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The Couple Next Door 

A Novel by Shari Lapena 

Storyline: It all started at a dinner party…A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors—a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and secrets…Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family—a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.

The writing style was so odd.. I didn’t like how cold and unattached the story was and that it felt like you were reading more of a police report instead of a book. 

The story itself was okay I did actually kind of like it. I wouldn’t call it suspenseful or a thriller though, because they tell you basically everything that’s going on as it happens, there’s absolutely no mystery. The further in the story you get the more insane and ridiculous the plot line seems to be, which is quite unfortunate… you can tell the author didn’t do much –if any– research of how investigations work and what types of evidence there could be in specific settings, I often found it unbelievable. And the ending was just plain weird, I didn’t see that last chapter coming but I honestly think it was kind of pointless at the same time. I’m not sure if I would recommend this book.

I rate this book 

4/10

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Somewhere in the Shallow Sea 

A Novel of Suspense by Dennis Macaraeg 

Storyline: To save the life of his friend, a marine biologist must deliver the scientific compound he invented to kidnappers hiding deep within the jungles of the Philippines. Unexpectedly paired with his ex-lover for the dangerous mission into the unknown territory, it’s a bit more than he signed up for.

I found this book to be extremely well written. It felt real, like you were there experiencing the adventure, the danger and the romance. Fantastic fast paced writing! 

The book was interesting! It wasn’t my usual style of book but I liked it. It was a really short book, But there were no dull moments. the story progressed quickly and there was indeed suspense as the title states! The book captures your interest and holds it until the very end! The ending was good, a little predictable once you got to a certain point but nevertheless still good. The characters I found were quite likeable but I just didn’t Love them, There wasn’t much of a connection. I didn’t however understand a lot of the scientific talk that took place in the book, which I felt kind of made me feel out of the loop for a bit. But that aside it was a good read! 

I rate this book 

7/10

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Lane Divides

The Second book in Anna J. Adams Lane Changes Saga

Storyline: Lane Meyers thought her life had settled down as she entered college on a full scholarship. Her boyfriend, Rob Holland, was doing well in the Army, the girl who had terrorized Lane in high school was far away and getting the help she needed. Also, Sam Seeley, a fellow swimmer and high school classmate seems to have found his niche in dating other girls and not pursuing Lane. Then why did every year in college bring something more challenging for her and her friends? Looking back on her real-life report card, she realized life is not easy nor can you plan it out to the tiniest detail.

 

So where the last one seemed more of a younger persons type of story, this one was a bit more mature. the character seems to really have grown up and is now adjusting with facing a life that’s obviously more complex than her high school years. While trying to overcome demons from her past, she also has to face new issues that arise –this poor girl can’t seem to catch a break – and little love triangles are always a bonus in books! I love choosing sides – #TeamSam all the way! It’s almost annoying that she can’t see that he’s way better for her than Rob is! Seriously girl! Get your shit together Lane! – it’s such a fun story and the characters are so loveable and i can’t seem to get enough of them!! I like how fast paced this book is. I hate when books drone on covering aspects that don’t matter, this book skips over the normal daily mundane stuff – even when it’s a few months of that –and gets right to the action, and it feels like you’re watching Lane grow up right before your eyes! It was honestly quite fun. And the cliffhanger! I didn’t see that coming! I can’t wait to read the next one to find out what happens!!  

I rate this book 

8/10

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Burn

The Third book in The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks 

Storyline: When it comes to sex, Ash McIntyre has always explored his wilder side – extreme and uncompromising. He demands control. And he prefers women who want it like that. Even the women he’s shared with his best friend, Jace. But Jace is now involved with a woman he has no intention of sharing. Leaving Ash feeling restless and unfulfilled. Then Ash meets Josie, who seems immune to his charms and his wealth. Intrigued, he begins a relentless pursuit, determined she won’t be the one who got away. He never imagined the one woman to tell him no would be the only woman who’d ever drive him to the edge of desire.

Okay so I’m not going to lie, right from the beginning of this series Ash was my favourite. He’s always been so fun and lighthearted and easy-going..until now! He is probably the most intense one out of all three of them and until i read his story I never fully understood him. I did like that the female character in this one was firmiliar to the Sub/Dom lifestyle. and that it was actually what she wanted in a relationship! That was a newer concept. 

