Monday, December 28, 2020

eARC Book review: A Hero's Christmas Hope (Holidays in Heart Falls #3) by Vivian Arend


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He’s her hero. Could she be his hope for the future?

A standalone holiday story from New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Single father Ryan Zhao didn’t expect a ghost from his past to literally slide across his path and down a snow bank. His relationship with Madison Joy was a bright spot during college, and there’s a lot to catch up on. Can holiday magic turn these friends into forever love?

Ryan and Madison were College friends turned to best friends. On her way to a new job Madison slides in, literally on snow in a ditch to visit Ryan for the month of December. As they catch up Madison helps in many ways with things Ryan has going on in his life and with his daughter. They were always best friends but now it feels different. As the weeks fly by Madison feels like maybe she's found home and love.  I love the friends to lovers trope of  this story. Two great people finding love and support in each other.  A great feel good story for the holidays.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

eARC Book review: This Cowboy of Mine (Wranglers of Wyoming #2) by R.C. Ryan


Available Dec 15th 2020

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A cowboy with a wild side

Kirby Regan isn't opposed living on the edge. After all, she just quit her career in Washington, D.C, so she could move back to Wyoming and buy her family's ranch. But hiking the Tetons after dark during a snowstorm goes beyond being adventurous, especially when Kirby's boss warns her that an escaped convict is at large. Sheltering in a cave seems the safest option to ride out the blizzard-until Kirby realizes it's already occupied . . . by a ruggedly handsome cowboy.

Like the mustangs he treats, veterinarian and rancher Casey Merrick prefers to live wild and free, which is why a relationship is not in the cards for him. He doesn't mind sharing his space with a gorgeous stranger, as long as they can both keep their distance-a task that begins to seem impossible as the attraction between them heats up. But before they can worry about the spark smoldering between them, Casey must find a way to protect Kirby from nature's most ruthless conditions . . . and a convicted killer on the loose.

Kirby is going back to her roots in Wyoming with wanting to buy her uncle ranch. All her family is gone and her uncle took her in as a child and raised and protected her.  Hiking in the mountain for her job in a snowstorm puts her in contact with Casey Merrick who is sheltering in the same cave that Kirby finds. This was a comfort story even with the suspense elements. If you love a big ranching family stories you will enjoy this series. 

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eARC Book review: Dream Chaser (Dream Team #2) by Kristen Ashley

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Available Dec 15th 2020

Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who've done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled -- with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he's the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn't trust him to stay when life gets hard . . .

Boone Sadler's never been one to back down from a challenge. He's determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn's heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn's beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak -- and to have any future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other.

Ryn has had a lot of disappointments in her life. She's living her life for her now. No men. Boone is not one to give up though. Things get sticky when the wrong guy pays attention to Ryn. Boone steps in to help her out and show her what kind of man he is. I loved this book. It was exciting and read quickly and left me wanting more. Not much more you can ask for right? Loved watching these two grow close.

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

eARC book review: Christmas on Peach Tree Lane by Jules Bennett


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Event planner Violet Calhoun lives to deck the halls, and her quaint Southern hometown’s fiftieth annual Tinsel Tour will be the event of the season. With a magazine crew on hand to document Peach Grove’s transformation into a winter wonderland, this year’s festivities have got to be the holly-est, jolliest yet. She does not have the time to deal with a Grinch—even a gorgeous one like Brady Jackson.

Divorce attorney Brady has plans to divest himself of his family’s ancestral mansion and be back at his Atlanta firm by New Year’s. Hanging so much as a wreath on the door is not a part of that plan. Nor is dealing with an annoying—though undeniably adorable—elf.

But Violet is all about making holiday magic happen. As they work together to stage Brady’s historic house, the town grump reveals he’s more sexy than Scrooge. And after some mind-blowing kisses, what starts as a Christmas flirtation starts to feel more like a year-round affair…

Violet and her two friends have revitalized the town of Peach Grove and with Christmas coming it's time for the Tinsel tour of homes. The best home on the tour has a new owner and he's not interested in anything but clearing his grandfather's things from it and selling. Violet is pretty persuasive though and soon gets owner, Brady on board. Brady is leaving at the first one the year though so what starts as something casual turns into something else some hard decisions have to me made. Love this fun Christmas season story. Violet is this wonderful full of energy person and Brady has kind of minimized his life to just work with no enjoyment from it. Violet changes all that for him and Brady is there for her too. Wonderful start to new series.

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