May 102016
 
Girls Night

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Jillene McDermott is raising two daughters, alone. Her coffee bar, Java The Hut, is on life support and the only place she can find a quiet moment is in the bathtub.
Claire and Faye, Jillene’s teenage daughters, know their mom deserves some happiness. But their good intentions go wrong when infamous crime writer, Vince Tremonti, steps up to play Jillene’s “boyfriend.”
Vince has briefly returned to Blue Heron Beach to rethink his flagging career. He doesn’t have time to get involved with anyone, much less a young widow with a ready-made family. Still, he owes ‘the universe’ a good deed or two.
But when a couple of dates threaten to become a summer fling, suddenly the breakfast lattes aren’t the only brews steaming in Blue Heron Beach.

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

Girls Night is a cute romance with a bit of underlying stress/suspense thrown in. The plot is good and the characters likeable but I just couldn’t connect. I think the timing was off for me. Vince and Jillene frequently referred to their childhood in the 70’s and their 40ish ages which puts the book about 10 years behind and for some reason it just didn’t work for me. Plus, there are some noticeable typos.
Besides that Girls Night is fun, I believe my favorite part was reading about Vince’s father’s blossoming relationship with a new widow.

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Author: Stef Ann Holm
Source: Instafreebie
Publisher & Date: August 15th 2014 by Epublishing Works! (first published January 2002 by Harlequin Books)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 1614176531 (ISBN13: 9781614176534)
Pages: 384
Grade: B
Ages: 18+
Steam: Scorcher | A bit graphic in places but generally tame
Setting: Blue Heron Beach, Washington
Series: Single Moms, Second Chances #1

Author Bio:

Stef Ann HolmStef Ann Holm was born in Southern California near Hollywood. With the fantasy worlds of Disneyland and Universal Studios at her doorstep, her imagination was stimulated at an early age. She attended Chatsworth High where Kevin Spacey, Mare Winningham and Val Kilmer entertained on the school’s stage. As a semester elective, Stef Ann enrolled in drama and played a Fandango hostess in the chorus of Sweet Charity. It was the beginning and the end of her acting and singing career. She got a “C” in Drama and an “A” in Creative Writing.

She sold her first romance in 1987. While waiting for a load of laundry to complete at the laundromat, Stef Ann made up the name for her heroine, Camry, when she saw a Toyota Camry parked outside in the lot. Who knew that model would end up being so popular, making her in-depth research seem so shallow. Stef Ann has had twenty-three novels and one novella published. Her editor calls her contemporary romances, “Slices of life stories about real people.”

Stef Ann lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, extended family and beloved Beagle.

Websites & Links: Stef Ann Holm's website Stef Ann Holm's facebook

* from stefannholm.com & Goodreads

 

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