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About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis–#Review

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New Romance Coming 1/23/18–About That Kiss!

 

Kylie Masters missed her grandfather terribly. He was an extraordinary woodworking artist and a loving guardian. Although Kylie wasn’t as talented as her late grandfather, her woodworking was still remarkable and sought after. Kylie was embarrassed by her mother’s flirtatious and loose behavior. Kylie kept a tight control over her emotions. She didn’t want to become her mother. But after a favorite possession of hers was stolen, and she started, to receive blackmail notes regarding it, Kylie enlisted the help of a handsome investigator, one whom she once shared a kiss with, Joe Malone.

Kylie sincerely hoped that she hadn’t inherited her mother’s provocative ways. Keeping her sexual feelings hidden was Kylie’s norm. But, when it came to Joe Malone, control seemed to be the farthest thing from Kylie’s mind. And the more time she spent with Joe, the harder it became to resist the handsome investigator.

About That Kiss is an enjoyable read. If you love romance with a bit of mystery, this may be just the book for you.

Thank you, Avon Publishing and Edelweiss, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from Author’s Page on Amazon)

New York Times 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 bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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Best New Romance Releases for Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

 

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Best New Romance Releases for Oct/Nov/Dec 2017, by Samantha Chase, Donna Grant, Christina Lauren and Maggie McGinnis

Released—12/05/17 Roomies by Christina Lauren
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/22/roomies-by-christina-lauren-5-shining-stars-book-review

Released—11/07/17— Taking A Chance by Maggie McGinnis
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/29/taking-a-chance-by-maggie-mcginnis-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/31/17— The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/30/the-christmas-cowboy-hero-by-donna-grant-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/3/17— Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/23/holiday-spice-by-samantha-chase-5-stars-book-review

 

 

 

#Blog Tour –All We Knew by Jamie Beck–#Review

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Don’t Miss Jamie Beck’s Newest Captivating Novel, Coming 1/30/18!

All We Knew

 

Synopsis

For Hunter and Sara, getting married was easy. It’s staying together that’s the true test of love…

Hunter Cabot deeply loves two things: the international tea company he’s helped his father build, and his wife, Sara. From the moment he first saw her wide smile on their college campus years ago, Hunter fell hard. Yet now, with other family members pushing to sell the thriving business and Sara grieving their failure to start a family, he’s suddenly facing the crushing loss of both.

The relentless ambition that Sara once admired in Hunter is now driving them apart. Each missed doctor’s appointment, neglected dinner date, and family squabble accentuates their differing priorities. Still, Sara struggles to create the home life they’d envisioned, until unsettling developments—both personal and professional—push them to the breaking point.

When love is put to the ultimate test, can Hunter and Sara stop fighting each other long enough to fight for their marriage?

 

My Review

All We knew is a captivating novel about family secrets, lies, and broken promises. This is also a novel about the power of forgiveness and how it can soften and heal even the hardest of hearts.

Sara Cabot longed to have children. But after years of trying to get pregnant, even with the help of medical intervention, motherhood, remained just a dream for her. Sara and Hunter both felt that their relationship was a strong one. They thought that they would be able to weather just about anything, but when Sara’s desire to become pregnant became an obsession, and Hunter’s passion for the family business came before Sara, a wedge was driven between them.

The characters in this book are well-developed and intriguing. Sara was my favorite; her loving personality won me over right from the start. Hunter, however, took a bit longer. Although Hunter loved Sara and tried to please her, his strong desire to succeed, had him placing his work before his wife’s needs, again and again.

This book has wonderful lessons, woven seamlessly, into the fabric of the story, giving the novel depth and meaning. Some of the thoughtful topics covered in this book are forgiveness, empathy, compassion, and compromise. One of the hardest things for a person to do is to see themselves in a clear, honest, light. But, when they do, anything is possible.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio
National bestselling author Jamie Beck’s realistic and heartwarming stories have sold more than one million copies. She is a 2017 Booksellers’ Best Award finalist, and her books have hit Heavy.com’s “Top 10 Romance Novels of 2015” and have been selected as a Woman’s World Book Club pick. Critics at Kirkus, Publishers Weekly (including a starred review), and Booklist have respectively called her work “smart,” “uplifting,” and “entertaining.” In addition to writing novels, she enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.

Fans can learn more about her on the web (www.jamiebeck.com), which includes a fun extras page with photos, videos, and playlists. She also loves interacting with everyone on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JamieBeckBooks)

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First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips–#Reveiw-4.5stars

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The First Star I See Tonight is a delightful and entertaining read.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips never fails to make me laugh. I just love her books.

First Star I See Tonight is a well-written and humorous contemporary romance. Although this is the eighth book in the Chicago Stars Series, it can easily be read as a standalone.

Piper has no interest in falling in love. She doesn’t do emotions. Piper was tough, competitive, and snarky; just like her dad taught her to be. When Piper’s father died, she bought his business, Dove Investigations. She was determined to be the best private investigator in town.

Cooper Graham loved his life. He was thirty-seven-years-old, a Chicago Stars legend, and retired. Cooper left football while he was on top so that he could stay that way. His new passion and vision was to create a nightclub empire. When Cooper discovered that a nutty woman, wearing different disguises, was following him on a daily basis, he shrugged it off. At first, it didn’t bother him, but when the crazy stalker started coming into his nightclub, Cooper had had enough.

What could Piper possibly say to Cooper to appease him? She couldn’t exactly tell him, who hired her to investigate him, or why; could she? But, that’s exactly what he wanted to know. And, Cooper got whatever he wanted. Well, apparently, not this time. Before Piper left the nightclub without answering his questions, she nonchalantly told him, that someone was pilfering his profits. Cooper was livid. How could this wacky woman accuse a trusted friend, of stealing? Unfortunately, Piper was right; so Cooper hired her.

