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REVIEW: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

THE OTHER WOMAN
by SANDIE JONES
St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 8/21/2018

5 STARS

Wow, there's not much I can say about this book without spoiling it for everyone else!

Emily is a successful woman, and meets Adam, who she falls for. Adam is very close to his mother, Pammie. He and his brother were raised by her after she was widowed. But things aren't as they seem. Emily soon realizes she is going to have to share Adam with his mom. How devious is Pammie? You have to read the book to find out.

I read this in one day, it was that good!

Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the advanced copy. This is my honest review.
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REVIEW: Dear Santa by Nancy Naigle

DEAR SANTA
by NANCY NAIGLE
St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publish Date: Oct. 16, 2018

4 STARS


Cute story about running a year-round family Christmas store. Angela Carson has been running the family store for a long time, but business has been steadily declining. When a big chain store, Christmas Galore, moves to town it may put her out of business. Her niece encourages her to send a letter to Santa asking for his help. Little does she know that the owner of the big new store, Geoff, is answering the Santa letters due to his mother’s illness. She assumes the response was auto-generated from a computer. When she gets another reply, she realizes that Santa really is communicating with her.
Will Angela be able to let go of her anger about the possibility of closing her store? Will she find out that Geoff is her Santa?
Enjoyed this sweet romance provided to me by NetGalley and St. Martin’s in return for an honest review.

REVIEW - Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom #6) by Laura Trentham

SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE
by LAURA TRENTHAM
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
7/31/2018

I haven’t read the first 5 books in this series, but I will definitely be doing that, and soon! LOVED this book, and everything about it. First, you have Ella Boudreaux, who is just out of a disastrous marriage and has invested in the Abbott brother’s garage. She has fond memories of the garage, and Ford Abbott sold his share of the garage to her. His brother, Mack, was very unhappy about the deal. What happens when Ella and Mack cross paths? Will they be able to work together? And what happens when sparks start to fly?
Very enjoyable book, the first I’ve read from this author. It won’t be the last!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

REVIEW - The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

The President is Missing
James Patterson and Bill Clinton
June 4, 2018
Little, Brown and Company

5 STARS

WOW! What a book. It took me about 100 pages to get in to it - so much being set up; but from then on it was hard to put down. And the last chapter before the epilogue? Every American should read it. Democrat. Republican. Independent. Everyone! It was that powerful. Scary book and unfortunately something that is all too real. Must read!

REVIEW - Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky

4 Stars
St. Martin's Press
Release date: June 26, 2018

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've been reading Delinksy's books for years, and she's always an author I can count on for a good read. This book is no exception. I did find it a little harder to get into than previous books, it seemed a bit disjointed at first. Thus 4 stars instead of 5.

The book is about Mackenzie Cooper, who moved to a small town to lose herself and get away from a tragic occurrence in her life. It delves deeply into the despair of losing a child (this happens at the very beginning so it's not a spoiler) and what happens between the spouses who are having trouble communicating their pain. It also deals with Mackenzie's mother and brother, and their estrangement.

Suddenly, Mackenzie's ex-husband appears, in HER town, HER haven. Can they find their way back together, or is the past too painful to forget?

REVIEW - Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

5 STARS
Need to Know
Karen Cleveland
Ballantine Books
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/2018

Thanks to NetGalley for the chance to read this book by Karen Cleveland.

Do books about the possibility of Russian sleeper cells in the US interest you? How about a CIA analyst who gets herself involved in a major "situation"?

Need to Know kept me on the edge of my seat, from the first paragraph to the very last. I didn't want to put it down, but when I had to, all I did was think about it. I explained what was going on to my husband, who is not a reader. Even he was intrigued. If you like fast-paced, punch-you-in-the-face kind of action, this book is for you.

Very highly recommend!

Busy Saturday!

Crazy, busy Saturday!

Started the day out with a pedicure with my daughter, son's girlfriend and some friends. Had breakfast at Panera afterwards. Took a drive to find the location of the interview I have on Wednesday, then ran by my nephew's for a few minutes. Hubby worked this morning, so he was home by the time I got there. We did our grocery shopping, and then drove to Kansas Star Casino for a little fun (and no, neither of us won big, but at least we didn't lose big either!).

Son and his girlfriend asked us to let their dogs out and feed them since they aren't getting back from KC until later tonight.

So basically, I left home at 9am this morning, and got home at 7pm tonight.

Time for a margarita!

REVIEW - Turned Up by Erin Nicholas

TURNED UP (Taking Chances #3)
Erin Nicholas
Montlake Romance
August 29, 2017

4 STARS!

Kit Derby and Dillon Alexander have been fighting, and loving, each other since they were young. Dillon, an emergency room physician has returned to Chance, Nebraska, and right back into fighting with Kit, who is a psychiatrist. But the sparks fly every time they are together. They are both strong people. Will they be able to find a middle ground and love?

If you like a book with a pretty good helping of steamy sex in it, this book is for you. It's the third in a series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I haven't read the first two books, and I had no trouble getting into or following the story.

Thanks to NetGalley for a preview copy to read, and this is my honest review.