Author: Victoria James

Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James

Posted December 19, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria JamesChristmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James
Series: Shadow Creek Montana #1
Published by Entangled: Bliss on November 7, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 151
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn't in Big Sky Country any longer...but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life.

Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend's wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she's home and he doesn't intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas...and forever.

 

 
Julia Bailey left Shadow Creek five years ago following tragic circumstances. She’s returning for the holidays for the first time since she left and her emotions are running strong. Chase Donovan was her rock when she needed him and now he’s ready for a much deeper relationship.

 
This was sweet on the surface but, typical of a Victoria James story, some very tough issues roiled beneath. I loved the idyllic Christmas setting and how it juxtaposed against both Julia’s and Chase’s personal circumstances. His seven-year old daughter added comic relief and some very poignant moments.

 
It’s a lovely story with a real emotional punch of both kinds. I’m looking forward to more stories in this series.

About Victoria James

Victoria James is a USA TODAY bestselling romance author living near Toronto, Canada. She writes passionate stories that will warm your heart and bring you a guaranteed happily ever after, always.


The Rebel’s Return by Victoria James

The Rebel’s Return by Victoria James

Posted November 16, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    Natalia Puccini is the successful owner of her family’s bakery. If only she wasn’t so lousy with her relationships, especially the two that cheated on her. The most recent is now engaged to her traitorous cousin and Natalia has to do the family thing and serve as the brat’s maid of honor. As if things couldn’t get worse, her first love, Aiden McCann, is back in town after a ten-year absence.   This was a sweet story but tackled some pretty heavy themes…alcoholism, cancer, infidelity, trust, redemption…just to name a few. Aiden’s absence had much more to do with his awful relationship with his father but the impact was the same. I enjoyed how their struggle to come to terms with the old […]


Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Sweet & Poignant! Falling for Her Enemy by Victoria James

Posted December 3, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Bakery manager Alexandra (Alex) McAllister’s perfect life is now spinning out of control. She learns, on the same day, that the owners of the bakery need to sell now instead of five years from now when she can afford to buy the business and a man claiming to be her adopted daughter’s biological father is coming to claim her. Hayden Brooks just learned that his one-night stand may have produced a child and he’s ready to take responsibility.   This was a sweet story tinged with a little heartbreak. I admired Alex for having created a lovely family after a truly sad start in life. Her story brought me to tears and her generosity towards Hayden, tepid as it might have been, in […]


Falling for the P. I. by Victoria James

Falling for the P. I. by Victoria James

Posted September 21, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

  High school teacher Kate Abbott is living her dream. With her two sisters and their adopted daughters, she finally has created a whole new family and doesn’t need a man in her life. That’s until she meets Matt Lane, a sexy but sensitive former police detective now private investigator. But, it’s the police connection that spooks her and he’s determined to find out why.   I liked the story, the characters and the romance for the most part but felt like Matt did all the work with minimal returns from Kate. It also didn’t work for me that her underlying issues weren’t revealed until nearly 80% into the book. It was too drawn out without any hint of what may have happened to her, […]


The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James

The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James

Posted February 25, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    My initial thoughts I started this book not really knowing what to expect but felt this would be a fairly light-hearted story. But, with what I knew of these two characters from the first book, I couldn’t imagine them being “frothy.” My instincts were correct as both Claire and Jake had depth and complexity, making this an outstanding story.   quick summary Claire’s silent crush on Jake dated back to high school. He being six years older, Jake never gave her the time of day. When they came together many years later, the night of his brother and Claire’s best friend’s wedding, little did they know it would have such a lasting effect.   What I loved about this story What’s beautiful about […]


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A Genuine Romance! The Doctor’s Fake Fiancée by Victoria James

Posted February 17, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  Quick summary Three years ago, Evan Manning rescued a woman and her baby from their burning car following its collision with a truck. His heroism exacted a high cost as he seriously injured his hand…a career ender for a surgeon. Flash forward to the present and Grace Matheson is trying to find the man who saved her son.   The heart of the story Grace has struggled to keep a job that will adequately provide for her son and give her the flexibility needed by a single parent. When she locates Evan, he’s returned home to Red River temporarily to sub for the town’s vacationing doctor. He’s vying for a job that will allow him to stay connected to the medical field as a […]


Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Victoria James

Review: A Risk Worth Taking by Victoria James

Posted May 21, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Holly Carrington worked hard to finally make a name for herself as an interior designer with one of the top firms in the country. On the day she was promoted, she got that awful phone call, learning that her sister and brother-in-law were killed in a car accident, leaving her as guardian to their six-month old daughter Ella. Holly had arranged to take two months off to help her sister renovate their grandmother’s house in her home town in Red River, not far from Toronto where she currently lives. Now she was left to complete the project but had no plans to keep the property. Plus, she was in no hurry to face Quinn Manning, the man who rejected her ten years ago and was […]