The large majority of romance novels focus on the dating and beginning stages of the couple. Very few explore what happens are the wedding vows. How does a couple find their way back to each other after a tragedy? How do they cope? The first few times, this book came across my email, I ignoredContinue reading “Book Review: Jagged Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan”
ABOUT JAGGED INK – Available February 19th, 2019 The Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs series continues with a couple fighting to keep what they thought they had and gain what they didn’t know they needed. Roxie Montgomery met her soul mate when she least expected it. When he asked her to marry her, sheContinue reading “Chapter Excerpt: Jagged Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan”
Most generally romance novels end when the couple is engaged or even when they marry, very few explore married life. That’s where this novel goes. What happens when the spark is fizzling? Chemistry is still there but life gets in the way. For Imogene and Theo, a few things are getting in the wayContinue reading “Book Review: Down We’ll Come, Baby by Carrie Aarons”
Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott Hills of Texas #2 Book 1: Saving the Sheriff GIVEAWAY Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL) $10 Amazon gift card Synopsis: First comes marriage, then comes… Rusty Walker has spent her entire life trying to earn her tough, ranching father’s respect and approval by learning the business inside and out. But now herContinue reading “Book Blitz: Resisting the Rancher by Kadie Scott”
Book 1 of Imperfect Hearts Series This is a terrific book!! I received book 2 and three as an ARC for review. Once I read book two, I had to buy this book. Book 2–For You Book 3–Someone Like You Reviews for each of these books will be coming in the next week or soContinue reading “Book Review: No One But You by Alexandra Silva”
BLURB: Imogen There is no way we can still love and cherish one and other. When I married Theo Walsh, the rough, bearded townie who worked construction on my family’s summer house, I’d found my happily ever after. That was before the fighting. Before the jealousy. Before the infertility. We’ll be divorced long beforeContinue reading “Cover Reveal: DOWN WE’LL COME, BABY by Carrie Aarons”
This is book 1 of a duet series–Five Reasons to Go has been previously reviewed. I’m going back through my archives to review books that read. I didn’t start writing book reviews until this summer so I have hundreds of books that I have read for my own enjoyment. Some are ones I’ve borrowed fromContinue reading “Book Review: Ten Reasons to Stay by Candace Knoebel”
Annie has longed to feel those butterflies in in tummy and be with the love of her life. She thought she found him senior year of high school. Things just didn’t work out that way until she met Holden. Holden is a college baseball player who gets injured during the game Annie watched. Holden and Annie start to build a life together. First, she finally admits to loving him and moves in with him. It takes Holden awhile for Annie to trust him. He’s patient. Over time, things change. They take each other for granted–move apart emotionally. But they still love each other.
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
As soon as I was approved for an ARC of this novel, we picked up the previous novel in the series: Ten Reasons to Stay. When I finished reading Corrine’s story, I was not looking forward to reading Jack’s story. Jack was a complete tool. I’m glad I read both novels. Reading the first book gave me a better understanding about Jack–who he is where he comes from. It makes it easier in his novel to understand why he wants to change and never wants to be that guy again. In Jack’s story: Five Reasons to Go, I had more sympathy for Jack because of everything he went through before with Corrine and after. Jack is flawed but still relatable.
Jack’s story begins at the same point Corrine’s story begins–with both of them together. But unlike Corrine’s story, the reader is moved through those last few years with Corrine fairly quickly. I’m not sure if I would have understood everything that happened with Corrine had I not bought the previous novel. This part of the novel still paints Jack in a negative light even in his own story.
Jack Swanson has been married to Corrine since shortly after graduating college. The harder he works to appease her the worse their marriage gets. He has the brilliant idea of an open marriage. Every Thursday–home by midnight. No staying over and protection is a must! This concept blows up in his face when his wife falls in love with Cole (All of this in in the previous novel). Jack is a complete wreck after Corrine divorces him. He realizes how terrific his life really was with Corrine. He also realized how horrible of a person he was to Corrine and Jessica. How his actions have hurt both women.