I had the chance to read several romances while on vacation for two weeks, so today I’ve chosen a few that I wanted to tell you about!
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Author: Robyn Carr
Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home. – Goodreads
A part of the new Thunder Point series, all of the books take place in coastal Oregon and tell the story of a small town with small town drama. Cooper is your typical guy who never settled down and Sarah is determined to raise her brother and never get involved again. As their romance progresses, we also get glimpses into the lives of the other town residents. I liked the way we got to know so many people in the story. Cooper and Sarah’s romance was interesting and sweet. If you are looking for a miler romance with good character development, this would be a good place to start. I received this galley in exchange for my honest review.
Author: Rhonda Nelson
Ranger Security has just assigned former ranger Griff Wicklow to protect a priceless diamond-encrusted bra. And while Griff has more experience removing bras than protecting them, his job is about to get even more complicated. Because Temptation just walked in disguised as Jessalyn Rossi, the drop-dead delectable jeweler who is escorting the piece . The attraction between them is immediate and irresistible. And Jessalyn’s learning that there’s a lot to be said about—and done with—a wickedly hot security agent like Griff. But once the job is finished, will their bedroom antics come to a close, too?
The Closer’s premise, a guy who has to guard a diamond covered bra, made me chuckle. However, the story is really the bodyguard and the girl trope, and I found it to be very entertaining. The character development was good and the story was at times sexy, emotional, and even a little funny. This is a good offering from Harlequin’s BLAZE line of romances, so be on the look-out for this in August. Rhonda Nelson has written many books for the BLAZE line, if you’d like to check those out in the mean time.
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe. For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him. Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved. – Goodreads
This is a New Adult title that has gained popularity by word of mouth. Callie and Kayden are both carrying around heavy burdens in the form of secrets. Their relationship is very sweet and makes up for some of the other flaws in the story, mainly in the area of undeveloped characters. It was an entertaining read and one that you will enjoy, if you like NA romance.