When Cadence's fiancé runs off with his secretary a week before the wedding, she decides that she needs a fresh start. She goCowboys! Need I say more?
When Cadence's fiancé runs off with his secretary a week before the wedding, she decides that she needs a fresh start. She goes to live with her aunt in Grass Valley, Oregeon. After proving herself a terrible waitress at her aunt's diner, she takes a job as a housekeeper and cook for the Thompson brothers.
I loved the small town ranching setting. The descriptions of Cady's food were so good that they made me hungry. I loved the relationship between Cady and Trey. It was sweet, and I loved the teasing back and forth. There were good kisses and great chemistry without crossing any lines.
Shanna Hatfield is an author that I trust to write compelling and sizzling romances that remain clean (no sex before marriage, and behind closed doors at that point)....more
Emory Wilde has been obsessed with a painting she found in a locker at an estate sale. After several years, she goes to England to learn moreLoved it!
Emory Wilde has been obsessed with a painting she found in a locker at an estate sale. After several years, she goes to England to learn more about who the man in the painting might have been, hoping to be able to move on once she does. Instead she travels through a portal to 1812 and meets him. On the way there she also loses her memory.
After reading a story by Nicole Van in the Timeless Recency Collection: Spring in Hyde Park, I desperately needed to read more of her books. It was one of those cases where I asked myself, how did I miss these books before?! The good news is that I can at least read all four of the House of Oak books now, without any waiting.
I loved Intertwined! Even with amnesia, Emme had a hilarious snarky voice in her head. I loved the situations that came about from the differing customs and phrases of the day. I was laughing out loud right with Emme.
The romance was great. I loved James, and was glad that Emme's obsession with the unknown painting was worth it. James was sweet and funny. I loved his reactions to her questions about the zombie apocalypse.
A great read for fans of time travel or recency romance. I highly recommend it!
I loved this collection! I think they have done a great job with all of the Timeless Regency Collections thus far (this one and Autumn Masquerade haveI loved this collection! I think they have done a great job with all of the Timeless Regency Collections thus far (this one and Autumn Masquerade have been my favorites). While the novellas all centered around a meeting in Hyde Park, they each had their own unique characters and plots. G. G. Vandagriff was the only author that I had read before.
I will forever be indebted to this collection for introducing me to Nichole Van. Her story, The Invisible Heiress, was so good that it kept me awake, forced me to reread all of my favorite parts (and there were quite a few), and then I was compelled to go online and order Nichole Van's other books. I just couldn't help myself! Having devoured all of those, Nichole Van has now moved to my mental list of authors that I "auto-buy." Please write more. Quickly!
After gushing about Nichole Van, I must say that I really enjoyed A Happy Accident by Jennifer Moore (scheming father, forced marriage) and The Disdainful Duke by G. G. Vandagriff (a couple thrown together by their siblings who are getting married).
This was a great collection, one that I have already read again. If you like clean romances, or regency novels, this book is for you.
Content: clean (some kissing) Disclosure: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review....more
Darcy fell in love with Matt when she was twelve. He told her that she was a girl worth waiting for. Years later, when they meet again, she realiSweet
Darcy fell in love with Matt when she was twelve. He told her that she was a girl worth waiting for. Years later, when they meet again, she realizes that her childhood crush was well placed. She feels drawn to him, yet scared to enter a relationship.
Matt and Darcy have both had physical setbacks (injuries from war and a car accident respectively) but they don't let those setbacks limit them. This could have been an angst-filled story, instead it was light and funny. I loved the characters. I loved Matt for his patience and persistence. The romance was sweet and developed slowly (but not painfully slow).
I was happy to see the characters from Team Mom as side characters in this story. If you haven't read Team Mom you don't need to read it first, but it is a great book to read at any time.
Content: clean (some kissing, no language, no violence)...more
Iain, a ghost, is given the chance to prove himself by doing a good deed. Then he will finally be able to tell Bonnie Prince Charles what he thouIain
Iain, a ghost, is given the chance to prove himself by doing a good deed. Then he will finally be able to tell Bonnie Prince Charles what he thought of his betrayal. Iain ends up in Colorado working with a group giving mine tours. It is pretty clear why he's there when mysterious accidents keep occurring.
Another great ghost story with a bit of mystery, and a bit of romance. I love this series!...more
Sacrifice is the second, and final book in the Snow Queen series. You will want to read Heart of Ice first. The first story dLong Live the Snow Queen!
Sacrifice is the second, and final book in the Snow Queen series. You will want to read Heart of Ice first. The first story dealt with Princess Rakel who has been imprisoned by her parents, who like others of that day, fear magic, which she has in spades. When an army of magic users invades the country, Rakel comes out of exile to protect the people who fear her. Now, in Sacrifice, we come more into the nitty gritty of battle. It's a little less about Rakel's growth, and more about how her love, trust, and courage change those around her. There were battles and skirmishes, romance, and some humor brought to us by the Robber Maiden, Phile. While I like having a series that doesn't drag on, I will miss these characters. Can I hope that Phile gets her own spinoff book? I would highly recommend this to fans of K.M. Shea's fairytale series. If you enjoy fairytale retellings, she is definitely an author to look into!
Content: clean (some kissing, no language, mild violence, usually of the magical variety)...more
First Light was a great new fairytale series. It referenced and included aspects from familiar fairytales, especially Sleeping BeautFresh and Familiar
First Light was a great new fairytale series. It referenced and included aspects from familiar fairytales, especially Sleeping Beauty, yet was new and refreshing.
Some stories lay everything out there and take you on a journey that is clear from the beginning. This was not one of those stories. I was driven to understand and make sense of this new kingdom and world. A world of princes and princesses, fairies, magic, curses, and an evil queen.
The queen was so despicable she brought to mind the Lunar Chronicles. I thinks fans of that series will enjoy this immensely.
I don't want to give away the intricacies of the plot, but I will say that I loved this book, and am glad that it will be a series. I can't wait to come back to this world.
Content: clean (some kisses, magical violence, as well as sword fighting, no language)...more
When Cade laughs at Vivienne's plea for his love, she tosses a gypsy coin at him, cursing him to love her always, but never have her. AfA Second Chance
When Cade laughs at Vivienne's plea for his love, she tosses a gypsy coin at him, cursing him to love her always, but never have her. After leaving Culloden Moor, and temporarily freed from his existence as a ghost, Cade thinks that he will do a good deed and move onto the afterlife. Instead, he is given the chance to see Vivi again. Together they set off to perform an act of heroism. And Cade sets out to win Vivi's heart. I loved this story of young love, magic, and second chances. The modern setting was fun, and I loved Vivi's reaction to modern fashions. I also loved how dedicated Cade was to Vivi. For someone who was thoughtless as a teenager, he sure made up for it with his openness and honesty as an adult.
Content: clean (some kissing, mild violence, no language) ...more
Jill writes an advice column for the school paper. She thinks that she gives great advice, until her life starts crashing down around her. JilDr. Jill
Jill writes an advice column for the school paper. She thinks that she gives great advice, until her life starts crashing down around her. Jill's parents are getting divorced, and she gets a letter asking for advice from someone who is being abused. When she turns the letter in, the author is found, the police are involved in his homelife, and he lashes out at her. That's the heavy part of the book, but I really loved how it balanced out with humor. In order to appease a peer, Jill agrees to take every bit of advice that she has doled out in the paper. She ends of trying out for the school play, has to complain to the lunch lady, and tell her crush how she feels. Some of the tasks are difficult, others are funny. I loved seeing Jill's growth throughout. I recommend this book especially to teens with divorcing parents (as someone who went through that 15 years ago, I felt like this book would have helped). The book also had humor and a little bit of a sweet romance.
Content: clean (a few kisses, talk of abuse, no language)...more