Review – The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

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3/5 Stars

This is an enjoyable story, having said that, unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the author’s debut novel. The author did a great job with building anticipation, suspense, and nail biting moments but they were often followed by a predictable trajectory. Predictability isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I was left feeling a little disappointed. I

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – The Map That Leads to You by J.P. Monninger

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4/5 Stars

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I’ll be honest in saying it took a bit for me to get into the story but once that happened, I couldn’t read fast enough. I hesitate to say too much about the book for fear of giving anything away. I really liked the characters and particularly liked the friendship between the main female lead and her two friends. I found myself laughing one moment, then sobbing the nest. The character as well as the reader go on an emotional journey.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review- An Alpha’s Path by Carrie Ann Ryan

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5/5 Stars

I loved this story! I thought the author did a great job of exploring the dynamics of a human learning there are werewolves in the world and learning the wolf is their forever mate. I ran through many emotions while reading this story from happiness, sadness, and frustration – I wantedc to shake some sense into the characters. I look forward to reading the other books in this series.

I received a copy of this book from the author, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – Hospitality and Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

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5/5 Stars

This is one of my favorite series, this book does not disappoint. I enjoy my visits with the residents of South Cove, it feels like I’m catching up with friends. The author does a great job of setting the scene so it feels I’m right there with the characters. Speaking of characters, I love seeing them grow and evolve with each new book. I can’t wait to read what happens next!

I received a copy of this manuscript from the publisher via NetGalley. My review has been voluntarily submitted.

 

Review – It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

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3/5 Stars

I wanted to like this book than I did. The blurb for the book really caught my attention and had me wanting to know more about these characters. Once I started the book, I had a hard time getting into the story. The first part felt heavy handed in descriptions with seeming little to move the story along. It wasn’t until around the half-way point where the story picked up for me.

Please, don’t get me wrong, I thought the author wrote very well and provided well fleshed out characters. I tend to not care for books that are overly descriptive, I find I get bored; that’s just me.

The author tells the story by switching back and forth between past and present. I thought this was done’ very well and helped add suspense to the story.

This is the first book by this author that I have read and I would be interested in looking into other work by her.

I received a copy of this book by the publisher through NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – After The Fall by Julie Cohen

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4/5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book! The author quickly grabbed my attention and had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The author deftly tells the story through multiple points of view. I felt as though I really got to know the characters and where they were coming from. I couldn’t help but laugh one minute then cry the next. This is the first book by this author I have read and it won’t be my last.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – The Decorator Who Knew Too Much by Diane Vallere

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5/5 Stars

I absolutely love this series and this book was no exception. I was quickly drawn into the story and didn’t want to put the book down. The author brings vibrant, likable characters to life in this charming mystery series. I enjoy the detail the author gives when describing the character’s clothing or surroundings, this helps bring the story to life and has me feeling I’m right in the mix with the characters. The author kept me guessing who the culprit was until the final reveal, I love a mystery that keeps me guessing. I hope there will be more books in this series, I love the characters and would love to read more about them.

I received a copy of this manuscript from the publisher via NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.