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And Then Forever By: Shirley Jump

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Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.

Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack on Fortune’s Island and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.

Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he sees the wild, beautiful blonde again, dancing her way around The Love Shack, the memories of Darcy’s soft skin, gentle touch, and heated kisses come rushing back. As the privileged son of a wealthy family, Kincaid was too young to stand up to his overbearing father when he and Darcy were together. Now, he’s back on the island—free of the family shackles—and the chiseled, big-time lawyer wants a second chance.

But, Darcy made a promise to keep a secret from Kincaid—a secret that is now a six-year-old girl who looks just like her daddy. If Kincaid finds out a…

Perfection [Sister-in-Love Book 1] By: J. L. Campbell

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"After six months of serial breakups with her two-timing boyfriend, Natasha is ready to give relationships a break. Malik has no plans to give up and schemes to get her back, but his efforts throw his cousin in the middle of his campaign. Natasha doesn't need another guy messing with her brain, or her plans for the future, but Karim is different from anyone she's ever met. The fact that he's off-limits deepens her guilt over her attraction and puts her judgment into question. Can she move beyond the mistakes of the past and trust someone who's no angel?

Karim is back in Jamaica for the summer and has no plans to tie himself to anyone, because girls are complicated and he's been burned a time or two. He's knee-deep in responsibility as a result of a thoughtless act that changed his life. But Natasha is a girl with a difference, who makes him want things he has sworn to give up. Will she give him the time of day and will she want him wh…

Brown-Eyed Girl [Travis Family #4] By: Lisa Kleypas

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"Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love--at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can't resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening.

After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again. A man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like her, and she can't afford distractions. She's been hired to plan the wedding of the year--a make-or-break event.

But complications start piling up fast, putting the wedding in jeopardy, especially when shocking secrets of the bride come to light. And as Joe makes it clear that he's not going to give up easily, Avery is forced to confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she …

The Journey: How I Cheated Death and Cured My Diabetes in 21 Days By:

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When Ernest Quansah was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, there was so much sugar in his body that, each morning it began to exit from his tongue and from the corner of his eye lids as a sticky substance. His doctor informed him that his condition was so dangerous that he was not far from going cardiac arrest.

Even at death's door, with the assistance from Western as well as Eastern doctors in addition to weeks of research, Ernest was able to reverse his diabetes in 21 days. His doctor was so taken that he asked Ernest how he did it. Ernest discussed writing about his experience to help other type 2 diabetics for which his doctor replied, "That is an excellent idea". He then told him to tell everyone. His doctor even issued him a hand written testimonial for the book. "The Journey" is his story. How he became a type 2 diabetic and how he reversed and cured written to help other diabetics.

The Diabetes Self-Cure Foundation website offers type 2…

The Forbidden Man By: Elle Wright

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In Love With The Wrong Man...

"Sydney Williams has forgiven her fiancé, Den, more times than she can count. But his latest betrayal just days before their wedding is too big to ignore. Shocking her friends and family, she calls off the engagement. She walks out on Den . . . and into the arms of his brother, Morgan.

Known as a player, Morgan Smith has secretly spent years fighting his feelings for Sydney. When Den's latest dirty deed leaves Sydney devastated, Morgan can't stop himself from coming to her rescue. What begins as friendship quickly escalates into all-consuming passion. Despite their intense connection, Sydney would rather deny her desire than come between brothers. But as Morgan is determined to make Sydney his, Den won't give her up without a fight . . ."

Title:  The Forbidden Man
Author:  Elle Wright
Publisher:  Forever
Series:  Edge of Scandal #1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"The Forbidden Man" by Ell…

Sex Becomes Her By Regina Cole

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"Eliza Jackson has always been a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so it’s no surprise that when she’s asked to attend her friend’s black-tie destination wedding, she’s in a panic. Ever since her last relationship blew up in a frenzy of rumors about her sexual preferences, Eliza has been quite satisfied to be a celibate hermit. But as she’s forced from her self-imposed solitude, she decides to make the most of it. For this next week, Eliza can let her inhibitions go without fear of recrimination. And when she comes home? Nobody has to know that she played pretend. A perfect solution, or so she thinks.

