Sunday, March 24, 2019

Vines by Brynne Asher

Not sure what exactly I was expecting when I started this book (besides a positive faith I'd enjoy it), but what I got was oh so much more!! Before I even got half way through the book I had to stop and reread chapters over and over again, because the moments were just.... heart-filled-deeply beautiful! Now if that doesn't tell you it's an amazing story that just sucks you in and makes you want to stay there.... I don't know what else to tell you.

Addy and Crew were perfect for each other -- not that they were perfect by any means, but they were perfect for each other. What they gave to each other... what they needed... their story was a hard-earned but recognized and treasured gift.

I'm simply adoring the Killers world and cannot wait to get more stories, and revisit them often!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Gifts by Brynne Asher

*silly giddy grins*

Keelie and Asa's hea just makes me feel happy from deep inside. Even though this isn't my first Brynne Asher story, I keep feeling blown away with the with all the feels like I just discovered something new to me.

I adored, just simply swoony adored Asa as a man, as a father, and as a protector/provider. He's probably one of my favorite heroes. The way he gives of himself and takes care of his family just makes my heart pitter patter.

Keelie was a mess, but she was definitely worth digging through the mess to get to her heart. The depth of heart she has for those in her life is incredible.

Put those two together, mix in their awesome kids and a huge menagerie of animals and you got this attention grabbing story that doesn't let up. Throw in some outside scary drama that no one would want to have affect themselves or their family, and it becomes un-put-downable. It's not often where a story captures me so completely that I stay up way into the wee hours of the morning because I just don't want to let go.

This story is definitely worth your attention, and I'm excited to go back and grab the rest of the series.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Defending Morgan by Susan Stoker

Defending Morgan

Susan Stoker delivered another heartbreaking, heart-gripping, intense, and powerful story.

I adored Arrow and Morgan's connection.... It was something she most desperately needed. Her strength and resilience matched his patience and determination.

If you are looking for a beautifully intense but yet nicely easy-to-read-and-fall-for story, this is it.

Defending Chloe by Susan Stoker

Defending Chloe
This book... just sayin' "I loved it" isn't enough. But it's been 2 days and I still don't really have alot of words to describe just how much this book touched me - just in enjoying the story and in the hidden truths that are in it.

If you're a fan of action stories, of kidnapping stories, of a strong-girl-who-still-needs-a-hand stories, of hot British action heroes, of a hea that just melts your heart, this one is perfect!!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Blinded by Grace by Becky Lower

Blinded by Grace
What happens when the best laid plans to give you what you want, ends up not really being exactly what you want after all? For Grace, that's a hard thing to figure out. Good thing she had some Fitzpatricks at her back to meddle... er... help things along.

I adored Grace, even though at times I so wanted to shake her out of her martyr-like thoughts. She was determined to protect those around her and was willing to risk her heart being trampled on to accomplish it. And her sweetness and humbleness made her all the more charming.

Halwyn proved himself to be a worthy hero for Grace. While he may have been a little slow in realizing how much he was drawn to Grace and why he was drawn to her, his actions proved early on that he was all in for claiming Grace for his own. And when circumstances allowed him to act, he shone brightly - whether in pursuing Grace's heart or rescuing his damsel from her distresses.

This was a fun change-of-pace setting for me, going back in time to Eastern society protocol. It's so easy when reading historical stories to forget about the specifics of "back in Eastern society", where rules of the strictest nature condemn more quickly than forgive, but where heroes (and heroines) can emerge as gallant and strong as anyone else.

I truly enjoyed my time with Grace and Halwyn and look forward to discovering more of the Fitzpatrick siblings' stories.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Until Jax by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Jax

Picking and choosing my way through ARR's BOOM stories and I've discovered another one that I simply adore! I love how Jax and Ellie connected and settled in together and created their family. Jax's protectiveness and Ellie's sweetness worked for me.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Home To Faithful by Anna Bishop Barker

Home To Faithful: The Faithful Trilogy
Some books do more than simply entertain... They share some intense emotions and deliver some deeper truths everyone needs to hear and believe.

Delilah had such strength and gentleness to her. A beauty and resilience that few can hang on to after surviving her past. Loved watching her learn to trust and let go and fall into Sam's arms.

I adored how Sam paid attention and straightened out his own head, and then put all his effort into pursuing and claiming Delilah for his own... Finally. His gentleness, his compassion, his strength, all poured off the pages. You could see and understand why he came back home, and it gives you a bigger respect for him to see him claim his place at home, and then claim his woman.

I love the hometown feel, the atmosphere, the townsfolk, the family, the whole world of Faithful. And I think the town name is perfect for what happens there.

So, add in a creepy storyline, some healing, laughter, heartache, and smiles, and you have an amazing story that, if you allow it to, can touch your heart and leave you with more than an epiphany.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Saving the Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday


From the moment Jack winked at Nora in the stagecoach, I fell in love and never looked back!

I was intrigued by the glimpse of Jack's story that we caught in the previous book, and knew I needed him to find himself attached to his happy ever after soon. And haha, boy did he! Literally.

I simply adored how Jack and Nora met, how their spark lit up their connection, how quickly and naturally they grew to care and depend on the other -- and then ultimately need and fully desire the other. How they communicated, and how they refused to let anything come between them from moment one. And truly, how it was them taking on the world together from the beginning.

Jack claimed my reader's heart with his presence - he was rough, tough, strong, bossy, stubborn - but buried under that was a honor and respect and devotion that perfectly balanced him out. He had such a deep sense of loyalty to his brothers-in-arms and to his family he was building. And then add in the swoony charm he threw in pursuing his Nora? Oh yeah, I was a gonner. Nora, oh my goodness! This woman was perfection for Jack. She had guts, sass, determination, bravery, and such a huge amazing heart of gold. She didn't allow her past to destroy her, she figured out what she wanted and needed and went after it with a passion. And despite the struggles, she remained soft and sweet. I truly adored them separately, and then together as a couple.

The adventure and dangers kept the pages turning - delivering quite a few surprises and heart-pounding moments. And generously balanced in was some moments of peace and beauty. Toss in some beloved secondary characters and main characters from past stories (Hello, Sam Legend - I'm looking at you, sir!) and I couldn't get enough.

Honestly, no joke -- my upmost favorite LB hero, Duel McClain, just had to scoot over to the side to let Jack have room next to him (I think they both kinda grumbled at each other having to share the space). Please, do NOT make me choose between them. They both rule as favorites in the Linda Broday's little corner of Texas. So much of their story felt like it was written for me. Jack and Nora will remain treasured in my heart, and will be revisited often.