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Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1) by Laura Hawks – Review by Sue Kemp

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms by Laura Hawks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gumshoe And The Mysterious Mushrooms (Gumshoe Mysteries Book 1)
By Laura Hawks

Gumshoe And the Mysterious Mushrooms is book one in the Gumshoe Mysteries by Laura Hawks. Ok so I struggled a little with this book, but it was by no fault of the author as this book has been written perfectly. While this is not for me the younger audience are absolutely going to love it, they will also love the pace this book moves at. The book is centred around a 15-year-old girl by the name of Mia Thomas. Not only does Mia’s teacher need to speak to her parents, her father gets arrested and she makes friends with a cat named Gumshoe. If that isn’t enough, she has the knack of talking to and understanding cats. Mia and Gumshoe join forces to try and work out what on earth is going on with her family. Will they find out what is behind her fathers arrest? And what lays before them while they try and work out the issues.

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RETURN (Rewind Book 2) by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Return (Rewind #2)Return by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return (Rewind Book 2)
By Rowan Shaw

Return is the second book in the Rewind series by Rowan Shaw. I probably should mention that this is a bisexual romance, if you don’t like this type of stories, I wouldn’t probably read it. However, for those of us that can read this type of storyline you are absolutely going to love this book especially if you liked Rewind. Now I have found while this is a part of a series it can be read as a standalone. Return is centered around Adrien and Raphel. Liked both main characters and I really wouldn’t be able to pick which of these two I would say was my favorite. What I also liked about this book was that the secondary characters added another level to this story, so love a book when you get to know the secondary characters as well as the primary characters. Return is written so well it just seems to flow nicely. You will probably get a little lost in this book for the simple reason you are not going to be able to put the book down, until life rudely interrupts.

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REWIND by Rowan Shaw – Review by Sue Kemp

Rewind (Rewind #1)Rewind by Rowan Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rewind
By Rowan Shaw

This is I am pretty sure my first M/M romance book, it is also the debut novel by Rowan Shaw and is also my first book by this author. Since its my first M/M romance I was not sure what to expect from the book. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the story content and the writing style of the author. This is the story of Florian and Enzo; both of these men are wanting to have a second chance of being in love. Both these men have been treated in the worst way and when you read their story, I am pretty sure you will be heart broken for them, Read the book and follow their journey to finding that second chance at love, it is truly beautiful.

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The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells – Review by Sue Kemp

The Mourning IslandsThe Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Mourning Islands
By Douglas Wells

The Mourning Islands by Douglas Wells is a book well worth reading. I have to say that this is not what I would normally pick to read but I am so glad that I went out of my norm, had I not I would have missed a beautifully written story. This book is going to take you on a journey that has a lot of layers, these layers for me anyway are suspense, mystery and a little romance. That’s enough to make the story well worth reading right? Well throw in twists and turns throughout the book, you won’t be able to turn the page quick enough to see what is happening next. I highly recommend you read this book; you won’t be disappointed.

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Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1) by KG Fletcher – Review by Sue Kemp

Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts, #1)Run to the Sea by K.G. Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Run to the Sea (Reigning Hearts Book 1)
By KG Fletcher

Run to the Sea is book one in the Reigning Heart series by KG Fletcher. What we have in this book is a wonderful second chance romance with the storyline centering around Emeline and Thomas. Emeline and Thomas before entering college had spent most of their summers together. What I liked about Emeline and Thomas is that I found both of their characters to be strong. How ever they both have gone down different paths in their lives which becomes apparent in how they are together and in the choices that they are making. I absolutely loved how this book came together and it didn’t take long to fall in love with the main characters. This is the type of story that in some places will pull on your heart strings and pull you right into the book with in the first few pages. I really do recommend this book and if the rest of the series is like Run to the Sea then I can’t wait to see what we have coming next.

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Secure Desire: A Chase Group Story by R.L. Dunn – Review by Sue Kemp

Secure Desire: A Chase Group StorySecure Desire: A Chase Group Story by R.L Dunn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Secure Desire : A Chase Group Story
By R.L. Dunn

Secure Desire is my first book by R.L. Dunn. While I enjoyed the story I found it didn’t flow nicely all through the book. I got a little confused but that may have been just me. If you like reading books that contains suspense, power, money and some strong characters then this is the book for you. This is about Cassie who has gone through alot in her life and Ian who has a security firm. I liked how the storyline developed with Cassie and Ian, their characters are quite likeable. This book is also a fight between good and bad. This book does have everything you could want in a book and I am sure you will enjoy the story as I did.

