That Man Next Door by Nadia Lee

Synopsis  

I’m a twenty-two year-old virgin who’s had five one-night stands. How’s that possible? Easy. I’ve never gone all the way. I just chicken out and bail. Thank God, I’ve always selected men I’ll never run across again…

…until that sexy-as-sin Matt from last weekend moves in next door…

…then shows up as a new in-house counsel at Sweet Darlings Inc. where I work.

Oh…crap.

But it was dark in the hotel room. If I put on a boring office outfit and Clark Kent glasses, he won’t recognize me…

Right?


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Genre: Romance
Page Length: 320
Characters: Jan and Matt
Publication Date: 24th October
Format: eARC


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book by Nadia Lee so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book turned out to be a great little read.

Jan has had 5 one night stand and is still a virgin, how? because she runs out on the guy before going through with it and thankfully never sees them again. That’s until Matt who is the latest guy she bails on, he moves in next door and then shows up as the new guy where she works!

The book is told in the first person from almost entirely Jan’s perspective. The last chapter is from Matt’s and its so swoon worthy!

The story really sucked me in, I started this last night and finished this afternoon because I enjoyed reading it so much. The pace of the relationship was a little faster than I would normally like, but there was no insta love, just lots and lots of lust and steaminess.

I found myself relating Jan quite a lot because she is very overly critical of herself and I’m largely the same way. I found her very enduring and easy to connect too. Matt was lovely, perfect guy next door material.

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The Bottom Line:

This is a feel-good romantic story – a perfect light read. I would recommend.

My Rating:  4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟


About the author

Nadia Lee

3247259Bilingual former management consultant Nadia Lee has lived in four different countries and enjoyed many adventures and excellent food around the globe. In the last eight years, she has kissed stingrays, got bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers.

She shares an apartment overlooking a river and palm trees in Japan with her husband, winter white hamsters and an ever-widening pile of books. When she’s not writing, she can be found digging through old Asian historical texts or planning another trip.

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Bountiful (True North #4) – Sarina Bowen

Synopsis  

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.


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Genre: Romance
Page Length: 315
Characters: Zara, Dave
Publication Date: 20th October
Format: eARC


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I usually avoid books with the accidental pregnancy/pregnancy storylines because in general, I’m not really interested in pregnancy and kids, but as this, by Sarina Bowen, I made an exception.

Dave meets Zara in a bar during his summer vacation. They have a brief and intense liaison. Dave goes back home and Zara discovers she is pregnant. Zara tries to track Dave down but to no avail and concludes that she will never see him again and concentrates on running her business and bring her daughter up.. Fast forward 2 years and Dave is back in town and hasn’t forgotten Zara, after walking into Zara’s coffee shop the first thing she tells him is that they have a daughter together.

I really enjoyed this story, I was really rooting for Dave the whole time and hoped that he would step up and be a father. I liked Zara’s fire, she was strong and independent and gave Dave a way out, which was pretty brave when all she wanted was him to be with her and Nicole.

The journey that characters went on was intense. I felt the love they had for one another to true and I liked that there was no insta love or that they felt the need to be together just because they had a kid together. They just genuinely loved each other and in doing so had learned how to make life work for them.

This story is told in the first person from both the perspectives of Zara and Dave. I should also point out that I haven’t read the 3 books before this one but it didn’t feel like that I would have needed to.

The Bottom Line:

I really liked this one, even though the main theme isn’t something I would normally read. I would definitely recommend it.

My Rating:  4/5  🌟 🌟🌟🌟


About the author

Sarina Bowen

sarina+kitchenSarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as the WAGs novels.

Sarina also has a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She’s also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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Hooking Up – Helena Hunting

Synopsis  

Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.


 More Details

Genre: Romance
Page Length: 304
Characters: Amalie, Lex, Armstrong
Publication Date: 7th November 2017
Format: eARC


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Having finished Shacking Up not long ago I was super excited to receive an ARC of the book, and just like Shacking up it was just as funny.

