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-fiancé, 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!

Second Chance in Paradise by Jennifer Peel

Second Chance in Paradise (A Clairborne Family Novel Book 1) by [Peel, Jennifer]

Second Chance in Paradise is an engaging read, one that will affect you long after you finish the last page. - Readers Favorite ★★★★★
This book should come with a WARNING: may cause an influx of endorphins, a lack of desire to do anything but read and a severe book hangover. - Aimee from Getting Your Read On ★★★★★
A first love that deserves a second chance.
Doctoral student Holland Reeves may have aced every class she's ever taken, but when it comes to life outside her lab, she finds she has more meaningful relationships with test tubes and pipettes than she does with people. That all changes when a surprise wedding invitation arrives, forcing her to return to the small coastal town of Paradise and the Clairborne Resort, where she left her first dream of being Mrs. Clairborne to begin the dream of becoming Dr. Reeves. There she must face her past and, to her surprise, the only man she ever loved, Porter Clairborne, the prodigal son who has unexpectedly returned.
Together, Holland and Porter must decide if their love deserves a second chance, and if Paradise will finally live up to its name or forever remain a town of broken dreams.
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
--If the Suit Fits by Sally Johnson 
--Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver

I loved this book! I loved how adorably nerdy Holland was and how Porter loved all her random snippets of knowledge. They are so cute together! I didn’t want this book to end. This Author has a way of helping you to fall in love with her characters. I am excited about this new series and can’t wait for the next one!

The Trust of a Billionaire (Southern Billionaires Book 3) by Michelle Pennington

Can their love survive her secret?

Hannah Rhodes is determined to keep her beachfront property, even though she can’t afford to. But it’s her childhood home and she can’t bear to see it plowed down by the billionaire investor who keeps raising his offer to buy it. When the same man hires her to be his daughter’s nanny—providing her the income she needs to reject his offer—the irony is not lost on her. However, seeing him as a loving, worried father makes it difficult to enjoy her secret revenge. 
For Carter Ellis, building his own resort was a massive risk, but worth it to build a new life for his daughter away from his controlling mother. Everything is going to plan except that the owner of the tumbled-down home blocking his resort view and threatening its success refuses to sell. If only his new nanny would stop distracting him, he just might be able to figure out how to solve this problem. Not only is she beautiful and vibrant, she’s helping his daughter bloom. Just when he begins to give in to his feelings, he discovers who she really is.
When their trust is shaken, will Carter and Hannah sacrifice what they wanted most for a chance at something more?
Also part of the Destined for Love: Resorts collection:— Matched by Design by Lindzee Armstrong— Kiss Me at Midnight 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 — Kings Crossed Lovers by Donna K. Weaver

I loved this one! I’m a laid back beach lover like Hannah and I would love you have a beach front house! I loved the chemistry between Carter and Hannah as well as the love they both have for Addi. This was the first book I’ve read from this Author I really enjoyed it and plan to read more! Can’t wait to read more in the Destined for Love Resorts series either!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Perilous Riptide (Lantern Beach Mysteries Book 5) by Christy Barritt

Just when the current seems safer, an unseen danger emerges and threatens to destroy everything.

When Cassidy Livingston finds a journal hidden deep in the recesses of her ice cream truck, her curiosity kicks into high gear. Islanders suspect that Elsa, the journal’s owner, didn’t die accidentally. Her final entry indicates their suspicions might be correct and that what Elsa observed on her final night may have led to her demise.

Against the advice of Ty Chambers, her former Navy SEAL boyfriend, Cassidy taps into her detective skills and hunts for answers. But her search only leads to a skeletal body and trouble for both of them. As helplessness threatens to drown her, Cassidy is desperate to turn back time.

Can Cassidy find what she needs to navigate the perilous situation? Or will the riptide surrounding her threaten everyone and everything Cassidy loves?

Other Books in the Lantern Beach Mystery Series:
Hidden Currents
Flood Watch
Storm Surge
Dangerous Waters
Perilous Riptide
Deadly Undertow (coming soon)

Wow just when you think this series can’t get any better another books comes out. I was lucky enough to get to read an advanced copy and I have to say I love how the story is coming together but I am going to be sad when the series is over. If you aren’t hooked yet you will be by the end of this one. This Author is always amazing at pulling you into the story. Can’t wait for the next one.

