New Release! Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis

It’s Christmastime again in Heartbreaker Bay!

When Sean O’Riley shows up at the Hartford Bed & Breakfast for his older brother’s bachelor weekend, he’s planning to get through this weekend as well as he can and fulfill his duties as best man. What he’s not expecting is to come face to face with the woman he lost his virginity to a decade ago – a woman he’s never really forgotten.

The last time Lotti Hartford saw Sean, she told him she loved him while he said nothing. Now, ten years later, she’s just looking for a good time. For once, she wants to be wild and free, and when she sees how good Sean grew up, she thinks he might actually be the perfect candidate.

As the weekend continues, Sean realizes that after a lifetime of being the hook-up king, he’s ready to find happily-ever-after with Lotti. But is she ready to open her heart once again? As Christmas sweeps through the little B&B, love and magic are in the air.

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Excerpt Spotlight! Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Today’s feature post is an Excerpt spotlight as part of the virtual blog tour for Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis. The latest novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series.

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Excerpt – Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

“Hey, honey,” Trudy said in her been-smoking-for-three-decades voice. “Need anything?”
“Nope, I’m good.” Good plus mad, but although she adored Trudy, the woman couldn’t keep a secret to save her life. “Just taking in the nice morning.”
“Oh, that’s a disappointment,” Trudy said. “I thought maybe you were looking for that hottie with the nice package, the one who runs the investigation firm down the hall.”
Elle nearly choked on her tea. “Nice package?”
“Well I’m old, not dead.” And with a wink, Trudy pushed her cart down the hall.
It was true that Archer was annoyingly hot, not that she cared. Hot was useless to her. She’d much rather have the things that had eluded her for most of her life—safety, security…stability.
Three things Archer had never been accused of.
At the other end of the hall, she stopped in front of the door with a discreet sign: HUNT INVESTIGATIONS.
The investigative and elite security firm was carried on Archer’s reputation alone, no ads or marketing required. Basically Archer and the men he employed were finders and fixers, independent contractors for hire, and not necessarily tied by the same red tape as the law.
Which worked for Archer. Rules had never been his thing.
She opened the door and let herself into the reception area, which was much bigger than hers. Clean, masculine lines. Large furniture. Wide open space. A glass partition separated the front from the inner offices.
The check-in counter was empty. The receptionist wasn’t in yet—it was too early for Mollie. But not for the other employees. Past the glass Elle could see part of the inner office. A group of men, five of them, entered by a private door. They’d clearly just come back from some sort of job that had required them to be locked and loaded since they currently looked like a SWAT team.
Elle literally stopped short. And if she was being honest, her heart stopped too because sweet baby Jesus. The lot of them stood there stripping off weapons and shirts so that all she could see was a mass of mind-blowing bodies, sweaty and tatted and in all varieties of skin colors.
It was a cornucopia of smutty goodness and she couldn’t tear her eyes away. In fact, she couldn’t speak either, mostly because her tongue had hit the floor. Her feet took advantage of her frozen brain, taking her to the interior door, where she wanted to press her face up against the glass.
Luckily, someone buzzed her in before she could. They all knew her. After all, her job required her to work closely with the security firm, and therein lay her deepest, darkest problem.
Working closely with Archer Hunt was dangerous in oh so many, many ways, not the least of which was their history, something she did her best to never think about.
She was greeted with variations on “Hey, Elle” and “Mornin’” and then they all went their separate ways, leaving her alone with their fearless leader.
Archer.

About Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis (Heartbreaker Bay Series #3)

There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .

accidentallyonpurpose_jillshalvis_avonbooksElle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .

There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .

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JillShalvisNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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New Release! Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis was beyond my expectation, the best read in the series so far. I lost count of the amount of times I laughed out loud at each of the characters antics. I could not put this book down! I devoured every delectable sentence it contained in a day. By far my favourite read in the Heartbreaker Bay series from author Jill Shalvis. The main characters of Elle and Archer were combustible, hilarious and dreamy and the secondary characters, aka the “peanut gallery” added their own riotous two cents worth. Cannot wait to read more books in the series.
Review copy received from Harper Collins/Avon Books via Edelweiss

 

About Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis (Heartbreaker Bay Series #3)

There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .

accidentallyonpurpose_jillshalvis_avonbooksElle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .

There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .

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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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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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Book Review

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) ?
Review copy kindly received from the Publisher
5 Stars

 

 

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