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Knuckle Down - Chantal Fernando

Celina was a journalist and her best friend and  biggest supporter Akeira was very excited with Celina having an article put on the second page which being on the first couple pages of the newspaper was huge especially being Celina’s first time. This was only the beginning of Celina’s career  and she was determined to make the front page and become the type of journalist who brings real issues to light. Celina was going to her cousin erin’s birthday party- Erin and Celina were very close- at the Cursed Ravens MC clubhouse. Erin’s boyfriend-Ace- is a   Cursed Raven MC member who Celina hasn’t met yet. Celina didn’t know how the MC worked. Once at the clubhouse Celina is introduced to Erin’s bestie Knuckles who was a mountain of a hot man. Celina locks eyes with Knuckles- whose real name is Jack- and can’t seem to look away. When Celina looks away from Knuckles finally then looks back up at Knuckles his eyes are locked on her. Celina is a control freak when Knuckles asked her out during the week he declined but he showed up at her house with food when she was hung over from the birthday party Celina let him in and they ate and talked and he was coming back later the night to cook dinner for her. Their chemistry is so strong. Celina was attracted to bearded, tattooed men. Celina didn’t do casual and didn’t do no feelings in relationships. Celina was the first woman Knuckles had been really attracted to and interested in , in years. Knuckles has two daughters Willow- thirteen and Wesley is eight. When Knuckles was to prepare dinner for Celina he got a call from his ex Flora she wasn’t feeling well and he went and got the girls and took them to Celina’s and she was the first woman they had ever met that their father was interested in. The girls loved Celina;’s dogs: Snape, Carlton, and Kobe as they had always wanted a dog. Willow wants to be a journalist or reporter. It had been a year since Celina had a boyfriend as he had cheated on her and everyone knew but Celina. It had been three years for Knuckles. Knuckles is the Sergeant Of Arms for the Ravens and that means he keeps the peace by any means possible. Knuckles wants more then one night and lets Celina know, he says he is old fashioned and not looking for a one night stand.  So Celina thought about it and still took Knuckles to come over. Knuckles and Celina sleep together.This is a great book and I thoroughly enjoyed it I read the first book in the series and this one is just as good. I advise you to read the first book in the series so it's a smoother read for you and you know a lot of the characters. To the author you did it again another five star great book I would rate higher if I could. The author makes the characters so real I felt like I was there with Celina ,Erin ,Ace an, Knuckles and his girls and even the dogs. I loved Celina and Knuckles together who were more alike than they had known. I loved Willow and Wesley as they did ad to the book a lot. I read this in one session as I didn’t want to put this down. I happily found nothing to criticize in this book. I loved the characters and the ups and downs of this book and I highly recommend.

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Trust Again (Again-Reihe) - Mona Kasten

Dawn had been avoiding men for a year. Dawn’s roommate was Sawyer and she was entertaining a man in their dorm room as they were both college students. But that meant Dawn couldn’t go to their dorm room to get some work done. She decided to go to Allies apartment thinking Allie and her boyfriend Kaden wouldn’t be home as she had already tried to call Allie and went to the apartment as Allie had given Dawn a key two months ago. When she gets to the apartment she lets herself in and sees Kaden nude and quickly runs out of the apartment as he calls for her. Dawn takes the stairs and bumps into a chest she loses her balance grabs the person but they both fall down but he twists and makes sure he doesn’t put his weight on Dawn. It was Stewart Dawn had ran into. Then Spencer says he had been wanting Dawn to fall into his arms but not literally. Dawn explained what happened. Spencer was Dawn’s worst and best nightmare. He is the only guy Dawn had meant that made Dawn question her self-imposed celibacy since her breakup with her boyfriend she had caught cheating on her then found out it had been cheating for months. Dawn feels like she is damaged since her ex cheating.  The first time Dawn had meant Spencer she had mistaken him for Kaden who hadn’t been treating Sawyer very good at the time and Dawn gave him a piece of her mind. Allie had cleared everything up. Spencer offered to let Dawn go to his house and work and she accepted as none of er friends had ever been to Spencer’s and Dawn was curious about where he lived. Dawn wrote and sold erotic stories to pay her bills while in college. Her major is English with a focus on creative writing her favorite subject. Spencer had changed his major twice as he couldn’t commit as he was interested in everything. Spencer had been asking Dawn out basically everyday for sixteen months. But Dawn kept saying no as she didn’t date now as she didn’t want to be hurt again. Spencer was always so easy to talk to but was oddly quiet as he drove Dawn to his place. He also tensed as they got to the door. When they got inside he explained this was his parents house and they had money. Then he said he wanted to go for a run appeared restless and got ready and left Dawn to do her work alone. There is a strong chemistry between Dawn and Spencer.

