A wonderfully heart-warming and emotional, yet sexy romance, a MUST read!
One of the biggest (and best) surprises of 2012 was discovering Victoria James and reading her debut novel The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby. So as you can see A Risk Worth Taking started with an unfair head start it had to measure up to its predecessor, and I am very happy and relieved to report that not only did it not disappoint, it was just as wonderful as Victoria James’ previous novel! A Risk Worth Taking is the first book in Victoria James’ new contemporary romance series taking place in the small town of Red River and featuring the Manning brothers (Quinn, Jackson and Evan). A Risk Worth Taking is Quinn’s, the eldest brother’s story. Our heroine, big city girl, successful interior designer Holly suddenly becomes … Read more "A wonderfully heart-warming and emotional, yet sexy romance, a MUST read!"
The Best Man’s Baby is a great story that I did not want to end.
The Best Man’s Baby is my first Victoria James book. I can say without a DOUBT, it will not be my last. I was sucked into the book immediately. I couldn’t wait to find out the secret Jake was carrying around and the outcome for this couple. Claire Holbrook is the best friend of Jake’s new sister-in-law, Holly. Holly and Quinn Manning’s story is told in A RISK WORTH TAKING. The Best Man’s Baby starts out at the wedding reception of Holly and Quinn. Claire decides to be wild for one night and comes on to Jake. Jake decides that he’s tired of fighting his attraction to Claire and the two take things to a hotel room upstairs. Afterwards, Jake leaves a heartbroken Claire and … Read more "The Best Man’s Baby is a great story that I did not want to end."
Wonderful sense of humor, often causing me to burst out loud in laughter at surprising moments
I love holiday romances and this one doesn’t disappoint! The cozy winter setting makes this a perfect book to curl up with on a chilly night, and a great way to kick off the holiday season. The writing is vivid and fresh, and the author creates a beautiful landscape for her characters that makes you wish you were right there along with them. The Christmas theme heightened the conflict and really added an extra touch of romance to the story. Who doesn’t want something magical to happen at Christmastime? I immediately fell in love with the heroine – she seemed like someone I would be friends with in real life, and I instantly connected with her. The author of this book has a wonderful sense … Read more "Wonderful sense of humor, often causing me to burst out loud in laughter at surprising moments"
Summation of the story – Meet wedding planner Melanie who happens to be the bride’s (Cori) best friend. Cori can’t make it home to finalise details for her nuptials so she leaves it to Melanie. Adding to the mix is Cori’s hotter than hot rancher brother Cole, who is grieving over losing his wife of years past. Cole is forced to help Melanie with a few wedding details and ends up getting stranded at his cabin. Mel is hiding something from her past. Something that has the potential to rock her very foundation. Cole soon comes to realise he has underestimated Melanie and begins to really get to know her. Despite it all he finds himself attracted to her. But will he give his heart … Read more "One Epic Read!"
She has moved her way up to the top of my “Favorite Authors” list.
Melanie Simms is an up and coming wedding planner based in Passion Creek. Her good friend Corrin (Cori) is getting married soon and Melanie wants the low key-high society wedding to go off without a hitch. The problem? Cori is out of town having emergency surgery and there are wedding details that still need to be worked out. Melanie now must go to The Tall Pines Ranch, owned by Cori’s brother, and work with him to get the final wedding items needed. Cole Forrester married his soul mate and, tragically, buried her five years later. He’s content in the fact that he is alone and isn’t looking to replace Sarah. Fate has a funny way about her though, and she sends Melanie across Cole’s path. … Read more "She has moved her way up to the top of my “Favorite Authors” list."
Every now and again an author is able to write a book that you fall in love with
Every now and again an author is able to write a book that you fall in love with, and engages you in such a way that even when you have finished reading, the story seems to live on in your soul. The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James is one of those kind of books. It held my heart in a vise from beginning to end and I read it during every available spare moment. It is an amazing book and I recommend it highly. Florist and good-girl Claire Holbrook has been in love with construction expert and tough guy Jake Manning forever. While Jake has been acutely aware of Claire’s curves for at least half a decade. They both grew up in the same … Read more "Every now and again an author is able to write a book that you fall in love with"
This book should become a Christmas staple to women all over, because that’s how fantastic it is!
I’ve had Christmas spirit since the start of November, but I can fully assure you all that even if I wasn’t, The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby would bring it on with a bang! Filled with holiday cheer and tears, Victoria James once again managed to amaze me, by tugging on my heart string until I couldn’t take it anymore. Hannah Woods spends three weeks tracking down Jackson pierce, the uncle of the baby that’s been left on the church doorstep. She finds him and my initial thoughts were: “What a jackass!” A rich, successful, very good-looking jackass. I was intrigued to see how Victoria James was going to change my mind about him. I never thought I’d cry tons of ecstatic tears when she did. Taking … Read more "This book should become a Christmas staple to women all over, because that’s how fantastic it is!"
Cole…he’s well…he’s my lord he’s hot is what that man is…
Cole…he’s well…he’s my lord he’s hot is what that man is, “seconds later Cole Forrester filled up the doorway and her mind. He was a solid, six feet two inches of hard, beautiful man. There wasn’t a soft spot on his well-defined, hard-working body. His low-slung, well-worn jeans outlined his long legs and narrow hips. His hands braced the doorjamb in the entryway where she noticed his dark blue button down shirt straining against his wide chest.” Some of the conversations Cole has with Mrs. H are well embarrassing for the poor boy, “he hurried up, his fork scraping against the plate as he piled up the remaining eggs. “I have no problem getting my ‘urges’ taken care of. It doesn’t mean I need to … Read more "Cole…he’s well…he’s my lord he’s hot is what that man is…"
I love stories that I can get lost in and just sigh when they end.
A man that lost his love of his life but he might have room for another woman if only he gives it a chance. A woman that can’t trust anyone because of what happened with her father but a cowboy might just be the one to pass her test. This was such a warm, emotional story. When I started reading this story I knew that it had to do with a cowboy that was going to get a second chance to love a wonderful, strong woman. But as I was reading and he told his story about how he met his wife and how she passed away so many memories came back to me of when my husband passed away. I know that both my … Read more "I love stories that I can get lost in and just sigh when they end."