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Gibson's Legacy by KL Shandwick

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Gibson's Legacy by K.L. Shandwick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

REVIEWED BY Joanne Swinney

I have just finish BETA reading this story, I'm so excited to share with you all. Let me introduce you to Gibson Barclay the new love of my life (only in my dreams). Gibson is the ultimate rock star, he certainly holds the power or does he?, woman literally throw themselves at him, along with their Knickers hehe!! I know right? well in all honesty he can have my whole knicker drawer, the man is a God, he knows a woman's body inside and out, he ozzes charm and sex appeal, he has seduction down to a fine art, but there's more to him than that, he is an amazing musician, thousands and thousands of people want to see him, men only wish they had half of what he has, every woman wants him if only even for a brief moment, Gibson has never even heard the word no, he gets what he wants cause it is pretty much there on a plate for him. Along comes Chloe Jenner, sweet Chloe, bless her, seen too m…

Counting Stars by Alannah Carbonneau

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REVIEWED BY Kim Gray


Counting Stars by Alannah Carbonneau
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first started reading this book I didn’t expect it to end up being the type of story that it was. When I say that I mean that is was not just about Reese and her struggles, it was so much more. It was a very well written story about finding that young love you think will last forever only to lose it. This story started out in a way that got me from the start and I didn’t want to stop reading until I was finished. Reese is only 22 and she is now a widow, not even married a year and she is dealing with a loss that no one can imagine. Her solution to hopefully find her way out of her funk after almost a year of seclusion and going about her day to day life only to survive, but not live.
Reese decides to spend her 1 year wedding anniversary in seclusion for a month in the country, camping and just exploring and hopefully finding an answer to her question. What she discovers about herself while simply…

The Billionaire's Christmas ( A Sinclair Novella) by JS Scott

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REVIEWED BY Tami Baney 


My Rating 5 out of 5 stars.

Grady Sinclair! What a wonderful hero. He is devastatingly handsome. He has a reputation for being a heartless beast. A stranger at his door. His breath and possibly his black heart comes face to face with beautiful, Emily Ashworth. She is at his door hoping for a donation for some needy children. Will the dark, cold heart of Grady Sinclair defrost enough to help the children and beat for Emily? 

I originally read this story as part of the Maine For Christmas book. I am happy that Jan is bringing us the amazing Sinclair men. Her Billionaires are like receiving a present. I love them and the author that brings us such wonderful romances. Warm up this winter with these sexy alpha men!

Star Promise by GJ Walker-Smith

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar


Star Promise by G.J. Walker-Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Star Promise by GJ Walker-Smith

The Perfect Dènouement

This is the last book in GJ Walker-Smiths Wishes series and they should all be read in order. While I have been waiting with baited breath for months to see how GJ would finish this series, I truly wasn't ready to say goodbye. This book was beautifully written. It included a perfect blend of humor as well as many touching moments. I love that GJ tied up everything with a perfect bow and I was so happy to see that Adam, Charli and of course, Bridget end up exactly where and how they're supposed to. GJ Walker-Smith uses words in the same way that an artist uses a paintbrush and boy, did she paint an amazing picture with Star Promise. She has wrapped up this story beautifully and it is my new favorite. I do not hesitate to recommend this series as they are all outstanding 5* reads.

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Smoke And Mirrors by Margaret McHeyzer

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REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar


Smoke and Mirrors by Margaret McHeyzer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As per usual, the master of twists, Margaret McHeyzer steps outside the norm with this outstanding selection of short stories. None of these stories were in any way similar or repetitive and I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them. I particularly like that Ms McHeyzer left some of the endings somewhat vague so that we could form our own conclusions. I also LOVE that there are always little cameo appearances from characters we loved in previous books. All in all, I loved this collection of stories with a twist and won't hesitate to recommend.

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The Billionaire's Christmas by J.S. Scott

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REVIEWED BY Kerry Callaway.



The Billionaire's Christmas by J.S. Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another amazing book by J.S.Scott, I loved this book!!
In this book we get to meet billionaire Grady Sinclair the second eldest son to Martin Sinclair, Grady grew up always feeling awkward around society due to years of mental abuse from his alcoholic father, in Grady's adulthood due to his standoffish nature he is know as the beast around the townsfolk of Amesport. Then literally falling at his doorstep he meets Emily. Emily works at the Youth Centre in Amesport, her ex boyfriend has stolen the funds needed to keep the centre afloat and she was visiting Grady to see if he would be willing to offer his support to the centre. Grady is willing to donate to the centre but with a few stipulations to guarantee his donation. Here begins their relationship.
I loved Grady although to begin with he is very abrupt and moody the more you get to know him you can not help but fall for this prot…

Twisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot

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(REVIEWED BY Melinda Lazar)



Twisted by Cari Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Twisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

This is book two in Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott's Lost in Oblivion series and is the story of Gray & Jazz.  While it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.  To say I've been dying to read this book since the last novella came out is an understatement and I am so happy to say that this dynamic writing duo did not disappoint in the least. I love that the writing went back and forth between the past and the present day. I love that there were some harsh realities that weren't glossed over. And I loved that there was so much passion and emotion between the main characters. Honestly, this book evoked so many emotions from me: There were a few lol moments, moments where I wanted to smack someone and moments where I had tears in my eyes and I loved every single bit of it. I cannot wait for the next chapter in Jazz & Gray's life and to read …

The Spice Of Life by Jake Furie Lapin.

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REVIEWED By Kerry Callaway.



The Spice of Life by Jake Furie Lapin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This debut novel from author Jake Furie Lapin follows his transformation from an unfit submissive into a loving fit Dom.
I liked this book, it was different than other BDSM books I have read before, this was the first novel I have read that has shown how a life's journey can mould a person into a loving dominant.
Kelli is a sex therapist in a sexless marriage, she then meets Jake on a night out and takes him on as a client, this novel describes those encounters with Jake as he relives his journey in those sessions with Kelli. Through Jake retelling his journey Kelli sees that she is missing an emotional connection in her own marriage.
I loved the follow your heart message throughout the book, the way that if we do follow our hearts it can open great opportunities that at the time we don't realise.
I can not wait to read more of the journey between Jake and Kelli.
An amazing debut novel by …

Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret

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REVIEWED By Joanne Swinney


Extreme Close-Up by Julie Jaret
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my! I really enjoyed this read, I could have actually kept on reading so much more. Mrs Taylor, first name Lisa is a divorcee with a 15 year old son called Jake, who is currently at camp, while Lisa is trying to make ends meet to pay the bills, as her ex husband is late in his child payment, he's an asshole to be honest, so I won't even bother giving you his name. Lisa is a photographer and obviously takes on any jobs that come along no matter how dull and boring. Her best friend, called Natalie is the only excitement in her life, until one day she wakes to the sound of a lawn being mowed, not just any lawn but her lawn in her garden, weird since she would never hire a gardener because of the cost, she goes to tell the man he has the wrong address, she stops dead in her tracks as she appreciates his fine torso, he was seriously hot, she tells him you have the wrong house, he thought she wouldn…

Over-Exposed by Julie Jaret

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REVIEWED By Joanne Swinney


Over-Exposed by Julie Jaret
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This author really knows how to write a dam good sex scene, I loved reading all about Natalie and Sam.
Natalie is a lawyer, she has wanted to be a partner in her Dad's law firm for almost 4 years, well she thought that is what she wanted, she has worked her ass off, long days, even longer nights, just to receive her Dad's approval, shame he's a stuffy asshole, cause his daughter rocks.
So Natalie likes a little kink, I am not saying what but it is hot, she pretty much looks after herself in every department of her life, Natalie is very pretty and in good shape, does kick boxing to stay in shape, her trainer is a hottie but already taken by another hottie (interesting).
Natalie is not really living her life, all she can think about is pleasing her Dad so he makes her a partner in his law firm. One day on her way to work, she gets stuck in traffic close to the office, she remembers the movie that i…

Death Has A Daughter by Candice Burnett

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REVIEWED By Tami Baney


Death has a Daughter by Candice Burnett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book reminded me why I started my reading addiction with paranormal books. I was given a copy for an honest review. The fun thing is that I finished the book and as fast as my fingers allowed I flew to Amazon and purchased book two and didn’t stop reading until I finished. I have to wait until March for the next installment. (pout).
The story revolves around Cendall, the first and only female Grim Reaper. She is a fiery redhead who is stubborn and dedicated. The Reapers go through hard core training and she battles the prejudices as well as the Reaper golden boy and her arch enemy, Drake.
She is taught that Guardians are her enemies as they protect the souls she is assigned to take. What happens when the line between the good guys and bad guys are blurred? The secondary characters are brilliant. I found my self-absorbed in the story. Laughing, crying and just really enjoying this series. To t…

For Luca by Author Soraya Naomi

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REVIEWED By Melinda Lazar


For Luca by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For Luca by Soraya Naomi 4.5*

Let me first point out that this book must be read after For Fallon and is the conclusion to Luca and Fallon's story. It was such a great read for me! There was plenty of drama and action and I honestly found myself holding my breath throughout because I just didn't know what the author was going to throw at me next! I have to be honest and admit that Fallon did get on my nerves a bit as she just kept pushing Luca further and further away but I guess that was part of the journey she had to take in order to fully accept who Luca is and what he does. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I absolutely cannot wait for Adriano's story - particularly after the little twist tossed in toward the end of the book! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the series and this story and give it 4.5 stars!


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No Promises Required by Author Cari Quinn

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REVIEWED By Melinda Lazar


No Promises Required by Cari Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No Promises Required by Cari Quinn 5*

This is the fourth book in Cari Quinn's Love Required series but can definitely be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed this book! It had perfect amounts of sweet and steamy and down-right sexy! I LOVED that Jill wasn't your typical virgin! She was feisty and wild and was far from afraid to let Bryan know exactly what she wanted! And Bryan? Well, where can I find me one of him? I loved how their relationship rekindled and developed to something so much more. I won't hesitate to recommend this book and give it 5*!

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Laurie's Time by Author Maryann Jordan

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REVIEW by Lynette Kelly


Laurie's Time by Maryann Jordan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is the second book in the Fairfield series but can be read as a stand-alone.
We start with a very emotional prologue in which A twelve year old Laurie who never knew her father, loses her mother and grandmother in an car accident and is then raised by her loving young Aunt Emma.
Now an adult Laurie has finished college and is leaving her Aunt Emma and all she knows to move to the new town of Fairfield and start a job as an elementary teacher. She's found a flat that she shares with her new friend Carol, and feels like it's her time.
Whilst in a grocery store Laurie spies a very hot man. Rob MacDonald is a sexy fireman but has a player reputation, he spots Laurie and he immediately knows that she is special, not one of his usual hook ups. With his player past and Laurie's determination not to be anyone's fling they both have to work hard to overcome complicated pasts in order to h…

Anew:Book One: Awakened by Josie Litton.

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REVIEWED By Kerry Callaway

Anew: Book One: Awakened by Josie Litton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I got gifted this book for an honest review.

Omg, I loved this book, I very rarely read futuristic books, so this was a new venture for me. This book is set in the near future so it was easy to read and not too full of futuristic terms that took away from this amazing book and storyline.
I loved that this book is very descriptive especially in the opening scene, it transports you perfectly into this amazing world Amelia wakes up in, you really feel you are waking up there with her.
Amelia wakes up in this strange world unaware of who she is, where or why she has woken up in this place, she then realises she is not alone, enter Ian Slade!!! Omg Ian is an intense man who is seriously hot, he has hidden secrets he is determined not to share with anyone. Ian explains to Amelia that she is a replica of his dead girlfriend Susannah, Amelia then struggles to understand her feelings towards Ian, are the…

Seek by Clarissa Wild

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REVIEWED by Isa Jones

Seek by Clarissa Wild
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Clarissa Wild at her BEST

This is a prequel to Snare but let me tell you it's packed with suspense and plenty of dialogue.
Reading through this I couldn't help but feeling constantly at the edge of my seat, I couldn't stopped reading, this is an utterly original story. So many questions, so many possibilities, nothing is what is seems.
The story begins with Lillith stuck in a mental institution with no other memory apart for that of a name, a man, Sebastian Brand, but he is all she thinks about and he is the only thing she cares about, and it seem she is the only one who can see him also, which of course doesn't help when you are treated as crazy and locked up in a looney bin. But why,oh why is it that she is the only one who can see him?, why are all her memories erased apart from the one of Sebastian saving her from a terrible ordeal, and why can Sebastian awaken such deep desires with one simple car…

The Spice Of Life by Jake Furie Lapin

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REVIEW BY Isa Jones

The Spice of Life by Jake Furie Lapin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well done Author Jake Furie Lapin!!



