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The Lair

A Sinner’s Grove novel.  By: A. B. Michaels.

When news arrives that Daniela Dunn’s father has passed, she is forced to return to Italy, to a home she fears. Her childhood home and the family members that live there, hold a critical secret to her past. One that Daniela is unable to remember, but still feels the effects every day. Unbeknownst to her, her friend Detective Gabe de la Torre, has been asked to accompany her and keep her safe. As the secrets from her past, come rushing forward, will Gabe be able to protect her?

This story starts with an opening bang. Throughout the novel, incidents and items from the previous book are mentioned, making this a sequel in a series that should be read in order. The romantic suspense buildup is great, while some of the mystery is predictable. This is a very twisted story about family secrets and what people will do to succeed in their minds. There is a secondary relationship that moved very quickly, while the primary couple slowly intensified their unity. Readers will feel like they have entered the shady underbelly of Italy, as they sit down and disappear into the story.

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A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about this book, please visit the author’s website.

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Alternate Connection

(Countermeasure Series #3) By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey.

Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have experienced some ups and downs while searching for clues towards Trevor’s missing parents. Instead of experiencing a relaxing holiday season with friends, they have been called to assist the United States Government. Working to help rescue kidnapped Embassy workers, means reuniting with someone from their past. Enter, CIA Agent Nathan Nelson, a man who is not well-liked in the Bauer household. Nate has been battling his own demons this holiday season, and now he is forced to work with the Special Ops Team and the Bauers. Nathan will do anything he can to rescue the woman from his past and make amends. Rachael Moore was married to Nathan’s best friend. Now she is on a personal mission to learn more about his death. In the middle of an assignment in the Middle East, she and her co-workers are kidnapped. Will they get to her in time? And if they do, will she even want their help?
This is the third installment in the Countermeasure Series. The story’s emotional ebbs and flows can rival any ocean in the world. The authors clearly did amazing research into not only the history of the Middle East, but also the sentiments behind their traditions. Readers will be forced to travel to this area world and live with bated breath as they watch the events unfold. High action and high suspense, will keep readers guessing until the very end. Readers should start with the first novel in the series and work their way to this latest chapter. Alternate Connection is a heart-stopping tale that will leave readers anxiously waiting for the next book to be released.

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I received an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about these authors and their work, please visit their website.

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Three Weeks Away…

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, I asked you which soon to be released books were you excited to curl up with and read. This Fall, there will be several new releases. The main one that I am excited about will be released exactly three weeks from today! Yay!

As you may know, I love the Countermeasure Series written by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. Their Romantic Suspense series is jam-packed with intrigue, kick-butt heroes and heroines, and true love. The third novel, Alternate Connection, is being released on October 6th! Right now, it is available for pre-order at a special discounted price.

21 days until Alternate Connection

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Roaming Pleasure

(Countermeasure: Bits of Life #3)
By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
Format: ebook ARC
Read: July 2015

Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have rarely spent a night apart, since their joyous wedding. However, when business calls Cassie back to the United States, Trevor is left at home to continue working on their current case. He misses his wife dearly and being alone allows him to express his wickedness in a unique way by taking matters into his own hands. Will Cassie approve of Trevor’s antics?

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The Right Choice

By: Carly Phillips

Carly Wexler has always made the safest choices in life in order to make sure her life turns out right, including her engagement. However, when her fiancé’s brother comes to town for the wedding, Carly experiences feelings that she never knew possible. Now she must choose between her desires and her life plan.

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What the Body Needs

By: Laura Oliva

Jak O’Mara has done everything she can to put the past behind her. She doesn’t want any reminders of that horrific attack. Marcus Cutter still can’t forgive himself for the loss of his sister and he left everything behind to live a life he thinks he deserves. Now assigned as a bodyguard, the woman he is meant to protect is not what he expects. How will these two put their pasts behind them in order to save Jak’s life in the present?

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Behind the Mask Blog Tour

BehindTheMask

Title: Behind The Mask (Associates, #4)
Author: Carolyn Crane
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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Sasee Review

Mayhem in Myrtle Beach

By: T. Lynn Ocean

Mayhem in Myrtle Beach mixes a newly single, fresh college graduate with forty-six young at heart senior citizens and places them all on a charted bus headed to Myrtle Beach. What could possibly go wrong? Sherwood accepts a week-long probationary offer at a retirement community, in hopes that the time in the sun will not only give her a new perspective on life, but also a paying job when she returns. However, when her old study partner turns out to be the driver, who is more handsome than she recalls, and the elderly group doesn’t welcome her with open arms, Sherwood begins to think she may be in over her head.

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Matter of Time

(Heat Wave #5) By: Alannah Lynne. Format: eBook. Read: April 2015.

Lizbeth and Logan were deeply in love back in college, when he left her to go marry his high school sweetheart and raise the daughter he hadn’t known existed. A decade and a half later, Logan has left his wife and thanks to his twin, Lucas, he stands a chance of meeting Lizbeth again. Unsure how she will accept his news, he still can’t help but put his heart on the line and hope she still loves him.

Matter of Time is a shorter novel, focusing on the relationship between Lizbeth and Logan. Readers may recall not being a fan of Lizabeth from the previous books, but in this story readers will get to see a whole new side of her. The story has some delicate, spicy scenes, especially when the two see each other for the first time. This is about true soul-mates reuniting and becoming whole again, after barely surviving the years of separation. Due to the focus being solely on Lizbeth and Logan’s relationship and his family, readers won’t get much of an update on previous couples from the series. Matter of Time showcases that true love will conquer all.

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Going All In

(Heat Wave #4) By: Alannah Lynne. Format: ebook. Read: April 2015.

Callie Holden has done her best to put her past behind her. She’s learned the meaning of hard work and loves every minute of it. She still loves her friends from her past, even if her new life isn’t understood by them. Wade Neumann has spent a lot of time out with friends, making as many memories as possible in order to not focus on his heartbreak from last year. However when he is forced by his boss to work with the rich socialite who resembles his ex, it is going to take all of his power to remain nice.

Going All In combines characters from the previous two books in the Heat Wave series, but also works well as a stand-alone story. The beautiful scenery of Pawleys Island plays a big role in the book, as these characters struggle to make peace with their past. The storyline shows that no matter how much you deny your past, until you let it go, it will hold you hostage. There are some steamy scenes, but overall it focuses on human emotions, fears and learning to trust. Towards the end, there are hints as to what’s to come for the entire beloved Heat Wave family.

I read this book in one sitting, staying up until the wee hours of the night soaking up each word. It reminded me of the first two books in the series and is currently tied for my second favorite. I loved how I got to know more about these two characters, while also catching up on previous ones.

Note:The author gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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