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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Next In Line- Amy Daws COVER REVEAL

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It’s cover reveal day for Amy Daws!  I’m excited to read this when it’s released 12/6/18

Synopsis:

What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?

A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.

Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.

The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.

Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.

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About the author:

Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England;especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance.

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Fight or Flight- Samantha Young

Samantha Young has consistently been one of my favorites since I first read On Dublin Street  6 years ago. It was the first time I realized romance could be more than paperbacks my mom would buy when I was a kid and I would sneak as I got older.  I’ve read the full On Dublin Street series multiple times as the series continued to roll out.  I love the way she combined angst, love, and Edinburgh. I love Scotland, and Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been, so I was curious if I would love her writing as much when my one of my favorite places wasn’t a main character.

Fight or Flight kicks off in Arizona, where Ava and Caleb first meet as Caleb steals the last first class ticket on their flight. They have several other less than stellar encounters throughout the airport, only to discover they are seated next to each other on the plane where their dislike of each other fully comes to head.  During a layover in Chicago they decide to give in the passion they feel for one night then go their separate ways, but happenstance bring them together again through a mutual friend.  Although they may not like each other personally, they do enjoy each other in bed so they agree to spend the nights together while Caleb is in town on a business trip. How long will they be able to continue the arrangement without their dislike turning into like?

I liked this book a lot, although Ava and Caleb both irritated me at times (Ava especially in the beginning and Caleb towards the end). Ava is a type A, everything in its place, doesn’t own jeans, Interior Designer. Caleb is an arrogant, bearded, tattooed, successful Scot. They both want to be in charge, and both are unwilling to fall in love and try a real relationship after being burned in the past. The sex is seriously steamy, and the B characters are well developed (hopefully a sequel with Harper and Jamie to come).  This was funnier than I generally expect the author’s books to be, although there is still plenty of angst as per usual.  I’m giving it 4 stars because the characters were both pretty unpalatable at times and it lessened the over all enjoyment. 4/5 Stars

Release Date: 10/9/18

Kindle Unlimited: No

 

Player- Staci Hart Cover Reveal

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I don’t know about you but I am psyched for the next Staci Hart book! For years she’s been one of my favorite authors and probably what brought me into the Contemporary Romance world when I read With a Twist a couple years ago.  You can be guaranteed this book will be filled with hot sex, romance, humor, and a generally good plot- just look at that cover alone! I loved that Piece of Work took us into the world of fine arts and travel, so I can’t wait to read more about the musical world as well.  This is coming soon in just slightly over two weeks and I can’t wait.


Official Information:

Player, an all-new sexy, standalone romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is coming October 11th!

Player by Staci Hart

Publishing Date: October 11, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Periwinkle Photographer


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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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.


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A Nordic King- Karina Halle

Five Stars *****

“I am a king. And I belong to you in ways I never thought possible. More than I belong to my country, more than I belong to the people, I belong to you.”

First of all, what’s not to like about this book?  A hot, jerky, widowed king with a secret. A younger, feisty, Australian nanny with a questionable past.  Add in cute kids, a teacup pig, travel, European cities, forbidden romance.  There is also plenty of humor and hot sex.

Aurora wasn’t expecting her new nanny job to be with the royal Danish family, and King Aksel didn’t want her there. The two clash in the beginning and sparks continue to fly throughout. Together they find common ground, orgasms, and redemption.

This fairy tale set in the modern world will make you swoon, as will the chemistry throughout. The general theme may seem familiar but the book is written so well you won’t mind.  Do not hesitate to check out Karina Halle’s latest release. She continues to be one of my favorite authors for good reason.

 

Release Date: September 21st 2018

Kindle Unlimited: Yes