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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

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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

A Match Made in Williamstown | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing A Match Made in Williamstown, one of three stories in The Matchmakers, by Jean C. Gordon.

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 . . .

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.

 

 

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.

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!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

No Time For Apologies | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing No Time For Apologies, part of The No Brides Club by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Kate Lewis left her family’s dairy farm and fell in love with everything about New York City–especially the high-powered, fast-paced world of finance. Once content to lie in the grass and watch clouds float across the sky, her biggest dream now is to work her way to the top of Wall Street.

Jon Smith is so much more than his plain name implies. He’s also a rising star in the world of finance, on a mission to save his grandfather’s cattle farm, and Kate’s former high school admirer.

When a shocking twist of fate puts these two in direct competition for a job they both covet, the last thing they need is any new sparks of attraction. Too bad fate isn’t done with them yet.

Will they give in to their attraction, or is their newfound rivalry too intense to put aside? Find out in this sweet big city twist on the classic second chance romance theme.

About The No Brides Club Series:
Six no marriage vows. Six Mr. Rights. Will a group of strong, independent women break their pledge to one another and choose love over a career? Each book stands completely on its own, but you’ll have more fun if you read them all together!

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I found myself identifying with Kate. . . on more than one level. First, I couldn’t wait to leave the ‘country’ and be a part of the big city. After a few years, I found myself wishing I were back in the country — and was happy to make the move when I got the chance.

And, unfortunately, I’ve been passed over many times for promotions at work for the same reason Kate was struggling with. I think more men are promoted because in general men don’t want a female boss. But whatever the reason, too often women I’ve known were passed over for promotions — even when they were more qualified — because they were women.

Finally, I loved how Kate learned to handle her work. . . and her personal life.

If you enjoy clean, sweet romance, you’re gonna love No Time For Apologies! I haven’t read any of the other stories in this series, but now I’m looking forward to them.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful, fun read!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Sweet Horizons | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Sweet Horizons, an Indigo Bay Second Chance Romance by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

There’s nothing like a wedding to bring people together, but family dynamics can be complicated, especially newly blended ones.

Sonja Cooper is thrilled that her daughter Lauren is marrying Jesse Brewster and giving her a ready-made granddaughter in the irrepressible 3-year old Shelley. The fact that Jesse is also Sonja’s business partner in the launching of the Morrison Mansion B&B is just a bonus.

Custom bike shop owner Jeff Brewster is also delighted that his son Jesse is marrying Lauren and building a new family. The one awkward aspect is the unexpected attraction he feels towards Sonja. For although Sonja feels the same spark, having been burned in her divorce from Lauren’s father, she’s determined never to be dependent on a man again.

Then the Indigo Bay Business Association pits Sonja and Jeff against each other by having their businesses compete for the coveted “New Business of the Year Award.” All’s fair in love and war, but hearts don’t always listen!

This is the 3rd novel in the Indigo Bay Second Chance Romances series, but all books can be read as standalones.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I loved these stories so much I stayed up till 2 AM this morning to finish reading them!

Although Sweet Horizons is from a different series, the story takes up where Sweet Entanglement ends. I want to be very careful to not give away too much from either story, in case you haven’t had time to read them yet. And if you haven’t read Sweet Entanglement, please pick up a copy and read it first; you’ll be glad you did. . . although it’s fine as a standalone, too.

Sweet Horizons continues Jesse and Lauren’s story, but focuses more on their parents — Jeff and Sonja. When a disaster seems to be headed their way, will they work together to keep their dreams alive? Or will they let past mistakes pull them apart?

Don’t miss this exciting sequel to Sweet Entanglement to find out. . .

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

Sweet Entanglement | Jean C. Gordon

 


Today I am reviewing Sweet Entanglement, an Indigo Bay Sweet Romance by Jean C. Gordon.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Is three the charm?

Lauren Cooper is on her way to her life’s dream. She’s financed and finished college and law school all on her own. And she’s up for partner at the largest law firm in Indigo Bay.

There’s nothing to stop her from concentrating everything on achieving that goal. Until Jesse Brewster, the man who broke her heart twice, shows up sleeping off the night before on the beach, and she’s called in to serve as his public defender.

Looking to make a new start after the racing accident that ended his lucrative motocross career and sent him spiraling into darkness, the former champion had envisioned an entirely different scenario if he ever saw Lauren again.

That vision was more along the lines of the successful businessman he’d be once he rehabbed the seaside mansion he’s inherited from his uncle and sold it to open a custom bike shop.

Sparks fly between them, and Jesse vows to fan those sparks once he’s got the project successfully underway. But someone starts sabotaging it, putting Jesse behind on the deadline he has to meet to get the property off the Indigo Bay Planning Board’s condemned property list. And Lauren has a sick suspicion that her bosses are somehow involved.

Jesse and Lauren had once promised they’d wait for each other while they pursued their career dreams. Despite that broken promise, neither can deny the love that’s still between them. But now that they are on the cusp of reaching those dreams, are they willing to risk everything to renew that love?

Team Macachek: Fall in love with the strong women and fearless men of the motocross circuit.

This is the 12th novel in the Indigo Bay series, but all books can be read as standalones.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I had to laugh when I read how Jesse Brewster planned to impress Lauren Cooper if they ever met again. . . and nope, it wasn’t anywhere near what he had envisioned. On the contrary, he couldn’t have made a worse impression.

But the sparks are still flying and cannot be ignored. Will they go for their dreams? Or will they let love guide them? Read Sweet Entanglement to find out. . .

I. LOVE. this. story.

It has everything… laughter, tears, drama, hope, love. . . it’s a perfect ending to the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series!

Don’t miss this sweet story of love and hope!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2019 DJ Mynatt

June 2019 | Jean C. Gordon Feature

 

I am excited to feature the newest books from

Jean C. Gordon

on my bookshelf blog this month

 

 

I’ve featured Jean on my bookshelf blog in the past,

so this month I’d like to concentrate on Jean’s newest books. . .

 

 

AND… I have a surprise to give away to one of my readers…

 

For a chance to win,

leave a comment on one of the posts for this month.

 

 

Donna’s BookShelf is featuring Jean C. Gordon this monthTweet this!

 

 

Blessings!

Feature © 2019 DJ Mynatt

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