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Secure Heart (Chase Security Series #3) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Secure Heart (Chase Security Series Book 3)Secure Heart by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love The Chase Security Series. Secure Heart is Book 3 in the series. All of the books are great and detailed. The author did a great job giving the readers what they like.
Julian and Holly are both great characters. There’s other characters in the book from previous books but this one focuses on these main characters. My favorite is Sadie though. Holly is an up and coming singer who ends up needing a great security team to help keep herself and her daughter Sadie safe. Who else is there aside from the Chase team! They are the best. Julian and Holly begin to get close but, both have a terrible past. Will they be able to let each other in or will they just end up with a professional relationship? When Holly and Julian both have people after them, what can they do? Is it the same person? Will they be able to get through these attacks in one piece? There’s a lot of action in this book and some suspense. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this book. I would also recommend reading the others in the series. You will not be disappointed.

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THE PATIENCE OF KARMA (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery #5) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Patience of KarmaThe Patience of Karma by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Patience of Karma is book 5 in the series. This book can be read as a stand alone however it’s always good to have read the previous books to understand the level of relationships and what was conjured up to get them where they are today. I have read the previous books. Mike and Madeline have a long history. Here they are back at it again doing what they love. I always wonder if the books would keep my attention better if it was one case at a time. I enjoyed reading the book but it did take me a while to finish. This duo has 2 cases which are keeping them busy. A missing nephew who is thought to have possibly passed away but there’s reason to believe he’s still alive. He’s needed for a very important reason involving his sister who desperately needs him. The other case is a high profile person who believes his wife is cheating. Should be a very easy cut and dry case. With any good book there’s always surprise bumps in the road to keep us entertained. I love the relationship between the characters and always wonder what they will be up to next.

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Accepted (Rhodes Family Book 2) by Lisa Wood – Review by Michelle Mulvey

AcceptedAccepted by Lisa Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Accepted by Lisa Wood is book 2 in the Rhodes Family Series. Book 1 and 2 kind of
take place at the same time. While reading book 2 which has the main focus on Ava, Hunter and Thomas,
there are some parts about Gabe and Liv in there that was mentioned in book 1. I love having the back story
on the trio. This book was so good and I loved the characters. For a minute there I was like no way, not again!!!
Only to find out it was quite the opposite. I love the character of Ava!
I cannot wait for more of this family series.

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Secure Again (Chase Security Series #2) by R.L. Dunn – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Secure Again (Chase Security Series Book 2)Secure Again by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Secure Again was definitely a 5 star read for me. This book had everything one could possibly want in a book. Dr Elizabeth Reed and Martin Bailey are both such strong characters and I love them both. They both have amazing jobs and are both so good at what they do.
Elizabeth Reed works in a hospital and is the best at what she does. I love some of her antics such as hip checking the bed to make the heart jump to show there is a heartbeat.
When Elizabeth decided what she wanted to do in life she went all in. She will not save a cop over a prisoner. Everyone gets equal treatment in her care. When she starts noticing things that are not how they should be she asks questions. Such questions could be dangerous for her. Martin and Elizabeth have a history and when they come face to face some feelings come barreling back!
There is so much going on in this book and I’m glad Martin went to Iowa when he did. Someone is out to get Elizabeth, will he be able to save her and her career? There were lots of characters….so many were evil some were good, it was hard to keep them straight but I did. This was a great read and I strongly recommend it to everyone.

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Shattered: Rhodes Family Book 1 by Lisa Wood – Review by Michelle Mulvey

ShatteredShattered by Lisa Wood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shattered is probably one of my favorite books I’ve read in the last few months. I absolutely love when a guy is so crazy over a girl in a book and it is so out of character for them.
This book gave the reader everything they could ever want. There was the the playboy who can have any girl he wants, then there’s initial attraction with someone there shouldn’t be.
I loved the characters and the storyline had me hooked from the very beginning.
Everyone has secrets. Olivia has had a rough time leading up to her arrival in NYC. Her and Gabe meet at an interview for a job where he will essentially be her boss. He has a few secrets that everyone tells him to tell Olivia about but ofcourse he doesn’t. What will happen when the truth comes out. Will she be able to forgive me? Will he even have a chance to tell her why he did what he did? Such a great read. Loved it and cannot wait for more!

