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Book Review: ‘Hot Bachelor’ by Katie McCoy

Title: Hot Bachelor

Published: 26th July 2017

Author: Katie McCoy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiemccoyauthor

 

Synopsis:

He’s off-limits… and we’re breaking all the rules!

I just landed my dream summer gig: working as a production assistant on TV’s smash-hit reality show, Ever After. Two months of sun and fun at the beach? Sign me up! Until the moment I come face to face with this season’s bachelor, racing’s bad boy Dash – aka, the mysterious hottie I just hooked up with at a creepy motel off the I-80.

Can you say, awkward?

Dash is sexy, charming – and totally off-limits. But the chemistry between us is way too hot to ignore. He’s playing to win, and he’s got his sights set on the prize: me!

Soon, the action is heating up off-screen. But between ratings-hungry producers, back-stage drama, and twelve of the most cutthroat glamazon contestants known to womankind, I’m in way over my head. Can I find my happily-ever-after, or will it be lights, camera, heartbreak?

The Bachelor gets a rom-com twist in Katie McCoy’s hilarious, sexy new read!
**HOT BACHELOR is a full-length standalone rom-com with HEA. This bonus edition also includes another full-length romance by Katie, GAME ON. **

 

Review:

Loved the book from start to finish. Comedy, banter, passion, romance and drama throughout, and that’s just off camera. What’s not to love when Dash and Paige get going with the back and forth? Ever After may be just a show but from the way things heat up between them the real happily ever after might be happening off screen.

Comical banter, frustration and passion are where we start from the plane to the car ride and then the motel room but it’s the ending that will make you swoon. Dash sure knows how to make up for his stupidity. Something I think we can all be very glad about. Spark from the start and both seem to be on a mission to get to the same place so it’s only right that they help each other out. No full names are given but with the chemistry building on the car ride when they get to the motel room – after she has been a bit freaked out by being by herself with what’s happening next door – she is all too happy to share for a bit. Seems sharing snacks isn’t all either of them want but it appears a phone call puts a stop to that with Dash having to dash off. Paige just thinks that the crazy trip with be a fun one to remember but she gets a bit of a shock when the suitor on the programme she has been hired to be a PA on is none other than her motel hook-up. Queue tension people this is about to get interesting.

You know reality shows are manufactured creations the producers want you to see but it doesn’t stop you craving them every now and then. Here we have a behind the scenes look at Ever After with Dash as the suitor with 12 women vying for his attention. Only problem is that it’s a red headed PA he wants but one who keeps trying to stay away no matter the pull they feel with each other. Well you know that won’t last.

The more they try to keep their distance the more fate and schedules seem to put them together. There’s only so much they can take before the tension makes them snap. A kiss is where it started and they sure go from 0 to 100 on the passion-o-metre. Which would be fine if they didn’t keep getting interrupted. Though every interruption is a bit funnier than the last when they try to stay a step ahead of being caught. Think they like the thrill of it to begin with but it’s hard for Paige to see where they might be going when she has to see him on the show. What’s real and what’s fake seem to be running through her mind. They were meant to be a bit of fun but the longer they spend together the closer they get. Telling each other things no one else knows. It’s like they have known each other forever but when the chips are down do they really know each other at all. With how quick one is to judge the other not so much. You just hope they will get their gear in order to correct their mistakes before its too late. We want a real happily ever after and not the shows ‘illusion’ version.

Side note: Patrick is a vial creepy producer that you wish Dash would just punch. His illusion for the show is all he cares about not anybody themselves. Well not completely true as he does care about himself.

Great characters that draw you in to a world of comical mishaps and there’s a lot of passion thrown into the mix too. First book I’ve read of Katie McCoy so would definitely want to check out any others.

4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Mr Right-Now’ by Lila Monroe

Title: Mr Right-Now

Published: 28th July 2017

Author: Lila Monroe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lilamonroebooks

Twitter: @lilawrites

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7109533.Lila_Monroe

Amazon page: www.amazon.com/Lila-Monroe/e/B00SRZKWN0

 

Synopsis:

“I’m face-down in forty glorious inches of well-endowed cake, seriously reassessing my life choices, when suddenly I hear it. The voice that launched a thousand teenage boy-band dreams. My #1 crush, Drew Delaney himself.”

Ten years ago, Drew was boy-band royalty: the subject of a million teenage fantasies – and the guy next door. He was so far out of my league, I couldn’t see him for stars, but now I’m back in town for our high-school reunion, guess who I run into but Mr. Right-Now himself…

Older. Hotter. And still sexy enough to make me forget about the glittery white frosting currently smeared across my chest.

Sparks are flying, and so are my panties, and soon, our trip down memory lane has taken a detour to ‘oh my god, don’t stop!’ Population: me.

But can I turn Mr. Right-Now into Mr. Forever? Or will crazed fans, vicious yoga moms, and three dozen flesh-toned popsicles (don’t ask) doom our romance to the ‘Where are they now?’ section of MTV’s greatest hits?

You’ll be begging for a taste of Lila Monroe’s new sexy, laugh-out-loud summer romance!

Review:

So who’s up for a deliciously naughty sweet flavored read? Then check this out, it doesn’t disappoint. A comedy romance read at its best, trust me on this. Like many others I’m guessing I love the beginning. Cake creation disaster when a bit of a miscommunication turns one idea for a cake into something very naughty. A 40inch cock cake makes quite a statement but more so when you land face first into it after running down a corridor. Could it get anymore embarrassing for our girl Maggie? “I sit up, wondering how this moment could get any worse. Apparently, the answer is a metric fuck-ton.” The answer to that being a big fat yes when the one person who sees her is the one that still makes her heart, among other places, pulse.

Maggie Hayes is a creator of all sorts of naughty sweet baked goods. Seriously it will make you hungry just thinking about them, all I wanted was a cupcake. After her dream bakery in Manhattan shuts down from competition down the road she finds herself heading back home to her teenage room with her parents to regroup. She has no long term plans to stick around, just long enough to get a plan together. She soon finds being home has a very big perk though when her mother tells her Drew – her high school crush and old boy-next-door – is back in Philly too. Things might soon be looking up or I guess when you get to it down, as that’s the direction she falls into something sweet.

Drew Delaney was the boy-next-door turned boy band star that still manages to get her pulse racing with just the mention of his name. The first crush is usually the hardest to get over but when you see that said boy crush has turned into one hell of a hot man you can see why it might heat up again. Seems the cake disaster soon turns into something a whole lot sweeter. The moment Drew sees Maggie all grown up he wants a taste and not just one. He seems happy to be home in Philly building a new life behind the scenes with music, more so than he ever did when he was in the lime light but that call is never too far away. Coming home was what felt right to him with his career but it seems meeting that someone special might be what he was looking for all along.

Seems the cock-cake miscommunication turns into something good when Maggie’s certain skills are sort after. The naughtier the better they say and she can certainly think up some creative ideas. That’s not all she is creative with as her and Drew soon start reliving some high school pastimes – making out in the back seat of a car, under the bleachers, a school classroom. They might start out innocent enough but the pull and heat coming from those two you know it’s not long before the clothes started flying. Embarrassing moments do seem to follow them both but that just makes for a great funny read, wondering what they are going to get caught doing next. Chemistry and banter is off the charts for these two but is this just a bit of fun to pass the time or could it be for keeps? Mr. Right-Now or Mr. Forever?

Can’t have a funny comedy romance read without some drama too and it comes along for the ride trying to cause trouble. Lets hope this sugary sweet couple can stick together. Great side characters too with each of their sisters, his old band mate and her mother. She certainly tried to get her daughter to revert back to teenager mode when she came back to stay. Loved the bachelorette party and a certain favour she ropes Drew into helping with. She definitely returned the favour in kind. Couldn’t think of a better ending either, as cracking as the start. Another great read by Lila and I would definitely recommend her books.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Sexy Motherpucker’ by Lili Valente

Title: Sexy Motherpucker (Bad Motherpuckers Book 2)

Published: 25th May 2017

Publisher: Self Taught Ninja

Author: Lili Valente

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorLiliValente

Twitter: @lili_valente_ro

 

Synopsis:

When the family dog trots in with my diaphragm in its mouth—in front of my date, his parents, and his adorable little girl—you would think I’d hit rock bottom.

