I started reading the sample of this book and right away downloaded the full novel. Hours later my eyes were burning because I didn’t want to sleep. II started reading the sample of this book and right away downloaded the full novel. Hours later my eyes were burning because I didn’t want to sleep. I just had to continue reading.
Wrong is a romantic comedy that kept me laughing. There are so many gems in this story. For instance, imagine the man you’ve been crushing on, who every Tuesday comes into the coffee shop where you work, ends up being your gynecologist. Even worse, while he’s giving you a pelvic exam, you have an orgasm. Awkward. LOL.
Then there’s the scene when Sophie meets his family for Thanksgiving. Dinner is awkward and his parents (especially Mommy Dearest) are terrible.
Throughout the story, Sophie’s thoughts kept me cracking up, and I love, love her friend Everly’s irreverent sense of humor and stalker tendencies. One of my favorite quotes from Everly is “That guy has no business being a gynecologist. It’s not fair to women.”
This is the author’s first novel, and at the end she hinted there will be a book about Everly. I certainly hope so. That’s one twisted chick, and I have no doubt the story of her relationship with the professor will be just as funny, if not more so.
I have to admit that I couldn’t really understand what a stinking rich doctor would want with a college student, but the author made it work. In between all the laughs, there were some very spicy erotic sex scenes, and the good doctor has quite the potty mouth (You've been warned!).
For a sexy story with lots of laughs, definitely pick up a copy of Wrong! ...more
Elle Wright did a great job with this friends with benefits story. Of course it doesn’t work because both Cali and Red have feelings for each other –Elle Wright did a great job with this friends with benefits story. Of course it doesn’t work because both Cali and Red have feelings for each other – feelings that are deeper than just scratching a sexual itch. What I liked about this couple is their support of each other, especially Red. He was there to be a shoulder to cry on for Cali, even when they agreed they would no longer hook up and go back to being friends. (That agreement lasted all of two seconds.)
Rounding out the story are the couples' friends and family, and I really fell in love with Red's adorable daughter. From the first sexy encounter, it’s obvious Cali and Red belonged together. Elle Wright weaves an angst-ridden story with smoking hot love scenes that will make you keep reading until the perfectly sweet conclusion. ...more
This is my first time reading a romance novel where the hero is in a wheelchair. Cullars did a good job of showing the connection between the hero andThis is my first time reading a romance novel where the hero is in a wheelchair. Cullars did a good job of showing the connection between the hero and heroine, even though when they originally met, there was a lot of animosity on the part of Zack because he didn’t want to be in Maya’s art class.
His disability didn’t keep them from having an intimate relationship, but his physical limitations and the PTSD affected his attitude. Maya had her work cut out for her, tearing down his defensive walls. Great story if you’re looking for one with an atypical hero. ...more
I so enjoyed this story. Romantic comedies are hard to come by, and even harder to come by if you’re looking for ones with people of color. Nikki WintI so enjoyed this story. Romantic comedies are hard to come by, and even harder to come by if you’re looking for ones with people of color. Nikki Winter does a great job of filling that need. This is a second chance romance, funny with laugh out loud moments, thanks to the sarcastic wit of the characters, including the hero and heroine’s adorable daughter. But there were heartwarming moments, too, like when you learn about the hero, Ashleigh’s tough past with his abusive father, and when you see just how much McKenzie, the heroine, means to him.
Oddly enough, I felt kinda sorry for McKenzie’s fiance, Michael, because of his insecurities and he was clearly not up to handling competition from the sexy hero. At first I thought he got dissed unfairly. But then he put his foot in his mouth, and my sympathy went out the window.
If you’re looking for a funny read with smoking hot sex scenes, check this one out. ...more
Baby Love is actually two love stories in one. We get to see Trent, a single, 6 foot 7 bachelor fall in love withSuch a cute story! Where do I begin?
