transmission
11Jul/18Off

rescue?

The Good Luck Sister

Jill Shalvis

This novella is set between Lost and Found Sisters & Rainy Day Friends in the Wildstone series.
It follows up on Tilly and Dylan from the first book ten years after they part as teenagers.
It's a sweet short tale using a flashback device that I thought was kind of pointless if you could remember the events of the earlier book.
Probably worth skipping unless you're especially invested in this pair or you're a bit of a completist (like myself)

Rating: B-

5Jul/18Off

flamethrower?

The Hating Game

Sally Thorne

I read this one last year. It's a perfectly enjoyable hate to love story.
It's probably best you read last year's review as my opinion hasn't really changed since that first read.

Rating: B-

25Jun/18Off

family?

Rainy Day Friends

Jill Shalvis

Lanie starts a new job at a family run winery. Very vulnerable after the death of her cheating husband she's deliberately avoiding relationships but with a bickering family and fellow new arrival River she finds herself making new bonds that could be the best thing or worst thing to happen to her.
I thoroughly enjoyed this well written and paced romance. The characters were all entertaining and believably drawn by the standards of contemporary romance.

Rating: B+

23Jun/18Off

carbs?

Just For Show

Jae

Claire is a successful couples therapist with a book deal on the horizon when her fiancé breaks off their engagement a week before the wedding.
Told by her agent that the deal depends on her being in a happy relationship she hires an actress to play her girlfriend.
This is a pretty enjoyable fake relationship story. The lead characters are well rounded and interesting.
I'm fan of Jae's Gilmore Girls fan fiction and this was worth checking out

Rating: B

25May/18Off

gunshot?

Moonlight Over Manhattan

Sarah Morgan

Sweet sheltered Harriet Knight gets her chance at love in the last of the "Bark Rangers" books.
Her love interest is dedicated Emergency Doctor Ethan. He's convinced after the failure of his first marriage that he's not suited to long-term love. After getting to know Harriet the last thing he wants to do is to hurt her by getting involved.
Another fun, readable romance by Sarah Morgan. She's got this type of tale down pat and never disappoints.

Rating: B

20May/18Off

reality?

New York, Actually

Sarah Morgan

In this, the first of the "Bark Rangers" books, we find cynical divorce lawyer Daniel pursuing psychologist Molly with the aid of an over enthusiastic dog he borrows from his Sister's business.
The couple get close only for their secrets to get in the way of a future together.
Another enjoyable romance from Sarah Morgan. It's amazing how consistently she puts out solid and entertaining books.

Rating: B

19Apr/18Off

cookies?

Holiday In The Hamptons

Sarah Morgan

This book is technically the fifth book in the "Urban Genie" series but is also the second book about the Knight family siblings who own the "Bark Rangers" service.
Felicity Knight is the business brain behind Bark Rangers. Normally a cool and savvy woman she panics when she discovers that her ex-husband Seth Carlyle has turned up in Manhattan.
When her grandmother falls and hurts heself Felicity uses it as an excuse to run away from Manhattan. Of course she discovers pretty much immediately that Seth was only helping out at a Vet clinic in Manhattan and actually lives in the same Hamptons town as her grandmother.
I enjoyed this one quite a lot as I tend to do with Morgan's stuff. I really liked the lead characters and Felicity's Gran is a lot of fun too.

Rating: B

3Apr/18Off

pageant?

Bury The Hatchet

Catherine Gayle

Bury The Hatchet is a "Fake Married" story in the romance sub genre of Ice Hockey novels.
Hunter makes a few inappropriate remarks about Tulsa when he learns he's moving there as part of the expansion draft.
To calm down the stories about him in the press and to redeem the image of beauty queen Tallulah they agree to a marriage of convenience.
This is a readable but not especially enjoyable romance. I love "Fake Married" stories and I've certainly enjoyed some of the author's previous Hockey books but this one just didn't do anything for me.

Rating: C

27Mar/18Off

moors?

Crazy in Love at the Lonely Hearts Bookshop

Annie Darling

The third of the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series finds tattooed cutie Nina trying to find the "crazy love" of her life - the Heathcliff to her Cathy.
No one would be more surprised than her when Noah - the boy her brother bullied every day at school - turns up to rejig the bookshop business and he takes a serious interest in her. Surely she's not interested in this total geek?
Another competent romance from Annie Darling. It's not quite as enjoyable as the first in the series and again relies on people behaving like idiots for it's source of relationship drama. It's worth picking up as a 99p ebook like I did.

Rating: B

6Mar/18Off

glasses?

Sunset In Central Park

Sarah Morgan

This is the second book in the "Urban Genie" sequence. This is the story of Frankie. Due to her childhood Frankie doesn't trust that love can be real. Matt (brother of book one's Paige) knows that he wants to be with Frankie but understanding that she's got trust issues slowly builds their relationship.
When Frankie finally recognizes her feelings for Matt things go a little haywire.
A perfectly sweet and enjoyable romance by an author who consistently delivers enjoyable romances.

Rating: B