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.