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elsa H. ★★★★★

I love the way Ms Williams Marks writes. It's as if I am actually inside Everest's head.

After her daughter is brutally raped and assaulted and left to die, Everest finds her. She finds her by intuition, and the long, long road to recovery starts. The police, it seems to Everest, are not really interested as they deal with many of these crimes and if the suspect is not found in the criminal database, it could become a cold case.

Everest cannot accept that. Her daughter is hurting. Her daughter is all she has and if finding this beast and killing him will make her child well again, she will do it. She's not waiting for police and a cold case...

We think we can't kill. A killer is inside every one of us, I believe. If the circumstances are as such, and we have a choice to live or die, we will choose life.

Everest sees her beautiful daughter is gone and an almost catatonic, angry, hurt girl has taken over.

So Everest chooses life....or is it death? 

I try to review every book of fiction that I read. Thanks to Ms Williams Marks for allowing me to read this one. I highly recommend this book, especially to thriller fans.

Nicollette B. ★★★★★

I am highly impressed with the writing and storyline. Cadence always knew she was different she just didn't know how different. Her life was changed in a single night while going to an Eidolon Festival with her friends. That night she discovers the truth that vampires do exist and the truth about her family heritage. She must now decide if she wants to follow that heritage or just be a normal human but the lure of the leader Aaron is to tempting to ignore. I received this book via Vibe Reviews and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

Lyn. ★★★★★

The beginning of a really sick series.   Think "Saw/Survivor"  Can't wait for more

Billie W. ★★★★★

A cursed prince. A vain beauty. Glory is the seventh daughter of Balthazar, High King of the Twelve Kingdoms. Glory hopes that - of all her sisters - she can escape the fate of a loveless marriage. But on the night she plans to elope with the royal falconer, her world comes crashing down: Her father announces Glory's betrothal to Eoghan of the Blood Realm - a prince no one has ever seen. The prince is said to be a recluse, cursed and deformed by the gods for the sins of his power-hungry father. Yet when Glory is trapped in Blackthorn Keep she discovers that not everything is what she expected. An insulting gryphon, a persistent ghost, and a secret plan to usurp the prince keep Glory reeling. Can she overcome her vanity to learn that what you want isn’t necessarily what you need—and save the cursed prince?

The Subtle Beauty is a twist on the classic Beauty & The Beast tale.
There was royalty, mystical creatures, romance, war, magic, danger lurking in the shadows, and an ending that totally surprised me.
The author went into great detail about the curse background which was great.
I enjoyed the characters and the world creation.
Found this very well written.
Really enjoyed.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I also purchased my copy

Lyn. ★★★★★

You get to know the characters in #2 and you learn to hate the main one more. Just when I think the author has reached the limit she finds a way to shock us more. Moved a little slower than #1 but probably due to character development.

Elsa H. ★★★★★

This book really tugged at my heart. Somehow the author managed to blend the violent, bloody world of drugs and their effect on people with a human side that at times were so sad I found myself crying.

We often think of dealers as monsters. They're not, most of them look like someone's kid. Someone's brother, sister. And then the ugly truth that lurks around them, addicts and the way these people are treated.

It's a sad and very human story. Characters are very believable, especially Nate, who does not shy away from doing drugs and drinking whilst being a police officer.

Until someone kidnaps his half sister whilst he is busy with a huge undercover operation in the drug underworld.

I would love to read more books by Mr Valentine. I like the way he writes about real people with flaws and how they struggle through life, together.

Thank you to Vibrant Designs for this opportunity to get to know his books.

Adam R. ★★★★★

A wonderful story. One that will have you not putting it down until you've finished the book. I anxiously await the next book in the series. 

Candence M. ★★★★★

This book was not what I usually read but I liked it very much. I can’t wait to read the next book and see how this story continues.

Linda W. ★★★★★

I was drawn into the storyline from page one right up to the last. Great charters and great action and adventure.

Lyn. ★★★★

I think this author needs a new classification.  Its beyond horror.    Good read and I will follow the series.

Capryce M. ★★★★

The best horror book I've ever read! Mainly because I believe I could see someone out there doing this. Scary!! I will be reading this whole series for sure. Great read!

Debra T. ★★★★★

I love this book. I couldn’t put down. If you haven’t already, read this book.

Mick D. ★★★★★

Maddie was abducted 20 years ago by a serial killer. Somehow she managed to escape and kill the perp, but she can't remember anything from the week she was held captive. She doesn't have a single memory between being pulled into the car and running for her life in the woods. On top of that, she's suffering from Capgras, a disorder that makes you think that people around you are imposters. So she knows that she can't always trust her own eyes and she has medication that keeps her illness under control. Suddenly she starts seeing her abductor on different places in town, and she has doubts about the new prescription pills that look different from the ones she used some years ago. Then, her own 16-year-old daughter disappears....
This is a 1st class psychological thriller, it blows your mind. The story is extremely well told and very cleverly broken into bite-sized bits of information that lead you in all directions, depending on which and how they're combined. This book was absolutely fantastic and cost me hours of sleep. I just couldn't put it down until I figured it all out. And that was impossible. Although seeing some of the storylines coming, there were so many twists and turns and red herrings pointing in the wrong direction that you have to read until the last line.
I received a free ARC of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

Travis P. ★★★★★

This is a very sick and twisted book. NOT for children or the squeamish. I really liked it and finished it in a few hours. It reminded me a little of Dexter and a little of the Punisher. Sly, the main character, likes to torture and kill those he feels are deserving. Cheaters, wife-beaters, etc. Sly has a set of rules to protect himself from getting caught during his "hobby." If you are a little (or a lot) sick in the head you will probably enjoy this. I want to read the next one, this does not end on a cliffhanger but there is a lot of potential for more stories.

Elsa H. ★★★★★

A gritty fast paced, action thriller, set in Scotland.
This is a quick read that you won't want to put down until the end.
Jake Murray is the new PI in town (unlicensed, unamused and undaunted). His old school teacher asks him to find a missing schoolgirl. At first, Jake is a bit hesitant but he soon learns the flourishing sex trade is grooming girls and then they are used for filming, prostitution and eventually handed out to other places...

He finds out that this girl is mentally challenged and this makes him more determined because he learns that a violent local gang has its tentacles very deep into sex trafficking.

And so the action starts, with twists and turns that lead to an old family home on the cliffs. Where all hell breaks loose.

The author writes well and Jake as a character is so well developed I can almost see him. I believe if this is the start of a series of novellas about Jake, it will only get better. I highly recommend this novella.

Thanks to Alex Mahon and Vibrant Designs for allowing m to read this book. I try to review every book I read.

Mick D. ★★★★

This book starts off with the introduction of Sly Verdict, a very succsesfull realtor who's best friends with the sheriff and his lovely sister, and his unwilling guest, Chester. Unwilling? Yes he's been abducted and now held prisoner underneath the guesthouse. In the first chapters we witness the gruesome torture and murder of Chester before he's fed to the pigs. Sly has a hobby! But he's not just any serial killer, he's got a set of rules and only takes the (according to himself) unwanted elements out of society... .

This serial is definetly not for the fainthearted as the various acts of violence, sex and torture are meticuosly described in gruesome details. And despite this, there are several moments where you can almost feel sympathy for the killer because of the nasty character of the victims. But of course I can't condone anyone taking the law into their own hands. Apart from that he's not consistent in his criteria: adultery?, hunting? If anything this book is fast-paced and the body-count soon runs up.

This book 's a quick read with 104 pages and ends in a cliffhanger so you have to wait for the next installment in the serial to find out where it all ends.

I received a free ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Jane C. ★★★★★

Absolutely loved this book and the characters that are all the way through the book. The travels these characters took and the people they met along the way the way the author wrote this made you feel like you were there all the way. When you start reading this you won't want to put it seat and I know the emotional connection with these characters are amazing and I know I'm going to hope that the next book will be just as good of not better... 

Tina ★★★★★

Absolutely awesome book, loved it, well written, great characters, awesome storytelling, and funny too.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
 

Patricia ★★★★★

Really enjoyed the book. Was kind of a slow starter but once you read a chapter or two it got more exciting. Thanks for allowing me to read it early and I would recommend this book.

Tamara d. ★★★★★

When first reading about a new Society I like to have a map that I can refer to. It doesn't necessarily need to be amount of land, it can be a map of the people that I'm going to read about. I like to be able to look back and reference people as they come up in the storyline.

When we first meet Rayah in the Lighter Nation of Lytonia, all of the background information gets a little confusing. As the story moves on, it gets easier to navigate. It's very easy to empathize with Rayah in all the situations that befall her. You can feel her fear, her anger, her frustration and her sadness. You want to save her, take her home and make her safe.

When Rayah meets Soren, you want her to stay with him, to be safe and happy with him. It's easy to tell from the writing that Soren knows more about Rayah than he lets be known, simply guiding her and showing her that there is much more to her than she or anyone else believes.

As the antagonist of the story, Artemis is perfect. We want to hate him, right from the start. I can't wait to continue reading to see his character develop, whether he gets darker or lighter in his development, I can only guess.

Fantasy readers, teen and young adult readers, and scifi readers will easily be drawn to keep reading this book, and the ones that continue the story to its completion.

Gchat M. ★★★★


When Anna becomes the substitute heiress, she feels she has everything she has always dreamt of. But soon she must choose. Continuing with the comforts of her inheritance, would mean giving up the one thing she has come to desire so much. 

The interesting story, coupled with an easy style of narration makes the book a delightful read.

Catherine P. ★★★★★

This book was amazing. I was hooked from page one and my interested was held throughout the book. Many of the people I was able to foreshadow, but this did not detract from the book. There were also many situations that held mystery until the very end. I am not much of a mystery reader, but I would definitely suggest this book to anyone who would like to try something new.
 

Julia w. ★★★★

This was a fun read. A lighthearted story with a likeable main character, little teases at a paranormal background and a good amount of suspense. I feel like this could be a good start to a new (for me) YA series. However it was a little fast-paced, so that there wasn't too much room for character development. But that might change with the next book in the series. So I'm excited for book #2.

Tracy J. ★★★★★

great story,left me wanting more by him is a must read.

Lyn. ★★★★★

Just when you think nothing "more" gruesome can show up, here comes Sea. A couple of totally unexpected twists in this one.

Aron L. ★★★★★

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest, voluntary review.

I really enjoyed the world this author created. It's written in first person POV, in a similar style as many popular YA dystopian books, but the main character is a couple years older. The story, and the way the characters were classified, reminded me of Alexandra Bracken's "The Darkest Minds" series in some ways.

The point of view character, Rayah, is a very likable character, and the author puts her through hell. She's this universe's equivalent of a muggle, because she's stuck at “level one.” I even enjoyed some of the villains, like Artemis, because they are truly despicable.

I will admit that the book doesn't have the happiest of endings, and it kind of demands that you read the next book (which I will definitely be doing). All in all, a good read. Well done Ms. Hawkins. 

Nancy R. ★★★★

I like that everything isn't HEA. I would have liked more explanation of their society. I liked the premise and enjoyed the book enough to go on to the second story. If you liked Hunger Games, Maze Runner, or Divergent series, you will probably like this series.

Scarolet E. ★★★★

Dancing in Valhalla: and other twisted tales of music, magick, mayhem & murder (Burning Books Book 2) by John West is a great story to read. I recommend this story to all.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

Mick D. ★★★★

Sly's purpose in life is to kill worthless people (what he considers as such). He takes his hobby to the next level. After eating his favorite man-eating pig, he decides to dine on his next victim.
Cindy, sister of his best friend, sheriff Edward, is gonna stay in his guest house for a while and he has to put his hobby on hold. Or not? 
Officer Williams, brother in law of a previous victim, doesn't give up watching him, despite a restraining order and being fired. ...
Is Sly taking too many risks? Will he be exposed?
Wow, there's definitely a few unexpected surprises in this book. It's a quick, short read but a hefty gruesome one. Be warned.
I thank Sea for a free arc from this book and this is my honest review.

Travis P. ★★★★

This is certainly an interesting collection of stories. The great thing about anthologies is you are bound to like at least a few. I liked quite a few of them. The only thing that annoyed me in some of the stories was the south African slang. It wasn't in all of them but a lot of the Valhalla stories (which take place in South Africa) did. I was able to figure out most from context but some I never figured out. Boet means brother in case you were wondering. Still really good stories. I liked the last story about the shrunken heads best. The one about the soup was really good also. These are definitely not stories for children. Some very intense stuff in these stories.

Joel H. ★★★★★


Loved the great description of the blood and gore. Also loved how the characters were developed and the physical description of them. The plot was good, but a little bit predictable.

Tamara D. ★★★★★

The intimate scenes in this book are delicious! They bring you in, hold you, and carry you away. It is easy to follow the scene and feel what the characters feel.


I love that the readers know the secret long before anyone in the book does, yet it keeps it enough at bay to not flip ahead to confirm and find out more details. 


There is much to use to carry on this series, and it is wonderful knowing there is more to look forward to. 


I read this as a stand-alone book, not having read the first, but now I want to know what I have missed out on.

Joel h. ★★★★★

Loved the blood and gore. Great description. Sly is a real psycho.

Amber R. ★★★★★

 This was my first read from this author and I have to say it was absolutely incredible! I was completely hooked from start to finish!

Billie W. ★★★★★

This is a good fantasy read with magic and demons along with some rock and roll.
Good characters that have been fleshed out well and are interesting.
Enjoyable plot and story line that keeps you turning the pages.
Good enjoyable all around read for a first novel.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
 

Catherine P. ★★★

This book was good and extremely well written. The reason I didn't give it a higher score was because the plot is not original. I could foreshadow all that was going to happen. A few things within the book that I didn't think were realistic were there is a complete stranger in her home and he and Megan had a spat, but she responded as if it was commonplace. I also didn't like that Megan forgave Jeffrey from one chapter to the next. It wasn't realistic. And lastly the couple is around 45 years old and she's pregnant. What?!

Adam R. ★★★★★

I received a copy of this to review. When I first started reading this book was on day after work. It only took me a short time to get through it. It keeps a quick pace and just when it has you hooked and starts to reel you in... The first book ends. Look forward to getting the second book and continuing the journey.

Tina. ★★★★★

A great shifter romance that will stick with you. A must-read book that is well written with wonderful characters.

I received a free copy of this book. This review was posted voluntarily.

Elsa H. ★★★★★

Oh my. He's not joking - very twisted and vengeful and even sad (the teenagers in Johannesburg).

I'm always happy to read South African writers' books. Good to see them anywhere! 

The title is very interesting. Valhalla is a suburbish place near Pretoria, South Africa. And heaven to Nordic mythology. And hell, in this book.
My favourite story is Dancing in Valhalla, and it took me back many years with the slang of the 80's. I haven't heard "china" "bra" and "check me" for a very long time!

I found this story of love and drugs and teenagers trying to survive their bad choices incredibly sad and beautiful at the same time. 
Please Mr West, write a novella like this? 

The devil's disciplinary is quite unique, and I thoroughly enjoyed the revenge of the dessert. Overall a good read if you like twisted with bits of reality and horror thrown in for good measure. 

I received a copy of this book from Vibe Reviews and I try to review every book I read.

Scarlet E.  ★★★★★

Finding Faith (A Dragon's Fated Heart Book 2) by Beverly Ovalle is a wonderful story to read. This is book number two writen by a brand new author for me to read and I highly recommend this story to all.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

Madhu  ★★★

The dark knight leads a merciless army to challenge the king. As they pass from one town to another, they kill, burn and destroy everything. 

Kizzie is a barmaid who lives with her mother. When she hears of the invasion, she is not sure if she should leave or stay. Who will influence her most -

- her mother who is leaving. 
- her love, the stable boy, who is leaving. 
- the mage, who has helped her on more than one occasion, but is leaving. 
- or an old rowdy swordsman, who is training her to use weapons, but who is staying. 

A twist towards the end adds a new dimension to the story. 

An adult fantasy for light reading. 

Rating - 3.5/5

Lyn ★★★★★

This author has stayed true to twisted horror and still weaves a plot into it.  The thought of combining the realtor and TV producer has me shaking my head...DO NOT want to wait for the next series.

Billie W. ★★★★★

When everyone wears a masque, anyone could be a killer
In a future where everyone wears a masque, no one needs a phone, a credit card, or any ID. The masque itself is everything to everyone.
But as exquisite as a masque might be, it can’t keep you safe. Nothing can. Nothing will.
And when everyone wears a masque, anyone could be a killer.
Now it’s up to Chief Inspector McNair and his team of dedicated experts to find that killer. They must uncover the secrets and lies that dwell inside every beautiful masque. And they’ll stop at nothing until they find the truth—no matter how ugly it turns out to be.

This was a very interesting read for me.
I like the idea behind the plot and story line with the masque of what it hides.
Really well written characters that were interesting to read about and follow.
Interesting world building and history behind the story.
Even in this futuristic story you still have the levels of society with the masque for everyone.
Really enjoyed reading.
Recommend reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Vi B. ★★★

Futuristic fantasy romance! After the apocalypse, life is dull and boring for Faith; until she sees her sister, Hope, taken by dragons. Dragons! She sets off to find her, while someone else follows her.

A good premise and story. The romance was lost too soon to hot and heavy sex. I was just getting to know the characters when the book ended. (Didn't read first book in series so that could have caused the disconnect.) Would like to read another book by the author. 2 1/2 stars.
Voluntarily read ARC for honest review

Ingrid V. ★★★★★

A story that could have just happened .....

Nate and his half-sister Ruby grow up with their grandmother because both parents are unable to raise them. Life is hard and they don't have much, but they do have each other. Nate also continues to care for and around his sister when they are adults. Nate has managed to stay on the right track and has started working for the police.

Ruby disappears from her house and Nate is convinced that she has been kidnapped. He does everything he can to find her back, but he must also properly carry out his work as a police officer; he has just been promoted to detective.

A story with strong personalities and very realistic. Growing up in a youth with poverty and where drugs and alcohol are a habit leaves its mark. I could empathize with Nate's life and his fight to be and stay good. Sideways there is also a romance between him and his police partner. 

Ingrid V. ★★★★★

Wow, what a well put together story that made me shiver!

Natalia wants a better life for herself than on her family's farm. Together with a friend from the village she goes to Italy to work as a waitress ..... at least, that's what they are promised. Instead, they travel to Turkey with a few young women and are sold to a man and forced into prostitution. Natalia does not lose her will to fight and looks for opportunities to escape. If her girlfriend is forced into an abortion and dies as a result of blood loss, the limit has been reached for her. She manages to escape and she goes back to her family. She keeps looking over her shoulder, afraid of retaliation ...... and rightly so ...... her sister is kidnapped and Natalia will save her at all costs.

How many women has this happened to? Trafficking in women is perhaps one of the largest "markets" that criminals engage in and earn a lot of money at the expense of women. Great to read how one of these women turns against these criminals and overcomes!

Thank you for sharing this story. I highly recommend everyone to read this book. The power of a woman is clearly evident in this, despite everything being done to her.

power of a woman is clearly evident in this, despite everything being done to her.

Mick D. ★★★★

In this world, everybody wears a masque and couples of decades may never have seen each other's actual face, or children their parents'. Inside those masques are several 'integrated circuits' that make you smarter, wittier, better informed, trendsetter. It took me a while before I really got all of this and it could have been explained a lot quicker and efficient than it's done now. About 1/3 of the book before the crime 's committed and the investigation starts.

I liked the story and it is a good concept, but the book would have benefited from a strict editor. Because there are too many sidetracks that divert from the story itself. I love those background and love stories about the characters, but I think it better to limit it to a few main actors than do it for the whole cast. As it stands now, it clutters the story. I wouldn't want to be the one to wield that axe because those stories are adorable.
The manner in which the investigation is conducted also raises several questions. Their main procedure seems to be: lock up your suspect and accuse him/her of being the killer, whether or not there's any evidence or likelihood.

Also, that little side story about the barn with extra-dimensional power is totally out of place in this setting. However, it may be an excellent premise for another book.
I received a free arc and this is my honest review.

Travis p. ★★★★★

This was an interesting and fast read. The main character, Oshin, dies very early in the book. She becomes a zombie yet still retains some of her memories and thoughts. She can tell she is losing herself and fears that soon she will be a mindless zombie. Oshin quickly learns there are worse things in the world than zombies. Oshin also discovers that she can even make friends with other zombies that have not completely turned. This was a pretty fast paced read with a very interesting concept. There are quite a few surprises and nothing is what it seems. Heroes might be villains and villains might be heroes. I was a little nervous near the end because I thought it might end in a cliffhanger. The book ends without a cliffhanger and there is a nice epilogue.

Julie W. ★★★★★

Damn, this was not what I expected and it was so good!

In a future where you have to earn as much Node Points as you can in your life to be comfortable in your afterlife, we follow an unlikely bounty hunter and a young rebel as they struggle and learn and ultimately try to make the world a better place.
I really liked the author's style and immensely enjoyed the story. I would love to read more about this world.

Tamara D. ★★★★

This book tugs at the heartstrings. It is so full of darkness, but with enough light to keep you reading. The trials of the young woman in this book are horrific, and her fellow people suffer worse than she does. How people can treat others like this astounds me. If people would read this book and understand that it simply doesn't matter what packaging we come in, that we are all the same underneath, the world would be a much better place! 

There are times in this book that I would like to strangle the author, and yet others that I want only to hug her, and cry with her. Astrid Jane Ray has a way with words that allows you to see and feel the emotions of her characters. 

I would like to see her beta team and her editor catch the numerous small mistakes that made me reread many sentences though, which is why I didn't give this wonderful book full stars.

Gchat M. ★★★★★

Elena swings between angry defiance and indifferent acceptance, when her captors continuously abuse her. She is often filled with a thirst for vengeance - for all the pain caused to her loved ones. The enemy is the powerful black army and its ruthless leader. Life, however, gifts Elena with something greater and now she cannot hate the one side, nor belong to the other. 

A poignant tale of love, hate and suffering - for a mature audience.

Adam R. ★★★★★

Again once I started to read this book I quickly read it. Once again right where everything comes to a boiling point the book ends. I can not wait until I pick up the third one.

Eubanks ★★★★★

This author has stayed true to twisted horror and still weaves a plot into it. The thought of combining the realtor and TV producer has me shaking my head...DO NOT want to wait for the next series!

Joy h. ★★★★

Raised Smart was a book that was obviously written by an author passionate about his subject matter. As a parent, I can definitely relate to Dalton's Smith desire to raise his daughter to the best of his and his wife's ability. He offers wonderful advice that can be implemented during pregnancy and throughout the life of the child. I appreciate all the effort Dalton Smith has taken in presenting his ideas for raising a girl. He definitely gives sound advice for everything from nutrition to ways to instruct children.

At times the writing was a bit stilted and in a few cases the wording was repetitive, but overall I would recommend this book for a father (or mother) who was looking for advice on how to best help their daughter (or even son) develop into her (or his) best self.
 

Kelly j. ★★★★

I have not read book one yet, so I don't have to read book one to really get book two.

The cover of this book is bright and stands out and I like it. 

The book starts off talking about main  character rayah getting tortured and is testing her fast healing. The book also talks about the gods of love, wrath and Kalison, three brothers who have to fight in the God realms a the winning brother will face there father kalsoton the god of destruction.

