Buns by Alice Clayton

Chuckle inducing humor plus a very heartfelt romance make the third book in the Hudson Valley series constantly engaging. I laughed when amusing comments were made, and fretted if one of the main characters was making a terrible mistake in judgment. Then there are the moments where passion takes over, and I could feel every titillating touch and kiss. The clever writing of Alice Clayton never fails to impress, as reactions are honestly true-to-life and sexual tension builds to explosive heights. BUNS caused much laughter, yet touched me deeply when feelings are candidly expressed.

When Clara Morgan received her latest assignment with the branding agency where she has diligently worked for over five years, she was told the project could greatly influence her future with them. If she makes Bryant Mountain House a much more successful hotel, then she would become a partner with the company. Clara can always take an established place of lodging that is not bringing in enough money and make it profitable, so she does not anticipate any problems when she arrives in Bailey Falls, New York. Spending a few months in the quaint town will be nice, and then she can move on to the next undertaking.

Being able to save a hotel that is family owned is especially rewarding to Clara, as it will help the current owner keep open what has been inherited. But when she makes suggestions to Archie Bryant, the man who will soon be managing the resort, her opinions are met with resistance. He is someone who opposes changing how things have always been done, and emphatically states his own beliefs. But Clara has a job to complete, and one unyielding hotel manager is not going to stop her.

If an Alice Clayton book is being read, then there will be continuous entertainment. I have laughed so much during her many compelling stories, and each situation that crops up containing amusement seems so genuinely realistic. When Clara and Archie have a disagreement, they hold nothing back and strongly state their views. At first their differences only concerned how the hotel was run. But personal sentiments slowly worked their way into how these two responded to each other, and often their retorts were fueled by sexual longing. Alice Clayton can perfectly balance humor, romance, and emotion in her stories, and BUNS is definitely a prime example of her expertise.

I thoroughly enjoyed all the interaction Clara and Archie had with previous characters in the Hudson Valley series. When she had conversations with Roxie and Natalie, the scenes are particularly hilarious with loads of extremely witty banter. Friends that have been met over the course of the series are also scattered throughout the book, and their appearance added much delight. But it was the moments featuring Archie and Clara that truly grabbed my attention, as they were such a likable couple. She has never had much of anything permanent in her life nor a feeling of belonging, thus she is independent yet secretly vulnerable. Archie is really a wonderful man in almost every way imaginable. He is thoughtful and understanding, and I was moved by his compassion for Clara at certain times. While the series may have come to a close, I hope to perhaps have these individuals show up again in an upcoming book of Ms. Clayton’s.

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Series:  Hudson Valley

Publisher:  Gallery Books

Releases:  May 23, 2017

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Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://aliceclayton.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Big Win by J. H. Croix

Many scenes in the second Brit Boys Sports Romance story are truly touching, and I was repeatedly affected by the sincerity of numerous characters, whether it was spoken words or acts of compassion. J. H. Croix has a knack for creating very emotional developments, where problems are convincingly handled by realistic individuals. BIG WIN could mean several different things, as it may pertain to the game of soccer, but might also refer to overcoming personal troubles and finding joy. As I lived through some difficult times with the main characters in the book, I got to experience a number of highs and lows in their life to the fullest.

Since he is the Seattle Stars goalkeeper, Alex Gordon has to stay in great shape and often runs in addition to regular practice sessions. One early morning run has him meeting up with Harper Jacobs, whom he knows because of mutual friends yet has never heard anything personal about her. After leaving London and coming to play soccer in Seattle, he has not had any relationships with the local women. However, Alex would really like to become better acquainted with Harper, if he can just get her to open up to him as she always seems so guarded.

An event in Harper’s past has continued to influence her current life for way too long. Being around Alex makes her want to take a chance and let a man into her life once again, especially since the soccer player is so thoughtful to her needs. Harper does not realize how much he wants her to be happy, plus thinks he is the right man to make her smile more often. But first they must triumph over some past issues that are not easily forgotten.

BIG WIN deals with the subject matter of violence against another person. Harper lived through a terrible ordeal four years ago, and though she has moved on, the memories are still with her and can resurface without warning. I thought Ms. Croix managed to bring much realism into the story when her characters cope with challenging emotional topics, and I definitely thought every scene played out with much believability. Conversations are sometimes filled with humor when all the friends get together, and then there are the instances where discussions are exceedingly serious. I really like the group of people Ms. Croix has conceived for this series, as they get along so well and I enjoy when new details about them become known.

Harper and Alex are very attracted to each other, which causes their sexual relationship to be explosively fiery. Yet he is not one for talking about his feelings, and she is unsure where they stand at times. This leads to situations where feelings are confused, and my concern for them continued to grow. Alex is a true hero in the story, and when his protective instincts kick in, I wanted to sigh. BIG WIN is an emotionally rewarding romance.

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Series:  Brit Boys Sports Romance – Book 2

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  May 2, 2017

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Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://jhcroixauthor.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Lost Rider by Harper Sloan

The Coming Home series introduced me to Harper Sloan, and I will not soon forget the reading experience. LOST RIDER is a romance about second chances and filled with extremely poignant emotional circumstances. I became caught up in Maverick and Leighton’s personal dilemmas from the very first incident, and my concern for these two likable individuals continued to mount as their relationship went through countless highs and lows. The focus of the story is about the feelings of this couple, and whether they can ever work out the many issues that have plagued them since they were much younger. I am just glad I was able to take the journey with Maverick and Leighton.

Being a champion bull rider was the dream of Maverick Davis even when he was a child, and for ten years he had lots of success on the rodeo circuit. But being thrown from a particularly ornery bull had huge consequences for him, as the danger of riding again is too great for him to continue. So now Maverick is returning to his family’s ranch in Texas which raises horses, where a new career awaits him along with numerous painful memories and one huge regret.

When he had left the town of Pine Oak, he knew his sister and brother would be missed by him, but not his cruel father. There was also a certain girl who was a friend of his sister, and he would miss their private talks as he could actually feel at peace for a little while afterward. But there was no way Maverick was going to remain in the area for Leighton James, and she clearly understood his thoughts before he left. When he gets back home, both have changed over the years, and they now see each other in a different light.

While there are a number of scenes in LOST RIDER that I will recall over and over, discussions between different characters are some of my most vivid recollections. A chat featuring Maverick and an elderly resident of Pine Oak still causes me to laugh, and an exchange Leighton had with her coworker was packed with hilarious comments. There was also a memorable episode in a restaurant. Many of the talks in which the Davis siblings took part are packed with so much heartache, and I felt their inner anguish because of the author’s skilled writing. When Maverick and Leighton had a conversation, the moment could be intensely heated from sexual tension or hurt feelings. Since the story is told from alternating points of view, I was always able to know exactly what these two were thinking.

It is often said there is a fine line between love and hate, and the saying has never been truer than throughout much of LOST RIDER. Though Maverick and Leighton desire each other with an almost overwhelming desperation, neither wants to admit the fact out loud because of what happened in the past. The stress of their unfulfilled longing is frequently evident in how this couple reacts, and I repeatedly worried over how they would respond to a new situation. Sexual encounters are fiery and often fueled by lust, but tender caring is also evident. The Coming Home series is off to an outstanding start, and I am very eager to read the second book. LOST RIDER is captivatingly realistic at all times.

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Series:  Coming Home – Book 1

Publisher:  Pocket

Releases:  April 25, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/nxqj8v4

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://authorharpersloan.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Miracle for the Neurosurgeon by Lynne Marshall

While all the stories Lynne Marshall writes that contain some medical references have been positive plus convincing, MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON is her most heartwarming yet. So many factors dealing with having a spinal cord injury are explored, from physical complications to emotional issues, and each matter not only made the two main characters come across as realistic but also very likable. When I start a book by Lynne Marshall, I know the main couple will be facing several difficulties, but most of the time there are not so many added dilemmas for them to triumph over. I was totally drawn into MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON from the first chapter, and my interest never waned until I had devoured every compelling word.

