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A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries To Die For Book 3) by Judy Moore – Review by Liz Vrchota

A Tennis Pro To Die For (Cozy Mysteries to Die For, #3)A Tennis Pro To Die For by Judy Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third novel in Judy Moore’s Cozy Mysteries To Die For series. In my personal opinion these books just flow and are so much better when read in order. You really begin to feel as the characters are family you could visit from time to time and join in on their adventures. I love how Moore writes these mysteries with just enough humor and wit to feel like you get a comedy read as well. It is a unique spin to the cozy mystery genre. In this one we visit the world of pro tennis and man do things get messy. Beck really finds herself in the thick of it while taking tennis lessons she was coaxed into taking by her sister. The death of a tennis pro will make things even more interesting. I can’t wait to see where we will find ourselves next in this series.

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Price of a Rose: a Beauty and Beast tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2) by Byrd Nash – Review by Liz Vrchota

Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale (Historical Fantasy Fairytale Retellings Book 2)Price of a Rose: A Beauty & Beast Tale by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have really enjoyed the Historical Fairytale Retellings from Byrd Nash. This one of course brings us her rendition of Beauty and the Beast. I feel like sometimes the retellings can become a bit much from authors all the time, but this was a unique version that drew me in very well. Nash really reimagines the characters into some awesome and fun to read scenes that are original feeling to me. I really loved that she kept Poppy very much as a bookworm and built from there. It made me feel as if I was visiting a grown up version of one of my absolute favorite Disney movies of all. I will of course be back for more retellings soon I hope from Byrd Nash.

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8 Second Ride by Shannon Nemechek – Review by Liz Vrchota

8 Second Ride8 Second Ride by Shannon Nemechek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This novella was a well written and jam packed love story with a bit of enemies to lovers undertone. I enjoyed how this played out quickly and allowed me to disappear into a warm country day for a few hours as I followed along with Jess and Tuck. I won’t lie. I really did not like Jess and honestly she still wasn’t a fav of mine by the end of the book. I mean I understood why she was the way she was but I believe we all have to grow up and be adults sometimes and take responsibility for our own personalities. She did redeem herself a bit and overall this book ended well and would bring me back if this became a series from Nemechek.

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Beckoned (Born of Darkness Book 1) by R. B. Fields – Review by Liz Vrchota

Beckoned (Born of Darkness, Book 1)Beckoned by R.B. Fields
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Normally vampire reads are not a go to for me, but when I saw the cover and a few teasers I knew I needed to see what this was all about. Fields is also a new author to me so I am excited to get a chance to read what else she has available since I enjoyed this one. Beckoned it the first book of the Born of Darkness series, and I am super excited to get a chance to see what will come next. I loved the way Fields wrote these characters so well you can’t help but to fall in love with them as you follow them tackling the things life throws their way. I really enjoyed the erotic romance undertones as well because they were done well and with grace that this lifestyle deserves. I can’t wait to see what will happen next!

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10 Days by KJ Holliday – Review by Liz Vrchota

10 Days10 Days by KJ Holliday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

KJ Holiday was a new author to me but after seeing a few blurbs and teasers I knew it would be right up my alley for a lighthearted and funny romantic read. It did not disappoint and I found myself reading this quickly and sad when the story came to a conclusion. Holiday has a knack for writing some witty and laugh out loud scenes that will make any reader love these characters and the story they have to share. I couldn’t get enough of Alex and Penny and the sidekick friend Luke.

“First of all, f@*k tents.”

This line had me spitting out my diet pepsi, cause same lol. I love camping or the outdoors but not tents, tents are the devil and I have plenty of awful experiences with them to say I’m good never again. Alex really needs the experience though to help him with his latest writing endeavor and is dragged to the mountains to live it all. Penny throws in a plot twist when he discovers he loves her, but will Penny accept the advances and the idea of a romance with him? For that you will have to read to find out. I can’t wait to see what else is available from KJ Holiday in the near future!

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Gunner: An Eidolon Black Ops Novel by Maddie Wade – Review by Liz Vrchota

Gunner (Eidolon Black Ops #6)Gunner by Maddie Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoy just about anything that Maddie Wade writes but this one, this one has to be a favorite top read for sure. Gunner is definitely a novel that will rip you apart as you read and follow Gunner in his growth and determination to save face and make up for the pain he caused his sister so many years ago. Things have the added element of danger and adventure as Gunner works Eidolon, and the romance is enough to have you cheering for happily ever after after the first kiss. I couldn’t put this read down and soaked it all in, in one solid sit down so I’d prepare yourself with your fav drink and cozy spot. This is one you won’t want to miss!

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Liz Vrchota

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading The Goddess of Everything from Paul DeBlassie III. This is one thriller that will and did keep me sitting on the edge of my seat as I followed the story of Gabriel de LaTierra, a psychiatric healer. This is one that really takes it time to build and find that smashing ending, but I felt all the time spent was well worth every second. I found myself really connecting to Gabriel and becoming invested in his journey and the layers that surround it and build. I have high hopes this is not the last of this type of novel from DeBlassie, because I will be there to devour it next. I do look forward to seeing whatever new comes from him. This is my absolute favorite of his so I hope he can top it! If thrillers and layered, well planned and thought out novels that engage you are your thing, this is a book you do not want to miss out on reading!

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Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale – Review by Liz Vrchota

Where Flowers BloomWhere Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale, was an unexpected, beautiful, and gripping read that I could not put down. I was drawn in by the blurb and cover, Nikki Vale being a new to me author, but I will for sure be reading more of her books as soon as possible. Vale has a knack for writing a detailed and romantic read with so many more layers than you’d normally expect in a romance read. I was totally sucked in to the beautiful scenery, the past and present tidbits, the haunting that added much needed mystery and intrigue. I even was completely taken by surprise with how this book came to an end. I won’t divulge more details than what you get with the blurb and teasers because this is one that would be sad to ruin with spoils. This is one you do not want to miss though and that I can guarantee.

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The Traveler: Chimera Rising (The Traveler Series, Book of Eleanor Book 3) by Shannon Nemechek – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Traveler: Chimera Rising (The Book of Eleanor 3)The Traveler: Chimera Rising by Shannon Nemechek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been falling in love with Shannon Nemechek’s Traveler Series from the very beginning, and this exciting third installment is just as much loved and enjoyed. I would highly recommend that you read these books in order to fully understand where you are and how things have gone in each book. We find ourselves right where we left off with the second book so another reason to read in order. I love the adventure and the world building that Nemechek gives us with each of her novels. I felt as if I was right there along with the characters enjoying every moment. This is one you do not want to miss if you find your love time traveling and historical reads. I cannot wait to get a chance to read the next installment!

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Nobody Knows (Razes Hell Book 1) by Kyra Lennon – Review by Liz Vrchota

Nobody KnowsNobody Knows by Kyra Lennon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have been slowly getting familiar with the writings of Kyra Lennon and I have to say I have not found one that was below a four star read yet. I was excited to find this series, Razes Hell, as I am a big fan of rockstar romance reads. I don’t know what it is about them but it just makes me fall in love with the characters even more. In Nobody Knows we get all that and more. I was taken away to this world where there are three friends navigating life and adulthood the best they can. This somewhat becomes that friends to lovers read and the slow burn was intense and very well played out. I just loved each of the characters, even the side ones and I am beyond hooked. I cannot wait to see what other books we will get in this series!

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