About Best Friends with a Royal Billionaire

best friends with a royal billionaire

Being the Prince’s best friend had its perks. Being his Gardener did not.

Prince Arlo just wants to date and marry Amara, but she pushes him away every time he tries. She knows what the press would say. She’s already seen what his parents think about the match.

They agree to spend a month of the summer together at the annual prince’s yacht party, anchored on a sand bar in the Mediterranean but everything becomes that much more complicated when a family of royals show up, with the daughter Arlo is expected to date. But everything comes to a stand still when the hurricane of the decade slams into Arlo and Amara’s home country.

Will Arlo’s parents finally see that Amara is the perfect queen for their country? Will Amara herself accept that fact?

Read this third book of friendship, loyalty and service as two best friends find their way into love.

Get to know more of the men in the royal prince society, the perks of the wealthy, their games as royals, and their adventures on the Mediterranean.

My review

I’m always up for reading a clean contemporary romance! This book was a great escape from reality when I needed one most.

I loved Amara. She is the kind of selfless woman that people instinctively love. She has been in love with Prince Arlo for a long time, but she pushes him away. Amara knows that his parents wouldn’t be pleased with him marrying the gardener’s daughter. And she thinks their country would feel the same.

The reader also gets to see things through Arlo’s point of view. He knows what he wants, and that is Amara. I loved the way he was able to show her that they worked well together.

This book has the fluff of parties in the Mediterranean. But it also has the solidity of both Amara and Arlo helping his country when it needs it most in the middle of a disaster.

I really enjoyed reading this one. I can’t wait to take another escape with one of this author’s books!

I borrowed a copy of Best Friends with a Royal Billionaire using my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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About Promised


Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart.

Warwickshire, England, 1812

Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake Mr. Northam.

There’s only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won’t leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaret’s chances for making a good match—to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage—to Lord Williams.

Under no condition will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the type of man she’d hoped to marry before she’d learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.

My review

You never quite know what you’re going to get when you read a book by a debut author. I knew this one would be good, because it’s a Proper Romance, but I was blown away by just how good it was!

I loved the way this book is told from Margaret’s perspective. And only her perspective. A lot of times I want to see perspectives from the male lead as well. But the way this one was, it just worked. Margaret is wanting to marry, and she wants to marry someone that she knows she will never give her heart to. It’s already been broken once, and she refuses to allow it to be broken again.

So she goes to a house party with the intent of picking out the kind of man she could never love. And there she meets cousins, Lord Williams and Mr Northam. She settles on Mr Northam and all would have worked out just how she wanted if not for her brother, Daniel, walking in at the wrong moment.

I have to say that I love Margaret’s relationships with her siblings. She and Daniel are constantly trying to best each other at whatever they do. And her little sister Alice is a delight. It was so fun to see their relationship.

I loved the way Lord Williams was forced on Margaret. And try as she might, she couldn’t get away from him. The banter between these two was probably my favorite part of this book. It’s just so great!

Make sure you take the time to read this one! It’s amazing and I LOVED it!

I was sent a copy of Promised as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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Though she earned degrees in math and statistics, Leah Garriott lives for a good love story. She has resided in Hawaii and Italy, has walked the countryside of England, and owns every mainstream movie version of Pride and Prejudice. She’s currently living her own happily ever after in Utah with her husband and three kids. Leah is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.

Visit the author at www.LeahGarriott.com

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About The Masked Baron

the masked baron

Andalin is accustomed to her father’s frequent travels—and to being left behind. So when he returns home and instructs her to pack her belongings, she is bewildered—but there is no time for questions as she is whisked away on a mysterious journey under the cover of night. When their tense flight leads them into the forbidding Black Forest, the pair quickly finds themselves in great peril. With little hope of escape, father and daughter are spared when rescue appears in the form of the mysterious Dark Rider, a notorious deadly highwayman feared by all he meets. But his assistance does not come without a price: he is taking Andalin with him. Now her fate rests in the hands of the enigmatic masked man whose secrets are inescapably tied to the beautiful young woman now in his charge.

My review

I’m always in the mood for a good Regency romance. And also a good fairy tale retelling. Put them together, and I’m a happy reader!

