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I started off my first review of the Grey Justice Series “Nothing To Lose”, with the following –

“Funny thing about humans is, at our best we can be the most noble of animals, but if not governed by law and justice, some tend to become the monsters of all monsters! Money, power and fame are not vices in the right hands, but once they get into the monsters’ hands, and innocent lives are at stake, it’s a different ball game.” A ball game that doesn’t differentiate between family and the community.

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And the domino affect of this is the premise of Christy Reece’s Gray Justice Series, as it follows the Slaters and their rise from ashes of evil to a life of redemption and love, with the powerful Grey Justice at the helm, and to protect and serve and bring justice to the innocents that are pawns in the evil game of power, cartels and supremacy.

Exonerating the false charges that landed Johan Slater in prison, sharing the same DNA of a monster father and a sibling that have been slain to ashes, Jonah Slater is flying on the wings of vengeance to bring justice to his murdered fiancée. Keeping Gabriella Mendoza safe from her cartel family is just another job to keep him occupied, never realizing that destiny is in his home. And he falls in love with a warrior woman, with a kind and tender heart.

Planning her own abduction from her cartel family takes courage and patience and Gabriella has been trained very well to endure and wait for the right moment. An act that is supported and run by Justice and the consequences of it lands her in the protection of Jonah Slater, before she can be acclimated into a new life with a new identity. The pain, the horror and the torture that Gabby endures in the hands of her carter family is unfathomable and she manages to escape with her positivity still intact.

Jonah Slater is intimidatingly large, surly and on occasion quite rude, and Gabby found him both fascinating and enormously attractive.”

Gabriella Mendoza had courage and them some! She was going to need every bit of it to deal with what came next.”

And that pretty much sums up these amazing characters created by Christy Reece. “Too Far Gone” is Gabriella’s story of survival, courage, tenacity, and patience, all wrapped up in a package of kindness, affection and selflessness. “Too Far Gone” is evil for Jonah and he’ll protect what belongs to him with his last breath.

And let me assure you that each book can be read as a standalone, but what fun is it not knowing how and where it had all begun…

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

It’s always a pleasure reading Nora Roberts and I will honestly admit that I can be totally biased where she is concerned. And in my opinion, no reviews can do justice to her stories.

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“Mind Over Matter” is a republish and it is very nice visiting her characters, David Brady and A.J. Fields, total opposites that destiny seems to bring them together. David’s search for a psychic to star in his paranormal documentary brings him to A.J. Fields, an agent. As they pit against each other during the interviews and the filming, sparks flare and so does love.

Nora Roberts is a master at weaving stories of intrigue and passion. Her flair of writing needs to be read to enjoy her art and every time I read an intimate scene in her books, it is a rhythm of passion and a lyric of love. I loved Aurora Fields as she tries to fend the attraction for David, and David himself is a worthy character of her love. Add in a couple of surprises and “Mind Over Matter” is a pleasure read of suspense, love and family.

Received an ARC from Harlequin Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.

Book two in Marina Adair’s Sequoia Lake series, Ford Jamison makes “Every Little Kiss” count to woo and protect Liv Preston and her adorable little boy.

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After her husband’s death Liv Preston moves to Sequoia Lake with her six year old for a fresh start and her main goal is to make sure her special needs son can transition into his new life and get back the smiles he seems to have lost. Working hard and trying to fight life’s everyday battles, Liv never saw the spark of second chance living right next door.

Head of the K-9 Division in Reno, Ford Jamison comes to Sequoia Lake to make sure the past that he cannot seem to forget is managing life alright. As a search and rescue member, he understands loss, gut instincts and rescues, but he never would have thought his heart would get in the way of his life, and the past would speed bump his future, with secrets that may take Liv and her little boy away from him.

Another heartwarming story from Marina Adair, “Every Little Kiss” is a beautiful story of second chances, redemption and the warmth of friendship and care, as serene and gorgeous as Sequoia Lake and it’s residents.

“Every Little Kiss” is sweet, filled with promise and a lifetime of love.

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley for an honest review.

Kyle Ames: Seduction. Pursuit

Hannah McIntire: Enticement. Temptation

And Sapphire Falls is witness to another romance. This time it is their very own and lovable doctor Kyle Ames and the woman who had left him a couple of years ago, Hannah McIntire and who is now back in Sapphire giving him nightmares of the erotic kind!

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Well-laid plans go awry. Kyle’s game of seduction and Hannah’s supposedly rejection of his pursuit falls apart as they both know that the love they feel for each other was never erased. With the “supportive” and “gentle” nudging of his friends, with romantic grandmothers thrown into the equation of bringing these two together, Kyle and Hannah never stood a chance of getting separated a second time round.

Erin Nicholas does what she is the best at; writing charismatic love stories in Sapphire Falls, a quintessential town with some sexy alphas and sassy heroines, lovable and warm elders and extended family that come for a visit and succumb to the magic of Sapphire Falls. What always gets me with her stories is her depth of portraying relationships. Be it humor and fun, love and care, support and friendship, they are all so well placed and eloquently written, it is very hard not to laugh and cry, sigh and gasp, frown and pout with her characters.

“After You” is a story of pursuit and seduction for Kyle and Hannah. And for the readers an enticement and temptation they can’t avoid.

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Susan Stoker is one fine writer that I was glad to have come upon and enjoyed reading her stories. From her Badge Of Honor Series, Delta Force Heroes Series to Seal Of Protection Series and now to Ace Security Series, I’ve literally enjoyed every single one of her books. “Protecting Caroline”, “Protecting Fiona” and “Protecting Alabama” are my top favorites of her books that I’ve visited innumerable times…chicken soup for the soul!!!

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“Claiming Alexis” is book two of the Ace Security Series, and is just as captivating and engrossing as her other works. As part of the Ace Security, Blake Anderson wants nothing more than to make their security company a success and protect and serve. But the new intern, Alexis Grant is giving him nightmares of the lust kind.

With a wealthy background that she doesn’t want to be a part of, Alexis Grant wants to prove that she can make it on her own, and she can make a very good undercover agent for Ace Security. As she goes undercover with a local gang that has deep roots, history and secrets that she needs to undercover to put an end to the gang.

And as always with these undercover jobs and as brave and courageous she is, the job becomes dangerous and she gets targeted for death. If Blake has anything to do about it, “Claiming Alexis” is on his game plan, and he’s going to make sure that the love of his life stays safe right next to him.

I just love Susan Stoker and her works. Her writing is intense, her characters charismatic, her plots entertaining and her narration are tight and emotionally charged to keep the readers engrossed and enthralled. And she’s one of those accomplished writers of shorter romances too.

For readers who haven’t read her, “Protecting Caroline” is free – a perfect opportunity to read Susan Stoker and enjoy her books – follow the link

Received an ARC from Montlake Romance, Amazon Digital Services LLC, via NetGalley for an honest review.

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