Book Review: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone #BookReview @melissamcclone @TulePublishing

A Thankful Heart ( Love at the Chocolate Shop #2) By Melissa McClone

 198 pages

Published November 3rd 2016 by Tule Publishing

Blurb

Chocolate is better than men, and so are dogs. At least, that’s what Dakota Parker tells herself as she mends her broken heart and finds forever homes for rescue animals. So far, so good. She can indulge her love of chocolate where she works while her foster dogs provide her with the unconditional love she craves. What more does she need?

Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town?

He has until Thanksgiving to decide.

My Review

What I loved the most about this story was Dakota’s passion. She loved volunteering at the animal rescue center and working at the Chocolate Shop. Both are easy to be passionate about.  She is also fostering two dogs and a mouse. Love the story about her foster animals.

Bryce comes into town from Seattle to take care of his dad who has broken both his legs and needs help or Bryce thought he needed help. The wonderful people of Marietta are working on taking care of him, feeding him, but he does need someone to help and he shouldn’t be alone. Bryce is determined to have his Dad move with him to Seattle but his father loves this wonderful small town. He is very active in this town and has many friends. His Father is determined to that Bryce falls in love with Marietta.

Bryce’s Dad sends him to the chocolate shop every day to buy chocolate when Dakota is working. He isn’t eating the chocolate but giving them as gifts for those who are helping him. Bryce is still not happy. He doesn’t like the town, prefers the big city.

I really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. The authors storytelling is fantastic. The main characters are well developed and very enjoyable to read. I loved how everything worked in this story.

This is a five star book in my opinion!

I want to thank Netgalley and Tule Publishing for providing me an ARC to read.

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Other Books in the Series

Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 1)

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Book Review: Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book 1) by Peggy L. Henderson @peggylhenderson #BookReview

Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book 1) by Peggy L. Henderson

Blurb

Nurse and avid backpacker Aimee Donovan is offered the opportunity of a lifetime. She encounters a patient who tells her he can send her two hundred years into the past to spend three months in the rugged Yellowstone wilderness at the dawn of the mountain man era. The only requirement: she cannot tell anyone that she’s from the future.

How did a white woman suddenly appear in the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness? Trapper Daniel Osborne’s first instinct is to protect this mysterious and unconventional woman from the harsh realities of his mountains. While he fights his growing attraction to her, he is left frustrated by her lies and secrecy.

Daniel shows Aimee a side of Yellowstone she’s never experienced. She is torn between her feelings for him, and exposing a secret that will destroy everything he holds as truth. As her three months come to an end, she is faced with a dilemma: return to her own time, or stay with the man who opened her eyes to a whole new world. When the decision is made for her, both their lives will be changed forever.

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My Review

 

 

Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance, #1)Yellowstone Heart Song by Peggy L. Henderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yellowstone Heart Song (Yellowstone Romance Book1) by Peggy L. Henderson
This is the first book in the series. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
This book is a time travel story and I love reading time traveling stories that seem real.
It starts off with Aimee Donovan who is a nurse in LA in 2010 talking to one of her patients about her love of being in the wilderness mostly at Yellowstone Park. Her patient Zack told her he was a time traveler, of course she didn’t believe him, I mean really time travel is for real? Well the next things she knows she is in the wilderness. Zack had told her where she needed to go and to find Daniel. Well Daniel found her. Her start on this journey didn’t start out too well.
What I love was their story and of course how different Daniel and Aimee are since their life styles are 200 years apart. Aimee traveled back to 1810. She is a tough woman, who isn’t afraid. This area in 1810 didn’t have many white people let alone a white woman who wanted to learn how to live in the wilderness. It is not easy to live back then. There are many predators, Indians, white men who haven’t seen a woman in a long time, plus the animals. So much to learn.
This book is a 5-star book. I love how well it is written, how the details in the story are so precise. I know for a fact I could not live in the wilderness in 1810. This is a perfect story to read if you love historical romance and time travel. Over all just a fun book to read.
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Book Review: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael #BookReview @cj_carmichael @TulePublishing

Melt My Heart, Cowboy (Love at the Chocolate Shop, #1) 

Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael

Love at the Chocolate shop #1

Who is the handsome cowboy who comes into small town Marietta’s chocolate shop every week to buy a box of chocolates? More importantly…who is he buying the chocolates for? These are the questions sales clerk Rosie Linn asks herself as she waits for her sadly neglected childhood home to sell so she can pursue an exciting new career in L.A.

Rosie finds out the answers the day rugged ranch hand Brant Willingham introduces himself and asks for her help in managing the care of his younger sister. Brant’s mother has recently died, leaving him the sole guardian of eighteen-year-old Sara Maria–who has been a puzzle to Brant ever since she began exhibiting signs of autism at age two.
Rosie and Brant come up with a plan. She’ll help with his sister if he handles repairs and a new paint job for her old house. It seems the perfect solution, but a new dilemma is created when the couple start spending time together. Brant discovers he doesn’t want Rosie to sell and leave, and Rosie fears she will have to choose between love and her dreams.

