KU Sunday Spotlight by KUBR + OCA

Welcome back to the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, I have for you a second chance romance that is the perfect read for a lazy Sunday—a book that left me with a big ol’ smile on my face. Enjoy!


She was smoke again, and if I took my time, I could touch her, but if I rushed, she would scatter in the wind.

I wish you could’ve see the smile I had on my face as I read M Mabie’s Smoke and Mirrors. Such a warm, happy, feel good romance—one that was absolutely perfect for my lazy Sunday, snuggled on the couch with my puppies and a cup of tea.


The City Limits series is one I’ve enjoyed immensely. The tag line for book one, Roots and Wings, proclaimed it to be “Low on Drama. High on Love”, and though I think that has changed since in time since I read it, it still works—not just for that book, but for this entire series.

Honestly, these books are just so delta good. Simply pleasurable to read. And ridiculously easy to fall in love with. Aaron + Faith are perfect for each other, and I adored the effortless way they had, together and with Delaney. From their awkward, tension-laden meetings in the beginning, to the unfolding of a second chance that had been a long time coming, it was *makes unintelligible sigh-happy noise*, you know?

No, you don’t know, because I’m explaining myself terribly. It’s one of those read-it-and-see books—one that I can happily {and also a little forcefully recommend}, because it’s a no-brainer. It’s high on love and yes, mostly low on drama, too. But in a good way—the best way. The way that makes reading romance so rewarding.

Everything. Everything about Smoke and Mirrors was rewarding for me, a reader and reviewer who values lightness and joy and heat and happily ever afters. The only-in-fairytales love, the long-awaited first kiss, the sexy fireman who is ovary-explodingly good with precocious and adorable four year old girls.

The books, like this one, that give a reader the perfect reason to smile on a lazy day.

She wrecked me. Possessed me. I was blindsided.
She was the backdraft I never saw coming, and I was defenseless in her hands.

As of 01.28.2018, Smoke and Mirrors and the City Limits series are available with Kindle Unlimited.

About Beth Cranford | KUBR

Book Reviewer. Wife. Mother. Crazy Person. Australian.

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