Featured New Release Of The Week: Taking Laura by Vi Carter

This week, we’re looking at the apparent conclusion of a series we’ve been looking at for the last couple of months. This week, we’re looking at Taking Laura by Vi Carter.

In this episode of the Broken Hearts series, recurring character Craig has been broken for a while, but even moreso by his actions at the end of the previous book. New character Laura is just as broken, and together, they just might find a way to heal each other to some degree. For a book that takes entirely inside a mental health facility yet without any form of paranormal or fantasy elements, this book is surprisingly well paced and non-claustrophobic. Carter has done a remarkable job with making sure we know just how broken one character is – and then hitting us unexpectedly with just how broken another character is.

This is a solid conclusion to this series, as there are no apparent openings for new couples to continue the saga, and quite possibly the most impactful for certain readers due to its ultimate subject matter. Truly looking forward to where Carter’s mind goes next and what stories she crafts from here.

And as always, the Goodreads/ Amazon review:
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Featured New Release Of The Week: Claiming Amber by Vi Carter

This week, we’re looking at the second book in a new series whose opener we looked at just last month. This week, we’re looking at Claiming Amber by Vi Carter.

As this book is the second in a series, the lead couple were both first introduced in Saving Grace – Amber, Grace’s best friend, and… Grace’s brother, Emmett. Now, we know from the first book that Emmett is a pretty big cheese in some pretty dangerous stuff. In this book, we get an in-depth look at just how dark and dangerous it is. Along the way, we get to see just how care free Amber can be yet still have a very trusting heart – one that Emmett could use a bit of, even if he finds it too dangerous given his work.

Overall this book definitely had elements to satisfy both romance readers and in particular mafia-style romance readers while also giving people who were looking for a more drama-driven, some action kind of book something to both love. Excellent character development on many fronts. not just including the primary couple but also some of the other characters both introduced here and previously. Yet again looking forward to where this series goes.

And the Goodreads/ Amazon:
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Featured New Release Of The Week: Saving Grace by Vi Carter

This week, we’re looking at a great romance that serves as the introduction to a new series. This week, we’re looking at Saving Grace by Vi Carter.

In the opening scene of this book, we’re introduced to several friends at a bonfire. This group of friends will all play parts in this book while also setting up future books featuring them. Meanwhile, in the next chapter, we get down to business with the actual story of this book: Grace projects having it all together, but inside she is a mess. Derek is secretly sent by Grace’s big brother to look over her… with explicit instructions that she is off limits romantically.

But when Grace finds herself in some… interesting… predicaments, Derek finds himself needing to save her. And in the process, a spark happens…

This was an excellent book about a broken girl and a guy in an impossible situation and an excellent introduction to a new series, with the usual tropes – the secondary female character is indeed the next female lead, and the other female characters will get their own books in time. Very much enjoyed this book, and very much looking forward to the rest of the series.

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