Monday, December 5, 2011

Who doesn't LOVE a good romance??!! {book reviews}

I'm a sucker for a good romance book...and I've recently read 2 that I would like to recommend to you:

The first one is "Holiday Kisses" ~ a collection of 4 short love stories by the following authors: Jaci Burton; Shannon Stacey; HelenKay Dimon; Alison Kent. (available as an e-book and/or Kindle book)

A description from the publisher's website:
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love!

A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts.

Anthology includes:

This Time Next Year by Alison Kent

A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton

It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon

Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey

My personal review:
I loved this book!! The four short stories that comprised this book were all well-written, and I could easily "get lost" in the stories and imagine myself as the main character {I love books like that!!} I found it hard to put the book down ~ I just kept wanting to read more and get to the "happy endings"!!
All four stories are about a man and a woman who don't think they should be together because of different circumstances in each of their lives, but who end up falling in love with each other anyway. After trying to put aside their feelings, eventually love wins out!!
Really cute stories...gotta love romance books with happy endings!! I really enjoyed reading this book, and think you will, too!
{Warning: there is some graphic content in this book ~ not for kiddos!!}

And the second book is "Head Over Heels" by Jill Shalvis {part of the Lucky Harbor series}

Description from Amazon website:
Breaking rules and breaking hearts

Free-spirited Chloe lives life on the edge. Unlike her soon-to-be married sisters, she isn't ready to settle into a quiet life running their family's newly renovated inn. But soon her love of trouble--and trouble with love-draws the attention of the very stern, very sexy sheriff who'd like nothing better than to tame her wild ways.

Suddenly Chloe can't take a misstep without the sheriff hot on her heels. His rugged swagger and his enigmatic smile are enough to make a girl beg to be handcuffed. For the first time, instead of avoiding the law, Chloe dreams of surrender. Can this rebel find a way to keep the peace with the straitlaced sheriff? Or will Chloe's colorful past keep her from a love that lasts . . . and the safe haven she truly wants in a town called Lucky Harbor?

My personal review:
I really liked this book! It is a book that has love, family, drama, and suspense all in one! I loved that!!
The book's main character is Chloe - a smart, sweet girl with dreams who grew up in a different environment than that of her sisters. She's a little more wild and free than her sisters are, but still longs to be accepted by them, as well as by others around her. The sheriff has his own set of struggles that he needs to deal with, but the two of them start to fall in love, (although they really try to resist it!)
While I would consider this book a romance book - it also had a great story line in it about the sisterly love and the respect and friendship that the three sisters had for each other. I really enjoyed reading this book, and look forward to reading the other books in this series!!
{Warning: there is some graphic content in this book ~ not for kiddos!!}

**I received an e-book edition of these books from the publisher for free. The reviews are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

**Links are Amazon affiliate links**

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