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Pivot: Three Connected Stories of Romantic Suspense Against The Heart by Kat MartinMeriwether tries hard to keep her jerk of an ex, Joey away from her and her daughter While on the run she gets help from Ian who is an ex cop He knows something is going on with her but doesn t want to push her away so doesn t push her too much too fast but he s quickly becoming attached to her and her sweet daughter Ian s father is a sweet old man who was lonely after his wife died five years earlier and he d let the house go to hell Ian hired Meri to cook, cl Against The Heart by Kat MartinMeriwether tries hard to keep her jerk of an ex, Joey away from her and her daughter While on the run she gets help from Ian who is an ex cop He knows something is going on with her but doesn t want to push her away so doesn t push her too much too fast but he s quickly becoming attached to her and her sweet daughter Ian s father is a sweet old man who was lonely after his wife died five years earlier and he d let the house go to hell Ian hired Meri to cook, clean and keep the house his father lived in working It was nice to see the way Ian s father changed once he got used to Meri and her daughter being in the house But when Joey goes to one of her friends and smacks her around until she gives up Meri s phone number, things get dangerous Shaken by Rebecca ZanettiMichelle is a friend of Meri s from the first story which I really liked having this tie in to make these stories connect in some way Meri s ex, who is an absolute jerk assaults Michelle to find out where Meri is Later Michelle s mother comes to her and tells her she needs a lot of money but Michelle only had a couple of thousand she can give her drug addict mother Joey and one of his goons took her tablet when he left and hew newest comic was on it She needed the tablet back because there were other things on her tablet as well Evan came to make sure she was ok after the run in with Joey Her and Evan had been a thing until he joined the Marines, then they broke up But now he was back and he wanted her but she wasn t sure she could trust her heart with him again With the help of Evan s friend, Wolfe they go after her tablet, try to save her mother and keep from getting killed from the drug dealers chasing them.Echoes of the Past by Alexandra IvyGray helped take down Joey and Ski when they had tried to kidnap Meri s daughter, Lily from the first story Ski now wanted to make a deal to testify against a couple of dirty cops who were selling drugs for the local drug cartel and Gray was there to make sure things went smoothly so when Ski starts getting threatening letters not to talk or his kid will be dead, Gray has to help him Donny had escaped a kidnapping attempt and ended up at the youth center where Melanie was his tutor Melanie saves him from being kidnapped again and then Gray comes upon the scene Gray asks Ian from the first story to take Donny until the danger blows over Melanie stayed with him to identify the guys who tried to take the boy All three stories tie in with each other since so many of the characters are friends I liked how each story was it s own but it also included bits of the others I really liked these stories and how the entire thing concluded There was enough action, danger and romance to keep me reading Disclosure I was given an ARC of this book via NetGalley but all opinions and thoughts are my own I love trying out anthologies so that I can find new authors, and Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy are new authors to me I ve read and loved Rebecca Zanetti, so I knew this anthology would be worth it just for her story alone I was happy to see Zanetti s characters are from one of her series that I am reading and loving right now The best part is that the other two stories were equally as good I m so curious now what characters Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy brought from their other series, that s I love trying out anthologies so that I can find new authors, and Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy are new authors to me I ve read and loved Rebecca Zanetti, so I knew this anthology would be worth it just for her story alone I was happy to see Zanetti s characters are from one of her series that I am reading and loving right now The best part is that the other two stories were equally as good I m so curious now what characters Kat Martin and Alexandra Ivy brought from their other series, that s me assuming they are not brand new characters Each story are the size of a novella and I think they all did a great job of making a short story feel like a completed book I especially enjoyed how each story had common characters that flowed from the first to the last story It made all three feel connected and like you were reading one book I m looking forward to reading my new to me authors and thank you Rebecca Zanetti for giving meof the Deep Ops series As Girls, They Bonded Over Broken Homes And Growing Up In Foster CareAs Women, They Re Fighting For Their Lives, And Loves, OnceRI Against The Heart When Meriwether Jones Takes Her Young Daughter And Runs From Trouble In LA That Trouble Follows By The Time Meri Reaches Spokane, She S Out Of Gas, Money, And Ideas Luckily, Ex Cop Ian Brodie Hires Her To Help Him With His Father S Farmhouse, And They Seem Like The Answer To Each Other S Prayers But Meri Is Keeping A Dangerous Secret And Ian Is In Danger Of Losing His HeartLANIE Echoes Of The Past That Secret Explodes When