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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: ‘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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Release Blitz: ‘Lovestruck’ by Lila Monroe

Title: Lovestruck
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 30, 2017
Blurb

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! 

 

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Author Bio
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
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Book Review: ‘Bet Me’ by Lila Monroe

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Title: Bet Me: A Romantic Comedy

Published: 27th January 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:

What happens when your sex strike goes viral — and suddenly every man in town has their eye on your prize?

All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.

But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought.

Be careful what you wish for…

Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory?

And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit?

The thrill of the chaste has never been so sexy in Lila Monroe’s hilarious, hot new romantic read!

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book published in 2017. Addictive reading when it comes to Lila’s books devoured this in one sitting. Sexy, sassy, humorous read. Lizzie wants romance and Jake just thinks it all an illusion so lets hope they can help each other out in that regard. Duel focus to which helps you get into both of their heads better.

Lizzie is the kind of girl who loves old movies where romance and courtship were still strong. That’s the kind of romance she wants for herself. However saying that here’s one of my favourite lines of hers: “I mean, is it so bad that I still believe there’s a guy out there who might wine and dine me, and also fuck me like he’s straight out if Magic Mike XXL?” She works as an assistant curator at The Met and is finally in charge of putting together an exhibit for the Golden Age of Hollywood. To say she is excited would be putting it mildly but she needs help finding things for the exhibit. This is where Jake Weston comes in. It’s his job to find and secure the un-findable. After a few condescending emails back and forth she pictures him as a balding man in his late fifties so she’s surprised to find a mouth watering gorgeous man standing in her doorway. One that, after she’s done drinking him in, she suddenly realises she has meet before intimately. When you get to her flashback of a drunken New Years Eve night three years before it’s amusing, embarrassing and annoying to say the least. After her break up with Todd the super rat she’s drowning her sorrows when she happens to bump into Jake – though he tells her to call him Jacob. Everything seems clearer when drinking so when a plan for revenge comes to her mind he tags along for fun. Seems the booze might be making them want other things as well, namely a drunken hook up. This however seems to be the cause of some unfortunate results, well for her anyway as he doesn’t quite umm … finish what he started? Seems he doesn’t remember her straight away and worse yet when he does he can’t think why she’d be mad at him. Trust me when he does remember he may want to sink into a hole.

Back to present day and Lizzie is back out on some bad Tinder dates where romance for them is ordering food in while watching the game. This just about pushes her over the edge. So when she’s home, a bottle of chardonnay later, she dials up to send her sister a video message. The rant she goes on is just hilarious and you’re with her all the way. She’s had enough and decides that until the men of New York up there game she’s going on strike. No sex until she gets a bit of romance first. It’s not till the day after at work when people start giving her funny looks that she gets an uneasy feeling. Seems she didn’t hit send but somehow share and now her rant has gone viral with others wanting to join in daily. Seems she’s now the most famous person not getting any.

Jake however is finding the whole situation hilarious, saying its nothing and will blow over. Plus he thinks she will crack in a few weeks, her response being you want to bet. He may think she will crack but I think he’s secretly hoping it will be with him, more so after he gets to know her better. He might start to have some competition after a men’s magazine does something stupid. Like say put a bounty on her, fifty thousand to the man who can break her strike. Now she has to figure out if the men suddenly paying her attention want her for her or the money. Well that’s when she finds out about it, before that she just sees all the attention as backwards. Instead of getting romance men just see her as a challenge. Something she can never quite get a read on with Jake. The chemistry between them is crazy hot and you can see both are tempted. More so when booze and kissing is involved – almost kissing her into submission at times. She wants to try and keep things professional but those pesky feelings keep getting in the way, for both of them really though Jakes a bit slow on the up take. He does all the romance without really knowing it and takes care of her when she needs it but she never knows if she can trust him. Does he want the bounty or her?

Loved the funny mishaps she seems to have on her parade of dates. Flying and food don’t seem to be her friends. A great bit of writing, funny banter and great chemistry between Lizzie and Jake. Attraction is strong between them and it seems second time around is the charm. Lets say when they get together its going to be worth every penny. Loved all the other characters as well as they gave the story more depth and laughs along the way.

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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: ‘Bet Me’ by Lila Monroe

 

Title: Bet Me
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 27, 2017
Blurb
What happens when your sex strike goes viral — and suddenly every man in town has their eye on your prize?All I wanted was little old-fashioned romance. After a parade of Tinder disasters who think chivalry is giving me a pearl necklace on the first date, I made a pledge: until guys step up their game, this girl is off the market.

But one bottle of chardonnay later, and my drunken rant has gone viral. I’m the most famous person NOT having sex since the Jonas Brothers put on their purity rings. A men’s magazine has even put a bounty on my (ahem) maidenhead: fifty Gs to whoever makes me break the drought.

Be careful what you wish for…

Now my office looks like an explosion in a Hallmark factory, I’ve got guys lining up to sweep me off my feet – and the one man I want is most definitely off-limits. Jake Weston is a player through and through. He’s also the only one who sees through the mayhem to the real me, but how can I trust he’s not just out to claim the glory?

And how will I make it through the strike without scratching the itch – especially when that itch looks so damn good out of his suit?

The thrill of the chaste has never been so sexy in Lila Monroe’s hilarious, hot new romantic read!

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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