New Release! The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Happy new release to author Jill Shalvis! The Heartbreaker Bay series continues with the newest instalment now available, The Trouble With Mistletoe.  Centring around the characters of Willa and Keane. The story has its own set of dramas and laughs, having the Jill Shalvis magic writing continuing to entertain.
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About The Trouble With Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with TheTroubleWithMistletoe_JillShalvis_HarperCollinsPub_AvonBooksfrustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

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New Release! Her Renegade Rancher by Jennifer Ryan

With their hearts’ desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men

No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives herrenegaderancher_jenniferryan_avonwithout regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his.

Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.

Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart…and it belongs to her.

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Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is sweetlittlelieslife on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

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OMG I haven’t laughed so much reading a book in a long time! Pru, Finn, all of the characters – are a complete hoot in a story that didn’t miss a beat! Their witty dialogue was completely entertaining throughout! Pru’s inner dialogue often had me in stitches 😀 At no point was I disappointed. Jill Shalvis is my go-to author for this very reason. I always finish one of her novels with a smile on my dial and darn it, have a book crush by the end of the read 😀 Awesome reading from start to finish!
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America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

americasfirstdaughterFrom her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.

It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter.

Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

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This review was difficult to write as I knew it would be a long one, and one that’s been shortened even from the original lol 😛

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie was, although at many times, full of hypocrisy and questionable decision making by the characters within, there were also some likeable facets to the novel. Perplexing at times, given today’s views as opposed to what was the norm of centuries ago. A story that was captivating and also stunningly well written.

While Patsy’s character had many happy moments, her devastations were, more often than not, one after the other and left this reader thinking if Patsy would ever get a moment when something would work in her favour. 🙁 Her character was strong, and at times just as hypocritical as her father. I did shed a tear for Patsy’s character though. She by far had the most challenges to contend with. Patsy’s character I found the most happiest early on in the read at the convent or in France generally, but the devastations that arose after her return to Virginia were completely mind bending.

Sally’s character too I felt was quite left unaccounted for as she never really got her true freedom.

The two biggest stand out, likeable characters for this reader, who incidentally were secondary characters in the story, were William Short and Lafayette.

So many references within the story I took offence to – but that’s a perspective of today’s time frame, where society has progressed so much more than in the 1700’s.

This book thwarted me with the changing actions and portrayed emotions at every turn I actually had to take a step back from the book, I felt that churned up for and over the characters while reading it.

I really enjoyed reading the story, even through my many emotional feelings throughout the book. The writing style, character portrayal, calamities, challenges etc were written flawlessly by the authors throughout the novel. Put it this way, it left me talking about the book way into the night, and still today and am so glad of some of the progress society has made for the many folk of today.

The story and characters engrossed me from start to finish – even if I didn’t like what some chapters held for its characters or what the characters were necessarily doing, but the overall story depicted was stunningly written, especially for it to grab this reader and cause the emotional, turbulent twist of emotions that often had me in queasy tied up knots. (Lol) ?
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5 Stars

 

 

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Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye

Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to hardeveraftercelebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own–Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.

Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.

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The Hard Ink team return in the wedding of all weddings between Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt! Nick and Becca’s characters have had standout moments throughout the Hard Ink series. Their happily ever after in this novella is a cherry on the proverbial cake moment, given all the challenges these characters have had to face in the series. The Hard Ink team of course also make an appearance which brings out the smiles with their antics and comical dialogue between them 🙂
A bit of drama and lots of celebration and merriment, Hard Ever After made for a good read and a fitting finale to the Hard Ink series by author Laura Kaye.
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4 Stars

 

 

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