Falling for the Cowgirl

About the Book:

Falling for the Cowgirl (Colorado Cowboys Book #4) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Falling for the Cowgirl
Series: Colorado Cowboys #5
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: October 11th, 2022
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Years ago, he shattered her heart. Now she must trust him with her life.

As the only girl in her family, and with four older brothers, Ivy McQuaid can rope and ride with the roughest of ranchers. She’s ready to have what she’s always longed for–a home of her own. She’s set her heart on a parcel of land south of Fairplay and is saving for it with her winnings from the cowhand competitions she sneaks into–but her dream is put in jeopardy when the man she once loved reappears in her life.

After two years away, Jericho Bliss is back in South Park as an undercover Pinkerton agent searching for a war criminal. He has no intention of involving a woman in the dangerous life he leads, but one look at Ivy is all it takes for him to question the path he’s set out for himself.

Even though Jericho tries to resist his longtime attraction to the beautiful and vivacious Ivy, he finds himself falling hard and fast for her. In the process, his worst fear comes true–he puts her smack-dab in the middle of danger. With Ivy’s life in the balance, will Jericho give her up once again, or will he find a way back to her, this time forever?

Book Review:

This was just as good as the others! I have loved the past books in this series, so I had high hopes for this one and it did not disappoint. Falling for the Cowgirl is the fourth book in Jody Hedlund’s Colorado Cowboys series. We finally get to read about Ivy and see her get her happy ending, and let me just say it was so good!

Ivy was definitely a fun character to read about, and she was so feisty and full of life. However, she was still trying to find herself and figure out what she wanted to do. I loved how independent Ivy was but also how she tried to trust her brothers. Ivy was so sweet and her interactions with her brothers were cute but I also loved how she didn’t let them push her around. Ivy was strong but Jericho had a way of reaching past her walls. Jericho truly saw Ivy and loved her even though she was more “wild” and “adventurous.” 

Jericho was complicated but I loved him. He cared for Ivy and her family, but he also tried to stay away because he wanted to protect her. He had a dangerous job and his past kept him wary of letting people in. 

Ivy and Jericho were the perfect match and I loved reading about their interactions. They were both so fiery and full of life. Their romance was sweet and it was fun to read about their reconnecting. They had known each other for a long time, but they left on a bad note when Jericho left with Dylan. Ivy and Jericho had to learn how to communicate with each other and how to help each other become better people. 

The story line was very interesting and I was so invested in this book. I wanted to know how Ivy and Jericho would end up together. I also love how Hedlund is able to weave in faith so seamlessly into her books. Ahh, this book was just amazing! I loved the characters and I am super excited for Dylan’s book!! Judd was also a wonderful character and I loved his parts in this book. 

Falling for the Cowgirl is an amazing book and I would totally recommend it! I have loved all of Hedlund’s books and this one was no different. However I do think that this one is better enjoyed as part of the series. Falling for the Cowgirl is a clean Christian historical 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 in Writing

About the Book:

Love in Writing: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Wonder Boys Book 2) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love in Writing
Series: The Wonder Boys #2
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: September 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Allie has sworn off dating.

Which is unfortunate, because the cute guy at the grocery store has finally struck up a conversation, and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. When an ex shows up trying to rekindle the flame at the same time her mother tries to set her up with a neighbor, Allie ropes Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back.

Ben has been in love with the stranger at the grocery store for months despite never speaking to her. When he finally works up the courage to say hi, he’s suddenly thrown into a fake relationship with no chance of things becoming real. Not unless he helps Allie on her journey of self-discovery.

A weekend of pretending to be a couple turns into weeks of hanging out and discovering together the people they want to be. But despite Allie’s growing feelings for practically perfect Ben, she isn’t sure she can risk the best friendship she’s ever had when all of her past relationships have failed.

Or maybe a little risk is worth a chance at real love.

Book Review:

This was such a cute book! I was so excited for this book after reading Love on Camera. Meeting the Wonder Boys was really fun and I was really looking forward to Ben’s book. He seemed really sweet and the set up in Love on Camera was really intriguing. 

Allie has sworn off dating to figure out who she is apart from a boyfriend. Unfortunately, the cute guy at the grocery store has finally started a conversation and shy and sweet Ben is even more adorable than he looks. An ex intent on rekindling their relationship and her mom trying to set her up with a neighbor, cause her to rope Ben into being her fake boyfriend to get everyone off her back. Ben has been smitten with the girl at the grocery store for months, despite never speaking to her. After finally working up the courage to say hi, he finds himself in a fake relationship and no chance of it becoming real. Determined to help Allie on her journey of self-discovery, Ben also begins to find the person he wants to be. However, despite Allie’s growing feelings for Ben who seems practically perfect, she isn’t sure it is worth the risk to lose the best friendship she has ever had. Is it worth a chance at real love?

One of the things I really have grown to appreciate about romance books is the focus on relationships. The characters usually have to figure out some things about themselves in order to build relationships, familial, platonic, and romantic. It is about finding the people who support them and make them feel like they can really grow. This book is a lovely example of this! Allie and Ben both found themselves unhappy with where they were in their lives. Ben felt stuck in his job and stuck when comparing himself to those around him. Allie was trying to find who she was outside of her relationships. They really supported each other and were able to feel secure around each other. It was really sweet how amazing they thought the other was. They really were better together! 

Ben was such a sweetheart! He was quieter, but really observant. He was used to being overlooked and felt stagnant. Ben was hesitant in reaching for things, but eventually began to see how much he had to offer and how many trusted him. Allie was floundering a bit. She also felt overlooked and she was quite insecure in who she was. It took some time for her to figure out herself and where Ben fit into her life. The story mostly followed their journey, but I liked the little glimpses we also got of the other Wonder Boys too! It was sweet to see their relationship grow as well. 

This was a clean and sweet romance that can be read as a stand-alone or as part of a series. I would definitely recommend it and think it is best enjoyed as part of the series!

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.

Healing Hazel

Book Review:

Healing Hazel (The Blue Orchid Society #3) by [Jennifer Moore]

Title: Healing Hazel
Series: The Blue Orchid Society #3
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 8th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Hazel Thornton has one great ambition: to help the sick and wounded as a nurse. But that dream can never become a reality. After a devastating childhood trauma, she has spent her life battling fits of panic that make it impossible to finish her studies. Everything changes, however, when a trip to Spain takes a perilous turn that derails her plans to visit her father for Christmas and immediately plunges her into the dangers of a brutal war.

With single-minded focus, she springs into action to help her fellow travelers. To ensure their continued care, she begins work at a Spanish hospital alongside Dr. Jim Jackson, a man whose only emotion seems to be wariness of his new assistant. Armed with gifts of support from each of her dearest friends, a group that dubs themselves the Blue Orchid Society, Hazel embarks on a journey of hope and healing to battle the demons of her past with the help of the doctor who has captured her heart.

Book Review:

Wow! I really enjoyed this book. But first a disclaimer, I have not yet read the first two books in the series but it did not affect my understanding and enjoyment of this one. Healing Hazel is the third book in Jennifer Moore’s The Blue Orchid Society.

Hazel was so sweet. She wanted to make her friends proud and she was trying to reach for her dreams of becoming a nurse, but she never felt able. However when a trip to Spain takes a dangerous turn, she finds herself in the midst of the war helping to care for the sick and injured. Dr. Jim Jackson just wanted to care for his patients and do some good in the world. He did not want to deal with a woman who thought herself a nurse. But as he spent time with Hazel, he began to see her in a different light. 

I really loved reading about Hazel. She had a quiet strength. She truly cared for those she was trying to help and she didn’t allow her own struggles to keep her from reaching out. It was cool to read about Hazel overcoming her fears and learning to stand up for herself. She learned to be strong in her own way. 

Jim was another wonderful character to read about. He comes off as harsh and a little gruff but he had a kind heart. He truly did care for the patients brought to him and he wanted to help as many as he could. However Jim had to learn to let go of the past and look to the future. He had to see that there was a life to live. 

Hazel and Jim had a sweet romance, it grew out of respect. They did not always see eye to eye, but they learned to trust each other as they worked together to save lives. It was cool to read about them from each other’s eyes and to watch them fall in love. It was a gradual thing but no less sweet. 

The plot and storyline were very interesting. Hazel had to figure out how to make herself useful as she waited for her companions to heal, while Jim was trying to keep his hospital up and running. I was intrigued by the story from the beginning and I could not put it down. There was excitement and romance, it was the perfect book!

I adored this book and I would totally recommend it! Healing Hazel is a wonderful book and I now need to read the other two books. Healing Hazel is a clean historical romance book. 

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.

