Friday, March 27, 2015

When It's Right by Jennifer Ryan Review + Giveaway


Gillian ‘s turbulent life has never been easy, but nothing prepared her for the moment of violence that sends her and her little brother running from San Francisco to her grandfather’s ranch in Montana. A man she’s never met. She learned long ago not to trust anyone, but she’ll do anything to keep her brother safe and give him the happy childhood she never had. When she meets Blake Bowden, a strong, silent, gorgeous cowboy who teaches her about the ranch and rescued horses-animals who have been through hell and back, just as she has-Gillian begins to feel at ease for the first time in memory. In fact, she even starts to feel happy. But in her world happiness has always been fleeting, and she’s not sure she can believe in it or the man who has quickly found his way into her heart.

Blake has everything he’s ever wanted: a partnership on a ranch that allows him to spend his day in the saddle training racehorses. His life is good, steady, uncomplicated…until the most beautiful, haunted looking woman arrives at Three Peaks Ranch. If he wants to keep his ideal life, his partner’s granddaughter is entirely off limits, but Gillian awakens a protective instinct in Blake that he can’t ignore…and ignites a passion he shouldn’t feel. But as Gillian heals and finds her way back into the world, Blake knows that he’s found the one thing that he never knew he was missing. And when danger comes close, he will do anything he must to keep Gillian safe…even if it means risking his life’s dream.

Fallers, When It's Right is one of those books that reminds me why I love to read--that even though a book may be full of things I wouldn't ever pick out for myself (the outdoors and cowboys, neither of which I am a fan of in real life)--I can still absolutely fall in love with a story. I'm giving When It's Right 4.5 stars!

As a rule, I don't go for dramatic/upsetting backstories or undue drama, but Gillian's triumph over her abusive father in order to take care of her little brother started the story out with a heart-wrenching bang. When she and her brother are contacted by their erstwhile grandfather, she makes the brave step to move them both to Montana to live with him on his ranch. And while there, of course, she meets the perfect man--Blake.

Gillian's road to recovery is a long one. She's recovering from both the physical and psychological effects of long-term abuse, and while her grandfather's ranch is nothing but a loving environment, Gillian isn't used to love--she's always waiting for the other shoe to drop But through the patience of her family and a slow-burn wooing from the delicious Blake (who is the biggest sweetheart on the face of this earth), she slowly but surely begins to discover herself and fall in love for the first time.

Read this one ASAP, Fallers--you won't be disappointed. This story was smart and sweet, and full of love.


Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. 

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Taking the Fall by Wendy Ferrero Review


Hunter Dennison has been an overachiever in all aspects of his life. He knows what he wants and goes after it, and he intends to follow suit in his love life with the young and beautiful Molly. His patience is at its last resolve as he waits for her to come of age, but finally the time has arrived, and he prepares to tell Molly how he feels. What he doesn’t know is that someone else has set their own selfish agenda into motion, wreaking havoc on Hunter’s intentions and his confidence in Molly’s character. Believing the vicious lies, Hunter veers off his planned path. He finds solace and comfort in another’s arms, never realizing that he leaves in his wake a devastated Molly. However, fate cannot be fooled. Now, twenty years later, they both have settled into their own lives in Clearwater Falls. Hunter intends to rectify the past by letting Molly know that she is the one he wants now, just as he had wanted then. Can passion all these years in the making overcome the weight of regret that they both carry? Or will the price of their previous mistakes leave an insurmountable divide in their chance at forever?
WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only. Mature themes, strong language, and sexual content.

