Posts Tagged: book review

Jun 29
Book Review: Laurel Ulen Curtis’ Impossible

Book Review: Laurel Ulen Curtis’ Impossible

Veronica Russo vows never to love again and instead turns her energy to being a storm chaser. Three years ago she walked away from her life after losing everything that mattered and never looked back. Stopping for a quick bite to eat turns her world upside down when she looks into the mismatched eyes of Coleman Cade. He makes her weak in the knees and suddenly dormant feelings begin to resurface. Cade is happy to finally meet the woman who made an impression on his son, but he wasn’t expecting the feisty Veronica. When she helps extricate him from an unwanted situation, he realizes she’s a gem and he sets out to win her over. Will Veronica put her past to rest or will she walk away from another chance… Read more »

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Jun 25
Blog Tour: Review-Heather London’s Fall From Love + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Heather London’s Fall From Love + Giveaway

What would you do if you lost the love of your life on the night of your anniversary? For Holly Treadwell life hasn’t been easy and she’s closed herself off from friends especially those who knew Adam. When she returns to university, she has one purpose: to finish the semester. Her roommate, Jenna, keeps trying to push Holly to move on with her life. Deciding to humor her friend, Holly agrees to a night out. All is good until Carter Hansen tries to contact Holly and she shuts him down. She doesn’t want to talk to him, but Carter only wants to know how she’s doing. He realizes she’s still grieving and Carter blames himself for Adam’s death. Circumstances keep bringing them together and slowly a friendship develops. Will Holly… Read more »

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Jun 18
Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Breaks

Book Review: Alice Bello’s Hope Breaks

Hope Jones wishes she could start the day over again. Not only has her car broken down, but her job is in jeopardy. As a photographer of romance novel covers, she loves her job and she’s one of the best in the business. When the publisher she works with orders new book cover mock-ups because the bestselling author they want to retain has threated to sign elsewhere, Hope realizes she needs to take new photographs, but she’s under a time constraint. Heading into the local Wal-Mart for painkillers, she comes across a few men who are model potential, but it’s the mechanic at a local repair shop that steals her breath. Jake is attracted to Hope on sight and he sets out to woo her. There’s one slight problem, Hope… Read more »

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Jun 17
Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway-Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway-Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

Sally Smith O’Rourke’s Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is the second book in her The Man Who Loved Jane Austen series. I haven’t read the first book, which takes the name of her series, and although I didn’t feel lost reading Yours Affectionately, I do feel I would have been better prepared had I read it. At the time I wasn’t aware it was a second book and it wasn’t until I read it that I felt certain events were missing. I do recommend you read the first book and then proceed to Yours Affectionately. Yours Affectionately picks up where The Man Who Loved Jane Austen left off. Eliza Knight has made contact with Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms in Virginia and brought him the letters written by Jane Austen herself…. Read more »

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Jun 17
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Thompson’s Chemical Attraction

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Thompson’s Chemical Attraction

Madeline Pierce’s only option is to contact the FBI when she notices mysterious items on shipping invoices. As she begins to question those at her lab, she’s told it was a billing mistake, but she knows something isn’t right. Most of the items can be used for making meth and she knows a large quality of supplies can be a dangerous combination. Nervous, but determined, she meets with FBI agent, Joe Roberts. Joe and Madeline establish a ruse to get him access to her laboratory; the two begin to pose as a couple and an attraction begins to develop. Joe never mixes business with pleasure, and yet he can’t keep his hands off Madeline. When strange animal attacks begin to take place Joe and Madeline know time is working against… Read more »

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Jun 14
Blog Tour: Review-Anne Whitney’s The Art of Love + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Anne Whitney’s The Art of Love + Giveaway

Once in a while a book falls into your lap that blows you away. When Megan from Book Brats announced the opportunity to be part of Anne Whitney’s blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance especially after reading the synopsis. Anne Whitney’s debut, The Art of Love, is what all New Adult books should emulate. Character development is strong and we get to know each one to the point that they become personal friends. I really liked the personal journey Marina makes. When we first meet her, she’s a bit shy and uneasy and then she grows into her confidence. I adored Fitz! I was bit unsure how to react to him, but he’s kind and knows how to help someone in need. Your heart will break for him… Read more »

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Jun 13
Blog Tour: Review-Daisy Prescott’s Geoduck’s Are For Lovers + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Daisy Prescott’s Geoduck’s Are For Lovers + Giveaway

I’m a big fan of lovers reunited and when I read the synopsis for Daisy Prescott’s Geoducks Are for Lovers, I couldn’t pass it up! Plus look at the cover-the colors are beautiful and I love the use of wishing rocks because they a role in the book. Maggie Marrion is excited to see her old university friends and is happy to play host to their visit to Whidbey Island where she’s been living and working remotely as a food writer. The new addition to their inner circle is Quinn’s husband and Selah announces she’s bringing someone, but Maggie gets some shocking news. Gil Morrow, her best friend from university will be coming with Selah. Maggie hasn’t spoken to Gil in several years and she’s not sure how to face… Read more »

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Jun 10
Book Review: Kate Karyus Quinn’s Another Little Piece

Book Review: Kate Karyus Quinn’s Another Little Piece

How many times have we coveted something we can’t have? While reading Another Little Piece, I couldn’t help but think of the old saying, “be careful for what you wish for.” A year ago, Annaliese Rose Gordon was at a party and it’s the last night anyone saw her alive. Most believe she’s dead, but when she shows up miles away from her hometown, her parents are overjoyed. Annaliese has no recollection about what happened to her the night she disappeared or what she was doing before she woke up. Little by little she tries to piece everything together only to come to a terrifying conclusion, she may not be Annaliese. If she’s not her, then who is she and why does she have this craving for blood? Another Little… Read more »

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Jun 09
Book Review: Nikki Worrell’s The Enforcer

Book Review: Nikki Worrell’s The Enforcer

The Enforcer is Nikki Worrell’s debut and holy smokes, she can write a smoking hockey player! Lacey Benoit’s life hasn’t been the best lately. Her brother’s death and finding out her fiancé cheated has taken a toll and she’s contemplating moving. When her best friend, Zoe Millis, mentions the San Diego Scorpions are hiring she recommends Lacey apply. Lacey accepts the challenge and moves to San Diego where her world is turned upside down. Jody LaGrange is the Scorpions newest enforcer and he has no reason to see a sports psychologist, but it’s required by the Scorpions. Reluctantly he agrees to meet with Zoe Millis, but when he spots Lacey, she’s all he can think about. Jody is disappointed when Lacey announces she’s not interested in dating, but he realizes… Read more »

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Jun 06
Blog Tour: Review-Lucy A. Kelly’s Holding On and Letting Go

Blog Tour: Review-Lucy A. Kelly’s Holding On and Letting Go

Lucy A. Kelly’s Holding On and Letting Go is a poignant tale about love, loss, and growing up. Two years after the death of brother, Emerson Caulfield returns home. There’s one person excited to see her, her childhood friend, Matt, but he quickly realizes that the Emerson he knew isn’t the girl standing before him. Emerson’s happy to cut ties with everyone who knew Peter and that means acting indifferent towards Matt. When Matt’s ex-girlfriend sets out to ruin Emerson’s reputation by spreading a nasty rumor, Matt steps up to the plate and he quickly realizes he’s never stopped loving Emerson. Will Emerson and Matt be able to put the past aside and rekindle their friendship or will they go their separate ways? Holding On and Letting Go is told… Read more »

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Jun 05
Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Proposal

Book Review: Mary Balogh’s The Proposal

It’s been a little over thirteen years since we last saw Gwendoline, Lady Muir in a book. She first makes an appearance in One Night for Love as the Earl of Kilbourne’s, widowed sister who offers support to her cousin Lauren when she’s left at the altar. The Gwen we see in The Proposal is different from the Gwen we meet in One Night for Love. Gone is the haughty girl who looks down on the lower class. I found it a bit hard to believe she would change her ways because I still see her as the Gwen from One Night for Love, but I remind myself it’s been thirteen years and people do change. Hugo Emes, Lord Trentham, wasn’t born an English gentleman. He was awarded his title… Read more »

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Jun 03
Blog Tour: Review-Toni Aleo’s Falling for the Backup + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Toni Aleo’s Falling for the Backup + Giveaway

Falling For the Backup is a novella in Toni Aleo’s Assassins series. A few characters from her earlier books make an appearance or are mentioned, but if you’ve never read the books, don’t fret because Falling for the Backup easily stands alone. If you’re worried about spoilers for the other books in the series, you have nothing to worry about. Aynslee Shaw has had a terrible day and she can’t wait to go home. To make matters worse her suitcase is stolen and she’s stuck wearing a dreadful bridesmaid dress. Jordan Ryan is having a difficult day and the only thing on his mind is his hockey career. When he spots Aynslee he’s intrigued, but he quickly realizes she’s the type of girl that deserves it all and he can’t… Read more »

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