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[Book Review] Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

Here to Stay

by

Melissa Tagg

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

I absolutely loved Melissa Tagg’s debut novel, Made to Last. I think most of us readers can agree that Blaze was a favorite character so I was excited that Ms. Tagg gave him his own story in Here to Stay.

In Here to Stay, Blake, “Blaze,” returns to his hometown. Having left town several years earlier due to a traumatizing event, he is unsure of what kind of welcome he will receive.

Autumn has been running the family inn for several years. However, she has a dream job opportunity in Paris. Not wanting to leave the inn in shambles, she does what she can to fix it up for a potential investor.

When Blake is offered the job of coordinating the Christmas festival, he knows he can’t do it alone, so he enlists the help of Autumn in exchange for some handiwork around her inn.

Blake and Autumn’s families have not gotten along for several years. In a race to make everything perfect for the Christmas festival, the two of them must put their differences aside and learn to work together.

As I said before, many readers became endeared to Blake in Made to Last. Ms. Tagg only increased our love for him in this novel. Autumn was a believable character – big dreams, big hopes, big disappointments. Ms. Tagg did a great job of creating these characters and bringing them to life.

I received a free ecopy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

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[Book Review] How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

How to Catch a Prince (Royal Wedding, #3)

How to Catch a Prince

by

Rachel Hauck

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Wow, I LOVED this book! I don’t know what I was expecting but this book exceeded all expectations and made me fall in love with the characters and storyline.

How to Catch a Prince is the third book in the Royal Wedding series. I have enjoyed the first two books but neither of them caught my fancy the way this book did. If you haven’t read any of these books then I suggest that you do because they are some of the sweetest modern day fairy tale reads that you will ever find!

Once upon a time Prince Stephen and American heiress Corina Del Rey fell in love. However, pain and guilt drove them away from each other after Stephen’s tour in Afghanistan. They haven’t spoken in several years so when Stephen shows up at Corina’s doorstep and tells her they’re still married and he wants an annulment, Corina’s world goes spinning out of control. She thought she had put her past to rest so instead of signing the annulment papers, she goes back to Brighton to see if she can win back her husband. But the years have been rough on both Stephen and Corina and if neither of them are willing to put aside their past hurts, then there will be no future for them.

*Sigh* Have I mentioned I like fairy tales? Because I absolutely love fairy tales! This book had it all with a handsome prince, sweet romance and a magical feel to it. I am so glad I decided to read this book as it has made it’s way to one of my favorite contemporary novels. You’ll fall in love with the characters and your emotions will jump and slide all over with them. These aren’t just fairy tale characters that are perfect – these characters have their weaknesses and that helps them to be more believable.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher Zondervan through Book Look Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

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[Book Review] Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

This week must be my “contemporary” book reviews week… Cuz here’s another one!

Undeniably Yours

by

Becky Wade

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

A Delicious Chick Flick!

 

My first taste of Becky Wade… and boy does it taste good! I’m not always a fan of contemporary books because I’d much rather travel back in time while reading (hence my overload of historical fiction book reviews). But when I do read contemporary, I would love to read Becky Wade! I’ve had My Stubborn Heart sitting on my shelf waiting to be read for quite some time, and while I still haven’t had the chance to read it, I will be getting to that after I finish some review books I’m reading. I’m hoping it’s as good as Undeniably Yours!

 

Undeniably Yours follows the story of Meg, who recently inherited her Father’s share in his oil company and his entire fortune. Meg is not really interested in becoming a share holder or putting up with a huge fortune, and she finds herself overwhelmed with huge decisions she must make. One decision she makes is to shut down her father’s racehorse farm. But when the manager, Bo Porter, protests, Meg gives him six months to work with it.

 

Bo Porter is upset with this woman who just walks in and is threatening to shut his dream down. But soon he realizes that this woman isn’t just any woman, and he finds himself drawn to her.

 

But Meg has a past she is trying to leave behind but somehow things catch up to her and she must work through some issues. While working through these, she realizes she feels called to help widows and orphans.

 

Like I said, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the romance aspect. I loved the suspense aspect. I loved the chick-lit that it was! I would definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a sweet chick book to read. I’m looking forward to reading more from Becky Wade!

 

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[Book Review] Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

Made to Last

by

Melissa Tagg

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My review:

Such a sweet debut novel!

 

I am not a big fan of contemporary romance but every now and then a new book comes into my path that looks good enough to pick up and that is what I thought about Made to Last. It had a fun cover that drew me in, and it sounded like a fresh storyline so I decided to give it a try.

 

Miranda Woodruff is a reality TV star from the popular home improvement show “From the Ground Up.” While filming for season 4, Miranda finds out that ratings are down and that the network is considering canceling her show. Miranda has placed her entire identity in her show, and she is willing to do anything to boost ratings… Even pretend to have a husband in order to draw more publicity.

Matthew is a reporter who is looking for a way to make his career spark. When he is asked to write a blog series about Miranda Woodruff, he jumps on the chance and is continually searching for an inside scoop in order to get a “cover worthy” story.

As Miranda pretends to be married to one guy, she finds herself drawn to the reporter who she is spending a lot of time with. When her former fiancé shows up, Miranda has a hard time juggling three different guys and trying to keep her show from plummeting into cancelation.

 

This storyline was so sweet. I loved these characters and they came alive to me as I entered their world. Blaze was such a sweet “husband” and I found myself really liking his character. Matthew struggled with things in his past and you can see how that affects some of the decisions he makes in this book. Miranda was definitely a strong, independent heroine. A “fix-it-herself” kind of girl, I couldn’t relate to her in everything, but I loved her just the same. While some of the things in this book came as a slight surprise, some of the things were still predictable but sometimes that’s welcome in a book. In this case, I enjoyed everything about the book.

 

You will definitely love this debut novel from Melissa Tagg! I am looking forward to reading more books from this loveable author.

 

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions stated are my own.

 

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