In book eight of Jill’s Lucky Harbor Series Jack Harper, a firefighter and Leah Sullivan, a brilliant pastry chef filling in for her grandmother at her bakery, are two old friends who come up against their real feelings for each other. Audiobook Review.
This reminded me of the “Tammy” movies with Debbie Reynolds or Sandra Dee; you may not remember them. But it also reminded me of Cinderella, in particular the lyric I quoted in the banner from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical: “Impossible! For a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage!” Did it offer a new take on the rube meets sophisticate trope? Read More to find out!
Violence and tragedy mark Hayden’s and Tenley’s pasts, and they will need to learn to move past them and their misplaced guilt to be together in this continuation of the story of a grad student and a tattoo artist.
Rafe, a broken-hearted sergeant and Fallon, A burlesque club owner and dancer try to deny the inevitable.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Ashley, camping, communes, development, Florida Keys, hippies, parenthood, Real Estate, Roman, ROMAN HOLIDAY, Ruthie Knox
Ashley is a young woman, grieving the loss of the grandmother who raised her; searching for “family” and “home,” and a Cuban-American real estate developer whose hardened himself against trivialities like feelings continue their road trip to see her grandmother’s friends as she tries to convince him not to tear down the home her grandmother sold him.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Auto Mechanics, dogs, Dysfunctional Family, green mountain, Hannah, Iraq, Marie Force, Puppies, small town, vermont, war, War Widow
Love in a goldfish bowl! Imagine having everyone in town know who you’re dating and when he stays over. When the town mechanic and the widow of a favorite son/Iraq war hero get together sparks and gossip fly!
A woman meets an arrogant FBI agent as he tries to pick her up. She expresses her disdain but they soon discover they’ll be seeing each other again. And again. Are “hate” and “hot” closely linked?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica, New Adult Romance • Tags: assault, conviction, dysgraphia, enrichment, librarian, middle class, parole, prison, violence, white trash
A Librarian who had been in an abusive relationship meets a gentle convict. What ensues is really scorchingly hot and totally romantic! It also looks at class boundaries and what is safe.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: abuse, afghanistan, children, family, heroes, Marine, military, North Carolina, Outer Banks, surprise, survivors, Virginia Kantra
On deployment in Afghanistan, Luke is surprised to learn he is the father of a ten year old child, and that her mother has died. Finally on leave, he and his daughter set about developing a relationship. Another relationship also develops. Both help Luke reorder his priorities and life plan.
Guidance Counselor and Relationship Therapist gets involved in a BDSM relationship with her school principal and embroiled in school board politics.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica • Tags: Block Island, family, Ferry, ferry captain, friendship, infidelity, Rhode Island, The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Veterinarian
A ferry captain and the woman he has loved forever may finally have a future on a small island off the coast of RI in this super romantic tale.
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica, New Adult Romance • Tags: Agent, ballads, concert, Dante Falcone, Eric Clapton, Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, PR, representation, rock and roll, sponsorship, tour
Young agent meets the rocker of her dreams to find he is as dreamy as she imagined he’d be. When they go on tour will they fall in love?
by fangswandsfairy • Book Review Fiction, Contemporary Romance/Erotica, New Adult Romance • Tags: All Fired Up, Chicago, family, Irish, Italian, Kate Meader, Pastry chef, restaurant, siblings, Wedding
Two characters with “issues” wake up married in Vegas. Guess what happens as they wait for an annulment back in Chicago? It’s easy to identify with these characters. Is that important to you as a reader?