Indie book reviews

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Our Reviewers won’t judge your book as compared to other self-published titles, but against other books, period. Our ratings are based on the following criteria, although reviewers are able to award partial stars (i.e. a 1.3 or a 4.7), rather than rounding up or down to a whole or half number.

1/5

Really bad 
Work on it.

2/5

Mediocre
1-2 bright spots.

3/5

Good
Worth reading.

4/5

Very Good
1-2 spots that need work

5/5

Excellent!
Must-read.

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IR Approved

THE KNOWING

By Brit Lunden
Rating:
5.0 / 5

A mysterious car accident near his property in Bulwark, Georgia causes JB Stratton to reflect on his high school romance with his wife, Ellie Bronson,...

IR Approved

POLARITY

By Virginia Ford
Rating:
4.8 / 5

A divorced doctor undergoes a sexual awakening and delves into the world of online kink in hopes of finding her perfect BDSM partner in POLARITY.

IR Approved

BURNING CANDLES

By Sue Star, Bill Beatty
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A young woman with a troubled past flees to a new life in Brazil only to find that the danger she thought she escaped has...

IR Approved

IN HIS BROTHER’S PLACE

By M. Lee Lederhos
Rating:
4.0 / 5

A wounded veteran returns home to his family's ranch and the woman he left behind IN HIS BROTHER’S PLACE.

THIS DAY IS OURS

By Gretchen Jeannette
Rating:
3.9 / 5

THIS DAY IS OURS by Gretchen Jeannette is a heartfelt, slow-burn historical romance with a strong dose of history.

ROTTEN BANANAS AND THE EMERALD DREAM

By Muriel Ellis Pritchett
Rating:
3.2 / 5

A retired ceramics teacher and her two female friends find adventure and romance on a cruise ship in this cozy mystery novel.

A FORBIDDEN LOVE

By Steven Anthony
Rating:
2.5 / 5

A FORBIDDEN LOVE tells the story of a dangerous romance between a gypsy princess and an Irish farmer, which leads to dark consequences for them...

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LOST IN CARMEL

By Terri Lee
Rating:
4.5 / 5

It’s the late 1970s, and Hollywood starlet Natalie Hampton is in her prime, half of a Hollywood power couple along with her producer husband, Stanley....

THE HEART OF THE DEAL

By J.B. Stewart
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Can a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and a fellow who has spent years in the shadow of the family patriarch learn...

FIFTY PLASTIC BOTTLES AND THE SHOESHINE BOX

By Maédeiva Myre
Rating:
3.0 / 5

Cruelty and innocence meet in Pakistan in FIFTY PLASTIC BOTTLES AND THE SHOESHINE BOX.

LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT?

By Jacquelyn Middleton
Rating:
5.0 / 5

LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? is a romance, and the sequel to LONDON BELONGS TO ME.

BLOODY COFFEE

By Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
Rating:
3.5 / 5

BLOODY COFFEE, the second book in the Pinnacle Series following Pinnacle Lust, tells the story of Leigh Stone, a strong-minded young woman whose mother’s romantic...

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