Thursday, February 18, 2021

Switching Lives

By now, I should expect the unexpected with Ms.Everly, but I never do. 

I was intrigued by the spell that didn't seem to work on two key intendees and how they were going to break it, get around it, or regain their lives. 

This story was full of twists that had me guessing and staying up past bedtime to read a few more pages. I didn't see the ending coming until I was reading it. 

Another must read by Ms. Everly. 

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She wanted my life, so she destroyed it with a spell and took what was mine.

Lexi Dahl wants to smooth over issues with her husband, Derick, during a weekend vacation, but a blissful night of making up turns to disaster when Lexi wakes and life is upside down.

Derick thinks he’s married to her sister, Abby.
Lexi’s poor girls somehow believe Abby is their mother.
At least her brother-in-law, Ben, knows he’s Abby’s real husband.

While Lexi and Ben sort out the marriage mix-up, evidence points to the impossible—a spell was cast. Even though Ben is sick of Abby’s lies and can move on with his life, he helps Lexi patch up hers. She’s determined to break the spell, but as secrets unfold and she and Ben draw closer, Lexi’s heart is divided between her old life and new possibilities—because finding her true self and true love could be just a botched spell away.

★★★★★

Switching Lives is a standalone paranormal women’s fiction novel with a supernatural identity switch. If you like magic, promises of new love, and a story about healing and finding oneself, then you’ll love this book by E.E. Everly.
 
◆◆◆ Grab your copy of Switching Lives today! ◆◆◆

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Promise to Stay

Great second chance romance by Ms. Armstrong. 

The expected push and pull of emotions of overcoming the past to see if there's a chance to build a future. Fun to watch Aspen and Dan face down they're internal and external demons. 

You can't go wrong with this one. I'm looking forward to reading more stories set in Sapphire Cove. 


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Can they take this second chance and make the right choice for their future?

For years, Aspen has avoided going home. But when a family emergency calls her parents away from Sapphire Cove, she agrees to spend spring break overseeing the renovations on the family inn. The timing couldn’t be worse—it’s only been a month since her fiancĂ© called off their wedding, and she was supposed to spend the break on her honeymoon. But Aspen is convinced she’s finally strong enough to go home—as long as she doesn’t run into Dan, her high school boyfriend and first love.

Dan has never forgiven himself for breaking up with Aspen after her secret pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage, but he’s spent the last four years trying. Her interfering parents convinced him it was for the best, but Dan can’t move on. Now he’s back in Sapphire Cove where the memories assault him at every turn.

When Aspen arrives in town, she’s shocked to find that Dan is back, too—and foreman of the inn’s remodel. As they work together on the renovation, old feelings emerge while past hurts resurface. Can they take this second chance and finally make the right choice for their future?

This bite-sized small town romance can be read as a stand alone and comes with a guaranteed happily ever after. It features snappy dialogue, complex characters, and real-life obstacles. 

If you love second chance romances, then Promise to Stay is for you! Grab your copy today!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Clock Dance

I read this as a book club selection. 

There are only two references to the clock dance and if you're reading fast, then you'll miss them. Also, I'm not convinced that this is the best title for the book. Willa's rather ordinary life might be more apt. But then her normality is what makes her relatable. 

The reader travels through snapshots of Willa's life from childhood to the golden years. Most questions get answered when you transition from one decade jump to another. 

Willa is a doormat most of her life. Her transformation is so subtle that if you don't read the last paragraph carefully you'll miss it. 

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Willa Drake has had three opportunities to start her life over: in 1967, as a schoolgirl whose mother has suddenly disappeared; in 1977, when considering a marriage proposal; and in 1997, as a young widow trying to hold her family together. So she is surprised when in 2017 she is given one last chance to change everything, after receiving a startling phone call from a stranger.

Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to help a young woman she's never met. This impulsive decision, maybe the first one she’s consciously made in her life, will lead Willa into uncharted territory—surrounded by eccentric neighbors who treat each other like family, she finds solace and fulfillment in unexpected places.


Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Death Cure

Had the opportunity to read this on audio book during a road trip. 

Still love the narrator. 

This book flows better, more like the first book of the series. And Thomas isn't unconscious as often. We lose a few friends along the way, but the moments are poignant and impactful. 

If you've seen the film, it's nothing like the book. So don't bother anticipating what's next or comparing. 

The world builidng is impressive and more relevant during a world wide pandemic. Amazing how ahead of it's time the concept was. 

A fitting conclusion to the trilogy. 

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WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. 

What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say. 

Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He'll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. 

The time for lies is over. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Her Billionaire Dream

This one reads part RomCom part suspense, and all fun. 

Don't let the cover or the premise of the billionaire taking Cinderella to the corporate retreat fool you. There are some deeper themes here. 

The characters are fleshed out. You'll be totally creeped out by Cinderella's ex. And totally adoring of the elderly caretaker. 

This one is a page turner. 

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He’s building an empire. She’s cleaning it.

Having invested years into saving the family business from the ashes his father left, Chandler Jones has no time for a serious relationship. He has no need for a woman in his life and dates his high school sweetheart only because she is equally rich, extremely independent, and looks good on his arm. But when she ducks out on him on the most important weekend of the year, he is desperate.

Dena Gysler wants nothing to do with her rich, arrogant employer. She cleans his office and he has no idea she exists. That suits her just fine. When he offers her ten thousand dollars to accompany him on his weekend business conference, Dena is appalled. But ten thousand dollars is a lot of money for a cleaning lady to refuse. 

Dena and Chandler agree to a strictly-business plan that will benefit them both. And falling in love is not a part of that plan. 

But then again, plans change.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

A Free Heart

Ms. Adams wrote a wonderful tale of frontier life while interweaving false first impressions and race inequality without being preachy. 

The romance between Harriet and Tom gets off to a wrong start. They have much to overcome personally before the feelings for the other can bloom and grow at the edge of the frontier.  

I haven't read the rest of the books in the series. This can be read as a stand alone book. However, it's clear that other characters in this story have their own stories that you'll want to read and enjoy. 

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Harriet Martin left her plantation home in Atlanta and came to Kansas with one thought on her mind—finding the mother of the man she was supposed to marry. She will never find peace or be able to move on until she knows that Jane, a former slave, is safe and happy.

Tom White wants nothing more than to be his own man—traveling where he will, taking whatever jobs come his way, moving on again when he gets feeling itchy. Now working at the Brody Hotel, he starts to put down roots for the first time since he was forced to leave his home at the age of fifteen.

Both stubborn, independent, and free-spirited, Harriet and Tom have more in common than either one wants to admit. By the same twist of fate, they each have exactly what the other needs—if destiny will allow them to find the happiness they’ve been seeking.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Keep Me at Christmas

Ms. Whitney brings us to small town America where everyone loves the holiday season. Well, all but one. 

Since he's mending a broken heart, I think we can forgive his less than jolly attitude. And then there's our girl who's running away from constant reminders that it's not her turn for love. 

This was a perfect book to curl up with holding a mug of cocoa. You'll feel warm and chocolatety all the way down to your toes with this story. 

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She's only passing through. He's not ready for love. Can the magic of the season keep them together beyond Christmas?

Top 1 Amazon Bestseller in American Literature Anthologies Top 3 Amazon Bestseller in Holiday Fiction When Luciana Romano arrives in Hudson Springs, New York, her plan is to complete her restoration job at the museum so she can return home to her family right after Christmas. But a blizzard grounds all flights, and she finds herself stranded. The DiLorenzo family offers her a place to stay, and she accepts their hospitality. But the unexpected attraction between her and the quiet, good-looking son makes it hard to want to leave. Jack DiLorenzo is stuck. Managing the family’s Italian cafĂ© is not what he’d planned to do with his life, but his sense of duty won’t let him quit. When his grandmother invites a Portuguese woman to stay with them, Jack feels something he hasn’t felt for a long time: hope. He knows he shouldn’t get close to Luciana since she’s leaving as soon as the airport opens, but he can’t help himself. Yet as the magic of the season begins to work on them, he wonders how he can let go of the woman who’s awakened his heart.