Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Book Review - Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

ABOUT THE BOOK


First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order. . . .

Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.

Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night stand might’ve led me to the one.

Praise for Knocked Up

“Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet, and has a modern writing style that makes all of her stories feel fresh and fun.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

“A broody alpha hero with heart . . . I fell madly in love with Braxton from the very first page. Prepare to pull and all-nighter with Knocked Up.USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
Knocked Up is secret-baby trope perfection! Loved the very sexy, overprotective Braxton. A great read!”—Wendy S. Marcus, author of All I Need Is You“Braxton is your ultimate tattooed father-to-be—sweet and ever so sexy.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of the Pushing Limits series

The steamy standalone novels in Stacey Lynn’s Crazy Love series can be read together or separately:
FAKE WIFE | KNOCKED UP

REVIEW


Knocked Up was a surprisingly nice summer read.  The characters were quirky and not only well developed but also had fun personalities.  Braxton is a great mix of soft Alpha that any woman would easily fall for and Cara is easy to respect and root for.  Anyone who loves a surprise pregnancy trope will love this book but if you enjoy a nice sweet love story you'll enjoy this as well.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stacey Lynn is the author of more than two dozen romance and erotic romance novels. Many of which have been Amazon Best Sellers.

Her latest release, Fake Wife, is available on all retailers and getting excellent reviews! http://amzn.to/2sxD1Up

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Review - Tempted by her Island Millonaire by Nina Singh

ABOUT THE BOOK


A vacation with the millionaire…!

A tropical temptation!

After escaping her stifling marriage, Rita Paul is on beautiful Maui for her best friend’s wedding and her first adventure as a single woman! Rita isn’t looking to settle down again, but she’s still intrigued by the bride’s brother, eternal bachelor Clint Fallon. A week on the exotic island tempts Rita and Clint closer together. But back in the real world, will they break their no-commitment rules?

REVIEW

This is a sweet story if not a little predictable.  Both characters gradually grew throughout the story which made it more interesting and stand out from other similar plots.  This is the first book by Nina Singh I've read but would be interested in reading more by her in the future.


OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy


Friday, July 13, 2018

Book Review - The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

ABOUT THE BOOK


Get ready for your next favorite romantic comedy, THE REAL DEAL, from 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely!

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsForHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.
Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold.
Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.
She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.
He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.
They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.
But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

REVIEW

Funny, sexy, well written, great characters... there is so much to love about this story.  First the whole concept of one-off acting jobs through craig's list as a date is such a modern idea and crazy yet entirely plausible.  Theo is a very interesting character and I really enjoyed getting to know him and his family and their backstory.  April's family on the other hand steals the show in the book.  Again, her family is so over the top, yet could totally happen in real life.  Between the antics and the chemistry this story is a really fun read and I recommend for anyone looking for a good summer romcom.


OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she'll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Review - I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne


They were "just friends." Until one tried to teach the other the art of seduction ... And became thoroughly seduced.


I THINK I LOVE YOU
Oxford - Book 5
Lauren Layne
Releasing July 10, 2018
Loveswept


A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.”

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.

NOW AVAILABLE!



Review
I can't even tell you how excited I was to see this Oxford book released.  I had thought the series was over and have grown to love these guys.  I love friends-to-lovers stories and Brit and Hunter were so much fun to read about.  I particularly like the fact that neither of them were attracted to each other previously and that this was an organic progression.  As always, Layne brings the funny and the sexy, and I recommend this for anyone who loves a romantic comedy.


Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in nine languages. Lauren's work has been featured in Publishers WeeklyGlamourThe Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City.

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