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Caught in Cross Seas (the Caught Series book 1) by Sharleen Scott – Review by Sara Oxton

Caught in Cross SeasCaught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Caught in Cross Seas by Sharleen Scott a four-star read that will want to run to. This is the first novel in the Caught series and shows how great this series is. This could be too much of a story as there is so much going on with the story and lots of different sub plots, but somehow the author manages to keep it all together and keeps you hooked in to the twists and turns. Clay Masterson and Harlie Cates have a darkness that they are running from, but will they get to run to the light? Each has a different darkness but sometimes you find a common strength in the dark. I can’t wait to read the second novel in this series.

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Full Glasses and Burju Shoes by Blake Blessing – Review by Sara Oxton

Full Glasses and Burju ShoesFull Glasses and Burju Shoes by Blake Blessing
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Full glasses and Burju shoes by Blake Blessing is a four-star read that will fill you. Emil was a great character, he has a strength to him that shone under the surface, he has a story that will show you that even when you are broken, you can still move forward. It gives great depth to showing us how hard it is to come home a different person, the difficulties faced. Perrin was someone who I liked immensely and mostly adored but had some difficulties with at times. This truly is a novel that will stay with you, it shows you all of the different facets of trust, the best and the worst, it’s a compelling and heartfelt story.

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An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga Book 1) by Gaia B. Amman – Review by Sara Oxton

An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga, #1)An Italian Adventure by Gaia B. Amman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An Italian Adventure by Gaia B Amman an adventure of a four-star read. This was an enjoyable read and it will entertain you no end, the stories and excitement of the childish fun will keep you captivated. This was so much funnier than I expected, and I really didn’t know what to expect but I enjoyed it so much. It really is worth taking the chance on this novel, I can’t wait to find out more in this saga.

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A Christmas Wish (A Manhattan Dream) by Engy Neville – Review by Sara Oxton

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

A Christmas Wish by Engy Neville a four-star read that you will want to wish upon. What a complex and inspiring story, Amy the main character won’t be to everyone’s taste she is self-centred but as you read and see her story, I felt more and more for her, I started thinking maybe she has the right to be self-centred and withdrawn but don’t we all at times. The author could have done with a bit more balance but overall, I enjoyed it, the descriptions were well done, and they made me smile so hard at some of them.

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Finding Juniper (Smoke Series Book 3) by Sadia Ash – Review by Sara Oxton

Finding JuniperFinding Juniper by Sadia Ash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finding Juniper by Sadia Ash a five-star conclusion. This is book three in the smoke series and you do need to have read the first parts of the story to get the full benefit. My only issue with this is that it could have done with being at least 50 pages shorter, there were a couple of spots that we could have done without, but I am sure lots of people will like the length. The story is gripping, the will they wont they should be done by now, I should be thinking really, just get it together or kill each other that’s what I’m normally like with this type of story, but it was great. You feel their pain and understand so much deeper what’s holding them back, particularly Kyle his story was sublime it’s not the easiest but when you get used to his voice you will feel like you’ve been sucker punched by emotion.

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Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Sara Oxton

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 a Squall of a five-star read. This is the forth novel in the Hawke Family series and they are best when read in order, they each have such powerful and gripping story lines, I do think that Building Storm may just be the best, after I had read the previous novels and loved them and I feel that getting to know Storm and watch her story develop just made this one so much stronger and more compelling. I don’t want to say too much as I would hate to give spoilers as there are a few points that you will feel like the rugs been pulled from under you and you will just adore it!! I love how Gwyn McNamee brings the city of New Orleans to life in the pages almost like another character along with the buildings and the description they will blow you away, the passion and drama written between the pages are simply sublime, if you haven’t read this series then you need to go buy them all, it’s such a powerful series that you can’t miss.

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PLAYER (21st Century Courtesan Book 1) by Pamela Dumond – Review by Sara Oxton

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

Player by Pamela DuMond a royal flush of a five-star read. This is the first novel in the 21st Century Courtesan series and my first from this author and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into book 2. I don’t know hat I loved most about this one, it was all so sublime. There was love and drama as well as a darkness that will thrill you. This is one of those reads that you will read the surface and then pick up the undercurrents and they will grip you so hard, sometimes that can get a little confusing for me, but this author has a way with words that just flows so well you can keep up with it all. I don’t know if it was Evie as a character that helped me kept me so hooked or just the storyline. This is one of the first reads for this year and I suspect it’s going to be one of the best.

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Heart of a Hunk: A Limited-Edition Collection of Bad Boy, Billionaire and Hunky Romance Heroes – Review by Sara Oxton

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: 5 of 5 stars

Heart of a Hunk is a collection of hunks you need to check out!! I am giving this a five-star rating even though not all of them are five-star reads as there were a couple of standout reads that just meant I couldn’t rate any lesser than a five. It should be confusing as there are 25 authors each telling a different story and including different characters, the hunks are just sublime and there is something for everyone, no matter the genre you read you will find one. Tamara Ferguson and her story Kiss under a Blue Moon, will steal your heart and may never let you have it back. It will warm even the coldest of hearts, especially when it makes you think of Christmas and a love you may have let go of. The other stand out for me was Allyson R Abbott whom I have read before and enjoyed but this time Foxxy’s Christmas blew me away, the best read by this author I’ve read, the chemistry that was written between these pages creates a thermonuclear reaction is so powerful.

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Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser – Review by Sara Oxton

UntrainableUntrainable by Jamie Schlosser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser a five-star read that will make you purr. What a fun read, ‘Theo-Dog’ Legend was so much fun to read, he was such a surprise to read as his first impression wasn’t a good one, but that’s what made the story so good and honest. He needs the TV show to show everyone how he can behave with some good treats like a good boy should. Hadley Holiday is Americas sweetheart and with the help of her side kick Matilda she will be able to show the world you can teach an old dog new tricks and giving us a great story along the way. So long as the treats keep coming so will the good behaviour wont it? Buy the novel and find out, you won’t be disappointed Jamie Schlosser is a great author who brings us story’s that make you smile as well as blush.

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Souls Collide: Collide Series Book 3 by Kristina Beck – Review by Sara Oxton

Souls Collide (Collide Series #3)Souls Collide by Kristina Beck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Souls Collide by Kristina Beck a four-star read that will strike you. This is the third novel in the Collide series and they can be read as stand alone as I started this one and was a few chapters in before I realised it was a series, I think each one focuses on a different set of characters and Alexa and Kent are sublime characters, I will eventually go back to read the first two and I have added them to my TBR pile as I like the style of writing, the way the story unfolded was natural and honest, it wasn’t rushed, if I had maybe read the series in order I would have given five stars and when I go back and re-read I will have to adjust. Kent was great, he was one thing at first but the more you read the more you know and understand him and know what a true hero he was.

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