Review: A Robot in the Garden

 

Synopsis:

For fans of THE ROSIE PROJECT and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, A broken man and his damaged robot build an unlikely friendship-with some assembly required.

Ben’s really great at failing at things-his job, taking the garbage out, and being a husband. But when he discovers a battered robot named Tang in his garden, he decides to get out of his couch-ridden comfort zone. Without a crucial bit of machinery, Tang will stop working, and Ben can’t let that happen, especially since he’s already alienated everyone else he cares about. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben sets out to fix his new robot comrade and soon discovers that Tang might be just the thing to fix what’s broken in Ben. Funny, touching, and charming, A Robot in the Garden explores what it is to be a man, a sentient being, and a friend.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install is crazy, silly, funny, and sweet. I have never read a book quite like this one. One day a young couple wake up to find a robot in their garden. From there I got to enjoy the husband questioning the robot to feeling something for the sad looking robot that would hardly speak to him. The man fights with his wife over keeping the robot. She complains that it’s old, broken and can do nothing but sit and look at horses. Yet, as the story progresses I found out along with the man that the robot was more than just an old AI.

The robot had feelings just like any other human being. Soon, the sad yet dangerous journey into finding out the robot’s past life and getting it fixed new will tug at readers’ hearts just like it did for mine. Tang, the robot, is adorable. Like a little boy, the robot makes one laugh and cry and feel good. Tang also helps Ben find himself and help him finally heal after losing both his parents. His wife didn’t understand that until much later on…I guess it’s better to realize things than not to realize them at all. Love can heal and last forever…but it takes time and takes both people willing to love to work. A Robot in the Garden showed all this and more. Marriage isn’t easy nor will ever be but it’s definitely worth having if both want it. Deborah Install leaves many surprises and twists along the way that makes this an irresistible read. This was the first novel I have read by Deborah Install, and I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.

 

Review: The Lie

 

Synopsis:

This was no accident…Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.

I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes …Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist. Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women. Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves …

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Lie by C. L. Taylor is brilliantly told. This novel reminds me of the famous TV program called Pretty Little Liars. Both have a deep and haunting past that comes back to scare them in the present. Another similarity between the two is that the group of friends may look like they are super close to another but in reality they are much further than that think. Friends should know everything about each other…yet there are secrets that have been kept and someone knows. As with my favorite drama and suspenseful program, this too brings out a dark psychological tale that swallowed me whole. I never knew what to expect. The talented writer kept me guessing with every page. The Lie is indeed a perfect title for this stunning story. Readers will be captivated by the danger, drama, and the unknown factors that kept me on the edge of my seat. Dark, intense, and superb. I loved reading this fast-paced plot that kept switching between the past and present…exactly like my favorite show. C.L. Taylor’s novel, The Lie, has now become my new favorite read. I look forward to reading more by this writer. Overall, I highly recommend this juicy compelling read to readers everywhere.

 

Review: That Girl from Summer Hill

 

Synopsis:

Enter Elizabeth Bennet. Chef Casey Reddick has had it up to here with men. When she arrives in the charming town of Summer Hill, Virginia, she leaves behind a demanding boss at a famous D.C. restaurant and a breakup with a boyfriend jealous of her success. Some peace and quiet on the picturesque Tattwell plantation is just what she needs to start fresh. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage.
 
Enter Mr. Darcy. What Tate Landers, Hollywood heartthrob, and owner of Tattwell, doesn’t need on a bittersweet trip to his ancestral home is a woman spying on him from his guest cottage. Mistaking Casey for a reporter, Tate tries to run her out of her own house. His anger, which looks so good on the screen, makes a very bad first impression on Casey. Hollywood he may be, but he’s no sweetheart to Casey—and she lets him know it!
 
The plot thickens. Sparks fly—literally—when Casey is recruited to play Elizabeth Bennet opposite Tate’s Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Just brushing past Tate makes Casey’s whole body hum. As they spar on and off stage, Casey begins to think she’s been too quick to judge. Tate is more down-to-earth than Casey expected, and she finds herself melting under his smoldering gaze. But then Tate’s handsome ex-brother-in-law, Devlin Haines, who is playing Wickham, tells Casey some horrifying stories about Tate. She is upset and confused as she tries to figure out who and what to believe. As she finds herself falling for Tate, Casey needs to know: Is the intense, undeniable chemistry between them real, or is this just a performance that ends when the curtain falls?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux has just become my new favorite. Her characters spark an interest that is hard to ignore. The heated debates, the sexual tension, and the role of the characters creates an irresistible read. I found my myself intrigued from the beginning until the end. The Girl from Summer Hill is indeed very much like my favorite classic, Pride and Prejudice. Jude Deveraux’s writing is intense, dramatic, and romantic. I loved reading this story of hers as well as meeting these new characters.  I laughed, cried, and fell in love immediately.

Inside this brilliant tale, readers like myself get to meet a bold man who happens to be a very popular among the women and is a top movie star. Next, there’s a young woman who is a great cook, sweet, and finds the aka male movie star soaping his nude form out in the rain by her front door…she thought she was dreaming…they fight over it and she ends up hating him…only now that she sees him all the time and both playing leading parts in Pride and Prejudice…love may just be in the air. Then there are those electric sparks they both feel around another…maybe the Mr. Darcey and Elizabeth Bennet will find their happy ending in both the play and in real life. The Girl from Summer Hill is full of humor, wit, and romance. I can’t get enough of this juicy read and the plot that hooked me in all the way. Jude Deveraux is definitely a talented writer who brought out my favorite story and turned it into another amazing tale. I absolutely loved this novel, and I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.

Review: The Year We Turned Forty

 

Synopsis:

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also, get the opportunity to change their future.

Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he’s getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.

Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires.

Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two-year-old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she’s recently gotten engaged, with the two-carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love.

But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Year We Turned Forty by both Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is an intriguing and highly entertaining read. Readers will instantly connect with each of the three women inside this novel. Their journeys are realistic, quirky, and heart melting. Family, friendships, and love are the important themes inside this delightful new title. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have beautifully created a women’s novel that will have readers looking at their lives a little bit differently than before. We may never be able to change our pasts, but we should count our blessings for what we have and where we have come…

This is the first novel that I have read by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Their writing creates an imagery that sets readers straight into the plot. It feels like we, the readers, have become each of the leading female characters. Everything they have done said,  felt or even thought becomes our own. Amazing in how the emotional journey of fictional women pops off the pages and completely surrounds us. Lives have been lived and created…going back can have drastic changes on our future and they may not come out exactly they way we thought they would…even the best-laid plans fail. The tight knit of the friends and how they support one another brilliant way of luring readers deeper into the story of three strong independent women. I loved reading this masterpiece and I look forward to reading more by these two talented writers. A novel that will move readers…is definitely worth picking up to read. Overall, I highly recommend The Year We Turned Forty to readers everywhere.

 

 

Review: The Edge of the Fall

 

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Kate Williams, the new novel in The Storms of War trilogy finds young Celia de Witt embracing the Roaring Twenties in postwar London.

In the aftermath of the Great War, the De Witt family is struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives.

Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don’t know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep.

Celia, the de Witt’s youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Edge of the Fall by Kate Williams is definitely a must read for all. For fans of Downtown Abby, this is indeed a read that you won’t want to miss. Readers are brought back in time to the Roaring Twenties. A dashing, exciting, and bold time for those living in the time period.

The Edge of the Fall will leave readers in suspense even when they have come to the end…wondering what really just happened. The exciting life and ways of the people in London are truly an entertaining read. Drama, action, and a sense of intrigue created on every page. Witnesses are saying that a man has pushed his wife over the edge of the fall…did he really or is it a way of going after an innocent man? Then there’s a woman being sent cruel things…A cat goes missing…only to turn up dead…the mystery of who and why will plague readers into continuing their search for the answers as they keep turning the pages. Suspenseful, well-written, and characters that are believable will keep readers coming back to this novel every time. A murderer might just be living near you the whole time…and you won’t know it until his plan for freeing himself and you happens. The Edge of the Fall is a thrilling adventure, that will leave readers guessing and feeling goosebumps form on this skin as they dive further into the story. The tale feels so real, that readers will have a hard time shaking reality from fiction. I enjoyed reading this new title by Kate Williams. Her talent shines throughout her historical novel. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.

Review: Truly, Madly, Sweetly

 

Synopsis:

Sugar and spice and love that’s oh-so nice…

An inherited parking spot. That’s all it took to make Natalie Moran’s food truck dreams come true. But her dream space is attached to a bakery inherited by someone else—drop dead gorgeous Eric Schneider, a financial consultant who wouldn’t know a cupcake from a cannoli. And he wants to buy Nat out, no matter what she has to say about it.

Eric’s determined to build his own business, but he needs the super cute klutz with the cupcake truck to help. If Nat will teach him the basics of running a bakery, he’ll give her free kitchen time. Except…neither expects the heat burning between them or the possibility that their arrangement might become permanent.

When it all blows up, Nat is convinced his actions mean betrayal. It’s up to Eric to regain her trust and show her he’s a man who is truly, madly in love with her, before she disappears from his life forever.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer will scoop readers up by the dozens and trap them inside this delightfully funny read. A romance that is sweet, fast-paced, and realistic. Readers will laugh out loud at the all the crazy moments…that the main character Natalie seems to have. She’s always doing something bad but accidently to…non other than the ice cream man who gets her heart racing. But her heart isn’t the only one that is pumping like mad everything…Eric seems incapable of calming his heart nad his thoughts. She makes him want to pick her up and drive right into those fantasies of his…but he doesn’t nor does she until fate brings them together. It’s a miracle in getting these two together and tying their hearts together will be a whole different matter. Can they mix business and pleasure or will they unravel what they already got? Truly, Madly, Sweetly will leave readers asking for the next hilarious adventure by the talented Kira Archer. Overall, I highly recommend her novel to readers worldwide.

Review: Finding Home

 

Synopsis:

If you save a crumbling mansion, will it mend a broken heart? Feel-good, warm and romantic, FINDING HOME is perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson.

A month ago, Amy Wood had her perfect home, her perfect boyfriend, and her perfect job. Now she is broken-hearted, living in her parents’ tiny bungalow, and working in the local estate agents, in Bath.

