Trail of Kisses

Trail of Kisses

Michelle Monkou

Rating 4

Kimani Romance

Falling in love again

Asia Crawford has lost her job due to the struggling economy. Her sorority sisters decide to cheer her up by sending her away for a few weeks of rest at a resort in the Colorado Rockies. Trace Gunthrey is a widower with a twelve year old who is having a hard time adjusting to life without her mother. Trace decides it is time for an intervention and sends his daughter to a behavioral boot camp for two weeks.

With karma in the air Trace, Hannah, and Asia find themselves with reservations for the same cabin.  With no way to fix the mix up, they are forced to stay in the cabin together. For Asia this trip was suppose to be to help her come up with a better game plan for her life. Finding love and a readymade family was not in the plans. Trace, a judge that often plays the role of guardian angel to many youths, cannot seem to get through to his own child.  When Trace finds himself falling in love with the woman that connects with his child, he will do everything to convince her to trust him.  When Asia learns to trust herself and go after what she wants she finds that happily ever after is for her.

Michelle Monkou writes the first story to The Ladies of Distinction series and does a fantastic job. This book was a great read because at the end of the day you realize that yes we put our lives into our jobs but what happens when everything on the home front falls apart and when the career falls apart we have to find our footing in life. Michelle writes a story that reminds people to live and love.


We are introduced to 4 men and 4 women with a connection that spans a decade and that connection is Hollington College the class of 2009. What these individuals don’t know is that their reunion is going to bring some feelings and some closure to parts of their lives that they never thought would come to.



Chloe Jackson was the girl who no one knew in college because she prefers it like that she was always about getting her education and keeping to herself. She graduated as the class valedictorian and now ten years later, she owns her own event planning business and she has been handpicked to organize their ten-year reunion. However, there was one person she would never forget her classmate Kelvin Slayton.

Kevin Slayton is the owner of a large enterprise which consists of multiple restaurants and clubs and when she finds herself being position to persuade him to let her use the club to host the reunion she finds herself in a relationship that throws her off her balance. Kevin has been feeling like there is something in his life that has been missing and he realizes it when he meets Chloe Jackson. However, when Chloe past causes her to retreat she puts Kevin in the defense to get the women he loves back in his life.

Chloe was the girl no one in college knew but Kevin takes notice of her right away and finds it a mission of his life to get what got away from him in college because he didn’t pay attention.

Teach Me Tonight (H.C. #2)


Tamara Hodges never forgot her best friend and math tutor in college Micah Ross but when words are exchanged between her and some of her classmates and the situation from her past arises she finds herself passing judgment on Micah before she could really ask him questions. Micah had found the women he loved in Tamara but when she ends their relationship after rumors, he finds himself hurt and devastated never getting to express his love for her. Now ten years later he is out for revenge or so he thinks. Tamara now writes for a local Atlanta paper and he is a major producer. When Tamara gets the call that she has been offered the interview of a lifetime and the opportunity to apologize to her friend she, jumps at it but never with realization that the situation was actually a poly but the poly went for bust when the two realize that their feelings were deeper than they thought. Micah is the record producer and has found a way to get back at Tamara for the hurt that she had caused him. The revenge was going to come at the cost of her job but after thinking back to the fourteen years of friendship he finds himself falling all over in love with her but not before some more misunderstandings and secrets tear them apart.

Passion Overtime (H.C. #3)

Passion Overtime (PAMELA YAYE RATING 4.5)

Kyra Dixon wasn’t sure she could ever forget her college sweetheart especially since she saw him every Sunday when his team played and he was a reminder of how life didn’t always work in one’s favor. They were engaged to get married until the Majors stepped in and took him away. Now that their college is in need of a football coach and Terrance Franklin her ex-fiancé is free to coach she finds herself spending more time then she would ever want to trying to recruit him.

Terrance Franklin has come to realize that he’s ready to settle down it has taken him ten years to figure this out but only one woman has ever made him think long term in the general idea of marriage and kids with the dog to complete it. However this was the woman who he walked away from to go after his fame and glory but now that they have been forced back together he’s determine to make things right.

Kyra and Terrance have their difficulties where the trust has to be built again but the passion brewing isn’t going to be so easy to make go away.

Tender To His Touch (H.C. #4)

Tender To His Touch (ADRIANNE BYRD RATING 4)

Two broken marriages and a weekend of fun can turn into a tremendous situation or at least that what it became for Lucius & Beverly. Lucius was a workaholic while Beverly used work to get over all that has gone wrong in her life so when these two bumps heads before their college reunion they find their selves in a no strings attached weekend of fun till Lucius realizes that he’s not happy being apart from her. Beverly isn’t so excited about a relationship she has failed at one and life for her is hard but with a lot of persuasion and her friends throwing her out to dry, she realizes that moping won’t help.

Lucius is delight with the way his relationship is growing with Beverly but his life couldn’t have taken an even crazy turn with the budding relationship on shells and his ex-wife throwing things at him that has him dodging bullets on all sides. However, he will do anything to keep Beverly in his life but will it push her away?

Overall, the series was fun and has me on edge to see what my ten-year anniversary will be like. Kudos to Adrianne, Jacqueline, Pamela, and Sandra for a job well done.


I took the time to actually take a breather not really doing much reading or anything but just relaxing. For those who may have been reading my post on a regular my apologizes a white rose is offered as a piece offering SMILE.  Coming soon I have a four book review on the Hollington Reunion series coming from Harlequin featuring Sandra Kitt, Jacquline Thomas, Pamela Yaye, & Adrianne Byrd.  I am also now a reviewer for another group more news to come soon on that.  But I wish you all a beautiful holiday and look forward to seeing and hearing from everyone in 2010.

Temperature Rising (Rating 3.5)

Mother Nature Match Maker #1

Mother Nature Match Maker #1

Eye of the Storm
Brenda Jackson has launched the Mother Nature Matchmaker with a tempting couple who are both stubborn but also passionate about their desires in life.

Sherri Griffin is a successful radio producer looking to take over her uncle radio station when the time arrives but after being jolted in a relationship, Sherri has sworn off men temporarily but have also sworn off men who have no promise for the future or no promise of commitment.

Terrance Jefferies aka Holy Terror on the football team has been known to be a stubborn person who always got what he wanted no matter what and it just so happens Terrance wants Sherri and she’s throwing up blocks left and right because she’s not willing to get her feelings hurt again. Terrance is not willing to stop pursing her until he figures out why he has this desire to be with her.

When a hurricane leaves the two of them stuck at the radio station together holding down the weather reports and other important aspects that come with working in the media the two find their selves tasting the limits of keeping their hands to their selves. Sherri finds out some rather interesting information about Terrance that sets her off again and Terrance can do nothing but force his way back into her heart.

Brenda has produced apiece based off one of the most deadly storms that can hit the south and has turned it into a passionate climax of two people falling in love.