About On the Run

On the Run

As one of the top investigative journalists in the nation, Elle Jameson has a knack for uncovering the truth. So when a promising lead points to corruption on a German military base, Elle anticipates a straightforward assignment. But then she stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy beyond anything she’s faced before, and her scrutiny does not go unnoticed. She knows too much, and she can’t be allowed to live. With no idea where to turn for help, she does the only thing she can: she runs.

The guardians, an elite team of undercover agents, have one job: safeguard those under their protection. As a new guardian, Nolan has just received his first solo assignment to help a young woman who just survived an assassination attempt. Within minutes of making contact with the beautiful journalist, however, their location is discovered. Thus begins a game of cat and mouse spanning the globe as the two work to stay ahead of a determined assassin. Nolan fights to buy Elle time to complete her investigation, and what she discovers is a plot that threatens the very fabric of America. In a desperate race against evil, Nolan and Elle are the only ones who can prevent global catastrophe.

My review

I have a hard time picking favorites. But…Traci Hunter Abramson books always top my list. I love her suspenseful romances. They are the best!

This one features Elle. She’s undercover at a German military base. Things go south fast when her sister is murdered in the very first chapter. Elle does the only thing she knows to do. Run. But someone’s still after her.

That’s when the reader and Elle meet Nolan. Nolan is a Ghost. He’s had to leave his own life because of the danger he was in. So he knows what things will be like for Elle. He puts his life on the line for her and people like her.

I love the plot of this one. It’s fast paced and I didn’t want to put it down. Elle and Nolan are constantly in danger. They tried to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, even though they didn’t know who was a danger. I love the aspect of the reader figuring things out as the characters do.

This author’s books are always over way too fast for me! I can’t wait for her next one.

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About My Bigfoot Boyfriend

My Bigfoot Boyfriend

Felicity finally has a chance to leave her nine-to-six job in insurance when her estranged uncle leaves her a cabin in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. She intended to turn the cabin into a B&B, but becomes unsure of her life change when a tall, dark, and hairy creature begins to stalk her. Leaving her little gifts and constantly peeping in her windows, she’s scared right out of her commitment to fix up the cabin.

Down the road, Greg, a disenchanted Army medic has found the peace and solitude he was searching for. But the new girl that moved in his old friend Ben’s cabin is constantly in distress. Will Felicity’s Bigfoot Boyfriend end their budding romance before it’s even begun?

My Bigfoot boyfriend will leave you charmed, confused and intrigued right up to the very end with its witty humor, crave-able drama, and clean romance.

My review

How can you not love a book like this? Even based on the cover alone. I loved everything about this book!

The author did a fabulous job with the characters. Felicity made me laugh, so many times. I don’t know how she wouldn’t have assumed she had a Bigfoot for a boyfriend. There was just so much evidence pointing to that being a fact.

Then there’s Greg. He’s a great guy. But I wasn’t quite sure until the very end how he ended up being there right when Felicity needed him. I loved the way he cared for her and showed her how to do everything she needed to do in her uncle’s old cabin.

And I really want to stay in that cabin! Felicity made it into a B and B. And it seems like the perfect place in the perfect location.

I love books like this one! Hopefully this author writes more like this.

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About Otherwise Engaged

Otherwise engaged

Constantly stifled by the rules of Society, spirited Rebecca Rowley enjoys finding ways to quietly—or not so quietly—rebel. But riding bareback and avoiding nosy neighbors are nothing compared to the thrilling secret she is keeping from her family.

When Rebecca’s quick thinking saves the life of a young girl, she unwittingly attracts the attention of the child’s dashing brother, Lieutenant Nicholas Avery. As that attention turns flirtatious, Rebecca is forced to tell him the truth: she is secretly engaged—to the one man her family would never approve of. Fortunately, Lieutenant Avery is a navy man with no wish to marry, or so they both assume as they enter into a friendship. Rebecca hopes to change her family’s mind about her betrothed, but the more she comes to know the handsome lieutenant, the more she wonders if she promised her hand too hastily.

After all her carefully laid plans are shattered during a family crisis, Rebecca must force her heart to decide. Should she stay true to the promise she made or fight for the future she’s only just begun to imagine?