It’s Amalie’s wedding and what should be the happiest day of her life soon turns into the worst, when her new husband is heard by her and almost the entire wedding party getting jiggy with someone else. In a moment of shock, she throws herself at the first guy she sees but Lex wants more than to become a revenge screw. In an attempt to escape all the wedding drama Amalie packs up her stuff and goes on her Honeymoon only to discover that Lex is headed in the same place for business.

– What happens in Bora Bora stays in Bora Bora right?

Realising that they are staying on the same island Amalie and Lex decide to have a fling and spend a few weeks getting to know one another very intimately. What they didn’t count on was falling in love.

Not only was this book laugh out loud funny it was also very sweet. I enjoyed the chemistry between Amalie and Lex it felt real and genuine. I loved Amalie’s resilience to all the bullshit that Armstrong threw her way, this guy is such a douche I already disliked him when he was first mentioned in Shacking Up, he had all the signs of a manipulator from early on.

In comparison Lex was like a breath of fresh air, completely the opposite of Armstrong, I liked how from the get-go he looked after Amalie, and even though he knew he had feelings for Amalie he didn’t have any expectations and was happy to just give her what she needed, whether that was a shoulder to cry on, time or some hot and steamy sex!

This book is told in the first person from dual perspectives of Amalie and Lex. The writing was clear and easy to follow and I liked the pace at which the story unfolded. It was also lovely to see Ruby and Bane again. I loved these two in Shacking Up!

The Bottom Line

Hooking Up ticks all the boxes, it has a smoking hot love interest, romance, lots of laughs and some really hot sex scenes. Everything a good smutty romance novel needs!

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 My Rating:  5/5  🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟


About the Author

7226675NTYand USA Today Bestselling author of The PUCKED Series, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance to romantic comedy, sports romance and angsty new adult romance.

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Shades of Her – Ozlo & Priya Grey

 Synopsis  

Will He Ever Love Me, When All He Sees Is Her?

Jackson

I had everything a man could want. Money. Status. And above all: Love. But when my wife is taken from me, my life begins to fall apart. But now she’s back. Back from the dead. I can relive our most passionate and tender moments together. I’m losing myself in her once again. But then I discover the truth about my wife. And everything I remember turns out to be a lie.

Rebecca

All I have to do is dye my hair, wear someone else’s clothes, and follow a script. What harm can come from stepping into someone else’s shoes in exchange for two hundred grand? Did I mention the deal includes sex with the hottest, most acclaimed painter of our time? It’s a no brainer, right? Especially since I’m in desperate need of cash, so I can help my parents get back on their feet after losing everything in the storm. I fully commit to the part he’s hired me to play. I never expected to uncover her secrets. And I never imagined I’d fall in love.


 More Details

Genre: Romance
Page Length:  229
Characters: Rebecca, Jackson
Publication Date: 30th May 2017
Format: eARC


Review

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I finished this one a couple of days ago and I still don’t know how to feel about it. It wasn’t bad just very strange. I’ve not ever read a story quite like this one. It’s also the first book I’ve read by Priya and Ozlo Grey.

The story follows Jack whose wife died 9 months ago in a car crash, since her death he has been unable to paint and with a gallery show coming up he decides to hire Rebecca (who happens to look just like his wife) to dress up and play the part of his wife so that he can relieve the memories he has of her and get back is spark of creativity.

This story is told from both Jack and Rebecca’s perspectives so you get a clear picture of what is happening from both characters.

I guess I enjoyed it, as I said before I did find the story a little odd. The whole getting someone to dress and act like your dead wife did not seem to be a healthy way to grieve but I guess we all get through things in different ways.

I can’t say I felt that much of a connection to either of the characters but the intriguing storyline kept me reading anyway and it didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the book.

The Bottom Line:

 If you after a romance book with a bit of a difference this one is definitely worth a try.

 My Rating:  3/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 

Shacking Up – Helena Hunting

Synopsis  

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.

Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.


 More Details

Genre: Romance/Humour
Page Length: 480
Characters: Ruby, Bancroft
Publication Date: 30th May 2017
Format: eBook


Review

I freaking loved this book! It was so hilarious and just lovely!

