Pop-Out Girl by Irene WoodBury #bookReview @IreneWoodbury

Blurb

When Zane Hollister returns home to Las Vegas after two years in prison and discovers his showgirl-lover is with another guy, he goes ballistic. After stalking and taunting the couple for months, his toxic jealousy takes a darker turn.

To wipe out new boyfriend Colton, Zane masterminds a devilish zip line accident and a terrifying car crash. When those fail, he resorts to kidnapping Jen and forcing her to marry him. And it gets even worse when Zane shoots Colton’s boss, Matt, by mistake as he aims for Colton in a horrific drive-by shooting.

With Matt lingering in a coma, Jen’s cocktail-waitress mother, Brandi, absorbs a seismic shock of her own. After hearing Matt’s name on the local news, she realizes he’s her first love of decades past—and Jen’s real father.

Will Matt emerge from his coma to reunite with Brandi and Jen? Do the cops nab Zane, who’s hiding out in Hawaii? And can Jen and Colton’s love survive Zane’s lethal jealousy?

There’s a happy ending for some, but not for all, in Pop-Out Girl.

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My Review

Pop-out Girl by Irene Woodbury was not quite what I was expecting. The plot of this story was so much more. I love how the author wrote the book in parts.

 

Jen who is a Pop-Out Girl who pops out of cakes wants to have a normal life, a normal boyfriend. She popped out of a cake and met her new boyfriend at a party she did. She was totally in love with Colton. They were so right for each other is many ways.  Everything was great until her ex-crazy boyfriend came back into her life.

 

This book talks about all the main characters and goes back in time to when the story really started. Which I really love because I love the whole story. As you can read in the blurb this is a fast-paced book.

 

The one thing I was disappointed in was the ending. I felt it was abrupt. If this book becomes a series I can understand it. But as far as I know, it isn’t part of a series. This fantastic story left me wanting more and to see what happens.

 

I still recommend this book to read, it is a Chic-Lit and fun to read and was entertained by the story.

I felt this book was also a clean romance type of book.

 

I want to thank Read For Review, NetGalley and the Author Irene Woodbury for a chance to read this book.

I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***

I am giving this book a 4-star review.

 

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Saving Madeline by Cricket Rohman #BookReview @CricketRohman

Saving Madeline by Cricket Rohman

 

Blurb

SAVING MADELINE is both heart wrenching and humorous. In the beginning, Roxy, a naïve young actor arrives in Hollywood to follow her dream and escape from her mean-spirited family. When she finds herself coexisting in a cramped Los Angeles apartment with a wounded warrior and her German shepherd, tensions run high . . . And then her mother moves in—so much for escaping.

Along comes the well-connected actor, James Jonathan Jarvis, and Roxy’s big break in showbiz: a part in a reality TV show with a wilderness survival theme. But a week before rehearsals begin, her confused mother disappears. Roxy’s search leads her close to Wyoming where she and Madeline become trapped in a real life-and-death situation.

Though the daily obstacles that challenge these three women are paramount, they manage to find humor in their frequent calamities, and Roxy’s Hollywood misadventures buffer the troubling glimpses into the world of a woman whose memory is fading.

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My Review

 

Saving Madeline by Cricket Rohman.

This book was just what I needed to read. I love the cozy mystery of this story. Roxy moves to Hollywood to be an actress. While practicing her acting schools, her neighbor had thought someone was wrong and broke into her apartment with her dog to help. I thought this beginning was great. This story had me from the start.
Roxy had left Chicago to get away from her family, I find that funny because sometimes it is hard to get away from family. There are some awesome twist and turns in this story. I really loved how the characters were developed and I didn’t have to keep figuring out who is who.
You will need to read this book to find out how the upstairs neighbor and Roxy’s mom happens to move in with Roxy. Of course, with daily drama and some good mystery to the story makes this an awesome read. I would say this is a great summer read.
Every book I have read by Cricket Rohman I have enjoyed. I love her stories.

 

Other books by Cricket Rohman:

Wanted: An Honest Man (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 1) 

Letters, Lovers, & Lies (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 2)

Hit The Road, Jake! (The Lindsey Lark Series Book 3) 

I have read all three of the books above and thought each one was really good.

Diana's Book ReviewsI love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Book Review: Helping Helper by Tara C. Allred #BookReview @TaraCAllred

Helping Helper

By Tara C. Allred

Blurb

“He’s not a friend, he’s my husband, And he’s gone.”

En route to Salt Lake City, intending to start over, their car breaks down near the struggling mining town of Helper, Utah—and then Tony leaves Kora behind.

Alone, broken and angry, especially that her family was right in their judgment against Tony, Kora decides to stay in Helper and aid in it’s art-centered transformation.

But in working to save her new home, Kora learns first love only happens once.

For a second chance at love, a much greater risk is required.

“…a good solid story. I was fooled a couple of times with the plot twists!” —E. Campbell

“…a beautiful piece of artwork. This novel is going to stick with me.” —B. Boman

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My Review

Helping Helper by Tara C. Allred. This book was better than I thought it would be. The story felt real and that it could happen to anyone.  Tony and Kora leave Colorado for a better chance of life. They have been married for 6 years and Tony doesn’t have it together at all. Kora is hoping this new job in Utah will help them start fresh. Then their car breaks down about 5 miles from Helper. They walk to get help and the first place they find is a fast food place, Tony leaves Kora there and says he is going to see about getting help. He did come back and left her with $45. That was the last time she saw him.  So, she is stuck in a small town, no money and no clue what to do.

I found this story very refreshing to read. I loved that the people felt real and cared about each other. I felt the author did a great job with the characters and seemed to pack so much into the story that made it awesome. The description, the history and the people make this story so wonderful. I also thought the issues with Tony were spot on and I felt exploring Kora’s feelings was another plus. There is a lot in this story and it worked. I hope there is a 2nd book.

I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.

This book for me is definitely a FIVE STAR Book. I really thought the author did a great job with the emotions and the characters in this story.

 

I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Charmed by Chocolate by Steena Holmes #BookReview @steenaholmes @TulePublishing #readzTule

Charmed by Chocolate (Love at the Chocolate Shop #6)

Blurb

When Leah ran off to Southern California, she hoped to leave freezing cold winters and unrequited love behind. She was never meant for a small town life and the timing with her longtime best friend–and secret soul mate–was always hopelessly off.
But after a mishap on the hit reality show Charming, Leah declares her love for Wade nationwide and is publicly dubbed “Lonely Leah.” She returns to Marietta to hide at her family’s home–from the media who wants to turn her into a human interest story, from the townspeople upset with her blunder, and most of all, from Wade, who wants to talk.

It took Leah leaving town to wake Wade Burns up to the reality that he’s head over heels in love with his best friend. But now that she’s back home, she’s giving him the cold shoulder. With chocolate and a grand gesture, can Wade charm his way back into Leah’s heart?

 

Book Review

I have to say I honestly liked the story, it was a quick, fun to read book.

Leah left Marietta to work in California for a company, she was able to speak to many teens and events about drinking and driving.  Leah is against drinking and driving and her passion was to get the message out.  One day her friend Betsey was in a Jam.She was the producer of a reality show called Charmed and one of the contestants backed out.  Betsey pleaded and made promises that she would only have to be on the show 1 day. Well that didn’t work out and Leah made a fool of herself on national TV.  So, Leah decided to head back to Marietta to her brother’s home to hide out. Well her grandmother was not going to let that happen.

The pace of the story was perfect. The characters were developed enough for this story. I enjoyed this story. This was a nice clean romantic story.

I always want chocolate after reading any of the books that mentions Sage’s chocolate.

Thanks to Netgalley and Tule Publishing for giving me an ARC.

I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.

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 I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Book Review: SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS by Susan Schild #BookReview @TastyBookTours @susan_schild

a
humorous, heartwarming story of 

new beginnings, do-overs, and self-discovery… 

 

SWEET SOUTHERN HEARTS
Willow Hill Series #3
Susan Schild
Releasing Jan 10th, 2017
Lyrical Press

 

Susan
Schild welcomes you back to the offbeat Southern town of Willow Hill, North
Carolina, for a humorous, heartwarming story of new beginnings, do-overs, and
self-discovery…
 
When it comes to marriage, third time’s the charm for Linny Taylor. She’s
thrilled to be on her honeymoon with Jack Avery, Willow Hill’s handsome
veterinarian. But just like the hair-raising white water rafting trip Jack persuades
her to take, newlywed life has plenty of dips and bumps.Jack’s twelve-year-old son is resisting all Linny’s efforts to be the perfect
stepmother, while her own mother, Dottie, begs her to tag along on the first
week of a free-wheeling RV adventure. Who knew women “of a certain age” could
drum up so much trouble? No sooner is Linny sighing with relief at being back
home than she’s helping her frazzled sister with a new baby…and dealing with an
unexpected legacy from her late ex. Life is fuller—and richer—than she ever
imagined, but if there’s one thing Linny’s learned by now, it’s that there’s
always room for another sweet surprise…

