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The Hiding Place

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Title: The Hiding Place
Author: C.J.Tudor
Genre:Thriller
Rating: 4

From the acclaimed author of The Chalk Man comes an unputdownable psychological thriller about a man who returns home to settle old scores—and uncovers a secret darker than he could have imagined.

Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang—the betrayal, the suicide—and what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice, not after a chilling email surfaces in his inbox: I know what happened to your sister. It’s happening again . . .

Lying his way into a teaching job at his former high school is the easy part. Facing off with onetime friends who aren’t too happy to have him back in town—while avoiding the enemies he’s made in the years since—is tougher. But the hardest part of all will be returning to the abandoned mine where his life changed forever, and finally confronting the horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself. Because for Joe, the worst moment of his life wasn’t the day his sister went missing.

It was the day she came back.

My thoughts
This is the second book I've read from this author and just like the first one which was The Chalk Man,it was just as dark and twisted, and  suspenseful, which had me setting on the edge of my bed. It kept me pulled into the story from start to finish. And other thing I loved about it was  the supernatural aspect. And just like there was somethings I liked about the book there was also some things that I wanted more of which was :  an explanation for the creepy happenings in Arnhill and more  backstory on the town . But nonetheless I did enjoy it. With that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it .

 The Incredible Journey is a reread for me
The Incredible Journey is a reread for me
part of a series I'm loving
part of a series I'm loving
Seen the movie but never read the book
Seen the movie but never read the book

What I'm reading right now

November Update 2

Main November TBR
Currently reading
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford The Gray Ghost (Fargo Adventure, #10) by Clive Cussler

Next To Read 
Thirteen (Eddie Flynn, #4) by Steve Cavanagh The Perfect Horse the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts
The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor The Luck of the Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #3) by Janna MacGregor

List 2
Will try and read these after list one is Done
J.A. Konrath Horror Trilogy - Three Scary Thriller Novels (Origin, The List, Haunted House) by J.A. Konrath My One and Only Cowboy (Meadow Valley, #1) by A.J. Pine The Ship of Dreams The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell Final Judgment (Samantha Brinkman #4) by Marcia Clark
A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover #1) by Kelly Bowen A Cowboy for Christmas (Rocky Mountain Riders, #6) by Sara Richardson
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb All I Want for Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson Wicked Sinner (Dangerous Love, #2) by Stacey Kennedy
I See You (Criminal Profiler, #2) by Mary Burton Christmas with a Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon, #5) by Carolyn Brown Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason

 

Already Read

 

Hearts Of Fire

Title: Hearts of Fire

Series: Chevalier Book 1

Author: Kay Doherty

Genre: LGBT ( paranormal Romance )

Rating:4.5

Luca Duray has been quite happy living a solitary existence for decades. But when a steel trap around his leg catches him when he’s weak and hungry, his life is irrevocably changed. He knows the wolf shifter who offers him assistance is more than he appears and immediately makes plans to keep the pup close.

Disowned by his pack for being gay, Tanner McBane is forced to become a lone wolf. While on a hunt, he stumbles upon an injured dragon shifter and provides aid. It’s not easy surviving on his own and when money gets tight, he finds himself face-to-face with the dragon shifter once again during an interview. Tanner isn’t sure a wolf should be working for a dragon, but he accepts the job and unknowingly creates a bond to his new boss. Soon, Tanner learns Luca isn’t just his boss—he’s his mate.

The mating of a wolf and dragon shifter is uncharted territory for both Luca and Tanner, but they are determined to make it work despite widespread prejudice, death threats, and the untraditional pack Tanner finds himself leading. Tanner only hopes that the bond he forms with Luca will prove to be unbreakable.

 

My Thoughts

 Would I recommend it?Yes

Would  read more of the series?Yes, in fact I already have books 2&3 to read and review   Would I read more by this author? Yes  First off I do have to say that this is a same-sex paranormal romance so if this isn't the type of book you're into that fine. Another thing is that it's told from  the dual  perspective of the two main characters Luca and Tanner. But what I really liked about the story was story was the  interesting paranormal elements it had to it, and how the author worked them into the story , with that said I would like to say thank you to Ninestar Press for sending me a copy of it to read and review .

