Posts

Wrapped Up In You by Erin Bevan – Review by Sheri Schrader

Wrapped Up In YouWrapped Up In You by Erin Bevan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wrapped Up In You by Erin Bevan is a sweet, magical holiday romance. Princess Jenny Claus (yes, as in related to Santa) has to pick a husband and soon. Logan Moss, crash lands and has amnesia. Will the two of them find themselves a match?
I was afraid this would become an overly sweet, saccharine story but turned out to be a pleasant, magical read. This has fun characters with distinct personalities. I enjoyed the magical, seasonal story during this time of lockdown. It allowed me to get away from the day to day and relax. The story also allowed me to imagine a cold, winter night and gave me relief from the heat.
Overall, this is a fun story with characters with a heart. I recommend this for a getaway and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

View all my reviews

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3) by Rowena Holloway – Review by Sheri Schrader

Ashes To Ashes Boxset (books 1-3)Ashes To Ashes Boxset by Rowena Holloway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ashes to Ashes Box Set: Books 1 to 3 by Rowena Holloway is a really good read. I read each of the books separately and highly recommend this box set.
Book One is Bad Things Happen. Charlotte Ashe is a tv weather girl who is looking for her big break into serious stories. When footballer, Joey Baptiste, gives her the story of a lifetime it is signing his own death warrant. Can Charlotte figure out this story or will Joey’s death be in vain?
This is an intriguing book with good characters and story. It felt a bit disjointed at times because it jumps time periods but I get why the author was doing this in the end. Overall I enjoyed this read and look forward to more in the series. Charlotte is interesting and there seems to be much more to her story that wasn’t revealed in this book.
Book Two is Less You Know. I was excited to read this book because I enjoyed the first one in the series a lot. The character of Charlotte continues to grow but this also means she finds herself falling into some strange rabbit holes in her investigations. Lies and coverups are all over the place and it makes her question everything she knows. I enjoyed the writing because it kept the story at a good pace and I didn’t want to put the book down. The characters are interesting and add to the overall suspense and mystery.
Book Three is From The Ashes. 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.
Again this is a great suspenseful series that I recommend reading.

View all my reviews

Tompkin’s School: For The Extraordinarily Talented (A Supernatural Academy Trilogy Book 1) by Tabi Slick – Review by Sheri Schrader

Tompkin's School For The Extraordinarily Talented (Supernatural Trilogy #1)Tompkin’s School For The Extraordinarily Talented by Tabi Slick
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tompkin’s School: For the Extraordinarily Talented by Tabi Slick is the first book in A Supernatural Academy Trilogy. Welcome to boarding school for twins Izzy and Kain and their new lives. This is a book with supernatural, paranormal, and a story of growing up. I really enjoyed the story, but the ending left a lot of unanswered questions which I hope to see answered in the other books in the series. I am always trying to find books to recommend to a younger audience and I think this will do well to capture their attention and keep them wanting more. I enjoyed the twins as well as other characters in the book. They are realistic but also a bit compelling as they develop in the book. I like the twins have their own stories and an overlap. They are developed individually and this could lead the series in interesting directions. I look forward to reading more in this series.

View all my reviews

REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM (REBECCA STEELE SERIES BOOK 2) by JOANNE PATTERSON – Review by Sheri Schrader

Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream (Rebecca Steele Series #2)Rebecca Steele Finding the Dream by Joanne Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

REBECCA STEELE FINDING A DREAM by Joanne Patterson is the second book in the Rebecca Steele series. Rebecca, or Becky Steele, has been living her best life with her friend, Emily, there for the ride. She has changed the direction of her life and little does she know but there are more changes to come. Does she take this new opportunity or continue the life she is enjoying? I hadn’t read the first book in the series but really enjoyed the characters and story in this book. Becky is a strong but sweet individual who can inspire someone to follow their dreams. I read this story quickly and enjoyed there were a few twists to keep me on my toes. I also enjoyed that the story doesn’t get saccharine sweet as some inspirational stories do. The characters are well rounded and interesting. I look forward to grabbing more books in the future by this author.

View all my reviews

Martimus (Feisty Lawyers Book 5) by Seelie Kay – Review by Sheri Schrader

Martimus (Feisty Lawyers Book 5)Martimus by Seelie Kay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Martimus by Seelie Kay is the fifth book in the Feisty Lawyers series. This can be read as a standalone book, but I recommend reading the whole series. This is a good read with steamy romance woven into a suspenseful crime story. I enjoy how there is a nice mix between the steaminess and the suspense. Also, the characters are interesting and keep me on my toes. The stories between the books become somewhat formulaic, but the author counteracts this with good dialogue and interesting characters. I have enjoyed several of this author’s books and will be keeping her on my watch list in the future.