Chandler Morse would never have considered flying all the way to Hawaii for a wedding if anyone but his cousin had asked. But he owed the bastard for saving his life, so he packed his bags and off he went, leaving his frigid ex-wife to pick over the remains of his life. When he laid eyes on the laughing brunette whose pieces didn’t quite fit together, he found himse…

It's You By: Jane Porter

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"In the wake of a tragedy that tore her life down to the foundations, Dr. Alison McAdams has lost her way. So when she’s summoned to Napa to care for her ailing father, she’s not sure she has anything to offer him—or anyone else.

What Ali finds in Northern California wine country is a gift—an opportunity to rest, and distance from her painful memories. Most unexpectedly, she finds people who aren’t afraid of her grief or desperate for her to hurry up and move on.

As Ali becomes part of her father’s community, makes new friends of her own, and hears the stories of a generation who survived the Second World War, she begins to find hope again. In a quest to discover the truth about another woman’s lost love, she sets off on a journey across oceans and deep into history. And in making sense of that long-ago tragedy, Ali is able to put together the broken pieces of her heart and make new choices that are right for her."

Title:  It's You
Author:  Jane Port…

Desperate Measures By: Sandra Orchard

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Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She's certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth--even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.

Title:  Desperate Measures
Author:  Sandra Orchard
Publisher:  Fleming H. Revell Company
Series:  Port Aster Secrets # 3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Desperate Measures" by Sandra Orchard

What I liked about this novel...

"Desperate Measures" by Sandra Orchard was this author's 'Port Aster Secrets #3' and ...I love this suspenseful mystery read that kept my interest from the beginning to the very end.  I will say to probably better understand some of what went on in this …

Break Your Heart By: Rhonda Helms

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"Fearless and flirtatious, Megan Porter isn't your typical math major. On the fast track to graduating with honors, a spot in her school's masters program is nearly guaranteed. But her senior year is quickly turned upside-down by her new thesis advisor, cryptography professor Dr. Nick Muramoto. Young, effortlessly good-looking, and intellectual, he's far more intriguing than the immature jocks Megan usually goes for. And as she decodes the hidden messages he leaves in the margins of her assignments and in their emails, she realizes this might be more than a schoolgirl crush--especially after they share a passionate kiss...

Soon Nick and Megan grow closer, and their different worlds begin to merge. But if their relationship is discovered, Nick's career could be over. With Megan's parents close to campus on business, hiding their love becomes an even greater challenge. Yet keeping secrets will lead Megan to discover hers is just one piece in …

Everything I Left Unsaid By M. O'Keefe

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"Perfect for fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde, readers will be unable to resist this haunting, deeply intimate tale of a woman’s journey to freedom and love.

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both."

Title:  Everything I Left Unsaid Author:  …

The Man Who Loved Too Much Book 3 - Oxymoron By: John Rachel

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"How do we function in a world which is both as randomly and intentionally cruel, as it is randomly and intentionally kind? Can we make sense of our lives when so much around us makes no sense?

In this, the final book of the trilogy, we find out what it means to be a "man who loves too much". More importantly, we discover if Billy Green is such a man."

Title: The Man Who Loved too Much - Book 3- Oxymoron
Author: John Rachel
Publisher:  Literary Vagabond Books
Series:  Book 3
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"The Man Who Loved Too Much   Book 3 - Oxymoron  By  John Rachel

What I liked about this novel.....

Now,  this was an excellent novel.  I would very much recommend you read this authors first two books..1 and 2 before attacking this read.  Now in saying that... I will know say again this book 3: Oxymoron...was quite some read.  This author brings it all together for the reader in this trilogy  "The Man Who Loved Too M…

Under The Covers By: Claire Boston

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What if the one time you didn't want love was when you truly needed it?

Forced to flee her abusive ex, alone with no support, Elle is determined to rebuild her life and protect her five-year-old son. Not one to take the easy road, she opens a bookshop cafe, but opening day almost ends in disaster. In the midst of this chaos, the last thing she needs is a man as charming as George Jones getting in her way.

