Since I've been on a little bit of a blogging hiatus, I was reluctant to take on any more ARCs for fear of not being able to fulfill the commitment of them. I like to be able to post reviews on release day or at least during release week. When Roni Loren tweeted that Wanderlust was available as a Read Now option on NetGalley, I kinda jumped at the opportunity and signed myself up for this book. I started reading and as soon as the sexy stunt mentioned in the synopsis happened, I was hooked AND reeled in.
Aubrey is a journalist and it's up to her to score an interview with Lex Logan of the band Wanderlust. He's not too keen on having her along, or having to answer any of her questions, so he tries to throw her off her game and get her to drop the story. It's not as easy as he thought... but seducing her is definitely fun.
While the chemistry and the heat between Aubrey and Lex were, ahem, freaking spectacular, there was way more to the story than only romance and sexy moments. Aubrey faced a tragedy in her teenage years (losing her sister in a car accident caused by her), and because she doesn't want to upset her family, she chose to do the safer things in life. But the choices she made to appease them weren't the ones she wanted, and being around Lex is causing her to realize what else there could be, what else she could be.
All in all, Wanderlust had me flipping pages almost faster than I was reading. And even though I guessed a little twist early on in the story, I was still immersed in Aubrey and Lex and their world and loving every minute of it. The sexytimes were hella sexy, my heartstrings were tugged at a few times, and I spent the entire epilogue in swoon-mode. There's no way I wouldn't recommend this to everyone I know who loves stories about sexy rock stars and characters finding their way.
My love for the Uniformly Hot SEALs series knows no bounds. Before A SEAL's Touch, I had read five other books in the series (A SEAL's Fantasy is on my favorites shelf) and given them all five star ratings (because Tawny Weber is THAT good). This installment was pretty great, too! It was a great friends to lovers story, and Cat and Taylor were exceptional. Their friendship was amazing, and their chemistry was wowsa. So sensual and real. It just goes to show how great the author is if she can continually give us one supremely hot, sexy, and spectacular story after another in this series. I can't wait to dive into another one soon!
There's a reason the Harlequin Blaze line is my favorite. It's mostly the steam (because whoa nelly, talk about steam!), but it's also the storylines of perfection that accompany it. I read One Breathless Night by Jo Leigh, which was so freaking amazing I had to get my hands on One Sizzling Night no matter what. And this book didn't disappoint.
Kensey is a determined woman who will stop at nothing to prove the innocence of her father, no matter the danger. Then Logan comes into the picture and proves to be quite the distraction in all his sweet and sexiness. When some of her secrets get discovered, Logan gets involved in her covert plan. Will they be able to find out the truth together?
One Sizzling Night had both romance and intrigue, which was a great combination. I loved the side story and how it tied in with the feelings that were developing between Kensey and Logan. I'm super excited to see what else Jo Leigh has in store in the future!
I'm absolutely loving these SEAL books by Anne Marsh! It takes place in the same spot as Teasing Her SEAL--a resort called Fantasy Island. Maddie is the wedding photographer and she may have taken some pictures that Mason needs to get his hands on to protect the mission. The thing is, Maddie doesn't know Mason is undercover as the chef at the resort. When the two of them succumb to the temptation, it's only going to be a matter of time before the truth comes out. Will the two of them be able to work together to make things right again?
Pleasing her SEAL is a hot and steamy read. Maddie and Mason have a great chemistry between them. Maddie is a strong woman, and Mason is a sweet man. I loved the pairing. And I loved the way the story progressed, how much Mason cared about Maddie and hated to be keeping secrets from her while on his mission. Another great story from Anne Marsh!
Ember Casey has always been a favorite of mine ever since she released her first book. I've picked up practically every book since and have yet to come across one that I didn't enjoy. This book is one I've been eagerly anticipating since The Secret to Seduction, and it didn't disappoint!
