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.

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The Holly and the Ivy

About the Book:

The Holly and the Ivy by [Sarah M. Eden, Esther Hatch, Dana LeCheminant, Anneka R. Walker]

Title: The Holly and the Ivy
Author: Sarah M Eden, Esther Hatch, Dana LeCheminant, Anneka R. Walker
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: October 3rd, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Spend the holidays with four of your favorite historical romance authors, whose stories of Yuletide romance will brighten the season with humor, hope, and the promise of true love.

The Holly and the Ivy by Sarah M. Eden

As nursemaid to the eight-year-old Duke of Kielder, Robbie will spend her holidays with her young charge as a guest of Lord and Lady Jonquil. While the couple makes the child’s holiday magical, the handsome gardener works his own magic on Nurse Robbie’s heart.

Hiding Christmas by Esther Hatch

Celebrating Christmas in Scotland will only invite persecution. But that never stopped Kirstine’s English grandmother. When they are almost caught, Kirstine is forced to beg for the help of the one man she cannot abide.

A Twist of Christmas by Dana LeCheminant

A Christmas house party offers two members of the ton an irresistible opportunity: a weekend of anonymity. But their charade comes with unexpected romantic consequences.

A Season to Love by Anneka R. Walker

Alice Hunt is searching for a Christmas miracle: a husband of her choosing. With the threat of an arranged marriage looming, she looks to an unlikely matchmaker for help.

Book Review:

Um, all of these authors are amazing so I was just beyond excited to read this collection! And all of these novellas were just so good! The Holly and the Ivy is written by Sarah M Eden, Esther Hatch, Dana LeCheminant, and Anneka R Walker. I mean what a stellar line up.

So this first one looked good and it definitely did not disappoint. The Holly and the Ivy is written by Sarah M Eden and it is Adam, the Duke of Kieder’s nursemaid, Robbie. Mr. Simpkin was an interesting character, I had to warm up to him but I still liked him. This was cute and sweet. I loved getting to see Lucas and Julia again, it was fun to see them through different people’s eyes. 

Hiding Christmas by Esther Hatch

The concept seemed a bit awkward for me, but I ended up really enjoying this one. Hiding Christmas is written by Esther Hatch and it is the second novella in the book. Kirstine did not like Isaac but she needed his help to get to England to celebrate Christmas. I liked the characters and enjoyed the story. It was fun to read about the characters getting over the past and starting over. 

A Twist of Christmas by Dana LeCheminant

I adored this one! It was so sweet and fun! I loved the concept, two people pretending to be someone else and falling in love. A Twist of Christmas is by Dana LeCheminant and I loved the characters. I really wish that this novella was longer; it was just so fun to read. Beth and Graham were characters that I could relate too and I wanted to see how they would end up together. They had a lot of roads to cross but it was definitely a wonderful story. 

A Season to Love by Anneka R Walker

I had a harder time getting into this one, but as I read more I grew to love the story. A Season to Love is written by Anneka R Walker and it is the last novella in the book but still wonderful.  Alice and Thomas were such wonderful characters. Alice was looking for a husband and Thomas was the clergyman helping her in her search. I really enjoyed their interactions and the easy banter. I liked how they were both unique characters and it was sweet to read about them falling for each other. 

All of these stories were wonderful and I would definitely recommend them. They were such fun Christmas historical romances. They reminded me of the Christmas spirit and I enjoyed reading about the characters connecting and fallin in love. The Holly and the Ivy is a wonderful book with engaging novellas.

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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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.

Love on Camera

About the Book:

Love on Camera: A Sweet Romantic Comedy (The Wonder Boys Book 1) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love on Camera
Series: The Wonder Boys #1
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: July 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Madi doesn’t have time to date. Oliver has all the time in the world.

When wedding photographer Madi is challenged to find herself ten dates in three months, she turns to her older brother’s three best friends to be her stand-ins. It helps her win the challenge without having to deal with the stress of dating. What could go wrong?

Oliver hasn’t had much to do since selling his company, and helping Madi has given his life meaning again. But when she asks him to pose as her boyfriend—more than just a fake date here and there—he suddenly finds himself questioning his feelings toward the girl he always saw as a little sister. Feelings that would get him murdered by his best friend.

