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Give Me Love: A Thanksgiving Novella, By B. Love

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Book Excerpt:

"Gratitude Montgomery, Attorney, and Cherish Williams, Gift basket boutique owner, meet for the first time by crashing into each other – literally. This unexpected meeting changes the events of their lives for the next few days, forcing them to spend that time together. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Gratitude hates the holiday and all it stands for. The last thing he wants to deal with is a positive, cheery woman whose disposition only irritates him more. During their time together, Cherish sets out to make Gratitude the meaning of his name.

Will she succeed and change his perception of Thanksgiving, love, and life itself, or will he taint her heart and spirit and drain her of the good within her until they both have nothing left?"

Title:  Give Me Love:  A Thanksgiving Novella Author:  B. Love Publisher:  B.L.                    Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  Five Review:
"Give Me Love" by B. Love
My Rationalization:
I really enjoyed this sho…

Sweet Intentions: A Christmas Novella by J. Haney & S. I. Hayes

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Book Synopsis:

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder unless you're Samuel Benson.

Betrayed by his own brother and the love of his life, Sam has stayed away for ten years until the death of the Benson Patriarch lures him home. Taking care of the Christmas Tree Farm is one thing, but can he face his past and reconcile the choices that were made, or will it all blow up in his face?

Peyton Miller was the girl next door. She’s been in love with the boy on Church Street since she was eight, but circumstance put her in the arms of his brother. Ten years later, Peyton is widowed with two children and a third on the way. Will she ever feel like her old self again? Will she be able to chisel the ice from Sam's heart to find the path to forgiveness? Can she ever forgive herself?"

Title: Sweet Intentions: A Christmas Novella
Author: J. Haney & S. I. Hayes
Publisher: Haney & Hayes
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"Sweet Intentions: A Christmas Novella" by J…

Weekend Fling A Crazy Love Novel by Stacey Lynn

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Book Excerpt:

"It’s just supposed to be a weekend fling. . . . “Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Fresh out of a long-term relationship, Willow Parks is working two jobs and caring for her mother, whose husband left her with nothing but a pile of bills. That’s why Willow made a vow: no men until she figures out her own life.

But while she may not need a man, she could use a break. And a weekend away at a California beach to clear her head? That’s appealing. Even if the offer comes from Trey Collins, the irresistible tech-mogul millionaire who visits her coffee shop every morning like clockwork—and needs a date for his best friend’s wedding. With an adorable, occasional stutter, he refuses to take no for an answer.

Once the weekend begins, Trey is intent on proving how good they can be together. Willow’s even feeling tempted to break her vow—until reality rudely interrupts her well-deserved getaway. Ther…

Beautiful Assassin (Destiny Awaits Book 3) Kindle Edition by Stephanie Nicole Norris

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Book Excerpt:

"As the reigning queen of a crime organization, hit-woman Celine Devereaux has a constant target on her back. Ruling alongside the boss is what she is made for. But when a new enemy arises, it catches the Devereaux organization off guard, triggering a war that erupts in the streets of Chicago.

With a battle raging, Celine and Brian fight with the strength not only of their army, but their love for one another to make it through unscathed. That same love drives the force of their determination to win… and winning is the only option if they want to survive."

Title:  Beautiful Assassin Author:  Stephanie Nicole Norris Publisher:  Love Is A Drug Ink Series:  Destiny Awaits Book 3 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review:  
"Beautiful Assassin" By Stephanie Nicole Norris
My Rationalization:  

I enjoyed the ending of this series in Destiny Awaits in book 3 being such a suspenseful thriller.  This story was definitely an emotional, dramatic, action-packed, and le…

O'shay & Sanaa 2: Suspense Thriller Kindle Edition by J. Brinkley

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Book Excerpt:

"In Book Two…
What Happens when Loves goes wrong?
This couple finds out the hard way when someone cracks and ruins their lives.
After Sanaa was shot and left for dead, O’ shay is frantic and lost while Sanaa is in a coma."

Title: O'shay & Sanaa Author: J. Brinkley
Publisher: J. B.
Series: Part two
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"O'shay & Sanaa" by J. Brinley

My Rationalization:

This was one read that really had me shaking my head. It was sad in the way this story turns out for O'shay but when you think about it what other way could it turn out seeing he felt no guilt in what he had done to his wife Sanaa. I felt so sorry for O'shay's mother as she had warned him about karma. What was even worse was that O'shay had the nerve to want to be involved with another person in his already horrible life. I was so glad that was shut down quickly. I will say you will have to read part one of this novel to get all from what …

Unfailing Love Kindle Edition by J. Brinkley & Lenare Gasoline

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Book Excerpt:

"Unfailing Love is a street romance about Peter Hart whom everyone calls "Petey". Petey gets caught between his love for the streets, love for his family and love for his ultimate weakness Butta. Petey soon realizes that the only love that succeeds in life is the love that never fails. Many never know what lies in the mind of a hustler who has to be a family man, a boss, and a cold-hearted ma' fucker at times. That can be hard to comprehend and those who can't comprehend it like Petey's long-time girlfriend Rika end committing malicious actions. Petey has to deal with all this while protecting, caring for and even punishing those he loves the most."

Title:  Unfailing Love
Authors:  J. Brinkley & Lenare Gasoline
Publisher:  J. B. & L.G. 
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"Unfailing Love" by J. Brinkley & Lenare Gasoline

My Rationalization:  

What I did get out of this story was how hard it was for this character, …

From the Outside In: A True Crime Story Kindle Edition by Deidra D. S. Green

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Book Excerpt:

"A five-year-old little girl is brutally murdered by her mother’s boyfriend. His true identity is questioned and questionable from the very beginning. Her mother, a social worker, is found culpable but is not the primary killer. The people responsible for her protection have ultimately failed the little girl… and not just once. The story makes national headlines and is covered on every major news station in the local area. The media doesn't have the whole story, but someone else does. She is looking, “From the Outside In.” (Re-edited)"

Title: From the Outside In
Author: Deidra D. S. Green
Publisher: Rathsi Publishing Company; 1 edition
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five
Review:

"From the Outside In A True Crime Story" by Deidra D. S. Green

My Rationalization:

Wow-what a read this one was that will definitely tear at your heart. Yes, this novel was a sad story of what happened to little Bridgette [child abuse, death] at the hands of her mother's …