Monday, September 26, 2016

Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee {Review}


Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Sweetwater Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30270331-ella-s-will?ac=1&from_search=true
Will Hawkins is just a mere stable boy. How can he ever think to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.
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My Review: 4 Stars
They say that there are two sides to every story and that's just what this book shows. In Ella (my review can be found here), the reader is treated to a Cinderella-type story from Ella's point-of-view. But in Ella's Will, the reader gets into the head of Will, a stable boy who is in love with Ella, even though he may not be able to ever have her. It's pretty much the exact same story, with a few twists, as it's from Will's perspective.

I loved that I knew how this story was going to go and how it was going to end, but it was fun to see things from another view point. There were a few details that I understood better coming from Will, but I missed Ella. Yes, I saw her, but the story just wasn't the same without her front and center, as it truly is her story to tell. There are other characters that are more prominent with Will as the lead, as he is closer to them or has a better relationship with them, yet I really did miss Ella. But I can't discount Will. What's not to love about him? This story really brought my admiration and love for him to life on a new level.

It's been awhile since I've read Ella and I think it would be a lot of fun to compare the two by reading them closer together. It would complete the whole picture to get both points-of-view simultaneously. 

This is a great read for those who love fairy tale twists, especially coming from a completely different character than is typical.

Content: clean!

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review* 

Buy Links:

http://amzn.to/2dj4pxN
 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ellas-will-jessilyn-stewart-peaslee/1123830487?ean=9781462119080
 https://deseretbook.com/p/ellas-will?variant_id=143442-paperback 

About the Author:

Jessilyn Stewart PeasleeJessilyn Stewart Peaslee was born the fourth of seven children to a family of avid readers, movie quoters, music lovers, and sports fans. Jessilyn graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. She is a mother of five rambunctious, adorable boys who have been so supportive while Mommy wrote her "girl book." As you read this, she is probably folding laundry . . . or should be.  

  

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016: Day 14

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Wow--what a dud of a day for me!
My husband is out of town and life
has been super busy this weekend.
I didn't get much reading done, but
I'm still pretty happy with my progress. 


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Daily Update 
DAY 14/September25th

What I Read:
Ella's Will by Jessilyn S. Peaslee,
The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 72 pages of Ella's Will,
25 pages of The Hesitant Heiress
Total Books Read: 12
Total Pages Read: 2754 pages
Finished Books: Reclamation by Adrienne Quintana, 
Emma G Loves Boyz by Taro Meyer, 
Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson, 
Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff, 
The Woman With No Name by Kelly Nelson,
The Second Season by Heather Chapman 
Beck & Call by Jennifer Peel
Timeless Romance Anthology: Blind Date Collection
Infected by Gregg Luke 
The Protective One by Cami Checketts 
Cole & Jillian by Jennifer Peel 
Ella's Will by Jessilyn Steward Peaslee

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016: Day 13

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What a busy Saturday! I still
managed to get some reading time in.

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Daily Update 
DAY 13/September24th

What I Read:
Ella's Will by Jessilyn S. Peaslee,
The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall
Books Read: 0
Pages Read: 175 pages of Ella's Will,
20 pages of The Hesitant Heiress
Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages Read: 2657 pages
Finished Books: Reclamation by Adrienne Quintana, 
Emma G Loves Boyz by Taro Meyer, 
Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson, 
Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff, 
The Woman With No Name by Kelly Nelson,
The Second Season by Heather Chapman 
Beck & Call by Jennifer Peel
Timeless Romance Anthology: Blind Date Collection
Infected by Gregg Luke 
The Protective One by Cami Checketts 
Cole & Jillian by Jennifer Peel

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016: Day 12

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I'm kind of sad this read-a-thon is almost at an end!
I have A LOT more books I'd love to get read.

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Daily Update 
DAY 12/September23rd

What I Read: Pianos & Promises Novella #3, Cole & Jillian by Jennifer Peel,
Ella's Will by Jessilyn S. Peaslee,
The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 143 pages (finished) of Cole & Jillian,
25 pages of Ella's Will,
32 pages of The Hesitant Heiress
Total Books Read: 11
Total Pages Read: 2462 pages
Finished Books: Reclamation by Adrienne Quintana, 
Emma G Loves Boyz by Taro Meyer, 
Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson, 
Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff, 
The Woman With No Name by Kelly Nelson,
The Second Season by Heather Chapman 
Beck & Call by Jennifer Peel
Timeless Romance Anthology: Blind Date Collection
Infected by Gregg Luke 
The Protective One by Cami Checketts 
Cole & Jillian by Jennifer Peel

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Protective One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts {Review}

The Protective One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts
Kindle Edition, 159 pages
Published September 2nd 2016 by Birch River 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31828762-the-protective-one?ac=1&from_search=true
Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime girl's camp friend and a new identity, she's starting to feel safe. The only problem is the overconfident and much too good-looking Isaac Turnbow. Protecting identity has become second nature, but Isaac poses a threat to her heart. 

Isaac Turnbow has an undeniable need to convince MacKenzie he’s someone she can trust and kiss, but when well-armed men arrive to disturb their budding relationship, he must prove to her and himself that he can protect her. 

This fast-paced, clean Billionaire Bride Pact Romance is a fun and touching read you won’t be able to put down.  
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My Review: 4 Stars
Cami Checketts always writes such fantastic romantic suspense books and this one is no exception. For the most part, this Billionaire Bride Pact series has been fairly light-hearted, but this one jumps right into a very tense situation that had me wondering what in the world was going on. MacKenzie has witnessed a horrific murder and is now on the run. Her old camp friend, Haley, offers her some protection in a beautiful, small, Colorado town. 
I cannot even imagine having to constantly look over my should, as MacKenzie has to do. She's a very dedicated person and one who thrives on routine, which resonates with me, as I'm a creature of habit. Isaac, Haley's older brother, is very overprotective--almost to a fault. But really...how can that trait be a weakness when her best interest is at heart? I'll tell you that it can be--especially when that flaw causes some very swoony moments and sparks of chemistry. I loved the banter and flirting, but felt that at times, MacKenzie was a tad bit rebellious towards the advice given to her. She was very fickle with her feelings and decisions.
I wanted to see just a little more of the other camp friends, but thought it was great how different relationships gradually grew, or fell apart, throughout the story. This is a good installment in this fun series. I love how individual each story is.
Content: mild, swoony romance (kissing, some innuendo, a vague mention of rape); mild violence (murder, attacks--not graphic). Clean!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*
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Buy Link:
http://amzn.to/2d8Je1J

About the Author:
 

Cami Checketts 
Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.

www.camichecketts.com

Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon 2016: Day 11

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Happy Fall, Y'all!
It's always nice to curl up with a good book
on a rainy, fall day.

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Daily Update 
DAY 11/September22nd

What I Read: The Protective One by Cami Checketts
Books Read: 1
Pages Read: 159 pages
Total Books Read: 10
Total Pages Read: 2262 pages
Finished Books: Reclamation by Adrienne Quintana, 
Emma G Loves Boyz by Taro Meyer, 
Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson, 
Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff, 
The Woman With No Name by Kelly Nelson,
The Second Season by Heather Chapman 
Beck & Call by Jennifer Peel
Timeless Romance Anthology: Blind Date Collection
Infected by Gregg Luke 
The Protective One by Cami Checketts

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