Thursday, June 30, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Sleepless In Manhattan

About Sleepless in Manhattan

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (May 31, 2016)
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces a sizzling new trilogy about three best friends embracing life—and love—in Manhattan 
Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she’s now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than in the exhilarating bustle of Manhattan? But when Paige is let go from the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone.
Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother’s best friend, New York’s most in-demand date, and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige’s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?
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Review: Whenever there is a new Sarah Morgan book out I get excited. Sarah is one of my favorite authors ever. Her romances are smart, funny, sweet and just all around fun to read.

This is an extension of her Puffin series, moving the characters to NYC. 

Sleepless in Manhattan made my day. I loved the friendship between Paige, Eva and Frankie. I'm always envious of book besties, because I only have one really close friend in my life and I've always longed for that "Friends" kind of life. (Or at the very least the Coupling kind of life) These are the ladies that will feature in the other books in this series too. (I'm super excited for those books too)

Jake is a bit of player. The reason why he and Paige haven't hooked up, (and there's been chemistry there for a long time) is a bit cliche. He's her brother's best friend and Matt made him promise to leave his sister alone. That plot line has been done many times before. Add it with a helping of Paige declaring her love to him in a very dramatic way years before, puts bad blood between them. Again, this storyline has been done before. Its old hat, but it works here, and it doesn't feel old hat. 

You love Paige and she's had a lot of challenges that have brought her to wear she is. She had health problems in her early life and she wants to be strong and independent and not coddled.

I adored this book as I do all of Sarah's books. They make me deliriously happy. 

Rating: 5 flowers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Space Between Sisters

The Space Between Sisters coverAbout The Space Between Sisters

• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 14, 2016)

Return to Butternut Lake with New York Times  bestselling author Mary McNear in a story where the complicated bonds of sisterhood are tested.

They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Win, organized and responsible, plans her life with care. Poppy, impulsive and undependable, leaves others to pick up the pieces. But despite their differences, they share memories of the idyllic childhood summers they spent together on the shores of Butternut Lake. Now, thirteen years later, Win, recovering from a personal tragedy, has taken refuge on Butternut Lake, settling into a predictable and quiet life.

Then one night, Poppy unexpectedly shows up on her sister’s doorstep with her suitcases, an aging cat named Sasquatch, and a mysterious man in tow. Although Win loves her beautiful sister, she wasn’t expecting her to move in for the summer. At first, they relive the joys of Butternut Lake. But their blissful nostalgia soon gives way to conflict and painful memories, and buried secrets threaten to tear the sisters apart.

As the waning days of summer get shorter, past secrets are revealed, new love is found, and the ties between the sisters are tested like never before . . . all on the serene shores of Butternut Lake.
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Review: I love visiting Butternut Lake. This is one of my favorite series. I adore all the characters and the setting. Reading these books feels like spending time with old friends that come over once a year.

This story focuses on two sisters that are very different. Win is the stable widow who is a little OCD  and Poppy is more wild and unreliable. The love interests Mary gives the sisters are fabulous. I loved Everett from the get go. He ends up in Butternut Lake because he was the one who drove Poppy to her sister's home. Sam is wonderful too. You might remember him from one of the past books.

I actually felt bad for him, because Poppy really was a flighty thing. I wanted to bop her one more than a few times.

These books are perfect for summer. They are lazy, fun enjoyable reads that you can really get lost in. If you haven't visited Butternut Lake, you really should

Rating: 5 flowers

Mary McNearAbout Mary McNear

Mary McNear, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Butternut Lake series, writes in a local doughnut shop, where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hubbub of neighborhood life, and tries to resist the constant temptation of freshly made doughnuts. Mary bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Defender