View all my reviews

Love Gaia: The Diary Directive by TL Clark – Review by Sheri Schrader

Love Gaia: The Diary DirectiveLove Gaia: The Diary Directive by T.L. Clark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love Gaia: The Diary Directive by T.L. Clark is a fascinating post-apocalyptic read. Aroha and her classmates are in a situation where they must learn from the past in order to survive. Will they make it through? This is a YA read but well written and with many thoughtful topics handled with great care and concern. I have read other books from this author and this one is also well done. I really enjoy the stories brought by this author as well as how the characters and story are developed. This story brought me into what Aroha and her classmates were experiencing with such fine detail. It was not overwhelmed by tons of action like other YA dystopian stories but instead took the energy and time to develop an interesting tale. I look forward to reading more from Clark in the future and what worlds I will be taken to next.

View all my reviews

Dares & Dice (Spicetopia #5) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Sheri Schrader

Dares & Dice (Spicetopia Book 5)Dares & Dice by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dares & Dice by Phoebe Alexander is the fifth book in the Spicetopia series. These can be read in any order but I recommend in the order they’ve been written. The stories focus on a different couple each time, but there are characters which overlap into other books. This book is about a bachelor and a bachelorette party which both are Spicetopia. I honestly did not know where the story would go exactly but ended up liking this book a lot. The bride to be Makenna and the separate groom to be Ty are in Spicetopia for a last hurrah. Will they both find a weekend of fun? This is a quick but fun read and kept me entertained. I always enjoy books by Phoebe Alexander for a nice getaway and look forward to reading more from her in the future.

View all my reviews

Summer’s Stolen (Seasons of Magic Book 2) by Sarah Biglow – Review by Sheri Schrader

Summer's Stolen (A Seasons of Magic urban Fantasy Novel)Summer’s Stolen by Sarah Biglow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summer’s Stolen by Sarah Biglow is the second book in the Seasons of Magic series. I have been looking forward to reading this since finishing the first book, and I am not disappointed. Ezri Trenton is settling into her role as Savior within the magical community as well as her position of Detective in the police department. When children start going missing there are connections between both of her worlds. Will she get to the bottom of the missing children before it is too late? I highly recommend reading the first book before this one because it is a continuation of the story. This is a hard series to put down so far. The story is fast, action packed, and filled with mystery and magic. I am enjoying the development of the main character Ezri and how she has changed and adapted into her new roles. I look forward to reading more from this author and this series in the future.

View all my reviews

Curse of Seduction (Dark Princes of Purgatory Book 1) by CR Robertson – Review by Sheri Schrader

Curse of SeductionCurse of Seduction by C.R. Robertson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Curse of Seduction by CR Robertson is the first book in the Dark Princes of Purgatory series. The story is a great fantasy with witches, vampires, curses, and more. Ezekiel has been cursed by an evil Queen. The curse harms every woman he takes blood from. What will happen when Ezekiel meets Ilana? Ilana has always felt defective, but when she meets Ezekiel everything starts to change. I really enjoyed the story and the relationship that Ezekiel and Ilana form. There are challenges and passion between the two that develops. Can the two of them battle the curse before Ilana is changed forever? The writing leads a wonderful and interesting story with a good development of the characters. I look forward to seeing more in this series and reading more from this author.

View all my reviews

The Labyrinthine Journey (Servant of the Gods Book 2) by Luciana Cavallaro – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Labyrinthine Journey (Servant of the Gods, #2)The Labyrinthine Journey by Luciana Cavallaro
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Labyrinthine Journey by Luciana Cavallaro is the second book in the Servant of the Gods series. This is a really interesting story with historical fiction, Gods and Goddesses, and a man from the 21st century on a quest to find a sacred object. Even, the son of Zeus, has to find this object before the beginning of Christianity. The characters are interesting and if you like history and mythology this will be a good read to you. I liked that the author took mythology and placed it in the context of the beginning of Christianity. Everything is well planned out and exciting to read. The story has a good flow and kept me from wanting to put it down. I look forward from reading more from this author in the future to see what interesting stories she brings to life.

View all my reviews