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Molly Ivers thinks she is falling for the opposite of Prince Charming, and she knows she should give him up, but, oh, the temptation.
Molly Ivers thought she found Prince Charming, complete with a devilishly sexy accent, and six months ago she gave into their undeniable attraction. But the swarm of ever-present groupies was so not part of the fairy
Published (first published August 18th 2016)
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Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book with the well written storyline that flowed effortlessly throughout the whole book and the well developed characters kept me hooked until the turn of the very last page!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun read. A romance between Evan and Molly has been simmering for some time. Evan is a gorgeous rockstar and a genuinely nice person. Six months ago she had given him her virginity which he treasures but even though it his feelings for her are obvious she refuses to get into a relationship with him because of all the groupies around him.

Enter Jean-Luc who makes her an offer she can't refuse, he is a life coach and offers to help her for free. Molly has been offered a job in Par
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
3.5 stars rounded up.

When Molly and Evan have a drunken night and she gives her v-card to him, she's freaked out the next day when it becomes apparent that his groupies will not leave him alone, so she shuts the door on anything between them other than casual neighborly friendship. Now months later, she's broken up with her boring boyfriend, and Evan sees his chance at perhaps getting her to give into their obvious attraction. But Molly seems to have an erroneous idea about what kind of man he i
Isabelle MBTL
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Romantic; sexy; addictive!!!


Prince Charmings can be found in the most unlikely of places, no matter what accent they have. The importance beneath the charm, beneath the charisma, beneath the smoking-hot sex, is that they love you just the way you are.


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I loved the book. It was very addictive. I got lucky that my kids are on a school trip and read in one sitting, in one big gulp!!!
Ms. Howard’s writing style is on-point. She has created a powerful plot; she has cohesiv
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
This book was a little hit-or-miss for me. There were parts I really liked, and others that just fell a little flat. Overall, it was a good book. For story and characterization, maybe a 2.5, but for the steamy scenes - 5 all the way. This author definitely knows how to write the hot stuff.

See my full review on my blog, Novel Addiction.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They fell in love but she struggled with the groupies he was surrounded with. She ends it and finishes school. She hires a life coach and begins to think he is the only one for her. He still loves her and he wants her back again. Can they get back together? Will it work this time? See if it can

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Katherine McIntyre
Molly's tale of self-exploration as she learned to overcome her fantasies to embrace an even better reality was absolutely heart-warming. Evan was a fantastic combination of sweet and smoking hot, and the fairytale aspect of this made for a light-hearted, enjoyable read. ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Quick, fun, accent filled read as Molly figure a few things out...

I will not tell this outcome but it was so worth the short time it took to read it. I enjoyed it all the way to the end. I was not sure which one was the true target and was happy to find my guess or wish was the right one. Molly and Evan had much to get over and around in this short. Watching her become more confident with the help of her life coach was fun. One entertaining read.
Zara West
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The star of this novel is a young woman just finding herself. She has unrealistic dreams of who would be the perfect man for her, and it isn't the guy downstairs who gets her all hot and bothered and with whom she has a one night stand. With the help of a counselor, Molly grows as person and discovers that sometimes the man of your dreams is much more than you ever dreamed of. This is a light-hearted contemporary that will appeal to readers who like hot guys who never give up and heroines on the ...more
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Chicks Dig the Accent” is a witty, sexy, and romantic novella. It’s the kind of book that has you grinning from ear to ear. You can’t help yourself from laughing out loud, at least I couldn’t! It’s a quick read, and once I started it I couldn’t put it down because I fell in love with the story and its characters.

Molly is a great female lead. She is the type of woman we all could relate to. She’s smart, funny, lovable and has a good head on her shoulders. Many times in romance novels the obstacl
Lilly Charysma
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick and lovely read, full of passion and hot moments! Molly is trying to find the right man to start a relationship, taking into account that she will leave for Paris. She is trying to decide between her crush for professor Nicholas Sullivan and her friend and neighbor Evan Castle. While Nicholas represents her ideal candidate – responsible, with serious intentions, Evan is a rock star, with girls chasing him and probably he plays with all of them. Even if he was her first, she doesn’t trust ...more
Midwest Romantic
Originally posted on my blog Live Laugh & Love Books

What a nice and quick book! I have to admit that I’m starting to like Novellas even more now because I can sit and read it right before bed and not be up long and I’m not stuck angry after a cliffhanger! This one is full of hotness too, so really just the perfect little romance book for me!

I loved it and highly recommend it! Great writing Roxanne!

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
If a man with an accent get you going. Then you will want to read this one. We have accents for days. More, more, more. Quick and entertaining.

Molly had a plan. That plan involved marrying her a man with an accent. She knew this. She now has a choice of men to choose from. Her professor or her neighbor, hot rocker.

I will not tell this outcome but it was so worth the short time it took to read it. I enjoyed it all the way to the end. I was not sure which one was the true target and was happy go
Laura  Redmon
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm sensing a slight Cinderella theme with some very steamy sex scenes. Best of both worlds!

Roxanne gave us one hilariously sexy, slightly fairytale, romance! I absolutely love it!

Molly and Ethan are such great characters. I love rock stars and fairytale and to get them both in one story is so ingenious and awesome!

I 100% recommend Chick's dig the accent if you love a story with lots of steam to it!

