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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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:

TEASER

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

My Not So Wicked Boss

mynotThis Giveaway is closed. Congrats to Sarah B, Samantha, and Denise for winning a copy of this ebook. Hope you enjoy. 

Have you read any of Jennifer Peel’s books? Or all of them? Ha ha. If you read one, you might get addicted and have to read all. Just a warning. Her Not So Wicked series has been a super fun set of books to read. This latest one was so yummy. (Can you tell I’m hungry? I should probably go eat a cookie instead of talking about books, but priorities.) I have to share this one with you, because it was just fun-fun-fun.

MY REVIEW

My Not So Wicked Boss was fantastic. This forbidden celebrity romance features Aspen, who has been a man-hating side character in other books. She meets best-selling author Miles Wickham (who happens to be her favorite author ever), who goes by a pen name, and he asks her to quit her bank job and work for him as his nanny for the little boy he has “inherited” and as his personal assistant. Continue reading

Best Friends Fall in Love

newrel1Here’s another billionaire romance. Falling for Her Billionaire Best Friend. This one is by my friend from Idaho, Maria Hoagland. It goes with a series–the Billionaire Bachelor Cove–done by different authors, but each book can be read alone. If you read them all, you get a more wholistic picture of these group of neighbors, but it’s not necessary.

In this one, next-door neighbors, Ryland and Mary Alice, are the MC’s. They’ve known each other all their life, run in the same power circles, and their parents have been pushing them together forever, hoping that a romantic relationship will stick. But both are comfortable in their friendship and don’t feel the need to rock the boat, so to say, until they do. Here’s the blurb. Continue reading

The FriEND Zone

friend zoneHere’s another fantastic, fun read for summer! I love Sariah Wilson’s romances. They are both funny and swoony. You can’t ever go wrong with her books. Her newest release was star-worthy material. The characters, Logan Hunt and Jess, meet each other when he comes to play football for her father at a junior college in Washington after getting kicked off a superior college team in Texas for a bar brawl. The new coach has rules—#1 being stay away from girls, especially his daughter, Jess. When she is paired up with him to tutor him in math, sparks sizzle, but they must keep their relationship strictly in the friend zone. But when the sparks ignite into flames, will they be able to keep their feelings in check and keep her dad from discovering their forbidden romance?

I read this one in a day. It was captivating. The characters were fun, their inner demons great, but my favorite part was the last quarter of the book when Logan really grows and determines to be the man he knows he can be so he can respect himself. Love-loved seeing his courage to do what was right. The romance was swoon-worthy, and it was just a feel-good book with funny parts that made me laugh. I love how this author always writes fun, clean romances that still have sizzle.

And on the sizzling note, enjoy your 4th of July if you live in the good ole’ USA. Have a sizzling BBQ and sizzling fireworks, and if you need even more sizzle, grab a copy of this book! You won’t regret it.

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