Accidental Rebel packs intrigue and action into a heart-warming love story. This is my first book from Nicole Snow and I will be reading more.
When Miller Rush and Gwendolyn meet, the attraction is instantaneous. Only, he’s on the run for his life. She doesn’t know his whole story, but she knows somethings not on the up and up. She falls for his two kids first and decides he must not be all bad. Her mother pushes the two together with a sly yet less than subtle hand.
The whole situation provides a great set-up and there are definitely on-the-edge of-your-seat moments and places you won’t be willing to put your book down. On the whole, it never gets too dark, too gory or too scary. I’d classify it as a light romantic suspense, although I notice because of Miller’s military background, and the inclusion of other military characters in the story, it’s categorized as a military romance.
Miller describes Gwen’s Mom as being “around fifty.” Now, I’m pushing fifty (not there yet, thank you) and I have to say, if my daughter came to me with two pre-loaded TEN year old grandchildren, there’d be a part of me that was like “Now wait a minute. I am not old enough to be the grandma of a TEN year old.” And May, her Mom, kind of sounds like my kind of woman.
In my mind, I like to think of May as being in her early to mid sixties. Just my personal preference. Maybe that’s because my daughter is TEN. But, to Snow’s credit, she never says May’s age. And it’s also possible she is the age I want her to be, and she just looks so damn good Miller underestimated her age. We’ll go with that.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Missing by Noelle Adams Book Review and Recommendation
Sexy, balanced romance set in Washington D.C. She’s in her late thirties and he’s in his late forties. They don’t act like teenagers and I really kind of love it.
Nathan’s the son of a former two-term President and a powerhouse on the political scene. Security follow him and his daughters. One of his daughters has gone missing.
Lynn’s an editor of a political magazine she founded with her ex-husband. She’s well respected.
After an unforgettable one night stand, they agree to see each other once every three months. Then more frequently.
Their love grows slowly. They treat each other with respect. And kindness. They’ve both learned from failed marriages and appreciate the good things in each other. The story unfolds in third person. The narrator does a good job of letting us see both sides of this indelible relationship.
I’d also like to add a little note about this book cover. HOT. Brings Nathan to life. A quick glance at Noelle Adam’s author page shows she has a knack for picking out delicious male book cover models. Thumbs up, Noelle.
Second-chance, first crush, single Mom romance. This one has all the feels with a heart-gripping battle with a child’s illness. Not only did this one keep me turning the pages, but it kept me on edge. I grew to care about these characters. It’s a sexy love story with a heavy dose of real mixed in.
Emmy loses her virginity to Stephen the night before he heads off to join the Navy. He’s her brother’s classmate and she’s had a crush for years. He has no idea she’s a virgin. Before or after.
Ten years later, their paths cross again. She’s a divorced single mom working at a dry cleaners. He’s a billionaire after selling technology he developed. Chemistry zings, but she’s still pissed he wished her a good life after banging her in a bathroom ten years ago. This time around, he does ask her out on a date.
Her son needs an expensive surgery. Stephen comes up with the idea of a fake marriage to get her son on his health insurance and get them both into safer housing. The chemistry between these two zings. Hot. Tia Louise keeps the reader engaged with this story that tugs at the heart and makes you fall in love with this newly formed family.
Make Me Yours Book Review and Recommendation
Make Me Yours isn’t marketed as part of a series (that I’ve seen) but Stephen Hastings from Stay plays a role as Remington’s friend and business partner. Make Me Yours is a heart warming single Dad romance. It’s lighter than Stay, much more in the romantic comedy range with no scary crisis.
Remington’s first wife passes away when his daughter Lillie is a newborn. He’s been through grief therapy. Four years have passed since he lost his wife. When he meets Ruby, he wakes up and starts to live again. Instant attraction to her in a heart swooning kind of way.
The obstacles they face include a mother-in-law (his first wife’s Mom who now lives with him), her Mom, and a bully bitch from high school. Ruby and Remi handle them all maturely and with humor. Who doesn’t love to hate a mother-in-law who’s all over healthy eating and dressing properly? Take that bitch. Remington stands up to her each and every time. Swoon.
There’s another book, Make You Mine, that features Drew (Ruby’s BFF) and Grayson. Proper reading order would dictate it’s read before this one. Whoops. My bad. But these are all true stand alone. Make You Mine is definitely on my to-read list.