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Book Review: The Secrets Between Us ~ Jennifer Ann

The Secrets Between Us


Title: The Secrets Between Us
Author: Jennifer Ann; Narrator: Troy Duran, Keira Stevens
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Jennifer Ann
Date of Release: August 21, 2017, March 29, 2019
Pages: 268 (6 hours and 47 minutes)
Format: Audio Book (Audiobook Obsession)

How far would you go to get revenge? What would you do to keep the love of your life in your life?  Quinn and Lincoln will have the battle of their lives and the secrets revealed are bombshells.

Quinn and Linc were high school sweethearts and found out the hard way one decision came change a lot of lives. Sacrificing himself to do what he thinks is right and will protect Quinn, Linc is arrested and sets in motion everything he was trying to prevent. After being in the military and away from home for 7 years, Lincoln is back to hopefully reclaim his love, but man have things changed! Quinn has changed and her secrets are doozies! Quinn was strong and independent, but there were times I questioned her thought process. Will they get a second chance at love, or will their secrets be too much to overcome?

It felt like there was a secret revealed on every page! This book will keep you hooked until the very end. The narration was great, but I wasn’t expecting the deep, richness of Troy Duran! That was pleasantly unexpected and the personality Keira injected into Quinn was perfect. This was the first book I’ve read by Jennifer Ann, I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve added her to my list of authors to look out for!

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Book Review: Life Goes On ~ Kelly Moore

Life Goes On


Title: Life Goes On (Epic Love Story, Book 3)
Author: Kelly Moore, Narrator: Sarah Puckett
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Kelly Moore
Date of Release:  January 8, 2019, March 19, 2019
Pages: 155 (3 Hours, 53 Minutes)
Format: Audio Book (Audiobook Obsession)

I was warned to be prepared for this story and how I would need a box of tissues. While I had considered myself warned, I still wasn’t emotionally prepared for what this story would do to me. This is a beautiful story of Olivia and Silas, who were the epitome of love. When Silas unexpected to passes away, Olivia is devastated but learns via Silas that her life must go on. How do you go on when the only person you’ve ever loved is no longer there? Sarah Puckett’s narration truly brought this story to life and I found myself sitting at my desk wiping tears off my face. I remember thinking halfway through the story “I’m not okay.” This story was beautiful, tragic, beautifully tragic. Do have tissues available because you will need it.

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Book Review: Blinded ~ Lyz Kelley

Blinded


Title: Blinded (Elkridge Series, Book 1)
Author: Lyz Kelley
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Belvitri Services, LLC
Date of Release: February 6, 2017; February 12, 2019
Pages: 324; 9hr, 30 minutes
Format: Kindle (Amazon); Audio (Audiobook Obsession)

What initially drew me into this story was the murder mystery and I have to admit, Mara being blind. I was interested to see how that storyline would be navigated. It’s easy to ruin a story, but this Blinded was tastefully done. Joey is one of my favorite main characters, and he was absolutely perfect for Mara. This was well written and tender.

This was my introduction to Lyz Kelley and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was nice to get the perspective of both Joey and Mara. The pace of the story was nice and even, flowed very well. Meghan Kelly’s narration was spot on! What initially drew me to this story was Meghan Kelly (OMG!) and the synopsis was great and drew me in. The characters of Joey and Mara were great and worked very well together. Second chance romances are slowly becoming one of my favorite tropes and Lyz Kelley has done a spectacular job.

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Release Blitz!! The Secrets Between Us ~ Jennifer Ann

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The Secrets Between Us By Jennifer Ann

Narrated by Troy Duran and Keira Stevens

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Blurb:

Some people keep secrets because the truth is too painful. He keeps secrets to avoid losing her. She keeps secrets to deliver revenge.

Seven years have passed since Cameron Quinn and Lincoln Farrington were high school sweethearts. Seven years since she last saw him as the cops were taking him away. Seven years since he left her to become a Navy SEAL.

When he suddenly comes back into her life, she’s forced to choose between following her heart, or sticking to a plan that would almost certainly destroy him.

His secrets brought them together.

Her secrets will tear them apart.

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Book Review: A Tangled Fate ~ Aidy Award

A Tangled Fate


Title: A Tangled Fate (Fated for Curves Series, Book 2)
Author: Aidy Award, Narrator: Gwen Cross
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Coffee Break Publishing
Date of Release:  July 23, 2018, December 13, 2018
Pages: 130 (4 Hours, 37 Minutes)
Format: Audio Book (Audiobook Obsession)

I finished this story a few days ago and my mind is still trying to process everything! Ash doesn’t people well, which is why she prefers science to people: People lie, numbers don’t. This entire time she thought she was working for the good guys, but just imagine finding out, not only do you work for the bad guys… you have two mates… and they’re right in front of you… in a rescue mission! Twin brothers, Russ and Dunn, have always grown up thinking they weren’t meant to have a mate because it would kill the mate. Imagine their shock when the person they needed most happens to be the scientist they are rescuing to save to the universe! I thought the first book was great, but this book is fantastic! There was humor (who doesn’t love nerd humor?!), romance, betrayal, and discovery. Gwen Cross was amazing as the narrator, bringing each character to life while reminding you of characters from the previous book. This book was absolutely fantastic and I’m glad I got the chance to read it! I can’t wait to read the next book!

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Book Review: Tallow Jones

Tallow Jones


Title: Tallow Jones Wizard Detective (Tallow Jones, Book 1)
Author: Trevor H. Cooley, Narrator: Andrew Tell
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: M. Stratton
Date of Release: September 27, 2017, December 14, 2017
Pages: 371, (12 hours, 5 minutes)
Format: Audio (AudioBook Boom!)

Just when you think the world is normal and everything is fine, you find out (the hard way) there are other worlds out there and human trafficking is happening between them. There’s something funky happening with a certain travel agency in Atlanta and Atlanta’s finest are keeping an eye on them… but so is Asher Jones… who is making more headway than Atlanta PD. When Asher goes missing, things go awry and it’s Uncle Tallow to the rescue. Problem? No one has ever heard of Uncle Tallow! Ashers’s sister, Agatha, is skeptical at best, but if Uncle Tallow can help find Asher, then let’s do it!

There are incredible twists and turns and extremely interesting developments. There laugh out loud moments and moments where I was eagerly anticipating what would happen next. The humor and sarcasm were fantastic. Andrew Tell was a fantastic narrator. The personality given to Agatha was perfect. She was a no-nonsense 8-year-old, and I loved it. It was a nice start to the series. I look forward to book 2!

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Book Review: What Happens at Midnight ~ Laura Chapman

what happens at midnight

Title: What Happens at Midnight
Author: Laura Chapman
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Laura Chapman, Narrator: Kay Heart
Date of Release: November 8, 2016 (ebook), January 11, 2018 (audio)
Pages: 125 (2 Hours, 55 Minutes)

After a bad encounter at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, Natalie had just about given up… but then Rob came to her rescue. Every year since they meet on New Year’s Eve… until one year they didn’t, due to a misunderstanding.

While I enjoyed the story, I was frustrated with Natalie. She had a backbone, which I appreciated. What frustrated me about her was when she chose to assert the backbone. There were moments when I thought she was too hard on Rob, but not nearly as hard as she should be with her ex-boyfriend. I understood why she was hard on Rob. I truly understood; a conversation could have saved them both some heartache, especially the hopeless romantic, Natalie. However, she felt like a pushover with ex-boyfriend, Troy. For me, her brother Ian made up for what annoyed me about Natalie. What I did like about Natalie was in the end, she owned up to her own faults and misgivings.

The fun and easy banter between Natalie and Rob were endearing and they made a fantastic couple. The narration was spot on. The voices for each character matched what I saw in my imagination. It’s an enjoyable and quick read/listen. Give it a try!