Thursday, May 30, 2013

Legal Ease: Sutton Capital Series, Book One by Lori Ryan - Excerpt - Giveaway

Legal Ease: Sutton Capital Series, Book One
by Lori Ryan

Lori will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So make sure to leave a comment and your email address so we can contact you if you win.  Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour and comment to increase your chance of winning. You can find the tour stops here...



Jack Sutton needs a wife and he needs one now. Jack loved his mother, but she really screwed him over when she set up her will. If Jack doesn’t have a wife by the end of the week, he’ll lose control of the largest chunk of voting stock in his company and will most likely lose his position as CEO as a result. 

And Jack’s Aunt Mabry is waiting in the wings to make sure that the terms of the will are enforced. If he doesn’t find a wife, she’ll seize control of the stock so she can install her own son at the helm and she couldn’t care less that her son doesn’t want the job or that he probably won’t be any good at it. 

Enter Kelly Bradley, a twenty eight year old college graduate with a spot at Yale Law School but no way to pay for it. Kelly and Jack’s eavesdropping secretary have discovered Jack’s secret need for a wife and Kelly comes up with a plan to fix both of their problems. 

Just when Jack needs her, Kelly breezes into his office, introduces herself to his Aunt and cousin, and hands Jack an offer. She will marry him for a year so that he can retain the stock that will keep him in control of Sutton Development if he’ll pay for her to go to law school. Jack has no idea where his beautiful savior came from or who she is but he’s willing to take a chance to save it all. 

The deal may have kept Jack in control at Sutton Development but his private life quickly spirals out of control. Just when Jack realizes that he wants more than a year with Kelly, his wealth puts her in great danger and he is left scrambling to save her life and their future together.



Kelly whipped through the house and up the stairs, calling out for Mrs. Poole as she ran. “Mrs. Poole, come quickly! We have to move. We have to move.” Kelly continued yelling as she ran into her room and grabbed drawers full of clothes and piled hangers with slacks and dresses on them.

Mrs. Poole came up the stairs with a puzzled look on her face. “What on earth are you hollering about, Kelly?” she said as she tried to enter the room. She had to jump out of the way as Kelly made a mad dash to Jack’s room.

“We have to move all of my stuff into Jack’s room,” Kelly said, out of breath from her packing and running. “Jack’s Aunt Mabry is on her way here and she’s staying with us for a couple of weeks,” Kelly blurted out as she ran back down the hall to gather more of her belongings.

“Oh Lord,” Mrs. Poole rolled her eyes and followed after Kelly. She quickly grabbed clothes and toiletries and rushed down the hall to Jack’s room. She and Kelly repeated the trip half a dozen more times as they transferred everything and set it into place. Mrs. Poole cleared out half of Jack’s dresser and closet and made room for Kelly’s things while Kelly folded and put her clothing away to make it appear as though the two had been living in holy matrimony since day one.

Kelly put away the last of her things and took a deep breath. She turned to survey the masculine-looking room. There was a dark mahogany dresser and matching armoire against the deep green walls. Large windows looked out on the same beautiful waterfront view that her guest room windows had shared. She stopped suddenly and held her breath when her eyes landed on the king-sized bed in the center. Until that moment, it hadn’t occurred to her that she and Jack would now have to share a bed. Kelly’s smile fell away as she realized that keeping her attraction hidden from Jack just became a lot more difficult.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lori has had a number of careers before embarking on her newest adventure of writing novels. After graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Law, she practiced law for three years, working primarily in the areas of utilities law and intellectual property litigation.

More recently, Lori owned and operated a dog training business in Austin, Texas, where she specialized in aggression and became an expert in the field of dog bite analysis. Lori sold her dog training business in 2013 and is now a full time writer and mother of two. 

Lori still lives in Austin with her husband -- who is endlessly supportive of her changing career paths -- and her two children, one cat, and three dogs. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pull ~The Seaside #2 ~ by Rachel Van Dyken

Pull is the second book I have read in the Seaside Series by Rachel Van Dyken. I was completely torn in Tear between Alec and  Demetri. After reading Pull I can so see  why Alyssa  would swoon for Demetri. This guy is Swoon worthy! Rachel  Van Dyken has written yet another wonderful story that had me completely captivated from page one all the way to the end. I love this book,  there is so many emotions in that I may suggest grabbing a Kleenex box, I laughed, I cried, I just thoroughly enjoyed it. 
Demetri is trying really hard to keep his life on track in this book. He's having a rough time of it but he's doing it day by day. Demetri really is a bad boy that has a heart made of solid gold. When he meets Alyssa things are a little rough between them at first. But watching these two get to know each other and helping each other heal. They are exactly what the other needs and reading their story is an emotional roller coaster ride. 

