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review 2017-05-19 22:27
No One but You: A Novel (Silver Springs) - Brenda Novak

Sadie Harris is struggling to make it on her own after she served her husband Sly divorce papers but she has had enough of the way he treats their 5 year old son, Jayden.  Unfortunately, Sly is a cop in their small town of Silver Springs and he has blocked every attempt she has made at trying to better herself.  With no other choice, Sadie decides to answer a newspaper ad placed by Dawson Reed.  Dawson needs someone to help take care of his mentally challenged sister, Angela.  Dawson also was just recently released from jail.  He was charged with the brutal murder of his adoptive parents, but was ultimately found not guilty.  Of course, most people in town still think he really is guilty.  

Sadie quickly realizes that Dawson is not at all what she expected him to be.  He is actually very nice, sweet and caring.  Dawson needs Sadie's help so he can bring his sister home from facility she has been in for the past year and Sadie is grateful for the job.  Of course, Sly tries to stop her from working there.  Sly always likes to have total control over Sadie and he is having a hard time dealing with the fact that she wants a divorce.  Dawson quickly comes to Sadie's defense which irritates Sly even more.

Between the town treating Dawson poorly and Sly trying to make life miserable for Sadie, they bond quickly as "the outsiders" of the town.  Dawson and Sadie quickly form a great relationship.  They both are attracted to each other, but neither one of them will act on it.  Just when their lives are starting to move forward, disaster happens and Dawson and Sadie rely on each other more for emotional support.  I loved how these two got together over similar problems and ended up helping each other and ultimately finding love in the process.  I really enjoyed the suspenseful part of this story....it really kept me reading to see what was going to happen next.  I also really enjoyed the part of the story about who really killed Dawson's adoptive parents....it was a great tie-in!  Overall another really great story in the Silver Springs series by Brenda Novak.

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text 2017-03-20 23:29
57 New Series Books Releasing Tomorrow (March 21, 2017)
The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi
Bound Together (A Sea Haven Novel) - Christine Feehan
Wake a Sleeping Tiger (A Novel of the Breeds) - Lora Leigh
Finding Our Forever - Brenda Novak
If Not for You: A Novel - Debbie Macomber

Boy is booklikes missing a lot of covers.

 

 

Accel World, Vol. 9 (light novel): The Seven-Thousand-Year Prayer - Reki Kawahara After I Fall - Jessica Scott Barakamon, Vol. 13 - Satsuki Yoshino  

The Seven-Thousand-Year Prayer - Reki Kawahara, #9 in Accel World

After I Fall - Jessica Scott, #3 in Falling

Barakamon, Vol. 13 - Satsuki Yoshino  

 

The Black Tortoise: A Peter Strand Mystery (Rapid Reads) - Ronald Tierney   Blush for Me - Kristen Proby  Bound by Their Secret Passion (The Scandalous Summerfields) - Diane Gaston 

The Black Tortoise - Ronald Tierney, #2 in Peter Strand Mystery

Blush for Me - Kristen Proby, #3 in Fusion

Bound by Their Secret Passion - Diane Gaston, #4 in Scandalous Summerfields

 

Bound Together (A Sea Haven Novel) - Christine Feehan The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi Dead Man Switch - Matthew Quirk  

Bound Together - Christine Feehan, #6 in Sea Haven/Sisters of the Heart

The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi, #1 in The Collapsing Empire

Dead Man Switch - Matthew Quirk, #2 in John Hayes

 

 

Double Up (A Davis Way Crime Caper) (Volume 6) - Gretchen Archer Drury (The Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch) - Delores Fossen  Dying on the Vine: A Mystery (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries) - Marla Cooper  

Double Up - Gretchen Archer, #6 in Davis Way Mysteries

Drury - Delores Fossen, #11 in Lawmen of Silver Creek Ranch

Dying on the Vine - Marla Cooper, #2 in Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries

 

Finding Our Forever (Silver Springs) - Brenda Novak Fire and Sword: Throne of Caesars: Book Three (Throne of Caesars) - Harry Sidebottom First Awakenings: Gliese 581g - S. E. Smith  

Finding Our Forever - Brenda Novak,  #1 in Silver Springs

Fire and Sword - Harry Sidebottom, #3 in Throne of the Caesars

First Awakenings - S. E. Smith, #2 in Project Gleise 581G

 

Flames of Rebellion - Jay Allan   Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 5 - Inio Asano    Handa-kun, Vol. 5 - Satsuki Yoshino  

