Author: Jo Goodman

Summer Reading Challenge Review: Marry Me by Jo Goodman

Posted October 14, 2019 by Holly in Reviews | 2 Comments

Summer Reading Challenge Review: Marry Me by Jo GoodmanReviewer: Holly
Marry Me by Jo Goodman
Series: Reidsville #2
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: December 1, 2010
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
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Genres: Westerns
Pages: 447
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Reading Challenges: GoodReads Challenge, Historical Challenge, Holly's 2019 GoodReads Challenge, Holly's 2019 Historical Challenge, Holly's Summer Reading Challenge, Summer Reading Challenge
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Her Heart Was Locked Away

Rhyne Abbot is fierce, brave, and used to a life of isolation on her father's spread on the outskirts of Reidsville, Colorado. But when, overcome with sickness, she collapses, she knows she must return to town if she is to have any hope of recovery. Only there is no place for her but the new doctor's home, and he wants more than just to heal Rhyne. He wants her hand in marriage.

Until One Man Found The Key

Doctor Cole Monroe's hands are already more than full with his orphaned little sister to look after, and yet somehow he can't resist the magnetic pull of Rhyne's bewitching eyes--or her tempting kiss. But convincing her to trust him won't be easy. For Rhyne's heart needs as much tender care as her ailing body. And the only cure is the thing she most fears: to let herself fall in love...

Mary Me by Jo Goodman is the second book in the Reidsville series. Casee chose this for our Summer Reading Challenge, but I forgot to review it in August. It’s been ages since I read a Jo Goodman. This was vaguely familiar, so it’s possible I’ve read it before. I can’t remember for sure, though, so I’m calling this a new read. I had a hard time getting into it at first, but it picked up by the 3rd chapter.

When Cole Monroe’s younger sister talks him into moving to Reidsville, CO to become their new town doctor, he isn’t sure what to expect. The colorful residents are interesting, and he’s enjoying himself as the only doctor to service a large area. When he meets Rhyne Abbot, he knows he has to help her.The only way to do that is to have her move in with him. Not an ideal situation, but one they make work. Only, he never expected to come to have such strong feelings for her. Her fierce independence and indomitable spirit really call to him.

Rhyne was raised as a boy, until her father could no longer ignore the fact she was a girl. Even then, she kept up the pretense with the town’s inhabitants. Now that she’s been outed as a woman and forced to move in with the new doctor, things sure are different for her. Finding her footing in this new world is difficult, but she’s managing. If only she could get rid of this pesky attraction she has for the doctor…

I really thought the romance was super sweet. I liked both Cole and Rhyne. I liked how patient he was with Rhyne and how she slowly came to trust him. Some of the medical stuff was on the boring side, but I was able to move past that. I struggled more with how quickly Rhyne seemed to overcome her trauma, but I do think it was rather in keeping with the times. Rhyne didn’t have time to become hysterical, so she didn’t.

While this isn’t my favorite book by Goodman, it was enjoyable and I’ll probably read it again in the future.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Reidsville

three-half-stars


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What Are You Reading? (+ Jo Goodman Giveaway)

Posted November 9, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 9 Comments

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Casee: Send help. The days of September and October are officially over. I have finished two books in November and they were both audiobooks. This next part hurts me to say…I tried and failed to read Archangel’s Prophecy. I was told that I should reread Archangel’s Heart, which I decided to do. I’m currently listening to it on audio. The narrator is amazing! I am loving it. Plus it reminds me why I love Raphael and Elena so much.

I’m also reading Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas. I’m one chapter in. I’ve never read anything by this author so I’m really curious to see how it turns out.

Holly: I had a slow reading week. Things have been pretty crazy at casa del Holly this week and my reading time took a hit. I mostly listened to the Mercy Thompson series. I finished Bone Crossed, then listened to Frost Burned, Night Broken and Fire Touched. I’m currently listening to Silence Fallen. I blame Rowena for this. She’s been reading the series for the first time and talking about it quite a bit. I couldn’t resist a re-read.

I’m currently reading Sleepover by Serena Bell. Next up is Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas, which we’re reading as a group to review later this month.

Rowena: This week was an okay reading week for me. It started out fantastic and then thanks to my friend Theresa, I started watching weird things on the internet. Like mukbang’s by Zoie from Wild n Out and Hallmark Christmas movies.

I did read Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and really enjoyed that. I also read Wait for It by Mariana Zapata and listened to Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh. I adored Wait for It and liked Archangel’s Blade okay.

Now, I’m reading Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas for our group review this month. I’m not that far into it and hope to be done with it tonight so that I can jump back into the Mercy Thompson world. 🙂

Giveaway Alert

We are very fortunate here at Book Binge. We have loads and loads of books to read and we want to share the wealth so each week, we’ll be tacking on a Freebie Friday giveaway to our What Are You Reading posts. This week, we’re giving away…

What Are You Reading? (+ Jo Goodman Giveaway)A Touch of Flame (The Cowboys of Colorado, #2) by Jo Goodman
Series: The Cowboys of Colorado #2
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 416
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USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman returns to the gunslinging outlands of A Touch of Frost with a sizzling new romance where the new town doctor learns there's nothing she likes better than a run-in with the law.

Dr. E. Ridley Woodhouse is like no physician Ben Madison has ever met—she's a woman. As the newly elected sheriff of Frost Falls, Colorado, Ben is tasked with welcoming Ridley to the community. But while Ben might be tempted by the new doc's charms, getting the town to accept a big-city, female doctor is no easy feat. To earn their trust she'll have to prove herself and Ben determines to help her...even if she's the most stubborn woman he's ever met.

When the husband of one of Ridley's patients threatens her, forbidding Ridley from treating his wife or children, all of Ben's protective instincts kick in. Ridley has come to rely on Ben's steady presence and the delicious tension that simmers just below the surface of their easy friendship—but as much as she trusts that his warnings to steer clear of Jeremiah Salt are sincere, she's never been one to back down from a challenge and she refuses to abandon her patient.

But sticking to your guns can earn you trouble in the rough terrain of the Wild West, and danger threatens Ridley from unexpected places, forcing Ben to confront his deepest fear in order to save the woman he loves.

What Are You Reading: A Touch of Flame

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!


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