Building Storm (Hawke Family Book 4) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) (The Hawke Family Book 4)Building Storm: (A Hawke Family Novel) by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Building Storm is tear jerking book four in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. I knew from the blurb for this book it was going to be an emotional one. I was not wrong at all!! I am endlessly surprised by how an author can continuously produce these stories of such high quality and content, time and time again. They have my respect and appreciation for all the work that goes into each story. You can always tell the ones that leave it all on the pages for us lucky readers to witness. I am in awe of the stunning impact these stories have on me and the memories that will stay with me while I am on this earth.

Storm knows tragedy and pain, as does Landon. They have scars so deep, there is no end to them. Intensity and strange events have them drawn to each other, but for the physical connection, nothing more. I love when they think they are fooling us. They can be in denial all they like, but they will find that peace together. I will not have it any other way! The more they fight, the more inevitable it becomes. Landon is stubborn, and does not ever give up on Storm. Storm breaks my heart with what she has endured, that all I want is her to find that much deserved happiness. The emotional turmoil was relentless, but those moments of intense passion and connecting with another, was blinding in its beauty.

Building Storm is the final story in the Hawke Family series. It was agonising to read the last word of the final chapter, but an immeasurable pleasure to have been on this journey with all these complex,crafty, flawed and entertaining characters. This series is one I will read many more times. An unforgettable series. 5 stars.

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Stone Sober (Hawke Family Book 3) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Stone Sober (Hawke Family #3)Stone Sober by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stone Sober is book three in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. This story centres around Storm and Nora. Can i just say the names of these characters get my heart racing just reading them. The guys names are so manly and fitting for each character so far, it just is simply unleashed talent and delivery of amazing stories. It just impresses me beyond measure.

Stone just wormed his way into my thoughts and heart and left his own unique little mark. I don’t know whether it is because i feel he had the most pressure put on him, more so self inflicted, or whether he always felt he had something to prove, but he just dragged those caring emotions out of me more than any other character. Nora was not supposed to get under his skin like she did, but cupid had other ideas. Nothing can stop true love and theirs was destiny. But they had to fight for it, and their struggle for happiness will be an ongoing one. Nora does what she has to do and her innocence is endearing and brings out every protective instinct i have. She is a character that makes you want to tuck her under your wing and shelter her from any deluge.

Gwyn McNamee provided another twisting, intriguing and unputdownable story. Their rare and deadly story was unforgettable and hard to match. A pleasure to get to know was this cast, and getting to know more is a real addiction for me. 5 stars.

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Tortured Skye (Hawke Family Book 2) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Tortured Skye (Hawke Family, #2)Tortured Skye by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tortured Skye is book two in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. As I expected, these stories just seem to get better, with each story as unique and perfect as the one before it. It is really hard getting back to reality after reading a Gwyn McNamee story. I read with my emotions, so these stories just get to me on a whole different level, which is rare and so precious to me. They really are the ultimate escape to paradise.

Skye and Gabe are a couple that intrigue me. Skye loved Gabe for a long time, and Gabe felt he had no business having these deeply ingrained feelings for Skye. But no one can fight the inevitable. Their attraction is deep. Their attraction erotic and endless. The way they handle their sizzling chemistry will leave you breathless. The dynamic between the two is the most arousing. Their very essence drew me in and had me a bundle of nerves, as I i never quite knew what they would throw out next. It was a gift to read their exciting and boldly dramatic tale.

The further I get into this series, the more bittersweet it is. I cannot wait to read all the stories, but at the same time, never want to reach the end. I don’t want this crazy ride to ever end. I am in a constant state of delirious joy at revealing each character and the story the have to tell. It becomes an addiction that gets satisfied but I am still endlessly curious as to what happens next. Always a pleasure reading this author’s work. 5 stars.

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Savage Collision (Hawke Family Book 1) by Gwyn McNamee – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Savage Collision (Hawke Family, #1)Savage Collision by Gwyn McNamee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Savage Collision is book one in the Hawke Family series by Gwyn McNamee. I was first introduced to this author when reading the Scandalous Slip series and was so happy I discovered her. She is a witty, descriptive and extremely talented. Savage Collision was a more serious story that instantly grabbed my attention.

Dani had sass and attitude aplenty, and Savage feels that full force of it from the very first meeting. Savage is astounded and captivated. Their story is so edgy and fraught with danger and suspense. One thing blatantly obvious is the intense attraction. The chemistry is off the charts and I was drawn tight in anticipation. The drawing magnetism that is apparent between them is its own living, breathing entity, and left me a quivering mess of emotion.

Savage Collision is an amazing introduction into the Hawke family. Dani and Savage’s journey was electric, inspiring and arousing. The secondary characters I cannot wait to get to know more of and continue this dangerously addictive series. 5 stars

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Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1) by Carrie Dalby – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Perilous Confessions (The Possession Chronicles Book 1)Perilous Confessions by Carrie Dalby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Perilous Confessions is book one in the Possession Chronicles by Carrie Dalby. I haven’t read anything by this author, so reading this book was a new and exciting experience.

Lucy and Alexander fall love and it is a tale for the ages. I love reading the whole romance process from many years ago. From the courtship, to the marriage, to the rest of their lives together, and all the trials and hurdles along the way. Alexander had his demons to slay, and Lucy had to decide if he was worth the extra effort it may take to build that forever with him.

