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The Bridal Squad by Samantha Chase

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Coming 5/10/2017 Samantha Chase’s Newest Contemporary Romance!

 

The Bridal Squad is an entertaining romance novel about four women, Julianne, Harper, Natalie and Kayla, and the men who captured their hearts. Julianne and Gavin are getting married. They are the perfect couple. This should be the happiest time of Julianne’s life, but it’s not. Julianne is frustrated. Her friends are bickering, her wedding plans are in turmoil, and her mother’s rude behavior is hurting her sister, Harper. Their mother has always picked on her sister, but ever since Julianne started to plan her wedding, the stinging snarky remarks toward Harper have increased.

After three failed engagements Harper was in no hurry to get romantically involved with anyone until she met Brady, a kickboxing instructor. Natalie, the one who knew everything, about weddings and marriage, suddenly had nothing to say. And, Kayla, a photographer, lost her adventurous spirit after Adam; her boss gave her an ultimatum.

The Bridal Squad is an enjoyable novel about the joys and difficulties of romantic relationships and how friends, precious ones, can be a lifesaver during painful times. Although, The Bridal Squad is not as heartwarming as Samantha Chase’s other novels; I still found it very enjoyable.

Many thanks, to the publisher and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan

My Kind of You

 

Don’t Miss Tracy Brogan’s Newest Romance Release; My Kind of You!

 

Emily Chambers felt like a failure when she returned to her childhood home, on Wenniway Island. As far as anyone knew, though, Emily was a successful business woman, who came back to the Island to renovate her grandmother’s cottage. Emily’s grandmother was the only person who knew, that Emily couldn’t make ends meet, without borrowing money.

Ryan Taggert of Taggert Property Management Company traveled from California to Wenniway Island. He had a company project to complete, but he was also there to check on his father. Apparently, his father, who was the CEO of the company, was infatuated with a woman, more than half his age and was talking nonsense. After being on the island for a while, though, Ryan could understand his father’s attraction to it. Ryan liked the Island himself. He especially liked Emily Chambers. In fact, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. But, Emily was not a complication, which Ryan could afford. He had to stay focused, complete his project and get his father off the Island. But, life doesn’t always work out the way we plan it to. Sometimes it works out even better.

My Kind of You is a sweet story, so captivating that I stayed up late just to finish it. It’s a well-written humorous romantic tale, with likable characters and realistic dialogue. I loved it.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell

Meet me at Beachcomber Bay

 

Another Winning Story by Jill Mansell, Coming 5/2/17!

 

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a delightful, entertaining light read.
Clemency would remember forever, the day she met Sam. He sat next to her on the plane and flirted with her during her entire flight. When she left the plane that day, she felt giddy with happiness over the special connection she’d made with Sam. Clemency had hoped that Sam would want to continue their relationship once they were off the plane. She was wrong.

Clemency’s heart broke for the second time three years later, when her stepsister, Belle, showed up with Sam. Belle was delighted to know that her stepsister was jealous of her. How could she not be? Belle was with Sam; the same man Clemency had fallen in love with while on the plane. Clemency, however, could only take so much smugness from her stepsister before she decided to retaliate. Clemency cornered Ronan, a man whom Belle had desired for years, and asked him to be her pretend boyfriend. Ronan was more than happy to oblige. He played his new role, like a star.

There are several layers and surprises in this book, and as each sub-story unfolds, the reader is brought deeper into the lives of the characters. I especially liked Clemency, Ronan, and Sam. Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay is a well-written, easy to read book, with lots of emotion, depth, and meaning.

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Wish Me Home by Kay Bratt

Wish Me Home

I Absolutely Loved This Book! 

Wish Me Home is compelling, heartfelt and superbly written.

Don’t Miss Kay Bratt’s newest novel.

Wish Me Home is a heartfelt story about a courageous woman, Cara Butter, and her extraordinary journey, pedaling to Florida with only a stray dog for company. Cara hated hiding from the authorities but felt as if she didn’t have a choice.

After being tossed from one foster family to another, Cara and her twin sister, Hana didn’t trust anyone. They had often found that people were not who they had claimed to be. But, since Cara has been on the road, homeless and penniless, she discovered that there were some very good people in the world. People who didn’t want anything in return for their kindness. Although Cara had always depended on Hana and missed her sister something fierce, she was finding her own way and her inner strength. On this journey, Cara would not only find peace and happiness, but she would also discover who she really was, as well.

I absolutely loved this superbly written book. It stole my heart. I read it in almost one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it won’t be my last. That is for sure. Highly recommended.

