About Roxy’s Song

Roxy's Song

The night Tag Turner claimed he loved Roxy Adams and begged her to follow him to Nashville to live his dream, she sent him packing since she knew it couldn’t be real. Even if he did insist he’d been singing his love to her for years.

Eight years later, Tag, now a famous country star, rolls back into small town Little River hoping for one more shot at winning his high school crush. But Roxy loves her quiet, country life on her family’s ranch—a life that doesn’t have room for someone who can’t buy coffee without national media attention.

Not ready to give up, Tag stays in Little River to work on his next album and convince the woman he loves to give him a chance. Will Roxy ever trust his feelings are real and not just lyrics in a song?

My review

I love it when I find an author and I know I’m going to love all of their books. Ranee S Clark is one of those authors. I’ve loved each and every one of her books. She just has a way of writing that draws the reader into the story.

Let’s start with Roxy. She’s a small town girl. I really had to laugh at the lengths Roxy went to to avoid anything to do with Tag, even changing the radio station when one of his songs came on. So funny! She’s got a boyfriend, Nash, who happens to win tickets to Tag’s concert in their town. That was even funnier, because how can Roxy say no to going with him. She couldn’t and that’s where the craziness starts.

I loved the concert scene. Tag coming down and singing straight to Roxy was my very favorite. You just need to read it.

Tag…he’s a great character. I loved the way he wasn’t going to give up on Roxy, even though he probably should have. These two characters just seem to have some sizzle throughout the book. I kept hoping that somehow it would happen. This is one of those books that I couldn’t tell from the beginning how it would turn out.

I loved the small town feel of this one. It almost felt like I stepped into the town of Little River and joined the characters there. It was awesome!

I loved everything about this one. The characters are fantastic! The plot and setting are just great. It’s an amazing book that you won’t want to put down!

I was sent an e-copy of Roxy’s Song as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About The Lady and the Highwayman

The Lady and the Highwayman

Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school and a well-respected author of “silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories—the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Mr. King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks.

Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Mr. King started taking all of his readers–and his profits. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the rights of the less-fortunate.

Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. 

For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line.

My review

It’s no secret that I love a good historical romance. And Sarah M Eden’s are some of the very best!

I loved everything about this one. It’s got amazing characters, action and adventure and a bit of a mystery. And one of my favorite things about this one is the chapters of the Penny Dreadfuls that are included.

Let’s start with our characters. There’s Fletcher Walker. I loved him! He’s a successful author of Penny Dreadfuls. I loved that he was an orphan as a child and now he writes books for them to read. But things are shifting for him, there’s a new author out there, Mr. King, taking his business. I love the way he helps orphans, he’s constantly helping someone. He’s just a great guy!

Then there’s Elizabeth. She’s amazing! She’s the headmistress of a girl’s school, a celebrated author, and Mr. King. The reader knows this the whole time, so it becomes really funny when Fletcher is trying to figure out who he is, and trying to get Elizabeth to help. And, of course, she has to help in order to keep her secret safe. I loved that Elizabeth is up for almost anything that she thinks will help educate the children. This gets her into a few sticky situations, but she and Fletcher are able to work together and fix things.

This book is so great! Make sure to grab your own copy!

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About Deborah: Prophetess of God

deborah: prophetess of God

After years of mistreatment, the Israelites prepare to defend themselves against the oppressive Canaanites. Readying for war not only takes secret military training but also an Israelite leader who is willing to both stand against generations of oppression and follow God.
Deborah, a young Israelite woman, lives a quiet and isolated life with her father and brothers. As a shepherdess in the hills near her home, she knows well the perils of her work. But when faced with incredible danger, she witnesses a series of remarkable events that preserve her life. The hand of the Lord is apparent, and it is clear that hers will be no ordinary life.                

Years later, Deborah is a faithful wife and mother when she learns that the Third Judge of Israel has died–and she has been called to take his place. It is a tumultuous time in history, and soon, Deborah–prophetess, judge, and military leader–faces a seemingly insurmountable task: alongside the commander of the Israelite army, Deborah must lead ten thousand soldiers in their final campaign against their Canaanite oppressors with only her faith in God to guide her.

