Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review: Mistletoe Wedding by Melissa McClone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I am loving these Montana Born Christmas books, I can’t wait for Christmas, and these books are making me cold. As in winter cold. But warm all over with how the stories written.

I loved the characters in this story, Meg, a single mother who just wants to do her new job that she was hired for, not looking for a relationship.  Ty, the Ranch foreman isn’t looking for a relationship with a single mother.  Of course he wants to make sure that Meg and her daughter have an awesome first Christmas in Montana. You will have to read the book to see how it happens.

The story is an awesome sweet story of two people who really belong together. I loved how Melissa McClone, intertwine the story of the Montana series with this story, makes it feel like one big book. Love all the characters and how I felt like I was right there with them. I feel this is a great romance story and worth the time to read.

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest opinion.

What Goodreads says the book is about:
Event planner at the Bar V5 Dude Ranch, Meg Redstone is dreaming of a white Christmas with twinkling lights, sparkly decorations and strategically placed mistletoe. She loves making dreams come true for others, whether planning a holiday wedding or giving her young daughter the best Christmas ever.

Ranch foreman Tyler Murphy loves the holidays, but his newest employee has taken over his barn with her over-the-top decorations. He admires Meg’s desire to give her daughter the perfect Christmas while planning a winter wonderland wedding, but he wants to show her that a Montana Christmas is more than glitter and lights.

After raising his younger sister, an instant family is not on Ty's Christmas wish list. But he finds himself falling hard for the single mom and her little girl. Meg, however, is not interested in a romance with a cowboy like Ty, or any man. Getting her under the mistletoe is going to take a Christmas miracle . . . or a little help from Santa

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About the Author:

I've always been a fan of fairy tales and "happily ever afters", but I'd never read a category romance until my senior year of high school when my A.P. English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, had the class study genre fiction. She assigned each of us a Harlequin Romance to read. Mine was set in the Canary Islands and I couldn't wait to read another one. And another and another. I was hooked. Needless to say, I owe Penny Cooper a debt of gratitude. And yes, we do keep in touch!
After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in mechanical engineering, I worked for Allied Signal analyzing engine performance in Phoenix, Arizona, and my love of romance novels continued to grow. One day, I decided to write a romance of my own. Easier said than done I quickly learned, but I discovered the Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America and realized how little I knew about writing romances.
After three years in Phoenix (Tempe, actually), I began to hate the Arizona summers. Who cares if it's a dry heat? Anything over a hundred and ten is still hot. So I took at job at United Airlines in San Francisco. I was still analyzing jet engine performance, but now I had travel benefits. I spent five years traveling the globe. My love for writing romances also grew.
Writing became a passion, and the few hours spent at the computer during lunchtime and in the evenings weren't nearly enough. With lots of prodding and support from my husband of six months whom I met working at UAL, I decided to follow my dream and write full-time.
It was a good decision. My first full-time effort, FIANCE FOR THE NIGHT, was also my first sale to Silhouette Yours Truly. When I got the call that Silhouette was buying my book, I was pregnant with my first child. I was jumping up and down so much, my husband was afraid I was going to go into labor.
I moved to the Silhouette Romance line with my second sale, IF THE RING FITS. My daughter was three months old at the time and I was so tired I barely remember the phone conversation with my editor. Thank goodness my husband was home once again when the telephone rang or I might have thought I dreamed the second sale!
I sold my third book, THE WEDDING LULLABY, when I was pregnant with my second child and got a literary agent, too. I'm represented by Annelise Robey at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. I started hoping being pregnant wasn't a trend or a requirement for future sales. It wasn't even though we now have three children.
With the closing of the Silhouette Romance line, I was moved from the New York editorial office to the Harlequin Mills & Boon editorial office in London in May 2005.
I live in Washington with my real-life hero husband, two daughters, a son, lovable, but oh-so spoiled indoor cats and an adorable forty-eight pound Norwegian Elkhound who thinks she's a lap dog. I love to ski, rock climb and read!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Review: Blame the Mistletoe (Montana Born Christmas Book 1)

Blame The Mistletoe (Montana Born Christmas Book 1)Blame The Mistletoe by Dani Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great idea!!! Stay at your ex’s Mother in Laws, babysitting her dog, while the ex-husband takes your daughter to a wedding with his wife and his family in Mexico for Christmas.
Liz Flowers thought is it would be a great opportunity to meet new people, but she is from California and doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in this small town. She is invited to a party, and meets a man who looks real familiar, turns out he was married to her ex-husbands sister, who is in Mexico with the family, and his son.  Sounds confusing? It isn’t, it is a really good Novella, has some ups and downs, two people just trying to have a little uplifting Christmas that they didn’t plan on having.

