Dec 31, 2016

Amish Weddings Leslie Gould #3

Gregarious Rose Lehman, who's always the life of the Amish youth singings, is determined to marry the bishop's son, Reuben Byler--until the handsome Army buddy of her future brother-in-law shows up in Lancaster County. In comparison to Trevor, Reuben seems downright boring. Trevor shares Rose's sense of fun and adventure, and her easygoing disposition.

When her sister Lila's buggy is rear-ended and Lila is horribly injured, Rose finds herself with more freedom than she's ever experienced. Everyone is so concerned about Lila that no one realizes Rose is sneaking out with Trevor. Except for Reuben. But in his usual passive way, he doesn't confront her, nor does he address the situation with her Dat or anyone else in the district. Rose appreciates Reuben's discretion, but she also resents it. Part of her relishes the freedom she's found with Trevor, but the other part of her wishes Reuben would "fight" for her, as much as any Amish man would. Too late, she realizes the foolish choice she's made. Has she ruined her best chance at love, or is there another path to happiness she just hasn't seen yet?

My thoughts on the book:
Rose craves family and belonging and she thinks she has found that with the Bishops son Rueben. But when it seems he states to pull away some Rose wonders would it really hurt to have some "running around time" since she never did that when she was younger, its not likely to hurt anyone right? When Rose's sister is hurt in a buggy accident Rose uses this opportunity to get maybe a little to close to her future brother-in laws best friend. Rueben wants a family and has his eyes set of Rose's but something seems to be happening between them and she seems to be pulling way. He wishes his Dat would set in and stop the from having anything to do with there neighbors, but it seems there are big problems he doesn't see coming. Will Rose and Rueben be able to continue the road to marriage or will it all be just to much for Rueben?
I really loved this story, there was one part an a small part where I found it predictable and I thought oh no, but then there were twist and turns all through out and it took me by surprise. I loved the storyline it was so well written and even though it followed the journey of the two sister and there men it was not at all hard to keep up with totally flowed and keeps your attention throughout. I loved that even though I did not read the previous book in the series it was easy to catch on what was going on. I now of course want to go back and read the others. This book is a amazing and so worth the read. 

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Dec 28, 2016

The Hawaiian Quilt Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter

While on their Rumspringa, four Amish friends go on a cruise ship to Hawaii. They plan on returning home to their Amish church with nontraditional electronics. Mandy has thoughts of marrying her boyfriend Gideon. They are shocked when two of them miss the port of call on the island of Kauai, now they are stranded and afraid they will never get back to their community. 

My thoughts on the book:

Four friends set out on a grand adventure to visit Hawaii. At each stop along the way the friends separate into twos and go exploring to meet back up at the ship every night to share what they have explored. When two get stranded on one of the island they find themselves with a family in need of there help while they try and find away home. Will they be able to keep there amish ways and go home and join the church or will they be drawn another way?
I felt like there was way to many character in this book, I counted a total of eight and it was  not always easy keeping up with what was going on or who you were following. I did enjoy the little story line there was each friend on a adventure to find themselves. I found the characters gossipy, caddie and overall whinny I was not a huge fan of this book. I wish the book would have pick two of the people, I won't say which ones so not to ruin the story and followed there journey through out. 

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Dec 27, 2016

Claiming the Billionaire JM Stewart Seattle's Bachelor #4


Code Name: Love
Staff Sergeant Tyler Benson is a survivor. He doesn't give up on what he wants, and right now, he wants Cassandra Stephanopolous. He thought about her every single day he was gone. Now that he's back, nothing will stop him from making her his. Plan of Action: Crash Seattle's biggest billionaire-bachelorette auction and make sure he comes out the highest bidder. If he wins a date with Cassie, she'll have to talk to him.

Three years. It's been three years since Cassie said goodbye to Tyler, and she's been trying to pick up the pieces ever since. Just as she's starting to feel ready to move on, he walks in, all cocky smiles and blue-collar charm. She's determined to keep her focus where it should be: on her thriving jewelry business. But as he lays siege to her heart, she wonders just how long her defenses will last . . .

My thoughts on the book:

Cassie has gotten to calls from Ty's mom she would rather leave in the past but this call seems to have rocked her world harder then she knows what to do with it and she has no idea whats going to happen next. Tyler is home and very much alive in body but his spirit and his should and mind need healing from three years of hell, a task that he's not even to sure he can take one. He needs to see Cassie with every breathe in his body and he needs her in his life. When she sets so rules he plans to break everyone one of them, he has been with out her for three years and nothing including her is going to stop him, But will he be able to convince her they are meant to be together or will the secrets and the demons he's fighting be just to much for both of them?
I have to say that this book knocked it out of the park for me, i have really enjoyed this series and I have had a hard time putting a book down once I started. This book was amazing. The character truly feel like you are just catching up with friends and not reading about a bunch of fictional people. The author does an amazing job at making sure that the characters are very much normal people with normal problems and not just a bunch of rich people with rich people problems. I really enjoyed how in this book that it wasn't so much about the sex as in the first three but let me tell you it was just as HOT as the others. This book does contain some adult language and scenes and may not be suitable for all readers. But for those who are ok grab this series and have fun you wont be disappointed. 

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Other books in the series:

Book 1-Bidding on the Billionaire
Book 2-Winning the Billionaire
Book 3- Bargaining for the Billionaire
Book 4- Claiming the Billionaire

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Dec 25, 2016

Bargaining for the Billionaire JM Stewart Seattle's Bachelor #3

You know what they say: billionaires do it better . . .
Grayson Lockwood is every girl's fantasy. Fabulously weathy? Check. Dangerous good looks, complete with a titillating tattoo on his rock-hard chest? Check. High-powered CEO? Check. Too bad none of that impressed the only woman he ever loved. Since she walked away from him three years ago, Grayson can't get her out of his mind. To win her back, he'll have to finally open up about the secrets he's been keeping. But first, he may have to use a little deception.
Tired of her comatose love life, Madison O'Reilly spices things up by chatting online with a sexy stranger. All she's really looking for is a hot fling-and BookNerd seems flirtatious and surprisingly attuned to her needs. As their chats become steamier, she begins to wonder just how long she can hold out before she has the real thing. But when he steps out from behind his avatar, Grayson can only hope that Maddie will finally see his true heart . . .

My thoughts on the book:
Grayson has been waiting three years for this moment, and nothing will stop him from going forward even if he has to lock her up to get her to listen she will listen this time. Maddie has been running for three years if not longer from a past she would rather leave there in the past. She wants to move on but when her friends convince her she needs to give love a chance she continues to second guess the process.  They are both running from themselves they are both hiding secrets that could send the other person running the other way, but they know one thing they both want the other person like it's there last breathe and they are both afraid of the outcome. Can they both overcome the past and look to a future with each other or has Grayson broken the trust that's just no longer repairable and now is the time to walk away from the one thing they both crave?
I was so happy that Maddie's story was told she is one of my favorites in this series. I really enjoy in each one of these book so far that each character is very relatable and this book was no different. The storyline was very well and keeps your attention throughout. Now in the first two book there was a summary at the end of what followed for the character in this that did not happen which left me wanting more. I really hope there is a little follow up in the last book. I also really enjoyed getting to know Cassie and really can not wait to read her story. This book does have adult language and scenes, meaning it may not be suitable for all readers. 
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Dec 23, 2016

Winning the Billionaire JM Stewart Seattle Bachelor #2


When it comes to love, this billionaire is all business . . . 

Software mogul Christina McKenzie has loved billionaire Sebastian Blake since they were kids. So when Seattle's most famous bachelor-and perennial playboy-finally asks Christina out, her fantasies kick into overdrive. Things become hot and heavy . . . but what's she supposed to do when she starts to fall for him? Sebastian's never been one to settle down, and Christina doesn't want to be just another notch in his bedpost.

Sebastian knows that smart, kind Christina deserves better than him. But after the mind-blowing night they just shared, he's ready to turn a sexy fling into the real deal. Keeping his freedom is one thing, yet keeping Christina in his bed-and in his life-is all Sebastian can think about . . .

My thoughts on the book:

Christina seems to have it all put together and she has not problem making sure everyone she loves dear is taking care of, including her brother Cade and his best friend even if they thinks its "mothering". However when she shows up at Sebastian's she can tell that something is wrong and she  will get to the bottom of it weather he likes it or not. What she hopes to do is keep her heart in tacked.  Will she be able to still come out on the other end ok? Sebastian looses the last person close to him and he has some big chooses to make but the last one is his to make and he has some secrets he needs to come clean about and expect in order to make the biggest choice in his life. He also needs Christina like his last breathe but needs to keep her at arms length to protect them both. Will he be able to keep his heart in tact or fulfill the last wish or someone close to him?
I was really looking forward to this book when I read about Christina in Bidding for the Billionaire. I loved her spunk and her take no prisoner attitude, I really liked how this book was not so intense as the first one and I really liked how the author allowed both Chris and Baz to seem real with there vulnerability and that they just weren't these rich untouchable people. I really enjoyed there story while there was a ton of sexual tension between them it was not the primary story and the story line was quick and fun read. Like most books this book may not be for everyone but this book is a certain fun and HOT read. 

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Dec 22, 2016

Bidding on the Billionaire J.M. Stewart Seattle Bachelors #1


Online, any fantasy is possible. But when virtual lovers decide to meet in real life, the temperature rises-and so do the stakes.
Safety. Anonymity. Invisibility. Those are just a few advantages of Internet "dating." Even better, as far as Hannah Miller is concerned, is the fact that she can shed all inhibitions without worrying about what he thinks of her figure or her face. "He" is bikerboy357, the man who knows what Hannah likes, and wants her-every night-as much as she wants him. When he asks to meet, Hannah hesitates. But the temptation is too strong. And after one look into his sultry green eyes, there's no turning back.

Cade McKenzie's never met a woman who wasn't blinded by his billion-dollar net worth, but "JustAGurl456" knows neither his face nor his name. Her words are so smart, sweet, and scorchingly sexy that Cade's willing to gamble she'll be just as amazing in person. And she is. But even as every delicious encounter makes Cade want Hannah more, what he wants most is her trust. It's something all his money can't buy. And now, Cade will do anything to earn it . . .

My thoughts on the book:

Hannah trust very few people in her life. It's easier for her to hide behind a computer screen then be honest about certain things, the biggest secret she hiding has proven that most people will run from her because of it she keeps things close to her heart and people at arms length. When she comes face to face with someone who just may be different she starts to question every wall she has put in place. The biggest one is can she trust him?
Cade is use to people using him and his heart being broken so when he meets Hannah she's safe and he knows nothing more can come of it. However he knows she lied to him and he starts to wonder if she's lying about anything else and if she can be trusted with his deepest secrets. 
This book is pretty intense with emotions and with sexual chemistry. The author held nothing back with these two at all while there was a lot of adult scenes in this book, the book was not souly that. The story line was well written and kept your attention through out. I think if I had to pick one thing about this book to change I wish for more light hearted situations like there was between Christina and pretty much anyone she interacted with in the book. It just added to who she was and added a fun element to the storyline. This book is HOT and heavy for sure. As I warn with most books like this, it may not be for everyone but its worth the read for the right person and you can't go wrong. Can't wait more from this group of books and I am so looking forward to reading Christina's story (hopefully soon).

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Dec 20, 2016

The Angel of Forest Hill Cindy Woodsmall


A time of anticipation. A season of miracles.
Because of Joel’s impossible situation, twenty-one-year-old Rose must sacrifice everything. As days pass into years in the midst of the beautiful hills, the laughter of children, and God’s providence—is it too much for Rose to hope for love in return?

An amazing journey toward love and belonging, filled with the wonder of the season of Christ’s birth.

When Old Order Amish Rose Kurtz is asked to leave her family, travel deep into West Vir­ginia, and help Joel Dienner with his children in the wake of tragedy, the quiet young woman recognizes a home where she might find kindness instead of criticism and hope replacing harsh words. She agrees to stay in Forest Hill and become Joel’s wife for the sake of his family needs, but their marriage is to be a partnership, one built from need, not love and affection.
As the years pass, Rose continues to beckon Joel to join life again, to take joy in his growing children, and to awaken his heart to the possibility of new love. Joel hopes that Rose can move beyond deep-rooted hurts to see the beautiful Christmas ahead, their season. But will the arrival of a beautiful widow and a series of misunderstandings reverse how far Rose and Joel have come?

My thoughts on the book:

Rose is 21 and the decision is not hers to make she is being sent off to help a family in need, in a community of 8 families. When she arrives theres to be more going on the what was explain to her and she thrown into taking care of a new born, and two other children. Things seem to go away when it appears that Joel needs her to stay on as a partner but nothing more. Joel is heart broken of the loss of his one an only beloved. He has three kids to tend to and his father tells him he either needs to marry Rose or move on with life and figure out how to handle three kids on his own. He see no other choose but to marry her only in name alone. When four years later things go array and there marriage is not thrown into question and Rose and Joel are left wondering whats next. Will they be able to find what they are looking for or will this be the end for them?
Oh my goodness did I love this book, I started in at around midnight and could not put it down I needed to know what was going to happen. I loved Rose and her gentle spirit, she is broken on the inside and searching for healing and she loves deeply. I love how in this story while in some place it may have seemed rush the relationship between Joel and Rose and the kids seemed genuine and you felt you were getting a letter from a friend. I really had not problem with anything in this book. Its the sweetest love story and perfect for any time of year but perfect right now at Christmas with us being reminded what Christmas is all about. You seriously can not go wrong with this wonderful book.

