Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ticket to Bride





Ticket to Bride: Inspirational Western Romance (Bride Texas Book 3)
by Liz Isaacson


With one ex behind her and no men in her future Navy’s one dream doesn’t look like it will become true.  Now with her ex meeting her goal but with someone close to her. She is off and running to Bride Texas to find a husband she hopes with  a matchmaker there that is never wrong and the first bride status where the first bride to step foot on Bride Texas got run out on. What has she got to lose? The only man that she is attracted to lives there and she does not. He also does not believe in the matchmaker even if she is his grandmother.

Gavin has had a big run of bad luck when it comes to women. Maybe it was because they were all blondes maybe he should try a different hair color. It just so happens the only woman who has attracted him in a long time is blonde. Oh great another woman for his grandmother to find a match for.  No way no how is this going down.

When these two meet for the first time sparks fly tempter raise.  Every where they turn they are in each other’s face. She needs a handy man his is the only name the town will give. What’s a girl to do but swallow her bride and give in? They still fight the attraction as they butt heads, she has no plans to move and he wants a ranch. They see no way for their relationship to work out.

I have read one other book in this multi-authored series all are clean sweet reads filled with romance, drama, a few shocks, humor and so much more.  All the characters are well developed, very likable, and down to earth.  Granny is just so sweet wonderful character I feel in love with her from the start. Both are  a little smart mouth that leads to some fun laughs for me. The buildup of the story is smooth, fun but all is not fun and games when it comes time to go home. I found it hard to put down and stayed up when I should have been in bed. I did feel there was a few places it moved a little too fast for me but I totally enjoyed the read. Sweet clean romance that keeps you smiling and laughing what else could you want.

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Navy Richards is thirty-five years of tired--tired of dating the same men, working a demanding job, and getting her heart broken over and over again. Her aunt has always spoken highly of the matchmaker in Bride, Texas, and Navy knows the legends of the statue there like the back of her hand.

So she takes a six-month sabbatical from her high-stress job as a pediatric nurse, hops on a bus with a ticket to Bride, and dances around the statue of Ellora Shepherd the very night she arrives. The next day, she meets with the matchmaker and then meets her grandson, Gavin Redd. He's handsome, he's hardworking, and he's a cowboy. But is he an Aquarius too? Navy's not making a move until she knows for sure.

Gavin hates everything about the legend of Bride. The statue. The stupid bus station. The blondes who come to town believing in such ridiculous things. As if a silly dance and a simple visit with his eighty-three-year-old grandmother are going to help a woman find a man.

So maybe he's had his heart broken a time or two. Or five. Or maybe he's too focused on caring for his grandparents to date. Or maybe, just maybe, he needs a little bit of the Bride magic to make him realize that just because Navy believes in the legends he hates doesn't mean she's not the one for him. Can Gavin and Navy navigate their differences to discover they could be a perfect match?

This is Book 3 in the Bride, Texas series, a collaboration by today's biggest contemporary romance authors! Check out all the titles here: lizisaacson.com/books/bride/

1. Bride & Prejudice by Bonnie R. Paulson
2. Unlucky Bride by Sylvia McDaniel
3. Ticket to Bride by Liz Isaacson
4. Bride 'Em Cowboy by Twist Roberts5. Over My Wed Body by Veronica Wade6. Sleigh Bride by Neve Cottrell7. Bride for Hire by Debra Clopton

Monday, October 9, 2017

His Trophy Wife


His Trophy Wife

Written by: Leigh Michaels
Narrated by: Paula Slade
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:08-26-16
Publisher: Leigh Michaels



What do you do when your father has lost everything and you must sell on his death leaving you and your mother with no income, and no place to live? How about if you are a man who wants the better things in life that only a wife in high standing can give you. The answer to this question is to marry into money or position which both Morganna and Sloan do. One wants to make sure her mother is taken care of the other wants a position that only old money can give him. Do not be taken in by his smooth gentle charm he has a secret if it come out might harm his marriage.


Ms. Slade narration was very good she really put the emotion into the story without going overboard. Some of her character voices are close to others but for the most part you have no trouble knowing who is talking and what they are feeling.  There were no background noises if any breaks were taken I could not tell. It is a great clean, fun audio that I really enjoyed. Sloan comes off cool, at times cold and easy going. Not much really gets to him. Whereas Morganna tries her best be do the same she isn’t able to pull it off. The narrator has no trouble deploying these qualities to her listeners.  There was no repeating of words. It is a very clean, clear audio that is very enjoyable.

The author puts a few twists in that I didn’t see coming. I did work out who was doing it and the why but at times I was a little unsure. I loved the mother she is cool but sees more than anyone things.  I really liked this characters she is sneaky. Morganna I have mixed feeling about I liked her and her wit the way she comes back is great. She isn’t a snob but a very caring person. You know almost from the start that she didn’t marry for herself but her mother and that Sloan more or less blackmailed her into it. She didn’t really grab me and pull me in like some of the characters did. Sloan was a little too cool or cold for me. Nothing seems to get to him not even when things happen to his business he doesn’t get excited or loss his tempter. I just don’t know too many people who wouldn’t show some signs of what they are going through even in private. The fire marshal is very surprising he had me going for a little while. I really liked the plot and the characters just some more than others. I do not think the author really gave a good reason why the person did what they did to the business.  Where all that hate came from blew my mind.

It was a fun read that does pull you in at times it is funny and other times heartbreaking. Very clean and easy to follow.  I really enjoyed the touch of suspense and the danger the author puts into this story.The romance has a nice buildup very smooth and easy.   I did enjoy it and plan to listen to more of this author and narrators work.



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When Morganna Ashworth's father died, leaving her his debts, Sloan Montgomery realized he could finally achieve his two lifelong ambitions: the acquisition of a socially acceptable wife, and revenge on the Ashworth family!
In return for him paying off the debts, Morganna became Mrs. Sloan Montgomery. But once they were wed, Sloan didn't bargain on falling deeply in love with his trophy wife! Especially considering all the secrets and lies between them....
©2001 Leigh Michaels (P)2016 Leigh Michaels


Jester: No Prisoners MC



 Jester: No Prisoners MC, Book 2

Written by: Lilly Atlas
Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Series: No Prisoners MC, Book 2
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:02-15-17
Publisher: Lilly Atlas Books





This was a very hot heat read that I thought was realistic with wonderful character you could relate to. What really made this audio for me was the duel narration. The author gives you a sweet woman who is pulled into a dangerous situation when her brother is caught steal from a biker gang. Emily has raised her brother from the age of 13 when her parents died. She has done the best she can but sometimes that isn’t enough when you have a strong minded brother who is hooked on drugs. Making the gang hunting him down and finding his sister was not a wise move at he will soon find out. Emily must do as they ask or they will kill her brother. Her life has been simple up to this point she is more or less sweet and innocent but not that innocent. She must put herself into their rival gang to find out information turn it over to her brothers gang but doing this could get her and her brother killed. On doing this they will release her brother to her. She has two weeks and the countdown has begun.


I loved how the two narrators broke this down doing more or less throw own gender. Mr. Levine has a very strong voice that is sexy, kind, rough, strong, hard, and smooth all at the same time. Ms. Deward has a very sweet voice that can be rough if need me but she is sweet, kind and strong. Both of their normal voices are delightful as was their character voices. There were no background noises, no volume changes, you could not tell where one left off and the other began in this I mean it was smooth and sounded like how two people normally talk. The emotions these two displays throughout the audio are amazing. You always know who is talking and what they are feeling. I loved how they chuckled or laughed along with showing pain and sorrow from start to finish. This audio was exciting, thrilling and passionate filled with real emotions pulling the listener in. I had not listened to anything by them before and was blown away by their performance. If any breaks were taken I could not tell what they deliver is a fun, thrilling ride full of passion, hurt, pain and sorrow trying to make it out alive. When all hell breaks loose you are pulled to the edge holding your breath talking to the characters as if they were real. I was hooked from start to finish. I wish I could give these two more stars.


The author gives you a well balance story that is well thought out. She fills it with excitement, danger, passion and indifference of the unknown. The plot falls together easy making it a very believable story. I really enjoyed the twists and turns they were exciting and kept me on the edge. The main characters were a delight the supporting characters some you fell in love with others not so much. I laughed, chuckled and wanted to cry at a few heart stopping moments. My mind cannot even wrap around what Emily has to do which makes it even harder when she falls for the head of the MC reveal gang. When it comes down to her brother of her lover which one will she save? I think we all do stereo-typing, not everything is as you have heard or even seen. Sometimes there are some good guys that look rough and tough but can be so sweet and gentle but at the same time if you mess with them or theirs there will be hell to pay. Emily finds this out the hard way which leaves her in more danger then she has seen in a life time. She isn’t sure how she will make this work but she must. She will give her life for the men she loves. This is a very passionate filled read with chemistry that is off the wall. It is hot, exciting and one you won’t forget for a while. I loved the humor, the baiting of one another as each has their own goal. This is one of those books I will listen to again. I really didn’t want it to end.




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Thrust into a world of danger and fear, first grade teacher, Emily, is forced to comply with a terrifying MC president’s demands in order to save her brother’s life. Her only port in the storm is Jester, a member of a rival MC she’s supposed to use and betray. Jester proves to be the opposite of everything Emily expects, and before long she’s in his bed, and he’s in her heart.

Jester would give life and limb for the No Prisoners Motorcycle Club. His sole focus needs to be on the impending attack against their enemies, the Grimm Brothers. Meeting sweet and innocent Emily wasn’t part of his plan, and falling for her is out of the question.

Can Emily save her brother’s life without destroying the man who opens her eyes and heart to an amazing world of pleasure? She’ll do anything in her power to help her brother while protecting Jester, but when Jester finds out she was sent by his enemy, she may lose everything she’s trying to preserve.