About Defender 

  • Series: Her Long Tall Texan
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (June 28, 2016)
The man who shattered her trust is back to protect her… New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer delivers a breathtaking story of second-chance love.
When Paul Fiore disappeared from Isabel Grayling’s life, he told himself it was for all the right reasons. She was young and innocent, and he was her millionaire father’s lowly employee. Three years on, Paul is the FBI agent assigned to Isabel’s case. Too late, he realizes what life in her Texas mansion was really like back then—and how much damage he did when he left.
Once love-struck and sheltered, Isabel has become an assistant district attorney committed to serving the law, no matter how risky it gets. But right now, the man she can’t forgive is the one thing standing between her and a deadly stalker. She knows Paul won’t hesitate to protect her life with his own. But if she can’t trust herself to resist him, how can she trust him not to break her heart all over again?
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Review: I've been reading Diana Palmer for a long time. (I have some of her ancient Silhouette Desires from the 80s). She's always been one for Western styled romances and for some reason I've come to like that type of romance.

After reading the Defender, I can only say, I wish she'd go back to writing stories in the shorter format. 300  + pages is just too darn long to keep my interest in this kind of story.

Why do I feel that way?

Well there's the whole virginal heroine thing going on. Now I know this can happen, but I find it more feasible when the writer is going the Christian romance route. Otherwise, I have a hard time with the virgin thing. Especially when the heroine is supposedly drop dead gorgeous.

The hero, is alpha, older and protective. He used to be her bodyguard. So yeah, we've got a bit of the rich little girl thing going on too.


This was the first book in a very long time I considered putting down and not finishing and that made me sad.

I did finish it though. So props for me.

Rating: 3 flowers

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Tasty Book Tours Release Blast: A Summer To Remember


Tallgrass Series #6
Marilyn Pappano
Releasing June 28th, 2016


It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart.

Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.


Known for her intensely emotional stories, Marilyn Pappano is the USA Today  bestselling author of nearly eighty books. She has made regular appearances on bestseller lists and has received recognition for her work in the form of numerous awards. Though her husband's Navy career took them across the United States, he and Ms. Pappano now live in Oklahoma high on a hill that overlooks her hometown. They have one son and daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson, and a pack of mischievous dogs.

I don't think I've read anything by Marilyn Pappano before. I wanted to read this one because the cover drew me in and I love small town romances. I love authors like Susan Wiggs, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr.

This book is the sixth in the Tallgrass series. It is a stand alone novel though first time readers may get a little confused with some of the previous cast of characters, but I didn't really have any problems.

From the very start I liked Elliot and Fia. I really love Elliot's pitbull Mouse. She steals the show in her first scenes and you fall instantly in love with this dog. (Can I just say I love books with pets)

The meet in his first minutes in Tallgrass, when Mouse doesn't want to do her business because its raining. (We all know a dog like that, right?) The two meet and hit it off right away. But Fia has secrets she's not ready to share.

Fia is suffering from a mystery illness that her doctors can't seem to figure out. Elliot is ex-military drifting through life now, but seems to want to put down roots in Tallgrass. If you don't fall in love with him immediately there is something wrong with you. This guy can cook and I love how he talks about food. Seriously, Elliot is my new book boyfriend. Where can I get a real life Elliot. Sign me up!

The one thing that stood out for me was how Marilyn didn't sugar coat Fia's illness when she finally gets a diagnosis. That is really how it should be.  Just as she didn't sugar coat things with Marti and Dillon. I felt really sorry for this guy.  He was a wild child who made a big mistake that cost him a lot, but he has a second chance. I just wish he could have found who he was looking for in this book.

I instantly felt connected to these characters and the rest. I also liked that they had "real life" problems and not just the kind of things that would only happen in books.

You've also got subplot to keep things interesting.

I'm glad I took a chance with this book. I really enjoyed it.

Rating: 4 flowers

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Book Review: Outcast

Author: Dianne Noble
Title: Outcast
Publisher:  Tirgearr Publishing
Publish Date: March 16, 2016
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb:

Rose leaves her Cornwall café to search for her daughter in the sweltering slums of Kolkata, India.

In the daily struggle for survival, she is often brought to her knees, but finds strength to overcome the poverty and disease, grows to love the Dalit community she helps.