The author did a great job of bringing in the Christmas spirit and the snow. This is a series but can be read alone, I love the fact that each book has something in common, the town, and the activities in town. So a wonderful sweet story.  I can’t wait to read the whole series.

This book was given to my by Netgalley for an honest review.

What Goodreads says the book is about:
Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta. 

Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife. 

Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after all. 

2014 Montana Born Christmas Series Book 1 

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While Harlequin Presents remains my first love, I also write romantic comedy, medieval fantasy romance, erotic romance, and small town contemporary romance for Montana Born. In fact, I write just about anything, so long as it's romance.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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Book review: The Temp by Emily Benet

The TempThe Temp by Emily Benet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Temp, By Emily Benet

When I started reading this book, The Temp, by Emily Benet, I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. It made me yawn. Some books do that to me at the beginning, seem a little slow. Well it did take me about 40% of the book and I was then hooked.

Amber is a college grad, working temp jobs, trying to decide what she wants to do. One of her past times with her friends is to go to modern art galleries opening for free wine.  One day while working her temp job a customer came into the office, he wanted to set up a catering for an art gallery opening. He was of course a good looking art promoter. Of course he asked Amber out, they did go out, but she told him she was an artist, which at the time she wasn’t, just someone who liked the free wine at the art gallery openings.  You will have to read this book to find out what happens.

Well I like the book, the story, and the way it ended, not a typical ending and I feel Amber did well.

Thanks for Netgalley for letting me review this book.

What Goodreads says about the book:
Amber is a twenty-something, out of university with a degree she’s not sure what to do with… so she temps in order to earn enough money to live in London.

One of her favourite life-hacks is to attend modern art gallery openings for free wine. It is during one of these that she thinks ‘if they can do it, why not me?’, and meeting a handsome gallery promoter cements her ambition to become famous through her art.

With the help—and sometimes hindrance—of her friends Farrell, Bibiana, and Egg (short for Egbert), can Amber achieve her dream AND snag handsome Elliott?

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About the Author

Emily Benet was born in London to a Welsh mother and Spanish father. She moved to Barcelona at 13 where she won her first significant prize for writing and was published in a short story collection. After her studies she returned to South London and worked in her Mother's chandelier shop. It was amid the chaos of crystal beads and confused customers that she began her Shop Girl Blog. Her short stories have been selected for readings at Foyles Book Shop and are published online.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Book review: A September Bride by Kathryn Springer

A September Bride (A Year of Weddings, #10)A September Bride by Kathryn Springer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A September Bride (A Year of Weddings #10)
By Kathryn Springer.

What a sweet and inspiring story. The Character Annie Price moves to a new town because she met a woman online who offered her a job as managing her bookstore, Annie really needs to get away and have a fresh start in a nice small town. Annie met the woman’s son on accident, he is a policeman in town and he pulled her over. They didn’t click well at all.  Later Annie met with the woman for lunch and the policeman came, it was her son. Annie wasn’t looking for love, and he just wanted to make sure Annie wasn’t going to hurt his Mom.

I really loved how the author started the story, I thought this novella was quick, the story had some interesting parts that made this book good.

I do recommend this book, it is part of A year of Weddings, it story is written by different authors, they can be read together or as a standalone. I am enjoying the series.
This book was provide to me by Netgalley for my honest opinion.

What Goodreads says the book is about:
A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?
All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.
The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner's son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the 'bride' for a special reenactment celebrating the museum's open house.
Jesse Kent can't believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie's beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she's come to their town just for his mother's money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her---even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie's motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . .

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About the Author:

About the Author:

Kathryn Springer is a full-time writer and the award-winning author of Front Porch Princess. She won the ACFW 2009 Book of the Year award for Family Treasures. Her most recent book, The Soldier's Newfound Family, hit the New York Times bestseller list in November 2012. Kathryn grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother's typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books—which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written 19 books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Review: An August Bride, (A Year of Weddings Novella #9)

An August Bride (A Year of Weddings, #9)An August Bride by Debra Clopton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An August Bride (A Year of Weddings 1 #9)
By Debra Clopton

This is my first time reading this series, A Year of Weddings, I really am not into weddings or reading about them, but I love this story, it is so me…. I can’t wait to read the rest and have started on another one.

To start with Kelsey who vowed never to love a cowboy, lives at the beach, my favorite place to be. So right off I loved it. Well she is going to her cousin’s beach wedding, also attending is her Great Aunt and her two of her friends, they love to match make. Just what Kelsey needs, she doesn’t want to be matched with anyone, she is doing great living at the beach and has a Bristo that is doing well. She doesn’t need anything to complicate her life.

