An Ali Review: Frost by Isabelle Adler

 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The end of the world as they knew it had come and gone, and the remnants of mankind struggle to survive in a barren landscape. Twenty-three-year-old Finn sets out on a desperate mission to scavenge for the much-needed medicine to help his sister. He knows better than to trust anyone, but when a total stranger saves him from a vicious gang, the unexpected act of kindness rekindles Finn’s lost faith in humanity.

The tentative friendship with his rescuer, Spencer, gradually turns into something more, and for the first time in years, Finn lets himself yearn for joy and hope in the dead of nuclear winter—right until Spencer goes missing.

They say love is the greatest power of all, but it seems it would take nothing short of a miracle to overcome the dangers that threaten to destroy Finn’s only chance for happiness and the lives of his loved ones.

This is the second book I’ve read by this author in the last month and it was another hit for me. (I also highly recommend her book Adrift).  I am a sucker for apocalypse settings in books and read them a lot.  This was the first time though that I have read a book when the apocalypse caused a constant snow and cold temperature.  I thought it was unique and since it would be mine own personal hell I was totally drawn in to it.
The book was relatively short but still did a good job with the world building.  It set a tone of bleakness and fear and I could immediately understand Finn’s desperation to help his sister.  Spencer was intriguing and I liked him immediately.  The bad guys were well done too.  You have to have bad guys in apocalypse stories but if it’s too heavy handed it can be over the top.  This was just the right mix in my opinion.
I really liked the romance and I thought the guys were great together.  It was a bit insta-love and while I don’t generally like that, I will always give that a pass in this sub genre.  It’s the end of the world….. you gotta get your loving when and where you can.  
As I previously stated I have read two of this author’s books this month and have really enjoyed them both.  She was a new to me author and I’m really excited to have found her stuff.  I will definitely be reading more by her.
Cover:  This cover was done by Natasha Snow and I just love it. I think it’s really well done and sets the feel of the story perfectly.  I think this cover artist and publisher have the best covers in the genre right now.  They set a high bar for book covers.
Sales Links:  NineStar Press | Amazon
Book Details:
Published March 4th 2019 by NineStar Press
ISBN 139781950412143
Edition Language English

An Alisa Review: Surreal Estate by Jesi Lea Ryan


Rating:  4.5 stars out of 5


Sasha Michaels is a psychic with an affinity for houses. And he’s homeless. Go figure. After months of sleeping rough, he stumbles upon an abandoned house, and the lonely place beckons him inside. He’s finally safe . . . until someone comes blundering in to his hideaway.


House-flipper Nick Cooper lost everything in the recession. Desperate to revive his business, he turns to a loan shark to fund his comeback project: flipping an abandoned house full of potential. But it turns out the house has an unexpected occupant.


Nick and Sasha make a deal: Sasha can stay in exchange for helping with the renovation. To both of their surprise, the closer they get to the loan shark’s due date, the stronger their feelings for each other grow. Problem is, Nick isn’t the only one with feelings for Sasha, and now the house doesn’t want to let Sasha go.


I really liked this story and once I got into it, I was hooked.  Sasha has been down on his luck for a while and lovely house that just needs some love calls to him.  Nick wants to make a comeback in the house flipper sector but finds much more with his new purchase.


Nick gives Sasha a chance at maybe finally getting out of the rut he is in while also offering him the support he lost when his grandfather passed away.  Sasha is the one person who unconditionally believes that Nick can accomplish what he is doing but doesn’t like the way he is making it happen.


I liked both of these characters.  Sasha just makes you want to wrap him up in a hug and make him feel better but he also has some stubbornness that does him good to.  Nick is so sure he can make it work, he just has to jump through some hoops to do it.  I love that they support each other and both help the other out in the ways that count the most.


Cover art by Lou Harper is great and I really like visuals it gives for the story


Sales Links: Riptide Publishing | Amazon | B&N


Book Details:

ebook, 271 pages

Published: November 5, 2018 by Riptide Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-62649-854-9

Edition Language: English

An Ali Review: Shaker of Earth (SPECTR Series 2, #5) by Jordan L. Hawk

Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

Charleston is reeling beneath the onslaught of demons unleashed by the vampire spirit Drugoy and his human host Yuri. Alone and drained almost to the point of death, Gray and Caleb must make their way across a city gone mad in hopes of putting an end to Yuri and Dru. But the other drakul isn’t the only enemy they have to worry about.

