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Book Review: ‘Magnificent Bastard’ by Lili Valente

Magnificent Bastard

Title: Magnificent Bastard: A Sexy Flirty Dirty Standalone Romance

Published: 25th April 2016

Publisher: Self Taught Ninja

Author: Lili Valente

Synopsis:

Face it, ladies: love sucks and then you cry…while your ex rides off into the sunset banging your best friend.

But why let a break-up end in tears when it can end with sweet revenge? Enter Magnificent Bastard Consulting and me, chief executive bastard. I’ve got it all–looks, brains, a heart of gold, and the killer instinct guaran-damn-teed to make your ex regret the day he said goodbye.

With the help of my virtual assistant, I’ve built an empire giving broken-hearted women the vengeance they deserve, while keeping myself far from the front lines of the heart. Life is a bowl of cherries, until my virtual assistant shows up on my real doorstep for the first time, begging for a Magnificent Bastard intervention of her own.

Damn… She’s a bona fide sex kitten.

I pride myself on being a true pro, but pretending to be her lover soon leads to giving it to her good, hard, fast, and up against the wall. And somewhere between getting balls deep in my sweet and sexy assistant and watching her ex beg for a second chance, I break every last one of my damn rules–professional and personal.

So what’s my next move? Fight for the girl who makes me want to get up on a white horse and ride to her rescue, or stay a Magnificent Bastard to the end?

Warning: MAGNIFICENT BASTARD is a stand-alone erotic romance told from the hero’s point of view. No cliffhanger. Lots of dirty talk.

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book that made you laugh out loud. This book will have you in stitches, very funny and witty throughout.

Loved the email and texts back and forth between Bash and Penny. They had connected on a much deeper level than either first realised. Falling for your best friend before meeting them is something unheard of. Their first official face-to-face meeting goes better than either could have hoped. Penny always knew what Bash looked like as she had to send his picture out to clients but the moment he first sees her is brilliant. He is struck by this bona fide sex kitten walking towards him and his first thoughts are how quick he can have her.

So the basics of Bash’s job are to let you get your own back, and get yourself back, after a horrible break up. He becomes your surrogate boyfriend, showing up at all the right places to make your ex realise what he let go. Its to help you get to the point where they will be on their knees begging you to take them back but this is the point you tell them to go to hell because you are worth more than the scrapes they ever gave you. Now with an interesting job like this Bash needed a virtual assistant. Someone to vet out all the possible clients. Penny fit the bill and now two years later they are closer than ever. Well as close as two people can be who have never actually met before. That is until the moment Penny shows up and asks for his services due to having to go to a wedding that she really doesn’t want to – her mothers to her ex boyfriend. The same ex she caught cheating on her with her mother and also the guy who took her virginity. To say she would rather have her teeth pulled would be an understatement but when her mother threatens to keep her two younger sisters away from her if she doesn’t turn up there’s not much she can do. She just hopes she can persuade Bash to help her. She is very insistent that she doesn’t want to ruin their day (or the days leading up to it) but just to save face. She shouldn’t have worried so much because of course he was going to help her.

Not having much time to prep puts Bash at a disadvantage so he puts together a back-story of how they got together close enough to the truth for ease of remembering. At one of their meetings Penny almost feels like giving up, as she doesn’t think they will believable. She goes right in to kiss him to almost prove her point but gets a slightly different reaction to what she thought she would – hello fireworks you just got that spark to set you off. It’s after this meeting that she has the idea that while they are pretending to be a couple they should be getting some of the benefits. Seems like a sound plan as they both can’t seem to think straight around the other now they have met. Penny goes back over old emails and text messages to prove her point that their relationship has slowly changed into something more with flirting coming through front and centre. She wants Bash to think it through before making a decision, something he doesn’t really want to do. Because thinking it through makes him think a bit too much about his life and how he sees himself. He isn’t sure he is ready to see that side of him yet but he also knows if he doesn’t have her then he might go mad.

The sexual chemistry between them is undeniable and can be seen straight from the get go his end but its only after Penny gives him a ‘test’ kiss that you see her reaction. Its like a switch went off and the current between them is electric. Sparks flying off the wall but if you think that’s all they’ve got just wait till they get on that train! Actually scratch that the moment they get back to the cottage is when they finally let loose and attack each other in the best way possible. Now that’s one sure way to burn off that excess energy. Though they do keep coming back for more time and time again. Such a perfect match physically it just takes their minds a little longer to catch up. They seem to get each other more than anyone else ever has but with the tensions surrounding the wedding mounting there’s no telling what might happen.

I still can’t really believe what her mother did. I mean she went after her own daughters’ boyfriend. The way Penny caught them would make anyone go a little crazy. Philip was/is a complete douchebag who deserves everything he gets. He cares little of others feelings and is only thinking about himself. Good riddance my girl Penny. Lets get you out of your shell and back into the world. Preferably into the arms of your magnificent bastard boss who happens to be hotter than hell.

Loved when the old emails and texts came up. It gave a great insight into what their relationship was like in the beginning and how it slowly changed without them even noticing. The emojis that they come up with to make the other laugh are just great. They have very similar tastes and click better than most. They just have to let their conscious minds catch up to what their subconscious minds have known for a while – that they’re perfect for each other.

Fun filled sexy ride that will have you laughing throughout. Can’t wait for Aiden’s story as think he is going to be a hoot. Especially with the little show-stopping stunt he pulls at the end. Now that’s true friendship! Great read that I would definitely recommend.

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5 out of 5 stars

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

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Book Review: ‘Good Girl vs. Bad Boy’ by Jessie Evans

Title: Good Girl vs. Bad Boy

Published: 15th November 2015

Author: Jessie Evans

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JessieEvansRomance

Twitter: @JessieDEvans

Synopsis:

Let the battle of the sexes begin… He’s hot, wild, unpredictable, untamable, and her best friend’s older brother.

Colton Brody is everything a good girl like Phoebe Page should avoid. But since her sister Kelly’s death, Phoebe isn’t as worried about being good as she used to be. She wants to live big with no regrets, the way Kelly did, and she intends to start with having a top secret, super steamy, no-strings-attached holiday fling with the man she’s crushed on her entire life.

What could go wrong?

Except everything?

Wounded in action and discharged without a chance to prove himself, all Colton cares about is getting back into the Marine Corps where he belongs. He will not get sucked into small town drama, will not take that promotion at the firehouse, and certainly won’t fall in love with his little sister’s best friend. He’s down for friends-with-benefits, nothing more, and plans to leave town long before quirky, bossy, cute-as-a-button Phoebe can get under his skin.

He is in control.

At least until a certain sexy brunette turns his world upside down.

It isn’t long before Colton finds himself buying flowers, talking feelings, and wishing Phoebe wanted more than another night of hot, no-holds-barred sex. Because when he’s with Phoebe even hot and dirty feels like making love.

Now Colton will have to decide what’s worth fighting for–the dreams a plane crash stole from him or the dream he’s holding in his arms.

WARNING: Good Girl vs. Bad Boy contains a mix of heart-warming romance, quirky characters, laugh out loud moments, and blisteringly hot banging. If you don’t like hot sex, laughter, mentions of humping unicorns, turkey bowling, off-beat town rituals, or graphic descriptions of artisanal pancakes, steer clear.

Review:

Loved this book right from the first page. Laughing so much at work while reading that I had to explain myself. Then almost couldn’t even do that as explaining what was making me laugh made me laugh even more! Completely loved the authors’ style of writing and will definitely be checking out what else she has written.

OMG what else can go wrong for Phoebe within minutes of waking up!?! But hey if it gets you half naked into the arms of your hot high school crush – who only seems to have gotten hotter – then it can’t be all bad.

Phoebe is back in her hometown Lover’s Leap and can’t wait to start over fresh again after the death of her sister. Her plan is to set up a shop and try to live life to the full, with no regrets, like her sister would have wanted her to. She seriously has some bad luck though with falling off things, which is where the lovely Colton comes in to the rescue. He seems like just the right man to try out her new no regrets, live life to the full way of life on.

Colton is back in Lover’s Leap after being discharged from the Marines having been wounded in action. For over a year now he has been bidding his time and trying to get back in shape so that he can go back into the marines. While at the same time also being a fireman – he can rescue me any day! That has been his plan and nothing and no one is going to stop him. Well that is until Phoebe falls into his arms not once but twice in one day. She definitely knows how to make a lasting impression (humping unicorn pj’s will do that). When she says that she is just looking for some fun while he is still in town he doesn’t know whether to jump right in or hang back, as he gets the feeling things will never just be simple between them.

Neither is looking to start something serious but they can’t deny the chemistry between them. Phoebe definitely knows how to get under Colton’s skin and once she is there he starts to think that he wants her to stay forever. Once they start down this road nothing will be the same again – so sit back and hold on for a fun bumpy ride.

Completely fell in love with the town they live in – frozen turkey bowling, coffin races – I so want to live there, just brilliant! Fantastic characters, loved their personalities, I have to say they are some of the best I have read. Funny, fantastic, smouldering hot read that is going to warm you up on a cold winters day, so enjoy.

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5 out of 5 stars

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

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Release Blitz: ‘Good Girl vs. Bad Boy’ by Jessie Evans

 

 Title: Good Girl vs. Bad Boy

Series: Brody Brothers #1

Author: Jessie Evans

Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

Release Date: November 12, 2015

Blurb

Let the battle of the sexes begin…

He’s hot, wild, unpredictable, untamable, and her best friend’s older brother.

Colton Brody is everything a good girl like Phoebe Page should avoid. But since her sister Kelly’s death, Phoebe isn’t as worried about being good as she used to be. She wants to live big with no regrets, the way Kelly did, and she intends to start with having a top secret, super steamy, no-strings-attached holiday fling with the man she’s crushed on her entire life.

What could go wrong?

Except everything?

Wounded in action and discharged without a chance to prove himself, all Colton cares about is getting back into the Marine Corps where he belongs. He will not get sucked into small town drama, will not take that promotion at the firehouse, and certainly won’t fall in love with his little sister’s best friend. He’s down for friends-with-benefits, nothing more, and plans to leave town long before quirky, bossy, cute-as-a-button Phoebe can get under his skin.

He is in control.

At least until a certain sexy brunette turns his world upside down.

It isn’t long before Colton finds himself buying flowers, talking feelings, and wishing Phoebe wanted more than another night of hot, no-holds-barred sex. Because when he’s with Phoebe even hot and dirty feels like making love.

Now Colton will have to decide what’s worth fighting for—the dreams a plane crash stole from him or the dream he’s holding in his arms. 

WARNING: Good Girl vs. Bad Boy contains a mix of heart-warming romance, quirky characters, laugh out loud moments, and blisteringly hot banging. If you don’t like hot sex, laughter, mentions of humping unicorns, turkey bowling, off-beat town rituals, or graphic descriptions of artisanal pancakes, steer clear.

 

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with. 

Learn more at jessieevansromance.com

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