Is He The One by Janie De Coster

IS HE THE ONE PHOTOHave you ever looked at a person and said to yourself “that is the man/woman who I am going to spend the rest of my life with?”  I’m sure we all have, but what makes us so sure that person is the one for us?  Is it their looks, or maybe their income or could it be the way that they showed you their dreams?  How do you know who “your” forever person is?

Jayree Kennedy knows what she wants.  She is going to find and fall in love with her dream guy and live happily ever after.  She knows he is out there she just hasn’t found him yet.  She continues to tell her sister Teresa and her best friend Linda but they just let her have her fairytale.  Is there someone out there for everyone or is Jayree just wasting her time?  How do you know when you have finally met “THE ONE” and is he/she everything that you imagined?

Teresa Wilson Jayree’s sister,  has felt like her bond with her sister isn’t as strong as it used to be.  Those two girls could talk about anything, that is until Teresa met and married Ray Ray Wilson.  Ray Ray is the one topic in the family that can stir the pot and make it boil over, but Teresa doesn’t care because she loves him.  There is nothing that can separate Teresa and Ray Ray and she is going to live her happily ever after.  How does it feel when your happily ever is starting to feel like the happy is slipping away?  Is there something that can make everybody happy again or was it all just a dream?

Linda is Jayrees’ best friend since forever and they are thick as thieves.  Their bond got stronger when Lisa’s fiance Phillip left Linda at the alter the previous year.  Jayree was there for Linda like a friend should be but Linda decided to take Phillip back.  Phillip provided Linda with everything that she would need to look and be successful but was that enough?  Is having the material things enough or should she continue to shoot for your forever dream?

Is He The One is a story about one thing . . . achieving happiness.  Three different couple take roads to achieve happiness but they go different ways to get it done.  The characters are relatable because this could be you and your friends on any day and that is what makes it an easy and enjoyable read. I enjoy reading De Coster’s work because she makes you feel like one of the family.

  • File Size: 3674 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (October 16, 2018)
  • Publication Date: October 16, 2018
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07JFXV5SJ
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When The Vows Break by Janie DeCoster

when the vows breakOur society’s idea of marriage comes in many different forms nowadays.  The one thing that is constant is you BOTH have agreed to forsake all others ~ but do we really know what that phrase means?  Forsaking all others means of course being with only your spouse but in addition to that it also means putting your marriage and your spouse above everything else, except God of course.  When you start to put things in front of your marriage you lose sight of the real purpose, to love and honor them forever.  Were you being truthful when you entered into this agreement or were you being selfish?

Pastor Sidney Teal is the pastor and founder of Holy Word Holiness Church.  He has a beautiful wife, Olivia and three beautiful children and a very successful church.  They have worked hard at keeping up appearances but something has been feeling off in their marriage as of late.  Could it be that Pastor Teal is spending so much time at the church he is losing his connection with his wife or is there something else underlying?  Being a pastor should he just have the upper hand on relationships or should just being human like the rest of us come into play?

When The Vows Break is an intense novel.  I went through many emotions while reading and at one point had to stop reading to prevent from crying.  You are so drawn into the story line that you almost forget that you are reading a book, it feels more like a lifetime movie or a major motion picture.  You are so in tune with the characters and they are so relatable that you feel their turmoil.   The writing in this novel just flows and keeps you right in the mix of the story and you are almost relieved when it is over so that you can finally stop holding your breath.  I always enjoy DeCoster’s novels and this one is no different, as usual I look forward to more!  Great job!

When the Vows Break is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), Barnesandnobel.com (Paperback only) and anywhere you purchase your favorite books.

  • File Size: 3365 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1983428639
  • Publisher: Major Key Publishing (December 7, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B077ZMK1XR
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Like A Closed Fist by E.H. Nolan

LIKE A CLOSED FISTBeing alone and being lonely are two very different things.  When people are trying to figure out which is which then the lines become blurred and that is when the trouble begins.  Which is worse, being alone or being lonely?  For some there is no difference.

Phoebe Pliesze is a beautiful young girl who has the world at her fingertips but she just doesn’t see it.  Phoebe is family orientated but when her mother passed away the family seemed to part instead of getting stronger.  Kennedy Wilson was the one person who Phoebe thought would sweep her off her feet and take her away from everything.  The problem is when you are banking on someone else and not yourself, that is when you run into issues that you can not fix.  What do you do to make sure that your happiness comes first?  Do you take matters into your own hands or leave it to chance?

Like A Closed Fist is a book about life decisions.  When you are looking at your life and making knee jerk decisions you have to suffer some consequences.  The main character is based on some people that we may know in life and she may drive you crazy but just like in life you stay right by their side watching the train wreck.  Phoebe’s character is not a complex person but she is intense.  This is a borderline romance novel that you will have to pay close attention to or else you will get lost.  Nolan will make you work for this one.

Like A Closed Fist is available to purchase on Amazon.com (Both Kindle and paperback) and BN.com (Paperback only).

  • File Size: 1027 KB
  • Print Length: 396 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1539093271
  • Publication Date: December 5, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M9CG4KY
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Sapphire Attraction by Zuri Day (Book 8 Drakes of California series)

sapphire attractionLove know no boundaries is one of the truest statements even spoken.  If you are fortunate enough to find love, how it comes to you or what it looks like isn’t going to matter to you.  Many have been attracted to a person and fought it because it was not “correct” in the eyes of others but who do you love for, yourself or the people around you?

