His to Defend

His to Defend

Confession: I am not usually into novels about shifters but Elena Aitken writes the best, sexiest series in the Bears of Grizzly Ridge series. The trials and tribulations of a force of love too strong to deny is the theme for His to Defend. Compounding the matter for sifter Ryker is that the woman he cannot deny is human, a rule breaker for the Grizzly code. Nina, the human, is drawn to Ryker in a way she has never experienced. If it is truly meant to be, even after all of Ryker’s mistakes, it will be.

Love-Lines

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I really loved this novel! Fordham Price is a book promoter thrown the opportunity to pull together a book about the experiences people have with online dating. But, the book is in shambles along with her life. Her crummy ex-husband is no help at all. Her young daughter could use more mom time. Love? There’s no time for love.

She finds the perfect example of love found but lost in a random submission. It is this submission that keeps her going, wishing she could meet the man that sent it in. Life continues on and up and down course, challenging her daily and testing her ability to put together a book, be with her daughter and avoid her daughter’s handsome, single principal.

Husband Material

Husband Material

Husband Material is an extremely captivating novel that puts an algorithm reliant woman in a conundrum of finding true love. Using a dating/mating program she wrote, Charlotte is out to find true, one and forever love, love based on numbers, patterns and likelihood of matching rather than on chemistry. It all looks good until her deceased husband’s best friend re-enters her life and begins to disrupt the flow of information she programs. Charlotte has to weigh numbers vs. chemistry.

The Secrets that Lie Within

The Secrets That Lie Within

I found The Secrets that Lie Within to be an okay book, not a favorite and a very slow read. It never felt like it was going to pick up speed or completely capture my interest. After seven chapters, I honestly turned to the back of the book just to see where it was heading.

Stone Bridges

Stone Bridges

Stone Bridges is a lovely, slow paced read that allows you to absorb all the events and thoughts that happen when two unlikely people are falling in love. There are a lot of characters to place but Ms. Neggers gives you a list of whom they are and where they fit in the series. It’s a nice touch.

The Shadow Between Us

Shadow Between Us

Mental, consuming flashbacks of a terrible car accident haunt Olivia in this heart grabbing story. Each page brings shadowy information on the circumstances that drove her to take a break from her life and her marriage. Meeting horribly disfigured war veteran Ned and listening to his philosophies may be the key to Olivia’s finally healing.

It is a touching novel filled with sadness and revelations that will reach your heart.

 

Gracie’s Secret

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I honestly could barely make it through Gracie’s Secret because, for me, it was too depressing and just plain sad. I did not find myself wanting to continue until the end but did any way out of duty. Not a favorite at all.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Unforgettable You

Unforgettable You

I really liked this novel. I found myself feeling deeply for Jada and for her tumultuous relationship with her unforgiving, accusing mother and Jada’s desire to reunite with her lost love, Maddox. The pull on Jada to do what’s right for herself, for her daughter and for her relationship with her mother is well written, conveying Jada’s deep angst and doubts.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry Not Sorry

Charlotte finds a dating podcast and decides to follow the challenges of the caster to some great and some not so great adventures. I did not find the book to be funny as purported by the blurbs for it. Most of the parts about Charlotte’s life are disagreeable: her best friend becomes very remote, her new roommate has stalker troubles, her new man is married, and her boss is an overbearing tyrant.

It is a good book to read but not in the funny, laugh out loud vein.