Ashlyn and Dante used to be together three years ago, but when they meet again after all this time, it brings back all those memories. Dante doesn't want Ashlyn to disappear from her life again, so he goes out of his way to explain everything that happened from the past to the present. They've both changed over the years, but Ashlyn is reluctant to allow Dante back in her life. If she does, she's opening herself up to a lot more than just a relationship. Since he's a celebrity, and a well-known one at that, dating would shine the spotlight on both of them. Are they willing to try again despite the obstacles that could be ahead?
The Sweet Taste of Sin is a sinfully sexy second chance romance. I loved how Ember incorporated the cake design into the story (from her personal experience). There was something about that aspect that added so much more to the story for me. The romance between Ashlyn and Dante was scorching AND adorable. I'm really looking forward to the next book in The Fontaines series!
The first two books in the Anderson Brothers series were great. Book one, Sleeping With The Boss, was my first Marissa Clarke book, and one of my very first Entangled Lovestruck books. I'll never forget how exciting it was to read. And now that I've read the third book, I'm pleased to announce I have a new favorite in the series!
Genny isn't your usual heroine--she's blind and has been for awhile. She's decided to complete some items on a bucket list, including kissing a total stranger. When she accidentally kisses Chance, a childhood friend who abandoned and hurt her years ago, old feelings resurface, along with an opportunity. He promises to help Genny mark off everything on the bucket list, despite the fact that his helping her could get him into trouble. Chance promised her brother he would stay away from her...but things are different now. Is there a chance that they can move beyond their past and step into a beautiful future?
Chance of a Lifetime was a spectacular story. Not only was it unique, but it was so full of heart, there were times I couldn't stop clutching mine and wanting to tear up. Chance lived his life with Genny in mind--he never forgot her--and it showed in every single thing he's ever done. I loved to see them both get a second chance together, to find out the truth about the past, and to experience life in a whole new way. Bravo, Marissa Clarke, for creating such a beautiful story.
This story was so... freaking... good. I fell in love with Holly and Roth from the very beginning. They're best friends and neighbors, but they find themselves in a quandary where they need to stop people from trying to set them up with others. So they come to an agreement to go places together so that it seems like there's something more. They think they can keep this arrangement under wraps, keep it casual, but then they find themselves kissing one night. Since they're such great friends, how could a little bit of fun cause any problems? Only it does. And it leads Holly and Roth to where they need to figure out what the future holds for them and what they're willing to risk to get what they truly want.
A Friendly Arrangement is a lovely story. It was impossible not to notice the chemistry between Holly and Roth--how it was always just below the surface. Also, their friendship felt so grand to me, which made the transition from friends to lovers all the more enjoyable, not to mention natural. I am absolutely interested in reading more by Christine Warner!
The Lessons is a surprisingly captivating story that had me hooked more than I thought I would be. Natalie and Ryan have a connection, not to mention chemistry that is off the charts. Their relationship is of a different nature than the usual kind you find in a contemporary romance, but I loved the unique nature and how the two of them interact with each other in and out of the bedroom. There was something inherently sweet about the pairing of Natalie and Ryan, so much so that I didn't want the story to end. And when it did end, it felt very satisfying. All in all, the story was full of all the swoons and all the heartwarming love you could want. I'm very intrigued now to see what else Elizabeth Brown has in store for the next book in the Off Limits series, The Rules!
When I read the synopsis to this book, I knew I had to read it because it would start out with a bang...figuratively and literally. I was hanging on the edge of my seat in the moments after the supply closet, wondering what would happen next for Chelsea and Rafe. When Chelsea finds out her boyfriend is a total douche, she quits and escapes. Rafe doesn't discover this until after he officially starts doing business with the company. He follows her for purely professional reasons, but those end up going out the window once they're together with their eyes wide open.
Compromising Her Position was a steamy batch of romance. I loved watching it all play out, from the mistaken identity that caused cringes to the continued romance that caused swooning. Rafe and Chelsea fit together and I enjoyed the journey they take. Samanthe Beck is one I'll definitely come back to, and any following books in the series.
