Friday, September 27, 2013

About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk

****4 stars
Have been a fan since the "I heart" series. This book does not disappoint with the trouble Jess gets herself into. A fun quick read, that you won't want to put down.

Book Jacket Summary:
Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.
After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?
But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

A French Affair by Katie Fforde

****4 stars
Written with Fforde's style. I am a huge fan. I enjoyed this book and found myself interested in the premise of the book. When I first read it was centered around antiques, I was a bit worru=ied it would drag for me, but with Fforde's style and wonderful characters, she gave it her own flair. A must read.

Book Jacket Summary:
Gina and Sally Makepiece have inherited a stall in the French House - an antiques centre nestled in the heart of the English countryside.
Gina is determined to drag the French House and its grumpy owner into the twenty-first century. Bearing all the attributes of a modern-day Mr Rochester, Matthew Ballinger is less than happy with the whirlwind that has arrived on his doorstep.
The last thing either of them want is to fall in love.
But will a trip to France change their minds?

Karma by Carly Phillips

**** 4 stars
This is the third book in the Serendipity series. It was just as good a read as the previous two. It was a bit more complex in the issues that were dealt with and I found it a great read.

Book Jacket Summary:
Officer Dare Barron has had a crush on Liza McKnight ever since he was a
teenager. But despite his lifelong attraction, the closest he's ever
come to interacting with her is watching Liza regularly bail out her
brother at the station.
Dare's dark past with Liza's brother,
Brian, has always kept him from pursuing her. But suddenly Liza finds
herself in need of protection and Dare appoints himself as the man for
the job. And while the sizzling attraction between Dare and Liza draws
them together, the past that Dare and Brian share threatens to keep the
two apart forever.

Destiny by Carly Phillips by Carly Phillips

****4 stars
Solid follow-up in the series. I truly loved the characters, and loved seeing the dynamics of the relationships changing. Loved it so much moving onto the third book in the series.

Book Jacket Summary:
DESTINYis the second in my contemporary romance series that I began in SERENDIPITY. In Destiny, you will learn more about the town of Serendipity, the Barron brothers, and the past they've tried so hard to run from ... and in some cases, to hide.. Like any other town, Serendipity has its secrets, scandals, pain, heartache and love, but there is also an implied promise of fortune and good luck, along with people at changes and crossroads in their lives.

Serendipity by Carly Phillips

**** 4 stars
This is the first book in the Serendipity series. I love trilogies, especially when I really like the characters. This book is great and I couldn't wait to start the second in the series.

Book Jacket Summary:
Faith Harrington was the classic girl of privilege--until her father
was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and then her marriage crashed
and burned.
Now Faith is back in her hometown, hoping for a fresh start. But her
father's betrayal has rocked Serendipity - and not everyone is ready to
welcome her with open arms. Then she runs into her teenage crush -- the
dark, brooding Ethan Barron. Ethan, no stranger to scandal himself,
never imagined he'd own the mansion on the hill, much less ever again
come face to face with Faith--the princess he once kissed senseless. The
chance meeting reignites the electric charge between them.
Still, when Ethan hires her to redecorate what was once her childhood
home, Faith is sure that getting involved with the town's notorious bad
boy will only lead to trouble. But her heart has other ideas. And so do
the townspeople of Serendipity ...

Save the Date by Allie Spencer

**** 4 stars
Loved this book. It was cute and fun. There is alot going on so the books pace is great!

Book Jacket Summary:
...and, marooned in Italy for her cousin’s nuptials, Ailsa can be forgiven for thinking that this one is worse than most. With the bride and groom at loggerheads and the guests in uproar, it is a million miles away from the rest and relaxation she'd been hoping for.
And then suddenly, in the middle of the mayhem, she comes face-to-face with Nick, the man she walked out on just a few months earlier.
How can Ailsa help get the wedding back on track when she and Nick can’t stop arguing? But if they do, she might remember why she fell in love with him in the first place - and then there really would be trouble.

THe wedding Date by Christie Ridgeway

***3 stars
Cute light read. Enjoyed it.

Book Jacket Summary:
Invited to her ex-fiancĂ©'s wedding, Emma asks a handsome stranger to be her date….

Handsome stranger says: "Let's see if I have this straight. I attend the wedding with you. I kiss you several times to show the bride that I'm in love with you. You kiss me back to show the groom that you're over him. They say "I Do," and we never have to see each other again."

He thinks it over. Emma holds her breath—until he takes it away with a practice kiss….