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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here


  • "Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel" [Beau Monde Series, Book 1] by Samantha Grace

    Book Teaser:
    She pitched forward, barely grabbing the branch with both hands before slipping from the window ledge. One second she swung through the air and the next she came up short.
    Oh, heavens above. Something caught her skirt, causing it to bunch up around her waist and expose her drawers for all God's tiny garden creatures to see.
    Lana tightened her grip and suppressed a whimper. Why did she leave the ballroom? ~ within Chapter 1

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Feasted On: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 4

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 422 KB | Expected Release Date: February 28, 2012 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Jodi Redford

    "Getting Familiar With Your Demon" [That Old Black Magic Series, Book 4] by Jodi Redford

    My Book Summary : Recently Marabella (Bella) has seen a physic who informed her that she has been cursed with virginity, which would really explain why all of her dates seemly end up leaving her whenever they are on the verge of getting hot and heavy with each other. After one of these types of dates, Bella comes across a very hot demon, Sam, who she can't seem to stop thinking about. However, when she finds him in a situation where he could get himself killed she helps out much to his annoyance.

    Sam has recently been relinquished from being tortured and into the hands of someone even worse. The only way he can think of getting out of his predicament is by getting himself killed. Therefore, when Bella protects him, to say he isn't please is an understatement. Nevertheless, both of them leave from that experience believing they'll never see each other again, even though they both were very much attracted to each other.

    So, when Sam's cousin finds another way to earn Sam freedom that involves Bella (in a way), he is both intrigued and nauseous at the prospect. However, what was originally one-time meeting turns into something a whole lot more when emotions and other people get involved...

    My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!!! This novel is a great new addition to Jodi's That Old Black Magic Series! It takes you on an adventure that you might not expect (I know I didn't) and turns into a wonderful story about love, responsibility, and what it means to have a conscience.

    I will admit that the first few chapters made me think I wasn't going to enjoy this novel but around the time that Nikki (one of Sam's cousins) gets kidnapped and they start looking into Bella's past I was so intrigued with this novel that I couldn't help but love it by the end!! The characters are very amusing and clever! I loved the twists in this novel! In addition to finding out that Domino isn't a complete hard ass like I always thought she was. =0)

    I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Jodi's That Old Black Magic Series! In addition, this novel could be read as a standalone book (I believe) so if you like paranormal books that deal with demons, witches, reapers and mates then this is the book for you!!

    My Previous Interview with this Author : November 2011

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 3

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Naughty List

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Jerking his focus to the stove, he spied a frying pan holding the charcoaled remains of...something. One of the few spatulas he owned was half melted to the burner. What the hell? His patience at an all-time low, he held his breath, crossed to the sink and cranked open the window situated above it. A breeze stirred through, scattering the acrid scent blanketing the kitchen.
    He awarded Nikki a baleful glare. “Is there a reason you’re murdering my appliances and utensils?”
    “I was making breakfast. Except I’m not very good at it.”
    “Clearly.” ~ within Chapter 5
    Why deny the natural sexual chemistry between them? It’d only condemn him to a constant hard-on. They could fuck each other’s brains out and leave it at that. It might even kill his obsession with her once and for all.
    He slid a glance toward her and noticed she was sniffling. Aw hell. He’d been cock-blocked by a damn chick flick. Shifting his focus to the TV screen, he attempted to deduce what sappiness had her all misty-eyed, but damn if he could figure it out. In the movie, the big guy who apparently liked to dance a lot---but redeemed himself by driving a ’57 Chevy---said something about not putting Baby in a corner before dragging his girlfriend away from the table. From the looks of things, they were going to dance again.
    Bloody fuck. Who danced this much? It was abnormal.
    Marabella blotted her eyes with a tissue and gave another sniffly sigh. “Now that’s true love.”
    “You’ve got to be shittin’ me.” ~ within Chapter 15
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jodi, then please check out her website.

    Friday, January 27, 2012

    Made the Grade: The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 8

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 383; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1188 KB | Expected Release Date: February 1, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Stud" [The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 8] by Cheryl Brooks

    My Book Summary : Over the years, Tarq has put what he knew best to work over the years, by being a stud, and it has made him rich. Nevertheless, it has yet to make him really happy.

    As far as Loucinda (Lucy) can remember she has been the one to do everything her parents have ever asked for. From making sure breakfast was ready in the mornings for them to never dating a guy before because her father made sure none came around and a whole lot more.

