A main character or strong secondary character who has a pet or gets a pet and it’s a significant part of the story.

Calling The Dead by Ali Vali

Calling The Dead by Ali Vali is set against the backdrop of a devastated New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It’s the story of a serial killer and the cop who needs to stop him. Detective Sept Savoie is a cop who is not all that interested in relationships and nightmares of her sister who died during Katrina haunt her. She is a good cop and her life revolves around her

As Long As Love Lasts by Jea Hawkins

As Long As Love Lasts by Jea Hawkins is a story that takes place in two time periods. In 2018 you meet Peyton and Brooke. Peyton is close to wanting a divorce. So close that she has a divorce lawyer’s business card. Brooke is younger and not serious enough for Peyton. They are at the point in their relationship where all Peyton can see are problems and all the reasons

Against All Odds by Kris Bryant Maggie Cummings and M Ullrich

Against All Odds by Kris Bryant, Maggie Cummings and M. Ullrich is an emotional and captivating story about being able to face a tragedy head on and move on with your life, learning to appreciate the simple things we take for granted and finding love where you least expect it.  The old adage was right, misery certainly loves company: Peyton Clarke, a police officer and Tory Stevens, a real estate

Love Bites by Lila Bruce

Love Bites by Lila Bruce is a sweet, second chance, romance novel that hits all the familiar notes I expect in a romance. Love Bites is NOT a paranormal vampire romance. Now that we have that sorted out, let’s get to the review. Twelve years is a long time to nurse a broken heart, but when Ashley Baldwin parted ways with her college girlfriend, Peyton Maxwell, it was explosive. There

Survival Instincts by May Dawney

Survival Instincts by May Dawney was a big read. It’s the kind of book that you ingest in large starving gulps, unable to put it down until you push through each and every massive scene. May Dawney does an excellent job of creating the backdrop of this futuristic world, a place that has gone terribly wrong after the last great war. Set a few hundred years into the future, cities

Right Here, Right Now by Georgia Beers: Audiobook Review

Right Here, Right Now by Georgia Beers is a delightful play on the girl-next-door theme, with the right amount of angst to keep things interesting. Lacey Chamberlain is an accountant and financial advisor. With tax season starting, her quiet, orderly ways are her only hope of keeping things under control. When a small, but lively marketing firm takes over the office space next to hers, life gets a lot more

Warming Trend by Karin Kallmaker

Warming Trend by Karin Kallmaker is a gorgeous second chance romance. You should go read it right now. Still not convinced? Then let me tell you what it’s about: Anidyr (Ani) Bycall is barely living. She is working in an ice bar in Key West that is as close to home as she can get. Her heart belongs in Alaska, where she can dance on a glacier with the woman

Last Salute by Tracey Richardson

Last Salute by Tracey Richardson is the story of finding love after a tragedy. Pamela Wright’s life changes when a knock on the door brings news that her sister, Laura, has died in Afghanistan. On a pendulum of grief, anger and desperation, Pamela doesn’t know how to cope with the news that she is now entirely alone in the world. The news of Laura’s death brings Trish, Laura’s ex, back

Dare To Stay by Georgia Beers

Dare to Stay by Georgia Beers is not only the last book in her Puppy Love series, it’s also the best. It captured my heart and managed to do what I didn’t think was possible by tying Too Close to Touch as my favourite book by this author. Running Junebug Farms isn’t just a job for Jessica Barstow, it’s her life and has been since her grandmother passed away and

The Dance by Suzie Carr audiobook

The Dance by Suzie Carr is not a light read. It is the story of overcoming terrible grief and learning to forgive yourself and others. Having said that, it isn’t a dark read either. Suzie Carr has a rather remarkable talent of putting grief into words and then taking us on a journey to redemption and light. The Dance is the story of Jacky and Sophie. Jacky is a dog