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Brambleberry Shores (Book #1 & #2)

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BRAMBLEBERRY SHORES (BOOK #1 & #2)RAE ANNE THAYNE
Posted: June 20, 2013


Two favorite Brambleberry House stories from "USA TODAY" bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne"The Daddy Makeover"

Eben Spencer learned long ago to keep his eye on the ball and his emotions under wraps. This philosophy has taken him to the pinnacle of success in business. But in his personal life, it led to a shattered marriage. So it's just him and his little girl...until he meets Sage Benedetto. She's warm, emotional, open--everything Eben is not. Sage's bewitching nature soon has this tycoon rethinking his future....

"His Second-Chance Family"

As a teenager Julia Blair found more than fun in the sun at Cannon Beach. She found a home--in the arms of her first love, Will Garrett. A bright future stretched out in front of Julia.... Though life hadn't worked out as planned, here she is, back in Cannon Beach, with her two kids in tow. Only to find Will there, too. Julia beli…

Instant Temptation #3

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INSTANT TEMPTATION #3JILL SHALVIS
Posted: June 20, 2013


T.J. Wilder is the perfect package of breathtaking adventure and raw sex appeal. Even better, he's about to reconnect with the one woman he's never been able to forget...
Get Your Pulse Racing
To Harley, the landscape around Wishful, California, is exhilarating, untamed, and more than a little dangerous. The same could be said for T.J. Wilder, who's invited himself along on her trek to study a rare coyote. Harley's career is riding on this trip, and she doesn't need a stubborn, incredibly sexy distraction. But T.J. is a professional guide who knows when to stay back and when to provide invaluable expertise-just like he's done since they were in high school. And Harley, as usual, is torn between throttling him and giving in to the raw attraction that's been smoldering all these years.
T.J. knows how proud and capable Harley is, but he's damned sure not letting her put herself at risk when there are i…

Instant Gratification #2

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION #2JILL SHALVIS
Posted: June 20,2013



In Instant Attraction, Jill Shalvis introduced Cameron, Stone, and T.J.; the sexy, daredevil brothers who run Wilder Adventures. And for Stone Wilder, the thrill of a lifetime is about to arrive in a surprising package. . .
The Doctor Is In Deep
Wishful, California, is 3000 miles from Dr. Emma Sinclair's last job in a New York City ER. It may as well be another galaxy. Here, running her father's clinic for a summer, Emma treats bee stings, stomach flu, and the occasional pet cat. Plus, she has to contend with patients like Stone Wilder: gorgeous, laid-back, and irritating beyond belief. The man laughs at her. A lot. And Emma loathes him. All except that tiny part of her that wants to throw him on her examining table and break every doctor-patient rule in the book. . .
When Stone tries to help Emma learn to loosen up a bit, he pictures white-water rafting or scenic mountain hikes. Not a mind-blowing affair that shakes the…

Instant Attraction #1

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INSTANT ATTRACTION #1JILL SHALVIS
Posted: June 20, 2013


The first in a sensational new series, Jill Shalvis introduces Cameron, Stone, and T.J. Wilder—three bad-boy heroes who effortlessly mix breathtaking adventure and scorching sex appeal...

Get Wild...And Then Get Wilder...

Accountant Katie Kramer is a quintessential good girl; working hard, recycling diligently, all the while trying to ignore the feeling that she doesn't fit in anywhere. That's all she wants. Well, that; and amazing sex, and the kind of daredevil escapade she can look back on when she's crunching numbers in a dusty cubicle. Which explains why she just took a job in Wishful, California, working for Wilder Adventures and Expeditions. Waking up to find a magnificently built stranger towering over her bed; that part defies explanation...

After wandering the planet for months following a life-changing accident, Cameron Wilder has come back to the only home he knows. Under other circumstances, he might be thrill…

Stealing Home (The Sweet Magnolias #1)

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STEALING HOME (THE SWEET MAGNOLIAS #1)SHERRYL WOODS
Posted: June 20, 2013

Maddie Townsend might live in a town called Serenity, but there's been nothing calm or peaceful about her life since her marriage broke up. This stay-at-home mom has no job skills, an out-of-control sixteen-year-old son, a talkative fourteen-year-old who's suddenly gone silent, a six-year-old daughter whose heart is broken, an ex-husband whose younger girlfriend is expecting their baby and two best friends who think she's somehow qualified to help them open a fitness spa for women. But if Maddie is a tad on edge with all that on her plate, it's nothing compared to the chaos that ensues when she discovers that her son's baseball coach has feelings for her and the whole town disapproves. Maddie's faced a lot of challenges lately with strength and resolve, but Cal Maddox may turn out to be more than she can handle.

Then again, he could just be the one man in all of South Carolina who can help …

My Heart Remembers #3

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MY HEART REMEMBERS #3PATRICIA McLINN
Posted: June 20, 2013


Originally published by Silhouette

Wyoming Wildflowers – Bur-Marigold

Lisa Currick was once as bright and open as the sunny Bur Marigold wildflower of her native Wyoming. That’s how New York City Detective Shane Garrison has remembered her since she figured in his first investigation eight years ago. But when he arrives in her hometown determined to resolve the final element of that case, he discovers the girl he's remembered has become a very different woman.

Wildflower ArtOnce open-hearted and artistic, Lisa has put all that aside for a life of order and discipline. And Shane wants to know why. He can't forget the girl, but he's fascinated by the woman who challenges him to find answers inside himself.

MY REVIEWS:


This book I was not sure I wanted to read at first when reading the series. Lisa was a fluff character I thought. Yes, sister to a main character but still fluff. Although, I have to tell you I am so pleased…

Match Made in Wyoming #2

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MATCH MADE IN WYOMING #2PATRICIA McLINN
Posted: June 20, 2013

Originally published by Silhouette Special Edition

Wyoming Wildflowers -- Fireweed

When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening the blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of ranch foreman Cal Ruskoff. Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies – a matchmaking friend, the Wyoming winter, high-octane mutual attraction, and a rescued puppy who slips past Cal's defenses.

Cal might give in to passion temporarily, but from behind the wall he's built around his past and his secrets, he's certain Taylor is all that he can't let himself have. And he'll use all his weapons to keep her out.

"These characters -- their dialogue, their fears, their complex personalities -- are very real. As a reader, I cou…

Almost A Bride #1

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ALMOST A BRIDE #1PATRICIA McLINN
Posted: June 20, 2013



Originally published by Silhouette

Wyoming Wildflowers: Indian Paintbrush

Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can’t resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos. Maybe – just maybe – his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.

MY REVIEWS:

Talk about a case of parental mind games wow Dave got served up a big case of it at a time in his life when most of us if were honest are dealing in fear. So, for his m…

Hot On Her Trail (Hell Yeah! #2)

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HOT ON HER TRAIL (HELL YEAH! #2)SABLE HUNTER
Posted: June 20, 2013


Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child.

Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. Jacob has a different opinion - he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his heart.

MY REVIEW:

OK, just let me say up front I was lucky enough now at two different times now to get the first two books in this series. Sable Hunter is a fantastic storyteller in her own rite. That she feels a need to cater to Romantic Erotica is kinda of sad she has the ability to reach a whole lot wider audience with her stories they pull you in that much with the characters & the way they interact. Don't get me wrong ero…

Cowboy Heat (Hell Yeah! #1)

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COWBOY HEAT (HELL YEAH! #1)SABLE HUNTER
Posted: June 20, 2013


An Erotic Romance

Aron McCoy has sworn off women - except for sex. When Libby Fontaine arrives at Aron's Tebow Ranch, she is determined to cram a lifetime of living into a few short months. The doctor has told her that she can't count on her remission from leukemia being a permanent one. Their attraction to one another is instantaneous and overwhelming. But when Aron finds out that Libby is innocent - he backs off. He has nothing to offer a girl who deserves white lace and promises. Then Aron catches Libby pleasuring herself in his stock tank and hears her cry out his name - and the heat is on.


MY REVIEW:


I was so pleasantly surprised by this book I can't begin to tell you. This is far beyond your simple Erotica book if there is one. This as Libby the main character would say is A Romantic Romance Erotica. This is a story with characters that have spirit & life in them & real depth to them. I was just blown …

Sea Of Dreams

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SEA OF DREAMSKATHRYN LE VEQUE
Posted: June 20, 2013


Blakesley Thorne moved to San Diego to escape a horrendous history in Los Angeles; a divorce, betrayal and murder were only part of it. A distant cousin of marshal Wyatt Earp, Blakesley intends to start a new life with her three very young daughters in the old homestead that has been in her family for generations. The home, one of the very first great homesteads to be built in early California, is full of legends of cursed gold and evil tidings.

Beck Seavington, Cmdr, USN, is a S.E.A.L. commander with a detachment from Coronado Naval Warfare Base. A handsome, lonely man fresh from a hellish divorce, he meets Blakesley in a life or death situation. Thrown together in what could have been a devastating circumstance, he is nonetheless smitten by the beautiful woman with the sea-colored eyes. Try as he might, he can't forget the spectacular young mother and he intends to pursue her.

