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Thursday, 31 January 2013 18:15

Review: Second Chance at Forever

SecondChanceatForeverCoverArt72dpi“Second Chance at Forever” by Heather Lire (contemporary, Desert Breeze, February 2013, $4.99, 94pp)

 

Series: Holiday Vermont, book one

 

Summary:
When Morgan Sanderson left her grandparent’s anniversary party, she had no idea how much the previous week would impact her life. Four years later she’s living a content life, teaching literature and being the best mom she can be, even if she knows something is missing. That thing being the one person she can’t forgive and yet can’t get over.

 

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Monday, 14 January 2013 13:52

Review: At His Majesty's Request

 At-His-Majestys-Request-Full-191x300“At His Majesty’s Request” by Maisey Yates (contemporary, Harlequin Presents, January 2013, $4.99, 192pp)

 

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Summary:
Marry the jaded prince and receive a title, a small island, a castle and a tiara.

 

Matchmaker extraordinaire Jessica Carter arranges marriages that work. And that is exactly what Prince Drakos is looking for. The last thing he needs is someone as unsuitable as her…but none of the beautiful socialites paraded before him excite Stavros as Jessica does.

 

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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 20:55

Review: Mystic Cowboy

MysticCowboy300“Mystic Cowboy” by Sarah M. Anderson (contemporary, Samhain, January 2013, $5.50, 325pp)

 

Series: Men of White Sandy, Book 1

 

Summary:
Just who does Rebel Runs Fast think he is? Dr. Madeline Mitchell, the new doctor on the White Sandy Lakota Indian Reservation, knows there’s a good answer to that question. Somewhere.

 

Sure, the Lakota medicine man is every cowboy-and-Indian fantasy she ever had, but he sends patients to sweat lodges instead of clinical trials, talks them out of flu vaccines. Even more irritating, he makes her heart race.

 

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Sunday, 23 December 2012 19:30

Review: One Hit Wonder

OneHitWonder“One Hit Wonder” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, self-published, December 2012, $0.99, 20,000words)

 

Summary:
Jane Timmons has two weeks to . . .
1. Keep her distance from her sexy boss, the once famous pop singer, Damon Suarez.
2. Stay firm. No kissing allowed!
3. And not let Damon know she loves him.

Damon Suarez has two weeks to . . .
1. Convince Jane to not quit.
2. Stage a comeback and be more than a one hit wonder.
3. Win Jane's heart--no matter what it takes.

 

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Monday, 17 December 2012 20:43

Review: Under the Mistletoe

Under-the-Mistletoe-cover-200x322“Under the Mistletoe” by Jill Shalvis (contemporary, Forever Yours, December 2012, $1.99, 14,000 words)

 

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Series: Lucky Harbor

 

Summary:
JUST ONE MORE KISS

There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2012 20:11

Review: His Christmas Wish

HisChristmasWish“His Christmas Wish” by Marquita Valentine (contemporary novella, self-published, November 2012, $1.99, 95pp)

 

Series: A Holland Springs holiday novella

 

Summary:
There's no time like the Present...

War Hero, Joaquin Morales, returns to Holland Springs after years of estrangement from his family...and his wife. His new mission: To convince his wife that they have a Future together.

Falling in love with her husband for the second time was *not* a part of Sage Caswell's plans for the Holiday Season. She's convinced that what they had belongs in the Past.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 21:08

Review: Far from Perfect

FarfromPerfect“Far from Perfect” by Barbara Longley (contemporary, Montlake, October 2012, $12.95p/$3.99e, 350pp)

 

Series: Perfect, Indiana, book one

 

Summary:
Steal away on a journey to the heartland, where a wounded soldier meets the one woman who could be his new beginning…

 

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Friday, 02 November 2012 13:43

Review (kind of): Undeniable

Undeniable“Undeniable” by Madeline Sheehan (contemporary, October 2012, self-published, $1.99, 219pp)

 

**NOTE: This is less of a review than Jennifer's reaction to this book. There are many, many spoilers here.***

 

Summary:
***Warning*** (This book contains several aspects of the uglier side of life; it is not for everyone.)

The story of Deuce and Eva...

An undeniable connection that stands the test of time.

Unforgettable moments.

Love and pain and everything in between.

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Sunday, 28 October 2012 18:56

Review: Pitch Perfect

pitchperfect“Pitch Perfect” by LuAnn McLane (contemporary, Signet, September 2012, $7.99, 304pp)

 

Summary:
Cricket Creek, Kentucky, is a sweet river town known for its theater, shopping, and cuisine. But tough times are crushing tourism—until a hard-swinging baseball team and three hometown heroes begins revitalize the community one inning at a time….

 

Determined to prove her independence, Mia Monroe is no longer Daddy’s little rich girl. Buying an old car with the last of her money, she sets out for who knows where… until her clunker clunks out in Cricket Creek. With no plan and no credit cards, Mia has to find more resilience than she’s ever never needed before. And a little help from an attractive new acquaintance wouldn’t hurt… As first baseman for the Cricket Creek Cougars, Cameron Patrick has two jobs: win games and stay out of trouble. If he can do both, he might just make it back to the minor leagues. He knows Mia is trouble from the moment she catches his eye—but he can’t stop looking. And maybe her kind of trouble is exactly what he needs.   

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:43

Review: Wyoming Fierce

WyomingFierce“Wyoming Fierce” by Diana Palmer (contemporary, HQN, November 2012, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Summary:
Ranch owner Cane Kirk lost more than his arm in the war. He lost his way, battling his inner demons by challenging any cowboy unfortunate enough to get in his way. No one seems to be able to cool him down, except beautiful Bodie Mays. Bodie doesn't mind saving Cane from himself, even if he is a little too tempting for her own peace of mind.

 

But soon Bodie's the one who finds herself in need of rescuing—only, she's afraid to tell Cane what's really going on. How can she trust someone as unpredictable as this fierce cowboy? When her silence only ends up getting her into even deeper hot water, it's up to Cane to save the day. And if he does it right, he won't be riding off into the sunset alone.

 

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