Her Darling Mr. Day

About the Book:

Title: Her Darling Mr. Day
Series: American Royalty #2
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

New Orleans’ most eligible bachelor insists he’s not on the market . . . but he couldn’t be more wrong.

Jilted in front of all New York, Theodore Day decides to lose himself in his family’s luxury riverboat business in New Orleans and compete against his brother to become the next company head. The brother with the most sales by summer’s end will win the position. Thanks to Theodore’s fame as a suitor in a socialite’s outlandish competition to find a husband, he has become very desirable royalty in Southern society and thus has an advantage.

It took Flora Wingfield’s best work to convince her family to summer in New Orleans, but with Teddy Day a bachelor once again, she’s leaving nothing to chance. Desperate to stand out from all the clamoring belles, Flora attempts a bold move that goes completely awry, only to find it’s her interior design skills that finally catch his notice.

But when Flora’s father’s matchmaking schemes come in the way of her plans, Teddy will have to decide where his happiness truly lies and what he is willing to sacrifice for it.

Book Review:

I am honestly not sure how I feel about this book. I was excited to read it because I heard a lot of good things about the first book, but it had a slow start. However, by the end of the book, I did end up enjoying Her Darling Mr. Day. Her Darling Mr. Day is the first book in Grace Hitchcock’s American Royalty series. 

Flora was an interesting character. She was complicated, and at first I found her a bit annoying, but I grew to understand her. She had fallen for Teddy Day long ago, and she was determined to win him over. But when she arrived in New Orleans, she found that she had had to fight for him to see her. Flora seemed immature at first, but I soon came to realize that she was just trying to find her place in this world. Her father hadn’t always seen her worth, and she just wanted someone to love her. Flora had to learn that her worth was found in Christ. She had to learn to face her fears and trust God. 

I am also not sure how I felt about Teddy. He had been jilted twice but he also did not really appreciate Flora. He was lost in his own issues. He did grow by the end of the book though. He came to see Flora for the kind woman she was. He had a lot to learn, and he had to figure out if love was worth fighting for. He had to learn what it meant to choose Flora. 

I liked that Flora and Teddy were friends first. Teddy’s brother was not as bad as I thought he might be. I also liked Flora’s cousin and some of her sisters, some of them were really immature. I wish that the sisters were closer. I also feel like this book reminded me of a teen TV show with so much drama. I was hoping that it would be different. However all in all, this was a good book. I am kind of looking forward to the next book too.

Her Darling Mr. Day was a good book and I would recommend it to those who enjoy historical reality TVness. It is clean and a little bit Christian. 

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.

Choices of the Heart

About the Book:

Choices of the Heart by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: Choices of the Heart
Series: Hope Springs Story #7
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: January 11th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

The paths of life that brought them together are destined to tear them apart.

Burke Jones began his life as a nameless orphan, dreaming of one day being a renowned doctor with a home and family to call his own. Sophie Kingston, daughter of an influential East Coast family, was destined to be an important and beloved part of Baltimore Society.

Life has not gone quite as either planned.

Now living in the home of a family friend, Sophie joins the lady on a journey to the tiny town of Hope Springs in Wyoming Territory. It is unlike any place she’s ever known. And the resident doctor is a mystery as well. Burke knows he isn’t the success he’d always imagined he would be, and seeing it through the eyes of this newly arrived Society lady only drives that home.

As Hope Springs begins to weave its magic, Sophie discovers more than she’d ever imagined, in both the town and its doctor. And Burke, who has always guarded his heart, begins to wonder if there might be more to life than he has previously imagined.

Their futures, however, do not lie along the same path or in the same destinations. Fate has once again proven unkind.

Can Hope Springs work yet another miracle?

Book Review:

OMG! I was so excited for this book! I love Sarah’s books and this book is the latest in her Hope Springs series. I binged this series this year and am now waiting as she writes more! Choices of the Heart follows Dr. Burke, a relatively new addition to Hope Springs. From a childhood as a nameless orphan and dreaming of a career and a family, he has found himself in the small town of Hope Springs serving the people there. Sophie Kingston is the daughter of an influential East Coast family in Baltimore, but she finds herself not quite fitting in with Society. A family friend brings Sophie to Hope Springs which is unlike any place she has known, and Burke upon meeting the Society ladies sees the lackluster success to his dreams afresh. As Sophie finds more than she imagined and Burke finds that even if his life isn’t as he originally planned there might be more to it. However, as fate seems to pull them apart, will they find a future together?

Burke was so sweet! He is more reserved than most of the town and still not super confident of his place there. The arrival of Sophie and Mrs. Archer makes him consider his practice and the success of his work. Burke had overcome a difficult childhood and was searching for a sense of accomplishment and success in his work. Throughout the book, he learns about his influence and the effects of his work. It is lovely to see the town’s gratitude and care towards him. They all love and respect him so much. It was so cool to see Hope Springs through his eyes, and all the people who it was made of.

Sophie was another new character who came from the big city to Hope Springs. Baltimore had dampened her natural enthusiasm and made her uncertain about herself. Coming to Hope Springs, she found a welcoming family who took her in as one of their own. She felt like herself there. She was able to be useful and able to help the families while still keeping her joy and personality. 

It is always nice to read a series and see the characters you already know and love. Hope Springs has so many lovely characters who you still get to see as the books continue. This book continues to show the larger story of the town and the struggles of them all, though the focus is on Burke and Sophie. There is definitely a hinting or two at more books and I will be in line for them! 

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 Smuggler of Cadem Cove

About the Book:

The Smuggler of Camden Cove (Ladies of Devon Book 5) by [Kasey Stockton]

Title: The Smuggler of Cadem Cove
Series: Ladies of Devon #5
Author: Kasey Stock
Publisher: Golden Owl Press
Release Date: January 12th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

Pippa Sheffield has a penchant for trouble. She doesn’t ask to be thrown into slippery situations, but they tend to find her. She has worked at maintaining good behavior—she owes that much to her sister—until her new neighbor, William Blakemore, moves in. Come to find out, he is nothing but trouble.

Book Review:

Pippa’s book is here! I have so enjoyed the Ladies of Devon series and was incredibly excited to read Pippa’s book. She was such a fun character when she was little, and it was so cool to see her all grown up. There is something so sweet about watching characters grow. Pippa still seems to have trouble following her even if she doesn’t look for it herself. However, for her sister, she has done her best to maintain proper behavior, until they gain a new neighbor. William Blakemore is nothing but trouble for her life and heart.

Pippa was a really cool character. She was confident, capable, but still figuring out her life. I liked her friendship with Lily and her relationship with her sister and family. She really loved and stuck by them. Having her thought process was nice because I felt like I was able to understand her. There were quite a few things that I related to her about! William was also a fun character. He was trying so hard to find the balance of supporting his family, but making a life of his own. He felt a lot of obligation toward his father and brother, but at the same time, it was dragging him down. He was ready to make a new life for himself, but was still being held back. Pippa and William were so sweet together. They were really able to talk and balance one another.

The story moved pretty quickly, and there were quite a few twists. However, it was a bit hard for me to really get engaged. I kept pausing reading. I liked the story and the ending though I would have liked to see the other Ladies a little more! Mabel and her family were adorable too! I loved reading about them and how they brought William in. This was a really cool historical fiction clean romance. It was interesting to learn a little more about smuggling too! I would definitely recommend this book, but it might be more fun if you read the other books first!   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.

Friend(Shipped)

About the Book:

Friendshipped: A small town friends-to-lovers sweet romcom (Getting Shipped! Book 1) by [Savannah Scott]

Title: Friend (Shipped)
Series: Getting Shipped #1
Author: Savannah Scott
Release Date: December 1st, 2021
Genre: Rom-Com

Can you keep a secret? … I’m in love with my best friend.

There are three things you should know about me.

  • I hate running. No, really. I only run when someone’s chasing me, and thankfully that’s never happened.
  • My ideal Friday night includes pizza, The Princess Bride, and dancing with abandon.
  • And, I’m madly in love with my best friend.

That right there, that’s my secret.

Trevor, and I grew up next door to one another. Yes. He’s the boy next door. Even now, we rent opposite sides of a duplex, and we work across the aisle from one another at the Corn Corners Tribune. Basically, there isn’t a part of my life Trevor hasn’t touched. I take that back. Me. He hasn’t touched me.

He’s made it clear we’re in the friend zone and whatever feelings he had for me were a passing thing for him, while mine keep growing like a Chia pet on a humid summer day in the midwest. Unruly, and apparently pointless.

So, now I’m resigned to get Trevor out of my system once and for all.

If only Trevor would see me as more than a friend … But, unless he shows me otherwise, I’m going to have to do what it takes to move on.

Book Review:

This was such an adorable rom com! This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Scott, and it did not disappoint. I loved the small town feel, the fun side characters, and the sweet romance. The humor was hilarious too!

Lexi was such a relatable main character! She was quite awkward at times, but I can definitely relate to that ;D I loved how fun she was. All of her commentary in her head was hilarious. The banter she and Trevor shared really showed how perfect they were for each other. I love friends to lovers because all the history is there! They just needed a little push 🙂

Trevor was such a cute character! He simply adored Lexi, and I loved how supportive he was about her dating. He was understandably jealous, but he wasn’t acting like a two year old trying to sabotage her dates like some other guy characters. He was almost too nice, especially with Meg, his ex-girlfriend. I would have loved to see her character fleshed out a bit more because she really became the cliche ex girlfriend. But who knows she may get her own book! 

Although I didn’t connect Trevor and Lexi as much as some other books I’ve read, they were still fun to read about. The plot to this book was super fun too! It was not super stressful and full of laughs. Lexi’s mishaps are hilarious, and her dates are so, so bad ;D There were times when the story dragged a little for me, but it was still fun. This is a clean romance that I would recommend to anyone who loves a best friend to lovers rom coms!

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.

Vacations Like This

About the Book:

Vacations Like This: A Romantic Comedy (A Love Like This Book 4) by [Carina Taylor]

Title: Vacations Like this
Series: Love Like This #4
Author: Carina Taylor
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Rom-Com

Kimber
Some people view nosiness as a character flaw. I prefer to think of it as a useful skill. Like a sixth sense or intuition. It’s my super power. And since I became a reporter for my small town newspaper, I like to think my super power puts bagels on my table.

A tiny (quite big, actually) mistake has me eagerly accepting a contract job investigating a resort being built in a small Colorado town.

But there’s one small problem. (6’4” according to his license—maybe my nosiness does go too far sometimes.)

What I didn’t count on was being double-booked in a cabin with Mack Boone.

Our families have known each other since high school, so it feels wrong to kick him out of my cabin.

Besides…he’s kind, he’s protective, and a great kisser.

Three qualities I admire in a man.

But when I find out why he is in town, I realize I’ve made yet another mistake.

No more kissing, Kimber. He’s the enemy.

Lines are drawn. (Literally.)

Wars fought.

Hills sledded.

Lips kissed. Oh right, I wasn’t going to do that one anymore. Maybe I’ll call it research…

The more I investigate the resort, the more time I spend with Mack…the more I wonder what I’m really fighting against. The more I wonder if I can take a chance on love.

What if the villain is really the hero in this story?

Book Review:

A perfect pick-me-up book, Vacations Like This is the final in the Like This series and also leads into an upcoming series! The Boone family is hilarious and I loved this story. Mack is one of the Boone cousins, and I was so excited to read his story! Kimber is taking a much needed contract job investigating a resort in a small town, after a teeny (not really) mistake in her reporter job. Finding that she is in a double-booked cabin was not part of the plan, especially when the other resident is Mack Boone. He is kind and protective, but once she realizes the reason he is there, Kimber puts a hard barrier between them. As time passes, Kimber begins to realize that she may have reacted too quickly, and messed up her chance at love.

This was so cute! It was a quick read that I think I finished in like a day! Kimber is such a funny narrator. I loved reading her thoughts. She was nosy, tried her best, and was so sweet. She had made a mistake and was scrambling in the aftermath. With Mack, it was so fun to read. Mack was a returning character from the earlier books in the series. The Boone family is so fun and reminds me of my family sometimes (although we are much smaller)! He wasn’t as exuberant as some of the cousins, but was honestly just as weird and crazy. It was fun to read about him in a different context too. He was such a sweetheart to Kimber and they were super cute together! I definitely related to his character growth too!

Overall, I would so recommend this book! It was fun and lighthearted. It is part of a series, but it could be read stand-alone. I definitely recommend reading it in order though! It is just more fun to know all the characters and know some context. This is a closed-door romance that I would recommend to teens and up! It is not super steamy but has some innuendoes. 

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 Treasure an Heiress

About the Book:

To Treasure an Heiress (The Secrets of the Isles Book #2) by [Roseanna M. White]

Title: To Treasure an Heiress
Series: The Secrets of the Isles #2
Author: Roseanna M White
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Historical Fiction

1906

Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. Now, after stumbling across an old collection of letters and a map buried on her family’s property, she’s found more adventure than she ever anticipated in the hunt for pirate treasure. But in order to discover where the clues lead, she must search alongside Lord Sheridan, a man she finds insufferable.

Sheridan has spent years pursuing whatever archaeological interests pique his imagination. And when he discovers that Beth’s search connects with one of his far-removed pirate ancestors, he can’t help getting involved. Plus, he finds her irresistible, even though she insists he stole a prized possession of hers.