Initially, Cooper was not attracted to Piper. So, why was he falling for the stubborn, independent, and smart-mouthed woman? Because, Piper wasn’t like any other woman, that he’s ever met. Piper was not romantically, interested in him. Piper could also be sexy as hell when she wanted to be.

The last thing Piper needed was to fall for a conceited, arrogant ex-football player, like Cooper. Piper avoided relationships at all costs. But, like Cooper, Piper had a big, mushy heart underneath her tough exterior. There are several subplots, adding depth, to this well-written, humorous, and captivating novel. First Star I See Tonight is a delightful and entertaining read. Susan Elizabeth Phillips never fails to make me laugh. I just love her books.

~4.5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio
(From Author’s Page on Amazon)

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestseller, whose books are published in over 30 different languages.

If you’d like to know more, including info on her newest book, whether any of her books will be made into movies, how to get an autographed book, where she gets her ideas, please visit her

website http://susanelizabethphillips.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SusanElizabethPhillipsNovels/

Twitter http://twitter.com/sepauthor

To register for her monthly sweepstakes visit http://susanelizabethphillips.com/monthly-sweepstakes-2/

 

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen–#Book Review

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Don’t Miss The Wife Between Us, Coming 1/9/18

Synopsis

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife.
You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement – a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love.
You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle.
Assume nothing.
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage – and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Read between the lies.

My Review

The Wife Between Us is an intense psychological thriller with many twists.
Vanessa had just graduated from college when she met Richard; a man whom she thought was too good to be true. Richard was charismatic, handsome, and wealthy. He was also everything Vanessa thought she wanted in a man. So when Richard started to flirt with her, Vanessa quickly fell for his charms. What Vanessa didn’t know about Richard’s personality, though, was that he was also sneaky, manipulative, and controlling. Richard was sure that Vanessa, would make the perfect wife. She was fun, pretty and needed him. Their marriage and blissful life, however, would not last long. After a new lover entered Richard’s world, their shaky marriage became more than just troubled; it began to disintegrate.

There is much more than just a simple love triangle going on in this novel. Richard and Vanessa are playing devious, cunning games with one another. Betrayal is something that’s never welcomed in a marriage, but then again, neither is violence. Deception and trickery are the main components in this story. The Wife Between Us is a compelling, brilliant read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Meet The Authors

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Bio
Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. Prior to her tenure in publishing, she worked at Allure magazine and obtained her master’s in journalism from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.

Intense psychological thriller
Brilliant
Twists and surprises
Well written
Slow build and twists
What I thought was happening I found out that I was wrong
I felt bad for Vanessa, Richard a couple of times and even Emma. But, the twist that took me by surprise at the end I never saw coming. Very enjoyable. Twisty psychological thriller.

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Bio
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally-bestselling author of the novels THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS, THINGS YOU WON’T SAY, CATCHING AIR, THE BEST OF US, THESE GIRLS, SKIPPING A BEAT and THE OPPOSITE OF ME.

Her upcoming novel THE WIFE BETWEEN US is a twisty psychological tale co-authored by Sarah and her former editor Greer Hendricks. It will be released in January 2018.

Sarah is the mother of three boys, which explains why she wrote part of her novel at Chuck E. Cheese. Seriously. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.
Please visit http://www.sarahpekkanen.com
Please find Sarah on Facebook, Instagram and twitter @sarahpekkanen!

The Spring Girls by Anna Todd–#Book-Review

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New Literary Fiction Novel by Anna Todd, Coming 1/2/18!

The Spring Girls is a modern-day version of the best selling classic, Little Women, by Louise May Alcott. The book focuses on four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy Spring. They live in New Orleans, on a military base, with their emotionally, unavailable, mother. The girls desperately miss their father, who has been fighting in Iraq, for several months. The characters come alive as the author brings the reader deep into the hearts and minds of the Spring sisters.

The oldest Spring sibling, Meg, yearns to be a mother and marry well. She desperately wants to erase her past mistakes and ruined reputation. Having a wealthy and prestigious husband by her side, Meg feels, will do wonders for her self-esteem and social status. Jo, however, is just the opposite. She has no interest in finding love or getting married. She wants a successful career in NY as a journalist. Beth is the co-dependent workhorse of the family. It bothered me that Beth was allowed, and even expected, to pick up, clean and cook for the entire family. Beth was riddled with social anxiety, stayed in most of the time, and was homeschooled. Amy, the youngest sibling, was twelve and treated like a princess. All four girls would grieve their father’s absence differently, but the older three would face their demons and begin to emotionally grow and change.

I enjoyed reading The Spring Girls but found the pace slow. The writing is very good, however, and the storyline captivating.

Thank you, Gallery Books and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~3.5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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12/05/17 Today’s Fab New Releases- #The Wake Up, #Roomies, #The Girl In The Tower, #To The Duke With Love

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In Case You Missed My Reviews on Today’s Fab New Book Releases, Here Are the Links:

 

The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde—5 Stars—Lit Fic
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/17/the-wake-up-by-catherine-ryan-hyde-5-shining-stars-book-review

Roomies by Christina Lauren—5 Stars—Romance
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/22/roomies-by-christina-lauren-5-shining-stars-book-review

Girl In The Tower by Katherine Arden—4 stars—Fantasy
https://write-escape.com/2017/11/25/the-girl-in-the-tower-by-katherine-arden-book-review

To The Duke, With Love by Amelia Grey—4 stars—Historical Fichttps://write-escape.com/2017/11/16/to-the-duke-with-love-by-amelia-grey-book-review