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Sweet Home CarolinaTitle:  Sweet Home Carolina
Series:  Lowcountry Lovers #3
Author:  Kim Boykin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 10, 2014
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Darcy Vance has sunk every cent she has into making Mimosa House the best bed and breakfast in Magnolia Bay. But the key to her success lies in the hands of the Historic Preservation Society run by the Bloom bitches who are embarrassed about their father’s connection to the storied house and they have no intention of validating it with a spot on the society’s registry.

After losing his PGA card, Trent Mauldin has come home to Magnolia Bay to lick his wounds and has no plans to stay. Until he falls for Darcy. Things heat up between the two until Trent’s good intentions to help Darcy go sideways. While Darcy works to save her house, Trent fights to win her back and keep her in Magnolia Bay for good.

Read on for my thoughts on Sweet Home Carolina.  No true spoilers, promise.

Grave ExpectationsTitle:  Grave Expectations
Series:  Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter #4
Author:  Lina Gardiner
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  August 31, 2015
Publisher:  ImaJinn Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Tough vampire cop, Jess Vandermire, fights against her undead brethren in New York City to protect the two men she loves more than life itself. But Jess is waging a personal war, too—to save the tiny shred of soul she has left. If she loses, so does the city…

For decades, Jess Vandermire, has been fighting the city’s biggest threat—deadly hunters in the night. But with John ‘Britt’ Brittain, by her side, there’s nothing she can’t handle. That is, until now. Suddenly…

The vampires Jess and Britt are hunting aren’t acting like normal bloodsuckers. They’re braver, smarter…and harder to kill.

The Vatican has ordered Jess’s brother, Father Regent Vandermire, to save the soul of a massive, bloodthirsty creature. But his prayers aren’t working. And if the monster gets much bigger, the whole city will need them.

Her beloved Britt is once again in her life. But until he understands his newfound powers, he won’t touch her. Because there’s a good chance his love might kill her…

Jess quickly realizes she and Britt aren’t powerful enough to handle the upcoming challenge alone. There’s only one man who can help—evangelist Malcolm Fisk. Too bad they can’t trust him.

Read on for my thoughts on Grave Expectations.  No true spoilers, promise.

Baby On St. BartsTitle:  Baby on St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts #4
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 15, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Awaiting the birth of their first child in St. Barts, Sunny O’Hara hopes that movie-star bad boy Sven Larsen is ready to be a father.

He’s writing her love letters from Europe where he’s working on a new movie.

But two events will shatter her dreams in the most compelling St. Barts book yet. This time there may be no way back for Sunny and Sven.

Read on for my thoughts on Baby on St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

Back to St. BartsTitle:  Back to St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts #3
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 15, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sunny O’Hara and Sven Larsen fell in love on the Caribbean Island of St. Barts.

But now they’ve moved to Los Angeles where the actor is working on a new movie. Sunny is at loose ends, trying to fit into his life but also establish one of her own.

Then something happens which will change everything . . .

Read on for my thoughts on Back to St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Billionaire's DeceptionTitle:  The Billionaire’s Deception
Series:  Amalfi Night Billionaires #2
Author:  Mimi Wells
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 23, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

After quitting her first “real” job, Janine Pike takes off for Europe, saving an excursion to the famed Isola del Sole for last. But when her travel-mates sail off with her backpack, phone, and passport after a night of partying, she’s left only with the euros in her pocket and the faint hope that her estranged half-sister, who works at the renowned Hotel Dei Fiori Isola del Sole, might help her.

Shel Myerson, amateur racecar driver and wildly successful TV mogul, oozes wealth and prestige. What he doesn’t have much of is privacy, thanks to a recent and ugly public breakup. What he doesn’t expect is to be mistaken as an employee by a very pretty—and very broke—Janine, the one person in Europe who also doesn’t have any idea who he is.

Shel and Janine discover their chemistry is combustible—but will their budding relationship survive the heat once the press catches on?

Read on for my thoughts on The Billionaire’s Deception.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Texan Meets His MatchTitle:  The Texan Meets His Match
Series:  Lake Howling #2
Author:  Wendy Vella
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 28, 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Annabelle Smith has never had it easy, but she’s a survivor. So when her brother cleans out her bank account, she reluctantly turns to the one man she’d vowed to stay away from.

Ethan Gelderman is a hot, sexy Texan, who has more numbers in his black book than most men have socks, and placing her trust in him is one of the hardest things she’s ever had to do.

Lake Howling is home to Ethan’s closest friends, and it’s also where Annabelle “firebrand” Smith lives. Sassy, beautiful and pricklier than a cactus, she’s never made it a secret that she wants nothing to do with him, but he sure as hell wants something to do with her. Lord knows, it’s going to be hard to earn her trust, but Ethan’s never backed down from a challenge yet, and he soon realizes trust is just the beginning of what he wants from Annabelle.

Read on for my thoughts on The Texan Meets His Match.  No true spoilers, promise.

ForbiddenTitle:  Forbidden
Series:  Never After Dark #1
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  July 5, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Jaclyn “Jax” Vasquez has a problem. Her parents are in town for a surprise visit. If they see her boyfriend, Scotty, the proverbial $h*t will hit the fan!

She needs help and chooses the first–and only–option, the indigo-eyed stranger in the corner.

What could possibly make this worse? He’s a white tiger shifter, and she’s got a secret.
Sparks and fur fly!

Read on for my thoughts on Forbidden.  No true spoilers, promise.

The Secret Son

Title:  The Secret Son
Series:  Secrets of Cherry Lake #1
Author:  Joan kilby
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 25, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Cherry Lake in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind. What Alex doesn’t count on is meeting the girl who’ll make him want to change his ways. But when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, he can’t stay in Cherry Lake… even if he wants to.

Will love be enough to convince Alex to stay… for good?

Read on for my thoughts on The Secret Son.  No true spoilers, promise.

Lessons on St BartsTitle:  Lessons on St. Barts
Series:  St. Barts
Author:  Emme Cross
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 2015
Publisher:
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Sunny’s happiness with Sven is threatened by a murderous stalker.

Sunny O’Hara thought everything was going smoothly with her sexy movie-star boyfriend Sven. He initiates in her all the ways of love and seems to have stopped sleeping around. But everything is threatened by a vicious stalker who wants her out the picture.

Will Sunny survive, and if she does, can her relationship with Sven last?

This is the second book in the St. Barts Romance series by Emme Cross. Set on the island of St. Barts, eight square miles of gourmet restaurants, designer shops, yachts . . . and sultry secrets.

Read on for my thoughts on Lessons on St. Barts.  No true spoilers, promise.

Second Chance CafeTitle:  The Second Chance Cafe
Series:  Hope Springs #1
Author:  Alison Kent
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 5, 2013
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Kaylie Flynn was luckier than most children left to the Texas foster care system, blessed with a foster mother who taught her the comfort of home…and the healing power of baking the perfect brownie.

Now, Kaylie has journeyed back to Hope Springs to open a café in the charming Victorian she once shared with her foster family — and to finally find answers about her past and where she came from.

Yet Kaylie’s carefully laid plans quickly become complicated. The house needs far more work than she realized, and Tennessee Keller, the carpenter Kaylie hires, stirs up feelings she hasn’t felt in a long while. When an unexpected crisis threatens to unravel her dreams, Kaylie seems to have all the ingredients for a perfect disaster — or quite possibly the perfect love.

Read on for my thoughts on The Second Chance Cafe.  No true spoilers, promise.

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