Christmas with the Best Man by Susan Carlisle

The two main characters in this Christmas in Manhattan story have very different views about what they want out of life. Dr. Helena Tate tries to be positive when she envisions what the future will bring, while Dr. Elijah Davenport feels he will always be alone and never have a wife. But when a celebration has them in close contact for an extended period, the simmering attraction they both feel turns into an almost uncontrollable desire for them to be together. What happens when they give in are days filled with delight until old fears resurface. The seasonal aspects in the book certainly had me smiling as I watched the couple enjoy various festivities during their daily lives. The storyline is also very emotional and truly compelling. Susan Carlisle makes every development in CHRISTMAS WITH THE BEST MAN believably realistic and constantly captivating. While part of a continuity, the book is understandable without reading the prior books.

After an emotionally distressing incident when Dr. Helena Tate was a teenager, she has tried to move forward. Though she is a successful emergency room doctor, there is no one special in her life at this time. Yet she hopes one day to find a man with whom to have the family that she desires. While Helena does often interact with Dr. Elijah Davenport at Manhattan Mercy hospital, his reputation of not wanting to settle down with one woman lets her know they can never be anything but professional coworkers.

When Elijah’s twin brother gets married and he along with Helena are attendants, there are several playful moments after the ceremony which have them really noticing the other for the first time. The couple then seem to come in contact more often at work after the wedding. Although there is certainly much physical longing between Helena and Elijah, his attitude about relationships is nothing like hers, so she feels giving in to the strong pull will only result in future misery.

Holiday stories are always a favorite of mine, and I had a great time visiting several decorated sights in New York along with the characters. The latest Christmas in Manhattan installment even has a wedding that was imaginatively seasonal. How Helena reacts to the snow had me grinning, since I am also a southerner. When it comes to any medical procedures, each problem is handled in a way which had me convinced every detail is accurate. Getting to see these two dedicated doctors during a crisis let me know just how much they cared about their patients.

From the start of CHRISTMAS WITH THE BEST MAN, I really like Helena and Elijah. While both have a good reason for letting an event cause them anguish in the past, she has not let it dictate much of her current life as he still does. These two individuals will have to do much soul-searching before their short fling can become more than a few days of pleasure, and Susan Carlisle gives each much to ponder when unexpected feelings are experienced. I thought all responses were spot-on for the happenings in their lives, and a few reactions left me worrying how everything would ultimately turn out for the spirited Helena and Elijah.

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Series:  Christmas in Manhattan

Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  November 21, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y8rat5ae

Genre:  Contemporary

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

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper

Life with all its ups and downs is portrayed with amusement and sincerity in the latest book of the Southern Eclectic series. Molly Harper is known for writing hilarious scenes, and her unique sense of humor is evident all throughout the story. Comments are constantly witty, while the distinctive personalities of characters are demonstrated during lighthearted instances. But there are also plenty of circumstances where feelings are displayed with honest emotions. I felt as though I was reading about a real family at times, as any interaction between its members seemed so genuine. There are countless laughs in SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY along with an equal number of heartfelt moments.

As an event planner, Margot Cary has dreams of working with a leading company in Chicago whose influential clients will help to make her more in demand. But one wrong decision by someone under her direction leaves her career in shambles. Now she is out of work with not a single prospect in sight. Luckily for Margot, a relative in Georgia saw the embarrassing video about the unfortunate incident, and the elderly woman wants her to help promote their two family-run businesses. Though she has no idea what the new job will entail or really anything about these people, her situation is too desperate not to accept the offer.

When Margot arrives in Lake Sackett, she has some big doubts about the new direction her life is taking. The place is too rural, and she certainly has no knowledge about fishing or funerals. Yet her family members make her feel immediately like she will fit in, and one male resident has even grabbed her attention. As Margot begins to settle into a routine, she cannot help but wonder where she really belongs.

If I see the name Molly Harper on the cover, then I know the story will be totally entertaining. This author has a way of drawing in the reader with her downhome folks who face some real-life problems. In SWEET TEA AND SYMPATHY, a woman has lost just about everything, but family members whom she has never met come to the rescue. What happens when someone raised in the big city goes to live in a town where secrets frequently spread quicker than wildfire is captivatingly told with humor plus some unexpected seriousness, and I was always affected regardless of what was happening. I laughed repeatedly, especially when some of Margot’s relatives were making a statement in an earnest manner, but the meaning definitely came across as comical. Numerous citizens in Lake Sackett appear from time to time, and these individuals often made the story more noteworthy because of how they reacted.

What I will remember most about the book is the scenes dealing with family. Though a person cannot pick their relations, they can be thankful when devotion is freely given. I really enjoyed seeing Margot meet her new family and then discovering how everyone would respond. Even her first encounter with school principal Kyle Archer is memorable, and what transpired afterward was realistic and sometimes even moving. I do not know what direction the Southern Eclectic series will go, but I truly wish for there to be many more books.

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Series:  Southern Eclectic – Book 2

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  November 21, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y9kaozvn

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://mollyharper.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

Seducing the Defendant by Chantal Fernando

Lots of issues need to be worked out in the second book of the Conflict of Interest series, where emotions are conflicted and passion runs high. There are also a wide variety of characters in the story, from dedicated lawyers to loyal bikers, and their diverse personalities made the scenes more interesting. While some attorneys are known for being straitlaced and always formal, those working for Bentley & Channing Law are often lighthearted and have much fun. I really enjoyed their banter-filled conversations at the office. Since I have read the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, it was great seeing several of its members again, but knowing anything about these individuals is certainly not a requirement to enjoy this novel. Chantal Fernando skillfully interweaves a previous series with her newer one to create an entertaining plus compelling story. SEDUCING THE DEFENDANT has numerous challenges, where outcomes are crucial in determining future lives.

When Jaxon Bentley is offered the chance to represent Scarlett Reyes in court, the criminal lawyer wants to speak with his potential client in person before agreeing. The wealthy woman is thought to have killed her husband, and now that his body has been found, a trial will soon be starting. During their conversation, many significant questions are asked by Jaxon. Though there is nothing to prove her innocence, he is affected by what Scarlett says and takes the case, hoping something relevant can be tracked down.

Since Scarlett’s husband was a cop, the case is even more complex. After some research reveals a person of interest who is linked to the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, a discreet inquiry is made by Jaxon. What the attorney discovers about the murdered man makes it seem like he was hiding plenty of secrets in his life. As Jaxon works to defend Scarlett on the murder charge by exposing the facts, the two grow unexpectedly close.

Part of SEDUCING THE DEFENDANT deals with a court case, but much of the story focuses on Jaxon and Scarlett’s relationship. At first, he is very professional, but the more he is around her, the more his feelings about the possible killer are influenced. I liked how his inner thoughts are conveyed when his viewpoints are expressed, as they let me know what he was thinking regardless of how he acted. Jaxon is definitely a man who can show a woman a good time, whether in the bedroom or out. He is thoughtful and makes certain Scarlett receives whatever will bring her happiness, and he is very attuned to her sexual desires, resulting in plenty of exceedingly sensuous encounters. She is also a very compassionate person, always willing to help those in need. Their discussions are realistic, making me feel as though their relationship was believable.

While most of the story centers around emotional topics, there is a little suspense plus one huge unforeseen development. I was deeply stunned when this incident occurred, as I was not expecting anything like this to happen. Chantal Fernando certainly caught me off guard. I am really looking forward to the upcoming books about other people associated with the law firm. SEDUCING THE DEFENDANT takes the reader on an emotional journey.

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Series:  Conflict of Interest – Book 2

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  November 14, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y98owtlc

Genre:  Contemporary

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

Rating:  4 Stars

Take Down by Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt

The second book in the Blood and Glory series is about two people who have endured heartbreaking personal issues, and they now need to find a way to move forward and perhaps even find happiness. With the hero being a MMA fighter, he appears to be tough and in control. Yet on the inside, he is vulnerable and always guarded. While the heroine has also suffered, she tries to be upbeat and looks for something positive, even when an incident could turn out to be undesirable. When the couple are drawn together by sexual escapades, their lives are changed in ways neither could have ever predicted. The scenes where feelings are the focal point touched me on numerous levels, while the moments filled with steamy sex definitely grabbed my full attention. Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt have made TAKE DOWN a compelling plus emotional story about the world of MMA fighting.

As a journalist, Megan Sinclair likes to uncover facts that no one else knows. Her latest project for an online magazine is about the World Fighting Championship and the individuals who fight for this league. To learns about the reason someone would want to participate in such a sport, she is doing several interviews. One of the men with whom Megan will be speaking is Gabriel “The Sandman” Maddox.

When Megan and Gabe meet to discuss his career choice, he is cordial but seems to be holding back on various questions. There was an occurrence years ago that changed his life, and the event still haunts him every day. To take his mind off the tragedy, he tries to keep his whole focus on staying a champion fighter. Though the interview between Gabe and Megan was short, there was enough time for them to make a huge impression on each other, and now they want to discover more.

Since I had never watched a MMA fight before reading the Blood and Glory series, I did give it a try. What I learned was how challenging the bouts were, and I could tell these men had diligently trained to be so athletic. In TAKE DOWN, Gabe often seems to be giving his career everything he has, especially in how he lives his life on a daily basis. It may look as if all is wonderful since he is a champion, but one fateful day has left him guilt ridden and not letting anyone get past the emotional barriers that he has erected. But one interaction with Megan, and he feels a spark of interest that just will not go away. She also feels the same, but has no idea how big the hurdle is which stands in the way of them having a relationship. While they have no trouble at all when it comes to satisfying sex, having openly honest conversations do not look to be happening. I could easily sense how extremely difficult some discussions were for Gabe, and this caused me to worry about what would happen to their relationship, as I wanted the likable Megan to find pleasure in life. TAKE DOWN entertains with real-life experiences, lusty sexual encounters, and engaging characters.

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Series:  Blood and Glory – Book 2

Publisher: Pocket Star

Releases:  November 13, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yb73wb7w

Genre:  Contemporary

Author websites:  http://harperstgeorge.com/ and http://www.tara-wyatt.com/

Rating:  4 Stars

The Spanish Duke’s Holiday Proposal by Robin Gianna

This contribution to the Christmas in Manhattan continuity has a wide range of emotions and truly wonderful characters. The main romantic couple have suffered losses, plus their lives are filled with doubts. When their paths cross and a personal situation arises that must be dealt with quickly, a plan is formed which could have a lasting effect on their futures. I always enjoy a story by Robin Gianna, as she brings so much realism into her books. The characters in her latest medical romance are convincing because their flaws are genuine while conversations are honestly spoken. I was absolutely riveted to every word in THE SPANISH DUKE’S HOLIDAY PROPOSAL because of the heartfelt emotions and likable characters.

Although EMT Mateo Alves and Miranda Davenport, an emergency room doctor, had seen each other at Manhattan Mercy hospital, the two had never actually interacted. But a frightening incident gives them the opportunity to work together, where their skills are put to the test. The episode has them both respecting the other because of their abilities plus behavior.

When a dilemma has Mateo scrambling to find a solution, he thinks having Miranda pose as his fiancée is the answer. His family is Spanish nobility, and he now needs to take over the business affairs for his parents after an unforeseen event happened, but this is not what he wants for himself. The background of Miranda has her consenting to Mateo’s proposition, and their time in Spain with his family might bring them joy if they can get over uncertainties about their lives.

THE SPANISH DUKE’S HOLIDAY PROPOSAL is about family matters, and how a person deals with these situations. Miranda has lived with misgivings for years about whether she is worthy to be a member of the Davenport family, as they are wealthy and influential. Though things in his life are not the same as hers, Mateo has also felt circumstances are not ideal when it relates to his family. As these two explore new feelings and come to revelations about themselves, they cannot help but wonder if dreams really can come true. I so wanted Mateo and Miranda to be happy, yet there were certainly plenty of obstacles in their journey to having lasting bliss. I smiled a lot, fretted at times, and even laughed when these two were lighthearted. Robin Gianna has once again written a story that captured my full attention.

With much of the story taking place in Spain, I got to experience the sights of the countryside along with a some of the residents of this country. Since the Christmas season is approaching, I also felt the festive spirit of the holiday while reading. The medical emergencies could easily have occurred as described, and the danger involved had me nervous about the outcome. Though the story is part of a continuity, it totally stands alone.

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Series:  Christmas in Manhattan

Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance

Releases:  October 17, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yd7rgb3q

Genre:  Contemporary

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

Rating:  5 Stars

Their Christmas Miracle by Lynne Marshall

Unexpected feelings plus shocking circumstances make the second book in the Charity, Montana series very compelling and often moving. The small-town setting is perfectly delightful, where residents are charming and know one another. With the story taking place at Christmas time, plenty of celebrations are occurring and folks are in a festive mood. I enjoyed all the fun seasonal experiences, especially since I remember doing some of the very same things in years past. Characters are engagingly believable, and their everyday lives are depicted with realism. Lynne Marshall always writes truly convincing stores, and THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE is affectingly emotional.

Since Tracy Blevin needs a little extra cash to help with her house payments, she occasionally works another job after her shift ends at the urgent care in Charity, Montana where she is a nurse. She enjoys baking, and making pies for Wood’s Café brings her much pleasure along with some money. Getting to interact with the diner’s owner is a bonus, but Hunter Wood seems content to keep things professional, so Tracy thinks friendship is all they will ever share.

After serving his sentence, Hunter wants to put the past behind him and have a brighter future. As he and Tracy become better acquainted when their work schedule overlaps, both begin to dream of possibilities that each feels will never become a reality. When an unanticipated event drastically alters Hunter’s life, his relationship with Tracy could also go in a new direction.

A standalone story, THEIR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE is about taking a risk and hoping the outcome will bring happiness. Hunter paid the price for a tragic mistake, and now he just wants to be respected and move forward. Working hard at his café takes up much of his time, but he has definitely noticed the intriguing Tracy who bakes some really delicious pies and also appeals to him. When he ends up the guardian of a young infant, he makes sure the boy is a priority in his life. I liked seeing how this man faced the obstacles of raising a child, and some were amusing while other instances were touching. Lynne Marshall had me smiling often during the scenes where little Adam was featured as those moments were certainly accurate.

Tracy has fears about giving love another chance, but being around Hunter as first a business partner and then his friend has her secretly wanting more. I never knew if this couple would let their feelings dictate their actions or if their mind would be in control. The author has her characters behave with genuine reactions, and just like real life, responses are not always in a person’s best interest. Honest emotions are why I always like reading a story written by Lynne Marshall.

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Series:  Charity, Montana – Book 2

Publisher:  Tule Publishing

Releases:  November 7, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yac4mxsr

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://lynnemarshall.com/

Rating:   4 Stars

Kiss at the Altar by Rachel Goldsworthy, Shelley Adina, Sharon Ashwood, Lee McKenzie

All the delightfully appealing couples from the prior books in the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series make an appearance in the concluding story, and one of them is about to wed. This particular bride has previously shown doubts when it comes to getting married, but surely all will happen as planned this time. But just like real life, nothing is guaranteed until the event has actually occurred. Rachel Goldsworthy, Shelley Adina, Sharon Ashwood, and Lee McKenzie have created a wonderful place for their series to be set, and the many characters whom they have brought to life are always interesting. KISS AT THE ALTAR has fascinating circumstances that make me want to believe.

After four cousins inherit Red Gem’s chocolate shop located in the coastal town of Corsair’s Cove, they all discover much about themselves and even find a special man to love. One of them, Prudence Parker, is going to wed Spencer MacKewan on Christmas Eve, and the holiday season will make the celebration more festive. The bride’s ring once belonged to her great-grandmother, and everything looks like it will be a perfect day, especially since Prudence is a wedding planner. Yet not all goes smoothly, because neither the ring or the bride can be found when it is almost time for their vows to be said.

Corsair’s Cove has legends about certain places being haunted, and while some residents laugh at the concept, others know for a fact that it is true. So when several unanticipated incidents crop up, I had to wonder if one of those devious spirits was responsible. The authors make the notion of supernatural occurrences in the town seem very probable, and I really enjoyed their latest cleverly imagined idea.

It was great getting to see all the romantic couples from the earlier stories come together for Prudence and Spencer’s big day, and when things become hectic, their reactions proved how much they cared. While the cousins may not have been close in a long time, being brought together by their great-aunt’s decision not only changed all their lives but brought unexpected happiness in so many ways. My visit to Corsair’s Cove has been enchanting.

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Series:  Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop – Book 5

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  November 3, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yckeycnl

Genre:  Contemporary

Rating:  4 Stars

Slow Burn by J.H. Croix

When Beck Steele was met in the first book of the Into the Fire series, I saw him as an irresistible flirt. In his own story, I also discovered that he is very capable when it comes to firefighting, and he takes his responsibilities seriously. Yet when it comes to women and dating, his main thoughts are having a good time and making certain his lover is satisfied when they part. But when the sometimes rather disagreeable new dispatcher came to work at the station, the life of this carefree man begins to gradually change without him even noticing. J.H. Croix makes the emotional moments in SLOW BURN believable, while any sexual escapades are off-the-charts steamy.

Since Maisie Rogers is the dispatcher for Willow Brook Fire and Rescue, she talks with a variety of locals in the quaint Alaskan town. While she enjoys her career choice, there is one person in the area who can annoy her just by speaking, and he unluckily works with her. Though Beck Steele may be temptingly hot, he has a reputation for dating lots of women, and Maisie does not plan on being one of them. But for some reason, the woman who answers the emergency calls has Beck feeling different about her than the other females whom he encounters, and her refusal to do more than kiss him only makes his determination to win her over even greater.

J.H. Croix knows how to make her romances engaging from the start, where emotions are constantly sincere and the characters have honest reactions. I am always deeply affected when I read a book by this author, as her characters are so true-to-life and make me care about their welfare. Beck does all he can to keep others safe when it pertains to his work, and I admired his professionalism. In his personal life, he is always upfront when with a woman. But being around Maisie leaves him confused and not in control of his responses. She is also conflicted about her feelings for him, and I enjoyed watching these two come to terms with how they really felt for one another. Often when they are together, the couple experience passionate sex that is better than any fantasy either could imagine. SLOW BURN takes Beck and Maisie through a series of highs and lows, where candid feelings are expressed and hopes just might come true.

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Series:  Into the Fire – Book 2

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services LLC

Releases:  October 29, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/ycd8am3b

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://jhcroixauthor.com/

Rating:  5 Stars

Ready for Wild by Liora Blake

In the concluding story of the Grand Valley series, a man and woman enjoy being outdoors and both even like to hunt. While he is a game warden, she has her own TV show where hunting is the main topic. When they have to work together on a project, sparks fly when one issue after another is met with conflicting opinions. Yet even when his respect for nature battles with her flashy show ideas, there is still a simmering attraction between them that will not be denied. I laughed when a moment turned comical and repeatedly felt the heat of their passion. I was also deeply touched when this couple laid their hearts on the line. READY FOR WILD has very appealing characters plus an adventurous premise, and Liora Blake cleverly entwines delightful humor with heartfelt emotions to create a compelling story of unexpected romance.

Since Braden Montgomery likes the outdoors, he became a game warden in Colorado. At the present, he has no interest in having a relationship because of a past incident, so his time is devoted to his career and helping the community. When he gets word that a TV show about hunting might want to shoot some episodes around Grand Valley, he is not happy, even though the host of the program is female and temptingly hot.

After the area that he watches over is chosen to be the site of a televised elk hunt, Braden ends up spending much time with Amber Regan. While the couple often do not agree on a subject at first, he comes to realize there is much more to her than stunning looks and attention-grabbing clothes. Amber is trying her best to make this new series something hunters will enjoy watching, or there is a good possibility her show will not be renewed. Although Braden also entices her, she is not going to let him make decisions which could lead to her failing.

Though I live in the country and have always been around hunters, I have never been the one holding the gun. So it was interesting to read about a woman who can hold her own when it comes to knowing how to correctly track down her own dinner. Amber is very lively, says what she thinks, and is always ready for a good time. But there is also a side to her that wants something more in life, even if she is not completely aware of this fact. Braden has been burned by an ex-girlfriend, so he is cautious when it comes to women. But Amber is not like anyone whom he has encountered before, and their relationship is fiery from the start. At first it was different views which had them disagreeing and heated, but their arguments gradually turn to lust-filled fantasies coming true. These two are definitely enthusiastic when it comes to sex. Much soul-searching is also done by Amber and Braden, as Liora Blake gives them some difficult life choices.

Amusement is scattered all throughout the story, from witty comments to intelligent banter, and I always looked forward to Braden and Garrett conversing because their remarks where especially chuckle inducing. The scenes outdoors were vividly detailed and let me experience the moment to the fullest. READY FOR WILD has passionate romance, hilarity, and intense emotional circumstances.

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Series:  Grand Valley – Book 3

Publisher:  Gallery

Releases:  October 31, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/y76md6pw

Genre:  Contemporary

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

Rating:  4 Stars

Kiss in the Dark by Sharon Ashwood

Since a ghost has always been a favorite paranormal being, I was very excited about the premise of the Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop series. Though most situations in the previous three books have been about normal contemporary events, many of the incidents in the fourth story have a supernatural aspect to them. Sharon Ashwood has conceived numerous innovative ideas for her contribution to the series, and each one made me want to consider the possibility of the circumstances being true. KISS IN THE DARK is imaginatively original all the way through. Some of the current happenings in Corsair’s Cove just might be caused by a curse, and though no one is ready to admit that the legendary hauntings are real, some rather strange occurrences do take place at times. Every fact seems very genuine, and if a place actually had such an unusual past, I would definitely like to visit the area for a chance to interact with all the current residents and perhaps encounter something paranormal.

When Eloise Wilson came to Corsair’s Cove, Washington, she was thankful for the opportunity to have a place to live, because she has yet to find work after graduating from college. The rent-free room is located above the Red Gem’s Chocolates and Confections, the business a great-aunt willed to her and three other cousins. What Eloise did not expect was to find Captain Daniel Blackthorne, the town’s most famous ghost, was also living in the building. While she knows all too well that spirits live amongst us, since they became visible to her when younger, she wants the long-ago pirate gone and just hopes her protections can keep him away from her.

An upcoming Hallowe’en charity event sponsored by the chocolate shop will let Eloise use her marketing skills to aid in making a big profit, and she needs to concentrate on the event, not the persistent ghost in her apartment. But Daniel has to break the curse put upon him by midnight on the 31st, or he will lose everything. If he can help Eloise to fall in love, then he can save himself. Yet getting close enough to assist her is not easy when she makes him keep his distance.

The town of Corsair’s Cove is filled with a vast assortment of residents, and these individuals have their own personalities and behavior. None are more unique than Eloise, but she is hiding a painful past that she feels nobody would understand. I really felt for her, and was so hopeful that perhaps this move would be the one where she is finally accepted. With every interaction with Daniel, I could sense a change in them both. But with such huge challenges for them to face, I could not see a positive outcome for either of them. I simply adored Daniel from the moment he is met, and some of his responses are rather hilarious while others are dramatically serious. Eloise is someone who only wants to be loved for herself, and her fears and anguish came across as so realistic. I am so glad to have met the many appealing residents in the series, and am looking forward to my next visit. KISS IN THE DARK is intriguingly fascinating and very believable.

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Series:  Corsair’s Cove Chocolate Shop – Book 4

Publisher:  Rowan & Ash Artistry

Releases:  September 30, 2017

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/yb3u5cc6

Genre:  Contemporary

Author website:  http://www.rowanartistry.com/authors/sharon-ashwood/

Rating:  4.5 Stars