Special Feature: The Me I Used to Be by Jennifer Ryan

On my blog I pride myself in exploring multiple different genres of books and I am so thankful that I have maintained that for so long. I have discovered so many new and exciting books that are out of my comfort zone or just plain new to me authors that I normally wouldn’t have discovered on my own.

Jennifer Ryan’s new book The Me I Used to Be is one of those books I might have missed and am so glad that I didn’t! Ryan is a new to me author and has written a number of cowboy romances as well as more contemporary romances and women’s fiction.

Her latest book sounds like it’s going to be quite the read and it’s available now for your reading pleasure so don’t miss out on this fun breezy romance/womens fiction novel! Pour a glass of wine and settle in for escapism at its best! Continue reading “Special Feature: The Me I Used to Be by Jennifer Ryan”


Special Feature and Excerpt: THE MAGNIFICENT MRS. MAYHEW by Milly Johnson

This look sounds like it’s something you would read on a lazy weekend outside in your hammock. Milly Johnson has written a number of romance novels and a large following of fans.

I love ‘feel good fiction’ and romances and this one sounds like it’s going to be exactly that! It’s out now and you don’t want to miss the latest novel by the queen of feel good reading!

I am thrilled to share this wonderful excerpt with you all today! I can’t wait to read it now that I’ve had a sneak peak of this book!


Behind every successful man is a woman.
Behind the fall of every successful man is usually another woman.

Sophie Mayhew seems to have the perfect life. The glamourous wife of a rising political star who is one step away from the highest position in the government, she matches her husband in looks, pedigree, and money. But he has made some stupid mistakes on his way to the top, and some of those mistakes are just now threatening to emerge. Still, this can all be swept under the rug so long as Sophie the Trophy plays her part in front of the cameras. But the words that tumble out of Sophie’s mouth one morning on the doorstep of their country house are not the words the spin doctors drilled into her head.

Bursting out of the restrictive mold that has been tightening around her since birth, Sophie flees to a small village on the coast, a safe haven from her childhood days, where she intends to be alone. But once there, she finds a community that warms her soul and makes her feel as if she is breathing properly for the first time in her life. Sophie knows she won’t be left in peace for long, though, so she must decide: where does her real future lie? (summary from GoodreadsContinue reading “Special Feature and Excerpt: THE MAGNIFICENT MRS. MAYHEW by Milly Johnson”

Review: The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews

At Christmas, I had the privilege of reading Mimi Matthews’ holiday novella, Holiday by Gaslight, and absolutely adored it. I read it in like one sitting and often thought about what a great story it was.

I wanted desperately to pick up her other books, but that the time I just couldn’t fit them in. Since then she has become a USA Today Best Selling Author, and I continue to see people raving about her books all over my social media.

When this  book came up for review, I didn’t have room for it, but I knew I just had to work it in somehow. I remembered reading the holiday book so quickly that I hoped that would be the case for this one. Boy am I glad I made room for this one, even though I had to aggressively read a few of my other books, working this one in was absolutely worth it! Continue reading “Review: The Work of Art by Mimi Matthews”

Review: Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

As a little girl, I was obsessed with Grace Kelly. I was fascinated by her love story and in the end, her tragic death, and longed for the day that I too could become a real American princess.

But as I got older I moved on from princess dreams to horses and didn’t look back. That is until the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. It was another famous American, marrying royalty and becoming a princess that reignited my interest in Grace Kelly.

When I saw that this book was coming out, I squealed in excitement. Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb have written some of my favorite novels both independently and together. They make a fabulous team and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this latest collaboration and see how they incorporated Grace Kelly into this story. Continue reading “Review: Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb”

Review: Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock

Last spring, I was completely obsessed with the royal wedding and as a result looked for a number of books on the royals and a-listers.

Sadly I didn’t get to read as many as I wanted but I adore modern fairy tale type books with a basically unknown female meeting a huge star or royal, and having it turn into a romance.

So when this book came across my desk many months later, I was so excited to read something kind of in that same vein. I thought this one sounded like a feel good, romance which was just what I needed to read! Though it doesn’t feature the royals, it does feature broke girl meets uber rich British film star so basically close enough for my taste! Continue reading “Review: Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock”