Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Ambitious One (A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance) by: Jeanette lewis

She wanted to step into the warm embrace of his arms; but he was the enemy.

Lindsey Asher took the Billionaire Bride Pact at girl’s camp, but she’s never taken it seriously. Her dreams were always about building her own a bakery empire, not marrying a billionaire. Years later and all grown up, Lindsey has poured her heart and soul into Sugarbee’s Sweets in downtown Manhattan. All she wants are good reviews from a pair of big-name food bloggers and plenty of customers to enjoy her sweet treats.

When Eric Kasabov parks his cookie cart in front of Sugarbee’s and starts stealing her customers, Lindsey’s resolve is tested. And when Eric’s partner starts causing trouble, Lindsey has to make a choice. How far will she go to save her store? Can rivalry turn to love?

Author's Note: The Billionaire Bride Pact series is written to be read in any order without missing any of the story. Jump in any time! You might have some fun spotting crossover characters.

Includes an excerpt from The Daring One, by Cami Checketts.

I have missed reading the Billionaire Bride pact books. I’m not sure why I took so long to get this one to the top of my list but I loved it so much! Lindsey and Eric are perfect for each other and I loved their story. I hope we get another glimpse of them in the last book because I didn’t want this one to end. Another amazing book to add to this series. They really all are amazing!

Narcissistic Tendencies (Dating by Design Book 3) by: Jennifer Peel

"*Warning* Clear all plans before you start this book, because I promise you will NOT want to put it down until the last page has been read!" - Kathy Jo from KJ's Book Nook ★★★★★

"Waiting for that first kiss was sweet torture but was it worth it? Yumma yes! Nick makes fanning yourself a necessity." - Aimee from Getting Your Read On ★★★★★

He wants her future. She can't forget her past.

Psychologist Kate Morgan loves her job evaluating clients for the matchmaking service Binary Search. That is, until the one and only Nicholas Wells becomes a client and the new face of the company. Now Kate must take on a new role as his relationship manager to "fix" the actor-turned-writer-and-producer--not to mention egotistical, possibly narcissistic celebrity--and save Binary Search's reputation.

Once upon a time this would have been a dream come true, but older, wiser, and live-within-her-rules Kate knows more than she would like to about narcissists. Annulment is an ugly word and one she can't or won't forget. But is Nick the man he says he is on paper or is he the man she sees before her eyes? An adoring father with a generous heart who's willing to smooth out some of his rough edges for the right woman, making her think who's fixing who?

Can this Hollywood playboy and reluctant matchmaker make the ultimate connection?

I loved Nick and Kate’s story. I loved that things weren’t easy for them even though she was a trained psychologist. We all want a night and shinning armor to sweep us off our feet, to court and love us. A celebrity that is full of himself is not someone you would ever expect to try and fit that bill. I love books that stick to real life and don’t make everything feel like sunshine and rainbows. Books from this Author are always amazing! Can’t wait for more from her!

Kings Crossed Lovers, Safe Harbors #4 by Donna K Weaver

A Novella

Ethan Walters has no time for distractions like romance. Not if he's going to have the brilliant medical career he's always dreamed of. But when he's given a trip to a theme park resort as a college graduation present, he can't exactly say no. Even if Samantha—the one girl with the power to dismantle his goals—is tagging along.

Samantha Diederik has managed to avoid her high society mother’s manipulations since the woman moved to Europe. Now she’s back and pressuring Sam to move to New York with her. With that battle on the horizon, Sam proceeds to go on vacation with her brother and his roommate. She’s crushed on Ethan for years. They've only met online, but their hours-long conversations are the highlight of her week. Now she has a chance to find out if the cyber magic she's felt with him will translate to real life.

And wow, does it ever—with sparks flying! Now all she has to do is find a way to fight off her mother's machinations while convincing Ethan she won’t destroy his dreams.

This was such a fun story. Sam and Ethan net and became friends through her brother. They were both huge fantasy book fans. This books had a twist of the Harry Potter story. I have never been a big fan of it myself but this book was super cute. My favorite like was....”The world is full of toxic people, and they can suck the joy right out of you—if you let them. So, don’t let them.” Something we all need to live by to be happy. Great addition to this sets of resort romances

Waiting for You (Pine Valley Book 4) by: Heather B Moore

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!

