If you’ve read Claudia before, you know that she writes emotionally passionate books that pull on your heartstrings. Found is no different. It is so beautifully executed that it isn’t long until you are feeling and going through exactly what the characters are going through. Found is told from triple POV, but isn’t a triad.
Found revolves around Hazel. She is an extremely strong, independent woman who is always looking out for others. While being this strong and charming individual she battles a secret that affects her daily.
Scott Everhart has had to grow up quickly and in doing so, he becomes everyone’s rock and solid ground. He has put up an emotional wall to remain unavailable and detached. However, there is one person who can see through that wall and knows the real Scott. That would-be Hazel.
Elliot McFee is Hazel’s first love. She honestly thought they would be together forever until she caught Elliot in a lie. He has never stopped thinking about her and when he accidently sees her again, he is determined to try and win her back.
Found is an exquisitely gorgeous book about finding one’s true self, realizing what you deserve and seeking that elusive HEA. Hazel’s journey as well as the Everhart boys truly bring this story to life. There are episodes of extreme high’s and low’s, gut-wrenching pain and hilarity (mostly because of the Everhart’s. Gosh, I love them!) It was very easy to get sucked into the story and feel like you were one of the characters. I was instantly pulled in from beginning to end and am still thinking about Found. That is how you know that it was a good book. Do yourself a favor and pick up Found, but don’t forget to have the tissues ready!!
Sidelined is such a sweet, sexy, fun and cute book. It was easy to read in one fell swoop from beginning to end. Marquita put an entertaining twist on the trope of older brother’s best friend romance.
At eleven years old, Layton Price started scrapbooking. Through the course of Q&A’s and of course, pictures, she plans her life, as well as, her HEA. Even at this age, she knew that she was going to marry her family friend, Joe. She even knew the age when they would get married. What she didn’t count on was meeting her brother’s college friend, Aiden McHugh. Over Thanksgiving break while watching football is when they meet and their lives wouldn’t ever be the same.
Fast forward fifteen years. Aiden is the QB for the local NFL football team based in Raleigh. Layton is engaged to be married to Joe, with her wedding approaching quickly. The thing that Layton didn’t see coming was her soon to be husband leaving her for the wedding planner only four days into the honeymoon. She is back home, trying to put her life back together. Aiden has been struggling for a while now with his feelings for Layton.
Aiden is a refreshing hero that is not portrayed as a manwhore/player. He is the one that pursued the relationship, yet allowed Layton to heal at her pace (with occasional alpha persuasion from Aiden)! 😉
This book is completely enjoyable. You see a complete progression of a mutual relationship between Aiden & Layton. What you also grow to appreciate is Layton’s personal growth from divorce to I Love You with a HEA.
PS…Internally, I’m doing a happy dance, waiting for Kingston’s book.
Zoey has written another original storyline that’s full of heart, passion, anger, resentment among other emotions. What I loved about this book is that both main characters were extremely strong personalities. Neither one seemed to overpower the other. Now don’t get me wrong, Andrei is a complete alpha that needs to be in control. However, through his ‘relationship’ with Kelly he begins to learn that having someone else in control once in awhile isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Andrei is a thirty-two year old mob boss with no family. It dawns on him one night that he desperately needs to have an heir to pass the Petrov mafia to. This borns the idea of him needing to ‘acquire’ a surrogate (of sorts).
Kelly is a twenty-five year old unemployed women with many responsibilities. Her mom has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer leaving her mom unable to work, therefore no health insurance. Kelly has recently been fired from her job, due to downsizing. She has mountains of bills being racked up and no way to pay for it. Because of this, she is forced into desperate decisions.
Andrei and Kelly are wonderful together. Can Andrei keep her safe from his past? Can Kelly change this brute from his bitter ways? One click to find out!
Thirty day boyfriend by Whitney G is a cute, fun and a quick little read revolving around an office romance.
Nicholas A. Wolf is considered the literal Wolf of Wall Street. He is an infuriating workaholic who appears to be very cold and callous.
Emily is his lovable Executive Assistant who is celebrating her two-year anniversary at the opening of the book. She is also a workaholic, but can’t seem to stand working for Mr. Wolf anymore.
When she was hired she had a four-year employment contract, but doesn’t feel like she can handle staying one more day. Without giving away too much, she tries to find another job, but is unsuccessful due to our beloved Mr. Wolf. He comes across a situation revolving around one of his contracts and seeks the lovely Emily for help.
