Archives for October 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW – His Texas Christmas Bride – Nancy Robards Thompson

His Texas Christmas Bride

5 STARS!

It wasn’t in her lifelong plan to be virtual strangers with the man she just found out she’s pregnant with twins with, but Becca Flannigan can’t make herself regret it either.  Who knew the one and only time in life she had a one night stand with a hot doctor, THIS would happen.

At the hospital with family one night, Becca meets Nick Ciotti, then runs into him again at a restaurant later that night and spends the night with him.  Three months later, she stumbles across him again and he finds out they are pregnant.  They start to spend time together to get to know each other, then sort of start dating.  Becca wants the fairy tale family, but Nick doesn’t think he has it in him to give it to her.  He had tragedy in his life as a kid and his family splintered.  He has no role model of what a father and family is supposed to be.  Can he find the strength to overcome his past and have a future with Becca, or will he set her free because he doesn’t think he’s worthy of her and their babies?

I loved this book!  I started reading and couldn’t put it down.  Both of these characters are scarred from the families they grew up with, but you can’t help but like them.  He’s standoffish when he feels cornered, but so sweet when he lets his guard down.  And she’s sort of meek when she lets her family walk all over her, but you find yourself rooting for her anyway.

** Received free from Nancy to review **

BOOK REVIEW – Willow Brook Road – Sherryl Woods

Willow Brook Road

5 STARS!

Always a pleasure to read a novel by Sherryl Woods!  The way she interweaves a huge family and makes them all a part of the book is magical and makes you wish YOU were one of the O’Brien’s living in Chesapeake Shores. 🙂

Carrie Winters has been back in Chesapeake Shores among her extended family for 6 months.  She’s basically licking her wounds after a breakup with her former boss, fashion icon Marc Reynolds.  At a loss of what to do with her life, she is feeling pressure to make a decision just as she meets an interesting man.

Sam Winslow had barely been a resident of the town, when tragedy struck his family and he’s now the guardian to his orphaned 6 year old nephew.  He’s trying to get settled with Bobby, as well as get to work at his new job as the web designer/tech expert at the local paper.

Carrie manages to always be close by when Sam needs help with something and a friendship develops.  Carrie finally has an idea of a business that she thinks will make her really happy, and Sam supports her idea and keeps her secret as she explores it.  As time passes and their lives interweave, Carrie and Sam admit they are having feelings for each other.  Will Carrie decide she’s going to make a go of a business in town, or will her old life in the luxurious fashion industry world woo her back?

** Won in a Facebook giveaway **

DAY 35

Day 35 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today’s happiness is ….

My monthly Maven box arrived from Julep!

I’m addicted to nail polish, so that’s almost always what I center my monthly box around, but they have lots of make-up options too. You sign up for the type of box you want, then get an e-mail each month when the box is available to view, swap out to whatever products you want if you don’t like the standard box and it’s shortly on it’s way to you … or skipping that month, or sending it on to a friend as a little surprise are always options too! 🙂 Here’s what I got today … gonna have to have some nail pampering time soon!  #100DaysofHappiness

First month free … http://refer.julep.com/v2/share/6201501832947306202

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