Archives for July 8, 2016

** Book Review ** LUC by J.M. Stewart



A sweet, sexy story of healing and moving forward after great loss!  I enjoyed the characters, I just would have liked a little more of them together at the end instead of skipping forward so much. Overall, a nice read with some nice sexiness to it and a sweet family backing it.  I look forward to reading his brother’s story!

Liz Anderson lost her husband two years ago and moved back home to lick her wounds.  She’s been at a standstill ever since, so her best friend takes it upon herself to drag her out of her rut and make her get out into the world again … in the form of setting her up with a hunky man 10 years her junior!

Luc Rossi is working hard to raise his little girl and to help run the family restaurant and doesn’t have much time for anything else, but when his co-worker sneakily sets him up with Liz, he can’t deny he’s attracted to her in a big way!

Luc offers to teach her how to cook, and opens the door for a sexy fling!  She’s not looking to forget her dead husband, and he’s not looking to get over his ex’s betrayal and trust again, but life has a lot more in store for them than they know.  Will he be able to convince her that moving on isn’t deserting the love she had with her husband?  And will she prove to be a woman worthy of his heart?

ARC received via the Author

** Book Review ** A DARE WITHOUT REGRET by Wendy S. Marcus

Naked man and woman hugging


From tragedy to love in a sweet novella in the Dare to Love Kindle World!  I often feel the story is rushed or feel like something is missing to make me happy when reading a novella length story, but that was not the case with this one by Wendy S. Marcus.  She brought sadness, hope and love to life with her story and I was enthralled.  I’ll have to go back and read Ren’s story too now that I’ve met him! 🙂

Ryan Monighan is an all-star running back for the Miami Thunder football team.  He’s a fan favorite, and he goes out of his way to always give the fans what they want, but when one gal is persistent in asking for something he’s not willing to do, he just keeps saying no.

Kiley Ivers is at the end of her rope!  She’s overwhelmed with trying to handle her bakery on her own and trying to be there 24-7 for her injured nephew, and then there’s the unbearable grief she’s torn apart with over losing her family in a horrible accident recently.  She really needs something to give … and that something is Ryan!

When Ryan finally meets the pest who keeps stopping by to try to get something out of him, he finally hears her story and agrees to try to help her nephew … and if he can get a sexy fling with the hot baker out of it too, all the better!

ARC received via the Author

** Blog Tour / Book Review ** RETURN TO MARKER RANCH by Claire McEwen

Return to Marker Ranch


In Book 2 in her Sierra Legacy series Claire McEwen takes us back to Marker Ranch to bring us Wade’s story.  It was fun to see Nora & Todd again and to see Wade continue on his journey to healing from his PTSD that we saw him start in Book 1.

Wade Hoffman broke Lori Allen’s heart all those years ago when he left town, so she’s not happy to see that he’s back  … especially when she finds out that he ran her well dry!  She’s working hard to prove herself now that she’s taken over her dad’s ranch, and she doesn’t need any more roadblocks than she’s already had.

Wade is happy to see Lori again.  In all those years that he was serving his country, he never forgot about her, or his need to apologize for how he left.

Can Wade put his life back in order enough to feel like he’s a complete enough man to have anything to offer Lori?  And will Lori be able to forgive him for leaving her high and dry?

ARC received via Prism Book Tours




On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Return to Marker Ranch (Sierra Legacy)Return to Marker Ranch
(Sierra Legacy #2)
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

This is one reunion both of them could do without

This is the chance she’s been waiting for to prove she can run her family’s ranch. And despite her many doubters, Lori Allen knows she’s doing a good job. Until the man who once broke her heart—Wade Hoffman—runs her well dry! And it turns out he’s got as much to prove as she does. After serving his country, Wade’s back to rebuild his family’s reputation and win his battle with PTSD.

With so much to lose, neither can afford to give in to temptation. But to succeed they must let go of old heartache and face up to bringing out each other’s worst, along with the best. And what doesn’t kill them…

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The First Book in the Series

Wild HorsesWild Horses
(Sierra Legacy #1)
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

This wild stallion can’t be tamed

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he’s endangering lives—Nora Hoffman’s to be exact. Nora hasn’t seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she’s nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything.

She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can’t deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she’s willing to risk.

Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.

Tour Schedule

July 1st: Launch
July 3rd: Becky on Books & Nicole’s Book Musings
July 5th: Mythical Books
July 6th: Brooke Blogs
July 7th: EskieMama Reads
July 8th: Thoughts of a Blonde & 23 Review Street
July 10th: underneath the covers
July 11th: Colorimetry
July 12th: deal sharing aunt
July 13th: Wishful Endings
July 14th: Harlie’s Books
July 15th: Beck Valley Books
July 17th: Grand Finale

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