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 t...moreTake 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!(less)
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 h...moreHis 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! (less)
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 y...moreSmart 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. (less)
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 w...moreAna 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.
[Reviewed as part of the LibraryThing Member's Giveaway Program] (less)
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 kind...moreThis 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!(less)
Immortal Awakenings is a great read. It’s quick, and funny, had the right amount of romance, and was intriguing. The characters are all so different b...moreImmortal Awakenings is a great read. It’s quick, and funny, had the right amount of romance, and was intriguing. The characters are all so different but they mesh so nicely together. Except for Queen Eve, but she is scary anyway, so it fits! Aha.
Gregory, the main character and a vampire, goes to a college class to learn what people are saying about books he had written years (okay centuries) ago under assumed names. There he meets Nikki, who has no personal space, and refuses to let him ignore her.
Gregory, an Immortal, who like all other Immortals, likes being alone sets out to ask others (who he can stand to be with, but only for like once or twice a year) what he should do about the human, Nikki. Rob, Lance, and Jenny are great supporting characters, and I loved their history as well. Nikki as the story goes on shows them that this little group of Immortals are actually like a family.
The ending was left open so I am truly hoping that there will be another book soon.
[Received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program](less)
No Safe Haven was a quick page turner. It had action, it had romance, it had a bit of humor thrown in, and it had faith. I loved the relationships bet...moreNo Safe Haven was a quick page turner. It had action, it had romance, it had a bit of humor thrown in, and it had faith. I loved the relationships between Andie and Cole, and Andie and her mother. And for some reason it made me want M&Ms. Aha.(less)