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The Edge Rules (The Rules Series Book 3) by Melanie Hooyenga
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Being a bully isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Sixteen-year old Brianna had everything she wanted: money to ski all over the world, underlings to do her bidding, and parents who gave her every freedom—as long as she played by their rules. But when she’s busted shoplifting and assigned to the Chain Gang, she ditches her shallow ways and realizes being herself is easier than manipulating people.

Forced to partner with kids she’d never dream of befriending, including Xavier, a boy who makes her pulse go into hyperdrive, Brianna vows to be a better person. Breaking Old Brianna’s habits isn’t easy, but her infatuation with Xavier—someone her parents would never approve of—motivates her to keep trying.

Even when he convinces her to trade her swanky skis for a beat-up snowboard.

Brianna lets go of her need to control everything and finally starts to feel free—until her past threatens to jeopardize her first real chance at love. She discovers balancing on the edge is as challenging in life as it is in snowboarding, and when a new friend is in trouble, Brianna must decide between the superficial things that used to be her world and putting her friend’s safety before herself.

In An Oyster Shell – I love that the mean girl gets her day, to turn her life around and make amends with a sweet romance in the process.

The Pearls – This is one of the better books that I read lately. I have been in a reading slump and this was just the book to get me out of it. I love that twist of the mean girl finding redemption. It is a unique concept that was well executed. Bravo to the author.

Bri was a great character. I loved the development of the things being revealed from her past. I really empathized with her from the beginning so when it came to light that she’s the one we all would hate, I didn’t. I was super impressed with the character development in this story.

I love the bad boy with a soft spot motif. I may have been slightly swoony reading about Xavier. He was just what Bri needed to take the edge off. I loved that he was a strong, but compassionate love interest.

The Sand – I liked this book so much I am super tempted to go read the other books in the series.

4.5 Pearls

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Blog Tour With Review – Love on The Rocks by Kerry EvelynLove on the Rocks (Crane's Cove #2) by Kerry Evelyn
Published by Swan Press on September 12, 2018
Pages: 308
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Kat Daniels regrets the day she chose barrel racing over her fiancé. After a year of reckless choices that led to an incident she’d like to forget, she's back in Crane’s Cove wondering how it all went wrong and trying to pick up the pieces. Easton Crane has loved Kat for as long as he can remember. But when she shows up after rejecting his proposal a year ago, he’s more confused than ever. After all, he's already sacrificed six years of his life to care for her after her traumatic brain injury. If his proposal couldn't keep her in town, what was it that brought her back? Was it him or was Kat hiding something?

When a hurricane hits Crane’s Cove and threatens the life of Kat’s beloved horse, the two are faced with the challenge of working together to save her. Can they battle the storm of old memories and wounds to rebuild their love stronger than before?

In An Oyster Shell – It’s a sweet read, that fell slightly flat for me.

The Pearls – I really liked the first book and was thrilled it was made into a series. It’s been a while since I read it so it took most of the book to get back in the groove of things.

I appreciated the characters, in the small resort setting. It’s more intimate than a small town setting. Feels a bit cozier, I like seeing Lanie and Matt back.

The romance was sweet and I like that it was paired with a real conflict. I like the character growth that had to happen to bring these two together.

The Sand – Kat’s character was hard to relate to.

3.5 Pearls

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Review – Fox of Cordovia by Linda Weaver Clarke

Review – Fox of Cordovia by Linda Weaver ClarkeThe Fox of Cordovia (Rebel Series #3) by Linda Weaver Clarke
Published by Amazon Digital Services on June 30, 2016
Pages: 195

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In this swashbuckling romance, a sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.

In An Oyster Shell – I really fell in love with this series. I love the strong men and the fierce women that compliment them. Clarke is a genius at swoon-worthy, sweet, romances.

The Pearls – I love the mystery in this book. Each book in this series has it but this one was the best. I loved the secret identity of the fox and his close proximity to Caroline.

I like how all the characters came together from the previous books. Good series always has me looking forward to seeing the previous characters, this one was no exception.

The romance was one of the best I’ve read from this author. I don’t often get swoony over MC’s but this one does that for me. The romance between him and Caroline is sweet. I am looking forward to reading more from Clarke.

The Sand –  It was a good book.

 

4.5 Stars

About Linda Weaver Clarke

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching a “Family Legacy Workshop,” encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of the historical romance series, “A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho,” which includes: Melinda and the Wild West – a semi-finalist for the “Reviewers Choice Award 2007,” and a new mystery series, “The Adventures of John and Julia Evans.”

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Review – The Road To Long Beach and The Witch’s House by Anne Norchi IglesiasThe Road To Long Beach and The Witch's House (Anne and Colleen Book 1) on August 26. 2017
Pages: 159

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Anne Santoro is finishing up her junior year in high school, in her new home town in Upstate New York. She is reminded of a tale she was told as a child of the witch’s house. The house was on the road she and her family took to get to the beach.
She and her best friend Colleen McFadden decide to visit Smithtown, NY, where Anne grew up, to see if the witch’s house is still there. Anne has kept parts of her life on Long Island to herself and faces painful moments when she returns. How will her best friend react?
As a child, Anne anticipated seeing this house with every trip to the beach. Is it still there? The quest becomes more than just finding the house. It becomes a search to find a young Native American Indian girl who disappeared over 100 years ago. Finding clues to solve this century’s old mystery is tough enough, but when deciphering a ghost’s way of communicating, tough takes on a whole new meaning.
What will Anne and Colleen discover? Follow them on their hunt to find the Witch’s House and see if they uncover the answers they’re looking for.
The Road to Long Beach and the Witch’s House is a story of mystery and suspense. The adventure brings to light the weight of being bullied and how passing judgment on others can last through centuries of time.

In An Oyster Shell – A simple paranormal mystery that was interesting.

The Pearls – I like the premise of the book. A couple of girls on a trip looking for the mystery of the witch’s house. It has a Nancy Drew paranormal feel to it. The time setting is uncertain but it has a historical feel to it.

I like the paranormal aspect and the mystery that was solved of the witch. The ending was most satisfying.

I appreciated the real relationship between Anne and her friend. She was quite moody at times and they got into it. It was refreshing.

The Sand – Some things like time setting was hard to understand.

 

 

3 Stars
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A Love So Sweet (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]
NEW RELEASE…….. 
Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling.

A Love So Sweet is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, written by New York Timesbestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name. 


In A Love So Sweet…

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

Review – 

In an Oyster Shell –  This is my favorite sweet with heat romance by far. A hint of the cape yet grounded with a Colorado setting, it’s refreshing and leaves one turning the pages.

The Pearls – I am always eager to pick up a sweet with heat novel. This one blew me out of the water. I’ve followed Addison through her other books, and it was nice to have a new setting. Mostly set in Colorado, the new setting is refreshing with the hint of Cape I’ve grown to love in these books.

I really liked the touch of hard reality in this story. I liked that this book touched on some harder issues. I am learning that I like my sweet with a little bit of grit because that is real life. The hard issues were handled well and one still gets there HEA despite a touch of reality.

Treat and Max was the most adorable couple! I liked how head over heels in love with each other they were. Treat was the utmost gentleman which allowed Max to come out of her shell. It was the best romance in the sweet with heat line I have read.

The Sand – It really was that good.

5 Pearls!

 

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Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.



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Book 2 of Sweet with Heat: The Bradens at Weston Series

Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling. 

Our Sweet Destiny is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Destined for Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.

In OUR SWEET DESTINY…
After ditching a troubled relationship—and her veterinary practice in the process—Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is…until her horse is injured and the son of the man her father has been feuding with for more than forty years comes to her rescue. She’s spent forever trying to deny her attraction to headstrong, too-handsome-for-his-own-good cowboy Rex Braden. The last thing she needs is that particular man complicating her life.

Fiercely loyal Rex Braden has never put anyone or anything before his family. Despite the irate family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, unleashing fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love—and causing the rebel in each of them to rear its powerful head.

Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained as Rex and Jade find out if true love really can conquer all.

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SIGN UP for ADDISON’S Sweet with Heat newsletter. Fun, flirty romance with a dash of heat. www.AddisonCole.com/NewsletterDOWNLOAD the first book in Addison’s Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series free: READ, WRITE, LOVE AT SEASIDE

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

 
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October of Books Giveaway

I am excited to bring to your attention my debut novel that releases on Smashwords on October 4th. It is currently available on Amazon.

Synopsis:

He was ready to leave and never look back until she walked in.

Brendon Roth is ready to walk away from his family restaurant, Starlight. His unsettled heart is full of wanderlust, and he is prepared to appease it. The night Brendon is ready to tell his parents he’s leaving, it becomes more apparent that they need him now, more than ever. The walls are closing in on him: he looks to the stars for a way out.

Olivia Price wishes on the first star she sees, that she’ll live up to her mother’s expectations, in the face of a severe illness. Somehow, she has to find a way to get through law school, and deal with Lupus. Desperately wanting a distraction from all the pressure, she answers a want ad for Starlight restaurant. Surely, a restaurant job will be more comfortable, than the demands of her mother and law school.

