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review 2017-02-16 00:00
A Husband by New Year's (The McClendon Holiday Series Book 4)
A Husband by New Year's (The McClendon Holiday Series Book 4) - Sean D. Young ARC Review: A Husband by New Year's (McClendon Holiday) by Sean D. Young

The best way to sum up Patrick and Renee is through the words of a familiar melody. The first line of an old Keith Whitley song fits this couple perfectly. I have always loved the tune, When You Say Nothing at All and in the opening verse of that song it says " It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart." Simple words, perfect description, beautiful sentiment. Ms. Young managed to convey a ton of realistic emotion in a classically uncomplicated story. The most gifted of artists are not remembered for the words they say or the things they do but the magic they leave behind. That is how A Husband By New Year's made me feel. Like I was standing in the presence of something special.
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review 2017-01-21 15:18
Fast paced with lots of laughs
New Year's Resolution: One To Keep (Rive... New Year's Resolution: One To Keep (River's Sigh B & B) - Bishop Ev

Ha! I love a romance that's filled with humor. We start off with Sophie and Jesse in the same bar sitting alone and toasting themselves for deciding to be single forever. They've both had too much too drink, and even though neither of them are casual one night stand kind of people they try. And they both chicken out. I really liked that. 

 

They spend the next few days getting to know each other, riding quite the roller coaster of attraction and irritation with each other. There's a lot of baggage for them to work through, but I felt the story line flowed smoothly and believably. 

 

You'll find Sophie refreshingly honest, even when she's confused about her own emotions. Jesse is alternately sweet and frustratingly "man" when he's trying to figure out his own deal. 

 

The only character that confused me in this story was Stella. She started off nice and then had a night of total witchery if you know what I mean. It was the classic "I like him so I'm going to sabotage you" routine and it was so obvious I don't think Sophie should have fallen for it. 

 

Anyway, I'd give this a movie rating between PG-13. They don't, but there's foreplay that's more than PG. The story itself gets a solid 4 from me. 

 

1-5 scale and what it means:

1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad

2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing

3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive

3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love

4: Solid mind candy / worth reading

4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read

5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure

 

Movie Ratings in relation to my review:

Clean--Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no sex on or off "screen"

PG--Some innuendo but nothing kids don't hear every day, sex is all closed door

PG-13--some language (swear words not related to sex), more talk about sex, heavy petting, removal of clothing on screen, but sex is closed door. 

R--swearing (can be related to sex), feels like the whole story is about the sex and not the relationship or some other plot

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photo 2017-01-02 15:57

The Eagle Tree was published by Little A Books in 2016 and became a national bestseller, delivered to over 80,000 readers. Thank you for being part of this marvelous publication journey in 2016! 

Author Ned Hayes worked with Kindle Select to provide a set of New Year specials to thank readers of The Eagle Tree for their support: 
 


UNITED STATES: Holy Trinity: An Eagle Tree Story
Holy Trinity: An Eagle Tree Story is a special Kindle-only release for the New Year that is discounted for this week only for US readers to $0.99. The author created a brand-new addition to the Eagle Tree storyline as a "thank you" to readers for 2016.

Read the NEW EAGLE TREE STORY here >>


 


UNITED KINGDOM:
UK 12 Days of Kindle Christmas featuring The Eagle Tree -- holiday promo 12/23/2016 thru 1/5/2017. (0.99 GBP) Get the UK Kindle deal >>
 


AUSTRALIA:
Australian 12 Days of Kindle Christmas with The Eagle Tree -- holidays 12/25/2016 thru 1/5/2017. (0.99 AUD) Get the Australian Kindle deal  >>
 


"THE EAGLE TREE" PAPERBACK: 


Now available in paperback, The Eagle Tree eloquently explores what it means to be part of a family, a society, and the natural world that surrounds and connects us.  This unique novel was endorsed by authors Temple Grandin and Steve Silberman and embraced by readers worldwide. Read THE EAGLE TREE >>

Source: www.amazon.com/dp/B01N7O35YK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=nedhayescom-20&linkId=c7345989dde92097596143a4799bad0b
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text 2017-01-01 20:31
We wish you all the best & all bookish in 2017!

Let's wave good bye to the old 2016 and look forward to the fresh and new 2017.

 

Let's start this New Year with the promises and acts of the awaited improvements, new plans, positive outcomes and good solutions. And more books books books for all, of course.

 

All the best, BookLikers! <3

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text 2017-01-01 07:21
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