Review: The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch

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I checked this out of the library on a whim. So glad I did. This is a feel good romance with a pinch of danger. Thomas is a bounty hunter, and he’s after cattle rustler and murderer Jase Swindell. When he finally thinks he has Swindell captured, he has an unpleasant surprise. The murderer has a pregnant girlfriend who interferes with his capture, and then goes into labor! Poor Thomas does the best he can, but Anna, suffering from consumption, doesn’t live to see her son. Instead, Thomas does the right thing and takes the baby to the only safe place he knows; Esther’s ranch.

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Review: Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian by Angela Bissell

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Angela Bissell knocked it out the park with this story. Its multi layers kept me engrossed from page one. I enjoy second chance at love romances, and Surrendering to the Vengeful Italian delivered on so many levels. A touching exploration of the pain and guilt after the loss of a child, as well as the desperate need to keep a dysfunctional family safe, I could not put my Kindle down.

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Mini DNF Reviews– A Handful of Harlequins

 

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DNF @ 30%

I was just not feeling this one. There was zero chemistry between the protagonists, and Mason was a complete douche. After his rage at EveMarie’s betrayal was allowed to fester for 15 years, he has returned to victoriously snap up her family’s horse estate, which is in foreclosure. After the death of his horse trainer father, he and his brother magically because millionaires, thanks to his wealthy society mother, who died when he was a child. Now that he’s back, not having earned his fortune, he can’t wait to rub his wealth and power in EvaMarie’s face. The tables have turned! He’s the rich one now. Ugh. I hated Mason and couldn’t put this down fast enough. NEXT!

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Review: Her Small-Town Cowboy by Mia Ross

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This book caught my eye because the hero runs a horse farm. How could I say no to that? The Love Inspired line doesn’t always work for me, and this was a case were the results were definitely mixed. I enjoy them more when they are less preachy, and more about finding inner strength and acceptance.
Mike runs his family’s struggling farm. He’s been having a hard time since the unexpected death of his father, a renowned thoroughbred trainer. He’s also carrying a huge chip on his shoulder after his wife abandoned him and his infant daughter. He’s done his best to raise her and his world revolves around her, as well as the rest of his family.

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Review: The Desert King’s Secret Heir by Annie West

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This book irritated me at first. Arden is a single mother, skimping to provide the best for her 3 year-old son. Her world is turned on end when she is reunited with Idris, her holiday lover and Dawud’s father. Only now she learns his true identity is Idris, Sheikh of Zahrat. Discovering that he lied to her, and then abandoned her, breaks her heart all over again.

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Review: The Bull Rider’s Cowgirl by April Arrington

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April Arrington is a hit or miss author for me. This was hit. Her voice has improved with every installment of the Men of Raintree Ranch, and The Bull Rider’s Cowgirl held my attention from page one. Jen’s fears of not being good enough, and of ending up like her mother, working long hours in a diner for a meager salary, eat away at her. She is determined to win big in the rodeo finals in Vegas, hoping to use the prize money to make a more comfortable life for both herself and her widowed mother.

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Review: The Guardian’s Virgin Ward by Caitlin Crews

 

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Good God!  I love Caitlin Crews’ writing.  I have said that numerous times. But some of her books just don’t work for me.  This one.  Ugh.  I loved the beginning.  Liliana is bold and feisty, and she pushes back when Izar tries to control her.  But then.  Not so much.  She becomes a doormat when he whisks her away to Saint Moritz after seducing her and deciding that he will marry her.  Just.  Yuck!  He’s her guardian, and while she’s trapped in the villa, all I could think of was – Stockholm Syndrome.  Yuck!  I wasn’t convinced in any way that their love was genuine, or that it would last.  Because.  YUCK!

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