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The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten Book 1)

Book Description

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is.
Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked.
When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever?

Book Review

Liza and Cole have a history, but Liza has recently lost the love of her life. Grief has enveloped her and now that love has come knocking at her door again, will she have the courage to take another chance? Cole has come up the hard way. He is successful and rich, but in an emotional vacuum. Will the first girl he ever gave an autograph to be able to make him see that love does really exist and all he has to do is be his true self. Beautiful book, well written plot and loved the curve balls along the way

The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten Book 1)
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Return of the Runaway Bride

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Once upon a time...there lived a young woman named Savanna who was engaged to Daniel, a handsome law student. Theirs was to be a fairy-tale wedding. But Savanna's second thoughts were too big to be ignored, so the would-be bride ran away.

As the years passed...Daniel's heart turned to ice. It is this unfeeling man that Savanna faces when she returns. Her first love is now a distrusting stranger. Can Savanna ever make Daniel understand why she abandoned him? And can she convince the man of her dreams he will always be her Prince Charming?

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When you are young and naive, even true love can seem suffocating. Do you end all your dreams and get married just because its what's expected of you? Or do you walk out and dare to live your life on your own terms? The fears of a bride to be are real and can be identified with.
You love a girl enough to want to marry her right out of school, but she decides to leave you hanging at at the altar. You get on with life the best you can, but some how that girl still stays stuck in your heart. Then she comes back to town, and you don't know what to think. Is there hope for a second chance or will you just open yourself up to more hurt?


Return of the Runaway Bride
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KISS ME SANTA

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Widowed teacher, Cindy Harris, takes her son to meet Santa at the mall, but instead of jolly Saint Nick, they get grumpy Brad Williams. He’d stepped into the red suit to help out his brother, not promise the impossible, like deliver a daddy by Christmas. Brad is the new real estate agent Cindy hired to sell her family home, and sparks fly between them. Will the magic of Christmas open their hearts, and offer the best gift of all: love? 

Book Review

I read this book as a part of the Ten Christmas Brides Boxed set, I had already written my review for that after reading the first four books. Its a great collection. Then I read this book, and it literally forced me to write a review! Brad and Cindy's romance was so sweet and so true to life. The grieving widow, who is making small decisions to cope with a big life change. The Santa in the mall filling in for his brother. The chance encounter in the mall followed by the second encounter at home. The story developed so beautifully. I totally loved it. The spirit of the festival season combined with the need for little Ty to have a father all come together so well. I really enjoyed reading this book.

KISS ME SANTA
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Thin Rich Bitches

Book Description

An uproarious romp through the minefield of female one-upmanship! 

Leaving her cheating husband in Boston with the paralegal he impregnated, Pippin Snowe and her son move to a ramshackle farmhouse in the exclusive community of Dover, Massachusetts. Pippin finds employment with a local architect, designing kitchen renovations for wealthy Dover women who treat her as they treat the rest of the hired help. Concluding that social climbing is just another sport that she is no good at, Pippin opens a country club for dogs that offers services that the Dover women didn't know they wanted until they found out that admission was required and spaces were limited. 

With irreverent wit, Thin Rich Bitches is a humorous chronicle of one woman's quest to find her place within a community of people who are more blessed physically and financially, while learning valuable lessons about life, love, competition, and canine couture.

Book Review

I downloaded this book as it was free on one of my newsletters, and I am so glad I did. The author makes you laugh as she puts her main character through an absolutely life altering situation which would be full of stress and strife in the real world. It brings together a mother -son duo who move from their existing life post divorce to a new one in a rambling old house left to the mother by her dead aunt. The house brings with it its own share of problems including farm animals such as goats, and dogs who have had the run of he place, problem toilets and a barn which loses its roof in the middle of preparations for a major party.

Thoroughly enjoyed the antics of the formidable Pippin as she makes way for a career and finds friends in a town that is not exactly without its own quirks. Love the way everything worked out in the end with the biggest liability she owned turning into an amazing asset. If you enjoy books which make you think about ordinary things in a new light, you will enjoy this read.

Thin Rich Bitches
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The Mistletoe Bride

Book Description

When Eve finds out two weeks before Christmas that the love of her life has been cheating, she's left with two tickets to paradise. Defying common sense and hoping for a Christmas miracle, she gives the companion ticket to a man she just met. Nick is handsome, single, and loves Christmas too! It seems like a perfect fit. 

Nick meets the lovely, sad Eve at a coffee shop, and he’s instantly smitten. Eve is beautiful, if not a little crazy. She offers him a vacation, all expenses paid. He takes her up on the offer because hey, who passes up a free vacation? 

Sleigh bells ring in paradise, and they find each time they come together, it’s magic. Sparks fly between them and soon, they’re well on their way toward falling in love. Maybe it’s the sun, surf, and sand, or the loosened inhibitions… 

But will the secret Nick keeps tear them apart forever? Eve has to decide if she can forgive Nick and take a chance on happily ever after. The fate of Christmas is in her hands, and time’s running out. 
The Mistletoe Bride

Book Review

If you can't suspend reality and love the spirit of fantasy don't read this book. If you love reading about magical happenings in a "what if" kind of way, you are going to love this book!
Magic holds a special place at Christmas time, so why shouldn't the same magic bring romance to the life of Nick Christmas?
Eve is having a dreadful time just before her birthday, which happens to be Christmas Eve. Then she meets the perfect guy and on a whim invites him to spend time with her on a holiday in Aruba.
Nick knows he should be helping in the "Family Business" given that its the busiest time of the year for them, but he can't refuse Eve's fantastic invitation. What's more intriguing is that Eve can actually hear bells when he laughs...Is she his Mistletoe Bride after all?

The Mistletoe Bride
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Take Me, I'm Yours

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Sexy single dad Derek Mitchell has learned the hard way to never trust a beautiful woman. So although he would always be indebted to Lainey Adams for thwarting a kidnapping attempt on his beloved daughter, he isn't about to show his gratitude by offering his heart on a silver platter! But what's the brooding bachelor to do when his matchmaking millionaire father rewards Lainey's heroism--by giving her a share of the family fortune? Despite Derek's love phobia, something about the beguiling Lainey touches his soul, filling him with hope...and desire. Yet he senses that she is keeping secrets--the kind that could shatter his world.

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Lainey is a stay at home mom, who has managed to work from the house in order to be able to spend as much as possible with her young son. On an outing to the beach, her son alerts her to a possible kidnapping of a young child, Abbie's grateful grandfather gives her a hefty reward as a way to say thank you. However Derek, Abbie's father arrives in a fit of fury and takes the cheque back.

Some time later, the grandfather dies, and Derek apologizes for the way he behaved as his father had told him the full story before he passed away. Now Lainey has the opportunity to build a new life for herself by opening a day care center at Derek's company. The children connect well and the adults are just about moving past friendship to something more when Abbie's real mother arrives on the scene.

Will their fledgling relationship survive, will Abbie's desire for her mother make Derek take some drastic steps? From saving a young child from being kidnapped to landing the job of her dreams - single mom Lainey sure has a fantastic roller coaster ride. Come along for the ride!

Take Me, I'm Yours
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Freeing Destiny (The Fate Series Book 2)

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Don’t break the rules. I’d managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemy’s brother. Guess I’d followed in my mother’s footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love. 

Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasn’t my new stepdad’s academic status or his age.  It was Jack Davis—my stepfather’s best friend. 

Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against us—there was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sister—the enemy—deal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me. Would I have to cut ties with the only man I’d ever let into my heart? 

Book Review


This is the second book in the series and tells the story of Stella and Jack. When the two of them meet at her mother and his best friend's wedding, there is a lot of mutual attraction. However with Stella leaving to move across the country for college and Jack being firmly grounded in town, they both know that there's no future here. In a very adult like practical decision they decide to take one day at a time and enjoy the time that they do have together. 

Unfortunately life seldom has a way of sticking with the plan you made up. Stella falls hard for Jack and decides to stay back while her family moves till college actually begins in fall. Jack knows he loves her, but they have a deal and he does not want to hold her back from fulfilling her grand plan. That's when his psycho sister steps in to the picture again. With some really twisted ideas about why people are not taking her side, Aubrey decides to take matters in her own hands. 

The resulting drama makes both Jack and Stella realize what truly matter to them. It was a nice read, but in some cases the genuineness of the the relationship was a little frustrating. No one can be that perfect and that clueless! I found the first book better. 

Freeing Destiny (The Fate Series Book 2)

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The Surrogate's Secret

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Surrogate mother, Sheri O’Connor, loves her adorable twins. Since the donor parents were killed before their birth, she’s gladly taken on the responsibility to raise them herself. When their Chilean Uncle, Miguel Rivera, arrives with no warning, expecting to take them back to his country, she unravels and coldly informs him that isn’t going to happen. After all, they were her eggs used in the In Vitro process. Consequently, her claim supersedes anyone else’s. Never in a million years does she dream that the South American heartstopper wants her babies so much that he will force her to marry him by threatening to withhold the money she needs for an operation for her tiny son. 

Miguel knows women aren’t to be trusted. Didn’t his devious fiancĂ© give him up for dead and marry someone else while he spent months being held hostage in the jungles of Columbia? If his mother hadn’t brought a team to save him and end up getting shot during the rescue, he wouldn’t be alive. Therefore, if the only thing that can help his Mamacita from succumbing to her wounds is to adopt his dead brother’s surrogate children, then he will do anything to see that happen. Even marry the ditzy blonde whose saving grace, beside her gorgeous body and beautiful face, is her absolute devotion to her babies.

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When Sherri agrees to become a surrogate to her best friend and husband, she has no idea that she will be giving birth to the twins on her own while burying the couple in the same week. The babies have become the center of her existence, but their uncle, Miguel, wants to take her and her twins to Chile to cheer his ailing mamita. Since she would never agree he uses baby Raphael’s surgery as a bargaining chip to get her to marry him. How will they survive a marriage that may never have taken place? Specially when love comes calling.

The Surrogate's Secret
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Special Delivery (A Valentine's Short Story)
Sometimes gifts of the heart are the best gifts of all... 

All Amanda Holiday wants is for her husband to come home for Valentine’s Day. She’s expecting their first baby, but her husband Luke – a US Navy fighter pilot – is half the world away. So Amanda determines to get through her childbirth alone with the help of a trusted good friend. When a raging snowstorm hits, complications ensue. Will Amanda’s strength see her through? And can Luke stay out of harm’s way? It may all depend on the power of love to achieve a happy ending.


Book Review


This story resonated with me on two levels, first I read it on Valentine's Day :) and second I had my baby while my husband was away on duty as well. The story of Luke and Amanda brings out the emotional hardships that service wives everywhere can identify with. The short story is sweetly written, with beautiful character development and a couple of thrills along the way.

Special Delivery (A Valentine's Short Story)
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THREE BOOK SET--Serendipity Falls series

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SERENDIPITY FALLS 
Romance blooms in the small town of Serendipity Falls, in the foothills of Mammoth, California. There’s a wedding a month and divorces are non existent. Out-of-towners are flocking in on weekends to visit, and perhaps find love, speculating on whether it’s the natural spring water or something in the air. Whatever it is, they hope to find it. Tara Reynolds is a new pastry chef for the mountain resort, and love is the last thing on her mind when she arrives for the winter, but the handsome Olympian skier who owns a local bar has become quite irresistible. Can the mysterious forces in the town unite this couple who are fighting it every step of the way? 

WEDDING FEVER 
Mila O’Reilley owns Wedding Fever, a bridal boutique in Serendipity Falls Mall. She sells more than dresses, she sells dreams along with the belief in happily-ever-after – a sentiment she personally doesn’t share. 
Chase Carlton is a young news reporter from San Francisco with big ambitions and dreams of his own. They don’t include interviewing the local residents about a love bug in their spring water, or discovering why there’s such a frenzy to rush toward the altar in this small mountain town. 
Can a jaded bridal consultant and a cynical news reporter uncover the true mystery of Serendipity Falls without being swept away in the madness? 

LOVE STRUCK 
Can Samantha and Kyle resist their attraction and find a way to save the town? The "love bug curse" and the discovery of gold has turned Serendipity Falls into a place where no one is safe. 
THREE BOOK SET--Serendipity Falls series

Book Review


There is something quite endearing about a 180 year old cupid making a small town the Love Hub where a marriage takes place every month and there is no divorce!

The first book sees a man in love with the mountain fall in love with a woman who is only there for a short time. How the ex Olympian skier falls for the fabulous catering cook while deciding only to enjoy things while they last is really sweet. As the new pastry chef in town Tara Reynolds has her work cut out for her. She really does not have time to fall in love with Devon. Unfortunately neither one of them is immune to cupid's own brand of magic!

