Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Review ~ Timeless Romance Anthology - Valentine's Day Collection


From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance, comes VALENTINE'S DAY COLLECTION.

Six brand new contemporary romance novellas by Janette Rallison, Heather B. Moore, Jenny Proctor, Annette Lyon, Heather Tullis, and Sarah M. Eden.

A BRUSH WITH THE LAW by Janette Rallison
Bethany has endured a streak of depressing Valentine’s Days. And this one is turning out no different. Her friend set her up on a blind date—and Bethany can only hope that James will be a decent guy. But it seems the fated day has other plans, and Bethany finds herself in the middle of a comedy of errors that make a blind date with a stranger the least of her problems.

EVERY OCCASION by Heather B. Moore
When Maurie moves back to her hometown to open up her dream shop, she calls a local construction crew for help. Former teenage crush Grant shows up on her front porch, answering the call for the construction job, and Maurie’s memories of her troubled childhood return with full force. When she discovers Grant has a troubled past of his own, Maurie realizes that she might have misjudged him all along.

HOLD YOUR BREATH by Jenny Proctor
As Kayla trains for the Olympic swimming trials, she vows to never let another boyfriend get in her way. When she finds out her younger sister’s new high school swim coach is Nate—the guy Kayla had a huge crush on when they were in school together—Kayla realizes that her resolve is weakening. But Kayla isn’t willing to risk giving up her Olympic dream for anyone, not even charming Nate.

THE ULTIMATE BACHELOR CHALLENGE by Annette Lyon
When Sam’s long-time boyfriend, Steve, texts that he has something important to ask her on Valentine’s Day, she’s sure that he’s going to propose. Determined to look great for the big day, she hits the all-night laundromat to wash her favorite outfit. When her clothes are chugging away in a machine, Steve calls and pops a question—not one she ever would have expected. Reeling with shock, she’s left facing the holiday alone, unless you count the other person at laundromat, a guy leaning against his own washer, intent on his phone.

DEAL BREAKERS by Heather Tullis
The last place Colette wants to be stranded is the snowed-in Denver airport, especially when her sister is enduring chemo treatments and needs Colette’s help back home. When Colette runs into another stranded passenger—none other than former college boyfriend Drew—she can’t believe how much he’s changed . . . and hasn’t changed. Drew is still the same amazing guy that Colette was foolish enough to blow off for someone else. By the time she’d realized her mistake all those years ago, Drew’s heart had been too broken to give her a second chance. Now Colette can only hope that she can work her way back into his heart.

HEY, HELEN! by Sarah M. Eden
On the surface, Helen seems to have her life figured out. Her advice column, Hey, Helen!, is gaining more readers every week. She regularly hangs out with the guy next door, laughing and chatting over pizza and work. But when her feelings for her handsome neighbor begin tiptoeing toward something more than friendship, Helen can’t help hoping Neil might feel the same way. Between her own uncertainties, his friend-zone treatment of her, and a pair of loudly interfering parents, Hey, Helen! could use a little advice in love.
 



Jewelz Review~
A BRUSH WITH THE LAW by Janette Rallison

This story was laugh-out-loud hilarious. Poor Bethany just can't catch a break. Everything that could go wrong pretty much does. But somehow, she's able to keep her sense of humor through it all. I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this story.

EVERY OCCASION by Heather B. Moore

Maurie's story is not all lollipops and rainbows. She's had a rough life, but she's managed to have great business success and she's following that up with a brick-and-mortor store. The relationship between Maurie and Grant has depth that you don't normally find in a novella. A wonderful story for anytime of year.

HOLD YOUR BREATH by Jenny Proctor

The dream of swimming at the Olympics is the backdrop for this fun, energetic story. Kayla and Nate were on their high school swim team together, and now, several years later the Olympics are within Kayla's reach. She can't risk any distractions, but will the past repeat itself? 

THE ULTIMATE BACHELOR CHALLENGE by Annette Lyon

Sam believes she's reading the signs correctly and is anticipating a proposal from her long-time boyfriend, Steve. And even though Sam is cautiously optimistic, she still manages to be completely surprised and thrown for a veritable loop (multiple times) by how Valentine's Day actually turns out. Definitely a story for "Millennials."

DEAL BREAKERS by Heather Tullis

How do you make the best of being stuck in the Denver airport overnight? In Collette's case, Providence has intervened and she is able to spend the time with Drew (the guy whose heart she broke, but whom she still might love). A second-chance romance in an unusual setting makes for a fun story that left me wanting more. 

HEY, HELEN! by Sarah M. Eden

How do you weight the  risks of attempting to move out of the friend zone and into a dating relationship? When the friend in question is an advice columnist, you write her column a letter in hopes she doesn't realize it's you. Then you follow said advice. This was such a fun story! I loved Helen and Neil - I didn't like Neil's parents so much, but every story needs a little sour with the sweet. I'd love a peek into the future!

FYI~ All novellas are clean with these notes: there is one story with a homosexual character and a scene where a girl is caught outside in only her underwear. 

honest disclosure~ I received a review copy from one of the authors.

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