Thursday, December 31, 2020

Book Blitz~ Shopping for a Billionaire Boxed Set by Julia Kent #ShoppingForABillionaire #Sale

Shopping for a Billionaire

Shopping for a Billionaire Boxed Set (Parts 1-5) by Julia Kent
Publication date: January 9th 2015
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Ever meet a hot billionaire while your hand’s in a toilet in the men’s room of one of his stores?

No? So it really is just me. Hm.

When you’re a mystery shopper, you get paid to humiliate yourself, all in the name of improving customer service. Romance isn’t in my job description.

But the day I met Declan McCormick it was love at first flush.

Until I nearly castrated him with my EpiPen.

How Hot Guy and Toilet Girl became an item involves my crazy mom, a trip to the ER, my homicidal cat, my fake wife, and true love.

Don’t look at me like that. I’m just doing my job.

I’m shopping for a billionaire.

The Shopping for a Billionaire collection from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent is a 600+ page, hilarious romantic comedy with heart, heat, and laughs.

This boxed set contains the previously published:
Shopping for a Billionaire 1
Shopping for a Billionaire 2
Shopping for a Billionaire 3
Shopping for a Billionaire 4
Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire

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EXCERPT:

Whoosh! Whoosh! I flush both urinals, then rush over to toilet #1. Whoosh! I stand in front of the stall to #2 and get ready to flush that one.

I’m in my own little world and let my guard down to ponder the question. I am also exhausted and most definitely not in top form, because I let a few seconds go by before realizing that someone is coming in the bathroom. Out of the corner of my eye I see a business shoe, and that becomes a blur as I scurry into one of the stalls and shut the door.

Heart pounding, I stare at the dented back of the stall door. Then I look down. Chipped red nail polish peeks up at me from my open-toed navy shoe. Aside from being outed as a transgendered person in here, there’s no plausible reason why any men’s room stall occupant should have red toenails.

I quickly scramble to perch myself on the toilet, feet planted firmly on either side of the rim, squatting over the open bowl like I am giving birth. Because I am genetically incapable of balance—ever—and as my heart slams against my chest so hard it might as well be playing a djembe, I lean carefully forward with one arm against the back of the stall door, the other clutching my phone.

The unmistakable sound of a man taking a whizz echoes through the bathroom. I can’t help myself and look through the tiny crack in the door.

It’s Mr. Sex in a Suit, his back to me. Thank goodness, because if I got a full-frontal shot right now, then how would I answer the “aesthetically pleasing” question from a strictly professional standpoint?

The tiny bit of shifting I do to peer through the crack makes my right foot slip, and I make a squeaking sound, then lose my grip on my phone as my arm flails.

Ka-PLUNK!

You know that sound, right? I know, and you know, that I’ve just dropped my smartphone in the toilet, but he thinks the man—he assumes it’s a man—in here just delivered something the size of a two-hundred-year-old turtle into the toilet.

I look down. My phone is still glowing, open to the question “Is the bathroom aesthetically pleasing?”

About the author


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. 

Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

Connect with Julia 

Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter 

Bookbub | Instagram | Newsletter | Amazon 

 

 

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Ask Him Why by Catherine Ryan Hyde ~ My Thoughts #AskHimWhy


Ask Him Why

Ask Him Why by Catherine Ryan Hyde
333 pages
Published December 15th 2015 by Lake Union Publishing

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes the stunning and emotional story of a young soldier’s unthinkable act…and the bonds of a sister and brother’s love.

Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can’t believe that his hero doesn’t have very good reasons.

Yet as the horrifying details of the incident emerge, Joseph disappears. In their attempts to find him, Ruth and Aubrey discover he has a past far darker than either of them could imagine. But even as they learn more about their brother, important questions remain unanswered—why did he betray his unit, his country, and now his family? Joseph’s refusal to speak ignites a fire in young Aubrey that results in a disastrous, and public, act of rebellion.

The impact of Joseph’s fateful decision one night in Baghdad will echo for years to come, with his siblings caught between their love for him and the media’s engulfing frenzy of judgment. Will their family ever make their way back to each other and find a way to forgive? 


My thoughts about Ask Him Why ~~ 

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"I was fifteen when our brother Joseph was shipped overseas to fight, and I was fifteen when he came home, uninjured, three and a half months later."

This author always writes such emotional stories with likeable, caring, believable characters. Ask Him Why is another wonderful story from Catherine Ryan Hyde.

I was immediately swept up in the drama of Aubrey, Ruth, and Joseph. It's is amazing how one incident can affect so many lives and change so many feelings. As the three of them embark on a journey to find the truth, and each other, the reader is blessed with the words of wisdom that are to be savored from the pages of the book. 

As ususal when I read one of Catherine's stories, I fell in love with the characters and truly came to feel what they are going through. I race through her stories because they are just that good but I also treasure each page as I go, wishing it could go on and on.

About the author

Catherine Ryan Hyde

I am the author of more than 30 published and forthcoming books, including ALLIE AND BEA, SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, SECOND HAND HEART, DON'T LET ME GO, and WHEN YOU WERE OLDER.

I'm an avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, and have released my first book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD.

I am co-author, with fellow author and publishing industry blogger Anne R. Allen, of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E-AGE: A SELF-HELP GUIDE.

My novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. The paperback was released in October 2000 by Pocket Books and quickly became a national bestseller. Simon & Schuster released PAY IT FORWARD: YOUNG READERS' EDITION in August of '14. It is suitable for kids as young as eight. A special Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of the original PAY IT FORWARD was released in December of '14. ~ Goodreads

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee ~ My Thoughts #TheCedarKey

The Cedar Key

The Cedar Key by Stephenia H. McGee
358 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by By The Vine Press

Could the key to Casey’s future be hidden in someone else’s past?

Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi town, Casey’s hope for a fresh start died as soon she had to lay the grandmother she’d just met to rest.

But Grandma Ida carried secrets beyond the grave.

Before her death Ida carefully planned a trail of clues to help Casey unlock the Macintyre family secrets and finally explain why they abandoned her. But each of Ida’s letters will only come from Casey’s handsome—and often frustrating—new neighbor. As Casey pieces together the stories behind the objects filling her grandmother’s house, she embarks on a heart-stirring journey that rattles her foundations, ignites her faith, and leads her to a startling discovery that will reshape her future. But only if she can face the lies that have been slowly tearing her apart.

 

My thoughts about The Cedar Key ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"All the stories are gone. Without the stories, I had a house full of people's memories and no one to decode them."

Stephenia H. McGee is a new author to me and I honestly didn't know much about the book when I won it from Goodreads, so I started on an unknown adventure when I opened this book. And what an adventure it was. 

Casey finally connected with her grandmother shorty before the elderly woman passed away. Before she died, Ida left notes and letters for Casey which lead her on a journey of discovery. Neighbors and towns people try to help her, but being an independent woman with a multitude of issues, it was hard for her to accept their help.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Casey discover the family secrets, as she starts to embrace the community, a community filled with loving and caring people. This was a very enjoyable story and I will be checking out more stories by this author.

I received a copy of The Cedar Key from the publisher via Goodreads and this is my honest opinion.

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About the author


Stephenia H. McGee is a wife, mother of two very active little boys, author, and lover of history. She currently lives in Mississippi with her husband and sons where she writes stories of faith, redemption and the deep south. ~ Goodreads

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Monday, December 28, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 28, 2020

      

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's an opportunity to visit other blogs and to comment on their reads. And ... you can add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are! 

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Well, we made it through Christmas. Such a different time this year. I'll have to admit, I was pretty down and sad that we were not able to celebrate in our usual ways. I guess I am a traditionalist and like our holiday traditions and get togethers. 

I did end up making a lot of batches of my homemade caramel corn and was able to share that to spread some love. And now on to New Years Eve, which is usually low key for us anyway, and then it will be 2021, hopefully a much better year than 2020. It's got to be, right? 

Happy New Year everyone!

Take care. Stay safe and healthy everyone. 
And remember to wash those hands!!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a good week. 
Happy reading!

What I'm currently reading

Not My Boy
by Kelly Simmons
Pub date 1/5

The Seacrest
(Paines Creek Beach #1)
by Aaron Paul Lazar
Narrated by George Kuch

What I recently finished

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
by Heather Webber
Loved it!

