I was able to finished How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglas. Well, this story was an adorable read. We have Melody BryanPosted on What I'm Reading
I was able to finished How to Seduce a Bad Boy by Traci Douglas. Well, this story was an adorable read. We have Melody Bryant who has been in love with her brother's best friend forever. However, Adam Foster is going to look after his best friend's little sister. Basically, Melody sets out to try to catch her Adam's attention with a makeover. Which works and so the story begins.
Of course, that's the over simplification of How to Seduce a Bad Boy. The first half is kind of too sweet for my taste. We are lacking the no you shouldn't be hanging out with the bad boy. Yes, they grew up as friends, because Adam is best friend's with her brother. There were times I had to put the book down, because it was too sweet. However, it wasn't until we got closer to the end that I did enjoy the story. Granted more drama appear and making it worth the time. I think the whole "oh no I shouldn't be with my bro's sister" became more real when her brother comes home. So, the story does pickup when the time table comes to the end.
Overall, it's a cute read. If you like stories that have behind closed doors love scenes this is your read. If you are a fan of best friend chasing friend's sister, hey you might like this one. It's a little slow at the beginning, and does progress about halfway through the story.
Let me say that I LOVED Dirty Little Secret! Honestly, I wasn't sure what I was going to find with Jennifer Ryan's latest boPosted on What I'm Reading
Let me say that I LOVED Dirty Little Secret! Honestly, I wasn't sure what I was going to find with Jennifer Ryan's latest book. All I knew was I liked her previous books, therefore I will like this one. Actually, I'm totally excited to see what Jennifer has in store for the rest of the series. Dirty Little Secret had me grasping for more.
I absolutely loved the characters. We had Noah and Annabelle Cordero who grew up with John Cordero. Both weren't his biological children, but he raised them as his own. Then there's Roxy Cordero who was John's actual biological child, but never recognized her as his own until after his death. John had his secrets, and they were reveled until after his death. They shook and rocked Noah, Annabelle, and Roxy's world. Now all three of them have to live with the terms of his will, which seriously pissed Noah off. Yes, Noah and Roxy had a rocky start. It was mainly Noah induced. However, Roxy is smart and knows what she needs to do to make sure the ranch is thriving. Eventually, they find the balance and understanding, but not the easiest with Roxy's past lurking in the background.
Anyway, Dirty Little Secret had me begging for more. I seriously can't wait for the next book. I love the story between Noah and Roxy. I love that she understood Annabelle's needs. An amazing story! Probably my top read for this year. I can't wait to see what Roxy's sisters have in store with the series. I hope the next story involves Sonya. Actually it doesn't matter which sister, I just need another story. Austin sounds like he's in need of desperate help. By the way I love how Jennifer gives a little tease of whats to come. It's subtle, but it's there. Anyway, LOVED Dirty Little Secret, and I can't wait to see what the other Wild Rose Ranch has in store.
As you can tell I have been dragging my feet about writing about Love, Sincerely, Yours. The beginning was a little rough. WPosted on What I'm Reading
As you can tell I have been dragging my feet about writing about Love, Sincerely, Yours. The beginning was a little rough. We have Peyton who works for Rome, and has a serious crush. I would expect the email to come from someone just out of college or is interning. The first half of the story was rough for me. However, when Peyton leaves her job, and gets to know Rome more on a business level, the story gets so much better. I didn't have to muddle through there anonymous emails. Actually she was anonymous. I'm not going to lie, the word banged me. There were other words, and Peyton used bang. Anyway, I digress.
Even though the story had a rough start me, I did start to enjoy the story. However, there were a few things that kind bothered me. There was a major thing that made the plot moved, but they never reveled the source of the issue. Or if it was so minor that I didn't notice it.
I liked Peyton. Even though her drunk email kind of annoyed me, but I liked that she was confident once she left working for Rome. The banter between the two of them did a get a lot more fun. Now Rome. He sounded like a douchebag at the beginning, and his friend Hunter didn't help his cause. However, I did like when Rome would be like, why are we even friends.
Overall, not a bad story. The story kind of reminded me of Sara Ney's How To Date A Douchebag which I have a lot of fun with those ones. I think Rome's best friend would be a fun one to follow. The thought of being with one girl would probably give him hives. On to the narrating which we have Alexander Cendese, and Ava Erickson. It's always hard to enjoy both narrators in a dual reading. It's possible, but hard. In dual readings you always have someone that outshines the other. In this case Ava Erickson definitely outshines in her sections. Her transition were spot on. However, her counterpart Alexander Cendese did all right. He wasn't the best, and the transition were a little rough. I didn't like his girl voice, he made Peyton sound like a valley girl. Did grow on me, but I much have rather listen to Ava Erickson read the whole story instead, even though it was written in a dual point of views.
