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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Resurrection of Hannah by Kathryne Arnold

     Samantha has been having some rather vivid dreams lately.  She isn't sure what they mean but she feels compelled to figure them out.  They even take her back to her home town and the house she grew up in.  Each dream gives her a little more of the puzzle.  Sammi's dad helps her gather information so she can put the puzzle together.  
     Sammi's life is a good one but she's ready for a change.  Will these dreams help her decide which road to take?  Sammi sure believes they will.

     A well plotted book with strong characters is what you'll find here. I enjoyed the search for information and the surprise that accompanies each bit.  I was excited as Sammi works to figure out what the final message is.  The uniqueness of this book makes it an enjoyable read.  I know you'll enjoy this book too.  Keep an open mind and heart while reading this one and you may surprise yourself.  I recommend this one to everyone.

     I did feel it moved rather slow in the beginning.  It's technical and takes time to wade through it. It's worth the time though.

     I gave this one 4 out of 5 cheers because of the slowness.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

December Wedding by Emelle Gamble

     It's nearing Christmas and Molly Harper's life is as busy as ever.  She's hosting her brother's wedding, doing interviews and trying to get ready for her baby. A stars life is always full.  Cruz, her boyfriend, isn't thrilled with all the extra things Molly has taken on. He fears she's pushing herself to hard and it will affect the baby's health.  To top it all off, an entertainment newswoman is trying to make a name for herself using Molly's history.  Molly is stressed but she tells Cruz she can handle it.  If they can just make it to Taos.

     I enjoyed this book very much. The characters are well defined.  I was impressed with the idea a couple could work so hard and so long to be together.  I liked the inside look at what stars go through on a daily basis.  I wanted Cruz and Molly to be happy and their family together always.  

     I did find issues.  This is really a fluff piece. There is no wow to it. No punch to make you want to keep reading.  I felt this book could not be a stand alone because unless you have the background of the couple, you really have no idea what's going on.  All the secrets are laid on the table right away, so no help there to make it more interesting.  The overall writing is good but could be better.  This is a struggling couple. There should have been at least one more huge event before we put the happily ever after on it. 

     I gave this book 3 cheers out of 5 because it seemed lackluster. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR From All of Us Here at HYHMBR blog!


We hope the new year is really something spectacular for you and yours. We look forward to working with new authors, as well as those familiar to us here.  Enjoy the day, the evening and tomorrow!  Let the celebrations pave the way for blessings, success and love in this new year.

We wish you the very best!
Melanie

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Regret Me Not by Danielle Sibarium

     It's her senior year and all Mackenzie can think about is getting out of the small town she lives in.  A chance to go away to college and grow as a person.  Then she meets Brayden.  He's not the typical quarterback.  He's sweet and kind. Caring and sort of the guardian for the rest of the team.  Kenzie had no way of knowing Brayden had wanted to know her better.  
     Before long, Kenzie and Brayden are inseparable.   Nothing seems to go the way it's supposed to from that point on. Their love, however, remains constant.  Can they survive what life throws at them? Everyone is pulling for them.

     I LOVED this book. I laughed, cried and enjoyed every word of this read.  Well written with such strong characters, you'll be glad you picked it up too.  I liked Kenzie and Brayden right away. They seem to be made for each other.   It's a beautiful love story and will bring tears to your eyes. I had the tissues sitting beside me throughout this book.  The last four chapters  are really gonna bring the tears.  I will read this book again and again. It will be a classic I'm certain of it.  This author is going on my faves list.  She should be on yours too.  

     I didn't find any issues with this one.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's simply a beautiful love story and needed to be told. 

Let It Snow by Ica Iova

     Two years after her fiancee disappeared, Catherine Nolan decided she needed a vacation.  Her friend Susan encouraged her to go somewhere warm and tropical. Being from Vancouver, Canada, they both thought it would be terrific.  Catherine had no idea that her vacation would turn into  the nightmare it did.  Snow, car accidents and strange men topped the list.  
     Erik knew Catherine was trouble the moment he saw her.  He wanted to protect her and learn more about her.  It seemed odd since they'd just met but she was in his thoughts more often than he liked.  When he suggested the Las Vegas trip for the two of them, he just wanted to make up for the lousy start to Cat's vacation.  Now they were there, he couldn't wait to see what happened.

     This wonderful story will have you laughing, smiling and hitting the oooh-ahhh button. *smile* I was hooked from page one on this one.  Perfect for any time of the year, but really idealic for this season, this book is a keeper.  I loved the feisty, not-afraid-to-let-anger-fly attitude of the female lead.  She is so fun to read about. I enjoyed the fact Erik did his best to stay a gentleman through their first meeting.  I felt as if I were a friend visiting these in their home. It is a fantastic book.  You'll enjoy the clash between them. It's funny and  explosive. I felt a special kinship to Catherine because of her childhood. It resembles mine in many ways.  GET THIS BOOK! You'll adore it.

     I found minor grammatical errors but those who read here know I'm more about the characters and their story than anything. 

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I fell for both characters quickly. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas To All Who Read Here!


My Dear Readers,

     I hope today was filled to over flowing with love, laughter and family!  Without you, our readers, our blog would be nothing and we want to thank you for keeping us in mind when you look for reviews.  We try to bring you easy to read, short reviews so you can spend time reading or shopping for books.  *smile*  I know many of you don't have time to read the long reviews with spoiler alerts every time you are looking for a new book to read.  We will continue to bring you terrific, honest reviews that you can depend on.  
    
     I hope the rest of the holiday season finds you joyous and with family and friends. 2015 will be the best year yet here! We are going to have a Facebook page for the blog too where we can do possible giveaways. 

      Thank you,
 Melanie 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

COVER REVEAL And Pre-Order Info FOR: WHIPPED BY KARPOV KINRADE



I love sex. I used to be a professional Dominatrix by day and a recreational Dom by night. Now I co-own a sex shop by day. I still do the Dom thing by night, when I can.

So, yeah, I love sex. But I’m not a sub. That’s never been me. I like to maintain control in the bedroom. That gets me off.

But when the guy I’ve been chatting up online as a potential roommate shows up at my condo dripping sex and temptation… let’s just say I might be open to trying new things… for him.

If his playboy ways don’t drive me insane.
And if I can do the one thing I’ve never done for anyone.
Surrender.


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when you live here full time… that’s not much comfort, is it?

Whipped (Vi’s story) is a sexy, full-length, standalone romance in the Hitched series. These books can be read in any order, but you might also enjoy Hitched, the first book in this series.

Content Warning: This book contains sex, swearing… and did we mention sex? Lots of sex. And abs. And Australian accents.

Coming February 2, 2015. Pre-order it now on: