This was pretty cute. A crochety newly widowed woman meets her match in a wiggly little newfie who is an escape artists and keeps making his3.5 stars
This was pretty cute. A crochety newly widowed woman meets her match in a wiggly little newfie who is an escape artists and keeps making his way to her house. It's a quick read and pretty entertaining as her neighbor starts finding homes for a littler of newfie puppies and the heroine starts pulling herself together and becoming a nicer person. She could be a good bit judgy and was kinda like a wounded animal lashing out. But it was nice seeing her won over by the puppies and the hunky neighbor, too. Each chapter is based on one of the puppies finding it's forever family. ...more
Well I'll be adding more of Linda Broday's books to my wishlist. Knight on the Texas Plains
So the gist is that since his wife's death Duel has been lWell I'll be adding more of Linda Broday's books to my wishlist. Knight on the Texas Plains
So the gist is that since his wife's death Duel has been lost. He's wandered and pretty much just given up on life and any future. And then suddenly...he's got a whole heap of people he's got to pull his shit together for. A tiny little girl and a very wounded woman. And so he heads back to his family ranch to start living again and start trying to heal not just himself but the two women now depending on it who are just as broken and wounded as he is.
Oh my word. These three. Duel and Jessie have both been through horrible things. Loss, abuse, hopelessness. They made me hurt for them but also cheer them on as they fought to pull their lives together and overcome what they'd been through. It could be ugly and heartbreaking but was wonderful seeing them heal and get to know one another.
Their romance was very slow going but it suited their situation and made them finally figuring things out just that more powerful and moving.
There was a little girl, too. One that had a horrible start in life including being bet in a card game (Duel took her in even though he had no idea what to do with a toddler) She was so stinking cute how she claimed all of her people and the family pulled together around her. Animals, too. There were some pretty funny herd additions because of her.
And some suspense having to deal with Jessie's past and what sent her running. It was sickening and had my gut churning. I really wanted to put the hurt on some people and loved how her newfound family rallied around her even when she didn't think she deserved it.
All in all, Knight on the Texas Plains was a moving romance as three broken individuals with nothing to live for found home, hope and love with each other. I teared up a few times, laughed in quite a few and would totally spend more time with their ragtag pieced together family. ...more
Not bad. Not bad. I laughed, I cried, I smiled as they set sail for their chicken empire in America.
Tender Wings of Desire turned out to be a surprisingly cute read. A runaway heroine, a tavern by the sea, a glasses wearing sailor with chicken in his past.
Okay so if you've been on social media you've seen this one. Before it blew up Catherine Gayle tagged me in a post over it and I was like I AM IN! A mother's day novella from KFC?! ohmahgawd. So I dropped everything and read Tender Wings of Desire straight through. And I don't regret a damn second of it it's tender, yet crispy, goodness. l
Basically Madeline is supposed to be marrying someone and she's like omg NO! He's so bland! I need some spices in my life! So she runs away and eventually lands in a small town by the sea. And so her life begins in a little tavern with a mass of fishy smelling locals--they're all sailors, coworkers who soon turn to friends and a single sailor who just has a twinkle in his eye. I had fun getting to know the town and watching the two of them fall for each other. There's a little bit of heat, too. The Colonel has some moves, yall.
I would totally read more from Harland Sanders. While Tender Wings of Desire could have used a bit of editing it was a fun little read. I enjoyed the characters, seeing Madeline take her life and make it what she wanted. I loved how they worked in KFC, though, there was surprisingly very little chicken. All breasts and thighs were solely that of the heroines....more
Down Home Cowboy all kinds of delicious fun! A growly frazzled cowboy trying to raise a 16 year old and a bakery owner trying to reclaim her life. Both very much set against ever falling in love again but rocking an intense need to see each other nekkid. Mmhm.
Yall, these two were quite the mess of sexual tension, frustration, and a fear of anything 'romance'. Whew! They'd been pretty fucked over by life-- her with an abusive marriage, him with a wife walking out on him and their kid-- and were both dealing with a lot of baggage. Including a pissed-at-the-world sixteen year old. Cain's kid. Alison's newest employee at her bakery.
I liked Cain and Alison. And wanted to shake them. And thought they were perfect for each other when they could stop freaking out or growling at each other over things. Then I maybe wanted to shake em again. lol They had great chemistry and were pretty damn hot together. I didn't totally by their sudden jump to LOVE but I did see them making their way towards that point.
The pissed off teenager? Cain and his daughter. Holy heck. It was painful and heartbreaking and frustrating watching the two of them lash out and deal with their abandonment. It was hard to watch but seeing them finally deal with things was powerful. I might have even cried a little. Maybe.
I did have a couple little quibbles-- I really wanted the heroine to apologize for something-- and would have liked one more chapter at the end before things wrapped up, but, overall, Down Home Cowboy was everything I expect from Yates. Hot cowboys, characters that you can root for and and emotional journey that'll leave you breathless. Add in a bit of humor and steam and, yeah, a damn good time....more