K Webster-Sheriff’s Secret

This is the year’s last K Webster book. Sheriff’s Secret is the first in a new world, and the next book that comes out in this series is from Misty Walker, next week. It’s an MM series and it takes place in a little town in Maine. I live in a little town in Maine, and I have to say my little town isn’t nearly this exciting.

We have Jax. He’s the sheriff, a second generation sheriff, of Brigs Ferry Bay. His father, who was sheriff before him, is now the mayor and expects great things from Jax, and puts Jax under a lot of stress and pressure. He never really approves of his son, and Jax just works harder. He goes out with the women his mother sets him up with, and he tries to keep the order. Jax has his best friend, Cato, who runs a pet grooming business on the second floor of the building the sheriff’s office is in. And he has the ex he keeps obsessing over. The problem is that is ex isn’t an ex-girlfriend, he’s an ex-boyfriend, and they had to keep their relationship secret. When Kian came out, that ended their relationship. But that doesn’t keep Jax from wanting him, even though he’s so far into the closet that he has pulled the closet door in behind him and is in another closet. Jax may hate having to hide himself, but he feels like that’s the only thing he can do.

On this particular day, he and Cato are headed to the Chamber of Commerce meeting where Dante, who is from NYC and trying to put up a B&B, is supposed to show up. Jax is pretty positive that Dante is the devil, and he doesn’t want Dante around, because that means that all the tourists will invade and that will change little Brigs Ferry Bay in bad ways.

Dante, along with his sister and younger brother, have come to Maine to open a B&B after their father died. They want to get away from all the memories of home, and Maine seems like the place to do it. But, they’ve not had a whole lot of luck in getting anyone to actually, you know, like them. Obstacles and roadblocks keep getting thrown up in their way. On the night of the Chamber of Commerce meeting, he lays his eyes on the hot sheriff, and realizes that the guy is closested, and oh, it’s going to be so fun to fuck with him. And, oh, maybe fuck him too.

OK, as a person from away who moved to Maine, I have some things to say. One is that Mainers are delightful and friendly people. Second is that if you were born away, you are always from away. We moved up here when my son was 7, he’s more a Mainer than anything else, but he’s still from away. That’s the way it is in a lot of places, so that’s not just Maine. Also, small towns are small towns are small towns, and people are always going to be all up in your business.

With that said, let’s move on. I like, hate, and feel sorry for Jax. I can’t imagine being so worried about hiding who you are and having to keep all that hidden. I understand his reasons for it, and they make me mad. I’m not going to blame him for those at all. Coming out is a very personal journey, and you do it in your own time and in your own pace, and if you aren’t in a safe physical or mental space, then you do what you have to do. I like how devoted he is to making sure that he is doing the best he can for his town, and how he is when he’s with Cato. I kind of hate him for the way that he acts about Kian. But, again, that’s a really complex area.

Dante is a really interesting character. He loves his family. He’s the guardian of his younger brother, since he’s only 15, and he’s trying to do his best, but there have been all kinds of changes, and no one can handle all those changes. I think that Dante is doing really well. I do think that there are times when he kind of loses sight of the new culture he’s moved into and tries to do everything the NYC way and not work within the BFB way. Of course, I think that the people of BFB could definitely have worked harder to make people feel welcome.

I can’t wait for the next books in the series. I have some thoughts as to who is going to end up with whom.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

K Webster-Stroke of Midnight

I am down to read anything K writes, and I’m a huge fan of fairy tale retellings, so, a K Webster Cinderella retelling? Yes please, especially since I knew that she was going to do something interesting with it. And she did. I’m pretty sure that she went into this deciding that she was going to drive her fans 10000% nuts, because that’s what she did.

Ash Elliot has a problem. She’s stuck living with her dad and his new wife. And oh, the Terror Triplets, her 3 evil step-brothers. Her step-mother got her a job working at a cleaning service, at the most prestigious business possible. But Ash, being a young woman, doesn’t really want to do the job, but she wants to be able to go to college, and this is how she’s going to be able to do it, unless her step-mother pays for it, but then that woman will have a hold on Ash forever.

