In p never letting anyone see how much it hurts her And despite the fact that she is treated like crap she still tries to see the best in everyone and make the best out of her situationDane s family was broken Edificios mágicos up from his father s affair with Kenna s mom He has never been able to forgive his father for it He has commitment issues and has turned into a bit of player never letting his revolving door of women get close to him He reluctantly returns to Strawberry Valley for his father and Kenna s mother s engagement party and the sparks fly when he sees Kenna again The chemistry between the two is intense and Dane is confused by his desperate need to be with Kenna It scares him but like a moth to a flame he can t help but be drawn to her I loved watching Dane grow emotionally in this story he struggles with his feelings for Kenna and did and said stupid things to her at times Dane was the one that got to me the most Watching him come to terms with the past and realizing what he needed to do to get Kenna backOMG the ending sniffles All I will say is have some tissues nearbyI just love books that put you through the emotional wringer and Gena has never disappointed With an entertaining storyline amazing characters and witty dialogue The One You Want is a wonderful story that will tug on your heartstrings and has become one of my new favorites of hers I can t wait for the next book to come out in the series I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review Meh Halfway There was probably my favorite of the bunch because I wanted to know about the town and Fayrene s seriously sistersBuckhorn Ever After was eh I think this is one that would ve worked better a little longer OR if I was familiar with the stories that had come before since it felt like I was supposed to ooh and ahhh every time a new character appeared I really liked the cat though The One You Want is the longest of the bunch and after awhile I started to wonder why oh why it didn t just have its own book It probably would ve been better served that way so you could flesh out Dane s tragic backstory and given me reason to cheer I guess when Kenna gets her total wish fulfillment ending Annnnnnnd One Perfect Night really needed the extra pages that obviously went to The One You Want because it s boy meets girl on skip trip gets first name and nothing and then must find her Story has like 20 pages so luckily he and girl know the same PI get fixedp and it s instant love Tada jazz hands Noah and Colbie probably could ve been interesting if we d had than three seconds to get to know them I could ve been on board for of Colbie s friends But as it was eh Mostly I spent the book wondering whether the odd names were intentional or not And if they were why was Colbie the only one who had anyone call attention to it And then I spun off on a weird mental tangent about what made a name weird and who gave me the authority to call a name nusual even in my own head and basically the stories weren t bad but I m probably not the audience they were going for Halfway There by Susan Mallery really enjoyed this story as I love the fool s gold series and knew I would love this short storyBuckhorn ever after by Lori Foster never read anything by her before but I really enjoyed this story and looking forward to reading of her booksThe one you want by Gena Showalter I love Gena s PNR books and loved this short story as much Her writing really draws me in so I don t think it matters the type of genre she does Will definitely be reading of these from her One Perfect Night by Bella Andre first from this author It was way shorter than all the others but it was good This book was an excellent read by three good authors who wrote their stories for anyone who has been in love before or wanted someone they couldn t be without I wan t sure how each story would go I was excited about how they would end if the store read as well as I thought I loved everything about the book. Kind of guy she needs to avoid but he’s sed to getting what he wants and he wants herNoah Bryant and Colbie Michaels are meant to be at least that’s what he thinks when they keep serendipitously meeting Now he just has to convince her they’re destined for each other in Bella Andre’s “One Perfect Night?.
Thinks he s carefree but deep down he has his own wounds to heal Their chemistry is off the charts There s plenty of sexual tension from the very first time they see each other and throughout the story And these two are so witty there won t be a dull moment while reading thisI wish the story wouldn t have been wrapped Something Radiates up soickly and that is my only complaint but I think this was a great novella and I can t wait to read in this new series ONE PERFECT NIGHT by Bella Andre 3 Stars The Sullivans is the only series from this bunch I haven t read before In fact if memory serves me well this might be my first Bella Andre story as well And it s such a wintery story what with the ski resort vacation and all that it made me want to read of these type of stories That being said this isn t directly a Sullivan story but family friends Colbie Michaels and Noah Bryant Colbie goes on a girls trip to a ski resort but she s not very good at skiing She ends p running into Noah a complete stranger and a hottie who decides to teach her to ski At the end of their wonderful day together they don t exchange numbers and weeks later they both enlist the help of Rafe Sullivan to find their mystery date There is a bit of insta love in this story which might be the only reason I wasn t as into it as the rest of the stories in this anthology But it ended this book in a very sweet note Perfect read for a cold winter afternoon with some cocoaARC provided by authorReviewed by Francesca Don t want to miss any of our posts Subscribe to our blog by email only read lori Foster s books but I really enjoyed it Shohn and Nadine are great together but it was seriously too short I love the buckhorn family and am looking forward to when the story returns to coming in full length novels lori PLEASE I liked the Susan Mallery story alright although Fayrene seems a little exaggerated albeit capable and endearing at times I enjoyed the setting and the other characters It s clear why the Fool s Gold series is so popular Lori Foster s story was frustrating The characters were likeable but they needed time than 100 pages allowed The ending was very rushed and stretched