Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Flawless by Heather Graham


  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (March 29, 2016)

My review: Flawless by Heather Graham


Flawless is a change of pace for Heather Graham.  It has no paranormal aspect to it.  Just a good romantic suspense.  I was not sure who the bad guys were till the end.

Kieran Finnegan is a smart hard working woman.  She just graduated from college and working at a new job full time and then after work she helps work in her family's bar Finnegan.  She cares about the people around her.  Has a great motto.

Kieran is returning a diamond that was taken from a jewelry store when it gets robbed.  She becomes a kidnapped victim.  She is not afraid to take action.  She needs to keep it a secret her real purpose for being in the store at the time of robbery.

I did stay up late till I had finished reading Flawless to see what and who the bad guys were.

The setting for the story is New York City, NY

There are a few love scenes in it.
I like all the FBI Agents in the story.  I hope we get to see more of them in the future.  Plus all of Kieran's family I would like to see again. 

There is a lot of humor along with mystery.

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Harlequin and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Flawless.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Cedar Ridge #3)

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis...

After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She's broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I'm-too-sexy-for-myself guy who's now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob's dark intensity makes her want to tease-and tempt-him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.
  • eries: Cedar Ridge (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 29, 2016)

My review: Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis  (Cedar Ridge #3)

4 Stars

I liked it so much I went and bought the first book in the series. Nobody But You can stand alone, but I like the characters and would like to see more of the Kincaid family.  Lots of drama, family, humor and romance.  There are love scenes which I skipped over.

Jacob Kincaid left home years ago when he was 18 and joined the army.  He had a fight with his twin and has had no contact with him or his half-brothers or sister. He just lost his best friend to bomb and realized that he needs to go back home while on leave. He rents a old cabin in the area.

Sophie Marren is divorced and all she took was her ex-husband boat that makes her seasick.  She is broke so she tries to park on empty docks. Sophi works a lot of temporary jobs. She has no one really to turn to.

I liked getting to know Jacob and Sophie's characters.  I wanted to see more of Jacob's story.

The setting is a family's ski resort that had a sneak balloon payment coming up.

I was given this ebook to read for free from NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing). 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hard Rain by B.J. Daniels (The Montana Hamiltons #4)


  • Series: The Montana Hamiltons
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (March 22, 2016)

My review: Hard Rain by B.J. Daniels  (The Montana Hamiltons #4)


B.J. Daniels keeps you wanting to come back and find out all the answers to the mysteries.  I keep hoping for more and more but we just get enough to make me come back again.

Hard Rain has lots of mystery in it that will keep you guessing who the murder is or was. 

Brody McTavish has worked on his family ranch. It is next to the Hamilton's ranch.  He has watched Harper over the years but she was too young for him.  His father and uncle hate the Hamiltons.

Harper Hamilton has come back to the ranch after she graduated from college.  She is out riding very fast screaming out loud.  When Brody thinking she is afraid and her horse has run out of control comes to rescue her by taking her off her horse.

While they chase down Harper's horse they find in a mud slide a dead body.  They end up trying to figure out who killed Brody's cousin?  Chief suspect is Harper's grandfather.

The mystery that is over the Montana Hamiltons is What happened to Harper's mother where has she been and why.  Why has she come back without any memories.  While Harper's father is running for President.
I will come back to see what happens next in the Montana Hamiltons.

I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley and Harlequin.  In return I will give a honest review of Hard Rain.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Reunion Pass by Emily March (Eternity Springs #11)


Friday, March 11, 2016

The Rancher's First Love by Brenda Minton (Martin's Crossing #4)


  • Series: Martin's Crossing
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired; Not for Online edition (February 23, 2016)

My review:  The Rancher's First Love by Brenda Minton (Martin's Crossing #4)


I have enjoyed reading this series Martin's Crossing.  The Rancher's First Love is book #4.  It is a emotional story.  We meet Samantha Martin. 

Sam is back home.  Her brothers sent her away when she was a teenager.  They did what they thought was right.  Sam has a hard trusting that people will not leave her. She is a nurse working with children.

Remington Jenkins was the ranch hand that Sam was in love with that her brothers caught them together.  Remington was kicked off their ranch and sent back to his parents. Remington has moved back to Martin's Crossing to help his family. I love his horse John Wayne.

Sam and Remington have to forgive each other and their families.

You meet some new characters and see a bunch from the first 3 books back.
This is a Christian romance.  A lot about prayer that fits so well in the story considering Remington is the new pastor.

The characters felt real.  They had weakness and strong characters.  They cared for those around them.

I have enjoyed reading the first 5 books of this series this week and look forward to reading more books by Brenda Minton in the future.

I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of The Rancher's First Love.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pony Express Courtship by Rhonda Gibson


  • Series: Saddles and Spurs
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Love Inspired (March 8, 2016)

My review: Pony Express Courtship by Rhonda Gibson

5 Stars

I really enjoyed Pony Express Courtship.  I want to see more about the characters in the future.
 Rebecca Young has one daughter and seven adoptive sons.  She is a widow.  She cares about those around her and does what she can to help them.

Before Rebecca's husband died he arranged for their farm and their boys to  be part of the Pony Express.  Rebecca is worried about her boys.

 Seth Armstrong was hired by the Pony Express to manage and train the boys on the Young farm.  Seth plans to work just long enough to be able to keep searching for his missing mail order bride.

I liked the action, drama, romance and plot it all worked very well.  I wanted to keep reading about them.  It is a clean Christian read.

I was given this ebook to read for free from Harlequin and NetGalley.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Pony Express.

Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz (Nugget #6)


In the beautiful mountain town of Nugget, California, staying out of the limelight is easy, but staying out of love is a bit more challenging…

Back in Los Angeles, Sloane McBride was a great police detective, but after she uncovered corruption on her own squad, the job became nearly impossible. In the bucolic hills of Nugget, she can start to imagine a life after all that, where she keeps her head down, does her work, and doesn't bother anyone. But her delicious next door neighbor isn't going to make it easy to keep to herself…

Brady Benson's wildest dreams came true in LA—but they were paired with a living nightmare. As executive chef of a searing-hot restaurant, he was lauded, adored… and then found himself caught in the sights of a lovelorn stalker. Now, laying low in Nugget, he finds his own heart ensnared by the beautiful new cop with her own reasons to start over.

Neither Sloane nor Brady came to town looking for love, but it seems to have found them. Trouble is, so have their pasts. And they'll have to stop hiding from both if they hope to come out the other side together…
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine (February 2, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Praise For Stacy Finz

“Finz is a unique new voice. Nugget, California is a charming small town filled with inventive characters and sweet romance."--Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucky Harbor Series

"Tender and touching, Stacy Finz writes romance with heart."--Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa

My review:  Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz  (Nugget #6) 
4 stars
I like this series.  It is a small mountain town in Nugget California.  Most of the characters are in previous books. So the books are community.  I love the characters, plot and setting.
I hate all the love scenes in detail, but can skip over them if you want to.
You can  read this as a stand alone but works better if you read the books in order.
 Sloane McBride is the new police officer in town.  She used to work as a cop in LA, but when she realized some of her co-workers were bad cop she turned them in. She has been threatened by some cops.
 Brady Benson's is the cook working for the hotel he does not talk about his past.  He likes to feed others.
Brady & Sloane live side by side in Rhys's duplex.  They start  a friendship right away.

Some teenagers find a body.  Sloane gets the case to work.  Both Brady and Sloan have their lives being threatened.
I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley and in return I agree to give a honest review.

Count on a Cowboy by Patricia Thayer


  • Series: Rocky Mountain Twins (Book 1585)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin (March 8, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373756097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373756094

  • My review: Count on a Cowboy by Patricia Thayer

  • 3 stars

  • Cute romance.  I like the characters especially Brooke.  The setting was good. Pace was steady.

  • Brooke Harper finds out that she has a twin sister living with her father who she thought was dead.  Brooke leaves Las Vegas to the Colorado ranch to meet her, but finds no one home but Trent a neighbor.

  • The story really works for me the characters react in a believable way when they find out about who Brooke really is.
  • There is two love scenes

  • I would love to read a story about the other twin in the future.

  • I was given a ebook to read by Netgalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Count on a Cowboy.
  • Cowboy at Arms by Carla Cassidy (Cowboys of Holiday Ranch #4)


    Three Promises by Lily Everett (The Billionaire Bachelors #4)

    They're single, they're rich, and now these billionaire bachelors are heading to Sanctuary Island, where love awaits. 

    Leo, Zane, and Cooper made a pact to stay bachelors and enjoy the single life forever, and when they receive an invitation to their friend Miles' wedding, they head down to Sanctuary Island determined to talk some sense into the errant groom before he makes a life-changing mistake. But Miles knows his own mind, and he makes a vow of his own: before he walks down the aisle, he'll have Leo, Zane, and Cooper changing their tune about matrimony. Because Miles knows, better than anyone, that all it takes is a little Sanctuary Island magic to turn romantic cynics into true believers.
    • Series: The Billionaire Bachelors (Book 4)
    • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (February 2, 2016)

    My review: Three Promises by Lily Everett (The Billionaire Bachelors #4)

    4 STARS
    This is a reissue with a new epilogue, but I have not read them before.
    This has three novellas in one story. Miles Harrington is getting married on Sanctuary Island.  He wants all three of his young friends to have the magic of Sanctuary Island.  So he has challenged them to a bet that before they are done they will find love too.  Miles has given them each a job to help with the wedding.  The one who wins the bet gets his custom helicopter and access to the roof of the Biltmore club.

    Even though they are all Billionaires they have problems too.  Cooper gets to plan the honeymoon.  Leo gets to find the perfect reading for the wedding. Zane the wedding reception.

    It is fun to see them fall in love and not to get there way. Lots of drama, romance as they plan there part of the wedding.  We do get to see the characters from previous books but just minor.   For shorter stories they are good. Some sex scenes. Pretty scenery. light and fun to read.

    I was given this ebook from NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.  In return I agreed to give a honest review.sut

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Protecting Her Daughter by Lynette Eason (Wrangler's Corner #3)

    Protecting Her Daughter (Wrangler's Corner #3)ANYTHING FOR HER CHILD 

    After someone attempts to abduct her daughter, single mom Zoe Collier flees to a remote ranch for safety. But when the would-be kidnappers follow them to Wrangler's Corner, Zoe must figure out why somebody wants Sophia. Local vet Aaron Starke is determined to help Zoe investigate—and to keep his intriguing new neighbors safe. Zoe's used to relying on her own wits to survive. But quick-witted, caring Aaron is just the type of man she needs in her corner. And he might be her partner for keeps…if they can find the truth without losing their lives. 

    Wrangler's Corner: Family comes first
    • Series: Wrangler's Corner
    • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
    • Publisher: Love Inspired (March 8, 2016)

    My review: Protecting Her Daughter by Lynette Eason   (Wrangler's Corner #3)

    4 Stars

    Good suspense!  Some twists i did not see coming.  I liked the characters, romance,  plot, and mystery while being a clean read.

    Zoe Collier is mom too  Sophia.  Sophia is 9 years old and someone tried to kidnap her as she walked home from school.  Then someone tried to kill Zoe.  Zoe does not know who is targeting them but she packs up and leaves town.

    Zoe has come to Wrangler's Corner and taking a rancher sitter.  Where a cow is waiting give to birth. When the bad guys show up again.

     Aaron Starke is the local vet.  He comes to see if the calf has turned by itself.  He notices Zoe is acting weird when he sees her.

    Every time it calms down something else happens to keep your attention.  it is not boring.

    I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley and Harlequin.  In return I agreed to give a honest review.

    Sunday, March 6, 2016

    Draw Me Close by Nicole Michaels (Hearts and Crafts #3)

    Lindsey Morales is a decorating genius with a natural flair for design and an eye for a bargain. As a contributor to a popular lifestyle blog, she can take anything from trash to treasure-except for her own life. Burned once, and badly, she's more than twice shy, especially when it comes to the breathtaking builder who broke her heart...
    Architect Derek Walsh has made a name for himself designing sleekly modern buildings, but when renovating a hundred-year-old farmhouse gives him the chance to see Lindsey again, he jumps at it. Still dreaming about her after eight long years apart, he'll do anything to prove that he's serious about spending the future with her. Can he convince sassy, stubborn Lindsey that they can DIY their own happy ending?
    • Series: Hearts and Crafts (Book 3)
    • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (March 1, 2016)

    My review: Draw Me Close by Nicole Michaels  (Hearts and Crafts #3)

    4 STARS

    Good plot with lots of drama, romance about second chances. A couple of love scenes.

    Lindsey Morales is decorator.  She helps write a blog. She repurpose items. makes things to sell on the internet.  She is having a down cycle right now.  Living with her sister.  She is decorating a old farm house for her good friend Annie.

    Architect Derek Walsh is the contractor working on a old farm house for his good friend Mike.  He is divorced single father.  He wants to make amends to Lindsey for hurting her years ago. He thought he was making the right choices at the time.

    Lindsey goes out of her way to not be around when Derek is working on the house.  She is still hurt by how he ended their relationship back in college.  Derek keeps trying to get Lindsey to listen to him.

    While they work on the house together, they are both involved in the wedding of Annie and Mike.

    This is the third book in the series.  It is easy to just read alone.  I did not feel lost in just reading the last book.  Someday I would like to be able to read the first two books of the series though.

    I was given this ebook to read by NetGalley and St. Martin's Press.  In return I agreed to give a honest review of Draw Me Close.

    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    The Cowboy's Baby Bond by Linda Ford (Montana Cowboys)