Friday, November 26, 2021

Trusting in You by Jess Mastorakos



Am I falling for my client? I plead the fifth.

The moment Lucy James walks into my office, I know beyond a reasonable doubt that I’m in big trouble.

Exhibit A: The way my heart kicks up a notch every time she looks at me.

Exhibit B: The fierce need I have to help her and her neurodivergent teen brother, even though I’m already swamped and shouldn’t take on another case.

Exhibit C: The fact that I can’t seem to get her off my mind long after she leaves.

Once we sign on the dotted line, a relationship between us could get me disbarred. So even though she appears to be everything I’ve ever wanted in a woman, I know I need to stay far, far away.

But helping Lucy means spending time in each other’s worlds. And now I have a feeling mine will never be the same.

My Review: 5 Stars

If I had to describe this book in one word it would be AMAZING! From the moment I picked it up, I was transported back to San Diego where I lived and breathed all things Eric and Lucy. I had the hardest time leaving. I found myself sneaking in reading whenever I could. I love it when a book can capture me and make the world around me just disappear. 

Eric and Lucy are seriously the best! I quickly fell in love with these two and found myself rooting them on from the very beginning. They were absolutely perfect for each other. And it didn't hurt that their flirting, chemistry, and swoony kisses were hot, hot, hot! 

This is the perfect addition to the San Diego Marines series. I'm so glad that Eric finally got his story! If anyone needed a HEA, it's him! 

This is a prime example of why Ms. Mastorakos is one of my favorite authors. I can always count on her to give me that much needed break from reality. I can't wait to see where she takes us next! 

As for my casting, *le sigh*. I'm in love! What do you think? 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

How to Ruin the Holidays by Becky Monson



After a disastrous family Thanksgiving, all I wanted was to avoid anything holly and jolly this year, so an unexpected business trip seemed like the perfect escape plan . . . until I landed smack dab in the middle of a freaking winter wonderland, otherwise known as Carole Cove, Montana. It’s merrier and brighter than the North Pole. The town even comes with its own Mr. Holiday—Noel Holiday, that is. Not only is he holly and jolly but he’s hotter than the lattes he sells at his café. And for some reason he would love nothing more than to share the magic of the season with me.

Unfortunately, this little trip of mine isn’t exactly filled with good cheer. But Noel’s kisses have a way of making me believe in Christmas miracles. And a miracle might be exactly what it takes to keep the holidays from being ruined forever.

My Review: 5 Stars!

Confession. I hadn't even finished reading The Holiday Ex-Files before I was reaching out to Ms. Peel begging her to tell me that Mara was getting her own book. I'm not going to lie, when she told me yes and Ms. Monson would be writing it, I squealed so loud that I'm sure my neighbors heard me and were probably rolling their eyes at me. No one around here seems to understand my reading obsession.. 😂

Y'all. I wish Mara was my best friend! She's loyal, loving, protective, puts others needs before her own, and is always willing to help the people she cares about. If I had to describe her in two words it would be absolutely amazing! 

And now that I've said all that, I'm going to have to say ditto to Noel! Y'all that man had me swooning like there was no tomorrow! I fell in love with him right alongside Mara. He had me letting out all kinds of dreamy sighs... especially when it came to all those sizzling kisses. YOWZERS! I was a big ol' pile of goo!

Guys... the setting for this book was perfect! I've always wanted to live in a small town. There's just something about it that calls to this introvert. Maybe it's the slower pace of life. Maybe it's the cute and quaint shops. Maybe it's the closeness of the town folks. Maybe it's the out of the way location. Maybe it's a bit of all of the above and more. All I know is I want to be there! 

If you guys are in the mood for a small town, Hallmarkish Christmas romance, then I highly recommend grabbing this book! But beware! Once you start, you are not going to want to put it down! Trust me! I literally had to talk myself out of calling in sick to work just so I could finish this book! But shhhh... don't tell my boss... 😉

I adore Ms. Monson and her books! I've loved everything of hers I've ever read! I seriously need to bump the others up on my TBR list. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!  

As for my casting... eeeeeek! Guys! I love them! What do you think?