Review: CRAVING HEAT by Adrienne Giordano

Title: Craving Heat (The Kingstons, #1)

Author: Adrienne Giordano

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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The hot small town sheriff and the superstar football player make for a great romantic couple in Craving Heat by Adrienne Giordano. If you have read the Steele Ridge series, you need to give The Kingstons a read. If you haven’t, well, this is the first book in the new series, so this one is for you, too. Giordano entertains her readers with another book filled with suspense, fun, and romance!

Maggie Kingston is the youngest sheriff in Steele Ridge history and feels like she constantly has to prove herself. She takes care of everyone in the county, but who will take care of her? Jayson Tucker is a professional football player looking to lay low for a bit while a potential scandal rocks his world.  He is is enjoying his time away from the big city and a lower pace to life. Maggie and Jayson are able to give each other exactly what the other one needs. Their chemistry is undeniable and Giordano does a great job of balancing out their romance with the rest of the story.

The conflict in the book is intriguing and I am always excited to watch Giordano unfold a mystery. There is a lot going on in Craving Heat and it keeps the reader interested and flipping pages knowing the story could take off in several directions. I couldn’t wait to get to the end yet didn’t want it to end. I always enjoy supporting characters and Reid and Grif from the Steele Ridge series show up in Craving Heat quite a bit, which is great. If you like romantic suspense, give Craving Heat a read. You will fall in love with the characters  and enjoy the story from beginning to end.

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Review: UNHITCHED by Jamie Farrell

Title: Unhitched (Misfit Brides, #7)

Author: Jamie Farrell

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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If you are looking for a fun, flirty, quick romance, give Unhitched by Jamie Farrell a try. This is a great story about a couple who did the whole Vegas marriage only to part ways shortly after, assuming they were legally divorced. Ten years later, Tarra realizes the divorce didn’t get filed so she takes the papers to Ben, her husband she hasn’t seen in ten years.

Farrell writes an engaging story from start to finish from the dialogue between the characters to the romance and chemistry between the stars of the book, and Tarra’s wacky family back in Bliss. It is all fantastic!

If you haven’t read a book by Farrell yet, give Unhitched a read to get a taste of her writing! If you already love Farrell’s books, you must add this one to your list!

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Review: NO REMORSE by Skye Jordan

Title: No Remorse (Manhunters, #2)

Author: Skye Jordan

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC as part of Review Team

Reviewed by Amy

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No Remorse by Skye Jordan is the second book in the Manhunters series and is so incredibly good. It’s one of those books where you are flipping pages like crazy to find out what is going to happen but then sad when you get to the end because it’s over.  The plot of No Remorse is original and engaging and the characters are well developed and you fall for them.

Austin is in love with his daughter Mirabella and will do anything to protect her. Everly is tasked to go in undercover as a nanny as part of an operation to return Mirabella to her grandmother, who has legal custody. But when Everly notices things aren’t quite what they seem, she struggles between what she believes is right and the duty to her team. As if that isn’t enough, add in little Mirabella who is captivating in many scenes and you have a book that has you hanging on every word so you don’t miss a thing.

Jordan does a fantastic job with No Remorse. She allows the readers to fall in love with Austin and Mirabella and struggle with Everly. The pacing of the story was right on and I could not put it down. Jordan drops the reader right into the story and makes them touch, feel, and hear what is going on. It’s great!

If you like romantic suspense, give No Remorse a read. It is the perfect balance of suspense, edge of your seat action, and passionate romance – the perfect blend of everything I love in a story. I can’t wait to read more books in this series!

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Review: INNOCENT TARGET by Katie Reus

Title: Innocent Target (Redemption Harbor, #3)

Author: Katie Reus

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received via NetGalley

Reviewed by Amy

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Innocent Target by Katie Reus is a wonderful romantic suspense story that pulls you in from the beginning and holds your attention until the very end. I really enjoyed watching the romance between Axel and Hadley because it was so different than expected. I haven’t read the other books in the Redemption Harbor series yet, but I sure want to after meeting the other characters in the story.

Axel was a mystery to me and I loved learning about him with each page. I was really trying to figure out how he would end up the hero. Reus did not disappoint and really made it happen. Hadley was sweet and innocent yet wants to be seen as a strong, independent person. She and Axel were an unlikely couple, and I enjoyed the differences between Axel and Hadley. The romance stole the show for me in Innocent Target just because the characters were so interesting to me. Reus does a fantastic job with her stories and she is a must read for any romantic suspense fan!

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Review: RISK by Misty Evans

Title: Risk (SEALs of Shadow Force, #7)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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One thing I love about books is being taken away to a world that I know nothing about. In Risk by Misty Evans, we are whisked away to Tennessee to spend time with superstars, royalty, and a few villains. But, have no fear, because Rock Star Security sends Noah, one of the newest of the their bunch along with his older brother Asher (who lightens up every scene), to guard Silent Risk, a royal horse, and on yeah, Noah gets to face the woman he proposed marriage to many years ago. Fun times!

I love Evans’ imagination when it comes to her plots. They are unique, fun, and rarely take you in the direction you would expect. She does a fabulous job of intricately weaving in several plot lines together and tying them all up at the end with this one. Risk gives us a taste of what it is like to have horses and service staff! The interesting characters Evans writes are so interesting that I want to meet them all! In Risk, I adored the way Jena saw the good in people and Noah was the opposite. Their romance was a sweet one to watch but I found myself “talking” to Noah often. He just needed a little extra help I thought. I am glad it turned out the way it did. They are a powerful couple.

In addition to the adventurous story and lovable hero and heroine, I really liked seeing Beatrice handle everything she does so effortlessly. Asher brought humor to the story and I always like to see Zeb in action. He is great! I am looking forward seeing what comes of the little seeds Evans planted that elude to future stories with a new project headed up by the President. If you like romantic suspense stories, give Risk a read. It is sure to entertain you from beginning to end!

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