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The Reason Why by Izzibella Beau – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Reason Why: Breathless SeriesThe Reason Why: Breathless Series by Izzibella Beau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“The circle of true love has a beginning and end that never stops. It is one that will always continue throughout the good and bad until each part can meet with the other and become whole again.”

While this story is about young love it is about true love. Izzibella Beau makes you believe in happily ever afters, no matter what your situation is.

I really liked this story. It had an element of suspense…you could feel that something bad or extremely sad was going to happen…FYI…it does happen. But these characters don’t let it end them, they find solutions and make their new situations work. (See quote above!)

Completely recommend this story to mature readers.

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Rewind by Rowan Shaw – Review by Shannon Fowler

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My first book by Rowan Shaw and I did not know what to expect. I love reading books recommended to me and then surprise! I love it! I haven’t read a lot of male/male romances but this one was beautifully written.

“Everything was so peaceful; I was finally safe in his arms. Enzo was one of the few people who had never judged me. One of the few who had never put me down. He made me feel secure like no one else could I was nearly clutching him to make sure he was really here.”

The love between Florian and Enzo is so strong and heart stopping. These characters are strong, smart, and oh so sexy!

I love endings that, while are happy for the main characters, leave me asking questions and looking for the next book. Shaw did not disappoint! Looking forward to more!

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Don’t Let Me by Marie Skye – Review by Shannon Fowler

Don't Let Me (The Simplicit Duet #1)Don’t Let Me by Marie Skye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this book…oh this author…every time Marie Skye puts words on paper my heart bursts! Every book, while each story is different, has the same underlying WOW!

This story seems to be a love triangle with the hint of a love threesome. But then there’s the danger of Olivia’s birth father and the sneakiness of Jaxon AND Damien. I really don’t know which one I am cheering for…oh wait yes, I do. It’s Olivia!

I love the title of this book because I had to say it plenty of times while reading it… “don’t let me” throw my kindle, “don’t let me” wake my sleeping family from my yelling, “don’t let me” message this author what I am feeling right now!

And I love reading books. I love reading series. I even like reading books with cliff hangers but when I don’t even see the cliff coming!! O.M.G. way to go Marie Skye! Way. To. Go. Definitely looking forward to book 2.

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Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Shannon Fowler

Little Miss Eyes of BlueLittle Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is the prequel to The Woman America Loves a Latte but can really be read after wards as well. This story is more about Veloura’s parents which in turn gives us more insight into how she becomes the way she is. I would have preferred to read this one first.

The character of Veloura is a very young child throughout most of this story. She faces terrible neglect from her parents due to their lack of communication with each other and their own selfishness. Their actions make understanding Vee so much easier. I can see why at age 20 in the next book she still seemed a little dippy.

Vee’s parents, Marla and Paul are an interesting set of people. Marla’s “problems” could easily be labeled as drug addiction, but that is only the beginning of her problems. While the dad, Paul seems to want a perfect family with no effort from himself.

Tierney-Bedord creates these characters that we can relate to, even hate a little, but ones we can understand. We may even know people like this in real life.

Reading Tierney-Bedord’s books always makes me want to read the next one so there’s no doubt that I will be looking forward to the next one!

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The Woman America Love a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Woman America Loves a LatteThe Woman America Loves a Latte by Holly Tierney-Bedord
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting story. I laughed “a Latte” and am looking forward to reading more in this series, because that ending!?! Really Tierney-Bedord!? And that Prologue really didn’t help me with the story…so yeah, I need more!

Vee seems like an airhead but then I remember she is only 20 years old through most of this story. She is supposed to be a little ditzy and naïve. I felt bad for Vee that she didn’t have family that she could turn to or even many friends. Thank goodness for Suzie though!

Even as a non-coffee drinker I found this story fun to read. I found the coffee cup car very funny and could just picture it driving down the roads of America!

This is not my first book by Tierney-Bedord and won’t be my last as I like her writing style.

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Rafferty (Default Distraction #2) by A.S. Roberts – Review by Shannon Fowler

Rafferty (Default Distraction #2)Rafferty by A.S. Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“It was almost better this way, we had found each other at a time in our lives when we could truly appreciate exactly what we’d been denied and what we’d been missing.”

Roberts has continued the Default Distraction series with Rafferty. This book can be read as a stand- alone but there are some references to the first book, Brody, which will make you want to read it anyways. So just start at the beginning and enjoy!

Rafferty and Lauren were teenage best friends, lovers, and soul mates. However, illness, rock stardom and life gets in the way of love and these two are separated for all the wrong reasons. Many years later they are reunited, hopefully it’s not too late for them. There are a lot of secrets to be revealed and truths to discover.

I loved this story and the characters in it. I love the flow of the story line itself. Roberts writes a story that I can believe and escape into, making me look forward to the next story she writes!

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Flirty Dancing: A Spicy Romantic Comedy About the Afterlife (The Green Room Chronicles Book 3) by J.D. Frettier – Review by Shannon Fowler

Flirty DancingFlirty Dancing by J.D. Frettier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This short story is a mix of utter sadness and far-fetched hilarity! No one really knows what happens to us after our deaths and Frettier gives us just one view with this easy fun read. Frettier has an easy to read writing style that makes this reader want to read the rest of the series.

Kitty suddenly dies and instead of going to Heaven or Hell, she is sent to The Green Room. A place where some people go after they die. The Green Room has many other people waiting. Instant friends come to the aid of Kitty in her confusion and introduce her to the Green Room amenities.

Many characters in this story equals many other stories to read!!

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Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers #5) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shannon Fowler

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5)Turning the Tide by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story gives another view into marriage, BDSM and just being a decent person. (Some of my favorite things!)

Luke is a married man. His marriage, like every marriage, has had its ups and downs. But unlike every marriage, Luke’s wife is unstable and there seems to be more to their situation. Their marriage is in the toilet before we even get to met them, so what is really going on?

Connie, not Luke’s wife, is herself divorced and learning to have fun and to trust men. Her ex-husband hurt her emotionally so she’s not ready to fall in love.

When Luke and Connie are convinced, by different friends, to visit a swinger’s club called, The Factory, they learn many new things.

“We have a real mix of people, of ages, sizes, colors, politics, backgrounds. It’s like once we get naked, we strip all those differences away. Underneath we’re all just human.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if the whole world worked this way?

If you are looking for some hot and spicy sex scenes with consensual adults, then you should pick up this book. Alexander has written another great story in her Eastern Shore Swingers Series, in fact you should check them all out, starting with Book one, Fisher of Men.

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Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights Series Book 4) by Sonya Jesus – Review by Shannon Fowler

Knights Who Won My Heart (Knights, #4)Knights Who Won My Heart by Sonya Jesus
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the conclusion to the Knight Series. Lia’s happily ever after right!? Hold that thought!

I love this book and this series. Sonya Jesus has continued her easy writing style with this story. The first three books were getting to know all the players while this book focused on The King and The Queen.

If you have read this series from the beginning, and you should, then you will already know that Hawk is a psycho! But if for some reason you were on the fence about him, read this:

“I can already feel Amelia’s tears moisturizing my skin when he passes. Until then, prolonging his death is the best punishment. Hope will slowly dissipate and leave her with nothing, until he finally dies and fills her with loss.”

Each surprise in this story had me shaking my head in disbelief and in wonder! The cliff hanger from Book 3 continues into this book and adds to the devastation, shock and down right heart break!

I loved every part of this book but the ending, absolute perfection! I can not wait to read more from Sonya Jesus!

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Seraphina’s Revolution (The Seraphina Series Book 4) by Sheena Hutchinson – Review by Shannon Fowler

Seraphina's Revolution (Seraphina #4)Seraphina’s Revolution by Sheena Hutchinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The biggest war the spiritual world has ever seen is about to begin.”

Seraphina’s time has finally come! This is book 4 in the Seraphina Series. And what an ending this is! This series has been watching Seraphina’s change and growth while she learned to literally take on the world.

Characters from the previous books have returned to help and hinder Sera. In fact, each book picks up where the last one left off. Hutchinson’s world is filled with Angels, Demons and creatures both good and bad, which makes this book and series a must read.

Hutchinson’s writing style through out this book (and series) is easy to read, IF you have read the previous books. I highly recommend this fantasy series and am looking forward to reading more from this author!

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