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Ruthless: (Nashville Lights #3)

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RUTHLESS: NASHVILLE LIGHTS #3CHERYL DOUGLAS





Marisa Turner has wanted her brother's best friend, Luc, forever, but she also wants a baby and it seems Luc isn't up to the challenge. She has to choose between the man she loves and the family she hopes to have. Fortunately, there's another man waiting in the wings to make her baby fantasy a reality.
Luc Spencer is tired of hearing about marriage and babies. He loves Marisa, but he can't promise her forever. After two years together, she tells him it's over. He's not worried, he believes she'll be back. But what will happen when he finds out there's another man waiting to take his place?

MY REVIEW:
What a really good book. That storyline really keeps your interest peeked. Luc & Marisa have a long history albeit one sided for many of those years. Mostly because Luc was the best buddy of her much older brother. So, since she was a tweeny she was in love with him & he did not even really notice her until sh…

Boy, could I use a bionic brain right about now.

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Posted: June 26, 2013 Are you like me going which one is it again.  Well, as I get older I am having a harder time each and every day.  I look at my twelve year old and say did I do this right?  You know mom my brain is not engaging again.  I really would like to use my resent illness all the time but it's just, okay I'll say it, old age!  So, here is a cheat sheet for those of you who are like me.  I am happy to have you in my club, Welcome Oh Brainless Ones. :0)

His Island Bride

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HIS ISLAND BRIDESHADONNA RICHARDS

She wasn't looking for love, but love found her...while vacationing on the sunny island of Jamaica.

With mixed emotions, Jessica Mills can't wait to escape to the Caribbean--away from an arranged marriage agreement to honor her new found heritage. She is to meet her potential groom-to-be in two weeks. She finally books her long-awaited vacation to a resort in Jamaica only to be double booked in the same suite as a gorgeous, irresistible stranger--who happens to get under her skin.

Sexy, undercover billionaire, James Carrington has more on his mind than relationships. On the verge of making an important business decision that can affect his entire future and everything he's worked for, he goes to Jamaica to think and indulge in recreational activities. He did not count on having a beautiful brunette in his suite--a pleasant but ill-timed distraction. There's no mistaking the sparks that fly between Jessica and James at one of the island…

Color Blind

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COLOR BLINDTOM DUNKEL
Posted: June 26, 2013

COLOR BLIND is a prelude to Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Semipro baseball was highly competitive in the 1930s, so competitive that even out on the Great Plains a lot of money got bet on games between rival towns. Car dealer Neil Churchill managed Bismarck, North Dakota's team. He began muscling up by luring players from the Negro Leagues, the biggest prize being the great-but-perpetually-unpredictable Satchel Paige, who shocked the baseball establishment by heading west to where the buffalo roam. Paige pitched for Bismarck at the tail end of 1933 and all of 1935. The focal point of the book is that 1935 season, when events take an odd turn toward Kansas.
COLOR BLIND is written with an eye beyond baseball. The narrative touches upon moonshine, gambling, Depression hard times, Dakota pioneer days and, of course, racial discrimination. Sitting Bull, Franklin Roosevelt, and Carl Sandburg are among…

Me and Brad

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ME AND BRADMAL OLSON
Posted: June 26, 2013




A feel good short story where a forlorn dog plays cupid to a lonely young woman and the sexy sheriff who pulls her over for speeding.
MY REVIEW:


I totally enjoyed this story of this unsung hero "Soldier". It is a storyline from the headlines everyone could relate to yet with a continuation that allows you to imagine what may have happened & its happy resolution. The fact that it was such a shot story was not a deterrence to the well developed characters & the feel that the story gave you a sense of this duty to country this dog gave. I recommend this short but sweet love story.


Daisy Darling Meets A Man

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DAISY DARLING MEETS A MANL.A. DALE


What would you do if you opened your door in the dead of night to find a handsome man on the other side? Holding an orphaned lamb.

After being dumped by her husband, Daisy Darling wants nothing more than to curl up in her pyjamas every night and drink herself into sleep. She doesn't want to face her life. Then, one night, a storm brings a stranger to her door. A stranger who turns out to be the most famous rock star on the planet, Hawk Moon.
Hawk is nothing like Daisy imagined a rock star would be. He's honest and down to Earth and in the short time he's in her life, Daisy finds herself feeling emotions she hasn't experienced in a very long time. There's something about Hawk that makes her want to start her life over.

But Hawk and Daisy will never be an item. Hawk is on tour. Daisy lives in the country. She's small town and he's the universe. Their worlds can never collide. Or can they?

MY REVIEW:


Ok, not just any man but the m…

Heartfire: Search for Love

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HEARTFIRE: SEARCH FOR LOVEKAREN ROSE SMITH


Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who travels the world, is falling in love with her best friend's husband all over again. A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love and a little boy who holds his own secret. They could become a real family if they all become vulnerable and honest with each other. A heartfire has been burning for years. Will it lead to everlasting love?





MY REVIEW:

Max's wife Leslie passes from cancer & her best friend Tessa stays in contact with her son Ryan. Ryan is Tessa's Godson. Now it has been three years since Leslie has passed & since her parents have moved out of town & Tessa can no longer stay with them. Ryan ask Max if she can stay there to visit this time with them this visit.of course Max says yes. The sticky wickette is that Max & Tessa use to date nine years ago so feelings start to surface leaving both of them on very shaky...moreMax's wife Leslie passes from cancer &a…

Crazy for Cowboy

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CRAZY FOR COWBOYROXY BOROUGHS
Posted: June 26, 2013

She’s through with cowboys. But this one’s the ‘reel’ deal.

Equine veterinarian, Emily Grant, has had her share of cowboys, and they always break her heart. After vowing to give them up forever, Brandon Hollister strides into her life.

He’s a different kind of cowboy, one that works on the silver screen. But is he just playing the part when it comes to love? Or can this handsome hunk get past a case of mistaken identity to become the man to win Emily’s heart.

A 50,000-word sweeter romantic comedy.

MY REVIEW:


What a refreshing short story. It was just sweet, funny, & a wholesome love story. You have Emily who is a lady veterinarian & Brandon who is an actor posing as a cowboy. At first he does it as a gag just to meet her & also gives her the false name of Houston. The next day he runs into her again purely by accident & allows the lie to spin out of control as well as their attraction for one another. Can he fix it & te…

Sweet Seduction

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SWEET SEDUCTIONJUDY ANGELO
Posted: June 26, 2013

Jake McKoy moves to a tiny town in upstate New York to escape a painful secret from his past. He has no idea that it is here that he will find healing and strength and a new start in life. And that healing comes in the form of a fresh-faced woman who steals his heart.

Samantha Fox was only a month away from her wedding day when her fiance broke the engagement. He'd found a more 'suitable' bride. Haunted by the constant fear that she's not 'good enough', Sam finds it hard to give her heart to another man. And when that man happens to be a billionaire who can't let go of his past, things become complicated indeed.
Can Jake and Samantha overcome their difficult pasts to forge a bright future together?

MY REVIEW:

Jake poor guy is one fickled man. He is a billionaire mystery writer who moves into small town America. Springs a leak in the basement & has to call in a plumber. In walks Sam as in (Samantha) she is tiny…

Restorations

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RESTORATIONSBONNIE BLYTHE


In a small Oregon community, Sara Andersen finds herself in possession of an old farmhouse in desperate need of renovations. Brian Farris is a builder who is new in town, but intimately acquainted with Sara. His purpose is not to restore only the house, but his relationship with her. The only problem is that Sara doesn't believe Brian has undergone any soulful renovations of his own.

MY REVIEW:

Sara & Brian are a couple who took their walk with God at different times & down different paths at the beginning. So, when their human choices to a scary turn in their relationship, they were caught, on so many levels they took it as a booming hand of God.   God's way to punish her. Therefore, she ran instead of talking to him. Which is really the theme of this whole story lack of mature adult communication. Praying to God is wonderful but expecting a different answer then what is presented then running from it then blaming the other person is not the ans…

Country Practice

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COUNTRY PRACTICEROSIE GRAHAM


Dr. Ally St Clair is a fish out of water in a remote country town in New Zealand, where she has been called in to help a local doctor. But with one look at her, the local doctor, Sam Livingstone, decides that this city girl belongs to him. If only he can persuade her that in the country is where she really belongs.




MY REVIEW:

This is a full on novel for a kindle book. I got it for free & I have to say I loved it. Was frustrated throughout most of it the way these two tip toe around each other. Meaning Sam & Ally, leaving poor William, Sam's son, to suffer thinking Dr. Ally will be his new mommy. The towns people where funnier then heck. I am sure in real life not so much. This story takes place in Australia so words, phrases, & spellings are different so you need to understand that before you start to read it. All in all a fun book.

Donovan's Angel

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DONOVAN'S ANGELPEGGY WEBB
Posted: June 26, 2013

When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love.

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

The other books in this romantic comedy series are Sleepless Nights (2), Hallie's Destiny (3), Any Thursday (4) and Higher Than Eagles
MY REVIEW:

This had to be one of the funniest books I have read in a long time for a romance. Marti is just so flamboyant as a c…

The Reluctant Rancher

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THE RELUCTANT RANCHERPATRICIA MASON, JOANN BAKER


"Luke Tanner and women didn't mix, plain and simple."

Luke Tanner learned early on that no one cared enough to look past his roughhewned appearance and sour attitude to discover what lay beneath the surface - other than his wallet. When Mary Carter hits him up for a loan, he makes her a proposition she can't refuse.

Mary fantasized about Luke Tanner since her first glimpse of the veritable mountain of a man. She knows there's more to Luke than his bank account. Though she tries to hide her feelings, a fire burns between them. Will it end in ashes - or forge a love that would last a lifetime

MY REVIEW:

The was way better then I ever expected for sure. I thought that Luke who started out being portrayed as a hard nosed, uncaring, s.o.b. is really a scared little boy betrayed by those he loved. As for Mary she was a spun spit fire from the start. Yet, with a huge complex body image & weight issue. She too has been betr…

Her Heart for the Asking

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HER HEART FOR THE ASKINGLISA MONDELLO
Posted: June 26, 2013

Mandy Morgan swore she’d never step foot in Texas again after Beau Gentry left her for life on the rodeo circuit eight years before. He once promised he'd love her forever. But he'd abandoned their love for the rodeo and she hadn't seen him since. Now she's back in Texas. Her uncle’s heart is failing and Mandy has to convince him that surgery will save his life. She never dreamed the first thing she’d see when she stepped off the plane would be her biggest nightmare...the one man she’d never stopped loving.

Beau Gentry had the fever for two things: the rodeo and Mandy Morgan. But for Beau, loving Mandy was complicated by his father’s vendetta against her uncle and a promise he'd made to an old friend. Hank Promise, Mandy's uncle, was more like a father to Beau than his old man had been. The hardest thing Beau had ever done was leave Mandy behind for the rodeo. He can still see the bitterness and hurt on…

Abby: Mail Order Bride

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ABBY: MAIL ORDER BRIDEVERNA CLAYA
Posted: June 26, 2013                          

Brant Samson: Not only has Brant fallen on hard times, but his beloved wife died a year earlier of lung fever. Left with three children, he's desperate to find a mother for them. Ten year old Jenny does her best in caring for two year old Ty, and fourteen year old Luke works the ranch with his father, losing himself in dime novels to ease the pain of his mother's death. Brant's options are limited. Eligible women seldom pass through Two Rivers, much less settle in the small Texas town. In desperation, he places a classified advertisement for a mail order bride. Marrying a woman he'll come to know through a newspaper ad scares the bejesus out of him, but at this point, he's out of options.

Abigail Mary Vaughn: In her youth, Abigail dreamed of having her own family, but caring for her elderly parents, as well as working as a teacher to help with finances, ended that dream. Her parents …

Hungry For More

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HUNGRY FOR MORECHELSEA SCOTT
Posted: June 26, 2013

Heat...spice...chemistry...

Celebrity Chef Paul Devoe has no problem handling those elements in the kitchen- but when Nanny Bridget Parker introduces them into his every day life, he quickly realizes that he is out of his league!

Ex-patriate British Nanny Bridget Parker has raised "Tad" Devoe since he was born. He's much more of a son than a charge. Overweight and struggling with binge eating and self-esteem issues, Bridget doubts that she will ever have a real family of her own. Tad is everything to her. When her employer dies in a skiing accident, Bridget is devastated to learn that she might lose Tad when he goes to live with his negligent father.

Bridget knows more about Paul from his television shows and cookbooks than she does from interacting with him in real life. She can count on one hand the number of hours that he's spent alone with his son. She is certain that Paul is not suitable to raise a little boy alone.…

Hero of Her Heart

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HERO OF HER HEARTLINDSEY BROOKES


From the moment Bethany Warner was born, Sheriff Tanner Montgomery was on the run. And he was only four at the time. Their mothers' matchmaking efforts finally ended when Bethany's family moved away. Now, ten years later, she's coming back to Ruby Creek and his mother is up to her old tricks again.

Tanner is happy with his life just the way it is. No emotional entanglements. No wife or child to worry about leaving behind if something should happen to him in the line of duty. Then Bethany returns, all grown up and sexier than sin. Now he's on the run for a whole new reason.

Growing up, Bethany idolized Tanner. He was the HERO OF HER HEART. But to him she'd been nothing more than a tag-a-long little kid. Too tall, too thin, with unruly curls and teeth she could whistle through.

That was then. Now she's coming back to Ruby Creek, a successful, confident businesswoman, and no longer the ugly duckling she had once been. Can Bethany convi…

Confessions of a Chalet Girl

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CONFESSINS OF A CHALET GIRLLORRAINE WILSON
Posted: 26, 2013



Set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous, Confessions of a Chalet Girl is a fun and flirty contemporary romance novella from the fabulous Lorraine Wilson.The slopes seriously start to heat up when chalet girl Holly is propositioned by her sexy new boss!The slopes seriously start to heat up when chalet girl Holly is propositioned by her sexy new boss!MY REVIEW:

This story revolves around the main character Holly. She gets hired on at a ski resort in Switzerland with on minor problem she does not ski but since they never mention it in the interview no worries. She was only taking this job to get out of her home town and her friend Pippa talked her into it. Pippa said it was a good way for them to meet new and exciting people like the rich and famous and snag a rich husband. One snag there too, Pippa got Prego so can't go since boyfriend and her getting ready for baby comin…