Tag Archives: romance

Finding Love in Unexpected Places

When the Right ONe Comes Along
“When the Right One Comes Along” is the first novel in Kate James’ new K-9 trilogy.  Cal Palmer, a K-9 search and rescue officer, and his dog Scout are working the scene of a high rise rescue after a devastating earthquake in San Diego.  As a result of aftershocks he is significantly injured.  Jessica Hensen is a trauma surgeon at the site of the worst damage.  When they meet they both feel something special. Continue reading

Heartwarming Holiday

A Child's Christmas
“A Child’s Christmas” by Kate James is a ‘feel good’ story for any season.  Paige is a single-mother with a very sick 7 year-old son, Jason.  They are facing his third battle with brain cancer and the prognosis isn’t promising.  Worried that it may be his last Christmas, Paige agrees when a friend suggests the Wish I May Foundation for fulfilling Jason’s Christmas wishes.  Enter Daniel, a handsome lawyer who gets matched with Jason to make his wishes come true.  Continue reading

Romance in the Tropics

Silver Linings
“Silver Linings”, by Kate James, is so much more than just another romance story.  It has a depth and emotion to it that kept me glued to my chair long past when I should have been in bed, just so I could finish it. Continue reading

Unexpected Romance

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion’s debut novel, “The Rosie Project” is a real treat.  The characters are quirky and endearing. The writing is crisp and wry.  I found myself laughing out loud throughout the book. Continue reading

A Reluctant Fairytale

Someone Else's Fairytale
“Someone Else’s Fairytale”, by E. M. Tippets is a fun romantic tale with a bit of suspense thrown in for good measure.  Chloe Winter’s is a hard-working student pursuing a post-graduate degree in forensic science in Albuquerque.  Her friend talks her into being an extra for a movie shoot where she meets Jason Vanderholt, one of Hollywood’s hottest stars.  Jason is quite taken with Chloe but she doesn’t have time in her life for romance, let alone the Hollywood nonsense.  He persists with friendship and romance follows. Continue reading

Reality Can Be Fun!

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“Unscripted” by Natalie Aaron & Marla Schwartz is a fun look at the crazy world of reality TV shows, with some romance thrown in.  Abby Edwards is a producer for a reality TV dating show.  When her ex-boyfriend is the screenwriter of a wildly successful movie she is left feeling that her life is going nowhere and not at all what she’d hoped it would be.  She’s been stuck in the reality world rut, scrabbling from one show to the next, with no way out. Continue reading

Weaving Past & Present

Maiden's VeilI just finished reading “Maiden’s Veil” by Lisa Constantino and really enjoyed it.  I found myself not wanting to put it down, which is always a good sign.  The story was both tragic and engaging.

The story moves between past and present and gradually weaves it into one fabric.  Clarinda Asher is a weaver in a remote mid-evil English village.  She has been banished to live atop a hill outside the village after participating in an ancient fertility ceremony called the Maiden’s Veil.  Jess is a modern-day weaver from America who wanders into Clarinda’s village in search of fabric and inspiration.  There she meets Owen, a disenchanted husband and historian.  They immediately spark a connection that will have far-reaching consequences for both them and the town.  As the details of Clarinda’s banishing slowly emerge and secrets are revealed, parallel events take place in the present day. Continue reading

Star Crossed Love

The_Fault_in_Our_StarsJohn Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” is a brilliant young adult story of love, cancer and friendship that will speak to a person at any age.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer the characters on. Continue reading

A Woman in Crisis

Monica“Monica” is the second installment in a series by L.A. Tripp.  The story finds Monica torn between two men; the ex she is still strongly attracted to and another man who truly loves and cherishes her.  Amidst a world turned upside down by the overturn of Wall Street she must confront a very personal crisis. Continue reading

Office Romance & Mystery Combined

temp to perm

“Temp to Permanent” by Toni Noel is a fun romantic romp with elements of mystery and suspense thrown in to sweeten the plot.  When Carina Carrington’s secretary falls ill and the temp agency sends her Greg Lawless as a replacement, she knows she’s in trouble.  Greg takes her breath away at first glance and keeps her on her toes with his efficiency.  Even though there is a mutual attraction Greg keeps his distance to maintain his professional ethics.

As the missing secretary’s illness becomes protracted Carina begins having mysterious mishaps in her advertising business. It is as if someone is sabotaging her.  As the incidences mount she begins to suspect that Greg is a plant in her business by some rival bent on her destruction. Ultimately, together they will find the culprit and perhaps their own happiness. Continue reading