Tag: Standalone


Book review + excerpt: Lost in Scotland ~ Hilaria Alexander

Book review + excerpt: Lost in Scotland ~ Hilaria Alexander

Lost in Scotland is the newest book by one of my favorite authors, Hilaria Alexander. I love her books for their realness and of course the author’s writing. Lost in Scotland tells the story of Sam and Hugh, who fall in love in Scotland and have to navigate between their own wants, and the demands of the almighty movie industry […]

Posted February 1, 2017 by Marieke

Book review: One Careful Owner ~ Jane Harvey-Berrick

Book review: One Careful Owner ~ Jane Harvey-Berrick

“My heart ached for the boss. He needed more in his life than a beaten up ole hound dog, but I was all he had.” Dawn is working as a veterinarian in a small town and lives with her eight-year-old daughter Katie. The relationship with Katie’s father ended in a complete disaster, leaving Dawn a bit scared to start dating […]

Posted January 4, 2017 by Marieke

Book review: A Veil of Vines ~ Tillie Cole

Book review: A Veil of Vines ~ Tillie Cole

A Veil of Vines is the newest book by Tillie Cole. I love how this author can writes such different series and stories; from sweet and heartbreaking to very raw and gritty. A Veil of Vines is a beautiful love story, a romantic fairytale set in Umbria, Italy. I adore the story of Caresa and Achille. “I let myself forget […]

Posted December 3, 2016 by Marieke

Book review: The Other Truth ~ H.K. Abrahams

Book review: The Other Truth ~ H.K. Abrahams

In December 2014, I read Challenging Destiny by H.K. Abrahams. It was the author’s debut book, and although it was her first book, it was well written with an intriguing storyline. Over time I kept following H.K. Abrahams, unfortunately there was no second book in sight. When I found out this book – The Other Truth – was in the […]

Posted November 14, 2016 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: The Sexy One ~ Lauren Blakely

Book review + excerpt: The Sexy One ~ Lauren Blakely

I know Lauren Blakely mostly for her funny and hilarious rom-coms, written in the guy’s POV. Yes, the books are bit over the top and I wonder if my hubby thinks that much about sex, but I just love these stories. In Mister O we’ve met Simon, the hot single dad. The Sexy One tells us his swoony story. “You […]

Posted October 19, 2016 by Marieke

Book review + excerpt: Tonic ~ Staci Hart

Book review + excerpt: Tonic ~ Staci Hart

“Didn’t anyone ever tell you it’s not polite to stare?” “Sure, but when I see a stone-cold fox such as yourself, I find it hard not to look.” Annika is a sweet young woman who lives with her niece Roxy and her niece’s young daughter. She’s close to her parents and loves her job. When Annika entered the world of […]

Posted October 17, 2016 by Marieke

Book review: Beautiful Lies ~ Heather Bentley

Book review: Beautiful Lies ~ Heather Bentley

One of the things I love about reading is discovering new authors. Not just authors I haven’t read before, but also authors who’ve just published their first book. Heather Bentley is such an author. Beautiful Lies is her debut book, and I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and the author’s writing style. “My life is not my own. A […]

Posted September 24, 2016 by Marieke

Book review: The Search Is Over ~ Tara Carr

Book review: The Search Is Over ~ Tara Carr

“They were just buddies. Pals. Amigos. In person, it was a lot harder to remind herself that he was just her friend. Because she always wanted more. She always had.” Josie has grown up with just her mother, her father wasn’t in the picture. When her mother lost her battle with cancer, fifteen-year-old Josie was adopted by the Grant family. […]

Posted September 7, 2016 by Marieke

Book review: Sweet Jayne ~ K. Webster

Book review: Sweet Jayne ~ K. Webster

Sweet Jayne by K. Webster is a bit different from my normal choice of books. I wouldn’t consider this a dark, romantic story in the traditional sense of the word. Yes, there’s love involved, but it’s much more than the love story of two people. It took me some time to get into the book, but I’ve ended up enjoying […]

Posted May 30, 2016 by Marieke

Book review: Challenging Destiny ~ H.K. Abrahams

Book review: Challenging Destiny ~ H.K. Abrahams

One of the things I love about reading is discovering – for me – new authors. H.K. Abrahams is such an author. Challenging Destiny is her first and only book to this date and I very much hope she’ll continue writing. I’ve enjoyed reading this book. “The war between my heart and my brain couldn’t keep going on like that. […]

Posted May 1, 2016 by Marieke