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Taming Beckett (The Playmakers Series Hockey Romances Book 1) by G.K. Brady – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Taming Beckett (The Playmakers, #1)Taming Beckett by G.K. Brady
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought this book was very well written. I loved it from beginning to end. Beckett Miller was the epitome of bad boy. He had the gorgeous body, rippling muscles, NHL Star, was a player with a capitol P, was into drugs…you
Name it! His life came to a screeching halt one night when a girl he partied with ended up in a bad place. His life was gone as he knew it. He went from partying every night, expensive liquor to unemployed, drinking the cheap stuff and no money for anything.
He ran into Paige…who he went to college with years ago. They became friends and Beckett was there for her as a best friend when she went thru something horrible. Andie aka Paige also was there for Beckett while he battled everything going on and tried to get his career back. They were like best friends. The chemistry was there for both of them but, there were other things more important for both of them to focus on.
I loved most of the characters in the book, loved how everything went down. Definitely a 5 star read for me. Looking forward to more in the series.

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Degrees of Innocence: Dark Mafia Romance (Cruel Deceptions Book 1) By Via Mari – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chase and Kate ( Katarina ) meet in Aruba at a hotel when a man at the hotel bar falls to the ground. When Kate realizes the man isn’t breathing she starts CPR and yells for someone to call 9-1-1. Luckily Chase strides over and helps her administer CPR until help arrives.
Chase and Kate have an instant attraction but Chase refuses to give in to his attraction and desires right away. He takes Kate out to eat a few times, sight seeing and they share kisses but he tells her to remember how she feels at that exact moment and they will continue what they started the following day.Kate finds out the following day who he really is and doesn’t know if she can continue what they started. When Kate’s life is in danger, Chase takes charge and vows to keep her safe. Lots of secrets are revealed and there’s a lot of unexpected twists in this book. Definitely a 5 star read for me. Cannot wait for more by this author. Loving her books so far!

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Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts Series Book 2) by Debbie Cromack – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Kiss Away Your Pain (Wounded Hearts, #2)Kiss Away Your Pain by Debbie Cromack
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really liked this book. Wondering if maybe there might’ve been a book before this focusing on Nicco and Destiny.
This book starts at Nicco and Destiny’s wedding. The bartender Enzo sees the maid of honor and immediately is attracted to her. Candi’s heart is taken by Dom. Dom passed away years ago but he took her heart with him. Enzo and Candi run into eachother on a photoshoot and become friendly. They are perfect for eachother. I love them as a couple. Both are attracted to eachother but they both have baggage. Lots of baggage in their own way. Their lives are about to come to a crossroad but will they be able to overcome everything ? There’s definitely a part of the book when I said “Oh My Goodness….no way!”
Such a good read. Glad I got the chance to read this one.

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A Christmas to Remember by 5 Prince Publishing – Review by Michelle Mulvey

A Christmas to Remember: An Anthology from 5 Prince PublishingA Christmas to Remember: An Anthology from 5 Prince Publishing by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Christmas to remember is a wonderfully written collection of happy sweet reads to help get you in the Christmas spirit. Usually out of every anthology I read, I can find one or two books that I really enjoy
But this one was very different. I liked all the books in this collection.
Of Course I had a few favorites as I’m sure everyone does.

Mrs Clause was a great read. Abby is left a hefty inheritance but in order to get it she must be engaged or married by her 35th Christmas which is less then 2 months away. She contemplates an agreement with her ex but then decides against it for a shot at true love even if it means she may not get the inheritance if she doesn’t get engaged in the next two months.

Christmas Pizzo was a GREAT read and I loved it. Hated to see it end. I definitely am a fan of
Mafia families. Sal and Valentina are adorable. There’s alot of hostility between the 2 families but can Sal and Valentina make everyone see just how much they care for eachother…have cared for eachother since they were so young? Valentina knows the family quite well since she was best friends with Sal’s sister for many years. Loved this book.

Falling for Christmas was probably one of the sweetest happiest reads from me. Gabriel is new to town and everyone dislikes him immediately. He takes over Evergreen Savings and Loan and sends letters out advising of the changes he will be making. One morning he has Natalie and Belle waiting for him and they are not happy. Nat and Gabe are attracted to eachother right away but Nat fights that attraction as much as she can. Gave insists they work together to get him familiar with everyone and their business along with the traditions in their small town. There are some ups and downs. A definite must read.

Merry Mix-ups….what a great title. There definitely was a mix up. Max and Cassi are set up on a blind date and it’s horrible. From the silverware to the top at the sandwich shop. Total mix up. Will it work out in the end? You must read this great book to find out. Alot of great characters aside from Becca. Disliked her from the first chapter.

Copper Penny Christmas was well written. Miranda is a great girl with a head on her shoulders. Her boyfriend is a piece of work.
Wil was a friend she met at the animal
Hospital and he ended up helping her out at the end with Penny. Good read for sure.

A Rocky Mountain romance was well written. Amity is staying with her sister trying to help out and be there for her while she is pregnant. Amity meets Hank and they right away have chemistry. Will there be a future for them or is this just a stepping stone for Amity. Before she leaves again for a new endeavor ?

Mistletoe Memories –
Levi and Gretchen meet while Gretchen is in culinary school. They immediately hit it off and become great friends. Levi Braddock is a well know, most sought after cake designer around.
Mistletoe plays a huge part in this book and you definitely want to read this. It’s a sweet read with plenty of bumps in the road. Will Levi and Gretchen be able to overcome all the obstacles? Read this amazing read to find out.

