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Unsettled Scores (DAG Team Series Book 2) by Kel O’Connor – Review by Robin Rankin

Unsettled Scores: Book 2 of the DAG Team SeriesUnsettled Scores: Book 2 of the DAG Team Series by Kel O’Connor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unsettled Scores: Book 2 of the DAG Team Series by Kel O’Connor

My only regret is I didn’t read the first book in this series before reading this one.  This book grabbed me from the very beginning and I couldn’t put it down.

Amy and Hugh work well together in personal life and in business and I really like them period.

There are so many little things about this story that make everything work, from the work relationships Amy has with her co-workers to the family relationships to how she interacts with new to her people.

I highly recommend this book.

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Home to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction Book 1) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Robin Rankin

Home to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction, #1)Home to the Outback by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Home to the Outback (Welcome to Bunya Junction Book 1) by Nicole Flockton

I was curious about this book since I have read other books by Ms. Flockton and enjoyed them.  Seeing it was set in Australia made me even more curious.

I’m so glad I took the time to read this book.  It started off sad but the mood changes as we get further along.  Ryan’s past catches up with him when he ends up in the small town her grew up in.  He has no idea what to expect when the unexpected happens.

I liked Sindy, but I don’t know if there was one thing that endeared me or if was just who she was.

I’m looking forward to the next book, I love catching up with old friends and learning more about my new ones.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Robin Rankin

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Way Out: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 1) by Amy McKinley

She did it again, she got me hooked from the very beginning and refused to let me go until the book was done.

I read this book in the car as we drove out of town, read it while I was at a book signing (taking a much needed break from peopling) and finished it instead of watching football.

I was instantly drawn to Matteo/Max, but not sure what it was.  Yeah the bad boys are hot but it wasn’t it.  Something about him spoke to me and I couldn’t learn enough about him.

Liliana is not someone you want to mess with and we got acquainted with the reasons pretty quick.

There are twists and turns, romance and of course suspense.   I have read several books by Ms. McKinley and have yet to be disappointed.   I don’t know if I will be patient while waiting for the next book to be released.

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Something Lost (Funerals and Weddings Series Book 1) by Bernadette Marie – Review by Robin Rankin

Something LostSomething Lost by Bernadette Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Something Lost (Funerals and Weddings Series Book 1) by Bernadette Marie

This is the second book by Ms. Marie I have had the pleasure of reading and I have no doubts that I will be reading more especially this series.

I read a lot of books and there are some that I read pretty quick while others not quite as fast.  This was one of the books I read pretty quick because I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen between Craig and Rachel and how it all went down.

I’m lucky to have a few friends from my high school years that I’m still close with and each time we get together it’s like no time has passed which is what I saw with Craig and his friends.

I throughly enjoyed this Book and can’t wait to read the next in this series.

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Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard – Review by Robin Rankin

Dire's ClubDire’s Club by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard

This is a book I was on the fence about since it is so differentfrom my normal read,  but decided to give it a try since I have read other books by Ms. Packard which I enjoyed and I’m so glad I did.

This book touched me in a way I was not expecting at all.  I never thought I could connect to characters I knew going in that were dying but I was able to connect with each of them even if it was in a small way.

This book was beautifully written about a subject that doesn’t get written about or discussed often.

Keep an open mind about this going in and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard – Review by Robin Rankin

Dire's ClubDire’s Club by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard

This is a book I was on the fence about since it is so differentfrom my normal read,  but decided to give it a try since I have read other books by Ms. Packard which I enjoyed and I’m so glad I did.

This book touched me in a way I was not expecting at all.  I never thought I could connect to characters I knew going in that were dying but I was able to connect with each of them even if it was in a small way.

This book was beautifully written about a subject that doesn’t get written about or discussed often.

Keep an open mind about this going in and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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So Close (Love Grows Series Book 4) by Renee Regent – Review by Robin Rankin

So Close (Love Grows #4)So Close by Renee Regent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So Close: A Best Friends To Enemies to Lovers Romance (Love Grows Series Book 4) by Renee Regent

Well, Ms. Regent has done it again.   She wrote a book I throughly enjoyed and had a hard time putting down.

Dahlia bugged me at first but once I learned the full story,  I think I fell in love just a little bit.   She hasn’t had the easiest few years but she has done an amazing job moving on and giving her son Beckett the best possible life.

Oh Levi, where do I start.  I’m a sucker for a Southern Gentleman and Levi is the epitome of that.  He is a good guy period, but the way he is with Beckett is heart melting.

I’m looking forward to the next book and catching up with everyone.

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Repair (Rescue Me Book 1) by Trish Williford – Review by Robin Rankin

RepairRepair by Trish Williford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Repair: An Everyday Heroes World Novel (The Everyday Heroes World) by Trish Williford

I don’t even know where to start when talking about this book.  I guess I should start by saying I loved this book.  Very beginning we meet Charlie and her older brother Jude and Jude’s best friend Trent who goes by Tank.  I have a huge soft spot for guys named Jude since that is my Grandson’s name so I had a good feeling from the start.

Charlie is an angel/hero by working as a nurse.  She is great at her job but needs a change.  She gets that and then some when she moves home.

Trent grew up with a giant chip on her shoulder due to his childhood and always felt he wasn’t worthy of anything.  I understood why he felt the way he did and wish I had the people in my life like Trent had.

I really had a hard time putting this book down to the point that I dropped my kindle on my face a few times trying to read just one more page.  I really hope we get stories for both Jude and the other brother Dane.

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Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC #1) AUDIO BOOK by Manda Mellett – Review by Robin Rankin

Turning Wheels: Satan’s Devils MC #1: A Blood Brothers Spinoff, Volume 1

Narrated by Logan McAllister and Sierra Kline

I discovered this series after several books were released.  I have had the pleasure of reading several since I found them but haven’t had a chance to go back and read some of the older books due to life.  When I saw that this book was released on Audiobook I got so excited and knew I would be listening to it immediately.

When I read I tend to hear the voices in my head as I’m reading.   Mr. McAllister and Ms. Kline did a great job in giving those characters I have come to love voices, some different then I imagined but I think they did a better job.

I’m so looking forward to the rest of this great series coming out as audiobooks and listening to each and every one.

HOLD ME FOREVER (HERON HARBOR Book 3) by LEA NOLAN – Review by Robin Rankin

Hold Me ForeverHold Me Forever by Lea Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hold Me Forever (Heron Harbor Book 3) by Lea Nolan

I loved this book.  Lark with her quirky artist vibe and Hunter with his straight laced Chief of Police persona just really did something for me.

I have not had the pleasure of reading the first two books but I will be fixing that soon.  It’s not necessary to read them first but I always love going back when I can to find out a series began and learn the cast of characters from the beginning and see them develop and evolve as the series progresses.

Lark spoke to me for some reason, we aren’t close in age and I’m not a holistic artist but I fell in love with her.

I loved so many things about this story that I can’t pick one.  The rehearsal dinner, the morning of the wedding and Lark’s drive onto the island are probably top three.

Ms. Nolan is a new to me author but aside from the first two of this series I will be looking at her other titles.

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