Saturday, May 28, 2016

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KNOT by M. Mabie

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Blurb
He knows everything. She has all the damn answers. I’ve always been a free spirit. It’s my nature. I crave control, but with her it’s far more. He’s a power hungry climber. Her wealth could buy and sell me. It’s too much pressure being the center of anyone’s focus. She underestimates my desire for her, my need to please just her. When he’s vulnerable, it’s hard to deny him. Her crooked smile cripples me. He hides his demons, but I’m no fool. She thinks not committing to anyone makes her more honest. She’s wrong. A man like him deserves someone who can offer that kind of love. She promises nothing, yet I feel like a king when she says my name. I never let anyone possess me like he did. Not before. Not after. My greatest regret was compromising. I should have never held back. Still, when we’re apart I’m not myself. I miss the days when she was just down the hall. He’s better off without me, and it hurts. The ugly truth is I need her more than she needs me. Our relationship was born out of lust and curiosity. The lies we told ourselves killed it. Together, we found Nirvana. We learned it was all a mirage. I ruined him. I broke her heart. I keep coming back. I can’t let her go. 

KNOT is a contemporary romance and a complete standalone. It is the first spin-off from the best-selling Wake Series. You do not need to read BAIT, SAIL, or ANCHOR to enjoy this book in its entirety, but if you love angst you'll enjoy them, too.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: The Vixen and the Vet by Katy Regnery


In this modern-retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since. 

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years. 

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.


Review

I am a total sucker for sappy, predictable, beautiful reads.  When you add in the fact that this book is a modern take on Beauty and the Beast, I am pretty sure that's a sign it's going to be amazing.  I've had The Vixen and the Vet on my Kindle for several months, but hadn't yet made the time to read it.  Then a couple of days ago I opened it on my lunch break and wham, I was instantly hooked!  All I wanted to do the remainder of the day was read...I refrained since I was at work, but it required a hell of a lot of effort.

The "Beast" of this story is Asher Lee, an Army Vet that went through an IED attack in Afghanistan.  Upon his return to the southern town of Danvers, VA he becomes a recluse; ashamed of the way he looks and not really excited about living.  No one in the town makes an effort to treat him the way he deserves or gives even bothers giving him a hero's homecoming.  In eight years, no one, other than his surrogate Grandmother has even laid eyes on him.  No one that is until Savannah Carmichael shows up at his door step with baked goods.

Savannah, our "Beauty," is back in Danvers after living out her dream in NYC as a big-time journalist for The Sentinel.  One source/relationship turned bad was all it took to not only ruin her career but also the only life she ever dreamed of for herself.  As the story begins she finds herself back home with Mama, Daddy and her little sister, Katie Scarlet  (Could it be anymore southern with this Gone with the Wind reference!) with more than enough time on her hands to figure out a plan that will get her life back while helping Scarlet's wedding go off without any glitches.   So, when an opportunity to write a human interest piece for a newspaper in Phoenix arrives, she quickly figures out a way to not only make it successful but for it to also be the piece which launches her dream career again.

What Savannah isn't prepared for however is for Asher Lee or her uncontrollable desire to know him as more than just a story.  She can't deny the strong draw towards him nor does she really want to.  The big question though is what's going to happen when her big break comes rolling in from Phoenix?  Will she say yes or will she be able to recognize her life dreams aren't what the used to be pre Asher Lee?  Is this story predictable?  At times.  But, it was worth every second I spent reading it.  I loved the anticipation leading up to their first kiss and the struggle that each character faced.  Should you read this story?  Without a doubt! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: An Ounce of Hope by Sophie Jackson



From the fanfic phenom whose debut A Pound of Flesh had over 4.5 million reads, this sequel, An Ounce of Hope, tells the passionate love story of Carter’s best friend, Max.

Max O’Hare can’t seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he’ll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son.

After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in—but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?
 



Review
4.5 of 5 Stars

Sophie Jackson's first novel, A Pound of Flesh was one of my top books of 2015 and I fell in love not only with Kat and Carter but also with her writing style instantly.  When An Ounce of Hope appeared on my kindle in my gut I knew it would be good yet I was unsure of whether or not I would really care tremendously about Max O'Hare, Carter's drug-addict best friend.  Why I doubted this I don't know because here's the truth - it turns out I did and do care about this troubled best friend and the more I read the more eager I was to see how his story would play out.

The beginning of the book begins with Max in rehab.  Although I understand the need to see him in this setting and set the stage for his story, I couldn't help but feel as though it gave the story sort of a slow start.  Things however pick up once Carter and new character Grace finally show up in the same town.  For me it was around the 20% mark before I felt myself getting more and more addicted to the story and having a harder time setting the kindle down to deal with life's interruptions.   

Grace is such a sweet, innocent character who from first introduction you know in your heart deserves happiness.  Max is a troubled character who has been dealt a crap hand of life and is very jaded, he too deserves a break and you want that for him, but he's also a wild card and you're just not sure how he's going to react in certain situations.  Max wants to live, he wants to be happy, but that happiness seems so far out of reach to him.  

Grace and Max completely balance each other out, when these two share a chapter or even a page you will not be able to help but smile and cheer them on towards a HEA together.  They both have experienced such tragedy and heartache they can understand where the other is coming from.  I have often heard it said that pain and horrible situations will either make you a bitter person or a better person.  These two characters display the truth of this statement.  Grace wants to move on and learn from the past, while still living.  Max prefers to wallow in the past and let it prevent him from ever being happy.  The question is whether or not will they choose one another when push comes to shove.

Ms. Jackson perfectly crafts a story that illustrates how Max struggles with his addiction, anxiety, depression and trust of others.  I can't help but believe that this is exactly how someone with this mindset truly thinks and acts.  It also shows how their actions affect everyone else in their lives.  The story was beautifully written and has me itching to begin Riley's story ASAP.  

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead


Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series.

When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.

Don't miss their unforgettable final chapter...

LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL

Review:  5 of 5 stars

The Ruby Circle is the final installment of the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. This series has basically consumed my life for the last ten or so days.  I loved Vampire Academy and all the fun, exciting things that happened in it with Rose and Dimitri.  I was really unsure about how this series would compare, especially since Sydney seemed so boring and uptight in VA.  I am so glad that I didn't let my preconceived notions get in the way of loving this series.  I dare say that I loved it more than Vampire Academy!

TRC begins with a frantic search for Princess Jill Dragomir.  Since Adrian and Sydney are basically trapped at Court they are going stir crazy and a little insane trying to figure out who has Jill and why.  A surprise visit from Ms. Terwilliger brings some human magic to Court.  Once it is clear that whoever is holding Jill captive has a grudge against Sydney a plan begins to form.  Can Sydney protect herself the the Alchemists waiting for her on the outside?

After Sydney's escape from Court, Adrian is left with his own demons to face, in the form of spirit and his dead Aunt Tatiana.  Olive, the Strigoi that was restored to a Dhapmir has run away from her sister Nina and anyone else that is searching for her.  Nina begs Adrian for help to find her in a spirit dream the truth is revealed, but at what cost?  Is the use of spirit magic worth the cost?

Prepare yourself for a roller coaster of emotions and twists and turns that you did not see coming you way.  I thoroughly enjoyed every book in this series.  I felt like each book was a little better than the last.  That being said, I think that Richelle Mead has left the reader with some unanswered questions and many possible storylines for future spin offs into another series.  I hope that one day she decides to create another series to answer them.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Review: Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead


In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.
 


Review:   5 of 5 stars

Silver Shadows is excruciatingly long at times.  It was very well written and I loved it, but it is hard to watch Sydney and Adrian fall apart.  You remember that Sydney was taken captive by the Alchemists at the end of The Fiery Heart, and she is as brave and smart as ever.  However, how much can a person take before they give their captors what they want?

Adrian loves Sydney so much but in order to find her he has to stop his mood stabilizing pills and utilize spirit.  It has that depressive, crazy effect on him that makes him do really stupid things.  Especially when he can't seem to find her in her dreams.  No one understands what keeps her from being found 24/7 for months.  When the pressure gets to Adrian and his dead Aunt begins speaking to him, will be be able to overcome spirit to help Sydney?

SS is an excellent book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was very glad that we got to see the story from the POV of both characters so we did not have to wonder what the other was doing during the long stretch they were apart.  Both of the characters struggle with torture of a very different type.  There is no doubt remaining as to who the evil creatures are in this series: The Alchemists.  They will stop at nothing to have complete robots to do their bidding all in the name of morals.  Ironic, since they really don't have any.  

