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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Randy Murphy

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think this is my favorite book in the series so far. Neve and Enya are very strong and dichotomous characters. Of course, they come with their own personal history that influences them. But just how they interact and contrast each other makes them a great pair and very interesting characters to read about. Her incessant chattering and his stoic silence are hilarious at times, especially as you hear their inner dialogue. When it gets to the hot steamy parts, the author continues to deliver in that area in a strong and unique fashion. The action adventure aspect will also leave you a little bit on the edge of your seat as they are caught in the middle of a battle they didn’t know was theirs.

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Deliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford – Review by Randall Murphy

Deliciously Sinful LiaisonsDeliciously Sinful Liaisons by L.M. Mountford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deliciously Sinful Liaisons is a collection of short erotic stories that has something for everyone. They range from dark and edgy to highly erotic with plenty of stops in between. This book introduces some other stories to find out more, but some of them are just short stories with highly erotic imaging and heat galore. Unless you are just plain vanilla and risk adverse, there is plenty in this book to get your mind working and your libido pumping.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Randall Murphy

Hidden TracksHidden Tracks by Zoe Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a definite read for musicians, music lovers, and rock groupies. Some might say that the author takes her time before getting into the action between the main characters. Others may say she is passionate about the world-building and introducing the characters before trying to build the chemistry. I would compare it to a good ballad – it slowly builds the scene before building the tempo. Regardless of whether you consider the details monotonous or interesting, once the plot starts deepening, it’ll be difficult to put the book down. It’s a wonderful story of overcoming the scars of the past and letting love heal.

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Falling For His Badass by Jessika Klide – Review by Randall Murphy

Falling For His BadassFalling For His Badass by Jessika Klide
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Falling For His Badass by Jessika Klide – Review by Randall Murphy
This book is a classic beautiful girl that thinks she’s not good enough and the badass Seal that proves to her that she is everything he wants. It’s a good story with a few twists and a couple of surprises. Other than a couple of scumbags that try to trap Lizzy in a 3-way groping on the dance floor with possible mal-intent, there’s no real arch-enemy or bad guy. It’s a happy ever after kind of story about a girl that has low self-esteem and has been used battling to believe she’s worthy of the lust in the badass’ glazed look. Characters are lively and realistic. It’s a really good story with pretty accurate characterizations of military culture.

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Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Randall Murphy

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia Book 2)Virtue & Vice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Virtue & Vice (Spicetopia #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Randall Murphy
The author continues the story of Cy and Jolie but with more flare and drama. It starts erotic and hot and continues the plot of working with Moon and Katja to develop the adult theme park. The chemistry is awesome between the characters and plenty of steam to keep you on edge. Even more than that I appreciate the way she develops the story and delves into the characters internal battles of emotion and desire. Both Katja and Jolie must face their fears and their own struggle to accept, even though they are very different situations. The story also shows how the men are connected to their women as they respond to the women’s emotional struggles. The two couples become even closer but not exactly in the way you first expect.

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Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Randall Murphy

Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1)Sugar & Spice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sugar & Spice (Spicetopia #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Randall Murphy

This book is full of interesting characters and plot lines. It’s “Undercover Boss” meets Harlequin Romance and “Exit to Eden” with a bit of standing up for employee rights. While that may sound convoluted and twisted, it’s actually pieced together in a way that grabs your interest and has you hoping the right decision is made by Cy and that Jolie forgives him. While this isn’t like most of the romances that I’ve read, it definitely was one that I enjoyed and found myself wondering what the next volume in the series would be about.

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Randall Murphy

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Randall Murphy
This book gives a wonderful Motorcycle Club series. If you haven’t read any of the Satan’s Devils series, you can still enjoy this book, but the other characters mentioned in the book will not be familiar to you. If you are already a fan, this is Skull and Melissa’s story. It gives some back story that occurs prior to book 3. It continues their story and allows you to see what they go through before they find their Happily Ever After. As always, the characters are wonderfully written and very real.

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To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Randall Murphy

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Series, #1)To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To Kill a Fae (The Dragon Portal Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Randall Murphy
This book is captivating with its intricate and diverse characters. The author does a wonderful job building the fantasy world and balancing several different personalities and different species of beings. The intrigue and gradual development of plot details and secrets ensures that the story is not predictable, and keeps you interested and reading to see what will happen next. It is truly a great introduction to a new world and a new series.

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

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: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #3) by Manda Mellett – Review by Randall Murphy
This book stands on its own but has characters best understood by reading the series in order. An enforcer is chosen from the mother chapter to help find the Colorado Prez find his new VP. But fate has other plans and the enforcer witnesses a hit and run that draws him into something bigger, romantically and dramatically. The characters continue to be ripe and authentic while still showing the various sides of what is perceived as a rough and hard-core group. The females are strong in their own rights and able to hold their own in the story. “Stevie,” the female lead, is written especially well. She’s easy to fall in love with and inspires others in the story and reading the story.

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Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 2) by Lexi C. Foss and J.R. Thorn – Review by Randall Murphy

Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two (Elemental Fae Academy #2)Elemental Fae Academy: Book Two by Lexi C. Foss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Elemental Fae Academy (Elemental Fae Academy Book 2) by Lexi C. Foss and J.R. Thorn – Review by Randall Murphy
The author continues an exciting story that is creative and energizing. The characters continue to be developed and grow as individuals as well as a unit. The more I read the more I enjoy this story, its characters and its odd romantic twist. It continues to inspire with its self-acceptance of the characters and their acceptance of the bonds that are forming. The story has plenty of romance, but continues to unravel the mystery and action of the larger plot.

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