Gwen Robbins loves her job waitressing at the Pine Valley resort restaurant, and as a single woman, she has no trouble turning down any offers of dates from the restaurant patrons. Even when her boss, Seth Owens, shows interest in her, she’s not tempted in the least, no matter how strong their attraction. 

But when Seth helps her through a crisis, she begins to see him in a different light. He’s not the rich and privileged business owner she first makes him out to be, but a man who’s making huge sacrifices to follow his own dreams. As Seth encourages Gwen to mend her own divide with her family, she realizes her heart is slowly opening toward a better future.

Worth the Risk
Where I Belong
Say You Love Me
Waiting for You

I wasn’t sure if this series could get any better but it did! I ended this book with a big sigh. I loved Seth and Gwen’s story so much! This series has been so good! Seth and Gwen are so good together. I love the banter between them and that things are hard and they have to work for it. To me that makes for an even better read. I Can’t wait to read more from this Author! Note: I was gifted a copy of this book but all opinions in this review are my own.

Deadly Undertow (Lantern Beach Mysteries Book 6) by: Christy barritt

The thrilling conclusion to the Lantern Beach Mystery series is finally here!

The current’s fatal pull is powerful, but so is one detective’s will to live.When someone from Cassidy Livingston’s past shows up on Lantern Beach and warns her of impending peril, opposing currents collide, threatening to drag her under. Running would be easy. But leaving would break her heart.Cassidy must decipher between the truth and lies, between reality and deception. Even more importantly, she must decide whom to trust and whom to fear. Her life depends on it. As danger rises and answers surface, everything Cassidy thought she knew is tested.In order to survive, Cassidy must take drastic measures and end the battle against the ruthless gang DH-7 once and for all. But if her final mission fails, the consequences will be as deadly as the raging undertow.Lantern Beach Mysteries:Hidden CurrentsFlood WatchStorm SurgeDangerous WatersPerilous RiptideDeadly Undertow

I can never express how much I loved this one. I am so sad to see an ending to this series but the Author did such an amazing job of wrapping it all up and giving the fans what they would want. This books was amazing I so many ways. Lots of emotion and suspense. Loved it and this whole series!

Change of Plans (Echo Ridge Romance Book 4) by: Cami Checketts

Kaitlyn knows who she's destined to spend her life with, until superstar Axel Olsen turns her dreams upside down.
Kaitlyn Johanson is chosen by heartthrob, nationally-acclaimed lacrosse player, Axel Olsen, for a dream date. She didn't know a man touching her hand could feel like heaven, but she awkwardly blacks out then admits to him that she's in a relationship.
Kaitlyn comes home to Echo Ridge hoping to rekindle her relationship with her high school boyfriend, Mason. She never expects Axel to show up in her hometown, hosting a lacrosse camp with Mason and his stepdad. When Axel steals her attention and possibly her heart from the man she is supposed to marry, she has to decide if she'll take a risk on new love or give old love a second chance.

I have read this book 3 times and still love it as much as the 1st time. Sometime change is hard. Kaitlyn and Mason have been together for so long people just expect them to take the next step.....I mean Literally, and since they live in such a small town they are angry when it looks like they won’t haha. As much as I loved them as a couple Kaitlyn and Axel make sense too and it’s important to follow your heart. I love all the changes from the original story when it was included in the anthology. This Book will leave you with a dreamy sigh. Love all the books by this Author everything she writes is amazing give them a try!

The Truth about Billionaires (Southern Billionaires Book 2) by: Michelle Pennington

He's all business and she's got a lot to prove. Love was noton the agenda.Jill Harris is determined to prove she deserves her position at her father’s consulting firm, so the last thing she has time for is dating. Since her only experience with love ended in heartbreak, she isn’t tempted to break her own rule—until she meets Blake McDaniel. When she’s asked to take a job working with Blake, it’s a great step in her career, but the more time she spends around the attractive, determined billionaire, the harder it is to remember why she wants to stay single.Blake has one rule for himself when it comes to relationships: He won’t date a woman who’s already married to her career. After watching his mother’s many failed marriages, he knows it just won’t work. But then Jill comes into his life, brilliant and capable…and entirely too fascinating. Even though he has no intention of falling for her, he just can’t seem to stay away. But when suspicion clouds their future, will he be able to follow his heart?MY THOUGHTS:I’m loving this series! I’m happy that Jill got her own story since you see glimpses of her in the 1st book. Sometimes the plan we have for our life isn’t always what is meant to happen. I loved the chemistry between Jill and Blake. I can’t wait to read more from this Author!

Monday, May 28, 2018

If the Suit Fits (Destined For Love: Resorts) by: Sally Johnson

Finding love at the amusement park can be quite a ride.
Becky Perkins has lost her job, her lease, and her car. As a result, she moves back in with her parents and takes the only job she can find: a seasonal position at the local amusement park as a sign spinner. Unfortunately, it includes wearing a foam hot dog suit.When she crashes into fellow park employee Hudson Lowell, on her first day, suddenly the job doesn’t seem so bad.Actuary Hudson Lowell feels the weight of the world on his shoulders with this assignment. The Gainesville Amusement Park has been struggling for years. It’s his responsibility to advise the owners as to the viability of the park. Going into the deal, the solution seems pretty simple—until he meets Becky.The more time Becky and Hudson spend together, the more their feelings grow, making it harder and harder for Hudson to be objective about his decision. If the park closes, it will impact the whole town and directly hurt Becky. And how can he hurt the woman he has fallen for?
Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:--Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong--Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney--The Trust of a Billionaire by Michelle Pennington--Marrying an Athlete by Anne-Marie Meyer--Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex by Victorine E. Lieske--Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver

This was such a fun book. Becky and Hudson make such a great couple! I loved the setting of an amusement park and a hot dog vender. Not your typical romance setting but it worked well. Pretty sure this is my first book by this Author I really enjoyed it!

The Trouble with Billionaires (Southern Billionaires Book 1) by: Michelle Pennington

She's sworn to never fall for another rich man.He's determined to change her mind.
​Charlotte Mabry moves to a small town in Alabama, full of plans for a better life, especially for her son Taylor. Cash is short, but at least she's free from the crushing heartbreak of being married to a man who only cared about money. So even though Nate Haverton sends her pulses racing from the moment they meet, she refuses to let her heart lead her back into misery. Because he might be her son's t-ball coach, but he's also a billionaire.
Nate's drive and genius for solving problems have made him insanely wealthy, but not happy. With no time for a committed relationship, he tries to fill the emptiness inside by giving back to his home town. But then Charlotte moves in, and he knows that all this time he's been waiting for someone like her. She's beautiful, sweet, and strong...but adamant about keeping him at arms length. When his good intentions go wrong and rumors fly in their small southern town, this may be one problem he can't solve—even though it's the one that matters most.
This is a sweet romance.

I absolutely loved this one! Nate and Charlotte are awesome! I loved the banter between them and their chemistry. I am still very new to reading this Author but I love her style of writing and plan to read more in the future!

Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex (Clean Billionaire Romance Series Book 4) by: Victorine E Lieske

Felicity should have suspected something when she got hired to take pictures at a resort in Belize, all expenses paid. When she arrives and bumps into her ex-fiancĂ©, Aiden, she realizes she’s been set up. His grandmother is playing matchmaker and every time she turns around Grams is forcing Aiden and her together. But she can’t fall for him again, it was a disaster last time, and she doesn’t want to repeat the past.
Aiden can’t believe Felicity is at his resort. She broke his heart five years ago, and he’s determined not to allow it to happen again. But one disaster after another keeps forcing them together and he’s sure Grams is behind all of it. He’s just not sure how long he can hold out without pulling Felicity into his arms and confessing that he never really got over her.
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex is a sweet romance, and it is a stand-alone novel.
Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:— Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong— Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney— Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel— The Trust of a Billionaire by Michelle Pennington— Marrying an Athlete by Anne-Marie Meyer— Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex by Victorine E. Lieske— If the Suit Fits by Sally Johnson — Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver
I loved this one. Past loved reunited again. They both had a lot of baggage to get through. It is hard to give ourselves fully and completely I think everyone tries to stay guarded to a degree. I loved this one and the lessons it gave. We all sacrifice something for the one we love! Loving these resort romances now I want to go to the beach.


