Monday, April 24, 2017

Chance for Home by Traci Hunter Abramson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!







Book Summary:


Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she’s found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he’s a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she’s after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she’s trying to escape, she’s out of luck. Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he’s dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancée, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan’s teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben’s sister will pose as Ryan’s new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between fact and fiction is blurred, and the very real feelings that develop between the couple are undeniable. But when faced with the interference of conniving exes, family objections, and the reality of their very different lives, are Ryan and Kari destined to strike out in the game of love?


My Review:

I really enjoyed this book, it caught my interest from the get-go and held it until the very last page. Kari was one of those too good to be true girls. She was sweet, kind, caring, loyal and supportive. I kept waiting for her to have some sort of flaw, she was the kind of person everyone wants to be friends with. I wanted to punch that creep Austin since he two-timed her! What a punk! Then she meets Ryan, a professional baseball player, teammate, and friend to her own brother! When sparks begin to fly and then things get tough, I wasn't sure if they would make it, but I was rooting for them the whole time! It was interesting to think of how hard it would be to date someone who is a professional baseball player and the crazy schedules that they keep. Let alone the craziness of the media, you really have little privacy. Abramson really let you get a look into the life of someone who plays sports professionally. This book is definitely a home run! Go pick up your copy!


Happy Reading!!!


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Caribbean Rescue by Cami Checketts, Book Review




Book Summary:

Zack Tyndale was destined to win gold in the 2012 Olympics, but he tripped and shattered his own dreams. Running from his controlling father and the compassion in everyone’s eyes, he buys an island in the Caribbean where he can live blissfully alone. 
Madeline Panetto’s graduation present is a trip sailing around the Caribbean on her father’s yacht. Unfortunately, her father is a pirate, and when there is an uprising on his ship, she escapes and crash-lands on Zack’s island. 
Can these two find refuge from the pirates and with each other?



My Review:

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Vicar's Daughter by Josi S. Kilpack, Blog Tour



Book Summary:

Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society. There's only one problem: her older sister Lenora, whose extreme shyness prevents her from attending many social events. Lenora is now entering her third season, and since their father has decreed that only one Wilton girl can be out at a time, Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.

Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle's heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted in a new town and in his new position.

A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister. Her good intentions lead to disaster when Cassie realizes she
 is falling in love with Evan. But then Evan begins to court Lenora, thinking she is the author of the letters.

As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar's daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love?


My Review:

I was sort of blown away by this book; I honestly expected a good regency, but this was amazing! Cassie who is the youngest of six daughters to the local vicar cannot "come out" until her older sister is married. She feels it is so unfair, which come on, I am with her, it is completely unfair! Why does she have to wait for her sister? It is crazy, but anyway, that is the rule of their family! So Cassie has this brilliant idea that she will write to a potential suitor for her sister, as if she is her sister! So then if her sister is settled, she can be out in society and enjoy all the fun she has been missing out on. So she sends off the first letter posing as her sister Lenora, and it just spirals from there! She quickly becomes embroiled in a bigger mess than she ever could have foreseen and I kept wondering how and if it would ever resolve so that all involved would be happy and content! I could not stop reading, I just loved Cassie's story, and watching her grow and change. This is one regency I will not soon forget! Grab a copy and settle in your favorite chair because you will not be moving until you have read every last word!


Happy Reading!!!

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart by Jennifer Moore, Blog Tour & Giveaway




Book Summary:

Australia, 1814

As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales. Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman much to the chagrin of her male counterparts. Hardened by the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted.

Daniel Burton is a lucky man. Sentenced to death for his role in a horse-race scandal, Daniel was granted reprieve thanks to the influence of his wealthy relatives. Now, rather than death, Daniel faces exile in Australia an opportunity to put past mistakes behind him. But when he purchases land with the intention of farming it, he unwittingly arouses the wrath of his new neighbor, Sarah. What begins as a battle of wits, however, soon becomes a warm friendship and perhaps something more. But when Daniel's secret past is revealed, will Sarah be able forgive yet another deception?


