“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]

Crusader series by Kathryn LeVeque, Audio narrated by Brian J. Gill ★★★1/2

The Crusader (#1); and Kingdom Come (#2) This is a general overview of the prequel, The Crusader, and the second book, Kingdom Come. A modern-day archaeologist, Rory Cosgrove, uncovers an incredibly well-preserved knight, Sir Kieran Hage, a friend of, and loyal to, King Richard the Lionheart from the Third Crusade. She becomes obsessed with him after … Continue reading Crusader series by Kathryn LeVeque, Audio narrated by Brian J. Gill ★★★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 ★★★★★

“The Promise in a Kiss” by Stephanie Laurens, #.5 Bar Cynster series ★★★1/2

Sebastian (5th Duke of St. Ives) & Helena Rebecce de Stansion Comtesse d'Lisle This is a romance between two intelligent, independent, and adventurous people who are made from the same cloth. They discover that they need each other and give to each other in equal measure but in different ways. Their emotions are shared more … Continue reading “The Promise in a Kiss” by Stephanie Laurens, #.5 Bar Cynster 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

“Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

    Come Away With Me #1 With Me in Seattle Audio narrated by Jennifer Mack & Eric Michael Summerer 2-1/2* Seattle photographer, Natalie Conner, is taking early-morning pictures on Alki Beach when a man angrily demands she hand over her camera. While she thinks she is being mugged, in actuality the man is a … Continue reading “Come Away With Me” by Kristen Proby #1 With Me in Seattle ★★1/2

“Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

Audio narrated by Chandra Skyye Gracie Evans is overheard by one of her guy friends discussing what she really wants from a sexual relationship. Luke Forsythe is immediately intrigued. Even though they have always considered themselves part of a tightknit group of (platonic) best friends, he quickly makes plans for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend … Continue reading “Overheard” by Maya Banks, #2 Unspoken ★★1/2

“Smooth Talking Stranger” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 Travises ★★★★★

Excellent contemporary romance with really smart writing, humor, likeable characters, and a full and interesting story. Ella Varner learns about her sister's pregnancy when she receives a call from their mother that Tara has left her week-old baby boy with her and taken off. Their mother is unwilling to admit to being a grandmother, let … Continue reading “Smooth Talking Stranger” by Lisa Kleypas, #3 Travises ★★★★★