#BookReview Don’t Look Back by Christie Craig (Texas Justice #3) by Christie Craig @Christie_Craig @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ChristieCraig #TexasJusticeSeries #DontLookBack

#BookReview Don’t Look Back by Christie Craig (Texas Justice #3) by Christie Craig @Christie_Craig @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ChristieCraig #TexasJusticeSeries #DontLookBack Title: Don't Look Back

Author: Christie Craig

Series: Texas Justice #3

Published by: Forever on Dec. 15, 2020

Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Romantic Suspense

Pages: 416

Format: Paperback

Source: Forever

Book Rating: 10/10

New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig’s thrilling romantic suspense about a by-the-book FBI agent who must trust a risk-taking detective for help tracking down her sister’s killers — perfect for fans of Kat Martin, Sharon Sala, and Brenda Novak!

FBI agent Brie Ryan’s latest mission is personal. She’s posing as a waitress at the Black Diamond strip club, the same club where her estranged half sister worked until she turned up dead. When Brie’s undercover assignment is compromised, she turns to the only man she knows who can help her: Connor Pierce, a too-sexy-for-his-own-good, rule-breaking cop with a knack for solving cold cases.

When someone breaks into Brie’s apartment, Connor’s detective skills aren’t the only things that kick into overdrive. Although his job demands he remain detached, now he finds himself tempted not only by Brie’s beauty but also her intelligence and bravery. As the investigation-and their attraction-grows more intense, lives are in jeopardy, and Connor finds the most important rule he must break is his own. But can he put his heart on the line?


Review:

Suspenseful, absorbing, and action-packed!

Don’t Look Back is a charged, alluring, pacey thriller that sees FBI agent Brie Ryan working with Anniston Detective Connor Pierce to investigate a possible human trafficking ring operating out of the local strip club and the senseless murder of her estranged half-sister.

The prose is sharp and crisp. The characters are driven, scarred, supportive, and stubborn. And the plot is an ominous, passionate tale filled with twists, turns, familial drama, police corruption, mayhem, abuse, secrets, danger, sizzling attraction, violence, romance, and murder.

So one of the things I use to determine if a book is a 5-star read is how well it holds my attention and when it came to Don’t Look Back, I couldn’t put it down. In fact, halfway through I declared it was going to be a get your own dinner night, to the grumbles of my family, as nothing else was getting done until I finished it. I literally devoured it in one sitting over one afternoon and just kept asking myself several things. Why have I not read this author or series before? Is it too late to put the first two books on my Christmas list? Will my local bookstore carry them?

As you know I never like to give too much away in terms of the plot in my reviews as I always think a book is better if you go into it without expectations but what I will say, in case you haven’t guessed, is I absolutely loved this book, Christie Craig has a new fan, and if you get a chance and love romantic suspense you really need to read this book!

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About Christie Craig

Christie Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books. She is an Alabama native, a motivational speaker, and a writing teacher, who currently hangs her hat in Texas. When she’s not writing romance, she’s travelling, sipping wine, or penning bestselling young adult novels as C.C. Hunter.

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#BookReview The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce @GrandCentralPub #TheLiesYouTold #HarrietTyce #GrandCentralPub

#BookReview The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce @GrandCentralPub #TheLiesYouTold #HarrietTyce #GrandCentralPub Title: The Lies You Told

Author: Harriet Tyce

Published by: Grand Central Publishing on Dec. 1, 2020

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 384

Format: Hardcover

Source: Grand Central Publishing

Book Rating: 8/10

In the playground it”s the law of the jungle

But at the school gate, there are no rules at all…

When Sadie Roper moves back to London, she”s determined to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. First, she needs to get her daughter settled into a new school-one of the most exclusive in the city. Next, she”s going to get back the high-flying criminal barrister career she sacrificed for marriage ten years earlier. But nothing goes quite as planned. The school is not very welcoming newcomers, her daughter hasn”t made any friends yet and the other mothers are as fiercely competitive as their children. Sadie immediately finds herself on the outside as she navigates the fraught politics of the school gate.

