Good Thinking eHe wants is to get involved with another manI liked the development of the relationship between Emery and Dallas His protective instincts are aroused when he hears what happened to Emery I loved that he immediately believed her story and that he wanted to do something about it It was sweet to see how Dallas made a point of helping Emery overcome hermbarrassment and fear of appearing in public Though there were sparks between them from the first they tried to stick to being friends Neither felt they were in a place for than that Emery uestions her judgment when it comes to men after being so wrong about Ethan Dallas is too haunted by his past to believe that he can give Emery the stability she needs I loved the support Dallas gave Emery as she made decisions about her future There were some fun scenes where that support was a bit involved than I Death in Mumbai expected The time they spent together the stronger their attraction grew until they couldn t help but give in to it As they grew closer I liked seeing Emery chip away at Dallas s walls and help him work through his guilt but there are still obstacles that face them An unexpected visitor from his past brought back his pain but also helped him confront it I liked theffect it had on him and his hopes for a future with Emery I liked his big moment at the nd and
the pilogue was terrific Multiple story strains in the second chance romance This novel is part of a epilogue was terrific Multiple story strains in the second chance romance This novel is part of a of which I have not read any books prior However that really didn t distract me from following the story and O Colégio de Todos os Segredos enjoying this bookNovak writes a story about a family who takes in troubled kids It s a huge family of boys who has struggled with abandonment abuse and other tragedies in their lifeIt s a healing process that the author chooses to spin in a beautiful light It s not often that you find families willing to dedicate their lives to supporting troubled youthThe story features one of the troubled youth who is now a grown adult with his own up and coming business and when his secret crush comes back to town under the shadow of a crushing blow it s he who supports herDelicately and tentatively they reach out and become stronger together It s a slow and delicate process throughout the book interacting with others slowly developing that heated connection that Novakxpresses with plenty of steamy passionThe story is real raw and March Violets (Bernie Gunther, explores topics that we don t usually see in a romance A lovely combination of women s fiction and a heated love story that is a delightful second chance for love copy received for review considerationFull review Review coming soon I received a free review copy of A California Christmas from NetGalley This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiasedThis series is such a feel good series and I mostlynjoyed my trip back to Silver "Springs In A California Christmas "in A California Christmas was in hiding at Aiyana s New Horizons after her Zoete tranen ex boyfriend and former news anchor colleague leaked a sex tape of her Not only did she feel incrediblyxposed I mean who wouldn t but she also lost her job and had a lot to deal with personally with her parents divorce on top of Water Music everythinglseDallas is one of Aiyana s adopted sons and he s one that hasn t been present very much in the prior books in the seriesI have to admit my favorite part of this novel was the fact that Aiyana and Cal were finally getting married It s been a long time coming and I sort of wish this "story would have been all about them Aiyana s backstory hasn t really been xplored much and "would have been all about them Aiyana s backstory hasn t really been xplored much and s the pillar of not only New Horizons but also of both her community and her familyParts of the story felt a little hastily thrown together Emery got a job with Susan at her bakery and somehow Susan is now little Mrs forgive and forget after being so filled with hate for most of her life There was also the fact that Aiyana thought Dallas biological father had changed thus she gave him the means to get in touch with Dallas against Dallas wishes Not only that but she paid him off to keep him away until after Christmas and that didn t seem to be like her at allWhile I overall Student Research Projects in Calculus enjoyed the chemistry between Emery and Dallas I wish the story would have concentrated fully on one couple A California Christmas by Brenda Novak is a 2020 MIRA publication Anngaging romance Emery a news anchor in Los Angeles and her colleague Ethan mbark on a relationship defying the contract they signed stating co workers are not allowed to date When Emery decides to break things off Ethan obsessed and angry uploads. Man anytime soon But when she’s thrown back into contact with Dallas Turner she sees something that his many detractors have missedBeing home for the holidays and his adoptive mother’s wedding isn’t where mountain climber Dallas feels most comfortable Thanks to his troubled child. ,
