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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Spreading the Word: Twins for the Billionaire by Sarah M. Anderson | #BookReview #SarahMAnderson

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1049 KB | Print Length: 240 pages
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
ASIN: B06XW8JDZG | UNSPSC Code: 55111500
Publisher: Harlequin : Desire | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Family Fiction, Workplace Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Harlequin.com


"Twins for the Billionaire" [Billionaires and Babies Series] by Sarah M. Anderson (aka Maggie Chase)

Author's Book Description : Seducing the Single Mom

Widowed mom Sofia Bingham needs a job—fast! Her babies won’t feed themselves. Working for real estate tycoon Eric Jenner is the perfect solution. But her childhood buddy is all grown up now…and tempting as hell. Surely one unforgettable night of passion wouldn’t hurt? After that, they can go back to being all business!

But Eric doesn’t agree that they should put their red-hot romance on ice. He can’t deny his connection to Sofia’s adorable twins—or his consuming desire for their mother. What will it take to convince her that he’s playing for keeps?

My Non-Book Review : So ... I am sorry. I read this novel in April 2018 and life happened along the way, which means I lost my original review and book rating. To find out more please check out this blog post. This novel might be reread and reviewed officially later so stay tuned. If you want to hear some of my thoughts about this novel check out my Week #11 of When & Where am I Wednesday video, which I recorded when I was in the middle of reading this novel in 2018.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Second Sentence Saturday: Moonlighting | #BookTeaser #ContemporaryRomance


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:
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MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Moonlighting" [Starlight Grille Series, Book 3] / [A Serenity Harbor Maine Novella] by Delsora Lowe - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, May 22, 2020

Made the Grade: The Bourbon Brothers Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #ReeseRyan

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1199 KB | Print Length: 240 pages
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
ASIN: B074SHPT4J | UNSPSC Code: 55111500
Publisher: Harlequin : Desire | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Diverse Romance, Family Fiction
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Harlequin.com


"Savannah's Secrets" [The Bourbon Brothers Series, Book 1] by Reese Ryan

Author's Book Description : Falling for the boss has big consequences in this story that launched The Bourbon Brothers series by Reese Ryan.

Savannah Carlisle has the perfect plan. By infiltrating the Abbott family’s Tennessee bourbon empire as their events manager, she’d be one step closer to claiming half of the business they stole from her grandfather. Now, she’s not so sure. Because sexy Blake Abbott, heir to it all, is simply intoxicating. He’s supposed to be the enemy. But after one long, stormy weekend trapped with him, her defenses fail her and she gives into temptation.

Now she’s pregnant with his child...

From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.

Don’t miss a single story in The Bourbon Brothers series from Reese Ryan:
Book 1 — "Savannah’s Secrets"
Book 2 — "The Billionaire’s Legacy"
Book 3 — "Engaging the Enemy"
Book 4 — "A Reunion of Rivals"


My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Savannah wants to give her family a better life but while trying to unearth secrets she might just fall in love with her own enemy ...

First off, I want to state that this novel I originally read and reviewed in 2018, but because of recent life events my original review for this novel has been lost (find out the whole story on my blog). However, because I had read this novel during a readathon rating for this novel and a video sharing my thoughts is still available .... plus, it helps that I still remember this novel even though I read it two years ago. Therefore, my following review is based off of my recorded thoughts and what I can recall. Sadly, this novel was not one of my favorite reads and it is all because of

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Second Sentence Saturday: Destined | @pccastauthor #BookTeaser #HouseofNight


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
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MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Destined" [House of Night Series, Book 9] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast - [Amazon Book Link]

Friday, May 15, 2020

Disappointmentville: Starlight Grille Series, Book 3 | #BookReview #DelsoraLowe

- This was an ARC Read -
Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2535 KB | Print Length: 170 Pages
Publication Date: December 7, 2017 | Language: English
Publisher: Beach Plum Publishing of Maine
ASIN: B075TK7KYS | UNSPSC Code: 55111500
Main Genre(s): Holiday Romance, Contemporary Romance & Family Fiction
Format Jess Read This Novel In: eBook - MOBI File
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Prolific Works


"Moonlighting" [Starlight Grille Series, Book 3] / [A Serenity Harbor Maine Novella] by Delsora Lowe

Author's Book Description : A blast from the past, a ten-year old matchmaker with a valentine wish, an omission, and a villainous man... a recipe for disaster? Or love against all odds?

Tucker Benson’s decision to move to a new town, build a new business, and protect his daughter does not include finding a replacement for his cheating wife. But his ten-year old daughter has other plans.

And she’s found the one!

Mary Beth Walters’ life is up-to-the-brim full. When her high school crush, a single father, moves to town, she is tempted. Only problem is, he doesn’t recognize her. That could be a good thing. Or end in trouble.

When Tucker discovers the secret Mary Beth holds close to her heart, will love be enough to overcome broken trusts?

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. This is one that I read in 2018 for the Contemporary-A-Thon readathon (round 2) -- view my readathon video if you are interested in hearing more of my thoughts -- however, at the beginning of 2020 I lost my official review for this novel. Yet from my readathon video I was able to get my official rating and brief thoughts. So, what I can tell you is if I gave this novel 2 out of 5 stars .... I really didn't mind this novel, it was an okay read, BUT

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#TeaserTuesday: The Rancher's Surprise Triplets | #LindaFord #HistoricalRomance

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
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    • Write it out or create your own teaser meme too.
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Made the Grade: House of Night Series, Book 9 | #BookReview #HouseofNight

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Hardcover
Hardcover Print Length: 323 pages | Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Griffin
ISBN-10: 0312650256 | ISBN-13: 978-0312650254 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Young Adult Fiction, Vampire Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Office Max in Sale Bin


"Destined" [House of Night Series, Book 9] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Author's Book Description : Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – as long as he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow...

But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him...

Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Zoey and her friends continue on fighting against Neferet and other Dark evils ...

This novel I read in 2018 and before I could post my “official” review, that review got accidentally deleted (find out the whole story on my blog). Therefore, I leave you with the videos I created while I vlogged my reading experience of this novel (below). In addition, I will say that I wish I had read this novel

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Week #40 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTube #ReverseHarem

WHEN & WHERE AM I WEDNESDAYS are a weekly bookish memes, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! To participate here's what you need to do:
  • Based on the book your currently reading -- tell us when and where you are in your book, and possibly what "you're" (meaning the characters) doing or who "you" (meaning the characters) are with.
  • Try NOT to include spoilers!!!
  • Make sure to share the book information [title, author and/or book cover] so if someone likes what you write they can add that book to their TBR list.
  • Please mention From Me to You ... Video, Photograph, & Book Reviews as to where you heard about this collaboration meme.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Book News from Jacqueline Simon Gunn | @DrJSimonGunn


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"Before the Footprints Fade"
[Hudson River Series, Book 2]
by Jacqueline Simon Gunn

Author's Book Description :
    Amanda knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. Raised by a mother who tore her down and made her feel unworthy, she’s now determined to finish her journalism degree and stand on her own two feet.

    But when an irresistible connection tempts her, will she find the love she never had with Harry, the talented and gorgeous musician with secrets behind his eyes? Or will she once again learn that she can’t depend on anyone but herself?

    In a story that delves deeply into how the past choices and unlived lives of those close to us affect our own journey and how difficult it is to change when everyone expects you to be the same as you’ve always been, there’s even more at play than Amanda and Harry’s passionate and tumultuous relationship. Lurking in the past are secrets that hold the key to and threaten to change the lives of almost everyone close to them.

    Will they be able to hold on to their love, even when they are their own worst enemies? Or will the answers to long-asked questions blow their world apart?

    "Before the Footprints Fade" is a love story that explores philosophical themes about love, memories, nostalgia and how the path not taken creates a ripple effect on the lives of those close to us.

    This book is a spin-off of "Forever and One Day" but can be read as a stand-alone.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

#TeaserTuesday: His Wicked Wish | @OliviaDrake1 #HistoricalRomance

TEASER TUESDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews.

Anyone can play along! Just share a teaser from a novel you've previously read or are currently reading! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read.
  • Find a teaser/excerpt that you like from that novel/novella that is between a single sentence to three sentences to share.
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  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want.
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