[Audio Tour] Hooked On You – Patrice Wilton [Review]

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This riveting romance is the second book in the Paradise Cove series set in the Florida Keys. Three high-spirited sisters inherit Paradise Cove Cottages, and each story is a standalone. Taylor Holmes has a lot on her plate – running a family owned resort, planning a wedding for her sister, and now the added worry as she opens her dream cafe. Throw in a hurricane and a sexy boat captain who doesn’t take no for an answer, and this book will keep you glued to your Kindle. Romance, passion, danger, and hot, hot nights guarantee reading pleasure. 

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Oh you stubborn a**es!!

I was worried (as I am with all companion novels) that I wouldn’t like this book as much of the first. I loved Kayla and Sean so I thought I was going to be disappointed when it came to Taylor and Colt. I couldn’t have been farther from the truth!

I loved Taylor and Colt’s relationship stubbornly clashing battle of wits. They were so set on not falling in love through so much of the story that, while it was great entertainment, you also wanted to shout at them to just get on with it already! How two people could be so perfect for each other, so attracted to each other, and yet so stubborn was just beyond my comprehension!

And everything that happens in this book! My goodness! It’s one twist after another. Throw their hot and cold relationship on top and you know you have one steamy, exciting, romancey wild ride!

Favorite character this time around? Juanita, definitely. She is such a sweet, motherly character and I love how she worked her way into this one.

This is an audiobook tour so I suppose we should at least touch on the narration, right? One word – phenomenal. Where my complaint at the beginning of Paradise Cove was about the voices all being similar, that certainly wasn’t the case this time. Maybe it was because I had gotten to know them this time around but it was so easy to listen to this book. And Cynthia Vail did an amazing job yet again!

Disclaimer (same as with Paradise Cove) – 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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Want even more goodies? Stop by my review for Paradise Cove and check out the awesome music playlist we have to go along with the series! And then, stop by my interview with author Patrice Wilton and check out our special giveaway (hint: it might be an audio copy of any of the Paradise Cove books! And hint #2: it might end Friday the 11th!)

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And with that, I leave you. Happy Thursday!
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[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!
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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] Meet Your Match – Lindzee Armstrong

Have you ever loved a book so much that you couldn’t wait to devour all the books in the series? That was me with this book! meet your match - lindzee armstrong

Sixteen-year-old Brooke Pierce doesn’t need her mom to tell her all boys are trouble. After watching her dad break up the family for a woman half his age, dating is the last thing on her mind. 

On the first day at a new high school Brooke meets Luke, the school flirt with a reputation for heartbreak. He’s interested. She’s not. That only makes him chase her more. 

After a shocking revelation from her dad, Brooke and Luke form an unexpected bond, complete with crazy rules to keep them safely in the friend zone. Problem is, that’s the worst place to be when you’re falling in love.

I received this book free from the author by signing up for her newsletter. I knew the author but hadn’t read anything by her when I picked this one up. So, with Mr. Chu drawing a chalk picture on the chalkboard bar that has long-since been removed (too little space, too much chalk dust) and Lady Quinn nestled in my arms, finally asleep (we seem to go through these phases quite a bit), I opened up my Google Play Books app and started reading.

Okay, so that was mid-morning. By evening, I had finished the book (yes, it’s only a 100-something page novella but I have two small children who seem to require A LOT of attention when I sit down to start reading!). And the verdict? It. Was. Amazing! I got to the last page and sat there staring at it. I couldn’t believe it was over. And oh, did I ever crave more! (I think this might be part of my problem . . . you know, why I just can’t get into stand-alones. I always want more). If I didn’t already own every book that had been published at that point, I would have been on Amazon within seconds, madly searching out the next book in the series. It’s that addicting (well, and I might have a teensy book buying problem but shush, no one needs to know that!).

Oh, and writing this review is torture because I just want to gush, gush, gush about this book! But, for obvious reasons (spoilers), I can’t. So, you’ll just have to go pick it up for yourself on Amazon (or, if you want it for free, sign up for Lindzee’s newsletter to get your own copy!).

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Happy Monday! Have any book suggestions for me? BookTube-A-Thon starts today and I think I am completely throwing my TBR out the window!
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[Review] Trailer on the Fly – Karen Musser Nortman

trailer on the fly - karen musser nortmanThis book was so much fun for us because it was the second book we’ve read for our Ginger Mom Book Club (just the two of us but still tons of fun! And for those of you who haven’t read The Time Travel Trailer (book 1), there will be a few spoilers in this review . . . just so you’re warned.

How many of us wished at some time or another we could go back in time and change an action or a decision or just take back something that was said? But it is what it is. There is no rewind, reboot, delete key or any other trick to change the past, right? Lynne McBriar can. She bought a 1937 camper that turned out to be a time portal. And when she meets a young woman who suffers from serious depression over the loss of a close friend ten years earlier, she has the power to do something about it. And there is no reason not to use that power. Right?

I think this book had an equal amount of things I liked and didn’t like. For example, I liked the book itself but felt the ending was WAY too abrupt. One minute you’re reading and then you turn the page and hello, the story has ended!

There were a couple characters & story lines that I wish had been expanded on a bit more. Ben and Minnie were a very good example of that. You’re introduced to them at the very end of the first book and then only given snippits of them in this book. I really would have liked to see more of that. Lynne’s grandma was another tangent I would have liked to see more of (beyond what we were showed in the first book).

The biggest problem I had with this book (though, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it), was that there were some scenes that just seemed abrupt. You would get this big build-up and then plop! it just seemed to fizzle out. Maybe I cruised through a bit too fast but the story line seemed just a tad thin in places.

We both really liked the part about the Sisters on the Fly group. It was fun to learn that it was actually a real group. I know Megan really enjoyed the characters – some of them had hilarious personalities!

Overall – three and a half stars. I’m glad I bought it, will probably read it again, but am really hoping that the third book ties more things together, maybe about Dinah going to college? Or Kurt and Lynne?

If you’d like to give it a try, check it out on Amazon (but please, read The Time Travel Trailer first).

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