Ashlords

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Title: Ashlords
Series: Untitled Duology #1
Author: Scott Reintgen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
:Pages 368
Crown Books For Young Readers
January 21,2020
Rating: 4.5
Red Rising meets The Scorpio Races in this epic fantasy following three phoenix horse riders--skilled at alchemy--who must compete at The Races--the modern spectacle that has replaced warfare within their empire.

Every year since the Ashlords were gifted phoenix horses by their gods, they've raced them. First into battle, then on great hunts, and finally for the pure sport of seeing who rode the fastest. Centuries of blood and fire carved their competition into a more modern spectacle: The Races.

Over the course of a multi-day event, elite riders from clashing cultures vie to be crowned champion. But the modern version of the sport requires more than good riding. Competitors must be skilled at creating and controlling phoenix horses made of ash and alchemy, which are summoned back to life each sunrise with uniquely crafted powers to cover impossible distances and challenges before bursting into flames at sunset. But good alchemy only matters if a rider knows how to defend their phoenix horse at night. Murder is outlawed, but breaking bones and poisoning ashes? That's all legal and encouraged.

In this year's Races, eleven riders will compete, but three of them have more to lose than the rest--a champion's daughter, a scholarship entrant, and a revolutionary's son. Who will attain their own dream of glory? Or will they all flame out in defeat?

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I be going on with the series? yes
Would I read anything else by this author? yes
This isn't the first time I've read this author in in fact this is the third time , the first to times I read and reviewed books one and two of his series Nyxia Triad and I loved those so as soon as I got the litter from the publisher and saw the cover I was like yes please ,and I'm glad I did, the story is told in the views of three different characters that each come from different backgrounds.And the story is in a world where there is alchemical powers that is used to rise a breed of horse called Phoenix Horse , yes you read that right Phoenix horse and just like phoenixes they rise from the ash and are race against each other ,and there is different ones that can be summing , you just have to know which one to call and what the summing is ,  not only does it centers on the competition, but it also talking about  the  empire , corrupt gods, and the people who exist in a world of fire and blood and how it came to be the way it is. It also brings to life that some of the riders ride for glory, others ride for not themselves but for the love of their people and family and some ride to bring about a revolution , but to find out who is who you need to pick up the book for yourselves with that said I want to say thank you to Netgalley as well as the publishers for letting me read and review it .

Once Upon A Cowboy Christmas

Title: Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas
Series : River Ranch
Author :Soraya Lane
Rating :3.4
St.Martin's
Oct 29,2019
Billionaires, cowboys, and romance collide during the holidays in this next book in the River Ranch series!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Ford family ranch. Will one cowboy’s homecoming be the greatest gift of all?

He left town and never looked back.
Cody Ford is a Wall Street honcho with humble Texas roots. This holiday season, he’d be content to just stay in New York and not face his family―and dodge their questions about when and with whom he plans to settle down. . .and if he will do so back at home. But his father isn’t getting any younger, and Cody doesn’t want to miss any last chances to see him and the rest of the folks back on the ranch. The last person Cody was expecting to see? His one-time girlfriend, Lexi Murphy, who’s been working as his dad’s new live-in nurse.

She never forgot him. Can she ever forgive him?
Lexi still holds a grudge against Cody. Back then, the college-bound heartthrob believed he was too good for a small-town girl like Lexi. But now Cody can’t help but see her in a whole new light. Could it be that this beautiful single mother with an unbeatable can-do spirit is the one he’s been waiting for all along? That depends on whether Cody can prove to Lexi that, this time, he means business―and if a sudden snowstorm can lend just the right amount of Christmas magic to help move things along. . .

My thoughts
Would I recommend it ? yes
Will I read more by this author? maybe
It took me a while to get into this story and i think it was the characters , Second chance romance stories are fun to read for the most part. but this time it just didn't pull me into the story like some of the others did that I've read , while it is a charming Christmas tale and its perfect for Christmas ,it just seemed that there was times the story felt a little bit unrealistic maybe it its just me and this author isn't for me , with that said I want to thank Netgalley for letting me read and review it

Have Brides Will Travel

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Title: Have Brides , Will Travel
Series: Have Brides, Will Travel #1
Author: William W, Johnstone
Genre: Western
Pages:400
Rating: 4.5
In this rollicking new series, the Johnstones cordially invite you to the biggest, baddest event of the season--one that gives a whole new meaning to "shotgun wedding" . . .

