Review: Twins for the Bull Rider by April ArringtonTwins for the Bull Rider by April Arrington
Published by Harlequin on 2016-05-01
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Western
Pages: 224
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In July 2016, the HARLEQUIN® AMERICAN ROMANCE® series will become the HARLEQUIN® WESTERN ROMANCE series. Same great stories, new name!  A SPECIAL COWBOY Cissy Henley is stranded in rural Georgia with her two orphaned nephews, no money and no job. When they're rescued by a white knight in a Stetson, Cissy knows their stay at Dominic Slade's family ranch is temporary…even if her growing feelings for the wandering cowboy aren't. Raintree Ranch was supposed to be a pit stop before Dominic hit the road again. Instead, Cissy and her pint-size twin boys are tempting the champion bull rider to reconnect with his roots and his family. But can he give up the life he knows to be the loving husband and father Cissy deserves?

For the longest time Harlequin Romance was my big guilty pleasure. I would devour them, and every so often? A title catches my eye and I’m just hooked. This week I needed a quick escape, so I grabbed Twins for the Bull Rider!

Cissy just broke my heart. Her love for her nephews, her desire to do good by them. I just loved her. (And I always find myself wishing these books were longer so I could get more backstory! I wish I knew more about Crystal, I wish there was more time to explore this dynamic.)

And Dominic is sort of a mystery to me. I wanted so bad to love him, but I didn’t fully connect with him ever. (I hate to admit this, but I felt like Logan, his brother, had more depth.)

This book was fantastic, I just wish I’d had more time with these characters. More time for them to be fleshed out. (Which is always a challenge with these Harlequin Series Romance! And I suppose it’s been so long since I read one, that I sort of forgot that!)

I loved the aspect of Dominic being a bull rider, but not enough time was spent inside his head!

So really? If you’re looking for a super quick read that’s just fun and fluff? This is the book for you!

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Review: One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates

by Jac on August 22, 2016

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: One Night Charmer by Maisey YatesOne Night Charmer by Maisey Yates
Published by Harlequin on 2016-04-19
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Western
Pages: 480
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars
Copper Ridge, Oregon's favorite bachelor is about to meet his match  If the devil wore flannel, he'd look like Ace Thompson. He's gruff. Opinionated. Infernally hot. The last person that Sierra West wants to ask for a bartending job--not that she has a choice. Ever since discovering that her

Maisey Yates and her Copper Ridge series is my current favorite contemporary romance!! (I have to admit here that I own everything available in this series in eBook, Print and Audio.)

This story between Ace and Sierra? I LOVED IT!!! I loved the aspect of the poor-little-rich-girl. I loved Ace’s backstory, even though it broke my heart. And holy wow was he smokin hot!!!

**SPOILER BELOW**

Here’s the thing – had I known that this was a surprise pregnancy book? I would have probably skipped it. I hate that cliche. I never like those books. Never. Except here. I loved it. LOVED IT!!  (It was a huge part of the plot, but it didn’t overtake the story.)

The banter between Ace and Sierra is fantastic. They go toe-to-toe so often that I absolutely love it! And I really loved the battle of the witts in some cases! And the falling for your boss bit? I kind of loved it! (It’s been a long time since I’ve had a job where that was plausible… like probably high school! HA HA! So it’s a fun escape from real life.)

If you’re a fan of Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery or Shannon Stacey? You’ll love this book!

 

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Review: Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett

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Sawyer Bennett has become one of my favorite authors this past year! Her books are absolutely phenomenal and I can’t put them down!! So when I saw Book #2 in  her Sugar Bowl series available? I couldn’t wait to read it!! Book 1, Sugar Daddy, left us with a HUGE spoiler. (It may be one […]

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Review: With My Eyes Wide Open by Brian “Head” Welch

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Review: Playing Defense by Cate Cameron

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Review: Calling It by Jen Doyle

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After reading Calling It? I’m flabergasted that this is Jen Doyle’s debut novel!! This book had everything I love from more seasoned authors like Jill Shalvis. The character development was amazing, the story build up was perfectly paced. I struggle to find anything I didn’t love about this one! Nate and Dorie were fantastic together. […]

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Review: Ghost Dance by Catherine Gayle

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Review: The Final Move by Victoria Denault

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Being obsessed with hockey romance, I’m not sure how I missed the Hometown Players series by Victoria Denault! Holy cow, I was missing out! (And so are you if you haven’t given these a read!!) The basics? Devin and Callie have had the hots for one another since they were kids, but they always knew […]

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