Category Archives: contemporary

Review: The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain

Categories: 3 butterflies, contemporary, Diane Chamberlain, drama, fiction, literary, netgalley, RBR, review
The Good Fatherby Diane ChamberlainEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished April 24th 2012 by MiraSource: netgalleyA beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back.Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, Read more [...]

Review: King Perry by Edmond Manning

Categories: 5 butterflies, adult romance, contemporary, lgbt, m/m, netgalley, RBR, review
King Perryby Edmond ManningEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished February 27th 2012 by Dreamspinner PressSource: netgalleyIn a trendy San Francisco art gallery, out-of-towner Vin Vanbly witnesses an act of compassion that compels him to make investment banker Perry Mangin a mysterious offer: in exchange for a weekend of complete submission, Vin will restore Perry’s “kingship” and transform him into the man he was always meant to be.Despite intense reservations, Perry agrees, setting in motion a chain of events that will test the limits of his Read more [...]

Review: Deadly Offer by Vicki Doudera

Categories: contemporary, cozy mystery, Darby Farr series, did not finish, netgalley, RBR, review, Vicki Doudera
Deadly Offerby Vicki Doudera;Editions: ebook, paperback;Published April 8th 2012 by Midnight Ink;Source: netgalley;High-stakes real estate and a tangled vine of secretsWhen Darby Farr’s assistant hears that his sister, Selena, has suddenly died in her hottub, they travel to Selena’s magnificent vineyard estate nestled in the heart of southern California wine country. There, Darby discovers that Selena was entertaining offers from three overeager prospective buyers — and Selena’s death was no accident. As a saboteur wreaks havoc on the property, Read more [...]

Review: The Milestone Tapes by Ashley Mackler-Paternostro

Categories: 4 butterflies, bewitching book tours, book tour, contemporary, drama, RBR, review
The Milestone Tapesby Ashley Mackler-Paternostro;Editions: ebook, paperbackPublished March 13th 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)Source: review copyJenna Chamberland never wanted anything more than to be a wife and mother. That is, until she realized that her life was ending after a three-year battle against breast cancer. Now, all she really wants is more time.With 4,320 hours left to live, Jenna worries for her loved ones and what she knows awaits them on the other side: Gabe will have to make the slip from husband to widower, left alone Read more [...]

Review: A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware

Categories: 3 butterflies, Ciji Ware, contemporary, ghosts, historical, netgalley, paranormal, RBR, re-published, review, romance
A Light on the Verandaby Ciji WareEditions: paperback, ebookPublished March 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published 2001)Source: netgalleyYears after leaving the South, Daphne Duvallon returns to Natchez, Mississippi, for her brother's wedding. But she has a rendezvous with destiny, meeting Simon Hopkins, a nature photographer with a dark side of his own. Daphne finally knows what she wants--until the shadows from another life threaten to destroy her only real chance at happiness.~ Goodreads BlurbThis was really cool to read! Different, Read more [...]

Review: But I Love Him by Amanda Grace (Mandy Hubbard)

Categories: 4 butterflies, abuse, Amanda Grace, contemporary, drama, Mandy Hubbard, RAWBLlinkup, review, ROMR, ya
But I Love Himby Amanda Grace (Mandy Hubbard);Editions; paperback, ebookPublished May 8th 2011 by Flux (first published May 1st 2011)Source: own copyAnn was a smiling straight-A student and track star. But after she meets Connor, it all changes. She surrenders everything to be with him, and by graduation, her life has become a dangerous high-wire act. One mistake could trigger Connor's rage, a senseless storm of cruel words and violence damaging everything--and everyone--in its path.~ Goodreads BlurbJesus freaking Christ! I went through 2 boxes Read more [...]