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Fake Wife - Stacey  Lynn The police are not sure what happened to Paul and the doctors aren’t sure about his prognosis as they don’t know when and if Paul will ever wake up. THe police think that Paul walked in on a robbery but they weren’t sure. Fran isn’t sure if she’ll be able to survive if Paul dies and he is hanging on by a thread. Georgie- Fran’s best friend since preschool came in and woke Fran up as she had been dozing as she sat waiting. Georgie didn't know what to say or do to make it better fr Fran but she was at least there to hold her and comfort her the best she could. But at the very least she was there. Fran’s heart is breaking that Paul who is her fiance is fighting for his life. Especially since they were supposed to go to the states and marry in Vegas but not on the strip. They weren’t going to marry that day if ever. Albert who is Paul’s father and is on his way as is his younger brother Harry. Fran has know this rich family since childhood. Albert had just lost his beloved wife Josephine the year before. And it had broke him even though Josephine had been sick as long as Fran could remember. Fran is being swallowed by her memories - it was a few weeks before her eighth birthday. Fran’s older sister got an unexpected summer job helping the nanay over the boys as she had broken her foot. As her sister didn’t have time t find someone to watch Fran at such short notice Fran was allowed to go with her older sister. Fram thinks about the day she had met Paul, Harry, and Josephine and her life entwined with the FitzRoys. The FitzRoys lived less than a mile from Fran’s home. Fran always knew Paul was the one. But then there was a misunderstanding and they stayed away from each other. But even though they fought to stay away from each other their feelings still grew. They overcame the misunderstanding and they had been ready to elope to Vegas not long after they got engaged. Now they would not be a wedding at least not right away if at all. Paul ended up in the hospital the very day they were to marry. But Fran stayed by the man she loved and wouldn’t give up hope. I loved this book and I also loved the plot and pace. I didn’t mind the back and forth between the past and the present like I usually do when reading but that is because of the way the author wrote this so I did think this was well written also. I also felt this was realistic for the most part. What a roller coaster of emotions you go through reading this awesome book. As sad as it was at times what a wonderful romance. I shed several tears while reading this so have your tissues ready. I loved how Fran refused to give up hope on Paul and their love. This really pulls at your heartstrings for sure. I loved the characters and the twists and turns of this story and I highly recommend.

great book and great characters

Fake Wife - Stacey  Lynn The police are not sure what happened to Paul and the doctors aren’t sure about his prognosis as they don’t know when and if Paul will ever wake up. THe police think that Paul walked in on a robbery but they weren’t sure. Fran isn’t sure if she’ll be able to survive if Paul dies and he is hanging on by a thread. Georgie- Fran’s best friend since preschool came in and woke Fran up as she had been dozing as she sat waiting. Georgie didn't know what to say or do to make it better fr Fran but she was at least there to hold her and comfort her the best she could. But at the very least she was there. Fran’s heart is breaking that Paul who is her fiance is fighting for his life. Especially since they were supposed to go to the states and marry in Vegas but not on the strip. They weren’t going to marry that day if ever. Albert who is Paul’s father and is on his way as is his younger brother Harry. Fran has know this rich family since childhood. Albert had just lost his beloved wife Josephine the year before. And it had broke him even though Josephine had been sick as long as Fran could remember. Fran is being swallowed by her memories - it was a few weeks before her eighth birthday. Fran’s older sister got an unexpected summer job helping the nanay over the boys as she had broken her foot. As her sister didn’t have time t find someone to watch Fran at such short notice Fran was allowed to go with her older sister. Fram thinks about the day she had met Paul, Harry, and Josephine and her life entwined with the FitzRoys. The FitzRoys lived less than a mile from Fran’s home. Fran always knew Paul was the one. But then there was a misunderstanding and they stayed away from each other. But even though they fought to stay away from each other their feelings still grew. They overcame the misunderstanding and they had been ready to elope to Vegas not long after they got engaged. Now they would not be a wedding at least not right away if at all. Paul ended up in the hospital the very day they were to marry. But Fran stayed by the man she loved and wouldn’t give up hope. I loved this book and I also loved the plot and pace. I didn’t mind the back and forth between the past and the present like I usually do when reading but that is because of the way the author wrote this so I did think this was well written also. I also felt this was realistic for the most part. What a roller coaster of emotions you go through reading this awesome book. As sad as it was at times what a wonderful romance. I shed several tears while reading this so have your tissues ready. I loved how Fran refused to give up hope on Paul and their love. This really pulls at your heartstrings for sure. I loved the characters and the twists and turns of this story and I highly recommend.

