Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wyoming Rugged by Diana Palmer #Review

Billionaire oilman Blair Coleman has always taken care of his business. After having been used and cast aside by a woman he thought he loved, his personal life is far from his first priority. He knows only one has ever truly cared for him—but the irresistible blonde beauty is the daughter of his best friend.

Niki Ashton has seen her father's friend wounded and she's seen him fight. Blair is the strongest—and most stubborn—man she's ever known. That very heart and passion makes him the man of her dreams, but whenever they've been in danger of getting close, Blair has always pushed her away.

It takes a possible tragedy to strip away all of Blair's misgivings. Now it's all or nothing: marriage, baby, family, forever. But will the choice be too much for Niki…or too late?

A feel good romance and exactly what I expected when I picked up a new Diana Palmer, with a bit of updating because it has mentions of Facebook and other modern technology yet with a heroine who is still a step out of tune with current culture. 

Blair was a bit stubborn and took awhile to figure out that he loved her. He pushed her away a few times, and I wasn't a fan of how much he heart Niki, especially since she is so sheltered.

Niki is a sheltered virgin, and a bit frail because of her asthma. She honestly is the kind of heroine Ms. Palmer delivers every time, and that familiarity did help me sink into this book. 

Overall, it's a pretty formulaic romance, but that's what I want when I pick up a Diana Palmer. I know I'm going to get at least one virgin, and that there isn't usually any sex or fooling around until to married, and that's ok, because I read Ms. Palmer for this feeling of happiness at the end. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thankful for You Blog Hop! Thank you readers! #BlogHop #Giveaway

For this hop, we're telling you, the wonderful readers of my now sadly sporadic blog, which has quite a bit scheduled posts coming up, because I've neglected y'all lately. I will be back, so I'm thankful that you've stuck with me.

I'm thankful for the authors who took a chance on a small blog, so many of you have gone on now and are HUGE authors now, but you've stuck with me, and that loyalty is what keeps me doing this. That sense of community, even if I have fallen behind, I love everyone I've met in the Romance community. THANK YOU!

I'm super thankful for the bloggers I've met, including Anna from Herding Cats and Burning Soup, she's helped me with so much bloggerness. And she is an amazing friend. All of the bloggers I've worked with have always been so welcoming. THANK YOU!

So I'd like to give a $5 dollar gift card, and I could do a rafflecopter, but honestly I want do this old fashioned like when I started, so leave me a comment to enter. I want to chat with the readers who have stuck with me.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Halloween Giveaway! #halloween #LVLOCTGIVEAWAY

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time for the 4th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway from Laughing Vixen Lounge. 7 wickedly fun shops have come together to create one spooktalcular Prize Pack ($225+) full of Jewelry, Perfume, Clothing, Accessories and more! All shops are offering Gift Cards or your choice of item(s) so there will be something for everyone. Many of the shops have items perfect for any book lover along with lots of other unique, handcrafted and custom designs. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below or visit the Main Giveaway Page on the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog HERE.

Join us daily on the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog during the giveaway for our Halloween Movie Marathon featuring the Guess the Movie Game and our Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Each event will get you daily entries in the giveaway plus a special giveaway for the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Find full details for these events HERE.

October is the perfect time for watching spooky movies. Along with the Halloween Movie Marathon each of our participating shops, and many of our blog sponsors, will be sharing some of their favorite movie choices with you.

The giveaway runs October 18th - November 1st and is open worldwide. 1 winner will win the Prize Pack and 1 winner will win the Scavenger Hunt Prize Pack. Laughing Vixen Lounge is responsible for all giveaway details. Please visit the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog HERE to see the full prize list, participating shops and daily giveaway events. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here at For the Love of Bookends, it's not Halloween until I carve a pumpkin and watch Hocus Pocus at least 5 times! 

Hocus Pocus is a fun movie, it was a bit spooky when I was a child, when it came out, but now it's just a good comfort movie. 

What movie or show sets off your Halloween season?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Seductive Reasoning by @MelSchroeder #Review

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Title: Seductive Reasoning
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Series: Task Force Hawaii #1
Rating: 5 Books

Blurb: Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance.


Even paradise has a dark side…

Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals.


Resisting her might just kill him.

Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer.

A temptation she can’t ignore.

For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart.

A killer obsessed.

Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.

A romantic suspense that grabbed me and wouldn't let go, Ms. Schroeder shows that she definitely has the skill to write any genre and do it well. This is the start to a new series, that I can't wait to devour as they come out.

Del, is a pretty perfect hero, he has moments when he's a bit clueless about women, but at the same time he's dealing with not your typical heroine. He's strong, sexy and definitely a great leader of the TASK FORCE HAWAII team.

Emma, doesn't think like everyone else, and it should just make her weird, but instead it makes her perfect to help track down a serial killer. I like that she doesn't really apologize for her differences but instead embraces them. I enjoyed watching Del respond to her quirkiness and fall in love with her despite and maybe even because of them.

I adored this story, it had suspense, build up, tension and I couldn't put it down until the very end. I highly recommend it to fans of romantic suspense, Ms. Schroeder gives us one wild ride, that has both great characters and great plot. I look forward to more cases with TASK FORCE HAWAII.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

All I Want by @JillShalvis #Review @BerkleyRomance

Pilot-for-hire Zoe Stone is happy to call Sunshine, Idaho, her home base. But her quiet life is thrown for a loop when her brother’s friend Parker comes to stay with her for a week. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife special agent is a handsome flirt with a gift for getting under her skin. And the situation only escalates when Parker hires her to fly him around the area while he collects evidence on a suspected smuggler.

Now she has to live and work with the guy. But when they’re in the air, she sees another side of him. He’s driven, focused, and sharp. And while he enjoys giving commentary on her blind dates, she quickly realizes with a shock that it’s Parker who gets her engines going…

Zoe Stone doesn’t want commitment or to really change her life despite what she says. She likes her falling apart house, her rescue dog Oreo and her life as a pilot, then comes along Parker to shake everything up.

Parker is a great hero, because he’s also a workaholic like Zoe with a dangerous job, but he can’t help but fix things around her house when she’s not watching. I also adored his soft spot for her dog. I really liked him. He was pretty much perfect.

This was as enjoyable as I’ve come to expect from the Animal Magnetism series, it had the small town feel and left me feeling warm and fuzzy. Ms. Shalvis always delivers fantastic stories and this one definitely had me happily reading to the end.