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Dec 19, 2016

Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake Giveaway


Author: Piper J. Drake
Series: True Heroes, #3
On Sale: December 20, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $6.99 USD
eBook:  $5.99 USD

Hot military heroes, the women who love them, and the dogs who always have their backs. ABSOLUTE TRUST is the third book in a high-adrenaline romantic suspense series from Piper J. Drake.


After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who's seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can't have. But Forte's success means he's made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . . 

When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she's constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she'll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger—and the sparks between them—could consume them both.





Piper J. Drake (or "PJ") spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every interesting novel she could find at the library. After being introduced to the wonderful world of romance by her best friend, she dove into the genre.

PJ began her writing career as PJ Schnyder, writing sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk, for which she won the FF&P PRISM award as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

PJ's romantic suspense novels incorporate her interests in mixed martial arts and the military. The True Heroes series is inspired by her experience rescuing, owning and training a variety of retired working dogs, including Kaiser, a former guard dog, and Mozart, who was trained to detect explosives.


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Sophie Kim must’ve come directly from work because, under her very sleek, black trench coat, she wore a matching pencil skirt. Three-inch red heels popped in contrast to the severe black of the rest of her outfit. Which did all sorts of things to him. Naughty things. The kind of things that were so good that they were really bad. Especially when a woman was off limits.
“Hey! Is that the new guy?” Sophie slowed her approach, keeping her gaze locked on Forte’s face.
She’d been around tiny dogs all her life, but she’d spent enough time at Hope’s Crossing Kennels over the last couple of years to have learned how to meet the much bigger dogs in Forte’s care. Training working dogs was his thing. Or in Haydn’s case, retraining.
Always a work in progress. 
Sophie had been here when Forte had come back from active duty, too battle weary to continue deploying. She’d helped him with the accounting when he’d established Hope’s Crossing Kennels and had generally integrated herself into the private world he’d created for himself, Rojas, and Cruz while they all rebuilt lives for themselves. 
Sophie’s bright smile faded as she waited for him to answer. She always sensed when he got too caught up inside his own head.
“Yeah.” Forte came to a halt and murmured the command for Haydn to sit.
Instant obedience. Despite his injury, surgery, and current need for recovery, the dog was as sharp as he’d been on active duty. The mind was eager, ready to work. The body, not so much.
Sophie’s smile renewed, the brilliant expression stopping his heart, the way it had every time he’d seen her since they’d first met way back in high school. She came to a stop in front of them, barely within arm’s reach. “He must be doing well if you’ve got him out here for some field work.”
While they spoke, Haydn watched them both. Then he sniffed the back of Sophie’s hand, which she’d been holding conveniently within reach.
Usually, he preferred if a person asked to be introduced, but this was Sophie. If she’d approached anyone else, she’d have requested permission to say “Hi” to the dog. But between the two of them, everything was an exception. 
It showed how well she’d come to know the way he worked in the last few years. He’d changed with every deployment. It happened. And she’d adjusted and accepted those changes in him without a word when he came back. She was the steadfast, forever friend.
He’d never told her why he’d left in the first place or why he’d come back. She was so good at just accepting him that she might never know. And he was a coward for not telling her.
“What’s your plan for him?” Sophie glanced down at the dog, now that he’d sniffed her hand. “Haydn, right?”
 “Yeah.” Forte cleared his throat. “He’s got a couple of weeks of physical therapy first. Then we need to coordinate with the Air Force on his adoption.”
“Ah.” Understanding in one syllable. She had the kind of caring heart to fill in the gaps when something went unsaid. “His handler didn’t make it.” 
Part of why Sophie was one of the only people Forte felt easy around was because she got it. Only needed to explain once. And she listened the first time. Sometimes no explanation was required at all. 
 “Where’s your car? We’ll walk you.”
“Right across the street.” Sophie jerked her head in the direction of the small parking lot.
They headed over, Sophie falling into step next to Forte. She didn’t try to take his hand or tuck her own around his arm. They weren’t like that. Besides, she knew he didn’t like to be all wound up with a person when walking out in the open. 
 As they approached her car, Sophie juggled her shopping bag to pull her keys out of her purse and triggered the trunk. 
“Need help?” Forte came up alongside the car, scanning the area around the parking lot out of habit.
“No worries.” Sophie lifted the trunk door and carefully placed her shopping bag inside the deep space, leaning in to move things around to where she wanted. “I need to make sure this is arranged so stuff doesn’t shift. It's delicate!”
He was not going to admit to anyone, ever, how much he was willing to stretch his neck to catch sight of her backside while she was leaning over. 
Haydn sniffed the side of the car. The big dog was very engaged, his relaxed attitude changing to a sharper set of movements. Forte tore his attention from Sophie. 
Haydn had detected something out of place. Something wrong. Forte’s stomach tightened into a hard knot. Nothing wrong should be anywhere near his Sophie. It didn’t matter that they were in a sleepy town on the edge of a river in the middle of a peaceful country. It didn’t matter that there shouldn’t be any real danger here. 
Haydn deliberately sat and looked up at Forte. It was a clear signal. One Haydn had been specifically trained to give as a military explosives detection dog.
“Sophie. Step away from your car.” He’d explain later. Be afraid later. Rage. Worry.
She popped up from the trunk. “Huh?”
“Do it.” 
They had to move now.
She complied, thank god. He gave Haydn a terse command, circled around to grab Sophie and get more distance. He steered her across the parking lot toward a big dumpster. It’d serve as good cover. Then he reached for his smart phone.
They got a couple of yards away, and Sophie craned her neck to look back at her car, even as she kept moving with him. She always did as he asked immediately, but she had a brain, and she insisted on explanations after she complied. “What—?” 
Behind them, the trunk hatch came down with a solid thunk. 
Forte let out a curse and grabbed her, pulling them down to the ground and rolling for the cover of other cars as an explosion lifted the entire driver’s side of her car.

Absolute Trust Piper J. Drake True Hero Series #3


After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military service dogs like Haydn, a German shepherd who's seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can't have. But Forte's success means he's made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . . 

When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she's constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she'll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger -and the sparks between them- could consume them both.

My thoughts on the book:

Brandon is home from the military and has his own business but he needs one thing in his life like someone needs to breathe, but he is just not good enough for Sophie. When things start happening in her life he steps in, in hopes to save her and maybe just have her close for even just a few days.
Sophie has been in love with Brandon since high school now that he's home she wants to know if she will forever be in the friend zone. When someone has it out for her life she's not sure what is happening but is glad that Brandon and his friends are there to help. Will Brandon be able to protect Sophie and his heart or will he loose the one person thats always felt like home to him?
This book has me on the edge of my seat from one page to the next. You really are not sure whats going to happen next, even up till the end you think you may have it all figured out and then the author those a twist or a curve ball to the story. The story does have adult scenes and language in it. I have not read other books in the series and it didn't feel like I missed anything. I do want to go back and read them because this book was just that good. If you are looking for a fun book that will have your attention the whole time this is the book for you. 

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Dec 9, 2016

Cowgirl Cat Sarah Price (The Cowgirl Cat Series) (Volume 1)

All Cat Lansing wanted for her thirteenth birthday was an iPhone. Her older sister, Brooke, introduces her to the world of social media on her new phone and, unknowingly, Cat gets much more than she bargained for. She discovers Aiden Quinn, a teenage cowboy from Colorado who posts funny videos with his horses on Vine. Determined to get him to notice her, Cat quickly realizes that she is not alone in her pursuit for Aiden to follow her. 

When Aiden and his friends tour the country with the Rodeo Rage Tour, Cat comes up a plan to finally meet him. But how can she compete with hundreds of thousands of other girls clamoring for his attention?

My thoughts on the book:

Cat is on a mission to get the attention of a social media star and she will stop at nothing to get his attention. While others are wanting to get his attention because they think he's adorable Cat wants his attention because they share the love of horses in common. It just seems to not be in the cards for them to meet, she lives in New Jersey and he doesn't even know she exists. Can she get the help of her friends and family to make the meet happen?
I love Sarah's books and this ones no different. However like Sarah's other books most being amish this book was not. She tells a story of a young girl who is mischief and seems to be up to no good, but tries to convince herself she's the best kid in the family and its not as bad as her brother and sister. I loved how Sarah did not make Cat this spoiled bratty teenager but a normal teenager with the same everyday problems they all face. This book is truly geared for a younger age group and I love that. I remember being 10 and wanting a horse and in this story you can see the journey that Cat has to take in hopes one day she can to have a horse, as well as some other dreams she is seeking. I would highly recommend this book to girl of any age it just the perfect read. 

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Grady Wilkes is a handyman who can fix anything…except the scars of his own past. When he accepts the task of showing Ella the simple beauties of the island that healed him, he discovers a deep sense of comfort he thought he'd lost. But now he must convince the woman who never intended to stay that on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible--forgiving past mistakes, rediscovering the simple joys of life, and maybe even falling in love.

About SHORELINE DRIVE (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; ISBN 978-1-250-09616-6; December 6, 2016; $5.99), Dr. Ben Faulkner is a veterinarian on warm, welcoming Sanctuary Island, a refuge for wild horses. Though he's dedicated his life to healing animals and rescuing the ones no one wants, Ben is nursing deep wounds of his own. After tragedy tore his family apart, he gave up his dreams of finding happiness long ago…until Merry Preston arrives on the island. Vivacious, friendly, and instantly loveable, Merry is everything Ben is not. She's also nine months pregnant and attempting to carve out a new life for herself and her unborn child.
Though Ben tries to keep his distance, when a raging storm cuts them off from the mainland, he's forced to help bring her new baby into the world. It's a harrowing experience that leaves him with one great certainty: I want these two to be my family. Seeing his opportunity, he makes a dramatic proposal to the young mother: a marriage of convenience. If Merry marries him, he'll draw up a contract naming her son as his heir and promising to provide for them both. But as they'll learn, love is more than a business proposition…and it'll take all the magic hidden in Sanctuary Island to turn Ben's proposal into something real and lasting.

About HEARTBREAK COVE (St. Martin’s Paperbacks; ISBN 978-1-250-09617-3; December 6, 2016; $5.99), Sheriff Andie Shepard may be new to Sanctuary Island but, like everyone else who comes here, she's already fallen under its healing spell. Andie is determined to leave her mistakes behind her and make this scenic haven her home. But she just might have to change her plans—as well as open her heart—when an unexpected visitor shows up on her doorstep…
Caitlin is the ten-year-old niece Andie never knew she had. Silent, wary, and shy as can be, Caitlin only responds to the horses that run wild across the island. Andie has no idea how to deal with Caitlin—until Sam Brennan enters the picture. A tall, handsome loner who rehabilitates abused horses, Sam is able to help Caitlin break out of her shell. But that's not all: He finds a way to touch something deep in Andie's soul, opening her up to the healing power of love. Together, these three lost souls must face the darkness in their past to build a brighter future. Because here, on Sanctuary Island, anything is possible…

About the author: Lily Everett grew up in a small town in Virginia reading Misty of Chincoteague and Black Beauty, taking riding lessons, and longing for a horse of her own. Sadly, her parents gave her a college education instead--but she never forgot what the world looked like from the back of a horse. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes full-time. Her books include Sanctuary Island and The Fireside Inn.

Dec 8, 2016

Nearest Thing to Heaven by Lynnette Austin



Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldn't miss her cousin's wedding for the world-even if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins.

A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees it-and Sophie's got it written all over her. Yet he's never been able to stop thinking about her, even after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, they'll each have to face the past-together.

My thoughts on the book:

Sophie London is a city girl through and through. She is heading to Texas for her cousins wedding and while it will be a nice break for the cold weather she's not a fan of Texas and doesn't plan to stick around. Once things start happening not just in Texas but back home she wonders if she's better off in Texas for a little longer then she thought. Ty has no intention of ever getting involved with anyone again. With his wife gone on a lie and he now has three small boys to take care of he has no one in sight for the future, but when everyone keeps shoving him and Sophie together he starts to wonder if he can have a short time relationship with her and still keep his heart in tact and her at arms length. 
With both of them "running" from something in the past will they be able figure out and leave it in the past or will loose each other in all the pain?
What a beautiful love story, while it had some adventure it also was a fun story. I mean how could it not be with 3 four year olds and a little dog who's name is trouble. The story has a few minimal adult scenes, but other then that the story was a very clean love story. I really enjoyed the back and forth with the girls and the closeness with all of them even though with Sophie she just met its like they clicked and the friendship was truly genuine. While Sophie seemed to have some self confidence issues she shined. I really felt like as a reader you can connect to every character. Noah was annoying but the author did a good job and keeping it some what little to him and focus on TY and Sophie's lives. Seriously and I am having a hard time saying anything bad about this book. This book is so worth the read and I can't wait to read more from her. This book is so worth the read. 

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While at amazon check out  Lynette Austin's other books, You will not be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.