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A first time read of a new author, Nalini Titcomb, “Secretary Of My Heart” is surprisingly a very good read. I certainly had no expectations, except that the blurb sounded interesting. It was beyond my expectations actually, great characters, a good plot, and an interesting narration kept me glued to the book.

I liked the fact that the groundwork was already in place outlining the working relationship between Mike Montgomery, the US Marshal protecting the US Secretary Of Interiors, Cara Hastings. So when unknown threats shadow Cara, it is a perfect opportunity to develop their personal relationship, and Nalini Titcomb does a very good job of it. 

I would definitely will revisit this author to follow this series if she offers more, as well as check out her other works. 

Received an ARC from the author, courtesy Book Sirens for an honest review

Don’t recall reading Caitlin Crews before, and seems that I am late to reading her Kittredge series, and ended up reading the last in this series, and I have to say am pleasantly surprised that I liked the story as well as the author, Caitlin Crews.

Spending “Summer Nights With A Cowboy”, Zack Kittredge, who also happens to be the Sheriff of Cold River, was definitely not in the traveling nurse Janie Atwood‘s plan. But then fate always throws in a lasso of a twist, and from trying to discover her roots, Janie ends up falling in love with Zack. Janie was never a part of his plan, but Zack will definitely protect his town and his spunky neighbor Damaris, from any harm. All it takes is some charm lessons, friendly conversations, and honesty for Janie and Zac to give their spark of attraction a chance to fire a future with each other.

I liked that Caitlin Crews gives more page time to Janie a chance to discover her past and come to terms with it, at the same time resolving family dynamics among the Kittredges. A heartwarming read.

Received an ARC from St.Martin’s Press via NetGalley for an honest review.

Rachel Lacey starts a new series, Ms. Right, with the first book titled “Read Between The Lines”, with Rosie Taft and Jane Breslin navigating their love story. Book addict and bookstore owner Rosie Taft meets her online friend and favorite author Brie in the persona of Jane Breslin wherein her Dad’s company is responsible for demolishing the building that houses Rosie’s store. After several misunderstandings, insecurities and dates leads to Rosie and Jane finding their happily ever after. 

Somehow “Read Between The Lines”, did not deliver to me the complete prowess of Rachel Lacey. It is a good read albeit the chemistry and intensity that I normally enjoy in her books. I wish she had given more depth to her characters Rosie and Jane, and developed their relationship with more maturity as mature women. I actually had more fun with Lia than Jane and Rosie. But I also have to give credit to the way she played out the outing of Brie to her family. Seemed very practical and realistic. 

It’s a good romance read for sure and most readers would definitely enjoy the story. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy reading it, but I missed the Rachel Lacey magic that I enjoyed in her previous books.

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

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.

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.

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