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Sunday, April 1, 2018

New Tricks by Kelly Moran - Important Message, Book Review and Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Zoe loves her job. She has a pet grooming business inside the veterinarian clinic run by her best friends. She loves working with the people she likes the most. However, life at home is difficult. Her mother has early onset dementia and caring for her is becoming increasingly difficult. Zoe is struggling, not only with her mother's illness, but also with her own future. She doesn't want to date anyone because of her baggage, but what if fate decides it's time for her to find love after all?

Drake is finally ready to face life again. Cancer took his wife from him and this shattered his heart. They were together since high school and Drake has never dated anyone else. His family thinks he's ready to start living again and Zoe, his late wife's best friend, seems to be the perfect candidate to help him with this. Zoe is a force to be reckoned with, she's a woman who keeps Drake on his toes. Is he ready for someone like that after years of quiet grief? Zoe is his friend and his rock, could there be more between them?

New Tricks is a moving romantic story. Both Zoe and Drake have been through a lot already. They're still young, but life has brought them plenty of sadness and difficulties. They're both kindhearted people who love fiercely and that is what makes them such a good match. There's plenty of chemistry, but there are also many obstacles. I was really curious to find out what would happen when they'd finally admit their feelings to each other and read their story in one sitting because of it.

Kelly Moran has a warm and vivid writing style. She effortlessly makes her stories come to life. I love how she describes the personalities of her main characters, people and pets. She knows them through and through and this makes me feel incredibly close to them. I like reading about their interesting quirks and fascinating flaws. It's the good and the bad together that is making her characters so endearing. She combines this with plenty of empathy, multiple layers and an emotional journey to find true love. New Tricks is a wonderful mesmerizing story.


If you love small town romance you should definitely read New Tricks. It's the third book in the Redwood Ridge series and even though it can be read as a standalone I'd advise you to start with the first and read the books in their correct order.

About Kelly Moran

Kelly Moran is a bestselling romance author of enchanting ever-afters. She is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers' Choice Finalist, Holt Medallion Finalist, and an Award of Excellence Finalist through RWA, plus she's landed on the 10 Best Reads & Must Read lists by USA TODAY's HEA. 

Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself. Her interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

Visit her website for up-to-date book news and where to follow.

Important message

Kelly Moran's husband unexpectedly passed away recently. He was the loving dad of their three sons. Friends have started several initiatives to help out the family. You can contribute by spreading the word and share these links. It also would be great if you could promote Kelly's books as much as possible.

YouCaring | Floozies of Romance

Free book

If you sign up for Kelly Moran's newsletter you'll receive a free copy of The Dysfunctional Test.


One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive books by Kelly Moran worth $17, winner's choice.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. New Tricks sounds like a delightful story filled with humour, heartwarming moments, family, friendship and hot romance.

  2. My deepest condolences Kelly. Will be sharing the links for support. 💗

  3. sorry for your loss, it's hard, but you'll get there. This book looks great, love the cover xx

  4. For both local residents or visitors, movies in Denver, CO are not very difficult to come by. However, finding a theater where someone doesn't need to stand in line can be a different story... putlocker

  5. Love the captivating title and gorgeous cover. Great review and great to discover :-)

  6. Sounds good, thanks for the review and giveaway!

  7. So sorry for your loss :( Sounds like a great book!

  8. Death is a very hard thing to get through. Healing thoughts your way!

  9. Love books with pets, can't wait to read it.

  10. I hope Kelly and her family are bearing up during this hard time and that the publicity around her books helps bring in some money.

  11. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!