From the cover to the synopsis, Deal Takers had me hooked from the very beginning. The first***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
From the cover to the synopsis, Deal Takers had me hooked from the very beginning. The first sentence in the opening scene had me laughing and excited to keep reading until the very end. The story was full of charm and second chances that will leave you wanting for more.
As I mentioned before, the story starts off with a hilarious scene where we are introduced to Brody Harris, a grad student who was just looking to have some fun and ended up taking way too much viagra. This leads him to the ER where he meets a feisty nurse, Rainey O’Neil. He is immediately attracted to her and he flirts with her nonstop. There has never been anyone able to hold his attention like her and he wants to see her again. But she keeps shutting him down and that makes him even more interested in her even after finding out that she is taken. Brody knows that he has to go back to grad school and finish his Aerospace Engineering degree, but promises to come back to see her and that’s exactly what he does. As time goes on they form a strong friendship due to to being around the same group of friends all the time. Even years later, Brody is still as charming as he was before and things start to change between them as they get to know each other better. But just when there is a possible of a forever for them things start to get tricky and it’ll be up to him to decide if fighting for Rainey is worth it or not.
Rainey O’Neil loves working as a nurse at North Seattle Memorial. She has a very rewarding job helping deliver babies until she gets a call to work at the ER for the night. It was just supposed to be another typical day at the hospital, yet little did she know that her life was about to change forever. The minute she walked into Brody’s room she was attracted to him and his flirting made him very persistent. But she doesn’t give in and that is until she sees him again that she realizes that Brody is going to be in her life whether she likes it or not. As their friendship grows the more she leans on him and the possibility of something more between them gets all too real and she is scared of getting hurt again. Rainey knows that Brody is different and he has been there for her since day one, but after a series of events happen she is not sure if Brody is the one for more.
I absolutely loved reading this story, it was entertaining and charming. From the very beginning we get to see the banter between these two characters and it was totally swoon worthy! Brody is not only good looking and smart, he is also kind and attentive towards Rainey. He pays attention to her likes and dislikes and he just knows what to do make her happy. They do tend to flirt a lot and the romantic scenes were HOT! I couldn’t stop reading the book (hence why I finished reading it in one day) it was that good! I do wish the author could have given us an epilogue at the end, it would have made it that much better. The ending was still great nonetheless and it all works out for them. I’m excited to read the next book in the series, cannot wait to see what happens to the rest of their friends. I would highly recommend reading this book, you will not be disappointed! :)
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I’m always excited to read any of A.L. Jackson’s stories, they are always so full of emotion***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
I’m always excited to read any of A.L. Jackson’s stories, they are always so full of emotion and lots of romance. More of You was no different, not only was the story relatable but it was also filled with twists and turns perfect to keep you reading until the very end.
Told in duel POV, More of You is a story about second chances at love and new beginnings. At the very start of the story we get to meet Faith Linbrock, a single mother who has been through a lot in the past ten years. Ever since her high school sweetheart, Jace Jacobs, left her for good, Faith has been trying to move on but it’s unable to when her husband tragically dies. She suddenly starts to receive ominous letters that have threatened her and her daughter, Bailey. She feels alone and doesn’t know who to turn to. It is then that she gets an unexpected visit from Jace and everything around her starts to change. He has always been the one for her, but seeing him again has brought out new feelings for him even though she knows she shouldn’t feel anything for him. But it’s clear that the more time they spend together the more she begins to see a future with him, if only were that easy. Faith knows that she has to figure out who is sending all those threats before it’s too late.
Jace Jacobs vowed to never return to the little town that saw him as an outcast. He has done well for himself and succeeded when people thought otherwise. But the minute he gets a call from his friend to let him know that Faith has been getting threatening letters, Jace doesn’t think twice about going back to his old town. It’s surreal to go back, but he is doing it for her and he will stop at nothing until he makes sure that Faith is going to be okay. It is when his past starts to haunt him that he’ll have to decide if telling her the truth is worth it or not.
I very much enjoyed reading this book, it was full of twists and turns. There is so much that happens in the book that will leave you wanting to read it until the very end. What I liked about the story was how it went back in time a lot of the times to explain past events further. We get to see the growth in the characters as well from the moment they met to present time. The relationship that Jace had with Bailey was emotional and sweet. Even though she is not his daughter, he still wants to make sure she knows that he is going to be there no matter what and she truly loves him back. It’s evident that Faith has been through so much and even though she wanted to see the good in people, it ended up affecting her in the end, especially with her husband. On the other hand, Jace has always been the outcast but he is protective and kind. He wants to provide for his brother and that leads him to making wrong decisions that would affect him in the future. Together, they are able to come as one and overcome their pasts. Though the story is well thought out, it felt a bit long for me. There were times where I felt the story dragged a little too much, but it all worked out in the end. It was sweet and everything came full circle. I’m excited to see what the author comes up next! I would highly recommend reading this book and any others by the author. :)
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From the cover to the intriguing synopsis, Bedfellows had me hooked from the very start. It’s***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
From the cover to the intriguing synopsis, Bedfellows had me hooked from the very start. It’s a story about new beginnings and interesting twist of events.
For Will and Sullivan, growing up in a foster home created an incredible bond between them that was able to help them get trough those tough times. But just when they’re succeeding at their real estate business, they are ready to give love a chance and they will not stop until they find the one.
It was just another day when all of the sudden Sullivan’s car gets hit by an incredibly good looking woman. She is freaked out, but they reassure her that everything is okay. Both Sullivan and Will are immediately intrigued and they invite her to dinner. It is there that they tell her that they want to pursue something serious with the right woman and not have a one-night stand. Adrienne is shocked at first, having grown up in a conservative Texas home. She is scared and unsure how to pursue a relationship where no just two people are involved, but three. But she is even more shocked when she actually accepts to go out with them and give their relationship a try. That’s when the story truly takes off and we get to see the struggles that they go through as they get used to their new relationship. We get to see what Adrienne’s parents really think about their relationship and how it changes the course of it. There are a lot of twists that changed the course of events towards the end as well. But when Adrienne is faced with a choice to make, the guys will have to convince her that they are it for her no matter what anyone says.
I absolutely loved reading this story, it was quick and sexy. Both Will and Sullivan are truly great guys and it shows by the way they treated Adrienne throughout the book. Their chemistry is off the charts right away and it grows even more until the end. There are realistic obstacles that they have to go through in their relationship and they’re able to work them out together. I do wish the author could have developed the story a bit more, but the epilogue is by far one of the sweetest I’ve ever read. I would highly recommend reading this book, you will not be disappointed. :)
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Melanie Moreland has become one of my favorite go-to authors for all things romance, she know***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
Melanie Moreland has become one of my favorite go-to authors for all things romance, she knows how to deliver a great story filled with substance and swoon worthy moments. Needless to say, Reid did not disappoint at all. Ever since finding out that he was getting his own story, I couldn’t wait to read the book and it’s by far my favorite book in the entire series.
At the beginning we are introduced to Reid Mathews, after being abandoned by his mother when he was just baby, he grew up in the foster care system without ever knowing what it was like to have a family to call his own. There was no one to really look out for him and as he grew older he discovered that he was good with computers and one wrong decision had sentenced to jail at such a young age. Without knowing anything else he taught himself as much as he could while he was in prison and that’s what helps him out when he get out. Reid is able to find himself a job in the IT department of non other than BAM. It is then that his future changes forever. Not only is he devoted to his friends/bosses, but he has proven to be a brilliant tech wiz at the company. That is when he meets Rebecca Holden, that his life takes an unexpected turn of events.
As the new marketing manager working at BAM, Rebecca Holden is an important member of the group. As a liaison for The Gavin Group she is only supposed to be at BAM temporarily, but one look at Reid has her changing her mind about leaving soon. She is a strong woman who knows what she wants and that attracts her to Reid. He is completely taken by her the minute they meet and he wants to make her his. But there are things in his past that could threaten his future and he is in constant struggle to move on for good. He worries that he is not good enough for Becca and the longer he takes to move on the more he is risking a future with her.
I absolutely loved reading this story, it was filled with humor and romance. There is a twist to the story that I found interesting from the start and had me reading non stop until the very end. The interaction that Reid had with previous characters in the series completely tied the story very well. Although this book can be read as a standalone, it would be best enjoyed to read the previous characters in order to get a better background story. There wasn’t a huge conflict in the story to be solved other than Reid’s self doubt and how he finally moves on from his past. The ending was EVERYTHING! It’s definitely a must read! I would highly recommend reading this story and any others by the author, you will not regret it. :)
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Not having read any other books by the author before, I was immediately intrigued by the cove***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***
Not having read any other books by the author before, I was immediately intrigued by the cover and the synopsis. Nothing But Trouble is the first book in the Irresistible Billionaires series and it follows the story of Michael Vilander and Sophia Baldwin. As found and CEO of the largest matchmaking website in the world, Michael has been able to enjoy his billionaire live as a bachelor to the fullest. At thirty-six, he knows what he wants and what he doesn’t. He doesn’t want to be in a serious relationship and he has never had trouble finding women to spend a good time with. But that all changes when he needs an urgent date for the Denver Art Foundation gala. As one of its biggest donors, he is expected to show up with a date and not just anyone would work. But just when he is ready to go by himself, he comes ups an idea and fakes his online profile just to score a date. But he wasn’t expecting to meet Sarah Baldwin and have his life change forever. Now the more time they spend together, the more he wants to start a relationship with her, something that he didn’t want before. He’ll just have to convince her that he may just be her forever before it’s too late.
At twenty-four, Sophia Baldwin is ready to take on the world just like anyone her age. But her life has been filled with twists and turns. Now she is caring for her sick grandmother while trying to save enough money to go to nursing school. She doesn’t have time to date, but when she creates a dating profile, she wasn’t expecting to meet Michael. He was everything that she could have possibly imagine and more. His charm is what attracts her to him at first, but it’s his ability to be there for her that truly wins her over. Though they were supposed to go on just one date, he saw him needing her help and she accidentally blurts out that she is his girlfriend and that’s when the story takes off. It is pasts start to come forward that she will have to make a choice of whether Michael is worth fighting for or not.
I enjoyed reading the story, it was short and sweet. Michael is your typical billionaire bachelor who has a sweet relationship with his grandmother. It was nice seeing them interact with each other. He has been through a lot recently and he just wants to start fresh. Sophia has a lot of responsibilities and it’s hard to date anyone for her. But she is strong and wants to do something for herself. There are twists and turns in the story that will certainly keep you reading until the very end. The ending was sweet and it worked really well in the story. I will certainly be reading more from the author in the future. I would highly recommend reading this story, it’s worth picking up!
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