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Vampire Fight Club (Demonica, #6.5) - Larissa Ione

Nathan Sabine, a vampire who is also a rare daywalker, is the manager of Thirst a bar that also houses a supernatural blood arena. Supernatural medic Vladlina Paskelkov decides to go undercover when her brother is found dead one night.

This was a great story. It was short but very fast paced and full. I really liked both main characters. Their interactions with each other were definitely memorable. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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The Christmas Cowboy Hero (Heart of Texas) - Donna Grant

Ex-Navy Seal Clayton East had to come home to his family’s ranch after his father’s health declines. Abby Harper has been taking care of her younger brothers since her mother left them. When her brother’s rebellion goes too far, she’s grateful that Clayton believes in second chances. Maybe this bad event is exactly what her family needed.

This was a very sweet book. I loved both of the main characters. They are exactly what the other needs. I loved how he and his parents were able to embrace Abby and her brothers. I highly recommend.

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It Was OK

Cherish Hard - Nalini Singh

Sailor Bishop is determined that nothing will get in the way of him and having a successful landscaping business. While on a job one day, he has a very hot meeting with a mysterious woman. When he keeps running in to her, he’s determined to sway her over to his way of thinking.

This was an ok book. Unfortunately I had a problem with the main female character Isa. She was very wishy washy and it tended to get on my nerves. I did really like Sailor, though, which helped make up for it. The story itself wasn’t bad.

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It Was OK

Never Dare a Dragon (Boston Dragons) - Ashlyn Chase

While attending the funeral of a fellow firefighter, Kristine starts a flirty conversation with a firefighter from Boston. Jayce Fierro is part of a family of firefighters. He’s also part of a family of Phoenixes, making it difficult to have any lasting relationships.

This was an ok book. I loved the flirty banter between Kristine and Jayce and the story flowed well. However, like with the other book I read in the series, the side characters tended to grate on me and dim my opinion of if.

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A Devil in Scotland: A No Ordinary Hero Novel - Suzanne Enoch

After he finds out his too responsible older brother is marrying their childhood friend, Callum flies off in a drunken fit of rage and is banished. Ten years later, he finds himself back in Scotland to find out what happened to his brother.

This story had a pretty good plot and some interesting characters. My only real issue is that I’m not the biggest Callum fan. He’s pretty rash and impulsive, which got on my nerves. Overall it didn’t really deter from the book though. I recommend.

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The Sheikh’s Tamed Bride (The Sharif Sheikhs Series Book 2) - Leslie North

Karam and Arivo had been friends with Rashid  for a long time but Rashad had pulled away when the family started to falter. Rashad had to pull away for business reasons and the other two man resented it. But one night early in the morning they woke Rashad out of a sound sleep and asked him to come pick them up. Lately instead of a friend Rashad felt like a babysitter. Rashad now had a lot of responsibilities and the two men didn’t seem to understand. Rashad told Karam he would come for them but this would be the last time. Up until two years ago Rashad had been just as much a partier and playboy. Now he just went to get his friends. When he got there he found his friends with two diplomats daughters and Rashad was angry he tried to get them all out if the hotel without being seen but it didn’t happen. Asad was in Rashad suite when he returned from dropping everyone off at their hotel or home. Asad never allowed Rashad what had really happened just figured the worst nd not that he had went to give his friends a ride home   not knowing what they were up to. Asad told Rashad that their father was already working on damage control. Rashad had a head for business  and wanted the whole world to know but he couldn’t even get his family to take him seriously. Then Asad told Rashad he was to take a wife and that might help the scandal blow over. Rashad said he wouldn’t do it but then Asad said their father would also agree that Rashad needed to marry then Rashad said he would marry but only as a business deal. Rashad had to find the most submissive and quiet woman in Dubai. Fatima was Mila’s boss at the lounge. Mila hadn’t come to Dubai to be a waitress. Mila loved working at the lounge but she wanted to travel not be tied down and she had told her father before he passed she would follow her dreams. Mila was an American but had a host mom named Sahaar and that was where she was staying now. After another bad night with Fatima Mila gave her two week notice. She then put in an application for a job at the resort attached to the sports arena Rashad owned. Rashad and h Amira his sister were there for the supposid interview. Instead Rashad offered a lot of money for a business marriage where they would be married in name only. Mila wouldn’t agree and left. After which Rashad decided to woo Mila  After spending time with Rashad Mila knew there was something strong between her and Rashad. Fpr Rashad it began to be less and less about wanting Mila for a wife more about simply wanting Mila. Mila agrees to become Rashad wife.

