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.