Perfectly Played is such a great read. If you are looking for a fun light hearted book to read this book is the one for you. In this book you have Flora who is a flower shop owner who decides as she is walking down the aisle in Vegas that she does not want to marry Tom who is her long term boyfriend. As she bolts from the chapel she literally runs into Dean who is an ex baseball player who is there to marry his long term girlfriend Evelyn. Little did they know that chance meeting would change both of their lives. As Dean is prepared to walk down the aisle he receives news that his girlfriend has changed her mind about the wedding and is not coming. Later that night while wanting to drink and forget about their rough day both Dean and Flora meet again. One night, one big misunderstanding the next day leads to time apart. What happens when they meet again. Can these two make it work? I really enjoyed this book
This is not my first book that I have read by Autumn Sand and it will definitely not be the last. This is the 4th book in the Twisted Hearts Love Story Series and is one of my favorites. These books are all standalone’s but I feel you get more from reading them in order. This book is about Manny. Manny has not had a wonderful life and is constantly running from his feelings and the love of his life Zoe. Zoe has survived a lot on her own and is afraid to hope for something with Manny when he keeps hurting her. These too have such a push pull relationship but there is always hidden reasons behind both of their decisions. Can these two untwist and find what is right in front of them? I really enjoyed this book and it definitely left an “Impact” on me.
Run to the Sea is a book about second chances. Thomas or “Cappy” leaves the little home town where he was born and raised leaving behind his family and his best friend Emeline. His family was not happy about him leaving town to go to college in New York to become an architect. Emeline and Cappy were best friends and thick as thieves growing up. When Cappy up and left he left Emeline behind as well even ignoring her many letters that she sent him. Years later Cappy’s beloved grandfather passes away leaving him his house. Cappy comes back to his home town area to decide what to do with his life. His life in New York is definitely not what he thought it would be. Once in town he reconnects with Emeline who has certainly grown up and has secrets of her own. Is this the second chance they both want? What happens when old hurts comes to the surface? I really enjoyed this book and feel like it was really well written.
Heels of Fortune is the second book in the PJ Santini Series. You really need to read book 1 as this is a continuation from that book. In this book PJ Santini is still at it trying to unravel the mysteries that seem to be surrounding her. She is still uncovering the truth of her late husband’s death and once the secrets are out there her life is put in danger. What I love about this book is you truly don’t know who to trust and the tangled web slowly reveals itself. The combo of funny/witty and mystery is awesome in this story. I really enjoyed this book. There where times all I could do was just read faster!
The Next Door Knight is such an awesome book. In this book you have Kerry who is seriously down on her luck. Having to move to a new place to help take care of her dad who broke both his legs in a skiing accident. After she had moved she has a series of issues that include her cute as a button dog Willow who keeps escaping the yard and bothers the neighbor Caleb. Caleb who is on medical leave from military. Caleb has lost so much in a short period of time and is struggling with PTSD. Willow being a therapy dog wants to help Caleb and keeps escaping the yard to be near Caleb. Caleb wants to help Kerry and her dad so he volunteers to help Kerry’s dad Ron while Kerry works. Kerry and Caleb have such a strong attraction to each other. Can Kerry and Willow help Caleb and can Caleb let go of the past so they can have a future? I truly enjoyed this book immensely.
Man with the mafia was such an enjoyable book to read. I am a sucker for books that draw you in from the start and has such realistic characters and side characters. I love the little Italy feel of the neighborhood that both Vincent and Deirdre live in. Vincent is a man that has grown up in the area and has ties to the criminal underworld. As a lawyer he struggles with his connection to his family that are involved in the mafia. One day he meets Deirdre who is a transplant to the area with her own set of secrets in her past. These two have an instant connection and feelings for each other. I loved the dance of their relationship. What happens when all of their secrets are out in the open. This was a very entertaining book to read.
This is my first book by author Lynne Russell and I was very impressed. This book is about PJ Santini a TV News reporter who also dabbles in being a private eye. After her husbands dies she inherits a journalist job and now needs to discover why a reporter has disappeared. While trying to get accustomed to a new job she also has caught the attention of two different men. One of the men is her handsome boss and the other one is a man from her past and a once lover. PJ is one strong willed woman who really goes after what she wants. This book has so many different twists and turns that I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next. This book is amazingly fast paced so you will definitely want to make time to start and finish this book as quick as you can. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author!
This book was a fast read for me but really good. The two main characters are David “Daisy” and Alicia. The accidentally meet at a conference in Las Vegas. Alicia was there as a keynote speaker and Daisy was there to attend the conference as a restaurant owner. Daisy and Alicia literally run into each other at the airport then Daisy saves her poolside from an aggressive stranger. Deciding to have a few drinks and go out for the evening to thank Daisy. The next morning both wake up with extreme hangovers and no memory of the previous night, but do discover quickly they are married. Trying to undo what they have done is not as easy as they thought and their attraction to each other is off the charts. Daisy is struggling after losing his first wife and daughter in a house robbery years ago and Alicia isn’t sure what to do about Daisy. This was a great book and I look forward to reading more from this author.
The Vantage Point by Amy McKinley is the next in the Gray Ghost Novel Series and is no less flipping fantastic than the other 3 books in this series. In this book you have Hawk Ares who is the epitome of the dark, brooding and silent type and then there is Stella Klein who is Hawk’s neighbor who will do anything (I mean ANYTHING) for her family. Stella tries to help her brother out of a very sticky and dangerous situation putting herself in danger right along with her brother. Hawk has always silently watched and wanted Stella but once she puts herself on the radar of a local loan shark Hawk can no longer watch from the side lines. The build of these two’s relationship is awesome right along with the story that the author weaves. What happens when both of their words collide? Will Stella listen or back down when Hawk tries to help her? Will Hawk thaw his stance on his no relationship rule? I am in love with this author’s way of telling a story and I felt a genuine connection with these characters.
This is a shorter book but packed full of romance and drama. You first meet John who sadly lost his wife to a tragic accident and his 7 year old daughter Catherine, who unfortunately saw her mother die. After witnessing her mother’s death she stops speaking for almost 2 years. John reaches out to a speech therapist named Natalie who has a very dark past with a stalker that has terrorized her. Together these 3 push and pull their way into the future to hopefully help Catherine heal and both John and Natalie move on in their lives. I really enjoyed this book.
Reviewed by @heathermize77