TropicalMary’s 10 Quotes of the Week – Embattled Hearts

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“The business was doing great, but he couldn’t help but be resentful that he was not part of the detectives out on the street. Looking down at his worthless legs, he was once again swamped with anger.” (Locations 99-100) Continue reading


Book Review: My One and Only – A Sugary Sweet and Predictable Holiday Novella

My One and Only

“I’ll see you later,” he said, low-voiced, with a wink for Jessica. Then he left, closing the door gently behind him.

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TropicalMary’s 10 Quotes of the Week – Winters Heat

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“The woman jumped from her crouch in the corner. She fumbled toward the busted door, arms outstretched, wailing a determined cry. He hooked an arm around her waist. She flailed, arms pumping and legs bicycling the Tour de France.” (p. 8) Kindle Edition Continue reading

Book Review: Pretend You’re Mine – A love story which includes the kitchen sink


I’ve been reading so many romances, and I’ve tried all the possible sub-genres out there. This book has pretty much everything that a standard romance should have, and more! The hot, brooding, never-gonna-love again military millionaire, the down on her luck but totally down-to-earth bombshell, the meddling but well meaning family, fake girlfriend, dead wife, the abusive foster parent, a construction company, the minority best friend,  two adopted dogs, the secret past, the murderous ex and the eventual “fight for her” grand gesture.

These just some of the tropes and cliches in this book. So why was it so much fun to read?

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