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A Prickly Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott – Review by Michelle Mulvey

A Prickly Christmas KissA Prickly Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Prickly Chrtistmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott was a sweet read for me.
Elf ends up stranded in a cabin in North Polerton. She was supposed to meet her friend Carla but she got held up with her family. Now Elf needs to learn how to build a fire to keep warm, learn how to get the water warm and run the generator. Before getting to the cabin she stops for food and meets a sweet older couple Mr & Mrs C.
At the cabin she finds a cat that helps her with things. She ends up taking him in and once he is feeling sick, she brings him to the vet when she meets Rudi. Is this a Christmas miracle or what?
I thought this book was well written and a cute, fast read for the holidays.

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Only This Tuesday (A Copper Mills Novella) by Melissa Keir – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Only This Tuesday: A Copper Mills NovellaOnly This Tuesday: A Copper Mills Novella by Melissa Keir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Only this Tuesday night written by Melissa Keir was a very fast paced romance.

Blake The mayor of Copper Mills had broken off his engagement to Judith. Now they are friends with benefits but she is still trying to change him.
Once they are finally broken apart Judith comes him explaining news she heard which isn’t really news after all. Judith is trying to tell the Mayor there is a woman on a food truck who has a “special kid working there” the woman in question is Tuesday from
Tuesday’s Tacos. Tuesday really cares about kids who don’t have an easy life. Who need people to treat them right. Judith keeps on harassing Tuesday but Karma will soon be looking for Judith. Tuesday will win the hearts of all who hear the story. As if that’s not bad enough, she will even end up with the man Judith thought she was going to marry.

Personally I think the book moved way to quickly.

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Eastern Shore Swingers Box Set by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Eastern Shore Swingers Books 1-3 (Boxed Set)Eastern Shore Swingers Books 1-3 by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Eastern Shore Swingers box set is made up of 3 really great books. Fisher Of Men, The Catch and Siren Call.
Each book is about people from a Swingers Group which at some point will end up opening a swingers club called the factory. Many of the same characters appear in each book.

You get a little of everything in this box set. There’s definitely lots of steam, lots of emotion and you even get a little suspense. You will definitely want to ass this box set to your library. Phoebe Alexander knocked it out of the park with these books. Loved each and every one of them.

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Once Upon A Romance (A Dream Come True, #1) by Alex Bailey – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True, #1)Once Upon a Romance by Alex Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once upon a romance by Alex Bailey was a great feel good book. This is the first book Ive read by this author and was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to read and how much I enjoyed it. Sophie grew up with an older sister and parents who were all obsessed with Disney World. Sophie never really understood why she didn’t enjoy going as much but it makes sense to her later in the book why.

Sophie should be visiting her boyfriend Darren’s family for Christmas this year until she finds out her niece Ariel asked Santa for one thing this year….to go to Disney. Ariel’s mom passed away a few months prior and it has been very rough on her. Sophie knows, she has to do what’s right and bring Ariel to WDW even if she has no desire to go. While in Disney she meets a man named Ray who also runs a Facebook page and is known as Professor Disney. Ray seems a little off to Sophie but, Ariel really enjoys his company so Sophie lets him tag along with them since he knows everything about Disney. Add a little pixie dist and a toothless Santa and anything can happen. How will Darren feel when he comes to Disney on Christmas Eve and finds out all about Ray.
I thought this was a well written book and it kept my attention.

 

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F*cking Frank by Jen Luerssen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

F*cking Frank (Smirk Series Book 1)F*cking Frank by Jen Luerssen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

F*cking Frank by Jen Luerssen is book 1 In the Smirk Series. I have never read any of this authors work but cannot wait to read the next book. I want to see how Joe is going to fall in love just like Frank has. Frank is a grumpy guy that doesn’t really like people and hates small talk.
Frank plays bass in a band called Lia and The Licks. Franks friend Sebastian offers the group a summer job playing at the winery so once they all agree, they head up there and even have a place to stay.
When Frank meets Mikey, it’s insane how much they have in common. They are pretty much inseparable from the day they meet. What will happen when the summer is over and real life choices get in the way.

This was a great book from beginning to end. I loved the loyalty between friends and the chemistry between Mikey and Frank was off the charts.

 

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The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The First Backwards ChristmasThe First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The First Backwards Christmas by Brooke Williams was a cute short book that can be read on a cold afternoon when you have some time to just relax with a book and a cup of coffee.

Jack Furst had been living In South Pole, Alaska watching families one by one leave the town. Not much is left and before he knows it, the mayor is leaving too. Jack is dating a woman by the name of Joyce Nicholson who is a pilot and has been helping other towns by bringing supplies to them. What happens when Joyce is moved to be stationed somewhere else?

