Romance Category

Orison

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With a life full of wrong choices and a growing list of women used and thrown to the side, Branson King seems to have hit rock bottom.  It doesn’t help that he’s been targeted by a dryad, Aurianna, to pay for the death of her grandmother after he crashed his car into a tree killing her.   Aurianna has been shunned by the other dryads, and in order to earn her place back with them, she must kill Branson.  After the two meet, it seems that the heart has something else in store for them.  Can they turn their back on the spark that they feel and go against everybody and everything that they are told or believe?

 

There is a lot of information that is given in the beginning of the book and I struggled for a little bit trying to figure out what was going on.  I stuck with it and then wasn’t able to stop reading once it started making sense.  If you take the time to get through the rough start, it’s worth reading.

 

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Four Chambers: Power of the Matchmaker

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Andra Stone can’t deny the attraction or the feelings she has for Everett Covington.  However, Everett is not in her plans for becoming a pediatric heart surgeon and she knows that she must choose between her dreams or her heart, and right now it’s not her heart that she is worried about fixing.  With only four chambers of the heart and four areas of her life, she must make a decision soon or she’ll lose the most important person in her life.  She only has one chamber left.  Four Chambers: Power of the Matchmaker series finds Pearl helping another stubborn head strong couple make the most important decision of their lives.  Fortunately, Pearl is just as stubborn and patient.  She’s willing to step in and prod the couple along.

I did enjoy Four Chambers; it was quite interesting reading it in the four different sections. Each section a different time in Andra’s life and each part Everett comes in and out of the story, ready to show her he still loves her.  Some of the characters were very strong willed and actually made you laugh out loud at their beliefs, but it gave the story a little more depth and gave Andra and Everett a bond that no others would understand.  This helped them to lean on each other for support. Everett never game up on Andra and you couldn’t help but understand Andra’s desire to succeed.  Thank you Julie Wright for an entertaining story and a get away from reality.

 

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Fresh Starts: Bree’s Story; A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series (Second Chances Book 3)


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Bree has been able to live a few short years free of fear from her crazy stalker as he sits in his jail cell.  However, his time has come to an end and he’s about to be released.  In order to protect her and her family, her brother has hired a private body guard aka Greyson Law.  Heading to Oregon to care for an apple orchard under the disguise of a married couple, Greyson and Bree find that the chemistry is pretty strong from the get go.  It helps that Greyson has had a crush on Bree since they were kids and now Greyson just has to convince her that he’s not the jock from high school that she remembers.

Kimberly Krey does an amazing job writing a story that has characters that anybody can relate to.  As with her other books, the characters are developed and the story line moves quickly.  It seems every time I open one of her books I set it down thinking, “Wow, now that was my favorite one!” Each one is just as good as the one before.  I love that her books can be read by themselves, but they are also all interconnected with characters from each of the series.

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Sweet & Sassy Anthology: Sand and Kisses

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Open for Love by Elana Johnson

Sabrina Arnold runs her family’s Bed & Breakfast, trying to save pennies where she can, meaning that it’s up to her to fix plumbing issues at the same time she is booking wedding packages to famous guests.  However, when a new Bed & Breakfast is set to open right next door, Sabrina can’t help but snoop.  Snooping always brings more trouble than it’s worth, and this trouble comes in the form of a very good looking Carter Hammond.  Little does Sabrina know that Carter is her competition, and he omits the fact he’s the owner.  Trying to get past deceptions, business differences, and a painful loss can their small romance bloom?

 

Secrets in the Sand by Cindy M. Hogan

We’ve seen Christy Hadden, young talented spy, before.  She has a knack of finding trouble when she should be planning and enjoying a secret rendezvous with her handler/boyfriend.  A night of romance quickly turns into a vacation of hide and seek from the police and an attempted murder turns into a real murder gone wrong, with all the evidence pointing at Christy.  It quickly becomes a race of finding the real culprit and freeing an innocent kid.

