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I'm just an average 22 year old college student, currently living in Iowa. I love fiction books, mostly romance.

Wild Boys After Dark: Cooper - Melissa Foster

Cooper's story in Wild Boys After Dark series is my favorite out of the four. I love Cooper and Cici's connection and attraction. During the entire story, I found myself routing for them to work out any issues they were facing. I wanted those two to be together and stay that way.

Cooper suffered a major loss with his dad. I enjoyed reading how excited Cooper was with Cici and wanting to share the news of her with his family, but all that was gone when Cooper learned about what happened to his father. Cooper lost himself in anger. He didn't want Cici around his anger. Time can help heal wounds, but could too much time cause irreversible damage to a connection that quick and powerful?

Cici has a lot to risk with the possibility of running into Cooper again. As much as she'd like to tell herself she's over him, a connection like they had is hard to move passed. Now she's not just risk losing herself. She has her daughter to think about it.

There's only one thing I wanted with this story, I wanted more. I wanted to read or know more about what happened right after Cooper met Cici's daughter. I wanted to see how their relationship would grow and how introducing her to Cooper's family would have gone.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Wild Boys After Dark: Jackson - Melissa Foster

Jackson's story in Wild Boys After Dark is certainly one of the hotter stories of the series. Laney and Jackson have chemistry off the charts.

The story isn't as action packed as Logan's story, but it's very suiting for how Jackson's personality seems. The story is frustratingly good.

I found the story frustrating because of Jackson and Laney both seem blind to their feelings for one another. Once they start recognizing those feelings, they're still too stubborn to act or speak up. They'd rather allow the other to have their happiness with someone else than risk their friendship. There's so many times I wanted to shake the two and tell them to wake up or just to speak up.

I do love how the story turns out.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Laguna Lights: (Laguna Beach Book 3) - Kaira Rouda

I've been curious how Laguna Lights would turn out with Laura's story ever since Laguna Nights came out where Laura had messed with Madison's life.

 

Laura created her Reality TV Persona back in high school when her and many of her classmates were on reality tv show called Laguna Nights. Years after the show had ended, Laura's found that she's become that persona, even off set from any tv show. Talk about waking up from a nightmare if that's someone you've never truly wanted to become.

 

After finding out her long-term boyfriend from high school has been looking up other women, Laura's finding herself questioning her own happiness. She's finally realizing she's been chasing after a dream that wasn't even hers, rather than focusing on her own happiness.


After a crash meeting with Paul Dorn, a worker at a surf shop in Laguna Beach studying the marketing of his own products, Laura questions whether she wants to keep chasing that dream or focus on her own happiness.

 

Throughout the story, Laura's mother got on my nerves. At one point, Laura's mother tried to get Laura back with her long-time boyfriend, Scott, who Laura recently split with, even though Scott had been looking for other women while being with Laura, rather than focusing on what would make Laura happy. It seems like Laura's mother doubted Laura's own ability to provide for herself.

 

There was one incident in the book that confused me at first. At one chapter, Laura and Paul had just met a few days ago. The next chapter jumped to two weeks later. All the rest of the chapters after listed the time period or how much time has passed from the previous chapter to the new one.

 

I was very pleased with how Laura's story turned out. I enjoyed reading from Laura's point of view.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Seized by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders, Book 1): Blue Ryder - Melissa Foster

I have been waiting to read about Lizzie and Blue ever since reading Seaside Summers. I was thrilled with how Seized by Love turned out.

 

The way Seized by Love starts out had me wondering what on Earth is going on with Lizzie and what she is up to. I had Lizzie in my head as being very sweet from her parts in Seaside Summers. I had not expected her to be such a seductress and to have such a naughty side. Even with the Naked Baker webcast, the way Melissa has Lizzie's Naked Baker moments illustrated made Lizzie seem like she was still on the classy side of naughty.

 

I loved Blue Ryder in Seaside Summers. He seems like the perfect, fun, and flirty friend. He's even better in Seized by Love. He's very patient, loyal, and loving. When he finds out about Lizzie being the Naked Baker, I was so afraid for their relationship and friendship. I read half of the book the first night because I needed to know if Blue would find out and how he would react. His insecurities and past experience with his ex cheating on him had me worried that he would lose trust in Lizzie completely.

I cannot wait for more Ryder books!

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Wild Boys After Dark: Heath - Melissa Foster

The world is smaller and more connected than one would think.

 

Heath Wild would always keep his one-night stands and hook-ups out of the city. He'd only let himself loose while at conferences in other cities. Health comes across Ally, who is volunteering at one. After a night together, Health can't get Ally out of his mind. He wants more.

 

Ally is cautious when it comes to doctors. She's used to working with them and how many of the doctors act. Getting close to a doctor makes her nervous, yet there's something about Heath that's addicting to her.

 

As luck would turn out, they're from the same city. Even weirder, it turns out they work in the same hospital.

 

Things heat up quickly between the two. Neither seems to want to be away from each other for long, yet there's insecurities and trust issues from their past that makes them worry with how quickly their relationship is moving. Both had been cheated on in the past.

