Monday, June 24, 2019

Book Review - Till There Was You by Marie Force

ABOUT THE BOOK


Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman.

Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear.

Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety.

Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.

Reading Order for Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont Series
Green Mountain Series

Book 1: All You Need Is Love (Will & Cameron)
Book 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand (Hannah & Nolan)
Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There (Colton & Lucy)
Book 4: And I Love Her (Hunter & Megan)
Novella: You’ll Be Mine (Will & Cameron’s Wedding)
Book 5: It's Only Love (Ella & Gavin)
Book 6: Ain’t She Sweet (Charley & Tyler)

Butler, Vermont Series
Book 1: Every Little Thing (Grayson & Emma)
Book 2: Can't Buy Me Love (Patrick & Mary)
Book 3: Here Comes the Sun (Wade & Mia)
Book 4: Till There Was You (Lucas & Danielle)

REVIEW

I don't know how Marie is able to continuously write such great characters. I am amazed at how she can write about a family with ten siblings and give each one of them (and their significant others) a unique personality. Once I started reading this story I couldn't put it down. That is normal if I'm reading a mystery or a suspenseful book, but this is just a straight up romantic story and I still couldn't get away from these great characters.

I've been in love with the Abbott's since All You Need is Love and the supporting characters have always been as much a part of the story as the main characters. This book may focus a bit more on Lucas and Dani, but I think that is a good thing since it helps give Lucas his own personality beyond being Landon's twin.

The last part of the book I really found relatable is around Lucas's "transformation" into being an adult. As a woman in her late 30's, I sometimes feel like I'm not really the adult I'm supposed to be seen as, so I get where Lucas is coming from wanting to be seen that way as well. What I've learned, and he comes to learn, is that we always were the adult underneath and people see both the responsible and fun sides, even if it doesn't feel that way. So while I said earlier that this story is a straight-up romance, it is also a journey of self-discovery for both Lucas and Dani.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 29 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

Join Marie’s mailing list on her website at marieforce.com for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor, on Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/marieforceauthor/. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Release Day - Till There Was You by Marie Force

ABOUT THE BOOK


Today we are celebrating the release of TILL THERE WAS YOU, a contemporary romance title that is part of the bestselling Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont series by Marie Force. Check out the purchase links below.

 

Till There Was You by Marie Force

Available Now!

Book Blurb:

  Being an adult has its advantages… Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman. Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear. Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety. Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.  

Purchase Till There Was You now!

Order a signed copy from Marie’s store, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Purchase Till There Was You now!

Order a signed copy from Marie’s store, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE GREEN MOUNTAIN/ BUTLER, VERMONT SERIES


Welcome to Vermont and the Green Mountain and Butler Series, featuring the Abbott family, proprietors of the Green Mountain Country Store, and their Coleman cousins. Since All You Need Is Love was released in 2014, the Abbott/Stillman/Coleman clan has stolen the hearts of readers, and Fred the Moose has earned himself a cult following. Hope you enjoy Butler!

Green Mountain Series
Book 1: All You Need Is Love (Will & Cameron)
Book 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand (Nolan & Hannah)
Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There (Colton & Lucy)
Book 4: And I Love Her (Hunter & Megan)
Book 4.5: You’ll Be Mine, Will and Cam’s Wedding Novella
Book 5: It’s Only Love (Gavin & Ella)
Book 6: Ain’t She Sweet (Tyler & Charlotte)
Butler, Vermont Series (a continuation of the Green Mountain Series)
Book 1: Every Little Thing (Grayson & Emma)
Book 2: Can’t Buy Me Love (Patrick & Mary)
Book 3: Here Comes the Sun (Wade & Mia)
Book 4: Till There Was You (Lucus & Danielle)

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. Duchess By Deception is the first in her new historical romance Gilded Series, that will continue with Deceived By Desire in September 2019.
Her books have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journalbestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a three-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

AUTHOR LINKS:

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Blog Tour - Kickin' It by Rachel Van Dyken - Free in Kindle Unlimited

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Kickin’ It, book 2 in this sexy Red Card series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!
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Successful, high-profile sports agent Matt Kingston thinks he can handle anything. Then soccer player Parker Speedman shows up at his door. She is young and gorgeous, has natural talent, and is looking for a team. She’s also a hothead with a punchy past who floored her last coach on live TV. Despite his misgivings, Matt agrees to be both her agent and her coach. Professional common sense says she’s off-limits. But what can he say about the raw attraction between them?
Parker plays soccer with her heart and soul. But after the events of the last year, she’s shaken. She’s already seen what a powerful man can do to a female athlete’s career. And her beloved dream is in the hands of a sexy, gorgeous man with the uncanny ability to slip past her defenses…and into her heart.
Now Matt and Parker are about to learn that when it comes to love, the only way to win is by breaking every rule they know. And by playing nice. Real nice.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Undeniable Bachelor by Ruth Cardello (Free on Kindle Unlimited)

ABOUT THE BOOK


A secret prince romance.

Savannah Barre: 
I’m starting over—hitting the reset button on my life. With the small inheritance, my grandmother left me, I’m leaving Coppertop Maine behind and reinventing myself in Boston. 

Don’t worry, I’m not doing it alone. I’ve secured the services of Jana Monroe, a life coach so exclusive no one will say what she actually does. 

I’m reasonably certain the first step in my transformation is shedding my virginity. I’ve heard there’s nothing Jana can’t arrange. 

With her help, I’m practically guaranteed an entire life makeover.

The only stipulation? I have to follow her rules. No distractions and absolute confidentiality when it comes to what she does for me.

I would be her favorite client if it weren’t for Brice Hastings. Just because we were trapped in an elevator right after I was mugged and I happened to be dressed like a homeless person, does not mean I need his help.

He’s not part of the plan.
In fact, he’s the distraction Jana says I need to cut out of my life. He’s gorgeous, arrogant, and irritatingly sure I need saving. 

If I’m not careful he’ll also be the reason I fail in Boston.


Prince Bricelion Octavias Hastina of Calvadria: 
I’ve come to the US to save my brother from a forced arranged marriage that my family sees as the only way to secure the financial future of my people. In Boston, I’m working on some projects that will prove to my father that we are no longer dependent on archaic alliances. For my plan to work, my identity must be concealed until the deals are made and the contracts are signed.

Everything is going as planned until I’m trapped in an elevator with a woman who has no money, no place to stay, and no idea how dangerous a city can be for a woman as innocent as she is.

I don’t want to care what happens to her—but I do.
She tells me to leave her alone—but I can’t. 

I didn’t come to the US looking for a woman.
I’m not going home without her.
Stubborn as she is, she will be mine. 

REVIEW

This Bachelor Tower book is a bit different than the others because A) We don't really get to see INSIDE Bachelor Towers and B) The Hero isn't a jerk to begin with.  Okay, well not all the heroes in this series have been jerks that needed to be redeemed, but the series certainly started that way.  I loved Savannah and Brice and how natural it felt for Brice to want to take care of Savannah.  While at times he did have some near stalker like tendencies his motives always felt genuine and sincere.  While we were often told that he was a player, he never felt that way at all to me.


I know many people read romance for their book boyfriends, and Brice is a great book boyfriend, but Savannah is a great book Best Friend.  She is quirky (her words) and fun.  Innocent but still has lived a hard life.  Her natural charm and ability to get everyone to like her effortlessly is something I think we all strive for which make her a true "girl next door."


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruth Cardello hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers Lists for the first time back in 2012. Millions of sales are evidence that her her books are akin to potato chips, addictive from the first one. She has created a multi-series billionaire world with a combination of escapism and realism that has gained her a faithful following of readers.

What Kindle Reviewers write about her:

"Wow hot at every page. Heart stopping, fear raging, mind blowing wonderful."

"I'm a true fan of Ms. Cardello. I ran on to her first book a few years back and have been hooked ever since. I could go on and on about the story like of this book, but I'm not. All of her books are total page turners, unique, heart wrenching, and I love them all. There isn't two alike in the bunch and I feel like i know the characters personally. I personally read 97 authors books. And I buy every book they put out. This author is in my top 10. Great job and keep them coming."

