Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Book Blitz & Review & Giveaway For ETHAN'S DAUGHTER By Rachel Brimble

Title: Ethan's Daughter
Series: Templeton Cove #7
Author: Rachel Brimble
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: * * * 1/2
Publishers: Harlequin Superromance
(Aug 8, 2017)
Paperback: 384 pages
FTC Disclosure: My copy

There's safety in solitude isn't there? Single dad and best-selling thriller writer Ethan James has no problem being Templeton Cove's most famous recluse until a surprise visit from the past plunges him into a real-life crime drama just as feisty nurse Leah Dixon barges her way into his world. Ethan's first priority is to protect his daughter. His second priority is to keep Leah out of this dark web and that means out of his bed. Except Leah isn't going anywhere; she's afraid little Daisy is in danger. Ethan couldn't live with himself if anything happened to Leah but pushing her away may be even harder!

Amazon: US | UK | AU | CA


Leah froze. How could she have been so stupid? He couldn’t possibly drive with his injured hand and now she’d have to endure sitting side by side with the man all the way to Clover Point. Which, strictly speaking, was a ten-minute drive tops…but still.
     She forced a smile. “Of course, you are. I’ll grab a child seat from the trunk.”
     Surprise widened his eyes. “You’ve got kids? I didn’t realize…”
     “No.” She huffed a laugh. “But I am a little anal about being prepared for anything and everything.”
     “Right.” His gaze softened with something that looked far too much like acceptance…as though he should have guessed as much. “Got it.”
     Leah quickly looked away and walked to the back of her car. Shoving her first aid kit, car jack and mini tool box to the side, she pulled out one of the two child seats. Closing the trunk, she opened the back door and pushed the seat inside. She waved toward the open door. “All yours.”
     She stood back as Ethan buckled Daisy safely inside, her gaze roaming over his strong back and perfectly edible ass encased in cargo pants. Sighing, and purposefully ignoring the twitch deep in her abdomen, she walked around to the driver’s side…but was too slow opening the door. Ethan’s steady gaze met hers over the car’s roof and for the first time in a long time, her automatic smile was far too long in coming.
     She stood frozen to the spot. 
The air seemed to charge with electricity as they stood staring at one another, until Leah broke the moment and took blessed escape by sliding into the driver’s seat.

I've got to admit, I wasn't blown away by this story. I wanted to love it (just look at that cover) but it never really grabbed me. Usually a book like this can be read in a day or two but I really struggled to finish it as I never connected to the main characters.  
I thought Ethan was a bit wishy-washy and changed his mind frequently about how he felt about things. Maybe this was suppose to be growth in his character but he just never really clicked for me. I was especially incredulous of his reasoning behind not going to the police. If it had just involved him, maybe, but he had a young child at home so why would you take a chance. For the most part, I enjoyed Leah. Until the last bit of the book. I just don't see why she would go out with virtually a stranger when all her senses told her to be weary of him. Yes, she was trying to get over Ethan but I don't think a smart sensible person as she had been portrayed so far would act so out of character. I loved the setting for the book and passed my copy on to my Mom to read just to see if it was me and not the characters that I didn't connect with. I'll report back later on her take.

Templeton Cove
1. Finding Justice (2013)
2. A Man Like Him (2013)
3. What Belongs to Her (2014)
4. Christmas at the Cove (2014)
5. Her Hometown Redemption (2015)
6. Saved by the Firefighter (2016)
7. Ethan's Daughter (2017)
8. A Stranger in the Cove (2018)

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had seven books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and an eighth coming in Feb 2018. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press. 
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. 
When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

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