Can’t Let Go by Gena Showalter is published by HQN, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Month: October 2017
Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh
Tanner Cole was a professional until he had a horrible injury that has him wondering if he will ever recover. He has to start working with a new physical therapist, Jordan Mueller. He is already known as Mr. Grumpy and he calls her the Disney Princess. They are thrown together and begin to get to know each other as they work toward his healing. The story was okay but I am not a fan of people using derogatory terms to label others. The character of Tanner was not my favorite for taunting an educated and optimistic person for doing their job.
Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh is now available from Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition by Helen Addison Howard
In this revised edition written by Helen Addison Howard in 1941, the reader is treated to a biography of Chief Joseph and a chronicle of the five bands of the Nez Perce people. Chief Joseph was a master statesman of the Nez Perce in times of war and peace. His true love of the Nez Perce lands and his people led him to constantly strive for dignity and honesty in his pursuit to have his people live on their native land in peace. This addition includes some interesting new material that gives new insight into Chief Joseph as a leader I’ve long had an obsession of reading truthful accounts detailing Native American people in the 1800’s. This book was interesting and I really enjoyed learning things about this era of American History and the Nez Perce people.
Saga of Chief Joseph, Bison Classic Edition by Helen Addison Howard will be available December 1, 2017 from Bison Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
As You Were, Cowboy by Heather Long
Mateo Lopez is working as a horse trainer after receiving a medical discharge from the US Marine Corps for a spinal cord injury. Some days he is barely able to make it through the day without horrible pain that make it hard to even move. Claire Windsor comes to the ranch from England as a new trainer to begin training horses for therapy use. Mateo is not sold on the idea but he works with her as the two become friends and more. I absolutely LOVED this story! I’ve read many contemporary romance books but this is one of the sweetest, most heartwarming story in a long time! Beautifully written and lovingly told, this book stands out as a giant in its genre.
As You Were, Cowboy by Heather Long will be available December 11, 2017 by Pocket Star, an imprint of Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Wrangler’s Challenge by Lindsay McKenna
Dair Wilson was a member of a black ops military team and a canine handler in Afghanistan. After leaving the armed forces, she comes to Wind River and gets a job on the veteran-owned and operated Bar C Ranch. She meets the other vets who work there, including Noah Mabry. She and Noah develop a relationship as they work together at the ranch. In this wonderful addition to the Wind River series, author Lindsay McKenna has written a heartwarming and detailed story that delves into the lives of vets and their residual problems after tours of duty. Ms. McKenna tells this story with brutal honesty and powerful insight. I highly recommend this book (and the entire series) to lovers of contemporary military romance.
Wrangler’s Challenge by Lindsay McKenna will be available October 31, 2017 from Zebra, an imprint of Kensington Books. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Christmas in Kilts by Bronwen Evans
Christmas is coming to the Scottish Highlands! Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift with this wonderful collection of five stories of love and everything that is Scottish! Five fabulous authors have shared beautiful historical romance stories to warm your heart. I highly recommend this book to perhaps introduce yourself to five authors and their stories! Grab a cup of tea and sit by the fire as you enjoy hours of reading fun!
Christmas in Kilts by Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, Lecia Cornwall, Lavinia Kent, Terri Brisbin will be available October 31, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews
The town of Caerphilly is once again planning a fun holiday season. Meg Langslow’s husband, Michael, is the director of this years production of A Christmas Carol. The town hires a once-semi-famous actor, Malcolm Havers, to star in the show. Meg sets out to take care of the star and to find out who is supplying alcohol to Mr. Havers. There is a menagerie of animals, family and of course those multiplying finch that are turning up everywhere! Oh what fun, it is to solve a murder and a mystery!! This delightful cozy mystery combines colorful characters and funny circumstances to make a satisfying holiday read.
How the Finch Stole Christmas by Donna Andrews will be available October 24, 2017 by Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
Slap Shot by Kelly Jamieson
Max was a professional hockey player until things changed his life forever. He’s just beginning to get back in shape and back to hockey when he meets Kendra. She’s from New York City and visiting a relative when she meets Max. They decide that a real relationship is out of the question but they plan to have a night together anyway. Great characterization and an engaging story of second chances make this book a good addition to Contemporary Romance.
Slap Shot by Kelly Jamieson will be available October 17, 2017 by Loveswept, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake
Miss Aurora Paxton was sent away from London by her stepmother after a “scandalous affair” with an Italian diplomat. Aurora is summoned back to London to help solve a mystery involving her stepmother’s reputation. Rory has been shunned by high society but she manages to become close to Lord Lucas Vale, Marquess of Dashell as he helps her solve the case. Great characters and a good story make this book a great addition to the Historical Romance genre.
The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake will be available October 31, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press. An egalley of the book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.
By the Currawong’s Call by Welton B. Marsland
In 1891 Victoria, Australia, Anglican priest Matthew comes to a small town to become the pastor of their church. He meets local policeman, Jonah Park and they immediately become friends. Jonah introduces him to small-town living and all the local pubs. As their friendship progresses, Matthew feels a growing attraction to the rugged Jonah as their relationship takes a turn. I must begin with the comment that this story is in the LGBTQIA romance genre. I usually do not read or review these books but I decided to give it a try. That being said, I found the author’s characters to be engaging and interesting. The storyline was realistic and enjoyable.. The characters’ problems were sensitive and emotional. I am a lover of historical romance and found this book to be a good addition to this genre.