"Love this series. Got me to start reading again. I look forward to the next book. Thank you for giving me the love of reading back."

Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York--then came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene. 

She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love- writing and has never been happier. When she's not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.

Newsletter Signup: https://ruthcardello.com/newsletter/

You can find her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/RuthCardello

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If you'd like to email her directly, you may contact her via ruthcardello@gmail.com

The Bachelor Tower Series:
A whole new world with all new characters.
Book 1: Insatiable Bachelor
Book 2: Impossible Bachelor
Book 3: Undeniable Bachelor

The Westerly Billionaires
Book 1: In the Heir
Book 2: Up for Heir 
Book 3: Royal Heir
Book 4: Hollywood Heir
Book 5: Runaway Heir (coming soon)

Lone Star Burn Series 
Book 1: Taken, Not Spurred
Book 2: Tycoon Takedown 
Book 3: Taken Home
Book 4: Taking Charge

Want to hear the song Charles proposed to Melanie with? https://youtu.be/SGZT5nVKfMs

The Legacy Collection
Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire (FREE on Amazon!)
Book 2: For Love or Legacy
Book 3: Bedding the Billionaire
Book 4: Saving the Sheikh
Book 5: Rise of the Billionaire
Book 6: Breaching the Billionaire: Alethea's Redemption 
Book 7: (Novella) A Corisi Christmas

The Andrades: 
Book 1: Come Away With Me 
Book 2: Home to Me 
Book 3: Maximum Risk 
Book 4: Somewhere Along the Way 
Book 5: Loving Gigi 
Christmas Novella: A Recipe for Love (Maddy and Richard)

The Barrington Billionaires:
Book 1: Always Mine
Book 2: Stolen Kisses 
Book 3: Trade It All 
Book 3.5: A Billionaire for Lexi
Book 4: Let It Burn
Book 5: More Than Love 
Book 6: Forever Love 
Book 7 Never Goodbye (Coming Soon)

The Temptation Series: 
Book 1: Twelve Days of Temptation
Book 2: Be My Temptation

Taken by a Trillionaire Series
Book 1: Taken By a Trillionaire - by Melody Anne, Ruth Cardello, JS Scott
Book 2: Virgin for the Trillionaire

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Book Review - Runaway Heir by Ruth Cardello

ABOUT THE BOOK


The Boston Westerlys are reuniting for a wedding—a longtime wish for its matriarch. If only Nicolette, the youngest of the clan’s siblings, could find love. With her true parentage suddenly in question, she feels like more of an outsider than ever. It figures that the one guest of any comfort is her grandmother’s greatest enemy. Now, Nicolette’s only impulse is to run. Disappearing to a small Iowa town, she can build a future on her terms without the Westerly name or money—or the secrets that have divided the family for years.
Despite his damning history with the Westerlys, Bryant Taunton recognizes a kindred spirit in Nicolette. He is drawn to the beautiful loner. When she vanishes, he follows. But Bryant has his own secrets, and gaining Nicolette’s trust won’t be easy. It might even require the help of the family she left behind.
Now, for Nicolette and Bryant, coming to terms with the past is the only way to make both their dreams come true, and to finally find a way home.

REVIEW


Nicolette has been such a large part of the Westerly series to this point it was nice finally getting to her story. This story is obviously a romance, but Nicolette’s personal story of her struggles, her personal growth, and the growth of her relationships with her family is really the best part of the novel. Bryant is so easy to fall in love with, more so than many of the other hero’s in the Westerly series, and is really the perfect pair for Nicolette.