Melanie Cassidy Spots Two Men Trying To Kidnap A Young Boy She Tutors And Responds By Ramming Them With Her Car The Last Thing She Expects Is For The Man She Once Loved, Detective Gray Hawkins, To Appear And Rescue Them Both Now She Has No Choice But To Trust Him As They Investigate The Truth About A Conspiracy Of Dirty, Drug Trafficking Cops And The Truth About Their RelationshipMICHELLE Shaken After A Rough Youth, Michelle Peach Was Finally Content In Portland Until Two Men Broke Into Her Home, Threatened Her, And Sent Her Mentally Unstable Mom On A Blackmail Spree That Michelle Has To Stop The Last Person Michelle Wants To See Is Her Ex, Evan Boldon, A Former Marine Turned Sheriff But Evan Misses The Woman Who Walked Away Instead Of Letting Him Help Years Ago This Time He S Not Asking Permission He S Going To Put A Stop To The Trouble Stalking Michelle And Her Friends And Win Her Heart For Good Three women three stories three authors.When they were girls, they bonded over living in foster care As adult women, they ve survived their childhoods but now they all face danger.AGAINST THE HEART by KAT MARTINMeri takes her daughter and runs from an abusive boyfriend She runs until she s out of money, out of gas, and out of ideas Luckily ex cop Ian Brodie hires her to help with his father s farmhouse The attraction is there but Meri is hiding her secret and that means dange Three women three stories three authors.When they were girls, they bonded over living in foster care As adult women, they ve survived their childhoods but now they all face danger.AGAINST THE HEART by KAT MARTINMeri takes her daughter and runs from an abusive boyfriend She runs until she s out of money, out of gas, and out of ideas Luckily ex cop Ian Brodie hires her to help with his father s farmhouse The attraction is there but Meri is hiding her secret and that means danger for all.SHAKEN by REBECCA ZANETTIWhen Melanie sees two men trying to kidnap a young boy, she doesn t hesitate for a moment, but rams her car into the side of their car Being a witness brings its own problems, especially as it s none other than Detective Gary Hawkins who take her and the boy into hiding She and the Detective have a history can she trust him ECHOES OF THE PAST by DEBBIE RALEIGHMichelle has finally laid her past to rest but that is soon to change Two men break into her home, threatening her and sending her mother on a blackmail spree The last person she wants to see if former marine turned sheriff This time, he s not taking no for an answer he s going to stop the trouble stalking Michelle and her friends.These are all well written full of suspense, along with a dash of romance It s like getting three novellas wrapped into one book.Many thanks to the authors Kensington Books Netgalley for the digital copy of these Romantic Suspense stories Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own Advanced Reader Copy ARC provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.An anthology of three stories by three of my favorite authors Should be fun I am really surprised how these three stories, written by three different authors have used the plot from Against the Heart and written wonderful, unique stories taking off from that plot And, characters from their current series make appearances Fantastic, just fantastic.Against the Heart Kat Mar Advanced Reader Copy ARC provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.An anthology of three stories by three of my favorite authors Should be fun I am really surprised how these three stories, written by three different authors have used the plot from Against the Heart and written wonderful, unique stories taking off from that plot And, characters from their current series make appearances Fantastic, just fantastic.Against the Heart Kat Martin 4 StarsThe beginning of The Brodies of Alaska Series is a novella about Ian Brody, owner of the security firm a lot of the cousins work for, and Meriwether Jones, a single mom on the run from the junkie dealer father of her four year old daughter, Lily It is a great romance and although the plot is predictable, Kat Martin is such a great author she pulls it off It was an enjoyable story Shaken Rebecca Zanetti 5 StarsMichelle Peach had a rough childhood, a unstable mother and a series of foster homes In one really good home, she was able to form lasting friendships and family Evan Boldon was also in this home and these two teens fell in love Life led them in different directions, but when Michelle , now in Portland, OR, is attacked by thugs searching for her friend, Meri, and then again by different thugs searching for her mother, who stole from her and left, Evan Bolton is there for her Evan s life led him to the Marines and then to a small town in Washington State when he is now the Sherriff He always loved Michelle and is going the use this opportunity to prove that to her and never let her go again.Echoes of the Past Alexandra Ivy 4 StarsWhen one of the thugs, now in jail, has information about dirty cops, Grey Hawkins, a Spokane Police Detective, returns to Seattle to assist in the investigation When the thug s son is threatened, Gray comes face to face with the woman he left behind when he left Seattle two years ago Melanie Cassidy interrupts the attempted kidnapping of a young boy she tutors She runs and is saved by Gray, a man she cared for until he broke her heart She has to trust him with her safety, but can she trust him with her heart Loved this trio of stories, the characters and the way they intermingled together Against the Heart Kat MartinThis has everything needed for a novella With enough angst and drama to move the story, it s rich with emotion as Meri and Ian struggle with their growing attraction Meri, whose main concern is her daughter, was sweet and kind but with a backbone of steel I loved that Ian recognized something wasn t right and wanted to solve the problem but respected Meri too much to force himself Loved this trio of stories, the characters and the way they intermingled together Against the Heart Kat MartinThis has everything needed for a novella With enough angst and drama to move the story, it s rich with emotion as Meri and Ian struggle with their growing attraction Meri, whose main concern is her daughter, was sweet and kind but with a backbone of steel I loved that Ian recognized something wasn t right and wanted to solve the problem but respected Meri too much to force himself into whatever the situation was.Together, with the addition of Lily and Ian s father, Daniel, this story was all things of the heart I found myself loving them all early in the story and so muchby the time it ended For such a quick read, this had all the feels to it.Dual POVSafe view spoiler no ow drama om drama is h s ex but he doesn t separate the h H h not a virgin H not a manwhore hide spoiler Triggers view spoiler drug abuse secondary character hide spoiler Shaken Rebecca ZanettiHoly heck How did this author manage to hook me, reel me in and serve me up in such a short space of time This book is everything I love about her work but in a deliciously small package Of course, this had my favorite type of hero Evan was wonderful in the way he stepped in to protect Michelle, whether she wanted it or not They have a history that leads believability to their relationship and adds to the chemistry that s between them Man, they absolutely sizzled This has a lot of danger, drama and action as well as one particular character that crossed over from his series, and who I am dying to readabout With his addition, this had some great humor to alleviate that outside angst this couple were fighting against With a few twists I never saw coming, and some nice interlacing with the previous story, I finished this one with a huge smile.Dual POVSafe view spoiler no ow om drama 7 8 yrs separation both with other people during that time separation was pretty mutual due to him serving in the Marines hide spoiler Triggers view spoiler drug abuse secondary character hide spoiler Echoes of the Past Alexander IvyWhen Mel risks her life to help a student she runs smack dab into Gray, the man from her past she hasn t been able to forget Together, they work to catch the person or persons who are out to not only capture the boy, but that are working with a drug cartel as well This works the case quite a bit with a little romance in between I struggled some connecting with both Mel and Gray Perhaps because this book was shorter than the others and I didn t get a chance to really understand their past history enough Despite that, they did an excellent job working together and both made adult decisions when it came down to dealing with their issues Dual POVSafe view spoiler no om drama H s fiancee left him for his brother and the whole thing never made any sense as to how when the h knew, etc unclear if the ow was the reason this couple separated It confused me H said he loved ow until he met h appears H was celibate during their two year separation nothing said whether h was celibate hide spoiler Triggers view spoiler no apparent triggers hide spoiler ARC received for reviewAll three of these books are connected by the bad guys, and little by side characters.Against the Heart 3 starsIt just felt old Oh wait, it s from 2013 which really isn t that old Meri is on the run from her ex and stops in Ian s town Ian saves her when the bad guys finally show up Little side romance with his dad and the neighbor Shaken 3 starsMelanie saves a boy she tutors from being kidnapped by one of the bad guys from the previous novella Gray hides the boy ARC received for reviewAll three of these books are connected by the bad guys, and little by side characters.Against the Heart 3 starsIt just felt old Oh wait, it s from 2013 which really isn t that old Meri is on the run from her ex and stops in Ian s town Ian saves her when the bad guys finally show up Little side romance with his dad and the neighbor Shaken 3 starsMelanie saves a boy she tutors from being kidnapped by one of the bad guys from the previous novella Gray hides the boy with Ian and Meri not that we see them Melanie and Gray have history that makes it hard for her to trust him, but in the end true love wins.Echos of the Past 3.5 starsMichelle is attacked by the bad guys in book one looking for her friend, Meri Her ex comes in to help hide in his town True love once again overcomes the past mistakes Loved seeing Wolfe, Roscoe and Kat from that series I don t think I ve said this enough, anthologies are a great way to get extra content about our favorite characters while also getting a chance to read other authors From this anthology I really wanted to read Rebecca Zanetti s story about a comic book writer and an ex marine now sheriff of a small town who fell in love when they were young foster kids and now have a second chance at happiness After a difficult upbringing, heartbreak Michelle Peach has found her zen writing comic books Her on I don t think I ve said this enough, anthologies are a great way to get extra content about our favorite characters while also getting