****I received this author copy in exchange for an honest Review.****

Laura Redmon
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Nadea Croix
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story definitely had me intrigued wanting to read page after page as the story flows through and not put it down till the end with off the charts sexy chemistry in those intimate scenes

Harlie Williams
Every read a debut author and thought, the second book won’t be as good? *raises hand* All the time. I know, I have no shame. So I read Ms. Howard’s first book, Sonnet Coupled and was completely blown away by it. So I signed up to read her second book, Flip the Beat and this is no sophomore slump. Granted this book is way hotter than her first, this one had a depth to it that I wasn’t expecting. Plus, it is much shorter, so I really didn’t know what to think.

Let me assure you, that while shorter
Johanna Sawyer
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, augustread
Thanks to the publisher for a copy to read and give my honest opinion.

This was one of those quirky romances that just grabs your heart. Flip the beat is a no holds barred toward a forever HEA, with a sexy rocker God with more than meets the eye goodness. Instead of portraying the guy as a total player, Evan Castle has sustenance as she gives him her virginity.

What did I like? Evan was an absolute hottie with all the bells and whistles. Molly gives him a precious gift and it overwhelms him whi
Erica Lynn
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored this book!

Molly Ivers is ready to break out into the world. She's about to graduate and move to Paris to start her dream job. What could go wrong?

Life. Life goes wrong in the most ironic and delicious of ways. See she's always had a crush on this professor...but he never noticed her. And she secretly had a rendezvous with the guy who lives in her building...but he's a player.
And guess guessed it. Things are about to change and she'll have a decision to make.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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4.5 Stars

“This is what she’d imagined love felt like. Raw, consuming, tender.”

Molly Ivers has mapped out in her mind what the ideal man would be like, and rock star Evan Castle is not it. But there is just something about him, and a night of passion turns into so much more. Evan becomes her friend, her lover and the man that promises to make all her dreams come true. But can Molly let go of her idealist image of her perfect man and give Evan the chance to be more than just a friend with benefit
Gladys Mills
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Flip the beat. This book was interesting to me. It starts out with Molly having issues about men in her life. She is determined she knows what man she needs to make her happy. She has a fantasy guy in her head that she is trying to find. She just broke up with her boyfriend. Her professor is one of the men but she finds out he has a girlfriend. Her friend Evan who she does have sex with but he is a musician and has groupies and she doesn't want to be around them. That's not the relationship she ...more
I'm still swooning after finishing this book! Evan is the perfect hottie - a rocker, student, fully fluent in French, and sinfully handsome to boot! Molly thought she saw something special in him, but she couldn't deal with his constant band of groupies. On the other hand, there's Professor Nicholas, also perfection in a stable, well educated, perfect way. So who does Molly end up with? Well, based on the smoking hot scenes in this book, I was following the bread crumbs all the way to the final ...more
Kari Hansen
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Molly has just finished college and is preparing to start the job she has always wanted in Paris. The only thing left on her to do list is find her perfect match in a relationship. She is conflicted between Nicholas, who is her professor, and seems to check all her boxes and Evan her rockstar neighbor whose lifestyle may not be suitable for a relationship. Will she make the safe choice or will she be willing to take a risk?

This is a quick read filled with humor and chemistry. I voluntarily revie
N.W. Moors
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Molly has her life set; she's about to graduate and has a dream job lined up in Paris. Sure, Evan, the guy who lives downstairs, rocked her world six months ago, but that's in the past - she thinks. Evan has other plans.
This is a fun and quick read. Molly and Evan are a nice couple. Evan has hidden depths, and I was glad to see Molly give him a chance. I didn't quite understand the parts about her life coach; to me, Molly was pretty together, and that part seemed superficial. But I loved her roo
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great story of Molly figuring out who she is and what she wants. Evan, the hot singer that lives downstairs sure looks like he wants a lot more from her than he lets on, yet she seems hung up on on the fact that he has groupies constantly around him and isn't what her ideal man would be. Of course what does she know?
Loved that Evan didn't give up and scorched the pages of taking care of ALL her needs. Girl was a little slow but happy she saw the light. Great chemistry.
I received a free copy of
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-read, 2017, arc
Molly is graduating from college and moving to Paris to start at the job of her dreams. Before she leaves she wants to find a sexy foreign man with an accent. Evan is Molly's sexy rock star neighbor who Molly gave her virginity to but they didn't work out. I really loved that Molly and Evan were friends and remained friends through out her journey to find that sexy foreign man. Will Molly find the foreign man with an accent that she's looking for or will she realize he's been beside her all alon ...more
Elaine Swinney
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I got an ARC Copy of this book and I chose to review it. This isn't a book I would have bought but I did like this book. It was a younger story than I usually read but I enjoyed it. It is a well written story. This one is worth your time and effort. I will also say this one was a quick easy read. This is the first Roxanne D. Howard but I am looking forward to the next book. I encourage everyone to get this book it is worth it. Give this one a chance!!! ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderfully written story where Molly is in search of her very own Prince Charming. Evan plays a big part in her life. Although she doesn't know it yet. He will be her everything pretty soon. I loved these two together. Their chemistry was sizzling hot and I was rooting for them from the very beginning.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is a good romance read. The story is a well written read. The characters are good. The story has twists the you won't see coming. The story has heat, comedy, romance, and with a modern day fairy tale vibe going on.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read by this author and it was a fun little novella. Molly is about to graduate and head off to Paris for her dream job but before she leaves she is looking for her perfect man and with the help of her friend and neighbor Evan who she lost her virginity to she sets out to find him. This was a great modern day Cinderella with a great twist I really really enjoyed it
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Roxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. She is a RWA PAN member. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children whe ...more

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