Books, Reviews, Romance

Worth the Wait by Lori Foster

Hey everybody,

The Blurb:  Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the “barbecue master” at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads…until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses…and see just how sweet small-town living—and loving—can be. Nathan Hawley traded his SWAT team credentials for a sheriff’s badge, but a gorgeous new neighbor is shaking up his orderly life. Nathan has a hunch there’s more to Brooklin Sweet than meets the eye—but given her caution about getting involved, he has his work cut out for him. Still, there’s something about the elusive beauty Nathan can’t walk away from—and helping her come to terms with her past might pave the way to the future they both secretly long for.

My thoughts:  Okay, this book was aptly named. It was worth the wait. This book tells the story of Hogan and Violet. Violet is a great character and she has some really hot chemistry with Hogan. They worked together to make changes to the restaurant Violet runs and Hogan works at part-time as a BBQ master. Their banter is fun and some of the ideas (will not spoil them for you) are alot of fun! Hogan is a single dad and an accountant. He is a great dad to his teenage son and there are issues with his accounting boss that must be worked out.

This book also tells the story of Nathan and Brooklyn. Don’t think that their tale is just a side story. Ms. Foster did a wonderful job of fleshing out their story and romance. It is not merely a sub-plot. She truly gives us a story with two couples whose tales are well-defined. As always, Ms. Foster’s dialogue is believable and well-written and her characters entertaining.

Happy Reading,

Debra

Books, fantasy, Mystery, paranormal romance, Reviews, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Cold Sight by Leslie A. Kelly

Hey everybody,

The Blurb: Aidan McConnell once used his special psychic abilities to help find the missing. But after the media made him the scapegoat for a child’s death, he retreated from the world and became a recluse. Lexie Nolan is a small-town reporter with big vision. She was the first to connect a series of disappearances among teenage girls to a serial killer…but nobody will listen to her. Lexie is in desperate need of help from the sexy psychic who’s an expert in finding people. And even though Aidan loathes the media, he can’t help being drawn in to the passionate, beautiful reporter. Nor can he resist helping her on this particular case. Because he knows the latest missing girl. And he knows time to save her is running out.

My thoughts:  I really enjoyed this book. I believe it is the first book I have read by this author and I have just finished book 3 of this series (review coming). The suspense is well-written as is the romance, but the romance takes a little bit of a back seat to the suspense story, which I am fine with. The suspense tale was very interesting and the romance is more “tell than show”, which can be quite refreshing instead of intimate scenes every few pages (although I don’t mind those either)! LOL

Another thing I really enjoyed was the interaction between the ESP detectives. They are very supportive of each other and their abilities and I look forward to sharing my thoughts on those books as well.

Happy Reading,

Debra

Books, fantasy, paranormal romance, Reviews, Romance

The Vampire’s Accidental Wife by Kristen Painter

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The Blurb:   Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Las Vegas headliner and vampire Desdemona Valentine is one cool, collected diva on the outside. On the inside, she’s petrified of falling in love after her last relationship nearly killed her…literally. Protecting her wounded heart makes for a lonely life, but she has her fame and fortune to keep her company. Who needs anything more? Julian Ellingham does. One look at Desdemona on stage, and the vampire is smitten. She initially ignores him, but his relentless pursuit pays off when a wild night ends in a Vegas wedding. Finally, Julian has everything he wants while all Desdemona wants is…a divorce. Julian sweet-talks Desdemona into letting him prove his love, but his time is running out. Especially after someone repeatedly tries to turn his bride to ash. When Desdemona flees Vegas for the spooky streets of Nocturne Falls and Julian’s protection, he’s more than willing to help out. But can he convince Desdemona to trust him, or will ‘death do us part’ become a reality?
My thoughts:  Another visit to one of my favorite little towns–Nocturne Falls. This book tells the story of Julian and Desi, both vampires. Julian’s family is a founding family of Nocturne Falls and Desi is a performer in Vegas. Her show has her pretending to be a human pretending to be a vampire! Julian meets her, falls in love, her not so much because of her tragic past, getting drunk and getting married in a little Vegas chapel! What’s not to love? Then, problems start. Not only does Desi not want to be married although she likes Julian, but she has a stalker determined to find her and destroy her life. Enter Julian to take care of his wife. He moves her to Nocturne Falls in order to keep her safe and woo her hopefully. We get to see all our favorite NF residents throughout the book and how the whole town joins in to help care for Desi. This book contains Ms. Painter’s brand of humor that Nocturne Falls is known for and the quirkiness of this little town. These stories siimply make me smile and we all need a story to do that for us.
Happy Reading,
Debra

 

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