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Monday, April 28, 2014

Idolizing In: Unmasking Juliet by Teri Wilson

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 368; Kindle Edition - File Size: 483 KB | Expected Release Date: May 27, 2014 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Unmasking Juliet" by Teri Wilson

Author's Book Description : Ever since she was a little girl learning to make decadent truffles in her family's chocolate shop, Juliet Arabella has been aware of the bitter feud between the Arabellas and the Mezzanottes. With their rival chocolate boutiques on the same street in Napa Valley, these families never mix. Until one night, when Juliet anonymously attends the annual masquerade ball. In a moonlit vineyard, she finds herself falling for a gorgeous stranger, a man who reminds her what passion is like outside of the kitchen. But her bliss is short-lived when she discovers her masked prince is actually Leo Mezzanotte, newly returned from Paris and the heir to her archenemy's confection dynasty.

With her mind in a whirl, Juliet leaves for Italy to represent the Arabellas in a prestigious chocolate competition. The prize money will help her family's struggling business, and Juliet figures it's a perfect opportunity to forget Leo…only to find him already there and gunning for victory. As they compete head-to-head, Leo and Juliet's fervent attraction boils over. But Juliet's not sure whether to trust her adversary, or give up on the sweetest love she's ever tasted...

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Based off of a classic play this novel has turned into a classic for me! However, instead of being a tragedy like its predecessor it's an entertaining romantic contemporary comedy that allows you to root for Leo & Juliet while throwing you into the middle of a generational chocolate war. Together they overcome their own fears along with the rulings of their families to embrace the future they are yearning for.

I highly recommend this novel to anyone who's fans of Ms. Wilson, who are fans of Romeo & Juliet, and/or who like contemporary romances!!


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Author's Novel Extras : Pinterest: UNMASKING JULIET by Teri Wilson (Harlequin HQN, June 2014)

Book Teaser(s) :
Leo narrowed his gaze at Cocoa. "Is it my imagination, or does your dog bark every time she hears my last name?"
Juliet's cheeks flushed a stirring shade of pink. "Maybe."
Leo refused to believe it. There were already more than enough opinions about this heated flirtation he and Juliet had going on without adding her dog's into the mix.
He looked at Cocoa again. She'd slumped to her belly, and was resting calmly with her head on her shaggy, outstretched legs at Juliet's feet.
The only way to know for certain was to put his theory to the test. "Mezzanotte."
Cocoa's head popped up. Woof.
Leo slid his gaze to Juliet. Her flush intensified.
"Arabella," he said, doing his best to ignore the musical way the word rolled off his tongue.
Cocoa simply yawned.
"Butter."
Nothing. No reaction at all.
"Cream."
Still more silence.
"Mezzanotte."
Woof.
Leo shook his head. "Well, I'll be damned." ~ within Chapter 6
Quicker than she would have imagined, he was level with her balcony. His lips curved into a cocky smirk. "Hello there, Juliet."
God, he wasn't even out of breath. If she'd attempted such a feat, she no doubt would have ended up with a nice collection of broken bones. Of course, he wasn't actually on the balcony yet. He was still hanging on to the trellis.
"What now, Spider-Man?" she asked dryly. ~ within Chapter 20
For more information on this book and/or any other books/articles by Teri, then please check out her website.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Made the Grade: Fools Gold Series, Book 1

Format: Paperback | Pages: 376 | Release Date: May 2010 | Publisher: HQN Books

"Chasing Perfect" [Fool's Gold Series, Book 1] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Charity has been through one disaster of a relationship after the next, so when she is hired for a new job as the city planner she takes it and moves to Fools Gold. The town that is quaint, homey and nothing like the locations she grew up in. The only thing that takes a little time to get used to is that secrets are hard to keep, so everyone knows everyone else's business.

Josh has lived in Fools Gold since he was ten. Shortly after he moved there, his mother took off and the town took him in. Even though he has become a famous bike racer (and was the second youngest to win the Tour de France), his home has always been in Fools Gold and he seems to be able to do no wrong in the eyes of the town.

Charity appears to be able to get see the image behind the one that Josh portrays, finding out he isn't as perfect as he seems. However, maybe that she is exactly the person Josh needs ... someone who knows how much the value of not being perfect really is.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This book was about two people who have been left or abandoned by those they loved in their past and are learning how to trust again. The town of Fools Gold is very well written, the characters are great, and it makes to wish you could visit the town yourself. However, the book was a little too predictable for you to really enjoy it.

My favorite characters in this book were Charity & Pia! Charity was a good leading lady. I really hope one of these Fools Gold series books will be about Pia getting a man or at least mention it in one of the secondary plots of a book, since she was a sweetie, it made me wish I could have her as a friend. =0)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie

Book Teaser :
"My going out with him isn't about you," she told him.
"Never thought it was."
"I'm just saying."
"Right." Now he was pissed. "Have you kissed Robert? Because you sure as hell kissed me."
She stiffened, then looked around as if she didn't want anyone to hear.
"That was an accident," she said, her voice low and tense.
"Right. You fell into my arms and our mouths bumped."
Irritation flashed in her brown eyes. "You're not all that."
Truer words had never been spoken, he thought, then he grabbed her upper arms and drew her in those last few inches.
"Want to bet?" he asked, right before his mouth settled on hers. ~ within Chapter 8

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Made the Grade: Fool’s Gold Series, Book 7

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Hardcover - Pages: 384; Paperback - Pages: 384; Kindle Edition - File Size: 548 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: May 29, 2012 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Summer Days" [Fool’s Gold Series, Book 7] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Heidi hasn't been living in Fool's Gold that long but for someone who has grown up as being a part of a carnival being able to settle down in Fool's Gold with her grandfather and take care of her goats is a piece of heaven she never knew before. However, the security she has made for herself is about to be destroyed after her grandfather scams Rafe's mother into thinking she's buying Heidi's ranch. In the end, while Heidi, Rafe, Glen (Heidi's grandfather), and May (Rafe's mother) wait to see what the judge decides to do about their legal situation, May and Rafe move onto the ranch with Heidi and Glen. Throughout the time that they try living together, they learn about each other’s pasts and presents while sharing what they hope for the future. They all grow closer only with the knowledge that soon they'll find out what the judge has planned soon, which means only one of them can win between them especially since Rafe doesn't seem to know the meaning of compromise. However, what will happen after Heidi and Rafe's feelings involved? Will they be able to reconcile their difference and problems? Or will everything implode between them, making it so the town will have to take sides?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This novel is all about the meaning of love and what the main characters willing to give up or do to make sure everything works out for the best. I loved Rafe and his family!! I can't wait to see where they will go from here. Plus, ever since reading more about Heidi, Charlie, & Annabelle in "Only His" I was so happy to read about them again in this book!!

Rafe is a man who had to grow up quickly when he was a kid after his father past away, and now he has based his life around making sure everyone he loves is protected. Heidi has built a life for herself that she loves and is willing to do just about anything to protect it and her grandfather. Together they make a wonderful couple, if they can only get over the complication that Glen (Heidi's grandfather) put them in. It's very sweet how they are able to turn their situation around and be there for each other!

I recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of the Fool's Gold series!!! Also, this is the perfect contemporary romance to put you in a good mood!

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6 | E-novella 2

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby | Barefoot Season

Author's Series Extras : Fool's Gold Magazines | About Fool's Gold | Fool's Gold News | Meet the main characters from the Fool's Gold Series

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Book Teaser(s) :
Annabelle and Charlie exchanged a look.
"That's quite a list," Annabelle said.
"Most of it was about Rafe and she's drinking more than usual," Charlie added. "You know what that means."
"Trouble." Annabelle shook her head. "Big trouble."
"Man trouble."
"There's no man trouble," Heidi announced. "None. Zero. Zip. I'm not attracted to Rafe."
"But you've kissed him," Annabelle said smoothly.
"Yes, but it was---" Heidi slapped her hand over her mouth. She wasn't going to mention the kiss. She dropped her arm to her side. "It's not what you think."
"Was there tongue?" Charlie asked.
Prepared now, Heidi pressed her lips together and didn't speak.
"That's a yes," Annabelle said with a sigh. "I miss tongue. Or any kind of kissing. I miss sex and men and orgasms." She sighed again. "I'm sorry. What was the question?"
"Tongue is exactly what I think," Charlie said. ~ within Chapter 7
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Susan, then please check out her website. To find out more about the town of Fools Gold then click here.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Disappointmentville: Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 563 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audio CD - Audiobook | Expected Release Date: October 28, 2014 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Yours for Christmas" [Fool's Gold Series, Book 15.5] by Susan Mallery

Author's Book Description : Step out of the winter chill and into the warmth of Fool's Gold, California, the charming small-town setting for a new holiday novella from New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery

Famous former NFL stars don't date single working moms like Bailey Voss. She'll allow herself to daydream about Kenny Scott's muscles and killer smile, but wanting more would lead to post-holiday regret. Then Kenny volunteers to run a toy drive with Bailey, and she learns that he's not just hot...he's also generous, funny, nice. The whole package—tantalizingly out of reach.

