Good girl meets bad boy. When a “chance” meeting brings the two into close proximity, neither can resist. Love incinerates their preconceived...moreGood girl meets bad boy. When a “chance” meeting brings the two into close proximity, neither can resist. Love incinerates their preconceived ideas about their individual worlds… and each other.
Olivia Beaumont isn’t your typical college smart girl. But Brax Jenkins isn’t your typical college bad boy, either. When Olivia arrives at Winston University, she only wants to blend into the background. She hopes no one will notice her. Maybe she will actually be able to forget about the hell of her high school senior year and build an actual life for herself. That all changes when “Winston’s big dog starting pitcher” plows into her as she’s moving into her new dorm.
For Brax life is all about having fun. He is living life his way, enjoying the hell out of everything he can. Having grown up in with the worst the world has to offer, he is damn sure going to take the good when it’s there to grab. Olivia (Gracie or Sunshine to him) turns out to be the very best thing he’s ever seen. Of course, with his lot in life, the good never last long. And his tenuous grasp on happiness is quickly snatched away.
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this story. I’m a huge Cindy Miles fan because I love the way her books make me feel. She has a unique voice that is positive and uplifting. She takes a mousy emotionally scarred little girl and with the help of a foul mouthed Boston bad boy, slowly brings her out of the protective bubble she’s locked around herself. Not being from Boston, I liked how Ms. Miles “helped” me hear Brax’s unique accent by repeating words in that Southie dialect. I also got a kick out of Brax’s quick bursts of temper, using fists when necessary to defend Olivia from anything and everything.
I could totally relate to Olivia being more open and snarky via text (in the beginning) than she was comfortable being in the real world. I felt that Ms. Miles nailed the awkwardness, cockiness and doubts this age group faces on a daily basis.
I know I’ve already said this but I LOVE this story. So much so that I already read it through from front to back twice and hit the highlights (bookmarking them on my kindle) a third time. I even hopped over and preordered the second book in the series completely not know what it could be about. I just can’t wait to dive back into this fun world. Great job Cindy Miles.(less)
When a hot guy points a gun at her and demands to know the location of Alfred Hitchcock, Lisa Pasqualone doesn’t know whether to laugh or scream. Bu...moreWhen a hot guy points a gun at her and demands to know the location of Alfred Hitchcock, Lisa Pasqualone doesn’t know whether to laugh or scream. But when she finds out Alfred Hitchcock is the cat she recently rescued and the gun she was afraid of is a paintball gun, she does know that life’s about to get really interesting.
The hero, Maxwell Collins, is an amazing, generous man who is either bailing out his younger brother or donating a kidney to his sister. To top all that, he owns his own landscape company. I could totally relate to Lisa and her friends watching the landscape crew outside their office window and drooling over those sexy as sin abs. When Max ultimately sets his sights on Lisa, the girl really doesn’t stand a chance.
Hildie McQueen has written a fun, fast paced story that keeps you reading until the very end. I like that there was a lot of miscommunications. Those little misunderstandings made the story that much lighter and easy to relate to. Because Ms. McQueen left us with an excellent hook at the end, I’m already looking to see what happens next for Max’s brother, Dean.(less)
Psychic, Katherine Crystal, needs help from one of Atlanta’s finest. Unfortunately Detective Jack Hale doesn’t believe in psychics. After ignor...morePsychic, Katherine Crystal, needs help from one of Atlanta’s finest. Unfortunately Detective Jack Hale doesn’t believe in psychics. After ignoring an initial call for help from the sexy psychic and leaving the Atlanta Police Department looking bad in the press, Jack is assigned to protect Katherine as she attempts to solve one of their most visible cases. When Katherine’s new found celebrity status brings out the bad guys, it’s up to Jack to keep her alive.
Sixth Sense can get pretty intense. Marilyn Baron really digs deep into the psyche of a serial killer. She also digs deep into the give and take of a budding romance. Jack and Katherine really have nothing in common. Both have trust issues that relate to the other’s profession. But if they hadn’t been forced to work together, they never would have found their true soul mates. Sixth Sense has a great mix of romance, spine tingling suspense, and real hope for two jaded individuals for a happily ever after. I’m looking forward to reading book 2 in the Psychic Crystal Mystery series.(less)
Sam Moreland offered to lend his friend money to save her business in exchange for a fake marriage that would keep his daughter out of the clutche...moreSam Moreland offered to lend his friend money to save her business in exchange for a fake marriage that would keep his daughter out of the clutches of an unfit mother. He never dreamed it would turn into more.
When Rosie Baxter agreed to accept a loan from an old friend she’s had a crush on forever in exchange for a temporary marriage pact, she never dreamed she’d find her happily ever after.
I thought I would take a quick look at the first chapter of this book on a weekday in preparation for a weekend read. That didn’t happen. Before I knew it, I was more than halfway through the book and the only reason I finally quit reading was because my Kindle battery died. I admit I came home from work the next day and finished the story. This book was well worth the sleepy morning.
A Suitable Wife has it all. Passion, friendship, a villainous ex (or two), picturesque settings, heart touching backstory, dedicated family, and some great love scenes. Sweetwater Springs is a place where anyone would feel welcome. Carol Burnside has created a community that I hope to visit often. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.(less)