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Perfect Kisses #2

Speaking of Love

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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 upper-class charity function. So why can't she stop thinking about him?

Rick knows he and the opinionated-though-adorable Mackenzie are better off as friends, so he agrees to the double-date getaway Mac plans at his family cabin. But seeing Mac cuddle up with her “friendly” date rankles Rick beyond reason, and Mac regrets her matchmaking scheme the minute she sees the way her beauty-queen cousin looks at Rick. Can Mac 'fess up to what's really in her heart, when speaking her mind puts everything at risk?

230 pages, ebook

First published February 10, 2013

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Ophelia London

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USA Today bestselling author 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. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of THE AMISH COWBOY'S HOMECOMING, book #2 in her Honey Brook series of Amish romances! As well as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances. Visit her at ophelialondon.com, but don’t call when she’s streaming The Walking Dead.

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Profile Image for K.M. Galvin.
Author 9 books86 followers
February 21, 2013
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 a dopey smile on my face the entire time I read this book. It is chick lit at its finest. The only conflict in the entire book is the just misunderstanding and miscommunication and I LOVED IT!!!

I wasn't in tears or having to watch hours of the Office to decompress from a book inspired depression. After reading this book, I hopped in my car, blared some Kelly Clarkson, and got a coffee. Just enjoyed being a girl and in love with a book. It infuses you with happiness. I have a hop in my step and if I don't watch myself, I might turn into a Disney princess and start singing to birds or some shit. We have forgotten what it's like to have a simple love story. If we're being honest with ourselves, our romances are not going to be like half the stuff out there in the literary world, but we could have this. And that's what's so refreshing. It really is like a breath of fresh air after inhaling smog for months.

Mac is hilarious and so honest. Rick is such a sweet guy but still has that grrr factor. Their chemistry is fantastic, the dialogue isn't contrived, the events are believable and the pacing was perfect. Holy crap, this one scene, involving a squirrel had me cracking up. I literally enjoyed this book and my experience reading it. I am riding high and loving it people! Keep an eye out for this author, seriously. I have to say, I am digging everything Entangled Publishing is putting out. They have their fingers on the pulse and they are nailing it. Keep it up!

To Ophelia- Please chain yourself to your computer and write, write, write. I'll send you provisions. That is all.

Go read and be happy! Click on the cover to see it's Goodreads page. I have to go listen to more Kelly now, adios!

If you are liking what I'm reviewing, check out my blog pagetrotter.blogspot.com!!!
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316 reviews
June 22, 2015
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 favorite author. I am looking forward to her release of "Abby Road" in March!!
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27 reviews36 followers
February 26, 2013
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 of Love believable and real. It’s what has set the Perfect Kisses series apart from all others.

In Speaking of Love, Mac is trying to make her town a better place. The little side stories in novels while not a huge part of the story, are the ones that keep me engrossed. Mac and Rick are good people trying to do the right thing by the town and each other. It’s admirable.

I liked that we also got to see characters from the first book in the Perfect Kisses series, Playing at Love. It was fun to revisit them and see how their relationship was progressing.

What I didn’t like:
Mac’s initial relationship with Rick bugged me. I really dislike the girl games you find in so many YA and Romance novels. You know where the girl wants something and expects everyone to read her mind? Initially I thought Mac was heading that way, but her saving grace is that she actually wasn't playing games. She was sincerely trying to save her heart from potential pain by falling for a guy she just couldn't be with. It was easy for me to forgive her and soon I found myself cheering for her.

PG. There is no sex but there are some steamy kissing scenes that weren't graphic. The kissing and emotion had me completely engulfed – what played out in my mind was more than what was written. So the book is rated PG, but I’m telling you – you’re going to love it!

In all honesty if you love romance but don’t like the romance that borders on erotica read Ophelia London’s Perfect Kisses series. They. Are. Awesome.

