Book Review: Only You

41578092When Ivy reluctantly takes a new part-time job, it’s a means to an end. Doing this favor for her pain-in-the-neck roommate means Ivy can have her apartment to herself again much sooner. The last thing she expects is Hugh—the hot Scot who just happens to be her new boss—asking her out on a date. And then another. And another.

Something about Hugh makes Ivy want to let her guard down and open up, which would be perfect if he wasn’t possibly returning to Scotland in a matter of weeks. But maybe that doesn’t matter. Maybe Ivy can learn to live in the moment and have a little fun, even if it means setting herself up for heartache later.

ONLY YOU is a standalone contemporary romance about taking chances, unexpected friendships, and holding on to the things—and people—that matter most.

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Blitz: An Autumn in Paris

An Autumn in Paris
Alix Nichols
Publication date: November 1st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Because of Audrey Hepburn, I have foolishly…

a) bought into the whole “Paris is always a good idea” thing without any offscreen evidence,

b) uprooted my son and left my bittersweet memories behind,

c) allowed Thomas—the handsome, caring, way-out-of-my-league vet—to disrupt the humdrum life I had self-prescribed for my Broken Heart Syndrome.

Behind his easy smile and swoon-worthy pecs, Thomas conceals an open wound. No matter how hot his kisses or how genuine his affection, he’s still reeling. He can’t move on.

And I can’t risk falling for him. I have a child to raise—a preteen boy who needs his mom to be all there.

But as autumn strips the trees of their leaves, falling for Thomas is exactly what I do. Throwing caution to the wind, I dare to hope for a future with him…

…until the past comes knocking.

Can we handle it or will it break us forever?

Whether you’re a fan of timeless movies like “Sabrina” or prefer steamy contemporary romance novels, “An Autumn in Paris” has something for you to love.

Escape to Paris, and let this sweet, fun and sensual tale give you all the feels!

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Cover Reveal: Made in England

 

 

Title: Maid in England

Series: The I Do Crew #1

Author: Brenda St John Brown

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Frauke Spanuth, Croco Designs

Release Date: February 5, 2019

Blurb
TO: The guy who dumped me
FROM: The woman hired to advance your career
RE: I am 150,000% over you.
Alastair,
I’m on the 11:14 train out of London, so I’ll be there by
3:00. To make this as painless as possible, I thought it would help to
establish key ground rules:

 

  • No rehashing our past relationship. Yes,
    we were engaged, but it’s been twelve years and I’m over you.
  • I’m very good at my job and that job is to
    help you shed the “reclusive” part of the whole “reclusive rock star” vibe
    you’ve got going on. Brace yourself.
  • My plan is to have this wrapped up by
    Friday, so save your smoldering looks until I’m gone, please. (I assume
    you still smolder?) I’m immune now. See item #1.

 

 

I’ll see you in a few hours.
Remi
P.S. My cousin is getting married at the beginning of
August. Guess who’s a bridesmaid? Funny, huh? Almost as funny as the fiancée
you dumped because you thought she was married to her job now saving yours.
Have I mentioned I’m totally, completely 150,000% over you?

 

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Review: Until The Last Star Fades

unnamedTouching, heartfelt, and passionate, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is a must-read for hopeful romantics, devoted daughters, and the moms they cherish.

COULD YOU BE THE ONE WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING?

In her senior year at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be on top of the world. With a loving mother who makes Lorelai Gilmore look like a parenting slacker, ride-or-die friends, and a long-time boyfriend destined for the National Hockey League, she puts on a smile for the world. But behind it, Riley’s drowning. Racked with fears for the future, she battles to stay afloat amid life in the shadows of a heartbreaking illness.

And then, Ben Fagan comes crashing into her life. Twenty-three-years-old, British, and alone in the Big Apple after a disastrous pilot season in LA, the struggling actor is looking for an escape: booze, mischief, sex—minimum commitment, maximum fun—anything to avoid returning across the pond.

As they form an unlikely bond, Riley keeps her reality from Ben so that he remains a happy refuge. But how long can she hold back the truth…and is Ben keeping his own secrets, too?

From the award-winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME and LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? comes a bittersweet story about love, loss, sacrifice, and the life-changing decisions we make. Now available in paperback and ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Nook, Kobo & iBooks.

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Guest Post: Top 5 Christmas Movies

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A guest post by Chantal Gadoury.

In celebration of my “Christmas” fairytale, “WinterDream” – I thought I would share my top 5 Christmas Movies with all of you! It’s just the right time to start talking and planning the holiday, and all the special things we can do with our loved ones! I don’t know about you, but I love sitting down on the sofa with my family and watching these holiday classics. Here are 5 that I’m most definitely going to be watching this year.

  1. Meet Me in St. Louis

This has become a recent top favorite of mine within just the last five years or so. When I discovered that Judy Garland sings “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” in it – I had to watch it. I’m really glad that I did. There’s not a moment since first seeing the film that I haven’t cried when she sings this song. It’s one of the sweetest, funniest, and entertaining films – and it’s on my “Must Watch during Christmas” lists.

