The Taming of the Bachelor by Jane Porter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Gorgeous but geeky smart Dillon has always had a crush on Paige, but she’s eight years older, widowed with two kids, and seems like the marrying kind. He’s convinced he’ll never marry and doesn’t want kids, so he’s reluctant to follow up when sparks fly between the two of them.
Paige is a transplanted California girl, staying in Montana so that her kids can grow up near their paternal grandparents. Dillon’s been home taking care of his family’s ranch for the past three years and when Paige can’t help but feel the attraction when they meet, she tells herself she could settle for a short term fling with such a sweet and sexy guy.
After the two finally start seeing each other and Dillon finds he enjoys being with Paige and her children, he starts having second thoughts about the relationship. And with his feet getting colder and colder, he hightails it to Texas to reaquire his old business. He’s just about convinced himself that he’s happy there, with his company and friends and empty house, but that doesn’t explain the leap of joy he feels when Paige shows up unexpectedly and passion reignited!
This is a lovely romance about two people with seemingly insurmountable personal obstacles to a relationship, who find that love really can conquer all! Another great book from the queen of the easy, breezy read…
Unwrapped by Katie Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Let’s just say it’s Halloween and you’ve run away from another of your weddings and you crash your sister’s car and walk through a blizzard to a creepy, deserted-looking cabin in your filthy, soggy wedding dress and the cabin door opens. Standing on the other side is a big, shirtless guy in a kilt who snarls, “Trick or treat.” You notice he’s got fangs and:
1. Run screaming into the night only to realize you have nowhere to go
2. Force yourself to take a bubble bath to warm up and find nothing to wear but his shirt
3. Agree to sleep on the couch, but let yourself be sweetly seduced during the night by Patrick, the Scottish “vampire” who’s snugged up against you
4. End up with morning sickness weeks later but know that can’t be right, because Twilight notwithstanding, everyone knows that vampires can’t reproduce…
I’m feeling nostalgic today. Yesterday my baby’s baby turned three, and as he likes to point out, he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a big boy! I’m not sure where all the time has gone. I remember the day my first son arrived nearly as clearly as the day it happened. Now I’m Nana D to his son and I get to have all the fun and only some of the work! Sunday was exciting, as a three-year-old’s birthday will be, starting with his choice for breakfast, a doughnut and “a little bit of root beer.” Gross, I know, and his daddy said okay, but it really only was a little bit 😉
Then, since they are living with us while building a house, the other nana and papa were nice enough to host the Lion King party. Nana L and I share babysitting duties as we live only five minutes apart.
Occasionally when it’s not my day to keep him but Mommy and Daddy leave for work really early, Nana L, Justin and I will meet at a restaurant before I hand him off for the day. He’s always delighted and calls it “two nanas eating breakfast.” I’m not sure, but I think I see some books in our future — Two Nanas Always Shopping, Two Nanas Needing Naps, Two Nanas Drinking Martinis…
The book is by Kristan Higgins, one of my favorite authors. I’ll review some of her books soon, and if you haven’t checked her stuff out yet, you should. The words on the mug? So true… (here’s a link to where you can find the mug!) https://www.etsy.com/listing/191182361/hot-girls-read-11oz-coffee-mug-bookworm