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A Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair – Review by Michelle Mulvey

A Protector's TouchA Protector’s Touch by Parker Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Protector’s touch was a informative read. It may be a hard topic for some who have experienced abusive relationships but, it may also help those too.
April thought she was weak but, she was far from it. She lived a very sheltered life and once she got to college she started dating one of the cute soccer players. He was abusive and didn’t deserve her. Thankfully, she had a great friend to help her through everything and also a support group. There was also a guy named Shan who showed April that everyone deserves a happy ending. He tried to show April she was not broken in any way. Shan knowns what it’s like to be around an abusive relationship because someone close to him that he loves dearly was in the same situation. April got off lucky considering what the other person endured. April has a team cheering her on which makes it easier take the legal route when the college doesn’t help her. This book had a bit of suspense and was totally worth it. When I was about 75% done with the book I was like wow, I cannot go to bed now….I need to know what happens!!! Great ending.
There were some great characters in the book and a few that made you want to punch someone. An overall good read!

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A High Price To Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Michelle Mulvey

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A High Price to Pay is Book 2 In the series and picks up 3 years after book 1. Madeline and Mike have successfully completed what was needed to become licensed PI’s. They are also running a party planning business. Madeline is planning the party of the year for a fortieth birthday to a high profile client. She is earning every dollar she makes on this case. Cherie Alexander has quite a few melt downs and now with the party here, they are more frequent. As the weekend approaches, Cherie’s mother In law ( Ms Story ) hired Madeline to locate some missing jewelry.
Everyone thought Teresa has stolen the pieces so a background check is run on her. Unfortunately, they do not have the correct info on Teresa.

All of this is happening while a madman is on the loose after Madeline. She tries to keep herself busy with Cherie’s party and Miss Story’s case but, no matter how busy she keeps herself, things are still happening to remind her that he is still tailing her.

The night of Cherie’s party someone is murdered at the mansion. Who could have pulled it off with so many people there and cameras in the house?

Madeline and Mike are hard at work to find the killer. So much suspense is in this book. It’s a great addition the to series. Madeline is one tough cookie.

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Beachcomber Enemy: a Romantic Thriller (Beachcomber Investigations Book 10) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Beachcomber EnemyBeachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen is Book 10 of the Beachcomber Investigations Series. This book had me hooked from the very first line. The author gave just enough romance and action to keep just about any reader interested. The characters played a big part of why this book got 5 stars from me.

Dane and Shana are an awesome couple. They have a certain kind of relationship that you don’t see everyday. They love each other so much and try to protect each other no matter what is at stake. Dane is a total Alpha but Shana is such a strong character that really doesn’t need anyone to protect her.

When Dane comes home smelling gas, he goes I same trying to find Shana and get her out of the shack. They make it far enough away that they are not in danger when something happens. They fake their deaths and run to close friends did for help. They think they know who is after them. It’s someone from Shana’s past. They make a plan to go incognito to their funeral to try to find the suspect. However, Dane has other plans. He doesn’t want Shana anywhere near there and tries to keep her away. He should know by now that Shana does what she want, when she wants. She is not a delicate flower. When Dane and Shana find out some other information like where the suspect(s) are hiding, this causes even more trouble. Will the good guys win this round or are the bad guys to far ahead in the game. There is so much action going on, I didn’t want to put the book down. I absolutely loved this book.

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Salty Sebastian (Smirk Series Book 3) by Jen Luerssen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Salty SebastianSalty Sebastian by Jen Luerssen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Salty Sebastian by Jen Luerssen is Book 3 In the Smirk Series and was a great second chance romance read for
me. I absolutely loved Frank’s book and the whole gang was back again in this happy, sweet, funny read.
Kit and Sebastian have an amazing one night stand in Vegas whole they are both away attending a convention. It was the best night and morning of both of their lives. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas right? WRONG!!! Kit and Sebastian parted ways and never exchanged names, numbers or even where they lived.

2 years later Kit goes to Thirsty Monkey for a job and Mikey hires her right away. She’s over qualified but she knows her stuff. When Mikey brings Sebastian to meet the new intern she hired, both Sebastian and Kit are speechless. Thoughts of that amazing, hot night come rushing back in their minds. How is Kit going to be able to work for Sebastian and how is Sebastian going to be able to get any work done with Kit as one of his employees.

Both Kit and Sebastian are very hot and cold with each other but the attraction is there and they cannot deny they both have feelings for each other. What will happen when a big secret is brought to light after they finally have another amazing night? Will they be able to see past this secret? No one is really at fault but it happened and now it must be dealt with. Amazing characters, great storyline and this was just a shiny 5 star read

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Spouse Trap: A Madeline Dawkins Mystery (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 1) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Spouse Trap (Madeline Dawkins, #1)Spouse Trap by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spouse Trap by Cynthia Hamilton was definitely a five star read for me. I was
Literally blown away by this book and I can’t say that very often. This book had it all. I’m typically a romance fan and even though this book was lacking in romance it touched on everything else.

Madeline Ridley had the perfect life. She had money, friends, organized social gatherings and a perfect marriage as she thought. One night at a function she gets into an argument with her husband Steven and he leaves her there. She wakes up the next morning in a hotel room with no memory of what happened the previous night. She starts looking for Steven only to find she is alone.
When Steven approaches her with incriminating photos of her from the night before with a strange man and tells her he wants a divorce, her life begins to crumble. She doesn’t understand what is going on and thinks she was taken advantage of and possibly drugged.

