The Sheriff’s Bride

 

The Sheriff’s Bride

Kimberly Krey

 

What a better way to start you night than curling up to a great book?  That’s how I felt reading Kimberly Krey’s The Sheriff’s Bride.  Jessie has seen plenty of heartache and hurt growing up, watching her mom battle abusive relationship one right after the other.  She’s all but sworn off love for herself.  However, fate wouldn’t hear of it, because there’s a new Sheriff in town and one way or another, fate was going to have its way.

Sheriff Trent Middleton had his work cut out for him in this town and its lax laws. For the people’s safety he was hell bent and determined to make sure the laws were followed, even if that meant making him the most hated man in town.  The first person on his radar? The beautiful woman plastering flyers all over the town’s power poles. Sparks were going to fly.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Kimberly Krey is an amazing author.  She brings life to these characters. You feel their pain, their hope, and their happiness.  You walk the walk with them and can’t help but to cheer them on-or yell at them for being stubborn and not noticing what they have right in front of them.  Fighting through their pain and their past, you want Jessie and Trent to succeed and find their way to each other. Thank you for another great story, I can’t wait for any more Kimberly has to send our way.

 

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The Fall of Lord Drayson (Tanglewood Book 1)

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When a stranger, aka the new earl of Drayson, knocks on your door and informs you that you and you widowed mother must move out and then a mere few hours later is back in your home suffering from amnesia, what do you do? You tell a few small lies and then bam, you instantly have a new butler, coachman, and servant at you beck and call. Lucy Beresford tries very hard to stick to her promise to her late father, a vicar, that she’ll never tell a lie again, but it seems that Colin Cavendish could learn a lesson in humility and Lucy knows that sweat and heard work can help bring anyone around. What Lucy wasn’t ready for was the pangs of guilt amidst the stolen kisses.

I enjoyed this book immensely! Lucy’s quick wit in an impossible scenario makes me laugh and enjoy Colin’s distress—that sounds horrible, but I must say Colin deserved it. As the pride seems to melt away, I couldn’t help but have a crush on the guy. I have read other books by Rachael Anderson and look forward to reading more.

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King of the Friend Zone (Power of the Matchmaker)

 

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When Esme created her list for the perfect man she found him in her new fiancé and she couldn’t be happier.  Life could not be going any better, the only problem?  Whenever her boyfriends have met her best friend in the past, they tend to take off…running.  A little worried that would happen with this fiancé, Esme has not introduced Jon (the fiancé) to Hunter (the boyfriend).  However, time has come that she has to face the inevitable and introduce the two.  The biggest problem that the boys have with Hunter is that he’s a H-O-T. A gorgeous strong incredible looking man and to top it off he’s a fireman, yep ladies he’s a real winner.

Jon says, “Oh Hell No!”

Now Esme must choose between her lifelong best friend or the man’s she’s going to marry.  There’s one little, I mean big glitch: Hunter has admitted to being in love with Esme and Esme has been banned from contacting Hunter at all.  Will this end everything that Hunter and Esme have ever had together or will this love be strong enough for Esme to be brave enough to go for him?

This is another book in the Power of the Matchmaker Series, but as with all the other books it could be read alone, it is fun however to read all the books and know the background of the cute Pearl that makes her appearance to push these couples along .  I’ve loved reading Sheralyn Pratt’s books.  She makes me laugh, she makes me scowl, and she makes me cheer for the characters.  She knows how to create a beautiful romance with the right about of conflict and is great at adding a little suspense to her stories.

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Between Heaven and Earth (Power of the Matchmaker)

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Living life as normally as they can, Cassandra volunteers to coach her son’s soccer team where a small incident brings her in touch with Matt –whose wife has passed on and is trying desperately to raise his two young sons. Needing the companionship and friendship of another person brings these two closer. With complicated circumstances and the chance at a new love around the corner can Cassandra say goodbye to her husband and let him have the peace he needs?

I really loved this book, it had you thinking on so many levels. Pearl came to the rescue again in this book from the Power of the Matchmaker series. Once I started reading, I had to keep turning the pages-it kept me hooked from page one.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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One Small Chance (A Love Story from Portugal)

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Isabel Antunes doesn’t think it could get any worse after she gets plowed into by a careless man on a bike, until she finds out that the man that just ran her to the ground has just been hired by her boss to be her assistant. The only solace that Isabel finds is writing to her long time best friend and pen pal “Elliot.”

When Simon Ackerley, aka Elliot, hit the woman on the street he had no idea that he’d be hitting not only his new colleague, but also long time pen pal, “Amélie”. After the accident and the chance discovery of a letter in his handwriting in her possession, Simon knows he’s started off on the wrong foot if he’s going to win over Isabel after he’s spent all these years waiting to meet her.

