Her Halloween Treat
It was a devastating dirty trick—Joey Silvia just found out her boyfriend of two years is married. What. A. Dick. Joey knows her best chance to get over one guy is to get under another. Of course, heading home to her family's remote cabin in Oregon poses some challenges in the "available men" department…until she discovers this cabin comes with its o ...more
Her Halloween Treat is book one in the Men at Work series by Tiffany Reisz. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and have not been influenced by any outside sources.
I was looking for a sexy romance to fit in with the Halloween holiday and came across this gem. I’ve never read anything by this author before and ended up loving it.
Jolene “Joey” Silvia moved away from Mount Hood, Oregon and went to Honolulu to go to college. She now has a great job at Oahu Air as a Mark ...more
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I have a confession to make...and it will be redundant. It seems no matter how many times it happens, I cannot learn my lesson. I am speaking of the dreaded writing your review into the goodreads template-not in MSWD or even email first...disease. (view spoiler)[There I said it. I have repeatedly tried to write reviews with cutting and pasting as I go into word or email as a safety net...But for some reason I get lax and revert to just going with the flow whi ...more
“If he got anymore adorable, she would be forced to adore him.”
HER HALLOWEEN TREAT is a sexy, delicious, fun, Harlequin treat-of-a-story. Tiffany Reisz sets the scene for her protagonists perfectly and then continues to provide the ideal setting for the heroine whose heart has been well and truly broken by her boyfriend of two years. And what does one do to get over the heart break of a long term boyfriend? Retreat to a secluded Cabin and find a delicious handy man to swoon over. Enter sexy, b ...more
Halloween had me in the mood to listen to something theme-appropriate while performing my daily tasks so this title by Tiffany Reisz immediately came to mind. I still hate the cover art but it's a fun adult contemporary romance that I thoroughly enjoyed the second time around. Looking forward to re-reading Her Naughty Holiday for Thanksgiving and my favorite of the three: One Hot December for Christmas. Fun times!
My favorite quote:
“You know the old saying --- if at firs ...more
This is very much a case of it's not you, it's me. I normally don't read harlequin type romances, and I normally don't enjoy smut. So why did I read this book? Tiffany Reisz. I figured I loved all of her past books, she's an incredible writer and I have never given her lower than a 4 star review until now. So what didn't work for me with this book, regular harlequin and smut readers may love. Basically I am encouraging you to ignore my rating and read this anyway if you already enjo ...more
A wedding, a birthday, and Halloween........tie them all together with childhood friends, a broken heart and rebound sex.....and you get a book full of delicious treats. Childhood friends who grow up, go their separate ways and then by chance or fate, find themselves reconnecting are always great stories. Their past connections tie them together and their unrequited love helps them forge into the future. You know it's meant to be but they need a little help in seeing t ...more
Tiffany Reisz wrote vanilla romance? Yup. Quite unusual for me to read this Harlequin type because I'm not interested. But, hey this is Tiffany Reisz. She wrote 3 (three) books for this holiday season. I was looking forward to read it, but sadly it didn't met my expectation at all.
Joey Silvia just found out her 2-years boyfriend already married and she ran home with broken heart. Well, she didn't exactly ran because Joey will attend her brother's wedding in Oregon. A good f ...more
I docked an additional star because the heroine is biracial Mexican-American; the only indication of rep is the one sentence that explains her father’s Mexican heritage and the two descriptions of brown skin. I talked to a friend about my frustrations with the nonexistent rep and her response (she read it recently in audio) was, “Crap, I did ...more
My idiotic self proved me wrong by providing me with a story that had depth despite the cheesy, hot cover. I’m blaming patriarchy for this.
I almost love that cover! And this story!
Chris was in love with Joey, the younger sister of his best friend, since hi ...more
**Her Halloween Treat generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
4 "My treat." Stars
Tiffany Reisz writes good erotica. Period. Her Halloween Treat comes as the first in the Men at Work series from Harlequin Blaze featuring a sexy, alpha contractor and a neurotic marketing superstar nursing a broken heart. The story, on the shorter side and told from the 3rd person point of view, showcases Reisz' signature style of story telling and character development. It's always ...more
This year Tiffany Reisz is sharing the holidays with us in her own special way. Reisz fans will be enthusiastic to learn that she is releasing 3 novellas, 1 each around the time of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Each romance centers around a different "man at work" (a contractor in the case of this book) and can be read as a standalone.