Flames of Rebellion - Jay Allan, #1 in Flames of Rebellion

Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 5 - Inio Asano, #5 in Goodnight Punpun Omnibus

Handa-kun, Vol. 5 - Satsuki Yoshino, #5 in Handa-kun

 

His to Seduce: A Fireside Novel - Stacey Lynn   The House of Four - Barbara Nadel   If I'm Found (If I Run Series) - Terri Blackstock 

His to Seduce - Stacey Lynn, #4 in Fireside

The House of Four (Cetin Ikmen) - Barbara Nadel, #19 in Cetin Ikmen

If I'm Found (If I Run Series) - Terri Blackstock, #2 in Casey Cox

 

If Not for You: A Novel - Debbie Macomber In/Spectre Vol. 3 - Chashiba Katase,Chashiba Katase Infinity Engine - Neal Asher  

If Not for You: A Novel - Debbie Macomber, #3 in New Beginnings

In/Spectre Vol. 3 - Chashiba Katase,Chashiba Katase, #3 in In/Spectre

Infinity Engine - Neal Asher, #3 in Transformation

 

The Italian's One-Night Baby (Brides for the Taking) - Lynne Graham   Last Chance Matinee (The Hudson Sisters Series) - Mariah Stewart Levi's Legend: A SEALs of Honor World book (Heroes for Hire 1) - Dale Mayer 

The Italian's One-Night Baby - Lynne Graham, #2 in Brides for the Taking

Last Chance Matinee - Mariah Stewart, #1 in Hudson Sisters

Levi's Legend: A SEALs of Honor World book - Dale Mayer, #1 in Heroes for Hire

 

Magic-Born Dragon: Book Two of the Dragon Born Trilogy - K.N. Lee A Mystery at Carlton House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 12) - Ashley Gardner Mangrove Lightning (A Doc Ford Novel) - Randy Wayne White  

Magic-Born Dragon - K.N. Lee, #2 in Dragon Born

A Mystery at Carlton House - Ashley Gardner, #12 in Captain Lacey

Mangrove Lightning - Randy Wayne White, #24 in Doc Ford

Meant to Be Mine (Matchmaking Mamas) - Marie Ferrarella    Merk's Mistake: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 3) - Dale Mayer  Merman in My Tub Vol. 6 - Itokichi  

Meant to Be Mine - Marie Ferrarella, #18 in Matchmaking Mamas

Merk's Mistake - Dale Mayer, #3 in Heroes for Hire

Merman in My Tub Vol. 6 - Itokichi, #6 in Merman in My Tub

 

Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Natchez Burning) - Greg Iles A Mystery at Carlton House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 12) - Ashley Gardner Night Forbidden (The Heroes of New Vegas Book 5) - Colleen Gleason 

Mississippi Blood: A Novel (Natchez Burning) - Greg Iles, #6 in Penn Cage

A Mystery at Carlton House  - Ashley Gardner, #12 in Captain Lacey

Night Forbidden - Colleen Gleason, #5 in The Heroes of New Vegas

 

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi, Vol. 6 - HaccaWorks* Operation Nanny (Campbell Cove Academy) - Paula Graves Phantom Pains (The Arcadia Project) - Mishell Baker  

Of the Red, the Light, and the Ayakashi, Vol. 6 - HaccaWorks* 

Operation Nanny - Paula Graves, #4 in Campbell Cove Academy

Phantom Pains - Mishell Baker, #2 in Arcadia Project Trilogy

 

Playing To Win (The York Bombers Book 2) - Lisa B. Kamps The Princess and the Pearl (The Wide-Awake Princess) - E.D. Baker   Red and the Wolf: An Adult Fairytale Romance (Once Upon a Spell Book 2) - Vivienne Savage,Hot Tree Editing 

Playing To Win - Lisa B. Kamps, #2 in York Bombers

The Princess and the Pearl - E.D. Baker, #6 in Wide-Awake Princess

Red and the Wolf - Vivienne Savage, #2 in Once Upon a Spell Book

 

 Rising Flames: Surviving Ashes, Book 5 - Kennedy Layne   Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery - Melinda Mullet So Wrong It Must Be Right (Gallagher & Ivy) - Nicole Helm  

