Review: One Rogue Too Many

Title: One Rogue Too Many
Publication:   Jan 7, 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Reviewed by: Taryn
Rating: 3 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review.
When two of the ton's most eligible bachelors fall for the same young woman, only one will win her heart...

Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis, and Baron Sebastian Thorne have been competing since childhood. Now, they both have their eyes set on Lady Gabrielle.

Gabby feels like a fool for trusting in Anthony—but she doesn't know the whole truth. Determined to guard her heart this time around, she's looking for a man who is steadfast and eloquent.

Sebastian knows this is his one chance to steal her heart. He has everything she's looking for. But when Anthony finally reveals his true feelings, how will she choose between the two?

Lady Gabrielle Forest is secretly betrothed to Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis. They grew up together, and he is her brother Drew’s best friend. Gabby has always had feelings for him. Lately, Anthony has been in Wales, but Gabby does not know the true reason for his absence and isn’t quite sure if she can trust him. Anthony isn’t yet ready to reveal all of the secrets of his past, including his first wife’s betrayal and the true father of their child, Annabelle, who is now being raised by an aunt. To make matters worse, Gabby is given false information about Anthony, which makes her question his integrity and trustworthiness.

Baron Sebastian Thorne has been competing with Anthony since childhood. He has set his sights on Gabby and decided that he will win her heart. Lords Corby and Ledbery bet on how long it will take Thorne to woo Gabby and steal her away from Anthony. When Anthony discovers that Gabby has been seen on a carriage ride and dancing with Thorne, he doesn’t believe it. Deep down, Gabby knows her heart belongs to Anthony, but she also feels inexplicably drawn to Thorne, who is keeping secrets of his own. Both men must prove their love to her and try to win her hand in marriage.

One Rogue Too Many was an entertaining read, but I thought the competition to woo Gabby started off a bit silly (for example, the men were both challenged to write her a sonnet). And some of the events (I won’t spoil them!) seemed kind of far-fetched, and I found it hard to believe that the conflicts that arose would be resolved so easily and without scandal. At times I was frustrated with all of the main characters because their lack of communication led to misunderstandings and incorrect assumptions. Being open and honest would have save them all a lot of heartache and trouble!

I really like when romances develop between people who were friends first, so that was a fun aspect of this book. There was a flashback at the beginning to when Gabby and Anthony were younger. I wish there had been a few more of those included to get a glimpse into their past and why Gabby fell in love with Anthony in the first place! Despite the complaints, I did enjoy reading this fast-paced story, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a light, fun read with not one, but two handsome love interests competing to win the heroine’s heart.

Review: Thimble Down

Title: Thimble Down: A Mystery (Chronicles of Dorro)
Author: Pete Prown
Publication: 2013
Reviewed by: Stephanie
Rating: 4 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
THIMBLE DOWN is a country village where death and malice lurk the quiet lanes. When the vile, drunken Bing Rumple acquires a gem-laden treasure, violence begins to follow him everywhere. Where did Bing find such a precious jewel, and worse, is someone willing to kill to possess it? In this fast-paced adventure, the village bookmaster, Mr. Dorro, and his young companions Wyll Underfoot and Cheeryup Tunbridge are in a desperate race to find the answer—before death comes to Thimble Down.


I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading this book. So much detail! From the beginning you see an index of the major characters of this much gratitude towards the author for doing this. Loved the quick reference for remembering the character’s name and how to correctly spell them since a lot were a bit unusual. Having it all within reach was fantastic, especially when you are using an e-reader. Haha. Continuing with the detail, author Pete Prown throws in a map of the town of Thimble Down. That was a good reference as well because you were able to look back and follow along with the clues Dorro uncovered in relation to location within the town. This story and the characters reminded me a lot of Tolkien's The Hobbit mixed in with Sherlock Holmes.

Dorro Fox Winderiver is a Halfling and Bookmaster of Thimble Down. I just love saying his long intriguing name, lol. He is such an intelligent and interesting character. Taller than the average Halfling in size with a round belly because, like most halflings, he loves to indulge in savory meals throughout the day. How can you not love him already? Dorro’s pure determination and unexpected bravery pulled at my heart strings. Even in the face of danger this halfling stared eye to eye glaring at it in order to get answers. He has to for the sake of young Wyll, Bing, and his beloved village. That sure is a lot of weight to carry on one’s shoulders, but he does it brilliantly. You will fear for him and cheer for him!

I hadn’t read a good mystery in awhile so I was delighted and thoroughly enjoyed Thimble Down. This story doesn’t contain a lot of action because it requires so much set up. You are following a few character’s along the way like Dorro, Sheriff Forgo, and the Woodland Elves that contribute clues towards the murder and stolen elf brooch *Telstar*. Now I’m not saying that action is completely missing from this story, it just happens when the time is right. *wink* So if you are not a person who enjoys a lot of dialogue and story set up, perhaps this might not be the right book for you. If you enjoy reading about hobbits, elves, mystery, murder, and food, then make Thimble Down your next read. I can’t wait to see what mysteries Dorro uncovers next.

Review: Kissed by A Dark Prince

Title: Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1)
Author: Felicity Heaton
Publication: 2013
Reviewed by: Stephanie
Rating: 4 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is complete… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

I haven’t read a good Paranormal Romance story in a long time and this book was a great reintroduction to this genre for me. I’m extremely hooked on this series! You have soul mates, demons, elves, hot men, sexy women, teleporting, action, erotica, and much more. Sounds like your kind of read, huh? Well, I was very much engulfed into this story taking on the feelings of each character and their struggles. I loved the passion between Loren and Olivia and their friends loyalty in Sable and Bleu. This was definitely a book I made a lot of commentary on...NO…What’s wrong with you...Oh no she didn’t...Awww! Good thing I was alone most of the time, lol.

The chemistry between Loren and Olivia is explosive. Their animalistic need to claim each other from any potential mates, because of this bond, is a bit nerve wrecking. You can imagine the anger and violence this sort of need would cause and believe me, Loren definitely did some damage to anyone who even glanced at his beautiful ki’ara (fated mate). Loren is a tall, dark, handsome, muscular Elf Prince with the most luring purple eyes *fans self* and he doesn’t wear anything under his armor. *wink* Olivia is a sassy, smart, sexy, scientist having rich brown eyes and wavy chestnut hair who seems to catch the attention of the demon kind of men. Olivia’s latest demon relationship caused an unknown breach to her science facility (Archangel) where many were killed leaving her badly injured, heart broken, and a feeling of shame and guilt. How could she trust or love another? *sigh*

So what is my over all decision about this book? I absolutely loved it! It fed my need for Paranormal Romance and really made me excited to read the second book in this series. I was hooked from the beginning starting off with a little action and mystery which only sucked me in further. Now hungry to know more, I devoured page after page lingering a bit longer on the erotic scenes. Don’t judge me! Haha. By the end, I was shaking my leg nervous to see what will happen to the characters I’ve become so attached to. Wouldn’t you like to know? *evil cackle* Heck, I’m interested in reading more of Miss Felicity’s other series as well if this is what I am to expect. This Paranormal Romance has great characters, smokin’ hot erotica, great imagery, and a story that will linger making you want more. Felicity Heaton has the next book in this Eternal Mates series “Claimed by a Demon King” coming out sometime in 2014. *Squeeee* I can not wait! 
What’s next in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series?

It’s great to be here at Book Soul Mates today as part of the Kissed by a Dark Prince Book Tour celebrating the release of the first book in my new Eternal Mates series of paranormal romance novels.

Today, I’m going to talk about what’s next in the series.

But before we get to the main event, I want to introduce myself. I’m a British paranormal romance author and a USA Today best-seller. I have been writing since 2005, and went indie in 2006. I love to write big worlds, populated by vampires, shifters, demons, fae and angels, and I have several series. This tour is about the Eternal Mates series, which is actually a spin-off from my Vampire Erotic Theatre series. That series focused on a family of vampires at one theatre in London but it had glimpses into the wider world outside the theatre. It’s that world of fae, dark elves, demons, witches, shifters, and other incredible species that the Eternal Mates focuses on.

So what’s next in the series? What do you all have to look forward to as we venture deeper into this world?

The next book is Claimed by a Demon King and takes us down into the depths of Hell to the Third Realm and King Thorne’s war against the Fifth Realm. Things are heating up down there, with the Fifth King constantly pushing Thorne’s forces to their limit and weakening his numbers. Of course, things will be heating up for another reason when Prince Loren leads his legion of elves to Thorne’s aid and Sable leads her band of mortal hunters from Archangel with him.

Elves and humans aren’t the only ones assisting King Thorne with his war though. The vampires are sending their First Legion of the Preux Chevaliers, led by their fearless commander, Lord Van der Garde, and the werewolves are up for a scrap too, but it remains to be seen whether that’s with Thorne’s enemy or with the vampires in his own castle.

Expect plenty of passion in this one as Thorne fights for his kingdom and his mate, determined to claim the fiery huntress Sable and have her as his forever. He’s not alone in his quest for Sable’s attention though. Thorne has competition in the form of the elf commander, Bleu, and the male isn’t about to just roll over and let the king have his way.

You’ll also get to meet more future heroes and heroines, and new species, such as dragon shifters and bear shifters!

After Claimed by a Demon King, we’re taking a walk on the wild side with one very broken elf prince and a sorceress with a serious problem on her hands. It’s a book that I cannot wait to write and one I know a few readers are already excited about and eagerly anticipating.

Claimed by a Demon King is due for release on February 22nd 2014, and if things go according to schedule, you can expect the third book in the series to follow it on November 29th.

Be sure to follow this fantastic tour to learn more about the passionate heroes and sassy heroines in the Eternal Mates romance series! You can also find yourself in with a chance to WIN a $50 or $25 Amazon Gift Certificate if you follow the tour. More details, including how to enter and a full list of stops, are available at the Kissed by a Dark Prince Virtual Book Tour page:

Kissed by a Dark Prince is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer and a downloadable 6 chapter excerpt at:

 Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 1)
Felicity Heaton
Olivia thinks it’s her lucky night when a dangerously handsome unconscious fae ends up on her inspection table. He’s her chance to redeem herself with her employer, the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel. But when the tall, dark and deadly immortal warrior awakes, she gets much more than she bargained for…

Attacked by his enemy in the elf kingdom, the last thing Prince Loren expects when he comes around is a beautiful angel watching over him and medical technology of the mortal realm. Hazy from his injuries, all he can focus on is the pulse ticking in her throat and the sweet allure of her blood.

One single bite reveals she is his eternal mate, triggering a bond between them that will leave him weakened until it is completed… or broken, and pulling Olivia into the crossfire of his ancient feud.

To protect his people and his mate from the machinations of a madman, Loren must risk everything by working with Olivia at Archangel to find a way to break the bond blossoming between them.

But will Loren be strong enough to place duty before desire and give up the one thing he has waited millennia for and craves above all others—his eternal mate? And will Olivia be able to resist the incredible heat that burns between them and the temptation of her dark prince’s kiss?

Books in the Eternal Mates romance series:
Claimed by a Demon King – coming February 2014
Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal
romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Review: Big Sky Secrets

Title: Big Sky Secrets
Publication:  Dec 31, 2013 by HQN
Reviewed by: Taryn
Rating: 3 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review.
Self-made tycoon Landry Sutton heads to Hangman Bend's Ranch to sell his land to his brother Zane. Though he's got cowboy in his blood, Landry plans to return to city life before the dust even settles on his boots. Of course, he didn't count on falling for Big Sky Country…or Ria Manning.

Ria's starting to settle into country life herself…until she has a close encounter of the terrifying kind with a buffalo. Turns out the peeping monster belongs to the cowboy next door—and he has her running even more scared than his bison. She wants a home where the buffalo don't roam, and the men don't either. Could Landry's homecoming be her heart's undoing?

 Landry Sutton and his older brother Zane each own half of Hangman’s Bend, a ranch outside Three Trees, Montana which they bought sight unseen a few years ago. Previously, Landry had been living in Chicago and working his way up the ranks of Ingersoll Investments. After his failed marriage to the boss’s daughter, Susan, he moved out to Montana.