My review

I love Joanna Barker’s books! Her writing pulls you in. And her characters are fantastic.

Rebecca is such a fun character! I loved the way she is. Rebecca has plenty of secrets. She rides her horse bareback, and she’s secretly engaged. That part of the plot was really fun. It brought trouble to her when he showed up unexpectedly.

I really liked Nicholas. I liked that he was a little bit unconventional. Rebecca was as well. That made the plot of this one not at all stuffy how some Regencies can be.

Nicholas’ sister Olivia made me laugh. The first chapter finds her in deep trouble. Literally. And Rebecca finds her just in time to save her. That was something I loved about Rebecca. She went out of her way to save Olivia. And through the whole book she tries to help her in any way she can.

I loved the plot of this one. This is just an all around great book. Make sure to grab your own copy!

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About ‘Tis the Season for Love

'Tis the Season for Love

First loves. Second chances. Countless kisses beneath the mistletoe…

Don’t miss out on making a difference with this heart-melting mix of old and new, YA and adult stories!


This limited-edition charity boxset, with 14 holiday romances by your favorite sweet romance authors, will donate 100% of its net proceeds to Love146, an organization committed to ending child trafficking and exploitation.

Prepare to swoon with all-new exclusive content from Maggie Dallen, Jordan Ford, Michelle Macqueen & Ann Maree Craven, and more! Plus, you’ll find Christmas favorites by bestselling authors like Lucy McConnell, Emma St. Clair, Lacy Andersen, Gina Azzi, and Christina Benjamin.

Maggie Dallen: The (Not So) Perfect Second Chance

Jordan Ford: I Dare You

Michelle MacQueen & Ann Maree Craven: A Wyld Christmas in July.

Victoria Anders: Saving the Garland Inn

Lacy Andersen: Her Christmas Crush

Gina Azzi: My Christmas Wish

Christina Benjamin: Christmas Letters

Michelle Courtney: The Christmas Present Project

Cindy Ray Hale: Kiss Me Under the Christmas Lights

Lucy McConnell: Christmas Magic

Britney M. Mills: The Perfect Kiss

Stephanie Scott: O-M-G Christmas Tree

Emma St. Clair: Four Days of Christmas

Ria Zen: The Jolly Jester

My review

I love the way this collection is a fundraiser for a good cause. It has so many great sounding Christmas books by some amazing authors. I read Christmas Magic by Lucy McConnell from this book.

Christmas Magic is a great story. It’s a MyHeartChannnel book. I’ve loved reading those ones. And this one was great. It’s quick read that will just make you happy and put you in the mood for Christmas.

Breck is putting on a Christmas Magic show when he sees Harmony walking on the sidewalk. He pulls her into the show. And that’s when the real magic starts for both of them.

I love the way that Breck is with Harmony. He wants her to help him in his magic show, because he gets more views with her in his videos. I loved all the little things he did for her. And watching him fall in love with her was sweet.

Harmony thought she was never going to be able to fall in love again. She had been hurt way too badly. But the magic that Breck brought into her life, somehow healed her heart.

This one was a heartwarming story, that I loved. I will be borrowing this one with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, so I can read all the great Christmas stories!

I was sent an e-copy of Christmas Magic from ‘Tis the Season for Love as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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About The Enemy

the enemy

It’s been twelve years since I’ve seen him. Twelve years since he won our war of wits by outsmarting me with a tactic I didn’t even know was allowed. But tonight…I resurrect the battle.

Ryan Henderson is back in town for our best friends’ wedding, and I plan on showing him exactly how much I don’t care about him—or the almost kiss he ruthlessly dangled over me after graduation.

A lot has changed since our feuding days. I’m a successful bakery owner now, and I plan to rub every delicious detail of my life in his ugly face.

Just one problem: his face is gorgeous.

He wasn’t supposed to look like this or pursue me like a sexy guided missile. I must stay strong until the wedding is over and Ryan scurries back into whatever alternate universe he escaped from.

His interest in me is nothing but a continuation of the games we played in high school…right?

But the longer he stays, the more I wonder if I’m wrong and his tender smile and heated attentions are genuine. Maybe it’s not a game.

Ha! Who am I kidding? This is Ryan we’re talking about. Of course it’s a game. A game called war. And this time, I will win.

The Enemy is a closed door romance, perfect for readers who love lots of sizzle but no explicit content.

My review

A few months ago, I read a book called The Match. It was an amazing romantic comedy. And I was so excited to see this book by the same author. I really loved that you didn’t have to read The Match first. They’re part of a series, but about completely different characters.

This one has June as the main character. I LOVED her. June is the kind of girl that isn’t afraid to be her. I loved the first scene where she’s stuck in the bathroom without any toilet paper. It made me laugh, I love that! June’s arch enemy since they were teenagers is Ryan. Ryan and June are best friends with Logan and Stacy who are about to get married. As part of the wedding festivities, Ryan and June will be thrown together all week long.

I really liked Ryan in this one. He was really misunderstood by June all through their relationship. His plan to get her to like him was so great. I did have to laugh at these two. They are constantly pranking each other and it was just the best thing about the book.

The plot of this one is fun. I really need a trip to Charleston. And I really need more books like this by Sarah Adams!

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About Once Upon a Library

Once Upon a Library

If you love fall, you’ll love this romance wrapped in changing leaves, pumpkin decor, harvest cookies, and spicy kisses.

Welcome to Harvest Ranch

Fall is in the air and that means one thing: change. Anything can happen as the air turns crisp and the harvest begins.

Alice Westbrook has a birthday wish… to kiss Russ Phillips.

It’s not like Russ doesn’t know who she is—they hang out together all the time.

That’s the problem. He doesn’t see her as a romantic heroine.

But she’s going to change his view and become the hero in her story. To do so, she must get him to look past the stunningly beautiful movie star who wants to drag him off to Hollywood to write screenplays.

When this small-town beauty and big-city bling go head-to-head, it’s scarier than Halloween.

You’ll love this clean & wholesome fall romance.

My review

I’m not sure I’ve ever read any fall themed books before this year. But I’ve read several, including From Best Friend to Husband lately. The way these two were interconnected made me happy! They’re about different people, but those people interact with each other in the book. It was fun to see those scenes from a different perspective. And the author did a great job making sure these can be read in any order.

I LOVED Alice. She’s such a fun character. Alice is a down to earth young woman who knows what she wants. The only problem is that what she wants is Russ. And Russ isn’t sure what he wants.

Russ is a good guy. I loved how he didn’t want to hurt Alice, so he went out of his way not to lead her along. But his head got turned by another woman’s flattery. And that caused some problems for he and Alice as the book went along. Even with his head turned, it was obvious to the reader just who Russ should choose all along.

This town just makes me happy! I loved the town-wide fall festival. And how everyone knows everyone and everything about them. This is the kind of book I want to read over and over. I can’t wait for more in this series!

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About Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts

brass carriages and glass hearts

A steampunk retelling of Cinderella.

Emmeline O’Shea is determined to save the world—single-handedly, if necessary. A strong voice for societal reform, she is the natural choice to deliver a key speech at the end of the International Shifter Rights Organization’s week-long Summit in Scotland.

But when a death threat arrives at Emme’s home, she is immediately placed into protective custody, watched over by none other than her personal nemesis, Detective-Inspector Oliver Reed. The two have crossed paths many times, with disastrous results, but now they will have to work together in order to reach the Summit before midnight of the last day in order to ensure legislation is passed to protect the Shifter community.

As unseen enemies close in around Emme and Oliver, they struggle to reach Edinburgh by any means necessary, only to find Emme’s vindictive stepsister, Oliver’s vampire brother, and a dangerous political minefield awaiting them in Scotland.

Even more difficult is their own refusal to admit that the fiery animosity that once burned between them might be turning into the heat of romantic passion. Could a straitlaced policeman determined to uphold the law and an outspoken activist willing to break the rules ever find true love? Or will all their dreams shatter like glass when the clock strikes midnight?

My review

This book is amazing! I read the whole thing in one afternoon. And I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s a Steampunk retelling of Cinderella. This book is so well written.

