#BookReview: Combatting Fear by Sandy Vaile

combatting fearSummary:

How far would you go to save a child that wasn’t yours?

Mild-mannered kindergarten teacher Neve Botticelli leads a double life. Thanks to a childhood tragedy and her paranoid father, she’s a trained warrior with extreme survival skills who lives off the grid.

When self-made billionaire Micah Kincaid storms into town in search of his son, Rowan, he’s pushy, entitled, and stands for everything she despises. Micah can’t believe a kindergarten teacher is barring the way to him getting crucial information or even just a glimpse of the boy his cheating ex kidnapped. They share only one thing in common: either will do anything to protect the four-year-old, who they soon discover is being held for ransom by an outlaw motorcycle gang.

But as they work together to get Rowan back, they start to see beyond each other’s masks. Could falling in love be even more dangerous than hunting down deadly criminals?

Review:

This book had a lot more than I was expecting at first glance. From a main character with a double life to a child kidnapping and a ransom act, there was a lot of action right from the start. Of course there is a healthy dose of romance as well, with both characters bringing a lot of issues to the table and both needing to work through them – for themselves and each other. The writing was fast-paced and at times I could feel myself holding my breath. Very strong read!

4 stars

sandy vaile.jpgAuthor Bio

I’m Sandy and my motto in life is…

I’ll try anything once 

To that end, I take every opportunity that presents and have a wealth of life experiences to draw on when writing.

These include  riding a motorbike, skydiving, hot air ballooning, getting tattoos, swimming with sharks and turtles, and having the privilege to carry the Olympic flame.

The common denominator in my stories is courageous, gritty heroines who don’t especially need the strong heroes who sweep them off their feet, but when they do find Mr. Right, they’re not afraid to hold on tight.

My love of adventure and action sports started early, with 3-day eventing horses and cross-country running. Living in Papua New Guinea as a child meant lots of water sports, outdoor living and learning the local Pigeon English.

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#BookReview: Confessions of an Undercover Girlfriend by Kay Marie

Reviewer: Samantha

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy

confessionsSummary:

So, I’m no longer a virgin sex columnist–thank you, Ollie–but if I thought that was going to make my life easier, boy was I wrong! John is back in town determined to win my forgiveness. Blythe is more ready than ever to take me down. Bridget is totally onto the new twinkle in my eye. And, well, Ollie is just as distractingly delicious as usual.

So, naturally, I have a few more confessions to make.

Confession #1: I came up with what I thought would be the perfect plan to keep my relationship with Ollie a secret–pretend to get back together with John!

Confession #2: It backfired. A lot.

Review:

I have read the book prior to this, Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist, and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to reading another from Kay Marie.  Once again, I found this book to be light-hearted, humorous and full of moments that made me laugh out loud. I was so happy to catch back up with Skylar and I was not disappointed in the drama she brought! So many funny – albeit a little strange – moments happen throughout this story, and it kept me on my toes and flipping the pages. Both books I recommend!

4 stars


#CoverReveal: The Next Best Thing by Wendi Nunnery

Author Bio:

Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story, The Best Kept Secret, and The Next Best Thing. She is also the founding editor of Lady Literary Magazine and her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Simply Beloved, and Introvert, Dear. Wendi is a proud Georgia Southern University alum and believes colorful language is good for the soul. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia.

the-next-best-thingThe Next Best Thing Blurb:

Four years ago, Emma Fraser’s first love took his own life. Now, twenty years old and in college, Emma and her best friend, Andy, are still mourning the loss of a friend and brother. Nothing is the same as it once was…and things are about to change even more.

Too heartbroken to even consider falling in love again, Emma stays distracted by school and work. Until she meets Landon and, for the first time ever, finds herself believing she might actually have a future with someone. But when Deegan Burke—the man responsible for all of Emma’s heartache—gets out of prison early, Emma is suddenly confronted by her worst fears. And when faced with choices she never thought she’d have to make, Emma discovers that the only person she really wants by her side is the last person she ever expected.

Connect with Wendi:

Blog: www.wendinunnery.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ladynunnery

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ladynunnery

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wendinunneryauthor

wendi-nunneryLearn More About Wendi’s Books:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13621604.Wendi_Nunnery

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wendi-Nunnery/e/B00NI34FUC/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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