Thursday, August 11, 2016

Book Club Thursday:FREE Day for August

Hi Readers! It's time for this weeks edition of Book Club Thursday. This week, we are having our month FREE DAY, where each BCT member can write about whatever book related thing we wish to discuss. A review, a pet peeve, maybe a favorite reread. 

Time is going by so fast and it's already the middle of the year. I didn't know what I would do for this month's Free Day, but there are times that I find myself still thinking about some of the books that I have read recently. So it came to me-I will share a few titles of some of my favorite books this year. Just a few, but these titles just touched me in some way.

She’s fighting for control. . . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she’s doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she’s done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help.

He’s struggling to connect. . . . JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he's made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthetics and he’s more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing.

Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige’s daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They’ll both have to let go of the past if they want a future.

JT McKinney is one of my favorite heroes this year. He was a kind and generous spirit, but he didn't feel worthy of love, even from his siblings and family and kept punishing himself for something that happened when he was nineteen. The author handled things beautifully, when many authors would have gone about dealing with his past in a more stereotypical way. He deserved his happiness with Paige and her daughter, and he was sexy, too!

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A Lady’s secret career writing erotic fiction is jeopardized by real-life romance . . .

In society circles she’s known as the Watching Wallflower—shy, quiet, and certainly never scandalous. Yet beneath Lady Sarah Frampton’s demure fa├žade hides the mind of The Lady of Dubious Quality, author of the most titillating erotic fiction theton has ever seen. Sarah knows discovery would lead to her ruin, but marriage—to a vicar, no less—could help protect her from slander. An especially tempting option when the clergyman in question is the handsome, intriguing Jeremy Cleland.

Tasked with unmasking London’s most scandalous author by his powerful family, Jeremy has no idea that his beautiful, innocent bride is the very woman he seeks to destroy. His mission must remain a secret, even from the new wife who stirs his deepest longings. Yet when the truth comes to light, Sarah and Jeremy’s newfound love will be tested. Will Sarah’s secret identity tear them apart or will the temptations of his wallflower wife prove too wicked to resist?

I thought that this was a different kind of historical, a heroine who writes erotic fiction in a time where polite society frowned on such things, always ready for a scandal, but gobbled it up behind closed doors. I loved how strong the heroine was and how she needed to write as well as she needed to breathe. The story shows how the hero, a vicar, had to grow and learn to change and support the woman he loved.

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It's always been you...

Actress Chloe O'Connor has become America's sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she's still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there's no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it's like she's instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She's kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right?

After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn't anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, he can't help but wonder whether a kiss could have the power to bring back the small-town girl he's grown to love.

Debbie Mason must be a genius because she can write characters that drive you crazy in one book, and redeem them in another. Chloe is a spoiled. obnoxious and selfish woman in her twin sister Cat's book, but her in Chloe's book, she makes her fun and forgivable. She and the man she loves, Easton, had a roller coaster of a romance with lots of layers and I rooted for this couple!

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Thank you for stopping by this week. I hope you enjoyed a partial look at my list of favorite books this year. Join us next Thursday, August 18th, when we will be "Catching Up With" author Jill Shalvis. Happy Reading!


  1. Some good choices here! I like Eva Leigh too but didn't read the one you mentioned.

    1. It was my first book by Leigh, but it made me want to read the first two books in the series.

  2. I loved both the Connor & Mason! Both great series!!!

    1. Yes they were. I want more from them!!!