The second book sees a level headed business woman losing all reason and getting flustered over the stranger in town for a hot story. Can a passing journalist give this wedding shop owner what she needs to believe in lasting love?  Mia is the hard working, sensible sibling of the boys who run the bar. She's making money as others get married by organizing their weddings for them. Now Chase walks in wanting a story and ends up wanting the woman!

Kyle's story is the third in the series: after his brother Devon and sister Mia have succumbed to the mysterious "love bug", Kyle wants no part of it. His long term girl friend broke up with him and got married to someone else. He is so sure that's not going down that path, specially not with the man-eating women who have shown up in Serendipity Falls hunting for a husband before Valentine's Day. Then...Samantha walks in to his bar. She is not looking for a man, not interested in Kyle, and focused on her fledgling career as a real estate agent. Sam gives no indication that she wants Kyle, so why can't Kyle leave her alone? Considering that she is a single mom with a five year old, does he really have no choice in the matter? Then Sam is threatened and in danger which makes Kyle realize that he really does love her...Serendipity Style!

THREE BOOK SET--Serendipity Falls series
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Feel Again (The Fate Series Book 1)

Book Description

A dare. 
A dying wish. 
Fate… 
After years of loneliness, widowed Gabriella is ready to fill the void—as long as she doesn't have to give her heart to another man. 
Caleb's screwed himself right into a dead-end existence. Faced with an ultimatum, he's hell-bound on changing his reckless ways. 

A chance meeting has these two instantly attracted to one another, but when their paths cross again—this time as professor and student—the roles reverse on Professor Edwards as Caleb teaches her how to feel again. 

Book Review

This is the first book of the author that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised with the unconventional love story. Its a second chance romance for Gabriella. The lady has loved and lost one husband and has isolated herself from everyone else. She dedicates her years to raising her twin daughters with the support of her sister Gina. When said daughters are ready to fly off into their professional futures, they dare their mother to get over her hermit's lifestyle. What follows is a sometimes sexy, sometimes sweet and incredibly believable romance. There are more than a few twists thrown into the plot and yes it makes for interesting reading. Looking forward to picking up more from this author. Happy to have discovered her.

Feel Again (The Fate Series Book 1)
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OPERATION: DATE ESCAPE

Book Description

Since her divorce two years before, Kelsie Collins has been determined to guard her heart and steer clear of seemingly ‘perfect’ men. An easy task considering the kind of men her matchmaking mother and her best friend, Nanci, keeps setting her up with. She allows them to set her up, knowing their hearts are in the right place and that there is no risk of her letting any man close enough to hurt her again. Her growing experience in ways to slip out of those ‘dates from hell’ prompts her to start writing a bad date survival guide. One aptly titled - OPERATION: DATE ESCAPE. And it’s during one of those escapes that sexier than sin firefighter Cole Maxwell comes to her rescue. 

Cole isn’t sure what to think when the sexy redhead he’s just ‘rescued’ from a bad date informs him that he’s too ‘perfect’ to date. That’s a first. He’s had relationships end because the women couldn’t handle the risks that go along with his chosen profession, but never because he’s too perfect. 

When his crew gets called out to rescue someone who is stuck in a tree, Cole finds himself once again coming to Kelsie’s rescue. This time he’s not about to let her get away without agreeing to give him a chance, even holding her high heels hostage to make it happen. She finally gives in and things heat up between them like a 3-alarm fire. But there’s more than passion between them and Cole sets out to prove to Kelsie that he’s nowhere near ‘perfect’, but he is the ‘perfect’ man for her. Can he get past the wall she’s built up around her heart? Or will he end up being just another chapter in her book of men she ran from? 

Book Review

After a very long time I read a book that made me laugh out loud at the antics of the main protagonist! Seriously the things this girl Kelsie will do to get out of a bad date are hilarious! Her mother and best friend Nanci with an i, are trying to set her up with men so that she gets over her two year old divorce. However she needs to keep dating imperfect men so that she doesn't develop feelings for any one. Then the perfect Cole steps into her life and makes it a habit of rescuing her. Very cute love story with a highly reluctant heroine!

OPERATION: DATE ESCAPE