Guest Reviewer: Veronica Del Rosa

Please welcome Veronica Del Rosa today. She just finished Blackbirds & Bourbon by Heather R. Blair, the second book in her Toil & Trouble series. Enjoy Veronica’s review!

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Blackbirds & Bourbon, Toil & Trouble #2 by Heather R. Blair

10 out of 5 stars – What? I’m allowed. It’s in my contract! I don’t have a contract? Okay, let’s ignore that part, then.

Oh my god, look at that amazing cover! And trust me, you want to judge this book by its cover because the story was stunning.

I devoured this story and finished it in one day. However, I had also badgered (again!) poor Heather into letting me have an early copy. I couldn’t help it. PS, this only works because we’re friends, so please, don’t badger her. I do it out of love.

Now, because we’re friends, that doesn’t mean I’m pulling any punches with this review. I’m not sugarcoating or blowing smoke. I seriously loved this book.

Jack has me twisted in knots. Is he good? Isn’t he? I want to believe the best in him, but damn it, he’s done some dodgy things. We see a lot more of him in this story and I understand where he’s coming from. Doesn’t mean I want him hurting Seph.

And wow, Seph. Not many women in stories I adore, but she is one of them. She’s had a harsh go of it lately, although I’m not saying what because of spoilers. She’s been a little mopey, which was justified and at one point she decides to wrestle the beast to the ground, so to speak. It kinda backfires on her, but she doesn’t care. She’s determined to defeat the prophecy told about her.

If you haven’t read this series, you should. I’m now anxious for the last one in the series and this book just came out! Arrrg. Why do I do this to myself?

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About Veronica Del Rosa

Veronica Del RosaHuddled in bed, light streaming through the window from a nearby baseball field, I’d stay up past my bedtime to read. My parents eventually gave up on stopping me as I was (and still am) obsessive about reading.
Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror are the genres I enjoy. After much research (that’s what I’ll call my voracious need to read) and many attempts at writing, I finally had a story that spoke to me. A paranormal romance series where each set of characters have their own HEA with no cliffhangers.
My life has been filled with moves to new towns and cities, changing jobs every few years due to my need for challenges. Writing as been the most challenging and the most rewarding.

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Thank you Veronica for sharing your review of Blackbirds & Bourbon with us today.

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I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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