3 Sweet Romances... Wild Heart Summer by Jenny B. Jones, A Cliché Christmas and A Season to Love by Nicole Deese (Review Briefs)

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Wild Heart Summer
(A Sugar Creek Novella)
by Jenny B. Jones
Christian Contemporary Romance, Novella
ebook, 125 Pages
October 6th 2015

Summary

Twenty-one year old Avery Crawford has had to fight for everything in her life, and this summer is no exception. When her culinary internship in a chic restaurant falls through at the last minute, she gets an unexpected offer to work on a dude ranch in the quaint town of Sugar Creek. The problem? The ranch is owned by the grandfather she's been kept from all her life. 

Avery is completely out of her element with the cattle drives, trail rides, and most of all—cute ranch manager Owen Jackson. Not in the market for romance, Avery still finds herself tempted by the cowboy’s Southern charm and sweet kisses. But as secrets unravel on the ranch, Avery will have to let go of the old wounds if she wants to hold onto the love Owen offers her. When the summer’s over, Avery must risk it all—or lose much more than her heart. 

Previously published in the novella collection Just One Summer.

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My Review

WILD HEART SUMMER was sweet and fun with an emotional twist. Inspirational reader will connect with the fully fledged characters and an endearing plot. Would recommend to Jenny B. Jones fans, and readers looking for a short and sweet romance. 

I have super high expectations for this author and had just read her other Sugar Creek Novella, which I loved, so I came into this expecting quite a lot. I liked the characters right off. I also loved the sweet romance and that Avery was forced to figure out some things with her estranged grandfather. I did miss ranch life being more woven in the story. I felt that aspect was lacking. I also thought the Avery was a little childish even though I wasn't sure of Owen's intentions either. Those were my only drawbacks, otherwise I enjoyed this one from beginning to end.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Not my favorite from this author, but still a great story and one I enjoyed.

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A Cliché Christmas
A Cliché Christmas
(Love in Lennox #1)
by Nicole Deese
Christian Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 200 Pages
December 1st 2013

Summary

Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia’s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she’ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.

Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?

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My Review

A CLICHÉ CHRISTMAS was fun with laugh-out-loud moments, some angst-ridden moments, fun friends and family, and a sizzling chemistry that led to a sweet romance. If you're looking for a sweet and fun romance, definitely check this one out!

These characters were so fun! I loved that Georgia and Weston had some history between them, but had their own versions of what happened. I loved how the chemistry between them came across so well. I really could feel it. I loved Georgia's grandmother. She added so much to this story, as did quite a few of the members of this community. You really get a small-town feel. There were parts that made me sad, mad, happy, and even swoon a little, so all the feels were present here. There were some parts that were overly dramatic or didn't quite make sense to me, but those were few and the only drawback for this story.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was such a fun read and left a smile on my face. It's definitely made me want to read more from this new-to-me author.

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A Season to Love (Love in Lennox #2)
A Season to Love
(Love in Lennox #2)
by Nicole Deese
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 318 Pages
February 2nd 2016

Summary

At this point in her life, bravery is not a trait Willa Hart would readily claim. She believes her seven-year-old daughter, Savannah, who never knew her father and successfully tackled chemotherapy, is truly the courageous one. Yet after Willa has a fateful encounter with handsome young doctor Patrick McCade, her outlook—and her view of herself—begins to change.

Patrick, a thrill-seeking world traveler and temporary resident of Lenox, Oregon, sets out to show Willa the value of adventure, even within her tiny town. But just when their friendship shows signs of turning into something more, Patrick’s life as a traveling doctor calls him back. Will his last days in town signal the end of their journey, or will Patrick and Willa find the courage to transform a single season into a lifetime?

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My Review

A SEASON TO LOVE was such a tender, romantic, heartfelt read. Lovable characters, an engaging plot, and a friendship-to-love romance are sure to delight readers. Would definitely recommend to inspirational and general romance readers alike.

I so easily connected with these characters and felt their hurts and hopes. Willa's daughter was precious and the whole situation tugged on my heart. I was pulling for things to work out and for both Willa and Patrick, that they would learn to let go of what they needed to in order to make things work between them. I loved the romance! It was heartbreaking in moments and utterly sweet and swoon-worthy in others.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I loved this one from beginning to end and can't wait for more from this author and this series!

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