 

My Review

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved reading Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael. Fantastic storyline, the characters work well and are interesting to read. This is the first in the series of the Love at the chocolate Shop. My first thought when reading this book was I needed some Himalayan salted chocolate caramels because these are my favorite types of chocolate to eat and I am really sure that Sage’s chocolates are the best. Ok well on to the story.
This story is about Rosie and Brant. Rosie works part time at the Copper Mountain Chocolate shop and Brant came in every Friday for the last 3 months. Brant bought the same chocolates every Friday. I really felt this story worked well. I also love how this series has rescue dogs and Rosie has a rescue dog name Huck, he is a big part in this story. I would love to have a dog like Huck.  The author came up with a really good storyline and was very enjoyable to read. This book coordinate with the rest of the series and makes it easy to want to read them all. I felt this story had it all, love, romance, rescue dog, Marietta, small town charm, chocolate, 2 people destined to be together and of course family, there is always family. I will say that Brant did have a hard time with his sister and was pretty much thrown into taking care of her. I think the author did a great job of incorporating his sister into the story and making her real and the issues are real.
I love the town of Marietta, Montana and love reading about the people who live there. This book was hard to put down, can easily be read in a day or so. I received an advance copy from the publisher via Netgalley.

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Book Review: Her Christmas Cowboy by Katherine Garbera #BookReview @katheringarbera @TulePublishing

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Blurb

There’s no place like Marietta, Montana for the holidays, and retired Marine Lane Scott has finally, reluctantly, returned home…

…only to run into a sweet and sexy woman from his past, Felicity Danvers, who is running away from her Christmas loving momma.

Lane can’t resist playing the hero and sweeping Felicity out of town. He vows he’ll do everything he can to make this holiday special for her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer and overcome any obstacle—but can they both trust that it’s not just Christmas magic bringing them together?

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My Review

Her Christmas Cowboy (Copper Mountain Christmas #5) by Katherine Garbera

This sweet Christmas story is about Felicity and Lane.  They both have some issues when about relationships. Their issues are for different reasons but when Felicity falls on a patch of ice and Lane goes with her she recognizes those eyes.

Lane Scott is a double amputee and is a retired Marine, I love how this story shows the emotions that Lane is going through. His thoughts and how hard it can be to be a double amputee. Can Lane put the emotions aside for a relationship with Felicity?

Felicity is an elementary school teacher and her mother loves Christmas so much that she goes overboard. She was trying to get away before her mom saw her and that is when she fell on the patch of ice with Lane. She had so much on her mind that she needed to get done before Christmas that she wasn’t thinking. That is how she fell and her high school crush went with her. When they both got back up Lane asked her to get some Hot Chocolate and so the story starts.

I really loved both characters and felt that the author did a fantastic job of bringing them to life. The story felt real and their relationship issues felt real. I love reading this story.

Thanks to Tule Publishing and Netgalley 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.

The Scott Brothers series
Book 1: A Cowboy for Christmas
Book 2: The Cowboy’s Reluctant Bride
Book 3: Her Summer Cowboy
Book 4: Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside
Book 5: Her Christmas Cowboy

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Wed By Wednesday by Sarah O’Rourke #salesBlitz #BookReview @SarahORourke99

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Wed by Wednesday by Sarah O’Rourke

#FlashSale #Western #Erotic #Romance

Blurb

You get 2 full-length books for the price of 1! Wed by Wednesday is a 50,000-word full-length novel and is the first 52% of this ebook….and then you get an added bonus of the full-length novel, Cain’s Salvation! ALL of both books are included. (Please note: Paperback is Wed by Wednesday only!)

What happens when a naive city girl answers a personal ad to marry a bachelor farmer from the hills of Tennessee? Destiny! Read how Orla and Jethro’s story started back in the 1960s…and find out exactly how deliciously naughty these two can be!

“Listen, chaste kisses are fine for what they are. Quick exchanges of affection. An innocent way to tell somebody they mean something. When you wanna show a woman that she’s what’s lighting the fire in your gut, though… quick and innocent pecks just don’t do the trick. Nah, a man goes dark and dirty for that kind of lesson. He wants his woman wet and hot. And he wants her that way everywhere. Her mouth. Her core. Everywhere.”

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My Review

 

Wed by Wednesday (Passion in Paradise, #0.5, #1)Wed by Wednesday by Sarah O’Rourke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wed By Wednesday (Passion In Paradise) by Sarah O’Rourke.
I have not read the other books in this series but I plan on it.
I really love this sweet story of how Orla and Jethro met. This story gives the background of Orla and Jethro and how they got together. I love mail order bride stories and this one is well written and totally a twist at the beginning. Did I say sweet? Well Orla is a sweet, pretty much naïve city girl and saw an ad for a man looking for a wife and started writing to Jethro, ok I am leaving it there because you will have to read the book I am not giving any spoilers out.

Jethro is a very successful hard working farmer; he has no time for women. He also takes care of his Stepmother and his half-brother. Since I am not telling you about the storyline I will tell you that I had tears, tears of joy and sadness. I also laughed.

The author is great with words and makes you feel like you are right there. Well some places I really didn’t want to be there but it is a story. This is a hot steamy book with plenty of love. There are love scenes, swearing and snow. Oh, and farm animals and remember Orla is a city girl from the 1960’s. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
I did receive a copy of the book from the author.

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Passion in Paradise 

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