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Today I will be sharing my thoughts on Wrangler's Rescue by BJ Daniels, which happens the first time I'm trying her books. When I was offered a chance to read this book, I was excited. First off, I have heard of her, and she was suggested to me to checked out when I was in Montana. I never did get a chance, but this was always in the back of my mind. We moved to Oklahoma, still have read her, but decided to try Wrangler's Rescue. The story can be read as a standalone, but I feel this story would be better read in order.
Wrangler's Rescue was pretty good read. We have Cyrus Cahill about ready to make his declaration of love to Ashley Jo "AJ" Somerfield. However, he has to leave on a business trip. Things take a turn and he ends up dead, and now he has a widow. Yet, AJ smells something fishy, and she's willing to take a chance to find whats going on with Cyrus.
Oh man the twist and turns this story takes along the way are fantastic. I felt the need to keep reading, because I needed to know what in the world made Cyrus marry some nobody. It was interesting and mildly suspenseful. Overall, Wrangler's Rescue was a pretty awesome read.
There will be some slight spoilers, but they are required for It Had to Be You. Let me start that I have been hopping aroundPosted on What I'm Reading
There will be some slight spoilers, but they are required for It Had to Be You. Let me start that I have been hopping around through the Chicago Stars stories for a little while, and I have decided to read them in order. I love the newer stories, so now I'm going to start from the beginning and work my way to the end. With that, I do like Dan Calebow later in the series. However, had I started with this one I probably would have ripped his head off. Dan isn't the most pleasant guy in this story, especially with Phoebe Somerville. There was a lot of work that had to happen between these two characters.
I truly almost stopped reading It Had to Be You, and I had to mustered through a scene. I seriously thought Dan picked up a 16 year old girl, but it was his ex-wife who was into roll playing. Definitely a WTF moment. I'm glad he felt disgusted by this, but he didn't feel that disgusted after all he slept with his ex-wife. Anyway, he had an epiphany that he wanted to settle down and find the perfect wife, which he meets Sharon. By the way I totally forgot her last name, and I only remember her with a different last name cause later in the series you see her again married to someone else. However, Dan thought Sharon was perfect person to marry, but he can't stop lusting after Phoebe.
Let's be honest Phoebe is a hot mess at the beginning. She's trying to discover herself, while still trying to get her dead dad's approval. Let's throw in a moody teenage half-sister who doesn't even like her. She has a lot on her plate and her father try to set her up for failure. Thanks dad. However, I did like Phoebe. I even felt bad for her when her backstory came to life. As the story progresses she eventually finds her true self. However, it's a good portion of the story. I do love the friendship she develops with Ron McDermott, which puzzles Dan.
After a few of the scenes in It Had to Be You pass I actually liked this story. I love how the football players stood up for Phoebe. She did develop a special relationship with Stars. The relationship between Dan and herself is a bit rough, but they manage. Now I'm going to re-listen to Bob Tom Denton's story, because he's to funny.
Before I close this off, I do have to mentions Anne Fields reading of It Had to Be You; she does a fantastic job. I love how she reads this story. She does a great job with male voices and female ones, and you definitely can tell the difference. ...more
I feel like I'm in minority when it comes to my thoughts on Sweet Tea and Sympathy. I can't really say that I liked it, butPosted on What I'm Reading
I feel like I'm in minority when it comes to my thoughts on Sweet Tea and Sympathy. I can't really say that I liked it, but more like I tolerated. It kind of saddens me that I can't say I loved this story, because I had the dynamic duo of Harper and Ronconi; alas, this story fell short for me.
There are usually a lot of characters in Molly's book, which I'm totally fine. However it was the main character I couldn't stand. I was hoping that after the second time of re-listen I would grow to like her. Nope. I still wanted to throat puncher. She comes off so arrogant and snobby that I couldn't stand her. Yes, she had Big City oozing off her, but she wasn't likable. She had an ultimate goal of getting the heck out of dodge when the first opportunity came available. Everyone knew that she was leaving, because she let everyone know. That grated on my nerves a bit. The next issue I had with the story was her relationship was with her father. I get that she had daddy issues, but she wasn't willing to talk with the man for most of the book. Can't solve the issue if you don't talk to the man. However, my main issue was with Margot Cary.
The things I liked were the family, Kyle Archer's children (they were adorable), and the rest of the dynamic of the story. However, my sore spot was Margot, and she didn't even become tolerable until the end. Sweet Tea and Sympathy was a rough listen, even the second go around. I seriously thought I find some nuance that make me enjoy the story more, nope. So, wrong. I got to a point where I was like I need stop before I want to throw my phone. Yes, I was in the minority about not enjoying the story. Maybe I should go back and re-listen to the Nice Girls books or the Half-Moon Hallow. This is totally up to you if you want to pursue. I might try the next book, because I absolutely thought Frankie was a hoot in the story. This is my thoughts on Sweet Tea & Sympathy. I couldn't mustered sympathy for Margot when her life hit the bottom. Didn't happen. Maybe if she was a little nicer I could have.
I finally got to finished True to You by Jennifer Ryan. Don't get me wrong, I liked the story. We have DEA Special Agent DawPosted on What I'm Reading
I finally got to finished True to You by Jennifer Ryan. Don't get me wrong, I liked the story. We have DEA Special Agent Dawson King aka Flash, who is getting out of prison. He's undercover, and he's going after Iceman. He has a plan, but he didn't count on falling for Iceman's daughter, Cara Potter.
So, I read this over the course of a few months. The things I remember about this story are Cara has a hard believing Flash is who he says he is, she wouldn't be wrong. However, she starts to warm up to him, and things start to get heated between them and around them.
I like these two characters. Flash is pretty awesome, because he's trying to do a job, and tries to be as honest to Cara as he can be. By the way is super hard when you're undercover. Cara is trying to live her life, and trying to avoid her father. Which isn't always easy since his business is all around. Then there's Iceman's crazy brother. He's pretty out there.
Anyway, I liked this story when I had chance to read it. You might want to consider reading these books in order, because they build on one another. Now, I need to go tackle Bennett's story.
At the very beginning of A Very Dragon Christmas there is a warning that this isn't a standalone novella, and that's a truePosted on What I'm Reading
At the very beginning of A Very Dragon Christmas there is a warning that this isn't a standalone novella, and that's a true statement. If you haven't read any of the Darkness books go back and start with book one. This is one of the series you have to read from the first book. With that said, I think this is a fun little story that hits all the emotional points. Again, you can't start with this story, because a lot has happen.
Victoria and Drake are expecting there little guy, but he's taking his sweet little time. Yes, in the previous books she has been pregnant. He finally decides to come. Poor Victoria. There are hints of more things too happen, and I can't wait for them. I need them. Anyway, things happen in the story that you are like NOOOO!
Overall, it's a nice little holiday piece. It tidies up Victoria's pregnancy, and we might eventually see more having baby fever. A Very Dragon Christmas also gives a glimpse of things to come. Again, I can't say anymore, because you have to read the previous stories to understand the intricate details. If you have been keeping up with the series, this is a good one.
Today, we have Kiss Me At Christmas, which is featuring our favorite Bow Street Runner, Daffin Oakleaf. Now in this story wePosted on What I'm Reading
Today, we have Kiss Me At Christmas, which is featuring our favorite Bow Street Runner, Daffin Oakleaf. Now in this story we learn all sorts of juicy details about his life. Don't worry all his secrets aren't reveal right away, he's like a safe when it comes to his life. We've seen Daffin in previous books. He has been quite a big help, and Valerie figured he needed his own happy ending. Seriously, the man doesn't like Christmas. Again, we learn his reasoning in the story.
Now in the last book we saw Daffin flirt with a certain Lady Regina who happens to be cousin to his good friend. There was some serious flirting in A Duke Like No Other, but nothing serious. Anyway, Regina is approaching her 30th year of life, and her Great Uncle would like to see her married and secured. Gotta love when you have an edict to marry. Anyway, the guy she's kind encourage to marry is not one of her top picks. If she had her way, she would rather be single. I wouldn't blame her meeting that pompous jerk I would want to stay single. She comes up with this bright idea to give her virginity to someone she has some interest in, which happens to be Daffin. Let me say that was probably the most awkward situation in her life. It only gets more awkward when she needs Daffin's help, because her life is in danger. The awkwardness gets a little better.
Anyway, Regina's life is in danger, and it's Daffin to the rescue. Valerie always has pretty good banter between her characters, so it's always fun to watch her characters fall madly in love. Yes, you will find there are little hiccups here and there with there romance, but it makes all so much fun to read. We get a little hints about the road ahead for the Duke of Huntley. Overall, Valerie brings another fun read to her Playful Brides books in Kiss Me At Christmas. Have a little holiday fun with Daffin and Regina.
Sentinel of Darkness was a pretty good read. We have Dagen who is a pretty sexy dragon that basically stuck his foot in hisPosted on What I'm Reading
Sentinel of Darkness was a pretty good read. We have Dagen who is a pretty sexy dragon that basically stuck his foot in his mouth when he notice this little human, Keva. Keva has had a pretty hard life. Even though she was saved by a shifter, she's pretty leery of shifters. One bad relationship kind of ruins that trust, so Dagen has his work cut for him.
This is a fast past novella. We watch Dagen try to show Keva that he's a decent guy, and not all shifters are terrible people. The story made me love Dagen. He's a totally hot and wonderful hero. I like Keva, but there were moments I want to say he's a good guy. However, she had trust issues to work through. It's a nice story that makes me love dragons even more.
