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Hope Falls: Stealing Home (Kindle Worlds Novella)

Book Description

Jason Denali hadn't planned the trip to Hope Falls. It was thrust on him, but he couldn't argue that the change was needed. He'd turned into someone even he couldn't like anymore. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to fix it. He was truly lost, and it wasn't the first time he'd felt that way. He'd been lost since he was ten-years-old. Since the day his sister died. 

Laken Sky didn't need the distraction of the bad boy baseball player staying in the next room over at her B and B. She'd come to Hope Falls to search for her past, to find a link to family she desperately needed in her life. 

Somehow, though, that bad boy next door finds his way into her heart, and she's not sure what she'll do when she has to give him up.

Book Review

This was the first time I read a Kindle Worlds book. For those of you who didn't know what that is, its a sort of fan fiction written in the original author's world but with different characters by the new author. This one is from Melanie Shawn's Hope Falls world and is written by Lori Ryan.
Jason Denali is sent to Hope Falls to recover from his hedonistic lifestyle by his team mate's mother. Laken Sky is there to try and find her father and whatever family she never knew she had. The two of them have off the walls attraction bouncing between them. Fun read. Felt it was too short, I know I know Its a novella, but I could have gone for a longer story!

Hope Falls: Stealing Home (Kindle Worlds Novella)
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PARADISE COVE (PARADISE SERIES Book 1)

Book Description

This new heart-warming contemporary romance takes place in the Florida Keys and promises romance/passion, family values, and plenty of adventure. Cardiac surgeon Sean Flannigan lost his daughter to a rare form of leukaemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean's sail boat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla's compassion find a crack in Sean's armour? Sometimes love isn’t enough to heal a wounded heart.

Book Review

Kayla and Sean's story is a great start to a new series by Patrice Wilton. Three sisters decide to help their mother run the guest cottages their step father bequeathed them just before his death. They all move from their respective lives ad come to Paradise Cove. The resort has a good location, but is badly in need of restoration and the sisters have decided that they are going to get the needful done. This book has the story of how the eldest, Kayla, finds her prince charming.

Dr Sean Flannigan has decided that he has nothing more to live for when he is unable to save his daughter from leukaemia. His wife in her grief blames him for not being able to cure her and they get a divorce. Sean isn’t operating at full throttle in the operation theatre and decides to take a break. This means sailing on his boat and out of his old life, maybe even to end his life.

What Sean hasn’t counted on is meeting Kayla. Her compassion may just be what he needed to get over his own depression. Beautiful beginning to another romantic series by Patrice Wilton. I received this book as a gift from the author for an honest opinion. It’s a lovely romantic read with a lot of very real life situations that crop up in the girls family. 

PARADISE COVE (PARADISE SERIES Book 1)
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Coming Home to Christmas Town

Book Description

Three adopted siblings gather for the holiday season and closure after their father dies.

Book Review


Coming Home to Christmas Town is a collection of three novellas written by three different authors. All of whom have done an excellent job of creating and continuing the story line as seen through the eyes of three adopted sisters. After the death of their father the three girls have come home to Christmas Town to deal with the actual passing away of their adoptive parents, and wrapping up their lives. They are also in the process of settling in to town again to begin their own lives. Naturally some amount of romance is thrown in to all three girls lives. Really nice feel good stories. Short reads all of them!

Coming Home to Christmas Town
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Promise and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas Book 2)

Book Description


It’s been years since Katelyn Bowden last set foot in Evers, Texas. Sent away at age four by her father, the town sheriff, after her mother was murdered, Katelyn thrived under the loving care of her aunt in Austin. Now that her father is dying, it’s time for her to finally come home and face the past. But that means having to deal with the new sheriff, the handsome ex-New York City detective, John Davies. 
When John realizes his mentor’s daughter may be hiding the key to a decades-old mystery, he fears her repressed memories could make her the target of a killer who’s still at large. He also finds it more and more difficult to resist his powerful attraction to the beautiful, talented artist. And as shocking revelations about local murders, past and present, slowly come to light, the threats against Katelyn’s life become all-too real—and John knows only he can protect the woman he loves from the peril that surrounds them both


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Katelyn is finally coming home. Her father may have kept her away from Evers since the brutal death of her mother, but now he's on his sick bed and she needs to be with him. The angst of the little girl who was sent away by the father she loved so soon after the death of her own mother is beautifully articulated in the book.

John has been more than a co-worker for Katelyn's father. He has been his only family in town. John looks up to his mentor and knows how much it would mean to him to be able to solve the mystery of his wife's murder before he died. So when he realized that Katelyn may have actually seen something the night of the murder, he wants to push her into remembering.

Only trouble is Katelyn wants nothing to do with him. She's always been jealous of how close he was to her father and despite acknowledging that he was indeed a good looking and decent man, there was no way she was going to fall for his charms. John finds himself getting much closer to his mentor's daughter than he thinks is permissible and both of them are fighting an attraction they don't want to feel. 

Then the killer from the past steps in and decides to do away with Katelyn!

Promise and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas Book 2)
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Always Mine (The Barrington Billionaires, Book 1)

Book Description


When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning. 

The only thing standing between Emily Harris and her goal to open a museum for the blind is an arrogant, sexy as hell billionaire, who thinks sleeping with her will not complicate the situation. 

He won’t change. She won’t back down. 
But together they sizzle. 

Book Review



Its a joint series being written by author Ruth Cardello and her sister. It was just what you would expect from the romance writer. A rich guy, a gal who he can help, but doesn't want to. The whole fall in love "splat". And the eventual redemption of the rich guy by love. Nice light reading.

Always Mine (The Barrington Billionaires, Book 1)
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The Holiday Bride (Holiday Brides Series Book 2)

Book Description

Santa knows best...

Waitress Lucy West is down on her luck at the diner. A fan of late-night television reruns, she's always dreamed of a nineteen-fifties style happily ever after. But, in reality, she's opted to settle. Barely scraping by on her meager salary and tired of going it alone, she figures marrying affable, yet distractible, Mitch as making the right move. Little does she know that Christmastime--and Santa--have other plans in store...

Bachelor dad William Kinkaid has his hands full with a young teenage son and a five-year-old daughter. Since losing his wife to cancer three years before, William's worked hard to keep things as upbeat and normal for the family as possible. After his child makes a special Christmas wish, William's stunned to awaken Christmas morning to find a beautiful blonde on the sofa. The woman can't remember a thing, and his kid thinks Santa brought her. Can William solve the mystery about who she really is, without giving away his heart?


Book Review


This has got to be the cutest amnesia twist story that I've read in a long time. There is just so much comedy going on in the whole situation and then there's the underlying love and affection just coming through on so many levels. Ginny Baird has excelled herself on this one.

Lucy is getting ready to get married, but her finance seems more interested in growing his business than growing their relationship. Still she tells herself she can't complain.

Carmella wants a new mom from Santa for Christmas and is fairly certain that she is going to get one. Her excitement knows no bounds when a mom is apparently delivered by Santa!

Justin doesn't want a new mom. He's not sure that his father is entirely innocent in the whole matter of the woman on the couch in the morning. Plus his mad net skills do add some complications to the situation.

William didn't think he was interested in romance any more. He was only interested in being the best possible parent to his kids, then Lucy made him realize he was perhaps ready for something more.

Totally enjoyed reading the book. All the typical twists that you would expect and some that you would never have thought of. A good clean, fun read!

The Holiday Bride (Holiday Brides Series Book 2)
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Forgiveness and Permission: The Ghost Bird Series: #4 (The Academy Ghost Bird Series)

Book Description


Sang Sorenson's abusive mother is secure in a hospital, and her father has vanished to a new family of his own, leaving Sang and her sister to fend for themselves. Sang is hanging by a thread, and her only hope is a group of boys she feels she barely knows.

She's never really alone. The Academy team has stepped in, promising to protect and care for Sang. Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North take over, showing Sang they can be depended on for anything. But just because the parents are away, doesn't mean Sang's life has become any easier.

The newfound freedom will have a higher price than any of them had imagined.

Principal Hendricks now wants to use Sang to exploit Academy secrets. Mr. McCoy has his own dark plans for her. Enemies are closing in. Sang will need to learn to believe in the boys, and the boys will need to learn to trust her if they want to survive their rivals.

And each other.

Book Review

After having to be oh so careful not to let her parents know about her new friend circle, Sang now has carte blanche. She can do what she wants, when she wants and with whomever she wants. The boys are all still super protective of her, but want her to come out and play. To enjoy all the basic things that teenagers do when in high school. They want to give her a taste of "normal" life, but the Academy Boys have never truly been normal themselves.

All of them seem to be vying for her attention and more than one is showing a romantic interest in her. Leaving Sang utterly confused about where she stands in the group. She wants to be with them, but she feels she is not doing anything to help. Even as she gets more independent and stronger she is overwhelmed by the attention that she constantly receives from the boys. Are they ever going to make the plan work? Now that's the million dollar question.

