Archives for November 5, 2019

* Review * A CHRISTMAS RENDEZVOUS by Karen Booth

* Review * A CHRISTMAS RENDEZVOUS by Karen BoothA Christmas Rendezvous by Karen Booth
Series: The Eden Empire #4
Published by Harlequin Desire on November 1, 2019
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five-stars

On her second run-in with her one-night stand,

they go from the bedroom to the war room!

It’s bad enough that high-powered attorney Isabel Blackwell is spending her Christmas on a high-stakes case. Then she discovers she’s up against the man who took her breath away one very special night. As a litigator, Jeremy Sharp shouldn’t be underestimated, but as lovers, Jeremy and Isabel can’t resist another rendezvous. Will this duel mean playing to win—or playing for keeps?

 

Electrifying chemistry! With A CHRISTMAS RENDEZVOUS, the fourth and final book in her Eden Empire series, Karen Booth takes us along for a delectable ride as on lawyer faces off against another in the fight for Eden Department Store … only trouble is, no one knows they were just each other’s one night stand!

There’s more to Isabel Blackwell than meets the eye, and she isn’t exactly thrilled to be brought into the middle of an all out war for control of the Eden holdings, but she’d do just about anything for her brother Sam, and he wants to help Mindy save her grandmother’s legacy.

Jeremy Sharp comes across as a fun-loving guy, but as we delve more into his past, we realize that he’s just a guy who’s been hurt one time too many and holds himself far removed from relationships these days. He doesn’t expect to see his one night stand across the boardroom the next day, but when it’s the situation that’s handed to him, he’s determined to do a good job for his client regardless.

I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a fast paced, enthralling read. The entire series has been great, but there was just something about Isabel and Jeremy that really made me love this story … maybe the best of the entire series!

five-stars

* Review * THE FIREFIGHTER’S THANKSGIVING WISH by Anna J. Stewart

* Review * THE FIREFIGHTER’S THANKSGIVING WISH by Anna J. StewartThe Firefighter's Thanksgiving Wish by Anna J. Stewart
Series: Butterfly Harbor Stories #7
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on November 1, 2019
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five-stars

They both know it’s true

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!

Working with the new fire chief, Roman Salazar, is a challenge for Frankie Bettencourt. Everyone in Butterfly Harbor agrees she was the one destined for the top job at the station house! So, should she quit? No way! But she will steer clear of Roman from now on…or at least until his kindness, quick smile and can-do attitude win the town—and possibly Frankie—over for good!

 

Trouble is brewing right from the start! With THE FIREFIGHTER’S THANKSGIVING WISH, book seven in her Butterfly Harbor Stories series, Anna J. Stewart brings us the story of everyone’s favorite firefighter Frankie and her new boss … and it turned out to be one of my favs in the series!

Frankie is the woman everyone loves to love in the Butterfly Harbor series. She’s tough as nails, but sweet as can be and always available to pitch in and help anyone. In this book, she’s up in arms because she’s been passed over for the promotion everyone knows she deserved.

Roman is new to the scene and though he seems like an all around okay guy, he’s not finding it easy to step into the job that the town sees as Frankie’s.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoying a small town setting filled with comical and endearing characters where a couple always finds their happily ever after in the end. This series has been great, so you can’t go wrong with any book you pick up in it. Looking forward to more to come!

five-stars

* Release Day Blast/Review/Excerpt * TWIST OF FATE by Jill Shalvis

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Release Day Blast/Review/Excerpt * TWIST OF FATE by Jill ShalvisTwist of Fate by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #8.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on November 5, 2019
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four-stars

When the one you want …

Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.

Is the one you can’t have…

To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only…

Can love conquer all?

Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…?

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A magical reunion filled with passion, angst and the reawakening of forgotten love! With TWIST OF FATE, Jill Shalvis brings fans of her Heartbreaker Bay series a new novella taking place on the outskirts of that world. We don’t see the typical cast of players, but there is mention of a couple of them as well as the setting.

Diego quickly caught a reader’s eye as a character with a lot of baggage to unravel. He still lives in the shadow of the heartbreak that drove him out of town ten years ago, and we can’t wait to learn the details of his story.

Daisy is a bit of a mystery. She was his first and only love and left to pursue her dreams, yet now she’s back in town and seemingly his estranged brother’s best friend.

I recommend this story to anyone wanting a quick delve into a Shalvis world to try her writing style out and of course to die hard fans as well, because we always wait to devour anything new. You can always count on delectable characters, passion and angst alike tearing the characters apart and then putting them back together again for a satisfying ending.

 

 

 

 

Twist of Fate
Heartbreaker Bay Novella
By: Jill Shalvis

Avon Books – November 5, 2019

 

BLURB:

When the one you want…

Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.

Is the one you can’t have…

To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved. First and only…

 Can love conquer all?

 Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…?

 

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43208812-twist-of-fate

 Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/169076-heartbreaker-bay

 

BUY LINKS:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2prEVp8

Paperback: https://amzn.to/34oiKyQ

 

Series Buy Link: http://jillshalvis.com/books/#heartbreaker-series

 

 

AUTHOR INFO:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

 

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EXCERPT:

*Read the First Chapter, https://www.jillshalvis.com/excerpts/twist-of-fate

four-stars