October 15, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Love's Every Whisper by Naomi Rawlings

Love's Every Whisper
Author - Naomi Rawlings
Rating - 4 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: Yes

Back Cover...

Victoria Donnelly is, as always, a failure. With five years of failed courtships behind her and the calendar inching closer to another birthday, Victoria's determined to redeem herself and snag a proposal from a wealthy childhood acquaintance, Gilbert Sinclair. But returning to Eagle Harbor stirs up long forgotten memories. And worse, old affection for her betrothed's enemy.

Elijah Cummings has loved Victoria for fifteen years. But fishermen's sons don't marry shipping barons' daughters. He knows it. She knows it. The entire town knows it. Resolved to keep his distance from Victoria, Elijah focuses on establishing a much needed life-saving station, risking his own life by rescuing sailors stuck aboard shipwrecks.

He knows how to save drowning sailors, but how is he to save a woman from the biggest mistake of her life—without destroying both their hearts in the process?

What I Loved...

I am quite used to reading about hero's that may start off badly and end up capturing my heart. I am also used to reading about hero's that are good and loving and capture my heart. I am not used to hero's that are good and loving and then not so good and still capture my heart. Naomi did a great job crafty perfectly human characters.

Love's Every Whisper has a few sharp turns that took the book in a way I never anticipated. Those moments kept me reading past my bedtime.

What I Liked...

From my recollection, this is the only book I have ever read with a water life-saving rescue squad. I was so pleased to read a book with a new aspect, especially from a historical setting. Pleasantly surprised!

Love's Every Whisper is part of a series but is easily read as a stand-alone book.


The cover is lovely.

This is my first read by Naomi but it won't be my last.  I found a new author to add to my "Will Read" list. I am looking very forward to the next installment in the Eagle Harbor Series.

Disclaimer: This book was provided complimentary by the author  The opinion of this book is my own and I was not paid or compensated for my review.

October 14, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Guest Reviewer: Street God by Dimas Salaberrios

Street God
Author - Dimas Salaberrios
Rating - 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: Yes

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His street name was Daylight. But he was a nightmare. On the streets of New York, darkness and violence reigned. Dimas “Daylight” Salaberrios popped his first pill when he was eleven years old, and just days later, he was selling drugs to his schoolmates. By fifteen, he was facing time at the notorious Rikers Island Prison. It was never safe to turn your back, and Dimas saw only one chance to survive: to become a street god. He would be the richest, most powerful ruler in the hood . . . or die trying.

But in one terrifying moment, with a gun pointed at his head, Dimas had to decide: How far would he go? Was he finished taking reckless chances to rule as a god of the streets? Would he dare to entrust his life to the real God—an even riskier path? Because that God would send Dimas back down the darkest streets he’d ever known on a rescue mission after those still in danger.

Street God is the true story of one man’s against-all-odds journey from the streets to the altar and back again. A modern-day The Cross and the Switchblade for a new generation, it reveals that we’re never too far gone for God to change us—and shows how a single spark can illuminate even the darkest existence.


"The book truly is about a street God. What I love about the book was the reality in which in which he lived his life. I am familiar with lifestyle and have lived some of it.  I come from the same place that Daylight came from. Daylight is an amazing guy and connected to him a lot. He has overcome so many trials in his life. He is a perfect example how God allows you to go through the bad choices in life but can bring you out of them. God perfectly had a purpose for him.  I was amazed that while the book was all about drugs, murder, gang life, deception and law breaking, the language was clean. The only thing I would change about this book is the lack of attention his daughter received in the book. I'm not sure why. I would have liked to have seen more of that relationship. Even still, this is the kind of book I love to read.  I am happy that he shared his story. It is very uplifting." MD

Thanks for the guest review MD!

Disclaimer: This book was provided complimentary by the Tyndale. The opinion of this book is my own and I was not paid or compensated for my review.
October 11, 2015 | By: Cynthia Marcano

Review: Love In The Details by Becky Wade

Love In The Details
Author - Becky Wade
Rating - 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Would I Recommend: Yes!!

Back Cover...

When Josh returns to his hometown of Martinsburg, Texas, to help his best friend get married, he didn’t intend to run into church wedding coordinator—and ex-girlfriend—Holly. He can’t help but pine after the girl he never got over.

Holly broke up with Josh years ago in an attempt to ensure his future success. But she loved him then and still loves him now. As she helps him plan his best friend’s wedding, she can’t help but feel horrible for the pain she caused him. And even though she longs to be with Josh, she doesn’t feel worthy of his big-time lifestyle when she is more comfortable in her small town world. Will Josh and Holly be able to keep things as they are when their true feelings threaten to surface at every turn?

What I Loved...

True to Becky Wade fashion, there are lots of  what I like to call "Just Kiss Her Already!" moments. There are also some "Just Admit Your Love!" moments too. I LOVE these kinds of moments. With Love In The Details being a novella, I didn't have to wait long for them or the ending.

What I Liked...

Josh is adorably nerdy and brooding and yet a softy. Becky knows how to write a hero well.

Love In The Details can probably hold me over until Becky's next full-length release, although she should probably get a move on.


I know this book is part of a collection and I get that is the reason for the cover. BUT that doesn't mean I have to like it. I love Becky's usually cute covers and this fell flat. It's not a bad cover, just lacking Becky's signature look. I probably wouldn't buy this book based off the cover.

All in all, if you are looking for a fun, romantic and short read, this is one to definitely get. I truly enjoyed it.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley. The opinion of this book is my own and I was not paid or compensated for my review.