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Series Reading Order: Everything I Left Unsaid

This is the series reading order for Everything I Left Unsaid, by Molly O’Keefe:

Cross-over characters also appear between the Bad Boy Romance series (Lazarus, Bates), and the The Debt series (Bates).

Review: The Debt by Molly O’Keefe

Reviewed by Joanna

This book is a short, free (at time of writing) prequel to the new series Molly O’Keefe is launching rapid-fire over the next few weeks. As I started it, I knew two things. One: it was going to be a big tease, and two: it was going to hurt to read it.

See, the story is set around a group of teenagers living in a foster care home in San Francisco. St. Jude’s Home for Court Placed Juveniles. Tommy and Beth are in love, sharing stolen kisses in the art room at school. They can’t date, as the husband and wife who run the home wouldn’t allow it.

They rule the place with an iron fist. [Read more…]

Review: Corralling Callie by Amelia Smarts

Reviewed by Ronelle

Callie is determined to make a life for herself away from the orphanage. When her friend Sam suggests she send off as a mail-order bride, she does, and the response she gets from Albert seems to be a dream come true. He lives in California, is wealthy, and his letters to her are sweet and hopeful. What she tells him in return might be stretching the truth a little. When he sends her a stagecoach ticket so she can join him, she’s more than ready to go.

As a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo, Jude has no time or tolerance for nonsense. And when Callie comes running up to him with a clearly altered ticket, he sees nonsense and a healthy dose of trouble behind that pretty smile. Against what may turn out to be his better judgement, he agrees to let her travel with them. The other passengers are less than thrilled to have the mouthy, undisciplined, and troubled woman in their midst. [Read more…]

Review: Love, Always and Forever by Alexis Morgan

Reviewed by Shelly

This is my first story by this author and I initially thought the blurb sounded like something I would enjoy. I found neither the plot nor the characters interesting once I started reading. Grammatically, it’s a sound story, I just didn’t find it interesting. For me, the best parts happened too late for a turnaround of my feelings. [Read more…]

Review: Fantasy of Fire by Kelly St Clare

Reviewed by Elle

Fantasy of Fire is the 3rd book in the Tainted Accords series, which started with Fantasy of Frost and Fantasy of Flight.

Gosh this series is good! This one was a little slower to begin with, but boy, did it pick up by the end!

In this book, we find Olina being pulled in two directions. She is the rightful leader of her home planet, Osolis. Her brothers are there, as well as the village people she cares so much about. But she’s been living on Glacium for so long now that the ice world and the people there that she’s come to love, also feel like home. Her evil mother’s army is halfway to Glacium, and if Olina can’t stop them, it will mean an all out war between the two planets and a no win situation for Olina. [Read more…]

Review: Stripped Raw by Prescott Lane

Reviewed by Shelly

I’ve read a couple other Prescott Lane stories. The first one, Perfectly Broken, I really liked. The second, Wrapped in Lace, I didn’t like as much. This, the third one – I didn’t like at all. I thought the writing was too formulaic of what I find in other contemporary stories. I like Lane’s first story because she brought a such fresh voice; something I’d not read up to that point. She made me care about the characters. She engaged me in the plight of the main characters, especially the heroine, Peyton, and finally Reed. She told their story without once telling me about anything else. Lane has a knack for first POV that seems to works for her writing style.

The initial pages into Kenzie and Kane story, I wasn’t sold, but I hoped that it would get better. I hoped that their personal plights and histories would make my empathy explode with happiness that I kept reading and got to know them. [Read more…]

Review: How Not to Let Go by Emily Foster

Reviewed by Joanna

This book is the second part (woo finally a HEA!) to How Not to Fall, the tale where open and honest Annie falls for can’t-love-too-tormented Charles. This pair of smart cookies are medical students – Charles postdoc, Annie just entering medical school. At the end of book one (look away now if you love NA and haven’t read it!) Annie leaves Indiana – and Charles – for Boston and 8 years of her doctoral degree. He told her he couldn’t commit as after an awful childhood, he’s emotionally incapable. Attachment-avoidant. No possibility of him falling in love.

Ah, the bigger they come… [Read more…]