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Between The Waves

by Ellie Malouff

Publication Date: June 28, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense


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Life for former pro-surfer Jake Garrant moves pretty slow in the small town of Manalua, Hawaii until one day a mysterious black haired beauty in a Cubs cap asks for surfing lessons. He commits to six lessons and does his best to keep it professional, but he can’t help falling for a woman named Audrey Logan. As each lesson goes by, the heat between them grows and they give into their desires, until one day they’re forced to face the ultimate riptide.


About Ellie Malouff:

 Ellie Malouff has been dreaming up stories for as long as she can remember. As an avid reader, she loves getting lost in books and decided one day to give a little back to the literary world with her own contribution. When she’s not writing, you can find her parked on the couch in Colorado with her husband, kids, and cats. She loves traveling to Ireland whenever she gets the chance.



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To Tame A Lady



The Reluctant Brides Collection, Book #2

by Megan Bryce

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Print Length: 157 pages

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Publication Date: October 25, 2012

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Language: English


Digital List price: $4.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Lady Amelia Delaney is known for her sharp tongue, no-nonsense attitude, and sizable fortune. Numerous suitors have tried to win her hand for the money, for the challenge, and for a rather unfortunate bet. She knows the unflattering reasons behind her numerous proposals– can she ever accept that a man would want to marry her just for herself?

Jameson Pendrake is a devil-may-care dandy who cares for naught but fun and fashion. But behind his laughing green eyes lies a dark history, and he calls off his wedding because of his fear of repeating the past. He can not simply give up on the idea of marriage– a wife is the best defense against the yearly crop of scheming mothers and their frilly daughters. But to allay his fears he needs a woman strong enough to laugh in the face of his past. A woman unflappable, unwavering, and unbroken. He knows just the woman. The trick, it seems, is in getting her to accept.

This Series:

  1. To Catch A Spinster
  2. To Tame A Lady
  3. To Wed The Widow
  4. To Tempt The Saint


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A Wish for Christmas


The Happy Holidays Series Book 3

by Michele Brouder

File Size: 2347 KB

Print Length: 236 pages

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Publication Date: August 10, 2018

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Language: English


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More than anything, India Ramone wants to give her daughter, her younger brother, and her elderly grandfather a Christmas they deserve. After the death of her mother, the last two years have been rough and money is tight. A full-time nursing student, she feels her prayers have been answered with the temporary job of personal assistant to John Laurencelli. The billionaire is rumored to be demanding and difficult but India soon realizes there’s more to him than bad press and weapons-grade dangerous good looks. But with everything on her plate, she doesn’t have time to be falling for her new boss.

John Laurencelli lives, eats, and breathes his business and making money. For his own reasons, he’s avoided Christmas for two decades. But it’s proving difficult this year when his new assistant wears vintage holiday aprons, hums Christmas tunes, and likes to spread good cheer. Despite his determination not to celebrate the season, it isn’t long before India opens his eyes to what’s missing in his life.

Can they overcome their fears and misgivings to make it a truly wonderful Christmas for each other?

Each book in The Happy Holidays Series is a standalone novel and can be read in any order.

My Thoughts:

This sweet and engaging Holiday Romance has the feel of a Hallmark Movie. There is a happily ever after ending and several moments of hilarity in this sweetly written title.

India is a single mother who takes care of everyone, her Grandfather, her brother, her daughter and now a demanding boss. All while attending nursing school.

Her erstwhile boss is a very rich man who takes care of no one including himself.

Can these polar opposites come together in this touching and funny holiday story?

Read this newest edition of The Happy Holidays Series to find out.

This is a standalone title just like the other books in the series so you do not need to have read the other books to enjoy this one.

I gave this book 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a Low sensual rating of 1 of 5 flames. This is a clean/ sweet book with no intimacy to speak of.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to read via Hidden Gems. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

IMG_1319Michele Brouder is the author of Claire Daly: Reluctant Soul Saver and Claire Daly: Marked for Collection, the first two books in The Soul Saver series. She is also the writer of A Whyte Christmas, This Christmas, and A Wish for Christmas, the first three books in The Happy Holidays Series.

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Originally from western NY, Michele has lived in the southwest of Ireland since 2006 except for a 2 year period when she and her family lived in Florida. She lives with her husband, two boys, and a black lab named Rover. The beach is her go to place: any beach, any weather, any time.

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