Genre: Contemporary Romance

Review: Checking it Twice by Jodi Redford

Review: Checking it Twice by Jodi Redford

Posted December 4, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 1 Comment

Holy Hotness Batman this book is frecking hot!! Warning – have peen and/or B.O.B. handy when reading it. We’ve all read those romances where the guy and girl meet and fall in love within days or even hours of meeting each other. I really love it when a romance book is about a guy and girl who has a history. And in Checking it Twice, Jana and Kevin have been best friends for 5 years. Jana has wanted more for a while now but Kevin tries to keep his lust for Jana in check for fear of hurting her if he didn’t. So while Jana wanting more than friendship from Kevin she has developed a flirty friendship via the phone with one of her vendors […]


Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in the Rain by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted November 8, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Jocelyn Bloom has a thriving business in L. A. as a life coach to the elite of Hollywood. She’s now embroiled in a scandal involving the famous husband of one of her clients and she’s come home to Barefoot Bay to take cover. Her friends rally around her, including Will Palmer, who once was her lifeline during her miserable childhood. Jocelyn has been estranged from her father since she left Barefoot Bay for college and is stunned when she discovers Will has been seeing to his care because of his senility. Will and Jocelyn have an extremely complicated past, which unfolds gradually throughout the story. It’s pretty clear that Jocelyn’s father, Guy, was abusive to her and was the catalyst to her leaving Barefoot Bay. […]


CR Review: When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak

Posted October 25, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

When Snow Falls By Brenda Novak Book #2 in the Whiskey Creek SeriesContemporary Romance★★★ 1/2 After growing up in cheap motels, moving from town to town with her sister and mother, Cheyenne Christensen is grateful to be on her own. She’s grateful, too, for the friends she found once her family settled in California. But she’s troubled by the mystery of her earliest memories, most of which feature a smiling blonde woman. A woman who isn’t her mother. Although Cheyenne has repeatedly asked for explanations, the people who could help aren’t talking. Cheyenne is set on finding answers, but without so much as a birth certificate, it won’t be easy. Things get even more complicated when her closest friend is attracted to the man Cheyenne has secretly […]


CR Review: Ride with me by Ruthie Knox

CR Review: Ride with me by Ruthie Knox

Posted October 19, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Ruthie Knox sucked me in with her book, About Last Night and when I saw Ride with Me I knew I had to read it. Where the couple in About Last Night get together really fast and then learn about each other as they go, Tom and Lexie get to know about each other and then get together. Both books and couples are hot.Lexie puts an ad in the paper looking for a riding partner for her cross country bike ride. Tom just wants to get out on the open road and away from people. But thanks to Tom’s sister he now has a riding partner. And to his surprise Alex is a girl and also goes by the name Lexie. The two are complete opposites […]


Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

Until There Was You by Jessica Scott

Posted October 11, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Captain Evan Loehr is a straight arrow West Point graduate and does everything by the book, and doesn’t have time for pleasure. He’s got some baggage from his youth that seems to be the driving force behind his current identity. Captain Claire Montoya earned her rank the hard way, first enlisting in the Army and then completing Officer Candidate School and moving into the officer corps. Claire has her secrets, too, and they have shaped her current behavior. She and Evan had one brief interlude years ago but since then seem to have butt heads at every juncture. Both end up in Colorado to train a team for deployment to Iraq, forcing them to confront their differences and passions for their careers and each other. […]


Review: Because of You by Jessica Scott

Review: Because of You by Jessica Scott

Posted October 8, 2012 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison is the consummate soldier. His first priority is keeping the men under his leadership alive. He meets Jen St. James, a nurse assigned to the same base in Fort Hood, Texas, the night before his deployment to Iraq and shares a single passionate kiss than neither of them can forget. Months later, Shane becomes injured in a near fatal attack and ends up in the hospital back home under Jen’s care. Jen is a breast cancer survivor and understands first hand the mental and physical struggle to recover. I loved both of these characters. Shane is an alpha male on steroids but what makes him so appealing is his absolute courage and commitment to the men assigned to him. This […]


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 […]