When Mary Harris unexpectedly showed up at the home of Wesley Van Allen, she intended to make him realize that he could use her help. A waterskiing mishap had severely damaged his spinal cord, and now the successful neurosurgeon will never walk again. Since Mary is a physical therapist, she has come to offer her useful knowledge in the hope it will make his days better. But Wes is a proud man and is not at all receptive to letting someone see him as weak, and he quickly refuses her proposal.

However, Mary is not about to give up, as she comprehends the man whom she has known for years needs her assistance regardless of what he says. When Wes finally relents, she is overjoyed and looks forward to making him healthier and productive. She has always respected him as a person, and even secretly likes her best friend’s brother more than either of them knows. His days actually become enjoyable having Mary work with him, and Wes cannot keep from dreaming of things that he thinks will never happen because of how his whole life has now changed.

There were numerous times when I cheered on Wes as he tried to accomplish a deed that was once easy but not anymore. The sudden loss of mobility would certainly be devastating for me, and adjusting would be hard. Ms. Marshall’s knowledge as a nurse plus her thorough research let me see what a person would have to do after such a terrible accident, and whether there are any workable solutions which would make it possible to resume various activities. Wes knows his world will never be the same, and he thinks his wishes for more normalcy will never be achieved. But when the optimistic Mary comes into his life, a spark of hope tries to flare up. MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON is truly stirring because of inspiring moments.

Wes and Mary are one of my all-time favorite couples. They are both extremely genuine, and this made them all the more appealing. What each of them feels is very conceivable, especially when past sentiments affect the present, leaving them often mystified as to how they should react to one another. As desire builds between them, so does the determination to do their best for the other. I never felt like these two were not responding in a true-to-life manner, and this had me believing each scene as depicted. Their love story is really romantic at times, and I felt their joy at being so happy. I also could tell when they were experiencing distress, as the author’s writing gave me insight into their every thought.

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Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  April 18, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/mjgxerd

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://lynnemarshall.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

The Fairy Tale Girl by Ann Major

The Men of the West series has stories taking place in the western part of the United States, and the second book has a strong hero who knows what he wants and gives it his all in order to achieve his goal. The heroine of the story has never felt truly loved, and some personal troubles have made her life very complicated. After these two characters meet, the scenes that follow are often explosively tense because their passionate natures dictate how they will react. Whether they are at odds about a subject or yearning for one another, I was kept guessing as to what would be their next response. Ann Major may have written THE FAIRY TALE GIRL many years ago, but relationships can still be just as confusing at times yet also rewarding today.

Since Amber Johnson felt deprived in several areas while growing up, she married a man with much wealth and they enjoyed living a lavish lifestyle. But all that changed when she learned their future together had turned bleak. There is also the problem of threats from people who are not happy with her husband’s business dealings. Now Amber is getting a divorce and moving from an island paradise to Colorado, where she can hopefully learn to make it on her own and not depend on others. This is definitely no time to be in another relationship, even when there is a man residing near her whom has grabbed her full attention.

When Amber vowed that she would make much better choices from here on out, she certainly was not planning to get involved with someone rich again. While Jake Kassidy, a successful rancher, made a lasting impression on her when she saw him in town, he will only star in her fantasies and not any real situations. Though both Amber and Jake feel a powerful longing to each other, their pasts may keep them apart.

Desire keeps mounting along with plenty of complex emotional issues in THE FAIRY TALE GIRL. Ann Major definitely gave Jake and Amber a long list of obstacles to overcome before they could ever be together, and I ached right along with this couple when things went terribly wrong. So many unpredictable situations keep cropping up in the story, causing the relationship of these two individuals to hit a snag. There were times when I could not see a good solution to a setback, and the author kept me wondering if Jake and Amber could actually work out their differences. Theirs is a connection which is filled with numerous challenges, and I never knew if their passion for one another could eliminate the hardships they faced.

Ann Major let me experience many of the moments right along with the characters because of detailed descriptions, and I got to visit a tropical island along with the rugged Colorado terrain. There are a few suspenseful incidents in THE FAIRY TALE GIRL, and I anxiously kept reading to learn the outcome. I am glad Ms. Major is making her older releases available once again, in case I missed one.

