Thursday, November 21, 2019

Forever In A Moment

. . . A honeymoon for one . . .

     One can't help but love Samantha DeMartino, a tax attorney, who describes herself as “. . . even my desktop finds me so boring it yawns and shuts down on a regular basis. . .”
     After being jilted a short two weeks before her wedding—to an equally boring business partner—Sam decides to use the pre-paid honeymoon trip to the Deerbourne Inn and treat herself to a well-deserved vacation. There she meets Jed Armstrong, dairy farmer and part-time ski instructor. And the fun begins.

     This contemporary romantic suspense set in picturesque Vermont is filled with a host of quirky, well-drawn characters, each with their own unique voice. We've had the privilege to read other novels by Charlotte O'Shay and were not disappointed with this one. Her unique sense of humor, along with her phenomenal ability to create a scene, is to be envied. Well done all around and a nice addition to the Deerbourne Inn series out of the Wild Rose Press.

On a scale of 1 to 5, Forever In A Moment deserves a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Very Thought of You, Claire Marti

          Mix a perfectionist equine vet with a gorgeous fireman. Throw in an unrequited high school crush which blazes hot twelve years later.
          Amanda McNeill tutored Jake Cruz back in the day and helped him during a difficult time in his life. Now, his professional future depends on her helping him again. This time he has something to offer her—in more ways than one.
         And so the fun begins.

Our Review: Author Claire Marti has built on her fascinating first book in her Pacific Vista Ranch series and offered us a shining example of her talent with The Very Thought of You. Again, hero Jake Cruz and heroine Amanda McNeill have compelling goals, realistic motivation and seemingly unsolvable conflict. As for the setting, she has painted a glorious picture for readers with each scene. Makes me want to travel to Southern California.
          This is a fun read with terrific characters and a gorgeous location. What's up next, hmm?

On a scale of 1-5, The Very Thought of You deserves a 6.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Stranger in the Family by Nancy S. Reece

. . . when she walked down the aisle after that lecture at Georgia Tech, it was like the other half of my heart walked in . . .”
How can you not appreciate a man who describes the love of his life in such a manner? And so we begin the adventure of Colonel Takeda and aerospace specialist, Lyric McKinney as told by Nancy S. Reece in her latest release from the Wild Rose Press, A Stranger in the Family, Book 2 in Reece's The Family Devlin series.

Our Review:
A contemporary romantic-thriller, set in various parts of the world, describes Yuri and Lyric's struggle against barriers to them developing a heretofore unimaginable feat in aerospace engineering. At their first meeting, their attraction is instant and powerful. External conflicts erupt on multiple levels: professional, familial and political. Many hope they will fail at all levels—personal or professional—most of all the pair's powerful fathers.

Perhaps the best part of this story is when Lyric and Yuri work as a team—none of this hero pulling the damsel from the pits of distress—thank you very much. They are a team from the start to attain their own happy ever after ending. If you like adventure set in exotic locales and spiced with hot hot hot sex, this is the story for you.

On a scale of 1 to 5, A Stranger in the Family deserves a 4.5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

Friday, November 1, 2019

Sinners' Opera by Linda Nightingale

          Vampire Morgan D’Arcy has everything except what he most desires…a woman he has loved since the day she was born…Isabeau.

And thus begins an adventure in love, betrayal and the lush setting of Charleston, South Carolina. Morgan has loved Isabeau for more years than most of us mortals can count. She, knowing him under a different pose of Gabriel, has adored Morgan since childhood.

Author Linda Nightingale has many talents, one of the stronger and more enviable ones is her ability to describe the setting. Each scene, each occurrence puts the reader “right there”--and in the mood. A second gift, and equally important, is the lush, vibrancy she puts into each sentence, each description.

Our review:
If you are a fan of romance and the South, as well as the paranormal, Sinners' Opera is the book for you. Out of 5 stars, Sinner's Opera earns a 5.

Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews