The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry

The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry

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When a couple’s lost child resurfaces they are forced to embark on a journey into their shared past—one rife with dark secrets and lies.

This book was so emotionally tense! I was completely swept up into the book and the feelings of the characters. You have no choice but to feel the things Harry and Robin experience. The choices that were made have devastating consequences and no one person is truly to blame.  It has such amazing suspense and mystery it keeps you on edge. By the end of the book I felt just as heartbroken, regretful, and confused as the characters in the story. I felt heavy with the emotions this book left me with. I was so blown away by the ending! It was so gripping I couldn’t put it down. I give this book 5 starts and recommended it without a doubt.

The boy turned and looked at me, and everything slowed right down. The drumbeat stopped. The roaring hushed. The crowd fell away. In that moment, there was nothing but me and the boy, our eyes holding each other.

I received an Advance Reading Copy for a honest review. Quotes may be different from published final product.

Wrecked by Priscilla West

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Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.
The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”
Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “The Hammer.”
Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.
As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked.

Wrecked was a really good story. Right from the start you get pulled into the book and understand Lorrie and Hunter. They’re both dealing with tragic past and trying to figure out their futures. I liked how Lorrie actually decided to be friends with Hunter instead of throwing herself at him like a lot of main characters with these storylines. It was refreshing to see the time they took to form a friendship and it was believable. I was swept into the story and felt just as heartbroken as Lorrie and Hunter when things began to crumble around them.

I really liked Hunter. I was intrigued by his story and wanted to know more. He was interesting and really intense. I enjoyed how sure of himself he was and what he wanted from Lorrie. Lorrie on the other hand was very hard for me to like. In the beginning I understood especially with her family history but her constant back and forth with her feelings got annoying. Even when it came to gossip I got sick of her. One second she didn’t want to feed into it then she would be upset over something she heard.
Her jealously of Hunter being around other girls was also irritating when she kept telling him she only wanted to be friends. I did enjoy how she wanted to friends first but I just didn’t like her contradictory actions.

While you’re reading you will be routing for them the whole time and shocked to find out how the book ends. The conclusion to their story will be in the next book Rescued and I will definitely be reading that. I would recommend this as a read for all those NA Romance fanatics out there.

There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was
too broken. Things between us shouldn’t have gone this far in the first place.
Then this never would’ve happened. If only I’d been stronger. If I only I hadn’t
said those words, if only we were different people—not the lost, scared and
broken people that we were . . . then we wouldn’t be in this wreck

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Fragmented by Collen Connally

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She would do anything to protect her family…
Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother’s death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he’s not capable of committing. She’ll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father.

He would do anything to win a case…
ADA Darren Kennedy is known as ‘the bulldog.’ He doesn’t lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he’s dead-set on putting that killer behind bars…along with anyone that stands in his way.

A killer would do anything to get his heart’s desire…Cameron.

Review
Fragmented is the perfect read for all those mystery/thriller lovers out there. It is a page turner that will have you guessing until the very end. The plots twist will have you doubting every character and their intentions. I would suggest you read this book when you have nothing to do the next day because you will absolutely not stop reading this until you find out what happens.

It took me until the 5th chapter to really get into the story. I think it was because the point of view of the story kept changing every time you got into one person’s story. But, I promise you it all comes together in ways that will blow your mind. The author is donating half of all royalties made from the book to a charity in Boston as mentioned in the “About The Author” section in the back of the book. (Yes it’s that good I literally read it cover to cover!)

The Reunion by A.A. Pencil

The Reunion by A.A. Pencil


C. Moore Catholic High School’s 10-year reunion was organized as many reunions are; to reminisce, to see who had made a success of their lives, and in truth, to gossip on who had not. But this party in the secluded, 1890’s mansion once owned by a long dead, paranoid WWII Veteran, was to become anything but typical.

The Reunion was a heart pounding read.  It’s the kind of story that will have you looking over your shoulder if you read it at night and hoping someone was home if you read it alone.

The introduction of all the characters in the beginning slowed down the time it took for me to get into the story. But once that was over it quickly became clear things were not what they seemed with this group. This was no ordinary reunion. The former classmates start dropping like flies and the reason why will shock you. Absolutely nothing and no one is what they seem and the ending is not something you will see coming. This is the ULTIMATE whodunnit and it still leaves a question left at the end. This is an absolute must read 5 star book!

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