Monday, March 10, 2014
Available March 11th 2014
The lie that saves her life could destroy their love.
Josephine Chastain never thought a case of typhoid would force her Oregon-bound family to leave her behind in Fort Laramie—in the care of the last man she trusts. Others in the wagon train may have accepted Declan Calhoun’s motives for kidnapping her sister Frankie, but not Jo.
When she wakes up from the three-week fever, though, she finds some things have changed. Declan is her husband. And their cabin is too small to contain the growing desire between them.
While Jo fights for her life, Declan finds himself falling for the bookish Chastain sister. A woman with spine of steel and a seemingly bottomless well of smarts. In other words, everything he can never be.
Yet now is not the time to confess the little white lie that has thus far kept her safe. Not when he must figure out how to escape a quarantine that’s turned into extortion. And resist Jo’s determination to seduce him before she learns the truth. Before the unforgiving wilderness between them and safety claims their lives
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Available now! Published Feb. 25th 2014
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.
Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become…complicated.
Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with. Averil doesn't seem to want the great guy she's married to, and doesn't seem to be making headway writing her first book; their mom is living life just as recklessly as she always has; and Nina's starting to realize that the control she once had is slipping out of her fingers. Her hopes of getting off the island seem to be stretching further away…until her mother makes a discovery that could change everything forever.
But before Nina and Averil can reach for the stars, they have to decide what they want. Will Averil stay? Will Nina leave? And what about the men who claim to love them? Does love heal, or will finding their happy ending mean giving up all they've ever wanted?
This is the third book in Susan Mallery's Blackberry Island series and was probably the one i liked the least. This story is about two sisters and their lives. There is some backstory told throughout the book that explains why the two are having trouble as adults. Basically their mom was a teen mom and didn't want to take on the responsibility of being a parent. Even now as the girls are well into their adult years she still can't be a parent to them. Nina the oldest took on that role at age 12 when her grandmother who was taking care of most things passed away and Averil looked to her for all answers and security. Nina is 30 and still on the Island and still taking care of her mother and everything else. Her ex boyfriend comes back and also another male acquaintance from years ago and both vie for her attention. In the meantime Averil is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants and leaves her husband at home to come back to the Island to find out. Throw in their mother and her partner and there is a lot going on. For me i could not take the constant bickering and snide comments between the two. I mean they are way old enough to beyond that at least to act better than what they were. It was a repeat and recycle of the same thing over and over throughout the book. I loved Nina's ex boyfriend although he was mysterious for quite a while about his intentions. He came through for Nina when she needed him no matter what. The last chapters were the best when Nina and Averil finally figure out all their issues and made up with each other and the men in their lives. This book had it's moments for me but there was to much about it that annoyed me and a few times i thought about putting it down in frustration.
Find out more about Blackberry Island and the series here www.blackberryisland.susanmallery.com
Monday, March 3, 2014
One part rancher. One part stubborn woman. Mix together and wait for the fireworks.
Nicholas Graham is caught in the middle: of his family, of his desires, of his own unhappiness. After he meets Winnie Watson, his self-imposed curmudgeonly existence pales in comparison to spending time with her. He wants to be with her, to get to know her. She is a beacon to all the secret cravings he has controlled. Until now.
Winnie Watson endured, and survived, a horrendous childhood that would give others nightmares. She started over, a new name, a new goal in life. Then she met the Grahams and everything went sideways. She’s done the unthinkable and struggles to accept it. She wants to forget it all again, but the specter of Nicholas Graham, physical and in her dreams, won’t let her move on.
Caught between their needs, their wants, and what the world will allow them, Nick and Winnie are doomed from the moment they met. However, love will teach them that even the biggest obstacles can be overcome if you believe.
Find out more, read a excerpt and find all the buy links for your device on the Beth Williamson/Emma Lang website here www.bethwilliamson.com
Friday, February 28, 2014
Available February 24th 2014
Zury Castellano escaped a dreary city life and will do anything to protect her chosen home’s scenic vista. Black Cherry Falls is more than her job, it’s her passion. The State may have sold her beloved mountaintops to a lumber company, but they’re in for a surprise if they think she will just sit by and watch them destroy it. That cocky PR guy will never know what hit him.
Jonah Alcott walked away from his rigid religious family and found his place as Public Relations Director for Hawkins Hardwood. He plays as hard as he works, but the Black Cherry Falls project stretches him to his limit. A beautiful but tenacious resort manager calls in a radical environmental group, and Jonah steps out of his office to show her personally who the real bad guys are. However, only Jonah can decide where his true loyalties lie, with his job or his heart.
Inez Kelley takes us back to the mountains of West Virginia with the 2nd book on her Country Roads series. This time it's playboy Jonah Alcott's turn to take one for the team. Jonah is Hawkins Hardwood's public relations guy. He's tasked with making nice with Zury Castellano who is the park ranger of Cherry Creek Falls state park and a enviromentalist. After her upbringing as a poor kid from the city she got a chance at some happy when she was sent as a child to spend time with a family in the mountains and now grown up she lives where she found her happiness and she's not going to let loggers destroy it. Jonah and Zury agree to spend the weekend together. Both will try to show the other side of things. In the mean time though Zury and unknowingly set an eco-terrorist in motion to stop the logging and it might get someone hurt or worse. Love this second book in this series. Jonah and Zury do not have happy childhoods but Jonah has some really deep scars from his that you just wouldn't think are possible considering who is projects himself to be now. This was a very emotional book in some ways ans Jonah is forced to deal with his past and his family but also brings him and Zury closer together. There is a wisp of danger in this story from a crazy dying eco-terrorist that winds up the story towards the end and was more than i expected. Inez Kelley really holds nothing back with her characters and you feel the brunt of everything that happens. This series so far has been more than i expected and I get a contemporary romance with a bit of suspense and a lesson or two in a nice mix. Excited to see where book 3 takes us this coming July.
Find out more about the Country Roads series and the author Inez Kelley here www.inezkelley.com
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Available February 25th 2014
After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country - except the calling of their heart.
Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation - a battle he badly wants to lose.
Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape. Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance - before it’s too late?
For some reason i fell in love with Scottish highlanders in books years ago. Never met one i didn't like. Monica McCarty takes us into a the fabulous world of the Highland Guard. Made up of some exceptionally talented, as well as sexy warrior men. Alpha males for sure but sweet hearts for the right woman. This book is Robbie Boyd's turn and starts 6 years before the main story takes place. The enemies sister Rosalin Clifford helps him escape her brothers prison. Her 16 year old self fancied herself in love with Robbie. Couldn't bear to see anything happen to him. He didn't know who she was. Now 6 years later she's unwittingly kidnapped by Robbie along with her 13 year old nephew. Robbie finds himself trying to figure out what to do with Rosalin once he figures out who she is and that she's his savior from years before. What do you do when you're attracted to the sister of your biggest enemy. When you've grown a hate for all things English? Robbie used to believe right and wrong and now all he believes in is revenge. Rosalin muddies up the waters for him and makes him rethink the way he sees things now. I liked this book poor Robbie is a alpha who thinks he knows everything but Rosalin is a tough woman and won't let him get away with just going after revenge anymore. Throw in his partner Sir Alex Seton who has been a thorn in his side since they were partnered together and it's a crazy mix that knocks Robbie off balance. Great continuation of the series with a great glimpse of some of the previous Highland Guard members and what's going on with them as well. I can't wait to see what Monica McCarty does with Sir Alex Seton considering how she left him at the end of this book. I love the history lesson that comes at the end of these books too.
Find out more about this book and the author Monica McCarty here monicamccarty.com