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Pride and Precipitation by Heather Horrocks

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Pride and Precipitation by Heather Horrocks

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Life for Breezy Jones is going good. An award winning meteorologist following in her father's footsteps. With her cheery outlook she's become very popular in her small town of Aspen Grove.
That all changes when the station is sold and a new general manager, Noah Drake starts making changes that effect everything that is Breezy's dream. To add more fuel to the fire Breezy's more at a lost with a growing attraction between her and Noah and their differences just keeping them apart.


It's always nice to curl up with a cute book and Pride and Precipitation was just a plain cute romance, with shades of Pride and Prejudice and Pollyanna this book had a great cozy town feeling to in along with good solid characters.
Breezy gets hit hard when changes take away her from her dream, getting her replaced diva and makes her a mere weather assistant. Wanting to keep a positive outlook she works hard while trying …

Feature & Follow Friday

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Give us a tour of your favorite reading spots.



My beloved huge recliner! I love to curl up with my kindle or book and because it's such a big recliner I can curl up and that's a good thing because my cat and dog tend to wanna curl up with me to!


The Governess Club: Bonnie by Ellie Macdonald

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The Governess Club: Bonnie by Ellie Macdonald

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



In the second of the Governess Club, we meet up with Bonnie whose stuck in between a rock and a hard place. She's the only thing her students who are in her care Henry and Arthur have after the sudden death of their parents.
Something evil is looming over the estate and things seem to come to ahead when the boys guardian finally arrive - Sir Stephen Montgomery. Stephen and Boonie may butt heads but it's up to these two to keep the boys out of danger that seems to be drawing closer.

There was a few conflicting details that didn't take away from the story but the characters themselves didn't feel as fleshed out as in Claire. Sir Stephen while acted like a hero whose been through alot, but never seem to truly thawed and his sudden love for Bonnie seem just to sudden.

Bonnie was a wonderful character who protected her wards and goes through some ringer while keeping her wits about her. I felt it was m…

The Governess Club: Claire by Ellie Macdonald

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The Governess Club: Claire by Ellie Macdonald

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The first in the The Goveress Club series, Clarie kicks it off with a sweet romance with a governess Claire Bannister trying to hold on to parts of her past while a romance starts to bloom between her and the mysterious new tutor Jacob Knightly whose a lord in hiding. Between romance,crazy kids, secrets and some nice toast this had a little bit of everything to make it such an enjoyable read.

Being a novella Macdonald did an excellent job building the relationship between Claire and Jacob quickly while the reader notices the change both have in each other lives and outlook. I was very much convinced that they both cared and loved each other with a nice added build up of sexual tension and a great love scene that flowed with the story and didn't hinder it or make it just about lust but about love!

I did feel the ending did lack somewhat of a punch when the truth of who Jacob is came out. The period of separation …

The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh by Ella Quinn

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The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh by Ella Quinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This was another good addition to the Marriage Game series and while it started off very strong as the story progress it started to taper off.

First and foremost this is Anna's story. It through her love and struggles which she's able to hold her own in a business of smuggling that women just didn't. I really admire her strengths and the dance she lead Sebastian, Baron Rutherford to prove himself and his love. Anna herself has to prove she's not just some miss whose going to follow Sebastian's lead, but make her own way in the world and her own choices.

Sebastian has always had a soft spot in his heart for Anna, but waited for her to grow up before marrying her. Of course him hanging and hiding behind Phoebe Stanhope's court didn't win him any brownie points when he finally up and asks Anna's hand in marriage. And finding out about who the Anna is now, instead of the young gir…

Feature & Follow Friday

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What were some of your favorite picture books as a kid? If you have kids, what are your favorites to read to them?


I've always been a fan of Dr.Seuss with it's crazy art and heartfelt stories. Plus, to annoy my older brother I would read out loud 'Green Eggs and Ham' which he hated! ^___^

The Sheik Retold by Victoria Vane, Edith Maude Hull

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The Sheik Retold by Victoria Vane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Yet again Victoria Vane adds her own retelling of an old story adding spice and a sensual haze like the hot desert sands.


Vane, I felt stayed as close to the original story as she could while adding the sexual tone and some modem feel to it for the readers of today, it just added another dimensional to the story and the characters giving them different strengths and choices. With two stubborn hard headed people like Diana whose been given everything she's wanted and Ahmed whose never been denied anything, you know you in for a real treat to see how these two will fall, and fall hard for one another.





The road for them is not an easy one but the sexual tension between them was at a perfect pitch. Not to say some readers may feel not be to thrilled with the 'forced seduction' (view spoiler)[ and a sudden sex scene after both leads were whip was kinda jarring to me (hide spoiler)] but I think the author did very w…

Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson

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Blackmoore: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Like a dancing crystal in the sunlight with it's many angles of clear and dark, catching a ray of light to a dance of many colors. Julianne Donaldson create such a fascinating tale with Blackmoore with it's pure tale of love and heartache, a play on dark and light, catching that happiness to shine color on the reader with it's story.

Blackmoore introduced such an heartfelt and true heroine in Kate Worthington. She sometimes acted her age but carried an old soul with sad, jaded, eyes. Kate has seen the harsh reality of love gone wrong with her parents and an abusive, controlling love from her Mother. Kate longs.."needs".. to be free to fly away and find peace within herself. Her wish is to go with her Aunt to India away, but making a dead-end deal with her Mother to reject three marriage proposals, she finds her dream slipping away unless she asks for the help of her childhood friend and …

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (The Marriage Game, #1) by Ella Quinn

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The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Ella Quinn delivers a sweet ball of fluff in 'The Seduction of Lady Phoebe' at a tender age Phoebe falls in love with Lord Marcus a 20 yr old second wastrel son whose on the verge of being banished to the west Indies. Marcus has fallen head over heels for the then not out Phoebe, and before he's sent off to far off lands he wants to make a bid for her hand and ask her to run away with him. Drunk for liquid courage, he tries to steal a kiss from Phoebe, only for her to knock her block off and tell him off. Breaking her heart in the progress, Phoebe vows she'll be leery of love and the men who come into her life.

Eight years later a very mature and different Marcus comes back to England as his older brother is dying and now he must take over being the new heir. But he never has forgotten Phoebe and when a chance encounter with her, Marcus thinks it's his second chance to finally win the heart of th…

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2) by Avery Aster

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Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Filled with some delicious snark and some lots of laugh out moments between friends. The author's voice was very strong when it came to the story telling and the deep history between long time friends.

The overall trouble I had with the story was my lack of connection for the characters, mostly Tabby who was such a successful woman, she acted at times like a horny teen.
Now I loved adore Warner was was plain sex on two legs, but I never saw what he saw in Tabby enough to put up with her after all the pain he went through in his past relationships. Their building foundation of just sex was shaky at best.

The enjoyed the author's voice and humor, I just never connected with the characters..

Courtesy of Netgalley for an honest review



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