Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Liar Blog Tour and Review

BOOK BLURB:

Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung.

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams.

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

BOOK INFORMATION:
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My Review:

I received an ARC of Liar from Stephanie in exchange for unbiased review. This is the second book that I have read of Stephanie's and is the first in its series. I found this book to be a quick easy, romantic read. I thought that Steph did a great job of developing the characters that you had enough information about them to understand them but not too much that it was excessive. 

In addition,  I really enjoyed the pace of how the story went. I think that because it went at a good pace it kept you interested as a reader and kept you from putting it down. I would say this is a great book to read over the Labor day weekend right before you head back to school starting again or just over a long weekend!

Lastly, I found the twists and turns and humor that Stephanie put into the book really added to the book. It add that element that along with the steady pace of the book kept me the busy reader not wanting to put the book down getting back to it as soon as I could. 

Can't wait to read more from this author and can't wait to read the next book in this series. Recommend this book to romance readers and contemporary romance readers. 
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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!

            Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Review of The Cottages on Silver Beach

Brief Summary of The Cottages on Silver Beach 

Years after betraying her, he's back in Haven Point…and ready to learn the truth.

Megan Hamilton never really liked Elliot Bailey. He turned his back on her family when they needed him the most and it almost to
e them all apart. So she's shocked when Elliot arrives at her family's inn, needing a place to stay and asking questions that dredge up the past. Megan will rent him a cottage, but that's where it ends-no matter how gorgeous Elliot has become. 

Coming back home to Haven Point was the last thing bestselling writer Elliot Bailey thought he'd ever do. But the book he's writing now is his most personal one yet and it's drawn him back to the woman he can't get out of his mind. Seeing Megan again is harder than he expected and it brings up feelings he'd thought were long buried. Could this be his chance to win over his first love?


My Review

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review. I am a huge fan of RaeAnne Thayne so when I got the opportunity to read the Cottages on Silver Beach I jumped at the chance. This is the 8th book in the Haven Point series. 

As always RaeAnne Thayne did a great job of creating well developed characters. From the moment that you open the book to the very last page are able to truly able to understand Megan and Elliot and their relationship. I felt even though I have read other books in the series that this one could be definitely be picked up by someone who hasn't read the other ones in the series and be just fine understanding what is going on as it stands alone fine. 

In addition to well developed characters I also think that the storyline was also well done by RaeAnne. The mystery aspect in adds in addition to the romance really keeps you interested through out the story. 

I can't wait to read the next book in the series to see what she has in store for us as readers! 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Review of Rainy Day Friends

Brief Book Summary Courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks 

Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife. 

Rocked by the infidelity, Lanie is left to grapple with searing questions. How could she be so wrong about a man she thought she knew better than anyone? Will she ever be able to trust another person?  Can she even trust herself?

Desperate to make a fresh start, Lanie impulsively takes a job at the family-run Capriotti Winery. At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan.

Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Brown changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light—secrets that could destroy the new life Lanie’s only just begun to build.


Review: 

I received an ARC of Rainy Day Friends from the author in exchange for an unbiased review. From very first moment that I opened this book to the very last page, Jill Shalvis has you hooked. She  does such a fantastic job of mixing romance, humor and drama all in one book. 

The character development was outstanding. I really enjoyed seeings the romance grow between Lanie and Mark. In addition, I also enjoyed seeing the relationship between Marks twin daughters and Lanie. It was precious. Especially knowing that they grew up not having a mother other than his family since theirs walked out on them. 

Another part of the book that Jill did a great job on was the humor that she added. She does this in all her books. She adds just enough to make you chuckle along with the crying parts! Honestly, it is one of the reasons I keep on coming back for her books! 

Lastly and most importantly the storyline was phenomenal. Just like the last two books in this series, Jill made this one as gripping from the very first page. I can wait to see what she has in store next! 

One of my favorite quotes from the book, "Try cupcakes. My grandma's cupcakes can make anyone happy."

Monday, April 30, 2018

Review of the Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis


Brief Summary Courtesy of Goodreads: 

After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn't anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won't cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row.

Dylan knows he should've left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can't help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her.

When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan's new helicopter touring company, it's business only...until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who's ever broken it? But soon they're both realizing the truth - love always deserves a second chance.

My Review: 

I received an ARC of this book in an exchange for an honest, unbiased review. I am a huge fan of Jill Shalvis' books so when I got the opportunity to read the newest book in the Wildstone Series I jumped at the chance. After reading the first book I was very interested to learn more about Tilly's character so I was excited to learn this short novella was about Tilly. I was also excited to see that the love interest was her friend Dylan. 

I think Jill did a great job as always by creating well developed characters from the very first page that you read to the very last one. I think no matter what book you pick up in the series, you the reader understand the backstory of the characters as much as you need to. 

In addition, I think that she did a great job of creating the right level of drama and romance in the book. She didn't have everything happen out perfectly. The characters really had to work out things to get to their end solution. In addition, I think it was interesting to read more about Dylan's character because you learned more about him in this book than you did in the last one that Tilly was in. Lastly, I truly enjoyed seeing Tilly and her sisters relationship grow even more in this book. You saw this even more since returning to town a couple years after she left. 

I am very excited to read more in the Wildstone series as this book did not disappoint. Great job Jill!