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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Shannon Fowler

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a man or woman in uniform? Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers, OH MY! This anthology has it all. And proceeds go to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation makes it even better!
9 of these 10 authors are new to me so what a great surprise that I now have that many more authors to stalk…err….follow!!

Romance on the Rig by Kara Liane is a cute insta-love story about Lana and Sean. Even with some misunderstandings, their fire burns brightly and right from the start!

Loving Lindsay by Larissa Gail is a heart-breaking, second chance love story about Lindsey, John and Gavin.

Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery is a story of Jenna and Trey, two people brought together over the death of another. This story has a few twists and an underlying message. You really don’t want to miss out!

This entire anthology is so worth the read! Each story so different but so good as well. You won’t be sorry when you go one click this one!

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Revive (Rewind Book 3) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Shannon Fowler

Revive (Rewind #3)Revive by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rowan Shaw is my favorite go to author for MM romance! I love this series, even the fact that some are stand-alone stories! I love these characters!
Brandon and Patrick are strong men, who happen to like other men. However, Patrick has an issue with Brandon. With such strong characters and feelings and beliefs, it will be a wonder if they can figure it out.

I like the flow of this story. The tension builds quickly between the characters but not at an unbelievable pace. Shaw keeps the pages turning and the tension building. Real life situations and feelings make this story so good.

Revive, along with the others in this series, is for open minded readers only. The characters are gay, bisexual, straight and pan. This story is about the love two people can share, about how different everyone is and about being happy together.

Highly recommend this love story.

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Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shannon Fowler

Fire & Ice (Spicetopia #3)Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really don’t know how each book can be so different but so good! Adult-only theme park? Yes please! BDSM, swingers, and danger oh my! And the sexy time was oh so hot!

I love the characters in this series, each one has a story. Each story is developed just enough for the reader to keep turning the pages! Sometimes characters resonate with the reader and sometimes it’s the words that are written. Every reader is bound to find something with Alexander’s stories.

Start by reading the first in this series so you can love all the characters, all the mischief, all the fun Alexander has to offer. This series is not for readers under 18, not for readers with closed minds. I think Enya said it best: “I didn’t think it was the right thing for me. Not that I blamed anyone else for enjoying it…”

Take a chance and enjoy!

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Evergreen by Mya O’Malley – Review by Shannon Fowler

EvergreenEvergreen by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely nothing wrong with this sweet sweet story. O’Malley has written a sweet easy read. Characters that have depth, characters that grow in just a short amount of time. And a story that includes a dog “angel”! Definite win!

I liked the way this story flowed. We were introduced to June first, along with her passion for the animals at the shelter. She comes across a little clumsy and unsure of herself. Then we are introduced to Graham and Maxine and they are “—perfect.” Graham is a kind hearted man who seems a little unsure of his awesome-ness as well. These two seem like the perfect match, but there is also Maxine to worry about.

I really enjoyed this cute story and recommend it to readers of any age.

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Falling For His Badass by Jessika Klide – Review by Shannon Fowler

Falling For His BadassFalling For His Badass by Jessika Klide
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My first book by Jessika Klide and won’t be my last. This story was an easy read. If you like to read about love at first sight kind of love with some hot sex thrown in, then this is the story for you.

“She teases me. “Vanilla is boring.” I chuckle. “That’s not necessarily true. All flavors begin with vanilla. So, in reality, vanilla is the foundation for the rest of the flavors because it’s pure.”

Lizzy and B.A. haven’t met yet but they are “almost set up” by her friend and his brother. With a slight twist in plans the two will meet but their connection just might be too good to be true.

This story, while short is worth the read and will hopefully lead to more. I will be looking into more by this author!

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Stars Fall From the Sky (Reigning Hearts Book Two) by KG Fletcher – Review by Shannon Fowler

Stars Fall From the Sky (Reigning Hearts #2)Stars Fall From the Sky by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A heartbreaking story from the start! All the elements of a great story: heartache, confusion, sadness, hope, joy, love and peace.

Ginger is a character that I could relate to. I felt her sadness at the turn of events her life took. Jonathan’s guilty feelings were justifiably on point as well. Grief has no timetable and affects everyone so differently. Fletcher hits on these points precisely.

While this is book two in the Reigning Hearts Series, it can be read as a standalone. References are made to the couple from the first book but not enough to distract from this storyline. I suggest reading this story with some tissues handy.

As always I am wondering who could be up next for Fletcher!

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Beneath the Fallen City (The Omni Towers Series Book 1) by Jamie A. Waters – Review by Shannon Fowler

Beneath the Fallen City (The Omni Towers, #1)Beneath the Fallen City by Jamie A. Waters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is so good. I don’t usually read dystopian stories but thought I would give this one a try as I may get the chance to meet this author in a few months. I am so glad I did!

The setting of this story is after the apocalypse. People have been divided, obviously. Kayla is our main character. She is rough, tough and oh so sexy. She is completely awesome. She’s smart, funny and doesn’t take crap from anyone. She lives to find lost treasure. However, others want the lost treasures of the world as well. Carl being just one of them. Carl is also rough, tough and oh so sexy. He is a little higher on the social scale than Kayla but you wouldn’t know it. These two cause problems for each other as soon as they meet.

With some unexpected twists, these two end up fighting for love, humanity and basically world peace! The adventure Kayla takes is breath-taking and a little unbelievable. She learns things about herself she never even imagined.

I “hated” the way this story ended, mostly because I didn’t want it to end at all! So glad there is more!
Highly recommend this story!

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Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 1) by Becki Willis – Review by Shannon Fowler

Chicken Scratch (The Sisters, Texas #1)Chicken Scratch by Becki Willis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My first story by Becki Willis has been time well spent! This story is well written, funny and interesting! Chicken Scratch is an original mystery. My only complaint is that I wish the romance between Brash and Madison would have developed into more…maybe that just means there will be another story in the Sisters series. (Fingers crossed!)

The characters in this story get into a little mischief, but when solving a murder that can happen. The story behind the towns that make up the setting for this story, which I loved, is rather original. Chicken Scratch also includes danger, friendship and enough information about chickens houses than I thought I would ever know! I am looking forward to what other stories Willis comes up with.

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The Men of Holmby Hills: Chase (The Holmby Hills Series Book 1) by Allyson Simonian – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Men of Holmby Hills: ChaseThe Men of Holmby Hills: Chase by Allyson Simonian
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is the first for me by Allyson Simonian. It was a surprisingly fast read, almost too fast as just as I was getting into the characters it was over. However, it was entertaining enough for me to want to read other stories by Simonian. This series definitely has potential.

Chase and Carrie are two very different characters drawn together by love and attraction. What they do with that love is what makes this story interesting.

Looking forward to reading more about this couple and others that follow.

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

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

Skull, Melissa, Pyro…this seems like it could be one type of story but it turns out to be something else entirely! Some people, in real life and in stories are in love with the IDEA of being in love. I get that feeling a little in the book. But then there’s the “fate worse than death” part. You can’t imagine what could possibly be worse…until you either live it or you read it. Mellett hits it pretty head on.

Skull is the character that we were introduced in book 1as a prospect for the club. He earns his patch and becomes an official member. Pyro is a member who has been in the club for many years. Melissa is Skull’s ol’ lady. She is nervous and describes herself as boring and unadventurous. Being with and around the club members changes Melissa.

I loved this story. The unknown made me keep turning the pages while holding my breath! The characters made me keep turning the pages while hoping for the best. The ending had me jumping up and down and wanting to high five the characters. It also has me wanting the next book because EVERYONE has a story!

I recommend this story if it is read in order. I also would be interested in reading other works by this author.

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