Book Review

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ The Perfect Dress ☆ by Carolyn Brown ☆

Title: The Perfect Dress
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Small Town & Rural Fiction, Woman’s Friendship Fiction, Family Life Fiction
ASIN: B07J1YY2VR
Price: Read for free with Kindle Unlimited $4.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2UBjkZx
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42187608-the-perfect-dress
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/the-perfect-dress-by-carolyn-brown

BLURB

A plus-size Texas gal has designs on an old crush in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s exuberant, bighearted romance.
In the small town of Celeste, Texas, Mitzi Taylor has never quite fit inside the lines. Nearly six feet tall, flame-haired, and with a plus-size spirit to match every curve, she’s found her niche: a custom wedding-dress boutique catering to big brides-to-be with big dreams. Taking the plunge alongside her two best friends, she’s proud they’ve turned The Perfect Dress into a perfect success.
Just when Mitzi has it all pulled together, Graham Harrison walks back into her life, looking for bridesmaid dresses for his twin daughters. A still-strapping jock whose every gorgeous, towering inch smells like aftershave, the star of all Mitzi’s high school dreams is causing quite a flush.
For Mitzi, all it takes is a touch to feel sparks flitting around her like fireflies. She can just imagine what a kiss could do. Graham’s feeling it, too. And he’s about to make that imagination of Mitzi’s run wild. Is it just a hot summer fling, or are Mitzi’s next designs for herself and seeing her own dreams come true?

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given The Perfect Dress by AUTHOR NAME as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from NetGalley. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Nice read, took me a minute to get into the book. Three friends open a plus-size custom made bridal boutique primarily working from size 14 and up, creating their perfect dress. Mitzi, Paula and Jody’s lives will change during the year this book takes place, getting “The Perfect Dress” off the ground takes a lot of their time and their personal lives are on a roller coaster with highs and lows, but they all end up with their own HEA.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Blame it on the Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1 ☆ by L.E. Rico ☆

Title: Blame It On The Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1
Author: L.E. Rico
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: September 11, 2017
Pages: 302 pages
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction
ASIN: B074ZLDGZR
Price: Kindle eBook $2.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2D3O7nd
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36054374-blame-it-on-the-be
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/blame-it-on-the-bet-by-l-e-rico

BLURB

Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, where the cats wear sweaters, the local priest dispenses dating advice, and you can find your fortune in the bottom of a pie tin.

When her family’s pub is threatened with foreclosure, Hennessy O’Halloran, along with her three sisters, is determined to raise enough money to keep it out of the hands of the L.A. real-estate developer trying to raze it and replace it with a—god forbid!—multiplex theater.

Bryan Truitt always gets what he wants. And what he wants is the sweet corner property on Mayhem’s Main Street where O’Halloran’s Pub sits. But his “quick business” turns into more than he bargains for when he meets the feisty Hennessy. Next thing he knows, he’s betting her he can outlast Mayhem’s punishing winter in time to make the pub his—or he’ll gift it to her for free.

Hennessy knows better than to flirt with the enemy. But suddenly Bryan’s not sure which he wants more…the property or the woman who owns it.

REVIEW

Blame it on the Bet is the first book I’ve read written by Author L.E. Rico, it is a very clean and wholesome romance. We meet all the sisters in this first book in the series, Hennessey V.S., Jameson, Johnnie Walker Black and Bailey Irish are the Whiskey Sister’s their parents owned an operated O’Hallorans Pub and now the four sisters find out that they are about to lose the Pub in Foreclosure back to the bank. Bryan Truitt wants to buy the Pub to for a company who wants to tear it down and build a movie complex, the girls fight with everything they have to pay the loan back to the bank within the 5 weeks they have. Bryan likes Hennessy and she likes him too, to bad they want opposite things.

This is a laugh out loud wholesome book with Polka Mass at the catholic church, chili cook off’s and good down-home Minnesota hospitality. I lived in Minnesota for about 6 years and I felt that same sense of hospitality while reading this book as when I lived there.

