fiction · four star

The Sweetheart Fix Miranda Liasson

Description:

Juliet Montgomery absolutely loves her small town of Blossom Glen, Indiana, and everyone loves her. Except for the fact that she’s a couples counselor who suffered a very public breakup that no one can forget. And now her boss asks her to take a step back…which is exactly when the town’s good-lookin’ and unusually gruff mayor offers her an unexpected job.

Jack Monroe absolutely loves being the mayor of his small town. Except when he actually has to talk to people. Can’t he just fix the community problems in peace? Like right now, he’s mediating the silliest dispute two neighbors could possibly have. When the town sweetheart steps up and solves everyone’s problems in five minutes flat, Jack realizes what this town really needs…is a therapist.

Juliet is able to soothe anyone—other than the surly mayor, it seems. But there’s a reason they say opposites attract, because all of their verbal sparring leads to some serious attraction. Only, just like with fireworks, the view might appear beautiful—but she’s already had one public explosion that’s nearly ruined everything…how can she risk her heart again?

Each book in the Blossom Glen series is STANDALONE:
* The Sweetheart Deal
* The Sweetheart Fix

My Review:

I liked this story it was such a good story. This author defiantly took the bull by the horns and ran with it and she took on a subject that most authors don’t seem to touch, mental health. I really like Juliet she may have struggled and living in a small town she where she was under the microscope but she was a fighter and always willing to continue to grow and learn and help those she comes across wanting what’s best for everyone. Jack was a bit much some times, it’s like he truly did not want to open up about anything,. I loved his grandma she was so sweet and full of so much wisdom. I really liked this group of friends and family, it goes along with blood doesn’t make you family but we choose family. I can’t wait to see where the author takes this group next. The author did keep this book fairly clean, so may be suitable for all readers. This book was a fun read and well worth the read. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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fiction · four star

Wyoming Christmas Reunion Melinda Curtis

Description:

A love that never died…Could be rekindled this Christmas

Helen Blackwell never stopped loving horse trainer Nash…even when she divorced him. When the stoic cowboy bets the ranch on her winning a cutting horse competition—and she’s terrified to ride—she wonders if there’s any hope for them. Renewing the love between them may take more than a moment under the mistletoe. But working together could heal past hurts and give their five-year-old son his Christmas wish!USA TODAY Bestselling Author

My Review:

I have really enjoyed reading about the Blackwell family and am sad to see it end, they truly feel like friends you are just catching up with. I felt this book was pretty emotional with it being the ending and with some of the things that were discussed. I like Helen and she was a fighter and faced with a lot. She always seem to be fighting for everyone but herself and her friend Gwen was her biggest cheerleader, we all need a Gwen in our lives. Nash was ok I like him when he stepped up but I also felt like he was all over the place and really struggled with his demons. Luke was a pistol and him and Grand Denny seem to have the biggest hearts and wanted what was best for everyone in the family and the town of Eagle Springs. The author kept this book a clean read so it would be suitable for all. Overall this was good read and was the perfect way to end this series. 

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fiction · four star

Texas Christmas Magic Katherine Garbera

Description:

Sometimes a fresh start requires a Christmas miracle…

Angelica Rossi moved to Whiskey River, Texas, for a true second chance. As Christmas approaches, she’s ready to rebuild her reputation and help her community by launching a nonprofit aimed at providing resources to the town’s underserved residents. To pull off this miracle, she’ll need to grab the attention of billionaire Max Parrish who’s offering business grants. How? By crashing his holiday party.

Max Parrish is a successful entrepreneur who prides himself on seeing through people’s characters and ulterior motives. When Angelica approaches him during his business Christmas party, he knows she’s not on his carefully curated guest list. Still, he lets her make her pitch. Her beauty and confidence intrigue him, and her proposal is nearly as tempting as she is. Max knows firsthand how important second chances are, so he agrees to fund Angelica’s grant with strings…him.

Max and Angelica find themselves collaborating over her business plan during the town’s festive holiday traditions. But Max has been fooled before. Will Angelica’s good intentions last beyond the holiday?