But the tide starts to turn as Sadie begins to work on a scandalous, high-profile case that”s the perfect opportunity to prove herself again, even though a dangerous flirtation threatens to cloud her professional judgment. And when Liza, queen of the school moms, befriends Sadie, she draws her into the heart of the world from which she was previously excluded. Soon Sadie and her family start to thrive, but does this close new friendship prevent her from seeing the truth? Sadie may be keeping her friends close, but what she doesn”t know is that her enemies are closer still…


Review:

Menacing, intricate, and twisty!

The Lies You Told is a sinister, psychological thriller that introduces us to Sadie Roper. A troubled young mother who after returning to London after the dissolution of her marriage, enrols her eleven-year-old daughter in the competitive, toxic Ashams Girls School to fulfil the stipulations of her mothers will. But when her daughter, Robin, goes missing, and it comes to light that more than one student seems to have died suspiciously, Sadie’s life quickly spirals out of control.

The prose is taut and intense. The characters are secretive, vulnerable, and suspicious. And the plot, including all the subplots, unravel and intertwine into a suspenseful tale of deception, manipulation, jealousy, power, revelations, mayhem, violence, and murder.

Overall, The Lies You Told is a tight, unpredictable, satisfying thrill ride by Tyce that had just the right amount of twists, turns, and surprises to keep me thoroughly engrossed from start to finish.

 

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About Harriet Tyce

Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Oxford University before doing a law conversion course at City University. She practiced as a criminal barrister for nearly a decade. She completed her MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She lives in north London.

#BookReview A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends by Esther Zuckerman @Running_Press @readforeverpub #EstherZuckerman #RunningPressAdult

#BookReview A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends by Esther Zuckerman @Running_Press @readforeverpub #EstherZuckerman #RunningPressAdult Title: A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends

Author: Esther Zuckerman

Published by: Running Press Adult on Nov. 10, 2020

Genres: Non Fiction

Pages: 200

Format: Hardcover

Source: Forever

Book Rating: 8/10

From Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba to Timothee Chalamet, A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends is the ultimate celebration of the suave, sexy, sensitive, and silly celebrities who have captured our hearts and memes! 

Handsome and heartfelt, with winning smiles and pinnable Tweets — this is what Internet Boyfriends are made of. But who are these meme-able men, and what makes them catch fire online? Discover the answers to these questions and more in A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends, an interactive exploration of our collective crushes. 

Entertainment journalist Esther Zuckerman breaks down the world of Internet Boyfriends — and even a few Internet Girlfriends — from documentary-style “spotting guides” to discussions on the key categories of boyfriend, like Sensitive Souls, Beautiful Boys and Daddys. A playful, teen magazine-style quiz — to help readers find their ideal crush — and in-depth profiles of some of the most beloved Internet Boyfriends and Girlfriends, from Ryan Gosling (the original) to Harry Styles (the Gen Z icon) to Janelle Monae (the space queen), round out this fully-illustrated romp through the celebs behind the memes.


Review:

Charming, funny, and informative!

A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends is a witty, quick, lighthearted read featuring all those male, and some female, celebrities who seem to grace the top of all the crush-worthy lists at the moment.

The writing is sharp and humorous. And the novel is a well thought out collection of facts and trivia of all those we love to love, and sometimes even hate.

Overall, I found A Field Guide to Internet Boyfriends to be an easy, comical, interesting compilation by Zuckerman that’s the perfect holiday treat for anyone on your list who loves pop culture.

 

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About Esther Zuckerman

Esther Zuckerman is an entertainment journalist whose work has been published by Thrillist, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Refinery29, and The A.V. Club, among others. Esther lives and writes in Los Angeles.

Photograph courtesy of Hatchette Book Group Website.

#BookReview #BlogTour The Spark by Jules Wake @Juleswake @0neMoreChapter_ @rararesources #TheSpark #JulesWake

#BookReview #BlogTour The Spark by Jules Wake @Juleswake @0neMoreChapter_ @rararesources #TheSpark #JulesWake

#BookReview #BlogTour The Spark by Jules Wake @Juleswake @0neMoreChapter_ @rararesources #TheSpark #JulesWake Title: The Spark

Author: Jules Wake

Published by: HarperCollins UK on Dec. 11, 2020

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction

Pages: 368

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: HarperCollins UK, NetGalley

Book Rating: 8.5/10

Jess is falling for Sam.

Sam is falling for Jess.

But it seems life will do whatever it takes to make them fall apart.

When Jess and Sam lock eyes at a party, a spark ignites. The spark. But love at first sight isn’t like the movies, especially when Sam’s ex, Victoria, is determined to make their honeymoon period a living hell.

Is love at first sight enough?


Review:

Heart-tugging, sweet, and sincere!

The Spark is an uplifting, engaging tale that takes us to into the lives of Jess and Sam, two people who after feeling an immediate connection when they first meet struggle to navigate all the highs and lows of a relationship plagued by disappointed parents, strained friendships, jeopardized careers and an extremely scorned ex.

The writing is warm and light. The characters are patient, supportive, and compassionate. And the plot is a delightful mix of life, love, family, friendship, chemistry, attraction, heartfelt moments, self-discovery, taking chances, and moving on.

Overall, The Spark is another captivating, tender, satisfying tale by Wake that’s perfect for fans of contemporary romance novels that are brimming with heartache and hope.

 

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About Jules Wake

Jules Wake announced at the age of ten that she planned to be a writer. Along the way she was diverted by the glamorous world of PR and worked on many luxury brands and not so luxury brands. This proved fabulous training for writing novels as it provided her with the opportunity to hone her writing and creative skills penning copy on a vast range of subjects from pig farming and watches, sunglasses and skincare through to beer and stationery.
She writes best-selling warm-hearted contemporary fiction for One More Chapter as Jules Wake and under her pen name Julie Caplin, she writes the Romantic Escapes series.
Between them, the two Js have written twelve novels, Notting Hill in the Snow being the latest.

 

Thank you to Jules Wake, HarperCollins UK, and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review.

 

#BookReview When a Rogue Meets His Match @ElizabethHoyt @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ElizabethHoyt #Greycourt #WhenaRogueMeetsHisMatch

#BookReview When a Rogue Meets His Match @ElizabethHoyt @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ElizabethHoyt #Greycourt #WhenaRogueMeetsHisMatch Title: When a Rogue Meets His Match

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Series: Greycourt #2

Published by: Forever on Dec. 1, 2020

Genres: Historical Romance

Pages: 511

Format: Paperback

Source: Forever

Book Rating: 9/10

The second novel in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt’s Greycourt Series features an enemies-to-lovers romance with her signature blend of captivating characters and sensual romance.

Ambitious, sly, and lethally intelligent, Gideon Hawthorne has spent his life clawing his way up from the gutter. For the last ten years, he’s acted as the Duke of Windemere’s fixer, performing the most dangerous tasks without question. Now Gideon’s ready to quit the duke’s service and work solely for himself. But Windermere wants Gideon to complete one last task, and his reward is impossible to resist: Messalina Greycourt’s hand in marriage.

Witty, vivacious Messalina Greycourt has her pick of suitors. When Windermere summons Messalina to inform his niece that she must marry Mr. Hawthorne, she is appalled. But she’s surprised when Gideon offers her a compromise: as long as she plays the complacent wife, he promises to leave her alone until she asks for his touch. Since Messalina is confident that she’ll never ask Gideon for anything, she readily agrees. However, the more time she spends with Gideon, the harder it is to stay away.


Review:

Engaging, seductive, and entertaining!

When a Rogue Meets His Match is set in London during the late eighteenth century and features the spirited, intelligent Messalina Greycourt who after reluctantly agreeing to wed the dangerous, yet roguishly handsome Gideon Hawthorne finds herself inadvertently falling for his hidden charms and tender nature.

The prose is witty and sharp. The characters are tough, feisty, and passionate. And the plot is a delightfully scandalous blend of familial drama, Georgian traditions, desire, deception, betrayal, danger, gossip, tricky situations, and titillating romance.

Overall, When a Rogue Meets His Match is an adventurous, compelling, highly amusing tale that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is the second title in the Greycourt series by Hoyt, and if you ask me this series just keeps getting better and better.

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About Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing “mesmerizing.” She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.
The winters in Minnesota have been known to be long and cold and Elizabeth is always thrilled to receive reader mail.

