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An All Contemporary Wednesday!

MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The First Kiss of Spring

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I Recommend This Book

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Strongly

An Eternity Springs Novel

by Emily March 

Series: Eternity Springs (Book 5)

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1250131707

ISBN-13: 978-1250131706

Suggested Retail Price: $7.99

File Size: 2455 KB

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B074DZG9GG

Digital List Price: $7.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March.

Life could be a dream…

Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake’s dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans.

If only things were different…

Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he’s afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

My Thoughts:

This is actually the first time I have read an Emily March book. This is surprising as I enjoyed every minute of this fast paced book full of lies of omission, heartbreak, bad luck and an unstoppable love.

It seems by what I have read about this series there are pets abound in all of the books. I really enjoyed Josh’s love and attachment to his handicapped dachshund and her obvious attachment to the man.
To this reader life without a dog around is just about unlivable. So our main character’s love for this endearing little creature drew me in.

This book is both heartbreaking at times and delightful. I know that this book is # 14 of the series and considering it is the first one I have read, I feel it reads well as a standalone. That may sound strange but I was never lost due to not having read the other books.
Eternity Springs is surely a place to come to heal and change one’s life. Getting your life back on track is what this town seems made for.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy isn’t mild but it isn’t explicit either.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have read and reviewed voluntarily.



Connor’s Gamble

Connor's Gamble

New Orleans Connection Series Book 1

by Kathy Ivan

Paperback: 306 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: March 15, 2014

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1497361745

ISBN-13: 978-1497361744

File Size: 932 KB

Print Length: 308 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Ink Lion Books

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B00J3GS5O0

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Publisher’s Description:

BOOK NUMBER ONE IN THE NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION SERIES

GAMBLING ON LOVE CAN BE DEADLY

Injured while helping capture a notorious serial killer, all New Orleans firefighter Connor Scott wants is to visit his grandmother in Florida for a few days of rest, relaxation and recovery. The last thing he expects is to be stuck on a bus loaded with senior citizens—and his ex-wife.

Alyssa Scott thought she’d left the baggage of her old life far behind when she moved to Florida. Instead she’s chaperoning the senior group and dealing with the one person she never expected to see—her ex-husband. 

Sparks fly and passions reawaken. Neither Connor nor Alyssa can deny the feelings they still hold for each other. But a sinister threat from Connor’s past thrusts them into a perilous game of cat-and-mouse to stop a ruthless killer before time runs out. Will Connor gamble everything to save the woman he loves? 

READING ORDER OF NEW ORLEANS CONNECTION SERIES

  1. Desperate Choices 
  2. Connor’s Gamble
  3. Relentless Pursuit
  4. Ultimate Betrayal
  5. Keeping Secrets
  6. Deadly Justice
  7. Saving Sarah (Kindle World)
  8. Wicked Obsession 

PRAISE FOR THE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE OF KATHY IVAN:

“DESPERATE CHOICES (first in the Big Easy series) is a powerful debut. Taut suspense and engaging characters make this a fast paced enjoyable read. Kathy Ivan is a talent to watch. – Addison Fox, author of The Rome Affair (House of Steele)

“Max and Theresa are both characters that make you anxiously want them to have their happy ending while the suspense adds just the right amount of angst to keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend Desperate Choices. Readers can’t go wrong here!” — Melissa, Joyfully Reviewed Best In Romance 2011

“This is the first I have read from Kathy Ivan and it won’t be the last. Desperate Choices had it all . . .” — Night Owl Reviews

“I loved how the author wove a very intricate storyline with plenty of intriguing details that led to the final reveal . . .” –Night Owl Reviews on Second Chances


Lovin’ Las Vegas

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Books 1 – 3

by Kathy Ivan

File Size: 2707 KB

Print Length: 508 pages

Publication Date: May 16, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B071S8CHYZ

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Publisher’s Description:

Kathy Ivan’s books are addictive, you can’t read just one.” Susan Stoker, NYT and USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Welcome to Las Vegas, where fortunes can be won or lost at the whisper of a wager, and love can be as elusive as a dream. Meet these strong, independent couples, willing to risk it all on finding their happily-ever-after with the one that got away. 

IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS 

51TfCxvUG4LOne little wager. What could go wrong?

That’s what Charlie King thinks when her friends dare her to reach out to the one man she’s never forgotten. There’s just one catch—he’s the older brother of her former fiancée.

Rodeo star Jared Drake is in Vegas for the Grand National finals when he spots Charlie. Their chemistry is instantly off the charts. There’s just one problem—his role in her broken engagement.

This time around, can they beat the odds to happily-ever-after or will secrets from the past keep them apart forever?


 

CRAZY VEGAS LOVE

51jIHp8vadL._SY346_It’s party time in Las Vegas when four former college roommates and best friends converge on Sin City. Add in a crazy drunken bet about finding “the one that got away” to see if there’s a spark still burning after all these years—how bad could it be? The next day, after coming to her senses, Gloria Valenzuela had no intention of going through with the bet. Not until one of the other women played fairy godmother and arranged things so Gloria had no choice but to meet up with her ex.

A world famous country music star, Kyle Greenwood had everything he’d ever wanted except for the one thing he’d left behind—Gloria. Then fate in the form of his matchmaking manager lends a hand and brings Gloria back into his life. 
Before the night is over, a simple practical joke escalates into more than either anticipate. Secrets from their past begin to unravel and threaten their last chance at happiness. Can they overcome their obstacles and hold onto their happily ever after? 


MARRIAGE, VEGAS STYLE

51hDZIgdGwL._SY346_It’s party time in Las Vegas when four former college roommates and best friends converge on Sin City. Add in a crazy drunken bet about finding “the one that got away” to see if there’s a spark still burning after all these years—how bad could it be? When Cynthia “Cyn” Evans finds herself without access to cash and credit cards, she tempted to cave in to her mother’s demands to return home and become engaged to someone who’s earned the family approval. That is, until she runs into Noah Cochran in the hotel lobby. What are the odds the one man she decided not to look for is right here in Vegas?

Noah Cochran can’t believe his luck. The consortium deciding on the contract for the brand new casino complex has narrowed its choices down to five contenders, and his company is at the top of the list. But he’s the only unmarried businessman in the running, and if he wants to make a good impression, he needs a fiancee—fast. 

A fake engagement seems the ideal solution, until things spiral out of control. Will outside forces pull them apart when they’ve just found each other again, or can they hang on tight for their own happily-ever-after?



Beach Daddy

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A Single Dad Romance

by Mia Ford

File Size: 5328 KB

Print Length: 1023 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: February 26, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07B3VDZSC

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Publisher’s Description:

Love the Dad? Oh, I can’t resist!

Sexy, enigmatic, and gorgeous – he’s much older than me. 
But the only one who can make me wet with just one look. 
He’s my student’s dad, 
And is definitely hiding something in his heart. 
But I wanna see the package he’s hiding in his pants. 
That could lead to his heart, right? 

I know I can’t sleep with him. 
But that muscular body and those ripped abs take my breath away. 
Should I show him how I feel about him? 
Or wait for him to make the first move? 
What if he doesn’t!
I wanna be the girl who breaks him from the spell he is under. 
Even if that means my entire life crashing down in the waves of Blue Hill, Maine. 

A Steamy Single Dad Romance Novel! Bonus content included after the main story, including an exclusive NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED Romance – HEATED MOMENTS! Grab your copy today.



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