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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.

Note:
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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Forgotten Book Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I usually post these on Friday, but I was so busy catching up on admin things that time got away from me. So below you will find this week’s Forgotten Book Challenge. (To learn more about the challenge, click on the photo.)

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Carpe Demon (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom #1)By: Julie Kenner
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Author Spotlight

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s spotlight is on author Denise Swanson! She is best known for her Scumble River and Devereaux’s Dime Store mystery series. Today, she is here to talk about her latest book, a romantic story called Good Girl Overboard. I hope you like the interview and my review. Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a Signed Paperback Copy of Good Girl Overboard. Details are listed after the review.

Have a marvelous Monday!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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Personal Shelves Review

Hi Everyone,,

Tonight I wanted to share my review of Christmas Wish by Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey. This incredible writing duo has released a new novella in their Countermeasure Series. I absolutely love this spectacular series that has suspense, sub-plots, romance and characters that feel as real as your best friends.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

Christmas Wish

Countermeasure Bytes of Life #7

Stephan and Jessica are about to celebrate their first Christmas together as husband and wife. However, their happiness is put to the test as they face their inner fears, in preparation for their bundle of joy. Will they be able to open up to each other, or will their first holiday season also be their last?

Readers are first introduced to the romantic possibilities between Stephan and Jessica in To Russia with Love. In Christmas Wish, readers will fall in love with this couple, as they connect with the newlyweds on a deeper level. Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey have managed to turn 70-ish pages into an emotional, realistic journey that will satisfy the reader’s need to know more about this secondary couple. Christmas Wish is like a present wrapped with a bow for fans of the Countermeasure Series.

 

Notes:
I received an ARC of this book. To learn more about the authors and their work, visit their website.

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Sasee Review

Waterline

By: Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

Virginia Ross’ life has been turned upside down. Now living on her beloved Chaucer, she is determined to document all of her husband’s assets in order to have a fair divorce settlement. (It is the least she deserves after discovering his affair.) However, when she returns home to her boat she is greeted by the shocking news of her soon-to-be-ex’s death. Now under suspicion as a person of interest, Virginia must learn to balance out her new life with the help of her old friends. Along the way, she stumbles across some horrifying details that may connect her husband’s case to some unsolved mysteries. As she tries to make sense of everything, Virginia’s own life becomes hazardous and she must put her own safety, first.

Waterline gives readers of every genre something to appreciate. There’s the suspense with the murder plot, there’s the details of boat life, some romance, and even a feisty, adorable cat. Huntsinger weaves multiple incidents and storylines into one fascinating page turner. Readers who enjoy suspense stories, with a hint of romance will enjoy this book. The story seamlessly envelops the beautiful South Carolina coast and the rich history of its culture, in a contemporary mystery.  Right from the start with the unique quotes that foreshadow Virginia’s twisted life, this book flows quickly. Readers will be swept up in the author’s passion about boats, South Carolina and historical reenactments.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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This review was written for Sasee Magazine. To learn more about them, please visit their website.

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My Sister’s Books Review #63

Life is Short, So Read this Fast!

By: Ann Ipock

Life is Short, So Read this Fast! is the second of three books written by Ann Ipock. They are a collection of her newspaper articles and other writings. This particular title covers topics from fun women groups, bare necessities and family memories to the battle of the sexes that occur during every daily routine item. Also included are chapters dedicated to food, shopping and growing pains that females experience.

Ann Ipock has written the ideal book for the busy woman. The short chapters are perfect for squeezing in reading during even the most hectic of schedules. Chocked full of Southern flair and quick wit, readers will be kept on their toes as they are taken on a ride through life. Despite the fact that most chapters are humorous, the writer shows a deeper side by sharing her emotions and fears, as well. Overall, this book is a fast, fun read and one that people will savor and cherish for a long time.

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This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister’s Books. To learn more about the Magazine and the Bookstore, please visit their websites by clicking on their names.

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My Sister’s Books Review #62

Magic Tree House Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osbourne (Age Range: 7-9)

The Magic Tree House is a popular series for elementary school aged children. In this Christmas story Annie and Jack have been mysteriously invited to Camelot to Celebrate Christmas. However, when they get there, Camelot is under a dark, miserable spell. It is up to these Annie and Jack to go on a quest to find imagination and bring back joy to the kingdom. This is a fascinating story with easy to read sentences, ideal for kids who are transitioning into chapter books. There are a few black and white pictures to accompany the fast-paced story. This book will surely spark children’s imaginations.

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This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister’s Books. To learn more about the Magazine and the Bookstore, please visit their sites by clicking on their names.

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My Sister’s Books Review #61

Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas by Elise Primavera (Age Range: 4-7)

This is a book from the Auntie Claus series. This is the story about young Christopher Kringle who is starting to doubt Christmas. He deliberately acts bad in order to get on the Bad Boys and Girls list to prove it doesn’t exist. However, his actions get him locked out of Christmas and must go on a journey to learn that he must believe in order to see the family’s secret. The majestic pictures are stunning and will be loved by the children while the adults read. This story is sure to be a favorite for the entire family.

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This review was written for Sasee Magazine and My Sister’s Books. To learn more about the Magazine and Bookstore, please visit their websites by clicking on their names.

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The Great Game

By: James Vachowski.  Format: eBook.   Read: November 2014.

This is a short story about told from the point of view of an older man regaling a young child with his heroic stories from World War I.

History meets fantasy in this historical short story. Each chapter takes place during a different point of World War I, and there are several mythical creatures along the way. This is a very fast, easy-to-read book with a delightful narrator. Teenagers and adults alike will enjoy this book.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about this author and his work, please visit his website.

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