Romance

The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown

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The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown
Published by Montlake Romance on January 15, 2019
Genres: Romance
Pages: 286
Goodreads
four-stars

A #1 Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown brings together two wounded hearts in a Texas romance of second chances and twice-in-a-lifetime true love.
Inheriting the Magnolia Inn, a Victorian home nestled in the East Texas pines, is a fantasy come true for Jolene Broussard. After living with the guilt of failing to rescue her self-destructive mother, Jolene knows her aunt and uncle’s B&B is the perfect jump start for a new life and a comforting place to call home. There’s just one hitch: stubborn and moody carpenter Tucker Malone. He’s got a half interest in the Magnolia Inn, and he’s planting his dusty cowboy boots squarely in the middle of her dream.
Ever since his wife’s death, Tucker’s own guilt and demons have left him as guarded as Jolene. The last thing he expects is for his new partner to stir something inside him he thought was gone forever. And as wary as Jolene is, she may have found a kindred spirit—someone she can help, and someone she can hold on to.
Restoring the Magnolia Inn is the first step toward restoring their hearts. Will they be able to let go of the past and trust each other to do it together?

This was a great book to read, Jolene and Tucker are hurt people who have a lot to overcome in themselves before they can really be open to someone else. Restoring an old Victorian house is the perfect opportunity for them to work together and work on themselves as they come together to find that there really is good in the world if they are willing to take the chance.

Highlander Ever After by Paula Quinn

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Highlander Ever After (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, #8) by Paula Quinn
Published by Forever on December 18, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

five-stars




They tried to resist a marriage of convenience…As the clan chief’s son, Adam MacGregor is duty-bound to marry a royal heir. Yet when he meets his bride—a beautiful but haughty young lass who thinks he is nothing more than a common savage—he realizes she’s more than he bargained for. But the more Adam gets to know his new wife, the more intent he is on proving her wrong about him.
But can they resist each other?Sina de Arenberg wants nothing to do with the unsavory MacGregors, especially the fierce Highlander she now calls husband. But the more time she spends with the man she married, the more she sees his honor and courage. Just when she thinks there might be a future for her and Adam, Sina is called back to court. England isn’t the place she remembers, though, and soon she’ll be forced to choose between the life she once knew, and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

Ok, I really loved this book, Adam and Sina are great characters. Both put in the horrible position of having to get married when they don’t want to. Adam to help protect his clan, who he’d actually stepped away from for a bit because he didn’t believe he was worthy and ready for what was expected of him as the eldest son of the Clan Chief. Sina because that is. what her queen told her to do. This love story is filled with anger, forgiveness, fighting, rescues, self-discovery and most assuredly love.

five-stars

My Forever Home by Debbie Burns

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My Forever Home by Debbie Burns
on November 15, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

four-stars




Love comes to the rescue
Vet school drop-out Tess Grasso dreams of having her own pet therapy business, but she meets one disastrous obstacle after another. There’s no denying she has a way with animals, so in the meantime she puts her skills to use at a local no-kill shelter. Between helping her furry companions and a budding relationship with fellow dog lover Mason Redding, Tess begins to find fresh confidence…
What Tess doesn’t know is that Mason is recovering from an accident, hoping to get back to his pro-baseball career. He’s afraid the truth will ruin everything-and he’s right. But in the midst of hurt and betrayal, a free-spirited stray Husky enters their lives, and teaches them a few things about faith, love and forgiveness.
Rescue Me Series: A New Leash on Love (Book 1) Sit, Stay, Love (Book 2) My Forever Home (Book 3)
What People Are Saying About Debbie Burns: “Fun and satisfying.”–RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

This was a great read, perfect for any animal lover with all the puppies. The story is great and the romance between Tess and Mason was sweet. Mason a pro baseball player who’s dealing with an injury. While Tess who is wanting to start a pet therapy business but is having to over come problem after problem. The messages about faith, love and forgiveness in this book is perfect for the holiday season. I had a fun afternoon getting lost in this book, once you start it you won’t put it down till the story is over.

four-stars

Earl to the Rescue by Jane Ashford

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Earl to the Rescue by Jane Ashford
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 4, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

three-stars




Who needs a knight in shining armor when there’s an earl at your side…?
Gwendeline Gregory doesn’t know what to think when she encounters the dashing Alex St. Audley, Earl of Merryn. She’s in over her head in London Society, trying to fend off a scoundrel who will stop at nothing to ruin her. On the brink of a devastating scandal, the earl arrives just when she needs him most. But are his motivations trustworthy? And can he avert ruin for both of them?

This story starts out with Gwendeline about ready to lose her home and everything she knows after the untimely death of her parents. Who really wasn’t that parental and spent more time traveling and tending to their own interests instead of their daughter. Unsure of what to do with herself due to her upbringing and her station among the English society and having no relatives to rely on. Gwendeline is in a real pickle, until Alex St Audley, the fifth Earl of Merryn arrives on her doorstep. Now Alex thought that she was a much younger girl and figured he would be her benefactor setting her up in a school. Much to both their surprises things turned out differently and while slow going seeing Gwendeline learn to navigate London and the Ton and Alex trying to help her. I enjoyed this story, the interactions between Alex and Gwendeline are good and the story does eventually pull you in after the slow start.

three-stars

You Had Me at Cowboy by Jennie Marts

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You Had Me at Cowboy by Jennie Marts
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 27, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

four-stars




“Funny, complicated, and irresistible. Sometimes a cowboy isn’t perfect but you got to love him anyway.”–JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author for Caught Up in a Cowboy
This cowboy is falling hard
Mason James is the responsible one who stayed behind to run the ranch while his brother, Rock, took off to play professional hockey. Women have used him before to get to his brother–and Mason intends never to get burned again. But after he meets quirky Tessa Kane at his brother’s wedding, Mason discovers he’s ready to take a chance on love.
Tessa Kane is a reporter on the verge of losing a job she desperately needs–unless she’s clever enough to snag a story on the famous Rockford James. But when she falls for her subject’s brother, she’s caught between a rock and a hard-muscled cowboy. What will happen when Mason finds out who she really is?
Cowboys of Creedence Series: Caught Up in a Cowboy (Book 1) You Had Me at Cowboy (Book 2) It Started With a Cowboy (Book 3)
What People Are Saying About
Caught Up in a Cowboy
: “Chemistry so electric it flies off the page.”–RT Book Reviews for Caught Up in a Cowboy, 4 stars “Full of exquisite heat and passion…wonderful.”–Harlequin Junkie “An appealing story of love rediscovered…enjoy this tender tale.”–Publishers Weekly

I enjoyed this book a lot. The story kept me entertained and I didn’t want to put it down until I finished it. Jennie Marts is a great author and I look forward to reading more of her books. The relationship between the Mason and Tees is fun to read, and its nice to see the good guy getting the girl. For a romance book this one checks off all the right boxes and has everything that you would want.

four-stars

Never Let Me Fall by Abbie Roads

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Never Let Me Fall (Fatal Dreams, #3) by Abbie Roads
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

five-stars




Seeing is believing…
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…
Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.
As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.

This was a great read, a Paranormal suspense story that is completely unique. The characters are great, the storyline draws you in and doesn’t let you go until you’ve finished the book. This is the first book by Abbie Roads I have read, but it sure wont be the last. I really enjoyed Thomas and Helena the chemistry between them was explosive.

 

five-stars

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