Nancys Review of Hold Still

Hold Still

By: Arell Rivers

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This was my first book from this author but I will be going back to read her back list and reading more when she puts it out.  The story was told so that it kept me reading well after I should have stopped.  Ozzy and McKenna both are so stubborn that they can barely see past the problems they face.  They will make you want to reach through the kindle and smack and yell wake up.  You will also want to give Elaine and Mama a huge hug.

I highly recommend this book.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

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Nancys Review of The Walking Series

Walking Series

Watch Me Walk Away

Walk Into Me

By: Jill Prand

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I recently met Jill at a signing.  That is how I came to read the blurb for Watch me Walk Away.  I knew then I had to read it.  And I am so glad I did.  This series had me feeling so many emotions.  I had to choose between Team Bobby or Team Brad.  There is a good case to be on either team.  I will let you choose which team to be on.  But those two men will make you melt.  There is so much emotion in these 2 books.  I highly recommend these books.  I can not wait until the last one.  I can almost promise you will be dying for it too.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

Nancys review of Sailors Knot

Sailors Knot

By: Phoebe Alexander

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Blurb:

It’s easy to tie a knot.

Untying one is a different story.

Casey Fontaine, matriarch of Ocean City, Maryland’s premier swing club, is battling breast cancer under her sister’s care in California. Leah and Paisley, Casey’s dear friends and managers of the club, arrive to visit, and they’ve brought plenty of baggage. Leah is fighting some growing pains in in her marriage, while Paisley isn’t sure what to make of her husband’s new friend.

As she dispenses advice, Casey spins a tale of two men from her past, Gabriel and Joshua. The three lovers were hopelessly entangled…until their unraveling seemed inevitable.

Can the lessons Casey learned about patience, sacrifice, and unconditional love help her friends? Can her past be reconciled with her future?

And are second chances really possible?

There’s a secret club in Ocean City, Maryland, where swingers from all over the mid-Atlantic converge every weekend to frolic and play in its many themed rooms. Welcome to the Factory, where in the midst of all the fun, there’s always a romance blossoming, sometimes where you least expect it.

My take on this book:

This book was a very interesting read.  It gripped me from the first page.  The strength that Casey shows is the kind of thing that we only hope we have when needed.  The emotions that I felt were high.  Phoebe always writes body positive books while also making you think.  I highly recommend this book.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

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Nancys review of The Art Of Survival Book 2

The Art of Survival Book 2

By: Monique Orgeron

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This is the second part of Catherine’s story that I had been waiting on.  And Monique did not disappoint.  The emotions ran very high in this book.  I highly suggest reading all the Stern Family Saga books but it is not necessary.  But it will help you understand Catherine better.  This book will make you see things in a different light.  I adore Catherine so much more now.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

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Nancys review of The Entitled

The Entitled

By: Cassandra Robbins

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Blurb:

People say you can’t find your soul mate at eight years old. I did.

I found Reed and loved him more than I loved myself. We were young…beautiful…​entitled​.

Money and private schools, our families’ lavish parties and posh New York City apartments—it was all mere window dressing. What was real was our obsessive love, which grew right along with us as we moved toward adulthood. It consumed me, and only in his arms did I feel wanted and safe.

But I have a secret. It’s big and to some, unforgivable. And it’s why I let Reed destroy me, or maybe I destroyed us. Either way, I’m worse than broke—I’m broken.

Once upon a time, we were happy…Yet privilege has an ugly underside and in the blink of an eye, my world crashed down around me.

I don’t feel ​entitled​ anymore.

My take on this book:

This was the debut novel by Ms. Robbins and I loved it.  She has a writing style that kept me intrigued from the moment that Reed and Tess met.  There is so much emotion in this book that I would tell you to keep tissues handy.  I can not wait for the next book in the duet.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

 

Nancys review of The Ugly Roses

The Ugly Roses Trilogy

By: Harlow Stone

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This was my first books by Harlow Stone.  And I can say honestly she is one of the authors that I will one click immediately.  The intrigue and suspense that was woven into this romance novel kept me reading long after I should have stopped.  Ryder is the hot broody neighbor that we all wish we could have.  Elle is a very strong spit fire of a woman that has no problem telling it like it is.  But she also doesn’t have blinders on.  These books are a must read.  I highly recommend everyone read these.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

 

Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent

Medicine Man

This is my third book by Ms. Kent and I love the subjects she writes about. She shows the messy but wonderful side of love in a way that leaves the reader breathless. I can’t say much about the story without spoilers.

I love pop culture references and we get them through the story, lending the reality of Simon and Willows world. Saffron creates two wonderful people you fall in love with and root for throughout the entire story. Willow is lovable and right away readers can identify with her. Let’s not forget the hot doctor too. The subject matter is deep and brings light to mental illness in way that the reader has not only sympathy but compassion for Willow. This is a must read. ~Leigh

Manik by Amo Jones

Manik by Amo Jones is a super dark book about love, life and family. Beatrice is a lost soul, losing her parents at an early age and being raised by her grandparents. When she loses what is left of her family, she is absolutely lost and moves from town to town, settling on New Orleans. And that is where she meets Manik, a very well known rapper with ties to the Russian Mob. But across the room, their eyes meet and there is a connection. Events are put in place and many things lead them together.

Things I love:
The writing is absolutely perfect and the chemistry is out of this world between Manik and Beatrice. There is a lot of suspense that keeps the readers turning the page like crazy. I couldn’t get enough. And the side characters—I loved. If you are in for a good read, that is very dark (how I love a lot my books) then this is the book for you.

Nancy Review of Over Easy

Over Easy: A Santa Lena Sizzles Novel

By: Jessa York

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After Harper walks in on her husband with her cousin her life is turned upside down.   She starts realizing how messed up everything was in her life and marriage.  After destroying his favorite game system and TV she meets her new friends Roza and Riley.  They have taken it upon themselves to help Harper start living again. And find a man with big hands.  She doesn’t count on accidentally meeting him when she gets lost at the club.  Enter Jack the owner of one restaurant and opening another.  When she finds out he is a client for her job it complicates things.

My take on this book:

This is Jessa Yorks debut novel.  I loved the book.  There is a lot of build up with the emotion that Harper goes through.  The dual POV also shows the struggle that Jack has as well.  It will make you fall for him even harder.  The antics of Roza and Riley will keep you laughing and hoping to have friends like them.  I highly recommend this book.  I can not wait for the next book.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

Nancy Review of The Art of Survival part One

Art Of Survival: Part 1

By: Monique Orgeron

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The Stern Family Saga has been a awesome roller coaster ride.  And behind the scene of all books there was Catherine making all the pieces fall into place.

This book we see why Catherine is the way she is.  We have caught glimpses of her past in each book but hearing her story will take you for a ride.

My take on this book:

The emotional roller coaster that Catherine takes you on is amazing.  One minute you will be close to tears and the next you will be spitting mad.  Ready to jump through the kindle.  Catherine will make you understand the ways she survived and how she became Catherine Stern.  This is a DO NOT MISS book.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

Nancy review of Badge Bunny

Badge Bunny

By K.L. Montgomery

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Chris is a Delaware State Trooper who has friends.  Has a good time.  But he has a little secret.

Brynne loves her job as a doctor.  She loves her friends and family.

When a misunderstanding happens between Chris and Brynne the hackles go up.  Then they are pushed together in friends wedding.  When a disaster happens can they work together.

My take on this book:

This book was very well written.  The emotion that is in the book will grip you by the heart.  I haven’t laughed so hard at a couple in a while.  I highly recommend this book.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

Nancy review of Deadly Mistake

Deadly Mistake

By: K.L. Humphreys

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Hailey has loved Scott since she was a teenager.  But loving someone that is in love with someone else just breaks something in your soul.  And one is take leads to something that will just mess with everything.

Now she wants to get out of the abusive relationship she is in.  But he is conniving as well as abusive.

With everything that is going on in the family Hailey just doesn’t know what to do and she doesn’t want to add anymore troubles.

My take on this book:

I have read each book in this series and they just keep getting better.  K.L. has a skill with writing that will draw out all the emotions.  After all isn’t that the job of a author to make us feel?  I highly recommend Deadly Mistake.  I also recommend reading the other books first.

Till the next book ~ Nancy

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