139. Night Unbound by Diane Duvall

I have just found this series by Diane. I’m 4 books late but I like this book. Diane has a real job keeping her story and characters straight in her memory. She has Incas, Egyptians, Aliens and Immortals all over the place. I caught on quick and soon figured out who is good and who is not so good. The romance between Zack and Lisette made the story as it was intended to. This is a true paranormal and I would recommend it to anyone to read. I hope to get the first books of this series. Enjoy your read! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

138. Shatter by Erin McCarthy. Not an under 18 book

I liked this book. I always seem to pick out stories that grab my heart. This is another one. It took me a long way back to my college days. Erin brought us some special people. Kylie about broke my heart. She had more personal disasters than one girl should. Flunking Chemistry introduces her to Jonathon, the Chemistry geek. He tutors her so she can pass. Kylie lives with friends and boy will she need their help. She and Jonathon get together but there is always something in the way. I had to stop y and walk away for awhile. It pulled me back to it. Please read this book. There are lots of spoilers here y read to see how it all comes to a finish. Enjoy this book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

136. Broken by Lauren Layne

Lauren, you have done it to me again! You have squeezed my heart and soul until you released it at the end of this story. I think these are your best characters,yet not to forget the storyline. This book was so very real I almost felt like I was eavesdropping. Paul just devastated me as I know there are real people in his shoes. I hope you have stock in tissues. It was deep to follow Paul and Olivia working to fix their broken souls. You put them together. I would recommend this to any adult who likes romance stories. Readers, you should grab this book and sit back for a ride. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

137. Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt. Not for under 18 readers

I was hooked by Jamie’s Club Inferno series-again! I can’t put these books down. They set the hook and you are caught. She has a true knack at bringing her people alive with both the good and the bad. Colleen owns the Club Inferno. She had found her love in an older man, Alfie. Mallory has found her Max. I wondered who would Anya get. She had an Italian Count but his momma made him drop her. Then along comes Clint who she has been watching from afar. This isn’t for the kids! There is a lot of sex. There are plenty of plot u-turns in this story to keep your attention working. Please snag this book quickly and then read the first books too. Enjoy this book! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

135. Beauty’ s Beast by Amanda Ashley

I have several of Amanda’s books and I am glad I chose to review this one. I like her fantasy-paranormal stories. This is a nice version of Beauty and the Beast. Erik Trevayne never wanted to become Lord Hawksbridge. His first wife died at childbirth as did her baby. Charmain, her mother, is a witch and puts a curse on Erik for killing her daughter. Go ahead 4 years later and he (spoiler) finds a girl, Kristine, to marry to get his heir. His curse is affecting him and he doesn’t want to become close to Kristine. There are lots of tense moments between them. No spoiler but there is a twist or two near the end. I fell in love with Kristine and Erik. They were just so vulnerable. Please read this book. It’s hard to put down. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

134. Play Date by Kate Donovan. Adult themes

This was a good story. The main focus is football. Luckily you don’t need to know the sport to enjoy this book. I only received this on the 28th from NetGalley but I couldn’t put it down so I’m not too late for a review. Vince Bannerman is one of the “Triple Threat” on his team. He is a major player off the field as well as on.Rachel teaches Kindergarten and doesn’t date much. She meets Vince at the wedding of John, the QB. It’s confusing here as Sean the kicker is her blind date but also part of the wedding party so she is on her own. That is where she hooks up with Vince, or Bam as he is also known. He has no problem with telling things as he sees them. There are a good many other stories all woven into Rachel and Vince’s story. This is a series but it works as a stand alone too. Please try this story. You won’t be let down. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

132. Not Quite a Wife by Mary Jo Putney

I like the Lost Lords series and this story fits right in. Mary Jo always has twists I never could think of and they work well with her people. I sort of expect to either be pulled into the book or they jump out to join me. The Lords were brought up in difficult modes as children. They are sent to Westerfield Academy to be brought up to snuff for the Ton. They remain friends. James married Laurel and when he killed an intruder in their house in front of her she bolts for the country. 10years later they meet when he is brought to her and her brother’s academy. They decide to try again and try hard to hold the vows they swore at their wedding. Please read this book. There is action, romance and friends to keep everyone grounded. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

132. The Arrow by Monica McCarty. Highlanders!

Monica has delivered another “pull you in” book. I love her Highlanders. Her books make you want to visit her story locations. She also studies her history to make her books the best for us. This is a very active book to read. Between battles, sword play and training there is room for romance. Cait has a secret-Robert the Bruce is her father. Gregor is part of Robert’s Highland Guard as an archer. He saved her when her village was destroyed and her mother was murdered. She has loved Gregor for 5 years and while he thinks of her as a little girl-she isn’t! She trains as a man and swears to avenge her mother. There are so many twists and turns you have to read closely to appreciate it. It will pull you in and feel like it is over way too soon. Enjoy! I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.

131. Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones. Over 18 Readers

I liked this story. I have read some others written by Lisa and I liked them. She develops some real gritty plots and they definitely are not for under 18 readers. She sure knows how to come up with headstrong yet fragile people to write about. Lauren is a Senator’s daughter who has a wicked step-mother with a strange evil step-brother. She wants her own merits to stay out of Daddy’s shadow. Royce has a security business with his 2 b,. He thought she was a spoiled brat but she shows him she isn’t. Royce is asked to protect her by her father. It was an anxious trip to the end. I changed villains several times and was still wrong. Try this book. It is a softer read of Lisa’s. I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.