Saturday, 25 March 2017

Blog Tour / Book Musings - A Way Back into Love by Veronica Thatcher


Welcome to the blog tour of A Way Back into Love by Veronica Thatcher. I am your host today and I am reviewing it on my blog.



Title: A Way Back into Love
Author: Veronica Thatcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Notion Press



Blurb:
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love…well, that makes everything complicated. And when you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.

Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life gets turned upside-down when she realizes she's in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home...to the man she left behind?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32998245-a-way-back-into-love

Buy links:


 Paperback - http://www.amazon.in/Way-Back-Into-Love/dp/1946641170/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946641170/

eBooks - https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06WRR5FN3

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRR5FN3/


My Musings :

This was a good satisfactory read. It was a breeze to read through and I finished it within half a day. I luckily had a day off to enjoy the book.

I am a huge fan of best friends to lovers trope and I was excited to try the new author and her debut book. I loved the complexity of the characters. The story was rather simple. It was a bit predictable and the conflicts were a bit blown out of proportion. But, that's a huge but, it was justified because it does happen in real life. What I liked best was that the author kept it realistic and tailored to the current generation.

I love the development of characters in the stories I read. So this was another plus point in this book. Emily, though like an ostrich, evolved into a better adult. She was a bit of a doormat in the beginning but it added a tiny bit of interest to her character. Now Emma was different story. She needed to be a mean person for the story to evolve and I was gratified that she changed near the end. Derek was a dream hero. He was so in love with Emily that I fell in love with him.

It was a completely entertaining read with the romance between Derek and Emily which was kind of sweet and it had moments of fun as well as sadness. There was lots of angst about the past and the author has done a good job of creating a bit of a mystery with the layering of the story in bits. At the end I was pretty good with the absolution of all the plot lines.

So far I have pointed what I liked. There were a few things which had me confused also. One of them was Derek's reaction to Emma in college. It misdirected me in regards to his feelings. Then there was the protagonists' dating near the end. I was surprised that people didn't figure it out early and it felt a bit insensitive especially on Derek's part. I felt that the language used by the author wasn't as easy as normal readers would like.

So combining all of it, I would say it was a very good first book!

My one line review : A light romance with a deep look into family loyalties.

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 3/5

Author Bio:



Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them. She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.

Author Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorthatcher/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/merderlover1

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/merder32

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16087807.Veronica_Thatcher

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen


Welcome to the blog tour of Operation Prom Date by Cindi Madsen. I am your host today and read on to know my thoughts on the book.



Operation Prom Date (Tactics in Dating #1)
by Cindi Madsen
Publication Date: March 13, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush


Blurb :

Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend.

Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences.

The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along?

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming, and poker swindling. This kissing practice will melt your ereader…and give you a new couple to ship.

Link to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33224662-operation-prom-date

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My Musings :

First thing I saw about the book was the author's name. In the past I have loved her books, so I was ready to read this one too and was hoping it will be as good as the others. Read on to know what I think about the book!

I read YA contemporary romance when I need something which would be light and fun. This one just hit the spot with its slight humour and squealing moments. I loved the protagonists. They are so much fun with their antics in their quest of getting Kate paired with the quarterback. They are so sweet and cute!

Kate and Cooper are both smart, witty and add lots of character to the story. Without them, there wouldn't be a good book to enjoy. Kate seems guileless inspite of her plan and I loved her attempts to snag his attention while Cooper add the much needed romance intrigue as they fall in love with each slowly while their attention is focused on something else.

The romance part was nicely done and I was relieved that it didn't much teenage angst. One thing I really love about YA romance is the light and fluffy and floating happy sensation I have when I read a good book. The author delivered again for me except for one small detail. It felt a bit slow at certain parts. It could have speeded up a bit.

All in all, it was a right good fluffy light romance with feel good vibes.

I received a copy for reviewing purposes.

My one line review : A cute and light fluffy romance with feel good vibes

My rating : 4/5

My reread factor : 4/5





Meet the Author :



Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.


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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Release Blast / Book Musings - The Trouble with Bachelors by Caitlyn Blue


The trouble with bachelors is you never know.


THE TROUBLE WITH BACHELORS
Windy City Bachelors #1
Caitlyn Blue
Releasing March 21st, 2017
Sassy Muse, LLC


Falling for her sister's first love, how could that possibly go wrong...

Zach Thorne is supposed to be off limits. He’s her sister’s high school boyfriend and his love life is a revolving door of women. He’s also handsome, sexy and the one guy Emma Callahan has never been able to forget.

Now they’ve been thrown together as best man and maid of honor for her sister’s wedding and some serious sparks are flying. Zach is perfect wedding fling material until he starts to take their romance seriously. Now, Emma is left wondering: is he for real or is she about to get her heart broken?

The trouble with bachelors is you never know.




Another new author to read and I am happy with the book!

When I read the blurb about the pairing of the hero and his ex- girlfriend's sister, I had to get my hands on it. And I hit solid gold because it had lots of scenes which had me going "Ooooooo".

A good start to the story with the introduction of the hero and the heroine amid the wedding preparations. Emma has so much snark to her and she is also witty. I had fun reading about her. Zach is sweet under his playboy persona. He has made it into my top heroes list without breaking a sweat. 

I loved the way they mesh with each other. Their characters are complementary in nature and well aligned. I gobbled up the entire book in one sitting. It was a quick fun read. The author's writing felt abrupt at times. But it wasn't often to impact the story's sway over me. Though I hadn't read any of the author's works, I was bowled over by her narration and characters. The protagonists are one of those rare couples who made me feel and react to their circumstances. My emotions went through the wringer and I won't have it any other way!

So in short, it was a fun engaging romance and I have to say that I will definitely read the author's other books too. 

I received a copy for reviewing purposes. 

My one line review : A fun engaging romance with lots of feels!

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 4/5




Caitlyn Blue is a voracious reader with an overactive imagination and a chocolate addict. She loves fancy cocktails and tasty edibles, is a sucker for adventure movies and any music with a beat. When not writing, Caitlyn loves to connect with her readers for whom she's extremely grateful. Join her VIP list to stay up to date on giveaways and exclusive offers.  

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blog Tour / Spotlight - Starlight Bridge by Debbie Mason



Title: STARLIGHT BRIDGE
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: Harmony Harbor, #2
On Sale: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD



Blurb :
A second chance for romance...

Hidden in Graystone Manor is a book containing all the dark secrets of Harmony Harbor, and Ava DiRossi is determined to find it. No one—especially not her ex-husband, Griffin Gallagher—can ever discover what really tore her life apart all those years ago. With Griffin back in town, it's more important than ever that she find the book before someone else does. Because her ex is still angry with her for leaving him. And he still has no idea Ava never stopped loving him...

Ava is no longer the vibrant, happy woman Griffin had once loved and married, and he would do anything to bring back the sparkle to her brilliant green eyes. But what's never changed are the sexy sparks of attraction between Ava and Griffin, and he won't give her up again without a fight. He knows there's the real possibility of a future together...if the truth doesn't burn the bridge between them forever.

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THE HARMONY HARBOR SERIES

MISTLETOE COTTAGE, #1

CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL, #1.5

STARLIGHT BRIDGE, #2

PRIMROSE LANE, #3

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado and Harmony Harbor series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, three wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella in Ontario, Canada.

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