I'm still not sure why I'm reading this series again, but the fantasy is a good one. What's not to like for a girl to be wooed by nine dreamy boys all perfect in their own way. Of course the eventual question is who is she going to settle with, and does she really have to settle?

Forgiveness and Permission: The Ghost Bird Series: #4 (The Academy Ghost Bird Series)
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Love and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas Book 1)

Book Description


Laura Kensington is a desperate woman. She knows that if she doesn't flee, not only is her life in danger, so is the life of her unborn child. With everything to lose, she flees to Evers, Texas with a new identity, taking refuge on the ranch of Cade Bishop, a man who firmly believes in second chances. Drawn to Cade, Laura finds comfort in his passion and his love, yet she fears he sees her as merely another needy case. But when her past resurfaces, bringing grave peril into her world once more, Cade is Laura’s only hope. Relentless enemies, ones both anticipated and unexpected, are drawing closer by the day, ensnaring her in a deadly web of deception, betrayal, and murder. And her only chance to break free lies in Cade's powerful will, unrelenting protection, and loving heart. 

NOTE: This book was previously published as Ever Hopeful

Book Review


Living in the shadow of abuse, the main protagonist of the book Laura, has had a tough life. When she gets married she simply exchanges her father's abuse for her husband's. The predator continues to prey and she remains a victim, till he dies. Now she finally has a chance to reclaim her life, but she is in a very vulnerable state. Pregnant, no friends to turn to and a mother in law out to get her pound of flesh, Laura runs and hides on a ranch. That's where she meets the protector of a kind she has no experience about. Cade shows her that he can be everything she ever wished for, his family is great as well. However that's when her past catches up with her. The story is well narrated and Lori is at her best creating romance between Laura and Cade.

I received a free copy of the ebook for an honest opinion.
Love and Protect (Heroes of Evers, Texas Book 1)
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 The Baker, the Bodyguard, and the Wedding Bell Blues: The Sutton Capital Series Book Six

Book Description


Jim and Bette Bradley invite you to the wedding of their daughter, Jesse Bradley, to Zachary Harris. After over a year of planning, this bride and groom are ready for the winter wonderland wedding of their dreams. But, when mishap after mishap keep getting in the way, can they figure out a way to tie the knot and start their life together?
 The Baker, the Bodyguard, and the Wedding Bell Blues: The Sutton Capital Series Book Six

Book Review


After a somewhat rocky start Jesse and Zach are finally ready to become husband and wife. As Kelly is super excited about her sister Jesse's childhood dream wedding coming true, she can't help but notice things seem to be jinxed. With unexpected heavy snow, man made fires, disrupted food menus and injury to Jesse's foot, there's a lot of stuff going on. This is a great novella to  catch up with every one from the Sutton Capital Series.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Legal Ease (Sutton Capital, #1)
Penalty Clause (Sutton Capital, #2)
The Baker's Bodyguard (Sutton Capital, #3)
Negotiation Tactics (Sutton Capital, #4)
The Billionaire's Suite Dreams (Sutton Capital, #5)

And read this one after
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Loving Gigi (The Andrades, Book 5)

Book Description

Gigi Bassano 
Young. Beautiful. Idealistic. Proud. Gigi was raised outside the Andrade clan, but it has left her with an ache she cannot deny. When she’s invited to her brothers’ weddings, she refuses at first, then changes her mind and attends without telling anyone. She won’t let herself love them, but she can’t stay away. It’s a recipe for disappointment and heartbreak. 
Especially when she throws herself at her brother’s best friend, Kane. 

Kane Sander 
Sexy, rich, loyal, protective. He shouldn't want her. But he will. 
He should stay away from her. But he won’t. 

Love doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. Deny it. Run from it. Love always finds a way. 

Book Review


When Gigi decides to attend her brothers' wedding incognito, she is forced with this feeling of loneliness. She is about to have a pity party on the beach at the sides of the party when Kane finds her. He's already a little smitten by the sexy Italian he saw earlier in charge of the party arrangements, but when he sees the sadness in her eyes, he is drawn by something more. Only trouble is, she's much too young. He walks away that night, but try as he will he can't forget her.

Years later when he discovers that Gigi is Gio's little sister he knows he should not go anywhere near her considering the Bro Code. Unfortunately the old attraction is still very much there, stronger than before. They go through their ups and downs and as is true of all good romance novels finally resolve their issues and get together. I loved the scene where Gio's wife locks her husband and Kane out of Gigi's apartment when both of them start a pissing match. It was so funny! All in all, fun read, good time pass, specially if you have been reading the full series.

Loving Gigi (The Andrades, Book 5)