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Bruno and Gloria and the Five Golden Rings

About the Book:

Bruno & Gloria and the Five Golden Rings: Small town, feel good, romantic comedy (The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance Series Book 2) by [Ellie Hall]

Title: Bruno and Gloria and the Five Golden Rings
Series: The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance #2
Author: Ellie Hall
Release Date: August 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Gloria
Going on a date was a risk I took so I wouldn’t be alone this Christmas. He was handsome, charming, and slightly preoccupied, but in his defense, I had spinach in my teeth. (The artichoke dip appetizer was too good to pass up. We’ll pretend I wasn’t mortified when I discovered it later.)

Bruno
I watched a movie where the guy fake dated a woman so he didn’t show up at the family holiday gathering single. Seemed like something worth trying. She was pretty and sweet, but slightly distracted. In her defense, she mentioned starting a new job the next day, so she gets a pass on the jitters.

Gloria
Turns out last night’s date is my new boss. Let’s just say we do not get off on the right foot. Nope, a klutz in high heels, I broke his left little toe. I think. I make an executive decision and switch to my sequined Christmas elf slippers. The accident wasn’t because I swooned when I saw him in that tailored suit. Not this biz babe.

Bruno
Never mind figuring out a way to force myself to stay in this small town, working together every day is proving impossible. With the Christmas party coming up, how will I manage to balance the books at my family’s pizza shop while keeping my eyes (and hands) off Santa’s top elf? Help! Save me from myself.

Book Review:

Another book in the Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance series! Bruno finally gets his HEA with his fiery Italian blind date. This is a quick, sweet read about the importance of family, love, and doing the things that really matter.

I adored Gloria! I felt kinda bad for her honestly because she was struggling after her loser boyfriend broke up with her. But I loved her enthusiasm and fire. She wasn’t about to let Bruno push her around, and she pushed him until he loved Christmas as much as she did. And it was adorable to see her with the Costa family. She fit in right away!

I honestly had a hard time with Bruno though. I think that some of their fighting/flirting moments didn’t hit home for me. But the dark, brooding type isn’t my favorite, so that was also part of it. I did appreciate how much he adored his family, and he was willing to give up everything for them. But would he be willing to actually take a leap of faith on the pizzeria and on love?

And of course, the Costa Family who I love! They’re nosy without any sense of personal space, and they all adore each other. They feel like a real family to me. I didn’t love their banter as much this time, but I really liked seeing more of Frankie and her kids! They were pushing Gloria and Bruno together all along.

This is a pretty short book, so the romance moves pretty fast. I would have liked to see Bruno and Gloria spend a little bit more time together, but I do understand that there is only so much time. I think that I didn’t get as into this story as much as I did Tommy and Merry’s. But it was still fun, and it’s perfect for anyone looking for a fun, short Christmas romance! I’d recommend it to any romcom fan 🙂

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

The Only Exception

About the Book:

The Only Exception: A Christian Cowboy Romance (Wolf Creek Ranch Book 3) by [Mandi Blake]

Title: The Only Exception
Series: Wolf Creek Ranch #3
Author: Mandi Blake
Publisher: Mandi Blake
Release Date: September 17th, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

She was supposed to figure out his secret, not fall in love.

Ridge Cooper did what he had to do to protect his sister, and everyone watched as America’s football king lost it all. Only the people closest to him know the truth, and he doesn’t care if the rest of the world hates him as long as they leave him alone. His mysterious new assistant is tearing down his walls and digging up his secrets, and for once, he wants to let someone in.

Cheyenne Keeton took a job that seemed too good to be true: find out what cowboy Ridge Cooper loves most and her ailing mom’s care bills are completely covered. When she gets the job as Ridge’s assistant at a dude ranch in Wyoming, it sounds like her investigation will be easy.

But he’s not at all like the monster she heard about. Invading the privacy he loves so much feels wrong. When Ridge trusts her and lets her in, showing her a love she’d never imagined, she can’t betray him. But backing out of her former deal puts a target on both of their backs.

Cheyenne will do anything to clear his name, but will Ridge forgive her when he finds out what she’s done?

Book Review:

This was just a great book! I was excited for this book and hopeful that I would like it and it was wonderful! The Only Exception is the third book in Mandi Blake’s Wolf Creek Ranch series. 

