Taking Heart by T.J. Kline is the second novel in her Healing Harts series and I chose to dive in after reading the synopsis. “a soldier suffering from PTSD and a therapy dog trainer find that some scars can only be healed by love…” (From synopsis) Kline wove suspense, lovable character and swoon-worthy moments into this contemporary romance.
The Best Medicine by Elizabeth Hayley is the first in the Strictly Business series. This contemporary series shares the stories of four best friends. The Best Medicine mixes snark, humor; heat and heart creating a story that will make you smile, swoon and giggle aloud.
I was in the mood for a light, sweet romance and The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi really hit the spot. Fun, realistic, and set in balmy Orlando Florida I quickly became swept up in the then, and now romance of Matt and Ella.
Flipped by Ines Saint is the first novel, in her new small-town contemporary romance series called Spinning Hills. I was drawn to Flipped because I love watching shows about flipping houses. Flipped offered small-town charm, banter and sweet moments making it the perfect read for a summer afternoon escape.
Suddenly One Sumner by Julie James is a delicious beach read with depth and characters you will embrace. This was my first James’ novel and while this is a standalone, the hero Ford first appeared in one of her FBI/US Attorney novels. I must admit to being curious. Filled with banter, sexy time and wrapped in heartwarming side stories it is easy to see why Julie James is a favorite
Rescuing the Bad Boy is the second novel in Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series and after the good time I had with Bringing Home the Bad Boy I knew I had to read the next installment. Boy Howdy am I am glad that I did. Donovan Pate made my heart do flip-flops and I wanted to kiss every one of his scars. Jessica Lemmon brings heat to this small-town romance series with fleshed out characters and a town readers will want to visit again and again.
I was asked to do an early review of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. While I usually avoid young adult contemporary romances, the premise for Everything, Everything immediately reminded me of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, a 70’s movie starring John Travolta. Yoon delivered a wonderful tale with heart, a surprising twist and a slow burning romance.
Moonlight on Nightingale Way the sixth novel in Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street series finally gives us Logan’s story and despite flaws the man made my heart melt as I swooned. Touching, sexy and full of healing, love and family Young delivered all the elements that make her stories and characters memorable.