The Consequence of Falling- Claire Contreras

Presley and Nathaniel have hated each other for years. He’s a knowitall mentored by her father. She is a spoiled princess who doesn’t  appreciate it when her father takes Nathaniel on as a new owner/investor to the family business. They have to learn to work together, without driving each other crazy, while also negotiating Presley’s divorce, her father’s illness, and all the stresses of running a successful business.

I enjoyed the banter between the two as the relationship moved from hate to love.  The chemistry between them was evident, and I enjoyed the plot and secondary characters.  My main issue with this book is that I just could not stand Presley. She went from a rich family to marrying a rich man to be handed a great job at her dad’s company, and didn’t appreciate any of it.  She was a spoiled princess throughout as Nathaniel correctly pointed out. I still liked the book, Nathaniel especially, I just couldn’t get over my dislike of her. If that sort of thing doesn’t bother you, then I definitely recommend the book because aside from her attitude, I enjoyed everything else about it. 3/5 stars

Release Date: 1/12/2019

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister- Meghan Quinn

Bram Scott has had feelings for his best friend’s younger sister since college. The only problem? Julia has never shown any interest in him, and besides, he has his wild oats to sow. He’s made a name for himself among the New York real estate scene, and now he’s ready to settle down.  Julia Westin has also made a name for herself in an entirely different manner. She’s the creator of an innovative matchmaking service. When Bram comes to her for help finding love, will she find they are compatible after all?

I love Meghan Quinn’s writing style, she really nails the romcom genre. The book is funny and sexy, even though the sex part doesn’t come in until late in the book. It’s a quick, fun, lighthearted read.  That being said, I wanted to shake the stupid out of both main characters. Bram, for not manning up to tell her how he feels, and wasting all her time going through the matchmaking process when he had no intention of ever dating. Julia, for having her head in the sand and not realizing that Bram had feelings for her.

If you are looking for something funny and breezy, I recommend it, just don’t expect complex and logical development. I do hope there are further books in this world, I’m looking forward to seeing more from Rath and especially Roark.   For a romcom standpoint, I give it 3.5/5 stars

Release Date: January 3rd 2019

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

My Life In Shambles- Karina Halle COVER REVEAL

I’m a little late to the game on this one, but how GORGEOUS is this cover? I’m so stinking excited about this book.  Karina Halle is one of my favorite authors and Ireland is one of my favorite countries so I can’t wait for the two to collide.  My Life in Shambles is out February 11th 2019.

Full blurb:

When Valerie Stephens made the resolution to say yes to new adventures, she never thought she’d end up in the tiny town of Shambles, fake engaged to one of Ireland’s top rugby players. But there’s a first time for everything.

They say bad things happen in threes.

After my boyfriend broke off our engagement, I lost my apartment, and was laid off from my job, I can definitely attest to that.

They also say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.

So when my two sisters invited me to ring in the new year in Ireland, I decided to throw all caution to the wind and go for it. I was going to let “saying yes” be my new resolution.

Little did I know I’d spend New Year’s Eve having a hot and dirty one-night stand with Padraig McCarthy, one hell of a sexy Irishman. I also didn’t know that the brooding and intense sex god was one of Ireland’s top rugby players.

A rugby player with a proposition for me:

Come with him to his tiny hometown of Shambles and pretend to be his fiancé for a few days, just so that his ailing father can have some peace of mind.

It sounded simple enough.

It was anything but.

Not when a town gets up in your business, not when the media hunts you down, not when your past comes back in the picture, not when there are real hearts and feelings at stake.

Not when there are secrets that could break you.

They say life is what happens when you say yes to new adventures.

This is my life in Shambles.

This is a full-length contemporary standalone romance.

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Cover Reveal- Work In Progress by Staci Hart

I’m excited about this one! I can’t wait to see what the Red Lipstick Coalition is up to, and the premise of this one sounds so intriguing. Here is the swoon worthy cover! I’m counting down the days until its released on January 24th.

Blurb:

I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.

Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss.

And with lips like his, my heart doesn’t stand a chance.
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Nothing Personal- Karina Halle

Nove Lane lives in paradise, but her life is anything but perfect. Her less than stellar boyfriend cheated on her on vacation, and when she returns to work she discovers that A. Her boss quit unexpectedly B. His position is being filled by the very man who caused her to flee to paradise in the first place.

This is a bit of a departure from Karina Halle’s normal work. It’s sillier, lighter, and genuinely pretty darn funny. The sparks between Nova and Kessler are great (I love a good fight-turned sex scene) and I love the sweet emerging relationship between Kessler and his son. Sometimes it’s nice to have an angst free romp and let a book whisk you away to a fantasy land. If you like a good rom com with a side of paradise, I highly recommend it. I aloha this book. 5/5 Stars

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

Release Date: December 26, 2018

Side Hustle- Emily Goodwin

ARC Review

Scarlet Cooper is used to lying, cheating, and stealing in order to support her family. When a new opportunity to make money presents itself, she agrees to nanny for a rich family with hopes of conning the husband. Instead, she finds she agreed to nanny for a single father who is running for sheriff. Left with no other option but to work for him anyway, she slowly finds herself falling for both Weston, and his cute son Jackson.

The chemistry between Scarlet and Weston was crackling from their first meeting, and I always appreciate a cute kid. It was enjoyable seeing characters from the first two books in the Dawson family series (Cheat Codes and End Games).  I liked seeing Scarlet’s growth and change throughout the book. My only issue is Weston was maybe a little too quick to forgive and accept, especially considering his career, but I guess morality is fluid and its not like Scarlet didn’t have reason for her “sins.”

Overall I found it very enjoyable. 4/5 stars


Official Synopsis:

When Scarlet Cooper takes a new job as a nanny, she assumes she’s going to work for the rich couple who hired her. But instead of pulling up to their million-dollar estate, she finds herself on the front porch of a humble farmhouse, looking into the eyes of dark and brooding single dad, Weston Dawson.

It’s bad enough that Weston doesn’t have a fortune to charm out of him, but he’s also a cop.  After marrying his high school sweetheart only to have her up and leave weeks after their baby was born, Weston has sworn off women for life. All that matters now is taking care of his son, Jackson.

If anyone can break down the tough exterior of the former soldier, it’s Scarlet. But just when she’s close to getting exactly what she wants, she’s faced with a whole new challenge, which just might be the biggest con she’s ever pulled: pretending she doesn’t love him.

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Happily Ever Habits- Staci Hart- Now Live!

Happily Ever Habits, an all-new novella from the Bad Habits Series by Staci Hart is available now! I’m personally very excited to read this, this is one of my favorite series, really the gateway into the KU Romance world and I can’t wait to see where everyone ends up!

Who has babies? Who’s getting married? Who has a horrible pun battle, and who tosses their cookies? Find out in this 30,000 word epilogue novella that follows the Habits crew through their very own happy endings.

Grab your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.Connect with Staci:

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