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I had the opportunity to read both Sharon's sweet, Christmas romance, HALO'S WISH and Kara's steamy, erotic romance,JILTED latest releases. I thoroughly enjoyed both.
Review of Halo’s Wish by Sharon Kleve
Halo Carlyle wants nothing more than to prove to her friend and employer, Corny Myers, that she can handle an undercover investigation. Corny is the owner of Green Hornet Investigations (I should specify here, Green Hornet handles cases involving pets). Halo is new to the profession and understandably a bit awkward. The suspect in the case she’s working is an unscrupulous thief with a bad temper and who might be dangerous.
Kleve does a nice job of getting the reader to emphasize with Halo’s nervousness. Anyone who’s ever lacked confidence in a situation where they wanted very much to make an impression will be onboard with Halo.
Enter local veterinarian, Richard McFarland or as Halo initially names him, Mr. McDreamy. When McFarland enters the office where Halo is working undercover, she must fight the major distraction he presents. But there are distractions and there are distractions. Much as Halo doubts it, McFarland is perfect for her in ways she doesn’t want to acknowledge.
Halo’s Wish is a delightful combination of humor, romance, action, and sweet charm. It is a fast read, great for a lazy afternoon.
This is part of a series by Kleve that starts with Corny Myers’s story (Corny being a female Dr. Doolittle) and has expanded to include her girlfriends. You don’t have to have read the previous stories but I recommend it as a fun way to spend time.
Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.
Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.
Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.
Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Halos-Wish-Dreams-Come-ebook/dp/B00F4M2N6S/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379080942&sr=1-11&keywords=sharon+kleve
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00F4M2N6S
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/halos-wish-sharon-kleve/1116903897?ean=2940148724476
Review of Jilted by Kara Leigh Miller
Amy and Brett, the heroine and hero of Jilted are not just friends since childhood but business partners in a dance studio. Amy has always been secretly in love with Brett. As deep as that love is, equally deep is her fear of ruining the close friendship they have if they enter into an affair and it goes wrong. Brett is in love with her too, and like Amy, has been since they met. For his part, he keeps his feelings secret because he has no idea her feelings for him go beyond the best friends category. His impending marriage to another woman forces both he and Amy onto a bumpy road of self-discovery.
Jilted is a delightful story of two very likeable people finding the courage to let themselves love. *The story does contain several graphic sex scenes and graphic language.
Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?
Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?
Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?
Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans.
Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends.
Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!
Buy Links:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jilted-ebook/dp/B00F6DFUG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379161399&sr=8-1&keywords=Jilted+kara+leigh+miller
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