After the death of a rogue agent at Gray’s teeth, John’s faith in his lovers has been badly shaken. But when SPECTR Chief Barillo orders the vampire destroyed by any means possible, John and his allies find themselves in a race to find Gray and Caleb before their fellow SPECTR agents.

Because their only hope of stopping Yuri and Dru is by working together. And if they fail to unite, the streets of Charleston will run red with blood.

This was another fast paced installment of the Spectr series.  This story picks up immediately after the last one ended.  Caleb and Gray are in a bad situation and they’re on their own trying to stop Yuri and Dru.  John is with his fellow agents and they’re working to control the violence and chaos spreading through the city.
The story was pretty much action from beginning to end.  A lot of things happen and this portion of the story comes to a close by the end of the book.  The majority of the story is Spectr related but John, Caleb and Gray find some time for themselves, some time to repair the damage to their relationship.  It’s only a small portion of the book but enough that things end with their relationship stable again.
A new chapter in their lives will be beginning in Spectr  3 and I’m really looking forward to it.  I think the way the author wrapped this up opens the door to many new adventures with these three.  A must read for fans of this series.
Cover:  I love these new covers for this series.  I think they are eye catching and will hopefully bring new fans to these books.  I’m really glad the author decided to re-do these.  
Sales Links:  Amazon
Book Details:
Expected publication: September 14th 2018 by Jordan L. Hawk
Series SPECTR Series 2, #5

An Ali Review: Gray’s Shadow (Kings of Hell MC #4) by K.A. Merikan

 Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars

— There can be no shadow without the man to cast it. —

Gray. Lost his twin. Will never be complete. Works alone.
Shadow. Monster? Human? Exists to be Gray’s one true companion.

After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything.

Even sell his own shadow to the devil.

Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs.

The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray’s skin and make the human his.

Gray on the other hand isn’t willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil’s bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together.

But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow’s existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world.

This ended up being my favorite book of the series.  It was this wild combination of weird and pervy and sweet and romantic.  Who knew that would be my thing?
The plot was exciting and I was drawn in from the beginning because I’ve never read a character like Shadow before.  He was super unique in both his creation and his personality.  A lot of things happen in this book that furthers the ongoing plot with Bael and Mr. Magpie.  This part of the book was fast paced and kept me quickly flipping through pages to see what was going to happen next.  I thought the authors did a great job with this aspect of the story and I had no idea what was going to happen next.
As much as I enjoyed the action part of the book, my favorite part was the romance.  I loved every second Shadow and Gray were together.  Things start off poorly and Gray was mean in places but I understood where he was coming from.  As Gray begins to open up it was very emotional in places.  Their time together was filled super hot sex scenes and really romantic moments.  Gray and Shadow ended being a fantastic couple.  It was a bit like a fated mate and that’s a trope I love.
This is not a standalone.  There is an ongoing story arc and you will need to read the previous books to understand that.  I can’t wait for the next book to see how things end up for the Kings of Hell.
Cover Art in the tones of greys, blacks, and whites are perfect.  Matches up well with the subject matter although somewhat murky and draws you in like it should.
Sales Link:  Amazon
Book Details:
Kindle Edition, 458 pages
Published August 11th 2018 by Acerbi & Villani Ltd.
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesKings of Hell MC #4

An Ali Review: To See the Sun by Kelly Jensen

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Survival is hard enough in the outer colonies—what chance does love have?

Life can be harsh and lonely in the outer colonies, but miner-turned-farmer Abraham Bauer is living his dream, cultivating crops that will one day turn the unforgiving world of Alkirak into paradise. He wants more, though. A companion—someone quiet like him. Someone to share his days, his bed, and his heart.

Gael Sonnen has never seen the sky, let alone the sun. He’s spent his whole life locked in the undercity beneath Zhemosen, running from one desperate situation to another. For a chance to get out, he’ll do just about anything—even travel to the far end of the galaxy as a mail-order husband. But no plan of Gael’s has ever gone smoothly, and his new start on Alkirak is no exception. Things go wrong from the moment he steps off the shuttle.

