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TAKE ME ALL THE WAY by Toni Blake

TAKE ME ALL THE WAY by Toni Blake

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TAKE ME ALL THE WAY by Toni BlakeTake Me All The Way by Toni Blake
Series: Coral Cove #3
Published by HarperCollins Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyVanessa

Tamra Day doesn’t need anything more in her life than what she has already.  Yet as time wears on, Tamra begins to hunger for something…more.  However, the pickings in Coral Cove aren’t exactly abundant for this garden designer, and the one that seems to pique her interest does so in more ways than one.

 

Jeremy Sheridan, a war hero, decides to make a new start in a completely new area.  Not wanting to rely upon the kindness of friends and family, he takes his wounded self to Coral Cove and attempts to make something more of what’s left of his life.  Signing on to help with the heavy lifting for the newly designed golf course, Jeremy finds that his new boss, Tamra, is way too controlling and fun to tease, but he just can’t help himself.

 

As these two learn to work together to get a job done for the town, they soon find that being together is more combustible than they ever dreamed.  And discovering what makes the other tick just might be the answer to the piece that they were missing all along.

 

Take Me All the Way is a hot, sexy read about common everyday people that is relevant to today’s time.  Jeremy with his baggage that he brought to Take Me All the Way endeared him to this reader, because underneath that pain was the real man waiting to be unearthed.  He felt real and complete with his hero capabilities, softness in the right places, and hardness when it was justified in Take Me All the Way.

 

Tamra held herself aloft to most of her friends, but Jeremy quickly ascertained things about her that no one else seemed to pick up on in Take Me All The Way.  She knew that she was finally getting to the proper place in her life to be open to something more, and Jeremy showed up as though he was an answer to a prayer in Take Me All the Way.  However, it wouldn’t be an easy feat, as these two still had some growing to do in Take Me All the Way, but watching them grow and bind together was quite amusing and entertaining in Take Me All the Way.

 

Because of the sheer joy I found in reading Take Me All the Way, I Joyfully Recommend it for a frolicking good time lounging on the beach!  However, be warned that it isn’t to be taken lightly, because if you look beyond the surface, you may just find hints of yourself in these two protagonists or perhaps of those you love.

MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas

MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas

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MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa KleypasMarrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
Published by Avon Genres: Historical
ReviewedbyMelissa

Before I say anything about the storyline let me get this out of the way *SQUEAL!!!!!* A new historical romance from Lisa Kleypas!!!!!!!!!

 

Rhys Winterborne has money and success. He can pretty much have whatever he wants. That is, until he meets Lady Helen Ravenel. She’s everything Rhy’s isn’t, shy, innocent and he’s determined to do whatever it takes to possess her. Even if that means compromising her to ensure she marries him. Helen knows that Rhys is beyond anything she’s experienced before. But that doesn’t stop her from falling for him.  But when unexpected issues from the past come back and try to come against them can they survive and have a future together?

 

When I first saw that Lisa Kleypas had a new historical available, I was so excited. I’ve loved her Travis series but have to admit I have missed reading her historicals. I wasn’t disappointed! Marrying Winterborne is everything that I have come to expect and love from Lisa Kleypas. Enthralling and sexy, this one will definitely be re-read many times!!

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO SCANDAL by Kathleen Kimmel

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO SCANDAL by Kathleen KimmelA Gentleman's Guide to Scandal by Kathleen Kimmel
Series: Birch Hall Romance
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Historical
ReviewedbyMelissa

Colin Spencer, Marquess of Farleigh, can’t believe it when he finds himself having feelings for his best friend’s little sister. So much so that he quickly enters into an agreement for marriage. Elinor Hargrove is determined to keep her feelings for Colin under wraps. But when he kisses her, twice, she finds she can’t. That’s why the discovery that he is engaged is so devastating and infuriating! However, when danger from the past comes into their life, they are forced together. Can they find their way to each other and what about Colin’s engagement?

 

I’ve never read Kathleen Kimmel before and I did enjoy A Gentleman’s Guide to Scandal. However I have to admit, at times I felt extreme frustration with both Colin and Elinor. So much so, that it took some of the enjoyment out of the book. It just seemed to me that they both tried too hard to not be together and had no reason that justified the extremes. I certainly won’t hesitate to pick up another book by Kathleen Kimmel in hopes I’ll fall in love with the characters.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING by Sara Richardson

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING by Sara RichardsonRocky Mountain Wedding by Sara Richardson
Series: Heart of the Rockies
Published by Forever Yours Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Ruby James is thrilled that she is finally marrying the man of her dreams. When she moved to Walker Mountain she wanted to start over but never expected the life she has now. Marrying Sawyer Hawkins and adopting the foster child she’s come to love. So when she discovers that she is expecting a child, it seems life can’t get any more perfect!

 

Rocky Mountain Wedding is the conclusion to Sara Richardson’s Heart of the Rockies series and this is the way an author should end a series you’ve truly enjoyed. Romantic and heartwarming, it was just what I was looking for to bring this series to a close. Kudos to Sara Richardson to the great time I’ve had in Walker Mountain!

RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne Thayne

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RIVERBEND ROAD by RaeAnne ThayneRiverbend Road by RaeAnne Thayne
Series: Haven Point
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary
ReviewedbyMelissa

Sheriff Cade Emmett is finding it harder and harder to stay away from Wyn Bailey. It’s bad enough that she is his best friend’s little sister but she also works for him as a deputy. Both are situations that should keep him far away from her.  The attraction is hard to fight for both of them until they finally they give in. Only now danger awaits, can they survive and find a future together?

 

Riverbend Road is the first book that I’ve read from the Haven Point series and now I’ll be looking for the other books in the series! RaeAnne Thayne kept me engrossed from start to finish. Cade and Wyn were just the kind of characters that involved me in the story, making me yearn for the happy ending I know is coming. I have to admit I’m picky when it comes to contemporary romances and Riverbend Road hit all the right notes!

THE BEAST OF CLAN KINCAID by Lily Blackwood

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ONE NIGHT CHARMER by Maisey Yates

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DOMINATED by Maya Banks

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DANGEROUSLY BROKEN by Eden Bradley

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STARS IN YOUR EYES by Lynn Kurland

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GETTING ROUGH by C. L. Parker

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FILTHY RICH by Virna DePaul

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HITCHED by Erin Nicholas

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IN A BAD WAY by Karen Tabke

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EVOLUTION by Lissa Kasey

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COMPROMISING SITUATIONS by Susan Laine

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BREAKING BAD by Karen Tabke

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THE HARDER THEY FALL by Ari McKay

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SONG OF SONG by L. J. LaBarthe

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SLOE RIDE by Rhys Ford

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