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Book Review: Timber ~ Remy Blake

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Title: Timber (Men at Work, Book 2)
Author: Remy Blake
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Contemporary, NA, Romance
Publisher: Remy Blake
Date of Release: December 14, 2017
Pages: 150
Format: Kindle (Kindle Unlimited)

Being the face of Timber, the new, popular dating app, is a lot of pressure. Magnus Andersen is an absolutely gorgeous man who has everything, but love. He never imagined he would actually USE the app. He’s been a little scarred from his last relationship. Lucy, Avery’s older sister, is the epitome of scarred. The guy she thought she was building a life with, David, decided it wasn’t the life he wanted. After finding out she was pregnant, David takes off. Lucy has been everything to everyone, but now it’s about Lucy. She never thought she’d catch the eye of Magnus on Timber. Will the two of them find love or will this just be a fling?

This is another awesome book in this series. It was a nice continuation from Clipped. What was pretty cool about this one was there’s a scene towards the end of Clipped of Wes and Magnus (business rivals) interacting with each other. You see what happens before and after that scene from Lucy’s and Magnus’s point of view. Both characters are endearing. Lucy is a great mother and down-to-Earth. Magnus is surprisingly down-to-Earth as well and has a slight stutter; which is quite adorable. This is a great series, and I can’t wait to continue!

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Book Review: Asher Black ~ Parker S. Huntington

 

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Title: Asher Black (The Five Syndicates, Book 1)
Author: Parker S. Huntington
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Mafia, Romance, Suspense
Publisher: PSH Publishing House
Date of Release: April 21, 2017
Pages: 307
Format: Kindle (Shifted Sheets)

Sometimes, witnessing something you shouldn’t have it a bad thing. “Lucy” witnesses what she thought was a crime, and calls the police… not knowing who she was dealing with. The reputation of Asher Black DEFINITELY precedes him. Asher wants to know who called the police and he does just that. They both have pre-conceived notions of what the other person is like, and boy are they wrong! With Asher’s reputation of being associated with the mob, he is in danger of losing his company. He’s being made to look unstable because he’s unwed… this needs to be remedied immediately!

I thought this was a great start to a series. It’s listed as 300+ pages long, but they fly by! The interactions between Asher and Lucy are interesting. As the reader, you know Asher is dangerous, but you also can tell he will do anything for the people he loves. Lucy tends to run at the first sign of trouble… as one does growing up in the foster care system, but there’s something about Asher that keeps her from running. I enjoyed this one, and hopefully, I’ll enjoy the next one!

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The Vessel of Ra ~ Catherine Schaff-Stump

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Title: The Vessel of Ra (Klaereon Scroll #1)
Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Magic
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release:  September 12, 2017
Pages: 246
Format: Kindle (Provided courtesy of Publisher)

I requested this book because the synopsis was intriguing. The pace was a bit slow for me, but it was interesting. Once the pace picked up, boy did it! You have murder, magic, Egyptian mythology… INTRIGUE! BLOODY INTRIGUE!

The setting of Venice is beautifully described. I don’t tend to like books that have flashbacks, but this was so well done and it’s rare that the author gets it so right. It was amazing to see the thought process that went into everyone’s decision making, leading them to any particular moment.

Lucy is an amazing character and she’s a total badass. I loved her, even though at times she frustrated me. Carlos may have been my favorite character. There was something so pure about him, it made me want to protect him from all the dangers in the world. I’m still deciding on how I feel about Octavia. I loved her because she’s realistic, but I hate her because she’s realistic. Sign of great writing.

I can’t wait until the next installment!

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To Win Her Back ~ Mackenzie Crowne

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Title: To Win Her Back (Players Series, Book 4)
Author: Mackenzie Crowne
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Date of Release: January 24, 2017
Pages: 216
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)

For 3 books we have been following Victoria “V” Price, indirectly. Each book making you more curious than the last about what her story could be. It is quite the story, indeed. Fifteen years ago, V accepted the marriage proposal from her high school/college sweetheart, Sam Fitzpatrick. After an injury derails his pro-football dreams, V made the toughest decision of her life. She left, with no warning. Both have spent the last 15 years trying to come to terms with the decisions that have led them to where they are, and neither ever thought their paths would cross again, until The Marauders need an offensive line coach. Sam is the perfect man for the job.

Two adults fighting their feelings, one hiding a deep, dark secret, a teenager with spunk and a reunion with some beloved characters equals quite possibly the best book in the series. This story starts off as a revenge plot, but as the story progresses it becomes a second chance story line. With some match making from GGG (Gracie’s Gridiron Girls), Lucy (Sam’s daughter), and Caroline (V’s and Sam’s boss)… V and Sam have no choice but to put their stubbornness to the side and learn to bend. This teaches you that you don’t always get a second chance. If you are fortunate enough to get a second chance, don’t waste it! If this is the end of the series, it ended on a high note and I am grateful to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review the series.