Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book Review: "Good Girls Don't" by Victoria Dahl

Book Desciption:

With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman -- or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break-in at her family’s brewery. He’s got his own problems -- starting with the fact that his partner Simone is pregnant and everyone thinks he's the father. The last thing he needs is a nice girl like Tessa getting under his skin.

Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tensions could tear her tight-knit family apart.  In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their “baby” sister. Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath.

My thoughts:

I have read romance - I have read some pretty 'intense' romances to put it midly.  There are a few words I don't think need to be put in books and this one had them.  I made it about 4 chapters and am done.  The rest of the series will now be posted on PaperBack Swap.  Couldn't finish...

Happy Reading!!

Book Review: "The Accidental Bride" by Christina Skye

Book Description:

Love can find you in the most unlikely of places...   — When her friends order her to take a vacation, celebrity chef Jilly O'Hara is skeptical. She may be overwhelmed by her sudden success, but a trip to the mountains is not her idea of fun. Especially when a snowstorm forces her to fill in for an absentee bride in a lavish television wedding taking place at the resort. But then the ruggedly handsome make-believe groom arrives....

Walker Hale has kept to himself since his return from active duty -- but the next thing he knows, he's reluctantly playing along with the wedding charade. Even this jaded loner isn't immune to Jilly's quirky charm...or her beauty. But Jilly has to return home to Summer Island, leaving Walker to decide if the feelings between them were something more than pretend.

This is the second book in the "Summer Island" series.  Her first being "A Home By the Sea."  I loved that book and I loved this one as well.  This one focused on Jilly.  She is a workaholic who is forced to take a break and relook at her life due to a medical circumstance.  There were plenty of times I was smiling while reading and it was definitely one of those 'can't put down' books. 

This is a great series.  I am loving all the contemporary books I have read by her.  I am not a historical reader, but she also writes those. 

I highly recommend this author and series.

Happy Reading!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Book Review: "Late Edition" by Fern Michaels

Book Description:

Teresa “Toots” Loudenberry has a knack for finding adventure, even when she’s not looking for it. But ever since Sophie convinced her friends to start holding regular séances, life in Los Angeles is getting a little too dramatic even for Toots’s tastes. When Ida receives a message from the beyond suggesting that her late husband was murdered, a spooked Toots decides it’s time the Godmothers left LA for her hometown of Charleston…

Meanwhile, Mavis has been acting suspiciously, mailing packages in bulk and refusing to divulge what she’s up to. She should know by now that Ida, Toots, and Sophie will never let secrets rest or ignore a friend in need. And when the Godmothers discover that whoever killed Ida’s husband has plans for Ida too, they’ll do what they do best—rally together, concoct a daring plan, and show the world there is no match for these formidable friends…\

My thoughts:

This is the third book in the "Godmothers" serices by Fern Michaels.  I have read the other two - "The Scoop" and "Exclusive."  These books are good - they aren't ones that you immediately want to keep reading - it is ok to take a break in between.  =) 

This book had a lot to do with seances and ghosts - I am not into paranormal and almost wanted to put it down, but trugged along.  It wasn't THAT heavy in the paranormal, so I was ok with it.  I will wait a bit to read the next one just in case.  I need a break.  =)

If you are looking for a new non-romance series - give this a try. 

Happy Reading!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Book Review: "Only His" by Susan Mallery

Book Description:

Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart.

Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again...or will their past get in the way?

 My thoughts:

This is book 6 in the ongoing "Fool's Gold" series.  This one focuses on the triplet Nevada Hendrix.  Nevada and Tucker go way back.  Nevada applies for a job thinking she is going to interview with Tucker's dad.  Nope.  It is Tucker himself.  The sparks are still there, but she can't get past how he broke her heart. 

Given the right place the right time - they get together, but Tucker is a temporary resident of Fool's Gold - or is he?

Not my favorite but still a great book from Susan Mallery!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Book Review: "Only Yours" by Susan Mallery

Book Description:

Montana Hendrix has found her calling -- working with therapy dogs.  With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she's finally ready to look for her own happily ever after.  Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right... or maybe Dr. Right?   — Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can't have.  Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch.

Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool's Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?

This is book 5 in the "Fool's Gold" series.  I was a dork =) and lost this book in my TBR and instead of just getting it from the library or one through, I just kept putting it off, thinking that I would just miraculously find it.

Well, yes I was a dork because I love love love this series!!  I LOVE Susan Mallery's books.  I couldn't put this book down!! 

This book focused on triplet Montana Hendrix.  She works with therapy dogs.  When one of her therapy dogs in training got loose in a hospital, she runs into a very arrogant doctor.  Well sparks flew.  But not in the ordinary romance book way.   I loved how Simon's history and his work with the children brought more light in the story.  I loved the chemistry with the two - so much that I had to pick up the next book next!!!

Happy Reading!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Book Review: "The Perfect Hope" by Nora Roberts

Book Description:

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out -- with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro… — As the former manager of a D.C. hotel, Hope is used to excitement and glamour, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate the joys of small-town living. She’s where she wants to be -- except for in her love life. Her only interaction with the opposite sex has been sparring with the infuriating Ryder, who always seems to get under her skin. Still, no one can deny the electricity that crackles between them…a spark that ignited with a New Year’s Eve kiss.

While the Inn is running smoothly, thanks to Hope’s experience and unerring instincts, her big-city past is about to make an unwelcome -- and embarrassing -- appearance. Seeing Hope vulnerable stirs up Ryder’s emotions and makes him realize that while Hope may not be perfect, she just might be perfect for him…

This is the last in the "Innsboro" triology.  The first two are: "The Next Always" and "The Last Boyfriend".  This book featured Ryder and Hope.  You could see from the other two books that this would be the premise of the third book, but still....

I enjoyed this one as well.  I loved how all the characters interact with each other - a big family.  The chemistry with Hope and Ryder was undeniable starting I believe with the second book.  The book was like the other two - I couldn't put it down.  The underneath storyline throughout the book of the 'ghost' of the inn was intriguing.  I am not into 'paranormal' books, and I didn't consider this storyline that big on the paranormal. 

The story was all tied up at the end just like a triology should.  I enjoyed the series.  I would highly recommend this series.

Happy Reading!