Tangerine Street: The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

November 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

Tangerine Street: The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. MooreThe Mariposa Hotel
Author: Heather B. Moore, Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson
Series: Tangerine Street #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Pages: 265
Date: November 9, 2015
Publisher: Mirror Press

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts.

The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town.

In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever…

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About Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore

Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore.

About Julie Wright

Julie Wright wrote her first book when she was fifteen. Since then, she’s written sixteen novels and co-authored three. Julie won the Whitney award for best romance in 2010 with her novel Cross My Heart, and the Crown Heart award for The Fortune Café. She loves writing, reading, traveling, hiking, playing with her kids, and watching her husband make dinner.

About Melanie Jacobson

Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. A former English teacher, Melanie writes contemporary romantic comedies.

2 responses to “Tangerine Street: The Mariposa Hotel by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, and Heather B. Moore

  1. The Ghost of 913
    Mari, a hotel maid working to pay college tuition and studying criminology, notices the tiniest details and is intrigued by the “ghost” who barely leaves a trace in his room. U.S. marshal Grant is involved with witness protection and feels he can’t share details about his work with Mari which sets the scene for misunderstanding as they instantly connect but his job eventually gets in the way.

    My favorite story of the three, I loved the dimension to each of the characters. Mari and Grant both have deeper struggles they are working to overcome and find healing in their relationship with each other. I also appreciated that they took a week or two to get to know each other before diving into a romance.

    Butterfly Kisses
    Ridley, acclaimed photographer who subs as concierge while in town shooting a surf competition meets Brooke, a plastic surgeon trying to recruit doctors to join her on a charity trip to repair cleft palates. Both make assumptions about the other based on stereotypes without getting the whole story, but end up falling for each other as they entertain what was supposed to be just a fling.

    This story seemed a little more “surface” to me as Brooke and Ridley flirted with each other despite the stereotypes they each disdained about the other. They did share some pretty romantic moments, but there wasn’t a foundation of trust behind their initial relationship.

    Dreams Come True
    Regean is the hotel events manager handling a charity gala for Hollywood producer KC Woods with a demanding assistant, but when she meets Kevin in the lobby, accepts a date only to discover later he is one and the same. More mistaken assumptions complicate things but Reagan bravely gives him a second chance and helps him smooth out some family drama that followed him to the hotel.

    I liked the chemistry between Kevin and Reagan, even though it moved pretty quickly. There was a decent balance of physical attraction and appreciation of personality. The fact that Reagan stepped out of her comfort zone to embrace the romantic moments with Kevin made their relationship more special. The subplot of Kevin’s family drama rounded out the story nicely.

  2. MomIsReading

    This is part of the Tangerine Street Romances. It contains three novellas, all set at the Mariposa Hotel. An old wishing well, brought from a small town in Mexico is featured in each story. I loved the whole legend surrounding the well and the wishes made there.

    Ghost of 913…Mari, a maid at the hotel, is asked to clean room 913 for the duration of a guests stay. When she goes to the room, it is spotless, with very little evidence someone has even been there. She begins to think of the room’s occupant as her ghost.

    Mari is a strong, independent woman. I liked her personality. I also loved that she always referred to her ex-husband as “the bad decision,” never by name. Grant is such a great guy! I loved how he left little puzzles for Mari in the room. And that last scene!! So sweet!

    Butterfly Kisses…As a favor for a friend, Ridley fills in as concierge at the Mariposa. He finds a way to interact with Brooke, the girl he noticed earlier, through that role. He soon realizes that what starts out as a possible weekend, vacation relationship could be more.

    This was a cute romance with each making a lot of assumptions about the other. Brooke has such a big heart! And Ridley is so fun and definitely knows how to woo a woman. And of course, I loved Tom Hiddleston’s part in the story!

    Dreams Come True…Raegan is the events coordinator at the Mariposa. They have booked a charity gala that will have many Hollywood celebrities attending. After all, the charity was started by Hollywood producer KC Wood. When Raegan meets Kevin, a couple days before the gala, she is immediately intrigued, until she finds out he is KC Wood.

    This was another story showing that stereotypes and assumptions aren’t always correct. I also liked the examples of overcoming odds. And the romance was great!

    I really enjoyed all of the novellas! Definitely all sigh worthy! Each romance took place at the hotel, but each was unique. I had one issue with the collection. At the end of the first story, Mari no longer works at the hotel, but she’s in the next two stories working there. So, I guess the stories were taking place during the same time period? I’m really not sure. I like seeing characters I know in other stories, but from my perspective Mari didn’t work there anymore, so it was just weird. I loved the collection though, and would definitely recommend it!

    I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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