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Black Cat Security by Katerina Ross – Review by Shani Kenny

Black Cat SecurityBlack Cat Security by Katerina Ross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dragomir is an outcast magician who is trying to live his life one moment at a time. Having been cursed, there are times he can’t cope with it and the end result can harm others. His fellow magicians just want to protect themselves and others. Whereas Dragomir understands that, it doesn’t make it any less painful. Ida feels like she can help him if he would just allow her to. With her ways, he can keep stuff under wraps a lot easier. After all its not like it’s been proven that he can trust others. Can he trust her? Can she trust he won’t hurt her? Her teaching is rather unconventional but effective. Their journey though isn’t easy. Will love conquer all?

I enjoyed the fact that this was a little different than the normal PNR that I normally read. I also loved that Ida was in a position that was not the usual one considering the bondage. Both characters are strong types which makes them even more combustible when they come together! I would really like to see this be extended out or become a continuing storyline in another book for them. Really well written, and I enjoyed it.

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Mountains Loved (Mountains Series #3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shani Kenny

Mountains Loved (Mountains #3)Mountains Loved by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah and James have finally come back together, but it’s not without issues. They have fought hard to get to a point where they can be together openly and without judgment from each other. With both of them dealing with internal battles, it doesn’t help that they’re dealing with outside influences that threaten to break them apart for good. With every challenge they face, the emotional toll gets higher and higher.

This book has so many intense moments that made me want to scream and yell at them both! When things are good for them their love is so beautiful, its what love should be. But with all that good, there was so much more hurt than the two previous books in my opinion. Their journey is beautiful, heartbreaking, and downright hot. It’s hard not to feel a deep connection to these characters thanks to the way the author celebrated her muse and wrote an amazing story. I can’t wait to see who will get their own book next!

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Mountains Series Boxed Set:(Books 1-3) By Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shani Kenny

Mountains Series Boxed Set: (Books 1-3)Mountains Series Boxed Set: by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a good box set that has the convince you to crave to binge read a chunk of a series quickly?

Book 1:
Sarah doesn’t shy away from what she wants, and she’s open to how her body and mind works. She’s not on the lookout for a new relationship, more of a friend with benefits concept that will keep her satisfied without the drama that can sometimes come into play with relationships. As a sociology professor, she’s learned how to keep her emotions out of her sexuality…mostly. A chance meeting with James at a coffee shop leads to a seminar meeting and then more. She’s open about what she wants, and isn’t afraid to tell him and show him. With their relationship, there are ups and downs, as well as questions each needs to answer. They’re falling into an open relationship that may have started out small, turns into something more and hotter quickly. She wants more, but has to figure if she wants more with James or Pawel or both and what do they want? It looks like we’ll find out more in book 2!

I have to say the author did an outstanding job of really showing body positivity and sexuality with Sarah particularly. In a world where multiple partner book genres are gaining more popularity, it’s fascinating to see a twist on it that is so well written and respectful. Even if multiples aren’t your favorite thing to read, this one grabs your attention and helps you to see deeper into the psyche of at least one person who is comfortable in their own body and mind. I love how the storyline is emotionally charged while steamy! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!

Book 2:
Sarah has lived with a lot of loss in her lifetime, so she knows what it takes to move on. Even if the one person she wants to be with is on the other side of the world. She knows that her focus has to change. In refocusing she meets someone else, but their connection isn’t the same as the one she had with James. Her heart is heavy and she has to face decisions that are going to be tough. Move on with him or move on by herself?

James had to leave, he had no other choice. He’s moved on with someone else, and even took things a step further. But the truth is, his heart hurts and he can’t stop how he feels about Sarah. Does she think of him? What about her family? What happens when he comes home, move on by himself or with his current love?

There are so many emotions that fly through with this book! I felt their heartache, especially Sarah’s. It is not easy to move on, and even though she is adjusting her life, she still feels deeply. Its one of the things I loved about her character is how deep her feelings really run and she’s open to them. I loved James as well. He’s such a perfect fit for Sarah, now if they would just get it together and get their HEA! I loved their continuing story and felt more connected to them this go around than the last.

Book 3:
Sarah and James have finally come back together, but it’s not without issues. They have fought hard to get to a point where they can be together openly and without judgment from each other. With both of them dealing with internal battles, it doesn’t help that they’re dealing with outside influences that threaten to break them apart for good. With every challenge they face, the emotional toll gets higher and higher.

This book has so many intense moments that made me want to scream and yell at them both! When things are good for them their love is so beautiful, its what love should be. But with all that good, there was so much more hurt than the two previous books in my opinion. Their journey is beautiful, heartbreaking, and downright hot. It’s hard not to feel a deep connection to these characters thanks to the way the author celebrated her muse and wrote an amazing story. I can’t wait to see who will get their own book next!

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King & Hunt: A Lust / Hate Story By Brienne Dubh – Review by Shani Kenny

King & Hunt: A Lust / Hate StoryKing & Hunt: A Lust / Hate Story by Brienne Dubh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gabby and Hunt fit the classic adage, love to hate you. Their hate relationship started with a bang and continued. It continues to escalate over the years and carries over to the people around them. There’s just something about Gabby that makes Hunt want to boss her around and be snippy. Gabby is strong-willed and won’t be anyone’s errand girl. They end up calling a truce which leads to figure out there is more than the hatred between them. Lust begins where the hate ends, leaving them wanting a night together. But will it be enough? Is either one of them giving their true authentic selves now?

This was a quick, steamy, and witty read that had me fanning my face! I loved the snark, the sex and the journey between them. It’s a fabulous read if you’re looking for a quickie!

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Lisa: Coming Of Age (Book 1 of The Guardian Shifters) by KM Lowe – Review by Shani Kenny

Lisa: Coming Of Age (The Guardian Shifters, #1)Lisa: Coming Of Age by K.M. Lowe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine knowing that your whole life you’ve been adopted. You know you’ve been well taken care of, loved, and supported but it’s not quite enough. That’s what Lisa has to come to terms with. She has so man unanswered questions when it comes to her birth family. She needs to find out what is the story behind her birth mom. It’s a journey she feels deep within her soul. She knows she can’t do this alone, so she turns to Marcus. He’s loved her for so long, and he’d do anything for her. But the question is, when the truth comes out will she embrace it, and him?

My heart hurt for her as she found out who her father really was, and losing her birth mother all in one shot. I couldn’t imagine having to deal with all that mess on top of finding out you’re not really who you think you are. Her love for Marcus really made a difference to not only her journey but his as well. They both were dealt with such heartache before they even knew what it was. It’s a beautiful story that is well written, intriguing and full of twists. I can’t wait to get started on the next book in the series!

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Mountains Climbed (Mountains Series #2) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shani Kenny

Mountains Climbed (Mountains, #2)Mountains Climbed by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sarah has lived with a lot of loss in her lifetime, so she knows what it takes to move on. Even if the one person she wants to be with is on the other side of the world. She knows that her focus has to change. In refocusing she meets someone else, but their connection isn’t the same as the one she had with James. Her heart is heavy and she has to face decisions that are going to be tough. Move on with him or move on by herself?

James had to leave, he had no other choice. He’s moved on with someone else, and even took things a step further. But the truth is, his heart hurts and he can’t stop how he feels about Sarah. Does she think of him? What about her family? What happens when he comes home, move on by himself or with his current love?

There are so many emotions that fly through with this book! I felt their heartache, especially Sarah’s. It is not easy to move on, and even though she is adjusting her life, she still feels deeply. Its one of the things I loved about her character is how deep her feelings really run and she’s open to them. I loved James as well. He’s such a perfect fit for Sarah, now if they would just get it together and get their HEA! I loved their continuing story and felt more connected to them this go around than the last.

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Call of the Alpha (Powder River Pack Book 2) by Brooke May – Review by Shani Kenny

Call of the Alpha (Powder River Pack Book 2)Call of the Alpha by Brooke May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rylie has worked her butt off to get where she is in her career. Her love of the outdoors and biology has brought her home again. Giving back to the community that surrounds her, she is determined to teach, protect and learn. She’s been burned by supposed love and this time, she’s focusing on what she can control

Mason is the alpha of his pack and he dedicates his life to protect them. NOt only that, but he’s a single dad and lives to give his son everything he can. He may have not made the right choices before, but the moment he held his baby, he vowed to wait to make a good life for them both.