Great read, going to start the next Whiskey Sister book at the end of this week.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2

Kindle eBook $.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2G3nHlU

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2 ☆ by L.E. Rico ☆

Title: Mischief and Mayhem: Whiskey Sisters Book #2
Author: L.E. Rico
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: July 9, 2018
Pages: 292 pages
Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romance, Small Town & Rural Fiction
ASIN: B07DTF1YYS
Price: Kindle eBook $2.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2D3O7nd
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40279116-mischief-and-mayhem
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/mischief-and-mayhem-by-l-e-rico

BLURB

Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, home of the Knitty Kitty, The Little Slice of Heaven Pie Shop, and O’Halloran’s Pub—owned by the four young women known as The Whiskey Sisters.

In the wake of her divorce, Jameson O’Halloran has gone man-vegan. And this is one diet she’s determined to stick with. Even when her long-lost ex-brother-in-law shows up looking like two scoops of double dutch dipped in chocolate… She’s not giving in. Been there and still wearing the messy T-shirt.

It’s been a decade since Scott Clarke left his family and his hometown, never to return. But when tragedy strikes, he finds himself dragged back to the land of gossip, judgment, and the one woman he absolutely, positively, without a doubt can never have. His brother’s ex is off-limits. He just needs to keep repeating that to himself until it sinks in.

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given Mischief and Mayhem by L.E. Rico as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

Great second book in Whisky Sisters series. Down to earth quirky characters, plot twists and entertaining story give this book 5 out of 5 stars for me.

Jameson and Scott fell in love with each other, before they knew what that really meant, as kids. Misunderstanding and miscommunication causes Scott to leave his home and family for over the past ten years. But Scott was still helping those in need while working on creating clean water options for those with no clean water to be had. Jameson was married to the worst person I’ve ever read about in a book, a cheater who is self-centered and egotistical and Jameson is always helping others in need, that’s why she went to nursing school to become a nurse to help others. When Big Win aka Winston Sr has a stroke while watching Jackson, Jameson and Win Jr (her ex-husband) toddler he’s fighting to comeback but nothing is connecting him to us until Jackson his grandson goes to the hospital for a short visit and crawls in bed with his “Goppa” to take a nap and Big Win moves, which gives the family hope for a recovery. Win is jealous that his brother Scott is falling in love with his ex-wife Jameson.

Pick up a copy of this laugh out loud, wholesome read.

Can’t wait to see if there will be more to the Whiskey Sisters.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Blame it on the Bet: Whiskey Sisters Book #1

Kindle eBook $2.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2D3O7nd

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Tempting the Heiress: The Heiress Duet Book #2 ☆ by Nana Malone ☆

Title: Tempting the Heiress: The Heiress Duet Book #2
Author: Nana Malone
Publisher: Sankofa Girl
Publication Date: April 9, 2019
Pages: 212 pages
Genre: New Adult & College Romance, Women’s New Adult
ASIN: B07NNRRXQM
Price: Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2CVQZlJ
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43924626-tempting-the-heiress
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/tempting-the-heiress-the-heiress-duet-book-2-by-nana-malone

BLURB

One error in judgment. That is all it took.

They say don’t mix business with pleasure, but I fell in love with the client and now I’ve lost her.

But I would do it all over again if it meant keeping her safe.

Now I’ll have to fight like hell to earn her trust again. If I don’t, it could cost both of us everything.

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given Tempting the Heiress: The Heiress Duet Book #2 by Nana Malone as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

5 out of 5 STARS ☆☆☆☆☆

This book is the finally of Neela and Jax’s story, Willa is not dead but faked her death to avoid some bad people who are after her for her greedy and unethical business practices, Willa and Mayzie’s father have been following Neela around trying to get her to work on the ledger faster to solve it so they can read it to get more money, all they care about is making more money, neither Willa or Mayzie’s dad care about Mayzie at all, they are just using her to get Neela to do what they want, SOLVE THE PUZZLE.

With Jax’s occupation of being a bodyguard now out in the open Neela must decide if she care’s about him more than she cared about him lying to her about being a many.

It’s a great read with suspense, humor and plenty of hot sexy scenes. Pick up your copy to check it out, I recommend reading both parts of the Duet in order.

ALSO AVAILABLE

Protecting the Heiress: The Heiress Duet Book #1

Kindle eBook $3.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2UELnDh

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Fallen Princess: Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book #10 ☆ by Chantal Fernando ☆

Title: Fallen Princess: Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book #10
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: April 8, 2019
Genre: Romantic Action & Adventure
ASIN: B07JMHPZ2S
Price: Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited or eBook $4.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2IithUz
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42419239-fallen-princess
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/fallen-princess-by-chantal-fernando

BLURB

From the New York Times bestselling author who “knows how to draw you in and keep you hooked” (Angela Graham, New York Times bestselling author) comes a compelling tale of family loyalty and budding romance starring the badass Clover Black as she is forced to choose between following her heart or keeping her family safe.

Growing up as the Princess of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, Clover Black knows she’s had a thoroughly unique upbringing. As the daughter of the former President of the club, she’s expected to live a certain kind of life but she does the unthinkable…she goes to the police academy and becomes a cop. Without her family knowing.

After being assigned a new partner, the handsome Felix Banks, a friendship blossoms, but as Felix teaches her how to be a better cop, she finds herself falling for him, all while, struggling to keep her two lives separate. Tensions rise when the truth comes out and it becomes clear that Clover is being used for her motorcycle club ties.

As things heat up within the MC and at Clover’s job, she faces a difficult choice—her love for Felix and the law, or her family and the Wind Dragons. A steamy and unputdownable romance, Fallen Princess is perfect “for fans of Kristin Ashley, Julie Ann Walker, and Joanna Wylde, and those who are heartbroken that television’s Sons of Anarchy has ended” (Booklist).

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given Fallen Princess: Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book #10 by Chantal Fernando as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from Give Me Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Chantal Fernando 5 out of 5 Stars! ☆☆☆☆☆

Great continuation of the Wind Dragon Series, love that you included all the previous characters into Fallen Princess and continued the cross over with Erin and Ace from the Cursed Ravens Series as well as introduce us to more.

Clover Black wants to follow her heart but doesn’t look at the big picture as to why she was able to get what she wanted so easily. Felix Banks is Clover’s hot sexy new partner who has suffered the loss of his father, who was killed by some biker in a bar fight, or was he?

Loyalty is important to everyone in this book but so is doing the right thing is the most important thing.

Loved this book adding it to all my other Chantal Fernando books and I have quite a few.

ALSO AVAILABLE

#1 Dragon’s Lair

#2 Arrow’s Hell

#3 Tracker’s End

#4 Dirty Ride

#5 Rake’s Redemption

#6 Wild Ride

#7 Wolf’s Mate

#8 Last Ride

#9 Crossroads

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Wrecked & Reclaimed: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book #5 ☆ by Bink Cummings ☆

Title: Wrecked & Reclaimed: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book 5
Author: Bink Cummings
Publication Date: April 10, 2019
Pages: 284 pages
Genre: MC Romance, Romantic Suspense
ASIN: B07PCSKBTM
Price: Read Free on Kindle Unlimited: – https://amzn.to/2FZv7bm
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44149237-wrecked-reclaimed
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/wrecked-reclaimed-sacred-sinners-mc-texas-chapter-book-5-by-bink-cummings

BLURB

Must read: Wrecked & Restless first.
Last book of the Wrecked Duet.

Once upon a time, my heart was broken. Wrecked beyond repair.
Then I met him, a man who wasn’t like anyone before.
Who didn’t see the world like others saw it.
He wasn’t supposed to fall in love with me. The girl nobody wanted. A soul destined to save others, when she couldn’t save herself.
I didn’t believe him when he said I was his.
But darkness belongs with darkness.
And love doesn’t always equal pain.
Maybe fairytales do exist for women like me.
A prince to hold bloodstained hands.
Happiness to be found among the wreckage.

Warning: Contains adult sexual content, graphic violence, and dark emotional scenarios that may trigger some readers. Proceed with caution. You have been warned.

Last book of the Wrecked Duet.- which can be read as a standalone set.
For the best reading experience, read Books #1-#3 of Sacred Sinners- Texas Chapter series to avoid spoilers.

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given Wrecked & Reclaimed: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book 5
by Bink Cummings as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from Enticing Journey Book Promotions. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.

Bink Cummings has done it again, this time on a darker side but she still delivered a 5 out of 5 STARS ☆☆☆☆☆ with Wrecked & Reclaimed!

Rosie’s story is dark but with just the thread of hope needed for her to continue fighting the good fight, saving women who can’t save themselves or don’t have someone looking out for them. Kade’s story wants me to bring his mother back to life to kill her myself, what a twisted piece of crap to sexually abuse any child let alone your own is a new low in my book.

Rosie and Kade are the main two pieces of the same twisted puzzle, It renews a sense of hope and love when soul mates find each other even if its fiction, I know if someone can think it, it can possibly happen.

Hunting and killing is the name of the game with Rosie and her prayers for the souls of the people she had to kill is a nice extra side to knowing Rosie to human being.

Bink Great JOB! Can’t wait for more books to follow!

ALSO AVAILABLE

Hopelessly Shattered: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book #1

Kindle Unlimited eBook link to order – https://amzn.to/2NKk48a

Hopeful Whispers: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book #2

Kindle Unlimited eBook link to order – https://amzn.to/2Vzowcq

Hopefully Devoted: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book #3

Kindle Unlimited eBook link to order – https://amzn.to/2XGi1GQ

Wrecked & Restless: Sacred Sinners MC – Texas Chapter Book #4

Kindle Unlimited eBook link to order – https://amzn.to/2C8nn4f

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW DOUBLE FEATURE by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ Between a Rock and a Royal: Kings of Carolina Book #1 & Blue Bloods & Back Roads: Kings of Carolina Book #2 ☆ Sylvie Stewart ☆

Title: Between a Rock and a Royal: Kings of Carolina Book #
Author: Sylvie Stewart
Publisher: Rolling Hearts Press
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Pages: 198 pages
Genre: New Adult, College Romance, Romantic Comedy, Billionaire Romance
ASIN: B07KD7MGTX
Price: Kindle eBook $ link to order – https://amzn.to/2WuYzLu
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41558478-between-a-rock-and-a-royal
BookBub Link: https://www.bookbub.com/books/between-a-rock-and-a-royal-by-sylvie-stewart

Title: Blue Bloods & Back Roads: Kings of Carolina Book #2
Author: Sylvie Stewart
Publisher: Rolling Hearts Press
Publication Date: November 14, 2018
Pages: 198 pages
Genre: New Adult, College Romance, Romantic Comedy, Billionaire Romance
ASIN:
Price: Kindle eBook $ link to order – https://amzn.to/2V8Ylts
Goodreads Link:
BookBub Link:

BLURB

Two foreign princes, one local girl in a serious jam, and a ’65 Mustang headed for Georgia. What could go wrong?

LEO: My brother likes to think he’s the clever one, and I usually let him. He’s the crown prince, after all. But he’s cocked things up royally this time, pardon the pun. It will take some quick thinking and a heavy dose of luck, but I’ll pull us out of it. Even if it means putting my trust in a stranger … a tempting stranger who carries a wrench and an attitude.

RUBY: I knew before I even agreed that this would be a bad idea. But given my circumstances, I had little choice but to take these rich country-club rejects up on their offer. A ride in exchange for the money my uncle and I owe. How bad could it be? I’m sure I’ll survive and hopefully fix my problems in the process, but my heart might not be so lucky.

Fans of Penny Reid and R.S. Grey will love Between a Rock and a Royal. Grab your copy now and start the sexy, laugh-out-loud Kings of Carolina Series today!

REVIEW

SPOILER – HUGE CLIFF HANGER AT THE END OF BETWEEN A ROCK AND A ROYAL. Since there was a cliff hanger I am combining my reviews into this double feature review.

Between a Rock and a Royal was a getting to know you kind of book feeling the characters out to see where they are coming from or what they are all about and then it ended. I was so happy that I did not have to wait for the next book to come out, I would have given up reading Sylvie Stewart if that was the case. Blue Bloods and Back Roads continued the romance and I would have combined the two with some creative editing so the reader didn’t have the almost breakdown like I did when it just ended with nothing resolved in book 1, Between a Rock and a Royal. I’m so glad I love reading Sylvie Stewart so I continued on and got my HEA.

Check out both books via Kindle unlimited.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J