The book was good but I think I need to read the first book,  then read this book again. The book was also a easy read and hard to put down. Look forward to reading more  from destiny. I give this book 4/5 stars.

leilani A. ★★★★

It was a really good book. It was interesting, new, different! It sucked me in pretty quickly. I also liked how after you find out who the murderer is, the author takes the time to tie all the other bits of the story up.

I would have given it 5 stars had there been a little more explanation/story/lead up to some of the romantic pairings.
 

Leonara g. ★★★★

Reesa and Xander (our MCs in this adult novel of shifting POV {an unintentional but effective pun}) are complex, engaging, horny, intelligent and quick witted (and handed and footed). Did I mention horny? We learn at the beginning that they are each on missions of personal import when they approach a small town from opposite directions planning rest before continuing to destinations 60 and 100 miles beyond the town, still traveling in opposite directions. I found this suspicious. 

They have a strong attraction as soon as they meet, and our author wastes no time in developing that attraction into lust, and revealing more about her characters' backgrounds and what makes them what they are during this novel. The descriptions of their mindsets and actions as they initially tease, titillate, taunt, and tempt each other are so realistic and engaging that it is very easy to appreciate and sympathize with their feelings. 

This book was a "maintain focus, click next page as quickly as possible" read. Any further descriptions of their interactions and development would be unfairly spoiling for new readers. Suffice it to say that the villainy introduced in the preface will, of course, play a part, and there shall be an HFN, and the saga shall continue, but not necessarily with the same MCs.

I read this second book in the series without reading the introductory volume. I figured out that I had missed part of Reesa's (with certainty) character development. You should already know that I truly enjoyed this volume. I went back and grabbed the first volume, read it and am now rereading book two.


If you've read this far, I suggest that you look at the cover and try to figure some things out about the Tiger in the title. I tried and failed, but the process was fun. Is the tiger male or female? Is it colored black & white, or black, orange & white, or is an albino? Is it Siberian, Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, Bali, Caspian, or Javan? What's it's approximate age? All will be revealed in the text.
 

Marty G. ★★★

I liked the story and it was definitely worth reading. This is in spite of the way the story is presented, so kudos to Joan Wallace for keeping me interested to the end.
The chapter headings provide a time frame for the story but the constant to and fro from August to September was clumsy and unnecessary. It created constant interruptions to the plot, and not in a good way.
This is book 3 in the Kate Cavanaugh series. Not until Chapter Eight did this become clear. That's when Kate's business operation is first mentioned. I haven't read the first two books so was unaware of the existence of 'Cavanaugh Investigations and Inquiries'. Since it's pretty important later in the book, it would have been nice to have this explained much earlier. Especially when it turns out Kate's fiancee, Renato Lopez, is a policeman on leave from Miami PD. The fact that Renato and Kate have an easy relationship with the FBI, even when they're supposedly on holidays in France, is a stretch. Again, it appears the FBI relationship was established in the earlier book(s) but I can't believe their involvement in this (simple) murder would be warranted.
Character names are important for continuity. Jimmy Chan is a bad guy. Cousin James, frequently referred to as Jimmy, is just a naughty boy who also happens to be a British MP. It's an easy fix.

Scarolet E. ★★★★★

Destined (Circle Book 1)by M. A. I. Murray this is a wonderful story. This is book number one in this wonderful series writen by a brand new author for me to read. I highly recommend this story to everyone.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Jules ★★★★★

This book is exactly how fantasy books should be. I found myself immersed in this strange new world, hoping for more and more adventures. The end came way to soon and I'm now eagerly awaiting the next book. If you like fantasy, read this!

Tamara D. ★★★★

A love story for the ages. A young girl finds a boy in trouble, takes him home to help him get better and survive. Best friends, they eventually realize they love each other, and will do anything to stay together and keep that love alive. Many hardships come their way, but their love stays true. I'm saddened by where it ended, but only because I want to know what happens next

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