Friday, June 24, 2011
Josh Parker is also looking forward to a much needed break after eighteen months of non-stop work. His out-of-town friend offers her cottage, and Josh thinks it would be just right for some time to let his hair down and revive his social life with his old surf buddies.
One cottage, two unsuspecting occupants; a recipe for romance or disaster?
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Title: Lifeline Echoes
Sixteen years ago, Ryan McGee left home in the midst of controversy. After living through a harrowing trauma, he finally returns home when his family needs his help through some troubling times. All he wants to do is make amends with those he hurt most and to get back to the life he'd never wanted to leave in the first place. When he meets the sexy bartender, he starts thinking in terms of forever. But there's still someone out there he wants to find, someone who once believed in him and gave him hope.
Mike Foster has achieved success and made more money than he could have thought possible, but it destroyed his marriage and cost him his son. He is wary of every woman he meets, knowing his money may be more attractive than his good looks.
Caroline reconnects with the life she had and friends from long ago. Mike stepped out of her teenage dreams into her life again, looking more handsome and tempting than ever. Caroline knew Mike back then, but is he still the man she fell in love with?
Friday, June 10, 2011
It gives him the reputation of a heart-breaker, but he can handle that as long as it keeps his mother, Dinah, from trying to marry him off. Judi Montgomery and her tempting ponytail finagle their way around official dates with car problems and driving lessons. She worms her way into his heart and entices him to want more from his life.
When health issues causes his father to retire, Bryce inherits the family-owned tractor repair shop. Can Judi’s love and encouragement give him the courage to break tradition and pursue his dreams of owning a custom hot rod shop?
In the beginning, Bryce's dad seems to be this gruff, old, "my way or the highway" kind of man. Once again, Ms. Vaughn surprises us by making him totally likable by the end of the book. By showing us his background and what made him the way he seemed to be, you end up feeling bad for him. We get to watch the relationship between Bryce and his dad evolve throughout the book and it turns out perfectly.
Revised: to add the paragraph about Bryce and his dad.
Some of you may have been following my book reviews on Examiner.com - I hope that you will continue to follow them here.
I have made the decision to move my reviews to a private blog for various reasons. One of them being that Examiner wants everything to have a local spin on it, which is a little hard to do with book reviews and/or author interviews. This will also allow me to cross-post reviews to other sites, such as Amazon, Goodreads, etc., which I was unable to do before due to rules at Examiner.com. There are other reasons, but overall, in weighing all the pros and cons, I think this decision will more benefit my readers as well as the authors that I am reviewing.
I'm still new to figuring out all of the technicalities of blogs, so bear with me.
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