Twice Turned
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Review: Twice Turned – Heather McCorkle

Trigger warnings: physical and emotional abuse While the author says this is a standalone, I think it would be best to read the first book.  Even having read the first book, there’s a lot of background that took a while to sink in for me. In this particular world, werewolves were created by the Norse Gods and originated from Iceland,…

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Imperial Stout
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Review: Imperial Stout – Layla Reyne

This is the first book in a spin-off series of Ms. Reyne’s Agents Irish & Whiskey.  As such, I would not recommended reading this without reading the other series – it builds on the relationships and characters that were already introduced in the first series. The beginnings of their relationship, and their underlying attraction, were already established in the Irish…

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Nyxia Unleashed
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Review: Nyxia Unleashed – Scott Reintgen

Yes, this is what everybody who read Nyxia has been waiting for!  Our combined band of Genesis teens finally gets to land on Eden and use all that knowledge that Babel beat into them – including meeting the mysterious Adamites.  And let me just get this out of the way so you know – yes, there is ANOTHER cliffhanger ending.  But…

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Hullmetal Girls
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Review: Hullmetal Girls – Emily Skrutskie

Trigger warnings:  “An electric buzz settles into my skull, comforting and cradling, and I feel my heartbeat slow. This is right. This is what a Scela is meant to be. A living weapon, a replacement for the ancient guns that blew holes in the hulls of ships we lost so long ago that their names are no longer taught. We’re…

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Love at Last Call
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Review: Love at Last Call – M. Ullrich

I first read something by M. Ullrich back in the The Boss of Her anthology, and since her story was my favorite of the group, I was eager to check out her next book.  Plus, even though I’m not a big drinker – I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve been in a bar – I have a thing…

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Rock Legend
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Review: Rock Legend – Tara Leigh

Trigger warnings: I enjoyed the first book in the Nothing But Trouble series, so I was looking forward to reading this one, especially since I love second-chance romances.  Unfortunately, it just didn’t work as well for me. “Until the day I had to make a choice. My girl or my career. I chose music. Fame and fortune. Hollywood Hills and…

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Apocalypse Nyx
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Review: Apocalypse Nyx – Kameron Hurley

Nyx is a bounty hunter in Nasheen, which is stuck in a never-ending religious war with neighboring Chenja.  The world building is a fascinating mix of magic and technology, mostly based on insects – a character breaks apart a fire beetle to start a fire, for instance, and bug bits and secretions are used to do everything from power cars…

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Signed Over
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Review: Signed Over – Lynda Aicher

I went into this book with a little bit of trepidation because the first novella in the series didn’t actually have an HEA, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the rest of The Boardroom series.  Luckily, there is one, though, unfortunately, it felt underdeveloped.  Since there’s very little spillover from the rest of the series, this could easily be read as a…

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Mr. Hotshot CEO
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Review: Mr. Hotshot CEO – Jackie Lau

While I loved this book just as much as the previous one (and in some ways more), this isn’t as lighthearted as the first.  Courtney has treatment-resistant depression, so a good chunk of the book is about her mental health, which was a bit triggering for me and I’m certain will be for many other people as well.  It’s told…

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Tight Quarters
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Review: Tight Quarters – Annabeth Albert

Trigger warnings: I’ve read a few of the earlier books in the Out of Uniform series, but missed the last few, but I decided to pick up this one anyway.  It works perfectly fine as a standalone, though I recognized several of the secondary characters from previous books. Spencer was quiet for several long beats. “I’m not going to be…

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