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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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A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch–#Review–4 stars

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Don’t Miss Suzanne Enoch’s Newest Historical Fiction Romance, Coming 1/30/18!

Callum was heartbroken; his childhood friend, Rebecca, the one, he assumed would always be his, was marrying Ian, his responsible brother. It was true that Callum had spent most of his time, inebriated, and flirting with loose women, but when his friend accepted his brother’s marriage proposal, Callum realized the depth of his feelings for Rebecca. Callum’s reaction, he admits was extreme, and what he did, very wrong. But did his brother have to ban him from the family? The truth of it was; apparently, he did, because that was what it took, for Callum to turn his life around.

After spending ten years in America, Callum was a changed man. Although he never forgot Rebecca, he wanted to. He tried to hate her, but couldn’t. However, if Callum discovered that Rebecca had anything to do with his brother’s death, hating her would be easy. She would pay, just like anyone who had a hand in his brother’s murder. And murder is what it was. Callum was sure of it. When Callum returned to Scotland, to avenge his brother’s death, his stone heart began to soften. Margaret, the niece he had never met, won his heart over the moment she spoke with him. She was beautiful and innocent and his brother’s daughter. Rebecca, however, was another story. He didn’t care where she went or whom she married; just as long as she was aware that she wouldn’t be taking her daughter with her. No, Margaret was staying with him. He was her guardian now.

As Callum dug for information about his brother’s death, his enemies became nervous. Rebecca was torn; should she side with Callum who had Margaret under his roof, or with the people she had trusted for years, but whom Callum felt murdered her late husband?

A Devil in Scotland is the third book in the intriguing Suzanne Enoch’s No Ordinary Hero’s series. I found the book engaging, the storyline captivating, and the dialogue realistic. A Devil in Scotland is an enjoyable 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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Bio-(From Author’s Page on Amazon)

A lifelong lover of books, Suzanne Enoch has been writing them since she learned to read. She is the author of two well-received traditional Regencies, 24 and counting England-set Historical Romances, four contemporary Romantic Suspense novels, and a growing number of Scottish Highlands Historical Romances including the October 2016 release of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS (Book One in the No Ordinary Hero trilogy).

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne lives with a green parakeet named Kermit, some very chirpy finches, and a small army of Star Wars figures (including a life-size Yoda). Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and when she’s not busily working on her next book or staging fights with action figures, she likes to read, play video games, and go to the movies with her large and supportive village.

 

 

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)

Please hit “FOLLOW” if you’d like to be updated about my new releases.

 

 

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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(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/

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

 

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