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Release Boost: Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway

Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway is AVAILABLE NOW!

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Welcome to the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach, where newlyweds come to honeymoon, where anniversary couples celebrate milestones, and where broken hearts find a place to heal.

Jilted bride Audra Montgomery wants to reset her life at the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach. A good girl for far too long, Audra has penned a list of must-do experiences she’s sure will change her. When the hotel’s maintenance guy, a “Mr. Jones,” knocks on her door, she wonders if the sexy handyman might just come in handy when enacting some of the spicier items on her agenda.

Kane Hathaway, general manager of the resort, didn’t set out to deceive his guest when he performed a minor repair. But it’s freeing to imagine life without the responsibilities of the family business. Then there’s the whole “Heartbreak Hotel” designation—cynical Kane doesn’t believe for a minute that a stay on site can heal the wounds left by bad romance. But every moment in Audra’s company sparkles with magic—can this be love?

Me and Mr. Jones is book two in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE.

About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.

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My Review & Release Blitz: Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway

Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway is AVAILABLE NOW!

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Welcome to the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach, where newlyweds come to honeymoon, where anniversary couples celebrate milestones, and where broken hearts find a place to heal.

Jilted bride Audra Montgomery wants to reset her life at the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach. A good girl for far too long, Audra has penned a list of must-do experiences she’s sure will change her. When the hotel’s maintenance guy, a “Mr. Jones,” knocks on her door, she wonders if the sexy handyman might just come in handy when enacting some of the spicier items on her agenda.

Kane Hathaway, general manager of the resort, didn’t set out to deceive his guest when he performed a minor repair. But it’s freeing to imagine life without the responsibilities of the family business. Then there’s the whole “Heartbreak Hotel” designation—cynical Kane doesn’t believe for a minute that a stay on site can heal the wounds left by bad romance. But every moment in Audra’s company sparkles with magic—can this be love?

Me and Mr. Jones is book two in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE.

About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.

Author Links:
Website: http://christieridgway.net/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sAZO0V
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieRidgway/
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2s9AvBA
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2roL0Ow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieRidgway

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I am loving this Heartbreak Hotel series! You check in with heartbreak and leave healed and possibly with a new love. At least that’s the rumor, although Kane Hathaway gets very annoyed whenever it’s brought up. He feels it’s just setting the Hotel up to fail and disappoint its customers, and as assistant manager he doesn’t want to see that.
But what was great about this book was it was Kane’s turn to fall in love. With a broken hearted woman, who had been stood up at the alter. She checked in with her friend and maid of honor, Lilly, (in book one) because she couldn’t go home and face every one yet. She just needed some time. But she wouldn’t come out of the room. And in the first book, Lilly met Alec and they left with Audra’s assurance that she’d be fine and be heading home soon too. But she didn’t. Now, when Kane comes to fill in for the handyman and fix some pipes, or plumbing, he puts on coveralls and brings the toolkit and shows up looking like a handyman with the name Mr. Jones on his coveralls. Hence the confusion as to why Audra starts calling him that and he doesn’t correct her. They are automatically attracted to each other. BUT there are obstacles, aren’t there always? Kane isn’t looking for a relationship for certain reasons, and Audra has lost her self-esteem. But when Kane sees what a mess Audra is (and believe me, she is a mess) he can’t walk away from her. He surprises even himself when he wants to help the poor girl.
I just loved the chemistry between these two. I loved watching this relationship slowly develop, actually the way Christie Ridgway writes, it’s more like I loved being a part of this relationship slowly developing. She really knows how to write romance.
Another 5 Star read from Christie!! I’d definitely recommend this to someone who enjoys a good romance!!
Posted in Contemporary, Emotional, Pre-Order, Romance, Standalone, Women's Fiction

Pre-Order Blitz: Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway

Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway is coming soon on July 17th!

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Welcome to the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach, where newlyweds come to honeymoon, where anniversary couples celebrate milestones, and where broken hearts find a place to heal.

