Three Chapter Test: Army Ranger with Benefits by Donna Michaels

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: Army Ranger with Benefits
Author: Donna Michaels
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy Link: Amazon

Plus Points:

  1. I love the fake dating trope! So this is already a win!
  2. The author’s voice is light and engaging, enticing me to forget about chores and work and just continue reading.
  3. Her characters are funny and relatable.
  4. Though this is the 4th book in the series, it’s perfectly okay to read this without having read prior books in the series. I wasn’t confused at all, and the short interaction we see between Vince and his friends just showed me how supportive his friends are of one another.
  5. I love how Emma’s mom is her cheerleader. Continue reading
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Review: One and Only by Jenny Holiday

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Another superb offering from Jenny Holiday!

It’s no secret that I love Jenny Holiday’s books (49th Floor Novels). So it’s an auto-reflex to snatch this one up, especially when the hero and heroine promised to deliver sparks of the clashing kind. I’m happy to report that the author exceeds expectations and more. Jenny Holiday is a superb storyteller and she presents the romantic journey of Cam and Jane in a clear manner that is every bit as thrilling and fulfilling as her previous books. Not only do Cam and Jane develop as a couple, but their individual ARCs were fulfilled as well.

First up, you’ll love Cameron McKinnon–he’s adorable and sweet, vulnerable, honorable, Continue reading

Review: Shake Up by Joyce Palmer

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Most of the stories I’ve read are new couples falling in love; hardly do I read about an established couple encountering problems in their marriage and trying to find their way back to each other. So I went into SHAKE UP with an open mind and not a lot of expectations, and I’m happy to say I enjoyed this story a lot.

John and Lacey are great characters, both individually and together as a couple. John came across as a dominant, and he has definite ideas about a woman’s place in his life and household, but when Lacey bucked against this, when she decided to work at the DEA as an undercover agent, the couple ran into problems that might seriously wreck their marriage. However, John and Lacey loved each other too much to give up just like that. Continue reading

Review: 50 Hours by Loree Lough

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50 HOURS is a powerful, uplifting story about hope, friendship, love, courage, and the amazing resiliency of the human spirit.

Franco’s life changed the moment he served his 50 hours community service at Savannah Falls Hospice. Before that, he was an angry man who grieved his wife’s death, especially on the day of her death anniversary. When he arrived at the hospice, he was determined to keep his head down and finish his service so he could get on with his life. But the moment he heard a woman (Aubrey) being bullied, he couldn’t help but go to her aid, despite it being unwanted and could potentially get himself in trouble (entering a resident’s room is against the rules).

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Three Chapter Test: The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: The Wrong Kind of Compatible
Author: Kadie Scott
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Plus Points:

  1. The book features geeks! Both hero and heroine are computer geeks! It can’t get any better than that.
  2. Drew Kerrigan is a hot geek! ‘Nuff said.
  3. Cassie, the heroine, is funny and delightful and engaging. I love her no brains-to-mouth filter–on paper. Not sure how I’d find it if I had a friend like that in real life.
  4. Love Drew and Cassie’s banter, especially the double entendre, whether intentional or not.

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More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer

I loved Brigid Kemmerer’s LETTERS TO THE LOST (click on link to read the review), and when I saw that she has a new book coming on March 2018, I can’t help but squee! The hero, Rev Fletcher, is Declan’s (hero of Letters to the Lost) friend.

Here’s the cover, featured in HEA USA Today:

And there’s also an excerpt that made me wish March 2018 is here now!! Read it here.

Can’t wait!!

 

Character Profile of IAN SYLVESTRY from The Man She Knew by Loree Lough

RELEASING TODAY!
From Bestselling and Award Winning Author
Loree Lough
Don’t they both deserve a second chance?
CHARACTER PROFILE

I was kinda intrigued by this hero. What happened 14 years ago? What was that one reckless act that cost him everything? How did that act change him in the intervening years hence?

So, here’s the author, Loree Lough, to tell us all about Ian Sylvestry:

On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Chicago born and bred Ian Sylvestry’s parents made an announcement that threw his well-planned life into chaos: They intended to divorce; his mom introduced him to her fiancé, and when his dad’s job transfer was finalized, Ian would go with him to Baltimore. During the next eighteen months, Ian’s resentment simmered, and the boy whose academic and athletic prowess earned the attentions of Ivy League recruiters began making bad choices and keeping bad company, disappointing his parents and Maleah Turner, the one constant in his now-troubled world. On the eve of his mother’s wedding (which he refused to attend), Ian borrowed his dad’s car and took his pals on a joyride; while the guys were in the neighborhood convenience store buying snacks, he called Maleah, who yet again warned him about associating with the older, troubled teens. Hurt, angry, and tired of other people trying to control him, Ian hung up on her…moments before his wide-eyed frenzied pals piled into the car and demanded that he put the pedal to the metal, fast! Continue reading