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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ “My Christmas Wish” Compass Cove #4, by Author Jeannie Moon, Genre/Trope: Contemporary, Christmas, second chance, small town Romance is Available Now!

My Christmas Wish
Compass Cove #4

by
Author Jeannie Moon

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #SmalltownRomance #Secondchanceromance

Purchase: My Christmas Wish

My Rating: 4

Cover: 4

Publication: November 3rd 2021

Read: November 6th 2021 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

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The Series on Goodreads: Compass Cove

The author on Goodreads: Jeannie Moon

Synopsis:

It’s Christmastime in Compass Cove and love is in the air…

With her well-connected Long Island family, an exciting job as a London art dealer, and a brilliant, attentive boyfriend, Natalie Miller’s life was golden. Until it wasn’t. No one knows about the anxiety that drives her, the loyalty forcing her to make impossible choices, or the secrets consuming her. Now back in Compass Cove, Natalie is fielding questions from her family about what brought her home and longs for the life—and the love—she left behind.

University professor and aristocrat James Phillips prides himself on understanding people, so it mystifies him when the love of his life leaves London—and him—without explanation. When an opportunity to work at a small college in Natalie’s backyard arises, James jumps at the chance to move across the pond, willing to do whatever it takes to win back the heart of the woman he loves.

Can the magic of Compass Cove at the most wonderful time of the year help James and Natalie find their way back to each other?

My 📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Sweet story. Loved the characters and the town of Compass Cove. Christmas described in this quaint little village was beautiful and the lore of the town and its past was original and engaging. I have not yet read the previous books in this series but having met the couples here in My Christmas Wish,. I’m looking forward to it. 

James and Natalie were a believable couple. I felt the chemistry and the love they had for each other. Despite the obstacles they faced, James was determined to get to the bottom of why Natalie left him so abruptly. I admit that the first chapters are a bit slow and as a result, I put this book down a couple of times. But once it started to move along at a steadier pace with a more engaging story, I could not put it down. 

There is a bit of angst, a lot of secondary character involvement, humor and a sweet, endearing ending. I definitely recommend this book to those who not just love romance but also small town holiday influence.

While I received an advance reading copy of My Christmas Wish, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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Recently Released: “Christmas at the Rockin’ K” by Author Shirley Penick, Genre/Trope: Contemporary Holiday Romance is Available Now!

Title: Christmas at the Rockin’ K 

Series: Helluva Engineer 

Author: Shirley Penick 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

 

 
 
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BLURB 
 
The Kipling family has returned for a Christmas celebration.

Brenda Stratton is shocked and, in truth, a little appalled that she and her roommate have been invited by their mentors to spend Winter break at a cattle ranch in the mountains of Colorado. Why would a family they don’t know invite them to spend Christmas with them? People just don’t do that, at least not in her experience.

Thomas Blackhawk has been asked by his employer to escort, and work with, a bunch of engineers coming in for three weeks to see if they can discover what is causing the contamination of a stream in the northern pasture. They’ve only got a few months to get the problem cleaned up before the spring thaw.

Brenda and Thomas take one look at each other and the heat roars. She’s too young for him and she’s only on the ranch for a few weeks. They need to ignore the flair of attraction and lust, if they know what’s good for them.

Apparently they do not care what’s good for them.
 
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ABOUT SHIRLEY
 

What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?
That’s a darn good question. As a former techy I’ve done everything from computer programming to international trainer. Prior to college I had lots of different jobs and activities that were so diverse, I was an anomaly.
None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.
I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.
My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!
When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.
Some of the strange jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.
And for something really unusual… I once had a racoon as a pet.

 

📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “My Sister’s Flirty Friend” The Greene Family Book 4 by author Piper Rayne, Genre/Trope: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Release Date: November 2nd 2021

My Sister’s Flirty Friend
The Greene Family #4

By
Author Piper Rayne

Purchase: My Sister’s Flirty Friend

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #SingleFather #SmalltownRomance

My Rating: 4

POV: First-person dual perspectives

Cover: 5

Publication: November 2nd 2021

Read: October 29th 2021. *Review copy provided by Wildfire Marketing Solutions

Add to Goodreads: My Sister’s Flirty Friend

Check out the series: The Greene Family Series

Check out the Author: Piper Rayne

Synopsis:

I broke the cardinal rule and slept with my sister’s best friend.

Granted, I’d just found out that I was now a single father to a three-year-old little girl and was low on willpower.

It should also be noted that there’s been sexual tension between us for years. There’s no way it would be a surprise if anyone in our small town found out. That is if we were telling people, which we’re not.

We’re in agreement to keep our affair a secret, especially since neither one of us do relationships.

You’ve probably figured it out already, but things didn’t go as planned.

My Review: 4 Stars

Oh, how I love the Greene Family! From the first book, I was invested in each character’s happily-ever-after. My Sister’s Flirty Friend is Jed and Molly’s story. To be honest, from the beginning, both these characters were not my favorites. I felt no connection to them. I truly can’t put my finger on one reason why since there were a few. Unfortunately, while I enjoyed the book as a whole, it felt rushed and I was disappointed in how Jed and Molly are moving into their future. That said, my disappointment is based on my preferences; what I look for in a perfect read. I don’t want to say anything that will spoil this story for you. If you have been Jed’s number one fan from the beginning, then I believe you will love this book. 

Truthfully, what I loved most about Jed and Molly’s book was Emilia. She, along with the rest of the Greene family assured I would enjoy this latest addition to the Greene Family. So, while I had some issues with the book, I did enjoy revisiting with the Greene Family. And of course, Ethel and Dori’s matchmaking antics are always fun.

As always, I look forward to the next book in the series. If you haven’t read any of this author duo’s book, I suggest you give them a try. Their other family series featuring the Baileys is amazing and a great series to binge.

While I received an advanced reading copy of My Sister’s Flirty Friend,this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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