Cheyenne had a past and a desire to provide for her family. Cheyenne was tired and at the end of herself so she took a job to spy on Ridge Cooper never expecting to find a home instead. There were times when I wanted to shake Cheyenne but there were also times when I understood her. She was just trying her best, but she needed to learn that God was the one in control. Cheyenne needed to let go of her past hurts and look to the future.  

Ridge had so much hidden in him. It was so interesting to learn more about him and see past his walls. He was fiercely loyal but that could get him into some trouble. Ridge was a wonderful character and I was drawn to his story from the beginning. He had to learn to trust God and those around him. 

The characters were engaging and I grew to love Ridge and Cheyenne as I read their story. They both had their struggles but they learned to trust God and each other. I love how faith is prominent in Blake’s books. The plot was engaging, and I was wondering how Ridge and Cheyenne were going to end up together when there were so many secrets between them.The side characters are always a lot of fun and I am beyond excited for the next book!

The Only Exception is a must read! It can be read standalone but it is much more fun to read it in order. The Only Exception is a clean, sweet Christian romance. The story draws you in and the characters become your friends. 

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.

Worthy of Legend

About the Book:

Worthy of Legend (The Secrets of the Isles Book #3) by [Roseanna M. White]

Title: Worthy of Legend
Series: The Secrets of the Isles #3
Author: Roseanna M White
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: Historical Christian Romance

1906

After a summer of successful pirate-treasure hunting, Lady Emily Scofield and her friends must hide the unprecedented discoveries they’ve made, thanks to the betrayal of her own family. Horrified by her brother, who will stop at nothing to prove himself to their greedy father, Emily is forced to take a stand against her family–even if it means being cut off entirely.

Bram Sinclair, Earl of Telford, is fascinated with tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table–an interest he’s kept mostly hidden for the last decade. But when a diary is unearthed on the islands that could lead to a secret artifact, Bram is the only one able to piece the legends together.

As Bram and Emily seek out the whereabouts of the hidden artifact, they must dodge her family and a team of archaeologists. In a race against time, it is up to them to decide what makes a hero worthy of legend. Is it fighting valiantly to claim the treasure . . . or sacrificing everything in the name of selfless love?

Book Review:

Oh this was just a perfect way to end a wonderful series! I have so enjoyed this series and I am sad to see these characters go. Worthy of Legend is the third book in Roseanna M White’s The Secrets of the Isles, and best read in order. 

I have been waiting for Bram’s book. It was fun to get to know him through his sister and best friend’s eyes, but it was different reading through his perspective. Bram was a bit of a grumpy character but there was much hidden behind his grumpiness. He was kind and he truly loved his sister. I loved how Bram was aware of others and how he wanted to show Emily that she was loved. It was so sweet to read about him falling for Emily and trying his best to care for her. 

Emily was a sweetheart to read about. I loved her character and hair growth. She had been belittled all her life and yet she was trying to stand up for herself and fight for what was right. I enjoyed reading about Emily. She tried to get out of her shell and even do hard things, like befriending her maid. She was scared of letting people know they would leave, but she was learning to try. Emily had to learn to trust God and what it meant to love even those who hurt her.

Emily and Bram were just the cutest together! I loved their relationship and how they brought out the best in each other. They were both learning to trust God’s plans even when life was changing. I also enjoyed their interactions and easy banter

The plot was so engaging and I was not sure how this book was going to end! It was definitely exciting to read as they searched for the treasure. I also adored the side characters and the side romance! On my goodness, it was so cute and a wonderful addition to the study. I would warn though there is mention of sexual abuse, nothing shown just implied. However all in all this was a wonderful book and it was such a joy to read!

Worthy of Legend was a legendary book and my new favorite by White! I mean her book just keeps on getting better! I am excited to see what she will write next. This book needs to be on your TBR. Worthy of Legend is a clean historica Christian book however there is mentions of sexual abuse, physical abuse and some violence. I would recommend it to those at least 13 years and older

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. .

To Win a Prince

About the Book:

To Win a Prince by [Toni Shiloh]

Title: To Win a Prince
Author: Toni Shiloh
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: Christian Romance

Can she stop herself from falling before she’s too far gone?

As a fashion aficionado and best friend of the queen of the African island country Ọlọrọ Ilé, Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a sustainable clothing line to help citizens in impoverished areas and honor the country’s resources. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo–the man who betrayed her best friend–will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins.

