Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Review: Sweet Texas Kiss (Sweet Texas Secrets #1) by Monica Tillery

Small town. Big secrets. Welcome to Sweet Ridge, Texas

When the Cooper brothers hear what their father left them in his will, they’re surprised to find that the things closest to their hearts were given to three random women. Gavin Cooper had his heart set on owning the house the family had grown up in, and when his old high school rival inherits it, he’s devastated. But she can’t sell the house for one year, and that’s plenty of time for him to find a way to get it back.

When Macy Young said goodbye to Sweet Ridge and left to pursue fame and fortune, she never thought she’d return. After losing her best friend, Macy went on a downward spiral of pain and shame. Living in the inherited house where she’d spent many happy hours might just soothe her weary soul.

Macy and Gavin will have to find a way to forgive themselves and each other if they’re ever going to be happy. Can this country star and veterinarian forget their pasts and start a life together?

My Review:

The one thing Gavin Cooper had hoped for, after his father passed away, was the family home.  At the will reading, Gavin finds out the house was left to someone else, Macy Young, a former classmate, Gavin’s old crush, who had moved to Nashville to be a country singer.  Now Gavin needs to find a way to get Macy to sell the house back to him so future Coopers can grow up there.  But Jack Cooper just might have had a plan of his own when he wrote out his will.  Maybe he knew Gavin and Macy would be good together and they just needed a little budge to see the love that was right there all along. 

This is the perfect start to a new romance series and I can’t wait to read about the other Cooper brothers. 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Review: Martingale Cat Walking Harness by Sleepypod

I recently won a Martingale Cat Walking Harness by Sleepypod from The Conscious Cat.

Pele really enjoyed her outing this afternoon using it.  The harness was easy to put on and the wide velcro strips made it feel very secure.  The color I chose for Pele is called Strawberry Red.  Taking walks will be much easier with this new harness.

Sleepypod is the maker of some of the safest and most innovative pet products I have seen in a long time.
Check them out: https://sleepypod.com/

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review: Degrees in Love Tavi Wayne

She knows the behavioral science behind any problem... except for the one in her heart

For thirty-two years, Laney Travers has handled a lot of problems, but a relationship with a white man wasn’t one. Her love affair with gorgeous Tie Stevens seemed destined, however. She fell in love with his voice over the radio waves nearly three years ago. When Laney finally crosses paths with Tie at his talk and book signing, sparks fly between the two, and like two moths to flickering lights, they find themselves inseparable in bed and out of it.

But are they?

As a psychology professor, Laney can’t help but evaluate her interracial relationship through a socio-political lens, a cause of potential strife. Tie disagrees but secretly worries about maintaining his relationship with Laney because of his self-made status. When it comes to diplomas, he doesn’t stack up.

And Laney has a shameful secret that is enough to keep her from admitting her emotions. Is their chemistry one for the books or just a theory?

My Review:

A wonderfully written story about college professor and a radio show host who meet at a book signing.  Laney Travers had a thing for Tie Stevens just from hearing his voice on his daily talk show.  When they meet in person, there is an instant attraction.  What follows next could ruin their new relationship.  Laney starts to worry what people will think of their interracial relationship.  It takes a lot for Laney to overcome this, but eventually, her and Tie find their happily ever after. 

This is the first book by this author that I have read and I will definitely be reading more.  The book was very detailed, enlightening and entertaining.    

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Dog Park Sweethearts (The Welsh Sisters #1) by Sasha Summers

Best friends fur-ever…

Autumn Welsh has a full life. Dream job. Loyal dog. Good friends. And a happy family. Or it would be, if she could stop worrying about her dad. He needs to get out, live a little, maybe even find someone special. And she has the perfect woman in mind. With the help of her steadfast, dog park buddy Noah, she sets out to help her father find companionship just in time for Valentine’s day. Little does she guess that her dad won’t be the only one finding love…

Restoration expert Noah Contreras was all in favor of Autumn’s matchmaking. His mother was lonely and her father was too. So why not give them a little push toward one another? Besides, spending time with Autumn is always an adventure. From giving art lessons to helping with pet adoption events, she embraces life with an energy and joy Noah finds irresistible. But Noah’s contract is almost finished, and he’ll soon have to move on.

Does he dare ask Autumn to be his Valentine, when he might not be around for the rest of the year?

My Review:

Autumn Welsh and Noah Contreras have been good friends for about a year.  They meet several times a week, with their dogs, at the dog park.  They never put a label on their friendship and never considered being anything other than just good friends.  When Autumn suggests fixing up her father with Noah’s mother, and they start spending more time together, their relationship starts to change to a romantic one.  But it doesn’t happen without a few setbacks along the way. 

This is an incredibly sweet story and I enjoyed watching Autumn and Noah’s new love bloom.  I also enjoyed seeing their parents become an item too.  Of course, you can tell by the title there are some sweet pups included in this story and they made some extremely fun and funny scenes.  This is a great start to a new series.  I can’t wait to read the next book for Autumn’s sister’s story.