Early Review: A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole @avonbooks


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I took one look at the cover for A Princess in Theory and I wanted to read it. Lusted after it, really.  I love the colors and the textures, but most especially I love look of adoration on the models’ faces.  I wish someone other than my dogs would look at me like that. Maybe Dean does when I suggest another trip to WDW, but those looks are few and far between (in fairness to him, I am SURE I am just not looking at him and therefore missing those gazes of pure adoration).

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Review: Dancing in the Rain by Kelly Jamieson

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I haven’t been reading many Loveswept romances because they publish so many that are New Adult, and it takes a special NA to keep me engaged.  I thought that Dancing in the Rain was NA, so I skimmed over it when I first saw it.  Then I read some good reviews, I’m a sucker for a good hockey hero, and I decided to give it a go.  I am so glad I did, because it is easily one of my favorite contemporary romances so far this year.

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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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Blog Tour: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

 

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The Square Root of Summer releases today, and I’m geeked to be part of the blog tour. 

The Square Root of Summer focuses mainly on change.  How Gottie changed from one day to the next because of the loss of her grandfather, and how she changed from one summer to the next because of all of the other losses in her life.  The loss of her first love, her best friend, her ability to communicate.  Unfortunately, some of Gottie’s losses are self-inflicted.  Her grief is so intense that she doesn’t know how to deal with it, and it morphs into grief over other losses, so she doesn’t even know what she’s grieving for.  She also has all of this guilt to reconcile herself with, and she understandably has a difficult time processing all of the emotions and changes in her life.

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Interview and Giveaway: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

Jill Shalvis dropped by the virtual offices to answer a few questions in celebration of her upcoming release, Second Chance Summer.

What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

My Kindle!!!!!  I’m always on the run and when there’s any downtime at all, I whip that baby out and have my choice of hundreds of books right in my purse.  Smile

Name three things on your desk right now.

I don’t have a desk.  I work on a laptop.  So I’ll tell you three things on my “desk top”.  A hot guy file full of pics for writing inspiration.  A pics of my kids wrestling on the couch.  And the manuscript I’m writing…

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Review: Her Knight in the Outback by Nikki Logan

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Review:

I borrowed Her Knight in the Outback because I have enjoyed several Nikki Logan titles in the past.  I enjoyed this one, too, but I wasn’t convinced that the protagonists will have a HEA.  Eve is just so damaged and heart broken that it was difficult for me to believe that she would be able to successfully put all of her emotional distress in the past and give Marshall all of the attention he deserves.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Getting Lucky by Jennifer Seasons

 
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GETTING LUCKY
Fortune, Colorado #1
Jennifer Seasons
Releasing April 21st, 2015
Avon Impulse

 
Welcome to Fortune, Colorado—where the air is clean, the men are rugged, and the all the good ones… are bachelors.

Born into the infamous Charlemagne equestrian empire, Shannon has been raised to do whatever it takes for the family business. Even if it means going undercover and digging up dirt on a competitor. It’s easy enough when she believes he’s a bad guy whose success seems too good to be true. In fact, Shannon’s excited to put the aggravatingly sexy Irishman in his place and get back in her father’s good graces. All she needs is to stay focused on the goal … and out of Sean Muldoon’s arms.
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