 

I loved seeing how their relationship grew and how well they would communicate. Heath is like the perfect book boyfriend with how well he can communicate and how loyal he is to his family.

 

This book in the series isn't as action packed as Logan's story, yet the story is just as interesting and fun to read. The way the story progresses fits so well for both Ally and Heath's personalities. Heath and Ally are very relatable characters.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Wild Boys After Dark: Logan - Melissa Foster

The first book of the Wild Boys After Dark series drew me in right away. Based on how the book started off in the first chapter, I knew the book would be a great read. Melissa Foster wrote another great book and series!

Stella, who also goes by Stormy, is in a situation that no one wold want to be in. Stormy has a hard time relaxing with a crazy ex who is into an illegal business and wants her dead. It's upsetting that she's had to leave family and friends behind to avoid her ex going after them. After a few months of being able to let her guard down a little with her ex being behind bars, he's now suppose to be released in a matter of days.

Logan Wild is a private investigator who holds his family close, even closer after the incident that left his mother blind and his father dead. He blames himself for not being there to help protect them because he was overseas fighting the war. He buries his guilt into work and women, at least, that was until he met Stormy.

The first night Logan and Stormy met, some drunk guy at a bachelor party tried to take advantage of Stormy. Logan, always being the hero, came to Stormy's rescue. Something about Stormy spiked his protectiveness, even when he barely knew her.

It didn't take Logan long to figure out Stormy was in trouble, but would Stormy open up enough to let him know why and how she was in trouble? Throughout the book, I wondered if Stormy would ever let her guards down enough to trust Logan and if he could do enough to protect her from what her ex could be planning.

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2) - Kaira Rouda

The Laguna Heights novel drew me in right away and held my interest to the very end. I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen to Annie, both the present and past parts of the story. I wanted to know how she'd handle the situations as well.

 

Annie seemed like such a sweet girl in Laguna Nights and the way the novel had described how she was portrayed on their high school reality show. Even the nicest and supportive people can have horrible things happen to them, much like Annie did.

 

Annie's relationship with Chris in college seems to move very quickly. There were parts of the novel that, as a reader, I could see there were signs that Chris was not completely stable or that their relationship wasn't healthy. I feared for Annie. I'm pleased that she had people to turn to in times of trouble. I would hope anyone in an unhealthy relationship would have someone they could turn to for help.

 

Hank was there to help Annie get through the Chris situation. He was caring, understanding, and loving towards Annie during that hard time. They eventually got married and have kids. Now Chris is showing back up, threatening the secret Annie has kept from Hank, and could possibly damage the marriage Annie's formed with Hank.

 

I kept hoping for the best for Annie throughout the novel. I had to keep reading until the end to know how Annie's situation would turn out. I am very pleased with how the ending turned out.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Cape Cod Promises (Love on Rockwell Island, Book 2) (Volume 2) - Melissa Foster, Bella Andre

Bella Andre and Melissa Foster created another fantastic novel! I loved their work with the Love on Rockwell Island and getting to meet the Rockwell family. Cape Cod Promises continued on the Rockwell story by getting the story on the older brother, Trent, and his ex-wife Reese.


Trent and Reese had fell in love quickly after they first met. Shortly after meeting, falling in love, and getting married, the couple moved to New York City. City life turned out to be much different than island life. Each handled the noise and chaos differently. Fear and lack of communication made them fall apart.

 

Years later, the two finally meet again after avoiding each other. Their type of love is hard to get over. Each had spent those long years apart to grow and learn what they truly wanted in life. The novel kept my interest the entire time wanting to know how Trent and Reese would act being brought together again.

 

There's one quote that stood out to me the most. Tilly, one of the elderly students of Reese's painting classes at the assisted living facility on the island, had compared the similarities with love and painting. Tilly said:
"And just like you show us how to tweak our colors and bring more life into our paintings by using different brushes and different strokes, or applying shading to temper some areas and bring out others, love is the same way. Two people bring together their personalities, wants, needs, hopes, fears-and hope to come out with something beautiful that inspires each of them, helps them grow-together and individually. Love takes tweaking."
This conversation between Tilly and Reese is one of my favorites in the novel.

 

I loved reading Trent and Reese process through their emotions and feelings towards their present relationship and their past hardships. They try to learn to communicate better to help determine what their future could hold.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

A Pet for Christmas

A Pet for Christmas (Sweet Holiday Romance) (A Veteran's Christmas Book 2) - Rachelle Ayala

A Pet for Christmas by Rachelle Ayala is an emotional ride. There are moments it made me tear up or fear for the main characters. It's a sequel to A Father for Christmas, which is where one meets Kelly, Tyler, and Bree.

 

Kelly has been a single mother of Bree for many years. She's not one who willing and quickly admits when she needs help. She's too independent for her own good. Getting used to depending on someone else is hard for her. She's not the greatest at vocalizing her needs to Tyler, who she claims to be her fiance to her family, when her pregnancy starts to get rocky.

 

Tyler had once been a homeless veteran. With his new career, Tyler's focus is getting spread out far and thin. His traveling and PTSD from the war is causing insecurities for Kelly and Tyler in their relationship.

 

Bree is one an absolute adorable little girl. Her honesty and innocent questions kept making me laugh. She's a very determined and persistent child. With a little brother on the way, Bree is starting to feel left out. She wants her real father around, not just Tyler. If she can't get her real father, she's willing to settle for a pet of her choice. As time goes on, Bree grows to find what's more important to her, a puppy, her real father, or Tyler.

 

When Tyler's work get attacked in Afghanistan, I feared for him. I couldn't imagine what Kelly and Bree was going through with not hearing news about his whereabouts for the longest time.

 

The story kept my interest the entire time. The whole time I wanted to know how Tyler handles becoming a hostage and how Kelly handles not having him near. I kept wanting the best for them and for them to get past their insecurities with their relationship if they were to be reunited.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Seaside Nights

Seaside Nights (Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers, Book 5) - Melissa Foster

I love reading the Seaside Summers books. The characters always bring a smile to my face with their humor, wit, and the love they have for one another. The seaside characters are like a giant family, and the family expanded in this story.

 

I love Sky's character. She's so caring and down to earth. She seems so mellow and balanced, yet creative at the same time. She's the type of person I'd love to hang out with. When it came to Sky and Sawyer's relationship, it seemed like Sky questions it more than I had expected her to. She seems unsure it was okay or normal for her to be having such strong feelings towards Sawyer so quickly. If I in a situation like her, I'd feel the same way.

 

Sawyer seems too good to be true. Can more guys in real life be like him? His poetic words and kind heart make him the perfect book boyfriend. I loved the poetic lines from him throughout this book. I highlighted so many of them because I liked them so much or could relate to what was being said. Although, I did want to shake him during the times he thought being a boxer was mainly who he was and was in denial about being a poet. It's like he never thought he could be anything beyond that since he has been a boxer for so long.

 

Although their connection was instant and happened quicker than I normally like in books, it made perfect sense for how Sky's and Sawyer's personalities were. They are very alike and seem to share similar values and interest, minus the Sawyer's career in boxing and Sky's distaste for violence. I enjoyed reading them trying to work through the differences.

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Catching Cassidy Review

Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights, Book One) New Adult Romance - Melissa Foster

Catching Cassidy was frustratingly good. Melissa Foster, as usual, did a wonderful job in this book. The way she describes the setting of Harborside makes it seem so welcoming, calming, and like home. As if anyone who goes there can find a place where they belong and people who will welcome them with open arms and care about them. Harborside sounds like it has beautiful landscapes and a great place to spend the summer.

 

The way Melissa makes the characters come alive makes the reader fall in love with them. Each character, even the secondary characters, have traits that makes their personality shine through and make them likable. I kept finding myself wanting to know more about the characters and what would happen next with them. I loved how close their friendships seemed.


The reason I found the book frustrating was because of the main characters, Wyatt and Cassidy. They had known each other for years, back from when they were kids. They were best friends and buried the feelings they had for each other deep down. Neither wanted to ruin the friendship they had spent so many years forming.

 

The summer of Wyatt and Cassidy's college graduation several events happen that cause them to spend the summer together. Those events have the capability of making each person fall apart. They stand by each other's side to try to make it through together.

 

Feelings that they had buried down start to rise. Now they find an attraction to each other that both characters try to hide and ignore. It's like they're skirting around each other out of desire and fear of what acting on those feelings could happen. I kept wanting Wyatt and Cassidy to get together or admit their feelings.

 

It drove me nuts each time they hide it or ignored their feelings. I was kept on the edge of my seat waiting for them to acknowledge their feelings. I'll admit, when they finally opened up to each other, I squealed. I can't wait to see how the series grows!

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Cape Code Kisses Review

Cape Cod Kisses - Melissa Foster, Bella Andre

Bella Andre and Melissa Foster did an excellent job with this book. I could barely put the book down, even to go to bed. The story of Shelley and Quinn was addicting to read about.

 

The Rockwell Island setting sounds like a beautiful place to live or to visit. The way the authors described it makes the island seem relaxing, fun, and breath taking. The way Rockwell Island sounded makes me want to go. It sounds like it has such a friendly environment and welcoming residents.

 

The characters were well developed and their characteristics made them memorable and enticing.

 

Shelley Walters seemed like the fun-loving and down-to-earth. She could find adventure anywhere. Her personality seems to rub off on people and help bring them happiness or joy. She looks on the bright side of situations and looks for the good in people.

Quinn Rockwell had been the type of man who was married to his work, at least, until he met Shelley. Shelley helped bring out the calm and fun side of Quinn. Instead of always being focused on work, Shelley helped him focus on living in the present and enjoying life.

 

I loved seeing their relationship grow and the changes they both made throughout the story. I'm hoping for more stories about the Rockwell family. Even Quinn's siblings were well introduced and helped the reader get to know them as well. It made me curious to know more about them. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

 

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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Great quote from Edgar Allan Poe

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