Leslie North did it again another great novel involving a sheikh. This is a second book in a series I advise you to read so everything just flows correctly. I loved Mila and her refusal to be anyone but herself. I also love Rashad and Mina together. I felt like I was right there with Mila. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

great book and great characters

The Sheikh’s Stubborn Assistant (The Sharif Sheikhs Series Book 3) - Leslie North

Kadiya/Katie  had such high hopes for the interview she had at the Abu Dhabi museum. But it is obvious if the man did call her it wouldn’t be for the job. Katie hated it when men interrupted her. She quickly ended the interview if you could call it that and left. All of her life Katie’s beauty had been more of a hindrance than a help. People checked out her looks  and didn’t take the time to know the woman herself. Katie had been in Dubai a month and although the interviews poured in the outcome was the same. The museums and private galleries were always more interested in her beauty over her brains. Sahaar had been her exchange host/mother  and was warm and welcoming. The older woman had hovered at first and more or less pushed her toward Mila and  Liyah who were the other two woman she had formally hosted who had both ended up to Sheikhs who were brothers. Katie barely had time to figure out her professional life let Slone her personal life. Katie needed money she was up to   her eyes in student  debt  and her father wasn’t keeping his promises when she had dropped out of business school and went on to purse her art history degree. When she  went on for her masters he stopped talking to her completely.  Maybe she should take a gallery job and work her way up or an assistant instead of a curator. Mila was at Sahaars  when Katie returned and refused to take no for an answer as far as dinner at the palace went. Then Asad- the Sheikh married to Liyah- said that Khalid would be impressed as he swears we don’t know beauty when it comes to art and sculptures in the

Palace.  Katie wanted to get a curators position in Dubai because that is where her mother had been from. Most of her mother’s family was gone now but the culture had called to Katie. Her mother had passed away four years ago. Katie wondered what she  was lacking; she  had done well in school, excelled in her internship,and gained prestige through her work. Amira- the Sheikhs sister had met Katie a couple of times and liked her. Amira decided to shoot Katie a party to meet some people of the art world and that is where Katie met Khalid- the younger brother who was also a sheikh. Amira tells Katie Khalid owned an art  gallery in Dubai. Khalid had never been so dangerously attracted to a woman but never  before did giving in come with so many consequences. Khalid had no responsibility to marry  and no need. Khalid was fine with his flings. Make his sister in laws angry would cause more family drama then he was willing to face as his sister in laws would be furious if he ever hurt Katie which meant he couldn’t even have a fling with the woman of his erotic dreams and haunted him. Katie went to work for Khalid but she was upset as she was nothing more than a glorified secretary and hostess. Khalid had to go away for a couple days and Katie had just told him he was all talk and no action when it came to the gallery.  Then Khalid said he knew she would be there when he returned  as she had too much integrity to slink away while he was gone. Khalid returned one evening and scared Katie when she was working late doing paperwork. They ended up having sex. But Khalid said during the day he was her boss at night her lover.