 

Life’s a Beach by Jo Noelle

Trying to get away from love and all the horrible baggage that comes with it, Jenna Brennan tries to stay far away from Misty Harbor Cottages.  Attending a faraway school and accepting internships.  Finally giving in to her Uncle Walter’s requests, she finds herself sucked back to the Cottages and finds herself accepting a challenge against her longtime friend, and the man she loves: Cole Zamora.  Competing for the chance to own the cottages while trying to fight her growing love, Jenna finds that she can’t win every competition.

 

The Upgrade by Candice Toone

Amanda Ford has graduated from college, and taking the big step into being an adult with responsibilities is proving rather difficult.  Throwing caution to the wind, Amanda follows her friend to a college football game which turns into a date with a cute very cute guy.  Things get complicated when that cute fling happens to be a college student who shows up to her study abroad orientation.  Trying to keep the relationship strictly professional and nip the feelings before they begin is proving more and more difficult with the time the two are thrown together.

 

Surfboards and Star Trek by Donea Lee Weaver

Anna is enjoying a last get away with her daughter, before she heads off to college, and as a single mom they both don’t mind enjoying a little eye candy on their vacation.  Things seem to go well when the two meet Derek, and Anna finds herself falling madly in love.  However, their age difference raises several concerns and she runs for the hills.  Can Derek prove to Anna that their love is real and that they are good for each other?

This has been another fun anthology to read.  It wasn’t my favorite anthology, but they stories were engaging and kept a steady pace.  I happened to enjoy Surfboards and Star Trek the best, a little quirky romance that kept the characters real.

 

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Gladly Beyond


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Crazy Claire Raythorn is anything but crazy; however, that title seems to follow her everywhere she goes after one tiny incident involving a cheating man.    Trying to repair her reputation and start a new life, Claire accepts a job interview in Florence, Italy.  Only to Claire’s disbelief, not only has she been invited to the meeting, but also her cheating ex and one other playboy- Dante D’Angelo.

Dante D’Angelo is a triplet, and the three brothers share a secret and a curse that only their family knows about. This curse has led all the other D’Angelo men mad and forced them to an early death.  However, the curse was forced to change when the three brothers were born.  The curse, or their GUT as the boys call it, has been quite helpful in keeping their pockets lined and the family well provided for.  There’s only one problem, Dante is unable to see Claire the same way he see’s everybody else.  She’s untouched by his curse.

Claire is just beginning to feel somewhat normal, as long as she ignores the stalker that has made himself a permanent fixture in her life.  Warning bells begin to go off and threaten her sanity again when a man in a green suit keeps popping up in her selfies. Unfortunately, the man in the green suit could be Dante’s identical twin.  Before she goes completely mad, Claire must confront Dante and find out what’s really going on.

Together Dante and Claire are in a race against time: past, present and future.  With the help of the three brothers and their talents they must find the answers to so many questions that keep throwing themselves at them.  Everything is changing and someone isn’t who they claim to be.  Brought together by chance they find that they are interconnected through time.

This happens to be my second book I’ve read by Nichole Van in a very short period of time, and I can’t get enough of her writing.  Once I started reading her I had to stop everything and just keep reading.  She hooks you from line one.  There is so much going on with developed characters, intense story lines, and historical facts you can’t helped but to be captivated.  I will keep looking for more books from Nichole Van and I know I won’t be disappointed.

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Ranch Hand For Auction: A Western Romance Novella

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Meg, a successful artist and business woman, has been living in Colorado in a going-nowhere-dead-end relationship.  Looking for a break and a chance to relive the traditions of her late Mother, she takes off to Montana to help her father with processing grapes.  The county fair is known for its auctioning off ranch hands to help farmers out for a week, giving them that extra hand to get things finished up for the season.  When Meg saw the gorgeous hunk, Jake Billings, up for bid she couldn’t stop herself from yelling out and winning him for the week.  In one short week, Meg realizes there’s more to her relationship with the ranch hand than their ever could be with the commitment-phobia man she has back home.  Now she just has to make a choice: jump at the chance for something new and lasting or stay safe in something that she knows but it’s not going anywhere?

I have read several of Kimberly Krey’s books and I will be the first to jump on any new books that she has.  She is, by far, my favorite author.   Once again, she’s created a short romantic novella that has captured everything that makes a great romance. Strong characters, engaging conversation and there’s never a dull moment.  Her writing just keeps flowing.  I enjoyed reading Ranch Hand for Auction and will be recommending to my friends.

