Real Dirty – Book Review

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By Meghan March
Audio Book Narrated by Elena Wolfe & Sebastian York

 

I have everything a guy could want—a new single burning up the charts, more money than a man could spend, and a woman I’m planning to marry.

Until she doesn’t show up for my proposal.

The life I thought was so perfect, isn’t.

The guy who thought he had everything, doesn’t.

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Immortal Billionaire – Book Review

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Immortal Billionaire by Jane Goodman

Publisher:  Harlequin Nocturne
Published: November 1,  2016
Genres:  Paranormal Romance
Connie Lacey is running and hiding from a stalker, the same person responsible for her attack and mother’s murder four years ago. She cannot risk him getting to her. So when billionaire Sylvester de Leon invited her to spend thirty days on his private island she readily accepted. Her expectations from accepting this offer was protection from her stalker. What she did not expect was her explosive reaction to the enigmatic Sylvester de Leon.

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Hometown Girl – Book Review

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Courtney Walsh returns with a hopeful and emotional new book about seizing second chances, finding yourself, and forging your own path.

B eth Whitaker isn’t supposed to be a small-town girl. She’s always dreamed of leaving Willow Grove, Illinois, for the big city, but she feels trapped, struggling to make up for a mistake that’s haunted her for years. Just when Beth is finally ready to break free, her sister impulsively buys a beloved but run-down farm on the outskirts of town, and she begs Beth to help with the restoration. Reluctantly, Beth agrees to help—and puts her own dreams on hold once again.

Drew Barlow hasn’t been back to Fairwind Farm since he was a boy, and he’s spent all these years trying to outrun the pain of a past he thought he buried long ago. When he learns that the owner has passed away, his heart knows it’s finally time to do the right thing. Returning to Willow Grove, Drew revisits the old farm, where he attempts to piece together his memories and the puzzle of the crime he witnessed so long ago.

Both on a journey to find peace, Beth and Drew are surprised when they begin to experience a restoration of their own. But when long-buried secrets break through the soil and the truth unfurls, will it threaten their budding relationship—and the very future of the farm?

 

GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Waterfall Press
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2017
PAGES: 382

 

“For once in your life, what if you did something completely unexpected?”

First, that cover. Is it not adorable? I fell in love with it right away.

Then when I found out that Courtney Walsh based the setting of Hometown Girl on my favorite apple orchard on the planet? I was all in.

And then I started reading … and couldn’t stop. Walsh’s engaging writing voice and beautiful way with words immediately immerses you into the story. Before you know it, you’re mentally stopping off for a pastry at Butler’s where you’ll of course chat with Beth and Callie. You’ll want to wrap your arms through the pages and give Beth a huge hug. You’ll find yourself laughing at Molly’s exuberance – and that rascally sheep! You will probably find yourself craving apple cider in any form – straight, with caramel and whipped cream, baked in a donut, hot, cold, whatever. You may also catch yourself keeping an eye out for Drew’s truck…and yeah, Drew himself.

This is a story that makes you part of the family, part of the orchard cleanup, part of the surprise (and very well-crafted) suspense thread. The scene with Beth and the chapel, the prayer journal – that particularly touched a note in my heart. Such a special & meaningful addition to the story.

She held in her hands the prayers of generations.
But more than anything, I loved the theme of finding yourself & what you were created to do. Birdie’s character not only added a bit of quirk to the story but she also added a heap of homespun – and true – wisdom.

…if you do what you were made to do, then you’ll find the peace you’ve been looking for. You can’t work for it, you know. You just have to rest in it.
And can we just talk about Drew and Beth’s first kiss? Whew. Goodness. Still fanning.

There’s something deep down within us, isn’t there, that just wants to be known?
Bottom Line: Hometown Girl is sweet, romantic, witty, and inspirational. A vivid setting, engaging characters, compelling suspense, and a tender theme of purpose and peace. Courtney Walsh has become one of my new favorite authors, and this latest novel reminds me ‘why’ all over again! I really want to read more from these characters and this community. A must-read, no matter the season!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 4 / Keep those fans and fainting couches handy!

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Editorial Review – Walking Through Fire

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Title: Walking Through Fire

Author: C. J. Bahr

Genre: Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal

The first in a paranormal romance series, Walking Through Fire sets a tone for adventure, mishap, and spicy romance. This book covers Laurel Saville’s story as she visits northern Scotland on the heels of a messy breakup. Her best friend, Beth, has a bed-and-breakfast there which she shares with her husband, Grant, but Laurel’s never had a chance to visit until now.

But her arrival is a bit untimely. She’s come during the Primrose Festival, which is when Simon MacKay’s ghost supposedly returns to her very room. Some say he comes looking for Jacobite gold, the very gold he’d killed his father over, while others claim he doesn’t exist.

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Vampire for Christmas – Book Review

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Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
Publisher:  Dark Rose Publishing
Published: November 2,  2010
Genres:  Paranormal Romance
Pages: 91

 

What the Story is about.
The story introduces Rafe a vampire/vampire hunter and Shannon a demon hunter. They have worked together for two years. Their relationship was unconventional has Shannon hates vampires.  A vampire killed her family several years ago and since then she made it her mission to destroy them. As such, being partnered with one did not sit well with her.

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Free Manuscript Critique Comes to AWP Writers Club

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Hi all!

To let everyone know, free partial manuscript critique is now a benefit of A Writer’s Path Writers Club. Here is the page for the free services, accessed only by active members:

https://ryanlanz.com/writers-club-free-services/

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We’re adding new free services all the time. In fact, I just added free query editing, free proposal editing, and free manuscript editing today.

If you’re not a current member, check out our club!

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Chasing Christmas Eve – Book Review

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Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #4
Publisher:  Avon
Published: September 26,  2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384

 

I have followed the Heartbreaker Bay series from the beginning.  From that moment I became invested in the lives of the characters featured and was eager for each of them to get their happily ever after. When I discovered this would be Spence’s story I was eager to dive into this one. Having been fascinated by Spence from the previous books and given my experience with the previous books I had high expectations for Chasing Christmas Eve.

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Christmas at Gate 18 – Book Review

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Supermodel Rory Gray just wants to go home. After wrapping up a three-day high-fashion photo shoot overseas, she’s exhausted and ready for the holiday. A holiday that involves Hollywood parties, air-kissing the industry elite, and a whole lot of fakeness…but whatever. Once she gets through that torture, she’ll head to her beloved Seattle and the life of anonymity she misses so much. In less than twenty-four hours, she’ll be there.

Colt Ross has spent the past six months detaching himself from the Hollywood world he grew up in, and home is the last place he wants to be. But he’s been called back by his overbearing father for reasons he can only imagine. Likely reasons that involve taking over the family corporation or fund raising among Hollywood elite—something Colt has no interest in being part of.

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