I loved this book. It was an enjoyable easy to read romance. I loved how Khalid didn’t realize he loved Katie until he almost lost her for good. I loved that Katie became his muse to be the first subject of his first painting in a long time. I loved Khalid and Katie together she brought him back to life. I loved the plot and pace. I loved how easy Mla and Amira and Liyah became close to Katie and cared about her. I hated how Fatima tried to use Katie and hurt her. I couldn’t find anything to criticize which I loved. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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The Ones Who Got Away - Roni Loren

Olivia/Liv stood in the gym, but this wasn’t the gym where it happened. That building had been knocked down within months of the tragedy  - a memorial now stood there. The school had a new name now also. A memorial now stood where the gym had been. Liv avoided the memorial afraid that it would trigger all the things she had fought so hard to lockdown. Even after twelve years  she couldn’t bear to look at a list of the names of the kids who  hadn’t survived  that prom night so long ago. Now they were just names on a stone. The interviewer said “ You said you weren’t in the gm when the first gunman came in. Daniel Morrow was the filmmaker and putting the documentary together. He had he had got eighteen survivors and one of the shooters mothers to agree to an interview.  Maybe Liv wasn’t going to be able to handle  letting the memories come forward again. She had agreed to do this  as the director was going to do good things with the money that was made. Liv hadn’t went to the gym because she went to the janitor’s closet to tell him off but passion overtook them both. Then they heard gunshots and Finn left the closet to protect Rebecca who was actually his date and the Joseph- one of the shooters had a gun pointed at Liv but Joseph- one of the shooters walked away and blocked hre in the closet. Joseph and Trevor -the other shooter had a list that was of the people they considered the happy people and if they were stupid enough to be happy in this world then they deserved to die.  Then Liv heard more shots and presumidly that was when Finn had been shot protecting Rebecca. Liv remembered the cries for help. After Liv was done Daniel said finn was the next person he was to interview. Liv had avoided Finn after everything had happened. Because seeing finn even his face on tv triggered the flashbacks. Liv was trying to leave as Finn approached  but she still felt that jolt of awareness she always had anytime Finn was around. Their eyes locked and Finn asked her to join him for a drink later on Liv said she was busy and Finn added if you change your mind call him at his hotel. Finn had saved her each day of the semester ,giving her something to look forward to. Seeing Liv had taken Finn back to the time when he looked forward to was sneaking away with Liv. A Bittersweet ache like Finn hadn’t felt in a long time had tightened his chest and stole his breath. Finn wanted to take the haunted look out of Liv’s eyes. He knew the scars of the past were permanent and he had left a vicious one on Liv. Liv had so many questions she would have liked Finn to answer.

I really liked this novella but i felt it was way too short. One minute I was reading snf loving this story and the next it was over and I felt I was left hanging. The ending too rushed for me.  I would have liked more backstory on the characters especially Finn and Liv. Also after they both left  town. I was just left wanting more. That annoyed me and I was disappointed for these reasons and that was why this was a three.

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Baby, I'm Howling For You (Alphaville) - Christine Warren

Renny was a wolf shifter, Her car ran out of gas about thirteen miles from her destination of Alpha. Renny had to put as much distance as she could between herself and her pursuers.  They were the reason Renny hadn’t stopped to fuel up. They’d already chased her across two states lines, Alpha is in the state of Washington was a town for shifters who had nowhere else to go. - wolves driven from their pack, bears with injuries and scars inflicted by careless hunters. Lions who couldn’t control their shifts, leopards who needed to change their spots all went to the haven called Alpha and eventually they all got better. Geoffrey had sent five male coyote male enforcers after Renny.  Renny turned to a wolf and took off running hoping she could get to Alpha before the coyotes  got to her. Then Bryce -Geoffrey’s Beta and closest friend .came up to her side and knocker Renny off her feet. Then Renny saw a light and ran for it hoping it was Alpha as she was wounded now and heavily bleeding but it was a cabin that smelt of wolf. There was a man in the shadows who  had shot Bryce and Bryce ran back into the woods.  Now Renny figured she would be the next one  to be shot then she collapsed. Mick sat home for another Friday night. He could have slept but did’’t want to  because often his dreams were of his dead mate  Beth even though it had been eight years  but he thought he would be over it by now. Most would have died with their mate or shortly thereafter. But for some reason Mick hadn’t . Mick picked up up an unconscious  Renny and brought her in the cabin. He locked the door and called the deputy sheriff and told him what was going on. The next morning Renny went to her car to find it totalled with her clothes ripped up as well as urinated on  all over the highway.  Renny hadn’t heard Mich show up but then he shot her his shirt as she was naked from shifting back from being a wolf. Then Renny heard her cell phone as it must have fallen under the seat and manage to not be broken but Mick grabbed the phone out of Renny’s hand and answered  the phone it was Geoffrey and it turns out Beth- Michs dead mate was Geoffrey’s half sister. Mich had already had a run in with Geoffrey when he was in college and Mich had come out  on top. Mich told Geoffrey to stay away from Renny and he hung up the phone. Renny learned Mich was a graphic novel author and she had read some of his novels. He also drew his own pictures for his novels. Mich was world famous and had won numerous awards. Mich had kissed Renny hard and when he let her go he acted again like he didn’t want to be bothered with her. Mich. Mich told her  she would live with him at least until they got they got Geoffreys fibe coyote enforcers. But then Molly stepped in and offered Renny her extra bedroom in her place. Renny decided to live with Molly who was a lion shifter as was her brother who was a deputy sheriff for Alpha. Molly and Renny went on a shopping spree some things were given to them and then other things like  her clothes she bought  at a second hand shop..Then three of the coyotes  attacked Molly and Renny, two keeping Molly busy and the third trying to pull Renny out of the truck to kidnap her. But then Mich and Zeke show up and scared  the coyotes away. Then Mich claimed Renny as his mate right then and there and marked her in front of Molly and Zeke.  

This was an excellent, well written shifter romance and I loved it.  I didn’t want to put this down.  I loved the whole idea of Alpha and how everyone had everyone else’s back. Also there was several shifter species living together in peace and happiness. I loved how Molly and Renny became quick close friends. I loved how the whole town immediately was ready to protect Renny. I especially loved Mich and Renny together. This kept my attention for the first page until the last no problem. I loved the plot and pace. I found nothing to criticize and that was great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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A Choice of Fate (Outback Hearts) (Volume 2) - Jezz de Silva

Jarrah is a lawyer. Olivia is a doctor. Olivia has just finished medical school.  But Olivia is taking a thirty day vacation in Australia. Olivia’s sister Abi  is getting married after getting through cancer. Olivia will be there to spend some time with Abi and also be there for her wedding. Olivia and Abi lost their parents when they were teens. Liv gave up things so Abi could do well and Olivia could take care of her. Abi is marrying Ryder and Jarrah is her brother. Olivia is attracted to Jarrah but he is very cautious as he is a playboy. Jarrah and Olivia start a relationship believing it was just a fling and Olivia won’t do anything to jeopardise her job  where she will be making a hefty paycheck. No more penny pinching.  

I liked this book. It choked me up at times. I highly advise you read the books of this series at the very least it will help you keep family members straight. I really loved the ending. This was an easy read. I loved the interaction between Olivia and  Jarrah I felt like I was right there with everyone. I loved the Harper family. But at times this was a little confusing and dragged for me. I also felt like there was too many characters. I loved how Jarrah charged as their relationship grew. The ending was predictable. But I loved the ins and outs of this and I recommend.

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Bargaining with the Boss - Jennifer Shirk