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Spring in Hyde Park (Timeless Regency Collection Book 3)

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A Happy Accident

Jennifer Moore

Jonathan Burles, questioned his decision even as he found himself slowing his horse down to pull over to help the two people trying to pull their carriage from the mud.  It was pouring rain and everybody was soaked to the bone.  Sending the servant for help, the soon to be Marquess of Spencer, stayed with the woman trying to stay dry in the comfort of the carriage.  Little does he know that one decision would lead to a very upset father and a forced marriage?  Maryann Croft couldn’t be more embarrassed by her father’s outrage and threats, with no other choice but to settle down as the new wife to the Marquess of Spencer she figured she should make the best of the situation, while trying to keep her family’s secret from her new husband.  Jonathan and Maryann were strangers, but now they have no other choice but to get to know each other, and maybe if they are lucky, find love in Hyde Park.

 

The Disdainful Duke

G.G. Vandagriff

Lady Saphronia Huffington has firm strong beliefs in subjects that tend to be suited more for the gentleman of the Ton.  Content with standing on the sidelines next to her beautiful younger sister, Saphronia finds that she is unable to resist the deep conversations and arguments with the dashingly handsome rogue, Duke of Mayfield.  When her sister, Lady Lavinia become engaged to his brother, Lord Gilbert Caldwell the Duke and Saphronia find that they are thrown together more and more, and the sparks are flying.  When an accident almost takes Saphronia’s life, the Duke realizes that he could never live without the spirit, her wit, or her beauty.

 

An Invisible Heiress

Nichole Van

What do you do when you are a young single woman that’s inherited a very successful business from your father?  You propose marriage to an unsuspecting stranger and try to talk him into letting you purchase him, of course.  Colin Radcliffe is more than shocked when the young Miss Belle Heartstone meets him in a park with a list of reasons why he should agree to her proposal.  The Marquess of Blake may be hurting for money, but he’s not so desperate to marry the first title hungry heiress that comes along.  Through a face alias, Belle helps to fund Colin’s 0business venture overseas, and through letters and time, Belle finds that she has fallen                 madly in love with a man who believes her to be an old man and silent business partner.  Once Colin realizes the truth, can he overcome the betrayal and see the beautiful and smart woman in front of him?

I love these Timeless Regency Collections. They are able to capture an amazing story in a short amount of time.  I feel the authors are always chosen wisely and I continue to look forward to reading each one that I’ve come across.  The regency period has always been my favorite, and these collections never disappoint.  I especially loved the letters that were shared in An Invisible Heiress, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a story written that way, and I loved it.

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Love is Come (Power of the Matchmaker)

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She was devastated; her whole world as she knew it was taken away from her.   With the tragic accident that killed her parents, Nelle Thompson  moved to the country to live with her strict unloving aunt.  Trying to get over the grief and depression while making sure to account for every expense she incurred in her aunt’s ledger, Nelle didn’t know how she was ever going to survive.  It didn’t help that she had constant bags under eyes from the nightmares that woke her at night, could she ever get out of her slump?  There was only one true person that could make her smile, Mathew Janson.  Mathew, who also happened to be her eccentric cousin’s fiancé, was everything Nelle thought a true gentleman and fiancé should be.  However, what do you do when you find yourself falling in love with your cousin’s fiancé?  With the help and guidance of Pearl, the owner of the apothecary shop, Nelle hopes to find true happiness before she slips further into her depression.  There is only one problem, a certain event leads Nelle into believing that she has truly lost her mind, and the only option left for her to do is run back to the city and hide from everything and everybody she has come to love.

 

Another book in the Power of the Matchmaker series, Love is Come, can be read alone as can all the books in this series.  It has been fun to read Miss Pearl’s adventures and watch as she comes and goes in these couples lives.  Heather B. Moore has quickly moved up my list of favorite authors to read, because she is so great at weaving a sweet romance.  I usually stay away from any kind of book or movie from this time era because I do not enjoy the era at all.  The women are easy and the men are jerks.  It was nice to find that a gentleman could actually exist during this time and a woman could keep her virtues.

 

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