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A Second Chance (The Powder River Pack Series Book #1) by Brooke May – Review by Angela Hayes

A Second Chance (The Powder River Pack #1)A Second Chance by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A Second Chance is the first book in The Powder River Pack Series by Brooke May. It is a great paranormal romance, with second chances, werewolves, action, anger, bitterness, heartache, pain, passion, secrets, lies, trust issues, conflict, drama, and more.
Annabelle Daniels is a successful wildlife photographer whose work takes her all over the world. Annabelle loves what she does, she’s worked hard to get to where she is, especially being able to work alongside her best friend Spence. She is highly respected in her field and has built a great life. But there is a part of her that feels incomplete and lonely. She often thinks about her childhood home, the place she left with her mother, when her parents divorced years ago- leaving her heart behind in the process. She hasn’t been back since, but when she is called to take care of her dying fathers affairs, she has no choice but to venture back to the place that holds such painful memories.
Derek Sumerland is a werewolf who has a very painful past. His experiences have left him angry and bitter- a difficult man to be around. He lost his joy for life, now getting by day to day, but not really living. You see, Derek thought he’d found his mate for life, back when he was on 13 years-old. She was his everything, the light in his life. Then she up and left him, shattering his heart in the process. He is a broken man, haunted by dreams of the woman he loved. So, imagine his shock to see her walk into the bar where he works. What happens you ask? Well, you really should read all the exciting details for yourself!
I really enjoyed this story and reading Ms. Mays take of the shifter/werewolf lore. The characters are well developed, interesting, and endearing (except for the one we’re meant to hate)- I especially loved meeting Grandma Pearl, she added an extra element of fun to the story and pretty much stole any scene she was in.
The only real issue I had (and it is just my own preference I suppose) was with the repeated information at the beginning of each perspective transition/change over- going over some of the same information we’d just read, but from the other characters perspective. Apart from being frustrating, it just slowed down the flow for me. But this is somewhat of a minor issue and didn’t really detract too much from my overall enjoyment of the story.
I am really looking forward to reading all the other ‘pack’ members stories- starting with Alpha Mason, in the next book. Can’t wait!

Thank you, Ms. May!

 

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Distant Memory: She Remembered Everything (Solum Series Book #3) by Colleen S. Myers – Review by Angela Hayes

Distant MemoryDistant Memory by Colleen S. Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Distant Memory is the third book in the Solum series by Colleen S. Myers. It is a science fiction/fantasy story with action, adventure, aliens, magic, revenge, romance, conflict, friendship, suspense, emotion, and drama. This follows on from book #1 and #2, as the story continues from one book to another, so I really recommend reading the first two book before starting on this one- in order to have all the backstory, character information, and other relevant details, which will help you better appreciate this story.
This story has an intense, raw and gritty ‘race-against-time” component to it that really had me wondering how things would play out. It picks up where book two left off, and even though it was a little ‘slower’ to get going than the other two books, it is still a great read. There is some repetitive details and information which also made the story ‘lag’ at times.
As with the first book, the world building is excellent, with wonderful descriptions and details. The characters were well crafted, interesting and original- we catch up with characters we know, as well as meeting some new ones. The story was ‘tied up’ somewhat at the end, but I still have questions and things I want to know. I don’t know if there will be more books, but I certainly hope so.
Another great instalment in the series.
Looking forward to seeing what Ms. Myers does next!

Thank you, Ms. Myers!

 

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The Confectioner’s Coup (The Confectioner Chronicles Book #2) by Claire Luana – Review by Angela Hayes

The Confectioner's Coup (Confectioner Chronicles, #2)The Confectioner’s Coup by Claire Luana
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

The Confectioner’s Coup is the second book in The Confectioner Chronicles by Claire Luana. This book/series is an exceptionally good fantasy story, intricately woven with action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, humour, fun, heartache, tension, conflict, hostile enemies, disappearances, investigations, and a sprinkle of romance. I adore Ms. Luana’s books, and this series is no exception- so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and continue the story. To say I had high expectations would be an understatement, but I just knew Ms. Luana wouldn’t let me down- and she definitely didn’t.
The story is multi-faceted and incredibly detailed, with wonderful descriptions and masterful world-building bringing the whole story to life right before my eyes. The characters are so beautifully crafted- fully realised individuals who continue to develop and grow over the course of the story. Once again Ms. Luana proves her mastery of language and storytelling, bringing another fascinating and spellbinding story into ‘being’! I was so captivated by this wonderful story, that I read it all in one sitting- completely enthralled from beginning to end.
All I can say is WOW!
Bring on Book #3!

Thank you for creating this wonderful story/series Ms. Luana!

 

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Hope’s Decree (The Fated Book 1) by Angela McPherson – Review by Heather Lovelace

Hope's Decree (The Fated #1)Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Greek mythology and love and suspense wrapped into this lovely packaging – yes please! I love Greek mythology and loved how the author incorporated it into this story. Abbott wove a fantastic story, one that captivated me from beginning to end. This series is set up beautifully and I look forward to reading more.

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A Tangy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott – Review by Heather Lovelace

A Tangy Christmas KissA Tangy Christmas Kiss by Allyson R. Abbott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book from start to finish. This charming, quirky tale was engaging from the very first page. The characters were immediately relatable. Allyson Abbott is quickly becoming a must read author for me. Easy and fun, this book kept me entertained and engaged. It felt like a perfect read for the holidays. Definitely will recommend to others.

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Felicity Found (Rogue Series Book 6) Lara Ward Cosio – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Felicity Found (Rogue Series Book 6)Felicity Found by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Felicity Found( Rogue Series Book 6) Lara Ward Cosio is the sixth book in the Rogue Series and I think it’s the best yet,not that the others were any less than amazing. Who doesn’t like a story about RockStars?I would highly suggest if you haven’t read the other books in this series go back and read them you won’t be disappointed. I’ve truly enjoyed this entire series. This is one of those books that you are instantly pulled in and don’t come up for air till the end. In this book we get more Felicity and Conor.Felicity is a bit overwhelmed with a new baby and she feels like a failure not only as a wife but as a daughter as well.This story had my emotions all over the place. I highly recommend this book especially if you want to know what happens. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane – Review by Angela Hayes

Leaving Jackson WolfLeaving Jackson Wolf by P.A. Kane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Leaving Jackson Wolf by P.A Kane is a superb contemporary fiction story that really surprised me by how much I loved it. Not having read the author before, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but the blurb looked promising and a little different from what I have been reading of late, so I took a chance and dove in. I really am having trouble doing this brilliant book the justice that it deserves… The author really is an incredible storyteller, who took me on a journey that I won’t soon forget. This book contains a coming of age story, with a very strong friendship at the core of it all. The story also covers some social and political ‘issues’ that really added an extra element, and atmosphere, to the whole story. The plot is quite emotive- I really felt so much while following along on this story- my heart ached for the character/s at times.
It is the incredible characters, their connection- and their bond of friendship that is the true star of this novel. They bring this story to life, elevating it and setting it apart from others in the same genre. I cannot recommend this story enough!
I will definitely be reading more of Mr. Kane’s work from here on out!

Thank you, Mr. Kane!

 

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Once Upon a Romance by Alex Bailey – Review by Roxana Yoss

Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True, #1)Once Upon a Romance by Alex Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once Upon a Romance by Alex Bailey came as a surprise for me. This was my first book by this author, and I have to say that I absolutely loved everything about this book. It was such a sweet and endearing story with a beautiful theme. I fell in love with the characters, individuals that held and captivated my attention from the very beginning. The emotions that I experienced while reading this book were ones that I like to cherish the most, because it means that I’m experiencing the book just as the author planned for. This was definitely a 5 Star Book

Reviewed by @ryoss

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A Must for Christmas: A Darling Cove Novella by Deborah Garland – Review by Roxana Yoss

A Must for Christmas: A Darling Cove NovellaA Must for Christmas: A Darling Cove Novella by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I shouldn’t be surprised by Deborah Garland and her beautiful way with words. I have come to appreciate all that she has offered with her Darling Cove series, and A Must for Christmas definitely added to the beauty of the characters.

I loved going back and seeing both Faith and Greg, although their journey has been a little bit stressful. But, I’m glad and content with the way that she wrote this novella. This was a definite 4 Star Book for me.

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FELICITY FOUND A ROGUE SERIES book 6 EXTRA by LARA WARD COSIO – Review by Gail Guerrero

Felicity Found (Rogue Series Book 6)Felicity Found by Lara Ward Cosio
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

FELICITY FOUND A ROGUE SERIES book 6 EXTRA by LARA WARD COSIO

Four Stars

Felicity is every mom. She deals with the stress and struggle of single parenting even though she is in a committed relationship. It’s not always bad but there are days when we mom’s need a break. The story of Connor and Felicity is one of finding yourself and learning to give in. You have to know when to give and when to take. The spot light seems to be a hard life to live in. I couldn’t imagine going day to day someone speculating what my husband was doing or who. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The really came to life on the pages. I liked the way the author expressed the relationship struggles. It never seemed like Felicity was whining about her lot in life. Just that she knew she needed help and that she wished her husband was around more. I liked the moments in the past were we learned about the beginning of them.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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