Tuesday, November 20, 2018

eARC Book review: A Rancher's Bride (Heart Falls #4) by Vivian Arend

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Available Nov. 20th 2018
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With the ranch teetering on the brink of disaster, accepting an invitation to the gala of the year is a top business priority for Luke Stone. Having a significant other on his arm isn’t merely a good idea, it’s a necessity. Doesn't matter that he’s currently single—there’s a logical solution. Kelli is easy company, a vital part of ranch operations, and willing to sing Silver Stone’s praises all day long. She’ll be perfect.

Kelli James has kept a lot of secrets over the eight years since she boldly walked onto the ranch. Her biggest challenge, though, has been hiding her crush on the sexiest cowboy she’s ever laid eyes on. When Luke informs her they’re headed to the mountains for a week-long, work-related event, she’s not sure what to expect.

That he signed her up to play the part of the perfect rancher’s bride-to-be wasn’t it…

Luke Stone has known Kelli James since she showed up at the family ranch when Kelli was just 16. Kelli has always had a thing for Luke but he's never seemed to notice. With the family ranch on the edge of success or failure Luke needs a fiance to take to a big gala for people in the horse business. Kelli knows her horses and is fun and easy to get along with so she's the perfect choice.  For Kelli though it's the perfect chance to let Luke know how she feels. It's seems to go great until it's time to go home and live in the real world. Especially when someone from Kelli's secretive past shows up. The author has let Kelli be a bit of  a mystery in the past three books. Finally you get the story of Kelli. Who she is and where she came from but Kelli gets some surprises of her own. Loved to see these to finally get together.


Find out more here www.vivianarend.com


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

eARC Book review: A Texan for Christmas by Jules Bennett

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Black sheep Beau Elliott came home for his baby...and to prove to his family that he's a changed man. The last thing he needs is temptation at his door...but that's what he gets with the new nanny who's living on his ranch! Will their holiday kisses end with a Christmas engagement...or a New Year's dissolution?

Beau Elliott is the brother who left home for Hollywood. He was enjoying himself and finding success when the relationship with the women he as seeing fell apart and he was left with his new born baby to care for. He decided it was time to go home to family. Unfortunately that family is not quite ready to welcome him with open arms yet. Scarlett Patterson has been a nanny for years. After a life hanging event makes it impossible to have children of her own she's decided that her nanny days are over. It's just to hard. Her last job is a three week fill in for another nanny.  That fill in job just happens to be Beau Elliott.  I loved these to together. Beau is not all what he first appears and his daughter always comes first. Not only does he have to decide if he's going back to Hollywood or not he also needs to make amends with his family. Scarlett is dealing with the changes in her life along with her attraction to Beau. The story just flows from page one. This is not a overly long book so things happens fairly quickly but still feel like a well paced story. This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone story. 

Find out more about Jules Bennett and this series here www.julesbennett.com


Thursday, November 8, 2018

eARC Book review: Bark! The Herald Angels Sing (The Dogfather Book 8) by Roxanne St. Claire

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Available Nov 9th 2018
eARC Provided by author
Novella length

With Christmas and a family wedding fast approaching, there’s happy chaos in the air at Waterford Farm. However, not everyone in the Kilcannon clan is caught up in the magic of the moment. Matriarch, octogenarian, and beloved blogger Gramma Finnie hears the clock of her long life ticking far too fast, while her great-granddaughter, teenager Pru, feels squeezed out of planning her mother’s nuptials. 


But when this unlikely duo is tasked with the project of producing the “Somethings” for the wedding – and only have Christmas Eve to get the job done – Gramma Finnie and Pru have a purpose and a plan. They set off to find the perfect old, new, borrowed, and blue treasures, but it doesn’t take long for things to spin out of control faster than Gramma’s Toyota in a snowstorm. Detoured by a stray border collie, thwarted by nature and an elf parade, and trapped by a rifle-toting mountain man, it will take more than the power of the Kilcannon clan to save these two from a Christmas catastrophe. It will take the luck of the Irish, a love story from long ago, and a whole lot of help from the angels to make this holiday merry and bright. 


It's Christmas time at Waterford Farm. There's a wedding in the works for right after the holiday for Molly and Trace. Unfortunately Pru and Grammy are feeling a little left out and down. Molly gives them the tasks of the 5 Somethings for the wedding and Grammy turns it into a adventure. Adventure's don't always go so well and things get a bit crazy and possibly dangerous for the dynamic duo. I love how the author takes the opportunity to provide the back story on how Grammy met her husband and a glimpse into her past as a young girl. Love this series as a whole so this novella is a wonderful addition to the series it's always fun to see the Kilcannon family get together to help each other. Excited to see what comes next.

Find out more about Roxanne St Claire and this series here www.roxannestclaire.com

Monday, November 5, 2018

eARC Book review: Be with Me (Return to Haven #2) by Jules Bennett

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Since moving to Haven to help out her closest friends, Melanie Ramsey has begun to reclaim her strength after a difficult divorce. Through Mel’s Motivational Blog, she’s inspiring other women too. Then a wild, one-night fling with Haven’s gorgeous deputy leaves her shaken, stirred—and pregnant.  But Melanie’s not giving up her newfound independence for another powerful man. Not even one as upstanding and intriguing as Tanner Roark . . .
 
What matters most to Tanner: defending the weak, seeking justice, and protecting his heart after a tragic loss. Random hookups have been working out just fine until he and Melanie collide. Despite her domineering ex’s best efforts to rattle her, she’s still kind and resilient. Not to mention witty, straight-talking, and sexy as hell. Chemistry is easy. Trust, not so much. But when you find the one who sends your heart soaring, what can you do except buckle up and hold on tight? . . .


Tanner and Melanie kind of butt heads when they meet. Tanner gives Melanie a speeding ticket on her way into town. Both Tanner and Melanie have reasons not to trust in love. Melanie has a abusive ex-husband who still won't leave her alone. Tanner has a person tragedy in his past that's affecting his future. When these two let their attraction for each other go one night it ends up with being connected for life whether they like it or not. Watching these two figure out how they can make a relationship work as sometimes fun before it had to get serious. Melanie needs to be independent and in control of her life and Tanner needs to take care of her and so that's makes it tough. Loved the happy ending for this story. Can't wait to see what happens next in this series.

Find out more about this series and Jules Bennett here www.julesbennett.com



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

eARC Book review: Archangel's Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh

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Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy....

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.


Raphael and Elena are the main focus again in this book. While Elena is no longer completely mortal it's always been a question as to what exactly she is going to end up being. They haven't been able to find any records of any other made angels in history. While slowly she seemed to be progressing in becoming and growing into her angel body she suddenly finds herself regressing. This story is fast paced but it seems like it takes a long time to get answers. While Elena is trying to figure out why her body is failing her She's trying to figure out a mystery that involves her brother in law and a killer. Raphael is dealing with his own set of issues with the new Archangel of China.  This is some edge of your seat reading. Nalini Singh is a master with words. It feels like you're on a fast speeding train toward the last page. I've got to admit there is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of this book. It really didn't bother me because Raphael and Elena's story arc has never had a end feeling to it. There's always been a question as to what will happen with these two. I look forward to listening to this one in audio book form. Exciting from start to finish!

Find out more about Nalini Singh and this series here www.nalinisingh.com