12 to 22: POV you Wake Up in the Future

About the Book:

12 to 22: POV You Wake Up in the Future! by [Jen Calonita]

Title: 12 to 22: POV You Wake Up in the Future
Author: Jen Calonita
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: August 16th 2022
Genre: Middle Grade

A smart and funny modern day 13 Going on 30 from New York Times bestselling author Jen Calonita! A tween girl finds out it is like to be 22 when she jumps in time with the help of a mysterious TikTok filter.

Turning 12 1/2 shouldn’t be the most exciting birthday in the world. It’s a half birthday after all. But Harper is thrilled because she is getting the biggest gift of all: her parent’s approval to finally get social media accounts. 
 
Except when she goes to post her first photo, there is a filter she has never heard of before. One that shows you what you will look like when you are older. Curious, Harper clicks on it…but ends up flash forwarding in time to when she is 22. 
 
She will quickly find that being in her twenties means the freedom she always wanted, money for the glow up she didn’t know she needed and working for her idol! But Harper soon discovers a lot more has changed than she expected—including the person she wants to be. Will Harper be able to use the filter to get the life of her dreams? Or will there be more glitches?

Book Review:

This was a super fun, light book! I have to admit there’s something about middle grade that is just so satisfying. And this book was simply perfection! It’s not super angsty, but it still has some of that fun middle school drama 😉

I was honestly a little worried when I saw that this was based off of 13 Going on 30. That romcom was a lot of fun, but I thought that there would be some inappropriate and unnecessary content for kids. Thankfully, this is a super clean read with only a sweet, barely mentioned kiss. Now, on to the actual story.

Harper was a relatable protagonist. She was trying to learn how to stand up for herself and be herself. I think a lot of girls will relate to her desire to be popular, and I think in some ways important. She wants to be grown up, but as she goes throughout the book, she realizes being 22 is not what she thought it would be. I think it’s an important lesson for kids to learn especially since Harper’s really into social media. I love the fact that Calonita doesn’t totally hate on social media or even try to make a huge life lesson about it. But throughout the book, Harper realizes that no one’s life is perfect even when it looks tlike it, and she gets to choose how she lives her teens.

This is a fast paced book, and a lot of stuff happens quickly. But Harper has her little sister, Reese to help her along the way. I liked Reese, and it was sweet to see her help Harper. She definitely had a strong personality, and her honesty helped Harper be better. I was happy with how Ava and Zach came back too! It was sweet to read a middle grade book more about sisterhood and friendship rather than boys. Zach played a small role in the story, but Harper’s crush on him wasn’t the biggest deal.

Celia was definitely a piece of work. I would have liked a redemption arc for her, but this is a short book. I loved Saya’s arc though. I think it’s cool to see the stereotypical sidekick have a heart and a brain 🙂 I loved this book! I would totally recommend it to any tweenage girls. It was exactly the light, fluffy read I needed!

Highlights:

No language 

Light romance (one sweet kiss)

No innuendos 

Conventional family values 

Importance of speaking up/learning how to communicate with authority 

Sweet female friendships

Excellent redemption arcs

Positive but practical spin on social media

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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Lord Farleigh and Miss Frost

About the Book:

Lord Farleigh and Miss Frost: A Regency Romance (Clairvoir Castle Romances Book 4) by [Sally Britton]

Title: Lord Farleigh and Miss Frost
Series: Clairvoir Castle #3
Author: Sally Britton
Release Date: September 21st, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

An Irish miss and a duke’s son have little in common, but Christmas at the castle has a way of bringing the most unlikely people together.


Isleen Frost wishes her family had stayed in Dublin for Christmas but understands it would have been folly to decline an invitation to the Duke of Montfort’s Christmastide house party. Isleen refuses to allow the opulent castle and powerful duke to impress her. But the duke’s eldest son, Lord Farleigh, is another matter entirely.

Raised as the heir to a duke, Simon Dinard, Lord Farleigh, has learned to project a calm self-assurance despite an inner fear he will never be as confident a leader as his father. When a friendly wager and a spirited Irish lady challenge all his unspoken thoughts, he determines to prove her wrong—and ignore the growing attraction between them.

