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Beneath: Two Book Bookset by Shandi Boyes – Review by Shannon Fowler

Beneath: Two Book BoxsetBeneath: Two Book Boxset by Shandi Boyes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beneath the Secrets is the first part of Hugo’s story which includes many flash backs to high school and his forever crush on Ava. We first met Hugo in the Enigma series but this box set can be read without reading that series.

Oh Shandi Boyes! What have you done to my heart!?! Beneath the Secrets? Oh no you just created more secrets! Oh and that ending?! I have said this before in my reviews, there are some books that just make you say WTF did I just read…so yeah, right now, Shandi Boyes what the actual…did I just read!?!

Hugo’s story is huge! It starts when he was in high school, crushing on his little sister’s best friend, Ava. But being a player, he kept innocent Ava at arm’s length. Ava was raised by overly strict parents, with a father that bordered on mental abuse. Ava and Hugo’s friendship never falters over the years. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, at least for these two it does. However, lack of true communication, secrets and jealousy keeps them from getting a happily ever after, at least for now.

“I want a man who has no qualms in showing his affection even with a house full of spectators. A man devoted solely and entirely to me. That is what I want and crave. That is what I deserve.”

And then the second part of Hugo’s story is Beneath the Sheets. Shandi Boyes has given us another book boyfriend! We learn that our main character, Hugo, is protective, thoughtful, caring, sexy, strong and so much more. Beneath the Sheets is the conclusion to Beneath the Secrets, which makes this the perfect boxed set. Hugo made some choices in his life and we learn just how devastated he is from the choices he felt he had to make in his past. Those choices, of course, didn’t just devastate him but they devastated those he loved as well. His mother and father, his siblings, and Ava. Ava is the love of his life. And everything he does, he does for her. What he doesn’t know is that his choices, while made with the purest of heart and good intentions, crushed Ava. He also doesn’t know that Ava is waiting and praying for his return. A return that is a long time coming.

“It shouldn’t matter if it is a week or a year, if they are who your heart desires, that’s all that matters.”

I believe all readers of romance novels are looking for the kind of love Hugo has for Ava. Time doesn’t matter. Distance is no object. Nothing will stop Hugo from finding his happily ever after, even if he believes he doesn’t deserve it.

Shandi Boyes has a writing style that makes you want to just keep reading. The characters in her other books have become your friends, your family even. You want to be them. Beneath the Sheets is no different. Every one of her stories have had me turning page after page, non-stop! I loved that Ava wasn’t a weak female. Yes, she loved Hugo with her whole heart, yes she was crushed. Did she roll over and die when he made his choices? No, not quite. She needed to live and Shandi Boyes made sure she did. The male characters are swoon-worthy while the females are determined and strong. We all want someone to love while being loved right back and Ava is no different.

Definitely recommend this boxed set!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks

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Unlikely to Fit by Ashlie Knapp – Review by Amber Lange

Unlikely to Fit (Parker Lake Book 2)Unlikely to Fit by Ashlie Knapp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlikely To Fit by Ashlie Knapp is book two in the Parker Lane series. It is a romantic comedy type book. I did not read book one but did not feel lost or confused in this book. This is my first book by this author and I do like her writing style. I found the book to be a little slow moving at first but it picked up for me around 30%. I really liked Breckin. She is nerdy and adorable and I bet her and I would be great friends if she was real. Griffin really was a gentle giant so to speak but I think the death of his first love just really was hard for him to get over. I think they definitely belong together. They both had heartache and both needed each other to be happy again. I really thought Griffs grandma was a hoot. Anyway overall I liked the story and would rate 4 stars.

Review by @nerdybrunette456

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JET: Ambushed by JE Vassar – Review by Jenni Bishop

JET AmbushedJET Ambushed by J.E. Vassar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

JET: Ambushed (Kindle Worlds Novella) by JE Vassar ​is an action packed thriller that is a very short and quick but the plot is fast paced and full of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat right up to the very last page. JE left it open for the story to continue and I hope it does. These agents are trained to be deadly and it’s that, that will keep the terrorists at bay but when one of their own is taken can the team reach her in time before a major disaster happens? Will they be able to stop evil and save their agent?

I recommend you grab this book as it will get your heart pumping.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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The New Neighbor (The Juniper Court Series) by Isabelle Peterson – Review by Jenni Bishop

The New Neighbor (The Juniper Court Series)The New Neighbor by Isabelle Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The New Neighbor by Isabelle Peterson is another book in the The Juniper Court Series and is probably my favourite amongst the ones I have read so far. Isabelle writes characters that you can relate to and you feel as though they are your friends. ​This is a M/M romance story and is wonderfully written and is oh so steamy and hot which makes them fit right into the court they live in, where anything goes.

Erik is getting over his broken heart and Kyle hasn’t even admitted to his family that he’s gay. Will they find a way to each other and will they be able to be open and honest not only with each other but with their families and friends.

