I’ve been reading and listening to Sandra Owens’s books and audiobooks since I discovered her when she launched Book 2, Someone Like Her. I fell for Jake (Romeo) Buchanan hard. I remember feeling those butterflies in my belly, swooning as I read the first half of the story. Maria, who is the “little sister” of his boss from K2 Team, and is off limits to everyone. She’s also in search of her father who abandoned her, and she hopes she can find him to answer questions, but when she does, she’s in for a surprise, and asks Jake to help her. Maria’s little secret is that she’s always had a crush on Jake, so that just complicates things for the two.
Wait! If you are a conservative romance reader, do not let this sexy book cover deter you from reading this awesome story. I almost passed it up, thinking this was a steamy read. It’s so much more. Yes, Matt looks like the guy, but quite frankly the cover does not accurately represent what this story is really about. It’s realistic, with drama, about family, and oh, so romantic! I was absolutely captivated by Matt and Abby’s story.
It amazes me how authors like Kristan Higgins, can string words together and create a world full of excitement and laughter, then blend in the realities of life, with drama, concern and sorrow, yet filled with so much pure love, and others so superficial. How in a matter of 8-11 hrs, you can be whisked away into the character’s lives, which can span from days to weeks or months, even years, making you feel a part of their journey, laughing one minute, then crying the next.
Every time I finish a book by Kristan Higgins, it just lightens my heart. I’m engaged and find myself thinking of things to say to the characters, rooting for them during hard times, as if they were real.
I’ve had my eye on the handsome and charming Jackson since the St. James series began. I noticed the warning signs of a problem with Jackson in Worth The Wait and gradually saw him spiral downhill in Worth The Trouble. He thought he didn’t have a drinking problem, mainly to numb his troubles. But as his life becomes affected by his actions, he now faces a lawsuit and also the growing concern of his loving family.
In Worth The Risk, Jackson is headed to Vermont for six weeks to clear his mind, get his life back on track, and work on remaining sober with the help of counseling.
If you haven’t read the first two books in the series, this is just enough for you to know how this story begins. It stands alone fine, but I do hope you read David and Cat’s stories, which I enjoyed as well.
A CHANGE OF HEART is filled with all kinds of heart. This deeply emotional story begins with heartache, as Dr. Nikhil ‘Nic’ Joshi continues to struggle with the loss of his wife, Jen, who was murdered. Nic’sheartbreak is palpable throughout the beginning of the story, as only Sonali Dev can pour such feelings onto the page.
Jess Koirala will do anything in a heartbeat to protect her son, even if she risks hurting Nic’s heart to keep her precious child from harm. There are also heartless characters who pressure Jess to complete a mission, adding mystery and suspense throughout the story.
Whenever I think of or crave milk chocolate, the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar in particular, this amazing and delicious multicultural read by Sonali Dev, A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR comes to mind. Mili Rathod, the heroine loves Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and I found myself wanting to enjoy the candy bar as I read along. Of Course, there are other delectable Indian dishes I wanted to try from the story, but for National Milk Chocolate day, this particular milk chocolate bar reminds me of this 5 heart story.