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Review of Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4) by Lauren Layne

“Death by flu, transmitted by kiss.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 218 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story.

Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams.

Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Georgie is known for staying out late and partying with her friends, but lately that lifestyle hasn’t had much appeal. What does hold her interest is the man who walks past the front desk every morning at exactly 5 AM. She loves to torment him because he’s the only person she knows who doesn’t seem to like her and it drives her crazy. She likes to be liked, even if it means stopping and picking up donuts every single morning.

“I hope the Wicked Witch’s flying monkeys carry you away and I never have to see you again.”

Andrew has his own reasons for sticking to his tight morning schedule, not that he’d admit to them. He’s a divorce attorney and because he sees the horrible side of marriage he isn’t the type to want to rush into a relationship, and the thought of marriage isn’t exactly on the his list of top things to do. He takes proper etiquette to an entirely new and annoying level.

“It would seem that my incentive to leave and my incentive to stay are one and the same.”

Walk of Shame is a hilariously sweet read. It takes two of the most unlikely people who seem to enjoy driving the each other crazy and puts them in a scenario that can only have one outcome. I mean how could you not fall for someone who would drop everything to take care of you?!?! Mix the sweet with their daily banter meant for nothing else but to win one over on the other and you have an entertaining book.

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Review of Quiet Love (Chapters of Love #2) by Helena Rac

“You’re my star. You’re my whole universe.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 228 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Daniel met Rose the day he was born and they became lifelong friends, but at nineteen he fell in love with her and had no clue how to tell her. After a few years of falling harder and harder he decides to tell her, only his plan didn’t work out like he’d expected. As a matter of fact it didn’t work out at all, which led to his sabbatical after school. What he didn’t expect was that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

“That was undoubtedly the most knee-wobbling, heart-throbbing, near-orgasm-inducing kiss I’ve ever had. And it came from a person I never would have thought could kiss like that.”

Rose wanted the fairy tale happy ending, but after bad relationships and sucky first dates she was beginning to wonder if that was even a possibility for her. Then her best friend, Daniel, came back to town and moved in with her. After a misplaced touch here and an awkward moment there she began wondering what it would be like to be with her best friend, but always dismissed the idea as her needing a date.

“And then she moans – a sultry, smoky kind of sound – and I swear it’s the most erotic sound that’s ever graced a person’s mouth.”

Although they fall in love with each other at different times their love is a slow burning one meant to last forever. Quiet Love is a heartwarming friends to lovers book that will leave your heart content and a smile on your face.

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Review of Teach Me Something (Something #4) by Aubrey Bondurant

“…life is too short to fake an orgasm.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 298 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Life is short, and sometimes you have to take chances…

Catherine Davenport is successful in her career, but doesn’t have the same skill when it comes to her love life. After a painful divorce, she’s finding the new world of dating both intimidating and frustrating.

Tired of striking out, she takes the extreme measure of enlisting the help of an instructor in a private club who offers sessions on how to improve her dating strategy as well as her overall sexual confidence.

‘Calvin’, the masked man with the piercing blue eyes and husky voice not only challenges her to step out of her comfort zone, but encourages her to unlock her repressed adventurous side with various lessons.

She feels like she’s making progress until her worlds collide and the identity of the man privy to her most intimate details is shockingly revealed as someone she knows.

Can Catherine put her insecurities aside to take a chance on love where she least expected it? Or will her past interfere with her ability to plan a future with the one man who truly knows the real her.

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fourth book of the “Something Series”
Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

I loved this book! Hell I’ve loved this entire series! If you want laugh out loud comedy combined with damn I need my man here right now hotness then The Something Series is for you.

I truly enjoyed Catherine’s character in the previous books and I was so happy to finally read her story. She’s divorced, mid thirties, and has no kids and all she wants is to settle down and have babies with someone, but she can’t seem to get over the dating hurdle. With a little assistance ‘Calvin’ helps her work through her issues. However, ‘Calvin’ isn’t his real name and a mask can only hide so much when all the other details are so memorable.

“I would have put on my clothes, but the ball told me not to bother.” ~another Magic 8 ball decision. Some of these are quite hilarious.

‘Calvin’ realized who his masked client was when they were hanging out together as friends. Talk about awkward; realizing his client is a friend that he seems to hang around a lot because of their mutual friends. And what oh what to do about it when it’s obvious they both realize that their identities are no longer secret, especially when he has his own secrets to hide.

“We’re just rolling with this and not overthinking it. I mean it, Cath. You’re going to turn your brain off and listen to your body, which I plan on being inside of in about five minutes.”

These two ignite the pages with their steamy romance in Teach Me Something. Let me just say…oh yes, he’ll definitely teach her something. Between their stubbornness, his easygoingness, her mother’s over the top remarks, and the oh-my-goodness sex I couldn’t put this book down. And yes I have the red puffy eyes to prove that I was literally up all night reading.

My Favorite Laughable Moments have to be Catherine’s mother’s comments.

“My God, would you look at those abs? Cathy, please tell me the word ‘friend’ is only a cover so your parents won’t know you’re in reality sleeping with this man.”

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Review of A Daring Proposition (Dare to Love) by Casey Hagen

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“I had the best intentions, but I was wrong.”

 

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 108 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Boudoir photographer Emberly Blair uses her unusual creative talents to do more than snap steamy photos. Her passion? Using artistic sensuality to help other women find their hidden beauty. Rooted in a family tragedy, Emberly’s work is her life’s mission, and she takes seriously every nuance of light and shadow in the images she creates. What she doesn’t take seriously is the uptight millionaire who lands on her doorstep in need of a good headshot, a female escort, and someone to curb his sarcastic tongue.

IT genius and philanthropist Seth Owens doesn’t pay much attention to anything not connected to an electronic grid—until he meets smart and sexy Emberly Blair. He considers her work superficial smoke-and-mirrors, but knows that where there’s smoke there’s flame, and Emberly is it. When Emberly suggests they make a trade—she’ll accompany him to a dedication event where he is the reluctant star if he’ll be her plus-one at a wedding—Seth agrees to walk into the fire.

The fire becomes a sensual blaze that consumes Seth and Emberly. But just as they begin to believe that their love might be strong enough to burn high and hot for a lifetime, Seth makes a move that Emberly can’t forgive. It will take more than a few sparks to relight their relationship—and a deeper understanding by both of them of what it takes to forge a forever love.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from N K Author Services in exchange for an honest review*

Emberly is a ball of fire wrapped up in sarcasm and hilarity. The stuff that comes out of this woman’s mouth will either completely offend you or have you laughing out loud. I’m guilty of the latter. She likes to call things as she sees them and she has absolutely no filter.

“I’ll have you know, I’m a great roomie in a hotel. I won’t make a peep if you slap the salami after catching a glimpse of my side boob.”

Seth was interested in Emberly the moment he saw her, but once he discovers her profession he’ll form his own bias opinions and in doing so he’ll reap her wrath for them, especially when he needs her to put those skills to work for him.

“His life had gone from, head down, nose to the grindstone simple to three-hundred pound, seventy-year-old drag queen, giving a lap dance, in short-shorts, with his old, wrinkled balls falling out the leg hole wrong.”

A Daring Proposition is a laugh out loud fun and entertaining read. It puts two unlikely people together, throws in a proposition neither can resist, and tops it off with a sizzling and intense romance. Of course there’s the drama that will put a little snag in their romance, but good story doesn’t have drama. At least the intentions come from a good place…and it’s not his wallet.

Note: This is part of a series, but there is no reference as to what number it is in the series or if it’s a standalone.

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Review of The Accidental Elopement (Chance Romance #3) by Maggie Dallen

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Revenge Is Never As Sweet As Love

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 176 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 First comes love, then comes marriage—or is it the other way around?

Lucia is an Italian spitfire with big dreams like her billionaire grandfather. But she wants to become a top tier fashion designer, not the heir to the family business in Italy. Now is her only chance to forge her own path. And what better place to start than in New York City? But working behind a bar doesn’t exactly pay the rent. Her trust fund would come in handy, but she needs to get married first. Luckily, she may have found the perfect husband candidate in her co-worker, who just happens to be the most charismatic and devastatingly gorgeous man she’s ever met . . .

There’s more to Ryan’s charming smile than meets the eye—he’s out for revenge and working for his enemy is his best bet at getting it. When Lucia comes to him with her crazy plan, he sees a perfect opportunity to make his move. But doing that could mean hurting his new wife. They say nothing’s sweeter than revenge—but “they” never met a woman like Lucia . . .

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Books – Lyrical Shine via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Lucia wants the freedom to make her own decisions and to follow her dreams. She might not have gone about it in the best of ways, but her heart was in the right place. She wanted to succeed so badly that she was willing to do whatever it took, which led her to Ryan, and then to her crazy proposal.

Ryan had his own agenda, one to hopefully save his family from themselves, but once he met Lucia his heart wasn’t in the original plan any longer. However, her plan could work out for him just as much as it would her. Get married, get rich, get payback…simple as that. Or so he thought.

Lucia and Ryan may have gotten together for other reasons, but their chemistry wouldn’t be denied for long. The Accidental Elopement is a heartwarming story about following your dreams, falling in love, and how revenge can destroy the best things in life.

I had a difficult time getting pulled in. Lucia was all about her agendas and Ryan was always secretive and dealing with his own issues. Yes, they had their moments, but overall they didn’t even seem to click that much.

Jenn 3 Heart

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Blog Tour – Review of Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion #1) by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Bedded Bliss

Cheers to Drunken Decisions!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Rock Star Romance

Book Length (Est.): 375 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…
until someone ends up married.
Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn’t a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Two people. One undeniable connection.

Chloe had the rock star fiancé and when he died all he left her was a son to raise all by herself. She wanted no part of that world anymore. Her sole focus was providing for her son. But her son’s godfather thought she deserved a weekend away with her girlfriends in Vegas and lets just say that they may have gone together, but they all left separately. Bet those friends have some stories of their own to tell.

Michael needed to clean up his image thanks to a crazed fan who happened to be engaged to Mr. Rich and Powerful, but never in his wildest dreams did he think settling down with a wife and step son was in that equation. Because of his parents and their many marriages he didn’t think to highly of marriage and he swore to himself if he ever did say ‘I do’ that it would be forever…even if he didn’t remember saying the words.

Chloe is sweet and hardworking, she never wants a handout, and would do anything for her son. Michael, however, came from money and due to his up and coming rock star career he has plenty of his own too, but he’s not the type of person who would flaunt it.

There are moments when I actually felt bad for Michael, because he had to deal with a ghost who still had a hold on Chloe. He is incredible and goodness gracious I wish men like him were real. At every turn he was trying to prove to her that he was worth her love. Her, on the other hand, I occasionally wanted to yell at for trying too hard at keeping her distance.

Bedded Bliss brings happiness out of what otherwise could have been a huge drunken mistake. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we all like our bad boy rock stars, but we absolutely love when they’re hopeless romantics underneath all that rock god persona, and if you agree with that then you’ll love this book!

The only part I wasn’t a complete fan of was toward the end of the book it starts jumping – two weeks here, two weeks there – and it felt too fast compared to the rest of the book.

My Favorite Moment: Valentine’s Day!

Jenn 4 Heart

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Excerpt:

Chloe moaned. Why couldn’t she move?

Had she ended up with another Johnson sleeping with her again? Jinx wasn’t usually the cuddling type, but Ivy liked to spoon sometimes. She grunted and tried to wiggle free.

Was Ivy groping her boob? Okay, that might require a conversation about personal space. And seriously when had Ivy become close to two tons? She opened her eyes and immediately slammed them shut. Too bright.

Not good.

So not good.

Just how much had she guzzled last night? And her mouth tasted like death. Thank God it was Sunday. Obviously, she didn’t know how to handle Vegas.

A groan dented her personal flogging. Not a girl groan.

“Oh, fuck.”

No. No. No.

She squeezed her eyes shut so tightly that sparklers started going off behind her eyelids. She didn’t. She wouldn’t.

Flashes of bodies grinding in a dark room tightened her throat.

You can do it. Open your eyes. Big girl panties, goddammit.

Was she wearing panties? She wiggled her legs.

Sweet peaches, she so wasn’t.

Chloe forced herself to open her eyes and look down. Definitely not the shirt she’d been wearing last night. Was that Dave Grohl? Why had her boobs had grown at least two sizes?

Because a male hand was cupping each of them like she was his own personal rock wall.

She suppressed another moan when the man’s hands tightened. His thumb flicked over her nipple and it responded instantly.

“Oh God.”

He groaned and pushed up her shirt. “Round two?” he asked in a fuzzy mumble.

“Round none!” She kicked out and connected with something before she scrambled up against the headboard.

“Fuck me.” The man curled into a fetal position.

Dark hair and naked shoulders. Was that a tattoo? Was he naked under the sheet?

She didn’t wait to find out. She leaped off the bed. Not her hotel room. This one was bigger with only one bed. A lake-sized mattress with tangled white sheets.

She was going to be sick. She lunged for the bathroom, slamming the door and locking it before she skidded in front of the toilet. Her stomach revolted until there was nothing but dry heaves shuddering through her.

“Are you all right?”

No, she wasn’t all right. She’d awakened in a strange hotel room with a strange man. She gripped the edge of the bowl, frowning as something clicked against the porcelain.

She pulled shaking fingers away and flushed, then stumbled to the sink.

Her eyes were bloodshot, her pupils absolutely huge. Blindly, she fumbled with the faucet, causing another clink of metal against metal. She stuck her head under the spray to rinse away the sick.

She needed eight toothbrushes and a magic eraser for her brain.

Actually, not so much on the erasing because she couldn’t remember a damn thing.

How had she ended up here?

Why couldn’t she remember?

Where the hell was her phone?

Auto-pilot kicked in as she pumped soap on her hands. Metal clicked against metal. She still had on Snake’s ring. She couldn’t seem to take it off, but she’d moved it to her right hand.

That was only one hand.

Something flashed on her left hand.

On her ring finger.

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Review of Graffiti in Love (Love and Lawbreakers #1) by G.G. Andrew

Graffiti in Love

Taking Risks 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Length (Est.): 273 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

KaveMan is a London graffiti artist–world famous, wealthy, brilliantly creative. And Laurel Xavier hates him.

Laurel, a laid-off city planner, is bitter from compromising her dreams and still losing her sensible job. So when she gets a glimpse of the mysterious KaveMan, whose dream is apparently painting others’ property in her hometown of New Haven, she’s determined to find him, unmask him, and ruin his so-called career–even if it means losing some shoes and self-respect in the process.

But why does chasing KaveMan make her feel more alive than she’s felt in years?

KaveMan isn’t used to sharing his real self, let alone his real name. But when he’s caught by Laurel Xavier, he starts to realize the one woman he yearns to whisper his secrets to is someone who would scream his identity from the highest rooftop. That would mean the end of his work, his passion. It can’t ever happen.

Unfortunately, he bloody well can’t seem to stay away from her.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Laurel has an artistic soul, but life pushed her towards something more stable and secure…which also ended her up jobless. Now the only art she does is on the side for her own pleasure. When KaveMan comes to town she sees it as an outrage, but she doesn’t get personally obsessed with stopping him until he targets her with his “art”.

“Maybe if you see him you should invite him to have sex with you,” Kim said, watching her sister’s reaction. “You seem like you could use it.”

KaveMan uses art to brighten up the world. He doesn’t see it as vandalism, not when he’s adding color to the dreary. Even though he enjoys what he does I kind of think of him as a lonely man who’s stuck hiding behind his persona. It’s nice watching how he begins to open up once he meets Laurel.

“No, we’re not safe,” he murmured, trailing a finger down her cheek. “I’m never bloody safe when I’m around you.”

Graffiti in Love is about finding yourself while embracing change. The game of cat and mouse between Laurel and KaveMan is interesting and entertaining as their worlds collide. And I loved how it ended!

I’d love to read more about Laurel’s sister and the cop…now that should make for an interesting story.

My Favorite Phrase: “Mental Masturbation.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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