Blakesley, too, is smitten with the gorgeous naval com…

The DiMaggio's

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THE DiMAGGIOS' THREE BROTHERS, THEIR PASSION FOR BASEBALL, THEIR PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM                                                         
TOM CLAVIN
Posted: June 19, 2013

The untold Great American Story of three brothers—Joltin' Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio—and the Great American Game, baseball, that would consume their lives

More than 350 sets of brothers have played in the major leagues since the 1870s. But few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. Joe DiMaggio, "The Yankee Clipper," is an American icon and one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. Even his chief rival, Ted Williams, called him the greatest all-around player he ever saw.

But two of Joe's brothers, also center fielders, were dynamic players in their own right. Dominic, affectionately known as "The Little Professor," was a seven-time All-Star who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1940 through 1953. He hit better than .300 fiv…

American Gun

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AMERICAN GUNCHRIS KYLE & WILLIAM DOYLE
Posted: June 19, 2013

At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the top sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing one of the most exciting missions of his life: a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully shows how guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often under appreciated role in our national story.

"Perhaps more than any other nation in the world," Kyle writes, "the history of the United States has been shaped by the gun. Firearms secured the first Europeans' hold on the continent, opened the frontier, helped win our independence, settled the West, kept law and order, and defeated tyranny across the world."

Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Win…

Single~Minded Book #3

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SINGLE~MINDEDVERONICA BLADE




Single Girls micro trilogy, book three

NOTE: This is a very short story, equal to appx 38 printed pages

Laynie's been trying for years to kill her crush on her brother's best friend, Josh — who treats her like a little sister. Things take a turn to the delicious side when Josh gets her in a hot lip-lock. Now she can't think about going to prom with anyone else. But hoping for love from the king of fast-and-loose hookups will only lead to heartbreak. Or will it?

MY REVIEW:

Out of all three books this by far is my favorite of the three. The characters are just so endearing. Laynie's brother' s friend Josh is staying over again so he is there when she comes home from school & no one else. Sparks fly like the forth of July between the two. Laynie can't tell if Josh is toying with her or not. A must read.

Singled Out Book #2

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SINGLED OUTVERONICA BLADE
Posted: June 19, 2013



Single Girls micro trilogy, book two

NOTE: This is a very short story, equal to appx 38 printed pages

Brittany’s short-lived fling with the insanely hot Wyatt left her seething, despite still liking him. Since he barely glances her way anymore, going to prom alone seems far better than going with some loser. But Brittany's well-intentioned friends haven’t given up on Wyatt, and they’re intensifying their matchmaking tactics!

MY REVIEW:

This is a YA THREE BOOK SERIES I wanted to read before I allowed my 11 yr. Old soon to be 12 yr. Old who is an advanced reader might like. I would say most definitely. This is the second book in the series & I already love the wholesomeness of the friends, the types of parties they have (no alcohol & curfews), & talking out conflicts. Highly recommend to YA. I have to say I really enjoyed the storyline & characters too. (orig. posted Oct. 23, 2012)

Single~Handed Book #1

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SINGLE-HANDEDVERONICA BLADE
Posted: June 19, 2013



Single Girls micro trilogy, book one

NOTE: This is a very short story, equal to appx 25 printed pages

Alex single-handedly takes down a bully. A safer school has its perks, but what else did the years of martial arts training get her? Not a prom date, that’s for sure. With only a few weeks left before the big day, can she stop the tough act long enough for the boy of her dreams to see she’s still just a girl?


MY REVIEW:


What a lovely YA love short story. I am so going to have my daughter read this. It has so many endearing qualities. Like the purity of young love, championing good over evil, sticking up for the underdog & friendship. Most of all about being a young woman who can be powerful in her own right strong enough to beat up the boys but soft enough to remember she still a girl & can have feelings & emotions of a true woman & allow a man to be a man also. Give & take a couple.


My Last Blind Date

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MY LAST BLIND DATESUSAN HATLER


Better Date than Never Series, Book 3

It’s Valentine’s Day and Rachel Price has a choice: Stay home and watch TV with her lovable doggy or let her best friend, Ellen, set her up on a blind date. What to do….

Ellen says the guy is a “10,” but the last guy she set her up with was a “–5.” Rachel’s been flirting with coworker Noah Peterson and she’s hoping he’s noticed. Then, she finds out Noah has big plans. Even worse, he advises Rachel to go on the blind date!

Should she play it safe and spend the Hallmark holiday with her loyal pooch, Chester, or risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love?

MY REVIEW:

I really liked this feel good Valentine short story. I would have given it a five STAR but it became predictable which I feel was just to pat in some ways. Rachel didn't even ask all the questions any normal woman who had been leery of blind dates would have ask especially when Noah doesn't know Ellen's boyfriend. I get it now in the fu…