Monday, 28 May 2018

Review: Luck of the Draw (Chance of a Lifetime #2) by Kate Clayborn

Buying a lotto ticket with her two best friends didn’t change Zoe’s life. Only following her heart would do that...

Sure, winning the lottery allows Zoe Ferris to quit her job as a cutthroat corporate attorney, but no amount of cash will clear her conscience about the way her firm treated the O’Leary family in a wrongful death case. So she sets out to make things right, only to find gruff, grieving Aiden O’Leary doesn’t need—or want—her apology. He does, however, need something else from her. Something Zoe is more than willing to give, if only to ease the pain in her heart, a sorrow she sees mirrored in his eyes...
Aiden doesn’t know what possesses him to ask his family’s enemy to be his fake fiancée. But he needs a bride if he hopes to be the winning bid on the campground he wants to purchase as part of his beloved brother’s legacy. Skilled in the art of deception, the cool beauty certainly fits the bill. Only Aiden didn’t expect all the humor and heart Zoe brings to their partnership—or the desire that runs deep between them. Now he’s struggling with his own dark truth—that he’s falling for the very woman he vowed never to forgive.

Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you!

This is the second in the Chance of a Lifetime series and I enjoyed it just as much as the first one, perhaps even more.  I was swept up in Zoe and Aiden's story right from the get-go  I have to admit I am a fan of the fake relationship storyline as you always know that drama and feeling will unfold.

As someone who has grown up every summer in a campground (in addition to most of my adult life), this story really resonated with me.  I could identify with the nostalgia of it and it made me in turn enjoy the story further.

I also identified with Zoe.  I too work in a high pressure job that sometimes conflicts with who I am as a person.  Not to the extent of Zoe however enough to understand her conflicts.

Then there is the tension and obvious attract between Zoe and Aiden.  You couldn't miss it and I enjoyed the ride it took me on as their feelings began to change for each other.  I will not disclose more, you have to read the story to know.

All in all I had a good time with this book.  I can't wait to read the third story when it is released.

About the Author

Kate Clayborn lives in Virginia, where she's lucky enough to spend her days reading and talking about all kinds of great books. At home she's either writing, thinking about writing, or—during long walks around her fabulous neighborhood—making her handsome husband and sweet-faced dog listen to her talk about writing.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Review: Fully Dressed (The Bayou Bachelors #1) by Geri Krotow

There’s nowhere hotter than the South, especially with three men who know how to make the good times roll. But one of the Bayou Bachelors is about to meet his match…New York City stylist Poppy Kaminsky knows that image is everything, which is why she’s so devastated when hers is trashed on social media—after a very public meltdown over her cheating fiancé. Her best friend’s New Orleans society wedding gives her the chance hide out and lick her wounds...
Brandon Boudreaux is in no mood to party. His multi-million dollar sailboat business is in danger of sinking thanks to his partner’s sudden disappearance—with the company’s funds. And when he rolls up to his estranged brother’s pre-wedding bash in an airboat, a cold-as-ice friend of the bride looks at him like he’s so much swamp trash.
The last person Poppy should get involved with is the bad boy of the Boudreaux family. But they have more in common than she could ever imagine—and the steamy, sultry New Orleans nights are about to show her how fun letting loose can be…

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: March 13th 2018 by Lyrical Caress

Terri's Thoughts

I had received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  I apologize for the delay in writing this review as family obligations have pulled me away.

This review will be short but I will say that I think I may have found a new series to read.  It follows the expected roadmap from this genre, with two broken people whose paths cross and help each other heal, not without drama and angst along the way

The writing was in such a way that the story felt fresh and the reader is rooting for the characters.  For me, the highlight was the setting.  I haven't read many stories that take place in New Orleans but this one made me want to be there.  In fact, as someone who has never been, it ranks high on my bucket list of places to visit.

Without disclosing the plot, I will say just pick this book up and read it if you are a fan of this genre!

About the Author

Award winning, bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A US Naval Academy graduate and former Navy Intelligence, Geri uses her global life experiences to bring her readers thrilling stories.