Friday, February 28, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Midsummer Sweetheart" + Giveaway!



WELCOME TO THE BLOG, KATY! :) 




Katy is a 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 NTRWA Great Expectations contest finalist who 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. 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 can often be the messy or unexpected ones. Katy has a Paranormal alter-ego: KP Kelley - 
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Her Paranormal It's You is scheduled for a Winter 2014 release. 


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Midsummer Sweetheart by Katy Regnery
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group (February 10, 2014) 
Series: Heart of Montana, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Erik Lindstrom never had much faith in love. He saw his parents’ marriage collapse and vowed to avoid the same anguish himself. His fiercely protective nature drew him to a career in law enforcement, where he’s managed to keep himself and his heart safe…until now.

Katrin Svenson is in danger. After leaving her home in secret, her only hope for safety seems to lie in the hands of a man who has steeled himself against her deep blue eyes and sunny smile. But sparks fly between the nurse and her handsome protector, and those sparks become fire as Katrin melts the ice surrounding Erik’s heart. That fire will ward off the dark force determined to keep their sweet midsummer nights from being an impossibly perfect forever.





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Reviews of Regnery's Previous Books:

By Proxy (#1) -- Kame
The Christmas Wish (#1.5) -- Kame


Kame's Review:






He liked that the roots of her future were grounded in her past.



Katrin Svenson needs to get out of a bad situation. Her ex-fiancĂ© has started stalking her; her family is scared for her safety so they have made a plan for her to leave town. In order to leave with no trace they have asked a family friend, Erik Lindstrom to drop her off in her new town on his way to his new job.  Neither wants a romantic relationship in their life but was that a jolt they felt when they shook hands?




He had never felt anything so intense upon meeting another person in his entire life. She must have noticed it too: the sudden and fierce connection between them, the way his heart started thumping like he’d never touch a girl before.



Erik and Katrin revealed themselves more to the reader as this book progressed.  Erik was vocal about his lack of interest in relationships, and little by little we learn why.  Katrin is very patient with him and knows early on that she is in love. As for a plot, this book was rather unique. Their shared heritage seemed to bring them closer.  Kat and Erik’s attraction was immediate. I enjoyed the slow pace that their relationship progressed; which was necessary since they lived in different towns. I would not call this book a sexy read – as any intimacy beyond kissing is implied; however this book does contain one of the most sensuous goodnight kiss scenes I have ever read. I thought my Kindle would combust! This book spends a lot of time in the character’s heads. There are pages of Erik rehashing in his head why he does not want a relationship.  What I wished for was more dialog between characters.  Kat and Erik had great conversations and even wonderful text message exchanges. They seemed to let their guard down with each other in those texts. 


While this is the second full-length book in a series it can be read as a standalone with no problem.  I myself have read the previous book and novella, and plan to follow the remaining brothers in this series.  I find the small towns and families involved interesting and like nothing I have read before.



    
  4 STARS!





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Kame received an e-copy of this book from the blog tour host in exchange for her honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Katy Regnery; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim them.
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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) I've got this series on my list, so I am glad that you've enjoyed it so far! 


Have you read this series?


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