Blind Dates…& Disasters

feb1Another fun surprise from my February reading. I wasn’t expecting much from this one when I grabbed it off of Kindle Unlimited. The cover didn’t really mesmerize me or anything like that, but after reading it, I fell in love. Blind Dates, Bridesmaids & Other Disasters by Aspen Hadley was a super awesome piece of chick lit. A book I would definitely read again in the future.

Rachel has been out of the dating loop for years. After she broke off her engagement to James 7 years ago, she hasn’t had any heart left to put into finding someone else. James was perfect, but she’d been a scared 20-year-old who had run when her doubts got the better of her. But now, just as she agrees to go on 6 blind dates before her roommate (James’s sister) get married, James moves back into town. But Rachel knows there is no hope there, after slamming the door on his heart all those years ago.

As Rachel goes on her blind dates, disaster after disaster happens. It’s quite hilarious all the lame dates she endures (and the funniest is that they’re all based on real dates readers wrote in about to the author. Yikes!).  Rachel figures she deserves the disasters happening to her after breaking James’s heart all those years ago.

But things aren’t always as they seem, and maybe, just maybe, a happily ever after awaits Rachel…if she just keeps putting her heart out there.

I don’t want to give anything away, but this story was a gem. I couldn’t put it down once I started it. I loved every character, the main and the side ones. It made me laugh. It made me swoon. It made me cry. I highly recommend this story if you’re longing for a great romance to make your heart feel happy.

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27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend

feb3Here’s another February read. I vacationed in Northern California last week and finished several books when we relaxed each evening in our hotel room.

27 Ways to Find a Boyfriend was a super cute chick lit. Addison and Carter are the MCs and they are adorable. Carter works for Addison’s dad as a mechanic of classic cars. Addison works there too and has had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But her dad’s rule for all the guys who work for him is to leave his daughter alone…or they’re gone.

Carter has the chance of a life time to work on a celebrity’s fancy car restoration, but his growing feelings for Addison as she starts working on her list to get a guy threatens all his dreams. Yet, he can’t stand to sit by and watch her attract the wrong guys to her as she tries to act helpless.

This was a fun forbidden romance with lots of sizzle and witty dialogue that kept me turning the pages to get to the ending. It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited, so check it out if you need a good read.

Also, if you haven’t already joined, check out the giveaways on my Stuck on Love FB page. Most weeks I do a giveaway and there is a birthday drawing each month. Also, I’ll be hosting characters from my books on MCMondays on my FB author page. Get to know them a little better outside the pages of the books. See you there.

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The Dear Wife

dear wifeHere’s a book (or series) that everyone should read. Seriously. It’s amazing and I can’t say enough good about this book. It delves into a deep, hard subject–pornography and how it tears apart a marriage. Yet, it’s one of the best romances I’ve ever read. That’s talent!

The Dear Wife is the last in the More Than A Wife series by Jennifer Peel. It was a beautifully told tale of true love and what it takes to hold onto that precious gift. Avery and James have been side characters in the other 2 books, but this is their story. We’ve known they lost their ten-year-old daughter four years ago, and knew something was up between this wonderful couple…but we never knew what their issue was.

The poop hits the fan in this book though when Avery discovers texts on her husband’s phone to the bookkeeper at his business—intimate texts that should be to her, not another woman. She’s devastated, but determines not to keep her silence any longer about his pornography problem that has led to this ultimate betrayal.

They separate while she tries to find herself again, and James spirals into drinking and self-destruction. She loves the man she married, but doesn’t know where he’s gone. This tragically heartbreaking love story was a skillfully woven tale of betrayal, deepest love, hard work and sacrifice to become one again and earn trust back when it’s been shattered. I couldn’t put the book down once I started. I loved these characters so much and am in awe of what this author created…a masterpiece of the heart.

Get yours today HERE.

Did you have a great weekend? I just returned from a fabulous trip to Monterrey bay area in California. It was fantastic. First time to Northern CA, and I’m now a super-fan. 🙂 Saw some redwoods (had one even fall down about a minute up the trail from us–whew–that was slightly terrifying), saw sea lions, otters, and magnificent ocean and cypress trees. I’m in love with that rocky coastline. Hope your weekend was awesome as well.

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Too cute!

my fairAh! This set of  2 shorter novels was a gem. I like this author, but didn’t know if I’d like this set, since I’m not a fan of novellas. But I was drawn in and wowed by Rallison’s writing and this turned out to be one of my favorites…enough so that I am excited to blog about it.

The first story, My Fair Lacey, is a contemporary twist on the My Fair Lady story, with the educated man teaching the uneducated heroine to speak right so she can get a loan from the bank…and if he successfully achieves his goal, he will have his doctoral thesis done as well.

Characters are Garrett and Lacey. And they were super adorable. The author did a super good job, even though it’s a shorter novel, at pulling me in to love them both and enjoy every single page of this romance. Though I knew how it would end, I had fun all the way through and totally loved it. Bravo! Continue reading

Just a BOYfriend

nr5Sariah Wilson always writes super fun romances. Her latest, Just a BOYfriend, is no exception. Lots of twisty-twists and deep-seeded demons for the characters to overcome, a forbidden romance that drives the heart crazy, and awesome characters you can’t help but love.

In this book, Bash (Ian Sebastian) returns to town. His family is excited. Everyone that is except for Ember…who unfortunately became his step-sister when their parents eloped to Vegas after dating for a month.

What Ember and Bash never told anyone was that they were once-upon-a-time secret girlfriend/boyfriend in high school…before their parents met and caught them all up in their whirlwind. But Bash moved away after Ember told him she loved him, and she hasn’t seen him for three long years. Continue reading

Rules are Made to be Broken

Rules are made to be Broken FRONT COVER RGBThe second book in the Love Under Wraps series is out now (and I’m going to give away a copy, so leave a comment to enter)! Heart Thief by Taylor Dean came out last month. Now Mylissa Demeyere’s book is out–Rules are Made to be Broken. Isn’t this cover the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? I love it. And the inside is awesome too. This is another forbidden romance / second chance / friends to lovers story. Here is the synopsis:

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I’ve loved Will Henderson from the first day I laid eyes on him. But I made a solemn promise that same day. I would never, ever date Will Henderson. 

For almost a decade,Charlotte Dubois has loved Will Henderson from afar, squelching her heart’s silent yearnings. But no way could she date her best friend Kelsey’s brother.Their whole friendship is based on one rule: No friend of Kelsey can ever date Will.Instead, Charlotte has watched him date and break more hearts than should be legal. Continue reading

Heart Thief

IMG-2248As promised, I will review Heart Thief today by Taylor Dean. I will also be giving away an ebook of this amazing book next week, so leave a comment. As I posted yesterday, Heart Thief is the first book in the Love Under Wraps series. It’s a forbidden romance with lots of heart-tugging, emotional tug-a-waring, and ultimate happy ending-ing. (I know that’s not grammatically kosher, but I’m going with it).

Taylor Dean is from Texas, and she’s pretty much the nicest person ever. When I was a newbie author with no idea how to do anything in the writing world, I reached out to her–a total stranger, but one who I admired greatly because of her writing style–and asked for some guidance. She went beyond the call of duty to mentor me, helping me gain confidence as a writer (which is hard in this world of haters). Now, I feel I can call her not only a helpful writing mentor, but a true friend. If we lived in the same state, we would be hanging out a TON. You can learn more about Taylor and all her awesome books on her website. Now, let’s get to her newest book: Continue reading