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Book Review: Kissing Cousins by Marcia Lynn McClure

Title: Kissing Cousins
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Publisher: Distractions, Inc.
Release Date: November 2010
Pages: eBook only
Series: none
5 STARS: I LOVED IT!!!

Poppy Amore loved her job waitressing at Good Ol’ Days Family Restaurant. No one could ask for a better working environment. After all, her best friend Whitney worked there, and her boss, restaurant owner Mr. Dexter, was a kind, understanding, grandfatherly sort of man. Furthermore, the job allowed Poppy to linger in the company of Mr. Dexter’s grandson Swaggart Moretti-the handsome and charismatic head cook at Good Ol’ Days.
Secretly, Swaggart was far more to Poppy than just a man who was easy to look at. In truth, she had harbored a secret crush on him for years-since her freshman year in high school, in fact…
When the dazzling, uber-fashionable Mark Lawson appeared one night at Good Ol’ Days, however, Poppy began to believe that perhaps her attention and her heart would be distracted from Swaggart at last…
But all the world knows that real love is not so easily put off, and Poppy began to wonder if even a man so wonderful as Mark Lawson could truly drive Swaggart Moretti from her heart. Would Poppy Amore miss her one chance at happiness, all for the sake of an unfulfilled adolescent’s dream?

My Thoughts:
Another beautifully swoon-worthy book by Marcia Lynn McClure. She is the queen of clean romantic chemistry. Love it!

Poppy was cute and sweet with a long-time crush on Swaggart, the head cook, where she waitressed. I loved the whole scene of the Good Ol’ Days restaurant, fun and homey. Just the name Swaggart made me picture a ruggedly handsome guy which turned out to be the perfect description of Swaggart Moretti.

Don’t worry Kissing Cousins isn’t about actual cousins kissing. 🙂 Poppy’s best friend Whitney was Swaggart’s cousin, and Poppy had a cousin Whitney was interested in so they had made goals to kiss each other’s cousins when they were in high school.

Kissing Cousins was such a fun and cute romantic read. I loved it!!! If you love contemporary clean romance you’ll LOVE this book.

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Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: none

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction

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Book Review: Shackles of Honor by Marcia Lynn McClure

Title: Shackles of Honor
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Publisher: Distractions Inc.
Release Date: April 4, 2012 (1st pub in 1998)
Pages: 323
Series: none
4 STARS: I Really Liked It

Cassidy Shea’s life was nothing if not serene. Loving parents and a doting brother provided happiness and innocent hope as life’s experience. Yes-life was blissful at Cassidy’s beloved home, Terrill. Still, for all Terrill’s beauty and tranquility, ever there was something intangible and evasive lurking in the shadows. And though Cassidy wasted little worry on it, still she sensed its existence-looming as a menacing fate bent on ruin. And when a dark stranger appeared, Cassidy could no longer ignore the ominous whispers of the secrets surrounding her. Mason Carlisle, an angry, unpredictable man, materialized-with Cassidy’s black fate at his heels. Thus, thrust into a world completely unknown to her, Cassidy found herself trapped, wandering in a labyrinth of mystery and concealments. Serenity was vanquished-and with it her dreams. Yet were the secrets-so cautiously kept from Cassidy-were they indeed the cloth, the very flax from which her dreams were spun, from which eternal bliss would be woven?

My Thoughts:
Oh boy this was another great romance. Shackles of Honor was full of unknown love, passion, hurt, mystery, and heartache. Cassidy was betrothed to Mason without her knowledge until the day he came to take her away. They seemed to despise each other at first.

This read was full of romance. I didn’t like the extreme frustration I felt because of the characters most of the book. I just wanted it to conclude I was so frustrated. Also there was some really passionate scenes. I was never worried they would go too far, but the characters were lacking a certain honesty at the time that I can’t go into and ruin the read for you.

A great romance I think any romance lover will enjoy.

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Sexual Content: mild/moderate ( kissing, necking, sleeping in bed together- no sex )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( attacks and death )

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction

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Book Review: The McCall Trilogy by Marcia Lynn McClure

Title: The McCall Trilogy (The Foundling, To Echo the Past, An Old-Fashioned Romance)
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Publisher: unknown
Release Date:
Pages:
Series: McCall #1-3
5 STARS: I LOVED THEM!!!

Journey through generations of adventure and romance as three Marcia Lynn McClure favorites blend perfectly in The McCall Trilogy! The roundup begins with The Foundling (formerly released as Desert Fire). She opened her eyes and beheld, for the first time, the face of Jackson McCall… Posse up with the next generation of McCall heroes in To Echo the Past. Stripped of her heart’s hopes and dreams, she knew true loneliness—until an ordinary day revealed a heavenly oasis in the desert—Michael McCall… And finally, ride away to dreams come true with a modern-day McCall heroine in An Old-Fashioned Romance. Life went along simply, if not rather monotonously, for Breck McCall. She longed for something—something that seemed to be missing.

My Thoughts:
I love Marcia’s books. Romance books set in the ‘Ole West are so fun to read. Ah! It was so romantic!! I read the first 2 books because I’d already read book 3. If you like old fashioned books where the man is handsome and protects the woman he loves, and the woman is sweet but spunky then you’ll love these books. These are perfect to read during the month of love. 🙂

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Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: none
Violence: mild ( some fighting and injuries )

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Book Review: An Old-Fashioned Romance by Marcia Lynn McClure

Title: An Old-Fashioned Romance
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Publisher: Distractions Ink
Release Date: September 2005
Pages: 229
Series: none
Source: won in a giveaway from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
5 Stars: I Loved It!

Life went along simply, if not rather monotonously, for Breck McCall. Her job was satisfying, she had true friends. But she felt empty . . . as if part of her soul was detached and lost to her. She longed for something . . . something which seemed to be missing. Yet, there were moments when Breck felt she might almost touch something wonderful. And most of those moments came while in the presence of her handsome, yet seemingly haunted boss . . . Reese Thatcher.

My Thoughts:
Oh my heck I loved this book! I’ve heard so many great things about Marcia Lynn McClure’s books from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer so I knew I just had to read one and find out for myself. If you love clean romance you will love this book. It was addicting! I finished it in a day and was giddy throughout.

Breck was 20-21 during the book, and I don’t know if Reese’s age was mentioned. I pictured him being 25ish. The chemistry between Breck and Reese was great. I loved that she had such a crush on her boss, so cute. Most of the story was told from Breck’s POV, but it did change to Reese sometimes which I enjoyed.

I have to mention Breck’s four best friends: Barb, Trixie, Kay, and Sherryl. They were awesome. I loved their banter. When they were together they giggled and joked and could be completely goofy. It reminded me of being with my college roommates . . . good times. I laughed out loud more than a few times.

This was a quick read and completely enjoyable! I recommend it to all you clean romance lovers.

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Sexual Content: mild ( kissing )
Language: 1 mild word ( h***-1 )
Violence: very mild ( slap to the face with a little blood )

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Adult Fiction