Ekon Diallo has lost everything: his princely title, his material possessions, his friends, and the respect of his fellow Ọlọrans. To pay for his actions against Ọlọrọ Ilé, he’s forced to assist the charismatic Iris Blakely–but he can’t allow his heart to distract him from regaining his status.

Though they come from vastly different worlds, Iris and Ekon are both determined to reach their goals, and the only way to do that is to work together–if they can just keep their hearts from getting in the way . . .

Book Review:

This had a wonderful redemption story about learning from mistakes and changing for the better. I was definitely excited to read this book especially because I already knew the characters a bit. To Win a Prince is Toni Shiloh’s new book and it is set in the same world as In Search of a Prince. It is actually about Iris and Ekon. 

Iris was so fun, she was very expressive and worked hard. Iris wanted to help the women on the island create a life for themselves but there were so many obstacles in her way. I loved how Iris strove to see the good in people. However Iris was struggling, she was finding herself falling for Ekon. She wanted to protect her heart but she also longed for a romance to sweep her off her feet. Iris had to learn to wait on God’s timing and trust in God’s plan even when her life feels crazy. 

Oh, I felt for Ekon. He was a bit of a spoiled jerk at first, but he quickly grew on me. He grew up with comfort and means, and he had to learn what it meant to humble himself. I really enjoyed reading about his growth and seeing him being open to learning and changing. He worked hard and underneath his attitude, he was a kind man. Ekon had to learn to let go of his pride and turn to God. He had to be willing to be brought low so that he might become a better man. 

Ekon and Iris were sweet to read about. They felt a connection for each other, but they both were fighting against it. I loved their interactions and their eazy conversations. They were just so cute and they learned to care for each other. 

The story was really interesting. Ekon was fighting to redeem himself and Iris was fighting for her business. I was really investing and I read this book so quickly. I am crossing my fingers that more books will come from this world because I saw some hints of other couples. 

To Win a Prince was wonderful and even better than the first! I loved the characters and I grew to know them. I also enjoyed the faith that Shiloh wrove into the story, God was truly present in this story. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy Christian contemporary romances. To Win a Prince is a clean Christian 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.

Entrusted

About the Book:

Entrusted (Knights of Brethren Book 6) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Entrusted
Series: Knights of Brethren #6
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Northern Lights Press
Release Date: September 13th, 2022
Genre: YA Historical Romance

During a time when legends were born . . .

ENTRUSTED

The feisty enemy princess, the cunning knight holding her captive, and the ultimate battle that will determine their fate.

Hoping to minimize the death and destruction of the coming war, Princess Birgitta of Swaine leads the Dark Warriors as part of her brother King Canute’s efforts to take the throne of Norvegia. As she engages in a skirmish with a band of elite Knights of Brethren, she’s kidnapped by Kristoffer Prestegard, a cunning warrior.

While searching for the holy lamp that can help defeat the Dark Warriors, Kristoffer realizes that Swaine has already seized the ancient relic. Since King Canute is fiercely protective of his sister, Kristoffer offers to return Princess Birgitta in exchange for the coveted holy lamp.

While trying to keep his feisty prisoner from escaping, Kristoffer learns that his father and uncle have set in motion a scheme that would give him the kingship of Norvegia. Where will Kristoffer’s loyalties lie, and how will he choose sides without losing everything, including the princess he’s grown to love?

Book Review:

Yes! This book was just a wonderful conclusion to an amazing series. I have so loved this series and I am so sad to see it end. I am crossing my fingers for a companion series. Entrusted is the sixth and final book in Jody Hedlund’s Knights of Brethren Series. And boy was it worth the wait.

I loved Birgitta. She was an amazing character. She was so strong and stubborn. Birgitta was a princess and raised by her brother. She was fearless and loved her people. Birgitta was unafraid to fight for what she believed in. It was sweet to see this strong woman fall for Kristoffer and learn that she doesn’t always have to be strong. Kristoffer helped Birgitta be herself and didn’t fault her for being different. But Birgitta would have to figure out what she was willing to risk to get the fighting to stop. 

Kristoffer was also a great character. It was fun to get to know Kristoffer more. He seemed like such a focused series character, it was cool to get to see a different side of him. Kristoffer was loyal to a fault and he was doing his best to serve his king. He strived to prove himself worthy not only to his king, but also to his father. Kristoffer had to figure out if he was willing to defy his father in order to fight for the greater good. 

