Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wedding Weekend

Wedding Weekend: A Sweet Romance Novella by [Talley, Rebecca]

Who doesn't love a destination wedding where the main character isn't the bride?

A quick read with nice connection. It's easy to cheer for the heroine and hero to get together. They seem well suited.

The butting-in bridesmaid antics were funny as she tried to split apart the main characters.

Well written and paced, though I did find some of the best friend banter a little over the top when it came to most beautiful bride and epic wedding syndrome.

A great escape to the beach.


Eden Brooks, a cynical social worker who’s seen far too many broken relationships, flies to South Padre Island, Texas for her best friend’s weekend wedding. Content to be the dutiful maid of honor, the last thing she expects is to meet a man—especially a good one.

Jeremy Rivera, the best man, is a cowboy-turned-software-developer from Dallas who’s been too busy building his career to worry about a relationship. 

When Eden and Jeremy meet, they’re instantly drawn to each other. Unfortunately, one of the bridesmaids—who happens to be the bride’s cousin—has set her sights on Jeremy and is determined to maneuver Eden out of the way any way she can. And Jeremy doesn’t seem to mind.

Will the weekend end in a love connection between Eden and Jeremy or will it simply prove to Eden that there are no decent men out there? 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Her Big Fat Foxy Billionaire Best Friend

Her Big Fat Foxy Billionaire Best Friend (Billionaire Series Book 2) by [Lieske, Victorine E.]

The title is long and matches the novel well.

This plot is all about miscommunication and poor timing. You do feel sympathy for the characters as they navigate the mine field of going from best friend to married for life. It's wonderful to be able to relate to characters as you would to people in real life. A few plot twists, some predictable and some unpredicatble, keep the story interesting and plausible. The idea of Star Venture will appeal to those who appreciate pop sci-fi culture.

A satisfying read.


Miranda Moore is devastated when her fiancĂ© dumps her right before her wedding. Luckily her best friend, Drew Tucker, comes to her rescue, agreeing to go with her on the Star Venture cruise trip she booked. But he’s changed, and strange new feelings towards him are making it hard for Miranda to stay focused. She needs to keep her friendship with Drew. Falling in love would ruin everything!

Drew’s been in love with Miranda since he could remember. But unfortunately, she only thinks of him as a friend. When she gets dumped right before her dream cruise trip, he agrees to go with her to get her mind off her ex. Too bad it kills him to be with her, knowing she could never return his affections.

Her Big Fat Foxy Billionaire Best Friend is a sweet romance and a stand-alone novel.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kiss of Life

Kiss of Life by [Rector, Lisa]

This a short story with mystery and romance. Despite it's diminutive size there's character growth and emotional connection. A bit fun to dive into a gothic ghost tale that's easily read during your lunch hour.

As always, I enjoy Ms. Rector's writing, long or short.


No one seems to notice the young woman wandering the estate, slipping between the onlookers in the crowd. Those who do turn and run. When his eyes meet hers, flaring with recognition, it's enough to send her racing away into the safety of the gardens . . . because nothing feels as it should. And there's not a familiar soul she can turn to for help.

This is a gothic short story romance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You (Twickenham Time Travel Romance) by [Noelle, Jo]

Jo Noelle writes such lovely stuff.

This Victorian romance is a wonderful counterpart to the rest in the series. I'm loving them all.

Beautiful to watch how Cora and Simon discover they are a perfect pair, though there are secrets to reveal and compassion to be shown. I like their flaws, their strengths, and the way they interact with the characters around them. Scandals, abductions, lots of music (one of my favorite elements in a novel), and magic are used to tell this charming tale.

A wonderful world to escape into. May we all be as lucky as Cora and her friends.

Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers that Victorian England isn't the pleasant social whirl Jane Austen led her to believe, but when in Rome—or in this case Twickenham . . . She’s determined to have the vacation of a lifetime, especially in the company of a certain duke.

Simon Tuttle never expected to become the duke of Hertfordshire, never wanted it, but now he is, and eligible women seeking a title consider him the next trophy to be taken in the marriage mart. A union of convenience is the most he hopes for due to the shame-filled secret he bears—until he meets Cora. Now, he imagines that a love match could be possible after all. Hiding his secret from society has been easy—hiding it from Cora proves impossible. Can Cora love a man like him despite learning the truth?