But then there are deaths, and she fears for her own safety.
Her café at home is at risk of being torched, and finally, she has to make the terrible choice between her daughter and the Indian children.

Review:  This is a book that I went into not knowing what to expect and when I finished, I was left with a feeling of WOW! Just wow!

This book was sort of emotionally draining as a mother is searching for her daughter in a distant country. The book starts out in Cornwall and moves to India. 

It is a story of a mother and daughter and relationships and all the emotions that those relationships conjure. You get the story from both the point of views of mother, Rose and then a daughter, Hannah who is keeping Rose's shop for her when she goes to India in search of her daughter.  Hannah keeps the cafe and tries to do what she can for her druggie mom, Willow.

I really wish the Hannah/Willow story line was a little more developed or more too it. I couldn't understand how someone who was so with it, let it all fall apart when she could have asked for help from her boss when things got out of hand.

Rose was a character that you can really admire. She grew as a person in India, maybe a little faster than you'd expect in reality, but I liked how she jumped in to help the children right away knowing so little about the culture and the country that she was in.

It is interesting to see the role reversal in the characters between Emily and Rose.

Ms Noble really brings you into the story engaging all your senses as you read.

I will say one thing, I didn't find the book blurb to be an adequate representation of the book. Yes there's drama on both sides of the story, but it isn't as intense as the blurb would make it out to be.

I totally loved this book and look forward to reading more by this author.

Rating: 4 flowers

Friday, June 24, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: He Will Be My Ruin

Author: K.A. Tucker
Title: He Will Be My Ruin
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: Feb 2, 2016
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided by: Net Galley & TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what's left of her best friend's belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lock box hidden in Celine's apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man who Celine herself claimed would be her ruin. On the hunt for answers that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine's private life--and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered

Review: Sometimes you read a book and you have so much to say about it that you can go on and on. Then there are books that just leave you gobsmacked.

This book did that to me.

This is a book that reminds us, that we don't really know anyone, even our best friends. We all have secrets, some of those secrets are deep and dark and Celine's life has sort of become a deep dark secret. Her suicide proves that to Maggie, and when Maggie starts digging, she finds out how little she knew her bestie.

And when I say, she really didn't know her bestie, she didn't. These are two girls that were polar opposites. One super rich and the other the child of the other's housekeeper.

As Maggie starts reading Celine's diaries, she learns an awful lot about her friend and some of it is hurtful. I felt terribly sorry for Maggie, because she was mourning her friend that she truly loved, and I wasn't sure the friendship was quite as strong as she thought it was. There was a lot of hidden resentment.

Then there was the real secret that Celine was keeping. Her "side" job that wasn't what you'd expect this good little girl to have.

Then there are the two men Grady and Jace. This is where things get interesting. Tucker weaves a story that lets you believe you know what happened to Celine and who caused it...and then she tosses a twist in that will make you change your mind and then the big ending.


This was a book that I couldn't let go of. It is fantastic and it really just leaves me at a loss for words because it was so good.

Rating: 5 flowers

Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal: Pure Torture

Tasty Book Tours is thrilled to share the upcoming 
Super Sexy, Rock Star romance from Tania Sparks...

Oblivion on Tour #3
Tania Sparks
Releasing July 29th, 2016

Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion.

Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years.

When the band are back home for a few days, the chemistry between them is both unexpected and undeniably off-the-charts.

She quickly realizes that the prospect of having what she’s always fantasized about is a very real possibility.

He quickly realizes that although he feels this mind-blowing attraction towards her, she’s the little sister of one of his band mates - he would get his ass kicked from here to hell if he ever laid a finger on her!

But can Kitty convince him? After all, no one else needs to know, a one-time hook-up might suit both of them…or could it ruin everything?

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Tania Sparks is a romantic at heart who genuinely believes in true love and soul mates. She met her husband while still at school, she was sixteen, he was seventeen. They are high school sweethearts who more than twenty five years later are still very much in love and are happily married with two beautiful daughters.

Tania does have a full time job, but in her spare minutes enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading. She's an avid reader who tends to chomp through a large volume of books, mainly in the romance genre. Her other major 'hobby' is writing steamy rock star erotic romances!

In 2014, after finding herself constantly being inspired by numerous romance novels, she decided to try her hand at writing. After penning her first scene she discovered that she enjoyed it immensely and so resolved to continue with the rest of the story that was swirling in her imagination. That story resulted in her first novel, Heaven Sent which is the first book in her Oblivion on Tour Series. This was soon followed by Bolt From The Blue and Pure Torture. Each book in the series is a stand-alone story which follows a different band member from a hard rock group called Oblivion - and of course the feisty ladies that steal their hearts! The other books in the series are at various stages of completion.

Now-a-days Tania finds it very difficult to control her imagination and swears that her rock stars are constantly chanting their stories in her head. She can't wait to share them with you...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Woman In The Photo

The Woman in the Photo coverAbout The Woman in the Photo

• Paperback: 432 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 14, 2016)

The lives of two young women—bound by heritage and history—are changed forever by one epic event . . .

1889: Elizabeth Haberlin, of the Pittsburgh Haberlins, spends every summer with her family on a beautiful lake in an exclusive club. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains above the working-class community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the private retreat is patronized by society’s elite. Elizabeth summers with Carnegies, Mellons, and Fricks, following the rigid etiquette of her class. But Elizabeth is blessed (or cursed) with a mind of her own. Case in point: her friendship with Eugene Eggar, a Johnstown steel mill worker. And when Elizabeth discovers that the club’s poorly maintained dam is about to burst and send 20 million tons of water careening down the mountain, she risks all to warn Eugene and the townspeople in the lake’s deadly shadow.

Present day: On her eighteenth birthday, genetic information from Lee Parker’s closed adoption is unlocked. She also sees an old photograph of a biological relative—a nineteenth-century woman with hair and eyes likes hers—standing in a pile of rubble from an ecological disaster next to none other than Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Determined to identify the woman in the photo and unearth the mystery of that captured moment, Lee digs into history. Her journey takes her from her hometown in California to Johnstown, from her present financial woes to her past of privilege, from the daily grind to an epic disaster. But once Lee’s heroic DNA is revealed, will she decide to forge a new fate?

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Review: Some people pick books based on their covers. Well I picked this one because it was a historical novel that is set in Pennsylvania, close to Pittsburgh, which is near to where I live. I love seeing my area come to life in print. It gives me warm fuzzy feelings.

The historical setting of the book is Johnstown, PA. The time period is right round the time of the flood that wiped out the city and killed thousands of people.

I was totally fascinated by the historical part of the story. I had read a book about the flood awhile back and loved it. This story focuses more on Johnstown and less on Pittsburgh. I loved Elizabeth she was quite a lady. She had a mind of her own and she knew how to use it.

The second part of the story is told in the present day. Clara's closed adoption is unlocked and she finds a picture of a relative. That sends her on a journey to Pennsylvania. I didn't find her story as intriguing as Elizabeth's. I think it is because I'm more a historical fiction girl than a contemporary one.

If you are looking for a novel that's a little out of the ordinary when it comes to setting, this is definitely one to try.

Rating: 4 flowers

Mary Hogan APAbout Mary Hogan

Mary Hogan is the NAPPA Award-winning author of seven young-adult books. Two Sisters is her first novel for adults. She lives in New York City with her husband, Bob, and their dog, Lucy.

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TLC Book Tours Book Review: How Secrets Die

Author: Marta Perry
Title: How Secrets Die
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: June 28, 2016
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Net Galley & TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: As Laurel Ridge embraces a stranger hungry for answers, a sinister truth is awakened

A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light. But the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother's sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can't stand.

Protecting his town is Mac Whiting's top priority. Everything else—including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace—is secondary. But as Kate's search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac's protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.

Review:  I'm a huge fan of Marta Perry's books. I've read several of her Amish romances and one of her Amish mysteries. This is the first contemporary novel she's written that I've read.

This book is romantic suspense that's more suspenseful with a touch of romance.  That's actually how I like my romantic suspense. I prefer the mystery to be front and center.

Kate comes to Laurel Ridge looking for answers to her half brother's death. Kate isn't the most likable heroines. In fact, for most of the book, I found I didn't like her much at all. She seemed to have a chip on her shoulder and really did her best to plow into her investigation head on no matter how many toes she steps on or who she annoys. (She annoys a lot of people and gets herself in a fair amount of trouble on her quest for answers)

Laurel Ridge reminded me of a northern Mayberry. It was a small town with a small police force. Mac is very protective of his town. He keeps that peace in town and Kate isn't making things easy for him. He knows that if he want the peace he's going to have to work with her.  Together they try to find answers to the questions that Kate has from watching her half brother's video diary.

I liked that the relationship between Kate and Mac was kept to a minimum even though there was chemistry there.

There were enough twists in their investigation to keep me interested though I admit from the beginning I had an idea where the killer was going to come from, but I was totally surprised at who the killer was.

I was glad that Kate got closure in the end, but I wasn't happy that her brother's name wasn't officially cleared. That left me feeling a little upset. I though Jason deserved to be vindicated totally not just to his sister.

Rating: 4 flowers

Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Review: Lone Heart Pass

Author: Jodi Thomas
Title: Lone Heart Pass
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: April 26, 2016
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: Where family bonds are made and broken, and where young love sparks as old flames grow dim, Ransom Canyon is ready to welcome—and shelter—those who need it

With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got.

Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic.

Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who—just like him—need someone to trust.

Review: Jodi Thomas is an author that I've been meaning to read for ages. Lone Heart Pass is more romantic suspense that is really heavy on the suspense. The main focus of the story is Jubiee and Charley, but there is so much more to this story, that their romance doesn't seem like it is what this book is about.

Thatcher is the real star of the show and the murder investigation that he gets tangled up in. His story is one of a child that didn't get tossed into the system but should have been. He's basically raising himself until Charley gives him a chance.

I loved Charley. He's a guy that trouble follows even though he isn't necessarily looking for it. There's so much about him that's messed up, from having custody of his daughter, to screwing his dad's 3rd wife, and thus being kicked off his ranch without a dime...the list goes on. But even though he has a black cloud following him, he loves his daughter and you can see, he's coming to love Jub, even though that wasn't part of his plan.

Jubilee is just as messed up, coming from a family that thinks she doesn't measure up to her sister, and originally having a job she wasn't as good at as she thought she was. That's how she ended up at her Grandfather's ranch and she wants to make a go at it because it was the place she felt was "home."

Like I said this book is about more than just these central characters. There's the sheriff's daughter and her friend Tim. The get involved in the murder investigation and more so when the sheriff is shot. I really liked Lauren and Tim and I have to say, I wanted them to become a couple, but that wasn't meant to be.

Ms Thomas really knows how to weave a complex story with multiple characters that all meld together. It's several stories within a story.

Rating: 4 flowers

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Lone Star Nights

About Lone Star Nights

Series: The McCord Brothers (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (May 31, 2016)
No strings attached is pretty much Lucky McCord’s calling card in Spring Hill, Texas, but when family is on the line, this cowboy’s honor and heart are about to get lassoed, tied and branded 
Every family needs its black sheep, and Austin “Lucky” McCord is happy to oblige. The bad-boy bull rider lives fast and loose, until his business partner leaves him an unexpected bequest. Suddenly Lucky is sharing custody of two children with Cassie Weatherall, one of the few homegrown women he hasn’t bedded. And not from lack of trying…
Cassie fled her messy past to become a celebrity therapist in LA. So why does it feel so right to come back and share parenting duties—and chrome-melting kisses—with a man she’s striven to avoid? Loving Lucky always seemed like a sure bet for heartache. But for this perfectly imperfect family, Cassie might just gamble with everything she’s got.
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Review:  I've done binge reading of certain types of books. The last few books were cowboy type books.  I was really impressed with the characters in this book. Almost all the characters have some pretty interesting flaws.