Ria Manning, a widow, bought a flower farm and moved to Montana around the same time as Landry. She has disliked him from the start, thinking him arrogant and a little too full of himself. Yet she can’t deny her strong physical attraction to him any time he comes around. She just has to be careful not to let anyone get too close to her. In addition to dealing with the loss of her husband, she’s struggling with the fact that he betrayed her trust by cheating on her. She isn’t sure she’ll ever love again.

One day Landry’s buffalo herd tramples Ria’s flowers, and when he comes over to assess the damage, he kisses her out of the blue. He convinces her to go out with him, despite her hesitations. There actually wasn’t much else going on plot-wise between Landry and Ria. They went on one date and Ria got drunk, which caused a bit of a scandal and gossip, but that was all cleared up quickly. Most of the plot seemed to revolve around issues with each of their families. Ria’s 16-year-old niece, Quinn, shows up unexpectedly and stays for the summer due to problems at home with her mom. Landry’s father shows up asking for money after getting into trouble while gambling. So when Landry and Ria are suddenly declaring their love for one another, I wasn’t sure what had happened to make them fall in love. It was clear that they were magnetically attracted to one another, and I loved their playful banter, but I just didn’t believe that they were in love so quickly.

I’ll admit that I have not read the previous books in the Parable, Montana series, but I think this one, the series finale, actually stands alone pretty well for new readers. I wasn’t confused at all while reading, and while characters from previous books made cameos, this book was focused on Landry and Ria plus their families. The secondary characters were interesting, and I may go back and read some of the earlier books in the Parable, Montana series to get their stories.

One of my favorite parts of this book was the lush descriptions of the landscape. Right away, I was swept up in the descriptions of the beautiful Montana setting, and I could picture it very well despite never having traveled there myself.

Review: Timeless

Title: Timeless
Author: Jan Scarbrough
Publication: 2013
Reviewed by: Stephanie
3 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
When Beth Abbott receives a surprise inheritance from her birth mother, she travels to the family’s nineteenth century mansion in Old Louisville, now a bed and breakfast. There she meets the resident ghost, a little girl whose crying scares, but intrigues guests. Beth sets out to discover the identity of the ghost and why she appears happy to Beth, not sad.

Jeff Halstead, a man with several secrets, runs the bed and breakfast. But he’s more than that to Beth, and she feels their connection immediately. A psychic medium who doubts his skills, Jeff slowly uncovers the truth of their past lives. Will he be in time to reveal the identity of Beth’s enemy? Will the love they shared in the past follow them into the future?

This Contemporary Gothic Romance novel has a lot of themes going on for such a short read. I felt that I was being pulled in many different directions with the past stories and the present, then we have ghosts and reincarnation, and then rape. *sigh* So much was put into this story that it really felt a bit overwhelming. I would have liked to see more focus on the present characters’ story development. Jeff and Beth had such a connection, but it didn’t seem like I knew enough about them. I also wanted more ghost elements within this story because those parts really had my attention. I can see what the author was trying to go for by having long lost souls reunite with each other, which I thought was sweet and enjoyed that part of the story.

Jeff and Beth definitely have this chemistry that made the pages hot and steamy. Jeff was this dark haired, blue eyed, mysterious, sexy, older man and Beth was this pretty, blond haired, young, shy woman. *Bow chicka wow wow* Wow, what a tease dance of sexual tension between these two. Obviously I was rooting for a hook up with every turn of the page. *wink*

I did like the ghost element of the story where little Grace haunts the Chadwick Bed and Breakfast. I tried to not read those parts when I was alone at night. I swear I thought I heard a child giggling which made that part even spookier for me.*Eeepp* I also would have liked to have known more about Beth’s birth mother, Melissa, but not much was said about her. Honestly, I believe if the story was longer and the characters and story were a bit more developed, then I would have enjoyed this book so much more. If you enjoy short reads with elements of the paranormal, reincarnation, and long lost love, then pick up a copy of Timeless.

