To Tempt a Seal by Sara Jane Stone

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

If she has her way . . .
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

                                                                                     MY REVIEW:
As promised I read and am reviewing book two of the A Heartbreaker Bay series and was not disappointed. We meet Willa in book one and she is the biggest cheerleader for love and happy endings. I was surprised to see that she didn’t believe in what she spouted, well at least when it came to her own love life that is. Will was not given anything in life, she had to work hard for her success and it has paid off. She runs a dog grooming shop that does more than just grooming. It was fun to hear about the weddings for her client’s pets, handmade bedazzled collars, and the girls she felt needed the help she never had. Reading about Willa made me wish she was my friend too. She has a heart of gold but is scared to let it go to anyone.
                Keane and Willa went to high school together and he left a big impression on her, too bad he can’t remember her at all… If the way she is treating him is any indication he knows he must have done something bad. Keane was a nice surprise; he is smart, hot, and ready to take on the world. As you read about him you find he also has a problem, he thinks he can’t love or really feel much. One thing I like about Jill’s books is that she writes about how our childhood affects us even beyond what we think. In the case of Willa and Keane, it’s a great deal. They need to get their heads out of the past and look at what is in front of them. They both have so much trouble with this you wonder right to the end if they even can. First one is on board then the other but never at the same time. There is a great deal of humor and fun in this book. I laughed a great deal at the pet jokes, the antics of Willa’s friends and then there’s the ‘awww’ factor. Willa is loved by her friends so much that it shows in everything they do and say to her. This book will not be a disappointment so get your copy today! And look for my review on One Snowy Night Jill’s novella that comes next in the series (book 2.5). Keep reading, laughing and traveling all from your comfort spot.

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by [Shalvis, Jill]

My Review:
Thanks to a friends recommendation I read my first Jill Shalvis book and am hooked. I started this series and couldn’t put it down, I am reading the second book now and will write a review later. This is about Pru and Finn and how they find each other. While Finn believes it is coincidence, fate or dumb luck that he was able to look at the gorgeous Pru, she knows different. She wanted to meet him, you find out why throughout the book so I’m not going to ruin it for you. 

Pru is smart, beautiful, confident, and a ship tour captain, on the outside she seems very put together and ready to take on anything. The problem is she is alone, mostly. She has a select few people that truly know who she is inside, her dog Thor and her ex-boyfriends now best friend Jake. When she moves into her new apartment and starts making friends she’s surprised at how much More her life is. Finn is a part of this group too and that brings them closer than was ever the plan. Really though how do you resist a sexy Pub owner that will take off his shirt at a moments notice? 
Finn lives and breaths work, he has to keep the Pub going. His younger brother will be happy he put all the work in someday. That’s what he tells himself, since it has been his sole responsibility to raise him since Sean(brother) was fourteen. They are all each other has, besides Finn’s close group of friends. Then he starts getting close to the sexy new member of the group, Pru. He sees she has walls and wants to help her break them. Finn wants to be the one person she tells her secrets too, the one she trusts. The problem is, one of her secrets is so horrible, Pru knows the moment Finn finds out he will be gone. 
Secrets, white lies, omitting the truth, no matter what you call it, it will be her downfall. If she tells Finn will he stay or will he do as she expects? Will Finn share the one thing he too has been hiding? To find out you MUST read! 

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
or email her at contact@jillshalvis.com

Heartbreaker Bay Novels:

Book 1:
Sweet Little Lies: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

Book 2:
The Trouble with Mistletoe: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

Book 3:
Accidentally on Purpose: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel

Friday, October 7, 2016

Emergency Delivery by Samanthe Beck

Emergency Delivery (Love Emergency) by [Beck, Samanthe]
                                                                 MY REVIEW 

        Paramedic Hunter has goals he must reach! When he was a teenager starting out college these goals were derailed by something he had no control over. Since then he has become a bang up Paramedic that people love and trust. He has filled out all the paperwork and told everyone he is going to Medical School, nothing can stop him now.
  Madison is a screw up, she can’t seem to get anything right since her grandmothers death. She thinks she is on the right track when she gets the nerve up to leave her drug addicted boyfriend. She has arraigned for a job transfer and knows she has enough time to get money together before her baby is born to get a new apartment. All is going according to plan until… She goes into labor after an accident.
Not only is this were our two characters meet but it’s where the story really takes off running. How many of us have had times in our lives when NOTHING seems to be going according to plan? I know I have. Madison has an avalanche of events that collide and really make her only see the bad. Something about her draws Hunter in, he just can’t walk away until he knows she and her baby are alright. This leads him to invite Madison into his home and life, He is still thinking nothing will change. His idea is to help her until she can get her own place than he can start medical school just like planed.
Life is not always neat and tidy, and it rarely goes as planed. Hunter and Madison begin fast and become close, but someone or something is not wanting them to stay together. They are pulled apart and Hunter believes his dreams are gone forever, love and his second shot at medical school. They both have to figure out what is most important before it’s too late. Come meet Hunter and Madison in the second book of Samanthe Beck’s Love Emergency series. Bonus: Beau and Savannah and a few others from Emergency Engagement make appearances in this one!

USA Today bestselling author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California with her husband, their son and Kitty the furry Ninja. When not writing fun, sexy, contemporary romances or lazing on her beach towel with her face snuggled to her Kindle, she searches for the perfect ten dollar cabernet to pair with Ambien. 

Connect with Sam via her website at www.samanthebeck.com to check her progress on that never-ending quest, or to get the latest on her upcoming books.

1-Emergency Engagement:

Emergency Engagement (Love Emergency) by [Beck, Samanthe]
He needs the kind of rescue only she can provide...
Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about.

Then his family shows up.
Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.”
Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays.
If, of course, they don’t fall in love first…

2-Emergency Delivery

Emergency Delivery (Love Emergency) by [Beck, Samanthe]
 Madison Foley is determined to stand on her own two feet, no matter how wobbly her circumstances. Fate, however, keeps throwing her off balance, and then sending heroically hot paramedic Hunter Knox to save her.
She’s put men on the back burner until she gets her life on track.
But Hunter’s got other plans.
Decisions. Decisions.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mixing Temptation By Sara Jane Stone

After a year spent living in hiding—with no end in sight—Caroline Andrews wants to reclaim her life. But the lingering trauma from her days serving with the marines leaves her afraid to trust the tempting logger who delivers friendship and the promise of something more.

Following an accident that nearly robbed him of his hopes for the future, Josh Summers believes life has given him a second chance. He wants to settle down with the woman who stole his attention and his heart. And he’s willing to wait until she’s ready to be more than “just friends.” When fear of discovery leaves Caroline pretending to be his date, Josh tempts her to try the real thing—a relationship built on trust, not lies.
But then the past threatens and Caroline must risk everything—including her freedom—to bury her demons before she can take a chance on happy-ever-after.

MY Review:

This is the book we SJS fans have been waiting for! Loved characters from two separate series come together to see if they can find love. We meet Josh Summers in Sara’s Independence Falls series, I don’t know about you but his sense of humor grabbed me right off. Josh is no stranger to having people disappoint him and having life kick you in the teeth. He had a traumatic injury that made him realize what was important in life, his life of one fling after another just weren’t enough anymore. 
Caroline Andrews is introduced to us in Serving Trouble (book 1 in the Second Shot series). She is scared, hurt and yet still a kick butt Marine ready to fight if needed. Luckily for her she runs into Josh who tells her Marine buddy Noah she is in town and looking for him. You will have to read the series to really get a sense of who Caroline is and trust me it is worth it. Caroline has things in her past that make it very hard to trust anyone let alone men. She avoids people at all costs, but one man just wont leave her alone. 
After Josh’s ordeal he learned to bake, this skill comes in handy when he decides to get to know Caroline better. It takes him a long time, longer than he has ever perused a women but he feels she’s worth it. Josh never pushes Caroline and this made me respect him even more. He takes his time, giving her a friend yet making sure she knows he’s interested in more, when she’s ready. After their second date however what should be an easy fun start to a relationship is anything but. Caroline see’s a need to stop dwelling in her past but in order to do that she thinks she needs to face it head on. She also meets a women who needs her help, most men would give up, not Josh, he offers to help anyway he can. This leads us on a trip of deep contemplation, police, talks of hot tubs, laughter, and more conflicting emotions than either of them thought possible.
This book was extremely well written and researched, Sara brought a problem still to this day swept under the rug out in the open. She did this with special care and thought to how people who had suffered the same would feel when reading it. I’m highly impressed with the in depth and no holding back she took in the effort to share who Caroline was before and after the event. Showing that though horrible things happen to us, we all can heal.  You will love this book from beginning to end!   

About Sara Jane: 
After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels.  Armed with a firm belief that dreams do come true, Sara Jane sat down at her keyboard to write fun, sexy stories like the ones she loved to read.  
Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children, and a lazy Burmese cat. 

Second Shot Series: 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Awesomeness to come!!

Hey everyone, 
  So I know I haven't been on in a bit but I've been working on a new project. What is it you ask? Well I will be revealing it soon! Along with some giveaways to celebrate. So... Keep watching and opening your emails! 
Happy reading and have a great night!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Change of Heart by T.J. Kline

MY Review:

                Gage is back and with his own story, who else is excited about this! When we first meet Gage we find out he is a tech genius who helps his older brother find a way to heal from his PTSD. I don’t know about you but I fell for him right away, T.J. has definitely changed the “geek” image in this series. In Hearts Desire she gave us Nathan a finical analyst that made our mouths drop open when described. Now we have a sexy, buff, kind, did I mention sexy guy named Gage. He has his own company that has been making a ton of money until there is a flaw in one system. Needing to get away to find some perspective Gage heads to Heart Fire Ranch. He wants to spend time with his brother and new niece, spend time in the piece and quiet, away from the media. However, it is not all he planed when he meets Leah.

                Leah is the new therapist for Heart Fire Ranch and is very excited to stat the new chapter in her life. She hopes it is better than her past jobs and her past hurts. Leah has the kind of past that she would like to leave there. She believes if she doesn’t think about it and keeps looking forward it can’t hurt her anymore. This of course doesn’t work when she meets Gage on the side of the road when her car breaks down. Gage is taken with what he sees right away, loving the curves, the body, and makes a comment on… Her car. Leah thinks his comment is about her body and takes instant offence, setting the two at odds from the start.

                Gage can’t figure out what it is about Leah but something won’t let him leave her alone. He tries to befriend her and get flack from Jessie. The easiest thing for him would be to just stay away, it’s what Leah says she want and what Jessie his bossy sister in law wants. Unfortunately, he just can’t and soon discovers why. Leah is like no women he has ever met, she intrigues him. So he keeps helping, keeps being nice. Leah tries to fight the desire Gage brings out in her, she has never felt it before and has avoided men for the past ten years. Love was a myth, happily ever after was for kids, and Leah was never going to feel anything romantic with Gage. This was her mantra.

                So, you have two stubborn, head strong, determined characters who desire each other but refuse to give in. As you can tell this book ROCKS! I fell in love with Gage and Leah almost as much as Baily and Chase. I know you will too, so pre-order/buy your copy… NOW!
                                                  Other books in this series(in reading order):

About the Author:
T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She writes contemporary western romance for Avon Romance, including the Rodeo series and the Healing Harts series. She has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her very limited spare time, T.J. can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Second Shot: Serving Trouble by Sara Jane Stone


                Noah… Oh ya, we meet him in Lena and Chads story (Hero by Night) and I begged Sara to write more about him. I could tell he had a good story and I was right! Noah had a forbidden relationship before joining the Marines. To find out more about that story read Sara’s Running Wild (picture below), this review is about what happens five years later…

                Noah is home to help run his father’s bar that he is trying to rebrand and make more successful. Between the bar, helping at the gun range and taking care of his father Noah has been able to keep from thinking of his past mistakes. At least some of the time. He was thought of as the hometown hero, which didn’t change when he came home a “war hero”, it’s something he used to pride in himself, not anymore. He tries to come across as a sullen jerk that doesn’t care anymore, until none other than Josie Fairmore, the one women he has never forgotten shows up asking for help.

            Josie wanted nothing more than to leave the small town she grew up in. The town that called her wild and thought she would never amount to anything. It kills her inside to have to ask for help when she is forced to move home. Let alone ask Noah, the man that took her heart and smashed it. Noah had always told her that if she needed anything she could ask him, so swallowing her pride and the past hurt, she does ask.

            Noah refuses at first not wanting the distraction or temptation of having Jose with-in his grasp yet unable to take her for his own. Jose’s brother would come back from overseas and kick his sorry butt for one and the other reason was that Noah didn’t think he was good enough for her anymore. He was too broken, he was no ones hero. Jose being a strong-willed woman doesn’t let him turn her away. I think the mention of her working at the topless bar might have had something to do with it too ;-). Noah didn’t want anyone seeing her like that, well other than him that is. Within the story you get to see the pain both have endured. The past five years wasn’t easy for either of them, the education Jose received does make her a hero in the town though. What kind of hero, lol you will have to read to find out. Will these two be able to forgive and heal, or will they keep making the same mistakes. That is what I kept thinking, but then Sara throws in a twist, someone else comes for Noah’s help. Another woman, which causes more trouble than Noah and Jose think they can handle. Noah is getting threatened, bullets and flying and the people he has left are counting on him. Noah doesn’t know how he can save himself let alone anyone else. Get you copy today to find out what other surprises are thrown Noah’s way…   
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After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream-writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! To subscribe, visit www.sarajanestone.com and look for her newsletter entry form.
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