I give Speaking of Love 4 ½ skulls, only because Mac’s behavior at the beginning of the book irritated me enough I had to put the book in time out, otherwise it would be a 5 skull rating. Once Mac figured out how she felt about Rick I couldn't stop reading. I ended up staying up until 1 AM to finish it. Then first thing this morning I re-read the last chapter because it was just a feel good happy ending that left me smiling. Something I think the world could use more of, books like Speaking of Love, that make you feel good.

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520 reviews316 followers
March 1, 2013
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 for real.

There is a lot of chemistry between the characters and the book manages to keep you interested. I love the fact that Mackenzie is so passionate about her community and takes an active stand regarding things that matter to her. Rick is an individual that you love read about. The story is told from dual point of views and is great fun. What more can you want from a romance?

I haven't read the first book and I didn't even know this was part of a series till I checked Goodreads so it's safe to say that this book can be read as a stand alone.

This book leaves me wanting to read some more romance ASAP.
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586 reviews
March 7, 2013
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
Profile Image for Rachel T.
291 reviews34 followers
March 30, 2013


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 hers I have read, and she is brilliant at sarcastic, quick wit, amazing chemistry between her hero and heroine, including modern day references and just making me believe that love could really be this BEAUTIFUL!

Now .. let's get to some of the nitty gritty shall we??

We first met Mackenzie Simms (but you better call her Mac and most definantely not BABE, or she'll go postal all over you) in the first book of this series called Playing at Love. Mac is my kind of girl! By profession she is a speech/debate teacher at the local high school and by nature she is outspoken, for sure set in her ways, stubborn, very quick witted, matchmaker to her friends and REALLY REALLY easy to like. She fights for what she believes in and will go a million miles to help those she loves.

We also met Rick Duffy in Playing for Love. Rick is a reporter who actually owns the local paper. He is also a bit of an oxymoron (although it takes Mac forever to figure this out .. silly girl). Rick comes from a rich pompous family but he truely doesn't embrace the posh lifestyle that he was born into. While Rick loves a fancy car and suit, carries himself with much class and is well mannered, he can wear a fine pair of jeans and plaid shirt, drive an old four wheeler, and get dog slobbered with the best of them.

These two .. COMPLETE OPPOSITES! (Pssstt .. good thing we know that opposites tend to attract right?? LOL)

Mac and Rick tried the whole "let's get hot and heavy" when they first met and I think it may have gone well, until Mac found out that Rick came from money and is the son of the man who was responsible for essentially ruining Mac's parents marriage. Unfortunantley our speech professional cannot seem to find the words to tell Rick this small tidbit of information, so they each embrace the "friendship" aspect of their relationship instead and carry on.

I, at times got really frustrated with these two. I am such "spit it out and say what you mean" kind of personality that I found I rolled my eyes at some of their ignorance towards each other and jumping to negative assumptions right away. Now of course let's be honest here .. without any of that this book would not flowed nor had any build up. WINK!

Somehow through the maze of setting up her beauty queen cousin with Rick, fighting off an ape-man, constant heat filled banter, mutual attraction, truck catastrophe, snowstorm with serious sexy moments, squirrel fighting and a kick ass demonstration in a small town these two do finally figure it out!

A great read and I do strongly recommend you read the first book in this series as the characters are introduced and you get a good feel for their personalities and the intrigue of "where is this going"???? That being said, you can read this as a stand alone very comfortably.

I want to finish this review with a flirty moments between Mac and Rick.

"And anyways, there is still no better song for house cleaning than "I Want Your Sex."

"Really?" Rick turned to her again, one eyebrow lifted. "next time you come over to my house, I'll play it for you." The way he was smiling made Mac's heart hiccup. "My floors could use a good deep clean."

