MacFarlane’s, The Cheat, is a fun read in a quirky kind of way. The two main characters, Francis and Monte are extremely lovable and true to real life. The characters are well-developed exhibiting all the insecurities and flaws that plague us as we search for true soulmate. There’s Francis, an ordinary paralegal, believing she’s fat and forty, and Monte, a popular guitar player with a local band, who thinks Francis is “fancy” fabulous. But there was no convincing Francis of that. She has no confidence in her ability to have and keep Monte; after all, she’d been down that road before and had lost her husband to the town tramp. So her self-confidence had taken a beating, all she was waiting for was for Monte to tell her it’s over. Things took a different turn than she’d expected and poor Francis was having great difficulty accepting the obvious. This was a quick, fun and interesting story. I read it in one sitting.
LOVE CHANGES BY MARSHA CASPER COOK
Second chances are possible but only if the lies and compromises are gone.
Martin had lost his first wife and daughter in a horrible car accident and it took him years to fight the sadness he woke up with every day. When he met Elaine everything changed. He married her and their new life made Martin forget all the pain. Once again life was good.
After feeling such happiness the second time around Martin never expected tragedy to once again be knocking at his door, but it had. If Martin had known the truth about Elaine’s past he would have been able to help her but her fear of the truth became her reality and the fact that they loved each other didn’t seem to be enough. Elaine came up with a solution she thought would be for the best. Martin went along with her plan but it put him in a compromised position and very unhappy, but he loved his wife so much he agreed to live her lie.
The stakes were very high but Martin thought in time he could change her mind but as the years passed the only thing that changed was Elaine. She became withdrawn and uneasy and finally when things got out of hand and Martin couldn’t control anything that happened it was a downward spiral and everything they had worked to achieve began to crumble.
Could Martin save his wife from herself? Would Elaine let that happen?
For love, Martin would do anything and Elaine loved him for that, but would that be enough?
July 9, 2017Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseScreenplays happen to be one of my favorite things to read, so when I saw this book was based off one of the author’s screenplays I couldn’t wait to check it out. I can usually tell when a book is written this way because the dialogue and characters are so strong that you can actually picture the novel taking place in front of you. This is certainly a writing strength that this author possesses, which makes me excited for future work.
When it comes to the story, I really enjoyed the plot very much. I don’t want to divulge too many details, but you will certainly want to read this book all of the way through. Some of the characters are a bit difficult to figure out, but that makes the story a lot more interesting in my eyes. I think, it tackles some lessons in life that many face, but won’t cause you to spend a weekend crying over the ending if you plan on reading this in public.One person found this helpful
The Wolf Next Door ( A Paranormal Romance) (The Anthology Novella Series)
Ember Sloane hasn’t had an easy life.
Loss always seems to be in the cards for her.
After losing both her parents, her brother, the only one she has left in the world, unexplainably disappears.
After a chance meeting in a small shop that Ember seems to be drawn to, a stranger gives her the opportunity to make a wish.
But, do wishes ever really come true?
Feeling as if she has nothing left to lose, she tosses her dreams into the fountain, not expecting anything good to happen.
Bader Grant has had a favor called in. Not happy about it at all, he reluctantly agrees to do what he can, never expecting that said favor would be the striking Ember Sloane.
Now, as the sparks fly, and the heat builds, can Bade keep focused on the task at hand in order to help make Ember’s wish come true, or will they simply burst into flames as evil sets its eyes on her and gets ever closer to the woman he has promised to help.
From best-selling author Darlene Kuncytes comes this sexy, sinful and fiery romance that is sure to curl your toes and keep you wanting more!
Part of the Anthology Novella Series – Make a wish and see what happens!
A FAB REVIEW FOR THE WOLF NEXT DOORMobookworm4.0 out of 5 starsMade my day better
August 11, 2019 – Published on Amazon.comVerified PurchaseI can always count on her to make my day better. After a crappy week, a long day and just feeling blah, what do you do?
You grab the newest release that you were hoarding for just this moment.
Always makes my day brighter and helps me escape to a wonderful world AND this was needed today.
Ember and Bader were definitely what I wanted…..he’s just what she needs in one of her darkest times……..little knowing he’s more then she thinks. Ember was feisty, little snarky and I would so have had her reaction to him!! Lol
Perfect bedtime read…….maybe the dreams will be sweet now???
January 20, 2015Format: Kindle Edition
Serena and Ava have their own reasons for loving The Book Nook, the tiny workshop/café that provides a library in the form of a book exchange to customers, grateful for it in the small town a bus journey from Cork in Ireland. For Serena it’s her retreat from tragedy, the mysterious disappearance of the man whose child she miscarried and, one blustery autumn morning, a man she sees when she walks her dog on the beach, who apparently walks into the icy sea to his death. Her friend Ava visits often, escaping her city life with domineering husband, Richard, who insists on being the bread-winner and expects her to do nothing but wait on him, when her desire is to help those in need.
These two characters, and many others, are brilliantly drawn, and the story gripping, but there is much more to this book than appears at first. A girl whose father vanished from her life a year previously asks Serena to display a photograph of him. Serena does so, but tells Ava she will cast a spell to bring the girl luck with her quest. Is Serena really a white witch, or slightly insane with grief? If she does have magic powers, can she use them to find her own lost love? Can she help Ava to to find true happiness and if she does try, will it be as a normal friend or… read “Soup” and see, but do read it.