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review 2018-12-11 19:29
Invitation to the Dance
Invitation to the Dance - Tamara Allen

This is another great novel from Ms. Allen. She's got a special knack for capturing NYC of the late 1800s and early 1900s. In this case we've got earnest newspaper reporter Charlie Kohlbeck and a recent hire editor Will Nesmith. They start off as adversaries but become grudging allies after their boss assigns them to work together on a society piece trying to track down the elusive Lord Belcourt. Charlie's inventive work ethics gets them into a bit of subterfuge against Will's better sense, but he proves just as curious as Charlie and their truce soon grows into friendship and more.


There's a bit of a mystery here

though I figured it out after that encounter Charlie spied between Belcourt and Knox, and then had to wait for the majority of the book for Charlie and Will to figure it out. And so I also figured how that would benefit Charlie and Will once their ruse was out.

(spoiler show)

Rose and Archie, and Caroline and Hilda were great supporting characters and even Violet had her moments. Watching Charlie and Will becoming friends and more in Ms. Allen's typical quiet romance was a treat. They're well-suited to each other and even their bickering is endearing. I could shake my head at their less-than-honest antics, but they're both so lovable and sincere in their own ways that I couldn't bring myself to do it. :D

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review 2018-12-11 18:55
My Christmas Break Mistake, Anne-Marie Meyer

I have mixed feelings about this tween read. I received this for free and chose to review it. I've given it a 4.5* rating.Good concept but the characters gave out mixed signals. At a time when hormones and feelings run high, this was a tough situation. There is a lot of tough talk and negative responses. Clearly, both hero and heroine still have a lot of growing up to do. A good ending after some good communication between them.

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review 2018-12-11 17:14
Review: "The Iron Temple" (The Rifter, #9) by Ginn Hale
The Iron Temple - Ginn Hale


~ 4 stars ~


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review 2018-12-11 15:19
ARC REVIEW Tempting Fate by Stacy Finz
Going Home - Stacy Finz
Finding Hope (A Nugget Romance) - Stacy Finz
Starting Over - Stacy Finz
Second Chances - Stacy Finz
Getting Lucky - Stacy Finz
Borrowing Trouble (A Nugget Romance Book 6) - Stacy Finz
Heating Up - Stacy Finz
Falling Hard - Stacy Finz
Riding High - Stacy Finz


Tempting Fate (Nugget #10)Nugget #10, I don't know if I ever said it in one of my reviews but I know I thought that I wouldn't care if Raylene ever got her own HEA, but I'm glad she did. She's the person everyone loves to hate and she finally meets someone who sees behind all the shine and snootiness and saw the head strong determined woman who regrets everything she did to the town she once loved; especially hurting the two people who loved her the most and now she's lost everything. She can't forgive herself because the town won't forgive her. I think this is one of those books that is best when you've read the other books in the series, but Raylene does have some flashbacks of her worst moments that fill in the blanks, or you can read Getting Lucky and Falling Hard those are the two with her story in them.

Gabe Moretti runs a business with Raylene's half brother, Logan. Logan asks Gabe to keep an eye on Raylene since she's not the most loved person in Nugget he wants to make sure she stay out of trouble and had back-up if she needs it. Gabe has heard the rumors about Raylene and it's not hard for him to believe it all but he finds it hard that the people from a the town that so far has been welcome and inviting can hate someone so much. Raylene has two things she wants to accomplish after Logan and Annie's wedding before she can finally move on from Nugget and never look back, find the gold her ancestor buried and sell off the last remaining plot of her family's land. After she finds her gold and sells off the land she can give the women's shelter she's been volunteering at the money they need to stay open and finally have enough start up money to start her own horse training ranch. But she has to find the gold first and Gabe insists on helping. Little things keep happening that raises suspicion that Raylene isn't the only ones out there looking for the gold.

Overall, this was a really good read. It was emotional not only between Raylene and Gabe but between her and the town she did some pretty low and horrible things and you can tell how much she regrets do them it really showed how much Raylene had changed since the beginning. The end was very exciting. I was surprised by how quickly the whole town flipped on their feelings for Raylene but hate isn't the opposite of love and they all loved her once they just needed something to love her for that was enough to forgive her of her past sins.    


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text 2018-12-11 11:00
Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Dressing Mr. Dalton by Charlotte Byrd!





Hello READERS! Join me today as I welcome Charlotte Byrd back for another visit! Today she is going to share the news of her newest contemporary romance, Dressing Mr. Dalton! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!





Dressing Mr. Dalton
by Charlotte Byrd
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Women who color their own hair do not go out with movie stars!”


So, what am I doing going on a date with him?


I’m a wardrobe stylist with a resume full of fake job experience (when my resume was accurate no one wanted to hire me). I drive a crappy car and I have $37.58 in my bank account.


He is People’s Sexiest Man Alive who lives in a beach house (read: mansion) in Malibu.

We are all wrong for each other for a number of reasons. The main one being: I hate everything about him.


Finn Dalton is arrogant, cocky, and self-involved.


