Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Harvest Moon Homecoming (Sweet Haven Farm Book 0) by Jessie Gussman

ABOUT THIS BOOK:

Frustrations and tensions fly amid adversaries turned partners in this fun and sweet romance.

When the high school’s float explodes five days before the National Farmer’s Day parade, Principal Calvin Finkenbinder sees his chance at the promotion to Superintendent disintegrate. Unless he enlists the help of Ellie Bright, the most annoying, disorganized and kissable woman he knows.
Standing in Principal Fink’s office, again, for driving her daughter to school late, again, Ellie is given two odious choices. Either her straight A daughter receives detention for another tardy that’s not her fault, or Ellie uses her artistic skills and helps the uptight, stringent principal build a new float.
As they scramble to construct the float in time, Ellie’s chaotic life collides with Fink’s methodical plans. A tangle of arguments and decorations leads to a stolen kiss. Underneath their long established animosity is an unexpected passion that threatens to ruin more than just a school float. 

MY THOUGHTS:

This is a new Author for me. Sometimes it is hard to try something new but her covers were so cute and I chatted with the Author on Facebook and knew I had to take a chance. I’m so glad I did they was such a cute book. I loved it! It also reminded me a lot of a farm near my house. I love Fink and Ellie’s story. Sometimes opposites are the best because you both compliment each other and make the other work to be a better person. I can’t wait to read more from this Author! Don’t be afraid to give her a try.

Silver Star by Lisa Swinton

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Her cowboy might just be another broken-heart ballad waiting to happen…



Country superstar Sara Silver has it all: fame, fortune, and a mantel full of Grammys. She also has a string of chart-topping heartbreak songs to go with them—all based on her miserable love life. Now her manager says Sara doesn’t sing with the heart she used to. If she doesn’t come up with another hit album soon, then her label will move on to the next big thing. 

Sara heads to a ranch in Wyoming to get back to her country roots and rediscover herself. To keep the press away, she hides her identity and is determined to let nothing distract her. Then she meets Cal: tall, brooding, and all cowboy. Sara falls for Cal and the quiet ranch life, but with each song she writes her time there draws to a close. 

Sara will have to choose between the country stars of Nashville or the glittering stars of a Wyoming sky…unless she can find a way to have both. 

MY THOUGHTS:
Loved this one so much! It’s been a while it seems since I read a good dreamy sign book. This one was one of those for sure. I loved Sara and Cal together so much! The character development and detail in this book are amazing! This Author keeps getting better and better for sure! Can’t wait for more from her.

The Sheriff's Bride: Country Brides & Cowboy Boots (Cobble Creek Romance Book 1) by: Kimberly Krey


ABOUT THE BOOK:
Trent Lockheart might be the new sheriff in town, but he can’t stop Jessie Jean from stealing his heart.

Sheriff Trent Lockheart knew he’d be in for a challenge when he moved from the big city and a large police force to the small Wyoming town of Cobble Creek. But at least he’d be able to stick to his bachelor ways without temptation. So he thought. Cobble Creek isn’t overflowing with young, single ladies, but Jessie Jean—the gorgeous brunette who runs the Country Quilt Inn—proves more tempting than any woman he’s known. 

Jessie doesn’t care much for the new sheriff in town. After an explosive first meeting that almost ends in Jessie’s arrest, she’s even more determined to plan on dinner for one for the rest of her life. Sure, the new sheriff is seriously attractive, and after a second, much less dangerous run-in, he might not be that bad, but Jessie has no plan to marry, date, or even let a man into her life. Still, as the days pass, Trent’s surprising charm works past Jessie’s determination, and she finds promise in their budding relationship. 

After opening up about the difficulties in her past, Jessie finds that Trent is guarding a dark tragedy of his own, one that might threaten their chance at a future together.

MY THOUGHTS:
This was such a cute book! Both Trent and Jessie had sworn off dating and marriage but when you find your match it’s hard to stay away no matter what happens. I loved that this book wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows and they both had issues to work through. Makes the book that much better to read. Love everything by this Author can’t wait to catch up on the few I haven’t read yet!

Wedding Bell Blues (Echo Ridge romance Book 5) by Heather Tullis

ABOUT THE BOOK

The last thing Ashley, newly divorced with two children in tow, expected was  to trust another man so soon, but when the Matron of Honor falls for the Best Man, can she trust herself?


After divorcing her cheating husband, Ashley returns to Echo Ridge looking to start a new life with her two young sons. She has no plans to get involved with another man anytime soon--if ever. But when she starts working for her future brother-in-law's best friend, she realizes she hasn't locked away her heart like she thought. 
Scott has all but given up on figuring out the business's bookkeeping program, and women aren't even on his radar--until Ashley comes into the picture. She untangles his books like magic and she and her boys seem to permeate all the empty corners of his life. Can he convince her that they are a perfect match?

Echo Ridge romances:

One Winter Night
Much Ado About a Kiss
You've Got Email
Almost Home
Wedding Bell Blues.


MY THOUGHTS:
I really love the Characters from Echo Ridge. It was fun to catch up with them again. Whenever we are burned by someone in life it is really hard to trust anyone. That is what happens we to Ashley. But since Scott was such a great fit for her he was hard to resist. I love their chemistry and how it was just so natural for him to live her and the boys. Such a nice ending to the town of Echo Ridge.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Clean Sweep: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Book 14 by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Gabby St. Claire Thomas and her Cold Case Squad reunite to solve a missing person’s case.

A friend of Gabby’s husband needs help. His wife, Brooke, went to work one day and never returned home. No one has seen or heard from the woman in four months, and every lead has dried up. 
Gabby and her team begin to unravel clues about Brooke’s life . . . and not all is as it seems. With each new layer that’s revealed, they realize the case may be bigger than they ever imagined. Did Brooke walk away from her life . . . or did she become ensnared in something deadly?
Gabby fears this investigation won’t be the clean sweep she hoped for. No, the dirt she’s turning up might be more of a toxic stain. But as the stakes become clear, she realizes that failure isn’t an option.


MY THOUGHTS:
It was fun to read Gabby and the gang again, it’s been a while. Loved all the twists and turns of this one! This Author always pulls you in quickly and keep you interested until the end! Can’t wait to read more!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
"*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?

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

PINE VALLEY SERIES:
Worth the Risk
Where I Belong
Say You Love Me
Waiting for You

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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



MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.



MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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


MY THOUGHTS:
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!