Well, it's been a little more than a year since I last read a Delores Fossen book. My question to myself is why? Seriously,Posted on What I'm Reading
Well, it's been a little more than a year since I last read a Delores Fossen book. My question to myself is why? Seriously, I have love her books. I guess I needed a Christmas read. Anyway, Lone Star Christmas was pretty good story. Plus, it sets the tone for the rest of the series. In her new series we will be following four brothers who had a rough life until they landed at Buck McCall's home. Now they are all grown up, and Buck has called them home for his wedding. However, Callen Laramie is a stubborn one, and they had to use another tactic.
All right, Callen was running from a lot of things, most important his past. There were some good things, but a lot of crappy things. However, one of the things in the past was Shelby McCall and fear at being castrated. Buck lifts that maybe a fling might be good to pass the time.
Shelby is Buck's daughter. She's watched all these kids come through her home. Some she's gotten to know well. However, one she had an attachment on for a long time. Maybe it's time for her to have a little fun with Callen. Also maybe folks might believe she's not broken-hearted from her broken off engagement.
Delores is a fantastic storyteller. She truly pulls you into a story and you feel for these characters. You want to see these characters get a happy ending, and they do. However, you have to read and find out. There are bumps along the way. Old fears creeping in here and there. Sometimes those fears do come back to haunt the characters; yes, you do wonder how it's all going to play out. I love how Delores intertwines these characters into a bigger picture. I can't wait to see how the brother's stories will play out in the rest of the series. This one focuses on Callen, but we do meet Judd, Nico, and Kace. Overall, a really fantastic start to a new series.
Dream is probably my favorite out this whole series. Out of all the heroines Andrea didn't drive me nuts. I mean she had herPosted on What I'm Reading
Dream is probably my favorite out this whole series. Out of all the heroines Andrea didn't drive me nuts. I mean she had her moment towards the end. However, I could tolerate her the most. She seemed pretty leveled headed throughout the story. She knew she screwed up her friendship with Kyle, because a controlling jerk. She realize she was dumb, but by the time she realize she made a mistake it was too late.
Now Kyle. He's a likable character, and he can hold a grudge. When we see him, he's still kind of pissed at Andrea. Who can blame the guy they have been friends forever, and breaks the friendship cause of a dude. Of course, he didn't have all the facts.
Anyway, Dream is about two friends that rekindle their friendship and possibly more. However, there are bumps along the way that make this story wonder is Andrea is going to let her dream go again. This is my favorite in the series. However, Andrea does have a stupid moment, and I wanted to slap her. I liked Kyle, because he was willing to let Andrea do it her own way, which was probably the dumbest thing. Hey he supported his woman. Overall, a pretty good story.
You really can't go wrong with a Jill Shalvis book, majority of the time. Yes, there are a few that don't work for everyone,Posted on What I'm Reading
You really can't go wrong with a Jill Shalvis book, majority of the time. Yes, there are a few that don't work for everyone, and that's fine. However, Hot Winter Nights is a fun one. I mean who doesn't love the trope of avoiding the best friend's hot sister. I have a lot of favorite tropes, but avoiding the sister ones are my top favorite.
So, we have cute, adorable Molly Malone, and yes she's harboring a crush on Lucas Knight. She happens to get a chance to take him home, because he's a hot mess after taking meds and alcohol. However, he can't remember anything, and Molly decides to have a little fun after all nothing is ever going to happen between these two. It's killing Lucas, because he can't remember. If he's going to die, he would like to have a memory of what happen on that night. Anyway, Molly has her fun, and eventually gets her break on doing a real case. Yet the guys at Hunt Investigation don't really believe it's a real case, they let Molly take the case as long as Lucas babysits. Lucas doesn't have much going. However, there is more that's happen with Bad Santa than meets the eye.
Anyway, Hot Winter Nights is a ton of fun. We have two trying avoid their attraction to one another while going undercover to figure what is going on with Santa's Village. Both Molly and Lucas believe they are bad in relationships, and they have their reasons. Anyway, I had a great time with this holiday read. If you are in the search for Christmasy stories that's not over the top Christmasy, Hot Winter Nights is light and fun your searching for.
For the longest time I was afraid to read And One Last Thing... by Molly Harper, I have been reading her paranormal stuff anPosted on What I'm Reading
For the longest time I was afraid to read And One Last Thing... by Molly Harper, I have been reading her paranormal stuff and loved it. Seriously, LOVED her stuff. However, I was a little afraid that I wasn't going to like this story, because it didn't have vampires or werewolves. A true fear, so I kept this far from my mind. I have basically have done all the Half-Moon Hallows books, I even tried Naked Werewolves books, and I started the Mystic Bayou books. So, I was running out of options to read/listen to Molly Harper. I decided to take a chance. So, fearful on what going to happen, which I shouldn't have. I started the story and I was hooked. Seriously HOOKED! I had so much fun with And One Last Thing.... Who would have guess?
Anyway, I absolutely loved Lacey Terwillirger. At first she's kind of down trodden, and doesn't know how to pick up the pieces of her life. However, it's amazing what she can do when you are stuck in a cabin and your only neighbor is a recluse cranky man. Basically, she rebuilding her life, and rediscovers who she is in the long run. It takes some trials and errors. It was fun watching her fumble along the way. I love that she learns to live with out her cheating ex. It's fun to see her interaction with Monroe, the recluse neighbor. They are a hoot together.
Overall, I was worry for nothing with And One Last Thing..., seriously I had fun. I laugh, and tried not get choked up, because I was out in public while listening to this story. I was thinking Sammy the Shark needs her own story and a love life, I mean it would be interesting after all she's a divorce lawyer. Great time. So much so that I had to listen to the story again. Also Amanda Ronconi does a super job. ...more
We finally get Gage and Nova together in Hunting Danger. They have been skirting around one another for the past four books.Posted on What I'm Reading
We finally get Gage and Nova together in Hunting Danger. They have been skirting around one another for the past four books. However, I think it was worth the wait. Possibly this is best book so far. we still have one more to get to. Anyway, we have action and danger lurking through this story. Lite on the romance, but it's kind of a romance budding when you are in emanate danger. Also the obvious reason, can't fall for a co-worker, because what if it goes south fear.
Basically, Nova's friend is in danger, and Nova wants to rush off to save her all by herself. Fortunately, she has friends looking out for her otherwise it would have gone down hill fast. Gage has the hots for her, but doesn't feel that he's good enough for Nova. Why take a chance when you feel that she's out of your league. Anyway, they take a trip to Montana to save the friend, of course it doesn't go as plan, and this is where the story gets a little more interesting.
Yes, Hunting Danger does pick up the suspense a little more once they get to Montana and being chase by the bad guys. Nova and Gage have there fee issues, because of work, and feeling unworthy for the other. We have it all cleaned up towards the end, but we also have a little teaser of the ultimate plot that has been going on for sometime. Overall, Hunting Danger is probably favorite of the series. I liked Nova and Gage's story.
The Governess Game was a pretty good read. I did enjoy this story a lot, but The Duchess Deal was way better. Don't get me wPosted on What I'm Reading
The Governess Game was a pretty good read. I did enjoy this story a lot, but The Duchess Deal was way better. Don't get me wrong this was a fantastic read, and Tessa Dare does an amazing job with the banter between these two. However, I think the stars of this book would have be Rosamund and Daisy along with Daisy's doll Millicent. Seriously, that was hilarious. They would have a funeral everyday for Millicent. That was too much, but so good. However, Chase took it like a chance. He was given guardianship over Rosamund and Daisy, and he's trying to make it through until they can send them away to school after all he's a horrible example of a guardian. He stumbles upon Alexandra Mountbatten who he mistaken as the governess.
Chase basically believes he found the perfect governess, but slowly finds out he was totally wrong. However, he's stuck with her, and her unorthodox ways of teaching. Again, she's not a governess, but a clock tuner. Chase basically has closed off his heart to everything, so Alex is going to break through his wall.
Yes, The Governess Game is like your typical aristocrat wanting the governess story. At the same time there are little quirks that make it a little different. For instance, the death of Millicent. I'm telling you that's hilarious, the ways she dies. We see deep down that Chase has a heart, but is fearful of letting it out. After all bad happens when he's suppose to care. Overall, The Governess Game is a pretty good read. I had a good time, and I can't wait for of this series. So, if aristocrats and governess are your thing, you are going to enjoy The Governess Game.
I actually listened to Accidental Sire a few months ago, and I'm just getting to writing my review. I'm guessing this is thePosted on What I'm Reading
I actually listened to Accidental Sire a few months ago, and I'm just getting to writing my review. I'm guessing this is the end of the Half-Moon Hollow books, because I'm not sure who else needs a story. I guess Molly could write side stories for the characters. Who knows what is going to happen, but I'm pretty sure this is the end.
So, we finally get a story for adorkable Ben Overby, who thought his life wouldn't be mixed up with vampires after he was dumped by Gigi. I guess he was wrong. Meagan Keene was "accidentally" killed in thrilling ultimate frisbee throwing contest. Anyway, she accidentally bites Ben and turns him with just a bite. Now they have to learn to live with one another and get past the issue that Meagan turned Ben.
I loved Accidental Sire. I love both Meagan and Ben. I think my favorite is Meagan, because she feels so alone. At times in the story, she does. A lot of her issues stem from being put in the foster care system. When Ben learns more about her past, he kind of feels bad for the way he treated her, but at the same time he's trying to cope with being turned himself. Each of them have learning and growing in this story. Along with that, they are trying to stay hidden from some crazed person.
