Saturday, September 30, 2017

Swoon Worthy Spotlights #9

Welcome to Swoon Worthy Spotlights hosted by Bookworm NationKatie's Clean Book Collection and KJ's Book Nook! Once a month we will feature 1-3 of our favorite books that we have read during the month. We will share the cover(s), our review(s) and a link to each other's post so you can check out which books we have all chosen!

For this month's Swoon Worthy Spotlights I am going to choose...

A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese

The Trickster Makes a Match by Bria Quinlan


And don't for get to check Kathy's post here and Katie's post here!


Do you have a blog and want to join us for Swoon Worthy Spotlights? Then grab the picture and post with us! We will be posting on the last day of each month. Make sure you share your link with us so we can check out your favorite authors as well!

Happy reading my fellow bookworms!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese


As an artist, Callie Quinn relies on inspiration to guide her wandering soul. This summer she accepts a short-term muralist job in her sister’s charming town to spend some much-needed time with her family. After meeting her nephew’s friend, Brandon, she’s eager to draw out his untapped artistic talents—however, it’s the boy’s straitlaced single father who could use a little color in his life.

Davis Carter may be the town’s favorite animal whisperer, but his experience is limited when it comes to understanding his preteen’s rebellious behavior. Desperate for a breakthrough, he follows the lead of a free spirit who claims to know the way into his son’s closed-off world. Soon, Davis isn’t the only one caught up in the hope of a new beginning.

Just as Callie considers trading her unattached existence for a life rich with promise and permanence, an unexpected visit from the past threatens to send her packing once again. Davis and Callie must learn to surrender their fears so they can find a love that will outlast the summer.

My Review: 5 Stars

Callie Quinn is a wanderer. She never stays in one place for very long. Putting down roots is always the furthest thing from her mind. 

Davis Carter is a widower who has been raising his son, Brandon, on his own for the last 7 years. He never planned on raising him alone but fate just hasn't been on his side when it comes to finding someone to spend the rest of their lives with. 

Enter Callie. She is the complete opposite of what he thinks he needs in his life. But then he sees her connect with Brandon in a way that he has never been able to do. Is this fate's way of telling him to take another chance on love? 

No one is more shocked than Callie when she arrives in Lenox and meets the town's favorite animal whisperer and starts feeling things she has never felt before. But this just can't happen. She's not built to be the forever kind of gal. But the more time she spends with Davis and Brandon, the more she starts to think maybe... just maybe this can work.  

But just when things start to move forward between Callie and Davis, the past rears it's ugly head and has Callie second guessing what her heart wants. Can Davis get her to open her heart and her mind? Can he help her to realize that the past does not control our future? That we are the ones in charge of our own destiny? How can he get her to see that if she wants something then she needs to reach out, grab it and hold on tight. Then, and only then, can they move forward and get their happily ever after. 

Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVED this book! If anyone deserves a HEA, it's definitely Callie and Davis! These two have been through so much in their lives and continue to put others before themselves. They bring out the best in the other and couldn't be more perfect together! I enjoyed watching their journeys as individuals, a couple and a family. The feels are definitely real my friends! The Love in Lenox series is definitely one of my favorites that will be read over and over and over again! I love it that much! 

Ms. Deese has definitely earned her spot on my favorite authors list! I honestly don't even read synopsis's anymore... I just auto buy the books! And she never disappoints! She really is an amazing and talented writer! 

And of course I couldn't forget my casting! For those of you who have read it, I'm sorry! I just couldn't resist! This was just too perfect! ;) Hehe. What do you think?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Trickster Makes a Match by Bria Quinlan


Minx Marksman--daughter of a Supermodel and a famous Rocker--wants nothing more than a normal, crazy-free life. One more nannying gig will earn her enough to achieve her dream of small cottage on the coast. That last job brings her to Nocturne Falls where she's surprised to find out it's Halloween everyday.

Not so much on the normal, but high on the adorable.

Baby Gus and Uncle Hottie--aka Tim Johnson--seem to be a walk in the park at first. The flirty infant and the nerdy, glasses wearing cutie grab her heart from the start. She's falling fast for both guys, but she can't help but notice that some things aren't quite what they seem...

My Review: 4.5 Stars

Growing up, all Minx ever wanted was to have a normal life. Normal just doesn't happen when your mom is a supermodel and your dad is a famous rockstar. Trying her best to break away from the crazy, Minx decides to become a nanny. Now all she needs is just one more job and she'll be able to buy a little cottage on the coast where she can live a nice, normal, quiet life. 

Her last nannying job brings her to the adorable town of Nocturne Falls, where every day is Halloween. When she first meets Tim and baby Gus, she can't help but fall just a little. The nerdy uncle who has been thrown into parenting, goes just a bit overboard and Minx is the perfect person to reel him in. 

Little things start happening that keeps them both on their toes. But it's not enough to really raise any questions as to what is really going on. The more time they spend together, the more they start feeling like a family, and the more Minx realizes that she's headed straight for heartache. This is only a job and she just can't allow herself to get attached. But someone has a different plan in store for Minx and Tim. And this someone is determined to give them a HEA. ;) 

This is such a cute and adorable read! It was the perfect little getaway that I have been needing! I am definitely looking forward to diving back into Nocturne Falls soon! From what I can tell there are a few different authors and I'm looking forward to hopefully finding some new ones to add to my list! 

Ms. Quinlan does a fabulous job in pulling me in to all her books! It was no surprise that this one did the same! She really is an amazing and fun author! Can't wait to see where she takes us next! :) 

And are you ready for my casting?! I have to say I absolutely loved that we had a hot, nerdy guy with glasses as our hero! It gave me the opportunity to use one of my favorite heroes! Hehe. What do you think?! ;) 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Author's Corner #9

Welcome to Author's Corner hosted by Bookworm NationKatie's Clean Book Collection and KJ's Book Nook! Once a month we will feature either a favorite author or new to us author. We will share the author's bio, one of our favorite books of theirs and a review. Each of us will be featuring a different author each month so there will also be links to each of our posts.

For this month's Author's Corner I am going to choose...

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books. She’s grateful every day to work in her dream jobs – author, editor, and nurturing her readaholic tendencies.

She grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and four angels-in-training. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing & singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”


I have to tell you that I was hooked from the very first book I read of Danyelle Ferguson's. She is an AMAZING author! If you haven't read any of her books then you are totally missing out! I absolutely LOVE her Indulgence Roe series! It is SO fun! And on that note... check out my pick for this month... ;) Hehe.

According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie.

But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?

Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition?

Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.

You can check out my review here.


And don't for get to check out Kathy's post here and Katie's post here


Do you have a blog and want to join us for Author's Corner? Then grab the picture and post with us! We will be posting the 2nd Saturday of each month. Make sure you share your link with us so we can check out your favorite authors as well! 

Happy reading my fellow bookworms!