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P.A.W.S. (The P.A.W.S. Saga, Book 1) by Debbie Manber Kupfer – Review by Naomi McDonald

P.A.W.S.P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

P. A. W. S. is the first book in the P. A. W. S. Saga series.
This is my first read by this author and it was a good experience. While I don’t usually read YA, this book was entertaining. There were a couple of references that would make this book questionable for anyone under the age of 16. I enjoyed the author’s unique touches on the supernatural and the world building was excellent. Overall, while this book was fairly tame for me, I think it would be a good read for the younger crowd. A teen would most likely relate well to the main character who feels out of place in the world and who is learning about who she is.

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Of Magic & Scales by Natalina Reis – Review by Naomi McDonald

Of Magic and ScalesOf Magic and Scales by Natalina Reis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Initially I found the writing style a little challenging to get into, however after the first couple of chapters I caught the flow. Of course, then I couldn’t put it down. Of Magic and Scales is a meandering mystery story It takes it’s time and introduces several magical creatures along the way. Aiden trying to come to terms with himself added dimension to the story. And, Naël is someone you kind of love to hate. He is irritating and rude, but he also cares about Aiden in his own way. I could really identify with Aiden’s desire to just live a low-key life without drama. Unfortunately, as in real life, you don’t always get what you wish for.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I’m wondering if there will be another book because I would definitely read more!

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Imposter: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 7) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Naomi McDonald

Imposter: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 7)Imposter: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imposter is volume seven in the Ash Park series.

Suspense. Intrigue. Mystery. A roller coaster of twists and turns. It’s everything you would expect from a book by Meghan O’Flynn. Imposter is a stay-up-all-night, unputdownable reading adventure. I mean, who can sleep when there is a mystery to solve??? (Seriously, this is not a book you can read in short spurts – make sure you have a good chunk of time available).

Great world building, and characters with depth bring this story to life.

Definitely a spectacular read!!!!

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Moonlit Mirage: A Cook Islands Romance (Moonlit Destination Series) by Amy McKinley – Review by Naomi McDonald

Moonlit Mirage - A Cook Islands Romance (Moonlit Destination Series)Moonlit Mirage – A Cook Islands Romance by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moonlit Mirage is a novella in the Moonlit Destination series. It can be read as a standalone.

This story starts off with an action sequence and doesn’t slow down. Since it’s a novella, the details aren’t as fleshed out, but you still feel like you got a great tale out of it when you’re done. I enjoyed the set up to the romance. It gives you a fast, but solid, connection point so that it doesn’t feel rushed.

Overall, a fun reading adventure!

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TWO HEARTS UNLIKELY HEROES (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 9) by Tamara Ferguson – Review by Naomi McDonald

Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance #9)Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes is the ninth book in the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance series. It can be read as a standalone. The prologue sets up the story, so make sure you don’t skip it.

This story is full of drama, action, intrigue, and all the feels. The author does a wonderful job of creating characters with depth and interesting personalities. And, you can tell that a lot of heart has gone into writing this adventure.

Two Hearts Unlikely Heroes is definitely a book you won’t want to put down once you get started! The slow-build romance is definitely worth your time.

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King & Hunt: A Lust / Hate Story By Brienne Dubh – Review by Naomi McDonald

King & Hunt: A Lust / Hate StoryKing & Hunt: A Lust / Hate Story by Brienne Dubh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was my first experience with this author. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall, it was a decent read. I was a bit disappointed that the initial heated friction between the two main characters was over fairly quickly. However, the way the last part of the story played out kind of made up for it. This is definitely set up as more of a short story feel. I finished it fairly quickly. This book would be a great read if you are waiting somewhere and need a distraction. It’s just entertaining enough to keep you from getting bored, but no so deep in story line that you’ll miss something if you have to stop reading. A solid 4 stars.

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REWIND Boxed set (Rewind Series Books 1-4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Naomi McDonald

Rewind Boxed SetRewind Boxed Set by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In one sentence, this series is phenomenal.

I loved every story in this series. The characters are wonderfully written. Each story digs deep into a well of emotions that make everything real. My favorite books overall are Rewind and Return. I absolutely fell in love with the Noah character though, so his book was a fantastic way to round out the series.

This is definitely a must-read series, and the box set makes it easy to binge it. The only thing I was disappointed with was that the series was over too soon. I felt like I could have stayed immersed in the Rewind world for much, much longer.

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Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin – Review by Naomi McDonald

Scoring Chance : A Mile High Miners NovellaScoring Chance : A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scoring Chance is a Mile High Miners Novella. I haven’t read any other books by this author so this was a new reading experience for me.

The characters draw you into the story right away. There are so many emotions pack into this book that it feels like a full-length novel. One of the great things about this story is that there isn’t a bunch of extraneous detail to sift through. The story moves quickly and keeps the focus where it needs to be. It is a quick, easy, and entertaining read.

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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Naomi McDonald

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This Vigilante Justice box set contains the first three books from this series. Reading these was my first experience with this author. I was not disappointed. This box set is a great way to spend a day binge reading.

Jake Wolfe is a multi-layered character that keeps you guessing. His knack for attracting trouble leads you on great adventures as you turn the pages. These stories are full of danger, intrigue, suspense, and even some emotional moments. The cemetery scene with Cody in the first book gets you right in the feels. To keep things from getting too serious, there are also some humorous moments played out through banter dialog between Jake and his friends.

The stories approach things from several viewpoints, which gives you a great overall picture of how the characters connect together and their motivations. I liked how even the dog got a viewpoint. You don’t see that often.

If you love action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, this is the series for you.

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A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts Book Three) by KG Fletcher – Review by Naomi McDonald

A Sun So Bright (Reigning Hearts, #3)A Sun So Bright by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Sun So Bright is the third book in the Reigning Hearts series. This is the first book I’ve read in this series and I had no trouble following the story.

This is a reverse millionaire arrangement/fake relationship type of tale. Most of the time you see men in the wealthy position, but this time it’s Fiona. She’s a character you love to hate, at first. Thankfully, Chris (who is freaking hot) can look past appearances. As you follow their journey, you’re going to be taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. You’ll probably want the tissues close by, lol.

Definitely worth the read. (Just not in public if you don’t want to have to explain why you’re crying, lol).

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