Review of “Coffee Break” by Lori Hayes

This is a brand new author for me and I was excited to read it because she is a North Carolina author. I also love coffee so that drew me into wanting to read this book as well. However, this is one of those books that make me wish they had a rating system like the movies because it had a little more sexual descriptions in the book than I would have liked. I usually only read Christian fiction because of that but I would give other authors more of a chance if I had an easy way to tell that they are closed door romances. Other than the spice in the book that was not appealing to me, the rest of the book was good and the spice to me added nothing to the plot.

Review of “The Wedding Veil” by Kristy Woodson Harvey

I have read only one of her books before this one and it had several curse words but no explicit sexual material that I could remember. However, I do not remember which curse words it included. Even though I usually read Christian fiction or clean fiction, I decided to give this author one more try because this book had my favorite North Carolina attraction in it which is Biltmore Estate. This novel is a split time novel which is set during the time of the Vanderbilts and also present day. I was disappointed but not surprised that this book also had curse words in it. Because I could not remember if there was any sexual material in her previous book I read and any sexual innuendos, I was not sure what to expect of that in this one. I was hoping that there would not be any but there was some which though were more than I would have liked they at least were short. This book was from the point of view of three women and some a little disjointed at times even though two of the women were related. I personally do not want to read anymore books by this author due to the curse words and slight sexual material. I would have enjoyed it much better and passed it on to someone else if those things had not been included. I also do not think the story would have suffered without them; in fact, I feel the story would have been much better if they had been left out.

Review of “Love on a Whim” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This is the third novel in the Cape Cod Creamery series. The main female character is Brynn Haywood and she is the best friend of the main female character from the first novel in the series. I absolutely loved this book. However, when I finished this novel, I found myself wanting it to last longer. I would really love it if the author wrote another book in this series. Overall, I would recommend this read.

Review of “Hidden in the Night” by Elizabeth Goddard

I really like books by Elizabeth Goddard. This is the third in the Missing in Alaska series. Even though the books build on each other some, you can still read it even if you have not read the previous two books. This novel has several things going on that I tried to piece together while reading it. Also, there was more to Ivy’s story than was originally told and I kept trying to figure that out as well. I thought that there was a good balance with romance and suspense. I would definitely recommend this novel.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.

Review of “Their Unlikely Protector” by Meghann Whistler

Books by this author are on my always read list. I was really excited to read this novel after reading the blurb. I found it different that in this novel the kids are the woman’s brothers and not her kids. I do not remember reading another book where this is the case so that made this one more interesting. Valerie and Brett have a history that was woven throughout the novel. One of my favorite parts of the book was how Brett interacted with Dylan and Derrick who are Valerie’s twin brothers. This was a heartwarming book. I definitely would recommend it.
 
I received a complimentary copy from the author. The opinions in this review are my own.