Violet Merida is gun shy when it comes to dating. Her past was an utter disaster and has left her a bit insecure. Deciding to take a chance and meet the man she has been chatting with online, Violet quickly regrets her decision but decides they can be friends. However, the man has other plans and Violet finds herself being rescued by Angus Conner who is quickly intrigued by the beautiful woman. However when his family needs him Angus has to leave and never got her information. Both Violet and Angus can’t stop thinking about one another and when fate intervenes they get a second chance. Angus believes she might be the one and as he gets to know Violet he is even more sure she is the one. He knows Violet is nervous about trusting him but he is going to do everything possible to prove he is her happily ever after.
Wonderful read. Perfect follow up to Finn and the story intertwines beautifully with the first book. I had been really curious about Angus’s story when his character was introduced and this story did not disappoint. Angus is a grump, surly and when it comes to Violet he is sweet and treats her so preciously he won me over. Can’t wait for the other characters books.
In high school Banks Valentine was the popular boy everyone wanted to be around and Candy Ray Sunshine was the weird goth girl. Candy took a chance on Banks only to have it backfire on the same night that Bans life changed forever. Years later the animosity that Candy holds for Banks is still there and now that she is partners with his sister in law with their coffee/bakery shop he is back in her life. Push comes to shove and Banks gets a second chance with Candy. He is stunned when Candy comes up with an idea to keep his fans at the rodeo away, but Banks as seeing this as an opportunity for a fresh start with Candy will she feel the same?
This was so unexpected, not what I imagined when I read the teaser on the last book. Candy Ray is fantastic and is one of my new favorite heroines. Banks I liked a lot, he is different then what I thought and this book blew me away. Fantastic, my favorite in the series so far.
When Sonny was sent to prison the one thing he wanted was for Brenda to move on. It killed him to let the love of his life go but he was going to be in jail for 15 years and that was too much to ask of her. Brenda didn’t car, she loved Sonny unconditionally and even though he would not see her or accept any letters, she kept a journal writing to Sonny and all of her hopes, fears, and anything that happened in her life.
Sonny ends up getting released early and although he believes Brenda moved on, he quickly realizes he wants her back. Can Brenda take another chance on him or wills he push him away like he did to her?
I was not sure I wanted to read this one or not. I had read most of the series but not in order and didn’t know if I could take a linking to Sonny. Was I wrong, yes. I thought this was written extremely well and shed a few tears on this one. Brenda and Sonny are a terrific couple have had a ton of hurdles thrown at them and still are so much in love it is wonderful. Excellent story, well worth picking up.
Nick Johnson is struggling, he has PTSD and is a member of the Black Tuxedos MC but he knows it is only a matter of time before he gets called on his behavior. Deciding to get the help he needs he finally relents in bringing his parents in on what is going on. However he ends up meeting Shayla Hopkins and her little baby and something inside him awakens.
Shayla has had a hard time of late, her ex-roommate has hurt her in more ways then one and she fled with her daughter. Nick insists on helping her out bringing her to his family for extra help. Nick lets her know that he plans to explore whats between them but both need to get their heads in order to have a fresh start together. What happens when both of their pasts come back to haunt them though?
Loved this story, a bit of a slow burn. I liked Nick, who if you have read Firefly you remember. I think this was a terrific addition to this series.
Three suspicious deaths that span from 1952 to current day. Three different investigations and still no closer to figuring out how these women were killed. Russ Van Alstyne is investigating the current case but it comes at a time that budget cuts are threatening to close their department. Small town rumors are running rampant and with the help of his wife, Reverend Claire Fergusson, Russ is trying to navigate his way through. Can he figure out the connection that spans over decades will trying to save his department?
I have not read the others in this series but I didn’t have any trouble figuring what was going on with the characters. I thought this was a realistic stories with real struggles from the characters. I have to admit the mystery had me perplexed, I kept trying to figure out how the mystery was connected and it had me guessing until the end. I need to go back and start from the beginning but I thoroughly enjoyed this book, couldn’t put it down.
I received a free copy of Hid From Our Eyes by Julia Spencer-Fleming from Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.
Ford Spurlock and Ashe Trammel have been fighting since they were babies growing up together. Even as adults Ford and Ashe find one way to up one another and when Ashe needs Ford’s help, he gives her a challenge he knows she can’t do, however she does it. Now Ford is around Ashe all the time and denying he is attracted to her is becoming more difficult to ignore.
Ashe knows she wants Ford even if he is too stubborn to see it. What happens when one thing leads to another, can they find a way to become more then foes?
Loved this story, both Ashe and Ford are a handful and some of the stories from them growing up are hilarious. You also get a peak into some of the other kids into the series which I am anxious to read about. This story was surprising, Ashe was unique and can’t wait for the next book.
A comprehensive look into the films of the 1940’s. I found this book engaging, full of rich details about some of my favorite films and filled with unique pictures. This book also talked about some of the cartoon shorts, which I have a bunch on DVD which was a special treat. For movie fans, this book is for you. I had seen a lot of the films mentioned in the books which made it even more fun to read.
ZeZe Vargas finds himself in a world he had no idea existed. He is watching a woman who has been kidnapped and should be quivering in fear go crazy on the men who kidnapped her. Ze is trying to figure out what the heck is going on when Max “Kill It Again” MacKilligan decides to do him a favor and take care of him after he is hurt. Max idea of taking care of though is just to bring him to her families home and let them help him out. However, Max’s sister Charlie decides Max needs to take care of Ze. Throw in a crazy cousin who is out to kill her, her father’s latest scheme that is bound to fail and her basketball team who is going to the playoffs, Max has her hands full but she is also trying to figure out what to do with the attraction she feels for Ze.
There are only a handful of authors I can get their book and know it is going to be excellent before turning the first page and Shelly Laurenston is one of them. I was not sure how Max’s story would go because she is hardest of the sisters, but it was brilliant. Funny, unpredictable and pure joy. Picked it up and could not put down, ready to reread already.
I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me.
I hate that you’re the most popular guy in school and I’m still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It’s just such a cliché.
I hate that I’m being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team’s chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball.
I hate that it seems like you’re keeping a secret from me…and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I’m on solid ground. Because I’m starting to realize there’s so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you’re real.
But what I hate most is that I really don’t hate you at all.
Wren Carter has been tormented by highschool basketball star Fuller James for years. In fact he was the reason she had a nickname that she hated and when his latest antics has her retaliating for a brief moment she finds herself having to tutor Fuller in their AP Literature class. Wren would rather do anything else then help the school Lothario but her options are limited and she can’t refuse. Wren makes it clear to Fuller she wants nothing to do with him, add in the fact that they are supposed to keep it secret that she is tutoring him it makes it even more difficult.
Fuller is furious with himself about having to be a tutor but his future depends on getting good grades. He doesn’t expect to get to know Wren, her certainly doesn’t expect to fall for her. There is one small problem though he made up a lie that can’t get back to Wren about why they are spending time together and it could make what they are building implode, can he come clean before it is too late?
I loved this, you laugh, cry all the emotions you would want from this type of book is in there. Fuller is cocky and a bit of a jerk in the beginning but he sees a different side of himself with Wren. Loved Wren, she is determined and I liked that she was her own independent woman. Excellent story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.
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Desi has made a vow to herself to never let her ex-husband get to her again. His constant criticisms about her appearance during their short marriage was enough. Desi decides that she is going to tackle a huge goal of getting fit and running a local event. When she ends up being the target of her ex and his new fiancee at the local restaurant she is having her last meal, well last unhealthy meal, she finds herself getting rescued by Callum Valentine.
Callum knows Desi needs time to get over her marriage but he also knows he wants to explore his feelings for Desi. When Desi is around everything feels right. Desi quickly realizes the same for Callum. However, her ex is having a hard time letting go and Desi is more determined then ever to follow her own path, of course with Callum by her side.
This was terrific, a bit of a tear jerker but I so identified with Desi. I thought her character was realistic and is one of my favorites this author has written about. Loved Callum he is a gentle giant until he is ticked off. Another fantastic read from this author.