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Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Chantelle Smith

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amy McKinley continues to show us what an incredible author she is, time and time again! Each book she brings us you can guarantee that you will get drawn into the incredible storyline and epic characters. This read has everything and more! It’s full of action, suspense and romance. It’s fast-paced and action-packed and keeps you guessing, and leaves you wanting more. I loved following Riley and Xander’s story throughout this read and watching their connection and chemistry develop. I absolutely loved this read and couldn’t recommend it enough! I can’t wait to see what else is to come of this series!

Don’t miss this read!

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Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn

Wildfire is the second book in The Broken Bow series by Ashley Quinn. I was drawn in from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down. I will say this is my first book by this author but definitely not my last. Im definitely going to check out the first book in this series. This is a story about two people who have both suffered loss of loved ones. Tara is trying to move on with her life, she’s opened a restaurant that is doing very well. Jace is starting a new job in town and he to is trying to heal his heart breaking past. These two both think the other is attractive but she has stayed away from his type. Weird things start happening around the ranch and Tara finds Jace staying over night .What does there future look like? Who is behind the mysterious things that have been happening? Find out what happens next in this absolute must read .

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Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Broken Circle is a story about how keeping secrets in a marriage can lead to the destruction of a relationship. I enjoyed the themes of love, infidelity, greed, deceit and family that were explored in this book. All of the characters had strong motivations and ties to one another. This is my fourth Amy McKinley novel, and I’m not disappointed. I love her writing style and how she structures her stories. This is also my second audiobook narrated by Regan Brown. I appreciated Ms. Brown’s performance better in this one and felt like she gave all of the characters their own distinct feel.

I do have a few nitpicks. Sometimes, I felt annoyed with the main character, Liv. In the beginning of the book, she was very suspicious of her husband, Alex. She was afraid of infidelity because of how her parents had dealt with it during her upbringing. However, until the second act of the book, I didn’t feel like Alex gave sufficient reasons to be suspicious. Liv felt upset that he was being secretive, but he literally worked in law enforcement to dismantle crime organizations. I didn’t really understand why she felt so entitled to the classified information Alex had to deal with for his job. These are spoilers, but I also didn’t feel like Liv had appropriate reactions when she found out that Alex belonged to a high profile cartel in South America, and she also seemed too careless when she was undercover and trying to run away from Alex’s family.

In the end, this story is definitely a fantasy type of romance. The woman bounces from one handsome, sexy, wealthy man to another. She is always provided for and she always has a man to cherish and protect her. All of the danger and excitement are just twists and turns along the way. If you’re looking for romance that’s tinged with tragedy and adventure, then you’ll enjoy Broken Circle.

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Erica Fish

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a great book by a new author for me. I enjoyed her plotline and her characters. The plotline is a romance with suspense mixed in. I feel like I know the characters and can be friends with them. Tara is ready to put her past behind her. She needs to move forward. Opening a new restaurant is how she is moving forward. Then Jace walks into Tara’s restaurant and life. He has a tragic past. He started to talk to Tara and wants to pursue a relationship. Will their past keep them from moving on? How will their past affect their future? I highly recommend this book to see what happens between Tara and Jace.

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Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Dani Dando

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Even with the authors warning at the beginning of this book I was not prepared for how much this was going to emotionally ruin me, there was quite a lot of blubbing, and by the end of the book, I was a snotty mess that sank herself into a bottle of wine and a hefty amount of chocolates.
We are introduced to Tara and Jace, two main characters who a lugging around their own hefty bag of personal baggage, their backs breaking under the strain, and their ability to connect with others irreparably damaged. But when they meet each other they feel a connection, a connection infuriatingly ignored for the longest time, but it sizzles on the page every time they are in each other’s vicinity, Quinn can write sexual tension.
Once again this is another series that I’ve jumped into without actually reading the installments that have gone before, but this is no detriment to Tara and Jace’s tale it stands alone with all its heart-breaking moments, and all the spine-tinglingly saucy ones too. I thought that the added element of a mystery was a nice little bonus, that kept me guessing right till the final pages.
I like the fact that while there is plenty of sultry shenanigans to go round, the story isn’t lost and you never lose the sense of who these characters are, what they have experienced, and how far they’ve come in their journey. This is a story about finding redemption and that sometimes in order to allow ourselves to fully heal, we have to be vulnerable and exposed. A touching romance that will absolutely make you cry, Quinn warns you and I’ve just warned you; be prepared!!

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Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Jenique Bornman

I have now read and listened to quite a few of Amy McKinley’s books and this one is by far my favorite.

Olivia (Liv) and Alex have the perfect cookie cutter marriage with all the frills that go with it…… or do they?

Amy took me on a wild rollercoaster ride with this one with some absolutely THRILLING twists and turns.
A wonderful second honeymoon to reconnect and one totally from the left field phone call……..Some secrets just don’t stay secret for long and then Bam!!! add another surprise…… that’s all I’ll say.

Regan Brown breathed something extra into these characters with an excellent job with the narration. She portrayed the personalities of the characters with ease and just enhanced the storie so much more.

With Amy McKinley creating an AMAZING story with superbly crafted characters and Regan Brown bringing those characters to life with the narration, I highly recommend this audio book.

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2) by Ashley A Quinn – Review by Candida Hopper

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book #2)Wildfire by Ashley A Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wildfire (The Broken Bow Book 2)
By Ashley A Quinn

I became completely invested in this book and the characters within. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. There were times in this story I was on the edge of my seat. There were a few twists and turns I didn’t see coming. The author did an excellent job in weaving a story full of emotion, suspense, healing, hope, romance, family, and wonderful characters. Tara and Jace have been through so much already and now someone is watching Tara. The attraction between these two is evident but can Tara deal with her past and be able to move on? Will Jace and Seb be able to find out who’s following Tara in time? To find this out and more this is a must read. I highly recommend this book. I can’t wait to read what’s next.

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Twisted Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shannon Fowler

Twisted SecretsTwisted Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is not my first book by Amy McKinley because the books McKinley writes keeps me guessing, keeps me entertained and keeps me coming back for more. This new series is not any different. The characters are engaging and fun to read about. Poor Riley, if she didn’t have all the bad luck possible, she wouldn’t have any luck at all. Enter Xander. He has his share of crap as well. But as fate would have it, these two meet and try to change their luck.
This story is the first in a new series which does reference another of McKinley’s series, The Gray Ghost Novels. But can be read without reading the other series (but you really should). Warning: this story isn’t overly sexy, but the adventure part is a little…extra. Also, this story has unanswered questions so book 2 is a must.

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Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Heidi Schoolman

This is the first book in the Gray Ghost Novel series. This story follows Alex, a police officer, and Olivia, an artist. Being married to Alex is exactly what she needs to escape her families political ties. Alex shifts gears and turns to politics. Now she is back in the very life she was trying to escape. Past secrets threaten to undo everything she has worked for. Can this book get any better? Yes, keep listening!

Broken Circle: A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 1 AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Samantha Jayne Grubey

Broken Circle (Gray Ghost #1)Broken Circle by Amy McKinley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the narrator telling the story and found her voice very soothing and I enjoyed her telling the story. I really didn’t like Alex as a character thought he was a bit of a wanker, especially how he reacted to something (don’t want to say because of spoilers). I really liked the plot and enjoyed the story. There were times through this book where I was like I really couldn’t care what happened to these characters and then I was like oh my god this got better. I really enjoyed where the story went, the twists and turns. I really enjoyed the writing. I loved the letter bit at the end that hit me in the feels.

Review by @samanthajayne96x

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