Christmas celebrations at the castle are always full of surprises, but Isleen and Simon are not at all prepared for the feelings the season inspires between them. An Irish miss and a duke’s son have no business falling in love. But the magic of sleigh rides, snow-covered hills, and mistletoe might change their minds…

Book Review:

Such a perfect holiday read from Sally Britton! I love this series, it is the perfect gentle romance for a stressful season. I got this book right after my midterms and it was a lovely treat to read. The Clairvoir Castle series follows the inhabitants of Clairvoir Castle as they find their path in life and find love!  

Isleen Frost would rather spend Christmas at home in Dublin, than in England, but knows the foolishness of declining the invitation to the Duke of Montfort’s Christmas party. She is determined to not let the powerful duke or the stunning castle impress her, but the duke’s son, Lord Farleigh is a surprise to her. Simon Dinard, Lord Farleigh has learned to project a calm self-assuredness as the heir to duke, but he has an inner fear that he will never be as confident a leader as his father. A friendly wager with the spirited Irish lady visiting the castle challenges him, even as he tries to ignore the growing attraction between them. The Christmas celebrations at the castle are full of surprises, but an Irish miss and a duke’s son have no business falling in love. Will the magic of sleigh rides and mistletoe change their minds?

As always, an amazing book from Sally Britton! I was so excited to read Simon’s book after meeting him in the previous books! He seemed very sweet and a great brother to the rest of the siblings. I am happy to report that he is just as sweet as I thought! He is finding his place as the heir, standing in the shadows of his noble and powerful father. He was definitely a relatable character in that sense. I appreciated his sense of responsibility, even though he tended to take things a bit too seriously. But Simon found a match in Isleen! She was so fun! I loved her spirit and intelligence. She was confident and opinionated, but still very thoughtful. I appreciated the positive relationship she had with her family as well. The two of them were super cute together! They could have meaningful conversations, but also brought out the playfulness in each other.

Through wagers and Christmas celebrations, Simon and Isleen grew closer. I liked how they had a chance to spend time together in different settings and the support of returning characters. One of my favorite things about the series is seeing old friends again. This book definitely brought back some fun characters and I enjoyed seeing them in different spaces. Nearly all the characters were there and it was so funny reading their interactions. The story moved along pretty quickly and as said before, it is meant to be a gentle romance, so although there is some excitement, overall it is a sweet and clean book. I would definitely recommend it to readers 13 and up. It is part of a series, but can be read as a standalone.

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.

How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss

About the Book:

How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brother Book 2) by [Jenny Proctor]

Title: How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss
Series: How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brother #2
Author: Jenny Proctor
Publisher: Four Petal Press
Release Date: November 1st, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Perry Hawthorne is my boss. Only my boss. And I do NOT have a crush.

When one of THE Hawthorne brothers—known by their chiseled jawlines and their family-run farm and event center—hires me to be his virtual assistant, I do everything I can to keep him firmly in the work zone.

His grumpy demeanor helps.

His smoking hot profile picture does not.

But even if I do have a crush (a very tiny one), I can’t catch real feelings for a million different reasons.

Besides the whole business part of our relationship, I’m a single mom. I have to think about what’s best for my son, Jack. And my grumpy, divorced, humorless boss isn’t exactly giving me “ready to be a stepdad” vibes.

When Perry upgrades me from virtual to in-person assistant, I wonder if I’ve gotten him all wrong. He’s actually pretty great with Jack. And with me? Let’s just say the chemistry crackling between us might vaporize all my reasons for keeping my distance.

Trouble is, after his messy divorce, I’m not sure Perry’s ready to bet on a new relationship. But it isn’t just my heart that’s on the line. It’s Jack’s, too. And after everything we went through before my husband died, I’m not sure that’s a gamble I’m ready to take, no matter how desperate Jack is for a daddy.

How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss is a sweet romantic comedy with all the sizzling kisses you want in a closed-door romance but no explicit scenes.