Emery Bliss is a Los Angeles "TELEVISION NEWS ANCHOR WITH A PROMISING "news anchor with a promising ahead of her It all changed in an instant when a disgruntled x boyfriend uploads a sex video he secretly taped and ruins her professionally and personally She returns to Silver Springs where she grew up in retreat and hiding out at Aiyana Turner s home who graciously offered her help Christmas is fast approaching and
all of Aiyana s sons will be home for the holidays the first time she ll have them in the of Aiyana s sons will be home for the holidays the first time she ll have them in the town in years That includes Dallas a professional mountain climber who had a crush on Emery back in high school but is a confirmed bachelor because of the demands of his career However his decision to help Emery regain her confidence and footing is threatening that choice What happened to Emery is called revenge porn or nonconsensual pornography and there are laws against that in many states including California I appreciated the Love for Imperfect Things educational aspect included in this story as so many women are victims of this kind of assault and may be unaware that there is recourse Dallas focused on Emery standing up for herself going above and beyond in doing so He didn t try to have all the answers just being that rock when she needed one and getting her to reach out for legal assistance That aspect of the story was fascinating and was the foundation for their developing relationship It was a slow burn and needed to be which suited my sensibilities I don t know what it is about this series but I m forever hooked and drawn into the stories Watching Emery stand up for herself and recognizing Dallas s merits wasmpowering There were other issues going on involving Dallas s biological father Emery s parents and her former job I liked how it all connected with both characters growth and A Heart of Stone enlightenment There s also a nice surprise related to Aiyana that was an added bonus This was a wonderful story for the beginning of my holiday season Even though there are many uneasy moments the strength and resilience of this family seems to always override the conflicts I switched to the audio format after the first book and am stillnjoying the narrator She s a good storyteller and delivers a strong performance Posted on Blue Mood Caf Thanks to Harleuin Audio for my complimentary copy All opinions are my own A California Christmas is the 7th book in the Silver Springs series by Brenda Novak I ve really njoyed reading many of Novak s hoiday tales in the past but A California Christmas fell flate for me Generally when "a holiday tale comes along in the series the author gives you nough back story about others surrounding "holiday tale comes along in the series the author gives you Language and Linguistics enough back story about others surrounding main characters orven the main characters themselves I found myself getting annoyed because the author assumed I knew things that I did not SO with that said I wouldn t recommend this book unless you ve read the others in the series That said and this is such a personal uirk I cannot read and Divertimento engage with any character named Dallas Seriously that s a great name for a city and it s a great porn name but it is not a great name for a character who doesn t work for the Chippendales This one was not for me Good book that takes place at the New Horizons ranch in Silver Springs Aiyanna started the ranch many years before to help at risk young men Some of those boys she adopted and they have grown into fine adults Aiyanna is about to marry her long time love and her adoptive sons have returned to Silver Springs for the celebration One of those men is Dallas TurnerDallas witnessed his father murder his mother and sister when he was a boy After years in the foster system hended up at New Horizons Even after all these years Dallas bears a tremendous amount of guilt feeling that he should have saved them He prefers to spend his time on his solo mountain climbing career where he can hide from his memories than around people he has to talk to The last person he Love Is a Fairy Tale expects toncounter when he comes home for his mother s wedding is his high school crush EmeryEmery left Silver Springs after college and moved to LA where she became a television news anchor Her career was going well until her secret relationship with her co anchor Promise at Dawn ended When she wouldn t get back with him Ethan posted a revenge porn video on the internet causing annd to her career and a hit to her self steem Sinking under the weight of despair and depression Emery nds up at New Horizons staying with her mom s friend Aiyanna Silver Springs is the perfect place for her to lick her wounds and decide what to do about her future The last thing Up and coming TV anchor Emery Bliss can’t imagine anything humiliating than the sex tape her Bangkok Wakes to Rain ex revenge posted online That is until it causes her to lose her job on top of her selfsteem Seeking solace and anonymity in Silver Springs Emery isn’t looking to get involved with another. .
A sex tape online one Emery had no idea ven "existed Due to her public persona his revenge porn uickly goes viral Both she and Ethan are fired for breaking "Due to her public persona his revenge porn uickly goes viral Both she and Ethan are fired for breaking dating rules While Ethan lands of his feet Emery is hiding out in Silver Springs with Aiyana the woman who runs Horizon s Ranch too mortified to be seen in public When Aiyana s family begins to trickle in for Christmas and Aiyana s wedding Emery gets reacuainted with Dallas one of Aiyana s adopted sons Dallas is
rock climber by his tragic past Although the pair were classmates they never got to know ach other but now there s an undeniable chemistry between them Obviously neither of them is in a place to Darkmere even think about relationships That doesn t mean they can t help one another through some difficult times though right Southern California at Christmas okay not the cold snowy climate we oftenxpect in holiday themed novels but the Christmas spirit is just as strong and important no matter where you live or what the weather is like In fact I thought the idea of setting a holiday story in sunny California was a great idea The characters Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? each have heavy issues to face Emery is almost paralyzed by her predicament herx is making her life miserable and her parents are going through a contentious divorce Dallas is coping with a guilt so consuming he can t live life to its fullest much less Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den entertain the idea of falling in love and being happy with Emery Injoyed watching the two face their fears accept the path their lives have taken seeing them give themselves permission to open their hearts to hope and love While the book does take place during the holidays and Christmas is mentioned periodically as with other Christmas books I ve read this year it is definitely not a prominent theme As I ve said before the bright side of that is the book can be read anytime of the year but I m still on the hunt for that Scraps Of The Untainted Sky emotional warm fuzzy heartwarming tale fully centered on the holiday featured in the title and on the cover I think I may have to hunt down some older books to find what I m craving Despite that I reallynjoyed the story and liked the premise location and the characters and of course the touching love story For those who noticed this is a part of a series I have not read the previous installments and it didn t hamper my The Eric Carle Gift Set enjoyment of the book at all but did make me want to catch up with series someday Overall another lovelyffort by Ms Novak 4 stars Favorite uoteAttitudes are as catchy as the fluMy ReviewThis holiday romance featured multiple storylines which were all Huguenot Prophecy and Clandestine Worship in the Eighteenth Century euallyngaging and well nuanced with family drama wedding prep for an older couple career crossroads a revenge porn sex tape scandal a new budding relationship that was meant to be a non romance and new beginnings Ms Novak s small town characters were immensely likable realistically flawed and held my interest The story threads were busy and Fashion Design Course eventful yet relativelyasy to follow ven for someone like me who is not familiar with the series or read the previous installments although now I am feeling the pull to do so as I am uite curious about several of the characters Free solo climber Dallas Turner has a messy past He climbs to scape to free his mind Going home to New Horizons ranch for his adoptive mom s wedding and Christmas the last person he Alternatives Chapter 2 (The Chronos Files; The Shattered Saga expects to see is Emery Bliss his high school crush Emery was Little Miss Perfect back then and she s gone on to a successful career as a TV anchor until her spurned co host posted a sex tape and Emery was the one who got fired for it She s hiding out at New Horizons trying to figure out how to pick up the piecesThere were some really odd things about this book that just made it fall a bit flat for me Emery not getting to be there at the final confrontation to catch her tormentor with Dallas teaming up with herx instead Some dude called Brian who Dallas talked to only on the phone being the one to give him the Words of Wisdom he needed rather tha A California Christmas by Brenda NovakSilver Springs 7Coming into this series on book seven was not a problem I wasn t sure who Cincinnati and Other Plays everyone was but it didn t matter in the telling of the story of Emery and Dallas I settled inasily and Speak Out! enjoyed it thoroughly Emery Bliss has had a horrible situation descend on herrevenge porn on the internet that won t go away has cost her not only public scrutiny and castigation on the internet but also has seen her fired from the job she loved as a news anchor Tail tucked between her legs she ran to hide in Si. Hood he’d rather be on a rock face alone than trying to connect with people Emery however makes him want to overcome his pastsomehowBoth Emery and Dallas had been planning on a uiet solitary Christmas but the sparks between them are lighting a fire strongnough to last possibly forev.a rock climber