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Swindler’s Revenge (Karina Cardinal Mysteries Book 5) by Ellen Butler – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Swindler's RevengeSwindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swindler’s Revenge by Ellen Butler is a crime mystery book that everyone can sit up with.

In the FBI, there are no softball cases, especially if an agent gets filthy. Karina Cardinal’s Saturday is off to a fast start, and it’s not because of the HGTV home improvement marathon she’s watching. The FBI is knocking at her home, looking for a fugitive. As if she could simply conceal one in her small apartment. Particularly one by the name of Mike Finnegan. A few months ago, the two of them dubbed it Splitsville, but Mike? Accept a bribe of $1.2 million? No and no, respectively. Regardless of how much proof the feds claim to have.

When a strange burner phone appears in Karina’s pocket, she has no doubts about who put it there. Mike is deep underground and so far off the grid that he requires assistance in determining who is framing him and why. Karina does what she does best: she dives in with both feet, oblivious to the hazards. What’s the problem with leaping before looking? You have the option of landing on a planet of dirt. And if an old foe begins playing hardball, you may find yourself six feet beneath it.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book by this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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No Way Out (Mafia Elite, book 1) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

No Way Out (Mafia Elite, #1)No Way Out by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No Way Out: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (Mafia Elite Book 1) by Amy McKinley is romance suspense book that you will love

Amy McKinley’s USA Today Bestselling novel Secrets, Arranged Marriage, and Redemption is an action-packed mafia romance about secrets, arranged marriage, and redemption. Max’s goal is simple: reclaim what is rightly his and hold those who have mistreated him accountable. Max infiltrates a crucial wing of the Chicago Mafia as assassin Matteo Trambino to rescue his Sicilian mentor’s granddaughter, Liliana, from her deadly father. When they finally meet face to face, he understands he’ll never be able to walk away.

Liliana Brambilla, born into one of the Cosa Nostra’s most powerful families, is a pawn in her father’s power grab, unable to escape until he frees her. The only way out is to exchange one jail for another, namely her father’s choice of marriage. Her confidence is shaky when her father appoints a new bodyguard. He’s her adversary, she believes. Max is, in fact, her rescuer.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well.I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the fifth book from this author that I have read and I can’t wait to read more.

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The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Marcy Series Box Set: Books 1-3 by Linda J Burson is romantic suspense

The MARCY SERIES is available as a three-book Kindle bundle.
RAGE is a good place to start. Find out more about Marcy, Brad, and Liam. Join Marcy on her quest to discover why she has rage issues.

Then go on to the second book, CONFUSION. Watch as Marcy attempts to make sense of her tumultuous feelings. Learn more about her, Brad, and Liam, as well as their friends.

When you start the third book, emotions run high and decisions are made, but there are more shocks in store as AGONY AND ECSTASY lead you down a winding route.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first series of this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Dire's ClubDire’s Club by Kimberly Packard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dire’s Club by Kimberly Packard is a women fiction and adventure book.

Death is difficult not only for those left behind but also for those who are dying. The regret of unfulfilled lives weighs heavily on the terminally sick. That’s where Dire’s Club comes in: a specialist travel agency that takes a select group of dying individuals on one last journey so they may be free of shame, be more than a diagnosis, and confront life…and death. Charlotte Claybrooke has created a thriving second career counseling others through sorrow, but the tenth anniversary of her own heartbreaking tragedy has sent her on a quest to discover life among the dead.

Jimmy Dire’s job was to stare death in the face. With a loving hug, a nice word, and a grin, he responded. The terminally sick were given one more bucket-list experience by Dire’s Club before passing away, but death was costly. Bills were piling up, much like Jimmy’s falsehoods. It’ll only be a matter of time until he has to deal with a new kind of death. This group of strangers facing mortality together includes a rock superstar, a telenovela star, a grandma fulfilling her lifelong ambition, and a young software prodigy. However, their relationship is destroyed when tragedy strikes. Lies and deception emerge, causing the death to band together in order to save someone’s life.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book of this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Ride For Me (North Shore Crew Book 1) by Vi Summers- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Ride For Me (The North Shore Crew, #1)Ride For Me by VR Baucke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ride For Me (North Shore Crew Book 1) by Vi Summers has romance and suspense. Best of both worlds.

Gage’s life was ripped apart by tragedy in his past. Three years of grief and a refusal to feel had taken their toll. He’s a shell of the guy he used to be, content to be numb and resentful. Gage is pushed into his cousin’s environment in a last-ditch effort to turn his life around. The Crew’s universe. One crew member, out of his depth and reeling, reawakens long-forgotten sentiments. Gage is anxious to keep his emotions hidden. His bond with Lil, on the other hand, is all-consuming. Uncontrollable. One minute it’s scorching hot; The next, it’s freezing cold. Gage thought that lightning doesn’t strike again. But, when it came to losing the woman of his life, he was adamant. It strikes again as Lil’s history rears its ugly head, pushing Gage to face his demons. All while attempting to prevent the painful past from repeating.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book in the series and I can’t wait to read more.

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Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC #1) AUDIOBOOK by Manda Mellett – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Turning Wheels (Satan's Devils MC, #1)Turning Wheels by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Turning Wheels: Satan’s Devils MC #1: A Blood Brothers Spinoff, Volume 1 by Manda Mellett is a romance Satan story.

