Hearts and Kisses Compilation Review

Hearts & Kisses

by Sophia Knightly, Ginny Baird, Mimi Barbour,

Mel Curtis, Donna Fasano, Mona Risk,

Helen Scott Taylor, Ari Thatcher,  Patrice Wilton,

Traci Hall, Anna J. Stewart, and Jackie Weger

Genre: Contemporary/Holiday Romance
Release Date: February 10, 2015

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, twelve New York Times, USA Today, National bestselling and award-winning authors deliver a dozen contemporary romance novels and novellas packed with drama, suspense, love and laughter. From the Highlands of Scotland to the Hollywood hills, twelve strong heroines meet twelve hot heroes in tales that span the globe. Whether you crave big-city adventure or small-town romance, second chance stories, or sexy single dads…this outstanding collection holds something special for you. Come be our Valentine, and snuggle up with these sweet and steamy romances, perfect for reading on a chilly winter’s eve. Happy ever afters guaranteed.

Heart Tamer (Heartthrob Series Novella)

by Sophia Knightly, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Fashion designer Kate Hayes must somehow convince her estranged ex-husband, Alec MacLeod, to agree to an unusual request. In this fiery second chance at love, whose heart will be tamed?

The Sometime Bride

by Ginny Baird, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Carrie St. John is done with wedding disasters. Third time’s the charm? A jilted bride and a ditched bachelor cut a “fake fiancé” deal.

The Surrogate’s Secret

by Mimi Barbour, USA Today and National bestselling author

Confirmed bachelor, Miguel, forces his dead brother’s gorgeous, headstrong surrogate to marry him so he can take her and her twins to Chile to cheer his ailing mamita.

Breaking the Rules

by Mel Curtis, USA Today and National bestselling, award-winning author

The Gordon’s marriage has been an emotional rollercoaster, but Jack has the solution–lock them inside a safe room for a cool-down, which turns out to be hot.

Take Me, I’m Yours

by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author

Sexy single dad Derek learned the hard way to never trust a beautiful woman. So although he is indebted to Lainey for thwarting a kidnapping attempt on his daughter, he isn’t about to offer her his heart on a silver platter!

Valentine Babies

by Mona Risk, USA Today and National bestselling author

Getting involved with fearless reporter, Roxanne, involves more complications than Dr. Greg has ever faced in the OR.

The Army Doctor’s Valentine’s Baby

by Helen Scott Taylor, USA Today and National bestselling author

An abandoned baby brings two lonely army doctors together.

The Rock Star’s Wedding

by Ari Thatcher, USA Today and National bestselling author

Kenzie’s vacation in St. Thomas heats up when her high school sweetheart and rock star heartthrob Chaz appears. If only he wasn’t there for his wedding.

Love Struck

by Patrice Wilton, USA Today bestselling author

With the “love bug myth” and discovery of gold, Serendipity Falls is no longer safe. Can Samantha and Kyle find a way to end this madness, or will they too be swept away by love?

Ambrosia by the Sea

by Traci Hall, National bestselling and award-winning author

After a bitter betrayal by her late husband, self-taught chef Celia Langdon moves to the sea, where dive shop owner Dax Smith dares her to heal from the heart.

Reading Between the Lines

by Anna J Stewart, National bestselling author

When Ethan Sutherland was in high school, he’d go to any lengths to hide his secret, including betraying the one girl who tried to help him. Now he’s back in town and hoping Cassidy Wells finds it in her heart to forgive him.

No Perfect Destiny

by Jackie Weger, National bestselling and award-winning author

Leah Spencer lives in the present until one sun-drenched day, her troubled past imperils the future and threatens all she holds dear.

Heart Tamer by Sophia Knightly- Alec ❤ Kate
After years of being apart can Alec and Kate find love while attending Alec’s sister’s wedding? When Kate approaches Alec with a proposition that was “mutually beneficial” will it destroy or improve their chances at love. This is a quick and sweet love story; an enjoyable read for an afternoon. I would give this story ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

The Sometime Bride by Ginny Baird- Mike ❤ Carrie
Can broken engagements lead to a marriage? At the Sawyer’s House Inn, Mike is denied by Alexia when he proposed to her and Carrie’s fiancé brought her to the Inn to leave her for another woman. However, is it fate they would find each other and live happily ever after? This was a sweet story of finding the right person, even with the heartache to get there. I would give this story ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ I liked the characters and it was very sweet, an enjoyable read.

