Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure – Review by Robin Rankin

Credence WoodsCredence Woods by Alexandria Sure
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Credence Woods by Alexandria Sure had me from the very beginning. There was something about Kennedy that I connected with. But she is so much braver than I am. If I were ever able to get the weight off and down to my perfect weight I don’t think I could do what she did.

There was a surprise for me while reading it but as soon as I discovered it a lot fell into place with me. I don’t know if it was intended by the author or not but just in case it was, you will just need to read the book for yourself.

There were a few things this book was about, but I feel it was about Kennedy growing comfortable with who she is now, forgetting who she use to be and allowing herself to fall in love.

I think if I had a problem with anything it was that I felt it was maybe a little rushed at the end but other that I wouldn’t change a thing.

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Siren Call by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Robin Rankin

Siren CallSiren Call by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Siren Call by Phoebe Alexander is the third book in the Eastern Shore Swingers series. Again I’m blown away by Ms. Alexander’s writing. I’m experiencing a lot firsts with this series. This was my first F/F book, and she did it so well with such detail.

Jessie is a police officer in Ocean City who also a member at The Factory which is the local swingers club. She plays but with women only. She is fascinated by the mysterious blonde and wants to know everything about her.

Sirena has a lot of secrets and will do whatever it takes to keep them hidden. She loves to play, doesn’t matter who it is.

Both of these women have amazing stories and overcome quite a bit. The strength they have and don’t realize just blows me away.

I managed to read the first three books of this series in just four days and now I have to wait until the next book is released and I’m trying to be patient but it’s killing me.

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The Catch (Eastern Shore Swingers) Book 2 by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Robin Rankin

The CatchThe Catch by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Catch by Phoebe Alexander is the second book in the Eastern Shore Swingers series. I went on a huge binge reading this series and it’s amazing.

The story between Paisley and Calvin started off slow with lots of flirting between the two of them. But when they finally got together I wanted to cheer. They were just so good together and I wanted to see the happy.

Paisley was old enough to know that you have to communicate with people but she just wouldn’t do it. I wanted to shake her to try and get her to wake up. Her back story is shocking and sad but she managed to make something of herself in spite of it all.

Calvin is a good guy who was brought up by amazing parents. He was very open and honest with Paisley about who he was but he couldn’t get her to open up.

This was another hot and steamy read by Ms. Alexander. I cannot recommend this book and series enough.

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Fisher of Men (Eastern Shore Swingers) Book 1 by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Robin Rankin

Fisher of MenFisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fisher of Men by Phoebe Alexander is the first book in the Eastern Shore Swingers series. I have had this book in my TBR list and on my Kindle for quite a while. Finally got a chance to sit down to read it. My old regret is I hadn’t read it sooner.

The story between Leah and Cap was a lot hotter and more detailed than I was expecting and I don’t think I would have enjoyed the book as much if she had written any other way.

Leah has quite a good head on her shoulders for someone as young as she is. Definitely an older soul in a young body. And Cap sounds like a silver fox. He’s older and wiser than Leah, especially with his experience in the Swinging world.

I have read a lot of different sub groups in the Romance world, but I do believe this was my first foray into the swinging world. This book is not for one who gets uncomfortable during intimate or explicit scenes but I felt that the book was so well written that you can look past it.

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Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Robin Rankin

Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3)Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Romance in Rehoboth boxed set has the first three books in the series. I love this series for so many different reasons, but I think the biggest is the way I was able to connect and understand how the women felt, especially Lindy in the third book. There is so much positive body image and girl power for a lack of a better way to describe it. I felt better about myself and a bit empowered after reading.

The first book in the series is Fat Girl. This is the story that starts it all. Claire and Jack’s story was very realistic and refreshing. Claire starting over after a divorce and learning how to navigate the dating world which is incredibly different from the last time she dated.

The second book is The Flip and this is where we get to know Sonnet and Andrew. Sonnet is very brainy beautiful woman who gets reunited with her high school nemesis Andrew. They are forced to work together without killing one another.

The third and final book in this box set is Plot Twist. We meet Lindy and Meric while they are in a local theater production. Lindy is very self conscious and tries to hide in the background. She was the one I could relate with the most and think had the strongest feelings towards her. She was amazing! Meric is a great guy and exactly what Lindy needed.

I cannot recommend this set enough. Ms. Montgomery is on to something here and I am so glad I found her early on.

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Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers – Review by Robin Rankin

Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Touchdown is the first book in the Big Apple Series by Alexa Summers and holy cow it didnt take long for the first score.

Lexi Driver has the my dream job. A sports reporter with locker room access. She is a highly respected reporter with access to all of the players and all of it has been earned. Well it was until that fateful day.

Brett Brock is the backup quarterback who tends to stay in the background in the locker room. But he gets thrust into the limelight in one of the most embarrassing ways.

Their story is funny, hot, painful and entertaining. I loved every minute I spent reading this book and look forward the rest of this series.

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The Only One (Brothers of Camelot #1) by Necie Navone – Review by Robin Rankin

The Only One (Brothers of Camelot, #1)The Only One by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Only One is the first book in the Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone. It appears this is also the first book released. I’m so glad I was able to discover her early. If this first book is any indication I see her quickly becoming quite popular.

Drake Gregory-Fitzpatrick is the hit it and quit it kind of guy. He refuses to open his heart since it still belongs to his first love. He has his childhood band of brothers to spend time with and keep an eye out for one another. This group of twelve guys is an amazingly tight group of and have been for over twenty years.

Bella met Fitz when she was all of four years old. After time away from one another their paths cross only to discover how bumpy that path is.

I loved each one of the guys for different reasons. I think Hawkins is my favorite so far and I can’t wait to read his story but I’m just as excited about the other ten stories.

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Joker’s Fool (Satan’s Devils MC) by Manda Mellett – Review by Robin Rankin

Joker's Fool (Satan's Devils MC #8)Joker’s Fool by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joker’s Fool is the eighth book in the Satan’s Devils MC series by Manda Mellett. This is a m/m romance and was well written with what I can only assume are true issues when coming out. How I missed the first seven I don’t know but if I had to pick one to be introduced to this Motorcycle Club this was a great one. It can be read as a standalone thankfully but I’m interested in the stories of the others is this club.

Joker had a horrible and tragic childhood and carried the scars into adulthood. Those scars built a strong wall between Joker and everyone else until he gets to know Lady and very slowly he starts to allow Lady in.

I can’t imagine the struggle of not only realizing you are guy but accepting that you’re “different” and that some people may not like or accept you for that one reason.

I truly loved this book and I hope to get caught up on the series at point and look for new books in the future

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Self Love: A British tale of Woe and Wit by TL Clark – Review by Robin Rankin

Self LoveSelf Love by T.L. Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Self Love: A British Tale of Woe and Wit by TL Clark was not what I was expecting if you know what I mean and I’m actually glad it wasn’t.

Molly was a funny and wonderful woman who needed to learn her self worth. I could so relate to her and her issues with body image and not feeling like she was enough. Her experiences were interesting and some were amusing while there were a few that broke my heart.

Though I like the way it ended I could have seen this going in a much different direction for Molly.

I have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Ms. Clark before but this was a great introduction.

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Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers #2) by Lee Kilraine – Review by Robin Rankin

Give and Take (The Thorne Brothers, #2)Give and Take by Lee Kilraine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Give and Take by Lee Kilraine is the second book in the Thorne Brothers series and I love it. Rhia made me laugh and feel bad for her at the same time but there was just something about her that made me fall in love with her.

Wyatt is the quiet, brooding smart guy. He enjoys quiet and order and that is the last thing he gets once he meets Rhia.

I understood Rhia’s feeling of not fitting in with her family, like a black sheep though it’s not her fault. I wanted to scream and shake them all to try and get them to see what an amazing woman she is

I have not read anything by this author before which I regret. I will be keeping up with this series and other book by Lee Kilraine.

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