Review: First Comes Love by Heather Heyford

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

In Heather Heyford’s newest book, a single mom and attorney with deep roots in the rolling hills of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge wine country thinks her family is perfect as is—until she crosses paths again with a gruff police officer who has two boys of his own . . .

There is nothing sweeter than the family you pick yourself . . .

After detective Alex Walker’s last case in Portland is skewered by a tough-as-nails attorney, he decides to finish out his career on a quiet note in the Willamette Valley. Dedicated to his job and committed to his family, he’s fine letting his brusque exterior keep even the thought of a relationship at bay—especially once he realizes his new hometown is the old hometown of the attorney who ruined his last case . . .

Single mom and attorney Kerry O’Hearn is just as wary as Alex is, thanks to her disastrous first marriage. But she isn’t fooled by Alex’s tough-guy image. When he asks for her assistance in gaining custody of two little boys from an abusive foster home, she sees what he desperately tries to hide: a giant-sized heart. Between them they have five kids and a whole barrel of bad experience. And yet, Kerry can’t shake the feeling that she and the crusty cop were meant to be . . .

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

This contemporary romance novel by Heather Heyford is sweet, engaging, and heartfelt. There is a huge theme on family. Patience, love, and friendship are among the smaller themes featured in this book. I was hooked. I connected quickly to both the single mom and the police officer. Both have enormous hearts of gold and an unavoidable attraction to each other. First Comes Love, was fun to follow. Kerry O’Hearn is a single mother who feels something for the former police officer she knew from her past. Brought together again after so much time, both end up getting what the desired and what they never thought they could have. The children made for some laugh out loud moments. I truly enjoyed reading this romantic tale. Overall, Irecommend it to readers everywhere.

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Review: In the Eye of the Storm/Catering to the CEO by Samantha Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Dealing with your boss is never easy…falling in love with him is even harder.

In the Eye of the Storm
Holly Abrams can’t believe her demanding…and unbelievably sexy…boss, Stephen Ballinger, called her to pick him up at 2 A.M. in the middle of a tropical storm. To make matters worse, the storm is too dangerous for her to make the trek home. Forced to stay at his place to wait it out, their relationship quickly turns passionate…but will it last past the thunder and lightning?

Catering to the CEO
Millionaire CEO Adam Lawrence knows how to get what he wants–in business and in the bedroom. So when caterer Cassie Jacobs dares to best him on a deal, Adam vows revenge. But when they get life-changing news that could bind them together for years to come, Adam may have no choice but to change his ways…and open his heart.

What People Are Saying About Samantha Chase:

“A sweet romance: classic, thoughtful, and as lyrical as the stars.” –Kirkus for A Sky Full of Stars
“So much more than just a romance.” –Night Owl Reviews for Always My Girl
“A classic love story…a delight for readers.” –RT Book Reviews for This Is Our Song

 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

This duo book, was fantastic! Samantha Chase incorporated her magic touch once more in both In the Eye of the Storm & Catering to the CEO. These novellas were engaging from the first page and onward. I couldn’t stop reading them. The characters made me believe that love is still in existence. Sometimes, it comes in a surprise or takes a long waiting period, but it’s so worth the wait. These two stories were worth waiting for…the characters are easy to connect with and easy to love. Both the males and females made me laugh hard. Their struggles were real. Stubborn yet determined these duo set of characters were perfect. I loved how Mother Nature had a slight role in bringing together one couple in – In the Eye of the Storm. The male character was so obtuse at times, I wanted to smack him and say, open your eyes and your eyes! Overall, there was action, romance, and life issues to follow in these books. Samantha Chase you are a genius in the contemporary romance fiction…I loved these! I highly recommend them to readers everywhere.

Review: Until There Was Us by Samantha Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

He’ll have to play his cards just right for her to take a chance on him…

Megan Montgomery has always been careful…except that one time she threw caution to the wind and hooked up with a sexy groomsman at her cousin’s wedding. But that was two years ago—so why can’t she stop thinking about Alex Rebat?

Alex has been living the good life. He loves his job, has a great circle of friends, and doesn’t answer to anyone. The problem? There’s only one woman he wants and she ran out on him after one amazing weekend. But now that Megan’s coming back to town, Alex hopes he can convince her to take another chance on him…and on a future that can only be built together.

Montgomery Brothers Series:

Wait for Me (Book 1)
Trust in Me (Book 2)
Stay with Me (Book 3)
Return to You (Book 4)
Meant for You (Book 5)
I’ll Be There (Book 6)
Until There Was Us (Book 7)

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Until There Was Us by Samantha Chase is the most emotionally charged book I’ve read so far. A young woman has had to work so hard to prove to her father that she is just as good as her brothers. Yet he has never once taken notice until she proved him she was just that good. However, she finds out that having her dad’s approval could mean an unwanted life with him constantly telling her how to run her life. Her brother Christian had always been their father’s favorite. But after what their dad did to him, he’s turned into ‘the stone man’. That visit with her brother helped them both. She got to see her brother and understand what would happen if she let her dad give her a job. Then, there the issue of her working too much. She is trying to fix that but it’s harder than saying she can. But there’s a special man who can help make her feel happy again. If only she lets him into her life and heart. Megan was burned once and her self-esteem isn’t as great as it should be. Megan is a determined, bright, and good person. I really liked her. I felt like her and I could be best friends for life. Plus, she has a secret…

Alex is a therapist. He’s so caring it’s hard not to like the man. Also, he’s just as sexy as he is sweet. Alex loves the outdoors and is best of friends with Megan’s cousin. Alex met Megan at a family wedding and they hit it off from there. But since then, Megan blew him off and has hidden from Alex. Life gets in the way, and Alex finds he’s still in love with her. Maybe, her coming back in his life is a positive sign. But knowing Megan, the road to convincing her to give them a chance will be tough.

Samantha Chase has created another amazing feel good title. It’s sexy, hot, and engaging as hell. I loved it! I could not stop reading it. I was held in suspense as to what would occur between Alex and Megan. They seemed perfect for each other yet…it was a constant tug of war. Samantha has placed a little bit of her awesome pug into this story! Maylene, is the beautiful yet sassy pug inside this heartfelt tale. I thought it was pretty cool to meet her as well. Overall, I highly recommend this contemporary novel to all readers.

 

Review: Glam Squad & Groomsmen by Samantha Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Dressing up as a bride once a week is all fun and games until you come face to face with your ex.

Penny Blake loves her job with Enchanted Bridal. She gets to model wedding gowns and help brides plan for their big day. And yet…she’s wanting a little more. Besides wishing for her own happily ever after, she has big dreams of making her own contribution to the business in the form of her own glam squad. Her bosses all think it’s a great idea, but right now she’s needed in other ways – like helping out with the groomsmen.

Was there any greater form of torture than having to help your sister plan her wedding?

That’s what Spencer Buchanan is facing and although he goes into it with a bit of an attitude, running into the girl who got away – three times! – suddenly made this whole wedding planning thing a lot more bearable. Moving back home was never part of his plan, but once Spencer sees Penny again, all bets are off. And having her help him with his fittings on his tux turn into his favorite pastime ever!