No one sees the real Oliver the way Madi does, and Madi has never been as comfortable around anyone as she is with Oliver. With the fake part of their relationship feeling less and less fake, they both have to decide if they’re brave enough to take that first step toward something real. Is a chance at love worth risking a lifetime of friendship?

Book Review:

Wow! This was another amazing book! Love on Camera is the first book in Dana LeCheminant’s new series, The Wonder Boys and I am blown away. I was so excited for this new series especially because it was a rom-com series and it did not disappoint. The characters were so fun and I am already excited for the next books.

Madi was a sweetheart; she was just so thoughtful and kind. And that is probably how she finds herself challenged to find 10 dates in three months. She never expected to actually fall in love, but when she enlists the help of her brother’s friends, The Wonder Boys, she finds more than she expected. 

It was cute to read about Madi interacting with the boys and falling in love with Oliver. He was her brother’s best friend, but he was also one of her closest friends too. I loved their interactions and how they really knew each other. Madi was able to see Oliver even when his best friends didn’t and he helped her relax. 

Oliver was such a nice guy. He appeared to be a bit lazy at first, but he actually worked hard. I really liked Oliver and I felt for him as he struggled to find himself. He was looking for a purpose and he was a bit lost. It was sweet to read about him coming alive with Madi. She helped him be his best self and she listened to what was going on with him. 

Oliver and Madi were perfect together. I liked how they were friends first and then they fell in love. They were comfortable with each other and were able to connect. I also liked how it wasn’t angsty but instead easy to read. They started off as just fake dating but it slowly grew to more especially as they got to reconnect. 

The side characters were a lot of fun and I liked how LeCheminant started to expand upon the boys’ friendships. The Wonder Boys were definitely a lot of fun and I can’t wait to read more about them. 

Love on Camera is a must read! I can not gush about it more! I read it so quickly and it left me wanting more. I am excited to see how all of the Wonder Boys will find love. Love on Camera was a perfect blend of funny and series, with wonderful characters. Love on Camera is a clean romantic comedy.

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, Strictly Speaking

About the Book:

Love, Strictly Speaking (Terms of Inheritance) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Love, Strictly Speaking
Series: Terms of Inheritance
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: April 4th, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Wes Hawthorne has always been a man of few words. For him, everything is easier when he’s quiet. Content to speak only through his writing, he’s overjoyed when he gets picked for an internship to write the biography of one of the country’s wealthiest venture capitalists, and it’s exactly what he needs to start his future life and make his dad proud.

What he didn’t count on was another author working on the project with him. Sammy Faraday is everything Wes isn’t—spontaneous, exuberant, endlessly cheerful—and she seems to love nothing more than pushing him over the edge. Sometimes literally.

But the longer Wes works with Sammy, the more he starts to open up and find courage he’s never known. When feelings grow on both sides, the two of them make a pact to keep things professional (aka firmly in the friend zone). But with every passing day, Wes loses more of his heart and finds himself no longer chasing the safe and certain future he always thought he wanted, but something less so with the potential to be infinitely better.

All he has to do is convince Sammy that an uncharted future is better faced together. But to do that, he’ll have to find his ever-elusive voice or risk losing her at the end of the semester. No pressure.

Book Review:

I can’t believe how good this book was! I have been eagerly awaiting Wes’s book and it did not disappoint. First, let me just say that I have loved all of the other books in this series, so I had high expectations, but this one just blew me away! Love, Strictly Speaking is the the third book in Dana LeCheminant Terms of Inheritance series. 

Wes definitely needed his own book and it was just a perfect addition to the series. I loved reading about Wes and getting to know him. He was quiet and different from his siblings, so it was interesting to read from his perspective and learn more about him. Oh my goodness there was so much hidden in Wes behind his quietness. He saw people and he had a lot to say, he just didn’t know how to say it. I just grew to love Wes as I read about him. He was struggling but he was also trying to reach out and find his voice. I don’t know what else to say, but I loved him!

