Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Guest Review: No Getting Over a Cowboy (Wrangler's Creek #2) by Delores Fossen




Delores Fossen does it again with No Getting Over A Cowboy, book #2 in her Wrangler's Creek series! Ropes you in from the very beginning of this story! What a hysterical beginning to a super fun read. I have never laughed so hard at the beginning of a story before.

We met our hero Garrett Granger in book #1 of the series, Those Texas Nights, but his opening scene in this book happens when he drives up to the Granger Ranch property and sees lots of activity around an old derelict house built by his great-grandfather approximately 100 years ago but hasn't been occupied for many years. The author's description of this ancestral home, Z. T. Granger House starts the laughter ball rolling with her description of Garrett's reaction to many women swarming the house and property and a little girl "poking at that cow shit with a stick" with this, "Garret had always thought of the place as more of an ancestral eyesore than an actual house. But hell in a big-ass handbasket, it was his eyesore. Or rather his family's." It seems our heroine, Nicky Marlow, recent widow and single mother, has rented the dilapidated house for a year to use as a widows' retreat. Uh Oh! Not if Garrett can stop it!

As we read further we discover that Nicky has many secrets she wants to keep from everyone, especially Garret who, by the way, just happened to have deflowered her in this very house 17 years previously. And as you can guess Nicky's secrets become exposed one after another as she and Garrett find they can't resist their attraction to each other. Add in Nicky's super cute daughter who will win your heart and lots of new and returning lovable characters to enhance the storyline.

You'll want to read this story filled with great characters,a super storyline and lots of action and fun.


~MARGIE HAGER~

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Perfect Gentleman by Candace Camp



Oh how these second chance romances get me all giddy when they are done right, and trust me, Candace Camp's A PERFECT GENTLEMAN, is done so right. 

Finding out on your wedding day that your new husband has no intention of really having you as a true wife and on top of that, insulting you with snide remarks would assuredly have you running from said husband. Such is the case with American heiress Abigail Price, who had stars in her eyes when she stood at the alter marrying  Graeme Parr, Earl of Montclair, whose family is in dun territory and has need of Abigail's money.  The very young Abigail, eager to get away from under her oppressing father's thumb was all too willing to start her new life with her handsome new husband when Greame's words cut her to the core and have her flee back to America.

Saved by his wife's money, Graeme continues on his merry may, basking in the almost single life for a few years, until word reaches him that his wife has returned to English shores. Now it SEEMS that the earl has been enjoying his continued bachelorhood, but that's the fun of it, has he really enjoyed it? 

Abigail Parr is not the same girl who ran away from her husband. This grown up Abigail Parr is a force to be reckoned with and her husband, the earl, had better stand up, or get out of the way. Oh, and there is so much more to the tale that Graeme needed to save his family from debt. As the reader delves into the story the plot thickens with deceit as well as greed. Now years later, it's like Abigail and Graeme actually see each other for the first time, but will all that will be discovered be for the best? Read this book to find out, silly! 


~KIMBERLY~

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

When a Highlander Loses His Heart (Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts #4) by Julie Johnstone


Author Julie Johnstone is just one of those writers who stays with you  the more you read her tales of love and adventure. This fourth story in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, WHEN A HIGHLANDER LOSES HIS HEART, is delightful tale and a must read.

Highland warrior, Graham MacLeod has many times allowed his emotions to overrule his actions. Abducting Isobel Campbell, who has been convent raised since she was a girl, begins a domino effect of mishaps that will prove to cause trouble for both Graham and Isobel.

All she ever wanted was the love of her family, but when Isobel discovers betrayal from her own blood, she is devastated. Wanting to use Isobel for his own gain is a mistake that Graham does not take lightly, for the more he comes to understand this lass, the more he realizes that she is not a means to an end, but a beginning that can enrich the lives of all involved. Keeping Isobel out of the hands of his enemies becomes paramount and in that while their feelings for one another transcend all the strife around them...


~KIMBERLY~

Thursday, March 23, 2017

EARLY REVIEW: **I Dared the Duke (The Wayward Wallflowers #2) by Anna Bennett**


I can honestly say that Anna Bennett is on my short list of favorite authors. Her voice speaks to me like a siren song and when I finish one of her books, I am left completely satisfied and with a smile on my face. 

I DARED THE DUKE. the second novel in the Wayward Wallflowers series, begins when Alexander Savage, the scarred Duke of Blackshire, arrives home to discover his beloved grandmother has taken on a young companion, Miss Elizabeth Lacey. Feeling that Elizabeth is unnecessary to his spunky grandmother, Alexander attempts to rid the home of her presence and try to banish his grandmother to the country. Although the duke has his reasons, he doesn't impart that knowledge to Miss Lacey or his grandmother and he and Beth butt heads over leaving London.

Alexander Savage has the dubious distinction of being a phenomenal lover, but the man who was scarred as a child in a fire that claimed the lives of his parents, is so much more than those rumors. Someone is trying to kill him and before danger befalls the woman who nursed him back to health after being badly burned, Alex must find a way to remove her from town.

