Silver Lining ~ Book Review


SIlver Lining

by Jill Sanders

Sarah has always been torn between two worlds—the carefree, easygoing world of her hippie mom, where life is all about helping others and building good karma, and the real world, with real responsibilities, like paying bills, and getting to work on time, values obviously gleaned from dad’s side of the family.
She has nothing but fond memories of her father. He was always there for her, and clearly loved her mother more than she thought possible, despite mom’s overtly eccentric behavior. Losing dad was tough, but Sarah’s been reduced to being the girl with the crazy mom, a reputation that’s not likely to increase her chances of landing her dream promotion at the resort across the bay. Especially with the new competition. Ben is an attractive, sophisticated, and savvy businessman, clearly there to destroy her chances of getting the job. Her luck couldn’t be worse.
With an obvious attraction and closeness forming between the two, Sarah discovers that Ben’s motives may not be as clear as she first thought. What’s he really doing there? Is she being played?
Benjamin Rothschild has come to the popular upscale resort strictly for business. There to evaluate Sarah for a new position, he can’t help being drawn in by her sensual charm and free-spirited nature. But for some reason, this passionate beauty has it out for him. What has he ever done to her?
With so much confusion and something obviously lost in the translation, he’ll have to do everything in his power to convince her that his intentions for her are true.

My Review: 4 Stars

I liked the story behind the story. The interaction between the characters was great. There was a little suspense. Things were laid out where the reader knew what was happening long before the characters.

Ben was my favorite character. I admired the way he went after the girl and still managed to keep things professional.

This book had a serious tone to it for me. It made me smile at times, but I didn’t laugh out loud or cry. This is a good book to cozy up with a nice cup of something warm.

***I reviewed this book on audible.  The narrator, Roy Samuelson, did a great job bringing out the characters.


Nox (The Royal Protector Academy #3) ~ Book Review

Nox (The Royal Protection Academy Book 3)

by Randi Cooley Wilson

Love has revived an ancient war
Jealousy has risen and torn lives apart
And one prophecy demands the ultimate sacrifice

What if rewriting your destiny means that you must sacrifice the one you love? Serena St. Michael has forsaken her future—for him. Tristan Gallagher has renounced the throne—for her. The Vergina Sun prophecy has been fulfilled, but at what cost? Their love has renewed an ancient war. With Serena gone, will Tristan save her in time? Or will the dark army of Diablo Fairies descend upon the Royal Protector Academy, destroying the London clan’s legacy and ending the existence of the gargoyle race forever?

Nox is the final novel in the Royal Protector Academy series. This dangerously exciting and darkly romantic conclusion will take your breath away. It can be read as a stand-alone trilogy or after the bestselling Revelation series. Intended for mature readers (18+) due to language, mild violence, and sexual situations.

The Royal Protector Academy novels are a serial trilogy meant to be read in order:
Vernal (Book #1)
Aequus (Book #2)
Nox (Book #3)

My Review: 5 Stars

Tristan & his raindrop are back at again; along with Zander, who makes everything more fun and exciting.  A twist here; a turn there.  Will the realms finally be joined or will everything Tristan worked so hard for crumble by the hands of his enemies?  You have to read to find out.

What a great ending to the series; and dare I say an opening to a spin-off.  Only time will tell.

The Empty Jar ~ Book Review

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by M. Leighton

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Three months touring Europe.
Romantic. Dazzling. Unforgettable.
The trip of a lifetime.

But some lifetimes are shorter…

We couldn’t have known it would work out this way. No one could. No one could’ve guessed that something so beautiful could be so tragic.

But it is tragic.
Yet so, so beautiful.

That’s what sacrifice is—beauty and tragedy.
It’s pain and suffering for something or someone you love.

And this is the ultimate sacrifice.
One stunning act of true love.

This is our story.
Our true love story.

My Review: 5+ Stars

***Trigger Warning: For anyone who has ever watched a love one suffer.

I’ve had this sitting on my TBR shelf since it’s release and I finally decided to open it up and read it.  It’s now on my list of favorites.  If I could give it six or even seven stars, I would.

In the midst of all the sadness contained within this novel, there was also so much joy and happiness.  I read every word of this book, from the cover page to the links and I loved every word.  From the beginning I knew I would need a whole lot of tissues.  This book hit home for me because I too have watched events in my life happen in eerily similar ways; first with my father and again with my grandparents.  It’s not easy, but moments shared are so precious and I cherish every one down to the last.

I recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t mind a good cry, a few laughs and an epic love story. You won’t regret the time spent reading it.

Note to the Author, M. Leighton; if you should ever read this: I want to personally thank you for sharing your story with me.  It touched me in ways I will never forget.


Deathtrap ~ Book Review

51v5hpXnYQLDeathtrap (Crossbreed Series Book 3)

by Dannika Dark

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For Raven Black, hunting criminals is second nature. So is denial. It’s not easy moving forward with one foot stuck in the past. But a new case offers her a much-needed distraction when Keystone accepts their toughest assignment yet—to track down an elusive criminal who’s selling children on the black market.

Their investigation leads them deep into the underbelly of the Breed world, a place both treacherous and enticing. With no room for mistakes, Raven makes a tough decision to lock the door to her past before it interferes with her job. The only trouble? Christian holds the key.

The stakes are high, and a shocking twist turns everything on its head. Will they catch this criminal before more lives are lost? Find out in the latest edge-of-your-seat installment of the Crossbreed series.


My Review: 5 Stars

I listened to this book on Audible.

The narrator was great as always. The team is back at it again. They have a brand new case that leads to a surprise you won’t see coming. Raven and Christian are learning how to become better team mates. There are lots of twists and turns in this one that you are sure to enjoy. Message to book #4: I’ll be waiting.


Ravenheart ~ Book Review

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by Dannika Dark

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Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn’t a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone’s next assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one.

Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer. In order to catch him, Raven and Christian embark on a mission that takes their partnership into uncharted waters. Lives are at stake. Can Raven trust her instincts, or will she fall into a web spun from lies and deceit?

Time is running out in this pulse-pounding tale of dark secrets, murder, and forbidden desires.

My Review: 4 Stars

I listened to this book on Audible.  Loved the narrator.

Raven is new to the team and about to take on her first official case. Enjoyable read but a little slow moving for me. The story was still interesting despite the tempo.  The characters certainly keep you guessing.  I like to think of this book as the calm before the storm. The mood has now been set, the suspense built and now I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.


Aequus ~ Book Review

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by Randi Cooley Wilson

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Serenity is being with the one you love.
Despair is being kept apart.
After the rain comes the war.

What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? For Serena St. Michael and Tristan Gallagher, this is reality. Tristan has accepted his impending nuptials. He’s returned to his realm and his betrothed. Their unification will create peace. Serena is still struggling with her protector’s choice. With a firm resolve, she will forsake her own future in order to save him. Their love will trigger an ancient war. Can Serena and Tristan rewrite their destinies? Or will the Vergina Sun prophecy be fulfilled, and the lovers fall to fate? Welcome back to the Royal Protector Academy.

*****2017 UTOPiA Award Nominee for Best Bestie or Buddy*****

Aequus is the second novel in the Royal Protector Academy series. This dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale will take your breath away. It can be read as a stand-alone trilogy, or after the bestselling Revelation series. Intended for mature readers 18+ due to language, mild violence, and sexual situations.

The Royal Protector Academy novels are a serial trilogy meant to be read in order:
VERNAL (Book #1)
AEQUUS (Book #2)
NOX (Book #3)

My Review: 5 Stars

What can I say about Tristan and his Raindrop? They’re still adorable and both as stubborn and strong willed as ever.  I loved that a little more of Zander was revealed in this book.  Bets are wagered, promises are made and lives lost.  My heart ached and swelled, and my eyes struggled to hold back tears.  I loved this monster of a cliffhanger.

The good new is…there’s only 15 more days until the finale.  I’m counting down the days.



Stolas ~ Book Review

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by Randi Cooley Wilson

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An ancient legend draws them together.
His dark soul will tear them apart.
Sometimes the only fairytales that exist are the dark ones.

For the past two years, Hope Annandale has fought to hold onto her sanity. Plagued by voices and visions, she struggles to understand what’s real, and what’s an illusion. As the lines between reality and hallucination blur, Hope discovers things that shouldn’t be real, suddenly exist. When Hope’s world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death. And the only one who can save her is the dangerously attractive demon prince, who is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. The fate Stone has fought to escape is here. With destiny on one side, and desire on the other, Stone must protect Hope from the one thing he can’t hide from, his birthright.

What if the one person you were meant to be with could never be yours? Stolas, the first novel in the Dark Soul series is a riveting tale of passion, danger and forbidden love. Intended for mature readers 18+ due to language, violence, sexual situations and dark themes.

My Review: 5+ Stars

Stolas is a brooding beast who becomes an unlikely savior.  Hope is his lifeline between two worlds.  I loved the interaction between the lead and supporting characters.  The world building was phenomenal.  I felt like I was in the scenes.  I was drawn in from the first word to the last and by the end I was left wondering if it was all just a dream.

Just a warning, there is a cliffhanger.  I really hope the next book in the series is not far behind.  The author has managed to leave me stumped once again, but it’s such sweet torture.  If you haven’t read this book yet, you really should!  You won’t be disappointed.


Submerge ~ Book Review

TEastonSubmerge by Tobie Easton

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Lia and Clay’s love has broken the Little Mermaid’s curse, but their ever after may not be as happy as they planned. Lia is adamant about staying on land with Clay for her senior year despite her family’s opportunity to move to the new, sparkling capital city below the waves. Before any decision about the future can be made, her family must endure Melusine and her father’s trial, where new revelations will have far-reaching consequences that threaten what Lia holds most dear.

The verdict will shake Lia’s whole world, calling into question her future with Clay, her feelings for Caspian, and the fate of all Merkind. As she wonders whom to trust, Lia sets out on a treacherous path that will lead her away from her sheltered Malibu home to a remote and mysterious school for Mermaids—Mermaids who may hold the secret to ancient magic Lia can use to either get back all she’s lost or embark on a thrilling and dangerous journey where only she can define her fate.

Submerge is the exciting and magical sequel to Emerge, Book 2 in the Mer Chronicles series by Tobie Easton.

My Review: 4.5 Stars

I wasn’t expecting this book to be as engaging as the first.  I was definitely surprised.  There is a steady build of suspense and the characters are increasingly developing into their own.  We learn a little more about the mermaid culture here and just when you think you know, there is a twist.  There is not a dull scene from one world to the next and I can’t wait to see where the next episode takes me. Great writing Tobie Easton!


Full Package ~ Book Review

LBlakelyFull Package by Lauren Blakely

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I’ve been told I have quite a gift.

Hey, I don’t just mean in my pants. I’ve got a big brain too, and a huge heart of gold. And I like to use all my gifts to the fullest, the package included. Life is smooth sailing….

Until I find myself stuck between a rock and a sexy roommate, which makes for one very hard…place.

Because scoring an apartment in this city is harder than finding true love. So even if I have to shack up with my buddy’s smoking hot and incredibly amazing little sister, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

I can resist Josie. I’m disciplined, I’m focused, and I keep my hands to myself, even in the mere five-hundred square feet we share. Until the one night she insists on sliding under the covers with me. It’ll help her sleep after what happened that day, she says.

Spoiler–neither one of us sleeps. 

Did I mention she’s also one of my best friends? That she’s brilliant, beautiful and a total firecracker? Guess that makes her the full package too.

What’s a man stuck in a hard place to do?

FULL PACKAGE is a standalone friends-to-lovers rom-com!

My Review: 4 Stars

Josie & Chase are so cute.  This is a best friends to lovers and a friends little sister story.  Double the fun and lots of playful banter.  There are some scenes hot enough to melt your socks off, so readers beware.  Overall, I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author.


Reconstructed ~ Book Review

TBlackReconstructed by Tasha Black

Some heroes aren’t born…they’re built.

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Westley Worthington has it all. Piles of money, good looks, a head for business, and a seemingly limitless supply of women who want to please him. And that’s just the way he likes it. Until a brush with death causes him to rethink his priorities, and consider someone besides himself for the first time in his privileged life.

Cordelia Cross has never had it easy. Her duty to her family has her working as an assistant to a man she hates just to pay her sister’s medical bills. When her arrogant boss alienates his last true friend, she finds herself promoted from schedule-managing coffee grabber, to the newest member of West’s inner circle.

Tempers, and passions, ignite as the two start spending time together, until a shocking accident puts their newfound attraction on ice. When West is faced with the toughest trial of his life, Cordelia helps him realize that he has all the tools he needs to be a force for justice.

Together, they must turn West into the hero no one ever thought he could be.

Reconstructed is part one of Building a Hero, a billionaire superhero romance trilogy from bestselling author Tasha Black.

My Review: 4 Stars

I’ll admit I was a little put off by the lead male, Wesley, in this story…at first.  As I read and witnessed Wesley and Cordelia’s relationship grow, I started to open up to him.  He is so full of himself and has no patience or respect for anyone.  Spending time with Cordelia causes him to change the way he thinks about things.  He goes from the unlikely, to likely hero and that alone kept me drawn in.  I look forward to the next book in the series.