Carrie Dalby has a style that captivates and dazzles the audience. Attention grabbing intensity and drama male this story hard to put down. 4 stars.

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Full Glasses and Burju Shoes by Blake Blessing – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Full Glasses and Burju ShoesFull Glasses and Burju Shoes by Blake Blessing
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full Glasses and Burju Shoes by Blake Blessing is a novel that is an emotional journey of honour, duty, sacrifice, pain, despair, healing, acceptance, moving forward, seduction, charisma, chemistry, limitless love and capacity for forgiveness oneself. I have not read a book by this author, and I swear that this is just the beginning of my exploration of this author’s work. I was stunned beyond comprehension. This story was so realistic, so heartfelt, so humbling. It really made me realise how lucky I am and how much our armed service personnel sacrifice for our freedom. The horrors of war were never more apparent. You usually get the combat stories, not the aftermath of when they try to re-enter civilian life. I could not turn away, and the only time I stopped reading was when the tears blinded me.

The characters in this story were made for each other. Emil has come home broken and unsure of his future. Perrin wants a lot and is never afraid to take the bull by the horns and try her hand at adrenalin soaked activities. She likes what she sees when she runs into Emil. Their beginning was shaky, and the many stumbling blocks put in their path seemed impossible to conquer. They touched fire, they were burned. They survived. I was never sure how their story would end, and sometimes found it so hard to continue because my heart was breaking for them, but Blake Blessing has such a way with words, iy was physically and emotionally impossible to not read to the end. I was Full Glasses and Burju Shoes. I didn’t know anything but Emil and Perrin’s journey. It had everything and when I finished, I felt like I was put through the wringer. But what a beautiful experience reading this story was. It was unforgettable. I will never forget how I felt, the way the characters smashed their way into my heart. I will cherish all these memories and never let go, as they are so rare and precious. 5 stars.

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Tapped (The Night Moves Book 3) by Tarrah Anders – Review by Tracy Wilkin

TappedTapped by Tarrah Anders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tapped is book three in The Night Moves series by Tarrah Anders. This author never ceases to impress, amaze and inspire me. I cannot get enough and absorb each word like vital air.

Janae and Kai had a history, so meeting again was a shock for Janae. She still feels the same after all those years apart, but she tries to deny those feelings. Kai is having none of it and is prepared for the long and arduous task of winning her back. Their chemistry is inspiring. The way they integrate in every situation and environment is incredible. The trust and love they have for one another warms the heart and increases breathlessness.

Tapped was a romance about a love rediscovered, a love that survived time and distance, a love that just gets stronger every day. Tarrah Anders writes a tantalising story that will never leave your memory and make you crazy for more. 5 stars.

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Shadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Shadow's Keep: A NovelShadow’s Keep: A Novel by Meghan O’Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Shadow’s Keep is a novel by Meghan O’Flynn. A first read for me by this author, so this story was like unwrapping a gift. A gift that just kept on giving. The blurb says it all. Desperation, obsession, protection, and much, much more.

William is a detective a little jaded. Things are happening and the evidence doesn’t add up. He is desperate to unravel this mystery, so the town can have closure and to bring an end to the violence and loss. Je has a mammoth task ahead. This hits him personally, as he must protect his girlfriend Cassie and her son. These characters had many layers that were begging to be unveiled. A mystery beckoning.

Shadow’s Keep is a super suspenseful and psychological mystery. It will keep a reader on the edge, bordering on terrified and paranoid, in a totally enthralling way. Fearfully perfect reading. Meghan O’Flynn is a talent that will mess with your mind and have you checking under the bed. 5 stars.

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Nite Fire: Flash Point by C.L. Schneider – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Flash Point (Nite Fire, #1)Flash Point by C.L. Schneider
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nite Fire: Flash Point is a paranormal fantasy by C. L. Schneider. I have not read this author before, so I was not sure of what to expect, but the reviews were fairly good. I don’t usually read this genre, having felt that I have read all there was to read from this topic. How wrong I was. I always marvel at how different each author is and the different stories and varied detail and character traits. These stories are always imaginative and creative. Nite Fire: Flash Point was no exception.

To the story. The story was dramatic, packed full of action, deception, danger, and lovin. The energetic storyline is highly addictive, and this author is one I thoroughly enjoyed and will definately be reading more in the future. 4 stars.

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Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3) by Virginia Wine – Review by Tracy Wilkin

Surviving Jordan (Surviving Series Book 3)Surviving Jordan by Virginia Wine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Surviving Jordan is book three in the Surviving series by Virginia Wine. And just like the drink, these stories get keep getting better. I absolutely adore each couple, and each story is unique in itself, although sharing characters from previous books. The author weaves such a tantalising tale, it is hard to predict what readers may be blessed with next.

Ben and Jordan are quite the complex couple. Apart despite the exhausting attraction that ignites years before, and the flame has not once dwindled. The heat has only intensified over time. A dastardly secret keeps them apart, but for how long??

Their love was a thing of beauty. Their story beguiling and dangerous. Their journey long and arduous. Their strength immeasurable. Their bond unbreakable. Their ending, Everything. I loved this instalment and did not want it to end. A new amazing story to be added to the unforgettable list. 5 stars.

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