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Review: STRIKING EDGE by Kelsey Browning

Title: Striking Edge (The Kingstons, #4)

Author: Kelsey Browning

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC receive by Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Striking Edge by Kelsey Browning is a unique and intriguing story that will have you turning pages from beginning to end. As always, Browning writes fantastic characters and an interesting plot that makes you feel as those you are part of the story!

Shep Kingston is asked to guide several celebrities on a mountain trek as part of a reality show. As much as he loves being in nature, he isn’t a fan of people. Joss Wynter is one of the participant’s of the show and is hoping to get her life back after a tragedy has struck and she finds herself under scrutiny from her fans.

As Striking Edge unfolds, there are several twists and turns that are so unpredictable and just when I thought things couldn’t get crazier they did. I wanted the story to end for Shep and Joss quickly. Browning really put them through the ringer!

Mixed in with all the obstacles of what Joss and Shep went through we saw moments of their romance budding and how each of them were healing from their pasts bit by bit. I really enjoyed the honest and raw moments between these two characters. While it wasn’t the smooth romance of many novels I have read, it was Joss and Shep’s individual romance that could only be theirs and that was so cool.

If you are looking for a romantic suspense story that is outside of the ordinary but also captivating give Striking Edge a read.

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Review: TRICKED by Rebecca Zanetti

Title: Tricked (Dark Protectors – Reese Family Novella, #7.75)

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Category: Paranormal Romance

Source: Received from a Book Conference

Reviewed by Amy

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Tricked by Rebecca Zanetti is my first experience int he Dark Protectors series and boy am I ready to start at the beginning! Imagine my joyous surprise when I learned there are a lot of books in this series! What fun I am going to have reading them!

I wasn’t sure what to expect since I am not a die-hard paranormal romance fan, which means I am pretty picky about what I read in this genre. Well, from the first page of Tricked, I was hooked. I loved Ronni’s toughness even on her deathbed and Jared’s willingness to do what he could to protect her. I wasn’t sure how the two of them would really connect, but holy cow! They have chemistry. They are amazing together. It would be awesome to read a full length novel about the two of them.

Zanetti’s writing was wonderful. I felt that I hung on each word and couldn’t wait to learn the world she had created. What creatures exist? What vampires can and cannot do? And all those other fun things that happen in a paranormal world. The story unfolded at a good pace for a novella and I was intrigued with every page.

If you are looking for a quick paranormal romance that is full of heat and suspense, give Tricked a read!

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Review: PROMISE ME YOU by Marina Adair

Title: Promise Me You

Author: Marina Adair

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: ARC received via NetGalley

Reviewed by Amy

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Holy smokes! I am am so in love with Promise Me You by Marina Adair. The story was so unique and had me experiencing so many emotions and feelings while I was flipping pages as fast as I could. Adair writes a captivating romance between two people that couldn’t be in more different places in their lives. The icing on top was Mackenzie’s dog Muttley. It was just so good.

Hunter and Mackenzie have been friends for awhile. They wrote songs together and have the same love of the music industry. She has also been in love with Hunter forever. Unfortunately, when the story begins, he is going to marry someone else. Fast forward a few years and the two meet up again after not seeing each other. Hunter is expecting to pick up where they left off but little does he know that Mackenzie’s life is very different than it was before.

I really enjoyed Mackenzie’s personal journey as it was so outside of what I know. I can’t imagine being in her shoes. I found myself aching for her at times when she was frustrated and feeling defeated. I loved watching Hunter learn Mackenzie’s world and what he could do to support and help her.  Adair writes the romance and intimate scenes between the Hunter and Mackenzie so perfectly for the story and the characters.

If you are looking for a fantastic contemporary romance story to read, give Promise Me You a try. The writing is smooth, the story moves along at a great pace, the romance is sexy, and you will be left with so much hope and love.

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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: GOING ALL IN by Amy Manemann

Going All In by Amy Manemann is a sweet small town romance with some very sexy scenes that will have you wishing you were one of the characters.

Tucker and Hadley are high school sweethearts who parted ways when it came to college. Tucker couldn’t wait to leave and start his career as a lawyer and Hadley has no intentions of leaving Saddle Creek.

Fast forward ten years and Tucker is back to help out his family and realizes how much he misses Hadley. As Tucker and Hadley make up for lost time and remember what it is like to be together, the chemistry that was once between the two heats up again.

Manemann writes a solid story with lovable characters that just makes you feel good and smile. Tucker’s brothers and Hadley’s sisters are a fun addition to Going All In. They provide the family dynamics that always provide additional entertainment to stories like these. Throw in a few fun grandmas and you will find yourself smiling when turn that last page.

Title: Going All In

Author: Amy Manemann

Category: Contemporary Romance

Source: Copy received from Author