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Two Hearts Under Fire (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8) By Tamara Ferguson – Review by Naomi McDonald

TWO HEARTS UNDER FIRE (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8)TWO HEARTS UNDER FIRE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two Hearts Under Fire is the eighth book in the Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance series. It can be read as a standalone.

This story starts off at a quick pace and doesn’t slow down. It is full of suspense and mystery as Russ and Claire try to stay one step ahead of the people pursuing them. I enjoyed the way the Claire character was written. Even though she is on the run from an abusive ex, she is strong, resourceful, and can hold her own pretty well.

Two Hearts Under Fire is an entertaining read that will keep you hooked from the beginning.

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Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington – Review by Naomi McDonald

Michael's HeartMichael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michael’s Heart is an emotional story. You are going to cry at least once so have the tissues nearby. There isn’t too much to say regarding story line or it will ruin the outcome for you. I will say that the pertinent characters are memorable and are drawn together by the common thread of music as a soul language. I wasn’t really sure what to feel when I finished the book. Part of me recognizes the bright part of the ending, but it has an overtone of sadness as well. I suppose that makes the story more like real life when it comes down to it. Regardless, if you are in the mood to feel a myriad of emotions in a short period of time, check out this story.

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Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5) by Heather Silvio – Review by Naomi McDonald

Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5)Jumping the Shark by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jumping the Shark is the fifth book in the Paranormal Talent Agency series. It can be read as a standalone story, however if you really want to get the full impact of why Barbara’s story is important, I recommend reading the previous books.

Finally! I’ve been waiting to see what was really up with Barbara. You knew it was going to be something good after the build up from the previous books. I can’t really get into specifics or it’ll ruin the story, but let’s just say this book is not to be missed, especially if you are a fan of the rest of the series.

Murder. Demons. Angels. Hidden agendas…just a few things to keep you entertained in this action-packed adventure. 😊

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A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack Book 4) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Naomi McDonald

A Deal with Death (Crescent City Wolf Pack, #4)A Deal with Death by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Deal With Death is the fourth book in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series. You can read this as a standalone, but all of the books in this series have been stellar so you’ll probably want to read them anyway.

I have always loved a story with Voodoo components, and this one has a great foundation. I also loved the way the reincarnation aspect is woven in. This story caught my attention from the beginning and held it all the way through. The characters are vibrant and come alive on the page making you feel like you are in the story.

Murder. Romance. Spirits. Destiny. It’s a wonderfully written tale of the paranormal variety! 😊

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Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Naomi McDonald

Wayward (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 1)Wayward by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wayward is the first book in the Billionaire Bodyguards series. You can read this story without having to read the other series associated with it, but if you want to know more about the characters you should read the Prestian series and Torzial Affair series to get more background on them.

When I first ran across the Sasha character (in a previous series), I didn’t like her very much. She was creating a lot of drama. In Wayward, you get a better understanding of why she is the way she is. I changed the way I felt about her in this book.

As you read this story you are likely to feel a wide range of emotions. The story keeps up a good pace and has characters you can connect to. Suspense, steamy scenes, danger…overall a great read.

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Devil’s Due: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #3) by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

Devil's Due: Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #3Devil’s Due: Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #3 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Due is the third book in the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter series. It can be read as a standalone, but I recommend the other books in this series and the original Satan’s Devils series. They are all fabulous reads.

Hmmm…what to say without ruining the whole thing…

Change is never easy, and leaving everything you know behind is uncomfortable. The main characters are dealing with a lot of upheaval in their lives. This story has a lot of emotion in it as the characters traverse the circumstances as best as they know how. There are some hard choices to make, some that could endanger lives.

As with all of the other Satan’s Devils books I’ve read, this one is superb. I love that the author brings real life struggles into the stories and takes the time to research it to make it believable.

Get some tea and settle into this story, you won’t be disappointed.

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Hidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles Novella by India Kells – Review by Naomi McDonald

Hidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles NovellaHidden Magic: A Sanctuary Chronicles Novella by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Magic is a novella of the Sanctuary Chronicles series. You can read this without reading the other books, but if you want to get a better feel for the other characters outside of Brant and Kat, I recommend reading the others in the series.

Hidden Magic is a quick read, but it is written in such a way that it feels like a full-length novel. The characters are relatable and the story moves along and a good pace. I liked the way the depth of Brant’s true feelings for Kat just kind of snuck up on him. Unfortunately, it took a tragic event for him to realize just how he felt, but that just made him more determined to make things right.

This is great side story to the series and I enjoyed the read.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Naomi McDonald

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return is the second book in the Rewind series. It can be read as a standalone.

Oh, my heart! I think I loved this book more than the first one, and the first one was really good. I knew Raphael’s story was going to be spectacular and this book did not disappoint. I absolutely loved the Adrien character and the dynamic that develops between him and Raphael. I was so into this book that I read it in one day. Just fair warning, parts of it will wreck you a bit on the way to the end of the story.

I don’t know what is planned for this series, how many books there might be ultimately, but I hope at some point to have a story about Noah. He caught my attention in this book, and even though he’s in a relationship, it seems like there could be more of a story there. I want more of him!

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Naomi McDonald

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind is the first book in the Rewind series. Thankfully it does not end in a cliffhanger.

This book had me sad, angry, and happy. The characters go through many challenges as the story is woven, and you feel it all. I appreciated the clear definition between the chapters that are set in the past and the ones set in the present. Some books don’t make those shifts clear so I’m really glad the author took the time to differentiate them so well.

This is the second book I’ve read in the past month that has had a person from the Deaf community as a main character. I didn’t know how much I needed to understand the struggles they go through until I ran across these kinds of books. It has been an eye-opening experience for sure. I am grateful there are authors out there bringing these kinds of experiences to readers’ awareness.

I enjoyed Enzo and Florian’s story so much! I’m really excited that Raphael’s story is in the next book because his character is also intriguing. You just know it’s going to be good. 😉

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Nite Fire: Smoke & Mirrors (Book 3) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Naomi McDonald

Smoke & Mirrors (Nite Fire #3)Smoke & Mirrors by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Smoke & Mirrors is the third book in the Nite Fire series.

I am absolutely in love with this series. All of the books are wonderful, this one is no exception. The characters come alive and the story has twists and turns that keep you fascinated. I don’t think there is ever a slow moment as you go through the story with Dahlia trying to piece together the clues. In each story it is getting harder and harder for Dahlia and the dragons to cover up what is happening behind the scenes that the humans have been so blissfully unaware of. I think chapter 35 broke me a little bit. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I highly recommend this series. Looking forward to the next book!

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