Winston Constantine is very particular. VERY. PARTICULAR. I would call him a perfectionist, but I don’t think that even scratches the surface of how much of a perfectionist he is. He has to have everything in a very particular way, from how the employees in his office greet him to how clean the office is. So the day he walks into his office and finds a cherry Starburst wrapper on his floor, he gets a little… miffed. Winston decides that he’s going to fire everyone at the cleaning company, then he finds out the woman who left it was Ash. And he makes plans. Devious plans. Really, really devious plans.

Ash is interesting. I liked her a lot. She has goals and she’s willing to do a lot to meet her goals. I think that she was willing to do a lot even before she met Winston, but meeting him opened that up quite a bit. I think that she is brave, even if she doesn’t quite realise it yet. I also think that she is very smart and very determined. I like her a lot, and I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do in the future.

Winston isn’t as bad as he’d like to like to think he is. I mean, he’s not a good guy, definitely not, but he’s not as bad as he thinks he is, at least when it comes to Ash. He is probably much harder when it isn’t about Ash, but we haven’t seen him have to play a lot of hardball. Well, scratch that, we have, but I have a feeling that there is going to be more coming and we’ll definitely see more of him playing hardball.

This is the first part of a duet, and the second part, Prince Charming, is coming. Soon, I hope.

I like Winston’s brother, and I hope that he can help Ash.

OK, that’s all for this one! Go check it out! Happy reading!!

K. Webster-Copper

This is the second of K’s books in the RBMC world, Tulsa chapter. Copper is Koyn’s brother. Warning, this one starts where the Koyn left off, but doesn’t have a whole lot of spoilers.

So, we have Stormy, who is actually FBI Agent Gale, who is on administrative leave, but has been acting undercover with the Tulsa branch of the RBMC. That’s because she knows that there is something wrong with them, and she wants to find out what is going on with them. She’s pretty sure that they are involved with her best friend being missing, mostly because she tracked down some people who were involved with trafficking and who had a folder with Koyn’s name on it. So, she decided to see what she could find, so she went undercover, well, without permission. And she got to be friends with everyone in the MC, and with Hadley, Koyn’s ol’ lady. In fact, she blew her cover because she was positive that Hadley was in danger from Koyn.

Then we have Copper. He’s also an FBI agent, but much less clean than Stormy is. He’s dirty, but only in that he helps his brother and covers up his brother’s crimes as much as possible. He’s practically a member of the club, without even patching in. He decides that he will take Stormy and be responsible for finding out what she knows, what she did, and what her story is. So, he takes her off to his house in the woods, where he is going to keep her as a prisoner. After a couple of days of a lot of sexual tension, things come to head, and he basically ignores her for the next several months, while still trying to figure out what is going on.

I like Stormy and her determination and grit. She has a plan, she was going to work her plan, and she was going to find her friend and get to the bottom of what’s going on. It may seem like she isn’t loyal, but I think that if you look at her actions, you will see the reason that she did what she did is because of the loyalty she has for her friends. She is also really protective, which you can see through the way that she takes care of her sibs and anyone who gets under her care. There are also things about her that I really don’t like, mostly that she keeps making assumptions about people that she should know better about. Her assumptions show that she is willing to ignore the evidence she sees and just go with her own ideas.

And you know, Copper may be a bent FBI agent, but I don’t know that I would call him strictly dirty. I think that if you look at what he does, you see that he gets justice more often than the law would. Of course, that justice may be not be all that nice, but it works. Of course, he is doing illegal things and helping to cover up his brother’s crimes, so, you know, there’s that. I do think that he is the only one who could’ve handled Stormy. She would’ve really run over anyone else, or ended up dead without anyone trying to find out what she knows.

I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.

Oh Dragon. Oh man. That story killed me.

OK, that’s all for this one, go check it out! Happy reading!

K Webster-Hood River Zero

Hood River Zero is the last book in the Hood River Hoodlums series. But, I think that it’s not the last one in the world. K seems to have set up some new relationships that will be coming. She does that sometimes. Of course, watch her make me a liar, lol. This is Penny’s story, and it’s the one that I’ve been waiting for because Penny has been my favorite character from the very beginning.

