Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jane's Melody

 Ryan Winfield
 Netgally review

Amazon Blurb -

What boundaries would you cross for true love?

That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a fortyyear-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.
Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

This was simply a lovely book.  What a heart wrenching story of a mother's loss and love.  Jane's daughter has died due to a drug overdose.  While at the cemetery she sees a young man at her daughter's grave.  Wanting to know anything she can about her daughter's last weeks, she gives this handsome street musician a hand by hiring him to work on her yard and gives him room and board.

Caleb may be young, but he's wise despite his age.  He's sweet and gentle with Jane, drawing her out of her grief.   Slowly the two begin a relationship and Jane just blossoms under Caleb.  Of course she suffers from doubt being 15 years older than he is.  "Am I too old?"  "Why would he want me instead of someone his own age."  "Am I holding him down?"  All issues that are absolutely understandable.  She looks to her dear friend Grace for advice, who pushes Jane to do what she feels is right, letting 
her make these decisions on her own, while jokingly  letting her know she's the envy of all the gals in the Alan-on group!

As you read, your heart just aches for Jane and her battle with grief and what is right to do by Caleb.  Beautifully written, just love how Ryan handles this tough subject with a softness that touches you, and love the romance too, sexy and sweet.

A special book, I highly recommend this read!

4 cannolis  

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Jacquelyn Frank
Edelweiss Review

Amazon Blurb -

When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes that they’re the least of her worries. With an irresistible Scottish brogue and a strange ability to harden his chiseled body like a statue, the stranger awakens a desire she is unable to resist—and a fascination about the intriguing world he exists in.
As a proud Gargoyle, Ahnvil must safeguard the Nightwalker to whom he’s sworn fealty. But as this bewitching woman nurses him back to health, arousing an almost uncontrollable hunger within him, 
he is possessed with the fierce impulse to protect her as well. And he will have to shield her—for by coming to his rescue, Kat has placed herself in the middle of a supernatural war . . . and exposed herself to dark, powerful magic. As human and Gargoyle forge an unbreakable bond, Kat will discover that despite his intimidating strength and size, one thing Ahnvil does not possess is a heart of stone.

Katrina Haynes is in for some excitement when she finds this giant hunk of a man wounded in the 
snow.  Ahnvil is a Gargoyle who is fiercly loyal and true, not to mention oozing sexiness!  Katrina takes care of him, stitches up his wound, cooks to sate his ferocious appetite and ignites what seems to be an unquenchable desire in him.  When she innocently places a neckless he had in his pant pocket on, it seems to be enchanted and neither one of them can remove it.  Ahnvil has to bring her to Nightwalker central for help.  Kat finds out about a world she never knew existed and some things about herself she would never have thought possible. 

I love how Frank writes.  I've read the first three of her Nightwalkers series and loved that she included Bella and Jacob in this book.  Now I need to go back and read the rest!  Kat and Ahnvil are wonderful characters, I could hear his Scottich brogue just oozing out of the pages.  I like that her female characters are not mealy weak damsels and the males are alphas to the max. It really was a fun enticing read, it makes you crave more.  Viva Jacquelyn Frank!

3 1/2 cannolis

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