Thursday, January 28, 2021

Round Up (Lost Creek Rodeo #1) by Rebecca Connolly, Sophia Summers, & Heather B. Moore, New Release!!!



Book Summary:

Broken Heart? Check. Ranch retreat? Check. Handsome cowboy? ...Check.

The rules at Broken Hearts Ranch are pretty simple: no romance between staff and visitors. Ryan Prosper, rodeo has-been and ranch manager, hasn’t had a problem with that. His sister runs the therapy side of the place while he handles the ranch itself, and the balance has worked well. But when Talia James shows up for her turn at the retreat, things get a little more challenging.

Talia needs this therapeutic retreat badly, and hopes that it will be just what she needs to get unstuck after her tragic loss. The charming cowboy brother of her new therapist is a ray of sunshine she hadn’t anticipated, and spending time with him seems to do as much good as her sessions. But is her still broken heart ready for romance, and does she really have the heart to resist him?

Welcome to Lost Creek Rodeo!

Best friends at a small college in Texas, six cowboys rise to become pro-rodeo stars. Follow Ryan, Reid, Westin, Ford, Eric and Lars in these six swoony sports romances.

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Lost Creek Rodeo Series:
Round Up
Chute Boss
Rough Stock
Full Rigged
Half Hitch
Ace High


My Review:


The Lost Creek Rodeo series starts off with a bang and I cannot wait to read the next installment. Emotionally beautiful, Talia’s story of loss pulled on my heartstrings. I felt like I might cry and break right along with her. I loved the hope of Broken Hearts Ranch and the healing it offered. Ryan was so sweet and would make any girl want a cowboy of their own. I am longing for Texas, a rodeo, and wide open spaces after this story. Y’all won’t be able to put this sweet story down! 

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks, Blog Tour



 Book Summary:

A Regency romance on the high seas.

1811, HMS Deborah

Georgana Woodall dreams of freedom—freedom from her past and freedom from her secret. She has been living on her father’s ship for years, disguised as a cabin boy named “George.” But hiding her true self is becoming more difficult, and she yearns to break free of her life on the sea.

Lieutenant Dominic Peyton has no time in his life for love, not with his dedication to His Majesty’s Royal Navy claiming his full attention. Determined to prove himself to his new captain, he strives to be an exemplary officer and leader. When he sees the captain’s cabin boy being harassed by the crew, he immediately puts a stop to it and takes the boy under his wing.

Georgana quickly loses her heart to Dominic’s compassion and care, but needing to maintain her disguise as a cabin boy, she is convinced nothing can come of her affection.

Georgana’s Secret is about two hearts yearning to find a safe harbor, and possibly, a lasting love.


My Review:

This was an emotional and tumultuous journey that was real, raw, and full of depth. I have read books about women pretending to be men on a ship for safety, but Hawks brings it to a whole new level. Her writing evokes pain, love, yearning, and a longing to belong like I have never before experienced. This is not your run of the mill romance novel. If you want a fluff story look somewhere else. Georgana’s Secret will pull you in and feels so real, you can see the ocean for miles.


Happy Reading!!!

About the Author:


ARLEM HAWKS began making up stories before she could write. Living all over the western United States and traveling around the world gave her a love of cultures and people and the stories they have to tell. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications, with an emphasis in print journalism, and she lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

 

For author interview requests, please contact Callie Hansen at chansen@shadowmountain.com

 

 

Advanced Praise:

 

“Fans of sweet love stories as well as readers who fondly remember those marvelous old traditional Signet Regencies will quickly succumb to the siren song of Hawk’s expertly crafted novel, which delivers the perfect blend of Jane Austen-smart romance and Patrick O’Brian flavored seafaring adventure. Teen romance readers will cheer on the plucky heroine as she finds the courage to forge her own path in life and love.”

-Booklist, starred review

 

“Hawks crafts a spellbinding tale featuring rich characters and raw emotions set against the atmospheric backdrop of sea life in all its danger and beauty. Georgana is a tough protagonist holding her own in a world dominated by men, while Peyton’s charm and sensitivity marks him as a true gentleman. A hidden identity, flirtation, and treachery make for a rousing tale to captivate lovers of historical romances.”

-Publishers Weekly

 

Happy Reading!!!

Purchase Links:

Amazon.

 Barnes & Noble

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Atlantia by Ally Condie, Book Review

 


Book Summary:

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamed of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all Rio’s hopes for the future are shattered when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected choice, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long silenced—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the corrupted system constructed to govern the Divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.


My Review:

I have had this book on my shelf for a few years, I have just been too busy to pick it up and read it. I finally did and I was expecting mermaids, an underwater city, and romance. Atlantia isn't quite like that though. It was more abstract, underwater but not full of water. There were no mermaids, there were humans and a few sirens. With this story I kept reading thinking I was going to start to understand what was going on, but it never quite got there for me until the end. I couldn't really figure out what was going on and why, I felt sort of lost the whole time. I am a fan of fantasy but this just kind of fell flat for me. The sirens and the whole Above and Below was a cool concept, I just wanted more from it. If you are a fantasy fan you will probably enjoy this story.

Happy Reading!!!

You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.