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The Catch by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The CatchThe Catch by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Catch by Phoebe Alexander is book 2 in The Eastern Shore Swingers series. From what I can tell so far, the books can be read as standalones.

The Catch has a few characters in it from book 1 and was just as good as book 1 of not better. The characters that The Catch focuses on is Paisley Parker and Calvin Mitchell.

Paisley has been alone for many years. She has no family and everyone in her past knows her by a different name. Calvin is about 10 years younger then Paisley and has a loving family. When Calvin and Paisley meet it’s because she hires him to design a website for The Factory. Not only is Paisley being groomed to be the manager but, she’s 100% in the lifestyle. When Calvin makes it known that he is interested in a relationship, she says no because she is not a relationship kind of person.

When Paisley gets an email from the website demanding money and calling her by her old name, she knows her past has caught up to her. She’s afraid The Factory will be found out if she doesn’t adhere to the demands. Things get much worse as time goes on. Their website is hacked and Paisley has no choice but to have Calvin take the website down. Paisley never cared much about anyone but now when her new friends business is threatened, she needs to deter whoever is after her.

I thought this was a great addition to the series. You will never guess who is after Paisley and why? At seventeen years old she fled to NY for a better life never expecting to face her past. This is a book you won’t want to pass on.

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Fisher Of Men by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Fisher of MenFisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fisher Of Men by Phoebe Alexander is book 1 of the Eastern Shore Swingers Series and where it all begins. Leah Miller was the Guest Experience Strategist at The Pearl. She pretty much ran the show. One night she had to fill in for as a bartender for a party in a private room that was booked. Life as she knew it changed on that day when she met Captain Chris Sheldon also know as Cap to all his friends. Leah only spoke with him for a little bit but, couldn’t seem to get him off her mind. She wasn’t exactly sure what kind of party she was bartending for. All she knew was the party was booked under Casey’s Group.

Leah and Cap end up seeing a lot of each other since Casey’s Group ended up booking a few parties at the Pearl. Also, Leah and Cap both had dogs they liked to walk on the beach. One day while Leah was there she ran into Cap. He was quite persistent. She finally agreed to go on a date with him. She was the furthest thing from a swinger though. Her dad was part of the church and Leah was expected to go to church every week and hopefully meet a nice young man. Not a swinger who had children only a few years younger then her.

This book had a lot of back and forth. Leah was falling for Cap but, she couldn’t picture herself going to swinger parties. She ended up going to party on New Year’s Eve where things had changed.

Can a sweet innocent vanilla woman actually
be able to win the heart of man who is a bit older and much more experienced?

I thought this book was well written. I didn’t really care much for the character of Leah. I understand she was in a position she never thought she would be in but, she flipped back and forth so much. Cannot wait to read the next book!

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The Boss Man by Teddy Hester – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man By Teddy Hester was a 4 star read for me. This book mostly took place over a 2 week period.
Jack DePaul who runs AmerItalia first met Jillian at a party where he met most of the Lone Star Contractor guys. He was so close to taking Jillian to his bed but, due to a phone call, that never happened.

A journalist named JT Vickers is on site in the morning for an interview and to speak with some of the guys for an article. When Jack meets with JT Vickers, he cannot believe his eyes. It’s the beautiful woman Jillian he can’t seem to get off his mind.

She is there and wants time to be able to speak with some of his men but, on a job as big as they are on with a deadline quickly approaching, that doesn’t seem possible.
Jack finally offers her a job as his secretary. That way he can see her, but not pursue anything with her because of his rule about staying away from his employees.
Let’s see how well that one works out!! Jillian is a wildcat as her calls her. As she gets madder and angrier, he wants her more and more. Will they be able to table their lust for each other for another week and a half?
Felix is the pipefitter supervisor who is also a good friend of Jillian’s. When things go missing on site, Felix is the first person that Jack can think of that would try to sabotage his project.
When the culprit is found out, everyone is shocked. What will happen when Jillian needs to stop working for Jack with AI and go do her own thing. Will she be able to get all the info she needs for the blog?
I liked most of the characters. I thought the book was well written and the story kept me fairly entertained!

 

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Summer Fling By Tarrah Anders – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Summer FlingSummer Fling by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders was a sweet, happy, kinda creepy read for me but, I loved it!
The summer is beginning in a small tourist town called Sweeny which is a lake town in Northern California. Emma co-owns a shop with her best friends twin sister Willie. One night after massive drinking Emma takes a random man home and hooks up with him. Only problem is, she has sworn off summer flings since her last one ended badly with Emma having a broken heart. Royce is not your typical tourist. He’s in town to open a business with a friend of his. Emma and Royce end up seeing a lot of each other I’m such a small town and they become friends. The chemistry they have and the flashbacks they have of their night together make it hard to not have feelings for each other. Royce keeps trying to convince Emma he’s there for the long haul but, there’s a part of her that is worried.

When Royce and Emma finally decide to get together and try for a relationship, Royce’s Past comes crashing into his future. Emma is a great character and definitely tries to stick by her man. Especially since she has a past too. What happens when her past comes back to haunt her too?

I thought this book was well written and the storyline was quite believable. Will Emma and Royce have a chance at a happy ending or will it just be written off as a summer fling?

 

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Special Agent Charli By Mimi Barbour – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6)Special Agent Charli by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Special Agent Charli By Mimi Barbour was a great suspenseful 5 Star read for me. Not typically a fan of suspense but this book grabbed by attention from the very beginning. The book was well written and captivated the reader right away.

