Friday, March 31, 2017

With No Reservations by Laurie Tomlinson

Heartfelt and real life feelings. This book made me want to see it on a screen playing before me. Laurie did amazingly well with this one. It is so well rounded and shows every emotion each character faces. As her debut novel with Heartwarming she is definitely going places. I can't wait to set back and watch it happen. This book will truly make you feel the emotions as you are reading the pages. I couldn't put it down. They literally have that everyday feel of two people just trying to be friends but the forces of nature has other ideas. Oh The things that can change with a Kiss Cam.

I loved the realness of the story. I didn't question any of it. Laurie nailed this one! I can not wait to get my hands on more of her work.

Favorite quote of the book!

"I don't deserve you," He whispered.

She rested her forehead against his. "Yes, you do. Whoever or whatever gave you that impression don't listen. Listen to me."

Lone Star Nights by Delores Fossen

I am loving this Non-suspense side of Fossen... It is a wonderful change. She is such a well rounded author. This is the second book in The McCord Brother's who have been through a horrible tragedy in their lives which has effected each brother in his own way. Lucky is a marvelous person who reminds me a lot of my own father. He is a partier to the core and never wanted to settle down and have children. Having two thrown is his lap puts him in unfamiliar territory. Watching Lucky grow with these said children is amazing.
Cassie is a therapist whom wants nothing more than to rebuild her life. She had an episode in which needed to be treated itself. So having two small children in which she now has to share custody with thrown at her plus a man she has resisted her whole life is not how she intended to spend her recovery.
The chemistry Cassie and Lucky try to unsuccessfully fight for the children is well written and versed. I highly recommend this book.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pregnant by Mr. Wrong by Rachael Johns

An emotional roller coaster but I literally laughed till I cried at certain points through out the book. I think the best part was Pregnant women are a danger to themselves and society. This book was absolutely wonderful. The sibling rivalry was great as well as the jealousy of the bro code. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to reading more from Rachael Johns as this is my first by her.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Magnate's Marriage Merger by Joanne Rock

What is not to love about Revenge, Lust, and Intense Chemistry… That’s right this one has it all. You can feel it within the first chapter and it's non stop. The intensity of two character's who hate each other so much but can't seem to get past the lust they have for each other. This only makes them want to hate the other one more. Secret's and lies hurt so many people even more so when you have already been hurt to any times to take the time to listen to anyone's explanation. A shame marriage starting with a contract wedding this love story takes you from fierce revenge to understandable lustful love. It is to die for. I couldn't put this book down. I love a page turner that keeps my attention. The way they needed one another other to complete the other was insanely consumable. I can't wait to see what happens next in this Trilogy. Thank you again Joanne Rock for such an amazing book.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

White Heat by Brenda Novak

This book is like night and day. You go from under cover agents looking into a cult to a love story like the flip of a switch back and forth. I normally enjoy Brenda's work but I must say this one just did not do it for me. I am at a lost on if I want to finish the department six series. The love making scene in the trailer almost seemed like the hero forced himself on the heroine to me. I must say I am extremely disappointed in this one.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Mason by Delores Fossen

The last Ryland!! Just as wonderful as I expected. Mason was the brooding brother not easily enticed into conversation or babysitting. I loved how Boone got brought back into the fold in this one. Even if it may have caused problems between Mason and Abby. Abby had secrets she didn't want anyone to know and she may have just happen to have brought trouble to Ryland Ranch. The trouble on the Ranch could also still be stemming from Lynette's father's suicide. The Ryland's have sure had their share of trouble and PASSION!

Gage by Delores Fossen

Another Fossen winner! I loved every minute of Gage and Lynette's story. You have a continuous action packed page turner. A great addition to such a wonderful mini-series. Your Hero and Heroine have been separated for a decade yet it wasn't hard for them to find a way back to each other. They must fight for their lives and their love so they can make things work between them.

Texas on My Mind by Delores Fossen

I am so use to Suspense being in Fossen's work this totally surprised me. I still LOVED it though. I loved Riley and Claire. I do say that I am shocked in some of Claire's actions. I don't see longing for one guy but trying to decide on another guys proposal. It almost makes Claire sound like someone willing to settle because she was tired of waiting on what she really wanted to come along. Then you have Riley who had always used a substitute for Claire but yet knew he had feelings for her but couldn't act upon them because of his best friend.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Laying Down The Law by Delores Fossen

I was really looking forward to this book but I must say it left me wanting. I didn't like the ending. It makes sense but it's just not who I expected it to be. The moonlight strangler has left us hanging for months and I guess I just wanted it to end as we had already caught him and the culprit after Karina to be a copycat. It was a good read just not the ending I wanted.

Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey

I liked this one yet I was expecting more from it. I liked Rick and Jessica they just didn't give me the out of this world atmosphere that I got from the first one of the series. Jessica was a bit to prudish for me and I didn't feel that she meshed as well as she should have with Rick. Opposite's definitely do attract in this book. Rick is more of a laid back kind of person to where Jessica is all about business.

Kade by Delores Fossen

Action packed as always. Kade and Bree had an interesting relationship. A Child that was definitely his yet he hadn't had sex with its mother and then Bree waking up with no memory of the last 10 months. This book was to die for. I loved every minute of trying to figure out just who exactly was the culprit of the attacks on Bree and Kade. I loved the Ace in the Hole. That I did not see coming at all. Another one that Fossen shot out of the ball park for.

A Cold Creek Reunion by RaeAnne Thayne

Taft and Laura both grew up so much with the decade since they had last seen each other. Laura had been married and has two beautiful children. Taft was the fire chief of the small town that they once fell in love in. The love they once shared would always be there. Taft was no longer the boy she once knew. He was great with her children and he still loved her just as much as always. Could they get past the horrid details that tore them apart in the first place. This read was well written and so sweet and caring.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

After Hours With Her Ex by Maureen Child


I have some issues with this one. I am okay with people getting back together yet when your man drops you like a bad habit and runs off I don't find it okay for you to just fall right back into his loving arms. I get that Sam had an issue but I am not okay with the way he just randomly walked back in and expected everyone to bow down to him. He left all these people behind like he was the only one in pain and expected these people to just forgive him. The world doesn't work that way. I guess you could say this one didn't have that real appeal that works for me.

Six-Gun Showdown by Delores Fossen

Gotta love those page turners that you can't put down. The suspense and thrill of trapping the moonlight strangler. I can't wait to get to the next one and see exactly how the man that has been haunting this small town fares in prison. Jax and Paige had some serious issues to get past while trying to stay alive. Her faking her death, the divorce they faced before that, and all the lies in between. This page turner was wonderful and loved absolutely every single minute of it. Don't miss this series by Fossen.

2017 Title Reading Challenge

A- Ambush at The Gulch by Joanna Wayne (HI) 1-17
B- His Pregnant Courthouse Bride by Rachel Lee (HSE) 1-15
C - His Cinderella Heiress by Marion Lennoxx (HP) 1-5
D- The Doctor's baby Dare by Michelle Celmer HD1-16
E- Contract Wedding Expectant Bride Yvonne Lyndsay (HD) 1-22
F - A Fortune in Waiting by Michelle Major (HSE) 1-5
G- Turquoise Guardian by Jenna Kernan (HI) 2-10
H- Dance's Under The Harvest Moon by Joanne Rock (HSR) 1-7
I- The Cooks Secret Ingredient by Meg Maxwell (HSE) 1-14
J- Just a Little Bit Married by Teresa Southwich (HSE) 2-12
K- A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock (HH) 2-4
L- How to Steal The Lawman's Heart by Kathy Douglas (HSE) 1-7
M- Married for The Sheikh's Duty by Tara Pammi (HP)
N- Nanny Bodyguard by Lisa Childs (HRS) 2-5
O- Operation Alpha by Justine Davis (HRS) 2-9
P- Protective Duty by Jessica R. Patch (LIS) 1-30
Q- A Queen For the Taking by Kate Hewitt (HP) 2-12
R- Falling For The Rebound Bride by Karen Templeton (HSE) 1-14
S - Her Sweetest Fortune by Stella Bagwell (HSE) 1-2
T- Taking Aim at The Sheriff by Dolores Fossen HI (1-25)
U- The Playboy's Unexpected Bride by Sandra Marton (HP) 1-6
V- Puppy Love for the VETERINARIAN by Amy Woods (HSE) 1-1
W- Whisper's Under a Southern Sky by Joanne Rock (HSR) 1-13
Y- Need You Now by Debbi Rawlins (HB) 2-12
Z- Zarif's Convenient Queen by Lynne Graham (HP) 3-11

Anyone got a suggestion for a book with the title of X.

Zarif's Convenient Bride by Lynne Graham

The read was quite enjoyable. They could have had happiness so much sooner if Zarif knew how to express his emotions instead of bottling them up and hiding them. Ella fell in love at first sight with him at the young age of seventeen. She never loved anyone else. Zarif was always the man of her dreams even when he forced her into a marriage she did not want but would take in order to save her family from the debts in which her brother placed them.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nate by Delores Fossen

Fossen done it again another nail biting page turner. I can't help myself when it comes to her books I never want to put them down. I think I could sit in a room for days reading her work and would be in heaven. If you want an action packed love story that will keep you interested the entire book than Fossen is definitely the author for you.

Nate has one thing on his mind and that is ensuring his daughter is returned safely. He will get back Darcey's son too. These two small children have been taken in a scheme to blackmail him into unethical antics. He is a lawman through and through. He will not be bullied into something he doesn't believe in. No matter what he will get his child and he will punish the culprit behind the attack no matter what the cost.

Final Verdict by Jessica R. Patch

Real life issues.. This one had me locked in from the beginning because of the depth it took Jessica to write it. She had to really come to grips with some personal issues as well as issues that others face daily. Aurura had a career that is hard for some people to consider. She had very good reasoning for said career. Beckett was on the opposite side of the fence of this career and had to come to understand why she made the choice of this career before he could come to terms with his feelings for Aurura. Loosing a family member to murder is never easy. Building up all the hatred to hate the person that done the murdering won't help you heal spiritually. God had a plan and we all just have to set back and watch it take it's course. We have free will of course to make it change directions sometimes but he knows where he wants us and if we listen he guides us there.

+Jessica R. Patch  +Jessica R. Patch

The Marshal's Justice by Delores Fossen

Action packed page turner! Fossen sure knows how to keep you on your toes and not wanting to put the book down. I absolutely loved the suspense of this book. April and Chase had more to worry about than themselves. The daughter they had created arrived early and was in danger from the day she was born. All that matters is keeping her safe at all cost even if it endangers one of them. I can't wait to continue the journey into Appaloosa path.

The Magnate's Mail Order Bride by Joanne Rock

Yet again Joanne Rock nailed it! This story is absolutely desirable. Sophia and Quinn are love at first site but refuse to see it because of everything else around them. The intensity between the Sophia and Quinn is unmistakable. Sophia has so much on her plate with her future career and Quinn is trying to help with the media storm for her as well as keep the secret of his dying grandfather so he can keep his inheritance. These two are exactly what each other needs if they can ever get passed the issues that brought them together in the first place. So Sophia and Quinn must pull off the performance of a lifetime.

I strongly suggest you get pre-order your copy today. The McNeil Magnates is a series you don't wont to miss.

+Joanne Rock

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

Spicey and interesting. Fallig in love with the brothers best friend is never a good idea. I loved the story of Lydia and Aiden. They have known each other practically their whole lives. Sometimes what is best for you is right in front of you and you don't even know it. Lydia had issues because of her past relationship as well as the fact that her father was in the fire department as well. Aiden had been pretty much in love with Lydia since his youth had just never admitted it till it was right in front of him and he really had no choice. Watching the two of them deal with the feelings they had for each other was so intense and interesting I loved every minute of it.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pre-Release Blitz for THE MAGNATE'S MAIL-ORDER BRIDE by Joanne Rock @TastyBookTours, @JoanneRock6

The Magnate’s Mail-Order Bride
The McNeill Magnates #1

By: Joanne Rock

Releasing April 4, 2017
Harlequin Desire


A mix-and-match mock engagement? 

Ballerina Sofia Koslov's career is on the line when she's accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she's his mail-order bride! But the playboy's levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He'll pretend to be her legitimate fiancĂ© to protect her reputation—and to protect his family's business deals from her father's wrath. Sofia's one condition: they'll share the spotlight as a loving couple but won't share a bed. But soon Quinn's gentlemanly ways strike a chord, and Sofia's dying to renege on that condition and have a real fling… 

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over seventy books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.


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“I never would have guessed your brother would spend a small fortune on a ring for a woman he never met.” She edged out of his grip. “I thought he was a romantic, not completely certifiable.”

Quinn’s smile faded. “I assure you, Cameron is neither.” He set the ring on the steamer trunk beside her. “I’ll let you decide whether or not to wear it in the morning. And in the meantime, I’d better let you get some rest.”

He rose to his feet, leaving a priceless piece of jewelry balanced on last month’s Vogue.

“Quinn.” She stood to follow him to the door then reached back to grab the ring so she could return it. “Please. I don’t feel right keeping this here.”

He turned to face her as he reached the door, but made no move to take the glittering ring.

“If you were my bride-to-be, I would spare no expense to show the world you were mine.” His blue eyes glowed with a warmth that had her remembering his kiss. Her breath caught in her chest and she wondered what it might be like for him to call her that for real.


“I’m—” At a total loss for words. “That is—” She folded the diamond into her hand, squeezing it tightly so the stones pressed into her soft skin, distracting her from her hypnotic awareness of this man. “If you insist.”

“It’s a matter of believability, Sofia.”

“It’s only for one month.” She wasn’t sure if she said it to remind him or herself.

“We’ll work out the details tomorrow.” He reached to smooth a strand of hair from her forehead, barely touching her and still sending shimmers of pleasure along her temple and all the way down the back of her neck. “Sleep well.”

She didn’t even manage to get her voice working before he was out the door again, leaving her alone in a suddenly too empty apartment.

Squeezing the ring tighter in her fist, she waited for the pinch of pain from the sharp edges of the stones. She needed to remember that this wasn’t real. Quinn McNeill had only agreed to this mad scheme to clean up his brother’s mess. Any hint of attraction she felt needed to be squashed immediately, especially since Quinn was cut from the same mold as her father—focused on business and the accumulation of wealth. Her world was about art, emotions and human connections.

Her mother had taught her that people did not fall into both camps. In Sofia’s experience it was true. And since she wanted her own relationships to be meaningful bonds rooted in shared creativity and ideals, she was willing to wait until she had more time in her life to find the right partner. Romance could not be rushed.

“It’s only for a month,” she said aloud again, forcing herself to set the engagement ring on the hallway table.

Surely she could keep up her end of a fake engagement for the sake of appearances? She’d made countless sacrifices for her career, from dancing on broken toes to living away from her family on the other side of the globe to train with Russian ballet masters.

Ignoring the sensual draw of Quinn McNeill couldn’t possibly be more difficult than those challenges.
Yet, even as she marched herself off to bed, she feared she was lying to herself that she could keep her hands off the man anywhere near as easily as she’d set down the ring.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Trouble With a Badge by Delores Fossen

Levi and Alexa have this at love hate relationship going from start to finish. The animosity is instantaneous as well as the lust. The two have a wonderful reason to hate each other but the attraction between them could very well get them and Violet killed if they don't learn how to keep their emotions in check. The suspense leading up to the ending of this book keeps you turning the pages. I couldn't put it down. I still gotta read on I wanna know who the Moonlight Strangler is on to the next book in the series.

Dade by Delores Fossen

Another installment of the Lawman of Silver Creek Series. I loved Dade's story just as much as I did Grayson's.

These brothers are so intense. They always defend everyone around them even if have had issues in the past. They are protective as well as strong and brave. Fossen doesn't let you down in this book just as she hasn't in the past. The suspense starts as soon as you open and goes all the way through the book. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

This book was sweet and entertaining. I enjoyed it and liked it a lot. The story line was smooth and flowed freely. I didn't really understand her relationship with her ex and him always having to be in the picture. This one leaves me at odds. His placement makes me a little standoffish. This book was great but didn't leave me with the real feel I was still feeling from the book I had just finished before this.

The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak

Captivating and suspenseful. I absolutely LOVED this book! I can't wait to get the next one. This book kept me on the seat of my pants wanting to know more about the life on Farem and what secrets held that family together. Brenda has literally out done herself with this book! The depths of the family of this book blew my mind! I felt every emotion as I have dealt with a family member with addiction. Brenda hit the nail on the head with the manipulation the brother uses with other people. The dynamics of this family range in so many areas. I just can not get over how REAL this book was.

Part two of my Review for Love at First Laugh

Unleashing Love by Jessica R. Patch

Absolutely lovely I adored the story of Kate and Griffin. I also fell head over heals for little Cora. Her calling Griff Daddy made the last chapter! This book is comical and heartfelt. It pulled on my heart strings while making me laugh! The love that came out a walk with a great dane was amazing to watch prosper.

A Nearly Normal  Nanny by Krista Phillips

This one was so sweet and simple. I loved watching Brandon and Mari get to know each other and fall in love in such a short time. This book is so inspiring to see how Brandon had once been so far from Christ yet got brought back to the Lord and was doing everything in his power to honor him and Mari and not put them in a compromising position. It was very touching.

That's When I Know by Laurie Tomlinson

“I’d much rather have a Scotty.”

Has got to be my favorite qoute of the novel. The love in this story is wonderful. No matter where life took them Chelsea and Nick always loved each other. They may have lost their way at some point but they found a way back to each other. Have you ever heard if you love something set it free and if it comes back it's meant to be? Well that seems to be the case with these two.  This story was very real like. I loved the flow and feel of the writing it was like it was something that could actually happen.

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