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Potager Plot (A Backyard Farming Series Book 5) by Vikki Walton – Review by Melissa Agena

Potager Plot (A Backyard Farming Series, #5)Potager Plot by Vikki Walton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a fun-hearted little mystery novel! Potager Plot: A witty cozy mystery with a hint of romance is the fifth book in the Backyard Farming Mystery Series by Vikki Walton. Now, this is the first book for me from this author and I was pretty darn impressed. I’m used to really dark and super psychological mysteries and this is quite the opposite. This book is all about lighthearted and cheery wrapped up with a little bit of mystery and romance. You can read this book as a standalone. It is not necessary to read books 1-4 beforehand but you know me…I like reading things in order so I don’t miss a thing. Ms. Anne Fremont has taken on planning gardens for the people of the town. When she find outs that Billie, the garden club president is dead…something makes her immediately think that something is fishy. So Anne is on the hunt to find out who killed her friend and why. I am definitely going to go back and read the first books because I enjoyed this one so much! I definitely cannot wait for the next book!

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Stripped (Stripped Book 1) by Stacy-Deanne – Review by Melissa Agena

Stripped (The Stripped Series Book 1)Stripped by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Way to spin it off on a new series! This is not a typical Love Triangle. There is much more to it than meets the eye. This is the first book in the Stripped Series written by Stacy-Deanne. It is a spin off from the Bruised Series. In this story we meet Baltimore Detective Dee Quarter. Her and her partner Connie Wilks are called in to a homicide which involves and ex-boyfriend of Dee’s and another man who just seems to be very intriguing but has ulterior motives to bring her in a cult. This book sounded very intriguing as it involves a Murder Mystery, Romance and Cults but it’s also because it is a BWWM (Black Woman/White Male). I haven’t read much of this genre but it totally worked in this book! I loved the characters and the mystery within it all. I hadn’t read this author before but I was very pleasantly surprised. This story was a very easy read and it was very engaging and it really brought you in. I wished I had read the previous series just so that I could have a little bit more of a background but you can totally read this book without doing so. I can honestly say that I am excited for the next book in the series! Well Done Ms. Stacy-Deanne!

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Dark Bastard (Dark Sparrow Novel Book 5) by India Kells – Review by Melissa Agena

Dark Bastard (Dark Sparrow, #5)Dark Bastard by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having a deep dark past can push you to a point of no return. Sam has finally had it. The last straw has finally broken. Dark Bastard is the fifth book in the Dark Sparrow Series by India Kells. Just as amazing as the books that came before it, this story takes us on a journey of two broken souls and a past that comes back to threaten them once again. Sam is about to make the most important call of his life when he makes a mistake and winds up talking to a woman who just might need him more than he thinks. And just when he thinks that Ellie is going to be okay, that deep dark past I spoke about earlier, yeah that one…well that comes back to hit him right in the face. Sam and Ellie both seem to have similar situations. Both the need to feel like the hero and savior and they both have sordid pasts. These two characters work so well together. You can’t help but fall in love with them and the story itself. I completely love this book and love this series. Of course, I always suggest that you read the series from the beginning that way you aren’t lost. However, you can read this book by itself. This book will not disappoint and I most definitely cannot wait to read the last book in the series!

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Repair (Rescue Me Book 1) by Trish Williford – Review by Melissa Agena

Repair (Rescue Me #1; The Everyday Heroes World)Repair by Trish Williford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m going to start by saying that this book was a lot of fun. However, it was also very sweet. Repair: An Everyday Heroes World Novel is by Trish Williford. This is the first book that I have read from her and was pleasantly surprised. This story follows Charlotte “Charlie” Hawkins. Charlie was living the life that she chose as a Nurse in Denver. She had what she thought was a perfect life. That is until her fiancé’s mistress comes forward with the fact that she is now pregnant with his baby! So with that being said, she goes back home where is she is faced with her brother’s best-friend Tank, who just happens to be someone that she has been in love with for a very long time.
I just enjoyed the banter between her, her brother and Tank. You can tell they are all really close. It was great to see the development of each of the characters. It was adorable seeing how much Tank really cares for Charlie. I was really engulfed in this book and how I felt like I was a part of their little crew and the story itself. I would really recommend this book to anyone who loves books that are sweet and sexy. I cannot wait to read more from this author and look forward to more sweetness and sexiness.

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Avenging Devil Part 2 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Melissa Agena

Avenging Devil Part 2: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 2: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I am completely wowed by this story. Avenging Devil Part 2 is Book 4 in the Satan’s Devils MC San Diego series by Manda Mellett. This author has such a way with words and knows exactly how to suck you in from the beginning. This story is the continuation of the third book in the series. Saffie has a seriously ridiculous past. Full of violence and abuse that no woman should ever endure. And for Saffie there just may be no way out. Not if Niran has anything to do with it however. Niran is in the thick of it and Saffie believes the lies that are displayed. Will he ever be able to get her and himself out alive? Will she ever believe the real Niran? Well, I am not going to spoil it for you. I will tell you that you will be on an emotional roller coaster. There are so many ups and downs along with twists and turns. This book is so stinking good, I am so excited for the next book in the series. However, I do recommend at least reading Part 1 before you read this book so you can understand what is taking place. You will not be disappointed with this book or any of the books in this series!

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Sex on Fire (Naughty Neighbor Book 1) by Ashley Bostock – Review by Melissa Agena

Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read (Naughty Neighbor Book 1)Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am so excited for this series! Sex on Fire: A Quickie Read is the first book in the Naughty Neighbor series by Ashley Bostock. This author really has a way of sucking you in from the beginning and then keeping you there right until you read the words “The End.” This is not first series I have read from this author so I’m thrilled to be reading her again. This is a short story featuring Poppy and Turner. Poppy is a little bit on the nerdy side seeing as though she is into video games and the like. Turner is her seriously hot neighbor. In this very short 38 page story, there is a ton of chemistry and a ton of flirtatious banter. I have fallen in love with this book and cannot wait to read more.

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Snowflakes and Holly (Hartwood Holiday Romance) by Jae Dawson – Review by Melissa Agena

Snowflakes and Holly: A Small Town Christmas Romance (A Hartwood Holiday Romance)Snowflakes and Holly: A Small Town Christmas Romance by Jae Dawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love the idea of Christmas, Winter and Romance? I freaking love it! Snowflakes and Holly: A Small Town Christmas Romance is the fourth book in the Hartwood Holiday Romance Series by Jae Dawson. This book pretty much has this magical holiday summed up into an awesome little package. This book was so stinking adorable I couldn’t stand it. Definitely filled with a lot of laughter and a great big dose of Christmas sprinkled with a bit of spicy romance! Holly is a physical therapist who plays by the rules so to speak. She never veers off course after losing her father so tragically. Blake is the complete opposite and the dare devil of the two as a former Olympic Snowboarder Medalist. Blake is heartbreakingly diagnosed with a bone disease and the only person that is going to get him back to his former self is of course, Holly. However, there is something to be said about the Holidays that brings people closer. These two together are a match made in heaven! The chemistry between these two is off the charts! I loved the way that these two banter and how their relationship develops throughout the book. This is the fourth book in the series but can definitely be read as a standalone. I was very happy that I was able to read this book and definitely recommend this book to others! You won’t be disappointed.

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Avenging Devil Part 1 (Satan’s Devils MC San Diego #3) by Manda Mellett – Review by Melissa Agena

Avenging Devil Part 1: Satan's Devils MC San DiegoAvenging Devil Part 1: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ok, I am now thoroughly convinced that Manda Mellett is an AMAZING author! Avenging Devil Part 1 is the third book in the Satan’s Devils MC San Diego Series. What a book this was! It was complex and dark and downright so freaking good! There are so many twists and turns and emotional ups and downs, that you really don’t know what to do with yourself at times. Saffie hasn’t had the easiest life but when she marries into the MC world she never expected the life that she has. She knows she needs to get out and fast but she doesn’t even know how to attempt to leave. That’s when Niran comes in and knows that he needs to help her. Reading this book makes my heart break for Saffies character and Niran shows up when Saffie needs him the most. I loved this book and the author that wrote it. It already states that this book is Part 1 so therefore you know that this is a cliffhanger and the second book is around the corner. But what you don’t know is how much of an impact the cliffhanger really is! However, you do need to read the book to find out! You can read this book as a standalone but you know me, I always say to start at the beginning. You won’t be disappointed!

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Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Melissa Agena

Turning Wheels (Satan's Devils MC, #1)Turning Wheels by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adore this book and this author! Turning Wheels is the first book in the Satan’s Devils MC series by Manda Mellett. I love this book for a multitude of reasons. This author really knows how to grab your attention from the very beginning and for me that is HUGE! My attention has to be caught from the get go or else I will stop reading it. This book…I started from beginning to end in a matter of a couple of days. I did not want to put it down! This book follows Sophie who was tragically injured and left in a wheel chair. Then it turns out that someone is after her with a contract to kill her. Wraith is the Satan’s Devils MC Vice President. The MC has been brought in to protect her. What they didn’t realize is there is an undeniable connection that is formed between Wraith and Sophie. Sophie is also left depressed with no self-esteem left. So what does Wraith do? He shows her how much she is worth exactly albeit through a bunch of twists and turns that no one sees coming! I love these two and the sass only a British woman can have! This book does not disappoint and neither do the rest of Manda’s books!

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BRINK OF DENIAL (SONS OF SINDICATO BOOK 2) by SONYA JESUS AND CAM JOHNS – Review by Melissa Agena

Brink of Denial (Sons of Sindicato #1)Brink of Denial by Cam Johns
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh My! What a salacious collaboration! Brink of Denial: A Dark Mafia Romance is the first book in the Sons of Sindicato Series by Sonja Jesus and Cam Johns. Mila is the former Princess of the Sons of Sindicato Mafia. She decided that she wanted to live her own life away from the mafia and become a famous model. But unfortunately, she left behind her only regret…Dane. Dane was her best friend and her first in many aspects. Dane has cut off all emotions since she left. All except anger. Now, Mila wants back in and wants Dane back, but what is she going to have to do to have it all back? This was most definitely a page turner! It was so incredibly good that I couldn’t put the book down! I loved all the characters and Mila and Dane worked so well together. I can only attest that this book is so good because the authors were on the same page as each other the whole time. It’s like two voices became one and the result was amazing! You will not regret reading this book.

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