Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Review ~ Books 1-3 of the Holton Series by B.L. Blair

B. L. Blair writes simple and sweet romance and romance/mystery stories. Like most authors, she has been writing most of her life and has dozens of books started. She just needs the time to finish them.

She is the author of the Holton Romance Series and the Leah Norwood Mysteries. She loves reading books, writing books, and traveling wherever and as often as time and money allows. She is currently working on her latest book set in Texas, where she lives with her family.


Convince Me


Author: B L Blair

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Anna is afraid of love, but Steven changes everything.

Anna West just wants to start over in a new town far away from her past. The only child of a mixed race couple, Anna learned about the ugly side of human behavior at an early age. After watching her abusive father mistreat her mother, Anna knows that love is not for her.

Steven Carson has always known what he wanted, and from the moment he saw her, he wanted Anna. Steven is ready for love. He is ready to settle down, start a family, and he knows Anna is the one for him. Now all he has to do is convince her to take a chance on love.

Convince Me is the first book in the Holton Series but may be read as a standalone novel


Notice Me


Author: B L Blair

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 She would do all she could to make him notice her!

Andrew Moore had always thought of Victoria as family. She was his best friend’s little sister and his little sister’s best friend, but recently something had changed. Andrew was thinking about Victoria in a completely different way. She would never fit into his quiet, conservative world. They were too different to have a future together, but he couldn’t help noticing her.

Victoria Carson has been in love with Andrew since her sixteenth birthday, but Andrew never noticed her as anything other than his best friend’s little sister. She fled from her hometown so that she wouldn’t have to watch Andrew build a life with someone else. But things had changed. Andrew was now a widower, and Victoria had returned home. It was time to make him notice her.

Return to Holton, Texas to see if Victoria can get Andrew to notice her. Notice Me is the second book in the Holton Series but may be read as a standalone novel.

Trust Me 


Author: B L Blair

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Could he learn to trust her?

Rachel Lewis hid her looks behind dark framed glasses and drab clothes. As the head librarian in Holton, she was satisfied with her life and her appearance. Rachel wasn’t looking for love, but Paul captivated her. He lived in a completely different world, but she wanted him more than she had ever wanted any other man.

Paul Hart was handsome, rich, and successful. As the owner of a thriving business, he was happy with short-term relationships and jaded women. Paul had been betrayed too many times to trust a woman, but Rachel intrigued him. She wasn’t like any woman he had ever known. Could he learn to trust her?

Return to Holton, Texas for Victoria and Andrew’s wedding to see if Rachel can win Paul’s trust. Trust Me is the third book in the Holton Series but may be read as a standalone novel.



Sabrina went into her sale’s pitch, and Paul listened absently as he looked around.  He actually liked the house.  It was lovely and had plenty of room for entertaining.  He didn’t have a lot of large parties, but in his business, he did occasionally host a dinner party or two.  The house was perfect for his needs.  He wandered through the rooms on the first floor before stepping out onto the patio.  Rachel followed him.

“Paul,” she said.

He turned to see her standing just inside the doorway.  Sabrina was still in the living room.  Rachel took a step closer.  “I didn’t mean to upset you.  I was just surprised.  You hadn’t said anything about moving to Texas, much less Holton.”

He nodded.  She was right.  He had sprung it on her rather suddenly.  They hadn’t spoken much about his business the past three weeks.  Their time together had been so limited that they had stuck to the basics.  He had mentioned to her that the office was not running as smoothly as he liked, but he hadn’t gone into any detail about the operations or the fact that he felt he needed to be here for longer than just a few months.

She took another step closer to him and reached for his hand.  “I’m sorry if my reaction was negative.  I would love for you to move here.”  She paused a moment and then briefly looked over her shoulder at Sabrina.  Rachel smiled that mischievous smile he had come to love.  She stood on her toes and whispered in his ear.  “I hope to get you to break Rule #4.”

Paul pulled back and looked at her, a frown on his face.  He didn’t have a rule four.  “What is Rule #4?”

“Relationships are only temporary,” she said saucily as she walked back into the house.

Paul grinned.  Okay, maybe he had read her right.  They appeared to be on the same page now.
My Thoughts:

I had the chance to read all three of these books. They are more sweet than spicy but compelling none the less.

 The first book focuses on Steven and Anna. They meet in an accidental way and Steven is taken by her instantly. Anna is quite guarded though and really puts him through the ringer even though he doesn't deserve it.

In the second book, Andrew, Steven's best friend and Victoria, Steven's free spirited and fun sister find themselves having feelings for each other. Andrew has political aspirations and Tori doesn't fit into the role of a typical politician's wife. 

The last book was my least favorite though I really don't know why. I think maybe because I was expecting it to star Mitch, Steven and Victoria's brother.

Rachel, one of Anna and Victoria's friends, is the leading lady and Paul is the Hero.

All three of these books offer a small town setting which I am a sucker for. 

The characters are realistic and endearing. You see them again in the next book which is also a bonus in my eyes.

You will find sweet romance and some form of problem in each book. The pace was steady and the they were each quickly read.

My favorite book was Victoria's because I just LOVE her friendliness. :-)

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought these books were pleasant.

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  1. Thank you for hosting. I really appreciate it!

    1. thank you a lot for coming to see us, we do appreciate to have the author visiting. Brenda recommendation is worth a lot so i'm sure your books will get on a lot of TBR pile and wishlist.

      for my part i'm glad your book will be available in print ( if goodreads is right)as i can't read digital.

      Please don't hesitate to alert us when you have other releases or news we would be happy to spread the words

    2. Thank you, Miki. Yes, my books are available in print from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I have made them as inexpensive as possible but there is a minimum amount the sites will sell them for. As a thank you for your good wishes, I would be happy to send you a print copy of the first book. Please contact me via my website http://www.blblair.com/contact.html.

    3. THANK YOU!!! i would be really delighted thank you
      i will contact you right away

  2. Thanks for the post and excerpt. I will try these books.

  3. oh sweet stories, good recommendation from you and blurb catching my interest on teh list then^^

  4. They sound sweet and endearing. Sometimes I like the softer romances and these sound good. :)

  5. Thanks to everyone who stopped by! And especially to Brenda for hosting this stop.