Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Reclusive Billionaire (Destination Billionaire Romance) by: Lucy McConnell

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Enjoy this bestselling sweet romance from Author Lucy McConnell.

Lucas Scott, a world-renowned microbiologist, is desperate to find a cure for the butterfly flu before it spreads. Hounded by the media, he escapes to his houseboat in Santa Barbara where he meets a vivacious veterinarian with a penchant for taking in strays. While he searches for the key to unlocking the butterfly flu, Becca somehow unlocks his analytical heart.
Becca Lee isn't impressed with her new neighbor. His clothes are constantly wrinkled and he's grumpier than a cat with digestive problems. However, Luke isn't easy to brush off. He's always around, has a magnificent mind, and is full of surprises. But, what she can't figure out is why her instincts tell her to trust this rouge billionaire. It doesn't take long to realize he is the only one alive who can save the world and Becca has to make a choice--open her heart or watch Luke sail off into the sunset.

This is the first book in the Destination Billionaire Romance series. Included is a sneak peek at the next two books in the series, Almost Everything, by Taylor Hart, and The Lucky Billionaire, by Jeanette Lewis.

MY THOUGHTS:
I love Lucy McConnel's books and was excited to read this one! However, I read a few bad reviews so it got placed on the back burner for a bit when normally I would have dropped everything and binge read. In the end, I really enjoyed it. It was defiantly not my favorite of hers but I still enjoyed it and I thought it was a great story. I read it carefully looking for bad and didn't find any! It wasn't binge worthy but All in all it was a cute story and I enjoyed it!

Waypoint by: Heather Tullis

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Dani loves the life she’s built working at the salon, but she craves the belonging of family. When she and Kyle start to get serious, she thinks the full life she wants is in reach. Even personal tragedy doesn’t completely destroy what they are building together.

Kyle has been estranged from his family for years but when his dad is in a serious accident, Kyle returns to the family boat shop to run things while he recuperates. He soon learns, however, that the accident is just one link is a chain of problems from someone who is determined to destroy everything their family has—including Kyle’s life with Dani.

MY THOUGHTS:
This booked had me hooked by the end of the first chapter. I loved Dani and Kade they were so cute together. Their story was awesome! This book had so many surprises and it was so fast paced that I couldn't put it down. I ending up binge reading it until ridiculously late because I had to finish it and read the ending. Loved every minute of it! Dani had such a hard life it was awesome to see her get her happy ending and Kade was made for her. This book was awesome great job Heather! 

Note: I was given and ARC copy of this book by the Author in exchange for an honest review!

Feels Like Love: A Snow Valley Romance (Christmas in Snow Valley series Book 2) by: Jeanette Lewis

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fiance, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, he is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

MY THOUGHTS:
April is a farm girl at heart and even though she moved away from farm life for a while she will always be a farm girl. So when she brings her city slicker fianc√© home for Christmas they were both bound to get some surprises they didn’t count on. Everyone has a past love from their hometown. Most people don’t plan to rekindle what where there before so when April finds herself stuck between loving 2 different men there is bound to be drama! I loved reading along as she tried to figure out which path her heart would take.

Tin Foil Tiaras: A Snow Valley Romance by: Jeanette Lewis

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. He insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.
 
MY THOUGHTS:
I can't relate much to the beauty pageant scene because I never did it myself. I know that it is a lot of pressure on girls. I see the same thing with my daughters’ friends that dance. Glad both she and I never did either. I also liked that the Author addressed cutting. It isn't something very widely talked about and I wish it could get out more because I had a niece that had some issues with it. I think if people knew more about it maybe it could be helped or even stopped. All in all I loved this addition to snow valley!

Love Coming Late: A Snow Valley Romance by: Jeanette Lewis

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Cynthia Eddington never thought she'd return to Snow Valley after a string of bad luck forced the sale of her beloved farm there. But here she is, about to start a new life with her children, Jackson and Anoria. Cynthia plans to focus on her career and her family; she's not looking for romance and she's definitely not looking for sexy cowboy, Colby Schroder.

MY THOUGHTS:
What a sweet story. I loved how this one was a little out of the norm. This is my take on it....This story shows that sometimes your heart wants what it wants. Even if people, the world, your family who ever see things differently only you can decide what is best for you. Sometimes you may take some bumps to get there but in the end only happiness matters. Awesome job Jeanette loved it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Road Trip Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 17) by: Jolene Betty Perry, Sarah M. Eden, Renee S. Clark, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, and Aubrey Mace

ABOUT THE BOOK:
 #1 Amazon Bestselling Romance Anthology in Clean Romance

Six new contemporary romance novellas from bestselling authors:

WHAT FALLING FEELS LIKE by Jolene Betty Perry
High school was years ago, and Kendell is ready to admit that Tyler, her best friend’s younger brother, has matured into a good-looking man. But the once-popular Kendell is recovering from a marriage-gone-wrong, and she regrets turning Tyler down for high school prom. On their road trip to deliver a refurbished camper, Kendell rediscovers all the reasons she liked Tyler, but it might be too late to rekindle their friendship.

ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP by Sarah M. Eden
Kelsey is living out her dream for the weekend as she participates in a reality show contest by living on a 19th century film set. The contestant who wins the show receives a trip to England and $100k, more than enough to get her through grad school. When she meets Devon, who was coerced by his sister to participate, friendship blossoms. When things go wrong for Kelsey, Devon is there to help, and she soon realizes that winning the contest isn’t what she most desires.

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE by Ranee` S. Clark
When Jacqueline's boyfriend Colin drops out of their long-planned road trip with friends to put his job first—again—it's the final nail in the coffin of their dying relationship. But then Hudson, her best friend’s brother, takes Colin's spot for the road trip, and Jacqueline’s disappointment in her ex takes a back seat to the chance for reestablishing the close ties she once had with Hudson. When their friendship detours into romance, it forces Jacqueline to question her reasons for breaking up with Colin and her future with Hudson.

HEAD OVER HEELS by Annette Lyon
Tristan is proud to be an entrepreneur, running a popular singles’ lifestyle blog. So when she gets an offer to cover a singles convention in Las Vegas, she needs to find a way to get there from another freelance job in Salt Lake without breaking into her personal savings. Her friend sets her up with a co-worker who happens to be driving that way, and Tristan is more than surprised to come face-to-face with a man she has a lot in common with, not to mention seems to click with right away. The two decide to play a prank on Tristan’s friend, and pretend that they are smitten with each other, but soon, the lines between pretend and reality start to fade.

TWO DOZEN ROSES by Heather B. Moore
Dayna reluctantly takes time out of her busy work life to drive her mother up the Pacific Coast Highway from California to her brother’s home in Oregon. Strangely enough, they keep running into two brothers who are traveling the same route in honor of their sister’s memory. The older brother Garrett is a merciless flirt, but the younger brother Roman is who captures Dayna’s attention. Soon she realizes that the brothers are extremely competitive, and she’s just become their next target.

TRY, TRY AGAIN by Aubrey Mace
Sarah’s secret crush on Justin takes a sudden turn when he breaks up with his girlfriend and declares that he’s interested in Sarah. She believes he’s just on the rebound, and they slowly drift apart. Six months later, Sarah still can’t stop thinking about what might have been. She ropes her friend into taking a road trip to visit Justin, hoping for a second chance. When Justin sees her, he wants answers, and Sarah has to decide if she’s brave enough to finally tell him the truth.

MY THOUGHTS:
What Falling Feels Like by Jolene Betty Perry
This was such a cute story. Tyler and Kendell were childhood friends that lost touch with each other. It doesn't take them long to realize that even after years apart they still have a bond. There is nothing better than having a partner in life that knows you inside and out. That is what this story was all about! Loved it! 

Antiques Road Trip by: Sarah M Eden
This story was awesome! I get so tired hearing about all the reality shows these days and the smut and garbage that follow in their wake. How awesome would be it to have one based in the 1800's? Where everyone has to have manners and act properly? This was a great read with a great happily ever after ending! I love it! Great job Sarah! 

Wouldn't it Be Nice by: Reneè S. Clark

I've never taken a road trip with friends but my Brother did once...My guess is that it would be nice to have friends you like enough to want to travel with haha. Loved this story though. Sometimes what we think is the best plan for our lives is really just a side road to the main road that will become our life. Childhood friends that fall in love doesn't happen very often but I'm a sucker for a good ending! 

Head Over Heels by: Annette Lyon
I loved this one! I'm sure not many people go to comic con hoping to meet someone they would want to date but I could see it happening. That isn't exactly what happened here but an interesting setting for sure! My teen has been trying to get me just to go to one with him so he can check it out and I refuse lol. Anyway, this was such a cute story of two people thrown together that for a quick bond. They start out trying to play a joke on a mutual friend and end up falling for each other. I love that they both had the same taste in music and sang a bunch together and that they ended in Vegas. It holds a special place in my heart cause I got married there. All in all awesome story great job Annette! 

Two Dozen Roses by Heather B. Moore 
My husband and I recently went to California on vacation. I really wanted to go up the pacific coast highway and do all the little stops because it sounds fun and I love the ocean but we couldn't fit it into our schedule. We traveled across the US once and happened to have a retired couple 'following' us they stopped at all the same stops through one of the states. It was kind of fun to talk to them at each stop. We pulled way ahead of them in the end and never saw them again. I loved this story it was so fun! Good job Heather! 

Try, Try Again by Aubrey Mace
This was such a sweet story about second chances. Sometimes our hearts and our head aren't always in sync and then we have to play catch up. I love Sarah and Justin's story it was a good ending to an amazing set of stories!

Hawaiian Masquerade (Destination Billionaire Romance) by:by Rachelle J. Christensen

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lexi closed her eyes. The waves rolled in slowly, rhythmically, with a dependability that would never be doubted. Shawn had been her rock and they’d worked together with a rhythm that had kept their jobs and life in sync. Before Derek, she might’ve entertained a future with Shawn … but the dark-haired man with a camera bag slung over his shoulder had changed everything.