I liked this book a lot I really enjoyed I choked up at times and other times I chuckled. I liked the plot and pace. I like Spencer and Dawn a lot. I liked how Dawn and Spencer interacted with each other especially after Dawn found out the burden Spencer carried that he was hiding from everyone. I liked the characters a lot and the ups and downs of this story and I recommend.

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Chased (The Chase Brothers, Book 3) Paperback - September 1, 2007 - Lauren Dane

Liv was being picked up by her friend Cassie and Maggie to go to Polly and Edwards fortieth wedding anniversary party. Liv had been crying and told her friends Brody had cheated on her with Lyndsay Cole, Liv had walked in on them in Brody’s apartment as she had got off work early and had brought brody some dinner. All Liv wanted was someone she could trust  someone she could come home to at the end of the day and share her life with. She wanted to be in love, and get married and have kids not tomorrow but someday. Marc claimed a dance with Liv at his parents party and he thought about how good it felt to have her body next to his. Marc had wanted to kiss liv pretty badly but his father cut in. Marc did kiss Liv at the Founder Day’s picnic even if she was there on a a date with another man.Liv told Marc she wanted someone who was looking for toward marriage and permanency. Marc dated everyone he could think of for the next month but none of them got Liv out of his thoughts finally Marc called Liv. No man had ever made Liv speechless but Marc did and he pushed every button and Liv wasn’t sure why or how. Marc had set out to woo her and he was.

I loved this book, it was a quick fun romantic read. I now have a new romantic read to put in my favorites group. I loved how sweet Liv was and I loved her and Marc together. I also loved how Marc’s family had already accepted and loved Liv when she had dated Marc’s older brother Matt but it hadn’t worked Matt hadn’t been ready to settle down but the remained the best of friends. When Matt saw Marc really wanted a long term relationship with Liv he was all for it. I felt so bad when Liv saw Marc with his ex. I felt like I was there with everyone and that is special when an author can transport you inside her story. I loved how Marc showed up in Atlanta and made Liv agree to spend two days and face herself and he also faced himself and were totally honest with each other and opened to each other. Just an overall great book and I happily I could happily find nothing to criticize. I love the characters and the ins and outs and I highly recommend.  

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The Sheikh's Tempting Assistant - Leslie North

Laura is an assistant scout for a production company. She loves her job but is not treated fairly. Raheem is a Sheikh and has taken on the responsibility of preserving the wildlife in its natural habitat. But he needs an assistant to help him promote his project to the tourist Raheem is on a much needed break when Laura’s GPS messed up and she ended up lost but found Raheem’s camp. Raheem was a much needed break. After Raheem’s security brings Laura to him they talk some and she says he has an attitude and gave him a piece of her mind which shocked and amused Raheemat the same time and then he takes her back to the palace from his camp soon after they  have an in-depth discussion and Raheem finds out how bad Laura had been treated on her current job makes a proposal to work for his foundation to protect the animals and Laura agrees. She will help Raheem promote the nature preserve for a lot of money so Laura takes the job. Raheem and Laura feel a mutual strong attraction but Raheem doesn’t mix business with pleasure and fights the attraction.

I loved this book and Leslie North did a great job once again. I felt like I was there with Raheem and Laura. I was glad she left the production company and went to work for Raheem to help him with his foundation. This was a great romance but an easy fun read which made me chuckle at times and choked up at others. I loved when Laura gave Raheem a piece of her mind. This was a little short but didn’t lack anything in the story. I also loved how the Ms. North described the beauty of the locations I also loved Raheem and Laura together, they had such a hot chemistry. This book has drama, suspense, danger, romance, beautiful scenery, broken hearts, adventure, twists and turns, and surprises but also a whole lot more. I would have liked a little more background on Laura and Raheem but wasn’t necessary and didn’t take away form this book.  I loved the characters and the twists and turns of this book and I highly recommend.

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The Forbidden Brother - Joanne Rock

Jullian was in Cheyenne, Wyoming as she had a new job as a film location scout but she was already at   the risk of losing her job Jullian was a breast cancer survivor and when she was at one on her very low times during radiation  treatment Jullian made a list of one hundred life adventures she wanted to do two years ago. Jullian was at the Thirsty Cow bar and having some wine. Jullian had driven to Cheyenne to meet a wealthy   powerful reclusive rancher Cody McNeill and to try and change his mind about allowing a film crew on his land Jillian had sent a formal written request to Cody’s business manager and got a firm no back. Her boss was pushing her to sign the deal as Jullian had sent her some pictures of Black Creek ranch. Now Jullian was here to try to convince Cody Mcneall. Carson was Cody’s brother -and identical twin but Jullian didn’t know that- and Jullian hoped to see if she could talk Carson to help her win over his brother. If Jullian could get Cody’s permission to film at the ranch she would get more work form her boss. Alos her boss was well connected in the  industry and she might pass along Jullian’s name to her friends as a successful scout. That would mean more work and more travel. More items crossed off her list but more important it meant Jullian was kicking cancer’s butt and that was what she wanted more than anything. Her boyfriend Ethan at the time bailed right after her surgery to remove a tumor. Ethan said he couldn’t deal with chemo and radiation treatments. Jillian swore she saw Varson and left the Thirsty Cow and went into another bar Wrangler’s what Jullian didn’t know it was Cody. There was only five people in the bar. Jillian had no interest or had any mojo in the last two years Some was from his ex and the other was from her disease and the treatment that had lefT her feeling like a dried out husk of a woman She knew from what she had read this could be a normal side effect.What did it matter if men and sex had no appeal to Jillian while she focused on her career and recovery. Then surprisingly Jillian found herself attracted to who she thought was Carson. Cody had bought the building Wranglers was in and now he planned on remodeling it for a more centrally located ranch office. Cody’s family was already fractured but the appearance of his grandfather- Malcolm. Who had disowned Cody’s father Donovan twenty years ago.  Carson wanted to make peace with his grandfather but Cody wanted nothing to do with him. Carson was the type to always go for the fun and not worry about the consequences and Cody decided to pretend he was Carson. He then went up to Jillian and asked her to dance and after a few minutes she agreed .Cody hadn’t been with a woman for twelve months as he hadn’t been tempted by anyone after finding his ex girlfriend cheating. But this woman was different and Cody asks Jillian if she would like to go on an adventure with him.and again Jillian agrees. They have sex and find out the condom had broken but Jillian isn't worried as she doesn’t think she can have kids after the treatments she had. Cody gets her to go for a blood test and she is pregnant.

This was a very good read .I really enjoyed it and this was a fun easy read. I loved how the author approached and delivered the things that happened to Jillian because of her cancer and treatments especially her emotions. I loved Jillian and Cody together. I did feel the ending was rushed especially all a sudden Cody loves Jillian but it didn’t do a lot to hurt the story. I would rate this 4.5 if I could. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this story and I recommend

not for me

The Howling - Erin McCarthy

Liv woke up from a nightmare and it was the fourth in as many nights, she had dreamt of wolves. A nocturan scene that had started six months ago sporadically but now seemed to have taken over her sleeping thoughts. Scarborough/Scar was in the other room working at his computer making even more money. Liv owed Scar so much and she didn’t want him to know that the thought of marrying him terrified Liv. Scar asked if the nightmare were about him -Sebastian who was his brother and had been Liv’s lover. She had loved Sebastian deeply and wholly and he  was the man who refused to marry her and the man who had disappeared six months ago taking what money she had been able to accumulate. Leaving Liv destitute and heartbroken. Scar had picked up the shattered pieces of her heart and offered her a real future and Liv had said yes. They were to marry in ten days, Scar hadn’t pushed her to sleep with him but on their wedding night. Tomorrow Scar was leaving for N Y for four days. Mary Fran was Liv’s best friend and they were in the cafeteria at the University of Wisconsin.. Liv had one more more semester of nursing school and she would be done. Liv had been murdered twenty years ago when Liv was eight. . And Liv had been an only child and since then Liv had felt alone. Sebastian and scar werewolf shifters and even though she didn’t know it and never shifted so was Liv and she knew nothing about werewolves. Sebastian now snuck to get a glimpse of the woman he still loved-Liv. His brother had tried to kill him and thought he was dead and then took his girlfriend.. Sebastian knew Scar was gone and went into Liv and had sex with erh. Liv thought she had a dream until she seen the semen on her leg. Sebastian. After Sebastian had left he ran into his cousin Nick who told him the other wolves hadn’t known what Scar was gonna pull and they didn’t think it was right.  But somewhere along the way i lost interest in this book According to the Legends if Scar mates Liv his power will double.

