Genre: Contemporary Romance

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 […]


Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger

Thrifty Thursday: Wicked Beautiful by J. T. Geissinger

Posted May 25, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

       The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point). Kindle freebie on April 12, 2017  (currently $3.99 as of writing this post) Overall rating 4.05 with 2,610 ratings and 423 reviews   I remember seeing some favorable reviews when Wicked Beautiful was released last year. So when it came up as a Kindle freebie, I snapped it up immediately. I’m so glad I did. Victoria and Parker are a couple of people who have had really tough situations in their past. They have somehow, survived and thrived, even through their heartbreak. They are strong, successful and fun. Their friends are interesting characters,too and loyal. The dialogue is sexy and snarky. The feelings here are big and […]


No One Puts Clara in the Corner!  Buns by Alice Clayton

No One Puts Clara in the Corner! Buns by Alice Clayton

Posted May 23, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

                Buns is a fun and sexy read with heart. Classic Clayton. Buns kept me up way past my bedtime reading about Clara and Archie. They are the classic case of opposites attract. Clara has a massive chip on her shoulder about how she grew up bouncing from foster home to foster home. She doesn’t form connections in order to protect her heart. Even with her BFFs, Roxie (Nuts) and Natalie (Cream of the Crop) she holds back by being the friend who hides behind her job that keeps her on the road. Archie is as stuffy as the Bryant Mountain House hotel and resort that Clara has been hired to help get back on track. Archie is cold to […]


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 […]


Bombshell by CD Reiss

Bombshell by CD Reiss

Posted May 5, 2017 by Jennifer in Blog Tour, Book Review | 0 Comments

Grab the Kindle book for $3.99 and add the audio for only $1.99! I’m a big fan of C.D. Reiss. She writes great erotica romances. Bombshell is not erotica and that’s ok. I was detailed to see that I enjoyed it just as much as Reiss’s steamier titles. Not to say Bombshell doesn’t get steamy, it’s just a different kind of sexy. Bombshell is a romance between nanny and sexy Hollywood actor from Arkansas. Freaking Arkansas! (My home state) But this isn’t the that kind of story. Brad gets a big bombshell in the form of a 5-year-old daughter he didn’t know anything about, Nicole. Brad is the typical party guy in Hollywood so when he becomes a dad overnight he needs help. That’s where Cara, the […]