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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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Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers – Review by Nicole Noble

Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1
By Alexa Summers
4 Stars

I love to read all types of romance books. Paranormal, Erotica, Contemporary but I will admit that I have not fully dipped into the sports drama genre yet. So, I didn’t know what to expect from this story. But I will happily say that I was surprised and happy to have picked up this gem. Alexa Summers delivers a solid TOUCHDOWN (get the play on words, lol) with this book.

Lexi Driver loves being a sportscaster. I mean to hear Lexi tell it who wouldn’t? You get to be in the locker room with hot guys in all their glory. But being on top isn’t easy. Sportscasters have generally been men and making sure she stays on top Lexi does whatever it takes. Even if that means using a clip of backup quarterback Brett Brock accidental towel drop. Now Brett is asking for an apology. Too bad Lexi doesn’t feel like giving one!

Brett Brock can’t believe what happened! What slip and now the whole world has seen him in all his glory. Mistakes happen and the only thing that Brett wants is an apology from the stubborn reporter. But she doesn’t feel she should apologize. Can Brett show her the error of her ways? Or will Lexi’s stubbornness and drive sink both their careers?

Touchdown checked off a lot of boxes for this romance reader. I enjoyed the chemistry and romance buildup between the main characters. I enjoyed the quirkiness and sometimes comic relief provided by the secondary characters. Although the book seemed a little predictive, Ms. Summers was able to add enough meat in the book to keep it interesting and enjoyable. Highly entertaining interspersed with moments of drama, suspense and of course the steamy scenes make this a good read. I will be on the lookout for the next book in this series.

 

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My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1) by Necie Navone – Review by Nicole Noble

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Hidden Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 1)
By Necie Navone
5 Stars

Necie Navone spins a wonderful tale about coming of age in a crime family. My Hidden Life begins the tale of Alessandra, the Princess of the Canzano crime Family. Alessandra has always known that she would one day take over her family’s “business”. Although she was introduced at an early age to the violence that can be her family’s world, Alessandra tries her hardest to just be normal. Necie Navone grabs the reader from page 1 with this book and doesn’t let go until the end. I enjoyed the richness of the characters and following Alessandra on her journey. Ms. Navone paints a realistic and often brutal world but gives emotion and depth to her characters that make them jump off the page. I am looking forward to reading more from this fabulous author! Don’t wait! Pick up this awesomeness now!!

 

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Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Nicole Noble

Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3)Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3)
By K.L. Montgomery
5 Stars

WOW! Being a newcomer to K.L. Montgomery, I didn’t know what to expect in terms of her books. To say I was blown away is putting it mildly! The Romance in Rehoboth boxed set gives you the first 3 books in this amazing series.

From the awesomeness that is Fat Girl, the 1st book in the series, you’re introduced to Claire Sterling. Her life may not be what she thought it would be but she is determined to re-invent herself! The characters, flow, and story (although it was a bit of memoir read) all came together to give the reader so much. The self-deprecating humor and subject matter that K.L. Montgomery spin in this book kept me entertained until the very end.

Then on to book 2, The Flip! Another great read from K.L. Montgomery introduces you to Andrew and Sonnet. These two have been competing against each other since they were 8 years old. To find out that Andrew’s great aunt has passed and bequeathed her home to both of them. As they renovate the home they begin to see they are not the same people that they were. Sparks fly and the house may not be the only thing that gets fixed! The Flip was more a “traditional” romance and Ms. Montgomery continues with her positive body image theme! Thoroughly enjoyable!

The final book in this box set is Plot Twist and Ms. Montgomery keeps on giving us the GOOD!! Meric & Lindy headline this third installment. But don’t worry, Ms. Montgomery continues with characters from past books popping in and new characters falling in love hooking you in with this series! Meric & Lindy both have ideas of how this production is going to go. Too bad there’s always scene changes and plot twists with any production! This rom-com was super fun to read!

If you’re looking for fun, easy reads pick up this box set! K.L. Montgomery will snare you and keep you entertained with these great stories. Hilarity, romance, and fabulous stories are what you will find. I would highly recommend you add K.L. Montgomery to your favorite author list! Pick up this box set today and prepare to be entertained! You will love these books!!

 

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Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers Book 2) by Lee Kilraine – Review by Nicole Noble

Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers, #2)Give and Take by Lee Kilraine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers Book 2)
By Lee Kilraine
5 Stars

Lee Kilraine knocks it out of the park with this fab book! Give and Take is an opposites attract book. From her witty one-liners to the steamy romance. This book delivers it all!

Wyatt Thorne is the quiet brother. With his mother’s abandonment, Wyatt was severely traumatized and it took a lot for him to get back on track. He loves his job and the quiet rhythm it provides to steady his life. But a helping hand his brother delivers to Rhia shakes up his world more than he is comfortable with.

Rhia has a reputation for being reckless. And yes, when she was younger that was true. But she has grown up and now wants to prove that she has put that recklessness in her past. A helping hand from one of the owners of Six Brothers Construction is just what she needs to get her new business off the ground. But opposition in the form of Wyatt Thorne is not making it easy. His annoying ways make her want to do reckless things. Can Wyatt learn to appreciate the quirks and outspokenness of Rhia and see what she is hiding inside? Can Rhia get past Wyatt’s gruff exterior and help heal his wounds and show him that a little recklessness can be good for the soul?

I really enjoyed reading this book. The chemistry between the main characters was awesome. The witty banter and one-liners made for great reading. The sub-characters were also enjoyable and fun to get to know in this book. Ms. Kilraine gives us complex and well-rounded characters that make them easy to love. The book had a good pace and was very quick and easy to read. Although this is book 2 in this series, it can be read as a stand-alone. But with such wonderful characters, I will definitely be buying books 1 & 3! Highly enjoyable. I recommend everyone pick this up and add Ms. Kilraine to your favorite author’s list!

 

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The Boss (Fire’s Edge, #1) by Abigail Owen – Review by Nicole Noble

The Boss (Fire's Edge, #1)The Boss by Abigail Owen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss
By Abigail Owen
4 Stars

I know I’ve mentioned before that I love paranormal romances. Something about them just always sucks me in. But I have to say books about dragon shifters are high on my love to read list. The Boss by Abigail Owen totally fits that bill!

Finn Conleth is an enforcer dragon shifter. He has an iron set of rules that he lives by. He thought he had found his destined mate and when tragedy struck, Finn decided that his life as an enforcer would be enough and his team would be his family. He would never risk his heart again after it breaking before.

Delaney Hamilton’s life has been plagued. Where ever she lands destruction seems to follow and this latest tragedy is the last straw. Turning to a group of mysterious men who show up to help her she never expects to find someone who understands her pain. But Finn has vowed to never risk his heart again. Will he be able to keep that vow when someone else sets their sights on Delaney? Will Delaney be able to not only break through Finn’s shell but survive the process that will make her his mate?

Abigail Owen spins an enjoyable tale with the first book in this series. Finn and Delaney are both well-developed characters and the potential of the sub characters was great. Though the book was a bit choppy with some details, there was enough information for the reader to follow on. Hopefully, as the series progresses Ms. Owen will do a bit more world building. I enjoyed this book and felt that it kept a good pace and was easy to read. I am looking forward to more from Ms. Owen with this series. Can’t wait to see what comes next!

 

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