Take Me, I'm Yours is such a wonderful quick read. I would have read it in one sitting if I didn't have to go back to work. Lainey Adams is enjoying tTake Me, I'm Yours is such a wonderful quick read. I would have read it in one sitting if I didn't have to go back to work. Lainey Adams is enjoying the day at the beach with her son, Brian when his sees a little girl wondering down the beach alone. She thinks nothing of it, there are families around but her son is insistent that she is lost and when a man grabs her Brian says that's she's being kidnapped. Lainey runs after them and ends up getting the little girl back and taking her to her grandfather, Alfred Mitchell. He's so thankful that he gives her money for her dream of opening her own child care environment. Derek Mitchell thinks this woman had swindled his father out of money and he doesn't give Lainey a chance to defend herself, she ends up giving him the check. Months later Lainey founds out she had been named in Alfred's will and that her and Derek are to work together. Alfred says there is a life secret that Lainey knows and would like her to teach Derek, but neither knows what the life lesson is...until Lainey sees, or doesn't see, Derek's interactions with his daughter Abbie.
This book was so good, a little rushed at times,but still quite a find. I loved how she [Donna Fasano] introduced all the characters and we learned about how Lainey's husband had lied, and we learned that Derek...has some trust issues (no spoils from me!) and how they work through them.
I picked this up after reading His Wife for a While, Donna Fasano is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Give this one a shot and I doubt you'll be disappointed. I wasn't!...more
His Wife for a While was a book that pulled you in from the beginning, with the Chelsea Carson determined to do something and how it would solve all hHis Wife for a While was a book that pulled you in from the beginning, with the Chelsea Carson determined to do something and how it would solve all her problems, and what was the worst that could happen? He could say no. Ben Danvers’ is about to lose Reed’s Orchard, land that has been in his family for five generations. The only way to save it is by getting married in 21 days, a clause put in his late grandfather’s will, otherwise it gets auctioned off to charities. The only problem? He doesn’t have a bride-to-be after spending all his time at the Orchards. Chelsea Carson is willing to help out Ben out on one condition, if she agrees to marry him and save his family legacy, he has to help her out by…getting her pregnant. The plotline makes for a real cute read, but the author, Donna Fasano makes it so much more and you can’t help but to feel for our couple, and Ben’s Aunt May is a hoot too. They get married and start an awkward –temporary- life together, Ben falls for Chelsea but Chelsea is a harder sell due to her tear-inducing background. Because some things make it easy to care but hard to trust. And to keep Chelsea who, once both sides’ terms are met, plans to move away forever Ben must help her learn to trust. The story is a good one, the writing is excellent and I could not put my kindle down, this one will be staying on my kindle for another read! ...more
The Problem Is You written by John Burke is a self-help book about self-defeating behavior. It contained information that I found not only useful, itThe Problem Is You written by John Burke is a self-help book about self-defeating behavior. It contained information that I found not only useful, it was very educating. It had a few tips and helpful steps on how to not be self-defeating. While it was very informative, it read like something a well educated student would turn in for a term paper. It was hard to stay focused because it was very clinical, it didn’t draw you in and make you say “Hey these are great tips”. It was more of a “I need to keep reading this because I know these tips are good, even though my mind is already thinking about what I’m going to do next.” This probably means I need to re-read the book so I don’t defeat myself from reading it.
Either way it was a short read, with good information and tips.
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Smart Mouth Waitress by Dalya Moon is a corky comedy romance novel. The main character is an 18year old named Peridot “Perry” Martin, she’s taking a ySmart Mouth Waitress by Dalya Moon is a corky comedy romance novel. The main character is an 18year old named Peridot “Perry” Martin, she’s taking a year off of school and as part of a deal she made with her parents is taking care of the household while her famous mother is working on her new album. When she isn’t taking care of her pot curious brother and ADD father she is working at The Whistle, a dinner where the staff is rude to you, you better clean your plates, and if you bring coffee in from the starbucks down the street then they charge you. Perry decides that she wants to lose her virginity, and get a boyfriend, throughout the story it isn’t always clear to her which order she wants these two things to happen. After she cuts off her dreadlocks she catches the eye of a regular who she happens to have a crush on. But her attitude and style isn’t what he is looking for in a significant other. Will Perry choose to change for love (and loss of virginity or will she find out there is someone else out there for her? This book drew me in from the first page, by the second chapter it had me laughing so hard with its crude humor, halfway through I was looking up the author for what to read next. Definitely give this one a try. ...more
Ana Vulpe is a skinwalker whose fox-skin had been damaged by a past lover. For two years she has tried to heal her skin with potions and spells, but wAna Vulpe is a skinwalker whose fox-skin had been damaged by a past lover. For two years she has tried to heal her skin with potions and spells, but when that doesn't work she resorts to stealing other skinwalker's skin.
Brec is a selkie who has the gift of healing, but would rather be a warrior.
They meet while getting herbs, and when she finds out he is a skinwalker she steals his skin in another attempt to return to her life as a fox. When he discovers her, he takes his skin back, but finds out that she has other skinwalkers skins hidden. He refuses to leave until she turns them over.
This story really made you feel for both Ana, who just wants her life back. And the pain that she is going through having the one thing she loves taken from her. As for Brec, he is given a gift to heal, that while he enjoys, he had always wanted to be a warrior. Something he was good at until he was granted the gift to heal and no longer allowed to fight. Healers are too few to come by and he is one of the best.
Throw in a matchmaking pixie, named Nu, who owes a debt to Ana for freeing him from his cage, and you have a best seller.
I loved this book, and highly recommend it.
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This was such a good story. It grabbed you from the start. The characters were wonderful. The end got me a little misty. One that I'll keep on my kindThis was such a good story. It grabbed you from the start. The characters were wonderful. The end got me a little misty. One that I'll keep on my kindle for a reread sometime!...more
While I wait to see the fate of my kindle I've been downloading free books on my iphone using the iBooks app. Found this series and decided to give itWhile I wait to see the fate of my kindle I've been downloading free books on my iphone using the iBooks app. Found this series and decided to give it a shot. I love the characters. I fell in love with Elise and Kane. I wished more of the book would have been in Kane's POV, but I loved it nonetheless. Moving on the next in the series....more