Dane MacKenziew was back home after ten years. He will be surprised when he sees the woman he had loved was back home as well. Dane will immediately feel their connection that never disappeared, but he will quickly find out that Charlotte was hiding something.
Charlotte Munroe had left her home town at eighteen and it took her ten years to come back home. She thought she was safe there as she knew the man she loved was nowhere around, but that will not be the case. Her first and only love will be back and she is shocked that he wants her back.
Dane is the first book to the series The Mackenzie Family by Liliana Hart. Alright, so first off I really love series that involve a good size family because that lets the author write many stories and who wouldn’t love hunky men. Well I am sad to say that I wasn’t thrilled with the story. This was one of my first novella’s I read from Liliana Hart, and although she can write good sex scenes that is all there was to the story. I wanted more out of these characters.
Warning I am going to be giving away the plot in case you want to read this novella. So, it drove me crazy that Charlotte who had been in love with Dane at eighteen just welcomed him back after some really hot sex. In the book she was not wanting to give the man a second but she quickly let him back into her life. If this was a novel that would be okay because there would obstacles they would have to get threw to get to that happy ending. Now with Dane’s character you get that he wants her back but why did he wait ten years to do so? Then the big bombshell, which was pretty easy to guess, he finds out he has a nine year old son. He wants to be part of his son’s life. Now I would think he would be furious with Charlotte, she kept his son from him for nine years which was a long time. Well he was angry for about a second then he has sex with Charlotte again.
Alright, so from all of that I really don’t think I will be back to this series. I might try something else from the author, perhaps a novel instead. Only time will tell.
India Sommers had lived through a tragedy eleven months ago when her husband was murder in front of her eyes. She was trying to move on with her life but things were not working out for India especially when her husbands killer was free. She will find herself getting help from a neighbor.
Rod Amos was curious about his neighbor. He was instantly attracted to her but it wasn’t just sex he wanted. He wanted to know India and to help her anyway that he could. Rod will quickly find himself involved with India’s past that was still causing problems.
Discovering You is the tenth book in the series Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak. I liked the book. It was more towards suspense which wasn’t a bad thing. I was wondering if I would dislike it as it was back with the Amos brothers but I found myself liking it.
India’s character was someone who had been tormented when her past boyfriend killed her husband. Because of this tragedy India was broken and scared. I could understand this especially with what she was made to do, but at times India bugged me. I wanted her to stand up more for herself, not at the murder but later in the book. Though she will find her voice in the book. Rod’s character was all around good guy who just happened to be the perfect example of a bad boy. I liked that Rod was but he was very much reformed and with India he wanted it all with her.
India’s parents in law were not the warmest of families. They were pretty cruel to her and treated like she was trash. This was all because India’s past was very colorful with indiscretions. She made a lot of bad choices and one of them had been dating Sebastian a long time ago, who was the man that killed her husband. I got the feeling that they really did love her as a daughter in law, but again they had just lost their son. They wanted to blame someone. The only redeeming quality was that they seemed to care for Cassie, their grandchild.
I am done for now with the series but figure more will be written especially with two more of the Amos brothers out there.
Lacey Weston wanted to come home from college but her stubborn brothers would not budge. They wanted to make sure she finished college. Lacey will do what she had to which meant fake a pregnancy to stay in her hometown. She will be surprised that the man she lusted after would volunteer to be the fake father of her fake baby.
Cooper Grainger was an ex cop turned mechanic and he had it bad for his best friends sister. They had slept together once and since then Cooper would help her but tried to avoid her as temptation was too great. Then he will go above and beyond and help Lacey out with her fake pregnancy.
Some Girls Do is the first book to the series Outback Heat by Amy Andrews. Well this is another free book from amazon and I found it very entertaining. It wasn’t mind blowing but it was a good story with some sizzle.
The concept was that Lacey didn’t want to go back to school and her brothers were being stubborn, and making her feel guilty about wanting to leave. I thought the brothers were pushy but they were trying to keep the promise they made to their mother on her deathbed. They were unfair with Lacey and she at times felt a little too flighty in the beginning but as you get to know her character she is still a kid that had a tragedy happen to her and she never had a chance to really grieve. I did like that she was able to be herself when she was with Coop. So I liked Coop’s character. He was a good man, someone who was reliable and talented mechanic. I liked him with Lacey though the age gap was pretty big with thirteen years. Well they do make it work and the attraction between them doesn’t hurt.
If I can get the other three books, which are about the Weston brothers, I would be interested in reading about them.
Posey 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.
Becky “Rebel” Reichert was one of the best mechanics as she could create and build most anything. She will use this skill and her business as a cover for her brothers team of ex-military men. She was treated as one of the boys but desperately wanted to be noticed by the one man she had wanted for three years, Frank.
Frank “Boss” Knight had wanted Becky from the first moment that he saw her but he kept away because of the age difference. Now with three years near each other Frank will reach his boiling point and keep Becky at his side especially when she will be in danger.
In Rides Trouble is the second book to the series Black Knight Inc by Julie Ann Walker. I wanted more after reading the book which is good since that I have checked out all the books I could to continue the series. I had said the other day that I bet this series will be scorching and I was right. The second book is even steamier than the first thanks to the pent up sexual tension that is between Becky and Frank.
The characters of Frank and Becky are people who are in your face and determined to be the leaders which makes things frustrating for both of them. I really liked Frank’s character as he was a hard-ass but he was loyal to his men and wanted to be the good man. What drove me crazy was this deception he had going with this woman he went to visit who had a kid. I didn’t think this was a real love interest but I wasn’t completely sure. At one point I thought she was a widow of one of his men that he might have lost and she needed him. No matter who the woman was I didn’t want her to interfere with Becky’s pursuit of Frank. Now Becky was as tough as nails and a spitfire but even she had her breaking moments which I thought Walker wrote well. After the kidnapping you saw a softer side of Becky who was fighting back tears as she didn’t want to show a vulnerability to the men or Frank.
Throughout the book sparks flew between Frank and Becky which made this book very entertaining to read and filled with sexual tension and yes finally hot sex between them which was building for three years.
The bad guys were by far the men who took Becky and Eve from their boat. They were not very smart with the kidnapping but they should not be counted out because there will be some trouble later on in the book.
The third book is Rev It Up with Michele and Jake.
Honey D’Amourvell was coming to this small town to claim the building that was given to her from her Aunts ‘Will’. There is a legal problem that follows and the building is being leased to a cupcake shop. Disheartened Honey doesn’t know what to do as all the legal information was done right. She will find help from the local mechanic who she can’t get enough of.
Dylan Ross is the mechanic from this small town. He will see Honey and know that she is too much too handle but he will take the chance. Though it will not be easy for himself or for Honey.
Honey Pie is the fourth book from Cupcake Club series by Donna Kauffman. As the previous books Kauffman writes a cute book that has a little more of a sizzle that is created by our two main characters.
Honey was out of luck as things started to unravel around her. You felt bad for her but it wasn’t as if anything underhandedly happened. What helps her realize her dream is having Dylan around. It might not have been easy but he was someone who took on the problem and helped. It was sweet he found an alternative spot that would give Honey what she wanted. Although sweet is not always the only emotion around them as it is also lust and passion which sizzles between them from the very first moment they see each other.
I liked this series so far and wonder if it will continue or not. If it does I will read more of it otherwise it was a cute series to read.
Going through the first book of Tumble Creek I wanted to read the next one once I found it. Start Me Up was another witty book that continued Victoria Dahl’s series perfectly. The scenes are steamy along with humor thrown in but there is that degree of betrayal and sabotage which found its way into the book.
Lori wanted to get out of Tumble Creek but things did not run that course when her father was in an accident and she took over his garage. Lori was frustrated and needed more. After reading Molly’s novel’s she knows now she wants to experience more sex. She wants a fling. And the only man that is interesting her is Quinn Jennings.
Quinn Jennings is a brilliant architect and is often not paying attention to those around him but he gets attentive when he hears Lori’s confession. Quinn finds himself very interested and is willing to let her know.
Lori’s and Quinn’s character were hot and cold which gave more realism to the book and humor. I liked how Victoria Dahl brings in the sabotage and betrayal that you weren’t sure was really happening from that person. So the twist was good as you didn’t know until the end.
Dahl keeps you interested and wanting more throughout the novel that I already looked up the third and final book of Tumble Creek series, which is Lead Me On. I am excited about the third book as Dahl brings in the character Jane to the forefront who is introduced in the second book Start Me Up.
The first book of the series Calhoun Women is Courting Catherine by Nora Roberts. This is a fantastic book to read. Romance book lovers will devour the story of Trent and Catherine “C.C.” Calhoun.
Trent St. James III is in the hotel business and is looking towards the Towers for his next investment. Getting there he is all about business but things will be leading a new direction when he continually butts heads with Catherine or known as C.C. who is the fiery mechanic and one of the owners of Towers.
This is a series that made me smile as the contrast between Trent and C.C. was very clear but it was perfect. Everything made sense but the characters were not easily gotten together.
Through the interaction of the book I love all the sisters and their aunt. Each character has a unique detail that makes them different and Roberts does a great job distinguishing those unique attributes.
As an avid romance book reader I love reading about the endless love and the passion that is igniting to a love affair which is why I loved reading this book. The two characters were on their way to a great love affair but were always stopped. Throughout the book there was no sex involved. With romance it comes natural but it was fun to read that two attracted people were going towards that way didn’t. There was romance and passion which filled the pages and gave you an insight with the characters without sex to sizzle the pages.
In the plot Roberts gives a delightful and witty performance that leaves you smiling while reading the book.
I found the first book to be a page turning and a great plot to start the series with. You got an inside look at the feisty sisters who are all different but share a home and their lives to the Towers.