Genre: Contemporary Romance

Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Posted September 27, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

The beginning of this story is its weakest as we are barely introduced to the main characters and the focus is on Logan trying to get close to Pepper. We have no idea why she’s being sheltered by her brother or the details of her personal story. It’s obvious that she’s hiding behind a frumpy disguise and her initial relationship with Logan is bizarre. It would be okay if this aspect of the story moved at a quicker pace but it took much too long to develop. But, if you can make it through this tedium, the story then shifts into gear at almost breakneck speed and really delivers! As if being undercover isn’t stressful enough, Logan also has to contend with departmental corruption and […]


Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Sand by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted September 24, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

  When 36-year old Lacey Armstrong lost her home and all its contents in a Florida hurricane, she thought it was a chance to not only start over again with her 14-year old daughter but an opportunity to fulfill one of her dreams. Lacey decided to use her insurance proceeds to build her Bed & Breakfast, something she’d wanted to do since inheriting the house from her grandparents. The architect who showed up was not the elder gentleman on the website but his son, 29-year old Clay Walker, a man on a mission to get this project no matter what. And, he’s got a much bigger vision for Lacey and the project. This is the first story in the new Barefoot Bay series and it […]


Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Can’t Hurry Love by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 19, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Victoria Schulman, half sister of Luc Baker, returned to Crooked Creek Ranch in Texas just before the death of her father, hoping that she would receive a healthy part of his legacy so she can pick up the pieces of her life. Her late husband left her destitute and shamed following the discovery of his illegal Ponzi scheme and subsequent suicide. Now she’s been left the ranch and is ready to learn how to manage it so that she and her seven-year old son, Jacob, can move on with their lives. However, Eli Turnbull, the ranch foreman who has been waiting to recover the property taken from his family many years ago, has a different plan. I must admit I dragged my feet a little […]


Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe

Can’t Buy Me Love by Molly O’Keefe

Posted September 18, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Tara Jean Sweet made a deal with 90-year old Lyle Baker to help lure his estranged son Luc and daughter Victoria back to his ranch in Texas. Lyle is dying and wants to see his children before his demise as he hasn’t had contact with them for years. Luc is facing the possibility of the end of his professional hockey career because of a head injury and Victoria has been living a nightmare the past year because of her husband’s Ponzi scheme that left many financially shattered. The ruse worked as they bought the act, believing Tara Jean to be a gold digger ready to marry their father and abscond with their inheritance. I was pleased to discover that this was not the light fare […]


Review: Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller

Posted September 12, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Hutch Carmody had a lot of growing up to do and after his father’s death about a year ago that’s just what he’s done. He’s come to terms with his illegitimate half-brother, settling with him on his share of the family inheritance. Hutch has also matured in recognizing that Kendra Shephard is the one he foolishly let get away and is determined to win her back, out to prove he’s not the man he was back in the day. Kendra is fresh off a painful divorce and has adopted a four-year old little girl. She’s not ready to take any more risks for herself or her daughter. I really enjoyed this second book in the series, even though Kendra’s reluctance to engage with Hutch became […]


CR Review: When We Touch By Brenda Novak

Posted September 6, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

When We Touch  By Brenda Novak  Prequel in the Whiskey Creek TrilogyContemporary Romance★★★★ You’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country Unfortunately, it’s the wrong wedding. Olivia Arnold is arranging the festivities—and it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done. Because she should be marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for more than a year…. But her jealous sister, Noelle, stole him away—and now she’s pregnant. All their friends in Whiskey Creek know as well as Olivia does that Kyle’s making a mistake. His stepbrother, Brandon, knows it, too. But Kyle’s determined to go through with it, for his child’s sake.Olivia’s devastated, but surprisingly Brandon—the black sheep of the family—is there to provide comfort and consolation. The intensity between them, both […]


CR Review: When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak

Posted August 28, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak Book #1 in the Whiskey Creek seriesContemporary RomanceAugust 28th 2012 by Mira  ARC from NetGalley ★★★★ Gail DeMarco left Whiskey Creek, California, to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. Her PR firm has accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all — sexy and unpredictable Simon O’Neal. But Simon, who’s just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won’t listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list — and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son, but […]


Review: Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready

Review: Timeless Desire by Gwyn Cready

Posted August 5, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 3 Comments

In general, I’m not crazy about time travel stories because the paradoxes end up scrambling my brain. This story doesn’t bother with that kind of nonsense and freed me to just relax and enjoy the action. It’s one of the best I’ve read, though my repertoire is pretty slim. Panna’s pretty adventuresome for a librarian and she was before she became a widow. The one time I felt I needed to stretch of my sensibilities was when she discovered the portal. Panna’s reaction was more “look what I found” instead of being flattened or astounded by it. This distracted me for awhile but once I moved on, I was drawn into the intrigue. Panna discovers Bridgewater almost immediately after entering the portal. He’s leery of […]