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Hidden by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shannon Fowler

Hidden (Ash Park, #4)Hidden by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Each novel in the Ash Park series just gets creepier and creepier. This one is sick and twisted. This book isn’t for the faint of heart. Hidden starts off with a murder just like the rest of the series. But that basement…man, why are basements so creepy? The killers in each of these stories are so messed up.

Hidden is book 4 and is part of a series that really should be read in order. The main characters, Detectives Morrison and Petrosky, are hard at work trying to make Ash Park a safer place. But evil ranks high here. And it seems as if its an evil they already know. References are made to situations from the first three books so if you haven’t read the first ones you will be wondering about certain things. This series is so worth the time.

O’Flynn’s writing makes my heart pound and my breath short! Her stories also make me hug my loved ones a little extra after every chapter! I would recommend this book, this author and this series to the reader that likes gore, mystery, and heartache. This is not a fairytale with rainbows and unicorns. No sparkly sunshines here.

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Conviction by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shannon Fowler

Conviction (Ash Park, #2)Conviction by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

And the mystery of Ash Park continues!! This series must be read in order

This part of the story follows the Prosecuting Attorney Shannon Taylor. She is a hard woman. Burned by her cheating ex husband who happens to be her boss. She’s tough and has more guys friends than girlfriends. She is beginning to question what she believes is the truth. She loves her family. And someone is trying to get her to quit.

Then there’s death. Death of the bad guys, death of the people who know too much, and even death of loved ones. It’s the loved one’s deaths that make this story feel too much like reality and really brings on the tears. But having a support system, just that one person to lean on, truly helps. Shannon Taylor has that with her best friend, Curt Morrison. He’s also a detective. He’s Petrosky’s partner, from book one.

Conviction has a little of everything, the murdering psychos, a little romance, and all the feelings that go with them. This author really keeps me entertained with the story line, as I really never know who the murderer is or what is going to happen next.

I enjoyed this story and can not wait to read the next in this series!

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Famished by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shannon Fowler

Famished (Ash Park, #1)Famished by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you love murder mysteries, detectives that never quit, and stories that keep you guessing while turning the pages, then this is a book for you.

Detective Petrosky has a past that we get bits and pieces of throughout the story. It doesn’t seem like a good past, which makes him a hardened cop. But he’s perfect for Ash Park and the killer that’s on the loose.

Hannah has a past of her own, which is why she’s in Ash Park. But the sad thing is her past followed her here. Now people around her are dying.

Meghan O’Flynn is a new to me author so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this story. What a surprise! While this story is gruesome to read it is quite the adventure with surprises at every turn.
Well worth the read. This story is written in every character’s point of view which certainly keeps the mystery going of who the killer might be! There seems to be an awful lot of crazy in these characters heads.

Looking forward to the next book to see where Detective Petrosky and his friends end up!

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The Jack (The Immortal Series, Book 2) by M.K. Harkins – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Jack (The Immortal Series Book Two)The Jack by M.K. Harkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Jack is book 2 and should be read after book one called The Reader. This series is off to a fantastic, adventurous start. I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the newest characters. Some characters return from book one and others are new to us.

The bottom line is essentially the same as book one. Good versus evil. There were three groups unknown to humans, trying to make the world a better place. One group, The Jacks, decided to turn away from good, while the Readers and the Seers continued making peace. After a war between the groups it was believed that all of the Jacks were destroyed. However, we have book 2 telling us a different story!

The story line is a little different in that, Sadie who is a Seer, must fulfill the vision of destroying the last of the Jacks. But Harkins has other plans! Archer is that last known Jack and while he has his own secrets he must earn back the trust of his friends who are seers and readers.

I liked how this story kept the mystery of the three groups, humans still don’t know they exist. I liked how the characters worked together with their powers to find out the truth. This story was easy to read as are Harkins other books. Definite recommendation for anyone liking a little adventure in a fantasy world!

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Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Shannon Fowler

Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set (Books 1-3)Romance in Rehoboth Boxed Set by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Romance in Rehoboth is three separate stories. While each one can be read as a stand-alone, reading them in order tends to develop a better feel for Montgomery’s writing style and the characters that are casually mentioned through-out each story.

Fat Girl is the first book and is about Claire. Claire realizes that “everyone’s fat is different.” Most people are going through something in their life. Montgomery has created a character that learns she is strong, she is important, and everyone deserves unconditional love.

The Flip is one of the funnier stories I have read. Andrew and Sonnet inherit a house. While this normally wouldn’t be such a big deal, Andrew and Sonnet are not friends, which makes reading about them and their situations even funnier.

