Secret Love by Natalie Ann #BookReview #Bookish #mgtab @NatalieAnn121


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Vin Steele has always been in control. Always been a leader. Failing at what he always did was a bitter pill for him to swallow, sending him into an isolation…of sorts. A new life and a new career, trying to find the person he lost.

Piper Fielding spent her life putting on a good face. Looking for the positive in the light of all the negative in her world. When a threat forces her to face the ugliness she always avoided, she finds herself running to the only person she can trust. Her sexy neighbor that has mystery and complications written all over him.

 

 

Natalie Ann

Biography

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Natalie Ann lives in Upstate NY with her husband and teenage son. She has always had a love for books, especially romance and happy ever after. She’s written the Road Series and the All Series based in the Capital Region of New York. She is currently writing the Lake Placid Series located in the Adirondacks of New York.

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And at her website http://natalieannbooks.com where she shares stories of how her books came about, the characters, songs and locations that were inspirations.

 

 

 

 

 

My Review

Give me a good, angsty military-type hero and I’m hooked!

Natalie Ann starts this book out with a scene that could be right out of today’s newspaper headlines. A military operation overseas goes south and leaves one man dead and another injured.

Two years later, Vin Steele’s body and mind have healed- mostly. He still jumps at odd sounds and would be the first to say he’s almost neurotic when it comes to sensing trouble. He just doesn’t expect it to come in a sweet, feminine little package, is all.

Piper Fielding has faced her share of knocks and is finally taking control of her life. She’s opened a sweet shop, made new friends, loves her home, but can’t shake her obsession with the mystery man down the hall.

A chance encounter leads to romance.

The plot thickens though as a stalker makes himself known. The danger around Piper grows and Vin must work hard to protect the woman he’s come to love.

This story kept my attention. It’s well-written, funny, and full of chemistry! There’s a stunning twist at the end I didn’t see coming that made this a memorable read for me.

I give Secret Love 4 lovely kisses- Entertaining!

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She’s the most unconventional woman he’ll ever meet… Bachelor Remedy by @_CarolRoss #Romance #Reading @HarlequinBooks @PrismBookTours



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Bachelor Remedy
(Seasons of Alaska #5)
by Carol Ross
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Superromance

She’s the most unconventional woman he’ll ever meet…

and the cure for a perennial bachelor?

Raised by her healer grandfather, former army medic Ally Mowak knows her alternative approach to traditional medicine puts her at odds with most of her Alaskan town. That includes Tag James, the rugged transport pilot with the sprawling family and political ambitions. Ally couldn’t be more wrong for the aspiring senator. Then why does everything feel so right when they’re together?

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Excerpt

“What I’m saying is that I can’t let you win.”

Sliding her gaze toward the hand still on her shoulder, she said, “Thanks for the warning. Better be careful, though. All this looking out for me and I’ll wonder about your intentions.”

He went hands up, palms out, eyes wide, like she’d just caught him robbing a bank. “No, no. I don’t… I’m not thinking about you…like that. I promise.”

An invisible pain hit her in the chest, so sudden and powerful that she brought a hand up and placed it there. She glanced away, forcing a smile that felt brittle enough to crack her face. How could she have been so stupid? He could have any woman he wanted. Why in the world would he consider…whatever it was she’d been thinking?

“Of course not,” she managed. “I was only…kidding.” Liar. And she knew she sounded like one. She tried for eye contact, but her eyelids felt heavy, her vision blurred. Why had she flirted with him? It was all that pretend-wife talk and the looks and the touching. She had zero experience with flirting, and clearly she was not a natural.

“Hey,” he said, but she still couldn’t bring herself to meet his gaze. Her cheeks were flaming with embarrassment. Not until the very tips of his fingers found the tips of hers and squeezed, making her breath catch a little, did she look at him. He let go, but that deadly green glint was blazing in his eyes, and his voice held a desperate kind of urgency as he whispered, “That was a lie, Ally. I was lying. I shouldn’t say this, but if you were a decade or so older, my intentions would be exactly what you implied. But you’re not and so I promised myself I would let it go.”

His eyes roamed over her, and it felt like a panicky hummingbird had been turned loose inside her chest, darting every which way. She wanted to argue, to convince him age didn’t matter, but that would probably sound…desperate. And maybe he was just being nice and letting her down easy. But, no, the way he looked at her, watched her, had her believing every word. She couldn’t keep her eyes off him, either. And when they touched, the air went all heavy and thick between them, like a thundercloud gathering. She might not have much experience, but their attraction was about as straightforward as it got. And now he was admitting it only to assure her he wouldn’t act on it? Because of her age? She didn’t know how old he was and she didn’t care.

A whistle blew, and she nearly jumped out of her skin. Game time. Further ruining the moment, Tag gave her a buddy-type pat on the shoulder and said, “Don’t worry. You should do fine with Gareth on your team. He’s really good. Almost as good as me. Don’t hate me after.” Adding a cocky wink, he left to find his teammates.

And that’s when Ally’s blood began to boil. Why did he get to decide she was too young? Or he was too old or…whatever? Why did he get to give her advice and tell her how things were done? Why could he assume that she would be careless where her job was concerned or that she couldn’t operate her seat belt or that she hadn’t played much basketball? Maybe it was time someone showed Tag James a thing or two, that the world wasn’t always just as he saw it. Maybe, Ally thought, she should be that someone.

 

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of what is now known as free range parents, she developed a love of the outdoors at a very early age. As a writer, Carol loves to breathe the life she has lived into the characters she creates, grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.

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Tour Schedule

April 16th:
Launch
It’s All About the Romance
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
underneath the covers
Remembrancy
April 17th:
Paulette’s Papers
Becky on Books
E-Romance News
The Power of Words
April 18th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
I Am A Reader
Janice’s Book Reviews
Locks, Hooks and Books
April 19th:
Harlie’s Books
Nicole’s Book Musings
Among the Reads
Two Points of Interest
April 20th:
Heidi Reads…
Hardcover Feedback
Reading Is My SuperPower
Teatime and Books
Deal Sharing Aunt
April 21st: Grand Finale
April 25th: Harlequin Junkie

 

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card and a copy of Summer at the Shore (signed copy to US and Canada, ebook to international)

2 winners will receive a $5 Amazon e-gift card and an e-book of Summer at the Shore (open internationally)
– Ends April 25th

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