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This story was an entertaining read with plenty of twists and turns around each corner. Katie was being pulled in many different directions and that was a bit distracting because nothing she participated in, magic, wedding planning, time with her coven, was delved into too deeply. There was no time for more than light touches on each subject. I would have preferred a narrower focus but it did keep the story moving at a fast pace.

ladym30 Those cookies look good!!😍 9h
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The Paris Orphan | Natasha Lester
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For fans of WWII historical fiction, this is truly a masterpiece! It was inspired by the life of American war correspondent, Lee Miller, and there are many points where it includes actual events that took place. It gave me a much deeper appreciation for the strength of the women correspondents as they fought their way through misogyny and sexual harassment that was widespread during this time. It was a magnificent story that captivated me!

Megabooks Fantastic review!! 2d
GenreMinxReviews @Megabooks Thank you! I always love Natasha Lester‘s books! Can‘t help but gush about them. 😍 2d
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After She Fell | Amber Laura
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This was one of those reads that had me vacillating between frustration & excitement. It was hard not to get annoyed with Christina because anyone could see that Jason was a great guy & it was hard to understand what her issue was. It was only as the story played out & her history was explained that I began to understand & have compassion for her. I felt myself in turmoil right along with her as she was hashing out her long bottled up feelings.

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Taking Root | Katherine McIntyre
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I think the author did an amazing job showing Danielle‘s loneliness. The choices that she made, to have any human connection, weren‘t healthy but were completely understandable. I loved that Adrian was no fool & was willing to try going against his nature just to have Danielle in his life, even if it was temporary. There were a few places in this story where I think it went beyond what I would accept as realistic but it didn‘t ruin things for me.

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A Man Called Smith | Tanya E. Williams
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There was much cruelty in this story but it was balanced with love and forgiveness. It was a hard to read and it left me raw, but it also was joyful and touching in many ways! A truly bittersweet read that had the tears flowing at many different points. The struggle for happiness in the most unforgiving of situations was heartbreaking but it truly illustrated a person‘s ability to rise above the most difficult of starts.

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A Killer Edition | Lorna Barrett
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I would‘ve liked the mystery to have been the main attraction but this story seems to be more about Tricia & her life. Following Tricia‘s everyday life was entertaining but not what I was looking for. I did find the relationship between Tricia & her sister to be cute & entertaining. Also, the tension that came along with the baking competition added interest. Though, I wasn‘t the biggest fan of the romance element that was being introduced.

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The Nanny Rules | Melynda Price
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Brody and Mia were interesting characters but what really grabbed me was Brody‘s daughter Lily, she was adorable. The way that both Mia and Brody interacted with her was endearing. I loved the family dynamic that was created between the three of them. What I didn‘t like was that this story was loaded with misunderstandings that upped the angst level from the start. There were many situations in this book that were worthy of some head shaking.

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This is Lilith‘s story but Walter Hobbs was the star! He was so endearing and his pursuit of Lilith was the sweetest thing. It is rare to have a male lead who lays it all out there and gives everything for the lady he has his heart set on without him first making a mash of everything. The amount of patience that he exhibited was commendable because Lilith was fully committed to her feelings on what titled people were capable of & what she wanted.

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Singapore Sapphire | A. M. Stuart
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A culturally rich historical mystery with a splash of romance! The writing clearly sets the stage & immerses the reader in colonial Singapore. I wasn‘t the biggest fan of Curran but he grew on me. I loved Harriet from the start! She was a fascinating character with a past that evoked a ton of sympathy from me. The entire cast of characters were well-developed and the mystery was one that is filled with suspense, intrigue, and is long reaching.

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Cry Pilot | Joel Dane
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Right from the beginning I was drawn into this story by seeing the lengths that Kaytu was willing to go to become a CAV pilot. After my initial curiosity was satisfied, it was the supporting characters, the camaraderie, and the battles that kept my eyes glued to the pages. The characters were flawed, but flawed in the best of ways and to see their growth individually as well as a platoon really made this book memorable. It was a wild ride!

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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This story was filled with meaning, solid characters, humor, struggle, suspense, & tragedy. There was plenty of tension in Cassie‘s life but the reasons aren‘t for what you would expect. One thing I wish would have been different was to have known Owen‘s inner thoughts. At the start he seemed just kinda “there” but that quickly resolved itself and by the end I knew how he felt with a certainty, which I loved! This was such a moving read.