    2. Elf

If anyone says they hate this movie, they “sit on a throne of lies.” It’s hard for me to personally dislike this movie. It’s funny, and brings out that inner child we all have. There’s something magical about “Elf” and his crazy adventure in New York as he tries to first – meet his dad, but second – connect with his family, and the people around him. Plus – who hasn’t screamed “SANTA” the way he does? (No one? Really?)

    3. The Polar Express

I can remember going to see this movie in the theaters with my parents, and we were amazed by how “real” the animation looked. And it’s sort of crazy to go back and watch it again and again since that time, and see how different animation has changed – just within that short time span. (Because – guys, I’m not that old.) It’s a little hard to watch this movie now, after a very large loss in my life – but when I can bear it, I can enjoy the sense of nostalgia it brings.

    4. The Nutcracker Prince

I remember when I first discovered this movie. I was about nine or ten, and I was watching the Disney Channel quietly one morning. I think must have woken up fairly early, because that’s when all the “unknown” movies played back-in-the-day. (All the good stuff, really.) And I remember watching the ending scene, where the Prince and Clara are dancing, and then the Mouse King appears. I was REALLY upset that I had missed the ENTIRE movie on something around “The Nutcracker.” And like – this was before the time of getting onto Google and just finding something on Youtube. You had to wait to see if the channel showed the movie again – and you had to check the TV Guide – IN THE NEWSPAPER- to see what was going to play. (Again, I’m not that old, but I’m starting to feel that way.) Anyway, long story short – I found out it was this movie called “The Nutcracker Prince,” and I spent the next 15 years of my life trying to find it. Last year I finally bought it on DVD and now, my life is golden.

    5. Home Alone (1 and 2)

This is one of my top holiday favorites. Christmas doesn’t seem like Christmas without having watched Kevin get left home, not once – but twice! I have a really sweet memory of going to Walmart with my Dad to buy “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” back when I was a kid. It was a movie that we always watched every year, and has unofficially become a tradition of mine. The movies make me weepy – as many of these movies do for sentimental reasons, but I love watching them and thinking of my Dad.

    6. BONUS: TV Specials: Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, and A Charlie Brown Christmas

These are just a given for me. I can’t not watch these shows during the Christmas season. Once again, they’re linked to my Dad. We had Frosty and Rudolph on VHS when I was a kid, and we’d watch them all the time. (Frosty is a HUGE favorite of mine.) Just like Home Alone, I have really fond memories of watching these with my family – my Dad – and when I re-watch them now, they make me nostalgic for my childhood Christmases. There’s nothing like watching one of these holiday specials with hot chocolate next to the warm glow of a beautiful Christmas tree.


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Release Day: Until The Last Star Fades

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unnamedTouching, heartfelt, and passionate, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is a must-read for hopeful romantics, devoted daughters, and the moms they cherish.

COULD YOU BE THE ONE WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING?

In her senior year at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be on top of the world. With a loving mother who makes Lorelai Gilmore look like a parenting slacker, ride-or-die friends, and a long-time boyfriend destined for the National Hockey League, she puts on a smile for the world. But behind it, Riley’s drowning. Racked with fears for the future, she battles to stay afloat amid life in the shadows of a heartbreaking illness.

And then, Ben Fagan comes crashing into her life. Twenty-three-years-old, British, and alone in the Big Apple after a disastrous pilot season in LA, the struggling actor is looking for an escape: booze, mischief, sex—minimum commitment, maximum fun—anything to avoid returning across the pond.

As they form an unlikely bond, Riley keeps her reality from Ben so that he remains a happy refuge. But how long can she hold back the truth…and is Ben keeping his own secrets, too?

From the award-winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME and LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? comes a bittersweet story about love, loss, sacrifice, and the life-changing decisions we make. Now available in paperback and ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Nook, Kobo & iBooks.

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Top 10: Favorite Series

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List may be updated if I find a series I like more!

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  5. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. The Southern Vampire Novels by Charlaine Harris
  8. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  9. Janie Johnson series by Caroline B. Cooney
  10. London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton

Release Day: Shadows at Starlight

39926199As Soul Seekers flourishes and Peyton continues her streak of sobriety, she and Olivia are called to a small independent cinema, The Starlight. At first, she thinks the manager’s a little kooky, but once she views a chilling documentary, she realizes the true danger that The Starlight and all of its patrons—including her—are in.

It’s a race against time to figure out the mystery of The Starlight before it’s too late.

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Cover Reveal: The Jolly Dodger

unnamedA double-date on a short weekend away… What could go wrong?

Peyton cajoles her best friend, Olivia, to join her and their dates on a mini pirate cruise. Peyton is loving life until it becomes clear that the ship is more than just a sentiment to the old pirate life and it’s a matter of time to figure out the mystery before she and her friends are tossed overboard for good…

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