Review: Pines and Violets (Colors of Love #7) by V.L. Locey

Rating: 5🌈 Colors of Love has quickly become one of my favorite series and one I highly recommend when people ask me for a contemporary romance novel to read. Beautifully written, well crafted characters of depth that immediately grab at heart and mind, the stories all have certain fascinating elements. One main element is a… Continue reading Review: Pines and Violets (Colors of Love #7) by V.L. Locey

Review: Gingerbread Mistletoe (Lighthouse Bay #2) by Amy Aislin

Rating 4.5 Gingerbread Mistletoe is a story who’s events and romance runs concurrently with those of the first book in the series, Christmas Lane. So yes, they really need to be read together and in the order they were written to understand the relationships and personal dynamics. Ah, Christmas tales and loves stories! Honestly, I… Continue reading Review: Gingerbread Mistletoe (Lighthouse Bay #2) by Amy Aislin

Review: Desert Dreams (Owatonna U Hockey #6) by R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey

Rating: 5🌈 It’s been about a little over a year since the events of Valentine’s Hearts, the preceding book in the Owatonna U Hockey series. In that story we saw two momentous events, a sexual assault on Jacob and finally Ryker and Jacob’s wedding. As the series finale opens, Jacob’s dreams have been realized and… Continue reading Review: Desert Dreams (Owatonna U Hockey #6) by R.J. Scott and V.L. Locey

Review: Hazardous Things (Star Shadow #3) by Beth Bolden

Rating: 4🌈 Hazardous Things is the third story in the Star Shadow series and the review I’m having the most problems writing. One one hand I genuinely love the characters of Felix Humphries and Max McCloud, Star Shadow’s drummer. Felix has been a snarky bundle of intelligent judgment and wry humor from the beginning with… Continue reading Review: Hazardous Things (Star Shadow #3) by Beth Bolden

Review: Impossible Things (Star Shadow #2} by Beth Bolden

Rating: 3.5 stars After the emotionally traumatic, narratively heavy first story (Terrible Things), I had wondered how the author was going to top that. It was a great story and had a charismatic couple at its heart. Did I find that with Impossible Things? Not exactly. This story has one of the issues that I… Continue reading Review: Impossible Things (Star Shadow #2} by Beth Bolden

Review: Terrible Things (Star Shadow #1) by Beth Bolden

Rating: 4.5🌈 Terrible Things is another terrific start to a contemporary rock band romance series by Beth Bolden. Set in southern California, the location allows the author to fold in characters from her other series (Kitchen Gods, Food Truck Warriors) into making guest appearances where needed. Or even serving up as locations ala Terrior Restaurant… Continue reading Review: Terrible Things (Star Shadow #1) by Beth Bolden

Review: Keeping Kellen (Keeping Him #2) by Amy Aislin

Rating: 4.5 🌈 Well, really my only issue here is with the title. It should be called Keeping Brant because Kellen? He’s a done deal here. Has been for years since he realized he saw Brant as more than his BFF’s younger brother. So the question here? That’s Brant not Kellen. So yep, a definite… Continue reading Review: Keeping Kellen (Keeping Him #2) by Amy Aislin

Review: Valentine’s Hearts (Owatonna U Hockey #5) by R.J.Scott

Rating: 5 🌈 Ryker Madsen and Jacob Bentsen have been through a lot in their years together but actually making it to their wedding day might be the most trying times they’ve faced yet. If you’ve been reading this series and the Arizona Raptors one concurrently, as I have, then you’ve watched this couple undergo… Continue reading Review: Valentine’s Hearts (Owatonna U Hockey #5) by R.J.Scott

Review: Keeping Casey (Keeping Him #1) by Amy Aislin

Rating: 4.5🌈 Keeping Casey is another terrific contemporary romance from Amy Aislin. Loosely connected to her hockey series through the Glen Hill College Mountaineers hockey team, which has made its appearances in other stories , this novel is the first in a new Keeping Him series. In Keeping Casey the author weaves many of my… Continue reading Review: Keeping Casey (Keeping Him #1) by Amy Aislin

Review: Tic-Tac Mistletoe Christmas by NR Walker

Rating: 4.5🌈 Yes, my holiday reading is in full swing! And here’s another book guaranteed to bring about an onslaught of the Christmas cozies and a need to bake a gazillion sugar holiday cookies! It’s N. R. Walker’s Tic-Tac Mistletoe! What a Christmas heartwarmer! It will, as it itself will tell you, bring up the… Continue reading Review: Tic-Tac Mistletoe Christmas by NR Walker