Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green


Summary from Good Reads:


     Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. 

     As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother s criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her. 

     But now the Sunshine Girls are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy are all going through crises of their own, their mother s illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears and they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all.


My Thoughts:

     The Sunshine Sisters is another good summer read for 2017!  This is a good dysfunctional family/forgiveness story but it doesn’t get too overly emotional or dark which makes it just right for a light summertime read. 
     We move through the lives of the Sunshine sisters from childhood into adulthood seeing how their parental issues affected their lives and relationships.  Each sister dealt with their overly dramatic and selfish mother’s moods in different ways and also carried those coping mechanisms into their working and personal relationships.  I think everyone can identify a little bit with each sister be it Nell’s fear of vulnerability, Meredith’s people pleasing ways, or Lizzy’s constant need for excitement. 
     I really enjoyed reading about how each of the sisters dealt with their relationship issues and how they came to realize that they don’t have to carry their family dysfunction on.  This has a nice wrapped up ending with a tinge of sadness.  The Sunshine Sisters is an enjoyable read even though it was occasionally predictable. 
 4/5 stars


Author’s site:  http://www.janegreen.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Synopsis
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?

Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?
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Teaser Tuesday with Meghan Quinn!









My Best Friend’s Ex, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy is coming June 1st!


When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong.

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend's ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that's what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/YN7T9k

Monday, May 22, 2017

FEEL ME (O'Brien Family #4) by Cecy Robson


Summary:

     Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want.

Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.

Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for his charm. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.

Releases May 23, 2017
Goodreads | Amazon
Works as a standalone 
  

My Thoughts:

     I love a good romance series with great characters and strong woman. I am a big fan of Nora Roberts and her trilogies/quartets and this book reminded me of her stories a lot.  There’s a bit more sexiness in these than a typical NR book but they are not long drawn out or overdone scenes if you choose to skim those parts. 
     I usually don’t like to start in the middle of a series but was asked for a review and couldn’t resist.  Declan and Mel’s story can definitely be read as a standalone but it is so good you will want to go back and read the first three books just like I’m dying to! 
     It is always great when they subplots are interesting as well as the main storyline and that is very true in this one.  Declan and Mel work in the district attorney’s office helping victims of domestic violence and abuse-there was nothing too graphic-and it was very interesting to read.  My only complaint would be that there was a touch too much drama thrown in at the end.  Every relationship has its problems in the beginning but a few too many were thrown in towards the end.  This did not deter me from enjoying this story! 4/5 stars


Author’s site: http://www.cecyrobson.com/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Excess Baggage by Laura Barnard


Summary from Good Reads:

 
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girl’s holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?

Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?

My Thoughts:

     This would be a great beach read!   It is light and fun without anything too serious or heart wrenching but still a cute, fast romantic read. 

     My issue with this story was that the main characters are supposed to be about thirty years old but they seemed rather immature to me.  The main characters met at 15 & 16 and were each other’s’ first loves but now they are 30 and 31 but this age seems too old for the way they act.  I think that if Erica & Jack were around 24 or 25 it would seem more plausible.  3/5

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Check out this amazing teaser for MY BEST FRIEND'S EX by Meghan Quinn releasing on June 1st! 



MY BEST FRIEND'S EX
NA Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2oJ8dxH



When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson. 

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong. 

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man. 

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs. 

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences. 

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend's ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that's what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if "It's Raining Men" starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing... enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!


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Monday, May 15, 2017

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My Best Friend’s Ex, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy is coming June 1st!

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My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn Publication Date: June 1st, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Neil Danvers

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.
Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.
Boy, was I wrong.
Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.
Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.
But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.
Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend's ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that's what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/YN7T9k

About the Author:

A BLONDE AT HEART
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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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