Emily and Nicholas were a riot together. I loved the sexual tension between them which ultimately led to loads of laughs! Whitney G has done it again with another great read!
Dear Everly is by far the best writing that the Casey/Kidman duo have done, thus far. This book is about Emily, Jake and Sadie.
Emily is relocating and attempting to start over in life. She has been a caretaker to her grandmother due to her recent decline in health. After her grandmother passes away, she has no one and feels lost. She is excited to have a new house, but questions if it is home. While returning to her career of writing poetry, she also starts a part time job at a daycare. Emily is a saint. She is kind, caring and is always friendly with people she comes across. Despite having gone through numerous hard times, she still is optimistic towards the idea of love and when she feels it she is determined to not let go of it.
Jake is a wonderful hero. He is a mechanic by trade and co-owns the garage he works at. Besides being a mechanic, he is a father to an extremely intelligent and lovable four-year-old, Sadie. She is adorable, yet innocent and steals the scene at times. Jack and Sadie have suffered a huge and devastating loss in their life. Together they are trudging through their daily existence. Jake feels an extreme amount of pressure weighing down on his shoulders.
Dear Everly is a hauntingly beautiful, gut-wrenching, heart breaking and heartwarming story. Part of this story is beautifully expressed through letters written to Jake’s deceased wife. As a reader, I truly felt the struggle of a man forever in love with his wife, yet trying to move on as well.
Jake and Emily together took you on an emotional roller coaster. You truly feel what they are feeling throughout the whole book. There is no way you can’t read this book and not get choked up at some point.
Rating: Excellent, excellent book. 5 Stars (Plus) without a doubt.
Blocked is another fabulous read from LP Dover. It centers around Callie and Dallas. Dallas is the goaltender for the Charlotte strikers. Callie is an OR/ER nurse whose brother happens to be on the same team as Dallas.
Justin and Maddox (brother and cousin to Callie) do not like Dallas and are furious when they find out they’re dating. Promises were made to never hurt Callie and a semi truce was made.
Through multiple misunderstandings Dallas appears to be the bad boy that he was prior to Callie, causing heartache and grief. Through meddling friends and family though things get resolved.
This book is much more than just a bad boy hockey player falling in love. It encompasses true heartache, incredible joy and complete sadness.
LP Dover knows how to write a fabulous hockey read that revolves around two strong characters with an incredibly funny supportive cast. One click this read for a great story.
Ideal Image is about Stacie Gustafson and Nick Flynn. Stacie is a single mother of a nine-year-old named Mak. She is a lawyer by trade, but is currently working from home, doing research for other lawyers. Nick Flynn is a corporate lawyer who lives in the small town that the Gustafson’s live in.
This is considered the second book in the ‘Snapshot novel’ series; however, there is a prequel and book number 1 that go along with Ideal Image. It is highly recommended that you read, Shutter Speed and Freeze Frame first, as each book builds on the previous. There is a different plotline in Ideal Image as they pertain to Nick and Stacie, however, Stacie is still suffering personal and emotional repercussions from the previous books.
This is a wonderfully emotional story that is full of heartwarming and heart wrenching moments. It is full of drama, suspense and mystery, along with romance and love. Freya and KT have written an exquisite book that is a huge paged turner.
Nick knows Stacie from back in college, however, Stacie doesn’t remember who he is. She is very self-conscious of some physical scarring that she had obtained in a previous accident. Through her sister-in-law, Isla, she becomes involved in a local children’s burn foundation. Isla has taken a multitude of portraits of Stacie to be auctioned off. Nick has always admired her from afar, but doesn’t think he has a chance at a beauty like Stacie. So, he continues to admire her from afar, by purchasing one of her portraits at the auction. Through these pictures, she encounters a ghost from her past. She learns that she must rely on those that love her, along with friends and people in her community for support. She doesn’t need to do things on her own.
It has romance, but also has elements of learning self-love and acceptance. Freya and KT have written an exquisite book that is more than a story, but an incredible telling of real life situations and scenarios. Their use of slightly ‘unorthodox’ heroes is great twist on usual take on usual romance books. In reading you realize that not all good things happen in your 20’s; there is a lot of living for other generations as well. I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!!