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The second book in the Hellions of Halstead Hall novel, this book features Lord Jarrett, a noted gamester and card shark.  He is tricked into running his grandmother’s brewery and ends up joining forces with Annabel Lake, another Brewster, on a scheme that will hopefully make both money.  There are of course several bumps along the way including lies, confusion and betrayal.  But this is a great second in the series and I look forward to learning what Jeffries’s has in store for the others.

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Torment by Lauren Kate

First off, love the cover, but it is not accurate to events in the book.  Read it and you’ll know what I mean.  It is still visually stunning though.  Luce is in a new city, her parents don’t know where she is and she still has no clue what is going on.  But she is about to learn a lot more and make some new friends along the way.  More clues are given to Luce’s true nature (ok, what I think is her true nature).  She is fabulous and fascinating.  These books definitely remind me of Twilight, but I like Luce so much better than I ever liked Bella.  She has a spine and isn’t afraid to show it.  I think the next book in the series is going to be amazing based on where this one left off.  I can’t wait to find out about all the things that have been hinted at in the last few books.  The author gives tantalizing glimpses without ever actually giving anything away.  Grrrrrrrr

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The final book in the Bride Quartet, Happy Ever After certainly lives up to its name.  As with most of Roberts’ series, we know who this book is going to be about:  Parker and Malcolm…the two remaining singles in their group of friends.  Parker is the brains and vision behind Vows and has helped make it the amazing wedding venue it is.  She works nonstop and is incredibly organized.  Malcolm on the other hand is a mechanic who rides a motorcycle.  The two have had sparks flying in the other few books, but it is in this one that we actually see them ignite.  We are once again treated to some fabulously amazing weddings and a great conclusion for Parker and her friends.  A very happy, light fun book.

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Dr. Joanna Lander is studying near death experiences and teams up with Dr. Richard Wright to work on simulating and decoding near death experiences.  As with all Willis’s books, there are so many twists and turns you feel like you are in a maze.  It is utterly brilliant and captivating.  Willis does not shy off from making what are sometimes painful plot decisions, but these decisions only make her books that much stronger.  Joanna is a wonderful heroine and you cheer for her throughout as she tries to unravel why peope have these experiences.  As always, there are some fabulous minor characters that really enrich the story.  A masterful book.

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