Although Gael arrives with unexpected complications, Abraham is prepared to make their relationship work—until Gael’s past catches up with them, threatening Abraham’s livelihood, the freedom Gael gave everything for, and the love neither man ever hoped to find.

 I really loved this author’s Chaos Station series (which if you haven’t read you should) so I was excited to try this new stand alone book of hers.  The story starts off with a bit of action as Gael finds himself in a seriously bad situation and has to make a major change to gain control of his life.  He’s desperate when he answers Bram’s ad and doesn’t expect more than a bit of safety and a fresh start.  What he finds is a kind man and a chance at a life he never dreamed he could have.
One of things I enjoyed the most about this book was the pacing of the story.  There are a few dramatic events to keep the plot moving along but it’s mostly a sweet and quiet story.   Another strong point was fantastic character development.  Both of the main characters are shy and lonely and all they really want is to have a quiet, happy life.  Watching them work together to build this was so touching.  They start with a tentative friendship but as they get to know each other they start to fall in love.  It was a perfect slow burn romance with a nice bit of hurt/comfort.
Sometimes I get a bit overwhelmed with sci-fi stories because the world building is too much for my brain.  It was perfect here.  There was enough to let me imagine the unique planet of Alkirak but not so much I got overwhelmed with the details.  The author creates a unique planet and paints such detailed imagery that the reader can feel both Bram’s isolation on this remote planet and his love and pride for his home.
The ending was just perfect and made even my Grinch heart get filled with all of the feelz.  I was so happy for these two and the family they build together.
We’re about half way through the year and I’m already starting to think about which books are going to make my “Best Of” list and chances are high this book will make that list.  This is one I strongly recommend.
Cover:  This cover was done by Garrett Leigh and I like it a lot.  It is perfect for the story and captures the vibe of the story perfectly.
Sales Links:  Riptide Publishing  | Amazon
Book Details:
ebook, 293 pages
Published August 13th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
ISBN 1626498296 (ISBN13: 9781626498297)
Edition LanguageEnglish

An Ali Release Day Review: Lies & Deception by Nic Starr

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Detective Mitch O’Neill is the ideal man to infiltrate the Soldiers of Fury Motorcycle Club. His ex-boyfriend, Peter, is pledged with the club, which provides Mitch with the perfect cover. Despite the relationship ending badly, he’s come to terms with Peter’s drug addiction and his inability to help. All Mitch wants now is to bring down the Soldiers and the club president, Rocky Cummings, once and for all.

Finn Cummings hates everything the motorcycle club stands for, but he’s unable to escape his brother’s clutches. When Mitch is assigned as Finn’s driver, they spend countless hours together, and the saying proves true—opposites do attract. Finn agonizes over his feelings for Mitch—the last thing he wants is to involve himself further with criminals, not when he wants to leave that world. Mitch tries to come to terms with falling for a member of the outlaw club he’s determined to destroy.

If they can survive the fallout from Rocky’s violence and the investigation, they might discover it’s not a case of opposites attract after all.

I’m not sure why I tried this because I have a bad record with motorcycle club books.  But, hope springs eternal and both the cover and the blurb caught my eye.  I’m so glad I tried this because it was really, really good.
The blurb does a good job explaining the overall plot.  I was immediately caught up in the story and I also immediately liked both of the main characters.  I wasn’t sure I would find Finn’s problems legitimate but I did and I really felt sorry for the bind he was in.
When Mitch and Finn finally get together their chemistry is off the charts.  I loved the two of them together and was rooting for them the entire time.
The overall plot in regards to Mitch infiltrating the MC club was fast paced and entertaining.  There is a bunch of action and it feels realistic without being too gritty.
The side characters really added to the story.  I was hoping the bad guy would get his (you’ll have to read to see if he does) and I was hoping for something good to happen for Peter (maybe he’ll get a book of his own someday?).
This was my first time reading this author but I will definitely be checking out her other works.  This was one of the more entertaining stories I’ve read so far this year and I highly recommend this.
Cover:  This cover was done by Tiferet Design and I like it a lot.  It’s an eye catching cover and the models on the front fit the MC’s descriptions really well.
Sales Links:  Dreamspinner PressAmazon
Book Details:
ebook, 200 pages
Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition LanguageEnglish

An Ali Release Day Review: Bobby Green (Johnnies #5) by Amy Lane

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Vern Roberts couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and get the hell out of Dogpatch, California. But city living is expensive, and he’s damned desperate when Dex from Johnnies spots him bussing tables. 

As “Bobby,” he’s a natural at gay porn. Soon he’s surrounded by hot guys and sex for the taking, but it’s not just his girlfriend back in Dogpatch—or her blackmailing brother—that keeps him from taking it. It’s the sweet guy who held the lights for his first solo scene, who showed him decency, kindness, and a smile.

Reg Williams likes to think he’s too stupid to realize what a shitty hand life dealt him, but Bobby knows better. What Reg lacks in family, opportunity, education, and money, he makes up for in heart. One fumbling step at a time, they connect, not just in their hearts but in their bodies, where sex that’s not on camera, casual, or meaningless, becomes the most important thing in the world.

But Reg is hampered by an inescapable family burden, and he and Bobby will never fly unless he can find a way to manage it. Can he break the painful link to his unrealized childhood and grow into the love Bobby wants to give?
This is the fifth installment of this series and takes places at the same time the events of the first four books are taking place. There are references to things that are happening with the other characters and most of them have some role in this. The story starts with us meeting Vern/Bobby (his porn name & what I’m going to use for the rest of the review) who’s living an unhappy life in a bigoted small town. A chance to work construction in Sacramento helps him get out but when that quickly goes bad, Bobby is desperate to not have to go back. A chance meeting with Dex gives him the solution he needs and leads him to working at Johnnies where he meets and becomes friends with Reg.

I have to be honest and say I don’t remember Reg or Bobby at all from the other books (but it’s been years since I read the first three books in this series). Reg is a veteran porn star at Johnnies and he’s the good natured guy everyone is friends with (& friends w benefits with). At first Reg was presented as being slow intellectually and I wasn’t sure this book was going to work for me. Characters with cognitive delays can be dicey for me. If there’s any hint of a power imbalance between the two MC’s I’m out. Fortunately (for me) this is not how this plays out. I thought the author did a good job looking at how social issues effect one’s IQ and how emotional IQ is also a big part of how people present. Reg has a really difficult life. He’s been responsible for his mentally ill sister since he was 16 years old. She keeps him captive in his own home and he has no life outside porn and no friends other than the Johnnies guys. His meeting Bobby changes his perspective and challenges what he thought he wanted out of life.
These two start off as friends and it’s a really slow burn between them. I really liked that change up from most romance books. They spent months just hanging out and snuggling and talking. It takes them both awhile to even realize they’re in love. 

This book is pretty gritty and parts aren’t pretty at all. Reg’s sister has a very serious mental health issue and some of the scenes with her are pretty rough. She’s verbally and physically aggressive and poor Reg takes a ton of abuse. The situation Bobby is in in the first part of the book was also pretty difficult to read. There was one scene in particular where my stomach kind of knotted up for him. 

Something else I think is important to note is these two are not together-together for the first 50-60% of the book and they both sleep with other people, on and off the set. They weren’t at a commitment stage yet, and honestly the way things played out seemed very realistic. I personally didn’t have a problem with it, although I admit a few parts were a little sad, but I think it fit the plot in a very true to life manner. I mention it though as I know that dynamic is a big “no” for a lot of romance readers.
I had a lot of thoughts while reading this. It’s a pretty complex story line and one of the best books this author has written in years imo. She gave some great detail and thought to some complicated issues. I loved these two together and they way their relationship grew came to pass felt very realistic to me. This is very much not happy/fluffy Amy Lane so know that going in. As I’ve said, it’s very gritty and there’s more than one thing that may be of issue to some readers. Those of you who are like me though and love the grit and angst, this is a winner and you need to scoop it up asap.

This could be read as a standalone. There is a lot of interaction from the guys in the Johnnies group and all of them play at least a small role in this. Some (Dex, Kane and Ethan) play pretty big roles. You don’t have to read their books to be able to follow this one. You will spoiler yourself for multiple things from the first four books though. As someone who’s read all the books, I liked seeing the other guys and it was interesting to see them & their various issues from Reg & Bobby’s view points

This started a bit rough for me but ended up being my favorite in the series except for Chase in Shadows. These two are just fantastic together and watching them as they work through their problems (in life, not with each other) was really touching. They were perfect for each other & I was happy for them in the end like they were real people (#booknerd).
Cover:  This cover was done by Reese Dante and I like it a lot.  The cover fits perfectly with the prior books in the series and I thought the guys on the cover fit the descriptions of the MC’s really well.
Buy LInks:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon
 Book Details:
ebook, First Edition, 350 pages
Expected publication: February 6th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesJohnnies #5

An Ali Review: Two Man Station (Emergency Services #1) by Lisa Henry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Gio Valeri is a big city police officer who’s been transferred to the small outback town of Richmond with his professional reputation in tatters. His transfer is a punishment, and Gio just wants to keep his head down and survive the next two years. No more mistakes. No more complications.

Except Gio isn’t counting on Jason Quinn.

Jason Quinn, officer in charge of Richmond Station, is a single dad struggling with balancing the demands of shift work with the challenges of raising his son. The last thing he needs is a new senior constable with a history of destroying other people’s careers. But like it or not, Jason has to work with Gio.

In a remote two man station hours away from the next town, Gio and Jason have to learn to trust and rely on each another. Close quarters and a growing attraction mean that the lines between professional and personal are blurring. And even in Richmond, being a copper can be dangerous enough without risking their hearts as well.
This author is one of my favorites so I was really excited to see she had a new book coming out and this did not disappoint.  I was drawn in right from the beginning.  The pacing on this story is a bit slow but it works really well for the plot.  Due to the dynamics of their relationship we need the slow burn that happens between the two MC’s.  Anything faster wouldn’t have seemed realistic.
I loved the world building that was done here and the remote town that they live in was almost like it’s own characters.  I felt like I was there with the MC’s and I could picture everything so clearly in my mind.  I really loved how this setting and the side characters were done.
I enjoyed both Gio and Jason.  They were very different but when they finally get together it’s a beautiful thing.  I also liked how Jason’s daughter was done.  She seemed age appropriate and was just a kid.  I liked that she wasn’t precocious and she wasn’t there to provide humor.  I’m frequently disappointed in how children are presented in books and it sometimes seems like authors have never meant an actual real child.  That wasn’t the case here.  
If you’re looking for a really good read I definitely recommend this.  It’s a well done slow burn with engaging characters and an entertaining plotline.
This cover was done by Natasha Snow. I liked this cover a lot and thought it was not only well done but fit the story perfectly.
Sales Links:  Riptide Publishing | Amazon
Book Details:
ebook, 273 pages
Expected publication: January 22nd 2018 by Riptide Publishing
ISBN 1626497109 (ISBN13: 9781626497108)
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series Emergency Services #1

An Ali Review: Kill Game (Seven of Spades #1) by Cordelia Kingsbridge

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Homicide detective Levi Abrams is barely holding his life together. He’s reeling from the fallout of a fatal shooting, and his relationship with his boyfriend is crumbling. The last thing he’s prepared for is a serial killer stalking the streets of Las Vegas. Or how he keeps getting thrown into the path of annoyingly charming bounty hunter Dominic Russo.

Dominic likes his life free of complications. That means no tangling with cops—especially prickly, uptight detectives. But when he stumbles across one of the Seven of Spades’s horrifying crime scenes, he can’t let go, despite Levi’s warnings to stay away.

The Seven of Spades is ruthless and always two moves ahead. Worst of all, they’ve taken a dangerously personal interest in Levi and Dominic. Forced to trust each other, the two men race to discover the killer’s identity, revealing hidden truths along the way and sparking a bond neither man expected. But that may not be enough to protect them.

