Thursday, May 24, 2018

Perfect Set by Melanie Jacobson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

Bree Mercer is an ambitious sports reporter who has risen through the ranks to land her dream job. Basking in the sun, sea, and seriously cute guys in her new singles ward, things couldn't be better. That is, until she's assigned to write a feature on the one person she can't stand—professional beach volleyball player Kade Townsend. A typical cocky athlete, Kade's previous attempt to woo her was foiled by Bree's hard-and-fast rule: don't date athletes. Ever.

Kade loathes the media, and for good reason: when his hard-partying ways were exposed by a reporter who claimed to be his friend, the scandal rocked his entire family. Now reformed, Kade has put his life back together, and he has no interest in talking to reporters—least of all Bree Mercer. But when the pair is thrown together despite their best efforts, their chemistry is undeniable. They can't seem to put the brakes on their feelings—until their connection threatens Bree's reputation and Kade's hard-won redemption. Now they must decide if there is a place for love in their plans for the future. 


My Review:

I loved this book so much! It was easy to get into and stay into it! Books that bring you in from the first page and keep you interested until the very end are hard to find and this was one of those books! I loved Bree from the get-go, she was smart, spunky and straight forward! A girl I could get behind! And Kade was a mystery to be figured out, I wasn't sure if he was some one I was going to like or not like. I loved the pace of the story and learning more about reporters and about beach volleyball. I truly enjoyed every moment of the story and I would recommend it to any one of my friends!!!


Happy Reading!!!


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Unforgettable by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, Blog Tour & Giveaway!



Book Summary:

Haley has always admired her strong-willed great-grandmother Grisa. The woman survived the disappearance of her husband and thrived after her immigration to America at the beginning of World War II. But when a shocking telephone call from a detective in Germany turns Haley's life upside down in an instant, she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her heritage.

The body of Ulrich Krauss has been found, and the renowned toymaker and artist has a shocking connection to Haley: he is her great-grandfather—not missing but murdered. Now, at the request of her ailing great-grandmother, Haley travels to Germany to seek answers. What she finds instead are more questions and a growing sense of danger dogging her every step. Protection appears in the form of Joshua, an attractive man from Haley's past who is in Germany on business. 
Together the pair embarks on an emotional quest for the truth, only to discover that a generations-old plot is very much alive, and there are those as determined as ever to keep the facts surrounding Ulrich's death hidden—even if it means silencing his great-granddaughter for good.


My Review:

I always love a good action/suspense novel and Unforgettable did not disappoint! I was glad to find that Hinrichsen wasted no time in starting the action and as a reader you find yourself straight in the middle of it! The back story and all of the different parts made it so interesting to read. I appreciated seeing a glimpse of the past and then being brought into the future to figure out, along with Haley, what actually happened to her great grandfather! ( I wish he had lived, but if he had then it wouldn't be the great story that it is!)Then added into the mix was Joshua and Haley had a Holmes to her Sherlock! If you truly enjoy action/suspense novels then you will like Unforgettable!


Happy Reading!!!


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Miss Wilton's Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack, Blog Tour







Book Summary:

A follow-up to Josi S. Kilpack's bestselling Proper Romance title The Vicar's Daughter.

Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls’ boarding school. She is different in Bath—more comfortable with herself—and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there.

When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine—Lenora’s newest and most troublesome student in the school—is Mr. Asher’s niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.

When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever—until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.

Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.

My Review:

I absolutely loved Lenora's story! I remembered her from Kilpack's previous book and I was delighted that she decided to write about Lenora. Lenora is not your typical main character. She is shy and quiet, she has anxiety and moments of panic...which made her more real and relatable to me as a reader. Catherine, her new student, was such a pain in the rear! I had no idea how she was going to handle her. Then Mr. Asher appears, the uncle who has taken in his niece Catherine, and Lenora is not sure how to feel about him. There are so many twists and turns in this story and at points I felt like there was no possible way the ending could turn out happy for anyone! Kilpack kept me reading until the very last word; I could not put the book down, I tried! Hey, who needs sleep anyway? You will love Miss Wilton's Waltz, I highly recommend Lenora's story!


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!




Book Summary:

The roads in and out of Paris are heavily guarded, but the dead have easy passage out of the city. A ragged old woman transports the coffins of the most recent victims of the guillotine and is waved on unimpeded. Later, the same crone watches five French aristocrats step out of their coffins unscathed. Not beheaded but spirited away to safety by that most elusive of spies: the Pimpernel. Or, as she's known in polite society, Lady Scarlet Cavendish.
When not assuming her secret identity as a hero of the French Revolution, Scarlet presents herself as a fashionable, featherbrained young widow flitting about London. In truth, this fa├žade is merely a diversion designed to conceal her clandestine work in France. Among members of the doomed French aristocracy, the Pimpernel is renowned for her bravery and cunning. But when tasked with rescuing handsome Comte Matteo Durand, she faces an unprecedented challenge: she is falling in love with the man. If ever there were a time to keep her head, it is now— because in a world brimming with intrigue, she is not the only one harboring secrets. And if Scarlet doesn't take care, Madame la Guillotine may finally catch up with the Pimpernel.
 



My Review:

This is such an interesting read! Set during the French Revolution there are some ugly, gruesome, and frightening parts that I wish I didn't have running through my mind, but the stage had to be set for the Pimpernel! It was a nice twist that the Pimpernel was a woman instead of a man. It was definitely a gripping read that holds the reader captivated.
Daring and intriguing, Scarlet is a read that will keep you turning the pages until the very end of the book!

Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Everything She Wants by Sarah Alva, LDS Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!




Book Summary:

Lucy Kappal can't figure out why she doesn't want to marry her sometimes-boyfriend, Charles. After all, he's perfect on paper: a returned missionary, elders quorum president, a professor at BYU. Instead of giving Charles an answer to his unexpected marriage proposal, she boards the next flight to London only to fall at the feet of the handsome pilot. The encounter leaves her heart pounding in a way it never has with Charles, and she becomes even more smitten when she sees the pilot again at her hotel.

Emerson James is in London to deposit the last of his mother's ashes in Kensington Gardens. And after a fifteen-year absence, he is attempting to return to the Church as a way to find peace with his mother's death. But the Church's culture feels foreign, and he's about to give up on ever becoming a "good Mormon" when he meets Lucy in the hotel lobby.

Lucy and Emerson's new friendship opens their worlds to new possibilities and leaves them wanting more. But Lucy is torn over her feelings for Charles, and Emerson isn't sure how committed he can be to the Church, even knowing how important it is to Lucy. Inevitably, the realities of life force them apart. If given a second chance, will they have the courage to risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime love?


My Review:

So it took me a few chapters to completely get into the story, but man, once I did, I could not stop reading! Lucy ran away from Charles, he seemed good on paper but he was just not right for her. She runs into this handsome pilot while she is in London and the sparks just fly between them. But can they make things work? Emerson isn't sure he is invested in the gospel and is Lucy just rebounding from her breakup with Charles? Fast forward six months and all chaos for Lucy begins. What decisions will she make for her future? The practical one on paper or the one that makes her heart sing? 
I really enjoyed Alva's ability to put in her novel LDS culture issues and addressing them in a direct way. It definitely added an authenticity to the story that other LDS novels lack. It felt current and it included issues LDS women face in the world today. I also want to note that the supporting characters were every bit as important as the main ones and Alva seamlessly wrote a story that addresses issues people face today. I truly enjoyed the entire book and my only complaint is that there wasn't more to read!

Happy Reading!!!

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