At least, her new job keeps her busy. Rosemont Hall is a crumbling mansion riddled with woodworm, dry rot – and secrets. As Amy searches for the perfect owner to restore the house to its former glory, she begins to uncover pieces of the past that some people would rather remain hidden.

In her battle to save Rosemont Hall, Amy will encounter scary housekeepers, evil property developers, and handsome American heirs – and will discover whether the secrets of the past can bring her closer to the future of her dreams…

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Finding Home by Lauren Westwood is a brilliant novel that will have readers falling in love and laughing out loud. One woman ends up losing her dream job, dream living place, and her boyfriend of seven years all in twenty-four hours. Readers will be led on one journey to another in this highly entertaining read.

Finding Home was the first novel that I have read by this talent writer. Lauren Westwood knows how to keep her readers hooked from page one until the very end. Her characters come in a variety of personalities that will speed the plot’s face up even faster. Mystery, heartbreak, secrets….and much more can be found in this perfectly well-written contemporary romance. Lauren Westwood’s Finding Home will keep readers interested and peaked for the next new adventure. I loved reading this story and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

Review: The Second Chance Shoe Shop

 

Synopsis:

All Riley Flynn wants is to meet someone who makes her happy. But attracting the right kind of man is not easy, and with her heart still hurting from her last break-up, Riley believes she’ll never find love again.

A year ago, Sadie Stewart’s whole world was shattered when her husband, Ross, died. She has struggled to keep herself together for the sake of their young daughter, but with the anniversary of his death approaching, Sadie finds herself overwhelmed by grief.

Sadie and Riley work at Chandlers shoe shop, in the charming town of Hedworth. But when Chandlers is threatened with closure, the friends are confronted with the loss of not only their jobs but also their support network – the glue that holds them together when they are close to breaking.

As they put together a plan to save their beloved shop, Sadie realizes that she might just be learning to live again. Could it be that new beginnings are just around the corner? The campaign also finds Riley unexpectedly crossing paths with the charming photographer, Ethan. Maybe her second chance at love is right under her feet …

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Second Chance Shoe Shop by Marcie Steele is one adventure readers will definitely enjoy. A realistic telling of how life operates even for those who start off with everything and end up with nothing…Friendships that bond and form, at work that keep the characters together like one big family. I loved how the romances inside this brilliantly well-written tale kept me guessing and made it feel real. I can definitely see everything in the book happening to any human being. Sometimes it takes one tragedy to unite us all to pull through all of our tragedies. One person’s help may lead to another…and another. Soon the impossible starts to look a little less scary…but there’s still a long way to go yet. Marcie Steele has masterfully brought the reality of life into a highly entertaining read for all. There are both inner and outer struggles for each of the characters, even the bad guy changes in the end…and the sparks are flying high on every page. Readers won’t be able to get enough of this title nor of Marcie Steele’s characters. I loved reading The Second Chance Shoe Shop and hope that there is another book featuring the same cast of characters. Once you pick up this read, you won’t be able to stop reading. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Edge of Surrender

 

Synopsis:

The scorching-hot romance between Emma and Ryan that began in At the Edge: Alpha Crew Part One concludes in Part Two of this sexy, suspenseful adventure!

Ryan had one job: keep Emma safe at all costs. But after a night of passion, Emma takes off and Ryan soon realizes he’s not the only one looking for her. Can he figure out who’s after the beautiful government aide, and why, before she falls into the wrong hands…if she hasn’t already?

Emma’s fighting to get justice for her fallen comrades, but she can’t do it alone. She needs Ryan’s help, but that means trusting him–and dealing with the out-of-control desire blazing between them. Can there be any future for a marked woman and a man trained to kill? She hopes they live long enough to find out…

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Edge of Surrender by Laura Griffin is a short yet fast-paced action thriller that will instantly grab readers. From the first page, readers will feel connected and deeply satisfied with having picked this novel. The scenes are realistic and give a suspenseful edge to a story that is more than what readers think. Danger, intrigue, and hot sexy characters are all a part of Laura Griffin’s finest handiwork.

Laura Griffin never disappoints her readers. Every novel is brilliant. Contains everything readers need and want in a book. Readers that will cause you to let down your emotions…scenes that make your heart race, and sweat dripping from your forehead in anticipation and fear, from what might happen…Then there’s the kidnapping, near death experience, and the heated passion between two main characters. No other novelist can make readers say wow…with each and every new book like Laura Griffin does. Inside Edge of Surrender, one strong woman is fighting a fight but then life brings her help in the form a tough Navy Seal. Both might just find themselves on the edge of surrendering their hearts, souls, and lives…I absolutely loved reading this second exciting part in Laura Griffin’s new series. I am definitely looking forward to the third part, and I highly recommend this title to readers everywhere.

 

Review: The Haunted Heist

 

Synopsis:

Just because she can see the dead doesn’t mean Verity Long wants to spend her days hunting ghosts. Instead, she’s over the moon to land a marketing job at the local bank…until she finds her boss dead in the vault. Even her ghost friend, Frankie, knows that’s no way to start a career.

Glad to let the police take charge, Verity steps aside, bound and determined to keep her ghost sightings to herself. But when she learns the main suspect in the murder is a very crooked, very dead mobster, Verity knows it’s up to her to solve the case.

She teams up with her ghostly gangster buddy Frankie, as well as the irresistible and charming Ellis, as the three of them, search haunted mob hideouts, hidden passageways, and historic cemeteries for the facts behind the crime of the century–and a modern-day motive for murder.

Too bad uncovering the truth could make Verity the next victim.

Third, book in the new Southern Ghost Hunter mysteries. Can be read as a stand-alone.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox is one that readers will find hard to put down…her words make readers eager to read further to find out what happens next. This is the third brilliantly well-written mysteries with a bit of romance in the air and a paranormal mixture that will forever more entice readers to her novels. The eerie presence of ghosts, a murder, and one woman set out to make the main character’s life a misery of hell…is one stunning way to pull readers in from everywhere. Angie Fox is indeed a talented writer. I love her characters and can’t wait to read the next exciting novel.

Inside the Haunted Heist, Angie Fox, introduces readers to many new characters. Like those of a dangerous mob and who are presently dead and still hanging around as ghosts. Each one of these ghosts makes the story full with more humor, terror, and excitement. Spicy, raw, and intriguing. Frankie is a ghost mobster who is stuck living with Verity. A woman who can speak and see the dead and who accidently bound his spirit to her house. Both have to put up with each other. Then there’s the moment when Verity goes to the bank to land a much needed job only to find her new boss has been murdered. Talk about interesting…and last but not least, there’s Ellis. A police officer who knows about Verity’s way with ghosts and still has the hots for her…but it’s the issue of his mom that keeps Verity from pursuing Ellis as much as they would be like…Angie Fox has created a laugh-out-loud msyterious yet highly entertaining novel, that readers will fall in love with just from reading the first page. I definitely recommend this read to readers worldwide.

 

Review: The Cracked Spine

 

Synopsis:

Wanted: A bold adventurer who wants to travel the world from a comfortable and safe spot behind a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes. A humble book and rare manuscript shop, seeks a keenly intelligent investigator to assist us in our search for things thought lost, and in our quest to return lost items to their rightful owners.

Never an adventurer, no one was more surprised than Delaney Nichols when she packed her bags and moved halfway across the world to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine, a bookshop located in the heart of the city. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime, albeit a cryptic one, and Delaney can’t wait to take her spot behind the desk.

The Cracked Spine is filled with everything a book lover could want, each item as eclectic as the people who work there; the spirited and lovable Rosie, who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a nineteen-year-old thespian with a colored past and bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected. An extra bonus is Tom the bartender from across the street, with his cobalt eyes, and a gentle brogue—and it doesn’t hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt.

But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact goes missing, and Edwin’s sister is brutally murdered. Never did Delaney think that searching for things lost could mean a killer, but if she’s to keep her job, and protect her new friends, she’ll need to learn the truth behind this Scottish tragedy.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Cracked Spine by Paige Shelton is an absolute must read for all book lovers. A young woman is soon dismissed from her current position due to a lack of funds. She is now waiting for a job that will prove to be one great adventure. Little does she that one ad will give her a job that leads to an adventure of a lifetime. A job that is located out of states and into Scotland. A bookshop to be more precise. Once in Scotland, Delaney meets a wonderful cab driver who introduces her to new people. People who soon become a family to her. However, a mysterious job brings out a stolen object and soon murder. Delaney finds herself buried deep into a tragedy that she needs to solve or die trying to…

Paige Shelton’s most talked about novel, The Cracked Spine, is everything that I thought it would be. Adventure, suspense, romance, and murder…all in one brilliantly well-written book. Every page brings readers closer to the who, what, and why of the cases at hand. Can both the robbery and murder by tied and if so how? The Cracked Spine allows readers to travel far across the world to one of the world’s most fascinating places of all, Scotland. So much history and intrigue lies, within this beautiful country. Readers can tell that a novel this stunning took a lot of research, dedication and love. Paige Shelton’s writing is addictive. Her characters are fascinating and the scenes come, to life. Overall, I highly recommend this new mystery to readers who would love to travel without ever having to leave their home.

 

Review: Murder at Morningside

 

Synopsis:

Hat designer Missy DuBois opened her shop, Crowning Glory, along Louisiana’s Great River Road to cater to the sophisticated Southern bride. But bless her heart, who knew creating stylish wedding veils would lead to murder?

Hired to craft a veil for a socialite getting married at Morningside Plantation means Missy can bask in the height of the antebellum atmosphere. But when the bride is found dead in a women’s bathroom, Missy the milliner finds herself entangled in one unfashionable murder. With the list of suspects thicker than the sweltering Louisiana heat, including a gaggle of bridesmaids shedding nary a tear and a family with no shortage of enemies, it seems anyone at the mansion may have done away with the bride-to-be. While Missy has  a Southern charm to spare, she’s going to need more than manners and a manicure to put a hat pin on this murderous affair . . .

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting is an intriguing Southern slash historical murder mystery. The main character, Missy DuBois and her fashion guy friend are the perfect friends. Then there’s the front desk lady who seems to more than friends with the bride’s groom. Missy DuBois knows they know another and saw they arguing…about what she doesn’t know. But then it’s not soon when the mother of the bride finds out her daughter is late to a hat competition. The desk lady offers to look for the bride but only brings news that the bride wasn’t in her room last night and no one knows where she has gone. The only people concerned about the disturbing news seems to be the mother and Missy. Missy feels all of the drama around her…something is up…and when they bride is found dead…the suspects are in no short supply. Who had more motive or more reason to kill the bride and can Missy figure it out?

Murder at Morningside is fantastic. I loved reading this and I am happy to know that it’s the first one in the new exciting series. Sandra Bretting has captured my full attention from the front cover to the last page. The front cover is an accurate portrait of what lies ahead on the pages waiting for readers everywhere to read. Adventure, suspense, intrigue and a whole lot of drama are sure to follow readers as the race onward to finish this title in one sitting. Murder, love triangle and suspects everywhere will make this one must read for fans of Miss Fisher, Agatha Christie, Murdoch Mysteries, and Nancy Drew. Humor, excitement, and a large cast of amazing characters will keep readers hooked. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to readers worldwide.

 

Review: The Slient Dead

Synopsis:

When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally—his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the “what” or the “why” of this crime.

At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or family connections. Despite barriers created by age, gender, and lack of connections, she is mentally tough, oblivious to danger, and has an impressive ability to solve crimes.

Reiko makes a discovery that leads the police to uncover eleven other bodies, all wrapped in the same sort of plastic. Few of the bodies are identifiable, but the ones that are, have no connection to each other. The only possible clue is a long shot lead to a website, spoken only in whispers on the Internet, something on the dark web known as “Strawberry Night.”

But while she is hunting the killer, the killer is hunting her… and she may very well have been marked as the next victim.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: 

The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda is a thriller that will leave readers feeling cold with fear. An inside gateway to what the killer thinks and feels sends shivers down my spine. The dead are piling up, and the killer isn’t satisfied unless there’s constant bloodshed. Every bloodshed means the killer feels the world is not grey…and when it feels grey there’s bound to be another killing. The suspense is overwhelming.  Readers will find themselves buried deep in the case along with the female lieutenant. But the killer isn’t far from her heels…

Tetsuya Honda’s writing is clever, frightening, and suspenseful. Every page brings readers closer to the danger at hand. A killer that kills because the world is much better then when there’s no killing…no fighting.  The feel from the first kill sparked something into the insane, unstable killer whom a female lieutenant, Reiko, is out to catch. A strong independent woman who has a way of solving cases. Little does she know this one will take everything she has to solve or it might be too late. I also enjoyed the companionship that Reiko shares with an older doctor. Their friendship is refreshing and the family life, of Reiko’s, is an interesting one that many readers can easily relate to…Overall, I highly recommend The Silent Dead to readers everywhere.

Review: The Three Week Arrangement

 

Synopsis:

With him, there’s no faking anything

Ethan Chase isn’t interested in dating. After losing the woman he loved more than life itself, he’d much rather ride solo, but his family is dead set on fixing him up. To get them off his back, he hooks up with ultra-adventurous, ultra-temporary adventure photographer, Rue Campbell. All he has to do is survive three weeks in her orbit and he’ll be single again, only without the pitying looks and pressure to move on.

Rue is literally counting the days until her plane leaves New York City. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but being Ethan’s pretend girlfriend can’t hurt, right? Wrong. With Ethan, there’s no faking anything—in or out of the bedroom. With the sheets burning hot and the clock ticking on their arrangement, Rue realizes she’s falling for a man guaranteed to derail her goals…and break her heart.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Three Week Arrangement by Sarah Ballance is everything readers want it to be. Addictive, sexy, and super sweet. I loved both the plot and characters. Fast-paced, well-written, and highly entertaining. Readers will be laughing out loud as the follow two unlikely strangers on their journey of a three-week stand. Anyone going into a stand and agreeing it will only be three weeks is joking with themselves. Especially these two irresistible characters. I couldn’t get enough of both Ethan and Rue. Readers everywhere will love them as much as I do. I hope Sarah Ballance comes out with a book two so that us readers can see what happened after between Rue and Ethan and then there’s his single brother…

Sarah Ballance is a new author, readers everywhere will love. Her contemporary romance novel, The Three Week Arrangement, will leave readers asking for when the next hot romance comes out…I loved this title. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

 

Review: The Wedding Date

 

Synopsis:

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good romantic comedy perfect for fans of Jane Costello and Mandy Baggot!

Will you…date me?

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Wedding Date by Jennifer Joyce is hilariously sweet. A young woman is stuck living with her parents not because she hasn’t tried planning to move out on her own. In fact, she has tried several times…only with each plan failing on her. But Jennifer Joyce has created a spunky tough female who doesn’t give up…even when things look bad. From falling down on one’s face with a scrapped knee to getting to late work because of a hangover to lying about being mugged…and then to have the only man she thought she would marry to break her heart…Delilah has to be tough. It takes great courage to keep one’s head up despite all the obstacles life throws at one’s feet. Readers will be laughing out loud as they follow Delilah and her journey in finding her happiness. A story full of disasters, humor, and hope. I absolutely loved reading this novel.

The Wedding Date is a sweet romantic novel that depicts a tale of one woman in a great need for a man as her wedding date. Delilah has had her one man dump her and break her heart. Can she find a date for her, friend’s wedding and pull off finding a real man? Readers will be kept in suspense as to what will happen with Delilah. A good woman who intrigues readers from the beginning to end. Jennifer Joyce knows how to keep readers turning the pages with this realistic and fun tale. Readers can easily sympathize and relate to Delilah. The Wedding Date is by far the most exciting romance I have read. Overall, I highly recommend this read to readers worldwide.

Review: Behave

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Synopsis:

“The mother begins to destroy the child the moment it’s born,” wrote the founder of behaviorist psychology, John B. Watson, whose 1928 parenting guide was revered as the child-rearing bible. For their dangerous and “mawkish” impulses to kiss and hug their child, “most mothers should be indicted for psychological murder.”

Behave is the story of Rosalie Rayner, Watson’s ambitious young wife and the mother of two of his children.

In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College, Rayner was ready to make her mark on the world. Intelligent, beautiful, and unflappable, she won a coveted research position at Johns Hopkins assisting the charismatic celebrity psychologist John B. Watson. Together, Watson and Rayner conducted controversial experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs—and recast the sparkling young Rosalie Rayner, scientist, and thinker, as Mrs. John Watson, wife and conflicted, maligned mother, just another “woman behind a great man.”

With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a provocative fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose work influenced generations of Americans, and whose legacy has been lost in the shadow of her husband’s. In turns moving and horrifying, Behave is a richly nuanced and disturbing novel about science, progress, love, marriage, motherhood, and what all those things cost a passionate, promising young woman.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Behave by Andromeda Romano-Lax is definitely a must read for all women. This fictional biography piece is a fascinating historical tale that will drag readers down one promising young woman’s life as one life  moment spins her whole life downward…

Andromeda Romano-Lax’s stunning novel portrays a woman’s ambition, work, and motherhood. Behave explores the psychological, emotional, and ethical ways of a smart, attractive, and independent woman. A well-known scientist soon falls into motherhood by accident…and now she’s living, behind a man as nothing more than a shadow. As a student studying sociology, communications, and education this novel….was beyond amazing. It informs, educates, and shows readers…what life was like for women like Rosalie Rayner. Readers will be spellbound by this magnificent story. A most compelling and well-written novel. Overall, I highly recommend Behave to readers everywhere.

Review: Love, Reality Style

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Synopsis:

When cake-loving third-grade teacher Mary Grace Falcone receives a proposition of marriage from her germ-phobic boyfriend Ralph Ichy, her comfortable life is thrown into a tailspin. Should she marry Ralph? The man dubbed “the CEO of Antiseptic Hands”? Reluctantly, and despite the differing opinions of her best friends Jayde and Annie, Mary Grace accepts. Her decision gets her meddling mother off her back, but also lands her on a reality wedding show where the handsome host, Nick Charmin, unexpectedly falls for her.

Will Mary Grace choose hot Nick or faithful Ralph? Is the decision really hers to make? And, is a slice of cake actually the answer to all of their life’s problems?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Love, Reality Style by Judith Natelli McLaughlin shows readers what real love in the real world is like. It’s funny, sweet, frustrating…and once we realize who and how much we love that other person…it’s a beautiful ending.  However, Mary Grace Falcone has so much she’s got inside her that her own worst enemy is herself. Fear of her love and future marriage not working out is keeping her from her own happiness with a great man who loves her. Sure he may not be hot like the other man chasing her but he’s got his priorities straight. But a lot of trouble is in store for these two. Sure it’s easy knowing what you want…but it’s getting there that’s difficult and a bit rocky  for these interesting characters.

Judith Natelli McLaughlin  knows how to paint a stunning yet realistic portrait of love and marriage. She brilliantly takes readers on the roller coaster ride of a lifetime. After all, marriage and true love only happen once for most people. This tale was romantic and funny. Love, Reality Style is definitely one romantic comedy that readers everywhere will love. Overall, I highly recommend this title to readers worldwide.

Review: The Girl You Lost

Synopsis:

Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain of losing their child has never left them.

Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?

When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her daughter and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into the dangerous and disturbing territory.

Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft is brilliant. Readers will be automatically transported into the thrilling plot. A story that is well-written and dripping with suspense on every page. I was wowed from the beginning and glued in until the last page. This was the first novel I read by Kathryn Croft. A promising writer who talent shines throughout this dark, edgy, and chilling read.

Inside The Girl You Lost, readers will be taken a mother’s journey to  risk her life only to find her daughter. Two parents having lost their child and tried to pull back up from that devasting day…are now told that someone has information on their child. But then..all is lost when that someone goes missing. A hope has built up inside the mother and may lead her to a worse or same destiny as her daughter. Readers can easily sympathize with the mother and father inside this read. Danger, suspense, and intrigue all hang in the air and send readers down a dark path. A path that they may never return from ever again…

I loved reading this riveting title, and I highly recommend it to readers worldwide. Kathryn Croft doesn’t disappoint…and once you read the first page…you will be sucked into a terrifying novel ever written.  The Girl You Lost is definitely a thriller all must read.

