Cover Reveal: Champagne Toast by Melissa Brown

The second book in the “Love of My Life” series by my friend Melissa Brown! Her first book, “Bouquet Toss” is now available and climbing the charts on Amazon!
Kate and Evan fell hard and fast for one another in college. Their once passionate and loving relationship ended when old scars eventually tore them apart. After two years, they are still struggling to move forward, while clinging to what was once the love of their lives. Each other.

Will life offer them a second chance at love or are old patterns simply too hard to break?

Books, Books and More Books

Visit us at the Indie Bookshelf for more book reviews during the month of December!

Just up,  Hillary’s Angel by Lynn Sly

Currently reading:  BeTwixt by Melissa Pearl, Breathing in Bold by Kitty McKay and

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

While in Flight…..

I enjoyed every single book that I read in the past two weeks. They are certainly worth mentioning:

Incidental Happenstance by Kim De Salvo

I loved the innocence of Tia’s love for Dylan. What an original way to meet the love of your life! The development of their relationship was also very real and comprehensible.

Love Left Behind by S.H. Kolee

It took a long time for Jackson and Emma to live their story and celebrate their love. But it was worth the wait.

Losing It by Cora Carmack

Romantic!  When Garrick and Bliss finally got together, fireworks and sweet, sweet love had me swooning 30,000 feet in the air (no, literally, I was on the flight to Paris).

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

No joke. I had a choked up feeling the whole time I was reading this book. I felt so much for Theresa’s plight but the ending was a little bit predictable.

Butterfly Weeds by Laura Miller

One can only hope to be loved by Will through more than ten years of Julia’s indecisiveness. I wanted to read about more of their life togther after Julie “surrendered her war”.

And Now Back to the Show

Bonjour! C’est Moi! I’m back. It’s been a long two weeks and I surely missed all of you.  I find myself so fortunate to have been able to experience working life in Paris….but I am so glad to be home!  For two whole weeks, I lived it.  Wake up calls at 6:45 am, taking the Metro subway trains to Saint Denis, twelve hour working days and late nights with colleagues from our different sister companies.

Of course, it can’t hurt that bad when your hotel has a view of the Arc de Triomphe, or your train stop is right smack in front of the Louis Vuitton flagship store, or that the Eiffel Tower is just a few blocks away.  My new expression? Paris is the new Vegas. Let’s just leave it at that.

While I was away, two new books were released, so once again I am late to the party. Michelle Mankin’s Love Revolution is A MUST READ. Watch for my very own review coming soon.

I also have to mention that during this trip, I managed to read six books and Beta read and comment for one author while I was there? Click on the Not Quite 4*s link for brief reviews on these books.  Five stars for Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx. I think I will do a separate review on this and an author interview as well.

A Public Service Announcement….. Or Not

So today I am going to ramble on about the travails of getting ready for a loooong business trip. As in two weeks. Long.  I am going to miss my family so much!

I woke up yesterday morning in a panic and decided to work from home today. And boy, did I accomplish a lot. First and foremost, I voted. Have you voted yet? Are you going to take the time out to vote on Tuesday? Take it from me. Someone who has worked for the government and who has seen firsthand how our votes do matter. Sure it was in another time and in another country, but anywhere in the world, politics seems to march to the beat of the same drum. No matter how you feel, regardless of who you vote for, consider yourself so very lucky that you get to have a say in what the country can be like for the next four years….

So, after voting, I got to pack and boy did I pack. What don’t you need for fifteen days? You basically have to take your whole wardrobe with you. And the shoes to match. Even if you only pack one gray outfit, you need the gray shoes.  Of course.  And then there was laundry, working out, and last but not least, getting your nails done so they look nice while you are overseas.  Just so that all the strangers and co workers you meet will think, “wow, what pretty nails she has”. Huge priority.  I am sure you know what I mean. Come to think of it, those nails might not survive trying to lift that huge heavy suitcase as it comes off the luggage ramp!

It’s been a crazy busy week but I managed to crank out a few things. Highlight of my week? Two reviews which you will find at The Indie Bookshelf.  I am still so amazed at how priviledged I am to be in the company of such creative, smart and funny women.

I also finished Down to You by Michelle Leighton. I was so frustrated when the book ended that I just asked her when the sequel was coming out. I loved the book if only because it ends when Cash and Olivia’s story seems to have just begun.  The build up was incredible.  I actually had the nerve to ask Michelle Leighton to hurry up with the next installment!  Not that I actually think she will listen to me.

So now that I am all packed and my Kindle is loaded with pages of new and unread books, it’s time to relax until I have to leave for the airport in the morning. I promise to keep in touch while I am away if you promise to do the same!

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