The Sidelined Wife (More Than a Wife Series Book 1) by: Jennifer Peel

"This story will be on every girl's night book club list this year." - Farmhouse Reviews★★★★★
"Fiercely honest, brave but lighted-hearted, The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel is one of the best romance novels I have read in a long, long time." - Readers Favorite ★★★★★
She's getting back in the game, one blog post at a time.
Samantha Higgins never thought driving her husband's car would forever change her life. But one conversation later, heard through his Bluetooth, and Samantha is changing her last name. While trying to figure out who Samantha Decker is, she writes what she thinks is one final post on her blog, announcing her divorce. When the post goes viral, she finds herself with a new title, The Sidelined Wife, and an unbelievable following.
To make matters more interesting, her younger brother's best friend, Reed Cassidy, who was a thorn in Samantha's adolescent side, moves back to town as the new head football coach for her son's high school team. Unbeknownst to Samantha, Reed has harbored a crush for his old babysitter all these years. But, Samantha isn't keen on dating anyone, much less a younger man that used to booby trap her bedroom with firecrackers.
While Samantha is doing her best to learn and even make up some of the rules of single life and being a semi-celebrity, Reed comes in and changes the game. Now Samantha must decide if she should get back on the field or if she prefers the sidelines.

I learned of this book at an Authors luncheon when it was still in the planning stages. I’m not sure why I took so long to get to it because it was AMAZING! Samantha is the woman we all want to be. I would love it if I got positive responses when I speak my mind. I can’t say that happens very often, I usually cause problems haha. Marriages are hard work. Sam got shafted for sure but she came out stronger and that is all we can hope for in any relationship. I love Sam and Reed together I didn’t want this book to end. Can’t wait for the next one is this series!

Say You Love Me (Pine Valley Book 3) by: Heather B Moore

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

Clara Benson is not looking for a relationship, especially not after her losing her teaching position, followed by a disastrous breakup with her fiancé, and the sudden death of the grandma who raised her. In fact, Clara picks up and moves to escape her mess of memories. She hopes that Pine Valley will be the perfect place to heal from heartache. 

When she meets her boss’s lawyer, Dawson Harris, Clara can’t deny her attraction. Yet she’s determined to choose herself, and her healing, over a guy who might be charming, attractive, and oh, so appealing. Easy, right? But when Dawson becomes the one person who can straighten out her mess, she realizes that finding herself doesn’t have to be mean losing Dawson.

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

I am loving this series so much! Dawson and Clara’s story is the sweetest. In the other books Dawson seems like he is a playboy and a flirt but Clara really tames him quickly without even trying. I think this one is my favorite so far. I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

9 Reasons to Fall in Love (MyHeartChannel Romances) by Daniel Banner

Painfully betrayed by his long-time girlfriend, Dex Blackwell, billionaire, heads to Mackinac Island where he is interviewed by London Marseilles for her MyHeartChannel travel page. London’s quick wit, gorgeous smile, and sense of humor make him question his decision to swear off women.

London Marseilles, like her mother and her mother’s mother, has a talent for finding the exact wrong guy. After dating a long stream of moochers and professional video game players, she accepts the Marseilles Curse and swears off men. Her 9 Reasons to Never Fall in Love, Ever episode on her channel, lays out the reasons why and receives constant views. When a seemingly perfect guy—handsome, funny, easygoing—walks off the ferry, she’s cautious with her heart, especially when Dex is vague about his employment. 

A storm strands Dex on the island and somehow London ends up offering him and two other travelers refuge from the Great Lakes weather. Once again, a hot but unambitious guy has landed on her couch. It’s a good thing she has her 9 Reasons, or she might be tempted to prolong the invitation. 

After Dex leaves, London can’t get him out of her mind and Dex does everything he can to convince her to date him—everything except open his bank account to prove he’s not the freeloader he appears to be.
Can London find the faith in this man she’s fallen for, and faith in herself to take a leap at love or will she let her fear of the family curse chase away the perfect guy?

I loved the reality of this book. Relationships are hard. They aren’t always the fairy tales we like to read about and it is all overcoming our fears and insecurities to give ourselves completely to another. Dan really nails that point on the head in this one. I love the chemistry between Dex and London you’ll find yourself hoping they both get a happily ever after! Can’t wait to read more from this Author!

Where I Belong (Pine Valley Book 2) by Heather B. Moore

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

Jane Morris makes a living cleaning the houses of the wealthy residents of Pine Valley, and she tries hard not to judge their extravagant lifestyles. But when one of her clients goes through a devastating breakup with his fiancé, Jane finds herself in the middle of his emotional mess. She wants to help him, but Cameron Vance is a man she could easily lose her heart to. Yet, Jane agrees to be his date to the charity event of the year, organized by Cameron’s mother. But the magical night shows Jane that if she’s a Cinderella, then Cameron is definitely a candidate for Prince Charming.

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

This book is a crazy emotional rollercoaster for Cameron and at times you are going to feel the same way reading it. Jane and Cameron are an unlikely pair but a perfect match all at the same time. After so many ups and downs you’ll be crossing your fingers for a happy ending. I’m really loving the series and can’t wait to read the next one.