Fated mates are something Mason has always known about. Rylie has no clue about what is really going on in the world when it comes to supernaturals. They both have to figure out how to deal with their growing attraction while Mason struggles with how to tell her about who he really is. When he does, it affects more than just the two of them.

I really enjoyed this book, it had the right amount of heat, witty banter and insta love. I’m really curious to find out what happens next to the other couple! Overall, it is a fantastic read and one that had me hooked!

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Scoring Chance: A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin – Review by Shani Kenny

Scoring Chance : A Mile High Miners NovellaScoring Chance : A Mile High Miners Novella by Lane Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eden has goals in mind, and those goals include working hard and doing everything possible to make her life a better one than she’s been dealt with. Having been through a lot as a kid, her world turned upside down she wants to pay it forward and do good in the world. She has a plan, but all that changes when she’s summoned to meet someone about a job. What she doesn’t expect as her world changes again are to meet Rhett.

Rhett lives and breathes hockey. The sport saved him when his world fell apart. He had the one person he could count on ripped from him and he had to learn how to live again. He was angry at the world and no longer understood things. He’s living his dream and nothing can stop him. What he doesn’t expect is to meet Eden and have everything changed all over again for him.

In the end, they have a lot of ups and downs. I loved their love story! it was sweet, chaotic, hot, and one of a kind. Its a love story about compassion and understanding and growing. A fabulous read that makes you swoon!

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Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series #1) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shani Kenny

Mountains Wanted (Mountains Series Book 1)Mountains Wanted by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah doesn’t shy away from what she wants, and she’s open to how her body and mind works. She’s not on the lookout for a new relationship, more of a friend with benefits concept that will keep her satisfied without the drama that can sometimes come into play with relationships. As a sociology professor, she’s learned how to keep her emotions out of her sexuality…mostly. A chance meeting with James at a coffee shop leads to a seminar meeting and then more. She’s open about what she wants, and isn’t afraid to tell him and show him. With their relationship, there are ups and downs, as well as questions each needs to answer. They’re falling into an open relationship that may have started out small, turns into something more and hotter quickly. She wants more, but has to figure if she wants more with James or Pawel or both and what do they want? It looks like we’ll find out more in book 2!

I have to say the author did an outstanding job of really showing body positivity and sexuality with Sarah particularly. In a world where multiple partner book genres are gaining more popularity, it’s fascinating to see a twist on it that is so well written and respectful. Even if multiples aren’t your favorite thing to read, this one grabs your attention and helps you to see deeper into the psyche of at least one person who is comfortable in their own body and mind. I love how the storyline is emotionally charged while steamy! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!

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Covert Threat (A Gray Ghost Novel, book 5) by Amy McKinley – Review by Shani Kenny

Covert Threat (Gray Ghost #5)Covert Threat by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jules is a specialist who is dedicated to her work and is pretty much a workaholic. She’s had a lot of rocky moments over the years, and the rockiest being the recent passing of her mother. She has been no stranger to loss over the years and because of it, she keeps to herself and works hard to keep balance in her life. Her love of science has fueled her compassion to doing the right thing and helping wherever she can. For her, coming up with various healing antidotes, vaccines, and even new ways to fight biowarfare is everything. But when someone decides to knock her around and trigger memories she’s hidden, her world rocks again.

Trev is a military man who loves his career choice. He is dedicated to helping others, protecting them and fighting the good fight in every way he can. After all, once a Seal, always a Seal. For him, being apart of the Grey Ghost team means being with his family. The men and women he works with sharing the same values, protect at all costs. He’s always been the go-to guy for laughter, faithfulness, and loyalty. He learned the hard way that sometimes you have to open up and let others in. For him, being a chameleon of sorts, coming up with various ways to figure a situation out is everything. When he’s asked to take a special assignment, he didn’t expect it to be hers.

Together they have to figure out who wants to disrupt Jules’ life, hunt down a suspect in a possible terrorist scenario, play dodge and weave to figure out who really has it out to destroy many lives and finally, figure out where their attraction is headed. In the end, the twists are quick, the steam palpable and the mystery seems to never stop! I can surely say I had my suspicions on a few of the twists but when it all ended, it was like, holy cow! It was such a good mix of intrigue, intelligence, sexy hot moments and thrilling suspense. This was such a good book for me, I ended up binge-reading it and putting off sleep. I loved Jules and Trev!

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