Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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)

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
"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.


MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

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

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

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

MY THOUGHTS:
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.

Worth the Risk (Pine Valley Book 1) by Heather B. Moore

ABOUT THE BOOK:
USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Pine Valley!

When Alicia moves back to Pine Valley to help her mom through a serious addiction, the last person she wants to see is her teenage crush, Jeff Finch, who destroyed their friendship in one single disastrous night. Alicia is determined to not let anything about Jeff affect her, especially since she hasn’t seen him in ten years. All she knows is that he’s living a successful and charmed life, and she is more than happy to keep anything between them in the past. But when he shows up with a date at the restaurant where she works, Alicia realizes she’s still not over her feelings, and Jeff is definitely looking at her in a way he never has before. 
PINE VALLEY SERIES:Worth the RiskWhere I BelongSay You Love MeWaiting for You


MY THOUGHTS:
*sigh* I loved this one so much. I didn’t get much housework done because I couldn’t put it down and binge read it in a day. Alicia and Jeff have such great chemistry and you can’t help but to fall in love with them both and cheer them on.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Captivating Warrior (Navy SEAL Romance) by: Cami Checketts and Daniel Banner

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A lost love. Decades of pain. Is love a mission Sutton Smith will ever complete?

Twenty-five years ago, Sutton Smith was stripped of his rank of commodore and his promising career in the British Royal Navy. The real loss came when the love of his life dumped him and married a scheming duke. 

Duchess Elizabeth Gunthry has never been able to search for the only man she ever loved, she’s had to protect her daughter from the man she was forced to marry. After obtaining a secret divorce, she is still trapped under the duke's oppressive thumb. When the enigma she’s mourned for twenty-five years, Sutton Smith, appears at a formal ball to rescue her daughter, Liz is grateful to have one last dance with the love of her life and discovers all the old feelings instantly surface. 

When Sutton asks her to leave with them and trust him, she has to make a choice: trust in the man she’s always loved or play it safe and lose everything.

Don't miss the rest of the fabulous Navy SEAL Romances: 
The Protective Warrior by Cami Checketts
The Honorable Warrior by Kimberly Krey
The Peaceful Warrior by Daniel Banner
The Broken Warrior by Taylor Hart
The Reckless Warrior by Jennifer Youngblood

MY THOUGHTS:
This is the first book I read in this series and it was edge of your seat amazing! Dan and Cami are an amazing team. This collaboration between the 2 of them was pure genius! You will find yourself on an emotional rollercoaster and as any good book should you’ll be cheering, screaming and maybe even gasping or close to crying at some point. Can’t wait to read more from these 2 and the rest of this series as well!

Last Chance (In The Garden Book 4) by: Heather Tullis

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Four years ago Comfrey turned her back on the high-class life she had been raised in and her equally high-class fiance--knowing he loved the life she had found suffocating. Excited to be moving forward with her new permaculture homestead, and sure she is finally over him, she is shocked to find Nick standing on her doorstep.

Nick had no plans to see Comfrey again after she broke his heart, but his boss, who happens to be her father, has other ideas. Tasked with convincing her to come back to the fold, he finds that loving her is something he may never get out of his blood. Now he just has to convince her that they have a future together.

MY THOUGHTS:
Loved this one! Sad that it will be the last in this series. I had a lot of fun reading this one and I can relate to Comfry in a lot of ways. There is nothing wrong with distancing yourself from people, especially family, when they are dragging you down. When someone doesn’t take the time to understand you and your thoughts they have no place trying to suggest what’s best for you. I’m so glad Comfry was willing to give her and Nick another try and it was nice to see some of the other characters from the earlier books show up here. Can’t wait to see more from this Author.

Dangerous Waters (Lantern Beach Book 4) by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Danger lurks on the horizon, leaving only two choices: find shelter or flee.

Cassidy Livingston’s new identity has begun to feel as comfortable as her favorite sweater. She’s been tucked away on Lantern Beach for weeks, waiting to testify against a deadly gang, and is settling in to a new life she wants to last forever.

When she thinks she spots someone malevolent from her past, panic swells inside her. If an enemy has found her, Cassidy won’t be the only one who’s a target. Everyone she’s come to love will also be at risk. 

Dangerous waters threaten to pull her into an overpowering chasm she may never escape. Can Cassidy survive what lies ahead? Or has the tide fatally turned against her?

Other books in series:
Hidden Currents
Flood Watch
Storm Surge
Dangerous Waters
Perilous Riptide (coming soon)
Deadly Undertow (coming soon)

MY THOUGHTS:
Wow this series does not disappoint. Every single book will keep you at the edge of your seat. Cassidy’s story is getting a happy ending on end but even more complicated on the other. This book is all about loyalty both with the good and the bad. This series is amazing and I can’t wait to find out what will happen next!

The Baby Assignment (The Baby Protectors) by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
BABY IN JEOPARDY

Tasked with figuring out who left a baby girl at the Houston FBI office, Special Agent Tanner Wilson has only one hint—his ex-girlfriend’s name written on a scrap of paper. But child psychologist Macy Mills doesn’t recognize little Addie, and someone’s dead set on abducting her…even if it costs Tanner’s and Macy’s lives. And with Addie and Macy as targets, Tanner’s new mission is to protect them both—at the risk of his own life andheart. Macy will do anything to help him find who’s after Addie, and make amends for her past mistakes. But for their reunion to become a second chance at love, they must find a way to survive the danger threatening to tear them apart.

MY THOUGHTS:
This was a fast paced suspense novel with a lot of action. I couldn’t imagine having to work with an Ex especially in a high stress situation. The chemistry between Tanner and Macy is there for sure but neither wants to act on it. You can’t help but cheer for a happily ever after for them all. If you like fast paced books that just keep the action coming you’ll love this one for sure!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hot Cocoa Wars: A Christmas Romance by:Christine Houston

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
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. 

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?

MY THOUGHTS:
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

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

MY THOUGHTS:
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!