Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Nobody Else But You by Claire Marti

When a feisty horse breeder, still recovering from the high price demanded by the film industry, meets a too-hot-for-Hollywood stuntman, tempers flare and sparks fly hotter than a Santa Ana wind.
          Samantha McNeill wants nothing to do with any part of the Hollywood and all that comes along with it. She knows what fame can do to those she loves and will go to any lengths to protect them. Holt Ericson has his own reasons for needing what Samantha has to offer—and it has everything to do with keeping his family safe and comfortable. Both have to make concessions to reach their goals—and that's where the fun comes in.

Our Review: Once again, opposites do attract, sparks really do fly, and fans of contemporary romance are in for a treat with the first book of a series based in Southern California. Ms. Marti honed her craft well in her Laguna Beach series, then put those lessons into action with Nobody Else But You. First: she created a hero and heroine with compelling goals, realistic motivation and seemingly unsolvable conflict. Second: she made the setting as compelling as the humans and kept up the pace. One does not forget the constant threat of fires when it comes to the unpredictable Santa Ana winds.

This is a fun read with terrific characters and a gorgeous location. We can't wait for the next book in this series.

On a scale of 1-5, Nobody Else But You deserves a 6.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Sunday, August 18, 2019

If Wishes Were Horses, a debut novel by Jayne York

          Artist turned advertising specialist Emily Converse returns to the place where she was raised to save her ill brother—and face down, once and for all, the demon who made their childhood a living hell: Senator Ray Domenico, her stepfather and likely her mother's killer. Almost immediately she meets Michael McCandlis. Sparks fly—in more ways than one.

Our Review:
For those who consider returning to the small town where they were raised with the same enthusiasm one faces root canals, but who also knows once it's over healing can finally take place, this is the story for you. For those who like hot sex thrown into the mix of retaliation and revenge, taking—this one is a huge bonus.
With biting wit, author York knows has created a whole cast of characters ranging from scream-a-minute drag queens to hold-your-breath-for heroes to a villain anyone would love to hate. In her first novel, Jayne York has hit a bases loaded home run.

On a scale of 1 to 5, If Wishes Were Horses, deserves a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews