Review of Consuming Fire by Catherine Ferns @rararesources @metalmamawrites #TuesdayBookBlog

Wow! This was quite the story. A story of death, destruction, and evil that left me wanting so much more.

Liverpool is going through a dangerous heat wave and there are strange incidents happening as well. Detective Inspector Darren Swift is working diligently to find out what is causing the apparent cases of spontaneous combustion, and he will contact his friend Helen, who was a nun until recently.

Dr. Helen Hope was a Calvinist nun until a recent situation had her rethinking her future. She is now working as a Lecturer at the University and enjoys research on religious matter. After DI Swift calls her for help on his new case, she finds herself immersed in another case where her religious knowledge and research lead to the unthinkable and bizarre.

Helen and DI Swift were first introduced to each other in Catherine Fearns first book Reprobation. DI Swift worked with Helen in that case as well. These two have a tendency to work on their own to solve a case as well as with each other. They both have a mindset of wanting to find the truth by and needing to find the truth. They work well together, and they have become close friends.

Consuming Fire is Catherine Fearns’ second published book and it’s just as good as her first. It is very well written, and it pulled me in from the very beginning of the book and kept my attention throughout the entire story. I will say that I was crushed at the end. I really need more of this story and the conclusion. I loved how she incorporated Ars Adramelechum throughout the story.

I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to anyone who likes police procedural, suspense and the thrill of figuring out who the criminal is, having the pieces of the puzzle fall into place to help the characters find their answers and close a case. In my opinion, this was another great story by Catherine Fearns and I can’t wait to read more.

Review of Se7en: A Single Dad Mafia Romance by Bry Ann @AuthorBryAnn

A story of love, loss, and the impact one person can have on so many lives. A story of how a person can overcome the darkness of their past and grow to be a good person and share their light with those around them. Showing that it’s a choice to see the light out of the darkness.

Seven, a man who has demons, but is so much more than what you expect. He’s a crazy Mafia Capo, but he is also a loving, caring, kind man who will always be a hero to his daughter and Isla. A broken man that lives in the dark of his past. He has a soft side, but one little girl and one woman show him there is light to be found in his life.

Isla, a pediatrician who gets pulled into Seven’s life because he wanted a normal life for his daughter Nia. She claims to be an emotional woman, which she is, but she too, is so much more than what you expect. She’s strong, caring, and determined. She will go to the ends of the earth to protect children and those that she cares about.

Nia, a little girl who has seen too much for her young age. She’s reserved, quiet, and yet, she has so much love to share. She is the one who brings Seven and Isla together and she is the one person that they will protect at all costs.

I felt all of the emotions that the characters in this story felt while reading it. The pain the characters were going through, the sadness, the joy, the love, I felt it all. I loved it and wanted so much more.

The characters in these books, this is a standalone story from Roses & Thorns Series, evolve and grow so much in each book. Each one has grown in each story I’ve read, and I love all of the characters. The women are strong, they’re fighters, and they’re soft where they need to be. They fight for what they believe in as well as for the men they love, and the women who have come into their family. The men are ruthless, tough, and yet when it comes to their family, they are so different from what they show the outside world.

I give this story a 5-star review and so look forward to the next book by Bry Ann. I loved the ending of this story, it was perfect in every way.

Review of Parrish: A Satans Knights MC Novel, by Janine Infante Bosco @JanineBosco

Wow, what a ride! I’ve read a few of the Satans Knights books and I fell in love with Parrish from reading those books. I haven’t read the first book in the series yet, but meeting Jack “Bulldog” Parrish in Loner – Nomad Series Novel, Riding the Edge, and The Devil Don’t Sleep, I fell in love with him and his passion for the men and women he considered family. He may be fighting with his maker, but the men and women of the Satans Knights will always have his back and be there for him.

Parrish has decided to quit fighting his mind and has surrendered to keep his family safe and out of trouble. However, before he can turn himself in, there is an accident and his future is re-written, once again. I was worried at the end of the story that there were going to be questions left unanswered about Blackie, but it was covered in the Epilogue. I look forward to reading Blackout next.

