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I don’t read many Inspirational romances because I don’t like having the religious aspects shoved down my throat. I took a chance on A Cowboy Unmatched because the cover is cute, and because it’s a novella. I figured it couldn’t be too overwhelming considering the length, and there are several other books by the author I am itching to try, but I wanted a less expensive introduction to her writing. After reading this, I am game to give a few others a go. Read more
[Manga Maniac Café] Good morning, Ally!
[Ally Broadfield] Thanks so much for inviting me to Manga Maniac Café! I’m excited to be here.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Ally Broadfield] Passionate, determined, whimsical, kind, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Just a Kiss? Read more
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Just a Kiss is a very cute story. The premise is one of my favorites – clever young woman with no dowry has to find a match before being stuck for the rest of her life with an odious acquaintance. In this case, Charlotte is being pressured to marry the cousin of her sister-in-law. Both the sister-in-law and the cousin are horrible, selfish people, so it’s a good thing that Charlotte has a backbone and stands up to them. They keep plotting to compromise her so that she will have to marry Horace (with a name like that, you know he’s going to be an awful toad), but fortunately, Sebastian, Earl of Marley, steps in to save the day. Read more
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I jumped at the chance to review Unforeseen because I love all things Disney. My favorite vacation destination is the Happiest – and most Expensive- Place on Earth – the Disney resorts in Florida. I drag Dean there, year after year, revisiting the same attractions, eating the same Mickey Bars, and riding the same rides, with a few exceptions. The addition of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom means unseen experiences, as does the remodel of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, so you can bet that we will be hitting the parks again within the next year. Which brings me back to the novella – I wanted to get a little taste of Disney World before our next trip. Read more
I really enjoyed Where I Belong, so I was eager to catch up with Corrinne and see what she’s been doing since her days in Broken Spoke, Texas. The Art of Goodbye takes place over the evening before she leaves for college, with brief flashbacks to the spring, when she visited Broken Spoke to attend prom with her new friends. That evening didn’t go quite as she had planned, so Corrinne has carefully crafted a schedule of events to celebrate her last night in New York City. She is on a rigid time table, and when these plans don’t go as expected, either, she learns a valuable lesson. There is no art to saying goodbye, and sometimes, things just happen. Trying to control every situation to make a perfect memory isn’t possible and it’s better to just go with the flow. Read more
Driving Mr Wrong Home was not my favorite novella in the Billionaire Matchmaker series, and I’m not sure why. It has all of the elements I usually find engaging; a second chance at love trope, a road trip across the country, and a feisty little dog that demands pets and attention. I think the problem I had is with the heroine’s personality, and I didn’t feel that she really changed much during the story. Read more
Love in the Shadows features Charlie’s mysterious owner, the billionaire Mr B, and Jenny, a woman who has lost the ability to trust in love. She’s been running from her past and has settled in Chandler’s Cove, making friends with Mia, Marney, and Gabby. A dedicated school teacher, she has worked hard to remake herself, and she’s content with her friends and her new life. That is, until she meets Nick. Suddenly she’s confronted with a riot of emotions, which has her running scared and leaves Nick with confirmation that he is truly a hideous monster. Read more
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Love Unleashed is the second book in the Billionaire Matchmaker series that I have read. As I stated previously, the big draw for me is Charlie, the rambunctious little canine who acts like a catalyst to brings the couples together. The protagonists of this novella are Mia, a florist, and Gideon, the town vet. It features my favorite trope; Mia rejected Gid when he proposed six months ago because she is terrified of commitment, and both are still hung up on the other. Mia is carrying around a ton of baggage that is preventing her from trusting Gid. After bouncing between her drug addicted parents and the foster care system, she feels that she can’t trust anyone and that all relationships are doomed to failure. Read more