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review 2017-09-18 17:56
Christmas by the Sea: A Surf's Up Novella - Beth Wiseman

Christmas by the Sea: A Surf's Up Novella by Beth Wiseman
Have not read any books by this author and know I will seek them out for the future as I really enjoyed the read.
Seems to lifelike to me as the Galveston area just went through a cat 5 hurricane and left devastation to many for many months.
Book starts out with Parker and he's late leaving the island after evacuation is announced. He gets caught up and his leg is trapped under the rising water. He prays to God that he gets to see his son again and he hopes his deceased wife will be his guardian angel.
Book also follows Alexandria who's just leaving the area and notices the man and leaves her car, calls 911 for help and attempts to help him. Her father is not doing well and she knows it won't be long til he passes away.
She gets to him but is not able to free him and he tells her to go and don't look back as the last attempt for him to breathe has come and gone. EMT's do arrive in time but she's not able to accompany him to the hospital. Love that she stayed with him til he was free and she kept his mind off his troubles by talking about his family.
He also keeps her mind off things as she describes the Christmas holiday and eating fish tacos with her dad along the beach.
Story is so much like real life it is scary. She knows she will never see him again and him her as they don't even know each others last names.
Can't wait to read more from this author. Other books and excerpts are included at the end along with author bio information.
Received this review copy via Amazon from Story Cartel and this is my honest review.

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review 2017-09-17 16:59
Book Review For: 'Save Me' Lucy Leroux
Save Me: A Singular Obsession Novella - Lucy Leroux

'Save Me' Lucy Leroux is book 4.5 in the "Singular Obsession" series. This is the story of Eric and Andie. I have read the other books in this series but feel you can make this a standalone book. Also know that this book is apart of the 'Coming In Hot' Box Set but now it is released on its own now with this book. This is a second chance at love story for Eric and Andie.
Eric's life was gonna from bad to worse and he up and left it about 2 years ago leaving Andie. Eric was hooded on Gambling and Drink and lost his job. When his at his lowest point he is at Calen's Gambling Hall when he needs to save a life. Luckily he does and that changes everything for him. Calen takes him on and helps him to get better. Now after getting his life back he is still missing Andie and did try to make contact when he got out of Rehab but she wouldn't have anything to do with him. When he learns that she is in trouble he goes to help her which opens up old wounds for them. Andie is at her worst and is surprised to see Eric again after he up and left.
I love Ms. Leroux writing and this was a nice second chance at love story.
Singular Obsession Series:,
Book 1: Making Her His,
Book 1.5: Confiscating Charlie,
Book 2: Calen's Captive,
Book 3: Stolen Angel,
Book 4: The Roman's Woman,
Book 4.5: Save Me,
Take Me,
"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

Source: www.amazon.com/Save-Me-Singular-Obsession-Novella-ebook/dp/B075BLJJTJ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505661569&sr=1-1&keywords=Save+Me+Lucy+Leroux
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review 2017-09-17 15:06
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Bound No More: A Jane Yellowrock Novella - Audible Studios,Faith Hunter,Khristine Hvam

Since this seems to be the week for everyone telling me my reviews are stupid because I am stupid western woman, let me say I didn't read the other books in this series.

On one hand, I really like this. Jane Yellowrock is a very interesting character and the audio narration was brilliant. Yet I found myself getting increasing annoyed with the story. I am sorry but in the middle of a big fight you are going to take the time to describe what your partner is wearing? Seriously? Additionally, I kept getting told the same thing over and over. And finally, I am sick and tried of the all powerful Mary Sue. Jane was totally wonderfully until she bound Angie and then you were like WTF, how she do that. 

It's a shame really because Hunter has one of the best relationships between the human and the animal in any were or shifter story I have seen.

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review 2017-09-17 00:31
Second to None (Second Glances) by Nancy Herkness
Second to None (A Second Glances Novella) - Nancy Herkness


Longing was a key element that was for Max and Emily. For Max love came at a time when he could not act on his feelings.  The man who seemed to have it all together was internally falling apart.  Kate is a woman with a great deal of plans.  Her work helps her through loss and a sense of guilt that has haunted her every waking moment.  Dealing with her emotions has never come easy, but nothing worth having ever is.  Ms. Herkness is a crafty storyteller.  She weaves intricate tales that have emotionally challenging themes, but can seduce the most critical of skeptics to open up their hearts and minds to her brand of temptation.

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review 2017-09-16 18:32
REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - The Botanist: Short Story (The Sin Bin #2.5) by Dahlia Donovan
The Botanist: Short Story - Claire Smith,Hot Tree Editing,Dahlia Donovan
The Botanist is part of The Sin Bin series, and let me tell you, this may be classed as a short story, but it is full of everything you could wish for... apart from one thing, which I'll get to later!
Wyatt (Earp) Hardy is a Navy Seal, on a combined exercise with the UK. They come across a boat that shouldn't be there, and their scans reveal four bodies on-board, when there should only be one. It turns into a rescue mission, and Wyatt lays eyes on Aled for the first time. Aled has been tortured, and is in a state of shock. However, he is returned home, and Hamish and Wyatt hope that he will be okay.
He's not.
I am a long-term fan of Ms. Donovan's; she has never disappointed me with any of her stories - and trust me when I say this one is right up there! Wyatt is a giant of a man, with a heart to match. He wants to push Aled in some ways, but never bad ways. He goes above and beyond to do what he thinks will help. Aled, what a brave and courageous guy, even when he thinks he isn't. The rapport that these two have is off the charts, and I loved the pair of them.
With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, this was one helluva story that packs a mighty punch for being short. And that, right there, is the only problem I have with it! I NEEDED MORE!!!! I seriously wasn't ready for this book to be over. I loved every single word. There just weren't enough of them to please me
Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/09/review-tour-giveaway-botanist-short.html
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