Happy Release Week and #Review of Unforgettable (Meadow Shores novel #4) by Eva Charles! @evacharles37

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UNFORGETTABLE

By Eva Charles

 

www.amazon.com/dp/B071CTPDPS/

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He didn’t want children.

She couldn’t imagine a life without them—

especially now.

 

Gabe:

I should have stayed away from her. I knew better.

But instead, I treated every single day like it was my birthday,

and she was a luscious devil’s food cake slathered in creamy icing.

 

Helena:

I’d spent my entire life being cautious, never took any real risks.

And I did it to shield the people I loved from needless worry.

To protect them.

I’m the sensible sister.

 

Redemption and Forgiveness

 

There are few occasions in one’s life where the body warns of impending doom.

This was one of them.

 

Unforgettable

 

The Claytons and Harringtons are back with a beautiful second chance love story. Helena and Gabe’s story will leave you with the unwavering belief that no matter how dark the day is, the sun will shine again.

 

Love, laughter, and loyalty

Welcome to the family!

I know that everyone has had that one book that made them ugly cry.  Like really, really ugly cry.  I can honestly say that this is THAT book for me.  As you know, I love this family.  The novels are richly writing, unputtable down, and at times shocking but this one takes the cake.  I honestly didn’t know how Ms. Charles was going to work towards Helena and Gabe’s HEA after everything that was said and done by these two.

What I love about Ms. Charles’ writing is that she doesn’t prolong the black moment.  She makes her characters work for the HEA.  Once I got to Helena and Gabe’s black moment, I didn’t stop crying until the epilogue.  Yes, it is very sad and the cruel things that Gabe said still haunt me.  Why?  Because my brother faced a similar situation and begged, pleaded with his girlfriend at the time.  He WANTED to be a father.  Hence, I’m going to my nephew’s high school graduation on June 1st.  But I digress…But that’s what Ms. Charles’ writing so powerful.  She gets to the nitty gritty of a relationship and puts the time and effort into to make us love the characters, flaws and all.  I couldn’t hate Gabe at any time.  He was upfront and honest with Helena in the beginning but he never saw it past the good times.  Helena, on the other hand, saw the bad times.  My heart broke for her but she is strong and knew that with or without Gabe, she would be fine.

The sisters, cousins and assorted others make appearances.  Oh, Lord, does Ms. Charles have a spitfire on her hands.  Ella is a force to be reckoned with and I rather enjoyed the friendship that developed between Gabe and Ella.  She cracked me up when I needed it.  Cole *major swoon* is still my favorite Harrington cousin.  He didn’t hate Gabe, tolerate more like it but he was totally there for Helena when she needed it.  The funniest part in the book was when they all compared Gabe to Max.

Of all the books that I have read this year, this is the best of the best so far.  This book will haunt me but in a good way.  The romance, the friendship and ultimately being able to forgive is what makes this book so special.  Gabe has to forgive someone from his past and Helena needs to forgive Gabe for them to get their HEA.  Bravo Ms. Charles.

Can’t recommend it any higher!

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Spotlight featuring The Devil Orders Takeout by Bill A. Brier w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @billbrier

THE DEVIL ORDERS TAKEOUT

by Bill A. Brier

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GENRE: Mystery/Thriller

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BLURB:

A tax attorney with integrity…a powerful mobster determined to bend his will…

Grayson Bolt isn’t about to compromise his integrity to help a notorious crime boss escape the cross-hairs of the IRS. But there’s a steep price to pay for defying The Man–Grayson’s beloved wife and older son.

There’s only one way for Grayson to prevent his younger son, Jim, an innocent golf prodigy, from also being taken out: play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. And what will Jim be forced to do when the woman he loves gets ensnarled in a web of betrayal and deceit?

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EXCERPT:

“I’m afraid you’re going to get it hard, Mr. Bolt.” Costanzo had that fatherly tone of this will hurt me more than you. “Did you ever stop to think that there’s only one way of being dead, but many ways of dying?”

Grayson felt something cold touch his spine, all the way down. “I don’t follow.”

“Take your man Stockard. He killed two of your beloved family members, wife and eldest son. Isn’t that right?”

A strangling tightness gripped Grayson’s throat. “That— that’s right.”

“Wouldn’t you say a part of you died too?”

“What’s your point?” Grayson’s voice erupted in suppressed panic.

“You don’t have to die to feel dead. I’m going to kill your other son. That’ll be your punishment.”

The blood drained from Grayson’s face. Just like that. Most people held the basic principle that no man should be punished for the deed of another. Costanzo was not one of them. Grayson would be cut right to the bone, and his son would be the sharpest knife Costanzo could use. Costanzo had spelled out the thought in invisible brushstrokes. It was there and Grayson had tried not to see it.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Bill grew up in California and went to Hollywood High School, then served in the Air Force as a combat cameraman.

