Saturday, September 29, 2018

ARC Review: A Notorious Vow by Joanna Shupe

I am a huge Joanna Shupe fan so the minute this book became available for review I jumped at the chance to read it! Shupe is a fantastic author for creating both romance, chemistry and anything Victorian. I have read many of her previous books, mostly set in NY during the Victorian period, and I absolutely love them. Same goes for her series “The Four Hundred.”

Aside from this being a book by Shupe, I also loved the description. Lady Christina Barclay is in a dire situation. Her family, through no fault of her own, is dirt poor but aristocratic. She has the tremendous pressure put on her by her parents, to marry and marry very wealthy. Christina is shy and timid, she hates public outings and had no interest in being parade by her mother through New York society. Although Christina’s family is escaping a bad reputation and being penniless her parents hope that she can land a wealthy husband-they don’t care how old or terrible he might be. Christina prefers the solace of her neighbor’s garden. A deaf recluse, Oliver Hawkes loves his solitary life. Except from his business visitors and sister, he does not want any interaction with the outside world. When he finds Christina in his garden, fainted, he provides her with care and sends her on her way. But he specifically tells her that she is not to return. Christina, although grateful for the help Oliver provides her with just can’t accept those terms.

I have to confess that I usually like characters that have a spark from the beginning. I love the hero’s and heroines that don’t like each other and have a hate/ hate relationship that turns to love but Christina and Oliver were both so sweet and tender that I could not help form a special place for them. Both Christina and Oliver understood each other and faced family members that did not mean them well. My only problem is now I am waiting to read the next book in the series which is about the ultra-smooth attorney-Frank Tripp. Aside from the satisfaction of reading about two people that find love Shupe always makes me feel smarter when I read her books. Her historical descriptions of Victorian Age are always so interesting and every book captivates me more.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Feature and Giveaway: Make Me Fall by Sara Rider

After losing her job, her home, and her friends in her divorce, Nora Pitts is determined not to make the same mistakes when she starts over in the small town of Shadow Creek, Washington. No more toiling away in the lab at the expense of her social life, and definitely no more men. Ever. But making friends in her thirties is so much harder than she anticipated. And when it comes to her gorgeous yet obnoxious neighbor, it’s a whole lot easier to make enemies.

Eli Hardin doesn’t have a lot of sympathy for his uptight neighbor, until he overhears her so-called new friends making fun of her un-datable status. Suddenly he finds himself volunteering for a date with a woman who’s been leaving angry hate-notes in his mailbox, and in way over his head. Because all it takes is one disastrous date with Nora for Eli to fall hard.

But falling for Eli isn’t something Nora’s ready for—not when he’s her complete opposite, and especially not when he turns out to be the best friend she’s made in Shadow Creek. But as her attraction and her feelings for Eli grow hotter, resisting him might just lead to heartbreak anyway.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Feature and Giveaway: A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas by Terry Spear

When the wolves’ own blood betrays them, they risk their lives to find a miracle.

Wolf shifter Dr. Aidan Denali has been working day and night to find a cure for werewolves’ alarmingly sudden decline in lifespan. The key to the problem eludes him. But when Aidan grudgingly leaves his work to do some holiday shopping, he meets a remarkable she-wolf whose mysterious pack could bring him one step closer to the answer.

Dr. Holly Gray is thrilled to meet the wolf who’s been working so hard to help others. Now, it’s her turn to help him. But while their attraction is sizzling, the packs are at odds, and the danger is increasing. It’s going to take a holiday miracle for Holly and Aidan to get themselves—and their loved ones—out of this alive…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Feature and Giveaway: Never Expected You by Jody Holford

When Zach Mason, former army sergeant turned veterinarian for war-wounded animals, returns home, the decision to stay is easy. But convincing the only other vet in town to hire him is a good deal harder. It doesn’t help that the beautiful, intelligent, and stubborn Stella Lane is determined to make his life hell.

Stella doesn’t take outside help easily—she’s been let down in the past, most recently by her ex, just as she’d begun to plan their wedding. Trusting Zach with her animals is one thing, but trusting him with more is a hard pass. Too bad the handsome vet is nothing but temptation. And her new roommate...

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

ARC Review: Crew by Tijan

I am a huge fan of Tijan’s and I couldn’t wait for Crew. This was everything I had hoped for and more! Once I started, I couldn’t put this book down! I honestly love Tijan’s ability to give us a unique and different story every time, they are angst and emotional and completely original. Crew was definitely one I’ll be reading again, and I already can’t wait for the next in this series!

Bren is the only female member of the Wolf Crew. They are the most fierce of all the crews, and if you mess with them, they will make you pay. They have only one rule, don’t fall in love...and definitely don’t fall in love with anyone in the crew.

I loved Bren. She was so strong and fierce, and yet true to Tijan she was also vulnerable. There were so many layers to her, and I found her very interesting. She was just as protective as her crew was, and I felt like they completely fit each other. She fit in perfectly and yet there were there was so much to her individually that I felt for her. Cross was amazing! He was strong and smart, and sexy. Absolutely perfect for Bren! I couldn’t get enough of him! While I loved Z and Jordan as well, Cross was hands down my favorite part of this entire book!

I just can't wait for more in this series after finishing this book! Crew was a book that I never wanted to end, and I was captivated right from the start. The first half I was interested and enjoying it, but things really picked up in the second half and by the time I finished I was in no way ready to leave this world behind! Tijan is brilliant, and I have enjoyed everything I’ve read from her, but Crew just might be my favorite! I highly recommend this one and am looking forward to getting more of these characters!

**ARC Provided by Bocci PR**

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