#BookReview Stay With Me by Jessica Cunsolo @AvaViolet17 @wattpad @RaincoastBooks #StayWithMe #JessicaCunsolo

#BookReview Stay With Me by Jessica Cunsolo @AvaViolet17 @wattpad @RaincoastBooks #StayWithMe #JessicaCunsolo Title: Stay With Me

Author: Jessica Cunsolo

Series: She's With Me #2

Published by: Wattpad on Dec. 1, 2020

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance

Pages: 312

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Raincoast Books

Book Rating: 8/10

Love has never been more dangerous.

In the sequel to her riveting debut, She’s With Me, Wattpad superstar Jessica Cunsolo brings us the dramatic continuation of a romance that always defies the odds…

Amelia Collins finally finds happiness in the arms of Aiden Parker, who accepts her for who she is―even when their pasts become hopelessly entangled in their present and threaten to completely unravel their futures. As Aiden’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit and struggles to keep his family together, Amelia fights a battle of her own: how to tell Aiden she needs to leave.

Determined to put real life on hold for just a little bit longer, Amelia and her friends leave the chaos of King City behind for a beach house and holiday celebrations. Still, it’s only a matter of time before close quarters reveal their secrets and Aiden fully understands the awful truth about the man pursuing Amelia.

Amelia knows she can’t outrun the painful memories of the past and the killer’s obsession with her. Her beloved friends are in danger, and she will not let them be harmed. Overwhelmed by love but haunted by fear, Amelia must decide if staying with the person she loves is worth risking his life.


Review:

Intense, romantic, and a little suspenseful!

Stay With Me is a gripping, coming-of-age tale that picks up right where She’s With Me left off taking us back into Amelia and Aiden’s world where uncertainty, unease, danger, and desperation hangs heavily around them.

The writing is clear and precise. The characters are secretive, impulsive, and supportive. And the plot is a compelling blend of friendship, family, drama, emotion, frustration, jealousy, perilous situations, and young love.

Overall, Stay With Me is another provocative, intriguing, menacing tale by Cunsolo that has the right amount of mystery, romance, and teenage angst to keep you engaged from the very start and with its cliffhanger ending certainly leaves you eager for more. 

Stay With Me should not be read as standalone to be truly appreciated and should only be read after reading She’s With Me (Book #1).

 

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About Jessica Cunsolo

Jessica Cunsolo is from a small town near Toronto, Canada. Her first young adult novel titled She's With Me, under the name "AvaViolet" has amassed over 100 million reads. It has since won the 2016 Wattys award, the 2016 Fiction Awards "Best Teen Fiction," and has been published in French and Spanish. It will make it's English debut January 7, 2020.

Jessica graduated with a B.A. in Law and Society. She enjoys the outdoors, cuddling with her dog Leo, and transforming her real life awkward situations into plot-lines for her viral stories.

Photograph courtesy of Author's Goodreads Page.

#BookReview The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff @PamJenoff @HarlequinBooks @Bookclubbish #TheDiplomatsWife #PamJenoff #Bookclubbish #HTPBooks

#BookReview The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff @PamJenoff @HarlequinBooks @Bookclubbish #TheDiplomatsWife #PamJenoff #Bookclubbish #HTPBooks Title: The Diplomat's Wife

Author: Pam Jenoff

Series: The Kommandant's Girl #2

Published by: Park Row on Nov. 24, 2020

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 384

Format: Paperback

Source: Harlequin Trade Publishing

Book Rating: 8.5/10

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale and The Lost Girls of Paris comes a tale of sacrifice and heartbreak in the aftermath of WWII

How have I been lucky enough to come here, to be alive, when so many others are not? I should have died… But I am here.

1945. Having survived the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier who gives her hope of a happier future. But their plans to meet in London are dashed when Paul’s plane crashes.

Devastated and pregnant, Marta marries Simon, a caring British diplomat, and glimpses the joy that home and family can bring. But her happiness is threatened when she learns of a Communist spy in British intelligence, and that the one person who can expose the traitor is connected to her past.


Review:

Moving, enthralling, and intense!

The Diplomat’s Wife is the thrilling, absorbing sequel to The Kommandant’s Girl set at the end of WWII that takes you into the life of Marta Nederman, a Polish resistance fighter who after being liberated from Dachau meets a handsome American soldier, travels to London on a borrowed visa, marries a British Diplomat, and then returns to Poland two years later on a mission that will ultimately change her life forever.