Ike Drake Jr. is the COO of Drake Realty Plus and is very good at what he does.  He is strict and professional in all that he does and doesn’t ask for permission.  When Ike jr. is involved in a car accident, he loses all composure and turns into a person that sometimes he doesn’t even recognize.  The beginnings are rough but the ending is smooth as silk and no one would have guessed the reason behind it, not even Ike jr.

Quinn Taylor comes from a hard life.  Lost her mother at an early then lost her father not long after that and she turned into a rebellious teen.   She draws attention everywhere she goes, whether good or bad but she is ALWAYS noticed.  Is there anything that Quinn can do to get the target off her back or will she just be the center of attraction from here on?

Sapphire Attraction is book number eight in the Drakes of California series and if you haven’t learned anything else you have learned that we LOVE The Drakes!  The way that this family is portrayed is our family on any given day.  The dynamics of their interaction and the way that the story is told is more like watching a movie than reading a book.  Day keeps you involved with the story and makes you always want more.  I love her writing and I look forward to reading more from her.  Continued success!

Sapphire Attraction will be available for purchase June 1, 2016 and it will be sold everywhere you get your favorite Harlequin Kimani Romance and on Kindle download.

  • File Size: 1922 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Romance (June 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017RQZFWW
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Packing Heat by Zuri Day

Packing heat

Dreams, we all have them but how many of us follow them?  Does following your dreams require that you are the only one to believe in it or should you have dreamcatchers with you?  Because you ARE the only one who believes in your dream does that deter you from having one or does it make you more determined to achieve that dream?

Janice Baker is your average woman.  She has a great heart, family oriented, goal oriented and has a subtle beauty.  Janice has dreams.  While she has been working hard at them she is trying not to get discouraged.  When it looks like everything is beginning to go her way life hits her with another blow.  Will she ever achieve her dreams or should she just give up.

Douglas Carter is a great man.  He comes from a strong loving family.  He is kind, gentle and handsome.  Any woman would be lucky to have him.  How should Douglas feel when he things that he has found “the one” but she keeps shutting him down?  Should he continue his mundane life or should he try for this new and different adventure that life is offering him?

Packing Heat is the second book in the Blue-Collar Lover series by Zuri Day.  Day is introducing new characters and flashes some of the characters from the first series.  This is a romantic book but not mushy.  The characters show that being friends can lead to more if you want it to.  There is no time in this book where you feel like you are missing something, there is always something to keeps you interested in the story line.  It is a great second book to this series and I look forward to more in this series.

Packing Heat is due to be released in March 2016, so you have time to get the first book Driving Heat.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 23, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y6RBZX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Body By Night by Zuri Day

body by nightThe way that society is nowadays we are very visual beings.  Basically if it looks good then we like it.  It is rare that a person will like something for its worth and not for its appeal but when that happens it is almost always going to be a benefits from the results.

D’Andra Smalls is a beautiful woman.  She has a pure heart of platinum and is a BBW ~ big beautiful woman.  Though she is confident in her work abilities her size is beginning to causing her problems with her health.  She has finally made up her mind to do something about it until she runs into a obstacle that is less of an obstacle than she realizes.  What should she do?  Just give up yet again or continue on until the completion of her goal?

JaJuan “Night” Simmons is a dream.  He has the body of a god with the personality to go with it.  Night takes health very seriously and being a personal trainer helps him maintain that beautiful body of his.  When Night decides to open a gym he is looking for a certain type of clientele but how can he attain that when what he is looking for is intimated by the very thing that he is so passionate about?

Body By Night is not at all what I imagined it would be and for that I am pleased.  This book is refreshing.  It gives a look at the possibility of friendship and love from the old saying opposites attract.  This story flows and you remain interested in the lives of the characters and you don’t want to put the book down or the story to end.  It is well written and once again Zuri Day does not disappoint.  Complete, energetic, exciting, loving, passionate, sad, pleasant and genuine are just some of the words that can be used to describe this story.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.

Body By Night is available for purchase on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback), BN.com (both Nook and paperback) and everywhere paperback books are sold.

  • File Size: 2194 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041OT8W2

Tales To Count On by S.R.Mallery

tales to count onWhen you are sitting around just relaxing and you are daydreaming, there are various thoughts going through your head.  Nothing specific just random thoughts to entertain your psyche.  You can go from happy to sad to outraged to mesmerized but your thoughts never stop working.  You may wonder where are all of these thoughts coming from but it really doesn’t matter as long as it doesn’t interrupt your quiet time.

Tales To Count On is a book like your thoughts.  It is a collaboration of short stories that don’t ties together they just give you a little insight in to many different areas of your thoughts.  You have comedy, mystery, drama, history, fond memories and many other different stories that while reading them you might be thinking you know which way the story is going but it never does.  It has several stories within the covers and you can jump to any of them without missing something on another story.  You will feel completed after each one so you don’t have to worry about cliffhangers.  I enjoyed the refreshing idea of several shorts in one book, reminded me of my Reader’s Digest days when I first became obsessed with reading.  Great concept, great reading.  I wold gladly read this author again.

Tales To Count On is available for purchase through Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), BN.com (Nook and paperback) and the author’s website:  www.srmallery.com

  • File Size: 443 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UCBENY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled