Friday, June 9, 2023

Out Now!! Royally In Trouble by: Meghan Quinn

 

Royally In Trouble (Royal, #2)Royally In Trouble by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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4.5 stars!

I couldn’t wait to start this book after reading Royally Not Ready; boy, it was not what I expected. This book is a definite page-turner and deals with real issues between this soon-to-be-wed couple. It has suspense, is packed with action, is very sexy, and funny but also serious. It kinda checks all the boxes. Meghan will have you rooting for this couple that you know are meant to be together but are having a rough go of it, between wedding planning and threats they don't even know if the wedding should happen, everything seems to be testing them and has them even second-guessing their relationship.

Lilly and Keller are explosive, probably one of the sexiest couples Meghan has written (in my opinion). She did such a good job of portraying their love and their attraction, but not only that the way she got into their thoughts made you feel like you were truly going through what this couple was, dealing with real-life circumstances as well as some far-fetched royal ones.

This book was heartbreaking and emotional and I couldn’t wait to find out how and if Keller and Lilly would get to the alter. This book took me by surprise but it did not disappoint.


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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Out Now! Five Stars!!

 

Right Man, Right Time (The Vancouver Agitators #3)Right Man, Right Time by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My Review (ARC provided)
Another five stars for Meghan!
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When I say I couldn’t put this book down, I literally couldn’t put it down. I was cooking with it next to me on the kitchen counter, I was brushing my teeth with it next to me, I was supposed to be watching tv with the family and reading it on the sly. I couldn’t stop laughing out loud through all of it. The story of how Ollie and Silas met had me crying. My friends know I don’t like age gaps, the trope is not for me, and I always put a ten-year limit on an age difference, in life and in reading. When I saw this book there was in fact an age gap between the H and h, but I had to suck it up because it’s Meghan Quinn and she's never disappointed me. I had to squeal a little when I found out the gap was ten years, it’s like she gets me. LOL

Ollie (h) is quite the old soul too, even though she’s only twenty-one and still in college she definitely knows what she wants. She still has her fun in college and likes to party, but her head is on straight and she’s very mature in her thoughts and the way she comes across to people. The only deterrent she has is her co-worker/peer that will do anything to make her life difficult, including dating her ex and assigning her to a project she would have no interest in.

Silas (H) is going through some term oil in his life, after a heartbreaking and bad breakup with his high school sweetheart he finds out she will be working with the hockey team he professionally plays on. He’s become very detached and closed off since their breakup and his teammates want to get him out of it and get the old Silas back.

“It all started with a surprising, soul changing kiss.”

Let's just say Ollie surprised Silas at the bar not knowing who he was by taking a chance and kissing him. He reciprocated and soon they came to a fake dating relationship agreement. They both agree to help each other, but as they get to know one another their emotions and chemistry are too strong to deny. The only problem is Silas isn’t ready to give his heart over and he definitely isn’t ready to trust again.

Ollie and Silas worked, they were a good team, and the age gap suited them. It didn’t bother me at all! The slow burn and chemistry were HOT and Meghan is the master of this. I have loved this series so much and I can’t wait to get more books about these hockey players.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

 

Blanket of Stars (Camp Bexley, #4)Blanket of Stars by K.K. Allen


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Four Stars!

To say I enjoyed this series is an understatement. I have been invested in the Bexley’s since we met Silver at Camp Bexley. I couldn’t wait to get the final brother Cayson’s book.

Cayson was like the perfect man; pure, sensitive, shy, sweet, and very attractive, but totally not someone our heroine (Olivia) would ever consider dating. Olivia is used to the rock star lifestyle and can’t see herself with anyone other than a rock star, especially not the sweet boy next door Cayson. The only problem is something happens to her when she’s around him, but she won't admit it.

Cayson has an immediate attraction to Olivia, and from the first moment he met her he has been determined to ask her out, but Olivia wants to keep him in the friendzone. Cayson is trying to move on from his accident, heal and get out in the dating scene but the problem is he only wants to date one person.

Olivia thinks she likes the long distance and toxic, angsty relationships she's had in the past and that Cayson is so not her type, but she is willing to help him find someone and gain his confidence back. She will teach him whatever he needs to know. Will they be able to stay friends, or will her tutoring get in the way?

