Saturday, November 29, 2014


I received a copy of Hawk by Ronie Kendig from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Raptor’s communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian "Hawk” Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an other than honorable” discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowstorm.

The second book in The Quiet Professionals series is another great book.  Sergeant Brian "Hawk" is facing a dishonorable discharge because he can't control his temper.  In a streak of bad luck he obeys a direct order to stand down and 2 officers are killed as he watches.  This takes a huge toll on him.  When he returns to his team his bad luck continues.  He gets trapped with a female pilot and her friend who teaches 4 young girls.  Hawk and the women end up running for their lives in a deadly blizzard.  Will they make it out alive?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

An October Bride

I received a copy of An October Bride by Katie Ganshert from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

She wants to make her father's dream come true. She doesn't realize her own dream has been in front of her the whole time.

Emma Tate isn't a risk taker, so everyone in her small Midwest town is surprised when she suddenly becomes engaged to lifelong friend Jake Sawyer. No one but Jake and Emma know the true reason they're getting married-so Emma's dying father can walk her down the aisle.

While Jake and Emma plan an autumn wedding together, it becomes clear that their agreement has a few complications-the biggest being their true feelings for each other.

In this novella by award-winning author Katie Ganshert, a young woman must reconcile her dying father's dreams with her own dreams for love and for her future.

This is the first book I've read by Katie Ganshert and it was a good book.  Emma's dad doesn't have much time left.  While he and her mom are out of town Emma finds her dad's bucket list and decides she can help to mark one off his list.  Her long time friend offers to help her.  Will everything go as planned?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A July Bride

I received a copy of A July Bride by Beth Wiseman from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Can she forgive the man who left her at the altar?

Alyssa Pennington dated Brendan Myers for three years before she accepted his proposal. For almost a year, Alyssa's friends and family helped her plan a lovely wedding to take place in the church she'd grown up in. It was the happiest day of her life when she walked down the aisle to be united with the man of her dreams. But when Brendan left her at the altar, Alyssa was consumed by humiliation, embarrassment, and a broken heart that wouldn't allow her to trust anyone. Especially Brendan.

Brendan Myers knows he will spend the rest of his life regretting what he did to Alyssa, the only woman he's ever loved. Without her, his life is empty. In one fateful moment, he'd panicked, destroyed their future, and ruined everything. Now he plans to win her back.

But winning back his bride might prove much more difficult than he can imagine. And even if he does get her to the altar again, will she think turnabout is fair play?

Another quick read but well worth the time.  Alyssa and Brendan have planned their wedding for almost a year.  At the very last minute Brendan walks away.  He regrets it the next day.  For the next few months Brendan does everything he can to win Alyssa back.  Will she ever change her mind?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A November Bride

I received a copy of A November Bride by Beth K. Vogt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sadie McAllister is fastidious to a fault-but that serves her well as a personal chef to her clients in Denver. But her earliest attempt at managing romance was a bust when Erik Davis declined her invitation to the school's eighth grade Sadie Hawkins Dance.

Having celebrated the big 3-0 by ending a relationship, Sadie is tired of romantic relationships-by-text. The only man she knows willing to put down his iPhone and have face-to-face conversations with her is Erik. It's time to put a 21st-century twist on the Sadie Hawkins' tradition of a woman going after her man. He may not be the hero of her romantic dreams, but she can propose to Erik and achieve some sort of happily ever after with her best friend.

Erik is good at two things: his freelance job and maintaining casual, no-one-gets-hurt relationships with women. What is Sadie thinking, proposing to him? This is marriage-not a middle school dance. Erik decides to show Sadie what romance looks like when the man takes the lead. And while he's at it, he'll prove just how wrong they are for each other. But when he realizes he's fallen for her, can Erik convince Sadie his just-for-fun dates were the prelude to "'til death do us part"

How come we all can't marry our best friend?  Sadie doesn't seem to think it would work despite wanting to be more than friends with Erik.  What Sadie doesn't want to admit is change is good.  Can Erik break down her wall?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Trading Secrets

I received a copy of Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Micah and her Amish pen pal, Zach, have been trading secrets since fifth grade. Now that they plan to meet face-to-face, she'll have to admit the one secret she's never shared.
This is the first book about the Amish I've read.  I wasn't sure what to expect.  Micah has been writing to Zach since they were in fifth grade.  They're both 18 now and want to meet face to face.  The problem is that Zach thinks Micah is a boy.  When Zach invites Micah to send a few days over spring bread with him on his farm she takes him up on his offer and dresses like a boy.  She revels her secret and not surprisingly is not warmly welcomed by this family.  She does win his Dad over by helping him plant corn.  Zach's Mom is another story.  The more time Micah spends on the farm with Zach the more she finds out he's not happy being a farmer.  When she finally gets a ride home Zach goes along.  He then finds out that being "English" isn't all he thought it would be.  He now has to figure out if he wants to go back home and farm or not.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A September Bride

I received a copy of A September Bride by Kathryn Springer from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Annie's always wanted a home and a family. But will pretending to be a bride get her closer to her dreams?

All Annie Price has ever wanted is a place to call home. Growing up in the foster care system, that dream seemed far away, but now Annie's dream may be coming true. A friend she met in an online book group wants to retire and has offered Annie a fresh start managing her little bookstore. Believing the opportunity is an answer to prayer, Annie packs her suitcase and moves to Red Leaf, Wisconsin.

The residents of Red Leaf welcome Annie into the fold . . . everyone except the bookstore owner's son, Jesse Kent. But Annie refuses to let the handsome deputy keep her from embracing her new home with open arms. She even volunteers to help the local historical society refurbish an old church and agrees to be the "bride" for a special reenactment celebrating the museum's open house.

Jesse Kent can't believe his mother has handed the keys to her business over to a woman she met on the Internet. Annie's beautiful, of course, and smart as a whip, but what do they really know about her, anyway? What if she's come to their town just for his mother's money? The only way to see if his suspicions about Annie Price are true is to keep a close eye on her-even if it means he has to marry her! Planning their mock wedding will give him the chance to uncover Annie's motive for moving to town. But as the day of the wedding approaches and secrets come to light, Jesse must face the truth. He wants Annie to be his September bride . . . for real.

Annie grew up as a foster child.  The only time she felt a part of a family was for a very short time.  She moves to Red Leaf to find a place to call home.  Everyone welcomes her but the police officer Jesse.  When he finds out his Mom has hired Annie to run her bookstore he can't believe it.  And to top it off his Mom met Annie on the internet!  Can he accept Annie like the rest of the town?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

An August Bride

I received a copy of An August Bride by Debra Clopton from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kelsey vowed never to love a cowboy again. But then she meets Brent.

After a cowboy broke her heart, Kelsey Wilcox traded in her boots for flip-flops and a bistro on the beautiful sandy beach of Corpus Christi. Two years later, still not believing in happy endings, she is about to endure a weekend of torture at her cousin's beach wedding. Not only will she be forced to watch yet another wedding, but her great-aunt and her two best friends-aptly nicknamed "the matchmaking posse of Mule Hollow"-are coming to the wedding, and Kelsey is sure to be on their radar.

Brent Corbin has had his share of bad luck with women and isn't looking for love or looking forward to the weekend of wedding festivities as a groomsman for his friend. When he sees a commotion on the beach and what appears to be a mermaid in distress, he doesn't hesitate to dive to the rescue. His attention is instantly captured by the woman he's saved and it turns out they're part of the same wedding party. But the instant Kelsey spots his soaking wet boots she wants no part of him.

Thrown together through the weekend and with the meddlesome encouragement from the matchmakers, Brent is determined to pursue Kelsey and change her mind about cowboys. Sparks fly at this August wedding as Kelsey and Brent dance a rocky Texas two-step toward a beach wedding of their own.

This was an easy read but worth it.  Kelsey's heart was broken by a cowboy and has sworn off all cowboys.  When she tries to rescue her great-aunt's dog she ends up needing a rescue.  Luckley a cowboy named Brent is there to help.  They both feel something for each other from the very beginning.  Neither wants to admit they have feelings for the other.