Plot Twist is book three and has a stage production setting. Lindy is our overweight sweetheart. She has little self esteem until she is on stage and then she feels like she can be anyone and do anything. She also learns that taking a chance could lead to greater things.

All three leading ladies learn that taking a risk has nothing to do with the size of your body but the size of your heart!

Loving this series so far!

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The Only One by Necie Navone – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Only One (Brothers of Camelot, #1)The Only One by Necie Navone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Necie Navone is a new to me author! I am so glad I took a chance on this author! This story had me laughing out loud, turning pages as fast as I could read the words and sighing with the sweet sexiness of it all. And now I’m patiently waiting for the next in this Brothers of Camelot series.

The story line is good. The writing is good. The characters are awesome! The main characters are Drake and Isabella. They were friends, actually, the best of friends until they were teenagers. Then time got away from them and life happened. It didn’t help that there were meddling families involved as well. They lost track of each other, each longing for the other to find them. When they get back together though, wow! And then, then this story takes a little twist that I didn’t think was going to happen. I mean the story line had the potential to go this dark way, but it wasn’t written like it was going to. So, I was taken by surprise!

Luckily both Bella and Drake have a great support system, the other Brothers of Camelot! Who doesn’t “need a little help from their friends?”

I can not wait to read the rest of this series!

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Alterations Trilogy: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen – Review by Shannon Fowler

ALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal WillALTERATIONS TRILOGY: Alterations, Game Changer, Primal Will by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This trilogy starts off with Alterations and is easy to read. It is a story about 3 different women with 3 different situations. Dr. Kite seems like a hero with his “alterations” for the women. Game Changer is book two and continues the story with Lilly, Ellen and Gigi. We learn how their lives have changed with their alterations from book 1. It is an interesting and intriguing read. The trilogy finishes up with Primal Will, which has a slightly twisted ending, so keep reading! Over all this trilogy was pretty good.

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Our Unexpected Hope by Michelle Sullivan – Review by Shannon Fowler

Our Unexpected HopeOur Unexpected Hope by Michelle Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

O.M.G. This book has even more feels than book one! In order to read this book, you should really read book one, Our Next Chapter, it’s not absolutely necessary but will make the relationships throughout the story so much better. Quinn is the main character in this story. She is the daughter of Karalyn and Dez. Their story is book one.

Quinn and Dez’s relationship makes me sigh because who doesn’t love a good dad and daughter situation. And then I have to laugh out loud. and often! But the real love story is between Quinn and Noah! Holy Hotness those two sure know how to cause some serious steam!

Quinn and Noah start off hot and heavy and right from the start they feel their connection. Their connection is almost too good to be true, but they don’t fight it. They love it and each other. Their journey however is not all rainbows and roses.

Sullivan must love knowing she causes readers to cry. Actually, this story was very close to an ugly cry, but Sullivan reigned it in and created an unbelievable heart fulfilling story! I wish I could give this story more than 5 stars.

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Our Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan – Review by Shannon Fowler

Our Next ChapterOur Next Chapter by Michelle Sullivan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this story. The story line, the characters, the writing style, the adventure. I love it!
Karalyn and Dez, childhood best friends turned high school sweethearts, turned enemies?!? But can they get back what was lost?!

There was a lot of heart ache in this story but from that heartache came their “next chapter”. Sullivan let Karalyn know every emotion possible. In turn we as the reader got to experience every emotion as well. While Karalyn learned how to live with heart break we felt her every pain. The love. We felt her anger. And denial. Every emotion Karalyn experienced thanks to Dez we felt it too.

This book was easy to follow and read. The villains were not the usual villains, but they were still easy to hate. And Karalyn proves to herself that she really doesn’t need Dez.

Sullivan breaks your heart during this story and then just as easily puts it together again.

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Summer Fling by Tarrah Anders – Review by Shannon Fowler

Summer FlingSummer Fling by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story is based in the small town of Sweeny. Emma and her friends own and run a clothing store. They grew up in Sweeny. They live there. The summer time brings tourists to not only their store but the town as well. But only until summer is over. Relationships don’t start in the summer, flings do, because everyone knows tourists leave. Emma has been burned once before by a summer relationship that ended up being a fling.

Royce comes to town with his friends to set up a veterinarian office. They come to town at the beginning of summer like the rest of the tourists do but they plan on staying.

Now Royce and Emma have to decide if a relationship is something they can do. And then as if the summer time isn’t enough of pressure for these two, Anders throws in a couple of crazy little twists.

This is my first book by Anders and I am happy I took a chance on a new to me author! Cute story, good characters, different story-line. This book was easy to read, easy to understand and follow. I can recommend this story and look forward to reading more from Anders.

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