The ache of past loss reminds Kenny why he needs to avoid getting too close to anyone. Especially to a gorgeous redhead and her adorable little girl. Mess it up, and he'd lose them both. Yet Kenny can only resist Bailey for so long. And as festive spirit spreads throughout the town, he's all wrapped up in Bailey's sweet, sexy kisses and determined to make this the first of many Christmases together...

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Over the holiday season, Kenny (an ex-pro football player) and Bailey (a widowed mother) are thrown together because Mayor Marsha needs them to help the children’s FWM Sprouts with their holiday service project. In doing so, while it opens them up to a unique romance, it also brings up old trust issues from Kenny’s past. Will they be able to overcome their pasts and have a great future or will friends be the closest they’ll be able to get?

While I am a huge fan of Ms. Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Series, this one didn’t capture my interest as greatly as I hoped. However, it kept up with the series’ usual hype with updates from the other characters. In addition, I enjoyed getting to know Bailey, Kenny, and Chloe. They became a sweet family that was intriguing to read about.

Though it wasn’t my favorite novella in this series I did like it and would recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Mallery looking for a sweet holiday romance.

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

My Previous Guest Post(s) by this Author : The Appeal of Romance - June 2012

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6 | E-novella 2 / Book 6.1 | Book 7 | Book 8 | Book 9 | Book 12

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby | Barefoot Season

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Monday Update [September 13, 2010] | End of the year 2010 Update | Teaser Tuesdays: Only Yours | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | When & Where Are You? Thursdays: Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday | Winter Themed Books To Warm You Up During the 2011 Holiday Season | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Summer Days | Teaser Tuesdays: Barefoot Season | "Waiting On" Wednesday: All Summer Long | BBAW 2012 :: What does book blogging mean to you? | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | Second Sentence Saturday: Three Little Words


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Author's Series Extras : Fool's Gold Magazines | About Fool's Gold | Fool's Gold News | Meet the main characters from the Fool's Gold Series


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Book Teaser(s) :
"I hate all this stupid happiness," Taryn muttered.
Bailey grinned. "You need to get over that. Happiness is part of the tradition. It's good for you."
"No, it's not. Worse, I'm fighting hormones. I cried over a commercial last night. It was horrifying."
"There's so much more to come."
Bailey knew that Taryn was holding off on telling people about her pregnancy and couldn't wait for the news to come out.
"The toy thing was good," Taryn admitted. "Needy kids and all that." ~ within Chapter 11

Book Preview(s) :
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Feasted On: The Original Heartbreakers Series, Book 0.5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 528 KB | Release Date: March 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: Amazon.com

"The One You Want" [The Original Heartbreakers Series, Book 0.5] by Gena Showalter

Author's Book Description : Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome her bad-girl past in Gena Showalter's "The One You Want." Dane Michaelson is rich, sexy and plays hard, exactly the kind of guy she needs to avoid, but he's used to getting what he wants, and he wants her.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Childhood acquaintances, because of their parents’ longtime affair, Dane & Kenna (Freckles) find that they have a stronger connection to one another then they would have expected once they meet again years later. However, will their budding relationship be able to withstand small town gossip, their parents’ remarks, and the distance that is already between them?

As I was already, a fan of Ms. Showalter before I read this novella it was hard not to enjoy it. So, I wasn't surprised that Dane, Kenna, and their story quickly enraptured me. It was erotically sweet and had a great buildup for its upcoming series. In addition, Kenna's fun/silly bucket list that Dane tried to assist with made this novella even more enjoyable to read!

Even though it wasn't a "main plot point," the only part where I feel this novella is left a bit hanging about Dane’s mother as I think there should be another interaction with her because of everything she did to knock Kenna down a peg. As she went out of her way to hurt Kenna's financial stability and other then having it being noted there wasn't much else done about it in the novella, which felt a bit wrong.

Nevertheless, I recommend this novella and series to those who like contemporary romances! I cannot wait to see where this series will take us next!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince | Twice as Hot | Unraveled | Lord of the Vampires | Temptation in Shadows

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Spreading the Word: The Bodyguard | July 2010 - Contest Winner! | Contest Craze: Mini Challenge - Zombie Survival | Blog Tour - Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett | Interview & Giveaway | Teaser Tuesdays: Twice as Hot | The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Author's Novel Extras : The One You Want - Overview


Author's Series Extras : The Closer You Come - Overview | The Hotter You Burn - Overview | The Harder You Fall - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
"I'd like a moment of your time," he said.
She opened her mouth, closed it, then took a step away from him. He got the distinct impression she meant to refuse him, which amazed him. Women more often than not did whatever he asked. Of course, they either worked for him, so he was paying them, or they were dating him, so he was screwing them.
"Please," he added, and the word felt foreign on his tongue.
Her shoulders slumped just a little. "Oh, all right."
He almost grinned. Almost. "Your enthusiasm is heartwarming." ~ within Chapter 2
Jessie Kay rolled her eyes. "Go bang the hottie. We'll be fine."
"What does bang mean?" Norrie asked.
"It means to punch him," Kenna said, and told herself it wasn't actually a lie. "But that would be rude, so I'm not going to do it."
"You're so nice, Momma." ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Feasted On: Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery

Format: Paperback | Pages: 347 | Release Date: reissue - January 2009 | Publisher: HQN Books

"Falling For Gracie" [Los Lobos Series, Book 2] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : When we're young, crushes usually come and go, but when Gracie was fourteen she tried to hold onto her crush by doing anything possible. She was upset that Riley never liked her or even was nice to her back (even though he was four years older then her), that she made his life a living hell, by sticking a skunk into his car to slipping diarrhea pills into his soup before the school dance.

Now fourteen years later she's finally back to the hometown where it all took place. Even though she's been over her crush for some time now (or so she thinks), her past antics have made her a legend and not one that she is proud of. Therefore, she's planning to do everything in her power to stay as far from Riley as possible. But it's hard to accomplish when people around her keep putting her into situations where they run into each other....

After talking a few times they, both realize that they have more in common then, either could have believed, and they become friends. However, with Riley running for Mayor, they find that some people in town will do anything to see both of their reputations ruined...

Will they make it through? And quite possibly become closer then either ever believed possible....

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars. Very cute, quite funny, and I loved Riley and Gracie! I breezed through this book not wanting to put it down until the end! I will admit that the ending was kind of corny but that still didn't ruin the book for me. =0)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours

Book Teaser :
"We can't do this, Gracie. I have rules and one of them says the women in question is easily forgotten. We both know you're not that."
She pressed her hands against his chest. "Are you referring to my stalker past? Haven't we talked about you letting that go?" ~ within Chapter 6

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Susan, then please check out her website.



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Disappointmentville: Somebody to Love by Kristan Higgins

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 432; Kindle Edition - File Size: 597 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: April 24, 2012 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Somebody to Love" by Kristan Higgins

My Book Summary : Recently Parker's life went from "high-society" to "rubbing pennies together" when her father lost everything she had after getting mixed up in an insider-trading deal. Now except for a little money to her name all she has left is a house on a piece of land in a small town in Maine called Gideon's Cove. Therefore, this summer while her son is with his father and stepmother (Ethan & Lucy) on a three-week vacation, she'll be in Gideon's Cove fixing up the house in hopes that she can sell it.

However, as soon as she gets to her property she realizes that the house is no more than a shack that has barely made it through the years while being filled with junk and vermin. It's a bigger struggle then she thought but if she plans to make it on her own she has to restore and sell this place. So she will.

Thankfully, James, her father's lawyer and friend who is also extremely good looking even if he's five-years younger than her, has plans to help her restore the shack whether she wants his help or not. Over the time, they share together in Gideon's Cove they realize that each is not what they originally thought of the other. Yet is their mutual attraction enough to build a relationship that has many potholes already. Or is a summer fling just what they both need?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars, this is a great story if you want to find out what and how the characters from "The Next Best Thing" & "Catch of the Day" are doing!! However, I found the plot to be dragged out and a little dull. I mean, I did love the characters main and secondary. Even though Parker is a little overly high strung, she and James played off each other really well.

In truth is the novel was okay and a little bit cute but I didn't fall in love with it as I did "Too Good To Be True" & "Until There Was You." Moreover, maybe that was my real problem with this novel was that I had to high of expectations for it because we were given updates of everyone for two of the author's past novels. I'm really not sure.

Even so, I recommend this novel to anyone who's a fan of Kristan Higgins. I just hope you like it better than I did. =0/

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just One of the Guys | The Next Best Thing | All I Ever Wanted | Until There Was You

Author's Novel Extras : Somebody to Love's Map

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Once upon a time, there was a family of chipmunks who found a lovely, clean place to live for the winter. They climbed inside and got all snuggly and fell asleep. Then, alas, someone started their home, which was actually the engine of a car, and they were pulverized in their sleep. But they went to animal heaven, so it wasn't a total wash.
The Holy Rollers sighed with deep satisfaction. "Save it," Parker muttered, putting aside the red notebook she always carried in case inspiration struck. Chipmunk puree would probably not sell, no matter how much her publisher wanted a new series. ~ within Chapter 6
Once back on the interstate, James's phone chirped. One missed call...Parker.
Well. That was kind of nice. Maybe she wanted him to pick something up for dinner, as it was now after six. Unlikely, but maybe. They'd been in this war of supreme pleasantness since the night he'd dared to mention St. Ethan.
He pulled over and listened to her message. Listened to it again. And a third time.
Well, holy crap. He'd better put the pedal to the metal. Unfortunately, he was still an hour and a half away.
James couldn't help laughing as he pulled back on the highway. Parker Harrington Welles, in a holding cell. He couldn't wait to see it. ~ within Chapter 16
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Kristan, then please check out her website.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Idolizing In: Fools Gold Series, Book 6

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 344; Kindle Edition - File Size: 482 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: September 27, 2011 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Only His" [Fools Gold Series, Book 6] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Nevada has an interview for her dream job at Janack Construction, the prospect of working in a new environment but still living in her hometown is very compelling. However, when she goes in for the interview instead of seeing the owner she sees his son, Tucker, a man who completely broke her heart 10 yrs ago and she was hoping she would never have to face again.

Although Tucker knows what he has done in his past was wrong he also knows that Nevada is perfect for his new construction project. So, after a bit of apologizing Nevada accepts the position as long as they can leave the past behind them. Starting over and building a friendship between each, other is easier than either one of them expected. However, when it seems like their relationship could take a turn for the better, a person from their past comes back into their lives and starts to cause problems for the town, making the Mayor put them in charge of the situation. Will their past, both literally and figuratively, get in the way or will they be able to make it through?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!!! "Only His" is a witty, smart, and fun novel that reminded me as to why I am addicted to Susan Mallery's Fools Gold series. The plot twists and surprises in this book are extreme in a way I never expected the author to take them, but I enjoyed the ride and I cannot wait for her next books in this series, "Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday" / "Summer Days" / "Summer Nights" / "All Summer Long", to come out!!

I loved the back-story between Nevada, Tucker, and Cat. Nevada and Tucker's relationship had twists all over the place but I was rooting for them the whole time. Then, I'm very happy to report, Denise and Max's story wraps up nicely and the other major secondary story is very appealing too, where you find out another back-story of a character that the author kept hinting at but never filled in until now. Plus, catching up on what is happening with characters from previous books is always fun too.

If you are a fan of Susan Mallery's books or just a fan of Fool's Gold, then you'll love this story!!!

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby

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"You're giving women a bad reputation," Charlie muttered. "I swear, I need to hold some classes in how to be self-sufficient. You probably can't fix a leaky faucet, either."
"I can do that," Nevada said. "I'm much better with home repair than cars."
"Not helpful right now."
Nevada leaned toward Annabelle and Heidi. "She's not usually so crabby." ~ within Chapter 5
He drew back and walked to the door, where he turned the lock. From there he crossed to Will's desk and began tearing open drawers.
"Where are they?" he muttered. He swore, pulled open another drawer. "Yes!"
He held up a condom.
"Fascinating office supplies," she said as she pulled off her boots.
"He keeps them around for the guys, more as a joke than anything else."
"I've always liked Will." ~ within Chapter 9

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Idolizing In: The Blue Heron Series, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 473; Kindle Edition - File Size: 635 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: September 30, 2014 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"In Your Dreams" [The Blue Heron Series, Book 4] by Kristan Higgins

Author's Book Description : EVERYONE LOVES JACK HOLLAND, BUT EMMALINE NEAL NEEDS HIM.

Her ex-fiancĂ© is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can’t go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won’t get the wrong idea.

What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he’s been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He’s always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem.

So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night not to be repeated. But Jack’s pushing for more, and if she lets down her guard, either she’ll get her heart crushed again, or discover that Jack’s worth more than just dreaming about.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Two people trying to move on from bad exes become friends and a whole lot more, if only they can get over their heartaches.

Witty, fun, and dramatic! This had everything you'd want from a Ms. Higgins' novel and more!! I couldn't get enough of Jack & Emmaline's (Em) developing relationship with them being so sweet together! Plus, reading all of the township's antics and the nonstop banter between everyone was entertaining too!

This novel definitely makes me more intrigued about this series and I can't wait to see where everyone will go next!

I recommend this novel for those who like contemporary dramedy romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Alibris : The Best Man | KOBO : The Best Man | Alibris : The Perfect Match | KOBO : The Perfect Match | Alibris : Waiting On You | KOBO : Waiting On You | Alibris : In Your Dreams | KOBO : In Your Dreams


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just One of the Guys | The Next Best Thing | All I Ever Wanted | Until There Was You | Somebody to Love

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : "Waiting On" Wednesday: All I Ever Wanted | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Until There Was You | Teaser Tuesdays: Until There Was You | Top 5 Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2011 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Somebody to Love | Disappointmentville: Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos | "Waiting On" Wednesday: The Best Man

Author's Novel Extras : In Your Dreams - Overview & Excerpt | The delights of Nordstrom’s | Sisters & All Their Glory | Everyday Heroes | Family

Author's Series Extras : The Best Man - Overview & Excerpt | The Perfect Match - Overview & Excerpt | Waiting On You - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
"Are you guys playing?"
Emmaline, who hadn't said boo, cleared her throat. "We thought it was volleyball. By the way, Jack and I are pretend engaged."
Connor gave him a look, and Jack shrugged. Colleen clapped her hands. "I told you--you should've just committed to that plan to start with. Come on, Connor. Naomi's summoning me. God, I wish Lucas was here!"
"You're not the only one," Connor said.
"Well, believe me, I didn't want to be here with my grumpy-ass brother---oh, and by the way, Connor, you should've said yes to coming to this with Emmaline, because then you wouldn't be here with your sister as your date." ~ within Chapter 8
"You need a ride, Abs?" he asked.
"No, no, I've got Mom's car. You know what I found in it last week?"
"Do I want to?"
"No, but I feel like someone should share my pain, and you could use a distraction. You ready?" She paused for effect. "A riding crop."
"Please tell me she's taken up horseback riding."
"She has not."
"You're a cruel child, Abby."
She grinned. ~ within Chapter 14
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Disappointmentville: Fools Gold Series, E-novella 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 192 KB | Release Date: November 1, 2011 | Publisher: HQN Books | Obtained: Amazon.com

"Only Us: A Fool’s Gold Holiday" [Fools Gold Series, E-novella 2] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Rina has been in love with Cameron for over a year now but has never had the nerve to tell him, hoping instead that showing him through what he does for him (by helping him out around his vet office and with his young daughter) he'll take notice and put him into action. However, over a year has passed and they are still just good friends.

So, when an opportunity opens up to show him of her affections and (possibly) take their relationship up to the level will she have the guts to follow through with it? And if she does follow through, will Cameron even return her affections or will it completely change everything between them?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Ever since Cameron was mentioned in Only Yours I was curious if he was going to have a story of his own, and this book is it! Sad to say I was disappointed. Its a cute story and I loved the characters but this story rushes through it's plot and that is what spoils it for me. If it was a bit longer it probably would have been better.

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4 | Book 5 | Book 6

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby

Book Teaser(s) :
"I told Daddy he could help with the cookies," Kaitlyn said, walking to the sink to wash her hands without being asked.
Rina grinned. "Did you? Do you think he'll do a good job?"
"I have some creative skills," Cameron told her, shrugging out of his jacket.
"Maybe you could audition," Rina told him. "Do one and if we think it's all right, you can do a second."
His daughter burst out laughing. ~ within Chapter 2

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