This book has a bit of a Beauty and the Beast feel to it. I loved the way the author did that without copying the story. It’s so well-written and there were parts of this one that I never would have guessed were coming. That made me happy.

Andalin is the main character. I loved her character. She was not perfect, I loved how she was able to realize that as the story progressed. Not being perfect made her seem all the more real to me.

Then there’s Ellison. I wasn’t quite sure what to think of him at the beginning. He really did seem to be a beast and the way all the stories of him related him to be. But by the end, I loved his character. Everything he did throughout the book was for the benefit of someone else. That’s really a telling feature of his character.

Make sure to take time to read this one. I LOVED it!

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About To Every Love a Season

To Every Love a Season

From USA TODAY best-selling author Stacy Henrie comes five inspirational historical romance novellas.

Her Winter Suitor
If Callie doesn’t attract the interest of a suitor by the Patriarch Ball, she’ll be shipped off to England to find a husband. Unwilling to let that happen, Leo, the son of Callie’s favorite chocolatier, volunteers to pretend to be her secret admirer. In return, Callie will ensure his family’s shop provides chocolate favors for the ball—in hopes of keeping the shop from closing. But when their arrangement deepens into real feelings, the two must decide if a humble maker of chocolate and a wealthy heiress can find more than temporary happiness together.

An Unlikely Spring Courtship
Tempest and Bram are both eager to have the most successful mercantile in town. But there are only enough customers to support one store, and neither Tempest or Bram are willing to concede defeat. In spite of their initial competition, the two can’t help but admire the tenacity of the other and eventually they form a bond of friendship. When disaster strikes the town, the pair will have to choose what matters most—success in business or in following one’s heart.

A Summer for Love
When circumstances thwarted their young love, Wyatt and Loralee promised to meet in eight years if neither of them had found someone. This time Loralee isn’t returning to the beach resort as a lowly hotel maid, though—she’s become a renowned singer, performing across the country. Wyatt’s situation has also changed. He’s become a father to his orphaned niece and wishes to provide her with a stable home. But when Wyatt and Loralee see each other again, they begin to wonder if their love hasn’t lessened with time but has deepened instead into something lasting.

Romance in Autumn
Once the daughter of a servant, Phoebe is now an heiress with enough funds to provide herself and her mother with a home of their own. And she knows exactly which house she wants to buy—the mansion at the seaside where she and her mother once worked in the summers. However, James, the son of their former employer, has been tasked to sell the mansion at auction for a price much higher than Phoebe can likely afford. Still hopeful, she volunteers to help James return the neglected mansion to its former glory, and the two become good friends. Yet as the auction draws nearer, they will need to determine which dreams are worth pursuing and which are worth changing.

A Long Winter Kiss
Once the best of friends, with the promise of being something more, Samantha and Rex have seen little of each other since Rex returned home from the war. Samantha is still hurt over Rex eventually asking her not to write him anymore while he was away, and Rex is certain Samantha doesn’t deserve to be with a man who bears the emotional scars of a soldier. However, the two of them are thrown together again when Samantha’s father is unable to deliver his annual Christmas Eve gifts. As Samantha and Rex perform the task, the walls between them start to crumble, making them both hope in the miracles of the season.

My review

I love this kind of book. It’s full of really well-written novellas. I loved that I was able to read each of them in not too much time. And there were still more to read. And the seasons theme that the author chose was fun.

The first novella is Her Winter Suitor. This one is Callie’s story. She is an heiress, but her mother has given her an ultimatum to get married or go to England to find a husband. She knows Leo from his chocolate store. He offers to help her seem like she has a suitor. I loved the way this one played out. The two fell in love as they worked together to better Callie’s life and Leo’s chocolate factory. How could you not love this one.

Next up is An Unlikely Spring Courtship. I loved Tempest in this one. She really lived up to her name with the organization of her store and her being so quick to cut Bram completely off when she found out he had opened a competing store. But the sermon changed her completely. I loved her humility of being willing to help. Bram was also humble enough to help. And the two were amazing together when they needed to be!

A Summer for Love comes next. This one features Loralee and Wyatt. I loved the way this was written with parts being in the current day for the characters and parts a flashback to how they met and fell in love. But due to Wyatt’s family they weren’t able to get married when they wanted to. And they promised to meet 8 years later if they were both free. I loved the plot of this one!

