Thursday, February 11, 2016

Book Blast! - His Personal Relationship Manager

His Personal Relationship ManagerHis Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel Kenadie Marshall suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for choosing the perfect match almost every time. Attractive and loveable Jason Hadley is taken with Kenadie Marshall from their first meeting. Determined to win her over, he does anything and everything he can think of, even if it means using her firm’s service and dating other women to stay close to her. Will Kenadie realize she’s met her match before it’s too late? Or will Jason’s ploy go too far? Find out in His Personal Relationship Manager, a romantic comedy with an epic battle of wills.
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Praise for the Book "One of the best romantic comedies I've read in a long time!" - Becky Monson, Bestselling Author of the Spinster Series "There's nothing more satisfying than a story with a great plot, strong characters, and a romance that makes me swoon. This story has it all and more! I loved every minute of it!" - Katie from Katie's Clean Book Collection
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Excerpt He paused for a moment. His intense gaze had me feeling undone. “Are you happy, Kenadie?” “That’s a complicated question.” “Well, you are a complicated woman.” “I don’t try to be.” “It was a compliment.” “How do you do that?” “What’s that?” “You always know what to say to make me feel better about myself.” “Well, that’s easy. You give me good material to work with.” “Jason … Today, I’m happy.” “You don’t know how happy I am to hear that,” he said smoothly.   


Jennifer PeelAuthor Jennifer Peel Jennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.














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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blog Tour - Not Always Happenstance

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Not Always Happenstance
Not Always Happenstance by Rachael Anderson 


Lani has lived in Hana, Hawaii for five years. She’s learned to surf, fish, dive, and manage her grandmother’s bed and breakfast. She’s also learned to take one day at a time the way it should be taken—relaxed and unrushed, savoring every moment. But, like a large wave on the brink of breaking, her life is about to crash out of control. A proposal of marriage, a conniving grandmother, a cryptic Asian woman, and a handsome guest, and suddenly everything calm begins to churn, everything clear becomes confused, and all that was normal segues into peculiar. As Lani struggles against the current to hold her ground, she realizes that she can either continue to fight and eventually lose, or take a take a leap of faith, hold her breath, and ride the wave wherever it takes her. ***This book is part of the Power of the Matchmaker series that features one recurring character—the match maker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.*** amazon get it add to goodreads  

My review: I've really been enjoying these Power of the Matchmaker books and the way these are working is really cool. There was the novella Power of the Matchmaker, and then each month there's a novel by some of the best clean romance novelists out there. But the way they're written, you can read them in order or only read one or two and it won't matter. Such a great idea!

I love the setting of this one, who doesn't want to pretend they are on the beautiful island of Maui when it's 20 degrees and snowing outside? I loved the way that the author captured the island vibe of the locals. The idea of everyone being family and bonding together to help each other is really a beautiful thing.

Then there are the characters. I love Lani. She's a fiercely loyal young woman who has just agreed to marry her boyfriend of several years, Derek. But she knows that by marrying him she will have to leave her idyllic life helping her grandmother run a B&B on Maui and she doesn't really want to do that. She loves her life of surfing, cooking, and meeting new people as they come to stay.

Then there's Easton. He has no desire to settle down in one place and he hates to say goodbye to anyone. There's also his job that no matter how many times Lani asks him about it, she can never get a strait response. 

Of course, Pearl, the matchmaker is in this book giving great advice and there's tons of crazy coincidences surrounding her. Things like everyone who would be staying in her room at the B&B cancelling their reservations suddenly - for almost the whole summer. I love the way she always knows just what to say to keep the lovers moving along and thinking of each other.

I loved this book, it's cute and clean! Make sure you read this one and the whole series! 

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Rachael Anderson A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chasing Tess

About the book: From the Amazon #1 Bestselling series in *New Release* for Clean Romance. Debuted in the SPRING VACATION Timeless Romance Anthology:

4.5 stars! "All six books are wonderfully well-written... like a buffet of mini desserts: diverse, delectable, sweet and satisfying." --IND'TALE MAGAZINE, Stephenia McGee 

5 stars! “Ah... I've been to my happy place. Six sweet romances compiled into one awesome book. These are some of my favorite writers.” –Aimee Brown 

5 stars! “These collection of romance stories are delightful! I am so impressed with all of the authors.” –Susan Russell 

Tess has been patiently waiting through three years of law school for James to pop the question. The night has finally arrived—at his graduation party. But his big announcement turns out to be completely unexpected . . . and devastating. Tess flees the party, promising herself to never again waste time on James. But as she makes a desperate cross-country drive, James makes his own plans on how to win her back. 

My review: Here's another one of Annette Lyon's romance novellas released on it's own after being in one of the collections. 

This is a cute, clean, quick read about Tess. She's been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for James to finally graduate from law school so that they could get married. But on the night that she thinks he's finally going to propose, he instead announces that he's going to be taking an internship clear across the country. Tess is furious and decides that she's done waiting for James. So, she leaves the party, heads home and packs her bags for her own move. Heading to the beach to live with her mom and forget James and the mistakes that she's made while waiting for him. But James is not quite as stupid as he appears and realizes that he needs to make some changes and win Tess back - and fast!

I liked that story of this one. It reminds me of a catchy country song that I liked a few years ago. I liked that the story is clean, cute and it's a quick read if you just need an escape for a few hours one day.

I was sent an e-copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Blog Tour - Star Struck Review and Giveaway



About the book: Mercedes Grant is known to the world as Stormy Ryan, action hero. Her movie-star status has led to some unpleasant interactions in the past, and even a few stalkers, but none has ever come close enough to her to seem dangerous—until now. When she receives a death threat on her personal cell phone, she is understandably shaken. Seizing the opportunity to take some time away from the limelight while the police investigate the phone call, Mercedes escapes to her remote cabin near Idaho’s Snake River. She knows it is the perfect place to lie low, but she doesn’t realize how low she’ll actually feel once she arrives. After days of suffering from a cold she just can’t shake, Mercedes visits the town physician, Luke Parker. The handsome doctor, a fan of the stunning celebrity, performs the necessary tests and is devastated at the unexpected diagnosis he must give her. Mercedes is sick—really sick. He knows she can handle crazy fans, but the news he has to give is another story. As Mercedes struggles to come to terms with her new future, she relies on Luke’s support. But neither imagines the disease is not the only danger Mercedes is facing—because just out of view, someone is watching her and is determined to make good on their threat.

My review: I really enjoyed this book. It has everything I look for in a book. A cute, clean romance, great characters, and a plot line that leaves you hanging and you don't want to stop reading!

Mercedes is an amazing woman. She's a movie star dealing with crazy parents, a stalker who says he's going to kill her, crazy movie schedules and to top it all off she has a killer cold that's making her exhausted all of the time. She's living in her cabin in nowhere, Idaho, so she goes to the local clinic to see if the doctor there can help her with her cold. I laughed out loud when she insulted him, that whole scene is just funny! 

Luke is a great character too. Small town doctor whose wife died leaving him to raise his daughter. She's now a teen and rebellious as any other. He knows almost as soon as he looks at Mercedes' blood that there's something seriously wrong and he also knows he's going to have to go to her cabin and tell her.

That's when things get crazy. Both of her famous and crazy parents show up within minutes of each other. And then there's her co-star who her mom has convinced that he needs to marry Mercedes. Top everything off with a crazy stalker trying to kill people and you know you won't be putting this book down anytime soon! 

It kept me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning until I read the final words!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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About the author: Kathi Oram Peterson loves to write edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense and young adult time travel. The constant thread she sews in both genres is faith in a higher power. She works hard to entertain her readers with clean, uplifting stories. Her path to publication took a detour as she raised three children. During those years, Kathi read all the how-to books on writing that she could find. When her last child graduated high school, she went back to college and earned her BA in English. She was fortunate to do an internship for the University of Utah's Continuum magazine, where she learned to edit and write articles in the "real" world. Shortly after graduation, she was hired by a curriculum publisher to write and edit concept and biography books for children. She worked shoulder to shoulder with artists and computer programmers as she watched her children's stories come to life. But the desire to write full-length novels called to her. Leaving the workforce, she devoted herself to writing fiction. You can contact Kathi through her website, www.kathiorampeterson.com, and her blog, www.kathiswritingnook.com.



Friday, February 5, 2016

His Personal Relationship Manager

About the book: Kenadie Marshall has suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for choosing the perfect match almost every time.

Attractive and loveable Jason Hadley is taken with Kenadie Marshall from their first meeting. Determined to win her over, he does anything and everything he can think of, even if it means using her firm’s service and dating other women to stay close to her.

Will Kenadie realize she’s met her match before it’s too late? Or will Jason’s ploy go too far? Find out in His Personal Relationship Manager, a romantic comedy with an epic battle of wills.

My review: I LOVE Jennifer Peel's books! She is really a master at writing beautiful love stories that you want to kind of burrow your way inside and live there forever! This book is no exception.

I love her characters, Kenadie is adorable. She's working hard to keep herself away from any and all dating for herself while providing a service that is amazing at helping others find the person they should marry. She and her best friend Zander are the best in the business. But while her professional life is amazing, her private life is boring at best. She spends every night at home exercising and Fridays she goes with her Momma's friends to the gym. Her Momma is of the opinion that it's time for Kenadie to settle down and give her grandkids and she's so vocal about it that it made me laugh out loud.

Jason is Zander's friend who all of a sudden is getting thrown into Kenadie's space all of the time. Zander talks Kenadie into using their firm's dating service and through some crazy happenstance Kenadie ends up being his personal relationship manager with no visible way out of it. Setting her up for going on a date or two with him without even knowing it. Jason is a super nice guy, I love the way that he's always a gentleman and trying to do nice things for Kenadie even when she's sending him mixed signals.

And did I mention that with each of Jennifer Peel's books I want to visit Georgia more and more. I love the way that she describes the state and the people. 


The plot of this one is super cute! I love the way that Zander is trying to get Kenadie to go with Jason while seeming like he's not. This is a book that you won't want to put down! And then you'll want to read all of Jennifer Peel's books! You'd better get started.

This book, like all of Jennifer Peel's books, is clean plot-wise. There are a couple of mild swear words but that's pretty much it.

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cover Reveal - Painting Rain

Painting Rain


Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen
How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?
If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint. A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn't know how she's supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty. Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from him doesn’t seem possible when discovering him may be the key to healing her heart and  rediscovering herself.  

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Annette Larsen

Author Annette K. Larsen I was born in Utah, but grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and St. Louis, Missouri, the fifth of seven children. I attended Southern Virginia University and Brigham Young University, where I studied English and Theater. I now live in Idaho with my husband and four children. I have Charlotte Brontë to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally, a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it. I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.





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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oh Come On - Be Faithful

About the book: Former Army security expert Matt Degan is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. His ex-wife cleaned out his savings account and abandoned their son. Sadly, he has no presents stashed. 

When he finds a job as a bodyguard for Mikayla Lambert, a billionaire heiress who has been tormented by a stalker for four years, he’s caught up in family drama that threatens this beautiful woman he’s becoming enamored with and might also endanger his son. Can Matt protect everyone and save Christmas for his son, or will the stalker succeed at kidnapping Mikayla and destroying any chance at love between them?

My review: The other night my little one decided that he wasn't wanting to sleep and that I needed to hold him and rock him instead. This is the very reason that I keep my Kindle Paperwhite in his room. I quickly found this book that needed to be read and settled in to read it. I love that it was a cute, clean, quick easy read. It's filled with romance and action. I didn't really want to put it down, even though it would have been nice to get some sleep.

I really liked Matt. He's a true gentleman. He's been burned before but he's simply looking for a job to support himself and his awesome son, Brock. Brock is probably my favorite character in this whole book. He's always happy and he likes everyone. He's the kind of person that everyone likes to be around.

Matt's new job is providing security for Mikayla and he's also supposed to be her live in boyfriend, making things a little bit more complicated for both of them. She's amazing too. I love the way that even though she has her own life to deal with, she has stepped in to care for her sister Sarah and her son in their time of need. But Mikayla has a stalker who seems to be following her around, which is why she needs Matt. But in 4 years no one has been able to catch her stalker, will Matt have better luck than everyone else.

I loved that the stalker was not someone who was even on my radar. The way that the person was revealed in the end was really well-written and quite possibly my favorite part.

If you're looking for something cute to read, don't hesitate to pick up this book, you won't be sad!

I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.