Danielle Jacks brought the thought processes of the two main characters in her novel to life wonderfully. Solomon (Sol) summed up his point of view after an injury left him unable to continue as a firefighter by saying, “Being a hero means nothing without the firehouse.” His former mentee, Ember, has an infatuation with Sol. She tells him, “You’re not my hero because you’ve saved lives. You’re my hero because you inspire me to be better.” The story begins with Sol seeing a therapist, who turns out to be Ember’s aunt, to help him deal with issues that have caused him to drink alcohol frequently. It follows the relationship between Sol and Ember, with alternating perspectives from these two main characters. Burned by Fire: Book 4 has the perfect amount of angst, character development, and even a few spicy scenes!
This book is so sweet, cute, and romantic. Bonus is you get three almost four stories in one. First story the couple is set up by the book store owner. She swaps their packages on purpose so that they will have to seek each other out and exchange their purchases.
Second couple is a divorced couple who still love each other very much and the matchmaker bookstore owner does what she can to meddle and get them back together again.
The third part in this book is the Book store owners own happily ever after.
All three of these stories are intertwined and the females all become very close friends. This is a great light hearted read that is just a real feel good story.
He’s a hot Italian celebrity who wants the American dream. She’s a romance author whose career is in a slump. They strike a business deal to help each other get what they want. When sparks fly, neither may get what they bargained for and both may end up with broken hearts.
My life is vanilla.
Devoid of excitement. Lacking in passion.
What kind of romance author doesn’t even know what passion feels like?
My career is plummeting.
Most people aren’t even aware of my existence.
He sees me.
He’s everything I thought I could never have; passionate, adventurous, intellectually fulfilling.
He’s also famous, making him untouchable to a nobody like me.
He offers me a deal to save my career.
As the deal plays out, flames ignite that can’t be doused.
Will I pay the price of a broken heart to get my career back on track?
My life is on display for the world to judge.
I show them what I want and nothing more.
She sees me.
She sees beyond what I show.
She’s everything I’ve always wanted; kind, loving, and pure of heart.
She’s also unattainable on every level.
She holds the key to my future.
My American dream in Hollywood.
I offer a deal to help us both.
Will it come at a cost higher than I bargain for?
My heart is on the line now.
And there’s no going back.
~ AMAZON ~
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Debbie Cromack is a contemporary romance author who writes romantic, emotionally raw love stories with a lot of heart and a hint of steam. Her characters are realistic, flawed, and people you’d want to get to know. She’s been called the master of the SLOW BURN.
After spending 25+ years in corporate America, being the CEO of an event decorating company, and then an online business coach, she tried her hand at writing romance novels, publishing her debut novel at the age of 50, and has been writing ever since.
Fun facts: 1) She lived in Taiwan for ten years, 2) Her undergraduate degree is in psychology/sociology/anthropology with a minor in corporate communications and her MBA is in marketing…NONE of which help her in her author career, and 3) You’ll almost never hear her say the word, “hate” or the phrase, “It’s hard.”
When life has you down or feeling frantic, she challenges you to ask yourself, “Is this serving me?” And if the answer is, “No,” do your best to set it free and let it go.
She’s an Amazon international bestselling author and has been featured in Forbes.
The Personal Side of Debbie:
She has a bunny named Nutmeg, who’s quite the little snuggler. She also has two Nigerian dwarf goats, Patches and Tiny Tim, and many chickens.
She does her best to eat healthy and organic however, she does have a wicked sweet-tooth for chocolate and tries to only indulge on special occasions. Her biggest indulgence…hot cocoa!!
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Body Checked is the second book in the Astoria Bay Thunder series, and as with the first book, I loved it!!!
This time Bridger and Tia are sharing their road to HEA with us. They were introduced to us in the first book. Bridger is a teammate of Levi’s, and Tia is Brynn’s best friend. The fireworks between them were evident in the first book. Now, we get to see what was really happening that weekend of the calendar photo shoot. Levi and Brynn obviously weren’t the only ones having extra fun.
Bridger and Tia are both trying to change the course of their present lives due to mistakes in their pasts. So, hooking up wouldn’t be such a great idea, but the sexual chemistry is just too much to resist. They agree to a no strings, purely physical fling for just the weekend. Who knew the pull would go much deeper than just sex? Would they be able to overcome their pasts to have a happy future together?
Both Bridger and Tia made some really bad decisions in their pasts, and both are still paying for them, although Tia’s situation is more sinister. Both are complete opposites of Levi and Brynn, but they had the same kind hearts as their teammate and best friend. I really enjoyed getting to know them better. They were both complex and complicated, and I loved how Cartwright peeled back each layer with perfect timing.
Cartwright does indicate that parts of the storyline correlate with the first book, but there is also a good bit of the story that occurs before and after that weekend. In addition, it was interesting witnessing the weekend through their eyes. As with the first book, the author completely pulled me in and I was under her spell until the very last page. Looking forward to more in the series!
The Happily Ever Bookstore by Bernadette Marie is a wonderful soft romance. It follows the love story of three different couples through a few weeks of time. The overarching theme of love at first sight makes the perfect backdrop for a evening at home reading with a candle. The interwoven stories allow the reader to really settle in. Just a perfect book if you want something to really give you a true love, happy ever after boost. I loved it.
Reviewed by @whisperhymer
If you’ve been in a reading funk lately, like me, it’s been hard to find a book to catch and hold your attention. Let me tell you, THIS is the author and book to cure you. This author has a way with words and story development that will keep you awake all night reading until you’re finished. I’m not in high school anymore, yet this brought me right back there, with the drama, bullying, hormonally-driven emotions, irrational thinking, and questionable decisions. The characters were easy to relate to, and I really liked how the author nailed the different social classes and styles. Nathan and Holly both went through a rollercoaster that is high school, with a twist. Great coming of age story. I must say, I would love to read more on Gothlet!
I have read a few different books from this author and absolutely have loved and enjoyed every single one. And this book was no different than the rest.
Right away from the start this book had me wanting to keep reading, it sucked me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. Nathan as a character was very secretive, and never to except the expected with him. I absolutely loved how holly was a very well caring and sweetheart of a character. But can holly still be in love with a man like Nathan? I absolutely loved the way the author wrote in the way the characters made choices to better themselves.
The plot for this book progressed which was so entertaining and well developed was not able to put it down. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more. It was enthralling, emotional, love, suspenseful, it keep me intrigued and could not put it down, a wonderful read all around.
I’m a sucker for second chance romances, and I LOVED this one by CJ Cartwright!
Levi and Brynn were once star-crossed lovers, and they were destined for a wonderful life together. But, circumstances and some manipulation by others, ended their romance ended ten years ago. They were just young two kids on the cusp of adulthood. Despite the heartbreak, they both thought that first love would diminish with time, but when the two inadvertently meet again, they quickly realize how very wrong they were. As they spend time together, and those old feelings flare again, could this be a new start for them?
Brynn and Levi are the type of characters I fall for hook, line, and sinker. Brynn has been looking for her own freedom for a long time, just not from her ex-husband, but her family as well. None of them believed she could be independent and follow her dreams. Despite all of that, she proved them wrong. I admired her perseverance and determination to achieve her goals.
Levi, himself, had a tough life but in a different sense than Brynn did. But, just like her, he was determined to make his dreams of becoming a pro hockey player a reality. Both had such wonderful hearts, I could really see why they were so perfect together.
My favorite books are those that completely capture your attention, the ones that you can’t stop reading until you reach the end, but hate telling the characters good-bye. I loved the story that Cartwright gave me. It was the perfect balance of steam and an emotional romance, complete with a great cast of secondary characters.
This is the type of book to sweep you right off your feet and into the lives of both characters to be a fly on the wall in their story. It was romantic, funny at times, but most of all charming as it teased you with these two falling in love but doing so naturally and innocent. Pretty easy to read and straight to the point. Entertaining till the last page with characters you can’t help but fall in love with. By having read previous works of the author’s I highly recommend this one and many more.
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