I’m so sorry that there have been no reviews posted yet. We have had a bit of a sad start to the year. My step-dad, sadly, passed away. I have been here with my mom, trying to help her get things in order. I have several reviews ready to be written, and they will be posted as soon as I return home (or possibly sooner). Thank you all for hanging with me, and understanding. My love to you all.
Hello, my dear readers!
2017 is gone, and I am back from my extended blogging break. I hope that you all had amazing holidays, and are looking forward to a wonderful new year. I am hoping to be able to stay on a much better schedule, with fewer interruptions this year. Stay tuned for my first review of the new year, coming up tomorrow!
This story bundle is out now, and it looks amazing!!! It has some truly talented authors involved in it, so you should really check it out!!! It is a great deal!!!
Author: Aimee Brown
Genre: Cotemporary Romance
Emi has an issue that most of us have been able to relate to, at one time or another: a broken heart with unresolved issues. She thought that she had put that behind her, when she moved halfway across the country from Jack, the reason for the aforementioned broken heart. That is until her twin brother’s wedding, which happens to be to Jack’s little sister. Emi is now thrown in to a wedding party with Jack, in a bad bridesmaid’s dress, and to make matters worse, he is engaged to her arch enemy. What’s a girl to do? Get drunk, and hoof it to the nearest bar, of course! Enter Liam. Could he be the one to help Emi get over Jack? Does she really want to get over him at all?
Where to start?! You all know by now how I feel about romance, but this one worked for me. The pace was fast enough, and the characters engaging enough, that it didn’t drag me down in to the romance death spiral that some regular romances do. Brown did a wonderful job in character development, especially for a debut author. The characters were all well fleshed out, well rounded, and played off of one another very well. The plot was also very well thought out, and didn’t seem to lag much, if at all. It jumps back and forth between “present day” and before Emi and Jack’s break-up, but the time jump work’s in this case. It doesn’t give you whiplash, and isn’t confusing to follow. It’s well thought out, and gives a much needed backstory. Honestly, the only negative thing at all that I found were a couple of proofreading errors, which can (and does!) happen in any author’s book. It certainly wasn’t enough to detract from the enjoyment of the book. If you’re looking for a fun contemporary romance and/or a great beach read, give this one a try!
It releases tomorrow, so you can pre-order here:
Happy Independence Day!!!
Author: Marianne Rice
Series: Rocky Harbor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Blake Riley has always been the wild card of the Riley sons. He has spent his adulthood travelling around the country, setting up race courses for adventure seeking athletes, and only coming home a couple of times a year. This wandering lifestyle came to an end, however, when he chose to move home the year that his brother returned from the war, injured and having PTSD. Blake thought that this would mean the end of his fun-loving lifestyle, and the beginning of predictability. That is, until Mackenzie Pratt entered his life. Mackenzie is a firecracker, who definitely turns his head, but she is too busy running her coffee shop and taking care of her mother to get involved in a serious relationship. Blake turns her head, too, though, and a friends-with-benefits situation wouldn’t be too bad… As these situations can do, though, their feelings begin to grow for one another. Blake, however, has some secrets from his past that may come back to haunt him and threaten their budding relationship.
The fourth installment of the Rocky Harbor series takes a bit of a turn from the third, Wounded Love. The previous story had more of a serious feel, and hit on more serious themes. As the title suggests, Blake’s story is much more playful. It certainly still had its moments of seriousness, but overall it was much lighter. This series continues to grow on me, the more that I read. The characters all become more developed throughout the series. The way that Rice writes her characters makes it very easy to become more and more invested in them as the series continues. I continue to look forward to reading more from this author.
Playful Hearts is out today! Buy links are below!