George has always been a sucker for a damsel in distress, and Elle ticks all the boxes. But Elle's not interested in being rescued by anyone, especially not him. She knows her taste in men can't be trusted, but fighting George's charisma is harder than she expected. And George, who is not one to ignore an itch, has found there's something about Elle that's got under his skin.

When Elle's ex turns up to cause trouble, George must overcome his boyish flirtatiousness if he's to convince Elle to trust herself and let him into her life. B…

The Middle of Somewhere By: Sonja Yerg

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A troubled, young widow hikes from Yosemite Valley deep into the wilderness on the John Muir Trail to elude her shameful past in this emotionally gripping story from the author of House Broken.

"With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is heading for the hills—literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves—at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. Maybe.

They set off together alone under blue skies, but it’s not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail. Amid the jagged, towering peaks, Liz must decide whether to admit her mistakes and confront her fears, or face the trail, the brothers and her future alone.

"Yoerg knows how to keep the pages turning in this fast-paced, action…

All I Ever Need Is You By: Bella Andre

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"Seattle architect Adam Sullivan is well known for his brilliant historic building restorations—and for having absolutely no interest in love and marriage. He’s happy for his siblings and cousins who have found true love, but though they’re clearly hellbent on seeing him settled, his family is just going to have to accept that Cupid’s arrow will be skipping this Sullivan. That is, until he meets Kerry Dromoland…and suddenly Adam starts to question everything he once believed to be true about falling in love.

As one of the top wedding planners in Seattle, Kerry has been waiting her whole life to find her own true love. So even though Adam makes her heart race and her body heat up every time they’re together, she knows better than to think he could be “the one.” Still, knowing he’s Seattle’s biggest player doesn’t make it any easier to resist his breathtaking kisses and wicked caresses…or the fact that he makes her smile more than any man ever has.

But when Kerry…

Those Secrets We Keep By Emily Liebert

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Three women. Three lives. Three secrets.

"On the surface, Sloane has the perfect life—an adoring husband, a precocious daughter, and enough financial security to be a stay-at-home mom. Still, she can’t help but feel as though something—or someone—is missing....

Hillary has a successful career and a solid marriage. The only problem is her inability to conceive. And there’s a very specific reason why....

As the wild-child daughter of old family money, Georgina has never had to accept responsibility for anything. So when she realizes an unexpected life change could tie her down forever, she does exactly what she’s always done: escape.

When these three women unite for a three-week-long summer vacation in beautiful Lake George, New York, even with the idyllic location as their backdrop, the tensions begin to mount. And they quickly discover that no secret can be kept forever.... "

Title:  Those Secrets We Keep
Author:  Emily Liebert
Publisher:  NAL
Reviewed B…

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm By: Rebcecca Raisin

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Maple sugar kisses... Lucy would do anything for her mom…but she never expected to end up promising to leave her. After her mom got sick, Lucy dropped everything to take care of her, working all hours in a greasy diner just to make ends meet and spending every spare moments she had by her mom’s hospital bedside.
Now, Lucy is faced with a whole year of living by her own rules, starting by taking the first bus out of town to anywhere...
Except she didn’t expect to find her next big adventure just around the corner! Especially when on her first day in town she bumps into grumpy, but oh-so-delicious Clay amidst the maple trees. Surrounded by the magic of Ashford, Lucy has the chance to change her life forever and finally discover a life she wants to live!
Fall in love with Ashford, Connecticut in this dazzling and beautiful romance from bestselling author Rebecca Raisin.

Title:  Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
Author:  Rebecca Raisin
Publisher:  Carina UK
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Reservations For Two By: Hillary Manton Lodge

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"A culinary concoction of taking chances and finding love in the most delectable places


Food writer-turned-restaurateur Juliette D’Alisa has more than enough on her plate. While her trip to Provence might have unlocked new answers to her grandmother’s past, it’s also provided new complications in the form of Neil McLaren, the man she can’t give up.

