Archives for September 30, 2016

** Book Review ** SURVIVAL TIES by Trisha Leazier

Survival Ties

3 1/2 STARS!

You get a bit of a “been there, done that” feel with this book at first, but the more you read, the more you like the actual characters.  There’s definitely a good bit of monotony as it seems to take days and days to drive 150 miles, and the story goes on with it seeming like they are going to just keep adding to their crew and never see any resolution.  Without knowing what the other books in the series hold, I can’t speculate on whether the outcome will be worth it.  Overall, not bad, you have a vested interest in the characters as you read but it could stand some more excitement.

Ashlyn Glass’s life changes in the blink of an eye when her older sister goes through an experimental medical treatment that turns out to not have been a good thing.  She watches her die in front of her eyes, come back to life, and die again.  She barely escapes from danger herself and only with the help of a neighbor friend.  They band together with some more people when the town begins to become a madhouse, and head toward a haven that might be their only chance at safety.  Along the way, they forge friendships with several more people and build a trust between them to look out for each other and make themselves into a new version of a family unit.

ARC received via Author/VA

** Giveaway! ** SIGNED Paperback of HIS TO PROTECT by Karen Rock


The lovely Karen Rock has been kind enough to send me a signed copy of her latest Harlequin Blaze for me to offer up to my followers!  Enter via the Rafflecopter below!

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** Book Review ** A COUNTESS FOR CHRISTMAS by Christy McKellen



In the first book of a new “Maids Under the Mistletoe” series, Christy McKellen brings us a sweet reunion story!  The characters are easy to connect with and had me hoping for a happily ever after from the beginning.

Emma Carmichael has had a rough few years, and she can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel when she’s suddenly thrust into turmoil again!  She never expected to be serving drinks at a party her boss was hosting to Jack Westwood, the new Earl of Redminster  … and her secret husband!

Jack is shocked to see Emma after all of these years and mistakenly announces to the party that they are married.  When the press catches wind of it and madness ensues, Jack recommends they appear to be living as man and wife until it dies down.  As they try to fight the feelings that never died between them, will they realize that they are still meant to be?

ARC received via the Author/VA