The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, & Heather B. Moore (Blog Tour Review, Interview, & Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop for The Mariposa Hotel, the third release from A Tangerine Street Romances. Check out the book info, an interview with Melanie Jacobson (one of my favorite authors), my review, and the giveaway below ...

The Mariposa HotelThe Mariposa Hotel
(A Tangerine Street Romance #3)
by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacboson, & Heather B. Moore
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 266 PagesNovember 9th 2015 by Mirror Press

The Mariposa Hotel
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town. In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever… 

Stories include: 
Ghost of 913 by Julie Wright
Butterfly Kisses by Melanie Jacobson
Dreams Come True by Heather B. Moore

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Other Books in the Series

Fortune Cafe The Boardwalk Antiques Shop (A Tangerine Street Romance)
(Covers linked to my reviews.)

Interview with Author Melanie Jacobson

1. I'm a huge fan of the novella collections in A Tangerine Street Romance line! What has been your favorite thing about writing novellas for these collections?

It's always really fun to see how Heather and Julie can take the exact place I'm writing about and go such different directions with it, how we imagine such different stories happening in the same setting.

2. Have you found it easier or more difficult to write novellas versus full-length novels?

Novellas are definitely easier for me. They're a fun break when I've had to be in one novel for a really long time. I love breaking that up with the novellas. They're a mini-vacation for me.

3. Can you tell us just a little bit about your novella from The Mariposa Hotel?

I wanted to use one of my favorite Shakespeare techniques from his comedies and play with the idea of mistaken identity. Then I went a step further and played with the idea of mistaken assumptions even when the identities are straightened out. And no, I'm not comparing myself to Shakespeare, ha! But you've got a beautiful woman in a classic Mustang convertible who is nothing like Ridley, the main guy character, assumes her to be, and the whole time Brooke, the main girl character, is upset with Ridley for underestimating her, she's vastly underestimating him.

4. What is your favorite part of this story?

I loved the idea of trying to throw two very opposite types together and having them keep getting it wrong about each other. It was fun. I also loved thinking up different ways to incorporate Tom Hiddleston into the story.

5. What shop or spot on Tangerine Street will we be visiting next?

We haven't talked about it, but I have an idea or two . My vote is for the bakery, Delilah's Desserts!

My Review

THE MARIOPSA HOTEL is the third release from this collection that I've read. The first two were favorite reads and so I was looking forward to the newest addition. Overall, I enjoyed each story. There was sweet romance, sassy and fun heroines, hunky guys, humor, and some fun romantic sparks.

Ghost of 913 by Julie Wright. I really loved this story - probably my favorite of the set. There was some good development before the relationship progressed to romance. I loved the characters and the chemistry I felt coming off the pages. I also liked that each character could hold their own, but also were protective of each other. I also liked that everything wasn't solved and there wasn't a happily-ever-after from a few days of the characters knowing each other, but that some additional time had to take place before things worked out. There were some seriously great moments in this one.

Butterfly Kisses by Melanie Jacobson. This story was really interesting. The characters have very different backgrounds, but also understand each other and the type of society that they each deal with or have dealt with in the past. There was plenty of chemistry and humor and sass. I loved the various ways that Ridley courts and his charming personality. This one had a fabulous ending and I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

Dreams Come True by Heather B. Moore. This story was shorter than the other two and felt a little rushed to me. The romance and the family situation also felt more forced or that it happened faster, making it feel not as authentic as I would have liked. Putting that all aside, there was plenty of chemistry and some good humor, which I always love. A sweet addition to this collection.

I'd recommend THE MARIOPSA HOTEL to those who enjoy sweet contemporary romance and romantic novellas, or have enjoyed the other books in this series.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Authors

Three bestselling contemporary romance authors: Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore come together to write A Tangerine Street Romance series.

Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of the writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream.

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her downtime (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes.

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under the pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational nonfiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.

Tour Schedule

Tour Landing Page
November 16--Singing Librarian Books
November 17--Smiling Book Reviews
November 18--Reading Is My SuperPower
November 19--Katie's Clean Book Collection
November 20--Bookworm Lisa
November 21--Wishful Endings

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