My Review:

Its been a minute since I caught up with the Rossi Family and this was a fun read to do that with. With this group it feel like you are catching up with friends you haven’t talk to in a while! I really liked Max he had a big heart and felt with a blow that so many families deal with and some done come out of without deep everlasting scars. Yet with Max who took it on the chin and was determined to leave the world a better place. Angelica and Cosima seemed more like sister and had each others back and  would take on just about anything even if a little mischief was involved. They were both very determined to do great things even if it meant starting over. They were so fun to read about each had a large personally with a gentle spirit. The only thing is in the end I wanted to read move of Cosima story so I hope this is not the last we read of her. This book does contain sex so it may not be suitable for all readers. Overall it was a fun read and well worth it. 

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fiction · five star

The Wedding Ranch Nancy Naigle


Description:

A second chance at love awaits two brokenhearted people if they’re just willing to trust each other—and themselves, in USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle’s The Wedding Ranch

When Lorri Walker’s husband gifted her with a mastiff puppy on Valentine’s Day, she believed he was recommitting himself to their marriage after going astray. Six months later, he left both her and their dog for someone else. Since her recent move to Dalton Mill to unbraid herself from the past, Lorri’s graphic design business is now flourishing, her growing mastiff, Mister, has plenty of space to romp, and her ex in Raleigh can fade to a distant memory.

Ryder Bolt is haunted by the tragic loss of his wife and young son seven years ago. Thankfully, ranching keeps Ryder busy, and spending time with his niece and nephew—whose venue, The Wedding Ranch, has become a popular tourist destination—keeps him from getting lonely.

When Lorri and Ryder met, love was the last thing they were looking for. When they’re together, smiles come easier and burdens feel lighter, and both are embracing the possibility of something deeper. 

But when a long-buried revelation surfaces, the fate that brought them together threatens to tear them apart.

My Review:

This book was amazing, seriously had the hardest time putting it down, and then when it was over I just wanted so much more. This book had so many emotions in it. The author also did an amazing job at making you feel like you were right there in the story the whole time. I really like Lorri, she had this big heart and she was so relatable but she also came off as putting people at arms length, but that  felt like it was for the purpose of finding healing and forgiveness in the pain she face. Ryder was a big old grouch except when it came to family then he would do just about anything for them, His world stopped the day he lost his wife and son but his family and his small town was trying to help him find himself again. I loved Reece and Ross what amazing characters and they just felt so real. I really hope this is not then end of the story with these characters I am so ready for more. Overall I really could not say anything bad about this book it was worth the read hands down. I also liked that the author kept it clean so it would be suitable for all readers. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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fiction · Three Star

The Fireman’s Christmas Wish by Nan Reinhardt

Description:

Her heart is wide open, but he’s nailed his shut.

Preschool teacher Harley Cole has always viewed life through rose-colored glasses. With a career she loves, friends she enjoys, and a home that is her haven, there’s only one thing missing—finding her soul mate. As the holidays approach, Harley is inspired to help her former high school crush rediscover his holiday joy. It’s just a good deed…until the feelings she thought were gone come rushing back.

Fire Chief Becker Lange returns home to River’s Edge with a heavy heart. His divorce has emotionally ravaged him, leaving him more confused than ever about what women want. So to protect himself from another failure, he closes his heart. And then Harley Cole makes him a flirty dare that she can help him overcome the holiday blues. Beck’s not sure he wants to, but Harley’s a hard woman to tell no.

Can the magic of Christmas and a sweet stray kitten bring these two lonely souls together?

My Review:

I loved Lucy she was so fun to read about. Harley had a huge heart and really wanted what’s best for not just Beck but everyone in her life. She also faced a lot with her mom being sick and trying to navigate life, all the while trying to find where she best fit. Beck was a grouch and the first word that came to mind is Ogre, he just had this “woah is me” through the whole book and just could seem to look out side of his situation to see what others were faced with sometimes. I was not a huge fan of him. In some situations you could see his heart was in the right place but still, I just wanted to grab him and say snap out of it. I like his brothers Max and Rye they seemed to add a fun element to the book as well. I would say that over all it was a decent read and a quick read. 

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fiction · Two Star

My Christmas with You by Fortune Whelan

Description:

Christmas is a time for family and forgiveness…

Mabel Gray is no stranger to rebuilding her life. She ran away from her childhood sweetheart, ghosting him to create a life away from her controlling family in Conception Bay. Fifteen years later, she’s done it again. After walking away from her marriage and the hotel empire she built with her ex, she’s broke and a single mom to a teen. But with a loan from her mother, she plans to rise again, this time back in her hometown. Her only concern? Running into Danny, the man she’s never forgotten.

Danny Dorsey knows all about second chances. After recklessly crashing his car days after signing a professional hockey contract, he lost everything—including the girl he loved. Years later, he’s the wealthy creator of an illustrious social media and lifestyle brand. Finally feeling settled, Danny makes an unexpected detour to visit his family for Christmas…only to find himself sitting with Mabel at dinner.

Falling in love has always been easy. But will the secrets of the past once again tear them apart?

My Review:

This is a new to me author so that being said I have not read any of the other book in the series. However this book was not for me. There was a LOT of back and forth with “I like you today, but not tomorrow” it just kind of got old. I found Dany harsh and almost mean for most of the book except when it came to his niece otherwise I am not really a fan at all. I did like Season, Charmaine, Clark, Athena, Leena they just added a lot of fun and laughter to the book. I found I did like Mabel she was a fighter and she wanted to give the best life she could for her daughter. Overall I would say this was not a book I would find myself rereading, There is adult language and content in this book so it my not be suitable for all. 

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fiction · Three Star

When You Kiss Me Melinda Curtis

Description:

USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis brings another installment of The Kissing Test, an irresistibly funny, secret identity, clean romantic comedy.

She’s a serious-minded academic…

Professor Violet Summer thinks of herself as the frumpy Summer sister who doesn’t go on adventures or fall for handsome strangers. Her idea of excitement is spending the summer at her family’s home in the Hamptons researching Shakespeare’s influence on modern literature.

He’s made a vow to change his ways…

Texas oilman Cooper Pearson made a bet with his father that he could survive one summer without the family’s money or influence. Now he’s an anonymous hired-hand exercising horses at a Hamptons stable–far removed from his typical four-star summer vacation.

A chance meeting on the beach ignites a moment of excitement that Violet has experienced many times, but only in the musty pages she has studied. Will she have the courage to see how this real-life story ends?

If you enjoy secret identity movies like My Secret Billionaire or The Prince and Me, you’ll enjoy this full-length, clean romantic comedy with an HEA and no cliffhangers.

My Review:

Overall I like this story, I felt liked Grandma Dotty and Coop made this story for me. I was not a huge fan of Violet I felt like she came off as stuck, selfish and had a “better than you” attitude for most of the book. Coop was determined to make a better person of himself and be the person his dad saw him to be. I felt like was laid back but also had a big heart and wanted to leave people better than he found them he just wanted to find his place in the world. Now what can I say about Grandma Dotty she was the true star of this series so far she a pistol and truly wants nothing but the best for those she loves. She holds nothing back and will have you laughing so hard. I can’t wait to see where the author take Maggie’s story she seems to have a huge heart with big dreams. This book is a clean read so its suitable for all.  

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fiction · Three Star

Wyoming Rodeo Rescue Carol Ross

Description:

Will a Wyoming cowboy…

Rescue her heart?

Famous equestrian Summer Davies travels to Wyoming to escape a scandal…and rescue Levi Blackwell’s rodeo. When she arrives early, the only place to stay is with the ornery—and gorgeous—cowboy. Their commitment to making the rodeo a success, and Summer’s affection for his young daughter, draws them together. When he learns about her past, will he still want her help? Or will he end up chasing her away?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging.

The Blackwells of Eagle Springs

Book 1: Wyoming Promise by Anna J. Stewart
Book 2: 
A Wyoming Secret Proposal by Amy Vastine
Book 3: 
Wyoming Rodeo Rescue by Carol Ross
Book 4: 
Her Favorite Wyoming Sheriff by Cari Lynn Webb
Book 5: 
Wyoming Christmas Reunion by Melinda Curtis

My Review:

I was not a huge fan of this book in the end. I felt like this book started off strong and then just tapered off. I really liked Isle she was full of spirit but my heart broke for her with the way her parents acted. I liked Theo as well I so wanted more of his story he seemed like he had such a big heart and really cared for those he loved. I found Levi to be a bit of a jerk and he was not my favorite. I did like Summer why she was running from her problems she was also finding herself and how to make a better life for her and those she loved. She was a fighter and would stop at nothing to protect those close to her. This is a clean read and suitable for all readers. Overall while I liked finding out more about The Blackwells this book just was not for me. 

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fiction · four star

Cowboy on the Run Anne McAllister

Description:

World’s most eligible bachelor?

Gotta be a joke. Sure, he’s heir to a Montana ranching empire, but Rance Phillips has no intention of perpetuating the dynasty just because a lifestyle magazine and his meddling father are pushing brides-to-be down his throat. But when his path unexpectedly crosses Ellie O’Connor’s, he pulls up short.

Once his college sweetheart, strong-willed, stubborn Ellie is now a widowed mother of four. Four? Rance should be running for the hills. Instead he lingers, then settles in, determined to help save her family’s ranch for Josh, her eldest son.

Ellie doesn’t want help. She doesn’t want Rance! Well, actually she does. But he won’t stay. Not forever. 

So he needs to leave now. Before she falls for him again. Before her willpower crumbles. But mostly before Rance notices that Josh looks far too much like him!

My Review:

SO my favorite line in this story was “Last I heard homicide was illegal in Montana”. I feel like when the characters are faced with some really tough subjects that author will throw in a line like this that will have you laughing. I like Rance he seemed like he had a big heart and sought out to do what was right even when it didn’t make sense. I felt like Ellie was tough and strong yet also came off broken and just looking to hang in there for her kids. I will say there is adult topics and content that may not be suitable for all readers. Overall was a fun read. 

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Christmas Eve Cowboy Diana Palmer; Delores Fossen; Kate Pearce

Description:

Snow is falling, and when it comes to love, so are these rugged, gorgeous cowboys, in a romantic holiday collection from three bestselling authors . . .
 
ONCE THERE WAS A LAWMAN * Diana Palmer
FBI agent Thomas Kincaid Jones has soured on love and Christmas, but Annalisa Davis could change all that. Except the lovely nurse isn’t looking to get involved with someone whose job requires a gun on his hip. And Tom has a case to solve that has nothing to do with love. Yet the spirit of the holidays just might spark a lifetime connection . . .
 
CHRISTMAS CREEK COWBOY * Delores Fossen
In Christmas Creek, Texas, folks go all out for the holidays, but Sheriff Calen Jameson is too busy commiserating about cheating exes with his best friend, Emmy Kendrick. Calen always thought their bond was too precious to risk, yet maybe it’s time to start making some changes . . . by firing up the heat with Emmy.
 
COMING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS * Kate Pearce
Lucy Smith thinks Santa has outdone himself when Caleb Erickson shows up at her B&B. In high school, Caleb was oblivious to her crush. But while they wait out a snowstorm, he’s discovering she may be the gift he never knew he wanted . . .

My Review:

Once There was a Lawman-So this story starts the book off strong!  So with this story even though they just met it seemed to just work. The author made it seemed liked they had known each other forever and it didn’t feel like the author was forcing it. I loved Annalisa she was feisty and she could hold her own she had the biggest heart for others.  I liked Tom he came off like a know it all at some times but his heart was int he right place! I would say this story out of all three was my favorite. 

Christmas Creek Cowboy-This story was so cute it had small town drama, it had best friends finding love and it had a cute baby with tons of surprises. I think in the end the only thing I was more of was Nessa and her story she felt like such a mystery that needed to be discovered. I really Liked Emmy she was a pistol. Calen he seem to have the towns problems on his shoulders but did not let that stop him from being a kind human to everyone. 

Coming Home for Christmas-This story was probably my least favorite out of all three stories. The story seemed more forced then organic. I did like Lucy she was full of sprit and a fighter but I just felt like she could have done better then Caleb. Caleb was ok but he came off very self centered. I also really liked Chip he was such a wise soul. Overall the book was a fun read and very quick read even with three stories. Each story does contain adult content that may not be suitable for all readers. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Kate Pearce

Delores Fossen

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