My review

H B Moore has such a way with writing these Biblical historical novels. I love the way she makes the scriptures come alive. Deborah became a real person to me, not just a word on the page. I love that!

Deborah is just a girl when this book begins. She’s a shepherdess, living in the hills, just trying to stay away from the Canaanites. The reader gets to see how she was favored of the Lord, being led by him from a very early age. They also get to see the way she’s able to protect her family and sheep when she needed to. She really was a remarkable young woman.

I loved the way this book helped me understand what would have been going on in the time period between the Israelite and the Canaanites. It’s not a time period I’ve studied, but it really helps to put the whole framework of the Bible together.

If you like to read historical fiction, you won’t want to miss this book!

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Heather B. Moore is a four-time USA Today bestseller and award-winning author of more than fifty publications. Her historical novels are set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She’s not old and doesn’t remember the time period, so Google has become a great friend. Although she spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to forget the smells. Heather writes historicals and thrillers under H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including The Newport Ladies Book Club, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthologies. Heather’s USA Today bestselling titles include Heart of the Ocean, Mail Order Bride, Mistress Grim, and Poetic Justice. Heather also writes Young Adult speculative under pen name Jane Redd, which includes the Solstice series. Foreign publications include Das Grab der Konigin (Germany), Drommen om lykke (Norway), and Sommer og kjaerlighet (Norway).

Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.

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About For Heroes Proved

Lincoln’s Lost Gold Series 
Six unlikely friends come together to search for Lincoln’s lost gold mine. Follow their adventures as they face off with other treasure hunters, secret brotherhoods, and unfamiliar dangers while navigated the trouble waters of falling in love. 

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For Heroes Proved 
Bridger Obrien is a world renowned treasure hunter, but after a disastrous mutiny leaves one man dead, he limps to Washington D.C., seeking to salvage his career. He needs a new treasure hunt, a team and anonymity—the more people who believe he’s dead the better. When he stumbles upon a Library of Congress archivist who believes Abraham Lincoln left behind a gold mine worth billions, he jumps at the chance to uncover a historical mystery. 

Cora Henderson doesn’t believe her father’s theory about Lincoln’s lost gold and she makes sure Bridger knows it. He may be a pirate, but she’s not about to let him steal her heart with his devil-may-care grin. When Cora’s family is thrown into a crisis, it’s Bridger who holds her through the darkest of nights. He’s a rebel, that’s for sure, but he’s also the only man who has ever kissed her until her safety nets fell away. 

As his love for Cora grows, Bridger begins to rethink his adventurous lifestyle. He’d give up anything for the woman who is softness and curves against his rough edges. But when the clue they’ve been searching for rises from the archives, the sharks begin to circle. If he doesn’t jump back into dangerous waters, he could lose the find of a lifetime.

My review

If you’ve followed my reviews for any length of time, you probably know just how much I loved to read series. I’m a sucker for a good one. And I’m always on the lookout for a new one. I happened across one that really sucked me in and piqued my imagination. And I’m excited to get to tell you about it.

This one is a true series, the story starts in this one, For Heroes Proved, and continues in the next one, Love in Honor Given. So make sure to read them in order! You’ll be so confused if you don’t.

I love the way this one is written. It’s like…. the movie National Treasure, only a book. I loved the sense of adventure, pirates, treasure, and danger all wrapped up in a plot that keeps the reader’s interest the whole way through.

This one starts with Bridger. He’s a modern day pirate. Searching for buried treasure, always looking for the next new thing to chase. I loved his character. He’s obviously adventurous, but he’s starting to wonder if his next big adventure should be Cora.

Cora works in the Library of Congress with her dad. She’s down to earth, everything a librarian should be, except for one secret she hides. She’s really into pirates. She likes the danger they exude. When these two characters get together, danger starts following them.

I loved everything about this one. Make sure to get your own copy, you won’t regret it!

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About The Marquess Meets His Match

The Marquess Meets His Match

A traitor with a deadly plan. Two agents sent to expose his identity before he strikes. But danger is closer than they think . . .