I loved this story. It’s a story of love and redemption. It’s a second chance at life and finding what’s important in one’s life. It’s full of turmoil, suspense, and heartache. A story of a man who fights the darkness daily and yet he learns that he can win the battle with help from those around him and the family loves him. I loved the Love Letter to Jack Parrish at the end of the book, too. It was a great addition to the book. I give this story a 5-star review and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys MC stories, stories of love, suspense, and men who fight for their family of choice.

Review of Axel: A Romantic Suspense Novel by Bry Ann @AuthorBryAnn

Axel, a young man who has to learn how to live his life on his own after a terrible, life altering incident happens in his life. After he reacts to an incident that he walks up to his life will change forever. Is he meant to be alone for his entire life, or will he find that someone who will heal his heart and soul?

Aly, a young woman who has to leave her home to find herself and a life that will heal her. After growing up in a small town she decides to leave for the big city of Seattle because it’s not too far away from home, but it’s far enough that she will be on her own and hopefully find her true self.

I am not sure how Bry Ann comes up with her stories, where they come from, or how she is able to write such a wonderful story about such a painful, emotional, and heart-wrenching subject, but she does such a great job with them.

This story tore my heart out of my chest, the same way that most of Bry Ann’s books have done to me, but it was put back by the end of the book. I loved how these two characters grew throughout this book and were able to find each other and a happy life.

I have now read all of Bry Ann’s books that I can get my hands on and I have to say that she has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I give this story a 5-star review and heartily recommend that you read it and all of Bry Ann’s books. Just be warned that they are emotional, angsty, and heart-wrenching even though they do have a happy ending. Bry Ann’s dedication in this book even had me in tears.

Review of Flint: A Bad-Boy MC Romance, by Simone Scarlet @HiddenGemsBooks @simonescarlet

A young woman running for her life trying to find an MC group that her father told her to search out for redemption of his murder.

Chloe Parris’ father has been murdered and his last words to her before he died was “find the Knuckleheads”. She had to flee her home anyways because the men who took out her father are now after her. Big corporation men are hunting her down.

Flint Frasier is he front man for the Knucklehead Garage, a real-life TV show of a crew who repair and build motorcycles. He used to be a member of the Knuckleheads MC but after a windfall he decided to leave and open his dream garage. After ten years of this he’s in a rut.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was action packed and had some steamy sex scenes. The plot was a story that was real-life and seemed to be taken from the news. It was action packed, intense and fun to read.

I give this book a 4.5-star review. I recommend this book for anyone who likes to read suspense, MC, romance, and characters who aren’t afraid to do the right thing.

Review of: Will of a Tiger, by Iris Yang @IrisYang86351

Sworn brothers – One American, on Chinese – captured, imprisoned, tortured. Survival is just the beginning of the battle” (from the front cover).

Continuation of Wings of a Flying Tiger. What happens next.

Danny Hardy and Birch Bai have taken an oath as brothers, they would each die for the other. They’ve been flying together and fighting the Japanese to defend China ever since Birch rescued Danny in the mountains of Yunnan.

The struggles of the Chinese after war turns inward. Now they have to fight their own country for their freedom.

This story is so well written, and the characters are so likable to read. The continued development of the story brings to light the torment and struggles that these men went through just to survive and fight for China. It’s brutal and sad, but it is a very good read. I was rooting for Birch and Danny to make it back home after the war ended and for them to be able to find peace in their lives.

I really liked this story it was heartbreaking, enlightening, and devastating to read. I give this story a 5-star review. It kept my attention throughout the entire book and the pages turned quickly. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read historical, romantic, and suspense filled stories.

Review of: An Unconventional Affair Book 2, A Risk Worth Sharing @rararesources and @MollieBlake0

Book 2 of An Unconventional Affair continues with the lives of Tranquility “Tee” Hammond and Barrington Stone after their split while Barrington goes to Australia for work. He’s to be there for a year to start his career, but his life will take a drastic change. His priorities will change, and his life will be put on hold for eight years. Work will be his entire focus during that time.

The story of these two unfolds and shows that they both are trying to move on from their short affair, but unforeseen circumstances brings them back together and their lives will be changed again. Just when they think that they can move on and have a good life, the past will resurface and cause them trouble for a period.

I give this story a 3.5-star review. It’s a good continuation of the lives of Tee and Barrington while bringing in Sebastian and Ruby. The characters are further developing with this book. For me, some of the writing seemed clinical rather than easy flowing in areas. This story has suspense, love, and turmoil throughout.