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Spoilsport by Belinda Williams – Review by Char Wahtomy-Alba

Spoilsport (Pierce Brothers, #2)Spoilsport by Belinda Williams

Spoilsport is book 2 in the Pierce Brother series. Just like the first book I was hooked from page one. Even though I had to take breaks here and there (I was at work, haha) it was definitely hard to put down. The banter between Nadia and Luke was comical at times due to her sassy and sarcastic comments. Even though Luke was the more serious of the two, and bossy according to Nadia, I felt like they complimented each other well throughout the book. Even though this is part of a series it can be read as a stand alone. If you like books that have strong willed and feisty female characters then you will enjoy this book.

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops Series Book 2) by Amy McKinley – Review by Angie Finley

Bound by Secrets (Deadly Isles Special Ops, #2)Bound by Secrets by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book 2 in the Deadly Isles Special Ops series.

Kayla and Jaxon had chemistry that they just couldn’t ignore as teenagers. The only thing standing in their way, Kayla’s brother, as well as Jaxon’s best friend They give in to their desires and share one special night together, only for that night to end in tragedy.
Kayla leaves but 10 years later returns after her relationship she is in takes an ugly turn.
Jaxon still has feelings for her, but knows that he must reveal the secret he’s been hiding for the past decade. Will and can Kayla forgive him and give their love a second chance or will her past come back to haunt her and keep her from being happy? And will they ever find out what really happened the night tragedy struck their lives?

This story had romance, sorrow, and suspense all wrapped into one.

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Fake Fiancé (A Second Chance Office Romance) AUDIO BOOK by Amy McKinley – Review by Charlisa Wahtomy-Alba

Adeline is freshly graduated and off to start her life in Italy. She got a job offer thanks to a sorority sister and takes the opportunity to expand her horizons. Being a whole ocean away from her clingy ex is a major plus. She knows next to nothing about her soon to be boss, Stone Crenshaw, but boy does she make a great first impression upon meeting him for the first time.

Stone Crenshaw is currently renovating his historic hotel and wants nothing more than to be done with this so he can focus on other things. He wants to move on to newer, fresher projects and keep himself busy. The first meeting with Adeline was not a smooth one, but he was willing to give her a chance to prove that she is willing and able to fill the shoes of his current secretary. Stone finds out that a well known hotelier is ready to sell and he pounces at the chance to nab the hotel. The only problem is that this man is family-oriented and Stone doesn’t have a family of his own. He will go to any lengths to make this deal happen including making Adeline his fiancé.

I enjoyed the story line for this book very much. It was a good listen while I did chores around the house and it kept me entertained. I especially liked the idea that they were reincarnated soul mates of a couple from different social backgrounds many years before. I like to think that reincarnation is a thing and that two people who are truly meant to be together find one another in every life that they live.

Flowers in December Trilogy : Flowers in December, Coming Home, and Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Bass

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of my favorite series I have read this year. I absolutely loved all of these books. You can help but to fall in love with these characters. This set contains Flowers in December, Coming Home, and Second Chance. This is a great romance set to read. Once I started this series I could not stop. It only took me a few days to devour this amazing series.

Flowers in December
Connor Norton is returning to his hometown to bury his mother. He can’t believe how fast the years has gone by. Connor has been so busy with his career he has no social life. When he gets home it feels like he never left. Connor starts to realize that he is now alone and that makes him remember all the good times. He inherits the family cat Tom. Connor starts to feel like he can have a future that he always wanted. Connor meets new people that he builds a relationship with them. He wants to make a new life for himself but can he let the past rest or will it continue to haunt him?

Coming Home
Connor Norton finds himself back to his hometown. He left for a few months to grieve is mother’s passing. Connor still feels lost without her but her cat Tom makes him feel better. He is happy when he runs into Mary Ann again. Connor cares about her and he wants to start over again. He is still trying to find himself again as well. Will coming home help him with his life or will it make it even more upsetting?

Second Chance
Mary Ann is still loving her flower shop and it’s been four months after Connor left. She is seeing a new guy that is making her happy but there is something missing. Mary Ann is in the store one day and she swears she sees Connor but he went back to the city. She is in complete shock when she finds out that it is Connor. He moved back but why. Can Mary Ann and Connor move on from the hurt or will it be too much for the both of them?

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Renee Ullery

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Flowers in December Trilogy Box Set by Jane Suen
Stars- 4

I enjoyed this trilogy. For my individual reviews of each book, see below. Happy Reading!

Flowers in December by Jane Suen
Stars: 4

I love how relatable Connor is to the reader. He is in the middle of grieving, but yet, he also is very reflective. He knows he has not done everything correct in life, but he very much trying to figure it all out. Other than Connor, I really enjoyed reading about Tom. I loved the way Jane Suen described him, and Connor’s interactions with Tom.
This story was an easy, short read with relatable characters and situations. However, I did feel that this story felt like a great beginning, and I wanted to know more from where the story actually ended. The ending was good, but I just wanted to know more of how his life ended up.

