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Damaged and the Knight By: Bijou Hunter

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Title:  Damaged and the Knight
Author:  Bijou Hunter
Published: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  Damaged #2
Rating: 4
Review:

"Damaged and the Knight" by Bijou Hunter was the second in this series 'Damaged' and continues from 'Damaged and the Knight novel where Farah's sister is rescued and is now living in the same town.   Tawny, like her sister Farah  is suffering though her childhood from abuse (being damaged)  and meets the 'alpha biker knight' (Judd) who  rescued her. Again this is another  intensed read. We find Tawny was more of a survivor that made her way out of  the darkness and Judd was a 'hit man or enforcer' that got her out of it. Throughout the read there were parts that seemed unrealistic however, it still was a good read. I did find some of the romance scenes rather raw, now if you are not into that you may not like this read.  I did find that this author presented a good story w…

Damaged and the Beast By: Bijou Hunter

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Title:  Damaged and the Beast
Author: Bijou Hunter
Published Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series: Damaged #1
Rating: 4
Review:

"Damaged and the Beast" by Bijou Hunter was a interesting contemporary romance story that was somewhat predictable for me, however it was a story that was definitely unforgettable and so full of emotions.  I found this author's writing style so full of darkness a such a gritty story that will only leave you saying wow! This story was so full of dysfunctions that were simply off the chart.  We find poor Farrah with so much 'emotional hang-ups, so damaged  and Coopers  anger issues were really scary at times to read about.  However,  even with all that was going on there were some  humor from all the banter between Farrah and Cooper.  I did find the characters were really believable, well developed  and well portrayed helping to make this such a captivating  read that seems to come to life.  So, you ma…

Heart of Texas: The Series By: K.L. Hemley

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Title: Heart Of Texas: The Series
Author: K. L. Hemley
Published: K.L.H.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Heart of Texas: The Series by K.L. Hemley was a good well written romantic series in the 'Wild West' in Texas for Ms. Mabel Milton. After the death of her parents, Mabel was found running her ranch single handed owning 'one of the most successful ranches in the area.' Thing change somewhat for Mabel when she meets Jesse Lockwood and finds his 'constant jokes were tiring' but he did know
what he was taking about when it came to cattle. After meeting Jesse they both agree to drive her cattle to Kansas. While in Dodge City problems arrive for Jesse's men, however, they are able to make it back to the ranch. After arriving back on the ranch from the cattle drive as winter came on and it was one of the 'harshest winters on record.' Would Mabel be able to survive on her ranch in the harsh winter weather witho…

Where The Wildflowers Grow By: Jane Cook

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Title:  Where The Wildflowers Grow
Author:  Vera Jane Cook
Published:  Musa Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Where The Wildflowers Grow" by Vera Jane Cook was a very good literary fiction read.  This
 novel was one of those that captured your interest from the very first page only to keep you turning the pages until the last page.  This novel was about the Cassidy family in the 60's who were thought to be the 'perfect southern family' but were they? Be ready for a family that will be unravelled, with secrets and also a murder. Believe me  "Where The Wildflowers Grow" has
it all.   I was left at say wow that was truly some read.  I found all of the characters: Rose, Ryan, Lily, Dalton and Pierce were all so very interesting that will only touch you on this ride through this novel.  You will see how this author presents so well  each one of their stories.   I liked the way this author was able to offer the reader a POV from each of…

The Divorced Not Dead Workshop By: CeCe Osgood

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Title: The Divorced Not Dead Workshop
Author:  CeCe Osgood
Published:  C.C.O.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:.
"The Divorced Not Dead Workshop" by CeCe Osgood was a good well written read that was very enlightening, refreshing and somewhat humorous to me. I am sure that many divorcee could relate to this 'psychological level' of some of the workshop items.  What was very interesting was how this author was able to present this realism that was told with such humor.  I found the characters were all very believable and so well portrayed with the 'quarrels and even their flirtations.'  The plot will keep you guessing and I finally found out just why Dorsey was so worked up with Melissa Street. Now, this is where I will say you must pick up "The Divorced not Dead Workshop" to see how this author will bring it out to the reader.  I found it very entertaining from the first pages till the last and it will keep your attention.  If you are in f…

When I Fall In Love (The Bradfords # 1) By: Emma Kylie

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Title: When I Fall In Love
Author:  Emma Kylie
Published:  E.K.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  The Bradford's # 1
Rating: 4
Review:

"When I fall In Love" by Emma Kylie was a sweet, cute, short, 'hot and steamy sweet' romance read.
This was a story of Luke Bradford who had lost the love of his life and had 'no interest in meeting any women' until he met Madison Howard.  For Luke his life was now worth living, even though Madison did have the weight of the world on her shoulders. It seemed like Madison mother and brother were in need of her help financially, and were constantly as for money, so she was
trying her best to get a better paying job so that she could help her family. What a sweet girl!
How will this all work out for Luke and Madison because after Luke saves her life from a almost  car
accident he realizes more than ever that he is in love with her. When Madison finally understand that
she is in love with Luke will she be willing to stay ev…

Deaf, Dumb, Blind, and Stupid By: Tremayne Moore

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 Title: Deaf, Dumb, Blind and Stupid
Author: Tremayne Moore
Published: Maynetre Manuscripts, LLC.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Deaf, Dumb, Blind & Stupid" by Tremayne Moore  was a interesting read of a Michael Anderson's.  Truly this person experienced so much 'heartache' it was almost to much for me to read but I continued on and made it though till the end. We find this young man is only wanting love and acceptance but unable to find it for himself only abuse. What all did we get from Michael's  journal?  I liked how this author was able to give the reader such a 'powerful heart breaking and courageous story' that was full of emotions.  It was interesting to see how well this story deals  with religion and racism in depth referrals to the scriptures and the Bible. 

O felt "Deaf, Dumb, Blind and Stupid" will really open your eyes and bring healing to all of those who read it.  It really bothers me to think that a moth…

Pieces Of Me: Finding Heather Jones By: Tremayne Moore

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Title:  Pieces of Me:  Finding Heather Jones
Author: Tremayne Moore
Published:  Maynetre Manuscripts, LLC
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Pieces of Me"  Finding Heather Jones by Tremayne Moore was really some good read. When I started reading this story I wasn't sure what I would get but I quickly started understanding just what this short story was dealing with. Wow is all I can say! We are presented a story of  'Heather Jones in search of herself.'   This author really brings it all out to the reader dealing with 'molestation, sexual abuse, church issues, mental health, self esteem' and I am sure I have left out a few more.  My heart
went out to Heather in this story having to deal with all of these issues.  Did she not make that conference an interesting one!  This was definitely a wow moment for me to think that this actually goes on in churches.  To think that these issues such as abuse  really happen in our day to day life for some ma…

Make You See Stars (Star Dust Erotic Romance Series # 2) By: Jocelyn Han

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Title:  Make You See Stars
Author:  Jocelyn Han
Published: J.H.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series: Star Dust Erotic Romance Series # 2)
Rating: 4
Review:

"Make You See Stars" by Jocelyn Han was the second in this authors Stardust Erotic Romance
Series #2.  This was a different kind of read for me 'the futuristic new adult' and I was really
glad to read this novel to see what it was all about being a love story and the coming of age.    
I found it very interesting how the author was able to present to the reader a solid plot of one
perfect love story.

The two characters Alen and Victoria were so well portrayed, colorful and well developed, and
 so interesting making the read so very engaging as well as flawless.  The author really did her
job in  presenting to the reader some steamy sex  scenes that were very detailed but yet very
tasteful that you will be left smiling to say the least.

Not wanting to share to much but this is a story of Tori who gets involved wit…

Bounty For Love (Bounty For Hire # 3) By: AJ Wiliams

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Title:  Bounty For Love
Author: AJ Wiliams
Published: AJW
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series: Bounty For Hire # 3
Rating: 5
Review:

"Bounty For Love" by AJ Wiliams  was a good contemporary romantic story and the third in this
series.  I found the read a quick read with such well developed and captivating characters especially Tess, Alek and some of the secondary characters, some from series 1 and 2.    It was one of those reads that once I started reading "Bounty For Love" I couldn't put it down until the end. 

It didn't take Alek long to realize that the woman he was protecting also had his well you will have
to get that from the read. This book reflex's back to other the first  series of what had gone on in their story. Now, in this series we find Alex protecting Tess from Detective Dixon. From all of what is going on will he be able to keep her safe and find  her brother?  Who had sent Tess to them....The
Bounty Hunters?  What had happened to Tess w…

Midlife By: Harry Pants

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Title: MidLife
Author: Harry Pants
Published: Silk Oak Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Midlife" by Harry Pants was definitely one of those read that will put a smile on your face. Now I will say first and foremost this read is not for the 'faint of heart disposition,' however, if you are in for some laughing non stop you will love reading this fast paced tale. You will find after reading "MidLife" that it was so hilarious all the way through the read. There will be many characters that will be quite different that you will have no problem remembering them all because many of these folks you probably even know some of them. Be prepare for some strong language but it fits the particular situation. I found Wally's "MidLife" quite entertaining with a very engaging plot to this story. After all that is said and done "MidLife" does present a 'thought provoking' read with its humor and even some romance.

The Hit List By: Anne Brooke

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Title:  The Hit List
Author:  Anne Brooke
Published: Amber Quill Press
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"The Hit List" by Anne Brooke good contemporary read.  You will find that this novel of the main character is trying to 'understand his sexual identity and also dealing with family crisis.'  "The Hit List is a fast pace even though it is rather long.  We find Jamie Chadwick is living a home taking care of his 'ill father'  and also working from home. Things come to head when Jamie's friend from college announces he is gay.  What all will come of this?  Even though by the end of the book Jamie still  hasn't told his ill father about his issues. Has Jamie really come 'out? And then we have David changing his mind about being gay.  Wow, this was some read of change  or was it?  As I kept reading I saw  that Jamie lacked 'social skills, not particularly handsome, desperately wanted to marry someone...then he writes 'The Hit …

Romantic Breeze By: Rebecca May, A. Lightbourne, Tracy Johnson, Roz Marshall, Kerry Taylor & Penny Darling

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Title:  Romantic Breeze
Authors:  Rebecca May, A. Lightbourne, Tracy Johnson,
                Roz Marshall, Kerry Taylor & Penny Darling
Published: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Romantic Breeze" by six  wonderful author.  When I started reading these six stories I was just surprised at what I had before me to read.  These were simply off the chart in that I found all of these stories .... well delivered, well developed, intriguing, engaging, well portrayed, colorful memorable, fascinating and there is much more I could say but I will leave that up to you to read and see for yourself. I will say up front that these are not any short read.  Be ready to be well engaged for a while but in the end you have read a simply well written story.

Let me tell you a little about each one:

THE DAY THE FLOWERS DIED... by Rebecca May, a novel was
a  historical fiction with the setting in Germany during the 1930's and
we find two people …

Natural Lust (Weekend Getaways) By: Madison Sevier

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Title: Natural Lust
Author: Madison Sevier
Published: Secret Cravings Publishing
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Natural Lust" by Madison Sevier was a excellent short story read of just how 'readers, reviewers, writers and companies that stand behind them actually think." Well, at least I would some of them and as you can see from this read that it not a 'fancy reality that surrounds some of these business.' Well, this all happens to Kallie when her employer gives her 'time off'' after a meeting over such a negative review that she had been working on. However, on this vacation she meets an attractive stranger. Now, I will stop at this point and say you must pick up this good read to see where the author will lead the reader to. It will be a interesting ride. Will there be a happy ever after for Kallie and Hank? Also will it leave you thinking if you give a bad review will it come back to haunt you? This was a well written s…

Finding Happy: For The Love Of Chihuahua By: Bev Taylor

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Title: Finding Happy
Author: Bev E. Taylor
Published: B.E.T.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: For The Love of Chihuahua
Rating: 4
Review:

"Finding Happy: For The Love Of Chihuahua by Bev E. Taylor was a cute and very interesting series. This was a really simple story of Starlyna finding a cute Chihuahua named 'Happy' and it bringing two people together. See, Starlyna wasn't able to get her dream job and she had become depressed so she moves back to her hometown. One day will sitting in the park she finds 'Happy'and that is where the story opens up for the reader. Joshua has lost his dog(Albert/Happy)
along with being in a horrible relationship. Be ready for a read that will put a smile on your face along maybe with some tears. Will this adorable Chihuahua be able to bring these two people together? This is where I say you must pick up "Happy" to see how this author will present it all to the reader. What will happen after Starlyna and J…

Connected By The Sea By: E.L. Todd

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Title: Connected By The Sea
Author: E.L. Todd
Published: E.L.T.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: Hawaiian Crush Book One
Rating: 5
Review:

"Connected By The Sea" by E. L. Todd was a sweet contemporary romance I found especially for the young adult. I found this story to be of some twist and turns that really kept me turning the pages until the very end. I found "Connected by the Sea" a very enjoyable read with a good plot offering a quick read in this Hawaiian tropical breeze setting. Could this college girl get through school and life despite her troubled past?

