Friday, July 5, 2019

The Dancing Groom by Taylor Hart


Synopsis:

A football player who trying to save his brother! A dancer who's trying to forget her past! Will they save each other?
Boston Brady, running back for the Miami Surf, only wanted three things from his month at a beach resort- to take care of his brother, train for football, and forget his ex-girlfriend! When he is suckered into taking dance classes by his brother, he never expected to get stuck with the one woman he'd accidentally infuriated upon arriving.
The beautiful and talented Addison Adair, former coach from Dancing With the Stars only wants two things-a spot on Jive International, a prestigious dance company, and to erase the pain and loneliness of losing her husband. When her dance partner falls through and Boston Brady agrees to fill in, and she suddenly finds her world turned upside down. He's intense and gives the Brady Guarantee that she'll get that spot-no matter what!
After long days of training, dips in the ocean at night, and an attraction for the football player that scares her, she finds herself getting lost in those blue eyes and lost in the kindness of the man she didn't think was possible and isn't sure she's ready for.
Just when Boston's family has an emergency, a dark part of his past shows up, derailing her audition. Now they're left with a choice-believe the worst and walk away, or believe in the power of second chances.

Review:

I was excited to read this one because I am a big fan of dancing and beaches so this book sounded like a win! I am loving this Brady family. They are all such tough guys but deep down they are great guys who are there for each other and those around them. Boston is struggling with some things in life and agrees to a beach vacation with Ty and to his surprise it turned out a lot differently than he planned. Addison is a dancer trying to make it again after the death of her husband and she never would have guessed where her path would take her. Boston enjoys dancing and helps Addison to prepare for her audition and planned to dance with her. I loved this book and it was a beautiful story about learning to trust. The characters had great chemistry and it was a sweet clean romance.

Stars: 4.5

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Love Bytes by Melanie Jacobson


Synopsis:

Jessica Riley would do anything for her best friend Addison, including be her maid of honor and meet all her increasingly crazy wedding demands. But that's because Jessica has Dallen, the best man, helping her navigate the trouble their respective best friends keep stirring up. Even though she and Dallen have only spoken online or in texts, their friendship forms fast and easy, and Jessica is beginning to hope that the wedding in Hawaii will become the start of something special for her and Dallen too, Except...Dallen dates brainiac supermodels. And while Jessica is a Brainiac, she has a bad feeling she won't be his type. Will their connection survive in real life?

Review:

This was a fun short and sweet novella that was witty and drew you in from the beginning. Jessica and Dallen have a great connection from a distance and you can't wait for them to finally meet in person at their friends wedding. The characters seemed very real and I loved the humor in this book. I loved the storyline and it left me wanting to read more. I love Melanie's books and once again it was another great one! Super Cute!

Stars: 5

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Love in Bloom by Lisa Swinton

Synopsis:

Following a collapse at Lakr, her makeup company, workaholic Camille is sent to the French Riviera to reshape her health habits. The beach is beautiful, but boring, until Camille reunites with university chum Tristan. He does things to her heart her doctor wouldn't approve of.
When he offers her the chance to attend the exclusive French Royal Chateau and Garden Tour, Camille jumps at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. However they'll have to enter into a fake marriage to go on the tour.
On holiday from his research lab in India, Tristan is delighted to be reunited with Camille, his university crush. With each passing day, his feelings for her grow. Self doubt convinces him that he's unworthy of her love. Tristan must protect her from the secrets of his past, even if it means breaking both of their hearts.

Review:

I am loving this series because I love to travel and Lisa puts such great details in to her books that you feel like you are there experiencing what the characters are experiencing. I loved this one because I have been to Paris and Versailles so I loved knowing some of what they were experiencing in France. This is about two people who's lives needed a vacation even though they didn't really want it. I loved Camille's character and Tristan's character and I was cheering them on from the start. They had great chemistry and a lot in common. Mrs. Chan though... Lisa did a great job of making me not like her. This was a great book about being honest with each other and not letting gossip change the way you think of someone. This was a very sweet and clean contemporary romance book. Loved it!

Stars: 5


Monday, March 18, 2019

Kiss & Makeup by Lisa Swinton


Synopsis:

One kiss is all they need to go from friends to lovers. Who will cross the line first?
Maddie regrets putting Connor in the friendzone by kissing another man. Her chance at redemption comes when she's hired as a makeup artist on a film in London, Connor's city. All she needs to do is apologize, and coax him across the friendship line--if Connor still wants her.
Connor should've moved on from Maddie when she made it clear she wasn't interested in a relationship with a stuffy British banker. With her arrival in London, Connor plans to make the most of his second chance. But his secrets will either win her heart or drive her back across the Atlantic for good.

Review:

First off I love the cover and the clever title. So cute! I have never been to London and with the amazing descriptions it felt like you were exploring London too. It is a standalone novel but you have met Maddie and Connor before if you've read 12 Days to Love and I love that their story continued. Maddie got a job on a movie in London and was excited to spend time with her friend Connor. I love Connor! Everything he did and planned for Maddie was so sweet. I loved the characters, the writing was fabulous and the chemistry was oooo la la! I was so bummed towards the end but I am so happy about how it ended. I know I've said it before but I love books about friends becoming lovers. Such a cute book!

Stars: 5

Friday, March 8, 2019

The ABC's of Dating by Brenna Jacobs


Synopsis:

Can he persuade her to see him as something more than just her best friend?
Allie Carmichael is dating the wrong kind of man. To help Allie out of her dating rut, Allie's sister, Cassie, challenges her to date 26 new men, all that have 26 different careers- one for every letter of the alphabet.
When Eric's neighbor, Allie,  asks him for help with her new dating challenge, he's reluctant to get involved. Mostly because he'd really like Allie to fall in love with him. She's determined to finish out her dating challenge, but he's a veterinarian. And V is at the end of the alphabet.
Can Eric persuade Allie to abandon the list and see him as something more than just her best friend?

Review:

This was such a sweet novella. Allie is challenged to spice up her dating life by dating guys with 26  different careers. I loved the idea of that but man that would be tough to accomplish. Allie's friend/ neighbor helps her find dates for the first few but, oh boy, they were gems... all because his feelings for her was more than friends. I love stories about friends becoming lovers! Their story was so cute and I loved how they treated each other. It was very well written and made me excited for more books by this new author.

Stars: 5

Monday, February 25, 2019

The No Regrets Groom by Taylor Hart


Synopsis:

A hot football player and a bet- what more could you want for Valentine's day?
Ziggy Brady, center for the Denver Storm, doesn't expect to dance with the woman who broke his heart ten years ago. But a bet issued by the owner of the Storm, is the catalyst for asking her. He certainly can't believe she slaps him, and he really doesn't know what to do when she throws in his face the fact her boyfriend is proposing later that night. The truth, is that Sophia Charles will always be his biggest regret.
Sophia Charles doesn't want to dance with Ziggy Brady at a fundraiser, but his brother has ALS and she actually likes Ty. Ziggy, on the other hand, has serious ego issues and the media doesn't help them by calling him Aquaman. When Ziggy shows up at her office asking her to go on a 'bucket list' trip for Ty to help create awareness and raise money to find a cure for ALS, she reluctantly agrees.
The No Regrets Tour consists of: driving cross country in a Retro RV, visiting an old Prison, staying at a Haunted Mansion, rafting the Snake River, and putting Graffiti Art on Devil's Tower- which will most-likely land them in jail.
Sophia and Ziggy find themselves unable to stay away from one another. When Ty confesses to writing a bogus break up letter from Ziggy to Sophia ten years ago, all the reasons they should stay away from one another melt away. And they find themselves, laughing and talking and kissing and catching up for all the time they missed out on.
When Ty has a break down and the tour comes to a halt, they must make a choice--walk away from it all or forgive and have No Regrets!

Review:

I am loving these books about the Brady Brother's. I love how they come off as such strong-willed and kind of full of themselves yet deep down there is a softer side of them. They are trying to raise money for ASL and to help their brother Ty so they are setting out on a "no regrets tour." This is Ty's idea and there are some crazy things he would like to do. Ziggy goes along with Ty along with a long time friend Sophia and when some truth comes out things get turned upside down. I loved this book and the twists and turns that happen. It was a great book about love, family and forgiveness. The chemistry between Ziggy and Sophia is magical and the love between the family members is heartwarming. It was well written and I loved the characters. It draws you in to the end and leaves you smiling! I'm excited to read about the next brother and his crazy life.

Stars: 4.5

Friday, February 22, 2019

Goodnight Kiss by Ranee' S. Clark


Synopsis:

When Chase sees Clare during her brief Christmas visit to their hometown, he knows it's his chance to make things right between them. Considering he all but ignored her while on his mission, it's a tough task.
After having her heart broken by him before, Clare is wary of a holiday romance. But a long-awaited goodnight kiss might change her mind. 

Review:

I sure love me a sweet holiday romance story and this one was just that! This is a cute quick read, filled with descriptions and info to help you know exactly what you needed to. Chase and Clare haven't seen each other for years and thought any kind of relationship was lost. When they happen to see each other while Clare was home for Christmas the sparks were still there. This short story was well written and I definitely enjoyed!

Stars: 4