Sammy was so full of life. I loved her contrast to Wes. Sammy was a generally happy and talkative person but there was more hidden to her beneath smile. I enjoyed seeing Sammy from Wes’ perspective, it was quite sweet. At first, Sammy was a lot to deal with but as I read more I grew to understand her. She was deeper than she seemed and she was observant in her own way. Sammy had to learn to let others in and not try to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. 

Oh, Sammy and Wes were so fun to read about! Their relationship was so sweet and I just loved reading about them interacting. They were able to understand each other and encourage each other. I was so invested in Sammy and Wes’s journey as they interacted with each other and those who were placed in their life. 

The plot was so engaging. It was interesting to read about Sammy and Wes as they wrote a biography about one of the country’s wealthiest venture capitalists. Their journey was so much fun and it really helped you get to know the characters. There were also a lot of interesting and unique side characters which really added to the story. And of course, there were camoes which I loved. 

Love, Strictly Speaking was a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it! Everything was perfect and I can’t wait to see what LeCheminant writes next! Love, Strictly Speaking is a clean contemporary romance.

Content Warnings: mentions of anxiety, depression, infertility, and suicide

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.

The Thief and the Noble

About the Book:

The Thief and the Noble by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: The Thief and the Noble
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: February 1st, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

As the daughter of a marquess, Lady Marian Russell is poised to impress in her first London Season. She is young, beautiful, and wealthy—but catching an eligible husband is the last thing on her mind. Marian is disillusioned with how the upper class lives while the poor of London suffer, and she is determined to right this imbalance. When she comes face-to-face with a mysterious man who steals from arrogant aristocrats and redistributes the spoils to the poor, Marian recognizes a motivation that mirrors her own. She is determined to discover the true identity of the unscrupulous hero and offer her assistance. 

When she unmasks the bandit, however, Marian is stunned: he is none other than the elusive Lord Robin Loxley. In exchange for her silence, Robin begrudgingly agrees to train the lovely Marian in the art of thievery, quickly realizing that his heart may be stolen next. But when Robin and Marian discover a copycat thief operating in London, they are faced with a foe whose purpose is far from noble. Amid distracting suitors, becoming champions of the poor, and a growing attraction they can’t ignore, can they expose the renegade pilferer without risking themselves—and each other?

Book Review:

Happy sigh, this was just as good as I had hoped. I have been in a bit of a reading slump so this book took me longer to read, but it was still super sweet and fun. The Thief and the Noble is Dana LeCheminat’s first historical fiction and it was just a lovely book! The Noble and the Thief is a historical fiction retelling of Robin Hood, I mean how cool is that?

Marian was so fun! I loved her spunk and her kindness, she wanted to help those around her. I loved reading about Marian as she tried to figure out how to help those around her, she was a lady and she knew that she had much. However Marian was struggling to figure out how to help the less fortunate when she bumps into a thief, Robin. It was so cool to read about Marian learning more about herself and learning to stand up for those around her. Marian was an awesome character and I just loved her growth throughout the book. 

Robin was a sweetheart, he was the perfect hero. He was kind, but he was also kind of standoffish. I loved his relationship with his family and with Marian. He put up this facade to those around him but he let Marian inside of his walls. Robin was a thief, and yet there was more to him than met the eye. I loved learning more about Robin and his values, he had to learn to let people into his heart and to not close himself off. 

Marian and Robin were lovely together, I really enjoyed their interactions. It was a lot of fun to read about them together. I also adored Robin’s sister and Marian’s cousin Will. The side characters were lovely additions to the story. The plot was very interesting and I didn’t know what was going to happen. There were a few twists and turns and I couldn’t put the book down. 

The Thief and the Noble is definitely a must read! It was just as good as LeCheminant contemporary books! I would totally recommend The Thief and the Noble! The Thief and the Noble is a clean historical fiction retelling of Robin Hood. 

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 World Without You

About the Book:

Title: A World Without You
Series:
Terms of Inheritance
Author: 
Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: 
October 29, 2021
Genre: 
Clean Contemporary Romance

With a video channel that gets millions of views, Sara Hawthorne is the authority on convincing women around the world to live their best lives. If only she was practicing what she preached… She’s never felt a part of her perfect family, and the only person who truly knows her is her best friend, Rohan, who’s in love with her.