Jilted bride Audra Montgomery wants to reset her life at the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach. A good girl for far too long, Audra has penned a list of must-do experiences she’s sure will change her. When the hotel’s maintenance guy, a “Mr. Jones,” knocks on her door, she wonders if the sexy handyman might just come in handy when enacting some of the spicier items on her agenda.

Kane Hathaway, general manager of the resort, didn’t set out to deceive his guest when he performed a minor repair. But it’s freeing to imagine life without the responsibilities of the family business. Then there’s the whole “Heartbreak Hotel” designation—cynical Kane doesn’t believe for a minute that a stay on site can heal the wounds left by bad romance. But every moment in Audra’s company sparkles with magic—can this be love?

Me and Mr. Jones is book two in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE.

About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
Author Links:
Website: http://christieridgway.net/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sAZO0V
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristieRidgway/
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Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2roL0Ow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristieRidgway

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Teaser Share: Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway

Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway is coming soon on July 17th!

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Welcome to the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach, where newlyweds come to honeymoon, where anniversary couples celebrate milestones, and where broken hearts find a place to heal.

Jilted bride Audra Montgomery wants to reset her life at the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach. A good girl for far too long, Audra has penned a list of must-do experiences she’s sure will change her. When the hotel’s maintenance guy, a “Mr. Jones,” knocks on her door, she wonders if the sexy handyman might just come in handy when enacting some of the spicier items on her agenda.

Kane Hathaway, general manager of the resort, didn’t set out to deceive his guest when he performed a minor repair. But it’s freeing to imagine life without the responsibilities of the family business. Then there’s the whole “Heartbreak Hotel” designation—cynical Kane doesn’t believe for a minute that a stay on site can heal the wounds left by bad romance. But every moment in Audra’s company sparkles with magic—can this be love?

Me and Mr. Jones is book two in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE.

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Teaser Share: Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway

Me and Mr. Jones by Christie Ridgway is coming soon on July 17th!

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Welcome to the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach, where newlyweds come to honeymoon, where anniversary couples celebrate milestones, and where broken hearts find a place to heal.

Jilted bride Audra Montgomery wants to reset her life at the famed resort, The Hathaway at Dragonfly Beach. A good girl for far too long, Audra has penned a list of must-do experiences she’s sure will change her. When the hotel’s maintenance guy, a “Mr. Jones,” knocks on her door, she wonders if the sexy handyman might just come in handy when enacting some of the spicier items on her agenda.

Kane Hathaway, general manager of the resort, didn’t set out to deceive his guest when he performed a minor repair. But it’s freeing to imagine life without the responsibilities of the family business. Then there’s the whole “Heartbreak Hotel” designation—cynical Kane doesn’t believe for a minute that a stay on site can heal the wounds left by bad romance. But every moment in Audra’s company sparkles with magic—can this be love?

Me and Mr. Jones is book two in the Heartbreak Hotel series and is a STANDALONE.
Posted in Contemporary, Cover Reveal, Romance, Women's Fiction

COVER REVEAL: Almost Everything by Christie Ridgway

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Almost Everything by Christie Ridgway is releasing on DECEMBER 12th!
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Layla Parker travels to Crescent Cove to meet the soldier who tried to save her father in battle. Her dad’s final request was for her to enjoy a month of sun, sand, and fun along with the handsome combat medic, Vance Smith. Despite her sadness, she’s determined to follow through.

Vance is flummoxed when he meets the full-grown daughter of his fallen officer. He’d expected a little girl. But a promise is a promise, and it gets harder by the day to resist the charms of the beautiful woman who threatens the safety of his scarred heart. But he’s honor-bound not to touch her…right? Except there’s the beautiful beach and the beautiful woman and the promise of a beautiful future…all a man could want if only he chose to risk everything.

**This is a previously published STANDALONE romance.

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About the Author:

Christie Ridgway is a California native and author of over forty-five contemporary romances. A six-time RITA finalist and USA Today bestselling author, she writes sexy, emotional reads starring determined heroines and the men who can’t help but love them. She has a Career Achievement award from RT Book Reviews and twice has received their Reviewer’s Choice award for best contemporary romance of the year. Married to her college sweetheart, Christie lives in Southern California in a house filled with boys and pets. She writes as an escape from sports equipment, football on TV, and dog hair.
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Book Blitz: Once in a Lifetime by Kathryn R. Biel

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Once in a Lifetime by Kathryn R. Biel. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 11 till 24 September. See the tour schedule here.

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By Kathryn R. Biel
Genre: Women’s Fiction/ Chick Lit
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 5 September 2017

Blurb:
Ten years ago, the Sassy Cats were at the top of the charts until Callie Smalls walked away to pursue her career in fashion and television. The other four members—Angie, Tabitha, Mandy, and Daphne—were left to fend for themselves and continue on with their lives.

That is, until the day when Callie decides to book a gig for the group at a major music festival, without talking to her former band mates. Scattered across the country, at different points in life, can they rekindle the magic in the music?

A soccer mom who’s husband doesn’t know about her past. A fading star, sacrificing all to stay in the spotlight just one second more. A party girl, challenged with her most important role yet. A tiger mom, fighting for her son. A desperate woman, unhappy and alone.

A lot can change in the course of a decade. Will it be harmony or hatred for the Sassy Cats?

You can find Once in a Lifetime on Goodreads

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Kathryn R. BielAbout the Author:
Telling stories of resilient women, Kathryn R. Biel hails from Upstate New York where her most important role is being mom and wife to an incredibly understanding family who don’t mind fetching coffee and living in a dusty house. In addition to being Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel household, she works as a school-based physical therapist. She attended Boston University and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. After years of writing countless letters of medical necessity for wheelchairs, finding increasingly creative ways to encourage insurance companies to fund her client’s needs, and writing entertaining annual Christmas letters, she decided to take a shot at writing the kind of novel that she likes to read. Kathryn is the author of ten women’s fiction, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and chick lit works, including Live for This and Made for Me. Please follow Kathryn on her website, http://www.kathrynrbiel.com and sign up for her newsletter at bit.ly/KRBNews.

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Posted in Book Review, Contemporary, Romance, Women's Fiction

The Secret by Christie Ridgway

#IMG_2118This is the first book I’ve read by Christie Ridgway, but it definitely will not be the last. The Secret was all kinds of sweetness, sexiness and a very emotional read.

I fell in love with all the central characters as they came on the scene. Charlotte “Charlie” is the butler for the Archer household. She keeps everything running smoothly, including taking care of six-year-old Wells Archer. Wells is adorable and so well behaved, and he adores Charlie. Ethan Archer is Well’s father. Ethan works a lot and is away a lot, so having Charlie is a necessity. But one thing is certain, Ethan adores his son. Ethan’s wife, and Well’s mother, died four years earlier. Ethan hasn’t moved on, or started dating since. His boss has been really leaning on him, pushing him to date. This is when Ethan begins to notice Charlie. He’s always liked Charlie, and appreciated her. But has he always noticed how gorgeous she was?

Charlie has a hard time. She has had a crush on her boss, Ethan, for a while. But, Charlie knows it wouldn’t be right to act on that. It wouldn’t be professional, it would be against everything she learned at the Continental Butler School. But slowly she breaks down and I love the flirting that goes on between the two. And of course their first priority is Wells and so they are very careful about that.

The thing I kept finding hard to accept was that Ethan said he already had the love of his life, and he could never have that again. He didn’t believe there was room in his heart to love anyone else, because the love for his dead wife and his son were filling his heart. But he wanted her to marry her, as a marriage of convenience. He was extremely attracted to her and cared about her, it was the love word…he couldn’t do that. But she was ok with that. I was like…WHAT!!!

But, don’t let that discourage you folks. This is a HEA and I absolutely loved the ending!!! This was such a sweet book with really great characters!! If you love a good romance, I bet you’ll love this one!!

~Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via L Woods PR in exchange for my honest thoughts.

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