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Glam Squad & Groomsmen by Samantha Chase is an exciting and addictive tale. I loved how to young people who has always loved each other have found a way to each other again. It was heartfelt, funny, and charming. The man was sexy as hell and one I would love to keep. Spencer is the man that make women dream of happily ever afters. Penny is the leading female protagonist and she’s awesome, too. Her personality is fun to watch. Going from running away to forcing to reckon with her past love, she has grown a lot in this book.  Marriage, weddings, and second chances are the themes of this journey. I loved every moment of it. Hot, emotional, and and sweet just the way I like my romance stories. Overall, I recommend this book to readers everywhere.

Review: Billion Dollar Cowboy

Billion Dollar Cowboy (Cowboys & Brides, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

A Billionaire Can Buy Anything…

Colton Nelson was twenty-eight years old when he won the Texas Lottery and went from ranch hand to ranch owner overnight. Now he’s desperate to keep the gold diggers away. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a pretty girl and hire her to pretend to be his one-and-only.

Or Can He?

Laura Baker’s got mixed feelings about this–she’s on the ranch to work, not to be arm candy. On the other hand, being stuck for a while in the boondocks with a gorgeous cowboy isn’t half-bad.

What neither Colton nor Laura expects are the intensely hard lessons they have to learn about the real cost of love…

Rating:  4.5-stars

Review:

Billion Dollar Cowboy by Carolyn Brown is a heartfelt tale. Hot, charming, and hilarious…The teenage girl featured in this story made me laugh out loud a lot. She helped bring together the new couple. One is her older brother and the other is her brother’s employee. Both suffered loss and grief. They are stubborn as hell and sparkle any room. Their personalities made me fall in love with them. Their flaws made them feel real. I loved how Carolyn Brown captured the true cowboy ways and family life in this novel.Sibling rivalry, addiction, facing fears, and finding love were some of the major themes featured inside this book. It was funny, sweet, and engaging from the start. Overall, I recommend this story to those looking for a romance featuring cowboys and happily ever after.

 

 

Review: One More Promise

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Dylan Anders is making amends
…to his family
…to the public
…to the woman who just walked into his life

Paige Walters must learn to forgive
…her busy father
…her bossy sister
…and the wonderful man she horribly misjudged

Ambitious Paige Walters is ecstatic when she’s hired to recruit musicians for a literacy campaign—it’s her chance to prove she’s got the chops to make it in the family business. When Dylan steps in, she immediately dislikes him and vows not to let the fallen idol screw it up. But as the work brings Paige and Dylan closer together, their attraction grows…and so do their challenges…

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

One More Promise by Samantha Chase is a promising romance. Samantha Chase has cleverly created an atmosphere that appeals to all appeal people of different backgrounds. Whether one comes a conservative or rich family, the characters are nothing like their parents. They mess up a lot. But those mistakes make them who they are in the end…it was emotionally charged.

Here, I got to meet a sexy as hell rockstar who just got out of rehab. He drank so much he got into an accident. No one died. Yet, Dylan feels so guilty. Then, there’s a deep secret about his life that shocked me completely. With him coming from a good family, I just couldn’t believe it…but it felt believable. I can see how he got away with it for so long. And despite his issue with that secret, he still became a successful hero aka man. One that everyone could be proud of…

Paige Walters comes from a wealthy conservative family. She’s got the boho librarian style down right. Her passion about reading made me love her. Plus, she has a heart of gold. Works hard, goes all out to help others, and is an intense woman. She takes her job seriously…and her family doesn’t. Her dad underestimates her. He lets her do all the hard work then steals the spotlight from her. Yet, he never acknowledges her hard work. Then, there’s her sister who always steals her spotlight and takes over her projects after all the hard work has been done. Her sister is lazy and a complete bitch. She’s nothing but selfish and a liar. Whereas Paige is nothing like her older sister. Paige is easy to understand and love. She’s the hero.

One More Promise made me swoon all the way until the last page. Even when I finished reading it, I still awed over the characters. Their lives became messy and complicated. But they both survived their struggles and learned a lot along the way. Enticing, sexy as hell, and sweet too. Samantha Chase has successfully hooked me into her new world of fiction, easily. Overall, this is a must read for all romance readers.

Review: Troubled Waters

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Billionaire Ian Shaw can have everything he wants–except a happy ending. Or at least that’s what it feels like with his fortune recently liquidated, his niece, Esme, still missing, and the woman he loves refusing to speak to him. In fact, he doubts she would date him even if they were stranded on a deserted island.

Despite her love for Ian, Sierra Rose knows he has no room in his life for her as long as the mystery of his missing niece goes unsolved. The only problem is, Sierra has solved it, but a promise to Esme to keep her whereabouts secret has made it impossible to be around Ian.

When the PEAK chopper is damaged and Sierra lacks the funds to repair it, Ian offers a fundraising junket for large donors on his yacht in the Caribbean. But the three-day excursion turns into a nightmare when a rogue wave cripples the yacht and sends the passengers overboard. Shaken up and soaked to the bone, Ian finally has a chance to test his theory when he and Sierra do indeed find themselves washed up on a strange, empty shore.

It will take guts and gumption for the PEAK team to rescue the duo. But it will take a miracle to rescue Ian and Sierra’s relationship.

Rating: 4-stars

Review:

Troubled Waters by Susan May Warren is an enticing contemporary romance read. There’s a lot to offer. From romance to mystery, Susan May Warren kept me intrigued. The main characters were easy to understand and like. The attraction between the two protagonists was exciting. Their lives went from being simple to complex. Romance is never easy.

Ian Shaw a strong male character. Life has just gotten messier than he would care for…his niece is missing and his woman is leaving him. There just can’t be enough hours nor a break for this hero. He won’t give up searching for his niece and that made me love him.

Sierra Rose is another strong character. She pretty much holds up the situation together. Ian is falling apart because of his niece. She loves him but isn’t sure they could make it work. Until he finds peace, Sierra can’t be with him.

Then, there is the danger that leaves both Sierra and Ian together. Working through their issues and troubles, there might just be hope for them after all…

Overall, Troubled Waters is intriguing. Tons of action, romance, and sparks to keep me hooked. Susan May Warren brought her characters to life in this book. I would recommend this to others readers,

Review: You’ve Got Fail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

She’s driving me crazy. Or am I the one driving myself crazy? I can’t tell anymore. Ever since Scarlet Rocket showed up in the flesh, she’s turned my structured world upside down. My neatly ordered life, my hand-painted Aliens versus Vampires figurines, my expertly curated comics collection—none of these things provide any shelter from her sexy, sassy onslaught. It’s a disaster of my own making. She didn’t exist until I created her. Now, I can’t get her out of my mind, and all I want to do is get her into my bed. Never mind that she’s a thief, a liar, a con-woman. Every step she takes leaves chaos in her wake. And damn if I don’t want more of it.

Note: This is a full-length romantic comedy that will have you guffawing, or at least snorting hard.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

You’ve Got Fail by Celia Aaron has the super funny, super hot, super fun factors down completely. I couldn’t get enough of the these exciting scenes and characters. Their flaws are what make them so irresistible. A nerd who has a degree in English Lit, is buffer than most jocks, and has a heart of gold is a keeper. Plus, his own blog writing is hilarious. That is Willis. And he has an issue. Everyone thinks he’s a woman due to his blogger name Scarlet Rocket. But that’s not his only growing problem…a woman con takes his name and everything Willis built into a career could go down if he doesn’t catch her soon…

Who knew that men who play with action figures and love fantasy movies could be so freaking hot? Daphne aka Scarlet Rocket was surprised with Willis. Willis being the real Scarlet Rocket blogger. However, once Daphne realizes what kind of mark Willis is, she can’t sop using his name…and if that fates have it, neither will her PR manager.

Willis is beyond furious that the woman stealing his glory is a beautiful redhead. He happens to be a sucker for redheads…and that isn’t helping his case in stopping her. Then, he finds out she’s a thief and wants nothing more from her. That was until his PR manager uses the fake Scarlet Rocket woman to work as a clutch for Willis. Willis new problems will be controlling his lust towards the beautiful thief, keeping his relationship completely professional, and watching her to make sure no trouble comes…

Yet, life is full of surprises and the more time they spend together the more their instant chemistry sparks out of control…

You’ve Got Fail is by far the best romantic comedy I’ve come across as a reader. This, hit the spot perfectly. Sexy as hell, fun, and one that pulls me into its pages. Wow! Hot geeky nerd and a gorgeous redhead thief kept me turning the pages. Absolutely , a must have for all TBR piles! I highly recommend it to all.

Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Synopsis:

Three holiday favorites from New York Times bestselling authors!

Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber

A single dad’s rambunctious teenage daughter hatches a plot to find her father a wife, and she has just the woman in mind. He may claim he’s not interested in remarriage, but perhaps the magic of the holiday season will help him change his mind.

On a Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak

When their private plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains shortly before Christmas, two political enemies discover that survival means more than just staying alive. In their case, it also means falling in love…

The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods

What’s a holiday without a handsome husband? To a matchmaking aunt, it isn’t very festive at all! So she sends the perfect man to her single niece. But will he become the perfect groom-to-be by Christmastime?

Rating: 4.5-stars

Review:

I’ll Be Home for Christmas is a book containing three Christmas novellas. Each one is done by a talented and well-known writer. These writers include: Debbie Macomber, Brenda Novak, and Sherryl Woods. It’s collection is sweet, sexy, and heartfelt. Christmas time is a time for family, healing, and new beginnings. These areas are explored in each piece.

In Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber, I got to follow a teenage girl separated from her mother and living with her dad. Her dad has buried himself into his work and ignored her. She misses the way things used to be between them. Her father is always grouchy. But when they move into an apartment with quirky characters, the daughter goes on a plan to find her father a wife. But he refuses her offer. But then, the woman he’s being setup with is just as enticing to his daughter as she is to him. A woman who needs a man in her life, soon gets her wish. However, there are many fun bumps in this journey. I laughed a lot in this story. The characters were realistic. It was fun watching all the main characters transform with every page.

On A Snowy Christmas by Brenda Novak, is just the thing to heat up the night. A plane carrying two nemesis soon crashes. The pilot dies leaving the two enemies working together to stay alive. The woman would rather save her pride than admit her attraction to her enemy. The man has been fighting his desire for his enemy since day one. Now, stuck in the freezing wilderness, they both need each other to stay alive until help arrives, if ever. Heat, passion, and frustration adds to the tension of this tale. Both characters want to make it out alive and return home in time for Christmas. Complications arise between the two and it takes a whole lot of trust and a risk to keep what they want alive between them. Sexy, entertaining, and funny…Brenda Novak wrote well. I was thoroughly engaged with her story.

The Perfect Holiday by Sherryl Woods is was the sweetest touch to this novella collection. I liked how two strangers were connected at the same pulled to together at random. An older lady makes a young man promise her to return to her inn at Christmastime. About that same time, her family relative, whom she left the inn too, also moves into the inn. Both miss the older woman terribly. However, they find a compromise and both stay at the inn. With the woman’s young daughter, the trio becomes best friends and more. Take chances, risk your heart, and fall in love again! This story was my favorite out of the three. Spicy yet still sweet enough to keep my interest the whole way. Sherryl Woods created a magical piece with this enchanting short tale.

Review: He’s So Fine





Synopsis:

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor? 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis is sweet, charming, and hilarious. This contemporary romance is one that I highly recommend to all readers. Inside, I met two families. Complete opposites. Drives the main characters crazy and mad at times, but there is so much love. Hidden past comes colliding with Olivia’s present life. She finally found a new clean slate. Just as things were going perfect, her past tears it apart. Cole. He is a sexy as hell kind of man but also has a heart of gold. He’s been betrayed in the past by his girlfriend and best friend. Trust doesn’t come easy. Olivia is scared to fall in love with Cole just as he’s afraid of falling for her. Too late. Love has hit them both hard in the chest. Only time will tell where they go from here. I was hooked. Jill Shalvis brings her charcaters to life. I fell in love immediately. The humor is throughout the book. Family, new beginnings, and second chances. Overall, this was a well-told and unforgettable tale. 

Review: A Sky Full of Stars




Synopsis:

The stars are about to align in the newest Shaughnessy brothers romance!
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

Brilliant astrophysicist Dr. Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He’s great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn’t factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.
LOVE CAN DAZZLE YOU

Polar opposites in personality, the friction between them threatens to derail the project. But the beauty and mystery of the night sky draw Owen and Brooke together—and she’s going to surprise him in ways the stars never could.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

A Sky Full of Stars by Samantha Chase is another brilliant masterpiece. Once again, this talented writer, has brought me to tears. Her story is full of emeotions that pulled at my heart strings. Sad, hilarious, frustrated and loved. A book that made readers feel something is a book worth reading. A Sky Full of Stars has it all. 

Inside this latest novel, Samantha Chase features the brainiac brother. Dr. Own Shaughnessy. He’s hot, clever, and the sweetest man ever. But little by little, I got to view his bolder side. His personality is one that intrigued me. All his life, his family stood up for me. Telling him,,he’s normal. When everyone else said differently. As an adult a lot of that feeling of not being normal transferred over…making it harder for Dr. Owen to believe in himself. Yet, his family continued to tell him he’s perefect. I love the Shaughnessy family. Yes, they’re loud and different, but they’re loyal. They love each other. 

A Sky Full of Stars is about Dr. Owen finding the courage to believe that he’s perfect the way he is. That’s he’s normal. It’s a real struggle for the man whose so talented. Then, as the plot unfolds, his world gets shaken. Enter Brooke Matthews. A girl trained for beauty pageants. Together their lives will be rocky. As in the real world nothing comes easy…these two will cry, laugh, love, and fight. I enjoyed watching them grow. Also, themes of loss, love, and courage are found on every page. Overall, I highly recommend A Sky Full of Stars to all. 

Author Interview: Samantha Chase

 

ULM: What was your inspiration for creating the Shaugnessy Brothers? 

 

I had been reading Bella Andre’s Sullivan’s series and loved it. When my agent asked me to come up with a series after the Montgomerys, I knew I wanted something similar to what Bella had created.

 

ULM: How many books have you written so far?

 

I have written 55 books total J But I have written all 6 of the Shaughnessy books and there is a possibility of a 7th, but that will be it for that series.