    When these two meet at Lucy's father's restaurant, it is love at first sight/smell. However, when false pretenses, insecurities, and other people try to come between them, how will they ever be able to admit to each other how they truly feel? Or by the time one of them does .... will it already be too late?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Sweet and adventurous is how I would describe this latest novel from The Cat Star Chronicles series. I love this series because of the Zetithians (males and females) and their unique ways! Therefore, I could not wait to read this novel. The characters were colorful and I'm really interested to see if Vertigan will have a bigger role in the next book or not. I really liked the chemistry between Tarq and Lucy! They were such a sweet couple.

    However, my biggest issue with this novel was how much Tarq and Lucy second-guessed themselves and each other when it came to their feelings. I mean there were some really great scenes in this novel. Nevertheless, it seems not long after those great scenes happened the main characters (either one of them or both) would backtrack on their decisions, just drawing out the false pretenses that they were using even though there originally was none! I really couldn't believe that they were so insecure with themselves that they kept putting themselves down. At some points I just wanted to smack them (mostly Lucy since she does it more than Tarq) so they get on track and stop thinking about themselves the way they were. It was really annoying.

    In addition, even though I haven't read all of the books in this series, I was a little surprised that Jack and Cat weren't in this one (not that they needed to be). On the other hand, I really liked that this was only the POVs from the main characters, since in some of the other books it was POVs from a little bit of everyone.

    Anyways .... I would recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of the series like me!

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

    Book Teaser(s) :
    He wasn't cold---in fact, he felt warmer than normal, which was reassuring. Placing her fingertips on the side of his neck, she finally felt a pulse---very faint and slow, but steady. Perhaps this was what he'd meant when he'd said his body would shut down to heal itself. On the other hand, he'd said he would sleep for a couple of days, not appear to be dead. Trust a man to leave out that most pertinent detail... ~ within Chapter 15
    "Need a slingshot, though---or something like it. With all these rocks lying around everywhere, there's plenty of ammunition. Don't suppose you've got anything stretchy in that bag of yours, do you?"
    Lucy thought for a moment. "Um, the elastic in my underwear, maybe? It's pretty stretchy."
    Tarq began chuckling uncontrollably. "I can hardly wait to tell Dax I killed a vrelnot---or anything else, for that matter---with a pair of ladies panties." ~ within Chapter 21
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cheryl, then please check out her website.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Made the Grade: The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 683 KB | Release Date: December 2011 | Publisher: Bantam Books : Loveswept | Obtained: Amazon.com/Smashwords

    "Donovan's Angel" [The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1] by Peggy Webb (aka Anna Michaels)

    My Book Summary : After years of traveling to different places and enjoying, a life of carefree living Martie is ready to settle down, so she moves to the small town of Pontotoc, Mississippi with plans to make some roots and teach jazzercise classes. However, the one thing that is not on the menu is to get involved with her hot new backyard neighbor, Paul, who just happens to also be a Reverend. Especially since Paul's life seems to be too much like living in a fish bowl and Martie already knows herself to be eccentric for that type of strict living.

    Nevertheless, trying to get Paul to see the reasoning behind them not getting into a relationship gets harder by the day. Even when you have a mischievous puppy, making sure you always have a reason to see him on what seems to become a daily basis.

    Everyone in town would agree that the two of them together is the worst thing that could happen .... everyone except Paul that is. Now all he has to do is try convincing everyone else in town ... Martie included!

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this story is lively, incredibly sweet, fun, and very heartwarming!! The characters and events that go on within this book are very creative and scandalously delicious!! I never thought a Reverend could heat me up as much as Paul does throughout the pages, while Martie is just a hoot with her "brazen" ideas and colorful attire! I thought they made a wonderful couple! In addition, I thought this story had a wonderful plot that really gave me a perspective I never would have thought to look at before.

    The only flaw in this story, for me, was that even after Martie and Paul get married they still held back from each other the passion that is between them because of other people’s views and what they believe is the "right thing to do." I know it would have made for a shorter book but I wish they didn't have to go through all of that. However, I do like how Martie and Paul went about to make their marriage work, as well as, how everything wrapped up in a very surprising panache Martie-like fashion! =0)

    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soft romance novels that have a lot of comedy thrown in!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Teaser #1
    Martie stood hypnotized, watching the pandemonium from her vantage point on the stage. She saw Paul collar the goat just in time to save Miss Beulah, but before she could breathe a sigh of relief she saw movement on the stage.
    Francine’s Siamese was taking advantage of the situation to dive at Martha Sue’s goldfish, and the beagles thought the chase meant rabbits. Sounding their bugle calls, they entered the hunt. One of them ran through Essie Mae’s legs, knocking her onto the lap of the astonished postman, and the other ran under the table of desserts at the back of the room. He bumped the table leg, sending a chocolate-cream pie into flight. The airborne pie landed in Sam’s lap. ~ within Chapter 6

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



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    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Enraptured


  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here


  • "Enraptured" [Eternal Guardians Series, Book 4] by Elisabeth Naughton
    Expected Publication Released Date: April 3, 2012

    Author's Book Description:
      ORPHEUSTo most he’s an enigma, a devil-may-care rogue who does whatever he pleases whenever he wants. Now this loose cannon is part of the Eternal Guardians­—elite warriors assigned to protect the human realm—whether he likes it or not.

      Orpheus has but one goal: to locate a magical medallion with supernatural powers. He’s just not expecting a woman to get in the way, especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. Unable to resist her, the two become unlikely allies. He simply has no idea she’s an assassin sent to seduce, entrap, then ultimately destroy him.

      Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There’s a reason Orpheus feels so familiar, a reason her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he’s not the man everyone thinks…

      Then again…maybe he’s exactly that man.

      The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Marked



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    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Teaser Tuesdays: Donovan's Angel

  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here



  • "Donovan's Angel" [The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1] by Peggy Webb (aka Anna Michaels)

    Book Teaser:
    "The Cheshire cat, I presume?" he asked, smiling.
    "No. Just Baby's messenger mistress. I'm returning your socks."
    "Remind me to thank Baby."
    "Don't be too hasty with the thanks. Just wait until you see the socks." She clutched the limb, already regretting her impulsiveness in climbing the tree. She was just asking for trouble. ~ within Chapter 2



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    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Made the Grade: Claimed by K. R. Smith

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 124 KB | Release Date: April 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com/Smashwords

    "Claimed" by K. R. Smith

    My Book Summary : Jessica has just survived "camping hell" with her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, Steve, and his friends. Now all she has to do is get back to Anchorage so she can make her flight, get back home, and she'll be all set. However, Steve decides to prolong their trip back and stops off at a small town bar, where he completely ignores Jessica, and plans to get drunk with his friends. Also, not long after she arrives at the bar Jessica notices a hot guy checking her out, she decides that instead of waiting to break up with Steve later she'll do it now, and needs to find a way to get to Anchorage.

    Flint, the hot guy she noticed earlier, comes to her rescue at the bar, is nice enough to drive her safely to Anchorage, and they both get a whole lot closer throughout the night. So much closer that after a few days apart Jessica finds that her whole world and everything she thought she knew becomes changed ..... after Flint informs her that she's his mate, and he does not intend to ever let her go. But will she be able to deal with the new changes or even want them?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This story puts an interesting twist on what it means to be a werewolf and to be the mate of one. I thought these different aspects of being a werewolf were very clever and makes me wonder what Flint and the other Lokoti Werewolves look like!! Nevertheless, because of the poor reviews on Amazon.com I didn't expect this to be as cute and erotic as I found it!

    Yes, I agree, with some of the other reviewers on Amazon.com who said that this story doesn't have the best of writing. But in some ways, I just thought it all works!

    I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a light, fun, paranormal romance!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Glowing turquoise eyes...? Then that means that night in the hotel room, I wasn't imagining things! I recalled how sharp his teeth had felt as I remembered all the growling noises he had made. Right now, he or it, was panting as it stood in the entranceway of my kitchen.
    Holy shit, I screwed a Werewolf! ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters

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



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    Made the Grade: Bound In Sin by Cynthia Eden

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 163 KB | Release Date: January 2, 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Bound In Sin" by Cynthia Eden

    My Book Summary : Ten years ago Paige and Drake were inseparable it seemed. Even though Paige was human and Drake was next in line to become alpha of his pack, they really loved each other and planned to spend their lives together. However, Drake's current alpha and a vengeful vampire changed Paige & Drake's plans, separating them for good the best way they knew how, by turning Paige into a vampire.

    Now ten years later, Paige returns to Drake after she heard rumors about someone out to get him. Once they get together again, sparks fly and old passion ignites! But everyone knows vampires and werewolves are sworn enemies. Will they be able to put the pass behind them and move on or will they still be ripped apart for good?

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! A cute story about love and loss, and overcoming the "rules" that others may put on you. It had the same intense passion as "Bound In Darkness," however I think I liked the plot better in "Bound In Darkness" then this one. I mean the plot is good, it's cute, gets the point across and such, yet because of how short this story is it feels like this story wraps up too quickly. I guess I just wish there was more to it.

    Nevertheless, I would still recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Cynthia Eden's novels and who has enjoyed reading her other Bound books.

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Eternal Hunter | Immortal Danger | Hotter After Midnight | Bound In Darkness

    Book Teaser(s) :
    “I’m the fucking alpha.” He let the power ring in his voice. He’d fought for the title. Earned it. And since he was alpha, the one they all submitted to... “I can do anything I want.”
    “Jeremiah–”
    Had that bastard really gone after Paige? Set this whole nightmare in motion? His jaw ached as Drake growled, “He’s dead.” A very lucky thing for the old wolf right then. Because if he’d still been living, Drake would have ripped him apart. “It’s my pack now.” If Heath wanted to challenge him...
    Come the hell on. ~ within Chapter 6

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



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    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    Feasted On: Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Hardcover - Pages: 319; Kindle Edition - File Size: 584 KB | Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 | Publisher: Candlewick Press | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Getting Over Garrett Delaney" by Abby McDonald

    My Book Summary : Ever since Sadie met Garrett she has been madly infatuated with him, however he's never seen her as anything other than a friend. Nevertheless, when summer break begins and Garrett becomes single again, Sadie has high hopes that this is finally the time when their relationship will begin to change and become something more. Yet when their summer plans get messed up, and Garrett goes off to literary camp while Sadie stays in town working at the local coffee shop, she comes to realize that the friendship between them might not even be a friendship and what she took as them being "equals" might not be that at all. Therefore, while Garrett is away (with his latest love he met at camp) Sadie decides to go through a "12 step plan" to get over her obsession with Garrett and try turning herself into the person she might really want to be. Thankfully, she has friends new and old to help her out, however, when Garrett returns from camp will she be able to stick to her plan, or will she fall back into old habits??

    My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! This novel is fun and makes you remember what it's like to be a teenager. Well, a girl teen at least. Dealing with the pressures from friends to like the things they do. As well as, dealing with the all too usual cases of unrequited love, or at least what you believe to be love at the time you’re feeling it. In addition, I liked that it didn't only deal with the feelings that Sadie was having. Since this novel also shows, how that even when we grow up we can get into situations where we might change ourselves for someone else---even if we don't intentionally mean to at that time---and how some of us deal with the after effects of those decisions.

    This novel reminded me of my teenage years. I was shy (I still am in some ways). However, between the ages of 13-16 years old I pretty much took whatever my friends said as "cool" as what was right. [Example: I like country music but they didn't so I didn't like country music.] I think most teenagers (and younger kids) do this a lot growing up. Just hopefully at some point they'll come to their senses and realize trying to find out who they are and want to be is what the right thing to do is, which is what Sadie tries to learn throughout this whole novel.

    I really liked the characters, everyone from the cafe (LuAnn, Dominique, Josh, Aiko, etc) was hilarious with their own little family camaraderie going on, and Kayla was very refreshing since she really grows (or as Sadie comes to realize she is more then what meets the eye) throughout the book. Even Garrett, in a weird way, isn't really a bad guy and is a good character. His only real flaw was trying to change Sadie in the first place and then kind of being a "user" type of person.

    Anyway ... what I'm trying to say is ... I HIGHLY recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys YA books. Especially novels that have strong female leads that have role model potential!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Romeo and Juliet? Death by poison, dagger, and miscommunication. I feel a surge of new energy as I click through the pages, updating every relationship with their dismal demise. Shakespeare is easy. Desdemona: murdered by her husband. Ophelia: drowned. Cordelia: hanged. Uplifting. ~ within Chapter 10
    "I thought up another step for that plan of yours!"
    "You did?" I remain noncommittal. LuAnn's previous suggestions for the "Getting Over Garrett" file have so far included transferring to an international school somewhere glamorous and European, making out with twenty-four boys in twenty-four hours, and staging an intricate voodoo witchcraft ceremony to peel his essence from around my soul. ~ within Chapter 20

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



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    Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Made the Grade: Compass Brothers Series, Book 1

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 319 KB | Release Date: March 2011 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Northern Exposure" [Compass Brothers Series, Book 1] by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr

    My Book Summary : Lucy had always had a thing for Silas even though she was dating his best friend, Colby. The three of them had been inseparable growing up, so when Lucy finds Colby and Silas making out in the barn she's crushed thinking that they have finally found what they want in each other and no longer want her and takes off. However, Silas takes Lucy's leaving after being caught kissing Colby as her being discussed with what they were doing, so with that in mind, and since he's 18-years-old, he decides to take himself out of the equation so he won't be able to hurt his family or Colby and Lucy.

    Over the next ten years, Silas is in Alaska working on risky jobs, drinking away his misery over missing his family, their ranch, and the two people he has always loved (Colby and Lucy). Then an accident happens while on the job, injuring him, and sending him back home into the care of Colby and Lucy.

    Even though things have changed while Silas has been gone, the one thing that hasn't is Colby and Lucy's love and dedication to each other and their love for Silas, whom they both miss. However, once Silas gets back home will they be able to salvage the relationship they all once shared together and make it grow into something more? Or will everyone else's expectations of what is propriety get in the way of their love?

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This story is about the lengths people will go through to make sure they put the ones they love above all else, even if what they decide is a little misguided. I really enjoyed this story!! The sex scenes were very hot. You might need to cool yourself off afterwards! In addition, what makes this story really likeable is the plot, it might be short but it worked. I just wished it was a bit longer.

    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys erotic romances.

    My Previous Review(s) for Mari : Tequila Truth

    Book Teaser(s) :
    A series of three dings proved Seth, Sam and Sawyer waited for him to join. He selected their names from the list onscreen then entered the conference.
    "You should have seen them. Smoking hot quadruplets, Sam." Silas's brother out west bragged to his twin. "Two for you, two for me."
    "Sawyer Compton, what kind of trouble are you digging up now?" Vicky laughed at the horror on her youngest son's face.
    "Dude, a little warning would have been nice before you tossed Mom on the line." To see the Coastie blush made Silas's day. ~ within Chapter 6

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jayne and/or Miri, then please check out their websites: Jayne's Amazon Page & Mari's Amazon Page.



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    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Disappointmentville: Virgin River Series, Book 6

    Format: Paperback | Pages: 416 | Release Date: March 2009 | Publisher: Mira Books | Obtained: Friends of the Pasquotank-Camden Library - Fall Book Sale

    "Temptation Ridge" [Virgin River Series, Book 6] by Robyn Carr

    My Book Summary : After putting her life on hold for the last five years, at 25-years-old Shelby's life finally changes once her mother passes away. She sells their house, moves in with her Uncle Walt and cousins for the fall and winter, and plans to travel and get back into college within the next year. However, while she's making plans for college and traveling doesn't mean she can't have any fun while she's visiting/staying with family in Virgin River ....

    Luke just recently retired from the Army. He plans to move into and rebuild the rundown house and cabins, in Virgin River, that he and his younger brother purchased a while back, and plans to overhaul them and sell them to earn some profit. However, he soon realizes that Virgin River isn't the usual type of town. It's a place where they take care of their own, and make any newcomers feel like family.

    Once Shelby and Luke meet, their attraction to each other is undeniable! Nevertheless, the 13-year age difference and personal life plans make it so Luke tries to stay away from Shelby as much as possible. However, as they get to know each other more over the weeks/months in Virgin River will they be able to stay apart from each other for long??

    My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. This is the first book that I've read from this series, and even though it's within a series, I feel that each book can be read as a standalone novel. However, with that being said this novel/series, I've come to realize, is written in a way that each novel may have main characters but still has a bunch of sub-plots throughout the whole book. This makes it so some of the sub-plots that come up in one of the novels might not end until the next novel or a few novels after that. It's definitely a unique concept that made me even more interested in this series.

    Nevertheless, I find that even though I thoroughly enjoyed reading about each of the main characters, the different plots, and the town. I didn't like this novel that well because of how the main characters (Luke and Shelby) story was dragged out. The first half I can understand, but by the time Thanksgiving came around and Luke is now having issues with his past come back to haunt him, it just got to be a little too much for me. Also, there were times when I got so caught up with what was going on between Luke and Shelby that I did get annoyed with having a new sub-plot come up because than I had to wait a couple of pages or chapters to get back to information about them.

    Overall, though, I think this is a great series with lively characters and a wonderful town that I wish was real so I could visit! I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading Susan Mallery's Fools Gold Series!!

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    Book Teaser(s) :
    She gave him a peck on the lips. "How long will Sean be here?"
    "Seriously, I'm going to kill him and hide the body."
    "How long?" she demanded, though she smiled.
    "He says a few days. But he doesn't know about his impending murder." ~ within Chapter 6

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