This killer likes to play games, and the deck is not stacked in Levi and Dominic’s favor.
I thought this was really good.  I haven’t been this excited about a new series in a long time.  In fact, if the rest of the series was done I would have binge read the entire thing.  When the story starts we meet both Dominic and Levi.  They know each other through their jobs but they don’t know each other well.  When a serial killer starts hunting prey in their city they end up crossing paths in a more detailed way.  The two men both feel the chemistry between them but there is a lot going on in both of their lives and getting together is a complicated things.
As the book proceeds the two MC’s get drawn together repeatedly due to the circumstances of the case.  I loved how the author handled these two getting together.  It’s a slow burn and it’s obvious she’s going to take her time building their relationship and I for one am really excited about that.  I love ongoing series where the main characters have time to build a solid foundation and where the author takes the reader along and lets us see all the steps along the way. 
I liked both Levi and Dominic and I thought they were both well done and thoroughly fleshed out.  They came across as realistic people with realistic problems.  Both have some issues they’re going through and the author shows us their vulnerabilities and flaws.  Despite that, or maybe because of that, I immediately connected with them both.  There are a host of side characters (friends, family, co-workers) that we both interesting and added to the overall plot.
The author did a good job on the mystery aspect of the case.  I thought it was entertaining and pretty fast paced.  I have some theories about who the killer is and I’m eager to get to the next installments of the series to see if I’m right or not.  The murders were sufficiently creepy but not too gruesome or dark. 
So, again, this was really good and is going to go on my “best of” list this year.  It looks like there will be 5 books total in this series and I can’t wait to read them all.
The cover was done by G.D Leigh and I think it’s fantastic.  It fits the creepy vibe of a book about a serial killer.  I think it’s super eye catching and attractive.  When you get to the end of this book you can see the covers for the rest of the books in the series and they are all great.  They are distinctive and they match well.  You’ll have no trouble seeing that they are a matched set.
Sales Links:  Riptide Publishing | Amazon
Book Details:
ebook, 297 pages
Published October 23rd 2017 by Riptide Publishing
Original TitleKill Game
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesSeven of Spades #1 settingLas Vegas, Nevada (United States)
Nevada (United States)

The Seven of Spades series is best read in order of publication, which is as follows:

  1. Kill Game (October 23, 217)
  2. Trick Roller (January 29, 2018)
  3. Cash Plays (April 30, 2018)
  4. One-Eyed Royals (July 30, 2018)
  5. A Chip and a Chair (October 22, 2018)

An Ali Release Day Review: Tender Mercies (Men of Lancaster County #2) by Eli Easton

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Eddie Graber’s dream of a sanctuary for rescued farm animals was about to come true when his partner backed out at the last minute. Now Eddie risks losing the twenty-five acre property in Lancaster County—and all the hopes he held for it—before the project even gets off the ground. He needs help, he needs money, but most importantly, he needs to rediscover the belief in a higher purpose that brought him here in the first place.

Samuel Miller worked hard to fit into his Amish community despite his club foot. But when his father learns Samuel is gay, he is whipped and shunned. With just a few hundred dollars to his name, Samuel responds to an ad for a farmhand and finds himself employed by a city guy who has strange ideas about animals, no clue how to run his small farm, and a gentle heart.

Samuel isn’t the only lost soul to serendipitously find his way to Meadow Lake Farm. There’s Fred and Ginger, two cows who’d been living in a garage, a gang of sheep, and a little black pig named Benedict who might be the key to life, love, money—and even a happily ever after for two castoffs.
This book was a jem.  A touching story about good people trying to make the world a better place.  The story starts with a bit of heartache as we see Samuel shunned from his community.  He ends up in a homeless shelter and that leads him to seeking a job with Eddie.  Samuel was a fantastic character in my opinion.  I loved everything about him.  I thought the author did a great job writing his character and she created one of those characters that makes the reader swoon.
Once Samuel and Eddie started working together the rescue begins to come together.  Being a big animal person myself I was  over joyed in all the scenes about the rescue.  Some of the animals themselves were written almost like side characters which I found delightful.  I thought the overall plot was really unique and I enjoyed it a lot.
The romance was a slow burn and they’re not physical until at least the 50% mark of the story.  I liked that about it and in fact would rather see an author take the time to build two character’s relationship rather than go down the instant love/sex type plot.  By the time these two finally kissed I was more than ready for it to happy and it was a beautiful moment in their love story.
 This title is set in the same region as book #1 but features a new couple. It can be read as a stand-alone.  If you’ve read the first book you will notice a cameo by the couple from the first book.  
Overall I found this to be a really well written story.  It had a unique plot and great characters and it’s one I would definitely recommend.
The cover artist for this book was Brooke Albrecht.  I liked this cover a lot and I think it’s very striking.  It also ties in very nicely to the first book in the series.
Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon
Book Details:
ebook, 216 pages
Expected publication: October 27th 2017 by Dreamspinner
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series Men of Lancaster County #2
setting Pennsylvania (United States)