When the new Mayor gets the bright idea to hang Christmas trees upside down and do everything backwards, no one knew if it would help. Before long, the news of how South Pole, Alaska is celebrating Christmas becomes known all over and more and more families and relatives come to experience it.
I thought the book was well written and was a perfect read for me when I was stuck home one afternoon.

 

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Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Series Book 4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 4)Sailors Knot by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sailors Knot by Phoebe Alexander is part of the Eastern Shore Swingers Series. This book is in my opinion the hottest and steamiest so far. We see many of the same characters in this book that we have met earlier in the series but there’s a few more we haven’t met yet too.

I thought this book was well written and let the reader really feel some of what Casey went through in her life. She definitely had her share of emotional heartbreak in life. The author let us into Casey’s past with Joshua and Gabriel. Some people think family gets involved and has opinions when your young but Casey was in her 30’s and her family still was front and center in her life causing drama.

Now here we are 3 decades later with Casey thinking back to when she was 30. She has a lot of time on her hands laying in a bed fighting a sickness. Her friends and her sister and there for her every step of the way.

Sailors Knot was a great addition to the series

 

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Silk Road (Code Raven Series Book 6) by Lynda Filler – Review by Michelle Mulvey

SILK ROAD (Code Raven, #6)SILK ROAD by Lynda Filler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Silk Road by Lynda Filler is book 6 on the Code Raven Series. I have read a few books in the series and have enjoyed reading them.

The books are fast paced and action packed. Silk Road is about children being kidnapped and either sold or used for prostitution. Luke and Luci are spending a few days in his private sanctuary in the Maldives. He has a family who stays there and does the upkeep for him. When their 2 young children are taken in the middle of the night, Luke knows he must act quickly.

Meanwhile in another area, Zach’s good friend Mike
needed help. They were all together in BUDS Training many years ago and kept in touch. Mikes daughter ran away at a young age and now she is reaching out to him because her son has been taken. He’s 13 years old and he is her life. When she calls Mike for help, she knows he’s her only chance. Mike and His daughter Katie have not spoken for about 13 years and when she finally reaches out she tells him she says “Dad, I need your help and bring your friends.”

Children are being taken all over the world but the raven group cannot seem to catch them. Things don’t add up every time they try.

Another teenager is taken but the authorities think it is an ala Kachuu which is a meeting of a bride and groom. However the parents know that is not the case.

Will the Raven Group be able to save these children and reunite them with their families while putting an end to the Russian Mob or will they be to late?

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Siren Call by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Siren CallSiren Call by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren Call by Phoebe Alexander is book 3 in the Eastern Swingers Series. I have read the first two books prior and have loved this book just as much as the other two.

The author touched on all subjects when she wrote this series. Every book focuses on a different couple and their drama lol book 3 focuses on Jessie Martinez who is a local police officer working for OCPD. Jessie is also a member of the Swinger community and beings to The Factory. Jessie is friendly with the owners and workers there so it’s no surprise when she is asked to look into one of the members.

Sirena was most definitely not my favorite character. She held alot of secrets and Jessie seemed like she was going to get her heart broken throughout the entire book.

It turns out Sirena is not who everyone thought she was. She had a secret life no one knew about. What will happen when her secrets are found out? How will Jessie react?

I thought this book was well written and kept my attention from start to finish.

This book is part of a series but, can be read as a stand alone. However, I would recommend reading the series in order so you know who is with who and what they went through to be where they are.

 

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Beckoned: Adrift in Costa Rica by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Michelle Mulvey

BECKONED, Part 5: Adrift in Costa RicaBECKONED, Part 5: Adrift in Costa Rica by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beckoned, Adrift in Costa Rica is book 5 in the series by Aviva Vaughn and in my opinion, the best book in the series. I liked the previous books but there was something about Angela that I just couldn’t put my finger on. Her and Soren had chemistry and were cute together but, living so far away did a lot of damage. Not only the distance but, they were completely different time zones too!

Now here Soren is, he knows he has nothing holding him back. After seeing Angela one last time he decides to go somewhere tropical and hops a flight from California to Costa Rica.

I loved Soren In this book. He was funny, happy and acted like a carefree man his age. When he sees Elena and becomes great friends with her, I was rooting for them. Both Soren and Elena have skeletons in their closet and not to mention, Soren has a strict father who has his whole life planned out for him already across the globe. Will Soren and Elena be able to work past their issues and be together or is there to much stacked against them?

I believe Adrift in Costa Rica can be read as a stand alone but, it is much better to read in order to get a feel for the author and the back story.

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