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The Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Nicole Noble

The Slip Series CollectionThe Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Slip Series Collection
By Gwyn McNamee
5 Stars

Looking for romance? Looking for laughs? Then this is a box set you HAVE to pick up! Gwyn McNamee has it locked down with The Slip Series Collection. Just the name of the collection should give you a hint! All the books in this series will take you on a hilarious journey.

From book 1, DickSlip, with its comedic banter between Rafe & Andy, Ms. McNamee ensnares the reader with great writing and all around good feelings. Although the story is not long you can’t help but be washed in positive energy and happiness while reading this book!

Onto book 2, NipSlip, which had me giggling as well as shedding a few tears! Ms. McNamee does a fantastic job of highlighting the ugliness behind the fashion curtains. The seriousness of the topic doesn’t detract from the story but enhances it. Fun-loving sassy characters, witty dialogue and crafty writing skills combine for a funny well-written story that you can’t help but love!

Rounding out this collection is book 3, Beaver Blunder. Holy hell, the name alone for this fantastic book!! Just like in books one & two, Ms. McNamee intersperses humor with a serious topic and knocks it out of the park.

Ms. McNamee doesn’t shy away from social blunders and how they can affect not only our self-esteem but our lives. Doing this with lots of laughter and even some tears, the emotions from these books abounds. Ms. McNamee is the best at crafting a story that will interest the reader, characters that you can’t help but love, humor that will have you doubled over with laughter and substance that will make these books a favorite for every reader. If you’ve never read Gwyn McNamee you are MISSING OUT!! Do yourself a favor and pick up this box set today!!

 

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Wish I Had A Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series, #2) by J. D. Boudreaux – Review by Nicole Noble

Wish I Had a Nickel (The Sand Dollar Series Book 2)Wish I Had a Nickel by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wish I Had a Nickel
By J D Boudreaux
5 Stars

Wish I Had a Nickel is the second book in The Sand Dollar Series by J D Boudreaux. A heartwarming story for sure. A story that you can get lost in with great characters that you will come to love. Ms. Boudreaux has captured my interest and heart with this series.

Alex & Leigh have always been inseparable. Growing up it was natural to see one with the other. But when Leigh’s family moves out of state, the distance and separation cause them to drift apart. Fast forward 30 years and Alex & Leigh meet again. After years of separation will they be able to use their old friendship to build a new romance?

Ms. Boudreaux does a wonderful job of bringing the reader into the story from page 1. Watching Alex & Leigh’s friendship grow, the reader can’t help but be enamored of what they have together. Ms. Boudreaux pulls lots of emotions from the reader and keeps the story at a great pace. Memorable sub-characters help to move the story and Alex & Leigh’s romance along. Along with the Alex & Leigh, the reader is reunited with Penny from Ms. Boudreaux’s first book in this series which is fantastic because the reader is able to understand more about the characters and their interactions with each other. I was happy to read there will be a 3rd book in this series so I can go back and visit with the wonderful characters. My only caveat to this review is read book 1 first. I know most often; authors will release books in series that can be read as “standalone”. This is not really the case here. To get the most out of this book the reader needs to read both books. You will love all the characters and fall in love with the story and author! I highly recommend this book and author as someone that needs to be on your TBR list!

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Penny For Your Thoughts (Sand Dollar Series, #1) by JD Boudreaux – Review by Nicole Noble

Penny For Your Thoughts (Sand Dollar Series Book 1)Penny For Your Thoughts by J.D. Boudreaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Penny For Your Thoughts: A Sweet Romance (Sand Dollar Series Book 1)
By J D Boudreaux
4 Stars

Penny for Your Thoughts is 1st book in the Sand Dollar Series for J D Boudreaux. A quaint southern romance This was a cute and totally enjoyable story with not only charming characters but with interesting secondary characters that capture your interest.

Penny is a planner. She has planned out her life and is taking the first step by getting a new job as a news reporter. She’s always been able to achieve success because of her determination but things aren’t going smoothly for her new start. Stranded on the side of the road Penny gets help from a passing motorist. But there seems to be more than meets the eye with this handsome Good Samaritan.

Alex thought he was your average good guy. So, when he spots a car stranded on the side of the road, he doesn’t hesitate to stop and assist the motorist. He’s not expecting this one act of kindness will irrevocably change his life. But isn’t that how fate works??

While I enjoyed reading this book, I was disappointed that there seemed to be items that were just left dangling. I don’t know if these will be addressed in the next book but I felt I was left with a lot of “what happened next” times during the book. The scenes Penny and Alex were priceless, I could have read more of those, for sure! This book has all some good feels, friendship, romance, and the story comes together nicely. Looking forward to having these characters pop up in future books.

 

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Not So Broken (Love Grows Series Book 1) by Renee Regent – Review by Nicole Noble

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series, # 1)Not So Broken by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not So Broken (Love Grows Series Book 1)
By Renee Regent
5 Stars

Who doesn’t love a story with a troubled hero and a feisty heroine?? Not So Broken by Renee Regent delivers this in spades with the first book in her Love Grows Series. A first-time reader of this author for me but I was pleased with a well-written story, great characters, making this book hard to put down.

Gibson has known tragedy. The guilt and remorse he feels have left him reeling and feeling unworthy of anybody’s trust and convinced that he will be alone forever. Yet an unexpected connection is made with the feisty Sacha and now it is his turn to convince her to give their budding romance a chance.

Sacha has pulled herself up from her bootstraps and forged a new life. Set on living her life the way she wants and achieving the goals she has set for herself. But fate has thrown a curveball at her and she is left wondering if she is ready for these new changes. She was convinced nothing would alter her new life path but will this unexpected relationship with Gibson change her thinking?

Ms. Regent pulls the reader in with these engaging characters. You can’t help but have deep feels for Gibson and cheer Sacha on her independence and strength. The chemistry and deep connection these two forge throughout the book only enhances the story. I truly enjoyed getting to know these characters and the story was fresh and enjoyable. I look forward to more books by Ms. Regent and highly recommend this book for your TBR list.

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Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires Book 1) by Ashley Bostock – Review by Nicole Noble

Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires #1)Nothing But Trouble by Ashley Bostock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires Book 1)
By Ashley Bostock
4 Stars

Nothing But Trouble is the first book in the Irresistible Billionaires series by Ashley Bostock and the first time for me reading this author. A sweet romance with engaging characters, this first book has an easy flow that keeps the reader turning page after page.

Michael Vilander is sitting on top of the world. At least the business world. With his highly successful business of matchmaking, you would think it would be easy for Michael to get dates. Especially to the Valentine’s Day charity ball that happens every year. But with no date around and time ticking down, what’s a guy to do but use his own company to find a date??

Sophia Baldwin has put her life on hold. Caring for her ailing grandmother and dreams of attending college to get her nursing degree mean that she doesn’t have time to date the “normal way”. Color her surprised though when chatting with one of the matches on the dating website she signed up for lands her a date to one of the poshest events in Denver. She never dreams she’d meet Michael and she certainly never dreamed of what would happen next. Can these two overcome obstacles and mistakes to find their happily ever after??

Ms. Bostock writes a wonderful story that makes reading this book fun and enjoyable. With a witty writing style, good characters and some good sub-characters, Ms. Bostock turns out a sweet romance that is easy to read.

 

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F*cking Frank (Smirk Series Book 1) By Jen Luerssen – Review by Nicole Noble

F*cking Frank (Smirk Series Book 1)F*cking Frank by Jen Luerssen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

F*cking Frank (Smirk Series Book 1)
By Jen Luerssen
5 Stars

With a title like F*cking Frank I was expecting something good. What I got was so much more. From the uniqueness of the story being told from Frank’s POV to the interaction between him and Mikey, this book had it all. Colorful banter and steamy scenes between the two main characters only enhance the book. The flow of the story is easy and engaging. Emotions cross the gamut so be prepared for the roller coaster. And Jen Luerssen doesn’t stop there! The blurb only gives you a peek of what this book could be but trust me it is just the tip of the iceberg. And when you have sunk into like the Titanic, you will not come up for air until the end! As a first-time reader for this author I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the writing style. I will definitely be looking for more from this author and am intrigued to see what comes next in this series!

 

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Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1) by Janice M. Whiteaker – Review by Nicole Noble

Ring Tru (Thick as Theives Book 1)Ring Tru by Janice M. Whiteaker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ring Tru (Thick as Thieves Book 1)
By Janice M. Whiteaker
4 Stars

Ring Tru was a unique read for me. A romantic suspense book where the characters were just a bit shady. From the start, I was engrossed and yearning to find out more about the characters. From Tru, the heroine trying to go straight to Will the criminal who let her go for her own protection, you can’t help but love them!

Tru has always done what she needed to survive. But now she is ready to turn over a new leaf and go legit. She only has one more job than she can retire and move on with her life. But dealing with Will, her ex-husband is not what she wants or needs right now. Too bad Will isn’t willing to just let her go.

Will regretted walking away from his ex-wife Tru. But to protect her and get her out of the criminal life he did what needed to be done. He’s changed his spots (sort-of) and now has Tru back in his life and he’s keeping her there. Will they be able to overcome their past and work together to finish the job? Or will outside forces push them past their limits?

Well written, Ms. Whiteaker engages the reader with lots of action and suspense in this book. Fun characters that you identify with help make the book a smooth read. For a first-time author, I was very happy and enjoyed reading this book immensely. I would definitely recommend this author and book. I look forward to the next book in this series.

 

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Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3) by Desiree Lafawn – Review by Nicole Noble

Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3)Jesse by Desiree Lafawn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jesse (Glass City Hearts Book 3)
By Desiree Lafawn
5 Stars

Jesse is the third book in the Glass City Hearts series by Desiree Lafawn. I am not sure how Ms. Lafawn manages to outdo the last book but she definitely did it with Jesse. I will admit that he is AWESOME and the hotness and sultry vibe still roles on in book 3.

Jesse had different plans for his life but with family and loyalty being what he was taught growing up he finds that it’s not something he can ignore. So life finds him tending bar and giving up on his dreams.

Harlow Jones is not your usual girl. With a knack for fixing anything mechanical and a whiz at the computer, she knows she’s different. To better her life and that of her son Harlow just needs to land this job at Glass City. What she wasn’t expecting were the complications that come with meeting Jesse.

Ms. Lafawn has captured my interest with the unique flow of her writing. From the bevy of old characters that we get to re-visit to finally being able to have the ending to Jesse’s story the reader is taken for an emotional ride that will have you laughing (and maybe wanting to relocate to a new living area) and crying as these two characters learn about themselves and each other. This book is extremely well written and will keep you entertained from the first page to the last. I can’t wait to dive into the next book in the series!

 

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My Tragic Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 2) by Necie Navone – Review by Nicole Noble

My Tragic Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 2)My Tragic Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Tragic Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 2)
By Necie Navone
5 Stars

My Tragic Life is the 2nd book in the My Life Series for Necie Navone. If you have not picked up anything by this author yet, you are missing out. Necie Navone’s writing is wonderful. Her depiction of the characters very realistic. With this book, Ms. Navone carries on with the tale of Alessandra and how she is fairing with the fact that she will be the boss of a crime family when her father passes away. The attention to detail and interaction with the other characters only enhance the richness of this book. The flow and emotions brought out by the writer in this book make it enjoyable to read and addicting. I did not want to put the book down! I cannot wait to catch up with this family in the next book!

 

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Say When (A Cedarville Novel Book 9) by Bree Kraemer – Review by Nicole Noble

Say When (A Cedarville Novel Book 9)Say When by Bree Kraemer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Say When (A Cedarville Novel Book 9)
By Bree Kraemer
5 Stars

Jumping into a book mid-series is always tricky. Although most books can be read as stand-alone you always get a sense that you’re missing something by not reading the other books in the series. This is not the case with Say When by Bree Kraemer. Ms. Kraemer does such a fabulous job painting the town of Cedarville and re/introducing her characters that you feel like you missed nothing. And the wonderful story of Dani & Patrick was just the icing on the cake!

Dani has always been shy and introverted. Her only outlet has been her baking. But Dani has dreams to one day open her own bakery. The only thing holding her back is her fear. Her best friend’s older brother Patrick thinks he can help Dani finally attain her dream.

Patrick loves getting the baked treats at Dockside. They are the best part of his day. He finally gets to meet the person behind the deliciousness and realizes that she happens to be his little sister’s best friend. Patrick soon realizes that Dani is just as sweet as her creations but something is holding her back. Can he entice Dani out of her shell and help her realize that life can be just as sweet?

This book was so charmingly sweet. The town, the people, the atmosphere were great. Ms. Kraemer painted such a vivid picture of her world, that I would have asked my husband if we could go visit! The story was well paced and flowed very nicely. I truly enjoyed this book so much that I am now going back and reading from the beginning! I can’t wait to get to Dani & Patrick’s story again but I am looking forward to meeting everyone else along the way!!

 

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