What She Lost and Found by M.L Garcia – Review by Robin Rankin

What She Lost And FoundWhat She Lost And Found by M.L. Garcia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What She Lost and Found by M.L Garcia was a story that was hard to read at times only due to the subject matter. Ms. Garcia did a good job writing about a horrible and traumatic subject. This is one of the things about the book that actually left me without words. There is just no way to describe the agony Daniela dealt with for those years.

Daniela, a Senior at The University of Texas at Austin (Hook’em) hasn’t really lived her life until now. She slowly comes out of her shell and acts like someone her age inspite of all of the pain from her past.

So much happened in this book, most of it was great but there are also some very sad, tragic moments too. I loved seeing Daniela discover who she is and to find her happily ever after.

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Claimed (The Torzial Affair Book 3) by Via Mari – Review by Robin Rankin

CLAIMED (The Torzial Affair Book 3)CLAIMED by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed by Via Mari is third and final book in the Torzial Affair series. This is the second complete series have read by this author and haven’t been disappointed in anything. She developed a great alpha male as the lead while the lead female while submissive isn’t a push over by any stretch of the imagination.

Jenny has come so far since the garbage with Ty though the past isn’t quite done with her. She has been through so much and continues to impress.

Brian has done a lot of growing and changing through this series. The Brian in this book is opposite of the one we met in Chase and Katerina’s series.

There are a few people in the two series I would like to see have their very own series. Fingers crossed!

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Vortex by Kimberly Packard – Review by Robin Rankin

VortexVortex by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vortex by Kimberly Packard grabbed me from the start and still hasn’t let go. If you want romance you will have a little. If you want a story that has multiple layers to it then I highly recommend this book.

Elaina was stupid for doing some of the things she did. I don’t think she realized what she was doing part of the time due to the memories taking over which was extremely dangerous in the middle of a tornado with other people around.

Seth is a really good guy who had one bad thing happen to him at the worse possible time. He’s trying to redeem himself and ends up chasing tornadoes in the middle of the Country.

I loved everything about Elaina’s dog, including his clever name. He would make me smile every time. There were some tears shed, moments of anger, sadness, fear and of course happiness. I don’t understand why people would put themselves in that kind of danger. My husband used to talk about wanting to go storm chasing and even though I would never stop him I wouldn’t encourage it either.

This book was worth every second I spent reading it.

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Luke: The McKades of Texas Book 3 by Kimberly Lewis – Review by Robin Rankin

Luke (The McKades of Texas, #3)Luke by Kimberly Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Luke by Kimberly Lewis is the third book in The McKades of Texas series. I ended up going with the audiobooks which was narrated by Tiffany Williams.

If you haven’t listened to an audiobook before having the right narrator is extremely important. If it’s the wrong narrator then it could end up making a well written book not as enjoyable which has happened to me in the past. I’m very happy to say that this was not the case this time.

Karlie comes home after she graduates from college and one of the first people she runs into is Luke. They have known each other all their lives, he sees her as a little sister, she sees him with hearts in her eyes. Their story is very sweet and I enjoyed reading it.

Tiffany William’s did a great job bringing each one of the characters their own personality. She had the Texas drawl down and I liked that like here in Texas not everyone has a thick accent.

I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Lewis and find more audiobooks narrated by Ms. Williams.

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The Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Robin Rankin

The Slip Series CollectionThe Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Slip Series Collection by Gwyn McNamee is a hilarious set of three books. I can’t remember laughing out loud more while reading any other books. The situations and how everything went down were a perfect formula.

Dickslip is the first of thr series and I think it was my favorite. So often it’s the woman who have the wardrobe malfunctions but this time it was the guy. Evidently everyone there got an eye full. Rafe’s career as a children’s TV host ends up being in jeopardy. Great read.

Nipslip is the second and it was as funny as the first and I really enjoyed it. It just amazes me how people freak out when they catch sight of a little extra skin. Thankfully Riley exposes herself to the right person.

Beaver Blunder is the last book and this one had me laughing, gasping and cringing all at the same time. This is the worse possible wardrobe malfunction scenarios a woman can find herself in. I loved the way it was handled.

