Happy sigh. Should’ve Said No by Tracy March is a charming, sexy contemporary romance story. The plot is original and the characters are amazing. I am such a character-driven reader and Should’ve Said No definitely met that interest of mine. Carden (hero) and Lindsey (heroine) are easy to read about. They had their flaws but you instantly liked them without thinking they were over-the-top perfect. Lindsey is so inspiring and I love when characters can do that for me.
March created Thistle Bend as a town where everyone wants to live. Yes, there is a family feud that Lindsey is tasked to get to the bottom of as part of her job, and the town has it’s struggles but it sounds so lovely. The descriptions of the stores and houses are done so well that I could visualize the colors and vibrancy easily. I could practically taste the food that the characters were eating, too! I was constantly hungry while reading this book for ice cream and pastries.
The pacing of the story was spot on as I found myself turning pages quickly. The romance between Carden and Lindsey was compelling. It was easy but it wasn’t. It had the typical do-we or don’t-we aspect but it was written well because I wasn’t quite sure how things were going to play out. The intimate scenes in the story were passionate, fit the story and characters well and the only downside was that there weren’t enough of them! However, while I wish there were more, it would have upset the flow.
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All I Need Is You by Wendy S. Marcus took me completely by surprise. Often. From the first letters written between hero Rory and heroine Neve to a hilarious scene in a school parking lot to a very serious night that brought all emotions to a head and changed the lives of the main characters. I couldn’t find much of a blurb for this book when I read it, so I didn’t really know what I was getting into, other than I knew it would be a contemporary romance and Marcus is an auto-read for me. It was an emotional journey of finding oneself independently and through the love of other people. That sounded like a women’s fiction type description, huh? Well, let me tell you this book is plenty hot and sexy and definitely is a romance. It’s just Neve’s journey was more than just about her and Rory.
I enjoyed the plot of this book because it did not follow what I expect in a lot of contemporary romance books. It was a little raw at times. Neve’s background is not as light and fluffy as it appears to the outside world. I love both her strength and her vulnerability throughout the story. Rory isn’t the guy I expected to read about. He is a solider, but he isn’t the typical 6 foot plus, 250 lb hero we read about. Boy does he have a personality make to up for his physical size. Rory and Neve fit so well together, too. I just love the little twist to the typical romance couple.
Marcus does a fantastic job with Neve and Rory’s romance. As I mentioned from the beginning I was surprised and was not able to predict how things would turn out. Of course I knew they would end up together, but it’s the how that kept me reading. The intimate scenes fit the two of these characters very well. Marcus writes hot scenes and they are always different depending on the story.
Let me just say “WOW”. Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor was really great and I enjoyed everything about it. This is Connor’s first book in the McKinney Brothers series. While reading Matt and Abby’s story, I really thought this was the second or third book in the series as Matt has a large family and a few of his brothers are already married. Regardless, it reads well as a stand alone and it is easy to keep up with not only all the members of Matt’s family but also all of Abby’s kids.
Yes, you heard me right. This story is about a sexy SEAL who falls for a beautiful mother of four, and yep, she is pregnant with her fifth. Her husband, who sounds like a total loser, died six months prior.
Abby was an amazing heroine. She had been through so much in her life but it is not that over the top craziness that occurs in some books. Abby does understand loss and heartache and she is determined to not let anyone leave her again. Her kids are absolutely amazing. I loved Gracie and Jack. On top of them, she does have an awesome best friend, Angie.