This charming and well observed novel about finding the courage to love
after loss will make you smile as well as cry more than a few happy
tears.  Be prepared for a story of true tenderness, humor, and sometimes
nail biting tension. Sweet Southern Hearts delivers all this
and more.” –Holly Chamberlin, author of Summer with my Sisters

I absolutely love this story. I love how the author developed the characters. When reading this story, I can just see it in my mind. I like to be able to picture the story in my mind while reading.
The story involves Linny who just married Jack and are on their honeymoon. Which didn’t last because they were needed back home. Jack has a 12-year-old son and he was having a crisis. During this book Linny had to learn how to deal with a 12-year-old stepson. She has no children of her own.
Then there is Linny’s Mom, her Mom, she is a very interesting character. Well her and her friends (her friends are also very lively and have lots of character) are going on an RV trip, of course they have never driven an RV so they get Linny to come along ( Linny has never driven an RV). Leaving her husband to deal with his son and X-wife.
I really love how this story read. I wasn’t bored with the story and really enjoyed all the plot twist and different things going on. This story is not just a basic book but a fun, romantic, adventure and a mystery all in one book. I am hoping for a 4th book in this series. I have read the first book and haven’t read the second book yet. You could read this book without reading the first two books but I recommend that you would them all.
I want to thank Tasty Book Tours, the Author Susan Schild and Netgalley for letting me read this fun story.
I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.

 



Susan
Schild
 writes
wholesome and sunny Southern fiction. She likes stories about charming men,
missing money, adventuresome women, sweet dogs, and happily ever afters at any
age.
Susan is a wife and a stepmother. She enjoys rummaging through thrift store for
treasures like four dollar cashmere sweaters and amateur watercolor paintings.
She likes taking walks with her Lab mix, Tucker, and his buddies. She and her
family live in North Carolina.Susan has used her professional background as a psychotherapist and a management
consultant to add authenticity to her characters.

 
SWEET
SOUTHERN HEARTS, the final book in the Willow Hill series, will be released in
January of 2017. Readers can look forward to more adventures, new beaus,
sinister ministers, lovebirds over fifty, a road trip for Mama and her pals,
and maybe even an “I Do”…or two.
You can follow Susan on Facebook, Twitter and on her website or subscribe to her quarterly
newsletter
for inside
scoop, sneak peeks and giveaways.


 

I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

Book Review: Fame and Fortune Tellers A Novel by Todd Netland #BookReview @ToddSNetland

Fame and Fortune Tellers

A Novel by Todd Netland

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Blurb

Todd Netland’s book, “Fame and Fortune Tellers,” is the story of one man’s rise to the top, almost overnight, in the music business. Randy Miller is a young choral teacher who encounters a spiritualist at the tag end of a mini-vacation who prophesizes a sudden rise to stardom for this school choir teacher. These predictions come true, but it turns out to be a life of emptiness, joylessness, and conflict for Randy and his family. Other characters enter into the story who all come together as the main plot and subplots of the story thicken and unfold. Meet Brad Applebaum, a young Christian who is very green in the things of the Lord and of life in general, but very zealous about his walk with God. Pam Jackson is an on-fire Christian and a true prayer warrior. Darryl Temple is a total loser who ends up completely destroying his life. And then there is Eric Burns, leader of the Communist revolutionary group, The Red Riding Rangers. This novel involves choices of different people and how these choices have repercussions, both in this life, and in the life to come.

My Review

When I started reading Fame and Fortune Tellers by Todd Netland, I had a hard time putting the book down.  I was young when this story took place.  Since I was 10 I have always loved rock n roll, and I was partly raised in the spiritualism community of that time period, depending on who I was living with. So, for me I understand how easy the occult can bring you into their world.

I found the book very intriguing and easy to read. The author was very thorough in developing the characters. It was easy to remember the characters story.  I loved the scripture quotes.  I loved the description of Heaven and Hell. Though I thought it was kind of long and I did get a little bored. I am thinking too much detail. I could visualize what the author was trying to describe.  I always love when the author does an epilogue I feel it completes the story. There are end notes and about the author which I love because that lets me as a reader know more about the story.

I feel this is a really interesting, and  exciting Christian book to read. I gave 4 stars because it seemed a little long in the middle. The book is worth reading in my opinion.

I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl