These stories look so cute! I want them! Kisses Between the Lines is a compilation of clean romances by Rachelle Christensen, Lucy McConnell, Cami Checketts, Heather Tullis, and Connie Sokol, and it is now available on the link below! You should all check it out! When you do, don't forget to tell my all about it! I really want to hear all of your opinions on it! Anyway, I hope you all have a great day and enjoy your reading!
Hello, y'all! I am entering another giveaway. I am writing this blog as per request of the giveaway. There is this book called Caribbean Rescue that is part of the Destination Billionaire Romance Series. It came out only a few days ago. July 29th to be exact. Here is the summary to see if you would be interested. If you are there is a link below to the book. Happy reading!
Zack Tyndale was destined to win gold in the 2012 Olympics, but he tripped and shattered his own dreams. Running from his controlling father and the compassion in everyone’s eyes, he buys an island in the Caribbean where he can live blissfully alone.
Madeline Panetto’s graduation present is a trip sailing around the Caribbean on her father’s yacht. Unfortunately, her father is a pirate, and when there is an uprising on his ship, she escapes and crash-lands on Zack’s island.
Can these two find refuge from the pirates and with each other?
I know I should have written more blog posts for the month of July, but sometimes life gets busy. I wanted to do a review of all the books I read for the #2016BookTrek. So first off here is the original list of books I wanted to read. The ones with and x by them are the ones I actually read.
So as a total I read 28 books for the summer book trek. I had lots of fun with this! I can’t wait to read more by the authors I discovered and by the authors I already knew. This has been a fun month. But now its August… wait! It looks like NewLDSFiction.com is doing a giveaway this month! PARTY! #newldsfictiongiveaway! Can’t wait for this one!
I will eventually get to all those books I missed on my original list, but I’m taking a break from romance right now, since that’s pretty much all I read for the last month. I am currently reading Ranger’s Apprentice Book One: The Ruins of Gorlan. Once I finish I will write a review for it! Have a great day!
This was so sweet and cute. I seriously love Lindzee Armstrong’s writing and her style. Here is the synopsis of this sweet story.
What happens when you impersonate your identical twin sister to score a date with your long-lost high school crush?
When wedding planner Keslee gets asked on a date by her long-lost high school crush, Bryce, everything should be perfect. But Bryce mistakes Keslee for her deceased twin sister, Jadyn. And Keslee doesn’t correct him. Talk about awkward. To make matters worse, she learns they’ll be seeing a lot more of each other because Bryce is the marketing director at the venue where Keslee’s new client has chosen to get married. Keslee knows the charade can’t last much longer, and fears she’ll lose Bryce forever when she tells him the truth.
A sweet and clean contemporary romance novella from the Amazon bestselling Sweet and Sassy Anthology: Hidden Identities collection, now with a never-before-seen bonus epilogue!
This story was short and sweet. I read the whole thing as I was giving blood, so that was fun. The moment it started it captivated me and drew me in. I love how it was serious and yet funny at the same time. The fact that she was impersonating her dead sister was a serious thing, but its kinda funny that she did that.
I loved the whole red balloon motif throughout it and how it connected her to her sister. I’ve always loved things like that, that show you they are there for you even from the other side. It’s always been a sweet thought and I like how it happened here.
The whole “I’m gonna kiss you and then call you by your sister’s name” thing made me cringe big time. But I think the way he tried to make it up to her was really sweet. It showed that he really knew her and her alone even though she may look like the girl he originally liked. The whole Leaning Tower of Pisa was my favorite one. I mean that was sweet and who can resist a giant chocolate bar?
The end of this was really sweet and I really enjoyed the book as a whole. I will give this 4 quills. It was a fun, short read that took hold of me and kept me reading it. I had fun laughing with the characters and hearing their fun story.
Now onto The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
OH MY GOSH!!!! This book was so good! How do I explain it? I read this until two in the morning (I only stopped because I had to sleep) then I finished it by two in the afternoon. That’s pretty fast for me. I mean I can read books in one sitting, but I don’t do it often. Anyhoo, here is the summary.
For Zoey Carlson, being maid of honor is more than she bargained for. The groom is a billionaire, the bride is hounded by the press, and the super-secret wedding is across the ocean in France. Zoey will do anything to keep away the media—even spend two weeks wedding planning in Paris with Mitch, the uptight best man who drives her crazy.
For Mitch, keeping the press away is about more than making sure his best friend has a perfect wedding—it’s his job. And as far as he’s concerned, chaotic and spontaneous Zoey is an attractive liability.
When a reporter follows them to France, Zoey and Mitch must work together to make their best friends’ wedding day paparazzi-free while fighting their growing attraction to each other. Can these two opposites admit they're not so different and build a life together?
Explore the streets of Paris in this hilarious romantic comedy today!
Magic. That is the only word I have for this book. Exploring Paris with a handsome and sweet man is like a dream come true. Zoey is seriously lucky. I mean Mitch is a great guy and she couldn’t do better. They may be “Fire and Ice”, as all the advertisements said, but they are perfect for each other and all their differences complement each other perfectly. That sentence sounded redundant…
I have always enjoyed Zoey’s spunky personality. Her spontaneous nature is something I have always wished I could do, but I’m just not that cool. I’m not like Mitch either though, so don’t get any ideas.
I almost felt like I was in Paris with Mitch and Zoey. The writing was detailed and wonderful. I especially loved her descriptor of Versailles. I’ve always loved looking at pictures of the place where WWI ended. I’m a big history nerd and so I’ve always wanted to travel to places like Paris just because of their rich and deep history. It fascinates me. I loved the little history lessons I got from this book – Thank you Mitch.
This book was wonderful and this series is absolutely fan-freaking-tastic! And I about peed my pants when I saw that there would be another one. I can’t wait for Strike a Match! I am for sure buying that the moment it become available. It’s really exciting since this series is pretty much the best! I seriously can’t believe I was introduced to the author this month. It’s kind of crazy.
So obviously since I loved this book with all the passion of a thousand suns I’m going to give it 5 quills. Absolute brilliance has come from the pen of Lindzee Armstrong with this series and this book. I can’t wait for more of her books!
Speaking of more of Lindzee Armstrong’s books, next I will be reading First Love, Second Choice!
Short and sweet. That is literally the best descriptor for this story. Here is the summary so you can get sort of caught up.
Jane Martin is intelligent but extremely shy, especially around men. When the Aid and Cultural Society proposes a letter-writing program, Jane signs up, hoping she can find a friend across the miles. But the program doesn’t run as smoothly as expected.
Unbeknownst to her, Thomas Allred from town becomes her writing friend. Thomas has always known quiet Jane—or thought he did—but reading her letters addressed to his secret persona opens his eyes to what an amazing woman she is. Meanwhile, Jane has no idea that the romantic letters she receives are penned by Thomas—or that he’s falling in love with her in person.
BETWEEN THE LINES was originally part of A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: LOVE LETTER COLLECTION, published in 2014.
Okay, so as a girl and a lover of romance novels I have always wanted to receive a love letter the like of Captain Wentworth or Philip Wyndham (Just to show you how obsessed I am, the love letter in question is from Chapter 16 of Edenbrook by Julianne Donaldson. I have it memorized. My book automatically opens straight to chapter 16 because of how often I go and reread that scene). This book is all about writing letters back and forth to your love. The fact that he doesn’t actually exist is a different story all together.
Thomas is super sweet and I think that shows in how he wants to help everyone by putting himself in a pickle. And the fact that he cared enough to get to know the real Jane is just super sweet. He could have easily kept his letters impersonal and sharp, but he made her feel comfortable with his fake persona. If he had stuck with the former he would have not been in the mess he made for himself, but he has a heart and that is the best thing about him.
I liked that even though this was a Novella it kept to a realistic time zone. Most novella’s I read make the two fall in love in like an hour then they have a huge fight, but magically ten minutes later they are back together. Okay, so they’re not that bad, but I liked that this took months for them to fall for each other and for the secret to slip.
This was such a cute and quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am going to give this 5 quills even though I wished it was longer.That’s my one problem with Novella’s they are just too short to really fill you. But it was great nonetheless and I would tell all my friends to read it.
Now onto Mix N Match by Lindzee Armstrong! I am so excited for this one!
Well I read these out of order… Maybe I should check that out before I just take off and read a book… But it’s fine. It didn’t spoil anything from the first one. But now I have to go get that. I really picked this book up because the cover is perfect! I freaking love it. Anyhoo, here is the synopsis for ya.
