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Naughty & Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Naughty & NiceNaughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Naughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander is book 4 in the Spicetopia series and definitely my favorite in the series so far. Micah and Natalie couldn’t be any more opposite. Sometimes opposites attract though right?
Natalie is the event planner and she is currently planning the biggest event to happen at Spicetopia. Cy and Jolie’s wedding!!! Very exciting. We have watched these two grow since book one. They have had a lot of stuff happen to them and those around them but, it has only made them stronger.

Micah is the person who will marry the happy couple and he comes in about a week early. What is a man of the cloth to do in an “Adult Only” amusement park? Well Natalie and Micah become quite close and she shows him around the park. The first 2 days or so, they stick to the calmer things for Micah to see. Then a challenge is made for him to let loose and not be so closed minded. All bets were off after that. Natalie and Micah got to spend some time together as two average people. Not an event planner and a minister.

Everything should be happy and wonderful with this big wedding about to happen but, Mr and Mrs Sweet were there and problems started occurring. Natalie planted some seeds in their heads and it was up to them to listen to what she said or ignore it. Things couldn’t go on the way they were.

This author has become one of my “go-to” authors. She gives us alittle romance, heat, drama, and of course some bumps in the road.

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Courage of Us (Code of Honor Book 1) by Brooke May – Review by Michelle Mulvey

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

Courage of us by Brooke May was an absolute great read. I was hooked from the very first page. The author gives the reader happy parts, sad parts and funny parts. This book has it all. I almost felt like I knew the characters.

Duke and Patience have been best friends forever. Their parents are best friends and they used to bathe Duke and Patience together when they were younger. Patience has no female friends but her group of guys are all she needs. Duke and Patience obviously have a stronger bond but all of them protect her as if they are her older brothers.
They have graduated and most of the guys are all headed off in the next few days to different branches of the military.
Patience chooses one special night to confess to Duke that her feelings run much stronger then friendship. The only problem with that is, when she wakes up he is gone. She doesn’t know if she ruined her friendship with her best friend over one crazy night or what.

Duke hides the fact that he too is joining the military. He doesn’t tell Patience his plans. Now he has been away for 7 years and has thought of her every single day since he left. He can’t believe she went and married the loser she was dating even after the night they spent together.

When Duke finally comes home for good, he runs into Patience that first night. Can they pick up where they left off or is their friendship gone after what he did to her? A lot has happened in the last 7 years. Patience has baggage, Duke has baggage, lots of secrets. So much has happened. Will their chemistry they always had get them back to where they should be or is 7 years just to long to be away from each other.

I absolutely loved this book. Patience is one strong girl who can do anything she sets her mind to.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

2 short novellas by Renee Regent will leave you with a smile on your face. Both of these novellas are sweet happy reads just in times for Christmas that you will love

Noelle has had a rule to never celebrate Christmas since she was a little girl. She never does gift exchanges with friends or coworkers but this year she was invited to her boyfriends family celebration. She feels a bit uncomfortable for a little while until the moment arises and she goes running. To many memories are brought back to the surface and she cannot handle it. Will she make it back to Logan and have a happy ending or was this trip a big mistake. Loved this book. Loved the characters…and you will too!

Eve’s Hope
Last year Eve had a horrible New Year’s Eve so this year she plans on staying home in comfy clothes watching an X-Files marathon. Now she finds herself bundled up in her warmest clothes including a parka because she has no heat and no one is able to come fix it for her. Suddenly, her hot neighbor knocks on the door and invites her over to his house for a little get together. She wants to decline because it is a last minute invite but at least he has working heat.
The last person she expects to see over at Kirks house is a guy she had spent a night with not to long ago. She tries hiding from him but somehow he found her and was harassing her about getting together again. Can this New Year’s Eve get any worse? Sure it can but it can also get a lot better.

2 great reads you will be glad you read. Renee Regent is an amazing author and these novellas are no different from her great writing style.

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Summer Break: A Joe Football Novella by Autumn Sand – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Summer Break: A Joe Football NovellaSummer Break: A Joe Football Novella by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer Break by Autumn Sand is a great Novella. This series should be read in order to get the full story of what is going on. This is a continuation of Favor and Brice. It’s a couple I have grown to love. They have not had an easy time but any obstacles have brought them closer together with a stronger bond.
While on summer break they find out some information that can tear their group of close knit friends apart. I’m dying right now worrying about what will happen.
I have been a huge fan of this author since the first book I’ve read of hers. This series is a bit different from what I’ve read of hers but, I love it and cannot wait to see what happens next.

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Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Hula GirlHula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hula Girl by Lara Ward Cosio is a page turners for sure. I found myself saying ok, one more chapter before bed quite a few times. Ava is sent On a tropical vacation by her boss. She’s not used to sitting around doing nothing and is counting the hours until her unplanned vacation comes to an end so she can get back to work.
One morning she meets Ford as he’s going to do what he does best…surf!! They exchange a few words and she can’t help to stand there watching him for a few minutes. There is some sort of pull between them…They have an instant attraction to each other. They spend a few days getting to know each other and Ava cannot believe how easy it is to get along with Ford inside and outside of the bedroom. They decide since it’s just a vacation fling, they do not need to talk about the real world. They have a steamy and fun few days until Ava goes back home and faces her real world issues.

What will happen when their paths cross again. Will they be able to pick up where they left off or will it be weird for them? I enjoyed reading about Ava and Ford in LA just as much as Maui.
This book was a great read. The first I’ve read by this author and hope to read more by her in the future.

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Risking Everything is a anthology of some steamy reads involving first responders. Each one is steamier and hotter then the next. They were all great reads and can’t find anything I didn’t like about any of them. I can be honest and tell you my favorite was my K.L Montgomery and involved a trooper named Jenna and a CRU agent named Trey who used to be a trooper. That one had such a great storyline that had me reading page after page to find out what would happen next. Such a great anthology you don’t want to miss out on. Grab your copy today

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Ricochet by Kathryn Berla – Review by Michelle Mulvey

RicochetRicochet by Kathryn Berla
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I thought the writing was good but the book just did not interest me. It was very confusing. Every other chapter the person was called a different name Ana, Tati, and a few others. I tried to get into the story. I think the author did a good job with putting it together but, it just wasn’t a type of book I would normally read.

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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – review by Michelle Mulvey

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fire & Ice is book 3 in the Spicetopia Series. Each book gets better and better. I absolutely love this series. These books should be read in order but do not leave you with cliffhangers. I have grown to love Phoebe Alexander’s book style so I get excited when I see she has a new book out.
In fire & Ice there are a few of the same characters but a few new ones as well. Of course Cy and Jolie are back and ready to open up this new adult park they have been working on.
Neve and Enya both work for Cy as the head of security and the PR rep. They have a love / hate relationship. Neve seems to have a personality of a wet mop and Enya is a bubbly happy person who likes to talk. While on tour trying to promote the new park, something happens between Neve and Enya.

When they have a test run at the park for the employees, those two seem to have a little fun together and realize they have a bit more in common then they think. Neve has a past and dark secrets he shares with no one and Enya is out of my his closed off vibes he puts out.
Someone has hacked into the parks technology and us out to destroy it before it opens. Cy and Neve have to go to the mainland to meet with a reporter about the things that have happened but, it doesn’t go as planned. Both Enya and Neve have to be smart about things to save their lives and get away from whoever is holding them hostage.

I was shocked by the turn of events in this book and loved the suspense. This book gave you everything you need for a great read. Cannot wait for book 4.

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Deliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Deliciously Sinful LiaisonsDeliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This collection of short stories is definitely a few of the hottest short stories I’ve ever read. All of them were very good and they just got hotter and hotter. If you like stories that are quick and turn the heat up the. This is definitely for you. I need to go and look for the next books because they were definitely easy reads.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World is a book for both kids and parents to read together. It teaches some parents in certain situations how to calm a child in the middle of a tantrum and also teaches kids how to react and control anger issues.

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