If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. - Oscar Wilde
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. - Mary Wortley Montagu

Friday, December 16, 2016

The New York Novellas by Lindsey Gray / @indiesagepromo @LindseyGray11

Title: The New York Novellas Paperback

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Series & Title: The New York Novellas: Not the Same Season
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Two broken hearts embarked on a holiday season in a way they never had before. Divorced.

Mitch had been badly burned by love, but was willing to take a chance . . . with the right woman.

Hannah had lived everyday with the grief love had brought her and followed her everywhere.

Can two hearts find love and heal each other during the most difficult season of the year?

A new beginning is the perfect way to end a hellish year. Divorce ushers Mitch and Hannah into the holiday season with little fanfare and a hope for more. Burned by their respective exes, a chance encounter has them hoping and wishing for one another. The time just wasn't right.

And then it was.

They embark on what should have been one night of exploration with one another and discover there's something there that is brighter and deeper than mind-blowing sex. Their divorces have changed them. They're finally ready to move forward. But they won't do it without each other.

Misery does not love company. I have no idea who decided it does, but it clearly doesn't. It produces a breeding ground for bitterness and loathing and self-esteem issues. Hannah had trudged through that dirtiness for far too long. Mitch wasn't her just lifeline. He was her support while she came around to seeing herself as he did instead of as her ex did.

A sweet yet spicy holiday read that's sure to tug at your heartstrings. You may laugh, cry, maybe want to reach into the story and smack the exes a few times, lol. This is a short lunch-hour read that is a perfect reminder that miracles can happen and that love doesn't just die because dreams of forever do.

Series & Title: The New York Novellas: Holiday Cure for the Cursed
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Daniel Digby is cursed by his good looks. After years of sexual harassment, he’s convinced wearing a wedding ring is the answer to fending off unwanted attention.

CiCi Newport is cursed by her family’s money. When men look her way, all they see are dollar signs. After two years, her “no dating” rule is still in place.

After a chance meeting, they’re entwined for the holidays. What starts as attraction might just be the holiday cure they’re looking for.

This was an interesting take on two aspects of romance that I, honestly, take for granted: wealth and appearance.

By "take for granted" I mean I have certain expectations going into a romance. A good looking guy/gal is confident in their appearance and welcomes the attention. A wealthy guy/gal isn't trying to hide their fortune.

This romance kind of obliterated my expectations, lol.

Daniel and CiCi take us through an array of emotions and thoughts as they get to know one another without knowing who the other really is. They know each other by first name. Last names are kept off the table because maybe, just maybe, they'll be able to make something more of their chance encounter before their last names possibly send it to hell in a hand basket.

This story's about taking a chance, risking the biggest thing possible to have what's right: your heart. That leap is enormous when both characters are keeping secrets while wanting something more with one another. But the risk was worth it. The gain was worth it.

A feel-good romance that's perfect not just for the holiday season but for anytime of the year you need a pick-me-up, make-me-feel-something, pull-me-into-your-fictional-world kind of story.

Lindsey Gray typed her first complete novel at the age of twelve and dreamed of making her writing into a career. When her eighth grade class wrote a twenty year reunion story, casting her as a mystery novelist, she wasn’t sure she could make it a reality. After years of writing off and on, she decided to make a go of it. In December of 2010 she finally made her dream come true with her first published novel, Lies Inside. Five years and thousands of written words later, Lindsey is releasing her seventh published work, Nerdy Girl Nation.

When Lindsey takes a break from writing, she spends time with her husband of thirteen years and their two children, reading all kinds of romance novels, and hosting her own weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.

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