Publisher: Hachette-Forever

Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Meant to Be Mine by Lisa Marie Perry

I loved the idea of this book, I love the idea of coming home, to the place where you grew up, and everything you left behind. I also love second chance romances, they are without a doubt one of my favorites when it comes to romance books. I also liked that this took place in a small town. So when the book starts we are with our heroine, Sofia, and she is at the funeral of her beloved great-aunt, Luz. You can tell right away that being back in the town that it seems like turned their backs on her, is hard for her. Add in the death of someone she loved very much and its understandable that Sofia is not in the bed place. One thing you do know about her right away is that she had some sort of serious heart issue growing up that eventually led to her getting a transplant after she left town. I can only image what that would be like growing up with something that heavy as a kid. We meet our hero pretty early on in the book as well, Burke, and I’m not really sure if I can explain how he came off. The two of them were best friends when they were kids, she was kind of on the outside because of her health, and he was on the outside because he was into drugs (and it seems he was an indiscriminate drug lover). It’s clear right away these two […]

The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon

Posted June 27, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon

I have to say, I seriously enjoyed this book. Way more than I thought I would. I really thought I was getting tired of the whole billionaire hero thing, but honestly, it works so well in this book. I also really loved the whole love to hate aspect of this book, how these people weren’t really in it for romances, but for more practical reasons. I really adored our heroine, Merina, I mean she’s confident, and stylish, and willing to stand up and fight for what she believes in. I also loved how seriously she took her family’s legacy. You can tell she really loves her family, and she works so hard at her hotel, making sure the hotel is successful. She’s also just a really good person, she knows her employs, she’s there for her family, and when she is coerced into the whole marrying Reese thing, she genuinely cares about the people who come to be in her life because of this. Reese, well, Reese wants to make sure that when his father retires from their company, that he is the one who is going to succeed him as CEO. However, the man’s got quite the reputation for being a playboy. The reality is he was burned once and swore off anything coming even close to romance ever again, so when he is able to secure Merina as his fake bride, he is sure this is going to be the key to getting the board on board with […]

The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon

Posted April 5, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
The Wedding Date by Kelly Eadon

I really like fake romances, and I love stories that take place over the course of a wedding. Let’s face it if you are looking for something that has a ton of drama, chances are, a wedding is where you will find some. I love family dynamics in a story, and let’s face it, this story had some very interesting family dynamics, as well as some interesting ex-files going on as well. So to begin with I liked that Kate and James had a bit of a history going into this romance, they went to prom together, but never dated, and it seems like were not involved with each other in any way outside of that one night at prom. Of course life has changed them both, college is done, Kate is a lawyer, and James has grown out of his awkward phase and is a much more self-assured man (plus he’s hot). So when the two of the start seeing each other at the gym years later, there is definitely an attraction. Add in some meddling friends and you have James going to his sisters wedding with Kate as his girlfriend, even though she isn’t. Kate has some real hang ups about relationships, she doesn’t seem to believe people are going to stick around. I get it, she’s largely on her own, with her sister being her only family, but at the same time I really wished she wouldn’t have been so against being too invested. And honestly it’s […]

Unsung by Shannon Richard

Posted January 30, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Unsung by Shannon Richard

This book was super cute and adorable. I knew from the synopsis that this book would involve the heroine turning up unexpectedly pregnant, which for me can go either way, but in this book it just worked so well. I love the whole musician angle as well, I used to really adore country music, and this book really brought me back to that. So our heroine is Harper and she is in Nashville visiting her aunt after being left by her fiancee, when one night at a bar she ends up meeting this guy, Liam, who gallantly rescues her from a unwanted dude hitting on her. They hit it off, like really hit it off. I was really impressed out how well the chemistry came right from the beginning. And when Harper’s weekend plans don’t pan out she ends up spending the weekend with Liam. They have no specifics deal, so they just spend time together talking and of course spending time between the sheets. But on the last night things take a deeper more serious turn and Harper freaks out and runs. Fast forward and we have a pregnant Harper running into Liam at a public function, where she has to tell him she’s pregnant. And did I mention that his entire family is there as well? Talk about an awkward way to meet the family. I actually really thought that Liam handled the unexpected baby news pretty well, yes there was definitely some bumps with the new found […]

It’s Always Been You by Jessica Scott

Posted November 8, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
It’s Always Been You by Jessica Scott

I’ve been holding on to this book for a while now, because I am always a bit on the nervous side when it comes to reading military romances. I think it’s really difficult to write authentic feeling military romances unless you’ve either served yourself or you are married to the military. Turns out Jessica Scott fits right into those fields, and her writing comes across as completely believable and authentic. Hubby is army and so is my father in law, so I really appreciated some of the little nuances and nicknames that I’ve become so familiar with, but you don’t necessarily have to have military experience to appreciate this book, I think it’s enjoyable for all. So Ben is carrying some serious issues from combat, and he’s probably one of the few officers out there right now who have no desire to ever command anything or anyone. He has a really jaded outlook at what officers really do, basically he believes officers these days only look out for themselves and serve their soldiers up on platters to cover up their own mistakes. Unfortunately for Ben his unit is a mess and officers all over the place are being fired and Ben is suddenly in a command position and he wants to be anywhere but there. Olivia is a lawyer who’s job it is to make sure unsuitable soldiers are ushered out of the army and to make sure that this new changeover of commands are handle well. Olivia is carrying […]

Unleashed by Rachel Lacey

Posted October 28, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Unleashed by Rachel Lacey

I adore this book. I am a sucker for books that showcase animals, especially books that showcase people who are interested and active in rescuing or advocating for animals (especially dogs). And I loved that this book tackled the issue of fostering within it, I myself tried to foster once, it’s how we went from four dogs to six, I am not a person who can get a dog ready for its forever home, but the people who do that job, I have tons of respect for, so I loved the portrayal of how that is emotionally for a person. So when the book starts both Cara and Matt are in no place to start a relationship. Matt is about to move states away back to where he is from, and Cara is in a self-imposed no-go relationship zone (she’d been sick in the past and was determined to get to 10 years cancer free before making any kind of long term commitment). When the book starts I really felt for Cara, she’s coming home from a funeral, was bringing home a new foster in pretty bad shape, and was dealing with some serious neighbor issues. Cara has such a giving heart, and she puts every bit of her soul into rehabilitating and rehoming the boxers that come to her as fosters. Only problem, she lives in a neighborhood with an HOA and they don’t like her dogs, ignorance in this case on the part of her neighbors. This is […]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Sandy James

Posted July 31, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Sandy James

I liked this book, mainly because I liked the woman, Juliana. Juliana comes from a special needs teaching position, and I think she just needed to find something else to do, I’ve seen this happen to teachers before, they burn out. So for Juliana, starting up a career in real estate is just what she is looking for, plus her ex works at the school she works at, so hey this is just added incentive for her to strike out on her own. I really liked that Juliana saw that she was missing something in her life and then actively went out to change it. I absolutely hate when people complain about their lives but have no desire to get up and do something about it, and I absolutely loved that Juliana went at this goal full force. She made herself an office at her house, learned all about real estate, and started finding clients on her own, I was very impressed by her attitude and abilities on the work front. Now relationship wise, there was definitely some things to work through. Juliana meets Conner at a seminar and their chemistry is electric. One night in a hotel room turns into a real estate partnership, which I think works well for them. Conner definitely has some skeletons in his closet, but all in all he’s a good guy. I think he makes some mistakes in their relationship, maybe not being as forthcoming as he should have been. But Juliana makes […]