Spotlight and Giveaway: Man of Actin by Janie Crouch @TastyBookTours @janiecrouch

 
He was a man of action—especially when it came to
protecting his new undercover partner…

 
MAN OF ACTION
Omega Sector: Critical Response #4
Janie Crouch
Releasing June 21st, 2016
Harlequin Intrigue
 
 
He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner…

At nineteen, Andrea Gordon’s life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector’s top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting at-risk women, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea’s own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.
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Review: The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids @HarlequinBooks

 

May Contain Spoilers

I loved this book!  It’s emotional, with delightful bursts of humor, and a slow building romance.  Joseph is a gruff dairy farmer, more content dealing with his goats than talking to the humans in his Amish community.  Anne is a mid-wife, irritated with the grumpy farmer next door and his mischievous goats, which keep sneaking into her garden and eating her produce.  Both of them are suffering from tragedies in their past, and neither is will to risk heartache again.

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Review: Her Stubborn Cowboy by Patricia Johns @HarlequinBooks

 

May Contain Spoilers

I really enjoyed this sweet romance. If you are looking for sizzle, you won’t find it here; the most the characters do is kiss, and that was fine by me. Chet’s a man of his word, and this leads to so much conflict between himself and Mack. His younger brother Andy is a douche, and I cringed every time he was featured on page – selfish, clueless, lacking in integrity; it’s no wonder the brothers were constantly at odds.

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Review: Texas Rebels: Jude by Linda Warren

 

May Contain Spoilers

I try to read all of the American Romances as soon as the library receives them.  I don’t usually read the book descriptions before I check them out; they are automatically added to my library basket.  While not every one is a success for me, I enjoy a majority of them.  Texas Rebels: Jude had a couple rocky issues, but overall, I did enjoy my first Linda Warren read, too.

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Manga Review: A Wife of Convenience by Yoshiko Hanatsu & Kim Lawrence

May Contain Spoilers

Despite some initial confusion with the story, as well as a few questions about word choices used in the translation, A Wife of Convenience was a pretty entertaining read.  At first I hated the cover, but Rosie’s slightly overwhelmed expression perfectly reflects her state of mind during the first part of the story.  This has a couple tropes I enjoy despite myself.  There’s twin sisters swapping places, the hero’s family is filled to the brim with selfish losers who try to meddle in their lives, and a marriage of convenience to keep the family business out of the hands of said selfish losers.

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Review: One Rodeo Season by Sarah M Anderson

May Contain Spoilers

I am a big fan of Anderson’s writing, so I try to read her books as soon as they are released.  I loved Ian, but Lacy – I didn’t have such warm feelings for.  She loudly, and repeatedly, insists she doesn’t need anyone’s help, despite the fact that she so obviously does.  She grated constantly on my nerves.  Ian, on the other hand, made mistakes when he was younger, and strove constantly to be a better person.  This is somewhat of a challenge, because of his hot temper, but he tries oh, so hard, for the entire book.

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Manga Review: Abby and the Playboy Prince by Riho Sachimi & Raye Morgan

May Contain Spoilers

I decided to read Abby and the Playboy Prince because of the title.  What girl can resist a prince? Especially a fun loving, playboy of a prince.  I found this to be a mixed bag.  It features a trope I love – reunited childhood friends – but there wasn’t much spark between the protagonists.  I don’t even think Mychale kissed Abby until their wedding scene at the very end of the book.  What kind of playboy is that?

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