Monthly Archives: August 2016

After the Fire (One Pass Away Book 3) by Mary J. Williams

After the Fire is a Contemporary Sports Romance with a sexy quarterback, a girl from the past and decisions that changed their lives.

It’s the third book in Mary’s One Pass Away series but all books can be read as a standalone. Recommended for readers over 18 years old.

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My Four Star review:

After the Fire is the first book I’ve read by Mary J Williams and I’m looking forward to reading the other novels in this series.

Gaige Benson stole my heart in the very first chapter.  At the age of 13 he found a football and taught himself how to throw it. Kids from Brooklyn didn’t dream of big and better but things changed for Gaige after he sent a football sailing into a strangers hands.  From that day forward football meant everything to Gaige.  He played in high school, got a full football scholarship to Yale and was the first pick in the NFL draft.  Things were right on track for this talented, smart, good looking young man.

Violet Reed has dreams of her own and the big one is becoming a doctor.  A chance meeting sends the ball sailing in this very well written story.  It’s full of emotion, laughs, friendship, football and of course love.

If you enjoy a nice “second chance love” kind of story, then definitely pick up this book.

 

More About After the Fire:

“In his lifetime, Gaige Benson has dreamed of only two things. Playing football and Violet Reed.
WELCOME TO THE NFL
The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.
Second Chances. First Love.
Gaige Benson is the NFL’s golden boy. He’s done it all. Won every award. Except that elusive Super Bowl ring. This year he is hanging up his cleats and he plans on going out a winner.
Even a golden boy has secrets. Will Gaige’s past be the one thing that derails his future?
Violet Reed almost lost it all. Her sight, her dreams of becoming a doctor, and the only man she ever loved. A miracle saved the first two. Sixteen years later she is getting her second chance at love.
Secrets kept them apart. Will the truth separate them forever?”

Find Mary Here: Facebook, Internet, Goodreads, TwitterAmazon.

One Pass Away:  After the Rain (Book 1), After all these Years (Book 2), After the Fire (Book 3).

I received a copy of this novel directly from NetGalley.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Who is Alice England?

Update October 2, 2016

Join in the fun and find out exactly who Alice England is in this fun Scavenger Hunt.  Follow the clues and collect all the letters.  Just click the letter below.

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August 10, 2016

For the past few months I’ve been asking you, “Who is Alice England?”

Well, I subscribed to her mailing list and I got this e-mail this morning.  I wanted to share it with you in hopes you will follow along, help me find the secret surprises and determine exactly what Alice is up to.

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 Message from Alice England: 

Hello Again,

Can you guess what I have been doing over the past few weeks? I’ve been making a website for my father’s business.

I’m proud of my family’s company, England’s Funeral Parlor. My Great-Uncle Maurice changed the name to Tranquility Funerals in the 1990s but I prefer the original name. When I take over the business one day, I think I will probably change it back.

When I’m not studying or at school, I have a part time job at the funeral parlor. It’s my role to arrange trinkets and mementos on the bodies, to pass out sprigs of rosemary at funerals, and to serve drinks at the post-service tea. It’s a nice job. Much better than working at a fast food outlet like the other kids in the senior year at Damascus Cove High. The things people give us to place in the casket with their loved ones can be very interesting.

I do hope you will visit our website and click on some of the things you see, as you never know what secret surprises are hiding behind the obvious. The website is here:www.englandsfuneralparlor.com

Alice England

Need to get caught up, check out my other Who is Alice England? posts.

Post from May: https://bookreviewsjanisf.com/2016/05/04/who-is-alice-england/

Post from July:  https://bookreviewsjanisf.com/2016/07/27/who-is-alice-england-2/

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf

Double Down (Ozark Magic #1) by N. J. Young

Double Down by N.J. Young is a Contemporary Romance Ménage with a Mystery and Suspense story that will keep you turning the pages.

It is recommended for adult readers and can be read as a standalone novel.

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My Four Star Review:

Double Down is a very hot and sexy erotica ménage with a really wonderful suspense story thrown in. I absolutely adored Izzy and the brothers Graham and Chris. I will admit, there were several times I wanted to smack Graham in the head for being an idiot but I did love the idiot.

The mystery was action packed with an ending that revealed some interesting stuff. Overall, it was a well written, fasted paced story, with characters that kept me turning the pages.

This is the first book I’ve read by NJ but it will not be the last.  I would highly recommend Double Down and look forward to reading more from this author.

Book 2 – Fierce Temper – Tess and Milo’s story is available now.

More about Double Down:

“Izzy Craig might live in a town called Magic, but her life is anything but. After nursing her beloved grandfather, he has passed away, leaving her to manage a busy lake resort and an unrequited crush on the town’s sheriff, Graham Nolan. Things start to look up when Graham’s estranged brother Chris comes to town. If she can’t have one handsome Nolan man, maybe his twin will do.

Graham’s feelings for Izzy have always been complicated . . . and intense. When he realizes that his brother has encroached on his territory, he’s not sure if he can deal. They’ve tried sharing a woman before, and that ended in heartache for everyone. But when Izzy’s sketchy uncle enters the picture, Graham’s cop senses go on high alert. He may very well have to trust his brother, Izzy, and himself, if he wants to keep the woman he loves safe.”

Find N. J. Young here: Facebook, Evernight PublishingInternet, Goodreads, Amazon.

I received a copy of this book directly for the publisher.

As Always, Keep Writing/Keep Reading ~ janisf