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New Review: The Rebel by Kelsey Clayton (Haven Grace Prep Book 3)

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I don’t play by the rules.

Never have, never will.

The second our eyes met from across the club,

I could feel a shift in the air—an overwhelming pull drawing me in.

One mind-blowing night is all it was, or so I thought.

Repeating my senior year may not have been the plan,

But finding out my one-night stand is my new teacher—

That’s something I never saw coming.

His gaze bores into me with the same intensity.

That body, those hands, I remember every touch.

I should stay away, but I don’t want to.

This time, all bets are off.

I’ll let him think he’s in control,

Until I bring him to his knees.

Passion and fire,

Forbidden and wrong.

Like I said, I don’t play by the rules.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Just when I think Kelsey Clayton can’t surprise me, she ALWAYS does. The Rebel is my favorite book in the series so far. 

I knew Tessa would have a story to tell, but I had absolutely no idea how powerful it would be. In the earlier novels, I learned that she was pretty tough and independent. However, I didn’t realize how complex and complicated she was. 

She doesn’t believe that the rules are for her. She is the rebel.  When she sees a sexy stranger, Asher, across a club that she is too young to get into, she thinks nothing of going home with him. It is a night they will both remember, even if they believe they won’t see each other again. Oh boy, how wrong they are. 

Imagine their surprise when they realize he is her teacher, and she is his student. Before people freak out, she is 18. If this was any other person but Tessa, it wouldn’t work…but it does. Of course, she sees no problem. Asher, unlike Tessa, is a rule follower. He has done that all of his life, but all that goes out of the window with her. She is chaos…

“This girl is a storm–a tornado ready to wreak havoc on anything in her path–and I’m addicted to her chaos.” ~Asher~

She is a storm. She has the potential to destroy everything in her path, but it is what she has had to do to survive. She might have a beautiful home, but that is just an appearance. Deep down, this girl is like a wounded animal. She has a tendency to lash out at others. She doesn’t think she can let anyone get too close to her, not even Delaney and Lennon. They can only get so far! She does this to keep herself from breaking into pieces she may never be able to put back together again. She really wants a relationship with Asher. He has proven himself to her time and time again. Yet, she has such a hard time relinquishing any control and putting her heart and sanity on the line.

Asher is a knight in shining armor if there ever was one! He does try to do the honorable thing and stay away from her, but he can’t. He is there every single time to rescue Tessa from her poor choices. He has his own issues of trust, but he is willing to put everything on the line for her. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a guy like that?

Despite Ashser’s support, Tessa has to make the decision to help herself. Asher takes the pain away momentarily, but it doesn’t last. 

“He’s the antidote to my pain. When I’m with him, everything fades away, but when I’m not, I drown in misery.” 

She has the power to determine what path in life she wants to take, but it won’t be easy. Lucky for her, she has an unbelievable support system. 

I was glad I got to see characters from previous books drop in and make appearances. They do play a part in Tessa’s journey. The addition of Colby, Asher’s best friend, also adds to her story. I loved Colby, and I hope at some point we get his story. 

Clayton gave her readers a book that isn’t just a story, it has the power to give someone hope and the ability to change lives. We learn through Tessa that pain doesn’ have to define you. You can overcome pretty much anything if you try. As she so eloquently puts it, “You are bigger than the things that happen to you.” It was just an incredible story of love and resilience. Another winner for Kelsey Clayton!!!!




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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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New Review: Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1) by Anna B. Doe

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Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1)

by Anna B. Doe

About the Book:

 

The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.

One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Anna B. Doe has crafted a beautiful, emotional read with Kiss to Conquer. I was mesmerized from the very first pages! 

Callie and Hayden knew each other back in high school, but the past tore them apart before they really ever had a chance to begin anything. It ended with Callie having major regrets and Hayden hating the girl who once held his heart. 

Fast forward years later, and these two will meet again. As you can imagine, it isn’t something either expected or even want. When old feelings emerge, things get even more complicated. 

Callie has come to Blairwood University hoping to begin her life again after she was involved in a devastating accident that took everything she held dear away. She is nothing like the girl Hayden knew, not by a long shot. Loss changed her in ways he could never imagine. To be fair to him, she wasn’t the most likeable person in high school as I saw in the flashbacks to their teen years. She was pretty self-centered, selfish, and cared about the trivial things in life…popularity. I like her much better now. 

Hayden has changed as well. It was almost like they switched personalities in a sense. He is now the most popular person on campus, and she shuns all attention. Although, Hayden wasn’t as self-centered as Callie was. Much of Hayden’s attitude is because of his painful past. I could definitely understand his dislike for Callie. Because of his good heart, he is able to forgive her for her past mistakes. 

Callie doesn’t believe she deserves a good life. She can’t seem to forgive herself for her past. With Hayden back in her life, she thinks happiness might just be a possibility. 

“But over time I accepted my destiny. Accepted the life I was forced to live without people I loved the most in it. But  I never started to dream again. Until now. Hayden…he makes me want to dream again. He makes me want to have a different future. Believe I can actually deserve it.”

Both Callie and Hendrix deserve all the happiness in the world, but it will NOT be easy. It seems life just keeps throwing them curveballs. They will have to fight for their HEA, and it will take both of them to do it!!! 

This is such a beautiful, emotional romance with some twists. Through this couple, Doe showed her readers that the past doesn’t have to define you.  I couldn’t help falling in love with Hendrix and Callie!!!! 




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Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.

 

She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

 

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New Review: Like You Hurt (Devilbend Dynasty #2) by Kaydence Snow

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Complex, angst-filled, unique, and HOT chemistry! Are you ready for Donna’s story?!

Donna

What kind of idiot gets on my bad side on his first day at my school? Hendrix Hawthorn is arrogant, cocky, infuriatingly attractive and clearly doesn’t realise I can make his life hell.

Which is exactly what I intend to do… until he shows up in the one place no one knows I go to – the one place that makes me feel alive. Now my reputation is in his hands, but I’ll be damned if I go down without a fight.

Hendrix

What kind of spoiled brat thinks I’ll just fall at her feet like the rest of these jerks? Donna Mead is a stone-cold bitch and I don’t want anything to do with her or her friends.

It’s bad enough I have to finish senior year at Fulton Academy – exactly the kind of place where I made the single biggest mistake of my life. I just want to keep my head down, get decent grades… until she shows up where she doesn’t belong. Now I can’t seem to stop myself from trying to prevent Donna from ruining her life like I did.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Like You Hurt is another winner from Kaydence Snow! 

I was really looking forward to reading Donna’s story, and it exceeded all my expectations!!! Donna is a very complex personality…Snow gave her multiple layers that she peeled back with each chapter. In the first book, Like You Care, Donna appeared to be in control and nothing seemed to bother her. Boy, was I in for a shock. Donna does like being in control, and people depend on her, yet she doesn’t have anyone to hold her up when she needs someone to lean on…that is until Hendrix shows up. 

Like Donna, Hendrix was quite the complex character too. He appears to be something he isn’t. Donna finds him arrogant and cocky, especially when he tells her he wants nothing to do with her or her little clique. However, there is so much people don’t know about him. He is carrying a huge burden of guilt with him, and he just wants to get through his senior year and move on. Too bad, Donna has gotten under his skin. He can’t seem to get the girl he should stay away from out of his mind. 

Like in the first book, Snow chose the perfect title. Hendrix and Donna are people who hurt, but for very different reasons. They seem to bring out both the worst and the best in each other. It just depends on what day of the week it is. There is a tremendous amount of push and pull with these two, but there has to be for the romance to be realistic for this couple. They are both extremely strong and independent characters. Yet, there are vulnerable sides to each other who find it hard to trust others with their emotions. 

Not only was this a steamy romance. The chemistry between them was HOT!!! As with the first book, there is some suspense as well that made the book even more difficult to put down.

This series just keeps getting better. Snow does a great job of drawing her readers in with her unique storylines and characters. Looking forward to more!!!!




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Kaydence Snow has lived all over the world but ended up settled in Melbourne, Australia. She lives near the beach with her husband and a beagle that has about as much attitude as her human.

She draws inspiration from her own overthinking, sometimes frightening imagination, and everything that makes life interesting – complicated relationships, unexpected twists, new experiences and good food and coffee. Life is not worth living without good food and coffee!

She believes sarcasm is the highest form of wit and has the vocabulary of a highly educated, well-read sailor. When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, planning when she can write next, or reading other people’s writing, she loves to travel and learn new things.

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New Review: Aggro by CoraLee June & Carrie Gray

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Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
The mystery of this murder will break us.

My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here.

One of them wants to use me.
The other wants to forget me.

Both of them make me feel alive.

We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost.

Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
Love will tear us apart.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Oh my gosh!!!! This is an AMAZING read!!!! It is in my top 10 of 2020!!! This is a book you need to read NOW!!!

This book has it all…romance, angst, steam, and mystery. All these elements come together seamlessly to make a book that you will not be able to put down. I was intrigued when I read the synopsis, but it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what occurs between the pages. 

Breeze, Violet, and Chase have been friends since childhood. Breeze grew up with loving parents. Twins, Violet and Chase, spent so much time at Breeze’s home because their parents are never around. Breeze lives in a charming but small home. Violet and Chase live in a mansion. Violet and Chase are always the center of attention, and Breeze tries to blend into the background. They shouldn’t even run in the same social circles, but their friendship works. 

Life is normal until it isn’t. In fact, their lives will never be the same again with news of Violet’s murder. Breeze and Chase make a promise to one another to find her killer. Chase wants to start with Kai, Violet’s boyfriend. They were definitely not the perfect couple. What Breeze didn’t expect was the complicated feelings she has for both Chase and Kai. 

Coralee June and Carrie Gray did a tremendous job on this book. It isn’t just a forbidden romance, but it’s about grief and survivor’s guilt. They take us through all the emotions that entails…from how we can make the person we lost a saint and then the feelings we have when we realize they weren’t…they were just human beings…not perfect but flawed.

I spent most of the night reading this…looking up and realizing how late it really was. But, it was worth every minute of sleep I lost!!!! I cannot wait until the next book!!!!




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Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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I have always loved to read. In kindergarten, I was the weird kid sitting in the reading nook by myself instead of trying to get more snacks. I’m excited to be putting my own voice on the page and watching a story I helped create come to life. I still love to read, but I also really like snacks.

I grew up in Chicago but recently moved back to the Dallas area where I live with my husband and son.

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I spent a year researching chimpanzees and gorillas while I was in Chicago and then I spent another two months on a chimpanzee sanctuary trying to convince headstrong chimps to cooperate. Pro tip – grapes are a pretty hot bargaining tool. They work wonders with my toddler too.

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New Review: Hard Pass (Trophy Boyfriends #1) by Sara Ney

Release Date: June 16
“Hard Pass.”

That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face. 

 

 



Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

 

 

 

 

“Pay Up.”

 

That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like.

 

 
I’m a professional athlete–how hard can playing the love game be?



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Oh my gosh!!!! This book right here is why I ADORE Sara Ney!!!! 

It had all the elements I have come to love about her….great characters, romance to make you swoon, and Ney’s trademark sense of humor.

I LOVED Noah and Miranda. Noah is a professional baseball player. He is young and already a huge success. Unlike his teammates, he is in it strictly for the game…not the money, women, or the attention. In fact, he hates the attention. He also doesn’t have the best self-esteem because of his past with females. Some weren’t very kind to him. It broke my heart sometimes because he didn’t see how really special he was. Fortunately, Miranda does show him how special he is. She is like a breath of fresh air. Like Noah, she is determined to succeed. I loved that she made him smile and forget about his self-confidence issues. This girl had the best sense of humor EVER!!!!!

Ney knows how to write a romance that gives you butterflies and warms your heart. The way that these two first meet was sweet and entertaining. From their first text messages, I could feel the chemistry between them. As they get to know one another, the chemistry just builds. It was the perfect combination of steam and sweetness. 

What makes Ney’s books so good is that her sense of humor comes through in her characters. The banter between Noah and Miranda was hysterical, and Noah’s friend, Wallace, just made the book. The friendship between him and Noah was the icing on the cake!!! I really, really hope he gets a chance to share his story with us. 

If you are looking for a quick read that you will finish in no time, you can’t get any better than this one!!!!





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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 
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Coming Home To Heritage Cove

 

Coming Home to Heritage Cove

by Helen J. Rolfe

About the Book: 

Welcome to Heritage Cove, the little village by the sea brimming with character, community and friendship, and the perfect place to fall in love this summer…

Melissa rushes back to Heritage Cove when Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, ends up in hospital. After an absence of five years, her return isn’t going to be easy, especially when she bumps into Harvey, the love of her life and the man she’s never been able to forget.

For reasons he couldn’t explain at the time, Harvey changed his mind about going with Melissa to start afresh as they’d planned, and life moved on for the both of them. But with Melissa back in the village and determined to stick around to help Barney, they can’t avoid each other forever. Melissa knows she let so many people down by staying away for so long, but she and Harvey blame each other for what happened and neither of them is willing to admit to being in the wrong.

When Barney insists on cancelling the Wedding Dress Ball, the charity fundraiser he holds every year in the stunning barn on his property, Melissa and Harvey realise they’re going to have to pull together. Otherwise the man they once knew might be gone forever. And when they unearth a secret Barney has never shared with anyone, they go in search of answers to not only ensure the ball runs this summer, but to bring back the Barney they know and love.

Back in the cove after all this time, Melissa gets to see the life she left behind and it’s time to deal with what it was that drove her away in the first place.

Beneath the summer sunshine in Heritage Cove, the sea sparkles, the heat rises and new love, reconciliations and the answers to an old love story could bring changes for everyone.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

What a charming, enjoyable read perfect for summer!!!

Melissa had planned on spending a staycation with her pilot fiance, Jay, since the two of them rarely see one another since she herself is a flight attendant. Now, she is rushing back to her home Heritage Cove. The man who has been like a father to her is in hospital, thankfully it isn’t anything serious. She has plans to make sure he is recuperating and returning back to London and her life as soon as she can. However, she hadn’t anticipated the complicated feelings that would arise returning to the place people know her best and the man, Harvey, who was supposed to be “the one.” 

I completely fell in love with the characters and the Heritage Cove. Both Melissa and Harvey were fantastic characters. They were complex and were by no means perfect. There was no bad person in their break-up. Harvey, for his own reasons, chose not to go with Melissa to start a new life together. Melissa hasn’t gotten over that. The two are completely stubborn, but they are also older and wiser and begin to maybe understand each other a little more. 

Melissa and Harvey team up together to persuade Barney to not cancel the event of the year, The Wedding Dress Ball. As they spend more time together, they begin to remember why they fell in love in the first place. I loved the flashbacks of the memories they shared. Her feelings are especially confusing since she has a fiance back in London, and she has to do some real soul-searching to determine what man truly holds her heart in his hands. 

Not only was this a second chance romance, but it was a journey of self-discovery for Melissa. She had to finally confront the complex emotions her parents’ deaths stirred in her. She also got to reconnect to the people who shaped so much of her life. 

This was a delightful read, full of charming characters, especially Barney. He seemed to be the heart and soul of the village. He had a gentle spirit and kind heart. I felt like I was a part of the village myself. I’m really looking forward to seeing the characters again in the next book in the series.




 

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Helen J Rolfe writes romantic fiction and contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community.

Location is a big part of the adventure in Helen’s books and she enjoys setting stories in different cities and countries where she thinks her readers might like to escape to.

Helen J Rolfe also writes for Orion Books under the name Helen Rolfe.

Born and raised in the UK, Helen graduated from University with a business degree and began working in I.T. This job took her over to Australia and it was there that she finally turned to what she loved and studied writing and journalism. She spent a while freelancing for women’s health and fitness magazines, volunteered with the PR department of a children’s hospital where she wrote articles and media releases, and eventually began writing fiction in 2011. And now, she thinks she may just have found her dream job.

Helen currently lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with her husband and their children.

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New Review: The Girl in the Love Song (Lost Boys #1) by Emma Scott

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The Girl in the Love Song (Lost Boys #1)

by Emma Scott 

 

About the Book

At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them the misfits, the outcasts, the weirdos. But most of us knew them as the Lost Boys…

The Girl in the Love Song, book one in the Lost Boys, an interconnected coming-of-age series of standalones, from USA Today bestselling author Emma Scott, is live!

Miller Stratton is a survivor. After a harrowing childhood of poverty, he will do anything it takes to find security for himself and his mom. He’s putting all his hopes and dreams in the fragile frame of his guitar and the beauty he creates with its strings and his soulful voice. 

Until Violet. 

No one expects to meet the love of their life at age thirteen. But the spunky rich girl steals Miller’s heart and refuses to give it back. 

Violet McNamara’s life hasn’t been as simple as it looks. Her picture-perfect family is not so perfect after all. Her best friend Miller is her one constant and she is determined not to ruin their friendship with romantic complications. 

But the heart wants what it wants. As Miller’s star begins to rise to stratospheric heights, what will it take for Violet to realize that she’s the girl in all of his love songs?

The Girl in the Love Song features two original songs written by Emma herself.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Top Read of 2020

All-Time Favorite Read 

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful, emotional love story!!! This is one of the best coming of age novels I have had the pleasure to read. 

 

Miller and Violet were soulmates. That much was evident from the first time the two met on her thirteenth birthday when she saw him outside her window. Although it took them a while to realize they belonged together, it was a wonderful journey to take with them. 

 

“In that instance–the length of a heartbeat–a lifetime passed between us. An understanding that her and I were inevitable. Fated. The boy with diabetes and the girl who was going to be a doctor. The girl with the romantic heart and the boy who wrote love songs.”

 

Miller and Violet were worlds apart. He was the poor, homeless boy who had dreams to become famous to make a more secure future for himself and his mother. Violet was the rich girl who had dreams of becoming a doctor. Neither suspected the night they met would determine their destinies. A sweet friendship developed between them until they realized the feelings they had for one another ran so much deeper. This was the point of the book that the friction and push and pull between them began as well as complications and misunderstandings. However, they always made their way back to one another. 

 

One thing that made the book so special were the characters themselves. Emma Scott created such complex and unique characters in Miller and Violet. Miller was not the usual hero. Several things made him different. He had such a painful past, and it did color how he looked at relationships…but, he was such a good guy and so sensitive and loyal. Others at school saw him as the homeless boy with no future, but Violet always saw him as so much more.. He never let his diabetes determine who he was either. His loyalty and love to Violet made me love him even more. 

 

Violet was just as strong as Miller. Yes, she came from an entirely different background than him, but her family wasn’t perfect either. Her once loving parents spend so much time now yelling at one another. Miller is her solace and peace. Like Miller, she won’t let anything get in the way of her dreams of becoming a doctor. She is as loyal to Miller as he is to her. 

 

The romance was full of angst and push and pull. However, it didn’t overwhelm the story, and there had to be a degree of angst to make the book as good as it was. For me, that made their love even stronger. I liked that they both were able to give us their own perspectives. One of my favorite things was reading her diary entries…they were so sweet. 

