Friday, December 29, 2017

More Trouble in Loveland (Timeless Romance Single Book 6) by: Jennifer Peel

**Top 75 in Inspirational Romance**

Another Timeless Single Romance! Join Jennifer Peel for MORE TROUBLE IN LOVELAND, a companion story to the beloved romance TROUBLE IN LOVELAND.

Charlee Jensen-Carter has been looking forward to her first Christmas with her new husband, Ryan, and her adorable stepson for weeks. Not only is her dad tying the knot, but she’s looking forward to two weeks of no exes, no drama, and especially no trouble. At least that’s what she thinks.

First, she gets talked into wearing red hooker heels again. Next, she finds herself trying to save her dad’s wedding. And if that isn’t bad enough, more than one ex shows up, and she's suddenly in the middle of more trouble than she ever bargained for. 

Will she ever find the right moment to give Ryan the best Christmas present ever? Or will her Christmas hopes and dreams die a fiery death in this comical holiday tale?

Other Timeless Romance Singles:
From Cairo, With Love by Nancy Campbell Allen
Sophia's Leap-Year Courtship by Kristin Holt
Starting Over at Steeple Ridge by Liz Isaacson
The Matchmaking Game by Donna Hatch
The Heart Only Grows by Michele Paige Holmes

More romances by Jennifer Peel:
Dating by Design series
Indigo Bay series
The Women of Merryton series
Magnolia and Moonshine series
Pianos and Promises series


MY THOUGHTS:
I loved this extension of Charlee and Ryan’s story. I missed Charlee’s wittiness in this one but life has defiantly caught up to her. I can’t believe all the craziness that shows up in this book. So many ex’s and people and mess everywhere. I loved it all and I loved the ending! I will be reading more from this Author very soon she is amazing!

Trouble in Loveland by: Jennifer Peel

What does dating the boss + meddling ex-wife + most adorable three-year-old ever equal? Trouble in Loveland.

At seventeen, Charlee Jensen packed her bags and left her beloved hometown of Loveland, swearing she would never have anything to do with the men that left her heartbroken: her father, the man that taught her heroes can fall; and Ryan Carter, her much older neighbor and teenage crush.

Now eight years later, Charlee has two degrees she never wanted and no job prospects, forcing her to swallow her pride and come home to work for her father's accounting firm--the same firm where newly divorced Ryan Carter is now a partner.

But trouble starts to stir when Ryan realizes the girl next door is all grown up and completely smitten with his adorable three-year-old. Ryan finds it hard to resist his beautiful, yet annoyingly charming neighbor and coworker, but is torn between his feelings and trying to keep the peace with his ex-wife, the mother of his child. It's a recipe for trouble. Will Charlee and Ryan find the formula for success?

MY THOUGHTS:
I waited way to long to read this one. I was AMAZING! Charlee is a lot like me Witty and outspoken. I could really relate to this book in many different ways as I have a step daughter and am also a 2nd wife. We had a lot of things to overcome in the first few years of our relationship with my husband of nearly 18 years now! Charlee and Ryan didn’t have things easy much like life. I loved that this book is so real and relatable. One of my new favorites for sure! Everything by this Author is amazing and I plan to read them all!

Flaw-Abiding Citizen (The Worst Detective Ever Book 6) by: Christy Barritt

Where’s the director when you need him to call “cut”?

Just when Joey thinks she’s closer to answers about her father’s mysterious disappearance, more questions surface. The starlet is determined to find her dad and to put an end to the crazy stalker fan club trying to manipulate her decisions. But life has plot twists she can’t see coming.

Secrets abound—secrets from the most unlikely of people—and Joey’s had enough. She’s tired of flawed theories and abiding by other people’s rules. Doing what any good citizen would, she seeks resolution, knowing the stakes are higher than just herself.

Dangerous encounters meet the wannabe detective at every turn. As the end of one mystery draws close, it’s clear that Joey will either end up with the answers she seeks or find herself in the closing credits . . . for one final time.

The Worst Detective Ever:
Ready to Fumble
Reign of Error
Safety in Blunders
Join the Flub
Blooper Freak
Flaw-Abiding Citizen
Gaffe Out Loud (coming soon)
Joke and Dagger (coming soon)

MY THOUGHTS:
I love this one! All lot of the questions you may have had so far in this series are finally being answered...... The books just keep getting better and better. Joey is finally coming to terms about where her life should go and it is in the direction I have been hoping for as a fan! This series is so much fun! I can't wait to read more! Note: I was gifted a copy of this book but all opinions are my own.

Blooper Freak (The Worst Detective Ever Book 5) by: Christy Barritt

Real life is nothing like TV.

Joey Darling, actress and detective by default, is reminded of this point daily. If only problems could be solved in sixty minutes, complete with commercial breaks, closing credits, and a catchy theme song.

Joey accompanies Detective Jackson Sullivan to a crime scene, only to discover she knows the victim. After a friend is accused of murder, Joey can’t refuse her help—however bumbling it might be. Unfortunately, she only seems to dig up more questions instead of desperately needed answers.

When a misguided fan offers clues, Joey discovers something much deeper than a single crime. But can she sort through all the various story lines to get to the truth? Or will one blooper after another put not only the investigation in jeopardy but her life as well?

The Worst Detective Ever series:
Ready to Fumble
Reign of Error
Safety in Blunders
Join the Flub
Blooper Freak
Flaw Abiding Citizen (coming soon)


MY THOUGHTS:
I loved this fast paced suspense. I am falling in love with Joey more with each book. The direction her life and love life are headed are exactly what I have been hoping to see in these books. Cant wait for the next one! Note: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Wedding Charm (The Wedding Whisperer) (Volume 3)

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn’t failed at anything since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill’s wedding absolutely perfect. That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride’s cherished family wedding charm from her late grandmother’s attic in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride’s rescue—best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah’s high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there’s a letter from the bride’s grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their commitment to each other. With the wedding only two days away, Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?

MY THOUGHTS:
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! 

The wedding Charm by Susan Hatler

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn’t failed at anything since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill’s wedding absolutely perfect. That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride’s cherished family wedding charm from her late grandmother’s attic in Atlanta Georgia. 

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride’s rescue—best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah’s high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there’s a letter from the bride’s grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their commitment to each other. With the wedding only two days away, Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?

MY THOUGHTS:
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! 

Taste of Tara (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 19) by: Shanna Hatfield

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Falling in love never tasted so sweet. . .

A sweet, funny romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield

Pastry Chef Tara Tarleton doesn’t want much out of life except to have a successful career and someday visit the South. When the opportunity arises to spend a month on a plantation near Atlanta helping bring a living history event to life, she jumps at the chance. Filled with grand visions of channeling a southern belle, disappointment settles over her when reality comes to call. Plagued with allergies, humidity, and a creaky old house, she’s ready hand over her mint julep and return home. Then she meets a man who rescues her from thugs, bugs, and herself.
Life has taught Brett Cutler to enjoy one day at a time. That’s exactly what he’s doing when a beautiful girl runs into his arms as she tries to escape men intent on harming her. From that moment on, he’s ready to plan the next fifty years of his future. The only problem is the woman who’s captured his heart has no intention of staying in town.
Taste of Tara is a lively, fun read that captures the sweet romance of following your dreams, no matter where they may lead.

MY THOUGHTS:
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! 

A Kiss is Just a Kiss: The Summer Bridesmaids (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 17)

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

That one kiss leaves Kitty stranded in Florida without her purse or cell phone and with her dotty grandmother and one jilted groom, aka Beck O’Brien. With only her bridesmaid dress to her name, Kitty needs Beck to help her get Granny back to Atlanta. And Beck needs Kitty to help him locate his bride so he can win her back. But the closer they come to finding Maggie, the more Beck wonders if a kiss is just a kiss.

MY THOUGHTS;
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! 

The Wrecking by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The only survivor of a vicious serial killer's rampage, Samantha White has fought her way back to some semblance of normalcy.

The killer, dubbed the Grim Wrecker by the media, has gone dormant, taking no new victims and leaving the FBI cold on his trail.

But now he's back, and he's pleading with Samantha to help him stop before he kills another woman.

Samantha is being sucked back to that horrible time and recalling buried memories that chill her to the marrow of her bones. Can she help the FBI stop the Grim Wrecker before he kills again, or will Samantha become a victim . . . again?

MY THOUGHTS:
I loved this fast paced suspense! It was such a quick read that I was worried the story wouldn't feel complete but it did! I loved the story line and fell in love with the main characters. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you guessing to the end! Once again this Author writes and amazing book and stays one of my favorites!

Note: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Trusting the Billionaire (Billionaire Beach Romance) by Cami Checketts

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Don't miss this sweet Billionaire Beach Romance. Amazon bestselling author, Taylor Hart says, "Loved this book! Athena and Nixon have sparks that make great romance between them!"
**Note** This book was formerly called 'Alcatraz Takeover.' 
Enjoy this fast paced romance by best-selling author, Cami Checketts.
When Athena Haddad's father and brother are killed, she busies herself working at her wellness studio and helping her mom fight MS. Little does she realize how flat her life has become--until she meets Nixon Browning. The billionaire is expanding his chain of health stores along the west coast, but he doesn't appreciate her beautiful city and she thinks his products are over-priced and worthless. 
Athena sets out to teach Nixon about the city and its history while ignoring his inherent kindness, sharp intellect, and the warmth that spreads through her body when he touches her. Nixon is determined to help her mom battle MS no matter what Athena thinks of his vitamins.
In an unexpected turn of events, their tour of Alcatraz becomes a fight for their lives, forcing them to let go of their pride and work together. If they can survive The Rock, they may be able to bring life and color to the sparks of romance between them.
The Billionaire Beach Romances are stand-alone novels, but most of the books have characters from other books in the series. The order is as follows:
Shadows in the Curtain
Caribbean Rescue
Cozumel Escape
Cancun Getaway
Onboard for Love
Alcatraz Takeover
Cami Checketts is also part of the bestselling Billionaire Bride Pact Romance series with Jeanette Lewis.
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:
Wow! This one is full of suspense and has a great love story as well. I love seeing characters from other books get their own story. These Billionaire Beach books are the best! Have always wanted to go to Alcatraz. What an interesting tie in to the book. I loved it. Cami's books are awesome. I love them all! Give her a shot she's my favorite! 

The Mafia's Secret: A Secret Billionaire Romance by Kimberly Montpetit

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Anna Hamilton’s life is becoming more complicated by the day. After her father receives a devastating cancer diagnosis, she drops out of grad school to come home while he undergoes treatments. Fortunately, she gets her old job back on a local whale tour boat—but at this rate, she’ll never get back to finishing her Marine Biology PhD. Especially with distractions like the town’s newest bachelor, Michael Madden, a businessman with gorgeous eyes who snags Anna’s attention. 

Then Anna’s old college roommate, the beautiful East Coast socialite, Elise Kensington, calls with an odd request. She needs a place to lay low with her fiancé, who just happens to be an ex-Mafia member that wants out of the "family business." The young couple hope Anna and the small town of Hartland Cove can keep them hidden long enough to safely elope. 

Since beautiful, quirky Hartland Cove is known for its historical Kissing Bridge, the town has also caught the eye of Hollywood and suddenly Hollywood scouts and directors are crawling all over the place. But nobody knows the town and its secret hideaways like Anna and her childhood friend, Chad Garrett, who turned from skinny teen boy to one devastatingly handsome man over the last few years. 

When Chad begins to show an interest in her while confessing his own long-time secret, Anna’s feelings become more confused than ever. With paranoia over the Mafia circling closer and Anna questioning her future, this summer will be one Anna will always remember—if her heart can survive the secrets—and the truth.

If you like second chance love stories, then you’ll love THE MAFIA'S SECRET, the third title in the Secret Billionaire Romance Series.

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MY THOUGHTS:
This was such a fun book! I grew up in a tiny town like the setting of this book. Can't say I loved it though and I haven't been back in almost 14 years haha. I loved that Anna was a small town girl. She loved people and being there for everyone. She was willing to help her best friend out even if it was to hide her from the mob. This story have so many emotional high and lows. It was a great read! I love all the books in this series so far.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Taken by Dark by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Widowed single mom Willa Summers can’t deny that something strange is going on in her North Carolina hometown. She fears her pregnant sister-in-law, singer Daleigh McDermott, is the target of mysterious threats. Little does Willa know that she’s the one in danger.

When Declan Donovan shows up in the house next door, things seem to turn from bad to worse. Declan broke Willa’s heart more than a decade ago when he deserted her and chose a career with the FBI over small-town life with her. But now he may be the only one who can help keep everyone safe.

Declan must get to the bottom of things before the mysterious threats become reality. As the darkness closes in, everything Willa holds dear may be snatched from her—including a second chance at love. Will she be overtaken by the dark or will she escape its clutches in time?

MY THOUGHTS:I loved this book. It was fun to see Willa get her own story I remember her from the other books in this series. Sometimes as a parent, especially a mother we get wrapped up in our kids and take time for ourselves. Willla was kind of forced into taking a step back and then found that her life was also on the line. May we all take the time to enjoy life! The Author does an amazing job at pulling you into the story you won't be able to put this one down. Can't wait to read more.

Note: I was gifted a copy of this book but all opinions are my own.

Merry Mayhem: Three Cozy Christmas Novellas By Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Three cozy Christmas novellas in one Christmas package!

It Came Upon a Midnight Crime (Squeaky Clean Mysteries)
Someone is intent on destroying the true meaning of Christmas—at least, destroying anything that hints of it. All around crime-scene cleaner Gabby St. Claire’s hometown, anything pointing to Jesus as the “reason for the season” is being sabotaged. The crimes become more twisted as dismembered body parts are found at the vandalisms. Who would go to such great lengths to dampen the joy and hope of Christ’s birthday? Someone’s determined to destroy Christmas . . . but Gabby St. Claire is just as determined to find the Grinch and let peace on earth and goodwill to men prevail.

Pranced (The Sierra Files)
Sierra Nakamura Davis thinks that spending Christmas with her husband’s relatives will be a real Yuletide treat. But when the animal rights activist finds out that his family has a reindeer farm, she begins to feel more like the Grinch. 

Even worse, when Sierra arrives, she discovers that those very reindeer are missing. The community is depending on the creatures to spread holiday cheer at the annual light show. Plus, Sierra fears the animals might be suffering a far worse fate than being used for entertainment purposes.

Can Sierra set aside her dogmatic opinions to help get the reindeer home in time for the holidays? Or will secrets tear the family apart and ruin Sierra’s dream of the perfect Christmas?

Random Acts of Scrooge (Holly Anna Paladin Mysteries)
Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but a real-life Scrooge is threatening to ruin the season’s good will.

Holly Anna Paladin can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with family and friends. She loves everything about the season—celebrating the birth of Jesus, singing carols, and baking Christmas treats, just to name a few. But when a local family needs help, how can she say no?

Holly’s community has come together to help raise funds to save the home of Greg and Babette Sullivan, but a Bah-Humburgler has snatched the canisters of cash. Holly and her boyfriend, police detective Chase Dexter, team up to catch the Christmas crook. 

Will they succeed in collecting enough cash to cover the Sullivans’ overdue bills? Or will someone succeed in ruining Christmas for all those involved?


MY THOUGHTS:

PRANCED: What a cute addition to the Sierra stories. I loved this little Christmas Novella! After getting to know Sierra's family it was only fitting to meet Chad's as well! I loved the end of this book and how it brings them all to the true meaning of Christmas.

RANDOM ACTS OF SCROOGE: If you are looking for a good afternoon mystery to read on a cold day look no farther than this Christmas Novella! It is such a fun read and a great addition to the Holly Anna series! Christy will keep you in the edge of your seat and guessing until the end! It's full of humor and mystery and Christmas Spirit! 






Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Targeted for Danger: Eight Christian Romantic Suspense Novellas

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Avid readers of Christian romantic suspense, you’re in for a treat. From eight bestselling novelists come seven brand new novellas and one bonus reader-favorite filled with intrigue, all packed into one anthology. From Oregon to the Qumran Caves, from North Carolina to Greece, from Africa to Montana, and beyond… Get ready for suspense and romance. Fasten your seat belts, and happy reading!

  • Susan May Warren
  • Christy Barritt
  • Lynette Eason
  • Ginny Aiken
  • Margaret Daley
  • Elizabeth Goddard
  • Susan Sleeman
  • Jan Thompson


CROSSFIRE


NEW from RITA, Christy, and Carol Award-winning, and USA Today Bestselling Author SUSAN MAY WARREN
The woman he loves is caught in the crossfire of revenge…but he’ll have to face his crimes to save her.


TAKEN BY DARK


NEW from Award-winning, Bestselling Author CHRISTY BARRITT
Willa Shields is being taunted by someone desperate to get her attention. When the threats escalate, the only person who can help her is her new neighbor, FBI agent Parker Stone. But will he reach her before the darkness overcomes them both?


LETHAL HOMECOMING


A Reader-favorite from Award-winning, Bestselling Author LYNETTE EASON
Callie Ainsworth just wants to go home. When her stepfather dies, she believes it’s safe to do so. But when someone tries to kill her minutes before she reaches her mother’s driveway, she realizes that danger still lurks—but this time, she’s not running away.


TREASURE


NEW from Critically-acclaimed Author GINNY AIKEN
Freelance writer Chloe Williams's first find at the newest Qumran Caves dig is the dead C/OPS Security guard. Steven “Ridge” Ridgeway, founder of C/OPS, must deal with the murder of his man while keeping the two of them alive. It won't be easy, now that he and Chloe have seen the stolen treasure, since assassins don't give up until all witnesses are dead.


DEADLY SECRETS


NEW from USA Today Bestselling Author MARGARET DALEY
Secrets. Revenge. Reunion. The past comes back to haunt Sarah Patterson, and she turns to the only man who can help her—the man she left at the altar.


DOUBLE EXPOSURE


NEW from Award-winning, Bestselling Author ELIZABETH GODDARD
Tara Blackburn witnesses a village decimated at the hands of armed men. Grant McCall is working undercover in a race against time to find Tara before the hired killers, but even more deadly is the illness to which she was exposed.


COLD TERROR


NEW from Award-winning, Bestselling Author SUSAN SLEEMAN
Forensic artist Hannah Perry and her young son barely escape from a killer and nearly lose their lives to the cold terror of the ocean. Former Navy SEAL Gage Blackwell comes to their rescue and appoints himself their bodyguard. Suddenly, not only is Hannah’s and her sons life at risk—so is her heart.


ONCE A THIEF


NEW from USA Today Bestselling Author JAN THOMPSON
She sets a thief to catch a thief.
Will he also steal her heart?

Private investigator Helen Hu must team up with art thief Reuben Costa to rescue her mother, who has vanished while trying to make amends for stealing some bejeweled eggs fifteen years ago.

MY THOUGHTS:
I only read the book Taken by Dark by Christy Barritt from this set I havent had the chance to read the others yet....
I loved this book. It was fun to see Willa get her own story I remember her from the other books in this series. Sometimes as a parent, especially a mother we get wrapped up in our kids and take time for ourselves. Willla was kind of forced into taking a step back and then found that her life was also on the line. May we all take the time to enjoy life! The Author does an amazing job at pulling you into the story you won't be able to put this one down. Can't wait to read more.

Note: I was gifted a copy of this book but all opinions are my own.

Join the Flub (The Worst Detective Ever Book 4) by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
There’s no business like show business . . . especially when a killer is involved.

Joey Darling’s local movie premiere was supposed to be a win-win for everyone involved. All the proceeds would go to the children’s wing at a local hospital, and the online buzz would create positive press for the area’s tourism. But things go awry when the event is sabotaged and Joey’s stunt double is seriously injured.

Suspects seem sparser than quality G-rated movies, and police fear the intended target was actually Joey. Detective Jackson Sullivan and neighbor Zane Oakley—two men competing for Joey’s affection—insist on trading off guard duty until the bad guy is behind bars. To make matters even worse, Joey’s ex shows up right before the release of his tell-all book about his life with the Hollywood sweetheart.

Someone seems determined to create real-life drama. But Joey isn’t one to be deterred. Though a movie-worthy villain wants to pull the plug on this production—and maybe even on a few people’s lives—Joey is determined that the show must go on.

MY THOUGHTS:
This series just keeps getting better and better! I loved this one so much! Joey ends up with all sorts of mishaps in this one but her detective skills are getting better and so is her love life. I love to see her settling down more in life and thinking things through more with her love triangle. You'll have to read the book to find out which direction it looks like she's headed. The Author does an amazing job with these characters. I had already fallen in love with them but this book keeps me wanting more! Can't wait for the next one! 

Note: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and all opinions are my own.

Love at First Note by: Jenny Proctor

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Emma Hill was practically born with a violin in her hands. She lives for the life of the piece, for each song’s story, for the perfect stillness after the endnotes when the vibrations of sound are still humming through her body. If only her love life were that harmonic. But she knew her chances at love would take a hit when she decided to leave her prestigious concertmaster position in the Cleveland Orchestra and move back home to Asheville, North Carolina. She justifies her actions with the fact that being concertmaster for the Asheville Symphony is better than no dates and no job.
But when Emma’s world collides with piano-playing YouTube sensation Elliott Hart, she finds herself falling for the way he plucks at her heartstrings. Despite a—ahem—not-so-good first impression, the two soon develop the beginnings of a rhythmic relationship. But when Elliott insists they can’t be together, it’s up to Emma to strike up a little romance. Will she be able to bring their two worlds into harmony, or will she only manage to get herself in trouble?

MY THOUGHTS:
*sigh* I loved this one. The is the first for me from this Author. I really enjoyed it a lot. I have wanted to play the violin since I was about 10. I still haven't taken it up yet but my daughter has been playing for 2 1/2 years. I defiantly introduced me to a lot more classic music and I love to watch her when she finds a song she really loves to play. Emma reminded me of myself in a lot of ways. An overachiever that doesn't have a way with words. Also the no desire to be famous thing. I love her and Elliott's relationship and how it was so simple yet intense from the beginning. Every relationship has struggles and sacrifices. I loved this one wasn't all fairy tale and I loved the ending! I will be looking for more from this Author!  

How to Get Over Your Ex in Ninety Days by: Jennifer Peel

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Presley Benson thinks she found the perfect plan to get over her ex-boyfriend, Jackson Montgomery:

•Break off all contact for ninety days.
•Stay away from social media.
•Remember all the things you liked to do when you were single and revisit those activities.
•Think carefully about starting any new romantic attachments.
•Wine, lots of wine. No, don’t. It could end badly.
•Be mindful of anxiety and feelings of hopelessness.
•Remind yourself it takes ninety days for your mind to switch gears and picture your life in a new direction.
•Keep a daily journal to mark your progress and vent your frustrations.

There’s a problem though. Jackson Montgomery is the newly appointed vice principal of Riverton High School where Presley teaches drama. And oh yeah, he wants her back.

So what’s a girl to do? Stick with the plan, of course.

MY THOUGHTS:
I really need to keep this Authors books towards the top of my list because I love every single one of them. This one brought back a lot of memories for me of when my hubby and I broke up before we were engaged and then married. I loved the characters and the humor you can't help but fall in love with it all. We have all had difficult times in our relationship and this book nails all the emotions you go through perfectly. Presley reminds me a l lot of me. I have always been spunky and love to speak my mind ;) All anyone wants in this world is a happy ending you'll have to read it to see if they get theirs. You should plan to read everything from this Author because her stuff is amazing! 

How to Fetch a Fiancé: A Must Love Dogs Romance (Destination Billionaire Romance) by:Rachelle J. Christensen

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Hurt and broken-hearted after a painful divorce, Audrey Blair picks up and moves to Nashville looking for a fresh start. Her faithful German Shepherd, Duke, helps Audrey and her two daughters settle in while Audrey focuses on her work as a vocal coach. Even though she’s currently at odds with her faith, Audrey takes a chance and applies for work at a Christian music label. She’s not looking for a relationship, but a game of fetch changes everything when her dog runs into Troy Jackson.

Troy, the billionaire owner of Arise Music, is too handsome, too busy and too haunted by his past for a relationship. He’s intrigued with the new vocal coach who plays a dangerous game of fetch. Her musical abilities draw out a song that’s long been silent within him.

Taken in by Troy’s kindness and chocolate brown eyes, Audrey’s heart shifts and she decides to give him a chance. Chasing fireflies with Troy changes the way she looks at the handsome billionaire and her heart feels like it’s finally on the mend.

Troy finds himself falling in love with Audrey, but when the truth about his past comes to light, will Audrey’s faith be lost forever? With their love on the line, Troy is willing to accept help from anyone—even Audrey’s dog, but it might require more than just a game of fetch to win her over.

MY THOUGHTS:
This was such a cute story. It was one I needed to hear I don't do very well with forgiveness it is a lessen I am still trying to work on. I loved Audrey and Troy's story. It is important for us all  to realize people can change and we should always give someone a chance. I'm not much of a dog lover but I really enjoy this series of books anyway! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Clean Getaway (Squeaky Clean Mysteries Book 13) by: Christy Barritt

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Gabby St. Claire Thomas has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: heading up a privately funded Cold Case Squad and handpicking the team members. Persnickety Evie Manson and nerdy Sherman Gilbert join forces with Gabby to bring justice and solace to families who still want answers.

On their first case, the Squad discovers that the murders of Ron and Margie Simmons are more than cold—they’re frozen solid. The couple’s anniversary celebration ended as a double homicide, and ten years later their daughter still longs for answers. But who would kill the loving couple? What kind of secrets hid beneath their cheery, All-American exteriors? With every new lead, someone tries to sabotage their investigation . . . but the team might just end up being their own worst enemies. As a deadline presses in, can Gabby and her Squad bring the heat? Or will this cold-case killer make a clean getaway? 



MY THOUGHTS:
This Author continues to amaze me with every book she writes. I love this new spin off to the Squeaky Clean series. Gabby and Evie are shaping up to be an interesting pair. It will be fun to see how their relationship develops over time. This murder was a little easier for me to figure out than some of her other books but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it. In fact, I am sick and should be sleeping but couldn't put it down once I got towards the end. Great book, amazing detail and description, fun characters! I loved all the song references and the mention of kopi luwak coffee. I'm not of coffee drinker, at all, but I learned of kopi luwak coffee watching the movie The Bucket List. Funny, but disgusting.  Can't wait to read more in the Cold Case Files!

Sweet Home Atlanta: Quotable Romance Book 3 by: Lucy McConnell

ABOUT THE BOOK:
To the world, Rubi Walsh is a Hollywood star full of southern charm and a huge bank account. When her no-good brother-in-law turns his back on Rubi’s sister after a miscarriage, Rubi will stop at nothing to get him to sign divorce papers—even if it means latching herself to his industrious roommate until the deadbeat resurfaces. 

Cash Lowell isn’t thrilled to have this wisp of a woman dogging his every move. She’s annoying and persistent, and far too happy to jump into trouble. He thinks he’s gotten rid of her after winning a bet, only to have her show up on his doorstep bright and early the next morning. After Rubi tracks him into work, charms his dad out of an invitation to the family summer barbecue, and manages to show up his show-off cousin, Cash softens considerably. But, his roommate is bound to stumble home sooner or later and Cash finds himself hoping it’s later rather than sooner.Rubi hasn’t spent much time with men like Cash who make ice cream for their nieces and nephews, watch the sunrise over the lake, and build a business from nothing more than a few designs and a whole lot of muscle. The more she learns about Cash, the harder it is to face the ending that’s sure to come. Just when she settles in to Cash’s beautiful life, her brother-in-law crashes the dream and Rubi has to trust that Cash knows the woman behind what the world sees or walk away with an empty heart.



