May 282015
 

amazon Goodreads
Wanting to escape the poverty she’d grown up in, Kaitlin Shuller has built a life to be envied. Only one of her goals has gone unfulfilled and it will remain unfulfilled, because you just can’t marry your sister’s husband.

Well, there is one other thing she’s always wanted, but she’d deemed Beckett Larson unworthy no matter how her body responded when he was near. She’s made an art of being nasty to that man.

Until she realizes, walking out of her sister’s wedding reception, that maybe being good wasn’t getting her what she wanted. It certainly wasn’t making her smile!

Of course, when she decides to let down her guard she gets into trouble and winds up a bride by mistake!

Hott Review:

What I liked: So sweet! I really enjoyed Bride by Mistake. I went from laughing through the first half of the book to crying through the second.
It was fun, sarcastic, and real. The relationship between Beckett and Kaitlin, while predictable, is worth the read. The feelings they hide, the facade they show, who knows them really?
I appreciated that the steam was tactful and fun.
What I didn’t like: The only thing about Bride by Mistake I didn’t enjoy was the foul language.

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Author: Nicole Helm
Source: Tule Publishing via Netgalley
Publisher & Date: May 18th 2015 by Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ASIN: B00VS1XNS6
Pages: 127
Grade: A
Steam: Adult
Setting: Marietta, Montana
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 What’s In A Name Reading Challenge, 2015 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, 2015 NetGalley Reading Challenge,
Reading Road Trip 2015 Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Montana Born Brides #3 [I think the books in this series are by different authors.]

Author Bio:

Nicole Helm grew up with her nose in a book and a dream of becoming a writer. Luckily, after a few failed career choices, a husband, and two kids, she gets to pursue that dream.

Nicole lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons, and writes her novels one baby’s nap at a time. She’s slightly (okay, totally) addicted to Twitter, loves watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and her dream is to someday own a barn.

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May 272015
 

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What could be worse for a fifteen year old girl than missing the biggest party of the year?

If you’d asked Shelby Parker that a few days ago she’dhave said absolutely nothing but when a walk in the park with her brother, Josh, ends in him being kidnapped Shelby quickly reassesses.

Now, because of the things she said when her parents cancelled her party plans st the last minute, she’s being accused of getting rid of Josh.

Will Shelby be able to prove her innocence and find Josh before he’s lost to them forever?

Hott Review:

At first I thought reading Beyond Suspicion was going to be difficult. The first chapter is very much like being fifteen again. But as we got into the mystery there was less high school drama and an amazing story emerged.

I took Beyond Suspicion with me to read on a long car trip but found it really hard to put down when we arrived! Even when I wasn’t actively reading, I was thinking about the plot and boy I couldn’t let my kids out of my sight!

Beyond Suspicion is a real pageturner made extra special because it’s suitable for all audiences! There’s no foul language, no uncomfortable scenes, and no gore. It’s a great suspense for everyone!

Excerpt:

“Just a bunch of idiots,” Shelby agreed. Now she’d never get Josh calmed down. But amazingly he wasn’t crying anymore. The jogger continued on up the hill toward the parking lot while she went back to Josh.
Shelby leaned over the stroller. It was empty. Even Brownie Bear and his blanket were gone. She stood up and frantically, heart racing, scanned the park. No one had a baby. She swept her gaze up and down the park again, then over to the parking lot. A white van was pulling out into the street. Her wide eyes watched it drive slowly past the baseball team and the soccer players before disappearing behind a row of live oaks. As Shelby screamed for help it registered in her terrified mind that she might never see Josh again.

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Author: Catherine A. Winn
Source: Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours
Publisher & Date: The Poisoned Pencil YA Imprint of Poisoned Pen Press, May 5, 2015
Genre: YA Mystery
ISBN: 9781929345106 Trade Paperback | 9781929345113 E-book
Pages: 220
Grade: A+
Ages: 12+
Steam: YA
Setting: Whispering Springs, Texas
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge, 2015 Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, 2015 Women Challenge, Monthly Mix-up Mania, 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
Series: Whispering Springs Mysteries, 1

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Author Bio:

Catherine A. Winn, a former art and elementary school teacher, lives and writes in Texas. An avid reader of all types of mysteries from cozies to thrillers, she’s found writing them to be equally thrilling. She is currently working on her next Whispering Springs mystery.

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May 262015
 

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May 252015
 

For hundreds of years people in this country have put their lives on the line every day to just protect us. From mother nature, from each other, and from outside invaders. They’ve also traveled to other areas in this world to assist those unable to protect themselves. We may not be able to thank those [More…]

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