Then there’s Romance in Autumn. I loved Phoebe in this one. She was once a servant in a home. Now she’s an heiress because of the generosity of others and she wants to buy that same home. It’s James’ job to sell that mansion. He and Phoebe knew each other as children. James is not allowed to sell the mansion, except at auction. So even though he’d love to make an exception for Phoebe, he can’t. But the two work together to ready the home. And they fall in love, even though they don’t realize it. I loved the way the two of them work to make the other happy once they do realize they’re in love.

And last we have A Long Winter Kiss. Samantha and Rex are the main characters in this one. They were childhood friends. Rex asked Samantha to wait for him as he went off to war. But he soon realized that war changed a man and asked her not to write to him anymore. I loved the way this one ended up working out. Rex had been avoiding Samantha. But they were thrown together on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to those who wouldn’t have any. And Samantha’s dad’s surprises might have been my favorite part of this one.

This book is so great! I loved each of the novellas. And I know you will too!

I was sent an e-copy of To Every Love a Season by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About author Stacy Henrie

A USA TODAY bestselling author, Stacy Henrie graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances. Born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family, she enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids. Her books include HOPE AT DAWN, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance.


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About Shoes


Flip-flops for the beach, sassy flats for shopping or black heels for a night out on the town–Mom’s closet has the perfect pair of shoes for any occasion. Playing dress-up for a while can be fun, but at the end of the day, one little girl learns that she doesn’t need to be in a hurry to fill her mom’s shoes.

My review

This book is one of those I wish I would have had when my daughters were small. I loved the way this book is full of bright colors. The illustrations were really well done. They’d be engaging for young kids.

I loved the way the author did her rhyming. Sometimes kids books are really hard to read with some of the rhymes. This book wasn’t that way at all. It’s easy to read and the story in it is really cute.

I think this will be a favorite book to read of girls everywhere. And probably their moms too!

I was sent a copy of Shoes as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About One Summer Day

One Summer Day

She’s desperate to start over. He represents the past she wants to leave behind. But falling in love is never about logic.

USA Today bestselling author Heather B. Moore welcomes you to Prosperity Ranch!

Macie’s divorce has left her at rock-bottom, and she uproots everything and takes her young daughter to visit Prosperity Ranch for the summer. Every kid deserves to know her grandparents, right? Macie hopes for some healing time, even if she is staying at her ex in-laws ranch. What she isn’t expecting is her ex-husband’s brother, Holt Prosper, to fit every ideal she’s ever hoped for in a man.

My review

I LOVED the whole feel of this one. It’s set in a small town in Texas, Prosper to be precise. It just feels like a small town intimate and everyone knowing everything about everybody else. The author did such a great job on the setting.

The main character is Macie. She’s come to Texas so her young daughter can get to know the only grandparents she has left. I loved the bravery of Macie to do this. Macie has gotten divorced from Ruby’s dad. And she knows that she’s going to hear all about it from his family. But still she comes, on her own.

Then there’s Holt. He and Macie have a bit of a history. But both of them try to pretend they don’t still have feelings for each other. I really liked Holt. He was so good with Ruby. He does everything he can for his parents, and his siblings. And he’s willing to back off when Macie needs him to.

This was one of those books that just grabbed my attention from the very first page. I can’t wait to read more of this series!

I was sent an e-copy of One Summer Day as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About author Heather B Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty publications. Her historical novels and thrillers are written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah. Heather is represented by Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret.


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About Her Quite Revolution

her quiet revolution

A novel based on the life of Martha Hughes Cannon, a pioneer woman who overcame tremendous odds.

When her baby sister and her father die on the pioneer trail to Salt Lake City, Mattie is determined to become a healer. But her chosen road isn’t an easy one as she faces roadblocks common to Victorian women. Fighting gender bias, geographic location, and mountains of self-doubt, Mattie pushed herself to become more than the world would have her be, only to have everything she’s accomplished called into question when she meets the love of her life: Angus Cannon, a prominent Mormon leader and polygamist.

From the American Frontier to European coasts, Martha’s path takes her on a life journey that is almost stranger than fiction as she learns to navigate a world run by men. But heartache isn’t far behind, and she learns that knowing who you are and being willing to stand up for what you believe in is what truly defines a person.

