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Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Miami Days Havana NightsMiami Days Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell

4-stars

Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell was an interesting historical suspense novel. This is the second book I have read by this author. This novel was very invigorating and jumped straight into the suspense from page one. It was a little gruesome and bloody at times. I loved the character development in this novel. All the characters were realistic and several were easy to relate to. The imagery was excellent and detailed. I had no difficulty picturing each scene as the story progressed. This was an enjoyable read and definitely an excellent change up for me. I recommend it!

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Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander

5-Stars

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander was an excellent steamy Romance. I love reading Alexander’s books. With this novel shed did an excellent job with her characters Moon and Katja. They were introduced originally at the end of book one and this story has a greater focus on them. I do recommend that book one be read prior to this since it builds off of that storyline. It will help readers understand what is going on better.

I also really enjoyed the storyline and how organized it seemed to be. I had no trouble keeping pace with it as well. It does have a lot of sexual content so it is not a recommendation I would give to readers under 18. I do highly recommend this book and hope others check it out. It is easy to get lost in.

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Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria 1)Ice Crown by Kay L Moody
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody

5-Stars

Ice Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria Book 1) by Kay L Moody was a creative and magical 5-star read. Talise is brought to the Academy to test. She is aiming to get in to train in shaping the various elements. She comes from the Storm which is where the lower class lives. They are not entitled to anything and she must return unless she becomes a Master Shaper.

This novel was fun, entertaining, and easy to read. It had excellent character development and was organized well. I found Talise to be a realistic and motivated character. I also truly enjoyed the abilities of the individuals at the Academy. Many were able to shape the elements and do amazing things with them. I can’t wait to continue with the story in book two. I highly recommend this novel and definitely feel it deserves all 5 stars.

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The River Fairy’s Wish: A Lyrical Fairy Tale by Cyrena Shows – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The River Fairy's Wish: A Lyrical Fairy TaleThe River Fairy’s Wish: A Lyrical Fairy Tale by Cyrena Shows
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The River Fairy’s Wish: A Lyrical Fairy Tale by Cyrena Shows

5-Stars

The River Fairy’s Wish: A Lyrical Fairy Tale by Cyrena Shows was a cute short story that would be perfect for kids. There is great detail and color in the various illustrations in this children’s book. I loved that it could be sang or read normally. It is more tailored to girls than boys. It was sweet and fun. The words were precise and easy to read. I found it easy to follow the story. I definitely recommend this book for young girls.

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Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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

Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent

5-Stars

Not So Wrong (Love Grows Book 2) by Renee Regent was an excellent Romance. I had a lot of fun reading this novel. Spencer and Melanie were two extremely talented and creative individuals. Their musical abilities had me full of envy. I really enjoyed following these two as their story progressed. Regent did an amazing job on their development.

This is the first book I have read in this series and will say that it can be read as a standalone. I felt the author provides enough detail to prevent readers from getting confused if they haven’t read the first book in the series. I do plan on eventually reading book one since this one was addicting. I highly recommend it!

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Fisher Men X-ing Lines (Fisher Men Book II) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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

The Fisher Men X-ing Lines (The Fisher Men Book 2) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey

5-Stars

The Fisher Men Xing lines (The Fisher Men Book 2) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey was an excellent 5-star novel filled full of comedy, romance, and fun. It is an amazing addition to this series. This novel focuses on Connor and Rika and can be read as a standalone. I do recommend reading the first book though since it provides a great deal of backstory to what occurs.

On another note, I felt that the author did an excellent job on her main characters. They are introduced in fun and creative ways. They are also developed well and grow as the story progresses. Each setting was also very detailed and easy to visualize. It was difficult for me to put this book down. I highly recommend it!

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A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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

A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee

5-stars

A Perfect Fit by Zoe Lee was a funny romantic and witty read. Being that this is book two in its series, I might mention that it can be read as a standalone. Also, it is for more mature audiences since there are various sexual scenes, innuendos, and comments.

The author, Lee, easily pulls readers into the novel with an opening involving a wedding reception. Daisy and Dunk fall into the typical couple to hook up in the wedding party but unfortunately Dunk is black out drunk. This leads to him believing it was all just a dream at first. He is then sent on a wild goose chase by his friends to find his sexual Cinderella. With that, it lead way to a hilarious storyline with excellent character development. This book was an easy read and I definitely plan on going back and reading book one in the series. I highly recommend this novel.

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Tangles by Sharleen Scott – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

TanglesTangles by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tangles by Sharleen Scott

5-Stars

Tangles by Sharleen Scott was easily a 5-star read. I felt inspired and moved by the amount of emotion and love in this story. The story’s main focus was on Logan and Lois, his mother. He begins to care for her after his father suddenly passes. It is difficult for him because she has Alzheimers and has a very difficult time with her memory. I loved how much Logan’s character seemed to soften and mellow out after discovering her old diaries. It was amazing how it seemed to turn things. Despite her issues with her Alzheimers, Lois was a magnificent lady.

This novel really pulled me in and O found it easy to relate to having worked with an Alzheimers population myself. I felt that the author did well with the detail and information given in this story. This was definitely a delightful read and I highly recommend it. It may bring a few tears to your eyes, but it truly is wonderful.

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The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The FloodThe Flood by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn

5-Stars

The Flood by Meghan O’Flynn is an excellent 5-star crime thriller. I was riveted and could not stop reading. The storyline definitely bit one of my worst fears with the group being stuck in a bunker underground. I could easily imagine the characters fear and anxiety. O’Flynn does an amazing job with her imagery and character development in this novel. I loved Victoria’s character the most of all. She was brave and stayed strong. This novel was addicting and definitely worth it’s 5-stars. I have yet to read a book by this author that I have not liked.

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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Time Traveler's Magic (Book 1 of the Magic Bound Saga)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate

5-Stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate take readers on an excellent adventure through time. It features romance, magick, shifters, vampires, and of course time travelers. Ember is unique and after her mother enters a coma finds out there is more going on than she realized. This is especially so when she finds herself in the past with Rane.
This story was easy to follow and difficult for me to put down. I loved every bit of it! The characters were excellent and developed well. It was also easy for me to visualize the different time periods Ember visited. I can’t wait for book two in this series to come out. I highly recommend this novel!

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