Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hot Cocoa Wars: A Christmas Romance by:Christine Houston

Lane Brentwood is too busy trying to save Aunt Darla’s cocoa shop to have time for romance. And she definitely doesn’t have time for Logan McClain no matter what his deep blue eyes and charming smile do to her heart rate. Besides, he’s the brother of Macie, Lane’s cold-hearted nemesis in a Christmas competition. 
Yet no matter how hard she tries, Lane finds herself thrown into Logan’s company. One awkward kiss under the mistletoe and Lane finds it harder than ever to resist her attraction to Logan. 
The problem is, Lane’s pretty darn good at snubbing her dreams, thinking it’s the only way she can make the world a better place. Her feelings for Logan unlock a deeper yearning she’s been trying to ignore. It’ll take a special Christmas miracle to help Lane decide between following her heart and leaving her dreams behind. 

I loved this one! I was kind of weird reading a Christmas book in March but it’s been on my list for a while. I’m glad I finally read it! I loved Lane and Logan! This is such a cute romance about 2 people trying to find themselves but end up with so much more together! Can’t wait to read more from this Author!

Storm Surge (Lantern Beach Mysteries Book 3) by: Christy Barritt

A storm is brewing hundreds of miles away, but its effects are devastating even from afar.

Laid-back and light: that's Cassidy Livingston's new motto. But when a makeshift boat with a bloody cloth inside washes ashore near her oceanfront home, her detective instincts shift into gear . . . again. 

Seeking clues isn't the only thing on her mind-romance is heating up with next-door neighbor and former Navy SEAL Ty Chambers as well. Her heart wants the love and stability she's longed for her entire life. But her hidden identity only leads to a tidal wave of turbulence.

As more answers emerge about the boat, the danger around her rises, creating a treacherous swell that threatens to reveal her past. Can Cassidy mind her own business, or will the storm surge of violence and corruption that has washed ashore on Lantern Beach leave her life in wreckage?

Wow this series is so amazing! I couldn’t put this one down and binge read it as much as possible.  I finished in a day! Love the edge of your seat suspense. I’m hoping for great things for both Ty and Cassidy. Can’t wait for the next one in this series!

Flood Watch (Lantern Beach Mysteries Book 2) by: Christy Barritt

The tide is high, and so is the danger on Lantern Beach. 

Still in hiding after infiltrating a dangerous gang, Cassidy Livingston just has to make it a few more months before she can testify at trial and resume her old life. But trouble keeps finding her, and Cassidy is pulled into a local investigation after a man mysteriously disappears from the island she now calls home.

A recurring nightmare from her time undercover only muddies things, as does a visit from the parents of her handsome ex-Navy SEAL neighbor. When a friend's life is threatened, Cassidy must make choices that put her on the verge of blowing her cover.
With a flood watch on her emotions and her life in a tangle, will Cassidy find the truth? Or will her past finally drown her?

Note: Lantern Beach Mysteries is a six-book series, beginning with Hidden Currents.

Wow these books are getting good. Just when I think I can’t fall in love with another series and another set of characters I read a book like this. This one will keep you on your toes and ready to jump right in to the next one! I plan to do just that. It was amazing I loved it!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Fearless Groom (Texas Titan Romances) by: Cami Checketts

A bachelor auction, a hot football player, and the right woman to bring him to his knees.
Izzy Knight walked away from her father's billions and his Titans football team to become a nurse practitioner at a children's hospital. She's busy and accomplished and certainly has no room in her life for a larger-than-life football player who goes through women faster than she completes a shift at the hospital.
Xavier Newton loves football but hates the games that go along with it. When the owner of the Titans forces him and his buddies to be sold like cattle at a bachelor auction he barely endures the event, until a feisty brunette bids half a million dollars for him. He's completely drawn to Izzy, but when he finds out her father is the owner of the Titans sparks fly and everybody's loyalties are challenged.
Can these two find love when they don't know who's waiting to tackle them from the blindside?
Don't miss this fast-paced romance that bestselling Amazon author Taylor Hart says is, "Sizzling romance and an emotional journey that will have you turning page after page late into the night!"
Don't miss the exciting new Billionaire Beach Romances by Cami Checketts
Shadows in the Curtain
Caribbean Rescue
Cozumel Escape
Cancun Getaway
Onboard for Love
Trusting the Billionaire
Also by Cami Checketts and Jeanette Lewis are the Best-Selling Billionaire Bride Pact Series. The books in order would be:
The Resilient One
The Passionate One
The Feisty One
The Rebellious One
The Independent One
The Adventurous One
The Protective One
The Faithful One
The Daring One
The Glamorous One
Enjoy these top-rated contemporary romance books FREE as part of your Kindle Unlimited Prime Subscription. You can read the ebooks on your Amazon Kindle Fire, on a computer via Kindle Cloud Reader or on any smartphone or tablet with the free Kindle reading app.
The Billionaire Bride Pact Romance Series is featured in a number of Kindle Unlimited categories, including: romance, contemporary romance, clean romance, sweet romance, new adult romance, new romance, best sellers fiction, romance kindle unlimited books, best contemporary fiction romance novel, new books.
Thank you for reading!

