I was very much looking forward to Lorelie's story in this serieswith Erin Nicholas and Cari Quinn. I have enjoyed her through the series. I think outI was very much looking forward to Lorelie's story in this series with Erin Nicholas and Cari Quinn. I have enjoyed her through the series. I think out of all the girls in this series, she has been the one I'm most drawn to. I was very happy to see where Mari was going to take Lorelie's relationship with Glen. I wasn't disappointed with the outcome in the least.
Lorelie has been in a weird holding pattern since her dad, Coach Carr himself, had his heart attack. It really affected her, so she worries and hovers and isn't the same person she was in the past. The beginning of the story starts with Coach Carr's party. Lorelie goes to her favorite spot on the ranch to have a breather and finds Glen. They share a moment and you can just feel the instant pull of these two characters. I, myself, was immediately vibing these two. Fast foward a few months later and Glen needs to take some time off and finds himself in Quinn, pretty much there because he can't get Lorelie out of his head and wants to see her. Swoon!
I found this story slightly different from a lot of other romantic reads. There's usually some big conflict that leads to a blowout of some proportion that leads to the characters going separate ways or some other thing. This book doesn't really have that. Yes there are obstacles in their journey, but their courtship was pretty smooth. I found myself immensely enjoying just enjoying them coming together. I found this was the perfect way to to end Mari's contribution to this series. It's like that one saying-hate to see her go, but love to watch her leave. Hate to see this series end but what a way to see it go....more
Anyone who follows my blog knows that Erin Nicholas is one of my all-time favorite authors, so it's no surprise that this book is another winner fromAnyone who follows my blog knows that Erin Nicholas is one of my all-time favorite authors, so it's no surprise that this book is another winner from her! Seriously, does she know how to write a bad book??
Unfortunately, this is the last book from Erin in the Boys of Fall series by her, Mari Carr, and Cari Quinn (Look for the other reviews coming soon!). Ever since the second set of releases for this series from these ladies, I was interested in Nolan. I love alpha males, but I find the nerdy ones quite sexy. Two words...newspaper office. But seriously, one of the things I loved most was that Nolan had always had a crush on Randi all through school, and vice versa with Randi. I am a total sucker for that sort of thing. I'm so happy he was able to find a HEA with Randi.
And can we talk about Randi and her nervous rambling? There were numerous times I found myself laughing out loud at her words, thinking, how did Erin transfer my quirky trait into her? She is so cute and someone I could find myself wanting to become one of my best friends. I wish she didn't think that she wasn't good enough for Nolan, though. No one should ever have to feel that way, but I know in the real world this happens all too often. I'm happy Nolan shows her she is smarter and more than what she believes.
I have come to love the town of Quinn, Texas and their inhabitants. I am sad to see such a wonderful series coming to a close! But what better way to go out than a wonderful book about opposites attracting?!...more
Can we start off by pointing out how yummy that cover model is? I don't know if he's tall, but dark and handsome, anyone? It's my weakness. Anywho...ICan we start off by pointing out how yummy that cover model is? I don't know if he's tall, but dark and handsome, anyone? It's my weakness. Anywho...I am a faithful stalker of Sara Jane Stone's books and after reading Noah and Josie's book, Serving Trouble, I was very much looking forward to Dominic's HEA. I felt so strong for him at the end of the first book, that I was chomping at the bit to read his.
We get a taste of what Dominic and Lily's relationship was like before he shipped off to the Army (Read the excerpt above if you haven't already.) at the beginning of the book. Then we are thrust forward in time after Dominic's injured and out of the armed forces, and he still hasn't drug himself back home to his family and Lily. I've read a few reviews now that have stated that just because he was hurt didn't mean he had to sulk and stay away for so long and just needed to get over it. Statements like these bother me to no end. Want to know why? They don't know what PTSD does to a solider. They are taught to be the best they can be and settle for nothing less. And let's not forget what survivors guilt does to a soldier-but that's for another time and place. All these things mess with a person's head and it's not easy for that person to just snap out of it. Then take away that person's identity as a soldier/warrier/defender, what do you have? Someone who feels like they failed. And this is just the tip of the iceberg for them. This is something I feel very passionate about seeing as I deal daily with crippling anxiety that has affected me not only mentally, but physically, as well. Just like PTSD and various mental issues soldiers have to deal with, it's not always something that can easily be fixed just because it's not seen on the outside. I could go on and on, but this is a book review, not a speil about mental illness. As I was saying, Dom had to have a wake-up call in the form of Ryan, one of Dom and Noah's best friends, travel to Georgia to drag his ass on a plane to help Lily after she is attacked. During this scene, Dominic's reaction shows just how much he still loves Lily. Talk about making my heart ache for him!
The scene where Lily finally sees Dominic after months of avoidance gave me a good chuckle. I'd probably chuck a drink at his head, too. Lily was very endearing and rather enjoyed that she stuck to what she believed actually happened to her. A lot of people wouldn't have done that.
Throughout this book, I was rooting for the pair. Neither has moved on from the other-hello only ever slept with each other! I found it refreshing that Sara Jane Stone kept our couple dedicated to each other no matter if they were with each other or not. That's not seen very often, and definitely not with the male lead. This, alone, showed us that if they could get past their issues, they are the type of couple that can make it for the long haul.
I read this book as fast as I was able to manage around wifely and motherly responsibilities. Sexual tension, stubbornness, love, and faithfulness are just a few elements that added to this wonderful story. Dominic and Lily will hold a special place in my heart. Now I just have to find the patience to wait for Caroline and Josh's book. Now that one I have been looking forward to more than Dominic, and that's saying a lot....more
Just this year I have been exposed to the awesomeness known as Jennifer Bernard. I was first exposed to her when she did a collaboration with Erin NicJust this year I have been exposed to the awesomeness known as Jennifer Bernard. I was first exposed to her when she did a collaboration with Erin Nicholas (One of my FAVORITE authors EVA!) in Getting Wound Up. That book was all sorts of awesome and was introduced to the characters from her Love Between the Bases world. I was so intrigued by Trevor that I was chomping at the bit to review this book. Boy was I not disappointed!
Trevor is closed off because of things in his past, so he comes off this uncaring jerk. Everyone gives him a wide berth, except Paige, the team owner's daughter. Their chemistry was singeing the pages with every page flip. I enjoyed Paige a lot. She was a strong female lead who knew her mind, even if she was cheated on. She wasn't bogged down by bitterness. It was rather refreshing.
When I was previously introduced to the sexiness know as Trevor Stark, I had to know what made him tick. I have a strong pull to the strong, silent types. I love the fierceness in which he loves and protects the ones he cares about. And he is just plain sexy as hell. I truly enjoyed getting to dig deeper into who he was. He made the book, in my opinion.
Drive You Wild has made a firm fan of Jennifer Bernard. I am ashamed to say that I have a few of her books, but they have been bumped up on my TBR list. :)...more