Monday, September 20, 2021

More to Come

King of Eon (Eon Warriors, #9)King of Eon by Anna Hackett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 9 and its is great to finally get the King of Eon's story but sad that this is the last book in the series. But do not despair there are hooks to a new series set in the same universe. Loved how the bride selection fell through. Not surprised a the one who became Queen of Eon.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Old Friends and New

Paper & Blood (Ink & Sigil, #2)Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Al is back with all of his friends plus some new ones. While there is plenty of tension and danger there is still a big amount of laughter. Some characters just stay true to form while others are a little bite off center. A old favorite joints Al. Your. guess as to who. Entertaining but Al's biggest problem is still not solved.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Second Book Failure

The Devil You Know (Mercenary Librarians, #2)The Devil You Know by Kit Rocha
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This falls into what I call the second book chasm. It fills a need to get everyone on the same page. It sets up the next book. It gets two characters together. It just does not make that good a read. I kept waiting for the plot to reveal itself as I read the first half. The second half did get two characters together. There was danger and tension with the romance. It just took getting to the ending to set up the next book. I loved book one. Was somewhat interested in book two and have hopes that book three is a have trouble putting it down like book one. Not a stand alone.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Big Surprise

Holiday Rescue (The Anna Albertini Files #3.5)Holiday Rescue by Rebecca Zanetti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Expect a twist. Quint Albertini is dodging his matchmaking relatives. He is not ready or is he. What happens when he rescues Heather who ticks all of his expectations. Great story. Loved the start when Heather looks into the perfect pair of brown eyes. Not Quint so guess who. Romance, tension, danger and surprise.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Great Views

One Last Kiss (Blood Ties #0.5)One Last Kiss by Kat Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sam Bridger and Liberty Hale should be oil and water. After all he was a Colorado rancher and she was a high priced makeup model. Turns out someone know what was what in bring them together. Loved the look at the Colorado outdoors. Against that scenery there is trouble, tension, danger and of course romance. Loved the side characters and hope we get to see their HEA. Sam and Libby find their HEA is a record amount of time.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Hunt the Stars (Starlight's Shadow, #1)Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This caught me from the first page and that lasted until the last quarter of the book. From there it was getting the two main characters in bed together and a weak finish to the story line. Still this is worth a read especially if you are a SciFi fan. The story is interesting with a lot of secrets that no ones knows and keep revealing at important points in the story. First in a series. Getting everyone in line for the next book was part of the weak finish.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

New To Me

 
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The Lady Darby series is on its 11th book so I have a long list to read. This is Book 1 and it lays the ground work for the additional books in the series. I found this after doing a Zoom meeting with Jayne Anne Krentz and Victoria Thompson two of my favorite authors. Anna Lee Huber was also part of the meeting. That lead me to try her books and I was very pleased with the plot, characters, tension and hint of romance.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Look First

The Perks of Loving a Wallflower (The Wild Wynchesters #2)The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Tommy and Philippa are both different from other girls and women. If they can just get together then everything would be OK. Except both are female and that makes a difference. The Wild Wynchesters strike again. This is a fun series with some different love stories. If you dislike F/F stories you should skip but know that you are missing out on a entertaining story.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fun Trope

Wilde Child (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #6)Wilde Child by Eloisa James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fun enemies to lovers story line. Both main characters have appeared before. They have just been waiting in the wings for their turn. There was a little mystery and tension woven into the story line. In the end love won and there was a nice HEA.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Keeping Everyone Safe

Tratus: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel (Sectors New Allies Series Book 14)Tratus: A Badari Warriors SciFi Romance Novel by Veronica Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Badari have a few weaknesses. One is that you are born Alpha. That works well if the Alpha is a good leader but not so well if he is not. That is what Tratus is facing as he tries to keep the pack safe. A hard job when the Alpha is putting the pack in danger. Then to complicate the issue Tratus finds his mate in one of the humans being held captive. Everything unwinds from there. I love how Tratus is so aware of what his mate needs and how strong his mate is when he is betrayed. A lot of tension and danger. It takes awhile to get everything straight and for Tratus to take his rightful place in the pack. Love this series. This was my main read as soon as it was released.

