Review: Willow Springs by Toni Blake

Posted July 12, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Willow Springs by Toni Blake
Willow Springs
by Toni Blake

3.5 Stars


Released: June 26, 2012
Series: Destiny #5
Published by Avon
Pages: 373
Format: ARC

Shy Amy Bright is the town matchmaker and has helped her friends on their path to romance, but at 34 years old it seems like it is a case of “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride”. But one drunken kiss with her best friend Logan Whitaker changes everything and Amy can’t stop thinking about him in a new, and thrilling way, could it be the man she is destined to love is also her best friend?This is the first book I have read of Toni Blake’s and I really enjoyed it! Although this is the fifth in the Destiny series you don’t actually need to read the previous four books to understand what is happening, although it would probably enrich the book as you would know all the side characters and perhaps Amy and Logan a bit better.

Amy and Logan had their good and bad points, Amy was a bit of a doormat and Logan seemed pretty oblivious to her feelings, not the greatest combination. And although I liked them both individually, as a couple I wasn’t really feeling the romantic connection, it still just seemed like they were friends.

But, although I wasn’t completely convinced by the romance, I did really like this book. The writing was great, the characters were all really well fleshed out, even the side characters I fely like I knew even though I haven’t read the other books.

However, one AWESOME aspect of the book was the name of Amy’s bookshop UNDER THE COVERS, what a fantastic name, it reminds me of a certain AMAZING blog LOL!

A great read and I will definitely be looking for more of Toni Blake’s books.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Toni Blake

Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a recipient of the Kentucky Women Writers Fellowship and a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and she's also had more than forty short stories and articles published. Toni lives with her husband in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, genealogy, crafts, and snow skiing.

Toni has also written under the name Toni Blair.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Landry Breaux

Thanks for the review, Suz. You’ve convinced me to check this books at!

Kathleen O
Kathleen O

I have read all of Toni Blakes books and I love her “Destiny” series.. I have Willow Springs on my tbr shelf and am looking forward to reading it..

Taryn @MySecretRomance
Taryn @MySecretRomance

This is a great review. I have all of these books but haven’t read them yet. I Toni’s other books so I’m sure I’ll love this series too.

Maria D.
Maria D.

Good review Suz! I love Toni Blakes’s books and in a strange coincidence just got this in the mail from my book club…lol