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Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Liz Vrchota

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novel really, truly moved me to tears several times while I was reading, I knew when I picked up the book that it would be somewhat of an emotional read for me regardless of how sappy the story would get. I don’t think I fully prepared myself for the roller coaster of emotions I would be embarking upon. I am so glad that I scooped up this book, even without knowing the author’s previous works. I am excited to see what else may be available by Sharleen Scott now.

Logan takes us on the journey of taking care of his mother that suffers from Alzheimers. Caring for your parent without any ailments is a difficult phase in life that comes with joys and challenges alike. It is something we all hopefully get the chance to do and can at some point relate with. Logan doesn’t hold punches with how he is feeling and handling things and I loved it. His mother really reminded me of my own at times and I instantly felt connected to her all the way till that last word. I can’t say enough good things about this novel so go grab it and devour it for yourself!

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Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3) by Nicole Banks – Review by Liz Vrchota

Collision (Shattered Hearts Book 3)Collision by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My goodness! Collision certainly wrapped up the Shattered Hearts series from Nicole Banks absolutely epically perfect! I have really enjoyed this series and with each book they just continue to get better and better until we have this gorgeous culmination to the series. I know for one that as sad as I am to see this series ends, I will be sure to enjoy them many more times to come in the future.

Kris and Chase keep us on the edge of our seats as we watch Kris face the past and the obstacle of learning to let go and forgive. Chase will stop at nothing and do whatever it takes to protect and be with what he holds the closest. These two have a chemistry that will ignite your kindles and cause you to fan the color from your cheeks. I was so enthralled with these two and their tribulations. I won’t spoil the ending but I can promise you it will knock your socks off! I can’t wait to see what will come next from Nicole Banks!

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Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas Series Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Liz Vrchota

Rogue Wave (The Inland Seas #2)Rogue Wave by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy hotness Batman! It gets increasingly difficult to review Gwyn McNamee’s novels. I struggle to find the words to really express what each of her novels do to me as I read them, and Rogue Wave was no exception to the rule. In fact, this book stands out as one of my favorites of McNamee’s to date. A difficult thing to do when her Stone Sober novels are some of my all time favorite reads in the history of ever.

This book takes back to the Inland Seas and the dark, looming, and suspenseful romance that seems to plague the characters in these books. This time we get to follow The Kraken and Principessa, also known as Cutter and Valentina. I absolutely flove these two. The way their romance ignited my kindle screen will be difficult to ever forget. I was gripped by the story they had to share with us and couldn’t get enough of the suspenseful drama that unfolded. I will definitely be the first in line for the next installment. I am sure it will just as fabulous and blow me away!

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The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Fisher Men Book II) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Book #2)The Fisher Men X-ing Lines by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebel Nicks O’Dey has really won a spot in my heart with the Fisher Men books. The Fisher Men X-ing Lines is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read the first book for the maximum enjoyment of the series and the building of the story. However, they could be read as standalones if you really wanted to start here. This one was chock full of good story lines and wonderful flirty romance. I have to say romantic comedies are usually an easy favorite for me but this one was just darn perfect. There was a wonderful dual storyline that played out and kept me on the edge of my seat to see how things would in turn come to a head. I loved the dimension it added to the novel, and it kept me engaged from beginning to end with not a dull moment to be had.

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines brings the much anticipated romance between Connor and Rika to life. These two are down right hilarious with the way they communicate and the routes they take to their love story. I enjoyed the different way they built a relationship over the texts and other forms of communication long before they ever fully met face to face. This is something that seems to be changing in our dating scene nowadays and it was nice to see that in a novel. I loved this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one in the series.

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Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent – Review by Liz Vrchota

Not So Wrong (Love Grows series, Book 2)Not So Wrong by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really couldn’t wait to get my hands on Not so Wrong. This is book two in the Love Grows series from Renee Regent, and I fell in love with this series and author in book one. They are written as of now where you could read them as stand alones or out of order. However, you do get to meet the main characters for Not so Wrong briefly in book one. Either way, both are fab and your won’t want to miss out on either of them.

I truly loved reading Melanie and Spencer’s story. These two captured my heart fairly quickly and I was consumed with them from beginning to end, well past my bedtime. I truly think the only negative for this story for me was that it ended. I loved the music theme with this. Melanie and Spencer both have a love for music in common. Sencer writes and composes music and Melanie loves to sing. The music that is possible to be made when these two come together is beautiful and ever present in the writing. I was captivated and could almost feel as if I was there watching these two in person. I absolutely cannot wait to see what will come next in this series!!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Liz Vrchota

A Perfect FitA Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh sweet mylanta, this was such a fun and a perfect introduction to the writing of Zoe Lee. As a new author to me I solely went into this book based on the fun and sweet cover. I tend to be kind of an easy sell on small town romances and the fact that it had a catchy twist of the play on Cinderella just added to the allure for me. I was not one bit disappointed and in fact found the book to be even more of deep romance novel than I had anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, this book was the perfect light and airy read that kept be entertained on an otherwise drab day, but it was steamy to boot. I thought the humor drew in the sex appeal and then the couple seemed to top it off with a steamy bedroom chemistry as well. All a delightful bonus.

Daisy and Dunk are both fun and quirky in their own ways, yet that is what compliments them as a couple as well. I loved the push-pull and that it wasn’t done in a cheesy way. I got the undertone of the Cinderella story but it was done well and not over the top. Overall, these two are quickly easy to fall in love with and will be a sure favorite couple of the year for me. I look forward to seeing what I have missed from Zoe Lee and to whatever may come in the near future!

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Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Truck StoppedTruck Stopped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You wouldn’t think with a series of this size that it could be possible for the stories to get better. This is not the case with Truck Stopped, the eleventh book in Satan’s Devils MC series from a personal favorite, Manda Mellett. I do not think there was one emotion that I am capable of feeling, and maybe even a few new ones, that I did not experience while reading the story of Truck and Allie. This story is one that I promise you will tear you up and spit you out mercilessly, but it will also slowly pull you all back together again in a warm cozy feel way. The characters become so real you almost feel as if you should be able to reach out to them. I loved every moment of my time spent with these two and I only felt disappointment once I realized the book had come to a close. I truly hope there will be many more Satan’s Devils stories to come. I look forward to whatever it is however that is to come next from Manda Mellett!

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Liz Vrchota

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

YES! This book is perfection! I have followed the Prestian Series all the way to the Torizial Affair and this is by far my most favorite of them all. Claimed is book three in the Torzial Affair series and I HIGHLY recommend that you read these books in order. You will really be able to understand and see the series for what it is, the romance and progression of a couple discovering they are meant for the BDSM lifestyle. In fact, Claimed, is the culmination in fact of that journey, where Brian and Jenny truly realize the roles in which they desire and need to have a successful relationship. This was such a beautifully written journey and I cant wait to see what will come next from the ever talented Via Mari.

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Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts Series Book 2) by Nicole Banks – Review by Liz Vrchota

Into Pieces (Shattered Hearts #2)Into Pieces by Nicole Banks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

UGH!! Where do I even start with Into Pieces? First of all, I cannot say enough good things about this book but I will start with the gorgeous cover! If I hadn’t already read book one I would have grabbed this novel without even knowing what it was about. I had to have this book once I finished book one, Shattered. I was lucky in that I read that only recently so I didn’t have the dreaded wait it seems for some, a thing I am glad about.

This book really reached the high expectations that book one set and actually for me in some ways exceeded it. I loved the dark almost thriller like undertone that kept me intrigued and on my toes as I fell in love with Jas and Angel. These two really tore me apart, literally ‘into pieces and slowly put me back together. Its beautifully written even in the dark parts. I can’t wait to see what we will get with book three. I can only expect that it will be just as fabulous as the first two.

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Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 3) by Donna S. Frelick – Review by Liz Vrchota

Fools Rush In (Interstellar Rescue, #3)Fools Rush In by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Usually not one for sci-fi novels, I tend to make an exception for Donna S. Frelick. I have really enjoyed the Interstellar Rescue Series and have always been left rapt for more. Fools Rush In is the third in the series, but could be read as its own novel. It really is actually a prequel more than anything so this may even be a good place to start if you want to meet the characters and have some more detailed back story. I’m sure after reading it you will be hooked on the series either way.

I love the characters Agent Rayna Carver and Pirate Sam Murphy. Both of them are great but together they are dynamite. I truly enjoy the equal grounding they both have as leads and as characters. The story is action-packed, literally straight out the gate, and it doesn’t slow down past lightning speed until the very end. The subtle romance was a nice touch to add depth of emotion as you read. I look forward to seeing what will come in the following books.

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