Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kitty Smile

                                            It's been raining too much here

Friday, May 29, 2015

A Deal with the Devil (International Bad Boys Book 6) by A Louisa George


When the only thing worth fighting for is love …

There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretence.

Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?

My Review:

Out for revenge, Kate Wilkinson will go as far as she has to in order to bring down Rey Doyle after her brother is seriously injured in one of his fight clubs.  Kate goes undercover as a waitress at a bar in one of Rey’s casinos to get the real story on Rey and expose him for the illegal fighting he promotes. 

Rey learned early on in life to fight for what you want.  Starting out as a boxer, he has worked hard for his money.  He is now the owner of four casinos, two in London and two in Las Vegas.  He is in the process of opening another in Macau. 

Rey is advised he needs to present a respectable image to the clients from Macau when they are in town to discuss the new casino.  Having a woman in his life would be a big benefit right now.  But he has never been known to keep any woman around for very long.  This is where Kate comes in and Rey asks her to pose as his girlfriend during the meetings.    

Rey has never met a woman like Kate before.  She intrigues him and he needs to know more about her.  What will happen when Rey finds out the truth about Kate?

As total opposites, it was interesting to watch Kate and Rey’s love grow.  Lots of passion and excitement fill the pages of this book. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Picture Perfect Love: A June Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings 2 #7) by Melissa McClone Review


Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren't always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God's plan and His perfect timing.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away.  When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton's heart still hasn't recovered. 

It was me. His younger sister's three words turn Ashton's world upside down. He must ask Jenna’s forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?  

My Review:

A sweet second chance story

Jenna Harrison has moved on.  She is over Ashton Vance.  Once she finishes paying off their (should have been) wedding debt, he will be completely out of her life. 

When she least expects it, Jenna’s past catches up with her.  Ash shows up at her door wanting to talk.  He needs her help.  His sister is getting married and their photographer had to cancel.  Amber and Toby want Jenna to take the pictures at their wedding. 

Amber is the reason Jenna and Ash didn’t marry two years ago.  It all happened because of a picture that Amber photoshopped and caused Ash to call off the wedding.  Amber has some serious apologizing to do if Jenna is to work for her. 

With the help of Pastor Dan and her friends at church, Jenna learns how to trust again and decides to give Ash a second chance.  But has he really changed and willing to commit and be honest with her?   

This is a wonderfully written inspirational story that anyone will love.  It gives you hope when you thought it was lost. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Finally His Bride (Montana Born Brides Book 4) by Maisey Yates Review


Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

As the whole town goes crazy over the celebrity wedding event of the century, Melanie Richards decides she's tired of blending in. It's time go after what she wants. Her to do list:
Get a sexy dress
A little liquid courage
Lose that pesky virginity

Luke Shuller can’t believe his eyes when he walks into Grey’s and sees his best friend trying to pick up some drunk cowboy. Melanie wants to start hooking up? She can practice on him. At least he’ll keep her safe. And as a bonus, their pretend relationship will help him deal with a family crisis.

But when pretend gets real, Melanie can’t tell where the charade ends and reality begins. When the dust settles, will she get thrown back into the friend zone, or will she finally get the man of her dreams?

My Review:

A sweet and sexy friends to lovers story.

How far would you go to help a best friend?  Luke Shuller will do anything for his best friend Melanie Richards. 

When Luke saw Melanie at Grey’s Saloon one night with a cowboy making moves on her, he had to put a stop to it.  There was no way he was letting some random guy at a bar take advantage of Mel.  He knew she was a good girl and wouldn’t sit there to watch it happen. 

When Melanie confesses she was ready to lose her virginity, Luke decides he would be the best man for the job.  They have known each other for a long time.  Friends with benefits can be a bit tricky.  How will Luke react when Melanie tells him that she is in love with him? 

This was a really sweet story.  I just wish it was just a bit longer. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bound to the Sheikh (International Bad Boys Book 5) by Carol Marinelli


Sheikh Ashim Al Raquar, Crown Prince of Alzaquan, knows he must return to his country and leave his playboy reputation far behind him. It will be a wild journey home, though—he intends to party on his yacht right to the edge of the desert. And then he meets Emily, a corporate flight attendant who’s in the south of France hoping to find herself after years of taking care of her husband.

A sensual, charismatic lover with a reputed dark edge to his bedroom skills is the very last thing Emily needs.

Or is it the first?

My Review:

A beautiful love story set in exotic locations.

Sheikh Ashim Al Raquar, Crown Prince of Alzaquan is known for being a playboy with no plans on settling down.  He enjoys his partying lifestyle.  But now it is time to go home.  His father insists it is time for him to marry. 

Ashim meets Emily on the beach one night in Cannes.  They share two incredible days together.  His feelings towards Emily are stronger than just a fling  He has never felt this way about any woman in the past.  He wants her and he will do anything in order to keep her.  Will Ashim be able to convince Emily to go home with him and be his wife?  How will his father, the king, react when Ashim brings her home? 

I really enjoyed this book.  It writing was very well done and I could picture the scenes in my mind.          

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Heir to a Secret by Melinda Richarz Lyons


East Texas native Addison Cameron is devastated after the sudden death of her husband of thirty years, Eric. Even more shocking is the discovery that she is an heir to a secret. On top of coping with deep grief, Addison must also face the challenge of uncovering the truth about Eric's hidden past.

On her journey Addison meets another widow, the colorful Miranda Jones, who helps unravel the mystery. But more important, Miranda's friendship encourages Addison to find life after death and have faith that it's never too late for happily ever after.

Their road to recovery takes them through the world of paper tripping and a dangerous encounter on a dark Texas lane. Along the way Addison and Miranda are entertained by boot scootin' cowboys, on-line senior matchups, rescue calls, "worth a second try guys" and jealous confrontations.

On Addison's quest to move ahead and embrace acceptance and forgiveness, she finds herself attracted to Private Investigator Todd Baker. His romantic nature and fabulous blue eyes have Addison wondering, "Is it possible to fall in love again and have hot sex after fifty?"

My Review:

An intriguing story about learning to live and love again along with discovering a hidden secret.

Recently widowed Addison Cameron is just going through the motions one day to the next until she meets Miranda Jones at the senior center’s dance class.  They quickly become good friends and someone for Addison to confide in about her recent discovery about her late husband. 

When Miranda introduces Addison to Todd Baker, a private investigator, they hit it off from the beginning.  Todd is more than happy to help Addison discover what her husband had been hiding.  When things go from business associates to lovers, will Addison be able to trust herself to love again? 

This is a must read book.  It has all the elements that make it entertaining; interesting characters, action and the mystery is one I never would have thought of.

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