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Broken by Love (The Full Circle Series) by MJ Masucci – Review by Kerry Carr

Broken by LoveBroken by Love by M.J. Masucci
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an lovely story about how we can be hurt by someone we love but that we can forgive and learn to love again.

Alexa has finally got her dream job but little does she realise her new boss is her ex, JC who broke her heart when he left her and ended their engagement. Since that time she has moved on and let another man into her heart and is marrying him.

Noah is so far from what JC was like that Alexa knows her heart is safe with him or so she thinks.

This story is a rollercoaster of emotions as trust is lost and gain and love is lost and returned. People can surprise you and heartache can heal to become love.

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Anantha Rusum

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book caught me by a pleasant surprise. I did know that it had a dark twist to the fairy tales, so I assumed it to be more in the lines of the movie Snow white or Maleficent, where the plot is given a dark twist and the characters are made more intense. I was prepared to see Little Red Riding hood taking on the wolves bare handed or may be turn evil trying to kill her own grandmother and the good wolf comes to the old lady’s rescue. But what I did not expect is that this book is actually a series of unique fairy tales with a slightly dark twist. The novelty of the stories took me by surprise. There are witches, wolves, ravens, unicorns, knights and princes, each of them unique, though you can remotely relate them to some fairy tale characters you knew. This book is a real gem with some brilliant authentic fairy tales. There is no grandeur, but a dash of authenticity and simplicity in them which makes it so endearing.

A girl tending to a farm is actually a beautiful witch suppressed by her step mother, a fair queen seeks justice from her evil husband, the fierce king with an aid of a beautiful horse which talks to her, and a faithful knight who believes in her. A witch teaches a vain prince few good principles in life in her own way.

The book is mainly set in the regency era, except one story which is set in the more modern timeframe. The settings change from a farm to deep woods to a quaint town to a city so deftly that the reader is unaware of the switch from the fairy tale to the modern world. The characters do have a dash of “wickedness” and “darkness” in them, but when I finished one story to move on to another, I always did with a smile and content of a reader who’s just relished a good “dark” fairy tale.

I loved this book and would whole heartedly recommend to anyone to read. Kudos to the author and looking forward for more!!

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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This box set brings together the first three books in Mark Nolan’s Jake Wolfe series – Dead Lawyers Don’t Lie, Vigilante Assassin and Killer Lawyer. The books are real page turners that keep you on the edge of your seat as Wolfe gets himself in and out of trouble trying to ensure justice is served.
I particularly like that the stories switch between various viewpoints, including the “bad guys”. This removes some of the mystery but also fleshes out those characters and their motivations. It also increases the tension when you know what they’re planning to do and have to wait and see if Wolfe is able to stop them in time.
Cody is one of my favourite characters – a retired military dog who Wolfe adopts after Cody’s previous owner dies. As a former dog handler, Wolfe has a special connection with Cody and the pair make a great team!
For me, this is a five-star collection. It’s great having the three books together so you don’t have to wait before starting the next (well, until you need book 4…). The books are fairly long, so this would be good to bring on a holiday where you need plenty of reading material to keep you going. I’d recommend it to fans of action and crime books who like dogs and heroes who aren’t afraid of bending the rules.

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Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Anastasia Dodson

Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1)Mountains Wanted by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author had become one of my favs and I never hesitate to pick up one of her new books because I know it will be good. She had a way of pulling me in because her writing skills are great and the stories/characters keep me coming back for more. This book is no different. I was flipping page after page wanting to know more about Sarah and James. They had one heck of a story and I loved every minute of it. I am looking forward to reading more by this author and I would recommend this to any romance lovers!
Happy Reading!

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Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin – Review by Angela Hayes

Scoring Chance : A Mile High Miners NovellaScoring Chance : A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin is a great little quick and easy read. This is my first read from Lane Martin, but it definitely won’t be the last. I really didn’t know what to expect going into the story, but thought the blurb looked interesting and took a chance. This is a contemporary sports romance. The series focuses on the Mile High Miners Hockey team, and in this book we follow Rhett Crawford, who is one of the goalies for the team. His life takes an interesting turn when he meets Eden Snow. But she’s the forbidden fruit he isn’t supposed to taste. The live-in Nanny for his team captain. Nothing tastes quite as sweet as forbidden fruit, right? So get set as the sparks fly.
A great read, and I am looking forward to more from the Mile High Miners, and Ms. Martin!

Thank you, Lane Martin!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I always love reading fairy tales and I especially love reading reimagined favorites. Nash does a beautiful job holding true to favorite themes and weaving in threads of fantasy. The imagery was vivid and the stories were simply magical. I get transported into each tale and enjoyed reading this book immensely!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series Book 1) by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series, #1)In Other Words by Pamela Q. Fernandes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
In Other Words (Boothbay Harbor Series Book 1) by Pamela Q. Fernandes
In Other Words is the first book in The Boothbay Harbor series. I loved this book .There were parts my emotions were all over the place and some parts I was just shaking my head . Trish is a pianist and has just been betrayed by her boyfriend of three years. The worst part is it’s with her manager. Michael is a local chef and he loves to cook. Both of them have some issues that go back to their childhoods. Can these two have a future together? Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.

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The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar – Review by Heather Lovelace

The Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart isThe Sister Pact: Home is Where The Heart is by Jacquie Biggar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Real characters plus authentic emotion equals a fantastic book. This story was one I immediately connected to. I was invested in the characters and plot from page one and simply devoured the book as quickly as I could. I haven’t read anything by Biggar before but certainly look forward to reading more from her. A fantastic book that I highly recommend!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytalesThe Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Wicked Wolves of Windsor: and other fairytales by Byrd Nash is a delightful collection of fairytales in a Grimm style of storytelling. These are not Disney versions of tales, but original stories ranging from Medieval times to modern-day settings. I honestly do not normally grab short stories but the title and premise intrigued me. I always loved Grimm’s when I was young and this is in the same vein but modernized. The stories are vivid and fun while still having the layer of being precautionary to the reader. I am really glad to have grabbed this book and will be looking for more from Byrd Nash in the future.

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Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2) by Lisa Lanay – Review by Kayla Interdonato

Taming Zane (Almost Perfect Series Book 2)Taming Zane by Lisa Lanay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Taming Zane by Lisa Lanay is the second book in the Almost Perfect Series. This book was a wonderful, loving, humorous book to read. The author did an amazing job captivating the audience right from the first chapter. This story gave me all the warm and fuzzy feelings that I couldn’t put it down. The connection between the two main characters Shannon and Zane was amazing. Who wouldn’t want a handsome doctor to take care of them 😉 I will definitely be looking for another story by this author!

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