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The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not.The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy. Or Not. by Robert Rife
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Cool Thing: A Dark Comedy Or Not is the first book in The Cool Thing series. Let me tell you, I was intrigued by the blurb, but it does not prepare you for this book. The story is a fun, sci-fi, romance, and adventure rolled into one. The story is really creative, but what did it for me was the elements of dark comedy. The descriptions and dialogue were unexpectedly amazing. I wasn’t sure where the story would take me, but I was not disappointed.
I look forward to reading the next book in this creative series and reading more from this author soon.

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Stitch by Stitch by Marie-Therese Hernon – Review by Sheri Schrader

Stitch by StitchStitch by Stitch by Marie-Thérèse Hernon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stitch by Stitch is a murder mystery that kept me reading to the end. Elizabeth Candew is newly divorced and trying to dig herself out of a financial hole when things turn darker for her when starting a new adventure. I enjoyed this story and Elizabeth’s story. She is relatable and realistic. I also enjoyed the humorous bits of the story. I think they helped with the relatable aspects of the story—also, a look at MLM’s in a different way. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Vilification of Aqua Marine (Working Mask, #1)The Vilification of Aqua Marine by Megan Mackie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Vilification of Aqua Marine: Superhero Slice of Life Misadventure is the first book in the Working Masks series. I have enjoyed other books by this author before and was glad to see she had a new series. The story is a delightful look at an upcoming superhero or supervillain. Aqua Marine is challenged in deciding what route she will take in life. I enjoyed her character, interactions with her parents, and potential archnemesis, The Overlord of the Dance.
The story is original and interesting. This is a quick read, and I didn’t want to put it down. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to how they progress in this series. I think this can be enjoyed by teens and older. I am looking forward to grabbing the next book in the series.

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Death & Mirrors (All Things Dark & Deadly Book 1) by SF Benson – Review by Sheri Schrader

Death & Mirrors: All Things Dark & Deadly, Book OneDeath & Mirrors: All Things Dark & Deadly, Book One by S.F. Benson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Death & Mirrors is the first book in the All Things Dark & Deadly series. I was intrigued by the cover and synopsis of the story, and I was not disappointed. Evaline Wainwright is a delightful character, and she helped draw me into the story. I liked the nods to Alice in Wonderland and Sherlock Holmes. The mirror world concept was fantastic and helped guide the story’s fantastical elements. The story was a quick read. I am looking forward to reading more from this author and reading more from this series soon.

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Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries Book 1) by Jessica Berg – Review by Sheri Schrader

Murder Most Pemberley (Eliza Darcy Mysteries Book 1)Murder Most Pemberley by Jessica Berg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Most Pemberley is the first book in the Eliza Darcy Mysteries series. I always enjoy a new take on Austen’s works, and this was a fun read. This story is set in modern-day times with the ancestors of Darcy and other characters from Pride and Prejudice. Eliza is American and has skipped across the pond to meet her father’s family in England. What starts as curiosity about her family turns into a murder mystery.
I enjoyed the characters and the story. It was a fun, light-hearted read, which leaves me looking forward to the next book in the series. I look forward to reading more from this author and this series soon.

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Key to His Heart by Kristina Beck – Review by Sheri Schrader

Key To His HeartKey To His Heart by Kristina Beck
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Key to His Heart is an emotional read. It is told from a dual point of view through the eyes of TJ and Katrina. The story is sweet and touching. I enjoyed getting the story from both of the main characters. It was great to see how the same story is seen through the eyes of the different characters. Love stories often deal with the situation’s timing, which this one also did. I enjoyed that the story was not outlandish or off the rails with unrealistic scenarios. I haven’t read much from this author, but I look forward to reading more from her in the future. This is a great read to grab if you need some realism and a HEA.

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Paige and the Reluctant Artist by Darci Garcia – Review by Sheri Schrader

Paige and the Reluctant ArtistPaige and the Reluctant Artist by Darci Garcia
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Paige and the Reluctant Artist is a delightful story of a successful gallery curator and Mark, a reluctant artist. I enjoyed the New York art gallery aspect as well as the Montana ranch setting. Paige and Mark are an exciting match that, at times, mirrors the different locations of the story. I like the tension between the characters and how the story develops. This book was my first read by this author, and I really enjoyed the story. I like that the story read quickly but did not feel lacking in any aspect. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Enchanted in Time by Nikki Lynn Barrett – Review by Sheri Schrader

Enchanted in TimeEnchanted in Time by Nikki Lynn Barrett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Enchanted in Time is a wonderfully woven story. I will not say anything specific because I do not want to give anything away. The story is multifaceted and brings all the feels. I laughed, cried, and ripped through the pages of this book. I enjoyed the characters and how their stories wove themselves together. The story read quickly and left me wanting more from the story. I haven’t read much from this author before, but now I will be looking for more from her. I was absolutely enchanted.

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Distant Memories (Nurse Morgan Series Book 2) by Kate MacInnis – Review by Sheri Schrader

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book TwoDistant Memories: A Nurse Morgan Series: Book Two by Kate MacInnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Distant Memories: A Nurse Morgan series is the second book in this delightful series. I recommend reading the first book before this one since the story picks up where it left off. Nurse Morgan has got the spirits in her home under control. The ground rules have been laid. She’s in a romance with Dr. Caleb Lightfoot. But now there are some new challenges presenting themselves. The story is full of laughs, some thoughtful emotional moments, and more. I really like seeing how Nurse Morgan is developing as a character and the spirits in her home make me laugh. I look forward to reading more about Nurse Morgan’s life soon.

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One in A Billion (Pierce Brothers Book 3) by Belinda Williams – Review by Sheri Schrader

One In A Billion (Pierce Brothers, #3)One In A Billion by Belinda Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One in a BIllion is the third book in the Pierce Brothers series. The series does have connections from book to book, but each can be read as a standalone book. I have read the previous two books and was glad to see another from this author. The story is a sweet romance that throws a twist on the office billionaire trope. I enjoyed the banter of super organized Victoria and businessman Seth. The book reads quickly, and I didn’t want to put it down. This book is a great grab if you need a sweet romance on a hot summer day. Make sure you grab the others in the series once you read this one. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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