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A Jewel Sisters Romance Kindle Edition
STORY-LINE SOMETHING OF A SPARK BY MONIQUE MCDONELL:
In Something Of A Spark, Sapphire Smith’s a working girl. She works three jobs and lives a modest lifestyle. However, Saffy has a huge secret. One of the 4 Jewel Sisters of Caudal Bay, Sapphire/Saffy is a millionaire songwriter. Her family thinks she’s a PA for Nashville recording Artist Ryan Storm, but she also writes all his songs; yes, this is a huge secret. Home for a visit Saffy’s world is about to turn on a dime. When she wrecks her car avoiding a young child, handsome, hot Fireman Campbell’s on the scene. Cam, a former attorney, loves Caudal Bay’s small-town feel, the people’s values, and above all, he values honesty.
“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”
As Saffy and Cam’s relationship grows, Saffy realizes she has a problem. Will Saffy’s lies stop this romance in its tracks and endanger her relationships with her family? My romance book review of A Spark of Something follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Monique McDonell‘s A Spark Of Something is an intense romance filled with secrets, indecision, and insecurity, as well as, humor. Sapphire, aka Saffy, Smith’s family is zany, wacky, close-knit, and loving. One of the Jewell Sisters, all named for gems, Saffy has an over-protective mother, three sisters differing in personalities, and a steadfast father. McDonell filled this lovely story with powerful family dynamics.
Secrets will not stay secret forever as Saffy finds in Something Of A Spark. They have a way of biting you in the behind. Ryan, a Nashville country singing artist, is Saffy’s most faithful and best friend. He tried to persuade her to reveal to her family their association. However, Saffy’s insecurities overcame common sense.
STORY-LINE LOVING YOU AT CHRISTMAS BY KRISTEN WALLACE:
Loving You At Christmas, unfortunately, is the last book in the Shellwater Key Tales series. Former actress and Broadway star Annaliese Matheson feature in the finale of this excellent series. Annaliese still grieves for her husband Matthew; Annaliese believes she will never love again. Her soul mate’s death left a hole in her soul and heart. Noticing a handsome, sexy stranger on the beach, Annaliese begins to wake up from her three-year emotional sleep.
John-Luke “Duke” Evans, famous football star, finds himself raising his four nieces after his sister’s death. Hot, sexy, and handsome, the women of Shellwater Key pant as he walks by; including the pregnant, married ones. Meeting Annaliese, the attraction is immediate and intense.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
I am sad to say Loving You At Christmas, by author Kristen Wallace, ends our sojourn in Shellwater Key, Florida. An excellent series of love and happily ever after, this book‘s a perfect ending for the series. Kristen Wallace filled this story with intense emotion; grief, attraction, love, and romance.
Although a novella, Wallace, created a substantial tale which grabs the reader immediately. With skillful plotting and well-developed characters, Wallace made this novella feel like a full-length novel. I found the pace perfect for the length of the book and her writing flowed well; making the book easy to read. Her scenes transition from scene to scene smoothly and with vivid writing, I felt the character’s emotions. My heart broke for Annaliese; enduring a childhood, no child should and then the death of her anchor and soul mate, Matthew, brought tears to my eyes. I could feel her resistance as she began to care for Duke and his nieces, as well as, Duke’s sorrow at the passing of his beloved sister. Annaliese must face her fears of losing the ones she loves, but can she?
STORY-LINE SHIFTER’S UNIVERSITY BY K. R. THOMPSON:
Claire Pratten is not a typical teenager. She has a secret she has kept and revealed to no one. When Claire’s frightened, she becomes something other than human teenager Claire. Her foster home has become a nightmare of abuse, and it’s becoming harder to hide her other self.
Logan Fairmont, a dragon shifter, searches Roanoke and Salem for other shifters who are on the verge of revealing their nature to humans. Finding Claire, he knows she needs the help of Imperium University; where she can learn to control her other self. However, it’s not as simple as it seems because Claire is more than just another shifter. My paranormal book reviews of Shifter’s University follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
K. R. Thompson‘s shifter world is original and unique. A university where shifters attend classes next to unsuspecting humans as they learn to control their other self. It’s also a place of werewolves, eves, witches, dragons, and a multitude of other magical shifters. Thompson filled this story with magic, greed, hatred, prejudice, and attraction. Shifters share the same ugly traits as humans, with one exception, the humans in Shifter’s University want the shifters dead. Known as the Dark Watch, they are willing to kill to achieve their goals.
Boxed Set Includes Books 1-3
STORY-LINE BAKERY DETECTIVE COZY MYSTERY BOXED SET 1-3 BY STACY ALABASTER
STORY ONE: A PIE TO DIE FOR:
Rachel, the owner of a new bakery shop, finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation in Baker Detectives Cozy Mystery, A Pie To Die For. Death of the hated food critic at the food fair leads to failing baker Rachel’s door. She is sure Bakermatic is behind all her woes including the murder. Can Rachel and her friend Pippa ferret out the truth and prove Rachel Innocent? Is romance in the air for Rachel and the local detective on the case? Will Rachel and Pippa solve the murder and save the bakery in time?
STORY TWO DONUTS, ANTIQUES, AND MURDER:
The bakery‘s succeeding and Pippa’s assistant manager in Two Donuts, Antiques, and Murder. Pippa thinks Rachel’s haunted/cursed; people seem to die around Rachel. Nevertheless, Rachel’s determined to expand into the antique store next door; which Pippa declares haunted. Of course, there are another murders or two and questions about the portrait of two children in the antique shop. Is the portrait
STORY-LINE FLIGHTLESS BIRD BY KELLIE MCALLEN:
In Flightless Bird, we find a young girl on the verge of womanhood. Raised by an abusive alcoholic mother, her father in prison, and an only child, Lexus Wren is lonely, extremely shy, very insecure, dirt poor, and the butt of jokes and demeaning comments in high school.
“She was like a flightless bird, her wings clipped by every cruel word and heartless action…”
Her life’s a nightmare until the day two hunky new students, twins Phoenix and Griffin Easton, transfer to her school. Lexus can not believe they find her attractive; the odd ball of the school. Lexus can only think: how’s this possible? She has never had a boyfriend, and suddenly she has two boys vying for her attention. She has nothing to recommend her as she’s white trash. However, Phoenix and Griffin see something in Lexus no one else sees.
Phoenix and Griffin have their own set of problems and issues, the least of which is Lexus. Both, Phoenix and Griffin, attracted to Lexus, find she has a decidedly unusual affect upon them. Electricity and sparks flow when Lexus touches either of them. Really, actual sparks. Drawn to Lexus and they feel protective as well. However, each young man’s an
Powerful, Character Driven Book!
Powerful story with powerful characters.
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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald is the up and coming book of the year!
#1 Indie Next Great Read
I really don’t know where to start with this review. This was a wonderful book, one of the best I have read in some time. It was hard for me to review, as I am not sure I have the words to do it justice. Ms. Bivald’s talent is obvious as you read this story; you will come to love this town and the residents.