Rated 4 out of 5
February 11, 2021

. . . A new home, a fresh start, and magical secrets that could destroy them. . .
Bear with Me, book 1 of the Strawberry Shifters series, released by the Wild Rose Press.
Alison has magical gifts, one of which is bringing new life to dying plants, the other is SPD—sensory .processing disorder. After an unplanned pregnancy, Grant marries her, believing he could protect her from herself and the outside world. But the marriage turned into a long-distance relationship as he pursued a high-stress career and she remained at home with her parents, learning how to protect herself from the outside world, and raising her child.
After Grant is offered a lucrative position with a pharmaceutical company in rural Kentucky, the two decide to give their marriage one last try. But Strawberry, Kentucky has multiple secrets. Beneath its beautiful scenery lies a collection of evil Slaugh, former fairies, cast out for their bad behaviors. And they’re out for the blood of the local clan of shifters. As the new moon approaches, Grant, as the new leader of the shifters, and Alison, as a green witch, find themselves and those they care about in grave danger. Together, they battle the Slaugh, discovering new, underexplored facets to each other—and rescue their marriage.
Our Review: This non-stop action series with its deliciously hot sexual undertones, features two multi-layered lead characters whose strong wills and bold facades hide bleeding hearts and deep devotion to their beloved son. The author brings true and clear emotions to this story, ones that ring true and clear.
On a scale of 1-5, Bear With Me deserves a 4.
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Rated 4 out of 5
February 11, 2021

Magic abounds at the Deerbourne Inn when earth-fire witch Mercy Rose encounters half fae-half Rom Silvanus Forrest. She has a “hand” with flowers and other plants while he reigns over the land and his magic maple trees. She’s recovering from betrayal by a man whom she loved and trusted; he’s looking for someone to accept him for what he is.
Our Review: The charming New England village of Willow Springs comes to life through the authors deft descriptions of its various celebrations as well as the infusion of Gypsy lore into the hero’s past. Adding to the picture is a special appearance by Bertha, the Inn’s resident ghost. Mystic Maples is a terrific addition to the Deerbourne Inn series out of the Wild Rose Press.
Stetler has done it again, making us all wish for a bit of magic in our lives.
On a scale of 1-5, Mystic Maples earns a 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5
February 11, 2021

Elite bodyguard and P.I. Rick Bannerman’s job is to protect. He doesn’t get emotional with his clients, but when a woman from his past is threatened, his next job becomes personal. Family lawyer Abigail Laine is the target of a client’s vengeful husband, but refuses Rick’s offer of protection. He walked away from her four years ago, and she swore to forget him.
Now her reluctance to accept his help could cost Abby her life.
A Pride of Brothers: Rick
It’s never a dull moment with any book written by Peggy Jaeger. With A Pride of Brothers: Rick, she has stayed with the trope she has become known for: strong women, the families who support them, and the men who love them.
Abby Laine, an attorney specializing in family law, is a survivor and refuses to let any man, friend or foe, “take care of her”. Rick Bannerman, one of Jaeger’s strong men, firmly believes long term relationships will never figure into his life story. Then, of course, as the gods will do, the one thing both of these stubborn people need desperately is thrown into their paths and the fun begins.
A Pride of Brothers hooked me from page one and proved Jaeger can hold her own whether she’s writing short and sweet or long and complicated. One question: who’s up next in the Pride series?
On a scale of 1 through 5, A Pride of Brothers: Rick deserves a 6
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Rated 5 out of 5
February 11, 2021

Outspoken, rebellious Cissy Arkwright was sent west from her Chicago home to work at a boarding house in Wylder, Wyoming. The last thing she expects is friendship with the handsome new boarder, a man with an air of danger and the power to make her smile.
Buck Standish is on the run from his past. He’d like to put aside the life of a gun-for-hire, especially once he meets Cissy. But experience tells him the past has a way of catching up, pistols in hand. He’s lost his heart to Cissy—should he protect her by hitting the trail again? Or stay in Wylder and fight for their future?
Laura Strickland’s A Walk on the Wylder Side, book two in the Wylder West series released by the Wild Rose Press, introduces two new characters to Wylder, Wyoming: Cecelia “Cissy” Arkwright, newest in a long line of slave laborers at the Culpepper Boarding House and Buck Standish, a man trying desperately to leave the violence behind and forge a new life.

The attraction between Cissy and Buck is immediate and intense, compelling the reader to turn the pages to find which roadblock author Strickland will erect on the path toward true love for these two deserving young people. The secondary characters, colorful and unique in their own way, show this series has been well planned, designed to keep readers returning to see what and who will come on the scene of this small western town. Well done, Ms. Strickland!
On a scale of 1-5, A Walk on the Wylder Side deserves a 6.
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Rated 5 out of 5
February 11, 2021

Wealthy Diana Thompson falls in love with cowboy Dillon McCoy. Now both must run from a killer while saving the Lazy M ranch.
Hoping to reach a decision whether or not to marry a man not of her dreams, educator Diana Thompson retreats to a mountain ranch outside colorful Asheville, North Carolina for the Thanksgiving holiday. There she comes face to face with a man who could fulfill her dreams—turning them hotter than any she ever experienced.
Fresh off a marriage gone south, rodeo cowboy Dillon McCoy returns to his family’s ranch, to lick his wounds and decide what he wants to do with the rest of his life. After meeting Diana Thompson he realizes it’s right here, in the arms of this slim, intrepid woman.
But something is wrong. He can’t quite put his finger on it and Dillon knows the odd happenings around the Lazy M can’t all be coincidence. Together, as Diana and he confront past disappointments, they unite to find a killer before someone else dies.
Our Review: There are many intriguing aspects of Mountain Blaze. First is the author’s ability to create a lush setting that almost jumps off the page. The second is the cast of different, well-drawn characters. Perhaps most important, for fans of romantic suspense, is Ms. Grahl’s talent for building suspense. Mountain Blaze is a page turner. And once you’ve read it, you’ll want to go back and do it all over again. It’s that good.
On a scale of 1-5, Mountain Blaze deserves a 6.
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