Wishing for Wonderful
(Serendipity #3)
by Bette Lee Crosby
One of my favorite, must-read authors!

What I am going to read next

The Wife Upstairs
by Rachel Hawkins
Pub date 1/5

I really love my reading life!
What are you reading this week?

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Book Spotlight #Giveaway! The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg #TheRedAddressBook

I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.

This book was a 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 read for me. I just loved it and still think about the story! I almost hate to part with it, but you know, so many books! You can read my thoughts here

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The Red Address Book

The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
ARC, 304 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Follows 96-year-old Doris, who writes down the memories of her eventful life as she pages through her decades-old address book. But the most profound moment of her life is still to come...

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny—her American grandniece, and her only relative—give her great joy and remind her of her own youth.

When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper. In writing down the stories of her colorful past—working as a maid in Sweden, modeling in Paris during the 30s, fleeing to Manhattan at the dawn of the Second World War—can she help Jenny, haunted by a difficult childhood, unlock the secrets of their family and finally look to the future? And whatever became of Allan, the love of Doris’s life?


About the author 


Sofia Lundberg is a journalist and former magazine editor who made her debut with the word-of-mouth sensation The Red Address Book.

Lauded by critics for her ability to sweep readers off their feet and take them on journeys through time and space, love and loss, Lundberg is the shining new star of heartwarming – and heart-wrenching – Scandinavian fiction. ~ Amazon

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas from Me to You!

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas 
and Happy Holidays!


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Monday, December 21, 2020

Catawampus Christmas Carol by Ann Charles and Sam Lucky ~ My Thoughts #AnnCharles #SamLucky #CatawampusChristmasCarol


Catawampus Christmas Carol

Catawampus Christmas Carol 
by Ann Charles and Sam Lucky
Series: Deadwood Undertaker Series Book 3.5
Published November 30, 2020 by Ann Charles & Sam Lucky

*Catawampus (adj.): 1.) Fierce, savage 2.) Askew, awry

It’s a cold and snowy Christmas Eve in the rowdy mining town of Deadwood in the Dakota Territory. Rather than enjoy some drinks in front of a warm fire with her friends, contracted Slayer Clementine Johanssen has her horse saddled and weapons packed to head out into the hills and hunt down some deadly scallywags—alone. When her friends catch wind of her intentions, they set out to waylay her long enough to change her way of thinking … in spite of her mule-headedness.

Reminiscent of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this catawampus tale will add a heartening dose of fun and camaraderie to your holiday!

Note: This is book 3.5 of the Deadwood Undertaker Series

*(Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

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From the bestselling, multiple award-winning, humorous Deadwood Mystery series comes a new herd of tales set in the same Deadwood stomping grounds, only back in the days when the Old West town was young.

 

Find the rest of the series HERE on Goodreads.

My thoughts about Catawampus Christmas Carol ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Once upon a time ... Actually it was Christmas Eve, 1876 in the rough and tumble mining town of Deadwood (Dakota Territory) but anyway ..."

Are you like me and like things that are a bit unusual? A little off the wall? Well, I've got the perfect Christmas story for you! 

Catawampus Christmas Carol is not your ordinary holiday read but it was such a fun treat. Reading a book set in the old west of Deadwood and centering around an executioner sounds like the perfect way to spend the days before Christmas, don't you think? It really is a fun, feel-good story that will have you laughing out loud at the character's shenanigan's. 

I love Ann Charles and her Deadwood mystery series! And I love these new wacky characters that she and Sam Lucky have introduced us to in this Undertaker series. Each book just gets better and better. 

And I'll leave you with one last, very important word - Prudence! πŸ˜‰ πŸ’•

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About the authors

Ann Charles

Ann Charles is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes award-winning mysteries that are splashed with humor, romance, paranormal, and whatever else sounds fun. A member of Sisters in Crime and Western Writers of America, she has a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of Washington.

When Ann is not holed up in her writing lair working on her next book, she’s hanging out with her family and basking in the Arizona sunshine. ~ Author website

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Sam Lucky

Sam Lucky likes to build things--from Jeep engines to Old West buildings to fun stories. When he is not writing, feeding his kids, attempting to seduce his wife, or tending the goldurn cats, he is planning food-based booksigning/road trips with his wife and working on one of his many home-improvement projects.

