Not Dead Yet

About the Book:

Not Dead Yet (Guardian, #6) by [Traci Hunter Abramson]

Title: Not Dead Yet
Series: Guardian #6
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: June 13th, 2022
Genre: Suspense

Cassidy Edgemont has been dead for four years. At least, that is what the world has been led to believe. After becoming unwittingly entangled in a group called the Coalition, known for using fake news to generate political unrest in the United States, Cas was offered a devastating choice: stage her own death and join her rescuers, the guardians, or risk the wrath of the organization she betrayed. She chose death.

As an invisible government operative, Cas has been living in Paris with no complications—until her family pays an unexpected visit to the European city, changing everything. They think Cas is dead, and she has to keep it that way. But when a bomb is detonated nearby and fake news incites riots in the city, Cas recognizes the mark of the Coalition.

Donovan, a fellow guardian, is summoned to join her in Paris to attempt to untangle the intricate web linking Cas’s past with the recent bombings. But as the threat level escalates, Cas must again make an impossible decision: face possible exposure to her family in her race to uncover the truth or risk the loss of innocent lives.


Book Review:

Another winner by Traci Hunter Abramson! Not Dead Yet is the sixth book in Traci Hunter Abramson’s Guardian series. I have to admit that I haven’t read the first five yet but it did not take away from the amazing book except that there were some characters who I did not really know, but otherwise it was great! 

Cassidy Edgemont was a great character, she really drew me in from the beginning. I loved reading about Cas and reading about her trying to save her family. She had suffered a lot and lost a lot, but she was still trying to do the right thing through it all. It was definitely sweet to read about her interacting with Donovan and learning to trust him though. Cas was so strong and I just loved her character throughout the book

Donovan was also lovely. I loved him from the beginning. It was fun to read from his perspective and see him learning to trust Cas, and then falling in love. He was also a guardian and he wanted to find his own family. Donovan worked hard to protect Cas and help their mission. 

Donovan and Cas were cute together and I definitely loved reading about their interactions. However romance was not the only thing that kept this book going. There was suspense and mystery. Oh my goodness, I was on the edge of my seat reading this book. I didn’t know what was going to happen or how Cas was going to protect her family. It was so exciting and I was engaged the whole time

Not Dead Yet was wonderful! I loved everything about it! It was fun to see the other characters, I need to go read their books. I would definitely recommend Not Dead Yet. Not Dead Yet is a clean romantic suspense book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

Matched with Her Fake Fiance

About the Book:

Matched with Her Fake Fiance (Romance by Love, Austen Book 2) by [Britney M. Mills]

Title: Matched with Her Fake Fiance
Series: Romance by Love, Austen
Author: Britney M Mills
Release Date: June 22nd, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Adulting is hard. So is finding a partner who’ll stick around.Dani Higgins’s life has been nothing but one change after another over the last few months. From graduating college to a broken long-term relationship, and now, more struggling to keep her job of six days. When an attractive Boston bachelor asks her to be his fake girlfriend, she agrees. But as they spend time with each other, Dani’s feelings move from pretend to real.

Miles Clark is done being set up by his mother, and with his family’s event season on the horizon, he figures his best bet at side-stepping her is showing up with a girlfriend. When he meets cute Dani, he suggests a partnership that will be mutually beneficial for both of them—only after a few dates, his heart isn’t on the same page.

As their agreement comes to an end, will they risk their hearts and reveal their feelings?

Book Review:

This was just so cute and fun! I loved everything about it. I have not read any books by Britney M. Mills but I have now just added a bunch of books to my TBR! Matched with her Fake Fiance is the second book in Britney M. Mills’ new series Romance by Love, Austen.

Dani was a breath of fresh air. I loved her honestly and how she worked so hard. She was trying to make a life for herself, but nothing was going according to plan. She never expected to be fake dating someone and then ending up fake engaged to the same guy, but that was where she was. Dani was sweet as she interacted with Miles. I loved how Dani was able to calm Miles and help be himself. But Dani would have to figure out if falling in love was worth the risk of her heart.