It seems that a lot of the book is doom and gloom.  And I won't lie, I was pretty anxious while reading it.  There were many lows, but the highs were amazing.  I loved the reunion and the scenes that followed.  It really makes me wish that they would finish this series on the big screen.  It would make an awesome movie.  I loved every second of this book, and with all the others, it ends with a heck of a cliffhanger.  I am so glad I get to finish this wonderful series now. Off to read The Ruby Circle!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Review: The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead


Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the wolds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her...

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.


Review:  5 of 5 Stars

The Fiery Heart picks up with a huge surprise....it contains Adrian's POV!  I have to admit, I wasn't sure how I felt about that considering I am so used to Sydney and the way she processes things.  Thankfully, we got the best of both worlds.

Adrian and Sydney are struggling to keep their relationship secret since the entire thing is completely taboo.  But, how do you hide that kind of love?  To make matters worse, Sydney's sister, Zoe, is now assigned to Amberwood.  Her disdain for the Moroi and Dhampir is palpable so she questions everything that Sydney does to help them.

I loved hearing Adrian's POV.  I totally understand why he acts the way he does and the control that spirit has over him.  Seeing him struggle in his own mind is terrible and made me pity him and see things in a new light.  Before I would just get angry with him, but now I can see that he really can't control what he is doing.

Sydney still has the same struggles as in previous books, but not nearly to the extent she had earlier.  She struggles more with how to see Adrian and be with him and not tip her hand.  I love seeing the carefree side of her that appears with Adrian.  If everyone else would leave them alone, they could be so happy!  :)

TFH is full of love.  Yeah, there is a little drama, but the majority of this book is dedicated to figuring out the "cure" for Alchemist tattoos and for protecting humans and Moroi against Strigoi.  No one is smarter than Sydney.  The other theme to TFH?  Sydney and Adrian.  It finally happened. And it was so sweet and wonderful.  I am so happy for them, but I am so scared for them too.  What will happen if they are caught?  We all know that it is beginning to look inevitable.  And the ending....ripped my heart out.  Now, off to start Silver Shadows.  I can't wait any longer!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Excerpt Blog Tour: Spy Girl by Jillian Dodd

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EXCERPT: I know the drill. Open my orders, commit them to memory, destroy them.
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Protect the heir to the throne of Montrovia, uncover the person or persons behind the plot to assassinate him in order to take control of this geographically important sovereign nation, and eliminate the threat. Get close to the hottest Prince on the planet and work for Black X, the double-black covert group so secret even the President of the United States is on a need-to-know basis? I accept. I think about what he said about me looking good in a bikini. Do they want me to hookup with this Prince in order to protect him? Are you kidding me? I’m valedictorian. I have the school’s highest scores in everything from parkour to the number of ways I can kill a man. I frown as I’m burning my orders in the fireplace. “Sir, may I speak freely about my assignment?” “I’m afraid I’m not privy to your orders. My job was to help choose the student best fitted for the task based on the parameters given to me.” “And one of those parameters was that I look good in a bathing suit?” He chuckles. “In this situation, my dear, they need an operative who is not only the best and brightest but one who can also demand male attention. Your handler is waiting for you outside. You leave immediately.” “But I need to go pack. Tell people goodbye.” “I’m afraid there’s no time.” He stands up and, in an uncustomary show of emotion, hugs me briefly. “Godspeed, X.”

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 "Spy Girl is an intrigue filled, exciting ride through a world you'll wish you were part of and want to know more about!"- J. Sterling, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author. 

 "Spy girl was fun and fabulous! Jillian Dodd had me turning the pages as I was taken on an action-packed ride filled with mystery and secrets, not to mention a super sexy cast I fell head over heels for. I loved every second!" - A.L. Jackson, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author 

 "X" to me was a younger version of a kick ass Angelina Jolie that had all the moves to back up her reputation as being the best. With gadgets and gizmo's aplenty this book will appeal to the spy in all of us and brings together a fun, flirty, thrilling read. - The Romance Cover 

 "My favorite read of 2016! Spy girl is 007 meets Gossip Girl level decadence, charm, and badass! 5+ stars!" - KA Linde, USA Today Bestselling Author 

  ABOUT JILLIAN DODD: Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen contemporary romance novels, from the The Keatyn Chronicles and That Boy series to Vegas Love. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida. Checkout Jillian's website for added content and sneak peaks at: www.jilliandodd.net and be sure to sign up for her newsletter there.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Making Faces by Amy Harmon



Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.


Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast where we discover that there is little beauty and a little beast in all of us. 



Review
5 out of 5 stars


Do you ever fall totally in love with a book?  I mean, head over heels, crazy for the characters and everything about it?  Well, I just did with this one from Amy Harmon.  Unfortunately though, the problem when that happens is that it is so hard to write a review, to convey just exactly how much love you have for this amazing book find.  Nevertheless here is our attempt at gushing over the awesomeness that is Making Faces.

We are am ashamed to admit how long it has taken us to sit down and read this book.  However, over the last couple of years we have been reading so many things for blog tours and on deadlines we got burned out and almost lost the desire to read what we wanted.  This year, we are back to doing things in our time and reading only what we WANT to read and what a difference it makes!  It is so liberating to go to the Kindle and just choose whatever book catches our attention.  

Last week, I was in a reader group that questioned Ms. Harmon on how she can incorporate religion in her books so bold, yet respectfully.  Her answer was so profound it made me instantly go to my Kindle and search her name.  This one popped up and I am happy to report that it left a huge imprint on my heart.  

Making Faces is told from the third person.  Honestly, this is really hard to pull off.  Most books told from a narrator POV are confusing and I have a hard time keeping things organized in my mind.  That being said, Ms. Harmon executed this flawlessly.  

Amy Harmon weaves multiple storylines and emotions into this beautiful story.  She allows us to not only get to know multiple characters intimately but to also enjoy each of those characters journeys. Fern Taylor, the awkward girl that believes she is ugly.  Fern also loves romance novels and wants to be a writer.  Ambrose Young, Hercules, to his small town that feels the pressure of being a perfect wrestler.  Bailey Sheen, Fern's cousin and best friend.  Bailey has Muscular Dystrophy and despite the fact that he is disabled, still lives life to the fullest.  Rita, the beautiful blonde that has to live with her choices.  Plus many other secondary characters that impact each other.  

One of the important things I took away from this book is that everyone has circumstances dealt to them that they would like to avoid.  Some people think they are not pretty enough, some that they don't have enough money.  We all are guilty of looking at ourselves and wanting to change something about us either physically, emotionally, monetarily.  Things are never quite good enough in our eyes.  Making Faces is an important reminder that rather than change those things about ourselves we should embrace them and use them to be a blessing to another person.

I know that there is an event in the novel we can all relate to and remember.  Reliving September 11 in the eyes of the teenager characters is so real.  Especially since most of us can remember exactly what we were doing on that day.  If we all traced our own choices back, it would be interesting to see what causes us to make those decisions and travel down those paths in our life.  Seeing the choices play out in the book is a reminder to me of exactly how God is truly in control of everything.  

I am a christian and it is refreshing to read a book with real issues be addressed in a way that honors faith but does not cram it down others throats.  To put it in perspective, here is one of my favorite quotes from the book.  "I don't think we get answers to every question. We don't get all the whys. But I think when we look back to the end of our lives, if we do the best we can, and we will see that the things we begged God to take from us, the things we cursed him for, the things that made us turn our backs on him, are the things that were the biggest blessings, the biggest opportunities for growth." 

In our humble eyes, Making Faces is an absolute must read book.  This is the kind of one-click you don't need to overthink.  You will get your money's worth from this story and honestly so much more.  It's heart-breakingly beautiful and incredibly uplifting.  This book is in a league of it's own and I don't doubt it will impact you in ways you never see coming.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: Spy Girl by Jillian Dodd


What happens when you get pulled out of spy academy before graduation because you look good in a bikini?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
Protect the heir to the throne of Montrovia, while uncovering the person or persons behind the plot to assassinate him in order to take over control of this geographically important sovereign nation, and eliminate the threat.


Get close to the hottest prince on the planet and work for Black X, the double-black covert group so secret even the President of the United States is on a need-to-know basis?  I accept.
 


