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review 2017-11-13 17:22
Charming and witty romance
Perfect Match - Lila Monroe

This is my first read by Lila Monroe, but it won't be my last. Perfect Match is charming and witty, making for a fast-paced, lighthearted tale. McKenna is a great combination of sass and determination and Jack is such an endearing playboy. Their banter and the lengths that MaKenna goes to get Jack's backing for her business are amusing and fun. The chemistry between this pair is almost palpable and they are so good together, even when they won't admit it.

Perfect Match is part of the Lucky in Love series, but works well as a standalone. It's well-written with likable characters, some chuckle-worthy situations, and a fast-paced, sexy romance. 

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review 2017-10-27 17:02
Monroe overload
James Monroe: The Quest For National Identity - Harry Ammon

Though published over forty years ago, it is easy to see at a glance why Ammon's biography of James Monroe has never been bettered. This is an exhaustive examination of the political life of our fifth president -- and an exhausting one. Ammon goes through Monroe's life with a thoroughness that makes this a book an excellent source of information about Monroe, but at the price of making it an excruciatingly dull read at times. If you want to know everything there is to know about Monroe's political career or about diplomacy in the Federalist Era, then this is your book; otherwise, I would recommend either Noble Cunningham's The Presidency of James Monroe or Gary Hart's short biography of James Monroe in the "American Presidents" series.

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review 2017-10-24 21:37
Vacation re-connect romance...
Lovestruck: A Romantic Comedy Standalone... Lovestruck: A Romantic Comedy Standalone - Lila Monroe

I don't really dig those re-warmed romance stories.

 

It wasn't bad, but had a lot of cliches, and it wasn't particularly original.

 

All in all it was entertaining enough to keep me reading till the end.

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review 2017-10-12 20:48
Attention grabbing opener
Gone Daddy Gone (Sloane Monroe) (Volume 7) - Cheryl Bradshaw

Talk about starting out with a bang! The opening chapter of Gone Daddy Gone certainly grabs the attention of the reader and sets up the whodunit for this tale. This is my first read in this series and it is obvious that Sloane has a past, but I had no trouble following the story line. The book is well-written, the characters are interesting, and the pacing keeps the story moving quickly. We also get snippets from the bad guy that are a bit creepy and a nice addition to the story.

While it doesn't take long to figure out the direction of the tale, the details were a surprise - at least to me. I can't speak for those that are familiar with the series. Overall, this mystery pulled me in and held my interest throughout, and the characters are sufficiently interesting to have me looking up earlier books in the series. 

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review 2017-07-01 03:45
Beach House for Rent (The Beach House) - Mary Alice Monroe

This was a decent read. I don't quite feel that it was the author's best, but it was okay for me.

Throughout the whole book, I didn't get the beach read feel. Both of the main characters were experiencing loss or were just sad. It was kind of a downer for me with that going on. It just wasn't as upbeat as most beach reads. It was very different. A good read, just not what I expected.

Thanks to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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