Thursday, January 25, 2024

When a Star Falls

Ms. Eliker certainly has a talent for romantic comedy. 

Poor Ruby. She's clumsy in both body and words. And yet, you can't help feel sorry for her putting her foot in her mouth and speaking without thinking. 
Collin will be your next book boyfriend. And Jill will be the next wicked witch you want to drop a house on. 

Lots of fun reading how our lovebirds navigate long distance while living out their dreams. 

How many ways can I embarrass myself? A lot.

I wish I could say tripping a hot guy and tumbling across the grass with him was the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s not. Somehow, it turned into a date with him, ending with a seriously incredible kiss.

I’d say that was a pretty good recovery.

Especially since that date with Collin led to me being discovered by a record label powerhouse. Whoa. An amazing boyfriend, and becoming music’s next big thing?

Yes, please!

I thought I was ready for fame, but I’m not so sure. Collin’s career is taking off at the same time as mine, and I swear his personal assistant is making gaga eyes at him.

Over my dead body!

Except she’s conniving enough that she would stab me in the back.

Turns out, stardom isn’t all glamorous. I just wish I didn’t have to choose between Collin and making a name for myself.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

How to Find a Keeper

Mr. Banner tackles a difficult premise in this romance. A married woman and single man are attracted to one another. 

No one likes a cheater. So I want to root for them and not root for them at the same time, very conflicting. 
This makes it hard to build the romance between them. 
And so this isn't a straight forward romance for me as both characters are, blessedly, highly moral and won't act on the attraction until the way is clear, which doesn't come until the end of the book. 
This novel felt more like a prequel to their love story rather than the love story itself. 
And so the romantic declarations missed their powerful punch for me. 
Worth a read? Yes. Does it follow the typical romantic plot line? Not so much. 
Keep those points in mind when you pick up this book. And, yes, you will enjoy it. 

Zandra Curtis’s world is turned upside down when she finds out her husband has cheated. But she doesn’t believe in throwaway marriages, and she won’t let go without a fight. As Zandra tries to heal her marriage, she is also trying to figure out how to heal the lesions on her French Mastiff’s joints. Dog coach Cason O’Connor, with his easy-going manner and good looks shows up at just the wrong time and Zandra, ever-faithful to her husband, keeps her distance.

Cason quickly falls in love with the Curtis’s Mastiffs, but he’s careful about getting close to the attractive—but very married—owner. Having been hurt by a cheating fiancĂ©e, the last thing Cason wants is to cause problems for the young couple.

Can Zandra find a way to convince her husband to fight for their marriage? Or is she fighting the wrong fight altogether?

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Snow Valley Romances

This is a four book box set of Jeanette Lewis's Snow Valley Romances. 

These stories are all well told with lots of heart. Enjoyable characters, idyllic setting, and soft kisses. 
Easily enjoyable and clean with just kisses. 

I only wish two things: the stories were just a bit longer, and that the editor had taken more care. There were multiple missing commas in every chapter. 

From Book 1: A sweet romance about second chances and finding the love of your life right where you left him.

Christmas in Snow Valley is the perfect way for April Winston to introduce her city slicker fiance, Scott Mecham, to life on a farm. If only Wade Hadley, hometown boy and high school sweetheart, will cooperate! But Wade has no intention of letting April go without a fight. This Christmas, he is determined to overcome their painful past and show April that she already has what she’s been seeking all along.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

The Billionaire Love Match

Ms. St. Claire never disappoints. 

This may be my favorite book by her to date. 
Love the premise. The book starts out with bang and Ms. St. Claire isn't afraid to torture her characters. 
She keeps the plot developing along with all the feels. 
The MCs are both between a rock and a hard place with the situation and discerning if their feelings and the other person's are real or just emotional whiplash. 
So much fun!
Happily blame Ms. St. Claire if you ignore sleep and responsibilities to finish this novel. 

Does real love stand a chance on reality TV?

The odds are NEVER in your favor. At least, that’s what she thought. But when Casey makes the final casting call for a matchmaking show, she holds her breath and takes a chance.

Colt Woods needs to find ratings, not romance. When the show he expected to be all-fake turns all-too-real, Colt has to rethink everything. Especially when his movie-mogul mother tries to script the ending.

In front of cameras and surrounded by fourteen other jealous women, Colt and Casey do their best to let a real relationship unfold.

Can they trust something built on live television or will their relationship run out like fifteen minutes of fame?

Scroll up and one-click to find out if love gets the final rose!

This clean, inspirational billionaire romance is a perfect read if you enjoy witty dialogue and colorful characters or consider shows like The Bachelor a guilty pleasure.