Falling for the CEO is a sweet, romantic story about a smart and clumsy woman falling for her boss. Meredith is naturally beautiful but she hides her...moreFalling for the CEO is a sweet, romantic story about a smart and clumsy woman falling for her boss. Meredith is naturally beautiful but she hides her looks behind unattractive glasses, frumpy clothes and a severe hairstyle. Andrew, her boss, has always thought that there was more to Meredith underneath the frumpiness but because he’s her boss, he wouldn’t cross that line. When Andrew asks Meredith to accompany him to an event, he realizes that he was right about there being more to Meredith than meets the eye.
I really liked Meredith and Andrew a lot. We learn a little about Meredith’s past and she didn’t have it easy. She’s not used to having anything for herself. Andrew is sweet and sexy and a gentleman. He realizes that Meredith deserves so much more than what she asks for.
The story ends with a Happy For Now. Meredith is smart, awkward, clumsy and completely likable. Andrew is a sexy, sweet and giving person. These two work well together and I really enjoyed their story.(less)
Coop, Mac and Jag are friends who are tired of the single life. During a round of beers, they start talking about the one that got away. This sparks a...moreCoop, Mac and Jag are friends who are tired of the single life. During a round of beers, they start talking about the one that got away. This sparks an idea. The three friends, who own a dude ranch, decide to bring the women they left slip through their fingers to the ranch to woo them and figure out of they are truly The One.
Coop was best friends with Mari throughout high school. Mari has a twin sister, Julia, who Coop crushed on but didn’t want to cross the line by dating his best friend’s sister. Plus Coop thought that Julia hated him because whenever he was around, she was never nice to him. Julia has always been in her sister’s shadow. Mari is the beautiful outgoing twin while Julia is the quiet, studious one. Julia secretly crushed on Coop but he was with her sister so she knew nothing could ever happen between them. When she gets a letter from a secret admirer inviting her for a week-long vacation at a dude ranch, Julia hesitates and then decides to go. When she arrives and sees Coop, she realizes a mistake has been made. The invite was meant for her sister. Coop’s intention was to invite Mari but when he sees Julia, he realizes that he finally has a chance to give in to his feelings.
I am so glad that this story didn’t do the typical ‘twin switching places’ trope. I would have been really pissed. I enjoyed the story a lot. It’s very sexy. Coop and Julia re-connect and Coop is really into Julia but Julia has hangups about not being the twin that Coop wants. Coop is very convincing of who he wants which leads to some very hot love scenes. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and see how things work out for Mac and Jag. I like reading a story about men who wonder about the one they let get away.(less)
Brent has the filthiest mouth and I love it! The Queen of Dirty Talking Heroes continues her reign. I loved Brent and Hayden's story. There's a thin l...moreBrent has the filthiest mouth and I love it! The Queen of Dirty Talking Heroes continues her reign. I loved Brent and Hayden's story. There's a thin line between love and hate and that is true for this couple. Preconceived notions about each other keeps Brent and Hayden throwing verbal jabs at each other. But they finally give into the attraction albeit reluctantly.
Read this book in one sitting. Absolutely loved it. Ruby and Troy as well as Daniel and Story make many appearances in this one. And that reminded me why I didn't like Story's book that much. She's still kinda annoying.
There is one thing that bothered me regarding Story and Ruby. I've noticed more and more in series romances that when the heroines/heroes from previous books make appearances with their S.O. all in love and crap, they totally bail on the current single friend! That goes against friendship code! Ruby and Story does this. Story does it a lot. And runs her mouth to Daniel. Tells him every damn thing. I mean, duh, Girl Code please! You have girlfriends for this. You don't tell your man every damn thing. Give your friends some privacy. It annoyed me.
Any way, that didn't take away from the book. Loved it lots! Felt that the epilogue was not needed. I was more than satisfied with the HFN ending. (less)
Flaunt is Entangled Publishing’s new sexy, novella imprint. Sometimes a novella is all you need so I jumped at the chance to review a few of the new r...moreFlaunt is Entangled Publishing’s new sexy, novella imprint. Sometimes a novella is all you need so I jumped at the chance to review a few of the new releases.
Beth Roberts hasn’t had any kind of a love life. When her husband died 4 years ago she focused on her career and raising her son. Now that her son, Drew, is heading off to college, Beth realizes that her life will be empty once Drew is gone. She hasn’t been in a relationship since her husband and doesn’t necessarily want to be in a relationship but she does miss the touch of a man.
Dr. Gabriel North is every woman’s wet dream. Handsome, sexy, successful, Gabe is a great catch. But Gabe is still filled with guilt about his wife’s death. He’s not looking for a relationship. But when he sets his eyes on Beth at his friend’s wedding reception, he realizes that he wouldn’t mind participating in some bed aerobics. Gabe and Beth are gun-shy about relationships but the attraction between them is strong. They agree to a one-night stand but will one night be enough?
I liked that the characters are older and established. They both have their own careers; Beth is a nurse and Gabe is a doctor. I have to say that figuring out Beth’s age was confusing. I’m assuming her son is 17/18 since he’s getting ready to graduate. Beth’s husband was older than her but not more than a year. Beth got pregnant while in college. But in the beginning of the story, Beth’s age was mentioned as her being 33. So that means she had her son when she was 16. It’s feasible that she could be a freshman in college at the age of 16 but the numbers not adding up bothered me especially when Beth kept talking about her son leaving the nest. Anyway…
Playing Doctor was a quick sexy read. I like Gabe and Beth. There were no games to be played. They were both upfront about what they were looking for. The ending is a Happy For Now which works for me. Gabe and Beth didn’t spend enough time together for there to be any declarations of love.(less)
This one is a 'maybe' because Tara was annoying in book 2 and I do not like reading books where the heroine is under the age of 25. I think in book 2...moreThis one is a 'maybe' because Tara was annoying in book 2 and I do not like reading books where the heroine is under the age of 25. I think in book 2 she was 21 or 22. Unless Tara gets a personality transplant (i.e. grow the eff up) and the story starts 3-5 years after book 2 ended, I will be on the fence until I read some reviews. Going by the synopsis, it sounds like this one picks up right where book 2 left off.(less)
Not happy with Lainie's choice but overall a good story. The jealousy between Kyle And Hank was realistically portrayed. I knew there was no way they'...moreNot happy with Lainie's choice but overall a good story. The jealousy between Kyle And Hank was realistically portrayed. I knew there was no way they'd be happy sharing her. I'll definitely read/listen to the rest of this series but I'm in no rush.(less)