 

ULM: If you’re single and could date any one of the brothers, which one would you choose? 

 

I am a happily married woman. However…let’s just say – hypothetically – that I am single. It would still be a hard choice because there are characteristics of each brother that I find appealing personally. It would be a draw between Quinn and Riley!

 

 

ULM: Do you have any other works planned after A Sky Full of Stars, if so can you share with us, readers?

 

How long is this article? Lol! Okay, I pretty much have my releases scheduled all the way through the end of 2019! Here’s what the next nine months looks like:

 

A Sky Full of Stars (Shaughnessy 5)​​- June 2017

Complicating (Preston’s Mill 3)​​- July 2017

Holiday Spice (Shaughnessy 6)​​​​- October 2017

Christmas Novella (Silver Bell Falls/untitled) ​​- November 2017

Ford (7 Brides for 7 Soldiers)​​​​​- December 2017

One More Promise (Band on the Run 2)​​​- February 2018

 

 

ULM: Out of the many novels you have written in the past, which one is your most favorite?

 

Oh, that’s hard to say! The Christmas Cottage is one of them because it’s been optioned by the Hallmark Channel to become a movie and that was my dream for it almost since it was published. But I don’t have just one favorite. I can probably say the top three (lol!): Stay with Me (Montgomery #3), A Sky Full of Stars (Shaughessy #5) and One More Promise (Band on the Run #2).

 

ULM: Using only three words, how would you describe your writing style?

 

Chatty, informal, fluent.

I think. Lol!

 

ULM: What was it like writing your latest book, A Sky Full of Stars?

 

I had a lot of fun writing this book because I was looking forward to it for so long. Owen Shaughnessy was an interesting character to create and I knew that once he had his own story, I could do so much more to flesh him out. You’ve seen him in the four previous books and he was the kind of character that piqued reader’s curiosity and I wanted to do him justice. So I had intended for this book to really have the potential for some humor and lightness – for Owen to learn to laugh at himself a bit – but what came out was a very emotional and deep book that I just love. It took me by surprise and I love when that happens – when I start out in one direction and then the characters take me someplace else.

 

 

ULM: When did you publish your very first novel? Which novel was that?

 

I self-published my first book in November of 2011. I had spent years writing it and I had submitted it to about two dozen publishers and agents and after about sixteen rejections, I realized that I was not someone who handled rejection well. Jordan’s Return was the book of my heart and I knew that I wanted to see it in print so I decided to self-publish. I knew nothing about the process or about marketing and promoting, so that book only sold about 30 copies in the first year – and most of that was to family and friends!

 

ULM: You mentioned teaching creative writing to elementary students. Describe that experience.

 

I always loved to write. I homeschooled my older son from fourth grade through twelfth. I was involved in several co-ops and always volunteered to teach creative writing. I’ve taught students from fifth grade through high school and it was the greatest experience! It was the high school students who really encouraged me to take the leap and self-publish! They were all doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and had paperback copies of their books that they showed me and I thought “I can do that!”. I loved encouraging my students to get their thoughts down on paper. And the ones who started the class saying that they hated to write or they weren’t good at it, ended up being some of my favorite students and the best writers! The key? Write about something that you love. Once they had that choice, the rest was easy.

 

 

ULM: How did you come with Dr. Owen Shaughnessy’s career as an astrophysicist?

 

I’m a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory and thought that having Owen be some sort of scientist would be a great distinction in a family like the Shaughnessys.

 

ULM: When does the sixth novel in The Shaughnessy Brothers series come out? Can you briefly tell us what that will be about?

 

Holiday Spice is Darcy Shaughnessys story and it comes out this October! She has been another interesting character and we’ve essentially watched her grow up a bit throughout the series. She’s sassy and independent and as much as she complains about her over-protective brothers, she simply adores her family. In the book, she gets snowed in with a very talented artist (he does wood sculpting) and he is a complete loner. He lives up in the mountains in Washington and loves his solitude. Obviously things get romantic while they’re snowed in and once Darcy leaves to go back to North Carolina and her family, they have to figure out if this is a relationship that can continue.

  

ULM: When did you start writing? Did you always have a love for creative writing?

 

I wrote my first short story in the third grade. It was for an assignment and that was the thing that told me that writing was a passion. I hand-wrote my first romance in the ninth grade. Then I didn’t write again until I was in my thirties! It was a hobby for me, an outlet, and I started writing because I couldn’t find anything to read that I wanted! So you know the saying “Write the book you want to read!” And I did. I probably still have the binder with maybe fifteen different stories in various stages of completion hiding around here somewhere. I may pull it out eventually and see if any of those stories can be finished.

 

ULM: What is your advice to those pursuing a career an a writer? 

 

Write what you LOVE. Don’t write to the trends!

 

 

ULM: How would you describe each of the Shaughnessy brothers using only one word?

 

Aidan: Caretaker

Hugh: Polished

Quinn: Gruff

Riley: Passionate

Owen: Underestimated

 

 

ULM: Where can readers find both you and your work online?

 

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Review: Love’s Dark Door 

Synopsis:

Charlotte is going through the normal difficulties that follow graduation from college: finding a life of her own and a place to work. It is complicated even more when her parents tell her they are going to get a divorce. The divorce makes Charlotte feel depressed, and it seems as though no one can help her at all… until she meets Lane.

Rating: 4-stars

Review

Love’s Dark Door by Julia Bailey is a contemporary romance that is easy to relate to as well as understand. The character’s situation is one that can happen to anyone. Coming home from college, Charlotte finds her parents fighting. They are getting a divorce. That puts pressure on Charlotte. She thoughtby coming home, she could fix their situation. But she soon realizes that she can’t. She soon applies for an interview…and her dad just barely gives her the time of day. Then, upon the interview she reacted in a way that most people wouldn’t for fear of losing a job. But considering the stress she was under it felt right. From there Charlotte gets more than she thought she would. Love’s Dark Door is complicated, messy, and emotional. The ending felt a little cut off…like it was too short or neededa bit more before ending…other than that the book was great. Charlotte goes through a rollercoaster ride as her life changes from negative to positive to negative again. 

Review: Love Trip


Synopsis:

Taylor Grant thinks she has life all figured out. But when her longtime boyfriend says goodbye via a few scribbled words on the back of a coffeehouse napkin, she begins to doubt everything she ever knew about love and relationships. What she needs now is to get far, far away from the man who broke her heart. 

Texas cowboy, Cole McKenzie, finds his wife in the arms of another man after a rodeo ride that nearly kills him. Now, all he wants is a fresh start… somewhere where he isn’t reminded of the past. The Caribbean island of St. John seems the perfect place…until he runs into city-gal Taylor Grant. 

Taylor isn’t ready for a new love. Cole has a secret he isn’t ready to share. Will Taylor and Cole find themselves not only drawn to each another, but also falling in love…or will Cole’s secret end their Love Trip forever? 

