Archive for the ‘Chick Lit’ Category

40 Something
by Shannon Peel
Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction
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Five women navigate life while juggling careers, children, family, and the

men in their lives.

Charlie is bored with the family tradition of Sunday Dinner so she brings a

friend her family won’t approve of to spice things up a bit. Will

this friend go too far and cause too much damage?

Rose only wants to do what is right and keep her family safe. How can she

do that when the world is so dangerous and her teenagers so willful.

Will helping a friend invite trouble into her perfect world?

Lindsay loves to have fun and enjoys the company of men. She is a modern

playgirl who will stop at nothing to get a man’s attention. Will she

find what she’s looking for or something unexpected?

Sophie wants to keep the peace and keep everyone happy, especially her

ex-husband, so her children will live with her full time. Will she

lose the children if she can’t afford to take care of them?

Justine wants to escape her perfect life, she just doesn’t realize it. Will

she find the passion that is missing or will she continue to hide

behind her computer screen?

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Shannon Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family’s root run deep. Growing

up where television was either non existent or very limited she

relied on books & imagination to escape into the world

beyond.

She went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a

concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of

world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion

of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which

have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents.

After a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise

her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the

workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional. She

currently resides in BC’s Lower Mainland with her two teenage

children.

Shannon Peel is a creative, intelligent professional with a 20 year proven

track record in sales, marketing, customer relations, project

management, presentations, and communication.

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My Teaser for this week is from

 Carpe Bead’em

by  Tonya Kappes

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Genre: Chick Lit / Women’s Fiction

My Teaser from 7% in the eBook.

We all laugh. It’s true. Laughter is the best medicine. Even if I know I’m going to be sick.

And one more from 9% in the eBook.

The faster I run, the quicker I’ll be home under my covers where I belong.

Both of these are teasers from scenes where Hallie just received some shocking news.

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Synopsis

**eFestival of Words 2012 Women’s Fiction Winner From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes**

Orphaned at a young age, Hallie Mediate was raised by her (slightly) crazy Great Aunt Grace on the wrong side of the tracks in Cincinnati. Hallie dreamed of escaping her hometown and never looking back. After putting herself through college, landing her dream job in Chicago, and starting a romance with her handsome running partner Bo Pompillio, life is finally exactly as she wants it.

That is, until she’s transferred back to the hometown. Not wanting her past to cross paths with her future, Hallie puts her relationship with Bo on hold.

When she arrives in town, Hallie finds crazy Aunt Grace rummaging through a dumpster looking for the “perfect” welcome home gift for her niece. That’s just the beginning. After that, Aunt Grace stays busy by dying her stolen poodle’s hair pink and leaving the dog on her apartment roof to pee, throwing bricks out the window at passing neighbors, and climbing every flag pole to kiss the ornamental eagle.

Hallie finds some sanity at a local jewelry-making class where she uncovers a hidden talent for beading. When her talent is discovered by a major department store jewelry buyer, Hallie realizes that what she had in Chicago might not have been her dream life after all.

When faced with the choice of moving back to Chicago and Bo or taking a leap of faith to start her own jewelry company (with Aunt Grace in tow), Hallie has to make a decision. Will she let her past and her future collide, or will she or keep searching for the happiness she may already have found?

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 It’s time to see what the girls have been up to since they first appeared in Over Easy.

Check out Fresh Brewed.

Enjoy my review.

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Fresh Brewed

The Continental Breakfast Club #2

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My Review

I had such fun with Allie, Bree, and Megan in the first book, Over Easy. It was Allie’s story we got there. Now the gal pals are back and it’s Bree’s turn to find the man of her dreams.

Bree’s plans of a romantic seaside vacation go flying out the window, quite literally, when a tropical storm forces her to change her plans. And this is where she finds herself in a heck of a pickle.

A word or warning here. It’s not just the hangover you have to be worried about after imbibing in too much of the grape.