Blog Tour: Gilded Hearts

Title: Gilded Hearts (The Shadow Guild #1)
Author: Christine D'Abo
Publication: January 7, 2014
Genre:  Historical Steampunk Romance
Samuel Hawkins, Sergeant in the King's Sentry, has been called in to investigate a murder case. As he awaits the Archivists to arrive—the team who will use a special device to extract the memories of the dead man to help find clues to his murder—he never expects to come face to face with the woman he'd left behind when he'd fled the Archives five years earlier.

Piper Smith has grown from the girl Samuel remembered into a strong woman and full-fledged archivist. Shadowed by her mentor, Master Ryerson, Piper will be performing her first extraction. When she sees Samuel, she must push aside her childhood crush, else risk her standing within the Guild.

As the two begin working together to find the killer, Samuel and Piper explore their intense attraction to each other. But "Jack the Ripper" proves to be harder to catch than the two originally thought. What's worse, they discover he may very well work for the Archives. Now, Samuel and Piper must battle internal and external threats as they try to foil a plot against the Crown and stop Jack the Ripper from taking his next victim.
Knowing there was no chance of escaping her fate, Piper stood and followed Jones out the door like the dutiful apprentice she had been until so recently.

Piper let her mind wander to Samuel. After some time to get used to the idea of seeing him again, she wasn’t surprised he’d been assigned to investigate the murder. He’d flown through the ranks from Bow Street runner to constable to sergeant in a matter of a few years. Samuel, with his brilliant mind and easy manner, his ability to know what a person was feeling. It had been like a gift, a sign, to see him at that moment. Without question she knew he would help her.

Samuel and his duty. Samuel, who’d already been at the Archives for years when she had arrived. Who’d been there since his infancy. The same Samuel who’d wrapped his arm around her shoulders and pulled her to his side that first night when she’d cried for her mother. She was stronger now, and yet knowing he would come to help buoyed her resolve.

They could do this. They would discover who the killer was and—

Staggering, she caught herself against the wall as a wave of pain and lust slammed into her. Laughter echoed through her head as her body responded, nipples hardening and desire flaring through her core.

“Piper?” Jones was by her side. He put his hand out, offering support, but didn’t touch.

“Effects from the extraction. I’ll be fine.” Please, let her be fine. Taking Jones by the arm, she took a deep breath. “Let’s get this over with.” They crossed the threshold to the infirmary.

Blog Tour: Big Numbers

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for BIG NUMBERS by Jack Getze!

Laugh at divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who'll do anything to get his kids back. Think Bugs Bunny with guns and a penis.

Divorced dad Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for the last two years he has failed to earn the legally mandated monthly nut. He’s had his savings drained, his Maxima repossessed, his salary attached, and his visiting rights suspended. He bought the twelve-year-old Chevy pick-up with the rusty camper for $800 last month because another landlord tossed his butt in the street. Will stretching the rules, his own morals, and the boundaries of common sense raise the cash needed to get his kids back? Or will his big mouth and bad behavior set him up for a nasty double-cross? See if Austin can redeem himself and win back his children.

  • “Darkly comic, with an engaging protagonist.” -- T.J. MacGregor, Edgar Winner, Author of The Tango Key Mysteries 
  • “Big Numbers is a gritty, sexy, violent, and funny book.” -- Liz Clifford at Reviewed by Liz
  • “Wonderful characters…well-written, entertaining…a good read.” --Connie Anderson for Armchair Interviews 
  • “Indiana Jones has his whip and Luke Skywalker has his light saber, but for Austin Carr, his full-boat grin is the weapon of choice.” --Melissa for Lou Reads 
  • “Jack Getze started his career as a newspaper reporter. As a result, BIG NUMBERS is lean and mean, with not a word wasted. A truly fun, genuinely funny read.” --Lisa Guidarini for Bluestalking Reader
About The Author
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze is Fiction Editor for Anthony-nominated Spinetingler Magazine, one of the internet's oldest websites for noir, crime, and horror short stories. His screwball mysteries, BIG NUMBERS and BIG MONEY, are being reissued in 2013 by Down and Out Books, with the new BIG MOJO set for 2014. His short stories have appeared in Passages, A Twist of Noir, and Beat to a Pulp. Getze is an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America’s New York Chapter.
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Review: The Christmas Town

Title: The Christmas Town
Author: Elyse Douglas
Publication: 2013
Reviewed by: Stephanie
Rating: 3 stars
Reason for Reviewing: Ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
The Christmas Town, by Elyse Douglas, is a new time travel, mystery, romance novel that was released on October 11, 2013.

