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A very fond farewell to the Food Truck Warriors as the series ends on a high note

57829928._SY475_Full Speed Ahead by Beth Bolden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As ever, I beta read this book for Beth, but most of my comments ran along the lines of I love this, why are they being idiots, oh it’s about time and thank gawd for that!

This is definitely my favourite book in what has been a truly wonderful series from Beth.

It’s also one of the hottest, oh my lordy once these two get together, it’s smoking. It just takes them a wee while because before that, they have to have a whole mess of feelings first!

There is a very clever tension brought to the narrative because of something in Ash’s past which no-one is privy to – except for Lennox – and then things change.

Not only do Tony’s worst enemies, the guys from the Salad Truck who stole his dressing recipe, get permission to join the Truck Warriors lot, but weird things start happening. There’s vandalism, other trucks apart from Ash’s are graffitied and the past he’s tried to walk away from, comes rushing back.

There are also additional hurdles to climb because Lennox has been badly hurt before, he’s also spent time in the Military hiding who he was and how important someone was to him, and then he became an afterthought.

My heart hurt so bad for him, I wanted to wrap him up in cotton wool, although he’s a tough as nails security nut really, quite capable of looking after himself, but he’s so vulnerable. And Ash sees that and he nurtures it and they’re glorious together.

Then the proverbial hits the fan. I won’t go into the nitty gritty, let’s just say I was shouting at Ash and telling him not to do what he does. But, it’s also absolutely indicative of his character for the way he acts.

He lives his life believing the best of people and puts his trust where he thinks its deserved, even when the reader can see something isn’t quite right.

Ultimately though, the narrative flows beautifully throughout the book and into the final chapters and it has a very satisfying conclusion. I’m hoping there will be spin-offs as there are a number of characters, one in particular from this book that I’m not revealing, who I NEED to find their happy endings.

So keeping my fingers crossed for those. I’m also hoping there may be more food related releases from Beth to come as she has such a real talent of incorporating that element into her books without ever making it feel like the only hook the stories have.

Time to say bye for now to LA’s finest set of food providers and see what comes next!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Some niggles but the final ending left me happy

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I’ve got real mixed feelings for this book. Most of them are positive but there was the odd niggle which stopped me from falling completely into the narrative.

Both Sean and Cooper are well crafted characters, I thought the PTSD elements of the story were very well done.

However, at times I was irritated by Sean and his youth, which is probably more a me thing than a fault with the book!

As the tale progresses, it becomes ever clearer that more is hidden under the surface than first meets the eye.

I became less irritated with Sean and more desirous of him finding the right path to take him forward.

Cooper though, him I fell in love with from the start. His own baggage makes him evoke feelings of protection, and I just wanted to hug him.

Their falling for each other is inevitable. The chemical attraction is clear from their first meeting. And while this all happens again over a relatively short time period, it doesn’t have a feeling of instalove.

It’s perhaps not as closely connected to the Vino & Veritas store as some of the others, but it still has the same Vermont feel.

Overall, it’s a satisfying romance, and I felt it had a lovely conclusion.

#ARC kindly received from the publisher Heart Eyes Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Somebody 2 Love by Maria Vickers

Somebody 2 Love | Maria Vickers

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Release Date: March 24th, 2021

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Blurb

Will the past come back to destroy everything they are building? Two strangers meeting by chance, searching for somebody to love, and finding each other.

Rhys had it all…for the most part. He didn’t mind leaving people or dreams in the past because he was determined to carve out a new future with his fiancé, Nick. But like a house of cards, it all came crashing down around him. Nick found someone else to love, and Rhys suddenly found himself with nothing. Will Rhys open his heart again or keep it sealed shut?

Declan experienced a lot as an Army doctor, but once he was able, he got out, tired of war and suffering. When he meets Rhys, Declan sees a brokenness in the other man’s eyes and wants to do anything he can to drive away Rhys’s ghosts. Even if it means risking his own heart.

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About The Author

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Maria Vickers is a bestselling and award-winning author who currently resides in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing and after she became disabled in 2010, she decided to use writing as her escape. Life is about what you make of it, you have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.

From a young age, she has always loved books and even dreamed of being an author when she was younger. Growing up in the Navy, she used to weave tales for her siblings and her friends about anything and everything. And when she wasn’t creating her own stories, she had a book in her hand. They transported her to another world. She hopes that her readers will have the same experience when reading her stories, and that, in some way, they can relate to her characters.

Getting sick changed her life forever, but it also opened doors for her that she thought would always be out of reach.

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