I swear, I snorted and giggled my way through the first book, and here I am doing it again. These girls may sound desperate for love. Who isn’t when you’re young and single. But they aren’t dumb, just do some dumb things. That’s where I actually laugh out loud.

Fun is to be had as The Continental Breakfast Club strikes again. Expect for things to sideways as these gals get up to their shenanigans once more. A clean, humorous romance. Perfect for a summer read.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Breanna Mitchell is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean. Maybe she’ll even have a beachside fling to help her get over a recent breakup.

But when a tropical storm makes her destination hotel uninhabitable, a chance encounter at continental breakfast delivers a fabulous option—with a catch. She and her friends can stay at a privately-owned, three-story oceanfront home—if she pretends to be the girlfriend of the owner’s heartbreaker grandson, Ethan. Since he won’t even be there, how hard could it be?

Everything is going swimmingly until Bree drinks too much wine and regales the family with romantic tales about her relationship with Ethan. His adorable brother Adam gets suspicious. His marriage-minded grandma gets engagement fever. The beautiful woman next door gets teary-eyed.

And then, Ethan unexpectedly arrives. Suddenly Bree is about to get everything she’s ever wished for—but is it what she really wants?

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Over Easy

The Continental Breakfast Club #1

by Pamela Ford

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Genre: Chick Lit / Romance

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Synopsis

Allie Parker’s had enough. Just because she’s a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She’s convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister’s stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.

Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn’t know is that he’s a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she’s his contact—and so does everyone else who’s after his stash of diamonds.

Suddenly Allie’s world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it.

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Author Pamela Ford

Pamela Ford

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots of laughter.

After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer – and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter   Facebook   Goodreads

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Five winners total:

2 winners will get a print copy of Over Easy + a $10 Starbucks gift card,

2 winners will get a print copy of Fresh Brewed + a $10 Starbucks gift card,

1 winner will get a print copy of both books + a $25 Starbucks gift card

Ends Sept 17

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Follow The Tour

Aug 1 –   Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Aug 1 –   All the Doodles ‘n Scribbles – review of Over Easy / author interview

Aug 1 –   XoXo Book Blog – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 1 –   Working Mommy Journal – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 2 –   Bookishly Devoted – review of Over Easy

Aug 2 –   Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 2 –   Room With Books – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 3 –   Library of Clean Reads – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 3 –   XoXo Book Blog – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 3 –   Room With Books – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 4 –   Sahar’s Blog – review of Over Easy

Aug 4 –   Laura’s Interests – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 5 –   Working Mommy Journal – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 5 –   Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 8 –   Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of Over Easy

Aug 8 –   A Wondrous Bookshelf – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 9 –   Writing Pearls – review of Over Easy

Aug 9 –   Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian-review of Over Easy/ giveaway

Aug 10 – Being Tilly’s Mummy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Aug 10 – Writing Pearls – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 11 – Sahar’s Blog – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 11 – Laura’s Interests – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 12 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – book spotlight / author interview

Aug 12 – Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 15 – Wondrous Bookshelf – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 15 – The Travelogue of a book addict – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 15 – The Writing Garnet – review of Over Easy / author interview

Aug 16 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 16 – A Bookaholic Blog – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 16 – A Splendid Messy Life – review of Over Easy / giveaway / author interview

Aug 17 – A Holland Reads – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 17 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – review of Over Easy

Aug 18 – fuonlyknew – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 19 – Fascinating Quest – review of Over Easy

Aug 19 – Readers Muse – review of Over Easy

Aug 22 – The Travelogue of a book addict – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 22 – A Bookaholic Blog – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 23 – Corinne Rodrigues – review of Over Easy

Aug 23 – A Splendid Messy Life – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 24 – Pause for Tales – review of Over Easy

Aug 25 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 25 – Fascinating Quest – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 25 – fuonlyknew – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 26 – #redhead.with.book – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 29 – A Holland Reads – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 29 – Genuine Jenn – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 30 – Corinne Rodrigues – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 30 – Bookaholic Banter – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 31 – Pause for Tales – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 1 –  Thoughts on This ‘n That  – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Sept 1 –  Fantastic Feathers – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 2 –  Thoughts on This ‘n That  – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 2 –  Book and Ink – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Sept 5 –  Book and Ink – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 5 –  #redhead.with.book – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 6 –  Bookaholic Banter – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 6 –  Genuine Jenn – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 7 –  Bookishly Devoted – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 7 –  Readers Muse – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 8 –  Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 9 –  The Writing Garnet – review of Fresh Brewed

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For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

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What a fun series.

Be sure to stop back by on September 25th for my review of Fresh Brewed.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

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Over Easy

The Continental Breakfast Club #1

by Pamela Ford

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Genre: Chick Lit / Romance

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My Review

Such fun. This was a mad dash from beginning to end.

Allie comes from a family of over achievers. She’s just a lowly dog groomer. Feeling pressured by her family, Allie, along with her two best friends, come up with a plan to meet the man of her dreams. Surely that will impress her family.

They crash the continental breakfast at a fancy hotel and, sure enough, Allie finds a handsome, successful man who shows an interest in her. Sadly, she doesn’t know he’s a jewel thief and has mistaken her for his contact.

Now the sparkly poop is about to hit the fan as the thieves realize they gave the jewels to the wrong person, and they come to collect.

I remember how tight I was with my best friends. How we did some really crazy things to help each other. It’s one laugh after another with these three.

I was hoping that Allie would find herself. Realize she didn’t have anything to prove to her family. And I hoped her family would realize that too. I couldn’t help but think this madcap adventure would do just that. And maybe, just maybe, Allie would find the right guy for the right reasons.

Right from the start, I enjoyed the easy flow of this story. I settled in for the fun and read it straight through, snorting and giggling all the way.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Allie Parker’s had enough. Just because she’s a dog groomer, her overachieving family of doctors and lawyers treats her like a child. She’s convinced that a successful husband is all she needs to change their attitudes. So when she and her friends come up with a brilliant new way to meet eligible men, Allie squeezes into her sister’s stylish clothes and sneaks into continental breakfast at an upscale hotel to find herself the perfect guy.

Before Allie has taken her last bite of syrup-laden waffle, she’s met the man of her dreams. But what she doesn’t know is that he’s a jewel thief who mistakenly thinks she’s his contact—and so does everyone else who’s after his stash of diamonds.

Suddenly Allie’s world is crazily upended. And as she scrambles to prove her innocence and get back to her old life, she discovers happily ever after sneaks up when you least expect it.

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 Fresh Brewed

The Continental Breakfast Club #2

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Synopsis

Breanna Mitchell is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean. Maybe she’ll even have a beachside fling to help her get over a recent breakup.

But when a tropical storm makes her destination hotel uninhabitable, a chance encounter at continental breakfast delivers a fabulous option—with a catch. She and her friends can stay at a privately-owned, three-story oceanfront home—if she pretends to be the girlfriend of the owner’s heartbreaker grandson, Ethan. Since he won’t even be there, how hard could it be?

Everything is going swimmingly until Bree drinks too much wine and regales the family with romantic tales about her relationship with Ethan. His adorable brother Adam gets suspicious. His marriage-minded grandma gets engagement fever. The beautiful woman next door gets teary-eyed.

And then, Ethan unexpectedly arrives. Suddenly Bree is about to get everything she’s ever wished for—but is it what she really wants?

Buy the book: Amazon  4dc48-nook-button2bsmall

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Author Pamela Ford

Pamela Ford

Pamela Ford is the award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up watching old movies, blissfully sighing over the romance; and reading sci-fi and adventure novels, vicariously living the action. The combination probably explains why the books she writes are romantic, happily-ever-afters with plenty of plot – and often lots of laughter.

After graduating from college with a degree in Advertising, Pam merrily set off to earn a living, searching for that perfect career as she became a graphic designer, print buyer, pantyhose sales rep, public relations specialist, copywriter, freelance writer – and finally author. Pam has won numerous awards including the Booksellers Best, the Laurel Wreath, and a gold medal IPPY in the Independent Book Publisher Awards. She is a Kindle Book Awards finalist and a two-time Golden Heart Finalist. She lives in Wisconsin where she is working on her next novel.

Connect with the author:  Website   Twitter   Facebook   Goodreads

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Five winners total:

2 winners will get a print copy of Over Easy + a $10 Starbucks gift card,

2 winners will get a print copy of Fresh Brewed + a $10 Starbucks gift card,

1 winner will get a print copy of both books + a $25 Starbucks gift card

Ends Sept 17

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Follow The Tour

Aug 1 –   Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Aug 1 –   All the Doodles ‘n Scribbles – review of Over Easy / author interview

Aug 1 –   XoXo Book Blog – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 1 –   Working Mommy Journal – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 2 –   Bookishly Devoted – review of Over Easy

Aug 2 –   Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 2 –   Room With Books – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 3 –   Library of Clean Reads – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 3 –   XoXo Book Blog – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 3 –   Room With Books – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 4 –   Sahar’s Blog – review of Over Easy

Aug 4 –   Laura’s Interests – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 5 –   Working Mommy Journal – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 5 –   Rockin’ Book Reviews – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 8 –   Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – review of Over Easy

Aug 8 –   A Wondrous Bookshelf – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 9 –   Writing Pearls – review of Over Easy

Aug 9 –   Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian-review of Over Easy/ giveaway

Aug 10 – Being Tilly’s Mummy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Aug 10 – Writing Pearls – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 11 – Sahar’s Blog – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 11 – Laura’s Interests – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 12 – Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine – book spotlight / author interview

Aug 12 – Tragically Dull Adventures of an Almost Librarian – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 15 – Wondrous Bookshelf – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 15 – The Travelogue of a book addict – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 15 – The Writing Garnet – review of Over Easy / author interview

Aug 16 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 16 – A Bookaholic Blog – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 16 – A Splendid Messy Life – review of Over Easy / giveaway / author interview

Aug 17 – A Holland Reads – review of Over Easy / author interview / giveaway

Aug 17 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – review of Over Easy

Aug 18 – fuonlyknew – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 19 – Fascinating Quest – review of Over Easy

Aug 19 – Readers Muse – review of Over Easy

Aug 22 – The Travelogue of a book addict – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 22 – A Bookaholic Blog – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 23 – Corinne Rodrigues – review of Over Easy

Aug 23 – A Splendid Messy Life – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 24 – Pause for Tales – review of Over Easy

Aug 25 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 25 – Fascinating Quest – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 25 – fuonlyknew – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 26 – #redhead.with.book – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 29 – A Holland Reads – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Aug 29 – Genuine Jenn – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 30 – Corinne Rodrigues – review of Fresh Brewed

Aug 30 – Bookaholic Banter – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Aug 31 – Pause for Tales – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 1 –  Thoughts on This ‘n That  – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Sept 1 –  Fantastic Feathers – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 2 –  Thoughts on This ‘n That  – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 2 –  Book and Ink – review of Over Easy / giveaway

Sept 5 –  Book and Ink – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 5 –  #redhead.with.book – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 6 –  Bookaholic Banter – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 6 –  Genuine Jenn – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 7 –  Bookishly Devoted – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 7 –  Readers Muse – review of Fresh Brewed

Sept 8 –  Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review of Fresh Brewed / giveaway

Sept 9 –  The Writing Garnet – review of Fresh Brewed

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I’m always on the lookout for the next fun summer read and Not Quite Sheer Happiness will be a fun one.

Come on in and check it out.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Not Quite Sheer Happiness
Not Quite Sheer Happiness by Melissa Baldwin

Sienna Harris is back and appears to be on top of the world! Her company, Sheer Happiness Events, is booming, but personally she’s a mess. She never imagined that with amazing success would come tremendous pressure. Although her professional life seems in disarray at times, her relationship with the dashing Ace Eckelund is finally progressing.

Friendships are tested and so is her relationship when—once again—the past collides with the present. Sienna begins to question everything in her life and wonders if she should throw out her desire for constant certainty and live life on the edge for once. But, will she be able to change the person she has always been for who she wants to become?

Find out in this captivating third installment of The Event to Remember series.

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Praise for Not Quite Sheer Happiness

I absolutely loved the book from start to finish and I was extremely gutted that it ended because of its sheer brilliance. Melissa Baldwin is a truly talented writer and I regret not finding her books sooner. Not Quite Sheer Happiness is a hug in a book. A feel good, relatable and loving story that will make you want more, because I definitely do. Amazing book, definitely sheer happiness.

I laughed, I swooned, I shook my head, and I loved every moment. A great read!

The plot moved at a good pace and at times I didn’t want to stop reading. It was interesting to have a main character who has insecurities. I thought Melissa Baldwin wrote this in a way that everyone could possibly relate to in some degree.

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Excerpt

“Sienna, are you able to go out for drinks with us?” Lisa asks. Interestingly enough, it appears that Craig and Lisa are becoming good friends now.

Just then we hear the door, we all turn to see Ace standing in the doorway. I quickly look at Lisa and her reaction says it all.

“Oh, I’m terribly sorry. Didn’t mean to interrupt your meeting,” he apologizes.

“Ace, is that you?” Lisa exclaims. Oh please, like she doesn’t know that’s him. She stands up and reaches up to give him a hug. Craig’s eyes get big and he looks toward me, probably waiting for me to react. I calmly take a deep breath.

“Lisa,” he replies with a warm smile. “It’s very nice seeing you. Sienna told me that you two were working together.”

She looks surprised. “It’s nice to see you. How many years has it been?”

Ace puts his hand to his chin. “Many years. And congratulations on the job; Welsh and Taylor is a fantastic firm.”

Lisa looks surprised. “How do you know them? They just started their practice.”

“Oh, Ace knows everyone,” Craig interrupts. “He’s an international man of mystery.”

I roll my eyes. “Craig, he’s not Austin Powers.”

Everyone laughs. So far so good, it’s not completely awkward.

“Oh, and congratulations on your engagement,” she says, pointing at me. His gorgeous smile widens and my heart speeds up a little.

“Thank you. I’m very lucky.” He looks at me lovingly, which gives me chills.

Lisa nods. Okay, this is going better than I thought it would. I guess I was reading too much into it. Craig motions for me to go to his office. We excuse ourselves, leaving Ace and Lisa talking about her firm.

“What?” I ask as soon as we get in his office.

“Everything seems to be going good. I told you that you were overreacting,” he says.

“I know,” I agree. “I feel a little guilty about not having more trust in Ace. Am I a horrible person?”

“I wouldn’t say you’re horrible,” he says unconvincingly. “I do think you acted like a jealous girlfriend, though, and that’s not very attractive. But I get it, a first love can be hard to beat.”

What is he talking about? Who said anything about a first love?

“Craig, they dated but that doesn’t mean that they were each other’s first loves?” Or were they? I realize I don’t know much about the details other than Lisa was the one to end their relationship. My palms are starting to sweat. “We should probably get back in there,” I say quickly.

I head back to our tiny conference room, which is actually just a small office with a table in it. I don’t want Ace to think that I’m bothered even though I am. When I walk back in, my heart sinks. Ace and Lisa are leaning in, looking at her phone, their heads closer together than before. It’s not that they’re doing anything wrong; they just look too . . . comfortable.

