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Rhapsody and Rebellion: (Once Upon a Widow) (Enduring Legacy Book 7) by Aubrey Wynne – Review by Susan Mowdy

Rhapsody and Rebellion (Enduring Legacy #7)Rhapsody and Rebellion by Aubrey Wynne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a book like this and it’s one I devoured.

Gideon the Earl of Standfeld was raised to be his father’s image. He’s very practical and exact. Lines are not blurred in his world so when his mother has a dream and begs to go back home to Scotland, he has no idea how his life is about to change and one highland beauty will catch his eye.

This book is the 7th book in the series but definitely can be read a standalone. I enjoyed the characters as well as the story intertwining with real historical events. Miss Wynne has a way of sucking you in with her story telling and not let you up until the end. I will be going back to book 1 in this series and I can’t wait to be sucked into each and every one of these stories!

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Climbing The Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1) by Sacha T. Y. Fortune – Review by Susan Mowdy

Climbing The Walls (Hart & Cole Book 1)Climbing The Walls by Sacha T. Y. Fortuné
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Climbing The Walls is one of those books I wouldn’t suggest starting if you have things that you need to do because it will LITERALLY consume you. There is no such thing as stopping at the end of a chapter and you’ll pick it up later. I promise you’ll keep on reading through! This book had everything in it from steamy scenes, humor and heart!

Nicole was an interesting character and I think one that we can really relate to. She is a perfectionist. She wants to do everything (job, motherhood, being a wife) with the utmost perfection but unfortunately she is awful at balancing it all. She made that really relatable as we all try to be everything to everyone and sometimes (maybe most) its difficult to obtain.

Kris is her husband and I loved him. He dotes on her and the kids but carries a lot of self doubt and has issues with communication but the love is there.

I won’t lie, a little bit of me is dying inside as I wait for the next book which I have no doubt will consume me just as much as this one has!

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Cowboy: Claimed Box Set by Various Authors – Review by Susan Mowdy

Cowboy: ClaimedCowboy: Claimed by Melissa Keir
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cowboy: Claimed box set was definitely an enjoyable read. All of these authors are brand new to me so it was nice to get a taste of each of their writing styles. I love how each story had something for everyone. There were sweet, new beginnings, twists, and of course passion and romance. There was a cowboy for everyone.

Each story had a way of sucking you in. I definitely had issues putting down my book to get stuff done. All I want to do was read and not get on with my real life. The book is about 500 pages so each story is a quick read. I’d say this is the perfect weekend read

As for the authors, They did a phenomenal job collaborating together. Each story was different from the last and their writing was superb. This was an introduction for me to their work and I’ve already started one-clicking their books and I’m looking forward into diving into their works

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My Free Life: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot (My Life Series book 3) by Necie Navone – Review by Susan Mowdy

My Free Life: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot (My Life Series Book 3)My Free Life: Prequel to The Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those series that you will become addicted to. It grabs you by the throat with book one and it won’t let you go. I’m telling you, nothing got done on my to-do list when I was reading this series!

I loved looking into Alessandra’s life that she leads. She battles with what is expected of her and what she really wants. She wants a better life but events and family suck her back into the dark where she dreads to be. She’s ready to leave that life behind but will she get it?

I’m not one to give away too many details. This is a series that needs to be experienced without giving an ounce away but I will say Necie Navone writes one amazing series. The character details and the storyline are something that will stick with you long after the last page is read and your dying to get your hands on the next book!

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Calling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly – Review by Susan Mowdy

Calling the CurveballCalling the Curveball by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was such an amazing start to a series I quickly became obsessed with. Baseball and Hockey are my two favorite sports so this was hands down a must read from me. It was a sweet, emotional, second chance romance that will suck you in from the beginning and it won’t let you go until the very end.

Kira is a school teacher who is finding herself after a messy divorce. She visits her sister during the summer months and is instantly attracted to the local umpire. I love how she stepped out of her comfort zone and asks him out and he shocks her by saying yes!

Jamie (aka sexy umpire) had his career change in the matter of seconds. His life changed from pro baseball player to chiropractor and umpire. The wounds haven’t healed in his mind but some Kira has changed it all for him.

I absolutely become quickly obsessed with this story. I loved the writing, the characters, the the roller coaster it sent me on. I’m so excited to see where this series takes us!

