Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Review: Snowball's Christmas by Kristen McKanagh

Snowball—an aptly named bundle of feline fluff—is thankful to be spending her first Christmas in the comfort of Weber Haus, the Victorian B&B run by Miss Tilly. Emily Diemer, who cooks for the guests, dotes on Snowball, but she’s not thrilled about another new arrival at the B&B: Miss Tilly’s nephew, Lukas. Which is odd, because Snowball’s animal instincts tell her that Lukas and Emily should definitely be friends.
Everything Emily needs is in this quaint community—including, she hopes, the chance to open her own bakery one day. She doesn’t think much of Lukas for leaving his aging aunt to struggle while he jets around the world taking photographs. But now that he’s here, helping to spruce up the property and getting mixed up in Snowball’s antics, she begins to soften a little. Until she learns what he has planned . . .
Lukas is going to sell Weber Haus so that Miss Tilly can retire. But Snowball is certain that this B&B, and these people, are supposed to be her forever home. Somehow she has to get these stubborn humans to see things through the wisdom of a cat’s eye and a kitten’s loyal, loving heart . . .


My Review:

A fun Christmas romance.

Snowball is a cute, but mischievous, kitten who knows what she wants and won't settle for less.  So, when she decides Emily Diemer and Lukas Weber belong together, she does everything she can to make it happen. 

Lukas has returned to Weber Haus, the B&B where his Aunt Tilly raised him, for the first Christmas in years.  As a professional photographer, he was usually traveling all year long. This year he wanted to be home with his aunt.  Little did he realize meeting Emily, who makes the fabulous meals at the B&B, would change his life.

Emily has one goal and it's to own her own bakery.  She works hard at the B&B while planning her future.  Lukas is a distraction she doesn't need.  But as they work together, and the romance grows between them, it leaves Emily more confused.  She doesn't want to fall for Lukas knowing he will soon be leaving.  With the help of Snowball and a Christmas miracle, they just might get their happily ever after.

If Snowball has her way, she will have Lukas and Emily paired up b Christmas. All Snowball wants is a happy family with Lukas, Emily and Tilly.

This was such a cute story.  I couldn't get enough of it.  I especially liked how Snowball would fend off the advances one man made on Emily so she would end up with Lukas.   I hope we will be seeing more of Snowball and her silly antics in the future. 

Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Immortal Angel (Argeneau #31) by Lynsay Sands



For almost a century, Ildaria Garcia has been on the run, a trouble magnet with a knack for taking down bad guys. Lately, her vigilante tendencies have drawn unwelcome attention to her fellow Immortals. Forced to relocate, Ildaria is supposed to lay low in a new town. Instead, she quickly entangles herself with six and a half feet of muscular, tattooed trouble.

Joshua James Simpson Guiscard, aka G.G., knows a lot about Immortals—enough to make him wary. Yet from the moment Ildaria walks into his club, he feels desire stronger than anything he’s known. Accepting the fact that they might be life mates is disconcerting. But when her past catches up to them, G.G. faces a choice—confront his demons at last, or lose a passion that’s hot as hell.


My Review:

An addictive Vampire Romance

On the run, from the vampire who caused her accidental turn, Ildaria had finally settled down and much to her surprise, found a life mate, her new boss at a vampire night club, GG.  But when the past catches up to her, Ildaria contemplates running again and leaving GG behind even if it means losing out on love.

I haven’t had the chance to read one of the Argeneau series books in a while and it was fun to catch up.  Reading these books feels like reconnecting with old friends.  I really liked the tough kick-butt Ildaria who is known for getting herself in trouble with the vampire council because of her vigilante ways.  GG is a big rough looking guy with a green mohawk, that no one will mess with, but he has a heart of gold.  He also has a cute little dog who creates some fun scenes too.  All around, I enjoyed this book quite a lot.  I just wish the story was a little longer as I read it too fast.    


Thank you to  HarperCollins Publishers and NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Review: Cowboy Tough (Tangled Up in Texas #4) by Michelle Beattie

There’s no such thing as a coincidence…

Ryker Granger can’t believe his luck when he meets a beautiful woman stranded on the side of the road outside of Last Stand, Texas. Normally this rancher and part-time mechanic would be too reserved to jump into a relationship, especially since his family is still reeling from questions surrounding their father’s heart attack. But his life’s a tangled mess and Shannon is a welcome distraction.

Shannon Smith set out to meet Ryker Granger. Her staged car breakdown was only the beginning of her plan. Meeting Ryker is her chance to right the wrongs his father inflicted on her family. Her plan skews wildly off course—she only meant to score a date, not fall in love. And Ryker’s a straight arrow; he’ll never forgive such blatant deception. But how can she walk away from the man who has claimed her heart?

As Ryker solves the mystery around his father and learns why Shannon came to Last Stand, he faces his toughest choice yet. Forgive a lie or lose the woman he loves forever?


My Review:

An emotionally charged love story.

Ryker Granger has a lot on his plate.  He is running the family ranch and his automotive repair shop and facing an unknown medical condition while his father is in a coma.  So, when a new girl, Shannon Smith, shows up in Last Stand and takes a liking to him, Ryker doesn’t know what to think of it.  Should he trust his instincts and try to get to know her better, or walk away? 

Shannon came to Last Stand with one thing on her mind, to right a wrong.  While trying to get information from Ryker, she falls in love with him.  But time is running out and soon she will have to confess her real reason for being in Last Stand even though it will break both of their hearts.

Ryker and Shannon’s story is one I won’t soon forget.  I enjoyed their romance even knowing it would backfire eventually.  But watching them pick up the pieces and start over was inspirational for me.  It showed that with determination, anything can be achieved.  I really liked the family connection between the brothers and how they came together when they needed to.  There are a lot of surprises and revelations in this book as well.  I highly recommend it.  It is part of a series, but it can be read on it’s own.