We find Sydney has left her horrible past behind in California and is now attending college in Hawaii. After being asked by her professor to become a tutor Sydney agrees and becomes the tutor for Coen. Will Sydney find him attractive? Was this a bad thing after all that had gone on in Sydney's past? What will her best friend Henry think of this decision? What was up with Coen ex Audrey?

To get t…

Cassie's Cowboy Crave (Sweet Montana Bride Series # 1) By Kimberly Krey

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Title:  Cassie's Cowboy Crave
Author:  Kimberly Krey
Published:  Createspace
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  Sweet Montana Bride # 1
Rating: 5
Review:

"Cassie's Cowboy Crave" by Kimberly Krey was a nice well written contemporary romantic story.  We find that a beautifully heroine named Cassie Lovell is being sort by some gangsters after serving on a jury in Seattle. Now she is on a Emerson Ranch in  Montana and she is with a hunky cowboy named Shane.  Why was she there?  Cassie was in ' Witness Protection Program' and had she married Shane? Did they have really  feelings for each other?   I don't  want to tell to much about the novel, just pick up the wonderful read to see for yourself how  this author brings it all out to the reader.  In the read you would have seen that Cassie needed a 'safe place hiding from those trying to kill her and then their was Shane's family involved with the Witness Program' helping Cassie to get out.

 I really…

A Devil Named DeVere (Volume 2) By: Victoria Vane

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Title: A Devil Named DeVere
Author: Victoria Vane
Published: Breathless Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: The Devil DeVere #3, # 4 & #4.5
Rating: 5
Review:

"A Devil Named DeVere" by Victoria Vane was a combination of this series book 3, 4 and 4.5 novels. These were all short stories that fitted so well together giving the reader a full length read.


We find from this read that DeVere is quite young and besides that most of the young ladies he was around was out more for his money and title. Now, we find DeVere has some 'trust' issues that bothers him then he meets Diana. This wonderful story will really pick up where we find is Diana now falling for DeVere's charms? Will Diana be able to trust DeVere? Will DeVere be able to resist the love he has for Diana? This novel really gets into the romantic love story of this man
'Viscount Ludovic (AKA Devil DeVere) and Diana. This is hot and steamy! This author really works her magic in the wonde…

Midnight Sons (Volume 1: Brides For Brothers And The Marriage Risk) (Midnight Sons #1) By: Debbie Macomber

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Title:  Midnight Sons Volume # 1
Author:  Debbie Macomber
Published:  Mira
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series:  Midnight Sons Volume  # 1: Brides for Brothers and The Marriage Risk
Review:

"Midnight Sons Volume # 1" by  Debbie Macomber was a wonderful romantic contemporary read.  I thought this was a well written story that kept me turning the pages until the end.  Would bringing women to Hard Luck, Alaska in the hopes of matchmaking with the various men that lived there was really something that I thought this author did well with. This novel was mainly Abby, Sawyer, Charles and Lenny story. 

 How will this turn out?  This was a town of '150 people, no main roads, mostly men, bears and cold freezing weather.  Now, who would want to come here?   What could this Arctic Circle offer in the way of jobs and  living conditions in this area?  When a single mom decides to live Seattle and moves to Hard Luck...well I will say that it get pretty interesting.  What will…

The Moon Sisters By: Therese Walsh

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Title: The Moon Sisters
Author: Therese Walsh
Published:  Crown
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"The Moon Sisters" by Therese Walsh  is  a interesting novel that I found  especially  for the Young Adult readers.  It was well written showing a physical emotions and grief.  We find two young ladies who have lost their mother and their lives are really turned up side down.  In opening of this novel well, I will just say this was some hard  read.  I don't wish to give to much away but you will find once you get into this novel you will find it hard to put down until the very end.  We find that one of this sisters leave their town of Tramp and takes off with their mother's ashes to 'Cranberry Glade.'  The other sister tries to stop her, however, when this doesn't work she ends up going on this trip too.  This is when this story takes off.  What will happen on this trip?  Now, this is where I say you must pick up "The Moon Sister" to see …

Angel Mine By Sherryl Woods

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Title:  Angel Mine
Author: Sherryl Woods
Published:  Mira Books
Series: Whispering Winds #2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Angel Mine" by Sherryl Woods was a wonderful contemporary romance novel that was the first in this 'A Whispering Wind' series.  This was indeed a interesting story of how the girl gets the guy  or
was the guy finally get the girl?  This author gives the reader a well written spin on a true romantic
love between Heather Reed  and Todd Winston.  With Heather being a single parent would she be able to convince the father of Angel, her dad Todd  that  she needed help in raising her?  What I thought was somewhat amusing was that Todd had no idea that he even had a child and just what had happened that he seemed to panic after finding out he had a child?  Yes, this little girl looked just like him.  I found this read a long read but in the end it gave the reader  a wonderful ending.  The characters were all simply off the chart good, w…

Always On My Mind: (The Sullivans, Book 8) By Bella Andre

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Title: Always On My Mind
Author:  Bella Andre
Published: Amazon Digital Services Inc.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series: The Sullivans #8
Rating: 5
Review:

"Always On My Mind" by Bella Andre was this author's eighth in 'The Sullivans'  series.  This novel
was of Lori (naughty) and Grayson love story.  This novel will take you through many emotional
feelings where you will find yourself laughing, crying and sighing n this hot steamy read.  You will definitely be kept mesmerized by all of these fascinating characters of this wonderful Sullivan family.
This author really works her magic with bringing together Lori's dancing world and Grayson the New Yorker who was now a farmer. In the end will they be the perfect couple for each other?  This is where I say you must pick up "Always On My Mind" to see for yourself.  Would I recommend this
series?  YES!  This was another good Sullivan series!

The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivan's #9) By Bella Andre

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Title:  The Way You Look Tonight
Author:  Bella Andre
Published: Oak Press LLC
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series: The Sullivan's #9, Seattle Sullivans # 1
Rating: 5
Review:

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Bella Andre was the meeting of the Seattle, WA Sullivan
Family.  These Sullivan's are the cousins of 'Chase, Marcus, Gabe, Zach, Ryan, Smith Naughty
and Nice.'  This series is about Rafe Sullivan who was a very successful PI and wasn't enjoying
his job the way he use to.  Mia, Rafe sister thought a vacation was needed and gets him to buy the
lake house that had once belonged to his parents when they were kids.  So, Rafe heads for the lake
house and who does he find is his next door neighbor?  A childhood friend named Brooke Jansen
was now living her grandparents home. Brooke's grandparents had passed away and left her  their
house.  Brooke had been living in the house for three years and had  owned a Truffle business .  Now,
this is where I say you m…

Cameron 5 By Jade Jones

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Title:  Cameron 5
Author:  Jade Jones
Published:  Jones Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Cameron 5"  by Jade Jones was the last novel  in this mighty good series.  I will say that Cameron and Jude were truly some interesting characters along with many other that will leave a lasting impression.  This author really knows how to bring it all together and in the end give the reader a perfect ending for these characters.  One thing for sure is when Jude and Cam came together things started happening in a more positive way for them.   I found "Cameron 5" had a good storyline with all of the loose ends along with the drama all unfolding only to give the reader a well written story.  Now, if you haven't read this author's 'Cameron 1, 2,3, & 4'  you will need to because the author has done a wonderful job with this series.  Would I recommend "Cameron 5?" YES!

Picture Perfect By Janice Thompson

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Title: Picture Perfect
Author:  Janice Thompson
Published Revell
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  Weddings by Design #1
Rating: 5
Review: 

"Picture Perfect" by Janice Thompson good sweet humours  Christian romance novel that was full of 'God's love and care.'  I found the characters  were  all very different however,  very relatable and so believable.  The poetry at the beginning of each was well presented by this author .  "Picture Perfect" is definitely one of those novels that  flows so well and you can just relax and enjoy the read of romance, comedy and their religion.  If you are in for a good storyline  with some good 'Christian values' you have come to the right place for "Picture Perfect" will give it all to you and Yes,  I would recommend this one as a good read. 

The Proposal (a Perfect Match) By Lily Zante

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Title:  The Proposal
Author:  Lily Zante
Published: L.Z.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  A Perfect Match #1
Rating:  4
Review:

"The Proposal" by Lily Zante was a good romantic contemporary novel I found this novel a very enjoyable read that once you got into the novel you will be kept turning the pages to see what was going to happen next.  I did like how this author put this together because from the title I was thinking something else entirely different than what was presented to  the reader.  The characters..Nadine, Zoe,  Ethan, Sandra,  and Melissa to name a few were found to be well developed and very captivating.  If you are looking for a light romantic read with some twist  you have come to the right place...for "The Proposal" will give it to you.  Would I recommend?  YES!

The Look of Love (The Sullivan's Book 1) By Bella Andre

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Title: The Look of Love
Author:  Bella Andre
Published:  Bella Andre
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series: The Sullivan's Book 1
Review:

"The Look of Love" by Bella Andre was truly a romantic story of Chase and Chloe.  I felt this novel  was a good introduction to the 'Sullivan Family' and I will be reading the rest of all twelve of this series.  "The Look of Love" was a beautiful told love story of Chase Sullivan who was quite some man in that he was just that ...quite a 'sweet' man.  Then there was Chloe Peterson who Chase had met on the side of the road that had some real issues that she had to deal with.  Will Chase be able to help Chloe with these issues?  Truly Chase believed  he could help the 'Lovely Chloe' but would she want his help?   This is where I say you must pick up the good read to find out how this author will bring it all out to the reader.  Be ready for a lovely heartwarming story with some hot steamy encounter…

When Perfection Falls By Tyora Moody

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Title: When Perfection Fails
Author: Tyora Moody
Published: Urban Books
Series: Victory Gospel Series #3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"When Perfection Fails" by Tyora Moody was the third in this author inspiritual series: 'Victory Gospel Series.' I believe to truly understand this wonderful written novel that you really should pick up and the first two novels and read them. You will see how this novel is presented so smoothly as we are now dealing with the Freeman's... so just what is their story?

This author really showed the reader what really can go on in a minister's family. We find that the Freemans were not the 'media darlings and a model couple; the picture of perfection.' Why was this?

We find that Jonathan Freeman was now the pastor of Victory Gospel Church due the fact that his father (Jeremiah Freeman) who had been the pastor had passed away and he now had taken charge of that position. This position had been…

The Rossellini Family Series 1 & 2 By Nikki Walker

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Title:  The Rossellini Family Series 1 & 2 (Loving Gianni & The Sweetest Love)
Author:  Nikki Walker
Published: N.W.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"The Rossellini Family Series 1 & 2" by author Nikki Walker was truly two wonderful amazing contemporary inspiritual reads that flowed so well from the first to the second series.  I loved both of these two stories.  You will find yourself smiling and you may even shed a few tears as you read through this story.   I have had the privilege of reading all of this authors novels  and I haven't been disappointed at all.  You will receive so much from the read long after reading it. 

From 'Loving Gianni' we find London Quarles was a organizer by profession and when asked by her best friend Winnie to help get her 'inherited property' ready for sale this was right down London alley and what she loved to do. However when a person comes into the picture we find "London must find a way to…

Every Woman Has a Price By: B.M. Hardin

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Title:  Every Woman Has A Price
Author: B.M. Hardin
Published:  ATI Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Every Woman Has A Price" by B. M. Hardin was indeed a interesting read that will keep you turning the pages till the end.  Kasey was definitely in a twist and turn situation  as you read you will be kept  wondering what will she do next and when would enough be enough?  This author really knows how  to keep your attention because there was so much drama going on in this read that it was simply off the chart!  You will be left wondering how could this one person go through so much before ...well at this point I don't want to give anything away just wanting you to pick up "Every Woman Has a Price" to see how this author will bring it all out to the reader.  Wow...what a ending!  One thing is for sure I believe from this read we all find out from the read that to be financially stable may not necessary give you a happy relationship.  I real…

Bottom Bitch Rises By: Racquel Williams

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Title:  Bottom Bitch Rises
Author:  Racquel Williams
Published: Worldhaven Agenda
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Bottom Bitch Rises" by Racquel William was a real interesting urban read.  I think this author did a
wonderful job with the storyline continuing from her first novel 'Bottom Bitch.'  I would recommend you read her first book because it will let you better understand 'Bottom Bitch Rises.'  One thing that is for sure you will never be bored because this incredible read will keep you on the edge of your seat as you are going from page to page getting drama and even more drama. I did like how this author would  put at the beginning of her chapters  the name that this particular person the chapter was featuring.   This read will give it all to you...on this rollercoaster ride of  a emotional 'anger, fear, sadness, and pity.'  As I finished reading this novel  thinking it...wow "Bottom Bitch Rises" starts  out sad and in …

Jewel of the East By: Victoria Vane

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Title:  Jewel of the East
Author:  Victoria Vane
Published: V.V.
Series:  The Devil DeVere #5
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Jewel of the East" by Victoria Vane was this author's series  'The Devil DeVere #5' and
it was one interesting read. To really understand all that has gone one in this whole series I would
recommend you pick up: THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES:

A Wild Night's Bride #1
The Virgin Huntress#2
The Devil You Know #3
The Devil's Match #4
A Devil's Touch #4.5
Jewel Of the East #5

and let's not leave out the PREQUEL VIGNETTES:

Devil in the Making #1
The Trouble With Sin #2
Ned's Folly#3

Now, getting to "Jewel of the East" was a very easy quick read of Sin and Salime.  Now, how
did they get together?    Simon had once been a womanizer who had shamed his noble family
a number of times so his father had him sent to the military service.  However, things didn't go
well for him.  What happened that sent Simon ba…

Golden By Charmaine Galloway

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Book Description....

"Twenty year old Golden Brown was a complete mess. On the outside she was cool, calm, and collected. On the inside she was hiding secrets so deep and so dark that thoughts of them made her sick to her stomach and often sent her spiraling into a psychosis that required medication to pull her out. She trusted no one, had faith in no one, got close to no one. But when Marquis Jones, the man of her dreams, came along, everything began to change.
No longer was she able to bury the past in the dredges of her mind. Now it was time to face the demons that had been plaguing her since she was a child. But could Golden do it? Could she conquer a past so sinister it almost killed her just as it had killed another. Or was she destined to let it defeat her and destroy life as she knew it?"

Title:  Golden
Author: Charmaine Galloway
Published:  Charming Gal Publication
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Golden" by Charmaine Galloway was truly a very…

Wreckless By Stephanie Nicole Norris

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Title:  Wreckless
Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris
Published: Love Is A Drug Ink
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  5
Review:

"Wreckless" by Stephanie Nicole Norris was a very intriguing read that offered much suspense in this thriller `read.  It was definitely one of those reads that once starting it will be hard to put down until the ending. I was left feeling sorry for the young lady that came apart after finding life not going the way she had wanted it. It seems like she wanted something that her roommate had and let it control her through a raging war within herself.  Now, one can understand how a person can get into it with
someone but to take it to the levels that this lady did was simply over the top.  And to have her
roommates friend enter into this mess was simply something else.  Now, to really understand what all has happen I would say you must pick up this quick fast paced read.  I was able to read it in less than thirty minutes and  it was  a well written by…

Kill Mary Jane Doe By: Nicole Dunlap

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Title: Kill Mary Jane Doe
Author: Nicole Dunlap
Published: Alana's Book Line (ABL)
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:


"Kill Mary Jane Doe" by Nicole Dunlap was a interesting 'Psychological Thriller.' I found this read a rather fast paced as you proceeded through the read and will keep your interest because there is so much going on in this novel. We find that Mary Jane Doe doesn't know who she is...was she a stripper at the Petting Zoo or a secret agent? However, this Mary Jane was able to take care of herself. I don't care what happened to her she always seemed to bounce back. But still just who was this Mary Jane Doe? Why did Mary Jane did have back memories of Malaysia ....her sister, Asia (her twin) Peter (her husband), her Momma, Willy and Natalia Jacobi at times that will go and come through memories throughout the read. But what was up with this Beasley, Jake and Officer Dwight Daniels and how are they in…

Mama B - Time to Love (Book 3) By: Michelle Stimpson

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Title:  Mama B  A Time to Love
Author:  Michelle Stimpson
Published: S.G.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series:  Book 3
Review:

"Mama B - A time to Love" by Michelle Stimpson was the third book in this series that was
truly a wonderful Christian read...just like the others...Book 1 and 2.  This one deals with
Mama B (Beatrice Jackson) finally allowing herself to love again and Eunice.  Also it looks like Mama B's minister my even find love again.  The read was again a story of love backed up by the scriptures and once you start the read it will be hard to put down until the end. "From this novel Mama B - A Time to Love" we find that not only does she learn a lesson in how to love someone, she also will learns how one can love one that  is very  unlovable and in the end  how to get a lesson to receive the sweetest love for herself.  

