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Sweet Complications | Stacy Claflin

 


Today I am reviewing Sweet Complications, another Indigo Bay Second Chance Romance — this one is written by Stacy Claflin.

Here is a brief synopsis:

He can have any woman he wants… except her.

NFL quarterback Dylan Manley’s life revolves around his career and the fame associated with it. He’s only back in Indigo Bay to help with a fundraiser in memory of his best friend. But then finds he has to work with Brooke—the one person who has always made him trip over his own feet.

Brooke Davenport is a far cry from the girl next door who left town years ago. Focused on her political aspirations and still recovering from the loss of her doting brother, she wants nothing more than to return to DC for good. But first she has to get through the fundraiser with Dylan, who she blames for her brother’s death.

When a family emergency pulls Brooke’s parents out of town, the success of the fundraiser depends on Brooke and Dylan. He’ll do whatever it takes to show her he’s a new man, but every attempt only makes him look worse. If he can’t make things right, he’ll lose her forever.

Sweet Complications is the 4th book in the Indigo Bay Second Chance Romance series. Each book is a standalone, so you can read them in any order.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Sweet Complications is a wonderful story!

This is the first story I’ve read by Stacy Claflin, but it definitely won’t be the last. The characters are indeed complicated, yet colorful. Twists and turns. . . trouble and more trouble. . .

Brooke is determined to continue her career in D.C., until the worst happens. . . and then she’s even more determined to distance herself from her family and friends so they won’t suffer, too. Dylan is doing everything he can to help, but when sherries to refuse his help, what is he to do?

I really can’t say more; I don’t want to give away too much. But I hope I’ve said enough to pique your interest enough to pick up your own copy and read it for yourself. The story will most definitely hold your interest until the very end.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

A Mom For His Daughter | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Mom For His Daughter, a Love Inspired story by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A Dad’s Second Chance

Widowed single dad Marc Delacroix doesn’t have time for surprises—especially one like Fiona Bryce. Finding out that she’s the biological aunt of his adopted daughter, Stella, is a big shock.

While Fiona’s commitment to the little girl appears to be genuine, Marc wonders if he can truly trust her—or his own heart, which he vowed never to risk again.

Fiona’s eager to connect with the sweet young niece she never knew she had, but Marc seems determined to keep her at arm’s length. Could Marc and Fiona’s shared love of Stella be the bond that transforms their fragile connection into a real family?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I totally understood Marc wanting to help his young adopted daughter to feel comfortable around other children. . . and his reluctance to include the child’s aunt in his daughter’s life. It’s difficult to trust — especially after you lose the people closest to you.

But of course when Marc and Fiona develop feelings for one another, we’re all rooting for them! After all, they both experienced so much pain and loss, and they certainly deserved a happily ever after story!

And I loved how Marc — and Fiona — push beyond their own comfort zones to do what was best for young Stella, even though Marc’s own mother discouraged him. Thank goodness his sister was there to encourage him to do the right thing.

Don’t miss this sweet story of happily ever after!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

A Team Macachek Christmas Anthology | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Team Macachek Christmas Anthology by Jean C. Gordon.

This anthology includes three wonderful Christmas stories. . . Holiday Escape, A Team Macachek Christmas, and Christmas Pizza to the Rescue.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Fall in love with the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit in these three heartwarming holiday stories:

Holiday Escape

Bridget O’Brien lost her fiancé to a dangerous job. And, while she’d love to have a relationship like the one she lost, the last thing she wants is one with another man who willingly puts his life in danger. Luke Foster is a motocross racer whose track record with women runs short and no-strings-attached on both sides. He’d never seriously pursue a forever-after woman like Bridget. All they want is a holiday week away. Bridget from her well-meaning family’s condolences about her planned Christmas Eve wedding and her memories of a future that won’t be. Luke from his family’s annual critique at which he and his life choices always fall short of expectations. But, under the blue Caribbean skies, anything can happen.

A Team Macachek Christmas

Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper. Being thrown together to plan the race team’s Christmas party reignites a flame Lauren thought she’d extinguished when she broke up with Jesse six months earlier. But will Jesse’s well-meaning secret Christmas gift—meant to help win her back—compromise the independence Lauren is fighting to establish? Is it, as she maintains, the wrong time for their love?

Christmas Pizza to the Rescue

Jilted at the alter two weeks ago, motocross champion Royce Evans plans to make an appearance at the Team Macachek Christmas party to show the guys he’s just fine. Then he’ll hunker down alone at the team barracks for the rest of the holiday season. Out-of-work investigative reporter turned pizza delivery person Samantha Linder needs money for her younger sister’s special school tuition and needs to re-establish her cred as a reporter. When a freak winter rain storm strands them alone at the barracks, they strike a bargain that benefits them both. But after Sam appears to break that bargain, can even the spirit of Christmas save their blossoming love?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Holiday Escape — After her fiancé dies, Bridget books passage on a “holiday escape” cruise to escape her Christmas Eve wedding date and the memories that threaten to crush her. Away from family and friends, Bridget has a chance to lose herself temporarily with shopping and sightseeing and a chance to relax. In the meantime, Luke agrees to accompany his Uncle Ralph on a holiday cruise — one that will hopefully allow Luke time to rest and recuperate from a recent motocross injury.

Luke and Bridget enjoy spending time together, but another favorite couple in the series is Ralph and Joyce. I loved getting to know Joyce and I found it easy to identify with why she seemed more than a little critical at times. Honestly, I think Joyce and Ralph made this story much stronger — and I loved how all the characters flowed along with the story, and the ending — wow! The ending was perfect!

 

A Team Macachek Christmas — When Jesse Brewster runs into Lauren Cooper again, he’s thrown for a loop when he learns that she’s not attending Syracuse University as she planned. . . instead, she’s working full-time at the Team Macachek headquarters in Chenango Falls. In the meantime, after using her savings to help her mom, Lauren is trying to earn enough money to get back to school before she loses her scholarship.

When Jesse tries to help Lauren anonymously, I cheered him on — but I had a bad feeling about it. I just knew Lauren wouldn’t appreciate his help. I was NOT expecting what happened next, but I was delighted with the outcome. I know if you take time to read this special story, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. So grab your own copy and read it for yourself.

This story can also be found in Sweet Christmas Kisses 4: A Bundle of 14 Wholesome Holiday Romances

 

Christmas Pizza to the Rescue — When Samantha Linder delivers a pizza to the Team Macachek headquarters, Royce Evans thinks the worst about her — that she’s only there to get a tell-all interview. When the weather turns bad and they’re stranded at the barracks, I figured they would both learn a few things about each other. . . and somehow I knew I was going to love this story every bit as much as the others.

Of course, I knew they would have their ups and downs, but I’m a firm believer in “happily ever after” stories and was rooting for everything to work out. I can’t tell you exactly what happens at the end, but I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this sweet story to the very last page.

This story can also be found in Sweet Christmas Kisses 5: A Bundle of 9 Wholesome Holiday Romances

 

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

A Team Macachek Christmas | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Team Macachek Christmas by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A TEAM MACACHEK NOVELLA

Sparks fly from a Christmastime reunion of motocross racer Jesse Brewster and his ex-girlfriend Lauren Cooper.

Being thrown together to plan the race team’s Christmas party reignites a flame Lauren thought she’d extinguished when she broke up with Jesse six months earlier.

But will Jesse’s well-meaning secret Christmas gift—meant to help win her back—compromise the independence Lauren is fighting to establish? Is it, as she maintains, the wrong time for their love?

TEAM MACACHEK: Fall in love with the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

When Jesse Brewster runs into Lauren Cooper again, he’s thrown for a loop when he learns that she’s not attending Syracuse University as she planned. . . instead, she’s working full-time at the Team Macachek headquarters in Chenango Falls.

In the meantime, after using her savings to help her mom, Lauren is trying to earn enough money to get back to school before she loses her scholarship.

When Jesse tries to help Lauren anonymously, I cheered him on — but I had a bad feeling about it. I just knew Lauren wouldn’t appreciate his help. I was NOT expecting what happened next, but I was delighted with the outcome. I know if you take time to read this special story, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. So grab your own copy and read it for yourself.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Holiday Escape | Jean C. Gordon

 

 

Today I am reviewing Holiday Escape by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

A TEAM MACACHEK NOVELLA

Bridget O’Brien lost her fiancé to a dangerous job. And, while she’d love to have a relationship like the one she lost, the last thing she wants is one with another man who willingly puts his life in danger.

Luke Foster is a motocross racer whose track record with women runs short and no-strings-attached on both sides. He’d never seriously pursue a forever-after woman like Bridget.

All they want is a holiday week away. Bridget from her well-meaning family’s condolences about her planned Christmas Eve wedding and her memories of a future that won’t be. Luke from his family’s annual critique at which he and his life choices always fall short of expectations.

But, under the blue Caribbean skies, anything can happen.

TEAM MACACHEK: Meet the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Holiday Escape is a sweet story about Bridget O’Neal and Luke Foster…

After her fiancé dies, Bridget books passage on a “holiday escape” cruise to escape her Christmas Eve wedding date and the memories that threaten to crush her. Away from family and friends, Bridget has a chance to lose herself temporarily with shopping and sightseeing and a chance to relax.

In the meantime, Luke agrees to accompany his Uncle Ralph on a holiday cruise — one that will hopefully allow Luke time to rest and recuperate from a recent motocross injury.

Luke and Bridget enjoy spending time together, but another favorite couple in the series is Ralph and Joyce. I loved getting to know Joyce and I found it easy to identify with why she seemed more than a little critical at times.

Honestly, I think Joyce and Ralph made this story much stronger — and I loved how all the characters flowed along with the story, and the ending — wow! The ending was perfect!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

The Matchmakers | Gordon, Weldon, Belcastro

 


Today I am reviewing The Matchmakers, an Upstate NY Romance, with three novellas from three of my favorite authors.

A Match Made in Williamstown by Jean C. Gordon, A Match Made in Sheffield by Terri Weldon, and A Match Made in Freedom by Lisa Belcastro.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Ellie Alexander is in love. And the only thing sweeter would be if Libby, Natalie, and Stephanie, her three unmarried, unattached granddaughters, could find the same happiness. Maybe with a little help from her and her beau Blake Parker . . .

A Match Made in Williamstown — Libby Schuyler has avoided dating since her break-up with college-sweetheart Jack Parker. Out of nowhere, Jack shows up claiming Ellie is swindling his grandfather, Blake, through a travel agency partnership they’ve formed. Libby and Jack team up to protect their grandparents and get to the bottom of Ellie and Blake’s business and romantic relationship. While Libby and Jack fight their reignited attraction, Ellie and Blake conspire to bring the two together.

A Match Made in Sheffield — Natalie Benton bounced from one foster home to another until she landed on Ellie Alexander’s doorstep. Natalie’s vagabond childhood caused her to yearn for a secure life, which led to Natalie’s five-year plan: complete her law degree, marry the perfect man, become a partner at Montgomery, Haynes, and Preston, and produce one child. Getting arrested wasn’t in Natalie’s plan. Needing a public defender wasn’t in her plan. Falling for Grady Hunter, her public defender, definitely wasn’t in her plan. Can Grady convince Natalie there is more to life than her five-year plan? Is Ellie the only one who sees a future for Natalie and Grady?

A Match Made in Freedom — Stephanie Gould loves life on Martha’s Vineyard . . . until she runs into Kay and Tim, her former business partner and her ex-fiancé, who just returned from their honeymoon. Surprised by the heartache she thought was gone, Stephanie heads to the Berkshires to visit family and friends. Arriving in Stockbridge, Stephanie meets Captain Henry Lewis. Little does Stephanie know, her grandmother has already met Henry, and Ellie thinks Henry is perfect. Stephanie has no interest in dating, Henry included. If only Henry didn’t turn up everywhere Stephanie goes. When he walks up beside her at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stephanie can’t deny her attraction, but she’ll do her best to fight it.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I wasn’t sure what to expect. . . and I found myself completely entertained. I was happy for Ellie, who found a special friend in Blake, at a time when they can appreciate their new relationship. And, of course, she wants her three granddaughters to find the same love and contentment that she and Blake have found. . . if she can just find the perfect matches for each of them.

A Match Made in Williamstown
Libby hasn’t really been able to get over her first love. Ellie and Blake use this to try and bring Libby and Jack together again — hoping this time true love will conquer all. Reading this story, I could just imagine  how heart-broken they both were when they broke up — and I hoped they could put the past behind them and make a future together.

I won’t say anything more, lest I spoil it for you, but I think you’ll love getting to know the characters in A Match Made in Williamstown. They’re funny, loving, compassionate, adventurous, and kind. I’d love to plan my next vacation to visit Williamstown!

A Match Made in Sheffield
Natalie could never have imagined the trouble she’d find herself in when she accepts a dinner invitation — one that costs her $323, not including a 20% tip! Oh my!!!  Thank goodness Grady Hunter agrees to be her public defender when she lands in jail.

Although I have to admit, I was a bit impatient because she refused to listen to his professional advice and tried to do things her way without considering the best way to handle the situation. She should have listened to him. His advice was sound — and worked. Once she finally listened to Ellie and prayed about it, she took his advice and well, I’ll let you read it for yourself and find out what happens.

A Match Made in Freedom
Stephanie’s story was one I easily identified. I really hate to admit it, but I can be more than a little stubborn, especially when it comes to resisting others’ advice that I should date. I really have no interest in a romantic relationship. At my age, I’m more interested in spending time with my family. . . and writing sweet stories for my readers.

Not everyone is faithless and untrue. If I were young, especially as young as Stephanie, I hope I would be willing to take another chance. . . to give a gentleman the chance to prove himself capable of love. . . and commitment. . .  and faithfulness.

Take a chance on A Match Made in Freedom. You just may find a bit of yourself in it, too.

Don’t miss these sweet stories of love, hope, and commitment! And I hope you enjoy getting to know Libby, Natalie, and Stephanie. . . and their matchmaking grandmother, Ellie.

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

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