Review | Hate Notes | Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

About The Book

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

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I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

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My Thoughts

What happens when you bring 2 seasoned writing artists together to create a new work of art?  You get a masterpiece.

Hate Notes is a fun contemporary romance for any HEA lover.  The storyline is unique in its own way and I was drawn into it from the very beginning.

The characters were so well written, that I could easily visual them in my head. A quirky female and a stubborn male….what could possibly go wrong.

With twist and turns and a few “Whoa, I didn’t see that coming” moments, Hate Notes is the perfect weekend read.

So stay in those comfy clothes, find a snuggly blanket, a cup of tea or a glass of wine and dive into this 4.5* read.

About The Authors
Vi Keeland

Vvi_headshot_2018i Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author.  With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living our her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

7105545She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor.  Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over 1.5 million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

In 2014, Penelope’s fourth novel, Stepbrother Dearest, became the #1 bestselling independently publish Kindle ebook of the year on Amazon.com and was credited with igniting an entirely new subgenre of romance.

Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

Penelope can be found chatting live with her readers in her private Facebook group, Penelope’s Peeps.

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Review | He Loves You Not | Tara Brown

He Loves You Not RDB TOUR BannerHappy Release Day Tara Brown.  Her new romantic comedy He Love You Not, the 2nd book in her Serendipity series, is now available.

About The Book

How can a fidelity test possibly go wrong? In this sweet and sexy romance, international bestselling author Tara Brown counts the ways…

IMG_2180Among her superrich friends, Lacey Winters never minded being the “poor one.” That is, until her tuition money and big dreams vanish overnight. Now Lacey has a plan to make some extra cash—a devilishly brilliant plan. For a fee, she’ll test your boyfriend to find out if he’s faithful or a cheating jerk. Her next target: a slick and sexy trust-fund playboy. Unfortunately for Lacey, his charms aren’t just legend. And before she knows it, she’s under his spell.

It was bad enough that Jordan Somersby’s father forced a spoiled “society princess” on him. Then Jordan had to go and find his dream girl—the beautiful, fun, and down-to-earth Lacey. And he’ll do anything to prove he’s sincere. But pretty soon it’ll be Lacey’s turn to prove that this is not just a game.

Because, when it comes to mixing love and deception, nothing is what it seems. And Lacey and Jordan are about to face the ultimate test.

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My Thoughts

I received a copy of He Loves You Not for my honest opinion and thoughts.

This was my first read by Tara Brown and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Every once in awhile I like to delve into the New Adult genres for a fun entertaining read and He Loves You Not does not disappoint.  Sex, scandal, romance and drama, Tara Brown has covered it all and topped it off with a well played out HEA.

Her characters are well written and the plot well thought out.

He Loves You Not is the perfect 4 star weekend read.

 

About The Author

I believe growing up in a really small town gives a person a little advantage when it comes to the imagination. You need one or you go mad.Tara Brown

Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That’s the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.

 I am happily married with two daughters. I have two giant dogs, two savage cats, and a penchant for a glass of red. Also, I drag my bread through the sauce. I can’t help myself, bread is life. According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn’t going well at all. I would still head off to Hogwarts tomorrow and I suspect there isn’t a single wardrobe I haven’t crept into, hoping to find the door to Narnia. And don’t even get me started on the King’s Road, I get lost.

 Fortunately, I am an international bestseller so I have wormed my way into a quirky or eccentric category.

 Thank God for that.

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Review | Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost | Lucy McConnell

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About The Book

Frost buried her hands in her face, feeling the pressure. Neither Stella or Robyn had the potential for love yet. They were starting from scratch.  But she had more than potential; she had an invitation.  It was up to her to find Tannon; get him to profess his love to her; and save her family, the North Pole, and Christmas for children all over the world.

Oh, Tannon, I hope you’re ready to love me.Frost

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My Thoughts

I was provided Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost for my honest review.

This was my first read by Lucy McConnell.  I had not yet read the first 2 books in the Marrying Miss Kringle and while there are references the books this is set as a standalone.

While I am not usually a reader of the typical HEA romance, I do love Christmas stories and wanted to give Miss McConnell and her holiday book a shot.  I was delightedly entertained and even though it’s not yet Halloween, this book definitely put me in the Christmas spirit.

Her characters include a quirky, headstrong female and a brooding, pain in the ass male….what could possibly go wrong???

Written with witty holiday puns and a play on festive wording, Frost’s book is the perfect weekend read to set the mood for the Christmas season.  Pull out a big cozy blanket, a big mug of hot chocolate, and devour the pages of this sweet 4.5 star read.

I really enjoyed taking a chance on Marrying Miss Kringle: Frost and will be looking into Lucy McConnell other Christmas novels as the holiday season approaches.

About the Author

Award-winning author, Lucy McConnell, love Christmas, romance, chocolate and Elvis.