Review: Deep Dark

Synopsis:

The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful young woman murdered at home. No sign of forced entry. No motive. She’s obviously not the killer’s first victim, and Reed’s instincts tell him she won’t be his last. Reed’s first clue comes via a mysterious text that links to a dating profile, but even more intriguing than the clue is the person who sent it.

As a white-hat hacker in the Delphi Center’s cyber investigation unit, Laney Knox sneaks into some of the deepest, darkest corners of the Internet looking for predators. Laney would prefer to stay away from Austin PD’s most recent murder case, but she can’t ignore the chilling similarities between that crime and her own brutal attack years ago. Laney offers to help the sexy lead detective, but he wants more from her than just a promising tip—Reed wants her trust. Laney resists, but as their relationship deepens she’s tempted to reveal the closely guarded secrets that could make her a key witness…or the killer’s next victim.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

WOW…Laura Griffin has done it again! I don’t know how she does it but all of her novels are absolutely stunning. Not one book is a bad apple…This latest novel of hers, Deep Dark is definitely a must read. For anyone who loves cyber crimes, forensics, and hot steamy romances then this is for you!

Laura Griffin’s talent never surprises me anymore. Her work just keeps on staying amazing book after book. I love reading her novels. There’s always a deep dark and intriguing mystery case to solve and sexy hot heroes for readers to fall in love with…as well as a fast-paced plot full of danger. Deep Dark is highly intensifying with suspense, romance, and a crime that will leave readers feeling chills down their spines. Laura Griffin will always keep readers on the edge of their seats, especially with this hot new novel. Overall, I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere. There is a reason why Laura Griffin’s books are my favorite…they pack so much heat and intrigue that it’s addictive.

Review: At the Edge

Synopsis:

Dive into Part One of this heart-pounding romantic suspense story, which continues in Edge of Surrender: Alpha Crew Part Two!

When Emma Wright’s government plane goes down over the Philippine jungle, she’s forced to survive alone until an ultra-elite SEAL team goes in after her. As the leader of Alpha Crew, Ryan Owen is no stranger to challenges, but he’s never tackled anything quite like this sexy, smart, and resourceful woman. The mission is to get Emma home safely, but the danger is everywhere, and Ryan’s unexpected desire for Emma could be a deadly distraction.

Back home in California, Ryan’s mission is over—but Emma’s has just begun. She knows her plane crash was no accident, and she’s determined to uncover the truth about what happened—even if her quest for answers puts her at risk. Torn between duty and desire, Ryan searches for a way win Emma’s heart while protecting her from an invisible enemy who wants her dead.

The thrilling conclusion to this Alpha Crew romance is just weeks away!

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Laura Griffin is one of my all-time favorite romantic suspense writers. Not a single one of her novels ever disappoint readers. Mind blowing plots…irresistible characters…believable situations and suspense that keeps readers turning the pages. Readers will love this latest novel by Laura Griffin. At the Edge is book one of a brilliant new series by this talented writer. Readers will be kept on the edge of their seats as they follow the characters at their edge…

At the Edge by Laura Griffin is a must read for all. This stunning novel has it all. Suspense, danger, and the hot sizzling romance that happens between the two main characters. Both Emma Wright and Ryan Owen are a perfect match. They both need each other as they plot continues. Readers will feel the sense of adrenaline kick in as the danger builds and the sparks fly…At the Edge is definitely one novel I highly recommend to readers worldwide. Laura Griffin brings readers the best stories.

Review: Off the Hook

 

Synopsis:

Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. Perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, the Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers—each of whom is a great catch.

Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.

The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam just reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Off the Hook by Laura Drewry is one hot sexy read that will leave readers falling in love.Three amazing men, a family legacy, and trouble in the form of an ex. One of the brothers will be surprised and everything from the past will hit him harder than he thinks. A once upon a time romance that seems to not have died out at all…Laura Drewry sure knows how to lure readers in deep. The plot is addictive and moves by fast. The characters are well-developed and leave you following them along as the story unfolds.

Off the Hook is an extraordinary journey that readers won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Laura Drewry’s novel captivates readers from the beginning and holds onto them throughout the pages. Every page builds up, with an intense emotion that will soon break between two interesting individuals. The family roots and the way they all work hard together to pull up…is amazing. I love family relationships that were portrayed within this exciting read. The romance is enticing…and so is the brotherly love. Overall, I highly recommend this beautifully written story to readers everywhere.

Review: Murder at Fontainebleau

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Synopsis:

In the latest Elizabethan mystery by the author of Murder at Whitehall, amateur sleuth Kate Haywood investigates deadly machinations unfolding behind the scenes in the magnificent French court.

1561. Queen Elizabeth’s throne is threatened as Mary Queen of Scots—pushed in every direction by opposing and powerful forces—declares herself the rightful Queen of England. To discover her rival’s next unpredictable move, Elizabeth dispatches a party of trustworthy intimates to Mary’s court at Fontainebleau. Chief among them is Kate Haywood, who finds that the glittering balls and genial banquets conceal a web of poisonous ambition that soon turns deadly.

When a beautiful and disruptively flirtatious member of the visiting party is murdered, Kate suspects that the man who stands accused has been set up to discredit Elizabeth. She vows to find the real killer, but the French court is a labyrinth unlike any she has ever navigated before—and at every turn there are more traps set to spring.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Murder at Fontainebleau by Amanda Carmack is brilliant. This tale spins a whole new light on a historical figure. I loved how Amanda Carmack keeps readers in suspense. Readers won’t know what is really going on until it happens…the plot is steady paced but leaves readers hanging onto every word and turning every page. It’s hard to stop reading this historical mystery novel once readers begin reading it.

Murder at Fontainebleau has everything readers want. Mystery, suspense, intrigue, as well as twists and turns filled on every page. Spies are at hand…as well as sinister motives…death is at hand…and one woman is determined to figure it all out…the question is will she be able to before it’s too late? Readers will find themselves buried deep within this story’s dangerous walls and following right behind Kate as she uncovers the truth. Overall, I loved reading this well-written title by Amanda Carmack, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

Review: The CEO’s Unexpected Child

Synopsis:

CLAIMING HIS CHILD…AT ANY COST 

A shocking fertility clinic mix-up has resulted in Luca Moretti fathering a child with a woman he’s never met. There’s no way the CEO will walk away from his baby girl. But he has thirty days to convince her distractingly beautiful mother to do exactly what he wants.

Widow Claire Douglas is still reeling from the loss of her husband when she discovers a stranger has fathered her child. And the rich bachelor will stop at nothing to gain joint custody. How can she possibly fight a man with such money and power…and a charm she can’t resist?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The CEO’s Unexpected Child is a must read for all. This is one hot romance readers can’t miss. The juicy plot by Andrea Laurence takes readers into a tale about a man and woman who have lost a lot…only to find hope and maybe love too. A woman who can’t get pregnant and then does…but finds out it’s not her cheating dead husband’s kid. It’s the child of a rich Italian man who thought he would never have a kid let alone another chance to create one with a woman. He went through a tough life…graduating high school with his diploma in a wheelchair and battling a cancer, that may take his life…he thought he was completely sterile…until a woman enters his life. One woman who ended up pregnant with his donated sperm…

Andrea Laurence is a master at creating a romantic sweet story that will blow readers away. Her characters are well-developed and her story is extraordinary…it will take a miracle for two individuals to find the happiness, love, and hope that is brought to readers in this novel. Somehow Andrea Laurence ends up bringing readers a promising hot read. Inspiring, motivational, and perfect for anyone that loves a big happy family. Overall, I highly recommend this novel to readers everywhere.

Review: Mean Sisters

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Synopsis:

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and Mean Girls.
A sassy, hilariously funny murder mystery where the closest bonds of friendship might just kill you…!

Margot Blythe is a twenty-something year old who can’t seem to let her college glory days go. After all, everyone deserves a family of ‘sisters’ like she had. When she’s invited to speak at her alma mater, her homecoming reception isn’t exactly what she expected. Tragedy strikes and Margot has to step up, especially when foul play is suspected.

She’s going to save her fifty frazzled ‘sisters’, keep the suspicious (but dangerously cute) police officer at bay and find out the truth – could a sister have committed such an unimaginable sin as murder?

Margot is going to learn the real bond of sisterhood and maybe, just maybe, discover where she truly belongs.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Wow! The Mean Sisters is a novel women cannot pass up on…this read is everything readers want. Humor, friendships, mystery and a bit of hot sparks flying around…Lindsay Emory is a talented writer. Her novel reminds me of Legally Blonde in a way of the whole soroity house thing. Readers will get an insider’s view to the going ons within a very top close knit soroity house. The girls seem like the super sweet women but not all of them are nice…espeically like the campus cop, Ty Hartfield who was teased badly for his weight. It takes until the end for Margot to remember who Ty was…but then again there was a lot going on within her soroity group. Things she didn’t think would happen but did.

The Mean Sisters is an absolute must read for all. The laughter, tears, and dedication is amazing. Lindsay Emory shows readers a realistic side to sorioties. They can be both good and bad…like say blackmail, sex ring, and murder all wrapped up inside of one house. A house full of many suspects…and as the plot unfolds…Margot and Ty find themselves trying to find a murder…and it’s hard for Margot to think one of her sisters can be anything but good. However, she starts to find things suspicious after several incidents inside the house happen. Readers will be hooked from the beginning. This read is addictive and well-written. The characters are super believable and intriguing…I hope Lindsay Emory writes another book featuring the soroity sister, Margot and her new friend Ty Hartfield and what lies in wait for them next. Overall, I highly recommend this delightful novel to readers everywhere. I loved reading and can promise you won’t be disappointed.

