Monday, February 13, 2017

Winter in Snow Valley by: Cindy Roland Anderson, Jeanette Lewis, Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Taylor Hart, Kimverly Montpetit

The Snow Valley authors have teamed up again with six sweet and fun winter romances sure to heat up the coldest of nights.

Destiny Came Knocking by Cindy Roland Anderson

When Piper Jensen’s dog has a litter of puppies that aren’t anything like their purebred mother, she immediately suspects the culprit responsible for the mishap is her neighbor’s derelict dog. Seeking restitution, Piper confronts the owner, Gabe Wesson, a single father of two children that likes to keep to himself. She isn’t prepared for Gabe to be so handsome, nor so disagreeable, and is irritated by his demands for a paternity test to prove his dog is the sire. As she and Gabe try to work things out, they both fight a growing attraction neither one of them want. But when Piper finds her heart falling in love with his children, it might be the catalyst that tips the scale towards a destiny she never dreamed possible.

Starlight Kisses by Jeanette Lewis

Mariah Lacoste has come to Snow Valley to help her cousin revive Artisan's Knack, a boutique on Main Street that has definitely seen better days. Yeah, the timing might not be great—a major overhaul of the store plus maid of honor duties for a wedding, all during the worst winter Snow Valley has seen in a decade—but Mariah is confident she can handle it. But can she handle Riker Carmichael, the best man and rumored player, who sets out to steal her heart?

The Light in Your Eyes by Cami Checketts

Snow Valley's new pediatric dentist, McCoy Wilson, is in debt and stress taller than his beat-up Chevy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful assistant who he's drastically overpaying.
Chanel Horman prays moving to Snow Valley after her husband's death will give her and her son a fresh start. A hunky new boss isn't in the plans, but she'll have to find some way to work with McCoy without melting at his gentle smiles or she'll be in trouble deeper than the snow drifts.

The Better Man by Taylor Hart

Chase Moon hates weddings, but a guy can't avoid his brother's marriage so he's got to man up and show up. Autumn Lane has a plan in life and it doesn't include her ex fiancé or some ex bronc rider thinking he has to protect her. When Chase and Autumn are forced into working together, neither of them imagined they’d fly to L.A., end up as contestants on the Price is Right, or kiss on a rooftop. Too bad her ex fiancé threatens to sue Chase to get her back. Now Chase is faced with a choice—trust his instincts or only wish he was the better man.

Unbreak My Heart by Kimberley Montpetit

After the worst New Year’s of her life, including finding her fiancé with another woman and seeing a medium, Caitlin Webster travels to the snowy wilds of Montana. An icy road leads to an encounter with a red monster truck and contractor Quentin Hudson. Is Quentin just a big burly Montana dude—all brawn and no brains—or is there more to this enigmatic man and his monster truck? Is he the one who will capture Caitlin’s broken heart and end up saving everyone at the end?

Wedding Fever by Lucy McConnell

Cat O’Shae, a Christian romance writer who moved to Snow Valley sets a New Year’s resolution to create romance off the page. When her eyes lift from the computer screen, they land on Sam Miller, an unlikely candidate for a romantic hero, except he sure does look good in a cowboy hat and he did save her from one mad chicken… Sam might just be what she needs to start the New Year off right. 


Wedding Fever by: Lucy McConnell

*Sigh*  loved this one! Today is FREEZING outside so I curled up under blanket to finish this novella totally worth it! I loved Cat and Sam's story. Sometimes things just fall into place and everything becomes perfect without even trying to make it happen. This is how this story goes. I'm a HUGE fan of this Author and this was a great start to this set! Loved it for sure! 

UnBreak my Heart by Kimberly Montpetit
Caitlin and Quentin had such a great story. It is really hard to overcome a broken heart but when you find the right person it defiantly makes things easier. I loved that Quentin wasn't who she would normally pick for herself. Your head and your heart don't always think the same way. I love a good happily ever after and this was defiantly that! 

The Light In Your Eyes by Cami Checketts
There isn't a book by this Author I don't love. She is still my favorite! I loved Chanel and McCoy's story. Both are looking for happiness after a rough time and both are in the same profession. I love these happily ever after stories when friendship turns into something more. I really enjoyed the twist in this one too. Made it even better to read! You don't want to miss this one or any of the other Snow Valley stories. Great job Cami as always! 

Destiny Came Knocking by: Cindy Roland Anderson 
I am a firm believers that things don't happen by chance. That there is a bigger plan we can't always see. I liked how Piper and Gabe met. Through their dogs how funny is that. I loved how well Piper took to Gabe's kids sometimes "baggage" is hard to see around. They were able to build such a great friendship that I loved reading about their happily ever after.

Starlight Kisses by: Jeanette Lewis
Riker and Mariah have such a great story. They sorta met by accident but had an instant connection and neither wanted a relationship but they found themselves drawn to each other. I love the teasing playful type relationships because that is how me and my hubs are. This was another awesome addition to the set! 

The Better Man by:Taylor Hart
I hate to read stories about abuse but unfortunate that is a reality and it's good to get a dose of it once in a while. It makes them more bearable when they have a happy ending. I love Chase and Autumn's story. Sometimes the one we fall in love with isn't the one we had always pictures ourselves with the our heart wants what it wants. What a great ending to an amazing set of novellas. Loved it!

Valentine's Day Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology Book 19) by: Janette Rallison, Heather B Moore, Jenny Proctor, Annette Lyon, Heather Tullis, and Sarah M. Eden

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes VALENTINE'S DAY COLLECTION.

Six brand new contemporary romance novellas by Janette Rallison, Heather B. Moore, Jenny Proctor, Annette Lyon, Heather Tullis, and Sarah M. Eden.

A BRUSH WITH THE LAW by Janette Rallison
Bethany has endured a streak of depressing Valentine’s Days. And this one is turning out no different. Her friend set her up on a blind date—and Bethany can only hope that James will be a decent guy. But it seems the fated day has other plans, and Bethany finds herself in the middle of a comedy of errors that make a blind date with a stranger the least of her problems.

EVERY OCCASION by Heather B. Moore
When Maurie moves back to her hometown to open up her dream shop, she calls a local construction crew for help. Former teenage crush Grant shows up on her front porch, answering the call for the construction job, and Maurie’s memories of her troubled childhood return with full force. When she discovers Grant has a troubled past of his own, Maurie realizes that she might have misjudged him all along.

HOLD YOUR BREATH by Jenny Proctor
As Kayla trains for the Olympic swimming trials, she vows to never let another boyfriend get in her way. When she finds out her younger sister’s new high school swim coach is Nate—the guy Kayla had a huge crush on when they were in school together—Kayla realizes that her resolve is weakening. But Kayla isn’t willing to risk giving up her Olympic dream for anyone, not even charming Nate.

When Sam’s long-time boyfriend, Steve, texts that he has something important to ask her on Valentine’s Day, she’s sure that he’s going to propose. Determined to look great for the big day, she hits the all-night laundromat to wash her favorite outfit. When her clothes are chugging away in a machine, Steve calls and pops a question—not one she ever would have expected. Reeling with shock, she’s left facing the holiday alone, unless you count the other person at laundromat, a guy leaning against his own washer, intent on his phone.

DEAL BREAKERS by Heather Tullis
The last place Colette wants to be stranded is the snowed-in Denver airport, especially when her sister is enduring chemo treatments and needs Colette’s help back home. When Colette runs into another stranded passenger—none other than former college boyfriend Drew—she can’t believe how much he’s changed . . . and hasn’t changed. Drew is still the same amazing guy that Colette was foolish enough to blow off for someone else. By the time she’d realized her mistake all those years ago, Drew’s heart had been too broken to give her a second chance. Now Colette can only hope that she can work her way back into his heart.

HEY, HELEN! by Sarah M. Eden
On the surface, Helen seems to have her life figured out. Her advice column, Hey, Helen!, is gaining more readers every week. She regularly hangs out with the guy next door, laughing and chatting over pizza and work. But when her feelings for her handsome neighbor begin tiptoeing toward something more than friendship, Helen can’t help hoping Neil might feel the same way. Between her own uncertainties, his friend-zone treatment of her, and a pair of loudly interfering parents, Hey, Helen! could use a little advice in love.

A Brush With The Law by: Janette Rallison
Wow!!! I loved this one! It was such a fun and fast past story. I couldn't put it down and stayed up way too late finishing it. Such a funny Valentines story with so many mishaps happening to Bethany but a great happily ever after! Can't wait to read the rest of the novellas in this set!

Every Occasion. By: Heather B. Moore 
What a sweet story. A Childhood crush that becomes a reality years later. I love that Grant had been watching out for Maurie it reminds me of my hubby and how he is always looking out for me. My hubs also has a daughter from his first marriage so this one totally relatable. And it's also a Valentine's story which is our anniversary. One of my new favorites! Loved it! 

Hold Your Breathe by: Jenny Proctor
*sigh* I loved this one. I'm a succor for a good romance and she. You throw in some sports it's pretty amazing! Nate and Kayla had such a cute story and the fact they became each other's biggest fans seal the deal. Great novella! 

The Ultimate Batchelor Challenge by: Annette Lyon
My kids are big into youtubers and bloggers so this was a fun story to read. I felt like it was a little short and it left me wanting more but I still enjoyed reading it. Loving these Valentine short stories! 

Deal Breakers by:Heather Tullis
Loved this short novella. It was fun to read something good coming out of getting stuck in the airport haha. That happened to me 6 years ago and I haven't flown since. I enjoy these short novellas that can be read quickly when you need an escape from reality. Drew and Colette had a past and now hopefully a future! Can't wait for more from this Author! 

Hey, Helen by: Sarah M. Eden
All relationships should start out as friendship. Especially marriage if your spouse isn't your best friend then I can't even imagine the problems that would arise. This was such a great novella and a great ending to this set of Valentine's Day stories! Loved them all! 

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

When Fireflies Sing (A Snowflake Falls Romance Book 2) by: Christine Houston

When Isabelle Atkins, pop star socialite, goes missing, no one has a clue where to find her. Her accounts go dark, her credit cards vanish, and her mother throws a fit. But Isabelle isn’t gone for good. She’s hiding out at Snowflake Falls Inn, kicking it real world style by scrubbing toilets.
With the new name of Journey Miller, she’s determined to shed her old persona and come back stronger than ever. Journey’s desperate play to get out from under her mother’s controlling thumb and back to her roots is interrupted by the arrival of bad boy country star Cody Blake.
Cody has a feeling he’s met Journey before, but he just can’t place where. Journey remembers clearly and she’s determined to keep Cody at arms length. However, she can’t deny a growing attraction when they’re forced to work together.
A rock-your-world kiss in the meadow has Journey putting aside her initial resistance. That is, until Journey’s cover is blown and Cody realizes why she looked so familiar. With so much to lose, Journey has to trust her gut and hold true to who she really wants to be … even if it means risking love.

I loved this book so much. It is an amazing book about self discovery and taking responsibility and action in your own life, all wrapped up in a sweet romance. Journey and Cody lead similar lives but approach them in totally different ways. Yet both find themselves on the path of needing a life change. The best thing about life, no matter how hard things get, is the people we choose to associate with. Finding people who lift us up and carry us through the hard times is what it's all about and that is what this book has love and friendship and new life purpose. Awesome read. Great job! 

Note- I was gifted this book in exchange for a review and all opinions are my own.

The Daring One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by: Cami Checketts

Summer Anderson has the perfect life—designing toys and traveling the world—until the venture capitalist company, Mumford’s Sons, helps her dad sell his toy company to the highest bidder. Summer loses her designs, her job, and her lifestyle, and is forced to work for a friend in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Chance Judd, owner of Mumford’s Sons, takes a mountain biking trip to Crested Butte and accidentally runs Summer off a running trail. He asks her out repeatedly, but she always has a sarcastic response ready for him. When he finally convinces her to go to dinner, he realizes that he is partly responsible for her losing her job and designs, and knows she’ll hate him if she finds out the truth. He has no choice—he lies.
But how long can a secret this big stay hidden and will Summer ever forgive him when she finds out the truth?
Free short story, The Disenchanted One, a companion novel to the Billionaire Bride Pact Romances is included.
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*sigh*  I loved this book! I really enjoyed the fun banter between Chance and Summer. This book was awesome and I like the relationship they were able to form with each each other so quickly. This whole series had been amazing and I am sad they are coming to an end. They have all been incredible and Cami continues to write one amazing book after another you HAVE to give them a try!

Ready to Fumble (The Worst Detective Ever) (Volume 1) by: Christy Barritt

I'm not really a private detective. I just play one on TV. Joey Darling, better known to the world as Raven Remington, detective extraordinaire, is trying to separate herself from her invincible alter ego. She played the spunky character for five years on the hit TV show Relentless, which catapulted her to fame and into the role of Hollywood’s sweetheart. When her marriage falls apart, her finances dwindle to nothing, and her father disappears, Joey finds herself on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, trying to piece her life back together away from the limelight. A woman finds Raven—er, Joey—and insists on hiring her fictional counterpart to find a missing boyfriend. When someone begins staging crime scenes to match an episode of Relentless, Joey has no choice but to get involved. Joey’s bumbling sleuthing abilities have her butting heads with Detective Jackson Sullivan and kindling sparks with thrill-seeking neighbor Zane Oakley. Can Joey channel her inner Raven and unearth whodunit before she ends up totally done in? And where is her father anyway? Can she handle fame or is disappearing into obscurity the wiser option? Get Ready To Fumble your way through this enchanting new series.

I love love love this new series! This book was so much fun! I've always said I would never want to be famous because you never get to have a life of your own. The Author nails that theory in this book. Joey/Raven is a great character I fell in love with her instantly. I find myself wanting great things to happen for her and can't wait for more books in this series. I kind of like that she has 2 love interest it reminds me of the Authors other series the Squeaky clean mysteries and when Gabbie was interested in Riley and Garrett. It will be exciting to watch that play out. Will it be Jackson or Zane? I like how Joey was always trying to tap in to her inner Raven I think we all wish we could do that sometimes. This was a great book! Can't wait to see more of this series.

Note: I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.