Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis

Review of Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis

Published: June 1, 2012

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "Mallory Quinn has had enough of playing it safe. As a nurse and devoted daughter, she takes care of everyone but herself. And as the local good girl, she's expected to date Mr. Right. But for once, she'd like to take a risk on Mr. Wrong. And who could be more wrong than Ty Garrison? The mysterious new guy in town has made it clear that he's only passing through, which suits Mallory just fine. Besides, his lean, hard body and sexy smile will give her plenty to remember once he's gone . . .

For the first time in his life, Ty can't bear to leave. Helping this sexy seductress-in-training walk on the wild side is making him desire things he shouldn't including leaving the military for good. As their just-for-fun fling becomes something more, Mallory and Ty wonder if they could really be this lucky in love. After all . . . anything can happen in a town called Lucky Harbor."

Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis is a story about finding the confidence in yourself you've always had or lost due to circumstances.  What I love about this story is how instantly connected Mallory and Ty are.  They just know instinctively how the other one thinks and how to help out when they can.  I also love how much, even in serious situations, Mallory and Ty laugh with one another.  It's refreshing to read a story where the woman knows how a man feels and knows that he has to figure it out himself.  Lucky In Love by Jill Shalvis  is a fun, intense, romance story about finding your other half and knowing what a life fulfilled really means.  I give this book 5 smirks because the characters are awesome and I can't wait to read more about Lucky Harbor and its shenanigans.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry

Review of Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry

Published: June 26, 2012

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "Imagine her shock when Violet Colby discovers she has an identical twin sister she never knew existed. Why her family was torn apart remains a secret no one can answer—yet. Hoping to develop a sisterly bond, Violet invites her sophisticated city twin to the Colby Ranch in tiny Grasslands, Texas. But when her sister’s former fiancĂ© arrives with questions of his own, country girl Violet finds herself drawn to handsome businessman Landon Derringer. And learns that true love requires faith—and a heart as big as Texas.

Texas Twins: Two sets of twins, torn apart by family secrets, find their way home."

Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry is a story about family and finding your way to love.  I love how a chance meeting with Landon gives Violet everything she really wanted out of her life.  I love the instance bond Violet and Maddie have with one another and how that bond is a strong foundation for bringing other members of the family together.  I love how this book was not a typical romance story, the story is really about uncovering the mystery surrounding the split of a family.  On the romance side of the story, Landon finally finds someone he wants to confide in and for Violet she finds someone she can trust to lean on.  I give Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry 5 smirks because I can't wait to uncover this mystery in this series and I already love most of the characters as it is.