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Series:  Men of the West – Book 2

Publisher:  Major Press LLC

Releases:  September 8, 2015

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/mvxz5jg

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.annmajor.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

Her Baby, His Love by Lynne Marshall

Situations filled with a wide variety of circumstances can be found all throughout HER BABY, HIS LOVE, where realism makes every single moment believable. There are instances that made me laugh, while other happenings tugged at my heart. The main couple in the story may be unalike in many ways, yet they both feel rather alone and would secretly like to be with someone special. Lynne Marshall takes two individuals on a journey packed with highs and lows, and I was deeply touched by each of the conceivable events.

Even though Taylor Clark had only been dating her boyfriend for two months, their relationship was one which she thought might finally end up lasting. Yet he turned out to be just another liar when she learns he is marrying someone else. Feeling hurt and dejected, Taylor decides to put memories of the deceitful cheater behind her by moving to Montana where she has found work because of her nursing degree. Upon arriving in a quaint town named Charity, she only wants to fit in and perhaps be happy.

After too many disastrous incidents with men in her past, Taylor feels avoiding all of them is for the best. Yet she keeps interacting with one particular man living in the town, and Joe Collins leaves her flustered yet intrigued. He is attracted to her, yet the ex-con plans to keep those feelings to himself, at least for a time. But with them continuously being around each other, they grow closer. When Taylor finds out her previous relationship resulted in a pregnancy, she is stunned and certainly in need of a friend, and Joe is more than willing to be there for her.

When life’s plans do not go as expected, a person often has to make some drastic choices. Taylor has made a big mistake which causes her to move away from the painful source, and she dreams of having a great job and possibly making some good friends. Just when these two goals are being achieved, her life is once again turned upside down after discovering she is pregnant. Though Joe still seems like he will be her friend, as he knows all about needing support after some bad decisions, Taylor has lost her faith in men. I really liked how Lynne Marshall made the couple very true-to-life, as the direction in which their feelings guide them could take a bad turn or lead to much pleasure. I hurt right along with them when they mentally suffered, and I felt joy when they were truly content.

HER BABY, HIS LOVE captures the interest on every engaging page. The relationship of Joe and Taylor is not your conventional boy meets girl and then they fall in love. While they do share plenty of positive sentiments about each other, fear of becoming involved again has her leaving much unsaid, while he does not act on how he feels in order to not be pushed away. His being an ex-con is shown in ways that had me knowing exactly what type of man he really is despite his background, and I admired how he tried to make himself better as it showed great effort on his part. Ms. Marshall has created not only a compelling romance, but the story is also very entertaining with fascinating secondary characters. The Montana setting and small town charm had me enjoying the book even more.

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Publisher:  Tule Publishing

Releases:  March 27. 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/hexm5z3

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://lynnemarshall.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

The Last Resort by R.S. Kovach

Sometimes when a person is injured, not all the problems are just physical. In THE LAST RESORT, separate incidents have changed the current lives of two people, and they think everything is being done to get their lives hopefully back in order. But often it takes some deep soul-searching before an individual can truly be happy, especially if a fear must be conquered first. There is lots of emotion in the story, and I never knew if the two main characters would react as I thought best, or if they might possibly choose a direction that could lead to heartache. R.S. Kovach explores the ups and downs of a relationship all throughout THE LAST RESORT, where numerous emotional self-discoveries are made.

After finalizing a huge deal for her investment company, Alejandra Barros is very happy. Most of her life centers on doing successful work for the financial firm, so she rarely does much relaxing. But while visiting her parents for a large family gathering, she is asked to go horseback riding. Since she has a great love for horses and even enters competitions for jumping, Ali decides it would be a good time to get in some extra practice. Regrettably, things do not go as planned, and she ends up with a broken wrist.

Though the surgery goes well, recovering from the incident will take weeks. When much of her work seems to be affected as her mind and body are not always cooperating, Ali is told to take a month off and go through rehabilitation at Pebble Creek Lodge located close to Denver. It does not take her long to realize the place where she is to recuperate is not to her liking. However, there is one person at the lodge who catches her attention, and she along with employee Hank Mathis enjoys horses. As Ali tries to make the best of the forced situation, she and Hank become friendlier. She really needs to work through some tough problems, and he just might be the one who can help if she lets him.