As they work together following different clues and drawing closer to danger, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and piratical adventure. But which treasure will bring the greatest surprise–the one they find in each other or the one just out of their reach?

Book Review:

This was such a fun book! I loved the banter between the characters. To Treasure an Heiress is the second book in Roseanna M White’s The Secrets of the Isles series. Okay, so I loved this book! It was so funny and interesting!

Beth Tremayne has been searching for an adventure since she was a child, she dreamed of finding love in London’s ballroom. Now she dreams of finding a lost treasure. However, her dreams are interrupted by her family’s guest, Lord Sheridan. Lord Sheridan enjoys pursuing whatever archaeological interest catches his imagination. When he learns that Beth’s search for lost treasure connects to one of his favorite pirates of history, he can’t help but get involved. He also found Beth irresistible and even finds himself falling for her. As Sheridan and Beth search for treasure, they start to piece together a story of tragic love and practical adventure, but they never expected to find each other. 

Sheridan was a crack up. Iloved him in this book! He was kind and funny, and I loved his little quirks. He was an Earl, but he never used his position to lord over others. He was such a sweet guy, and it was so funny to read from his perspective. I also adored his relationship with Libby’ brother, Lord Telford. Sheridan did have to learn to see those around him, and be willing to admit mistakes. He was such a real and fun character. I loved reading about his interactions with others, and it was so sweet to read about him falling for Beth. 

I was a little unsure about Beth at first because of the first book, but I came to really like her. Beth was stubborn and feisty, but she also loved her family. She was always seeking adventure, but she came to find pleasure in the little things, spending time with her family and those who love her. Beth was searching for a treasure, and she didn’t know how to let others help her. However, she soon came to see the value of her friends and family. It was sweet to read about Beth falling for Sheridan. She definitely didn’t see it coming. Beth had to learn how to trust God and not let her personal feelings lead her. 

Sheridan and Beth were so much fun to read about. They had great chemistry, and I loved their character development. They felt real and relatable. They were both human and they made mistakes, but they were also trying to learn from their mistakes. They had to learn what it meant to worship God and give him their best throughout everyday life. I really liked how White was able to weave in faith elements without taking away from the story. The characters’ faith felt real and yet it was not overpowering. 

 I also really enjoyed the side characters in this story. Sheridan’s valet was hilarious and I really enjoyed his moments, along with Telford (I hope he gets his own book). The storyline was really interesting and I could not put this book down. I was enthralled in the treasure hunt and seeing how everything would resolve itself. There are still some loose ends and I can’t wait to read the next book. 

To Treasure an Heiress was a great book! I would totally recommend it! It is even better than the first book, and it has made me even more excited for the next book. To Treasure an Heiress is a clean, historical, Christian book. 

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

The Masked Fae

About the Book:

The Masked Fae (Royal Fae of Rose Briar Woods Book 1) by [Shari L. Tapscott]

Title: The Masked Fae
Series: Royal Fae of Rose Briar Woods #1
Author: Shari L Tapscott
Release Date: 
January 1st, 2022
Genre: Fantasy Romance

Never make a bargain with one of the Fae.

It’s a rule everyone knows…and yet it’s one Alice’s family seems to ignore. After her brother loses their entire family fortune in a wager he cannot afford, Alice ventures into the Rose Briar Woods to make a deal with the formidable Fae marquis who now owns her family’s estate—a portrait in exchange for her brother’s freedom.

But instead of Lord Ambrose, the young artist meets a mysterious masked man who saves her when her carriage is attacked by goblins. Even though he warns her to leave the woods, Alice finds herself working in the marquis’s manor.

Right away, Alice realizes Lord Ambrose is not what she expects. He’s kind when the Fae are supposed to be cold, and he’s generous even though he wants to be rid of her. And more, he’s hiding a painful past—one that seems to have something to do with Alice herself.

Soon, Alice is torn between the handsome marquis and the dashing masked bandit who continues to visit her in the evenings, but her heart tells her something is amiss.

Because it seems very likely the two men Alice is taken with just might be the same man…

Book Review:

I stayed up way too late, trying to finish this book. The Masked Fae is the first book in Shari L Tapscott’s new series, Royal Fae of Rose Briar Woods. I really enjoyed her other standalone series, so I was excited to see that she was writing a new one. This was such an interesting story to read and it was a fun read!

Alice was a different kind of character. She was strong and kind, and yet there were times when I wanted to hit her over the head. She stayed with the fae which was kind of crazy. But as I read more I was able to understand her reasoning. It was sweet to read about Alice interacting with Lord Ambrose. I loved Alice and getting to know more about her. I also adored her relationship with Lord Ambrose and it was cute to read about them falling in love. Alice had to learn that there was more going on behind the scenes of the fae than she could ever imagine.

Lord Ambrose was a complicated character, I wasn’t sure how to feel about him at first but I ended up really liking him. He was just trying his best, he was in an impossible situation and he was just trying to help as many people as he could. I really liked getting to know him and seeing him grow. He was a kind fae and he never expected to find true happiness but Alice had a way of walking through his walls. Lord Ambrose would learn that there can always be hope and light.

Lord Ambrose and Alice were from different worlds and yet they were drawn together by family and fate. It was so interesting to read about them interacting and falling in love. There was so much going on behind the scenes and I didn’t know what would happen. Lord Abmrose had power but even he could not go against the queen. The queen was crazy and evil, a perfect bad guy. There were so many factors working against Alice and Lord Ambrose and there were some surprises along the way. I also really liked the side characters and I am so excited about the books to come! It was fascinating to read about the faes and humans in Tapscott’s book.

The Masked Fae was a great book and I would totally recommend it! I would recommend it to those who are at least 13 and up, there are a couple of innuendos hidden within the book. The Masked Fae is a closed door fantasy romance part of a standalone 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.

Never Leave Me

About the Book:

Never Leave Me (Waters of Time Book #2) by [Jody Hedlund]

Title: Never Leave Me
Series: Waters of Time #2
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: January 4th, 2022
Genre: Time Travel Romance

In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

Bestselling and award-winning author Jody Hedlund plunges you into the swiftly flowing river of history in a race against the clock in this breathtaking, emotional second Waters of Time story.

Book Review:

This was stunning! I adored the characters and I am so glad that Hedlund wrote another book! Never Leave Me is the second book in Jody Hedlund’s Waters of Time series. I was so excited to read about Ellen and Harrison, I loved them in the first book. 

Ellen was a strong character, she had overcome much in her young life. She had dealt with the death of her mother, and then learning that she had a life ending disease. I really liked reading about Ellen and seeing her grow and mature. She had to learn to trust Harrison and let go of her fears. I loved that she had a heart for those who were suffering.

Harrison was the sweetest! I loved him and it was so fun to read things from his perspective. He was a hard worker and he had fallen hard for Ellen, he loved her so much. It was definitely cute to read about him interacting with her and trying to help her. Harrison was lonely and he didn’t want Ellen to leave him, he had lost so many people already. However Harrison had to learn to trust God’s plan and let Ellen grow taking her time. 

Harrison and Ellen were the sweetest together, I loved their interactions! I could tell that they were perfect together, I loved how they were friends first. They had gone through a lot and I so wanted them to find their happy endings. 

It was so cool to read this book, there were so many twists and turns, I was on the edge of my seat. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say this book was amazing! I also love how Hedlund is always able to weave a great story while still keeping God at the center. This was a great Christian fiction book!

Never Leave Me is a must read! I know that I keep gushing about it, but it is so worth it! I would definitely recommend Never Leave Me. However it is part of a series so I would suggest reading it in order. I would recommend Never Leave Me to those at least 13 years and up. Never Leave Me is a clean christian time split 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.

The Proposal

About the Book:

The Proposal: A Sweet, Small Town, Military Romance (Brides of Beaufort Book 1) by [Jess Mastorakos]

Title: The Proposal
Series: Brides of Beaufort #1
Author: Jess Mastorakos
Release Date: 
December 23, 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance

My best friend is basically my dream girl. Too bad I can’t have her.

As a Marine who jumps out of perfectly good airplanes for fun, you could say I’m fine with taking risks. But not when it comes to Shelby.

For years, I’ve been firmly in the friend zone, right where she wants me. And since I won’t risk our friendship, that’s where I’ll stay. But I can’t pine over her forever.

When I propose to my girlfriend and get rejected in front of the whole town, the joke’s on me. Turns out proposing to the wrong woman because you can’t have the right one is a bad idea.

Shelby’s always had my heart. Can I convince her to trust me with hers?

Book Review:

Um yes, this book was amazing! I have been in such a bad reading slump that even the books I love take a couple of days to finish, but I finished this book in one day! The Proposal is the first book in Jess Mastroakos new series, Brides of Beaufort. It was such a sweet and fun read!

