Monday, August 31, 2015

Made the Grade: The Wedding Switch by Sharon Kleve

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 535 KB | Expected Release Date: August 23, 2015 | Publisher: Kindle Worlds | Obtained: Sharon Kleve

"The Wedding Switch" [A Four Weddings and a Fiasco Novella] by Sharon Kleve

Author's Book Description : Abby Blackwell runs a successful wedding planning business. She’s delighted when Derrick, her boyfriend of only a few short months proposes. Abby immediately accepts and dreams of the perfect wedding at the Rose Chalet. But, when Derrick with no explanation, pressures her to get married as soon as possible, she has to wonder why and drags her feet.

Derrick Coltrane's future rests on portraying a settled, respectable and married man. All he needs is a wife—now—and Abby fits the bill. She’s successful, smart, gorgeous, and would make the perfect corporate wife. He just needs to convince her to tie-the-knot by the end of the month to close the most important deal of his career.

Hunter Price knows he’s made the biggest mistake of his life. Derrick, a friend from school, hires him to pretend he’s getting married, in an attempt to trick Abby into planning her own whirlwind wedding. Abby is selfless, sweet, tastes like sunshine, and belongs to someone else—and he just kissed her.

Two grooms-to-be—one bride-to-be and one bridesmaid. Which couple will walk down the aisle to happily ever after?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, a man proposes to his wedding planner “girlfriend” after a few short months of dating after being pressured to be in a committed relationship so he’ll receive his promotion. His fiancĂ©e isn’t sure getting married is what she wants to do, but since she doesn’t know that he only wants to marry her for his job reasons only, she is still slowly following through now that she’s accepted. Yet, slowly isn’t fast enough for him so he brings in a “friend” from high school to try to help out…and soon everything changes for all three of them.

Listed just as the title states, it is a slightly surprising wedding switch. I liked how it all turned out in the end. Yet, even though Derrick unintentionally gets both Abby and Hunter together, and I enjoyed reading about their sweet relationship growing, Derrick himself was a hard character to read.

About the Main Characters :
• Derrick: Rude. Arrogant. Handsome. Rich. A jerk. Engaged to Abby, wants to marry very soon.
• Abby: Beautiful. Sweet. Professional wedding planner. Wants to marry for love and only plans to marry once in her life unlike her parents. Engaged to Derrick. Attracted to Hunter.
• Hunter: Co-owns a detective agency. Attracted to Abby. Handsome. Is “helping” his “friend” Derrick.
• Alessandra: Abby’s Maid of Honor and best friend. A southern belle. Quite pretty. Has been married before.

I enjoyed the plot along with how Hunter goes about winning the girl he likes. It was all very sweet! I recommend this novel to those who are fans of the other Four Weddings and a Fiasco novellas and/or if you’re looking for a unique contemporary wedding romance!

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Book Teaser(s) :
Derrick actually smiled. He'd lost his mind. ~ within Chapter 2

THE WEDDING SWITCH by Sharon Kleve Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, August 31, 2015
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Blog Tour - Deal Breakers by Laura Lee | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Laura Lee author of "Deal Breakers," which is the FIRST novel in Dealing With Love Series!!

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"Deal Breakers"
[Dealing With Love Series, Book 1] by Laura Lee

Author's Book Description :
    How were they supposed to know that one night would change everything?

    Devyn has life all mapped out. She just needs to accomplish one more thing before graduating college and becoming a full-fledged adult—lose her virginity. And who better to assist her than her best friend, Riley?

    Riley is the self-proclaimed king of fling. His college years have been filled with meaningless hookups until the one night that ruined him for all other women. The one night he spends with his best friend, Devyn. Right before he screws it all up.

    Balls to the wall, baby!

    Now five years later, Riley is determined to atone for his mistakes and prove that he can be the man that Devyn deserves. Little does he know that Devyn’s been keeping a secret from him all these years. A big secret. Now he has to figure out how to win back the only girl he’s ever loved while navigating the pitfalls of her unexpected revelation.

    Deal Breakers is filled with lots of laughs, a sexy romance, and an overflowing swear jar.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

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About the Author :

Laura Lee is the author of the bestselling Karli Lane series as well as the upcoming Dealing With Love series. She is a proud member of the Romance Writers of America focusing on paranormal, urban fantasy, and contemporary romance.

Laura's passion has always been storytelling. She spent most of her life with her nose in a book thinking of alternate endings or continuations to the story. She won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again!

Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence. She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with Cadbury's chocolate, and her music turned up loud. When she's not writing or watching HGTV, she's reading anything she can get her hands on. She's a sucker for spicy romances, especially those involving vampires or cowboys!

Posted by Laura Lee on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Excerpt :

"What should we toast to?”

I think about it for a second. “To new friends?”

With an unbelievably sexy grin he asks, “What if I want to explore being more than friends?”

I roll my eyes. “Do you ever give up?”

I find myself staring at his dimples as he replies, “Not when I see something I want.”

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What a great beach read! 
Posted by Laura Lee on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Feasted On: Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 2061 KB | Expected Release Date: November 17, 2014 | Publisher: Simon & Schuster : Gallery Books : Pocket Star | Obtained: NetGalley

"Rocky Mountain Miracle" by Christine Feehan

Author's Book Description : When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sparks that fly could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can't help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart around the holidays?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars! Cole comes “home” after his father is murdered to take over as guardian for his teenage brother (Jase). Both Cole and Jase have dealt with a violent upbringing at the hands of their father, while they are happy he’s now dead and knowing they weren’t the ones who killed him, they struggle to move on from the demons their father left behind. Yet, when fate brings Maia (the local traveling veterinarian) into their lives, Cole finds it hard to ignore how perfect she is and how she fits right in with them. Now if only Cole can make it through the holiday season (a time period he absolutely hates) and protect both Jase and Maia from those from his father’s past who have plans of revenge…

This slightly paranormal contemporary romance quickly sweeps you up into its intrigue; just as fast as Cole got Maia onto the dance floor…aka lightening quick. I was unsure what to expect of this novel, but soon found it had the same charisma Ms. Feehan puts into all of her novels, especially her Dark Series. Fascinating characters with mysterious pasts and uncertain futures leave the readers only wanting MORE! Cole, Maia, and Jase are no exception as it was great reading about them! Plus, the igniting chemistry between Cole and Maia was heavy throughout this novel making it easy to root for the growing relationship between them. I could not get enough and was sorry it had to end!

I recommend this novel to those who are fans of Ms. Feehan and/or are in the mood for an adventurous contemporary romance that has slight paranormal tendencies. =0)

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Connected Books Here :

Kobo (e-Book) : Rocky Mountain Miracle

IndieBound (Paperback) : The Shadows of Christmas Past (Rocky Mountain Miracle)

Kobo (e-Book) : The Shadows of Christmas Past (Rocky Mountain Miracle)

Kobo (e-Book) : A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury (Rocky Mountain Miracle)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Dark Melody | Dark Legend | Burning Wild | Dark Slayer | Dark Peril

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : April 2010 - Book Sale!! | WWW Wednesdays [May 12, 2010] | The Monday Update [September 13, 2010] | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Dark Predator | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Dark Storm


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Book Teaser(s) :

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MIRACLE by Christine Feehan -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, August 30, 2015
"Hey now, don't you go blaming anything on me," Maia objected. "Honestly, Jase. He started it." She rubbed her mouth. "At least I think he did, I can't remember now. But he's such a flirt."
"He said he doesn't have to smile at women," Jase reported. He was trying desperately to make up for the accusations he'd leveled at his brother earlier. Unsure of himself, he followed Maia's lead, teasing Cole.
Maia's eyebrow shot up. Cole sank back on his knees, groaning aloud. "Jase. That was a brotherly confidence you weren't supposed to share." He looked at Maia. "We're still trying to get the hang of being brothers. Neither of us knows a lot about it yet, but I'm certain that was confidential."
"Brotherly advice?" Maia asked.
"Something like that," Cole admitted. ~ within Chapter 7

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MIRACLE by Christine Feehan -- Read my #bookreview here:...

Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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