This is such a great story. So worth the read, I just loved it. I rated it 5 stars and it is a clean book.
Thanks to Netgalley and Zondervan Fiction for letting me review this book.

What Goodreads says this book is about:
A year's worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.
Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.
After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends---aptly nicknamed 'the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow'---are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.
Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.
Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: Dare To Kiss By S.B. Alexander (The Maxwell Series Book #1)

Dare to KissDare to Kiss by S.B. Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dare to Kiss
by S.B. Alexander

Right from the start this book had me. This book was so captivating that I wanted to read it all in one sitting, of course I couldn’t but I did try. I did end up staying up all night to finish this book.

The first thing I loved about this book was the fact that Lacey, who is now senior loved playing baseball. That is all she wants to do. Eat, sleep and play ball. Not softball but baseball with the boys. She was an awesome pitcher until tragedy strikes her family when she was a sophomore.

After being diagnosed with PTSD, the Doctor recommended moving across country and so her Dad and her settle into their new town. Lacey practiced pitching during the summer and was ready to try out, she was ready. But being a senior in high school, comes the cliques and the other issues of high school and a boy, yes a hot boy.

I really loved the way the writer captured the intensity of this teenage girl and her issues. I liked how she wrote about the details, everything, from what they were wearing, to the scenery. I felt like I was in the story. I also thought having her being a smart intelligent young lady who had goals even after her tragedy and how focus she tried to be. Not easy when you’re this age and then to have the issues that she had and the loss that she had to deal with. This book is so awesome.

The only bad thing in this book is waiting for the next one.
I don’t give details about this book, accept what it is said on Goodreads, this book is awesome and show how overcoming diversity in your life, you can still move forward with your goals and become what you want.

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What Goodreads says the book is about:

Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To be the first girl ever to grace a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed.

Her fastball is impeccable, her curveball equally as good, and her slider annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs. When she loses her mother and sister to a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares, panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to do, and for Lacey that is baseball.

After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make Kensington High’s baseball team. But trying out for the team comes with obstacles—the captain, Aaron Seever, doesn’t want a girl on the team. 

Her life is further complicated when she meets Kade Maxwell, a tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy who has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when Kade’s archenemy returns to town to settle a vendetta. 

To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to heal otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life, especially love.

This is a New Adult Novel and contains strong language and sexual content. Intended for audiences age 17+

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Book Review: Kiss Me, Cowboy by Melissa McClone (Montana Born Rodeo Book #3)

Kiss Me, Cowboy (Montana Born Rodeo, #3)Kiss Me, Cowboy by Melissa McClone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this from Netgalley for an honest opinion.

Well I thought this book started out kind of slow, was hard for me to keep my focus on this story. I will say I did like the story, it is a clean fun story and worth reading.

Kiss Me, Cowboy by Melissa McClone is a perfect title for this story.

The story of Charlie ( Charlotte Randall) a cowgirl living on the Bar V5 Dude Ranch, she is really good at her job and really enjoys it, but there is a cowboy, and they had kissed but he didn’t want to get involved, he said that he doesn't want a work place romance.  Well a year later Charlie needs to make a decision, does she stay at the Bar V5 or move on? She really likes Zach, but he still doesn't want a workplace romance.

This story is about Charlie and Zach, like I said I loved the story of the two of them and how the events unfolded but I had a hard time getting into the characters, even though they were likeable I just don’t know why the book didn’t grab me, but it did grab me enough to finish and I ended up liking it.

The books is worth reading, I liked that it was a clean book. This book is also part if the Montana Born Rodeo stories, and so far they are good. I can’t wait to read the next one in this series.

What Goodreads says the book is about:

She didn’t mean to kiss him… 

When dude ranch wrangler Charlotte – aka Charlie – Randall kisses Zack Harris in an act of empathy, she falls hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Zack has too many demons, however, and refuses to get involved. A year later, he's still stonewalling, and Charlie needs to move on with her life so she can find a fulfilling relationship, not frustrating unrequited love. Putting distance between them seems the best way to get Zack out of her head and heart...but that means quitting the job she loves and accepting a position in Colorado.

He didn’t mean to kiss her back… 

Growing up, Zack longed for a real family, and had one with his squad while deployed in Afghanistan. Now, he's back in the States and doesn't want anything messing up his new ranch family, no matter how much he's attracted to the sexy, hard-working Charlie. She could break his heart and ruin the comfortable working relationship they and the other wranglers enjoy. Besides, her friends claim she's looking for the perfect guy, and perfect he's not.

A kiss is just a kiss…or is it? 

