Have you ever gotten the feeling at the beginning of a book that you were missing something and yI felt like I was missing things at the start!
Have you ever gotten the feeling at the beginning of a book that you were missing something and you just can’t get into it after that? I had that experience with this book. It wasn’t a bad story, I just was missing something in the beginning and it never clicked. It was like the relationship between this couple started in the middle and I didn’t like that.
The heroine Victoria (a.k.a. Tory, a.k.a. Gigi), was at the wedding of her supposed husband’s stepdaughter. It seemed like from the start she had already something going on with the Hero, but in fact I think she just met him. Though he said some completely inappropriate things to her for someone he just met, especially someone who was married. She reacted oddly and I just didn’t understand what was going on.
From there the relationship jumped from one completely inappropriate situation to another and even if he was the hottest guy I had ever seen and a billionaire to boot, I can’t see anyone putting up with his crap. So it was a bit unbelievable. A lot times when the Hero is an alphahole, there is something at least that I can hang on to as to why the heroine is attracted to him. For example some hot steamy scenes where he gets her all riled up and you can see the attraction despite his other behavior.
However, even though there were some steamy scenes early on. He kept leaving her hanging and between that and his rude behavior, I just wasn’t feeling him until further on in the book when he started getting nicer. I just kept thinking that if I were her, I wouldn’t bother with him. I would walk out and never see him again. Though in truth she had a reason not to leave, she needed something from him, so I kept reading.
Saint and his friends were actually very funny the way they ragged on each other about women and macho things like boxing and who can beat whom. It definitely got much better when Saint started realizing he had feelings for tory and I ended up liking the story quite a bit.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
Thanks to Veronica Eden, R. Holmes and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for this ARC. *RTC
BLURB From bestselling authors R. Holmes & Veronica Eden coThanks to Veronica Eden, R. Holmes and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for this ARC. *RTC
BLURB From bestselling authors R. Holmes & Veronica Eden comes an all-new steamy new adult enemies-to-lovers holiday romcom standalone.
Two inns, one town, and there’s not enough room for the both of them.
Add in a reindeer-ish donkey, a Christmas competition, and a rivalry to end all rivalries and you’re bound to end up in disaster, right?
Finn Mayberry has enough on his plate trying to keep his Grandparents inn afloat. The last thing he needed was some California state of mind starlet bulldozing into his town and throwing up a five-star resort right next to his family’s inn.
But, now she’s here and he can’t get her out of his town or his head.
Freya Anderson took one look at the snowcapped mountains of Hollyridge and fell in love. She’s finally here and ready to take on the task of proving to her father that she can handle running Alpine.
She never expected to make enemies with the sinfully delicious lumberjack of a man who runs the inn next door. He’s moody, impossible and completely off limits.
There can only be one winner, but you know what they say. All is fair in love and… Jingle Wars?...more
Thanks to Netgalley and Inkyard press for approving me for this ARC. I read the first book, Day Zero and really enjoyed it, so I have been waiting on Thanks to Netgalley and Inkyard press for approving me for this ARC. I read the first book, Day Zero and really enjoyed it, so I have been waiting on this one ever since.
BLURB RULE ONE: THOSE WHO PANIC DON’T SURVIVE IT’S AS TRUE NOW AS IT WAS THE DAY OUR WORLD EXPLODED INTO CHAOS
Jinx Three months ago, all I wanted was to stay up late playing video games and pretending the world was fine. With my parents’ role in a massive political conspiracy exposed, I ended up on the run, desperate to rescue my little brother, Charles, from the clutches of The Opposition. I used to hate my father’s obsession with disaster prepping. But as I fight my way across a war-torn country and into a secret military research facility with only my stepsister to count on, I realize that following Dr. Doomsday’s Guide for Ultimate Survival might be our only hope of surviving to see Charles again.
MacKenna Once, I had it all. The right backstory. The right qualifications. But my life as a student journalist was destroyed forever in the explosions that triggered the country’s meltdown. Now I’m determined to help Jinx get our little brother, Charles, back. But we also have to find our own reasons to survive. Somehow, I’ve become the first reporter of the new civil war. In a world where your story is your ultimate weapon, I have to become the toughest freedom fighter of all. ...more