Reviews - Contemporary

Poppy Granville, one of Briden’s princesses, yearns for a life full of freedom and away from the beautiful, yet dull, life of her family’s castle. She leaves Briden, a small country in Europe, to study in New York. Once her studies in the US are over, she decides to come up with a plan to ditch her personal guard and get the full taste of free-spirited life in Eastern Oregon.

Wicked Embrace
Olivia
Boothe

Tom’s PTSD returns from time to time, and with his brother’s impending wedding and a trip ‘home’, there are sure to be more episodes. Sarah is his rock, encouraging the trip even though Tom is ready to do a last-minute bail. When Tom’s past collides with him the night before the wedding, it’s way more than he can handle. He goes on a bender and has everyone very worried.

Picture Us: Turn It Up #3
Natalie
Parker

It’s been three years since Annie has been to The Cedar, the bar where her best friend Mayzie's husband used to play in a local band before it went big league. Now the girls don’t get together very often. When some other friends invite Annie for a night out, they choose this same bar, and much to Annie’s surprise, Tyler is still employed there, and seems happy to see her.

Getting acclimated to living alone now that her best friend and her cat have moved out, Fran Riley questions her life’s purpose. A firm believer in the universe shall provide, she opens herself up to accepting what Fate has in store for her.

The Christmas Gift
Darlene
Kuncytes

Maddie and Connor meet when he steals her taxi and gets her kicked out of a prestigious acting class. When he insists on apologizing with coffee and a slice of the most delicious pie ever, how is she supposed to resist the hunky, Hollywood-bound aspiring actor? When she accepts his apology and relinquishes her phone number, how is he supposed to resist the gorgeous aspiring Broadway singer?

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