3 Stars

Misenchanted Shifter (Shifting Crossroads Book 17) by Zenina Masters


Misenchanted Shifter - Zenina Masters

Eileen has always known she couldn’t control her shifts. She also knows that it is not normal to shift into hundreds of different animals.

When she is declared close to her heat, she is ordered to the Crossroads and her payment for the transport causes a stir. Her claw is that of a chimera and the enchantment that she thought was binding her, in fact, wasn’t doing anything at all.

Harris has been at the Crossroads for a few days, and when he sees a woman dressed to the nines in a classic manner, he is enthralled. When she is spunky and direct, he is charmed, and when she touches his hand, he is smitten




The heroine is well drawn with a loving adopted mother. The hero is interesting as well with his family background.


This is a quick satisfying read. 

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Indentured Bride by Yamila Abraham


Indentured Bride - Yamila Abraham

Cruel alien masters have oppressed Tabitha for the last ten years. An Alliance observer discovers that she’s been experimented on and pulls her from the slave colony. She’s going to be granted the privilege of becoming an indentured bride.

Tabitha doesn’t see her new assignment as a privilege. Her duties seem pretty clear cut, and she knows what Hax-Rah aliens are like. The last thing she wants is to be stranded on a moon with one.

Hex-Lord Jaxil took an isolated mission for a reason, and he never asked for a bride.



This is a dark world with little light. The heroine remains a slave as does the hero.


The heroine is a product of what has been done to her.


But there is a sweetness to this romance even if it ends too quickly and needs a lot more happy for my tastes. There is a nice bit of revenge though. 

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Nico (Ruin & Revenge, #1) by Sarah Castille Review


3 Stars (3 / 5)


A dangerous proposal

In Nico, the first book in the Ruin & Revenge series by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille, Las Vegas Mafia boss, Nico Toscani, is used to getting what he wants, whether it is having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, the daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off. . .

Sexy computer hacker, Mia, struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game. Will they surrender to the passion that burns between them—and risk tearing apart their families? Or will Nico be forced to betray the only woman who sets his blood on fire?


The characters are well developed and the steam level is through the roof in this star-crossed Mafia love story.

I really liked hacker Mia and mob guy Nico. And then I hated everyone else.

It is a fasted placed plot with good writing, I think if you like mafia romance, you may like this one better than I did. It is compelling. It was just hard for me to believe in the HEA which is a must for me.

I received this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.