Thursday, August 4, 2016

Book Club Thursday:Clearing Off the Shelves

Hi Readers! Welcome to this weeks Book Club Thursday. I can't believe that it is already August. Back to School ads are running on tv as well as fall catalogues filling up my mail box. Today, we are doing our monthly Clearing Off The BookShelves feature. Each month we select one category from the list below in order to pare down our very, very large TBR pile. 

     Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Romantic Suspense
Hardcover or Trade
Any Series or Category (Harlequin or Silhouette..etc) 
Sports Themed 

For me, this month I have selected a SPORTS-THEMED novel, NO BREAKING MT HEART by Kate Angell.

Kate Angell
Release Date-July 26, 2016
Kensington Publishers

Relationship Status: Complicated

Professional baseball player Halo Todd doesn't like failure, but he can never turn down a challenge. Especially when there's a pretty woman involved. How else would he end up dressed as a rooster, helping a complete stranger compete on a wacky game show? Even when they're eliminated after the first round, Halo isn't about to lose the girl… 

Alyn is stunned when gorgeous, generous Halo whisks her off for a dream vacation to the beach--she's been let down by friends and even family so many times, she's lost count. Later, he offers to lend a hand getting her vintage shop up and running. But his constant--and ridiculous--purchases are the last thing she needs. How can she convince the stubborn man that she doesn't need his help--not when all she wants is his heart…

I love feel good stories and NO BREAKING MY HEART is definitely a good one! Ms Angell brings her two series, the Richmond Rogues and the Barefoot William, to give us an adorable, quirky and fun read. 
     Halo Todd is a sexy and talented player, on and off the field. He is the best at what he does for the Rogues and he gives 100 %. He meets Alyn in a most unusual and hilarious way and is enchanted by the different kind of woman that she is, He helps her out, (yes, a rooster suit) as a substitute because Alyn needs some money to start a business and her partner just emptied out their bank account. Her boyfriend also just dumped her, so she is not feeling great about the male species right now and her heart is guarded. She doesn't know what to do with the outrageous Halo who literally follows her home.
     Halo thinks he has no future as a family man, but he ends up taking Alyn and her family down to Florida for a promotion that the Rogues are having. He is great with her young brother Danny and even their injured pug Quigsy. Alyn finds herself falling for him, but she would never let him know, especially when women are always coming on to the sexy Halo. He makes a deal with her to be his pretend fiance so the ladies will stay away and he can concentrate on baseball. And on her. For a guy who doesn't want commitment, he sure spends a lot of time keeping Alyn and her family in his life. He is such a charmer and everyone likes him.
     In a lot of her stories, Ms Angell also another secondary romance, and this one featured Landon, Halo's best friend and Evie Cates, one of the many Barefoot Williams Cates. Their story is sweet and funny as well.
     You will fall in love with Halo, the generous and hilarious bad boy with a heart of gold. Alyn guards her heart but she is a loving woman who has a dream of her own business so that she can take care of her family. Their romance is sweet, heartwarming, and has a lot of laughs. Even though this is part of a series, you can read like a stand alone and have no trouble following.  NO BREAKING MY HEART is a wonderful way to enjoy a romance on a summer's day. Or any day of the year. If you like sexy heros and love stories with kids and dogs and trips to the beach, this just may be for you!

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Thank you for joining us this week. I hope that you stop by and join us next week, August 11th, when we will having a FREE DAY.