EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Crystal Hubbard

EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN by Crystal Hubbard

Description: 40-something professor Zae Richardson, never expected to find love again after the death of her beloved husband, but her hunky, blond dojo trainer, 30-something, Chip, might give the feisty widow a new lease on life. This is the follow-up to BURN. The Good: Ms. Hubbard is a very funny writer, and there were many laugh out loud moments in this book. I really enjoyed BURN, and loved catching up with Gian and Cinder as they pursued adoption. The side characters were well-drawn and engaging. And the ending was really great. Also, there was a lot of English major fan service. If you love literature or were an English major, you’re going to really appreciate this novel. The Bad: Unfortunately the book took quite a while to get started. The narrative...

ROCK STAR by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

ROCK STAR by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Description: When Bryan Spencer, the lead singer of Storm Crow, moves to a small southern town to recover from his best friend’s death, he meets Callie Lawson, a bookstore owner who helps him to heal. But can their small town romance survive within the world of his big time career? The Good: The story is very compelling, and it was so nice to read an IR romance with a hero that leaned beta. Not every author can pull a beta off, but Holcomb does it well, and crafts a very attractive hero in Bryan Spencer. It was also refreshing to see two characters bond over a mutual love of reading. On a setting note, ROCK STAR has really great local flavoring.  And, on a crafting note, if you’re going make the controversial decision to head hop, look at ROCK STAR....