Alyssa has been in such a dark place for so long when Demetri comes along, he is exactly what she needs to help her start living again. I loved Alyssa and felt her pain and her misery of what she has been through. When things start to work out between her and Demetri  I was so excited for both of them. This girl needed love and someone to show her how to live again. Demetri  is just the guy to do that.

There is a lot of drama in this book that most certainly kept me turning pages quickly. If you have read Tear, then you must read Pull if you have not already. I liked that Alec and Nat would appear to lend that little bit of support or an ear for Demetri. I love series books because I love catching up with all my "friends" from previous books. I have Shatter in my to read pile and I CAN NOT wait to start reading it. I wonder what wonderful story Rachel has came up with for us next. 

I was very lucky to receive a copy of this book to read and share my thoughts with you. Stay tuned for my thoughts on Shatter soon. 

Forgiveness By Carrie Ann Ryan - Tour

Redwood Pack Novella #4.7
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Release Day: May 21, 2013


Adam Jamenson's courtship of his mate wasn't the most conventional. In fact, it didn't exist. Though he knows Bay loves him with every ounce of her soul, he needs to prove to her that he's worth it. Not only for her, but for himself. While they move on and learn to be the Enforcer mated pair, Bay will find herself on a path that leads her to a history beyond just her and Adam's mating. When she finds a locket rich in history and memories, she'll do all in her power to see those involved found and remembered. With Adam by her side, they'll both find the true meaning of forgiveness.
Author’s Note: This is a novella set between books 4 and 5 to give you a taste of Bay and Adam It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of one of the Redwood’s favorite couples.


A little about Carrie Ann:
Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate - even if it’s just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.
Carrie Ann’s Redwood Pack series is a bestselling series that has made the shifter world even more real to her and has allowed the Dante’s Circle and Holiday, Montana series to be born. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She loves meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Her Unforgettable Cowboy by Debra Clopton ~ Cowboys of Sunrise Ranch Series ~ Review

I have had the pleasure of reading work by Debra Clopton before and immensely enjoyed it. Debra has a way of writing a story that pulls you in and tugs at your heartstrings. Her Unforgettable Cowboy is not an exception, I so enjoyed reading Debra Clopton's latest. I love series that revolve around families or small towns, I have found another series that I must follow. I enjoy Debra Clopton's style of writing, she very talented at telling  inspirational love stories.

Jolie Sheridan left Dew Drop, Texas ( I love the name of the town) to live her dream. She not only broke  the heart of her boyfriend but her heart as well. I loved reading about Jolie and Morgan's story. They had a lot of things to overcome in order to make it back to each other. I always enjoy stories about second chances at first love. They are so much fun to read about but also full of emotional turmoil that really tugs at your heart. 

I love the ranch that Morgan and his family run. It is such a wonderful idea to give boys that have had it really rough in life, a place to learn that they are loved and cared for again. So they can see what a real family means and how a real family treats them.  I can not wait for another visit to Sunrise Ranch. 

There is a lot of emotion in this book so you may at times want to grab that Kleenex box, there is also some drama that will have you reading on the edge of your seat. Then there is the sweet romance between Jolie and Morgan and the feeling they have to work through to make it to their happily ever after. 

If you enjoy inspirational romances I think you will enjoy this one. It left me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. I can not wait to see what Ms. Clopton has in store for the other 2 brothers in this series.

I was very honored to receive a copy of this book to read and to share my opinion with you. 

Tear by Rachel Van Dyken ~ The Seaside #1 ~ Review

I had been hearing wonderful things about The Seaside Series by Rachel Van Dyken, so when Tear made it to the top of my to be read pile I was excited. Oh my goodness all those good things I had been hearing, they are so true! This is my first book in the New Adult/ Young Adult genre and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved it! I thought I may have a hard time connecting to younger characters. Rachel Van Dyken has written such interesting characters I had no problem at all. I instantly connected with them and could not wait to see where the storyline was heading. 

I started this book and could not put it down. I was totally captivated by the relationship between Natalee,  Alec, and Demetri. I found myself torn between Alec and Demetri  for which was my favorite. At different times throughout the book I cheered for both of them. Alec appeared to be the bad boy with a gloomy attitude, he had a sweetness to him though that was just irresistible. Demetri seemed to be the nice guy of the two brothers but was the bad boy with some issues under all that charm. 

I really liked Nat, she is a smart, independent young lady that is very much her own individual.  She has some tough issues to deal with and I really admired how she handled them. 

This book is filled with plenty of drama, mystery,  emotion, and romance that kept me turning the pages and turning them very quickly. I loved Ms. Van Dyken's style of writing and found it extremely easy to be completely absorbed in the book immediately. I can not wait to start the second book in the series, Pull. It is next on my to be read pile. 

If you have not read this series and enjoy a sweet love story with drama, emotion, tears, and a little intrigue, you should really check this series out. I think not only the young adult age will enjoy it but all romance readers will enjoy it as well. I know I sure did. Rachel has a new faithful fan in me. I can't wait to see what other wonderful stories she comes up with for us readers.

I am so excited that I received a copy of this book so I may share my thoughts with you. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Missing Rib by Alex Clermont - Review

Missing Rib by Alex Clermont is a very drama filled short story that catches your attention. I found myself flipping through these pages very quickly. It always amazes me how an author can tell such a wonderful story in so few pages. If you are looking for a quick read with some romance and drama thrown in, I think you will enjoy this one.

Andrew McCarthy agreed to fill in for a groomsman at his friend's cousin's wedding. He finds himself not only filling in as the groomsman but also running a few errands to help out before the ceremony. Andrew finds himself in an awkward situation. I don't want to give to much of the story away so I'll just let you read Missing Rib for yourself and discover what that situation is.

I really enjoyed Alex's style of writing and would definitely be interested in reading more of his work. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes- Excerpt- Goddess Fish Tour- Giveaway

Kidnapped Cowboy
by Lindsey Brookes

Lindsey will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Be sure to leave her a comment and your email address so you can be reached if you are the winner. Also don't forget to increase your chance of winning by visiting the other stops on the tour. You can find the tour stops here..


After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy. 

Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.

When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?

Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…



His brother shook his head as he stood eyeing the two of them.  “Would someone mind explaining what the hell is going on out here?”
Dalton’s gaze shifted to the house where only the weathered outline of the trellis remained and then back to Caitlin.  He wasn’t even going to attempt an explanation.  Hell, he wasn’t even sure what had just happened.

“I was trying to get your attention,” she admitted.

“Well, it worked,” his brother muttered.

Color flooded her cheeks.  “I’m really sorry about the trellis.  I’ll pay for the damages.”

“I don’t think there’ll be a need for that,” Dalton cut in.  “It just needs reattached to the wall.  Simple enough.”

“Then the job’s yours,” Brandon told him and then turned back to Caitlin.

“Do you realize I could have you arrested for trespassing?”

“Not if she had my permission,” Dalton argued.

His brother arched a dark brow.  “You gave her permission to climb the trellis and peep into my office window?”

“I wasn’t peeping,” she said in her own defense.

“She wanted to talk to you,” he explained, not that Brandon ever listened.

“Through a window?”  Brandon shook his head.  “Never mind.  I suppose we’d best continue this conversation in my office.  Something tells me if I don’t let you two say your piece, she’s gonna bring my whole damn house down.”  That said Brandon walked away.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Romance author Lindsey Brookes grew up reading romance novels. She penned her first romance, a historical, at the age of seventeen. From there she went on to join Romance Writers of America where she learned the ins and outs of the publishing business and ways to hone her craft. She switched to writing contemporary romance and has finalled in/or won more than 75 RWA chapter sponsored contests with over a dozen different manuscripts. She is also a four time RWA Golden Heart finalist as well as a past American Title III finalist and winner of Harlequin's Great American Romance Novel contest. She's married to her childhood sweetheart, her hero, with whom she has two beautiful daughters.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Something Like A Lady By Kay Springsteen Kim Bowman

Something Like a Lady by  Kay Springsteen & Kim Bowman is a wonderfully humorous read. This was one of those books where everyone is house kept looking at me while I was reading it because I was laughing out loud. If you enjoy a good historical romance with a lot of humor thrown in this is a must read.

 Lady Annabella Price is full of spunk, humor, and mischief. I loved Annabella from the beginning. She has no problem saying exactly what she is thinking and sometimes what she is thinking maybe should not be shared with others. 

Jonathan Durham is a handsome fellow with a good attitude. He has to have a fine sense of humor with his grandmother around. As much as I loved Annabella I loved Gran more. This is one lady I think you would want on your side. She either really likes you or look out because this is one out spoken,  pistol packing, arrow shooting Grandma. 

I so enjoyed reading the story of Annabella and Jon. They don't exact start their relationship on the right foot and and there is a lot of drama and hilarious moments as these two get to know each other.  There are a lot of twist and turns that I did not expect. There is a little mystery thrown in as well, much to my delight. 

Overall this was just a really interesting historical romance that sure did keep my attention all the way through.  I have not read the first story in this series and I didn't feel like I was missing any important details at all. However, as much as I enjoyed this book I sure would like to read the first in the Lady Series.

I had the pleasure of reading this fabulous story in exchange for sharing my opinion with you all. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Reflection Point by Emily March

I have no idea how I have not came across work by Emily March before. She has created a town that I would love to visit. I have been missing out on another great small town romance series. Reflection Point is the first book I have read by Emily March but it most certainly will not be my last. I now want to go find the rest of the series and catch up. 

Savannah is a woman that has had a rotten experience in the past and is trying to overcome and forget all the bad things she has been through. She finds herself in Eternity Springs in a situation she has never experienced before. Like many small town Eternity Springs is full of wonderful, helpful, friendly people that want to help Savannah start her business. She has never had anyone want to help her before. I really enjoyed watching Savannah learn to trust and love again as the story went on. She built friendships that she can count on and found love Zach Turner that she did not expect. She doesn't trust law enforcement due to past experiences so finding love with Zach is very unexpected for Savannah. 

Zach Turner is the sheriff of Eternity Springs and he's not sure what to expect from Savannah. At first he is unsure if she is trustworthy or not. The more time he spends with her the more his feelings change. He goes from hesitant to trusting to her to growing fond of her quickly. 

There are some really interesting twists and turns that I sure did not see coming. I always love a little mystery and this book certainly has some of that. There was plenty of romance, drama, mystery, and intrigue that kept me turning pages quickly. 

I was lucky to win this book on librarything to be able to read and review. I am excited that I have found another new to me author that I will be watching for. I will look forward to visiting Eternity Springs again soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Killer in Crinolines -Guest Post by Duffy Brown- Giveaway

I am very honored to have Duffy Brown Guest on my Blog today. Duffy has a wonderful new book out called Killer in Crinolines. She wants to know which do consider yourself a Southern Belle or a Northern Deb? Comment below and tell us. Duffy has been kind enough to offer a  Killer in Crinolines tote to two lucky commenters so please be sure to leave a comment along with your email address below.  Without further ado here's Duffy....

Southern Belle or Northern Deb? Which are you?
Granola or Grits…Big hair or Flat…Pearls or Beads

I live in Cincinnati, right on the border of granola and grits. The Ohio River is not very wide I mean people swim across the thing...usually after a few beers but that’s another blog.
On the south side of the Ohio River sushi is and always will be bait and granola is squirrel food. On the north side if you order sweet tea they toss you a packet of sweet-and-low.  I don’t have big hair but I use hairspray, I love sweet tea and pork is the food of the gods but it has to be free-range pork where they treat the piggies nice.
So, am I North or South? The reason this is important, is my book is set in the South, so what part of my life goes into to the story and what gets ditched? I made a checklist to find out want part of me was Belle and what part was Deb.
So my question is... Who are you? Are you a Deb or a Belle?
-Do you never wear white after Labor Day or before Easter or do you go by the weather
-Do you own a strand of real pearls and wear them with pride or are you into beads
-Do you drink sweet tea and love it when they have it on the menu or do order Coke Zero
-A part of you truly believes in damn Yankees or are the Yankees the baseball team in NYC
-Civil War? What Civil War? That there was the unfortunate Northern Aggression!
-Do you have Lee as part of your name or your children’s name or is it Kaitlin
-Is GWTW and Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes, Something to Talk About
your favorite movies and you recognize all the places or are you a Sex and the City girl and watch The Wire

-Do you have a tiara hidden in your panty drawer? Do you know how to twirl a baton, or
 do you have a hockey stick in the closet beside your down coat

-Do you have a dad or a daddy

-Do you have an umbrella that looks a bit like a parasol or a North Face rain jacket

-Does the term red-eye go with gravy or taking a picture

-Biscuits from the bakery or from you grandma’s cookbook

-Prime real estate is NYC or the mall, country club and the beauty salon

-White gloves or black leather

-Southern Living or Martha Stewart

-Shorts or sundresses

-Pineapple doorknocker or lion’s head

-Mind your business or mind your manners

-Follow NFL or NASCAR

-Drive a hard bargain or drive an SUV

So, how do you measure up? Is a part of you a Southern Belle? Part of you Northern Deb? All of one or the other? Do you know someone who is?
I am definitely a closet Southern Belle! I do make fried chicken and bathtub gravy. That’s what my kids call my cream gravy because they could eat a bathtub full of it. I do make my own pies, have white gloves, crab at my kids if they don’t mind their manners, buy extra-hold hair spray, subscribe to Southern Living, have a fancy umbrella that I’ve been known to twirl from time to time and I do know how to twirl a baton for real. I even took lessons and still have the baton!
On the Southern Belle scale I’m about a 7. Well, maybe an 8. Guess that’s why I wanted to write a book and set it in Savannah. What is your Southern Belle Score? Your Deb score?
Ya’ll have a good day now, ya’ hear.
Hugs, Duffy Brown

When Reagan Summerside is asked to make an emergency bowtie delivery to Magnolia Plantation for a wedding, she finds the groom face-down in five-tiers of icing and fondant, a cake knife in his back and her good friend and local UPS driver accused of the murder. Can Reagan find the real killer without winding up in the local swamp as alligator meat? Will Walker Boone, pain-in-the ass attorney and once-upon-a-time gang member, help her out or feed her to the alligators himself?
**Facedown in five-tiers of icing and fondant a dead groom leads to wedding chaos for the bride, the bff and the hotshot attorney. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Midnight Special by Tawny Weber- Goddess Fish Promotions Tour- Excerpt- Review- Giveaway

by Tawny Weber

Tawny will be awarding a bookmark goodie package to one commenter at each stop (bookmark, signed cover flat, post it pad, magnet) and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon / BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Book Blast on May 9th. Check out other tour stops for more chances to win. You can find the tour schedule here...  Be sure to stop by and comment on as many stops as you would like for a better chance to win the prize.

Please leave a comment with your email address so we can contact the winner of the prize package. 

Somewhere on the train is a key witness for a crime involving arson, murder and a high-profile businessman. And reporter Marni Clare will do whatever it takes to get the story—even if it means crashing in a sleeper car that’s she’s not sure she’s reserved. But when she wakes, she finds herself curled up with the man she’s seeking…and he’s hot enough to derail all her plans!
FBI special agent Hunter won’t complain about the wickedly hot blonde in his arms. And maybe it’s the medication he’s on, but he’s even agreed to share his room for the entire journey….
It’s a long trip in close quarters, and within days their berth becomes the scene of some steamy railway romps. But is Marni just having fun…or is she taking Hunter for a ride?

WELL THIS WAS ONE HELL of a way to wake up.

All traces of sleep, painkillers and whiskey cleared from his head with a blink. Hunter was left with surprise and an overwhelming degree of passion.

Waking up horny was one of the perks of being a guy, like peeing standing up. But in all his years of appreciating his masculine advantages, Hunter couldn’t recall waking up quite this horny.

Then again, this was the first time he’d ever had a fantasy come to life.

As still as a cat gauging its prey, Hunter inspected the woman next to him. She looked like a cross between a porcelain doll and a sex kitten.

Flaxen blond curls waved around her face, floating to pale white shoulders. Her eyes were huge, the color of a cloudless sky and surrounded by a lush fringe of dark lashes. Heavy with passion, clouded with dazed shock, they had an intelligence in their depths that warned Hunter not to underestimate her. The rounded cheeks, flushed pink, and cupid’s bow mouth completed the picture of adorable confusion.

Figuring it was only fair since she’d taken her own visual tour, he shifted back a little to take in the rest of the view.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.  

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.  And for a limited time, she has a few open spots on her Street Team!

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Midnight Special is the first book I have have had the pleasure to read by Tawny Weber. I had been hearing good things about her work and it sounded so good I jumped at the chance to be able to host her promo tour as well as be able to review the book. I am really glad I did too. I really enjoyed Midnight Special, Tawny Weber has created some dynamic characters that I had a blast reading about. 
Marni Clare is a strong, independent, and determined woman on a mission to make it as a big time news reporter. She thinks the perfect story has fell into her, well her bed, when she ends up sharing a room on board a train with FBI  agent Hunter. Oh my goodness are these two hot together. They not only are throwing off sparks these two create flames until they finally give into temptation. Then they really produce some flames with some spicy scenes. 
Hunter is on the mission to get the bad guy and get him good. He really didn't plan on meeting up with Marni and falling so hard. Of course there is a few problems along the way, like the fact he didn't know Marni was a reporter. This also makes for some really interesting scenes.
I found Tawny Weber's work to be a smooth read with a story that quickly caught my attention. There is a bonus story along included with Midnight Special, Coming on Strong. I am looking forward to reading that and sharing my thoughts with you on that soon. So stay tuned for my review on that story soon. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels

I have been reading Fern Michael's work for years and have always enjoyed it. She never fails to write a wonderful story with delightfully compelling characters. The Blossom Sisters is another one of those books with a story that just reaches out and touches your heart. Ms. Michaels has a way of creating characters that are so heartfelt and yet so totally humorous all at the same time. I just love this woman's work and The Blossom Sisters is no exception. I love to be engrossed in a good book and find myself laughing with the characters.

I absolutely adored Grandma Rose and the 2 aunts. Oh my goodness, these women are full of spunk & sass and yet they are strong willed and independent. I would love to meet up with these ladies for tea. The project they have going on is just fabulous. It is such a boost to a bunch of people that need it. I loved their idea and how they were able to implement the whole thing pretty much on their own. I don't want to give too many details away here so I'll let you read about their wonderful program.

Gus was blinded by love (false love) and almost lost his family. Thankfully he quickly found out that his family mattered more to him than his wife who was trying to take him for everything he had and then some. I did not like his wife at all. She just isn't a nice person in any way, shape or form in my opinion. 

I loved the aspect of the family relationships in this book. This wasn't the romance book that I thought it might be. There is some romance between Gus and his spunky Lawyer Jill. It takes them a while to hit it off but they sure are fun to read about while they are getting the right sparks firing. I loved Jill with her well put together attitude and the  soft side that she was hiding. Jill is one tough firecracker of a lady. 

I also enjoyed the brotherhood relations between Barney and Gus. They are brothers in every way but blood. I don't think being blood brother could have made them any closer. This is a very special relationship that helps them both get through the rough spots in life. 

Overall I really enjoyed this book even though it wasn't what I expected to begin with. Of course, when I am reading a Fern Michaels book I never know what story I'm going to get but there is a high chance that I'm going to enjoy it. And let me tell you I really did enjoy this story. If you are looking for a good book with a little mystery, drama, family bonding, and some romance thrown in the mix, I think you'll enjoy The Blossom Sisters.

I believe this is a stand alone for now but I would be happy if there was a second book in the series to catch us up a little more. 

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book from Netgalley to be able to read and share my thoughts on. 

Crazy Thing Called Love By Molly O'Keefe (Crooked Creek Ranch #3)

I haven't had the pleasure to read very much of Molly O'Keefe's work but I really enjoyed Crazy Thing Called Love. I have not read the other two books in the Crooked Creek Ranch series but I didn't feel like I was missing anything important. I would like to read the other two books  in the series because I did enjoy this one. This book was a classic case of a second chance with a first love.

 I really liked Maddie even though she has a really tough outer lining that she created to avoid pain,.I could see her sweet and caring side under the rough exterior she puts off. Maddie thinks she has the perfect life that she needs to protect her from the pain of loving someone again.

Billie is the bad boy of Hockey, he's missing something in his life and he knows what it is.... Maddie. I loved when he was given a chance to go on her morning show. My goodness the sparks these two throw off when they are in the same room is almost combustible. I really enjoyed watching Maddie & Billie try to work around each other without showing their feelings. He is in for some major lifestyle changes.  I loved the family aspect in this book. I want to expand more on my feelings here but I really hate to give anything away so I'm going to say click on the link on the bottom and go get this book for yourself so you can read all about.

Maddie and Billie have a lot of obstacles to overcome together and they each have to learn to trust the other with their heart. They have both grown a lot over the years but there is still a bond there that has never went away. I found this to be a sweet story with some spicy scenes. There is some drama, some laughter, and some really touching scenes through out the story.

I know I would most certainly enjoy reading more of Molly O'Keefe's work, I found her writing style to be very pleasant to read with an interesting storyline to keep me turning the pages quickly.

I was extremely excited to win a copy of this book on Librarything in exchange for an honest review. It has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you on this book.