Virgin river #1
Fiction, romance, military romance
Mira Books, Mills and Boon
October 22, 2019
Welcome back to Virgin River with the book that started it all...Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a backdrop of towering California redwoods and crystal clear rivers. Rent-free cabin included. When the recently widowed Melinda Monroe sees this ad, she quickly decides that the remote mountain town of Virgin River might be the perfect place to escape her heartache, and to reenergize the nursing career she loves. But her high hopes are dashed within an hour of arriving--the cabin is a dump, the roads are treacherous and the local doctor wants nothing to do with her. Realizing she's made a huge mistake, Mel decides to leave town the following morning. But a tiny baby abandoned on a front porch changes her plans...and former marine Jack Sheridan cements them into place.
The Virgin River is a tributary of the Colorado River in the U.S. states of Utah, Nevada, and … The river is named for Thomas Virgin, a member of the first American party to see it, led by Jedediah Smith in 1826. Smith named it.
I liked this book and thought it a interesting storyline, although a woman moving to a small town after heartbreak is a common theme amongst romance novels.
Especially if the town is very isolated as this gives more opportunity for excitement and crises. And here we are in the wilds of California with drug growing and lots of woods, wild animals, hunting, shooting and fishing and all the opportunities for stories they bring.
The one thing I would mention
is that this series – of which this is the first book in a series of 18(!!) is
now also on TV and the TV version is nothing like the book – after episode one.
You can see the novel’s events in the TV
version, but tey are much magnified or changed, and no doubt some are in follow
on books. So don’t watch TV first!
I thought that the story had
some interesting sub-plots and was well written within its genre.
As an English person I would like to point out that some Americans have no idea of the concept of a normal sized house when they think that 1200 square foot is cosy and cocoon like. This is the size of an average UK 3 bedroomed house…
Under Your Spell
Cajun Demons MC
by Cynthia Rayne
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: December 17th 2018
Chloe After my grand-mère was murdered, I returned to Bayou Noir to find the killer, because the police won’t do their freaking jobs. And I have just one suspect, Xavier Richelieu. But I forgot just how crazy the folks in my old hometown can be. A voodoo priestess, a supposed vampire, and a grumpy gator are on the loose. I don’t believe in crazy supernatural stuff, but I am worried about seeing my old crush again, Saint. And I should be. Somehow, he’s even more drop dead gorgeous than I remember.
Saint I’m a member of the Demons MC, Cajun Chapter and I’ve got better things to do than follow Chloe around who seems bound and determined to get herself killed. But someone needs to watch her back and I don’t see anyone else lining up to do the job. Once upon a time, she was a chubby kid with a school girl crush. Now, she’s a mouthwatering woman, who wants nothing to do with me. One way or the other, I’m gonna help her avenge her grand-mère and sweet talk her into my bed. Maybe not in that order.
“Now, you have
to let me touch you. I’ll take care of you and you don’t have to do a thing.”
Despite myself, my noble intentions started to crumble under the onslaught. I’d be lying, if I said I wasn’t tempted to take him up on his offer—the promise of pleasure, without any strings.
But I didn’t trust him. Saint had an agenda. If I let him touch me, he’d want more. Who are you kidding? You’d want more, too.
“I thought we agreed to be friends earlier.”
“It’s what you wanted, not me. Come on, Little Bit, all you’ve gotta do is say the word. I’ll take care of everything else.”
The way he looked at me, set me on fire. The front door was still open and for a second, I thought about dashing out of it, so I could avoid this discussion.
But I had to shut this down. “I appreciate your impression of Lucifer with the apple, but I’m not an idiot.”
“What do you mean?”
“Don’t play dumb, Saint. You’re betting I’ll get carried away and let you do anything you want.” And I would. When I got turned on, I’d forget to be upset with him.
“I don’t have a clue what you’re talkin’ about.” His eyes widened in shock, as though the idea had never occurred to him. “This is all about you. Not me.”