So, Penny. She’s Hollis and Charlotte’s younger sister. She’s snarky, spiky, smart, sporty, and just all around awesome. She lives with her dad and Roan’s dad, the ex-con whom she has turned into her pet. He would pretty much do anything for her. Then there’s Terence, who she loves to harrass, and calls him names after his accident, but not in a whole mean way. So, when she walks into basketball tryouts and finds out that he’s going to be the new coach, she’s got some feelings. But the biggest issue is that she has to deal with all the noises, and it makes it hard, so she tends to get even more snarky. But she and her friend T are the stars of the team, so there’s that.

Terence has been living with Cal and Charlotte while he’s been recuperating from his accident, but he’s still dealing with all the pain and headaches and everything. Then Cal drags him into the school and in front of the principal, only to find out that he now has a job as the new basketball coach. That brings him into even more contact with Penny, which makes him see her in a different light.

Like I said, Penny is snarky. I mean, she should have a PhD in snark. She can give a master class. I would definitely sign up for it. No one has bothered to look beneath that snark and all her spikes to find out why she is like that. There are very good reasons why. Of course, I think that she would have been the Penny that I love even without the other reasons, but there is an added layer or two that is there that wouldn’t have otherwise have been there. Like any other time that K has dealt with any kind of disability or sensory issue, she has dealt with it in a realistic way without trying glamourizing or glorifying it. I admire how strong Penny is and how she has worked in order to “fit in” better. Not that I think anyone has to change themselves to fit in. I also think that she handles Terence really well.

Terence has come a long way from the first book. He’s come a long way from the last book. He is kind of stalled a bit at the beginning of the book. I think that he’s tired. Recovery is hard, and he had a long, long way to go. Penny pushes him though, in a good way. She doesn’t coddle him. She uses her spiky self to poke and prick at him, and he moves along. Of course, he does realize that she was right all along.

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OMG, the vengeance is one of the best things ever.

OK, that’s all I have to say on this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

K Webster-Campfire Chaos

Book 3 in the Hood River Hoodlums is out with Campfire Chaos. These books are not standalone books. If you haven’t read the previous books, you will not understand this one. Plus, why wouldn’t you want to read more K books? Because always read more K books. And then go buy them signed.

So, this picks up right after Little Hoodlum leaves off. There may be spoilers for the previous two books, but I’ll try to keep them to a minimum. (BTW, I’m trying to type with barbecue sauce all over my fingers because I have a rack of ribs sitting beside me. So, envy me.) (Thank goodness for baby wipes)

Charlotte has been in an accident and she’s miscarried her baby. And in that accident, she hit another car, one with one of the Hoodlums in it. He’s in a coma, and she’s in the hospital. Her family are there to try to help her, and they are helping her to get clean, because Ryan has addicted her to just about everything. But he’s walked away from her, which isn’t a bad thing. When she’s home, she is having such a hard time because now that she’s sober she feels everything. Then Ryan starts in at her again. So she butchers her hair, sends him a pic, blocks him, and calls her dad so that she can go to rehab.

Then we have Cal. He’s one of the Hoodlums, but the OG Hoodlums, while they were all best friends, really broke down into 2 pairs of really best friends. Jordy and Roan are one pair, and Cal and Terrence are the other. Now T is in a coma, and Cal feels like he is missing part of his soul. And what makes it even worse is the fact that Charlotte is walking around free. He hates that. Totally hates that. And haves her even more. When he runs into her, he tells her that he is going to make her life miserable.

I really felt like Charlotte grew a whole lot during the time of this book. I was really proud of her and how she discovered her power and strength. I loved how she handled a lot of the people who tried to put her down and take that power away from her. I think that she is definitely going to be an incredibly strong woman as she gets older.

Cal is a good guy, if a little chaotic. He does have some issues with his anger and impulsivity, but overall, I think that he has a really good heart. He loves his friends and he wants to do everything he can to make sure that they are safe. Up to and including making sure that people know his name and will always remember it, no matter what. I think that he has a moral code that is slightly different than what we would have, but it works really for him.

I love Penny, Garret, Loden, Jace, and Tiarra. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen.

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Creepy ass guy definitely got what his creepy ass deserved.

OK, that’s all for this one. Go checkit out! Happy reading!

K Webster-Little Hoodlum

Ahhhhh, K is back with a new series. Little Hoodlum is the second book in the series, the first one was Hood River Rat. It was an MM story, but the rest of them are MF. This one takes place 3 years after HRR, and Roux is the younger sister of Roan, one of the guys in it. Roan and his 3 friends call themselves the Hoodlums. This is her story, as well as one of Roan’s friend, Jordy.

OK, like I said, it’s 3 years later. Jordy has spent the last 3 years in jail for reasons. Roux is about to start her senior year of high school. She has 2 best friends. One is her BIL Hollis’ younger sister, and one is Kayden. Kayden is not just her best friend, he’s now her boyfriend. That’s problematic for several reasons. One of them is the fact that his older brother is the head of a gang, and is up to no good at all. And Kayden is following in his footsteps. Jordy reaches out from prison to Roux and tells her to stay away from Kayden, which of course makes her really mad since Jordy has refused to talk to any of them since he was arrested and sentenced to prison. She’s going to keep seeing him. So Jordy reaches out to Roan and tells him, so Roan puts his foot down. Roux is as stubborn as it comes, and she lets Roan think that she’s given in, but she hasn’t. Meanwhile, her other best friend, Charlotte, is starting to have problems with her boyfriend.

When Jordy finds out that Roux is still staying around Kayden, he decides to put things into motion so that he can get out of prison. He knows that he’s going to have to be around so that he can take care of Roux, and oh yeah, Roan, Hollis, and the rest of the Hoodlums. Roux isn’t his immediate worry, really she’s not. Then he sees her, and the little girl he had always loved as a younger sister has now grown right up. She’s almost 18, and she’s hot. He feels things that he knows he can’t, but he’s going to do everything she can to make sure that she is safe from Kayden and his brother.

Roux is an incredibly brave and strong character. She’s had to be. There’s a lot of crap that’s been going on in her past, and so it made her grow up a lot faster than she should’ve. She is also smart, although she doesn’t feel like she is, because she has learning disabilities. I think that there are times when she makes some poor choices because of everything else going on, and it makes her life harder than it needs it to be. Of course, some of that is because she’s 17, and no matter how smart, strong, and brave she is, she’s young and going to make bad choices. The thing is that she gets up and fixes the problems.

Jordy is deeply honorable. You might think that sounds weird, but he has this really deep streak of honor and loyalty. He will be loyal to his friends, and when he says he will do something, then he does everything he can to do that particular thing. It makes him a really good friend. It also makes him try to do everything on his own because he doesn’t want to involve his friends, so he needs to have that smacked out of his head there.

I loved this book, because, well, you know how I am about K. I don’t think that I’ve found one of her books that I haven’t enjoyed. But I really like all the various things that go on in the book. There are a lot of threads that weave together to become the full story, and you have to have all of them. It could make for a really busy book, but I don’t think that it is.

I’m really looking forward to the next book. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to really break my heart.

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Charlotte, oh, that poor girl.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Determined Hero

Determined Hero is the 7th book in the Lost Planet series by these talented ladies. And the books just keep getting better and better. I think that part of that is that we already know the world, what’s happening, and have had time to learn more about the characters. Each book is a complete story for the couple, but they have a cumulative storyline, so you really have to read them all, and read them in order.

This is the story of Oz and his Whisper, otherwise known as Quinn. Quinn has stayed unconscious after being taken out of stasis. Oz goes in and talks to her daily. Since he doesn’t know her name, nor does anyone else, he calls her Whisper. Right now, he’s working on his weapon to fight the Kevins coming from Earth II. When he has issues, he goes to talk to his Whisper, and it helps him. He also talks to her about everything under the sun. What he doesn’t know is that Quinn has been awake for the last couple of days and is listening to him. She’s pretending to still be unconscious so that she can learn about the people who are around her and the situation she has found herself in. Then one day, she answers him.

