Thursday, May 28, 2020

eARC Book review: The Somerset Girls by Lori Foster

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Available now
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

No one knows you quite like a sister…

Summer in Sunset, Kentucky, means long, hot days—and sometimes surprising new beginnings. Through it all, the ties of sisterhood will be there, guiding Autumn and Ember to the lives, and loves, they need…

When they’re running the animal-rescue farm they inherited from their grandparents, Autumn and Ember Somerset are perfectly in sync. At all other times, not so much. Dependable Autumn would rather curl up with a good book than paint the town red with Ember. After the disaster that was Autumn’s last relationship, it’s pure self-protection. But when her high school crush comes back to town with his adorable young daughter, igniting memories best left forgotten, there’s only one person Autumn can turn to…

Beneath Ember’s free-spirited facade is a layer of deep hurt. She’ll gladly nudge Autumn toward a second chance. But risk her own heart? Not likely. The closer Autumn gets to her own happily-ever-after, the more Ember wonders what she might be missing—and if it isn’t her time to be bold, too.

Two sisters running a animal rescue and living in a duplex that used to be their grandparents house.  Two very different approaches to life but still super close when it matters. That's the Somerset sisters. Autumn get a job designing a backyard project and inside rooms for a man she used to crush on in high school. He and his adorable daughter capture her heart. Ember had a devastating loss last year and she puts of a vibe that she's a party girl when what she really wants is a family. The girls farmhand is that man she just doesn't know it yet. I enjoyed this book a lot. From the beginning i was hooked on the characters. Lori Foster just makes you feel right at home.  The only thing that bothered me a bit was Ember's HEA came on really fast and Autumn's seem to take forever and dragged on a bit.  When everything is crazy in the real world right now this was a breath of fresh air. Something to make you smile for sure. Forget for a bit. Just what a good book is supposed to do.

Find out more about Lori Foster and this book here

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

eARC Book review: The Hitwoman and the Exorcism by J.B. Lynn

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Available May 28th 2020
eARC Provided by author

Maggie Lee will do anything to protect her family…including participating in an exorcism.

When her niece is threatened by an evil spirit, Maggie and her menagerie (with the help of friends Armani and RV) must find a missing skull and rob a graveyard. As if that isn't enough, they must also go on a quest to collect a list of magical ingredients (including pumpkin spice coffee, because everyone knows that’s some magical stuff right there).

God is being snarkier than usual, as Maggie also contends with the demands of a mob boss, the fallout of a killing, and an offer of a job that could be her most dangerous yet.

Will she figure out a way to exorcise the evil spirit to save her beloved niece Katie or will the cursed cloud Maggie’s always lived under finally get the best of her?

Maggie never seems to have a normal day. Thanks to her family she's gotta be ready for anything. Now she's got to find a skull and find someone to perform a exorcism on a dog. What? Author JB Lynn never disappoints. If you haven't tried this series it's definitely worth getting into. Twenty three books and I never know where the story is going to lead. Always full of surprises and I'm kept guessing. Quick, fast read and engaging story every time.

Find out more about JB Lynn and the Hotwoman series here

Thursday, May 14, 2020

eARC Book review: Beyond Just Us (Remington Medical #4) by Kimberly Kincaid

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Provided by author
Available May 19th 2020

Remington’s most cynical doctor is about to get upended by two little words:

Tess Michaleson runs her ER like she runs her life—
no pretenses, no exceptions.
As a single mother, she can’t afford anything less.
As a woman who’s been burned by love?
She can’t believe in anything more.
Her son and her job are the center of her world.
That’s all Tess needs.

Until Declan Riley falls into her arms…

His tattoos and his Irish accent are enough to melt her panties
His diagnosis? That’s enough to break her heart.
But Tess can help him get the care he needs…

All she has to do is marry him.

Declan knows he should keep Tess at arm’s length.
What they have is temporary. Necessary.
And he knows from experience just
how dangerous getting close can be.

But the longer he’s around the smart, sexy doctor and her son,
the more Declan realizes
close isn’t enough.

He wants Tess. He wants it all.

Even if he has to do the one thing he swore he never would to have her.

Tess is one tough cookie. She's does it all even when all of it is overwhelming. She's got good friends to take her back though and still she gives. Declan had a tough life growing up. His family broke up and he hasn't seen his sister in years. He joined the military to get a new family and that was great until a medical condition put him out. These two get married to help Declan get medical help he needs using Tess' insurance. Thing is they are attracted from the get go. Can fake become real? Absolutely. I enjoyed this book. The two click right away. Even though both got a lot to deal with they both make time to help others. Past history gives you hangs up though. Trust is hard to achieve when you've been wrong more than once. It pretty much all goes to the dumpster until the 11th hour. An enjoyable read from beginning to end. Love all the characters in this series. We should all have friends like these. 

Find out more about Kimberly Kincaid and this series here

Monday, May 4, 2020

eARC Book review: Shadow Flight (Shadow Riders #5) by Christine Feehan

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Available May 5th 2020
eARC Provide by publisher through Netgalley

Nicoletta Gomez was a terrified teenager when Taviano Ferraro and his brother saved her life. Ever since, she’s been trying to rise above what was done to her, molding herself into a survivor under the protective eyes of the Ferraro family. All the while, she’s been falling hopelessly in love with the man who knows her darkest secrets.…

With one look, Taviano knew that Nicoletta was his, just as he felt their shadows connect. But no matter how much he wanted to claim her, he knew she needed time to become her own woman. When Nicoletta once again finds herself in the sights of dangerous men, a split-second decision has Taviano breaking all of the Ferraro family’s rules to keep her safe. And as far as he’s concerned, the reward is more than worth the risk.

Been waiting for Taviano and Nicoletta's story. Nicoletta has come a long way from where she started in book one. Taviano has been there from her from the beginning and now it's their time. Now the man who originally hurt her is back. She's lived with some peace because he didn't know where she was or if she was alive when she disappeared several years ago. Now it's time to finish it. I really enjoyed watching this couples relationship develop. Unfortunately this book had a lot of filler and then a revisit with one of the couple from a previous book. Not enough conflict with the bad guy.I still enjoyed the book but there wasn't really a lot of story given the length of the book. Nicoletta definitely is a grown women who comes into her own in this story and Taviano is the man who supports her 100%. Interested to see the rest of this series. 

Find out more about Christine Feehan and this series here