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A Shadow on the Ground by Rebecca Lee Smith

A Shadow on the Ground is a fantastic read, with twists and turns that kept this reader looking for the clue to bring the right person to justice. The characters of Morgan and Gage were spot on in keeping this story; it’s one not to put down. The surrounding mystery with the addition of romance was blended well, and kept the story moving at a good pace. With the additional characters, and the right amount of plotting, Rebecca Lee Smith creates an engaging read that drew this reader into the lives of people that were quite genuine. She spins a pleasurable story with a small town hard to forget, and people who feel like neighbors.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tags: Romantic Suspense
Published by The Wild Rose Press
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Counterfeit Cowboy by Gail MacMillian

Counterfeit Cowboy is absolutely wonderful. The characters are vibrant and powerful. This reader could share in the emotion that Jordon displays throughout the story. Jordan and Shelby are often at odds with the other, yet find a way to click and bring romance throughout the pages. Gail MacMillian pens a stirring story that doesn’t lack for anything. From romance, mystery, some bickering, mixed with bits of intrigue along the way, this engaging read kept this reader positively glued to the events surrounding this couple and their challenges.
Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance, Western
Published by The Wild Rose Press
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A Man for Annalee by Vonnie Davis

A Man for Annalee is a thrilling story that kept this reader turning the pages. The main characters are quite irresistible by their chance encounter, along with their shenanigans throughout the storyline. Through sadness, fear, acceptance, and strong-will, Annalee and Boone share much camaraderie as they soar into a romance that makes this book a winner. The secondary characters add just the right balance to keep the book flowing at a good pace. Vonnie Davis creates a romance filled with adventure and intrigue. The in-depth players don’t miss a beat, and she makes sure to instill great chemistry, genuine feelings, and plenty of action to make this story well worth the read.
Genre: Historical
Tags: Historical, Recommended Read, Romance, Western
Published by The Wild Rose Press
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Bartered Bride by Kate Hofman

Kate Hofman brings to life characters that allow this reader to connect to each of them. The beginning of the story had good pacing and detail that drew the reader into the many obstacles that Diana encounters to help her father. It shows the love that Diana extends for a loved one. The emotion, love and devotion is truly spread out through the storyline. Bartered Bride has all the elements of good conversations, a few twists and turns, and romance that make this engaging read delightful. As always, a story that leaves a feel good feeling deep inside.
Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance
Published by Self-published
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Thrown by Cat Johnson

Cat Johnson clearly composes a flowing read that grabs the reader and holds her interest until the final last word. She fashions believable characters and interesting dialogue that lures the reader into the whole ambience. The emotions and actions with Riley were easily readable and able to be shared with this reader. Riley and Skeeter were made for each other. They make this read incredibly delicious. Thrown is an outstanding cowboy romance that this reader could easily visualize in all their actions. It is one action packed love story that doesn’t disappoint.
Genre: Western
Series: Studs in Spurs | Tags: Romance, Western
Published by Samhain Publishing

Hot Tango by Sidney Bristol

Hot Tango is a sizzling read with characters that are easy to relate to. The passionate scenes of romance between the couple soon turns up the steamy heat further, while building a strong relationship between them. Cole could be a bit weak in some of his choices when it came to work, or relations, but together he and Tanya were able to build and explore more on their relationships. Sidney Bristol is a wonderful storyteller that allows the reader to be a part of the story. She creates secondary characters that enhance the storyline. The flow of the read had good pacing allowing this reader to enjoy from the beginning to the end.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Good Guys Wear Black | Tags: Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Ellora's Cave
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Big Sky Brazen by Dawn Luedecke

After she discovers a cut fence and her horses missing, DeEtte hunts down the dirty outlaws who took the herd from her ranch, only to find things aren’t as they seem. John, the man who stole her horses and her heart, must now prove he is indeed as innocent as he claims — a task that makes it difficult for him to woo the headstrong woman. Two-timing outlaws, deadly secrets, and finally DeEtte’s ability to find danger in any situation challenge his love and determination. John needs to settle his score with a man from Texas, protect DeEtte not only from murderous outlaws but from other suitors, and meanwhile convince her he’s trustworthy enough to marry. Can he clear his name and at the same time keep her from running head first into a range war and possible death?
Genre: Historical
Tags: Historical, Recommended Read, Romance, Western
Published by The Wild Rose Press
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Passion in Pamplona by Kate Hofman

Kate Hofman has a way of writing that brings flare to the pages with her romances. The likeable characters stand out and have a way of allowing the reader to enjoy them. The story of Olivia and Alex is one that brings joy and hope. This reader could not help but share in their many moments as they traveled on their path to discover happiness. Passion in Pamplona is a wonderful read with good dialogue, interesting and likeable first and second characters. This story is like a breath of fresh air that leaves a feel good feeling.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance
Published by Self-published
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Full Throttle by Kirsten S. Blacketer

Full Throttle is a story with some great impact. The lively characters make the story interesting. The dialogue is sharp and to the point. The story itself flows well with a pacing that keeps this reader abreast with each turn of the page. Kirsten S. Blacketer takes characters with a bit of mystery to them, and incorporates some action along the way to make this read one that this reader enjoyed. The atmosphere, with the racing, was visual and the plot and conflict, in the story, makes this read worthwhile.


Genre: Romantic Suspense
Tags: Romantic Suspense
Published by Jupiter Gardens Ignite
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You’re Welcome, Love, Your Cat by Clancy Nacht, Thursday Euclid

You’re Welcome, Love, Your Cat was a story this reader could share in the pain and heartache that can be felt in losing a loved one. It was touching that the author used the story of his cat to build upon this storyline and a strong relationship with a spouse. It was one that this reader felt came from the heart. Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid compose characters that easily find a place in one’s heart. They create a believable read, showered with tenderness, and compassion, allowing this reader to look deep into the characters heart and feel their hurt, sorrow and happiness.


Genre: Contemporary, M/M
Tags: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, M/M
Published by Loose Id
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Mission of Christmas by Candice Gilmer

Everyone looks for a good read around the holidays that make them feel warm inside, and Mission of Christmas, is just the read to bring in all the holiday cheer. The dialogue between all the characters is lively and kept this reader entertained. Erica and Andrew, both different in their ways, really do shine as they find the one thing to make circumstances in their life click forever. Candice Gilmer creates likeable players that this reader could relate to. She brings some laughs and tenderness along the way making the holiday season one not to forget in this delightful read.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance
Published by Samhain Publishing
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A Dance to Die For by Rebecca Lee Smith

Rebecca Lee Smith delivers well-developed players, with a robust dialogue that keeps the reader cheering until the ending. She incorporates an atmosphere that this reader could visualize in its beauty and surroundings. The characters have a way of connecting to the audience and making this story a great book to read. A Dance to Die For is a great mystery with romance and even some wit along the way. Annabel is a heroine that is quite likeable as well as Trent; they really make a great couple and weave in an even greater storyline.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense/Mystery
Published by The Wild Rose Press
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A Dangerous Dance by Jude Johnson

A Dangerous Dance is an exhilarating read taking this reader into the life of Maggie, who is at a standstill in her marriage. A life where her husband could almost be referred to as abusive without any beatings. This reader could sympathize in all her actions, and her desires to be able to change to something that would make her life more fulfilled. Jude Johnson really reaches deep into the heart to pen a story that touches upon a reader. The characters were relatable, the dialogue was spot on, and each of them are drafted well to allow the reader to interact with them. Indeed a story that is well worth the read.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Romance
Published by Champagne Books
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A Taste of Evil by Christina Carlisle

A Taste of Evil is a spellbinding read. The storyline is intense, and Julia is remarkable in all her actions, as someone experiencing something in the afterlife experience. This reader enjoyed all the visual effects in the book. It was as if watching it on a big screen, the intensity of the surroundings could be felt and heard. Christina Carlisle composes a thriller that is edge of the seat suspenseful. The writing is tight, the expressions so full blown, especially when it comes to Julia facing the ones that don’t see her. The secondary characters indeed acted out their parts wonderfully. This reader cannot say enough about this positively absorbing read.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Recommended Read, Romance, Suspense/Mystery
Published by Champagne Books
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Caribbean Crush by Jenna Bayley-Burke

The beginning of Caribbean Crush pulled this reader into the story. Kristin has a bounce to her step that brings life into the storyline. Antonnis was sort of a jerk until he was able to see Kristin for the woman she was. When they finally allow their emotions to reach out to the other, lightning strikes between them. Jenna Bayley-Burke creates a fun story with pacing that keeps the reader turning the pages. She allows the reader to share in the pain that Kristin has allowed to remain in her heart through the years because of Antonnis, while learning to face him head-on once they meet again. The dialogue and closeness they develop with each other makes this read most enjoyable.


Genre: Contemporary
Tags: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Published by Samhain Publishing