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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Erica Fish

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My two favorite stories are by Tamara Ferguson and Jacquie Biggar

Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance: Tamara Ferguson

Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance by Tamara Ferguson is one of my favorite stories in this anthology. Ferguson wrote about a teenage couple Eve and Harry. They became close friends and it grew into a loving relationship. Now they had to split ways because they had different careers. Do you remember your high school sweetheart? Can you think about parting ways only to find your way back to them? Will Eve and Harry be able to rekindle their story? This story has a roller coaster ride of emotions. Enjoy Eve and Harry and their special story.

The Player by Jacquie Biggar

This love story is about Roy and Patience. Roy is a NHL player and he had a stalker. Now he was not able to play because of them. There was PA Patience, who helped him with his PR. All Roy wants is to play hockey. There was something innocent about Patience that peaked Roy’s interest. Can there be romance in the PA Patience and NHL Roy? Will Roy allow himself to love Patience? This is a short story but it is well written and captured my attention throughout the whole story.

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Heather Lovelace

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This anthology is one to warm your heart and just in time for Valentines! I loved each of the stories and felt they all fit nicely in the anthology. My two favorites were the selections from Biggar and Ferguson. But all of them just were truly fantastic stories that I enjoyed immensely. If you love love and love a good love story, this anthology is a must read.

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Jana Teppih

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irresistible Valentine is pages and pages and hours upon hours of goodness aka it is the third instalment in the Irresistible Romance anthology series and is filled with Valentine stories by nine amazing writers – Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann, Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Jacquie Bigger, Stacy Eaton, Susan Jean Ricci and Patrice Wilton. I love anthologies as they give you a sample of multiple writers so it is a great way of discovering new writers! This is how I had already found quite a few of the writers who contributed to this anthology.
I will share my review for Tamara Ferguson’s Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance – she is my absolute favorite writer out of all nine writers here! I think I have read every single story she has written and I have not encountered anything that I would not love! Two Hearts’’ Reconnaissance is part of her Two Hearts Wounded Warrior romance series and it is the 13th!!!!!! instalment! (can you just imagine all the goodness you have to look forward to if this is your first encounter with her!) As you can imagine from the title of the series then the stories have a very serious subject matter but I promise you, they are filled with hope and we always get our happy ending!
Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance gives us Eva Loughlin and Harry Giordano who has survived a lot! (Have a box of tissues at hand! You will need it from the start!) There is this amazing connection between them since the moment they met when they were just kids! Life takes them into different directions and as it is with living, there are ups and downs and thorough it all we keep our fingers crossed for a chance for them to find a way back to each other! I also loved learning more about some of the characters that I have read about in the other stories.
There were three writers in the anthology that were new for me and it was Jacquie Biggar’s story the Player that took the cherry! I love sports stories (especially hockey ones) and Jacquie gives us Roy who gets sidelined from NHL thanks to his stalker ex so he ends up needing some little help from a PA Patience … so you can imagine the good laughs and antics and aww moments she mixed up for us and to be frank, I think the story would have deserved to be longer! I for sure will keep my eyes open for more by Jacquie!

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Katie Matthews

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Yet again another wonderful anthology filled with some amazing stories! I think I have read something by all of these authors previously so it was great to read their work again! I love anthologies as they always have a little bit of something for everyone in them, all different but full of wonderful romance!

Two Hearts Reconnaissance by Tamara Ferguson
I loved this story! Tamara Ferguson is one of my favourite authors and I have read almost every single one of her books. Eve and Harry’s story was a great read about second chance romance, close friends who lost touch and found their way back to each other. The story was quite emotional at times and as always the author made me feel like I was right there with the characters. With both characters having had such hard childhoods I was rooting for them to both find their happily ever after the hole way through!

The Player by Jacquie Biggar
I’ve read work by Jacquie Biggar before and I love her writing style, I am easily transported in to her story and the lives of her characters. This story definitely had me laughing my way through it! The banter between Roy and Patience certainly kept me entertained from beginning to end; they definitely knew how to rub each other up the wrong way!!

Along with these two stories were some other really great reads and this anthology is definitely one that I would recommend!

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Angela Hayes

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

Irresistible Valentine is the third instalment in the Irresistible Romance Anthology series. It is a fantastic collection of stories from nine very talented, best-selling, and award-winning authors. The stories were so romantic and very enjoyable- each one individual to its author- but all revolve around the same theme- which is “Irresistible Valentine”- celebrating everything we love about romance. The stories range from delightful and sweet, to spicy and suspenseful.
With plenty to capture and hold your attention, the stories are:

Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance By: Tamara Ferguson
Meet Eve Loughlin and Harry Giordano who have both overcome adversity. These two have a connection that cemented from the moment they met. But life takes them in different directions, tearing them apart. Will love find a way to bring them back together again? Tamara Ferguson delivers yet another wonderful story- packing a lot into a small package and delivering a romantic and captivating read.

