Hi everyone My name is Victoria Zumbrum, 40 years old, married 14 years with 1 son. This is my very first blog. So bear with me. I have always wanted to have my own blog. I have always loved to read. I enjoy getting lost in a good book.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Love List Blog Tour Giveway

you for Joining The Love List Blog Tour Oct 15th-30th

The Love List Series Books
1- 4


Single, successful and lonely in a
small town. Would you let your girlfriends choose your man?

Tegan, Chloe, Becca and Laura do in
The Love List.


When you're part of The Love List
you never know who you will end up with.


The Love List was a wonderful read full of romance, friendship and action.  I love small town romances and stories. I think there is more of a connection with the people and the town and the romances are so much more real.  People in a small town are very close and take care of their own and help each other out.  That is the way it should be all over.

These ladies did a wonderful job connecting the characters from each of their stories and showing what small town life is like.  The group of ladies were the best of friends and were there for one another.  I enjoyed all the characters and storylines in the stories.  The couples and the characters just connected and the pages went by fast.  I did not want to put the book down.  I have to commend these authors with coming up with the perfect story.  Jennifer Conner, Sharon Kleve, Angela Ford and Joanne Jaytanie are all wonderful writers and I have had the privilege of reading their books and I will continue to do.  I am looking forward to what they come up with next in the future.  I am hoping that they decide to come together for more stories.  5 stars.

Love Uncorked (The Love List
Book 1)

Tegan Taylor is the owner of the Que
Syrah Syrah wine shop in Vine grove, the heart of wine country. After her plan
of starting a book club to meet single, local men falls flat, her new found
friends come up with The Love List. Each dropped a name of a nice guy their
friends may like but just not a guy they'd date. Or think of romantically.

Tegan chooses Richard. After one disastrous meeting with him, Tegan wonders if
The Love List isn't a terrible idea.

Richard’s a jerk. But, when handsome Australian cowboy, August, shows up,
things may take a turn.

Read book one in the Love List Series as Tegan, Chloe, Laura and Becca try to
find love in a small town.


I love small town romances and enjoyed Love Uncorked.  Tegan is the brains of the group and comes up with The Love List.  The idea is perfect.  They each draw a name.  Tegan draws Richard who turns out to be a real jerk and loser.  She meets August right before she meets Richard.  The chemistry was instant between them and there was no question.  The Love List did bring Tegan to her true love.  It was pretty obvious Tegan and August were meant to be together.  Tegan and August spend alot of time together and fall deeply in love. 

Jennifer is a wonderful writer and her characters feel so real.  You feel like you are apart of their lives.  You feel everything they feel.  Jennifer's characters have the perfect chemistry and there was never any doubt that they were in love.  I am looking forward to reading more of Jennifer's books in the future and I would highly recommend any books by Jennifer Conner.  You will not regret reading her books.  5 stars

You can find Jennifer Conner here:





Love Found Me (The Love List
Book 2)

When it’s Chloe Miles turn to pick a
name out of The Love List she didn’t expect to find true love. She just wanted
to go on a date with a nice, available guy. Not one who drank too much, or was
unemployed and wanted to stay that way. Or especially one who didn’t know what
monogamy means.

Mitch Brodin didn’t know his heart was in the hands of The Love List. His Fate
was set the moment he set foot into Roy's Pet Rescues looking for advice on how
to care for new born kittens.

Chloe is vivacious, unpredictable, and tons of fun, while he is methodical,
predictable, and well… cynical. He surely hadn’t planned on falling in love.
But that’s what you get when you’re not looking for love.


Love Found Me was really good.  I love Chloe.  She is lot of fun and was very unpredictable.  Chloe was perfect for Mitch. She brought out the best in Mitch.   Mitch's job and divorce made him very cynical and he didn't believe that he would find true love.  Then he meets Chloe and they connect instantly.  Chloe and Mitch do a lot of fun stuff today and spend a lot of time.  The more time they spend together the deeper they fall in love for each other.

Sharon is a wonderful writer who writes with so much emotion and her characters feel so real. Her story is real.   You are part of the characters and their lives in Sharon's books.  I highly recommending reading Love Found Me and another book she write.  I love Sharon's writing and all her books are must reads.  5 stars

can find Sharon Kleve here:




Blind Tasting (The Love List Book 3)


Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over
her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine.
Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.

In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create
The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with
Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him
she really does love him?




I really enjoyed Blind Tasting.  Dr. Rebecca Miller moves from the City to the Country after finding her fiancé cheating with her best friend.  The move was the best thing for her.  It gave Rebecca a chance to  start over again and heal.  Chase isn't looking for a permanent relationship.  He is known for bedding and leaving them by the Town.  When Chase and Rebecca meet the first time sparks fly between them.  Rebecca draws Chase's name but does not ask him out immediately.  Her best friends keep pushing her do so.  Rebecca is weary of getting involved again after her fiancé cheated with her best friend.  When Chase is brough to the hospital after being hurt in a fire, he specifically asks for Rebecca and asks her out.  Chase and Rebecca start dating and both realize they have fell in love with one another.  When Chase finds out about the Love List, will Rebecca be able to convince Chase that she truly loves him?

I love Angela's writing.  Her characters were so real and so filled with emotion.  The storyline was so believable and happens a lot in todays society.  I highly recommend her books to any reader.  I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.  5 stars


can find Angela Ford here:





Building up to Love (The Love List Book 4)


Story 4 in the best-selling series, The Love List from some of
your favorite sweet romance authors.

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to
find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three
attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change
their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into
a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true
love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B
remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to
last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.



Building Up to Love was an awesome read.  It was filled with action and romance.  Laura draws Travis' name but before she can ask him out, she hires him to help with the remodeling.  She won't ask him out as long as he works for her.  Laura keeps drawing names with no luck.  Travis and Laura spend alot of time together because of the remodeling project.  It takes an accident for her to realize what she has been looking for has been in front of her all along.  Is it too late for her to act on  how she feels when she sees Travis with another woman?

Joanne is a wonderful author who brings her characters to life and make you feel part of the storyline.  I really enjoyed the storyline of how this couple comes together.  Laura and Travis are perfect for one another and you feel that in Joanne's writing. I am looking forward to reading more of Joanne's books in the future. 5 stars
You can find Joanne Jaytanie here:



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1 comment:

  1. Hi Victoria, Thank you for having us on your blog today. We love your reviews.