The Surrogate’s Secret by Mimi Barbour- Miguel ❤ Sheri
Tragedy + Tragedy + failure of communication= heartbreak or does it? This was a sweet, but tragic love story, my heart ached for the couple when they failed to communicate. They were both so miserable. You will have to read to find out the solution, was it ending in heartbreak or love? I give the story ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ My heart ached for the couple, I actually had to put the book down because the couple was so miserable. I loved the characters, except when they were being stubborn. Definitely makes the book worth the .99 cents.

Breaking the Rules by Mel Curtis- Jack ❤ Viv
A very quick read, when couples lose their way in their marriage, do you just throw in the towel or do you give it one more chance? How about lock them in a room and see what happens? A story about finding their way back to one another, very heartfelt….well not always. I give this story ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ it was a good read, I liked the characters. A fun read.

Take Me I’m Yours by Donna Fasano- Derek ❤ Lainey
An interesting turn of events, leads to another twist which leads to fate? This story has many twists and surprises that keeps you guessing, but does love prevail? Reading is knowing! 😉 I give this book ❤ ❤ ❤ and a half ❤ s it was sweet, but there became a point where Derek was extremely irrational and was very mean. I didn’t like him much at that point.

Valentine Babies by Mona Risk- Greg ❤ Roxanne
Old traditions and beliefs conflict with modern times, leave some with guilt and stress, especially with the tragic loss of a loved one. However, when a good man comes and becomes a friend, a really good friend. Can love find a way? Then when a surprise x2 comes along will it ruin everything? This is a sweet love story that you could read about in an afternoon. The characters are lovable and you want everyone to find the happiness they deserve. I give this story ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ because it was just an enjoyable story.

The Army Doctor’s Valentine’s Baby by Helen Scott Taylor- Duncan ❤ Naomi
This was such a sweet story. From the abandoned baby, Holly, to finding a home that may not be a place but a person. Another story to read in an afternoon and leaves you with a good feeling. I enjoyed this story very much, I give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ for being a story that makes the heart feel good. A reminder of the good in people and the reminder of the power of love.

The Rock Star’s Wedding by Ari Thatcher- Chaz ❤ Kenzie
What if on vacation you ran into your ex, rockstar, boyfriend who was getting married to some starlet? What if he turned to you when his heart was broken? This was a quick love story, that was little preditable, but also sweet. No drama, just a simple love story. I give it ❤ ❤ ❤

Love Struck by Patrice Wilton- Kyle ❤ Samantha
This book was a riot, so much fun. I am suffering a bit of a book hangover this morning because I stayed up to finish it. A “love bug” is on the loose in Serendipity Falls, Kyle and Samantha are dead set against falling prey to this “love bug.” Can they resist when everyone around them is lovey dovey? This book mixes passion, suspense and humor in a great way. Totally loved it! I give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  it was a great story!

Ambrosia by the Sea by Traci Hall- Dax ❤ Celia
This was a great story, I can’t believe everything Celia went through to come and open her new store by the ocean. However, when she meets Dax at the convience store, she is determined to not be attracted to this hot dive instructor. Dax on the other hand is determined to be welcomed into her life. Through trials and tribulations Dax and Celia find staying away from each other is hard. However, throw in an ailing father, a Peruvian super model and opening a new restaurant; there are many parts of this story that cause intrigue and make you laugh. It was a great read, you have to find out if Dax and Celia can find their way to happiness. I totally give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Reading Between the Lines by Anna J Stewart- Ethan ❤ Cassidy
This was such a sweet and loving story. Cassidy had a horrendous childhood. A childhood no child should ever experience. Ethan hurt her once in high school, she was never allowing that again. However, Ethan had other plans. His reason for hurting her was very personal, but she deserved to know. She was also the woman for him and he wanted to do anything he could do to win her back. He just hopes he doesn't screw it up.
This story was about how Ethan tries to win Cassidy back and was very sweet. A very enjoyable read for an afternoon. I think you will truly enjoy it. I give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

No Perfect Destiny by Jackie Weger- Leo ❤ Leah
What are the chances of being accused of being a thief at work twice, when you are innocent? What if the hunky detective seems to be very interested in you? What if you go to jail? What about the children? This story had the right amount of suspense and love to make it a great read! I loved this story, I think it was one of my favorites. I totally give it ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

What a great compilation. I have finished the compilation and it was worth every penny of the 99 cents of costs. It is a treasure trove of stories that is for sure. Overall, definitely ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

A wonderful heartful of loving stories! You won't regret it.