 

I am so glad this is going to be a series. I loved the friendship between the lost boys….Miller, Ronan, and Holden. Each have their secrets, and I can’t wait to hear their stories. 

 

On one last note, Scott touched on so many subjects…bullying, domestic violence, poverty, homelessness, and juvenile diabetes, yet she connected them all so seamlessly. On top of that, the lyrics she created for Miller were incredible. When you read her author’s note in the end, you will know her heart and soul were put into this book making it such an emotional and beautiful read!!!!




 

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Emma Scott is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and heroes with a heart of gold, you will enjoy her novels.

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Tangled in Ivy by Ashley Farley Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway (Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card (Open INT)

Tangled In Ivy

Tangled in Ivy

by Ashley Farley

 

About the Book:

From the bestselling author of Sweet Tea Tuesdays comes a story of true love that spans decades.

Lillian Alexander’s father is dying of cancer. When he rambles on in a morphine-delirium, Lillian can’t ignore the feeling he’s trying to tell her something. At his funeral days later, she encounters ghosts from her past who stir long-suppressed memories from the day her mother died twenty-seven years ago. Why, if her mother’s death was an accident, does Lillian harbor guilt, as though she were somehow to blame?

When Lillian and her twin sister, Layla, learn the Stoney family fortune is gone, Lillian fights to save her ancestral home on Charleston’s prestigious East Battery. Desperate to resolve her money problems and get answers to her questions about the past, she tears her father’s study apart in search of clues. She discovers a thumb drive in a hollowed-out hardback copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls. The thumb drive, marked For Lillian in his handwriting, contains her father’s memoir. Secluded in the family’s cottage on Wadmalaw Island, she immerses herself in her father’s account of his stormy relationship with her mother. What she learns sets her on a journey of self-discovery.

Tangled in Ivy is a tale of tortured souls and southern family dysfunction.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Tangled in Ivy is hands-down one of my top reads of ALL-TIME!!!

The book opens with Lillian saying good-bye to her beloved father after his battle with cancer.   Her twin sister arrives but too late even though she had been calling her for days. This is just one more thing to add more animosity and friction between the two of them. It’s funny that Lillian has never felt the twin bond she has always heard about. Not long after her father’s funeral and learning that their entire fortune is gone, Lillian goes searching for answers, especially when she finds a letter left to her from her father. She never expects the answers she finally finds. 

This was such a unique read. It was a story within a story. It’s Lillian’s story, but for her to be able to discover things about herself, she has to read the story of her father and mother. And, my what a story that is!!!! The plot twists wouldn’t stop! It was exciting to see where the story was going to go next. 

It is also a complex story of family and what it really means to be family. Lillian comes to learn a great deal about herself and the reason why she has the complicated relationship she has with her sister. 

Farley is a wonderful writer, but she is also a storyteller. She definitely knows how to tell a story. I am always a fan of fiction based in Charleston because I was raised there, and she captures the special essence that is the South Carolina Lowcountry. I live elsewhere now, but I will always be a South Carolina girl at heart! This was indeed a love letter to the Lowcountry! She took me back home even if just for a little while. 

I highly recommend reading this gem of a book! It took me longer than usual to read this book, but not because it was a slow-moving book that didn’t hold my interest….it was because it WAS SO GOOD!!!! I didn’t want to rush it because I was so immersed in the storyline, the characters, and the setting. I wanted to savor it until the very end!!!! Excellent, excellent read!!!!




 

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Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her bestselling Sweeney Sisters series has touched the lives of many.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, where she still calls home. Through the eyes of her characters, she captures the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kindhearted folk with lazy drawls that make the area so unique. For more information, visit http://www.ashleyfarley.com

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Time Out by Emma Murray Blog Tour with Review

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Time Out

by Emma Murray

 

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‘It’s just a phase,’ they said. ‘These are the happiest years of your life,’ they said…

Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.

Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane.

When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?

Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect antidote to all those parenting bibles that bear absolutely no relation to real life. The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…

 




Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

A funny, witty, and realistic look at motherhood!!!!

Saoirse had dreams of being a writer. She has achieved that goal…partially…she is a ghostwriter. She dreams that one day she will have her own name on a book. Until then, her job brings in money, and she is a mother to the precocious Anna and wife to the OCD David. Her best friend, Bea, who is a single mother is her only saving grace. She definitely can’t count on the snooty moms in the online group, Vale Mums. 

Her dreams of having her own book may be coming to fruition. Her agent wants her to write a pitch for a book, and she is shocked when she discovers it is about motherhood. As her life spirals out of control, she decides to take a time out in Ireland. She is hoping this will help her write her pitch and figure out the direction her marriage is going. 

Emma Murray’s look into motherhood is funny and brutally honest. I think a lot of women can relate to Saoirise’s deep thoughts. It has been a while since I have been the mother of a toddler, and those were some of the happiest yet hardest and most tiring days of my life. 

This is a book that a great many mothers can relate too…from being exhausted to dealing with judgmental mothers. It also speaks to our need to connect with others in our communities and how we have replaced that with social media! 

This is a must read for all mothers no matter what age your children are!!!!




 

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Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.

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New Review: Sweet Spot by Rebecca Jenshak

Sweet Spot by Rebecca Jenshak is LIVE and FREE in KU!

A hot-headed college golfer falls for her swing coach in this fun and sexy sports romance.

Lincoln Reeves may be a pro golfer and revered swing coach, but when I meet him, he is just one more person telling me I’m not good enough.
So, I do what any girl in my position would do. I tell him to get lost and take his arrogant, annoying smirk with him. I never expect to see him again. I certainly don’t expect to run into him that same night after one too many tequila shots.
Turns out that he’s kind of a big deal. Okay, fine, a really big deal. In fact, he might be the one person who can take my game to the next level.
Convincing him to help will be difficult.
Not throwing my club at his handsome face when he makes me work harder than I thought humanly possible will be excruciating.
But not falling for him will be the hardest thing of all.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

 

What a great slow burn, age-gap sports romance!!!!

I’m a huge fan of sports romance, and I fell in love with this one. It had a great plot, great characters, and the romance struck the perfect combination of sweet and sexy!

Keira is a talented athlete, but her college golf coach doesn’t see it. He just wants results and is only too happy to reap the attention when his athletes are performing well. When Keira doesn’t perform like her coach wants, he ignores her. Enter Lincoln Reeves…a pro golfer and well-respected swing coach. He offers her some advice…only she sees it as criticism. Some misunderstandings ensue, but once those are resolved, Lincoln becomes the one who can take her on to the next level. It is clear from the beginning these two have some intense chemistry. The line between coach and athlete begins to blur…..

I really thought the plot was great and was fast moving even though the romance was a slow burn one. This was one of those books that I was able to finish in one sitting!!! Part of the reason it was such a great read was because of the characters of Keira and Lincoln. I loved the fact that it wasn’t only the male that was the athlete….it was the female. Keira was so relatable. She was incredibly talented, but she dealt with some self-confidence issues, no thanks to her jerk college coach. Lincoln was so supportive of her, and he never cared that she was in the spotlight. His pride leapt off the pages. 

Like I said, this was a slow-burn romance. The chemistry was there, but there were some things working against them….their age gap. However, they were so similar that I forgot about it unless it was referenced in the book. Lincoln was wary of romance because of his work life. He was driven to make his business a success, and I liked that Keira was showing him to have more of a balance. Like I said, these two were perfect together. 

I have read Rebecca Jenshak before, and she just keeps getting better with each book. On a side note, Lincoln’s grandmother could have her own book! What a character!!!!




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Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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