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The Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Arrangement Duet Box SetThe Arrangement Duet Box Set by Madison Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG two fantastic books in one bundle. Why haven’t I read Madison Quinn before?

The first book of this duet is entitled On His Terms. The second being On Her Terms. On His Terms introduces us to Nicholas Parker and Kenzie Rose. These two have easily become my newest favorite couple! Their Arrangement makes me love them even more! After everything Kenzie has gone through, she still turns into a sweet, caring, brave and tough person. Nicholas faces his own demons and also turns into a caring individual. However, those very crappy pasts are what forces these two into The Arrangement.

On Her Terms is book two and my, oh my, do things heat up! I love love love these characters. I love their new arrangement, I love the mystery and I love their love!

The only “bad” part of this duet is during the second half of the second story. I felt there were two parts that needed more explaining, I felt like there was something missing in these two situations. It may have just been an editing thing because I even went back thinking I was reading too fast and missed something. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen! They were minor parts in the grand scheme of things but I guess enough for me to notice. With that being said I still LOVE this duet.

Nicholas and Kenzie’s struggle for happiness is real. Trust is hard to give even in the most perfect of situations. Madison Quinn’s stories are full of intrigue and heart ache for both of our leads. Well worth the read! I am certainly looking into more that she has written!

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A High Price to Pay (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 2) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Shannon Fowler

A High Price to Pay (Madeline Dawkins, #2)A High Price to Pay by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Madeline Dawkins is back. She has escaped her ex-husband and his goons, in fact, they are in jail with hopefully no chance of ever getting out. Of course, that is not to be! Madeline has once again learned that she is tough and smart. With the help of Mike and some unlikely other characters, it’s time to show the bad guy just how tough she is.

I have once again enjoyed the adventure of Madeline Dawkins. I was on the edge of my seat wondering how everything would turn out. Cynthia Hamilton has an easy to read style which made it hard to put this book down. I love the way this story has a mystery inside of another mystery. Lots of action so there is never a boring moment.

Madeline’s character shows growth and potential in just these first two books. I can’t wait to see where Hamilton takes her. This book is part of a series so it is best to read them in order.

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Squall Line (The Inland Seas Series Book One) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Shannon Fowler

Squall Line (The Inland Seas #1)Squall Line by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Modern day pirates! Misunderstood bad guys! This is what all romance dreams are made of.
McNamee does not disappoint! McNamee’s stories always have parts that make you laugh, cry and even sigh. Squall Line is no different in those aspects. However, it is different in that it is original (at least to me). Pirates usually conjure images of long ago, peg legs, eye patches, smelly uncaring men. Thankfully that is not the case in McNamee’s world of pirates!

I loved this adventure as I was not sure which way it was going to go. The ending left me wishing it wasn’t ending but still smiling, wanting more and glad to know that there is more in this new series! I loved that this story was easy to follow, not too many characters or story lines. Just the right amount of suspense, steam and adventure!

I recommend this story as well as other stories by McNamee.

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Spouse Trap: A Madeline Dawkins Mystery (The Madeline Dawkins Series Book 1) by Cynthia Hamilton – Review by Shannon Fowler

Spouse Trap (Madeline Dawkins, #1)Spouse Trap by Cynthia Hamilton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by Hamilton. Completely enjoyed this adventure. The main character, Madeline, is one tough cookie. She may not have thought she was but she proved that no matter what was thrown her way she would survive.
Her husband, Steven, is easy to hate. His actions make it too easy. It’s hard to image someone as vile and evil as he is. The secondary characters of Burt and Mike added to the adventure of Madeline’s life.
I am glad that this is just the beginning of this series and look forward to seeing what happens next.

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Out of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot – Review by Shannon Fowler

Out of the Box CollectionOut of the Box Collection by Jennifer Theriot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This collection contains three books, Awakening, Regifted and Everlasting by Jennifer Theriot. Book one, Awakening, is all about Olivia and how her life is about to change. There are so many characters to get to know, so much relatability, so many feelings, second chances, first loves. This book really had it all. As a book one it could have ended as it is. It ends happily, enough, there’s a good amount of closure, however, this IS a set so YAY there is more!!

Book 2 is Regifted and is a continuation of Olivia and Ash’s discovery. Discovery of each other and their love. Life is good for Olivia and just continues to get better. However, some unimaginable twists are thrown in and things aren’t as perfect as they seem.

Book 3 Everlasting is O.M.G. This book continues status quo until it doesn’t!! I can’t even with this conclusion!

A complete adventure in 3 books! I can’t wait to see if Theriot gives us more of these characters…she just has to! Highly recommended!

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Say Something by Jennifer L. Allen – Review by Shannon Fowler

Say SomethingSay Something by Jennifer L. Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

How many characters or even people in real life actually say:

“I never thought I would return to the town I grew up in”

“I wanted to leave there so fast after graduation”

“I always imagined bigger and better things for myself.”

It seems like many second chance romance stories start with this same ideal. The main character is coming home after trying to live life somewhere else, usually a big city. Say Something starts out that way but quickly turns into something more! Not just one main character is returning to the small hometown they grew up in, but both of them are! Danny and Jess are high school sweethearts who grew up together, got married, moved away, divorced, and returned home to the small town that brought them together. Where family means everything. Where love always win.

“Nothing in love is unforgivable”

I love these characters so much. Their heartaches, their frustration, their growing up moments.

“If there was one thing I had learned over the years, it was that one of the most crucial parts of adulthood was recognizing and then admitting when you needed help.”

This author and book is new to me so I cannot wait to read more from this author. I highly recommend this story.

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Murder Among Friends by Linda J. Burson – Review by Shannon Fowler

Murder Among FriendsMurder Among Friends by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an interesting read. What an adventure. So many characters to watch and wonder about. Murder and mystery, stalking and even some love thrown in. Oh, and don’t forget about the twist that blind sides you at the end!!!

Cammy and Grant are super sweet together. Zach and Leah are the ultimate brother and sister in law. The kids are angels, simply children.

Linda Burson is known to me from her Marcy series. While, this book has nothing to do with that series, the writing style keeps you turning the pages. The storyline keeps you guessing for sure.

This is another recommended story by Burson. I wonder what she’s working on now…

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Beachcomber Enemy: a Romantic Thriller (Beachcomber Investigations Book 10) by Stephanie Queen – Review by Shannon Fowler

Beachcomber EnemyBeachcomber Enemy by Stephanie Queen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another good story by Stephanie Queen. It has lots of action, lots of loving and lots of adventure. Beachcomber Enemy has bad guys with some danger thrown in too.

This series has several books, in fact this is book 10. I have read book 7 (see my review) and now have read this one. Each story seems to have a different adventure for our couple, Dane and Shana. Each story we get to know and love Dane and Shana a little more. During this story their trust for each other is tested while they try to find a maniac who is trying to kill them.

Queen has an easy and fun writing style which makes reading these stories…easy and fun! Another easily recommended story.

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Fierce Emotions (Marcy Series Book 8) by Linda Burson – Review by Shannon Fowler

Fierce EmotionsFierce Emotions by Linda Burson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fierce Emotions is book 8 in the Marcy Series and should be read completely in order.

This book continues with all that is Marcy and her “soap opera quality stories”. Her husbands, Brad and Liam, add to her chaos called life. All three are crazy in love with each other and sometimes just plain crazy.

This story reads in a simple style, one that is easy to follow. There are enough supporting characters to keep up with, enough action and plenty of wonder. I always feel, with this series, like something huge is about to happen. And while the trio has its ups and downs, there is no major life altering event. Each story feels like its building to something explosive.

I am amazed that Burson is able to keep this story line going with new twists while keeping me so entertained. I have not grown tired of Marcy, Brad or Liam’s antics. While this story ends on a happy note there are other unknowns, which leads me to believe a book nine is in the making! And then I read the author’s notes and learn that there are 13 books in the Marcy series!! I can’t wait to see where Burson takes this family!

Linda Burson is an author with stories made to entertain the reader.

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Impact (Twisted Hearts Love Story #4) by Autumn Sand – Review by Shannon Fowler

Impact (A Twisted Hearts Love Story book 4)Impact by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Loving me doesn’t mean you trust me. I want all of you, Manuel. I want your secrets, because you know I would keep them. I want your pain, because you know I will swallow it and make it my own. I want your happiness because that’s when I love you most. I want your fears because we are supposed to fight those demons together. I want your love because that is what keeps me alive. Don’t you understand? I want it all, or nothing.” — Zoe

This story is the fourth book in the Twisted Hearts series and it so fits right in with the theme. I have read the other three books in this series but it has been a few years. I did not have to refresh my memory with the other books as there was little reference to the characters from those books. Would I recommend reading them? Definitely!

Impact is a story that bounces around from present day to the past. The characters remain the same through-out the story as Manny is telling it through his perspective. We see how each character “impacts” the others, both negatively and positively. This is Manny’s story. A story that has kept me turning the pages and hoping that Autumn Sand will continue not only this series but continue writing anything, because she is just that good!

Go one click her books today!

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