Sweet Tea and Sympathy (Southern Eclectic #1) by Molly Harper

When Margot’s city life comes crashing down around her in spectacular fashion, she doesn’t realise just how far-reaching the effects will be. As she becomes the laughingstock of the internet, she loses heart but a surprise call gives her another option. The family business funeral home isn’t exactly what she’d trained for but the hot teacher Kyle certainly keeps life interesting.

This romance has Harper’s unique blend of humour and a big dash of emotion making it a great read. Margot is a likeable character and when things go wrong for her, it reminds the reader that we all carry embarrassing stories that we’d rather not go viral. The situation between Margot and her father was a particularly sore spot for me personally but by the end of the book, I felt like I’d taken something important from the story.


Sweet tea and sympathy


The Cabin: An Off the Grid Suspense Thriller by John Koloen

Jacob was seeking a less complicated life when he purchased the cabin in a secluded space by a lake on a logging road but that isn’t what he got. When the cabin across the lake shows activity he when the owners are away he doesn’t want to get involved but one tiny peek through the window is all it takes.

This action-packed book takes us through a nightmare situation and the reader is carried along while things stack up against the good guys. Jacob is far from incapable but when the bad guys have the big guns you’re in for a nervy read.

I enjoyed hearing from everyone’s point of view which is something that doesn’t happen often. It helps to ramp up the suspense when your favourite character is at risk.


The Cabin

Safe With Me by K. L. Slater

Anna doesn’t have much in life but what she does have is carefully tended. Even the people on her delivery round get special attention until her boss notices how late she gets back to the depot. As one thing after another begin to slip, Anna’s life loses the order she loves, and she doesn’t know who to turn to. Liam becomes her fixation but is there more to him than meets the eye?

This novel is full of sinister undertones and there were too many possibilities to be able to guess where the danger really lay. Anna’s innocence is in complete contrast to her actions and the reader is left feeling uncomfortable. As a regular consumer of thrillers, I found this one to be quite different from others in the same genre and that’s a refreshing change.


Safe With Me

Fight (Caged Trilogy #2) by H. G. Lynch

Having been caught and made prisoner once again, Tilly is helpless. The fact that Dominic is incarcerated with her makes everything worse. She doesn’t dare resist the witches request because Dominic will pay for it in pain and the witches know just how to cause pain.

The first book in the series brought up plenty of questions and many of them are answered in this story. Tilly’s whole life has been one long sentence of misery and servitude but that doesn’t stop her falling in love. Her strength and endurance shine through even when others around her turn their backs.

Frank’s orders cause major conflict and Tilly is still pulled between the two male wolves like an eternal triangle. This is not just a love story. Lynch is particularly adept at pulling readers into the action and creating an addictive story.



The Blackburne Legacy (Bloodlines Legacy #1) by Apryl Baker

Alex has been locked up for years and when she’s finally released, she thinks it’s an opportunity to put the past behind her and get on with living her life. Within hours of settling into her new home with her brother trouble finds her and if it isn’t the bad boy Luka with his dangerous gypsy magic, then it is the fact that she’s concealing the madness that seems to be creeping back. The difference is that this time, Alex has friends who also have some pretty crazy secrets.

Alex is a complex character who doesn’t know or understand herself so her mysteries are unraveled slowly, much to the reader and the character’s surprise. Her past doesn’t just come back to bite her it barrels into her like a freight train and changes everyone’s lives which makes for a real action read.

I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed the story until I got to the end when the book hangover set in. Baker has a knack for hooking you in without you realising it so I can’t wait to read the next book.


The Blackburne legacy

Paralyzed (Vagabond Circus #2) by Sarah Noffke

Finley and Zuma chase Jack across the country to prevent him from confronting knight. Their love hate relationship is tested on the journey but they arrive too late. Knight is always one step ahead of them and unless Finley opens up to Zuma, she won’t know the true horrors that knight is really capable of.

This is an action-packed read leading straight from the first book. The romance between the leading pair is full of conflict including mortal danger and a third party. The story is fast-paced and Noffke is dropping little foreshadows like treats from a candy bag. Not only is the story unique and exciting but it encompasses a lot of well-rounded characters each with their own intrigue. After reaching the cliff-hanger ending it looks like I’ll be purchasing the next book in the series.



The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files v4, p2) by Apryl Baker

Mattie wakes up in hospital again but that doesn’t mean she’s out of action. With a dangerous father, a demon for a grandfather, and a guardian angel, not to mention her new friend the reaper, she has been kept busy. She must find Kayla’s killer before it’s too late. Dan’s abilities begin to look a lot like Mattie’s, if only he could master the sword that seems to appear from nowhere.

Mattie’s internal strength seems to know no limits but her body is starting to show signs of an overload. I think of all the fantastic characters within this series my favourite has to be Silas. Don’t judge me. The relationship between Mattie and the Malone brothers, including Dan, is starting to get complicated and with the arrival of the newly awakened Eric, AKA mirror boy, it throws another fan boy her way.

Baker left the ending on a bit of a cliff-hanger so I’ll be checking for the release date of the next book.


the Ghost Files 4 part 2