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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to “A Convenient Christmas Proposal” (The Shannon Sisters Book 2) By Author C.J. Carmichael, #ContemporaryHolidayRomance, Release Date: November 17th 2020 ~ @cj_carmichael @TulePublishing

A CONVENIENT CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL
The Shannon Sisters Book Two

By Author C.J. Carmichael

Purchase: A Convenient Christmas Proposal

Genre: #Romance #ChristmasRomance #SmallTownRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: November 17th 2020

Read: October 29th 2020 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads TBR: A Convenient Christmas Proposal

The series on Goodreads: The Shannon Sisters

SYNOPSIS:

She’s the Christmas light in a world that seems so dark…

When Patrol Officer Kelly Shannon answers a suspected DUI call that results in the suspect’s death, she has to deliver the grim news to his young family, including his brother—her friend and crush, Mick. Kelly convinces herself that she’s only making amends when Mick begs for help looking out for his niece and nephew as his sister-in-law grieves and neglects her young children. But as Christmas approaches, Kelly admits the truth. She’s falling in love.

Journalist Mick Mizzoni spent his life trying to keep his younger brother out of trouble. When he gains temporary guardianship over his niece and nephew, he crosses the professional line he drew years ago and turns to Kelly Shannon for help. As she embraces him and his new family, she gives him hope that this Christmas could be different.

With their happiness hanging by a thread, Kelly hopes for a Christmas miracle, but Mick, who’s not as jaded as he thought, wants so much more. 

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A Convenient Christmas Proposal by C.J. Carmichael

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Sweet story but a bit of a nail-bitter.

A Convenient Christmas Proposal by author C.J. Carmichael is book two of The Shannon Sisters series. While this book can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend you read book 1, A Cowboy’s Proposal prior, for a more thorough reading experience. I have read many of this author’s works and have enjoyed them all. In particular, I love the Christmas ambiance of the small Montana town of Whitefish.

Mick and Kelly…..
Kelly is a police officer for their hometown. She takes her job seriously and she is standardly a by-the-book officer. One night. while on duty, Kelly is following up on a call about a possible DUI. Before she even has the chance to make her presence known by flashing her lights and turning on her siren, the driver speeds up and looses control of his car and crashes. Danny, who I met in book one was killed instantly. While Danny hasn’t been an upstanding citizen, Kelly is heartbroken. You see, Danny leaves behind an older brother, wife and two adorable small children. I’m going to say that for me, Billy and Mandy, were the story. It was their well-being that kept me fully engaged and nail biting at times.

Mick is heartbroken about losing his brother the way he did. However, because of Danny’s lifestyle and choices, Mick wasn’t surprised. Though he is grieving, his first priority is taking care of Danny’s family; especially his adorable niece and nephew. Unfortunately, Mick’s sister-in-law has her own issues of drug abuse and her first priority is not her children. I won’t go into details as there is a bit of suspense to the story and I wouldn’t want to ruin that aspect for you.

To sum this book up, A Convenient Christmas Proposal is emotional and sad at times. But there is hope and healing. Mick and Kelly get off to a slow start and that is just how it should have been given the circumstances. I enjoyed catching up with characters from book one and there is even a pleasant surprise for the Shannon sisters that I didn’t see coming. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I think that one will be the most emotional of the three.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it.


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📝REVIEW📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to 🎄”Montana Cowboy Christmas”🎄 By Author Jane Porter, Genre: Second Chance, Contemporary Holiday Romance, Release Date: November 10th 2020, #AvailableNow ~ @AuthorJaneP @TulePublishing

🎄 MONTANA COWBOY CHRISTMAS 🎄
Wyatt Brothers of Montana #2

By
Author Jane Porter

Purchase: Montana Cowboy Christmas

Genre: #SecondChanceRomance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #ContemporaryRomance #CowboyRomance #CowgirlRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: November 10th 2020

Read: October 22nd 2020 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

Add to Goodreads TBR: Montana Cowboy Christmas

The Series on Goodreads: The Wyatt Brothers of Montana

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

SYNOPSIS:

It’s almost Christmas and nationally-ranked barrel racer Ivy Wyckoff has returned home to Montana desperate for a miracle. A cowgirl to her bones, she’s always solved her own problems, but when her ex—rodeo champ, Sam Wyatt—shows up offering more than a shoulder to cry on, Ivy’s tempted to grab the safety line he throws.

Sam Wyatt just wrapped his most successful year on the PRCA circuit. After long days and even longer nights, all he wants is a quiet holiday on his family’s Paradise Valley ranch…until he sees Ivy again. He can tell she’s in trouble. They may have called it quits two years ago, but she’s the one woman he regretted walking away from.

Sam will do anything to keep Ivy safe, including putting a ring on her finger and sharing his name with her this Christmas.

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Montana Cowboy Christmas by Jane Porter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I really enjoyed the character presence in this book. Every character on the page had a great personality and I wanted to know more about them. Sam and Ivy’s story was very enjoyable. Despite the angst and tenseness surrounding them, it was so apparent they belonged together. I felt their connection strongly. Having once been a couple, Sam and Ivy broke up leaving each other heartbroken. Their situation is one where a better element of communication between them would have likely kept them together.

Sam has returned home from a very lucrative season on the PBR circuit. He is spending the holidays with his family, then Sam will venture off to build a life for himself on his own ranch. It isn’t that he doesn’t adore his family, because that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Wyatt family is loving, loyal and protective of each other. Sam just wants something of his own.

Ivy has come to town to get herself together. Putting her trust in the wrong person cost her dearly; emotionally and financially. Ivy is definitely down on her luck. Being the strong independent woman she is makes her fierce and determined to get back on her feet. If that means taking a job as a bartender in a seedy local Montana bar, then so be it.

When Sam learns Ivy is in town, he has mixed feelings. But finding out that she is working in a seedy bar causes him to reevaluate his feelings. What happened to her? Why isn’t she barrel racing? What happened to her money? Sam is concerned and as a result, he puts his feelings aside to try and help her.; if she’ll let him.

I won’t go into details as you should definitely read this book on your own. There are a few twists and turns and even a pleasant surprise. I love this series thus far and can’t wait for the other two Wyatt brothers to get their books. I definitely recommend this sweet, slightly angsty holiday romance to anyone looking for a great story.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂



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REVIEW: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to “The Secret Christmas” By Authors: Mallory Kane & Deborah Cox, Genre: Small-town Christmas Romance, Release Date: November 9th 2020, #AvailableNow @mallorykane #DeborahCoxAuthor @TulePublishing

THE SECRET CHRISTMAS

By
Mallory Kane & Deborah Cox

Purchase: The Secret Christmas

Genre: #SmallTownRomane #ChristmaRomance #Romance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: November 9th 2020

Read: October 20th 2020 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

Add to Goodreads TBR: The Secret Christmas

Synopsis

Can two childhood friends return the spirit of Christmas to this small town?

When Nicholas Frost comes back to Christmas Valley, he’s shocked. The town he fondly remembered as a Christmas wonderland is now completely barren of the season. He learns that his landlord uncle banned his business tenants—everyone in town—from openly celebrating Christmas after his wife died. When his uncle demands that he spy on the townspeople, Nick is torn. Should he choose family loyalty or his heart?

Christmas Valley restaurant owner Angela Corker isn’t happy to see Nicky Frost again. After his uncle banned Christmas, the residents have been struggling financially. So every year she puts on a “Secret Christmas” celebration for the town. Nick is beyond handsome and friendly, but can she trust him with her secret when his uncle is the town Grinch?

They both have secrets, but as they join forces to bring back the joy of Christmas, they discover so much more than they were looking for.

My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Secret Christmas by Mallory Kane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Small towns love to do up the Christmas holiday like no other time of the year. A town called Christmas Valley would have the best presentation with the citizens loving and appreciating every element of it. However, this small town, despite its name, doesn’t do Christmas at all. One of the town’s wealthy residents has decreed there shall be no decorating or celebrating the holiday in his town. Mr. Frost lost his wife several years prior. Since then, he closed himself off from the town he and his wife loved so much. He bought up all the property in town and even some residences. Because he owned nearly all of Christmas Valley, he made sure that no one would celebrate Christmas while he was still alive. There is a story to go with Mr. Frost’s ‘Scrooge’ behavior but I’ll let you unravel that on your own.

Nicholas and Angela…….
Two childhood best friends separated by life circumstances. When Nicholas’s uncle is injured, he is summoned to Christmas Valley after so many years. His uncle wants him to be his spy and make sure the town is not sneaking around behind his back, since he can’t do it himself. To say Nick is shocked by his uncle’s behavior is an understatement. Additionally, Nick is shocked by the lack of Christmas in the town, as he had many fond memories from that time of the year.

While Angela is surprised and delighted to see her ‘Nicky’ after so many years; she is suspicious of him. You see, Angela and the delightful citizens of Christmas Valley are planning a ‘secret Christmas.’ Trusting Nicky might be a huge mistake. She hasn’t seen or heard from him in years. How could she trust someone she hardly knows to keep the town’s biggest secret.

While these two become close and their feelings turn from friends to something more, the clock is ticking. Christmas Eve is coming and so is the nearing departure of Nicholas. He has a life in another state that he plans to return to. So, how will he and Angela work.

I really enjoyed this sweet story. The characters are so lovable, the town and its citizens are fierce and loyal and even grumpy Mr. Frost’s icy heart will melt. There is humor and a touch of angst to keep you turning those pages. I was endeared by this book as a whole; there were so many memorable moments. I would love to visit this town again while Christmas is done up properly. Though, I don’t know if these authors are planning another trip to Christmas Valley but if they are, I’m definitely coming along!

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂


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📝REVIEW📝~ “Montana Christmas Magic” (Cole Brothers Book #1) By Author Kaylie Newell, #ContemporaryChristmasRomance, Release Date: 10/28/20 ~ My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #AvailableNow ~ @KaylieNewell. @TulePublishing

MONTANA CHRISTMAS MAGIC
Cole Brothers Book One

By
Author Kaylie Newell

Purchase: Montana Christmas Magic

Genre: #Romance #ChristmasRomance #ContemporaryRomance SmallTownRomance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication: October 28th 2020

Read: October 4th 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Add to Goodreads TBR: Montana Christmas Magic

Synopsis:

Can a rescue dog help two lost souls find love at Christmas?

All accountant Griffin Cole wants for Christmas is stability. After spending his childhood traveling the world with his one-hit wonder rocker dad, he loves his quiet and unremarkable life in Marietta. Then the beautiful Raelyssa Woods knocks on his door. Her bold spirit immediately turns his predictable life upside down, and suddenly Griffin wants to ask Santa for so much more.

Rae Woods loves running her café in the small Montana town she calls home. She specializes in comfort food because she loves spreading joy to everyone she meets—two-footed or four. But after she impulsively takes in a homeless dog she names Noel, her big heart lands her in bigger trouble when her landlord threatens to toss her out. Grasping at holiday straws, she remembers a cute accountant who owes her a favor—and she happens to know he’s got a fenced yard and hidden soft spot.

When Griffin reluctantly agrees to foster Noel, he inadvertently sets in motion several Christmas miracles that neither he nor Rae could have ever seen coming. 

My 📝Review📝:

Montana Christmas Magic by Kaylie Newell

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


Oh how I love revisiting Marietta, Montana; especially during the holidays. The small town of Marietta does Christmas and romance in the best of ways. Their celebrations are fun and memorable for everyone. I can’t tell you the number of couples that had special moments during the Stroll. And I got to be with them through all these amazing stories and authors that write about this incredible small but endearing town.

Raelyssa and Griffin…….
Wow, these two were definitely two sides of the same coin. While they both had big hearts, their personalities couldn’t be more different. Rae was social, outgoing, generous, sweet, considerate and I could keep going with positive adjectives to describe how wonderful of a character she was in my opinion. Griffin, however, was not so outgoing. While he is quiet, polite and considerate, Griffin’s personality is aloof, predictable and guarded. He has good reasons for not wanting to have a relationship with any woman. Griffin and his brothers grew up with a famous father who loved them but didn’t know how to care for them AND be a famous singer so he sent his sons to live with a relative in Marietta. I haven’t read about Griffin’s brothers yet as his is the first book in the series but from this book, I can say he was not happy. I truly felt sad for him at times. He was so afraid to open up to love and even friendships. I won’t go into the story because you will want to form your own opinions. I can tell you though, I enjoyed watching every one of Griffin’s reactions to Rae. She was a breath of fresh air and so, so perfect for him. Rae was such a great person. Despite the tough times Rae has gone through, she was resilient and persistent. I think she just might be one of my top ten favorite female protagonists this year.

I truly recommend this heartwarming, memorable and adorable romance between two characters who absolutely deserved happiness. This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it.

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📝REVIEW📝: 4 Stars to “Merry Christmas, Cowboy (Home to Texas Book #2) By Author Charlene Sands, #ChristmasContemporarySmallTownRomance, Release Date: October 27th 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS, COWBOY
Home to Texas Book #2

By
Charlene Sands

Purchase: Merry Christmas, Cowboy

Genre: #Romance #ChristmasRomance #SmallTownRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Publication: October 27th 2020

Read: October 13th 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads TBR: Merry Christmas, Cowboy
Check out series: Home to Texas

Synopsis:

He flips houses. She flips hearts…

Independent contractor Garrett Brown hopes to survive Christmas in Last Stand, Texas, without too much fuss. Not interested in the rancher lifestyle, he plans to flip the house he inherited on Cottonwood Ranch and move onto his next project. Little Cody, the nephew he’s raising, needs stability, and he’s got a home waiting for them in California. The last thing Garrett needs is to become attached to anyone—or any place—or to get involved with silly Christmas festivities.

Kindergarten teacher Nicole Russell adores Christmas and is counting on the holiday to get her through her recent at-the-altar break up. Tired of pitying looks from the townsfolk, she decides to chair the Honeysuckle Holiday Fundraiser. When she reaches out to the new owner of Cottonwood Ranch, the perfect venue site, she expects cooperation, not stonewalling. Undeterred, Nicole makes her case with persuasive arguments that the too-handsome stranger in town cannot dodge and they strike a bargain.

Nicole and Garrett are at odds, but their holiday pact and the power of Christmas may change both of their lives forever.

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Merry Christmas, Cowboy by Charlene Sands

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book was so sweet and sad at the same time. It is such a beautiful thing to watch couples fall in love despite the obstacles against them. Garrett has temporarily moved to Last Stand with his nephew Cody. Garrett is Cody’s sole guardian after Cody’s parents passed away, both at different times. That in itself was so sad. Little Cody was adorable and also a courageous little boy. With everything he has gone through in his five years of life, I thought he was brave and resilient. All Garrett wants is to flip the house his uncle left him, take the money and start a new life for him and Cody in California. Garrett’s mind is set and nothing is going to change it. After meeting Cody’s kindergarten teacher, Nicole, Garrett’s mindset starts to waiver. As he and Nicole become friends, their feelings for each other grow into something beautiful.

Personally, I loved that Garrett was a bit of a grump because it was fun to watch Nicole break down the walls around his heart. It wasn’t that Garret wasn’t capable of loving; because he adored Cody. Garrett was guarded because he couldn’t stand to lose another person that he loved. I won’t get into details so you can experience this story for yourself. I will tell you that this author did a great job engaging me in the story and endearing me to Cody, Garrett and Nicole. The Christmas theme was wonderful and I loved revisiting Last Stand, Texas for the Christmas holiday. I definitely recommend Merry Christmas, Cowboy.

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📝REVIEW📝: “A Merry Texan Christmas” Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge #3, By Author Nicole Flockton, Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance ~ My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ @NicoleFlockton @TulePublishing

A Merry Texan Christmas
Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge #3

By
Author Nicole Flockton

Purchase: A Merry Texan Christmas

Genre: #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance #FormerNBL #SmallTownRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication: October 20th 2020

Read: October 8th 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

Kindle Edition: 167 pages

Add to Goodreads TBR: A Merry Texan Christmas

The Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge

Synopsis: A Merry Texan Christmas

This former all-star never knew Christmas could be so competitive.

Former baseball star Trey Prentice is happily adjusting to life as a bookstore owner in his hometown of Sweet Ridge, Texas. While he loved his competitive and elite lifestyle in New York, he craved a quiet life with friends and family more. As Christmas approaches, Trey is excited to decorate his newest venture and participate in the town’s holiday traditions. He never expected to find himself battling Sweet Ridge’s very own Miss Christmas. Game on.

The only thing librarian Maggie Watson loves more than books is Christmas. She’s even earned the nickname of Miss Christmas because she decorates shop windows and spreads Christmas cheer around town. But this year she’s got some competition. No way is she going to let the cocky Trey Prentice take away her Christmas crown, even though he makes her heart flutter.

When their verbal sparring turns to flirting, Maggie finds there’s more to life than books and Christmas. But will her past insecurities steal her newfound happiness?

My 📝Review📝: 4 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A Merry Texan Christmas by Nicole Flockton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This book was a fun read. A whimsical treat sure to attract readers who love sweet romance with a Christmas theme. Maggie and Trey had so much in common, yet they were so different at the same time. One thing they both loved though, was Christmas. Maggie is so over-the-top obsessed with Christmas that she is known by her small town as ‘Miss Christmas’. This is a title Maggie takes very seriously. She prides herself on being the best at decorating and she loves to dress up all the store windows in town. Her Christmas displays are known as the best and everyone looks forward to them. But when Trey Prentice, former professional baseball player, returns home and purchases a local book store, Maggie finds she has competition.

Trey is not aware of Maggie and her ‘Miss Christmas’ alter ego. So, when he decorates his store window for Christmas, Maggie is upset, and a bit jealous. The town is amazed by Trey’s display and comments are made to Maggie that maybe she has competition now. You can guess that Maggie and Trey don’t hit it off right away. Truthfully, Trey is not a bad guy. He is not trying to one-up Maggie. He simply decorated his store window. Maggie admits that Trey’s window display was amazing but she was not happy about it.

So, Trey and Maggie are off to a rocky start. But Trey doesn’t let Maggie and her bad attitude about him continue for long. As he finds himself trying to be her friend, he is able to cause Maggie to drop her guard and trust him a little more each day.

Without giving details, I’ll tell you that is was so much fun to watch these two grow as a couple. The pace of their relationship is slow which makes it more realistic. There is a bit of angst as well when Trey is offered a mentor job in the NBL. What will happen to his growing relationship with Maggie if he takes the job? You’ll just have to read it and find out.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Reading this book kept me smiling throughout. A Merry Texan Christmas is the third book in the Prentice Brothers of Sweet Ridge series. I am looking forward to reading about Trey’s brothers in the previous books.

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📝Review📝: “Noel, Alabama: An Alabama Christmas Romance” Series: Alabama #5, #SecondChanceChristmasRomance By Author Susan Sands is #AvailableNow ~ My Rating: 5 Stars ~ @SusanNoelSands. @TulePublishing

Noel, Alabama: An Alabama Christmas
Alabama #5

By
Author Susan Sands

Genre: #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #SmallTownRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: October 19th 2020

Read: October 2nd 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 183 pages

Add to Goodreads TBR: Noel, Alabama Alabama Series

Purchase: Noel, Alabama

Synopsis:

She’s finally come home, but will she choose to stay?

After twelve years spent building her career in Los Angeles, Bailey Boone returns home to Ministry, Alabama, weeks before Christmas with a large cast and crew. She’s desperate for a miracle to save her company’s big-budget holiday film that just lost its winter wonderland location. Bailey may have bolted from Ministry before the ink on her diploma dried, but her hometown definitely knows how to throw an unforgettable southern Christmas. Except she forgot about the ghosts of Christmas past she left behind—especially her first love, Seth.

Sheriff Seth McKay never forgot the girl he let go so many years ago. They were soulmates, but he knew Bailey needed more than Ministry could offer. Now she’s back and more stunning and confident than ever. Despite the years, their connection and chemistry still burn bright. Can Seth find his own Christmas miracle and convince Bailey to write her story in Ministry…with him? 

My 📝Review📝: 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Noel, Alabama: An Alabama Christmas Romance by Susan Sands

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was really an enjoyable book. All the elements of Christmas in a small-town atmosphere with a bit of angst and a wonderful cast of characters. I have not read any of the previous books in the Alabama series as of yet but after reading this one, I definitely am looking forward to it. One of my favorite aspects of romance novels are the small-town tropes. Add Christmas and a bit of whimsy and I’m very happy. In addition to reading and loving this book, I am happy to say that I have found a new author that I like. I can’t wait to read more of this series.

Bailey and Seth…..
Why is it that one half of a couple is always eager to run away from their hometown? And in doing that, inevitably breaking the heart of their soulmate. I just don’t get it. So many romance novels in the second chance genre go this way. Unless there is a damn good reason, I have trouble forgiving. I know that Bailey needed to bolt to make her dreams come true and I am fine with that. But rarely coming home to visit is what bothers me the most. Thankfully, I was able to forgive her.

Seth never left Noel. It is and always will be his home. If only he could make Bailey see how wonderful Noel is and how much he still loves her. When Bailey comes to town with a film crew she will find more than the hometown Christmas she has always loved. She finds herself wanting another chance at love with Seth. The development of Bailey and Seth as a couple is slow which I liked. While the background focus is filming the movie and Bailey making sure her bosses are happy, she and Seth become friends again. Of course, Seth is being understandably cautious with his heart this time. I truly enjoyed watching all their interactions. This couple was mature and courteous of each other. In fact I adored every single character on the pages; some of which I am eager to read about in the earlier books of this series.

The pace of this book is perfect. The author gave me not only a satisfying story with a great ending, but she truly out did herself with the Christmas aspect. Who knows how I will be able to celebrate our usual Christmas this year with everything going on in the world today. 2020 has not been a good year. So, when I am gifted with stories such as this one, I am happy. I absolutely recommend this book. If you are a lover of Christmas romances, Noel, Alabama is a must read!

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📝Review📝: “Bully King” By Author Andi Jaxon, Genre: YA Bully MM Romance, My Rating: 4 of 5, Release Date: October 15th 2020 ~ #AndiJaxonAuthor @EJBookPromos

BULLY KING

By Andi Jaxon

Genre: #YARomance #BullyRomance #MMRomance

POV: First-person dual perspectives

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Kindle: 345 pages

Publication: October 15th 2020

Read: October 2nd 2020. *Review copy provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

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Synopsis:

I’m the pastor’s son.
He’s the star quarterback for a small Kentucky high school.
While the town worships him, I pray for God to take my life.
He makes my life a living hell by making me his victim.
This perverse game we play could end us both.
How can something that feels so right be so wrong?
The price if the truth is discovered is death, but I can’t stop.
Neither can he.
No one can know.
Can I risk it?
Is Roman King worth dying for?
**This story is a bully romance including dubious consent, assault, talk of suicide, and is intended for readers 18+. Please proceed with caution.** 

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Bully King by Andi Jaxon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


First, I’ll start off by saying that one of the heroes in this book was an awful person. The author justified why he acted like the huge jerk he was but not the way he treated Jonah. I despise bullies and despite that fact, I wanted to read this book anyway. I am a fan of this author and the way she pulls my emotions forward. She isn’t afraid to cross boundaries and put her characters in horrific circumstances then give them the happily-ever-after they deserve. Unfortunately, there was just no full redemption for me regarding Roman. While he turned things around late in the book, I couldn’t let go of the cruel things he did, or let happen to Jonah. And for that reason, I could not award this book five stars. This deduction of one star is based on how I felt during and when the book was finished. It was NOT based on the author’s writing talent. As I said, Andi Jaxon is an author that will rip my heart out and put it back together. She has the ability to make me so angry, so frustrated and so incredibly sad, as well as some happy moments. All the feels!

Jonah comes from an incredibly religious family. They just moved to town as Jonah’s father is the new pastor. There is a lot of religious references in this book. Truthfully, that didn’t bother me. We have many religious traditions in our family. That said, while people have their own opinions on the subject in this book, never is it okay, in my eyes or heart, to condemn a person for who they are. As long as they aren’t hurting people, I am accepting and welcoming. It broke my heart that Jonah was terrified to be himself. I’m not going to get into the story so you can form your own opinions. I will say that I was happier in the last third of the book and more so during the last chapters. This book is so emotional, I had to put it down for hours at a time before I could continue.

Warning…..there are triggers in this book. Talk of suicide. Tremendously cruel bullying. Violence.
Domestic abuse. The author states all intimacy was consensual however there was a time or two where I felt the lines were blurred. But that is just my take on it. Because we all have different experiences in our lives, I believe readers will have different opinions of this book. As I mentioned earlier in my review, my dislikes for the book were because of my own feelings and not the author’s writing. I’ll say this though, if you’re looking for an emotional journey, I recommend this book; it will gut you.

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📝Review📝: “The Magic of Christmas” By Author Christi Barth, Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance, Release Date: October 15th 2020 ~ My Rating: 4 Stars ~ @TulePublishing @Christi_Barth

The Magic of Christmas

By Christi Barth

Genre: #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication: October 15th 2020

Read: September 21st 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

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Synopsis

It’s the opportunity she’s dreamed of…

After spending two years focused on her career, Rowan West is finally up for an advertising manager promotion. Holiday parties and gift-buying are on hold as Rowan travels to New Hampshire to create a marketing campaign that can revive a struggling, Christmas-themed resort and adventure park. Rowan’s brains and ambition make her shine, and she won’t allow anything to get in her way—especially not her far-too-handsome competitor with a sense of humor and high-up connections.

He needs to prove himself…

Jeremy Kincannon is competitive enough to fight tooth and nail for a promotion he doesn’t even want. Because his stepfather owns the company, no one believes he earned his spot despite having climbed up from the bottom like everyone else. He’s intrigued by his button-upped, business-only colleague who’s distractingly pretty. So he lays down a challenge—he’ll call a truce to their verbal sparring if she tries to have fun.

As their rivalry wanes and attraction grows, will Jeremy and Rowan embrace the magic of Christmas? 

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The Magic of Christmas by Christi Barth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


4 Stars to The Magic of Christmas by Christi Barth.
I loved the premise of this book. The fact that the majority of the story takes place at a Christmas themed resort and amusement park is just icing on the cake. I wish there was such a place near where I live. Upstate and several hours of driving there was a Christmas themed amusement park. But because it was so far away and didn’t have striking reviews, we never visited. The author gave me such excitement as she described her little town in New Hampshire with the Christmas resort. I felt the fun and excitement as if I was there. There were so many fun things to do that I was swept away by not only the storyline, but Christmas as well.

Rowan and Jeremy are rivals at the same marketing firm. Rowan was vying for a promotion and she won’t let anything get in her way of receiving it. Especially Jeremy who is up for the same promotion. When they both are named finalists, Rowan isn’t happy. While in her own mind, she is better than Jeremy, he has a better chance. Jeremy is the bosses stepson. Rowan, as with many of the staff at the firm, believe Jeremy got his position due to nepotism. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Both Jeremy and Rowan are being sent to New Hampshire to create a campaign to save the theme park, which hasn’t been doing well. They both must come up with their own campaign and present it to the board. There can only be one winner.

I’m not going to lie, I disliked Rowan and her condescending attitude from the moment I read the first page. She was so full of herself. Unfortunately, it took me a good portion of the book to understand her better. Jeremy, however, I liked from the beginning. He was a gentleman. He made me laugh and he was considerate of Rowan from the beginning, even when I didn’t believe she deserved his friendship.

As the story goes on, their friendship grows into romance. But before they even have a chance to admit their feelings for each other, something happens that sends Rowan back to Chicago earlier than planned. And alone.

This is a sweet, fun, and sometimes whimsical story and I recommend it to anyone who loves romance with a Christmas theme. It was a pleasure to read.

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