The prose is rich and vivid. The characters are brave, vulnerable, and strong. And the plot is a compelling blend of life, loss, secrets, surprises, heartbreak, betrayal, survival, danger, friendship, and romance.

Overall, The Diplomat’s Wife is a passionate, riveting, action-packed tale by Jenoff that transports you to another time and place and immerses you so thoroughly into the personalities, feelings, and lives of the characters within it that you can’t help but be fully absorbed and invested.

 

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About Pam Jenoff

Pam Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the NYT bestseller The Orphan's Tale. She holds a degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her JD from UPenn. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and 3 children near Philadelphia, where she teaches law.

Photograph courtesy of Author's Goodreads Page.

#BookReview Hayden Jon Marshall by Travis Myers & Natasha Myers Marsiguerra @NMarsiguerra #TommyKeane

#BookReview Hayden Jon Marshall by Travis Myers & Natasha Myers Marsiguerra @NMarsiguerra #TommyKeane Title: Hayden Jon Marshall

Author: Travis Myers and Natasha Myers Marsiguerra

Series: Tommy Keane #2

Published by: Bully Press on Nov. 19, 2020

Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Police Procedural

Pages: 198

Format: Hardcover

Source: Bully Press

Book Rating: 8/10

A three-year-old boy disappears from a public park, in full daylight, and no one sees a thing-not even the child’s mother. In a city of millions, with not a single clue left in the park for Detective Tommy Keane, the suspects could be endless. Where does he start to investigate? And what will he uncover? Are the answers on the streets he knows so well? Or hidden online, deep within the dark web?


Review:

Devious, intense, and disturbing!

In this latest novel in the Tommy Keane series, Hayden Jon Marshall, we head back to the streets of New York City where Detectives Keene and Doyle now find themselves investigating the case of a missing three-year-old boy who seems to have vanished without a trace from a local park.

The writing is taut and gritty. The characters are flawed, persistent, and methodical. And the plot, including all the subplots, unravel quickly into a menacing tale full of suspects, clues, control, power, manipulation, swirling emotions, kidnapping, violence, and careful deduction.

Overall, Hayden Jon Marshall is a twisty, action-packed, satisfying addition to what is undoubtedly turning out to be a dark, suspenseful, compelling series by the Myers siblings.

 

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About Travis Myers and Natasha Myers Marsiguerra

Travis Myers and Natasha Myers Marsiguerra are a brother and sister team who both grew up in New York City.

Travis is a retired New York City Police Detective, and Natasha works for the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 234 in California.

Together they form a perfect team in that Travis, who has more stories to tell than a pub full of Irishman, suffers from dyslexia and abhors anything to do with reading and writing. Natasha, his beloved little sister, is an avid reader of absolutely anything that is put in front of her and has been blessed with the gift of gab. She can out-story just about anyone, in any room, at any given time, and she can also type 60 words per minute. More importantly, Natasha is able to understand where her older brother is coming from, and craft his stories into a readable format.

Together, they weave the Tommy Keane Detective series into well braided fictional tales that are nearly all based in actual events that they, and their friends and relatives, have lived. Travis and Natasha deliver on their promise to deliver gritty, honest stories that are rooted in the everyday lives of everyday people.

#BlogTour #BookReview My Brother’s Roommate by Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 #MyBrothersRoommate #FriskyBusiness #KendallRyan

#BlogTour #BookReview My Brother's Roommate by Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 #MyBrothersRoommate #FriskyBusiness #KendallRyan

#BlogTour #BookReview My Brother’s Roommate by Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 #MyBrothersRoommate #FriskyBusiness #KendallRyan Title: My Brother's Roommate

Author: Kendall Ryan

Series: Frisky Business #2

Published by: Kendall Ryan Books on Dec. 1, 2020

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 300

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Kendall Ryan

Book Rating: 9/10

There are a few things you should know about my brother’s roommate.

Wolfie Cox is . . . complicated. Terminally sexy, and more importantly, he has an impressive stick lodged so far up his ass, he’s about as emotionally available as a chinchilla. Actually, that might be an insult to the chinchilla community.

So, naturally, I want to ride him like a bicycle.

He thinks I hate him. Mostly because I’ve led him to believe this. It’s easier than admitting the alternative.

And while Wolfie is about as soft and cuddly as a fork, I’m the opposite. A good girl. Reliable. Conscientious. Oh, and completely panicked about an upcoming work conference.

Wolfie’s usually allergic to altruism, so when my brother volun-tells him to help me out by escorting me to said conference where everyone else will have a plus-one . . . I say thanks, but no thanks. Surprisingly, Wolfie is unflinching about this. And that’s the story about how I got stuck in a hotel with my brother’s hot (grouchy) roommate.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

In all seriousness, this isn’t a game to me, and hormones aside, I need to impress my boss this week so the promotion I’ve worked hard for doesn’t get handed to his spineless nephew. But with Wolfie and me sharing a hotel bed, things get confusing quickly.


Review:

Emotive, witty, and enchanting!

My Brother’s Roommate is a passionate, cheeky tale that mixes the driven, intelligent Penelope who’s determined to do whatever it takes, even if it means fake dating her brother’s best friend, to prove she deserves the promotion at work, and the complex, vulnerable Wolfie who may finally discover he deserves love and is worthy of his best friend’s sister.

The writing is smooth and sultry. The supporting characters are engaging and fun-loving. And the plot told from dual perspectives sweeps you away into an irresistible storyline filled with witty banter, shameless flirting, red-hot chemistry, emotional moments, family, friendship, light drama, and steamy romance.

I absolutely love this Frisky Business series by Ryan. It just keeps getting better and better, and I am counting down the days until I get a chance to read Connor’s story in The Stud Next Door releasing in mid-January!

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About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

 

#BookReview Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan @ReeseRyanWrites @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ReeseRyan #HollyGroveIsland #SecondChanceonCypressLane

#BookReview Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan @ReeseRyanWrites @readforeverpub @grandcentralpub #ReadForever #Forever20 #ReeseRyan #HollyGroveIsland #SecondChanceonCypressLane Title: Second Chance on Cypress Lane

Author: Reese Ryan

Series: Holly Grove Island #1

Published by: Forever on Dec. 1, 2020

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 413

Format: Paperback

Source: Forever

Book Rating: 8/10

In this heartwarming second-chance romance, a woman returns home and discovers that, when it comes to finding love, there’s no place like home.

When a romance gone wrong lands reporter Dakota Jones in the pages of the tabloids, her rising star crashes and burns. Instead of getting the weekend anchor job she’d been promised, she’s promptly shown the door. Which leaves her one option: return home to lick her wounds, eat lemon meringue pie, and plot her comeback while actively avoiding the man who once broke her heart.

Dexter Roberts made a huge mistake when he walked away from Dakota, and he’s regretted it ever since. So when Dakota returns to Holly Grove Island to regroup and decide what’s next, Dex can’t pass up the opportunity to win back the love of his life. Now he just needs to convince Dakota to give him a second chance.


Review:

Cosy, lighthearted, and romantic!

Second Chance on Cypress Lane is an uplifting, charming tale that takes you into the life of the kind, heartbroken Dakota Jones who after being shattered by a scandalous affair returns home to the idyllic Holly Grove Island to rebuild her self esteem, repair old friendships, help out her widowed father, and hopefully hide from the one man who broke her heart to pieces seventeen years ago. 

The writing is sentimental and warm. The characters are multilayered, supportive, and endearing. And the plot, using flashbacks to the past is an enticingly nostalgic tale full of secrets, friendship, tension, chemistry, tender moments, self-reflection, and second-chance love.

Second Chance on Cypress Lane is the first novel I’ve read by Ryan but it won’t be my last. It’s an entertaining, enjoyable, satisfying treat and I can’t wait to read what happens in this small North Carolina community next.

 

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About Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan is the author of twenty published works of romantic fiction and counting. Her stories feature a cast of flawed, complex characters. She presents her characters with family and career drama, challenging love interests, and life-changing secrets while treating readers to an emotional love story with unexpected twists.

Born and raised in the Midwest, she now resides in Central North Carolina. She treads the line carefully between being a Northerner and a damned Yankee, despite her insistence on calling soda pop. She gauges her progress by the number of “bless your lil’ hearts” she receives each week. She is currently down to two.

Reese, an advocate for the romance genre and diversity in fiction, is the past president of her local Romance Writers of America chapter, a panelist at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and the 2018 Donna Hill Breakout Author.

Photograph courtesy of Author's Website.

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