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Mail Order Bride: CLEAN Western Historical Romance: The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride: Frontier Inspirational Romance (Brides of El Paso Book1) - Faye Sonja

The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride by Faye Sonja is a historical romance.  The story is good, the writing is lacking.  This book needed a good editing.  It could have also used more research.   The author had the main character having a shower in 1873, after 1 minute of internet searching, I found that, no, showers in the US came about after 1873.  Tessa was raised by a woman that used her for work in a diner (also questionable for 1873).  She sends a letter to apply to be the wife of Jonathan Banks.  Jonathan and Tara's story is rocky and a fairly quick, clean (no sex) read.  The Governor's Half-Blind Scarred Bride is book 1 of the Brides of El Paso Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

 

Entertaining

Come Home Again: BWWM New Adult Romance (The Donovans Book 1) - Nana Malone

Come Home Again by Nana Malone is a fantastic contemporary romance.  Ms. Malone has delivered a well-written book full of outstanding characters.  Delilah works for Park and Associates pulling strings and her clients' bacon out of the fire.  Nate is stepping in as CEO for his friend Chase and has to work with Delilah to keep Chase's seat for him while he is in rehab.  Nate and Delilah's story is loaded with drama, humor, suspicion and spice.  I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from Nana Malone in the future.  Come Home Again is book 1 of The Donovans Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fun Read!

Easy Come (Plaything Book 1) - Tess Oliver

Easy Come by Tess Oliver is a contemporary romance.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Oliver has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are fantastic and perfect for this story.  This story is written in first person, alternating point of view format, not my favorite but Ms. Oliver really made it work in this story.  Georgie is a journalist/reporter for a magazine.  Trey is part owner of Plaything, a company that ships sexy surprise boxes to subscribers every month.  Georgie and Trey's story is loaded with drama, humor and smokin' hot sex.  I loved this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Tess Oliver.  I especially enjoyed the humor in this story.  Easy Come is book 1 of the Plaything Series but can easily be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Great Read

Legs (One Wild Wish, #1) - Kelly Siskind

Legs is my first book by Kelly Siskind, so I didn't know what to expect.  What a great surprise.  Ms. Siskind has delivered a well-written book.  It is written in first person, alternating point of view, not my favorite, but it worked in this book.  I totally love the characters and humor in this book.  Jimmy and Rachel's story is laugh-out-loud funny with plenty of drama, smokin' hot sex and tiny bit of angst.  This book hooked me from the start and held me captive until the end.  I enjoyed reading Legs and look forward to reading more from Kelly Siskind in the future.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fabulous Read!!

Gabe - Ruth Cardello

Gabe by Ruth Cardello is a fantastic contemporary romance.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time. Ms. Cardello has delivered a well-written book and furnished it with outstanding, lovable characters.  I totally love the characters in this book!  Gabe's father has passed away and left him the family ranch.  His aunt made him promise to spend a weekend there before selling it.  Josephine is a genius masquerading as the caretaker.  Their story is packed with action, suspense, humor, sizzle and drama.  I enjoyed every page of this book and look forward to reading more from Ruth Cardello soon.  Gabe is book 2 of the 7 Brides for 7 Brothers Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete story, not a cliff-hanger.  

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Awesome!

Clouds in My Coffee - Andrea  Smith

Clouds In My Coffee by Andrea Smith is an amazing romantic suspense with a little paranormal twist.  Ms. Smith has delivered a well-written book.  Kudos to Ms. Smith for the fantastic characters in this book.  I love their personalities and interactions.  Parrish is gifted, she sees dead people.  I could go on and say more about the story, but I'm afraid I'd give the good parts away so I'll just tell you there is plenty of suspense, humor, drama and sizzle to keep readers glued to this book.  If you're a fan of paranormals, which I'm not, you'll totally fall in love with this book.  If I, not being a fan of paranormals love it, fans will too.  I enjoyed this book from page one till the end and look forward to reading more from Andrea Smith in the future.  Clouds In My Coffee is book 2 of the Limbo Series but can be read as a standalone.  I suggest reading book 1 of the series first to get the backstory on how Parrish discovers her gift.  

Great Read

Beauty and the Feast - Julia Rachel Barrett

Beauty and the Feast by J.R. Barrett is an entertaining contemporary romance.  Ms. Barrett has delivered a book that is not only well-written but a fun read.  Kudos to Ms. Barrett for the way she blended the humor in this story, well done.  Eva is a chef working for All Things to All People.  She creates meals, cleans and adds a special touch with all her clients.  Gabe hires Eva to cook a dinner for him and a date.  Their story is packed with phenomenal characters, drama, laugh-out-loud humor, sizzle and suspense.  This book hooked me at page one and I couldn't put the Kindle down until the end.  I loved it and would be happy to read more from J.R. Barrett in the future.  Beauty and the Feast is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Historical Romance

The Lady Seals Her Fate (The Langley Sisters Book 5) - Wendy Vella

The Lady Seals Her Fate by Wendy Vella is a fast-paced historical romance.  This is a fairly short read, perfect for those historical romance fans with limited reading time.  Ms. Vella has penned a well-written book.  Hannah's father increased her dowry in hopes she'd have more suitors.  Instead, she is chased by men for her dowry.  Alex is pulled into her plan to avoid being married off.  Their story is packed with amazing characters, action, suspense, humor, drama and sexy bits.  I enjoyed this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Wendy Vella.  The Lady Seals Her Fate is book 5 of The Langley Sisters Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

Quick Read

The Bite of Winter - Lauren   Smith

The Bite Of Winter by Lauren Smith is a paranormal romance.  This is a fairly short read, perfect for those with limited reading time. It is a M/F/M menage book though, so it may not be for everyone. Ms. Smith has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are fantastic.  Zoey has lost everything, she's homeless, jobless and broke.  Ian and Connor are best friends...and vampires.  Their story is loaded with drama, humor and melt your e-reader heat.  I enjoyed reading The Bite Of Winter and look forward to reading more from Lauren Smith in the future.  The Bite Of Winter is book 1 of the Love Bites Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Fabulous Read!!

Sexy in Stilettos: A Sassy Romantic Comedy - Nana Malone, Traci Odom

Sexy In Stilettos by Nana Malone is a fast-paced contemporary romance.  Ms. Malone has delivered a book that is well-written.  The characters are amazing, making this book fun to read.  Jaya is fired from the family business by her ex-fiance that will soon become her brother-in-law.  Alec's been summoned to help the family when his brother disappears.  Alec and Jaya's story is like a whirlwind in a book, there's plenty of drama, humor and smokin' hot sex along with a little action and suspense.  I enjoyed reading Sexy in Stilettos and look forward to reading more from Nana Malone in the future.  Sexy in Stilettos is book 1 of the In Stilettos Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

 

Awesome!

Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife - Bree Wolf

Forgotten And Remembered-The Duke's Late Wife is an outstanding historical romance by Bree Wolf.  Ms. Wolf has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are phenomenal.  Kudos to Ms. Wolf for her amazing cast of characters in this book.  Graham is a grieving widower with a daughter to raise.  Rosabel is an orphan living with her relatives.  Their story is packed with drama, humor, angst and spice.  I totally enjoyed reading Forgotten And Remembered and look forward to my next book by Bree Wolf.  Forgotten And Remembered-The Duke's Late Wife is book 1 of the Love's Second Chance Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Instafreebie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fantastic Historical Romance

Scandal in Spades - Wendy LaCapra

Scandal in Spades by Wendy LaCapra is an outstanding historical romance.  Ms. LaCapra has given us a book that is well-written and packed with amazing, lovable characters.  I especially enjoyed the characters in this book.  This is a fairly short read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Giles has a trifecta of titles behind his name, but they don't mean much when you've learned you're a bastard.  Katherine was the key to his dilemma.  Their story is packed with drama, humor, sizzle and a dash of angst.  I loved this story from cover to cover and look forward to reading more from Wendy LaCapra in the future.  Scandal in Spades is part of the Lords of Chance Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

6 Stars!

Silent Whisper - Andrea  Smith

Silent Whisper by Andrea Smith is one of those books you want to tell your friends, "OMG!  You've got to read this book!!"  Ms. Smith has delivered a well-written book that will take you on a ride with twists and turns you'll never expect.  Silent Whisper is a romantic suspense with a paranormal twist.  This story has so many things happening, you'll want to read faster and faster to find out what happens next.  While it's Parrish and Ryan's story, it's also Nick and Karlie's story.  It's happy, it's sad.  There's plenty of suspense, humor, drama, action and spice to keep the pages turning.  I enjoyed every page of Silent Whisper and look forward to reading more from Andrea Smith in the future.  Silent Whisper is book 1 of the Limbo Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I won a copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Quick Read

Only You (Love to the Rescue Book 4) - Rachel Lacey

Only You by Rachel Lacey is an entertaining contemporary romance.  This is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Ms. Lacey has provided us with a well-written book.  The characters are fun and lovable.  Amy and her young autistic son have moved into the home left to her by her grandfather.  Luke is a doctor and in town for a friend's wedding.  This second-chance romance is loaded with drama, humor and spice.  I enjoyed reading Only You and look forward to reading more from Rachel Lacey in the future.  Only You is book 3.5 of the Love To The Rescue Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

Great Read

The Last One (The One Trilogy) (Volume 1) - Tawdra Kandle

The Last One by Tawdra Kandle is a fantastic contemporary romance.  Ms. Kandle has given us a well-written book and filled it with fun, lovable characters.  Meghan is a college student that volunteers for a summer art program, teaching children that don't have the opportunity to learn about art in school.  Sam is a farmer and has rescued Meghan and her friend when her car broke down.  Meghan and Sam's story is loaded with drama, humor and sexy bits.  The only thing I didn't care for in this story is it's written in the first person format.  I think I'd have enjoyed it more in third person.  But that's a personal preference.  I did enjoy this story and look forward to reading more from Tawdra Kandle in the future.  The Last One is book 1 of The One Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

  

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cliff-hanger

Playing with Fire - Emily  Robertson

Playing With Fire by Emily Robertson is a contemporary romance.  Ms. Robertson has delivered an entertaining, well-written book.  Her characters are fantastic and perfect for this story.  Jax is in the military and has a thing for his brother's girlfriend.  Emma is a school teacher and works with Jax's brother.  Jax and Emma's story is touching and filled with drama, humor and sizzle.  This book captured me at the first page and didn't turn me loose until the last.  I enjoyed this book, but the only way I'd read more from this author is if I knew ahead of time it wasn't a cliff-hanger.  Playing With Fire is book 3 of the Portwood Brothers Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is NOT a complete story though, it is a cliff-hanger.

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Bookfunnel.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.