Review 
4 of 5 Stars

We were pretty excited to read this new book from Jillian Dodd.  We absolutely love the way she perfectly mixes drama and fun into each one of her story lines.  From the get go Spy Girl sounded like something a little different from her normal genre, so needless to say we were interested to see if it lived up to our expectations.

Agent X is pulled from her elite spy academy suddenly to go on a Top Secret and important mission to protect the Prince of Montrovia and find out who is out to kill him.  Taking the cover of Huntley Von Allister, an orphaned heiress, the journey begins.  From her introduction I was intrigued by this character, and even now, with the last page turned I still have many unanswered questions about her true identity, what really happened to her parents and the story behind Blackwood, her spy academy.  Agent X is no doubt a fun character, who sort of reminds me of Keatyn in her personality.  The Prince of Montrovia is her first "real" mission.  This is a chance to actually prove herself, which is necessary if she wants to achieve her ultimate goal, and in order for this mission to be successful she will have to keep her emotions at bay, a task which is proving more and more difficult the further into the mission she gets.

In order to  meet the prince, Huntley and her "brother," another under cover agent, Ari have to make friends with influential people.  Cue the introduction of several notable hotties.  So now not only do we have a dreamy real life Prince interested in Huntley but then there is also Daniel, the VP of the United States son, and let's just say when Huntley and Daniel share a page their chemistry is off the charts!

We throughly enjoyed the first book in this new series from Jillian Dodd!  The second half of the story seemed to keep my attention more than the first part, since I think I had more of a connection to the characters once the story's groundwork was laid.  The first half of the book primarily felt like a launch pad, which I now understand was needed in order to catapult this book into a full blown series.  The only other thing we did not love was the POV.  It seemed to alternate throughout the mission from Huntley to a narrator perspective.  We would have preferred to just have the entire book from Huntley's perspective.  

In conclusion, if you love drama, mystery, fun, and a strong, self sufficient bad ass female lead in a book, this one is for you!  We are certainly hooked and are excited to see where book 2 will lead Huntley on her next mission.  Hopefully, we will get the answers we are seeking on her real identity as well!  Either way, one things for sure...we predict each book to be more and more addicting the further we dive into Agent X's story.  

Friday, April 8, 2016

Review: Roots and Wings by M. Mabie



Welcome to Wynne, population 3,401. 

No billionaires. No professional athletes. No celebrities. 

In this small town, current events are pondered in mirrors at the local salon or around crowded tables at the diner, and there’s a new couple to gossip about. A rough and tumble woman who works in her dad’s garage, not yet ready to spread her wings, shows the new guy in town what it’s like to finally have roots. 

It’s your run-of-the-mill, sexy, Astro van driving dentist meets smart-ass, bass fishing tomboy in a story of real-life romance. 

Low on drama. High on love. 

Pull up a chair and stay a while.


Review
4.25 of 5 Stars

When I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it.  Mo write a book without a bunch of drama?  Was it possible I was about to embark on a journey without wanting to punch someone, throw a temper tantrum or scream?  I had to find out!  The verdict?  YES! And I loved every minute of it.  Well done, Mabie!

Mutt O'Fallon is a small town girl with sass.  She doesn't fit the mold of other girls in Wynne and is proud of it.  I love the fact that she works at her dad's garage, drives a loud truck and can out fish all the men around her.  Is there anything better than a true tomboy?  Speaking of fish, I think that it is a theme with this author.  She apparently loves fishing and using all the lingo in her books to Bait us into reading!  (See what I did there?  If you want drama, go one click that baby and you will be sure to get it!)

When the dentist in Wynne decides to retire, a new, young dentist moves to town.  Vaughn is from Cleveland and has a set of baggage with him.  But, he also is thrilled to experience small town living. He has no idea what it is like to have everyone know your business and think they know all the facts about your life.  The first person in town he meets is Mutt and from the first interaction, I knew it was going to be an amazing relationship.  

Mutt and Vaughn are some of the most likable characters I have read lately.  They both have their faults, but overall, they are really like normal, everyday people.  It was refreshing to read a genuine love story with very dialed down drama, something you could actually believe would happen to one of your friends.  Roots and Wings had a very realistic tone and was overall a simply beautiful story about finding the person who brings out the very best version of yourself.  I for one found myself smiling throughout the entire book.  What are you waiting for?  Travel to Wynne today!