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This Time Around by Jane Suen – Review by Tina Vega

This Time AroundThis Time Around by Jane Suen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This time around is a novel about second chances. This is probably my second favorite trope to read. Katie and Chase were high school sweethearts. I absolutely loved Chase. I loved their backstory, loved their chemistry in the book. The meetup after several years was great! I also loved Katie’s turn around. Characters are well developed even the secondary ones. I did struggle to connect with Katie. I didn’t understand her choices of breaking it off with Chase like she did or not coming to see her dad. It just didn’t feel explained enough I guess. I also felt like Chase needed more of an explanation of why she did it. I also felt like I went from intimately knowing characters thoughts to just being an acquaintance close to the end of the book. Ending felt rushed. Overall, a great story and great character development. Looking forward to more from this author.

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The Blood Prince by Ayla Marie – Review by Tina Vega

The Blood PrinceThe Blood Prince by Ayla Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I was not expecting this amazing plot when I picked up this novel. It’s just different in a great fantastical way. It delivers in so many ways – think suspense, shadows, gothic, desperate times, siblings/family ties, and supernatural powers. Leo isn’t the typical main character and I love that. I can’t wait to see what else this author brings us.

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Levi (The Brothers of Creekside Ranch Book 1) by Edith Mackenzie Review by Tina Vega

LeviLevi by Edith Mackenzie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a sweet slow burn romance! If you prefer clean romances, then this is for you. Levi brings that hard rugged military guy we all love, and Bella seems like the spoiled princess who hasn’t had to cook or clean when we meet her. Along the way, we see more of her character and find her more likeable. I love the characters in this book, and the touch of danger and suspense really makes it all the better. I am looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science Series) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Tina Vega

The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass (Mermaid Science, #3)The Mermaid and the Water Magnifying Glass by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love these stories with their mixture of magic and science. What a great way to teach the kids who maybe don’t really enjoy science! This book is beautifully illustrated and easy read. I was wondering myself why Fig couldn’t see Tressie. The question was answered at the end of the book on an informative page which talks about magnifying glasses a little more. Looking forward to more of Tressie, Fig, and Maia’s experiences.

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Between Darkness & Light (War of Destiny Book 3) by Theresa Van Spankeren – Review by Tina Vega

Between Darkness & Light (War of Destiny #3)Between Darkness & Light by Theresa Van Spankeren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Its the third book 9f the series and the author is still catching me off guard. As things gets even stranger the emotions run high. Her writing style still amazes me. It reminds me alot of the old gothic novels which I really love. One of the best paranormal series!

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Pursuit into Darkness (War of Destiny Book 2) by Theresa Van Spankeren – Review by Tina Vega

Pursuit into Darkness (War of Destiny, #2)Pursuit into Darkness by Theresa Van Spankeren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love how the author opens up her books. Very unique. After reading book 1 i was nervous about what author was found to put me and her characters through. If you want unpredictable and original, this series is for you. I love the character development and the plot as well. Great writing style.

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The Vardoger Boy (The Forerunner Saga Book 2) by Jay Veloso Batista – Review by Tina Vega

The Vardoger Boy (Forerunner Series)The Vardoger Boy by Jay Veloso Batista
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love a good fantasy story, and this is one of the best I’ve read. A different time, Vikings, and a compelling plot make this story original and exciting! The characters have depth, and the plot keeps you guessing. I loved how detailed scenes were as well as the historical significance. A great read you will not regret picking up!

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PREMEDITATED: A Trust Betrayed, Lives Sabotaged, A Love Undaunted (Agents of Justice Book 2) by Susanna Haymond – Review by Tina Vega

PremeditatedPremeditated by Susanna Haymond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Premeditated is a novel full of suspense and great storytelling. I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what happened next. If you love a good crime story, great characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing, this is the book for you. First book by this author, but def not my last.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Tina Vega

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about a woman who is determined to make it. Working three jobs to provide for her mother and sister and she still struggles. One of those jobs is fighting in the ring. On a lucky break, she gets noticed which gives her an opportunity to better her family’s life. We are down in the trenches with her rooting for her to win. The author created a character that is admirable and strong. It was a great read with an inspiring theme.

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The True Garza (Red Cage Book 3) by S. Ann Cole – Review by Tina Vega

The True Garza (Red Cage Book 3)The True Garza by S. Ann Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lonny and True have great chemistry, and I love the plot. The author’s writing style is also great. I found characters very believable. Really good job with the ADHD symptoms. I did struggle with the games they played with each other. Just lessens the romance to me. Otherwise, a great read!

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