Friday, September 15, 2017

Blog Tour: The Chesapeake Bride

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a new chapter in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries series, featuring her signature “rich characterization, charming setting, and a romance you’ll never forget” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island—where there has been no new construction in nearly one hundred years—Cass is sensitive to the heritage of the island, and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy a home for herself. Even the fact that Owen Parker—a local who she dismisses as a lightweight and a player—seems to be everywhere isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house.

Owen Parker is and always has been sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as girls. He’s a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska, to working on a cattle ranch in Australia, a shrimp boat in Louisiana, and surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship on the Chesapeake Bay, Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it was time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. And he’s totally smitten by the pretty architect on the scene, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving just might be harder than staying.
The Cheapeake Bride
Chesapeake Diaries #11
Mariah Stewart
Pub Date: 8/29/17
Pocket Books
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The Chesapeake Bride picks up right where Driftwood Point left readers dying for more. Alec and Lisbeth are getting married and Owen has finally come home. Only time will tell if he's ready to settle down or if he's still itching to go off on another adventure.

The Chesapeake Bride is full of the same charm and history readers have come to expect of Mariah Stewart's Chesapeake Diaries series. This particular entry comes with a passionate summer romance between Owen Parker and Cass Logan, and an unexpected turn in Owen's future.  Cass Logan came to the island to design homes for the properties that her father bought on the island. While digging deep into the history of the island's residents, she gets a better sense of life on the island and what it'll take to entice people to buy the new homes. Her own desire to make a home for herself on the island grows just as much as she's determined to avoid falling for the charming Owen. Alas, their romance is inevitable. But will secrets from Owen's past and Cass' history of falling for the wrong guy keep them apart? You can't miss out on the drama that unfolds in this tale! I'm inclined to say that I liked this read a bit more than the previous Driftwood Point. It moves along at a quicker pace and introduces an intriguing side to some of the characters.

Full of the rich history of Cannonball Island residents, past and present, this is the perfect story to sink into while enjoying the last days of summer!
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*


Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at AuthorMariahStewart, and follow her on Instagram at mariah_stewart_books.
















Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Wild Ride Cowboy

He's come back to Copper Ridge, Oregon, to keep a promise—even if it means losing his heart…

Putting down roots in Copper Ridge was never Alex Donnelly's intention. But if there's one thing the ex-military man knows, it's that life rarely unfolds as expected. If it did, his best friend and brother-in-arms would still be alive. And Alex wouldn't have inherited a ranch or responsibility for his late comrade's sister—a woman who, despite her inexperience, can bring tough-as-iron Alex to his knees.

Clara Campbell didn't ask for a hero to ride in and fix her ranch and her life. All she wants is the one thing stubborn, honorable Alex is reluctant to give: a chance to explore their intense chemistry. But Clara has a few lessons to teach him, too…about trusting his heart and his instincts, and letting love take him on the wildest adventure of all.
Wild Ride Cowboy
Copper Ridge #9
Maisey Yates
Pub Date: 8/29/17
HQN Books
Rating: 5/5
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Genre: Romance

I sincerely regret not picking up anything from Maisey Yates yet. If I had I would have stumbled upon this amazing series way sooner! Wild Ride Cowboy, number nine in the Copper Ridge Series, is a cowboy romance that caputred and held my attention as soon as I started reading it.

Clara Campbell is a young girl grieving the death of her older brother. While hoping to forge a connection with a man she has nothing in common with she's not truly living, but rather going through the motions of everyday. Then, Alex Donnelly walks in and takes over. Literally. Clara's brother signed their family ranch over to Alex for a year until it's profitable and Clara can take care of it and herself. He challenges and frustrates Clara, but when the two finally come together everything changes.

Clara and Alex are like night and day, but here opposites truly attract despite experience and age difference. I loved seeing the actual growth between the two characters. They pushed each other to be better people or to overcome their personal difficulties. It's a truly amazing thing to read in a romance and Maisey Yates keeps the story light while accomplishing this.

Alex's brothers are tough cookies, but their stories are so worth the read. Liam's story is next up in the series and looks like another sizzling hot read!
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About Maisey Yates:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard.

She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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