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There were many swoon worthy moments in this story matched with just as many snarky, sarcastic, and humorous ones. I adore anything from Author Isabel Jordan! What developed between Sadie and Gage was truly an endearing romance but I also very much loved the other characters involved in this story! There is a lot to enjoy in this book and even though this can be read as a standalone, you do not want to miss out on all this duology has to offer!

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The suspense & dramatic tension in this book made it such a good read! All the characters were memorable, even the villainous ones. There‘s nothing like a good villain in a story to get your ire up. I also loved that the St. John family were involved in an official capacity & were ready to support Linc in many ways. There was a great working relationship between Linc & Allison but what developed between then romantically was worth a swoon or two.

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I liked that in this story, Amber‘s use of magic was both spells as well as potions. I can‘t say that I appreciated all the ways that she used her supernatural skills in order to get the information she wanted because it was kind of underhanded. I am hoping in the future she can expand her repertoire as well as cement friendships with locals so that they can assist in her investigations. Overall it was a great series starter.

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This was an emotionally driven story that takes turns which are completely unexpected but are quite intriguing! Nadira was a character who struggled with much & I could feel her every emotion, which made her story meaningful. I was angry for her, angry at her, worried, thrilled, scared, and horrified in equal measures and that made this story a pleasurable read. The ending of this story was powerful & has me excited to see what is in store next!

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Ten | Jane Blythe
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There was not a minute where this story did not command my attention and I was riveted! With each plot twist unveiling, I was surprised but also saddened because it was a blow for many of the characters. In addition, there were also some moments of sweetness, humor, and choices that felt just right for the futures of this phenomenal cast. I greatly enjoyed reading Ten and it is a book and series that I highly recommend!

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What developed between Olivia & Gabriel was part friendship, part flirtation. I liked that Gabriel‘s entire focus wasn‘t on romancing Olivia. I really connected with his character because he saw the treatment that Olivia endured & was upset by it as well as chagrined that he ever had a part to play in her unhappiness. There was also a true friendship between him and Olivia. It was a perfect blending of slow burn romance, friendship, and tragedy!

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I loved the inclusion of Hungarian culture and folklore in this story and that the murder happened at the start. The immediate action and hunt for clues drew me in! I especially loved the chapter titles during the interrogation portions because the title named who was being interviewed, it was clever. There was a burgeoning romance taking place but I wish there had been a romantic buildup because as it was, I was not drawn to the romance.

Librarybelle This sounds so good! 3w
GenreMinxReviews @Librarybelle I found it to be most enjoyable. 😍 3w
ferskner I have a copy of this one too. I loooooove that cover! 3w
GenreMinxReviews @ferskner I Know! It‘s sooo cute, the cat is just adorable. 😍 3w
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The Pawful Truth | Miranda James
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This story had plenty of moving parts, quirky characters, & the right amount of drama to make it an interesting cozy mystery. There were parts that felt slow to me, especially at the start where much was about Charlie‘s habit of being nosy & speculation about the personal lives of the professor & his wife, but it quickly picked up. It was a dramatic tale of the dark turns love can take but it was kept lighthearted by Charlie & his pal Diesel.

Librarybelle I‘ve read the first in this series and haven‘t had a chance to pick up the rest 1mo
ferskner There are so many animals on that cover! Nice pick! 1mo
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A Grave End | Wendy Roberts
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There was plenty of mystery and thrill to be had while reading A Grave End! Julie had plenty going on dealing with her past and what a journey it has been. There were many shocking reveals to be had in this story and never a dull moment! Something that didn‘t sit right with me, though, was that certain details were introduced and repeated throughout the story but they were meaningless in the end and had me wondering why it was even included.

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One Taste of Redemption | Amanda Siegrist
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This was a fantastic series ending book because it was Newman‘s story. He was a character who had been involved in the series since book one and his story deserved to be told. Also, because all the characters from previous books were involved in this story as well. I loved the tension between Amelia and Dee, hilarious! Sauer and Newman hashing things out was nothing short of a budding bromance, too cute! It was just a fun read!

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Here There Are Monsters | Amelinda Berube
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I wanted to read this book because I was looking for a good scare. The writing painted a fantastical tale that could‘ve given me everything I ever wanted with its sinister woods, stick/bone monsters, & creepy messenger in the middle of the night. What didn‘t work for me were the sisters, Skye & Deirdre. They behaved like little monsters & maybe the title was speaking of them which then makes perfect sense. I felt nothing for them except loathing.

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What a delightful whodunit this story was! Inspector Witherspoon really got one over on Mrs. Jeffries and her crew! I have to admit that I absolutely enjoy this series! It's the characters that keep me coming back :D.

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Librarybelle The Mrs Jeffries series looks like so much fun! 1mo
Crazeedi Yay! A new series to check out! 1mo
GenreMinxReviews @Crazeedi I love this series! I found it at book 37 and thought I'd start it from book 1. I have enjoyed it very much but by book 4 it had become slightly formulaic. Luckily that did not continue after book 5. If you start it, I'd love to see what you think of it. 😁 1mo
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GenreMinxReviews @Librarybelle It really is! The whodunit's are cool but the characters working together to solve the crime while helping Inspector Witherspoon without his knowledge makes it fun! 😻 1mo
ferskner I can't believe I've never read one of these! 1mo
GenreMinxReviews @ferskner oh gosh, I hope you get a chance to, they are very cute. But I will admit my gushing is a culmination of many books and enjoying the characters. 🥰 1mo
Crazeedi @GenreMinxReviews I'll let you know!! 1mo
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In addition to great character development there was also dramatic tension, battles, betrayal, & an against all odds quest that took place. Who doesn‘t love a quest with an unknown outcome 😁?! The ending in this book was just, well, WOW! Not what I was expecting at all. Moya also kind of lost her composure which I wish she hadn‘t. There was a lot to unpack in this story with all the reveals, developments, and an ending which left much to ponder.

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Booking the Crook | Laurie Cass
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Minnie is a great character & I can feel her passion for the bookmobile. What made this a mystery that you could lose yourself to was that there were many characters in this story that had plausible reasons for being a possible suspect. Minnie had many uncomfortable moments where she had to turn a critical eye on people she thought she really knew. In addition, Minnie had some surprises in her personal life that she also had to focus on.

ferskner Are you participating in #cozyinthesun? This would count! 2mo
GenreMinxReviews @ferskner I don‘t know what that is but I do love cozy‘s. 😀 1mo
ferskner @Librarybelle and I are hosting a challenge this month for cozy fans! The Litten who reads the most cozies gets a prize from us. Just use #cozyinthesun and tag us, and I'll get you entered. 1mo
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Librarybelle I love this series! I need to make sure to grab a copy of this one. 1mo
GenreMinxReviews #cozyinthesun @ferskner @Librarybelle ooohhhh, I would love to be entered. I will add that # plus you on my next book. Thank you for letting me know. This will be fun!! 😀 1mo
ferskner Yayyyyyyyyy! If you had any earlier this month, let me know and I'll count them. 1mo
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There was a bit of drama which I am never a fan. If I could have, I would‘ve shaken Jackson a few times over in this book but his heart was always in the right place. He was placed into a few tough & challenging situations during which I think Caroline was exceedingly patient. What I really appreciated was that there was one character who really did not deserve grace but she received it & a positive female relationship sort of developed from it.

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Crowfall | Ed McDonald
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The relationship between Ryhalt and the Misery was well written and complex. She had always been on the periphery but in this story, there is a true understanding of the Misery‘s place in all things which was fascinating and horrific. I loved that! With time spent in there, Ryhalt was a changed man, barely fit for society, despite the challenges, he knew the time for action was drawing near and he had to make the most of the moments he had left.

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Bewitched and Betrothed | Juliet Blackwell
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I liked the famous Alcatraz prison as part of the story as well as the history & fantasy that was weaved surrounding the prison & current day tourist attraction. There were many emotions surrounding Lily‘s upcoming handfasting which I wasn‘t the biggest fan of. Lily had much to deal with when it came to her fiancé‘s family, her family, & her grandmother‘s coven. Also one character was introduced that made little sense to me on why she was added.

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The Highland Earl | Amy Jarecki
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The romance between the MCs was lustful, mostly physical & eventually turned meaningful but it took a while. I had a hard time with the deceit because it went on for far longer than I would have liked. Although, I did like when Evelyn started seeing the situation clearly & that she tried to make it right. I also loved how John responded to the truth & how they worked together to deal with the outcome. That was worth all the emotional ups & downs.

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In Her Sights | Katie Ruggle
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As far as the sisters went, I loved everything about them. Molly was a hoot & even her frenemy relationship with John Carmody was entertaining. He was very persistent when it came to helping Molly & being there for her professionally which, incidentally, was my major dislike in this story. John had no depth! Why did he even like Molly to begin with? Other than animal attraction, I wasn‘t sold on any real attraction between them for a long time.

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Her Deadly Secrets | Laura Griffin
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4🌟 The storytelling in Her Deadly Secrets was superbly executed! I was drawn into the investigation as it progressed and there was plenty of excitement when the investigators started to close in on the truth. I liked the balance between a police procedural and a crafty whodunit. It was filled with action, suspense, and characters that were memorable. There was also a a nice smoldering romance element but not as much heat as you would expect.

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The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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This is a bold & unique retelling of the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. This story is told from Red‘s viewpoint & it picks up after the Crisis has devastated countless towns. What really cracked me up was that all of Red‘s knowledge for what she thought she should be doing in this post-apocalyptic world was based upon the science-fiction, zombie, & slasher films and books that she had gorged herself on growing up. I enjoyed the ride!

hannah-leeloo Can't wait to read this. I've read her books before and love them especially lost boy. Have high hope for this. @Jackal121 2mo
Jackal121 Looks promising 2mo
GenreMinxReviews @hannah-leeloo @jackal121 This was my first book of hers that I have read but it was a good read and I am looking to explore more from her. I hope you get a chance to read it 😀 2mo
hannah-leeloo @GenreMinxReviews thank you for your feedback I do recommend her work and myself and @Jackal121 will look forward to this read. Thank you from us both. 2mo
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Protect the Prince | Jennifer Estep
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All of the characters that I fell in love with previously were back but their roles had changed, all for the better. It was great to see Evie‘s inner circle comprised of individuals that would never be considered proper for court. It made things interesting but nowhere near as interesting as Evie did with her unwillingness to submit to what was expected of her. She refused to be anything less than what her people needed. I loved her in this book!!

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Rogue Most Wanted | Janna MacGregor
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The push-pull attraction that developed between William and Thea was both swoony and comical but there were some rather hard subjects discussed as well. Thea‘s awkwardness with societal rules and history with her grandfather made me really feel for her character and I adored William‘s fierce protection and sweet heart towards her. What transpired between them made this story incredibly engaging and memorable.

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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I knew from the synopsis that I was going to enjoy reading this story what I didn‘t expect was for this fun rom-com to tackle some very real and very emotional topics. I truly appreciated how this weighty story still kept a light feel with smattering of humor, sarcasm, and emotional sensitivity sprinkled throughout. Time and again the Author surprised me with where the story went and my heart was entirely invested in the characters.

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I enjoyed reading this story because the connection between Daniel & Eve was intense but so charming. They challenged each other & their personal insecurities. Their attraction became more than just the carnal variety, there is plenty of sexy times, & there were moments that really grabbed my heart with its innocence. I will admit that the first chapter of the story was a little confusing for me but it quickly smoothed over & flowed after that.

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Shadow Warrior | Christine Feehan
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With a plot that captivated me & a pace that begged me to keep up, this story was a sensually riveting thriller that took me on a twisting & turning path filled with danger, betrayal, & a provocative romance. Vittorio was a great character but he was way too much of an alpha male for me. He was written in a way where he didn‘t come off as domineering with his need to have things in a certain manner but his needs also chafed my inner feminist.

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Murder, She Wrote: Murder in Red | Jessica Fletcher, Jon Land
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What was a pleasant surprise was that this cozy mystery had a thriller blend. I certainly enjoy a story with a dark conspiracy, detestable evildoers, and with more than one morally grey character. Not what I was expecting with a Murder, She Wrote novel but a welcomed plot addition. There were parts that dragged a little for me but overall, this was a fun whodunit and was a relaxing way to spend a few hours.

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A Rogue by Night | Kelly Bowen
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This was the kind of story that drew me in with the storytelling & likable characters. I enjoyed the barbs that Katherine & Harland exchanged as well as their witty banter. If you are a historical fiction buff, there are some parts that may drive you a little bonkers, mainly the idea of Katherine‘s occupation & disregard of societal norms in the Regency period, but if you can put that aside (and I totally did) this was a swoon worthy love story.

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Five Unicorn Flush | T. J. Berry
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If you are looking for a hilarious space opera that has characters that stay with you then I would recommend this story. I loved Jenny in this story & her commitment to her wife was endearing. Even though she‘s crippled she manages to be one of the toughest characters & I admired her grit. Gary‘s not the same half-unicorn he used to be & the situations he had to deal with were quite difficult but he still manages to keep things moving along.

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Nine | Jane Blythe
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This story was filled with teenage angst, parental fears, & insanity! There wasn‘t a chapter that went by that didn‘t provoke an emotional reaction, be it that of annoyance at teenage shenanigans, disbelief with what was taking place, or raw fear as the parental figures in this story would do anything to save their kids. The mystery behind who was killing the girls was as twisted & it absolutely kept giving me the creeps.

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Gather the Fortunes | Bryan Camp
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The writing was as wonderful & descriptive as I had expected. Renai was a great character & the part she had to play in this story was terrific. I liked that Jude, from book 1, played a part in this story as well. What I wasn‘t a fan of was that, although the story had many great & interesting elements, I felt like it dragged in sections. It had its moments of excitement but I didn‘t feel compelled to stay in the story as I had in the first book.

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I loved the positive female relationships in this book. They had me cracking up & getting all misty eyed at different intervals. Theo was a true gentleman, which is quite swoony for the readers that find that quality attractive, not so much my taste, but he certainly had charm. There were ups and downs between the MCs and what was developing between them did take a while to get to, which was also not to my taste, but it was a fun romance to read.

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I had such fun reading Nick & Colleen‘s story. This wasn‘t a typical love story & I loved that! There was heat, madness, & mayhem with an interesting fantasy element that captivated my imagination from the start! Nick & Colleen were engaging characters & I also very much adored Nick‘s family. Their interactions were delightful & added much levity to a story that also included much darkness for there were some vile villains in this story as well.

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Night Before | Wendy Walker
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There were many interesting reveals and several shocking moments that took place. I liked that Rosie‘s character was uncertain about her sister and it had her on a pendulum between concern and dread. She had truly no idea which way to lean and kept oscillating between feelings which kept me uncertain as to how I felt about the situation as well. That coupled with the insights from Laura‘s perspective gave this story a complex feel.

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Both Daffodil and Rex had their own reasons for wanting to get to Violette‘s wedding as quickly as possible & in the process put as much distance between them as they could manage. Being together stirred up feelings & desires that neither of them wanted to feel. Fate had other plans for them & as they were forced to spend time together their ideas of what should be started to turn into ideas of what could be.

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Violette and Theo had met in the most unconventional of ways and they had both felt an attraction but there was no way either of them could act on that. Violette embraced her duty and Theo chafed at his and their current circumstances would not be agreeable for marriage despite both of them yearning for a life that involved adventure and companionship. What made this story a lovely one was the inclusion of Theo‘s sisters and their husbands.

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Stolen Goods | Kay Marie
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I had such fun reading this story, both MCs were just adorable characters who shared many moments of both humor & exasperation. Thad‘s character was a tortured soul who had a personal struggle that he had to overcome, he was just too cute! In addition to a sweet romantic comedy, there were moments of tension and even instances of danger that had me held in suspense.

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Must Be Crazy | Deborah Garland
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The romance between Edward and Skye was so wonderful because I genuinely liked them both (even if Edward was my favorite). They both had drama in their lives that threatened to derail whatever was building between them and it even appeared at one point that it had. I definitely felt a myriad of emotions throughout this story because both characters had a lot going on in their lives and well as between each other. 

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The Forgotten Child | Melissa Erin Jackson
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Riley Thomas is a character who has zero interest in exploring the part of herself that, quite frankly, terrifies her. She wants nothing more than to pretend that her paranormal talents don‘t exist. When she was roped into going on a weekend outing to a haunted ranch retreat, she goes along but her inner angst about the entire idea is palpable. This was a spine-tingling paranormal mystery with a fast pace.