Kinsley was supposed to be moving on as her friend Arden reminded her.  Paul had broken their engagement well over eight months ago. Paul had told Kinsley she was too sensible for him. Paul and Kinsley had been together for five years. Then her brother Wade had sold her birthright  out from under her - the family beachfront hotel called The Harbor Light. The hotel had been in the family for three generations. Wade hadn’t given Kinsley a chance to turn things around. Kinsley was a bridesmaid at  Lori’s wedding and thought maybe it was time to loosen things up as she ordered herself a drink. Then a hot man- Damon- asked Kinsley if she was ok and if he could buy her a drink. Then Damon and Kinsley started doing shots of tequila. She admitted Her ex had dumper her eight months ago and Damon said he didn’t have time for a girlfriend. Tonight Kinsley decided she was going to be party girl Kinsley but just for tonight. Damon was the executive Vice President of an international conglomerate based in New York.  Primarily  dealing with real estate development. Investing sales and marketing and some property management. Kinsley had been their hotel manager since she came home she only hopes the new owner keeps her on. Kinsley had moved back home as Paul had been her boss where she had been an event planner at the Royal Rouge Casino in Conn. Kinsley had experienced so much loss in a short time: her dad. her fiance, and now  the family hotel that had so many good memories. Everyday Kinsley felt like she was losing a piece of herself as well. Then Kinsley woke up next to Damon with very little memory of the night before. That afternoon Kinsley finds out Damon is her boss. Damon was used to being the bad guy; the bad student, the bad son. Ultimately the bad brother. Damon and Wade had been college roommates for awhile. Wade had turned to Damon for help and requested he not tell Kinsley why Wade had to sell the hotel. Damon changed  his plans on going right back tio N Y.  Kinsley had made an impression on Damon personally and professionally. Damon’s brother Carson was dead and when Wade came to Damon for help he couldn’t deny him maybe because Wade reminded him of Carson. Damon had problems saying no to Kinsley and he had never had that problem before.

I absolutely loved this book. And read it in one setting. It was enjoyable, sweet, touching romance.  I loved the plot and pace. I loved Damon and Kinsley together. I loved how Kinsley showed Damon how to open up, how to love and trust her and himself as well. I also loved how Damon’s father opened up to him and helped him to win Kinsley back. I loved the relationships Kinsley had with her friends and the townspeople.  It was an all around good read and I found nothing to criticize and that was great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend.

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Scandal of the Season - Liana LeFey

Eleanor/ Ellie ordered her maid to see if Lord Wincanton now he was an Earl now- had arrived Caroline was Ellie’s friend. He had been gone five years. Ellie had known Sorin almost all her life every since she had come to live with her cousin Charles  and his wife Rowena. Ellie is a wealthy heiress. Sorin had been their neighbor and Ellie’s childhood friend even if Sorin was older. SWhen Ellie was sixteen and had thrown herself into Sorin’s arms  and he pushed her  away and told her she  was a lady now and she needed to act like one. Then Sorin had left and he had left because he had started to have inappropriate feelings for Ellie. Ellie is now in her third season and by the end of the season her guardians want to have Ellie married off but Ellie doesn’t want to marry. She has an unwanted suitor. - Sir Yarborough wants to marry Ellie for her money. Caroline said Sorin couldn’t have been much of a friend It seemed to her that his importance might have diminished after so long. It was Ellie’s birthday. The Earl- Sorin and Ellie had stayed in contact while Sorin was gone.Ellie had his letters in a locked box. Ellie had only shared that with Charles and Rowena as Caroline could be insensitive at times. Ellie hated to be paraded around but this was about celebration of another year and the return of a friend.

I didn’t really care this book. It dragged for me . Also the back and forth between Sorin and Ellie just got annoying after awhile. This just wasn’t for me. I am sure others will enjoy this book.

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Forbidden Promises - Katee Robert

