Tuesday, December 1, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- ONLY MY LOVE- New York City newspaperwoman Mary Michael Dennehy is abducted during a train robbery, carried off by one of the gang members, Ethan Stone, who claims she's his estranged wife. Ethan, an undercover federal marshal, will do anything to protect Mary's true identity. But when the gang is finally brought to justice and Mary bolts, Ethan can't seem to get the feisty reporter out of his dreams. Overjoyed to be back in New York with the story of a lifetime, Mary comes face-to-face with the gang's cunning leader who has escaped federal custody. Now Mary can only hope that the man who once attempted to save her will try again. AMAZON 3 Stars
Mary or Michael as she's nicknamed in this story is a woman with an education and she's been working in a man's world. But....she sure didn't seem to have much when it came to being street smart. She irritated me more than once when she was was bold with her words but just couldn't seem to understand what danger she really was in. Smart woman but some really stupid actions. And they don't just put her in danger. It was before I got to 40% of the story when I wasn't sure whether I could finish the book or not. The writing was okay although kind of slow through some of it.
One the Plus Side- I kept going and found some twists, turns and surprises. Also when there was action, there was plenty of it. There is a surprise twist at the end and a HEA.
There is a short look into another book, ''My Heart's Desire'', afterwards.
Monday, November 30, 2015
BOOK REVIEW- Holiday by the Sea- Teagan Becker comes home to save the family business, putting her dreams on hold for the holiday season. A professional video blogger, Teagan is determined to see the world without anything tying her down. No car, no apartment, and definitely no boyfriend.
Riley McSorley teaches music to fourth graders, glad for the steady job with insurance and a 401 K. Sure, he once wanted to be a rock star, but that was a childish dream. Now he wants a white picket fence by the sea. Teagan offers him a part-time job at Becker’s Bakery over his school vacation, which saves her from getting behind on cookie orders. Side by side in the trenches, they realize that they are total opposites, but those differences create symmetry. Riley wants a girlfriend, to hang out at the beach and enjoy the tropics. She wants independence, and blisters under the sun. By New Year’s, Riley knows that Teagan is the woman for him, yet she can’t, won’t, give up her dream to travel Europe. Despite their great passion, unless they learn to compromise, their relationship will be lost. AMAZON
A good Holiday story. Its also a sweet yet sassy story. Probably a good story for the YA market, although I don't want to limit the ability for it to reach other readers either. Yes, they do seem to be total opposites in so many ways but that spark is so there between them. Tegan is the sassy one with the bohemian spirit. She vlogs and people rush to hear what she has to say. She draws them like a magnet. Like Riley says, she sparkles. Riley liked the fact that she looked at the world in a totally different way than he did. Besides, she was funny too. I don't think Riley was as stick in the mud type of guy that people might think he was. Tegan sees him as nerdy but cute as all get out. And he's growing on her and when he kisses her? Now she's really ready to run for the hills. Only she can't, she's stuck in the bakery for just a bit longer. Having a boyfriend and settling down was NOT on her to do list. Now her German parents would be all in on that though. And though she loves them, their traditional views are at odds with her need for indpendence.
I got this copy free in exchange for an honest review.
You might want to grab it soon, it is free as of this posting. I'm not sure how long that will last.