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Sneakers, Sandals, and Stilettoes by Natasha Deen

Sneakers, Sandals, and Stilettoes
Author:  Natasha Deen
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Buy Link: Sneakers, Sandals, and Stilettoes
Sighs: 5

Review of Sneakers, Sandals and Stilettoes
by:  Callie Hutton

It’s been a bad day.  The boss gave you a new project and your vacation is a week away.  It was pouring when you left the office and your umbrella was safe and dry at home.  Traffic was horrible, and in order to get home you had to stand in the rain to get gas.

So, how do you recover?  You pull out a copy of Sneakers, Sandals and Stilettoes and laugh yourself silly.  If any book can improve a mood, it’s Natasha Deen’s SS&S.  Two stories of craziness and fun whiz by so quickly, it almost seems over before it starts.  Of course, if you’d been able to put it down, it would’ve lasted longer.  Not possible. 

The Genie’s Curse, the first story, has the charm of magic and hilarity of loveable characters.  Shoe-In for Love, the second adventure, lives up to the fun of the first, making for a great mood modification book.

But better yet, don’t wait until that bad day arrives, get your copy now.  And laugh yourself silly!

Slightly Tarnished by Lilly Gayle

Slightly Tarnished
Author: Lilly Gayle
Genre: Historical Romance
Link: Slightly Tarnished
Sighs: 3-1/2
Review of Slightly Tarnished
by Callie Hutton

After American Nikki Keller’s father is lost at sea, along with his ship and cargo that would have paid the mounting bills, she and her mother are left homeless.  Mrs. Keller accepts an offer from her brother to make their home with him in England. Loath to leave America, Nikki accepts her mother’s decision.  So the two head to England to the estate of Henry Tidwell, Earl of Wellesley.

The Countess of Gilchrest is anxious for her son, Chadwick Masters, Earl of Gilchrest to remarry and produce the needed heir.  Although soured on marriage after his tumultuous relationship with his deceased wife, he understands his duty and fully intends to take a wife, just not the one his mother is so insistent upon.

Terrified at her uncle’s plans for her future, Nikki runs with her mother from Wellesley’s home into the dead of night.  Gilchrest comes across them and after hearing their story, brings them to his estate.  Although it starts out as a temporary arrangement, it soon becomes permanent, but Gilchrest is hiding a secret, and Nikki wants to know what it is.

Mystery, intrigue, love and romance all come together to form a satisfying story.  Nikki, her mother, and Gilchrest fight to protect themselves and others they love from the machinations of those who would destroy their very world.

A good story with strong characters and a satisfying plot, you’ll enjoy this one.

Callie Hutton
The Old West and Hot Heroes