Recently read "Nap time is the New Happy Hour" and was thoroughly entertained and laughed many times. When I saw that Wilder- Taylor, a blogger, enterRecently read "Nap time is the New Happy Hour" and was thoroughly entertained and laughed many times. When I saw that Wilder- Taylor, a blogger, entertainer, and mom was releasing a new book, I thought I was in for more mom-tainment."Gummy Bears Should Not Be Organic" is also an entertainment book whose target audience is mothers of young children. It is not a how to parenting book and should not be taken as such. The author takes her experiences and entertains the reader about current mom fads. However, this book missed the mark for Wilder-Taylor's usual wit. I felt it was a real struggle to finish this book, unlike a previous book I've read.
I recommend this book to fans of the author, otherwise I suggest her backlist. Thank you to Gallery Books for providing me a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review....more
I have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Kate Angell before, I will definitely read her again! This book is part of a series, but can be reaI have not had the pleasure of reading anything by Kate Angell before, I will definitely read her again! This book is part of a series, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Beth Avery is running away from her old life, and a failed event in her former event planning life. She grows from past mistakes and realizes where her true gifts lie and what events she has no control over. To get to that point in her life, she becomes a temporary personal assistant to Rylan Cates, a pro baseball player. This story takes place in Barefoot William, a sea side town that the Cates family pretty much owns. I would love to move to Barefoot William! Spring training is held in the small town for what seems like the first time. Which brings about many interesting characters from local artists, irresponsible baseball players, and down to earth, loveable Cates family.
Beth is an assistant, party planner, dog care provider, and cook to Rylan, his Lab, two Dachshunds, and Great Dane Atlas. Atlas was full of personality and helped propel the story forward. There is romance in this book, so as you can guess Beth and Rylan hook up, but their relationship develops into much more. Their lives unfold together on the pages as well as their relationship. The first love scene cemented the romantic aspect to this story, the rest felt a bit gratuitous, but left this reader still enjoying the overall story. This is a light hearted story that would make a great beach read, or quick getaway from reality. I definitely recommend to any reader considering this book.
*Thank you yo Kensington Books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for a review,...more
I love fairy tales and reimaginings of them. This story loosely based on Cinderella had me intrigued, but sadly I had to DNF this book half way througI love fairy tales and reimaginings of them. This story loosely based on Cinderella had me intrigued, but sadly I had to DNF this book half way through.
I enjoyed the fact that the heroine, Bronwyn Murdoch was plain, a spinster, but a woman who loves her family (step sisters and step mother). A nice departure from the typical ideal of Cinderella. Bronwyn's family was different as well. They were not awful as depicted in many versions, but were not perfect.
I did not care for the hero at all. Prince Aleksey was trying to stay away from the marriage noose and wanted nothing more than a willing woman in his bed. He is part Romany and wanted control as a leader of his people, but that was left to his grandmother, who wasn't convinced he was up for the task and insisted that he marry. Aleksey was immature and only wanted to bed our heroine. Even hoping for love, this reader never felt he would redeem himself because he was so immature. It made reading this book frustrating. Couple that with a slow pace to the story in general, I had to give up and pursue other books instead. I only recommend this book to fans of the author.
Thank you to Pocket Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...more