Sloan had no job experience and she had never had to put herself to the test and it was horrifying to realize how sheltered she had been when it came to actual life skills. The money her brother Teague had sent  her would last  her a few more weeks but she didn’t want to have to use that money. Sloan was just tired of watching life go by. That’s why she had left her family, leaving at night going from Boston to Washington state- across the country. Without saying a word. She knew her family would look for her. If Teague ahd to send her more money it would be easy for her father to find her. Sheamus  O’Malley - Sloan’s father- was a cold hearted butt who had millions in the bank and a lot of unsavory connections. One daughter had already got away. Sloan wanted to stand on her own two feet for the first time. Sloan was at a diner trying to get a job with no work experience at all. The owner Marge decided to give Sloan a chance to her surprise.  Sloan did miss her family. All Sloan wanted to do was get away from her Irish crime lord father. Teague’s wife Callie got her aunt Sorcha to let Sloan stay in her cottage as she wasn’t there. Jude was in the cottage not far from Sloan and on the first night she had mistakenly went to his cottage and Jude had been rude and short to her. Jude didn't want Sloan or anyone near his cottage or him. Jude hated small towns  as the people want to know everyone else’s business. Jude had to run off over a dozen attempts to welcome him to the town. He was there under the guise of being a writer. Jude was here for a job he wasn't staying. He was looking for Sorcha who was Callie’s aunt. He had broken into the house to see if there was any clues to where Sorcha was. Now there was a woman who was definitely wasn’t Sorcha. Jude killed people for a living and Sorcha was his target but this was personal. These days the people Jude associated with were  people who made their living on the underbelly of society. They didn’t blink at the choices Jude made or the path that had brought him to them.Jude got hard thinking of the hunger in Sloans eyes when her and his eyes had meant recently. But Jude had no business thinking like that, not while he was on the hunt and he’d spent his entire life preparing for. Jude had never been innocent  he had never had the chance, No chance since the moment Cohn Sheridan  had  declared the death sentence on Jude’s father and brothers. The same death sentence he would have had if Cohn had known Jude’s mother was pregnant. So his mother whispered about revenge in his ear all his life. So his life had been planned for this perfect revenge. Jude and Sloan have hot chemistry. Jude knows he should stay away from Sloan but he can’t help himself. Then Jude realizes how dangerous he  is for Sloan and Sloan for him. When she gets a chance Sloan is willing to be brave and go after a man she knows she has no future with. To be brave several times for him.

I enjoyed this book. I liked the plot a lot. I loved how determined Sloan was to make it on her own even though she had been so sheltered. She wanted to get away from her father and his Irish Mafia dealings. I advise everyone to read this series in order so everything is clear. I love the growth Sloan went through during this book. This dragged for me at times. This book had danger, intrigue, murder, Irish Mafia, action, revenge, suspense, family, and so much more. This kept my interest from beginning to end. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend

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Stars Over Clear Lake: A Novel - Loretta Ellsworth

Daisy was not happy she couldn’t get a hold of her mother - Lorraine- who had turned off her phone to save the battery. They were at the Surf Ballroom- it is the Fireman’s Ball they are honoring Daisy’s late father and Lorraine's late husband Sid. The original Surf Ballroom had burnt down and no one ever did figure out why it had burnt and was rebuilt. into the one they were in today.which was built in 1948. Lorraine was eighteen.Lorraine and Sid  had met at The Surf Ballroom so most thought. Sid had died last year. Sid had volunteered for the fire department for many years. When Lorraine was younger anything could send her mother  to her bed like when her son -Pete- had left to go to boot camp and again when he was leaving to be shipped out. Then Lorraine's father was hiring Nazi’s from a POW camp as he couldn’t do everything on the farm himself now that his son was serving his country. Lorraine mother  was totally against it. Sid had to keep up a grueling schedule since Pete went away to boot camp. Sometimes he was too tired to even eat before falling asleep. Now Pete was being shipped off and Sid couldn’t do it alone. Lorraine had been a inspiring singer when in her teens. Lorraine’s parents fight over Sid’s use of the men from the POW camp on the farm. But Lorraine is intrigued with the POWs who work on their farm and becomes friends with a German soldier named Jens who plays the saxophone. Lorraine is also dating her first boyfriend named Scotty. Lorraine is torn between the German soldier Jens and and Scotty who is from a good family. Many people in the town they lived in didn’t like the POWs because many of their loved ones had died fighting the Germans.  Lorraine’s son in law Harry is the fire chief and wants to use the technology they now had to figure out why the original Surf Ballroom had burned down. When her son in law  mentioned it to Lorraine she changed the subject.

I had mixed feelings about this book but I still  liked this book but it bounced around a lot and there were too many elements in the story. I liked that the author showed the tension and the mistrust of the German POW soldiers.. Also the German people during and after the war. I felt this was similar to a couple of other books. I loved the relationship between Lorraine and her father. There were some characters I would have like to know what happened to them. I didn’t especially like the jumping from the 1940s to the 2000s So I had mixed feelings about this book