Highland Dragon Master
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Review: Highland Dragon Master – Isabel Cooper

While this is the third in the Dawn of the Highland Dragon series, this could be read as a stand-alone.  While there’s some references made to the couples of the previous books, none of it is necessary to enjoy the story.  Mild spoilers for the book below. Erik, one of the Loch Arach family members (and a dragon), has been…

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Forbidden Stranger
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Review: Forbidden Stranger – Megan Hart

This is the third and last book in the Protector series, and boy, is it a wild ride.  This can’t be read as a standalone, and, fair warning, this review will contain spoilers for the first two books in the series. “It’s easy to blame someone else for the mistakes you chose to make, but it’s a lot harder to…

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Every Deep Desire
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Review: Every Deep Desire – Sharon Wray

UPDATE 3/5/18: OK, so I read (and reviewed) this originally back in January.  Since then, I haven’t been able to get this book out of my head.  I’ve literally talked about it in the Target checkout line with people.  So, while I’m reiterating that the first third is confusing and difficult to get through, the rest of it is over-the-top awesomesauce.…

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Hard Bitten
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Review: Hard Bitten – M.K. York

This was delightful!  It’s not exactly what I was expecting, but I was quite happily surprised.  While I wouldn’t exactly call either character “hard-bitten,” I think the title does set the tone for a riveting legal procedural mystery. Mark, a fairly new public defender in Seattle, is excited when one of the senior defenders invites him to help her with…

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The Altered History of Willow Sparks
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Review: The Altered History of Willow Sparks – Tara O’Connor

Willow, who everyone calls Willy, is your average high school nerd girl.  She’s picked on by the popular kids (including a dodgeball incident that I cannot believe anyone could get away with in today’s schools), has a part-time job at the library, and generally wishes things were easier.  After an incident at the town library, she discovers a whole hidden…

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Tricks for Free
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Review: Tricks for Free – Seanan McGuire

If you’ve asked me to recommend a book to you before, you have probably had to live through me squeeing and fangirling over Seanan McGuire before.  So, I was initially acquainted with her when Rosemary and Rue, the first October Daye book, came out, uh, a very long time ago, and while I’ve kept up with that series religiously (at…

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Lake Silence
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Review: Lake Silence – Anne Bishop

Trigger warning: domestic violence (verbal), anxiety/panic attacks Ms. Bishop’s the Others series is, well, interesting.  The world building is both very good and somewhat lackadaisical (computers and email exist even though most of America is covered in forest).  Sometimes the characters do things for completely incomprehensible reasons, and there are frequently clunkily worded sentences.  Also, the bad guys are very,…

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Archival Quality
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Review: Archival Quality – Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz

There’s definitely something creepy about certain old museums and libraries, and the thought of a ghost story set in one with a main character dealing with mental illness was very intriguing.  While it delivers on some of my expectations, unfortunately on some, it fell short of the mark for me. After a nervous breakdown at work caused Cel to lose…

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monthly wrap-up
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Monthly Wrap-up: February 2018

Here’s a quick breakdown of the 26 books I reviewed in February, separated out by rating! FIVE LLAMAS By the Book by Julia Sonneborn – Hilarious and entertaining retelling of Persuasion.  (February 3) On the Edge of Scandal (Snow & Ice Games #3) by Tamsen Parker – Forbidden romance between ice hockey player and her coach (February 5) The Last Wolf (Legend…

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