Speaking of Love (Perfect Kisses, #2)
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Speech teacher and successful matchmaker Mackenzie Simms decides to find a woman for her friend, handsome newspaper tycoon Rick Duffy. Though they’ve been each other’s go-to dates for the past month, Mac and Rick couldn't be more different: she is outspoken, sarcastic, and completely loathes his privileged lifestyle. He's laid-back, unassuming, and seems comfortable at an...more
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Published February 11th 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Bliss) (first published February 10th 2013)
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Ginger
This is a great read. Witty, romantic and fun. Love Rick and all his sexiness and really enjoyed the time they spent at the cabin before Brandy showed up. Mac's voice is honest in a way we can all identify with, especially as well all have had doubts at the beginning of a relationship.

Great #2 Bliss book, cannot wait for Book 3! I love the Bliss line because it still gives me romance but without all the nasty details. My imagination can do all the work on it's own!

Ophelia London is becoming a f...more
K.M. Galvin
Well I can honestly say there wasn't anything I didn't like about this book. Ophelia London has a big fan on her hands. Let me just start by asking what has happened to contemporary romance? I mean, if the main characters aren't whipping each other and tying each other to beds, they are dealing with horrifying pasts and all other heavy shit. I'm not saying that I don't enjoy that from time to time, I'm just saying it's getting harder and harder to find a book that is just good, clean fun. I had...more
Kadbury(Young Readers)
So currently I've been on a bit of a romance binge and this one fell under my radar. So far Falling For Her Fiance has been my favorite romance novel by this publisher but this comes a close second.
3.5 stars

The main characters are pretend dating.Both of them barely open up about their personal life and Mackenzie can no longer stand going to any more upper charity functions.So she decides to fix up her friend Rick with someone who can actually stand going to the functions and maybe even date him...more
Amy R
This book was such a fun read! I reviewed it for Fresh Fiction, but wanted to let GR members know they won't be disappointed with this one. Very fun!

4.5 Stars
CL (www.loveisastateofmind.net)
A wonderful contemporary romance. The sexual tension between Mac and Rick sizzled and they were both likeable characters in their own right.
Rachel T
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http://thereadingcafe.com/speaking-of-love-by-ophelia-london-a-review/


4 out of 5 for this reader folks!

Simple formula for this read! Almost lovers, friends, lovers! You know, the kind of relationship that is made to last!

Speaking of Love was another wonderful SWEET love story by Ophelia London. It is the second book of her Perfect Kisses series and it certainly did not let me down! I have discovered that Ophelia London has a great style. This is the third book of her...more
Jennifer K Jovus
What I liked:
The interaction with Mac and Rick was – frustrating, loving, hot, and timid – all those words that feel like falling in love.

Most romance books are over the top with the perfect guy doing the perfect thing - something I have never experienced or witnessed. (You know the ones that exist only in romance novels.) Ophelia London keeps her characters flawed, realistic, relatable and lovable they are people you could easily be friends with, cheer for and adore. It’s what makes Speaking o...more
Trini
HEAs always make me happy!!

I’m always glad and relieved when two wonderful characters find their happily ever after!
Rick is a journalist who has taken ownership of The Franklin Standard (a local paper) per his grandfather’s dying wishes. He comes from a very wealthy family with deep roots in the city of Franklin but that hasn’t fazed his personality. He is a realistic down to earth person with simple expectations.
Mackinze is a speak/debate high school teacher who is not afraid to voice her opi...more
Amy
I read and finished Speaking of Love the day it came out. My house went to shambles and my husband brought home dinner. I just couldn't put it down.

Speaking of Love follows a new storyline of Mackenzie, the best friend of Tess from Playing at Love.

Mac is a high school teacher who isn't interested in a relationship with anyone. Rick is a wealthy newspaper owner who is happy to be set up with Mac's super hot cousin. So, what happens when they plan a weekend away with the super hot cousin and Mac'...more
Nancy
I fell in love with this book before I even got past the first page! Rick is such a dream, and Mac is so full of energy, I couldn’t help but love them both right away! Ophelia does a great job letting us see into each of their perspectives, and both are easy to relate to and understand where they are coming from. From Rick’s wealthy family background to Mac’s blue-collar—I could see how that might draw a line between them, yet I was still rooting for them to fall in love the whole time! I couldn...more
Jen
If you liked Playing at Love, you will love Speaking of Love! Ophelia London once again delivers characters who are incredibly likeable and relateable, with undeniable chemistry. But the best thing about Speaking of Love is that it had me laughing out loud!
Brendon
I LOVED this book! I was such a fun read! Mac and Rick are such likable characters, each in their own way, and I was rooting for them the whole time. This book made me laugh and left a big smile on my face. I can't wait to see more from Ophelia London!
Chahrazad
A nice light read!
Shirley Frances
3.75 stars

Mackenzie and Rick have an non-dating arrangement to be each other's 'date' at public functions. Although their chemistry is very palpable Mac is determined to stay away from Rick because of what she thinks he represents. She has convinced herself that Rick must be like his family and their acquaintances even though she has seen for herself that he is a down-to-earth, good man.

