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Moonlit Kiss (A Venice Romance) (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Liz Vrchota

Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Kiss : A Venice Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Amy McKinley and all of her novels and series, but this latest one Moonlit Kiss of the Moonlit Destination Series has really become a fast top favorite, like probably my all time favorite number one read of hers. This one was so very vivid and I felt from page one as if I was right there with the characters walking in their shoes and along for the adventure. I really was on the streets of Venice and the added suspense and spins of intrigue that were layered in the romance of this read was beyond stellar. I could not put this book down. I read until three am so that I could see how Gianna and Serigio’s story would come to a close. I just had to know there was no way any rest would be had until I did. This is one you don’t want to miss and can be enjoyed as a standalone read, but I would recommend the entire series!

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Red Coat by Isobella Dunn – Review by Liz Vrchota

Red CoatRed Coat by Isobella Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I picked up Red Coat by Isobella Dunn for an afternoon in the sun by the pool. I was so engrossed in this book though that I quickly found myself with a bit of a sunburn and a book hangover. This was quite the enthralling read and I was completely taken away into Sara’s world. She made me want to reach in and hug her and Rachel several times. This book really was layered with elements of romance and mystery but also brought drama and coming of age in as well. I enjoyed the way Dunn balanced the heavy and made it feel as if you were able to enjoy it in any setting, like I said I enjoyed this by the pool but also could have found myself enjoying this under the blankets on a cold rainy day. I look forward to seeing what else might be available by Isobella Dunn and what may come next.

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Secure Decision (Chase Security Series Book 5) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Liz Vrchota

Secure Decision (Chase Security Series Book 5)Secure Decision by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was excited to see what the fifth book in the Chase Security Series would bring and it did not disappoint! While you could read this book as a standalone I would highly recommend this series be read in order as they all build really well together and do tend to overlap at times here and there. I really love the way they layer the romance with intrigue and danger leaving you wanting more each and every single time. This one brought us the ever exciting story of Wes and Eleanor. These two will have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you try to figure them out and the drama that surrounds them as the story unfolds. I cannot wait to see what we will get with the next book!

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Forbidden Wolf (The Shadow Chronicles Book 1) by CR Robertson – Review by Liz Vrchota

Forbidden WolfForbidden Wolf by C.R. Robertson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a non-stop action filled read that will suck you in from page one and keep you hooked until the crazy cliffhanger ending that will leave you wanting more right now! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I scooped it up having never read CR Robertson before but I was enthralled by the cover and wanted to know more. I was completely grasped and knew that I was not disappointed I had grabbed this five star read by the time I finished chapter one. This is not your typical vamp fights Lycan Twilight spin off read. It will challenge the stereotypes you have come to build behind those for sure. I can’t say enough good things about this book and I am anxious to see what the next one in the series will bring us.

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BRINK OF DENIAL (SONS OF SINDICATO BOOK 2) by SONYA JESUS AND CAM JOHNS – Review by Liz Vrchota

Brink of Denial (Sons of Sindicato #1)Brink of Denial by Cam Johns
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yall if you have never read Sonya Jesus and Cam Johns writing together, run, don’t walk, run and one click this series now! This is book two in the series and by far one of my favorite books by these two ever! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one after diving into the other ones that prefaced this but wow did this one blow all my expectations out of the water. I really love dark romance stories especially ones with mafia storylines so this series was never a question for me but the way this weaves and flows is something that I think is masterful and could make a big screen blow up! I was on the edge of my seat following Dane and Mila through everything they faced and pulling for them to find the happy ending I so wanted them to have! I cannot wait to see what will come next!

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Blue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor – Review by Liz Vrchota

Blue Summer Part TwoBlue Summer Part Two by Everly Taylor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blue Summer Part Two is definitely everything I had hoped it would be. Now, I hope it would go without saying that this being a part two you should read the first book before diving into this one, but to each their own. This is an interesting set of books that builds a whole new world that is set up for us in book one and we revisit in this installment with the same wonderful characters that we fell in love with. I love how Ms. Taylor has made this unique world for us to escape into so easily. Her writing style is so descriptive and flows so well that the reader is transported easily and feels as if they are walking alongside the characters. I am eager to see what else is available by her Everly Taylor and what will come next!

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WILD VAMP (JADED VAMP BOOK 2) by L.D. WOSAR – Review by Liz Vrchota

Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2Wild Vamp: Jaded Vamp Series Book 2 by L.D. Wosar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so I will be the first to admit I am usually over vampire novels. They have run their course but this book has a character with my daughters name closely to it in it and the reviews were stellar as well as some awesome teasers so I had to see for myself what was behind the cover! I am super glad that I did so and I will be back for more!! I loved every moment and quickly devoured this in one sitting. I enjoyed how it was fast paced with plenty of ebb and flow to keep me well on the edge of my seat and wondering what would come next but also fanning myself at the right times too! I fell in love with the fierce female characters that dominated the kindle too! Something we need more of! I will be checking out more of LD Wosar as well because this was also my first experience with this author and now I am HOOKED!

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The Eclipse Dancer by Laura Koerber – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Eclipse DancerThe Eclipse Dancer by Laura Koerber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While this book should have been a heavy mess of emotions, and at times it was, it didn’t kill me with the tears and sobbing mess that I had prepared myself for when I first sat down expecting to. I was both pleasantly surprised by this and sad as well. I didn’t know how to really process the feels that I was going through while reading this novel but I suppose that is how I feel most of the time I read novels penned by Miss Koerber. I will say this book could be read as a fairytale yes but really it is a wonderful read for the middle-age adult who is dealing with the task of how to process or change to caring for our parents or grandparents ets… we become the caregivers at this age and I think there were some really strong poignant points that I took away from reading this for sure. It was also a nice escape as well with a wonderful understory that was nice to escape into and follow along with. I look forward to seeing what else may come from Koerber in the future.

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Liz Vrchota

The Cross of CiaranThe Cross of Ciaran by Andrea Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this paranormal romance from Andrea Matthews. I was used to her writing style so I knew what I was getting into when I picked up this newest series from her. I really enjoyed this lovely start of what I can only imagine will be a rich and detailed trip through pagan and irish history as we follow the way this story and series will unfold. I really loved how once again Matthews’ love for history and romance shone through each and every word almost poetically as it read. I really enjoyed it and felt transported into the story and each scene. I will be anxious to go back and read book two just as soon as I can get my hands on it!

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Sleeping Angel (Soul Connection Book 2) by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Liz Vrchota

Sleeping Angel (Soul Connection Book 2)Sleeping Angel by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was excited to get to read the second book of the Soul Connection series from Nikki Lynn Barrett, Sleeping Angel. I was prepared, or so I thought, for the emotional roller coaster that it would take me on and settled in on a rainy afternoon when I needed an escape from some heavy stuff going on in my own life. While I needed it it was one heck of a tear jerker! So make sure you have your tissues ready when you do finally read Logan and Angels story. This is one you do not want to miss though. It is a wonderful reminder that our lives are short and we should really savor what we have when we have it and live it while we can. I look forward to seeing what will come with the next novel. I am sure it will be just as wonderful as the first two.

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