This whole book is really a fresh take on the family and a unique point of view we haven’t seen yet on the crazy family dynamic. Anyone who has enjoyed the series so far will love this book and it is one of my favorites of the series.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruth Cardello is a New York Times bestselling author who loves writing about rich alpha men and the strong women who tame them. She was born the youngest of eleven children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She’s lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York, and Rhode Island again before moving to Massachusetts, where she now lives with her husband and three children. Before turning her attention to writing, Ruth was an educator for two decades, including eleven years as a kindergarten teacher. She is the author of the Lone Star Burn series, the Legacy Collection, the Andrades novels, and the Westerly Billionaire series, which includes In the HeirUp for HeirRoyal HeirHollywood Heir, and Runaway Heir. Learn about Ruth’s new releases by signing up for her newsletter at www.RuthCardello.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Book Review - Butterfly Ops Book 3 by Jenn Doyle

ABOUT THE BOOK


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REVIEW

I don't typically enjoy anything in the fantasy genre, but because I loved the author so much, I decided to give this one a try.  Not only did I enjoy this book and series, but I have been recommending it to everyone I talk to.  I just can't get these characters out of my head.  Jen Doyle writes the most amazing characters that I can't help but get wrapped up in the story, even a fantasy based story like this one.  One chapter I'll be laughing my head off and the next chapter will hit me in the feels.  Its a rollercoaster I didn't want to get off of and is definitely the most memorable and enjoyable series I've read in a very long time.



OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


A big believer in happily ever afters, Jen Doyle decided it was high time she started creating some. CALLING IT, her four-book baseball/contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, has been winning awards since its inception, the most recent being the 2017 Best Banter Contest for Calling It and a nomination for the 2017 Harlequin Hero of the Year for Called Out. She also wrote the acclaimed HANSONS OF ST. HELENA series of novellas in the St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World. Butterfly Ops: Book One is the first installment of the BUTTERFLY OPS trilogy, an epic love story and her first in the paranormal realm.

Jen has an M.S. in Library and Information Science and, in addition to her work as a librarian, has worked as a conference and events planner as well as an administrator in both preschool and higher education environments (although some might say that there is very little difference between the two; Jen has no comment regarding whether she is one of the “some”). She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Book Review - Butterfly Ops Book 2 by Jen Doyle

ABOUT THE BOOK


What's a superheroine to do when her super soldier ex turns up alive after more than fifteen years?

Lyndsey Daniels doesn't have much time to walk down memory lane before she and Ian Fox find themselves thrown together to investigate the mysterious deaths of ten young men in the Canadian wilderness. How do the hearts of such seemingly normal, healthy men just...stop?

In Book Two of the Butterfly Ops Trilogy, Lyndsey, Ian, and their respective teams fully delve into the mystery of why so many young, healthy men have died in Ontario’s Quetico Park. But for every new piece of information they reveal, the mystery only grows deeper. To complicate matters, alliances shift as new friends—or are they new enemies?—are made, and Lyndsey and Ian are forced to confront their past…and evil butterflies? 

Book Two of three in an epic urban fantasy/love story

Note: this is Book Two in a serial trilogy. Book One was released in September 2018; Book Three will be released in May 2019. Book Two picks up where Book One leaves off and should be read in order. Book Two ends in a cliffhanger.


REVIEW

I had to wait a few days to even write this review because I was so emotional when I finished the novel.  What a credit to author Jen Doyle for creating characters that I connected with so easily and so fully that they had an emotional impact on me.  The story is well thought-out and flows easily.  I am eagerly awaiting book three in the trilogy and will be recommending these books to all of my friends as soon as they are all available so they will not have to be left with a cliffhanger like I was.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


A big believer in happily ever afters, Jen Doyle decided it was high time she started creating some. CALLING IT, her four-book baseball/contemporary romance/romantic comedy series, has been winning awards since its inception, the most recent being the 2017 Best Banter Contest for Calling It and a nomination for the 2017 Harlequin Hero of the Year for Called Out. She also wrote the acclaimed HANSONS OF ST. HELENA series of novellas in the St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World. Butterfly Ops: Book One is the first installment of the BUTTERFLY OPS trilogy, an epic love story and her first in the paranormal realm.

Jen has an M.S. in Library and Information Science and, in addition to her work as a librarian, has worked as a conference and events planner as well as an administrator in both preschool and higher education environments (although some might say that there is very little difference between the two; Jen has no comment regarding whether she is one of the “some”). She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is represented by Sarah E. Younger of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.