Miles was also a wonderful character! I liked him from the beginning. He carried such a heavy burden on his shoulders, but I loved how he could just relax around Dani. It was cute to read about him falling in love and wanting to care for Dani. Miles had to learn what he wanted, will he keep on following his mother’s lead or will he find his own path. 

I loved the chemistry between Miles and Dani, they really helped each other. The side characters were also a lot of fun! Miles’ friends and Dani’s roommates all need their own books. Dani’s family was also fun, I liked reading about their interaction. All in all this was a pretty great book!

The characters were just a lot of fun to read about and the story was so easy to read. I have been trudging through my ARCs but this one was a breeze to read. I liked the characters and I wanted to see how this book would end. I actually ended up reading it in one day, it was just that good! I would totally recommend Matched with her Fake Fiance. I am also really excited for the next book, I have no idea who it will be about but I cannot wait!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

To Catch a Suitor

About the Book:

To Catch A Suitor: A Regency Romance (Dalton Family Book 2) by [Sarah Adams]

Title: To Catch a Suitor
Author: Sarah Adams
Release Date:
March 1, 2020
Genre: Historical Romance

Love is patient, love is kind. Elizabeth, however, is quite finished with both of those virtues.

Elizabeth Ashburn is sure of two things: She is in love with her best friend, and he is not in love with her. Tired of wasting her feelings on a man who only sees her as Little Lizzie, she sets out for her first London Season with the intent of pushing Oliver Turner out of her heart. It is time to focus on making a match with a gentleman who will love her in return. Elizabeth is determined to quiet her adventurous heart and catch the attention of the man Society has deemed the Unobtainable.

If only Oliver wouldn’t turn up around every corner, sweeping her off her feet, rescuing her from one unfortunate mishap after another. How is she supposed to forget him if he is always reminding her of why she adores him?

Oliver Turner is sure of two things: He is deeply in love with Lizzie, and he must let her go.

Book Review:

I had read To Con a Gentleman and I knew that I had to read To Catch a Suitor to see what would happen to Oliver and Elizabeth. I was so happy with the outcome! To Catch a Suitor is the second book in Sarah Adams, Dalton Family series. This book is set closely after To Con a Gentleman, it was very much like the first book and yet it had its own charms.

I liked Elizabeth a lot, I felt really bad for her as she tried to figure out what it meant to live in society. She tried so hard to get over Oliver and to prove to him and herself that she was a lady. But she couldn’t change herself, she was perfect just the way she was. I loved how strong Elizabeth was, but that she also had doubts.

I wanted to hit Oliver over the head multiple times, but I also really liked him. He tried so hard, he just wanted what was best for Elizabeth. He had a bad relationship with his father, so he feared for the man he would become. But he was a kind man and he really cared for people, especially the Dalton family. He had to learn to get over his past and embrace his future. 

I really felt like Oliver and Elizabeth competed with each other. He allowed her to be herself. And she helped him trust others. They were cute together and I really liked how they were friends first. I also really liked having Rose and Carver. They made this book so much better and it was so cool to see them together. 

This was another laugh-out-loud book and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book, I can’t wait to see what else Sarah writes!

The Fake Date

About the Book:

The Fake Date (Brides of Beaufort Book 4) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: The Fake Date
Series: Brides of Beaufort #4
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: June 29th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My rules as Mr. Fake Date? Weddings only. Kissing has a surcharge. And catching feelings is absolutely forbidden. What could go wrong?

As a professional wedding date, I have strict boundaries.

Feelings make things messy, and I need this side gig because my pay as an active-duty Marine isn’t nearly enough to cover my old man’s medical bills.

Then my pops shocks me with one of those gut-wrenching “Make me a promise, son” kinda talks, saying he wants me to give up this fake-dating business and find something real.

But then the bookish stunner I’ve been low-key crushing on for over a year suddenly needs my services.

And even though this gorgeous woman and her beautifully different brain could be the one to make me risk it all, I’ll be her perfect fake date … and then I’ll walk away.

Because despite the promise I made to my pops, I won’t fall in love with her only to lose her like I’ve lost everybody else.

I can’t.

Book Review:

I always love love love Jess Mastorakos books and this was just another amazing book! The Fake Date is about Lyndi and it is the fourth book in Jess Mastorakos’ Brides of Beaufort series. 

I loved learning more about Lyndi. She had been in previous books but you did not know that much about her. I loved Lyndi’s little quirks and the things that made her different. She was introverted, a bookworm, and overthink everything. She was just such a relatable character. It was fun to read about Lyndi as she figured out how to be herself and how to let others in. She was a wonderful character. Lyndi would have to figure out if Beau was worth the uncertainty of life, he was a Marine and there was no guarantee of where he would end up. 

Beau was also a sweetheart. I was so excited to see that he was going to end up with Lyndi. Beau was a fake date for hire but he was also kind. He did enjoy his side job but he never let anyone in. He had lost people at a young age and he was guarded. However when he agrees to fake date Lyndi, he finds himself opening up. She had a way of breaking down his walls. Beau will have to decide if Lyndi is worth it and if he is willing to risk love. 

Beau and Lyndi were a sweet couple. I really liked how they were able to connect with each other and how they truly saw the other person. Beau and Lyndi were both people who put up walls but around each other they could be themselves. The romance was so sweet and cute. They did have some bumps to go over especially since they were fake dating. However I never felt like the book was awkward or moving too fast or slow. 

The side characters were fun and I love seeing cameos. Mastorakos does cameos so well! The relationship between the main group of friends is always a lot of fun because they get each other. I am super excited for the next book! Chase has been a side character in so many books and it is cool that he finally gets his own book!

The Fake Date was amazing as Mastorakos’ books always are! I would definitely recommend this book! I am also counting down the days until the next book, The Contract.The Fake Date is a clean contemporary Marine romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Almost Everything

About the Book:

Almost Everything: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 2) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: Almost Everything
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #2
Author: Mandi Blake
Release Date: June 17th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Her fairytale ending turns into a disaster. Can her brother’s best friend convince her that she was chasing the wrong happily ever after?

Everly Cooper had it all. A successful fiancé, a dream home being built, and the life she always wanted away from the spotlight.

And then it all crashed and burned… publicly, and her brother’s best friend, Blake, was all too eager to race to her rescue.

Blake Lawson left the world of professional football for the small town life five years ago. His friend, Ridge, needed help, and being closer to Everly was more than just a bonus. He’d been silently in love with his best friend’s sister for years. He had everything he could possibly want, except her.

Blake refuses to watch her cry over a man who didn’t deserve her. He’s ready to fess up to Everly and show her how a real man treats the woman he loves.

When Blake’s plan to win her heart backfires, he’ll have to figure out what loving someone really means before he loses Everly forever.

Almost Everything is the second book in the Christian romance Wolf Creek Ranch series.

Book Review:

This was just a sweet book! I enjoy reading Mandi Blake’s books because they always shine Christ throughout the book and they have happily ever afters. Almost Everything was another wonderful book! I was excited to see how this book would turn out and it was really good!

Everly was such a sweet character, she was really thoughtful and kind. I liked Everly from the beginning and I felt so bad for her as she tried to pick up the pieces of her life. She had everything until it all crashed and burned. I loved how strong Everly was and how she tried to lean on God even when her life felt crazy. However Everly also had to learn how to stand up for herself and how to rest in God’s plan.

Blake was a fun character. He had loved Everly for a long time but he stayed away because she was engaged. However now she was single but she was also reeling from her break up. I liked how honorable Blake was and how he respected Everly. He didn’t try to push his feelings on her. It was cute to read about him interacting with Everly and seeing how much he liked her. He really cared for and he wanted her to be happy. Blake would have to learn how to listen to Everly and not just try to fix things for her. 

Blake and Everly were fun to read about together. They had an easy chemistry especially because they had a lot of history together. Blake was Everly’s brother’s best friend and he was also her friend. I liked the easy interactions. It was interesting to read about them falling in love and working through their struggles. They had a lot of hurdles to jump over. 

I really liked the side characters and I spotted at least two different books in the making! I liked Everly’s brother, Ridge, and I am super excited for him to get his own book. It looks like there is going to be quite a story. 

Almost Everything was a lovely read and I would totally recommend it! The characters are sweet and I love how faith is woven so seamlessly into the story. Almost Everything is a clean Christian contemporary romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Edward and Amelia

About the Book:

Edward and Amelia by [Karen Thornell]

Title: Edward and Amelia
Author: Karen Thornell
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: June 6th, 2022
Genre: Regency Romance

The last thing Amelia Kennington wants is to participate in the London Season. But the daughter of a duke is not afforded such opinions. She must put forth a subdued facade, but beneath it is a well-hidden fire that surfaces only when provoked—such as when an overly familiar gentleman startles her and she falls into the Serpentine.

Edward Drayton, the Earl of Norwich, has gained a reputation as Society’s most decorated rake. And while there are benefits to such a reputation, it no longer gives him the satisfaction it once did. This Season, he plans to find a wife—except she seems to find him instead. And she is nothing like he expected.

Scandal is inevitable following Edward and Amelia’s ill-conceived meeting, forcing them to marry. Amelia’s disdain for this man she hardly knows is more than clear, and Edward’s pride is wounded before their marriage has even truly begun. Yet, against all odds, the two slowly let their guard down, discovering the truth of who they married. But when Society gossip, a sister’s jealousy, and long-held secrets threaten their budding relationship, the unlikely couple must determine if their unconventional love is strong enough to withstand the opposition they face.

Book Review:

This book was just too cute! I loved everything about it. Edward and Amelia is Karen Thornell’s second regency book, and it was even better than her first! Edward and Amelia is such a fun book. Marriages of convenience are one of my favorite troupes and this was just amazing!

Okay so first I loved the characters; they felt so real and relatable. I was able to connect with them right from the start. They were fascinating to read about, and I loved seeing behind their walls. The plot was absolutely fantastic and I loved reading about Edward and Amelia connecting. There were just a lot of amazing moments, and the side characters were also lovely. 

Amelia was super sweet but she was also fiery and full of life. I felt for her as she had to endure her family. It was fun to read about her interacting with Edward, there were times when she was able to be herself. I loved Amelia from the beginning and I really enjoyed her growth throughout the book. She learned to be herself and to trust Edward. But Amelia will have to decide if she is willing to risk her heart for love. 

Ah, Edward, poor Edward. He had a lot going and honestly he was a mess at times but I adored him. Edward had been putting up a front for society for so long and now he was trying to figure out who he truly was. Edward didn’t believe in marriage and yet he found himself married to Amelia. There were times when he started to believe it could work, but Edward had to learn to fight for Amelia and figure out how to love her.

All in all, this book was simply amazing! I would totally recommend it! I loved everything about it, the characters were engaging and the story was interesting. I read it in one day. Edward and Amelia is a clean regency romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.

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Almost Sure

About the Book:

Almost Sure: A Sweet Small Town Billionaire Romance (Back to Silver Ridge Book 3) by [Claire Cain]

Title: Almost Sure
Series: Back to Silver Ridge #3
Author: Claire Cain
Release Date: June 22nd, 2022
Genre: Closed Door Contemporary Romance

When an oddball billionaire sets his eye on the local songstress and single mom, they’re Almost Sure.

I want Quinn Darling with an intensity I’ve never felt, but she won’t have me. So what do I do? I make a move she can’t ignore.

Sure, it may seem like I hold the cards, but she has all the power. The reality is, I’ve fallen for the one woman I can’t charm with money or material things. The more I learn about her, the more I admire her. And the more I try to buy her affection, the faster I seem to fall from her grace.

She says she wants to know the real me—the man behind the billions. But I know better. For a woman like her, I’ll never be enough.

Book Review:

Ahhh, I just adored this book! It was simply perfect. Almost Sure is the third book in Claire Cain’s Back to Silver Ridge. This was just so much fun! I have been waiting for Julian to get his own book and it was just as good as I had hoped.

Quinn was a fun character, she was stubborn and knew how to get her way but she was also at the end of her rope. Quinn was trying to do so much and she just didn’t know if she could handle it anymore. But she still tried. It was sweet to read about Julian trying to help her and Quinn learning to let him. She was warrying of trusting people, but Julian managed to break past her walls. However Quinn will have to learn that accepting help from others isn’t a bad thing and that she doesn’t have to do everything on her own.

