[Audio Tour] Paradise Cove – Patrice Wilton [Review & Giveaway]

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This new heart-warming contemporary romance takes place in the Florida Keys and promises romance/passion, and plenty of adventure. 

Cardiac surgeon, Sean Flannigan, lost his daughter to a rare form of leukemia; he can mend broken hearts, but his is beyond repair. Kayla Holmes, along with her sisters, inherited guest cottages in the Keys after their stepfather died. Their high spirits and positive energy are a beacon of light that directs Sean’s sailboat into Paradise Cove. Can Kayla’s compassion find a crack in Sean’s armor? Sometimes love isn’t enough to heal a wounded heart.

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For the first half of this book, I completely intended to give it 4 stars. Then, I finished up the last 50+ pages in the middle of the night and ended it with a silly grin on my face (yes, those are pretty frequent). The end of the book definitely brought it up to 5 stars.

I did have one issue in the beginning and that was figuring out which of the women was the one speaking. All the voices blended together . . . in the beginning. So I downloaded the Kindle version and tried to read along with the audio. Then, about 1/3 of the way through the book, this wasn’t a problem anymore. The characters’ voices seemed distinct enough, I think. And I really enjoyed the accent Cynthia Vail gave Sean *almost swoons just thinking about him* She did a great job with Sean, as well as with Miguel and his family.

This book was definitely an easy read/listen. I loved the characters and the story had a very good flow/rhythm to it. There were very few, if any, downtime spots. Everything kept moving along so I always wondered what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to dive into the next one (also an audio for me!).

Disclaimer – This book does have a few very steamy sexual encounters but it wasn’t over the top. I suppose I would call it an 18+ novel but it wasn’t too bad. 

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How about an extra little treat? We even have a little music playlist to go with the book! How fun is that 🙂

Like that? How about another little treat? Who doesn’t love a giveaway!
Paradise Series Giveaway: Amazon Echo Dot

With that, I leave you to your Thursday! But don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a special extra interview with the author of this amazing book, Patrice Wilton!
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[Review] Princess of the Damned – Wendy Knight

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What do you do when the face in the mirror isn’t yours? Landon has never seen his own reflection. He saw hers instead. He grew up watching this girl in the mirror grow with him. Grew up memorizing every feature, every movement, every horror she endured. He can see into her palace, into the darkness she’s trapped in. 
When he was little, he told his parents about her. They thought she was an imaginary friend, and they humored him. 
But she didn’t go away. And when Landon was seventeen, he fell in love with her. She is a captive of the Queen of the Damned. Now he’ll risk everything to try to save her – his life, his home, his entire world. 
Bloody Mary.
The queen in the mirror. 
Bloody Mary.
Waiting to steal your soul.
Bloody Ma . . . 

Absolutely. Freaking. Amazing!

For the longest time, this book sat on my TBR pile, untouched. Wendy has been one of my go-to authors for a long time and I have always loved her books. But for some reason, I couldn’t make myself pick it up. Maybe it was Bloody Mary. So when the book of the month came around at the beginning of June and Wendy announced that we were reading Princess of the Damned, I pulled out the Audible version and put both feet in, ready to conquer my fears and face Bloody Mary.

Oh. My. Wow.

Hannah Preisinger did an amazing job with the narration for this book. Mary and Elizabeth like to squeal and scream a lot in this book and she captured their temperaments perfectly! So perfect, in fact, that I actually liked listening to Bloody Mary’s character for the majority of the book. Her voice isn’t evil and scary . . . it’s soft and sweet. Until she screams. And the mirrors! And the claws! And Cassie . . . oh, I want to ring her neck myself!

There is one point in the book, about two-thirds of the way through, when Mary really shows her true colors. I was listening to it in the car, by myself, at night, alone, in the dark. Get the picture? And now, I thank you Wendy, I can no longer use the bathroom in the dark in the middle of the night because I am terrified Bloody Mary will climb through my mirror!

In short, I loved everything about this book. I only wish it hadn’t taken me near as long to get to it. On the bright side? There are more Skeleton Key (that’s the series) books to read! But first, if you’re interested in this one (and I highly recommend it!), grab a copy on Amazon or check out some of Wendy’s other books. You won’t be disappointed!

Just remember . . . turn on the light before you enter a room with a mirror and never, under any circumstances, say the words “Bloody Mary” three times in a row. Never. Ever.

Happy Thursday!