MY THOUGHTS:I LOVED this one. It’s been a while since I have read a book that I sighed after finishing. I’m glad it was Cami’s that got me out of my reading rut because she’s my favorite! This book is so much fun. I love the chemistry between Izzy and X. They really are great for each other and have a lot of fun together. This series is going to be a fun one can’t wait to read more!

Hidden Currents (Lantern Beach Mysteries Book 1) by: Christy Barritt


You can take the detective out of the investigation, but you can't take the investigator out of the detective.

A notorious gang puts a bounty on Detective Cady Matthews’s head after she takes down their leader, leaving her no choice but to hide until she can testify at trial. But her temporary home across the country on a remote North Carolina island isn’t as peaceful as she initially thinks. 

Living under the new identity of Cassidy Livingston, she struggles to keep her investigative skills tucked away, especially after a body washes ashore. When local police bungle the murder investigation, she can’t resist stepping in. But Cassidy is supposed to be keeping a low profile. One wrong move could lead to both her discovery and her demise.

Can she bring justice to the island . . . or will the hidden currents surrounding her pull her under for good?

I love this new series! I’m not sure how this Author continues to have one amazing hit after the other but she does! Cassidy is a fun character with spunk and determination. Who wouldn’t want to live you witness protection at the beach. That is where I’d wish I was everyday! This series is going to be awesome! Can’t wait to read more!

Relentless: A Raven Remington Novel by: Christy Barritt

You've read about her in the Worst Detective Ever mystery series. Now Raven Remington comes to life in this novella that's written as if it's a TV show.

An ex-CIA operative. A top-secret mission. Danger that lurks at every turn.

Raven Remington is facing her most challenging mission: protecting the man who may have killed her sister. The former spy is still trying to integrate into life as a civilian and figure out whom to trust. With each passing day, the task becomes more difficult.

Can Raven figure out who is trying to assassinate the man—the senator—she’s been tasked to protect . . . or will surprises hidden just below the surface destroy life as she knows it?

*Relentless is based on the fictional TV show starring Hollywood starlet Joey Darling from The Worst Detective Ever mystery series.

I love “The Worst Detective Ever” series that this book is a spin off of. I understand that this is an episode of Joey’s show and I kept that in mind the whole time but I felt like it was lacking the wow factor and fun of other books by this Author. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t my favorite of hers for sure. It was pretty awesome to see my name as part of the show credits though! Can’t wait to read more in the original series of these books and more from this Author in general. Her books are amazing even if this one didn’t grab me.

Hart and Soul by: Lisa Swinton

Just a fun, short novella. I read this while waiting for my hubby to come home from work. It’s sad when parents push their kids to be something they couldn’t but I know a lot that do it. Phone has been pushed by people her whole life to do the things they wanted. It isn’t uncommon that just one person can change our perspective on things. Kane was that guy her for. This story is super short but it felt complete. I’d love to read a follow up some day.

Statistically Improbable (Dating by Design) (Volume 2)

Two professional matchmakers. One fake relationship. He's a playboy. She's a good girl. What could possibly go wrong? According to Binary Search's matchmaking service, Meg and Zander's odds of ever having a successful relationship are statistically improbable. Meg has run the numbers and knows the probability, but for some reason she can't quit thinking about her coworker, Zander--the self-proclaimed eternal bachelor. To make matters more interesting, Zander approaches her with an unusual proposition. He's in need of a pretend girlfriend. Meg thinks this could be the answer to get him out of her system,and maybe knock the arrogant man down a few notches in the process. But what she doesn't realize is there is more to this man, something he carefully hides behind his arrogant exterior. And when her feelings begin to be anything but pretend, she knows the odds of getting hurt are more than probable. Will they let the odds over come them, or will they find that all the reasons they are wrong for each other are exactly what make them a perfect fit?

Love this one! I forgot how much I loved Zander in the first book in this series. Zander and Meg remind me of my husband and I. I like to think I keep him grounded and I know I also ‘tamed him’ from how he was before we met. This book was so much fun and a great filler for my insomnia last night. Can’t wait for the next on in this series!

The Kiss Thief (Echo Ridge Romance Book 2)

As the head librarian of the Echo Ridge Library, Britta Klein thrives on order and categorization. Unfortunately, the old church-turned-library is in desperate need of a renovation. The Harvest Hurrah fundraiser seems to be the answer, but plans keep going awry. With help from Milo Geissler, accomplished musician, piano tuner, and kiss thief, each catastrophe is narrowly avoided. When Milo goes to great lengths to help Britta find a key classic book, she begins to wonder if there is more to life than books and order. Can she allow this man who speaks the language of music to tune her heart to a new song? 
Welcome to Echo Ridge, New York where romance finds its way into the hearts and lives of the people who walk the streets of the close-knit community.

Rachelle J. Christensen is also part of the bestselling Echo Ridge Romance Anthologies written with Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Janette Rallison, Heather Tullis, and Connie E. Sokol.
You can read the books as standalones, but this is the series in order:
Hope for Christmas
The Kiss Thief
Silver Screen Kisses: The Princess Bride of Riodan
Second Chance Kisses: Coming Home to Love
Echo Ridge Romance is featured in a number of Kindle Unlimited categories, including: romance, holiday romance, contemporary romance, clean romance, sweet romance, new adult romance, new romance, best sellers fiction, romance kindle unlimited books, best contemporary fiction romance novel, and new books.
Thank you for reading!

MY THOUGHTS:This was such a cute story! I was about two insecure people trying to overcome their own short comings to be able to learn love each other. When love comes before they expected they both become skiddish and run from each other. We all do that in life don't we? This was a great reminder of many life lessons. Great job Rachelle!

Honeymoon for One in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls Book 2

Is there room for two on this honeymoon for one?

Piper Wyatt's Christmas wish is to get promoted to manager at Blackstock Hotel and Resort. Not only does the promotion mean more money, but it means more time with her son and proof that she's not such a disappointment after all.

Jace Petersen, successful owner of a national chain of sporting goods stores, finds himself alone and miserable on what should have been his honeymoon. That is until he literally falls onto the lovely Piper Wyatt. He's intrigued with this woman who can fix a car in high heels. Too bad for him, he makes a horrible first impression, and Piper's not allowed to mingle with the guests.

While Piper tries her best to steer clear of Jace during his stay, she can't help but notice he's not the man from their first meeting. But is he worth risking her promotion? Or is Jace right, Piper deserves more than she ever thought possible for herself?

Find out in this charming Christmas tale about finding love in the most unexpected place, a honeymoon.

Seven fabulous authors bring you this holiday romance series about a group of special friends returning to their hometown at the request of their high school mentor. Each book is a standalone, but read them all to fully enjoy the journey of these remarkable women and their emotional reunion with their mentor, an incredible woman who changes their lives and helps save a small town community forever.

I loved this book so much! I think it might be my favorite of Jennifer Peel’s rIght now! All her stuff is amazing though! Piper and Jace have amazing chemistry and you can’t help but fall in love with them both. We all want to protect our hearts from hurt especially after being burned. Piper has to be careful for some many reasons. I was sad this one was so short because I didn’t want it to end. I’m hoping more of their story will be in book 2 can’t wait for it to come out!

Once Again in Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls Book 3) by: Becky Monson

***This fun holiday romance can be read as a standalone!***
"The chemistry is so swoony and the kisses will curl your toes!" -Katie's Clean Book Collection ★★★★★
"Becky Monson has written a fabulous story of friendships rekindled, talents rediscovered and, of course, romance." -Christine J ★★★★★
In one day, London Walsh finds out her ex is going to be her boss and that her parents are getting a divorce—and they want her to referee the situation. So when she’s offered the chance to spend the holidays in her old hometown of Christmas Falls, far away from all the drama, she jumps on it.
But the quaint town doesn’t feel quite like the home it once was. London shed the goth image that defined her in high school long ago, but no one recognizes the woman she's become.
Except for Andy Broll, London’s childhood next door neighbor. He recognizes her immediately, which sends London’s heart fluttering as she starts to see Andy in a whole different light. But when her time in Christmas Falls doesn’t go as planned, will London face it head on? Or will she find a reason to run?

Seven fabulous authors bring you this holiday romance series about a group of special friends returning to their hometown at the request of their high school mentor. Each book is a standalone, but read them all to fully enjoy the journey of these remarkable women and their emotional reunion with their mentor, an incredible woman who changes their lives and helps save a small town community forever.

I loved this novella! London had struggled to find herself and a life that would make her happy. I think all of us have that point in our lives. I fell in love with the characters in this book and found myself dreaming of a happily ever after! The town of Christmas Galls sounds so much fun can’t wait to read more in this series.

Second Chance Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology (Echo Ridge Romance Book 4)

Do you remember your first love? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a second chance to follow your heart? In this collection of novellas written by award-winning and bestselling authors, come home to Echo Ridge as summer winds down and hearts once broken and lost are given one more chance, a second chance to love.

A Brand New Second Chance by Lucy McConnell
With a broken heart and an unsure future, Abigail Martin moves home to Echo Ridge to capture the parts of her teenage years she missed out on because she’d had a steady boyfriend. Kissing a random guy, flirting with strangers, hanging out at Fay’s after a football game—all of it. Carter Montgomery offers his help, because he’s a helpful kind of guy, and she quickly falls for his quiet humor, kindness, and heated kisses. Fearing that she hasn’t lived enough of life to settle down, Abigail must decide if she’s going to break Carter’s heart or give love a brand new second chance. 

A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison
Jojo Halifax believes that winning Echo Ridge's float competition is just what her fledgling art career needs. And if that means giving her ex-boyfriend, Anthony, a second chance so she can be a designer on his team, well, she's willing to make the sacrifice. But when a lost bet leads to a blind date with her brother's friend, Wyatt, she begins to have second thoughts about second chances. Wyatt is handsome and charming and just might have been paid to make her forget about Anthony. Is falling for his charm worth the risk or should she take Anthony back again?

Almost Home by Heather Tullis
Damon lived in ten towns while growing up, but Echo Ridge is one of the few that started to feel like home before his parents relocated their family again. Now a widower, moving back to the small ski resort town is irresistible for him—but somewhat less so for his daughter, Maggie. Learning that Haley, the girl who had gotten away, is back in town is an unexpected bonus.

When Haley left a high-powered job in New York City to take care of her grandmother, she never expected to run into the boy she’d been crushing on sixteen years earlier. When they end up working together on the homecoming float, she finds the attraction between them just as compelling as before. But when given a choice, will she give him her heart, or leave love behind to return to her job in the city?

Change of Plans by Cami Checketts
Kaitlyn Johanson comes home to Echo Ridge planning to bring the sparks back with her high school boyfriend, Mason, work at Kenworth's, and enjoy family and the beautiful valley. She never expected her heartthrob, national-acclaimed lacrosse player, Axel Olsen, would visit her hometown. When Axel steals her attention and possibly her heart from the man she was supposed to marry, she has to choose if she'll take a risk on new love or give old love a second chance. 

Coming Home to Love by Rachelle J. Christensen
When Laney Richins left Echo Ridge, New York eight years ago, she vowed she’d never return, but life had other plans. Those plans included her cute little boy and a divorce, so Laney moved back home and started over. Working in the flower shop seems like the perfect plan until Billy Redford, the man she should have married shows up. 
Billy Redford’s heart was broken when his high school sweetheart turned her back on him and fled Echo Ridge for the big city lights. Running into Laney in Echo Ridge now brings up past feelings he thought were long gone. She’s prettier than ever, still seems to read his mind, and despite his protests ends up on the building and decorating committee with him for the Homecoming dance. Billy knows how to build just about anything, but he isn’t sure he knows how to mend a broken heart.

A Brand New Second Chance by Lucy McConnell
Loved Carter and Abigail's story. Carter knew for so long what he wanted he was wasn't brave enough to go for it. Abigail as only know one life and now she just needs to start things over. This was a great start to the set of second chance love. Cant wait to see what is next!

