Book Review: The Firefighter’s Cinderella

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Title: THE FIREFIGHTER’S CINDERELLAFirefightersCinderella_1600

Author: Sonya Weiss

Pub. Date: November 18, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (Bliss)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 200

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What’s a Cinderella to do when she’s accidentally kicked her Prince Charming in the face and broken his nose? Hold an audition, of course.

Harper Bailey is desperate to keep her family’s amusement park business up and running, but her employees keep quitting, and the man playing prince to her Cinderella in the company’s mainstage show is just the latest casualty. When sexy firefighter Rafferty Bradford, the most eligible bachelor in their small town, offers to step in, Harper agrees–reluctantly. After all, she and Rafferty are ex-best friends with a ton of past history. Surely they’ll have zero chemistry onstage.

Rafferty has his own reasons for agreeing to play Prince Charming, and none of them are good. If Harper finds out the truth, it’ll just reinforce every rumor she’s believed over the years about Rafferty’s bad rep. But when their chemistry explodes both onstage and off, he’ll have to choose between happily-ever-after for himself…or the Cinderella he’s fallen for.

My Review

These two characters cannot be more different, apparently. She runs an amusement park, he deals with real life dangerous stuff – he’s a firefighter. But when you put them together, a fire ignites that none is willing to have tamed.

Harper and Rafferty have history together, but both have struggled with love. Somehow faith brings them together again, by coincidence or not necessarily. Well, faith and an entire town. I liked the story quite a lot. It gave me such a comfortable feeling. It’s around 200 pages, quick to read, nothing too complex or complicated. It’s one of those books you read to sit back and spend some time with yourself and your pages. Yes, there may be some items here and there that are just too much, but for me, it was a good book. He will brake some of his rules for her, she will try to put aside their differences and they both will see what happens.

All in all, it was a great and enjoyable read. I plan on coming back to it the next time my week feels like a rollercoaster. Suffice to say I read it quite quick and I managed to unwind a little 😊 I hope you’ll enjoy it as much a s I did! Happy Reading!

 

About Sonya:Sonya

Sonya Weiss writes contemporary romance and young adult novels. She believes that every love story deserves a happy ending.

She’s the author of several series including: Stealing the Heart, Fire and Sparks, Seduced by Love and the Tazavorn trilogy.

Sonya is represented by Eva Scalzo at the Speilburg Literary Agency.

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Book Review: Sealer’s Game

Sealer’s Game
Kathy Coleman
(Sealer Saga #1)
Publication date: October 22nd 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned…

As Champion, Carita of Bel Auryn thought she would spend her days fighting demons. Instead, she is drawn into the latest scheme of the Moon Goddess, Ruby: a contest to choose a man who will have the “honour” of fathering her child. When Ruby encourages Carita to choose a man for herself, she picks the man she is most drawn to–and immediately regrets it.

Lucian Veradayne is the Lord of Death. He knows he must win Ruby’s game at any cost. It doesn’t matter that he has avoided her for two thousand years. Nor that she tried to kill their first child. And it really doesn’t matter that he would much rather woo Carita. The Soul Well has given Lucian a prophecy: he and Ruby must have another child. A child who will save the world.

Dealing with their mutual attraction will be the least of Lucian and Carita’s problems. They are not the only ones who have been drawn into Ruby’s game. Someone else wants to win. Someone who wants Ruby dead. Will Carita and Lucian be able to protect her long enough for a victor to be named? And if they succeed, will they be able to walk away from each other to ensure the prophecy is fulfilled?

Sealer’s Game is a 55,000 word fantasy romance novella about the King of the Underworld, a kick-butt warrior priestess, and a ruthless goddess who will stop at nothing to get her own way. It contains language, descriptions of violence, and sexual themes that may not be appropriate for all readers. Recommended for ages 18+.

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My Review

This is a super interesting fantasy story, with a complex world and characters that have developed personalities. While the blurb contains a detailed description of the plot, there is a lot more to the story than that. There are secrets, games between gods and so much more.

Let me tell you a little bit about the world. It reminds us of the Greek mythology, of a time in which gods were mixing in human affairs, or, better yet, they were mixing humans in their affairs. Here we have something similar, though quite original in the same time. Carita becomes a warrior for her goddess – Ruby. But Ruby is ruthless, cunning and with no regard for another’s feelings. Then we have Lucien – uf, he is interesting!

We have a love triangle, we have an interesting world, we have politics, secrets and intrigues. I was quickly captivated by the story and now, after finishing it, I cannot wait to check out the second book in the story. I loved the writing and, while some scenes were a bit too much for my taste (too many murders, some even may have emotional impact), all events speak to each character’s traits.

All in all, I like this first book quite a lot and I do hope you’ll give it a try, if you want to read a fantasy story, with actions happening in an alternate universe, with gods and warriors. 4 stars for now 🙂 Happy Reading!

Author Bio:

Kathy Coleman lives in a little town in Ontario with her parents, one younger brother and two mischievous little dogs named D’Argo and Coco. She attended Trent University, majoring in English and Cultural Studies.

When she is not being kept awake at 3 a.m. by characters who refuse to quit talking, she can be found performing karaoke at charity events, updating her book blog I Write, I Read, I Review, shopping, or playing video games.

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Book Review: My Girl by Jacquie Biggar

My Girl
Gambling Hearts Book 3
by Jacquie Biggar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sometimes, the right decision isn’t the easiest one to make
Trish Sylvester knows her family and when they accept a week long stay at a rustic dude ranch, she is concerned- especially since it’s at her ex’s home.
Aaron is overjoyed at the opening of his family’s guest ranch, until he learns their first guest is his ex-girlfriend, her parents–and a fiancé.
And that isn’t the only surprise.
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My Review

Oh, another lovely book, from a great series I have started…with the third book. “My Girl” has such a simple title, but the story is so complex and complicated. The entire writing is complex as well, with multiple POVs that give the reader a better perspective over all the events.

Ok, Trish and Aaron have a complicated past, but their present is at least the same. The future is to be defined, because there are unresolved items and as well secrets that can leave them both speechless. I loved the book so much! The main characters are well developed and with the corresponding maturity. Indeed, there are some others that were quite annoying, but they fit a purpose. I was breathless for 140 pages, as I savored every page.

I am sorry, as per usual, this is my luck to start with the end instead of the beginning, in case of “Gambling Hearts” series. While I did not have any issue to follow the topic, I would have liked to read first the other two books. Still, I enjoyed the story very very much, I enjoyed the writing, the plot, how the story was completed and basically all the words on the page.

All in all, I am giving 5 stars to an amazing book, while I gain another author to follow and whose books I need to read. Yeeey, more reading!

JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love. She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She’s been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.
Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂 Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her website below!
Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world! You can also join her street team on Facebook called Biggar’s Book Buddies.
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Weekly Quote #6

Hey there!

New week, new quote, new books to read, many new things! But enough about me, how are you guys? Any interesting plans for this week? Any new books? Got some to recommend ?

This Saturday I finished “Anyone but Cade” by Penelope Bloom and I’ve been quoting this book to so many people! It has so many great lines. Penelope Bloom is amazing, it’s hard to imagine it’s my first book by her. What have I been reading?! If you want to read my thoughts on this book, head over to my review here. You can also check my Facebook or Pinterest page for more quotes from this book and many others (buttons on the right side), but let me get to the one I chose for today:

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It was a difficult decision to make as I have another funny quote lined up. But the profoundness of Cade, as a character, lies exactly in this quote. In his crazy and care-free attitude, he has deep emotions that he may not be willing to let into light. In this line, he may have said the most beautiful words in the entire book. This line right here made me love him so so much.

The thing with feelings is rather true, to be honest. You can run as fast as you can, as far away as possible, they will still come back with a brutal force. The impact is painful and hard, but once you learn to deal with them, things start fitting back into place. So don’t bottle them up, face them and learn to embrace them, be good or bad. That’s what makes us creatures with soul. (I’m avoiding “humans” because my cat has feelings too 😎 ).

Bye for now!

 

Book Review: Reckless Encore by Eden Summers

About the book:Reckless Encore

 

Title: Reckless Encore (Reckless Beat #5.5)

Author: Eden Summers

Published: October 22nd 2019

Source: Received from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Six kids, numerous tours, and many years later…

Reckless Beat are back for an encore.

Memories will be shared. Secrets will be exposed. And their teenagers’ angst will have them drinking like goldfish. Someone may have even lost the naming rights to their child over a drunken bet.

Yep.

Reckless Beat are back—more sarcastic, flirty, and crazy than ever.

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My Review

 

There are few authors that can take my breath away with their stories and writing. I like many, but few are there, at the top of my list. Eden Summers is one of these amazing people that can touch my soul with her stories.

“Reckless Encore” brings the Reckless Beat family at a mature age, with teenage kids of their own. One would think they are adults, with an image to keep for their children, but they are as crazy as ever and more in love with one another. While this is a novella, it touches so many sensitive topics – real life topics, but also memories from “the ol’ days”.

