Archives for October 20, 2019

* Review * A MAGNOLIA REUNION by Michelle Major

* Review * A MAGNOLIA REUNION by Michelle MajorA Magnolia Reunion by Michelle Major
Series: The Magnolia Sisters
Published by HQN Books on October 1, 2019
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What would you do if you were face-to-face with the one who got away?

It’s been years since Jennie Copley left Magnolia, NC—and her dreams of happily-ever-after—in the rearview mirror. But when her beloved nana turns ninety, she forces herself to come home for the birthday party…and runs into Lucas Michaels, the boy who broke her heart all those years ago. She’d hoped to never see him again, but life—and Nana—has other plans…

Lucas is still in love with Jennie—time and distance could never change that. When she left for college, Lucas knew she had big dreams and he didn’t want to stand in her way. Now, forced together to plan Nana’s party, he can’t get her off his mind. Jennie is only in town a little while. Can he convince her to give him one more chance?


A MAGNOLIA REUNION is the short but sweet prequel to Michelle Major’s upcoming The Magnolia Sisters series. It’s too short to have a whole lot of angst to let me sink my teeth into, but there’s a bit from the past that former sweethearts Jennie and Lucas have to get through before deciding to give their love another shot.

The background of the town is laid out somewhat in this story and we meet Lucas’s best friend Gray who is going to be the hero in the first full-length book in the series, out in March 2020. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to delving deeper into the town and it’s occupants!


* Review * BLIND SPOT by Brenda Novak

* Review * BLIND SPOT by Brenda NovakBlind Spot by Brenda Novak
Series: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #4
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on August 27, 2019
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With Jasper Moore, the privileged boy who attacked her when she was only sixteen, finally caught and in prison, Dr. Evelyn Talbot, founder and head psychiatrist at Hanover House (a prison/research facility for psychopaths in remote Alaska), believes she can finally quit looking over her shoulder. She’s safe, happier than she’s ever been and expecting her first child. She’s also planning to marry Amarok, her Alaska State Trooper love interest and the town’s only police presence.

But before the wedding can take place, a psychopath from the much more recent past comes out of nowhere and kidnaps her in broad daylight. Instead of planning her wedding, Evelyn finds herself doing everything she can to survive, save her baby and devise some way to escape while Amarok races the clock to find her - before it’s too late.


Exhilarating from start to finish! BLIND SPOT is the much-anticipated fourth full-length novel in Brenda Novak’s The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles series and picks up shortly after the previous book left off. Just when things were looking like they would be slowing to a normal life for Evelyn and Amarok and their baby-to-be, Evelyn embarks on yet another fight for her life when a more recent psychopath kidnaps her.

As detailed descriptions wrap around us, we embark immediately on a journey of terror with Evelyn as she’s locked up and has no clue who has her. She quickly sets forth a plan to fight for the life of her unborn child harder than she’s ever fought before, showcasing the strong character she’s been throughout the series.

Amarok is desperate to figure out who has taken Evelyn and where they are holding her. He goes up against all obstacles to try to get even a hint of a lead to go on in his search. He remains the amazingly supportive man we’ve seen by her side, and shows an additional softer side of him as his worry turns into desperation.

I highly recommend this book, and this series as a whole. To fully appreciate the plight in each book, I recommend you read in order from prequel through each full-length novel there after (Hanover House, Her Darkest Nightmare, Hello Again, Face Off and ending with Blind Spot). The only thing that would have made it complete for me as a die-hard fan of the series was more time with Evelyn and Amarok together and especially seeing how their future played out. Loved the series!



I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * SECOND CHANCE TEMPTATION by Joss WoodSecond Chance Temptation by Joss Wood
Series: Love in Boston #3
Published by Harlequin Desire on November 1, 2019
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Years ago, she left him at the altar.

She. Owes. Him.

Now Tanna Murphy shows up, wanting to make amends? Nothing she could say would salvage Levi Brogan’s broken trust. Or so he says. Yet Levi needs someone at his beck and call for the next six weeks. And he’s discovered the perfect way Tanna can make it all up to him… With desire still burning between them, will temptation lead to their second chance?


SECOND CHANCE TEMPTATION is book four in Joss Wood’s ever steamy Love in Boston series and we have finally gotten to Levi’s story! We’ve watched him from the sidelines as he pulled his overprotective big brother duties while his sisters found love, and now it’s his turn to do an about face as the past comes back to haunt him. The story line was fresh, emotional and oh so satisfying!

If you’ve been following along with the series, Levi was already very familiar with you from Jules, Darby and DJ’s stories so he’s a draw immediately as you start to read. Learning about his past and watching him try not to open his heart to his ex again is quite entertaining.

Tanna is quick to snag the attention of the reader as well. She broke Levi’s heart, but it’s easy to spot the guilt that still eats her alive over her accident long ago. Seeing her finally allow herself to start to forgive is absolute gold.

I highly recommend this series as a whole, and this book was particularly sweet. If you enjoy a close knit family who doesn’t hesitate to step in to protect those they love, this family is for you. I’m looking forward to meeting more of Tanna’s family in future books!