He writes the Deadwood Undertaker Series with Ann Charles. The first book is called Life at the Coffin Joint, available now. ~ Amazon

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? December 21, 2020

     

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's an opportunity to visit other blogs and to comment on their reads. And ... you can add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are! 

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Take care. Stay safe and healthy everyone. 
And remember to wash those hands!!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a good week. 
Happy reading!

What I'm currently reading

Wishing for Wonderful
(Serendipity #3)
by Bette Lee Crosby
One of my favorite, must-read authors!

The Seacrest
(Paines Creek Beach #1)
by Aaron Paul Lazar
Narrated by George Kuch

What I recently finished

The Night Before
by Wendy Walker 

The Cedar Key
by Stephenia H. McGee

What I am going to read next

I'll probably read one last Christmas book and then hit my review TBR list.

Home For the Holidays
(Whiskey Creek #10.5)
by Brenda Novak 

I really love my reading life!
What are you reading this week?

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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Fifth Petal: A Novel of Salem by Brunonia Barry #TheFifthPetal

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I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.

I loved the two books that I've read in this series. I'm not sure why I haven't read the third one. I really need to add it to my TBR list. This is any intriguing story that kept me spell-bound to the end. I know you'll enjoy it too! You can read my thoughts here

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The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal: A Novel of Salem by Brunonia Barry
Series: Salem #3
ARC, 448 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Crown


Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of The Lace Reader with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction and murder.

When a teenage boy dies suspiciously on Halloween night, Salem's chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, wonders if there is a connection between his death and Salem’s most notorious cold case, a triple homicide dubbed "The Goddess Murders," in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed on Halloween night in 1989. He finds unexpected help in Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims newly returned to town. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian, is guilty of murder or 
witchcraft.

But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?


Check out the whole series here.

About the author 


Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and The Fifth Petal, which will be released in January 2017. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction, a People Magazine Pick, and Amazon’s Best of the Month. 

Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed. Brunonia chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s Writers’ Committee and serves on Grub Street’s Development Committee. She is the Executive Director of the Salem Lit Fest, an annual event that brings people to Salem, MA from all over the world. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary, and their dog, Angel.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Book Blitz! Ain't She Sweet by Whitney Dineen ~ Excerpt and #Giveaway #AintSheSweet #XpressoBookTours

Ain't She Sweet

Ain’t She Sweet by Whitney Dineen
(Seven Brides for Seven Mothers #2)
Publication date: December 15th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Tara Heinz began her modeling career at the tender age of twelve. After spending fifteen years drooling over forbidden foods, she does the unthinkable. She enrolls in culinary school and becomes a pastry chef. 

After a nasty breakup with her rock star boyfriend that leads to tabloid war, Tara takes a job at a rural lodge in Oregon to escape the spotlight she no longer desires. 

James Cavanaugh is a farmer in Oregon. His days are spent building his business and his nights are spent sleeping, so he can get up at four in the morning. 

Ruby Cavanaugh has plans for her son that involve her new pastry chef. Of course, neither James nor Tara know what’s going on until it’s too late.

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EXCERPT:

After arranging an assortment of gourds on her newspaper-covered dining room table, Ruby picks up her telephone to call her oldest son, Brogan. “How are you and Addie doing?” she wants to know. As the first recipients of her matchmaking endeavor, the success of their union is integral to her confidence in setting up her younger son, James, with her new pastry chef.

“She’s great. We’re great. New York is beautiful in the fall.”

Whoever said glitter was the herpes of the crafting world never fully appreciated its hypnotic effects, Ruby thinks while spraying gold glitter paint. “I knew you two were meant to be.”

“I don’t know how you decided that, but I’m glad you did. For a while there I thought you were trying to set Addison up with James. Speaking of which, how are things going between him and Tara?”

“What do you mean?” Ruby asks, trying—and failing—to sound innocent.

“Don’t try to tell me you haven’t set your sights on her for my little brother.”

After several moments, Ruby dejectedly confesses, “It’s been hard finding ways to throw them together now that James’s farmstand is mostly closed for the season. I’ve had to resort to hiring your brother to put in a garden here at the lodge.”

“Interesting. I’m not sure I should offer, but let me know if I can do anything to help.”

“You and Addie are still coming home for Christmas, right?”

“Yes, ma’am. We arrive the second week of December and are planning on staying until the first week of March. I’ll be working on my new novel and Addie is going to commute to a hotel she’s redesigning in Portland.”

Ruby walks around the table, eyeing her decorative fall creation before firing off a final burst of sparkle. “I might need your help then. In the meantime, don’t bring up Tara’s name when you talk to James. I don’t want him to guess what I’m up to until it’s too late.”

“You make me nervous, Mom, but you did such a great job for me that I promise not to interfere in your latest project.”

“Good. Now, I’ve got to go. Your brother will be here any minute to meet with Tara about the dessert portion of the garden.”

“Does he know he’s meeting with her?” Brogan asks.

“Of course not. What fun would that be? Bye!” Ruby hangs up on her son before he has a chance to reply. After refreshing her lipstick and picking invisible lint from her sweater, she’s off to make another love connection.

About the author

Whitney loves to laugh, play with her kids, bake, and eat french fries -- not always in that order. 

Whitney is a multi-award-winning author of romcoms, non-fiction humor, and middle reader fiction. Basically, she writes whatever the voices in her head tell her to. 

She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic vegetables.
  • Gold Medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2017.
  • Silver medal winner at the International Readers' Favorite Awards, 2015, 2016.
  • Finalist RONE Awards, 2016.
  • Finalist at the IRFA 2016, 2017.
  • Finalist at the Book Excellence Awards, 2017
  • Finalist Top Shelf Indie Book Awards, 2017

Connect with Whitney 

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Release Day! Snowed in With You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins ~ My Thoughts #SnowedInWithYou

Snowed in With You

Snowed in With You by Sophie-Leigh Robbins 
Published December 14th, 2020 Got It Covered Press
 Holiday Fiction, Holiday Romance

Molly

Why, Santa, why? I’ve been so good this year and yet here I am, snowed in with the most grumpy, gloomy – and admittedly, gorgeous – man I’ve ever met. Instead of blissfully sledding down an Alaskan mountain during my work trip, I have to listen to the guy complain about how much he hates Christmas. Not to mention the fact that he’s in the running for the same writing award as me. Too bad throwing someone out into the snow isn’t considered very Christmassy or it would’ve been good riddance for sure.

Derek

Carolers, gingerbread, hot cocoa, tinsel, mistletoe… The list of Christmas torture goes on and on. And as if it’s not bad enough that I have to endure this holiday cheer for a work trip, I’m now stuck at The Royal Reindeer with a true Christmas freak. I’d love for her to back off, but I can’t exactly tell her why I hate the holidays this much. My best bet is to avoid her altogether, which is quite the challenge when you’re forced to share a cabin.

But if I don’t want to be around her, then why am I doused in glitter, helping her make Christmas cards? 


My thoughts about Snowed in With You ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"There were a lot of things I didn't understand, like why on earth people wrote their own memoirs when the most exciting thing they'd ever experienced was getting stuck on a rollercoaster for fifteen minutes, an event that supposedly changed their life forever."

This was the perfect Christmas escape read for me right now. It was a fun, entertaining read that I devoured, allowing me to forget about the stress of the holidays, and the world, for a little bit.

Molly and Derek find themselves thrown together for a work situation and they definitely rub each other the wrong way. Their feelings about Christmas are as different as night and day. To be honest, I pretty much knew where this story was going to end up but getting there was so much fun! As much as I enjoyed watching the conflict—and the chemistry—between Molly and Derek, this story also has some amazing side characters that I fell in love with. So much fun!

I've read other stories by Sophie-Leigh and they are always such a treat—captivating, light reads that always leave me with a smile on my face. Snowed in With You is the perfect book to satisfy your pre-Christmas reading craving. Pick it up now!

I received a copy of Snowed in With You from the author and this is my honest opinion.

About the author



Sophie-Leigh Robbins writes feel-good Romantic Comedies. She grew up reading every book she could get her hands on, especially The Baby-Sitters Club. By the time she was 10 years old, she was having loads of fun writing her own stories.

At 23, she became a freelance writer for corporations, magazines and television. Sophie now works as a fulltime author and narrative game designer. ~ Author website

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