Coming Home by Jane Suen
Stars: 4

This story picks up four months after the first book (Flowers in December) ends. Our characters go through so many changes from the first book. These characters continue on their journey of life dealing with change, growth, grief, and love. I loved reading more about our characters and meeting others. I have to admit that I am a bit upset with Connor, and his failure to communicate with loved ones. I was happy to read more about these characters!

Second Chance: The Conclusion of the Flowers in December Trilogy by Jane Suen
Stars-4

I was excited for this story! Jane Suen did a wonderful job with these characters. They have their highs and lows, but they keep going. I felt that this story focused a lot on moving forward and finding your way. This was a good quick story. I enjoyed this trilogy

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Netania Lim

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a trilogy about grief, hope, and love. There was a lot of description rather than conversation, and it being a trilogy, a lot of explanation that could have been engineered and embedded more subtly, especially since I read all three books in one go. Nevertheless, this was a charming story, there are multiple storylines that all had satisfactory conclusions, and I enjoyed the character development. An easy, emotional read.

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Anastasia Dodson

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Flowers In December Box Trilogy by Jane Suen contains Flowers in December (Book #1), Coming Home (Book #2), and Second Chance (Book #3). I enjoyed every one of these books and I couldn’t put them down. This author is well written and i am always pulled into the story’s very quickly and I felt like I was right there with these characters living their everyday lives right beside them because this author really did bring them life. I liked them even from page one and was rooting for them even when times were getting tough.. These three stories follow Mary Ann and Connor and with each book comes new uphill battles and i liked every minute of it.. I am so looking forward to reading more by this author in the future and i would recommend this to a friend.
Happy Reading!

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Candida Hopper

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance

by Jane Suen

I am so glad to see these books are now being sold as set. This trilogy was such an amazing read. It was full of wonderful characters that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. There are tangible feelings in the words told in these books, there is grief, hope, love and so many more emotions to feel when you read these books. You really should read these in order for a better understanding and more enjoyable experience. Jane Suen’s writing style is truly captivating. I cannot say enough wonderful things about all three of these stories except to say I highly recommend this set of books you will not regret it.

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Jana Teppih

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Flowers in December gives us all three of Jane Suen’s books in the series – Flowers in December, Coming Home and Second Chance. I love when the writers give us a treat and combine their series in sets, it gives us pages and pages and hours upon hours of pleasure. You only notice that the time has passed when you come up for air!
Flowers in December is the opening act and it introduces us to Connor who has just lost his mother and he is struggling hard with his loss. It also introduces us to Tom, Connor’s mother’s orange tabby, a character you will not forget … and then there is Mary Ann …Flowers in December is a profound journey of grief and how we deal with it and the writer takes care of Connor and how she tells his story. What makes it even more profound is that Connor is alone, utterly alone; he has no one to come home to …
Coming Home takes place four months after the end of Flowers in December when Connor ‘comes home’ for holidays. I was delighted to meet up with Connor, Tom (the orange tabby of Connor’s diseased mother) … and Mary Ann! Is it going to be the second chance for Connor who is still grieving his mother … The writer has given us a story filled with hope and healing and forgiveness … it is also a story of possibility of a Christmas miracle! I read the story when the holiday season was long gone and the writer’s words took me back to the holiday season when everyone hopes for something special (and someone special)! And you should read the first book before you jump into this one; you will enjoy the ride much more! The writer gives us also the delight of meeting Ron and Norma and Alana again … Close your eyes and you will wonder down the streets of the town with them while getting lost in your imagination! (I pictured the small town in California that I lived in for some years when picturing the small town that the writer has brought us to!)
And then we have the conclusion – Second Chance. We are back with Connor and Mary Ann and Connor’s mother’s cat Tom. Connor is back to stay and he has finally acknowledged that it was a grave mistake to leave Mary Ann and he is going to go out on a limb to make her part of his and Tom’s life, again … from scrambled eggs to finger licking grilled cheese … If you love second chances stories then this series is the one to go to and you will be keeping your fingers crossed for Connor and Mary Ann until they cramp!

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FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance by Jane Suen – Review by Rachel Moss

FLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGYFLOWERS IN DECEMBER TRILOGY by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved reading these stories! The Flowers In December trilogy was absolutely amazing! I loved how well the words flowed off the pages, and the imagery the author was able to create. Jane Suen was able to keep me enthralled throughout the whole thing! I loved watching how Conner’s and Mary Ann’s relationship developed throughout all three novels, their trials and love for each other. Suen was able to capture the life of a small town perfectly. This series kept me enthralled, and I highly recommend it!

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