“Well, I know myself. Once we started down this road, I wouldn’t be able to refuse.”
His expression was wolfish. “Then you should definitely let me make you cum.”
“So, is Chloe rentin’ this place out to you?” Saint asked.
“Chloe?” The sound of my own name startled me so much, I dropped the keys.
Saint bent and picked them up, before handing them to me. I glanced up, meeting those startling, swallow-me-whole blue eyes. Somehow, I couldn’t look away.
Saint cleared his throat. “What was I sayin’? Right. Chloe’s the girl who owns this place. Her grandmother passed a few weeks ago. She must’ve rented it out to you.”
“Oh, uh, um, yes.” The lie clogged my throat, and I had to force the words out.
“What’s wrong?” He studied my face.
“Nothing. I’m fine.”
And then his eyes widened. “Wait a minute.
“Holy shit.” Saint stabbed an accusatory finger at me. “You’re her.”
“Who?” I played dumb, desperately clinging to the plan.
“No fuckin’ way.” He backed off. “You’re Chloe!”
“But you’re…Little Bit.” He trailed off.Saint had given me the nickname when I was a kid because I’d been short. Not to mention, round. “No, I can’t do this. It ain’t right.” Saint shook his head as if trying to clear the cobwebs away.“Sorry. I have to go.”
Saint raced back down the path. He straddled his motorcycle and then took off, leaving a cloud of dirt and smoke in his wake.
And I was left on the front porch,
watching him leave.
One unforgettable encounter,
Two massive revelations.
This ex-SEAL’s about to find out he’s a daddy…
A year ago he swept through my life like a hurricane,
Garrett Lawson, the ex-Navy SEAL who showed me passion like I’d never known before.
Then he disappeared into the night, never to be seen again,
Chance upon chance, I found him again
I’ve got to tell him the news
One year ago, he left me something to remember him by
One year ago, he gave me his baby
I’ve defended my country, but I’m no angel,
I’m a hitman; I kill bad guys for other bad guys,
And I never know if I’m going to see the next morning.
My night with Valerie was different,
We shared something perfect, something I’ve never had before.
Well now we meet again, and she’s saying she has a secret to tell me,
If only she knew my secret too…
This was a well written book with some nice points made about single parenthood and teaching troubled kids. Been there myself and finding how to get them to study is a really difficult thing to do.
The problem in this relationship though is going to be – how do you stop those trained killer instincts coming out at unexpected times? And harming people?
I liked the idea that a trained killer could be ‘tamed’, but thought that his experience of receiving funding for a new project was wildly unrealistic – never happen in 6 months. It takes 6 months for a decision to be made never mind find a suitable fund, one that works in your area, create a fund application, submit, and wait, then start the set-up with finding premises etc etc.
But if you like romances with a hint of danger then this is for you. Stories are never about real life anyway, they are always fantasies about the quiet woman snagging the hot man…
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.
All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There’s only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she’s, well, sort of his protégé. But he’s promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams…especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail. Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal’s retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won’t let anything stand in the way of justice…especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.
He’s a cop who’d never bend. She’s a con who’ll never break. But all’s fair in love and larceny
About the Author
Meet Kay Marie (Kaitlyn Davis)! Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.” Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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Confessions, an Amazon Top 200 Bestseller being hailed as “”The new Bridget Jones!”
Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist!
Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend!
To Catch A Thief, a brand new rom com coming in 2018!
Stolen Goods – Coming Soon Off the Grid –
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history, literary fiction, social history, military
Follows the turbulent life of the young noblewoman who became the style icon of late eighteenth-century England.
I loved the film and found the history and character of Georgiana fascinating. She was a complicated and complex person in a very complex and complicated world, where one did not marry for love but for family enhancement and improvement.
Unfortunately, I did not find the novel quite as fascinating and maybe I shouldn’t have seen the film first? Films of novels are never quite true to the story and sometimes the history changes for convenience. I probably expected too much from the novel.
It is good but not good enough to keep me enthralled and not unputdownable.