Maisey Yates’s ‘Good Time Cowboy’ Lives Up to His Name [REVIEW]

Cowboy and his girl at sunset

Even after your heart’s been broken, new love can blossom in the most unlikely of places. (Photo by Bob Jagendorf, Flickr)

Her ex-husband is a self-absorbed, philandering fool, and most of his friends and colleagues are no better. Yet there’s that one guy who she always felt a spark of attraction toward, the one who would spell trouble for her if she just gave him the chance. Now that she has to work with him, however, will she be able to resist a romance with the one kind of man she always avoids: a bull rider? Find out in Maisey Yates’s latest cowboy rom-com, Good Time Cowboy. 
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Maisey Yates’ ‘Good Time Cowboy’ Needs Taming [EXCERPT]

Heading Home

After Lindy Parker gets rid of one cheating cowboy, will she fall for another? (Photo by Andy Smith, Flickr)

Who doesn’t love a good cowboy novel? After all, these rugged heroes are the stuff fantasies are made of. Usually. But in Maisey Yates’ new book, they are also the very individuals who can break your heart. You’ll see what I mean in this excerpt from Good Time Cowboy. Enjoy! —J.R.  Read more of this post

Years After Escaping the Dark, Chef is ‘Torn’ When It Comes to Embracing His Future [REVIEW]

Haircuts

You never know who you’ll find inside Whiskey Sharp, the barbershop and bar featured in Lauren Dane’s Torn. (Photo by cleverdame107, Flickr)

Then, she was a sweet kid with a big crush. He was a handsome but messed up youth trying to figure out his life. Now, years later, they are both older and wiser. But is dating an old friend a good idea? In Lauren Dane’s Torn, we discover that sometimes two people simply have to take a chance.  Read more of this post

‘Start Without Me’ Illustrates Why Some of Us Avoid Going Home at All Costs [REVIEW]

North Amherst, Massachusetts

In Start Without Me, Joshua Max Feldman proves that sometimes going back to your childhood home isn’t as joyous as it could be. (Photo by Doug Kerr, Flickr)

Home for the holidays. The very thought of it conjures up idealized Hollywood scenarious where everything is perfect, blanketed in clean white snow, with the family gathered around the table sharing fond, sweet memories of yesteryear. But in Joshua Max Feldman’s new novel, Start Without Me, he depicts another type of homecoming altogether. In fact, this story is as far from a Frank Capra movie as you can get.  Read more of this post

Pay Another Visit to Little Beach Street Bakery [REVIEW]

Cake

Every year, Polly bakes up a decadent feast at the Little Beach Street Bakery. (Photo by California Bakery, Flickr)

In Mount Polbearne, the holiday season couldn’t be any more idyllic if it tried. The tiny seaside Cornish village is dazzling, charming, and festive, and is the perfect getaway for many looking to escape London and Exeter. But what happens when unexpected disaster strikes? Will it kill the mood and spoil everyone’s good cheer? Find out in Jenny Colgan’s latest.  Read more of this post