First Hired Last Fired by Anita Agers-Brooks

Title: First Hired Last Fired

Author: Anita Agers-Brooks

Genre: Self Help

Publication date: August 13, 2013

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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If you’re looking to stand out at your job this book is for you.

First Hired Last Fired is a resource to help you with a fresh start in the working field. It has three principles Basic, Growth and Leadership, which are the three parts of the book. Each part has four stories with specific examples that reflect what can happen in the workplace.

What I like most about this book is the examples being biblically-based. Each chapter gives an example of how an employee handles a work situation. The solution on how it should have been handled is presented with an example of a person from the Bible  and how they would have handled the work situation.

I really enjoyed this book from the different stories which could actually happen, the wisdom it presents and valuable solutions. I recommend it to individuals wanting to perform their best at work.

*This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.


Book Review: Room Service by Rochelle Alers

Title: Room Service

Author: Rochelle Akers

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Rating: 3 Stars= Okay Page Turner

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In Room Service, book three of The Innkeeper Series, Jasmine Washington, a interior designer is getting over betrayal in her life. She is given an opportunity to help a friend and Jasmine feels it can be a new start for her. She didn’t realize what possibilities could happen after she arrives in New Orleans.

This is a contemporary romance book about a woman learning to let go of the past to enjoy her future. Jasmine was a complex character to follow and it was good to see her loosen up a bit. Cameron was a fun character that brighten the story line.  He had a loving and caring attitude, which made me fall for him and he kept me reading the book.

Having read other books by this author especially the first two in the series, this one was a slow read and took me longer to get into it. I still enjoyed the book and this series and look forward to the next book. I recommend this book and the others in the series to others.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.



Book Review: Enticed by You by Elle Wright

Title: Enticed by You

Author: Elle Wright

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication date: August 28, 2018

Rating: 5 Stars=Non-Stop Page Turner

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In book two of the Wellspring series, Enticed by You, Parker Wells steps into his father’s footsteps by taking over running the family business. He is making necessary changes to repair the Wells name in the community. Parker is in a car wreck the changes his outlook on everything.

This contemporary romance is about doing what’s right, uncovering secrets and making amends. As in the first book of the series, these richly developed characters had me turning the pages and anticipating what would happen next. Parker’s heart of gold to do the right thing made me invest in his character. He is nothing like his father, which I was over his character at the end of book one. I alao liked Parker’s love interest, Kennedi, she was sassy and didn’t put up with anything. I also love that Parker and Brooke joined forces to deal with their father.

Elle Wright is a talented writer of romance that captures you in the first chapter. It’s easy to connect and invest in her characters and I look forward to her next book.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.



Book Review: The Outside Child by Tiffany L. Warren

Title: The Outside Child

Author: Tiffany L. Warren

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Rating: 4 Stars=Great Page Turner

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One business woman, one NFL player, what could go wrong?

I couldn’t wait to jump into the Chenille Abram’s story in the outside Child by Tiffany L Warren. Chenille is an independent business woman known as a fabulous makeup artist. She lands a job for a big celebrity in Jamaica and doesn’t want anything to go wrong. At her hotel there’s a mix up with her room, but a knight in shining armor saves her and her friend, Kara from sleeping in the lobby.

Braden Carpenter is an NFL star with a different mindset than his fellow teammates. His respectful manner takes over when he meets Chenile and Kara, even though first Impressions were not what he expected. Brayden offers his suite to the ladies knowing this gesture might get him closer to Chenille.

Having read Warren’s previous novels, I can say this is one of my favorites. I first thought Chenille’s character was going to be the typical ghetto woman that snagged a football player but I was definitely wrong and I love it. Her character is strong, independent and wise especially when hit with unsuspected circumstances. Brayden on the other hand frustrated me because he seemed selfish. The supporting characters even shocked me in this story.

Warren does a wonderful job sharing realistic characters that are easy to relate to and ones that kept me interested in the storyline.  I definitely recommend the outside child to readers of contemporary fiction.

*This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only.