Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Spotlight On Finding Paradise!

Finding Paradise (Paradise, Alaska #2) by Barbara Dunlop

Passion heats up in Paradise, Alaska, for two people who couldn't be more different in this sweet, sizzling romance from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop.

Accomplished Los Angeles lawyer Marnie Anton has always been sensible, but when her friend Mia Westberg asks for help with a ridiculous matchmaking project, she can't say no. The idea of transporting city girls into the small town of Paradise, Alaska, is so crazy it just might...work? Against her best judgment, she tags along. Having grown up in a family of intimidating men, Marnie developed a preference for the urbane lawyers and clients in her life in LA. But when she meets a mountain of a buff Alaskan man with an intriguing snake tattoo, intimidated is definitely not the first thing she feels.

Conrad Cobra Stanford was skeptical of the matchmaking event from the start. Big-city women weren't adventurous, they were judgmental. They'd take one look at him and scorn his lifestyle, just like his first love did. Cobra planned to give the women a wide berth, but one of them won't be ignored. Marnie's everything that's wrong and everything that's right for him all at the same time. Just when he thinks he's got her pegged, she blindsides him with a startling past, falling into his arms and igniting his protective instincts and so much more....

Mini Review: This was another great book in the Paradise, Alaska series! I enjoyed this book as much as the first, I hope we get more books in the series, because I think there is so much potential for stories featuring the characters who haven't gotten their happy ending yet! Overall, I would definitely recommend this book!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

Author Bio: Barbara Dunlop is a ​​​​New York Times and USA TODAY  bestselling author of fifty romance novels.

A three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award, she is also a two time winner of the RWA Golden Heart award. An Unlikely Match, the first book in her acclaimed Match series, was a number one bestseller on Amazon. Barbara's Christmas novel, His Jingle Bell Princess, has been optioned for a TV movie.

Barbara makes her home in Yukon with her bush pilot husband and the moose and bears that wander through their yard.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Mini Review: Tides of Mutiny by Rebecca Rode

Lane Garrow has a secret—one that could get her killed.
In a world where female sailors are executed, sixteen-year-old Lane’s dream of being a ship’s captain seems impossible. Sea life is all she knows, and she wouldn’t give it up for anything, even if it means she has to hide as a captain’s boy to avoid being killed. But Lane’s carefully constructed world begins to crumble when an old pirate enemy comes after her father. And she begins hearing rumors that her father was once a pirate as well.
Lane doesn’t want to believe her father could have a dark past, but she can’t help questioning everything she’s known. After all, Lane’s life at sea is built on lies—why couldn’t her father’s be, too?
Then a mysterious prince shows up, and Lane finds her very survival tied to a boy who could destroy everything. With pirates, betrayal, and death threatening Lane and those she loves, she must now decide between the future she always expected and a prince with an unknown agenda who she finds herself falling for. Lane must either protect herself and find a way to live her dream, or risk everything for a world where her very existence is a death sentence.
Maybe there’s a third option. After all, she’s never played by the rules before. Why start now?

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Mini Review: This was a fantastic YA pirate adventure book with plenty of twists and turns, that I really enjoyed reading! I'm hoping there's going to be another book! Overall, I would definitely recommend it!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mini Review: Highland Champion!

Review: Highland Champion by Cynthia Breeding

Lorelei Caldwell is elated about her first season in London. For the next few months, she and her best friend can indulge in balls, flirting, and enjoying the delights of London society without any family interference. This season is for adventure, not marriage. But her adventures are short-lived after the arrival of her friend’s brawny, dark-haired Highlander brother, Alasdair MacGregor, who insists on standing as chaperone.

Officially, Alasdair is in London to reclaim lands that rightfully belong to his clan. Unofficially, he’s here to figure out how best to win Lorelei’s hand in marriage. But London proves to be full of complications… especially when she begins matchmaking him with someone else.

Except Lorelai’s plans have backfired and she is finding herself craving Alasdair’s attentions. Her longing for freedom could come at a high price, unless Alasdair can salvage her reputation...without destroying her independent heart.

Mini Review: This was a good Historical Romance, that I enjoyed reading! It was my first book by this author, but based on this one, I know I'll check more of her books out in the future! I would definitely recommend trying it!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Christmas Books 2021!

Hi, everyone! Today I wanted to share a list of Christmas books that have released/are releasing this year. Some of these I've read, some I haven't, but I wanted to make a list of Christmas new releases for those interested! I've listed them by Picture Book, YA, and Adult. Here we go!

Picture Books:



What Christmas books are you looking forward to reading? Did you find any new books from this post? :)

Monday, November 8, 2021

Review: Never Fall for Your Fiancée

Review: Never Fall for Your Fiancée (The Merriwell Sisters #1) by Virginia Heath

The first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything.

The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So, Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother’s matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound for England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs.

Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So, when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up.

Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh's estate, of course, nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue, while everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight, Hugh and Minerva’s fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other, when their relationship started with a lie?

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: This book made me laugh! The moments when their plan tries to fall apart were hilarious, and I loved the interaction between the characters, because the communication (and miscommunication) were so funny!

Characters: All of the characters were great! I think Hugh was possibly the biggest idiot I've read in a book in awhile, but his relationship with Minerva was delightful. His mother and her husband were probably my favorite characters in the book!

The Cover: I think it's fun!

Overall: This was a fantastic beginning to a new Historical Romance series, and I will definitely be checking out the next in the series! Overall, I would absolutely recommend trying this book!

I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Review: The Lucky Escape!

Review: The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams


When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong.


After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on.


Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annie’s heart? She’s about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon – with a man who’s not her husband…

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: I thought the plot of this one was really unique! Annie going on her honeymoon anyway, and taking Patrick with her, was a fun set up, and I really liked how it played out!

Characters: Annie was a great main character, and I loved reading her journey to finding her voice and her confidence. Patrick was a great love interest! And I really liked all the supporting characters! (Except her ex, who was awful.)

The Cover: It's really cute!

Overall: This was a great Adult Romance, with a fantastic voice. I loved reading it, and I would highly recommend this book!

I received an e-ARC from the publisher.