Review: JUST SAY MAYBE by Tracy March

Just Say Maybe by Tracy March is a sweet romance. I love March’s books, whether they are contemporary romance or romantic suspense. I just adore her writing so I was all in on this book before I even read the blurb! If you are looking for a book that will provide you with a solid romantic story, a touch of a mystery and a feeling of homecoming with the town of Thistle Bend, this is the story for you.

26067193Holly is a real estate lawyer in her home town of Thistle Bend and Bryce is from out of town who wants to purchase a rundown lodge that has done nothing but cause grief for the community. The town was against him from the beginning but Holly was willing to give him a try not only professionally but personally.

I so loved the way Bryce and Holly meet for the first and second time. It was priceless. It sets up their relationship journey nicely. Each of them are characters that you just like from the beginning. They are independent, confident and established in their lives. Their relationship is playful and fun and realistic. Bryce and Holly have both gotten out of bad relationships so there are some doubts, but they are understandable. The romance was slow and steady – one you would picture in real life. They have so much in common I wanted them together from the start. March weaves the romance into the story very well.

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Review & Giveaway: RIVER OF LOVE by Melissa Foster

In River Of Love by Melissa Foster, Sam Braden loves women. The adventure company owner has a well deserved reputation of being a one time kind of guy. Lately though, the idea of sleeping around has been loosing it’s appeal and Sam blames that on the beautiful Faith Hayes. Faith, a physician’s assistant who works for Sam’s brother, has been burned in the past by a cheating boyfriend. She channeled that hurt into something positive by forming Women Against Cheaters, an online support forum. So when Sam begins to pursue Faith, she is naturally skeptical about his ability to commit. As the sparks fly and things heat up, will Faith be able to trust Sam with her heart?

24779216This book initially started out a little slow for me. It took a few chapters for me to sort out the characters and get into the story. Once I got into it, I couldn’t put this book down.Sam makes excellent book boyfriend material. He is smart, sexy, and a successful business owner. His patient wooing of Faith though is what won me over. Their first official date was so sweet and romantic. He never scoffed at Faith’s insecurities but instead proved why she could trust him.

I loved how Faith didn’t turn into a bitter scorned woman after she caught her ex cheating on her. Instead she used that hurt and turned it into something good with her support group. Faith truly wants to make a difference in her professional and private life.

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Review: THE DEVIL’S DOORBELL Anthology featuring Jeffe Kennedy

Wow. All I have to say is that if you like to read erotica, The Devil’s Doorbell  anthology is for you. Intense. Uncomfortable. Hot. Sexy. These authors know know how to engage the reader right from the beginning.

CVLvQqqU8AAFanyThis anthology is very diverse. Yes, they all have a theme to them but they are all very different in their style. While all are hot, some are sexy, some are raw, and some flat out made me uncomfortable. I am not your typical erotica reader, though, so that could be why the discomfort on the last part. I am more of an erotic romance reader where we have a build up of a relationship and then the intimacy between the two characters.

All of the authors in this anthology are incredible and the writing is wonderful even if the plot of some were a bit uncomfortable or not my typical style. If you like to read erotica, I very highly recommend you give The Devil’s Doorbell a read.

Reviewed by Amy

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About the Book:

Title: The Devil’s Doorbell

Authors: Anne Calhoun, Christine d’Abo, Delphine Dryden, Megan Hart, Jeffe Kennedy, Megan Mulry, M. O’Keefe 

Release Date: April 26, 2016

Category: Erotic

Source: ARC received from Author

Book Summary:

A woman’s pleasure is a dangerous thing. A primal appetite that, once awakened, can never be sated. A secret that gives power to those who know it. A magic that, once unleashed, can never be contained.
Some say the clitoris is the devil’s doorbell, set to summon him forth at the merest touch…

It’s time to ring the bell.

Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring the hottest storytellers of erotic fiction.

Review: TO WIN HER HEART by Mackenzie Crowne

In To Win Her Heart by Mackenzie Crowne, country singer, Jessi Tucker has had it. She feels suffocated by all the restrictions her father has put in to place.  Jessi decides that maybe if she had a boyfriend her father would back off so she asks Max Grayson, her cousin’s BFF to be her pretend boyfriend. Max turns her down immediately. Max grew up on the streets and the MMA fighter doesn’t believe he is good enough for Jessi. But when Max learns that Jessi is being stalked by a crazy fan, he quickly changes his mind. Can Max keep things professional or will his heart win out?

28699369This book was just as fantastic as the previous book in the series. Crowne has a knack for writing sexy book boyfriends and strong heroines. I can’t wait to read her next book. I really felt Jessi’s frustration throughout the book. First she was suffocating because of her well-meaning family and then her career was making her physically ill. I was so happy when towards the end of the book she finally stood up for herself when it came to her career and with Max.

Poor Max. I really wanted to thump him upside the head a few times for not believing that he was good enough for Jessi. His background story of being abandoned as a child was just heartbreaking but I love how he rose above it to become a successful business man. Eventually he got over his past and realized that he was on the verge of losing Jessi forever.

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Review: WHEN I SEE YOU by Katherine Owen

In When I See You by Katherine Owen, Jordan and Ethan Holloway have been married for four years and have a young son. For the majority of those four years, Ethan has been away serving in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL sniper. Jordan hates that Ethan is away so much from their family and has made Ethan promise that this will be his last tour. On the final weekend before Ethan leaves, his partner and best friend since childhood,  Brock Wainwright comes for a visit. Jordan isn’t sure how she feels about Brock but she makes him promise that he will bring Ethan back to her alive. It’s a promise that Brock is unable to fulfill. In a blink of an eye, Jordan is now a young widow and Brock is left blinded with an unsure future ahead of him. As the two try to find their way after Ethan’s death, Jordan learns that her husband has kept a huge secret from her. Can she forgive both Ethan and Brock?

13374079I originally downloaded this book in March of 2013. Unfortunately, it sat on my Kindle for nearly 3 years until I decided to read it as part of the Forgotten Book Challenge  (if you are interested,  look the group up on Facebook. Anyone is welcome to join! ). I am seriously kicking myself right now for having waited so long to read this amazing book.

The book bills itself as a contemporary romance. There are romantic elements to the book but this was more of a general fiction read to me. The book largely deals with the subjects of grief and trust. The interaction between Jordan and Brock is very interesting. When they first met, Jordan doesn’t know what to think of him. Meanwhile Brock is mad at himself for being attracted to his best friend’s wife. As the story progresses and after a lot of arguments the two become friends and eventually lovers.

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