Marrying an Athlete (A Fake Marriage Series Book 2) by:Anne-Marie Meyer

Anna Short’s life has been in a slump ever since her boss and boyfriend—who happened to be the same person—dumped her. Now forced to work at a coffee shop, she's pretty sure her life can't go any lower. Enter Michael: her best friend McKenna’s older brother and life-long crush.

Michael Jones is the life of the party. As a Defenseman for the New York Rangers, he's always had his pick of women and friends. When he mistakenly proposes to the Mayor's daughter at a party one night, he hightails it out of New York before the media storm hits. He drives to McKenna’s house where he finds her in emotional shambles. Grateful for the distraction her problems give him, he jumps head first into finding a solution.
When McKenna begs them to fake a marriage so they can go with her to a counseling resort designed to help fix her failing one, Anna and Michael agree. After all, the drunken kiss they shared two years ago was definitely in the past. But when they decide to make it their mission to bring McKenna and her husband together, they begin to realize just how good of a team they really are.
Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:— Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong— Keep Me At Christmas by Lucinda Whitney— Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel— The Trust of a Billionaire by Michelle Pennington— Marrying an Athlete by Anne-Marie Meyer— Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex by Victorine E. Lieske— If the Suit Fits by Sally Johnson — Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver
This one is swoon worthy.....I loved it! I’m loving these Destination Resort books! I think this is my favorite so far. Michael and Anna have been friends since they were kids will they both give into the feelings they had had for years? Can they help save another marriage in the meantime? You’ll love reading this one to find out. I think I need to read more by this Author she is a new one for me.


With A Kiss: A Sweet Romance Anthology by:Traci Hunter Abramson (Author), Rachel Branton (Author), Rachelle J. Christensen (Author), Joyce DiPastena (Author), Danyelle Ferguson (Author), Donna Hatch (Author), Heather B. Moore (Author), Luisa Perkins (Author), Janette Rallison (Author), Heather Tullis (Author)

