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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Angela Hayes

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3 ½ Stars

Devil’s Dilemma is the fourth book in Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter by Manda Mellett. This is a friends to lovers, slow burn, MC romance- with lots of drama, and tension.
Melissa thought she’ found her happily ever after in the arms of the biker who swept her off her feet. He introduced her to the ‘life’, family, and friends she holds so dear. But when he disappears without a trace, her ‘perfect’ world crumbles. Pyro is there from the beginning- he had her back whenever she needed him. Whatever she needed. He steps up like no other, and he truly thinks the world of her. She’s perfect in his eyes. But she belongs to another. To a brother. Some lines can’t be crossed. Can they? But as their friendship grows, it evolves- and soon feelings are involved. So, what happens when lines do get crossed? What happens when developments involving her ‘other’ love come to light? Will these two find their happily ever after, or are they headed for more heartbreak?
I have loved all the books in the original Satan’s Devils, as well as this new ‘spin-off’ series- the ‘Colorado Chapter’. But I am really sorry to say that this one left me really frustrated. It is a slow burn, but the story was so slow it felt like it was really dragging/lagging for big chunks of the story. I have not felt like that with any of the other books. I was so frustrated with the story, and myself, because I just couldn’t find the ‘groove’. Maybe it was just me, and I was having an ‘off’ episode- but I really had trouble connecting with the story and the characters because of it. I really wanted to love the story and the characters- because they are great character- it just lost some mojo, for me….
But, this won’t deter me from pursuing the rest of the series, and I look forward to seeing what Ms. Mellett does next!

Thank you, Ms. Mellett!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Transformations: The Shifter Series: Volume One (The Shifters Book 1) by Cari Schaeffer – Review by Jenni Bishop

Transformations (The Shifter Series, #1)Transformations by Cari Schaeffer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Transformations: The Shifter Series: Volume One (The Shifters Book 1) by Cari Schaeffer is a great start to this shifter series with a twist. These are shifters the like you have never seen before. The story is told through multiple POV’s giving you an inside look in to their thoughts and who they truly are. The only thing I didn’t like is that you were reading about one person and in the next sentence it was someone else but once I knew what to expect it was ok. Cari is good at world building and setting a scene and she writes characters that you can connect to. The story flowed well and was well paced. It seems that the story is just picking up and then ends. Now I have to patiently wait for the next installment of which I am looking forward to.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Casstiel; Born of Lightning: Dragon Shifter (Dragonkind ~ 52 Realms) by Sheri-Lynn Marean – Review by Jenni Bishop

Casstiel; Born of Lightning: Dragon Shifter (Dragonkind ~ 52 Realms)Casstiel; Born of Lightning: Dragon Shifter by Sheri-Lynn Marean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Casstiel; Born of Lightning: Dragon Shifter (Dragonkind ~ 52 Realms) by Sheri-Lynn Marean is a paranormal fantasy romance story that you will find yourself getting lost in. Page after page will keep turning until you know what is going on and before you know it you are at the end of the story because you were so immersed in it. There are a lot of conflicting emotions for our hero in this story, loss and fear, sorrow and desire, conflict and hope, passion and guilt just to name a few. Sheri-Lynn describes the characters and the world in vivid telling which makes you see all that she describes. The story is well written and engaging and one that I recommend reading. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Releasing the Demons by L.D. Rose – Review by Sarah Oakes

Releasing the DemonsReleasing the Demons by L.D. Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about struggles.The city of New York has been plagued by vampires for a long while. When a man is suspected of being one and murdering a woman, Detective Mendeiros is hot on the trail for justice. But there is more to the story and meeting the man Blaze Knight changes her life forever. Can she find the truth before the killer strikes again?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Blaze with his struggles that were powerfully written but also a caring side underneath or Valerie trying to protect people and solve a mystery. Great supporting cast of fun friends like Deron and Dax with humour the novel needed. A terrific villain that will send shivers up your spine. Fast paced action and high stakes made for a captivating read.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel in the art of tattoos full of detail or the statues and grand buildings of the sire. Or the use of the senses with heat and smell and taste and sight as if you were actually there. I loved the mix of supernatural with vampires and their powers and hierarchy and the sense of a crime thriller with police officers and forensics and realism of coffee shops which was combined perfectly for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Repressed (An Ash Park Novel – Book 3) By Meghan O’Flynn – Review By Melissa Agena

Repressed (Ash Park, #3)Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW! Truly impressive book! Repressed is the third book in the Ash Park Series by Meghan O’Flynn. This book follows Morrison and of course his new lovely wife and their new daughter. Petrosky is in this as well like always. However, we get in depth with Curt Morrison and reach inside him and pull out his demons. Unlike the other books, this one seems to be a bit darker. The demons that one fights inside the brain can be truly tough and very hard to conquer. On top of that previous addiction usage doesn’t help the situation either. This book also covers depression in several ways. Just like the other books, this book also follows a case that Morrison and Petrosky are working on. This one involves little boys and pedophilia that has escalated to murder. It also has to do with Morrison’s past and someone wanting him to pay. I loved reading this one because Morrison’s character seems so real and relatable. He’s like a person that everyone has known at some point and time in their life and his struggle is something completely valid. As I said…this book is a bit more dark and a bit more intense. But as the story unfolds all the pieces click together perfectly. I love how all the main characters remain in the series but there is one character that each book focuses on. It makes it feel like a drawn out movie and somehow all the books and parts link together. It’s truly awesome! I simply cannot get enough of this series and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books!

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Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari – Review By Michelle Austin

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence by Via Mari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence was a great 5 star read and book #1 in the Prestian Series.

Katarina is getting ready to start a big project. While spending some time at the resort waiting for the meetings to start she ends up meeting a very handsome man, Chase. She spends several days with Chase and they are both equally attracted to each other. Problem is, Chase has a little secret. What will Katarina do when she finds out who Chase really is?

During the first day of planning Katarina is shocked to see Chase come walking into the room. When she discovers who he really is, things come crashing down on her. How will it ever work between them now?

Chase is determined to be with her and will make it work no matter what. As these two move forward they have some very hot and steamy scenes. These two have such great chemistry. I really liked both Chase and Katarina. I was pulled right in by their story and didn’t want to stop until I was done. This is my first read from Via Mari and I loved it, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series and the author.

Reviewed by @mab54615

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Just Exes by Charity Ferrell – Review by Amber Lange

Just ExesJust Exes by Charity Ferrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just Exes by Charity Ferrell is a fun book. From the beginning I was invested And I knew it was going to be a good one. This is the second book I have read by Charity Ferrell. I really enjoy her writing style and was not disappointed! I like that each character had some growth they had to go through. Lots of drama but low on angst! I love that Lauren is a wise ass. That’s my favorite!! Anyway I enjoyed it and look forward to others by Charity. 4 star rating.

Review by @nerdybrunette456

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Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6) by Mimi Barbour – Review by Maura Harper

Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6)Special Agent Charli by Mimi Barbour
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Special Agent Charli (Undercover FBI Book 6) by Mimi Barbour is the first book I’ve read by this author. It was fantastic.

I enjoyed the way the characters were set up. There is obviously something that has happened to “Charli” in the past and yet I didn’t feel slighted not knowing exactly what it was because of the way the story unfolded. There is no question as to who the good guys and the bad guys are in this story. In addition to the mystery of the story (nothing like a good witness protection story) I also loved the overall message of the story that EVERYONE is worthy to be loved. The younger characters really pulled at my heart strings and I hope they get their own story in the future. I bet they go on to do amazing things in this world.

The story moves along quickly, I was able to read it in one sitting and while it had some steamy parts, there weren’t so many that it made them gratuitous. The word count in the story is perfect. It was a great book to snuggle down with on a chilly Sunday afternoon (it was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I should have been outside, but the book was soooo good that I didn’t want to put it down.)

The dedication of the story and knowing that one of the characters is modeled after such an important person made me smile and wish I had such a relationship in my life.

I will begin “following” the author to see what other stories they have written. 5 stars for an enjoyable book.

Review by @mauraharper

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Georgia Pine (Southern Promises #3) by K.G. Fletcher – Review by Angelina Frazzini

Georgia Pine (Southern Promises #3)Georgia Pine by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Georgia Pine by KG Fletcher is book three of the Southern Promises series. This book can be read as a standalone but the first two books are so good you should just read them too. This book is Tim and Jessica’s story and I couldn’t put it down until I read the whole thing.

Jessica pictured her life being a certain way and a divorce is not what she pictured. As she’s coming to terms with what that means for her and her young children, Tim walks into her life and forges a bong with her and her daughters that she certainly wasn’t expecting. Jessica doesn’t realize though that Tim has a secret and isn’t necessarily who she thinks he is. Tim knows he needs to tell Jessica the truth but life has been much easier living where no one knows his true identity. He knows they are growing closer which only reaffirms what he knows he needs to do. Can Tim trust Jessica? Can they each open their hearts to something that might be great for them?

I absolutely loved this book. I loved witnessing the bond Tim was forming with Jessica’s daughters. I wasn’t expecting some of the events in the book but it just made it that much better. This book may have been my favorite of the whole series!

Reviewed by @angelfra6
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Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1) by Via Mari – Review by Emily Walsh

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series, #1)Degrees of Innocence
ByVia Mari
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Degrees of Innocence (Prestian Series #1) was a okay read, with hot smut, mystery, danger, that hooked me enough to want to read more.

My first read by this author and this series; I was in shacky territory because though I like romance books, with smut, I’m not into the erotica genres. This was way out of my comfort zone, and though I liked it enough to follow the series, I’m still not all that into that hard core erotica. You might find this funny, but I find it boring.. yeah I know, I’m weird. But I this book did a great job at spacing the scenes and with the compelling complex plot, the twist and turns and the unraveling mystery, it keeps you hooked and for me, kept me engaged in the story as a whole.

As for our MC’s, well, they did have some good character development, and I did like they why they were written, but at times I felt like I was reading characters I’ve met before. Same with the dynamics between the two, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they were bad, just that, they were too familiar. Maybe instead of having a billionaire male MC who is the boss, and the female MC that is you know, sort of well off, but not in that rich world, and gets introduced and all. How about a more realticable character, like someone in the middle class-ish. I just feel that the power dynamics are always the same, and a little overdone.

But the true star of this story is the mystery/danger that seems to be following our female MC. The little interconnecting details, the twist, the reveal. That was the highlight for me, and is what kept me reading. Because though we get a shocker of a opening, and a event that causes our MC’s to meets, the pace gets a little slow, but looking back now, as I start to fully connect, makes sense.

Overall this book was a pretty okay read. It’s good to read outside your comfort zone sometimes, and if you’re like me and what to venture out, then I suggest giving this book a try. It has my stamp of approval and my recommendation.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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