Strange things start happening to Starlight, after Olivia arrives. Brendon and Olivia work together, to save the Roth’s legacy, from someone determined to take it away. It seems everything they have been looking for, might just be found in each other. It is becoming abundantly clear someone sabotaging Starlight to fail, and keep Olivia and Brendon apart. As they find themselves clinging to the stars– that might just fall– and lose all they have been looking for all along.

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New Release – Clinging To The Stars

New Release – Clinging To The StarsClinging To The Stars on September 28, 2018
Pages: 233
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He was ready to leave and never look back until she walked in.

Brendon Roth is ready to walk away from his family restaurant, Starlight. His unsettled heart is full of wanderlust, and he is prepared to appease it. The night Brendon is ready to tell his parents he's leaving, it becomes more apparent that they need him now, more than ever. The walls are closing in on him: he looks to the stars for a way out.

Olivia Price wishes on the first star she sees, that she'll live up to her mother's expectations, in the face of a severe illness. Somehow, she has to find a way to get through law school, and deal with Lupus. Desperately wanting a distraction from all the pressure, she answers a want ad for Starlight restaurant. Surely, a restaurant job will be more comfortable, than the demands of her mother and law school.

Strange things start happening to Starlight, after Olivia arrives. Brendon and Olivia work together, to save the Roth’s legacy, from someone determined to take it away. It seems everything they have been looking for, might just be found in each other. It is becoming abundantly clear someone sabotaging Starlight to fail, and keep Olivia and Brendon apart. As they find themselves clinging to the stars-- that might just fall-- and lose all they have been looking for all along.

It is finally here! My first novel!

Be sure to check it out!

 

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Blog Tour with Review – Bear With Me by Jessica RedlandBear With Me: When you’ve loved and lost, can you bear to let love in again? by Jessica Redland
on April 25, 2017
Pages: 270

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Jemma has the job of her dreams as curator for the children’s section of a museum in London. She spends each day surrounded by the one thing she’s absolutely passionate about: teddy bears. When boyfriend, Scott, shows a genuine interest in her passion instead of laughing at her for “playing with teddies all day”, she knows he’s a keeper.

Returning home to the North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitsborough Bay to celebrate her birthday, Jemma thinks she’s heading for her happy-ever-after when Scott unexpectedly proposes. So, a few days later, why isn’t he retuning her calls or responding to her texts?

Julie has always been a wonderful single mother to Jemma and her little brother, Sean. As owner of specialist teddy bear shop, Bear With Me, and the creative genius behind the successful range of Ju-Sea Bears, she inspires Jemma with her ability to balance a demanding career with home life. So why is the shop now in disarray and why is Sean so upset?

Sam thought he had his future all worked out. With a promising neurology career, a home, and a devoted fiancée, life was looking good. But now he’s all alone in a strange city, far from everyone and everything he cares about, struggling to rebuild the tatters of his life. Did he do the right thing by running away? What does the future hold and is he strong enough to face it?

Sometimes love finds us when we least expect it. But sometimes love leaves us, just as unexpectedly. When you’ve loved and lost, can you bear to let love in again?

In An Oyster Shell – Some aspects of the story had I known in the beginning, I would not have picked up this book, but by the end, it redeemed itself, in a more realistic than most romances, I found refreshing.

The Pearls –  I felt like this was a unique romance that in the end, I welcomed. It really got into the nitty-gritty of real-life situations with the realistic consequence you may not be ready to love again. This story with that plot was well thought of and well executed.

The power of visual descriptions and vivid emotions made this story come to life in a very prominent way. I may not remember the dialogue or why so and so did this. I do remember, the love of one of the main characters, surfboards and such.

Though I hate it if it ever happens, one time, I would like to see how an HEA happens without the main characters coming together. I like how realistic this relationship was painted raw with emotion. This was a huge selling point for me in this novel.

The Sand – I absolutely do not read stories about affairs. I was not happy that happened in this one. I was especially not pleased when the author justifies it through all the characters. There is no justification for adultery in my book. I absolutely commit in fiction to suspend belief. In this situation, the author was asking for too much. It just never works out that way.

3 Pearls

About Jessica Redland

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her
business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot
ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for
Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella!
She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast – the inspiration for the settings in her books – with
her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy
bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed
limbs!
Jessica tries to balance her time – usually unsuccessfully – between being an HR tutor and writing.

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Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop

As always thank you to Mary at Bookhounds who is the lovely host of this giveaway hop.

Fall is here and the routine is making its way back after a lazy summer of anything goes. To get things in order it’s time to do some clearing out, let’s be honest we need to make room for all those holidays reads we are about to indulge in!

I’m going to give you if you fit it ships mystery box. Some wonderful books to fill your shelves and your winter evenings. If you take a peek at my review archive you’ll see some possibilities for your box. In case that doesn’t entice you, I’m throwing in a 10$ Amazon gift card.

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