Baby Love is actually two love stories in one. We get to see Trent, a single, 6 foot 7 bachelor fall in love with an adorable baby named London. And, we also get to see him and Brandi, an attractive entrepreneur, fall in love with each other. From the moment they meet in the grocery store line, there’s an attraction. I have no idea what games she and her friends were going to play at the bachelorette party, but based on the items in her cart, it was going to be quite a party! Lol.
Although Trent is attracted to her, he doesn’t pursue her right away because he’s preoccupied with issues stemming from his father’s wandering genitals. In fact, his father’s disloyalty to his mother had a profound effect on him, and the latest scandal makes him want even more to steer clear of being a promiscuous man because he doesn’t want any “little Trents” to come along. Those are prophetic thoughts because that’s exactly what happens—although the “little Trent” that comes along is female and cute and even though he doesn’t want her in the beginning, she ends up stealing his heart.
I loved watching the relationship between Brandi and Trent grow. They became very comfortable with each other and their banter was cute and made me smile. Watching Trent’s relationship evolve with little London was also adorable, and I knew the minute he truly loved her, even though he didn’t know whether or not she was his daughter.
There were some laugh out loud moments, including a short scene with the wannabe nanny, Hashtag Pheonix. Yes, Hashtag. You have to read it to find out what that was about, but she was a hot mess. I’m still giggling over her behavior.
I impatiently waited for this novel about Dorian and Raven to drop, and when it did, I was so glad. I’m happy to report that Ms. Howard didn’t disappoI impatiently waited for this novel about Dorian and Raven to drop, and when it did, I was so glad. I’m happy to report that Ms. Howard didn’t disappoint. This couple was cute and funny and the sex between them was sensual and sweet. You could almost feel the emotions as well as the lust. That one scene against the wall...wow.
The thing that I enjoyed in this novel is what I’ve enjoyed in Howard’s other books—the fact that you take the journey with the couple and watch them grow closer, sort out their issues (personal and external), and fall in love. No drama. Just real relationship “stuff.” And they were absolutely perfect together. ...more
This is a my second book by Marchande, and I see a pattern - she clearly likes writing about billionaires, as all her books seem to have the word in tThis is a my second book by Marchande, and I see a pattern - she clearly likes writing about billionaires, as all her books seem to have the word in the title. This one was similar to the first in that the heroine works for the hero and he calls her into his office for a special project. In this case, he reveals that he's secretly a bestselling romance author. LOL. The odd plotline actually caused me to purchase the book.
There were a few times when the story felt like it dragged a bit in the middle and towards the end, and some of the sex scenes probably could have been cut. But the interaction between the hero/heroine was oftentimes very funny, as they both possessed a snarky, acerbic sense of humor. Another interesting tidbit is that the heroine is a full-figured woman, a frequent occurrence in romance nowadays.
Considering I read this book a couple of years ago, this review is long overdue. I’m not even sure how I overlooked writing it. I was an emotional wreConsidering I read this book a couple of years ago, this review is long overdue. I’m not even sure how I overlooked writing it. I was an emotional wreck after reading Commitment, but what can I say? That’s one of the reasons why I love this author’s work, and novels like this are the reason I love romance. No matter what bad things happen during the course of the story or in the characters’ lives, it’s nice to get to the end and realize that they can face the future together, leaning on one another. And their world will be better because of it.
The story of Riley and Shawn was the novel that confirmed my faith in Nia Forrester as a writer and placed her firmly on my list of favorites. But it took me a while to pick up Commitment and give it a chance because it’s over 500 pages. Trust me, though, you’d never know it. When I was finished, it felt as if I had only been reading for a couple of hours. I was so engrossed in the story and so vested in the lives of Riley, Shawn, and their friends, that even afterward I was thinking about the main couple and their life together – as if they’re real people!
