Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Love on Location by Cassidy Carter


Maybe what they needed most was there all along…

Delaney Phillips, a divorced mom, works for her longtime best friend Wyatt Andrews at Cabins in the Pines. Wyatt inherited the rustic resort from his father, and both he and Delaney have made countless happy memories there. After a highway bypass leaves it a little too off the beaten path, they’ll do just about anything to keep it open.

At Delaney’s urging, Wyatt auditions for a reality TV program that helps businesses in trouble. The show’s glamorous host arrives with her camera crew, turning the place upside down in hilarious and alarming ways.

But Delaney doesn’t like the woman’s new plans for the business…or her designs on Wyatt. Because even though Delaney’s known him since the first grade, she’s slowly but surely falling in love with him. Can she help him see the cabins—and their relationship—in a different light?

My Review: 4.5 Stars

Cabins in the Pines has been in Wyatt Andrews family for years. Business was always good until a highway bypass made it difficult to get to. With the decline in reservations and several things breaking down, Wyatt will need to do something if he's going to keep his family legacy going.

Delaney Phillips has been best friends with Wyatt since the first grade. They were inseparable growing up and have always been there for each other. When Delaney got divorced, it was Wyatt's family who helped her pick up the pieces and move on with her life. She loves being the property manager and is always looking for ways to improve the Pines.

While watching one of her favorite reality TV shows, Delaney gets the idea to submit an audition video to ABC's of Business to see if they'll come out and film an episode at the Pines. If chosen, there's a chance that the much needed improvements will start bringing business in again.

But when Delaney discovers she's being kept out of the loop on important decisions and the host of the show starts taking a special liking to Wyatt, she starts doubting her decision to bring the show out to their little slice of heaven.

Everyone at the Pines will need to band together to do whatever it takes to not only keep the business going, but to help Delaney and Wyatt open their eyes and see what's standing right in front of them. If anyone deserves a HEA, it's them.

*dreamy sigh*

You guys! Can I just tell you how cute Love on Location is? I found myself being transported to Cabins in the Pines and did not want to leave! I laughed out loud, got frustrated and found myself letting out little dreamy sighs while reading. I really enjoyed getting to know Delaney and Wyatt and found myself rooting for them from the very beginning. The characters were fun, the setting was picturesque and the romance was sweet. What more could you ask for?

I love finding new authors! This is my first book by Ms. Carter and I can tell you it won't be my last. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us next!

Can we just take a minute to admire these two?! I love them as Delaney and Wyatt!

*I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are solely my own.*
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy by Crystal Walton


An out-of-place writer risking everything to stay. A conflicted cowboy afraid to risk letting her. And one little arrangement about to become more complicated than either bargained for.

For romance author Callie Claston, visiting a Texas dude ranch to save her career makes perfect sense. The harebrained idea to romance a veterinarian who thinks sending her into cow patty landmines is the art of subtlety, however, might qualify her as crazy. Then again, little does he know how much a challenge fuels her. Until it collides with a dream she never expected to be real.

Single dad Reed Allen has at least two reasons—both with smiles just like his—for trying to run off the intriguing city girl hiding a secret. But when he reluctantly agrees to help Callie with her research, knowing he should stay guarded around her does absolutely nothing to prepare him for the moment when he can’t.

Can a writer who’s never found her own ever-after and a cowboy who lost his too soon restore enough faith in love to start a new chapter together?

My Review: 4.5 Stars

One bad review. How can one bad review shake Callie Claston's publishers faith in her? Determined to prove to everyone that she can be a successful author, Callie grabs her best friend, Tricia, and heads to Sage Valley Ranch to gain an insiders perspective on ranch life for her next book. 

But nothing could prepare Callie for her best friend's scheming ways. How she got herself hooked into doing an article on romancing a cowboy in seven days, she'll never know. But with her career on the line, she'll do whatever it takes to save it. 

From the moment Reed Allen laid eyes on Callie, he knew she was trouble with a capital T. He should stay far away from her. But heaven help him, he can't say no to her shadowing him for the week. There's just something about her that draws him in and has his carefully crafted walls around his heart cracking. 

The more time they spend together, the more Callie realizes what she's been missing her entire life. Love. There's just something about the way Reed is with his girls that has her wanting to stay right where she is. It's feeling more like home than her actual home does. When she realizes that everything between her and Reed is real, she no longer has it in her to do the article. 

But when Reed discovers the truth behind why Callie is really shadowing him, his walls go right back up. He doesn't think he's strong enough to go through another heartbreak. But the heart wants what the heart wants and Reed can't deny his feelings for Callie. Both he and Callie will need to let go of the things holding them back if they're ever going to find their HEA. 

*dreamy sigh* 

Oh how I adored this book! I found myself laughing out loud, getting a little teary eyed and letting out little dreamy sighs while reading. I really enjoyed getting to know Callie, Ryder, Sam and Becca. Sage Valley Ranch is definitely a fun setting and I found myself wishing I was right there with them! 

You guys! If you're looking for a fun new series then I highly recommend trying this one! I can already tell it's going to be amazing! I can't wait for Holden's book! ;) 

Ms. Walton's books are always a fun getaway! Her books never fail to put a smile on my face and have me letting out little dreamy sighs. I'm looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us next! 

As for my casting... I am loving these two! What do you think?

Weekend Ramblings #18

Are you ready for another Weekend Ramblings a la KJ?!

Well then... let's get ready to raaaaammmmmbbbbbllllleeeee!!!!!

This week's rambling topic is...

*Book Bloggers*

I'm always looking for new Book Bloggers to follow. You can never have too many bookish friends helping you to find new authors and books! Since I've been chatting with a bookish friend about blogs, I thought it would be fun to share our favorite Book Blogs!

Do you have a book blog? Do you have favorite bloggers that you always go to when looking for your next book? Yes?! Let's give them all some shout outs, love and more followers! ;)

Here are the ones I currently follow:

Bookworm Nation
Katie's Clean Book Collection
Getting Your Read On
Heidi Reads...
The Swoony Awards
Seriously Sweet Reads - Brand new blog! Content coming soon!

If you have some blogs you want to share or if you are a book blogger wanting more followers, post the link(s) in the comments section. Can't wait to check out new blogs! :)