Posts Tagged: book review

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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May 31
Blog Tour: Review-Eve Devon’s The Waiting Game

Blog Tour: Review-Eve Devon’s The Waiting Game

Five years ago, Brooke Bennett was living the life every musician dreams of. She was part of a highly successful band and walked away from it all after she’s rescued from her stalker’s clutches. While she cuts herself off from her friends to live a quiet life in another country, Brooke’s former bodyguard, Cameron Dexter, is hard at work running his security business. When word reaches him of Sprinks’ release, he only has one priority, to protect Brooke. Eve Devon has us asking, what would we do if we were put in Brooke’s shoes? Devon’s The Waiting Game has it all, suspense and hint of romance. In terms of characterization, we have sexy Cameron. He’s dedicated to his job and when he hears about Sprinks’ release, he didn’t have to… Read more »

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May 24
Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Taste of Romance

Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Taste of Romance

Darlene Panzera’s Taste of Romance is the third novella in the Cupcake Diaries series. The first two novellas, Sweet on You and Recipe for Love, are already available. If you’re looking for a delightful read then this is the book for you! Kim, Andi, and Rachel are back and business is going well for Creative Cupcakes. Andi decides to hire extra help and just as everything begins to fall into place, Creative Cupcakes suddenly has a thief on their hands and they begin to hunt for the Cupcake Bandit. On top of that, they have to find a way to raise funds to buy the building they are renting when their rental extension is denied. Kim is the dreamer of the group and she longs to travel, but since the… Read more »

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May 22
Blog Tour: Review-Tanya J. Peterson’s Leave of Absence

Blog Tour: Review-Tanya J. Peterson’s Leave of Absence

What is normal? That’s one of the questions Tanya J. Peterson has us asking while we read Leave of Absence. It’s an engaging, heartbreaking read and if you only read one book this year, it HAS to be Leave of Absence. You won’t regret it and you’ll see the world a little differently. Peterson has done a phenomenal job writing about a taboo subject. In a world filled with science and understanding, you’d think we’d be more open to talking about mental health, but we shy away from it. Oliver Graham lost his wife and son in a terrible accident and blames himself for their deaths. Wanting to numb the terrible pain he attempts to commit suicide, but when his attempt is thwarted he’s taken to Airheaven Behavioral Center. There… Read more »

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May 21
Book Review: Maya Cross’ Locked

Book Review: Maya Cross’ Locked

I kept seeing Maya Cross’ Locked at a few blogs and the cover kept catching my eye! Look at it-it’s gorgeous! I knew I had to read this as soon as possible and even though I always read a synopsis before purchase, I didn’t do it for Locked. Maya Cross has us asking, who is Sebastian Lock? Readers will be intrigued the moment he makes an appearance and no doubt you’ll find yourself a bit smitten. Sophia Pearce is enjoying a night out with friends when they notice a group of people entering the bar and heading straight towards the back. They pay no real attention until they recognize an actor with an entourage and suddenly Sophia has a plan to infiltrate the exclusive party and find out what is… Read more »

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May 21
Book Review: Ania Szado’s Studio Saint-Ex

Book Review: Ania Szado’s Studio Saint-Ex

I’m terrified to review Ania Szado’s Studio Saint-Ex because I feel my review can’t do justice to the beautiful story Szado wrote. I planned on reading Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince before Studio so I could get into the mindset and get reacquainted with the beloved children’s book; however, I read the first two few chapters and put it aside, deciding to delve into Studio Saint-Ex with only my memory of The Little Prince. Szado’s Studio Saint-Ex is a fictionalized biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s time in New York. It’s 1943 and Antoine is anxious to join the war effort. While he awaits the news of America’s involvement in the Second World War, he is reacquainted with his old English tutor, Mignonne Lachapelle. Mignonne is back in New York,… Read more »

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May 20
Blog Tour: Review-Panos Nomikos’ Fateful Eyes

Blog Tour: Review-Panos Nomikos’ Fateful Eyes

Panos Nomikos’s Fateful Eyes is about self discovery. Peter is going about his normal business and out of the blue receives a mysterious message. Someone wants to meet with him and he has no idea why. Through a series of flashbacks between 2005 and 2001, we learn Peter is looking for a woman who claims to be his daughter. As he attempts to uncover her identity, Peter goes through his own personal journey to find his place in the world. He’s experienced success, but he’s also had a series of setbacks. When someone claims to be his daughter, questions are raised if it could be true or if it’s someone trying to blackmail him. Unfortunately, Peter doesn’t believe the young lady and by the time he comes to grip with… Read more »

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May 16
Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Recipe for Love

Book Review: Darlene Panzera’s Recipe for Love

Darlene Panzera’s Recipe for Love is the second novella in the Cupcake Diaries series. The first novella, Sweet on You is available, and the third, Taste of Romance, will be released next week. If you’re looking for a quick light read then this is the book for you! Recipe for Love picks up a few months from where Sweet on You left off. Creative Cupcakes is still in business, but the ladies are looking for ways to drum up more business. Rachel has taken on the job to be their social media guru and it’s up to her to expand avenues of income opportunities. Rachel has an important reason for wanting to make Creative Cupcakes more profitable. Her grandfather is ill, her mother is working several jobs, and Rachel can… Read more »

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May 14
Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s This Girl

Book Review: Colleen Hoover’s This Girl

It pains me to write this review as well as give it the rating I do because I LOVED Colleen Hoover’s Slammed. I knew This Girl was going to be Will’s point-of-view, but what I didn’t expect was to read Slammed all over again. If I wanted to reread it, I would have just picked up my copy and saved the $8 I paid. Colleen Hoover’s This Girl is the highly anticipated third book in the Slammed series. Will and Lake are now married and are on their honeymoon. One night, they are reminiscing on how they met and Lake asks Will to tell her what his first impression of her was. Will reluctantly agrees and along the way Lake discovers Will has been harboring a few secrets of his… Read more »

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May 13
Blog Tour: Review-Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard

Blog Tour: Review-Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard

Cathryn Fox’s Hold Me Down Hard is a novella and even though it’s a light read, it’s a sizzling page turner. By the end, you’ll be looking at a police uniform a little differently. Eden is an actress and keeps her feelings for her neighbor Jay a secret. With the help of her friends, they invent a scenario to get Jay to see Eden as more than a friend. On the other side of the hallway, Jay has a nightly ritual of checking in on Eden. He tries to convince himself it is because he’s a cop and not because of his growing feelings for her. When Eden convinces him to help her audition for an upcoming part she covets, Jay realizes he’s her ideal partner. Will Eden be able… Read more »

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May 12
Book Review: Robin Bielman’s Kissing the Maid of Honor

Book Review: Robin Bielman’s Kissing the Maid of Honor

Sela Sullivan would be happy if she never saw Luke Watters again. When her best friend, Vanessa, announces her brother is now is the best man at her wedding, Sela makes a wish at the town’s wishing well: to keep Luke away from her. Luke is recovering from an accident and he’s between photography jobs when he agrees to stand in for his sister’s fiancé’s best friend. When Sela walks into a family breakfast, he can’t keep his eyes off her. Sela isn’t disappointed to learn he doesn’t remember her, but in the back of her mind she can’t help but think back to the incident that ruined her reputation. Ten years ago, Luke announced to the entire school that she “kissed like corpse,” and since that painful event she… Read more »

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