Rising Flames - Kennedy Layne, #5 in Surviving Ashes

Single Malt Murder - Melinda Mullet, #1 in Whisky Business Mystery

So Wrong It Must Be Right - Nicole Helm, #1 in Gallagher & Ivy

 Spies & Stilettos: A MacKenzie Family Novel (The MacKenzie Family) - Liliana Hart   Stone's Surrender: (A SEALs of Honor World Novel) (Heroes for Hire) (Volume 2) - Dale Mayer    Terra Formars, Vol. 17 - Yu Sasuga,Ken-ichi Tachibana  

Spies & Stilettos - Liliana Hart, #16 in The MacKenzie Brothers

Stone's Surrender - Dale Mayer, #2 in Heroes for Hire

Terra Formars, Vol. 17 - Yu Sasuga,Ken-ichi Tachibana  

 

Thank You For Holding (On Hold Book 2) - Julia Kent,Elisa Reed  The Secret Heir of Alazar (Seduced by a Sheikh) - Kate Hewitt  The Secret of My Seduction (Scandals Book 7) - Caroline Linden 

Thank You For Holding- Julia Kent,Elisa Reed, #2 in On Hold

The Secret Heir of Alazar - Kate Hewitt, #1 in Seduced by a Sheikh

The Secret of My Seduction - Caroline Linden, #4.5 in Scandals

 

Trigger (Origin Book 1) - Scarlett Dawn   Ubel Blatt, Vol. 8 - Etorouji Shiono   Veil of Mists (Seven Deadly Veils Book 2) - Diana Marik  

Trigger - Scarlett Dawn, #1 in Origin

Ubel Blatt, Vol. 8 - Etorouji Shiono, #8 in ÜBel Blatt

Veil of Mists - Diana Marik, #2 in Seven Deadly Veils

 

Vicious Circle (A Joe Pickett Novel) - C. J. Box  Wake a Sleeping Tiger (A Novel of the Breeds) - Lora Leigh  Welcome to the Ballroom 4 - Tomo Takeuchi 

Vicious Circle - C. J. Box, #17 in Joe Pickett

Wake a Sleeping Tiger - Lora Leigh, #31 in Breeds
Welcome to the Ballroom 4 - Tomo Takeuchi,  #4 in Welcome to the Ballroom

 

Wrong Turn, Right Direction (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 4) - Elle Casey 

Wrong Turn, Right Direction - Elle Casey, #4 in The Bourbon Street Boys

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-03-20 01:47
Finding Our Forever - Brenda Novak

Cora Kelly knows she was adopted, and loves her life, but was always curious about her birth parents.  Now as an adult she has decided to hire someone to help her investigate who they are.  The search uncovers that Aiyana Turner, owner of the New Horizons Boys Ranch is her birth mom and they just happen to have a position for a new art teacher open.  Cora applies and gets the job.  Now she can interact with her birth mom.  What she didn't expect to find was Aiyana's adopted son, Eli.  Wow, these two were pure electricity together!  HOT-HOT-HOT!  Cora is first hesitant to start up anything with Eli because of who he is but she can't help herself.  Eli doesn't tend to do relationships either but he is just drawn to Cora.  I adored these two.  They each provided something the other was missing in their lives.  I loved how vulnerable Eli was in regards to Cora.  For such a walled off type of guy, Cora quickly broke down that wall!

As Cora and Eli continue their relationship, Cora gets to know Aiyana and really likes her.  Just when things are going well, Cora's ex, Matt shows up to shake things up a bit.  I really liked the honest discussion that Cora finally had with her parents....it was so heartfelt.  Cora gets the best Christmas surprise from Eli and from there things get really interesting.  I loved how the story ended.  It was truly a perfect ending.  

Overall, I loved this book....read it in a day and a half because I couldn't put it down!  Great start to this new series and I can't wait for the next book!

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text 2017-02-27 07:01
Reading progress update: I've read 75%.
The Secret Sister - Brenda Novak

Started out slowly and took a while to get to the plot. But it's really taking off right now. So I can't wait to see how this book ends. I really love the love interest Rafe a whole lot. I will do a review when I finish the book. 

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review 2017-02-19 02:51
The Night Before Christmas, Melinda Curtis
Once Upon a Christmas: Just Like the Ones We Used to Know/The Night Before Christmas/All the Christmases to Come - Brenda Novak,Melinda Curtis,Anna Adams

I enjoyed this clean Christmas Romance and I voluntarily chose to review it. I've given it a 4.5* review it. Although not a long story, this did pull you in quickly and introduced lots of characters quickly. I read this in one evening. Lots of little messages layered throughout and it left me with a good feeling at the end. This was a part of the "All I Want For Christmas" Bundle of 14.

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