Sexy portrait of a young confident businessman
Young couple kissiing


I am HUGE fan of Wendy and her books so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. Taking the Fall is the second in the Dennison series; the first book in the series, Afraid to Fall, was great but this one is my favorite so far.  Each book can be read as a standalone but to get a little back story on the characters, (plus because it is awesome) I would recommend reading the first book. Hunter is a doctor in the town’s hospital. He is constantly working long hours and when he’s not he is silently morning the loss of a relationship that could have been but wasn’t due to a big lie. Molly is the owner of Molly’s a restaurant that is a town favorite. Molly also works long hours running the restaurant while trying to deal with 15 and 8 year old daughters. She, just like Hunter, look forward to the days they can catch a glimpse of each other. After finally having enough of the silence, Hunter tries to befriend Molly and rekindle some kind of relationship with her and much to Molly’s surprise, can’t wait to rekindle that friendship if that’s all Hunter is willing to give her. When Molly and Hunter start to grow close, she looks to him for advice on her daughter bringing Hunter back to the past angering him and almost tearing apart the new friendship. After confronting Hunter on his problem, Molly finds out that all those years ago when Hunter chose her roommate over her, they were both being played and manipulated into thinking the worst of each other. With a second chance at love, these two are finding a way to make their relationship work. But with that work comes letting go of the past and these two are having a hard time in doing so. Read Taking the Fall to find out if these two get their HEA’s or if fate has something else in store.

I live in New England with my young family. I’m a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I’m not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids. In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasure is being able to get lost in a book.




Sinful Rewards 9 by Cynthia Sax Review + Giveaway


No longer torn between the billionaire and the biker, Bee has claimed her man, branding his skin with her scent, his soul with her care. He’s her ideal choice, building passion within her she didn’t know existed, supporting her dreams, and willing to do anything for her.

But is she the ideal choice for him?

An early-morning surprise attack and the arrival of a beautiful, witty, and regrettably nice rival make Bee question her decision. Does she step aside, forgoing her forever to ensure her man’s survival, or does she risk his life and her heart on love?


I limp toward Dawg. “Here.” I hand him the phone. “Next time you tattle on me, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t share every little detail.”

“He asked, miss.” Dawg doesn’t appear at all contrite.

“A distracted marine is a dead marine.” I quote Mack, one of Hawke’s men. “Whether Hawke asks or not, you’re not to call him with trivial concerns while he’s on an assignment. Got it?”

The older man maintains my gaze. “Got it.” He doesn’t look away, his lips silently moving as though he’s debating with himself.

I raise an eyebrow.

“He wants you to talk to Hawke, to tell him I’m ready to lead the high-profile assignments.” Ellen’s eyes glitter with excitement.

“That is Organization business,” Dawg barks. “He wouldn’t appreciate us discussing it.”

She shrugs.

Hawke knows she can lead the high-profile assignments, but I don’t relay this because Dawg’s right. My military man won’t appreciate them discussing Organization business, not with me, an outsider.

Plus I’m not certain he will ever delegate this responsibility. I won’t raise my new friend’s hopes.

“Do you really want to lead those assignments?” I gaze at her. How crazy is she? “They’re extremely dangerous.”

“They’re challenging, not extremely dangerous.” Ellen rolls her eyes. “The team is thorough. We reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing.”

They reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing. My lips flatten. There’s still a chance that Hawke could die, could leave me forever.

If Ellen was his girl, our relationship would end, but he might live.

I can't believe this is book 9! It feels like yesterday, I just started this series.  Here I am nine months from when I first started this book and I still addicted to this story!! Bee and Hawke are still living together since Bee and her friend Cyndi were kicked out of their apartment.  Bee has always had Cyndi and so now it seems that she will now be moving to LA with her movie star boyfriend, Cole. Bee has an encounter with one of Hawke's subordinates and Bee starts to have insecurities about herself and the relationship she has with Hawke.  She feels like that woman would be better suited for him.  I just love Hawke he is all big and bad but really he is just a big teddy bear.  He love Bee so much and I wish that Bee would see that more often!! She is so insecure and it makes my heart break for her. Friendly makes another appearance in this book. I can't believe this series is closer to being finished. I just need to know what happens with Hawke, Bee, and oh my I can not forget about Nicholas!!


CYNTHIA SAX lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.