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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review: Spring Fling: 5 Sweet and Sexy Contemporary Romances by Virna DePaul, Keri Ford, Crista McHugh, Clarice Wynter, Zoe York - 5 Wine Glasses


21400981Title: Spring Fling: 5 Sweet and Sexy Contemporary Romances 
Authors: Virna DePaul, Keri Ford, Crista McHugh, Clarice Wynter, Zoe York 
Format: ebook, 654 pages
Published: March 17th 2014 by Spring Fling Authors (first published March 15th 2014)
ISBN: 139780993667534
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publicist
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

Passionate rivalries, friends to lovers, scandal, redemption, second chances and a marriage in trouble.

Five hot romance authors steam up the pages of this collection with heat and sweet, a perfect combination of stories for you to fall in love with this spring.

Wild for Mr. Wrong by Virna DePaul
Can an uptight prosecutor with a dark past and a laid-back, southern defense attorney find love despite their opposing agendas?She’s determined to keep her distance. He wants to pull her close. Together they’ll find their place in each other’s hearts.

Rough Ride by Keri Ford
Lane is torn between which part of his heart he should follow. There’s the side that’s falling for Gretchen. She’s funny, sweet, and everything he could ever want from a woman. But staying in town for her means facing his brothers every day. He’s been holding a secret about their mom for years and seeing them daily makes the guilt hard to carry. If he stays, he’ll have to tell them and risk losing them forever. Or he can leave and lose Gretchen.

The Sweetest Seduction by Crista McHugh
Adam has spent years trying to convince world famous chef Amadeus Schlittler to open a restaurant in Chicago, but he wants the prime location held by Lia. Business has always come first… until sparks fly when Adam meets her. When things get hot outside the kitchen, though, they’re both in danger of getting burned.

An Affair in April by Clarice Wynter
Reporter Evie Prentice lands in the arms of sexy self-defense instructor Tanner Croft, a man with a reputation for charming all the ladies in town. Tanner relishes the challenge of convincing the prickly journalist to take a chance on him, but when Evie gets the opportunity to grab a front page headline, the connection they forged is threatened.

Between Then and Now by Zoe York
Ian Nixon is juggling the family farm and a second job, his kids are a crazy handful and every time he gets close to his wife, she snaps at him. Carrie knows she's being too hard on her husband, but eight years ago she had a one-night stand that turned into a lifetime of diapers and dinners. She can't shake the feeling that she wants more, or the fear that her husband won't understand. They've always had a sizzling physical connection. Now they need to to find a way to leverage that into reconnecting on a deeper level.


Thoughts:
I really loved this box set.  I’m a sucker for romance and loved getting a taste of the different authors. 

This is a set of novellas that contains stories that focus on making love possible. Each short story was well written and entertaining, with engaging characters and fun story lines. Some of the authors were new to me and others have penned some of my favorite series. Each book can be read on its own and I never felt like I was missing half of the story or left out of the loop. This spunky set is the perfect antidote to cure those winter blues!

Wild for Mr. Wrong- Fun, sexy, quick read. She's a prosecutor; he's a defense attorney. Opposites when it comes to the law but perfect for each other. Great quick read.

Between Then and Now - A wonderful story of two people reconnecting and saving their marriage. Tough times have made the couple really talk and discover untold truths.

AN AFFAIR IN APRIL is the fourth in a series of twelve (one for each month, a fun idea) by Clarice Wynter. It is a fine stand-alone book. I have not yet read any of the others, but did not feel I was missing anything. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book about Evie, a newspaper reporter, and Tanner, an EMT who also teaches self-defense classes to lady senior citizens. His pupils love his classes since he is gorgeous and knows how to flirt with the ladies and send their hearts all a-flutter! Evie has her defenses up, but Tanner is too much to resist.

In THE SWEETEST SEDUCTION by Crista McHugh, Lia is an independent woman whose hard work, good business sense and passion for cooking have created a successful restaurant in a prime Chicago location. Adam Kelly is a workaholic whose company owns the building Lia's restaurant is in. When Lia's lease is up Adam plans to not renew it so that world famous Chef Amadeus Schlittler can put a restaurant there. Fate throws Lia and Adam together. At the time, neither of them realizes that they have a landlord/tenant relationship with each other, and things heat up quickly. How will they handle mixing business with pleasure? And they do take pleasure in each other! Adam Kelly always gets what he wants. But what does he really want? This was a good story, well told.

This was my favorite book, because I am a very independent person and my husband hates that.  I’m very task orientated and hard working.

Rough Ride by Keri Ford.  This gives us Lane and Gretchen's story, this story is more Gretchen doing the chasing and Lane eventually coming to his senses that he is trying to avoid commitment , relationships and ties to the area because being around his brothers is just misery for him having to keep secrets, but his landlady Gretchen will employee the age old adage ! The quickest way to a mans heart is through his stomach.

If your looking for new authors…this is the set for you.  It gives you a taste of different authors.

I loved all of the books and if I had to rate all of them I would give each a 5/5!

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