belief I liked the two characters in Gena Showalter s story but I didn t find the background stories ite convincing then again I ve never lived in a small town I admire Showalter s willingness to touch pon heavy topics in a novella though The characterizations were great I liked the touch of vulnerability in the heroine s motherBella Andre s short story is delightfully fluffy This anthology included a few authors I have enjoyed in the past I think I mooched it because it included Susan Mallery whose light romances are generally fun The one here was a sort of Fools Gold novella My only issue is that I really prefer longer books I feel by the time you get into it and start to appreciate the characters these stories are done There are exceptions of course but here I didn t really get into any of the stories Light read for heavy days Corona virus lock downThe cover is not fully intact corner off but the actual book is fine The One You Want is a preuel to Gena s new contemporary series The Heartbreakers I have to say that I m of a PNR girl but since it s a Gena Showalter story I of course HAD to read it And I m so glad that I did This was an amazing story It s a story of love hope and forgiveness Kenna Starr has been paying for her mother s affair with a married man since she was a child Between that and getting pregnant at a young age the townspeople were convinced that she would grow p to be just like her mother And for most of her life the people of Strawberry Valley have looked down their noses at her thinking she is nothing but trashI love how much strength of character that Kenna has She has been trying to walk the straight and narrow always careful of her reputation not wanting to give people reason to gossip about her And through all the snubs and sideways looks she always keeps her ch. Uckhorn Ever After” the last thing Nadine Moest wants is to be the latest notch on gorgeous ranger Shohn Hudson’s bedpost But Shohn is determined to win her trust and her heartKenna Starr will do anything to overcome her bad girl past in Gena Showalter’s “The One You Want” Dane Michaelson is exactly the.
This was such a fantastic anthology I loved all the stories in it though The One You Want is my favourite Can t wait for the rest of The Original Heartbreaks once I read The Closer You Come I picked Graveyard Shift up this book at ased bookstore I knew nothing about it or the authors I liked The One You Want best it had the most plot and character development Buckhorn Ever After and Halfway There were cute I m all for the fantasy of romance novels perfect men falling for imperfect women in GameMaker Studio Book - RPG Design and Coding unlikely circumstances but One Perfect Night was a little too far out there for meOverall however the novellas were pretty typical novella they felt a little rushed but still made me smile There ALL FOR YOU is the perfect read for all you sweet small town loving contemporary romance readers Every story had just the right amount of sexy to keep you warm this winter And I have to say that we couldn t get a better collaboration than these ladies Every story is perfect sweet contemporary romance with the type of characters you can t help but fall in love with right away Not all too original at times but very enjoyable nonetheless HALFWAY THERE by Susan Mallery 3 Stars This story is part of the Fool s Gold series by Ms Mallery I can t say I follow the series but I have read a few of the books in it I always enjoy her stories and her small town feel but I find that for me there s something missing to make them memorable With this novella it was a little bit of the same Fayrene is a bit of a workaholic and she has a plan for her life In the time frame she s given herself to be successful with her business there is no time for love or dating When she meets Ryan who is just in town on a temporary job he seems like the perfect candidate to have a fling with Their story develops from friendship to a relationship prettyickly It s cute I will give it that but I always find those ick I love yous to be hard to believe All in all though it was very enjoyable and a great opener for this anthology BUCKHORN EVER AFTER by Lori Foster 35 Stars Yet another series that I ve read some of but not the full series I can t help but love a story about childhood friends where the heroine has always been in love with the hero but he had to sow his wild oats first and now he realizes the woman he wants was there all along The banter and the easy feeling in the interactions between Nadine and Shohn were the best part of the story They are already friends so this was just taking that next step And there s animals Big sucker for those here Nadine runs a veterinary clinic in town and Shohn is a park ranger He even gets a dog so he can come around often to see her Loved this story THE ONE YOU WANT by Gena Showalter 45 Stars This was the main reason why I wanted to read this book This is the preuel that kicks off Gena Showalter s new contemporary romance series To say I was excited to see what she can do outside of paranormal romance is an nderstatement And the verdict is I think this will be my favorite of Ms Showalter s work in a while THE ONE YOU WANT is fresh and fun By far my favorite story in this anthology and the perfect opening to a series I m dying to read of So we have Kenna Starr the heroine She s a single mother and the daughter of a home wrecker And in a small town the bad girl label is doing her no favors She struggles to pay her bills and she devotes her life to her daughter She s had very little room there for herself her wants or a man Now her mom is marrying the man whose marriage she wrecked and Kenna s future step brother comes back to town for the wedding Now very successful and extremely irresistible Dane Michaelson has his sights set on KennaI don t know why but the step brother theme here worked really well for me I mean they are adults so it s not like they have to live together but it gives them an instant connection Plus they have a past together from their childhood Some good and some bad Kenna is a strong heroine but she s also vulnerable Dane. Four nforgettable stories from the biggest names in romanceFalling in love isn’t on Fayrene Hopkins’s schedule for at least four years but from her very first kiss with charming Ryan Patterson she’s already Halfway There” In Susan Mallery's Fool’s Gold some plans are made to be brokenIn Lori Foster's “B.