WRONG.

Let’s back this up a sec…

Brendan Daniels is the sexiest man alive. The captain of the Badger’s NHL team is also clever, kind, funny, and was my good friend…until we cruised out of the friend zone one weekend with a red-hot fling. Come Monday morning, I wanted to keep riding the Big O train to happy town, but Brendan wanted someone who was “stepmom” material.

A.K.A, not me, apparently.

The problem? I’m crazy in love with him and his daughter. So when he asks me to be his pretend girlfriend for a long weekend with his former in-laws, I say yes. We’re still friends, after all, and friends don’t let friends fake it alone.

***

Laura Collins is the last woman I should be thinking about taking in the back seat of my car, in the woods behind my in-laws’ house, or in a hotel room where we’re sharing one very small, very squeaky bed.

I need a steady, stable influence for my daughter, not a fling with this too wild, too young, too impulsive red head. So what if she’s beautiful and intense and passionate and has the biggest heart I’ve ever known?

I don’t want to fall in love. I really don’t. The whole “pretend girlfriend” thing was supposed to solve my problems, buy me a little more time.

But when it comes to Laura?

Hell, maybe I’m just not cut out for faking it.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book that takes place in the winter. Laura and Brendan sure find some fun ways to warm up after having some fun in the snowy landscape.

So after reading Hot as Puck I had a very good idea of who seemed to cause Laura’s heartbreak and it was none other than Brendan. A summer weekend of passion that could have turned into something a hell of a lot more. Love how it starts with Laura burning all her underwear. Goodbye bra you served me well! Seems this would be the moment pain in her PR butt Brendan would appear. He seems to have caught her at a bad time but after hearing some home truths on how she thinks he feels for her. Hate being top of the list as he always finds ways to be as unhelpful as possible with PR stuff. He decides to show a bit of solidarity with burning something of his too. Burning underwear aside they are both on a beach at sunset and he sure knows how to comfort her quickly, giving her plenty of time to back away if she wanted to. Seems they needed a push to get there but once they do its like they just click. It’s been hard for him being a single dad after losing his wife three years before and it turns out that Laura is the first person he’s been with since. Once isn’t quite enough though and soon you can feel it turning into something more the longer they spend together. Which is why it comes as a shock for Laura when – after she puts her heart out there – he knocks her back saying it would be too complicated with him being a single dad, as Chloe needs to come first.

So its back to being friends/work colleagues but you can still see the strain after months apart and now it looks like Brendan is about to test that friendship to the limits. Seems his ex-in-laws think he should have moved on so Chloe would have a female influence, knowing their daughter would have wanted him to be happy and not be alone. With his hectic career they might get the idea to have Chloe stay with them so she is in a more stable environment. (Side note: loved the ex-in-laws, they were a hoot). So his idea is simple, he needs to turn up for Thanksgiving with a girlfriend in toe. He just needs to convince Laura to be that girlfriend. He knows he messed up on something great and for stupid reasons it seems but he is willing to correct it. Laura is wary to help as she’s not sure how much her heart can take but it doesn’t take long before she agrees anyway. Pretending to be the girlfriend of the guy you completely fell for can’t be too hard can it? Well kissing seems to be a way to relax but lines might start to blur between fake and reality. Both might want the reality but they have a few crossed wires to sort out. Good job nosey siblings are always there to help.

That dog sure knows how to create an embarrassing situation for Laura. OMG I was dying when she got on the floor. That’s a sure way to confirm a relationship – you will have to read it to see what I mean. Its not long before the fake reality becomes the real thing and once it does its like they have four months to catch up on. Seriously this guy is packing some heat and stamina. Who could resist? But his head seems to be running away from him and get well ahead of Laura’s. You can totally see why she would react the way she did. Two people so suited for each other but they have to remember there is a third in the mix.

