BOOK REVIEW – Hidden Impact – Piper J. Drake

Hidden Impact

5 STARS!

Really enjoyed this book!  It’s action packed from the start and only gets more exciting as time goes on.  An easy to follow read with lots of drama, and lots of romance.  I was expecting more badass, tough guy behavior, but I found it impossible not to like them. 🙂

Gabriel Diaz and his team are handling private party security as something to keep them busy and less bored in their down-time while recovering from their latest mission with Centurion Corporation when he’s approached by Maylin Cheng.  He blows her off until later that night when the team witnesses a car attempt to run her over.

Maylin is trying to find someone to help her find her missing sister.  Gabe and his team take her back to their compound with them to try to get some answers.  Military-Veterans-turned-mercenaries, they have a lot of resources at their fingertips with which to help search for details.  They decide to look into her missing sister to see if they can figure out what happened to her, and what the connection is to who just tried to hurt Maylin.

Will they be able to help?  And when Maylin and Gabe start to have feelings for each other, will they be able to figure out a way to have any type of future together?

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BOOK REVIEW – Your B&B or Mine – Melissa West

Your B&B or Mine

4 STARS!

A sweet romance, interwoven with past regrets and memories.

Savannah Hale returns home to the town she never thought she’d see again.  Maple Cove, Georgia holds too many memories of love shared, and lost for her.  Now she’s back to bury her Mom and deal with the details surrounding the family B & B.

Logan Park hasn’t been back in Maple Cove, GA in years either.  Now he’s back to make sure the real estate company he works for will be able to buy the B & B.

Savannah and Logan have history … he was her high school sweetheart Will’s best friend.  Will & Logan joined the Army together after high school, and Will was killed in combat.  Savannah has missed Will all these years, but she’s missed Logan just as much … or more.  Can they finally admit to their feelings for one another and get past the guilt they also feel to share a future?

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BLOG TOUR – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Seized By Love – Melissa Foster

Seized By Love

5 STARS!

If you read the Seaside Summers series by Melissa Foster, you will recognize Lizzie Barber and Blue Ryder.  I didn’t read the previous series, but didn’t have any trouble at all following this book and falling in love with these characters.  It’s well written and draws you in very easily, so you’re turning page after page waiting to see what’s going to happen.  You might even find yourself cursing at Blue a bit like I did, but I soon loved him again, so no worries. 🙂

Lizzie Barber owns her own flower shop, P-town Petals, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  What no one knows about her, is she secretly does a hot web series on the side to earn money to pay for her little sister’s education.

Blue Ryder has been trying to get Lizzie to go on a date with him ever since he met her a year ago.  She likes him and finds him hard to resist, but doesn’t think it’s fair to start a relationship with him when she has this secret life.  She finally gives in and goes on a couple of dates with him, but when they start to get serious about each other, she feels the need to come clean with him.

When her secret life as the Naked Baker is revealed, she has to try to pick up the pieces and move forward.  Will Blue be able to understand why she didn’t tell him about it from the beginning?  Will her friend and family get over it?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

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Seized By Love
Love In Bloom #29: The Ryders #1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October 28, 2015
World Literary Press

Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/09/seized-by-love-love-in-bloom-ryders-1.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23123675-seized-by-love
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/111661-love-in-bloom

BLURB:

You fell in love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying.

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

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Author Info

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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Website:  http://www.melissafoster.com/
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BOOK REVIEW – Weather the Storm – Lisa Mondello – Rising Storm, Episode 7

Weather the Storm

5 STARS!

This episode was really well written.  It mostly centered around Pastor Bryce Douglas trying to come to terms with his son Danny’s Autism diagnosis and accepting the different things that have to go into their plan of helping Danny cope with starting school.  He and Tara make a good start in getting their marriage back on track as well.

There is also further drama with Senator Sebastian Rush and his mistress Dakota Alvarez.  Lots of explosive secrets are starting to be figured out.  Can’t wait to see what happens next week in the final Episode of this season.

