Author: Jonetta

Audio Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

Audio Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

Posted June 2, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 1 Comment

  Jennifer read and reviewed this book earlier. Here’s mine of the audio version and how it connects with the series.   FBI Special Agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have an interesting history. They attended the academy together and competed against each other full out. Both graduated with not so great opinions of each other. Now, six years later they find themselves in the same Chicago office assigned to the same high profile undercover case in Jacksonville. They’re both professionals so of course they’re going to make it work…right:)   This isn’t one of those stories with lots of action and pivotal moments. It is, however, a wonderfully developed story about these two characters. We begin with John and then transition to Jessica’s point […]


Lightstruck by Liz Crowe: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Lightstruck by Liz Crowe: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted May 31, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 6 Comments

    I said in my review of Tapped that I needed just a little bit more. Well, I got a lot more in this follow up story.   Ross Hoffman walked away from his relationship with Evelyn and Austin after realizing the impossibilities of having it work, especially with Evelyn being pregnant with his child and legally married to Austin. He escapes to a brewery in Boulder but cannot seem to forget Evelyn. When he is suddenly drawn back to Grand Rapids, he’s “lightstruck” by their new brewmaster, Elisa (Elle) Nagel, a fellow German who is completely opposite of his “type.”   Frankly, I loved the three-way relationship between Austin, Evelyn and Ross as Crowe created a fascinating situation between them so I was […]


The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

The Doctor’s Redemption by Victoria James: Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | 0 Comments

    Gwen Bailey is feeling pretty good about herself for a change now that her family has emerged from the grief and despair brought about by the death of her brother and nephew five years ago. Her parents leaned heavily on her for support and now that her other brother has returned to town, it’s her turn to focus on her own happiness. And at the center of that focus is The Muffin Man, or TMM as he’s “confectionately” known as he comes into her chocolate shop every morning for his coffee and muffin. What she doesn’t know is he’s Dr. Luke Thomson and he’s keeping a secret that could potentially devastate her.   What’s not to like about Gwen? She’s a great friend, […]


The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

The Baby Bombshell by Victoria James

Posted May 29, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Five years ago, Jack Bailey left his fiancée, Lily Cookson, and his family following the tragic deaths of his twin brother and nephew. He returns at Christmas for the first time, determined to win back Lily’s heart as well as his family’s respect. On New Years Eve, he and Lily have their first confrontation and it’s life changing.   Jack’s reasons for leaving were understandable but staying away so long was harder to reconcile. I liked that the issues weren’t so easy to resolve nor clear cut. Both Lily and Jack had secrets and emotional baggage that gets slowly revealed throughout the story, adding layers to the topics and the characters. That the two still love each other is never a question but […]


For the Brave by Holly Bush

For the Brave by Holly Bush

Posted May 24, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Matthew (Matt) Gentry left home at 18-years old, angry with his father, and promptly joined the Confederate Army. Six years later, the war is over and a disillusioned Matt has drifted aimlessly for two years through a haze of whiskey and women until he’s called home. However, on the return, he and his family’s emissary get caught in the aftermath of rains and a swollen river and are discovered near death by Annie Campbell. She’s living alone in the outskirts of Bridgewater, Virginia, a tragic figure in her own right and her life is forever altered when she decides to come to Matt’s aid.   I was riveted by this story from the onset. On the surface, Matt seemed self indulgent and adrift. […]


Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr

Posted May 22, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Sierra Jones has had a pretty troubled life and is now ready to pursue a more productive path. She decides to visit her brother, Cal, in Sullivan’s Crossing and what began as a short stopover turns out to be an indefinite stay.   This was a very compelling story as we followed Sierra’s journey to sustained sobriety. I learned so much about the realities experienced by those recovering from addictions, things we take for granted but are serious triggers for the addict. She was a pretty woman with a not so attractive history and her honesty about it all was admirable. I liked her caution about her developing relationship with firefighter and paramedic Conrad (Connie) Boyle, despite his wonderful personality and full court […]


Winter at the White Oaks Lodge by Abbie Williams

Winter at the White Oaks Lodge by Abbie Williams

Posted May 17, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Camille Gordon never imagined herself pregnant at 18-years old and can’t fathom being a mother. The baby’s father ran as soon as the stick turned blue so Camille is raising her child with the help of her Shore Leave family. She’s unhappy with her prospects for the future until she discovers a picture of a man and his horse in her grandmother’s attic that calls to her from deep within. He’s an ancestor of the Carters who run the nearby White Oaks Lodge and Camille’s just a little obsessed with this man. Little did she know that her pursuit of his story would change her life irrevocably.   I was skeptical of my ability to connect with Camille as I’d only known her […]


Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Posted May 10, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Ellen Moore is a seasoned social worker for the Department of Human Services who has had to make many tough, unpopular calls regarding the children she oversees. When she finds herself on the other side following tragic circumstances, Ellen has the opportunity to experience the impact of some of her past decisions. Meanwhile, 10-year old Jenny Briard suddenly finds herself alone in a strange city after being separated from her father. Her world collides with Ellen’s and Jenny cannot believe her fortune as a social worker is the last person she wants in her life.   The story takes a hard turn early on and I got hooked. I could feel Ellen’s pain and agony, Jenny’s fear and trepidation. It was heart wrenching […]