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My Tragic Life: Brothers of Camelot Prequel (My Life Series Book 2) by Necie Navone – Review By Susan Mowdy

My Tragic Life: Prequel to the Brothers of CamelotMy Tragic Life: Prequel to the Brothers of Camelot by Necie Navone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series has me hooked! The writing, the characters, and the storyline are superb and continue to blow me away!

This book picks up where the last one left off. We have Alessandra who has been trained by the age of six in many things she must keep a secret. Now that she has reached her teens, she ready to do “teenager” stuff but the promises she made to her father hold her back. She loathes the life she leads and would do anything to be free from it all. Certain events happen on her 15th birthday which causes massive strain with her relationship with her dad but she has to protect those she holds close as well as find a way to have the life she wants.

I have legitimately devoured the books in this series. It’s beautifully written with all the feels and should be on everyone’s must read list

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Savannah’s Saviors (The Cowboys of Cavern County Book 5) by Bella Settarra – Review by Susan Mowdy

Savannah's Saviors (Cowboys of Cavern County, #5)Savannah’s Saviors by Bella Settarra
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I have read from Bella Settarra and I absolutely loved it. I loved how the characters had a very unique bond.

Savannah was thrown out of her own home and by the time Greg and Tom found her, she was in rough shape. As she began to heal, she struggled with trusting these two cowboys that saved her. After the situation in which she just lived, it’s completely understandable why she feels this way.

Tom and Greg are definitely alpha males and will do anything to help Savannah heal but soon they both find themselves attracted to her as well as she is to them. As they start to trust one another, the past has decided to rear its ugly head and test the bond between the three.

I loved Miss Settarra’s writing. This is book 5 in the series and it has completely hooked me. I’m definitely going back to read books 1-4.

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Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers – Review by Susan Mowdy

Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1Touchdown: A Steamy Football Romance: The Big Apple Series Book 1 by Alexa Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was such a pleasant surprise since it’s nothing like the cliche romance novels we normally see on the market. This is the first time I’ve read anything from this author and I have to say I’m hooked.

The characters really did it for me with this story. They had so much depth to them. We meet Lexi who is a sports writer and unfortunately or fortunately catches Brett in kind of an uncomfortable situation. The attraction blew off the page with the witty banter that ensued. As their story continued I fell more and more in love with them and Miss Summer’s writing.

This book gave me all the feels along the way. It was fast pace, witty, and heartfelt all at the same time. I’m so excited to see what more is in store for this author and this series.

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Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 4) by Phoebe Alexander – Review by Susan Mowdy

Sailors Knot (Eastern Shore Swingers Book 4)Sailors Knot by Phoebe Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will start this by saying that I’m completely OBSESSED with this series! There aren’t many swinger books out there, or at least one that has a complete story behind it and it isn’t all about the sex. It’s about the emotions and the up and downs of any relationship. Miss Alexander blew this one out of the park. Her writing is superb and the story hooks you from page one.

We meet Casey in California where she is undergoing cancer treatments. Paisley and Leah come for a visit but both have issues that are clouding their minds. Casey steps in and tells them her own story with Gabriel and Joshua. What started off on just getting her “needs” met turned into the most epic love story I’ve read this year. It’s a story that will keep you on pins and needles until the very end when you can finally breathe.

Miss Alexander most definitely outdid herself on this book! Not only do I HIGHLY suggest that this book should be on everyone’s must-read list but the whole series as well!

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Must Have Faith (Darling Cove Book 2) by Deborah Garland – Review by Susan Mowdy

Must Have Faith (Darling Cove #2)Must Have Faith by Deborah Garland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the Darling Cove series and I loved it! I love how its a second chance romance with an older couple. I don’t necessarily see that often and that’s one thing I love!

I instantly fell in love with Faith. Her career is something I haven’t read in novels. I loved her personality from the get go but there is also this mystery about her on why she ended thing with her fiancé Greg Mallory all those years ago.

Greg’s heart has always been with Faith. He never really got over that heart break and thus is still not married. Faith is back and he wants answers. He needs this closure so he can move on with his life instead of living in the past. What he didn’t expect is to still be just as attracted to her as he was 10 years ago. Now he’s battling his head, his heart, and the barriers that keep him from those secrets she keeps.

I have fallen in absolute love with this series. Each one is incredibly special and will pull your heartstrings to the very end. I love Miss Garland’s writing and the way she will sweep you into her story from the get go!

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