May Book Reviews Part One! @JoanHallWrites @maurabeth2014 @Sandra_Cox @FrostFyre


Guardian of the Deep (Wytchfae, #2)

by Flossie Benton Rogers

“Guardian of the Deep” is a quick sexy-paranormal read. Layla is a succubus whose only job is to seduce men, but she finds herself attached to Samael, who watches over the ocean. They decide to take a vacation to a 1950s Montana Ranch to avoid all the issues their relationship is causing. Things don’t go as planned, though, and Layla is pushed to find the strength required. Samael and Layla definitely have strong chemistry and interactions that held my interest until the last page. I enjoyed the mythology mixed into the story, along with the determination of Layla. I will be reading more of this series. Four-Stars


by Sandra Cox

“Minder” is an exciting paranormal shapeshifter YA read! Aurora goes out to dinner with her aunt on her eighteen birthday and is told a strange Indian Legend about a princess being a minder or shapeshifter. When Aurora is out with her best friend, she finds the legend is more than just a myth.  I love the attraction between Aurora and Kylar and how that progresses. I could easily see the world through the black panther’s eyes and was intrigued by the puma.  This moves at a fast pace, and I read it in two sittings. A fun read for YA and adults if you love the paranormal with some sweet romance sprinkled into the action. Five-Stars

The Ex Chronicles

by Maura Beth Brennan

“The Ex Chronicles” is a quick read that had me laughing out loud. Angie is headed home to her parents while she shares how a relationship ended badly with the reader. The descriptions were vivid, and although a serious topic, the humor came strongly through. Angie sees the world like a happily ever after movie, but reality pushes its way in with humorous results. A great read that I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. Five-Stars

Unclear Purposes (Driscoll Lake Book Three)

by Joan Hall

“Unclear Purposes” is the final book in the Driscoll series and a great way to end it. Each book has focused on one woman in a group of three friends. Christine is a widowed teacher and raising a teenage daughter. Vince, the ex-FBI agent, came back to town when he opened a Private Investigation office in town. A run through the park brings them together in an unusual way, a murder. The characters were all well-developed.  The friction between Christine and her daughter was very realistic, and the misunderstandings Christine and Vince dealt with made sense to me. I love how characters show up from the other two books, so there’s an update on how they are doing.   Jason and Tami were two flawed characters that I appreciated. The mystery side of the book had me guessing until the end. I kept thinking it was someone only to think it was someone else right after that. There was a satisfying conclusion, and I look forward to reading more from this author. This is for you if you enjoy a good romantic mystery. Five-Stars

Unknown Reasons (Driscoll Lake Book Two)

by Joan Hall

I have been wanting to read “Unknown Reasons” after enjoying the first book, “Unseen Motives.” When I started reading, I couldn’t put “Unknown Reasons” down. I finished it in two sittings. Rachael is a local doctor from a prominent family who has developed a friendship with Brian, who was a troubled teen but overcame that and now owns his own construction company. I loved these characters, and how they interacted, they felt real to me. I really sympathized with Brian’s struggles to overcome his negative messages from the past as he tried to move forward. The mystery of who was the arsonist had me guessing until the end. This was a page-turner because I had to see what was going to happen next. I’m already reading the next one in the series. If you love romantic mysteries, you will enjoy this one! Five-Stars

I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!


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33 thoughts on “May Book Reviews Part One! @JoanHallWrites @maurabeth2014 @Sandra_Cox @FrostFyre”

    1. Thanks, Jacqui:) I agree I haven’t found a book of Sandra’s I don’t like either.

  1. Thank you for the wonderful reviews of my books. I enjoyed writing all three books of the series, but have to say Unknown Reasons was my favorite. And if you liked Jason and Tami from book three, don’t be surprised to see them turn up elsewhere. 🙂

    1. My favorite couple was in Unknown Reasons:) That’s good to hear Jason and Tami will be back! Yay.

    1. I was happy to finally get back to it and then I had to finish it. I was glad to share it and hope it gets a lot of readers.

    1. Thanks, Harmony:) Its been a lot great reading lately, I’ve only had to put down a couple of books.

  2. I love hearing that you enjoyed Joan’s series so much. I devoured it, as well. Matt, Brian, and Vince were all book boyfriends I didn’t want to say goodbye to.

    All your selections sounded really good. Especially The Ex Chronicles. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    1. I have to agree Staci, with Brian being my favorite:) I’ve had a great period of reading, thanks Staci!

  3. Great reviews, and so nice to see Joan’s Driscoll Lake series is a fave of yours. I have these on my Kindle, and reallyreallyreally hope to get to them very soon! Taking note of the others above, too. Super post, Denise! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Marcia:) I know you’ll enjoy Joan’s series. My Kindle has so much hood reading waiting for me.

  4. Fantastic reviews, Denise. I’ve read Guardians of the Deep, Unclear Purposes, and Unknown Reasons. I found all of them awesome. I especially loved the mystery elements in Joan Hall’s books, which like you, kept me guessing. Great share!

    1. Thanks, Mae:) I do love a good mystery! I’ve been hitting a patch of great reads with only a couple I couldn’t get through.

    1. Yiu are a part of the all star cast, Sandra! I’m thoroughly enjoying your new book. Thanks for the surprise, I was touched xo

  5. Thank you for sharing these wonderful reviews, Denise!! I’ve read several of these and some I have not. So, my TBR list just got longer. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jan! I don’t think I will ever catch up on my reading list…lol. Just too many good books out there.

    1. It was a lot of fun, Jacqui. Sometimes it nice to have a story you can read in one sitting, too.

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