I’m not going to give a summary of the story because there are plenty of other reviews that provide more detail. I just wanted to add my compliments and say while it’s hard to explain how Nia’s work can capture your interest and move you, I can say with all honesty that no one else writes like her. She’s in a class by herself. ...more
So, Jacinta Howard is two for two. I love her writing voice. She’s skilled at sucking you into a story, and after this one I’m looking forward to whatSo, Jacinta Howard is two for two. I love her writing voice. She’s skilled at sucking you into a story, and after this one I’m looking forward to whatever else she writes. Despite the fact that these are young people, they’re very mature because of their life’s experiences, and I actually enjoyed Happiness in Jersey more than I did her first book – Better Than Okay. I didn’t even think that was possible.
This is another story about young love (Jacinta has me being all cougar-ish, falling in love with these perfect, twenty-something heroes of hers). Jersey plays in a college band, and Zay is related to one of the band members and joins the band, too. These two are perfect together, but it takes some time for Jersey to accept this is the man for her. But have no fear, Zay is persistent!
There’s a cast of secondary characters that I enjoyed and whose stories I want told ASAP, romance, and enough of a painful past to make the reader empathize with the hero and heroine and root for them to come out on top. Kudos for great storytelling!
Wow, I can’t believe this is Jacinta Howard’s first novel. You ever think you’re going to just check out a book and then get dragged into the story? TWow, I can’t believe this is Jacinta Howard’s first novel. You ever think you’re going to just check out a book and then get dragged into the story? That’s what happened when I read the sample of Better Than Okay. Stephen King said, “Strive to make the reader forget they’re reading a story,” and she accomplished that. Once I started reading, I was all in.
This follows the friends-to-lovers theme, and I fell in love with this couple. Even though we only had the POV of the heroine, I didn’t feel cheated. The story is about Destiny Michaels and quote “her oldest, best friend,” Brian Jace. We get to see them interact as friends, such as texting each other song lyrics and having to guess the song it’s from. But being best friends is not what Brian wants. He wants more, and slowly Destiny grows to accept her feelings for him, too.
But during the course of the story, an unthinkable tragedy strikes Destiny, and what does Brian do? He hangs in there. Steady as a rock. Seriously, the man has the patience of Job, because it certainly wasn’t easy for Destiny or Brian. I liked the way the author handled the situation, and I like the slow progression of the two of them coming together.
Better Than Okay is romantic, sexy without being tawdry, sweet, and even humorous in some parts (compliments of Destiny’s snark and cousin Dorian). I really, really enjoyed this story, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance and stories about young love. ...more
I was a little leery about reading this book because of it’s length, but it was a fast read which I gobbled in only two days. It’s a combination betweI was a little leery about reading this book because of it’s length, but it was a fast read which I gobbled in only two days. It’s a combination between an interracial romance and a suspense—but outside of the categories, it’s simply good writing. The pacing was excellent, the twists, turns, and reveals kept me glued to the pages, and I read the entire thing with a heavy weight in the pit of my stomach because I was so nervous about the outcome. Like I said, good writing.
The story is about Libby, her husband Jack, and his dead wife, Eve. Although Eve is dead, she has a prominent role in the story after Libby discovers her diaries, and it’s obvious Jack cared deeply for her and perhaps even still loves her.
Toss in Eve’s death under “suspicious” circumstances and a suspicious cop out to get her man, and you’ll be turning pages quickly to discover what in the world happened to Eve and whether or not the accident Libby experienced was really an accident after all.
My sister and I had recently discussed the evils of poverty and how much crime could be eliminated once the desperation that results from poverty disappears. Enter this story, with it’s sad storyline about Eve and the decisions she made to survive. So much happens to this young woman, and then to finally find her knight in shining armor—Jack—and to have her HEA destroyed because of her past was heartwrenching.
This was such great storytelling, that I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Koomson. And although I was sad for Eve, I was happy with the ending. ...more
Good book. Interesting storyline and nice sexual tension between the hero/heroine. My only wish is that the author had shared the hero's POV. I was cuGood book. Interesting storyline and nice sexual tension between the hero/heroine. My only wish is that the author had shared the hero's POV. I was curious about his thoughts a few times. His sister was awesome. ...more