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Easy read, love survives through time

Separated from My Love (Linked Across Time) (Volume 7) - Dawn Brower

This is a quick read and part of a series. The characters from other stories do show up and interact, but this story is about Genevieve and Trenton. Through their separation by time, both Genevieve and Trenton realize what is truly important, even through the years they are apart. It kept me turning pages to find out if their love is strong enough to help them make it back together.

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

Good read, enjoying this continuing story

Unleash The Darkness: (Eternally Mated Novela) - Valerie Twombly

I loved how the love between Eva and Seph was so strong that they were willing to do what they felt necessary to save the other. This is a story within the Eternally Mated world, and as new complications arise and events unfold, I could not stop reading. This is an extensive world blending good and evil, and is a pleasurable read.

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

Good read, nice ending to a series.

Blackthorne's Bride - Joan Johnston

The last in the series, this story brought everything to a close. I enjoyed Marcus as we saw his kind-heartedness as he rescued Jose, his devotion to his late wife, even his self-absorption as he did what he could to restore his family home. Josie is a strong woman, surviving everything she went through and willing to accept the truth as it comes to light. There are glimpses of characters from the previous books, and I had tears in my eyes as this story came to an end.

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

Dark suspense-filled story

Going Dark - Kathryn M. Hearst

This was definitely a dark story as Trip began investigating. As she realized what her priorities really were, I kept turning pages to find out if she could stick with the plan. Nate has a heart but it is kept in check because of his job. The two together were hot and cold, as they learned more about each other. The story moves along quickly with each twist making me rethink where it may be going.

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

Held me captive until the end

The Last Gamble (Bastards of London, Book 3) - Anabelle Bryant

This story pulled me in immediately. So many secrets to learn, danger to avoid, priorities to rearrange. Luke is a driven man with one goal until Georgina enters his life. Georgina thinks she is doing the right thing by running away and hiding, but Luke makes her look at herself. Her generosity despite her secrets made her one of my favorite heroines. Despite his circumstances, Luke is a caring and generous man, looking to help others. I enjoyed their journey through this dark story, and I look forward to more from Anabelle Bryant.

I received a copy of this story through Netgalley, and it is a selection of the Book Obsessed Chicks Review team. This is my unsolicited review.

Quick read

Choosing Bravery (Lonesome Hearts Book 3) - Jacqui Nelson

A quick read. Elodie has a positive outlook on life, and Lachlan fights his demons. Together, they admit to their feelings amid danger and healing of souls. I enjoyed the setting as well as the characters. 

I purchased a copy of this story through Amazon, and this is my unsolicited review.

Characters and story that pull you in

Secret Lessons with the Rake (Hadley's Hellions) - Julia Justiss

I did not want to put this story down. Ellie and Christopher took a chance on their friendship to help each other out despite their different circumstances. It was a fast paced read that kept my attention, and I enjoyed meeting the other characters from the previous Hadley's Hellions. 

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

Very gritty, must read story

The Highlander - Kerrigan Byrne

I got pulled into the story from the get go! With the previous books in this series, it is a gritty and dark read all leading up to an HEA. The pain of both Mena and Liam had me crying and cheering for them. As this was an audiobook, I found it hard to turn off my car. I needed to know what was happening next. I loved this story. I look forward to more from Kerrigan Byrne.

I received this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review. This is also s Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team selection.

Suspense and romance pull you in

Hunt for Evil - Amy Jarecki

It took a bit for me to get into the story, but once it got going, it was hard to put down. The attraction between Olivia and Logan was fulfilling. His tenderness was endearing, and Olivia finally coming to terms with her own past to see what was right in front of her made the ending tugged at my heart. It was a bumpy ride for this couple, and I enjoyed it. I look forward to more in this series and hope to see glimpses of Olivia and Logan.

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

Sweet read, learning to move on

Victoria's Promise (Brides of Serenity Book 2) - A.J. Goode

A sweet read with a new chance at love. Victoria means to live by her promise to her late husband. She finds herself in Serenity where bad luck has come. Will is living by his promise to his late wife, and he struggles with his feelings for Victoria. Tragedy strikes, bringing the two closer together. I found it hard to put down this book, wanting to see how things worked out for the town and Victoria and Will. I loved the lesson of learning how to move on as well as the grit to do what is right.

I received a copy of this story through Read and Review Books (RR Books), and this is my unsolicited review.

Steamy read with a sweet romance

Eight Seconds to Forever (Sprawling A Ranch) (Volume 5) - Anna Alexander

This is a steamy read, a friends to lovers story. All it takes is one kiss to change their relationship. Their journey to an HEA is full of emotions, doubt, and realizations as to what is important, and I could not put it down. Melody is a woman beginning to doubt herself, and Jack shows her differently. As she becomes stronger, Melody sees her future in a better light, and I loved watching her grow. I need to go back and read the rest of the earlier books as the characters that we meet are interesting.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

Quick read with a cliffhanger

Velvet Ivy (The Nighthawks MC Book 1) - Bella Knight

This was an interesting quick read. Ivy is striving for a better future than her current one. She is strong and smart, and helps those around her. I liked her character, but it does not end with this book. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the ending.

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

Gossip can lead to trouble and to love

The Gossip of an Earl (The Widows of the Aristocracy Book 1) - Linda Rae Sande

There are really two love stories within this book. The main one involves Emelia and Felix, and I enjoyed their courtship. The things left unsaid almost tear them apart, but Max works at keeping them together. The secondary story is an older couple, Jane and Max, who get a second chance at love, and the whirlwind of their relationship was fun to watch. There is a bit of bouncing between story lines, but once I got used to it, the stories flowed.

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

A touch of reality with tales of horror

Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror - Johann Thorsson, Max Booth III, Glen Krisch, Jessica McHugh, Kealan Patrick Burke, Mark Matthews, Jack Ketchum

Some of these stories were unexpected. Some were actually touching considering the subject matter. Some a little creepy. I enjoyed the imagination of the different writers, the way their stories unfolded. This is not for the faint at heart with some of the endings. There were times I wanted to finish the story but I could not sit in my car all day. If you like horror with a touch of reality, this is a good place to find it.

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

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