She only wanted to assist my closest friend get away from her violent partner. As a result, she was forced to use a wheelchair. Life isn’t worth living anymore. She will no longer be desired by men. But her horror is only getting started. Ethan wants to use her as a bargaining chip to reclaim his lady. The Satan’s Devils, an illegal motorcycle group in Arizona, end up protecting her. She would have felt at ease among a group of gorgeous, tough motorcyclists as the woman she used to be; as the handicapped woman she is now, she feels afraid and vulnerable, and I quickly discover that this isn’t the safest place to hide. But I have nowhere else to go because I have a contract with her. The VP of the Satan’s Devils, who teaches her how to feel like a full woman again, is one incentive for her to stay.

She isn’t welcome in their world. She’d be out of her element even if she wasn’t in that stupid wheelchair. But something drew him to her as soon as he saw her. He’s always desired her, but she believes she’s unattractive and is afraid of letting a guy into her bed as if her handicap defines who she is. She’ll have to teach her that she’s incorrect. But, before he can seize his opportunity, everything goes to hell. She’s under their protection, but if one of their own fails to defend her, she’ll be in danger.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well.I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book in the series and I can’t wait to read more.

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DATING THE INTERN by Natalina Reis – Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Dating the InternDating the Intern by Natalina Reis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dating the Intern by Natalina Reis is a romantic comedy for people of all ages that will make you laugh, cry, and believe in love all over again.

Ivory Tower is the successful owner and CEO of an online dating agency that takes delight in finding genuine love for its clientele. Except for herself, everyone. Ivory has a dilemma when a TV studio wants to feature her firm live on television; she can’t find the boyfriend she needs to avoid seeming like a fake. Ivory thinks her problem has been addressed when Li Qiang, her ten-years younger and toe-curlingly beautiful intern, agrees to masquerade as her lover, but getting out of this position will need more than the ideal algorithm. Li Qiang is both easy to love and difficult to forget, and the issue remains whether he truly loves her or is just playing his part.

I loved this story. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I read by this author and I can’t wait to read more.

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Sweet Nightmares: The Dream World Chronicles Book 1 by Chynna Pace- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Sweet Nightmares (The Dream World Chronicles #1)Sweet Nightmares by Chynna Pace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet Nightmares: The Dream World Chronicles Book 1 by Chynna Pace is a paranormal fantasy book. It is the best of both worlds.

In her whole life, she has never experienced a nightmare. She has no idea that this is what makes her a fighter. Alex Rokosz, who is fifteen years old, has always yearned for a family. So when her mother dies and she and her sister are forced to live with Matilda, the grandmother they never knew they had, Alex wants to form a relationship with her and learn more about her father’s disappearance. Instead, she meets a slew of strange characters in her new home, including Kacper, her grandmother’s mysterious seventeen-year-old roommate.

When Alex witnesses Matilda and Kacper killing a real-life nightmare, things get crazier. She wakes up in a world where sleeping is hazardous, nightmares are real, and creativity is magical. She learns that her family has a deeper history than she previously thought and that her own destiny is far larger than she ever anticipated.

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I have read from this author, I cant wait to read more.

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Effacement by Hieronymus Hawkes- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

EffacementEffacement by Hieronymus Hawkes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Effacement by Hieronymus Hawkes is a sci-fi thriller that is an amazing book to read.

The development of the neurochip necessitates that everyone keeps a lifelog of their activities. Without one, you can’t acquire insurance, create a bank account, or work. Surveillance has grown commonplace in the United States, and the government is cracking down. Dr. Cole Westbay has been a major factor behind BioNarratus, the company behind the world-changing neurochip. Cole examines his firm when it is accused of being involved in a string of recent fatalities. Instead, he is assaulted, his neurochip damaged, and he has no recollection of recent events.

In the course of figuring out who is behind his attack, he loses faith in everyone he cares about and is forced to rely on a gang of strangers who live off the grid. As he reassembles his life, he discovers that he is the target of every news organization in North America and the central figure in a government cover-up. Can he stop them from killing more innocent people before they permanently silence him?

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I have read from this author, I cant wait to read more.

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Stripped (The Stripped Series Book 1) by Stacy-Deanne- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Stripped (The Stripped Series Book 1)Stripped by Stacy-Deanne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stripped (The Stripped Series Book 1) by Stacy-Deanne is a romantic suspense book

When a lady is strangled to death, Baltimore Detectives Dee Quarter and Connie Wilks get into action. The inquiry quickly leads to Dee’s ex-boyfriend Grayson, who is still after her. As if dealing with Grayson wasn’t enough, the investigation leads Dee to Jonathan Wild, the head of a group known as The Circle. Jonathan is unlike any guy Dee has ever encountered, and his attraction to the fiery policeman extends beyond the case, endangering Dee’s relationship with Winston Lewis. Dee adores Winston and, despite her curiosity about Jonathan, she refuses to be drawn in. However, Dee is unaware that Jonathan intends to make her a member of The Circle, whether she likes it or not. Dee strives to solve the case while managing her love for Winston and her curiosity about Jonathan, but will she lose herself in the process?

I loved this story and the concept of it as well. I loved every page of it. Every chapter was exciting. This is the first book that I have read from this author, I cant wait to read more.

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