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Review: Frosted @KatyRegnery

FrostedPublisher: Self-Published
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Anthology

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!

Summary
When Grace Luff’s children send her to a Silver Wings weekend at a luxury resort, they are hoping that the 56-years-young widow will meet a man to lift the loneliness she’s endured since the passing of her husband over three years before.
Grace, who barely remembers how to date, doesn’t expect to meet anyone, and skips the conference in lieu of fresh air and exercise. She’s surprised when the owner of a local ski rental shop, Tray Bradshaw, makes her heart leap with interest and attraction.
When a rogue snowstorm traps the pair in an abandoned cabin on top of the mountain, they’ll get to know each other, and discover that it’s never too late to change…or fall in love.

Review
Oh, what a sweet read! I loved this novella, as it hit close to home. It reminded me so much of my Pawpaw. I lost my Mawmaw in 2004 due to cancer, and to see his loneliness… I begged him to get out, to find someone who he could reconnect with, to help find himself again. I kid you not.. those were my own words to him. My Pawpaw found someone through senior dance night, they fell in love, and got married within a few months. Okay, Okay, back to the book.
I loved it. I loved allllll of it.
Grace was stubborn at first, but who wouldn’t be? I couldn’t imagine losing someone you have always been around, even if it wasn’t the “swoon” love she always wanted. As you read Frosted you get to learn more on the way she thinks of things, and how she pushes just enough because it is so hard to start fresh, or on a new chapter.
Tray, patient, kind, caring… who wouldn’t love that about any man? He was so genuine and I can tell you that you need to read these 75 pages, you will not be disappointed.
Katy, you always amaze me. Thank you for writing such a heartfelt story, even for the elders. Ahh, Bring on more Grace!

About the Author
Katy Regnery Author PhotoKaty Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Overall Rating for Snowy Days, Steamy Nights ★ ☆★ ☆★ – 4 Stars

Disclosure: I received this book for free from the Author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Review: Breaking Up with Barrett @KatyRegnery

EnglishBrothers1Publisher: Self-Published
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The English Brothers

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 4 Stars

Summary
Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.
(Except Alex. He’s a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he’s wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)
Barrett English, aka “the Shark,” is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.
Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett’s childhood estate. The daughter of his family’s gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.
When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett’s image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the “job” of fiancee. And while love wasn’t necessarily on Barrett’s radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves.

Review
I will start off by saying that I love Katy Regnery, really I do. I love how she writes. She brings you right into her work, and I just love that about her.
Barrett English and Emily Edwards are from different worlds. They have always grown up together since Emily was the gardener and housekeeper’s daughter, Emily is also a doctoral student at Uni, living with her best friend Val.. Barrett is the CEO of the family business. So, as you can see, his feelings for her couldn’t happen at any time, but at the right time, just for them.
One of the things that caught me off guard, that I really didn’t connect with was
He gasped softly, taking a deep breath before continuing. “I have always loved you. You were a tiny baby and I was a little boy and you reached into my chest and stole my heart and it’s been yours ever since.
I don’t know why this bothered me, maybe it being something of the fact that it was just weird. Sure, we all can fall in love, but he knew while she was still a baby, with him being 8 years older.. like he was stalking her the whole time, but she didn’t turn him “on” til years later. It took me back, maybe because I wasn’t expecting it. 4 years is usually where the comfort is, but hey.. this is new to me, and of course Katy pulled all this together.
When the story grew, I loved them both.. I just had to erase that part of the story and in my mind changed it to he fell in love with her as a “pre-twenty” lady, but always loved her as a childhood friend. Ha!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I will continue to read the series of books, because I want to know more! I want to know how everything turns out, and how all the English Brothers grow throughout the books. Can not wait to get to the rest of the series, and of course I will always keep you posted with my reviews.

She felt him gasp quietly, then shudder, and he pulled her tightly against him, as if to let his heart speak to her heart, and tell it, You belong to me, and I belong to you. Always. – 85% Kindle

Loved this! You could feel their connection, and I am so glad she has saved herself for when the time was right. There is not a lot of stories about losing your V Card, but Katy pulled it off! Their emotional connection is absolutely amazing, and it reminds me so much of my own marriage. I am glad she saw “stars” when she went stargazing, who doesn’t love that? Bring on Fitz!!

Katy Regnery Author PhotoAbout the Author
Katy Regnery
, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Disclosure: I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion.

Book Review: The Vixen and The Vet @KatyRegnery

VixenVetPublisher: Self-Published
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!

Summary
In this modern-retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn’t been seen since.

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher’s hand and disfigured half of his face, he’s lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy…that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn’t felt in years.

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other’s hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they’ll have to decide if the love they found in one another’s arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.

Review
Touching, emotional, inspiring… I completely read this book with a country narrator in my mind, maybe similar to the Forrest Gump movie. The southern drawl is something that pulls the book straight out of where I am from. I absolutely loved the hospitality from the words, it creates such a wonderful picture while you read this book, it pulls you right into the book.
Mrs. Katy Regnery is an extraordinary writer.
Asher, he is raw, scarred, but yet still has soft edges even with being a victim inside his own home, he has been away from the public eye since being stared at like a monster. I could not imagine fighting for your country to come home to such distastefulness.
Savannah, she has such a sweet charm. She is trying to get her career back in order, and mending her emotional needs. She came back home to “lick her wounds” just as Asher.
The tears, I will admit.. I cried, sobbed like a baby. The emotional connection in this book is just amazing. The characters draw you in, gobble you up, and you beg for more. You are in line with what the feelings, emotions, and if you have ever been in love, or fell in love in just a short time, you will understand the raw emotions this book puts you through.
I love the fact that this isn’t just another “romance” but it is about love, military (which by the way our own family will be graduating basic training soon), and finding who you are again.. even after such devastation from both The Vixen and The Vet.
This book is such an awesome read, especially if you love romance. It would not disappoint you, at all!

Katy Regnery Author PhotoAbout the Author
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” will appear in the upcoming (Jan ’15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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Review: By Proxy

byproxyPublisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Review Source: Won

★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!

Summary
A HOLIDAY SURPRISE
Stubbornly small-town Jenny Lindstrom has misgivings when she promises to stand proxy in her best friend’s wedding—misgivings that are fulfilled when tall, handsome Sam Kelley walks into the courthouse an hour late. In order to keep her promise, an afternoon favor turns into a weekend of startling but undeniable attraction, threatening the well-ordered world that keeps her heart at arm’s length from any more pain.
Sam’s plan is to fly to Livingston, Montana, take vows for his favorite cousin, and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But his plan is turned upside-down when he must spend a weekend with Jenny in Gardiner in order to keep his word. He doesn’t want to fall for the prim, proper schoolteacher whose small-town life seems to him like selling out, but the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to say good-bye.
When city and country come together for Christmas, the unexpected gift is true love.

Review
Love, Love, Love!! One of the top books this year. I absolutely loved the humor, and the characters had a round aspect on life, Katy got the characters to become more than life through her words.
I read this book as we was traveling around through the holidays. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a clean romance.
Jenny & Sam collided into one another, this was by far a “love at first sight” book, but you got to build with Jenny & Sam. They were not perfect, and I loved how Jenny’s brothers didn’t just automatically “know” Sam, like where he lived, his reason for being there, etc. It was fun to see the “guys” talk, so to speak. I also loved how we got to see how Jenny thought about Sam, and then how Sam thought about Jenny. It gave me a different angle, and made the story more rounded. It was kinda like watching a movie develop right in front of you. Ohhhh Katy, That is a great idea: a MOVIE!
With this being a series, I will definitely be looking out for the next book! This is by far one of the best, and the littlest of things would make me smile.

Even if there had been, Jenny would have probably kept him at a respectful distance, especially at school where she honored the simple inherent wisdom of: Don’t get your nookies where you get your cookies. ~28% Kindle

About the Author
Katy Regnery Author PhotoKaty Regnery, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

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Disclosure: I won this book in a giveaway. I did not have to do the review, and this review is my honest opinion.

C.Reveal: Playing for Love at Deep Haven

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Book Synopsis
Violet Smith and Zach Aubrey have history…
…the kind of history he regrets and she wishes she could forget.
When a booking mistake at Deep Haven Cottage strands them together at a rental house on the Maine coast, the rocker and the writer are suddenly thrown back together after ten years apart. While Violet will do almost anything to prevent history from repeating itself, Zach wants to show her that her heart will be safe with him this time. But can Violet give him a second chance? And will Zach truly be able to change history?
Playing songs, playing for keeps…Playing for Love at Deep Haven

Excerpt
Violet took a deep, shaky breath, lowering their hands to her lap. “What about the rest? The other eleven?” Tattoos were, unimaginably, the safest topic of the moment.
“Huh. Um. Well, the one on the back of my neck is the last three bars of Clair de Lune.” They stopped at a stop sign and Zach leaned forward, pushing his hair up with his free hand to reveal musical note and the words “Votre âme est un paysage choisi” written underneath.
“Your soul is the chosen landscape,” she whispered, reaching over to run her index finger over the words, wondering how he felt, what he was thinking, as the needles had punctured the taut skin. His next words answered her unspoken question.
“It is,” he murmured, leaning back to catch her eyes. “Your soul…is my chosen landscape.”

Katy Regnery Author PhotoAuthor Bio
KATY REGNERY, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

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