Friday, October 25, 2013

Review: "Room For You" by Beth Ehemann/ Book Blitz: "After The Storm" by M. Stratton

Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew
how, but something was always missing.

A father for my two girls.

But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree,
playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He
left me more confused than I had ever been.

What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?

Kacie is a young mother to a wonderful set of twin girls. When their father walks out on them she turns to the only person she has, her mother. She has lived and worked at her the Bed & Breakfast her mother owns, "The Cranberry Inn". She's been shattered after seeing her father walk out on her mother and her girl's dad walk out on her. Will she ever find the kind of man she's looking for? Who would want someone like her and want to be an instant father?

Brody is on the way back from visiting his family to Minneapolis where he is the All Star hockey player of the Wild's.  During a torrential storm he gets hung up outside of the "Cranberry Inn" and hope they have room for him.  He's not expecting to have his breath taken away when door opens, little does he know that it's opening a whole new door to his life.
This was a wonderful, easy read. You know where things are heading and can just sit back, relax and enjoy it.  There are times that Kacie gets frustrating, but it shows what a mother truly goes through when she's on her own. How she has to see how every choice affects her children.  The interaction between herself and her daughters is so wonderful and affectionate. The interaction between Brody and Kacie and the girls is endearing.  He is the man of every single mother's dreams.
The ending threw me off a little. I knew it would be one of two scenarios and I was really hoping it wasn't going to be the one that happened.  I'm assuming this is a series and I'm going to have to wait and see how things happen in the next book.  Let's hope that the bitches get what's coming to them and the guys open their eyes up and find someone who is "real".
This is a 5 star read.
 It was perfect for the cold, dreary day.
A great cup of coffee and a lot of a wonderful man named Brody equals a perfect fall day.



Beth Ehemann lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her 4 crazy
kids and her husband, who’s also a big kid most of the time. She loves
reading, photography, martinis and all things Chicago Cubs.




Alexia “Lexi” Hanson moved across the country to rebuild her life after the attack that almost destroyed her. She enjoys the simple things in her beach cottage. Life is finally complete.

Noah Matthews is Rock & Roll’s hottest star and on top of the world. After years without a break he finds the solitude he craves at his beach house. Enjoying his early morning coffee, Noah is surprised to see his neighbour sneak into his garden and crawl around.

They never saw that fateful morning coming. Someone was watching them. Someone who thought Lexi belonged to him and would stop at nothing to have her.

Lives are changed forever when they meet amongst the blooms in his garden. Even when things seem darkest, there is always light After the Storm.

Add After the storm to your TBR list


M. Stratton is a wife and mother who grew up in a small town north of Chicago before moving to Arizona. She is currently working in accounting for a plumbing company.

M. Stratton has spent years telling herself stories to fall asleep at night before deciding it was time to get them down on paper for the world to see. She currently has eight different stories fighting to be told. Like everyon
e else she was afraid to put the stories down and send to publishing companies. With today’s Indie market she decided now is the time.

 Things you don’t know about M. Stratton:

 1. She loves the movie Twister… she can say all the lines along with the actors. She will also use those lines in real life as often as possible.
2. Halloween is her favorite holiday. She starts planning months in advance. She has more Halloween decorations than Christmas.
3. She once made up a monologue about her love of chocolate chip cookie dough for her high school drama class.
4. There are times she thinks she is so funny she has tears running down her face while laughing at herself.
5. She is a smart ass and very sarcastic.
6. Cary Grant is her favorite actor.
7. Reading has always been an escape for her. She can devour a book in hours. When she moved in with her husband she literally donated over 1,000 books and saved over 1,000 for herself. She can reread books over and over again if she loves them. There are some that she has reread about once a year for the past 20 years.
8. She eloped after knowing her husband for only two months in 2006. They are still married, almost seven years later.


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