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Texas Tall

August 22, 2016
Texas Tall
Tyler's of Texas #3
Janet Dailey
Romance
Kensington
August 30, 2016
368
Net Galley

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Description of  Texas Tall

She can’t forget him.

The born rancher who stole her heart, her ex husband, the tough, tender father of her child… Tori Tyler can’t let Will Tyler go to prison for a crime that was a simple accident. But she can’t deny that her feelings for the man run much deeper than loyalty, and her desire for his strong, sure embrace has never died. Protecting him is second nature, until an unexpected terror threatens to shatter them both…and Tori needs Will’s fierce love more than ever before.

He can’t let her go.

The sassy, sexy wife he never meant to drive away, the gorgeous woman who haunts his memory and his fantasies… Will can accept the blame for the destruction of his marriage, but he can’t believe that he and Tori won’t have a second chance to make it right. With the ranch in trouble and his freedom on the line, somehow fighting for her is the only thing that matters.

My review of Texas Tall

Texas Tall is the third book in The Tylers of Texas series. It can be read as a stand alone book, but since the characters are carried over from the two previous books, Texas True and Texas Tough, I think it is better to read them in order to get the full picture.
Janet Dailey is a master at creating characters that we fall in love with. These characters are people we could all live beside here in Texas. The three brothers run the ranch together. There are conflicts between the brothers just as you’d imagine there would be in real life. They also pull together and work together when one in danger.
In this story it is the oldest, Will Tyler, who has the problems. He kills a man you is the brother of the top criminal in their small town. She wants to make the whole Tyler family pay for her brother’s death.

If being the target for the local criminal isn’t enough. Will finds that he is still in love with his ex-wife, Tori. He is fighting to keep his family ranch and for the woman he loves.

This is a good book to curl up with on a rainy day. Thank you Net Galley for providing me with a copy. This book will be released August 30, 2016. It is available for preorder now. Get it and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

 

About the Author

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Janet Anne Haradon Dailey (May 21, 1944 – December 14, 2013) was an American author of numerous romance novels as Janet Dailey (her married name). Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. Dailey was both an author and entrepreneur.

Texas Tall

August 12, 2016
Texas Tall
Kaki Warner
historical romance
Berkley
October 4, 2016
320

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Description of Texas Tall

Award-winning author Kaki Warner brings her trademark blend of humor, romance, and Western charm to the tale of a Texas Ranger troubled by past deeds and a strong-willed woman with a history of her own…

Seeking vengeance for a tragic past, Tyree Benton joined the Rangers and became a different man—but his brutal actions still twist his conscience. Now he’s found a woman he could love, but she deserves more than a man who makes a living getting shot at. If Ty were honorable, he’d leave her alone. But he can’t seem to stay away….

Orphaned at fourteen, Charlotte Weyland has used her talent for numbers to build enough of a fortune to fund Ty’s dream of owning a ranch…if he’s not too stubborn to accept her help. But when Charlotte’s past catches up to her, she finds herself on one side of the law with Ty on the other. To keep their dreams alive, they’ll have to make compromises, but doing so might cost them everything they have…

My review of Texas Tall

This is the first Kaki Warner book I’ve read. I am wondering why it took me so long to find her. I loved this book.

I live in Texas so  naturally, Texas Rangers are some of my favorite heroes. Tyree Benton is the epitome of what I envision a Texas Ranger to be. He is courageous, he is a man of integrity, and he is a gentlemen. It doesn’t hurt that he is a very handsome man either.

Through the author’s eyes, we get to see the struggles Ty is battling. He has avenged his parent’s deaths but has not found the peace that he thought that act would bring him. As a Ranger he has been present for some excessive acts of violence that don’t sit well with him. The Ranger’s have a condition of employment – the men must be single. That was fine with Ty when he signed up, but now that he has met Lottie that condition is proving to be harder and harder to keep.

Lottie is an amazing young woman. She is left to fend for herself at the age of fourteen. She makes it to a nearby town and despite starting out living on the street make a nice home for herself. She is an ambitious, courageous, feisty girl. When a gunfight occurs right on the main street of town she is the only one to render aid to the fallen Texas Ranger.

The author weaves a beautiful story by creating  interesting characters we become close to. We have to keep turning the pages to find out what is going to happen to them next. The setting and time period are a perfect backdrop for this suspenseful book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I am ever grateful to NetGalley for sending me an advance copy in exchange for my review. This one was a real treat. This book will be available for purchase October 4, 2016, It can be pre-ordered now. Get a copy and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!

About the author

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Kaki Warner is an award-winning author and long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. Although she now lives on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, Kaki actually grew up in the Southwest and is a proud graduate of the University of Texas. Her years spent riding horses and enjoying the expansive views of Texas became the inspiration for the backdrop of her novels – the wide-open spaces of historic New Mexico Territory.

Several years ago after their two children had left for college, Kaki and her husband, Joe, moved from the city to their hilltop cabin overlooking the scenic Methow Valley. Kaki now spends her time gardening, hiking, reading, writing, and soaking in the view from the deck with her husband and floppy-eared hound dog.

