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Squid (Moto X Book 5) by Brooke May – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

SquidSquid by Brooke May
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such an enjoyable contemporary romance story that was hard to put down. I loved the characters in this book. Levi is all about having fun, partying and having the looks and money to go along with it, but you learn deep down he also has been hurt in is past. Chance encounter Levi meets Kindle….and I could not help but to love her in this story. Kindle is a strong and career driven woman who know what she wants…..but she does not want Levi. When Levi’s father puts Kindle in “charge” of Levi in their law firm things change. There are definite sparks between Kindle and Levi, and I was rooting for them throughout the story. Will Kindle take a chance on Levi? Definitely read and find out!

This book was a great read filled with sizzling chemistry and great characters!

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Flame and Crystal Thorns (Fae and Crystal Thorns Book 1) by Kay L. Moody – Review by Stephanie Nicole

Flame and Crystal Thorns (Fae and Crystal Thorns, #1)Flame and Crystal Thorns by Kay L. Moody
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I personally love fantasy novels so when I saw the cover of this novel I just knew that I had to read it. I have personally never read anything by this author but this wonderful fantasy blew me out of the water. While I have never read anything from this author before her writing is beautiful, her character development is great, and storyline is perfect. So if your looking for a grest new fantasy read make sure you pick up this one today.

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The Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas – Review by Ashley McMillon

The Scent of GardeniasThe Scent of Gardenias by Lorraine Haas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m completely in shock at how amazing this book was! I recall flipping through the pages early on and thinking it would be a really long read but it wasn’t. The story flowed so well. At every turn I wanted to jump inside the book and encourage Margaret. The development of all the characters was very well done within the story, I was not a fan of Pa from the start! This story felt very realistic, loosely based on a true story, but it gave me perspective on how our parents grew up. This book has a gut wrenching story but a complete pleasure to read. In the end, the authors note sheds light on the story. After reading this masterpiece I’m looking forward to reading many more books by the author.

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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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