But on the other hand it pretty much was almost an exact replica of the last two books just with the smallest differences.. after three books it just got a bit too repetitive, like as if the author couldn’t think of anything new to add to the story. although I’m happy this one cleared up a few questions I had from the end of the first one. Don’t get me wrong, I did like this book. I think it was just a bit boring at the end because I basically read the same book three times just with different names and a few different problems arising. But I would actually recommend this series anyways (I mean I definitely recommend reading Rush for sure) 

I rate this book 

6/10 

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Devil in the Countryside

A Novel Based on True Events by Cory Barclay 

Storyline: It’s 1588, the height of the Reformation, and a killer is terrorizing the German countryside. There are reports that the legendary Werewolf of Bedburg has returned to a once-peaceful land. Heinrich Franz, a cold and calculating investigator, is tasked with finding whomever –or whatever– the killer might be. He’ll need all the help he can get, including that of a strange hunter who’s recently stumbled into town. Though they’re after the same thing, their reasons are worlds apart. And through it all, a priest tries to keep the peace among his frightened townsfolk, while a young woman threatens his most basic beliefs. In a time when life is cheap and secrets run rampant, these four divergent souls find themselves entwined in a treacherous mystery, navigating the volatile political and religious landscape of 16th century Germany, fighting to keep their sanity… and their lives.

Wow! Okay so this book was indeed a thrilling crime mystery.. which I’ll be honest isn’t usually my type of book, but this one! Oh my goodness it was great!! It has everything I think people would want in this genre of book…It was creepy, thrilling, eerie, a little bit insane (in a good way) and just overall I think it was quite amazing. The book makes you feel so invested in the characters individual stories as well as the whole story and the writing style is quite nice, and flows so smoothly. The last few chapters got a bit boring but the epilogue made up for that significantly! Especially that last page! My word! 

I rate this book 

8/10

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Fever 

The second book in The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks 

Storyline: Jace Crestwell, Ash McIntyre, and Gabe Hamilton have been best friends and successful business partners for years. They’re powerful, they’re imposing, they’re irresistibly sexy, and Jace and Ash share everything—including their women. When they meet Bethany, Jace begins to feel things he’s never experienced before: jealousy, and a powerful obsession that threatens him, overwhelms him—and excites him beyond control. Jace isn’t sharing Bethany—with anyone. He’s determined to be the only man in her life, and it’s jeopardizing a lifelong friendship with Ash. Bethany will be his and his alone. Even if it means turning his back on his best friend.

Okay! So this one was the second friend jace’s story, In the first one I wasn’t a Huge fan of Jace –seriously bro, call your sister ‘baby girl’ one more time I DARE YOU!– but aside from minor issues he’s okay I guess. he comes off as a complete creepy stalker/kidnapper at first…like seriously the dude needs to calm his shit a bit. It made the book a little awkward for a few chapters. This one was a little more intense than the last one and definitely had more rocky relationship problems. I liked the story, but I’m still just not a fan of Jace. Bethany I loved though! I would say this one wasn’t as good as the first but I still really enjoyed it. Especially the ending! I didn’t see that coming!! That was a twist! 

I rate this book 

7/10

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Rush

The first book in The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks 

Storyline: When Gabe Hamilton saw Mia Crestwell walk into the ballroom for his hotel’s grand opening, he knew he was going to hell for what he had planned. After all, Mia is his best friend’s little sister. Except she’s not so little anymore. And Gabe has waited a long time to act on his desires. Gabe has starred in Mia’s fantasies more than once, ever since she was a teenager with a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. So what if Gabe’s fourteen years older? Mia knows he’s way out of her league, but her attraction has only grown stronger with time. She’s an adult now, and there’s no reason not to act on her most secret desires. As Gabe pulls her into his provocative world, she realizes there’s a lot she doesn’t know about him or how exacting his demands can be. Their relationship is intense and obsessive, but as they cross the line from secret sexual odyssey to something deeper, their affair runs the risk of being exposed—and vulnerable to a betrayal far more intimate than either expected.

Okay, So the prologue kind of gives away the first few chapters.. which I don’t think was totally a smart idea on the authors part, but after chapter six you have no inkling of what will transpire through this book! I really enjoyed this one! It was way better than some other erotica books I’ve read *cough-Fifty-Shades-cough* it was such a fun story with so much going on, I love that each of the Three books in the breathless trilogy tell a story from one of each of the three best friends lives! that’s an interesting twist to a series! This book was hot and heavy, there were complications and misunderstandings.. but they were worth it in the end! However the book was a little repetitive – yes we know Jace is your brother and he’s protective, you don’t need to mention it every two pages – and also I didn’t like that they say each others names after each sentence.. I don’t say my husbands name after each sentence that I speak to him. That made the book feel a bit robotic and made the characters sound too formal. but aside from that it was a really good book! 

I rate this book 

9/10

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