“Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: May 29, 2018]

I received an ARC of this title from St. Martin's Press through a Goodreads giveaway contest. My thanks to both as Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. The expected release date is May 29, 2018. The story centers on a mass shooting which took place at a typical American shopping mall when our … Continue reading “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts ★★★★ [Expected Release Date: May 29, 2018]

“Falling Man” by Don DeLillo ★★★★1/2

    Sensitive and thoughtful fictional account of how several individuals survived and processed the events of 9/11 and its aftermath. He said, "It still looks like an accident, the first one.  Even from this distance, way outside the thing, how many days later, I'm standing here thinking it's an accident." "Because it has to … Continue reading “Falling Man” by Don DeLillo ★★★★1/2

“To Love Jason Thorn” by Ella Maise ★★★★

Narrated by Lidia Dornet & Sebastian York As a small girl, Olive Taylor introduces herself to her older brother's best friend, Jason. Once he smiles at her--showing his dimple--and calls her "Lil One", she immediately develops a little girl crush. Their first meeting is cute and portrays Jason as a sweet boy and Olive as … Continue reading “To Love Jason Thorn” by Ella Maise ★★★★

“Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely #5 Big Rock Narrated by Sebastian York 3* This is a romance between two gearheads, Max Summers and Henley Rose Marlowe. Five years prior, Henley was Max's shop assistant, and one of the most skilled he'd ever met, but things ended on a bad note between them when heated words … Continue reading “Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

“Wanderlust” by Lauren Blakely ★★★★★

Audio narrated by Grace Grant & Richard Armitage (Excellent!) Well, this story is near to perfection. I was able to borrow the audiobook as it is currently part of Audible's Romance Package. I have to say, however, that I will end up purchasing it because it is now on my favorites list and I'll enjoy … Continue reading “Wanderlust” by Lauren Blakely ★★★★★

Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

I'm not joking when I say I live vicariously through books.  I love pretending I'm in a place I've never been or once again visiting somewhere I have been.  I love pretending that I'm a better and brighter version of myself, which I can do by placing myself inside the story.  Of course, some characters … Continue reading Recap of Books Read in January 2018 (29!!)

“Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

Unfortunately, there were many, many "NO's" going through my head as I read this book. The hero was a selfish jerk pretending to be a dominant alpha male (he was actually a bit of a coward). The "relationship" starts off with a wealthy and powerful businessman, Gabe Hamilton, requiring a signed contract from his best … Continue reading “Rush” by Maya Banks, #1 Breathless ★★★

“Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

Spinster librarian, Julia Winston, takes in two young boys (5 and 8) who have been hiding out in her library after discovering they have been raising themselves in an abandoned home in the middle of winter. As the authorities search for their missing mom, Julia offers to serve as a temporary foster parent. With the … Continue reading “Sugar Pine Trail” by RaeAnne Thayne #7 Haven Point series ★★★1/2

“A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

Movie producer, Mick Branson, comes back to Mustang Creek, Wyoming to surprise his friend, Slater Carson, with an early televised release of a documentary Slater filmed about his home state. Mick also has a secondary reason for returning to his favorite vacation destination: Raine McCall, an independent and unique graphic artist, who also happens to … Continue reading “A Snow Country Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller (#4 The Carsons of Mustang Creek) ★★★1/2

“Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Ava Erickson & Teddy Hamilton 2-1/2* A story about a couple of high-powered professionals who are given the opportunity to take over the operation of their fathers' corporation, valued at over $150 billion. The one clause that trips them up is the stipulation that they have to get married first (to each … Continue reading “Hitched” by Kendall Ryan, #1 Imperfect Love (novella series) ★★1/2