Sophia Knightly

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sophia Knightly, loves to cook up hot romance and delicious humor in her feel-good stories. Whether it’s romantic suspense, romantic comedy or chick lit, her books are fun and sexy contemporary romances that feature hot alpha heroes and strong, smart women.

Ginny Baird

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes touching, often humorous, contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who’ve given up on finding true love.

Ginny has two ongoing novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), as well as additional single titles available. She is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women’s Fiction categories. Visit Ginny’s website at www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.

Mimi Barbour

Mimi Barbour is an Amazon best-selling author who’s sold over 500,000 copies of her books world-wide. Her five romance series: The Vicarage Bench/ time travel at it’s best, Angels with Attitudes / angels love romance, Vegas / fast-paced plotting, Elvis / make a song a book and her newest, Undercover FBI / with sizzling conflicts and lots of humor.

Mimi’s been heard to say: “I’m an author who loves to read uplifting stories about romance. Add in some time travel, or maybe an angel, or even a little romantic suspense and it makes the story more fascinating because of the incredible possibilities.”

Melinda Curtis
Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes fun, steamy romances as Mel Curtis. Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: “Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood’s Golden Age except a lot hotter.”  Melinda also writes sweet romances – the Harmony Valley series for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the sweet romantic comedy Bridesmaid series. Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf.”
Donna Fasano
USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is the author of over 30 romance and women’s fiction titles. Her award-winning books have been described as “emotional,” “heartwarming,” and “simply wonderful!” Over the course of her 25 year career, she has sold 4 million books worldwide. BigAl from BooksAndPals.com says, “Donna Fasano is a keen observer of human nature and creates characters that ring true to life.”

Mona Risk

USA Today Bestselling Author, Mona Risk, recently received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her name has often been posted on the Amazon.com 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance list. She’s a two time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite; a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; and an EPIC Award finalist.

Her contribution to Valentine Hearts and Kisses is Valentine Babies.

Helen Scott Taylor

USA Today bestselling author, Helen Scott Taylor, writes sweet contemporary romance set in the UK and Europe. Her contribution to Hearts & Kisses is The Army Doctor’s Valentine’s Baby, part of her Army Doctor’s series.

Ari Thatcher

Ari Thatcher is the “naughty name” of USA Today Bestselling sweet romance author Aileen Fish. Ari has always loved sexy romance where love takes the leading role. Reviews have called her work “captivating” and “compelling”, and her characters “intelligent, intriguing and realistic.”

Patrice Wilton

Patrice Wilton is a USA Today and National best selling author of more than 20 books. Her best known series include The Candy Bar Series, Serendipity Falls series, and her returning war hero series, A HERO LIES WITHIN, HANDLE WITH CARE and AT FIRST SIGHT.

She lives in West Palm Beach with her retired PGA golf pro husband, and plays tennis and golf when she’s not writing fun, sexy romance stories. She loves emails and will answer everyone the same day.

Traci Hall
With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres and boasting #1 bestseller status on Amazon.com, Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it’s a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.
Anna J. Stewart
National bestselling author Anna J. Stewart can’t remember a time she didn’t have a book in her hands or a story in her head. Early obsessions with Star Wars, Star Trek andWonder Woman set her on the path to creating fun, funny, and family centric romances with happy endings for her independent heroines for both Harlequin and Berkley. Anna lives in Northern California where she deals with a serious Supernatural & Sherlock addiction, surrounds herself with friends and family, and tolerates an overly affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it’s Snickers who tolerates her).

Jackie Weger

An internationally published author, Jackie Weger has been writing romance novels off and on for thirty years. When not writing Jackie is traveling the good earth by foot, train, boat, plane, mule and pickup. Ports of call include London and Paris, Panama and Costa Rica during which she collects memories, friends, fans and experiences—all of  which often make appearances in her novels.

12 thoughts on “Hearts and Kisses Compilation Review

    1. Your welcome, it is easy to just do a general review of the compilation, but it does a disservice to each individual author. So I write my reviews as I go.


    1. Thanks so much!! I plan on attending at least some of the day. I truly enjoyed your story. It was funny, I was trying to find the name of the two love birds in each story and since in the synopsis didn’t have Leo’s name in it I had to go to the story to find it. Well, your writing sucked me in and I had to finish the story right then. That is why there are a few stories left to read, but yours is read a reviewed. 😉 You’re a talented writer and I will have to check out more of your writing. Thanks for following my blog, I’m working on getting a following, I have always hated wrong until I started writing these reviews.
      Thanks again


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