I love a good sports romance. I don’t know if it’s because I live and breath sports in the real world but give me a broody athlete, a determined femal
I love a good sports romance. I don’t know if it’s because I live and breath sports in the real world but give me a broody athlete, a determined female and I’m done for. Now couple that with the natural word flow from Ilsa Madden-Mills and I’m addicted for sure!
The Boyfriend Bargain doesn’t actually focus too much on sport itself ( hockey in this instance) but you feel the environment and circumstance flowing in the air around you as you navigate through the story of Sugar Ryan and hockey team captain Zack Morgan.
Sugar is on the road to excellence and feels she has something to prove to those that discarded her. So when her chance to finally snag that spot to her only choice graduate university comes into play she only has one option. To make Zack appear to be hers but what she didn’t count on is the depth of Zack’s demons that are hidden so well Zack didn’t even know he was in trouble.
Star Captain Zack Morgan is more than meets the ice and he has the skeletons to prove it. Purely driven to excel with his ticket to the pros before he’s even graduated, Zack finally has a conversation with the girl he’s seen all over campus only she has no idea he’s been spying her. When the opportunity to know her falls at his feet he jumps all in. One thing Zack didn’t count on is what his feelings for Sugar would turn into while trying to control the heartbreaking truth of his past that’s bubbling up to the surface.
Ugh loved this story! When I saw that Ilsa was releasing a new series it was a no brainer for me to want to read it. When I was picked to read an advanced copy I was giddy with excitement cause I just knew I would be falling in love with yet another great story from her. What really happened when I opened to page one, I was dropped in one point of the characters lives only to be smacked back to the past to understand the devastation both Sugar and Zack had to endure at such a young age. But the story doesn’t stop there. NO. Ilsa has to go and make it all better by making me crave the sexiness and chemistry between Sugar and Zack. The range of emotions while reading is spot on classic example of an Ilsa Madden Mill book. The Boyfriend Bargain is funny and passionate and after breaking hearts, lifting up to character growth and resolutions. The Boyfriend Bargain goes right next to my other favorites from Ilsa Madden-Mills! ...more
I haven't rated a book that I have read 5 stars or more in a long time but when I first looked at the cover for The Fall of Troy, I just knew this oneI haven't rated a book that I have read 5 stars or more in a long time but when I first looked at the cover for The Fall of Troy, I just knew this one would be different. The trope(s) it falls in is by no means different than what I have read in any previous books; what sets The fall of Troy apart is the beautiful torture these characters go through to find some shred of semblance of who they once were while simultaneously craving to reinvent themselves a better version of who they want to be for the future. This push and pull between student Troian and Professor Léo Baudin broke my heart in all the good ways! I fell in love with their hatred, their struggles, their absolute torture that they both are going through separately in their lives, and the angst... OH MY GAWD the angst just about ripped me apart! I loved every second of this sophisticated well written story that is all so sexy!
So let's remember The Fall of Troy is a duet and as such one can assume that you will be left with unanswered questions at the end of book 1. Let me also say that my imagination is running wild at the moment!! I NEED book 2 like yesterday !! I need to read what happens to Troy and Léo!! I am CRAVING all the angst and chemistry that consumes these two!
I CAN NOT WAIT FOR BOOK TWO!
**I intentionally left out any words or phrases that would help readers to know how this story flows. I want all readers to fall in love organically with The Fall of Troy just as I did: slowly, savoring each word as I read them and being blown away by the brilliance of the art told by Dr. Rebecca Sharp. A MUST READ!...more
Ellie and Wyatt have a long history of trying to one up each other so it was funny to "see" them trying to turn their relationship backwards so they cEllie and Wyatt have a long history of trying to one up each other so it was funny to "see" them trying to turn their relationship backwards so they can get along for Ellie to save face for her best friends wedding. Of course as predicted by the synopsis this is when the romance between Ellie and Wyatt truly evolve into something more. This was a cute story that meshed together the tropes of single dad; brothers best friend; enemies to lovers with a side of comedy. ...more