Jet-setter Elizabeth Embry is the toast of the town. A rising star in the fashion industry, she has traveled the world and lived a life of glamour and fortune. But beneath her carefree façade, Elizabeth is running from a past that won’t let her rest. When a former colleague reaches out with a job offer in the sleepy town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Elizabeth feels a spark of hope—perhaps this drastic change of scene will finally allow her to slow down. Envisioning an idyllic getaway at the mountainous bed & breakfast that has been arranged for her, Elizabeth is caught off guard by her immediate attraction to the aloof innkeeper. Ryan Brennan is certainly handsome, but what secrets hide behind that withdrawn exterior? Surrounded by people bent on playing matchmaker, the stage is set for a picture-perfect romance. But as past heartache threatens to overwhelm them both, can Elizabeth and Ryan let go of their pain and grab hold of a promising future together?
I may have only picked this book up because of the cover, but I freaking loved it. I’ve never read an LDS book where the main character isn’t LDS. It was cool to read the conversion story instead of the “mission” story. Though you got a bit of both since Ryan also had chapters too. I also love it when they have kids. I know that sounds weird, but I always love reading about how they not only fell in love with the man, but they also fell in love with his kids. Or something similar. It just makes me all happy inside.
This story was sweet and cute and charming and delightful and darling and I don’t think I can come up with any more synonyms off the top of my head. But I really mean it. This book had all the cute factor and all the “OH MY GOSH!” factor and all the “Can this be any more adorable?” factor. It honestly was just all the romance.
My favorite scene was when he took her to that waterfall, the bear scene… I thought the whole experience was just so romantic! That whole thing, from the beginning of the hike to the end when they fell asleep on the couch together. All of it was just so wonderful. I don’t know if anyone else thought so, but that for sure was my favorite scene in the whole book.
I am going to give this book 5 quills because just thinking about it sends me smiling and gives me chills because of its awesome presence. I had so much fun reading it and I am really excited to read the first one now.
But that’s going to have to wait since I’ll be reading Between the Lines by Annette Lyon.
Oh, my gosh! I can’t even. This story was something else. I read the synopsis for this and instantly fell in love. So now its your turn. Have fun.
Morgan Clark is desperate. With just her senior year to go at Clarendon College and her scholarship up in smoke, she suddenly finds she can’t qualify for financial aid. Until Morgan finishes and can work full time to pay their rent, her sister can’t even start school.
Josh Hyatt is desperate. Without his degree from Clarendon he won’t be able to join his girlfriend in their dream career which she’s already begun, and he can’t qualify for government grants thanks to his wealthy estranged father’s interference.
Morgan, meet Josh. Josh, meet Morgan. Are they desperate enough to get legally wedded?
Get wrapped up in the knots that new adults Morgan and Josh create for themselves in this marriage of convenience story with legal, ethical, and emotional consequences. You won’t be able to put down this inspirational, clean and wholesome read set on the beach of the beautiful Oregon Coast.
How do I even express how much fun I had reading this novel? I can’t even write I’m just so… I can’t. This will be on my “Read for freaking ever and always” list. I could read this book once a month and not tire of it. The story is so intricate and perfect. I am excited to start this author now. I feel like going and buying all of her books and binge reading her. This was beyond wonderful.
I enjoyed the fact that they were thrown together at every turn. You don’t want to get married? Too late! You want to get the marriage annulled after you get your money? HAHA you have to stay together for the whole year or forfeit all your money. You don’t want to live together? Well too late, because you won a scholarship house and can’t be paying rent in an apartment complex if you’re living in the house. You need to stop kissing your wife so you can remember your girlfriend who is in Germany? Why don’t we stick cameras in front of you and make the world watch you make out with her? That seems like the perfect plan.
But literally this plot was magic. It’s not every day that you read about people committing fraud to go to school. And its not everyday you read about those committing the fraud falling in love with each other. I don’t know how much more I can say without giving everything away… I’ve already given away a lot so maybe… Okay, I’ll tell you a story about what I thought would happen while I was reading it.
So Josh has his stupid Brielle through the book (his girlfriend in case you didn’t realize I was talking about her). I knew Brielle would come back at the worst possible moment, but here is what I thought was going to happen. Josh was going to be at work in the garage on his Bio stuff and there was going to be a knock at the door. Maybe the day before Morgan and Josh were going to say that they had feelings for each other, because its got to happen that way. Right as they want to make it real who shows up, but Brielle. Morgan answers the door because Josh is working. Brielle asks for Josh and Morgan says she’ll go get him and why don’t you come in. Before she gets Josh Brielle asks who morgan is and she tells her that she is Josh’s wife. That’s when stuff starts to go down, you know?
But that was just what I thought would happen. You’ll have to read and see if it really goes down that way or if the author is better at telling her own story than I am.
I was totally drawn to this book and when I had to go to work all I thought about was what might happen next. It kept me on the edge of my seat and gave me some serious anxiety. Like it was bad! I would give this more than 5 quills if I could! This book is now up there with Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson and Luck of the Draw by Rachael Anderson. These happen to be some of my all time favorite books ever so… Can’t wait to read more by Jennifer Griffith!
Now onto Falling For You by Krista Lynne Jensen!
This book was a great read. I have truly enjoyed escaping into the world that Donna Hatch has created with these Rouge Hearts books. Here is the summary.
Determined to help her father with his political career, Jocelyn sets aside dreams of love. When she meets the handsome and mysterious Grant Amesbury, her dreams of true love reawaken. But his secrets put her family in peril.
Grant goes undercover to capture conspirators avowed to murder the prime minister, but his only suspect is the father of a courageous lady who is growing increasingly hard to ignore. He can’t allow Jocelyn to distract him from the case, nor will he taint her with his war-darkened soul. She seems to see past the barriers surrounding his heart, which makes her all the more dangerous to his vow of remaining forever alone.
Jocelyn will do anything to clear her father’s name, even if that means working with Grant. Time is running out. The future of England hangs in the balance...and so does their love.
Grant. Grant. Grant. Doesn’t everyone love the strong brooding type? The “I’m Mr. Darcy” of every series? Grant was never my favorite – that is so Cole – but I still loved Grant and his story. I loved the secret service feel that I knew would come with this book. And the fact that he fell for the suspect’s daughter just made it all the more ironic.
I love me some good Irony. It’s a serious problem. I have a lot of those… Moving on. I had a blast reading this. I thought the fact that Grant knew and was helping prostitutes was brilliant. It really showed his character, not just his attitude, which is all we have really seen of him. I loved how much they were really involved too, which probably seems strange, but it sort of gave me a mix of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Les Miserables, but without the French revolution in it…but the Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my all-time favorite stories and so that made me like the book more.
I am going to give this book 4 quills and a huge smiley face that does nothing for it. I’m sad that this is the last one she has out, but I think there are two more in the works, so YAY! Can’t wait to read more by this fabulous author.
Now onto Legally Wedded by Jennifer Griffith!
To be honest I always feel really awkward starting any of my posts. I never know what to say… So lets just get right to the point. Maybe I should look at other blogs and see how they do it. Good idea, I’ll do that. Now for the book summary.
Desperate to protect her father from trial and death, Genevieve breaks off her engagement with Christian Amesbury and marries a blackmailer. After a year of marriage, she flees her husband's violent domination only to have fate bring her back to Christian. Just when she thinks she's started a new life of safety and solitude, her husband tracks her down, stalks her, and threatens everyone she loves.
Still brokenhearted over Genevieve's betrayal a year ago, Christian can't believe she's come back into his life--and worse, that she's done it on the anniversary of his brother's death, a death that haunts him. Though tempted to throw her back into the river where he found her, he can't leave her at the mercy of the terrifying man she married.
When her husband torments Genevieve and puts his family in danger, Christian will do anything to protect those he loves...anything except give Genevieve another chance to break his heart.
Perfectly Perfect Christian. I wasn’t expecting his book to be before Grant, but you know, not everyone gets married in chronological order. I felt really sorry for Genevieve right from the beginning. I mean when you start off a book with a suicide attempt it tend to grab your attention. Especially when it’s set in a time where that was a serious sin and your family would be disgraced because of it. And on top of it she had to be shackled to a meanie who needs to be given all the cold-shoulder-hair-flip-shuns. And probably a punch in the gut and a knee where it counts. It’s almost worse that he was so in love with her, but she was taken from him.
I loved that he was the one to find her though, they both needed that. I also loved the whole time they were stuck together in that cottage. The horse racing and everything. Those scenes are ones that will stick with me. And the ending? Gold stars. All the Gold Stars.
Alright I am giving this one 4 quills. It wasn’t as good as either of the first two, but it still had a strong story, strong characters and strong writing. I had fun reading it and I can’t wait to read the fourth one now.
As you probably guessed its now onto The Suspects Daughter by Donna Hatch.