Accidental Sire is one of my favorite in the series. If this book is the end of the series, I'm glad that it end on a high note. Also Amanda Ronconi does amazing job with this story. Especially Georgie's part. Yes, we get to see a lot more Georgie in here, and her and Meagan have a special bond. Overall, loved this story. I laughed, cried, and was over joy when it all worked out for Ben and Meagan....more
We finally have tackled another book that has been my TBR pile forever. YAY!!!! I'm glad I have finished Waking Up With a BiPosted on What I'm Reading
We finally have tackled another book that has been my TBR pile forever. YAY!!!! I'm glad I have finished Waking Up With a Billionaire, because it now completes the series. I would recommend not reading this story as a standalone. There are a few things that happen in the previous books that come back in Waking Up With a Billionaire, epecially Chloe's past. Other than that this was book was a pretty good read. I did enjoy Chloe and Grayson's interaction.
In Waking Up With a Billionaire we have two people that can't really stand each other. Okay, they both find each other attracted to one another, but Chloe is on the run and trying to stay hidden. While Grayson is trying to make sure the company stays intact while his brother's are away. He has to keep Chloe in town until Eden gets back from her honeymoon with Nash, by the way not an easy task. Anyway, Grayson helps Chloe overcome her past issues with her family. During this story, they draw closer to one another, they each help one another with their problems.
Overall, I did enjoyed Waking Up With a Billionaire, I thought it was a nice conclusion to the series. We have all the Beaumonts having a happy ever after. I even like the epilogue with family a few years down the road. These books need to be read together. I wouldn't recommend them being read separately, because a few of the things that happen in the previous books. Plus, these brothers are pretty tight. I think Grayson and Chloe's story is a good fit for them.
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Love Like Ours is a fairly sweet read. There's little conflict to the story. If you are in a need of a sweet love story likePosted on What I'm Reading
Love Like Ours is a fairly sweet read. There's little conflict to the story. If you are in a need of a sweet love story like this, look no further with a Love Like Ours. You crash into Talia and Derek's relationship quickly. At first there's a little conflict, because Talia thinks she's crushing on a student. Fortunately, Derek puts Talia at easy a little. Talia has to overcome some of her insecurities, but Derek is willing to be patient with her.
Love Like Ours could've had a little more conflict to develop that would have made the story move along a little faster. However, there is a slow buildup to this relationship that is sweet. There is a little conflict that kind of arises, but fizzles out before it even gets started. Overall, a sweet loving story. They seem to manage to overcome Derek's father's health issues with ease, which could have another point of contentions. Talia is extremely understanding in this part, but that's part of her character. Need something with little drama, you found the story with Love Like Ours.
YAY! I have tackled another Blogger Shame book. However, I kind of cheated here, I ended up buying the audiobook and it wasPosted on What I'm Reading
YAY! I have tackled another Blogger Shame book. However, I kind of cheated here, I ended up buying the audiobook and it was good thing. Seriously, I would have given up on Better Homes and Hauntings a long time ago. It's not a bad story, but there's a lot going on in the story. SOOOO much going on, and at times it was a bit overwhelming. So, had I read this book and tried to keep up with what was going on, I would have thrown in the towel. So, I had an Audible book credit, and need of a book I decided to give this one a shot. I'm glad I did, otherwise this would be sitting my shelf for even longer.
If I was stuck reading this Better Homes and Hauntings, it would have been a hot mess. I'm sorry it would have been, but fortunately I had Amanda Ronconi doing the reading for me. YAY! Seriously, I love when she reads Molly Harpers work. They are a match made in heaven. Anyway. There's a lot going in this story. So here we go:
The Cast of Characters (They are an interregnal part of the story): Deacon Whitney: The Billionaire who hired everyone that most of the important characters in the story. He wants to restore the family home. Nina Linden: The landscaper. This is her first real chance to get her business off the ground. She has an ex-boss lurking in the background trying to ruin things for her. Cindy Ellis: Owner of Cinderella Cleaning Service. Hired to clean and organize the house. Jake Rumson: Best friend to Deacon, and chief architect. Dotty Whitney: Cousin to Deacon, wants to write a story about the family, and the sordid past. Catherine Whitney: Mistress of Crane's Nest a long time ago. People believed that she ran away from her husband to be with her lover. Gerald Whitney: Husband to Catherine. Jack Donovan: The architect of the Crane's Nest, and supposed the lover of Catherine. Rick Douglas: Former boss to Nina.
Basically you have to keep track of most of these characters and their inner thoughts. However, all there thoughts and feelings center around the past with the three key players: Catherine, Gerald, and Jack. Along with that something is causing issues on the Crane's Nest trying to stop them from solving a mystery. Yes, there are a couple of Scooby Doo references going on in this story.
