When a Scot ties the knot #tessadare #romance

When a Scot ties the knot by Tessa Dare

Opinion
I picked this book because I knew it would be throughly entertaining. I have read several books by Tessa Dare and her heroines are a breath of fresh air. Maddie was no different.

The plot alone had me chuckling. From the moment Maddie saw Logan and he was seemingly going along with her farce of a courtship, I knew this was good stuff.

Maddie was a socially awkward person and trying to figure out how to extricate herself from this web of lies she created. When she thinks she has fortified her heart against falling for Logan, he does things that are unexpected and absolutely swoon worthy. I know how she felt.

Gotta to love a guy that reads ❤️

Logan had a rough life and through Mattie’s letters he was able to cope with the horrors of war. He thinks he is heartless and undeserving of anything good in life. I like that his emotional vulnerability was addressed and Maddie could fully understand him.

Though their relationship started as a lie, the reality ended up being much better than either could have anticipated.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. You will laugh at their banter and the secondary characters enhance the story greatly.

Book details
Series: Castles Ever After
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 390 pages

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Asheville area Bed & Breakfast: Dry Ridge Inn

Back when we were doing a lot of traveling, we decided to go to a bed-and-breakfast in North Carolina to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

After doing a lot of research, we chose Dry Ridge Inn.

The inn keepers were gracious hosts. We also loved the location as it was walking distance from the town’s restaurants. And we were also close enough to Asheville that we could drive there in about 15 minutes when we wanted to visit downtown.

I would definitely visit again. I also recommend this location to anyone wanting a change of scenery when visiting this region in North Carolina.

Enjoy some pictures from our stay-

I ordered eclairs to artivr at check in. Celebration calories dont count 😉

Chameleon #alienromance #carabristol


Chameleon ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Synopsis

Young widow Kevanne Girardi catches sight of a meteorite streaking across the sky and wishes for a good handyman to help make her rundown lavender farm a big success. Instead, she gets a shapeshifting alien who apparently has never seen a leaky faucet before. But his loving and noble spirit make him just the man to fix her wounded heart. He hasn’t promised her forever, but a girl can hope, can’t she? Maybe she’ll make another wish…

When his ship tumbles out of the sky and lands on Earth, Chameleon never expects to fall for a human woman. Unfortunately, he can’t stay. He made a mistake that led to the devastation of an entire planet, and now the survivors are depending on him to get them to safety. He must repair his ship and leave before the Xeno Consortium finds him and Earth becomes endangered, too. But oh, he wishes he could stay with Kevanne forever…

Can a twist of fate make their wishes come true?

Opinion

I received an advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

A new group of aliens! That means a new group of guys to find their soul mates and receive their happy ever after.

Chameleon is a alien called Xeno and does not have the best background considering his raise just committed genocide by destroying an entire planet. He has a conscience and that’s why he is on the run with some of the aliens that he was able to save. But The fear that his people will come and destroy earth makes him not want to get too close to Kevanne but at the same time he is drawn to her. While he enjoys what they have, he does not think he deserves in this way.

Kevanne had a very toxic previous relationship and she is being very cautious even though Chamaeleon seems like the perfect man. While she is exploring this relationship, she is still hesitant. She is developing and finding herself and in that, trying to make sure she avoid making the same mistakes she made in her first relationship.

Their story was so sweet because here are two damaged people that are tentative about exploring love end it happens anyway. And the circumstances work out so that they can be together.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?

Buy. By the end, I was happy at the resolution but sad it was over.

Book details

Series:Alien Castaways
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥

Print Length: 179 pages

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Nightfall – Nightmare Dragon #terrybolryder #romance #KU

Nightfall by Terry Bolryder

Opinion

I was gifted this book in hopes I would provide an honest review.

I was eagerly awaiting the receipt of this book because the first book in this series was so exciting to me. This series about nightmare dragons presents a different type of hero, and I am coming to terms with how much I love them.

We first meet Dare in the previous book when he kidnapped his brothers mate. Of course, we know that all of his anger and angst is just because he is misunderstood and lonely.
He has been trying to navigate the world for the last hundred years and while he does it somewhat successfully, he has something missing. It is hard not to root for a guy that has not had it easy in life. Early on I realized, that for all his bravado, he was a man who was lonely and did not want to put himself out there because he was scared of being vulnerable.

Sasha is always picking the wrong type of guy. It is because she has such a big heart and she is trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Most of all, she truly believes in the power of love. However, after her last horrible dating experience that ended up with her boyfriend at the time becoming nightmare dragon food, she has decided to give relationships a break. And while she knows that Dare is emotionally unavailable and totally not the person for her, she cannot help but to be drawn to him.

If you read Nathan‘s story (Midnight) , you know something about their affliction that Dare erroneously assumes for most of the book. I love it when the reader knows something that the character doesn’t.

TOW Final Word: Buy, Borrow, Pass?
BUY. Overall, I loved it. Like I said, I read it multiple times already.

Book details
Series:Nightmare Dragons
Heat Level: 🔥 🔥 🔥
Print Length: 228 pages

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FOODIE FRIDAY: Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks and Sandwiches @shortysnyc #phillysteak #NYCeats #hellskitchen

This Foodie Friday highlights Shorty’s Authentic Philly Steaks and Sandwiches, a restaurant in NYC Hell’s Kitchen (576 9th Avenue – 41st and 42nd).

Shorty’s claims to make “authentic philly steaks”. They say that the secret is in the type of bread that they use. That is why they ship their bread from Philly and bake it on site.

After walking around downtown, we worked up an appetite and hubs wanted a cheesesteak. Works for me. My friend suggested Shorty’s .

I asked, “Are they GOOD?”

She replied, “ That’s where I go.”

I trust her standards because she is a particular foodie like I am.

While he is a traditionalist, I am open to options. Thankfully, Shorty’s gave me a lot to choose from. There were 14 different types of philly steak sandwiches. All served wit’out fried onions unless you asked.

Hubby ordered Cheesesteak (steak, Whiz)
Hubs opinion: Cheesesteak was delicious. Quite possibly better than what he had from Philly. The meat was well seasoned with great meat to cheese ratio.

I ordered Nacho Steak (chicken, avocado, tomatoes, jalapenos, tortilla crunch, pepperjack)
TOW opinion: This is my new favorite way to eat a cheesesteak. I was sold when I saw it had avocado on it. Always order sandwich with avocado! LOL The jalapenos and the pepperjack cheese were not overpoweringly spicy but provided just enough heat so it was not bland. The meat was not dry (a common issue with chicken cheesesteaks). This was a hearty, yummy sandwich. And the tortilla strips added a little crunch for a change in texture. I would definitely order this again.

TOW Final Word
Check out Shorty’s especially if you like cheesesteaks. You will not be disappointed. I know I am going back the next time I am in NYC!

Hours and Website
Sunday-Wednesday 11am-2am
Thursday-Saturday 11am-3am
http://www.shortysnyc.com (check website for delivery zone)