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LORD BACHELOR

LORD BACHELOR                                          TAMMY L. BAILEY

Edmund Rushwood is a single English lord in possession of a great fortune who is in desperate need of a rich wife.

In accordance with his father’s will, Edmund has until he turns twenty-six to find a wealthy bride or lose his vast inheritance. To retain his selfish lifestyle, he agrees to join an American dating game show to find the woman who can save him. He doesn’t bargain on meeting Abby Forester, an impoverished, spirited American woman who is content to live out her father’s dreams in his vintage record shop.

With covert intervention from an unlikely source, Abby lands on the dating game show as one of Edmund’s potential brides. As their worlds entangle and love begins to bloom, Abby discovers Edmund cannot marry her and retain his wealth at the same time. Will love keep them together, or will greed triumph and tear them apart?
 

MY REVIEW:
     This was one of those books, you know the ones, that you start reading and you just get engulfed in it.  The characters Abby Forester, is a college student and shop owner of vinyl recorders.  Her father left her a half owner of it.  She is just a young, lonely, romantic girl trying to get by.
     You see her mother passed when she was younger and her father always felt somewhat guilty never giving her another mother.  So, he hastily brought an evil lady to their lives.  She may have had bloodline but she had no culture no morals.  Luckily, he never married her but he did give her half of the business.  But she had Raify to help her handle the burdens of each day with Kendra.
     So, when her father fell ill she quit school to care for him and this evil woman was nowhere to be found except when she came by to tell him he was lazy and to take money from the till.  Then, of course, when she had to show the public she was the mourning girlfriend at the funeral needing assistance to walk and everything.
     When one night she goes to help her friend Tommy at his bar who was shorthanded and an ex-classmate is there with a friend.  She disliked Will a lot.  Wanted to avoid his table at all cost he thought he could buy his way through life.  Not her.  But his friend she couldn’t seem to stop eyeing. 
     Now this guy, Lord Edmond Rushwood, he had money, looks, and tons of the women in the bar dropping off their numbers to him.  When she gets back up to the bar she’s told one of the waitresses is on a break and needs to go to their table.  She says, NO!  Tommy says, Yes!  So, she goes.
     She ignores Will and engages Edmond who right away starts flirting.  The way she and he banter is titillating for both of them.  After a while, Will makes his presence known when she goes to get their drinks he tells Edmond to let it go she is not worth the effort.  And that he won’t get first base.  That was like flying the red flag in front of a bull.
     You see Edmond was in the states to find a wealthy wife to marry and one with a good bloodline.  He needed one per his father's will.  All before his 26th birthday in three months.  As the evening went on he became more intrigued with Abby.  But Will kept him focused.
     Then Will came up with having him be on the game show he hosted but for him, they could change the name to “Love Bachelor” who finds a bride.  All through this, he can’t stop thinking of Abby.  Then there is an altercation at the bar between a rugby player and Abby and Edmond goes to help.  He gets her out of the way.  She likes it but she doesn’t.  Which only wins him over more.  To the point of tracking her down.

     This is a modern-day fairy tale.  So, cute.  Well played out.  Abby’s character was under no delusions but wanted to keep hope and sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.  She wanted to believe that romance existed.  Edmond surprised me is all I am going to say.  I give this book: 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com. 

TROPHY WIFE

TROPHY WIFE                                                  NOELLE ADAMS

Alison Davies used to just be a trophy wife. Now she’s just flat broke. Thanks to an ironclad prenup, she’s worse off than she was before the day she rushed down the aisle with a wealthy jerk eight years ago. After her steep fall from riches to rags, Alison refuses to shackle herself to any man who treats her like a possession—no matter how good he looks in a pair of well-worn jeans, or how his muscles ripple while he’s carrying her couch.

Underneath his rugged exterior, Rob West is a gentleman. So when he sees his beautiful new neighbor moving in, he’s going to help her out no matter how loudly she protests. In fact, Alison’s determination to go it alone just strengthens his resolve—and his desire to find out what makes her tick. But after one spur-of-the-moment tumble in the sheets, it’s clear that their connection goes way deeper. And that Rob won’t be happy until Alison surrenders to the passion they share.

MY REVIEW:
     When we think of coming of age and going out on our own we always think about being about eighteen.  So, what happens when you were raised with money and all the best?  Then, your parents lose it all and an older man twice your age basically buys you to be his trophy wife.  You being young and thinking he is thinking of you as beautiful and maybe sexy and we he was a friend of your father’s.  So, you go along for the ride in luxury.
     That is until you realize eight years later you sold your soul to the devil.  No, he never treated you bad but he never treated you like a human being only like an object.  Since Allison Davies, to leave before ten years she would get nothing per the prenup.  Which when it came down to it was perfectly fine with her.
     Allison was so lucky to have a friend Vicki that she could stay with until the renters in her home could move out and her divorce was final.  You see her parents they had already both passed away.  Leaving her the property her grandmother had left to them.  A home sitting on an acre of land in Fielding North Carolina.
     On her first day moving in she meets her new across the street neighbor, the sexy, Rob West.  He is the owner of West Hardware.  He is pretty much the go-to guy in town.  In fact, he is the guy that helps Allison get her waitressing job at Dora’s cafĂ©.  He’s also the guy all the single gals want.  But he has the ex-wife from hell.
     From day one on the job when he left her a note on a napkin to inspire her day.  When she looked, tired and defeated already in order to lift her up.  Sparks seemed to fly.
     See what happens.  Very cute story.  See how we all tend to pigeon hole ourselves into roles we don’t belong in.  In order to either protect our damaged feelings, hides or pride  I give this book: 4 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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FAMILY FOREVER

FAMILY FOREVER                                          VALERIE J. CLARIZIO

The death of Dylan’s parents leaves his five younger brothers and the family dairy farm in his care. 

Neighbor Marissa, raised by an alcoholic father, seeks a way out. Desperate for help, Dylan offers her a live-in nanny/housekeeper position. She jumps at the opportunity. The chaotic household, full of love, feeds her maternal instincts. She falls for Dylan and the boys. 

When Dylan finds himself desiring Marissa, he pulls back. His heart has been broken in the past by women resistant to a large, ready-made family. But if she walks away, she’d not only break his heart but those of his brothers, too. 

Will Dylan ever believe in Marissa’s devotion to his family, risk his heart, and those of his brothers, for the woman he loves?

MY REVIEW:
This was a story that pulled on every heartstring you have.  Parents killed in a car accident a young man, Dylan Jacobs, just about to finish college is called home to help plan and bury his parents and grandma.  Then, told by his grandfather to finish his last semester.  That his grandfather would care for the boys, all 5 until he could come home to help.
     Which is what he did.  Only several months later his beloved grandfather suffers a massive stroke and had to be put in a care facility.  From that moment on he was the old brother, mom, and dad rolled into one.  Two years had passed and although he was making it he just felt less than.  When really, he was so much more.
     His love changes at a fundraiser when he bid on the services of an 8-hour housekeeper.  She was one of the high school girls working toward a trip.  She was also a neighbor.  Her dad was known as the town drunk, therefore, no one ever gave her a chance.  Yet, she was a straight ‘A’ student and a senior. People turned their nose up because of who her father was.  Three other girls were bided on for good amounts for the same job.  Yet, no one bid on Marissa Geyer she got zero bids.
     Dylan could not see a nice sweet, beautiful girl treated that way.  He bid three hundred dollars on her.  Now he would have help around the house if only for eight hours.  Which was great for him he could be outside for a while.  But the first time in their house Marissa changed their lives for the better.
     Cole, Aric, Braden, Nate, and Luke all took to her at once.  Dylan was guarded to the point of a cold fear.  He was afraid that if the kids got too close they could get hurt when she went to college. 

     I really enjoyed this book.  Unless you have been in the place of taking on a ready-made family all at once you have no idea how hard and overwhelming it can be.  It’s hard to explain the fear I know Dylan would have experienced.  Yet, this author nailed it then on top of it still the pain of loss and the joy and love of the present.  I give this book 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at: www.1rad-readerreviews.com.

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