Elizabeth Lacey is one of THOSE Wayward Wallflowers, a group of odd young ladies who have little hope of snagging a husband of quality. Elizabeth, or Beth as she is called by her friends and family. When the opportunity arises to become a companion to the Dowager Duchess of Blackshire, Beth gladly takes on the roll and flourishes in her roll. The Duchess adores her and her life has meaning until her rogue of a grandson makes an appearance and upends the balance in more ways than one.

When Elizabeth discovers Alex is being singled out for murder, instead of running to the countryside with the Dowager Duchess, she puts up her dukes and proves to all she is so much more than the nickname given to her. Alex is taken aback by this formidable opponent and beyond all self-control, begins to fall for the puzzle named Beth.

I DARED A DUKE is a supremely written tale with action as well as romance. It's one of those stories to be remembered and shared. Anna Bennett had taken her Wallflowers to a new level and I eagerly await for her next tale to be spun.


~KIMBERLY~ 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A CHRISTI CALDWELL COVER REVEAL **SCHOOLING THE DUKE**



Hi all Book Obsessed Chicks lovelies! 
You all know that I LOVE Christi Caldwell... She is an amazing author and a wonderful friend...She is beginning the new
 HEART OF A SCANDAL SERIES
 and needed the PERFECT debut cover... 
So here it is! 

A few words from Christi

Covers matter. To me, they offer a window into a book. I always want my covers to be an accurate representation of some moment that occurs within the story. My upcoming release, "Schooling the Duke", which is Book 1 in my Heart of a Scandal series is a story of lovers reunited. Upon deep reflection on Graham and Rowena's book, "Schooling the Duke", my editorial team and I made the decision to change the cover. I believe this poignant, tender moment shared is a vividly beautiful capture of Graham and Rowena's love story!
I'm presenting to you the new cover for my upcoming release!! Now, I cannot wait to bring you the actual book!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

One Wild Night: A One and Only Texas Novel by Melissa Cutler

Get ready for the ride of your life...
A cowgirl at heart, Skye Martinez has a rebellious streak she's determined to shake. Especially since she's poised to take the reins of her family's business at Briscoe Ranch Resort. It's time for her to settle down and get serious about her future...right after one last night of fun with a handsome stranger she meets in the resort's stable. But when a midnight horseback ride turns into a red-hot weekend with one of country music's biggest stars, Skye's world is rocked beyond her wildest dreams...

Gentry Wells rode his bad boy image all the way to the top of the country music charts. But churning out hits has dried up his creativity, and he can't remember the last time his life was his own. Skye is a sexy distraction he can't resist, especially since she breathes new life into his music. They bring out the wild side in each other, which is great for Gentry's career--but a major threat to Skye's. Too bad he's fallen in love with her. With their hearts and futures on the line, can Gentry convince Skye to turn their joyride into a real chance to ride off into the sunset together? 

REVIEW

I think Melissa Cutler’s One Wild night is an amazing story for those who love country music, and for those who don’t.  Country fans can see Gentry as an amalgam of their favorite country stars ; non country fans can fall in love with the journey he takes through the course of the story.  But more importantly, even as he points out, the book isn’t his journey but Skye’s. 
Our heroine has a long way to go, from dealing with meddling members of her family and issues in her past that stand in the way of true love and a happy ending.    Thankfully, our hero is larger than life, loving and patient.  And lucky for us as readers, Melissa Cutler can spin an amazing tale, able to keep her readers focused on every single word.  
~~STACEY AGDERN~~

** Unexpectedly Hers (Sterling Canyon Book 3) Kindle Edition by Jamie Beck **





Emma Duffy works with her mother running a bed and breakfast in Sterling Canyon. She is quiet and always considered the “good” girl. Using an alias of Alexa Aspen, Emma lets out her inner vixen one night with snowboarder Wyatt Lawson. It was one of the most amazing nights of her life, the sex was amazing. Once Emma returns home, she decides to write a very erotic book loosely based on her one night with Wyatt. 

Wyatt Lawson is trying to make a comeback. He was off the circuit for two years helping his family out after his brother Ryder, also a competitor in winter eXtreme games suffered a crash and now has traumatic brain injury, rents the bed and breakfast to practice for a comeback. A film crew is also there to gather footage for a documentary of the comeback. Wyatt doesn’t recognize Emma.  


There are a lot of dynamics throughout this story; Emma and Wyatt’s blooming relationship, Emma helping Ryder find his new place in society after the accident, both Emma and Wyatt’s stressful relationship with their mothers, the film crew and Emma and her friends Kelsey and Avery and should Emma tell Wyatt about the book or just enjoy the month she has with Wyatt, lastly, what reaction will her mother and the town have if they find out about the erotic book “good” Emma wrote. I found the story a little slow in the beginning, Emma avoiding any real contact with Wyatt and Wyatt wondering why Emma didn’t like him. The story picks up as Emma finds out about the “real” Wyatt and that he is really nothing like the hero in her book. As the story progresses, we see Emma, Wyatt and Ryder realize that it is ok to not have to make everyone happy and that they are entitled to some happiness themselves. Eventually there is the blowout when it is revealed that Emma wrote a book loosely based on her one night with Wyatt. Wyatt leaves the bed and breakfast angry, Emma’s mother is angry, and Avery and Kelsey are proud of her. There is an HEA to this story for all of the characters involved. This is the third book in the series but can be read without reading the first two books. I look forward to other books in this series.


~~ JANET RODMAN~~