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One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea 4 Star Review

Review:

One Small Thing - Piper Vaughn O'Shea, Finn Sterling

Daddy” is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he’d have sex with a woman either. Now he’s the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn’t have time for babies, but he can’t give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he’s running out of options. He’s on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.

Erik Van Nuys is a sci-fi novelist with anxiety issues to spare. He doesn’t like people in general, and he likes babies even less. Still, with his royalties dwindling, he could use the extra cash. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of manny—and even more reluctantly, he finds himself falling for Alice and her flamboyant father.

Rue and Erik are as different as two people can be, and Alice is the unlikeliest of babies, but Rue has never been happier than when Alice and Erik are by his side. At least, not until he receives an offer that puts all his dreams within reach and he’s forced to choose: the future he’s always wanted, or the family he thought he never did.

 

Review

 

I loved this feel good romance with hidden depths. I adored the premise.

 

Rue is a wonderful hero. He works hard and loves his baby. He is fun and loving. This is book is a compelling look at single parenthood particularly with an infant.

 

I like romance novels that balance family life and friendship with the love story. One Small Thing does this well.

 

Erik is a great hero too who blooms as he falls in love and friendship.

 

I love the nerd aspect and the becoming friends and then lovers as well as the acceptance of each hero exactly how he is.

 

I wanted more time after they got together and after the first major couple crisis I honestly wanted more sexy times as well but what I got was very good and I know I will see more of this family in the next book in the series.

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Ruth’s Baby (Ruth & Gron, #4) by V.C. Lancaster Review

   Ruth’s Baby (Ruth & Gron Book 4) by V.C. Lancaster 3 Stars 

 

The Gandry tribe has settled down after Moira’s arrival, but Ruth still feels that something is wrong. The way Gron is acting makes her think he expected something to be different. They want a family, but it’s not happening on it’s own, so Ruth makes the momentous decision to ask T’Lax for help, and do whatever it takes to hold Gron’s baby in her arms.

 

Review

If you are reading this series, of course you should read this book.

It is sweet and fun return to this world. I would have liked to be in the other heroine’s storyline more as well but I enjoyed this baby seeking adventure.

Feels like it might be the last book in this series.

Big Bear Daddy (Sweetwater Father Bears, #1) by Anya Nowlan Review

2.5 Stars

Colt Hennessy is a werebear on a mission. The small town sheriff finds himself caring for a baby left at his doorstep and no sooner than it happens does he discover that this little bundle of joy was exactly what he’d been missing. With danger swirling around him and dark forces out to harm the child, he does the only thing he can – goes to search for a safer place. It’s there where his, and baby Lana’s life changes forever.

Jessy Sarli has lost what little she had left – her sister. Desperately searching for her, the fearless woman left everything else behind, only to be led around on a string of confusion. When she finally finds her niece in the protective care of a man who takes her breath away, she’s not sure what to make of it. But she does know what her heart is telling her. That this man is the only one who can help her, and Lana.

When the cause for Jessy’s sister’s disappearance comes out, she will need all the help she can get. And not only her and the baby, but her heart as well…

Review

This is a sweet romance about an sister who won’t give up and a good guy bear shifter. I like the fact that shifters are known.

This is a nice read.

The Milch Bride (Western Wives, #1) by J.R. Biery Review

4 Stars! 

THE MILCH BRIDE
Texas is a harsh land in the 1870’s. Jackson Harper loses his wife in childbirth, but is not willing to lose his son. When the baby sickens, he must find a woman to nurse the boy. Unfortunately, the only woman in the county with milk is Hattie Stoddard, the town slut. Despite the protests of his in-laws and housekeeper, Jackson leaves his wife’s funeral to bring Hattie home.Hattie Stoddard has been a victim of a brutal rape and seen her father beaten and changed forever. By the time she can ride for help, the men who attacked her have told a different story of what happened and the town refuses to believe her. Pregnant and ostracized, she is determined to save her father and the ranch. Then her father and son die.

When Jackson arrives she has nothing left but her shredded pride and the determination not to lose the land. When Jackson tells her she is going with him, she refuses. Finally they strike a bargain, he will pay the taxes and save the ranch if she will nurse and care for his son until J.D. is weaned. But a lot can happen in the milk-year.

ReviewGood Historical Western Romances are hard to find and this is a very good one.

It is gritty and sad. The role greed plays in the book during the range war is just awful. The reality of class difference and women’s lives hurts to but then there is a very sweet romance with new life, healing, and land as well as between the couple.

The heroine is strong and yet not unrealistic in dealing with the aftermath of rape. The hero is a fair man who you will want to take comfort in as well.

There is a lot of baby time and food in this book which works well for me. I love Westerns with lots of cooking, canning, cleaning, sewing and gardening. The work of the time.

There is a bit of mystery which adds to the plot and historical detail to the violence. The secondary characters are interesting though they could have been better develop.

Overall, I am excited at having found this new to me historical romance writer!

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Calm: Ice Planet Barbarians: A Slice of Life Short Story Ruby Dixon Review

Review:

Calm: Ice Planet Barbarians: A Slice of Life Short Story - Ruby Dixon

One morning, gentle Maylak wakes up and feels a sense of oncoming dread. As the tribe’s healer, it is her job to ensure that everyone is safe, happy, and healthy…and they are.

So what can be threatening her people?

 

 

Review

A must read for fans of the series. We get a check in with all the couples and all the babies.

It is a nice peek at married love as well. Good stuff.

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