Tuesday, January 23, 2018

My review of Loving Mae by Esther E Schmidt

Hallie Mae is a professional business woman whose job is to get struggling companies back on track. She is hired by her brother Oliver and his wife Serenity to get her family's business back where it should be.

Oliver Woods is Serenity's brother and he is not happy with Mae and her meddling in his family's company.

Can Mae prove to Oliver that she knows what she is doing and what happens when their "hate" relationship turns into something more?

This was a great quick read with insta-love and also a little insta-hate too!

I love that Hallie Mae worked so hard to make something of herself and that she had her own rules for avoiding mixing business and pleasure!

I thought it was great how Oliver was shown how his impressions about Mae were wrong and how sizzling their chemistry was!

Oliver had his work cut out with him with how to get Mae back but he did great!

4 Stars

Loving Mae by Esther E Schmidt

OUT NOW: “LOVING MAE” SWAMP HEADS #4 Title: “Loving Mae” Series: Swamp Heads #4 Author: Esther E. Schmidt Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt Photographer: Male Models Netherlands Model: Daniel Korsten Genre: Office romance Standalone Release Day: 1/23/2018 Buy Links: books2read.com/Mae Add to Goodreads: goodreads.com/book/show/36545634-loving-mae   Being a powerful and strategic businesswoman, Mae doesn’t back down from any challenge. Hopping from one job and place to the next, she has a spotless reputation of dragging businesses out of a corporate death spiral. Oliver has been burned one time too many in his life. The last time it almost cost him his company that he worked very hard for. To say he doesn’t trust easily might be an understatement when he discovers that a beautiful woman has taken over the lead of his company. With both Oliver and Mae being professional and sharing the same mindset of keeping the office floors clear of romance, they might be facing an even bigger dilemma when Mae’s reputation, as well as their hearts, are on the line.   Loving Mae is the fourth novella in The Swamp Head Series; a seven book novella series based on a family born and raised in the swamp. Each sibling will get their own INSTAlove story told and even though it is a series, each book is a standalone. (Loving Mae is an office romance) Come meet Hallie Mae and her six brothers and sister; Chester, Cyrus, Earle & Zeke (twins), Roscoe, Elsie (Hallie Mae’s twin).   Swamp Heads Series: #1 FREE!!! books2read.com/Cyrus #2 books2read.com/Elsie #3 books2read.com/Chester #4 books2read.com/Mae

Monday, January 22, 2018

My review of Thrive by Aly Martinez

Jeremy Lark has been in love with Mira York for years but she decided to stay with his ex-best friend, Kurt Benton instead of him. Since then he has given up on real love after a failed marriage and made a name for himself working with Guardian Protection Agency.

Mira York finally broke free from her husband Kurt Benton after he physically abused her but when her best friend, Whitney Sloan, is kidnapped by Jonah Sheehan she knows she is desperate for help and contacts Jeremy for help.

Jeremy wants nothing to do with Mira but he soon realizes he doesn't want anyone else to either and agrees to help her. Soon Mira and Jeremy discover what Kurt was involved with and how much danger he put Mira in. Can they get to the bottom of it all before it's too late for Whitney?

This was a great book with some great twists and turns to leave you wondering what was going to happen next.

At the beginning I was a little frustrated with Mira as I knew how much Jeremy loved her and I thought Kurt was a jerk but I did understand a little on why she stayed.

I understood why Jeremy wanted nothing to do with Mira as he was so mad at what happened in the past. I was glad he finally took a chance and listened to what she had to say as you knew the attraction and love was still there between them.

I felt bad for Mira and how naive she was to what Kurt was involved with and how it affected her. She was so in over her head and she had no clue on why people would be after her.

I loved how Jeremy and the men he worked with were able to figure everything out and see how everything came together.

This was a great book and I look forward to more in this series!!

4 Stars

Thrive by Aly Martinez


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When I was nineteen years old, I was faced with a choice that changed my life.
Keep the safety of what I already knew or risk losing everything with the young, hotheaded soldier who stole my heart.

I chose the wrong man, and for seventeen years, I paid in tears, blood, and shattered dreams for that decision.

Now, there’s a man in my house, holding a gun to my head on the order of my ex-husband—given from his prison cell. 

That hotheaded soldier I was too afraid to choose? He’s now a six-foot-three wall of muscle who works at the country’s most premier bodyguard agency. I’ve always wanted him, but now, I’ve never needed him more.

It’s the call I’m terrified to make. 
I’m sure he still hates me… Even though I’ve never stopped loving him.



Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


My review of Under The Stars by Tia Louise

This is the conclusion to Under the Lights and it needs to be read first.

Lara and Molly are picking up the pieces after escaping Guy and Gavin but Molly is hell-bent on revenge.

When someone appears that Lara thought had died she knows that he is the one she should be with but is she willing to separate herself from Molly?

Will they be able to put the past behind them for a future together?

Wow - this book was focused on the revenge that Molly needed after the events of the first book. So this one is a little different than the first as we get answers to all of the questions we have been wondering about.

I loved Lara and her protective nature over Molly but she also had to protect Jillian and I was glad that they had Roland with them. I was never too sure about what Molly was going to do and I was super curious to see how she would evolve and what she was going to turn out like.

I knew the one was individual was not dead and I loved how he knew what he wanted and was going to do anything he could for Lara to keep her and Jillian safe. There were a couple of times that I was definitely worried about his survival but I am glad they made it through!

I really hope the author gives us a story on Roland after Molly!!

4 Stars


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