Knight Watch by Maddie Wade and India Kells is the first book in the new series An Alliance Agency Novel. The story does not disappoint. It is full of action, suspense, with some romance thrown in. I always am leary when two authors join up for a book because at times it can get disjointed and you can see where one picks up and the other ends. These two authors work well together and the story is seamless. I have enjoyed other books by both of them in the past and was excited to see them working together again. The characters are well written and have some depth to them which allows the story to develop. I enjoyed learning about Kingsley Knight and Sydney Rutherford. They made a good pair in various ways. I look forward to more in this series and from each of these authors individually.
Fire & Ice by Phoebe Alexander is the third book in the Spicetopia series. Right off this is not for teens due to sexual content! Otherwise, this is a fun series set at an adult theme park. These do not need to be read in order but I have enjoyed the series in the order of the books. Neve Romano, Director of Security, and Enya Moore, Director of Public Relations are called to work together to save the park from sabotage. The only problem is she is fire and he is ice. When they start working together there is some steam started between them.
I enjoy Phoebe Alexander’s books and this is another to the growing list I have enjoyed. If you like a good read with a bit of suspense, some spicy parts this is the book for you.
Revive by Rowan Shaw is the third book in the Rewind series. This can be read as a standalone and fully enjoyed, but the other books are good also. Brandon is a recently divorced father who is grappling with his sexuality. Patrick is single and does not think he is relationship material. What happens when the two hook up one evening? This is a good story dealing not only with a fledgling relationship. I also liked Brandon is dealing with his bisexuality and the prejudice he comes across. This is dealing with realistic topics and handles it well. I will be keeping an eye out for more books from Rowan Shaw in the future.
Ricochet by Kathryn Berla is an interesting YA read. This book is suitable and can be enjoyed by teens and older. There is a sci-fi feel with science, parallel universes, and multiple characters who are the same person. The author keeps everything understandable and with a good flow. Tati, Ana, Tatyana, and Tanya are all their own person with their own characteristics. Each reacts differently to the same situations. The catch is they must all come together in order to survive. I will not give information on the plot because there is nothing worse than getting the plot and spoilers while reading a review. Just know this is a fun read that I did not want to put down. It is well written and the story is thought out and easy to follow.
Chicken Scratch by Becki Willis is the first book in The Sisters, Texas Mystery series. This is a cozy, fun mystery to read. What happens when you have gotten used to the big city and have to move back to small-town life with your children. Madison finds herself in this position and tries to make the most of it. When she starts her new job she finds a dead body. Now to find the killer!
I enjoyed the characters and how they were developed to be individuals. Each plays a part in the story. I also like the small-town setting. It takes it from being a gritty, detective novel to something a bit lighter. I will definitely be picking up the next book to see where the story goes.
From the Ashes – a gripping psychological thriller by Rowena Holloway is the third book in the Ashes to Ashes series. I do not recommend trying to read as a standalone book. This series and the characters have grown with each book. This is a gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. When I thought it was winding down something else would be discovered or happen. I really enjoy the character Charlotte and have enjoyed reading about her and seeing her grow as a character. I will definitely be looking for more from this author in the future.
Hope by Seelie Kay is the fourth book in the Feisty Lawyers series. Hope can be a name or something someone believes in. In this book, Hope is a remarkable woman who has gone through special training in order to help those who can’t help themselves. Since this is the fourth book in the series there are some parts better understood after having read the other books but I believe this can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone book. I really enjoyed Hope’s story and tore through it in one sitting. This is a short book and you won’t want to put it down. There is action, intrigue, and some romance. I really enjoyed this escape from the everyday.
The Rise of House Valdis by Naomi Valkyrie is the first book in the House Valdis series. This is a new author for me so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am delightfully surprised to have found a new author to keep an eye on. This story has a lot going on and I do not want to give anything away. Xenobia has a secret she has held onto for 7 years and it comes out when she has to save her friend Maggie. What will happen now that someone knows her secret?
The characters are really interesting and I like the otherworldly and paranormal elements. I also enjoy a story that leaves me wanting more of the characters and plot and that is what this author has done for me.
Hang On to Your Shirt Tails by CA King is the second book in the Chasing Tails Series. I really recommend reading the first book in the series first because this picks up where the first story left off. Tails and Brodie are trying to get their lives back on track and make a safe place for their adopted children. Things are not always what they appear and they are led to a false sense of security. What happens when things start to erupt?
This story has it all and it is a very quick read. I did not want to put it down because I wanted to see where the story progressed. There is so much involved and I do not want to give anything away. Just know if you like fantasy, adventure, twists and turns, and interesting characters you will not be disappointed.
Toxic Blonde: A Johnny Delarosa Series by David Stever is the second book in The Delarosa Series. If you are a fan of a good crime story this will not disappoint you. Delarosa is a detective who gets a lot of cases of infidelity cross his desk and this is no exception. The only issue is the client is run off the road and left for dead. Who is to blame in this whodunit?
I really enjoyed this book as well as the first one in the series. These have twists and turns and leaves you wanting more. I look forward to getting the next book in this crime series.
Review by @sherimichelle1