Run With It by ML Nystrom – Release Blitz and Review

Title: Run With It
Author: ML Nystrom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: MacAteer Brothers #1
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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The struggle is real.  Beverly spends so much of her time juggling her four kids, a dead-beat ex, and two jobs that she never has time for herself or another man in her life.

Then Connor moves in next door.

Connor is healing from a hard break from his family and is working to find his own identity.  He has no interest in joining another one.

Then he meets his neighbor.

Two people building new lives. Two people with no time or energy for love. Bev and Connor are determined to stick to their plans, but life has other ideas—now they just have to run with it.

“Run With It” is a Dragon Runners motorcycle romance spin-off., featuring Connor from “Stud.”

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Run With It by ML Nystrom is the first book of A McAteer Brothers book series. I’ve read every single book of Dragon Runner MC Series by this author, from Mute to Brick and I must say, she is one of my favorite authors. I totally enjoyed every single book.
Now, after reading Run With It, I cant wait to read the next books in the series. Ms Mystrom has a way of gripping the reader from the first page till the last. This book is particularly close to my heart where she tells the story of a single mother Beverly Archer who is struggling to make the ends meet and be there for her kids all by herself. Connor McAteer is the neighbor who is always there for Beverly and her four children in every way.
It takes really long time for the both of them to look past their friendship and realize their love for each other, but, in the end, they have their happily ever after. The female leads are strong and independent in Nystrom’s novels and the male leads definitely hold a special place in my heart. The way they treat their women brings tears to my eyes. They never leave the hand of their love and family, no matter what.
Being a single mother myself, I know what it is like to raise a child all by yourselves, meeting the financial needs and emotional needs of the kids. I loved the dedication in the beginning from the author and I fell in love with her all over again. Its a beautiful book.

I’ve had stories in my head since I was a child.  All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured my interest.  I’m a voracious reader, and have spent many hours in my life devouring books, therefore it’s only fitting I should write a few myself!  

I’ve spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean I’m pigeon-holed into one mold.  I’ve been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else I feel like exploring.  As one of my students said to me once, “Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities.”   I have no intention of ever stopping so welcome to my story world.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Beneath Pale Water by Thalia Henry – Book Review

Beneath Pale Water by Thalia Henry is a beautifully written fiction. I really liked the style of the author, placing the events in a strategic manner challenging the reader to guess what could be the next scene.

Delia is a young sculptor from Kurow. She is still grieving the loss of her lover Ben when she meets Luke, a wanderer and somehow looks like a twin to Ben. Luke who always dreamed of freedom and who always wanted to be a nomad, feels drawn to Delia.

Jane who is a model for Delia’s sculptures plays a very important role. She is also someone who is in love with Luke but the feelings are not reciprocated by Luke.

Delia’s mother, Helen, loves her daughter immensely and wants to protect her from all the harm and Luke’s father, Alfred, loves his son in his own way.

Thalia wove the story in an extremely beautiful way. The craving for love, freedom and the games that our minds play to have them are depicted in this book in a very unique way. Coming to the geography of the place where this story is set, I must say, I fell in love. The cherry orchards, Lake Aviemore, Ahuriri river, I won’t be lying if I said the images are engraved in my brain now after reading the detailing in the book. I badly want to visit Aoraki before I die.

I loved this book. It is a very different love story and it has a subtle pain to it that will haunt you even after turning the last page.

కొండపొదుగు పాలు by శ్రీరామోజు హరగోపాల్

హరగోపాల్ గారి కొండపొదుగు పాలు చాలా అందమైన పుస్తకం. నిజం చెప్పాలంటే, ఆ కవర్ పేజీ నన్ను ఆకర్షించింది. ఇంక ఒక్కో కవిత చదవడం మొదలు పెడితే, ఆ పదాల కూర్పు ఎంత అద్భుతంగా ఉందో, మాటల్లో చెప్పలేను. ముఖ్యంగా తెలంగాణ యాసలో కవితలు ప్రత్యేకంగా అనిపించాయి. 

హరగోపాల్ గారు చాలా విషయాలను ఈ కవితల్లో ప్రస్తావించారు. దేశం లోని ప్రస్తుత పరిస్థితులు, ప్రపంచం లో పరిస్థితులు, ప్రకృతి తో మనిషి అనుబంధం, స్త్రీల సమస్యలు, స్నేహం, ప్రేమ, ఊరు..  ఇలా ఎన్నో. ఒక్క మాటలో చెప్పాలంటే వేర్వేరు, రంగు రంగు పూలను కలిపి కట్టిన పుష్పగుచ్ఛం ఈ పుస్తకం. మొత్తం వంద కవితలు. 

తీసుకో, నీవే.. అనే కవితలో ‘రోజుకు రెండు దీపాలు పెట్టే ఆకాశం, అప్పుడప్పుడు కిరోసిన్ దొరకని పేదిల్లు’ అని అంటారు హరగోపాల్ గారు. ఆ మాట కనీసం ఒక యాభై సార్లు చదివి ఉంటాను. ఇలాంటివి ఎన్నో అద్భుతమైన పోలికలు ఈ పుస్తకం లో ఎన్నో చూడొచ్చు. గదిలో సముద్రం, నది నీడలు, డెత్ సర్టిఫికెట్, నల్లపోరడు చిక్కుల్ల నా ఫేవరెట్. 

తప్పకుండా చదవాల్సిన పుస్తకం. వీలైతే తప్పక చదవండి.  

The Playboy Next Door by Sandra A. Sigfusson – Book Review

The Playboy Next Door by Sandra A. Sigfusson is a romantic comedy that will refresh the reader’s mind. This is the first book I’m reading from the author and I must say she is very engaging. I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

Brandon and Rachel who share a duplex house meet for the first time in a very strange situation. This leads Rachel to think that Brandon is extremely cocky because of his model-like body and looks. Brandon falls for Rachel almost immediately. 

Their relationship doesn’t cross the friendship stature initially because of Brandon’s playboy nature and Rachel’s relationship with her boyfriend Kurt. But when two people are destined to be together, nothing can stop them from falling hard and fast in love. The story is about the series of events that bring Brandon and Rachel together. And let me mention Brigit and Barkley the two pet dogs of Brandon and Rachel who are in love with each other, too just like their owners.

It’s a very easy read. There are some hot erotic scenes which will make your day. So, if you are in for an entertaining book, go for this one. 

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler – Book Review

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler is a feast to the reader. This is a beautiful story placed in a small town in Alaska named Moose Springs. After reading this book, I so want to go to Moose Springs and have a small vacation, all thanks to the author for the wonderful details she included about the town in the book. 

Graham is a local of Moose Springs who runs a cage named ‘The Tourist Trap’. He loves his small town and hates when tourists come and spoil the peace among the locals. Long time ago, he made a rule of ‘no tourist’ policy for his own dating life. But all the caution flies right out of the window when he lays his eyes on Zoey, who comes to visit the town for two weeks on a vacation. 

Zoey and Graham fall hard and fast for each other. I couldn’t help but fall in love with both Jake, Graham’s pet dog and Ulysses, the town’s moose. They play a key role in bringing Zoey and Graham together. Though Graham initially builds walls to put Zoey at distance, he eventually gives in. And for all the romantics out there, there is a proper filmy ending to this story that you wouldn’t wanna miss. 

There is also a little drama around the town is losing its economy and the locals completely going against the privatization of the town and its local businesses. 

This book is going to be released on May 5th, 2020. A perfect read for summer. Being a traveler myself, I loved this book so much. Cover illustration by Kristen Solecki is very cute. Thank you Sourcebooks and Sarah Morgenthaler for sharing the ARC copy with me.