After hiring on at Disney Studios as a film loader, he soon advanced and moved on to other film studios.

He earned a master’s degree in psychology. A big help when working with Trumpish Hollywood producers. You’re fired!

During his more than twenty-five years in the movie business as a cameraman, film editor, and general manager, Bill worked on everything from the hilarious, The Love Bug, to the creepy, The Exorcist, to the far out, Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica.

Eight years ago, Bill switched from reading scripts to writing thriller/mysteries and driving racecars. After completing three award-winning novels, he signed with Black Opal Books. His first novel, The Devil Orders Takeout, is about a devoted father and husband who makes a deal with a real-life devil to protect his golf-prodigy son after his wife and older son are killed in a mysterious accident — and pays hell for it.

Bill’s second mystery, The Killer Who Hated Soup, is Book One in the 1950s The Killer Who series, and it launches this Summer. The Internet? Never heard of it. Smart phones? Who you kiddin’?

Energetic and eager to make his mark on what Time magazine called the next great boom town, Bucky Ontario leaves his daddy and little sister in Louisiana and rides a bus to Defiance, Oklahoma, a town not particularly adverse to murders, just the embarrassment of them when committed by high officials.

Book Two, The Killer who Wasn’t There, will be on bookshelves this fall.

Bill writes every day and golfs infrequently (that damn right knee!). His five children and eight grandchildren keep him busy going to birthday parties, and he never misses a one!

The Brier Patch is Bill’s wildly entertaining blog about his shameless early days in Hollywood. It’s on his website, billbrier.com, along with a contest linked to The Devil Orders Takeout, which will award the grand prizewinner $1,000.

Bill is a member of Mystery Writers of America.

Bill’s USA Today revealing interview:

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2017/04/24/bill-a-brier-interview-the-devil-orders-takeout/

Bill’s website with blog: billbrier.com

https://www.facebook.com/Bill-A-Brier-Author-1651581281813646/

https://twitter.com/billbrier

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16577326.Bill_A_Brier

 

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Happy Book Birthday & #Review of Rescue Me (Escape from Reality #1) by Sara Schoen! @SaraNSchoen #ReviewTour #Amazon #NowAvailable @RYWPromotions

 

★★★REVIEW TOUR★★★

RESCUE ME 

by Sara Schoen

SYNOPSIS 

Mia Daniels is running away.

She’s leaving her family, her job, and her life behind, all to get away from her past. With no plan, she packed her suitcase and took off for a town where she thought she’d be safe. She should have known she wouldn’t be safe anywhere…

Gage Greystone is running from his family name.

His family has owned the town for generations, but he doesn’t plan to take it over from his father. He has a dream to save others; from the treacherous hiking trails or from themselves. Maybe that’s why he’s so attracted to the newest resident of Escape, Mia. She seems to be silently begging to be rescued. From what, he doesn’t know, but he’ll do anything to rescue her.

But this rescue may be impossible for the decorated emergency serviceman…

★★★ REVIEW ★★★

This book is powerful because of the strength and courage of Mia.  Yes, courage and strength.  To be on the run like she had been away from everything and everyone that she had known was tough.  But did it, she did.  What do you do when an ex just will not leave you alone.  Restraining orders don’t work, telling him doesn’t work either.  I admire her for that and I never once felt like she was weak or needed “a man to rescue her” from her old life.  🙂

Gage was more of a puzzle.  I would have liked to have heard the conversation between his dad and himself so that I could have fully understood the “why” his dad was the way he was towards him.  I would be honored to have a son like Gage but apparently to his dad, he was a disappointment.  What I did love was that Gage is able to show Mia what a sound relationship is like between a man and a woman.  In fact, this is a sweet romance.  Actually its more of a character driven story more than anything.

Deacon, Joe, and Justin are a hot mess but are great friends to Gage.  They dropped everything when Gage needed them and didn’t ask questions.  The climax of the book is good, too.  Mia, again, had the courage and strength to get her through.  I did, however, feel bad for David.  He didn’t know, bless his heart but at that point, I don’t know if the ex would have stopped hunting her down anyway.

Overall, I loved the beginning of the series.  There are several authors that are participating in the series and I can’t wait to read Deacon’s book when it comes out.  His the biggest hot mess of them all.  LOL!

 

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★★★ SARA SCHOEN ★★★

 

Sara Schoen is a Biology major at James Madison University who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She has been an adamant writer since she was young, and now enjoys reading, ghost hunting, and traveling. She hopes to have readers find solace in the worlds and characters the creates and in some cases provide a cautionary tale. Sara plans to continue writing and explore various genres in the future.

 

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