Reviews: The Army Doctor’s Christmas Collection by Helen Scott Taylor

The Army Doctor’s Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After his wife betrayed him, Major Radley Knight dedicated himself to becoming the best Army doctor he could be, dedicated himself to saving soldiers’ lives. When he returns on leave from Afghanistan he is ready for a break. Instead he finds himself helping a young mother and her newborn baby. He falls in love with Olivia and her sweet baby boy and longs to spend the rest of his life caring for them. But Olivia and her baby belong to Radley’s brother.

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I must admit that I’m a sucker for military romances. So when I saw this book, I was excited to read it.

 

To start off, ih ave to say that this is a novella. I always get nervous reading novellas because they can feel rushed. Helen Scott Taylor did a good job of making me care about the characters  with such a short book. I really liked Radley. We got some info about Rad’s past and it made my heart break for him. Even though we never met his ex, I hated her. I just kept hoping that he wasn’t going to go through that again. I also liked, and respected Olivia. She was a strong woman that was doing everything she could to provide for her son. And the scenes between Rad and little George were just adorable.

I found this book to be really enjoyable. It was a sweet, fluffy romance with no angst or dark hidden secrets. It was a nice change of pace compared to everything else out there. 

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The Army Doctor’s Wedding by Helen Scott Taylor

Army doctor, Major Cameron Knight, thrives on the danger of front-line Battlefield medicine. Throwing himself into saving the lives of injured servicemen keeps the demons from his past away. When he rescues charity worker, Alice Conway, and a tiny newborn baby, he longs for a second chance to do the right thing, even if it means marrying a woman he barely knows so they can take the orphan baby to England for surgery. The brave, beautiful young woman and the orphan baby steal his heart. He longs to make the marriage real, but being married to an army officer might do her more harm than good.

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I have to start out by saying that I really disliked Cameron in the first book. He was an immature twit and I wanted to kick his butt for the way the acted toward Olivia and George. George was just a novelty to him and he was put out when Radley and Olivia fell in love. So coming into this book, I wasn’t looking forward to reading Cameron’s story.

After reading The Army Doctor’s Baby, I was glad that Cameron was stepping back and letting Rad be a father to George. Cam was a stupid immature guy that refused to step up to his responsibility. But after getting to know him in this book, I felt kind of bad for him. He realized what he missed out on and that was just sad.

In some ways, I felt like this book wasn’t as rushed as the previous one. Maybe it’s because the course of the book seemed like was months longer or maybe it was because there was more action. Either way, much to my surprise, I enjoyed this one more than the first.

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The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby by Helen Scott Taylor

After he loses his wife, army surgeon Colonel Sean Fabian protects his damaged heart by cutting women out of his life. He dedicates himself to his career and being a great dad to his twin babies. When he asks army nurse Kelly Grace to play nanny to his children over Christmas, he realizes how much he misses having a beautiful woman in his life and in his arms. Caring for Sean’s adorable twin babies is Kelly’s dream come true. She falls in love with the sweet little girls and their daddy, but she’s hiding a devastating event from the past. If she can’t trust Sean with her secret, how can she ever expect him to trust her with his bruised heart?

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This was a short and (maybe too)sweet romance about two people finding love when they least expected and creating a family where there was once almost no hope of having one. Sean lost his wife in a car accident just after their twin daughters were born. What he never told anyone was that their relationship was ending which led him to close himself off to ever trusting another woman or finding love. Kelly has been in lover with her friend for years and after watching him marry someone else, she’s decided to retire from the military and take her nursing skills overseas to help a children’s charity. A chance meeting one night brings Sean and Kelly together. Ok, maybe not so chance… She’s dressed as a sexy bunny to sing Sean Happy Birthday as arranged by mutual friends. I found this pretty funny 🙂 Turns out Sean is in need of a nanny while his au pair is on holiday and Kelly fits the bill. What starts out as a harmless way to pass another lonely Christmas for Kelly leads the two to realize that it’s ok to start over in love and that when you meet the right one, you just know. ❤ It was a sweet romance that had no drama, I’m just mad that there was no sex 😉

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Nikki

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Review: Trust in Me by J. Lynn

Welcome to the Trust in Me blog tour!!!! 

I have to say that I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn. She can write no wrong with me! So when I heard that Cam was getting a book from his POV, I literally 

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And I’m proud to day that I’m a card carrying member of the Author Stalker club, the Jennifer Armentrout chapter!


So, you can imagine my excitement when the invitation to read & review this book came into the blog. I think Nikki’s ears are still ringing.



So, without further ado, here is my review for Trust in Me! 🙂


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REVIEW: Spark (Spark #1) by Brooke Cumberland

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Description:

When your past controls your future, how do you move forward?
Velaney Wills knows about that all too well.
Weak, powerless, and fearing the one person who has hurt her the most…can she overcome the barriers to move forward?

 
Being saved by a muscled Godsend was never on her agenda, but when firefighter, Eric Reilley comes into her life unexpectedly, everything changes.

Velaney has never felt loved or cared for, and her past prevents her from letting anyone in. Eric manages to break down her walls—despite the repercussions that come for them afterwards.

They have an undeniable spark—something she has never felt before, but will it be enough? Can love overcome all obstacles? Can they save each other to protect their love or will her past shatter everything she never knew she needed…?

**Spark is for mature audiences only – strong language, explicit sexual content, and sexual abuse are apparent.**

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Review: Let it be Me by Toni Aleo

Welcome to Toni Aleo’s Let it be Me blog tour!!!! 



Here at Confessions of 2 Book Lovers, we’re huge fans of Toni Aleo’s work. 

Seriously, that’s it? You’re just going to leave it at that? 

At what? It’s the truth, we’re huge fans. 

No. We’re HUGE FANS!!!!!!!!! That’s what you were supposed to say. 

*looking at Nikki like she’s crazy* O-kay….I thought I said that. But anyway, if you had let me finish.

So, as we were saying, before being interrupted, We’re HUGE fans of Toni Aleo. We loved her hockey series and when we got the opportunity to read and review her new book, we jumped at it! Honestly, we didn’t even know what it was about, we just knew that we couldn’t pass up this awesome opportunity. 



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Do you see that woman there?
The one with long, wavy blond hair
and blue eyes that used to sparkle?
That’s me, Violet Moore.

Do you see those men over there?

One is my husband, Rob.

A man who claimed he loved me, but proved his fist loved me more.

The other is Tucker McCloud, my savior and confidant.

I’m torn between what’s right and my own fear.

But not anymore.

I’m taking my life back now.

I will fight back.

I will be happy.

 

So, without further ado, our review: 

HOLY CRAP. That was intense. From page one, there was intense drama and angst. It all seemed so real. There were times that I wanted to cover my eyes as I read. I thank god that I’ve never been in that type of situation.

This book was unputdownable. I can’t say I loved it (mostly because of the subject matter) but it’s definitely unforgettable, and will stick with you. It’s book that’s worth reading.

I liked Violet and I felt sorry for her. I kept rooting for her, hoping she would develop the courage to leave Rob. He was a character that I definitely wanted to go all Dexter on.

While I was happy that Violet started to grow a backbone and stand up for herself, I was also cringing because I knew it would come at a price. And boy did she pay that price. I was also yelling at her to confide in Dr. Sexy Pants. And speaking of said hottie…he was certainly drool worthy! He was such a good guy, a guy you could root for, one you wanted to get his HEA. And he was so patient with Violet. He could clearly see that things weren’t right, and even though there were times that he got frustrated, he never stopped supporting her and encouraging her to admit what was going on. Tucker is definitely a keeper.

This wasn’t your typical romance. Yes, there was a romance between Violet and Tucker but I really felt that the book was more about how falling in love led Violet to realizing that she could leave. And it led her to find the strength to leave. At least, that’s what the book was about for me.

My only complaint was that Violet never told Tucker about Rob causing her to lose her child. It was mentioned in the first chapter but when the book came full circle later, there was no mention of it.

But this book is a solid 4 star read.

 

 

 
 
Author Info

Toni Aleo is
the author of the Nashville Assassins series: Taking Shots, Trying to Score,
Empty Net, and Blue Lines. When not rooting for her beloved Nashville
Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her
daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the
latest romance novel. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two
children, and a bulldog.
Author Links
 

 

 

 

Review: To Steal a Highlander’s Heart by Samantha Holt



I am really excited about this post! I got the chance to read and review To Steal a Highlander’s Heart by Samantha Holt. And, I have some really cool things for the post from the author. 🙂


Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.

Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.

Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?



 





It has been so long since I’ve read a historical romance. I had almost forgotten how much I loved them.

But this had everything I wanted in a historical romance…hot Scottish Highlander, a spunky highland lass, intrigue, murder plots and enemy clans.

The starts out when Alana and Morgann are young. They’re good friends but Morgann knows something that Alana doesn’t…her dad is up to no good and after the MacRae lands. Morgann is branded a thief (literally) and thrown off the Campbell lands, sparking a feud between the two families. My one issue with this part of the book was that it jumps 8 years into the future and you don’t see anything of the feud. No raids, battles, antagonism…nothing.

But, we do meet the very nice and interfering faery Tèile. She was there when Morgann was thrown off Campbell lands and decided that now was time to repay a debt to the Campbell family. Apparently, Alana’s mother helped a Fae give birth and Tèile was the one responsible for repaying the debt. I thought this was an interesting part of the book. I wish I’d had more information or seen the actual deal go down, but I liked Tèile. She definitely provided some funny moments. And I can’t wait for Finn’s story to see more of  Tèile’s meddling.

My only complaint is that the book could have been longer. It was still a great book and kept me engaged but I couldn’t help but feel like Morgann and Alana should have spent more time with his family or even by themselves…or both. And there were definitely threats to them (specifically Alana) but they  happened to close together. I was kind of hoping that they would be spaced out so that they were lulled into a false sense of security and let their guard down.

But overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more from the author.

 

 

 

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Morgann MacRae
Dark, haunted, angry.
Morgann carries the burden of being the Laird of Glencolum while his father is sick. Once a playful lad, his one mistake has led to years of bloodshed and strife. He spends his days running Glencolum Keep and worrying for his father’s health. With his stepmother plotting against him, his only focus is ensuring the truth comes to light and that she is brought to justice.
That is until he captures Alana…
 
Alana Campbell
Spirited, stubborn, caring.
As the only Campbell daughter, Alana has a duty to protect her clan. After years of being hidden away in her father’s keep, the lively lass is desperate from some freedom. She takes her responsibilities seriously, having taken on her late mother’s duties for many years, but she yearns for some time away from the castle. She also misses her close friend, Morgann MacRae, who she spent many years with when they were growing up. She longs for the days when the clans worked closely together. Unfortunately it looks like Alana will never get her wish when her only day of freedom leads to her being captured by the very man she missed so much.








 

Prologue

 

Thief of my Heart – Sinead O’Connor

 

Chapter One

 

Capercallie –Crime of Passion

 

Chapter Two

 

Runaway- The Corrs

 

Chapter Three

 

Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage

 

Chapter Four

 

For the Love of a Princess – James Horner

 

Chapter Five

 

I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons

 

Chapter Six

 

Better Days – The Goo Goo Dolls

 

Chapter Seven

 

Call Me – Shinedown

 

Chapter Eight

 

Christain Perri – A Thousand Years

 

Chapter Nine

 

Need you Now – Lady Antebellum

 

Chapter 10

 

Adele – Set Fire to the Rain

 

Epilogue

 

Steal Your Heart – Augustana

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AUTHOR BIO –  
Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She’s a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember.
 
Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.
 
STALKER LINKS –  
Website/Blogwww.samanthaholt.org.uk