Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Sweet Spot by Laura Drake

The Sweet Spot (Sweet on a Cowboy, #1)Their young son’s death shattered Charla and JB’s marriage. JB wants to regain her trust and love but is it too late?

JB and Charla’s story has depth because both have mistakes they must face. The grief they must work through, compassion, and dashes of humor provide a heart wrenching and heart warming tale. The secondary characters, including a sarcastic ex-New Yorker Charla befriends,  show people are more than they seem in first impressions. The Texas bull riding and ranch aspects add the West and a small town vibe to contemporary romance. The Sweet Spot offers second chance contemporary romance.

Want more books like The Sweet Spot?

A cowboy returns to his hometown to solve a mystery and win back the woman he left behind in The Maverick of Cooper County by R.C. Ryan.

When a divorced couple must take a cross country road trip the result will be love or disaster in My One and Only by Kristan Higgins.

When he finds out their annulment didn’t happen a reformed bad boy is determined to win his wife’s love in A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair.





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Updraft by Fran Wilde

Kirit must become one of the powerful and distrusted Singers or suffer as a Lawsbreaker. Secrets and betrayal await her within the Singers’ Spire. Can Kirit overcome them and emerge victorious?

Kirit is an outsider who must, by skill and determination, find a place in a dangerous elite. Secrets force her to make dangerous decisions about what a protector should be. Her world is a city of towers above the clouds where everyone who can flies. Updraft offers an outsider vs. the elite, a tale of seeking secrets, and a fascinating fantasy world.

Want more books like Updraft?

A shapeshifter struggles with disfavor, secrets, and flying Fell in The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells.

A haunted merchant is drawn into the secrets and power struggles of a foreign land in A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar.

A young gladiator seeking to avenge her mother’s death is drawn into her desert city’s secrets in The Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Brad Beaulieu.

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You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

What is a military couple’s life like? What challenges come when loved ones are separated by war?

Fallon, an army wife whose husband was deployed three times, shows military couples trying to endure. There are army base wives relying on each other and base routines to endure. There are army men who endure by focusing on their loved ones back home. You Know When the Men Are Gone gives a look at war and its impact on relationships.

Want more books like You Know When the Men Are Gone?

Two vastly different women become friends when their loved ones are deployed in Iraq in Blue Stars by Emily Gray Tedrowe.

A former Marine Captain explores the cost of war on soldiers and civilians in Redeployment by Phil Klay.

Nonfiction books such as Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving the Home Front by Elaine Lowry Brye look at the cost of war on those who serve and their families.

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