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Made the Grade: Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick's Day Collection by 21 Various Romance Authors | #BookReview

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1693 KB | Print Length: 139 pages
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published | ASIN: B00U5GIL3W | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Fiction Anthologies
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Amazon


"Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick's Day Collection" by Heather McGovern, Maureen Hardegree, Joan Kayse, D. B. Sieders, Jenna Bennett, Lindsey Brookes, Sophia Henry, Sydney Carroll, Lori Waters, Natalie J. Damschroder, Anna Sugden, Janice Lynn, Nancy Northcott, Monica McCabe, Jody Wallace, Tanya Michaels, Jeanne Adams, Sally Kilpatrick, Nicki Salcedo, Michelle Monkou, & Trish Milburn

Author's Book Description : "Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick’s Day Collection" is a multi-author collection of micro stories, tales that can be read in their entirety in only a handful of minutes. The stories in this anthology are set during St. Patrick’s Day in the world of each author’s respective books.

The collection includes:
"Love and Corned Beef" by Heather McGovern
"Haint and Begorrah" by Maureen Hardegree
"The High King’s Cauldron" by Joan Kayse
"Probability of Love" by D. B. Sieders
"Getting Lucky" by Jenna Bennett
"Her Pot of Gold" by Lindsey Brookes
"To Love a Leprechaun" by Sophia Henry
"Springs Love" by Sydney Carroll
"Pinch for Good Luck" by Lori Waters
"Lucky Enough" by Natalie J. Damschroder
"A Perfect Lucky Charm" by Anna Sugden
"His Good Luck Charm" by Janice Lynn
"Green Beer" by Nancy Northcott
"Blueberry Delight" by Monica McCabe
"Date at McCabe’s" by Jody Wallace
"Lucky in Love" by Tanya Michaels
"One Magic Kiss" by Jeanne Adams
"Green Beer and Shenanigans" by Sally Kilpatrick
"The Ides" by Nicki Salcedo
"A Gift from County Cork" by Michelle Monkou
"Lucky Day" by Trish Milburn



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My Book Review : For this full book I give it 3.4 out of 5 stars, each story was charming in its own way. I enjoyed the glimpses that we got of all the characters ... just some stories I wish were fleshed out a little more than others. Overall, I definitely recommend this anthology to any romance reader, especially for those who want to get into the "St. Patrick's Day spirit."


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Individual Story Reviews :

πŸ€ "Love and Corned Beef" by Heather McGovern πŸ€

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars ... A husband makes a "grand" gesture to his wife and reflects on the day they met.

It's a very sweet quick read. Colin seems to be a nice guy and hopes to make it up for his grouchy behavior by giving his family (mostly his wife) a unexpected gift.

Story Teaser :
That one split-second collision of elbows, a brief exchange over spilt beer, and their lives unfolded in ways they couldn't imagine. ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters

For more information on any other books by Heather McGovern, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Haint and Begorrah" by Maureen Hardegree πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this quick read deals with characters from Ms. Hardegree's young adult Ghost Handler Series ... and from what I can tell it is either an excerpt from within Book 6 ("If It Haint Broke") of that series or an additional scene from after Book 6.

It was a cute setup and I enjoyed Heather's spunkiness. However, it felt like it was cut off because it is just a scene and nothing gets resolved. YET it is a wonderful glimpse into the series if you’re looking for a young adult supernatural romance.

For more information on any other books by Maureen Hardegree, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "The High King’s Cauldron" by Joan Kayse πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Sounds like a prologue for Ms. Kayse's Guardian Isle series. In truth, I'm not sure what to make of it but the premise and plotline build-up was very intriguing. It talks about the world of fae yet has a modern feel to it.

For more information on any other books by Joan Kayse, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Probability of Love" by D. B. Sieders πŸ€

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars ... Jace, a doctor who has Asperger’s syndrome, tries to understand his relationship with the woman he's been dating named Ellen.

It's a unique contemporary romance scene and I appreciated reading about how this couple came together. Ellen sounds like a very understanding woman and though Jace is very abrupt it seems like he does care a lot. I really thought it was sweet. I definitely recommend it!

For more information on any other books by D. B. Sieders, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Getting Lucky" by Jenna Bennett πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Set within Ms. Bennett's Bagging a Greek God series, you find out how Mavis meets Lucky.

It was unique and cute. I definitely want to continue on with their story to see where their relationship might go from there. I recommend it if you're a fan of the series.

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : August 2012

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Mysteries and More - November 2012 | Self-Publishing – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly - November 2013

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tall, Dark, and Divine | Fortune's Hero

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: Tall, Dark, and Divine | Welcome to Small Business Saturday/Week | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Blog Tour - Covet Promo Reveal Blast Materials‏ | Welcome to Small Business Saturday/Week

Story Teaser :
"When you're the gods' gift to women," the bartender—Dion—said, with a wicked grin, "you gotta spread it around."
"I thought that was Adonis," the Irishman answered, and the bartender's smile turned genuine.
"I guess nobody's told you. He's a goner, too. Won't be long till there's just you and me left, to uphold the old honor."
The Irishman grunted.
There was a moment's pause, and then Dion said, "Where are my manners? Mavis, this is Luchtaine. You can call him Lucky. Everyone does. And this is Mavis. She's tired of the green beer and blarney, so don't try to sweet-talk her." ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters

For more information on any other books by Jenna Bennett, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Her Pot of Gold" by Lindsey Brookes πŸ€

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! It is St. Patrick's Day and also Megan's birthday. So far she's not having a good day so she goes to the bar she typically hangs out at, drinks more than she typically does in hopes of getting some Irish courage, and tries to "seduce" the hot bartender Jax. But little does she know the seduction isn't needed...

I thought this a cute quick read that makes me really want to read more about this new couple as they seem so good together. Read it!

For more information on any other books by Lindsey Brookes, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "To Love a Leprechaun" by Sophia Henry πŸ€

My Story Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Shenanigans ensue when Bennett and Gwen go to pick up a specially leprechaun suit.

It was okay and kinda funny but the relationship felt a bit forced. Read it if your hoping for a lighthearted romance.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Unsportsmanlike Conduct

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Unsportsmanlike Conduct | @SophiaHenry313 #BookTeaser #SportsRomance

For more information on any other books by Sophia Henry, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Springs Love" by Sydney Carroll πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars, I thought this was a great beginning to what could be a really good novel. It shows Phyllis that while she can be a strong woman Patrick might be the one man that could be more than just a friend to help out. He might just be the one for her after all this time.

I enjoyed this quick historical-ish romance, and I believe I'd enjoy more about the couple. Be sure to check it out!

For more information on any other books by Sydney Carroll, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Pinch for Good Luck" by Lori Waters πŸ€

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars ... It all started with a pinch and a little bit of luck. While Rachel is working her shift at the bar, she is so focused about her missing dog that she forgot to wear green for St. Patrick's Day. Yet things change when a hot customer helps her out in more ways than one ...

I enjoyed the build that this quick read had. Plus, it helped that Rachel and Cam's (Cameron) attraction was believable. In the end, I think this has the potential to turn into something great. Check it out!

For more information on any other books by Lori Waters, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Lucky Enough" by Natalie J. Damschroder πŸ€

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars. All it took was a chance meeting and some prerecorded American football.

This quick read brings together Kyna and Shane, and boy do sparks fly! Read it!!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Heavy Metal

For more information on any other books by Natalie J. Damschroder, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "A Perfect Lucky Charm" by Anna Sugden πŸ€

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars. A hockey player who doesn't believe in luck finds himself having one lucky day.

Paddy (Patrick) and Shayla have an instant connection. It could be fate that brought them together or just two broken shamrock earrings ... who knows ... but I enjoyed what they did with their "bit of luck" that day.

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - A Perfect Catch by Anna Sugden | Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways

For more information on any other books by Anna Sugden, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "His Good Luck Charm" by Janice Lynn πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars Kayla lost a bet and the consequences now have her needing to pinch her crush. As her luck would have it, Ethan (her crush) forgot to wear green this St. Patrick's Day. So, her pinch starts everything off into a day that neither could've predicted but will it have a happy ending.

It was cute but I just needed a little more from the characters, as I wasn't completely feeling their connection.

Story Teaser :
"Here." Swallowing nervously and looking cute while doing so, the redhead undid a four-leaf clover pin she wore on her dark green shirt. The color matched her eyes almost perfectly.
She pinned the clover to his lapel. "That should save you from more pinches."
"One should be safe at work from such shenanigans."
"One should." She nodded toward the clover. "Hopefully that will save you from further shenanigans, and if not, maybe it'll bring you some luck for the rest of the day. No harm done."
"I don't think you know your own strength. I may have a limp the rest of the day. You may have to kiss it and make it better."
"Pardon?" ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters

For more information on any other books by Janice Lynn, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Green Beer" by Nancy Northcott πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars ... I'm not sure where but this story looks to be a part of Ms. Northcott's The Light Mages Series. It focuses on Brody who is on his way to get drunk as he "honors" a dear friend who has passed. While there, his other close friend, Stacie, tries to be there for him and in the process their true feelings for one another come out. It's an interesting glimpse into Ms. Northcott's world and I'd be interested to read more about this "couple."

For more information on any other books by Nancy Northcott, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Blueberry Delight" by Monica McCabe πŸ€

My Story Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was all about one guy setting up his two friends who work with the zoo. Ehhh ... It was okay but because it was from "an outsiders" perspective so I didn't see the connection between the couple.

For more information on any other books by Monica McCabe, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Date at McCabe’s" by Jody Wallace πŸ€

My Story Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars. Mai's friend Katie brought her to a New Orleans parade and she is not enjoying it. Yet once her "bakery boyfriend" arrives things get a hell of a lot better.

I enjoyed this fast-paced read and all the characters involved. Especially when it means seeing a crush turn into something more.

My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : September 2016

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : Fortune Tellers - Fact or Fiction by Jody Wallace - August 2016

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Pack and Coven | Prodigal

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Entangled Otherworld Fortune Teller Booth at Entangled Publishing's Summer Carnival | Blog Tour, Guest Post, Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway | Blog Tour - Prodigal by Jody Wallace | Interview, Spreading the Word, & Critter Prize Pack Giveaway | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | Second Sentence Saturday: Prodigal | #TeaserTuesday: Prodigal | @jodywallace #BookTeaser #RomanceNovel

For more information on any other books by Jody Wallace, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Lucky in Love" by Tanya Michaels πŸ€

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars ... a woman finds out just how wonderful her hubby is while she attends her best friend's wedding as matron-of-honor. It's a sweet read that you should check out!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Texan's Christmas | Just a Fling

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

For more information on any other books by Tanya Michaels, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "One Magic Kiss" by Jeanne Adams πŸ€

My Story Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars. A St. Patrick's Day birthday celebration gets one girl to finally see if her feelings were being reciprocated by her crush. It's a passionate quick read that had a great build-up IF this was actually going to be longer than I really needed more.

For more information on any other books by Jeanne Adams, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Green Beer and Shenanigans" by Sally Kilpatrick πŸ€

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Beulah is a piano player who works at a country bar and her mission for St. Patrick's Day is too setup two of the bar's patrons.

It's a cute read that introduces you to Beulah in this quick prequel to Ms. Kilpatrick's "The Happy Hour Choir."

For more information on any other books by Sally Kilpatrick, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "The Ides" by Nicki Salcedo πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars! A quick thriller-ish read where an almost divorced cop gets a bit sidetracked from his goal by a beautiful woman in a wedding gown. If you’re looking for an intense setup go for this one ... but it feels more like a prologue to a novel more than anything.

For more information on any other books by Nicki Salcedo, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "A Gift from County Cork" by Michelle Monkou πŸ€

My Story Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Alyssa is in the worst situation at her boyfriend's parents’ home, so when her best guy friend gives her an out she takes it. Yet she never expected him to completely win her over for good or take her home.

It's a sweet New Adult setup and I really liked Alyssa and Deaglan. It would be cool if this was a prologue.

For more information on any other books by Michelle Monkou, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



πŸ€ "Lucky Day" by Trish Milburn πŸ€

My Story Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This is the setup for Ms. Milburn's Starfish Shores Series where you follow Tara into the town as they're celebrating St. Patrick's Day and she meets a local musician. It's a sweet setup that left me intrigued.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : White Witch | Bane | Magick

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Cover Reveal: Magick by Trish Milburn | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

For more information on any other books by Trish Milburn, then please check out her Amazon Acct.



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