This Passionate reader is compassionate about giving back to authors who create incredible stories that help me escape reality. You will find my reviews are honest, genuine and detailed. I review for Indie and Best Selling Authors in the US, Canada, and the UK. On GoodReads, NetGalley, Facebook, Twitter, and this website. *PLEASE NOTE: I only review psychological thrillers, true crime, romance/suspense, medical thrillers, mysteries, medical memoirs, metoo, and romance from the heart

Monday, March 30, 2020

Review: Praying for a Miracle When It’s Hopeless By Isabella Milan




Praying for a Miracle When It’s Hopeless

Have you ever been given news that made you feel as if you were a prisoner sentenced to death? That was my initial feeling when I was told I had Breast Cancer with metastasis to my brain, that my husband wanted a divorce, and that I needed to fight for custody of my son. Suddenly, my days seemed endless and my nights were tiresome. To many, this would seem as if the days were numbered. But I held the strength to overcome this diagnosis and major life setbacks.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Review: The Girl I Thought I Knew By Kelly Heard #Bookouture #NetGalley #BookonTour

Daisy grew up around secrets she knew by heart but were

never spoken. She had no idea just how much damage secrets could do, but she would soon learn.





It’s a warm, cloudless morning on the day the envelope arrives for Daisy. Soft sunlight streams into the apartment she shares with her partner, Anderson, who is sleeping peacefully. Daisy’s fought hard for this happiness, worked her way up from being a vulnerable teenage runaway to a woman with a stable job and a loving boyfriend.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Review: A Sister’s Betrayal By Barbara Larriva

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When Cecilia walked into the living room, the first thing she noticed was that her father wasn’t there.  So maybe this wasn’t as bad as she thought.
“Josie tells me she hears you throw up every morning, yet you’re well enough to go to school.  That can only mean one thing.  So, tell me,” Rose said, pointing a finger close to Cecilia’s face, “who are you sleeping with?  The whole football team?”
Before Cecilia had a chance to answer, Josie said, “Oh, Mom, you’re so way off base.  She’s been sleeping with her nigger boyfriend.  Haven’t you, Sis?”  She smirked and nodded her head at Cecilia.  “Does he have a big thing like they say?”

Monday, March 23, 2020

Review: The Girl You Gave Away By Jess Ryder #BookonTour #Bookouture #NetGalley

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All she wanted was the life they had…

It is the day of Erin’s fortieth birthday party. Pink and silver balloons drift through her garden, the platters of food are empty and the recycling is overflowing with empty wine bottles.

As Erin mingles with groups of family and friends, surrounded by love and laughter, she feels like the luckiest woman alive. She has no idea what fate has in store …

Then a little red envelope lands on the doormat and everything changes.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Review: From My Balcony by Patricia Bond #WNYAuthor


Do you want to live your life or hide from it? Diana knew she lied to her best friend when she said she wanted to live it.


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Oh, how desperately she wanted to hide! Hide from her husband’s betrayals, hide from the blame and guilt heaped on her by her younger daughter’s refusal to accept the divorce, hide from the pity, the questions, the snarky innuendos from her “friends.” Most of all, hide from herself and her failures. Her family accepted her need to “find herself,” and this apartment in the south of France was perfect with its balcony and view of the sea and town. Low enough to be able to watch life happen below her, high enough to not participate in any of it. Now if only the gentle people of Cassis would let her do that.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Review: Overtime by M.D. Dalrymple

When the stalking victim becomes his lover . .  .

Officer Tyrell Blaser is everything a good cop should betall, strong, proud to be a cop, and willing to work OT.

One night, on a typical traffic stop, Vivienne’s ex tries to run her off the road. Scared and alone, Tyrell offers her a shoulder to lean on and his business card. As her case progresses, so does Tyrell’s interest in Vivienne, leading to a steamy and passionate start to their relationship.

But her ex has eluded the police and is not willing to let go. Can Officer Blaser keep Vivienne safe? 
  

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Review: Lorna, The Parrot Who Saved The Mission by Lorna Collins

This is a long-forgotten true story of the parrot who saved Missio San Juan Capistrano, told as a picture book with parrot narrating her own story. The book is sold on Amazon as well as in the mission store.




Sunday, March 15, 2020

Review: Dead Wrong By Noelle Holten #BOTBSPublicity #OneMoreChapter


The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…
DC Maggie Jamieson’s past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.
Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.
The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…

Friday, March 13, 2020

Review: The First Date by Zara Stoneley #OneMoreChapter #NetGalley

The First DateThe First Date by Zara Stoneley
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First, I want to thank Zara Stoneley, One More Chapter and NetGalley for providing this book so I may bring you this review.

The First Date by Zara Stoneley is an incredibly cute and funny read that many can relate to. This book will make you smile and laugh out loud at times. Not to mention you may be able to relate to it at times.

I absolutely loved the front cover of The First Date. The cup of coffee with the heart foam was perfect! Loved the font layout and the colors as well. Kudos to the Graphic Designer on this cover.

There were so many aspects of this book I totally related to the main character. So much so I found myself cracking up laughing at the character! You have to love all the references to Tinder, online dating, not looking like your online profile pic, and shaving habits.

My fave part of the storyline where this guy wanted to give her pointers on how to go on first dates. Who does or says that in real life?!


If you are looking for a fun and comical read pick this one up.


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Review: Until I Find You By Rea Frey #NetGalley






 Until I Find YouUntil I Find You by Rea Frey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First, I want to thank Rea Frey, St. Martin’s Griffin and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Every Mother’s worst nightmare comes true in Until I Find You by Rea Frey! This is an incredible must read that pull on your heart strings, shock you, and question who you can really trust.

Rea dedicates this book to her daughter Sophia the brightest light she will ever see.

One major theme in this book I found is stick to your gut instinct and never give up! No matter if nobody believes you never give up!

Rea incredibly impressed me thinking outside the box and diagnosing her main character Rebecca with an eye disease that left her blind. Rea does an amazing job showing us not just telling how Rebecca navigates motherhood and everyday life. I am not a mother but I couldn’t imagine how challenging it would be being visually impared.

Besides Rebecca’s story there were other side stories going on as well. Many of them tied to Rebecca’s in one way or the other.

This is one book that will stay with you long after you are finished with it.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Review: The Man I Loved Before By Anna Mansell #BookonTour #Bookouture #NetGalley




‘Dear Ben, I can only write you this letter because I know you’ll never read it…’

When Jem writes to her ex Ben, it’s to explain everything. All the secrets she kept from him – from the little lies she’d sometimes tell about how new those shoes really were, or how many glasses of wine she’d had that evening… right up to The Big Thing that happened on the night that changed everything. But she never expects he will actually see what she’s written.

She is just writing because she thinks it will help to get the words out. Later, she resolves, she’ll burn the letter, and then the past will be in the past for good.

Because Jem is doing fine now. She’s busy: working, spending time with her best friend, and looking after her mother, who’s in remission from cancer. She’s even dating again and has just met a guy who she thinks she could actually fall for. At long last, Jem is really, definitely somewhere close to happy.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Review: The Surprise Circus by Dr. Carol and Aria Soloway



Friday, March 6, 2020

Review: The Book of Us By Andrea Michael #OneMoreChapter #HarperCollinsPublishing #NetGalley

She had to be able to look back at this as a time that was sacred, magical. There would be pain enough later.

Cass and Loll used to be inseparable. They met at university and they made sense, like two halves of a whole. They had planned their lives around each other, writing down their dreams in The Big Book of Our Life – the things they wanted to achieve, the places they’d go after they finished university. But then one night changed everything.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review: Better Off Bald A Life in 147 Days by Andrea Wilson Woods

Adrienne Wilson is a depressed, suicidal teenager—until the
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day she receives a diagnosis of stage IV liver cancer. Facing the fight of her life, Adrienne discovered just how much she wants to live. In Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, Andrea Wilson Woods chronicles her sister's remarkable life, from the time she was born to the day she dies at age fifteen. Written like a journal, Andrea takes the reader inside her and Adrienne's journey explaining how she gained custody of Adrienne from their mother and how the sisters' relationship evolved over time. 

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