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 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 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**