Genre: Contemporary Romance

Review: Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller

Review: Big Sky Summer by Linda Lael Miller

Posted May 30, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

I really like this series and like it a lot. It centers around a few men and women in the town of Parable, Montana who individually landed here through one circumstance or another. Each has had issues from their past resurface to create obstacles for romance in the present. There is one constant, however…some of the most delectable cowboys west of the Mississippi River. The Set Up Casey Elders, a red-haired, feisty Country & Western singer recently bought a home in Parable. The plan was to give her children, 14-year old Clare and 13-year old Shane, a place to call home after being on the road touring all their lives. She chose this city because it’s where Walker Parrish’s ranch is located. He’s their father […]


Review: The Newcomer by Robyn Carr

Posted May 28, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

The Newcomer By Robyn Carr Thunder Point #2 I hadn’t planned to read this for at least another three weeks but I just couldn’t wait. My instincts were so right! The SetupThis isn’t a series where each story has one central conflict and one significant romance that wraps neatly at the end of the book. There a quite a few characters whose lives are connected either by familial ties, friendship or through the relationships of their children. Most are single parents or are filling that role and are trying to manage a romance while dealing with adult situations and the challenges faced by their teenaged children. The IssuesMac and Gina are trying to find time to be with each other though they still haven’t quite […]


Review: The Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca

Review: The Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca

Posted May 23, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

I downloaded this book a few weeks ago when I was in the mood for a sweet contemporary romance after all the murder mystery and serial killer stories I’d been reading at the time. Well, I shifted out of that mode but still had this book to read and was really pleased to discover that this wasn’t the “cute” story I thought it would be. It has a really strong mystery/suspense element underpinning the romance and there’s quite a bit of conflict.   The Set Up Megan Young dated Adam Waters in college but they went their separate ways when he wasn’t able to sustain a committed relationship because of some serious emotional trauma from his childhood. She’s now a veterinarian with her own practice in […]


Review: Tempting Cameron by Karen Erickson

Posted May 22, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 3 Comments

Tempting Cameron By Karen Erickson Lone Pine Lake #2     The Set Up Chloe Dawson has had a crush on her best friend’s brother, Cameron MacKenzie, since she was in junior high school. He’s never paid her much attention what with a four-year age difference, and he left home to prove to himself and his family that he could be a success. Cam’s a serious brooder so when he returns for his sister’s wedding, he finds that Chloe is no longer the irritating young girl who used to moon over him. She’s lovely, tempting and still got a thing for him. But, he’s not convinced he deserves the town’s princess. The Issues I thought this was going to be another typical sweet romance and […]


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 […]


Review: Claim Me by J. Kenner

Review: Claim Me by J. Kenner

Posted May 16, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

Claim Me By J. Kenner Contemporary Romance, Erotica Stark Trilogy #2 I had some serious issues with the first book in this series, Release Me, primarily that it was tough to distinguish it from the Fifty Shades and Crossfire series. And, when I read it, there was no mention that it was part of a trilogy…very frustrating when you reach the end of a book and it doesn’t end. Lastly, the erotic elements of that story weren’t all that inventive. Because of the incomplete ending, I was committed to giving the series at least one more book for redemption and it was a really good decision. It didn’t take long for the story to start moving down its own path, creating an identity all its […]


Review of Long Simmering Spring by Elisabeth Barrett

Posted May 14, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

      Long Simmering Spring By Elisabeth Barrett Star Harbor #3       The Set UpIt’s back to Star Harbor and this time the über sexy Sheriff Cole Grayson is front and center with the town’s young doctor, Julie Kensington. He’s working to overcome his boyhood reputation and she’s trying to loosen up and have a life beyond her work. There’s never been any question about their attraction to each other. The IssuesCole was in the Army with the Special Operations Forces and returned suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Intense emotions, including his feelings for Julie, trigger the disorder and he stopped his treatments with his psychologist. There is also a situation going on in town that puts Julie in serious […]


The Summer He Came Home by Juliana Stone

The Summer He Came Home by Juliana Stone

Posted April 26, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 8 Comments

I came ever so close to not downloading this book and am I ever grateful that I gave it a second shot. It wasn’t another story about a wild-child-turned-rocker who comes home to prove to the hometown crowd he could be somebody (what I thought it would be). Instead, it was a tender, loving story about a guy, Cain Black, who had a bit of bad boy in him, was incredibly talented as a teen-ager and everyone knew it and returns home when one of his best friends from that time was killed in action in Afghanistan. The group that was affectionately called the Bad Boys of Crystal Lake get to reunite for the first time since high school but sadly with one missing. Maggie […]