Book Review:

This was such a fun book! I mean I was really excited for it but it exceeded my expectations. I love the grumpy/sunshine trope and this book was perfect. How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss is the second book in Jenny Proctor’s How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brothers Series. This series has been wonderful and I am super excited for the next book.

Oh, Perry. I felt so bad for Perry, he was just trying so hard to control things. But life was throwing him upside down. Perry was the grumpy brother but he had a heart of gold and he loved his family. He fell hard and fast for Lila and she really managed to shock up his world. Perry had to learn that he didn’t have to be perfect to make things work with Lila. He had to learn to enjoy life and just hope for the best.

Lila was also an amazing character. She was so funny to read about. She was a single mom just doing her best to care for her kid. She never expected to fall for her virtual grumpy boss, but life had other plans. She met Perry and she was smitten but she was also careful because of her son, Jack. I really liked Lila and how she was reasonable but she also saw the best in life. She cared for Perry but she also had to put her son first, which I admire. Lila had to learn to trust Perry and maybe learn that her wishes could come true.

Lila and Perry were so cute together! I really enjoyed their interactions and their fun banter. Jack was just so sweet and I loved reading about his interactions with Perry. He was a fun little kid. The Hawthorne family really just adds to the story and I enjoyed reading the sibling banter and advice. I love books with siblings that love each other and honestly want the best for each other. The story was sweet and I was rooting for Perry and Lila as they tried to work out their relationship.

How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss was even better than the first book! I would definitely recommend it! I would recommend it to those at least 13 years and up because it is a closed door romance. I am also beyond excited for How to Kiss Your Enemy! How to Kiss Your Grumpy Boss is a closed door 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.

Just be Cool, Jenna Sakai

About the Book:

Just Be Cool, Jenna Sakai by [Debbi Michiko Florence]

Title: Keep it Together, Keiko Carter
Author: Debbi Michiko Florence
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: August 3rd, 2020
Genre: Middle Grade Novel

“Heartbreak is for suckers.” — Jenna Sakai

When Jenna gets dumped over winter break, it confirms what she learned from her parents’ messy divorce: Relationships are risky and only lead to disappointment. So even though she still has to see her ex-boyfriend Elliott at newspaper club, Jenna is going to be totally heartless this semester — no boys, just books.

But keeping her cool isn’t always easy. Jenna’s chief competition for a big journalism scholarship is none other than Elliott. Her best friend Keiko always seems busy with her own boyfriend. And cute-but-incredibly-annoying Rin Watanabe keeps stealing her booth at the diner she’s been hiding at every day after school. Rin is every bit as stubborn and detached as Jenna. And the more Jenna gets to know him, the more intriguing a mystery he seems. Soon Jenna is starting to realize that being a loner is kind of, well, lonely. And letting people in might just be a risk worth taking.

Book Review:

This was an adorable coming of age, romance story! I’m a huge fan of this genre, and while I do think middle school is a little too young to be thinking of romance, I still enjoyed this book. And I loved how it wasn’t just about romance. Jenna had to learn some important life lessons too and reconnect with her family.

Jenna Sakai is over love. After a fresh breakup with her boyfriend, all she wants to do is win her newspaper competition and forget about ever opening her heart again. But when everything with her family, friends, and even a cute new boy starts falling apart will she be able to keep her heart closed off?

The first thing that drew me to these books were the Asian main characters. This is a companion novel to Keep it Together Keiko Carter. I loved that book! And I loved how it wasn’t about her being Asian. I think we need more books about Asians getting to do everyday, normal things because it shows that they can be the main characters. Jenna, Rin, and Keiko are all Asian-Americans with completely different personalities and I loved them all!

Honestly, while I understood Jenna, I had a hard time connecting with her. I loved her drive and passion, and I think so many girls will relate to her. But I was able to empathize and understand Keiko more. However, I still adored her as a main character. I loved her growth and how she apologized and admitted her faults. I think that showed real maturity and also teaches young girls that being a strong woman means having the strength to apologize.

Rin was so sweet! He fit Jenna in a lot of ways, and they were able to push each other without being too similar. They were similar enough that they understood the other person, but they also listened to one another. And I loved how Leigh gently pushed them together. Leigh and her diner were a fantastic addition to the story!

The family drama felt very real, and I’m sure a lot of kids will be able to relate. I’m glad the parents were given a redemption arc, and the author emphasized the importance of talking about your feelings. This was a sweet, cute story that gently teaches middle schoolers about the significance of not closing yourself off to other people and how to maintain relationships. I loved it! Definitely would recommend it to any middle schoolers or even older kids 🙂 It’s a clean read without any unnecessary mature topics added in.

The Call of the Sea

About the Book:

The Call of the Sea by [Sian Ann Bessey]

Title: The Call of the Sea
Author: Sian Ann Bessey
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: November 1st, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

A Viking Historical Romance

On the eve of her betrothal to a nobleman she’s never met, Rhiannon seeks comfort on the shores of the sea she loves so well. But instead of offering peace to her uneasy heart, the ocean heralds doom with the arrival of dreaded Viking ships. A vicious raid leads to the death of her beloved father and leaves Rhiannon’s life in tatters. Heartbroken, she travels to Ynys Môn, where she takes up residence at the royal court of Owain Gwynedd.

Leif loves voyaging on the open water. As the son of a Viking chief, he’s accustomed to his people’s practice of plundering and looting. But when one of his companions ruthlessly kills an old man in front of the man’s beautiful daughter, Leif is haunted by the memory. Desperate to find forgiveness for the atrocity he allowed to occur, he’s offered a chance at redemption through the kindly teachings of an Irish priest and the unexpected arrival of a royal fugitive. Suddenly thrust into the midst of the Cymry’s political turmoil, Leif is reunited with the dead man’s daughter—Rhiannon. Forced to work side by side to uncover the truth behind the turmoil, they come to discover that love can grow from even the most tragic of beginnings. But with such incompatible backgrounds, surely a future together can never be theirs.

Book Review:

First of all, this cover is stunning and of course the story was amazing! Sian Ann Bessey is a wonderful author and her books are always awesome. I was excited to read this book and it did not disappoint. The Call of the Sea is a Norse Romance and oh so exciting. 

Rhiannon was lovely. She had gone through much, losing her parents and yet she still sought to be kind. Rhiannon was trying to figure out what was going on in her life, she had lost not only her father but her home. Rhiannon was an easy character to read about, she felt relatable. Rhiannon had to learn to forgive those who had harmed her, never knowing that there might be some good in the Vikings. 

Lief was just a wonderful character. I loved his growth and his kindness. He knew that plugging a place was evil so he tried to change and make amends for his mistakes. Lief had to learn to look towards the future, learning from his mistakes in his past. I love how Lief still tried to help others and how he sought to do what was good even when he was trying to figure out what he believed. 

I liked the romance between Rhiannon and Lief. Although they were basically enemies, it did not feel rushed or stilted. Rhiannon had to learn to trust Lief before they could even hope to be friends. The plot was also so interesting and I was engaged in the story the whole time. There was so much going on and I wanted to see how the story was going to end. 

This book had it all, excitement, mystery and romance. The characters were also a lot of fun. I loved reading about the character’s growth. I also love how Bessey was able to weave faith into her book. This was just a stunning story. The Call of the Sea is a thrilling book and it needs to be on your TBR. The Call of the Sea is a clean historical 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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How to Kiss Your Best Friend

About the Book:

How to Kiss Your Best Friend: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brother Book 1) by [Jenny Proctor]

Title: How to Kiss Your Best Friend
Series: How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brother #1
Author: Jenny Proctor
Publisher: Four Petal Press
Release Date: May 24th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

He’s a hot high school chemistry teacher living in a small town. She’s a globetrotting journalist running from her past. They used to be best friends. Then one kiss changes everything.

Kate Fletcher is my kryptonite.

She’s also my best friend. Former best friend?

I’m not sure what you call it when we grew up attached at the hip and then she left Silver Creek (and me) to travel the world.

The important thing is: Kate is back. (Temporarily.)

And I’m still in love with her. (Permanently.)

But something is different now. The attraction doesn’t seem one-sided. I don’t think I’m imagining the heat in Kate’s eyes or the chemistry crackling between us.

But will that be enough to keep Kate here, when, for as long as I can remember, all she’s wanted to do is leave?

I’m determined to give her a reason to stay. Family. Connection. Roots. And me. I’ll have to start with sparks and fire, but if I take this step, there’s no turning back to simple friendship. And if she doesn’t feel the same way, I might lose her again—this time for good.

Book Review:

This was just too cute! I have not read many of Jenny Proctor’s books but I am now adding all of her books to my TBR. How to Kiss Your Best Friend is the first book in Jenny Proctor’s new series, How to Kiss a Hawthorne Brother. I have not read many friends-to-lovers books but I enjoy this troupe when done well, and this one was perfect. 

Kate was just trying to see the world, she ran away from Silver Creek as fast as she could. But now she is back home and suddenly her best friend, Brody, seems different. I loved Kate, she was just trying to find herself and her home. I enjoyed reading from her perspective. She wanted a place to call home but she just didn’t know what that meant. Brody was her steady place, but suddenly everything was all upended when she began to see him differently. It was cute to read about her interacting with Brody and finally seeing him. Kate had to figure out what she was running from before she could think of a relationship with Brody.

Ahhh, Brody was just sweet. He had loved Kate for as long as he could remember and he just wanted her to be happy. But he was also trying to figure out if it was time to move on. I adored Brody, he was just a great guy. However he was struggling because he didn’t know what to do about Kate and to make matters worse he was dealing with things at work. Brody had to figure out what it meant to love Kate and if it would be worth it. 

I loved Brody and Kate’s relationship. They were friends and they had great chemistry. It was so fun to read about them falling in love and their interactions. I loved the dialogue in this book. I also enjoyed the pace of their romance, it did not feel rushed or drawn out. They were both figuring things out as they fell in love. 

I just loved the characters and was drawn into the story! Also the side characters were so much fun and I am beyond excited for the next books. How to Kiss Your Best Friend is a wonderful book and definitely a must read. How to Kiss Your Best Friend is a rom-com closed door friends-to-lovers 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.

Love On Display

About the Book:

Love on Display: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Wonder Boys Book 3) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love on Display
Series: The Wonder Boys #3
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: November 18th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

They’re sworn enemies. They also happen to be incredibly attracted to one another.

After bonding at a half-marathon, rival gym owners Cam and Kailani discover the person they thought could be their soulmate turns out to be the reason their respective businesses are failing. When a heat-of-the-moment kiss leads to the pair becoming viral sensations, they pretend to be a couple to keep up interest despite the hatred they feel toward each other.

But new clients are not the only thing drawn in by the star-crossed lovers’ fake relationship. They also grab the attention of a famous fitness mogul who tells them he wants to sponsor one of their gyms. The catch? One of them has to beat the other in a televised competition.

With undeniable attraction pulling the two together for real, Cam and Kailani agree to set their differences aside and enjoy the time they get to spend together while competing. Each new challenge becomes a chance for the two of them to get to know each other better, but their pasts keep getting in the way.

Unless they can learn to truly trust each other, not even a miracle can save a relationship that was doomed from the start.

Love on Display is a sweet, closed door romantic comedy that can be read as a standalone or as part of the series.

Book Review:

Cam’s book is here! The next in the Wonder Boys romances, Love on Display features rival gym owners Cam and Kailani who after bonding at a half-marathon, find out that the other person is the reason their respective businesses are failing. A heat-of-the-moment kiss pushes them into going viral and they decide to pretend to be a couple to keep the interest up. The attention brings not only new clients, but a famous fitness mogul who wants to sponsor one of their gyms, after one of them beats the other in a televised competition. With their undeniable attraction and the connection they feel, Cam and Kailani agree to set aside their differences and enjoy the time they have together. Each challenge brings them closer, but their pasts seem to get in the way. Will they be able to trust each other, so they can have a future?

I flew through this book! It was even better than I hoped! Cam was such a sweetheart and I really empathized with him from the first chapter. He had such a big heart and a lot to grow in, but he was so cute with Kailani. I loved how they supported and opened up with one another. I also enjoyed watching Cam’s friendships with the Wonder Boys. I feel like every book I get to know them better, seeing their group through different sets of eyes. Cam’s sensitivity was something that I do not see a lot in romcoms, especially in these confident and athletic types. He had his own issues to work through and relied on his friends, especially Kit (who I already love and whose book I am so excited for!), for counsel and support. Kailani was also such an inspirational character! Strong, capable, running her own business! She was trying so hard to be a good sister and daughter, but had so much hurt bottled up. I adored seeing how Cam helped her open up and see her family in a new light. Her sister was so fun and I really hope we get to see more of her going forward!

The story was really cute and I loved how the challenges brought them together. It was a relatively low-stress book in terms of plot, the real heart-tugging came from the characters. I already felt for Cam and Lani from the previous books, but this one definitely made me fall in love with them. I would 100% recommend it and I think reading the previous books make it so much more meaningful. This is a clean rom-com with amazing characters and a swoony love story!

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.

Once Upon a Royal Christmas

About the Book:

Once Upon A Royal Christmas by [Teri Wilson]

Title: Once Upon a Royal Christmas
Author: Teri Wilson
Publisher: Hallmark Publishing
Release Date: November 1st, 2022
Genre: Romance

She pretends to be a princess at children’s parties.
But can she melt a real prince’s frosty heart?
Get swept away by a Christmas story from Hallmark
and bestselling author Teri Wilson—
the queen of royal romance!

“I’m Prince Nikolas of San Glacera. Oh, you’ve never heard of us? Well, you’re not the only one. Our country relies on winter tourism, but we’re attracting fewer and fewer visitors. I admit it’s a problem. I just don’t think the solution is an American who likes to play dress-up.

You see, while I was away on a trip, my younger sister convinced the palace to hold a contest. The winner gets to star in our annual Ice Village festivities and accompany our royal family to holiday events.

And who did they choose? Gracie Clark, who runs a children’s party business and performs as—I kid you not—‘Princess Snowflake.’

Of course, I do respect the fact that she volunteers at children’s hospitals. I suppose to some, she might have a certain charm… But the whole cheap spectacle is beneath our dignity.

I’m not going to shirk my duty to my kingdom. I’ll go to every event with her. At least, once Christmas is over, she’ll be gone…”

Book Review:

This was just too cute! It was honestly the perfect Hallmark romance read! Once Upon a Royal Christmas is the second Teri Wilson book that I have read and I loved it! First off let me say that it is from Hallmark and it is a total Hallmark book. I was looking for a light and fun read and this was just what I wanted. 

Gracie was so fun and full of life. She was trying her best to get her business going . She never expected to find herself playing a Christmas princess in San Glacera, spending time with the crown prince. Gracie was a sweet character, I liked how she looked out for others. She worked hard and she was kind. But Gracie was also working through her own fears of failures as she tried to keep her business afloat. I liked reading from Gracie’s perspective, it was also cute to see how she saw Nikolas.

Prince Nikolas was just trying his best. He truly cared for his people and he wanted to be the best prince that he could be. I really liked Nikolas especially as he tried to help his people. He was kind but he did have a bit of a grumpy exterior. Nikolas had to learn that he didn’t need to shoulder the burden of the world. Gracie helped show him how to live and enjoy life.

Nikolas and Gracie were a wonderful couple. They really balanced each other and helped each other be better. I loved reading about their easy interactions. The story was fun and easy to read with little stress. The side characters were a wonderful addition and I also loved the pets in this book too!

Once Upon a Royal Christmas is a must read. It is an easy relaxing read! Once Upon a Royal Christmas is a clean Christmas 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.

