Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Review: Risking It All (Willow Creek #3) by Shannon Stults

She’s never been one to stay in the same place for long…

Darby Watkins hasn’t been back to Willow Creek in years, and with good reason. But when an accident causes damage at the local equestrian center, what’s meant to be a quick visit turns into an indefinite stay while she works to pay back the owner. And as if that weren’t bad enough, she is also forced to work with Caleb Forester, the childhood best friend she hasn’t seen or spoken to since she abruptly left him and the small town behind.

Darby is determined to get out of Willow Creek and back on the road as soon as possible, but as she and Caleb rebuild their old friendship, feelings start to grow beyond the familiar and into something new and real and infinitely more terrifying that she’s sure will only lead to heartbreak.

Now Darby must choose between moving on and taking a chance on the one person who could finally be worth staying put for.

My Review:

A sweet tale about two old friends reuniting and falling in love.

The last place Darby Watkins wanted to be stuck was Willow Creek.  The town holds too many memories of her best friend, Caleb Forester, who she hasn’t spoken to in seven years.  Darby’s plan was to swoop into town and ask her cousin for a loan to pay off a guy who is tailing her and then move onto another town to start over.  But a car accident keeps Darby in town longer than expected when she has to work at the equestrian center to pay for the damage she caused.  As it turns out, Caleb is also working at the equestrian center and will be Darby’s supervisor. 

As Darby and Caleb reignite their friendship, they start to fall for each other.  But there are other factors in the mix and some just might ruin what they have started.  The ups and downs of a new relationship, lies and jealousies could ruin everything between Darby and Caleb. 

I have enjoyed Willow Creek series quite a bit and this book was a perfect addition to it.  A great storyline and lots of wonderful characters make this book one to remember. 

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.