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review **

BOOK REVIEW – A Love To Last – Kelsey Browning

A Love To Last

5 STARS!

I’m hooked!  This is Book 1 in the Prophecy of Love series, and I already can’t wait to read more.  Great job of weaving a small town chemistry that makes us fall in love with the thought of what has been, and what’s yet to come.  I laughed, I cried, and I wished for the fairy tale kind of love that burns even through years of separation.  Great read!

Cal Maddox walks into his dad’s boot shop and sees the one woman he has never forgotten.  Delaney Shields is only stopping through Prophecy, TX for a quick check on Whit Maddox and never expected to see Cal.  Last she heard, he was traveling the world in the military.  He had no clue his dad had kept in such close contact with Delaney all these years.

Whit is determined to get Delaney to stay in town and take over his boot shop for him.  He told her years ago that she was the next Prophecy bootmaker, and if she won’t stay, the magic ends and the town falls apart.  Delaney doesn’t want to admit that she can see the boots in her mind.  If she does, then she’s locked into settling down, and as she proved when she walked out on Cal all those years ago, she’s not the staying kind.

Will she and Cal admit they still love each other or will she ride off into the sunset again?  Can she ever believe that she’s worth being loved after the past she’s had and let herself actually be happy?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

BOOK REVIEW – Her Undercover Defender – Debra Webb/Regan Black

Her Undercover Defender

5 STARS!

Full of intrigue!  Definitely keeps you on your toes waiting to see what’s going to happen!  Really enjoyed it!

David Martin, part of a team of elite Specialists, is sent undercover to a Charleston, SC hospital.  Intel shows that a biotech weapon is in danger, that he must protect at all cost.

Terri Barnhart is a nurse at the hospital.  When David meets her, her brother Trey has been missing for 3 months.  He just up and disappeared from college one day.  Terri hasn’t heard a word from him, but David’s team thinks he has been training with a cult of radicals who plan to steal the invention from the hospital and put it in the hands of terrorists.

Will David be able to keep that from happening?  And when he and Terri develop feelings for each other, will that risk the undercover op?  Will there be able to be a future for them?

**  Won in a giveaway  **

BOOK REVIEW – A Moment to Love – Jennifer Faye

A Moment to Love

5 STARS!

I really enjoyed this book!  Jennifer Faye did a wonderful job of creating Whistle Stop, New Mexico into a town you want to visit and settle into yourself.  I can’t wait to delve in even further with the next book 🙂

Cord Lawson is a rancher living a very solitary life.  He feels like the town doesn’t like him because of past experiences with them.  He’s now on the verge of having his ranch foreclosed on by the bank unless he can come up with the money to pay the balloon payment on the loan.  He’s trying to sell part of his land, but so far has had no interest.

Alexis Greer is a land developer from New York City.  She comes to town because she saw the listing for Cord’s land and is very interested, but there was a mistake in the listing and and the land that she’s wanting, is the part that he has no intention of selling because of family history.

Cord and Lexi are drawn to each other.  They each want the other to bend into doing things the way they want them with the deal, but can’t fight the attraction they are feeling for each other all the while.  Will they be able to find a solution that lets them both get they want?  And when all is said and done, will they have a future together?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

RELEASE BLITZ – BOOK REVIEW/GIVEAWAY – Dream Caller – Michelle Sharp

Dream Caller

4 STARS!

This one picks up just days after where Protecting the Dream ended.  Jordan Delany, a St. Louis Narcotics Detective is still on vacation, while her boyfriend Ty McGee, an officer with Longdale Police Department has just gotten called back in off of vacation because a murder has occurred.

Jordan is still trying to get used to the fact that she and Ty are living together now  She’s still hoping that he doesn’t one day wake up and realize that her weird dream situation is too much for him.  She’s relieved he was called out on this case because she woke up after seeing another murder happen in her dream.

Ty has been partnered with Missouri Highway Patrol Detective, Isobel Riley, for his murder investigation.  As soon as he sees her, he knows it’s going to cause a problem with Jordan.  When she stops by the station to bring him lunch and sees Issy flirting, she sees red.  Wait until she puts two and two together and realizes they are ex-lovers!  It makes for some heated fights, and hot make-up sex!