Kristoffer and Birgitta were a cute couple. They connected with each other right away. It was fun to see them interacting, they had such good banter. They were more of enemies to lovers but they fell quickly. I don’t usually like insta love but I feel as if it fits the book and pace. Kristoffer and Birgitta helped each other be better people and they understood each other. 

Entrusted is a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it! I would recommend this whole series. It does need to be read in order though because the books follow each other. Entrusted was engaging and the characters were wonderful. It was so exciting to see the series come to an end! Entrusted is a clean historical 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.

No Place Like Home

About the Book:

Title: No Place Like Home (Part of Fall Back in Love Collection)
Series: Love in Charlotte Oak #1
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Publisher: Enchanted Quill Press
Release Date: September 1st, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Review:

This was of course another win by Mastorakos. I have to admit I was a bit worried about this book, but it ended up being amazing! No Place Like Home is the first book in Jess Mastorakos’ Love in Charlotte Oak and it is part of the Fall Back in Love Collection. 

Laney was a great character. Although she was a superstar, she still kept to her roots. She did not allow fame to change her or at least she was trying to stay true to herself. I liked Laney, she was trying to figure out who she was and what she wanted to be known for. Laney was sweet and I liked how she had a great relationship with her family and her old town. 

Everett was a sweetheart. He had fallen hard for Laney and never recovered when she left. Everett was a complicated character but just as fun to read about. He truly loved Laney and he wanted her to be happy. But Everett also had to work through his feelings of being left and learn to trust Laney again. 

Everett and Laney’s relationship was so sweet to read about. I liked how they were friends first. Although this was a second chance romance, it did not feel awkward or weird. The story was sweet and I liked how Everett and Laney were never hostile to each other. Everett and Laney had to work through a lot, especially their past. 

I liked the pace of the story. It did not feel dragged out but it also didn’t feel rushed. The characters were fun, and I adored the small town feel. No Place Like Home is a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it! You need to get your hands on this book! I am also so excited for this new series. 

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.

Teaching the Teacher’s Pet

About the Book:

Teaching the Teacher's Pet: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Most Likely To Book 1) by [Sarah Sutton]

Title: Teaching the Teacher’s Pet
Series: Most Likely To #1
Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Golden Crown Publishing
Release Date: August 17th, 2022
Genre: YA Contemporary

When the popular crowd at Brentwood High votes me Most Likely To: Marry A Math Book, I’m ready to put my ruler into the eye of any egotistical jock who comes near me.

Including the idolized Bobcats football player, Connor Bray, when he asks me to tutor him.

His only requirement?

Our tutoring sessions must be top-secret—meaning that because Connor is too embarrassed to be seen with the resident math geek, I can’t even tell my boyfriend I’m helping Brentwood High’s all-star player.

And I’m about to tell him where he can stick his protractor when the principal steps in, saying that if I agree to help Connor pass his makeup test—and keep him on the team to lead Brentwood to the State Championships—she’ll reinstate the valedictorian award I’d been striving for my entire life.

Brentwood High’s finest, cornering its top student with bribery.

But there is one thing Connor might have to offer in return—love advice to recapture the spark with my ever-distant boyfriend. Connor, who keeps the student body mesmerized just by flashing a forearm, is bound to have a good game plan, right?

Except when Connor begins to give me lessons in love—and his demonstrations are breathtakingly thorough—it starts to feel like I’m the one getting schooled.

Book Review:

I have read almost all of Sarah Sutton’s books, but this one was hands down my favorite! I loved it even though it was the first book in her new series, Most Likely To. I think sometimes the first books can feel too set-uppy. But in this one, Sutton introduced a bunch of people and set up their stories without taking anything away from Maisie and Connor.

Okay, I really understood and empathized with Maisie. She didn’t feel one dimensional or irrationally angry at the popular crowd. And she actually had a really good reason for being frustrated with Connor too. Plus, I thought it was an interesting spin to have her family be artsy and her be more analytical. It isn’t done as often, and I think it’s important for there to be more diversity in storylines. And I loved the fact that she actually got along with her sister even though they were different!

Connor grew on me. He could be a jerk at times, but he was also really sweet. He was hiding a lot under his mask. I loved how Maisie helped him realize that he could be himself and not hide. They were both able to take off their masks with each other.

I loved this book! I cannot wait for the other ones in the series. I’m so excited for Dreaming About the Boy Next Door and Madison and Landon’s books. I would totally recommend this clean read along with any of Sarah Sutton’s other books!

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