Lucky In Love by Carlene Havel and Billie Houston

Lucky In Love by Carlene Havel and Billie Houston
Texas Brides series, Book 3
Publisher: Chavelbooks, LLC
Genre: Historical, Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Mistflower

Recipe for Trouble
Begin with the year 1922, in south Texas ranch country. Take Lucky Livingston, one devil-may-care cowboy bent on revenge. Add Bridget McGuire, a frightened young woman desperate for a place to hide. Stir in a dangerous outlaw, a marauding band of Ku Klux Clansmen, and three inept matchmakers. Spice the mixture with a bank’s missing loot and one dishonest deputy sheriff. Pepper with humor, bring to a rolling boil, and stand back!
Will too many cooks spoil the broth?

Carlene Havel and Billie Houston are new authors for me and taking a chance on them turned out to be a blessing. It’s always a joy to add a new author to my ‘follow the author list’. This book was on my ‘to read list’ for a long time. It is book three of three in the Texas Brides series, but it can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed the story, Lucky in Love, that they created together.

From the first page to the last I was captured, or maybe just wished I was, by the hero, Lucky Livingston. He was dream-worthy, and the heroine, Bridget McGuire, was most definitely in need of a hero such as Lucky. Together they made an entertaining read. Their romance was mostly sweet and endearing. Bridget and Lucky made me chuckle a few times with their bantering. There wasn’t any doubt that they had more than just chemistry between them. They were in love at first sight.

There is mild suspense threaded throughout the plot which made for a quick pace to see what happened next. Trust me, there was a lot happening between the cast of characters.

Speaking of the characters, they were well developed and easy to bond with. What I don’t understand is how this is book three of three when Lucky has two brothers that are available. I would love to read Charlie and Zeke’s story. I did go look up book one and two to read the synopsis to see if they were about Charlie or Zeke and they were not.

Anyway, I have three more books on my ‘to read list’ and I hope they are at least half as good as this one was. Lucky in Love was a fortunate hit read for me. I can easily recommend this story to other romance readers. Happy Reading.

Caitlin’s Cat by Barri Bryan

Caitlin’s Cat by Barri Bryan
Publisher: Chavelbooks, LLC
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short story (105 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

Fifi, a lovely little lilac cat, has a new mistress, one Caitlin Miller, a trusting, naïve young woman with an overabundance of talent and beauty, and a scarcity of good judgment and common sense.

Leo Legrand is a handsome, rakish rogue with too much charm and too few scruples. He sets out to seduce Caitlin and to steal her portfolio of designer originals.

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When their mother unexpectedly dies, the three sisters go home for the reading of the will. The oldest takes the house, the middle one takes the jewels and the youngest one ends up with the cat. The fascinating part about it is that it’s lilac in color…

This is a charming romance with a paranormal cat who can talk and who really is lilac colored. It can even wear high heels. I really liked the way the author made it sound believable (even if far-fetched) and how they wound the romance around the cat’s influence. Fifi makes a pretty good matchmaker and she even manages to get Caitlin a business deal.

The pace is fast enough to keep your interest and the romance fluctuates. The man is extremely good looking and knows it, has lots of money, and doesn’t often sleep alone. Caitlin almost got raped as a child and is still a virgin. She also repairs clothes for a living. Could two people be more different?

The best part is the fashion show where Caitlin is showing off her designs and his former girlfriend is modelling them. As you can imagine, there’s a conflict.

With an outspoken cat who says what she thinks, romance in the air and plenty of interesting conversations, the author keeps you reading and smiling until the end.

The interesting premise is enjoyable, the tale is well written and love is in the air. As you read, you wait to see if they can overcome their differences…Recommended.