Ruby is a struggling theatre actress looking to make her big break, the night before an audition that could turn things around she is kissed and then coughed on by a mysterious stranger at her best friend’s engagement party. Waking up the next day Ruby is so sick that she completely blows her audition, and is then hit by the news that her father has cut her off from the little money he was giving her to help pay her rent. Her best friend saves the day by finding her a job to house/pet sit for Bancroft Mills who is going out of town on business, but when the two meet Ruby realizes that he is her mystery “awesome” kisser.

This story is told in the first person, from the perspectives of both Ruby and Bane. Although the focus is predominately on Ruby.

I laughed out loud so many times, whilst reading this book. I loved Ruby her sense of humor was superb! There’s a scene where she is watching Bancroft with his ferret Francesca:

“Bancroft is stretched out on the couch watching sports with Francesca curled up in his lap. Right on top of his penis. What a whore. I wish I was her”

 it’s just brilliant, her banter with Bane is really entertaining and you can really feel the sexual tension between them. I really liked how fiercely independent she wanted to be and how determined she was to make it on her own.

Bane – pretty much a perfect love interest. He was funny, charming and caring. All without being a possessive jerk which seems to be a trend in romance novels at the moment. Oh and that fact that he loves animals is the icing on the cake really.

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The Bottom Line:

 If you’re looking for a light-hearted romance novel then this book really is a must.

 My Rating:  4/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Christmas at the Lake – Charlotte Blake

Synopsis  

Sometimes love gets forgotten …

Hugely successful Lexi Stuart is used to guys pursuing her, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, she’s beautiful and rich, but the men in her life never seem to want anything more serious than just sex. It’s a sad reality she’s become used to.

As a code writer in Silicon Valley, Adam Hunt doesn’t have to worry about money. And as a heartthrob in general, he doesn’t need to worry about attracting women, either. But when he meets Lexi during a Christmas holiday in Lake Tahoe, he’s floored that she won’t give him the time of day after one wild night together.

Now, this sports bum is about to take Lexi on the ride of her life. All she needs to do is hang on! 


More Details

Genre:  Romance
Page Length: 206
Characters: Lexi and Adam
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Format: eBook


*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Review

This was a nice little Christmas love story, I kinda wish that I’d been able to read it closer to Christmas but I enjoyed it none the less.

Lexi has all but given up on finding love until she meets Adam over a Christmas break at Lake Tahoe.

This book is told in the 3rd person, the writing flowed nicely I was able to picture the beautiful snowiness of Lake Tahoe and I’ve never even been there.

I enjoyed the relationship between Lexi and Adam, the pace in which they fell in love was good. The sex scenes are steamy and there are plenty of them. I liked the chemistry between them as well, for people who are fairly different from one another they clicked really well.

The only thing I didn’t really like was Lexi’s insecurities, she over thought things and this could have been avoided if she and Adam had just communicated a lot better.

The Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a steamy little Christmas read then I recommend you give this one ago.

My Rating:  3/5 🌟🌟🌟

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) – Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis  

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It’s Chaol’s one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin’s survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica’s rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Discover the untold story of Chaol’s journey to the southern continent in this companion novella to the Throne of Glass series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas.


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Genre:  Fantasy/High Fantasy
Page Length: 668
Characters: Chaol, Nesryn, Yrene and Sartaq
Publication Date: 5th September 2017
Format: e-Book


Review

When I read the Throne of Glass series last year, I didn’t really have many feelings about Chaol. I wasn’t a hater and I wasn’t a lover but not anymore. Holy cow I love Chaol and I have no shame! Seriously I was so unexcited about this book but it completely blew me away!

Sarah J. Maas has such a unique and beautiful way of stitching her stories together, every little connection is well thought out and brilliantly done:

 “A note, written by a stranger who had saved her life and granted her freedom in a matter of hours. Yrene had never learned her name, that young woman who had worn her scars like some ladies wore their finest jewelry. The young woman who was a trained killer, but had purchased a healer’s education”

This part made me so gleeful, I just loved how many references to Aelin were thrown in, in fact, the whole crew is mention from time to time. The way in which SJM did this was just awesome it all felt seamless and none of the story felt like it was forced to fit in with what happening in EoS that’s how good the story telling was.

There are lots of new characters in this book, but I’m going to focus on Yrene and Sartaq. I thought Yrene was the perfect character to match Chaol, I loved all the banter between them it was so on point and many passages had me laughing at the amount of sass Yrene threw at Chaol. And then there’s Sartaq, another long haired swoon worthy warrior, this guy is smooth and charm personified:

“He blew out a breath, shoulders loosening. “And I’m relieved to see that the reality lives up to the legend.” Nesryn chuckled, grateful to be back on safer ground. “You had doubts?” They reached the landing that would take them to the great hall. Sartaq let her fall into step beside him. “The reports left out some key information. It made me doubt their accuracy.” It was the sly gleam in his eye that made Nesryn angle her head. “What, exactly, did they fail to mention?” They reached the great hall, empty save for a cloaked figure just barely visible on the other side of the fire pit—and someone sitting beside her. But Sartaq turned to her, examining her from head to toe and back again. There was little that he missed. “They didn’t mention that you’re beautiful.” Nesryn opened and closed her mouth in what she was sure was an unflattering impression of a fish on dry land”

 I really loved the journey that Chaol went on during this book, he really does grow and most importantly he heals emotionally. There’s a great scene towards the end of the book where he finally makes peace with all the choices he’s made in the past and forgives himself.

 There also lots of revelations about Valg, Maeve, and the Healers. This is the part for the Chaol haters; you need to read this regardless of your feelings for him otherwise you will miss some major things that will follow on in the next book.

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The Bottom Line:

If you have read the rest of the series and plan to read book 7 when it comes out then you have to, I repeat have to read this book because it’s just so beautiful and you will be missing out if you don’t.

My Rating:  5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

 Synopsis  

 Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


More Details

Genre: Young Adult
Page Length: 444
Characters: Starr
Publication Date: 28th February 2017
Format: Paperback


Review

This is the first time I’ve not wanted to write a review. There is a lot of hype surrounding this book so I was expecting to really enjoy this book. However, this was not the case and whilst I can say this isn’t the worst book I’ve read, it’s certainly not the best. The problem I’m having is that I can’t pinpoint the exact reason why.

It could be down to the lack of character development, I didn’t really feel connected to Starr at all during the story, I did not find her character likable, a lot of her thinking was questionable, I think to sum it up; I did not get her, I did not understand her. The same goes for the rest of the characters in this book, I really disliked how the stereotypical they were, the token white friend who is secretly racist, the white guy trying to act black and then there was Starr herself suddenly fearing her own boyfriend because he’s white? Nah no thanks.

At times the story felt like it was dragging on and on, it felt very slow going which made it feel really boring at times and then the whole drug lord thing, I have seen so many movies with same old drug lords that this was just felt repetitive.

The only thing that I think this book got right was the injustice, I’m so angry that the cop who shot Khalil went unpunished, and I think the story should have stayed centered on that rather than all the side drama that was going on.

The Bottom Line:

I did not like this book, and I feel sad about it because I feel like I should have which makes me feel mad.

My Rating:  2/5 🌟🌟

On My Knees by Meredith Wild

Synopsis  

Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again.

Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side.

When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?


More Details

Genre:  Romance, Erotica
Page Length: 356
Characters: Cameron & Maya
Publication Date: March 13th 2014
Format: eBook


Review

I’m a little disappointed with this one. It’s the first book by Meredith Wild that I’ve not completely enjoyed before I get into that a bit of background on the story.

Maya and Cameron were a couple during college until he proposed and she refuses because she couldn’t leave her mother behind. Fast forward 5 years and they both leading vastly different lives.  Cameron owns his own Gym after serving time on the military, and Maya is now walking on wall street. After a chance meeting with his sister, Maya and Cameron are reunited.

The thing that I didn’t like that most are that none of the characters underlying conditions were properly addressed. Maya is clearly alcohol dependent which is more obvious when she explained why she drinks. Cameron has brief moments of PTSD and none of this issues are really looked into in any depth.

So I did like the gist of the storyline which is what drew me to this book. The chemistry between Cameron and Maya was on fire and you could really feel the love they have for each other.

The Bottom Line:

Even though I didn’t really enjoy this book myself, I do think I would recommend especially if you are after a bit of smut.

My Rating:  3/5 🌟 🌟 🌟

Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry 

Synopsis  

 The most beautiful man I’ve ever seen is the one who can ruin everything…

The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants.

And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate.

I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful — pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to.

But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become.

And it works–if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can’t afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose.

Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo…


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Genre:  Romance
Page Length: 302
Characters: Grace, Callan, and Olivia
Publication Date: 12th September 2017
Format: eArc – I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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I pretty much devoured this book in a day it’s that good.  The story sucked me in from the first page. Grace’s job is to take inventory and catalogue her boss’s recently deceased brother (Jack) estate and belongings, sounds simple enough but this is all thrown in to disarray when she arrives at Jack’s apartment and finds Callan Walker there. Callan is Jack’s nephew and he is determined to find a way to take back control from his mother and honour his Uncles final wishes.

This book is told from the duel perspectives of Grace and Callan so straight away you get a greater understanding of where they are both coming from, which I think is one of the reasons that made this story so great. Being able to understand what was motivating Callan’s behaviour is what made him so likable, that and his smoking hot accent! I liked that Grace didn’t just outwardly fall for his charms, she had a job and she was determined to get it done. The chemistry between these two is off the charts and the sexual tension almost bounces off the pages!

Callan’s mother is the ultimate bitch in this book, ruthless and power hungry from the get go and even though we don’t get a physical appearance from her until late in the book, her presence is prominently felt through email and phone conversations.

Overall this was a brilliant read, I’ve not read anything else by these authors yet, but I will be in the future.

The Bottom Line:

I feel like I could rave about this book all day long, it’s one of the best romance books I’ve read all year and I urge you to add it to your reading list.

My Rating:  5/5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

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About the Authors

Sarina Bowen

sarina+kitchenSarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US, as well as the WAGs novels.

Sarina also has a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She’s also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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Sarah Mayberry

19909Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. From the time that she first “stole” paper from kindergarten and stapled it together to make “books,” Sarah has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, on graduation from high school, she completed a bachelor of arts degree majoring in professional writing, then sat down to write a book. When inspiration didn’t strike, she began to wonder if, perhaps, she needed to live some life first before writing about it.

This still left the burning question of how to pay the rent. She found her way into trade journalism, working off the principle that it was better to write anything for a living than nothing at all. Her time there lead to the opportunity to launch a new decorator magazine for one of Australia’s major retailers, an invaluable and grueling experience that she found very rewarding.

But the opportunity to write fiction for a living soon lured Sarah away. She took up a post as storyliner on Australia’s longest running soap, Neighbours. Over two years she helped plot more than 240 hours of television, as well as writing freelance scripts. She remembers her time with the show very fondly — especially the dirty jokes and laughter around the story table — and still writes scripts on a freelance basis.

In 2003 she relocated to New Zealand for her partner’s work. There Sarah served as storyliner and story editor on the country’s top-rating drama, Shortland Street, before quitting to pursue writing full time.

Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers, and has submitted manuscripts to Harlequin many times over the years. She credits the invaluable story structuring experience she learned on Neighbours as the key to her eventual success — along with the patience of her fantastic editor, Wanda.

Sarah is revoltingly happy with her partner of twelve years, Chris, who is a talented scriptwriter. Not only does he offer fantastic advice and solutions to writing problems, but he’s also handsome, funny and sexy. When she’s not gushing over him, she loves to read romance and fantasy novels, go to the movies, sew and cook for her friends. She has also become a recent convert to Pilates, which she knows she should do more often.

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