“He’s no tattooed rock star with a penchant for making me constantly question my place in the world. He’s still a clean-cut, straight-edged family man with a heart of gold who would never make me question anything. Where’s the toxicity? The angst? The complete unpredictability?”

I loved Cayson, but unfortunately, I didn’t love Olivia, she made me angry, and I found her selfish. I kept hoping Cayson would move on and then whenever he tried to, Olivia would get jealous and pull him back in. I loved their chemistry and their friendship, but I thought Olivia took advantage of him. I found it hard to believe she was that oblivious to how much he was into her. I’m so happy when the lightbulb finally went off and she realized how special Cayson was.

“Jealousy is an ugly, self-loathing emotion, and right now, I’m filled with it.”

Overall, I have loved this series and really enjoyed this book, I just wish Olivia pulled her head out a little sooner.





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Friday, February 24, 2023

Blanket Of Stars is now live! Check out the giveaway!!




Title: Blanket of Stars
Series: Camp Bexley #4
Author: K.K. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2023


BLURB

All Cayson Bexley ever wanted was to fly…
Until a near-fatal crash clipped his wings, sending the injured military pilot back to his hometown and living right next door to me.

From the moment our eyes meet, the attraction is undeniable.
I mean who wouldn’t fall for that achingly gorgeous face, clean-cut demeanor, and sweet, small-town charm?

Other than our mutual love of music, we’re as opposite as two people can be.
Which is precisely why I friend-zone him the moment he shows interest.
But as time goes on, my heart softens to this man who once had it all—a literal hero floundering to find his purpose.

In the midst of my own struggles, I could certainly use a friend.
Heck, I could use more than that.
And I’m not afraid to let Cayson know it.

When I discover my hunk of a neighbor is as shy as he is inexperienced, I offer him a distraction he can’t possibly refuse.
We already share a very thin wall.
Why not a bed too?

There’s only one catch: he’ll have to promise not to fall in love with me…

A no-strings hook-up is every man’s dream, right?
What could possibly go wrong?

Get ready for:
❤️‍往 Injured military pilot + local musician
❤️‍往 Online dating gone wrong
❤️‍往 Opposites-attract (nice guy / playful girl)
❤️‍往 Virgin hero + ✨helpful✨ heroine
❤️‍往 He falls first, she's not looking for love
❤️‍往 Neighbors-to-friends-to-lovers
❤️‍往 Small town, big hearts








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AUTHOR BIO

K.K. Allen is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who writes heartfelt and inspirational contemporary romance stories. K.K. graduated from the University of Washington with an Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences degree and currently resides in central Florida with her ridiculously handsome little dude who owns her heart.

K.K. published her first contemporary romance, Up in the Treehouse, in 2016 which went on to win the Romantic Times 2016 Reviewers' Choice Award for Best New Adult Book of the Year.

With K.K.'s love for inspirational and coming of age stories involving heartfelt narratives and honest emotions, you can be assured to always be surprised by what K.K. releases next.



Thursday, February 23, 2023

Out Now! Until You by: K. Bromberg

 

Until You (The Redemption, #1)Until You by K. Bromberg
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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5 stars!

I loved this story. I went into it blind because I just do with Kristy’s books, and I was so happy with what it turned out to be!

This was the perfect lead up to be the grumpy sunshine landlord or the enemies to lover's trope, but it wasn’t! Don't get me wrong I do love those stories but this one was just so heartwarming and sweet and totally not what I expected. It will definitely pull at your heartstrings.

Crew has had a rough go lately and has decided to move his twin daughters away from the city for the summer and to a small town. He will be living and taking over his uncle's home, the only stipulation was to help out and be a landlord to the tenant using the rental cabin that is on the property.

Tennyson, Crew’s new tenant is hiding, and he knows it, she is scared and guarded but beautiful and sweet. Crew is determined to get to know her and figure out what Tennyson could be so afraid of, all while trying to recover from his trauma and failed marriage.

Crew and Tennyson had immediate chemistry and I loved their interactions. Another thing I loved about this book was the way both Crew and Tennyson were with the girls. It made the story feel real and made me smile.

I really enjoyed getting Tennyson’s back story bit by bit. It was a great way to see what had happened to make her hide. And the end was not what I expected. I don’t read a book very often that I don’t see what is coming, but I didn’t guess this ending. I love how everything played out.

I just fell in love with this story, the characters and the town. It was the perfect romance.

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