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Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set: (Books 1-2-3) Vigilante Justice Thriller Series by Mark Nolan – Review by Shannon Fowler

Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set (Jake Wolfe #1-3)Jake Wolfe Series Bundle Box Set by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 1
Wow what an adventure! Absolutely love Jake Wolfe!! He’s funny, smart, good looking, according to himself and so easy to either love or hate, depending on what you might be hiding. When wealthy lawyers around the city of San Francisco start dying, it is up to Jake and his photojournalist investigative skills to find the killer, known as The Artist, before the next person killed is Jake himself.
Book 2
The excitement and danger starts from the very first chapter with the mystery starting on the very first page! Jake Wolfe is our main character and is back doing what he does best; protecting those in need of being protected, chasing the bad guys and making the cops mad.
Book 3
Reading this story was like welcoming back an old friend. Mark Nolan easily brings Jake Wolfe to life. There is action, suspense and even a little romance in this story. Nolan takes us into the mind of not only Jake but also the psychopath killer.

Overall this book set is filled with adventure, danger and some laughter and a touch of romance. Worth it!

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The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Fat Girl's Guide to Loving Your BodyThe Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Here is a self-help guide that might actually work. Of course, you have to do the homework and just like with most things, this will work if you do.

I really liked the way Montgomery wrote this book. Like she’s talking to a friend. And don’t friends want their friends to be happy and healthy? This book makes me feel like Montgomery wants me to be happy. Happiness just may start with loving your own body! (Regardless of your current size!)

This book is easy to read and flows well, touching on many topics that affect a “fat girl” from hating body parts to media “expectations” to diets and fads. Many sections of this guide have “homework” or a journaling assignment. Can you read this book without doing the homework? Of course you can but if you truly want to love your body, do the work. That’s my ”Bopo Meditation”: Do the work.

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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman – Review by Shannon Fowler

Journeys Through SpaceTimeJourneys Through SpaceTime by James Talisman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the debut novel for Talisman, making it the first I have read by this author. Journeys Through is a new sci-fi/fantasy series. Talisman does a great job of creating not only one fantasy world but several within a universe!

Those many different Verses, are shown to us in the first chapter. We jump right into the adventure of this story…this world. There is a great battle coming. Good v. Evil. The ultimate battle and every being must be ready. With many different characters and worlds being introduced it is easy to become lost, but Talisman has a way of bringing the reader right where he wants them.

If you are a fan of fantasy, sci-fi or adventure, then this is the book for you!

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Maggie (Maggie Trilogy Book 1) by Mya O’Malley – Review by Shannon Fowler

MaggieMaggie by Mya O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a mysterious, sometimes fun, sometimes scary story to read. Ghosts, jealous lovers, and best of friends.
This is not my first book by O’Malley because she writes such entrancing stories of mystery. Surprises at every turn.
Naomi is the female main character and has many jobs. Writer, mystery solver, friend, lover. She is strong willed and smart. Finding the ghost of Maggie, solving the mystery surrounding her life and death and dealing with Ryan, Nick and Bryce, leaves Naomi a little exhausted, crazy almost.
I really enjoyed reading about Naomi and Maggie and look forward to reading the next story in this trilogy.

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The Ash Park Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shannon Fowler

The Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and RepressedThe Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Meghan O’Flynn was a new to me author when I first read Famished, 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.

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.

O.M.G. Repressed is INTENSE. Frightening, scary, gruesome, and intense. I think I was holding my breath through the last half of the book. I know my heart was on edge! I think this one is my favorite of this series so far! O’Flynn is a sick and twisted kind of author! Which is becoming my favorite kind of author!

This box set is a great way to start this series, they have to be read in order so why not buy in bulk! You won’t be sorry when ready about Ash Park, especially if you love mysteries, adventures and the unknown!

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Hennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone – Review by Shannon Fowler

Hennessey on the RocksHennessey on the Rocks by Monica DeSimone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hennessey on the Rocks is my first book by DeSimone and won’t be the last. This story has quite a few feels throughout. Lots of hurting and misunderstanding between the main characters of Johnnie and Charlie. The kids, Abie and Jace, are so super cute and funny and stuck in the middle of adult crap. However, I do like the way this author makes the kids put the adult situations right back on the adults!

This story is easy to read in that the plot is well written and flows naturally. The story itself, the heart ache of the characters, is what hurts. Good overall story and will read more from this author in the future.

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Recall: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 6) by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Shannon Fowler

Recall: An Ash Park Novel (Volume 6)Recall: An Ash Park Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 6! Who would have thought this series would keep going! Dark mystery, violent murders, sadness…all the negative feels. No rainbows here!

O’Flynn writes mystery horror stories. I wanted to mention that she’s the Stephen King of Indie but then there’s a reference in the story and that might not be the compliment I mean it to be! I love her twisted way of writing. Page turning even in the gruesomeness of it all.

I would never want to live in a place like Ash Park but if I did I would want these detectives there battling for good, trying to safe human-kind!

I recommend this story, heck this whole series. But you must read it all in order. You won’t be sorry. Such a great story!

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Amy’s Santa (Satan’s Devils MC Second Generation #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Shannon Fowler

Amy's Santa (Satan's Devils MC Second Generation #1)Amy’s Santa by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story has some of our favorite characters from Mellet’s other series visiting for the “event of the century!” The beginning of Amy’s Santa shows us the love that Amy and Drew have for each other, regardless of their age difference. Only time will tell if that difference keeps them apart.

This story has motorcycle clubs, love, violence, family and BDSM situations. The story is easy to read and action packed. Mellet does a good job with the characters and their reactions to the situations that happen.

No need to read the other series first but just know, after reading any of Mellet’s MC’s books will get you wanting to read all of them!

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Rule (The Larussio Legacy Book 1) by Via Mari – Review by Shannon Fowler

Rule The Larussio Legacy (#1)Rule The Larussio Legacy by Via Mari
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Mari’s series. I like how each series is about a different family, each book about a different couple but that the families over-lap through-out each series.

I really liked this story line. Katarina and Chase were introduced in The Torzial Series, as friends of Jenny and Brian. We later fell more in love with them in the Prestian Series. And now during the Larussio Legacy we continue to follow their story! We also get to meet Katarina’s cousin Giovanni and his new friend Serena. What a match these two are! Katarina has to prove she can rule the family while her father is injured and possibly on his death bed; Gio has to prove that he can rule his own life without his uncle’s guidance and judgement; Serena proves to herself that she is smart, strong and worthy.

As I have said before, Mari’s mafia families and crazy good sex make for amazing stories! You don’t have to read the other series before this one, but if you do, when you get to this story it feels like you have a better connection with the characters

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Naughty & Nice (Spicetopia #4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Shannon Fowler

Naughty & NiceNaughty & Nice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another story from Spicetopia means another ride into a fantasy land. Alexander has created an adult world…well actually an adult playground that helps the reader escape real life problems. A dream land.

“No judgment. Everyone’s into different things, and it’s all good. I’ve never been in a place where I felt freer to be myself.”

There should be so many places where people can say this in the real world.

The plot idea is interesting enough, a male virgin…a minister virgin at that. Mix in a woman of experience, one with an open mind and you have the making of some sweet sexy fun. “Who knew?”
We follow many of the characters from Book one throughout the series. Each book looking at one
couple more than the others. Micah and Natalie are this book’s starring couple.

This story is such a fun read. Definitely recommend this story, series and author.

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