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Shades of Her by Ozlo and Priya Grey

I am voluntarily reviewing this ARC.

I won’t give anything away other than what’s already in the description. I feel so bad for these characters because the set up of this romance has heartache and destruction written all over it. None the less, I felt myself lost in the story. This concept should irritate me because in essence, there is sort of cheating going on. I mean, not really, but infidelity of the heart. However, the way this author writes these characters and this story…it just works. So don’t let the description throw you, if you’re like me, and this feels like people are getting hurt, because in the end there is a very satisfying HEA. It’s not just thrown in to satisfy that need, but it is the end of a journey that is full of self discovery, and true love, for these characters. Very good read!


Something True by Sabrina Stark

I am voluntarily reviewing this arc.

Book 1 left me in pieces. Not nice Ms. Stark! Not, nice. But alas book 2 is here and all is well with the world again.
There are moments in a book that are just so …satisfying. For instance, a total jerk wad hemming and hawing for words, or a friend having just the right zinger to say at just the right time. This book is full of those! I love it!! The banter is just hilarious, and in the end, all the bad guys get their just reward, and the good guys…what do you think? They live happily ever after. Something true is a funny, sweet and utterly satisfying read. 

The Hunt by Alice Ward

The Hunt by Alice Ward
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Ok, so when the book starts out with an unexpected belly laugh at the grandmother getting kicked out of church for disagreeing with the minister during service, loudly… you know you’re in for a good time!
I had to stop reading to write this so I don’t forget because I don’t know what the rest of this book holds for me, but this is a love story. Not a sex story. This is a story of a man who is finding actual love for the first time. And this is the type of story that makes my insides all gooey and soft.

This is the type of story that makes me sigh and smile. That’s isn’t to say I don’t like the, um, get down on it, kind of story, because I do. But this is just…yea…
About 50% through the book, you understand the title. I wanted to cry. Good tears. I won’t ruin it. But I had to get that in. This book is deep and beautiful!
As I finish this book, I am so happy, and sad cause I’ll miss them. This was an all encompassing read. If had all my feels. Happy, steamy, jealousy, family love, loss and friendship. It’s one of those books that you have to read. 
Loved, loved, loved it!


  • Swoon worthy-5
  • Sweet-5
  • Angst-4
  • Funny-5
  • Heart warming-5
  • Likable characters-5
  • Would recommend-5

Invaluable by Alana Albertson

Invaluable by Alana Albertson 
I received and ARC for an honest review.
This is book 2 in the Trident Code series. Unfortunately, I didn’t read book one, but the description I read said it could be read as a stand alone, so I’m all in!! 

Sara and Kyle meet in a bar. Their chemistry is stinking hot! She is a professional cheerleader but tells him that she’s a college student and cheers for school. He is a Seal but tells her he plays football professionally. Not exactly starting out on solid ground. But when fate steps in, after he didn’t call the day after their explosive night together, they are on the same page. This was a fun, quick read with no cheating and a happily ever after…life is good!

The Rebel by Alice Ward 

I received an ARC for and honest review. 
I loved this book. Sean is the lovable bad boy turned good that thinks he’s still bad (if that makes sense). This is a love story, with , of course a man and women, but also with a man that through no fault of his own, is estranged from his 8 year old daughter. I loved seeing him earn her trust and love more than anything. There is this beautiful venerability to Sean. He is insecure because of poor decisions. He is compelled to do the right thing, especially for his daughter. Taylor was also a lovable character. She brings so much to Sean’s life. This was a wonderful read!!!!


  • Swoonworthy-5
  • Loyal-5
  • Funny-4
  • Likable characters-5
  • Steamy-5
  • Would recommend-5