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Friday, August 26, 2016


The Duke's Disaster (True Gentlemen) by [Burrowes, Grace] 
Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, exercises the pragmatism for which he's infamous when his preferred choice of bride cries off, and her companion, Lady Thea Collins, becomes his next choice for his duchess. Lady Thea's mature, sensible and even rather attractive-what could possibly go wrong?
As a lady fallen on hard times, Thea doesn't expect tender sentiments from His Grace, but she does wish Noah had courted her trust, lest her past turn their hastily arranged marriage into a life of shared regrets. Is His Grace courting a convenient wife, or a beautiful disaster?   LINK 4.5 STARS on Amazon

I'll be honest, at first I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book or not.  I thought, "I just might have made a mistake choosing this one."
I'm glad to say that didn't last for long and I ended up really, really liking it a lot.  Noah had a lot more good to him than anyone ever suspected.  He is a lot more responsible for someone with the rascally Winters blood in him.  And the awkward interactions between Noah and Thea soon became much more interesting to listen to as they got to know each other better.  Thea's brother didn't have the IQ of a flea.  You really begin to realize it more as the story goes on.  Especially when you realize the dangers that his negligence put her in. There are some good secondary characters in the book, who added to the story. 
The trauma that Thea suffered became clear to me so much sooner than it did the Duke.    I kept wanting to yell at him, "Come on, figure it out. You are smart, it's not what you think."  But I forgave him pretty quickly and really enjoyed BOTH Thea and Noah.  When they weren't mad at each other or misunderstanding each other, they were a hoot!
Some of their "talks" still makes me smile. 

There is a surprise or two and a major twist towards the end of the book.  It was a good thing that I was sitting down.  

The Truth About Bethel's Bill Johnson

The Truth About Bethel's Bill Johnson

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


When Noelle Stevenson saw the positive results of her pregnancy test, she didn't know what to do. The baby's father was gone, killed serving his country in Iraq. And nineteen-year-old Noelle was barely making ends meet putting herself through college and working part-time. So when her take-charge boss, Devlin Hunter, offered to marry her--in a purely temporary business arrangement--how could she possibly refuse?
Dev wanted to do the right thing for a woman in need. But he didn't anticipate that his beautiful bride, wed in a marriage of convenience, would stir his hardened heart. This platonic partnership was rapidly headed down the road to romance...

I like Susan Mallery's books.  Most of the time.  But for some reason, there doesn't seem to be any middle ground for me when I read her books.  I either really like them or they leave me feeling..blah.  This book just didn't do it for me.  It could have been so much more.  It was so bland it could have been called vanilla. 
There were some interesting moments but it dragged so much at times too.  The interesting times weren't enough to save the story. 

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Snow Pup (Holiday Heartwarmers Book 2) by [Barbour, Mimi] 
In this delightful Christmas love story, Deputy Shawna Mallory finds Billy McCrae - a runaway boy sleeping in a mound of snow with an anxious puppy guarding him. He’s a sad child surviving a terrible existence until she puts a stop to it and becomes his foster parent. She’s drawn to the snarky kid and just wants his life to be happier, his and the stray mutt who won’t leave his side. Not that the boy cares about the dog… or her. Then she meets his father, the one who abandoned the boy when he was five.

John Reid McCrae wants only one thing in his life to make it worth living. Years ago he’d lost his son to a bitter wife and now his goal is to get Billy back. He’ll do whatever it takes, no matter who gets hurt. Until he meets the town’s stunning deputy. Can he put his needs ahead of her happiness?    AMAZON

I really liked this story.  Probably my favorite so far of the Series.  Shawna, Billy and John were each unique in their own ways and totally likable.  Their pain was easy to understand as the story unfolded. Even when Billy was snarky, you could so get the why of it. You could also see what time to time, the sweetness to this kid, that he was hiding.
It was a dramatic meeting when Billy, Shawna and Snow met in the first chapter.  
It just seemed like I flew through the story.  I thought maybe it was the number of the pages.  But then when I re-checked the number (95) I thought, "No, its was too full for that." 
I just really enjoyed the story and the author did a good job in the pages that were there.  
Sure there were no real big surprises but I didn't have a problem with that.   I guess for me, it was about the characters.  f you want a deeper story, this is probably not for you.  But for others?  I think you just might enjoy this charming story. 

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