Jennifer’s review of What The Heart Wants by Kelli McCracken

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Author: Kelli McCracken

Genre: romance, paranormal romance

Stars: 3.5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

I’m giving this book 3.5 stars. In the end I did enjoy this book. The book and the characters were well written. I didn’t really feel a connection with the characters in this book.(plus the sisters absolutely irritated me) I also thought the drama was a bit forced feeling. This book started so slow it took me a while to get into it. Once I got into the book it was pretty good. I loved the little bit of paranormal thrown in. It does end in a cliffhanger but since there are 5 books it’s no big deal. I’m hoping with book 2 I get a better connection with Heaven and Dylan.

**received an ARC for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Shattered by JL Drake

Title: Shattered

Author: JL Drake

Genre: romance, dark romance

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

JL Drake is an absolutely awesome story teller.While I did love Broken, this book just had something a bit extra to it. I laughed a little, cried, shouted at the characters living in my kindle (cause yeah they can hear me lol) and just fell more in love with this story the farther along I got into it. This book is full of twists and turns and will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. One of my favorite books you have written so far!

Jennifer’s review of Broken by JL Drake

Title: Broken

Author: JL Drake
Genre: romance, dark romance
Stars: 4 πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
Broken was a pretty good and pretty quick read for me. The story is very well written and easy to follow. I enjoyed these characters very much. The beginning of the story was fantastic. I really loved that it was going to be a darker read. After Samantha’s rescue, the book, for me lightened up quite a bit more than I was hoping. I was hoping to put off the romance a little bit more towards the end of the story. All in all, the book was very good, characters are enjoyable and the ENDING! (Love that ending! ) If you like just putting your toes in the water of dark romance or are new to it this is a great place to start (in my opinion). For all dark romance lovers this book is an easy read and very good.

Jennifer’s review of The Scars Between Us by MK Schiller

Title: The Scars Between Us

Author: MK Schiller
Genre: Contemporary romance
Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
I saw this book was up for review and almost passed it by. The title got me and I had to take a closer look. It is a beautifully written story. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. The characters are relatable, likable and real. The characters had me invested in what I was reading. I laughed, had my heart broken and fell in love with them. This is such a beautiful story and I’m so thankful I had a chance to read this book!
**received an advanced copy for an honest review**

Jennifer’s review of Exposed by Lyz Kelley

Title: Exposed

Author: Lyz Kelley

Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

Exposed is the 5th book in the Elkridge series and is a fast easy read. It can be a read as a standalone (but is better as a series). This is a very sweet romance that took me on a bit of an emotional ride. The story is well written and flows very well. I love the characters and love that I have already met them in the previous stories. I am always surprised while reading Lyz Kelley. She somehow always makes the characters and scenes she writes come alive in my mind. I can always see clearly in my head the scenes she paints. The characters always feel like real life people. The emotions I feel while reading the characters feel real. She is a fantastic writer. As always with this series, bring a tissue or two while you are reading and be prepared to fall in love.

Jennifer’s review of Watch Over by Amy Reece

Title: Watch Over

Author: Amy Reece
Genre: Contemporary romance, romantic suspense
Stars: 4 πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
This is my first book by Amy Reece. She wrote a fantastic story! Β The characters had depth and personality that made them more real and the story was well written. I thought Melanie and Finn meeting through the cat was cute and funny. The story itself mostly kept me on the edge of my chair with the twists and turns. Overall it was a great read and I am excited for the next book!
**received an advanced copy for an honest review**

So Good by Nicola Rendell

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On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.

Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strangeβ€”lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.

But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?

It feels so good.

 

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Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Photographer: Sara Eirew Photographer
Cover Model: Justin Edwards
Cover Model: Bella/Nikki Sebben

 

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She is at an unnamed Ivy and prefers to remain mostly anonymous for professional reasons. She has a PhD in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from schools that shall not be named here. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
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Jennifer’s review of Run by Jennifer Vester

Title: Run (Lakefield Book 1)

Author: Jennifer Vester

Genre: romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense
Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›
I really enjoyed this book. Liv was finally living her life with her best friend Julia after a horrible and traumatic college relationship. She makes a stop to eat dinner and sees Aiden sitting in a business meeting at the table across from her. The attraction is instant for both. Of course Liv decides to run from it. Aiden chases her down to return her forgotten phone. And so the hilarious and suspenseful story starts. Β Liv and Aiden were perfect. They were absolutely perfect for each other. Aiden is take charge and in control of every aspect of his life. Liv is a book worm, foul mothed, crazy quirky lady. She was always pushing his limits and the banter back and forth is hilarious. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments. The very real danger Liv was in from her stalker had me turning pages to see what would happen next. The story was very well written and the side characters were amazing and so funny at time. I finished this story very quickly. I couldn’t put it down Β (even while at work)! Definitely 5 stars and I can’t wait to start on Julia’s book!

Jennifer’s review of Only The Pretty Ones by Karen M Bryson

Title: Only The Pretty Ones

Author: Karen M Bryson

Genre: dark, suspense, romance, thriller, crime drama

Stars: 5πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

Only The Pretty Ones is the first book in the Angry Girl Crime Stories series. It can be read as a standalone or part of the series. This is my first book by Karen M Bryson. I absolutely enjoyed every second of reading this book! It’s full of drama, romance, and is dark and suspenseful. It took me on a roller coaster ride of twists and turns. The story is very well written and the characters are relatable and real. I was sucked in from the beginning and the story wouldn’t let me go! I am definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

Jennifer’s review of Orphaned by Lyz Kelley

Title: Orphaned

Author: Lyz Kelley

Genre: Contemporary romance

Stars: Β 5Β πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›

I love this book! I think I say it about every book in this series. Each one gets better and better. I love Jenna and Grant. They are amazing people. These are two people I would love to have around and as friends in real life. Their story is beautiful and emotional. (have some tissues handy) This author creates such a real world and characters. I’m excited to see the stories she comes up with in the future. I 100% recommend this book and this whole series for everyone!