A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins by Heidi Main, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Nanny for the Rancher's Twins: An Uplifting Inspirational Romance by [Heidi Main]

Title: A Nanny for the Rancher’s Twins
Author: Heidi Main
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Returning to small-town Texas was her fresh start.

She never expected a ready-made family.

What could be better than running a rustic wedding venue? Event planner Laney Taylor has it all laid out…except for the serious renovations her inherited property needs. Rancher Ethan McCaw will help—but only if she’ll nanny his toddler twins. Laney’s all about planning weddings for others and shielding her own heart, but Ethan, Zoe and Tori might be just the ones to change her mind…

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Book Review:

Ethan was a sweetheart! He had been through a lot, and he had a lot of trust issues. His ex wife had abandoned him, and he was just trying to cope. It was a bit frustrating at first because he opened his heart to Lacey and then closed it again. But I think that’s pretty realistic too because it’s hard to change your entire mindset in one day.

Lacey was going through a lot too. She had experienced a difficult childhood, and those wounds had stayed with her. It was sweet to watch her open up again to Ethan and the twins. I think while I understood where Lacey and Ethan came from I had a harder time connecting with them and getting into their characters.

I had similar troubles with the story. It was super sweet and a lot of fun. But I had a difficult time really getting into it.

However, I would still recommend this book to anyone who loves a cowboy romance! It’s an adorable read with clean, lighthearted 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


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heidi Main

Heidi Main writes sweet inspirational romance novels set in small towns. Though she lives in central North Carolina’s suburbs, she dreams of acreage and horseback riding, which is why her novels include wide-open ranches and horses. Before starting her writing career, Heidi worked with computers and taught Jazzercise. A perfect Saturday is lounging on the deck with her husband and watching the many birds in their backyard.

Connect with Heidi by visiting heidimain.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


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The Runaway

About the Book:

The Runaway: A Sweet, Small Town, Military Romance (Brides of Beaufort Book 4) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: The Runaway
Series: Brides of Beaufort #6
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: 
October 26th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Could rescuing a runaway bride be the detour I never knew I needed?

I had a plan. But then, my cross-country road trip to my new duty station started with me getting dumped. Two seconds later, I got roped into bringing a family friend’s niece, Nikki, and her teenage daughter on the road with me.

To make matters worse, I’m aiding Nikki’s escape from her own wedding. The last thing I need after getting ditched by one flighty woman is to be stuck in the car with another one. Especially one who thinks I’m grumpy and rigid and too obsessed with keeping on schedule.

But despite the ball-of-sunshine act she’s putting on for her kid’s sake, there’s more to this story. And when I finally get it out of her, I realize this detour from my perfectly planned road trip is even more complicated than I feared.

And now, no matter what it costs me, I’ll stop at nothing to protect them.

Book Review:

Amazing of course! I can’t believe that this series has come to an end, but this was a wonderful end to this lovely series. The Runaway is the sixth and final book in Jess Mastorakos’ Brides of Beaufort series. I have been getting more and more excited for this book and it was even better than I had hoped! I read it in one day!

Nikki had a lot of things to work through but she was so still strong and considerate. Nikki had her daughter to consider and she was just trying her best. I loved how Nikki tried to see the best of things but how she could be herself with Nate. Nikki had to learn to let others in and to fight for what she wanted. 

Nate was a grump but he was a sweetheart on the inside. He was trying to work through the break up of his on again off again girlfriend, never expecting a road trip to change his life. I really liked Nate and his character. He was kind and considerate and he did his best to help Nikki and Marigold. Nate had to learn to believe that things could get better. 

Nikki and Nate were such a cute couple together. They really balanced each other out and helped the other person be better. I really liked their relationship and reading about them falling in love. It was fun to read about the progression of their relationship. Marigold was a lot of fun! I adored her relationship with Nate. He was just so sweet with her. 

Let me say, I was also so excited to see some old characters. There were some awesome scenes with the characters and I loved it! I also saw hints of a new series. The Runaway needs to be on your TBR, I could not recommend it enough! The Runaway is a clean contemporary romance with a grumpy and sunshine trope

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.