Chloe was a cutie and I loved her text chats with Laura. Loved all the text archive chats really as it gave a different feel to certain parts. Love how the epilogue of this one links up with Libby’s. Those girls are going to have a surprise for each other the next morning. Also nicely linking in Brendan’s feisty sister Diana with the next hockey hunk who will grace our lives. These boys sure know how to heat up the ice. Another great read but I’d expect nothing less.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Lovestruck’ by Lila Monroe

Title: Lovestruck

Published: 29th April 2017

Publisher: Lila Monroe Books

Author: Lila Monroe

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lilamonroebooks

Twitter: @lilawrites

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7109533.Lila_Monroe

Amazon page: www.amazon.com/Lila-Monroe/e/B00SRZKWN0

Synopsis:

One week in paradise with the one man I can’t resist…

Will Cassidy is hot, infuriating, and the guy behind the biggest heart-stomping humiliation of my life. He’s also hosting my BFF’s destination wedding at his super-luxe tropical resort, so short of a hurricane or outbreak of the plague (here’s hoping), I’m stuck within tongue’s arm’s reach of him for the next seven days.

But I’m not a naive college girl anymore, and there’s no way I’m falling for his (many) charms again. I just have to ignore the romantic wedding shenanigans, his miraculous abs, all those intimate beach sunsets… And did I mention those abs?

Maybe a wild vacation fling is exactly what I need to even the score… But between the scorching chemistry and all-inclusive margaritas, I’m getting drunk on love. Which definitely isn’t part of the plan.

Can I keep my heart zipped – even if my bikini bottoms are lost somewhere on that nude beach? And how do you let go of the past when you’re holding on tight to the past’s (very ripped) torso?

Find out in the sexy, hilarious new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

 

Review:

So being stuck on an island with the one who stomped all over your heart might not be the best way to relax. Especially when it looks like he is there for the same reason you are. Ruby’s best-friend Brooke is getting married in paradise and it turns out that this paradise was a gift to them from her fiancé Trevor’s friend Will. Have the resort and all the trimmings for the guests and wedding for a week, sounds great right? Well it would be good if Will wasn’t ‘the Will’ from her college days who after she poured her heart out in a letter decided to stomp all over it. To think she had put it behind her would be somewhat of a misconception on her part as the moment she sees him she is right back to that day. Shame his sexiness isn’t feeling the same vibes as all he comes across as is a long lost friend who wants to reconnect. She can’t believe it at first but the longer she is in his presence the more she seems to be tempted. I mean come on romantic beach setting, him being all sweet, chemistry sizzling between them and can I just say hello abs. He is certainly not complaining when he finally gets his hands on her. When is she ever going to see him again? Could she take her friends advice and just have a bit of fun in the sun? Because the vibe coming off him is suggesting that he would be well up for it.

Misunderstanding central when it comes to Ruby and Will and it only gets worse before it gets better. Chemistry and heat rising hot enough to burn the place down from the get go though. Time apart has definitely made them appreciate what they have now. Fling in paradise or can they take it home? Easy to see how they used to be close friends with how easily they fell back in pace with each other. It then goes to a whole other level after a bit of sexy dancing. Love the waterfall scene. Will really should have known better than to think she would back down from him. He gets one hell of a view though so not sure he minds. He might have needed to take a dip himself to cool off.

Other characters are an interesting mix that works well together so you aren’t solely focused on what Ruby and Will are doing. Even though they are great and you want to follow them. You can get a feel for how the week comes together for everybody around them too.

Love the ending; Will creates a very ‘Ruby’ way to set the record straight to get what he’s always wanted. Lila’s books always have a funny vibe running throughout alongside the romance, which I love. Great mix with the two and another great read.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Give Me Books for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Make Me’ by C.M. Owens

Title: Make Me (The Sterling Shore Series Book 10)

Published: 30th January 2017

Author: C.M. Owens

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CMOwensAuthor

Twitter: @cmowensauthor

 

Synopsis:

DALE

I’m a mature and very pragmatic person, whom others like to call boring.

