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Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3) by Virginia Wine – Review by Robin Rankin

Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3)Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine is the third book in the Surviving Series. This book started with a twist and the suspense and mystery kept me guessing.

I loved Jordan! She is a strong woman who was fortunate enough to not have to deal with men who don’t think she’s worthy of her position.

Ben is a great and honorable guy. He deserves to be happy after all of the emotional torture he has put himself through.This has been an amazing series to read and I highly recommend it.

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Caught In Cross Seas (Caught Series Book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Robin Rankin

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caught in the Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott is the first book in the Caught Series. I was drawn in at the very beginning and hated to finish it only because I enjoyed it so much.

Harlie has an incredibly giving heart and she tugged at my heart in the first chapter and didn’t let go. Her work to give back to people who are in such dire need me makes me want to do more. She has her demons but don’t we all.

Clay also has an amazing heart and demons. He hasn’t let his fame effect who he is as a person and it has actually made him able to do more.

As a child of an addict I was able to connect with some of the feelings Harlie had buried deep. As much as we don’t want to admit it the actions of our parents both positive and negative impact us.

Great book! Can’t wait to get to the next in the series.

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A Christmas Wish (A Manhattan Dream) by Engy Neville – Review by Robin Rankin

A Christmas WishA Christmas Wish by Engy Neville
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Christmas Wish by Engy Neville was a sweet story with real life moments thrown in just to hook you a little more.

Amy was a little too hippie for me. What kind of person willing gives up coffee? Someone obviously not in their right mind. But seriously, Amy moves across the country and fully embraced the out with the old, in with the new mentality which I applaud except for the coffee. The new includes a new job (her dream job), new friends and a man. She is totally in love with her New York life including the winters (again questioning her sanity) and all that comes with them.

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Ms. Neville and I did enjoy it. I will keep my eye out for her in the future.

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Player (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela DuMond – Review by Robin Rankin

Player (21st Century Courtesan #1)Player by Pamela DuMond
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Player by Pamela DuMond left me wanting more. This is a cliffhanger and I’m usually too impatient to wait for the next book. I’m ready for the next book in the series but I knew going in what I was in for.

Evelyn has so many big heavy thing put on her shoulders at such a young age. With bills piling up she did what she had to do to keep her head above water. In my younger years I would have judged someone for doing what Evelyn did. But with age comes wisdom and I get it now.

I’m curious to see where this adventure takes us. What’s going to happen? Is she going to find love? Happiness? I certainly hope so.

If you’re on the fence about reading this book just do it.

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Written in the Stars (Fallen Eagles MC Series Book 2) by T. Birmingham – Review by Robin Rankin

Written in the Stars (Fallen Eagles MC Book 2)Written in the Stars by T. Birmingham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Written in the Stars by T. Birmingham is the second book in the Fallen Eagles MC series. This book was so much more than I was expecting.

Winter and Davis are amazing together and were even before they were together. They seemed like two pieces of a whole and they worked for me.

Winter reminded me a bit of my younger daughter. She is sarcastic and hard to connect with emotional when she is feeling out of control. I think we all do it to some extent but Winter makes it an art.

Davis is truly a hero. After serving our Country and sacrificing so much during that time and getting hurt both physically and mentally. He didn’t allow any bitterness and anger change him for the worse.

I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this book and enjoying this series. It’s definitely not the typical MC series or least not like the ones I’ve read in the past and I like it.

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Surviving the Storm (Surviving Series Book 2) by Virginia Wine – Review by Robin Rankin

Surviving the Storm (Surviving Series Book 2)Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving the Storm by Virginia Wine is the second book in the Surviving Series and I think it may be my favorite so far. Alex was very appealing in the first book. In this book it his appeal is multiplied a hundred times.

Alex has a giant chip on his shoulder and we learn why it’s there. Horrible childhood memories have a horrible way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. I love Alex’s relationship with his brother Ben. Ms. Wine captured the brother relationship so well.

Madison is an amazing woman and I’m so glad Theo found her and brought her into his life. She really impressed me and wish more young woman were like her. She seems to love with her whole heart and will do anything for those she loves.

This is a great series so far and looking forward to the next book.

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The Way You Are (Carolina Connections Book 5) by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Robin Rankin

The Way You Are (The Carolina Connections, #5)The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Way You Are by Sylvie Stewart is the fifth book in the Carolina Connections series. I loved this book for so many different reasons. First I loved Tambo, Liv’s dog. He made me smile every time.

Second I loved Brett, he wasn’t the stereotypical leading male character. He wasn’t a giant who’s muscles had muscles. What he was is a caring man who knows how to treat a woman. Any Mom would be proud to have him date their daughter.

Liv was funny and a proud baseball fan (Go Cubs!) who doesn’t allow anyone to intimidate her, well almost anyone.

It was great catching up with everyone and seeing where they are now in their relationships. I hope the next book comes out soon.

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Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Robin Rankin

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm by Gwyn McNamee is the fourth book in the Hawke Family series. If you haven’t read any of this amazing series you need to stop here and go get the first book and get hooked.

Storm reminded me of a phoenix rising from the ashes from the moment I started reading this book. Storm is having to learn how to live a new normal but thankfully she’s not alone. Her family is amazing through it all. I think I was crying or fighting tears through most of this book, made me think of a friend who is two months into this exact same journey.

There are so many raw emotional moments from the beginning to the end. I have loved this series from word one but there was something about this book that grabbed me.

I’m not ready to say bye to the Hawke’s and their life in New Orleans and will be waiting patiently for the next book to come out even if I have to wait a very long time which I hope I don’t.

Reviewed by @rlrankin

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Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boys, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes – Review by Robin Rankin

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance HeroesHeart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes by Nicole Morgan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heros is a collection of short stories by various authors.

Foxxy Christmas by Allyson R. Abbott wasn’t the typical romance/love at first sight story. Foxxy sees her hero one night while working. They meet face to face and he changes her life in the best possible way. This story wasn’t what I’ve come to expect from Ms. Abbott but I enjoyed it.

A Kiss Under A Blue Christmas Moon by Tamara Ferguson was a sweet story about second chances, not just for Mia and Noah though. I have read several books in this series, there are brief appearances from characters we know as well as some new ones.

Great Anthology and would recommend it.

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A Terrible Beauty (Fallen Eagles Mc Series Book 1) by T. Birmingham – Review by Robin Rankin

A Terrible Beauty (Fallen Eagles MC Book 1)A Terrible Beauty by T. Birmingham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Terrible Beauty by T. Birmingham is the first book in the Fallen Eagles MC series. I was intrigued by this book after reading the synopsis. You don’t see a lot of MC’s with women as members but the Fallen Eagles has female members and not just to sit and look pretty which I really liked. I also liked that they are Veterans or at least the characters we have got to know in this book.

Kit isn’t the girl she used to be before her deployment. She saw some horrific things and experienced some major trauma but the only thing that has helped her keep it together is the Fallen Eagles and Lee, her childhood sweetheart.

The flashbacks were tough for me to read. It broke my heart to think that we had Soldiers who had similar experiences. I enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next book.

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