FBI Agent Carolina Madison just finished a long grueling case undercover and was due for a month long peaceful vacation. She had plans to visit Fort Lauderdale and have her Poppa John come visit for a bit. Her plans changed in the blink of an eye.

A neighbor down the hall witnessed something she shouldn’t have. Alicia is a minor who is currently living in horrific conditions. She was taken in by a couple who doesn’t even care for her. Now that her life is in danger, she needs to be put into witness protection and will only agree of Carolina is the one lookin after her.

The two change their names and looks and escape to another state in search of safety until the perp is captured. Carolina ( Charli ) isnt ready for all that happens when she agrees to keep Alicia ( Kayla ) safe. Everyone lives are threatened while some innocent lives are lost.

Blake Sebastian, Major with the FLPD is letting the two Charli and Kayla stay at his place. Blake is very good looking and he likes to have a good time with female company. He tries to get Charli’s attention but, she doesn’t give in easily. This book had me flipping the pages quickly and couldn’t wait to see what happens with the main characters. Perfect ending to a great book!

 

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My Fake Vegas Boyfriend By Lori Sizemore – Review By Michelle Mulvey

My Fake Vegas Boyfriend (Viva Las Vegas, #1)My Fake Vegas Boyfriend by Lori Sizemore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Fake Vegas Boyfriend by Lori Sizemore was definitely a 5 Star read for me. Layla was living in the pool house on her parents property. Her mother made her think she was crazy. Layla definitely had some issues but it was due to the unstable living environment.

Layla was caught taking pictures of a high profile person which she did as a hobby. Jace was the head of security in the hotel that was in charge of keeping things private so he must get those pictures before they made it to the news or just made it to the wrong hands. When he found Layla, he was attracted to her but, he wasn’t there for that. Jace was there for the pictures and that was all. Layla would give him the photos / negatives in exchange for something. She was blackmailing him to be her boyfriend to protect her. I do not want to give any information away but, trust me when I tell you…you want to read this book. It was a great read and kept me entertained from page 1.

 

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Linda Gets Her Groove Thing ( Green Room Chronicles ) By J.D. Frettier – Review By Michelle Mulvey

Linda Gets her Groove Thing (The Green Room Chronicles #2)Linda Gets her Groove Thing by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Linda Gets Her Groove Thing by J.D. Frettier is Book 2 in The Green Room Chronicles. This book is about a character named Linda White. Her husband Grey White cheated on her with his mistress and basically left Linda with NOTHING but, a few mortgages on the house meanwhile, his bought his mistress a place to live in cash with no mortgage and a boob job. Linda decides the only boyfriend for her is a battery operated boyfriend.
She orders a hot pink G-spot stimulator and received a black silicone vibrating butt plug. She is absolutely livid and calls customer service to complain. She gets herself so worked up she ends up dying that evening.

When she gets to the green room she meets none other then Dee and Bonnie from book 1. They teach her the ropes and introduce her to Dr Draper for BJ and she also speaks with him about a special for Mr White. Then she meets Edwina Star and she gets Linda the payback no one ever though possible.
I thought this book was well written and look forward to future books in this series.

 

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Just Exes By Charity Ferrell – Review By Michelle Mulvey

Just ExesJust Exes by Charity Ferrell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just Exes by Charity Ferrell was a great, steamy, emotional read about second chances. When I say emotional, I don’t think you understand just how emotional it gets.

I have never read a book by Charity before and I have to say, this is probably one of my top 10 reads of 2018. The characters are just amazing. Gage and Lauren have loved eachother their whole lives. One day instead of Lauren and Gage going away to college she literally breaks his heart when she breaks up with him without giving him a reason.

Gage Perry decides to move to Chicago and work on the police force there. Then after some more heart break he moves back home to Blue Beech and ends up being the arresting officer who is called when Lauren Barnes is accused of setting her apartment on fire.

Gage honestly HATES Lauren for what she did to him all those years ago but, she is also the only one he ever loved.

Gage and Lauren see a lot of eachother in the upcoming months. They even try to be “friends” but there are way to many secrets between them. Between his past in Chicago and her reasons for why she broke up with him. The chances of them being friends is very slim. The two of them are still in love with eachother but they have major problems.

Amazing 5 Star read!

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Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by J.D. Frettier – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles #1)Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine by JD Frettier and book 1 of the Green Room Chronicles. It was a short, quick read. I thought the book was well written.

The book is about the day Bonnie Hampton dies and the months after. She is quickly shown there is life after death but, she misses her husband Peter more then anything. She watches over him and protects him when she can.
I thought this book was a very good read.

 

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Taken By Surprise By Linda Burson – Review By Michelle Mulvey

Taken By Surprise (The Marcy Series Book 7)Taken By Surprise by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Taken by Surprise is Book 7 in the March Series by Linda Burson. This series should be read in order because unfortunately, I did not read all the books leading up to this one and was kind of lost when certain things happened. Not knowing why or what happened to cause the characters tondo what they did.

The 3 main characters in the book are Marcy, Brad and Liam. They have an uncommon relationship which not many people know about.

I didn’t like how the 3 of them were always arguing and fighting over everything but, they always seem to make up and be happy again. This book kept me entertained with so much happening.

I have enjoyed reading a few books by this author and recommend reading this book if you have read the others leading up to book 7.

 

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