A Second Chance at Love: A Sea Glass Bay Romance – Melinda Curtis, Anna J. Stewart, Cari Lynn Webb, Kayla Perrin

5 out of 5 stars

Description:

With Mother’s Day approaching, four women living in a picturesque coastal town discover a second chance at love when they finally find their happily-ever-after partners in this anthology of contemporary romance novellas.

MOM WANTED
Claire Bishop’s life as an art teacher in Sea Glass Bay is full and rewarding, but her heart longs for a family she’ll never have. When she agrees to help out widower, Sully Vaughn, by taking care of his daughter after school, Sully is concerned his little girl, Lindie, is growing too attached to her favorite teacher. Sully is trying his best to protect his child from the heartache of loss that nearly destroyed him, but he hasn’t taken into account his passion for the dynamic woman—nor Lindie’s determination to lay claim to the perfect mom.

FATHER WANTED
Jazzy Dunbar is enjoying life as a single mom, proving that you don’t have to have a man to have it all. Jeremiah Caldwell, a good friend, made the perfect sperm donor. He’s happy with their “no strings attached” relationship … or is he? He wants to be more than a sometimes-father in baby Caleb’s life. Jazzy doesn’t want to ruin their friendship by allowing their attraction to flare, but when a serious situation threatens, will Jeremiah be able to prove that they can have love and the perfect family?

HERO WANTED
Single mom Leah Martin needs to find a wedding date for her ex-husband’s wedding. Their son, Owen, is going to be the ringbearer and her attendance is required. But this florist has no time to date around the busy Mother’s Day holiday, which is why she agrees to let her friends set her up for a blind date. Hank DeLeon’s bar shares an alley with Leah’s florist shop, which is the perfect location for a restaurant if she’s willing to relocate. When he’s asked to take her on a blind date, he has to wonder: is this a great chance for a business proposition? Or a once-in-a-lifetime chance at love?

FAMILY WANTED
After a corporate restructuring at her accounting firm, Paige Duffy moved north to Sea Glass Bay and opened a handmade candle booth at the coastal town’s popular local craft market. Now her severance is running out and Paige discovers she’s pregnant from a one night stand. Charter boat owner, Gavin Cole, lost his grandfather six months ago, promising him he’d finally pursue his dreams of sailing the open ocean. But when Paige tells him that she’s pregnant with his child, Gavin must decide what adventure he really wants: the one he’s always dreamed of, or the one he never believed possible.


My Review:

Mom wanted- Anna J. Stewart

Cute love story with a little girl that has enough sass to keep you turning the pages. I really liked Claire she has a big heart willing to just love on those closest to her. 

Father wanted- Kayla Perrin

Finding love in the most unconventional way. The only thing I wish about this story was that the author gave more of Jeremiah’s side of the story.
Hero Wanted-Melinda Curtis

Marisol is a sweet mama who is hard not to fall in love with, she just seems to take everyone who she cares for under her wing. Leah is a pistol and speaks her mind, sometimes but only when it matters. Charlie I would like to punch. 
Family Wanted-Cari Lynn Webb

Marisol is back in this story just as sweet as can be, being the mother hen to a bunch of friends who either lack a mom or mom is out of the picture. I like Paige she feels like a bit of a free spirit but super grounded and loves her aunts. Gavin seems flighty but also seems unsure of what’s next in life and how to go about grabbing hold and going along for the ride.Overall I really enjoyed these four stories, each one stood out for different reasons but overall it was neat to read about close friendships that mean the world to each person and about making “family” and how family doesn’t always share the same blood. All the books are kept clean read and suitable for all. Well worth the reads!!!


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Where you can connect with the author:

Anna J Stewart
Melinda Curtis

Cari Lynn Webb
Kayla Perrin

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Truly, Madly Texas Eve Gaddy

Description:

Can they turn one spectacular night into a lifetime of love?
After a disastrous ride forces world champion saddle bronc rider Chase Walker back to his family’s ranch to recuperate, he’s happy to distract himself for a night with a mysterious, gorgeous woman. It should have just been a one-night stand, but she’s unforgettable.
Thanks to her cheating ex-fiancé, Ella Slade is done with rodeo cowboys…until she meets a sexy cowboy who catches a thief who stole her purse. What harm can one night of indulgence do? A lot, apparently, because when she arrives at her interview for a ranch manager job, Chase turns out to be her prospective boss. She’s adamant she won’t mix business with pleasure, but Chase suggests a deal—Ella takes the job, and they pretend that night never happened.
The longer they work together, the harder it is to pretend. Chase knows he’s falling for his midnight lover, but can he convince Ella to risk her heart again?

My Review:

Life is not all about roses and butterflies, sometimes its about horseshoes and cowboy hats. When Chase has a run in with a horse and comes home to help his siblings he meets Ellla and things get interesting. Ellla has a broken heart and goes off to look for a job. This was such a fun book to read. I really love small-town romances I love how the author draws you in and makes you feel like you are right there in the middle. I really Liked Damaris she was what you see is what you get but also has a huge heart for her family. This book does have adult language overall this book was a fun read and I can’t wait to see what happens next with this family. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


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www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:

www.evegaddy.net


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A Cowboy Kind of Love Donna Grant

4 out of 5 stars

Description:

A dashing cowboy gets his second chance at romance in A Cowboy Kind Of Love, the next book in the Heart of Texas series by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

Who wants to rodeo again?

Jace Wilder has been rebuilding his life since the love of his life, Taryn, up and left town unexpectedly. But when she mysteriously returns, Jace’s dependable world comes crashing down. Taryn is hiding a dangerous secret, and no matter how hard he tries, Jace can’t stay away—especially when Taryn is at risk. And especially when the attraction he thought he’d buried long ago is back and hotter than ever. Will he be able to trust Taryn again?

Taryn Hillman’s world fell apart one horrifying night, and it’s never been the same since. When she sees a small chance at untangling herself, she takes it, though it means returning to Clearview—and seeing Jace again. But when he vows to protect her, will Taryn take a chance, and this time, never let him go?

My Review:

I feel like you never know what you are going to get with this author and that was very much the same way this book. I feel like in the beginning it seem so twisted but Jace was not going to give up on Taryn no matter what. I feel like there are some tough subjects but the author does not hold back  I really liked Taryn she fought hard for what was right and wanted to protect those who she loved. There is adult content in this book so may not be suitable for all. Overall I really enjoyed this book it will totally keep your attention that’s for sure. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Where to Buy the book:

www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com


Where you can connect with the author:

donnagrant.com

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Loving Mrs. Bontrager Loree Lough

5 out of 5 stars

Description:


Amid the New Order Amish community of Oakland, Maryland, an unexpected gift of comfort and tender caring can help spark a surprising dream of love . . .
Between raising three grieving children and running a booming business, recent widower Aaron Bontrager desperately needs help—even if it means a marriage of convenience only. He couldn’t be more surprised by his new wife, ebullient Bethel Mast. With an unconventional, joyful sense of purpose, she’s starting to turn his house back into a home and bring stability and peace to his children’s lives. And somehow, her gentle understanding is reigniting impossible hope in Aaron’s guarded, lonely heart . . .

Bethel never had a fair chance for a home and family of her own. She doesn’t want to replace Aaron’s first wife, but she’ll face any challenge to aid him and his children. And she soon finds Aaron’s formidable exterior hides a sensitivity and caring that she’s quietly drawn to. Can Bethel show him that their practical arrangement is blossoming into so much more—and can be the start of a wonderful future together for all of them?
My Review:


When this book first started I thought that it was set in 1800, early 1900’s, however it becomes clear that is not the case. I honestly felt this book really flowed once it got going and found it hard to put down . It seemed like I was catching up with a friend. I loved the kids in this book even though right off the bat I would have like to gone toe to toe with Sam. I loved Molly’s big heart and Matthew’s sweet spirit I felt like he and Beth were kindred spirits. I had a hard time at first understanding why Aaron chose what he choose to do with Marrying Beth but it does make sense. The author choose a tough topic and she didn’t even try and sugar coat it which was so nice it was a no holding back for sure. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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www.barnesandnoble.com


Where you can connect with the author:

www.loreelough.com


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The Amish Secret Wish Laura V. Hilton

2 out of 5 stars

Description:

Fall in love with an award-winning author’s charming Amish romance about a woman with a secret pen pal—perfect for fans of Rachel J. Good and Marta Perry. Waitress Hallie Brunstetter has a secret: she writes a popular column for her Amish paper under the pen name GHB. When Hallie receives a letter from a reader asking to become her pen pal, she reluctantly agrees. She can’t help but be drawn to the compassionate stranger, never expecting him to show up in Hidden Springs looking for GHB . . . or for him to be quite so handsome in real life. But after losing her beau in a tragic accident, Hallie won’t risk her heart—or her secrets—again.
If Kiah didn’t already feel so connected to GHB, Hallie would be a perfect wife—and it seems most of Hidden Springs’s would-be matchmakers agree! Though Hallie is peculiarly opposed to uncovering GHB’s true identity, she understands Kiah almost as well as his mystery pen pal. The longer he searches for GHB, the more Kiah finds himself hoping Hallie will be holding the pen that first captured his heart. But will Hallie ever trust Kiah with the truth about her identity . . . and her feelings for him?


My Review:

I was not a fan of this book, I found the characters to be immature and childish like yet the author seemed to also put them into adult situations that just didn’t seem to fit very well with there immaturity. I can honestly say the only person I like in the whole book was the Bishop and Joy they seem to have the most common sense out of the bunch. in the end of the story I was like really that’s it. It just seemed like the author rushed it at the end and left it up to the read to tie it into a nice bow. Overall this book was not for me I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Where to Buy the book:

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www.barnesandnoble.com
www.christianbook.com


Where you can connect with the author:

booksbylaura.blogspot.com


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The Cowboy’s Vow Leah Vale

3 out of 4 stars

Description:

He lives his life by the book. She wants to throw it out.

After promising his dying mother he’d protect his family and their rodeo rough stock legacy, Ian Neisson has devoted his life to keeping the Wright Ranch thriving. So when an ambitious FBI agent arrives in town implying Ian’s grandfather might be involved in a modern-day rustling ring, Ian, true to his word, steps up to help with her investigation in order to keep his family safe. His heart, however, is in danger from the green-eyed beauty with secrets of her own.

The last thing FBI Special Agent Jessie Martin wants is to go undercover working closely with a cowboy. She’s had her fill of cowboy charm and empty promises, and Ian Neisson, despite being the handsome poster boy for the proverbial Cowboy Way, spells trouble. But she’s a professional looking for advancement, and Ian is a way into the tight rodeo community. If only he didn’t threaten her resolve to forever leave her boots, roots and all things cowboy behind.

My Review:
I thought this story was cute, but completely predictable as well. I liked Jessie she was a fighter and didn’t need anyone but wanted someone in her life but it just didn’t seem possible with her job. I like Ian he was a bit of a mystery but his family came first and he would do anything to protect them no matter the cost. I always love reading about small towns you never know what you are going to get and I felt that way with this book as well. In the end do you find out what happens yes but I also feel like there was some questions that just seemed like I needed to know more. This book does have adult content and may not be suitable for all ages. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Where to Buy the book:

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Where you can connect with the author:

www.leahvale.com


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Kiss Me at Midnight Melinda Curtis

5 out of 5 stars

Description:

Her squeaky clean reputation…

Junior state congresswoman and heiress Lily Summer wants to combat childhood hunger in her district but to do so she needs to raise a million dollars and donors are hard to come by.

His playboy ways…

Fourth generation actor Judson Hambly wants to direct, but no one will back his production, seemingly because he has an aversion to settling down.

Big money is within their grasp…

Lily and Judson can earn the money they need by attending a reality TV star’s destination wedding as maid of honor and best man.

The catch?

Lily had a falling out with the bride-to-be a decade ago and has to bring Judson as her date! She’ll need to put all of her political skills to work if she’s going to pull off this million-dollar date without tarnishing her career or losing her heart.


My Review:
Y’all I can not with this book. First off Grandma Dotty and the kissing sisters are back!!!! I mean you know you are in for a laugh with Grandma Dotty forsake. I was laughing through at least 75% of this book. I really Liked Lily she had a good head on her shoulders and a big heart to help those who needed a hand up, she just came off the pages as sweet but a fighter. Jud grew on me I can’t say a ton on why since you have to read to figure that out other wise I would be giving away to much about the overall book. I love the closeness of the sisters and how no matter where they are they are there for each other. I hope to one day be like Dotty and endless bucket list and a sassy, sweet mouth with who knows what’s going to come out next. I know this is not the end of these sister, and I am so excited to see where the author takes us and what kind of “trouble” Dotty gets into next. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Where to Buy the book:

www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:

www.melindacurtis.net


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Bookshop by the Sea Denise Hunter

4 out of 5 stars

Description:

Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again.
After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a bookshop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children.
Now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth has a new job, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance.
When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart?
“Sophie and Aiden had me hooked from page one, and I was holding my breath until the very end. Denise nails second-chance romance in Bookshop by the Sea. I adored this story! Five giant stars!” —Jenny Hale, USA TODAY bestselling author
“Denise Hunter has never failed to pen a novel that whispers messages of hope and brings a smile to my face. Bookshop by the Sea is no different! With a warmhearted community, a small beachside town, a second-chance romance worth rooting for, and cozy bookshop vibes, this is a story you’ll want to snuggle into like a warm blanket.” —Melissa Ferguson, author of The Dating CharadeSweet and thoughtful contemporary readStand-alone novel

My Review:I

thought this story was cute overall. I liked Sophie I felt like she was a fighter and was faced with so much, but I also felt her family never really got her. I liked Aiden a little bit I felt like sometimes he came off whiney and whoa is me type attitude, which became annoying. I loved the small town feel of this book, and the small town characters they were so fun. Overall this book was a fun read and the author kept the book clean so it suitable for all readers, its also completely predictable.  I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Where to Buy the book:

www.amazon.com
www.christianbook.com
www.barnesandnoble.com

Where you can connect with the author:

www.denisehunterbooks.com


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Three Missing Days Colleen Coble

Description:

Book Three in the gripping romantic suspense series from USA TODAY bestselling author Colleen Coble.

A chilling murder.

Chief of Police Jane Hardy plunges into the investigation of a house fire that claimed the life of a local woman as well as one of the firefighters. It’s clear the woman was murdered. But why? The unraveling of Jane’s personal life only makes the answers in the case more difficult to find.

Her son’s arrest.

Then Jane’s fifteen-year-old son is accused of a horrific crime, and she has to decide whether or not she can trust her ex, Reid, in the attempt to prove Will’s innocence—and whether she can trust Reid with her heart.

Her stolen memories.

Three days of Jane’s past are missing from her memory, and that’s not all that has been stolen from her. As she works to find the woman’s murdered and clear her son’s name, finding out what happened in those three days could change everything.

It all started with one little lie. But the gripping truth is finally coming out.

Praise for Three Missing Days:

“Colleen Coble is my go-to author for the best romantic suspense today . . . a stay-up-all-night page turning story!” – Carrie Stuart Parks, bestselling and award-winning author of Relative Silence
Part of the Pelican Harbor seriesBook One: One Little LieBook Two: Two Reasons to RunBook Three: Three Missing Days

My Review:I

really liked this book. I told my husband I needed to finish this book because I needed to solve the case. Thats how it felt that you were solving the case right along with Jane, Reid and Jane’s staff. I really Liked Jane she was a fighter and she struggled but had no problem letting it out there and question her own faith. I liked how the author didn’t make everything seem so “perfect” but showed that they struggled even in the good times. I also liked the author kept is cleaned and a good read for all. Overall this book is so worth the read! I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Where to Buy the book:

www.christianbook.com
www.barnesandnoble.com
www.amazon.com

Where you can connect with the author:

colleencoble.com


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Shielding The Amish Witness Mary Alford

5 out of 5 stars


Description:

Seeking refuge in Amish country

puts everyone she loves in danger.

On the run after discovering her brother-in-law was behind her husband’s murder, Faith Cooper can think of only one safe place—her Amish grandmother’s home. But when danger follows Faith to the quiet Amish community, her childhood friend Eli Shetler is her only protection. And their survival depends on outlasting a relentless killer…one who has nothing left to lose.

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Mary Alford

From Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.


My thoughts on the book:

This author never disappoints, and she sure disappoint with this book. She keeps you guessing from the beginning to the end. I really liked Faith she was a fighter and would stop at nothing to get what needed to be done, done. I liked Eli to he and his brothers jumped in to help Faith and her family at all cost no questions asked. The author did an amazing job with Vincent, I was so ready to loose my mind over his madness. Overall I would Highly recommend this book I really enjoyed it and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I also liked that the author kept this clean. 

Where you can buy the book:

www.amazon.com
www.christianbook.com
www.barnesandnoble.com


Where you can connect with the author:

maryalford.net


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