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Book Reports (15) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****
White Lies, by Lucy Dawson -- adult psychological suspense -- a story about a woman who has a one-night stand with a 17-year old boy (legal in the UK, apparently) and the fallout when he accuses her of stalking him (and having had a 3-month affair previously)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3190871377
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Book Reports (13-14) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****
Heated Rivalry, by Rachel Reid -- adult contemporary (sports) romance (male/male) -- a story of two hockey 'rivals' (defined as such by the media) and their journey from casual hook-up to love

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3180966313

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Dance Off, by Ariel Tachna -- adult contemporary romance (male/male) -- a story of two professionals in a dance competition (similar to Dancing with the Stars) who fall in love

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3180984591
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Book Reports (10-12) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****-
The Foxhole Court, by Nora Sakavic -- NA sports'/mob (I'd call this a parallel universe) -- the story of Neil Josten, on the run from his mobster father, and fighting to play the only sport he cares about (Exy) without drawing too much attention ... *be aware that these are filled with graphic violence, including depictions of torture and rape*

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3174831365

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The Raven King, by Nora Sakavic -- this piece of the trilogy focuses on Neil's growing relationships with the other Foxes and how things go with his enemies (specifically Riko Moriyama)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3174883027

*****
The King's Men, by Nora Sakavic -- the final part resolves the issues with Neil's dad and the Moriyamas

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3174912061
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Book Reports (9) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****
Hard Ride, by A.M. Arthur -- adult, contemporary romance (male/male) -- the story of Derrick and Slater who pretend to be boyfriends (and eventually have to deal with real feelings) while Slater heals from an injury

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3161933411
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Book Reports (8) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****+
The Last Sister, by Kendra Elliot -- adult romantic suspense -- a story about a sister who discovers a murdered man (hanged) 20 years after her own father was hanged and how this impacts her sisters and town.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3160284365
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Book Reports (7) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****+
Him, by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy -- adult/NA male/male romance -- a story about two NCAA hockey players moving toward the NHL -- ex-best friends -- who meet up again at the Frozen Four and then at a camp for young hockey players (as coaches)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3154116804
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Book Reports (6) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****-
Last Day, by Luanne Rice -- adult contemporary mystery -- the story of three female friends who deal with the loss of their 4th friend (and sister) while trying to figure out who killed her (and facing secrets which come to light)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3147005972
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Book Reports (5) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****-
When We Were Worthy, by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen -- adult contemporary with slight mystery -- a story about the lives of four females after the death of three cheerleaders (allegedly caused by a boy in their school) and the secrets revealed in their small town

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3142512716
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Book Reports (4) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

*****
One of Us is Next, by Karen M. McManus -- YA mystery/suspense -- the story of four teens who become unwitting targets of someone bent for revenge only 18 months after Simon Kelleher wreaked havoc on Bayview High (in the first book, One of Us is Lying).

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3138691130
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Book Reports (3) ...

Because I've had trouble keeping up with my reading, I'm going to change my book report style a bit. Now I'm aiming to write reviews on Goodreads and simply post the link here. But I'm also going to change my star system:

* = Just not for me
** = Interesting premise but not engaging enough to complete
*** = Okay; didn't love but liked enough to finish (or at least skim)
**** = Good; liked the writing style and/or the plot enough to stick with it
***** = Loved; will definitely keep and/or re-read

****-
Tough Guy, by Rachel Reid -- adult, male/male romance -- a story about an 'enforcer' in hockey who is actually struggling with anxiety, body image, and fears of flying ... and how he re-connects with (and falls for) a former friend who is pretty much his opposite in every way. (fairly graphic sex)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3133336911