Cupid’s Quest (Paradise Place) By: Natalie Ann
Two damaged souls finding each other. She’s walked away from her past and built a life for herself, becoming a successful realtor. His past experience brought him so much heartache, grief, fear, and loneliness- which inevitably led him to becoming a police investigator. What happens when she becomes his realtor? This is well worth the read to find out! Will Cupid find a way to their hearts? Such a great read and definitely one of my favourites of this collection.

A Little Change of Plans (The Saints of San Diego) By: Suzanne Jenkins
I love the Saint’s, so getting to read another story in the series is always a winner in my eyes. This follows second youngest brother, Jake Saint- and I loved following along for the ride. He and Geri were so great together- and the clever way Ms. Jenkins wove her story certainly had me hook, line and sinker! Sublime!

All Night Long (Kiss the Bride Book 2) By: Cynthia Cooke
A wonderful ‘fake fiancé’ romance, with lots of snow, a picturesque ski village, a loveable Saint Bernard, a snowy rescue, and plenty of fun- making this a memorable read. Beau hatches a plan to secure his future- he just needs a ‘fiancée’ to seal the deal- and he think Phoebe is just the right girl to pull it off. A funny, light-hearted, and engaging story. So much fun to read.

Never Lovers (The Rocklyns) By: Alicia Street
A bit of a “Runaway Bride” vibe to this story- with a bit of a twist. Emotive and very romantic- true love always finds a way! A great little read!

The Player (Men of Warhawks Book 2) By: Jacquie Biggar
This is about finding love unexpectedly. When a crazy, stalker ex gets Roy sidelined from his beloved NHL- the only way to get back in the game is to allow sexy PA, Patience Kennedy, to help. With her PR know-how she’ll have him back in the game in no time. Right? I really loved this story- and would have loved an even longer version of it, so I could really immerse myself in the story. I can always count on Ms. Biggar to deliver the goods!

Unexpected Packages (The Unexpected Series Book 1) By: Stacy Eaton
After a parcel mix up brings Alex to Lexi’s doorstep- things are about to get interesting! This one snuck under my skin much more than I had anticipated. I loved how well this was written, and the wonderful ‘feel-good’ vibe that I got from the story. The characters were very endearing- and I would love to read more of their story

First Class Flirtation By: Susan Jean Ricci
Melissa had been looking forward to having some extra room on her first class flight. But her plans go awry when she’s forced to share her seats with a complete stranger, a grouchy one at that. But it doesn’t take long for chemistry to bubble, and sparks fly. But things are about to get quite complicated- what does the future hold for these two? Will love find a way?

Serendipity Falls By: Patrice Wilton
This is the first book in a new romantic comedy series- and if this story is anything to go by, the series is set to be great! What happens when a pastry chef and an Olympic Skier connect in the romantic, small town of Serendipity? You really should read this enjoyable story and find out for yourself! It’s well worth your time!

Thank you to all the contributing authors!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Karyn Taylor

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irresistible Valentine is a great anthology of 8 romantic stories from 9 different authors. I am not going to review all 8 stories but have chosen 2 to focus on. My review will be of Two Hearts Reconnaissance by Tamara Ferguson and The Player by Jacquie Biggar. Both are authors that I have read before and these were the 2 stories that I was most looking forward to reading.
Two Hearts Reconnaissance is set in Dragonfly Pointe, the location of many other novels by Tamara Ferguson and brings back some characters from other stories.
This was a heartbreaking story which explores child abuse and child trafficking. I was totally gripped to the story of Harry Giordano and Eve Loughlin both of whom have had terrible childhoods in various foster homes. Eve has now reconciled with her birth mother and Harry (and his foster sister Amy) have been taken in by Gabe and Lucy Giordano.
This story takes you from their first meeting at age 13 to them meeting again as adults and a lot in between. Although not a full length novel, Tamara Ferguson packs so much into this story.
The Player by Jacquie Biggar is set in the ice hockey world. Star player Roy is being hounded by a crazy ex-girlfriend who is spreading lies about him and it’s affecting his career. Enter PR woman Patience who is hired to improve his public persona.
This is a great story which will have you laughing at the antics of Roy and Patience. Roy does everything he can to annoy and rile Patience and she just falls into his trap everytime. Can she help fix his career or will the crazy ex get her way?

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Liz Vrchota

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE is a sweet and fun romance anthology from so many wonderful authors you really can’t go wrong! I have loved reading several of these ladies for quite some time but and delighted that I have also had the chance to discover a few new ones to love. I mainly scooped this up for the Two Hearts inclusion from Tamara Ferguson so that will be my in depth review below but the others were just as fabulous to read and I look forward to finishing out the last few novels included soon! Anthologies always make the season going on around me that much more special and often make great gifts. I found myself enamored enough to gift a few of these this love season of Valentines. Hope you find some love as you read as well!

Two Hearts Reconnaissance by Tamara Ferguson is a sweet additon to her Two Hearts series that I have long loved now. This one brings us back to Crystal Rock and tells the story of Eve and Harry. Life and time has seperated these you loves but now the present brings them home and gives them a much needed second chance at love. Will they find the happily ever after they so desire?

The rest of the novels are wonderful and included as:

Cupids Quest by Natalie Ann

A little Change of Plans by Suzanne Jenkins

All Night Long by Cynthia Cooke

Never Lovers by Alicia Street

The Player by Jacquie Biggar

Unexpected Packages by Stacy Eaton

First Class Flirtation by Susan Jean Ricci

Serendipity Falls by Patrice Wilton

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This collection is an amazing set of stories all based around love. While each story gets to the happily ever after or Happy for now, they all take different ways to get there.
Something for everyone in this and I will be recommending this collection to many. I initially got this for 2 authors I follow and ended up finding some new to me authors that will now be on my to look out for list.

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Kerry Baker

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Irresistible Valentine anthology is a collection of works by some fantastic authors. I have read all of these authors previously and could not wait to get my hands on these stories.
I really enjoyed how these books were all different from each other. They had the same feel and yet there was never a risk of them all “becoming one” as I often find is the issue with anthologies. Each authors voice was distinctive and easy to hear.
The stories were all varied but well developed. There isn’t one that I didn’t like.
This is a great anthology and one that I would recommend.

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IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) Anthology – Review by Jenni Bishop

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3)IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE by Tamara Ferguson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

IRRESISTIBLE VALENTINE (Irresistible Romance Book 3) is an anthology of valentine romance stories by nine top authors Tamara Ferguson, Natalie Ann, Suzanne Jenkins, Cynthia Cooke, Alicia Street, Jacquie Biggar, Stacy Eaton, Susan Jean Ricci and Patrice Wilton. Each story is about unsuspecting couples that meet and fall in love some in the most unlikeliest circumstances.

Two Hearts’ Reconnaissance: Tamara Ferguson, is a wonderful story where teenagers Eve and Harry meet at Crystal Rock and grow up together but when they follow their hearts passions, they end up losing each other. Will the magic continue in the place they met? Tamara never lets me down with her stories and this one is just as good as all the others.

Cupid’s Quest: Natalie Ann, is the tale of two damaged souls from their pasts that come together through a common goal. Ruby has walls around her heart and doesn’t let anyone in easily. Josh is looking for a home he can make for his family, now he just has to convince her that they can be together. This is a captivating story and one of my favourites in this anthology.

A Little Change of Plans: Suzanne Jenkins, is a great story where Geri is new to the fire station and is driven for a career and will not let anyone stand in her way. All it took is one look and Jake was in love, now he needs to prove it to her.

All Night Long: Cynthia Cooke, is fun and had me laughing as I read about these wonderful characters. Phoebe wants to make her own way as a wedding planner and Beau just wants to keep the bar and hotel in the valley and make it his own. If only he could convince her to stay. A great story to get lost in.

Never Lovers: Alicia Street, is an emotional tale of two people torn apart by a tragedy. Now after many years apart they are forced to share accomodation when wanting to get away from their day to day life. Will true love find its way back to them? A good read.

The Player: Jacquie Biggar, is the story of Roy who made a bad decision in the female department and now it is affecting his game when this stalker won’t leave him alone. Patience who is a PR person and is hired to make Roy look good after a crazy ex tries to get him back but destroying his game in the process. What neither of them expect is the lengths she will go to and what they find with each other. I really enjoyed this story and would have loved more.

Unexpected Packages: Stacy Eaton, Lexi is mortified when a package is delivered to the wrong address and is then brought to her. What was once total annoyance turns into something more than they ever thought possible. All the feel goods came out with this one. I would actually like to see more of this couple.

First Class Flirtation: Susan Jean Ricci, Melissa is looking forward to the extra room she booked on her flight but an altercation changes things and now she is stuck with a grumpy stranger. However these two unlikely people soon learn they cannot live without each other but they may not get their happy ever after when tragedy strikes.

Serendipity Falls: Patrice Wilton, There is something in the water at this unsuspecting town in the snow, Devon doesn’t believe it and he loves his life being a one and done kind of guy but when Tara comes to town he finds she has something he can’t seem to stay away from. Cupid does love love now if only he could find it too. This is a nice and easy enjoyable read.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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