How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway

Mel Strickland works tirelessly as a computer technician in a New York office that helps get tech startups off the ground. Mel is fed up with her dating past. She has been using the Fluttr dating app and has had a variety of dates who have been either liars, losers or just jerks in general. Of course that was before she meets the handsome Alex Hernandez at her office. Alex is every woman’s dream! He is handsome, attentive and sweet. Has Mel finally kissed enough toads? I really did love this story that kept me in stitches and wide awake late into the night. Mel reminds me of so many women who are single today and looking for their own Prince Charming! Mel is a wonderful programmer and she is quick thinking and rises to tackle any problem that she finds. I love her example of being a such a strong woman who finds a way against all adversaries! I rate this book a solid five stars!
Publication date is July 30, 2019.

Deadly Vows by Jody Holford

Molly Owens has just moved to Britton Bay and has become a journalist for the local newspaper. A huge wedding is planned to be held at the B & B where Molly lives in a cottage on the same grounds. Her boyfriend’s mother owns the B & B and Molly is excited to be close by for the lovely event. She has planned to interview the celebrity chef who is catering the wedding but doesn’t get a chance since the chef is found dead soon after she speaks to her. The bride is missing and Molly is a suspect in the murder! She must use her investigation skills to clear herself and figure out this cozy mystery! This story had great characters and lots of twists that will keep you trying to figure it out until the very end!

Love on Location by Cassidy Carter

Delaney and Wyatt have been childhood friends and together they run the Cabins in the Pines Campground. A bypass on the highway has caused the business to suffer and the grounds and buildings are in dire need for repairs and upgrading. Delaney decides to apply for a reality TV show that comes in and tries to save a troubled business. They get the chance to appear on the show which makes their world and campground spiral into upheaval. I really enjoyed this funny and sweet new book from Hallmark Publishers. It has a great story and I know that it will make a wonderful movie.

The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

After inheriting an old family cottage on Lake Michigan and going through a painful divorce, Adelaide decides to keep the cottage and turn it into a B &B. She and her son have old friends, meet new ones and change their entire direction in life. This well-written novel is all about family, traditions, love, life and laughter. Includes a reading guide and would be an excellent choice for book club reading. Publication date is April 23, 2019.

The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

Alice and Beth meet because they each have a daughter in the same school. They become friends, share tidbits about their lives and enjoy the camaraderie before their lives take a strange turn. Alice is a hard-working mother who has already lived through the pain of her first husband’s death. She is now married to Nathan and he is the perfect man. Things begin to change as they two begin to work on a project in Japan. They each have secrets but after shocking twists, the reader is drawn into a web of deceit and suspicion. I guarantee that you’ll never look at people the same way again. I couldn’t put the book down until I got to the very end. A moving story with mystery, deceit and plenty of strange moments that were very much like real life. Four stars for this super-charged thriller of a story.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review this book. Publication date is June 11, 2019.


The View from Alameda Island by Robyn Carr

I have been a long-time reader of author Robyn Carr and have loved every book that I’ve read. However, this tale of a man and a woman each going through their painful divorce was not my favorite. I did not care for the story at all. It was depressing, with an awkward plot and characters that were extreme stereotypes. This book was such a huge departure from Robyn Carr’s best-selling series, Virgin River. I guess that I expected something more like those titles so I give this book three stars.

Thanks to Mira/Harper Collins for allowing me to read and review this book. Publication date is April 30, 2019.

What Happens in the Highlands by Kelsey McKnight

Rose Henzel’s best friend, Katie, was on holiday in Scotland and met the love of her life, in a kilt, no less! Now Rose is leaving New Jersey to attend Katie’s wedding with hopes of meeting her own “love in a kilt”. Little does she know that the handsome best man is single, owns a castle and better yet, wears a kilt! Fun characters and an engaging plot made this book a four star for me.

Thanks to Tule Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book. Publication date is April 2, 2019.

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Drue Campbell packed up her 1995 Bronco and headed out to her new life in St. Petersburg, Fl. After Drue’s mother died, she received an offer to work with her father in his downtown law firm. Drue finds out that her father has married one of her old friends while she gets to know her co-workers and settles down in a ramshackle beach cottage. She becomes interested in one of her father’s old cases and is determined to find out what really happened in this sad murder case. This well-written story is a welcomed addition to Mary Kay Andrews’ list of best sellers.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read and review this book. Publication date is May 7, 2019.

Deep Harbor by Fern Michaels

Best-selling author Fern Michaels once again presents a mystery/thriller with some romance to sweeten the plot. In this book, CJ (Carol) is the assistant to Congressman Snapper Lewis when she sees an unknown man threatening Snapper in his office. Later, the Congressman is found dead in his office and it is ruled a suicide. CJ can’t believe that Snapper would take his own life and she digs into the situation and finds that there may have been some criminal activity in his past. Afraid that she may be in harm’s way, CJ runs away to a town in New England where she becomes close to a boat captain. Great characters plus a thrilling story make this a four-star book for me!

Thanks to Kensington Books for allowing me to read and review this book.

My Little Secret by L.A. Casey

Ryan Mahony is all alone. Her mother is dead and her father is in prison. She is sent to live with her aunt and cousin in a part of Dublin, Ireland that it controlled by a notorious gang, the Disciples. Her cousin and aunt warn her about the area they live in. They also tell her to stay away from the gang member on their street, Ashley Dunne. Ashley has always his pick of women, but when he meets the sweet, naive Ryan, he has to have her. Ryan thinks the best of Ashley. She believes that he is a good person who has to do certain things to survive. She is drawn into Ash’s web and allows her trusting nature to overcome her fear. This book had an interesting plot and well-developed characters. Ashley was so endearing and multi-layered that I felt the pain of their desire to have a “normal”life together that both knew was nearly impossible.

This book will be available March 26, 2019. An egalley of this book was made available from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.