Book 82: Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

Book 82: Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker (Rating 3 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But who would want a cake they couldn’t eat? Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that. She’s a baker of confections who is diabetic and can’t enjoy them. When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term “family circus.” The Atlanta social scene will never be the same! Publisher: Abingdon Press Purchased: Received from publisher through NetGalley What I Loved:  Emma was a very fun, sweet leading lady who handled her life with a brilliant attitude. Her friend Fee was a quirky best friend that always had her back.  Jackson was a great leading man and his journey back to love was fun to watch.  Jackson’s sisters were fun, different, and fantastic personalities. Emma’s parents were the best part of all! What I Liked:  This was a great tale of loss, chances, and just having a little faith that life is going to work out the way it is supposed too.  The message was pretty clear that […]

Posted August 18, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 81: For the Love of Mollie by KT Grant (Rating: 3 Wine Glasses)

Book 81: For the Love of Mollie by KT Grant (Rating: 3 Wine Glasses)

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From Publisher: Mollie McGree is on a mission to seduce her best friend, the sexy masseuse Juan-Carlos. But she wants to lose a few extra pounds first. She joins a gym run by self-made millionaire and personal trailer, Conner Bean. Conner thinks Mollie doesn’t need to lose any weight, and is perfect the way she is. He plans to seduce the curvy Mollie by giving her his own special training sessions in passion and desire. Soon Mollie is enjoying a no-holds-barred love affair with the vibrant and skilled Conner. But self-esteem issues on her part, as well as her unresolved feelings for Juan-Carlos, cause her to second guess Conner’s motives. Conner will stop at nothing until he claims Mollie’s heart for his own. Publisher: Decadent Publishing Purchased: Review Copy from Author What I Loved:  Connor was a fantastic guy.  I love that he wasn’t an anti-hero but a strong, straight-forward, gotta get the girl I like kind of guy!  He really struck me as the kind of guy you could build your romance dreams around because he could exist in the real world! In other words, he is the kind of contemporary romance leading guy that I can root for. […]

Posted August 17, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 80: Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Book 80: Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he’s partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound 140 years ago by a special blood oath, Nathaniel Cade is a vampire. He battles nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream, enemies far stranger – and far more dangeorus – than civilians have ever imagined.Blood Oath is the first in a series of novels featuring Nathaniel Cade, the President’s vampire. Publisher: Putnam Purchased: I won this book in a give-away What I Loved:  Zach and Cade were to me, like Chloe/Jack were when they started working together on the show 24.  It was fun to watch them work out their working relationship, especially with all the intense situations that they were thrown in too.  I really loved the character of Griff–he added that extra buffer as Zach/Cade got to know each other.  This was just a fun, thrilling, fast-paced, topsy-turvy ride that kept me hooked from beginning to end. What I Liked:  The story was really good at keeping you on your toes.  Though […]

Posted August 16, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read, 5 Wine Glasses / 0 Comments
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Book 79: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen: Rating 4 Wine Glasses

Book 79: The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen: Rating 4 Wine Glasses

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From Authors Site: In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil-and the one woman who can catch him before he kills again. He slips into their homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, unaware of the horrors they soon will endure. The precision of the killer’s methods suggests he is a deranged man of medicine, propelling the Boston newspapers and the frightened public to name him “The Surgeon.” The cops’ only clue rests with another surgeon, the victim of a nearly identical crime. Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now she hides her fears of intimacy behind a cool and elegant exterior and well-earned reputation as a top trauma surgeon. Cordell’s careful façade is about to crack as this new killer re-creates, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell’s own ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. Her only comfort comes from Thomas Moore, the detective assigned to the case. But even Moore cannot protect Cordell from […]

Posted August 13, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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Book 78: Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley

Book 78: Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michele Bardsley

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   From Goodreads: To prove her journalistic chops, Libby Monroe ends up in Broken Heart, Oklahoma, chasing down bizarre rumors of strange goings-on and finding vampires, lycanthropes, and zombies. She never expects to fall in lust with one of them, but vampire/single dad Ralph Genessa is too irresistible. Only the town is being torn in two by a war between the undead and Libby may be the only thing that can hold Broken Heart together. What I Loved: I really love the continuation of this series and how it is encompassing the books that came before it. The couple in this book were both very lovable and relatively equals (no real alpha/beta). He was a strong male role model: good father, loyal husband (when his wife was alive), and had good priorities. She was a strong, educated, and earthy based person that you could count on. I really just enjoyed watching them fall in love (and no that isn’t a spoiler–it is a romance novel LOL) What I Liked: I really liked her parents. Her mom cracked me up! Also still love the triplet werewolfs–they are just a breath of humorous fun times. I enjoyed seeing the couples from the […]

Posted August 8, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments
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