Madeline hires a PI to help her figure out what happened and who the mystery man in the photos is. Steven is a high profile person with a security detail so she needs to be very secretive. She knows she is being followed. When she finally meets with Burt Latham her new PI, he helps her stay under the radar. When they are unable to find any information on the mystery man, Burt looks into other scenarios. During the week or so since the pictures surfaced, Steven has cancelled Madeline’s credit cards and froze their joint bank accounts. Now she has limited funds and is trying to stay in hiding.
There is a lot of criminal activity surrounding Steven and now it just needs to be proven. Steven sends Madeline to Guam with 1/2 million dollars to get a quick divorce. While she is away her PI ends up getting himself into some trouble.
When Madeline returns early to try to get a jump on things everything goes south.
This book honestly keep me so entertained that even while I was lying in bed, I had the urge to read another chapter.
I couldn’t believe how much action, suspense and heartache could be found in these pages. You definitely don’t want to miss this gem. Looking forward to the next book.

 

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Jake the Growling Dog (Jake the Growling Dog Book 1) by Samantha Shannon – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Jake the Growling DogJake the Growling Dog by Samantha Shannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jake the Growling Dog was a sweet Book. Everyone Jake tried to play with all went away scared and thought he was a mean dog because he growled at them. Jake wasn’t very mean at all. He wanted to have friends and play with the kids but every time they heard his grrr they quickly left. One day a black squirrel named Neet tried to
make Jakes voice sound sweet.
Not every dog who growls is mean. He just didn’t know his sounds scared everyone away. This was a quick sweet book showing how everyone is different.

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BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn – Review by Michelle Mulvey

BECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New ZealandBECKONED, Part 6: Adrift in New Zealand by Aviva Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beckoned: Adrift in New Zealand is part 6 of the series by Aviva Vaughn. Each book should be read in order.
Soren had no had the best of luck lately. Between his relationship with Angela and his family issues. He finds himself in Costa Rica where he ends up staying a lot longer then he planned to.

He takes up surfing and gets the perfect tan and surfer body! Elena is an ex pro surfer and she is the one who teaches him. Soren and Elena end up having a relationship that wasn’t planned but when her ex shows up, their relationship is tested.
During the book, Soren runs into 2 women he had been attached to in the past. What are the odds he will see both Elena and Lisbet will both come back into his life at the same time. Will Soren’s luck finally make a turn for the better?
This was a great ending to a wonderful series. The author did a great job keeping the reader interested throughout the series.

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Edge Of The Storm (Silent Secrets Book 2) by Lisette Kristensen – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Edge of the Storm: Book 2 (Silent Secrets)Edge of the Storm: Book 2 by Lisette Kristensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Edge of The Storm ( Silent Secrets Series #2 ) by Lisette Kristensen was a quick, action packed read.
I haven’t read this author before so I’m not sure what genre they normally write.

This book might be a rough read for some who have issues with terrorism but if you can see past that, your going to love the book. Halo is a spy in Rome and is taken by a group of terrorists planning to destroy the Vatican and she is taken right in front of the others. Will Blackbird be able to come through and save her mentor?

The book was short since it was a Novella but was very fast paced and full of action. The way the book ended, this is not over!

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Fierce Emotions by Linda Burson (Marcy Series Book 8) – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Fierce EmotionsFierce Emotions by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fierce Emotions by Linda Burson is the eighth book in the Marcy Series. I would strongly recommend reading the series in order for you to fully understand the story. I have not read all the previous books in the series so I didn’t know what was coming up when I dived into Fierce Emotions.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the series. I thought the books were way to long to keep me entertained. This series continues in each book. Marcy is married to both Liam and Brad. Her parents are ok with their situation but, some of
Brad’s family ( his dad ) has major issues with their arrangement. Brad hasn’t spoken to his father in quite some time and now, his dad is trying to get back in the picture. He seems happy with his 2 grandsons and it seems like he has had a change of heart. Luckily, Liam is there to be able to back up Marcy’s accusations.

Liam, Marcy and Brad have an odd arrangement. Brad and Loam have come a long way since book 2 and both are becoming great friends. They both want the same thing in life. They want Marcy, the mother of their boys to be happy and will do anything for her.

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Rage (The Marcy Series Book 1) by Linda Burson – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Rage (The Marcy Series, #1)Rage by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rage is Book 1 in The Marcy Series by Linda Burson. This book had a lot of suspense in it. I didn’t like the character of Marcy I’m the book because I just felt like she caused her own issues. Just when you think her life is on track she causes more issues.
Marcy is the owner of a coffee shop. She has been dating Brad for a very long time but they start to have problems because she has this rage in her and no one knows why. She just snaps at people for no reason. Brad basicallly tells her, she needs to seek help, or he is gone. Finally she decides to seek out professional help and that makes Brad very happy. They have great times together and then he decides to take their relationship to the next level. Marcy is over the moon with happiness. The reader is happy and thinks this book is on the right track.
Marcy met a man named Liam when her and Brad were having some issues. Liam approaches Marcy after she is involved is a gas station robbery. Of course now that Marcy is happy with the way her life is going, something bad happens. Brad is away for work and keeps trying to reach Marcy but is unable to. She is to busy out all the time with Liam she forgets to charge her cell phone. This causes all sorts of trouble between Marcy and Brad.
Marcy is heartbroken over her recent breakup with Brad and ends up going away for a week with Liam so he can teach her about firearms. He teaches her about different firearms and how to shoot them. Of course during their week together, they get romantically involved. During that time Brad is looking all over for her.
When Marcy comes back home and speaks with Brad, je Fonda our about Liam. And forgives her for being unfaithful which she really wasn’t considering they were broken up.
I just thought this book was very long and had a lot more pages then it needed.
Marcy needs to break off her relationship with Liam if her and Brad will be able to be happy. Will her and Brad be able to go back to the happiness they once had or will everything be ruined because of the plans Marcy has to help Liam with.

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