At first, I was not as connected to Ali as I would like. But as I watched her go through days of recovering from her injury, I came to understand her better and started to empathize more. She is someone who wants to be in control of everything in her life, and when the accident changes this fact, Ali deeply feels the loss. Being away from work and told to stay at the lodge certainly did not thrill her either, but meeting a charming cowboy gives her a challenge, something she enjoys. Although she and Hank are from two very different worlds, they surprisingly delight in interacting. They often share some quick-witted banter along with pleasurable conversations, but there are also several much more serious discussions which let me know more about their real inner feelings.

There are many secondary characters in the story that play important parts, and some of their spontaneous responses had me smiling and even laughing. The Colorado setting is vividly described, and it made me want to visit this gorgeous locale. R.S. Kovach has written a compelling romance, as THE LAST RESORT has interesting characters and entertaining scenes.

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Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  March 20, 2017

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Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  https://www.facebook.com/RSKovach.Author

Rating:  4 Stars

The Play by J.H. Croix

Brit Boys Sports Romance is the new series from J.H. Croix, and her trademark emotional scenes are present all throughout THE PLAY. A sports theme is skillfully interwoven into an engaging love story, which results in interesting plus very romantic scenes. There is always believability during whatever happens, and I was totally pulled into the lives of the main characters from the start. Earnest feelings and genuine responses had me wanting the British footballer and the American surgeon to not only enjoy their current time together, but to possibly discover they could actually have something much more.

Although Liam Reed was an excellent soccer player in England, a less than stellar performance during a big game cost him his contract. Now he is playing on a team in the USA located in Seattle. Unfortunately, he just suffered damage to his knee and hopes it can be successfully fixed. When he meets the doctor who will be performing his surgery, Liam is struck by Dr. Olivia Bowen’s beauty but also admires her professionalism when talking about his concerns. When she says there is a good chance she can repair the injury, he is hopeful that is career can be saved.

While Olivia appears to be totally focused on Liam because of his upcoming surgery, she is very aware of him as a man. But with trying to prove that she is a capable doctor, there is no time to think about dating or even having a social life. Yet one confession by her to the tempting soccer player makes him determined to see what there could possibly be between them. Though he wants Olivia to make him able to play for many more years, he cannot help but think about all the other ways she could improve his days and nights.

Since Liam does not like to back down when challenged, he has specific plans for Olivia, But he never counted on how emotionally involved he would feel when around her, a first for the sports superstar. She has also never been in a long-term relationship, so both are exploring new territory when it comes to being with the same person over and over again. How they each deal with their newfound feelings can be either amusing or thoughtful, and their reactions were often insightful into their individual personalities. I really like J.H. Croix’s way of letting me know exactly how her romantic couple felt at a certain time, as the book is told from alternating standpoints. Liam is outgoing and charming, while Olivia is more reserved and quiet. Yet each has a very passionate nature that cannot be restrained when they are together, leading to lots of lusty sexual encounters.

The medical aspects in the story enhance what is taking place, and having Liam be from Britain adds in much delight when he speaks, especially when he is talking with his best friend. There are many conversations between those for whom Liam and Olivia deeply care and themselves, and these discussions range from hilarious to extremely serious. J.H. Croix makes THE PLAY captivating on every page.

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Series:  Brit Boys Sports Romance – Book 1

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  March 14, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/hagrhs4

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://jhcroix.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Crossroads by Chantal Fernando

CROSSROADS is an emotional journey of discovering what will lead to lasting happiness and the willingness to go for it. In the sixth book of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Chantal Fernando puts two people together for a common cause, but the desire they feel for one another is unexpected. I really like Ranger, and the premise of having him paired with a female cop is cleverly carried out with situations that are conceivable. I laughed often, felt heartache at other times, and even got a little heated when their passionate sides took over. Though Ranger has not been an official Wind Dragons member for long, I am glad he got to tell his story.

When another Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club member appeals to Ranger for his assistance, he at first plans to refuse because the task will require him to work with a cop. But after realizing the woman whom he needs to help locate is someone previously met, he feels duty-bound to accept the request. Also, Ranger is feeling rather restless since leaving his old club and joining the Wind Dragons, as he has yet to fully settle in. So at least looking for the woman will occupy his time, and maybe some evidence he finds will actually aid the search.

There is a big surprise in store for Ranger when he goes to talk with the detective about the case, as he has seen her before and was very fascinated. Johanna Chase has a personal reason for getting the woman back unharmed. Though she is not fond of bikers, she will do anything to have her cousin returned, even consent to working directly with Ranger. When a possible lead has them travelling together to check it out, they get closer. While there is definitely an undeniable pull between them, there are also too many differences for a relationship to ever last.

Since the first time Ranger was introduced in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club books, I have been totally intrigued with this mysterious man. While he is a loyal biker, he also hides much about himself from others and wants these facts kept hidden. He is not looking for a committed relationship, and there is no way he could ever become involved with a cop. But the more he is around Johanna because of their need to help someone else, the more he likes her. She had always thought all bikers were basically criminals, yet she quickly learns Ranger is nothing like her preconceived opinion. Watching this couple come to terms with what makes them unalike was very entertaining to me, as they use intelligence, a little alcohol, plus the advice of others. The one area where they are certainly well-matched is sex, and those moments are passionately realistic. With many of the scenes being told from each of their perspectives, I got to see how they experienced the same circumstances.

Various members of the Wind Dragons club show up from time to time, and these appealing individuals often let their personalities shine through. Faye is especially engaging in the story, along with the lively behavior of Talon, and I always had to laugh at the witty banter. Chantal Fernando has written a series about friendship and emotional issues amongst likable characters, and I have enjoyed every single story. CROSSROADS is about the captivating world of bikers, where real problems occur and solutions are believable.

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Series:  Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  March 14, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/jabylg9

Genre:   Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.authorchantalfernando.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

The Enchantment of Emma Fletcher by L.D. Crichton

Two people with troubling pasts surprisingly connect when bad luck has their paths crossing. Neither is looking to be in a relationship, as they do not think the time is right. But sometimes the heart is wiser than the mind, especially when fate gives this couple the chance to explore unexpected possibilities. L.D. Crichton has written a compelling story of overcoming tragedy and moving forward. I truly experienced the wide range of emotions felt by all the characters, as all feelings are conveyed with genuineness. THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER is heartfelt and very realistic.

Emma Fletcher would rather not have returned to Stonefall. But too much has gone wrong in her life, so she is back in the town where her mother lives and she frequently visited when younger. While a devastating incident makes her long for something stable, she knows there is little chance of finding it in the place where only a few good things ever happened to her. Once she arrives and starts to settle in for a short period, people that she knew from before enter her life once more. One person keeps turning up, and Emma remembers Tristan Banks as being a good-looking guy in the town. Now she has discovered just how charming he can be, too.

The main reason Emma came to the area was to get her life back on track after being attacked, and she strives to find comfort in day-to-day activities. She also sees Tristan a lot, and he senses there is something bothering her and would really like to help if he can. As he tries to be there for her when she needs someone, they become closer yet secrets remain unspoken.

Though Tristan and Emma are still suffering the aftereffects of previous events, the way in which they deal with these happenings are very different. He tries to not think about what occurred as much anymore, while she is still consumed with fear. The author had me really feeling for these two, as the circumstances surrounding them could easily take place. Facing a past occurrence that continues to influence a person’s current life is not always without plenty of challenges, and those which Tristan and Emma must tackle are certainly demanding at times. Their anguish was very apparent on numerous occasions, and I ached right along with them. There are also some more lighthearted moments when they had fun or cleverly bantered. The couple expresses their honest feelings for one another with tender caring, and these moments came across as truly sincere. THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER is emotionally rewarding.

A secondary couple in the story is delightful, as their relationship is filled with hopeful expectation and much wit. The main four characters are all in their early to mid-twenties, and their conversations are exactly what I would expect of individuals who are this age. Viewpoints are from both Tristan and Emma, thus letting me know how they felt about the same situation. L.D. Crichton has created an interesting story about true-to-life people, and I look forward to more books from this author.

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Publisher:  Pocket Star

Releases:  March 13, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/j4dwhmc

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.ldcrichton.com/

Rating:  4 Stars