Jennifer’s review of From the Shadows by LJ Stock

Title: From The Shadows

Author: LJ Stock

Genre: paranormal romance, fantasy

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

I love this book, these characters and this world! I don’t think I even have the right words to express my feelings. I was so excited to have an advanced copy of this book. It definitely didn’t let me down! The first couple of chapters were catching up on Cass’s new life as a princess and a refresher for what happened in book one. By chapter three I was thrown in the action and drama of an ambush and Cass’s capture and captivity by bad guys. This story flowed beautifully and was extremely well written. I could picture the characters and scenes as if I was there. I could feel the emotions of the characters in every word written. LJ Stock is an amazing author with an absolute gift for painting a scene and drawing my feelings to the surface. I adore Cass and Damon, and Mortisali so so much! I do hope there is a book three so I can walk in Mortisali again!

**I received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Parallel by L.J. Stock

Title: Parallel book 1 of the Mortisalian Saga

Author: L.J. Stock

Genre : paranormal romance, Β fantasy

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

Parallel is the first book I have read by this author as well as the first book in the Mortisalian Saga. Cass was put into a mental facility by her parents at the age of 17. The book begins 7 years later with her still in the same hospital. She hears and see things, mostly war, through water. Β A nurse is dragging her through the hospital to the shower. What follows is a fantastical story filled with tales of the gods, mythical beings, other realms, battles and so much more. The story is extremely well written and flows beautifully. I loved the characters so much. I love how important each and every character is. None of them were tossed aside and forgotten. The importance may be that someone is a friend or a helper, and they may only be in bits of the book but the author made them unforgettable. There is a love story here but the main focus is the actual story itself. I think Saga is definitely a wonderful word to use for this series. Parallel is an amazing read that pulled at my heart, had me laughing, and at times cursing the stubborn characters. This is a beautiful read full of hope. I am so excited to read book two!

**received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Title: Until Sage

Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary romance
Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
FINALLY!!!!!
Finally I have my story of Sage Mayson! Sage and Kim have had my attention since Until Jax where I first saw small bits of their very rocky relationship. I love that the very first thing I read was all the yummy details of how they met. The story is well written and the characters are lovable. This story was funny, sweet, and a bit emotional at times. I love the characters! I absolutely adore Sage! Sage and Kim had me laughing out loud, tearing up a bit and at times extremely frustrated. I love all of Mrs. Rose’s books, but I think I may now have a new favorite. Sage: my new forever book boyfriend!

 

Jennifer’s review of A Change in Tide by Freya Barker

Title: A Change in Tide

Author: Freya Barker

Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

This book….. This book is beautiful, from the cover to the story itself. The characters are a bit unique because they are just like regular people. They have tragedies and triumphs and could be my next door neighbor or the lady down the street. This helps to make the story special for me. They are well written and thought out. I enjoyed the story very much. It is beautifully written and flows so well. I loved the slow build of the story. There was no hurry to get to the end. I was so focused on the story itself I read all through the night. This is an amazing book by such an amazing author!

** I received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Finding Peace by Steffy Rogers

Title: Finding Peace (Military Love book 3)

Author: Steffy Rogers

Genre: Contemporary romance, military romance

Stars : 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

This is the third book in this series. It can be read as a standalone. This is my first book by this author. I absolutely loved it! I was emotionally all over the place while reading. It hooked me from the beginning and didn’t let go. This book had so much heart and feeling and I can’t wait to start from the beginning of this series now!

**received an advanced copy for an honest opinion**

Jennifer’s review of How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

Author: Melissa Toppen

Title: How We Fall

Genre: Contemporary romance, second-chance romance, friends to lovers

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

For me, this is one of the best stories of 2017 so far! Β This is a beautifully written friends to lovers second chance story. The main characters are best friends growing up. Cole leaves for college and they don’t see each other for the next six years until tragedy brings them back together. Between the story and the characters, I was lost myself in the pages of this book. I read straight through and didn’t come up for air until I was finished. I absolutely love Melissa Toppen! This book is now my favorite of hers ( I love it even more than Taming Lo)! I think this is a definite must read for everyone who loves love!

**received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Abandoned by Lyz Kelley

Title: AbandonedΒ 

Author: Lyz Kelley
Genre: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense
Stars: 5 πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
In this book we have two people with a ton of emotional baggage trying to find their way to a forever love and still no killer. I don’t think I have the words to say how much I loved this book! The emotions I felt in this book were ripping my heart out. I cried throughout the whole story. I love how I could actually feel what the characters were feeling instead of just reading it. This is my favorite book in the series so far. This author has continued through each book to paint a town and characters that I can picture living in and being friends with. I’m in love with this series and this author! There are a few more hints dropped as well for who the killer is. I’m so excited for the next book. June can’t come fast enough!
**received an advanced copy**