WITH A KISS: A Sweet Romance Anthology
A collection of 10 sweet romance novellas by USA Today bestselling & award winning authors. 
Romances in this collection:
DANCING TO FREEDOM by Traci Hunter Abramson: A Russian ballerina. An American hockey player. A forbidden romance. Can Katrina follow her heart when freedom is the one thing she lacks? Or will the Cold War cost her the only man she has ever loved? 
RYLEE’S MIX-UP by Rachel Branton: Rylee Williams didn’t want to be a bridesmaid at her estranged sister’s wedding, the sister who’d grown up with the family she was supposed to have. So why does she find herself in a dress two sizes too big and no date for the wedding? Maybe it’s time to give up on her family once and for all. But a greased pig contest and handsome cowboy Beck Seeger might just change her mind—both about sticking it out and taking a chance at love.
THE REFUGEE’S BILLIONAIRE by Rachelle J. Christensen: Shawn Halstrom has an assignment: travel to Atlanta, Georgia to investigate The Heart of Atlanta refugee center so that Burke Enterprises can make a donation. The job should take two weeks tops, but he wasn’t planning on falling for a Cuban refugee named Carolina Diaz. She’s a single mother who isn’t interested in dating, even if the guy might be a billionaire.
JUST THIS MOMENT by Joyce DiPastena: Alys’s late husband thought her useful only for spinning thread. Now a mysterious monk has come to take her to a nunnery. Can a sightless woman like Alys exert her independence to forge a future of her own choice? And will the monk, who stirs forbidden longings in her, help or hinder her?
ORIGAMI GIRL by Danyelle Ferguson: Josephine loved teaching crafts at the children's hospital until she was assigned to help Dr. Blake learn how to relate with his patients. As she helps the young doctor soften his sharp edges, relax his rigid folds, and open up to the people around him, she finds she can't help but love the man he's becoming. 
SABRINA’S HERO by Donna Hatch: For weeks, Sabrina daydreams about a mysterious gentleman who frequents the lending library. Is he perchance an agent for the crown? A returning war hero? A highwayman? A fateful public assembly introduces her to the mystery man as well as an intriguing newcomer. Now she’s torn between a charming rake promising the adventure she craves, and a handsome barrister who offers security. Only one will stand by her when it matters most.
FALLING FOR LUCY by Heather B. Moore: Lucy Morley’s older sister is perfect, yet Lucy can’t even hold down a job, let alone stick with something like college. After another disastrous firing, she lands her dream job at a bookstore—and it doesn’t hurt that her new boss, Adam Parks, is pretty much her dream man. But if Lucy is good at one thing, it’s guarding herself from heartbreak. Adam has other plans in mind that include finding a way into Lucy’s heart.
MY DEAREST EMMA by Luisa Perkins: Since her husband died at 25, Johanna has worked at a busy hotel in the new railroad town of Danube, Minnesota, soothing her loneliness by writing home to her sister in Germany. When she meets August, a shy widower, her letters reveal a budding friendship. But Johanna soon begins to question whether their romance can survive a demanding employer, August’s jealous daughter, and the misgivings of two recently broken hearts. 
COVERTLY YOURS by Janette Rallison: Paisley Spencer never needed a knight in shining armor—until she finds herself surrounded by three gangsters in a bad part of Phoenix. A handsome stranger intervenes, rescuing her from certain disaster. The only catch? Now she has to pretend to be his girlfriend for the next hour. She finds it’s a job she doesn't want to end. 
SUSPECT LOVE by Heather Tullis: When Titus takes over as manager of Midwest Blood Services, he immediately notices Regan, and she notices him right back—until she realizes he took the job for which she had been vying.
I'm still working on reading them all but here are my reviews so far....
Falling for Lucy: Heather B Moore
This was such a cute novella. I loved the Falling for series this was a great addition! Lucy and Adam are so cute together. Who wouldn’t want a part time job working in a bookstore? Then to have a cute boss to top it off! When I read this one it was part of the With a Kiss Anthology I cant wait to read the rest of those novellas there is an amazing line up of Authors in that book!
Origami Girl by; Danyelle Ferguson
I loved this one. We all need someone to pull us out of our doom and gloom. Jojo and Weston were the perfect fit complementing each other’s personalities. You couldn’t help but to fall in love with them. I loved their story and this Author. I look forward to reading more from her.

Cheyenne (The Women of Merryton Book 4) by: Jennifer Peel

What happens when your motto in life has been to always love yourself more than anyone else could, but then you find someone who does it better? If you’re Cheyenne Fairchild, you do your best to push him away. 

Cheyenne’s life has taught her to never depend on anyone, especially men. She’s done her best to keep every relationship short and every man at arm’s length. That is, until the mysterious Aidan Bates moves to town. Not only does he give earth-shattering kisses, but he has the audacity to save her life after a tragic accident. Now Cheyenne can’t stop thinking about him, and it’s driving her crazy. Worse, he won’t stop trying to help her. 
While Cheyenne is doing her best to keep Aidan from working his way into her no vacancy heart, she finds herself embroiled in more than one Merryton scandal. One that rocks her best friend’s world and shows what Cheyenne is really made of. And one that she’s created in hopes of deterring Aidan. Unfortunately for her, she finds that it only brings them closer together. 
Can Cheyenne let her defenses down long enough to see that Aidan is unlike any other man she has ever known? Or will she cling to the past and the walls she’s carefully constructed around her heart? 

I’ve always loved Cheyenne I was happy to see her get her own book. We all knew she was going to be a difficult one haha. Aidan is the perfect balance for her personality. We all need someone that can tame us down and help us become a better person. It’s been a while since Ive read the other books in this series so it was nice to get an update on the characters from the other books. I’m excited about the spin off as well! Another amazing book by this Author!