Lord Christian Wolverton―known as Wolf in a covert group operating during the war against Napoleon―has been called home from his military duties. For the moment, his family responsibilities require him to suspend his more clandestine activities. But information falls into his hands that a traitor will soon try to tip the scales back into French favor and Christian doesn’t have much time to stop it from happening.

Going to the one person who can help him, the powerful Duke of Huntingdon, Christian comes face to face with Lady Alice. She’s a beautiful member of the ton with a very big secret―she’s also a trained agent and already on the case. Forced to partner with her to lure the traitor out of hiding, Christian wants to quickly close the case himself, before Lady Alice is more closely involved. But Lady Alice has ideas of her own and she’s going to prove her theories correct―with or without him.

Danger is closer than they think, however, and it’s a race against time to expose the traitor’s identity before British lives are endangered. Both Christian and Alice have strong opinions on who he is, but which one will be proven right and can they catch him before it’s too late?

My review

I loved this book! I was dragged into the story from the very beginning. And I didn’t want to stop reading. I was able to start and finish this one the very same day. It’s just so engaging!

Lady Alice is a great character. I loved how she was just gifted as a spy. She was a bit reckless, that just added to her charm. Who doesn’t want to imagine that they are a member of the ton, get to wear fancy dresses and be a spy on top of that?! I loved being able to see things through her eyes.

Then there’s Lord Wolverton or Christian. I liked that he was constantly watching out for Lady Alice, even when she didn’t need it. He was smart, he figures things out on his own at the end of the book. Even before it’s revealed to the reader. I loved that! It’s always nice to get points of view from the hero as well as the heroine. And I love when they kind of match in skill. That’s the case in this one.

If you like Regency books, you’ll love this one with the spy and romance twist! I loved it!

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Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of nearly two dozen romantic suspense books. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense, Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense and The Captain was a RONE award finalist for Best Suspense. Most recently, her books The Capture and Second Look were both Whitney finalists for Best Suspense/Mystery. 

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she’s visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. In her free time she loves to read, write, teach, watch HawaiiFive-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order. 

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About All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

All hearts come home for Christmas

Christmas at Falstone Castle by Sarah M. Eden – The Dowager Duchess of Kielder eagerly anticipates spending Christmas with her son and his family. Though their relationship has been strained, the duchess is determined to heal the chasm. Even with the help of the widowed local vicar, her plan will take a Christmas miracle. But during this magical season, anything is possible . . . even two second chances for love.

The Heart of Christmas by Anita Stansfield – When a chance meeting brings together a gentle seamstress and a widowed banker, each lonely soul finds a first hint of hope. As their lives become entwined, it will take Christmas spirit to guide a broken family to love and healing.

‘Tis the Season to Be Daring by Esther Hatch – Elizabeth Davenport has had quite enough of the London season. Determined to evade a parade of unsuitable suitors, she seeks help from the one gentleman who has no regard for Society’s rules. All of Society knows Lord Hawthorne is not interested in marriage, yet he cannot deny Miss Davenport’s unique charm. And as the Christmas season works its magic, their charade begins to feel less like playacting and more like love.

The Christmas Dress by Joanna Barker – Seamstress Nell Addington is thrilled when her childhood friend Jacob Hammond commissions a dress for his sister. But when Nell realizes her feelings for Jacob run far deeper than friendship, an unexpected snowstorm—and some holiday cheer—may convince them both that love is worth fighting for.

My review

What do you do when four of your favorite Regency romance authors release a Christmas book in September? You have Christmas in September…obviously! I loved everything about this book, the novellas in it are so great! They put me in the mood for Christmas. Now if only the weather would cool down!

First up is Christmas at Falstone Castle by Sarah M Eden. Yay for Adam, The Dangerous Duke aka The Duke of Kielder. He is my favorite Sarah Eden character hands down. I love the way he says whatever pops into his head. But he obviously has a soft side too. And no, he’s not the main character, but he’s in the book a lot. His mother Harriet is the main character.

I love how this one shows a lot of Adam’s backstory, it shows the reader why he is how he is. But it also shows that there’s always a second chance for love. I loved everything about it!

Next up is The Heart of Christmas by Anita Stansfield. I enjoyed this one too. It features Addie. She’s a seamstress. One day a man comes in out of the cold and offers her a one of a kind job. She takes it, and I loved the way not only does her life change for the better, but those she cares for in her new job as well. I loved the way hearts change because of love and Christmas becomes new in this one.

‘Tis the Season to be Daring by Esther Hatch is next. I loved Elizabeth in this one. She made me laugh out loud several times. It was fun how she wanted to be just scandalous enough to miss the rest of the season, but not completely ruin her reputation. This one left me wanting more!

Last up is Joanna Barker’s The Christmas Dress. I loved Nell in this one. She’s a seamstress, but she always seems to be in a bit of trouble. Especially at the worst of times, like when Jacob Hammond is watching her. Nell and Jacob have known each other for years, but lost touch. I loved everything about their sweet love story.

Each of these novellas is enchanting. This book will leave you ready for Christmas!

I was sent a copy of All Hearts Come Home for Christmas as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About the authors

Joanna Barker
Joanna Barker was born and raised in northern California. She discovered her love for historical fiction after visiting England as an eleven-year-old, and subsequently read every Jane Austen book she could get her hands on. After graduating Brigham Young University with a degree in English, she worked as an acquisitions editor before devoting herself full-time to writing. She enjoys music, eating, and reading everything from romance to science fiction. She lives in Utah and is just a little crazy about her husband and two wild-but-loveable boys.

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Esther Hatch
Esther Hatch grew up on a cherry orchard in rural Utah. After high school, she alternated living in Russia to teach children English and attending Brigham Young University in order to get a degree in archaeology. She began writing when one of her favorite authors invited her to join a critique group. The only catch was she had to be a writer. Not one to be left out of an opportunity to socialize and try something new; she started on her first novel that week.

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Anita Stansfield
Anita Stansfield began writing at the age of sixteen, and her first novel was published sixteen years later. Her novels range from historical to contemporary and cover a wide gamut of social and emotional issues that explore the human experience through memorable characters and unpredictable plots. She has received many awards, including a special award for pioneering new ground in LDS fiction, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Whitney Academy for LDS Literature. Anita is the mother of five, and has two adorable grandsons. Her husband, Vince, is her greatest hero.

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Sarah M. Eden
Sarah M. Eden is the author of several well-received historical romances. Her previous Proper Romance novel Longing for Home won the Foreword Reviews 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year award for romance. Hope Springs won the 2014 Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” and The Sheriffs of Savage Wells was a Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year finalist for romance.

Combining her obsession with history and an affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library and dreams of one day traveling to all the places she reads about. Visit Sarah at www.sarahmeden.com.

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About Caught Kissing the Cowboy

Caught Kissing the Cowboy

She was caught kissing the wrong cowboy…or was he Mr. Right? 

Tomi Jensen thought she’d landed the ultimate role when she was cast opposite of her Hollywood crush, Jake Kelley. It only took a few weeks of working with the self-absorbed actor to make her regret ever taking the part. When the film location for Whisper Falls changes to Snow Valley, Montana, Tomi is determined to finish filming so she can move onto bigger and better things. Throwing herself into her role as a small-town veterinarian, she shadows Dr. Ian Davies, the local vet her sister has been trying to set her up with for the past year. While Ian is single, extremely good-looking, and nice to old ladies and children, Tomi isn’t looking to fall in love, especially with a man who never plans to leave his hometown. But spending two weeks with the hot cowboy complicates everything, and soon Tomi’s dream of becoming an A-list actress starts to fade into the background as she and Ian grow closer. Still, when an opportunity for a bigger role comes her way, Tomi needs to decide what she wants more…living in the limelight or living with true love. 

My review

It’s always fun for me to pick up a book that I know I’m going to love. This was one of those for me. I always enjoy reading books by Cindy Roland Anderson. She just has a way of writing that sucks you into the story. The characters seem to jump off the page. This one was no different.

Tomi is one of those great characters. It was fun to be in her head. She is an actress, but she seemed like a normal person. I loved the way she was willing to not only Shadow Ian, but she helped him in every way she could. She even got up in the middle of the night to help.

Ian…he’s a great character. He lives in the little town of Snow Valley. Like all guys in Snow Valley, he’s a gentleman, always going out of his way to help Tomi. I loved the way Ian and Tomi fell for each other. It was perfect.

If you’re looking for an escape from the everyday, this book will take you to Snow Valley, a place where things move more slowly than any where else. I loved everything about it!

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About Entangled

Entangled

Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black.

A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead
A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter
A wife determined to discover the source of the illness attacking her husband
A newlywed caught in a web of murder, unsure of whom to trust

Featuring a chilling cast of villains, these stories tell the tale of strong heroines forced to make perilous snap decisions in their quest to outwit evil. With an abundance of intrigue and danger, each masterful mystery is sure to leave you breathless.

My review

I’m always on the lookout for a new suspense novel to read. This one is amazing because it has novellas by 4 of my very favorite suspense authors. I’m excited to get to tell you about it. I’ll talk a bit about each of the novellas.

First up is Bridge of Trust by Traci Hunter Abramson. Ethan in this one happens upon a grisly scene as an FBI agent trying to find his mark. There’s a young mother with her baby and a dead body across the room.

This novella moves fast! I loved the way the reader could never tell what was coming next. Neither could the characters and that made it all the more great. I loved this one!

Next is Corrupted by Clair M Poulson. This one features Jay as a local policeman. He’s a good policeman, asked to help look into others in their department. Things get a little crazy when girls start being kidnapped. It’s up to Jay to find them.

I loved this one too! I loved the way the author shows several different perspectives as things happen. The reader is able to know what’s happened, but not why. I loved the way this kept the bad guy veiled from the reader, as well as from the characters. That kept me from guessing just who the bad guy was.

Then there’s Gregg Luke’s Insidious. This one scared me the most out of all of them. Gregg Luke writes books about illnesses that are real. And that to me is probably the most scary thing, knowing that what he describes could really happen to someone that I know and love.

Insidious features Andrew and his wife Taryn. I loved the way the reader is able to see things about Andrew through both of their eyes. The mystery in this one kept me guessing. Just what was wrong with Andrew and why? I loved the way Taryn worked tirelessly to figure it out. And she didn’t get discouraged when the doctor tried to brush her off.

Last up is Stephanie Black’s Something Beautiful for Something Evil. I loved Kate in this one. She’s newly married to Colby and they’ve just moved to the Boston area, where Kate has a new job at The Treasure Chest, a local shop.

This is one of those books where I wanted to shout at the main character to watch out. I had guessed from the beginning who the bad guy was. I just didn’t know how things were going to play out. It’s always kind of fun when you’re right about things like that. I kind of enjoy being safe at home and reading a book where you know there’s danger around every corner.

This is one book I didn’t want to put down. Make sure to grab your own copy!

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Stephanie Black has loved books since she was old enough to grab the pages, and has enjoyed creating make-believe adventures since she and her sisters were inventing long Barbie games filled with intrigue and danger or running around pretending to be detectives. She is a three-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently for Cold as Ice (2010). Stephanie was born in Utah and has lived in various places, including Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in northern California and enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their five children. She is a fan of chocolate, cheesecake, and her husband’s homemade bread.

Gregg Luke was born in Bakersfield, California, but spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in Santa Barbara, California. He served an LDS mission to Wisconsin then pursued his education in biological sciences at SBCC, UCSBB, BYU, and subsequently graduated from the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. His biggest loves are family reading, writing, music, science, and nature.

Clair M. Poulson retired after twenty years in law enforcement. During his career he served in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Department, where he was first a deputy and the the county sheriff. He currently serves as a justice court judge for Duchesne County, a position he has held for nineteen years. His nearly forty-year career working in the criminal justice system has provided a wealth of material from which he draws in writing his books. Clair has served on numerous boards and committees over the years. Among them are the Utah Judicial Council, and FBI advisory board, the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, the Utah Justice Court Board of Directors, and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Other interests include activity in the LDS Church, assisting his oldest son in operating their grocery store, ranching with his oldest son and other family members, and raising registered Missouri Fox Trotter horses. Clair and his wife, Ruth, live in Duchesne and are the parents of five married children. They have twenty-two grandchildren.

Originally from Arizona, Traci Hunter Abramson spent much of her childhood exploring the little town of Pinewood. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since leaving the CIA, Traci has written multiple novels, including the Undercurrents trilogy, Royal Target, and the Saint Squad series. When she’s not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She also enjoys cooking, although she prefers an electric stove to the wood-burning variety.

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About The Swiss Mishap

the swiss mishap

For the last twelve years, more than half her life, Lainey Peterson has prepared to design, create, and produce quality chocolate bars. But when she discovers her chocolate internship at Switzerland’s prestigious Alpine Foods has been canceled, she vows to do whatever it takes to get to Chocolate.

Yves Claremont, a young, ambitious department chair, would sacrifice everything to rise to vice president at Alpine Foods and redeem his father’s name. Impressed with Lainey’s resume and charming determination, Yves offers her an internship in his Pet Care department, promising a recommendation for Chocolate if she does well.

Lainey is drawn to the enigmatic and passionate Yves Claremont. He cannot deny his growing attraction to her. But inter-office relationships are strictly forbidden by Alpine Foods, and a perceptive co-worker, jealous of Yves’ success, will undermine Yves and Lainey any way he can.

My review

I’ve never read a book quite like this one. I loved everything about it! The characters, the plot, the setting, and most importantly, the chocolate, all were fantastic!

In the first chapter we meet Lainey. She’s optimistic and just thrilled about her internship in Chocolate at Alpine Foods in Switzerland. But, unfortunately, her internship in Chocolate fell through. And she had no idea. Lainey is adaptable, and that’s one of the fun things about her. I had to laugh at her struggles in the first few chapters. She has none of her things due to a luggage mix-up. The language and culture barrier are another issue. And the man who ends up her boss…he drives her crazy!

But chocolate is always there for Lainey, and she applies it liberally. There were many times in Switzerland when the situation just seemed right for more chocolate.

I love that you also see the events through the eyes of Yves, Lainey’s boss in Pet Care. That’s where she ended up when her internship in Chocolate fell through. So funny! There were so many laugh out loud moments in the relationship between Lainey and Yves.

The plot of this one is a lot of fun! Who doesn’t want to read about working for a chocolate company? It’s a book you definitely want to read for yourself!

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About Identity

identity

Anwen’s uncanny resemblance to Princess Lavena has been a curse since the moment she entered her service, as the spoiled princess has frequently used it to her advantage by forcing Anwen to switch places with her. But Princess Lavena’s latest scheme is her worst—and most dangerous—yet: compelling Anwen to take the princess’s place in her marriage to her loathed fiancé, Prince Liam. 

Bound by an enchanted contract not to reveal the charade, Anwen is forced to go through with the masquerade and endure a marriage to a man who despises the woman he believes her to be. As time goes on, Anwen struggles not only to maintain her identity, but to fight her deepening feelings as she begins to fall in love with her new husband, a man who not only isn’t hers to keep, but who has no idea who she really is. 

My review

Fairy tale re-tellings are some of my favorite types of books! I love the way this author does hers. They are full of great plots, and great characters. I really just love everything about them!

This book is all told through the perspective of Anwen. She’s Princess Levena’s handmaiden. The only problem is, Princess Levena put a spell on her with a ring and made her pose as the princess herself. I loved the craziness that brought to Anwen’s life. She is forced to marry the princess’ fiance, Liam. A man the princess can’t stand, but the feeling is mutual.

I loved the Prince Liam was back in this one. It would have been kind of fun to have seen a few things from his perspective. It was fun to imagine what he would have been thinking when his wife wasn’t at all what he expected her to be.

I loved the plot of this one. It’s just fun with lots of twists and turns. And beloved characters from the author’s other books pop in throughout it. I didn’t want to put it down!

I borrowed a copy of Identity with my Kindle Unlimited subscription. All opinions are my own.

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