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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The Ex Effect- Karla Sorensen

ARC REVIEW

Ava Baker has things under control. She’s thriving in her high profile job as PR manager of an NFL team, even if she’ll never quite measure up to her perfect doctor sister in her family’s eyes. That is, she has everything under control until Matthew Hawkins joins the team, and she has to work side by side with her first crush (and sister’s ex fiance to boot).  The spark between them is immediate, and soon they can’t keep away from each other.   How will Ava reconcile the pressures of her family and job all while falling in love?

There’s just something about Karla Sorensen’s writing that I love. Some authors just spark an immediate connection to the material for me, and I don’t even like football. That’s the sign of a well written book if I don’t even care about it taking place in a world I don’t care for.  The characters felt real, including their flaws, even the secondary characters (some of which I hope we will see again). The spark between Ava and Matthew was seriously hot. I highly recommend this one!

  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
  • Release Date: 12/5/18
  • Kindle Unlimited: Yes


Official Synopsis

The headline could write itself:

Matthew Hawkins, star defensive end, comes out of retirement to play for the Washington Wolves. Which is perfectly fine by Ava Baker—it makes her job as publicist for the team easier.

There’s only two problems. This particular football player was her first crush. The bigger problem: Matthew Hawkins was once engaged to her older sister.

It’s been ten years since Ava has seen Matthew. He’s bigger, better looking, and best of all—completely single. Despite his history with her sister, the attraction between Ava and Matthew isn’t so one-sided anymore.

It’s hot enough to burn down the entire city of Seattle.

But this headline is far more complicated to write. And not just for the press or what it means for her family— because once her heart is involved, there’s no predicting the ending.

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About the Author:

Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.

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Player- NOW LIVE!

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ARC REVIEW

“Am I a bet? Am I a fucking bet?” is not a quote from this book, of course, but the line from the iconic 90s movie She’s All That was playing on repeat in my head as I read this book.  I’m going to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, but rest assured the leading man of this book, Sam, makes his bet for much more noble reasons that Freddie Prinze Jr’s Zack.

Sam is a player with a heart of gold. He’s never committed to a woman before, but actually seems to like and respect them.  He’s the perfect book boyfriend for so many reasons (talent, charisma, and good looks is just the tip of the iceberg with this one). Val would love to commit to a man, but would have to over come her insecurities and find one first.  She is very relatable with her insecurities about her curvy figure, just as most women have struggled with body issues and self acceptance. Sam begins to help tutor her to make her more comfortable with all things man related- flirting, dating, kissing (and more?).

I loved the relationship between the two and the sparks between them were seriously h-o-t.  The book is over all fun and flirty, its a great example of what a romantic comedy should be. It’s a quick read due to the fun nature you’ll just want to keep reading to keep the (dance) party going. You get to see your old favorites in the Red Lipstick Coalition (first seen in Staci’s book Piece of Work) including Rin and Court. I loved this book! 5/5 stars.

Released: 10/11/18

Kindle Unlimited: Yes

 


Official Synopsis:

He’s a player.

He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.

Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?

I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.

But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.

There’s so much I don’t know.

Like the fact that I’m only a bet.

But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.

And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.

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