Review: If the Prospect Pleases

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Synopsis:

Rediscover this classic romance from bestselling author Sally Laity. Journey along with Annora Nolan as she flees Philadelphia for Wyoming in reply to a rather vague advertisement for a housekeeper that, “if the prospect pleases,” may lead to matrimony. When she arrives before her letter of acceptance, Lucas Brent doesn’t know what to do with her—except to allow her one month’s trial. Also includes a bonus historical romance, The Mountain’s Son by Gloria Brandt.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

If the Prospect Pleases by Gloria Brandt is a heart melting read. It’s the kind of story that grabs readers and takes them straight into the novel.  This Christian romance, is alone that readers everywhere will fall in love with…the characters are so realistic and the scenes come to life. I loved the adventure and excitement as well as the msytery of what Annora Nolan would do next. Where her journey ends will keep readers in suspense. The ending was perfect…I can’t say much without giving it away but If the Prospect Pleases, is definitely a must read for readers worldwide. Family loss, death of loved ones, prayer and even friendships are all covered beautifully in this tale. I highly recommend this brilliant story readers everywhere. Gloria Brandt will instantly suck readers into her novels…I can’t wait to read more by her in the future. I loved reading this new title. 

Review: One Hot Summer

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Synopsis:

Welcome to Dulcet, Texas, home of the legendary Briscoe Ranch Resort, where one woman will discover that even love is bigger in the Lone Star State.

Celebrity wedding planner Remedy Lane is Hollywood royalty—until a scandal sends her packing to the wilds of Texas. She has a knack for leaving disaster in her wake, but she’s determined to reboot her career at Briscoe Ranch, a luxury resort known for extravagant weddings. Little does she know that weddings don’t happen at the resort without the approval of the town’s cowboy-swaggering, too-hot-for-his-own-good fire chief, Micah Garrity.

ONE HOT SUMMER
Micah knows trouble when he sees it, and all it takes is one glimpse of Remedy’s princess airs for him to know he’s met his match. Too bad he can’t stop thinking about her—even when she brings about one disaster after another at the resort. He and Remedy clash at every turn, but they can’t stop the sparks flying between them. They come from such different worlds—does love stand a chance or will this fire burn too hot for either of them to handle?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

One Hot Summer by Melissa Cutler will heat readers up faster than a match tossed on a bale of hay. Inside the hot, sexy, and addictive read, readers will be intrigued from the beginning. The characters may come from opposite worlds and may differ in how they handle things but their personalities, passion, and desire burn hotter than coals. It’s hot summer and one determined wedding planner keeps casuing one problem after another. It’s no wonder both her and the fire chief can’t get along. The sexual attraction is so strong it’s funny watching the cheif wrestle with his lust for the woman determined to be his enemy…how he keeps his hands off until she let’s him…shows how much of a real man and gentleman the cheif is. Women would love a town hero like him to help them out half as much as does for Remedy…only time will tell what’s in store for these two heated individuals. Stubborn, sassy, bossy, and strong- Remedy and Micah make for one hell of a read.

Melissa Cutler is definitely a writer to watch for…her characters will instantly drag readers deep into the fast-paced plot. One Hot Summer is a well-written contemporary romance that is hard to stop reading. I loved this story. A cowboy fire chief and a wedding planner are two characters that will tug at the hearts of many readers. Hot, messy, and complicate is exactly what a real romance is like and Melissa Cutler has perfectly portrayed that inside this novel. Overall, I highly recommend this title to readers everywhere.

Review: The Rejected Writers’ Book Club

 

Synopsis:

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southsea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member’s reputation—and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they’ll face their fears—landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children—and have the time of their lives.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Rejected Writer’s Book Club is a sensational read that will send readers on a journey for a life time. This story is funny, daring, and energetic. For fans of Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, and Janet Evanoich than this is definitely for you. Readers will be amazed by the strong bond of friendships these characters have created inside of their neatly organized group. I love anything that deals with reading, writing, and books and this novel by Suzanne Kelman was just the perfect read I was looking for…

A new woman moves into town and is invited to join a group of women. Here readers will be pulled in automatically as the fast-paced plot unfolds with every page. The humor, adventure, and suspense will keep readers turning the pages all night long. When news comes in that will shatter their group completely they set out on a trip to undo the chance of that ever happening.

The Rejected Writer’s Book Club is a fascinating novel for women that won’t be forgotten. The characters are interesting and highly intriguing…and the plot as so much that could or could not happen that readers will be glued to every page wondering what’s next. Suzanne Kelman has a raw talent in drawing her readers into a world of laughter, fun, and memories of a life time. I loved reading this well-developed story and look forward to reading more by this author. Overall, I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere.

Review: Slip of the Tongue

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Synopsis:

Sadie Hunt isn’t perfect—but her husband is. Nathan Hunt has her coffee waiting every morning. He holds her hand until the last second. He worships the Manhattan sidewalk she walks on. Until one day, he just…stops. And Sadie finds herself in the last place she ever expected to be. Lonely in her marriage.

When rugged and sexy Finn Cohen moves into the apartment across the hall, he and Sadie share an immediate spark. Finn reveals dreams for a different life. Sadie wants to save her marriage. Their secrets should keep them apart, not ignite a blistering affair. But while Sadie’s marriage runs colder by the day, she and Finn burn hotter.

Her husband doesn’t want her anymore. The man next door would give up everything to have her.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Slip of the Tongue is a fiery yet stunning read. Readers will be blown away by Jessica Hawkins novel. A marriage gone cold, empty and lonely…until a hot stranger moves in close by… Finn Cohen is the sexy neighbor right across from a couple experiencing martial issues. A perfect husband turns a cold shoulder to his wife because he has learned about one of the secrets she has kept from him…but he doesn’t know how to talk to her about it. Then there’s his wife…Sadie who assumes her husband is cheating…he won’t have sex with her nor talk to her anymore. This is where hot sexy and irresisitible Finn comes to play the hot good guy. He knows she married and technically so he is…but he wants her. Will Sadie choose her faithful husband of seven years or go to sexy Finn over a few doubts?

Jessica Hawkins novel, Slip of the Tongue, is funny, sexy, and sweet. Frustration and worry on Sadie’s part leads her to a path she wouldn’t have  normally gone if her husband only would talk her. Marriage is rough but there’s nothing rougher than when you don’t know what’s causing the cold shoulder from a spouse until it’s too late…The sex is hot and steamy and the emotions are flying everywhere from sad, lonely to anger than to complete bliss. Readers won’t experience a better thrill ride than the one this brillianly well-written novel gives them. I loved reading this story, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere. Jessica Hawkins doesn’t dissappoint.

Review: The Seal’s Rebel Librarian

 

Synopsis:

The second in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL and the librarian who brings him to his knees.

Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He’s home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband’s voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin’s promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

The Seal’s Rebel Librarian is exactly as the title states. Inside of Anne Calhoun’s novel, readers will see that even librarians have a bet of a wild streak. Erin is a woman with a sexual appetite that hasn’t been quenced since her divorce…plus, she’s had a bad experience with husband in breaking her word…and when she promises the Navy Seal that what they have is only for fun…they both feel bad when she ends their relationship. But bad boy Jack won’t let the sexy sweet Erin go just yet…

Anne Calhoun knows how to entice her readers and drag them in deep. Hot, sexy, and daring is what this stunning story is. Read te first page…and you won’t let go until you have read the very last page. Once yo finish you will be begging for the next hot novel by Anne Calhoun. Her story are more than just words that generate heat and emotions from her readers…they are a chance to live wild and break free. Live life daringly. The characters are brilliant. So real and tempting…if only there were more Jacks out there and more women willing to live like Erin…the world would be a happy place. Erin is indeed the Seal’s Rebel Librarian. I loved reading this hot military romance. Overall, I recommend it to readers everywhere. It’s a romance readers don’t want to miss.

Review: Unlucky in Love

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Synopsis:

Kristen Collins is cursed. It’s the only explanation for this recent run of catastrophes. She’s lost her brand-new car and a winning lottery ticket, and her ex-boyfriend just drove off with all her possessions. She’s even lost the empty office that’s been her lunchtime sanctuary. Plus, the new hire who’s taken it over is precisely the kind of impending heartache she knows to avoid, from his intense gaze to that irresistible crooked smile.

Developer Aiden Scott plans to stay at the Denver architecture firm just long enough to prime it for takeover. A job like his can’t get personal. Yet from the moment he collides with Kristen, he’s smitten. He wants to save the stunning interior designer from every crazy scenario she winds up in. But who’s going to save him when his business agenda shatters Kristen’s trust?

Turns out, love’s a lot like luck. You don’t know just how good you have it until you stand to lose it all.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Jill Sanders has done it again in her lastest novel, Unlucky in Love. This title alone should be enough to lure readers in instantly. We all have been unlucky in love…and here by a talented writer, we see this story. Most may think well it’s romance a romance novel, of course the character is always to get the love of their life and it’s going to be a happy ending…blah..blah…blah.

However, most romance critics will be surprised at how different this particular story is. The character in this read, begins having the ideal lifestyle…until real life comes in…breaking apart everything she has or knows. Now, Jill Sanders has brilliantly taken her fictional world and made it into a very realistic one. One that all readers including the tough romance critics will love. We have been there and had the good stuff taken away from us as well as losing all we had or held dear to us. Plus, we all have been hurt by someone we loved or cared about…and that’s what this story shows us. A real life modern contemporary romance that digs deep into its readers hearts and doesn’t go.

Unlucky in Love by Jill Sanders is rough, unpredictable, and very realistic. But it also, shows that even though we have lost everything in our lives that doesn’t mean our life ends right there…Especially, Kristen Collin’s life doesn’t. As readers read on, they willfind out how so and why not. It shows us how we can keep moving our feet…and somehow heal and fall in love again…Maybe, fall in love again. For Kristen Collins and Adien Scott love is up in the air waiting for them to asorb it. Will Kristen be able to accept what life has dished out for her or toss away what could very well be the best the thing ever?

Jill  Sander’s romance novel is perfect. I absolutely love reading her novels and this one beats them all. I highly recommend this beautifully woven story to readers everywhere. Unlucky in Love is one readers won’t want to miss.

Review: Dangerous to Know

 

Synopsis:

SHE’S TOO GOOD TO BE BAD
A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust—and get into the bed—of his newest target, the sexy, fiery Colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…

HE’S TOO BAD TO RESIST

Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her—but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Dangerous to Know is exactly as it sounds. From the moment Zoe laid eyes on on the hot, dark, and mysterious alpha male in the bar…she knew he was dangerous. Mercer knew being with Zoe was dangerous for him. Inside of his line of work, he couldn’t let himself run his mission based on his undeniable attraction to his target…but his gut told him he couldn’t deny her anymore than he could deny his work. Something about her is pulling him deeper than anything he knows…

Dawn Ryder knew exactly what she was doing when she wrote, Dangerous to Know. It’s hot, sexy, and addictive. Readers are pulled instantly into both characters. Their attraction to one another is irresistible. The emotional and physical relationships between both Zoe and Mercer is one that will leave readers melting on the floor and melting multiple times. Absolutely, love the realistic feelings that both characters struggle with…Mercer wants Zoe not just for her body but wants her trust and love too. Mercer is the kind of man every woman dreams of…he’s tough, confident, and a bit cocky at times. But when it’s someone he cares about he will go to any lenght to protect that person even if it means dying for that person. The journey is beautifully written. Readers won’t be able to find a more realistic romance story than this one. Overall, I highly recommend this hot novel to readers everywhere.

Review: Promise Lodge

 

Synopsis:

“Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace.” —RT Book Reviews

It’s a better life, a fresh start–and a heaven-sent second chance. Founded by three Amish sisters determined to put misfortune behind them, Promise Lodge is a colony where faith’s abiding promise can be fulfilled–and love can make all things new…

Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She’s also hoping the change will help her son Noah’s heart, to heal, after his broken engagement. But his former fiancée, Deborah, is looking for a fresh start too. Filled with regret, and cast out by her dat for a reason she can’t yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness.

Deborah is the last person Noah expected to show up at Promise Lodge. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he’s reluctant to accept her apology–even if the Old Order ways demand he try. If only he could obey Christ’s most important commandment: love one another. But one thing is certain–his mother, aunts, and their beloved Preacher Amos will do their best to help him get there.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard is perfect, sweet, and inspirational. I love reading this title. The story was everything I look for in a good Christian romance setting. The Amish are a great community to learn from, laugh with, and fall in love. They are also, the most hard working individuals too. The Amish characters are strong and courageous. Noah is the by far my favorite male character. He’s been hurt, yet he still strives hard to be successful in life and he’s irresistible…then there’s Deborah. She harshly turned Noah away…and now, life has somehow brought them both together again. But will it work?

Promise Lodge holds promise yet for two Amish young people. Time will only tell if they can learn to heal,  forgive, and move forward. Charlotte Hubbard’s talent is one to keep a watch for…her writing takes you places. Dreamy, sweet, lighthearted places that will take readers deep into a plot that will forever hold their hearts. Inspiring how obstacles arise and characters rise to meet them. No matter how hard the situations nor how confusing they may be…the good always succeed. I loved this romance novel. Overall, I highly recommend this beautifully told story, to readers everywhere.

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: Kidnapped by the Billionaire

 

Synopsis:

Get lost in the deeply passionate, darkly sensual new novel from Jackie Ashenden, Kidnapped by the Billionaire.
He kissed her the way he’d run her down, conquering her, taking her…

A priceless plan. An illicit attraction.
Seven years ago, billionaire-turned-bodyguard Elijah Hunt lost everything he had—his family, his future—and now he wants revenge. But when he decides to kidnap the daughter of the man who ruined his life, Elijah gets a lot more than he bargained for. Violet Fitzgerald is nothing like her corrupt wealthy father. In fact, she’s so disarmingly independent—and irresistible—that she just might be dangerous…

And a love that’s too good to be true.
Violet never thought she’d feel a connection to her captor. But there’s something beneath Elijah’s steel-bodied exterior that makes her want to know him more deeply…and surrender to his every demand. But once Elijah’s erotic fantasies become a reality—and he and Violet develop a real romantic connection—he finds himself in a quandary: Is he still the one in control? Or has Violet imprisoned him—body and soul?

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Kidnapped by the Billionaire by Jackie Ashenden is super hot, dark, and exciting. There’s never a dull moment inside this suspenseful read. Readers will be taken deep into a secretive world built upon masks and lies. One woman will finally learn the about the evil and hurtful truth about her family. Her mom doesn’t love her, her dad was going to send her off to a bad man, and many lives were killed. A family business that is more about money than being a family. There are just some things a woman doesn’t want to know…Jackie Ashenden sends her readers the best of the best action and edge of your seat novel. Kidnapped by the Billionaire will set your heart racing and lead you straight into danger. Overall, I highly recommend this brilliant well-developed story and believable characters with a realistic edge to readers everywhere.

Review: Covered Bridge Charm

Synopsis:

Carly Blosser may not match the typical description of a conservative Mennonite woman—unmarried at 27, living alone, and careening around her Oregon neighborhood on a pink bicycle—but she has a soft heart for the elderly Mennonite residents at Sweet Life Assisted Living Facility, where she works as a caregiver. When Carly’s plans for a new volunteer program go awry, she shifts her focus to one lonely resident named Martha. Adam Lapp, a wood shop instructor at Sweet Life, joins with Carly to reunite Martha with an old flame before her 85th birthday. Carly and Adam’s hunt involves carved initials on covered bridges, digging up the past, and the appearance of a newcomer, who hinders the budding romance between the two. Soon, new clues sweep them all in a harried race to the finish line where love is sure to be the ultimate prize.

My Rating: 5 Stars

My Review:

Covered Bridge Charm by Dianne Christner is absolutely a must read for all. This exciting yet sweet Christian romance will entice readers from everywhere. The build up of tension on both of the protagonists’ sides is intirguing. Readers won’t know which way the wind will blown when it comes to Carly and Adam. This was my first read by Dianne Christner. After reading this perfectly well-written story, I am definitely on the look out for more of her novels. The ending will leave readers wondering…and wanting more by this talented writer.

Covered Bridge Charm is romantic, funny, and a mysterious. Readers will be left hanging in suspense, when Adam and Carly are around each other. At first it’s like the two are dodging bullets but then something changes both of them…One moment is all it takes for for readers to fall in love with this amazing novel. I could see and hear every scene as if I were actually there. That is what I love about reading this brilliant heart melting and swoon worthy read. A real man that makes a woman blush and sweeps her off her feet is one to behold, maybe Adam is just that guy.  As they say opposites attract and that’s exactly what Adam and Carly are. However, Carly is plain looking, super sweet, and talks a lot. Plus, she’s always in one scrape or another. Can a man like Adam handle a generous loving and independent woman like Carly or will they both lose out on a chance of a life time? Readers beware, once you open this up, you won’t be putting it down until you finished reading the last page. Dianne Christner will lure readers in like a moth to a flame with her irresistible plot and charming characters.  Overall, I highly recommend this romance to readers everywhere.

Review: The Seal’s Secret Lover

Synopsis:

The first in the Alpha Ops novella series that features an alpha Navy SEAL who meets his match in a buttoned-up firecracker who is hiding a passionate side.

Logistics director Rose Powell agreed to chaperone her grandmother on a guided tour of Roman ruins on one condition: her brother Jack would come with her. But when Jack backs out, his best friend and fellow SEAL Keenan Parker takes his place. Without a working cell phone, Rose’s orderly world drifts into dreamy days and hot, secret nights in Keenan’s bed. Keenan left the Navy but never made it any farther than Istanbul, much less to a viable future. Until he does, he’ll show Rose things she didn’t know about herself. Can he give his heart and his future to the woman he promised his best friend he’d never touch?

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

The Seal’s Secret Lover by Anne Calhoun is a novel that will heat up a reader’s night like a match to gasoline.  Never have readers felt a novel that shows them how to both open their hearts and bodies to the unknown. That’s exactly what happens here in Anne Calhoun’s sizziling read. Readers beware of the heat because this book only gets hotter with every page.

A woman who hesitates to complete a task…but only will do it if a specific person comes with her. Just as the agreement is sealed…it crashes hard and fast. Rose Powell is now in a hot seat. She is filled with taking on the task hands-on and that won’t be the only thing that her hands will be busy with.  Keenan Parker magically takes the place of the a man whom he made a promise to and now, with a woman like Rose near him, that promise will be difficult to keep. The instant these two characters meet, the faster the novel spins forward. A man like Keenan is what every woman needs. Someone who makes her laugh, and feel wanted…The Seal’s Secret Lover, leaves readers with intrigue as they read on to find out what happens.

This was the first novel I have read, by Anne Calhoun, and it was everything I could dream of. Fun, sexy, exciting is exactly what The Seal’s Secret Lover is. Readers won’t be disappointed with this military romance. Readers will still be thinking about Rose and Keenan until Anne Calhoun’s next brilliant masterpiece. Overall, I highly recommend this well-written story to readers everywhere.

Review: The Spring at Moss Hill

 

Synopsis:

Kylie Shaw has found a home and a quiet place to work as an illustrator of children’s books in little Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. No one seems to know her here—and she likes it that way. She carefully guards her privacy in the refurbished nineteenth-century hat factory where she has a loft. And then California private investigator Russ Colton moves in.

Russ is in Knights Bridge to keep his client and friend, eccentric Hollywood costume designer Daphne Stewart, out of trouble. Keeping tabs on Daphne while she considers starting a small children’s theater in town doesn’t seem like a tough job until he runs into Kylie. Her opposition to converting part of the old hat factory into a theater is a challenge. But his bigger challenge is getting Kylie to let loose a little…like the adventurous characters she depicts in her work.

Kylie and Russ have more in common than they or anyone else would ever expect. They’re both looking for a place to belong, and if they’re able to let go of past mistakes and learn to trust again, they might just find what they need in Knights Bridge…and each other.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

The Spring at Moss Hill by Carla Neggers is one fascinating romance. One that comes tapping the characters on the shoulders unaware. Or at least one of them is captured unaware. Carla Neggers never disappoints her readers. There’s always a new surprising story filled with adventure, suspense, and romance. The Spring at Moss Hill will show readers a realistic way of how one man sweeps a woman straight into his arms and into his heart.

