Molly Sullivan had been the perfect wife and hostess until she finds a pair of purple panties in her bed and the final straw breaks. She causes a scene, leaves her home and soon to be ex after cleaning out the safe. She finds more than a few surprises in the paperwork and soon knows she is in danger. She also finds herself with a few powers she didn’t know about and doesn’t know how to handle. Josiah Mason is the only person she can turn to, he knows what she is and though he has an agenda of his own, he will help her train to be an American Witch.
What an amazing way to start a new trilogy! If you are a fan of author Thea Harrison’s Elder Race series American Witch will blow you away. The characters, drama, danger and the good hit of somewhat reluctant romance is amazing. I also loved that Molly isn’t a 20-something but a woman who is older, lived what she thought was a good life and got it all thrown in her face. Even her own mother doesn’t support her decision to leave the cheating husband.
This is an eye opening look into the world of magic, it’s pain as well as the pleasure of being who you are meant to be. The coven of witches who are with Josiah is filled with intriguing character, all fighting together to search out and destroy an evil entity.
American Witch is a page turner that will have you impatiently waiting for the next one to arrive.
This story with have you in tears. Anyone who has lost a loved one or close friend to a sudden death should read this book It isn’t therapy but it does reach into the thoughts and actions of survivors.
Cameron Connolly and Violet Knight had both suffered the pains of life. He as a foster child until the Connolly’s had taken him in and she at the loss of him when he suddenly walked away with her heart and now a close friend to death. The last thing either expects is a second chance but life and fate hands you what you can handle – ready or not.
I cried from the beginning, though there is some laughter and loved watching the growing love between this couple as well the Connolly brothers who had some ground to make up too. While all worked toward healing, survival and love.
The healing touch of love is felt throughout this book, but the romance is steamy, the brothers are funny as well as jerks to each other and Violet and her friends are there for each other as only friends and sisters can be. If anyone can make you understand how to handle the heartbreak that life can hand you it is author Carrie Ann Ryan, with this amazing beginning to her new Fractured Connections series.
May I say that I love the Montgomery clan, no matter what city they are in and can I find a “Brushes With Lushes” class somewhere close by?
In this novella Kaylee Chambers is an artist, a business woman and a big disappointment to her mother. She divorced a cheating husband and she is … OMG … working with her hands. How terrible! She will stick to art and friendship, so why does Landon keep tugging at her heart.
Landon knows numbers and he knows families can be a pain, but the one thing he finally comes to realize is that Kaylee is the one for him. She might not have been ready when they first met but he’s hoping that somehow she would come to him and feel the same love.
Ink by Numbers is a novella that will grab you by the heart as you watch these two dance around one another until they realize friendship is good but Love is so much better. Carrie Ann Ryan knows how to give her readers a sweet yet very steamy romance that leaves us with the warm fuzzies. Cannot wait for the next offering of this talented writer.
In an attempt to escape what was seeming like a forced marriage, Mercy Rutherford traveled to Scotland to escape the possessive grip of her fiancé. Unfortunately, on the last leg of her trip to see her grandmother a monster flew out of the sky and landed on her carriage. Well, not really a monster but some kind of flying machine and a very abrupt and man who was more worried about his machine than the condition of she and her maid. However, after introductions were made Ross Caithart brought her to his castle and set her maids broken arm and stitched Mercy’s gash in her head.
To all intents and purposes Ross Caithart most certainly was mad. Handsome beyond words, he’s also causing an irresistible flutter in Mercy’s stomach beyond reason. But as soon as Mercy mentioned her grandmother – Ross made the connection and made haste to get her out of his castle and up to Mercy’s kin. However, if Mercy was expecting loving arms happy to see her, she was sadly mistaken and her arrival was met with contempt and derision. All because of arriving in the Caithart carriage?
When Mercy’s fiancé Gregory arrives to see their arranged marriage to its bitter end, Mercy desperately turns to Ross with an offer of her fortune—and her hand in marriage. The Earl of Morton has a reputation for being an eccentric, but even he is hesitant to engage in such a rash proposition—no matter how utterly beguiled he is by the wildly independent American heiress. And yet, with so much at stake, how can he possibly say no?
Bottom line I truly enjoyed this novel as much as the rest of the titles this author has put out over the years. This has just the right amount of action, adventure, sensualness, and rivalry making for a fascinating read.
In Jagged Ink, author Carrie Ann Ryan, reminds her readers that sometimes happily ever after is hard work. The fairy tale offered by many authors is a fantastic escape, but Ms. Ryan hits us with real life.
This is a bit of a reverse read. The fairy tale starts with the couple, Roxie and Carter, as a married couple who expected to exchange their vows and move on in a haze of perfection. Life got in the way and this book hit every emotional soft spot possible.
Jagged Ink also gives a lot of really good advice on marriage. It really takes communication and love. I have to admit that there were a few times I wanted to yell at them to sit down and talk! So much should have been said but in Roxie’s case, I can understand her internalizing her thoughts and fears. Sorry, but you will have to read to find out why she feels what she does.
Ms. Ryan has an amazing talent for knowing what people think and feel and putting on paper all the fears, anger and misunderstandings and bring about a true HEA.
ASHES TO INK had me in tears a number of times. Abby had lost the “love of her life” but had her daughter to care for. Now living in Colorado Springs next to the Montgomery family she is starting over.
Ryan is the new tattoo artist but he has secrets he is trying to keep to himself. He has a twin, who is a mess and causes him troubles every once in awhile. But he isn’t ready to talk about him or the problems he has caused. Until Abby … until the brother threatens the one woman Ryan is starting to feel close to.
Friends to lovers is always a great read and ASHES TO INK is filled with this emotional driven scenario. Abby has her child and thought she lost her heart until Ryan and when she thinks she can move on, still with a piece of her heart belonging to the father of her child, the brother makes Ryan feel he doesn’t deserve her. This is where I had a problem with this book. Ryan had tried to help the brother but to no avail. To my mind, if you have done all you can to help someone, for your own sanity, ties must be cut. Tough love is tough.
I have to say this one really tugged at my heartstrings, with loss of love, fear of the future, worry about the past – all things that friends and lovers are suppose to help you with and the Montgomery clan is amazingly helpful in all the books that Ms. Ryan gives us.
Just a note of warning . . . keep the tissues handy, but know this is another keeper.
Brilliant and restless, financial wizard Elliott Remington doesn’t turn down a dare – anything to help out his family. This time it’s to coordinate a service-dog boot camp for veterans at his family’s resort. Success with this event will cement the resorts future meaning a one-way ticket to the West Coast to continue his dream career. But it comes with a hitch: teaming up with his ex, who vanished on him ten years ago with nothing more than a kiss-off note.
*** Loving Elliott with all she had, Rebel Tate did what she had to do—for both their sakes when she left. As a dog whisperer with a keen sense of survival, she’s struggled and lived a tough life. This is Rebel’s last ditch effort to establish herself and fulfill her dream right back in Angel Fire Falls, doing what she loves, next to a man she’s never forgotten. The passion between them still smolders, with ignition just around the corner but neither is ready to get burned.
Both were stubborn and both had secrets too terrible that kept them from forgiving themselves for reasons only they understood. Neither had ever told the other what they were, and both had reasons to not reveal them. However, TRUST and taking a chance would be the one thing that could free them to love completely again. While training dogs – a big part of training required trust and acceptance. With a bit of luck, maybe they could take their cues from the rules governing the of training dogs to learn to trust themselves!
A fantastic page turner that you do not want to miss.
Loch Collin just wants to raise his precious daughter, be near his family and his best friend Ainsley Harris and keep his past at bay. Unfortunately pasts always find a way of coming back to haunt people and his put not just himself and his baby girl in danger but his biggest weakness also gets caught up in it all.
Ainsley has been by Loch’s side helping him and being a friend but she has secretly been in love with him, but knowing her friend so well any change in their status will have to come from him. Finally he comes to his senses and realizes that being in love with his best friend can be a good thing. Or can it?
So many secrets, so much danger and so much love will have you reading and turning pages as quickly as possible then you’ll want to do it all over again. The characters are believable, especially with the bickering brothers, glares from mom and the adorable little daughter, Misty. And good Lord can author Carrie Ann Ryan make her bad guys really horribly bad.
This is the third and final offering in in Ms. Ryan’s “Whiskey and Lies” series. It is a standalone so you need not read the other two but … why wouldn’t you! All three are amazing reads.
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 321 pagesPublished October 9th 2018
Never fear if you are looking for a great “who done it” with unspeakable and brutal crimes by psychopaths – Mary Burton is sure to fulfill all those needs.Not only that but you’ll have terrific characters who are fleshed out admirably and in some instances with their motivation built right into the dynamics of the story.However, you probably will not figure out the bad guy until very close to the end.
What sets this one apart is the mystery of the twin sisters who were separated at birth.As a medical examiner Faith isreunited only to realize that her identical twin sister might never live to know who she is.Faith McIntyre knew she had been adopted but her sister, FBI Agent Macy Crow, the victim of a hit and run, might not live to be introduced.Macy had stumbled into a discovery that put her into the cross hairs of someone who wasn’t ready for the world to know of their crimes.