Overall, Better Homes and Hauntings wasn't a bad read/listen, more like overload. I think story just had so much crammed into it that makes it a bit overwhelming. I love Molly's humor, but you have so much crammed in that it became hard to keep track everything. Along with that we have the past showing up, and we see bits and pieces of what was going on in the lives, and eventually we learn the truth of what truly happen. What happens in the past kind impacts the present day. We have a couple of love lines going in the story. We have Nina and Deacon budding romance, and Cindy and Jake's too. We learn that Jake and Cindy have past together. Nina and Deacon have a lot of similar interests, but afraid that their budding romance is influenced by the dark presence on the island. Dotty is there to them all figure out whats really going. A lot mashed into the story. Had I read this on my own, I probably would have decided to come back to a much later date. However, it was a fun listen. It works a lot better as an audiobook. There you have it.
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Where to begin on The Marquess and the Maiden, I mean I'm kind of all over the place with my thoughts on this story. I did like the story, and I also liked Harriet and Oliver. However, during the story Harriet started to get on my nerves about her insecurities, I can completely understand where they were coming from. Oliver hurt her pretty bad when he was trying to get his life back together and his state of mind wasn't thinking marriage. He was callous towards Harriet, so I could understand why she had a hard time believing Oliver would ever want a girl like her. However, Harriet closed herself off from everyone in a sense. It takes a lot for her to believe that Oliver wants her, she had her friends trying to convince her that he might actually want her. Even though I like Oliver, what he did to Harriet was callous, and he never thought of the repercussion of his actions. He had to work twice as hard to prove to Harriet. Trust me that takes a LONG time.
I liked this story, because we have to characters that are not perfect. They both have flaws, and they both have a hard time seeing the beauty. Oliver is described as a handsome man, and he works very hard. However, society sees him as a monster. He was a gruff recluse for sometime. While Harriet is a bright spot who is a little more curvaceous than the ideal society girl. She does get picked on for that, like Oliver gets talked about his back about his limp. The Marquess and the Maiden is a decent story. Harriet did drive me a little nuts at times with her insecurities, and I did enjoy Oliver trying to prove that he wanted her.
Flirting with Forever was a cute read for a friends-to-lovers read, but I did struggle with this one. Not because it wasn'tPosted on What I'm Reading
Flirting with Forever was a cute read for a friends-to-lovers read, but I did struggle with this one. Not because it wasn't a good read, but mainly because they took soooo long to get together. They were just so friendly, that I wonder when they were going to get together. However, everything that happen in the book had a purpose. We have Natalie and Cameron who have been best friends forever. They both think that it's a dry spell that has them looking at one another like why haven't we gotten together. Natalie is on the move to find a new love, while Cam is trying to avoid the opposite sex because he made a pack with his other bestie, Jack. Watching Natalie and Cam trying to avoid the feelings they have while Cam isn't suppose to have sex for a month is an interesting time. Flirting with Forever did pick up speed once they realize that can't keep their hands off one of them.
Even though I did struggle at the beginning which is my personal feelings for friends-to-lovers read, but Flirting with Forever was a cute read. There were some lines absolutely love. Especially, when Natalie is talking to her mother. Her mother was judging a the ring being silver. I LOVE Natalie's response which I'm going to leave, because it's a great life lesson forever everyone:
Everything tarnishes, Mother. Even a marriage. We'll polish it. Don't you think over the course of my years-long friendship with Cam that we've argued? That we've had our ups and downs? But we love each other and believe in this. Nothing can stay tarnished forever. Even there friendship was work, and they know it's still going to be work in their romantic relationship, they can do it. I think we can take that advice and added to our lives. Things may become a little tarnish, but a little care can make it shine again.
I'm normally not a fan of friends-to-lovers story, but Love Machine was pretty awesome. Plus, I like that I didn't feel likePosted on What I'm Reading
I'm normally not a fan of friends-to-lovers story, but Love Machine was pretty awesome. Plus, I like that I didn't feel like a was watching potential train wreck. This is one of my fear when it comes to friends-to-lover. As I started reading this story, I knew I was going to love Love Machine. I had so much fun reading this book.
We start off with Keaton. She knows her way around stuff that would make the rest of us nod off. However, when it comes around being around the other sex, she has no clue what to do. She comes up with the idea that her best guy friend can teach her to be a man magnet and be marvelous in the bedroom. Slate knows his way around the bedroom, and Keaton figures he would be the best candidate. It's a little awkward, but it starts smoothing its way out fast. I love these two. They have been best friends forever, and they feel comfortable around one another.
I love the title, it made me laugh and actually think of the 70s song Love Machine by The Miracles. So, that made this book so much fun. Also, Keaton and Slate were pretty awesome together. Like I said I started reading the book I knew I was going to enjoy the story. Kendall Ryan grabbed my attention from the get go. If you are a friends-to-lovers kind of person you might enjoy the adventures Keaton and Slate. They have a lot of fun around one another and in the bedroom.
Hard Sell was an even better read than Hot Asset. I absolutely love the enemies to lovers troupe. They make the best reads,Posted on What I'm Reading
Hard Sell was an even better read than Hot Asset. I absolutely love the enemies to lovers troupe. They make the best reads, because they are at each other throats and something happens they are in love. Hard Sell is a fantastic read, because Matt and Sabrina aren't really friends, but have mutual friends. Plus, they have a history, which gives them issues to start off with. So, we have enemy to lovers, and pretend relationship. Talk about the best of both worlds.