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Hot for Teacher by Felicia Carparelli – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Hot for Teacher - Shakespeare Made Us Fall in LoveHot for Teacher – Shakespeare Made Us Fall in Love by Felicia Carparelli
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was well written. Juliet is divorced grandmother who loves her family and teaches at night. She has a new student names Jim who is a widowed father of grown twin boys and is about 10 years younger then his attractive teacher. There’s an instant attraction on both parts but, Juliet has a wall up around her heart which is hard to break through. Jim is persistent if nothing else and breaks down her walls.
I believe Juliet needs a strong man in her life to stand up for her and keep her safe. She’s good at keeping herself safe until she is nearly kidnapped by someone she trusts. Thankfully Jim wasn’t far behind and was able to rescue her. I enjoyed reading this book but, I felt it might be missing something and that’s why I gave it 4 stars

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Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Series Prequel) by Amy McKinley – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Defiant Princess (Mafia Elite Prequel)Defiant Princess by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I almost wish I read this before I started the series because it gives a lot of information and to why things are the way they are and how they got there.

This is a great novella that gives plenty of insight to 4 of the most amazing women I have ever read about. They are the Mafia Princesses. They are all In college together sharing a place, they have guards, everyone knows they are off limits / untouchable. Marissa has a mind of her own and doesn’t listen to the other girls or other guys who want to keep her self.
I absolutely love all these characters but Sofia and Enzo are my favorites!!!
Such an amazing series, you definitely must Run…don’t walk…RUN and get your hands on this entire series. You will not be disappointed.

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Finding Bryce (Green Brotherhood: SEAL Team XII Book 1) by Debra Parmley – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Finding Bryce (Green Brotherhood: SEAL Team XII Book 1)Finding Bryce by Debra Parmley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I definitely loved this short novella but wish it was a bit longer. I can’t wait to read more in this series soon.
2 strangers meet at a costume party. A gladiator and a fairy. They engage in a beautiful night together that sticks with them
For years to come. Neither can get the other out of their minds. Pippa has a reminder every time she looks at her son. Tanner is a navy seal and is away for most of that time saving the world but still thinks about that night before he left for a mission.
When Tanner’s father is at the park and sees Pippa and her son, he automatically starts asking questions and putting the facts together. By the time Tanner can get to Pippa, her ex has found her and taken her and her son. Luckily, Tanner is a Navy Seal so when him
And his team go hunting, it’s not hard to find when Pippa is being held. This book deserves a lot more pages but, it was still perfect the way it was. Cannot wait for more from this author!

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Devlin by Angela K. Parker – Review by Michelle Mulvey

DevlinDevlin by Angela K. Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved reading this book. There was so much chemistry between Devlin and Evelyn. They were coworkers who actually worked very close and shared clients. They were a team. They gave eachother a hard time…it was like a game to both of them until Evelyn and her boyfriend broke up.
Devlin saw this as his chance to finally
go after what he wants. He’s in the process of taking over the company when their boss finally retires until the boss finds out just how close Devlin and Evelyn have gotten.
There was a moment when I was like what???? Never saw that coming. I thought this book was beautifully written, loved the characters, great read from beginning to end.

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The Protector (The Freemasons Book 4) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Protector (The Freemasons #4)The Protector by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jude’s sister, Renee was abducted and was held in a sex tracking ring for 3 years. She was pretty much the first person people saw when they walked in, much like a greeter. She definitely did have to participate in actions but not as much as others I do not think. Jude’s best friend Declan and Renee were close before she was abducted and both had feeling for one another but were afraid to act on them. Now that Renee has been rescued, Declan stays on sight in the place Renee is placed to help her cope. She has therapy there, and slowly starts to have lunch with Declan. Declan is the only person Renee feels absolutely comfortable with. She does have setbacks and the person she calls first is always Declan. They both care a great deal
About eachother but Renee has alot of triggers and issues when it comes to people near her or
Touching her. Everything seems to be going at a great pace as Declan and Renee get back to how close they were before she was abducted until Dominic’s wedding. At a moment during the wedding, Renee, Declan and Jude’s fears come barreling into reality when Renee goes missing again. Was she taken, is she in the bathroom, or did she just leave without telling anyone? I thought this series was so good and I loved the plot that all the books worked around. I hope to read more by this author soon. Each book was great to read but I recommend reading them in order to get the full effect.

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The Hunter (The Freemasons Book 2) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Hunter (The Freemasons, #2)The Hunter by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gemma Hughes is out to ruin the brotherhood and expose their secrets. The secrets she’s looking to expose aren’t the truth however they do have some secrets they do not want exposed.
Dominic Cacciari is there to try to shift Gemma away from their secrets and find out some info of his own. When they realize what Gemma is holding and how dangerous it can be, Dom decides instead of trying to seduce her, he will protect her as much as possible. Of course lines are blurred and they cannot fight their attraction to eachother. Gemma is a strong character and I never thought she could fall for Dom seducing her but, the chemistry is just to much to ignore. When the full truth is out, how will Dom and his brotherhood react to the news? Gemma finds herself In a situation that she may not be able to handle. She’s out trying to uncover what she thinks will ruin the guys but she has it all wrong and she’s holding important information that can end up getting her in deeper then she ever imagined.
I absolutely loved this series. Each book is better then the last. The characters are all amazing. The plot is great and there’s plenty of heat to keep the reader waiting to see what happens next.

 

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