Rick has been attracted to Mac since the moment they met and although he knows that they'll be good together h...more
Cocktails and Books
Ophelia London does it again with this fun and light friends to lovers romance. Mackenzie and Rick are great friends. Mackenzie is a school teacher bitter and done with relationships. Rick is a wealthy newspaper owner who is laid back and ready for just about anything. So when Mackenzie arranges a double friendly date getaway to introduce Rick to her gorgeous cousin, things should go smoothly. Or should they? When Mackenzie and Rick see one another with someone else, jealously flies to the foref...more
Karen
This is a really cute opposites attract story. Mac (short for Mackenzie) is attracted to Rick but is sure her blue color/activist lifestyle won't mesh with his high society/business one. She tends to get herself and Rick into trouble every time she goes with him to a public function. Not to mention she has a serious grudge against Rick's dad, a ruthless buisnessman.

Mac decides that while Rick's a good catch, he's just not right for her and it's better if they stay good friends so she fixes him u...more
Rachel
This is the second of the Perfect Kisses series and my favourite of the three. I loved the humour in this book. Mac and Rick had me cracking up more than once. Like all the Ophelia London books I have read so far, once I started I didn't want to stop. Cue book being read in one sitting.

Mac and Rick are super fun to read. The chemistry between them is so strong and watching them fight it is both comical and endearing. Both characters are fantastic, I want both of them to be real and in my life....more
Jena
Speaking of Love is one of those stories that.you immediately love and show you that sometimes what you're looking for is right in front of you. Plus how can you not love a completely endearing romance with a happily ever after?

I love how there's much more than just sex for Rick and Mac. They each are fighting for something other than each other. Both of them have issues that they are working through. But, overall they both just need each other. Once we got to "weekend getaway", I just loved how...more
Yazmin
Speaking of Love by Ophelia London is a sweet and fun read.

Mackenzie Simms has decided to find a woman for her friend Rick. She has been attending social event with him for a while now as his non-date, but she is never comfortable in those events. Her solution, to match him up with her cousin, she would be a better match for those events.

Rick Duffy knows that Mac is not comfortable in the events he has to attend as owner of the newspaper. But he can only make himself stay there long enough when...more
Heather
Mac and Rick start out as each others' plus ones for various affairs. They only know each other superficially but there is a definite spark between the two. A spark that Mac does her best to ignore as she wants no part of any relationship, but especially one with a Duffy. After an unfortunate confrontation at an event, and to distance herself from her attraction to Rick, Mac decides to replace herself as his plus one with her cousin. Throw in a double-date weekend gone horribly awry, lots of mis...more
Julianne
Another fun read from Ms. London. It is light and enjoyable albeit predictable. The tension between Mac and Rick was well written and you get some good payout in the end.
Amanda
I absolutely loved this book! I smiled so much while reading it. I read it straight through I couldn't put it down!
MsRomanticReads

Mac and Rick have known each other for six months, meeting through mutual friends. They have physical chemistry, but he knows next to nothing about her. She won’t open up, and he won’t push for answers. They’ve only shared one kiss, but it had happened during a time when it could have affected both of their reputations, so they both agreed to pretend it had never happened. Rick has a crush on her, but they’ve never really dated. Mac is attracted to Rick, but his family ties is a major deal break...more
Hsiau Wei
This book tells the story Mackenzie or “Mac” and Rick. Meet each other six months and they came into an arrangement whereby each will accompany the other in attending functions organized by Mac’s school or Rick’s company. This arrangement went smoothly for awhile until a night when they shared their first kiss. That kiss make Mac realizes that she is at the verge of falling in love with Rick, something that she cannot risk it. Hence, she decided to pair Rick off with her cousin, Brandy and organ...more
Samantha Janning
I received a copy of Speaking of Love by Ophelia London in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a part of the Perfect Kisses series, which I have not read any previous books. If I had, I might have enjoyed this better. The story is basically of Mac and Rick knowing they belong together but all the hoops they must jump through. I know a lot of romance and chick lit books have an obvious couple, but so many are fun to read about their journey and some can even really leave readers guessing....more
Saye
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Sade
**Copy kindly provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Entangled Publishing is one of my favorite book publishers, especially the Brazen and Indulgence brand.

Speaking of Love is the first Bliss book I've read. Although it was sweet love story, I just had a really hard time connecting to it. Perhaps if I had read the first Perfect Kisses book, maybe I would have enjoyed it more. I kept waiting for something epic to happen, for there to be any type of conflict, or cl...more
Iyad
This is a free and easy romance read. the wrong assumptions they got themselves into can be a little annoying but maybe in real life we sometimes do chose to assume the bad at first right?
Rick is just that kind of guy. Cant figure out if a girl likes her or not, a little unsure, a little of this and that but when he's around Emma, he does and says things that I are charming. Same sentiment with Mac. The chemistry is natural and the flirting is harmless but ones youd swoon over.
Overall, just a no...more
Englishrose
I felt that though this book had some fun scenes, it was missing a real strength to its plot. I found myself a little annoyed at both main characters for their immaturity, seeing little legitimacy in what was keeping them apart. Their romance was a little borderline in its intensity on the page. The few side characters were shallow and barely there, just enough to foil the main characters when needed. Overall it was a predictable romp with some hot and heavy kissing and not too much else.

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Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously thr...more
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