Monthly Archives: September 2016

My Christmas Fiance Review

Yet another book review. I am a fan of books that place in En Zed and Serenity Woods is a talented author based in New Zealand.

My Christmas Fiance

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This is the start of a new series by Serenity Woods. The story is set in En Zed like all of Ms. Woods’ books.

The story telling in this new series alternates the male and female viewpoint so it is equally balanced. If you are not comfortable with this style, give it a chance since it does provide insight into both characters.

Stratton has found himself in the position of needing to get the message through to his former fiancee that they are done and over. The only idea he can come up with is to hire a fake fiancee to attend a holiday ball and he tasks the assignment of finding a fake fiancee to his personal assistant, Meg.

Meg is dealing with her own issues of trying to escape from her former partner who turned abusive. She and her son have moved across the country and started a new life while trying to hide. So when her partner tracks her down and Stratton witnesses the encounter, things take an interesting turn. Instead of the escorts that Meg has found for Stratton to interview for the fake fiancee position, Meg finds herself in the position of being Stratton’s fake fiancee.

Both Meg and Stratton figure that being each other’s fake fiance51epn2sexpl-_ss300_ will cause their former partners to get the message that things are over. And that is when the fun begins since both are attracted to each other yet refuse to admit it. The twists and turns of both Meg and Stratton figuring out that they are in love with each while not wanting to admit it make for a fun read.

I did receive an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Even without receiving the ARC, I would still be leaving a positive review of this book.

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The Trouble with Mistletoe

Today is the release day for a new book by Jill Shalvis in her Heartbreaker Bay series.  I am lucky enough to be part of her review team which means that I have had a chance to read this book early.

The Trouble with Mistletoe

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Any book starring a meezer is a 5 star book for me.  Meezers aka Siamese cats are highly intelligent, opinionated, talkative, and not afraid to remind you of who is in charge of your life ——> them not you.

The humans in this story are Willa who grew up as a foster child and managed to find herself a career working with animals as the owner of a pet store and all around pet wrangler.  Willa is always trying to rescue everyone while trying to not allow herself to commit.  Keane Winters has his own issues with dealing with taking care Petunia aka Pita for an aunt, dealing with parents who need rescuing without it seeming like he is rescuing them, and his own business of renovating and selling houses around the San Francisco Bay area.

Keane and Pita (his affectionate name for Petunia) are off to a troubled start when Pita lands his lap since his aunt needs some help.  Meezers are very particular and do not like change too well.  Everything in their world needs to be its place and their needs come first.  Pita makes her dislike of these changes well known to Keane in ways that only a Siamese would do. 

Keane walks into Willa’s shop just as she is finishing up bathing a batch of 6 puppies.  He is desperate for some one to watch Petunia during his work hours and is hoping that Willa will board the cat.  And this is where the fun begins.  Willa remembers Keane from way back in high school but he doesn’t remember her. 

This book is a wonderful fun read with Petunia leading, okay dragging, these two humans to their happily ever.

This is book 2 in the new series Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis.  And like all of her books, this one is easy to read on its own.  So settle down in a comfy chair with your favorite beverage and lose yourself for a few hours and enjoy the antics of this lovely world.

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First Signs of Autumn 

I moved recently to a much smaller town and today I took a walk around town.  The first tale tale signs of autumn are starting to be visible

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Knitting by the Bay

I had the chance to spend Thursday down at Sandy Point State Park next to the Chesapeake Bay. Of course I had to bring the current pair of socks on the needles with me. These are for a friend who lives in a cold winter climate so these are STR heavy weight knit at a really tight gauge to keep her toes toasty this winter.


The weather was perfect for a picnic and crab feed. Although I think some of the residents weren’t sure about the crowd of troopers from around the US. But the humans had fun which is what matters

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Dipping My Toes …

Dipping my toes back into the blogging universe again.  It is time to dust off this blog and start blogging again.  Although this time it will be a mix of knitting, spinning, and book reviews.

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