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The Time Traveler’s Magic (Magic Bound Saga Book 1) by Anna Applegate – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Time Traveler's Magic (The Magic Bound Saga #1)The Time Traveler’s Magic by Anna Applegate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Time Traveler’s Magic is the first book in the Magic Bound Saga.

This story is full of action that keeps you hooked. The characters are intriguing. I mean, a vampire pirate, what’s not to love!!! Writing time travel can be iffy, but this book pulls it off pretty well. Ember has a bit of personal growth to do, but then again, don’t we all. I think maybe the character flaws she has are what make her more relatable. Overall, I found the plot interesting. It made for an entertaining read. There are some things that in the book that brought up questions, but they will probably be answered in subsequent books.

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Forbidden (Tales of Passion, Lust & Betrayal Vol. 1) by Autumn Sand – Review by Naomi McDonald

ForbiddenForbidden by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forbidden is the first volume of the Tales of Passion, Lust, & Betrayal series. It is a collection of steamy short stories. I will be honest, the tone of the narrator in the hostess sections was not my favorite. I love the idea of the club and the doorways, but the narration really didn’t fit. I will give kudos for creativity though. The short stories are entertaining and cover a variety of scenarios to keep you entertained until the last page. I found this book to be a quick and easy read. It makes for a great bedtime reading experience.

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Truck Stopped (Satan’s Devils MC #11) by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

Truck StoppedTruck Stopped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Truck Stopped is the eleventh book in the Satan’s Devils MC series. Even though this story can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading other books in the series. They are excellent.

I was waiting for this book. After being mentioned in other books, there wasn’t a lot of detail about what was happening with Truck. I really wanted to see how things played out. I don’t know what I was expecting, but this book got me right in the feels. It was an intensely emotional story. The author is extremely good at making the characters come to life and you feel what they feel as you read. And, as with the other stories in this series, the author has tackled some real life struggles that brings a new awareness to the life experiences of others and what they might be struggling with.

Superb storytelling!

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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Traitor is the second book in the Underground Bad Boys series. It can be read as a standalone.

I enjoyed the characters in this book. It can be difficult to find romance novels with strong female leads, but I found Josie to be a well-written character. Even though Josie was in a bad situation, she was making an effort on her own to take care of her problems before Knox showed up in her life. It didn’t have that whole damsel-in-distress feel. I did feel bad for Gage at the end. Poor guy. Third time will be the charm? One can hope at least. I love his character.

The Traitor has plenty of steamy scenes to keep you entertained. I’m glad the author is writing bisexual characters. It gives more complexity to the story. One of the other things I love about this book is that it isn’t all light and fluffy. It’s got grit yet still manages to pull on your emotions.

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Guilty Pleasures Volume 3: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Naomi McDonald

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3Guilty Pleasures Volume 3 by Joyce McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a collection of short stories (around 20 pages or so each) that follow the sexual encounters of Brad. In this volume he has experiences with several people, including his boss and a woman on a train. These stories are not deep with story line and are designed for a quick read. Great for when you don’t have a lot of time but need a reading fix. I prefer much more story development, so this was a little less entertaining for me. But if you are just looking for the steamy bits, this would be a great read for you.

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Legacy of Luck (The Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch #3)Legacy of Luck by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Legacy of Luck is the third book in the Druid’s Brooch series. It can be read as a standalone. Having read previous books in this series I can say that this one is just as awesome. The author has a great eye for detail and weaves the story in a way that makes you feel like you are right there with the characters. There are fantasy elements blended with realistic ones and it makes for a believable tale. Despite a few slow places in the story, the overall adventure, drama, and plot twists keep you hooked.

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The Season Finale (Paranormal Talent Agency Book 6) by Heather Silvio – Review by Naomi McDonald

The Season Finale (Paranormal Talent Agency, #6)The Season Finale by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Season Finale is the sixth book in the Paranormal Talent Agency series. In order to fully appreciate this story, it helps to have read the first five book in this series.
Everything comes together spectacularly in this story as the conclusion to the series. Well done! I will say that it feels like it could have kept going, not because the story is incomplete, but because there are so many more things that could be explored in this setting.
I enjoyed this entire series immensely and loved this finale chapter. The Season Finale really keeps you engaged with the mystery surrounding Catherine and how things are going to play out with Rowan.
If you just came across this book and haven’t read the others yet, I suggest a binge read session because it’ll keep you entertained 😊

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Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Naomi McDonald

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2)Undercover by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Undercover is the second book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series. You can read it as a standalone, but it makes a better read if you’ve read other books in the Prestian series and the Torzial Affair series.

Overall this is a good read. There were a couple of parts toward the beginning that grated on me a little, but it wasn’t enough to ruin the whole story. Undercover starts off with a bang and maintains a good pace throughout. There are plenty of steamy scenes and suspenseful moments to keep your attention to the very end. It took me a little bit to warm up to Matt…that Princess bit just was not working for me. I enjoyed Marenah’s feistiness, and how many layers there are to her character.

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Proper Impulse (Jaded Lily Book 4) by Zeia Jameson – Review by Naomi McDonald

Proper ImpulseProper Impulse by Zeia Jameson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Proper Impulse is the fourth book in the Jaded Lily series. It can be read as a standalone. You don’t have to read the previous books in the series to appreciate this one, but they are awesome so do it anyway. 😊
I loved this story. I seriously loved Juniper. She is so feisty and compassionate. She might have a less-than-legal way of going about doing what she does, but her heart is in the right place. Of course, this is what makes the friction between her and Milo so delicious. And Milo, god, sometimes you just want to strangle him!!! Rule breaker meets the law…It. Is. Epic.
Proper Impulse is engaging, funny, sweet, and full of fireworks. You won’t be disappointed.

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Joined: Book One by Mara Gan – Review by Naomi McDonald

Joined (Joined #1)Joined by Mara Gan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Superb read!
I loved the plot and character development. The female lead is strong, intelligent, compassionate, and a bit stubborn, which makes her immediately attractive. This book captures your attention from the beginning and holds it through the entire adventure. One of the great things about this story is that you feel like you are IN the story, not just reading it. Joined has a little bit of everything from mystery to action to romance. Never a dull moment!

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