GIVE UP THE GHOST by Kelly Moran

cover65490-medium.                  99 STARS

Can I do that?? Give 99 stars instead of 5? This one deserves them! Oh my gosh! This book held me spellbound from the first! Kelly Moran has created the most amazing characters and I fell in love with all of them. The story was intense and pulled at all my emotions. I can’t wait to read more of this paranormal team.

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Paranormal investigator Kerry Baker has seen it all. But nothing in her work with the Phantoms team prepares her for the most terrifying ghost of all―seeing her doppelganger. Rumored to be a foreshadowing of one’s death, the spectre shakes Kerry to the core…sending her into the arms of her best friend and fellow Phantom cast member, Paul Leake, for comfort.

Until a kiss changes everything.

Paul has been in love with Kerry for ages, unwilling to compromise their friendship. As their investigation in a ghost town grows more intense, however, so does the chemistry between Paul and Kerry. With her life in danger and their jobs on the line, giving into their attraction couldn’t be a worse idea―and yet they can’t bring themselves to stop it. Even if it kills her…

SUMMIT OF DESIRE by Elena Aitken

5 STARS

I really liked this book. I love how Elena Aitken starts each new series by bringing in old friends from the last series and we can keep up with them! We first met Malcolm and Kylie as a couple in Eden having a romantic getaway. Now Kylie is wondering what to do with her life and feeling changes need to be made but wondering if Malcolm can still fit into her life with the changes she is contemplating. Hard choices for any of us to make! Do I stay here with the one I love and give up my dream to go and do something else? Do I go and loose the love of my life? How can I have both or will I end up with neither? Ms Aitken does an excellent job again bringing her characters to life.

MIDNIGHT SPRINGS by Elena Aitken

midnight springs                                                          5 STARS

Elena Aitken is a beautiful story teller!! I love her style and her stories. This one especially touched me. It’s a charming love story with all the new feelings of falling in love for the first time. I’ve read some books where all the angst of a troubled relationship is really unbelieveable. This book just felt real! And for first time in a long time, I cried at the end.

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The only reason Bria Sheridan was at the Springs resort was to save her grandmother from being swindled out of all her money. And the only reason she agreed to stay and give the place a chance was because she loved her grandmother. That and…she didn’t really have any other place to go. In fact, if she didn’t turn in a killer photo assignment, she’d lose her job completely.

Head chef for the resort, Jax Carver never stays in one place very long, and it’s about time he thought about moving on again, especially since he’s starting to care about the people he’s met in Cedar Springs. But before he goes, he might as well help the dark haired, beauty who clearly has a chip on her shoulder that he’d love to knock off.

Bria needs a photo spread that will save her career and Jax can help her get it. What she doesn’t need is the undeniable attraction between them, unless of course they can both keep it casual with no expectations. And that’s a lot to gamble on, especially since neither of them are counting on having any real feelings. But when those feelings are put to the test, will their connection be strong enough to save them? Or will the chance for love be lost for good?

ON THE 12th DATE OF CHRISTMAS by Nikki Lynn Barrett

On the Twelfth Date of Christmas                                            4 STARS

Robin lost a lot in the last year: two boyfriends and her peace of mind. It’s Christmas time again, a time for forgiving. Jonas comes back hoping to gain some forgiveness for himself. Robin wonders how much more she can risk while still recovering from all the blows.

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After being mugged, Robin Sorenson is left shaken and her spirit in humanity is broken. Worse, she’s not sure how to deal with the new anxieties or who to confide in, since she’s always preached to pick oneself up and move on. Yeah, she’s been the go to girl when anyone’s had problems. Christmas is coming, and her belief in magic and miracles has faded.

Then Jonas comes back.

Jonas Aimes made a mistake when he walked away from Robin a year earlier. A big one. He’d loved her, always had and still does, but his desire to please his aging and strict parents took precedence. Back from the overseas internship they’d struggled to get him in, he plans on winning Robin back. What he didn’t count on was discovering the shell of the vivacious woman he’d loved.

Broken.

Remembering her love of Christmas, Jonas pulls the holiday heartstrings. What? All is fair and love and war, right?

Twelve days, Twelve Dates.

Robin is speechless when Jonas not only refuses to leave her alone, but dares her to accept his cheesy holiday-themed challenge. Twelve dates to give him a chance to prove that he loves her and is never leaving her again.

But in the season known for miracles, can Robin find the magic needed to open her heart and faith once more … or will she forever wonder about the ghost of the Christmas past that could have been?

THE SECRET SANTA WISHING WELL by Nikki Lynn Barrett

The Secret Santa wishing Well                                           4 STARS

A single mother, a little boy with a big wish and a mall Santa with no spirit of Christmas combine to make a magical holiday happen for all of them. Get into the spirit of the season with with love story!

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The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn’t seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish…
Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter’s existence and doesn’t provide for the son he does. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben’s kind actions lead a stranger to them.
Ah, but it’s Christmas time and the magic has begun.
When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.
With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.
Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.

COCKTAIL CRUISES: The Collection by Allie Boniface

cocktail cruises                                                            4 STARS

What a fun idea! Not just the singles who book a vacation on the cruise meet someone to love, but also some employees and their family and friends. With bonus advice from the Savvy Sex Goddess this collection is a fun read. From passengers who want to jump in bed every chance they get to those who are looking for their happily ever after you get the whole spectrum!

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TEQUILA SUNRISE
A brawny construction worker and a plus-sized beauty…

SEX ON THE BEACH
A millionaire playboy and an elementary school teacher turned sex advice columnist…

BETWEEN THE SHEETS
A single mom and a sexy South American dance instructor…

Tequila Sunrise, Sex on the Beach, and Between the Sheets are the three stand-alone novellas of the Cocktail Cruise series, but read together, these sexy heroes and feisty heroines will take you through one hot year on board the Spirit of the Seas, from the cruise ship to the Florida coast and beyond.

The Dysfunctional Test by Kelly Moran

Dysfunctional Test                                              5 STARS

I am totally in love! Troy is the man every girl needs to build her self esteem and self confidence. And who can’t use a bit of help there? The best example of friends to lovers is found in this story and even those non-believers of true love will change their minds after reading this one!

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You are cordially challenged to a test of true love.

Growing up in her large, crazy Serbian family, Camryn Covic became an expert at shutting down her emotions in order to maintain her sanity. But when she loses her apartment, her job and her boyfriend all in one day, she hits her breaking point.

Worse, if her family finds out she’s single again, her sister’s upcoming wedding will be a disaster. The bride-to-be has a plan, though. A plan that involves an old friend, a pretend relationship…and the probability of ending up in a padded cell. This time for real.

Troy Lanske agreed to the crazy plan only because, when he was a lonely foster child, Camryn was his lifeline. But she isn’t the idealistic girl he remembers. She’s become so jaded that she doesn’t even believe in love anymore.

He sets out to restore her faith in happily-ever-afters, but his plan backfires when the fake relationship begins to feel all too real. Falling for the one woman he can’t have could mean losing more than just his honorary family. He could lose everything.

Warning: Contains a Playgirl-material hero and a woman who thinks she couldn’t be any more wrong for him. Enter one “Big Fat Overly Romantic Serbian Family”. Sit back and watch the magic happen. Enjoy!