Her Quiet Revolution is the story of one woman’s determination to change her world, and the path she forged for others to follow.

My review

I love reading historical novels about people. It gives the reader more of a complete picture of life for that person and life at that time in general. This book did that for me, and more!

I had heard of Martha Hughes Cannon. But, I knew very little about her. But I’d never really wondered how she was as a person. Or what kinds of things she would have gone through in her life. I loved learning all of those things as I read this one.

This book really helped me form a more complete picture of life would have been like for women in the late 1800’s. There were so many little things that I picked up from this novel that I wouldn’t have been able to in other ways.

And there were a bunch of things that I learned about polygamy from Martha’s experiences as well. One thing that really fascinated me was the way she had to leave the country for a time to escape being arrested for being the wife of a polygamist. This book really opened my eyes to some of those things.

I loved reading this book! If you have a chance to read it, I’d love to hear what you thought as well. You could just leave me a comment if you want to.

I was sent an e-copy of Her Quiet Revolution as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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MARIANNE MONSON received her MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and primarily writes on topics related to women’s history. She has taught English and Creative Writing at the community college and university levels and is the author of eleven books for children and adults. She is the founder of The Writer’s Guild, a literary nonprofit, and writes from a 100-year-old house in Astoria, Oregon.

About A Stranger Watches

a stranger watches

Something is wrong. Despite the fact that Kyra Fletcher hasn’t seen her estranged father in five years, the peculiar birthday card he sends in the mail is out of character—and alarming.

Determined to put her mind at ease and mend their relationship in person, Kyra travels to her father’s Wyoming lodge. She finds it well kept but vacant, and according to the people in town, her father has been gone for months. Kyra is certain something has happened to him and turns to local Sheriff Shane McQuire for help. As the pair works together to investigate her father’s whereabouts, Kyra finds herself becoming more and more comfortable with the town—and its sheriff. But she is unaware of one deadly detail: someone is watching her, and as she draws ever closer to the answers she seeks, that person will do anything to ensure her silence.

My review

I LOVE a good suspense book. It’s fun to try to figure out just who did it and why. I also like to be put into a place where it feels a bit dangerous for me, even though I’m perfectly safe at home.

This one by Kathi Oram Peterson is really well written. I loved the way she did all of it! The characters were great, the plot kept me guessing and I loved the setting.

This one starts out with Kyra’s dad. The reader sees what he sees, at least a little. I didn’t know for sure what had happened to him until Kyra did. And I also had no idea who would have done it, just like Kyra.

Kyra is a great character. I loved her love for her dog. And the way her dog protected her whenever she was in danger. I also loved her compassion for Bryce, Shane’s daughter. She watches out for her as best as she can.

Shane is a great character too. I loved that the reader gets to see things through his eyes as well. He isn’t always sure who he should be trusting. But he tries his best. And he’s a good dad, too.

I couldn’t put this one down. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next! Make sure to grab this one!

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I grew up in a small town in SE Idaho. I love my hometown where the drug store still has a soda fountain and where people wave hello to strangers. I’ve worked on my writing for years. Along the way I won a few contests, earned my BA in English, worked for a curriculum publisher, and finally started selling my books. I’m very humbled to see my manuscripts turn into actual novels. 

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About The Heart of Africa

the heart of Africa

Gabriel Ngandu is a young Congolese revolutionary running from the terrible mistakes of his past. His journey of escape leads him to new experiences and even a new religion that challenges long-held beliefs about his destiny and world around him. He find himself torn between the influences and expectations of two very different father figures- Mwabila, his revolutionary leader, and President Kabasubabu, his new religious leader. Called to serve as a missionary, he is sent back to his native village to build an orphanage with Jason Martin, an American who also has a tragic and secret past. Together, they struggle to understand and overcome their histories, cultures, and prejudices to serve the people around them.

Caught between enmity and reconciliation, revenge or forgiveness, intolerance or understanding, they begin to see the potential for a better; more peaceful future for themselves and for the Congo. Worlds finally collide when explosions rock the new orphanage and Kabasubabu is kidnapped by Mwabila’s revolutionaries. Gabriel is faced with choosing between the two different worlds of these father figures… or finding his own path toward a new world inspired by understanding and redemption.

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