Basically, the blurb talks about Matt and he has no trouble finding women, but he has a scandal that makes the Sam's question if they should keep him. Now Matt needs to find someone that can fix his image, and he knows the perfect person, Sabrina. Sabrina is known as the best fixer, and she's doing this favor for a friend, not because Matt asked. At first it's a bit rough, I mean they have an interesting relationship. Suddenly lines start to cross and it definitely gets interesting.
Hard Sell was pure joy to read. I had a fun time watching these two avoid tearing each other apart and slowly realize they are perfect for one another. I can't wait for Kennedy and Katie's story. Now that should be another good one to read. If you love that fake relationship, and enemies to lovers read you will have found a winner with Matt and Sabrina in Hard Sell.
Oh my heavens, The Honeymoon Trap was what I need this week. This book definitely tickle my funny bone. We have William CoviPosted on What I'm Reading
Oh my heavens, The Honeymoon Trap was what I need this week. This book definitely tickle my funny bone. We have William Covington trying to prove that he can handle his mother's company. Use to be a screw up, but he was young and dumb. Then we have Lucy Campbell who had a major crush on him when he was young and dumb, and she finds out that she's working with Will. When they first knew each other, she hadn't had her major transformation. I did enjoy this book, because it had romance, comedy, and a little more. It actually touched on the subject of bullying. Not in your face we should stop bullying, but woven in. Poor Lucy had the awful nickname caterpillar, but she did transformed herself into a beautiful person. Things definitely start to get interesting when Will and Lucy go on an assignment together. Throughout the book we see Will giving Lucy a chance to get to know the real him, but she shuts off things about her. I mean she doesn't want to be remembered as the caterpillar.
I laughed and cried with The Honeymoon Trap. This story was so much fun. I think there will be some that will be able to relate with Lucy, and feeling they're not good enough for what is in front of them. Yes, will is a little cocky. He grew up good looking with no troubles. Overall, this was a really good story. I can't wait to read more from this author.
Let me start by saying I was super excited to see that Kristen Proby had a new series coming out, and it was a must read. SoPosted on What I'm Reading
Let me start by saying I was super excited to see that Kristen Proby had a new series coming out, and it was a must read. So, I got my little hands on All The Way. I started reading, and I liked London Watson and Finn Cavanaugh. They were both pretty good characters at the beginning. As the story progress, I had trouble liking London. I think part of my problem with her was she would get upset with Finn for doing somethings, and he wouldn't understand why she was upset. I was even having a hard time understanding her reasons.
Anyway, the story was pretty much them getting to know each other, but they needed to work more on their communication skills. They seriously were lacking, but that's understandable with new relationships. All The Way was an all right story. I wish they would have played up the brother's addiction problem a little more, instead of having it all come out in the end. There were a few things I was thinking London was a bit naive in thinking. I liked Finn a lot more than London. I just couldn't generate any sympathy for her. I think if there was a little more backstory between her brother and herself I would had more. All The Way was a pretty even keel read with London and Finn getting it on a lot. It wasn't bad, but it was a little too much at times. I'm hoping the series is a little better, and this was just this is the first book and it's going to get better. Overall, it wasn't a bad read, but not a great one. One of the things that I love about this book was the cover, because it does match a scene in the story.
Where to begin with Born to be Wilde? I loved this story. I loved the last book, but I think with this series they have gottPosted on What I'm Reading
Where to begin with Born to be Wilde? I loved this story. I loved the last book, but I think with this series they have gotten better and better. At the end of Too Wilde to Wed we got a hint of what was going on with the story. We find out that Lavinia Gray and her mother are destitute. So, Lavinia needs to come with a plan to secure the two of them. In Born to be Wilde, we see Lavinia put the plan in motion. It starts off as an epic fail. EPIC! However, Parth is willing to help Lavinia find a wealthy husband. That's when it starts to get interesting.
Okay, Parth and Lavinia have a strain friendship. They seem to rub one another the wrong way. However, as the story develops it's not that don't like each, but more they are trying to hide their feelings for one another. I love these two characters. They bring out the worst and the best out of each of each other. We watch Lavinia's character grow so much in this story, because she's force to learn about her inner strength. Parth has to go through some changes to; I mean he has to channel his love for Lavinia not come out as disdain. So, it's a lot of fun to watch these.
Anyway, LOVED Born to be Wilde, and I can't wait for the next book. Seriously, you get a little tease at the end of the story, and my mouth was agape. Even without the tidbit on what's to happen it's a fantastic book. Those who have loved the previous books are still going to love the next installment. You can start this book without starting with the first book, but there are a lot of characters that are involve with this story. Plus, you don't want to miss out on the previous books.