Audio review This is book 2 in the series The series continues with another sister story The sisters find each other after their dad passes They are half sisters Valerie did fantastic work on this audio Her voice is smooth strong and clear She brought all the characters to life Hero is Joel Heroine is Sage Sage gets a suprise , Joel will be her body guard Sages father assigned Joel to the assignment Sages father , George has other hopes for Joel and Sage but he didn t live to see if what he wishes came true Joel is dedicated to his assignment, and he knows the know how, he s a former Navy Seal Sage is special, she has gifts , a sixth sense , a clairesensentice , as the proper use is She can pick up on people and circumstances, but she can t pick up who is stalking her She tries everything but she just can t Joel and Sage get their signals crossed Joel is falling for Sage but he doesn t know how to show it and Sage is falling for Joel but she thinks that Joel only sees her as work Grab it and find out who is stalking Sage and why , you ll get a suprise Book 14 stars I purchased a copy of the novel A Perfect Fit DiCarlo Brides Book 1 Love in Juniper Ridge Jan 15, 2014 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.A good introduction to the series Complex and full of drama 6 women find out after their father s funeral that they really are sisters and must work and live together for a year to make a the new Colorado hotel prosperous or marry in order to inherit What they didn t expect upon arrival to the hotel site in Juniper Ridge,Colorado were romances that were secretly set up for them by their father George DiCarlo prior to his death and the multiple media sabotage attempts Couples inferred include Cami with Landscaper Vince ,her sister Lana with the hotel s regional manager Blake, and her stepsisters Sage with former SEAL and head of hotel security Joel, Delphi with photographer Jeremy, and Jonquil with Ski Resort owner manager Gage A tutorial on hot air ballooning, setting up a hotel and resort and the stress of waiting for a kidney transplant are seamlessly blended in with all the family and workplace drama Book 2 4 stars I purchased a copy of the novel SEALed With Love DiCarlo Brides book 2 Mar 11, 2013 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.Suspenseful with multiple forms of violence this novel begins months before the timeframe in book 1 and features the fearful reflexologist Sage who has a gift of precognition Sage is contemplating leaving LA not only to take the Colorado Spa Manager job for her father but also to hide from a stalker A suspenseful opening results in Sage meeting Joel the private security guard hired for her by her matchmaking father George Dicarlo This sequel contains the events leading up to the post funeral attorney meeting in book 1 and then jumps ahead to the present day to Cami and Vince s engagement, Sage s work in the DiCarlo Colorado Hotel s Spa, the return of Sage s stalker, Sage s budding romance with former SEAL private security guard head of the DiCarlo Colorado Hotel s security Joel, a poignant moment with Joel s SEAL family,and the continued saga of the DiCarlo sisters Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Book 3 4 stars I purchased a copy of the novel Reclaiming His Bride DiCarlo Brides book 3 Mar 17, 2013 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.Suspenseful, emotional and action packed with a twist Starting three weeks after the DiCarlo Colorado Hotel s opening,the story of hotel general manager Lana and the hotel chain s regional manager Blake is a rocky one of secrets, misunderstandings, and an unplanned pregnancy The continued saga of the DiCarlo sisters is peppered with escalating ghost activity in the form of hotel destruction and a murder which is blended with Blake s family s interference and Blake trying to win back Lana Contains some violence Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Book 4 4 stars I purchased a copy of the novel Family Matters DiCarlo Brides book 4 May 6, 2013 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.An emotional second chance at love story with multiple unhappy people, multiple acts of violence, a message concerning excessive dieting poor body image, and a happy ending Rosemary s life drastically changes when one of Sage s predictions come true giving Rosemary the chance to be a parent of her 10 year old daughter Cleo after the adoptive parents are tragically killed Rosemary and Harrison find love and healing as he comforts and assist her through the changes brought with motherhood and tries to protect them when multiple violent acts befall the family.Contains some violence Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Book 5 4 stars I purchased a copy of the novel Wild Hearts DiCarlo Brides Book 5 Dec 22, 2013 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.A poignant second chance at love story combined with the continued saga of the Dicarlo sisters Mystery and violence follow the couple as an innocent piece of fool s gold turns out to be real Reverting back to May and Delphi s entrance at the reading of her father s will then Jumping to July and her first meeting with Jeremy and then jumping again to January and the preparation for Rosemary s wedding this sequel features the widowed motorcycle loving wedding planner Delphi and the friends to romance with photographer Jeremy Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Contains some violence Book 64 stars I purchased a copy of the novel The Last Bride DiCarlo Brides Book 6 Jan 22, 2014 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.The last of the six DiCarlo brides finally wins her love and gains the emotional support and sense of belonging she has been craving for years George DiCarlo s last not so secret match involves his youngest daughter the Hotel s floral manager Jonquil and appears to be a soulmate but Gage is still resistant Both Jonquil and struggling local ski resort owner Gage are dedicated hard hard works who love nature and outdoor sports, support their families emotionally and monetarily but are taken advantage of by their self centered younger sisters Life gets interesting when floral department manger Jonquil s flighty self centered little sister the drama student Angela moves in for the summer, Gage is unable to support his self centered socialite sister Natalie, and someone sabotages the ski resort Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Contains violence in the form of shooting and jealousy mental illness Book 74 stars I purchased a copy of the novel Getting Her Groom DiCarlo Brides Book 7 Dec 11, 2014 by Heather Tullis and this review was given freely.An older man younger woman romance with a sinister undertone, one large loving family, a pair of superficial parents, and a happy ending Tying up some loose ends, Jonquil s little sister Angela s road to graduation is sabotage but, graduation does not end her problems when she has to make a decision between a long distance relationship with Cami and Lana s cousin the lawyer Alex, living near her family, and taking an understudy position to her dream job on Broadway in NY.Can be read as a stand alone but best if read in sequence Violence is not as graphic as in prior novels. It Isn T Sage Parker S Fault That She Mistakes Former Navy SEAL Joel Watts As The Stalker Who Had Been Sending Her Disturbing Letters He Shows Up Every Time She Turns Around Too Bad Her Father Doesn T Tell Her He Sent Joel To Protect Her When The Stalker Tracks Sage From LA To Her New Job In Colorado, She S Glad To Have Joel On Her Side She Didn T Plan To Falling In Love With Him Though Now If He Would See Her As Than Just A ClientJoel Takes His Job As Head Of Resort Security Seriously, But Sage Is His Number One Priority, And The One Woman He Can T Get Out Of His Mind He Isn T Sure If He Believes In Her Precognition, Or Some Of Her Other Hokey Beliefs, But He Soon Finds He Can T Live Without Her He Just Has To Catch The Stalker Before He Or Sage End Up Dead I read the first of these DiCarlo Brides books quite a while ago I remember liking it, but really not much After having read this one, I m going to have to re read it, because I really enjoyed this one I like the whole idea of the sisters, most of which didn t know each other before their dad died, having to work together to not only run a resort, but to learn to live with each other and their circumstances I really love that each of the sisters gets her own book and story and it s really kind of fun the way their dad has kind of hand picked who each girl will marry almost from beyond the grave.I really loved the characters in this one I like Sage I felt a bit scared for her from the very beginning, because of the stalker situation Obviously, Joel can t and won t be with her ever second of every day and it would only be a matter of time before the stalker is there I liked that she was willing to keep trying, despite the panic attacks and anxiety she had and felt over this situation I liked Joel too It s really fun that you get to see things through his eyes, that way when he messes up the things he said to Sage, you know what he really meant and it makes the situations a bit comical I liked the way Joel goes out of his way all of the time to protect Sage and to try to find out who the stalker was.I had no idea who the stalker was by the end of the book I never would have guessed The author did a great job of hiding the identity.Bottom line, this is a great book in a great series and I can t wait to read So far these books have been like potato chips I can t read just one This book was a fun, fast, guilty pleasure read I love a good, clean romance, and this book was just that Yes, it was predictable, and yes, it wouldn t be considered Literature, but I don t care For me, books like this are the equivalent of sitting down and watching a Disney movie that you ve seen a dozen times and love anyway.I plan on reading the rest of the series. I am loving the DiCarlo sisters These books remind me so much of a series that I read some time ago by Nora Roberts, but this time instead of friends, we have sisters that did not grow up knowing about each other.In this book, we see the story by the POV of sister Sage Sage i think is one of my favourite sisters, and I hate that she is put through the ordeal of a stalker But having Navy SEAL Joel by her side as her body guard is the making of a great story I think it took me a day to get through this book, I just didn t want to put it down I had to find out who the stalker was, and not sure I saw it coming, maybe a fleeting thought at one point, but not enough to make me see it throughout the book.So well written Love Sage and Joel. For the first third of the way through, I had no idea what was going on You definitely need to read the others in the series before tackling this Had I known that, I d never have bought it Oh well you live and learn. I enjoyed book 2 in the DiCarlo Brides series even than book one We already know the sisters, so Tullis was able to put into Sage and Joel s story, as well as the suspense elements I also liked the way we got glimpses of what might be coming in book 3 with Lana and Blake s story, as well as seeing Cami and Vince continuing their journey.Sage is a very lovable character She s strong while being feminine and kind to everyone around her I have to imagine it could be paralyzing knowing that your stalker has followed you thousands of miles, but she manages to keep going to work, to keep living her life the best she can I love that as scared as she gets, her main concern is protecting her family.Joel is all guy He s so into the protect but don t fall in love mode of thought that he doesn t even realize how important Sage is to him I actually like that he s an honorable man that has to be dragged almost into the relationship However, once he catches on, he s going to do everything he can to make Sage happy as well as keep her safe I loved the conversation between him and Harrison where Joel still thinks Sage will move on without him after the stalker is caught To me, this was one of those moments where you could see true love He wanted to be with Sage always, but he was willing to let her walk away if that would make her happy Silly man How can a woman resist a hero This is a clean I guess technically PG on my scale read with closed door scenes, and I give it a solid 4.1 5 scale and what it means 1 I couldn t even finish it just plain bad2 I hope I didn t pay for this disappointing3 I didn t hate it, but it was still missing something forgettable but inoffensive3.5 On the line between good and ok like, not love4 Solid mind candy worth reading4.5 So very close to perfection must read5 I could not put it down and I m still thinking about it a true treasureMovie Ratings in relation to my review Clean Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no sex on or off screen PG Some innuendo but nothing kids don t hear every day, sex is all closed doorPG 13 some language swear words not related to sex , talk about sex, heavy petting, removal of clothing on screen, but sex is closed door.R swearing can be related to sex , feels like the whole story is about the sex and not the relationship or some other plot SEALed With Love may be just a little bit better than A Perfect Fit in my opinion Book 2 in the DiCarlo Brides series follows Sage Parker and Joel Watts I loved their story Sage has a sixth sense a precognition that no one believes in But little things that she either sees or feels always ends up happening Sage also has a creepy stalker Her father, the late George DiCarlo, hired Joel to be her personal body guard Joel is a retired Navy SEAL and his top priority is keeping Sage safe Joel is also the one that George chose for Sage to marry.Sage is pretty convinced that Joel only sees her as a job She doesn t think that someone like him would ever want to be with someone like her She thinks that she is plain and weak Joel sees her as a beautiful, strong, feisty woman who is willing to do anything and everything to make sure the people she cares about are happy and safe I do have to say Joel is a stubborn man Somewhere along the way he falls in love with Sage but thinks that he is not good enough for her He was dealt a tough hand growing up and never experienced love He thinks that as soon as Sage finds out about his past that she ll run far away from him What he doesn t realize is that Sage loves him for the man that he is not his past She sees the real man inside the strong, amazing, caring man who would do anything and everything to keep her happy and safe.I loved these two together They strengthened and brought out the best in each other I wish their story was just a little bit longer But I am looking forward to seeing of them in the rest of the series I had the mystery of who the bad guy was figured out pretty early on But just like in the 1st book of this series, it didn t bother me I was too busy enjoying the love story between Sage and Joel I can t wait to read the rest of the sisters stories I am still looking forward to Rosemary s story the most Her and Harrison are going to be very entertaining I just know it FTC DISCLAIMER I RECEIVED AN E ARC FROM THE AUTHOR DIRECTLY I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW I went into this having just read the preceding book in the series, so the recap of the will reading in chapter 2 and those events felt largely redundant to me I get that we re now working with Sage s POV on it, but if that scene gets re hashed every book, just from a different POV, it will be very annoying However, the rest of the story was actually very interesting Sage never made much fuss about her abilities, and I appreciated that in this book I loved her vulnerability, and her quiet strength in the face of adversity I loved that we were constantly kept guessing about her stalker as well.Joel was such a great hero for Sage I loved how he balanced her out, while she softened his rough edges I loved watching him realize that he was falling for Sage and I especially loved his bumbling proposal That alone made him very realistic to me I loved that we got to see glimpses of the next romance, as well as continuing updates on the previous book s couple I can t wait to read the next book
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