I have to try that .. LOL
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269 reviews41 followers
February 27, 2013
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 opinion and fight what she believes in. Mack is a beautiful, strong, independent woman who loves her family and donates her time to the local animal shelter. She is emotionally unavailable since her pass relationship didn’t end well but somehow Rick has slipped passed her defenses and into her heart.
Fighting her feelings and ignoring the obvious she finds herself in a difficult place not only because she is afraid to start a romantic relationship with anyone but because unbeknownst to Rick their fathers have a hateful history.
It wasn’t an easy journey for Rick and Mackenzie since she felt they didn’t have compatible lifestyles and he felt that Mack wasn’t interested. It’s experiencing the heartache, insecurity, and doubt of these characters that make them so relatable. I love stories like this since I feel like they give us all hope that even faced with difficult obstacles between love interests there is still a possible happy ending.
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802 reviews85 followers
August 10, 2016
You already know that I loved Playing at Love, the first book in the Perfect Kisses series by Ophelia London. I didn't love this one as much, but I really, really liked it. It was also sweet, fun, and oh so swoony. I loved the dynamic between Rick and Mac. Friends to more is one of my favorite tropes, and this book features that perfectly. If you're looking for a fast read that will leave a huge smile on your face, you have to pick up Speaking of Love by Ophelia London. You won't regret it.

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197 reviews2 followers
April 16, 2013
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's go to friend/date. Why are they jealous of each other's dates? What will happen? Read it and find out!

Ophelia did a great job following up on the first story line but introducing a new story all together. Tess and Jack take the supporting role this time around and we get to see why Mac and Rick are who they are. Mac's wit and Rick's surprisingly laid back "other side" made them loveable characters from the start.
29 reviews
February 11, 2013
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’t stop reading until they got their happily ever after!
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115 reviews
February 19, 2013
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!
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20 reviews6 followers
February 25, 2013
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!
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1,335 reviews26 followers
March 28, 2021
Speech teacher and successful matchmaker Mackenzie Simms decides to find a woman for her friend, handsome newspaper tycoon Rick Duffy. ~from the book description

Speech teacher? I was expecting the h to be a speech therapist; turns out she teaches a high school class in what I assume is Public Speaking or perhaps Debate. It’s not very clear, but what is clear is that the author is ignorant of the correct title and didn’t bother to do her research. The writing itself follows suit and comes off as amateurish.

I didn’t see any evidence of successful matchmaking either, but I could only stand to read up to Chapter Five, so I can’t be sure it’s not in there somewhere.

DNF at 19%.
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637 reviews19 followers
January 12, 2014
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. Even if it's just for the comic relief. The banter and wit between them is a highlight. Even when they are trying to be serious, some humour pops up and makes you love them more.

Mac and Rick have been non dating for weeks. If the one needs a date, the other jumps in and helps, also known as non date dates. But Mac decides this should stop and then sets up Rick with her cousin Brandy. This is all well and good till she starts to see the green eyed monster. As for Rick, he wants Mac. Full stop, he has since he met her. But as she has put up walls and also set him up with her cousin he goes along with it. At least he can have in his life in some capacity.

When a couples weekend is arranged, Mac and Rick get snowed in together before their dates arrive. The fun really starts then. How can they not become closer ? Snowed in, roaring fire, snow fights, sleeping in close proximity. It all leads to some hot moments and hilarity. But when their dates arrive, things get awkward. Very awkward.

Also running through the story is the fact that Rick's father is heading the charge to get rid of the park that the town loves. One that Mac is willing to right for. She hates Rick's father, justifiably so and to see her stand up to him is a highlight. Plus what Rick does for her is heartwarming.

Keep an eye out for the scene with the squirrel, it was one of my favourites. Oh who am I kidding, the whole book is my favourite as are Mac and Rick.

Throw in Mac's brother and sister who are hilarious, visits with Charlie from the next book, two cute and adorable dogs with perfect names, and some wonderful kids from Mac's class and you get a book that will keep you reading till you are done, make you fall in love with the characters and make you want to get you hands on the next book in the series.

Ophelia London has done it again. This is a series that I will be re-reading again and again, how can I not ? I love these characters as I think you might too.
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1,798 reviews111 followers
March 4, 2013
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 he can't help but question if Mac feels the same since she always keeps him at arm's length. He likes spending time with her and now that the last of their non-dates approaches he can't help but think that he should try for me. However, Mac sets him up with her cousin and Rick get the message that Mac wants nothing to do with him.

Rick and Mac's story was funny, sweet and very romantic. I loved the characters and it was a treat to get to know them throughout the story. Rick was handsome, charming and funny while Mac was both strong and vulnerable with insecurities and hesitations about how she felt about Rick.

The author, Ophelia London, did a great job of developing the characters and their emotions letting the reader get a real glimpse into their personalities. Their story flowed throughout the book in a way that really let me connect to them and care about the outcome of their relationship. I liked how they related as friends, but loved how adorable and loving they were as a couple. However, what I enjoyed the most were their interactions. Full of funny, flirtatious banter their dialogue was both insightful and entertaining.

Speaking of Love is an adorable friends-to-lovers story that will warm your heart. Although it is the second book in the Perfect Kisses series it can be read as a stand alone. However, as soon as you get a tiny glimpse into Tess and Jack's story you will want to read the previous book as well. I already have it on my TBR pile, since I enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

I received this title from Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
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1,406 reviews108 followers
February 21, 2013
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 up with her gorgeous cousin, Brooke. You guessed it - as soon as she does that she realizes she made a big mistake and wonders if it's too late to fix things.

Mac & Rick have a lot of almost moments only to be foiled by misunderstandings, fears and one sexy cousin with eyes only for Rick.

I do wish that the "other woman" wasn't Mac's cousin. That felt a little too close for me. I would have rather it been an acquaintance. Mac did set them up herself and it was handled quite tastefully so it definitely wasn't a deal breaker or anything, just kind of awkward. It also took a little while for me to warm up to Mac. She has good reason to be guarded but she was almost too defensive at first or maybe I was just so pro Rick right away (he's awesome!) I was in a rush for her to see the great guy right in front of her.

Speaking of Love is another title from Entangled Publishing's Bliss line. My blogger pal Andrea (The Bookish Babe) described this line perfectly in her recent review of another Bliss title; "more sweet than steam. I must say, once again, that Entangled Bliss books would make the most adorable Lifetime or Hallmark movies. There's an inherent charm in all of the books…" Yup – I second that.

Final Thoughts: Another cute, light romance from the Bliss line and a fun book to curl up with on Valentine's Day.
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4,089 reviews314 followers
April 26, 2013
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 forefront and they two of them are faced with the reality that they may actually have feelings for each other.

I love the characters in this book. Mackenzie and Rick have amazing chemistry, making me laugh around every corner. Their relationship is wonderful. First as friends, they struggle with feelings they didn’t know they had for one another, and they develop into something much deeper. The secondary characters are great too. Their roles in the story are the most important, as they are the reason that we are treated to such an exciting game between Mackenzie and Rick.

This book is the second in a series, but as a stand-alone, it’s a great read. If you’re looking for a romance that will make you smile and give you a heartfelt HEA, pick up the latest from Ophelia London. It definitely will not disappoint!

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500 reviews156 followers
February 25, 2013
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 the romance hit Rick and Mackenzie like a freight train. They're so comfortable with each other and they have perfect banner with one another. Plus, with the characters I love how Ophelia created "competition" but it was the type of competition that you could see from the beginning stood no chance, and I loved that, that there was no confusion in the love. Plus, Rick is pretty sexy.

Overall, Entangled put out another Bliss beauty. Speaking Of Love is one of those stories where you will be rooting for the characters until the end. It's a story where there isn't much darkness, where it doesn't revolve around sex, but is your chick-flick love story where there are two people who are just meant to be together. Loved it!
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Author 2 books111 followers
February 14, 2013
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 miscommunication, some good, old-fashioned grass-roots activism and you have a fun, entertaining, and sasisfying read.
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523 reviews10 followers
February 18, 2013
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 she is with him.Read More...
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266 reviews
August 14, 2013
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.
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188 reviews3 followers
January 20, 2014
I absolutely loved this book! I smiled so much while reading it. I read it straight through I couldn't put it down!
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Author 20 books323 followers
September 7, 2014
What a sweet, feel good love story with very relatable and likable characters - Especially Mac! I loved her! There were many moments I just wanted to hug her… A quick read, a perfect beach book
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2,335 reviews227 followers
January 10, 2021
Proceed With Caution:

This book has a mention of pet death.

The Basics:

Speaking of Love is the second book of the series, but it does stand alone. I still recommend reading Playing at Love first, since that is where Mac and Rick first meet. Their meeting is recapped here though in case you don't want to.

My Thoughts:

I liked Speaking of Love, but I was also kind of disappointed. It felt like it started in the middle of the story! Mac and Rick have now known each other for six months, and apparently had some kind of arrangement. This "arrangement" was mentioned several times, but never really explained. It seemed like they both had agreed to accompany each other to events that required a date, but were not actually dating. Why they entered this arrangement, and what the exact terms were, I have no idea. It's essentially one step away from fake dating--my favorite trope! I wanted to know more!

Speaking of Love also contains my second favorite trope: stranded together! Mac and Rick are suppose to spend the weekend at his family's cabin along with two others. One being her cousin who Mac set Rick up with. Of course, there's a storm that delays her flight, so the two are alone in a cold, secluded cabin. Feelings happen, but then...well, they're interrupted because of course they are. It's very low drama, but I was still invested.

Along with the budding romance, Speaking of Love also touches on some community issues. Rick's father's company wants to buy part of a park and build a strip mall. Mac is not having that! Luckily, this doesn't cause too much of a problem for the couple, since Rick shows that he's not heartless like his father. In fact, there's a very cute ending that made me smile hugely.

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92 reviews
February 7, 2021
I'm going to be honest, I walked into this book knowing that it wouldn't be too deep which is why I gave it 4 stars, but if you just read the synopsis and start reading, you will be a little confused as to why so much was glossed over.

The book picks up a couple months after Playing at Love, and Mac and Rick are now platonic dates for each others events. Mac is not really big into rich guys and Rick is, well, rich. Mac decides the best thing to do is to set Rick up with her really attractive cousin Brandy and the story continues as they figure out what they feel for each other.

The premise of this book was fantastic, I really enjoyed the story line. However, everything was very surface level, I didn't really understand why Mac didn't like rich guys and Brandy was brought in too late to actually be a threat for Rick. Rick is also typical a rich guy, but he isn't? I didn't understand his dynamics with his family and it kind of left me confused.

In order to properly review this book, I read the first book in the series, which I would recommend doing to understand how Mac and Rick meet. All in all, I don't think this is a bad book if you want something light and quick.

I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.
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2,558 reviews51 followers
February 10, 2021
The bones of a great book were there but I didn't connect with the characters or story in this one.

Rick and Mackenzie were frustrating. She would often get in her own way and he seemed a little oblivious. I just couldn't connect with either of them. Also, the plot pacing felt uneven. It would move slowly and then a lot would happen all at once.

I did like the set up for the story and there were some secondary characters/stories that sounded interesting. I would like to try another book from the author as it might be this one was just not for me.
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435 reviews41 followers
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October 20, 2021
I actually have read this book before I got it again for Netgalley. I had just forgotten I already owned and read it.

I did like the plot and I have bought several other Ophelia London books because I liked this one and another I read by her about the soldier.

The writing style is easy to follow and I do like the covers, they are always so cute.

This was a four star rating at the time I read it.
388 reviews5 followers
January 16, 2021
A funny romantic story about two friends who are in love but they are not together because of what had happened in the past. When the secret came out Mac had no more reasons to stay away from Rick .
I reveived this novel from netgalley and the publicer as an arc . All thoughts and opinions are my own .
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