My Not-so Wicked Ex-Fiance

IMG-1487This was amazing! I gobbled it up in one day—just took a break from my own writing to splurge on Peel’s latest. And I don’t regret a second. 😊 This romance feast had everything I loved—clean sizzle, a heart-tugging plot that made me grieve with the heroine for much of the book, and spectacular Southern characters with grace and charm I adored. Peel’s good at making me gain long-lasting friendships with her characters, and Ryder and Shelby are some of her best yet! And the chemistry between them—sizzling hot. I loved seeing Emma in here from her last Wicked book, and can hardly wait for the next one in this series that will feature Aspen.

Short non-spoiler summary of this book is: Shelby escaped to Colorado in the last book when she was shown pics of her fiancé cheating on her with another woman. When she learns that he’s moving to her same city to open a new dot.com business, she wants to die. It’s been a year since she saw Ryder, and her heart can’t stand to see him again…because she still hasn’t gotten over him. Ryder is ticked when he sees Shelby. He’s still bitter about how she ran and left him without even a goodbye…or an address. Or a reason for breaking off their engagement. And the story begins. Dum-dum-dum! And it’s a wild ride I enjoyed the whole way through. I hope you get to enjoy it, too!

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My Not So Wicked Stepbrother

newbookHere’s another great book I read last month. My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel. I’ve read all of Jennifer Peel’s romances. She will probably always be one of my top favs!!! The start of her new Not So Wicked series was so much fun! I’m looking forward to reading more of these! Here is the summary:

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Loveless is more than a name, it’s a curse.

I, Emma Loveless, have a destiny. It’s not the greatest of destinies, but when you have a name like Loveless, what can you do? I’m cursed to always be the friend, never the girlfriend. Unless you count my love affair with Duncan Hines, Dr. Pepper, and the ever-lovable Pillsbury Doughboy. Continue reading

Great Reads

If you need ideas of books to read for the holidays, here are six I’ve enjoyed in the past couple months. Also, you can look back at previous posts to see highlights of other books I’ve already featured. There has been a lot of good reading this fall. I hope you have good books to read as well!

The Secretive Wife by Jennifer Peel

z5This might be my new favorite by this author. Seriously, this book had so much emotion and mystery pulling me deeper into Delanie’s life. Delanie is married to Peter, an ex-priest who is the sweetest, purest man on earth. Peter’s mom despises her new daughter-in-law, and makes Delanie’s life most miserable when she unearths her secret (a famous secret). When the news hits the tabloids and national media, Delanie’s and Peter’s blissful marriage is shattered by paparazzi, rabid fans, and nasty haters wanting their 5 minutes of fame in exchange for spreading lies. Delanie’s worst fear—that of losing her husband—is one more secret away from happening.

I inhaled this story. It’s a literary feast. The characters are phenomenal—so deeply layered and complex…and Delanie and Peter are one of my favorite couples ever!!! I can’t recommend this one highly enough. It’s SUPERB! Continue reading

Narcissistic Tendencies

nar***This giveaway is over: Winner is Emilee!!!

Today I have a fun treat for you. The 3rd book in the Dating by Design series by Jennifer Peel–Narcissistic Tendencies–was so good that I want to give the 1st book away to a lucky commenter. So read all about it, then leave a comment at the end if you’d like a chance to win Book 1–His Personal Relationship Manager.

Each of the books have been so awesome…and witty. This one pairs up Kate, Binary’s Dating Service’s resident psychologist, with Nick Wells, an over-the-top handsome, egotistical movie star. When Nick signs up for Binary’s matchmaking services, Kate questions whether that is wise. The man seems like a total narcissist to her. And she should know since she’s dealt with one up close and personal before. Her boss asks her to be his Relationship Manager, which she is loathe to do. But her job is on the line. So Kate tries to do her best. But when Continue reading

Beastly Second Chances & Slaves

NOTE: That title is NOT a name of a book. Unless you decide to name your next book that. But Beastly Second Chances & Slaves is a hodgepodge of three books I’ve recently read that went in my FAV bucket. So put on your flip flops, because I’m taking you wading through books today. (Pretend you’re at the ocean since it’s summer).

Second Chances in Paradise by Jennifer Peel

seconPeel is one of my favorite go-to authors. Thankfully, she writes quickly and keeps my sweet romance tooth satisfied. This is a first love-second chance trope set in a gorgeous beach setting in Paradise, Alabama.

Holland is a brilliant scientist working on her doctorate degree. She comes from a rough background where she never felt any love from family or those who should have cared for her. She’s always focused on her studies to fill the emptiness within her. Except for a summer she spent working at the Claibourne hotel in Paradise when she was in high school and met Porter, the owner’s son. He taught her how it felt to be loved…before he broke her heart and she fled Paradise forever.

Circumstances (aka, a friend’s wedding) bring her back eight years later…and she meets Porter again for a Continue reading

The Sidelined Wife

bookpeel*****Janice Moore is the winner of this giveaway*****

January was a good month for books for me. I read so many stellar books I want to share. Today’s feature is by Jennifer Peel, a prolific writer who is one of my writing heroes. Seriously. She writes the perfect romances, in my opinion. Now that I write my own books, I realize every reader has different tastes. Some books I love, others think are meh. Some books that don’t jive with me, other readers think are the bomb.com. It’s just how life is. None of us are the same in our tastes and preferences…and I like the diversity of thought and opinions (unlike some on FB who have to bash anyone who dares think differently than them–ahem…Hitler?)

But to get to my point 🙂 I love Jennifer’s books. She has like 20 or so out there now (I’m too tired to go count right now, but it’s a lot). Another thing I like about Jennifer is she’s just a Continue reading

Day 1 – Jennifer Peel

Today is the kick-off for the 12 Days of Clean Romance, sponsored by Kathy at I Am A Reader. Day 1 Features one of my all-time favorite authors, Jennifer Peel. She has 20 or so books, and I’ve read all of them except one, which I plan on changing this month so I can have a perfect record ;).  Two of her books are featured today that are some of my favorites (that means I’ve read them more than once). I hope you enjoy, and take advantage of the GIVEAWAY at the end by entering the Rafflecopter to win some cash for the holidays. Good luck!

Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel

What does dating the boss + meddling ex-wife + most adorable three-year-old ever equal? Trouble in Loveland.

At seventeen, Charlee Jensen packed her bags and left her beloved hometown of Loveland, swearing she would never have anything to do with the men that left her heartbroken: her father, the man that taught her heroes can fall; and Ryan Carter, her much older neighbor and teenage crush.

Now eight years later, Charlee has two degrees she never wanted and no job prospects, forcing her to swallow her pride and come home to work for her father’s accounting firm—the same firm where newly divorced Ryan Carter is now a partner. Continue reading