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A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s brand new Lovestruck imprint…
When New York matchmaker Addison St. Claire is tasked with matching her best friend’s new brother-in-law, she almost refuses. But the sexy southern CEO turns out to be a challenge she can’t resist, because if anyone needs to meet his soul mate, it’s this man. And if matching him with someone else removes the temptation of being near him? Even better.
Dreamy sigh. That was my reaction after I finished reading Taken With You by Shannon Stacey. Taken With You is a page-turner full of romance, humor, a little sass, passion and a swoon-worthy happy ever after. Even though I am on book 8 of the Kowalski Series and they are set in the same town, I don’t feel as though I am reading the same story with different characters, as some series can end up.
In Taken With You, Matt moves to Whitford, Maine as the new game warden. He first meets Hailey, the town librarian when she and her friend Tori get lost in the woods. From the beginning there was no way Matt and Hailey were meant for each other. Hailey’s idea of Mr. Right is a suit-wearing, museum-going, wine-drinking, 8:00 -5:00 type ofguy. Matt’s idea of the perfect woman is a girl who isn’t afraid of dirt and sweat, likes to fish and hike and doesn’t mind that he gets called at all hours of the day. So, from the beginning you can see these two are headed in different directions. How can they possibly work?
Romance. I love finding it everywhere. Books. TV Shows. Movies. Music. Real Life.
My favorite romantic song of the past couple of weeks is I Choose You by Sara Bareilles. Below is the official video of the song. Just listen to this and see if your heart doesn’t melt. <3
Problems in Paradise is the third book in Kelsey Browning’s Texas Nights series. For readers of the series, all the favorites will come back in this book, but the focus is on Eden Durant and Beck Childress. Eden is the owner of Paradise Garden and Beck is the Deputy.
Eden has a secret past she has not shared with anyone. Beck is interested in running for sheriff. The two have been wanting each other for awhile and they are finally going for it. The problem is the timing. Eden worries her past will be a problem for Beck. Not only that but Eden is running into problems with her restaurant, and that too is causing issues for Beck. So many crazy things keep coming up to ruin things for this couple but despite this the two get their HEA by the end.
In Ready To Wed by Cindi Madsen, Dakota Halifax had everything going for her: her business as a wedding planner is growing, her wedding advice column in a local paper has a huge following, and she’s about to get married herself. But then her fiance dumps her at the altar and suddenly Dakota is not sure about love or even how she is going to work through her heart ache while planning other people’s weddings. The only bright spot in Dakota’s life is that her childhood BFF, Brendan West is back in town. Except Brendan has grown up into a very sexy man and she’s definitely feeling things she shouldn’t feel for her best guy friend.
Dakota is a great character to get to know. Her snarky sense of humor and retelling of wedding disasters had me laughing. Her color code alert system for bridezilla’s is priceless. I loved how Dakota dealt with every curve that was thrown at her and did it with her head held high.
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Cheating Justice: This second book in the Justice Team series finds the main character, Mitch Monroe, as another rogue FBI agent who is dodging the law for something he did in the heat of the moment. As the story progresses we find that his temper often gets him into trouble but the cool headed and practical agent, Caroline Foster, keeps him on the straight and narrow when she can.