Friday, March 14, 2014

Book Review:Her Summer With the Marine by Susan Meier

Her Summer with the Marine by Susan Meier
Entangled Red-Hot Bliss
Release Date: March 10, 2014

My Review:
Former brief (meaning one-time) lovers, competitors all through school and they've been apart 10-years when they meet up during difficult circumstances.  All of this make Ellie and Finn's story very, very interesting and Her Summer with the Marine an excellent book to read as spring approaches and it feels like love is in the air.

If I went with what I didn't love about this book, there would be very little to write.  I thought the writing/story was a little choppy at times, but that did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. It may be more a testament to my life while reading the story than the book itself, so don't let that deter you. Honestly I really enjoyed every second of this book.  The characters are fun.  Finn is sexy, one of those men that make women from 12-90 just melt between his looks and his undeniable charm.  Ellie is trying to move through life, make something of a career and deal with the guilt that surrounds her and her Dad's situation.  Plus she's still trying to get over that night 10 years ago with Finn. Their love/hate/amazing attraction relationship is fun and when they finally give into it, it's enjoyable to watch.  Of course there will be that time of difficulty as there is with any romance (have to have conflict) but as with any romance you know they will get their happily ever after, just now how it will happen. 

I have to say there were surprises with this book and I look forward to more books by Ms. Meier.  I can't wait to read more about Finn's brothers who are just introduced in the book but should make things interesting in the future.  I believe this is the first of the Red-Hot Bliss line where the passion is a little hotter than the typical Bliss line and it is.  The heat was just right for me and fit the couple in the book.  It's sexy and fun and romantic all in one.  I like how Ms. Meier went at this romance just a bit different with the lust vs. hate type of relationship and how the couple realizes they really play off each other well.  It was fun to watch every second of their relationship and to see each character grow and surprise me.

If you love your romance then this is definitely a book to try.  The characters will engage you, the small town enthrall you and the storyline will make you turn pages at a fast clip.  Her Summer with the Marine is a book that you shouldn't miss and I am so happy I had the chance to review it!

Oh and this one is $0.99 until March 16th so run out and get it now!

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

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About the Book:
Their competition has never been so irresistible

The last person Ellie McDermott wanted to run into after returning to her hometown is Finn Donovan, her high school nemesis and the guy she crossed the line from enemies to lovers with one night years ago. Now ex-military, tattooed, and still sexy as hell, Finn is a complication Ellie doesn’t need—she needs to concentrate on saving her family business.

Finn’s entire life, Ellie was there, going head-to-head with him in every class, bee, and test. So it’s no surprise she’d show up just as he was about to take over her father's struggling business. It is a surprise, though, that his attraction to her is even more explosive than it had been. Acting on their attraction is one thing, but Finn has to turn a profit to save his own family, and nothing—not even love—will get in his way. 

Cover Reveal: Don't Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein

Don't Fall
Release Date: 2014
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads::
In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL.

Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn't go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn't even have a best friend. 

But Anya doesn't seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.

Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.

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About the Author
Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

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