Sunday, October 4, 2015

Made the Grade: The Buchanons Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Paperback - Pages: 224; Kindle Edition - File Size: 610 KB | Expected Release Date: November 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Christmas Family" [The Buchanons Series, Book 2] by Linda Goodnight

Author's Book Description : The Greatest Christmas Gift

Contractor Brady Buchanon can't wait to surprise single mom Abby Webster with his company's Christmas home makeover prize. But once he does, the struggling waitress turns him down flat! Raised in foster care, Abby won't accept charity. Yet when her dilapidated porch almost injures her daughter, Abby finally agrees to Brady's offer. As the hardworking bachelor pushes to finish the house in time for Christmas, he starts falling for Abby and her little girl. With the holidays in sight, Brady wonders if Abby will not only accept her beautiful new home, but also his wish to make her his wife…

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Abby has always been the “girl from the wrong side of the tracks” but after growing up that way, she has come to accept it and make the best out of her circumstances. Especially since it’s only her and her four-year-old daughter Lila, who has special needs as she’s been diagnosed with spina bifida, Abby does what she can and it appears as if she’s succeeding. However, everyone needs a little help now and then, but though Abby needs the help, she isn’t one to ask for it or accept it. Therefore, when Brady stops by her home to announce she’s the winner of his annual Christmas home remodel she declines, yet after she realizes how beneficial it would be for her daughter she reluctantly accepts. As her new house comes together, Abby and Lila become embroiled into Brady’s life and his family, so much so that by the time her house is completed she’s hoping for more between them. Yet, fate has a way stepping in. Will Abby step back when the going gets tough, or will she stick through the long haul?

While I liked the plot and characters, I found this novel to be very slow-paced and more about Abby finding her faith than about the romance between Abby and Brady. Though I usually have no problem with “religious”/faith-based romance novels, this one was a little too light on the romance for me to enjoy it as I’d have liked. Nevertheless, Abby and Brady were a cute pair. Then with Lila as the adorable angel on top of the Christmas tree, I could not stop reading! I liked their growing relationship and how they both stuck to their guns when it came to what they wanted, especially Brady he has such a generous heart. I think I have a “hero crush” on him. =0)

Overall, I am curious as to how this series will progress, as I really liked Brady’s family (not so much his father). I DO recommend this novel to those who are looking for a sweet holiday contemporary Christian romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | IndieBound (Paperback, Large Print) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Love Inspired November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 | Alibris (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | (e-Book) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | (Paperback) : Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Book 1) | (e-Book) : Love Inspired November 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2: His Montana Homecoming\An Amish Family Christmas\Cowboy Under the Mistletoe\High Country Holiday

IndieBound (Paperback) : The Christmas Family (Book 2)

IndieBound (Paperback, Large Print) : The Christmas Family (Book 2)

Kobo (e-Book) : The Christmas Family (Book 2) (Paperback) : The Buchanons Book Series

Author's Novel Extras :
#CoverVSCover Christmas books! Does the cute little girl or cowboy melt your heart more?THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda...
Posted by Love Inspired Books on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Author's Series Extras : COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE - New Book News

The messy business of line edits. COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE, coming in November!
Posted by Linda Goodnight Author on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Teaser(s) :

THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda Goodnight Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, October 4, 2015
Lila, who had somehow managed to remain awake, said, "I like your house, Bwady. And guess what?"
"It's big like you."
Abby flushed in embarrassment. "Lila!"
Brady laughed. ~ within Chapter 9

THE CHRISTMAS FAMILY by Linda Goodnight Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, October 4, 2015
Soft espresso-colored eyes gazed at him as if he must have an ulterior motive. He did. Her. Did he have to spell it out for her? Me Tarzan. You Jane. Let's go to the parade together. ~ within Chapter 12
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Linda, then please check out her website.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Made the Grade: Saber Chronicles Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 210 KB | Release Date: September 20, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained:

"Alaric’s Perfect Mate" [Saber Chronicles Series, Book 1] by R. E. Butler

Author's Book Description : When Aubrey Night receives an invitation to a new were-fighting sports arena, her brother sends her along with a few guards to see what the fights are all about. In spite of the glitz and glamour surrounding the event, she doesn’t expect to find her truemate among the fighters.

Saber-toothed tiger shifter Alaric Carmichael has been having mating dreams for the last year. After sharing his mating dream details with the owner of an underground shifter fighting group, he swore an oath that he and his saber pride would fight for the owner until they’ve all found their mates. As he fights every night, he begins to think it’s a lost cause, until one night when he scents his mate in the crowd.

Now, Alaric has a new purpose in life: making his mate deliriously happy. It’s a good thing she likes the way he purrs. Contains m/f interaction, a rare shifter, and the human who makes him purr.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Alaric, a saber-tooth tiger shifter, signed his family and him up for a MMA-style shifter-fighting ring so they would have a better way of finding their truemates. And TODAY he meets his! Now if he can just get her out of the fighting stadium and into a private location so they can mate … without killing anyone along the way. *wink wink*

Ms. Butler does it again! In this fast-paced erotic paranormal romance seems to have it all, fun characters, an easy-going plotline, and steamy sex scenes! If you’re looking to read more of Ms. Butler’s mating matchups then be sure to include this novella on your TBR list!

I could not get enough of Alaric and Aubrey! This novella sets up their backgrounds in a very intriguing light so when you read about how they meet and get together it makes you crave reading even more about them! Their one commanding duo. Plus, it’s laid out very nicely for being the first book, so I cannot wait to read about Alaric’s siblings and whom they’ll matchup with as it all progresses in this series.

I recommend this novella to those who are fans of Ms. Butler and/or who are looking for a fun fast-paced erotic paranormal romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Slade’s Feisty Mate (Book 2) | (e-Book) : Slade’s Feisty Mate (Book 2) | (e-Book) : Caleb’s Tempting Mate (Book 3) | Smashwords : Slade’s Feisty Mate (Book 2) | Smashwords : Caleb’s Tempting Mate (Book 3)

Kobo (e-Book) : Alaric’s Perfect Mate (Book 1)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Every Night Forever | A Bead of Blood | A Twitch of Tail | The Gigolo’s Bride | A Promise on White Wings | The Alpha’s Heart | Redeeming Rue

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013 | The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2013 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2014

Author's Series Extras : Saber Chronicles Series - Overview | Saber-Tooth Tiger Shifters are Coming Soon! | Four Days to Slade’s Feisty Mate!

Book Teaser(s) :
“Best.  Night.  Ever,” she breathed. ~ within Chapter 5

ALARIC'S PERFECT MATE by R. E. Butler -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, October 3, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by R. E., then please check out her website.

Second Sentence Saturday: Rocky Mountain Miracle

SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Rocky Mountain Miracle" by Christine Feehan

He knew those nightmares intimately, because the demons also visited him every time he closed his own eyes.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to share either the link to your own SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY post or share the sentence in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thank You!


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