I love this author and this series. If you want a great laugh while reading I highly recommend this series.

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Feathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart – Review by Robin Rankin

Feathers - A NovelFeathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Feathers by Kylie Stewart gutted me on page one and had moments throughout the book that my heart just broke.

Charlotte hasn’t had the life of a typical fourteen year old girl when we meet her. She is finally somewhere she is safe and secure and that is not the only change to her life.

Hawk is the type of guy any mother would love to have their daughter bring home. He’s so honorable, but there is so much more to him.

I loved what the feathers represent for Charlotte and seeing them pop up from time to time set my heart a racing.

There are some pretty tough situations but if you can get past the discomfort then I think you will enjoy the book.

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Trouble’s Wedding Caper (Familiar Legacy Book 8) – Review by Robin Rankin

Trouble's Wedding CaperTrouble’s Wedding Caper by Jen Talty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trouble’s Wedding Caper is the eighth book in the Familiar Legacy series, this book is by Jen Talty. How this series got to eight books before I discovered it have no idea but now that I have found it I do plan on going back and starting from the beginning.

I loved Trouble! He was just an amazing cat and I hope to have a cat as cool as he is the next time I have one. Reading parts of the story from his prospective was great and I don’t think I have had the pleasure of that before.

Annabel and Ethan have quite the adventure with some assistance from Trouble. I loved their back story and how everything happened for a reason. And it had me guessing until the very end which isn’t always the case.

I throughly enjoyed this book.

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Surviving Grace: Book Five (Surviving Series) by Virginia Wine – Review by Robin Rankin

Surviving Grace: Book Five ( Surviving Series)Surviving Grace: Book Five by Virginia Wine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Surviving Grace by Virginia Wine is the fifth and final book in this series. I tend to get very attached to the characters over the course of a series and generally have a hard time letting go and saying goodbye. I will miss everyone but I’m happy with the way it ended.

Grace had her trust destroyed by the people who she should have been able to trust until the end of time. They gave her to a complete stranger and it nearly destroyed her.

We got to watch Grace rise up from the ashes to start her life over again and find love with a great man and see where everyone else ended up.

So glad I took the time to read this and will be looking forward to reading more by this author.

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Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance (Platonically Complicated Book 3) by Mika Jolie – Review by Robin Rankin

Rules of EngagementRules of Engagement by Mika Jolie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rules of Engagement: A Single Dad Romance is the third book in the Platonically Complicated series by Mika Jolie. I have a bit of a crush on Lucas. He is so many of the things I like in a man. He is sweet, has dark and eyes and a beard and his daughter is the center of his universe. One of those qualities makes a guy attractive but put them all together and whew.

Lucas and Kate just work so well together and his daughter Emma loves Kate too which is so important when you’re a package deal.

Kate is a great friend to do what she does to help Lucas out. I don’t know if I could have done the same thing considering the circumstances. She risks her heart just to make sure Lucas is happy.

Very enjoyable read. I wish there had been a little more interaction with Emma, she could have easily been my favorite scene stealer with the way she seemed larger than life in the scenes she was in. I can’t wait to see Cam fall! He is so self assured and confident and I think he’s going to fall the hardest.

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Claimed Royalty (Crowned and Claimed Series Book 1) by Betty Shreffler – Review by Robin Rankin

Claimed RoyaltyClaimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler is the first book in the Crowned and Claimed series. I was a little hesitant to read this because of the setting but I have read and enjoyed other books by Ms. Shreffler so I thought I would give it a try. It started a little slow for me but I truly think it was me not the book.

Fiora is a warrior literally, she is the heir to the throne of her nation and has to go through quite the gauntlet of challenges to show she is worthy of the throne and impress the suitors there.

As she was going the thr process I found myself going for one guy then one of the others, only to change my mind again. By the time I was at the end I was firmly committed to one of them.

The ending of this installment had me gasping and wondering what is going to happen next. I did look to see when the next one will be released and I have to wait patiently until next month for it to come out.

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