Jordan will also find out more of her father’s history when her friend/boss Ted, from the task force she was previously working on, drops in with some files and info for her.  And when she drops by the station again to see Ty, she catches a glimpse of his murder suspect … and realizes it’s his case she’s been dreaming about!  Will she tell Ty what she saw?

** Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

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About Dream Caller:

Jordan Delany and Tyler McGee return in this newest steamy, suspense-filled novel in Sharp’s Dream Seeker series releasing October 27, 2015 that will leave readers anxiously wanting more with each turn of the page.

Title: Dream Caller
Author: Michelle Sharp
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Series: Dream Seeker #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Length: 188 Pages
ISBN: 9780996739504

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Jordan and Ty are finally together, as in living together—mortgage and all. Now they intend to enjoy a little down time. They’ve purchased an aging horse ranch with plans to renovate, but their domestic bliss is put on hold when Ty is called in to investigate a murder case.

Coincidentally, an unusually graphic nightmare about a young college student’s murder catches Jordan by surprise. In the dream, Jordan can see the girl’s pretty blonde hair. She can see the snowy ravine the girl was strangled in. Most shockingly, this time she can even see the killers face.

Being at home and still on vacation is making it challenging to figure out how to connect with this latest victim, until Jordan visits Ty’s precinct and recognizes a young man in interrogation as the murderer.

When Ty insists the suspect is innocent, Jordan debates just how far into Ty’s career she can interfere. Influencing another cop’s investigation on the basis of a dream is a line she’s never dared to cross. Even if the other cop is the man she loves.

Making the situation all the more frustrating is the sexy, red-headed Isobel Riley from Missouri Highway Patrol who is partnering with Ty for the duration of the case. And Isobel is a lot more than a mere detective consultant—she’s Ty’s ex-lover.

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About Michelle Sharp:

Award-winning author, Michelle Sharp, has been nominated for a 2014 National Readers Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense and Best First Book. In addition, her debut novel Dream Huntress has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Daphne Du Maurier award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense. Although she has a degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University, she finds weaving tales of danger, deception, and love much preferable to reporting the cold, hard facts.

As most authors probably are, she is an avid reader. Growing up in St. Louis has made her a die-hard Cardinals fan, and having a child with Down Syndrome has made her passionate about any issue regarding special needs kiddos. She’s also a fairly big sucker when it comes to anything with fur or feathers. Michelle is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and Missouri Romance Writers. You can learn more about her at michellesharpbooks.com.

Connect with her on:  Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads
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BOOK REVIEW – Clandestine Christmas – Elle James

Clandestine Christmas

5 STARS!

A great end to the Covert Cowboys, Inc. series!  This one is filled with intrigue from the very first chapter until the last.

Billionaire rancher Chase Marsden is determined to help his old friend Sadie Lovely when she comes to him saying that she thinks someone is following her.  He hires a bodyguard from Covert Cowboys, Inc. to come and protect her.

Kate Rivers is a former Texas Ranger, now taking on her first job as a private bodyguard.  Just as she arrives into town, an attempt is made on Sadie’s life.  She and Chase team up to try to track down who is behind it.  During their investigation, they find Sadie’s notorious black book naming some high up political figures from when she was a Madam.

Will Chase & Kate decide to act on the attraction they are feeling for each other?  Will they be able to track down the killer or killers before they make another attempt on Sadie?

**  Received free in exchange for an honest review  **

BOOK REVIEW – A Reason to Remember – Leigh Duncan

A Reason to Remember

4 STARS!

A sweet story about remembering the good times even during tough times.

Margo Langdon is waiting for her husband to get home.  They are supposed to be finalizing everything and signing their divorce papers that night.

David Langdon is late getting home, as usual.  Just after he arrives, a freak accident occurs that lands him in the hospital unable to remember the last 10 years of their life together.

Margo stays by his side while he’s unconscious, then once he’s awake, they relive their love through the years as he talks about things he remembers from 10 years ago when they were young and in love while still in college.  And they relive the early years of what he can’t remember, while she describes their wedding to him and their life through the years.

When his memory comes back, will they still be basking in the memories and love they feel with one another, or will the divorce continue with them going their separate ways?

** Received free in exchange for an honest review **