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Sep 07
{Review} Under the Hood by Sally Clements @sallywriter @entangledpub

{Review} Under the Hood by Sally Clements @sallywriter @entangledpub

Today I have my review of the first book in the Under the Hood trilogy, but the trilogy has just been released in a box set and is on sale for $0.99 so be sure to grab a copy for yourself! Under the Hood is the first book in the Under The Hood trilogy by Sally Clements. The Under the Hood trilogy is an adult contemporary romance series that follows a group of female mechanics working at an all female garage. Each of the books can be read as standalones, but they are set in the same world. And right now, you can grab a box set of all of the books for 99 cents!(it’s such a steal, btw!) I love the idea behind the Under the Hood garage. It is set up to cater towards female clients, who might feel intimidated or taken advantage of at garages with male mechanics because they may not know the questions to ask. And what I loved even more is that they offer… Read more »

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Sep 02
{Review} Worked Up by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @BrazenBooks

{Review} Worked Up by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @BrazenBooks

Worked up is the third book in the adult contemporary Made in Jersey series by Tessa Bailey. I loved this book so hard. I stayed up until 2 am reading, and it is the first thing that has put a smile on my face in days. (it has been a tough couple of days…) Worked up works well as a standalone. I have not read either of the previous two books in the Made in Jersey series, and while we do see glimpses of the couples, they do not distract from Duke and and Sam’s story. The focus is always on the two of them. Worked up is the perfect beach or poolside read for people looking for a romance as hot as the Florida sun. Worked up is told in dual narrative bewteen main characters Duke and Sam. Duke is always taking care of everyone around him. His best friend’s family lives with him, and he is resident babysitter to their four year old daughter. And Duke’s four divorcee… Read more »

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Aug 26
{Review+Giveaway} Seducing the Boss by Mari Carr

{Review+Giveaway} Seducing the Boss by Mari Carr

Seducing the Boss is an adult contemporary romance by Mari Carr. I picked this book up because I loved the summary, but I didn’t love the title (still don’t because I don’t believe that really fits the tone of the story) and I don’t love the cover, but I wanted to give it a shot because the summary sounded like it would be a cute romance that I would enjoy. I think I should have trusted my gut on this one, because while I did like it a little, I didn’t love it. I will say that I seem to be the odd one out on this opinion because on goodreads everything I saw was 4 or 5 stars. Seducing the Boss is told in dual narrative between Sara and Kellum. I think part of my problem is that I just didn’t love Kellum. I know, go ahead and stone me now, but I found him to be kind of a shallow jerk. Especially at the start of the story,… Read more »

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Aug 24
{Review+Giveaway} Blind Spot by @KatanaCollins

{Review+Giveaway} Blind Spot by @KatanaCollins

Sometimes you just need a good college romance to get your romance feelers satisfied. At least, sometimes I do. And Blind Spot by Katana Collins totally hit the spot for me. Blind Spot is a new adult college contemporary romance, and I really enjoyed it. I had a little snag with the plot details early on, but the characters more than made up for it. Overall, this was a satisfying romance for me. Blind Spot is told in dual narrative between Shelby and Tate. Shelby is your classic stubbornly independent college girl. She falls into the new adult stereotype that I have seen a bit too much of. The, had a hard past, but determined to make it on your own- and stubborn to the point where you refuse to accept help of any kind from anyone. It is the last part of the stereotype that irks me. I get wanting to make it on your own. I really do, but being stubborn to a fault is something I could… Read more »

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Aug 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

{Review+Giveaway} The Best Friend Bargain by @RobinBielman @entangledpub

The Best Friend Bargain is the third book in the adult contemporary romance Kisses in the Sand series by Robin Bielman. I read the first book in the series, Keeping Mr. Right Now and I really enjoyed it. I missed the second book in the series, but that is ok because while each of the books are set in the same world, they each work really well as standalones. The Best Friend Bargain is a fun, quick little read that will put a smile on your face. The Best Friend Bargain is told in dual narrative between Olivia and her best friend Danny. I’m not sure why, but when I originally read the summary, I thought this was going to be a fake marriage/relationship/fake baby turned real type of book, but I was wrong. This is a very real marriage and baby book. It took me a little by surprise when I 1) found out that Olivia was actually pregnant, by someone other than Danny and she really wanted to marry… Read more »

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Aug 12
{Review} #ResistingtheRebel by Lisa Brown Roberts @LBrownRoberts

{Review} #ResistingtheRebel by Lisa Brown Roberts @LBrownRoberts

Resisting the Rebel is a young adult contemporary romance by author Lisa Brown Roberts. It is a fake relationship trope story. I have seen so many of these this year, that even though I love them so much, I can’t help but compare them to one another. Resisting the Rebel is a book that I almost gave up on. I would say, for about the first 20% of the story or so, I really wasn’t liking this story. I just kept thinking to myself that the characters were a little too over the top. They were all cliches, which doesn’t normally bother me, but they were each just too much. And because I have read so many fake boyfriend/girlfriend stories, I couldn’t help but feel like this one didn’t measure up to the others. But then…Resisting the Rebel really started to pick up. I ended up enjoying this one, much to my surprise. I still didn’t love it as much as some other fake relationships books I have read this… Read more »

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Aug 11
{Review+Giveaway} Playing by Her Rules by @AmyAndrewsbooks @BrazenBooks

{Review+Giveaway} Playing by Her Rules by @AmyAndrewsbooks @BrazenBooks

Playing by Her Rules is the first book in a new contemporary romance series, called the Sydney Smoke Rugby series, by Amy Andrews. I suppose you could call this a second chance at love novel, but it is like an ex novel. I really liked the story line in this one, because surprisingly it is one that I have not seen done much. Matilda is a writer, and she gets assigned to cover one of her ex-boyfriend’s rugby team- sparks fly. And I don’t necessarily mean positive sparks. I loved how feisty Playing by Her Rules was. It was so much fun to read! I have to say, the whole cover makes Tanner seem all kinds of devilish. And at first glance, I can’t say that description is too far off. But make no mistake, Matilda can more than hold her own. She is not letting go of the past, even though Tanner is determined to get her to change her mind. It was a battle of wills between these… Read more »

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Aug 10
{Review+Giveaway} The Playboy’s Proposal by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

{Review+Giveaway} The Playboy’s Proposal by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

The Playboy’s Proposal is the third book in the contemporary romance series from author Ashlee Mallory and the Entangled Bliss  imprint. Each of the books in the Sorenson family series can be read as standalones. I read, and thoroughly enjoyed, the first book in the series, Her Backup Boyfriend. I really enjoyed it, but I never got around to reading the second book in the series. When I saw the third book was out, I couldn’t pass it up. I love a makeover story. And I’m not sure what it is, but I have been reading a lot of books that have been good but kind of meh lately. So I was very excited to see how much I was truly enjoying The Playboy’s Proposal. It was a book that I didn’t want to be over. Benny is great. I love how spunky and sassy and down to earth she is. I loved that she didn’t back down from her loud neighbor when he was stealing her parking spot and… Read more »

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Aug 09
{Review} Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux

{Review} Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux

Random Acts of Marriage is the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, called Wedding Favors, by Boone Brux. The books in the Wedding Favors series can each be read as standalones, and I had no problem jumping in with book two. In fact, I was surprised to learn that this was part of a series, and even more surprised to learn that the couple from the first book was Dani and Jamie, because of certain events that took place in Random Acts of Marriage. Either way, Random Acts of Marriage was a quick fun read that left me feeling slightly warmer than lukewarm. Random Acts of Marriage is the story of overly uptight Kinni and go with the flow Price. I liked the opposites attract angle of the story, and I really enjoyed Price. Kinni seemed a bit over the top, even for me. The idea behind the story is that as a wedding favor, the bride asks Kinni to just let loose and have some fun in… Read more »

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Aug 05
{Review+Giveaway} Six Month Rule by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

{Review+Giveaway} Six Month Rule by @AJ_Pine @EntangledSelect

Six Month Rule is the second book in the Kingston Ale House series by A.J. Pine. I had no problem jumping into this book, even though I have not read the first book. (They each follow a different couple.) I have read several books by this author, so I feel like I pretty much know what to expect going in. I know it is going to be a good romance, I know there are going to be flawed, complex characters that make for an interesting read, and I know that there is probably going to be drama thrown in. And I was right on all of the above for the Six Month Rule. I have always found horoscopes to be very interesting, so I really liked that each of the chapters start out with the horoscope of one of the characters. Holly is a big believer in them, and I loved seeing her reactions to some of them. It helped me get to know her better. Holly has a very… Read more »

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