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A first time read of a new author, Sundar Nathan, and Hindu mythology as the genre, can be interesting. Growing up on innumerable mythological stories, and our greatest epics to date, Ramayana and Mahabharata, “Prince Of Naraka” can be an enthralling read to people who find this genre absorbing and would like to know more of Hindu mythology.

As much as I loved coming across the names of various Gods and mythological creatures that I grew up reading in my childhood, the first book in the series is pretty lengthy for me. Sundar Nathan has grandiose imagination and his fascination for fantasy is an admirable trait as a writer,  and as a first time author has done an adequate narration, but I definitely would have preferred a reasonable length for his first introductory book in the series, for the readers to get used to the characters and the plot line of the story.

For a first time author, it is a decent start. It takes courage and perseverance to become an author and for that he gets my accolades.

For diverse and interested readers, a word of caution that this is a continuing plot line to be followed in future books in the series, and this story does have a lot of Indian dialect and vocabulary.

Katie Reus takes the readers back to Verona Bay, giving us another thrilling read as she brings Max Collins to Adeline Rodriguez. 

Max with his brothers is rooted in Verona Bay, and Adeline Rodriguez finally finds her roots in the small town as she makes a fresh start co-owning a pet grooming business. A small miscommunication leads to Adeline and Max staying under the same roof, and is a perfect intimate situation to spark the attraction between Max and Adeline into a fire. 

Life couldn’t be much more simple and romantic than this, but even small towns have their share of evil and danger. Max becomes entangled in a dangerous past that seems to threaten his family and loved ones, and Adeline has some secrets that not everyone is privy to. Max being the protector, becomes Adeline’s “Silent Protector”. But they have to work together to face this danger if they ever want to make a future with each other.

It’s always nice revisiting previous characters and Katie Reus always makes sure they make an appearance in future books in a series. Another quick and thrilling read that would appease any reader’s palette.

Received an ARC from KR Press, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.

Rachel Lacey starts a new series, Ms. Right, with the first book titled “Read Between The Lines”, with Rosie Taft and Jane Breslin navigating their love story. Book addict and bookstore owner Rosie Taft meets her online friend and favorite author Brie in the persona of Jane Breslin wherein her Dad’s company is responsible for demolishing the building that houses Rosie’s store. After several misunderstandings, insecurities and dates leads to Rosie and Jane finding their happily ever after. 

Somehow “Read Between The Lines”, did not deliver to me the complete prowess of Rachel Lacey. It is a good read albeit the chemistry and intensity that I normally enjoy in her books. I wish she had given more depth to her characters Rosie and Jane, and developed their relationship with more maturity as mature women. I actually had more fun with Lia than Jane and Rosie. But I also have to give credit to the way she played out the outing of Brie to her family. Seemed very practical and realistic. 

It’s a good romance read for sure and most readers would definitely enjoy the story. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy reading it, but I missed the Rachel Lacey magic that I enjoyed in her previous books.

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

Imperfections are what make us humans. No matter how far wrong we have gone, we can always turn around. Takes lot of courage, non-judgemental support and unconditional love to follow this path, and finding forgiveness from the places we hurt is the ultimate in redemption. 

Meet Chase Wilde. A warrior at heart, but fighting demons of the unthinkable. With stilted family dynamics, and trying to make a fresh start, he’s at the crossroads of his life. His saving grace is his adorable daughter and the mother of his child, Shelby Payne

Hardworking and a loving mother and with her heart belonging to Chase Wilde since she was a teenager, Shelby Payne is the ultimate crusader for Chase, supporting his struggles, and helping him chase his demons. With a troubled past of her own, yet with courage, she creates an intelligent and remarkable opportunity for Chase to come home – to a home, a family, and a chance to make a life of his own.

Both Shelby and Chase may be in love with each other, but they have shadows of evil dogging their backs and they need to put them to rest before they can become a family. Then and only then “Chase Wilde Comes Home”, truly and forever.

Jennifer Ryan always had an exceptional writing and narrative skill and no review will do justice to any of her books unless read in person. Her narrative always makes me emotional, be it a situation between a father and son, siblings or between lovers. They are poignant, realistic and so very true to the circumstances in the plot.  

She has set precedence to another intense series as the Wyoming Wildes take the readers on an exhilarating ride!!!

Chase Wilde Comes Home on March 29, 2022

Received an ARC from Avon And Harper Voyager via NetGalley

“Trusting Cassidy” is the last of the Silverstone Towing Series as the last man standing, Leo Zanardi, aka “Gramps”, gets a second chance at reclaiming his love.

Gramps and his teammates are tasked with rescuing his high school love, Cassidy Hewitt and her son from the clutches of a kingpin in Jamaica. Rescuing Cassidy may have gone according to plan, but for Cassidy and her son to live a normal life is a struggle as they are still hunted by evil they thought was behind them. It will take the entire Silverstone team and the courageous Cassidy to put an end to this danger, before Leo and she can make their dream of becoming a family, a reality.

I sure will miss this series, but I also cannot wait to read the next series of books that are coming from Susan Stoker.

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

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