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Animal Instincts - Patricia Rosemoor

Skye could communicate with animals and usually saw images of their thoughts her twin brother Shade could hear people’s thoughts and was a cop. Shade was the other half to Skye’s souls. Skye worked with animal  rescue  as she also had a psychic connection with animals as well as her twin.But now a man Skye and she could hear his thoughts . skye had been looking for a wounded coyote and seen a lion, a wolf , and a hyena and he told them to leave and they did. Then Shade appeared and and asked what Skye was doing with this man before her. Skye could feel the mutual dislike between the two men. Shade knew more than he was letting on. Then shade was blocking what he was letting Skye see. Luc qwas then man by Skye and she heard him when he thought “ what are you”. Luc’s father had won the permit to build the first casino boat in Chicago though the permit for The Ark as it was called had not included the several lower decks clocked by his father’s magic where only the invited got to play. The year before when the first complex on the lower decks  had opened Luc had taken the job of head of security to make his dad happy. Luc had recognized Ske as Shade’s sister from the physical similarities she shared with Shade. Yet he couldn’t control her. Luc wanted to know Skye better and he didn’t like being thwarted. Luc was used to having control especially over humans but for some reason not Skye. Luc couldn’t get her off his mind. Shade then died in the line of duty with a bullet through his skull.and had saved Luc’s mother Elizabeth. Even his partner didn’t know he was looking into murders that may be linked to the casino. Then Luke’s ghost appeared to Skye in his apartment which apparently his ghost couldn’t leave. Shade figures he has unfinished business here and that is was the case he was working on he won’t be able to move on until that is solved. Skye finds her mother’s old Book Of Powers and it explains what is going on and all the odd things Skye can do. Skye reads the book to Shade’s ghost and Luc was by an outside window and heard what Skye actually is and what have to ask her what she was anymore. Luc is a shifter who was half human he had not embraced either side of himself. His human mother raised him. Luc pushed Skye away thinking it would keep her safe.

I did definitely enjoy this book., it's definitely a different twist on shifters. Some of the word choices were off like using coppers for a cop. There was some replication in the dialogue like Luc asking “ what are you” it got boring. This made me choke up at times. Luc and Skye had some hot chemistry between them. The supernaturals didn’t seem to really care if their secrets got out and people became aware of what they were. I liked the tension between Luc and Skye.  My interest was caught in the beginning and stayed through to the end. I also liked the plot and the fast pace. I liked the drama bit loved the character and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.  

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The Night Market - Jonathan Moore

Ross Carver was a cop and he just got a call to go to a murder site. It all started with a lady calling who said her neighbor was screaming a dreadful scream. Ross got to the address and the lady came out and said she had never heard anything like it and the guy had been naked and bloody and beating on the glass window of an upstairs bedroom. The cops got a light on the upstairs window and it was blood. Jenner was Ross’s partner. Ross did go to the upstairs bedroom of a luxury apartment  home that didn’t

seem quite right and in the upstairs bedroom was a dead man covered in a suspicious substance. As Ross and Jenner secure the scene a team of men come in and they are in hazard gear.  Then Ross and his partner were taken to a decontamination unit. When Ross awoke he had no memory pass Wednesday and it was Sunday. Ross’s neighbor Mia was by his side reading to him. Mia said a group of men brought Ross in and said he had been poisoned and the men looked like cops.  As Ross tries to retrieve the lost time and memory he realizes the conspiracy runs deep.

I really loved this book. The writing was great  and I loved the plot as well as the pace. There was chills, a superstitious substance, a group of men in hazard gear, conspiracy, memory control, intrigue, cover up. Mystery, intensity, danger, tech companies, brutal police surveillance, suspense, cops, murder. A little romance and so much more in this book. The ending had a twist I loved also. I loved that Ross were determined to find out the truth. This grabs your attention in the beginning and doesn’t let go until the end. I advise you to read the other two books in this trilogy first as it will pull everything together. I also really liked how the author describes San Francisco. I loved how Ross went about uncovering the missing time. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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Reluctantly Royal: An HRH Novel - Gillian Archer

Lucian/Luc has been summoned by his brother to dinner. His brother is the Sovereign Prince of Monaco and his name is Bastien. Luc was the spare prince. Then to have to meet in the York room ,ade Luc’s blood run cold and he doubted it was for anything good. Luc didn’t like his brother treating him so formally. Luc had a identical twin Julian until a year ago and he had been half of Luc’s soul. But the plane Julian had been on went down over the Atlantic Ocean. Luc had taken his cushy life on the Continent for granted. Bartien said he felt it was time they gave the people a reason to celebrate and next week he would be announcing his engagement to Princess Helene and the wedding would be in the spring. Princess helene was the third in line to the belgian throne. Bastien added he hoped his wedding would bring their people hope. Then Bastien also said it was time Luc started considering his future as well, then Luc said he was not sacrificing every shrewd of himself and his dignity to marry a stranger on Bastien’s say so. Luc added he was not going to be a miserable mess like their mother or a lecherous butt like their father had been as he too had died. Luc was not participating in a dynastic marriage. Bastien said the real reason ne had called Luc to the palace was to ask Luc to take Bastien’s place in the Global Gaming Expo at the end of the month as Bastien would be busy with press conferences and negotiating wedding plans with Belgium. Then Luc was surprise dto find himself in Las Vegas for the Expo. Hannah was a cosmetologist. Luc met Hannah at a karaoke bar and kept his identity secret. Luc wanted to have some fun without being noticed or used for who he was. Hannah had no idea who luc was but there was a definite attraction on both sides when they met. Hannah was the type of person to do as she wanted, when she wanted , and with whoever she wanted.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick easy sweet romance. I liked that Hannah realistic and Luc had to convince her to give them a chance. I loved Luc and Hannah together. This did drag for me at times but I did like the plot. The relationship did go a little too quick for me. I liked how Luc nor Hannah gave up on each other. But some things just seemed to resolve too easily. I liked there was some drama in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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Reluctantly Royal: An HRH Novel - Gillian Archer

Lucian/Luc has been summoned by his brother to dinner. His brother is the Sovereign Prince of Monaco and his name is Bastien. Luc was the spare prince. Then to have to meet in the York room ,ade Luc’s blood run cold and he doubted it was for anything good. Luc didn’t like his brother treating him so formally. Luc had a identical twin Julian until a year ago and he had been half of Luc’s soul. But the plane Julian had been on went down over the Atlantic Ocean. Luc had taken his cushy life on the Continent for granted. Bartien said he felt it was time they gave the people a reason to celebrate and next week he would be announcing his engagement to Princess Helene and the wedding would be in the spring. Princess helene was the third in line to the belgian throne. Bastien added he hoped his wedding would bring their people hope. Then Bastien also said it was time Luc started considering his future as well, then Luc said he was not sacrificing every shrewd of himself and his dignity to marry a stranger on Bastien’s say so. Luc added he was not going to be a miserable mess like their mother or a lecherous butt like their father had been as he too had died. Luc was not participating in a dynastic marriage. Bastien said the real reason ne had called Luc to the palace was to ask Luc to take Bastien’s place in the Global Gaming Expo at the end of the month as Bastien would be busy with press conferences and negotiating wedding plans with Belgium. Then Luc was surprise dto find himself in Las Vegas for the Expo. Hannah was a cosmetologist. Luc met Hannah at a karaoke bar and kept his identity secret. Luc wanted to have some fun without being noticed or used for who he was. Hannah had no idea who luc was but there was a definite attraction on both sides when they met. Hannah was the type of person to do as she wanted, when she wanted , and with whoever she wanted.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick easy sweet romance. I liked that Hannah realistic and Luc had to convince her to give them a chance. I loved Luc and Hannah together. This did drag for me at times but I did like the plot. The relationship did go a little too quick for me. I liked how Luc nor Hannah gave up on each other. But some things just seemed to resolve too easily. I liked there was some drama in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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Can't Let Her Go - Sandy James