This was a novell and I liked it at first maybe it was a little rushed for me. Then I realized the format wa that of Lion KIng the brothers one evil who was named Scar the nickname mary had used when referring to Scarborough. Plot just too similar for me. So I  am sure others will like this it just wasn’t for me.

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Playing with Matches: A Novel - Hannah Orenstein

Sasha had only told a few people he family’s mortifying secret. They were her boyfriend of two years -Jonathan. Her best friend Caroline, and the girl she had trusted in H S who had told the whole class. Now Sasha’s new boss-Penelope at Bliss- an elite matchmaking service whose roster of clients included successful entrepreneurs, politicians, lawyers and artist. . Until two months agi Sasha had expected People.com -the site she had interned for in college- would hire her as an editorial assistant but the week before graduation her boss told her she didn’t have the budget to hire Sasha. Sasha was desperately trying to get a job she refreshed Craigslist, and NYU job board every fifteen minutes and sent out dozens of desperate applications  and was worried she would have to go back to N J with her father. Then Sasha got a call from Three days later at her training Sasha learned -per Penelope status and looks were the most important things to match. But matchmakers should be intuitive, creative, and above all passionate about the quest for love. Sasha’s family’s most dreadful secret was her parents didn’t meet at a bar, or at college, or through friends. Her parents had met through a certain kind of matchmaker. Her father was lonely, so he chose her mom out of a catalogue and paid six thousand dollars to bring her mother from Russia - she had been a farm girl. Her parents had not been a good match and after a decade divorced. Her parents had never loved each other. Caroline is getting annoyed because Sasha is spending so much time meeting up with people to match with her clients. Jonathan is spending more and more time with his boss and getting more and more distant with Sasha and having less ad less time for her then he betrays her. Sasha’s life seems to be coming apart instead of getting better since she got her job.

I had mixed feelings about this book.It dragged for me at times but usually it was fast paced. But for me the ending though realistic didn’t work for me. I also would have like more information on matchmaking and all it entailed in modern times even if only fictional. At times it was hard keeping my interest. I would say this book was more for people in their twenties which I am not. It was a good summer read for the most part just not a favorite. I did like Sasha and was sad when Jonathan betrayed her but she should have seen it coming.  But there were things I liked and things not so much so as I said I had mixed feelings.

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A New Orleans Threesome - Louisa Bacio

Lily had been walking to a job interview on Bourbon street when some drunk guys were flagging her down to go party with them. She felt the power flow through her. Then she knew their thoughts and what they had planned for her. Power came out f her hands and broke the windshield of the car and threw the guy that was out of the car backwards. Then Lily took off running and went into the store and decided to forget the interview. Trevor was a werewolf and his lover Lawrence/Law was a vampire who was one hundred and fifty years old and had been thirty when he had been turned. In their level downstairs from the store they ran an after hours book store. Lily told Trevor she had come to them for help. Trevor could tell she wasn’t human and felt the power in her. Lily ended up shattering a lightbulb as her powers grew whens he was frightened or frustrated. Lily said Trevor was a werewolf and Lawrence a vampire and she had come for a reason- for their help. She had said she had read about the two of them and their bookstore and then she started having dreams about them and her dreams had led her there. Lily felt if she didn’t get control of her power she would end up killing someone. Trevor had been living on the streets and Law find him beaten almost to death in an alley. Now Trevor wanted to help any other who needed any help. Law embodied the cool and and collected whereas Trevor lived in the wild ruled by his emotions. Trevor offered to let Lily stay with then as she needed support and security’ They also gave her a jon=b to work the store in the daylight hours. Lily got up at night for a drink and saw the men having sex and then she watched every night as for some reason Lily couldn’t complete the act of having sex no one or no toy would give her relief. Both men desired Lily and asked her if she wanted to join them. Lily had been plagued by the same  nightmare for years. But recently it had grown more frequent. The demon of her dreams wanted her purity, her virginity, her soul. Law was working on figuring Lily out and her powers and otherness. He felt part of ehr was a witch. Lily’s research kept bringing her back to the Greek God Arimanius, something about the black and white drawing reminded Lily of the demon in her nightmare. Arimanius was listed as a God of the underworld. Trevor,Lily, and Lawrence had grown up without a traditions family and now they were drawn together.

