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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Made the Grade: Fools Gold Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Format: Paperback | Pages: 378 | Release Date: August 30, 2011 | Publisher: HQN Books

"Only Yours" [Fools Gold Series, Book 5] by Susan Mallery

My Book Summary : Just when Montana thinks, her day is going pretty well her latest service dog-in-training gets away from her and takes her on a wild goose chase, leading her right into the unwanted arms of the newest surgeon in town, Simon. After that disastrous meeting, she gets recruited to show this same man around town, in hopes that he will end up staying and help out the town even more. However, once she gets to know him better she seems to stop promoting the town to him and hangs out with him for him just being him.

For Simon's part, even though the town is nice, he's had the towns he's worked in proposition him to try to get him to stay before. Even so, when his time is up it is always time for him to move onto the next place where he'll be able do some good. However, Montana is nothing like the women he's used to. She's fun, sweet, and when he's with her, he is at times like someone he's never been before.

The question is now, when he's time is up .... will he be able to leave or even want to?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a sweet novel. I really enjoyed reading about Montana and her dogs, Simon with his fragile heart that makes him want to be perfect, and learning new things about Montana's family. Montana and Simon make a great couple and this novel tells you why!

Also, you get to learn about another one of Montana's older siblings and her nephew makes me very curious as to what will happen with them and whom her brother will end up with. All of the side stories were really great to read about, but the one about her mother was a little drawn out and a little boring.

Overall, if you’re familiar with the series, be sure to check out this novel too!!

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Having Her Boss's Baby

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Teaser #1
She paused, only to find Pia staring at her.
"What?"
"Wow." Pia grinned. "You've fallen for him."
Heat exploded on her cheek and she ducked her head. "Don't say that. I think he's interesting. It's nothing more than that."
"It's a whole lot more than that."
It was the kisses, she thought. How was she supposed to ignore them? ~ within Chapter 7

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Susan, then please check out her Amazon Page. To find out more about the town of Fools Gold then click here.



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"Waiting On" Wednesday: Until There Was You

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  • "Until There Was You" by Kristan Higgins
    Publication Released Date: October 25, 2011

    Author's Book Description:
      She’s having serious prom-night déjà vu...

      Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her loveable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend—sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking...something like Liam Murphy.

      When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas...

    I love how this author is with her novels, she always seems to give her characters a pet of some kind, and they always live in some new/different location (usually) up north. Making a definite that I'll be reading this book!! I cannot wait!! ♥

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Just One of the Guys | The Next Best Thing | All I Ever Wanted



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    Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Teaser Tuesdays: Only Yours

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  • "Only Yours" [Fools Gold Series, Book 5] by Susan Mallery

    Book Teaser:
    "Are you all right?"
    She sighed. "Sorry. I was having a little discussion with myself. I'm done now."
    "Did you win the argument?"
    "I wasn't arguing."
    "You looked serious about something." ~ within Chapter 4



    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Tempting | Accidentally Yours | Falling For Gracie | Chasing Perfect | Having Her Boss's Baby | Only Mine



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    Monday, August 29, 2011

    Disappointmentville: Immortal Realms Series, Book 2

    - This is an ARC book - Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 352 KB | Release Date: May 2011 | Publisher: Red Sage Publishing

    "Dark Obsession" [Immortal Realms Series, Book 2] by Suzanne Rock

    My Book Summary : After a bad split and an end to the affair that Javier and Catherine shared over two centuries ago, things have changed for each of them and they have changed as well, now Javier wants to have Catherine back into his life and earn her heart. However, it'll be a lot harder then just showing up and swooping her into his arms. They'll have to earn each others trust again, while fighting to save the lives of Catherine's king, the lives of the fey, Catherine's lover, and themselves from an unknown evil that is conspiring with the current fey king.

    Will they be able to make it out alive and with their hearts still intact??

    My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. I really liked Javier and Talen as characters, their roles in this novel were well thought out and they were addicting alpha males that you just love to read about. Catherine was an okay character, there were times I loved her relationship with Javier and there were times that I just wanted to smack her for some of the stupid things she decided to be true. Overall, it was a gripping and stimulating novel!! However, I think I would have liked it better and given it a higher rating if I had read the first book in this series, "Dark Deception," before this novel. So, I would definitely recommend it for those of you who have read the first novel in this series. If the author writes another novel for this series that has Talen as the main character then I'll most definitely be reading it!!

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    Book Teaser(s) :
    Javier stiffened. “What the—”
    Something snapped, and then the vibrations in the air ceased. Catherine lifted her head and tried to dispel the fog. “What is it?”
    Javier blinked and curled his finger under her chin. His eyes softened as he studied her face. “Nothing.” The air began to shimmer around her again, then snap back into place. “Fuck.” Javier lowered his arms and stepped back. “How did the little weasel do it?” He paced around the edges of the tent, enraged. “How?”
    “What?” Catherine followed him around with her eyes, confused.
    “He's blocking me from leaving somehow.”
    Catherine flexed her fingers as feeling returned to her limbs. Did he just try to glamour her? Anger swelled up in her chest. Of all the pompous. . . ~ within Chapter 6

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Suzanne, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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    Saturday, August 27, 2011

    Made the Grade: The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees

    - This is an ARC book - Format: Paperback | Pages: 261 | Release Date: September 27, 2011 | Publisher: HarlequinTEEN

    "The Juliet Spell" by Douglas Rees

    My Book Summary : Miranda (Miri) loves the theatre! She takes after her mother that way, who used to be an actress before she became a nurse. However, the one part her mother never got to play, but wanted to, was Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. So, when her high school's community theatre group decides on that play to perform, Miranda wants desperately to get the part of Juliet. So much so, does she want that part, that she take a 'become famous' spell and changes it into wanting to become Juliet. As she's performed these type of spells before, and not finding or getting anything out of them, she assumes this will be just like her other tries .... until it's not. Instead of what she is asking for it brings William Shakespeare's younger brother Edmund to her.

    Once the confusion has been settled, he is curious about life in the reality that she is living in now, and more then will to help her out in getting the part. However, it doesn't take long for Miranda to get lost in Edmund's charm and wish for something more with him ....

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! I was pleasantly surprised with this novel!! At first it started off slow and the characters were very predictable, leaving me thinking I knew exactly where the author was going to take this book, then all of the plot twists took off. As soon as one plot twist ended a new one began and the story gets all the more intriguing! I will say I'm not completely happy with the ending but it works out well with the plot. Plus, I really like that he took real people (the Shakespeare brothers) and put them into an unusual, and unreal, setting. At the very end of the novel I was happy to see a write up of what history has on Edmund Shakespeare/Shakeshaft, making it seem like this could have actually happened. Very Clever!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    "An interesting rehearsal, I thought," Drew said.
    Bobby shrugged and fluttered one hand. "Just a read-through. Not a rehearsal. The real work starts now."
    "Edmund certainly was impressive," Drew continued. "Has he played much Shakespeare?"
    "I think so," I said.
    "I heard a rumor that he played Juliet," Bobby said. "Is he gay?"
    "Not hardly."
    "Just asking," Bobby said.
    "My good friend, I think you are feeling the gnawing bite of jealousy," Drew said.
    "You know what you can bite," Bobby replied.
    "Temper, temper. I'm here for you," Drew said and gave him a fake hug.
    "I'm here for coffee," Bobby said, and ordered a mocha.
    "Bobby has always harbored a strange affection for Vivian," Drew said. "Well, maybe not strange. But affection, nonetheless. Or maybe not so much affection as unbridled lust." ~ within Chapter 9
    "And ye, Miri. What would ye have me know?"
    He looked as arrogant as Tybalt.
    And I realized that I couldn't say anything. Because what I wanted to say was unsayable, especially in front of my mom. A lot of things about Wrong Girl Versus Right Girl.
    "Well?" he said. "What do ye wish me to know?"
    And like magic I knew what I could say.
    "I've got just two words for you," I said. "Anne Hathaway." ~ within Chapter 16

    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Douglas, then please check out his Amazon Page.



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    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Made the Grade: Mate of the Wolf by Mandy Rosko

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 186 KB | Release Date: April 2011 | Publisher: Siren Publishing

    "Mate of the Wolf" by Mandy Rosko

    My Book Summary : While on a camping trip, to get away from her obligations, Shelley decides to go on a hike .... and wakes up laying beside a naked man, Michael, out in the woods away from her camp. Once Michael wakes up too and sees her, he decides to kidnaps her and lock her up in his cabin. Soon, even though he is her kidnapper, Shelley finds that he treats her better then anyone ever has before. But will Michael ever let her go? And if he does decide to let her go, by then will she want to?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This novel's plot is creative, intriguing, and I cannot wait until I read the next novel to see where it will go. However, I'm not quite sure I liked how short it was, I think it would of been better if it was a bit longer.

    Book Teaser(s) :
    “Hey," she said.
    He swallowed. Though she wasn't naked like he was, his eyes roved over her body. "Are you all right? I didn't scratch you, did I?" he asked, his voice serious.
    Shelley yawned, stretched, and sat up. She giggled at his desperate expression. "You were a perfect puppy."
    He jerked his head. "Puppy?" ~ within Chapter 3

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Mandy, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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    Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Lord of the Wolfyn

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  • "Lord of the Wolfyn" [Royal House of Shadows Series, Book 3] by Jessica Andersen
    Publication Released Date: October 25, 2011

    Author's Book Description:
      Once upon a time ... the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs ... and time is running out.

      Royal House of Shadows: Once upon a dark time, they were the only hope to bring their kingdom back into the light.


      Practical cop Rhea Weston didn't understand how reading a sexy version of “Little Red Riding Hood” catapulted her into another realm—face-to-fang with the legendary wolf-creature who seduced women. A wolf who transformed into a dark, virile man . . .

      Dayn cursed the Sorcerer that damned him to a lonely fate. As a beast, he mated with women to gain the strength he needed to rescue his royal palace. But as a man, he craved Reda’s touch. With little time left, Dayn had to either embrace his wolf to safe his kingdom…or fight to save his woman.

    I loved the first book in this series, so I can't wait to read this one!!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series: : Book 1



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    Made the Grade: The Game of Love by Jeanette Murray

    - This is an ARC book - Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 468 KB | Release Date: August 29, 2011 | Publisher: Carina Press

    "The Game of Love" by Jeanette Murray

    My Book Summary : Christina (Chris) has just started a new job as a high school math teacher and the girl's tennis coach, making plans to start a new life. And with her past behind her she can finally move on .... right?

    When Chris meets Brett, the high school football coach, for the first time she already knows she wants nothing to do with him. Especially since after her first few times talking with him he seems arrogant and selfish, not to mention that he used to be a pro athlete--which is already a major red mark against him. However, for Brett, after getting to know Chris a bit, he'll do his best to prove to her that he's the guy for her.

    Now, after a while of spending time together, and complying to their attraction for each other, Brett will have to prove to Chris that what they have is more then just an affair. But will Chris agree or be ready to take that next step??

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, it was a cute/sweet novel but I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. I mean the main characters were good and the plot was okay, but around 2/3s of the way in it was just WAY to dragged out. I got really annoyed with Chris. I mean I could understand her motives but I just felt like shaking her at some points. I did love the secondary characters, the last chapter and epilogue though, those redeemed the book for me.

    I recommend it for those who want a light read that's a romance too.

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    “What the hell was that?” The kid wasn’t even watching the damn ball. Tossing his clipboard down, he crossed the field. As the grass crunched beneath his Nikes, he noticed that one by one, his team’s heads were turning. And they weren’t looking his way.
    Following their line of vision, he found the distraction. The damn tennis team, running the perimeter of the football field in some half-assed formation, following their fearless leader. They weren’t looking at the field, weren’t yelling or causing a scene. Just concentrating on keeping up with Chris. ~ within Chapter 7
    Teaser #2

    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jeanette, then please check out her Amazon Page.



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    Tuesday, August 23, 2011

    Teaser Tuesdays: The Game of Love

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  • "The Game of Love" by Jeanette Murray

    Book Teaser:
    Oh, this is war.
    Regretting the loss of her pasta for a nanosecond, she tossed the remainder of the contents in his face. Witnessing his wide-eyed shock the moment before the dish hit him with a splat was vastly more satisfying than eating the rest of the pasta. Of course, he wouldn’t take that one lying down.
    Food was thrown, insults without heat were yelled, and before long they were completely out of ammo but for what covered their face, hair and clothing. She smelled like Sunday brunch at Olive Garden. ~ within Chapter 13



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