Ethan had two business partner in his bar Words And Music they were Russell and Brad. Then Russell pointed out Chelsea Harris was in the bar. Ethan’s father had taught him to keep work and fun separate. Chelsea was the hottest thing to hit country music in the last five years. Chelsea had reached celebrity status from what Ethan can see. Ethan knew so much as chelsea lived her life in the open. Ethan couldn’t help but be attracted to chelsea. Chelsea came to the bar to talk to ethan she told him he had done well with the bar. Everyone knew of ethan’s aversion to ever being part of the country music scene was legendary. Chelsea wanted Ethan to sing with her as he had an amazing voice. Ethan hated that his parents had been Nashville stars, after walking away from  a budding  singing career years ago. Ethan hated anything to do with performing or recording. Ethan wanted to know wanted to know what Chelsea wanted when she didn’t answer he went back to work filling drink orders. Then to everyone’s surprise Chelsea went behind the bar and started making some drinks. She had tended bar before making it big. Chelsea was attracted to Ethan Chelsea’s father had died the year before from cancer and Chelsea wanted to do a charity album with singing duets with kids of former Nashville stars and she wanted Ethan cover one of his parents songs with her. Ethan said no way and walked away from the bar. Ethans parents had been killed in a tragic car accident trying to get away from a butt of a photographer. They were still running stories about his parents fifteen years later. Ethan had brought to the horse farm shortly after his parents  deaths. Ethan was a player and Chelsea got under his skin and women didn’t do that. Chelsea and etan started to give being together a chance. Then word got out about Chelsea and Ethan and photographers were all over the place.

I really liked this book I loved Ethan and Chelsea together.  I also liked how ethan and Chelsea took things slow and built a relationship before sleeping together- Chelsea was stubborn on that. I liked the plot and the pace. I advise you to read the other in this series first to pull everything together. I liked how Chelsea put Ethan first like no one had ever done before. This was a pleasant enjoyable read. I loved the character sand the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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The Crown Prince's Bride (The Prince Duology) - Donna Alward, Holly Ingraham

Raoul is the Crown Prince of Marazier who lost his wife and queen in a tragic car accident and wa snow doing his best to get over his grief and raise his two young children. Stephani was Raoul’s late wife’s cousin and had worked for Raoul for many years as his assistant. Stephani had been in love with Raoul but would never do anything about it even now. Raoul has no idea of Stephani’s feeling for him. Raoul is the next in line for the throne. Stephani was Raoul’s right hand woman. Raoul is conflicted when he starts to develop some feelings for Stephani raoul started to feel maybe the woman who helped him through his grief may be the woman who could make him whole again and that woman was Stephani.

I liked this book but I would have liked it to be longer. This was an easy fast paces romance. I really liked Stephani. I liked the plot and pace. I loved Stephani and Raoul I liked the humor on this book. I advise you to read the first book of this series to keep everything pulled together. I didn’t like how Raoul treated Stephani toward the end of the book. But the end turned out good. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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— feeling sad
Tempting Her Neighbor - Laura Jardine

Rachel had lived in georgeville all her life. But she wasn’t really attached to the place as people were mean to her and talked about her behind her back. Cole was tired of city life and he decides  to move where no one will know him or bother him. Then finds out he has a hot, beautiful neighbor - rachel who offered to help him move on. But Cole believes she is the type who wants to be married someday and that is not for him. But that isn’t necessarily what Rachel wants.

I didn’t really care for this book very much. I think Rachel is a floozie and that's why she is treated like she is by everyone. Also threesomes aren’t my thing.So I didn’t enjoy this, it just wasn’t for me.

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Heir to the Duke (The Duke's Sons) - Jane Ashford

Robert’s carriage hit a rut and broke the axel. One if his carriage men took one of the horses to go back to the farm they had passed and he knew what the man brought back would probably be very crude but they were only about ten miles from their destination. Robert  had never been this far north before but his friends had asked to come to their party and he had said yes so he would go.    So he made this long hard journey to them. Robert got out to help his men and when under some shrubbery t avoid the rain he heard a whining when he went to see what it was it was what he thought was a puppy but really was just a small abandoned abused dog that he named Plato and decided he wanted and he went back to the carriage and   grabbed a blanket and got the poor helpless leery dog dried him off  and went to the carriage gave him a little to eat and some water and the dog went to sleep as Robert was talking about   how his friends asked him to the party as he added luster to parties that he attended. Luster was one of Robert’s gifts . Hostesses counted themselves lucky to have Robert  so he told the dog his new friend.   Robert added he liked to helping people enjoy themselves. It was only about ten more mile they had to go in this rough farm cart and Robert made sure to take the dog with him. Several hours later after a bath and a change of clothes Robert sat in his bedroom with the dog and read a letter from his mother- the Duchess of Langsford. Robert told Plato that he was back with his own and he wasn’t thinking of her. Then when Robert s in the drawing room he saw her -Flora  Jennings then he went to Flora and asked why had she come to this party. Robert told Flora he was surprised to see her among the people she professed to dispose. Robert went over to Lady Victoria who was the daughter of the house and her friends as it wouldn’t hurt Flora to see how charming how most females found him. Flora had been told by her mother they would always be snubbed by the ton as her mother had chosen to marry a lowly poor scholar instead of someone from the ton that she had been part of.   Flora thought she was mistaken about Robert but maybe she wasn’t after all. Flora and robert had hot chemistry.

I did not really care for this book. I didn’t connect to the book or the characters. I did however like Flora and Robert but they did seem to biker a lot. There were too many characters that just weren’t needed and only tended to confuse me. Where were the hosts and servants anyway? I just didn’t feel this was for me. But I did love Plato the dog  way my favorite thing in the book.

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Boss (The Donovan Dynasty) - Sierra Cartwright Kelsey was shocked to learn Nathan Donovan was her new boss who was known to be ruthless in business. Kelsey knew the company had been battling some legal and financial issues but but nothing that couldn’t be dealt with. Kelsey didn’t believe Nathan at first as Mr Newman hadn’t said a word to her when she said goodbye to leave work Friday. Chelsey checked he had not emailled her or left a message on her phone. But them Nathan showed her where the company was now named donovan Logistics and Nathans name was below it where Mr. Newman’s name had been. Kelsey had been Mr. Newman’s executive assistant for years; his greatest confident, she had privy to all that went on in the company but obviously not the takeover of the company. Kelsey wasn’t looking forward to working with Nathan But there was a hot chemistry between nathan and Kelsey. Kelsey had been raised to be an independent and strong woman.kelsey doesn’t do romantic relationships but she is a hard worker and an asset to the company. Kelsey only stayed with the company once Nathan became her new boss for the company to help take care of the employees she had worked with since she had been an intern here. Kelsey is unlike any woman Nathan has ever known. Nathan is dominating in both her work life and his personal life. Kelsey’s friend had introduced her to a new BDSM club and she signed up. Nathan occasionally goes to his brother’s new BDSM club to take care of his personal needs as he doesn’t have the time or need a relationship. Then Nathan finds out Kelsey is planning to visit the club and he demands Kelsey let him train her. So Kelsay and Nathan agree to a one week affair where Nathan can introduce Kelsey to his sexual lifestyle. Nathan trains Kelsey before he actually takes her to the club. I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would which was great. I liked how this book showed a lot of a true BDSM relationship. I liked the plot and the pace. This was a quick fun informative read. I loved Nathan and Kelsey together. I feel this was well written. This is part of a series and i think it is easier to keep track of everything if you read the books in the order. I would have liked more of an ending. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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— feeling confused
Love Songs & Other Lies: A Novel - Jessica Pennington

Virginia/Vee  has known Anders and Logan since elementary school. Logan is Vee’s best friend. Vee had dropped everything to join a band tour with Logan for three months. The tour would also be televised.    Logan’s band is calle Your Future X. When Vee gets to the buses they will be on Vee meets Reese who is the bassist. Vee has heard a lot about Reese and Logan quickly tells Reese “she is like our sister “ when he makes some come on to her comments. Logan had told Vee about the job that would save Vee from summer break with her parents. Then Vee finds out she had not really been hired but as far as the band went she was their manager. Vee almost left to go back home but didn’t want to call her  parents for a return ticket and Vee decides to stay with the band. Then he comes toward her - the last person she wanted to see - Cameron. Cam. It had been almost two years since Vee had seen Cameron.  Logan knows how to push Vee’s buttons. Logan and Vee had a friends with benefits thing for about two months but only making out. Vee didn’t want to go farther and decided to end that relationship before it ended up ruining their friendship. But now Vee wasn’t always sure what Logan met when he was using sarcasm, Cam had heard Ginny/Vee talking to her grandmother and then he seen her at school eventually Vee and Cam got involved with each other. Cam’s parents had died in an accident and Cam had received enough money to live on. He had been living in California but after his parents death he moved to be close to his grandmother who was in the same nursing home as Vee’s and that is how he heard her voice and wanted to meet her. Cam had wanted to start over with no baggage so why he had moved from California.   Anders had advertised for needing a new guitarist and cam went to audition and joined the band. Vee had been the manager of the band Your Future X and wrote most of their songs.

I liked this book but i had very mixed feelings about this book. It just didn’t flow right for me. I don’t know maybe I missed something along the way. I liked the story yet it ended rather abruptly for me. If Cam wanted to stay out of the spotlight , why did he go with the band that was to be televised? I like they treated Vee with respect.There did seem to be unresolved business in this book. I did  like all the character sin this book. But as i said I had mixed feelings about the book.

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Fake Wife - Stacey  Lynn

Drake was Teagan’s boyfriend and had been working fifteen hour shifts as he was a resident at Portland General. Drake was the first long term boyfriend Teagan had and they had met her Jr year of college and had now been together for seven years. Teagan had followed Drake all over the country- she had dropped out of college her Jr yr- while he completed medical school and now his internal medicine residency. Teagan had thought they would be married by now. Teagan wanted a husband, family, and a equine therapy farm for special needs children. Teagan began to doubt Drake still loved her, it had been months since they had been intimate. Teagan now worked at a library. But Teagan went to work and found out funding had been cut and she no longer had a job. Teagan goes home early and finds Drake having sex in their bedroom with another woman. Teagan had probably suspected it but had been too naive to name it for at least six months. Corbin’s grandmother had just died and she was the only woman he had loved in his life for as long as he can remember. Corbin had parents but they were either depressed, drunk, or buttholes. His grandmother had left him her mansion and land but he must be married within six months and be married for at least two years. Corbin thought Lane men aren’t built for faithfulness or families. Teagan had rear ended Corbin in his Mercedes Instead of yelling at her Teagan Corbin took her to a high end restaurant and teagan’s honesty and bluntness was refreshing to Corbin after the women he had known all his life. Then Teagan agrees to Corbins plan for her to be his fake wife and then they headed out to his grandmother’s mansion to have some time to get to know each other. What Corbin doesn’t know is he is the man who starred in Teagan’s sexual fantasies. But Teagan can’t act on them or let Corbin know. It was to be strictly a business arrangement Nothing in Teagan’s life would be real for the next two years and she had to remember that. Trey is Corbin’s best friend and he doesn’t really want to lie to him but one little slip and Corbin could lose his grandmother's home. But there is a strong attraction between Corbin and Teagan. I loved this book. I am not sure I believe in love at first sight but this book made me want to. This was a well written great romance. I love Teagan and Corbin together I love how Caitlyn accepted Tegan and quickly became her friend and how she defended Teagan against Corbin when his father had stopped at the house when Corbin was at work. I also loved how Corbin is a man who has everything he could want supposedly but he needed Teagan. I couldn’t find anything to complain about in this book which is great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

great book and great characters

Fake Wife - Stacey  Lynn Drake was Teagan’s boyfriend and had been working fifteen hour shifts as he was a resident at Portland General. Drake was the first long term boyfriend Teagan had and they had met her Jr year of college and had now been together for seven years. Teagan had followed Drake all over the country- she had dropped out of college her Jr yr- while he completed medical school and now his internal medicine residency. Teagan had thought they would be married by now. Teagan wanted a husband, family, and a equine therapy farm for special needs children. Teagan began to doubt Drake still loved her, it had been months since they had been intimate. Teagan now worked at a library. But Teagan went to work and found out funding had been cut and she no longer had a job. Teagan goes home early and finds Drake having sex in their bedroom with another woman. Teagan had probably suspected it but had been too naive to name it for at least six months. Corbin’s grandmother had just died and she was the only woman he had loved in his life for as long as he can remember. Corbin had parents but they were either depressed, drunk, or buttholes. His grandmother had left him her mansion and land but he must be married within six months and be married for at least two years. Corbin thought Lane men aren’t built for faithfulness or families. Teagan had rear ended Corbin in his Mercedes Instead of yelling at her Teagan Corbin took her to a high end restaurant and teagan’s honesty and bluntness was refreshing to Corbin after the women he had known all his life. Then Teagan agrees to Corbins plan for her to be his fake wife and then they headed out to his grandmother’s mansion to have some time to get to know each other. What Corbin doesn’t know is he is the man who starred in Teagan’s sexual fantasies. But Teagan can’t act on them or let Corbin know. It was to be strictly a business arrangement Nothing in Teagan’s life would be real for the next two years and she had to remember that. Trey is Corbin’s best friend and he doesn’t really want to lie to him but one little slip and Corbin could lose his grandmother's home. But there is a strong attraction between Corbin and Teagan. I loved this book. I am not sure I believe in love at first sight but this book made me want to. This was a well written great romance. I love Teagan and Corbin together I love how Caitlyn accepted Tegan and quickly became her friend and how she defended Teagan against Corbin when his father had stopped at the house when Corbin was at work. I also loved how Corbin is a man who has everything he could want supposedly but he needed Teagan. I couldn’t find anything to complain about in this book which is great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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— feeling confused
Dangerous Promise (The Protector) - Megan Hart

Nina’s client was Ewan Donahue and she was determined to put distance between herself and one of the world’s eligible billionaires who was acting like it was dissatisfied about touching her. She knew how Ewan felt about the enhanced. Dealing with prejudice was party of the new life she had been given not condemned to.  Nina told Ewan he was given all the specs and requirements before she had arrived. Ewan had paid double  the usual acquisition in order  to get her there. Nina said Ewan had hired her she just didn’t show up Nina was the best of the best in her field. Ewan had hired her because of the recent threat on his life the night before. Nina woks in Project Corps and had been in charge of more than a dozen senators, CEOs, philanthropic recluses, and once an actual princess who had been the easiest to deal with. Nina had learned the ways of the wealthy and powerful. Ewan didn’t know how brutal Nina could be. Ewan had fifty seven confirmed serious death threats made in the last three and a half weeks. Previously he had three actual attempts on his life and two of his former bodyguards had been killed while protecting Ewan. Nina enduring the enhancement procedures she had to save her life made her the woman she was today.  Nina had been dead for eight minutes before the enhancement procedure had been started. Ewan had a lot of people who wanted him dead because of the technology which he had created which oddly enough had been used on Nina.ewan regrets the enhancement technology he created.  Nina is attracted to Ewan but never plans on anything happening between them. Ewan is also attracted to Nina and she is unlike any other woman he has ever known as time goes on and he gets to know Nina. Nina had been a soldier in the Army fighting for her country when she had been killed. But after she had been enhanced she had to leave the army and went into private security. Then an attempt was made on Ewan which Nina was able to save him from being hurt and the go on his secret property where there is a cabin to be safer. There Ewan and Nina give in to their hot chemistry. But Nina starts to deteriorate as she needs an update that Ewan has stopped.

I had mixed feelings about this book. Nina and Ewan are definitely from two different worlds but somehow that matters less and less as time goes on.  I liked there was a lot of action. And it starts right at the beginning of the book. This book does drag for me at times. This is definitely a different type of book for me to read but I did like it basically just a lot of things annoyed me and took some if my enjoyment away. I was confused how Nina could feel so much. But the thing that really brought this rating down is this ended in a cliffhanger and I hate them  and that is well known by anyone who has read my reviews. As I said I had mixed feelings on this one.

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Two Girls Down: A Novel - Louisa Luna

Jamie wondered how the girls could care so much about what other people think. Kylie is ten years old and Bailey is eight. Jamie wishes for a simpler time with her two girls. The girls now always seemed to need or want something. All Jamie wanted was a few seconds of peace. They are on their way to a birthday party and are detoured to a different way by a cop. They stop at a strip mall and Jamie goes in for a present leaving the car idling and the girls in it.Jamie comes out of the store about ten minutes later and the car is there but the girls are gone. Later after looking at a tape after Jamie had went into the store the girls were seen going into a ice cream shop and sampling all the samples.   The cops are stretched thin because of budget cuts and a drug epidemic and don’t really help Jamie to find her girls. Jamie’s aunt hires Linda Vega who is a bounty hunter with a good record of finding missing persons. Linda has the assistance of a of a computer hacker called “ The Bastard” who begins to dig up information. The cops won’t help Alice so she goes to Max “Cap” Calan - a former police detective who took the fall for a young cop with a wife and two kids. So Cap resigned and is now trying to move on with his life and is a P I. Cap’s sixteen year old daughter convinces him to work with Alice.  Alice and Cap are making some process finding the girls. They have to decide which leads are false and which leads have potential to gain information from. Max and Alice are very opposite.

This was a great book with some dark parts in it. I didn’t want to put this down and it kept my attention from beginning to end. I loved the plot and the fast pace. This was a well written book that was both suspenseful and had a lot of action in it. There was also a lot of tension. I would have liked more backstory for Alice and Cao . This book has a realistic feeling to it. I loved how Cap was a and listened to his sixteen year old daughter . Reading this book was like being on a roller coaster ride. I will say I did hope for more from the end but I still felt this deserved a five rating. I love the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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The Sheikh’s Pretend Fiancée (The Sharif Sheikhs Series Book 1) - Leslie North

Liyah had been a foreign exchange student five years ago for three months.  in Dubai. Sahaar had been her exchange mother of the exchange family. Liyah decided to return to the place she had loved and try to decide what to do  with the rest of her life. Liyah knew she had to return if for no other reason than to step out of her comfort zone again.  Sahaar  was a shadow of her former self before she had always been bubbly and laughing and there had always been something happening in the small  household. But Sahaar’s husband was dead and she was worried about paying all the medical bills and not losing her home.  Now the house was quiet and there was sadness in Sahaar’s eyes. Lilah wanted to help her exchange mother as much as she had helped her years ago. Mila had returned from work and was glad to see her old friend.They had kept in touch and were happy to see each other again after so long. She was also staying with Sahaar.  Mila worked at a lounge and wanted Liyah to come there to relax and let loose a little. Finally Liyah did but the greeter had to go to the bathroom so Liyah had sat three gentlemen and a woman who all looked to be family. She also got the drink specials at the woman’s request. Liyah had got her teaching degree and a job since she had been in Dubai before but she hadn’t connected with anyone. She had not went out on a date in over a year. There were weeks when she seemed to only leave her apartment for work and errands. Liyah had made any new friends since college. Liyah  was just existing rather than living. Casual hookups had never been her thing. When the waitress finally came in to work after a delay Liyah introduced fatima to her table but but they still wanted Liyah but then instead one of the men -Asad- said since Liyah was not working there she could go out on the patio and have a hookah with him. Liyah did then Asad got a call about work and had to leave. Asad’s sister Amira suggested he he show he had grown up and present his fake fiance at Rashad’s - Asad’s brother- birthday party. Asad had no fiance at the time fake or otherwise. That way the prospective investors might commit to the condos Asad wanted to build. Then a car came to Sahaar’s for Liyah and she was to meet with Sheikh Asad and his sister Amira for lunch. Mila pushed Liyah to get ready and she did and left in the car. Asad then told Liyah he had a business proposition and she was to play his fake fiance and he would pay her well. Liyah agreed so she could help Sahaar pay off her debt.

I loved this book, it was a little predictable but romances tend to be most of the time. I loved Liyah and Asad together and they had burning hot chemistry together. I also loved how Amira became Liyah good  friend and even got  truly mad at her brother in Liyah’s defense.  I also loved how Liyah worried about her exchange mother and wanted to fix things for Sahaar. I loved Mila’s and Lilahs relationship. I couldn’t find anything to complain about and that was great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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Starlight Nights - Stacey Kade

Calista/Callie was in college but still didn’t fit in. Calista was a former tv star. A Maxim It Girl four years ago. Callie knows she already had working against her and she had to try to face it. Callie s now a regular person and she wants to care. At twenty three Calista is the oldest freshman at Blake College.  Callie still had three and a half years of college, she was studying to be an accountant. Callie needed to blend in and make this work. The guys here are only interested in the stuff Callie was rumored to have done and with whom. While an actor Callie had a brush with heroin and she had lost her freedom to her controlling mother through a court order. Callie had been a working child actor and her mom had been her manager for the first eighteen years of Callie’s life Callie supported her family and her mother had pushed her to be an actor and to keep acting. . Prisoners had more freedom than Callie used to have. The other college girls felt they had to compete against Callie. Callie is terrible at making friends as she had years of homeschooling. Callie loves Eric . He had helped her get a part on Starlight when she really needed a job but had never kissed anyone and Eric showed her how to get through it and shortly after she had fallen in love with Eric even if he hadn’t known.   before even though she was sixteen. Callie was reluctantly invited to a party at a Frat house and when she goes sees Eric at the Frat house and he says he just wants to talk to her. Callie had been in a car accident with Eric and had several surgeries to right her arm that had been shattered.. After seeing Eric at her college Callie knew she still felt very strongly for Eric but she will be a lot more careful and not let him ruin her life. Eric is already an established actor and his father is a huge producer in Hollywood but always derails s Eric’s career. Eric wants to be prove himself as a producer without his father’s help. Eric buys the rights to Callie’s favorite book . He hopes to make a web series and help Callie to come back to Hollywood. Callie doesn’t want to go back to acting but she knows her mother will push her sister to act if Callie doesn’t go back to supporting the family.

I liked this book a lot. I loved Eric and Callie together . This had my attention form the beginning to end. It did drag at times for me but not enough for me to stop reading this. I did get confused at times between the present and the past. I did love how Callie and Eric grew throughout this book. There was realism in my opinion in this book. This book choked me up at times. I didn’t like Eric for awhile but as he grew I changed my opinion of him. Both callie and Eric were broken and I felt made this  book more interesting. There is : young actors, a first kiss, malipination, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental abuse, secret love, personal baggage, love triangle. Ruined life, college, family baggage, tabloid interference, and so much more in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend