Thursday, October 22, 2015

Book Club Thursday:Free Day-Authors New To Us



     Hi Readers. Welcome to this weeks Book Club Thursday. It's a Free Day so we decided to share new favorites. Authors that are new to us!
     Being a reviewer and blogger gives us an advantage to discover a lot of authors that we might not have discovered through normal word of mouth recommendations. In turn, this lets us share these new talents with you, our readers. There are a lot of authors out their that have caught my eye this past year. I have shared a lot of them with you, hoping that you enjoy them as much as I have.
       One of my new favorite authors really stood out for me. Her contemporary romance series is by far one of the best I found this year. Recommended to me by my fellow blogger Ann @ Romancing the Readers, Darcy Burke writes one of the most emotionally gripping series I have read in a long time, The Ribbon Ridge Novels.


WHERE THE HEART IS is a novella that starts the series off. These stories should be read in order for your best enjoyment.

Blurb:

Home is more than a place . . .

Breaking free from her structured life, Chloe English quits her high-powered job and moves across the country to work as an art teacher. The simple life is all she hoped it would be until her house burns down, leaving her homeless. When a handsome firefighter swoops in to save the day, she can’t believe her luck. He’s laid-back and unassuming, everything she’s looking for in a man—or so he seems. It turns out he’s as ambitious as her ex, comes with a family who could be more stifling than hers, and harbors dark secrets he may never be able to share.

Orphaned as a teenager, Derek Sumner has found a place in his best friend’s family. However, the love and support of his surrogate parents and siblings can’t erase the grief and loss he struggles every Christmas to banish. But this year he meets the fun and sexy Chloe, whose optimism and sense of joy are incredibly contagious. Can she help him face his bleak past so they can forge a happy future?


ONLY IN MY DREAMS
#1

Fed up with her self-imposed single life, successful event planner Sara Archer heads to a bar for a night of dancing … and bumps into Dylan Wescott, the high school crush she hasn’t seen in years. A little harmless flirting leads to a hot, completely uncharacteristic one-night stand; but when she wakes up alone, Sara knows her life is too complicated for a relationship and there can’t be a repeat.

Dylan, a divorced, ex-military construction contractor, limits himself to casual flings—his failed marriage proves he’s better off alone anyway—but he can’t stop dreaming about Sara. And when his firm is hired to oversee the renovation project run by the Archer siblings, Dylan and Sara are unable to resist their explosive chemistry.

But when their secret affair grows beyond “friends with benefits” and neither is willing to admit they want more, family drama and emotional scars may ruin their chance at a love they believed was only in their dreams.


YOURS TO HOLD
#2

Years ago, golden-boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back and he’s determined to earn their trust by uncovering the truth behind Alex’s death. But the moment he confronts Maggie Trent—the therapist his parents blame for the tragedy—Kyle is stunned by his powerful attraction to the beautiful doctor… and drawn to her like no woman he’s ever met before. 

When gorgeous, charismatic Kyle approaches Maggie about his brother’s death, she agrees to help him search for answers. And as they piece together Alex’s last days, their undeniable chemistry turns too hot to ignore. After their relationship becomes more serious than either anticipated, Kyle may be forced to choose between the woman he’s desperate to hold on to and the family he almost let slip away.


WHEN LOVE HAPPENS
#3

Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn’t actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake.

After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed… fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets—the former stars of a reality TV show—to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back.

Only, Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. But their attraction is as hot as ever and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling…because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything.


THE IDEA OF YOU
#4
Available November 17th, 2015
Publisher:Avon Impulse


Evan Archer has always preferred peace and solitude to the loud antics of his large, hard-to-navigate family. But when Archer Enterprises needs a new creative director, Evan jumps at the chance to claim the job he’s always wanted. Moving home is easier than he expected, but Evan isn’t prepared for the stunning A-list celebrity hiding out in his family’s garage apartment.

Following a major tabloid scandal, movie star Alaina Pierce escapes to Ribbon Ridge. She’s immediately drawn to the quiet, picturesque town and the incredibly sexy—if a little quirky—Evan. He may be built like a Greek god, but he’s honest and straightforward… so different from the Hollywood types she normally dates.

Their attraction is undeniable, but Alaina can’t elude the paparazzi forever, and Evan has no interest in being in the limelight. When the secret she’s been keeping is exposed, the idea of Evan—of real love and a family like the Archers—could vanish in an instant.

Ebooks and Paper editions are available at B&N and Amazon. #4 is available for Pre-order.



These stories are all well written and are guaranteed to warm your heart. Each romance is full of emotion and a lot of heart. But beside the love stories, there is a strong sense of family. There are the joys of family, but this is also a family in turmoil, struggling as they deal with the loss of a beloved son and sibling.

I hope you like my author pick and consider giving Darcy Burke's series a try. They are published by Avon Impulse. Next week, October 29th, we will be reviewing a paranormal story for Halloween: BURNED BY DARKNESS written by Alexandra Ivy.

Thanks for stopping by this weeks. I can't wait to see what my friends and fellow bloggers have picked this week. Don't forget to stop by!

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