Monday, April 20, 2015

Together with you by Victoria Bylin

Back of the book:

When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.

Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.

Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?

This book was definitely an emotional roller coaster. It tugs at your heart for all the characters that are involved. Victoria Bylin did an amazing exploring emotions and pulling on the heart strings. This book was so amazing but I do have a hard time putting these emotions into words. Ryan struck me as a huge romantic at heart but that he was a little bit off hand emotionally until he met Carly. She made him live again. 

I give this book 4 stars. It was a bit hard to read. I have never been as challenged emotionally. I plan to give this book on to some people who can use it too. 

Every Bride Needs a Groom-Janice Thompson

From the back of the book:

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town--the very same day Katie wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--catch on to her humiliation if she does?

Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers adore.

Oh my gosh! Janice Thompson really captured the heart of her characters. Katie is so funny. I completely adore her. She reminded me of me once in a while. I love how she gets along with her family. Some people can really enjoy the small towns. The feelings and emotions of the small town life really rings true for Katie. I love how that she wins her dream dress and really one who was always "planning her wedding." 

One character I didn't really cared about Casey Lawson. He really didn't get my heart beating. I really cared about the pro basketball player. He really seems amazing and works hard. This book is very much a book that I will read over and over AGAIN. That is a huge deal for me because I am not a huge reader. SO KUDOS to Janice Thompson. I give this book 5 stars. 

Until next time,