Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel

The Girl in Seat 24BThe Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carly Bishop is a saint! Or at least very close to one. I really came to love her character and was rooting for her and admired her strength. This story is mainly about her and everything she is going through with the separation from her husband and becoming a single mother.

I wish I could say I liked Michael or grew to like him, but I really didn't. Not that he doesn't have some nice moments, he does. But he also did a lot of things that really ticked me off! I would have loved to have his POV along the way to really get inside his head and see why he was doing the things he was doing. I thought his change at the end was a little rushed and would have liked to see what made him wake up. I kind of made assumptions about his motivations and how things would happen, but again he really ticked me off so having his POV would have been really interesting.

Overall, I was sucked into the story and had a hard time putting this one down. I wanted to see what would happen and how things would work out. I thought Carly was a great character and I enjoyed being along for her journey. Oh, and I loved how close she became to her in-laws and how they were really there for her.

Romance: Clean
Language: None (that I remember)
Violence: None
Religious: None-mild

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Taylor Lynne by Jennifer Peel

Taylor Lynne (The Women of Merryton, #2)Taylor Lynne by Jennifer Peel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a good example of why Jennifer Peel is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I love that her stories are unique and often focus on married couples working on their relationships. It's a nice change from the typical romances I read where the main couple is meeting and falling in love for the first time.

In this book, Taylor and Easton had been married for about seven years before they divorced. The story picks up fourteen years after their divorce when their daughter requests to move back closer to her father so she can get to know him and his nine-year-old daughter better. Being the good mother Taylor is, she puts her own fears aside and agrees to the move. Hoping to see little of her ex, she is in for a surprise when Easton wont leave her alone!

A part of me thought Taylor was a bit rash in leaving and divorcing Easton, but on the other hand considering her upbringing and insecurities I could see why she did what she did. She did have valid concerns and Easton didn't do much to stop the divorce either. I'm a sucker for second-chance love stories and really enjoyed seeing Taylor and Easton get another shot at love. I also loved the relationship between the sisters and how everyone gets a HEA. Is that too spoilery?

Anyway, this was a fun read and one I'd easily recommend. Can't wait to read Rachel's story coming out in a couple weeks!

Romance: Clean -kissing and very mild innuendo
Language: None - mild, maybe one curse word
Violence: None
Religious: Mild
Series: Book two in Women of Merryton, but can stand on its own.

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