Tag: contemporary romance


Review: Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Review: Heart-Shaped Hack (Kate and Ian #1) by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Karla’s Review 4 Stars! Unique plot concept and a different kind of hero! I won’t lie, I had my doubts about whether or not this book was going to hold my attention, but this author knows how to run with a different story-line. Most readers know Tracey Garvis-Graves for her brilliant debut book, On the Island, and when I first started that book I had much the same feelings about the plot. Lo and behold it’s become one of my all-time favorite reads. While Heart-Shaped Hack didn’t quite wow me as much as On the Island did, it set itself apart from the typical contemporary romance and made for a memorable […]

Posted May 23, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review Rewind: Hidden Summit (Virgin River #15) by Robyn Carr

Review Rewind: Hidden Summit (Virgin River #15) by Robyn Carr

Karla’s Review 4.5 Stars! Loved it! Classic Virgin River and not only do we get a few new fantastic characters we had plenty of our old favorites, most notably…Jack! I really enjoyed the relationship that developed between Connor and Leslie.  They both had similar history with exes and therefore they related to each other very well. Leslie was funny, determined, wicked with a fire extinguisher and had no fear taking matters into her own hands. Connor had it for her bad and he heated up the sheets with her pretty quickly. He was a protective brother, uncle, and I found him to be very humble and oh, so sweet! As always […]

Posted May 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers #3) by Claudia Connor

Review: Worth It All (The McKinney Brothers #3) by Claudia Connor

Karla’s Review  5 Stars!! My goodness did I enjoy this book! This inspiring story delivers a heartfelt message about overcoming adversity and forgiveness. It also depicts the resilience of children and how they view the world and triumph over life’s challenges in a most simplistic manner. Claudia Connor takes chances with her storylines and it’s what draws me to The McKinney Brothers series again and again. While I had an issue with one of her characters in the first book, Worth the Fall, the couple pairing and family dynamic was unique and for the most part I enjoyed the read. Her debut book impressed me enough that I couldn’t wait for […]

Posted May 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

Review + Giveaway: Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee

We’re thrilled to welcome Catherine Bybee back to the blog. Crista and Steffi are both huge fans of this author’s work and have religiously read her books. Today, Steffi reviews Doing It Over, the first book in Catherine’s new Most Likely To series. Check out the review below and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway. Catherine is very generously giving away a Kindle to one lucky winner and a $50 Amazon GC each to 2 runner-ups. Good Luck! Steffi’s Review 5 stars! Catherine Bybee has done it again! Her new Most Likely To series has strong addiction potential! Doing It Over introduces Melanie, Jo and Zoe who are best friends in […]

Posted May 4, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 1 Comment

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

I’m All Ears ~ An Audiobook Review: Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase

Karla’s Review 5++ Feel Good Stars! A delightful sweet treat for readers whose hearts were captured by the charming characters in Sustained. This novella brings us up to speed on Jake, Chelsea and their adorable brood of kiddies along with Stanton and Sofia from Overruled, and Brent and Kennedy from Appealed. I was thrilled when I realized that Emma Chase was going to top this amazing series off with another chance for readers to re-visit with all the characters we fell  in love with in the Legal Brief series. The characters remain true to themselves and the author doesn’t drag the plot down with unnecessary angst but instead gives readers an […]

Posted May 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Flashback Friday: My One and Only by Kristan Higgins

Karla’s Review 5 Stars! Wonderful! A sweet story about getting it right the second time around. Lots of great characters, especially Harper and Nick. He’s so laid back and willing to let life play itself out and she over-thinks things and acts on a whim. Yet they are perfect for each other. Harper’s feelings were so well written and even though her personality was annoying at times, my heart just broke for her. Nick’s declaration of love just warmed me through and through. You’ll find yourself placing your hand over your heart and breathing out a happy sigh. Loved it! My One and Only is a keeper! A feel good book […]

Posted April 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour : Bounty by Kristen Ashley + Excerpt & Giveaway

Blog Tour : Bounty by Kristen Ashley + Excerpt & Giveaway

Kristen Ashley is in the house and we’ve got a great post for her upcoming release, Bounty, the 7th book in her popular Colorado Mountain series. Our resident KA expert Dorsey wrote a great review and made an awesome picture collage for you to check out! There is also an excerpt to read and fantastic giveaway to enter! Bounty’s release is only a few days away, April 18th, but is available for preorder now. Before you go fill out the Rafflecopter for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Enjoy and good luck!   Excerpt  Once I had it in, the air of his trailer, the air Deke breathed, I let it out […]

Posted April 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Beauty and the Bull Rider (Hotel Rodeo)

Review: Beauty and the Bull Rider (Hotel Rodeo)

  Karla’s Review  4.5 Stars! A great addition to the Hotel Rodeo series! Zac and Delaney proved to be match made in baby makin’ heaven, but they also had wonderful chemistry and you could feel how much they cared for each other. These two started out with a deal, but when all was said and done, they were in it for love. I wasn’t sure how Delaney would fit into this series being she’s Ty’s ex, and whether or not if I would like her. Delaney grew on me and turned out to be such a likable character, someone who was misjudged and proved herself to be very capable and smart. […]

Posted April 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Cin Wikkid by Mary Hughes

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Cin Wikkid by Mary Hughes

Like television’s Once Upon a Time, CIN WIKKID is a fairy tale updated for the twenty-first century. A Cinderella’s rags-to-riches meets He’s the Boss—with Mary Hughes’s trademark sizzling sex and a dash of humor. Join us in celebrating this funny, light-hearted twist on the traditional fairytale, check out the book info down below and enter for the chance to win a $10 Amazon Giftcard or eBook of choice from Mary’s backlist. Good Luck! Excerpt Rafe watched her over the rim of his coffee mug, cobalt eyes twinkling. He knew exactly how badly she’d needed that massage. Exactly how much she’d enjoyed it. He’d known…even though she hadn’t. Her heart beat faster. He […]

Posted April 7, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour, Promo, Review / 1 Comment

Review: Firebird by Jennifer Loring

Review: Firebird by Jennifer Loring

Steffi’s Review Jennifer Loring has a new fan! FIREBIRD blew me away with its raw emotion, intensity and the love between two people who simply belong together. Stephanie Hartwell needs a story or she’s going to lose her job as a sports journalist. An interview with the successful, womanizing hockey star Aleksandr Volynsky could be her ticket to a promotion but her boss doesn’t know that Steph and Alex were high school sweethearts until Aleksandr had to return to Russia and Steph stopped all contact. Now, nine years later, Alex and Stephanie meet again and their connection is stronger than ever. But Stephanie is engaged to be married and rekindling her […]

Posted April 6, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments