Thursday, January 21, 2021

eARC Book review: The Forever Girl (Wildstone #6) by Jill Shalvis


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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis does it once again with a heartfelt story of family, forgiveness, and secrets that have the power to change the course of more than one life.

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it’s also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide.

Now as adults together again in the lake house, there are secrets and resentments mixed up in all the amazing childhood memories. Unexpectedly, they instantly fall back into their roles: Maze their reckless leader, Cat the den mother, Heather the beloved baby sister, and Walker, a man of mystery. 

Life has changed all four of them in immeasurable ways. Maze and Cat must decide if they can rebuild their friendship, and Maze discovers her long-held attraction to Walker hasn’t faded with the years but has only grown stronger.

Maze and the family she has had a falling out. To be honest something happened years before that tore them all apart. Each feels guilty for the tragedy that did it and can't seem to get past it. Three years ago was the last time they were all together as siblings of the heart. Now one of them is getting married. This story takes you on a journey to their pasts and their present and hopefully their future. This is one of the THE best books I have read in a while. I was late getting to read it but when i finally was able to sit down and start If possible I would have stayed up and it to the very end in one sitting. I love books that make you want to do that but hate them because I still have to get up for work and function so I can't. sigh... Two days it is then! Seriously makes you wish there were more pages in the book. The characters drive you nuts one minute and make you want to hug them the next. What more could you ask for?

Find out more about Jill Shalvis and this series here

Friday, January 15, 2021

eARC Book review: The Rancher Meets His Match (The Millers of Morgan Valley #4) by Kate Pearce


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For the hardworking folks of Morgantown, home really is where the heart is. But sometimes it takes leaving for a while to figure that out . . .

Kaiden Miller may be the family jokester, but he takes his work on their ranch very seriously. And as a sought-after master carpenter to boot, he’s busier than ever. Still, when he’s asked to renovate the neighboring ranch, he’s more than willing. The owner, Juan Garcia, is ailing, and Kaiden expects to find the property pretty run down. He doesn’t expect to find his old nemesis—Juan’s daughter,
Julia—overseeing his work . . .

Julia’s not sure why Kaiden never liked her. But if working with him makes life easier for her father, so be it. Yet to her surprise, not only is Kaiden great with her father, he’s great with her too. As the weeks pass, it becomes harder to ignore their simmering attraction. And when Julia’s boss turns up with a sweet deal, both she and Kaiden will have to decide where their loyalties—and their hearts—lie . . .

Kaiden Miller is the jokester of the family. Always the guy who gets along. Julia Garcia comes back home to take care of her father and make sure he's set with some renovations to his house to accommodate his wheel chair.  Kaiden used to be friends with Julia's brother and always had the hots for Julia too but they never got along. Now older and wiser they still butt heads but there is also attraction.  This book was one of the better one of the series for me. Fast paced until about 80% then it kind of lagged at but where I wanted to yell at Kaiden to not be so stupid where he majorly screws things up. He of course fixes it. Barely. 

Find out more about this series and author Kate Pearce here