Previously published as LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LOT. This edition has been substantially updated.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

Love Trip by Alexa Darin is the first of her novels that I have read. I loved the cover and was immediately drawn to what the story had to offer. Once, I read it, I fell in love. There’s a huge animal loving leading female character. She’s a tough lawyer but has a soft gooey side as well. Her life suddenly has been spiraling downward where her law cases and ex-boyfriend are concerned. Taylor heads to an island to visit her sister. Here, we find out that the younger sister has too had a bad relationship. But Taylor sees her sister as happy and maybe smitten with someone. Then, the novel heats up, with a sexy bull riding cowboy. Cole is every woman’s wet dream come true. The instant chemistry between Cole and Taylor makes for a sweet, hilarious, and romantic read. The point of view is mostly done by the main character, Taylor. It would be great, if readers got snippets from Cole’s point of view as well. Then, there’s the romantic interest that was hinted about Taylor’s sister…I would have liked to know a bit more about that and hopefully see a novel focusing on that couple. Overall, Love Trip was fantastic. A perfect contemporary romance for all. Take it to the beach or read it anywhere. The story lures readers into its depth and takes them on an exciting journey. 

Review: Waiting for Rio


Synopsis:

Rio Levant growing up had a normal loving family. But one fateful night his mother was killed and the life he knew was gone. His father committed an unforgivable act and Rio blames himself for the outcome. Now, a recovering alcoholic, Rio is still struggling to piece himself back together. Nothing and no one has been able to help him.

Until her.

Growing up, Stacy Hammond was taught that the best way to survive was to latch onto a man and hope he never let you go. Stacy is determined not to follow in her mama’s footsteps and is committed to making a life for herself without a man by her side. But a drunken one-night stand pushes Stacy towards a man who she never would have picked out for anything other than his hot body and his bad boy attitude. He seems like the wrong choice but she can’t seem to get enough of him.

Rio and Stacy are going to find out that sometimes what you believe is completely and totally wrong.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Waiting for Rio by Marie Cole was heart breaking as well as heart melting. The sad past that Rio Levant had to live with still haunts him into his present life. He blames himself entirely for those close to him who died. He keeps thinking that he could have prevented the deaths. Rio then takes his problems to a bottle and thus, his drinking problems arise. But he has friends who support him and help bring him out of the bottle. Rio stays clear of women. Because they’re trouble. He has been sober for two years until he meets one woman. Stacy. Stacy Hammond went to the same bar that Rio did one night. From there they had a one night stand. But both secretly tell themselves that the other is not good for them. However, fate has a funny way of pulling people to together. The attraction both Rio and Stacy feel is something they can’t hide nor control. But they’re both afraid to love again.

Marie Cole’s sexy contemporary romance is to love. I felt the raw chemistry between characters. Also, the tender pulling on the characters’ hearts felt real. It was like my own heart being torn into multiple directions. My mind would tell me to stay clear but the heart says to keep on going. Funny, sweet, sad, and addictive. This plot had it all. I was intrigued with Rio’s backstory as well as his present life. Then Stacy was another fascinating character to follow. Her personality was realistic. Both could be real people as far as this story read. Waiting for Rio was an epic journey for a character to let go of his past and live in the present moment. If this were turned into a movie, I would recommend to everyone I know. As a novel, this is definitely a must read for all.

Review: Rescue Me


Synopsis:

Lane Austin would do almost anything for his local firehouse, even model for a sexy calendar. But now he’s allowed himself to be talked into auctioning himself off. What was he thinking?

Abby has just walked away from a terrible relationship that should have ended years ago. What better way to celebrate than having her cousin take her to watch a bunch of firemen be auctioned off to horny housewives? But when Jenna secretly buys Mr. September for her, her entire world and all of her preconceptions about hunky men will change forever.

Rating: 3 stars

Review:

Rescue Me by Jill Sanders is a difficult book to review, because I wanted to like it so much. I just couldn’t get myself to. There was a huge disconnect. It is written in third person and it doesn’t connect well with the main characters. The male lead – Lane – is connected really well, but when it switches to Abby, I feel like it’s really forced. Also…what is the point of the whole car buying scene? I honestly found no point to it and could have easily been taken out of the book without affecting the plot at all. 

However, I want to like the book because the story line had a LOT of potential, and it’s really rare for me to read an eBook that doesn’t have a lot of errors in it. I didn’t see any while reading, so I REALLY wanted to enjoy this book. I give it a 3 out of 5 for the formatting and grammar. I want the score to be higher, but I can’t ignore how disconnected things feel and some of the really random scenes (such as the car buying one) that seem to have no meaning whatsoever. Still, if you’re a romance fan, you’ll still really enjoy Rescue Me by Jill Sanders. 

Review: My Rider

 

Synopsis:

Things aren’t always what they seem. Sometimes our Knight in Shining Armor is just a
figment of our imagination.

Season I

Sunny Long was excited when she thought she had found the perfect man in Stanley.
When they met, he did and said all the right things. But that all came to a screeching halt
once he’d gotten his hooks into her. Sunny soon found out that her Knight was nothing
more than a crazy controlling abusive beast. Because of the physical abuse, Sunny must go
into hiding.

Rider Hills can’t believe it when he sees the beautiful Sunny with black eyes and a battered
body. He is more than happy to take her in and show her how to defend herself. In the midst of protecting her, love and respect blossoms. As their passion grows can Rider keep Sunny safe or will Stanley succeed in killing them both?

Season II

Ford Hills has been shot and left for dead. No one knows who would want the nicest of guys killed. Heading home from work Latoya finds Ford on the side of the road. She springs into action determined to nurse him back to health. Will her kindness and compassion lead to her putting herself in harms’ way to rescue him from the unknown?

Season III

Passion Sims has it all. She is CEO of a great company. She has beauty, money, and tons of
lovers that she easily controls. Love has never been in the equation; until she meets Chance Tate. Chance remembers letting the chocolate beauty get away at a party. A decision that he regrets daily. A surprise meeting brings the two face to face once again. Will she allow love into her heart? Or will she lose the man that loves her more than life itself because of her selfish attitude?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

My Rider by Rachal Perez is brilliantly well-written. Inside, readers will find three well-developed stories that instantly pull them in deep. I absolutely love romance novels especially when the writers combine more than one amazing story into a book. This was by the greatest book from Blazing Pages Publications. Here, I had a taste of three different scenarios that had me hanging in suspense from beginning to end. Each story contained real life characters with believable destinies and a predicament for trouble. I also enjoyed the variety. Women are left running away from trouble or women finding injured men that bring trouble to their lives. Either way, each story caught and captured my divine attention and dragged me into each character’s shoes. Absolutely loved the style of writing that held the perfect amount of intrigue, romance, and danger. Readers will find themselves lost in the exciting plots that await for their eyes. Overall, I would highly recommend My Rider by Rachal Perez to readers everywhere.

Review: The Change Up

Synopsis:

Commercial real estate mogul Rachel Reed followed her workaholic father’s footsteps to success, so when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she vows to rise to the occasion. She’ll help her father get the Arlington Aces independent professional baseball team up and running, then sell the franchise off to recoup their investment. It’s a tall order, but Rachel knows one thing for sure: a few acres of trees aren’t going to stand in her way of building the facility they need.

Landscaper Sam Sutter is surprised to find his brother’s high school girlfriend lurking in the woods behind his secluded log house. This former minor leaguer’s even more upset to learn “his” trees are on her chopping block. There’s no way he’ll help her erect a painful reminder to his failed career in his backyard. But butting heads with the beautiful businesswoman proves to be a tricky task, and before long, he finds himself heading up the grounds keeping crew at her father’s stadium.

