Didn't Get Frazzled by David Z. Hirsch

Didn’t Get Frazzled by David Z. Hirsch

I like to challenge myself from time to time to step out and read something new. I have never read a medical fiction book before, which Didn’t Get Frazzled truly is. This story follows around Seth Levine as he navigates the world of being a medical student in New York City. This book is set in the early ninety’s and is written with the right proportions between all the medical jargon and Seth’s personal life. Seth is fresh into medical school with a skip in his step. He is so sure that if he just focuses on studying everything is Read More

Knock Before You Enter by DA Bale

Knock Before You Enter by D.A. Bale

Knock Before You Enter is the third book in the Bartender Babe Chronicles. It follows Vicki as she heads off to Louisiana to spend a week on vacation with her best friend Janine at Janine’s grandmother’s estate. Too bad Janine’s brother, George, is also there. That character is such a creep. Vicki has not been to the De’Laruse estate in years and much has changed. Addie the De’Laruse matriarch has had some significant changes. She has become almost nice and is starting to show signs of emotional vulnerability. Not the Addie that Vicki remembers but she is along for the Read More

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

I had seen this book somewhere when I was looking at upcoming books and thought that it sounded interesting. When I got time to actually read it, well it was “meh” for me. There are two main characters, Lincoln and Daisy. Lincoln’s backstory is creative. Not something I had read before and I liked that his personal life was actually a well hidden secret. Not because I think it should have been one but because that scenario is not something I had read before. It was fresh. Daisy’s character was sweet but way to accepting. She was always so accepting Read More

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of Love is the second book in the A One Taste Novel series. The characters of Ben and Rina were introduced in the first novel of this series. With that said you could read this as a stand-alone book but I feel that you would get more from the story if you read the books in order. Ben is a sweet character and has been in love with Rina since the first moment he saw her. He was a bit shy and intimidated by Rina in the beginning but his heart yearned for her. Rina’s character very much Read More

Think Before You Speak by D.A. Bale

Think Before You Speak by D.A. Bale

This is the second installment in The Bartender Babe Chronicles and I found it to be witty, humorous, and a real page turner. I do not know what it is about the character of Vicki Bohanan but she just keeps me entertained page after page. It might be that she is not perfect and that although she makes plenty of mistakes she always wants the best for those she cares about. When I start reading this story I just did not want to set it down! Vicki is back after her harrowing time helping to solve the last mystery surrounding Read More

Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

Beautiful Delusions by Ember Raine Winters

I cannot say that before reading this book I really understood Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since this story revolves around this disorder/illness I did do some research into it. In order to really judge the realism that the author is trying to convey I needed to be familiar with the subject matter otherwise I would not be able to fairly review this book. If you want a quick info bite on PTSD I have included a link HERE. Kaylee Robbins character has been through what I cannot ever fully imagine. She has been beaten and victimized. A past filled with drugs, Read More

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

One Taste of You by Amanda Siegrist

Hilarious, romantic and with a bit of suspense! The opening scene of this book had me laughing out loud! I felt awful for the main character as she had her self-esteem kicked around and after meeting up with Zeke she had round two of an esteem bashing. Zeke is a bit of a fool. I can’t blame him for his choices because Zoe made things really easy on him to draw misassumptions. There is insta-love in this story but trust me that initially it is one-sided. There is a great comedic flow throughout this story. Zeke’s focus on bringing Zoe Read More

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

Poison is the New Black by Chelsea Field

This is the third installment in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and I am finding that I am just loving this series! This story starts directly after the end of the “Taste of Christmas” novella. Izzy and Connor have just spent a few days together but duty calls and they need to get back to the real world. Their employment with the Taste Society can makes things quite difficult in regards finding time to be alone. In case you are unfamiliar with the Taste Society, it is a super-secret organization that trains candidates to aid in the identification Read More

The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

The Sour Taste of Suspicion is the third book of the Angel Lake Mystery Series. This is the first book that I have read from Author CeeCee James and it was a delightful cozy mystery. It was enjoyable how the story gave an old time feel but was set in the current day and age. Elise is the protagonist in this series with the aid of her best friend Lavina. In this installment Lavina is in a bind and needs Elise to be a companion for her Great Aunt Myrtle. Elise finds herself in need of funds agrees to take Read More

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

The Opposition by Alicia Bryant

I wanted to read this book because it seemed to be a light-hearted legal fiction with an element of romance. It was everything I anticipated and more. I found the entire story to be an entertaining, humorous, and a charming read! This story follows Sophia Grant an attorney who deals mainly with corporate clientele. When her best friend Michael is accused of leaking trade secrets he asks Sophia is she would represent him. Torn because his situation was not in her area of experience she reluctantly takes him on as a client. Once she makes the choice to be his Read More

Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

Three Fat Singletons by J.M. Bartholomew

When you read this story, you need to keep in mind is that it is written in British English and it is heavy in slang. This story follows around three main characters who share a bond of friendship. The main thread running through this story is that they are all looking for love and in the case of this book, it is in all the wrong places. The real draw for me during this read was the unfailing friendship between these women. I am all for realism when I am reading a story. I appreciate it when an author writes Read More

Man on the Run by Carl Weber

Man on the Run by Carl Weber

This story is told in alternating first person voice and it follows four main characters, Jay, Kyle, Wil, and Allen.  What a dynamic read with four very different personalities. Some of the situations they find themselves drawn into are almost on the cusp of unrealistic but not so unbelievable that it stops you from becoming engrossed in the story. There are lots of sexy times between these men and their respective ladies and that could be a turn off to some readers. Everything the author was trying to convey about the friendship of these characters came through in this story. Read More

Look Before You Jump by D.A. Bale

Look Before You Jump by D.A. Bale

A big-mouth, partying Southerner with more guts than brains at times is not exactly my favorite type of character but Vicky Bohanan is a quirky character that has a flavor of her own. Her character comes off as having issues with her Dad and pretty much every member of the society she grew up in but when you get into the story you see that she really has a problem with hypocrisy and refuses to accept it in her life. She is a very strong willed woman and maybe she makes choices that I would consider poor but her animosity Read More

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen

What do I adore about this story? That a rugged, hard-edged fella was not an alpha male with caveman issues. Patrick O’Doul had some personal issues stemming from childhood and although they were not dealt with at the start of this story he still was a functioning human being. Yes! More please! It was lovely that it was Ariana Bettini who called the shots and that he was okay with giving her what she needed. Patrick O’Doul’s character is just smashing! I am a sucker for men who are hard reads but are not afraid to put it all on Read More

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Protecting You by Amanda Siegrist

Charming, touching and tragic! What a great story this is. I flew through this book in no time. All the characters were unique and developed. The pacing was good from scene to scene. I loved the romance aspect. There were some sexy times but they were not the focus in this story. There are some transitions from present to past and they are well done. They really help to incorporate Jimmy’s character and build the story line.  The main plot is essentially about healing after tragedy strikes and opening ourselves to love in unexpected places. I just loved the main Read More

Hart of His by Annie Arcane

Hart of His by Annie Arcane

Real, bold and humorous! In order to really appreciate this story, you need to have read the first book Hart Broken. This novella is about one the main characters from that book, Cale. The story is told from Cale’s point of view with a few parts switching to Mickey’s and it is a very intense read. In this story, we get the nitty gritty about Cale’s insecurities and doubts. He is at war with himself and with war there are always casualties. Cale is a great character but was not the most emotionally stable person in the first book. Being Read More

Two by Jane Blythe

Two by Jane Blythe

Author Jane Blythe writes a dark crime thriller that tells a twisted story of apathy, degradation and crime that should only take place in our nightmares. It was brutal and told with such conviction that it left me feeling disturbed at times. This is a story that makes the idea of “keep it secret, keep it safe” appalling. From the start of the book I was engrossed and also grossed out! I love how the Author is very detailed about the crime scenes. She remembers to add the little things that we would not think of but make the scene Read More

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake

A great friends to lovers romance with plenty of action, suspense, and ooh la la. For fans of the Ryder Creed Series by Alex Kava, if you wish that series had all that plus romance and sexy times then this is a book for you! This is a third installment in the True Heroes series and what’s lovely is that there are scenes that include previous characters from the other books. That is nice if you are a fan of the series because who does not like to see what happened with the couples after the end of their story? Read More

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Love Literary Style by Karin Gillespie

Entertaining, romantic and an emotional delight. I wanted to read this book because the idea of a literary author and an inexperience romance author coming together sounded like a train wreck in the making and I was curious to see how the author would make this work. Turns out that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. Ms. Gillespie did a fantastic job of bringing these two worlds together. Laurie Lee is an independent author who is also attending school to become a nail technician. Her motivation for writing comes from her love of watching romantic comedies on television and reading of Read More

Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Burning September by Melissa Simonson

Compelling, engaging, and emotionally provoking! When I started to read this story I was not sure how I was going to feel about it. After all, everything is explained right up front but it is truly about the journey of Kat who essentially grew up in the shadow of her older sister Caroline. Reading this, I was totally engaged from the start. I loved this story! Katya is the main character but the story is about her sister Caroline’s choices and the fallout from those choices. The impact on Kat was greatest as she was the one left in shambles Read More