If you would like a good Christian read "Mama B  A Time to Love" would be a novel  that I would definitely recom…

Mama B - A Time to Dance (Book 2) By: Michelle Stimpson

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Title:  Mama B - A Time to Dance
Author:  Michelle Stimpson
Publisher: M.S.
Series:  Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series:
Review:
"Mama B - A Time to Dance" by Michelle Stimpson was  'Book 2  of this authors series.
We find Mama B is still the "Godly woman who keeps her family and friends lifted up in
the name of Jesus at all times."  We find Mama B in this novel still full of 'grace and prayer.'
This author has written a story that is found to be woven of God's love along with some funny
moments that are unforgettable.  Also, do  we find that Mama B maybe getting into  a bit of romance?  In this novel we find Mama B  giving some wisdom to a relative who has come into some
trouble and needs some intervention that only Mama B can give.  Will he listen to Mama B?
Well, you will get all of these questions answered as you read through "Mama B- A Time to
Dance." 

If you like Christian fiction reads you will love this excellen…

Mama B - A Time to Speak (Book 1) By: Michelle Stimpson

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Title:  Mama B - A Time to Speak
Author:  Michelle Stimpson
Published: M.S.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  Book 1
Rating: 5
Review:

"Mama B - A Time to Speak was a wonderful well written Christian Fiction that I enjoyed reading.
I found myself laughing and sometimes even crying from how this read touched my heart.  This
was truly a woman that loved God and she often reminded me of my own mother.  It was quite
interesting in how well this 72 year old  Mama B dished out wisdom as well as taking it in.  The
author did such a good job with the characters in this read where you find them  all well developed and so relatable.

If you are looking for a good book with some laugh out loud moments all mixed with some 'old
fashion truth' you have come to the right place for "Mama B - A Time to Speak" would be recommended to you as a good read. 

The Cardwell Ranch Collection By: B.J. Daniels

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Title:  The Cardwell Ranch Collection:
           Crime Scene at Cardwell, Justice at Cardwell Ranch & Cardwell Ranch Trespasser
Author:  B.J. Daniels
Published: Harlequin Intrigue
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Series:  Cardwell Ranch # 1-3
Review:

"The Cardwell Ranch Collection" by B.J. Daniels  was indeed a wonderful amazing fast paced read.  I was so happy to purchase them all together and  then read  them in order.  I think this will help you figure out what is going on .  Be ready for a read of all...murder, mystery, craziness and romance in this western setting. 

The first story was Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch...
rift between family and lovers
next...
Justice at Cardwell Ranch
Has Jordan finally grown up?

last...
Cardwell Ranch....now this one was some read.  It left me saying Wow!
That Dee!

If you are in for a wonderful suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat turning pages...well you have come to the right place for "The Cardwell Ranch …

The Newlyweds: Jack and Jil By: Shelia Goss

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Title:  The Newlyweds  Jack and Jill
Author:  Shelia Goss
Published: S.G.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"The Newlyweds: Jack and Jill by Shelia Goss was a  short romance. It all starts out great for Jack and Jill Hill but soon after their marriage with life being so real things began to happen between
these two.  Was their some one else coming between these two?  Well, for Jill there seems  to be a person who was coming between these two in their marriage.  Should Jack be concern over this?
For Jack worked with this other woman named Charlotte and for him nothing wasn't coming between him and his wife Jill.  What will Jill since she is feeling threaten?  This is where I say you must pick up this read to find out what will become of this issue  between Jack and Jill.  What advice with Jill friend give her friend? What has Jill began to start taking that would really upset Jack when he finds out?  What happens to Jack that finally lets him know there is a problem…

The Pulpwork Christmas Special 2013 By: Josh Reynolds, Joel Jenkins, Russ Anderson & Pecival Constantine

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Title:  Pulpwork Christmas Special 2013 (Yuletide Tales of Murder and Mayhem)
Authors:  Josh Reynolds, Joel Jenkins, Russ Anderson & Percival Constantine
Published:  Pulp Work Press
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Pulpwork Christmas Special 2013" by four various authors was interesting anthology of
four short stories or 'yuletide murder and mayhem' in this 'New Pulp' writing showing their
craft with some suspense with mythologies of this Christmas holiday season.  You will find
that each author presents their own wring style that is very intriguing to read.  The characters
are all well developed along with being very well portrayed.  These four pulps reads are all
'Christmas themed pulp' that goes well with the holiday season...being four tales of murder
that are written by these different authors.  With these being short reads they can be finished
quickly in one sitting as 'you are plunged into the worlds of Monica Killingswor…