Friday, July 18, 2014

Bring on the Heat by Katie Rose



Bring on the Heat by Katie Rose

Description from the publisher:
House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn’t shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team—especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there’s a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan.
 
Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn’t expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry fa├žade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn’t know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.

What can I say about this book.......It is amazing! I LOVED it. There was romance, drama, anger, love, and I was always on the edge of my seat waiting to see if Chase was about to find out the truth! I did NOT want to put this book down.

The cover is definitely eye catching and the title stirs curiosity. I can really sympathize with Darcy. If I had the opportunity to spend the night with  a man I have been crushing on................ Yeah. You know what I was gonna say! So all in all, I thought this was an excellent read that I was really able to get into.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, July 11, 2014

Down Outback Roads by Alissa Callen



Down Outback Roads by Alissa Callen

Description from the publisher:

An enthralling rural love story. Sometimes you need to give yourself permission to fall in love.Kree Garrett's younger brother Seth is all the family she has left, so when he goes missing in the Australian outback, she doesn't think twice about leaving her American home to find him. When Seth is rescued Kree vows to find a way to thank the small town of Glenalla. It isn't long before she falls in love with the tight-knit rural community. But is it really the town she's falling for?Ewan Mackenzie has given up everything for his brother's family, but he can never give enough to assuage his guilt at what happened one dark night, years ago . . . Ewan knows he doesn't deserve a second chance at happiness, but when beautiful, open-hearted Kree stays to fight to save his home town, he finds it hard to keep his distance. Can Kree and Ewan leave their pasts behind for long enough to find a future together?

Kree went through so many emotions with the scare of losing her brother and  I could really feel every one of them. The author did an excellent job getting those emotions through to the reader. Ewan was not my favorite person at the beginning but I really liked him by the end. As I was reading this book, I forgot that I was reading, I felt like I was there with them  watching them go through the struggles that they each faced. All of us have skeletons in our closet, whether we admit it or not, and they were no different. As they shared their stories, they got closer.

I personally loved that Kree felt like she had to do something to thank the town for finding her brother. I also love that she fell in love with the town. I am actually a little jealous because I want to move there!!!

This was a great and fun read and was hard to put down. I recommend this book to you all!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Minnie & Moo Hooves of Fire by Denys Cazet



Minnie & Moo Hooves of Fire by Denys Cazet

Description from the publisher:
It's a perfect day for the First Annual Hoot, Holler, and Moo Talent Festival. The sun is shining in a warm autumn sky and the stage is set. Mr. and Mrs. Farmer are away on vacation, Minnie and Moo are dressed in their togas, Elvis has his bagpipe, the hyenas their jokes, the fox his magic tricks, the sheep a protest poem, and the cash box is stuffed with money from ticket sales. A perfect day. Wait a minute . . . Where is the cash box? Why are those coyotes on motorcycles? And who pushed those Porta Potties down the hill?

I thought this book was really cute and enjoyable. Max however, did not. It seemed to  take us a long time to read because he could not seem to get into it. He did like parts of it but overall, he was not thrilled.  

We did read this book at bedtime but it was too comical and not a relaxing, calm down type of book so I suggest you  read it earlier in the day. We both liked the pictures throughout the book and the cover is really cute.

I personally think the size of the book itself is what bothered Max. He just turned seven and can read very well but this is a rather thick book and he seemed scared of it. That is just my thoughts. 

Overall, I liked this book and really think it would be an excellent read for a classroom of children! They will laugh and laugh as you read it!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***