After graduating from the University of Utah, she became the editor at an advertising Christina Young Chef Author Photoagency before moving to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loves teaching and often misses the academic environment.

Lucy retired from teaching and began to write articles and sweet romance novels.  She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock.

If she’s not at the computer, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and four kids on the ski slopes, on a bike, in the kitchen, or on a horse.

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Release & Review | Indeed | Amabel Daniels

Happy Release Day Amabel Daniels

About the Book

Ready to indulge her wanderlust, hotel server Louie finds herself stuck in Miami with a 513SDg4JbmLbroken-down car. Her plans to skip town are foiled until a disheveled, handsome man makes her an offer she can’t refuse—five grand to act as his arm candy for the night. No strings attached.

Desperate to get a promotion to VP, but sabotaged by his bachelor status, Marc panics and asks one of the workers at the company’s banquet to stand in as his date for the evening. Lying isn’t his forte, but with Louie at his side, he hopes he’s leveled the playing field.

Louie figures it would just be an adventure to laugh about later. But when his boss also insists she come along on their business cruise, Marc invites her, excited to see her again, even though they are only pretending at love. Charmed by his clumsiness and intelligence, she agrees, only to regret her decision when something continues to build between her and Marc. Something neither can consider acting on because…he’s paying her…and neither is willing to mix money with love.

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My Thoughts

I received an ARC of Indeed from Amabel Daniels for my honest opinion.

This was my first read by Miss Daniels and I’m glad I chose well because I wasn’t disappointed.

Right from the beginning I could tell that Indeed would be different from your typical HEA. The chemistry and the witty banter between Louie and Marc was really well written. I was hooked into the plot right from the beginning all the way through to the end.

Told from a dual POV, with a strong female lead, Indeed is a perfect summer or weekend read. It has everything that you are looking for all between 2 gorgeous covers.

Amabel Daniels weaves her words and entangles her readers. She writes with wit and humour but never loses sight of her end goals. The happily ever after.

Definite 5 Star read for me!

 

About the Author

Amabel Daniels lives in Northwest Ohio with her patient husband, adventurous toddler, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsmiley baby, and a collection of too many cats and dogs. Although she holds a Master’s degree in Ecology, her true love is finding a good book. When she isn’t spending time outdoors, she’s busy brewing up her next novel, usually as she lets her mind run off with the addictive words of “what if…”

 

Amabel will also be an attending author at this year’s Once Upon A Book in Michigan.

 

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Review | What Happens In Vegas | Shana Gray

About the Book

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Tough-as-nails detective Bonni Connolly is on a girls’ Vegas getaway with her college friends, when she hits the jackpot. Taking advantage of her gift from Lady Luck, Bonni upgrades their trip for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in luxury and glamour. Seizing the opportunity to break out from her normal (formal) cop style, she splurges on a slinky designer dress and a VIP booth in an exclusive club. That’s when she sees him, and Bonni decides there’s another once-in-a-lifetime thing she wants to have: a vacation fling.

Meets the gambler…

Professional poker player Quinn Bryant is in town for one of the largest tournaments of the year and (as always) he plans to win. Determined to start off his vacation by getting lucky, he heads to his favorite club, where he spots Bonni across the dance floor. Fortune smiles on him when Bonni picks up the cards he puts down. However, what starts as a Vegas hook-up soon turns into something more, as Bonni learns to see the man behind the poker face.

The stakes have never been higher.

Even though Bonni’s trip has an end date and there is another tournament calling Quinn’s name, their strong connection overcomes their difference and they start to wonder if what happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay there.

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My Thoughts

I was provided an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest thoughts.

What Happens in Vegas is a great read if you are looking for something fun, easy and light.

Four quirky women in Vegas on a girls weekend…..what could possibly happen, right?!?!

I enjoyed the plot of this book, even though it is somewhat typical of a HEA romance book.  I really liked getting to know the women and their characteristics and look forward to seeing what is in store for them in the upcoming books.

Ms. Gray’s What Happens in Vegas is the perfect book for your next weekend read or that beach vacation your going to take.

Oh and I loved her references to Ontario, Canada!!!

I give What Happens in Vegas 3.5 stars!

 

About The Author

Shana Gray writes contemporary romance and womens fiction that just might make you laugh. Her books can be found at Headline Eternal Romance, Entangled Publishing, 4408328Harlequin Blaze, and Random House Loveswept, she is also an indie author. Her international top seller, WORKING GIRL is available in six languages.  A mom of two grown sons, a future daughter-in-law, and was adopted by her black cat, she lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada. When she’s not writing or at the day job, she spends time with her family, menagerie of pets, enjoying a fine red or rose wine and is always eyeing travel plans  ready to fly off at the drop of a hat to experience the beauty of the world around us.

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