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The Last Train to Key West

I became a huge fan of Chanel Cleeton's writing in late 2018 when I picked up a copy of Next Year in Havana. Ever since then, I've kept an eye out for her new releases and even purchased a few of her backlist titles. Her writing is deep and affecting, never shying away from tough topics but also man ...

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The Last Train to Key West

The Last Train to Key West, Chanel Cleeton’s handsome and engrossing look into life in Key West, Florida, just before the infamous 1935 Labor Day Hurricane focuses in on three different women who end up on the island for disparate reasons, yet manage to make friendships and find romantic relations ...

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Island Affair

When I think of Priscilla Oliveras’ books, 'joy' is the word that comes to mind. I don’t consider her novels fluffy romps (at least not the ones I’ve read so far), but there’s a deeply joyful quality to her stories that never fails to lift my mood. Island Affair deals with deeply emotional t ...

B
Tied Score

If you like sweetness with your spice, then take a bite of this bakery-set BDSM tale. Owen is a big, burly baker, the sort of man women picture pinning them down. But actually, Owen wants just the opposite - he enjoys being bossed around in bed. Iris, an HR director, has never seen herself as a D ...

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Bishop's Endgame

After the rather disappointing Bishop's Queen, the middle instalment of Katie Reus’ Endgame Trilogy, I confess I was on the fence as to whether I was going to finish the series.  But in the end, I decided to read Bishop’s Endgame because I was still interested in finding out what happened to th ...

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When We Left Cuba

Late in 2018, I started hearing quite a bit of talk about Chanel Cleeton's novel Next Year in Havana. The premise intrigued me, so I added it to my extremely sizable TBR pile, but didn't actually get around to reading it until February of 2019. I was completely captivated by both the setting and the ...

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An Honorable Seduction

Summer loving will soon be upon us. The days are warming up, the nights are getting hotter and it is at such times that every reader’s mind turns towards the ultimate vacation accessory: the perfect beach read. An Honorable Seduction, with its Florida beachside location, talk of cruise ships and d ...

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Cocoa Beach

Some authors write character based stories, some write plot based ones. Beatriz Williams writes great characters and places them within a gripping plot. Such is the case with her latest novel, Cocoa Beach. Although most of her books are standalones she is able to uniquely link her novels through a s ...

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No One Like You

I have had this book for months and started reading it several times, then put it down for something more interesting. Then my daughter decided to get married and I had an excuse to leave it in my TBR pile. Well my daughter is safely wed and my excuses are no longer valid, so I knuckled under and fi ...

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Sunset Bridge

Sunset Bridge, the third and final book in the Happiness Key series by Emilie Richards, concludes with an emotionally satisfying ending. Having read all three books, I became very attached to all the characters and their story arcs. As much as I hate series that go on far too long, it is difficult t ...