Inside The Spring at Moss Hill, readers will get to see a fresh personality in a leading female character. Kylie isn’t just the average of your mill character. She has a creative side to her that is highly remarkable. Yet, unlike the characters she creates she is more shy to the outer world. In her books is where she comes out more adventureous than she seems. But then there’s the good looking stranger who is tempted to show Kylie how to let her hair down. Something about Kylie lures Russ to her. Like a moth to a flame both Kylie and Ross can’t ignore what they feel. However, there’s never an easy simple way when it comes to falling in love. Each of Carla Neggers’s characters needs to get past their own issues before everything else can fall into place. The question is can they do it, or will they let a blooming romance fade? Overall, I have loved reading this beautiful, creative and intriguing novel. I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Fighting Dirty (spoiler alert)

 

Synopsis:

With the life he’s led and the muscles he’s gained, Armie Jacobson isn’t afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter’s effect on him. It’s not just that she’s his best friend’s little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that’s all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.

Good girl meets bad boy. It’s a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they’re both about to learn what’s truly worth fighting for…

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster is one hot sizziling romance that readers won’t be able to stop reading. Her novel shows readers the hard life of one very young man. His mother left and then he has to deal with a no good excuse of a father. But that’s not all. Soon, a young rich girl will make his life uneasy. Then her father also, goes after him. Armie was lucky. The only good thing he had in life was his best friend. A friend that knew the truth and went out of his way to help protect Armie. However, his past comes back to nip him in the rear. He struggles with how it will affect his friends and the woman he loves. A woman that loves him despite knowing his past and the women he’s been with. But Armie keeps trying to push her away. But she’s determined to make him fall and accept her. Will Armie make it through his past and accept his love for the woman in his life or will everything be ruined?

Lori Foster has done it again in her latest novel. This story is packed full of real life drama. A male hero who doesn’t have the best life growing up, and has people after him. Then there’s his undeniable attraction to a certain woman and he’s feeling the stress. Readers will fall in love not only with the MMA fighter, Armie but also, in love wiht his woman, Merissa. Merissa is the good girl who is tough as nails when it comes to fighting for her love. However, someone is after her making things hard. Two lovers fighting their way through life and struggling with where they will be when their fights are won. Intriguing, hot, and absolutely entertaining. I could not stop reading. Fighting Dirty is well-written and the characters are well-developed. The plot is fast-paced and will instantly lure readers. Overall, I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere.

 

 

Review: Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

 

Synopsis: 

Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her book-loving pen pal. When she arrives, however, she finds Amy’s funeral guests just leaving. The residents of Broken Wheel are happy to look after their bewildered visitor — not much else to do in a small town that’s almost beyond repair. They just never imagined that she’d start a bookstore. Or that books could bring them together – and change everything.

There’s a book for every person … and a person for every book.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a highly intriguing novel. Readers will love the brilliant way this story is organized. Letters between two people. One is still alive and the other is dead. The living one is a lover of reading and is left in a delicate situation. It’s amazing how small of a town Broken Wheel is and how only a handful of its people are doing everything to keep it going. Readers will be taken deep into a whole new territory, that will leave them wondering what happens next. Katarina Bivald’s talent is fresh and exciting.

Readers will find themselves dragged into a novel that speaks of other great reads in way that is new. One way to bring the love of reading and books to audiences all over is to write a novel detailing a young woman’s adventure to a small-town. Broken Wheel is indeed the smallest town readers will be sent to and it’s there where the journey begins. Two women living in different parts of the world exchange letters about the books they recommend. One day, Sara comes to Broken Wheel to meet Amy. However, she finds that Amy has died recently and now, Sara is a tourist left in town that has little to offer. But that doesn’t stop her or the handful of residents that try making the town as wonderful as possible. Everyone wants Sara to like their small-town. Nobody expected what nor how a stranger like Sara can bring about a change that, will forever make their town differently. Readers will laugh out loud with this msyterious place and its residents. Sara is also, one remarkable woman, who takes on a challenge and sets her life in a new direction. I loved reading this well-developed story. At first, the plot begins slowly but once you entered into Broken Wheel and experienced its residents lifestyles then it speeds up faster then you expected. Overall, I highly recommend Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Headed for Trouble

 

Synopsis: 

SHE’S A SMALL-TOWN GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS.
Nine years ago, Neve McKay fled her small Southern town and disapproving family to seek a career in the big city. Now she’s finally coming home-and hoping for a fresh start. But the relationship that shattered her world still haunts her. And even among her nearest and dearest, she doesn’t feel safe. . .

CAN THIS BAD BOY BE THE ANSWER TO HER PRAYERS?
Ian Campbell is a pure Scottish muscle-as hard and handsome as they come. But when Neve walks into his bar, his heart melts. . .and he vows to have this gorgeous and somewhat vulnerable woman in his life-for better or for worse. What is Neve’s tragic secret? And how can Neve expect Ian to protect her, when doing so could put his own life at risk? The only thing Ian knows for sure is that he will do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm’s way-and in his loving arms. ..in Headed for Troubleby Shiloh Walker.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Shiloh Walker is a talented writer bringing readers a novel that they can really connect with on every level. Headed for Trouble is a must read. We all have been there in one point of our lives, where we make big decisions that can affect our whole future. Most times these decisions leave or lead us back home, where we once started out. This is where readers will find Neve McKay. Neve sets herself up for trouble the moment she’s back home.She left home for a job and is now back. Readers will be intrigued as to why she doesn’t connect immediately with her family, when she first arrives. It’s funny how news gets around, when you’re not ready to annouce it yourself. That, is where Neve is left. The announcement that she’s back makes its rounds and her family hears of it. They wonder why she hasn’t come to them first but soon all that unfolds, in this magnificent plot. A story that will both entice and lure readers every time. Also, there’s romance in the air. First night back home, and Neve falls hard for the pub guy, who happens to own the pub. He immediately wants her the first time he lays on eyes on her as she walks through his pub. Something greater than fate, is pulling them into each other. Readers will love these realistic, funny, sweet and charming characters. Unforgettable scenes that will keep readers turning the pages. Overall, I loved it and I highly recommend this to all. Headed for Trouble the perfect romantic read.

Review: Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Synopsis: 

Welcome to the charming seaside town of White Cliff Bay, where Christmas is magical and love is in the air…

Penny Meadows loves her home – a cosy cottage decorated with pretty twinkling fairy lights and stunning views over the town of White Cliff Bay. She also loves her job as an ice-carver, creating breathtaking sculptures. Yet her personal life seems frozen.

When Henry and daughter Daisy arrive at the cottage to rent the annex, Penny is determined to make them feel welcome. But while Daisy is friendly, Henry seems guarded.

As Penny gets to know Henry, she realises there is more to him than meets the eye. And the connection between them is too strong to ignore…

While the spirit of the season sprinkles its magic over the seaside town, preparations for the ice sculpting competition and Christmas eve ball are in full swing. Can Penny melt the ice and allow love in her heart? And will this finally be the perfect Christmas she’s been dreaming of?

Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously heartwarming novel down.

Spend the perfect Christmas in White Cliff Bay this year. Snowflakes on Silver Cove coming very soon.

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

Christmas at Lilac Cottage has a way of warming everyone’s hearts. Readers will be left smiling and waiting to read the second novel by Holly Martin. I love anything with a bit of romance and this story was definitely everything I expected and much more. Holly Martin’s story is developed, funny, and sweet. The chemisty from both Penny and Henry make for an interesting read. As for Henry’s daughter, readers will love her too. Family, love, and a new hope can be found in this exciting yet charming romance. Christmas seems to have the power of drawing in two lonely individuals and bring them together for readers everywhere to enjoy. Holly Martin’s words will tug at your hearts and leave you waiting for the next installement. Overall, I highly recommend Christmas at Lilac Cottage to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald

Ghostwriter Anonymous by Noreen Wald is a mystery to die for and one that readers won’t be able to put down. As a writer trying to make her way through the industry, I was able to put myself into the main character’s shoes. Even if you don’t write, one can easily relate to Jake O’Hara. She’s a woman who dreams big and doesn’t give up easily. Suspense hangs thickly on every page. With so many suspects, readers will be left guessing as to who is behind the murders and why. Noreen Wald has also, woven a sense of humor and a bit of romance into her stunning world of fiction.

Jake O’Hara is a ghostwriter. She attends meetings with other ghostwriters called Ghostwriter Anonymous. Here, we meet other writers like Jake, who have the talent to write their own novels, but choose to ghost write to help pay their bills. As every writer knows it’s hard to make a name for one’s self. Jake attends one of her meetings, when two of her fellow members talk about one of the issues they are expereincing. A member asks Jake to come with her, because she had something important to share. But Jake had an important meeting to attend. Soon, Jake learns that the member was murdered. If it’s not bad that one of your friends and members of the Ghostwriter Anonymous group turns up dead, it gets scarier when another member also turns up dead. Then there’s Jake’s latest employer. A woman who has enough money and msytery that Jake believes she might be the killer. But is she? Noreen Wald’s writing is so intriguing that readers will be begging for more. I loved reading every page of this brilliant piece and look forward to reading more. Ghostwriter Anonymous is definitely a mystery that I would highly recommend to all. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

 

Review: The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe

The Light of Day by Kristen Kehoe is the very first of her novels that I have read. I couldn’t believe just how amazingly the story was woven together. A new adult romance that can be read without having read the first book in this series.  The characters are so life-like it’s hard to believe it is world of fiction that is beautifully crafted by a talented writer.

There is something special about The Light of Day. Readers will immerse themselves into a world so hauntingly close to our own that it’s stunning. Two individuals are in rehab for two different reasons. A young woman does everything she can just to get her mother to notice her then one day realizes what she’s doing and why. Just as she’s about to take on her life with her feet planted firmly on the ground, she ends up meeting a man. Not just any man, but one who was injured from his career and is burying himself in his drinks and tons of one night stands. Then there she is… a young woman who draws him in like a magnet. What will become of two broken souls and their undeniable chemistry? Kristen Kehoe knows exactly what to give her readers and how to entice them into her glorious world of romance. I am hooked. I can’t wait to read more by Kristen Kehoe and would highly recommend her novel to all. I rate The Light of Day five out of five stars.

Book Review: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart

Nirvana by J.R. Stewart is a masterpiece unlike any other I have ever read. Readers will instantly be drawn into this stunning high quality of fiction with many interesting themes to keep readers hooked all night long. J.R. Stewart’s novel takes reality and evil to a whole new level.  The plot is complex, fast-paced and intriguing. Suspense that leaves you breathless and your adrenaline pumping like a roller coaster ride at a theme park. Readers will never know what to expect next with this talented writer. I definitely recommend this bone chilling read to readers everywhere.

Nirvana is the most captivating novel of all. Nothing is what it seems. Nightmares will seem like a thing of the past, after reading this story. The first book in a trilogy series, readers will see tons of technology as they follow the characters. Technology takes over life. Simple things we don’t take for granted are gone and the danger is very real. Nirvana is a place where virtual reality is taken to new heights. Follow Larrisa on her search for whether or not her husband, Andrew, is still alive or hiding within Nirvana and why. Many people want her to believe he’s dead and make his death a reality just by signing a piece of paper. But, then there’s Serge who has secrets and desires that may help Larissa find the truth. J.R. Stewart’s fictional world is one that will be remembered for a life time. For fans of Avatar and Hunger Games, this is for you. I can’t wait to read the next brilliantly well-written book in this intoxicating new series. I loved reading Nirvana. Overall, I rate this spectacular work five out of five stars.

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Monty & Me by Louisa Bennet. This is the first book I am reading by this author. I have found it hilarious and charming. I love it and highly recommend other animal lovers to read this, as well. Below is a synopsis of the book.

The first book introducing loveable, dog-detective Monty!
You might think that dogs can’t understand us… but you’re wrong.

Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly rational animal. So, when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track the killer down.

Luckily, he manages to find a home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who’s investigating the case. But, with her colleagues turning against her, and the wrong man collared, she’s going to need a little help…

 

Review: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale

An uplifting, beautiful story about never letting go of your dreams, the special magic of a family Christmas… and the rush of falling in love under the mistletoe.

Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But, with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?

Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale is a magnificent romance that is perfect for the holiday season. Christmas being brought back to life to a family that lost all happiness. Jenny Hale has beautifully crafted a sweet and addictive novel that will forever lure readers in…

Two families, having gone through their own family struggles, are swept up and brought together. One man who works his way through life, missing out on who he is and what he wants, all because of his father who passed away… that is, until a very special woman steps into his life, bringing joy and laughter back into his family’s home once more. Then there is her little boy who latches himself to the man and breaks through the toughest interior. Only time will tell what fate has in store for both the characters and their families. Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses is, indeed, just that. Kisses that bring two people closer, and Christmas wishes that might become more than a wish. I highly recommend this spectacular family centered romance to readers everywhere. A bright and cheerful, yet inspiring, story from Jenny Hale. I look forward to reading more by this brilliant writer. Overall, I rate it a five out of five stars.

 

Book Review: I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges

I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges is a reader’s guide into deep realistic side of being plunged into a political battle where everything can go wrong so fast. I loved how real the characters were and how they portrayed real life in a fictional way. Intriguing, hot, and a suspenseful read. I could not get enough of Cheris Hodges’ amazing novel. Readers will fall hard and fast for this writer’s talent with words. One remarkable story told in the most heated ways possible.

I Heard a Rumor by Cheris Hodges in indeed a must read. Readers will be taken into two characters’ lives. A woman lawyer whose whole life gets turned upside down, all due to a man whom she thought was the one for her. It turns out that he’s nothing but a cheating jerk who will use anyone to get his way. She looses her job in a firm and heads out for a vacation. A vacation where one very hot, sexy man does all he can to pry her open and read all her layers. But, then she does the same for him. He’s pretty much in the same boat as her. A woman he married turned out to be nothing but a blackmailing, sex ring leader. The FBI are now after her and she’s doing all she can to make her husband sink down with her. Can Cheris Hodges’ two characters find a connection with one another and find a way to fix their lives once they resurface back to their worlds?

I highly recommend reading I Heard a Rumor. It’s not only hot, sexy, and refreshing but also gives readers a sense of what real politics are like. I thinking this is one fictional read that will forever lure readers in an educational and entertaining way. Overall, I loved reading it and know everyone else will too. I rate it a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Give It Up by Lori Foster

Lori Foster has done it again. Inside her latest novel are three very hot reads. Readers will be left breathless and begging for more by this talented bestselling writer. Her words come to life bringing readers into her characters’ shoes. It’s almost like you’re living the characters’ lifestyles. Vivid, hot, and intriguing Give It Up will lure readers in fast and easy.

Give It Up by Lori Foster is a fabulous must-have for romance readers. Her collection starts off with Some Like It Hot. Inside this story we find that one doctor has it in for his best friend’s secretary. Her outfit isn’t sexy nor does it make her look sexy, yet to Dr. Cary, everything about her entices him. She lures him in deep. Nora turns him down constantly until her girlfriend convinces she try letting loose. That, and that Dr. Cary hasn’t, and won’t give up on getting her to say yes to him.  There’s nothing like a hot man who goes after what he wants and fights for it.

Then there’s Playing Doctor. Dr. Axel, Cary’s best friend, is a player when it comes to women. One night stands are all he wants until he meets a beautiful woman, who turns him on at a party. Turns out that she’s a virgin and much younger than his 31 years of age. But, hot damn, she’s gotten under his skin in ways no woman ever has. Axel turns the lustful and gorgeous woman away after he finds out that she’s a virgin and younger than him. He has his limits. The world must really hate or love him because his next ob-gyn patient turns out to be that same hot, incredible woman. She’s there, all naked for him, and frustrated as ever seeing that it is him. She wants the pill. But, not after seeing him. Next thing Axel knows she leaves his office. But, can he come to his senses and find her before it’s too late?

Last but not least, He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, is just as hot, if not hotter. Lori Foster surely knows how to write convincing scenes and believable characters. Axel Dean’s brother, Brooker, has a thing for the beautiful woman next door to him. She has a thing for Brooker but knows that he’s with another woman and she doesn’t want a man who’s attached to another. But, what she doesn’t know is that Brooker’s girl started it up with his brother and that gives him the chance to call it off with her and be with the one woman he wants. But, first, he has to convince Frances that he’s free, unattached and wants only her as his woman. Will Frances be convinced and take the chance with the sexy hot Brooker next door, or not?

Overall, I loved reading these stories by Lori Foster. She is definitely one of my favorite romance writers and her compelling, yet beautifully well-written, novels give readers a lot to look forward to. I would highly recommend reading these new stories to readers worldwide. After the first page, you will be looking for more… and you will fall in love with this collection as I did. A spell binding romantic getaway for readers. Fresh, tempting and raw romance at its greatest moments. I rate Give It Up a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Forever This Time by Maggie McGinnis

Forever This Time by Maggie McGinnis is the kind of forever romance that will leave readers feeling good and begging for the next installment. I choose this novel because nothing is forever and my curiosity was exploding. Maggie has beautifully spun together a story that will lure readers deep into the romantic plot that gets exciting with every page.

Forever This Time is indeed just that. Two highschool sweethearts living the old cliché romance that we all see in movies. However, this one ends up surprising not only the guy that goes all out and proposes to a woman of his dreams, who has said yes, but to us readers as well. A girl who can’t wrap her mind around the love that her and her boyfriend have. It’s the kind that she’s always dreamed of and it’s happening. Now, after ten years away from each other and the pain of rejection, both are going through the Forever This Time moment again. Ethan wants to shut out his feelings for Josie but saying is harder than doing. Josie has come back and she has a lot on her plate. Her father has a stroke and may or may not recover, then there’s her mom, and now, the awkward moment of seeing Ethan again. Does he hate her? He should..

I highly recommend this brilliant cozy romance to all. This novel by Maggie McGinnis is fresh, bold, and charming. I loved every moment. Readers will leave the confines of their homes and travel deep into the shoes of Josie and Ethan. So much history, passion, pain, and a lot to learn before fate seals the deal. But will it be a happy Christmas or a sad one? Readers must grab a copy and read on to find out! I promise it’s worth reading. Overall, I rate Forever This Time a five out of five stars.

2 Book Reviews in 1! (Samantha Chase)

The Christmas Cottage by Samantha Chase is indeed a romance that will win the hearts of its readers. The story is about a character who doesn’t seem to believe in love and then begins to wonder if it does indeed exist or not. Lacey Quinn is helping her best friend get a cottage ready for the after wedding. Little did she know that fate was about to bring her the one man who turned her away at 14. Ean Callahan turned Lacey away back when he was 18. She surprised him by kissing him one day during a family setting. He never told her but that one kiss made him want more. After coming back home early, Ean is surprised to find Lacey inside the family cottage. After sneaking up on her they he finds that his sister has arranged for both him and Lacey to set up the cottage using a huge binder of things she wants done. Unrealistic stuff. He and Lacey are soon snowed in and are stuck spending a night together..will the cottage work its magic and bring them love?

I enjoyed reading this cozy romance by Samantha Chase. Her characters are so real and the troubles that come are something to be read by everyone. Readers won’t e able to stop reading until the last page.. Luckily for me, Samantha Chase has wonderful written and gave her readers an extra story to read as well. It’s just as beautifully enchanting as The Christmas Cottage. Family and friends are great but when they are always worried that you dont know what’s best for you it’s hard to test out the waters and find the courage to just believe what’s there right in front of you. Check out the next stunning romance below:

Ever After by Samantha Chase is a continuation from the The Christmas Cottage. Ava Callahan gave up her wedding celebration to her best friend and brother after finding out that her and her fiance were not meant to be. Ava feels like her happily ever after won’t be happening and has come to terms with it. Until, a very sexy man, like Brian comes to see her. Brian is her ex-fiance’s best friend. He tried to tell Ava that her and his best friend were not meant to be, but Ava didn’t want to hear it. And with a scorching kiss that night from Brian, Ava felt her world come alive. But she was engaged to Brian’s best friend. Shaking the kiss away and Brian, Ava heads out for disaster. Now, Brian is all she can think about. And Brian is a patient man. But is he patient enough to show Ava that she doesn’t need The Christmas Cottage to find her happily ever after? Or will Ava push the only man perfect for her away?

Ever After is the perfect ending to this incredible collection of romance stories by Samantha Chase. I absolutely love her stories. The characters pop off the pages and lure readers straight into a Winter Wonderland full of choices, hot men who will fight for what they want, and two stubborn women who learn what love is really like. Overall, I highly recommend reading these and many more by this talented writer. Her novels will surely win over any reader. I rate these romance tales a five out of five stars and look forward to more brilliant masterpieces.