Review ~ Sugar’s Twice As Sweet by Marina Adair

SugarsTwiceAsSweetBook: Sugar’s Twice as Sweet

Series: Sugar, Georgia #1

Author: Marina Adair

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 384

Published: Forever, November 25, 2014

Source: Publisher

He’s trouble she doesn’t need . . .

Thanks to a cheating fiancé, Josephina Harrington’s perfect life just crashed and burned. Moving in with her overbearing parents is definitely not an option. No, she needs to prove she can make it on her own. And she will-by turning her great-aunt’s old plantation house into a destination getaway. She’s just not expecting her contractor to be so hands-on-and so totally irresistible.

. . . but everything she wants

Bad-boy golf champion Brett McGraw figured his hometown of Sugar, Georgia was the perfect place to lay low and get his life back up to par. The leggy blonde with a pint-sized pup is the kind of sweet ‘n sassy trouble he never saw coming. She doesn’t know a nut from a bolt and before long, he’s renovating her house . . . as she steals his heart. Can he convince Josephina that his womanizing ways are in the past and he’s ready for forever?

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I don’t know what it is about small towns that charm me so. Maybe it’s the fact that all the sexy men and I-wish-she-were-my-best-friend women are all packed in one place where you can meet one at a single turn of your head. Whatever the magic is, I just hope these authors never stop writing them. Here’s to another small town series to anxiously await, and to make room for in my to read pile. Cheers!

After she experiences a disaster in a humiliating way, Josephina moves back to her childhood home, a boarding house her grandmother used to own and later left to her after her death. Being a workaholic and having lived her life according to her cheating boyfriend, she decides to find her magic and stop being this person that she became over the years. Needless to say, her journey was a bumpy one.

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Spotlight ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen Frederick

TheCharlotteChronicles2Book: The Charlotte Chronicles

Author: Jen Frederick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 11, 2014

Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan’s first love. Nathan was Charlotte’s first everything.

Until they weren’t.

How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it’s over?

How many times does a heart break?
When is enough…..enough?
How long is forever?

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Spotlight ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Barefoot In Pearls by Roxanne St. Claire

BarefootInPearlsBook: Barefoot In Pearls

Series: Barefoot Bay Brides #3

Author: Roxanne St. Claire

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 30, 2015

As her two best friends settle into their happily ever afters, destination wedding designer Arielle Chandler is beginning to wonder if the promise of “The One” – one true love, meant only for her – is merely folklore passed down from her Native American grandmother. But when a mysterious man nearly mows her down on a hill overlooking Barefoot Bay, the legend of destined love suddenly feels very real. That is, until Ari learns of Luke McBain’s plans to demolish a piece of land she believes is sacred.

 Luke isn’t proud of the fact that he spent ten years as a mercenary warrior, fighting battles for another country. With those dark days behind him, he’s focused on creating a new life instead of destroying others, so he’s moved to Barefoot Bay to launch a contracting business and build a house for an old friend. But when an enigmatic dark-eyed beauty steals his attention and stops his progress with her announcement that he is about to flatten a native burial ground, Luke has a new battle to fight.

 While their immediate and potent attraction grows complicated, Luke and Ari discover the hills of Barefoot Bay could be hiding something far different – and even more valuable – than ancient art or graves. They are determined to discover the truth, but that will come at a cost. Will they risk their chance at once-in-a-lifetime love to uncover secrets that could change the landscape of Barefoot Bay forever?

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Review ~ The Perfect Gift by Dani-Lyn Alexander

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Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 80

Published: Pocket Star, November 17, 2014

Source: Publisher

It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!

’Tis the night before Christmas…and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box from the other side of the aisle, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.

Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.

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Well, what can I say? This was short, sweet and to the point. It’s the classic tale of single parents looking for a particular toy on Christmas to gift their kids and find the last one available. It was a cute plot and even though it was very short, somehow the little bit of romance worked for the sixty pages.

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Launch Day Blitz ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Merry Christmas, Baby by Jill Shalvis

MerryChristmasBaby2Book: Merry Christmas, Baby

Series: Lucky Harbor #12.5

Author: Jill Shalvis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 2, 2014

Wild child Chloe Thompson can’t believe how much things have changed. She still can’t get enough of her sexy husband Sawyer, but he seems to prefer working to impending fatherhood. So tonight, a very pregnant Chloe is escaping her troubles at the town Christmas party.

Sheriff Sawyer Thompson hopes surprising Chloe at the  party will give him a chance to set things right. But as the snow begins to fall and the wind rages, he wonders whether he can make it back in time. While mother nature conspires to keep Sawyer and Chloe apart,  an unexpected arrival will require them to kiss and make up . . . and ring in the happiest holiday Lucky Harbor has ever seen.

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