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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Review: True North series by Sarina Bowen


Bittersweet (book #1)

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Farmers make the earth move.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

Warning: Contains sexual situations, gourmet yumminess, a steamy outdoor shower and proof that farmers don't mind getting dirty.

Steadfast (book#2)


Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He'd steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can't find a job just anywhere.

Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It's hard not to stare at how much he's changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn't have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he'd never volunteer in the church kitchen.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

Review

I am so pleased I timed reading book 1 just as book 2 was released!

I so wanted to read Jude's story and I wasn't disappointed. What I loved most about this book was the fact the romance between old lovers wasn't immediately back on. There was hurt to deal with and addiction. Nicely done. Can't wait for book 3 but unfortunately I do have to wait, lol.
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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Revelling in Romance: A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught


Blurb: 


From sweeping passion to taut suspense, Judith McNaught has entertained millions with a stunning array of emotions in nine dazzling bestsellers. In this beloved classic, "one of the best ever" (Rendezvous), two defiant hearts clash in a furious battle of wills -- in a glorious age of chivalry.
Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as "The Wolf," his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will...until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. And suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering web...a seductive, dangerous trap of pride, passion, loyalty, and overwhelming love. 

Review: 


This book contains one of my most favourite scenes in any book. When Royce is nearly dead but refuses to hurt Jennifer's family... sighs... so romantic. I read this way back in the early 90s and this was a re-read for me every few months! Dramatic, hurt/comfort, misunderstandings, alpha male, strong heroine... loved it all...
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Review of Hometown Players by Victoria Denault



Hometown Players by Victoria Denault



Making a Play

Buylink: All Romance | Amazon

He'll do whatever it takes to win—on and off the ice.

Luc Richard is the hottest player in the NHL—and it has nothing to do with hockey. His racy relationship with his supermodel ex set the tabloids on fire but nearly put his career on ice. To avoid being traded, Luc agrees to take a break from the spotlight—and from women—and spend the off-season at home in Silver Bay, Maine. It's the perfect plan... until he reconnects with Rose.
Rose Caplan is tired of being shy, sweet, and safe. She's ready for passion, romance—and Luc. Having loved him longer than she can remember, she's finally ready to prove she's not the same innocent little girl he once knew. Off the ice Luc doesn't do games, but this new Rose makes him feel like playing a little dirty. If he's really got a shot at her heart then he's not just playing to win. He's playing for keeps.



One More Shot

Buylink: All Romance | Amazon

They say you only get one shot at making your dreams come true.

Jordan is determined to take two.
Drafted by the NHL at eighteen, Jordan Garrison was headed for fame, and there was only one person he wanted to share it with-Jessie Caplan. He was crazy in love with her, and had finally told her so. They shared an amazing night . . . and then everything fell apart.
Jessie tries not to think about the night she gave herself to Jordan-or how he broke her heart. She tries not to think about it, but she does. Especially now, when she's staring into his sky-blue eyes for the first time in six years. After so much time and torment, she can't tell if she loves him or hates him. But Jordan has learned enough to know a connection like theirs is rare. He was lucky to find Jessie once. No way will he lose her again.




The Final Move

Buylink: Amazon

Hockey legend Devin Garrison thought he blew his shot. But his relationship with Callie Caplan just went into overtime.
Sexy, rich, and one of the biggest stars in the NHL, Devin Garrison has always been the one who had it all. That is until his marriage falls apart and he realizes he has to start over. If he's honest, there has only been one woman who ever really excited him-Callie Caplan. They shared a night that was hotter than the late-summer sun, but in an instant-Callie was gone, pretending it never happened.

Callie Caplan isn't the wild child people think she is. It's true she's avoided relationships, but only because she's seen how crazy love can be. And her messy, imperfect life is crazy enough without opening her heart to a man-even one as picture perfect as Devin. But when fate brings them back together-just as they need each other most-Devin is determined to convince Callie that what she's feeling is real. And this final play may be their chance at forever . . .


Review: A brilliant series of books. Can't wait for book 4.
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Notes and Roses Reviews


Notes and Roses - Stanford Creek, Book One

It’s time to stop running and take a stand…for love.

Former boy-band singer CJ Taylor is starting a new life. His stalker is behind bars, he’s taken back his birth name, and he’s bought a house in a small Vermont town. As Cody Brennan, he finally feels safe and wants to write new music and forget about his tragic past, but an accident nearly ruins everything.

Florist Megan Campbell is horrified when a stranger, covered in blood, collapses in her shop. Cody’s erratic behavior startles her at first, but as he recovers she becomes very attracted to him. Her family thinks she should curb her feelings, and worries about her safety—she worries about her heart.

From her amber eyes to her tempting smile, Megan is everything Cody promised himself to avoid. The more he gets to know her, the more he wants to stay. When his past begins to catch up to him in the form of violent threats, will they stay safe long enough to fall in love?




Oh this one is a page turner. You won't want to put it down and you sure as heck are going to want a long, tall glass of iced...well, anything. *grin* This is a beautiful story and the start to a great series.







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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Notes and Roses book tour




June 1 The Recipe Fairy

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June 2 Zenny's Awesome Book Reviews
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June 3 Mello and June, It's a Book Thang!
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June 3 Andi’s Book Reviews (review)
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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Las Vegas Sinners: Katie Kenyhercz

The Book


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Lace up your heart and skate into the turbulent world of the Las Vegas Sinners hockey team, as five handsome, competitive, irresistible athletes discover that love just might be the most intoxicating win of all.

On the Fly: Jacey Vaughn has a newly minted MBA when her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her his NHL team. She knows business, not hockey, but it doesn't take her long to recognize that her flirtation with team captain Carter Phlynn is a danger to her professional reputation. Can she win love and the Stanley Cup, too?

Full Strength: When an injury derails goalie Shane Reese, he takes it badly, and the new team shrink, Allie Kallen, has to help him get his head back on straight. Allie sees through his bravado to the real fear beyond it - and what she sees reminds her of the past she's running from. Falling in love isn't in their plans, but they can't keep their emotions on ice.
 
Winning Streak: Saralynn Reese's first big assignment as head of public relations for the Las Vegas Sinners is to clean up the media messes of the team's assistant general manager, Madden Vaughn. He's flirty, impulsive, and self-centered; he also happens to be drop-dead gorgeous. But there's more to Maddie than his Ralph Lauren exterior, and when a gambling addiction spins his world out of control, Saralynn may be the only one with the right sass to save his reputation, and his heart.
 
Home Ice: A broken ankle derailed Lorelai Kelly's Olympic dream, so she's starring in the Sin City on Ice show to make ends meet and focus on a comeback that keeps eluding her grasp. Dylan Cole, the NHL's leading scorer, breathed new life into a dying sport in the States, but now the captain of the Vegas Sinners team is feeling the pressure. America's ice princess might be the only one who understands his current slump - but Dylan's way of expressing thanks could undermine everything Lori has worked for. Can two people who spend their lives on the ice thaw just enough to let each other in?
 
Fair Trade: A surprise trade to the Sinners gives Grayson Gunn one last chance at the Cup before he hangs up his skates, and nothing will stand in his way, not even the injuries that send him to the team's pretty new doctor. Dr. Olivia Parker's professional focus has lost her countless personal relationships, and she's not ready for her gorgeous new patient to show her everything she's been missing. Could a shot at real love be worth risking her ethical code?


The Review

I must admit the idea of a hockey team (think *ice*) in Las Vegas was something that intrigued me... I loved this series so much. Strong female characters, and awesome sexy hockey men. There is a repeat of theme, in that there is an ethical/work conflict to each couple getting together, but that happens to be one of my *things* LOL. 
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Notes and Roses - 12 days until release...




Notes and Roses - Stanford Creek, Book One

Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Date of Publication: June 1, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-943576-83-8
Number of pages: 255
Word Count: 62000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill

Book Description: 

It’s time to stop running and take a stand…for love.

Former boy-band singer CJ Taylor is starting a new life. His stalker is behind bars, he’s taken back his birth name, and he’s bought a house in a small Vermont town. As Cody Brennan, he finally feels safe and wants to write new music and forget about his tragic past, but an accident nearly ruins everything.

Florist Megan Campbell is horrified when a stranger, covered in blood, collapses in her shop. Cody’s erratic behavior startles her at first, but as he recovers she becomes very attracted to him. Her family thinks she should curb her feelings, and worries about her safety—she worries about her heart.

From her amber eyes to her tempting smile, Megan is everything Cody promised himself to avoid. The more he gets to know her, the more he wants to stay. When his past begins to catch up to him in the form of violent threats, will they stay safe long enough to fall in love?

Excerpt: 

Megan Campbell stepped away from the cash register of Notes & Roses and leaned against the back counter. She put her right hand in her jeans pocket and, as carefully and unobtrusively as possible, removed her cell phone and scrolled to Justin’s name. What should she text her brother? Help sounded like a good start. Or possibly, there’s a man in my shop and I think he’s drunk or stoned.

Yep, text something like that to Justin, and he would come in guns blazing. Then he’d pin the weird guy to the floor and read him his rights. And the man currently staring at a wall didn’t look dangerous, just lost. Homeless, maybe?

Something more specific then, like, there is a vagrant in here, and he needs help, what should I do? The man moved a little. Away from her side of the store, the “roses” part of the setup, and over to the “notes” side. He was peering at the shelves, a collection of stationery and household bits and pieces like cushions and local crafts. He stumbled a little, turned to the side, and looked up at the posters displayed on the far wall. Landscapes of Vermont: rivers, small towns and red high-sided barns with gently rolling hills of emerald green.
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