Review of Once a Charmer

Once a Charmer

Sharla Lovelace

Lyrical Shine

October 17, 2017

Blurb:  Charmed, Texas, is a close-knit small town where people’s dreams of love can come true. That’s not to say that some people aren’t still waiting, and dreaming . . .
By day, Allie Greene stays busy with her family diner, and keeping tabs on her teenage daughter. What’s really exhausting Allie, however, are the nights. Not that she minds Bash Anderson unbuttoning her naughty desires—if only in her dreams. But what was he doing there at all? He’s her best friend, and a father figure to her girl. Talk about awkward. Talk about OMG-heat-and-fireworks that are flipping fifteen years of normal upside down. And now, when Allie needs him as a friend more than ever, logic doesn’t stand a chance against his lips and irresistible deep-blue eyes . . . Continue reading


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Review of The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine


The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine by Kate Angell, Jennifer Dawson and Sharla Lovelace

Published by: Kensington Books

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

I used to read romance novels all of the time. It was my guilty pleasure in between reading more serious books or writing. And, then I kind of fell away from it and then when I wanted to read again, I kept finding some really mediocre reads and felt that maybe romance books had taken a tumble.

In the past few months, since I’ve started blogging, I’ve picked up some. A few haven’t been very good, but some have been really, really good, thus restoring my faith in my guilty pleasure.

One such romance read is The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine, which is a compilation of three novellas that center around Moonbright, Maine and a B&B, which is, of course, the cottage on Pumpkin and Vine. Each novella takes place on or around Halloween and includes Amelia Rose, the owner of the B&B and a huge amount of magic.

All three stories are quite good, certainly above average, but it’s Enchanted by You by Sharla Lovelace that really scores with me. Sidney and Sawyer are the couple in this one and they are sweet and their romance is scorching and sensual and, okay, if Paris Hilton hadn’t ruined this word for me, I’d say: “HOT!” But, it’s not just sexy, it’s everything that a romance should be, in a very small package. This story is enough for me to check out her full-length novels in hopes that they are just as good.

The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine is on sale in just a few days in time for your Halloween reading.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.

From AmazonThe Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine

rating: butterflybutterflybutterflybutterflyladybug  (4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies)