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Secret Storm By Amelia James Review

Secret Storm

By Amelia James

★★★★

There never seems a right time for Sara and Jack, for one reason or another they are never available at the same time. Now, after three years of flirting they are finally able to be together. Everything seems to be going perfectly, until Jack’s secret begins to surface. Everyone has secrets, some secrets are worse than others and some secrets can change your life forever.

Secret Storm

This isn’t your average book, it’s written as a full blown adult novel surrounding college students. With tons of passion and steamy encounters, Amelia James has brought to life a great romance novel. The characters are relatable and the struggles they face are realistic. What I loved the most was that the climactic revelation is something that could actually happen, unlike most novels where climax is something so far-fetched, granted still entertaining. Basically if E.L. James and Debbie Macomber had a love child this would be the result of that union. I loved it, though I must warn you it is full of highly adult scenes so it will not be for everyone.

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Invisible By Carla Buckley Review

Invisible

By Carla Buckley

★★★★

Dana Carlson is demolishing a building when her niece calls telling her that her sister is sick and needs her. Dana Carlson rushes to Black Bear Minnesota only to find out she is a few hours late. The longer Dana stays, the more she realizes her niece and brother in law need her and what killed her sister may take the rest of her family if she doesn’t put a stop to it.

 Invisible

There are not a lot of surprises with this novel; it is more a play on the emotions. The revelations are a bit predictable but this is still a great read as the author creates a dramatic novel worthy of the best soap opera. The only problem I had was in the ending. I am starting to see a pattern with really good dramatic novels; most of them have horrible endings. I always want more, what happened to Dana, or Peyton, or even Peyton’s fish? This is why I am a huge fan of the epilogue. Other than that it is a beautiful read, and if Carla Buckley had not created such wonderful characters I wouldn’t want to find out what happens so badly.

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Thickness of Blood By Kimberly Gould Review

Thickness of Blood

By Kimberly Gould

★★

Lila is fourteen years old living in the seventies her family seems to forget about her as soon as she is out of sight, one day as she is out playing she meets James, an older man who loves to sexually manipulate little girls. George is the father of James’ previous victim and is on a hunt for justice. On his search, George finds Lila who has been left pregnant and alone after two years of abuse. George knows he cannot leave her to fend for herself, so he takes her home and into his family.

Thickness of Blood

Kimberly Gould has written some vivid and highly graphic scenes, what is a compliment to the author’s abilities is actually what I disliked the most. The first thirty percent of this book is about James and what he is doing to a confused little girl. Thirty percent of highly graphic sexual scenes between a fourteen year old and a twenty-something man. I understand the need for a connection to the story through the events that have taken place, but there is such a thing as too much. Then you have the scene where George and his wife are in their own intimate situation and he begins thinking about what has been done to his daughter… What?  I do think Kimberly Gould has potential, this storyline however was not a great place to flex her descriptive narration in such great details it took this book from dramatic to just weird and disturbing.

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Poker Face by Adriana Law Review

Poker Face

Poker Face Book One

By Adriana Law

★★★★

It all begins with a bet. Paul Stratford makes a bet with his business partner, Jonathon Mackenzie, that his step daughter will not be seduced by Jonathon’s son. So the two of the devise a scheme to have Megan and Drew in each other’s way to see who will win.

Poker Face by Adriana Law

Drew and Megan seem to be a match made in Hades but the further book goes along the more the two seem to become something so much more. This was a fun book with quite a few unexpected twists. Though some editting is still needed for this novella Adriana Law has come up with a brilliant story with plenty of potential as the series continues. I did have one big problem with this book and of course it is towards the end so I cannot say what it is without a spoiler alert but I will say it is just my personal opinion and not everyone will see it the same way I do.

**Spoiler Alert**

Safe sex c’mon they even talk about how Megan doesn’t want to have sex without a condom because of her fear of Contracting HIV. Good job there, but when she finds out Drew is a virgin it seems it’s ok to have unprotected sex. But wait! How do we know that Megan doesn’t already have a nasty STD she is about to pass on to poor unsuspecting Drew?

** End Spoiler Alert**

Other than that the story is great the romance is beautiful the plot twists are truly surprising and may make you want to resort to physical violence towards one or more of the characters, and at 112 pages it is definitely worth the quick read.

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If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You

Inside Out Trilogy Book One

By Lisa Renee Jones

Sara McMillan’s roommate has recently bought a storage unit full of a woman’s journals. Sara begins reading and is soon shocked and enthralled by what is held within the pages, the writer of the journals led an exciting and highly erotic life. When Sara comes to the sinister and terrifying final entry, she is determined to seek out Rebecca to at least make sure she is safe. Sara finds herself immersing herself into Rebacca’s life, working at her former job and socializing with the same people, even two sexy men who both want Sara in every way possible.

 If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1)

Man this novel jumps right into it, with the opening pages we are drawn into the journal ourselves with each steamy and intense action that is played through the words the author of the journal had written. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I am glad I was sent a copy for review this is a fantastic book, with highly erotic scenes interspersed with a highly suspenseful plotline this is by far one of the best romance novels I have read. I cannot wait to find out what happens next since Lisa Renee Jones left off this book with one of the most heart pounding cliff hangers, making me love and hate her all at the same time.

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