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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Willow's Ridge by Gisèle L Grieves - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Gisèle L Grieves and her new book, “Willow’s Ridge,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Gisèle and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Willow's Ridge

by Gisèle L Grieves


GENRE:  Romance



Life as a young adult can be exciting. We seem braver and are willing to explore life, love, friendship and our sexuality. Ally is no exception.

Journey through Ally's life as she goes through trials and tribulations, love and happiness, fear and devastation. Just when life for Ally seems to be nearly perfect, one phone call changes everything.



It is the perfect place—just a little pub off the beaten path. But they have beer and whisky, and they have amazing burgers. Something that needs to be known about me is my love of food. I love to cook, and I love to eat. Thank God for my ADD, which makes me go nonstop and melts the pounds away as I enjoy my food.

We talk and laugh for a few more hours, enjoying each other’s company at the pub. It feels so easy, which is a little scary. I’m waiting for the weirdo to come out; no one can be this perfect.

After dinner, he drives me back to the park to get my car. I left it there when we decided to drive together to the pub. He is such a gentleman; he runs around the car insisting on opening my door. He takes my hand to help me out and walks me to my SUV.

I stand there, palms starting to sweat, unsure how this date will end. The silence is killing me. I want to know what he is thinking. Finally, he turns to me and reaches for my hand. He looks into my eyes, reaches behind me and pulls me into a passionate kiss. I am not expecting it, but oh, when those lips make contact with mine, my body catches fire. His kiss is passionate but so gentle. When he finally loosens his hold, I wrap my arms around his neck, stand on my tippy toes and pull him in for a more urgent kiss. I gently thrust my tongue into his mouth, tasting the ice cream he had for dessert. My body is aching for more. I want to see and feel more of him. His body tells me he also wants more. Even through his jean shorts, I can feel his hardness pulsing against my stomach.

He finally breaks away, almost gasping for air. He looks a little frazzled but is grinning from ear to ear.

“Ally, I want to see you again. I had an amazing time and would love the opportunity to wine and dine you properly.”

I am out of breath. Of course I want to see him again.

“I would love that,” I respond a little breathlessly.



Wow!!  First off, huge props to the author for including so many genres into one incredible book!!  This book was full of romance, friendship, mystery, suspense, tragedy, heartache, and so much more!!

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that had my emotions running all over the place!!  There were moments of happiness, sadness, tears, laughs, and screams of “are you kidding me!?” at the characters lol!!

Although, this book is quite an emotional read the author shows strong storytelling skills as she intricately and smoothly weaves the story together!!

I really enjoyed reading this book, as I was constantly on the edge of the couch awaiting what the author was going to throw at the characters next!!

Now, I also must admit, I might be a little bias, as the main character, Ally, and I share the same name lol!!  I love reading books where I am the main character lol!!  Okay, so it’s not technically about me, but when I was reading the book, it was me, lol.

The author did an excellent job at creating such strong, well-developed characters!!  The main and supporting characters were likable, relatable, and well described.  I felt like the author went out of her way to really breath life into these complex characters and make the reader really feel what the characters were experiencing!!

The writing style is fluid, smooth, and at a steady pace.

There are many twists and turns and unexpected moments that won’t see coming!!

The pages just flew right by as I was completely captivated and hanging on every word.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!!!  I think all romance readers and romance fans will like this book too!!!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!!!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations**



Gisèle was born in a small town in Northern Ontario and now resides in the most southern part of the province. She has been married for 16 years and has 4 wonderful children. Gisèle has had many careers over the years, ranging from truck driving and selling insurance, to working in schools and cattle ranching. No job has ever mattered more to her than being a mom. Gisèle started writing to give her something to do once her kids were in bed. She also has a vivid imagination, and writing gives her a way to get her thoughts out. What started out as a guilty pleasure has turned into is something much bigger. She is excited to share this second novel with her readers.











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  1. Gisèle ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy!! :)

  2. Willow's Ridge by Gisèle L Grieves sounds like an interesting and entertaining book.

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  3. I liked the excerpt, sounds like a good read.

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  5. Willow's Ridge sounds like an excellent read, Gisele and the cover is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a great day!

  6. The book sounds very interesting. Beautiful cover!

  7. Love the sound of this and the cover is beautiful