At least I was…until Harley came back into town…

What do you do when a girl comes back for some petty revenge against you and seduction is part of her game?

You pretend to be a millionaire Dom, of course.

Yeah…it sounded better in theory. My execution keeps ending up in awkward messes, and this game between us gets even messier when I learn more about Harley. She’s easy to fall for, even though she’s hazardous as hell.

What happens when all the games end?

HARLEY

One simple little goal turns into one giant disaster.

On the surface, Dale Sterling seemed like an asshole from my past; the typical arrogant guy who boulders through life and anyone in his way. So a little revenge seemed plausible, considering what he did to me once upon a long time ago. In hindsight, it was immature. But revenge has kept me on top of the world since I stopped being on the bottom of everyone’s shoes, so I make no apologies for my immaturity.

But Dale is weirdly kinky…

Everything is going fine…until it gets real. Now the guy I wanted to humiliate is the same guy I’m begging my heart not to stupidly fall in love with.

Unfortunately, my heart tends to be stubborn.

*Can be read as a stand-alone
*Sexual content
*Adult language

 

Review:

Goes down as another from my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book from a series you love. The Sterling Shore Series is one very addictive one and I can’t wait for the next!

Harley did not have a very good school experience but a few things made a lasting impression on her. They made her into the person she is today and today she wants revenge for those who have wronged her. One person on that list is none other than our Dale Sterling. Things are about to get interesting with our boy Dale, the saying it’s always the quite ones comes to mind with what they soon get up to. She is going back to Sterling Shore with her head held high and a very nice bank balance due to being on hell of an app guru. She wants them all to know that she has made it when they thought of her as nothing.She’s back in Sterling Shore for revenge, what she gets is much more kinky when Dale gets her within his grasped. To help her on her way with her revenge plan though she needs a little help. That help comes in the form of Vivica, who just so happens to be a cousin of Raya’s. Loved how loyal she was with Harley, she would clearly do anything to protect her girl. A Drivel you don’t want on your bad side. Nice link back to the beginning as well as we are soon to be coming to our end with this series.

Dale has always been the quiet one who saw where everyone else was going wrong in their relationships but doesn’t always see it in his own. When he sees a blonde beauty at the bar he is all up for a little flirting. That is until she says her name ‘Harley’. That one word and he goes back to the one bad thing he did when he was younger. He wants to make amends though and seems to know her better than she would have thought. When he finds out that she is back to seek some sort of revenge on him he does something he is not proud of. He asks the most immature people he knows for advice – Mav and Corbin. Bad idea as their idea is for him to pretend he is a Dom, get him a whole room kitted out and shock her so much that she runs away screaming. Well she might run the first time but he is in for a shock of his own when she says she wants to try what he ‘likes’. If only he knew what was they would be golden. He is about to play the role of a lifetime and you can imagine that there are going to be quite a few mishaps along the way. Note to self: Dale use Google next time when trying to figure out what something is, don’t just guess. Seems he is getting into the role much easier than he thought and loving how she is with him. With everyone else’s relationship he was quick to get them to see that jumping to conclusions was never a good thing. Shame he doesn’t listen to his own advice.

On a side note I love that Harley Quinn is Harley’s favourite hero of sorts because she’s mine too! She’s so crazy bonkers in such a fun way and you can see why Harley would relate to her. Love the ending and what Dale gives her. Totally want it for myself though. Also love that you got to catch up with everybody from the series so far in this one and that Britt gets more of a presence. Can’t wait for her story, I just love what she comes out with.

This series is very, very addictive. When I get a new book I want to read it as fast as possible and then don’t at the same time. Mainly because I know I will then have to wait for the next one to come out. I really can’t wait for Mav’s story next. I want to see the woman who will turn things on its head with him. Then only a two to go after, not sure I will cope when its over. Might just have to have a yearly re-read week to get me back to the fun times had at Sterling Shore.

5 out of 5 stars

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