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Fierce Emotions (Marcy Series Book 8) by Linda Burson – Review by Naomi McDonald

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

Fierce Emotions is the eighth book in the Marcy Series. I recommend reading the previous books to really get the full impact of this book.

After the journey they took to get here, I have to say that I love how things are shaping up. Of course, there are still trying moments that test the relationships, but things are becoming much more stable. I am even taking more of a liking to Brad. I had issues with him in previous stories, but he redeemed himself nicely. Now, if they could all just get their anger issues under control…

Liam’s past and the issues from Marcy’s past are still two pieces of the story line that are not wrapped up in this book. Some more things come out, but not anything definitive. We’ll see where the next book takes us. As long as they stay together, I think I can handle the drama, lol.

As always, this story is intense and full of twists and turns. I read the whole thing in just a few hours because I had to find out what was going to happen. 😊

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands is a story full of mystery, murder, suspense, drama, and secrets. I felt like the first half of the book was a slow burn to get to the last part where things start to unravel. This book also doesn’t have an ending that you would expect, but I can’t get into details or it’ll ruin the whole experience for you. There are several layers to the story that have you guessing on whether they are all connected. This book was an interesting read, but definitely not something you want if you are looking for light or feel good entertainment. Could be a good read for a dark and stormy night though 😊

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Demon’s Angel: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #2 by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

Demon's Angel: Satan's Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #2Demon’s Angel: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter) #2 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Demon’s Angel is the second book in the Satan’s Devils: Colorado Chapter series. It can be read as a standalone, however characters and events from other books in the Satan’s Devils series are mentioned.

I always love reading books by this author. The stories are engaging and get you sucked in right away. The characters face real world issues in a fictional setting. You should know that this particular story deals with women’s issues that may be a trigger for some readers. Something I thought was clever about this book is the way the title takes on a double meaning once you get into the story a bit.

One thing this story brings up is how quick people are to make judgments about the actions of a mother without having all of the facts. Moms have a lot of pressure on them just for the simple fact they are moms, it is so much harder when other people make judgments about their decisions without having all of the information.

There was one line in this book that really stood out to me: “Deep down though, I know I’ll make a better mother if I have something else to do than being a fulltime mom.” I like that this is written into the story to acknowledge that not all women are cut out to be, nor have the desire to be, a full-time mother. Some women need a job or a project in addition to being a mother, and that’s ok.

While Demon’s Angel isn’t one of my all-time favorites of the Satan’s Devils books, it is no less entertaining and is certainly full of adventure and action packed!

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That’s a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 3) by Heather Silvio – Review by Naomi McDonald

That's a Wrap (Paranormal Talent Agency, #3)That’s a Wrap by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That’s A Wrap is the third book in the Paranormal Talent Agency Series. It can be read as a standalone, however there are characters from the previous books mentioned. I suggest reading the previous two anyway because they are awesome!

I really enjoyed Mia’s character. She’s got a really good heart and she’s brave. I’m a bit irritated with the Liz character but I’m assuming her actions are going to be pivotal for the upcoming stories. It felt like there was less romance in this one, but what there was really drew you into the budding relationship between Mia and Jacob. Overall, superb reading experience.

This series is definitely one I will keep an eye on. I’m looking forward to when the next book comes out!

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision is the fourth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series.
I loved the attention to detail with the characters in this story. Orlagh takes us on an adventure as she seeks out a relative to pass on the brooch to. I enjoy her wit and intelligence as she deals with opposing forces. And poor Declan, he tries so hard to make good decisions. I love the mystery around Clodagh and why she acts the way she does. All-in-all it was a charming adventure with a good mix of drama, romance, mystery, and suspense. Superbly written!

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HEELS OF FORTUNE: PJ Santini Series: Book Two by Lynne Russell – Review by Naomi McDonald

Heels Of Fortune (PJ Santini Series Book 2)Heels Of Fortune by Lynne Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heels of Fortune is the second book in the PJ Santini series. It can be read as a standalone.

As with the first story, it took a little bit for me to get into this book. The writing style takes a little getting used to. I also found that the extraneous side stories were a little distracting. Overall, I liked this book better than the first one. I felt like this book had more action that kept things a bit more interesting. The best character in this book is Nonna Giovanna. I laughed out loud at the part where they are describing her and the burglar. I also like the direction things are going with Daly; but of course, he’s my favorite over Renza.

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Reset to One (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 2) by Heather Silvio – Review by Naomi McDonald

Reset to One (Paranormal Talent Agency, #2)Reset to One by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Reset to One is the second book in the Paranormal Talent Agency series. It can be read as a standalone, however there are characters mentioned from the previous book.

As with the first book, this one has some humorous moments amidst the seriousness of murders and finger pointing as to who the guilty party might be. One of my favorite lines from this book is, “ I’m not interested in continuing to parlay with lackeys.” The relationship development between Evie and Ryan is written well and that makes the ending satisfying. This book has just the right amount of drama mixed in with the romance to make it work.

Both of the books that I’ve read so far in this series have been wonderful. I’m looking forward to the next one.

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Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 1) by Heather Silvio – Review by Naomi McDonald

Lights, Camera, Action (Paranormal Talent Agency, #1)Lights, Camera, Action by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lights, Camera, Action is the first book in the Paranormal Talent Agency series. It can be read as a standalone, even though there is a piece of the story that isn’t completely wrapped up.

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book, but it turned out to be an amusing read. Even though there is a murderer on the loose, the way the story is written makes it a bit lighter than you would expect. I adored the Alex character. I think I would have made him stew a little bit more than Catherine did though, lol. I mean, boundaries, man. And the councilwoman, she’s an interesting character to follow.

Some colorful characters, a little romance, a little mystery…great way to pass an afternoon.

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Garrett (Dark Water Security book 2) By Madison Quinn – Review by Naomi McDonald

Garrett (Dark Water Security #2)Garrett by Madison Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Garrett is the second book in the Dark Water Security Series. It can be read as a standalone.

I really enjoyed this story. It kept up a pretty good pace and the characters were easy to connect with. I did find that the ending was a little anticlimactic, I was really thinking there was going to be more to the whole lifestyle scenario with Mr. Meyer’s brother. That piece seemed like a loose end after the conversation that is overheard. I had a little chuckle at Hope’s first encounter with her boss’ lifestyle choices. If you’re not familiar with it, it can be a bit shocking, lol.

Overall, I found it a good way to entertain your imagination on a rainy day.

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Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book One) by Lynne Russell – Review by Naomi McDonald

Hell On Heels (PJ Santini Series Book 1)Hell On Heels by Lynne Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hell on Heels is the first book in the PJ Santini series.

It took me about the first quarter of the book to get into it. The writing style was challenging for me as it seems like there is an over abundance of detail to get through. Once I got into the groove of it though, it turned out to be entertaining. There are a lot of colorful characters and variety of personalities to keep things interesting. My personal favorite is Daly. I will also say that I wasn’t really connecting to the main character right away but she grew on me over time. Hell on Heels keeps up a good pace so there is no chance of getting bored with it.

All-in-all I’d say, despite my bumpy start with it, Hell on Heels turned out to be a good read.

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