Welcome to another one of our new Book Blog Memes
Swoon Worthy Spotlights features 1-3 of our favorite books that we have read during the month.
We will share the cover(s), our review(s)
and a link to each other's posts
so you can check out which books we have all chosen!
So... without further adieu... our first...
Swoon Worthy Spotlights!
For my first Swoon Worthy Spotlights I am going to choose...
The Daring One by Cami Checketts
My Review: 5 Stars
There's not much that I love more than a sassy heroine and a stud of a hero. Summer's world crumbles when her dad sells their family business and she loses her job (and designs) as a toy designer. While taking some time to save up some money and figure out her next step, she is literally run over by Chance--and what a chance meeting that is! This Channing Tatum look-alike tries hard to sweep her off her feet, while figuring out how to tell her the truth about who he is.
Channing...I mean, Chance...is dreamy, sweet, persistent and most girls' ideal. He's got swag, confidence, the looks, money, and manners. Summer is full of spunk--the more she teases and pushes him away, the more he chases her. I love that he has to work hard for what he wants. The chemistry between Chance and Summer sizzles right off the pages like ice melting on a hot day. It's super swoony and volatile, while still staying clean. Those kisses...I'm still fanning myself...
This story isn't all about the romance though. The setting is spectacular and has me longing for summer days, as it's very descriptive. The way the story plays out is interesting, as well as how the truth is discovered. I love realistic reactions to different situations and this one really delivers. This book is a perfect escape for a wintery day!
Content: swoony romance (kissing, some making out (not very descriptive), mild innuendo)
*I received a complimentary copy from the author, which in no way influenced my opinion. All thoughts are my own.*
An Ocean Away by Heather B. Moore
My Review: 5 Stars
I've found a kindred spirit! Gina Graydon loves books (as do I) and goes as far as sneaking over the balcony of her French hotel room to devour her beloved romance books in a beautiful garden. She's got a very vivid imagination and almost seems to conjure up the most deliciously handsome and romantic hero. Edmund is captivated by this tall beauty and an almost Romeo and Juliet romance ensues.
This is such a delightful story that kept me with a silly grin plastered on my face. The characters are refreshingly life-like and humorous, making the most of events they find themselves in. My heart was swooning during the waltz and the stolen moments in the moonlit garden. The ending left me elated and sighing with satisfaction. Perfection. Yes, this morsel of a story is a pure, guilty pleasurable taste of romantic perfection.
PS I want that dress on the cover. Love!
Content: mild, swoony romance.
*I received a complimentary copy which in no way affected my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Check out KJ's Book Nook's picks here.
Bookworm Nation's picks here.