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The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love StoryThe Walls Between Us: A Borderland Love Story by Kate McGahan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Walls Between Us by Kate McGahan was a well written book. This is the first book I have read by this author. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into when I started reading the book. It definitely wasn’t something I’ve read previously. There were a lot of real issues going on in the book. Things we go through on a daily basis. Some people choose not to talk about these things because it turns into a political thing but the struggle is real.
I liked most of the characters. I was left with a lot of questions. The love story between Benito and Sarah had me asking why…but as they stated many times in the book they felt they were soulmates. I feel the book was hard to finish for me because I wasn’t interested in the subject however, I cannot give a bad review because of my preferences. I feel the author did a great job with writing and explaining the story!

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REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream is book 2 in the series. I did not read book 1 but, that didn’t really affect my review. However, I may have liked the book more if I read book 1! I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were likable which makes it that much easier to read and enjoy a book. This was a quick sweet read about the life of Becky and some love along the way. I really liked reading about Chance and Becky. Every good book has some suspense and some twists to keep you entertained. I found myself trying to put the book down but saying, one more chapter first. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this book.

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St. Nick’s Christmas Wish (Holiday Hunks Book 7 – Hot Hunks-Steamy Romance Collection Book) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Holiday Hunks-St. Nick's Christmas Wish (Hot Hunks Steamy Romance Collection Book 7)Holiday Hunks-St. Nick’s Christmas Wish by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tamara Ferguson has always been one of my “go-to” authors. I have loved every book she has written and this book included. This book is about a broken hearted stock broker named Nick Hanover. His childhood wasn’t one some of the typical teenage boys he knew had. His parents hardly ever speak and never came to any of his games. Mike took him under his wing being 2 years older and they built a great friendship. That’s when Nick realized there were secrets in his family.
When Nick turned 18 his dad was a lot more open about things and told Nick things no one else knew. At 18 years old Nick will have a lot on his plate.
About 12 years later, Nick is nursing a broken heart and decides to go vacation on Bali with Jack and they stay at with their childhood friend Rand. When they are out they meet 3 women Ciara, Janelle and Emma. Nick and Emma immediately have chemistry but of course they gets messed up somehow but not before they share a heated kiss that neither can forget when vacation ends. Emma and Nick end up running into each other again in Crystal Rock. Everything seems to be going well for them until Mick gets that phone all about his half brother. Will Nick be able to tell Emma all the secrets and still be happy or will the secrets tear them apart. This book has a lot going on but it was a really good book and keeps you interested from the very beginning.

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The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town RomanceThe Matchmaker and The Marine: A Second Chance Small-Town Romance by Lucinda Race
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The matchmaker and the marine was a great book that was well written with great characters.
The two main characters have their own issues.
Melinda moved to Chester to start a new life after losing her husband and facing memories everywhere in her home. It was to much for her to handle. In Chester she has become a very successful matchmaker who gets referral and referral from the many HEA’s she has played a part in creating.
Adam is in Chester staying with a friend who is like a brother. They have been best friends for many years. Adam is at a wedding when he runs into Melinda. They start to talk about how they both know the couple and become quick friends. Adam hires Melinda to be his matchmaker but things don’t go very smooth for him. He’s ex military with many emotional and some physical scars. Adam not only hires Melinda but she also hires him to do some work in her yard. The chemistry is amazing between these two main characters throughout the book but is it enough? What happens when a secret is exposed that isn’t ready to be told?
I thought this was a really great book and look forward to many more from this author. This is definitely a book you do not want to miss out on!

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New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy (Carolina Kisses Book 2) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Michelle Mulvey

New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy (Carolina Kisses Book 2)New Jerk in Town: An Enemies-to-Lovers Romantic Comedy by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New Jerk In Town by Sylvie Stewart was a great read. I love the chemistry between the two main characters Jill and Milo. They had a friendship 12 years ago and haven’t seen each other since that crazy summer. Now when Jills car breaks down as she’s passing thru, the last person she expects to see is Milo. Of course they fight when they first meet but have no choice but to speak to each when they need to. This book takes you on a roller coaster. I like how the author gives the reader the backstory to help us understand why Milo and Jill are the way they are towards each other. I really loved reading this book and have quickly become a fan of this author in the few books I have gotten to read so far!

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