I've read two of Joya Ryan's books, Chasing Mr. Wrong and Rules of Seduction, both Entangled Brazen books, and I adored them both so much. It's reached the point where I want to read every last one of her books all at once. So this one definitely made the list of top priority...and I was not wrong in making it a priority.
Chloe and Gage are "if I'm in town, let's hook up" friends with benefits. They've been doing this for awhile, and every time they're together it's spectacular. But this time is different: Gage wants more. Chloe immediately panics because what they had was exactly what she wanted and she doesn't want anything to change. Thus begins the battle between Gage and Chloe--she's trying to seduce him back into her bed, while he's trying to convince her to join him for dinner. Their game takes them where they never expected their relationship to go, but are they prepared for where it leads them?
Tell Me You Need Me is a wonderfully steamy story full of heart. Gage and Chloe have chemistry that is seriously ridiculous, and the physical flowed into the emotional flawlessly. Joya Ryan is a complete master at the fine art of romance and heroes with seduction techniques that make you swoon. Amazing book from the Search and Seduce series!
After reading and loving The Hookup Hoax, I knew I had to check out more by Heather Thurmeier. The premise of this one caught my eye, and once I started reading, I was enveloped in the world. Tessa left her hometown of Cutter's Creek for the big city and now that she's back for vacation, she couldn't be less pleased. She meets Logan in an unfortunate way, causing her to have an instant dislike toward him. After being forced to be in close quarters, there's an undeniable spark between them. Since she's lying about having a boyfriend in the city, it keeps Logan from chasing her. That is, until he finds out there is no boyfriend. But their romance is going to be short-lived because Tessa wants nothing to do with her hometown, while Logan is loving this place. Where can they go from here?
The Hometown Hoax was a lovely small town romance. I could completely empathize with Tessa's feelings toward her hometown and the gossip chain associated with it. And on the other hand, I could see why Logan completely fell for the sweet town. Their relationship was nice to watch unfold--how they had more in common than they initially thought and how their romance secretly developed. All in all, another great story from Heather Thurmeier!
When I heard that Brooklyn Skye was going to have a Brazen novel out from Entangled, I was so excited. I enjoyed the first novel of hers that I picked up, Just One Reason, so I was anxious to see what she had in store for this book.
Laurel and Micah don't completely hit it off when they first meet. He's not willing to accept help, and he certainly doesn't want to say why. Somehow she manages to convince him to let her nanny his daughter, Shae. Over the course of this job, Laurel and Micah get to know each other, albeit reluctantly on his end. He has his reasons, and they're absolutely legitimate, but they're still in their way. When they act on their underlying desires, it's only a matter of time before they have to put all their cards on the table to make it any further.
A Moment of Weakness was a steamy ride! I enjoyed how everything played out from start to finish. I'll have to say that Micah's attitude left little to be desired at first, but I warmed up to him as time went on. The romance between him and Laurel was amazing, and the way Laurel and Shae got along was perfection. Can't wait for the next story in the Boston Alibi series!
I enjoyed Regina Kyle's Triple Time, the second book in The Art of Seduction series, so I knew the third book would be right up my alley. As soon as Ivy and Cade stepped on the page, I was all in. She's helping out a photographer by taking pictures of Cade for a calendar. They've been friends for years, but there's an extreme attraction on both sides and they use that to their advantage. He's trying to keep a girl who's been following him around from bothering him, so Ivy says she'll come with him to make it seem like he's taken. After an unfortunate accident, Cade ends up with a broken leg and stays with Ivy while he recovers. Their chemistry is bumped up even higher and there's no telling where it could lead.
Triple Dare was such a sweet and sexy story! I'm always a fan of friends becoming more than friends, and heroines who own who they are, and this story had both. Cade was so super swoonworthy, I wanted to snuggle with him. All that talk of him cuddling a kitten and then saving one just makes me fall for him even more. An absolute must read for those who love steamy romances with sweet heroes and strong heroines!
