Saturday, July 25, 2020

eARC Book review: The Rebellious Rancher (The Millers of Morgan Valley #3) by Kate Pearce

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Available July 28th 2020
eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley

Attachment to the land, hard work, and community, sets the folks of Morgantown apart from the everyday, and always brings them back to the ranch—where they might even find love . . .

After his father decides to leave the ranch to his older brother, usually calm, steadfast Ben Miller struggles to deal with his resentment. When he’s invited to develop a trail riding experience on the Morgans’ dude ranch, Ben jumps at the chance. Soon he’s assigned a mysterious client, an actress whose family secretly wants her removed from influences in LA. Ben’s determined to teach her to fend for herself. But he quickly discovers she’s more than a pampered pretty face . . .

Silver Meadow believes she’s preparing for a serious dramatic role—one that will free her from her controlling parents. She’s certainly not going to be controlled by Ben, especially when he takes her out in the middle of nowhere to learn how to survive. Yet gradually, far from her cell phone, Silver begins to open up to him about her life—and finds they have more in common than they thought. Soon a romance blossoms—but can a jet-setting movie star and a homebody cowboy find the best of both worlds?

Ben Miller doesn't know where his place is in the family. He's a little lost. When the Morgan family offers him a job as a guide for a mystery person. The mystery person being Silver Meadows a well known actress who needs to learn how to survive in the wild for a movie role. The longer out on the trail the closer they get even though they are so opposite of each other. I liked the first half of the book a lot. I enjoyed the trail ride part and how they got together. The whole time i wondered how it was going to work out when that all ended. They are really from two different worlds.  The second part was ok but Silver's dad is annoying and overbearing and so is Ben's. It was all kind of awkward is places. It was a ok read that started off strong but i struggled to keep reading the second part of the book. 

Find out more about Kate Pearce and this series here

ARC ebook review: A Change in Tide (Northern Lights #1) by Freya Barker

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Available as a audiobook June 20th 2020.
This title has been previously released in ebook form 
audiobook provided by publisher through Netgalley

What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?

For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.
Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay

A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.
Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

Mia had a rather scary experience on a subway five years ago. So scary that it caused a big change in her mental stability and she suffered debilitating panic and anxiety attacks. She has to quit her beloved job and a midwife and moved out into the country where she found a small cabin on the lake. Then she got herself a new neighbor. Jared was a NHL hockey player. He suffered a career ending injury and once he recovered from the surgery he needed he decided to move out to the country for privacy and to help his pregnant sister the only family he has.   The first chapter is this book was a bit off putting. It did not paint the hero in a good light at all. I think that chapter could have been left out.  Overall a enjoyable story with a bonus story with Jared's sister Jordy finding a great guy too. 

Find out more about Freya Barker and this series here

Thursday, July 16, 2020

eARC Book review: In Too Deep (Wildfire Lake #1) by Skye Jordan

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Available July 6th 2020
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

I’ve got one hell of a life--the business of my dreams, a close-knit family, and the title of elusive but most-eligible bachelor in town.

The only thing I’m missing now is my heart. I gave it away as a teenager and never got it back.

I didn't think I’d see that girl again. She was my best friend, my first love, the person I couldn’t wait to see arrive in June and couldn’t stand to see leave in September. But the summer she turned eighteen, she flew off to Paris and never looked back.

When she resurfaces twelve years later, I don’t want to want her. I don’t even want to care. I really just want my fucking heart back so I can move on with a normal life--marriage, kids. Hell, I’d settle for a cease-fire in my romantic life.

It turns out we’ve got a shared interest in her grandfather’s land. This could be the perfect opportunity to settle the past. Or it could be the biggest mistake of my life, the one that destroys my heart for good.

Laiyla and Levi have a past as teenage lovers. She left one summer without saying goodbye and Levi hasn't been the same since. Now twelve years later she's back in town with her two best friends. Is she here to stay or is she going to leave him broken hearted again? I have not read this author in a very long time. I was thrilled when i started reading this book that i was immediately sucked in. There's nothing better than a book you can't put down. I loved all the characters. Laiyla's friends are both so different from her but still get a long great.  Levi and Laiyla get a second chance at love. It isn't a easy path back. The town isn't to happy with Laiyla and her parents are still trying to control her. Levi and his family have her back. Now she just has to make a decision. Stay or go. Want a great enjoyable read? 

Find out more about Skye Jordan and this series here

Thursday, July 9, 2020

eARC book review: Desolation Road (Torpedo Ink #4) by Christine Feehan


Available July 7th 2020
eARC Provided by publisher through Netgalley

Torpedo Ink is Aleksei “Absinthe” Solokov’s whole life. They’re his brothers, his family—his everything. But that doesn't stop him from wanting something that only belongs to him. That’s why the tough biker has spent the last six weeks at the library, reading every book he can get his hands on and watching the prim and proper librarian who makes his blood rush. 
For the past six weeks, Scarlet Foley has been fantasizing about the handsome, tattooed man whose eyes follow her every move. She senses he's dangerous. She wants him to get close enough to touch. She wishes she could let him know the real woman, not the one she pretends to be. But Scarlet has a plan to carry out, and she can’t afford any distractions.
Absinthe is well aware that Scarlet is hiding something. She’s a puzzle he intends to solve, piece by intoxicating piece….

Absinthe is a member of the Torpedo Ink MC and he has a thing for the town librarian Scarlet Foley. Scarlet is not what see seems and Absinthe knows it but what she is is just as a appealing to him. Both come from tragic pasts that they can never be fully healed from.  Ok i have not read the previous books in this series but it's a spin off from two other series so i know some of the characters as I have read some of those. I liked the characters in this book but i did not like the cat play. It might someone else's thing but is definitely not mine. I like a good sex scene but they seemed to be to many and the details repeated many times was distracting. It felt as is the story was set to often for the sex scenes. I wanted more story. Overall it was enjoyable and I am left wondering if i would have enjoyed the previous books better. 

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