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Interesting Concept

The Midnight LibraryThe Midnight Library by Matt Haig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nora Seed sees her life as a failure so she decided to end it. In that space between life and death she arrives in the Midnight Library. This was very hard to put down. Nora gets to survey what would have happened if she made different decisions. In spite of the serious nature of the plot it was a fun book to read. I thought that she would decide (no that would be a spoiler). Pick it up and see all of her choices.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Interesting Plot

Salvation DaySalvation Day by Kali Wallace
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First this is a stand alone so no follow up. It does come to a satisfying ending as in things may get better. The book was a surprise to me. Very readable and easy to follow the plot. That was what was a surprise. I expected several things before I started but not what happened or the order it happened in. Good characters, interesting world building, needed tension, and a well thought out plot make for good reading.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Not My Cup of Tea

Alien Warrior's Promise (Vaxxlian Matchmakers #2)Alien Warrior's Promise by Sue Mercury
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not that much danger or tension. Most danger was in the past, left far behind. What is in the present was just a plot point. A OK read but I will skip the rest of the Vaxxlian Matchmakers.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Writing to Passive

A Judge's Secrets (STEALTH: Shadow Team Book 3)A Judge's Secrets by Danica Winters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Too much passive story line and not enough active for my taste. There was tension and romance as the story progressed. A lot of danger but the bad guy was the one I suspected from the beginning.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Interesting

Shards of Earth (The Final Architects, #1)Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This caught me for the first half, bogged down in most of the second and left me wondering at the end. This is pure Science Fiction and the Architects are a very unusual and interesting life form. The characters were interesting and there was tension and danger throughout the book. If you want a pure SciFI book this is for you.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

What Happens in Vegas

Tigre (Alien Castaways #6)Tigre by Cara Bristol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kat and Tigre strike sparks the first time they meet. What a pair. Kat with trust issues and Tigre just trying to win her over. They have a rocky road but the HEA does come for both of them. There is danger, tension and romance as well as what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Until it does not.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Free at Last

<Servant MageServant Mage by Kate Elliott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fellon longs to be free but when the opportunity comes it is not what she expects. That is the start of a tension filled journey. This has the problem that Fellon was recruited for and the long range problem that is yet to be solved. This is an easy and enjoyable read. The world building and character development is folded into the plot. The plot is not straight forward and the twists and turns kept my attention. Everything is set up for the next book.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New Series

Gutter MageGutter Mage by J.S. Kelley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

With an interesting plot Kelley sets the stage for later books. While one thing is settled much is left up in the air. The plot allows for character development world building. This is a great start to the new series.

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Monday, August 9, 2021

More LOL

Hitched to the GunslingerHitched to the Gunslinger by Michelle McLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gray “Quick Shot” Woodson and Mercy supply more laughs per minutes than any book I have read lately. Gray just wants to retire which is hard for a gunslinger. Mercy just wants keep her home and she is in danger of that. When Gray turns up in front of her house the fun begins. Read to see how this plays out and get read to laugh, laugh, laugh.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

LOL

Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lady Merritt Sterling and Keir MacRae should have nothing in common but they really product sparks when they meet. I loved the story and how many times it made me laugh out loud (something we all need right now). The secret in the story was often included Sebastian (one of my favorite characters from the first books in the series). It was good to see him still acting as he did at first. This is a must read for series fans and an easy one to read as a stand alone.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Nice Story

Hunted (Interstellar Brides Program, #17)Hunted by Grace Goodwin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vice Admiral Niobe and Quinn are a match but they still have problems. Interesting addition to the series. Not much tension but a lot off intersection on the part of the two.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Fun

Hacking Mr. CEO (Billionaire Heists Book 3)Hacking Mr. CEO by Anna Hackett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last Billionaire goes down but not without a fight. However Mav and Remi do not fight it that long. turns out they are perfect for each other. This is a good ending to the Billionaire trilogy. Now when will we get Vander's story. He keeps popping up but still no HEA.

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Hate to Love

Someone Perfect (Westcott, #9)Someone Perfect by Mary Balogh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Westcott just keep adding characters to write about. This is a standard hate to love trope. It was predictable but enjoyable to read. As this is book 9 there are a lot of relationships to keep up with and a lot of the book spends its time tying all the many previous characters into this story line. That did break up to plot as it ground to a halt during that time.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Number 5 in the Series

Wave Rider (Verdant String #5)Wave Rider by Michelle Diener
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the Verdant String series. Once again Diener has delivered a great story set in one of the planets of the String. There is romance, danger, tension all making a hard to put down story. I loved the interesting mammals that play an important part in the series. Can stand alone but is better if you have read the previous installments in the series.

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen

The Duke Goes Down (The Duke Hunt, #1)The Duke Goes Down by Sophie Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A good start to a new series. One Duke is exposed as illegitimate so no longer a Duke. One parson's daughter who has a history with that Duke. Now he gets his comeuppance and she is part of the reason he is caught out in a lie told by his parents. Very good character building and a interesting plot. Now for the next in the series. Is it the person how takes his place and becomes the Duke. I hope so.

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Not Boring

A Duke in Time (The Widow Rules #1)A Duke in Time by Janna MacGregor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read the prequel and really liked it. There I met the main characters in The Widow Rules series. As I started A Duke in Time I thought that I knew just what was going to happen and I settled down to be a little bored. That did not happen. I did not know what was going to happen and I was surprised to see all the different paths that Janna MacGregor took Katherine Vareck and Christian down. They did arrive where I expected but the journey was anything but boring.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Interesting Problem

Blackmailing Mr. Bossman (Billionaire Heists #2)Blackmailing Mr. Bossman by Anna Hackett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little different from what I expected. I got caught up with the problem and how the two main characters reacted to each other. I found the problem hard to believe but it did make a lot of tension as the story line developed. Look for crossover characters form Hackett's other series.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Also From Kickstarter

 I also got a short story and a novella set in the diving Universe when I joined the Kickstarter.

Huches, a short story was a quick interesting read and Maelstrom a different type of story line.  Both are set in the Diving Universe but are side stories with new characters and settings.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Lots of answers and lots of questions

The Chase: A Diving NovelThe Chase: A Diving Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everything comes together at the end or is it everything falls apart at the end. This takes a ride with several different groups and several different levels of technology. Boss and Coop have a wild ride and in the end are left with more question than answers. This comes out in Oct but I got it easy by participating in the Kickstarter to finance the story. Now I am waiting for the next part of this saga. The Diving Novels have a lot left to reveal. Hope a new Kickstarter arrives soon.

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Slow But Sure

A Brambleberry Summer (The Women of Brambleberry House, #5)A Brambleberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Once again the house and Abigale are important characters. So is a very brave dog. Rosa gets her HEA after hiding her past and trying to ignore the love the is developing between herself and Wyatt. A nice happy ending and a interesting journey to get to that ending. This one did drag a little so four stars not Five.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Great New Series

Astray (The Adventures of a Xeno-Archaeologist #1)Astray by Jenny Schwartz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started out confused but things did make sense as I kept reading. After the confusing the story really took off. Nora Deviis a great character and I loved meeting her. Captain Liam Kimani is in disgrace and out on the border. He and Nora meet briefly as both arrive on station. Then things happen and they are thrown together as the plot thickens. Great start to a new series. Looking forward to book 2.

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Monday, July 12, 2021

More Mad Morelands

His Improper Lady (The Mad Morelands, #8)His Improper Lady by Candace Camp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How great. We get three new Morelands. Desiree Malone is one of the new Morelands and Tom Quick is out to get her. Funny how it turned out. The closer he got the more he liked then loved. Great story with a mystery that brings on the romance. I did know who done it but no spoilers.

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Interesting Plot

The President Is MissingThe President Is Missing by Bill Clinton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You start out not knowing what the threat is and work from there. A lot of preaching about politics and the health of the country. Plot sounds like it could happen any day now. Fun to read. Easy to see where and who is the one leaking secrets.  I do want to read the next book in the series.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Perfect For Each Other

The Perfect Murder (Maximum Security, #4)The Perfect Murder by Kat Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

These two just cannot get a break. Just when you think everything is going to be OK all **** breaks loose. Loved the Kinzie and Reese Garrett They are the perfect mix and just belong together. Not that that works out anytime soon. Another Garrett brother is off the market. Good job Kenzie and Reese.


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Monday, July 5, 2021

Good Mix

When I Found You (Silver Springs, #8)When I Found You by Brenda Novak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A nice mix of the two series. It was good to know about a interesting baby now a teen. Loved the action and the tension as issues were resolved. Slow build romance but a nice HEA

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Perfect Ending

Hacking Mr. CEO (Billionaire Heists Book 3)Hacking Mr. CEO by Anna Hackett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last Billionaire goes down but not without a fight. However Mav and Remi do not fight it that long. turns out they are perfect for each other. This is a good ending to the Billionaire trilogy. Now when will we get Vander's story. He keeps popping up but still no HEA.

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Great Story

Boundless (The Lost Fleet: Outlands, #1)Boundless by Jack Campbell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had forgotten how quickly Jack Campbell could draw me into to a story. I was hooked from the first page and everything flowed in a way that kept me hooked. It was great to step into the world of John "Black Jack" Geary and see once again many of the characters from the previous books. Glad it is a trilogy sorry that I have to wait for the next book.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Interesting Characters

Miss Delectable (Mischief in Mayfair #1)Miss Delectable by Grace Burrowes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two great characters who are not top of the ton. Miss Ann Pearson and Sir Orion Goddard are upper class but not near the top. Ann works as a cook and is really a chef but being a woman she is not allowed that title. Orion is the subject of nasty suspicions The two are a great match. Add the other characters and the other troubles and you have a hard to put down plot. Loved the action and the resulting HEA. 

