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The sister writer/author duo of Melanie and Shawna need no introduction. Pros at creating charming love stories that stoke the hearts of the readers; their latest release is no disappointment for sure.


Wishing Well, Texas is deserving of its name, as couples seem to be finding their wishes coming true, and finding their HEAs. And Wishing Well’s wild playboy Travis Briggs is no exception. He’s more than happy to be Mia James fake boyfriend and have that become a reality forever.

Mia James seems to have finally found her calling in directing her first reality show, a far cry from her law career. But with her ex stepping in with his pregnant lady, Mia needs to find a hot guy as her fake boyfriend and Travis fits the frame to a T!

With a no strings attached relationship, both Mia and Travis are in for the ride of their lifetime. With pockets of friends and family making their presences felt, this is a wonderful story to enjoy. Seamless as ever, you can never tell where Melanie ends and Shawna begins her story. These sisters have mastered the art of co-writing to a level that is beyond description.

As always, another love story from Melanie Shawn, “Taming Travis” is a sweet ride of a love story, heartfelt, content and just pure gratification!

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

Harper Crossing is brimming with love, new couples and a support structure of family, friends and caring – a sweet charming town filled with so much warmth that makes us dream of such communities and towns everyday. Love stories written by Melanie and Shawna with so much heart, and let’s not forget the heat of passion induced into their romances, giving the readers a healthy dose of romance, wit and fire to soothe a reader’s cravings!


One night of no sex all talk is what keeps Dax Archer away from other women, no roving eyes and no one night stands. That one night of soulful conversation with the stunning and beautiful Valentine Virginia is all it takes for Dax to breath and live for those memories. “All He Feels” is her absence, her laughter and her absence even as he misses her very presence.

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Valentine couldn’t forget that one night with Dax Archer anymore than he can. Leaving a brutal singing career behind, she comes to Harper Crossing to find some answers to her past, her heritage and give her crush over Dax a chance to evolve into a forever after. A nice twist with her past to make it interesting, add in the past characters as they make their presence felt, and throw in Dax’s mother and sister into the equation,  is an emotional and laughing riot of an intoxicating romance.

With immense talent, the sister duo weave together another sweet romance with seamless effort. I love these two, with their mastery of blending characters, plots and narration into one heartfelt and heated love story. It is almost impossible to say where Melanie starts and Shawna ends or vice versa.

Received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

I am not a big fan of young adult stories or books written in first person. Having said that, I do read a handful of authors who have written this genre in first person and have enjoyed them. Did I say ‘a handful’ of authors, and I meant literally…. and did I also mention that I am not a fan of cliff hangers and stories going into 2nd and 3rd books…well then!

But the duo sisters of Melanie and Shawna make this work. They are making me take back all my inhibitions of reading this new genre and “Someday Girl”, first in their new young adult series, Someday Series, is much more than just young love, strong language or raging hormones.


Cat Nichols is headed to college. New life. New friends. New home. A life she can have, far away from loneliness and insecurities. Open skies, breathing the air of freedom, all far away from the shadows of gossip and masks where she can be a normal young adult. She may be shy, but she’s got a heart of gold and opens it to the stirrings of first love and its flavor.

Jace Butler comes back from the land of wars and for a young age, has demons that dog his life. A chance meeting with Cat, stirs emotions and feelings long buried and as he falls in love with her, he realizes that life is worth living for something as beautiful as Cat and her love. But the past seems to have a relentless hold on his present and his future looks uncertain.

This is just the beginning of a journey that takes Jace and Cat on its winding path, as they discover the reality of life. Experiences and pain will make them strong. Family and friends will have them question loyalty and support. Society and the world may drive them apart, before they can come together. Can they weather the storms of life as they grow and mature in feelings, and keep that tenacious hold on love and trust, is what the Someday Series is all about.

It’s charming, it’s real, it’s crisp, it’s youthful and it can very well be my almost young adult daughter heading into her story of life.


Don’t miss the second and third, “One Day His” (October 2014) and “Forever Us” (November 2014) respectively, if you want to know whether Jace and Cat got their HEA

I grew up on folklore. I remember those early days of childhood with my Mom regaling me with tales of princes and princesses, good and evil and happily-ever-afters. I am a sucker for Disney movies and to this day, I relish and lose myself in those beautiful tales of love and romance.

Having said that, it would be no lesser a fact, that anytime I read about the Sloans in “The Crossroad Series”, I have a goofy look, a smile on my lips, sparkles in my eyes, flutters in my heart and sheer happiness in mind. One look at my space out face, and my husband knows exactly what realm I’m visiting 😉

FairytaleLove-Crossroad8-Aug2014Melanie Shawn’s latest installment in the Crossroad Series (Book#8), “Fairytale Love” brings Brian Scott and Becca Sloan to the culmination of their own happy ending. Childhood best friends, with no secrets between them, one magical kiss changes their feelings for each other, and feelings that both have been fighting to keep their friendship intact.

Loved the concept of the sexy Brian getting selected for a reality show to find his true love and Becca invariably ends up on the same show, with fate lending them a gentle push towards those circumstances. Pairing with different partners on the show, it was delightful to watch them go through the various competitions as they rediscover themselves through the eyes of love.

Brian is one of he most adorable characters I’ve come across with his kindness, his unconditional love and support for his family, his sacrifices with no qualms, he is one man with a golden heart. Becca is one of the sweetest girls of the Sloan clan and adored by everyone and a loyal ally that you can ever find.

Melanie and Shawna create beautiful love stories, with pages of deep feelings, strong and independent characters, steeped in love and passion, filled with the essence of family and belonging and a sense of security and protection. They are down to earth, simple and blissful!

The Sloans sure know how to make readers moan in pleasure!!! Melanie Shawn’s latest in the Crossroad Series, “Actually Love” brings us up close and personal with Jessie and Zach.

They do make an adorable couple. Jessie, a famous PR professional is pitted against Zach, the sexy kryptonite boxer. Misunderstandings and a need for a home have them sharing a house posing as a couple and we get to go on a super sexy ride of a delightful romance.


Gotta love the Sloan clan – siblings and cousins galore. With a typical family having the fun of teasing these two, to advising them in the game of love, to the Golden Girls meddling in their lives, “Actually Love” is a true and true, fuzzy, feel good love story!

Along with Jessie and Zach trying to find their place with each other, in each other’s lives, Melanie sure throws us into a myriad of emotions, with family support, and heart to heart talks. When Zach’s past comes punching into their lives, loved the way it was handled with sense and sensibility.

This is one knockout of a story and you can’t but help fall in love with Zach and Jessie.

Readers who are not familiar with the Crossroad Series, should definitely get to know the Sloans – love big families!!!

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