Crash Landing

Crash LandingBillionaire Gibb Martin needed a pilot to get back to the states so he could stop his best friend from making a mistake. He will pay Sophia to take him to Florida but there will be a problem when a storm comes upon them.

Sophia Cruz was a good pilot and loved her job. She took on the job which would pay some of her bills but this will be a challenging job as she had to be very close to Gibb who tempted her. But that will take a step back when a storm will leave them stranded on an island.

Crash Landing is the third book to Stop the Wedding series by Lori Wilde. This is the final book to the series and once again I liked it. It was another cute addition that was filled with some sizzle as the other two had.

I liked Sophia and Gibb as they were worlds apart at least on the outside that is what it appeared to be. Gibb was more down to earth than what was expected which I liked. You liked him more for that. Sophia was strong and fierce when in a tough situation.

Now the situation of a couple on an island you knew that it would lead only one way. They will steam up the pages but what happens after the island? A happy ending will come their way but it will take Gibb to get a grip on his feelings. That will only happen thanks to his friend whose wedding he was trying to stop.

As a whole I liked the series. It held my attention, had some humor, some sizzle and a good group of characters.

Smooth Sailing

Smooth SailingJeb Whitcomb was a billionaire trying to find himself to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he can change. Changing from a playboy was difficult when he was tempted left and right with a nurse who worked at his side.

Haley French was a RN and loved her job but it became difficult when she had to deal with Jeb. She resented him for making everything he did a big deal. Haley will resist the man but then one night she will let loose and find herself the next morning stranded on a yacht with the man she wanted to avoid.

Smooth Sailing is the second book from the series Stop the Wedding by Lori Wilde. When I started this series I didn’t know that they would be connecting to the same wedding. I figured it was several different weddings these men were coming to stop. So here in this one it is Jeb who is trying to stop a wedding where his ex-girlfriend is the bride. The ex is Jackie who is Boone’s sister, who was in the first book. I liked that they were connected and it seems they are all happening at the same time.

I liked Jeb for the most part as Wilde makes him likeable as he was trying to change from someone who had everything. At times I wanted to hit Jeb over the head and yell at him for being blinded by the idea of his ex-girlfriend when a woman he could love was right there. With Haley’s character I really liked her. She was a little shy, a little broken but she had a fire inside her. I was heartbroken for Haley with what had happened in her past. I wanted her to have that happy ending, and that ending was a struggle but it does happen.

So about the ending, it was once again very very sappy but I loved it. It felt like a movie I have seen which made it corny but great at the same time.

I am reading the last book, Crash Landing, next.

Night Driving

Night DrivingBoone Toliver needed to get to Key West to stop his sister from marrying a man she knew only for a month. With a very recent knee surgery he couldn’t drive himself and he had to get there by Saturday. He will be rescued by his neighbor who he tried to avoid.

Tara Duvall wanted to know her neighbor but he always ignored her. Now she is moving back home and that chance to get to know him has vanished. At least it was until she made herself available to drive him to Florida to stop his sisters wedding.

Night Driving is the first book to Stop the Wedding series by Lori Wilde. I picked up this series which are three books in total. I liked the book as it was cute and very fast paced. This book just reach a little over 200 pages. It was shocking how fast I was done with this book. I guess I was reading a lot longer books recently.

The premise of the story is the brother thinks his sister is making a mistake, so what does he do? He travels to Florida and tries to stop her. I will have to say it is believable that a brother would do that as he is trying to protect his sister from making a mistake. I liked Tara who was very bubbly and wants to be the center of attention but she is not shallow. I liked that she broke down Boone’s walls and made his smile.

The romance is hot and heavy as with any romance but there are bumps in the road that will shake this attraction. The ending I have to say is a little sappy but it gave the couple that happy ending you were hoping for.

A Cowboy for Christmas

A Cowboy for ChristmasLissette “Lissy” Moncrief was having one of the worst days of her life. With her being recently widowed she just found out the news that her two year old son was going deaf. Lissy was going broke and defeated. She will meet a man who she will find out has a connection to her husband and could be the person to help save her.

Rafferty Jones didn’t want to deal with cleaning up his brothers mess but he would do it because it was right. Rafferty will be surprised by the widow as she was the woman he met earlier that day. Rafferty will want to help and will find himself staying longer as each day passes.

A Cowboy for Christmas is the third book to Lori Wilde’s series Jubilee, Texas. I skipped the second book as my library doesn’t have it but I figure I will find it eventually. So back to the third book, I really liked the story. Once again it was sentimental and I felt for these characters as they felt real.

I liked Lissy for her ability to not fall apart even though it looked like she was going to. She was strong for her son and she was growing a backbone which she kind of lacked. Rafferty was not a perfect man thanks to his background but he was a perfect man for Lissy. That realization doesn’t come into play of course till the very end but they do get it right. I loved that Rafferty knew how to sign and that he helped Kyle, Lissy’s son, learn sign language.

Guilt seems to playing a big role once again but it makes sense as Wilde created her characters to be in a tough situation. All the characters had some sort of guilt. I felt that Claudia, Lissy’s mother in law, had the most. I felt that even though what she did years ago was bad, justice had been made. She had been punishing herself for over twenty years.

I am going to have to check out what other books my library has available from Lori Wilde. I don’t want another three years to pass without me trying one of her books.

You Only Love Twice by Lori Wilde

At first You Only Love Twice seemed like it was just going to be a story that is not well rounded but once you turn a few pages you are put through a story that had been already in play.

Marlie Montague’s life is pretty dull but not when she is writing about her adventures character Angelina who will kick your butt. She will need to channel her as the tables turn and Marlie’s life is about to be turned upside down.

Joel Hunter is not loving life. He is out of the Navy Seals and this babysitting job is annoying. He knew this woman as a girl but did not know why she was so important only that they were enemies along time ago.

Joel and Marlie will have to join forces to find out who is after them and why. All the conspiracies will have to be looked at.

It can be a little frustrating as Lori Wilde writes because it seemed that the story already had started and you were behind. But you continue on with it and you are pulled into the lives of these characters.

There are twist and turns which will leave you guessing and wanting to know more about who is the bad guy.

I like that there are multiple stories going on and you don’t know what really happened on that one mission which is what is and caused a lot of problems. And the fact that the main character was a comic book writer was pretty funny. She is not your typical heroine but she will mold herself to be.

You Only Love Twice held a punch with humor and lots of nonstop action.

There Goes the Bride by Lori Wilde

Marrying your best friend sounds great. You have known each other forever and love each other but Delaney soon finds that Evan does not spark her. There is no chemistry between them and Delaney is too scared to call off the wedding.

With the advice of her friends she does something different only to get tangled with a cop who will get her fire going but it will take more to get her out of this mess.

With a kidnapper, a cop, a fiance, a magic veil, and a sisters ghost Delaney will find out what she needs to do and how she will get away from the alter before she makes a mistake.

Lori Wilde is an author I decided to try. Sometimes I go by book cover which is bad because you can’t judge a book by its cover but this one looked funny, so I did. There Goes the Bride is the first book of the series Wedding Veil Wishes. Lori Wilde for me is a fun writer. She brings in the characters through an outragous plot that will leave you smiling.

I liked the many stories that were happening. Each connected but you did not know how. The magic veil and her sister as a ghost in her dreams were a nice touch. It was something out of the ordinary that gave Delaney something more than the bride to be.

With a great set of characters Lori Wilde will have you keep reading from the very first page to the last in this humorous book, There Goes the Bride.