When Lexi Burke escaped the remnants of a cold winter in Chicago for the beaches of Kauai, it wasn’t a random vacation. She left the hectic pace of Burke Enterprises behind with enough money to retire at age thirty-two, intent on settling into the idyllic existence of island life. Until she met local photographer Derek Mitchell—a talented man with a grudge against rich tourists.

From art night to snorkeling lessons, hiking, and chopping coconuts, Lexi can’t talk herself out of spending time with the handsome, hardworking man who knows the value of every dollar. She also can’t find a way to tell him the truth about herself. But then Derek is selected to help in a benefit at a masquerade ball as one of the eligible bachelors up for auction. Lexi must decide whether to wear a mask or unveil her true self and risk losing Derek’s trust and a chance at love.

MY THOUGHTS:
I LOVED this book! You know when you read and then finish a book that was so good you sigh because you loved it so much and your sad it's over? Well, that was me with this book! Rachelle did such a great job with this story. I promise you'll fall in love with the characters and the setting. Hawaii has never been at the top of my bucket list but after this book I think someday I'll have to give it a try. This is an awesome book about relationships, trust and happiness. Can't wait to read more from Rachelle! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Sweet Montana Brides Boxed Set: Complete Series: Three Full Length Romance Novels by: Kimberly Krey

ABOUT THESE BOOKS:
Sweet Montana Bride Series, featuring
witness protection ~ rancher style includes Reese's Cowboy Kiss, Jade's Cowboy Crush, and Cassie's Cowboy Crave.

“This series is one of the best I've ever read. …Passion and romance without explicit sensuality." Rocky Palmer RVP the Man Editing

“The novels in this series remind me of RaeAnne Thayne’s books with a splash of danger and suspense.” Jamie Brook Thompson

“Kimberly's books remind me a lot the books written by one of my favorite authors Marcia Lynn McClure. There is a lot of passionate kissing and a few mild swear words but otherwise they are clean.” Kathy Habel, TOP 100 REVIEWER on Amazon



Reese’s Cowboy Kiss:

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate
who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family
to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of
good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on
Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to
give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got
a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart
from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness
to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are
solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a
woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one
question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list
of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?


Jade’s Cowboy Crush:

Single mother, Jade Miller, has just witnessed a murder. Now, set to testify against the cold-blooded killer, Jade must be placed under protection. While she is grateful to the kind folks who’ve offered to take in her and her son, Jade is surprised to find the man escorting them from L.A. to Montana is Gavin Emerson. A womanizing, far-too-attractive-for-his-own-good, rebel cowboy. Jade assures Gavin that she has sworn off men until her son is grown, but all too soon she finds herself fighting back feelings for the man who’s agreed to care for them.

Gavin wants nothing to do with ranch life. Not since the ugly fallout he had with his father over eight years ago. But when he agrees to come back, harboring Jade and her son for a time, Gavin falls in love with life on the land once again. Above that, he finds his heart has been captured by his lovely house guest, Jade Miller.

After reservations on both parts, the two are finally ready to open up and give their new-found love a try. Only they aren’t in the clear just yet, and as a dark and deadly threat falls upon them, Gavin finds that his bad-boy past may have led the danger right to their door.

Cassie’s Cowboy Crave:

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom.
Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham?
In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss.
In return, Cassie steals his heart.
Yet before they confess their undying love,
a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

MY THOUGHTS:




Reese’s Cowboy Kiss



MY THOUGHTS: Loved this series! Love the idea of a nice family taking care of people in witness protection. So different from what you see on TV. When the books  first came out they were released backwards so I actually read this one last. It was a little more difficult that way because I had already heard bits and piece of Reese’s story. However, I was also very excited to fill in the details I didn’t know. I loved Blake and Reese’s story. It is so sweet and I enjoy the way that Kimberly writes romance. It is kind of intense yet tasteful and clean. If you love romance novels this is definitely a series to read!







Jade’s Cowboy Crush



MY THOUGHTS: I think this was my favorite of the series! I liked Gavin’s rebellious attitude that didn’t want anything to do with the family business. Kind of reminds me of me. J Gavin and Jade’s story just made me think a lot of me and my husband. All the great time we had when we were dating and just kind of how we treated each other and all that! I didn’t have a kid like Jade but he did…. As I’ve said before, I enjoy the way that Kimberly writes romance. It is kind of intense yet tasteful and clean. If you love romance novels this is definitely a series to read!







Cassie’s Cowboy Crave



MY THOUGHTS: I was lucky enough to discover this book when it was in the breathtaking box set. I really appreciate the way that Kimberly can have such a nice romance to read but she does it in a clean way! The characters are all very likeable and I really enjoyed reading Cassie and Shane's story. I was excited to learn I will get to read the others stories as well.







It was good to finally see Shane get his chance at love after watching his brothers fall in love. It is crazy that they got married so that other people wouldn’t realize that she was in witness protection. I don’t think I could have done that. Then to try to act like a married couple when they are around people yet they hardly knew it other would have been equally difficult. However I loved their story and how they were able to get to know each other and fall in love! As I’ve said before, I enjoy the way that Kimberly writes romance. It is kind of intense yet tasteful and clean. It is definitely worth the read! It shows that romance novels can be enjoyable even in a clean way and I look forward to more of her books in the future!