MY THOUGHTS:
Loving this series! I've also decided that the Author and I for sure have the same taste in movies because her 4 stories based off of movies titles are all some of my favorites as well. I loved Rubi's determination and spunk she is what made this book fun. Cash was such a good sport with her when technically he wasn't involved in the situation. I could totally picture the characters from the movie while reading this. It has always been one of my all time favs and is actually my 13 years olds favorite movie. I really liked the spin on this one and hope there will be others on this series soon! 

Never Ever After (Quotable Romance Book 2) by: Lucy McConnell

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A contemporary Cinderella novella you must read.

Meet Beau Mckay, Atlanta’s blockbuster actor and self-proclaimed player. He’s known for his tough-guy roles and cleft chin but there’s more to Beau than a pretty face and taut muscles as Cindy Knight is about to find out. In an effort to save her family’s production studio, Cindy makes a bold move and sneaks in to Beau’s house party to deliver the script she wrote. 

Beau rescues her from a group of good ol’ boys up to no good who throw Cindy into the pool before being kicked out of the party. Through a series of mishaps, amazing kisses, and an incident with a stuffed bear, the two find an everlasting connection. However, Beau must rise up to the best inside himself and Cindy has to redefine her vision of family or they’ll never find their ever after.

MY THOUGHTS:
I LOVED THIS ONE! So happy that Beau from book one got his own story. I love it when Authors do that because it helps you connect with characters even more.  I am in the same mindset as the Author that if you find the right person they will change your mindset and your life forever. This is exactly what happens to Beau known as a playboy once he meets Cindy there is no way he will ever be the same again. Cindy comes from such a hard life and all you want is to see her get a happy ending. You'll have to read it to find out if she does! 

It Could Happen to Us: Quotable Romance Book 1 (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 8) by: Lucy McConnell

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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. 

Allie Laurel Gray never wins anything. That’s why she’s shocked when a police officer returns with a winning raffle ticket to have lunch with baseball player Anthony Green and actors Mark Dubois and Beau Aikin. The prize includes a night at a hotel and since Allie’s apartment is being fumigated—again!—she agrees to go. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have lunch with three beautiful men? Overwhelmed and a bit intimidated by the guys, Allie tries to keep a low profile. But Mark DuBois will not let her slip by unnoticed—in fact, he notices everything about her and Allie is quickly charmed by his gentle kindness. Luck, especially Allie’s luck, can’t hold on forever and she’s soon forced to make a choice between her heart and saving Mark’s reputation so he can gain custody of his daughter. Winning the lottery was easy compared to winning at love.I loved this short novella. I've had bad insomnia this week so this was the perfect cure to get through one of the nights. I loved the similarities to the movie with a similar name. It made me want to go watch it again. I know that many people dream of meeting celebrities and possibly even dating them. I'm however, am not one of them. I don't like to be in the limelight or to have much attention on drawn to myself like that. This was such a fun story. This Author always pulls you right in and you instantly fall in love with the characters. It was fun to see Allie get a happy ending after having such a hard beginning! 



MY THOUGHTS:
I loved this short novella. I've had bad insomnia this week so this was the perfect cure to get through one of the nights. I loved the similarities to the movie with a similar name. It made me want to go watch it again. I know that many people dream of meeting celebrities and possibly even dating them. I'm however, am not one of them. I don't like to be in the limelight or to have much attention on drawn to myself like that. This was such a fun story. This Author always pulls you right in and you instantly fall in love with the characters. It was fun to see Allie get a happy ending after having such a hard beginning! 

Never Trust the Rain (Destined for Love: Europe) by Laura D. Bastian

ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Ami goes to help her sister with a new baby in Scotland, she never imagined she’d fall for the Hot Scot that rescues her from the airport when the baby comes a few weeks early. 
Duncan’s always been willing to help his American co-worker adjust to life in Edinburgh, but when he’s sent to retrieve the guy’s sister-in-law from the airport, he didn’t expect to want to spend more time with her than just the short drive. 
As Duncan shows Ami around Scotland, their feelings grow, but can either of them agree to give up the life they know for the chance of a life together?

Books in the Destined for Love: Europe collection
— Desperately Seeking Mr. Right by Sally Johnson 
— Meet Me At Sunrise by Lucinda Whitney
— 12 Days to Love by Lisa Swinton 
— Kiss Me in the Moonlight by Lindzee Armstrong 
— Never Trust the Rain by Laura D. Bastian

MY THOUGHTS:
I've always wanted visit Scotland. I have family from there and my husband lived there for a few years as a child. I loved the characters in this book and their instant friendship. I loved that they were comfortable enough with each other to just stand in the rain. That is how a relationship should be. This is the last book in the series for me. It was just as good as the others I highly recommend them all! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Executive's Secret: A Secret Billionaire Romance by: Kimberly Montpetit

ABOUT THE BOOK:
He was the high school bad boy. She was the good girl who got away. Reunited after ten years, can they put aside their past to start their future?

Caleb Davenport has spent the last decade building an international company into a billion-dollar enterprise with his business partners. Traveling constantly around the world, he’s lonely and ready to settle down with the woman of his dreams.

Unfortunately, Caleb hasn’t stopped thinking about Kira Bancroft since high school. But after ten years, she’s probably living her dream as a concert pianist in New York City. Until one evening, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, he gets the shock of his life when he runs into Kira waitressing at a local Denver restaurant.

Kira’s life hasn’t gone exactly how she hoped. After a terrible accident that disabled her father, Kira’s dream of being on stage with her beloved piano and a symphony orchestra is abandoned to help her parents pay the overwhelming medical bills, even losing their home to bankruptcy.

When sparks fly between her and Caleb at their high school reunion, she starts to hope that maybe she can dream again. But Caleb is keeping a secret that could ruin everything.

Does Caleb have a chance to win Kira’s heart—or will his family's secret past prevent him from capturing the girl who got away?

If you like sweet romance, characters with devastating secrets, and second chance love stories, then you’ll love THE EXECUTIVE'S SECRET!, the second title in the Secret Billionaire Romance Series.

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MY THOUGHTS:
LOVED THIS ONE! I ended up binge reading it until I could barely keep my eyes open but it was totally worth it! Caleb had a crush on Kira for years. She had no idea he even existed. I grew up in a really small town while I was in a High School it is so weird to me that people go through all 4 years not knowing half their class I knew everyone from all 4 grades haha. Seriously though I loved this story. I loved that things didn't come easy and they had to work at building a relationship. I loved the chemistry they had too. It was worth staying up way to late for. Can't wait to read more from this Author. 

A Taste of Sun by: Heather B. Moore

ABOUT THE BOOK:
From USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore comes the contemporary romance novella: A TASTE OF SUN

"Parked in modern-day New York . . . sweet and simple with characters who are relatable and engaging." --Melissa DeMoux, DESERET NEWS

Winona Grant embarks on a summer-long visit to NYC to house-sit for her great-aunt after a nasty break-up with her boyfriend Paul. But when her aunt commissions neighbor Steve Monti to tour Winona around, they strike a deal. Winona has too many deadlines to play tourist, and Steve is looking for a distraction from his looming gallery opening. So Steve goes on the tours by himself, and Winona reports back to her aunt as if she’d gone too. The longer this happens, the more Winona wants to change her mind. Seeing the city with Steve might be the perfect solution to forgetting about Paul.

Note for readers: A TASTE OF SUN was previously published in A Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer in New York Collection.

ALISO CREEK SERIES:
Picture Perfect
Third Time’s the Charm
The Daisy Chain
Lost then Found
One Chance

THE FALLING SERIES:
Falling for Sydney
Falling for Maria
Falling for June

THE TANGERINE STREET ROMANCE SERIES:
The Fortune Café
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop
The Mariposa Hotel

THE NEWPORT LADIES BOOK CLUB SERIES:
Athena
Ruby’s Secret
Tying the Knot

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE:
Tide Pools
A Taste of Sun

HISTORICAL ROMANCE:
Love is Come
An Ocean Away
A Fortunate Exile
A Season in London
Mail Order Bride
Heart of the Ocean
Power of the Matchmaker
Twelve Months
The Duke's Brother

TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGIES:
Winter Collection
Spring Vacation Collection
Summer Wedding Collection
California Dreamin’ Collection
Valentine’s Day Collection
And more…!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Heather B. Moore is a USA today bestselling author who writes sweet romance. Under H.B. Moore she writes historicals & thrillers. Under Jane Redd, she writes Young Adult. There are more than 9,000 5-star reviews for Heather's books on Goodreads!

MY THOUGHTS:

This was such a good Novella! Makes a great afternoon read when it 100 degrees outside. Winona and Steve are pushed together by her Aunt. Neither really wants to have anything to do with the other. After they decide to give each other a chance things blossom quickly. They have great chemistry together and you'll be rooting for a Happily Ever After for sure!