This book totally took me by surprise!, I have to say this story was not what I was expecting, I was ready to read another typical BDSM novel and what I found completely blew my mind.

What happens when you reach a point in your relationship when your kids have left home and its only you and your partner again?

Kelli Lemberg is a successful sex therapist who has practice in Manhattan. she is trapped in a passionless marriage and whatever attempt on her side to rekindle the fire goes unnoticed by her elusive husband and as a way to bring excitement into her life she subscribes to a dating website; she soon realises this is way out of her league and decides to get on with her life. A chance encounter with the enigmatic Jake Furie awakens feelings and opens her eyes to a life which she never thought it could exist.
For Jake meeting Kerri might not be as coincidental as i…

Anything But Mine by Taryn Elliott

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REVIEW BY Melinda Lazar

Anything But Mine by Taryn Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anything But Mine by Taryn Elliot

This is the first book in the new When You're Gone trilogy by Taryn Elliot and it has a bit of a cliffhanger. Now that that's been noted, I LOVED this book! I've yet to read a book written solely by Taryn (only where she's co-authored) but I was far from disappointed. This book ticked so many boxes for me: there was humor, passion, intrigue. And Logan's sexy hands and sexier smile *swoon*. I loved so much about Logan: he was sexy (did I already mention that?!), he was smooth and he could sing. Sure he has his issues, but underneath it all, he's a good person. I really liked Izzy too! Far too often females are written weak and whiney and I did not find that at all in this case. This was an outstanding read for me and I can't wait for the next installment! I would happily recommend and give it 5 sexy stars!

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Gibson's Legacy by K.L. Shandwick

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REVIEW BY Joanne Swinney

Gibson's Legacy by K.L. Shandwick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I have just finish BETA reading this story, I'm so excited to share with you all. Let me introduce you to Gibson Barclay the new love of my life (only in my dreams). Gibson is the ultimate rock star, he certainly holds the power or does he?, woman literally throw themselves at him, along with their Knickers hehe!! I know right? well in all honesty he can have my whole knicker drawer, the man is a God, he knows a woman's body inside and out, he ozzes charm and sex appeal, he has seduction down to a fine art, but there's more to him than that, he is an amazing musician, thousands and thousands of people want to see him, men only wish they had half of what he has, every woman wants him if only even for a brief moment, Gibson has never even heard the word no, he gets what he wants cause it is pretty much there on a plate for him. Along comes Chloe Jenner, sweet Chloe, bless her, seen too much…

Review of For Fallon by Soraya Naomi.

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REVIEW BY Melinda Lazar


For Fallon by Soraya Naomi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For Fallon by Soraya Naomi 5*

I only realized after I read this book that it's the authors debut novel - a huge surprise because in my opinion it was fantastic! There was so much I loved about this book: it was very well-written in a dual POV and character development was spot-on. To use a cliché, the book has love, passion and betrayal. Oh, and a mafia underboss *insert heartfelt swoon over Luca*.

Soraya Naomi really knows how to paint a beautiful picture with her words and you could feel the love Luca & Fallon have for each other with every spoken word and unspoken gesture. For that same reason, you feel the heartbreak when Fallon learns Luca's secret and the heartache he feels trying to protect her.

I just didn't want to put this book down and I read every chance I got. I would not hesitate in recommending it and give it 5 magnifico stars.

Review of The Doorman by Zack Love

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REVIEWED By Isa Jones



My Rating: 5*

I was gifted a copy by the Author in exchange of an honest review.

Zack Love hands down is a talented writer, this book was well delivered and it was a fast read, however the content was rich and storyline was very original.
The Doorman sees Alex, a typical businessman New Yorker, trapped in the monotony and hectic every day routine, who tired with the direction of where his life is heading decides to change career paths in order to do something he truly loves.
However, he starts noticing that his Doorman, Lenny has a very accurate view on life and conversations that before seem trivial now seem quite real, so Alex begins to question if he is some sort of holy being or even God himself, this at times allows Alex to start truly to examine his believes and true value of love, family, and ultimately life.
Its a very charming story, it touches a very sensitive subject of 11th of September, an occurrence that change America in so many ways and in this story ha…