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Like Wind Against Rock by Nancy Kim – Review by Colleen Noyes

Like Wind Against RockLike Wind Against Rock by Nancy Kim
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like Wind Against Rock was my first book by Nancy Kim and I enjoyed it very much. The author did a wonderful job of storytelling. Her writing style was smooth and engaging and I found myself settling into the story very quickly. The characters are all realistic and each has their own story. I enjoyed that you got to know each character intimately so for me the character building was incredible and connected very well. The mother made me laugh out loud more than once because you could just feel that she was coming into her own and I could picture her little antics. They relationship between the mother and daughter felt real and comfortable and I thought the author did a very nice job of pulling it all together with different perspectives and the main secret wasn’t shoved down your throat, but instead I felt it was slowly built up to. I really enjoyed this book and while it is not one I would normally choose I am so glad that I did.

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The Don (Her Three Immortals Book 1) by Hazel Storm – Review by Jessica Phillips

The DonThe Don by Hazel Storm
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Don, book 1 of Her Three Immortals series by Hazel Storm was a quick read but left me wanting more!
I was not ready for it to end!! I love the multiple point of views from several of the characters.

Vanessa is a hairdresser and loves being able to bring out the inner beauty of her clients. It is what she’s good at. But it could also mean competition to others in the beauty industry.
Grey is The Don of the Underworld and is in town on business. Moving in across the street from Vanessa is just a perk.
Raef is Grey’s half-brother, a very sexy billionaire that is proving to Vanessa that not all financially successful men are A-holes, or are they?

Vanessa has some issues in her home life and just as these interesting men walk into her life her work life starts to suffer as well.
Can they help her? Is she willing to pay the price?

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

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Mariekkela: From Finland, with Love by Stuart Ledwith PhD – Review by Chrissy Spulak

Mariekkela: From Finland, with LoveMariekkela: From Finland, with Love by Stuart Ledwith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was immediately drawn to this book as if it called my name. I experience vivid and very real dreams from time-to-time, so the simple involvement of dreaming grabbed me. The pull this book had on me did not stop once it was opened. The author writes with such an intimate style, I feel as though we were in the same room. Being interested in spirituality, dreams, and past lives, I simply devoured this book. Mariekkela: From Finland, with Love by Stuart Ledwith, PhD is an original, historical story that takes the reader back to 1939, in which Mariekkela’s Kari is killed by Russian soldiers. The book follows her life after the incident, and is a testament to undying, true love. The author also has a book titled The History of the Universe: As My Soul and I Remember, and I am definitely going to get my hands on that one to fall deeper into this author’s world and ideas. I appreciate a read that inspires me to consider new perspectives, or deepens and broadens an existing perspective, and if you have never read anything from this author before, this book is a five star choice.

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The Cross of Ciaran (The Cross of Ciaran Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Natasha Dowell

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

Are you a fan of fantasy, steamy historical romance, and skillfully written flashbacks? Then this book is for you. Right from the start you’re on the edge of your seat, not quite believing what you’re reading. I am an absolute sucker for this kind of storytelling, it draws an amazing picture of the main character and his struggles throughout the whole book. I wouldn’t change anything except that I now want more to read right this minute. Might need to read it twice to relive it all and grasp all the different aspects of this one.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Courage of UsCourage of Us by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Courage of Us by Brooke May is book one of the Code of Honor series.

Patience and Duke have been best friends forever. Now they’ve graduated and Patience is sure nothing will tear them apart. She finally gets the nerve to tell Duke how she feels and things escalate from there. The next morning, Patience’s world falls out from under her when she wakes up to find Duke gone. Patience does the only thing she knows how to do and that is to keep moving forward as painful as that is. Seven years later, Patience doesn’t even recognize herself but she finally takes the steps to reclaim her life. As an unexpected surprise, Duke is back home and he is looking to make things right with Patience. Will Duke be able to convince Patience to hear him out? Is it too late for them?

I couldn’t put this book down! I really enjoyed it! I felt for Patience. She was just making the best out of a situation and it really spiraled out of control for her. I’m glad she was able to stand up for herself because so many people aren’t able to.

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Kissing Scars by Jim Shomos – Review by Karen Pearman

Kissing ScarsKissing Scars by Jim Shomos
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a new author to me, but I was intrigued by the cover. I picked it up and read the synopsis on the back and decided to give it a read. I’m glad that I did. I think that the writer did a great job with the character development and the world description. It was a fantastic and beautiful read but not a long book at all. I read it in no time. Of course, I also didn’t want to put it down. Not only was this a beautifully written romantic comedy, but it also contained quite a bit of drama and emotional turmoil with the typical snags in the way. I look forward to reading more of this authors work. Especially if it’s anything like this one.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Shelly Kittell

Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1)Courage of Us by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Patience and Duke have been friends since diapers. They are yin to yang for each other. The challenge is that they don’t know they are in love with each other. Once summer after graduation changes everything….fast forward to a few years later and they meet up again. Can the love and friendship be rekindled? I found myself rooting for them. As they face challenges ahead, they don’t give up on each other and they just chug along Well-written and very realistic, the author kept this smooth and easy-flowing like a summer river.

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The Cross of Ciarán (The Cross of Ciarán Book 1) by Andrea Matthews – Review by Kayla Bullock

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

Ciaran, a pagan priest from the 5th century, is buried alive for his indiscretions with a woman, seen as a betrayal to the priestess he served. 1500 years later, his body is unearthed, in perfect condition. But when the body disappears and Ciaran awakens in 20th century New York, questions surround the mystery. Well written, wonderfully developed characters. The story is an easy read and I am looking forward to the sequel

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Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Gillian Fawell

Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia, #1)Sugar & Spice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Sugar and Spice is right! That’s exactly what Phoebe Alexander delivers in this page turner with surprises on every page! The lead characters were a surprise to me when I began but they quickly grow on you as you learn more about their human side and their motives! Will be very interested to see where this series goes!

 

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The Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson – Review by Sarah Hammel

The Earl's Scandalous WagerThe Earl’s Scandalous Wager by Wareeze Woodson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In historical romance there are things you expect and there are things that you expect to be glossed over or changed for the genre such as the treatment of women. However, it was very jarring to continuously have the Earl and every other man think about the main character Emily as a possession. As is always the case, I wish there was a longer time between the meeting and the proper relationship starting because it felt very rushed to me that they got married and then the next day Emily was already practically in love with him. Period romances are my favorites and I was very excited to read this book to add another to the ever growing pile but I ended up slightly disappointed because the characters were coarse and at the best of times fickle. The cute and romantic moments were very wonderful and it was super sweet. Overall, a quaint period romance for a quick change of pace for someone.

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