I must have picked this up on accident as I don’t care for M/M sexual relationships or menages. This was more of a rerotic read for me. The relationships between Lily, Trevor, and Law seemed slow moving to me. I basically skipped the sex scenes just not for me. I did enjoy the authors descriptions of New Orleans and the different articles both Lily and Law researched. This was a quick read just didn’t enjoy the M/M and M/F/M. In the end this just wasn’t for me. Also I was disappointed how the ending felt so rushed. I am sure others will enjoy this but as I said this just wasn’t for me.

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Talk Cowboy to Me - Carolyn Brown

Adele O’Donnell saw the Double Deuce and knew it was the perfect place to start over with her girls. Unfortunately Remy has the same idea with the nephews he is taking care of after a horrible tragedy.

This was a sweet story. There was a lot of character building with all 6 of the character, and the kids were definitely characters! The plot was pretty straightforward with both main characters recognizing their attraction right from the beginning but having ultimate goals to avoid the attraction. The book is kind of slow building and kind of predictable. While the premise is trying to get the ranch, it’s basically what it’s like when two families become one and all of the problems that come along with those situations.

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Heart of a SEAL (Hearts of Valor #1) - Dixie Lee Brown

Six months in a desert hellhole taught Navy SEAL Luke Harding things he never wanted to learn about life and death. Only tender memories of the beautiful brunette he met a few weeks before his deployment helped get him through the torturous days and nights. Back in the States after a perilous rescue, physically and emotionally damaged, Luke reaches out to Sally Duncan, the woman whose memory helped him get through torture. Unfortunately, he refused to see her when he was injured in the hospital so now he must hope she will at least hear him out.

The beginning started ok, but from the moment Luke shows up for Sally, I didn’t really like their interactions. I had a problem with both characters, which made it hard for me to be able to like this story at all.

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Highland Dragon Master - Isabel Cooper

Highland Dragon Erik MacAlasdair is on a mission to uncover an ancient artifact. Along the way, he runs into Toinette, a female dragon from his youth. Once she accepts his commission, they end up stranded on an island together that they must escape.

This was more of a historical horror/romance rather than a romance set in historical times. The plot wasn’t set around the romance at all. Rather, the romance was a minor piece to the overall story.

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Highland Dragon Rebel (Dawn of the Highland Dragon) - Isabel Cooper

Madoc of Avandos is on a journey to cement alliances. Targeted by an assassin, he needs a companion who can fight. When dragon shifter Moiread MacAlasdair returns from war, he knows she's the best woman for the job. Duty and political strength compel Moiread to agree, but when they cross into the otherworld and Madoc's life is threatened, Moiread jumps into protection mode-and will do whatever it takes to keep the man of her dreams alive.

This story was decent enough. We follow Mioread on an adventure, but it was slow at times for me. It tended to be a little confusing at other times.

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Highland Dragon Warrior (Dawn of the Highland Dragon) - Isabel Cooper

The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an enemy more monster than man.

This was a decent enough book. However, the author overdid it with the details and brought the book down a bit for me, causing me to skim some parts. The characters themselves were well-written. Overall, not bad.

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Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend - Kerri Carpenter

Lola’s best friend and roommate was Frankie. Lola was getting over her breakup with Mark who had dumped her for a younger,prettier, and more fun girl per Mark. Lola preferred being in a committed relationship to randomly hooking up. As a homebody Lola’s preference was to spend the night with her boyfriend cooking together, binging Netflix rather than being drunk at a bar making idle chit chat with some douchey guy who smelled like beer and way too much aftershave. Whereas Frankie loved going out. Frankie was an expert flirt and men always seemed to flock around her. Basically she was Lola’s polar opposite. Lola was a librarian . Frankie wants Lola to crash a H S reunion that wasn’t theirs  with her. Then Frankie managed to get her way as she always did and she stood outside with Lola at Kennedy H S reunion and Frankie had also made Lola over.Luke had a feeling he wasn’t going to like this his ten year H S reunion. But he had promised some friends he would make it. Then Luke sae Ryan and then his other friends from his old crew. Oliver had been Luke’s best friend since kindergarten. Luke was an architect. Luke love's to date but he doesn’t do commitment. Luke has sisters that are triplets, and all three plus his mother keep trying to set him up with someone. Luke saw Lola but her tag said her name was Kell Martindale but Luke had dated Kelli and this woman wasn’t her. So Luke goes up to Lola and starts talking to her then lets her know she is not Kelli but he won’t say anything if she will come to his family reunion next weekend as his pretend girlfriend.Luke and Lola are attracted to each other. Lola had been an only child and so had her parents and when they died young that left Lola with no family. Luke shows up  at Lola’s bocce game Monday night and even plays and they have a good time. Then they meet up again to get to know each other better for when they go to the reunion. Lola gets sad when she says she has no family and Luke kisses her. Luke felt her lips were intoxicating. Luke had kissed a lot of women but none of the kisses had felt like this. After the kiss they shared a glance of wonder , lust, and curiosity. Lola went to Luke’s reunion and Luke was the only man there until Oliver gets there later in the day. Lola had a great time and loved being with Luke’s family and wished she still had a family. But she hated the lie about the fake relationship and told Luke why. Luke ended up staying the night and sleeping and staying with Lola all week. Frankie had pulled Lola aside at the girls night as she was really worried Lola was going to be hurt as she had feelings for Luke. Then Lola went to Luke’s family again- as they had invited her at the family reunion- for a barbecue.

