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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Review: Second Chance in Laguna Finding Forever in Laguna Series by Claire Marti


Author Claire Marti



First, I want to thank Claire Marti for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Second Chance in Laguna by Claire Marti is the first book in the Finding Forever in the Laguna Series. After you read this first book you will be wanting to read her second book in the series. Claire has something for everyone packed into this book. She has this book set in a beautiful location of Laguna (somewhere I would love to visit after reading about it), Sophie’s profession was a writer, sexual tension between Sophie and her Landlord Nick, ex fianc├ęs whom don’t have a clue, Mothers whom just don’t understand, etc.

Three characters I didn’t care for in this book for various reasons were Sophie’s Mom. She reminded me of mine in a way. Thinking of what society would think and not actually what was her daughter truly wanted. This hurt Sophie and made herself distant from her Mom. Heather, Nick’s Secretary because she was trying to cause problems between Nick and Sophia. That made Nick very upset and hurt Sophia. Then you have Doug whom hurt Sophia in the past badly. Now showing up unannounced threatening her and telling her he wants her back. Ex’s are exes for a reason and need to stay that way I say.

I absolutely love the Sophia and Nick storyline from how they met and how their relationship evolved.  I loved how there was so much sexual tension built up on Sophie’s end. She was not going to give in as she promised herself no distractions. However, there was no denying their sexual tension that they both had for eachother.

One of my favorite scenes is reading how Sophie as an author prepared for a day of writing.

Author Claire Marti

Casa Luna was the inspiration behind the book. 


Friday, July 27, 2018

Review: Crazy With You (Spotlight Book# 2) by Sophia Peony

Author Sophia Peony




First, I want to thank Sophia Peony for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Crazy With You the Spotlight Series by Sophia Peony was such a fun book to read that had me smiling and cracking up laughing at times. This book was so up my alley too. I love everything pop culture and would kill to be a personal assistant to the stars. So reading about Reid Sinclair and Kira Watson work relationship I loved it.

I absolutely loved the funny sarcastic banter between Reid and Kira it totally cracked me up! Kira had a mad crush on him but kept those thoughts to herself. She just wanted to make him a better person. However, he didn’t want to change for anyone.

With every celebrity you have one crazed fan or an ex-wife. In this case this person kept taking it a little too far.

The ending of the book shocked me! However, in a very good way.

I hope she writes another one in the series because I must read and review that one too. Sophia has mad talent! 


Review: The Vengeful Caller by Rachel Woods

Author Rachel Woods

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First, I want to thank Rachel Woods for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Vengeful Caller is Rachel Woods best book that I have ever read by her! Rachel has written great books in the past but this went above and beyond. It was fast paced, twists and turns at every corner, shady doctors and nurses, murder investigations, hotel scams, husband and wife investigators, major cover ups, reporters trying to get the real story, fake autopsies, a Ginger boyfriend, and an ending you never saw coming.  

Rachel’s story is something you would see on a soap opera or in a movie. It is just that good and that sinister that it would make for amazing tv or movie. I would definitely watch it.

Rachel definitely knows how to captivate her readers in the story. I was literally glued to my kindle and could not put it down. Each character was unique to their role and made it interesting. Danny the Ginger spoke a language I never even heard of before.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Forbidden Cure Part One: Duplicity by William Rubin

Author William Rubin




First, I want to thank William Rubin for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Forbidden Cure Part One: Duplicity by William Rubin is just a part of the whole novel that is coming out in short sections every few months instead of a huge book all at once.  This book was an incredibly fast paced medically charged drama that had you at the edge of your seats. I love a good medical drama with mystery attached and this satisfied my craving. Having read William Rubin’s work prior I knew I was in for a treat.

Right from the prologue William gets the readers attention. From that moment on you need to know what is going on.

My heart ached for Chris whom just lost his Mother and his wife. Now he is sick and wanting to try this experimental drug that is very risky. His Dad is very worried about him taking this. He has every right to be-he doesn’t want to loose him as well.

Other stories in the book of individuals and their medical ailments will just rock you to your core as well like Irina Malekoviec a Concert Pianist.

William Rubin does an incredible job with describing all things medically related with the terminology. He keeps us at the edge of our seats wondering what will happen next.

What I found fascinating since I love all things medical is the ani-malaria medication Hyslop that was introduced in 1940’s that was the last line of defense of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

I am big fans of the names Grayson, Kiki, and Dmitri  that were in the book.

William Rubin himself not only Is an very talented author but is an practicing physician. So it makes perfect sense that he intertwines his love for medical/scientific into his works. 

Unfortunately, the untimely death of William Rubin’s mother, provided some of the conflict, underlying drama, and turmoil to the series lead characters. As I always say write what you know and are passionate about and it will come out in your writing. The readers will feel it.

Review: The Chaplain: Book 2 Surrender for Love By Lynn Hammond


Author Lynn Hammond

First, I want to thank Lynn Hammond for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.
Warning you that you will definitely need a lot of tissues for this emotional roller coaster ride in The Chaplain: Book 2 Surrender for Love by Lynn Hammond. This book must be read as a part of the series and not as a standalone so you can get a good feel of the storyline and characters. You will see the return of Linkin, Sophia, and Malcom. I thought the last book was good. WOW! She outdid herself on this one! This one is full of emotions and totally pulled on all of my heart strings for so many reasons why!

Immediately, you are brought into the story in a shocking way! That first page had me hooked! I had to find out what happened to Darcy! I was not going to end the book til I knew how it all played out. Believe me when I say with all the twist and turns in this book-I DID NOT see that ending coming!!!

One thing I commend about Lynn’s writing is she definitely writes from the heart, has a passion for her characters, and her storylines she writes about. You can tell by the way she describes events, actions of her characters, the emotions behind the characters, and the details of the storylines. She makes you feel compassion for what the characters are going through. For me there were times when I would I was so happy for Darcy that I would be smiling ear to ear. Other times I would be bawling my eyes out because life is not fair.

Emma is the cutest little girl ever and melted my heart in the story! The way she could not say Linkin so she said link. She called Malcom Mal. Sweetest kid ever who loved her Mama!



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Author 
Zoje Stage
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First, I want to thank Zoje Stage, St. Martin’s New York and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage had me very interested in this for many different reasons. First off the author mentioned she worked part time at the Monroe County Library in Rochester, NY where she started writing novels. I used to live in Rochester, NY and frequented that library. Learning this about the author made me more intrigued to read the book. 

Hannah was a very unique character one which I had never experienced before in any other book. At first you feel sorry for the sweet girl because she mute. But as the story goes on she is not that sweet and innocent girl you think she is. 

Suzette the Mom pulled on my heart strings a little bit. Hannah did not give her Mom the easiest time when she would homeschool her. Plus, the stress was not good on Suzette’s Chr disorder. 

Alex the father was caught in the middle of both his wife and his daughter whom he loved dearly. 


If you like mystery, thrillers, twists and turns this is the book for you!!




Review: To Kiss a Cowboy Hunks and Horses Book 1 by Maggie Carpenter


Author 
Maggie Carpenter


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First, I want to thank Maggie Carpenter for providing me with this book so I can bring you this review.

To Kiss A Cowboy Hunks and Horses Book 1 By Maggie Carpenter drew me in by the amazing cover of the horse and the incredibly sexy cowboy. I also loved the font choice. Kudos to the graphic designer Rebecca Hamilton on this book.  I am a fan of Maggie Carpenter and she knows I love reading about her cowboys!! She did not disappoint in this book! In fact in this book along with the sexy cowboys, the amazing sex scenes, the little torn love triangle, she throws in a little scandal that totally shocked not only me but the characters as well. This aspect of the story made it a little more interesting to say the least.

There was an interesting situation in the book where Connie was engaged to Jerry but something just seemed so off between them two. Then Connie met Caleb and sparks flew more than they ever did with Jerry. Wait till you learn about Jerry’s true colors. It will shock you beyond anything you ever thought of happening in this book. It actually is the climax of the book.

As always Maggie turns me on as she turns up the heat with the sex scenes!! She is very graphic and it is like you are there watching. It is very hot!

I loved the setting of this book at Dream Horse Ranch, full of cowboys and horses. It would definitely be a destination I would go visit!

This is part of a series that I would definitely continue to read. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Review:Broken Reality by Robert Kaufman

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Review
A Broken Reality 

First, I want to thank Rob Kaufman and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

If you are a parent you are going to want to hold your child a little closer tonight after reading this book. Rob Kaufman’s A Broken Reality is an incredibly chilling, shocking, intense, emotionally painful, heart wrenching novel about a missing boy out in a middle of a winter storm. This book is filled with secrets, stalkers, abductors, vandalism, threats, missing persons, investigations, extremely worried parents, etc.

Rob did an incredible job throwing you into the craziness of the story! This hooked me so fast onto the story! A missing child in the middle of a snow storm and you are trying not to get into an accident yourself. How exciting yet scary is that! Every parent worst nightmare come true!!! For the first part of the book I was on the edge of my seat!!!

One amazing aspect about Rob’s writing is his eye for bringing out the detailed emotions in his characters. I was overwhelmed by that. I could feel exactly what each character was feeling and how much they were suffering. I am not a parent but I could not imagine if that was my child out there in those weather conditions. Not knowing where he is! Not knowing if he is safe, if someone has him, if someone hit him, etc! His mom had not heard from him for weeks and thinking the worst! My heart went out to her! We as readers needed to feel the emotions she was going through. Rob was the king of that!

On the subject of Jesse there was one scene where I wanted to scream at Melissa I was so upset with her!! Of course, Jesse was withdrawn, he lost weight, he was worried about Danny, he was not himself emotionally or mentally. Danny was missing! Jesse was in an accident himself. He couldn’t find Danny. He didn’t know if he was dead or alive. That would all take a toll on someone! Melissa didn’t get that.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Review: Wiley Johns Heartbreak & Heroes Book Six by Ciana Stone








Author Ciana Stone
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First, I want to thank Ciana Stone for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 


I have found a new Book Couple not just a new Boyfriend in Ciana Stone’s new book Wiley Johns Heartbreak & Hero’s Book Six!! Yes!! Wiley and Molly are my new fave couple of any of her books!! Both of them had amazing personalities that were off the charts sassy, funny and omg flirtatious!! Wiley just oozed sex appeal and you could see that on the cover of the book! But you could just tell by the way he acted and the way Molly was around him. Those two together made me smile ear to ear. You could not help love them together! 

As with any of her books you need to read these in order or you wont know what is going on in the book. You will see familiar faces and get updates on former characters. One update I was very excited about!

This book had me cracking up laughing deviously!! Ciana had sayings like “Forget the horse and cowboy,” “There’s dirty then there’s dirty,” “It’s only kinky the first time.” 

This book had a lot of sexual tones to it! I could definitely see myself hanging out with Molly and Wiley! They are definitely my kind of people! Heck, she does product testing and reviews sex toys!! Maybe I am in the wrong line of work reviewing books lmao!! 

My heart melted when Molly’s daughter asked Wiley to be her and her Mommy’s hero! When you read the book you will understand why this is such a pivotal scene in the book. I started tearing up when she said this to him.

Seeing these two together and then with Kaylee makes me hate being single!!! I want a man like Wiley!!!



Review:Matter of Trust Ciana Stone

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First, I would like to thank Ciana Stone for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

A Matter of Trust by Ciana Stone was unlike any of her other books I have read in the past. I am a huge fan of her mystery series as well as her HeartBreakers and Hero Series. However, not big into paranormal so much-but I thought I would give it a try since I love her other work. She actually surprised me with a unique paranormal twist that was not too far out there!

One of my favorite characters in the book had to be Maxwell. My heart went out to him on so many levels. For so much of the book he was such a mystery as to what was wrong with him.  His family treated him like he was a mentally disabled child but yet he was a full grown very handsome man. A man whom felt trapped and was not able to be the person he wanted to be. It wasn’t till he met Nikki that he might be able to be himself.

The unique paranormal spin that I liked was that Nikki had sexual dreams of this man she had never met before and didn’t know whom it was. It wasn’t until she met Maxwell that she knew he was the man in her dreams. Little did she know he was having the same dreams but about her. They had never met before but in their dreams. In a weird way they were meant to be together but put together in a unique way.

There is a lot of criminal stuff, murder, mystery as well that is in the book too. 

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