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The Traitor (An Underground Bad Boys Romance Book 2) by India Kells – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys SeriesThe Traitor, An Underground Bad Boys Series by India Kells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The characters in this story are just that, characters. They are funny, sweet, determined and super sexy together! Spencer Knox grew up a dangerous street rat, someone who would do anything for a safe place to sleep without a knife in the gut. Spencer decides he needs to get off of the street and change his ways. He moves to the isolated town of Landston to start over. No one knows him here and that’s the way he likes it. Josie Baird is also starting over without her crappy husband who is refusing a divorce until she finishes paying him that is. She is running herself to the bone, while trying to get that divorce. She is so determined and strong. Gage is Spencer’s friend from the streets. He’s looking for a break from the crime and hate filled city life. When these three meet there is an explosion of feelings but only one is willing to do anything about it until they are thrown together in work and play!

Of course with a title like, The Traitor, one wonders who that could be. There are secrets to be revealed but do secrets make you a traitor? Does choosing the lesser of two evils make you a traitor? Does having feelings for more than one person make you a traitor?

I love the way Kells writes. This story is interesting, page turning and even jaw dropping. The characters feel like real people, not too perfect, not too sexy, just right. The adventure these three take together could really happen but the style of writing helps this reader escape my real world.

Highly recommend this story.

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Guilty Pleasures Volume 3: Guilty Pleasures by Joyce McCarthy – Review by Shannon Fowler

Guilty Pleasures Volume 3Guilty Pleasures Volume 3 by Joyce McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brad, Brad, Brad. Oh Brad!

Guilty Pleasures vol 3 is another collection of Brad’s sex-capades! Readers are in for some very steamy stories by McCarthy! McCarthy has an easy writing and descriptive writing style, especially for such sexy stories.

Luckily Brad is a single guy without a care in the world, other than who his next partner will be. In all honesty though, I don’t think Brad thinks about that much. His adult activities kind of just happen. He seems someone attractive to him and he approaches. No female is safe, co-workers, friends, clients.

I recommend this book for the adult reader, over 18 for sure and not to be read at work!

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Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2) by Via Mari – Review by Shannon Fowler

Undercover (Billionaire Bodyguards Book 2)Undercover by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 2 is just as good as book one. The action, the hotness, even the secrets being kept. It seemed that everyone was undercover for one reason or another! I kept trying to guess who the good guys were and who the bad guys were.

Matt is a body guard. He is also working undercover trying to uncover some mafia secrets and save innocent people. He is good at what he does. It doesn’t hurt that he is delicious to look at.

Marenah is the twin sister of Sasha from book one, Wayward. (You really don’t have to read book one to read Undercover but it sure doesn’t hurt.) Marenah’s family has many ties to the mafia, which includes secrets of their own. We know that her loyalty lies with her sister. We also know that Marenah is undercover, but who is she trying to help?! So many secrets!

Reading books by Mari makes good sense. These books are easy to read, adventurous, steamy and an easy way to escape reality.

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Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie – Review by Shannon Fowler

Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily ConjuringsEveryday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This isn’t a story but instead short individual thoughts and well…musings, like the title indicates. DeBlassie helps you take a different look at the world around you. At the world you live in. A way to look at life that you might not have looked at before. Sometimes the musings were as simple as cooking breakfast but then lead to a deeper feeling of better health, maybe even an awakening after a bout of depression. A feeling of being in a rut but then climbing out of that rut.

Each musing is a little different. With titles like “Let Me Be”, “Cruising to Work”, and “Confessions of a Flower Eater”, you never really know what you’re going to get.

I recommend this book if you are looking for “everyday enchantments”.

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My One Love (The Brothers of Camelot Book 2) by Necie Navone – Review by Shannon Fowler

My One Love (The Brothers of Camelot Book 2)My One Love by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the continuation of Aless, now known as Lexy, and Grayson. Their story started in the My Life Series. That series should be read first as it will give you the back story for these two and because it was an awesome read as well! In that series Lexy and Grayson meet one night at a party and had an instant connection. That connection would hold them for more than five years. They both were hoping it would be enough when they found each other again. Fast forward to this story, My One Love, where we hope that connection can survive two strong, alpha characters.

My One Love is easy to read with action, steamy scenes, and like I said lots of alpha men and women. There are also the bad guys from the old family that Lexy must deal with along with a stubborn, bossy, protective man she has been secretly following. This story is not for the faint of heart as there is some violence, the kind of violence you would find when fighting an Italian mafia family. I love how Lexy’s friends step up in many of the situations, proving that having a tight circle is important.

I definitely recommend this story along with the other Camelot Brothers stories! Navone has quickly become a favorite one click!

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Happily Ever After – Brothers of Camelot Style by Necie Navone – Review by Shannon Fowler

Happily Ever After - Brothers of Camelot StyleHappily Ever After – Brothers of Camelot Style by Necie Navone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a fun read in order to catch up with Fitz and Bella from The Only One also by Necie Navone. It was also a good reminder about some of the other brothers.

The title certainly fits as this story is all about the happily ever after. There is no drama other than mom-zilla before the wedding and a couple of wedding twists. We also learn who “Peanut” really is. Really this story is sweet, sexy and so cute.

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Two Hearts Under Fire (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8) By Tamara Ferguson – Review by Shannon Fowler

TWO HEARTS UNDER FIRE (Two Hearts Wounded Warrior Romance Book 8)TWO HEARTS UNDER FIRE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you have not read the other books in this series stop right now and go get them and read them. Your heart will thank you!

Each book that Ferguson writes is a little sweet, a little sexy, a little dangerous and a whole lot of love.
Claire is hiding from trouble in the form of her ex-husband. Russ is trying to prove his innocence and avoiding the government spy hired to get rid of him. Together they create their own happiness.

Personally, I love these stories. Ferguson’s stories are easy to read for me, although for others with their own personal war stories, there may be triggers. Two Hearts Under Fire is a quick action packed story filled with all things Ferguson!

Can not wait to see who is next for Dragonfly Pointe!

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The Trouble With Paradise (A Madeline Dawkins Mystery Book 4) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Trouble with Paradise (Madeline Dawkins #4)The Trouble with Paradise by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hamilton is at it again. Bringing adventure and mystery and a little bit more romance to Madeline and Mike. Their latest adventure includes some dead husbands and confused widows. Even Madeline isn’t free from the danger her ex-husband brings but with Mike’s help and the help of her staff at MDPI nothing is going to get in Maddie’s way of solving these mysteries!

I am really enjoying the adventures that Hamilton is able to put Mike and Madeline through. Just enough danger to worry, just enough mystery to wonder, just enough love to keep us hoping. Hamilton’s writing style hasn’t changed from Book 1. She is definitely on a roll with this series. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

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Shattered Melody: A romantic suspense novella by Amy McKinley – Review by Shannon Fowler

Shattered MelodyShattered Melody by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4 stars or 5 stars…I was thinking that the only way this story could have been better is if it had been longer but really then it would have seemed to drag on. This novella was short and to the point. Main character Emma is easy to love, to laugh and cry with. So definitely 5 stars.

The secondary characters of Danny, Reece, Linda and the friends from college are all an intricate part of Emma’s life. They are all suspicious in their dealings with Emma, leaving me guessing right up until the end. I had my doubts that a quick story could have a happy ending but my faith in Amy McKinley never wavered.

The story line was super easy to follow even with the flash backs. Those looks into the past helped explain Emma’s character and feelings so well.

Here’s hoping that these characters will have another adventure…soon.

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Act II. Playing with Fire (Moore Family Saga Book 2) by Michele Sims – Review by Shannon Fowler

Act II. Playing with Fire (Moore Family Saga, #2)Act II. Playing with Fire by Michele Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second story in the Moore Family Saga and it follows Act I, about seven years later. While it seems not much has changed for Lecia and Cade it really has. Cade is a rock star, Lecia the stay at home mom. It seems the only danger to this perfect family is themselves. Miles is growing and it seems he is more special than we first thought.

This storyline is easy to read and easy to follow. While the characters Lecia and Cade are likeable, I find that I don’t LOVE them…yet. They have poor communication skills with each other and as husband, wife, friends or lovers they really should be able to express themselves better. They may have avoided much conflict in their lives…oh, well…good job Sims, a story about how we are our own worst enemies! Don’t get me wrong, these two have to fight off much more than themselves. Some people, in stories and real life, just want what they can’t have! Plus having a son with such special abilities!

I recommended this saga and am looking forward to what Act III brings for this family.

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