I am looking forward to the next book from the Juniper Court series.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Addicted to Love (Bayou Devils MC Book 2) by A.M. Myers – Review by Jenni Bishop

Addicted to Love (Bayou Devils MC #2)Addicted to Love by A.M. Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Addicted to Love (Bayou Devils MC Book 2) by A.M. Myers is the best MC book I have read in a long time. Wow what a ride. A.M did a fantastic job writing this story that will leave you heartbroken, sad and crying but for all that was sad there is also moments of laughter. Once I started this book I was unable to put it down and read it in one sitting. The pain and suffering our main character had to endure was heartbreaking but she is one strong and sassy woman and with the help of one man and the MC behind her she is able to heal. There are characters that you just fall in love with and there are those who you just want to do physical bodily harm.

This is one outstanding book that everyone should read but beware tissues are needed.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Eye of the Storm (Gray Ghost #2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Jenni Bishop

Eye of the Storm (Gray Ghost #2)Eye of the Storm by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eye of the Storm is the second book in the A Gray Ghost Novel by Amy McKinley ​is a romance that is full of drama and suspense, ex military men, danger and violence and is full of intrigue and non stop action. Amy knows how to keep you engaged and guessing all the way through to the end with all the thrills, spills and more.

Mari is tough but can she out run the dangerous men who are hot on her trail. Can she survive the trials of the jungle or will she be lost to it? Will she ever be free?

What happens when you wake up not knowing where you are, how you got there or why you are there? Not to mention that he doesn’t even remember his name.

Danger is a constant and is never far away but can they survive to live another day or will the cartel in the depths of Colombia finally catch up to them.

A Gray Ghost series is one that you can sink your teeth into and enjoy the ride. I am so looking forward to the next book

Reviewed by @jennadb

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A Single Girl’s Guide to Paris (Single Girl Series Book 1) by Raven Gale – Review by Jenni Bishop

A Single Girl's Guide to ParisA Single Girl’s Guide to Paris by Raven Gale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Single Girl’s Guide to Paris (Single Girl Series Book 1) by Raven Gale is one super sexy, super hot, super steamy read. Wow I think I need a cigarette. Raven’s writing is a force to be reckoned with. It is written well and you don’t want to put it down as the chemistry between these two characters is off the charts. I also love the mystery and intrigue with the under story. It is a short read, but oh so good. I only wish it was a longer story.

If you need a little spice in your life, look no further A Single Girl’s Guide to Paris has it all. One sexy, hot, alpha ex-seal, sealed the deal. I am now waiting to read the next installment and know it will be just as good as this one.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Tilt (Dreams of Chaos #2) by Ashley Chappell – Review by Jenni Bishop

Tilt (Dreams of Chaos #2)Tilt by Ashley Chappell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tilt Dreams of Chaos Book 2 by Ashley Chappell ​is a well written story that is action packed YA fantasy that has adventure and magic, gods and mythology, magical and lore, mystery and mystical creatures that is set in different worlds. This book continues on from where the first book left off and is a little bit darker but there is adventure, humor and stubborn bravery in our lead heroine as she fights to learn more about herself, her magic and the evil invading her home.

If you like a good fantasy with danger and chaos that is entertaining and magical then Tilt is for you.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Just One Night (Blue Beech, #2) by Charity Ferrell – Review by Jenni Bishop

Just One Night (Blue Beech, #2)Just One Night by Charity Ferrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just One Night by Charity Ferrell is one story that you should jump at the chance to read. Love certainly isn’t easy and when your whole life is lost it breaks you, but when you receive news, of something you never thought possible, does it make you want to live again? Love when you are not looking for it but need it and it finds you, is something worth fighting for.

Charity has taken us into a world where sometimes second chances are all you need. Her writing is magical and the story is tragic but beautiful, passionate and loving, sad and yet happiness. I loved every word, every sentence, every paragraph. I fell in love with the world and characters, Willow who is a sassy and strong, loyal and loving, then there is Dallas who is sad and broken but also loving and sexy.

Just One Night will steal your heart and soul and leave you wanting more. Charity is a new Author for me but she is now one of my favourites and can’t wait to read more from her.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Deepest Scars (Being Me #5) by Tricia Copeland – Review by Jenni Bishop

Deepest Scars (Being Me #5)Deepest Scars by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deepest Scars is a novel of the ‘Bring Me’ Series by Tricia Copeland and can be read as a standalone. Tricia writes well and is invested in her characters. Some I loved, some not so much, as I wanted to smack them around, which to me means they are well written. This story is about second chances and new beginnings, secrets and forgiveness, love and heartbreak. Even though I found the story a little slow at times, it was still a good read.

As the layers were peeled back of our two main characters, especially Liz (whom my heart broke for), we got to see them grow and blossom, not just as a couple but also as themselves. That girl had to deal with more than any normal person deserves in her short life time but she managed and I wanted to hug her and take away all her hurt.

Tricia wrote this from a male perspective and it was different but good to read a story from the male point of view rather than the usual female.

Worth a read.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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