Archive for June, 2015

Hi to my followers!  I wasn’t sure when I was going to get back in the swing and to be honest I have been pretty down about taking this long of a break! Check out todays review and posting…. I hope to keep these going and get back to a regular posting pace.  To think I once was able to read and review double digits every week…. now life has gotten in the way.  I guess 5 years of unemployment kinda left a lot of time open.  Now although I am off recuperating from surgery I am crossing fingers that I can keep up on my reviewing, reading and relaxing once I get back to my day job!  For now send me your good vibes.  I have some great ideas including hopefully getting some guest reviewers.  There are a lot of books on my TBR list including some pretty awesome hockey romance ones…… and yes to those asking.  I will be polishing up my own paranormal hockey romance soon.  The first book is finished just a few tweeks left to do and the second is in progress….. so check out the review of JoAnne’s new book and please know that I appreciate all those who stuck with me!

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Before the Rain

By JoAnne Kenrick
Before the Rain is book five in  Fated Desire’s multiple author series of stand-alone stories. In JoAnne’s addition to this series, a sworn-off-love Southerner escapes her failing life in Georgia and flees to the UK for a three month ‘no men allowed’ sabbatical where she unwittingly falls for the rustic charm of Rose Farm and its Welsh owner.

Blurb

Three fiancés in three years makes Zoe Chantilly’s relationship column for the Georgia Times her only semblance of commitment…that is until her dating advice takes a dive down the Suwannee and she’s fired.

Unemployed and single, she leaves the sweltering heat of the south and heads to the UK for a man-free break from life. The plan? Get with nature, write a novel, and be alone. Be very much alone. But nature has other plans for Zoe.

Navigating the backcountry roads of Wales seems just as complicated as her love life. A near-collision hones her desires in on Dylan Mostyn, a Leo seething with a raw prowess and macho magnetism the Aquarius in her can’t resist.

This Welshman is as arrogant as he is gorgeous. He’s also her landlord. The undeniable and thunderous attraction between them pinnacles during a karaoke duet at the village fete, but what starts as a no-strings fling quickly spirals toward dangerous ground.

Publisher: Fated Desires.

Flame Rating: Three Setting: North Wales, UK

Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance

Tropes: Vacation romance, Opposites Attract

Release date: July 21st 2016

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Available to add to your Goodreads TBR list

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24013474-before-the-rain

More on the multi-author Tempting Signs Series with Fated Desires:

http://fateddesires.com/2015/01/01/coming-soon-tempting-signs-series/

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My Review: Before the Rain by Joanne Kenrick

4 Hockeystyxxx

Zoe Chantilly is on a streak…. But it’s not the kind of streak that most people would be proud of unless there is an unknown group that thinks it’s a good thing to be left at the altar.  And after 3 times if there is such a group Zoe would be their idol.  You would think the girl who penned one of the most talked about love columns in the Southern states would be able to pick them better especially when she used the zodiac to help her dole out her advice as well as pick potential husbands.

After her third failed attempt at the altar not only was she down and out but getting ousted from her job for not being the most receptive ear to questions on the love lives of her readers she was off to spend a few months in Wales.  Both to lick her wounds and to work on a project that would make her boss want her back for more than just a weekend journalist.

Dylan Mostyn wasn’t happy that his last tenant had asked that her sister take over the last few months of her rental.  Not that he was happy that he had to resort to renting out the cottage to begin with.  Then on top of it the woman thought that she was Miss America driving the wrong way and almost taking his mirror off.  This was going to be a long 3 months living with both his too smart for her own good sister, an aunt that could turn into a Welsh Dragon at any minute and an American who got under his skin from the first meeting.

After a fateful night that had them grinding on stage singing old karaoke tunes before getting caught in not only a rain storm but a storm of heated need they decide on a compromise.  A summer of being vacation friends with benefits with no strings attached.  Only problem is a sexy Leo was hard to leave behind after a summer of love, fun and dealing with a Welsh Dragon lady even for a career she had dreamed about.

Ok before I read Before the Rain I was in a reading slump.  I was having a hard time staying focused on the story at hand for whatever reasons.  Today I read cover to cover in one afternoon and finished wanting more.  Thank you Joanne for bringing me back!  Zoe and Dylan’s story was a smart, sexy romp that not only was set in a dream destination for me but …. Hello…. Sexy man with an accent?  Yeah, I was hooked from the first slip of Welsh brogue that slipped from that scruffy hunk of a man.  Zoe Chantilly had what I would call a chip on her shoulder.  If pushing away 3 fiancés is any indication that is.  Getting out of her rental and feeling an immediate ping in her panties for the sexy Welshman who had just previously called her who knows what in that sexy language she had no hope of understanding.  Totally get that…. Or wish I got that.  Lucky girl!  And then there is the sexy farmer…. Or rather Prince Farming….  Dylan Mostyn was beyond dreamy.  And I’m not just talking his scruffy handsome looks or his sexy assed…. Ass.  LOL I am talking a dreamy guy that gave up his hopes and dreams to take care of a young sister and aunt after being abandoned by their parents.  That is hot.  And that… was what made me sit up and talk back to my tablet when Zoe had to choose between her career and the life she had always pushed away.  Put this book on your to be bought list….. the links are above in the blurb and the link to goodreads to make sure it’s on your list is there too.  Follow JoAnne on facebook as well.  She always has lots of cool give-aways and interesting conversation for and with her fans.  And as always check out her backlist!

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