Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review: A Promise Kept by Anissa Garcia

A Promise Kept
By: Anissa Garcia
Release Date: June 1, 2016


Closing her heart a long time ago, Grace Clark made a promise she’s vowed to keep. Having Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews move in next door with his alluring good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smile is a temptation that runs the risk of compromising the importance of that promise.

Evan is drawn to his new neighbor. Grace is the exact opposite of the women he normally encounters. Enticing, down-to-earth, and confident, she captivates him. She has no problems facing off with Evan, and he soon realizes Grace is much more than just a challenge. He wants to prove himself to her.

Grace can see the man beyond the actor, and with more than just her pride at stake, she needs to hold tight to her promise before Evan breaks through all her walls, exposing her heart.

Advance Praise

This was an okay read for me.  I don't know i really couldn't connect with the characters didn't really seem realistic.  But regardless of that its a book i would suggest so that you could form your own opinion.

I received this book from NetGalley and AG Romance Reads, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Review: Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson

Jane's Gift
By: Karen Erickson
Release Date: November 5, 2012
Series: Lone Pine Lake #1

Lone Pine Lake’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. But when quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he’s been burned by commitment in the past.

Jane’s been battling scars both physical and mental—having lived through a devastating house fire years ago—so she’s hesitant when her brother’s best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family’s residual fears of fire. Jane’s mind is the epitome of once burned, twice shy, but her heart has other plans.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. Can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?

Each book in the Lone Pine Lake series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. 

Series Order:
Book #1 - Jane's Gift
Book #2 - Tempting Cameron
Book #3 - Loving Mindy

This was a very sweet story and a great start to a series.  There is a lot of family, taking chances, second chances, coming into your own after something horrible happened and more family.  This was endearingly delightful.

We meet Jane after she’s had a terrible accident and lost her husband.  She’s trying to pick up the pieces of her life both for herself and her kids with the help of her family by moving back closer to them.  She tries to be invisible but she’s caught the attention of the fire captain and he can’t seem to get her out of his mind.  He’s a natural playboy who never had intentions of settling down, let alone with someone who already had kids. 

It’s interesting to see these two together.  It’s sad when Jane tries to fight their attraction but she finally gives in.  There is not too much intimate details about the two so this is more of a wholesome book again with the sweetness of the characters.  The kids are always a dilemma, but it’s tough on them trying to get used to someone new in their lives after missing their father so much.  It’s about growth and expansion, about letting go and moving on.

Overall this was a quick and easy read, very nice and I loved the characters.  I think I felt more for the sister though and I’m dying to find out her story which I know is in an upcoming book in the series.  There’s a lot going on here, so many different characters in Jane’s family that you just know they will each in their own right have a great story. 

The cover was very catchy, I will say that for some reason it isn’t how I pictured them but still a really cute cover that caught my attention.  Great writing and an overall good book.  Reminded me of my love of Hallmark movies.

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Review: Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Miss You?
By: Estelle Maskame
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Series: The DIMLY Trilogy #3

One last chance for love.
It’s been a year since Eden last spoke to Tyler. She remains furious with him for his abrupt departure last summer but has done her best to move on with her life at college in Chicago – and she’s finally over Tyler…right? As school breaks up for the summer, she's heading back to Santa Monica, but she's not the only one who decides to come home…
Despite their breakup, Tyler’s determined to rekindle what they once had. Having been left behind to deal with the aftermath of their bombshell revelation and a family torn apart, Eden’s not sure she can forgive him. Now she must search her heart and decide if Tyler is worth the risk once and for all.
Did I Mention I Miss You? is the explosive finale to Wattpad senstation Estelle Maskame's DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.
Look for the companion novels:
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Did I Mention I Need You? Available Now!
What an amazing ending to a wonderful series that had so much emotion to it.  You are automatically sucked into this world once again even if it’s been a very long time since you’ve read the last book.  From the very first page it’s as if you haven’t left this reality where Eden and Tyler exist.  Estelle Maskame did an amazing job closing out this series in a very blissfully radiant way.

We are back with Eden after Tyler leaves her alone for a year and she hasn’t heard from him at all, this of course devastates Eden.  It’s hard, dealing with everything they started and he left behind.  Life is hard.  There is so much tension between everyone in this book but with Tyler’s reappearance there is only one that that can happen, something needs to be said and done.  There is an attempt at a family vacation where everyone finally deals with all their issues, but if you know these characters then you know that something like that will not be happening any time soon.  There is too much going on.

What I like about this series is that not only is it a bit of a love story but there are real issues at hand.  Relationships being tested, like father/daughter, mother/daughter, father/son and siblings.  It’s all there all types of relationships even friendships.  Not only that but it’s also about growing up and making your own decisions about your life.  It’s about not caring what others think as long as you are happy.  That is an important lesson to learn for anyone. 

This book wasn’t about the butterflies you get when these two get together, this book was raw and real about solving things and fixing lives.  That’s what makes me love this book and love this series because they had their crazy meeting, they had their blissful relationship but now they are dealing with reality in their own ways and together. 

It’s hard for me to talk about this book without giving too much away but the writing was beautiful, everything flowed great and smoothly.  The cover depends on which one you like I kind of like the paperback version more than the other.  But either way I will definitely be checking out other books by Maskame.  Overall this was a really perfect ending to an interesting series.  I still don’t think there is anything wrong with stepsiblings getting together, because really it’s not their fault their parents got together.  If there is no blood shared then I think they are good to go.  I just really support team Eden and Tyler! Remember …. 

No Te Rindas.

I received this book from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!