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Vive la Resistance (Donovan Trait Book 3) by Seelie Kay – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Vive la ResistanceVive la Resistance by Seelie Kay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When I saw book 3 in the Donovan Trait Series I was so excited to dive on in! I highly recommend reading this series in order to as book 3 continue where book 2 left off at.

Donovan and Shirley are battling to protect their children as the Vampire Coalition wants them all dead. The Trait’s are trying to raise their family with the freedoms that they deserve…but it been a battle and a true uprising for Donovan and his family and to all half bloods to stand up and take charge so no one has to fear any longer of the Vampire Coalition and their hardcore rules. Suspense, game plans, vampires and some romance leads into a great story!!

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Devil’s Breath by Lang Johnson – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Devil's BreathDevil’s Breath by Lang Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Suspenseful, dark romance that had me wanting more. Plenty of betrayal, lust and a bit of cat and mouse banter between Sera and Cassius. Sera is a strong female who took me by total surprise… I love that she is a smart chemist and also a deadly assassin. She is all about pleasing her father and the drug empire they are building but something unexpected happens when she meets Cassius, a handsome, smart businessman funding Sera’s product. Sera’s next target is Cassius, but as Cassius continues to get to know Sera and break down her walls will it be to late as Sera decides between love or family?

Fantastic book and wonderful characters. What a story!

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The Prospect of Death (An Alyssa Chalmers Cozy Mystery) by Carmen Radtke – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The Prospect of Death (Alyssa Chalmers mysteries, #2)The Prospect of Death by Carmen Radtke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love snuggling up to a cozy mystery and I enjoyed this story! Set in the 1860’s…. coming off of a long journey on a boat are women “brides” from Australia looking to make their way in British Columbia. All of the women turn to Alyssa when things get complex as a hotel owner ends up dead…something wrong with the gold that is being stored….and to top everything off an epidemic and a killer is on the loose! Twists and turns along the way, a little love interest…. I also love how all the women look up to Alyssa and are hopeful she can find the killer before it is to late.

What an enjoyable read!! Highly recommended!

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Victoriously Yours (Titans of Manhattan Book 4) by Anise Storm – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Victoriously Yours (Titans Of Manhattan #4)Victoriously Yours by Anise Storm
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story of Jonas and Mackenzie!! This is book 4 in the series, and I do recommend reading this series in order as the story includes previous characters from the other books. I can say I LOVE all of these books in this series, but this story is my favorite.

Jonas is a player, ladies man, smart and arrogant. He is a Titan. When his hotel is in need of a new chef for opening up a restaurant within the hotel, there is many players in a competition to get a life changing contract. Mackenzie is vying for a chance to win the contract, but not realize that the owner is Jonas. Playing a little cat and mouse game is what Mackenzie thinks she wants to play with Jonas…but who would be truly the winner when Jonas already knows the game. The past of comes back around for Mackenzie….hurt, betrayal and secrets all because of one man. Can Mackenzie let go of the past and move forward with Jonas?

This story flowed so easily and hard to put down….hot sizzling moments, secrets, past hurts and some very personal issues that hit home. This story of Jonas and Mackenzie was fantastic!

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The Lie That Binds by Amy Argent – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The Lie That BindsThe Lie That Binds by Amy Argent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!!!

I love how the author has a small saying before each chapter …..about love, lies and truths. This story had me hooked from the first page and it was very hard to put down. I had to know what was coming next….lies upon lies, half truths and trying to fit in. Nathan is a high school boy who has a “secret” that no one knows except for his family. When Holly stumbles and finds out this secret that Nathan has, its takes you on a journey where lies become more and easier to say…but what happens when you fall for the person you lie to but yet the secret.

I can honestly say I get Nathan’s character in many ways….trying to protect himself from being hurt but yet AHHHH….. the downward spiral can lead you to misery and Holly I loved in this book. She was just so caring and understanding and I love the character growth in the book from beginning to end.

Highly recommended book and I loved every page!

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Distant Memories (Nurse Morgan Series Book 2) by Kate MacInnis – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This 2nd book to the series was enjoyable and fun and definitely did not disappoint!! I continue to love ER Nurse Morgan Cutler as she embraces her psychic abilities seeing ghosts. Making peace with her “friends” then turns the seductress, Esmeralda. Gahh!!! All that Esmeralda wants is Morgan’s love interest, Dr. Caleb. As Morgan tries to fight off Esmeralda, she has to also balance insomnia, work, ghosts everywhere and the Wilkersons, will Morgan keep Esmeralda at bay and her relationship with Caleb in tact? Definitely read and find out! This is a great read!

PS I loved the Wilkersons in this book!!

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Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13 Book 4) by Danielle Jacks – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Burned by Fire (Firehouse 13, #4)Burned by Fire by Danielle Jacks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story of Sol and Ember. This gave me all the feels of raw emotion of feeling like you lost your purpose in life, finding that someone who is behind you 100% and that you can find your purpose and have this special bond between two people.

Sol, a retired firefighter, is truly feeling like he lost his purpose after an accident and is trying to drown his sorrows in drink. His friends, including new recruit Ember, want Sol to get help, but Sol needs to be the one to help himself. Ember is all about her career and totally driven (which I love), but also loves and wants to support Sol to get better. Sol and Ember slowly discover the healing process Sol’s issues after the accident that left him unable to no longer work and that Ember wants to be there for him. Will Sol and Ember discover love is worth fighting and supporting each other for, even if there is some age gap? Definitely read and find out. I truly recommend this book, it is so good!!

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Queen of Hearts (Heels, Rhymes & Nursery Crimes Vol. 21) By Natalina Reis – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Queen of Hearts (Heels, Rhymes & Nursery Crimes, #21)Queen of Hearts by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first sight of the book cover alone I knew I had to read this book…the cover is totally stunning!

Intriguing story and kind of a guilty pleasure in a dark way…it is all about revenge…. They call her
The Queen of Hearts….a different take on the story. Mimi, The Queen of Hearts, is smart and deceiving…but rightfully so. Men know no boundaries when they believe they win against The Queen of Hearts..but later they find out who truly wins at this “game”.

This book is a quick read, but wow….the story of deceit, lies, revenge against truly cruel men …. a twist and take on The Queen of Hearts story…but oh so worth it!!

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Deadly Sommer (Nora Sommer Caribbean Suspense Book 1) by Nicholas Harvey – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Deadly Sommer (Nora Sommer #1)Deadly Sommer by Nicholas Harvey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is not only a suspenseful story but it is a “game”…..the game of challenges for new policeman Nora as she was chosen to partake in a series of challenges to free a girl whom is kidnapped. Once you start in the story, you really get thrown in to the web of lies and deceit and the kidnapper whom is in the midst of these challenges has an agenda. Will Nora be able to finish each task to save the girl whom was kidnapped? Definitely read and find out! If you like a story that really is hard to put down with suspense, agendas and heart stopping moments this book is for you!! I am looking forward to book 2!!

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The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising Book 1) by Nadia Han – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

The Mastermind (WaterFyre Rising, #1)The Mastermind by Nadia Han
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Wow, I totally devoured this book and could not put it down. This was one fantastic romance/suspense story that just when I thought I had it figured out……the twists and turns along with sizzling moments kept coming.

Remington is truly a “mastermind”. He is totally brilliant and really puts up a facade believe he has a dark heart. His upbringing was heartbreaking….but growing up with his best friend Grayson and his sister Audri is what he needed. Years past and Remington takes over a company that Audri works for. I love the connection between them….his need to protect Audri and I love how strong Audri is sticking up for herself in situations that happened while working before Remi and his company took over. Both characters have this sense of a dark past….Remington keeps his distance in any relationship and is all about total business. Audri has this sense of guilt growing up over an unfortunate accident. Slowly Remington and Audri break down each other’s walls……but…..there is so much greed, suspense, lies and page turning twists that put both Remington and Audri in harms way.

Will Remi and Audri be able to get through each of their pasts and stay safe at the same time? Definitely read and find out you will NOT be disappointed.

This story is truly phenomenal!!

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