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Back in the Ring (The Predator Series Book 4) by Brooke May – Review by Liz Vrchota

Back in the RingBack in the Ring by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well my goodness! This was a fun and enticing little read! I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the other previous Predator series books by Brooke May before I scooped up Back in the Ring, but I had no problems at all with understanding or character placements etc., and I really truly am stoked to now be able to to go back and have three books to devour while I wait for the next book to come. This book has a bit of everything in it, from the drama and the comedy to break it up, tearful moments where I was wanting to reach out and hug the characters, to the moments where I was so over the moon in love with them. Every emotion felt was real and raw, I felt as if I was there with the characters a lot of the time.

Bijou Augustine is determined to keep her dead husband’s dream alive, the struggling and dilapidated youth center. Things only become more complicated for Bijou as her daughter approaches the difficult tween years and tries every last nerve she has. Then life as she knows it will be forever changed when she meets the handsome Noah. As perfect as they seem however there is a secret lurking in his past… You HAVE to one-click and find out how this story comes together for Bijou and Noah. I am sure that you will fall in love with them just as much as I have! Happy reading!

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FORTITUDE by Carrie Dalby – Review by Liz Vrchota

FortitudeFortitude by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

FORTITUDE by Carrie Dalby is one of those novels that crept up and swept me away unexpectedly. I was really not sure what to expect other than an darker coming of age story from what little I read before I was convinced that I needed to read it. I am glad that I did, and will definitely be adding this to my list of books to share with my tween daughter as she grows into that age. Claire O’Farrell is a character that can reach different age groups and still entertain while spreading a much needed history reminder and lessons in well, Fortitude. I was hooked on her journey from the very beginning and loved how Carrie Dalby brought to life the scenery as much as the characters. I felt as if I was right there amidst the chaos and sadness, weather it be in an action situation or a just an emotive situation where you could feel the emotions of the characters drip off the pages. It is definitely one I would recommend reading and having on your bookshelf too! I can’t wait to see what will come next from Carrie Dalby.

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Age of Saints: Druid’s Brooch Series: #7 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Liz Vrchota

Age of Saints (Druid's Brooch #7)Age of Saints by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Saints is the seventh book in the Druid’s Brooch Series from Christy Nicholas, don’t panic if you haven’t read the other six yet, or in order, these novels can be read as standalones. Of course your reading experience will always be enhanced when you become invested in a series from the very beginning. I have had the pleasure of doing so with this one and I am glad that I have been just reading in order etc. This one was not my absolute favorite of the series so far. Nothing to do with the writing or the characters, I just really had a difficult time with getting into this books flow. However, this is one of the reasons that I do love the series… these are all rich in historical detail and combines that with the fantasy world to bring to life these fantastical stories that have made up the Druid’s Brooch Series. I think for me however, this set of time was just one I was not as ‘interested’ in so to say and that may have been my catch. Otherwise the characters were fantastic, and the world-building amazing as always! I felt as if I was right there at times. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2) by Deidre Huesmann – Review by Liz Vrchota

Yearning Young (Burning Britely Book 2)Yearning Young by Deidre Huesmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Yearning Young, the second book of the Burning Britely series from Deidre Huesmann. I would recommend that you read the first book before you jump into this one, just to kind of have and idea where things are and who the characters are. This continues with the coming of age theme for Jeff and Braeden, only told from Braeden’s point of view this time. I really enjoyed that twist and seeing things from his angle. This does touch on several emotional and touchy topics that are often overlooked or not discussed enough among teens or young adults like they should be and like I mentioned in my review of the first book this would be a great tool to introduce the topic among classes or children of your own etc. I love how Huesmann keeps things realistic and raw without drowning out the the topics at hand, and yet she keeps the storyline at the forefront to keep the reader fully engrossed. I can’t wait to see what is to come next! Thanks for the emotional and thought provoking read Ms. Huesmann!

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Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights Series Book 4) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Liz Vrchota

Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights, #4)Knights Who Won My Heart by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I truly don’t know where to start with Knights Who Won My Heart, or better yet I don’t know the exact words that I am looking for that will do this book the justice that I want to give it in this review. I have followed this series from the very first book, Knights After My Heart, which I suggest is where you start if you have not read the full series, and then complete them in order for the best experience. You will want to grow along with the Lia and the rest of the characters that you will get to meet and fall in love with. I absolutely just could not put this down till I found out how things would turn out for everyone in the end. My only sadness comes from the fact that this is the conclusion of the series. I do however look forward to finding out what we will get next from Sonya Jesus. Whatever it is, I am sure it will be as fantastic as this series if not better!

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LOVE on the LINE (Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens Book 2) by Laurie Lewis ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

LOVE on the LINE (Great Expectations Love Stories: The Graykens Book 2)LOVE on the LINE by Laurie Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What started as a small hunt for something to warm my heart on a cold winter night, something maybe within the seasonal feel, not only led me to this wonderful novel, Love on the Line but Love on a Limb, which started it all for me. I have been quite speechless actually for the words to do proper justice to not only my feelings that I have but those that are provoked while reading the book. I do know for sure that I will not go into details, that is one thing you will need to dive into not just this book, but also Love on a Limb for yourself in order to truly appreciate the journey to be had. Matt and Mikayla will definitely make sure you feel the gambit of emotions though, tears included if you are anything like myself, so you will want to have those comfort items and a box of tissues to keep you company while you read. My only complaint it that this is over, but I am for sure ordering hard copies now so that they can grace my bookshelves and I can hold them and enjoy these beauties whenever I need my emotions ruffled. I can’t wait to see what will come next from Laurie Lewis! Thank you so much for this fantastic read!

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Coming Home: The Sequel to Flowers in December by Jane Suen – Review by Liz Vrchota

COMING HOME (Flowers in December, #2)COMING HOME by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this pop up on my feed. I had absolutely adored Flowers in December and was left wanting more, not with loose ends, but still wanting some more of Connor and what would come next for him. This was that and so much more. We just happen to get a lot more than we may have even bargained for. I would highly recommend that you read the first book, Flowers in December before devouring this one, everything will flow and make sense so much more. This one is obviously a holiday/Christmas story but I really feel as is I will be pulling this gem out any time of year, whenever I need an emotional and yet encouraging read. I almost feel as if these two books together would create a great Hallmark Christmas movie. I can’t wait to find out what will come next from Jane Suen! I am sure it will fantastic whatever it will be, and on my to be read list! Happy reading!

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Blade’s Edge (Satan’s Devils MC #10) by Manda Mellett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Blade's Edge (Satan's Devils MC #10)Blade’s Edge by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blade’s Edge is the 10th, yes 10th book in the Satan’s Devils MC series. Each of them can be read as a standalone novel, this being no exception. With that said, I would recommend that you read the all though, least important is order, but this will really give you the commeraderre and family story that really is truly the real beauty behind a motorcycle club. Manda Mellett has really accomplished bringing to life a great family here and I have loved following along the way with each one of the books.

Blade’s story was every bit as intense as I had anticipated it would be. Figuring out the horrible details of his childhood and his mother’s betrayal was heartbreaking. Watching him destroy himself in the the process of learning he is worthy of love was both beautiful and tragic. I enjoyed Tash as the leading gal in this one. She balanced Blade well I think in the long run. For me she got to be a bit much at times but really it all came to make a great overall novel so I can’t complain. Can’t wait to see what will come next from the ever talented Manda Mellett.

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Little Do You Know (Bayou Devils MC Book 5) by A.M. Myers – Review by Liz Vrchota

Little Do You Know (Bayou Devils MC 5)Little Do You Know by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have really become a bit of a fan-atic over the Bayou Devils MC Series from AM Myers. Every single time I finished one of them I say that this was the best and that they just couldn’t possibly get any better, yet I am time and time again proven wrong. Little Do You Know has by no sure surprise put the other books in a completely different level. I could not believe how raw and emotional the feelings got in here. Life and the absolute messes that prove to surround any love story, good or bad, is all portrayed here in this book. It is wonderfully real and I felt as if I was right there with Noah and Kady. So often I wanted to reach in and hug Noah, shake Kady, throw my kindle across the wall, and yet scream if it left my hands. I just know this, I couldn’t get enough. My only solace coming from the fact that the next Bayou Devils book is set to release in May. (2019) I am sure that it will once again be everything and more than I can hope for! Till then happy reading!

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The Inheritance: The Story of an Unlikely Submissive by India Kells – Review by Liz Vrchota

The InheritanceThe Inheritance by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I know that isn’t the greatest of words really to express, so often overused, but really this book just makes you go wow! At least for me it did. I adore India Kells and don’t ever usually even bother reading the blurbs for her books, I just one-click, and this was no exception. I saw it was new and a short read and had a night away to myself! Oh my India, I could have had six more of these!! I read this book in one complete sitting, I refilled my bath over and over till it was done lol. Every single moment was breathtaking. From the emotional and almost spiritual journey we find the characters taking to the wild, steam and erotic bdsm world we venture through with them as well, you are literally drowning in the feelings and words as they drip off the pages, or screens of your kindles. India brings to life with her vibrant storytelling and detailed scenes, Lani and Sam in a way that you will feel as if they were a part of your life all along when you finish the book. I can’t wait to find out what will come next from the ever talented India Kells!

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