My Review of
Out of the Fire
St. Helena Vineyard Series
Kindle Worlds Novella
Healing Hearts Duet Book 1
by Casey Hagen
File Size: 2494 KB
Print Length: 89 pages
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Publication Date: November 13, 2017
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Digital List Price: $1.99
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Bellamy Stone and Shane McGovern shared a storybook, high-school-long romance that made them the envy of St. Helena. That is, until Shane gave up his first love for the college of his dreams and left Bellamy, and St. Helena, for the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, without looking back.
Twelve years later, Bellamy Stone has built a fulfilling life in St. Helena, without Shane and his promises of forever. She owns her own home and business, has friends, and contributes to her community. So what if her dates lack a certain spark. A girl can’t have it all, right?
When tragedy strikes, Shane is called away from a stalled, career-boosting project to return home to stand in for his father in the family contracting business. Only, the next project up is Bellamy’s, thrusting Bellamy and Shane into close proximity, where old sparks flare to life.
Shane never intended to see Bellamy again. He’d managed to avoid her for twelve years, through a marriage, the birth of a son, and the death of them both. But his father’s heart attack and the responsibilities heaped on his shoulders force him to face the woman he left behind, and the dormant feelings for her that flare back to life.
Can Shane forgive himself for the way he ended things with Bellamy, and the death of his wife and son, and dare to hope for a second chance at a happily-ever-after he doesn’t believe he deserves?
This is my first time reading anything by this author although I have watched a movie on the Hallmark Channel made from one of her books.
This book is a well written second chance romance.
After the tragic death of his wife and child Shane has problems forgiving himself for being unable to protect and save them.
He suddenly has to return to his childhood home to help when his father has a heart attack.
Bellamy was his high school sweetheart. They were once inseparable, until Shane decided to go away to college and ended up married to someone else.
Now he has retuned and they are thrown together because his father has promised to do some renovations at Bellamy’s home.
Sparks fly. Will their renewed acquaintance lead to a renewed love?
I enjoyed this read and gave this sweetly sexy novella 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from Hidden Gems to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
A Scandalous Deal
Coming April 24th
by Joanna Shupe
Digital List Price: $6.99
Mass Market Paperback Price: $7.99
A Note From The Author:
A friend called me one day and said, “Did you know the architect of Hearst Castle was a woman?” Um, no. I absolutely did not.
After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I began researching Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle. She was fascinating and a huge force in California architecture throughout her lifetime. Julia Morgan is the inspiration for my heroine in A Scandalous Deal, who aspires to be a great architect.
The only thing standing in her way? Phillip Mansfield, the man from her shipboard dalliance…who happens to be her new boss. Oops. 🙂
Joanna Shupe returns with another unforgettable novel set in the glittering world of New York City’s Gilded Age…
They call her Lady Unlucky…
With three dead fiancés, Lady Eva Hyde has positively no luck when it comes to love. She sets sail for New York City, determined that nothing will deter her dream of becoming an architect, certainly not an unexpected passionate shipboard encounter with a mysterious stranger. But Eva’s misfortune strikes once more when she discovers the stranger who swept her off her feet is none other than her new employer.
When a series of onsite “accidents” make it clear someone wants Lady Unlucky to earn her nickname, Phillip discovers he’s willing to do anything to protect her–even if it requires a scandalous deal…
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A Ribbon Ridge Novel
So Hot Series, Book #1
By Darcy Burke
File Size: 4006 KB
Print Length: 318 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Darcy Burke
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
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Digital List Price: $2.99
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Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He’s never minded being called a player, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor—only she says she isn’t interested.
Following a bitter divorce, Brooke Ellis relocated to Ribbon Ridge to rebuild her life. Things will never be the same for her, and she’s coming to terms with that reality when she meets charming, persistent Cam. She can’t imagine a happy ever after given his reputation, but he makes her feel so good.
As the sparks between them intensify, they’re both hesitant to commit for very different reasons. Or are they really just sabotaging their own futures? If they can trust each other—and themselves—they may realize that what they share is too good to let slip away.
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