This was a short easy clean read that didn’t take much thought-just sit back and enjoy. With a little mystery and sweet romance it was fun to read.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Summer House Party (Timeless Regency Collection Book 4)

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An Engagement of Convenience by Regina Scott

Kitty Chapworth was taken in by her overbearing and abusive Uncle to care as a chaperone for her cousins.  Her other duties also included making sure the house ran smoothly and to intercept those wishing to elope.  When Quentin Adair-one of those gentleman that had been intercepted years ago trying to run off with her cousin and was intercepted, punished and banished by Kitty’s uncle-returns from 10 years working in Jamaica, Kitty finds that she is drawn to him and learns that some feelings never go away.  Suggesting an engagement of convenience, Quentin has plans to get back at Kitty’s uncle and is relieved when Kitty is on board.

A Perfect Match by Donna Hatch

Some people fall harder and more quickly than others and that seems to be the case for Genevieve’s best friend falls in love with Christian Amesbury.  However, Christian doesn’t return these feelings nor has he encouraged them in any way.  As her best friend, Genevieve tries to through the two together but finds herself falling for the handsome man.

The Paupers’ House Party by Sarah M. Eden

Edward Downy has been invited to a party and it’s not just any party, it’s a party for all the poor members of society who have found themselves in troubled times.  The hosts of the party have made a sport of the guests and force them into a competition to earn the right to by the hosts’ heirs.  Edward sides with his new friend Agatha Holmwood and are appalled at the sport the hosts have created.  They come to fall for each other but their financial situation and their feelings towards the competition have made it almost impossible to act on their feelings.

 

Another Timeless Regency Collection that I enjoyed reading, the stories are quick and entertaining.  These collections help you find new authors to explore and also bring in your favorite authors.  This collection wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t a disappointment either.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Chasing Fireflies (Power of the Matchmaker)

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As a child her life had been mapped out for her, or so it seemed.  When the small mysterious woman tells her to search for her one true love named Paul, Savannah knows she must search the world for him.  With a chance to travel to China to keep looking, she jumps on it.  Once in China, she finds her true love: Paul.  However, things don’t go quite as planned and before she knows it, Savannah is falling in love with the handsome chef: Julian-and he’s not Paul!!  Torn on whether she should listen to her heart or listen to the words of a woman from so many years ago.  She may just lose the one man who could love and show her the kindness that no man named Paul has ever done.

I can’t explain how much I loved this book.  I kept telling my husband and my friend how great it was, to find a character that could some up my personality.  I’ve tried so many times and here comes Savannah and she explains who I am.  Taylor Dean, the author, has a beautiful way with words.  I devoured this book. Reading passages and highlighting so many things that she wrote and hit spot on.  This has been my favorite Power of the Matchmaker books by far.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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The Villian

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Left alone to care for her younger brother and sister, Rosemary Mayfield is determined to make a life for them out in the wilds of the west. With her parent’s death after a robbery gone badly, Rosemary takes Benjamin and Emily to the home where they were to live and starts a new life with them. A city girl from New York City couldn’t be more lost. However, fate seems to have a different plan in store for the little family when a very large and very hairy man falls injured through their roof. Deciding to care for the stranger may put the family at risk or might find them a guardian to help protect them and teach them the ways of the west.

When Nicolas Ekkridon wakes up to the sight of the three orphans, immediately he knows that no good can come of this, because he had a hand in the fateful robbery that killed their parents. As a time traveler Nicolas has lived many different lives and has been in several different eras and countries. He’s a tough man and has a past that would make rule living Rosemary shrink away. They are forced to live under one roof and make a life together in the Wild West.

This was a very different read for me, I received the book a while ago and I didn’t read the back synopsis so I was a little surprised when time travel came into the story. It was a very quick read and actually very entertaining, there was suspense and murder and mystery, and of course some time travel. May Nicole Abbey had a strong woman and an even stronger man as the main characters and they kept the story moving quickly. A very fun time travel story.

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O’er the River Liffey

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Niall Doherty can weave the most beautiful tale, enchanting the ladies and drawing in the gentleman. His own life has not been a very happy story, forced out of his home and taken down a few notches as gentleman forced into working as a tutor for the baron’s young brothers. Niall doesn’t know what he’ll do when a beautiful young heiress, Caroline Fulton catches his eye and makes his pulse race. Should he ignore the feelings, especially since he’s been told by a mysterious woman named Pearl, that he would be meeting the woman of his dreams on a bridge far from this house party? Does he hold out for that woman destined for him, or does he give into the feelings that he has for Caroline.

Caroline Fulton knows that as a rich heiress she’s at this house party for one reason, and that is to catch the baron’s eye and bring a title to her family. She didn’t mean to fall head over heels for the handsome tutor that tells the most beautiful stories. Should she follow her heart and make her father unhappy? Niall and Caroline must make hard decisions that will affect their lives and the lives around them.

This wasn’t my favorite book, I felt like it dragged on. I would have like to see a shorter version, one that you could find in an anthology. It is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series, and it follows Pearl into another couples’ life.

I received a free ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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