All tagged 4.5/5

XTRA REVIEW!

Thriller Romance Review

Turn the Tide:
A Heart-Pounding Romantic Suspense Anthology

By Katie Ruggle,
Adriana Anders, Connie Mann & Juno Rushdan

Whether you're diving into treacherous waters,
racing the clock against global annihilation,
or delving deep into an untamed wilderness,
these thrilling tales of love and suspense will leave you breathless.

*** Click here to read my review of all four novellas in this gripping anthology! ***

REVIEW! - YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

After last week’s Teen Romance Reviews, I kind of got sucked into the Young Adult genre — and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that!

So this week I have some more teen stories, and while not all of them are classified as “romances,” they all do have a little bit of teenage love in the air, on the field, and under the water. 😉

*** Click here to read my reviews and wine pairing for these Young Adult Books! ***

REVIEW! - Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

Historical Mystery, Musical Memoir & Women’s Satire

This week’s book reviews is a smattering of different genres, everything from a historical mystery to a musical memoir and a women’s fiction satire!

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REVIEW!

Avoidance 

By Kristen Granata

Avoidance is the continuation of Merritt's story from Collision. Topics include family, love, romance, loss, death, tragedy, depression, anxiety, suicide, alcoholism, fighting, tattoos, and overcoming struggle.

*** Click here to read more & for my review of Avoidance! ***

NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

After the Fire 

By Will Hill

The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.

But there are lies behind Father John's words. Outside, there are different truths.

Then came the fire.

*** Click here to read my review of After the Fire! ***

NEW RELEASE REVIEW!

Otherwood

By Pete Hautman

What happened in the woods that day? Pete Hautman’s riveting middle-grade novel touches on secrets and mysteries — and the power of connections with family and friends.

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REVIEW!

Everything Under the Sun

By Jessica Redmerski

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them? 

*** Click here to read my review and for your chance to win a signed copy of Everything Under the Sun. ***

ARC REVIEW!

The Hawks

By S.D. Hendrickson

He warned me. Said hawks were dangerous birds. Their majestic beauty could blind your eyes as they picked the flesh from your bones.

But even hawks have enemies. And they eventually came for the Hawthorn family. Held us hostage. Demanded retribution.

But I wasn’t a Hawthorn. No, I was just the help. Caught in the turmoil of a tragic family. I worked hard for Delsey Hawthorn. Tried to earn the respect of the reigning tyrant. Assistant. Event planner. Gardner. Chauffeur. I added it all to my resume.

And then I met Javier Hawthorn. Delsey ordered me to stay away from her grandson. But like a moth to a burning flame, I gravitated toward him. He was so different than my world. Irresistible. Charming. He brought a calmness to the chaos.

But that was before the intruders came into the house. Tied us up. Hurt us. We struggled to get away. We fought to survive.

But who were the men behind the masks? Did we know them? Because someone who got this close to the family at night must be even closer during the day.

*** Click here to read an excerpt & my review! ***

REVIEW! - Terminal 19

Terminal 19

By L.R. Olson

"There are certain, special moments in our lives that we'll remember forever. Even when we're ninety and on our death bed. For some, it's their first kiss. Others, it's marriage. For many, it's the birth of their children. Important memories we cling to in dark moments, memories that give us strength and provide happiness at the times we need joy most."

*** Click here to read my review of Terminal 19! ***

ARC REVIEW! - Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

By Lisa Jensen

If you've been following me for a while, then you know that I am a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan! So much so that I wish to (one day) name my daughter Belle, and for her to have a bug fluffy dog (who is, naturally, her best friend and protector) and name him Beast. (Yes, life goals are amazing in your 30s, but it's true!) So, tell me a book or movie about my favorite fairy tales is coming out, then you better sing me up, because you know I'm into that!…

*** Click here for my review of Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge! ***