Saturday, August 29, 2020

ARC Review: Must Love Dogs...and Hockey

Must Love Dogs...and Hockey Bears Hockey #1 

By Kelly Jamieson  

Release Date: September 8th 2020

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What better meet cute is it than when dogs force the meetup?! Easton has just rescued this puppy, Otis and Lilly has just lost her job and has fallen to her backup of dog walking. Their tangle up at the park fulfills a need for them both. 

Easton is a hockey player with a sad backstory and anger management issues. Lilly is suffering because she blew the whistle on a former companies practices.

The ensuing Friends to Lovers romances between them and adorable Otis is so sweet! Jamieson created wonderful characters and some crummy ones. Easton is having issues with his jerkhole Coach. Lilly is there whenever he needs her and this scares him. 

There is a moral to this story that I love! No matter how afraid you are, some risks are worth taking. And if you stand up to abuse, others will follow. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Note from Nelle: Month Hiatus and Snow Days!

Note from Nelle

Oh Readers, I've been absent for a bit and thought I'd tell you why! I'm in a bit of a blog slump. I'm going to take the rest of March and catch up on my reading! I'll be back here and there, but not full-time until April 6th! I'm working on new IDEAS so stay tuned! 

Here are some pictures of our Febrary SNOW DAYS!! Who would have thought Northwest Tennessee would see so much SNOW!!

 Jake, my Jack Russell, loves to put his nose in the snow :)

Max, My Lhasa Apso/ Shih Tzu, loves rolling in the snow. He's so white he disappears into it if we aren't careful!

My daughter's attempt at a snow man. The snow wasn't sticking enough, it was nice and fluffy though!

Did I say I HATE shoveling snow and ice!!! Well I DO!

How have you spent your snow days?!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spotlight & #Giveaway for What a Devilsh Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling

     The Third full novel in the Sinful Scoundrel Series! Not to be missed! Harry and Lucy are adorable! See what happens when a Duke falls for a maid (although the maid is rather well bred ;) )  Published by Forever on February 24th!

Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.

Contemporary Romance Review: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan #Giveaway

be mine forever

Can a secret crush . . .

Jo Walsh has loved Cameron Mitchell for as long as she can remember. Whether front and center in her life or on the periphery, the tall, brooding artist has made his presence seductively and irresistibly known. But whenever they start to get close, Cam pulls away. Jo's tired of keeping her feelings in a box Cam is afraid to open. If he wants her, he'll have to prove it. And if he doesn't, Jo will need to know the real reason why . . . . . .

become the love of a lifetime?

How do you walk away from your soul mate? Cam wishes he knew. No matter how far he runs from Jo, he can't resist looking back at the silver eyes that seem to see right through him. But as well as Jo thinks she understands Cam, the dark truth about his past is something she shouldn't have to handle. Cam's sure that setting Jo free is the right thing to do. Too bad his heart has other ideas . . .away...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Review: The Color of Heaven by Julianne MacLean

Series: The Color of Heaven series book 1
Publisher: Blue Ocean
Publication date: Jan 23, 2011
Genre: Mainstream Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3 Stars

Sophie Duncan is a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water, Sophie experiences something profound and extraordinary--something that unlocks the secrets from her past, and teaches her what it means to truly live.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Historical Romance Review: The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London

Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: Jan 27th 2015
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: NetGalley

A plan born of desperation…

Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without a single hitch. But once a stolen embrace with the wrong man leads her to be discovered in the arms of Geoffrey, the Earl of Merryton, her plan takes a most unexpected—and scorching—twist.

…and altered by passion. 

Governed by routine and ruled by duty, Geoffrey had no desire for a wife before he succumbed to Grace's temptation. Though his golden-haired, in-name-only bride is the definition of disorder, he can't resist wanting her in every way. But once her secrets meet his, society might consider their lives to be ruined beyond repair…while Geoffrey might just see it as a new beginning.