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Shattered Melody: A romantic suspense novella by Amy McKinley – Review by Robin Rankin

Shattered MelodyShattered Melody by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Shattered Melody is a stand alone novella by Amy McKinley though we there are some connections to the Grey Ghost series. I’m hoping this is a bridge between Grey Ghost and a new series. (Fingers crossed)

I liked Emma, but also felt so bad for her. She is still hurting after three years and deals with that pain the only way she knows how. She isolates herself with only her cat and music to keep her company.

I loved the little bit of suspense thrown in for good measure. Each book I read by Ms. McKinley makes me like her just a bit more.

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The Fisher Men X My Heart (The Fisher Men Book 1) by Rebel Nicks O’Dey – Review by Robin Rankin

The Fisher Men X My HeartThe Fisher Men X My Heart by Rebel Nicks O’Dey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fisher Men X My Heart: Book 1 by Rebel Nicks O’Dey had me from the very beginning. I read a lot and enjoy most of what I read, this book is one of the best books I have read in a while. Not sure what it was that caused such strong feelings but I loved this book.

Samantha grew up with the Fisher boys who lived next door. They went from being the hot boys next door to being her whole world one fateful night. Each one of the boys took care of her in a different way, but one had her heart.

I wasn’t sure which one of the brothers it was going to be for a while but I think she ended up with the right one. If only every girl had a Fisher family next door.

This is the first book I have read by this author, my only regret is not finding her sooner. I have already added her other books to my TBR list, now to find the time to move them up on the list.

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Robin Rankin

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie took me longer to read than expected, not because I didn’t enjoy it but because reading it seemed to bring a calming peace and I found myself wanting to nap while also making me think about what she was saying.

I don’t know which of the musings I liked the best, I enjoyed them all but I did like the reference to crocheting since that is something I do. It made me see it in a bit of a different light.

This is not the book to read if you’re in a hurry or looking for a quick read. This is a book to read at your own pace and savor each word and thought.

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Moves by John Michaels – Review by Robin Rankin

MovesMoves by John Michaels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Moves by John Michaels got me with the synopsis and refused to let me go. I knew I was going to like this book almost as soon as I started reading it, what I didnt know was how much I was going to like it. It exceeded all expectations.

There are lots of moving parts and people in this book, at first I was like, anothernew character? How many more will there be? But as I got deeper into the story I realized how important each and every one of them was.

Robert Jake is great but his daughter Rose was amazing, reminded me a lot of both of my girls. She was great at cutting the tension with a quick comment and made me laugh more than once.

This was a great suspenseful experience and I’m so glad I spent my time with these characters. I suggest you give it a read and keep an eye for more books by Mr. Michaels, I hope to see more from him in the future.

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The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin – Review by Robin Rankin

The Good NeighborsThe Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin is a suspenseful book and has you trying to figure out what’s going on until the very end. I know I was certainly trying to figure it out.

I will admit that I’m a little weird when it comes to my non romance books, I can’t do the psychological thriller/suspenseful books without it freaking me out. This had a little bit of the psychological but it wasn’t twisted like some I have tried reading.

Harper and Bryant’s relationship with the neighbors was an interesting one that’s for sure. Two young couples close to the same age should become friends, but it may not always be the best thing for any of the parties involved.

Ms. Modglin is a new to me author but I did see she has released some others. I fully intend to take a look and see if she can grab me once again, I hope she is successful.

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Children Of The Future by Jane Suen – Review by Robin Rankin

Children Of The FutureChildren Of The Future by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Children of the Future by Jane Suen, did not end the way I was expecting it to end. I gasped and had an aha moment at the exact same time.

Telly and Billy working together to find the kids was very sweet. Telly went above and beyond what you think a school bus driver would do, but then again it’s a small town and everyone knows everyone so it’s a bit different.

This is a fairly short story which seemed even shorter due to getting sucked into the story. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Robin Rankin

Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1)Behind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes by CS Duffy is the first book in the Stockholm Murders series. I love a good mystery every now and again to change things up and I’m glad this was the one I picked. There were twists and turns and it kept me guessing until the very end.

Ellie’s new life in Sweden ends up being so much more than she could have ever anticipated. She expected to get settled with her boyfriend Johan, meet people, find friends and get a job. That wasn’t exactly what happened. She discovers a bunch of random deaths and needs to know more.

I really had a hard time putting this book down, especially the last third of the book when the mystery really started to heat up and caused me to second guess myself several times.

I will be keeping up with this series, I’m already trying to figure out when I will be reading the second book. Ms. Duffy is a new to me author, but now that I have found her I plan on reading more.

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The Matchmaker’s Match (Man’s Best Friend Book 3) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Robin Rankin

The Matchmaker's Match (Man's Best Friend, #3)The Matchmaker’s Match by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Matchmaker’s Match is the third book in the Man’s Best Friend series by Nicole Flockton, I missed the first one in the series but since they can read as standalones it didnt cause any problems with me keeping up with the story line.

I love the human characters but the dogs always sucker me in and I end up loving them so much. Buster made me smile every single time, even during less happy parts.

Linc may be my latest book boyfriend, he melted my heart every chance he got by being the ideal man or at least in my eyes.

Meredith may not have had the best childhood but her life was far from the worse. I have ever read about. The way she is with Buster was so sweet and it made me like her that much more.

Great story which I enjoyed every moment of. Looking forward to seeing another book in this series and meeting another dog.

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Too Hot to Handle (The Catch Series Book 3) by Avery Scott – Review by Robin Rankin

Too Hot to Handle (The Catch, Book 3)Too Hot to Handle by Avery Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Too Hot to Handle by Avery Scott is the third book in the Catch series. I wasn’t sure what to expect since this is the first book in the series I’ve read. I discovered that each of these books can be read as a standalone, though the previous book is referenced.

Tony, oh what can I say about Tony? He is an amazing guy, very sweet but not looking for a relationship. Oh and he’s a firefighter. Sigh…..

Georgia is a hot mess but as you get to know her you discover why that is. She puts up with a lot more from family than she should. I would definitely do things a bit different if I were her.

I got the impression that this may be the last book in the series but a girl can dream right?

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Robin Rankin

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return is the second book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw and I wasn’t sure I was going to like Raphaël and Adrien’s story but that changed quickly once I got a few pages into it.

As much as I love Raphaël, I think Adrien won my heart in this story. He has been hurt so many times by people, though I don’t think he would admit the pain to himself let alone someone else. But due to his fear he doesn’t see the people there who do care.

I loved Noah, he was a true friend to Adrien and proved that more than once. I could see myself being like Raphaël’s Mom if ever in that situation.

I hope to see more books by this Author for sure, but also in this series.

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