I loved this book, it was a great romance. I loved how close Luke was to his family and how they interacted. I loved hoe Frankie took the place of family for Lola. I was sad for how Lola’s family had passed on and left her alone. I felt like I was there with everyone and that is a tribute to this author. I also felt bad how Luke’s father abandoned his family and it still messed Luke up and hurt him. I loved Lola and Luke together and how they interacted. I also loved how Frankie and Lola interacted. I loved the plot and pace of this book. Happily I could find nothing to criticize in this book and I highly recommend

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Moonlight Mirage - Sami Lee

Two years ago Hayley got a job right out of HS as an intern for Mitchell/Mitch Wood.  He had hired Hayley as a favor to his sister -Mach. Hayley falls in love with Mitch who is a very serious man.Mitch was Hayley’s first love.  It makes Hayley’s day when she gets Mitch to smile. After a year Hayley decides to make the first move to Mitch and he rejects her and she left Then it was the first time she had seen Mitch in two years Mitch has been haunted in his memory by Hayley. She had been the only woman to break through his walls. Mitch may have had a lot of women he had went out with but Hayley was the only woman he had cared about. Since she had left Mitch Hayley had traveled the world living out of her backpack. It had also changed Hayley’s outlook on material things. It’s her friends Aidan and Mach’s wedding and that is where she runs into Mitch. One look, one touch and Hayley was back where she had been when she left -in love with Mitch. But Hayley had brought her friend-with benefits  Ty as her plus one to the wedding. Ty is the polar opposite from Mitch Ty lives his life casually but with Mitch he plans ahead and work comes first as he is a workaholic. Hayley knows Ty doesn’t love her but he does care about her. Mitch is determined to get Hayley back. Hayley is willing to give Mitch a chance but there is a condition.I really enjoyed this novella. It was a hot short sweet read. I liked Mitch and Hayley together but I don’t feel Hayley really did right by Ty. I liked the plot and the pace. I did love Hayley’s spirit. I did like the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.

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The Homecoming - Alan Russell

Stella had a seven year old daughter named Stella. Her dad- Duncan- called her a pixie. There were ten kids including Stella at the beach with their parents. The had the beach mostly to themselves and every so often a parent did a head count. Stella liked one of the other kids - he was her brother’s best friend- Luke. Stella liked to do things her own way. The next day Stella wasn’t in her bedroom and hadn’t slept in her bed. Stella couldn’t be found and there was no clues to where she was or what had happened. Then seven years later a teenage Stella showed up at her parents door, she had reappeared just as mysteriously as she had disappeared. What was really odd was Stella’s mom Eleanor had planned on taking her life on that seventh anniversary. But she wasn’t the same girl. She told the story of the Travelers and their journey beyond the stars. Travelers were extraterrestrials that communicates telepathically. Detective Cheever is the detective who had Stella’s case from the beginning and had never given up. Another group was tracking Stella as well. Everyone even Stella’s therapist feel’s Stella’s story isn’t true. I enjoyed this book. And felt it was well written and I didn’t want to put this down as I wanted to see what would happen next. I do feel that many questions were left unanswered. And that kind of annoyed me. I do feel the author handled the way the family would act realistically. I also liked the twists. This drag for me at times. I did like the mystery part of this book as well as the romance. I liked the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.