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It Comes From Within (House Valdis Book 2) by Naomi Valkyrie – Review by Liz Vrchota

It Comes From Within (House Valdis #2)It Comes From Within by Naomi Valkyrie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second novel in the House Valdis novels from Naomi Valkyrie and I have been loving every adventure filled moment reading them. I would highly recommend that you read the first book before diving into this one because you will need that story background to fully enjoy and follow the novel. One of my favorite parts of reading Valkyrie is she manages to spin a fantasy novel with detail and action that keeps me enthralled. I like the dark elements and the attention to the details that matter. Often while reading fantasy novels I get lost in the made up languages or scenarios that the world is hard for me to dive in. I do not have that problem with Valkyrie’s novels and I love it.This novel takes up six months after the first book and we find Xenobia dealing with a complex set of issues. The way this story builds upon itself makes it hard for me to review without divulging way too much of the good stuff so for the details you will have to read this one yourself. I can’t wait to see what adventures we will find Xenobia and the rest of the gang take on in the next novel!

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The Dating Itinerary by Brooke Williams – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Dating ItineraryThe Dating Itinerary by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was excited to get my hands on The Dating Itinerary as soon as I saw the cover and a few teasers. I just needed to know what would come of these characters that sucked me in from a few blurbs. This was a fun and light hearted read in my opinion and it was perfect for the rainy Tuesday night that needed something to brighten up. I found myself laughing out loud several times and completely in love with the MC’s by the time I finished the first few chapters. This was one I didn’t put down until I read the last words.

Penny and Geo are rivals, but they never used to be and now that their jobs have thrust them back into each other’s lives, more drama and feelings are about to unfold. This is one of those that you just know how it is gonna end but you keep reading hoping that it goes the way you think it will. I won’t give away the final details but this is one you don’t want to miss out on for yourself. I can’t wait to see what we will get next from Brooke Williams.

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DEADLY WEAPON (Jake Wolfe Book 5) by Mark Nolan – Review by Liz Vrchota

Deadly Weapon (Jake Wolfe #5)Deadly Weapon by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 5th action packed novel in the Jake Wolfe series from Mark Nolan. I would think by now you would want to read the first books to follow along the journey of Jake Wolfe and his trusty sidekick Cody. I have really enjoyed every installment in this series but Deadly Weapon is taking the first place for my absolute favorite so far. I do hope we will keep getting these wild stories. I love how Nolan can suck you into the adventure literally from the very first page until the mind bending final chapter.

In Deadly Weapon we find Jake on a mission to stop a ‘deadly weapon’ from killing millions including the ones he holds most dear. The adventure is a nail biter and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together, and cheering for Jake to come out on top and victorious. This is one you don’t wanna miss, especially if you love adrenaline pumping story lines. I can’t wait to see what will come next!

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Secure Again (Chase Security Series #2) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Liz Vrchota

Secure Again (Chase Security Series Book 2)Secure Again by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ohhhh my, I just totally adored this book. I was completely sucked into it and couldn’t put it down until I had soon consumed it in one full sitting. Literally, I never even got up to cook supper this book consumed me that much it lead to a fantastic pizza night in our household!

Elizabeth Reed is everything you want to see in a female lead. A strong and fierce force to be reckoned with when it comes to medical integrity, she truly made this book so delicious to read. I Farmer (Martin) Bailey is the type of man that makes you weak in the knees; delicious, strong, protective, and down-right a hot Alpha lead. Elizabeth finds herself questioning the injuries that are coming in with the inmates from the local jail. As a doctor something doesn’t seem right and she is determined to get the the bottom of it. Just as that is heating up she is also faced with the fact that she is keeping the brother of the man she loves alive. These two do not have a pretty past but can they work together and find a beautiful future together? I can’t wait to see what the next book in the Chase Group stories will bring us.

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Remember My Name (Remember My Name Series Book 1) by Laurencia Hoffman – Review by Liz Vrchota

Remember My NameRemember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Remember My Name by Laurencia Hoffman, but I knew I wanted to read it after seeing the cover and a few teasers. This is a new author to me but I will be back to see what else she has available in the very near future. This book really took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions as I read the story of Shane Coulter. He is dealing with a lot right now and has some secrets that have shaped him into who he is today. The journey that he takes with his first love Callan is something that will stick with you long after reading. I will say this being a MM romance is usually a genre that I tend to critique harder because I love a good solid read with MM romance, it just seems to be something that can turn gimmicky at times. I didn’t have any issue with this in Remember My Name. It read very poignantly that this is a topic dear to the author and she put her all into writing a realistic and believable read. I was enthralled from the very first page until the last and I am sure anyone else who is a fan of MM romance will love it just as much as I did.

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Drifting, Falling: Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman – Review by Liz Vrchota

Drifting, Falling -- Diary of a Call Girl SuicideDrifting, Falling — Diary of a Call Girl Suicide by A.J. Ullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a new to me author but I read the blurb and saw a few teasers and I was drawn in instantly. I needed to know what the story was even it if was going to be a difficult one to get through. I will say yes this talks and deals with depression and suicide in depth from the very first page until the last, but the author does this with a great passion and with class that I have rarely found in difficult reads. This is one that will make you think and realize there are many people who suffer and walk the line between life and death daily, some of us just hide it so very well. I hope this can bring some comfort to those either grieving or suffering from suicidal thoughts. I really was enthralled in Ripley’s story. The way we saw glimpses of her diary and then got input from her psychiatrist was a unique way to tell this kind of story and I enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing what else is out there by AJ Ullman in the very near future!

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True Bastard (A Dark Sparrow Novel Book 4) by India Kells – Review by Liz Vrchota

True Bastard (A Dark Sparrow Novel #4)True Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh yes! This is another hot hot and an absolute must read from India Kells! I have fallen in love with her intense writing style long ago but each new novel of hers just pulls me deeper into her dark worlds and I cannot get enough. True Bastard is the fourth book in the Dark Sparrow Novels and I would think you can read them as stand alones but why not divulge in all of them for the full effect. These novels are fast paced and make your heart race for many different reasons as you read and follow these men and their leading ladies. In True Bastard we get Liam’s story and holy heck is it a doozy. All I have to say is his leading lady is a nun! Yup you heard that right! I can’t bare to give more because this book unfolds so perfectly as you read it I just won’t’ spoil that fun. It is one you don’t wanna miss out on though! I cannot wait to find out what we have coming next from India Kells!

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I’ll See You Again: A Scottish rock star, standalone opposites-attract romance (Reigning Hearts Book 4) by K.G. Fletcher – Review by Liz Vrchota

I'll See You Again (Reigning Hearts, #4)I’ll See You Again by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

KG Fletcher has stolen my heart when it comes to her romance novels long ago, but this one sealed fate as my favorite go to feel good romance. Fletcher writes with music as a heavy backdrop in a lot of her novels, a lot of my fav ones, but this always seems to suck me into the story that is much deeper and feels so incredibly connected to the characters and their emotions. Like, holy cow do I feel as if these are real life people that I want to visit and give a hug and share a drink or two with. I fall so hard for these characters and, I’ll See You Again, is no exception to the rule. I must admit I was already sold on Nicky though from the previous books in this series, which I would recommend that you get those as well even though this can be read on its own. I loved Nicky and Mac sweetened the deal. These two will take you on a roller coaster of emotions as you sometimes laugh, cry, or feel mad frustration. I couldn’t put this one down and read it in one sitting. I think this is one series of books that needs to have a special spot on my bookshelf at home so I can devour them over and over again. I can’t wait to see what we will get next from KG Fletcher!

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Just One Song (Just One… Book 2) by Lynn Stevens – Review by Liz Vrchota

Just One Song (Just One... Book 2)Just One Song by Lynn Stevens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I knew the moment I saw the gorgeous cover of Just One Song, I had to have it and know what the story behind it was. I am so glad that I one-clicked and will now be going back and reading the first book in this Just One… series from Lynn Stevens. This is one that will suck you in and hold you until the very last word. I read this in one sitting and happily stayed up late to find out how things would turn out for Cami and Dylan, the sleep was not missed lol.

We meet Cami as she is planning to leave the small hometown life she has grown up in to pursue her dreams of music. When a music legend comes to town and hires her as a backup singer she is completely swept into a world she never saw coming. Dylan and her have a chemistry from the get go and this will not make things easier for them among other things that you will have to read all for yourself because I don’t wanna ruin the delectable story that is theirs. It is one you won’t wanna miss though! I cannot wait to discover the rest of the series as it unfolds!

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On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life by Heidi Herman – Review by Liz Vrchota

On With the Butter!On With the Butter! by Heidi Herman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting read for me. I will be the first to admit I normally don’t go for the non-fiction reads or self-help books quite as much as I probably should. This one came to me in a time I needed the quotes and words of encouragement as I read. This is always a thing that I enjoy with fiction novels so that was a nice plus for sure and kept me engaged as I worked my way through the chapters. This will make you look at life in different ways and discover some pointers to help with those difficult and positive moments we all experience as we traverse this thing called life without a handbook. I would be interested to see what else and if maybe it is geared to a younger audience that Heidi Herman has available. I am a fan for sure of the way she approaches thinking and difficult topics so I would be interested in seeing what other thoughts she may have. This is one for a rainy Sunday when you just need some positivity and a leg up!

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