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review 2017-04-26 17:50
Secrets in Summer: A Novel - Nancy Thayer

Such a heartwarming, sad, humorous, entertaining and enjoyable read. I really got into this book and could not put it down.

Darcy lives in her childhood home which she inherited from her grandmother in Nantucket. She is a year round resident and she has done something she's never done before. She has become close to the summer renters. And, it just so happens, one of those renters is the stepdaughter of her ex-husband who is renting the property behind her. Of all the houses in Nantucket, he has to pick that one. Ha! This leads up to pretty interesting reading and is just one of the plots that is being told in this story.

There are several plots and lots of quirky, endearing characters. You will definitely need tissues for this one as the summer ends.

Thanks to Random House and Net Galley for approving and allowing me to read and review this book.

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review 2017-04-26 12:04
REVIEW BY MERISSA - Mated: Saving His Wolf - Wolf Summer - Drawn to the Wolves by @kerryadrienne, @sionnafox & @sharimikels
Mated: Saving His Wolf - Wolf Summer - Drawn to the Wolves - Kerry Adrienne,Shari Mikels,Sionna Fox
Mated is a collection of three different shifter stories by three authors. The stories have nothing in common with each other apart from the shifters, so you don't have to have read any previous work to gain the full enjoyment out of these novellas. They are all good lengths, and give you plenty of details not only about the main characters, but also about Pack history, situations etc.
 
They are all brilliantly written, drawing you into each story quickly, making you want the characters to gain their HEAs. There were no editing or grammatical errors in any of the stories that disrupted my reading flow. Although I have read some of Kerry Adrienne's work prior to this, I now have two further authors to look out. This collection was thoroughly enjoyable, and I definitely recommend it.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

@TRRtweet, #Paranormal, #Romance, 4 out of 5 (very good)

 

Source: sites.google.com/site/archaeolibrarian/merissa-reviews/matedsavinghiswolf-wolfsummer-drawntothewolvesbykerryadriennesionnafoxsharimikels
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review 2017-04-23 13:16
The Forever Summer
The Forever Summer - Jamie Brenner

Secrets, mistakes, and revelations abound in THE FOREVER SUMMER.

 

We meet the Bishop family with members having secrets from the past as well as the present. We also meet family members that were not known to exist. THE FOREVER SUMMER brings together an unknown half sister, a grandmother, and memories of a father the sisters never knew.

 

The generations of women and how they connected as strangers was wonderful, and the beach setting was perfect for the connections and story line.

 

THE FOREVER SUMMER was filled with character disappointments, but it was also filled with love and making family connections and approval very enjoyable.

 

I enjoyed the characters....especially Grandmother Amelia. Amelia made everything pleasant and made everything and everyone come together.

 

THE FOREVER SUMMER was an enjoyable read and filled with what women do best when they are together....nurture and care for each other.

 

A heartwarming beach read...ENJOY when you get to read this book. 4/5

 

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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review 2017-04-16 21:46
Book Review of Bad War (A Military Paranormal Romance) by Summer Cooper & Stephen Kingston
Bad War (A Military Paranormal Romance) - Stephen Kingston,Summer Cooper

Zebadiah

Vietnam has taken my friends and almost my life.

Some days, I wish that I had died on that battlefield with them, at least they won’t have to deal with the humiliation I’m about to face when I get sent home.

What’s Mary going to say about her wounded husband?

How am I going to give her the life I promised her now?

She deserves better...

 

Mary

All I wanted was a chance to see him again, to spend another night of passion with him.

That day is finally here!

The day that I’ve most looked forward to, but also the day that I’ve most dreaded.

Now he’s coming home, I’ll do everything in my power to make him the happiest man on the planet… for as long as I can… whatever it takes.

 

Author's Note: This beautiful paranormal romance is not your usual military romance! The story contains mature language and themes, intended for adults only.

Bonus books included in this copy for very limited time.

 

Review 3*

 

This is an intriguing romance story. I did enjoy the story but with some reservations.

 

Zebadiah Rasnake is a really intriguing character. I really liked him a lot. He is a soldier fighting in the Vietnam war, but after being injured he is sent home to rest and recuperate. Waiting to take care of him is his wife Mary and baby Joshua.

 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author with no expectation of a favourable review.

 

I started to read this story and was quickly pulled in. It is told mostly from Zebadiah's POV, although there are some scenes from Mary's POV, as well as another character called Cherokee Joe, who also has a part to play in this tale.

 

I felt deeply for Zebadiah as he dealt with his injuries. However, as I began to delve deeper into this story, I found myself thinking that this story is not your typical paranormal romance. It's more of a supernatural one. There are no shifters, but there are two people who love each other so much that even death can't keep them apart (think ghosts). I don't want to give too much away because there are several twists to keep things interesting. However, I did find some of the dialogue a little stilted and forced at times; it didn't seem to flow naturally. Having said that, I found myself turning the pages in eagerness to see what would happen next. The story took me on an emotional roller coaster ride. The ending was not totally unexpected, but I was a little dissatisfied with it even though it concluded neatly. My first thought after reading the book was: Is that it? In some ways this book, although entertaining, just didn't float my boat. I am sure other readers may not have the same reaction and will enjoy this book more than I did.

 

Summer Cooper and Stephen Kingston have co-written an intriguing romance. Their writing style is relatively fast paced, and the flow of the story is okay. However, I feel they need to work on their dialogue a little more to make it flow more naturally.

 

Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature, I do not recommend this book to young readers. However, I recommend this book if you love reading contemporary or supernatural/paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2017-04-14 05:50
The Book of Summer: A Novel - Michelle Gable

Bess Codman returns to her childhood home after four years with one mission. To get her cantankerous mother Caroline (Cissy) out of the home that her great grandmother had built 99 years ago. It was built on a bluff high above the ocean in Nantucket. That bluff has been and is falling slowly away. There is about ten feet left before the house starts to go. Cissy is determined that she is going to save the house. The tennis courts are gone, the pool is gone, the yard is gone, everything is gone including most of the patio. Cissy continues to fight.

Bess recently leaving her husband (what a guy this turned out to be) is dealing with that issue and Cissy. While fighting with him and her, she decides to go ahead and start packing. The first thing she finds is The Book of Summer. This is a book that has been in the house since the beginning and everyone who has ever been at the house has signed it, some several times.

The book goes back and forth from present day and then to quips written in the book and then to the relatives that lived in the house, mostly Bess's grandmother Ruby. It is a great story about family, very emotional, tragic and everything centered around Cliff House. You can see why Cissy is fighting so hard to keep this house.

I just loved this book and when it was over, it was very hard to let go of. Cissy is a feisty character, but one that you grow to love. I got lots of chuckles out of her. There were definitely some emotional moments and some romantic moments. Some moments you won't believe. It's just all in all a family saga that leaves you feeling good in the end.

A very entertaining read and I thank St. Martin's Press and Net Galley for allowing me to read and review this book.

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