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Welcome Home, Cowboy (Hero’s Welcome #2) ~ Annie Rains

 

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There are good & negative parts to this book. I believe that Ms. Rains could have give the “extra” characters a little but more depth. Plus give more history on Julie & Lawson … But those are just minor issues.
I enjoyed discovering who Julie & Lawson were. By the end of the story, I enjoyed the discovers these characters had made about themselves & each other.

PTSD is something that a lot of military members face. Some are worried about it like Lawson is. Others “suck it up” and get treatment because their families are there supporting them & pushing them to do so. There are many different ways for them to “handle” what happened to them, and it is great to see an author who creates a book based on finding something small that just might help.

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Julie has her own issues to deal with. An Ex from hades, and those you find in any community, that ripped her heart & confidence to pieces. She has to overcome what he did to her & figure out where is she is going in her own life.

In life you will find that healing together can bring you closer. IF you allow it. And in this story, that is appears what Ms. Rains is trying to express.

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She created two individuals, that were drawn to each other. Before the deployment, but still drawn to each other after. The maturity they gained between 1st meeting each other & now, shows by their actions. Plus who they talk with their friends.

I hope Ms. Rains continues to write about military communities with more details & depth.
Now, I have to go find book one in this series!

 

 

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WELCOME HOME, COWBOY
A Hero’s Welcome Book Two
Annie Rains
Releasing April 26th, 2016
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With its thriving military base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as the Hero’s Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to rescue the town’s newest resident from heartache.
 
After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.
Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end.

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Annie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (NYLA).
 


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PODs ~ Michelle K. Pickett

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Walking into your home & your parents quickly turning off the TV. Now, most would think “porn,” in this case it “the end of world” report. Instead it turns into “pizza & game night.”

After this the government, choose by “random,” the survivors of this plague to live in “POD’s” for at least one year. Which they are “hoping” give the plague time to kill itself off …  or whip our mankind. Which ever comes 1st ….

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Ms. Pickett’s writing is pretty good. She does not go into extreme detail of what the disease is … thank goodness for me, that gets to be far to boring … but does go into enough to know it’s pretty horrid.
The way she creates the character’s, she brings you to like or despise them. Like Josh, the POD’s prick, who is rude & slobby plus he think the world OWES him. You just want to crawl into the book & slap him around a few times to see if  you can knock him into common sense. Then  you have Eva, who is you MC, and you have decent feelings for her. She is a decent person, caring and honest, who sadly has to run into a few types of individuals that will make her wonder about the world.

Ms. Pickett’s describes a world, pretty much like the one we live in, facing a plague that many of have prepped for. Or rather it’s on their prep list, I think. The end of mankind by disease or plague. She does a great job, in my opinion, describing the government.

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Chants, Cheers, & Jumps ~ Craig Peters

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I began reading this because my granddaughter was going to be a cheerleader. So, I needed to know what they knew … right? I ended up getting all the cheer books “just in case.”
Chants … easy. I understand, and have seen them do many times. Same with jumps & cheers. But did you know that each of these are labeled differently. That it takes more than “learning” this or that movement to learn a cheer.
My granddaughter wants to be a cheerleader … well darn it, I am  going to do my best to help her. LMAO Even if I make a fool out of myself learning these at 42/43 yrs.

If you want to learn about Cheer Leading, this is a book to start with. It will help you in so many ways. (Good luck!)

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The Chosen (The Legend Chronicles #3) ~ Theresa Meyers

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You have a close relationship with your siblings, and would go above & beyond for them. What would you do if you unknowingly walked into a trap set up by the youngest of your siblings?
Remington find that out pretty quick, and find a way out of that … but sadly makes it a little messy by BLOWING UP part of the jail. Then high tailing it out of town on a horse with China to find a treasure that may or may not stop a demon from opening the gates of hades & letting worse creatures into our world.
All this in a time where there area really no computers, cars, cell phones or any technology that many need … oh no what shall we do??? LOL

We watch Remington & China tear through everything, trying to discover if this is real or not. Learning if they can trust each other or if the next “knife in the back” is coming from the other.

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Unleashed ~ Rebecca York, Susan Kearney, Diane Whiteside, Lucy Monroe

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You began with a dream of his mate, soul mate. But there is a witch who is making it hard for them to be together, driving them apart.
So, what does our genius of a man do? Try to trick the woman in to falling for him in real life, NOT telling her that “yes, I was in the dream” & “yes, we do know each other.” Plus “no, you are not crazy.”
All to save his island … men.

 

Believe that he should NOT be soul mates with a mortal. Our Master Vamp does everything in his power to scare off this determined lady … who wants nothing more than to find her sister. Plain & simple.
This Master Vamp does EVERYTHING to drive this woman nuts!
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She has loved him from the time she met him. And he has loved her but as a wolf, he cannot mate with her because it will be for life … only she doesn’t know. But of course they (his family) thinks she knows.
It’s her way or no way … and it tears him to a part. Will he pull his head out & figure out not all women run? Or will he let his true soul mate go?

 

More about New Atlantis. She is kidnapped, brought to a deserted island & told she is “special.” Like he is … she believes she is seriously drugged or something. But eventually begins to come around to his thinking. Will she go all the way or is it a ploy to get off the island?

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The Inventor (The Legend Chronicles 0.5) ~ Theresa Meyers

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Sir Turlock is one of the best Inventors in England. Currently, he is showing his invention to the Queen in hopes of invited to become one of the scientist who work for the kingdom.
Lady Hargrieve is not your typical “lady” of the times. She loves to tinker with anything she can get her hands on. Her father allows this only to get the knowledge she discovers about each scientist & their work.
A short but sweet love story between two like minded individuals. One of true love that you can see from the start.

But being apart of the world where things are not exactly what they appear … that always changes things, right? Lady Hargrieve’s family is part of the Hunter’s, and she holds the something of value. She is hunted because of it.
In the end, Sir Turlock must choose her safety over his desires. Her safety over his love. Which is better? Or are they safer together?

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Girl Parts ~ John M. Cusick

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Actually read the book, without jumping to the wrong conclusion, you will find it’s a pretty decent read. For a parent/grandparent, it is a good read because it brings younger life into perceive … into a view I had not seen before. Then placing the reader so they understand three view points.
Mr. Cusick did a decent job describing 3 (in my opinion) well developed main character’s. Plus the extras, as well as the story to back their story … it will either just suck you in or have you walking away. (It’s that type of tale.)
Two completely opposite teen boys, add a “teen girl” for a companion. Actually, you are given Rose, our “teen girl,” who comes to life on David’s drive-way, as his companion. Rose is “treatment therapy” for David to overcome dissociation. It would seem that “in today’s society we have” that issue far too often in teens. David’s parent’s decided to use the “companion therapy” for him. Charlie, who was given the same choices, decided on counseling. David & Charlie are connected to Rose in different ways, and her to both of them.
But sadly from here you must read to learn the rest. LOL no spoilers this time 🙂 🙂 🙂

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