It's In His Smile
Miranda Cruz isn’t just the best darned waitress in town anymore; she’s Red River’s newest innkeeper. But first, she has to find the contractor who’s disappeared with her life savings so she can start renovations. Not so easy for a woman who never depends on anyone, especially a man. And when a gorgeous old flame shows up, the fire between them is reignited and threatens t...more
His smile was good, but taking his shirt off was better…
What attracts you to your mate? When I met my hubby it was his legs that caught my attention. He has really great muscly legs. In It’s in his smile, Miranda is definitely attracted to Talmadge’s smile…and his eyes…and his hair…and his body… In the end, though, what put her over the edge and sent her straight into pheromones overload was when he took off his shirt. All those muscles, under firm skin…and the muscles…and the skin…and the muscl ...more
Needing help and being needy are two very different things, Miranda.
And speak of the she-devil, here she came, marching toward the announcer's stand with a sour look on her face. Her cross bounced more than usual today... Miranda was pretty sure the cross was a disguise to distract from her forked tail.
'Maybe gussy yourself up. Wear something sexy to cheer him up. Used to work for my Henry until...' Francine blushed through the layers of wrinkles. 'Well, Henry died with nothing b ...more
When a book sucks me in from the first chapter, I know that it would be a real success.
It's In His Smile is an amazing book full of love and romance that it fills your heart with warmth.
The story is about Talmadge Oaks, a successful environmental architect and Miranda Cruz, the new owner of his grandmother's Inn.
After loosing his parents in a car accident and then his beloved grandfather, Talmadge decided to leave his g ...more
Cher always told us in 'The Mermaids' that 'It's In His Kiss', but it's whatever lol. This story was flippin adorable. A stretch on the reasoning to keep him in town etc, but you tend to forgive that cause its so cute. Gotta love small towns and hussies for mothers....NOT!
It's in His Smile is the third book in the Red River Valley Series but can be read as a standalone. That's exactly how I read it, this is the first book by Shelly Alexander and I know that it won't be my last. I found it to be a refreshing read. Now, lets get to Talmadge and Miranda's small town romance....
Miranda's life has changed over the last few months. She was the new innkeeper and soon-to-be owner of a Victorian Inn that needed more than a few repairs before its re-opening ...more
Short:I love the village of Red River and the characters but my all time favorite is still book 2. ♥
Talmadge and Miranda were loveable characters; but I didn't quite comprehend Mirandas insecurities although I can understand her to some degree.
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Miranda Cruz hat es nicht einfach. Bereits als Teenager musste sie sich um ihren kleinen Bruder kümmern, da ihre leichtlebige Mutter mehr mi ...more
The story is set in a small town set with all the usual small town traits, everyone knows your business and gossip, gossip and more gossip!! Miranda ...more
After battling years from the terrible reputation of her mother, Miranda Cruz protects herself by trying to be a reputable part of the community but in doing so she has closed herself off in many ways by being afraid to get too close to others. Once upon a time, she opened herself up to Talmadge but a misunderstanding quickly made her think she should stick to staying alone taking care of her brother, he ...more
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
It's In His Heart (Red River Valley, #1)
It's In His Touch (Red River Valley, #2)
This is Miranda and Talmadge’s story. Miranda is grieving and her contractor is gone. She is trying to get the B&B back to its former glory but without help she is struggling. Talmadge is in town but only for a short time. What is supposed to be a sh ...more
I was a little bummed I had missed the first to books in this series and will go back to read them soon as I truly enjoyed not just this book but the town around this book and I hope there will be another book to follow this one.
Talmage and Miranda grew up in the same town. He noticed her but always kept his distance because she was quite a bit younger than him. They came together 7 years ago for their friends wedding for a one night stand ...more
Wow, what a story! So invigorating and refreshing to read something different. Two of the characters in the book, Francine and Clydelle (think I spelt it right) were a hoot, I loved them! And their secret set me into fits of laughter.
While I loved the story and the characters, it took me a while to 'get' Mirands. Til about half way through the book, she was irritating, way too stubborn and a pain in the butt, but I eventually warmed to her. I consta ...more
Author: Shelly Alexander
Publication Date: 6/14/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars
*May contain spoilers *
Another fantastic romance story from Author Shelly Alexander. I enjoyed this one. We have a couple who have known each other since they were kids. Miranda stayed in town and has endured a life of crap since her mother was the towns’ trollop more or less. Talmadge never really stopped thinking of Miranda but life ...more
This was my first book that I have read from Shelly Alexander and it will not be the last. She has a wonderful style of writing that takes you into a small town and you get to know each character as your friends.
Miranda, headstrong independent woman is trying to open an inn, but her mentor has passed on and so she is a little lost how to accomplish it all.
However, Talmadge the grandson of the mentor (Bea) is home from the funeral. Talmadge and Miranda are no strangers as their paths have cross ...more
Miranda is a good reflection of most women with their insecurities. Very relatable as a character.
Talamadge was quite the confusing character. I felt he was the charac ...more
I received an ARC on NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review
I will warn you that Miranda has to grow on you, but by the end of the book I really liked her.
I like Miranda shes OK, not someone that I think is a brat or anything but not someone that made a super impression on me either.
Tam (because cannot be bothered to type it out) was OK too but I didn't like him the most. He just wasn't very interesting and he was sort of just there. Not sure why but he didn't have a prescence that made me want to get all up in excitement he was just a bit boring and yeah not really fun.
Their romance is nice. It ge ...more
Miranda Cruz has lived under the shadow of her flighty, man-hungry mother all her life in Red River. Or, as Mrs. Wilkerson puts it, her hussy of a mother. Miranda has worked hard over the years to raise her younger brother and make something of herself. She was tired of being a waitress at Cotton Eyed Joe’s, so she struck a deal with Bea, the mother-like figure she didn’t have. Now Miranda is the newest proprieter in town, stuck trying to remodel Bea’s old inn with a disappearing contr ...more
Reviewed by Candace
**4 1/2 stars**
This is my first experience reading the amazing words of Shelly Alexander! Alexander delivers a heartfelt story that takes place in a small town filled with love, laughter and lots of small town gossip that sucks you in by the first chapter and wraps itself around you in a tight hug that doesn’t let go until the end.
Miranda Cruz seemed to always get the short end of the stick in life. Growing up, her mother did not have the ...more
Miranda Cruz seemed to always get the short end of the stick in life. Growing up, her mother did not have the best reputation in town with jumping from boyfriend to boyfriend. Thus, ...more
The story starts with Bea’s wake, which Miranda is hosting at the inn she ...more
Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I ...more