Thank you, Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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Home At Last by Lily Everett

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New Release by Lily Everett * Home At Last*

Heartwarming, Touching and Delightfully Entertaining!

Home At Last is a heartwarming story of love and marriage and the power of forgiveness. Although Marcus Beckett was in love with Quinn Harper, he broke up with her. Quinn was too good for him, and because of that, he knew, one day she would leave him. So, he did the smart thing, he thought, and set her free. Quinn was heartbroken.

Ingrid and Paul Harper’s marriage was on the rocks, and Quinn was nervous about it. Her mother was quite taken with another man, Ron, a new age relationship guru. Ron however, appeared to be breaking up her parent’s marriage instead of helping to heal it. Quinn didn’t like him at all. There was something sinister about him. And, she was right.

Quinn was so concerned over her parent’s marriage that she humbled herself and approached Marcus, the man who broke her heart and asked him to be her pretend boyfriend. She thought if her parents could see her in a stable relationship, they would stop fighting over her. When Marcus agreed, Quinn was delighted and petrified. She still loved Marcus and was fearful that her heart would break all over again once their pretend relationship was over.

This story involves three different relationships that are in need of healing. Marcus doesn’t feel good enough for Quinn, Paul wishes that he had never taken his wife for granted and Dr. Bennett was saddened that he hadn’t spent more time with his son when he had the chance. Although maintaining a relationship is hard work, mending the broken pieces is always harder. Although Home At Last is not a realistic story, it’s well-written, heartwarming, touching and very entertaining.

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

~4 out of 5~stars~Review by Peg Glover

*A Million Little Things*by Susan Mallery

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Newest Release by Susan Mallery

A Million Little Things

Don’t Miss This Captivating and Heartwarming Romantic Fictional Story.

 

Pam, a fifty-something-year-old widow, was kicking herself after setting up her son with her daughter’s best friend, Zoe. Zoe, Pam discovered had a major complication in her life, and now Pam was afraid that her son Steven would become hurt because of it. Pam tried without success to break up her son’s relationship with Zoe. She was appalled that Steven, could choose Zoe over his own mother. If Pam were honest, though, she would have to admit that since her husband died, she had become a bit controlling. Pam was also at her wit’s end regarding her daughter, Jen. Jen was obsessed with her toddler’s welfare. She was convinced that there was something wrong with him. And since Pam couldn’t seem to keep her thoughts to herself regarding the lives of her children, Steven and Jen, stopped talking to her.

A Million Little Things has several perfectly interwoven plots. People are not always whom they first appear to be; sometimes they are even better. Jen found this out, first hand, when the man she had secretly despised, saved her husband’s life, and in actuality, her own as well. Lucas was a straightforward type of guy and told Jen without any sugar-coating, that she needed help. In the end, Jen was glad that he did. Zoe was re-inventing herself after wasting five years of her life on a good-for-nothing boyfriend. She was determined not to allow another person to control her life, and that included, Steven’s mother, Pam. Pam had some hard lessons to learn, one of them involved, moving on, and letting herself enjoy the company of another man, a man whom she had become quite fond of, Zoe’s father, Miguel.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well-written book. It’s thought-provoking, compelling, and humorous.

Many thanks to the publisher, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

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The Other Twin* by Lesley Hayes

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Newest Captivating Release by Lesley Hayes

Don’t Miss It!

The Other Twin is a superbly written poignant story about love and marriage, its complexities and the ugliness of betrayal.

Verity was a happily married woman until she met a man who made her feel more alive than she had in a very long time. Her admirer was charming, fun, and understanding. He also felt like the twin soul whom Verity had dreamt about since childhood. Verity justified her time with this handsome stranger by convincing herself that he was only a friend. And, she certainly needed more of them! Although Verity told herself, that their luncheons were innocent, she knew deep in her soul, that any meeting with a man, held in secret from her husband, wasn’t innocent at all.

This book captivated me from the first page until the very last. The author brings the reader into the hearts and minds of her characters by describing their thoughts and emotions with razor-sharp acuity. Ms. Hayes, crafts this story, using her expert knowledge of the unhealthy mind. She sheds light on the true nature of her characters, their behaviors, and personality disorders; bringing clarity and understanding to the reader. This along with the author’s elegant writing style makes for a very enjoyable, rich, and enlightening reading experience. I loved it.

This is the second five-star book that I have read by Lesley Hayes, it surely, though, won’t be my last. Don’t miss reading this talented author’s work. Highly recommended.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover