Review of DEFENSIVE ZONE by Catherine Gayle 


Catherine Gayle gives readers the HOTTEST book yet in the Portland Storm series!!! The youngest of the Weber clan, Dani, is used to getting her way and she has her sites set on Cody “Harry” Williams. While her at times childish and bullish pursuit of Harry can be downright annoying, Dani’s character will grow on the reader as she grows and matures throughout the book. The steamy scenes between Dani and Harry will more than make up for any qualms about Dani’s character. Harry himself is a terrific character that the readers will LOVE. After being teased with his story in previous books, it was great to finally get a chance to see what makes him tick. Readers will enjoy finding out why Dani mentally calls him “Dirty Harry”. He lives up to his nickname. Definitely recommend!

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Portland Storm defenseman Cody “Harry” Williams owes his coach everything—especially for bailing him out of trouble in the past. It’s up to Cody to repay him by keeping his hands to himself around the coach’s sensual and mischievous daughter. All signs point to this task being easier said than done…

Up-and-coming fashion designer Dani Weber always gets what she wants—and she wants Cody Williams. Cody’s sexy, geeky-chic bowties and hard-to-get attitude only make her want him more, and Cody’s resistance is fading…fast.

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Review of RENEGADE RED by Lauren Bird Horowitz

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The exciting second book in “The Light Trilogy” by Lauren “Birdaileen” Horowitz will not disappoint readers that fell in love with the first book, SHATTERED BLUE. Oftentimes the sequel doesn’t live up to the original, but that isn’t the case with RENEGADE RED. Readers will be drawn back into the world created in SHATTERED BLUE and into the characters lives. Noa, Callum, and Judah are well drawn characters that readers will be sucked into their lives. Twists and turns abound that will leave readers guessing. Definitely recommend!
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ONLY A RENEGADE WILL SURVIVE
Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue —the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy —in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.
Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

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Review of SWINGING AT LOVE by Kendra Highley

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The second book of the “Suttonville Sentinels” series, SWINGING AT LOVE, by Kendra C. Highley is a definite home run. Readers will fall in love with the wonderful main characters, Alyssa and Tristan. Perfect blend of high school drama; romance; following your heart; family dynamics; and baseball action. Part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Definitely recommend!

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Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can’t hit anything. He needs to fix the issue, and fast, but how?

Ballerina Alyssa Kaplan has a problem, too. The shiny new sports complex in town has left her family’s batting cage business on the verge of going under. Nailing her audition for a prestigious dance company is everything, but there’s no way she’s letting her some shiny big-box company destroy her family’s livelihood.
Tristan needs a miracle. So does Alyssa. And maybe, just maybe, Tristan’s secret weapon might be the girl of his dreams…

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Review of OFF THE ICE by Julie Cross

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Julie Cross gives us a wonderful romance that will draw readers in from the very first page. This is not your typical YA book, full of fluff and hearts and stars. There are some controversial subjects brought up in the book, including: teen pregnancy; underage drinking; physical and emotional abuse; cancer; sexuality; and sex. They are brought up in such a way that they blend seamlessly into the story. There is no “shock and awe” intended. There is no conscious effort to “gotcha” the reader. The book manages to still be an enjoyable read despite the sometimes heavy subject matter. Readers will be drawn into the story and become invested in the character’s lives. Definitely recommend!
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All is fair in love and hockey… 

Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. After that, she’s getting the hell out. Again.
Enter Tate Tanley. What happened between them the night before she left town resurfaces the second they lay eyes on each other. But the guy she remembers has been replaced by a total hottie.When Tate is unexpectedly called in to take over for the hockey team’s star goalie, suddenly he’s in the spotlight and on his way to becoming just another egotistical varsity hockey player. And Claire’s sworn off Juniper Falls hockey players for good.
It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.
For Tate and Claire, hockey isn’t just a game. And they both might not survive a body check to the heart.

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Review of GARDEN OF THORNS by Amber Mitchell

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Exciting YA fantasy that will draw readers in from the very first page. Amber Mitchell creates an interesting world that is dark, violent, and broken yet manages to weave hope, love, romance, and friendship to light up the cracks. Readers will be drawn into the lives of the main characters, Rayce and Rose. Rose has lived the past ten years with lies, heartache, terror, and tears in The Garden under the thumb of the evil Gardener. Forced to dance and entertain, Rose has struggled to survive and has lived in constant fear of her past coming back to destroy her and everyone she loves. Rayce has his own struggles trying to lead a dangerous rebellion against his cruel uncle, the Emperor. Can two people struggling under the weight of their past bring each other out of the darkness and rise from the ashes or will the weight crush them? Readers will be eagerly turning pages to find out. Definitely recommend!
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After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Rayce is a wanted man and dangerously charismatic, the worst person for Rose to get involved with, no matter what his smile promises. But he assumes Rose’s attempt to take him hostage is part of a plot to crush the rebellion, so he takes her as his hostage. Now Rose must prove where her loyalties lie, and she offers Rayce a deal—if he helps her rescue the other girls, she’ll tell him all the Garden’s secrets.

Except the one secret she’s kept for seven years that she’ll to take to her grave if she must.

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Review of ANY BOY BUT YOU by Julie Hammerle

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A “Romeo and Juliet” type tale without all of the killing and death. Star crossed lovers and a family feud make for an enjoyable read. Readers will be sucked in from the very first page and will be eagerly turning pages to see what happens next. Definitely recommend! 

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Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game.

The girl Oliver’s fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She’s his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.
When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.

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Cover Reveal for TRUE NORTH by L.E. Sterling 

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The exciting second novel, TRUE NORTH, by L. E. Sterling has a cover!!! I absolutely LOVED the first book, TRUE BORN, and can’t wait to get my hands on the second installment. If you haven’t read TRUE BORN yet, you are missing out!
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About TRUE NORTH (True Born, #2):

Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there’s been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.
While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters’ blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.
As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

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Review of BACK CHECK by Kelly Jamieson 

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Kelly Jamieson does it again with another FANTASTIC tale in her “Aces Hockey” series! A great second chance romance with plenty of action, on and off the ice, will have readers eagerly turning pages. Readers will fall in love with Tanner and Katelyn’s story. Definitely recommend!

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The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.
After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.

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Review of ON THE LINE by Victoria Denault 

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Victoria Denault does it again with her fifth book in the “Hometown Players” series! Readers will be eager to sink their teeth into Avery and Stephanie’s story. Full of laughter, steamy sex, heartbreak, and hockey action. Definitely recommend!
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He had total control of his game–until she changed all the rules . . . As one of the best players in the NHL and the “golden boy” of the league, Avery Westwood knows he has to keep his cool–on and off the ice. His whole life is a carefully constructed image of perfection for the media and his brand sponsors. Of course, that means he can never let his true feelings show. But when it comes to the sexy sister of his former teammate, Avery might be willing to make an exception . . . even if it means breaking all his own rules. 

As far as Stephanie Deveau is concerned, having a thing for Avery is the equivalent of psychological napalm. Très bad idea. Then he moves in next door, all sexy smiles and a deliciously hot body that she can’t resist. Something’s happening between them–it’s intense, a little (a lot) out of control, and real. Only Avery doesn’t know everything about Stephanie’s past. And the one exception to his rule might just be the one girl who could destroy his career. 

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THE QUEEN has been Crowned… 

The exciting conclusion of the FAE trilogy, THE QUEEN, is FINALLY here!!! 

CJ Abedi doesn’t disappoint. 
An epic ending to the series that will have readers ugly sobbing, laughing, cheering, and falling more in love with the characters. The addition of longer flashbacks into Caroline’s family history are extremely emotional and a welcome addition to the story. They enhance rather than detract from the tale. Characters are fully developed and a deeper understanding of what makes them tick is achieved. Readers opinions of characters, including Alderon and Puck, will be forever changed. 
CJ Abedi creates an incredible world and characters. Definitely recommend the entire series!
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As Caroline struggles to accept her rightful place as Queen of the Light Fae, her relationship with Devilyn, son of the Dark King, seems not only doomed, but dangerous. They know their connection is undeniable, but for others, their love is an insidious threat.
Trapped in a plot concocted by the Dark King Alderon and his evil associate, Puck, Caroline must search her history and develop her own powers in order to survive. And as Devilyn’s father appeals to the Dark inside his son, Caroline fears Devilyn will succumb to those Dark instincts before they can defeat Alderon.
Weaving together narratives from Caroline and Devilyn’s pasts as well as their present, The Queen finishes the fight between Light and Dark. Will Caroline and Devilyn’s love outlast the war? And will Caroline live to rule as the Queen of the Light?
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