He thinks he’s God’s gift to women and the fact that he has bedded almost every available (and unavailable) woman in Hollywood supports that theory.


I hate him…so what am I doing here? Why do I keep saying yes?


Yes, to a date. Yes, to a kiss. Yes, to this.


And what happens when the one person who is all wrong is the only one who’s right?


**This is a standalone contemporary romance.




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“Oh, that’s right.” I take a deep breath. “I was just wondering…why you ask me here?”


Finn puts the water down and takes a few steps closer to me.


For some unknown reason, I take a step back.
“What are you doing?” I ask.

He doesn’t say a word.

Instead, he takes another step closer to me.

Now, my back is all the way against the door of the pantry.

He’s standing as close to me as we stood when we were dancing.

I can feel him breathing with my body.


“I like you, Chloe,” he says very slowly and deliberately.


I bite my lower lip.


He takes his hand and runs his fingers along my neck.


I close my eyes.


I feel his finger along my lower lip.


As if it were possible, he pushes himself even closer to me.


When I open my eyes, I see him closing his.


His eyelashes are long and delicate, and his face is completely relaxed.


Ever so lightly, his lips touch mine.


Almost without my consent, my mouth starts to move along with his. His lips are soft and powerful, pushing against mine. At first, he’s gentle.

He takes his time.


His tongue slowly makes its way and finds mine, but then our dance gains strength.


He buries his hands in my hair, cradling my head, maneuvering as he sees fit.


It’s as if he takes full possession of me, and I let him.


I want him to.


It feels good not to be in control for once.


For a few moments, the rest of the world ceases to exist.


There’s only Finn and me, and as long as our lips remain locked, nothing else matters.


But then he pulls away.


He looks into my eyes, and I remember that there’s a whole other world out there.

Perhaps, what we have is fleeting and delicate and can disappear at any moment.


“I’ve wanted to do that for a long time,” Finn says.




“Yes. Ever since I first saw you.”


I smile. “I doubt that.”


“Oh, yeah?”


“The first time you saw me, I spilled orange juice all over you and you freaked out. Remember?”

His face flushes.


Wait, what is that?


“Are you blushing?” I ask. “I was just joking.”

“That was not my finest moment. I’m sorry.”


I shrug. “It’s okay. I shouldn’t have brought it up.”


For a moment, both of us seem at a loss as to what to do next.


This isn’t like in a movie.


People in movies start kissing, then fall into bed together.


But to get to bed, you have to walk through 3,000 square feet of house, and the transition is a little bit less fluid.


I look up at him.


His eyes are twinkling again, and he’s smiling his crooked smile at me.


“You’re a good kisser,” I say.


“So are you.”


I nod.


He leans closer to me again.

He was never more than a step away, but now we’re breathing the same air again.

This time, I make the move.


I want to shut the whole world out again.


I reach up to him and run my fingers over his smooth lips.


His breathing speeds up, catching me off guard.


I thought he’d be such a natural at this (getting girls into bed), but he looks nervous. Is that really him or is it just my imagination?


I run my fingers over his lips from one side to another.


I pull his lower lip down, feeling the soft, moist flesh on the inside.


I look up at him.


His eyes meet mine and we each dare each other to look away first.


I find a new source of courage, coming like a secret spring from somewhere deep inside of me.


Unlike our first kiss, the passion of this moment is like a smoldering coal, glowing in the aftermath of a fire.


Hot, but quiet.


I run my fingers over the outline of his face.


I push back the loose strands of hair that keep falling into his eyes.

His hair is soft and welcoming to my touch.


I linger around his ear and slowly make my way to his earlobe.


Then it hits me.


Touch is an amazing sense.


The sensation is completely different, depending on how hard I touch. Pressing too hard makes me feel the underlying strength of the thing that I’m pressing against, but touching something slowly and deliberately, produces a whole new sensation.


The kind that sends goose bumps up my arms.


I must’ve known this all along, but this is the first time I’m consciously experiencing it.


I run my fingers along his neck.


I’m sure that he shaved not long ago, but a few stubborn hairs are already making a resurgence.


“You feel nice,” I say.


He opens his eyes and meets mine.


“I can’t stand your teasing anymore,” he says and presses his lips onto mine again.


I’m swept away by his passion.


I kiss him back, burying my hands in his hair.


I feel his fingers running up and down my back.


He squeezes my shoulders over and over again.


He pushes me against the pantry door again, and it makes a noise as our bodies slam into it over and over.


My knees start to buckle.


I feel myself going limp and slowly slide down to the floor.


He follows me.


Suddenly, we’re both on our knees.


A moment later, I’m lying on the floor and he’s on top of me.

We’re moving as one.


We’re dancing to the same silent rhythm.


Then, something feels off.


I’m not sure where it comes from, but suddenly, I feel queasy. Perhaps, it’s from the surge of adrenaline that rushes through my body.


“Um, Finn,” I say, pushing him away from me.


He sits up.


“I feel sick,” I manage to say.


And then I throw up.


All over his tile floor.




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Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.


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