Book Reviews

Married to an Alaskan Man by Evangeline Kelly

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 105
Series: An Alaskan Romance #1
Genre: Marriage of Convenience, Christian Romance, Clean
Publish: Sept 28, 2019
Rating: 5 stars


Will their marriage of convenience survive the wilds of Alaska?

Callie lives a socially isolated life in New York City with two jobs that leave no time for dating. After meeting her neighbor’s son, Derek, she falls hard but knows he is out of her league.

Derek loves his simple life in the wilderness and is ready to settle down and have a family if only he comes across the right woman. Callie’s kindness makes her stand out, and he believes she will make a great wife.

Derek proposes a modern-day marriage of convenience, and Callie accepts with the hope of his love growing after they marry. But once they arrive at Derek’s homestead, she finds that off-the-grid living is not for the faint of heart.

When his initial interest in her is called into question, her biggest fear comes true. He wants a wife and a commitment, but what about love?

Will she stay and make the marriage work, or will she realize that sometimes, two people aren’t meant to be?

Grab the first book in an inspirational Christian romance series set in the state of Alaska!


I needed a bit of a break from the YA books. It took a bit to find a book that would strike up my fancy. Let’s just say I started feeling a slump beginning and I had to get out of the YA and into something different.

When I saw this I jumped on it. One thing that always gets me is a fake marriage or fake fiancé or as this book falls under marriage of convenience. Then I saw it was a Christian romance, it was a done deal after that.

Callie and Derek’s slow burn was an amazing. I loved every thing about this and how they put God first. I wish there was more to the story. I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to continue on with their story.

This is exactly what I needed to help get out of the slow funk that was coming on.

Book Reviews

The Perfect Catch by Maggie Dallen

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 181
Series: Kissing the Enemy #1
Genre: Baseball, Sports, YA
Publish: Aug 30, 2018
Rating: DNF at page 33


Her brother’s best friend used to be Callie’s friend too. But that was before he became a jerk, and then her coach, and now…her first kiss.

There’s no doubt about it, Noah is avoiding Callie like the plague now that she’s living in the dorms on his college campus. She’d hoped this weeklong softball clinic would help put their past awkwardness behind them–after all, he’d taught her everything she knows about the game. But her brother’s best friend is more of a jerk than ever. Until he kisses her. And now…well, now she doesn’t know what’s going on between them. But it doesn’t matter, not really. She’s not here for Noah, she’s only here to show the recruiters at the big showcase game that she has what it takes to play for a college team.

It’s a solid plan…until it all falls apart. Thanks to Noah’s overprotective interference, she’s kicked out of the showcase game, and any chance of college scholarships slips out of her reach. But there might be a way to salvage her plan and her future. She just has to be seen, right? Noah’s the new coach for a charity softball event and he owes her big time. She might just be able to save her scholarship chances if she can survive his coaching…and his kisses.


Normally, I try to get further into a book, but I am not feeling it. I tend to like stories like this but for some reason, I don’t like being in either the hero or the heroine’s head. I eye-roll every part. I’m really confused about what’s going on between the two. Like did something happen besides the injury or is there something more?

I’m curious but not curious enough to continue on. Which is sad because it’s not that long of a book. I just have no interest to help strive forward.

Let’s assume this is another case of it’s me, not you.