If We Were a Movie by Kelly Oram Power of the Matchmaker #3 Cute and clever. Characters seemed more like 16-year-olds and the plot was more typically what you’d see in high school, rather than college. A few characters felt over the top. I wouldn’t give this to my teen to read unless I planned to have a discussion with them about it afterward. But if you like lighter contemporary romance, with funny characters and crazy situations, this one will fit the bill. The Power […]
Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen Clean contemporary romance. LDS content, but not preachy. This is not a light-hearted romance. It deals with some serious issues—grief, abuse, physical injury and recovery, guilt, trust, healing. The main characters, Gracie and Jace, are strong and compelling as they work out their differences and insecurities. There were parts that felt slower and forced, but overall, a good read. 4 stars.
Eleanor and the Iron King by Julie Daines Medieval Romance. I loved pretty much everything about this book. The writing is good, the plot is involved and filled with intrigue, and the characters are strong enough to make them interesting. If you like medieval period pieces, historical romance, or strong female leads, you’ll love this. 4 1/2 stars.
Broken Things to Mend by Karey White Power of the Matchmaker #1. Build as a romance, this story has more to it. There’s a depth to the characters as they deal with real-life tragedy. A good mix of heartache and healing, creating a strong hope for the future. Harsh situations, but clean. Not explicit. 4 stars.
Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt (Hoping this will be a series.) Clean romantic suspense. Interesting characters, fast-paced, fun plot, awesome twists. Don’t try too hard to figure out the connection to the Scarlet Pimpernal. It’s there, but very loose. Just enjoy! Loved this book!!!! I’m totally geeking out over all the twists and turns. Surprised me so many times. 4 1/2 stars.
Storm by Kate Palmer Book 2 in the Western Hearts series, but not a direct sequel. Each of the books in the series are stand-alone reads. A clean romantic suspense. A sweet story, with a plot that kept me reading. Satisfying ending. 4 stars.
Not Always Happenstance by Rachel Anderson Power of the Matchmaker #2. A clean, contemporary romance with just a hint of magic. Well-written, enjoyable characters with both strengths and weaknesses. Rich descriptions of Hawaii and culture that weave through the story almost as a counterpoint to the plot. If you like light contemporary romance, this is a story for you. The Power of the Matchmaker is a series of twelve romances, all written by different authors. While each book is a stand-alone read, they all contain […]
Keeping June by Shannen Crane Camp June series #4. Must read in order A clean romance and a sweet end to a wonderful series. Great characters. I recommend this to anyone who likes a good clean read with fun characters. This book has LDS (religious) content, but is not preachy. 4 1/2 stars.
The Secret Life of Daydreams by Lucinda Whitney A clean romance and more. Deals with falling in love, losing and regaining your faith, living with an aging parent, and more. I liked the characters, but I loved the setting! While primarily a romance, it could also be labelled as General/Women & Family Issues. Contains LDS (religious) content. 4 stars.