Working, under Rachel’s watchful – smoldering – eyes might be Sam’s undoing. Can he cut into her plans without feeling their chances at a home run in love?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Change Up by Elley Arden is definitely a hot sexy read. One that will blow readers away with every flick of a page. The characters go head-to-head battling for a cause that they want…until their hearts get in the way of their relationship. Elley Arden brings readers a novel that portrays characters with real life issues that make it easy for readers to connect with the characters. The scenes are well-developed and the story is brilliantly well-written.  A strong businesswoman determined to follow her father’s orders even as with each day his health gets worse…and then there’s the sexy alpha sports guy that will just complicate things worse…can one juggle a business deal and romance at once?  The Change Up is a contemporary romance that features baseball, romance, and intrigue. Sparks fly high and the heat will make any reader fall in love. This was the first novel, I have read by this talented writer, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful romance to all.

 

 

Review: Meadow Creek

 

Synopsis:

Sloan Bradshaw is a sassy but classy business woman of a multi-billion dollar company but has been unable to depend on anyone all her life. Losing her husband in Iraq wasn’t foreseen but like always she forged on. However, this time, she wasn’t the only one left behind. Her seven-year-old son Oliver has tender emotions and her desire to protect him leads to a very unwise lie. That his father is still alive. Wanting to tell Oliver the truth; she searches for the best environment to do so. Since her husband left behind land in his home state of Oklahoma she makes the big move from N.Y.C. to his property, Meadow Creek Farms. It’s even conveniently closer to her wonderful in-laws. What Sloan doesn’t count on is the sarcastic, somewhat bitter and good-looking farmhand that has but one single motive. To run her off the land. Joseph Two Blood is interested in Meadow Creek for two reasons; his tribal ancestors once had a village running along the creek and he has hopes to use it for the local youth. Sloan’s move ruins that and her irritating way of handling all the challenges are making him doubt his reasons. As he bonds with her son and learns more about why she is so guarded yet strong he finds himself falling for this unconventional city girl.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Meadow Creek by Nicole Strycharz is the indeed a must read romance for all. Once again, Nicole Strycharz has delivered a powerful tale that will sweep readers off their feet and onto a journey of discovery. This brilliantly well-written tale consists of death, loss, of a loved one, and the strength to move forward. Courage, hope, and love are also many of the themes we see in Meadow Creek.

Inside this sweet, beautiful, and intriguing read, readers are introduced to a strong independent woman who has lost her husband like many other wives have and struggles to deal with her son’s revelation that his father is gone. Not knowing how to deal with delivering the news, Sloan has decided to move her and her son back to where land has been left by her husband. It’s there where the matter of the heart lies… both her son and a farmhand have her head spinning and her heart tangled up in knots. Being a confident man especially one with a purpose, Joseph will go after Sloan with all he has…but what fate has in store for these three will pull, tug, and captivate readers’ hearts. I loved reading Meadow Creek. Just like all of her previous novels, Nicole Strycharz is a master at hooking her readers until the last page and creating unforgettable characters. Readers beware, this is a superb novel that will be just as addictive as sweets are tempting…Overall, I highly recommend Meadow Creek to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Daughters of the Bride

 

Synopsis:

With Joy, Love, and a Little TrepidationCourtney, Sienna and Rachel Invite YouTo the Most Emotional Wedding of the Year…Their Mother’sCourtney~ The Misfit ~As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets, including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer. Planning Mom’s wedding exposes her startling hidden life, changing her family’s view of her—and how she views herself—forever.Sienna~ The Free Spirit ~When Sienna’s boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should she say “I do” even if she’s not sure she does?Rachel~ The Cynic ~Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her divorce. As Mom’s wedding day draws near and her ex, begs for a second chance, she’s forced to acknowledge some uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and decide if she’ll let pride stand in the way of her own happily ever after.A must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a sister, a mother, a daughter—as told by #1 New York Times bestselling author and master storyteller Susan Mallery!

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Susan Mallery has done it once again! She has beautifully created another novel that is heart melting, exciting, and unforgettable. The characters instantly stand out to readers. The way Susan Mallery has developed her characters is astonishing. They feel so real and they appear more 3 dimensional rather than just words on a page. Readers will feel their hearts pounding loudly as the race to read this new title.  Daughters of the Bride by Susan Mallery has it all, secrets, suspense, and the hot romance.

Susan Mallery’s novels are a must read. Her latest novel, Daughters of the Bride, is definitely one reader don’t want to miss. Three young women have lives of their own and when it comes to their mother’s wedding…it all starts to come unraveling. A misfit, a free spirit, and a cynic make for an interesting group of sisters that will entice readers on every page. Uncertainty, surprises, and forgiveness are tightly woven into this intriguing story. From an affair to a surprise engagement to second chances…Susan Mallery has covered it all. Readers will not know what to expect until it happens. Every woman will fall in love with this delightful read. The daughters of the bride will have a lot to juggle as well as learn by the time their mother marries. Will they find their happing endings or will they find themselves feeling miserable forever? I am a huge of Susan Mallery’s novels but this one tops them all. I loved reading this cast of characters and following them on their journeys. Readers won’t be able to stop reading this book. Overall, I highly recommend Daughters of the Bride to readers worldwide.

Review: Love Walks In

 

Synopsis:

He lives by a schedule
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.

She lives for the moment
Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time, Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Samantha Chase has done it again! She brilliantly brings readers the best contemporary romances alive. Her characters never fail to inspire and awe audiences from all over the world. Charming yet realistically created characters that struggle with personal issues is a must read. Inside this exciting hot new novel, Love Walks In, Samantha Chase has beautifully spun a story that will have readers falling in love.

Love Walks In is indeed a must read for all. Readers will get to experience falling in love and the healing that goes with it. Surprisingly love comes tapping two characters on the shoulder. Neither one expected to fall in love and yet they just might…Aubrey’s past and so does Hugh’s past keep them lingering back a little…both have been hurt. Can the two find peace this time around in each other’s hearts or will they be left broken far worse then, they started. Hot, fresh, and romantically luring is what Samantha Chase has written when she delivered, Love Walks In. I love reading anything by Samantha Chase and this new novel of hers is super good. It’s hard to rate which of her novels is better than the one before it. However, I highly recommend this story to readers worldwide.

Review: Sweet Little Lies

 

Synopsis: 

Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus, of the hard-working hottie, who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Jill Shalvis has done it again! Her novels are absolutely brilliant. The heat that’s packed into each story along with the emotional journey is one to read. A talented writers whose words never fail her readers worldwide. I am a major fan of Jill Shalvis’s novels. Each one is unique, exciting, and romantic as the previous book before it.  Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis is one that will bring readers to a realistic telling story with characters who are just as human as we are. Life is never fair and can be tough as nails…but it takes tougher individuals to sort it all out and to go through it all despite the hurt, surprise, and emotional baggage that comes with it all. Here, in this novel readers will see how Sweet Little Lies comes to life.

Sweet Little Lies is the newest installment by none other than Jill Shalvis. Her latest novel packs a punch and a romance unlike any other. Yes, the heroes are hot, sexy, and irresistible. But there’s much more here than beats the reader’s eye. A story of how one woman takes on the task of helping each person still feels obligated to help even though it was never her fault for what happened to them. One of these people she has helped is someone that makes her want the impossible. A relationship…with a man that makes her insides all gooey and causes all rational thoughts to leave. Her secret….is one that she should tell him…but she can’t find it in her heart to tell him sooner than she does.  Where their relationship goes after she finally decides to tell him the truth is one that readers will need to find out on their own. I enjoyed reading this contemporary romance filled with drama, loss, love, and humor. Pur’s dog and her way of accidently injuring the man she has the hots for creates amazing laugh-out-loud moments that are hard to forget. Overall, I highly recommend Sweet Little Lies to readers everywhere.

 

 

Review: Anything for You

 

Synopsis:

Before you get down on bended knee… 

…you should be pretty darn sure the answer will be yes. For ten years, Connor O’Rourke has been waiting for Jessica Dunn to take their on-again, off-again relationship public, and he thinks the time has come. His restaurant is thriving, she’s got her dream job at Blue Heron Vineyard—it’s the perfect time to get married.

When he pops the question, however, her answer is a fond but firm no. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Jess has her hands full with her younger brother, who’s now living with her full-time, and a great career after years of waitressing. What she and Connor have is perfect: friends with an excellent benefits package. Besides, with her difficult past (and reputation), she’s positive married life isn’t for her.

But this time, Connor says it’s all or nothing. If she doesn’t want to marry him, he’ll find someone who does. Easier said than done, given that he’s never loved anyone but her. And maybe Jessica isn’t quite as sure as she thinks…

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Kristan Higgins latest novel, Anything for You, is a must read. Brilliantly written and well-developed, readers will love this new romance. Every woman dreams of the moment the man of her life proposes to her. Yet, here is one man all down on bended knee and the answer is no. Readers will be puzzled as to why a woman would say no to a good man prosing with a wedding ring. So, the answer is no. Now what? Readers’ interest will pique as the hot sexy alpha male decides to give his woman two choices. Either she says yes to his proposal or he will go find another woman to share his life. However, Kristan Higgins has created a lead female character who appears out going and strong on the outside yet inside she has fears just like the rest of us. I love the characters and their dilemma is definitely one that will keep readers turning the pages. Anything for You is fresh, exciting, and memorable.

Anything for You is a contemporary romance story that will drag readers from their seats and into the plot. A man proposes to his girlfriend. But the proposal goes exactly opposite of not what he thought but also, what readers think will happen. Kristan Higgins creates beautiful tales that bring to life real situations. Situations that can easily go under within seconds. Readers will feel both character’s emotions as if they were experiencing the humilation and stubbornness themselves. Readers will be in for a huge surprise. The ending was nothing like I thought, yet it held everything I postively looked for in this story. I enoyed following both Jess and Conner as the journey blossomed. Overall, I highly recommend this romance to readers everywhere.

 

Review: The Baby Arrangement/ Baby, I’m Yours/ Baby, Be Mine

 

Synopsis:

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, an exciting reissue of all three novellas in the beloved Life, Love, and Babies series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase

For anyone who’s ever lost their heart to a man, or a baby…or both

The Baby Arrangement

Derek Sloan is more than shocked when someone mysteriously delivers a baby to his office. Kayleigh Mitchell naturally steps up to help her boss, and soon hopes he’ll see her as more than just a temporary solution.

Baby, I’m Yours
When Nicole Taylor rediscovers the father of her child three years after their one wild night of passion, Josh Masterson is determined to prove there’s still a chance for their own happily-ever-after.

Baby, Be Mine
Jake Knight came home one night to find trouble on his doorstep—times two. With infant twins to care for, Jake desperately calls on a heartbroken ex for help…and the more time he spends with Olivia, the more he wants this makeshift family to be permanent.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

Samantha Chase has done it again in her latest collection. Three incredible romance stories all beautifully told in one great novel.

The Baby Arrangement is a satisfying read that will tug at readers’ hearts instanty. Nothing like a beautiful tiny baby that will make readers want to reach out and cuddlle the infant. That’s exactly what one of the employees of the Sloan brothers company does. She follows the soundsof a baby crying. There she bodly walks in and take the baby into her arms and coos to it softly. The baby instantly takes a liking to Kayleigh and so does the one man Kayleigh has had a deep crush on. Derek Sloan is the most responisble man out of the two Sloan brothers. He sees Kayliegh with the baby and immediately falls for her. They soon make arrangements for the baby’s sake. What happens to be an easy part time job soon turns out to be more blessings than Kayleigh and Derek originally thought. I loved this heartfelt piece and look forward to reading more by Samantha Chase.

Baby I’m Yours is just as amazing as The Baby Arrangement. Samantha Chase definitely knows how to deliver stunning stories, that will both capture her audience and lure them in every time. Inside this heart melting story, readers will follow a good girl, who made the choice of having a one night stand with a hot man from a bar. Feeling quilty she leaves him, before they can talk further. Leaving to head to her new job, she finds out that she’s pregnant six months later. A baby girl. Now, after two years, the woman meets the man who happens to be her little girl’s daddy. What’s more shocking is that his name isnt Tyler. It’s Joshua and he was previously engaged and canceled his wedding. Now, both Joshua and Nicole are now facing their past one night stand and wanting to be there for their little girl. However, neither one planned for the emoitions they feel onece they are back in each other’s lives. Baby I’m Yours is a sweet romance that all will love. Overall, I highly recommend reading this brilliant novel by Samantha Chase.

Baby Be Mine by Samantha Chase is just as good the two romance stories before it. Wow, Samantha Chase really knows how to create worlds of fiction that pop to life and drag readers deep into her words. This new story is about a young woman who finaly gets the courage to kiss her crush. A crush who happens to be her brother’s best friend. However, all goes wrong. For the split seconds that the kiss lasted, her crush pushed her away from him. This has left a sour note in Liv’s mouth when it comes to seeing her crush once more. Except this time due to her brother’s way, she ends up helping her crush take care of two babies. Twins are a handful especially for a bachelor who know nothing about how to care for them. Surprisingly, Liv doesn’t know it yet but her crush has liked her just as much as she has always liked him. But the question lies on what’s going to happen between them now? Baby Be Mine is suspenseful and addicitve. Readers will love these characters and the adorable banters as well as the babies. Overall, Baby Be Mine by Samantha Chase is also, a must read for all.

 

 

 

Book Review: Kiss Me by Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery has done it again in her latest novel, Kiss Me. A sweet, funny, and heart warming romance that readers will love. A stubborn cowboy and one city girl…will this hard cowboy be able to keep his control after just one kiss or will the city girl have him pulled in afterwards?

I choose this book because I have read Susan Mallery’s other novels and wanted to read this one too. The cover told me all I wanted to know. Kiss Me, had me lured. All it takes is one incredible kiss by the right person and your life completely changes. But does it change for the worse or for the best for the city girl and this cowboy. Phoebe ends up loving the sexy cowboy, Zane Nicholson. Zane’s feelings are anything but warm and fuzzy. He wants her gone. Until a brief shared kiss has his world shattering to pieces. Will Phoebe end up leaving the ranch or will Zane come to his senses and beg her to stay with him forever?

I loved reading this novel. It’s sexy hot, yet very much a good  western clean romance. A contemporary romance story that will leave you feeling lighthearted and warm from head to toe. I enjoyed reading the two characters who come from opposite ends of the world yet, share something that will send sparks flying everywhere. Only a fool would let go of someone who means a lot to them. Here in Kiss Me, readers are taken into a world of love, hope, and challenges. Susan Mallery’s talent never ends. Overall, I rate this novel a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Eye Candy by Katherine Garbera

Katherine Garbera’s latest novel, Eye Candy, is a must read. Her story is red hot from page one until the very ending. A young woman who meets a man, who is not only her next door neighbor but a hot police officer. She knocks into him on the day of her birthday. He takes her into his home for the night. They share hot kisses that leads them both panting for more to come.  The way both characters can set each other off like fireworks with just a kiss or a glance is incredible. The heat is irresistible and readers won’t be able to put it down.

Eye Candy caught my attention first by the excellent cover design. It showed enough with out giving it all away. The cover lead enough imagination to wonder what happens inside of the book, itself. Snappy, sexy, and satisfying are the three words described for this brilliantly well written romance, and I have to say I agree one hundred percent. As a reader, I read a lot of romances and this is not boring or repetitive. This is hot, refreshing and exciting as ever. Can a good girl snag a hot man? Katherine Garbera’s talent is raw and enticing. Her characters will leave readers breathless. The plot is fast-paced, complex, and out of this world. I would love to say more, but you have to pick up and read it for yourself to find out all the hot steamy happenings. I promise readers world wide won’t be disappointed. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars and look forward to reading more by Katherine Garbera!

Book Review: Inside Out by Lia Riley

Inisde Out by Lia Riley is a novel I could keep on reading over and over again.  This new adult contemporary romance was fantastic. Talia moves to study abroad and never expects to find her one and only love. Then she meets a man who makes her fall in love. Bran knows Talia unlike anyone else does. This bonds them together even closer. Both of them face many struggles and still are together. But now they ace an even greater struggle one that will really challenge their relationship. Will they make it through unscratched? Or will this challenge only break them apart? The raw intensity and thrilling side of this romance will impact readers in ways they never expected. This story shows both Talia’s and Bran’s point of view. This only builds up the plot and makes for a fabulous read unlike any other. I recommend this exciting novel to readers. Overall, I give this book a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Sultry Pleasures by Lindsay Evans

Sultry Pleasure is the perfect contemporary romance read. It is sweet, interesting, and hot. This story is about a woman who lets down her guard around a very rich man who makes her feel hotter than fire coals. He attracts her in way that has her frightened about having her heart broken by this man. Yet, this man cannot get her out of his thoughts. He goes to a club where there are plenty of women willing to set him on fire with desire and yet he feels nothing. He only wants the one woman who turns away from him. He doesn’t know why he feels so strongly attached to her or why he can’t just shake her from his thoughts. She alone can set his desires on fire. And it is only her that he wants now and forever. He will have to go after her and make her see that he truly wants her. But will she believe him? Will she finally break lose and let him into her heart taking a major risk of him hurting her? Or will they both be ruined for anyone else? I highly recommend readers to pick up Lindsay Evans’s novel and read what happens next in this exciting novel. I rate this novel a 5 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: A January Bride by Deborah Raney

 

Madeleine Houser is  successful novelist. She is soon given an office by a friend of hers at a bed and breakfast. She soon finds herself falling in love with a man whom she hasn’t met yet. What will he be like? What doe she look like? How old is he? All these thoughts feel Madeleine with doubt about the man she is slowly falling for. And she isn’t the only one falling  in love. The innkeeper soon finds himself communicating in a unique way with a woman whom he has never met yet. He too is full of wonder of her. Will their love deepen once they finally meet? I found this beautifully written novel to be a delightful romance that will melt readers hearts as it has done with mine. I highly recommend this contemporary romance novel to all readers! I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars!

Book Review: Coulda Been a Cowboy

Brenda Novak’s novel, Coulda Been a Cowboy is a stunning and interesting read. Just like all of her other best selling novels, she has a well written plot with believeable characters. This novel, is heart warming and tears at your heart in all the good ways. Tyson Garnier a former pro football player, who faces a huge scandal. One that is denting his career. But he also has a son.Tyson needs to hire a nanny for his boy. And there’s one woman up for the job. Dakota Brown, is a plain, no nonsense type of woman. She doesn’t care a thing about Tyson, but she needs the job and his son needs her too. The problem is that the more Tyson sees Dakota and sees her with his son, the more he doesn’t want to let go of her. But what are Dakota’s feelings? Does she too want Tyson and his son? Or will she leave them both behind?

Brenda Novak has done it again. Leaving her readers with a beautifully written romance. One that mentions family and life’s tough choices that complicate our lives. But in this incredible book, the only thing that is more complicated than Tyson’s scandal and career problems, would be the fact that he’s falling in love with his son’s nanny. I loved reading this novel! I was hooked from the beginning until the very end. For those who enjoy books by contemporary novelists such as Jill Sanders and Sheryll Wood, then this is the one book you will want to pick up!

Starting Over

Phillip had been a drunk for several years until an elderly woman set him straight. At first he took her job offer so that he could buy another bottle of liquor, but he forget all about it after he was done working. There was still so much work the lady needed done. And he was the only one who could help her. Having no money of his own, the lady gave him money for each job he did. She let him sleep on her leather soft comfy couch at night. Every morning he woke to find himself covered in a blanket. He knew the lady was only trying to take care of him. Each day he worked for her. First the roof needed replacement, then the house needed to be painted both inside and outside. Also the gutters needed to be cleaned out and washed. And so much more.

The summer’s heat got worse each day. Phillip could feel water running down his back. His eyes lashes keep ticking shut from his salty sweat dripping onto his eyes. Picking up a small clean towel, he takes a break to wipe the sweat away. Man, the small breeze felt good after wiping the sweat away. The elderly lady was coming towards him. She had her homemade lemonade and a sandwich for him. She told him to call her Nana. Nana was always finding an excuse to check up on him. He smiled as she came closer.

“Here you go, Phillip. Be sure to drink lots of my fresh lemonade. And come into the house when you’re all done and get cleaned up!”, she gently ordered him

Kissing her soft cheek, Phillip said, ” Yes, ma’am.”

Smiling back Nana left him to eat and drink, while she went back into the house. Phillip couldn’t believe how long he stayed away from drinking his life away. Nana rescued him. And she helped him to start over and become a man once again. He loved the elderly lady. Her cooking was perfect, her smiles were sweet, and she knew how to handle herself. Taking a long sip of the iced cold lemonade, she had made for him, Phillip noticed a car pulling up into the driveway. The car was a small black Ford. It looked like used but was still in great shape. Then Nana came running out and hugged the young woman who was the driver of the car. She had on a plain colored tee and matching shorts. Her legs were short and she had curves on all the right places. If he had to guess, she was probably 5’2. Her hair was past her shoulders. Her brown wavy hair looked soft from the sun’s rays.

Remembering that Nana told him to take a shower, he headed to the back of the house.  Quickly stepping inside the house he grabbed clean clothes and headed for the shower.