No Ordinary Christmas | Belle Calhoune | Book Review

No Ordinary Christmas is the first book of a new series set in Mistletoe Maine. Mistletoe is the home of Hollywood actor Dante West and he has come back home to film his newest movie. He had returned home to help the local economy but also to make amends with the people he hurt whenContinue reading “No Ordinary Christmas | Belle Calhoune | Book Review”

Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café | Jessica Redland | Book Review

Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café is the newest book written by Jessica Redland. I had previously read a few of her “Whitsboro Bay” series and had enjoyed them. When I saw this new book on Netgalley I couldn’t resist requesting it and diving into another seaside romance. Especially since it was set during Christmas time.Continue reading “Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café | Jessica Redland | Book Review”

Like Cats and Dogs | Kate McMurray | Book Review

Like Cats and Dogs is the first book in the new Whitman Street Cat Café series by Kate McMurray. It is a romantic comedy set in a small town that has a cat café. The cat café is located right next door to the local vet office. When the new vet Caleb comes to town,Continue reading “Like Cats and Dogs | Kate McMurray | Book Review”

When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting | Book Review

When Sparks Fly is the newest contemporary romance written by Helena Hunting. Believe it or not, it is actually the first book that I have read by her. I have heard her name often, and even have a couple of her previous books on my shelf but, for some reason have never picked them up.Continue reading “When Sparks Fly | Helena Hunting | Book Review”

Draw Me Close | Nicole Michaels | Book Review

Draw Me Close is the final book in the Heart and Crafts series by Nicole Michaels. This has become one of my favorite series and I love that it ends on such a positive note. In both Start Me Up and Win Me Over, you get a little glimpse into Lindsey and Derek’s history. YetContinue reading “Draw Me Close | Nicole Michaels | Book Review”

A Stardance Summer | Emily March | Book Review

A Stardance Summer is one of the Eternity Springs novels written by Emily March. I have read of few of these stories. Some I liked. Others just weren’t my cup of tea. The premise of all of these stories is usually the same – two broken souls are brought together in the “magical” Eternity SpringsContinue reading “A Stardance Summer | Emily March | Book Review”

Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review

Battle of the Bands is an anthology of sixteen stories all about a high school battle of the bands. Each of these stories is filled with the magic of music, the drama of high school, and the power of a wild, fun, good time. It was all so much fun and brought me back toContinue reading “Battle of the Bands | Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith | Book Review”

Christmas in Eternity Springs | Emily March | Audiobook Review

WHY DID I LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS IN ETERNITY SPRINGS BY EMILY MARCH? Christmas in Eternity Springs has been on my holiday TBR for several years. I had originally received an ARC to read back in 2016 but, never actually read it. Honestly, I’ve had a mixed relationship with the Eternity Springs series by Emily March.Continue reading “Christmas in Eternity Springs | Emily March | Audiobook Review”

In A Holidaze | Christina Lauren | Book Review

In A Holidaze is a book that was on my holiday TBR list last year but, I never actually read it. So, I knew when I was doing a Christmas in July feature here on the blog that this was one book I had to read. From page one, I was brought into a funContinue reading “In A Holidaze | Christina Lauren | Book Review”

The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review

When I first heard about The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa I have to admit that it didn’t seem like my cup of tea. Although it had two of my favorite troupes at the center of it – hate to love relationship and pseudo-dating – I was struck by the fact that the perceivedContinue reading “The Worst Best Man | Mia Sosa | Book Review”

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