Showing posts from June 19, 2013

Truth or Date (Better Date Than Never #2)

Posted: June 19,2013

Better Date than Never Series, Book 2

Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.


Just what the doctor ordered. This was one of those stories where you just find yourself smil…

Love At First Date (Better Date Than Never #1)

Posted: June 19, 2013

Better Date than Never Series, Book 1

Ellen’s figured out that finding the right guy is all about compatibility. That’s why she’s signed up for Detailed Dating—the local online dating scene in Sacramento. Learning men’s preferences up front, plus a few weeks of email correspondence, has resulted in two candidates she’s excited to meet in person.

When Ellen’s best friend asks her to baby-sit her beloved pooch, dog-sitting leads to disaster and Ellen ends up at the local vet where she meets a man she can’t stop thinking about. Henry isn’t a logical choice, but Ellen suddenly finds herself signing up for a week-long doggy class to spend more time with him.Now, Ellen has a choice: Go with one of the logical choices or let herself fall for the one man her heart seems to want.


I totally enjoyed this short story. The storyline was well thought out & the characters fully developed. Ellen & Henry ma…

Snow Bound Enemies

Posted: June 19,2013

Patrick Murphy had been harboring secret feelings for his best friend's baby sister for longer than he even cared to think about.

He'd kept his promise to his friend and kept his distance from Kayleigh by pretending to dislike her. Now, trapped together in an isolated cabin, snowed in together, there aren't enough barbs or snarky comments in the world to keep the heat that flares between them at bay.


Call me A sucker for a longing for a young love romance that finally connect. This one seemed as it was destined to explode on itself. But, fate came in & saved them from themselves or the brother in this case. I really enjoyed this short. They started to talk then one thing lead to another & HEA.

Bad Boy Secrets #2

Posted: June 19, 2013

Reed Harrison is everything right and proper, a decorated soldier turned small town attorney. But he's also a man with a secret, and dark, dangerous desires. With his sight set on Cass Blakely, the best friend of his best friend's girl, sparks begin to fly.

Cass has lived her life by one motto, not to take any crap off of anyone. She's always bucked authority, but no one has ever issued the kinds of orders that Reed gives her.

But not everyone wants to see the odd couple have a happy ending...


This book had all the elements I look for in a book that I didn't know I wanted. I liked how Cass had NO body image at all. There was a mild form of bondage, spanking, & submission which in this case was done with love & with an agreement between the couple as to what was allowed. Just so captivating I have to say for sure & the total erotic wow for me. Then, there is two added crazies thrown into the m…

Bad Girl Lessons #1

Posted: June 19, 2013

Evangeline Harper has been every one's good girl. But after being dumped at the altar by her fiancé, Evie decides it's time to stop playing by the rules and have some fun. There's only one problem... she doesn't know how. But one of her oldest friends, Jackson Cope, is just the man to teach her. Hotter than a Georgia tent revival in July, Jackson has had a starring role in every erotic fantasy Evie has ever had. Can she convince the local bad boy to help transform her from a slightly pudgy, former debutante into a wanton, sex kitten?

Jackson's been secretly in love with Evie since they were kids, but she was always off limits to the likes of him. Now she's offering him everything he's ever wanted, but only as friends with benefits. Planning to seduce her into his life on a permanent basis, he starts out with hot, steamy lessons on how to walk on the wild side. When Evie's former fiancĂ© shows up, t…

The Rancher-(Redbourne Series #1)

Posted: June 19, 2013

The deal was to share the ranch, not her heart...

ABBY MCCALLISTER can ride and shoot better than any man she’s ever met, but when the threat of losing her ranch forces her to find a husband, she is unprepared for the mysterious stranger who takes her hand and evokes in her a sudden desire to be a lady fit for his arm. He'd sworn to protect her. He couldn't do that if she married someone else...

COLE REDBOURNE, immersed in guilt over the accident that claimed his best friend, discovers there was nothing accidental about it. When he sets out for Silver Falls, Colorado, to fulfill his friend’s dying wish and to flush out his killer, the last thing he expected was to find hope again disguised as his impromptu bride.


Totally enjoyed this story. It was a refreshing change from the average love stories I normally read. The to main characters Abbey & Cole come together in a very unusual way. Hint love …

Cross My Heart

Posted: June 19, 2013

When opposites attract...
The last thing Jenna Landry wants is to fall in love. The former rock musician is getting ready to start a new job and a new life in L.A., and she's only back in her hometown for the summer. Nothing could tempt her to stay any longer than that...not even the sexy doctor next door.
Michael Stone has a reputation for being as cold as ice. So what is it about his free-spirited neighbor that sets him on fire? The strait-laced M.D. has his hands full with his career and his teenage daughter, and even if he were looking for a relationship, he knows Jenna is all wrong for him. So why does being with her feel so right?


Michael (heart surgeon)is father to Claudia (14 yr. Old) who lives with his in laws in Florida. Since the death of his ex wife who moved back home to be near family. He sees her twice a yr. & she says she hates him for being to perfect. Jenna is the curvy beautiful raven haired ex rock …

Worth the Weight

Posted: June 19, 2013

A New Body...
A New Life...
An Old Flame?

Lizzie Hampton is literally a shadow of her former self. Having lost half her body weight, she's headed to her small hometown to test out her new body on an old flame. Just a harmless fling to get her self confidence back before she returns to the city and the new man in her life.

But Lizzie's plan has a few bumps in the road.

Finn Robbins can't believe Liz is back in town. Desperate to be the holder of her innocence eighteen years ago, he never got the chance.
Now she's back and he can finally check her off his to do list.

But her friends, his son, and the mysterious Annie may have something to say about that.

The first book in a contemporary romance series which takes place in Michigan's Copper Country. Includes a sneak peek at Worth The Drive, The Worth Series Book 2: The Pretty One


What beautifully depicted story about a girl who has an issue with her weight. Liz was not…

Elly in Bloom

Elly in BloomColleen Oakes
Posted: June 19,2013

What would you do if you had to design your lover's wedding?

Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, chubby 32-year old Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet little life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique wedding florist in St. Louis. It’s not bad for a woman who drove away from her entire life just two years ago when she found her husband entwined with a red-headed artist.

Sure, Elly has an embarrassingly beautiful best friend, a terribly behaved sheepdog and a sarcastic assistant who she simply calls “Snarky Teenager”, but overall her days are pleasantly uneventful. As a bonus, her new next door neighbor just happens to be an unnervingly handsome musician who has an eye for curvy Elly.

Just when she feels that she is finally moving on from her past, she discovers that an extravagant wedding contract, one that could change her financial future, is more than she bargained for.

With the help of her friends, staff and th…

The Outpost An Untold Story of American Valor

THE OUTPOST  An Untold Story of American Valor     JAKE TAPPER
Posted: June 19, 2013

At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely out manned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the wars deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp. A Pentagon investigation later concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.

THE OUTPOST is a tour de force of investigative journalism. Jake Tapper exposes the origins of this tragic and confounding story, exploring the history of the camp and detailing the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their com…

Undefeated~Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphins'

UNDEFEATED INSIDE THE 1972 MIAMI DOLPHINS'  Perfect Season         Mike Freeman
Posted: June 20, 2013

Each year, every football team sets out to play a perfect season. Only one has ever succeeded talk about beating the odds.

The Miami Dolphins of the late 1960s were a laughingstock, an expansion team, and a franchise where careers went to die. Then came Coach Don Shula. In just a few short years—through hard work, long practices, and his no-nonsense attitude toward the game—Shula transformed the team into a championship franchise. The Dolphins were by and large unseasoned players or rejects from other teams. Even so, they made it to Super Bowl VI. They suffered a humiliating loss to the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the first team in Super Bowl history not to score a single touchdown. But Shula closed the 1971 season by telling his players to remember this loss and make sure nothing like it ever happened again. And they listened.

The Miami team came back for the 1972 season determined to …

Lombardi's Left Side

Posted: June 19, 2013

Vince Lombardis Green Bay Packers ushered the National Football League to the forefront of American sports popularity during a racially explosive time, proving that teamwork transcended the color barrier.

Hubby's Review:
This was a very good book about two player's from Lombardi's defense. Well written and a lot of information. For any Packer fan a must read,but also any football fan. More than just football. Talks about there lives as well.

Gettysburg The Last Invasion

Posted: June 19, 2013

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, and coinciding with 150th anniversary of the legendary battle: a brilliant new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--that draws the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts, as never before, the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the great battles of all time.

Though the Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, never before has a book dived down so closely to the individual soldier to explore the experience of the three days of intense fighting for the people involved, or looked so closely at the way politics swayed military decisions, or placed the battle in the context of nineteenth-century military practice. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the stone walls…

Sugar Daddy

Posted: June 19, 2013

Hannah Matthews, an over educated under employed mother of twin girls, takes the girls on the annual Labor Day weekend family vacation while her husband stays behind. By the time she has returned, he has cleaned out their bank accounts, their apartment, and moved in with a surgically enhanced stripper. Try as she might, Hannah is forced to resort to desperate measures: finding a Sugar Daddy.

Gavin Meyers, affluent businessman, discovered too late that his bohemian wife wasn't in love with him when he caught her in their bed with a lover...his sister. After a heated meeting with the lawyers trying to arrange the divorce agreement, his lawyer suggests he get a hobby and work out all his anger. He can't think of a single thing he wants to do more than find some woman to punish for his suffering. And it just so happens, he stumbles across a personal ad that will serve his purpose. What kind of woman advertises for a Sugar…

Stormy Surrender

Posted: June 19, 2013

Sometimes the life you planned isn’t the one you get to live. Sometimes the pain of the past overshadows the future. And sometimes to start over you have to go back to where it all began. That’s how it was for Joe Masters. That’s how he ended up back in New Hope. And that’s why he was in his thirties and had nothing to show for his life. He needed a complete overhaul, just like his father’s old house. Instead of a fast track, he had slowed down and was on a ten year plan. These days that was more his speed. And as much as he tried to fight the inevitable, he was learning to accept and surrender.

Martha had weathered her fair share of storms in Vermont, was accustomed to the cold, both the chill in the air and the cold shoulder in her marriage, but after the miscarriage she felt like she would never get warm again. So she did the research from the laptop while sitting in front of the fireplace. She knew what she need…

The Melody in Our Hearts


Posted: June 19, 2013
Doctor Valerie Fogarty studied hard to become a competent surgeon, but losing a patient during an operation made her throw everything out the window and now she can't set foot into an operating room anymore. Until her best friend Ryan is brought into the ER on a stretcher, fighting for his life after a terrible car accident and she’s the only one who can save him. Meeting him as a teenager in their hometown in Ireland was the turning point in her life and she knows she will never be able to live without him. Will her determination and skills be enough to save Ryan's life?

Jazz Star Ryan Wyler grew up in Dublin, with a dream of becoming a professional pianist and continuing the legacy of his musical hero, Frank Sinatra. When opportunity knocks and he's offered the chance to pursue a real music career, he's happy to accept it, unaware that what he's actually accepting is a package deal he will h…

Reasons I Fell For The Funny Fat Friend

Posted: June 19, 2013

It’s stupid to fall for your brother’s ex. It’s even worse to enlist another’s help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips.

She’s the school’s matchmaker,’ and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk to, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.

But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.

Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be harder than simply falling in love.

Written by Cassie Mae under the pen name Becca Ann

June 19, 2013

     Good morning everyone!  I am so tired this morning and I am really looking pretty wrecked when I look in the mirror.  Spent many hours getting this site up and running yesterday and sending messages to friends on Goodreads.  Heard back from some of the authors that I am friends with and it looks like some may be stopping by from time to time to promote their new book or at the very least ending me information about it so I can get it to you.
     We hope in the future to when I become a pro (lol) at this to maybe do drawings for books and things of that nature.  As well as letting you know fun facts about your author, where you can find that authors book at the best price, etc...
     I am off to do some of that much needed reading but I will be posting some of my past books that I have read in the last month or so and what I thought of them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  Now I have to let you know that there has not been to many clunkers in my lot of bo…