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Scarlet Fever (A Johnny Delarosa Thriller Book 1) by David Stever – Review by Sheri Schrader

Scarlet Fever: A Crime ThrillerScarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scarlet Fever: A Crime Thriller by David Stever is the first in the Johnny Delarosa mystery series. I was intrigued by the cover because of the nod to the noir novels of the past and this did not disappoint. The story is a modern-day but still resembles the thrillers of the past. There is a drop-dead gorgeous woman who needs help, a hard-boiled detective, and various crime/mob characters. I really enjoyed the writing and how it set the scene for this book. The characters are great and I look forward to the ones who come back in the future stories. The story was fun and had some twists and turns. I felt like I was watching an old thriller. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington – Review by Sheri Schrader

Michael's HeartMichael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Michael’s Heart by Lori Thomas Harrington is a romance for the ages. Colbie is an amazing character who goes through some life-changing events. Will she still hear the music in her heart? I was taken in by her story and didn’t want to put this down. I was really blown away by the amount of attention and detail the author put into this story and think many will enjoy and appreciate the work she has done. What has come out of it is a beautiful story which shows the challenges that can be thrown at us and how Colbie overcomes her fears and insecurities to find her happy. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series by Ashley Pagano – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale SeriesThe Gauntlet: The Soppranaturale Series by Ashley Pagano
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Gauntlet by Ashley Pagano is the first book in “The Soppranaturale Series”. I was drawn into the story immediately and did not want it to end. This is a quick read but worth the time. Ommily and Link are tasked with defeating the Gauntlet. Will they work together and win? I really enjoyed the characters of Ommily and Link. The two are different but similar in some aspects. I like that the two of them have powers that work together. This makes them a powerful team. Also, the other characters at the Soppranaturale are interesting as well. I look forward to more in this series and where the story will go in the future.

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The Fish that Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbro – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Fish That Climbed a TreeThe Fish That Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbro
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Fish That Climbed a Tree by Kevin Ansbro is a fascinating read. I was not sure what to expect from this book after reading the synopsis but intrigued. I am so glad I did. The story is well told and the characters are great. I was drawn into the story and did not want to put this down. There is so much to say but I do not want to wreck any of the book for another reader. This reminded me of books from Doyle and Dickens but with a modern twist to the story telling. I am so glad I picked this up and will be telling my family about this book. I am still processing the story and so am at a loss for words at the moment. My advice is if you are intrigued by the synopsis then pick this up and you will not be disappointed.

 

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Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5) by Heather Silvio – Review by Sheri Schrader

Jumping the Shark (Paranormal Talent Agency, #5)Jumping the Shark by Heather Silvio
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jumping the Shark by Heather Silvio is the fifth book in the Paranormal Talent Agency Series. I have enjoyed this series from the start and recommend reading from book 1 first. This can be read as a standalone book but the backstory to the underlying story would be missing. This book gets finally into Barbara Knollman who is a demon in charge of the paranormal underworld in Vegas for years. She is up for reelection but things are not going as expected. Also, to throw her off even more Liam steps back into her life. He is an angel who has a past with her.
I think the characters are fun and overall this is a lighthearted read. Each story is like an episode so there is closure on a primary story but with an underlying story that is carrying through all the books. I have become a fan of Heather Silvio because of this series and am looking forward to reading more from her in the future.

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The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Good NeighborsThe Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Good Neighbors by Kiersten Modglin is a psychological thriller. What makes someone a good neighbor? New to the neighborhood, Bryant and Harper Page are glad to meet their new neighbors. The first impression might not be accurate in this case. I won’t say more about the plot because I don’t want to take away from anyone’s experience.
This is a good story that kept me reading. I really enjoyed the character development and story. I wasn’t sure what to expect and am glad this exceeded my expectations. I will be looking for more from this author in the future.

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Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1) by CS Duffy – Review by Sheri Schrader

Behind Blue Eyes (Stockholm Murders Book 1)Behind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind Blue Eyes by C.S. Duffy is the first book in the Stockholm Murders series. Be ready for a roller coaster of a story. I was drawn into the story and didn’t want to put this thriller down. Set in Sweden where Ellie has newly moved she is drawn into intrigue and mystery. Whom can she trust? This is a gem of a book and I’m so glad I picked it up. I haven’t read a thriller like this since The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. This had me second guessing characters and had me relating to Ellie and what she has been plunged into. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series.

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Kingdom of War (Kingdom Journals Volume 4) by Tricia Copeland – Review by Sheri Schrader

Kingdom of WarKingdom of War by Tricia Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kingdom of War by Tricia Copeland is the fourth book in the Kingdom Journals series. I was leary to start on the fourth book in the series but this can be read as a standalone. If you are like me you will be drawn in immediately and won’t want to put down the book. This is a fantasy story with supernatural characters. The world building is good and I could imagine the story easily. Hunter is the main character in this book and he is fun to read. He is going through a transformation but he has human traits. None of the characters are perfect each has flaws which make them enduring and relatable. I will be going back to catch the other books in the series after reading this fun read.

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The Matchmaker’s Match (Man’s Best Friend Book 3) by Nicole Flockton – Review by Sheri Schrader

The Matchmaker's Match (Man's Best Friend, #3)The Matchmaker’s Match by Nicole Flockton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Matchmaker’s Match by Nicole Flockton is the third book in the Man’s Best Friend series. I have enjoyed this series because there is always a dog playing a part in the romance. After a one night stand, Meredith does not think she will ever run into Lincoln again. Paired up at her best friend’s wedding the two have to decide if there might be a second chance waiting for them.
I enjoyed both Meredith and Lincoln and was rooting for them. They are a good match and highlight each other’s strengths and help with the other’s weaknesses. I also enjoyed the story because they are not perfect and have issues to get over in order to move on and go forward with their lives. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Murder Creek by Jane Suen – Review by Sheri Schrader

Murder CreekMurder Creek by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder Creek by Jane Suen is a short, quick mystery read. Lacey went missing 20 years ago. Eve is in town to work on a journalism report and gets drawn into Lacey’s story. Will she find out about the skeletons in Murder Creek’s closet?
This is an interesting read and I didn’t want to put it down. Eve is a good character and the story kept me intrigued. I wanted to figure out the mystery to Lacey’s disappearance and all the secrets of the town. I have enjoyed several other books by Jane Suen and was glad to read another of her stories.

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