Emme is the main character. And she’s a fireball. She’s an activist for shape-shifters. Emme is always in the middle of trouble. I had to laugh when she got hauled off to jail in the very first chapter. By her archenemy Detective-Inspector Oliver Reed.

Speaking of Oliver Reed. The way these two get thrown together because of Emme’s need for protection was such a fun part of the book. Oliver goes out of his way to make sure she’s safe, even when she does crazy things like jumping from an airship. Oliver and Emme slowly fell in love during the craziness of their adventure. That was one of my favorite parts.

I loved the cast of characters of this one. They’re all a little nuts. There’s Emme’s family, Gus the vampire, and her friends, which we’ve seen in Nancy Campbell Allen’s other books. You should read them all if you haven’t! I’d start with Beauty and the Clockwork Beast. But they’re all amazing! I’ll leave links to them all below.

If you haven’t read a Steampunk book yet, I highly recommend this series!

I was sent a copy of Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About author Nancy Campbell Allen

Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of seventeen published novels and numerous novellas, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State award, and she received a Whitney Award for My Fair Gentleman. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released in 1999. Nancy received a BS in Elementary Education from Weber State University. She loves to read, write, travel, and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She is married and the mother of three children.
Visit her at nancycampbellallen.com, on Instagram @authornancycampbellallen, on Facebook at nancycampbellallen, or on Twitter @necallen.

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About Christmas Day in the Morning

Christmas Day in the Morning

In this adaptation of “Christmas Day in the Morning,” Rob looks back on his boyhood and remembers giving an unusual gift of self—a gift that filled him with Christmas joy. Now, fifty years later, Rob realizes he can still give a gift from his heart.

The original Pearl S. Buck story, published in Collier’s magazine in 1955, concludes with the older Rob writing a letter of gratitude and love to his wife. As he does, Christmas joy is awakened in him once again. The final pages of this book provide a place for you to write your own letter of gratitude and love—a letter that will naturally be included when you give this book to a family member, neighbor, or friend. As you do, you may experience what Rob learned as a boy, and then again as a man: the gifts most likely to rekindle Christmas joy are not just the presents we give with our hands, but the gratitude we express from our hearts.

Richard Thomas, Emmy Award-winning actor of stage, television, and motions pictures, first presented this story in the annual live Christmas concert of The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. As a young man, Mr. Thomas came to international acclaim portraying the eldest son in The Waltons, a television series about a large family struggling to support itself on a farm during the Great Depression.

The Walton family was much like the family in “Christmas Day in the Morning,” and the character played by young Mr. Thomas was not unlike the boy Rob himself. As Mr. Thomas joined the Choir and Orchestra on stage, he entered a re-created farmhouse kitchen. In that setting, his warm, familiar presence reminded many of their past family Christmases. Audience members young and old were also reminded of their own childlike desires to be good, and to find their hearts bursting with Christmas joy.

My review

I’m still trying to determine what Christmas is going to look like this year. It hit me today that there won’t be a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert. And that makes me so sad. I’m sure there will still be fun, family, love and the Savior’s light. But…some things are so hard.

I’m grateful that there are still things happening. Like this book. It’s a tradition every year for me to review the book that came from the last’s year’s concert. And this little book arrived just in time to brighten my spirits.

I love the way this familiar story by Pearl S Buck is told with beautiful illustrations. But the thing I loved the very most is the addition of the grown man to the story. How would he have felt. What would he have done. It’s just beautiful to think about.

There’s also a song that was sung at last year’s concert. It’s interspersed throughout the story. I just love Christmas music! It made me want to watch the broadcast, I can’t wait for it!

And the space for a thank you note of your own at the end is a perfect touch. It makes this little book a personalized gift. And I love that!

I was sent a copy of Christmas Day in the Morning as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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About A Hopeful Christmas

A Hopeful Christmas

Kindle the spirit of the season as four of your favorite storytellers weave tales of love and hope in this charming yuletide collection.

Lord Blakely’s Gift – When Miss Ivy Hunt and Lord Curtis Blakely establish a secret acquaintance, neither can deny that their feelings extend beyond friendship. But as the children of bitter rivals, it will take a Christmas miracle for this star-crossed pair to reach their happily ever after.

A Season of Hope – Following the death of her father, Amelia knows Christmas will be lean. But when circumstances become dire, it is the unexpected arrival of a childhood friend that renews Amelia’s hope—both for the future and for love.

Christmas by the Sea – After two years at sea with the Royal Navy, surgeon Joshua Crenshaw longs for a quiet Christmas with his family. But when unrest at home threatens to ruin the holidays, it takes the kindly intervention of a mysterious house sitter to remind them of the true meaning of the season.

Expectations at Canterwood – Marina Rowley is a spinster, Richard Stanhope a war-weary military man. A case of mistaken identity throws them together, but the expected stirrings of their hearts lead to an unforgettable holiday romance.

My review

This is one of my favorite types of books. I love the way it has 4 stories. All are short, around 80 pages. They all are by some of my favorite authors. And they’re all about Christmas. I need a little Christmas all year this year!

Lord Blakely’s Gift by Anneka Walker begins the book. And it’s a great beginning. I really liked the main character, Ivy, in this one. She is brave and courageous. She goes to stay with her grandmother for Christmas. But she’s unwanted. And in a town her father hates. I loved the way she met Lord Blakely, covered in goat’s milk.

The two of them have a mystery to solve. Who does the purse Ivy found belong to? I loved the way this brought them together, two people who should have been enemies. And Lord Blakely changes as a result. This one was great!

Next up is A Season of Hope by Sian Ann Bessey. I thought it was kind of funny that this one also featured a goat. This goat is the bane of Amelia’s existence. He keeps getting out and eating Mr Cunningham’s shirts. Then Amelia’s mother has to pay for them. Something they can’t afford.

Phillip comes home to find Amelia’s family’s situation. A situation he can’t abide, as he feels he’s responsible for their poor fortune. I loved the way he brings light to Amelia’s and her family’s lives. This one just made me happy!

Then there’s Carla Kelly’s Christmas by The Sea. This one’s a bit different than the rest. It’s a story of a couple who are already married. Will and Meg’s story was cute and filled with miracles. The reader only sees the story through Will’s eyes. The author did a really great job making this one work with just the one point of view.

I loved Will and Meg, as well as their adorable children. Will’s family were not my favorite people. But it all worked out in the end.

Krista Lynne Jensen’s Expectations at Canterwood finishes the book. I really liked Marina in this one. Her mother has decided she’s an old maid and wants to marry her off. So they go to a house party in honor of Richard. The way these two met was funny. Full of mischief and misunderstandings. Marina is the kind of woman who cares for children and that plays a big role in the story. It’s great!

And Richard…he’s a great guy. I loved the way he wants to follow his heart and his dreams. Even though, he’s unsure of how things will work out.

If you love Christmas books, make sure to grab a copy of this one!

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About Summer of Sundaes

summer of sundaes

The ice cream war is on… After dropping out a semester short of college graduation, Bailey Madison inherits the management of her family’s struggling ice cream shop in Seward, Alaska. When Kingsley Tours needs her prime location to expand their business into the Last Frontier, Bailey must use her wits and creative ice cream recipes to save her shop.

Usually carefree and self-centered Brahms Kingsley must prove to his father he can buckle down and lead Kingsley Tours as the company grows. But how can he close Bailey’s shop when she still holds a place in his heart?

Brahms must choose between pleasing his father and earning the love of a woman he never forgot.

My review

I loved reading Amey Zeigler’s debut novel, The Swiss Mishap, last year. So I was really excited to see that she had another book for me to read. I devoured this one, pun intended. It was a perfect escape to Alaska!

I LOVED the main character Bailey. She works hard in her family’s ice cream shop in Seward, Alaska. She’s supporting herself and her grandma. Their relationship in this book was sweet. Bailey is the kind of person who will do almost anything for friends and family. She faced her biggest fear in this book for some of them. I loved that about her.

Then there’s Brahms. To be honest, I spent most of the book annoyed at him for trying to take Bailey’s shop. And I cheered when she fought back. But at the end of the book, he really is a decent guy. And I loved how he stuck his neck on the line when he needed to most.

This book is a quick read, I didn’t want to put it down!

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