Paul was ready to take the next step in his relationship with his girlfriend and propose, but when she rejected him, his plans went down the drain. Thankfully he has a best friend who will stand by him, Shelby. Shelby has been in love with Paul since high school but because of her heart condition, she has kept him at arm’s length. But when they are drawn back together, they throw caution to the wind and decide to try and make a relationship work. Will their relationship survive or are they destined to just be best friends? 

Shelby was so cool! She was strong and she cared about others deeply. She was kind but she was also more closed off, she let few people really into her life. However Paul was one of those people who would stand by her against anything. She had some health issues so she was worried about life. It was interesting to read about Shelby as she was navigating life with her health condition, it did not define her but it was still a part of her. I loved reading about Shelby as she learned to let Paul into her heart and how to learn life to the fullest. She was just a wonderful character.

Paul was a sweetheart. I adored his relationship with Shelby and how he cared for her, he was so sweet. I also liked reading about his interactions with his family and friends. Paul just wanted the best for Shelby and he was trying so hard to be a good friend. It was differently cute to read about him caring for her and just being a great friend. I loved reading about them falling in love. Paul had to figure out what it meant to be in a relationship with Shelby and how to make her feel loved. 

Shelby and Paul were such a sweet couple together and I loved that they were friends first. They had a comradery and it was just so cute to read about them interacting. I also adored the side characters. Paul’s sister was so much fun and the other friends were also great! I think I have an inkling of who the next book is going to be about, I don’t know how I am going to wait to read it. 🙂

The Proposal was everything that I had hoped for and more! I adored the characters and the storyline. Shelby and Paul tugged at my heartstrings and I would totally recommend it! The Proposal was just an amazing 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.

27 Ways to Mend a Broken Heart

About the Book:

27 Ways to Mend His Broken Heart (27 Ways Series Book 2) by [Shari L. Tapscott]

Title: 27 Ways to Mend a Broken Heart
Series: 27 Ways Series #2
Author: Shari L Tapscott
Release Date: 
September 2, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heal him so you can steal him.

Kaylee:
Before I begin, I need to be clear about one thing: Kyle was mine first. My best friend since fourth grade. My shoulder to cry on. My everything. And then during our senior year of high school, Ava waltzed into the picture and won his heart.

Kyle:
I asked Ava to marry me. (Spoiler—she said no.)

How do you move on after five years? If it weren’t for Kaylee, I don’t know what I’d do. I know she was only trying to cheer me up when she concocted the idea of the list, but why not give it a try? Ava has certainly moved on.

Kaylee:
I’ve never seen Kyle so destroyed. The list was supposed to be a joke, something to make him smile. Then I realized what it really is—an opportunity. By the time I’m finished with him, Kyle will be over Ava, and he’ll be head-over-heels for yours truly.

Kyle:
I trust Kaylee, and if she thinks the list will help, then I’m all in. She’s not like other girls—she doesn’t plot and scheme, or have ulterior motives. What you see is what you get. A guy couldn’t ask for a better best friend…

Book Review:

My sisters and I always laugh because with a lot of romance series there’s a book about a girl, her friends, her sisters, and sometimes authors will just throw in a random side character who you met once! This is basically what 27 Ways to Mend His Broken Heart by Shari L. Tapscott is, but I unashamedly loved it :). The first book in the 27 Ways series is about Addison and Carter. In their book, Addison’s dad is trying to set her up with a doctor named Heath who is Kaylee’s brother. I know I was super confused when I first read the description for this, but they actually all live in the same town. So there are some cameos from Isaac and Carter!

This was such a cute book! I was rereading again, and it was just as good as the first time. I loved reading Kaylee’s thoughts. They were so funny and relatable, and I adored watching her to figure out how to tell Kyle how she felt. It was definitely a long road for them though, but it was sweet to watch Heath and Savannah, her roommate, help her. And Heath and Savannah both need a book too! I’m not totally sure whether they would end up together or not, but they both need a book 😉

Kyle was also a sweetheart even if he was a bit dense at times. He was completely in love with Kaylee, but he couldn’t see it! I have to say though I was able to enjoy the book without getting too mad at him. Sometimes I can’t even enjoy the book, but I still loved this one! Kaylee and Kyle’s banter was adorable to me too. I liked how they were friends first, so they already had that stability and comfortableness with each other.

I loved this book! It is full of witty banter, hilarious scenes, and an adorable romance. I finished it basically in one sitting because it was that good, and I loved the twists in it. There was just enough to keep me interested without it becoming too stressful. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a clean, lighthearted rom com!