Until There Was You

Until there was youPosey Osterhagen’s life was about to change when the boy she had loved at sixteen came back to her home town. She will find herself falling once again for him but know that in the end he would break her heart.

Liam Murphy was moving back to be closer to his daughters grandparents. His main focus was to his daughter and to create a life for them in this town. He will be surprised when he finds himself being drawn towards Posey.

Until There Was You is a novel by Kristan Higgins. I absolutely loved this book. I think I can read pretty much anything from this author and love her work. Higgins is a storyteller that will have you believing these characters are real. There will be that happy ending you thrive for but it is a struggle to get there, though no matter what it is heartwarming.

Alright now the character of Posey was sweet and naive. I felt that she had no backbone at times but she does get stronger when she is forced to confront certain facts. Her time in high school reminded me of some days in my own high school where you just felt invisible. Her story is heartbreaking and you really hope that she can get that love she had been searching for. Then there is Liam. I liked this reformed bad boy but he makes some mistakes when it comes to knowing what he wants. There was a part of me that didn’t like him for his part in Posey’s unhappiness at prom. Well there is a little twist towards the end that will have you back to liking Liam completely. Now with Liam as a dad I loved him. He was the way overprotective father who was in over his head but you couldn’t hate him for that.

Now Posey’s family is interesting. You kinda of resent the parents for not really listening to Posey when Gretchen is around, who was another character I wasn’t a big fan of. I like that Higgins gives the family a chance with a heart to heart towards the end. It made me like the mother and father a lot more.

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Bad Boys Do

The next day quickly I opened up the book Bad Boys Do. Since reading the first book of the series Donovan Brothers Brewery I was completely invested in the series, I had to find out what would happen with Jamie.

Jamie Donovan has decided to change his ways. He didn’t want a causal relationship that was just sex. He wanted to be taken serious especially to his older brother. He wanted to get educated on how to improve the brewery. He didn’t expect though to find a woman in this class that intrigued him, his teacher.

Olivia Bishop did not love teaching but it was something she knew how to do. With a divorce behind her she still had to provide for herself. Olivia’s goal was to enjoy life, to try something different. She was horrified to find herself in Jamie’s attention as she was six years older than him. Age was thrown aside and Olivia let herself go into the arms of Jamie Donovan.

I can’t get enough of this series Donovan Brothers Brewery. This series feels real with the siblings drama that happens throughout the book. You can’t help but love the feisty dialogue that travels through the story. As the second book of the series you already know the siblings but now Victoria Dahl gives insight in Jamie.

Jamie Donovan is everything a playboy should be but I loved that he was changing his ways and it was with an older woman. He found someone who let him be himself, his better self. I liked that Dahl gets Jamie to grow as he had changed from the first book, you also see a darker side of Jamie which was interesting to read.

I love Olivia. She was a shy woman who didn’t know her own self worth. Dahl lets her evolve throughout the story. She becomes confident as her time with Jamie is spent. Dahl includes her ex-husband which was the cliche professor and someone you wanted to hate.

I found myself disliking the older brother Eric as well due to his poor mood he is always in and for those who have read the first book and this one would understand. Of course I can’t hate his character the entire time through the book, but I am intrigued to read his story.

Lead Me On

Finishing up on the Tumble Creek series is Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl. I was excited to read that this book is all about Jane who is Quinn’s secretary with a hidden past.

Jane Morgan took pride in her job, in the life she created for herself but something is being hidden. Jane is hiding a past which she is ashamed. Jane though cannot run from this past as her past is coming back to haunt her like the man she wants to be with.

William Chase or known as Chase owns his own business but he is not the normal looking business man with his biceps, tattoo and steel toed boots. Chase is immediately interested in Jane and likes how she looks cute and proper. Chase though will find out a whole lot more about himself and Jane as they embark on saving her brother from jail.

I loved reading all about her. Dahl does a fantastic job creating Jane to be a woman with a haunted past which created what she is today. There are many dimensions to her character that will lead you to want to know what made her change her ways.

I also liked how Dahl connected the characters Chase and Jane by giving them a past but more importantly a future.

Tumble Creek series is a worthwhile series that will take you through all the emotions. (Talk Me Down, Start Me Up and Lead Me On)

Homecoming

In this collection of four stories, Janet Dailey, Fern Michaels, Dinah McCall, and Deborah Bedford brings a charming and cute plots and characters to this book.

Janet Dailey-Heading Home

“Kate Summers has her reasons for avoiding new neighbor Josh Reyonds.  But the rugged rancher and his matchmaking dog have other ideas.”

Fern Michaels-The Journey

“Twelve years after being jilted at the alter, mountain guide Maggie Osborne Harper is about to make the hardest trek of her life.”

Dinah McCall-The Return of Walker Lee

“Hard as he tried, Walker Lee couldn’t forget the Texas girl he left behind.  But after ten years, did Carrie Wainright still want him?”

Deborah Bedford-Rockabye Inn

“Wyoming innkeeper Anna Burden returns home after the accident that stole her memory to discover shattering truths-and the healing power of love.”

The stories were enjoyable being charming and sweet.  They were a little corny but that is how it is at times.  The stories were all around one hundred pages which also was a problem.  They went fast but sometimes you wished you had more of the story to make it more dynamic.  But for fast pace and an enjoyable romance then this collection is a winner.