All at Sea by Cheyenne Blue

All at Sea by Cheyenne Blue

Stephanie Sterling (Stevie) is a newly registered nurse. After a messed-up party, she wakes up lost at sea, on Karin Malone (Kaz)’s yacht, Delilah. What starts like two siblings arguing, finally ends up being one of the greatest representations of amazing ‘’Team Effort’’ and how life can surprise you when you least expect it.

The novel revolves around Stevie, who keeps trying to mend edges with her unsupportive family, the powerful Sterling of Sterling Save, and around Kaz, the solitary but driven owner of precious Delilah and Sinbad, her lovely cat. Their bickering at the beginning of the book is perfect and helps understand who they are and what they both think is more important, Stevie’s new job, or Kaz’s mission with Ocean Rights.

I had such a great moment getting to know them and their individual universe. It was a great change in my usual reading habits since I know next to nothing about how to navigate a yacht and any of its components. I have to admit I had to search a few words online, simply to add to my personal knowledge.

Once again Cheyenne Blue surprises me with an incredibly developed story and characters. I remember again reading Code of conduct a while ago and being impressed by the level of research she had put in her book, and I am not surprised to see the same level of intensity and expertise reflected in All at Sea. The characters are complete, their baggage and background history are clear and consistent with their actions, reactions and beliefs. This book was a delight and I suggest you all grab a copy; the story is totally worth it.

5/5

*I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review*

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The Word Shimmer by Jenn Matthews

The Word Shimmer by Jenn Matthews

Mel Jackson is a paramedic. She is attending a class to perfect and expend her line of work.
Ruby Clark is a teacher at the same school. Their cold first meeting was a pure hazard, leading them to dread having to work together.

As much as I usually love Jenn Matthews’s work, I feel like this one wasn’t up to the standard I was expecting since I’ve read Hooked on You. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved the story and its character, but I do feel like there was something missing. There was a lot of great subjects touched in the book, like dyslexia, and homophobia, which I found very interesting to see and read about in this novel. The writing is as good as her other book is.

The main character’s chemistry, once it builds up enough, is impressive (at least after their first meeting was horrible).

Overall, this book is worth reading. I do believe I didn’t find it as good as I planned because I wasn’t ‘’in it’’ emotionally while I read it. I will give it another try later this year when my head is more relaxed and not as filled with everything filling it when I read it.

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4/5

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The Long Shot by A.L. Brooks

The Long Shot by A.L. Brooks

Morgan Spencer is a talented professional golf player. Andrienne Wyatt is a Television Producer.

 Their lives get entangled because of Andrienne’s documentary mostly about Morgan as she tries to get her hand on the Major prize, much to Morgan’s dismay at first. Will spending too much time together break their chance at friendship, or will it help it develop into something more?

This book came over me like a surprise. Not because of who writes it, because I am a HUGE A.L. Brooks fan, but mostly because I am rarely a sports fan, at all. I hate watching it, talking about it, hell, even read about it. I know next to nothing about it and I’m fine with that. Therefore, the fact that I enjoyed myself so much while reading this book surprises me. The writing is as good as it always is while reading any of Brooks’s books, so there is nothing more to say about it. The characters are funny and loveable, well, maybe except for Morgan’s father. I spent most of the book wanting to throw him under a bus. But other than that, the story flows so nicely it’s almost impossible to drop the book once you start reading it. The characters are all adding a lot to the story. Morgan’s mom being adorable as it can get. I loved it.

I suggest you all grab a copy because the story is worth it. Grab a few more by A.L. Brooks while you are at it. 

 

 *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.* 

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Tight knit by Shaya Crabtree

Tight Knit by Shaya Crabtree

 

Lara Spellmeyer comes back home after spending a few years away, building her ‘’Cat sweater empire’’.

 

 When her life comes tumbling down, she finds herself at her starting point, dealing with her Grand-mother and her health issues while trying to save a little bit of what is let from her company. When everything is going wrong, the last thing one would want is an invasive ex, in this case, Paige Daley, trying to write an article about all that is going wrong in your life. But life has a way of surprising even the most hardened heart. 

 

I’m not sure if I’ve read from Shaya Crabtree before since her previous books remind me a lot of a fanfiction I’ve read before. If it’s the case, then her writing is still as awesome as it was. If not, then, I am more than happy that I got the chance to read and review this book and learn about this new author. 

 

As much as I loved the story, it felt like Lara was running after all the crap that was going on in her life. At some point, she was playing the victim so much it was irritating. I did love Paige’s personality. She doesn’t shy away when people ask her to, and it was refreshing. 

 

Overall the book was good, but at some point, I found it was missing something to hook me to the story. I’m guessing Lara’s persona did that, even if there were a few moments I really loved it the book, but they were not enough for me to give it 5 stars or read it all in a night. I still recommend reading it, because it was a nice read. I look forward to reading more from the same author. 

 

*I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review. *

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Always A Love Song by Charley Clarke

Always a love song by Charley Clarke

 

Bridget Callahan is on top of the world. Famous from her music all around the globe, she decides to take a breather after her breakup and head towards her hometown. Alex Marlow is a successful woman who owns a bar in town. Will Bridget arrival disrupt all the effort Alex has made to move on or will the angst and hidden feelings break what is left of Alex’s heart.

I am glad I got the change to read and review this book. I had read the synopsis of this book a while back and was looking forward to reading it. It didn’t disappoint. Charley Clarke makes her way into my few favourite writers to read. Always A Love Song is brilliantly written, her characters are well developed, and the story unfolds itself so fast it’s hard to stop reading.

 

I admire writers who can write beautiful characters and relationships without the need for clothes to fall off at the first moment. Both Bridget and Alex’s back story are clear and even if the timeline goes back and forth between specific moments of their previous lives, the reader always knows where Ms. Clarke is taking them.

 

I was nicely surprised by this novel and would recommend it to anyone looking for a page-turner. The story is so good it is hard to stop and do something else. I will be adding Charley Clarke to my list of authors to follow, as I am sure many other books she releases will be just as great.

 

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The Woman At The Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan

The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan
Sara Keys is in a weird space a the moment since she quit college, and she is back living with her mother, who has way too much to say about her life. Nina Rose is a curious reclused millionaire. When they get in a car crash, their lives take a whole new path and the friendship they develop is something I haven’t read in a while.
The story was good… but.

Now let me explain. I’m not used to loving Kaplan’s writing, as I often end up not finishing the books I have to review but this time, WOW. The characters were amazingly written, and I could finally see what all the fuzz was about. It was a page-turning novel like none of Kaplan’s books were to me before. I’m sad it took me about 3 books to get there, but as they say: ‘’ better late than never’’.
I do have to give a warning to readers though because since the book starts slowly as the reader gets to know the characters, it is hard to imagine the level of BDSM involved in this book. I’d like to give a fair warning, because somehow, I had missed that part in the resume, and was surprised. It is nicely written and the suspense underneath the whole plot is worth turning pages all book long.
I do believe there was a little bit more ‘’romance’’ missing for their story, but their relationship is so different that I can understand why there are not and what attentions are made to pass a ‘’slow and romantic moments’’.
I’d recommend this book to most readers, as long as they are ok reading BDSM situations.
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A Heart This Big by Cheyenne Blue

A heart this big by Cheyenne Blue.

I was excited to get the chance to review A Heart This Big by Cheyenne Blue. Luckily for me, it wasn’t my first read of her novels, but this one was on top of the list.

Nina Pellegrini owns and runs a farm. She doesn’t roll on Gold and knows how hard you must work to get what you want in life. Happens something horrible and tragic and she must fight as best as she can with all that she has. Her comes her lawyer, Leigh Willoughby.

To be honest, I hated Leigh’s character in the beginning for her condescending way of acting. As the story grows and she loosens up a bit, I get to enjoy her true personality and it seems to me as a good thing.

What got me hooked at first was the farm itself. How Nina and her daughter work hard to keep it going giving it the best they have.  I think the romantic aspect of the book comes in the right place, at the right moment.

I loved how both characters know how to draw lines between their hearts and how the story is unfolding. I’m not going to say more than that, but I loved how it was written and how beautifully both characters grow.

I would recommend this book without a doubt. It is a slow build romance that’s worth reading.

 

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