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Fun

Inferno: Alien Castaways 5 (Intergalactic Dating Agency)Inferno: Alien Castaways 5 by Cara Bristol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poor Inferno! He had to learn patience and his geminate had to learn trust. Both had a very hard time getting together. I loved how Inferno is so different from his appearance. Great addition to the series. Look for hook for next book.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

New Series

The Last Goodnight (Blood Ties #1)The Last Goodnight by Kat Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Don't expect this one any time soon. I got my Kat Martin books confused and read the Oct one. No spoilers but a interesting set of characters. Lots of action and romance with a mystery until the end. Start to a new series and it looks very good.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lots of Laughs

A Good Day for Chardonnay (Sunshine Vicram, #2)A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second in the series and full of over the top scenes that left me laughing so hard it was difficult to breath. I loved how everything came together as different scenes wove a complete picture. Sunshine just cannot catch a break but in the end it is a good day.

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Lots of Laughs

Apple of My Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery #7)Apple of My Eye by Alyssa Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this series with book 7 so there were some things I missed. Even so it does a good job of standing alone. I loved the laughs that are a big part of the dialog. Great job with the mystery and that Tiger is really something else.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Interesting Prequel

Where There's a Will (The Widow Rules #0.5)Where There's a Will by Janna MacGregor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A short and sweet prequel to Janna's new series. We meet the three ladies, three books, three ladies. We also meet additional characters who will be important to the series. We also see the problem all three have. What a mess. A plot full of fun. First book comes out this month and I have it on pre-order.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Typical

The Specialist (Norcross Security #3)The Specialist by Anna Hackett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Typical of this series there is danger, tension and romance. Also lots of steamy pages between the action. Fun read and has a intro to the next book. Again Fun Fun Fun

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Monday, June 14, 2021

New Series: (The Brides of Bellaire Gardens #1)

The Scoundrel's Daughter (The Brides of Bellaire Gardens, #1)The Scoundrel's Daughter by Anne Gracie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Two great female main characters. Each with secrets in their past and each confronts them when they come out. Both also find their HEA. Gracie writes really interesting characters and put them to the test. First is a new series it is off to a really great start.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Last Strand and Last Book

Last Strand (Elemental Assassin #19)Last Strand by Jennifer Estep
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Last Strand and last book in the series. This wraps the plot line up in a very entertaining way. Gin and friends finally win out on the one trying to kill them all. Loved the ending and the story line moved in an interesting way. This kept my attention throughout the book.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Light Reading

Stealing from Mr. Rich (Billionaire Heists #1)Stealing from Mr. Rich by Anna Hackett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

She does not want to steal but to save her brother she will. Of course the victim turns out to be her perfect romantic match. A well used plot point in a story that is heavy on sex and light on other attraction items. Quick read so great for when you want something light and fluffy.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Interesting Plot

Lord Ares (Lords of the Masquerade, #3)Lord Ares by Jade Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lilah Rees meets Aaron at a ball and proposes. She wants a home and family, he thinks love is a trap. This is a nice end to the Lords of the Masquerade. Both are great characters with strong opinions. Their trip to a HEA is full of fun moments, tension, romance and a story line that includes previous characters in the series.

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Friday, June 4, 2021

Great Characters

Murder on Wall Street (Gaslight Mystery, #24)Murder on Wall Street by Victoria Thompson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarah Brandt Malloy and Frank are pulled into a murder investigation. Along the line they encounter other interesting new and previous characters who play a important role in the story. I was surprised by who done it and they did it not once but twice. This is a very good addition to the story. At time I have worried that the series would end but here the story line, the plot and the characters still shine. Way to go Victoria Thompson.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Great Vacation

Holiday for the Alpha: A Badari Warriors NovellaHoliday for the Alpha: A Badari Warriors Novella by Veronica Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Daegan needs a change and Flo knows just what to do to give it to him. Love the look at the two as they are off on their own. Flo really gave Daegan the change of location that he needed. Of course it did not all go as planned but the change kept it interesting. Nice side story in the Badari Warriors series.

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Monday, May 31, 2021

Great New Series

A Gladiator's Tale (Leonidas the Gladiator Mysteries #2)A Gladiator's Tale by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Leonidas and Cassia just keep getting better. I loved where Leonidas day dreams children and who they will look like. Again there is murder and revenge is at the heart. Just seemed that the villain was unexpected by all. Great series, waiting for next book.

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