When Zack learns Charlie's thinking about leaving the ranch, he decides to find her a boyfriend — someone so good, so perfect, she has a reason to stay in Montana. Until he realizes too late that the only cowboy he wants her kissing is him. Can he commit to love and convince Charlie not to leave? Or has she made up her mind to put the past, and the kiss that started it all, behind her and move on without him?

Montana Born Rodeo Series 
Book 1: Tease Me, Cowboy by Rachael Johns 
Book 2: Cherish Me, Cowboy by Alissa Callen 
Book 3: Kiss Me, Cowboy by Melissa McClone

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Book Review: Cherish Me, Cowboy by Alissa Callen (Montana Born Rodeo #2)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cherish Me, Cowboy (Montana Born Rodeo #2)
By Alissa Callen

What does a working cowgirl Peyton Hollis do if she needs to save her Beargrass Hills Ranch? She is the only one who can save the ranch, she doesn’t have time for cowboys and anything else for that matter. She just wants to save her ranch.

Of course there is a man, a city-boy, Cordell Morgan, who has come to check out some land from her neighbor. He wants to bring some cattle there and wants to rent the land from the owner, well the rancher advises him to stay at the cowgirls’ ranch and help her out some.

Well I loved this story right from the start, great characters, great story, I didn’t want to put it down. The Author Alissa Callen did a wonderful job of keeping me, the reader engaged throughout the whole story.

This is the 2nd in a series of books. I love the way each book intertwines the other books.  You can feel the connection, but you don’t have to read in order or read them all. You can understand each book without each other.
This book is my favorite though, but I love all three of the books so far.

What Goodreads says the book is about:

Working cowgirl, Payton Hollis, has no time for hairdryers, heels and helplessness. She must save her home, Beargrass Hills Ranch. She also has no time for men. She already is boot-deep in blue-eyed cowboy trouble. 

City-boy, Cordell Morgan, isn’t who he seems. His fancy suit and slow smile hide dark secrets. Secrets as to why his hands are callused, why he never stays around and why he has really come to Marietta, Montana. 

Between a shrewd old rancher, a cantankerous rodeo horse and a stud bull called Trouble, Payton and Cordell have no chance to lead separate lives. No matter how much their futures may depend upon them doing so.

Can a sassy cowgirl lower her guard for a man who will soon be gone? And can a man who believes emotions are nothing but a liability take the ultimate risk?

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Book Review: Tease Me, Cowboy (Montana Born Rodeo Book 1)

Tease Me, CowboyTease Me, Cowboy by Rachael Johns
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Montana Born Rodeo Series

Tease Me, Cowboy, #1
By Rachael Johns

This series is written by different authors, the first one is Tease Me, Cowboy, By Rachael Johns.

I started this series by reading the 2nd book in the series first, and thought wow I really like this series of books. So I then read the 3rd book, now I read the 1st book, and hopefully in the future will read the 4th book soon.
This book starts with Selah Davis, coming back to Marietta Montana to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo and she meets up with her friends who she had grown up with.  She had left after high school for college then on to a journalist career in Seattle. While back, she runs into her high school sweet heart, Levi Monroe and she felt the feelings she had for him 10 years ago in high school as they never really finished their relationship.

I loved how the author built the characters and I felt emotional connected to them and wanted things to work the way we want them to. I loved the ending. I Can’t tell you, you will have to read for yourself. I also love how these series kind of bring events that are in the other books, but you don’t have to read the other books to know what is going on, you can read them as a stand-alone or read them all.

I am not familiar with these authors or even reading cowboy books, but I really enjoy the books. The first book has some swearing in it. The other 2 didn’t.  You don’t have to know anything about cowboys or rodeo’s to read these books. They are all fairly good. Just have a want to read a good romance book.

Here is what Amazon says the book is about:

Montana Born Rodeo Series 

Selah Davis loves her life as a journalist in Seattle (or so she says) but on a rare trip home to Marietta to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo, she confesses to her best friends over drinks that her one regret in life is not sleeping with her high school boyfriend, Levi Monroe. Into the bar walks Levi, also home for the rodeo. When her friends dare her to proposition him for a one night stand, she’s at first appalled… but the more she thinks about remedying her one regret, the less she can get him and their electric chemistry out of her head. Selah’s always been her parents’ good daughter. Would it hurt just for one night to be a little bit bad? 
Levi Monroe is ready to settle back in Marietta and start his own rodeo school teaching others the techniques that have made him a star. He doesn’t want any distractions during his last rodeo where he aims to win All Around Cowboy, but when his high school sweetheart – the one woman he’s never been able to forget – comes along and offers to rewrite their history, it might just be an offer too good to refuse.

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