Quinn was a librarian who made a choice that ended her up in stasis on the way to the prison. I would’ve made the same choice she did, in her place, and would definitely have been sitting there just like her, but the powers that be on Earth II were less than happy, and since she was nothing but a lowly librarian, she ended up headed to prison. But now she’s ready to talk to the people around her. She’s also not quite sure what these guys look like, because without her glasses, she can’t make much out. So, she decides that they are spidery aliens. (spoiler: they aren’t)

I really like Quinn. I think that Oz really needed her. She is really strong and protective. There are times when you really see it coming out. I think that she’s also a really calming presence and is willing to make people stop and make some good choices. I think that she’s in my top 3 favorites of the mates.

Oz is a pretty good guy, and I do like him, but I think that he definitely gets to a point where he’s more than a little manic, and I get why he was driving himself to that point, but the problem is when you get to that point, you can’t keep going, and you start to make stupid mistakes. Luckily, for him, Quinn was there, and she made sure that he rested.

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I understand why Breccan did what he did. I also completely understand why Galen was so mad at him about it. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s happening with Galen.

OK. That’s all for today. Go check out the whole series. Happy reading!

K Webster-The Free

OK, you all know how I review K’s taboo treats because I love them? Well, I love her even more fucking taboo books. And yeah, this is totally one of them. The Free is the sequel-ish to The Wild, which lasted on Amazon for about a minute before it got banned. If you want to read it, you have to go to Eden Books or K’s website to get it. With The Free, she didn’t even try with the Zon. Trust me, they would’ve totally banned it. But, this is what Eden Books is perfect for. Anyhow, back to the taboo book.

So, we have Eve, a young woman who is wandering around in the Alaskan wilderness. Her family were all off the grid, I mean, way off the grid, and they are all dead of various things, except for Eve. She has very little contact with anyone except for Reed and Devon, from The Wild, and their friend Atticus, who has been watching out over her for years and gives her fruit. One day, she comes to Reed and Devon’s house, barely alive. She’s been attacked by a bear. Luckily, Atticus is there, and he ends up taking her to his house, which is more on the grid to help fight the infections. He lives in between the town and the wild, which works better than if they were to try to take her to the hospital.

 

I really like Eve. I always have. I think that she’s strong, fierce, and not to be fucked with. She will straight out cut a bitch. When she tells you to look away, you really should. She has absolutely no social awareness, but the majority of her life has been with her family and living feral in the bush of Alaska, so there should be no surprise at all that she can’t people well. But she’s very smart, in my opinion, and quite canny. She might not be able to people well, but she knows what she needs to survive, and she’s managed to survive quite well up to this point, well, bear gashes notwithstanding. I like how Eve really is able to take care of herself and fight for what she needs.

Atticus. Well, him I have mixed feelings about. I think that he’s a little judgey mcjudgerson in the first book. Which made me think that he was a little hypocritical at times, but only at times. I think that he mostly just needs to get out of his way, and when he stops overthinking and stops getting in his own way, he isn’t.

No spoilers, but check under the pic for content warning. Not saying what the taboo is, though.

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CW: Memories of prior abuse.

K Webster-Delinquent Demons

Are you interested in a PNR RH? Well, you’re in luck, I have one today. K Webster has written a story that is part of a Paranormal Prison shared world. Delinquent Demons was a great story and one that I had a hard time putting down.

So, here’s our story. Charis is a lovely young woman whose best friend is a guy named Ribb, whose mother is dead, and who lives with her grandmother. The only thing that she has left from her father, who her mother loved very much, was a pendant that she wears every day. Charis doesn’t know who her father is, but she’s pretty sure that he was kidnapped, or he would be there with her.

Now that she’s 18, she’s decided that she’s going to get a tattoo. And not just any tattoo. No, she’s going to get the symbol on the pendant tattooed right smack dab on her chest, including her tits, which her grandma will probably kill her for. Not only is she going to get the pendant tattooed on her body, she’s actually going to incorporate it in the tattoo. The artist is supposed to melt it down and mix it into the ink that’s about to go on her body. That way, she’ll never lose it, nor will she have to worry about the dick in Unit 12 stealing it from her, because he kinda keeps trying. The problem with her tattoo is that the guy who does it is skeezy, and all kinds of things start happening.

One of the things that happens is that Charis ends up in Nightmare Prison. And yeah, as you can probably guess, any prison that’s called Nightmare Prison isn’t necessarily a place that anyone wants to go. From the second that Charis gets dragged in there, she’s sure that she doesn’t want to be there. The Warden is evil and vile. His doctor may be even eviler and vile.  And our poor, mostly innocent heroine, is stuck in prison, surrounded by demons who are mad. And not mad in the angry sense, more like we’re all mad down here.

This is when Charis ends up meeting 4 demons, Vole, Crim, Rapa, and Ulen. They all have some kind of resemblance to each other but are just different enough in appearance that it’s obvious they are individuals. You get bony bat wings, tails, horns, and all sorts of fun things. Each of the guys also has their own magical skills. However, they are all more than just a little crazy. But that’s OK, Charis is going to make them hers anyway. Or they’re going to make her theirs. Or something like that, anyway.

So, I really like Charis. She is this weird mix of worldly and naive, and it works really well. She is stubborn AF, and she is bound and determined that she will have her way. And I can really get behind that. But she’s not overly bitchy about it or anything. She’s just determined and stubborn. And really, that’s good for her. She needs to have that, because, well, she needs to have that.

I like the guys. I’m not going to say that I like one over the others, because I think that it’s really impossible to do that. I think that they each have good things and bad things and that they are all good for Charis, as well as being good as a unit.

I would really love to see something with these characters that takes place another 15 or 20 years after the end of this book because I’d like to see how everyone is doing in the future.

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OK, the epilogue though. All of the epilogue. I was rolling.

OK, that’s all that I have to say on this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

 

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Rogue Captain

The Rogue Captain is book 6 in the Lost Planet series by K and Nicole. And I think our little lost planet isn’t quite as lost as it used to be. It’s definitely not as empty as it used to be. I mean, first we had the morts in the Facility and the women they found on the ship, and now we have the women from the prison too. It’s a huge population growth. The planet will be completely repopulated any second now. As long as they can completely beat the Rades.

And speaking of the Rades, let’s get into our story. The humans in the prison have been dealing with the Rades. Theron has been tasked to go back to the facility to get their doctor so that he can work with the woman who is treating the humans. Willow is going to with him, because she’s come all this way and she’s bound and determined that she’s going to see her mom, even if she can’t get up close and personal because of the Rades right now. But, to do that, she’s going to have to spend days on a tiny ship alone with Theron. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him, and he can’t keep his eye off her ample tracts of land. Finally, she decides that they should just become fuck buddies until they get the doc, and then it’s all over. Which suits Theron right down to the ground. Except he knows that she’s his mate, and he’s pretty sure that he’ll be able to convince her of that. He just wants to be able to be with her.

Theron is funny AF. He also is pretty sure that he’s the best thing ever. The best mort, the best looking, the best pilot, the best lover, the best everything. Just ask him. He’ll be more than happy to tell you. Although, I am not entirely sure how he knows that he’s the best lover, because, well he hasn’t cashed his V card in yet. Maybe he’s just read the manual so many times that he’s sure he’ll be great. Who knows. I do like him though. I haven’t met a pilot who wasn’t a cocky son-of-a-bitch, and I would think that would have to go double for a pilot that can go into space, so I think Theron is just being who he should be. But for all that cockiness, he really is just a sweet guy who wants to love and be loved.

Willow is an incredibly fierce woman. I can’t imagine all that she must’ve had to go through after being left as a young child. I mean, she touches on some of it, and then you can guess a lot of what happened when she got to the prison. But she never talks about what she did to get to where she was. It couldn’t have been easy, and I think that whatever she did to break the law and end up in prison had to have been hard for her to do, because that’s not really her, I think. With as fierce and strong as she is, and as willing to do everything as she is, she has a very good core. She wouldn’t be her mother’s daughter if she didn’t. I’ll bet that some of the stuff she ended up having to do was really hard for her to do.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book, because it’s going to be a good one, I think. I’ve got my fingers crossed for our guys.

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I want to know what the baddies are going to do.

OK. That’s all I have to say about this one. Go check them all out! Happy reading!