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Love despite secrets

Jules (Big Easy Bears Book 2) - Becca Fanning

Keeping his bear hidden is hard for Jules. He has not full come to terms with his public shifting. Then Kaylee comes into his life. They work together and grow closer. Mistrust grows from holding back, but they fall in love. I enjoyed how they worked through the obstacles and because of their love accepted each other for who they were.

I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.

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Sweet yet gritty hero stole my heart

Into The Hall Of Vice (Bastards of London, Book 2) - Anabelle Bryant

I loved Cole. He may have been from the wrong side of the blanket, but he made it a priority to help others so that they would not have to go through with what he had. Once he met Gemma, he found he had a softer side, one that wanted to be love and be part of a family. Gemma fought against her brother's rules to look into her father's death and got herself into trouble. Cole to the rescue. Not truly speaking of their feelings for each other caused a rift between them. It was an interesting journey for these two.

I received a copy of this story from Netgalley, and it is a Book Obsessed Chick Review Team selection. This is my unsolicited review.

Love gets a second chance

Foolish Bride - A.S. Fenichel

Missed opportunities and misunderstandings have Elinor struggling to put her love for Michael aside and find another husband. She cannot settle for less than what she shared with Michael. As Michael tries to prove himself and beg her forgiveness, Elinor finds life a bit more intriguing. Their love remains strong as they work through their hurt feelings. I enjoyed this story, especially how Elinor clung to her love for Michael. She wanted to find happiness, but it would not come until her trust in Michael returned.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Loved this story

I Dared the Duke - Anna Bennett

I really enjoyed this story. Beth is a companion to Alex's grandmother. When Alex shows up, Beth gets the wrong idea. To protect her charge, she dares Alex to grant his grandmother three wishes and spend time with her before shuffling her out of his life. Alex is trying to figure out who is trying to kill him without endangering anyone else. Beth pushes him until he tells her things he has told no one else. Their connection strengthens as the danger comes closer. I had a tough time putting this one down, and I highly recommend this story. I have made Anna Bennett a must read and look forward to reading more.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Quick read, love and danger

Cursed Pride - Cara St. Clair

This is a little snippet into Eva and Daniel's lives to look at a loose end. Hate puts Eva in danger and has Daniel pulling his pride together to rescue her. There is loss as well as a happy reunion in this story, and moved quite quickly. The love and connection between Eva and Daniel kept me turning the pages. I recommend this story.

I received this as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

spicy but captivating

Outrageous Ladies: A Risqué Regency Romance - Sahara Kelly

This book contains two stories. First up are Charlie and Jordan. Her secrets could send him away from her. Her present life should keep them apart. Jordan only sees a woman that he must have. Her strength of will and controlled exterior make it harder than he thought. Once the walls are broken down, their love for each other transcends the rules.

The second couple are Elizabeth and Spence. They meet up and share a night of passion during Charlie and Jordan's story. This one is shorter but no less captivating. The war keeps them apart for six months. Elizabeth is afraid of her feelings and settles for a man of her family's choice. Spence pulls out all the stops to keep this from happening and gets her to realize her true feelings. I loved both couples and really enjoyed their stories.

I received a copy through Candid Book Review, and this is my unsolicited review.

fun read, gritty story

His Rip-Roarin' Bride (Texan Brides) - Martha Hix

This was a fun read. Lisa-Ann comes in guns blazing and ends up in jail. Wes is the sheriff and had to carry out his duty. As they talk and spend time together, they draw closer to each other. Their lives do not run smoothly as danger and secrets abound. Lisa-Ann is not your typical heroine and fights to prove who she really is. Wes is a sweet man, honest and understanding. He fights for Lisa-Ann and what is right. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

fate versus cures, love trumps all

Passion Awakened - Valerie Twombly

Andrei has been wandering for many years, trying to stay ahead of the hunters. He cannot go home nor stay in one place. He finds Sonia. Danger follows them as they find their way into each other's heart. Ultimate sacrifices are made, and bonds are strengthened as Sonia realizes what it means to give her all. Sonia was a strong woman, willing to give everything for the man she has a special bond with. Andrei had me turning the pages to see what would happen next. I found it interesting that Andrei had more than one form. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.

Full of suspense and plenty of twists

The Spirit of Grace - Terry Lynn Thomas

Sarah is released from the asylum after a year at her father's request. She needs to remember what happened the night her mother died. Danger stalks her; people die; she sees spirits. All keep the story moving along with twists to keep you turning the pages. As the truth came out, I did not see it coming.

I received a copy of this story through the JGBS Review Library, and this is my unsolicited review.

Story inconsistent and slowing moving.

Taming the Thief - C.S. Patra

Lara has money and Sebastian is a thief. She sees an opportunity to get her family off her back, and they spend time together as he practices to be her fiance. Unplanned, they fall for each other. For me, this story seemed a bit slow moving. I liked Sebastian but he felt a little stupid for an engineering Masters. Lara was inconsistent and I found it hard to like her. The premise for the story was fine but it could have been handled better.

I received a copy of the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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Engrossing contemporary romance

Justice for Laine (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 4) - Susan Stoker

The heat between Laine and Wes sparks from the start. Wes is such a straightforward person and does not hold back on what he wants. Laine decides to see where their relationship goes without hesitation. Laine makes a mistake and ends up in a dire situation. With the help of a stray dog, Wes and Laine get a chance to admit what is in their hearts. These two have been around long enough to know what they want in life and in a partner, and I did not want to stop listening to their story.

I received an audio copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Sweet historical

I'll Never Stop Loving You (Cupid's Bow Book 3) - Melissa Storm

James found a photo of Gloria tucked in his bunk. The photo gave him hope while he was a prisoner of war and a determination to find the mysterious woman to thank her. Gloria has been barely keeping things financially together for her family, and she is worried about her father and brother as they work long hours. Both James and Gloria rely on a sign as to which way they should head, and they pass each other a couple of times before actually meeting. The connection between them is immediate and leads to an HEA.

I received an audio copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.

cute mystery

Death by Didgeridoo (A Jamie Quinn Mystery) - Barbara Venkataraman

This was an interesting mystery. I loved Jamie's determination to help her cousin. There are many twists in this story and kept me guessing. I enjoyed it immensely.

I received this audio as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Enjoyable short historical

A Michaelmas Wager - Emily Murdoch

Juliana is the poor relation and she is trying to understand the ways of the nobility. Rufus is trying to be part of the nobility to which he has recently become a part, being the last in his line. He could not say no to a wager that brings him into Juliana's life. She cannot believe he wants to pay attention to her. As they get to know each other, they fall in love until the wager and lies come between them. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited review.

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