Melissa BAuthor Melissa Baldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published three more novels, Wedding Haters, See You Soon Broadway and Not Quite Sheer Happiness.

Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.

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I have lots to share, including a glimpse inside the book.

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See You Soon Broadway

See You Soon Broadway by Melissa Baldwin

Maris Forrester has a wonderful life with an amazing boyfriend and a fulfilling job. She’s happy and content . . . or so she thinks. Maris has always had huge dreams of being on Broadway. Ever since her very first performance as a child, she has envisioned herself on the stage under the shining lights. Now she has to decide whether she should to give up her wonderful life to chase those dreams.
When her parents announce they are moving, she comes across a long-lost family treasure. She doesn’t realize that this treasure may hold the key to her future and to all her dreams coming true.
And if that wasn’t sign enough, a mysterious stranger throws another wrench in the mix at a dazzling rooftop party benefiting the Arts. These could be signs of things to come.
But will she remain content in her perfect world, or will she step into the unknown world she has always dreamed of?

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Praise for the Book

I also look forward to any other books that Melissa has to offer. This is my second one by her and I have liked them both a lot.

This is a very entertaining book about pursuing your dreams. I really enjoyed reading the book and am actually looking forward to a possible sequel.

I enjoyed reading See You Soon Broadway. In fact, I finished it in two days; I could hardly put it down.

This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last.
If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!

 

Excerpt

“What are you guys up to?” I ask. My mom and Cassie are busily looking through some boxes.

“Hi, hon. Dad was cleaning out the garage and found these boxes,” Mom replies.
She continues to empty some junk from a box onto the table.

“Mom and Dad are finally cleaning out their stuff. I told them that they need to feng shui,” Cassie says softly.

Cassie just opened her own yoga studio; she’s probably the most calm and mentally sound person I have ever met in my life. I have thought about talking to her about the possibility of me moving to New York, but I’m a little nervous about what she’s going to say.

“Maris, do you remember this? We used to play restaurant with this old menu.”
Cassie holds up a menu that we stole from IHOP in the 80s. We used to play restaurant in Mom’s Tupperware closet for hours.

“I can’t believe we still have that thing,” I exclaim. Although, I’m not surprised since Mom and Dad never throw anything away.

“I’m keeping this for my kids,” Cassie adds. Ugh, typical Cassie—she may be calm and patient but she will always be the bossy older sister. She thinks she knows everything just because she’s a whopping three years older than me.

“Um, why do you get to keep it and you don’t even have kids yet?” I demand. She doesn’t say anything; no doubt she is chanting some kind of yoga stuff in her mind to ease the tension that’s building.

“You’re right,” she replies calmly. “We should share this once we both have kids, of course.”

I guess I can’t really argue with her considering she’s definitely closer to having kids than I am.

I start looking through a box that’s on the floor. It looks like a bunch of old stuff that belonged to my grandmother. Grandma passed away two years ago and my parents got the remainder of her things. I sort through the box of romance novels, crossword puzzles, and National Geographics from thirty years ago. As I’m sorting through the stuff, I find a red leather-bound notebook at the bottom of the box. My curiosity is building as I run my fingers over the gorgeous worn leather. I open it to the first page and immediately recognize my grandmother’s handwriting.

The first page is dated March 10, 1948 . . .

MelissaAuthor Melissa Baldwin

Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway.

Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn’t writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer.

When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My teaser for today is from The Boots My Mother Gave Me by Brooklyn James

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

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My Teaser

As we drove, the dashboard lights reflected off his intoxicating smile. I watched him intently, burning the image into my mind for future recollection. This would be my last year with the person I shared most of my firsts with – my first friend, my first bike ride, my first loose tooth…even my first kiss.

One word about this book ~ INTENSE!

I’m taking a wild guess at it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the author on the cover.

This book makes me think of that song, “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you!

Can’t wait to finish this and tell you about it!