Never Say Never

Sandy’s review Sep 28, 13
5 of 5 stars
Author: Melinda Sutherland

Amanda goes through her young life having to survive experiences that nobody should have to. She was always quiet and found it easier to keep to herself, rather than share herself with the world. She struggled with being open and talking to anyone about what was invading her life. In her heart she believed it was much easier to keep her secrets to herself. Sometimes sharing your deepest and darkest with someone you love is the only way to free yourself.
Will she ever be able to find that someone? Do the trials of her adolescence make her stronger in the end? Or will her world be turned upside down and she’ll be crushed under the weight of her love for another? Can she recover from the unthinkable? Will Amanda be able to pull though and find the one thing she’s always longed for and never really had…love?


I have to say, this book was awesome. I couldn’t put the book down. I don’t know how long this review will be because, I feel it would give so much away, and I don’t want any spoilers.

This young girl has gone through so much in her young life. This is the kind of life that could happen to any young girl. I feel every girl should read this book so they are aware of what could possibly happen. Nobody should have to go through what Amanda went through. I liked Amanda:s character because she has shown so much strength. She is such a warm and wonderful person, and she does keep to herself. The only two people really in her life are Mark and Ann who are her two best friends. Those are the only two that she could talk to about anything. When she started hanging around with a girl named Kelly, Amanda starts going to parties, which is where she meets Brad.

Brad is your typical guy that seems like a player. He becomes friends with Amanda. Mark tried to convince Amanda to stay away from him. Their relationship continued to grow, even though Amanda was only 15 years old. They started pushing the boundaries and Brad understood that Amanda was not ready for sex and he respected that. He just wanted to continue to spend time with her. He continued to push and push and Amanda was persistent and continued to tell him, she wasn’t ready for sex, until one day the unthinkable happens.

Once she begins to get her life together, Amanda and Ann decided no more parties. Amanda had to basically give up her friendship with Kelly, because Kelly loves to party. she continued to go to school, she vowed that she would put everything into school. Her Junior and Senior years became really good for her. She continued to keep her A and B grades up. She meets a boy named Chris. They became fast friends. She is not sure if she can trust anyone, to take things further. I loved Chris’s character, he’s kind, warm and loving but Amanda does not know this until she starts spending more time with him.

I can’t say anymore about this book because I feel that I’ve given to much away as it is. I gave this book 5 stars. The author has captured what can happen in real life and people need to know about it. I applaud her for her work.

By Between The Sheets Book Reviews Posted in New Adult


Sandy’s review Sep 20, 13

Author:  L Chapman

Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend’s up coming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan’s life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.Who knew a quiet drink could change your life?

I just want to say that this book was so refreshing to read. It was a book I couldn’t put down. It was a breeze to get through and it was AWESOME. Loved it. I don’t think that there is a a man out there that would take on the responsibility that Mark has taken on when he meets Megan. Now I could be wrong, but I would think a man would run in the opposite direction. The question is, is this man to good to be true. Can Megan trust him. She has been hurt in the past and she doesn’t want that to happen again.

I liked Megan’s and Jenny’s characters because they would do anything for each other because of their close friendship. They are like sisters. Makes me wish I had a close friend like that. Megan is able to confide in Jenny about anything.

Jenny is about to get married and the two girls are visiting London shopping. They stop off at a bar to get a drink, when Megan see’s three gentlemen at the other end of the bar. With those three men, on sticks out. Their eyes connect and she can’t keep her eyes off of him. When the two meet, they have a nice chat and then Megan and Jenny leave. He was a little sneaky by getting her phone number off of her cell phone, while entering his numbers into her phone. I was thinking, STALKER.

I also like Mark’s character because…..well, I really can’t say because then it will spoil the story and I don’t want any spoilers.

Megan is wondering is she going to find prince charming. Will she get her happily ever after. Read this story and find out. Its Awesome. You’ll love it.

By Between The Sheets Book Reviews Posted in Romance

Remembering Love

Sandy’s review  Sept 18, 2013

Author:  Nadine Christian

Banyan Tree in Thomas Edison Garden at Fort Myers Florida USA
When all is lost, how do you remember love?

When her beloved foster parents pass away, Holly discovers a past both shocking and heartbreaking: the murder/suicide of her biological parents on the South Pacific island of Pitcairn, famous for the HMAV Bounty mutineers. Travelling to a home she does not remember, Holly reconnects with long-lost childhood friend Jack. An old friendship quickly becomes more…until a dark secret is uncovered.

Will joyous love remembered become heartbreak? Can she find out the truth before someone else is hurt?



I was given this book by the author for my honest review.

This book seem to have it all. Mystery, deception, sorrow, and with all that 2 people find love.

Holly comes back to the island 20 years after the tragedy of her parents death. She comes to try to find out the truth and to try to remember. Taken away at such a young age, she learned to find love with her foster parents. Once they pass away, she is determined to find out where she comes from.

I felt really sorry for Holly, for her to have to suffer such pain. She did have a shoulder to lean on and that was Jack, her childhood friend. Even when she got to the island, she had to endure the gossip around the island. Jack came into the picture right away to help Holly remember. Jack is such a sweetheart, I loved his character. There are some things that happen in the book that you will stop and stare and just say: “WOW..I didn’t see that coming.”

Masie took care of Jacks father because he was ill. She has got nothing else better to do then to get into other peoples business. Again, after reading about Masie you will have another WOW moment.

In the end the book turns full circle and fits the title of the book. Overall I gave this book 4 stars and can’t wait to read more of her work in the future.

By Between The Sheets Book Reviews Posted in Romance

Triple Dog Dare

Sandy’s review Sep 2, 2013

Authors:  K.S. Brooks and Stephen Hise

Genre:  Comedy with Light Romance.

When wealthy champion dog breeder Stu Hockersmith presents prize pup Lord Louis to lovely Bianca Jameson, he hopes to win her heart. Things don’t always go as planned. Bianca, oblivious to Stu’s amorous intentions, takes the adorable pooch back to California where she goes on to become a celebrated author, writing books about little Lo-Lou.Bianca thinks she’s living the good life with her Norse god of a fiancé, former fashion photographer Lars Lundgren. When she realizes Lars has spent all their money and committed her to a new book with a looming deadline, Bianca pulls out all the stops to get the job done. But she doesn’t know about all of Lars’ deals.To make matters worse, Stu is informed that gifting Lord Louis broke the kennel club bylaws and he now must get the pup back before his father’s legal team takes action against the woman he still loves.Stu needs Lo-Lou to satisfy his father. Bianca needs Lo-Lou to finish her book. Lars needs Lo-Lou to work out a secret deal with a movie producer. Lo-Lou can’t be in three places at the same time. Or can he?


I was approached by the author and was asked for my honest review of this book. I was happy to do so, because they indicated that this was a romantic comedy. I had never read a romantic comedy before so I said I would be happy to do so. 2 weeks after agreeing to review the book they sent it to me. I looked at the title and cover and thought to myself “this is in no way a romantic book”. I was leery at first and I won’t lie to you, I didn’t think I was going to like it. Well I’ve learned my lesson. Never judge a book by the title or the cover. There wasn’t really any romance in this book, but their was a lot of comedy involved. Now, I’ve watched comedy on TV and have enjoyed, but again, I’ve never read one. This book by far, exceeded my expectations. There were some parts of the book that had me laughing out loud to the point I thought I was going to wake my family. Yes, sometimes I read very early in the morning when I can’t sleep.I’m going to say that the first few chapters start out slow because you have to lead up to the good stuff and understand the storyline. When I started those chapters, I was still kind of skeptical and was shaking my head thinking “my god, what have I gotten myself into” I’m like that will all books, just to be clear. I want the good stuff right off the bat.I loved Bianca’s Jameson’s character. She’s a writer of educational children’s books about her dog Lo-Lou. She’s not superficial and she is very trusting, especially when it comes to her money. Lars is the photographer for the books. He is very greedy, manipulative and self absorbed. He has everything in Bianca’s name and spends it all. You’ll see throughout the book that “what goes around comes around” Karma is a bitch.Now we have Terri. She originally was out to get a story on Bianca and Lars and not a very good one. She then runs into Bianca and thats where this gets funny. The two characters have great chemistry together. They made me laugh so hard. They travelled from place to place trying to get a book completed in 2 weeks. I loved them together throughout the whole book.Stewart Hockersmith and his family are members of the Oakwood Hills Kennel Club. Throughout the book you will see Mr. Gerald Wingate try to get Stewart kicked out of the club. He’s obsessed with ruining his career.Then of course you have the 3 dogs, Lord Louis, Lord Robert and Trouble. I loved all three dogs. They each were unique in their own way and they have their own personality. You can only imagine what king of trouble, Trouble gets into, but I won’t spoil that for you.I’ll state again that I really enjoyed reading this book and I give it 4 stars. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

By Between The Sheets Book Reviews Posted in Comedy