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A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen

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I loved this book! This author takes problems, real life problems, that no one likes to talk about and puts flesh and bones on them. Jera is so beautifully flawed. She’s an aspiring drummer and songwriter for an up and coming band. Jacob…how to describe Jacob. Yum is just to simple. I don’t want to give away any of this book, so you’ll just have to trust me, Jacob is a good guy. He’s everything that makes a woman swoon. Caring, patient, kind, loyal, super yum! Their story is complicated, and simple. In the end, when you love someone, and you fit, your happily ever after is never far off. I loved this book so much!!!


Midnight Labyrinth by Elizabeth Hunter 

Midnight Labyrinth: An Elemantal Legacy Novel by Elizabeth Hunter
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Before I even start this book

I have to say, I’m geeking out right now! I am a HUGE fan of Elizabeth Hunter’s! I am so excited to be reviewing a ARC for a series that is so amazing and so important to me. 

Ok. Must. Start. Reading!

This book was everything that I wanted and more! I feel like Ben is one of my nephews. I’ve watched him grow up. I’ve watched him hone his skills and become a loving, loyal, kind human. Tenzin, she is one of my favorite vampire characters ever. She real, and loyal. No pretense. No games. I want to be her BFF. I just read on Facebook that Elizabeth Hunter is writing the next in this series!!! I’m so happy!!! I need more Ben and Tenzin. I love how this genius author writes…I’m actually addicted! If you haven’t read the Elemental series…run don’t walk to your book store or kindle and get it!!! 

Up for Heir by Ruth Cardello

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This is one of those books that I have to review as I go because it’s so good and I want to capture the moment as I experience it. I am moved to tears right now as I witness a child that has been through terrible trauma, have a major breakthrough due to the most unlikely character. The plot is complex and simple all at the same time. Lost love, lost family and the inheritance of a child when she is very young herself. Then, Mrs. Westerly steps in to hire Hailey as her companion while simultaneously helping her to care for her inherited niece. All the while she is playing match maker, trying to put back together Hailey and her grandson, Haileys first love. Confused? Read the book, you won’t be, and you’ll love it! This is so well written and sweet.

It was with an extremely satisfied sigh that I finished this book. Up for Heir was sweet, funny, romantic, steamy, full of loyalty and second chances. I loved everything about this book!!!! And yes, that is a lot of exclamation points !

I’m a huge fan of Ruth Cardello and of this book!

Dark Promises by Winter Renshaw

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At first, when I started this book, I felt like I was starting in the middle of a story, but I quickly caught up. This is a story of when the villain falls in love, and the woman that finally makes him feel. Very good read. I loved it!

Missing from me by Jayne Frost

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As I am starting this review, I am 5% in, and I want to barf! This starts out with a d bag move of an up and coming rock star giving the girl of his dreams an ultimatum. She has to go with him on tour and give up law school for a year or they are done. She says no, and the disgusting womanizing begins. I’m going to give this book until 20% but right now I am nauseous.
42% in and I want to cry and cry for Anna. And I won’t give anything away, because damn if this author didn’t make me care…she made me care so much about Sean and Anna. Although I was to kick Sean in the southern region repeatedly. Seriously, I want to kick him, watch him double over, tears streaming down his face. I want to watch him recover and get his bearings. Then, when he is standing upright, I want to do it again. Shower. Rinse. Repeat. 

I can’t believe I care about Sean, but that’s how well written he is.
Now that I have finished this book, honestly, I can’t regret it. It was a very very good read. I will warn you, your heart will take a beating. But both of these characters are well written and lovable. I don’t know how this author accomplished that, especially where Sean is concerned, but she did. 
Missing from me is a bumpy ride, but well worth the trip.

In His Silks by Patricia D. Eddy

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I was pleasantly surprised that this story was not what I had thought. Yes, there was a D/s component to this story, so the title is warranted, but there is so much more. The love story builds at a steady, but unhurried pace. The author doesn’t just jump into their their physical relationship. It starts with a slow simmer and organically builds heat to the point of boiling over. These characters chemistry is delicious. I love that the sub plot of this story is believable and full of adrenaline. 

In His Silks is a fun, steamy read, with a lot of heart.

Shades of Her by Ozlo and Priya Grey

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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!