Lucky McCord is a bit of a manwhore. He's also so darn lovable that you'll forgive him for it. Seriously, this guy is just downright precious, and that's a word I save for characters like Mia.  Really. I do.

Cassie is a hot mess. She's a celebrity therapist who has some pretty nasty panic attacks and her father owns the local strip club called "The Slippery Pole." Her father is an absolute a-hole. I loved that her grandmother knew this about him, and I love how she puts the screws to him from the grave. Good on you Dixie!

When her grandmother passes away Lucky and Cassie find themselves guardians of two girls that are both pretty flawed too. The oldest, MacKenzie dresses like she might work at The Slippery Pole. These aren't the type of children you'd expect to draw an unlikely couple together to find love. (Though the youngest Mia, is really adorable with the magic stars). MacKenzie does a wonderful job at causing trouble for everyone, herself included. You will love both girls as the story goes on. They are kids that really need love.

There's more than a little bit of drama. (Some of it involving cats)  The romance is slow at building even though there's a lot of tension between Lucky and Cassie. Oh there's also Cassie's ex-boyfriend, who gives the work jerk new meaning.

This book was sexy and funny and full of twists and turns, and Dixie Mae really has the last say in the end.

I especially liked that this book wasn't full on cowboy/western. That part of the story was really the backdrop here. This book was about the characters and all their fabulous foibles.

Delores Fossen is an author that will be on my must read list from now on.

Rating: 5 flowers

871833-300x200About Delores Fossen

USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines.

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Delores Fossen’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Tuesday, May 31st: Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Wednesday, June 1st: Let Them Read Books
Thursday, June 2nd: Romancing the Readers
Monday, June 6th: The Sassy Bookster
Tuesday, June 7th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, June 9th: Books and Spoons
Friday, June 10th: Books a la Mode – author guest post
Monday, June 13th: Written Love Reviews
Tuesday, June 14th: Stranded in Chaos
Wednesday, June 15th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, June 17th: Mignon Mykel Reviews
Monday, June 20th: The Romance Dish

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Release Blast: No Stranger To Love

Another page-turning contemporary romance in the Tavonesi Series 
featuring love, suspense and adventure!

The Tavonesi Series #9
Pamela Aares
Released May 29th, 2016
SeaStar Press

With NO STRANGER TO LOVE, USA Today Bestselling Author Pamela Aares delivers another page-turning contemporary romance in the Tavonesi Series featuring love, suspense and adventure!
Juliet Cabot is no stranger to trouble, but she never imagined that her work defending endangered sea turtles on a beautiful Greek island would turn deadly. Threats to her life force her to call for help from the man who's haunted her dreams for years—wine country landowner and international polo star Parker Tavonesi.

Parker owes Juliet big time for getting him out of a fix in the past. Handsome, resourceful and fearless, she trusts him with her life but she vowed she would never trust him with her heart. When danger enshrouds them and warm island nights cause their bottled-up passions to flare, Juliet's every fantasy could become reality . . . unless the dark secrets of a sultry paradise prove fatal, not just for the struggling sea turtles but for Parker and Juliet as well.

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Pamela Aares is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her contemporary series, The Tavonesi Series, explores the lives, loves, friendships and sizzling romances of the Tavonesi family.

Her popularity as a romance writer continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by reviewers to Nora Roberts.

Pamela Aares writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. She takes her readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery.

Before becoming a romance author, Aares wrote and produced award-winning films including Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon and NPR series New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination.

If not behind her computer, you can probably find her reading a romance novel, hiking the beach or savoring life with friends. You can visit Pamela on the web at

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