Hot stepbrother? Check. Stranded in a snowstorm with said hot stepbrother? Double check. This combination could be lethal. And you know how much of a sucker I am for snowed-in stories. Sierra and Bentley have an obvious attraction, and when they're placed in this situation, it intensifies... very much so. They act on this attraction, but what will happen when they come out on the other side?
Stranded with my Stepbrother is a very hot story. It's not heavy on any drama, save for the fact that Sierra and Bentley are stepbrother and stepsister. It would have been nice if there was more, like maybe a teensy bit of conflict to make it a little bit longer. Otherwise it's a quick, lighthearted romp with quite the dose of steam from Madison Collins!
LOVED. It was such perfection--sultry and seductive and sweet.
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It's no secret that I adore every single Sawyer Bennett novel I pick up, but there are some times when you pick up a new one and it completely takes you by surprise. You're drawn into the world, swept up in the romance, and extraordinarily pleased when you reach the end.
This was one of those times.
Leary is representing someone she knows on a case that means everything to her. She'll stop at nothing to win, including throwing Reeve off his game. In her attempt to distract him, she finds herself distracted. They fall into an enemies-with-benefits sort of relationship (HOLY HOTNESS), one that neither of them wants to end. But there's still the fact that they're on opposite sides of an important case. Feelings develop while emotions are high. Leary and Reeve have everything to gain and everything to lose. And in this trial, there will be only one winner.
Friction was perfection--sultry, seductive, and sweet. My favorite aspect of the story was that their passion fueled secret relationship turns into something more real. Usually you don't see that happen until the end of a story, so it was nice to see Leary and Reeve admit it to each other instead of hiding it. If you're on the lookout for an extremely sexy book with a romance that will warm you to the core, this story is what you need.
These What Happens in Vegas stories are the best! I picked this one up after enjoying Sarah Ballance's Five Things I Love About You and expected another cute story. What I got was so much more!
Ellie went to Vegas with one man in mind, book cover model Willie Focker, and ends up finding Jax, Willie's bodyguard, instead. There's something so enchanting about Jax and Ellie. Neither one of them was expecting the other, and yet, there they were in the right place at the right time. Ellie and Jax get to know each other over the course of her trip, falling into a lust and bacon filled haze that can only happen in Vegas. Just when it seems like they might be on the same page, Jax falters. You know deep down how he must truly feel, but something is holding him back.
Gambling on the Bodyguard is no gamble--it's a win! Sarah Ballance brought us a sweet story with a lot more depth than I anticipated. This book grabbed my attention from the very start. I mean, it's funny, sexy, romantic... it was already a recommendation in my book before I was halfway through it.
Such a unique story! Caitlyn volunteered to surrogate for her sister and brother-in-law, but in the middle of her pregnancy, they're in a plane crash and believed to be dead. This leaves Caitlyn to raise the triplets on her own...that is, until Antonio shows up. He's alive, but with precious little memory of the past. Caitlyn helps him along with what has happened, including the three children he didn't realize he had. They work together to take care of the kids while Antonio tries to make sense of his past. He realizes Caitlyn needs to be there for his children since she knows them. What neither one of them counted on was the attraction. For Caitlyn, she's always wanted Antonio, but now that he's feeling something for her, who knows where this will go.
Triplets Under the Tree is a heartwarming story. It's touching the way everything played out for Caitlyn and Antonio. The amnesia aspect was well done. The secret from Antonio's past was definitely not what I expected, and I wasn't too fond of it, or the way Caitlyn reacted to it, but the rest of the story more than made up for it in the end for me. Another worthwhile read from Kat Cantrell!
After discovering Stefanie London from the first Behind the Bar novel, The Rules According to Gracie, I can't stop myself from standing by with grabby hands for the next book. When I found out about the second book in the series AND that it was going to feature a fake relationship (that trope is like chocolate to me), I knew I needed it straight away!
I was charmed by both Libby and Paul from the very start. They have their own goals--hers is to get her product off the ground and his is to get his family to stop bugging him about getting married. Although they claim their fake relationship is all for show, their chemistry charges in to tell them otherwise. While I adored the romance (because it was a HECK of a hot romance), I think what I loved most was the unwavering support they had for each other. They both had their strengths and weaknesses, and each of them knew how to bring out the best in the other. Which is what made the romance more than just a fling for show.
Pretend It's Love was a delightfully endearing love story! I seriously couldn't stop loving Libby and Paul. The growth in the characters was believable, and their interactions super sweet. Paul's insistence on the nickname he gave Libby (Tiger) was both funny and lovely. Can I have more Stefanie London books NOW, please and thank you very much?
I had a super fun time reading the first book in the Elite PR series, Caught, that I was anxiously awaiting book number two by Clare James. The first book had a race car driver, and this one had a country singer. Melody is put in charge of Aaron to get his career on track. The two of them have trouble getting along in the beginning, but after some unfortunate setbacks, they find themselves understanding each other better... and then crossing the line into some quite steamy moments. Once Melody is finished with her assignment, will she and Aaron continue their relationship?
Played is a lovely book, full of romance and heat. Melody and Aaron may have had a lot to learn, but they were great together. One of my favorite aspects to the book was the relationship Aaron had with his brother, Graham. It was beyond the sweetest thing ever, and made me fall more in love with Aaron. Cannot wait for the next book!
I read Delicious Temptation, the first book in the Delicious Desires series by Sabrina Sol, and absolutely enjoyed it. I was happy to see Daisy was going to be getting her story. And what a story! Daisy doesn't really like Brandon, but when she needs him to kiss her to show she's moved on from an ex, it starts a domino effect that leads them into trouble. Their "relationship" is broadcast on the tabloids and everyone believes they're getting married, even though they're not. But once that idea gets into Brandon's head, he decides it would be a smart choice. His mother, Lorena, needs treatment and the only way she'll come see him and get it is to meet his "fiancée". Daisy understands what's at stake, so she goes along with it. The desire to kiss and more keeps coming into play, leaving them with no other choice but to give into temptation. What will it lead to when their fake engagement has to end?
Delicious Complication was a sweet romantic tale. There were complications as the title implies, but Daisy and Brandon make their way through. I enjoyed seeing their relationship play out, and watch as they get intertwined with each other's families. Brandon's mother was amazing, I want to just hug her tightly. All in all, another great story from Sabrina Sol!
Another sweetie of a story from Noelle Adams! In this continuation of the Beaufort Brides series, the story centers on Rose. She's a nanny for two adorable girls, Jill and Julie, who are the daughters of James. After his fiancee proves herself to be less than likable, the engagement is off. He and Rose talk, and he finds himself seeing Rose in a new light. Given the circumstances, he can't give in to that temptation no matter how strong the pull is. But since his former fiancee doesn't seem to get the picture about their engagement being over, James and Rose pretend to be engaged. It doesn't take long for them to realize how much they want something fake to actually be real.
Substitute Bride is quite charming! I loved watching the romance unfold between James and Rose. It was sensual and sweet at the same time. And his daughters are absolutely the cutest--I wish I could just hug them both for real. It was also great to see and hear about characters from the first book again. Noelle Adams does it again as usual. Can't wait for the next story in the series!
When I first picked this book up, it didn't take long for me to start rooting for Mia and Chris. They're fighting an attraction thanks to their work connection, not to mention Mia has a boyfriend. But it's there, and as unattainable as it seems, they are curious. After Mia's boyfriend proves himself to be a complete jerk, Chris wants to make sure she's okay. Their friendship turns into something more, but there's danger for both of them if they're not careful. Will they be able to come out on the other side unscathed?
Nothing Ventured is a spectacular mix of romance and unexpected suspense. I loved how the story didn't just turn out perfect right away. There were twists and turns and surprising moments (like the incident on the basketball court) and it really added to the story. This is the second book Kristen Luciani's Venture series and I can't wait to get to the first book, Unlikely Venture.
AH! I loved these two books. It was amazing how they connected together and were so super sweet.
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When I first glanced at this pretty, I didn't realize it was two stories in one. It was actually a very welcome surprise in my opinion. The two stories parallel each other, and they couldn't be more amazing!
In Kimberly Van Meter's Ignited, we have Alexis and Layton. She isn't supposed to be in the house when he accidentally climbs into bed with her. When her best friend and her brother leave them alone and they end up being snowed in together, they start to get to know each other, as friends and something much more. Alexis and Layton have this adorable charm together, and I loved watching their romance blossom.
In Liz Talley's Where There's Smoke, we have Emma and Erik (Alexis's best friend and brother). They head off in the snow and end up getting in an accident. After being unable to contact anyone on their phones, they go into an abandoned cabin not far from there for shelter, warmth, and food. For years Emma and Erik have had feelings for each other, and now that they're stuck together alone, they finally have the chance to see if they can have more.
Both books in A Wrong Bed Christmas were great! I loved how they happened alongside each other and that you could just feel yourself in the story. I'm so glad I had the chance to read these two stories!
I started reading this book almost immediately after I got approved even though it wasn't releasing for a few weeks. I already love Jen McLaughlin's books (the ones written as Diane Alberts), so I knew I would enjoy this. It was literally impossible to stop reading!
There's a lot to the story on this one. Jackson and Lily have a past, one where the two of them were separated because of a kiss. Years later they meet again and Lily, because of her kindness, offers Jackson a place to stay while he's in town. Not exactly the smartest idea considering her father would be extremely upset to discover he's living with her, but she doesn't care. Close quarters lead to temptation beyond what they can bear. But nothing can come out of a sordid affair like theirs. Not when she's supposed to be getting married to save her father's company. Stepbrother and stepsister caught? No, that can't happen. There's too much on the line. The heart wants what the heart wants, though. Is it possible for Jackson and Lily to find a way?
Bad Romance is a very satisfying forbidden romance. The banter between Jackson and Lily was supurb in every way, and you know how much I LOVE banter. Not only that, but it was extremely sexy and requires a fan while you're reading it. Phew! Jen McLaughlin brings it with this stepbrother novel.
Oh my god, LOVE! Joya Ryan is quickly making it to the top of the list of favorite authors. Ryder gets set up on a blind date and ends up meeting Whitney instead. They hit it off fast, the desire radiating off them to the point where they have their moment together in a supply closet. They don't expect to see each other again, but when they run into each other and Whitney discovers she's working with Ryder's sister, well, they can't avoid each other now. Ryder doesn't want to indulge in anything that could damage his professional reputation, so he makes a point to not get involved with Whitney. But the temptation to overpowers his sense of reason, and the two of them keep falling together until they have to decide what they truly want in life.
Chasing Mr. Wrong is such a deep and sweet story. Whitney's passion for life makes you want to really live. The relationship between Whitney and Ryder is supremely amazing with off the charts chemistry. They bring out what's best in each other, and I love that. This is book four in the Chasing Love series and it makes me want to go back to the first book and start reading immediately because it's just that good!
Ah, the best friend's sister trope. A classic, and always a very amusing read. After my adoration for Hold Me Until Midnight, I knew the next book in the Grayson Brothers series would be up my alley. Cooper and Paris have known each other since they were kids. Of course, they're both all grown up now, and even though they claim their relationship is like brother and sister, it really isn't. Not by a long shot. Their desire is burning deep and after they have to escape from paparazzi, they're all alone... and that desire is too strong to deny. Even though he's supposed to just be her bodyguard, there seems to be so much more between them. After their time is up, what will happen next?
Hold Me Until Morning was sultry and sweet. I love a good childhood friends story, especially when there's that whole underlying "don't want to upset the best friend" thing happening. Paris and Cooper have great chemistry, really making it believable that they could have a future. Christina Phillips has me hooked on this series and I can't wait for more!
