Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fixing the Billionaire (A Clean Billionaire Romance Book 5)

Fixing the Billionaire (A Clean Billionaire Romance Book 5) by [Meyer, Anne-Marie]

With each book, I'm becoming a fan of Ms. Meyer.

Millie and Jospeh are likeable, believeable characters with heartwrenching tales of woe as their backstories. All you want to do is fix both of them so the title is apt for the tale.

There's lots to love about the story and the charaters big and small as well as the setting. The villain is Millie's ex, but even by the end you hope he makes some changes and finds someone to have HEA with. I like Millie's roomy. She's a trip.

Hearts heal. Life continues. Love succeeds.

Clean and dreamy.

After getting stood up at her spontaneous, almost Las Vegas wedding, Millie Pruitt has given up on love. After all, men never seem to show up when they were supposed to. Just when she thinks she has everything together, she rear-ends a parked car in front of the building where she works. When Joseph, a mysterious and handsome man, emerges, she can't help but feel drawn to him—especially when he keeps showing up to rescue her.

Billionaire, Joseph Maxwell is trying to atone for his mistakes that he made before his daughter passed away. Leaving behind his privileged life, he changes out silk sheets for dingy motel rooms—all in search of redemption by paying off stranger’s medical bills. When he gets rear-ended by Millie, a sweet and open nurse, he finds himself wanting the very thing he’d convinced himself he didn’t deserve. Happiness.

Fate intervenes and Millie and Joseph find themselves thrown together. When feelings arise and Joseph retreats, they must decide if they can forgive themselves long enough to find true love. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Second Chances: Love in Juniper Ridge (Carver Ranch Book 1)

Second Chances: Love in Juniper Ridge (Carver Ranch Book 1) by [Tullis, Heather, Justesen, Heather]

There's a lot going on in this story. Love, betrayal, trust issues, cute little kid, grandparents, aging parents, small town basketball glory...In short, it's a lot like life, but with a wonderful romance at the heart of it all.

Clean, well-told, witty, and heartfelt, this book is worth the read under a comfy blanket with a handful of your favorite chocolate treat.

Karissa thought she knew exactly how her life was going to be, but when her marriage goes down in flames, she has to move home to the family ranch with her young son and start over again.
Marshal Wilmore has had a crush on Karissa since they were teenagers. The timing never seemed to work out for them before. Now that she’s home, he hopes she'll see him through new eyes. When several members of the high school basketball team he coaches are caught in a doping scandal, his job and reputation are on the line. Can he still convince her that he's worthy of her trust?

This book was previously released under the name Heather Justesen.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Secrets of a Charmed Life by [Meissner, Susan]

This is my first read by Ms. Meissner.

The premise is an interesting choice: sisters separated by the bombings of London in WWII. In fact, the book is based on how our choices carry consequences and how those choices affect those around us.

The majority of the story is told in flashback, with the third part imparted by journal entries.

The characters are well fleshed out with strong motivations. The writing is strong and the read is clean. There are some mature themes, especially as war is involved, though I didn't find it to be overly graphic. Ms. Meissner has a distinct voice that tells the story well.

A good choice for a book club discussion.


Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart.

1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Swing Vote

Swing Vote: Safe Harbors #3 by [Weaver, Donna K.]

I'm a long time fan of Ms. Weaver. I love how she has spun stories off of the original A Change of Plans so we can have the joy of knowing in depth more of her characters.

Marc's story faces many issues: politics, PTSD, loss of loved ones, entrepreneurship, and love. There's a vulnerability to Marc and McKenzie that's beautiful to behold and wonderful to read as they face work out their issues to come together.

There's emotion, plot twists, rivalry, antics, rescue operations, respect for veterans and active duty military. Ms. Weaver is a master at storytelling that goes beyond a superficial romance. Her characters are likable because of their flaws.

I'll happily buy the next installment in this series.


An IED blew up more than Marc North's career as a Cobra pilot—it shattered his plans for marriage. After being dumped by his girlfriend and spending more than a year in rehab, all he wants is to fly again. He jumps at the chance to partner with a combat buddy in a helicopter sightseeing business. Now in a boomtown in southern Utah, Marc gets caught up with local politics. And the local election official.

At work, McKenzie Terkildsen struggles to keep control of a dangerously contentious election. At home, she shares the challenge of raising younger half-brothers with her older step-brother. He complicates things by inviting a Marine buddy to stay with them while the two build a business together. As a council member takes liberty with facts and stirs the already caustic election brew, the last thing McKenzie needs is one more guy messing up her life—or her heart.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Falling for the Billionaire

Falling for the Billionaire (A Clean Billionaire Romance Book 4) by [Meyer, Anne-Marie]

Wow, what a romance. There's miscommunication, misconception, mistakes, I think you get the idea.

Deep, well developed characters in conflict equal swoon worthy romance.

The book is well written and a total page turner with plenty of heart. Enough said, get your copy, and read it today.

Two lost souls make a whole.

Baker Paige Williams is trying to make a new life for herself in New York after her father lost his business and passed away. Living with her quirky aunt isn't the life she pictured for herself, but she's determined to make her bakery succeed and do her father proud. Everything is going as planned until she meets James, a high powered billionaire who's breaking all the rules that she thought went along with the wealthy.

Billionaire James Callahan has a golden finger. Every business he invests in becomes a multi-million dollar company almost overnight. Life would be perfect, if that was the life he wanted. After his twin sister passes away from MS, he discovered that a high powered life isn't exactly what he wants. Problem is, he's not sure what else he's good at. When he meets Paige, the baker who seems to have everything figured out, he can't help but want to spend more time with her.

When a friendly philanthropy search turns out to be more and they discover just how different their worlds really are, they must decide what's most important before they lose everything they hold dear.