A Perfect Fit by Janette Rallison
This was such a fun story! I loved the banter between JoJo and Wyatt. This Author always has a lot of fun humor in her books. I also like how the characters from the other stories make some appearances in this one. It makes reading about the town even more fun.

Almost Home by Heather Tullis
I really liked this one! I love getting a better look into more people in town and I like it when the other stories intertwine. I loved Damon and Haley’s story. They met in High School but never got the chance at a relationship. This second chance romance story is so much fun!

Change of Plans by Cami Checketts
Cami is my favorite I love all her books! Kaitlyn and Mason are characters we have seen and fallen in love with over the course of these books. Although I loved their story in the past everyone deserves to find their happily ever after and I really loved getting to know Kaitlyn a lot better in this story. I think it’s my favorite so far! Love this series and the town!

Coming Home to Love by Rachelle J. Christensen
Laney and Billy had such a great story. They started out as childhood friends and then High School sweethearts. After parting and then reuniting years later they aren’t too excited about rekindling any type of relationship. It was a fun read and a great finish to the second chance kisses series. I really liked it! I found myself connecting with the characters and routing for a happily ever after!

Sweet Tea and Kisses: A Contemporary Romance Collection

Discover the alluring world of the South with six sweet contemporary romance novellas from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. 

Chase fireflies that glitter on starry nights, listen to the call of the cicadas, and smell the luscious scent of magnolias as you experience the adventures of cowboys, brides, second chances, and unexpected romance all set in Atlanta. Don’t miss your chance to fall deeper in love as you explore the South through the eyes and hearts of these unforgettable characters.

A Kiss is Just a Kiss by Melinda Curtis, USA Today Bestselling Author. Kitty Summer has a wedding to stop. She’s sure the groom doesn’t love her sister, but how can she prove it? By testing his fidelity with one very public kiss, of course.

Taste of Tara by Shanna Hatfield, USA Today Bestselling Author. Falling in love never tasted so sweet… Pastry chef Tara Tarleton has one month to live out her dreams on a plantation in the South. Reality falls far short of her expectations until a chance encounter with a hunky horse wrangler changes her mind.

The Wedding Charm by Susan Hatler, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author. In order to retrieve and deliver an antique charm before her best friend’s wedding, maid of honor Sarah Carlton must fake being in love with her childhood nemesis, best man Ben Atkins.

Sassy Bride by Ciara Knight, USA Today Bestselling Author. A Cinderella meets Rich Charming tale set in small town, Georgia, full of sass and sacrifice. Can a girl form the wrong side of town win over the ugly in-laws, or will she lose her happily ever after forever?

It Could Happen to Us by Lucy McConnell, Contemporary Romance Author. An irresistible contemporary romance about a not-so-humble cop who splits his raffle ticket with an unlucky waitress and the actor who falls in love with her.

Hit and Run Love by Jennifer Peel, Award Winning and Bestselling Author. What happens when a no-nonsense lawyer and her ex-boyfriend, a police officer, run into each other? Lots of sparks, literally and figuratively. Will this be another hit and run? Or, this time around, will Harrison be able to convince Kallie to give up her running shoes? 

The Sweet Tea and Kisses Boxed Set by the Sweet Six authors will have you falling in love with the South with every turn of the page.

A Kiss is Just a Kiss by: Melinda Curtis
Wow this book was so fun. I'm not sure how the reality of it would really go over in a family of Sister's but it was still a fun read anyway. I really like the chemistry between Kitty and Beck. Grandma Dotty was my favorite for sure. She brought so much excitement and danger to the story! Loving all the books in this series so far!

Taste of Tara
This was such a cute book! I think I saw Gone with the Wind when I was young but I don't remember and I have never read it. I guess I need to brush up on some of the classics for sure. I loved Bret and Tara's story. They were great together his gift was awesome. Think thing that was my favorite part. I'm a sucker for a good happily ever after!

The Wedding charm
This one is my favorite of the set so far! I love Sarah and Ben's story. I could just relate to it so well and fell in love with the characters. I found myself hoping they would find their happily ever after. They had to complete some crazy tasks that would either bring them closer or tear them apart. It was such a fun story and a great read for a day to myself! Can't wait to look up more from this Author!