Juliette and Neil find romance simple as they travel through Provence and Tuscany together, but life back home presents a different set of challenges. Juliette has a restaurant to open, a mother combating serious illness, and a family legacy of secrets to untangle – how does Neil, living so far away in Memphis, fit into to her life?

As she confronts an uncertain future, Juliette can’t help but wish that life could be as straightforward as her chocolate chip cookie recipe. Can her French grandmother’s letters from the 1940’s provide wisdom to guide her present? Or will every new insight create a fresh batch of myster…

Fear 3: Falling In Love With An Alpha Billionaire By: Amarie Avant

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"What once was yours is now mine...
Those very words are death to the ears of Victor D'Ross, Duke of Arlington.
A royal.
A billionaire.
A man skilled in the art of murder.
He is accustom to getting exactly what we wants. The mastermind desired Luxury Whitson while preparing to carry out a hit on her father. Instead of an assassination, his side hobby, Victor fell for the young woman with a kind heart.
Victor has enemies and through revenge Luxury has been taken. Now, she's the "property" of another.
Murder, mystery, and intrigue will up the stakes. Only time can tell if Victor will save Luxury before her abductor slowly stakes claim to her mind, body, soul..."

Title: Fear 3:  Falling in Love With An Alpha Billionaire
Author:  Amaire Avant
Publisher: Shan Presents
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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" Fear 3:  Falling In Love With An Alpha Billionaire    By:  Amaire Avant

What I liked about this novel....

This was a great…

Jordan's Confessions: A Short Story...Book 2 By: Charmaine Galloway

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Jordan was a very outspoken teenager, until she lost a very close friend of hers. She began carrying a lot of grief and sorrow in her heart. All she wanted was someone to comfort her and tell her that life would get better after the loss of someone special.

Jordan thought she could trust, Darnell, her mother’s boyfriend, until he deceived her. See how he pulls Jordan into his web of deceit, leaving her hurt, broken and confused. Can she build the courage to confess to her mother the secret that she had been holding onto? Will anyone believe her?

Title:  Jordan's Confessions:  A Short Story....Book 2
Author:  Charmaine Galloway
Publisher:  Charming Gal Publications
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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"Jordan's Confessions:  A Short Story"...Book 2 by Charmaine Galloway

What I enjoyed from this novel.....

This was a good short story that this author gives the reader ...of a young girl that has been hurt more than one way...a friend's…

The Hood Within By: Hood Chronicles

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In this suspenseful street tale, we meet a young boy by the name of Hood who finds himself on a quest to become a man in a troublesome world. Casted out of his home with nowhere to turn, he ends up with his close friend Calvin lending aid. Groomed by the street life, Calvin teaches Hood the tricks of the drug trade in order to help him fend for himself. Jumping headfirst into the streets, Hood becomes more and more of a product of his violent environment. That is, until an Angel appears to guide him through a blossoming romance. Desperately trying to undo the damage that the streets made, Hood and Angel focus on his talent for poetry and attempt to use it as his way out. Yet, the first rule of the game is...once in, there is only one way out! Follow this classic drama and delve below the hardcore surface to get to know The Hood Within.


Title:  The Hood Within
Author:  Hood Chronicles
Publisher:  Worldhaven Agenda
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
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Cold Case Love By: Ms. T. Nicole

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Tangy is a high school honor roll student. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her grandparents. Being responsible and naive to life and love. Tangy found herself in a love that wasn't really worth keeping. Trying to find peace, Tangy was forced into the arms of another man. Find out if she was able to to find true love or is it just a COLD CASE LOVE



Title:  Cold Case Love
Author:  Ms. T. Nicole
Publisher: M.T.N.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  Five
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"Cold Case Love" by Ms. T. Nicole

What I liked about this novel....

What a awesome good book that really covers the issues of physical and mental abuse all dealing with domestic violence.  This author really presents the readers a well written read that will have you on a emotional suspenseful ride with this heroine Tangy with so many secrets.  The readers will be presented with a good storyline with some real interesting characters.   "Cold Case Love" is definitely  one of those …