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Sep 09
Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Angela Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet + Giveaway

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I wanted to be part of the blog tour based on the cover alone! It’s gorgeous, but when I actually read the synopsis, I was intrigued and Angela Carlie doesn’t disappoint! Carlie’s Jenny’s Blue Velvet is a story within a story and by that I mean, we get Jenny’s story and a glimpse into the book she’s writing. Jenny is an author and dreams of publishing her book and it becoming a bestseller in order for her husband, Jason, to quit his job and spend more time with her and the girls. I really enjoyed Carlie’s writing and she knows how to throw a curve ball I didn’t see coming. The alternate text from the story Jenny was writing was engaging and at times,… Read more »

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Sep 03
Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Book Review: T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep

Ande’s dream has always been to attend Riverview’s prestigious culinary school. When she finally is accepted, she’s ready to put her life back on track, but doesn’t count on meeting one very sexy chef, Daniel. Daniel is an instructor and while she tries her hardest to keep away from him, their attraction is mutual and both purse a relationship. Soon Ande’s life as a student becomes complicated and if that wasn’t enough, her ex-husband is back in the picture. Not everything is at it seems and the more Ande gets to know Daniel, the more of a mystery he becomes. Will Ande be forced to choose between her dream and love? T.A. Anderson’s Cutting Deep is such a fun, fast paced read! It has humor, suspense, and of course romance!… Read more »

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Sep 02
Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Book Review: Jennifer Lane’s With Good Behavior

Grant Madsen and Sophie Taylor have been burned by the same people and they don’t even know it! Both have been recently released from prison and are prepared to put their stint in the system behind; however, the past has a way of catching up. When Sophie meets Grant outside their parole officer’s door both are attracted to each other. Everyone around them tries to separate them, but together they find their footing and help each other. Just when things couldn’t go wrong Grant receives an unexpected visit and Sophie finally realizes he’s related to the man who put her in prison. Jennifer Lane has crafted an intricate story that leaves you breathless. First of all, I’m not a big fan of reading about the Mafia because I feel it… Read more »

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Aug 26
Book Review: Kathleen S. Allen’s How to be Almost Famous in Ten Days

Book Review: Kathleen S. Allen’s How to be Almost Famous in Ten Days

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Cee just wants to be seen. When her best friend, Rachel, gets noticed by the cute Starbucks barista, Cassie is disappointed because she’s almost certain she caught his eye. Armed with the book she bought at the local secondhand bookstore, she sets out to do the impossible: become famous in ten days. Will Cassie succeed or will she come to realize that she’s awesome just the way she is? Kathleen Allen’s How to be Almost Famous in Ten Days is a quick and light read. It also has a positive message that everyone can walk away with. Cassie’s main problem is having a shallow best friend, Rachel. Rachel doesn’t care about anything that doesn’t revolve around her and we see it several times especially when Cassie wants to… Read more »

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Aug 24
Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Entangles

Hope Entangles picks where Hope Breaks left off. Those of us hoping for a Jake and Hope reconciliation, well…we have to wait some more. Hope Entangles isn’t about them getting back together, but rather what Hope does get over what she did to Jake. Now if you haven’t read Hope Breaks stop reading this review NOW, read it then proceed. Like Hope Breaks, Hope Entangles is told via Hope’s point of view, but we also get Jake’s. I always enjoy getting to see Hope’s world, but the real treat was getting to know Jake! Bello left some unanswered questions in the first novella especially with regards to how Jake knew Hope in high school. That question is answered and I’m glad she gave us his perspective alongside Hope’s. Also, I… Read more »

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Aug 13
Blog Tour: Review-Eliza Watson’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eliza Watson’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir + Giveaway

Eliza Waston’s Kissing My Old Life Au Revior was a delightful surprise! When event planner extraordinaire Samantha Hunter arrives in Paris, it’s for work, but decides to visit her sister Libby. Libby surprises Samantha by announcing her 8 month pregnancy and Samantha begins to make plans to take Libby back home. Samantha is also dealing with work issues and worries about her future promotion. Add a sexy French puppeteer and everything Samantha knows is thrown out the window. When Libby disappears shortly after giving birth Samantha is on the trail to find her. What she finds will make her question everything she’s worked for and she has to struggle with putting the past to rest. The writing is engaging and it’s a fast paced read. Some things get resolved a… Read more »

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Aug 01
Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

Book Review: Jordan McCollum’s I, Spy

CIA operative, Talia Reynolds, finds herself in a predicament. As an agent working in Canada, she lives a double life. Her boyfriend, Danny, doesn’t know she’s an agent and thinks she’s a lawyer. She constantly has to break dates with him and yet, she can’t quite imagine a different career. Added to the craziness of her life is her partner, Elliot and having to keep him focused on the job at the hand. When she’s assigned a job that involves romancing a Russian aerospace executive, Talia realizes she’s in a difficult position; just when she and her fellow operatives have things figured out, Danny’s life is threatened and Talia must decide how much to sacrifice. Will she be able to save Danny without blowing her cover or will she realize… Read more »

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Jul 29
Blog Tour: Review-Parker Paige’s Whitley & Austin

Blog Tour: Review-Parker Paige’s Whitley & Austin

Charlie Weiss is a hardworking legal secretary who longs to reinvent herself. She’s always admired her old sister, Sandy, but when Charlie is left without a family, she finds herself alone with a drinking problem and her psychologist seems to offer zero support. Suddenly Charlie has an idea and decides to change her personality and emulate her sister. She dyes her hair red and begins to sport a new expensive wardrobe. No one at work is comfortable with the new Charlie and when a work nemesis begins to taunt her, Charlie seeks to teach her a lesson only to find herself a suspect in a high profile murder. Character development is a little weak regarding the supporting characters. As for our main character, Charlie, I didn’t quite connect with her…. Read more »

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Jul 22
Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away

Book Review: Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away

Amy Maurer Jones’ Fly Away is the highly anticipated second book in the Wildflower series. If you haven’t read the first book, Wildflower, you can read Fly Away; however, I do recommend reading the first only because it sets up the reincarnation lives of Laney, Joshua, and Jordan and I believe you might be lost otherwise. Fly Away picks up a few months after Wildflower ended and I really appreciated that because it gives us the ability to see exactly what happened during the months after Laney and Joshua ran away. Laney is very much your typical high school student but she’s also a member of the Wampanoag tribe where one day she will be Shaman. In the 17th century she was a member of the tribe and was named… Read more »

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Jul 05
Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Elle Miller has been having a difficult time since her father’s death. When her laptop breaks down she asks to borrow her father’s, but her mother refuses to lend it to her. Knowing she’s on a deadline she’s at a loss on how to proceed until her friend, Adam, suggests she exchange her laptop for her father’s. Taking the plunge she does it and happily proceeds to work until she notices a strange sound and an exotic flower appear on the screen that comes and goes. Not wanting to appear crazy she passes it off as a fluke until it happens again. Armed with this knowledge she attempts to uncover the truth behind this phenomenon with the help of Dr. Quez Shirrock who has an interest in life after death…. Read more »

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Jul 03
Blog Tour: Review-Diana Baron’s Training Temptation

Blog Tour: Review-Diana Baron’s Training Temptation

Character development is pretty good for it being a novella. I felt like I got to know Caroline and Edward pretty well especially their concerns. Even though Caroline writes Edward off, they actually have a lot more in common than they care to admit. I won’t explain what it is because it is a spoiler. I liked that Edward wasn’t this egotistical jerk and he truly did care about Caroline. I do believe he was attracted to her because he could have any woman he wanted, but her. Caroline isn’t one to back down from a challenge and speaks her mind. She’s courageous and thinks about the estate and the people she’s responsible for. We are introduced to several secondary characters including Edwards’ father, Anton. Anton is interesting and I… Read more »

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Jul 01
Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Blog Tour: Review-Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask

Tara Chevrestt’s Maiden Behind the Mask is a fun whimsical read! Even though it’s a novella, characters are drawn out. Catalina Rodriguez is no fainting miss! Realizing what her fate could have been had she been raped she seeks out to defend the innocent and in the process wreaks havoc on the pueblo! Ricardo Garcia isn’t your typical hero. Sure he’s arrogant, but he’s not interested in marriage nor does he go around sleeping around. Even though Catalina forces his hand, he takes it in stride, but doesn’t count on falling in love. Both Catalina and Ricardo are blindsided by love, but it’s a lovely romance. The writing is engaging and it’s a fast paced read. I had a lot of fun with this book, but I do have a… Read more »

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