I was expecting a mix of emotions, but I never expected to see it at different levels. On one hand, we see the parents dealing with teenage problems, struggling to keep up with their kids’ moods and actions. On the other hand, we see how the parents’ fame and crazy adventures affect their sons and daughters. The way the author managed to put these two generations into perspective, it’s fantastic. There is drama, heartbreak and a desire for more!

So if you have read the Reckless Beat series, you would not want to miss this one! If you have not read any of the books in the series or worse, any book by Eden Summers, you have been missing out on so many amazing stories. So get your…books NOW!

5 stars for “Reckless Encore, because it’s full of emotion, it’s beautifully written and you get to read more about your new favorite band!

Cover Review: it hurts to say that I do not see a link to the story itself when looking at the cover. Indeed we see the passion and the … closeness, but nothing that would show the two generations. Still, it has that „rock vibe”.

Favorite Quote: „It took thirteen years to realize criminals were the least of his worries. What he needed to look out for were horny teenage boys.”

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Eden Summers is a bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm. Best known for the Reckless Beat series, Inarticulate, and the Vault.

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Book Review: Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom

About the book:Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom

Title: Anyone But Cade (Anyone But… #2)

Author: Penelope Bloom

Published: November 12th 2019 by Montlake Romance

Source: Received from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom’s Anyone But… series turns up the heat and hilarity with a story about second chances and promises worth breaking.

After Cade King cost me everything, I vowed I’d never fall for him again—even if he became rich and megafamous.

Now he’s back, and he’s still the embodiment of a big, shiny red button. Everybody knows you shouldn’t touch red buttons, but it’s so, so hard to resist.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it a little when I arrested him for disorderly conduct. Unfortunately, I think Cade liked it a little too. So when he asks for my help raising the son he just found out about, I know exactly what to say: “No, you stupidly sexy red button. I won’t touch you, even to help a cute little kid.” You’re damn right that’s what I said. Mostly.

Still, Cade doesn’t know the first thing about commitment. He lives completely in the moment. I’d need to have a recurring case of amnesia to believe he could change, even for his son. Or me.

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My Review

 

Oh my God, I had so much fun reading this book! Cade is so amazing and so crazy, in a funny way.  “Anyone But Cade” is a fantastic book and believe me when I say it: you will savor every page!

Iris’ relationship with Cade cost her her future. They were good together, until he did the most stupid thing and put an end to her chances at a sports scholarship. Years later, they stand face to face, she as a police officer, and Cade as a very successful businessman. However, the most unbelievable event brings them together, with Iris trying to keep Cade out of trouble and lose … the most important person in his life.

They are great together! The banter, the contradictions and Cade’s flirtatious personality are the delight of this book. I took my time enjoying every moment and every word and now I am so sorry I missed reading book 1 (something that will be rectified in the following days!). Cade’s brothers are as well interesting characters and the same can be said about Iris’ friends. I must admit I am a little scared when it comes to the next book in the series, as I am not such a big fan of Miranda’s. But I am curious to see why she is so adamant to avoid the King brothers.

I am decreasing one start mainly because some aspects of the story felt a bit rushed and other could have been better explained, though I associate this last item to the fact that I have not read part 1 (Rich and Kira’s story).

So 4 stars for Penelope Bloom’s book and I cannot wait to discover this series and her others. She is an amazing writer! I do advise you give this book a chance and come back with your thoughts J Happy Reading!

Cover Review: the sheets on that bed look expensive and it suggests the luxurious life that Cade enjoys. The same can be said about the color that was used to write his name. It mostly refers to him. Good, but I would have liked to see at least one element that would remind me of the lady in the book (at least a pair of cuffs J )

Favorite Quote: oh, so many!!! I will include one, however: “You can call a bird a pet, but it’s still going to shit on your shoulder whenever it wants.”

 

About the AuthorPenelope Bloom

 

I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author and have written nearly a dozen top 50 amazon bestsellers, including four books that have hit the top 10! Despite all that, I’m still a nervous wreck before I release every new book and I still feel like I have so much more to learn about writing and publishing than I can even wrap my head around.

I’m just beyond honored and humbled that so many readers have embraced me and found enjoyment in my words, because I can’t think of any better opportunity than this.

When I’m not writing and stressing about what I’m going to write, I’m trying to wrangle my two little girls who are 2 and a half and 1 and a half. When I’m not wrangling them, I’m trying to keep my husband in line.

Writing and helping run the family aren’t easy, but I’d never trade it for anything!