Saturday, September 20, 2014

Beautiful Bride (The Reed Brothers #5.6) by Tammy Falkner

What it’s about

Visit with: 
Logan, Emily, and Kit
Pete and Reagan
Matt, Sky, Seth, Joey, Mellie, Hoppy and Matty
Paul, Friday, Hayley, and PJ

The whole family is hanging out at the beach for a special event, and would love for you to come and join them. There might even be a wedding!

 Karla’s Review

4.5 Stars! Beautiful brothers...Beautiful family...Beautiful book! 

A mouth-watering smorgasbord of Reed Brothers! What a treat to get so many pov's and spend a little time with everyone. 

This is how you do in-between novellas in a series. No drama, just a chance for fans of this series to connect to the characters we love in a very special way. We get to be a part of their happily ever after...and I loved every minute of it. 

However, a little bit of a hand wringing segue into Sam's book, Zip, Zero, Zilch, but I have no doubt Tammy Falkner will make everything alright. And the best part...she never makes us wait long. I can't remember when I've seen an author pump out books this fast and of this quality.  

This is a smart, sexy, touching series that isn't drowning in angst, with perfect imperfect heroes and heroines who love beyond reason! Every book feels like coming home. If you haven't spent time with the Reed brothers, it's time you did!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

The Price Of Love (Rockin' Country #2) by Laramie Briscoe

What it’s about

Superstar entertainers
Two people completely in love

Harmony and Reaper thought life would be easier once they sealed the deal. Stage personas put to the side, settling into marriage should have allowed them to be Hannah and Garrett to the world at large.

Boy, were they ever wrong!

Pressure from record companies, fans, and the people surrounding them put their brand-new union under the strain of the entertainment machine. Long nights apart, quick meetings in hotel rooms, and new faces on the music scene were not what either of them thought they would have to contend with.

When love is strong, emotions go haywire, and frustration is at an all-time high, everyone's true colors are revealed.

Hannah and Garrett have a decision to make – is fame worth the price of love?

 Steffi’s Review

4 stars!

The Price Of Love continues the story of Hannah and Garrett, or Harmony and Reaper as they are known to their fans. As if living on different sides of the country wasn’t hard enough, the country singer and rock star have drawn the attention of every paparazzi in the USA, it seems. Struggling to make their marriage work, the media craze doesn’t help a young relationship and the couple’s insecurities threaten to drive a stake between them. 

After reading Only The Beginning, I was hoping to be able to read more about Harmony and Reaper. For me, that book only confirmed what I appreciate about Laramie Briscoe’s books the most – the relationships. Laramie Briscoe writes great characters and while the plot isn’t always as strong, her relationships and the depth of her characters make her books fantastic reads. While the plot of The Price Of Love could have been shortened into a novella length, the interpersonal aspects made every word worthwhile and necessary for the story. 

This couple really makes an effort to be together. Yes, they are insecure at times but they never doubt their love for each other. A long distance relationship is a lot of work for anyone, but for two busy singers, it makes getting to know each other almost impossible. Harmony and Reaper both make sacrifices for their relationship but they make them with a smile on their face because what they really want is each other and they would give up anything for that. 

Again, another beautiful read by a trusted author. Every time I pick up a Laramie Briscoe book I don’t doubt for a second, that it’s going to be fantastic. 

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tiger Lily (Gilded Flower #3) by Vivian Winslow

What it’s about

Weary from battling a hostile takeover attempt of her family’s company, Lily seeks a distraction in Todd, an erstwhile bartender with a large trust fund and magical tongue. Meanwhile, a connection seems to be developing between Lily and Alejandro, a wealthy and gorgeous Cuban-American, whose brother, Rodrigo, is dating Lily’s twin sister, Dahlia. When Alejandro unexpectedly rebuffs Lily one night, she is deeply dismayed. But, after seeing Alejandro’s picture with a gorgeous Latina model in the gossip pages, Lily thinks it wasn’t just a misunderstanding. When the sisters and brothers reunite in Aspen for a ski weekend, will Lily’s heart remain frozen or will the fire between her and Alejandro rekindle and melt away the ice?

Kathleen’s Review

Story Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 4 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4 Stars
Ending ~ 3 Stars...but just because I was wanted MORE!
Overall Rating ~ 4 Stars
Warning, This series MUST be read in order.

I really loved this third installment of The Gilded Lily Series. I did indeed get the answers that I was looking for. Gustavo did try to get Lily back in his bed and even though Lily still wanted him, she managed to stay strong and refused him. That made me so darn happy! By now you know that I don’t care for him one bit.

Once again Lily is off with her friend Vi and sister Dahlia. They end up in Aspen where they meet up with Rodrigo. Lily does not know that Alejandro is there too and they are all staying in the same villa. OMG! How I LOVED Alejandro. I loved that he was patient and did not just jump on Lily. He let Lily know that he doesn't play games and when he’s with a woman he wants to have a commitment. I have to say that when these two finally took the next step, it was not just a scorching scene, these two SIZZLED! I felt these two were absolutely PERFECT for each other in every way.

This series ends with Lily and Alejandro being a couple, but I have a feeling that their story is not complete as of yet. Vivian Winslow has started a spin off series that will also be released in three short novellas. This next series will be Dahlia and Rodrigo’s story. Dahlia has been keeping a HUGE secret from Rodrigo and I can hardly wait to find out just what it is and how it will affect their relationship. The first installment is called Blue Dahlia and is scheduled to be released October 16th. I for one am not going to miss out on this new series by Vivian Winslow, it is must read for me.

*A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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