Book Tour: King’s Country By Marie Johnston

KING’S COUNTRY
Oil Kings, Book 4
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I’ve been the wicked witch of King’s Creek since I was eight years old, from my angry red hair down to my ball-busting boots. With a mean drunk for a daddy who left nothing but insults and unpaid bills in his wake, was there ever any other fate? Now his passing has left me one bad turn, from losing my land to the neighbors my family’s been feuding with for generations.

So of course it’s Dawson King who comes to my rescue in the middle of a snowstorm. But I don’t care how good he looks in a pair of Wranglers, or how much he spoils my horse, or how great of a cook he is. The Kings already have everything—money, looks, and charm. Dawson’s not getting my heart too.


I’m living my dream, I admit it. I took over the family ranch from my dad and grew it into the envy of Montana. I have the best views, the best employees, and the respect of the entire town. The only thing I don’t have is someone to share my dream with. So when my neighbor breaks her leg and nearly freezes to death, I all but kidnap her back to my place to recover.

We grew up less than a mile apart, but we couldn’t be in more different places now. Bristol’s had nothing but pride for so long, it’s hard to get close to her. And I want to get very close to Bristol.

I don’t care if the whole town loves me, I’m only interested in earning the love of one woman. But for a guy who’s got the world at his feet, Bristol’s heart might be out of my reach.

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ABOUT MARIE:
Marie Johnston is a RITA® Finalist, and a best-selling and award-winning writer of paranormal and contemporary romance – and an avid reader of them both.
Several years ago, when kids started outnumbering adults in the house, Marie Johnston left her job as a public health microbiologist to stay at home. Settling into working part-time and shuttling kids around gave Marie the opportunity to think about what she wanted to be when she grew up. A die-hard science geek, she explored her previously thought to be non-existent creative side after much time spent making snowman crafts and coloring princesses. Having entertained thoughts of writing a book one day then subsequently deciding it would be too hard, she finally put the figurative pen to paper and began to type – and fell in love with storytelling.
The Sigma Menace is the first series by Marie with Fever Claim being her first book EVER. She is humbled by the fact that people are willing to read to her books and looks forward to keeping readers entertained for many years.
Marie lives with her husband and four kids in the Upper Midwest where the summers are gorgeous, the winters are brutal, and spring and fall are luxuries.

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King’s Ransom by Marie Johnston

When revenge turns into a fake engagement…

It was supposed to be a simple case of revenge: get to know King Tech owner and CEO Beckett King, learn his secrets, and ruin his life like he ruined my brother’s. But Beckett King offers me a deal I can’t refuse.

Not only does he want me to pretend to be engaged to him, he needs to marry me to get his grandmother off his back. And at the end of the year, we can go our separate ways, only I’ll be a whole lot richer.

I won’t fall for his irresistible good looks, or that aw, shucks country-boy charm he still possesses from growing up on a ranch. I’m smarter than that. He has a lesson to learn and I’m the best one to teach him.

But that’s the tricky thing with revenge. It doesn’t always go as planned. 

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The characters make this book! I loved the main characters as well as the side characters so much. This book played out good and definitely makes you excited to read about the other characters. I really liked the love story in here and am so happy with how it ended. Definitely worth reading and I can’t wait to read the next books in the series!

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Third Time’s The Charm by Josie Cara

If at first, you don’t succeed…Jenna Whitley’s life is great. Until a plane crash rocks her world and shatters her existence. While Jenna thinks the most important people in her life can help her reassemble the pieces, she quickly realizes maybe that’s not the answer. Sometimes, a person has to learn to love who they’ve become after tragedy before others can love them. Distraught, Jenna decides to move away and see where fate takes her—one step at a time. Joe Walsh feels a kinship with the beautiful stranger the minute she walks into his diner. He can see the same pain in her eyes that he sees in his and knows that he will do whatever it takes to help Jenna heal and keep that stunning smile on her face. Unfortunately, her past isn’t done with her, and Joe knows it’s only a matter of time before it comes knocking. But he also knows that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to defend what he loves and honors in his life. When past and present collide, the couple is forced to face the reality that life’s too short, and happiness should be seized. Despite their past burdens, they’ve found something not many people do when starting over—their person. Sometimes, the third time really is the charm.

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This is just my opinion and yours may be different. I still suggest giving this book a try. 🙂

Savaged Dreams by Jennifer Lyon

Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed. Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger.

This book was amazing! This was a strong start to a trilogy and one I can’t wait to continue. The characters are intense and full of depth. The pasts of both these characters are insane and you can’t help but fall for them. I’m so excited to continue on with not just their love story, but Savaged Illusions’ story as well. Definitely worth a read!

In A Heartbeat by Josie Cara

When debilitating headaches and strange nightmares start wreaking havoc on budding artist Josie Bryant’s life, she begins a downward spiral into depression and helplessness. Her once heavenly relationship with her fiancé – gallery owner Ethan Donnelly – starts to fall apart, and everything Josie held dear starts to systematically fall away.

After startling information is received about Josie’s past, she and Ethan embark on a quest to gather as much information as possible in a last ditch effort to save their relationship, and possibly Josie’s life.
Unfortunately, sometimes things are better left alone. Will Josie be able to handle the truth? Will her lifelong need for a loving family be realized, and if so, is it worth the cost? Can Josie and Ethan’s love really conquer all, or will it all come crashing down in a New York minute? 

****I received a copy this book to read and review****

This was such an entertaining read! The author did an amazing job with the plot of this book as well as the characters. There were so many twists and turns in this story that it kept me guessing until the very end. Definitely glad I got to read this book!

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Love At First by Kate Clayborn

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar . . . No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won’t let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it’s the kind of story that can’t work out in the end. Or maybe, it’s the perfect second chance . .

Love at First by Kate Clayborn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher through SheSpeaks
I wasn’t sure about this book at first, just because I have never read a Kate Clayborn book. I loved this. It was so emotional and sweet. I loved Nora and Will’s love story, but I really loved Will’s friendship with his boss as well. The author really took a new spin on the whole love at first sight trope and I loved how she did it. While I really liked Nora and Will’s characters, the side characters were just as important and loveable. Not many books have that, and I find it so amazing that I could find that in here. I will definitely be checking out more of Kate’s books in the future since this one was so good!



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2020 Reading Wrap-up

While I didn’t write a lot on this blog, I have so many reading posts on my other blog alittlebiteoflife.com. I wanted to leave my favorites from each month, as well as the link to that post. Hope you enjoy!

January:

I didn’t start my reading wrap ups until February, so there’s nothing here!

February:

My favorites were The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima and Crescent Moon by Haruko Iida.

March:

My favorites were Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya and Save The Date by Morgan Matson.

April:

My favorites were Magic Gone Wild by Judi Fennell and Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter by Jessica Sims.

May:

My favorites were Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick and Undead and Unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson.

June:

My favorite was The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

July:

My favorites were Demon Diary by Kara and Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton.

August:

My favorites were The Summer Retreat by Sheila Roberts and Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday.

September:

My favorites were Meant to be Yours by Susan Mallery, Real Vampires Don’t Wear Size Six by Gerry Bartlett and The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman.

October:

My favorites were Otherworld Chills by Kelley Armstrong, No Rest For The Witches by Mary Janice Davidson, Lori Handeland, Cheyenne McCray, and Christine Warren, and Until You Loved Me by Brenda Novak.

November:

My favorites were The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan and Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber.

December:

My favorites were Man of My Dreams by Jenny Rabe, The Shadows of Christmas Past by Christine Feehan and Susan Sizemore, and Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis.

Four Friends by Robyn Carr

81PKGK8T6qL From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride 

Gerri can’t decide what’s more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair them. Always the anchor for friends and her children, she realizes it’s time to look carefully at herself. The journey is more than revealing—it’s transforming. 

Andy has come to believe that a lasting love is out of reach. When she finds herself attracted to a man without any of the qualities that usually appeal to her, she questions everything she thought she wanted in life. 

Sonja’s New Age pursuit of balance is shattered when her husband walks out. There’s no herbal tonic or cleansing ritual that can restore her serenity—or her sanity. 

Miraculously, it’s BJ, the newcomer to Mill Valley, who steps into their circle and changes everything. The woman with dark secrets opens up to her neighbors, and together they get back on track, stronger as individuals and unfaltering as friends.

 

While this book is for an older audience, I really liked it. It was a great read and very emotional. I love Robyn Carr and this book did not disappoint. She gives you lots of plot twists that just really make the book. This book is very down to earth and is filled with things that could happen in real life. I definitely recommend this book!

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America’s Scariest Places

 

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I have always loved reading about creepy places, people, and things. When I saw this magazine, I just knew I had to get it. I was not disappointed. It has so many interesting articles about different places around the united states. I was hoping there was more about Texas, since I live here, but it wasn’t a big deal. There are some typos and grammar issues if that sort of thing bothers you. Overall, a great read that I finished in about an hour. I’ll leave the link below for anyone else who would like to get it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S8M5H7D/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B07S8M5H7D&linkCode=as2&tag=1492094-20&linkId=e27d1e15b2499162f83a827883d04434

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Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

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In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families.

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit busy, life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last-minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger-than-life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.

 

This book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. It was so good and kept me guessing what happened for so long. It does have flashbacks as chapters, so if that isn’t your thing you probably wouldn’t like this book. I’d give it a try anyways. This book is very deep and Liane Moriarty did an amazing job exposing everything. I can’t wait to read more of her books.

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