My Review:

I was pleasantly surprised by this new and interesting world that Moore took me to! I am used to reading regency era novels set in England and this one is an adventure in and of itself simply by the setting being in New Wales. The idea of free people and then convicts who have been banished living and working together was unlike anything I have ever read before. I really enjoyed Sarah's story, it was unlike any I have ever read. Unraveling her feelings and background took time and patience and I was right there with Daniel, trying to figure Sarah out, step by step. I think any regency fan will love this book set in Wales! It is refreshing and full of unique perspectives you will not find in other books!


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Deadly Inheritance by Clair Poulson, Blog Tour & Giveaway



Book Summary:


Andi Buckner and her twin brother, Bolden, have had enough of the rough streets of Detroit. When they can no longer bear the drugs and abuse within their home, the twins make their escape: Bolden to the military, and Andy to wherever the wind takes her. With few belongings and no specific destination, Andi eventually finds herself across the table from a kind old man in a quaint café in Spring Hollow, Montana. Louis “Gramps” Granger, a retired cop, takes Andi under his wing. Andi soon finds a peace she’s never known as she roots herself in the small town, working at the café and living in a cabin on Gramp’s property. But her peace is short-lived. . . When an enemy from Gramp’s past murders the old man, Andi’s need to see justice served draws her into an investigation far beyond her own abilities. But hundreds of miles away, her twin brother senses her despair and heeds her silent plea for help. Andi is soon reunited with her brother as well as with Bolden’s friend, private investigator Mason Crowther. Together, the trio delves into a mystery and soon discovers that the murderer’s motive goes far deeper than any of them imagined. With the truth almost within reach, they find themselves directly in the path of a killer who will stop at nothing to finish what they’ve started. . . .

My Review:
I have been a long time reader and supporter of Poulson and his writing. I was happy and excited to read his newest release, especially since it had the whole twin thing going on and was set a in a small, rural town. It seemed like the perfect setting for a good mystery! I really liked Andi and her twin brother Bolden. They could sense when the other one was hurting, scared or in danger, that part was pretty cool. The murder mystery was a tangled web of I have no idea who could have actually done this, it went it a lot of different direction. It seemed like it could be many different people, so that aspect was good because it wasn't an easy one to solve. My one major issue was the way the book was written. I felt like it did a lot more telling than showing going on. The conversations didn't seem authentic to real life and I felt like it was too contrived. While I still enjoyed the story, that detracted big time for me and it was much harder for me to enjoy the book.

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Happy Reading!!!





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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Timeless Anthology: A Season in London, Book Review



Book Summary:

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas by Elizabeth Johns, Heather B. Moore, and Rebecca Connolly.

POOR RELATIONS by Elizabeth Johns
As a ‘poor relation,’ Emma Standrich has already pre-empted her dismal Season by applying for a governess post. Her aunt and cousin are kind enough to sponsor her, but in truth, Emma is just waiting for it to all be over. Emma’s grief over the death of her brother while in military service casts a pallor on everything else in her life. When Colonel Shelton, the man who was her brother’s superior, asks her to dance at her first ball, Emma is more surprised than anyone. But she has questions for him, and soon she’s caught up in an intrigue she wasn’t expecting—both of the heart and the mind.

EDWARD & EMILY by Heather B. Moore
As a second son, Edward Blackwood never anticipated becoming heir to his family estate, or the need to find a wife and secure that inheritance. But with the death of his older brother, Edward is thrust into a life he never wanted. When his mother encourages him to be kind to his long-time neighbor Emily Foster, a girl he’d hardly paid attention to while growing up, Edward realizes that returning home might not be such a set-back after all.

A SPORTING SEASON by Rebecca Connolly
Daphne Hutchins is no simpering female who aims for a husband with a fortune. In fact, she’d be more than happy to live her life free of the heartache that men seem to bring. So when she sets out to play the fool in front of the ton during her first Season in order to send all eligible men running, she’s quite unprepared for James Woodbridge. Bored, but with a sense of family duty, James arrives for the Season, anticipating going through the expected motions befitting any gentleman. What he isn’t prepared for is Daphne Hutchins and the way she completely upends his heart.



My Review: