Posts Categorized: Book Review

Sep 20 2016
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Bossy Flossy by Paulette Bogan – Children's Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

Bossy Flossy by Paulette Bogan – Children's Book Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

Bossy Flossy by Paulette Bogan
Henry Holt and Co.
July 19, 2016
Children’s Book
Age Range: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3

Flossy is the bossiest girl around. She’s bossy at home and she’s bossy in school. She’s bossy with her friends, and sometimes she’s even bossy to her teacher! Well-meaning Flossy doesn’t understand why no one will listen to her.

Then Flossy meets Edward, a boy who is just as bossy as Flossy. But the collision of these two strong-willed forces has a surprising result: they learn how to be a friend.

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Sep 17 2016
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Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair #Review @MarinaEAdair

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair #Review @MarinaEAdair

Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Marina Adair features one of my favorite romance tropes: enemies to lovers. I couldn’t wait to visit St. Helena and get to know these characters, especially the sexy DeLuca brothers. Regan and Holly are such a lovely little family, and my heart was on edge waiting for their HEA.

Marina pens a holiday romance that had me laughing, cursing and crying. When the hero & the heroine are stubborn, sparks are sure to fly. This hot Christmas love story left me with a smile on my face~and a desire to never leave St. Helena. 🙂 I will be reading the next in this series soon. If you love hot holiday romances with characters who are feisty …

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Sep 05 2016
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Good as Gone by Amy Gentry – #Review

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry – #Review

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry is a fast-paced read. The first part of the book, I was totally sucked in~I didn’t want to put it down until I finished. Around a third of the way into the story, things seemed to get confusing. There were chapters interspersed that were told from differing points of view. I struggled a bit through the middle of the book because of this~however, I still wanted to finish the book. The last part of the book was really well done. I liked how the story unfolded, and we were able to understand it more layer by …

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Sep 04 2016
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Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes – Guest Post + Giveaway @tonyakappes11

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes – Guest Post + Giveaway @tonyakappes11

Betting Off Dead by Tonya Kappes
Spies and Spells Book 2
Krew Publishing
August 29, 2016
182 Pages

And they’re off!

Gambling on horse racing is Kentucky’s number one sport but when Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred picked to win the Derby, Rails and Nails, ends up poisoned, SKUL special agent Mick Jasper and rookie witch Maggie Park, who keeps her witch powers a secret, are called in to investigate a world of illegal gambling where a run for the roses can prove to be deadly.

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Aug 30 2016
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The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox

The Crêpes of Wrath by Sarah Fox is the first book in the new Pancake House Mystery series. The seaside town setting was delightful and had me wanting to pack up and head to Wildwood Cove for a visit. Marley heads to Wildwood Cove to help her older cousin Jimmy out with his Flip Side Pancake House restaurant as he recovers from pneumonia. After Jimmy’s suspicious death, Marley vows to find out what happened to her beloved cousin.

This was a great start to a cozy mystery series. It had many elements that I love in a cozy:

Enjoyable main character
Fun, sometimes quirky, supporting characters
Food!
A hint of romance
A great mystery!

Marley quickly became one of my favorite cozy characters. I …

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Aug 17 2016
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Review

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Review

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

***3.25 Stars***

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been one of the most talked about books since it was released. I initially requested the audiobook through the library when the book first came out. I began listening to it, but, due to the changing POVs, I found it difficult to follow as an audiobook. So, I sent it back. A year goes by and I finally requested the hardcover of the book through the library. But, I had several other books out at the time, as well as reviews due on my blog, so I didn’t get the …

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Aug 12 2016
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Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse – Review, Interview + Giveaway

Midsummer Night's Mischief by Jennifer David Hesse – Review, Interview + Giveaway

1) What does your writing space look like?
At the moment, it’s not very pretty! I work at an old beat-up computer desk in a home office I share with my husband and 13-year-old daughter. But I plan to smarten up the space with fresh paint and a new desk as soon as we finish building my husband’s new office in our basement. Can’t wait!

2) Do you write on a schedule or whenever inspiration strikes?
I used to be more of an inspiration-based writer, but now that I have a publishing contract with real deadlines I need to be more disciplined. I also have a day job, so my writing schedule is somewhat predetermined by the hours left in …

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Aug 07 2016
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Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris Review #BehindClosedDoors #ad

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris Review #BehindClosedDoors #ad

This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martins Press. My review was not influenced by this.

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
Available August 9, 2016 from St. Martin’s Press

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace …

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Aug 04 2016
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Hitched by Kendall Ryan – Volume One #Review @KendallRyan1

Hitched by Kendall Ryan – Volume One #Review @KendallRyan1

Hitched by Kendall Ryan is a steamy story released in three parts this summer. I was so caught up in Noah and Olivia’s story from the very first page. Noah and Olivia have grown up together. Their fathers owned a business, and, wanting to ensure they stay together (and the business stays in the families), their fathers require them to marry in order to be co-CEOs of the company.

Noah and Olivia are both driven, passionate individuals. But where Noah is passionate about people, Olivia is passionate about her work. Olivia is unsure of herself around people (and in relationships), but Noah is strong, sexy and confident. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts, and swept me along with it. I …

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Jul 27 2016
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Murder on the Mother Road by Glenn Nilson – Review, Interview + Giveaway

Murder on the Mother Road by Glenn Nilson – Review, Interview + Giveaway

1) Describe your writing space.

I write on a laptop in order to be able to write any where. I have an upstairs office in our home in New York, but I often set up my laptop on a table on the porch or back deck downstairs. We have a big maple tree in our yard and our house sits on a trout stream. I enjoy glancing at the wildlife from time to time. I do pretty much the same thing in Florida. I can often look up and discover a tall heron or a couple of limpkins walking along the canal or perching on our patio furniture.

2) What influences your writing?

I was a sociologist in one of …

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