The first book, HER HALLOWEEN TREAT, proves to be a delicious treat and decadent, yet calorie free way to spend a da ...more
This book was heaven to me. I mean, look at this combination: Tiffany Reisz-one of my #TopAuthorsEver and Rom-Com, my #TopGenreEver. As always, Tiffany’s writing is exceptional, and despite the lightness in this plot, she could leave one or two drops of wisdom and that made me so happy.
If you did breath in on a rainy, windy day you might just smell what the world smelled like right after it was born.
*sighhhh* I loooove it!!
With Her Halloween Treat she created a funny...more
Unfortunately despite the high ratings this book has, it just didn’t work for me.
The romance never felt believable to me, Chris felt like Joey’s rebound guy, someone she just slept with to get even with her ex, which she found out was married 3 days ago. Yes, Chris had a thing for Joey when they were in high-school but this felt more like a case of revenge on Joey’s side, with some lust thrown in. The sexy times were quite hot though, which is why I still gave it 3stars.
Although this book did...more
that said... I didn't enjoy this book as much as I do my OS crew, and I don't know if it's because of the short length or what.
typical Tiffany wit and banter, the best way to get over one guy...is to get under another, amen sister!?!!
fun story, I enjoyed!!! 4 stars ...more
Words cannot describe how much I loved Tiffany Reisz's Her Halloween Treat; it was sexy, smart and had so much humor that I found myself laughing out loud often. But guys, the sexy parts...holy smokes!! I loved that this couple had history with the hero being her big brother's best friend and protector all through high school, that they shared something special many years ago, that he had a crush on her back in the day, that she appreciated h ...more
Series: Men at Work #1 (standalone)
Genre: Contemporary, Friends to Lovers Romance
:: 4.5 Pretty Little Stars ::
SQUEE!!! I loved this book to PIECES. I never thought I would read a Harlequin romance because honestly, I thought they were all the same and I don’t like to read the same stuff over and over again. But oh boy, I was in for a DELGHTFUL surprise with this book. Gah, it is so much fun, sexy as hell, and features my favorite type of man candy -those b ...more
I asked for recommendations for contemporary romances with excellent banter - and this was recommended by 2 separate people. All of my friends that have read this have rated it 4-5 stars. It's obviously very well liked.
Except by me. The conversations feel forced. The characters' motivations feel weird. I don't buy any chemistry between them. And I'm rolling my eyes hardcore almost every other page.
Here's an example of a conversation (taking place while they're making out - and it's so ...more
Our hero was unique, lovely, sweet and funny, he was most certainly the highlight of the book. What let it down for me was the banter, it was good, but sometimes just too much and ended up feeling false. When things got more serious in terms of angst and life, it was more enjoyable. As was the addition of the side characters.
I'll definitely read the others in the series, it was a good book to chill out with. ...more
Joey just discovered that her boyfriend of two years is married. Sure, it seemed strange that while they worked together in Hawaii Ben never wanted her to visit his actual home in L.A. but she never in her wildest dreams imagined the ...more
HER HALLOWEEN TREAT kicks off Reisz’ new Men at Work series. This book is part of the Blaze line, which I think is interesting because I thought Reisz was trying to step away from Erotic Romance for a while. However, with this book she proves that she is made for writing the hotter, more sinful stories.
His book features Joey Silva who has just learned that the man has been dating for two years is actually married. Yup, say it with me what a douche! So she’s returned home to recuperate and t ...more
“You know—the girl with the blood and the prom and all the murdering—that Carrie.”
“You’re going as a mass murderer to your brother’s wedding?”
“It fits my mood.”
It's rare for me to pick up a category romance, because I find that, most of the time, for me they are either too short and unsatisfying or just not my thing in general, or a mix of all those things. Though, I'll make an exception and pick one up if ...more
This love story kicking off in a train wreck is captivating because it is a little too f ...more
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The ...more