Thursday, June 20, 2019

Perfect Set

Perfect Set by [Jacobson, Melanie]

The beginning of this book makes me chuckle. The love interests get off to a bad start and it doesn't get better anytime soon, which makes for good humor. Their constant misunderstandings are imaginative and believable.

It's a sports romance. The characters are likable, well fleshed out, and easy to become emotionally invested in.
Clean romance, solid writing, and set in sunny California. A great escape anytime of year.


Bree Mercer is an ambitious sports reporter who has risen through the ranks to land her dream job. Basking in the sun, sea, and seriously cute guys in her new singles ward, things couldn’t be better. That is, until she’s assigned to write a feature on the one person she can’t stand—professional beach volleyball player Kade Townsend. A typical cocky athlete, Kade’s previous attempt to woo her was foiled by Bree’s hard-and-fast rule: don’t date athletes. Ever.
Kade loathes the media, and for good reason: when his hard-partying ways were exposed by a reporter who claimed to be his friend, the scandal rocked his entire family. Now reformed, Kade has put his life back together, and he has no interest in talking to reporters—least of all, Bree Mercer. But when the pair is thrown together despite their best efforts, their chemistry is undeniable. They can’t seem to put the brakes on their feelings—until their connection threatens Bree’s reputation and Kade’s hard-won redemption. Now they must decide if there is a place for love in their plans for the future.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Escaping Neverland

I've read a few of Ms. Lemon's books and they are always a joy to read. Escaping Neverland is no exception.

This is Peter Pan as it's never been told. In this verson, Peter is growing up and must either leave Neverland for good or turn pirate. He seeks a replacement and believes he finds one in Jane. Except there's a romantic thread. You can guess who's involved, and it's not Captain Hook!

Lots of emotion, clear writing, beautiful world building, and pure imagination fuel this twisted retelling of the boy who wouldn't grow up.

This story will appeal to all, and keep you guessing until it's satisfying end.

I love the cover!


Peter Pan is growing up. Nearing adulthood, he faces a choice: join the pirates of Neverland or face their wrath--or leave Neverland for good. Reluctant to abandon the Lost Boys, Peter searches for someone who can care for them and withstand the dangers of Neverland. The tough and witty Jane seems like the perfect replacement until he realizes that leaving her is almost as unbearable as becoming a pirate.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

My Second Chance

My Second Chance (Ridgewater High Romance Book 4) by [Corry, Judy]

Wow. These teens get themselves into a hot mess. Mistake after mistake to try and riddle out amongst their hormones. It makes you happy to be a grown up and grateful to have a wonderful escape to read by Ms. Corry.

There's lots of emotional depth, solid writing, and twists to keep you guessing to the end.


They broke the rules. He broke their heart. Does their love deserve a second chance?

Sixteen-year-old Juliette Cardini has been keeping a secret for months. Before she went to her semester abroad in Paris, she dated her best friend's older brother, Easton Stevens. What had started as a whirlwind romance filled with forbidden meetings, came to a crashing halt when they crossed a line together that neither of them could return from.

Now she's back in Ridgewater and has to face everyone she left behind. But there's one more secret she's keeping. She's pregnant. And Easton is the father.

But she has a plan: go to her grandma's house for the next few months. Keep the baby a secret. No one will ever have to know. But when Juliette sees signs that Easton might want a second chance, she wonders if keeping everything to herself is the best choice.

Can a relationship built on such a rocky foundation have a chance at a happy ending? And what will Easton do if Juliette's secret comes out?

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Second Chance Patriot

The Second Chance Patriot: A Sweet Football Romance (A Georgia Patriots Romance) by [Meyer, Anne-Marie]

Talk about a complicated past in a second chance romance. A single mother with a secret. A big shot football player. I'm not much for sports romances often, but this one was worth the read.

Ms. Meyer gets you invested in the characters early and doesn't let you go. Be prepared to enjoy a sweet read of emotional depth, twists, and satisfying kisses.

No football background necessary. The real action is off the field.


He's about to learn her secret.

Zach "The Stud" Stedman has it all. As an Offensive Lineman for the Georgia Patriots, life couldn't get any better. 

Until Danielle returns. 

Danielle is just trying to survive. As a single, working mom, she's put her past behind her and is trying to do what's best for her son. 

Reuniting with Zach was not part of her plan. 

If only Zach wasn't so nice. 

If only she were stronger.

If only he wasn't the exact thing that's been missing in her life, then keeping a secret from him wouldn't be so hard. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Books of the Week May 20

He never expected to fall for his nemesis. She never expected to arrange her divorce before her marriage. Yet, it might be the best thing that ever happened. 

A meddling stepmother. Ominous secrets. And true love. Ella could really use a fairy godmother about now.

Misunderstanding the Billionaire's Heir

Misunderstanding the Billionaire's Heir: A Sweet YA Romance (Sweet Water High Book 1) by [Meyer, Anne-Marie]

This story was a great introduction to the series.

Teen angst at its height. Teens from two broken families with complicated relationships are dislike at first sight. It's a classic enemies to lovers tale on the high school level.

As always, the writing is solid, the romance sweet, and the emotions strong.

Start the series today.


He wasn't supposed to be nice.

This changes everything.

I’m just trying to survive. Mom’s dead. Dad’s gone crazy. And I’m alone. Senior year is about to start and I can’t imagine my life getting any worse. 

Enter Lucas. 

The rich, snobby kid who’s been banished here by his parents to, I don’t know, learn how the poor slum it or something. 

He’s everywhere. Infiltrating my safe places and causing my emotions to spin out of control. If only I can figure out what his angle is, I might actually survive. 

And then, things change. I begin to realize there’s more depth to him than he’s letting on. 

I didn’t expect this. What am I going to do? My heart’s already so broken and I’m not sure I can take the chance that I so desperately want to.

Losing someone I loved already crushed me once. What if Lucas leaves me too? 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Books of the Week May 13

Make no mistake—Carolina Kline's viewers know exactly what she thinks about men. 

Sometimes, love is found in the least expected place with the least expected person. 

He sees a beast, but she finds the beauty within.

It takes a leap of faith to go from friendship to forever.