Aloha Bookset 1-3 by Jill Brashear – Review by Shavon Brown

Aloha Series Box Set Books 1-3Aloha Series Box Set Books 1-3 by Jill Brashear
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book 1 – Try Easy
Fans of Vactation Romances and a good love triangle this is the book for you.
In 1968 Mary “Lou” Hunter wants to be a photographer in Seattle. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a free trip to Hawaii.

Keoni is a surfer.

During Mary’s trip to Hawaii they have a fling but things aren’t as simple as two people falling in love. Things get complicated as it is not 2 people in this relationship but 3.

Mary must decide if her dream is still Seattle or if she wants to take risk and stay in Hawaii.

Book 2 – Try Me
Fans of Fake Relationships Turned Real will Enjoy This
One thing I enjoyed about this book is I feel I can take surfing off my bucket list. This book focused on surfing so much I felt like I was doing it myself.

Surfing is how two of our main characters Declan and Peal get to know each other. They admire one another for their skill. Declan unable to handle his friends death flees Hawaii but comes back for a competition and that is the setup of the novel.

As Declan heads back home he must face what has happened.

Pearl doing her best to fulfill her mothers dream of becoming a famous female surfer does everything she can to get her name out there. Including fake dating fellow surfer Declan.

Book 3 – Try Right
This is a friends to lover; Celebrity Romance
Claudia hanging on to her career but her nails doing her best to not be a has been. Her career gets a much needed rescue with a tv show in Hawaii and there she meets her long time friend Henry.

Henry is a stuntman the best in the business but when he runs into Claudia he has to tell himself to not do anything stupid. Being the best in the business he has to struggle with himself as he continues to tell himself his career is not worth jeopardizing over her.

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Hard Lover by Deborah Garland – Review By Shavon Brown

Hard Lover (Houston After Dark #2)Hard Lover by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An erotic novel with a great plot. This book will do more then keep you sated. This book in the series follows Noah and Callie.

They have known each other for six years, but after one unforgettable night at The Stable, a live sex club, they realize that they have feelings for each other and there are more complications then the fact that Callie is Grants little sister. There is also someone from Noah’s past that promises revenge if Noah ever falls in love.

Noah does his best to protect Callie, while keeping everything quiet from Grant. But danger always finds them and it happens in a very explosive way.

This book keeps you hooked from start to finish. It is a thriller, with a very erotic scenes that will make you blush. A fan of Maya Banks, Katee Robert and Helen Hardt will love this book.

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Ritual Obsession: Blood Obsession by RL Dunn – Review by Shavon Brown

Ritual Obsession (Blood Obsession Book 1)Ritual Obsession by R.L. Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I am going to start this review with a few warnings:

Warning 1: There is a very detailed scene of Sexual Assault in this book. It happens to the character named Bobbi. It is very hard to read as she is raped.

Warning 2: This is a very good book, but it ends on a major cliffhanger and nothing has been resolved. We know who did it, but there is a great chance he could get away with it, Someone is in the hospital fighting for there life.

With those warnings in mind for future or almost readers. Truth is I could not put this book down, it was definitely a page turner.

Rose the veteran detective and Rose the new detective to the precinct get partnered together but that is not all. A string of murders of working girls gets the whole precinct involved including Detective Commander Marco, who is an old flame of Detective Rose.

Honestly, IMO this book plays out like an episode of Matlock. Where you have all the pieces as the reader or viewer but you are waiting for the detectives to put everything together. They do get there but by the time they do it seems a little to late.

Their is drama for our drama lovers as we have multiple office romances including, Marco & Rose, Bobbi & Max and Rose & Brian.

Like I said in my warning. This book does end on some major cliffhangers so if you want the conclusion to the story you will need to pick up book 2 and keep your fingers crossed.

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Finding Melodie and The Wedding Special Boxset by Laura Rossi – Review by Victoria Trifu

Melodie Boxset (Melodie #1-2)Melodie Boxset by Laura Rossi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Right from the beginning I knew I was going to really like these books! Melodie is a fun, loving, character. The London stage is set perfectly. And two opposites fall in love unexpectedly. While she is trying to get him his ex-back mind you. What a fun romp! The second book, The Wedding is romantic, sexy, and hilarious! The characters are a good deal of fun. I see this playing out in my mind like a movie. These two stories are my first introduction to Laura Rossi. Her writing style is charismatic and entertaining. I’ll be looking to read more for sure!

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Theodore’s Ring: BWWM Action Adventure Romance by Stacy-Deann–Review by Jerricka Brown

Theodore's Ring: BWWM Action Adventure RomanceTheodore’s Ring: BWWM Action Adventure Romance by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was beautifully written. I love the twists that this book had. The characters were entertaining. This is my first book by this author. This was an easy and quick read for me which I enjoyed. I loved following the main character in their journey.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, Book 1) by Amy McKinley- Review by Skylar Daniels

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a way to kick of a new series! I was hooked from beginning to end. I love mafia romance, and this was the perfect example of that genre! Action, tension, angst, romance! This book had it all and more! There is that attraction between Max and Lilian, Lord! I could feel that coming off the pages! The author knew exactly how to transport you in her world. I’m excited to read her next book in the series.

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King of Pain: Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5 by Donna S. Frelick–Review by Jerricka Brown

King of Pain (Interstellar Rescue Series Book 5)King of Pain by Donna S. Frelick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was hooked. This is my first book by this author and my first in this series. There was so much action and emotion in this book. I was taken on an awesome journey with the character development and setting descriptions. I highly recommend this.

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Murder Among Friends by Linda Burson – Review by Carla Clemmons

Murder Among FriendsMurder Among Friends by Linda Burson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don’t usually read this type if book! Let he just say I am so glad I did! I couldn’t out this book down. It definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat and turning pages. Cammy and her brother Zach have to use all of their investigation skills to solve this missing person case. But is Cammy to close to the case? This book builds all the way to the end. Really enjoyed the writing style and will be reading more from Linda Burson!

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Sinful Daughter (Dark Mafia Sins Book 1) by Emily Bowie – Review by Dr. Anya Schultz

Sinful DaughterSinful Daughter by Emily Bowie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This mafia romance had me feeling so many things!! This is my first Emily Bowie book and I learned that she is a great writer. This is a story about how a mafia princess secretly falls in love with an enemy. The book takes you through the ups and downs and difficulty love can bring when it is forbidden. Throughout the book, my emotions went on a roller coaster from anger to curiosity to steamy to heartache and to love. I literally was oohing, aahhing, smiling, and crying throughout. The way she uses description had me in the mix of this mafia family. She made it suspenseful, surprising, a happy ending that didn’t come easily, and left me wanting to read the rest of her series!! It was one of those books that when I went to bed last night I dreamt about the book because I was sad it was over!

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In His Kiss by Ava Alise – Review by Jerricka Brown

In His Kiss (The Unrequited Series Book 1)In His Kiss by Ava Alise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful start to this series. I was captivated from the very beginning. I love a friends to lovers story. This was very heartfelt for me. I felt the emotions of the characters with every page. I appreciated the realness of the story, like I can see this happening in everyday life. I can’t wait to read the next installment of the series.

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