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Truly stated by Rachel Lacey in her latest release Hideaway, book one in the Women Of Vino And Veritas Series.

Pheobe Shaw returns home to Vermont to renovate her grandmother’s house, as she re-assess her life and her future. Reuniting with her teenage friend Taylor Donovan was never in the cards. And neither was fostering a pregnant dog! But life has a weird sense of humor, and fate enjoys playing cupid and bringing two wonderful people who deserve to be happy and together.

Rachel Lacey has expanded the horizons of her writing which am thoroughly enjoying and is not the first time. Accepting and adapting a lifestyle is challenging, and when you have a family so open with support, strength and love is an added bonus of living a fulfilling life. Go on this loving and wonderful journey of two lovely people, as they navigate their feelings, their insecurities and at the same time giving some love to four legged beauties.

Received an ARC from the publisher, Heart Eyes Press

EXCERPT:

I sipped my cider, savoring its tangy, refreshing flavor. Over the hum of conversation, I could hear a woman singing, accompanied by the tinkling notes of the piano. I stared into the amber depths of my cider while I enjoyed the soulful quality of the singer’s voice. Whoever this was must be new, because I didn’t recognize her voice or her style.

I picked up my glass and spun my stool toward the stage, only to find myself facing Phoebe. I inhaled, and my glass tipped dangerously in my hand. Of all the people I’d expected to see on that stage…

Phoebe’s hair was pulled back in a loose bun , but a few dark curls had escaped, spilling down her back. She wore a slinky black dress that highlighted her curves and stood out in stark contrast against her pale skin. Her voice was low and smoky, hitting me somewhere in the vicinity of my solar plexus, a jolt that warmed my stomach and radiated outward, flushing my skin.

As I watched, Phoebe looked up, and our eyes met. I lifted my glass and took another sip of my cider, feigning indifference, because it was just unfair that she could still affect me like this after so many years. Phoebe dropped her gaze to the piano in front of her as her fingers danced across the keys.

I remembered sitting beside her on the bench at Margery’s piano, my arm wrapped around her as Phoebe sang. Her voice had been different then, lighter and sweeter, or maybe it just seemed that way, filtered through the blinds of my memory. Margery told me Phoebe had given up the piano—and singing—after she graduated from high school.

Maybe she was feeling nostalgic now that she was back in Vermont. Or maybe she was just trying to torture me with the allure of her voice. I gulped from my cider.

“Hi,” a female voice said.

I spun to find myself facing an unfamiliar blonde. “Hi.”

“I’m Rebecca,” she said. “Are you from around here?”

“Taylor, and yes. You?”

“Just in town for the weekend,” Rebecca told me.

“Ah.” I sipped my cider. Rebecca was pretty, although not exactly my type with her trendy dress and long, red-painted nails. She looked like she’d never hiked a day in her life. But when I glanced to the left, I saw Phoebe watching me from the stage, and it gave me an absurd thrill to let her watch me flirt with someone else. “Where are you from, Rebecca?”

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MacArthur sibling #2, Brodie MacArthur has a lot of groveling to do with Patience with patience! Getting off on the wrong foot with the temporary nanny for his client’s son was not what he had intended. But then, men are known to do stupid things when encountered with the love of their lives.

Helping a friend take care of his son as a temporary nanny was not Patience’s original plan for her summer, away from her kindergarten kids. And neither was the spark of attraction for the head of security. But in the world of love, plans go awry and heart takes precedence. And to navigate the ups and downs of this road require Brodie and Patience to be on the same page, and make sure the danger lurking in the shadows is eliminated as well.

This light and quick read from Katie Reus is perfect for the romantic at heart.

Received an ARC from KR Press, LLC via NetGalley for an honest review.

A book from Katie Reus can never ever disappoint me and this MacArthur sure enough has the right moves making me fall for him.

Book one, “Falling For Irish”, in her new series of the MacArthur family, Daniel MacArthur gets a second chance to win his lady, Kathryn Irish back. Their first meeting is electrifying, and Kathryn does kick some ass on her mission. But the kick-ass lady needs some protection and Daniel is more than willing to fill those shoes.

Never having getting over one another, it was jus a matter of putting the past misunderstandings to rest, take care of the danger in the present, and have their future in their hands. A truly witty, loving and heartwarming read for the romantic suspense addicts!

Received an ARC from Katie Reus via NetGalley for an honest review!

It’s been a while since I read Marina Adair, and what a treat it was as I get to know the Hopeless Romantics of Rome, Rhode Island. 

The first few pages are a witty opening to a story so simple, yet so rich in emotions that brought tears to my eyes a couple of times. Rhodes’s is all set to explore the un-chartered territory of love and Hayes is trying to find herself in the busy and hustle of her dysfunctional yet, lovable family dynamics. You throw in cock-busting Gregory to the equation and you’ve got yourself a rib tickling love story!

Book two of her “When In Rome” series is a definite winner from Marina Adair…the camaraderie among friends is priceless, the unconditional love for your family at the center of this story is pure sentiment and the chemistry between Hayes and Rhodes is the right spark to make “Hopeless Romantic” hopelessly adorable and endearing

Received an ARC from Kensington via NetGalley for an honest review.

Rachel Lacey’s “Midnight In Manhattan” Series seems to conclude with Piper Sheridan and Chloe Carson whispering to each other – “Come Away With Me”, to a future that looks promising.

But with like any other couple, Piper has past trauma and fears to relinquish and Chloe has insecurities and uncertainties to be overcome before they can actually plan a future. Despite everything, they have enough love between them to dream of a future together. With a great group of friends and family supporting, it’s just a matter of time to make their love story a reality.

Simple human beings, strong characters, and a complex love story is what makes “Come Away With Me”, another incredible read from Rachel Lacey.

And can I again say – what a luscious cover! The entire series is just as stunning as the book covers!!

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

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