And she doesn’t feel the same way.

After her mom kicks her out of the house with an impossible task to earn her inheritance, Sara takes a job in the family hotel and crashes on Rohan’s couch until she can find her own place. The more time she spends with him, though, the more Sara starts to question how she feels about Rohan, and she’s hit with heartbreak when he starts dating someone who totally deserves him.

Trapped between her love for him and her desire to see him happy in his new relationship, Sara does everything she can to hide her feelings. But doing so risks the only friendship she’s ever known, and letting Rohan live his best life might mean she has to live in a world without him. 

Book Review:

Yay! I loved this book! It was even better than I had expected, the storyline and the characters had my heart. A World Without You is the third book in Dana LeCheminant’s series, Terms of Inheritance. I was excited to learn more about Sara especially after seeing her in the previous books. 

Sara Hawthorne gets millions of views on her video channel. She helps women all over the world, and yet she never feels like she is doing enough. She doesn’t feel like she fits in, and the only one who truly understands her is Rohan, her best friend who is in love with her. But she doesn’t feel the same way. After her mom kicks her out of the house to fulfill her terms of inheritance, Sara finds herself on Rohan’s couch with no one else to turn to. As she tries to figure out how to complete her terms of inheritance, she takes a job at the family hotel. But as she spends more time with Rohan, she is finally able to truly see her best friend. Can she risk the only friendship she’s ever known? What will Sara do if she has to live in a world without Rohan?

At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about Sara, but once I started reading the book, I grew to love her as I learned more about her. She was hurting. She felt alone, so she shut people out. However, there was one person she couldn’t shut out and that was Rohan. Rohan was her rock; he was her best friend. Sara had to fulfill her terms of inheritance, but she didn’t know how. She had to learn to trust herself and maybe allow others into her life. I adored reading about Sara’s growth and reading about her falling for Rohan. She tried so hard to be strong, but she was still human. 

Rohan was awesome. I could definitely see that he loved Sara, and he just wanted the best for her. He wanted her to be happy. He was so kind, and I loved how hard he worked. All of the people under him thought that he was amazing. I liked reading about Rohan interacting with Sara. He always encouraged her. Rohan had to wait patiently for Sara, and he also had to see his own worth. He didn’t always see how great he was. 

Rohan and Sara had a great relationship. I liked how they were friends first and how they seemed to understand each other. It was cute to see some of Sara’s interactions with her brothers, but she was still working on letting them into her life. I wanted to cheer for Sara when she started making friends. The side characters were a lot of fun. 

A World Without You was so interesting, and it is definitely my favorite in the series! I liked the messages that this book had about learning to trust yourself and letting others see you. Rohan had to learn to believe that he was doing well in his job. He had to fight his doubts. And Sara had to learn to believe in herself and see that she was loved and worth it. A World Without You was an amazing book and I would definitely recommend it! A World Without You is a clean 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.

Holding on to Everything

About the Book:

Title: Holding on to Everything
Series: Terms of Inheritance #2
Author: Dana LeCheminant 
Release Date: August 30, 2021
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance

As CEO of a billion-dollar hotel company, Jace Hawthorne had everything he could ever want. So, naturally, he gave it up to live with nothing on the streets of Manhattan under the name Tom. It’s the only way to fulfill his father’s dying wish and earn his share of the family fortune. But he didn’t count on falling for Madeleine, the nurse who helps him after he’s hit by a cab.

Because Madeleine thinks he is someone else, Jace runs back to his old life before his lie hurts them both. But Madeleine shows up to his office asking for donations for her clinic and doesn’t recognize him, and Jace is torn between revealing who he is and keeping his distance; she has never been shy about her hatred of CEOs.

The closer Jace gets to Madeleine as he helps her find more donations, the more he falls for her and the less his old life seems to fit him. But telling her the truth will only break both their hearts, and he’s in too deep to walk away.
Trying to decide what he values most in life, Jace hopes he can find a way to keep his fancy life and the woman he loves. The chances of losing everything are growing with every passing day, but Jace is willing to risk it all for a chance at happiness.

Book Review:

What a powerful story. This was such a good book and makes me want to be a better person. Holding On To Everything is the second book in Dana LeChemiant’s new series, Terms of Inheritance. I loved the first one, Forever You and Me. I was really excited to read this book, I adored all of LeChemiant’s previous books and Holding On To Everything was no different. 

Jace Hawthorne was just trying to do his best and live up to his father’s legacy. He wanted to complete his terms of inheritance too, but it was far more difficult than he thought it would be. He gave up everything and lived on the streets going by the name Tom, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. When he is hit by a car, he finds himself being tended to by Madeleine Wu, a nurse who loves people but seems to hate CEOs. Jace finds himself falling for this kind nurse, but runs away because of the lies he is keeping. When Madeleine comes to him asking for donations, he can’t seem to walk away again. Trying to figure out what is most important in life, Jace struggles to choose between his family life and the woman he loves. 

Jace was easy to like from the beginning. I was a little worried because I hadn’t liked him that much from Jake’s book, Let Go, but he won me over from the beginning. I liked reading about Jace as he tried to find his place in the world and tried to figure out how to be the best person he could be. He had to give up everything to see the value in orders and to be a person that he could be proud of. It was fun to read about Jace as he learned what it meant to see people, all those around him, as people who deserve to live and enjoy life. 

Madeleine was a feisty girl, who loved to help others. She wanted to help those who couldn’t help themselves. You don’t get to see from her perspective but I could tell that she was kind. However she did have the tendency to judge people quickly, but she still looked out for those around her. She was a strong woman, who had a huge weight on her shoulders. It was fun to read about her from Jace’s perspective and see how much he loved her. But Madeleine will have to learn how to trust Jace even when she finds out that he has been keeping things from her. 

Jace and Madeleine were a sweet couple to read about, but I also enjoyed reading about their journey. They were learning how to help each other become better people. Holding On To Everything was a lovely book with wonderful messages. People deserve to live, they are not pones in a game. Jace had to learn that he could help those around him and that maybe having everything wasn’t worth having people who loved you. 

I would definitely recommend Holding On To Everything! It was a great book with wonderful characters. I read it so quickly and I am so excited for Sara’s 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.

Let Go


ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Let Go
Series: A Simple Love Story #7
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date: 
February 28, 2021
Genre: Clean Contemporary Romance

After getting a divorce, losing her job, and her parents moving across the world in the same week, Amelia Blake has hit rock bottom.

With nowhere else to go, she journeys across the country to seek the help of a half-sister she’s never met, hoping she can pick up the pieces of her life and move forward with a family that is much larger and more chaotic than she anticipated.

When a hitchhiking musician named Jack helps her fix a flat tire, she is drawn to his undying optimism and mesmerizing music, so much so that she offers to be his manager and help him share his music with the world so she can spend more time with him.

Though Jack keeps details about himself secret, he and Amelia grow closer until his past suddenly catches up to him and threatens to ruin everything the two of them have been building together. Torn between finding her place in her new family and helping Jack reconcile with his, Amelia has to learn to trust her own feelings and the man who knows exactly what it means to let go of the past and follow your heart.

Book Review:

I can’t believe that this is the end of the Simple Love Stories series! I feel like I have lived a lifetime with these characters and like they have become my friends. Let Go is the 7th book in Dana LeCheminant’s Simple Love Stories series. This book made me feel so many emotions and I just couldn’t put it down!

Amelia had me from the beginning, I felt for her. She was just trying to find her place in life and get her life back in order. She was such a nice girl who tried her best to make people happy. I related to her, she was kind of high strung like me :). However she cared deeply for others and she was trying her best to get back on her feet. But I loved how different she was with Jack. He helped her relax and learn to live life for herself and not for others. But Amelia had to figure out where her home was and how to find her place in life if she wanted to be happy. She found a family but would she find the one who truly understood her?

Jack was like a breath of fresh air. He was completely different from me and yet I loved reading about him. He gave off the appearance of someone who just floated through life, but underneath his smile he was hurting. I really liked Jack and I liked reading about him interacting with Amelia. I knew that he had a past, and I just wanted to read more about him. He was such a nice boy and although his past was haunting him, he was doing his best to make the right decisions. But the longer he ignored his past, the more damage his secret could do. 

Amelia and Jack were perfect together, they balanced each other out. Amelia was organized and Jack helped Amelia relax. Their relationship was so sweet and I really liked reading about them falling in love. Amelia and Jack were both trying to find themselves and it would take a lot of time and errors for them to finally be happy. 

Let Go was simply amazing and I loved how everything connected. The ending was perfect and although I am sad to see this series come to a close, I felt like it was perfect. I always enjoy seeing old characters and it was so fun to see how everyone was doing. I would totally recommend Let Go. Let Go is a clean 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.

Dear Dalia

About the Book:

Dear Dalia (A Simple Love Story Book 6) by [Dana LeCheminant]

Title: Dear Dalia
Author: Dana LeCheminant
Release Date:
November 13th, 2020
Genre: Clean and Wholesome Romance

Outdoor-enthusiast Beck Alvarez is afraid of nothing. As a counselor at an all-girls summer camp, she can handle anything that comes her way, from disputes over who gets what bunk to beating the other cabins in camp competitions.

What she can’t handle is Colin Donovan, the ridiculously rich and handsome widowed dad from San Francisco who decides he needs to spend the whole summer at camp and make sure everything is perfect for his daughter. Despite bad first impressions, the pair of them build a budding friendship, and no matter how many times Beck tells herself the parent of a camper is completely off limits, she finds him hard to resist until the end of summer sends him home.

But when a mysterious letter brings Beck to San Francisco and into Colin’s elite world of the wealthy, Beck suddenly has to choose what she wants more: go back to the comfortable and familiar world of camp, or stay with Colin and hope she’s not the only one who thinks their relationship is more than friendship.

Beck Alvarez is afraid of nothing—except risking her heart for a man who may be too broken to love again.

Book Review:

I was so excited for Dear Dalia! I had read all five of the books before it and I knew that Dear Dalia was going to be good. Dear Dalia is the 6th book in Dana LeCheminant’s Simple Love Stories series. The Simple Love Stories feature the Davenports and their close friends and family as they fall in love and learn to live life. Dear Dalia is about Colin Donovan and Rebecka Alverez. You get a brief glimpse of Colin in As Long As You Love Me the fifth book, but you don’t know much about him.

Revecka Alverez, Beck loves the camp she gets to work at every summer. She adores the girls who are part of her team and is always excited to see new faces. This year however is different, one of the girl’s father, Colin Donovan, makes an appearance and manages to push all of her buttons. But as she gets to know him, she sees a kind man who cared for his daughter. She sees a man who is just trying to figure out how to survive without his wife. Beck knows that although she finds Colin cute, they run in different circles and it will never last. But then she finds herself in San Francisco and closer to Colin than ever.  

I thought that Beck was fun! She was adventurous and cool, she also loved the girls who she worked with. It was fun to read about her and her adventures. Her interactions with Colin gave me Pride and Prejudice vibes. At first they didn’t like each other, but as they got to know each other they started to fall in love. It was sweet to read about Beck with Colin, they really balanced each other out.  But Beck needed to find her way in life before she could be with Colin. 

Colin was amazing. At first he was kind of rude, but then you read about him and his daughter, Macy, and your heart melts. He was just a struggling single dad. I loved reading about him trying new things for Macy, it was cute. Colin was a businessman but he also needed to learn to balance life. He had lost loved ones before and he needed to learn how to love again. 

Colin and Beck were a great couple. I thought that Macy, Colin’s daughter, was sweet. They both really loved her and cared about her. I am so glad that old characters made appearances. It was especially fun to see Molly and Brennon again. Colin and Beck had a sweet relationship and I liked watching their relationship grow. 

Dear Dalia was great! It was a wonderful addition to the series and I can’t wait to see what comes next! I feel like each book just gets better and better. Ms. LeCheminant’s books are amazing and I would definitely recommend them all!

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.