 

Just A Kiss

August 8, 2016
Just A Kiss (A Summer Harbor Novel)
Summer Harbor Series
Denise Hunter
Inspired Romance
Thomas Nelson
September 6, 2016
336

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Description of Just a Kiss

Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan.
Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all.
But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return, he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige.
Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances, he’s adjusting miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass, Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a mask for the pain he’s hiding. He has nightmares and mood swings, and his unwavering independence keeps him from accepting help from anyone, including her. To make matters worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding, and she has three months to come up the money needed to save it.
As the weeks wear on with the two in such close proximity, Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into unchartered territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his corded arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners? Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let Paige in?

My review of Just A Kiss

I loved this story!  Denise Hunter portrayed an injured soldier’s feelings so well. I am married to a disabled veteran and I have seen what it is like for them to try to assimilate back into their previous life. It is not easy for anyone involved.

This story was particularly touching because Riley Callahan had every intention of professing his love for Paige when he returned home. That was before he lost his leg in an IED accident. Now he feels like he is less of a man. He plans to heal while at home with family then join a war buddy in Georgia to start his new life.

Things couldn’t be that easy or it would be a very boring story.

Paige, is to be his caregiver, not one of his family members. This turns out to be a big problem for both Riley and Paige. The interactions between the two are touching. She is trying so hard to take care of him like a best friend should. He is trying to prove that he doesn’t need anyone’s help.

Paige is shocked to find the man she thought of as her best friend is someone she now finds herself attracted to. Riley is trying to fight his attraction to Paige and go back to being just friends. Neither one of them is facing reality.

They work together well in trying to save Paige’s animal shelter. The close proximity helps both of them put things in prospective. It is just sad that they came to different conclusions about what the future holds in store for them.

This is a very emotional read. I think those that like a good clean romance will love this book. It is full of tension, but also full of romance. Perfect for a vacation  read.

I loved this book. I hope you will too.

Enjoy!

About the author

61lGtf0ufuL._UX250_ Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter

Nothing Short of Dying

August 5, 2016
Nothing Short of Dying
Erik Storey
thriller
Scribbler
August 16, 2016
320
Net Galley

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Description of Nothing Short of Dying

Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as “the year’s best thriller debut,” this furiously paced ride into harm’s way features a drifter with lethal skills, whose mission to rescue his abducted sister pits him against a ruthless meth kingpin and his army of killers.

Sixteen years. That’s how long Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado’s thick forests, alpine deserts, and craggy peaks, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he’s back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him.

By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her then the line goes dead. Clyde doesn’t know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or even who has her. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.

Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it is Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.

Vivid with the hues and scents of Colorado’s backcountry, and thought-provoking in its exploration of how past, present, and future collide to test resolve, Nothing Short of Dying is, above all, a propulsive, action-driven race against the clock.

My Review of Nothing Short of Dying

This is Erik Storey’s debut novel. That in itself is exciting. This novel is what I consider to be a fast paced thriller. By that I mean it is non-stop action.
This poor guy, Clyde Barr, can not catch a break. He has good intentions. He has great survival skills and has a big heart.
His sister, Jen, calls and tells him she is being held against her will and that the man holding her is going to kill her once she is of no use to him anymore. Then the line goes dead.
He has no idea where she is or who has her. Through his connections, he is able to find out that a major meth dealer has her. Clyde isn’t sure how long this guy is going to keep Jen alive, but he swears he will give all that he has to find her.
Storey’s writing style is easy to read. He paints beautiful visuals of the Colorado mountains as well as smart and entertaining dialog.
If you like an action-packed read, then this one is for you. Give a new author a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

This book is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book won’t be released until August 16th, 2016
Enjoy!

About the author

527962529_th  Erik Storey

Erik Storey is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dogsled musher, and hunter. He spent his childhood summers growing up on his great-grandfather’s homestead or in a remote cabin in Colorado’s Flat Tops wilderness. He has earned a number of sharpshooter and marksman qualifications. Nothing Short of Dying is his first novel. He and his family live in Grand Junction, Colorado.

I’ll Take Forever

August 1, 2016
I'll Take Forever
Barbara McMahon
Romantic Suspense
December 21, 2011
181
author

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Description of I’ll Take Forever

When Jenny Warwick is asked to provide cover for a DEA agent so he can infiltrate the small town where she lives, she reluctantly agrees, unable to believe any of her neighbors would be involved with drugs.

Before long everyone in town thinks there’s a romance blooming between her and the new man in town. Kyle is not looking for romance, especially the forever kind. Yet he plays the devoted suitor so well, only Jenny knows it’s part of Kyle’s cover. Or is it?

My review of I’ll Take Forever

I’ll Take Forever is about a widow, Jenny Warwick who provides a cover story for a DEA agent, Kyle Martin while he is trying to infiltrate a local marijuana farming ring.

Though I wouldn’t think that this is the way things are usually done with undercover DEA work, I think it makes for a good romantic read. Jenny isn’t looking for a romance. She is still grieving for her husband. Kyle doesn’t believe that his work is conducive to any long term relationship. So the two of them fight their attraction toward each other.

If you just look at the story from the standpoint of their relationship developing, them getting to know each other….it is good. It is a short, fun read. Give it a try.

About the author

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USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Barbara McMahon has written more than 80 novels which have sold more than 16 million copies world wide. Known for her heartwarming, emotional stories, she excels in capturing those special feelings when first falling in love.

Her books have won a number of awards including the Bookseller’s Best, National Readers Choice Award and the prestigious HOLT Medallion.

For a complete list of books or to contact Barbara, visit her website: www.barbaramcmahon.com