Thursday, August 4, 2022

Mr. Bailey's Story - Novella Review

Have you read Chikalu Falls Series by Lena Hendrix yet? I has quickly jumped to be a favorite series of mine. 


One of the characters I immediately fell in love with was grumpy old Mr. Bailey. In the series he is an old man trying to ignore everyone but he has a soft side especially with Jo and Honey!!

This novella, Choosing You, is a small glimpse into younger Mr. Bailey's life and how he and his wife Charlotte meet.  In one of my reviews about Chikalu Falls I begged for Mr. Bailey's story and Lena did not disappoint. Only wish it was longer. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Chikalu Falls Series Review


Chikalu Falls Series by Lena Hendrix

I just finished this series and I have to say I LOVED it. I couldn't put them down. Lincoln stole my heart from the get-go!! Colin & Cole were such great side characters. I so glad they got their own story told. Each of these men are best friends who grew up together. Now adults they try to navigate their lives while supporting each other and their small town.

Finding You - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4🌢)
Lincoln is an ex-Marine who received letters while deployed from a mystery woman. After being discharged he helps his brother with his fishing guide business but can't find the mystery woman.

Keeping You - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 (4 🌢)
Colin left Chikalu to pursue music. But after tragedy strikes comes home to help his family. 

Protecting You - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 (3.5 🌢)
Growing up Cole followed his family's tradition to protect & serve Chikalu. Hiding a deep love for his best girl friend Maggie, he is wracked with guilt over secrets about the father of her baby.

Now for the real question...Do you prefer series or are you a stand alone reader?

Me? I'm a series girl if I love the book. I want to know all the side characters stories. Just call me nosy but I must know!!

Monday, July 18, 2022

The Mother Road Review

Ok let me start off by saying: this is my all time favorite (so far) from Meghan Quinn. I laughed so hard during this book that I had to leave the bedroom or I'd wake up my hubby!! Yes there are a couple steamy scenes (between Meghan and Elsie Silver I'm looking at Tents in a whole new way) but even if you aren't into steamy scenes you still need to read this. Just skip those parts that make you blush. 

The dynamic with this entire family is so realistic. I felt like I was in that RV with the family experiencing the trip. 'Son of a Herbert Hoover' is how the dad swears in this book and his variations had me rolling!!

This book made be smile, laugh, cry and cheer. I'm not gonna lie, I did actually cheer at the end & it made me want to take the Mother Road trip from Santa Monica to Chicago!!

This book will stay with me for a long time!! 
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Spicy: 🌢🌢🌢.5

Summary:
Jacket blurb (by Meghan Quinn)
"Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago.

What is supposed to be a fu , family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day old beard clippings. Paul's know-it-all attitude and Porter's devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980's RV."

Friday, July 15, 2022

Story Hangover!!

Do you ever finish a book or series and feel like you can't quite get over that story or characters?! Happens to me all the time. A really good book can make you feel like you are losing a friend or family.

Well as an author sometimes that happens when writing. You pour your whole heart into something and sometimes it is hard to get going again.

I am excited to say that after months of percolating over my next book I have finally written the first chapter of the prequel to my novels.

Introducing:
This is Paige and Trevor's story. And I'm excited to be back in the writing habit. Time to get the story in my head out so a new one can form!!

I do not have an eta yet but I felt super accomplished today and wanted to share!!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Things We Never Got Over Review


Finished this over the weekend!! All I can say is when am I going to get Nash and Lucien's stories? Especially after the bonus epilogue!! 

This book is a 5 ⭐️ read for me!!
I would have to say spice level is definitely a 4 🌢.

Anyone else read this and immediately want Knox or Jer to do their hair?! Not to mention the mental image of Knox with his leather half apron produced. πŸ₯΅πŸ₯΅

I love all the side character and their depth. They help bring this small town romance to life!!

This is my first Lucy Score book and I have to say I am hooked!! Can't wait for the Knockemout series!!

5,4,3,2,1 Book Challenge

@pickyeaterandreader on Instagram posted a fun book challenge. So here we go!! 

5 Books That Scream Perfection: This was hard but easy at the same time. Easy because I have so many I love but hard to choose.
🌼 Flawless by Elsie Silver
🌼 It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey
🌼 The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn (absolute fav)
🌼 Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
🌼 Temptation by Ivy Smoak 

4 books on my TBR since forever:
I may or may not have WAYYYY more than 4.
🌸 Beach Read by Emily Henry
🌸 The Reunion by Meghan Quinn
🌸 Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score
🌸 Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

3 Genres I adore:
I have a lot more but here are my top three. 
🌹 Sweet Military Romance
(Back to You by Jess Mastorakos) 
🌹 Spicey Romance
(The Stranger in Seat 8B by Nikki Castle)
🌹 Paranormal Romance
(Hot Vampire Next Door by Nikki St. Crowe)

2 Comfort Series:
This was hard to choose. 
πŸ’ Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
πŸ’ Getting Lucky Series by Meghan Quinn

1 Book I'm Eagerly Waiting For:

🌺 Runaway Groomsman by Meghan Quinn
Honorable Mention to:
🌺 Heartless by Elsie Silver
&
🌺 Book #2 in the Knockemout Series by Lucy Score

This was fun!! Have you read any of these?

Welcome to the new Tam's Corner Blog!!

 I am so excited to welcome you to the new and improved Tam's Corner Blog!!

With my writing & book reading has grown in the past year, I have decided to focus this blog on my writing exploits, books I have read and fellow authors!!

Since I have been reading hundreds of books a year I wanted to bring those stories and the people behind them to you.  These are spicy romance, sweet military romance, paranormal romance, historical romance, romantic comedies, mysteries and more.

I hope to be able to bring interviews from authors to you here as well as upcoming new releases, and more!! 

So buckle up and get ready to take a trip with me into the wonderful world of literature!!



Mr. Bailey's Story - Novella Review

Have you read Chikalu Falls Series by Lena Hendrix yet? I has quickly jumped to be a favorite series of mine.  One of the charac...