REBOUND (REWIND BOOK 4) By Rowan Shaw – Review by Naomi McDonald

Rebound (Rewind #4)Rebound by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rebound is the fourth book in the Rewind series. Even though you can pick up on what is going on in this book pretty easily, I’d recommend reading the previous books in order to get a better feel for all of the characters.

I absolutely loved every one of the Rewind books. I’ve been waiting for Noah’s story since he was first mentioned in the series. Rebound has a bit of a different feel than the previous three books, but it was still excellent. I enjoyed the polyamorous aspect of the characters. I also liked the portrayal of Charlotte’s self-realization. I think it is important to show the concerns that come up when you are finding out new things about your self-identity. It was very well done in this story.

I highly recommend the Rewind series. I’ll probably binge read them all again soon!

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Ink’s Devil (Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter #5) by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

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

Ink’s Devil is the fifth book in the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter series. You can read it as a standalone, but you relate better to the side characters if you know their stories from previous books.

I could relate to Beth’s character in this story. She’s different and she’s introverted. Those things can give you a different way of viewing life than most other people.

As always, the author has done a great job of weaving an amazing story. It is full of suspense as you follow the challenges placed in the path of Ink and Beth’s budding relationship. It’s also got some witty humor; and of course, there are steamy bedroom scenes sprinkled throughout.

Another superb read from a talented author.

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Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3) by T. Birmingham – Review by Naomi McDonald

Set it Free (Fallen Eagles MC Book 3)Set it Free by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set It Free is the third book in the Fallen Eagles MC series. In order to enjoy this story to the fullest, you should read the first two books.

This story has a little bit of a different feel that the first two. I found that it was harder to get into it, but once I got toward the middle it was good. I can identify somewhat with Spring’s feelings about not being great at life, always waiting for the next shoe to drop. I think that made this story more emotional for me. You’ll definitely want the tissues handy.

There isn’t too much more I can say without ruining the reading experience. This series is definitely worth binge reading.

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Recall: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 6) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Naomi McDonald

Recall: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 6)Recall: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Recall is the sixth book in the Ash Park series. I was able to pick it up and keep up with the story without having to read the previous ones.

The author does a great job making the story come alive. It feels like you are right there with the characters. The story is dark. You are not going to get a light, fluffy mystery here. As you read, you are taken on a thrill ride of adventure, with twists and turns that make the book impossible to put down.
The characters are well-written. I particularly like Petrosky’s partner. She’s snarky and deals with his gruff exterior expertly.

I can’t say too much more without jeopardizing the reading experience for everyone. Just know that you won’t be disappointed when you go on this reading adventure.

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Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Naomi McDonald

Rule The Larussio Legacy (#1)Rule The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rule is the first book in the Larussio Legacy series. While this book is the beginning of a new series, it does mention characters from related series. You don’t have to read the others to pick up on what is going on, but it would be helpful to so that you get a better foundation for the characters that are carrying over.

Rule is full of suspense, intrigue, danger, and of course, steamy romance. I don’t want to give away the story so I won’t say too much more, only that you need to read it to find out how the twists and turns play out! This book makes for a great break from reality for a bit.

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Amy’s Santa (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Naomi McDonald

Amy's Santa (Satan's Devils MC Second Generation #1)Amy’s Santa by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy’s Santa is the first book in the Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation series. You can read this story as a standalone, however you’ll feel more connected to the characters if you’ve read books in the previous Satan’s Devils series.

If you are sensitive to descriptions of violence in general, and/or violence against women, you’ll want to read with caution.

I always love to see what this author is going to do with the characters. She tells a great story with real-to-life elements, which make you feel like you are immersed in their experience. I won’t give away the story too much. I’ll say that I felt for Amy. It’s devastating when your trust is violated. I also felt bad for Xander. I mean, I get it, but also……sad. On a lighter note, the Santa hat cracked me up.

Overall, this was a great read. There were light and dark elements that kept the story balanced and entertaining. I’m not big on holiday themed books, but this one was an excellent choice.

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Misplaced (Joined Book Two) by Mara Gan – Review by Naomi McDonald

Misplaced: Joined: Book TwoMisplaced: Joined: Book Two by Mara Gan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misplaced is the second book in the Joined series. At first it doesn’t seem like you’d need to read the first one in order to really keep up with this book. It’s like a standalone through most of it. I’d read the first one just to be safe though.

I liked the world building and there are a lot of colorful characters. There are places where the story is slow moving, but overall it is a pretty smooth read. I also liked that, while this is fiction, there are some historical elements mixed in. I can’t put my finger on it, but the whole time I was reading the story I kept feeling like something was missing. Still, the overall reading experience was good.

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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars (Book 2) by C. L. Schneider – Review by Naomi McDonald

Magic-Scars (The Crown of Stones, #2)Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars is the second book in The Crown of Stones series. It picks up two years after the events of book one.

I have to say that I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this one holds up to the rest of them. The world building is superb. And, while it can slow the story down a bit sometimes, I love the attention to detail. When you are reading this story, you get lost in the adventure and feel like you are living alongside the characters.

This is definitely a page turner. You will find yourself losing sleep just to find out what happens next as the story takes you on an emotional roller coaster full of twists and turns.

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A Song to Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella (Mystifying Music Book 3) by Carrie Pulkinen – Review by Naomi McDonald

A Song to Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella (Mystifying Music Book 3)A Song to Remember: A Crescent City Wolf Pack Novella by Carrie Pulkinen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Song to Remember is a novella set in the Crescent City Wolf Pack series but you can read it as a standalone. It is a quick but enjoyable read.
This story gets straight to the action and doesn’t stop. I love how this author can tell such a vivid story even with this not being a full-length novel. A Song to Remember gives you some emotional moments mixed in with the danger and suspense.
Overall, a fun, romantic read. This novella is a great supplement to the series. If you haven’t read the other books, you really should!

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Testament of Feats: Book of Judgement Book One by K.H. Jones – Review by Naomi McDonald

Testament of Feats: Book of Judgment,Testament of Feats: Book of Judgment, by K.H. Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read by this author so I had no idea what to expect. I found this book to be a bit dense. In other words, this isn’t something you can pick up to read on a 30-minute lunch break. There is a lot to unpack so you want to take your time to absorb it. It definitely isn’t your typical Fantasy novel. I’d say it has a LOTR feel in the attention to detail and sense of adventure.

The world building in this book is excellent. You feel like you are in the story with the characters. And the characters have a lot of depth to explore. My advice is to take your time with this story so you can fully appreciate the artistry of the work. You aren’t going to want to put it down. EPIC READ!

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