a chance to read other authors From this anthology I really wanted to read Rebecca Zanetti s story about a comic book writer and an ex marine now sheriff of a small town who fell in love when they were young foster kids and now have a second chance at happiness After a difficult upbringing, heartbreak Michelle Peach has found her zen writing comic books Her only problem is her crazy mother who s brought serious trouble to her doorstep and has created some of her own Evan Boldon was not her first choice to help her out, but her gorgeous ex is not only qualified to solve her problems but also jumped at the chance to get back the only woman he s ever loved Even though Michelle and Evan parted ways amicably it wasn t because they had fallen out of love Evan s career in the military put him constantly at risk and he felt Michelle deserved stability and happiness after the rough life they d had But he s found contentment as sheriff of a sleepy town which he feels Michelle would love Now he only has to convince her he s back for good in the middle of the chaotic situation her mother has put her in As with her other Deep Ops novels, Rebecca Zanetti pens a thrillingly scorching romance full of action and wonderful chemistry I loved having Wolfe, Kat and Roscoe as supporting characters and the cameo crossover from Rebecca s Dark Protectors was the cherry on top this great read This was a very enjoyable fast paced and sexy read Even though it s a short story, Zanetti expertly pens a hooking plot with well developed characters Shaken is novella 2.5 of the Deep Ops series by Rebecca Zanetti It is a fascinating suspenseful romance you won t want to miss Told from both points of view, with a happy ending.The Pivot anthology features two other stories, Against Her Heart by Kat Martin and Echoes of the Past by Alexandra Ivy I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the authors via NetGalley The excerpts are from that copy I am voluntarily reviewing this titleme on FaceBook Instagram More reviews Pivot by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti is another installment in the romantic suspense Deep Ops series This book is best read between books two and three however the series changes main characters between the books so they all could be read and understood as a standalone.Pivot happens to have three somewhat separate stories involved in the book that are all novella length The first story has Meri on the run when she s about out of money she finds herself at Ian s farm looking f Pivot by Kat Martin, Alexandra Ivy and Rebecca Zanetti is another installment in the romantic suspense Deep Ops series This book is best read between books two and three however the series changes main characters between the books so they all could be read and understood as a standalone.Pivot happens to have three somewhat separate stories involved in the book that are all novella length The first story has Meri on the run when she s about out of money she finds herself at Ian s farm looking for work Story 2 then Melanie trying to stop a kidnapping and getting involved with a handsome detective Then in the last story we circle back to Meri s friend, Michelle, who had been threatened trying to protect Meri s whereabouts Michelle then has her ex show up to help protect her from the men threatening her.If you enjoy a really fast paced romantic suspense then Pivot would be right up your alley giving three stories in one Everything flowed rather well when put together and reading straight through too which made jumping from one story into the next rather seamless keeping the pages turning Another great addition to this series overall I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit 5 We re in this together Stars What do you get when you put three superb RS PNR authors together to provide three novellas that are loosely linked together A damn good read, that s what And I don t say that lightly, because I have readthan my share of compilations like this in the past, andoften than not you find that one or two of the offerings are great but there s usually aWeakest Linkin the mix just to fill out the page count, but all three of the novellas contained i 5 We re in this together Stars What do you get when you put three superb RS PNR authors together to provide three novellas that are loosely linked together A damn good read, that s what And I don t say that lightly, because I have readthan my share of compilations like this in the past, andoften than not you find that one or two of the offerings are great but there s usually aWeakest Linkin the mix just to fill out the page count, but all three of the novellas contained in Pivot were stellar reads I only have tonight and I want to spend it with you Of the three though, I have to say Rebecca Zanetti s was my favourite, which will come as no surprise to those that know me, as she is one of my top five authors, she managed to link Michelle and Evan s story not only to her Deep Ops series, but we get cameo s from a couple of my favourite Dark Protectors too Being with you these last few days has bought everything back, and well I just want you Not too long, easy to read, likeable characters, and a great way to take your mind off the world around you for a few hours at a time Whether these are authors you know, or completely unknown, this is an anthology that s worth investing your time and money in Stop waiting and start living ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review

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