Traveling home for Christmas, two young women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time.

With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.
This was such a cute holiday time travel romance. Although it was somewhat predictable, I did however enjoy the glimpse into an American’s life in 1943. The attention to detail from the clothes, to the shops, and even the way these characters thought and spoke really transported me into this time period. I kept thinking how the heck would I have dealt with rations and the love of my life going off to war? Such a tough thing to go through, but at the same time an important milestone for women because with the boys away they were able to step up to the late and do the men’s work. I liked that the author emphasized how important woman were at this time and how the world seemed to have changed because of it. This seemed like the perfect time for two strong willed working women from 2013 to travel back to 1943. Perfect or disastrous, lol.

These two strangers, Jackie and Megan, find themselves needing each other the most when they take a wrong turn into the past. Just imagine you are driving in the rental car with this woman you hardly know and find out you are stuck in the year 1943!! Eeep! I would pinch myself hard and really hope I was dreaming. Seriously, what the heck would you do? I suppose one could try to fit in as much as possible because it’s not like someone would really believe you. What a pickle that would be.

Jackie is a headstrong, sexy, logical woman who is focused on getting the job done. Being this way, she needed to tone it down for this new world she was in since most women didn’t act this way around these parts. Megan is a bubbly actress who loves the challenge of telling a good lie. Together these women are the Yin to the other’s Yang which helps them get out of a few difficult situations. Nothing brings a friendship together than going back in time to a small town where everyone thinks they are strange or mysterious. *wink*

Since this is a Contemporary Romance novel, it must have smoking hot men in it, right? The author gave us two handsome, strong soldiers. Jeff Grant is a black haired blue eyed hunk with a smile that will make you melt. *swoon* Danny Crawford, or Danny Boy, is a redhead, green eyed, broad shouldered stud with a shy side to him. *double swoon* These good ol’ boys were perfect gentlemen, going off to serve their country in a few days, and wanted to spend their limited time with Jackie and Megan. You can imagine how difficult this all can get when the ladies are desperate to find a way back to their own time and how falling in love might change things completely. Yet another pickle they have managed to get themselves in.

This was a fun read with a lot of great imagery about what the 1940’s would have been like and I enjoyed traveling alongside Jackie and Megan. I did find that, at parts, the story felt a bit dull with hardly any romance scenes. I found it a little disappointing being in the Contemporary Romance genre. Jackie and Megan were not my favorite characters, but I did enjoy the supporting characters a bit more like: Jeff, Danny Boy, and Aunt Betty. Perhaps it’s their small town charm that I found heartfelt and most interesting. This was my first time travel read so I’m not sure if this is indeed the genre for me. If you like to read Contemporary Holiday Time Travel books with less romance, but still a cute story with great imagery, then why don’t you give this book a try.

Books Read in 2014

Isalys read:
  1. It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn [completed by 1/4/14]
  2. Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove [completed by 1/6/14]
  3. Gilded Hearts by Christine D'Abo [completed by 1/11/14
  4. Savor by Kate Evangelista [completed by 1/13/14]
  5. Harp's Song by Cassie Shine [completed by 1/14/14]
  6. Legend by Marie Lu [completed by 1/15/14]
  7. The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen [completed by 1/19/14]
  8. Sapphires Are An Earl's Best Friend by Shana Galen [completed by 1/20/14]
  9. Trust In Me by J. Lynn [completed by 1/23/14]
  10. Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor [completed by 2/6/14]
  11. Chosen by Heather Fleener [completed by 2/10/14]
  12. My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron [completed by 2/12/14]
  13. Erased by Jennifer Rush [completed by 2/15/14]
  14. Foreplay by Sophie Jordan [completed by 2/17/14]
  15. Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson [completed by 2/21/14]
  16. Rule by Jay Crownover [completed by 2/23/14]
  17. When The Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath [completed by 3/1/14]
  18. The Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt [completed by 3/4/14]
  19. Belladonna by Fiona Paul [completed by 3/5/14]
  20. Out For Blood by Kristen Painter [completed by 3/8/14]
  21. Starling by Fiona Paul [completed by 3/12/14]
  22. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover [completed by 3/14/14]
  23. The Ever After of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen [completed by 3/19/14]  
  24. Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi [completed by 3/24/14] 
  25. On The Way To The Wedding by Julia Quinn [completed by 3/26/14]
  26. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout [completed by 3/30/14] 
  27. Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan [completed by 4/2/14] 
  28. Prodigy by Marie Lu [completed by 4/10/14] 
  29. Twisted by Emma Chase [completed by 4/12/14] 
  30. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige [completed by 4/17/14] 
  31. The Duke Diaries by Sophia Nash [completed by 4/22/14] 
  32. House of The Rising Sun by Kristen Painter [completed by 5/3/14] 
  33. Knight of Love by Catherine LaRoche [completed by 5/7/14] 
  34. The Darkest Craving by Gena Showalter [completed by 5/16/14] 
  35. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith [completed by 5/19/14] 
  36. Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep [completed by 5/23/14] 
  37. Lick by Kylie Scott [completed by 5/25/14] 
  38. Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover [completed by 5/26/14] 
  39. Faking It by Cora Carmack [completed by 6/2/14]
  40. When A Duke Gives You Diamonds by Shana Galen [completed by 6/4/14]
  41. If You Give A Rake A Ruby by Shana Galen [completed by 6/10/14]
  42. Love And Let Spy by Shana Galen [completed by 7/5/14]
  43. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitpatrick [DNF 7/7/14]
  44. Tease by Sophie Jordan [completed by 7/11/14]
  45. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon [completed by 7/27/14]
  46. Rude Awakenings of A Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler [completed by 7/29/14]
  47. Champion by Marie Lu [completed by 7/30/14]
  48. The Other Guy's Bride by Connie Brockway [completed by 8/4/14]
  49. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell [completed by 8/10/14]
  50. One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington [completed by 8/13/14]
  51. Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett [completed by 8/18/14]
  52. Angelfall by Susan Ee [completed by 8/24/14]
  53. Isla and The Happily Ever After [completed by 8/29/14]
  54. Jet by Jay Crownover [completed by 9/2/14]
  55. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas [completed by 9/7/14]
  56. Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Madeiros [completed by 9/8/14]
  57. Inferno Park by J.L. Bryan [completed by 9/19/14]
  58. Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton [completed by 9/24/14]
  59. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell [completed by 9/28/14]
  60. The Liberator by Victoria Scott [completed by 10/5/14]
  61. Ellie Jordan , Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan [completed by 10/5/14]
  62. Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout [completed by 10/13/14]
  63. Through The Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter [completed by 10/16/14]
  64. The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson [completed by 10/31/14]
  65. The Way To A Duke's Heart by Caroline Linden [completed by 11/2/14]
  66. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins [completed by 11/5/14]
  67. Conversion by Katherine Howe [DNF 11/9/14]
  68. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas [completed by 11/13/14]
  69. Tamed by Emma Chase [completed by 11/16/14]
  70. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [completed by 11/16/14]
  71. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn [completed by 11/19/14]
  72. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas [completed by 11/24/14]
  73. Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger [completed by 11/27/14]
  74. Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens [completed by 12/3/14]
  75. Christmas Brides Anthology [completed by 12/3/14]
  76. The Mischief of The Mistletoe by Lauren Willig [completed by 12/11/14]
  77. A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh [completed by 12/12/14]
  78. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens [completed by 12/19/14]
  79. His By Christmas by Kaitlin O'Reily [completed by 12/23/14]
  80. The Lady Most Willing...A Novel In Three Parts [completed by 12/27/14]
  81. Coming Home For Christmas by Jenny Hale [completed by 12/30/14]

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