The Runaround: A Single Dad Romantic Comedy by Sylvie Stewart is the sixth book in the Carolina Connections series. This is a fun, romantic series and this installment did not let me down. The series can be read as a standalone, but I think better enjoyed as a series. This time around the story focuses on Jax, a single dad to a teenage daughter and Ari, a seductive songstress. I always enjoy the dialogue in this series and this one is great also. I also enjoy the lightheartedness of the series. This is always a little get away to read a Sylvie Stewart book.
Sky to Sea by Amanda Marin is the second book in the Crimson Sash series. This is a wonderful YA/dystopian story with the main characters, Neve Hall and Micah Ward. Neve and Micah are trying to prove themselves in the New Republic so they can gain citizenship. But the best things are not always easy. The two are quickly put to the test amid the New Republic and the Nations relationship becoming explosive. I highly recommend reading the books in order to get the full story and enjoyment out of this series. This is well written and the characters are great. I really want to know more of Neve and Micah’s story and am awaiting the next book in the series.
Beloved by Pamela DuMond is the third book in the 21st Century Courtesan series. This series keeps getting better but I highly recommend reading the books in order or you will be missing out. Evie is a highly paid courtesan down to her last four customers. She excels at her job of fixing these broken, billionaire men. These men all have a different relationship with her which makes for some interesting interactions. I enjoyed getting more concerning the relationships especially between Evie and Easton Wolfe. There is depth to the characters which I did not expect when I originally picked up the first book in the series. I look forward to more from this series in the future.
Rebound by Rowan Shaw is the fourth book in the Rewind series. This can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading the series or at least the second book Return first. There are characters which reoccur and having the background is helpful. The characters are very well written and they tell a story which could be battered and treated poorly with love and respect. There are polyamorous relationships and they are told wonderfully and explained from all parts of the relationship. Rowan Shaw makes the characters easy to relate to which leaves you wanting the best for all parties. I really enjoyed this book as well as the others in the series.
Lillie by Mya O’Malley is the third book in the Maggie Trilogy series. I recommend reading the other books in the series first to fully enjoy but this can be read as a standalone. Naomi is settling down into married life with her soulmate Bryce and his daughter. Officer Marty has asked for Naomi’s assistance and brings in the newest part of the story. I really enjoy the characters and the storyline the author weaves. There is some paranormal but it isn’t the only part making this an interesting story. I kept reading because I wanted to know where the story was going. I look forward to reading more from Mya O’Malley in the future.
The story Naomi by Mya O’Malley is the second book in the Maggie Trilogy. I recommend reading the first book in the series before tackling this one. The story is a continuation of the last story with some of the same characters. I enjoyed the writing and the development of the characters. This is a great story with a paranormal aspect to the story. I like this aspect because it isn’t added to just be a draw but plays an important part in the story and development of the characters. I also enjoy the relationship between Naomi and Bryce. They are a good couple with a sense of realness to their relationship. I look forward to where this story goes in the next book of the series.
Tanuja Ramachandran: Hunter Seeker by Kumar Sivasubramanian is a crazy, exciting ride. This book caught my attention just by the first glimpse of the cover I knew this is one I had to read. The story is wild, exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed the character Tanuja. She has a tragic story and has since been made into a weapon of destruction and retribution. She is an amazing character to follow and kept me reading and wanting to know more of her story. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something different, fun, action-packed to read.
The Fat Girl’s Guide to Loving Your Body by K.L. Montgomery is an inspiring read. This is one of my fave romcom writers and she writes as if she is talking with a friend and telling her personal story. This is a book hitting the heavy topics of dealing with having a positive body image but with a fun side to it. She includes different journaling activities and some daily encouragement. I like that she is honest and states early on she is not a medical professional but that if work is put in that a more positive body image can be gained. We are not all size zero and we have to love ourselves in order to keep a positive lifestyle and healthy relationships. She has everything from a playlist and different ways to encourage the process. Montgomery is honest and says this is not an overnight fix but something that has to be done consistently and everyday to make a difference. I look forward to following through with this process this year and see what changes at the end of the year for myself.
Second Chance by Jane Suen is the third and final book in the The Flowers in December Trilogy. This can be read as a standalone but I think better enjoyed if read with the other two books. Connor and Mary Ann had parted ways but Connor is back in town. Will Mary Ann allow Connor back into her life. This is a happily ever after but the two have to go over some obstacles to get there. This is a sweet small town romance which will have you rooting for the couple to find their path together. I enjoyed the characters and the progression of their story over the course of the series. I look forward to reading more from Jane Suen in the future.
The Ash Park Series Box Set (Books 1-3): Famished, Conviction, and Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn is a great read. This set includes the first three books in the series. Famished by Meghan O’Flynn is the first book in the new Ash Park series. This book is not for the faint of heart. I had not read a serial killer book in awhile and this one crept under my skin and into my mind. The story is about Hannah Montgomery who has recently moved to the Ash Park neighborhood. She feels safe until things start to change. Her past starts to haunt her and terrify the entire neighborhood. This story has some twists and turns, graphic detail of the killings, and some good characters. The POV changes between characters and at times became a bit convoluted. At times I feel like this helped to add to the suspense and horror. Overall this was a good read and I will be looking for the next book in the series.
Conviction by Meghan O’Flynn is the second book in the Ash Park series. This focuses on District Attorney Shannon Taylor who is strong in her convictions. This book is hard to put down and this says a lot because many do not keep me on the edge of my seat. I was involved in all the twists and turns. The characters are well written and developed. I had read the first book and was taken in by the writing. This second book did not disappoint. I look forward to reading further in the series.
Repressed by Meghan O’Flynn is the third book in the Ash Park Series. This story focuses on Curtis Morrison and him having to confront his past. He has a wonderful life as a police officer with a wife and child. Everything looks great for him until his past comes back to haunt him. He has to deal with these repressed memories or his wife and child might be lost to him forever at the hands of a sadistic person.
This is best read in order but can be read separately. The characters are so well developed from book to book and the stories are intertwined wonderfully. This is gory and scary at times and not for the weak of heart. I had to pause at moments to get away from the intensity but could not stay away for long. If you like suspense, mystery, and twists this is for you.