The first two books in the Out of Uniform series were AMAZING, so I couldn't wait to see what happened next. Alexis appears earlier in the series, and we learn about how she's unable to have children. This is what leads her to traveling. Luke is sent by Ryan to make sure that Alexis stays safe. He's supposed to just watch from a distance, but when she realizes he's following her, it leads them to actually meeting. They get a drink and then one thing leads to another... Luke knows he crossed a line and if Ryan knew what happened, he'd get his butt whooped. But he decides to stick with Alexis, keep her safe while she travels to where she needs to go. Before they know it, they're falling deep and the one secret Alexis doesn't know about why Luke is really there could shatter what they have.
His Lover to Protect is a great continuation to the series. I enjoyed how honest the story is with Alexis facing the fact that she'll never be able to have children and how it affects her because of her family. Also how much Luke cares even though following her was originally just a job. Katee Robert has done it again, and I couldn't have asked for anything better.
After reading the glorious hotness of Wicked Fall, I had to get my hands on the beauty that is Wicked Lust. There was a little tease of it after the first book, and it got me intrigued and pining for book number two. We're right back at The Wicked Horse all over again, except this time it's Cain's story. He notices Sloane and they begin a short-term affair. And oh my goodness, get out your fan because you're going to need it for these scenes, let me tell you. Wowsa. Cain and Sloane put together generates a lot of heat.
Both of them are hiding huge secrets, though. Cain participates in fantasies at The Wicked Horse. He promised Sloane that as long as they're together (however long that may be), that he'd never be with anyone else. And Sloane has been lying about why she's even there, and the secrets she's trying to uncover about The Wicked Horse. When the truth comes out, where will they stand?
Wicked Lust is a steamy and wicked hot ride. I thoroughly enjoyed the pairing of Cain and Sloane--it was perfection. Their relationship through the whole story played out better than I could've imagined. And according to the little snippet after, we'll be getting Rand's story in book number three, Wicked Need. Can't wait for more sexy-goodness from the brilliant imagination of Sawyer Bennett!
After finding out who this book was going to be about, I got all grabby hands. When I met both Lena and Elliot, I really wanted to see what was next for them. And that's in general, I wasn't anticipating the possibility of it being with each other! The two of them are together thanks to the wedding of Lena's brother and Elliot's twin sister. Lena and Elliot have a few run-ins and soon their sexual tension reaches a breaking point. Of course, perfect match that they are, complications ensue with family. Lena isn't sure if Elliot will be good when it comes to raising children, and Elliot's family doesn't trust his intentions. Are they willing to make their relationship happen despite the obstacles?
Kissing Her Crazy was completely insanely adorable. I absolutely loved the romance between Lena and Elliot--it was like they were made for each other. And the way that Elliot interacts with her son, Tyler... oh my god it was the cutest freaking thing ever. Kira Archer will definitely get more reads from me, and I'm especially excited to hear there's going to be another book in the Crazy Love series!
This book was so completely heartwarming and hilarious at the same time! I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked it up, I was just glad to be reading something new by Andrea Laurence. Maddie and Emmett are enemies. They're both battling with each other over their businesses--his keeps her up at night when she needs to be sleeping and she keeps calling the cops on him for noise. Everything reaches a head when they're both forced into community service. The close quarters causes them to really get to know each other and actually work together for once. Their banter turns friendly, leading them to something more that neither of them anticipated.
Stirring Up Trouble was one of those novels that takes you by surprise with its ability to give you exactly what you need. Humor, heart, banter, love... it's the perfect enemies to lovers combination! I laughed so much reading the book (I mean, Penis Picasso? I wish I thought of that!) and it just kept getting better. This is the third book in the Rosewood series and let me tell you something, people: I must (MUST) read the rest of the series as soon as I can. I have Feeding the Fire lined up as one of my next non-review books because this book was just that good. Can't wait to revisit this town and all the people!