Julian was such an interesting character. He had a lot of quirks and it was cool to finally get to know more about him. Although he came off a bit standoffish, he was kind and he cared for those around him. I really liked Julian and it was fun to read about him interacting with Quinn and to read his thoughts. Julian had to work through what it would mean to love Quinn and if it was worth it. 

The characters were on point and it was so fun to get to know Quinn and to see Jamie again. I love getting to see old characters. Quinn’s daughter, Cara was also a great addition to the book. I found her relationship with Julian so sweet. The romance was so sweet and I really liked the progression. It did not feel too fast or rushed. Quinn and Julian were so different and yet they were perfect for each other. They were able to be themselves and trust the other to still love them. 

Almost Sure was a wonderful book. The characters were engaging and I was drawn into the story from the beginning. I really enjoyed this book and I am beyond excited for the next one. Almost Sure is a closed door contemporary romance.  

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

An Unlikely Alliance

About the Book:

An Unlikely Alliance: An Uplifting Inspirational Romance (K-9 Companions Book 7) by [Toni Shiloh]

Title: An Unlikely Alliance
Series: K-9 Companions #7
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 28th, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

To save her animal shelter,
She’ll have to work with her biggest foe…

With her emotional support dog at her side, Jalissa Tucker will do whatever it takes to ensure the survival of the local animal rescue—even ally herself with her nemesis, firefighter Jeremy Rider. As working together dredges up old hurts, putting the past aside could be the key to their future joy. But can Jalissa resist falling for the man she’s always considered the enemy?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Book Review:

This was a great read! It took me a bit to read it, but once I really took the time to start it I really enjoyed it. An Unlikely Alliance is written by Toni Shiloh. This book is standalone but it does have some old characters from An Unlikely Proposal. I always love Toni Shiloh’s books so I was super excited to read this one!

Jalissa was kind of hard for me to get at first. She was a bit abrupt and generally saw things only one way, but I grew to like her as I got to know her better. Jalissa was stubborn but she was also kind, she really cared for the animals at the shelter and she would do anything for them. I also liked learning about Jalissa’s anxiety and how it did not define her as a character, but how it did not shy away from it. Jalissa was rough around the edges because of her past, but she learned to trust God and what it meant to forgive. 

I thought that Rider was the sweetest! He worked hard to care for those around him and he had a heart for kids who had experienced bullying. Rider was kind and he worked hard, I liked how he tried to understand Jalissa and be open. His past made him wary of her but he was willing to put it aside to help the kids who had experienced bullying at SAFE. 

Jalissa and Rider had a rough start, they did not like each other at all. However they were willing to put aside their differences to save the animal shelter and SAFE. It was fun to read about them interacting and seeing them fall in love. They were enemies to lovers, and were drawn together by the same cause. The storyline was interesting and I was interested to see how Jalissa and Rider were going to be able to raise money in order to save the animal shelter and SAFE. 

An Unlikely Alliance was an enjoyable read! It was fun to see old characters too! I liked how Shiloh was able to weave faith and forgiveness so seamlessly into the book. I would definitely recommend this book! An Unlikely Alliance is a clean Christian contemporary romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Ensnared

About the Book:

Ensnared (Knights of Brethren Book 3) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Ensnared
Series: Knights of Brethren #3
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Release Date: June 14th, 2022
Genre: YA Historical Romance

During a time when legends were born . . .

ENSNARED

A poor maidservant struggling to survive, a brave knight who secretly loves her, and a chalice that has the power to unite them.

Nursemaid to the Earl of Likness’s two young daughters, Mikaela despises the earl for his cruelty to his subjects, and she longs for the day when she can make a difference in the lives of her suffering friends and family.

As one of the Knights of Brethren, Gunnar is on a mission to find the sacred chalice for the queen, convinced it’s the cure for her deadly bleeding disease. His quest takes him home, and he soon learns his brother, the earl, may know more about the chalice than he lets on.

As Gunnar reunites with Mikaela, the maiden he’s always loved, he tries to keep his feelings for her a secret, desperate to protect her from his brother. But as they venture into the perilous Hardanger Forest and battle to survive, will Gunnar realize her love is worth fighting for?

Book Review:

I have a book hangover; this was just so good! This book did not disappoint! Ensnared is the third book in Jody Hedlund’s Knights of Brethren series. I have been eagerly awaiting this one and it was of course wonderful! Ensnared follows Gunnar as he searches for the holy grail. His journey will take him home, home to the only woman who has ever held his heart, Mikaela.

I really liked the characters in this book. Both Mikaela and Gunnar endeared themselves to me from the beginning. Mikaela was such a strong female character and yet she knew when she had to be silent. She was a servant to an evil man, but she tried to stay true to herself and protect her family. Mikaela had to learn to trust God and Gunnar even when things felt crazy. She had to fight for what she believed in and hope for a better future. 

Gunnar was another awesome character; I loved reading about his development and growth. He had always tried to hide from his brother, slipping under the radar. But when he came home again, he knew that he would have to stand up for himself especially if he wanted to protect the woman that he loved. Gunnar had to fight for what’s right even if it meant going against his brother. He had to learn that sometimes taking the first step of faith is the hardest especially when it means going against your family.

Gunnar and Mikaela were cute together. They had history, but it was also soured by deceit. They had to learn to trust each other again and how to fight for their love. Gunnar and Mikaela also had to figure out how to keep their friends and family safe from the evil overlord. Will they be able to come together and save not only each other but also Mikaela’s family?

I really enjoyed the plot and I was engaged throughout the whole story. The characters were great and I am super excited for the next book. I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how Gunnar and Mikaela were going to end up together. They were facing so many odds. All in all, this book was amazing.

I loved, loved, loved Ensnared and I would totally recommend it! It was a wonderful addition to the series. It could be read standalone, but I think that it is best read in the series. Ensnared is a medieval YA book inspired by the stories of King Arther and his knights. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

Engaging Emma

About the Book:

Engaging Emma by [Elle M. Adams]

Title: Engaging Emma
Author: Elle M. Adams
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: May 2nd, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

As a successful doctor in Los Angeles, Tucker Madsen left his small-town roots behind long ago, trading his flannel shirts for a glossy lifestyle and a beautiful fiancée. But when his mother requests his help to sell the family farm, Tucker reluctantly returns to a place that holds more memories than he cares to admit. Normal, Missouri, was the site of the golden days of childhood—and the blush of first love. 

Tucker fell in love with Emma McAllister at seventeen, but when youthful promises of forever ended in heartbreak, he and Emma both moved on. Or so they thought. When they are unexpectedly reunited at the Madsen family farm, both are unprepared for the rush of feelings that brings into question everything they thought they knew. They could never have imagined that now, years after they were torn apart, fate would offer them a second chance in the place where it all began. But when faced with the realities of the separate lives they’ve built, history seems doomed to repeat itself.

Book Review:

This was a fun debut novel. I have to admit that it took me a little while to get into the story, but once I really started it I ended up enjoying it. Engaging Emma is written by Elle M Adams and it is a clean contemporary romance. 

Emma was an interesting character. I did not really connect with her but I was able to get to know her. She had been hurt before and she was just trying to protect herself and build a life for herself. I did feel for her as she worked to run her company well. I loved how she cared for the people around her, especially Miss Lily. Emma had to learn to forgive and also how to let people past her walls. The past did not have to define her. 

Okay so Tucker, I did like. I felt bad for him. He tried hard to care for his family but he was also dealing with guilt. Tucker had left his grandmother’s town and in a sense never looked back. He wanted to leave those memories behind but he never recovered from his summer romance with Emma. Tucker had to figure out what he wanted in life and make sacrifices for the things that are most important to him. 

Tucker and Emma were second chance lovers so they had a lot of hurt to work through. There were things that were out of their control and they had to learn to work together again. It was interesting to read about them interacting and getting to know each other for a second time. They had a lot of ground to cover, but in the end it was sweet. 

The side characters were a lot of fun! I thought that Miss Lily, Tucker’s grandmother, had quite the personality. Nina, Emma’s best friend, was also a nice addition to the series. 

Overall, I enjoyed Engaging Emma and I am excited to see what else Adams writes. Engaging Emma is a wholesome, clean contemporary romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.