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Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts Book 4) by Belinda Williams – Review by Sue Kemp

Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts, #4)Wild Heart by Belinda Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts Book 4)
By Belinda Williams

Wild Heart (Hollywood Hearts Book 4) is a novel by Belinda Williams. While I have not read any other books by this author it was indeed a nice introduction to her writing style. With this book we get romance, suspense, and some action all in the one book. Because of this we get one great storyline. I did find that both Cole and Faith’s characters were likeable, and I am sure you will find the same. You will also find that this book is a nice easy read and you will not want to put the book down once you start. I didn’t have a problem in reading this book as a standalone and would love to go back to book one and read the series. Grab yourself drink of something and settle in for a really good read.

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Past Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sue Kemp

Past Storm and FirePast Storm and Fire by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Past Storm and Fire
By Christy Nicholas

Past Storm and Fire is yet another exciting and well written story by Christy Nicholas. Just love the cover of this book. I found this book to be a nice quick read, the book also flowed nicely, and the story has a nice pace to it as well. If Christy, you are a fan then this book is going to grab your attention from the start as I did with me. If you are now just finding Christy after reading this book you will want to read more of her wonderful work. You will find Past Storm and Fire has such detail to it you wont want to put the book down, and since this book has a lot of detail it will have you feeling you are on the same journey with Val and the characters of the book. Definitely a five-star read.

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Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5) by Phoebe Alexander -Review by Sue Kemp

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5)Turning the Tide by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Turning the Tide (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 5)
By Phoebe Alexander

Turning the Tide is book five in the Eastern Shore Swingers series by Phoebe Alexander. Each of the books in this series can be read as a standalone quite easily. First up please note that this book may contain a trigger effect for some people as it does discuss emotional and verbal abuse so read with care. Secondly this book does have cheating involved. What we need to remember the cheating husband is not real so stress less, and no I do not condone cheating in the real world. This book is most probably my favourite purely because it was good to read a story on older people and by older, I mean people around my age lol. So anyway, Turning the Tide is focussed on Luke and Connie. I have had to reword this review three times. In the end I must admit I ended up reading a few reviews by other people, I must say I was shocked to read some thought that Luke was a weak. I do question that as do we think a woman is weak in the same situation?

I really like Luke’s character, he has remained faithful to an abusive wife, done everything for her and for what? All the while this poor man is depressed and feels like he is stuck where he is. Enter Cap (from book 1), convinces Luke to co me to his club for a look.

Connie moved to Ocean City to be closer to her sister Casey who had a battle with breast cancer. Connie to me was an awesome one therefore I enjoyed reading about her. Connie is by no means in to the lifestyle of the club. She does however like to hang out at the club and is made to feel part of the crew.

When Connie and Luke meet the connection between them is instant, it is something that has Luke thinking how much happier he could be. But yes of course there is a but, Barbara is causing trouble so could this be too much for Luke and Connie to handle? Will Connie and Luke get their HEA, you will need to read the book and find out. Lastly, I have listed the books in this series in case you want them.

Book 1 Fisher of Men – Cap and Leah’s Story
Book 2 The Catch – Calvin and Paisley’s Story
Book 3 Siren Call – Jessie and Sirena’s Story
Book 4 Sailors Knot – Casey, Gabriel and Joshua’s Story
Book 5 Turning the Tide – Luke and Connie’s Story

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Vantage Point (A Gray Ghost Novel Book 4) by Amy McKinley – Review by Sue Kemp

Vantage Point (Gray Ghost #4)Vantage Point by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Vantage Point (A Gray Ghost Novel Book 4)
By Amy McKinley

Vantage Point is the fourth book in Amy McKinley’s Gray Ghost series. As with the other books in this series Vantage Point is full of action, suspense and a little romance. This is one awesome series that everyone needs to read. Vantage Point centers around the wonderful Hawk, Hawk is of course part of the Gray Ghost team, as with all the members of the team they all see value in each other and have some sort of brotherhood happening. So anyway, what we have in this book is Hawk, he is worried about his neighbor Stella, whose brother has got her life into danger. This book for me was fast paced especially in the romance department. Don’t be fooled that the romance is a bed of roses as there is danger all around for Hawk and Stella. Will they or their romance survive this danger? I can not rave about this series enough, start at the beginning of the series and enjoy.

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