This was a super cute contemporary romance by Sariah Wilson. The gist of the story is this: Madison Huntington is desperate. She’s been disinherited by her rich and influential family because she has chosen to become a teacher, not the lawyer they demanded she be. Alone, without enough pennies to her name, she is seeking for an apartment close to the school where she will start teaching in the fall. Her aunt finds her an option to live with a man who travels a ton and needs a roommate to live with him for free, in exchange for some light housekeeping and dog sitting.
She jumps on the deal, especially when she sees her new roommate, Tyler, who is the most gorgeous man she’s ever met. But he has just one rule: no liking each other romantically. He’s been bitten by a roommate crushing on him in the past, and he refuses to go through that ordeal again. So with a white lie that she is in a serious relationship, Madison gets the position.
Cute chick lit by Becky Monson. I had the pleasure of meeting Becky at a writing conference a year or so ago, and she is a delightful and funny person that you can’t help but adore. Her wit and humor shine in her books. This new one by her — Just a Girl — kept me engaged the whole way through. Never a boring spot.
Quinn is the heroine. She’s a midday news anchor who’s life suddenly changes when she meets a sexy British guy while eating a powdered sugar doughnut. She starts choking, the guy helps her out, she has major “feels” for him, and ends up agreeing to a date later. That’s how she and Henry begin their relationship. She feels comfortable telling him everything—except for what her real job is. She doesn’t want him to Google her and find the viral videos of her letting loose with an F-bomb on public news, when someone scared the bejeebies out of her.
That leads to major problems when she walks into work, just after a perfect third date with Henry, to discover that he is her new boss. And now the story begins! Super fun, swoony forbidden romance that I loved with all my heart. I highly recommend you get yourself a copy of this one quick. You won’t regret it.
Learn more about Becky and her other books on her Amazon page.
Another great fantasy thriller by Brandon Sanderson that I couldn’t put down. In Elantris, Princess Serene sails from Teod to marry the prince of another country. But when she arrives, she discovers that the prince is dead, but her contract is valid and she is still technically married, even though her husband is gone from this world. When a gyorn arrives, a religious high leader for an enemy country’s religion, she determines to save her new kingdom from being toppled by his maneuverings.
So begins a fight for a kingdom’s soul, though the king is greedy and uncaring about his people.
I’ve loved this series by Sally Britton. This latest book features Lord Neil, who has been a real scoundrel side character in the past books. He is cut off and cast out by his father, the Marquess, to be taught a lesson. As he wanders about, coming to the conclusion that he has not a friend in the world to turn to for relief or housing, he runs into widower Teresa and her mom and daughter, who put him up for the night in their barn.
When he realizes they are in dire need of manly help to do tasks they know nothing about, he offers to do those chores in exchange for lodging in the barn for the foreseeable future, when hopefully his father will relent and let him back into his inheritance.
In the process, the two come to know each other and the “magic” happens. It’s a romance, right?
This was a fun one. I absolutely love-love redemption stories, and this was a super good one, since the character comes sooooo far. I was intrigued to read Neil’s story, since I kind of hated him in earlier books. But his story is touching. A well done conclusion to this series. I highly recommend you grab a copy to read today (it’s free if you have Kindle Unlimited).