Here come the brides. And the bullets . . .
Bo Creel and Scratch Morton are lifelong drifters who keep one eye on the horizon, one finger on the trigger, and one foot out the door. Roaming the West is what keeps them young, or so Scratch tells Bo. But when they save the life of Cyrus Keegan--the owner of a matrimonial agency--they receive an unexpected proposal that's hard to resist. Keegan needs to deliver five mail order brides to a mining town in New Mexico Territory. All Scratch and Bo have to do is get these gals to the church on time--and alive, if possible . . .

The job seems easy enough--and the brides-to-be are even easier on the eyes. Cecilia, Beth, Luella, Rose, and Jean all need good husbands. But their prospects look bad when the journey to the altar includes Mexican banditos, scheming silver robbers, and one overbearing rancher who won't take no for an answer. Bo and Scratch promised to keep the ladies safe--and keep their hands to themselves--but it could be the last vow they'll ever make . . .

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I read more of this series? yes
Would I read more by this author? yes
Once again its a win for William W.Johnstone , no matter the story or the genre his books are always big with me, they always keep me pulled into the story, in fact this one remind me of an old movie called Westword the women ( 1951), which I grew up watching , and that's other thing I love about their books is how they sometimes reminds me of old black and white movies I love to watch over and over . With that said I want to say thank you to Netgalley for letting me read and review it.

Saving Fable

Title: Saving Fable
Series: Talespinners#1
Author : Scott Reington
Genre: Middle Grade
Pages
Rating :4.5:

 

 

Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth!

Indira has been a character-in-waiting her entire life. So she can't believe her luck when she's finally chosen to travel to Fable and study at the renowned Protagonist Preparatory, a school known for producing the best heroes.
Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth!

Indira has been a character-in-waiting her entire life. So she can't believe her luck when she's finally chosen to travel to Fable and study at the renowned Protagonist Preparatory, a school known for producing the best heroes.

But Indira's dreams of achieving hero status don't exactly go as planned. A failed audition lands her in the school's side-character track, and her best efforts to prove advisors--famous characters like Alice from Wonderland and Professor Darcy--wrong are constantly sabotaged. Indira is starting to feel like an evil antagonist might be to blame.

As the danger spreads, Indira discovers all of Fable is under siege. With her friends Maxi and Phoenix by her side, she pieces together clues that will reveal who is behind the dark magic threatening them all. But the more Indira uncovers, the more doubt she feels about her place in this world of stories. After all, can a side character really save the day?
 


My thoughts
Would I recommend it? yes
Will I be going one with the series? yes
Would I read more by this author? yes
This is the four book by this author I've read and have liked ,while his other books of been young adult and this is one is middle grade it can be read by anyone , and the story itself is very different from any other middle grade book I've read, noted I don't read that much middle grade to begin with but this one is  unique because it's told in a way where the story itself is talking to you the reader.And as your read it you find out that that everything about books has literally come to life, and I do mean everything, and the characters wow just wow some of them are out there even for been book characters , And in the story you meet some of Indira's teachers like Alice from Alice In Wonderland , Professor Darcy just to name a few. And other characters that are just as crazy . With that said I want to think Netgalley for letting me read and review it .

Bound In Flames

Katherine Kayne

Katherine Kayne now writes the romances she only dreamed of reading as a girl. With horses and magic and happily ever after… and heroes strong enough to follow their heroine’s lead. Counting herself fortunate to live in Hawaii a part of each year, Katherine created the world of the Hawaiian Ladies Riding Society to tell the stories of the fearless horsewomen of the islands’ ranches. Because who doesn’t love a suffragist on horseback? With a bullwhip? Wearing flowers? If you come along for the ride, be prepared for almost anything to happen. Katherine can promise you fiery kisses, charming cowboys, women who ride like the rainbow to save the day, and that rarest of beasts—handsome men who like to dance.
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Title : Bound To Flame
 Series: Hawaiian Ladies Raiding Society    Author: Kathrine Kay
 Genre: Historical romance magical realms
 Pages: 347
Rating: 5
Publication:Oct 28,2019
 Letty Lang is a suffragist of the most fearless kind, with a bullwhip, big dreams, and ancient powers she doesn’t understand. Can she save her lover from her own lethal passions?  Banished to boarding school to tame her wild temper, Letty Liliuokalani Lang returns home to Hawaii, bringing her devotion to animals with her. She’ll be among the first female veterinarians in history—remarkable in 1909 when women still cannot vote.  With one mad leap into the ocean to save a horse, Letty sets another destiny in motion. She is a mākāhā, a Gate to the healing fires of the land, her beloved ‘aina. Letty must learn to harness the ancient power that lives within her, fueled by her connection to the islands. But the price is steep.   Her inner flame burns hot—hot enough that her kisses can actually kill, a precarious inconvenience since the horse’s owner, Timothy Rowley, lights another kind of fire.  Can Letty learn to command her power in pursuit of her passion, or is the danger of love too great?
Links to buy:
Amazon ( kindle) Bound Hawaiian Ladies-Riding-Society
Amazon ( physical ) Bound Hawaiian Ladies Riding Society


My thoughts
 Would I recommend it ? Yes
Will I continue on with the series ?yes
 Would I read more by this author? Yes
 Wow ,just wow ,the story its self is beautiful written that she brings to life her characters , of course it would have to make me cry at two different parts of the story but over all it's now one of my new favorite 2019 books. And the characters ,out of all of them Letty is my favorite ,the way she's out going and spirited, and her love for animals, other thing I love about the story is how the  author use the myths of the Hawaiian people and their islands , it shows just how much they love them and honored them. Plus I loved how there was usage of the Hawaiian language and there's even a language glossary in the back of the book , plus the mentioning of the flowers and their meaning.And while it does mention the colonialism and how the Hawaiian people was look down upon it  also show that there was people even from the islands that worked against their own people.Hopeful I'm putting my thoughts down in a way you the readers of this blog can somewhat understand, because in  many ways I'm not sure  if I'm give it the justification it deserves. With that said I want to thank NetGalley as will as Smith Publicity for let me read and review it exchange for my honest opinion as well as a big thank you once again to Smith Publicity for send me a copy of it .

Fireborne

Title : Fireborne
Series :The Aurelian Cycle #1
Author: Rosaria Munda
Genre : young adult fantasy
Pages : 448
Rating:4.5
Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragon riders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragon fire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragon riding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.


My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I continue with the series? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Told in dual point of view you see the story come to live before your very eyes, the characters, the world, everything, you find out that there was a brutal revolution that happened and that everything changed,  and with that changed came a new time when everyone no matter who they are could test to see if they have what it takes to be dragon riders. As for the story itself the plot was so well thought out and detailed, that I had no trouble understand what was going on and the even though the world building was slow it was through explained in away that it brought the story even more to life . It's a story that's about good vs evil, right or wrong and friendships vs the family that we are born into . And our choices . With that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read it and review it .

Cowboy To the Rescue

Cowboy to the Rescue (Meadow Valley)
Title: Cowboy To the Rescue
Series: Meadow Valley Novella
Author: A.J.Pine
Genre: romance
pages:119
Forever Yours
September 3rd ,2019
Rating: 4.5

All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.
 
New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for.
 
My thoughts
Would I recommend it ? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Would I continue with the series? Yes
For a novella it's a great way to introduce a new series , and set up the story , in this one you meet Ivy and Carter who has instant connection but both knows that they can't fell for one another because of his job and his just starting over but the heart wants what the heart wants no matter how hard you fight.Another thing I loved about this story was how nicely balance it is with humor, heart, and a little bit of steam. With that said I want to thank NetGalley as well as Forever for letting me read and review it.

Winter

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Title: Winter
Author: M.Raiya
Genre: LGBTQIA Romance
Pages:
Rating :3
Outwardly happy with his life, inwardly Aster longs for a dom of his own: someone he can trust with his heart, body, and soul. Then while in Montreal, in the midst of a snowstorm, he meets a mysterious man, Vanor, who seems like a dream come true. He gives Aster the safe word 'winter' and their night together seems made of magic. But over breakfast the next morning, Vanor literally vanishes before his eyes. Shocked and confused, Aster returns helplessly home to Vermont.

Months later, Vanor appears on his balcony, naked and half-frozen, in the midst of a snowstorm. Shortly after, two men appear and snatch Vanor away—with dire threats of punishment if he escapes again, and Aster soon finds himself dragged into a world most humans are not supposed to know exists

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes, but only to the ones who read  these types of books.
Would I read anything else by this author? Yes
First off I should say that this is an  LGBT QIA fantasy romance (m/m) and since it does have BDSM in the story it's also an erotic romance, so if you're not into that type of romance then this might not be for you. As for the story itself the author tells an  intriguing tale with flowing sensual prose, and intriguing characters. But there were times that the story felt a bit slow, and the world building while the idea was cool in its own way, it felt that there need to be a bit more to it. But overall I did enjoy the story as well as the characters. With that said I want to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it .

Three Dog Night

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Alex Santorini puts his family first and foremost, and that's going to keep him behind the grill at the family restaurant for the rest of his life, especially if his Greek grandmother has anything to say about it. But when a local winery needs a chef to step in to cook for a celebrity wedding, Alex jumps at the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills...and a chance to get closer to the winery owner who has captivated - and refused - his attention.

 

Grace Donovan is in a bind and knows that the answer to all her problems is one sexy Greek chef who has everything she needs...and everything that scares the hell out of her. Raised in a series of ever-changing foster homes, Grace has spent her life using science and logic to surround herself with protective walls. With all his passion and intensity, Alex could burn those walls down and, like everyone else in her life, leave her broken and alone.

 

As Alex and Grace join forces to land the wedding of the year, they also launch a search for the mother of a three puppies abandoned at the winery...only to discover a shocking connection to Grace's own mother and her shadowy past. When the truth comes out, their romance faces its greatest test. Will Grace choose the family she's wanted her whole life...or the love she may never find again? 

The Dogmothers - a brand new spinoff series by Roxanne St. Claire

In this new spin-off series from The Dogfather, there's laughter, love, heartache, hope, and happy endings in store when two polar opposite grandmothers team up to make matches and wreak a little havoc in Bitter Bark, North Caroline. Yiayia has the steel spine of a Greek warrior, and Gramma Finnie has the heart of an Irish poet. Together, along with two darling dachshunds, these Dogmothers won't stop until all nine of their grandchildren are hooked, hitched, and happy.

 

With nine full length novels planned, plus a holiday novella every year, readers are in for a treat that will take them through 2021! Fans of The Dogfather series will find the same level of emotional intensity, familiar family connections and characters, and, of course, an unforgettable dog at the very heart of every story. Just like The Dogfather, the covers of The Dogmothers were all photographed at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida using rescue dogs and local heroes, and a portion of the first month's sales of every book is donated to that amazing organization.

 

About the Author

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels. She has written several popular series, including The Dogfather, The Dogmothers, Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

 

In addition to being an ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne has won the National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

 

A mother of two but recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband and two rescue dogs, Ginger and Rosie.


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My thoughts

 

Would I recommend it? Yes

Would I read more of this series? Yes

Would I read more of this author? Yes

What more can be said for a cutie, and adorable romance that while will make you smile the entire time your reading it , nothing of course, because once you start reading it you get pulled into it and don't want to stop reading until the very end . With that said I want to thank Inkslinger for sending me a copy of it to read and review exchange for my honest opinion.

Three Dog Night Blitz

Friday, November 8, 2019

 

Three Dog Night Blitz




 

Published since 2003, Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including The Dogfather, Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers.

 

In addition to being an ten-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA™ Award for the best in romance writing, Roxanne has won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense four times, as well as the Maggie, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.  

A mother of two but recent empty-nester, Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband.  She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, especially all at the same time.  

 

Website: http://www.roxannestclaire.com/

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THREE DOG NIGHT Author: Roxanne St. Claire Series: The Dogmothers #2 Release Date: November 8, 2019  

 About the Book  Alex Santorini puts his family first and foremost, and that’s going to keep him behind the grill at the family restaurant for the rest of his life, especially if his Greek grandmother has anything to say about it. But when a local winery needs a chef to step in to cook for a celebrity wedding, Alex jumps at the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills…and a chance to get closer to the winery owner who has captivated – and refused – his attention.  Grace Donovan is in a bind and knows that the answer to all her problems is one sexy Greek chef who has everything she needs…and everything that scares the hell out of her. Raised in a series of ever-changing foster homes, Grace has spent her life using science and logic to surround herself with protective walls. With all his passion and intensity, Alex could burn those walls down and, like everyone else in her life, leave her broken and alone.  As Alex and Grace join forces to land the wedding of the year, they also launch a search for the mother of a three puppies abandoned at the winery…only to discover a shocking connection to  Grace’s own mother and her shadowy past.  When the truth comes out, their romance faces its greatest test. Will Grace choose the family she’s wanted her whole life…or the love she may never find again?  

 

 

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Christmas In Harmony Harbor

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Title: Christmas In Harmony Harbor
Series: Harmony Harbor #9
Author: Debbie Mason
Genre: Romance
Rating: 5
Evangeline Christmas will do anything to save her year-round Christmas store, Holiday House, when high-powered real-estate developer Caine Elliot uses his money and influence to push through his competing property next door. When her last desperate attempt to stop him fails, she gambles everything on a proposition she prays the handsome, blue-eyed player can't refuse.


Caine agrees to Evie's bargain because how hard can it be to fulfill three wishes on the Angel Tree at Holiday House? The wishes have him reliving the Christmases of his past and taking part in the holiday festivities of Christmas present. But just when he begins to believe Evie might be his Christmas future, dark secrets from his past are revealed.


Will the last wish on the Angel Tree be enough to give Caine and Evie the happy ending they deserve

My thoughts
Would I recommend it? Yes
Will I read more of this series? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes
This is the second book by Debbie Mason I've read and I'm hooked on this series , it always brings a smile to my face when I'm reading one, and makes me want more of her books. Their always sweet and adorable and so much fun to read.Plus it's never too early to be reading Christmas books. Another thing I love about this one is that its mentions 2 of my favorite movies I grew up watching the Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life.So if your looking for a sweet and adorable christmas book that will give you all the feels then you need to check out this one , with that said I want to say thank you to NetGalley as well as Forever for sending me a copy of it and letting me once again fell back in love with her books.

November Update

Main November TBR
Currently reading
LEVIATHAN by James Byron Huggins The Savage King (Lords of the Var, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow

 

Main November TBR

Thirteen (Eddie Flynn, #4) by Steve Cavanagh The Perfect Horse the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford The Savage King (Lords of the Var, #1) by Michelle M. Pillow Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
The Gray Ghost (Fargo Adventure, #10) by Clive Cussler The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor The Luck of the Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #3) by Janna MacGregor

 

 

 

List 2
Will try and read these after list one is Done
J.A. Konrath Horror Trilogy - Three Scary Thriller Novels (Origin, The List, Haunted House) by J.A. Konrath My One and Only Cowboy (Meadow Valley, #1) by A.J. Pine The Ship of Dreams The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era by Gareth Russell Final Judgment (Samantha Brinkman #4) by Marcia Clark
A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover #1) by Kelly Bowen A Cowboy for Christmas (Rocky Mountain Riders, #6) by Sara Richardson
Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb All I Want for Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson Wicked Sinner (Dangerous Love, #2) by Stacey Kennedy
I See You (Criminal Profiler, #2) by Mary Burton Christmas with a Cowboy (Longhorn Canyon, #5) by Carolyn Brown Snowbound at Christmas by Debbie Mason

 

 

Podcast I'm listing to 

Nighttime: Ghost Stories Of Canada

 

Datetime :

Unsolved Murders : True Crime Stories