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Book Review: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Confess by Colleen Hoover – Book Review by Miss Kristine’s Reviews

Synopsis: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Title – Confess (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Colleen Hoover (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 10th 2015

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Auburn Reed has lost everything important to her. In her fight to rebuild her shattered life, she has her goals in sight and there is no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Own Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping a major secret from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Own out of it. 

To save their relationship, all Own needs to do is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

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Book Review: Emerge by SE Hall

Synopsis: Emerge by SE Hall

Title –  Emerge (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – S. E. Hall (Website, Goodreads)

Published – May 15th 2013

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Laney is your sports-loving southern girl, raised by her Dad. When she starts dating Evan, they have the classic boy/girl next door romance. The time for college rolls around, however, and Laney and Evan’s relationship is changed through the transition. Between classes and sports practice, Laney tries to keep ties with old relationships and creating new ones. That is when Laney gets to know Dane and has to decide if opening up to him will compromise her relationship with Evan.

“A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love…and life”

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Book Review: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Synopsis:The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Title – The Bookseller  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Cynthia Swanson (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 3rd 2015

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Kitty Miller enjoys her life as a single lady who owns a bookstore with her best friend Frieda. However, as her dreams of her alternative life become more and more real, Kitty wonders if she is really as satisfied as she thought she was.

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Book Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Synopsis:Room

Title – Room  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author – Emma Donoghue (Website, Goodreads)

Published – September 13th 2010

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Jack is five years old and has lived in Room his whole life. Ma makes breakfast, and they do their stretches and exercise all within the four walls. At the end of the day, he sleeps in Wardrobe with the door closed so Old Nick can’t see him during Old Nick’s nightly visits. Never have been outside of Room, Jack has to be very brave to pull off Ma’s escape plan.

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Book Review: Dare To Love by Jaci Burton

Synopsis:Dare to Love by Jaci Burton

Title – Dare to Love (Website, Goodreads, Amazon)

Author –  Jaci Burton (Website, Goodreads)

Published – May 1st 2009

Classification – Contemporary Romance

Summary – Lucy Fairchild walks from her place of work (her dad’s law practice she will take over someday) to the coffee shop, when she gets catcalled by some construction workers. Next thing she knows, she is accepting a date from Jake Dalton, the construction manager. She doesn’t want to get into a relationship, but she also does not want to date the man her dad picked out for her. Maybe Jake can make the perfect fake boyfriend for a while… 

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Chasing Perfect Book Review

Synopsis:Chasing Perfect

Title – Chasing Perfect  (Website, Goodreads, Amazon, BarnsAndNoble)

Author – Susan Mallery (Website, Goodreads)

Published – January 1st 2010

Classification – Contemporary Romance

Summary – In Fool’s Gold, California, the men don’t stay. The problem of the imbalance of men vs. woman is a problem Charity Jones is hired to fix as the City Planner. Charity sees Fool’s Gold as the perfect small town she can settle down in. It is also the home of Josh Golden, the world famous bicyclist, who is the second youngest winner of the Tour de France. Josh makes the whole town swoon, which is exactly the type of boy Charity swore off. She wanted boring and sensible. But how could she do boring when Josh leaves her breathless?

 

Chasing Perfect is the first book in the Fool’s Gold Romance series by Susan Mallery.

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Hope Flames Book Review

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Title – Hope Flames (Website, Goodreads, Amazon, BarnsAndNoble)

Author – Jaci Burton (Website, Goodreads)

Published – January 1st 2013

Classification – Contemporary Romance

Summary – Emma moves back to her hometown, Hope, to open her vet practice and is determined to be independent. Hometown cop Luke, with his police dog Boomer, are loving the bachelor life. Clearly neither one wants to enter a relationship, but since their first meeting they can’t stop thinking about each other.

 

Hope Flames is the first in an ongoing series. The fifth was just published on Dec 1st, 2015 and the 6th book is expected to publish on July 26th, 2016.

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Kiss Me Book Review

Synopsis:Kiss Me

Title – Kiss Me (Website, Goodreads, Amazon, BarnsAndNoble)

Author – Susan Mallery (Website, Goodreads)

Published – June 30th 2015

Classification – Romance fiction

Summary – Zane has trouble raising his younger ex-step-brother, Chase, on the inherited cattle ranch in Fool’s Gold. Forced into doing a cattle drive for tourists, Zane is taking every opportunity to show Chase that what he did was wrong. Maya, Zane’s other step-sibling, asks Phoebe to come to the ranch to help. As one last favor, Phoebe agrees and finds she enjoys Fool’s Gold. Phoebe and Zane obviously have chemistry, but is either one of them ready for a relationship?

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The Actress Book Review

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Title – The Actress (GoodreadsAmazonBarnsAndNoble)The Actress

Author – Amy Sohn (WebsiteGoodreads)

Published – July 1st 2014

Classification – Fiction

Summary – Maddy’s first indie film directed by her boyfriend Dan gets recognized at a Film Festival where she meets Bridget, the manager of Steven Weller, a Hollywood heartthrob. In a jiffy she lands her next role playing opposite of Steven Weller, where her career takes off and she gets swept off her feet.

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