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review 2020-05-19 07:50
Idol (VIP Book 1) - Kristen Callihan

Libby is seriously sick.  The hottest man ever has mangled her front yard.  Just gross.  He has gotten sick, made her feel bad, and thoroughly disgusted her.  How is this possible?


Killian is so glad to be anonymous, knowing it will not last.  For the time being his neighbor slash enemy is avoiding him.  He cannot stop looking her way.  He may have to get to know her better.


This book starts out with such fun angst.  There is so much humor, and the laughs keep coming.  Until the heat kicks in.  Then it is all heat and spark.  Between these two, you can feel it lifting off the page and seriously almost burning me as the reader.  I was fully impressed.  I cannot wait to read the next book in this sexified series.  I give this read a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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review 2020-05-08 16:45
Undercover Bromance
Undercover Bromance - Lyssa Kay Adams

Not too much to say except I loved the story of Braden and Liv. Both were introduced in the first book in the series and they really shined in this one. Adams takes on the romantic suspense genre in this one and I honestly now understand why I get bugged about most of those romance novels. You have the heroine supposed to meekly let the hero rescue her even when she tells him multiple times that she's good and can do things without him. I am still annoyed at the Nora Roberts books I have read when a smart and capable heroine gets walked over by the hero and told she just needs to deal with him protecting her and that's that. And I get really upset when the heroine has shown she can take care of herself but when the final showdown between them and the bad guy the hero saves her. Bah. Bah I say! 


Anyway, "Undercover Bromance" has Braden wanting a real romantic relationship like the rest of his club members. He has been dating a woman for a couple of months and thinks it is the perfect time to declare himself. Instead things go sideways at the fancy restaurant he takes his date when a $1,000 cupcake ends up in her lap. Liv is the pastry chef who caused the mishap and knows that her boss is going to fire her when all is said and done. When Liv overhears her boss sexually harassing someone she jumps in to stop it and puts a target on her back. She and Braden reluctantly (on Liv's side) work together to bring her boss down. This book really focuses on consent and the far reaching effects of sexual harassment. Adams does such a good job here with showing both sides but also showing how assholey (yeah I said that) some woman are towards other women who are reluctant to step forward. I was glad that the fictional conversation was had. I hate it when other women go looking for a woman scapegoat. 


Liv is hard-headed and you feel for her a lot. She still has some emotional scars because of her parents. I am surprised that Liv is still resisting a relationship with her father when Thea has set that ghost to rest. I did want more scenes between the sisters. However, I got why we didn't, the end of the last book showed how co-dependent the two of them were and I actually thought Liv sucked with wanting her sister to foist her husband out of her life for good. 

Braden and the club members per usual are a highlight. I laughed so much. And I maybe sniffled a bit when you read why Braden got into romance books and specifically why romantic suspense is his favorite. 


The romance actually worked for me (the enemies to friends trope works well here) and even the romantic suspense elements for once worked.


The ending was great and I can't wait for the next book!

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review 2020-05-07 14:53
The Lies That Bind
The Lies That Bind - Emily Griffin

I don't support racist authors. I am so annoyed I ever read her books. The first one I read, "Something Borrowed" was terrible and the next one wasn't much better. 

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review 2020-04-24 09:52
The First Date - Zara Stoneley

Rosie had broken up in the past year with her long time boyfriend.  Then she found out he had moved on.  A new relationship, a new location, and it all made her feel as if she could not move on.  So she gets herself out there.


Noah meets Rosie when she is stood up by her date.  The no show provides the opportunity he needs to talk to such a beautiful woman.  He is instantly attracted to her.  She lets him know how not interested she is right away.  Then they can be friends and he can help her.  Unless he is the best date she has ever had?


This was a new author for me.  I was happily surprised when the story turned out to be so sweet with a some serious sexy thrown in.  The characters were obviously meant to be.  Together they are both happier about life.  I found myself not wanting to put the book down.  I could not wait to get to the end.  Then I was sad I was at the end.  Maybe we will get lucky and we see these cuties in later books?  I enjoyed this one and hope to read more by this author.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This early copy was given to me by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

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text 2020-04-21 08:10
Release Blitz - The Wedding War
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer...
The Wedding War by Liz Talley is available now!
“Liz Talley clearly understands women—the enduring power of friendship, the strength and beauty of the human heart, the many ways that forgiveness heals. Funny and heartbreaking, The Wedding War is sassy Southern women’s fiction at its absolute best.” —Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author
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Save the date for this funny and poignant novel of family, friendship, letting go, and moving on by the award-winning author of Room to Breathe.
Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O’Rourke were inseparable—but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel’s wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven’t spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and they’d be happy if they never crossed paths again.
But now Mel’s daughter and Teeny’s son have fallen in love—and announced their engagement.
Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their children’s dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teeny’s vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, she’s got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.
Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakes—with twenty years of pent-up drama.
When the day of the wedding finally arrives, their friendship might just be something old and something new.

About the Author:


USA Today best-selling author Liz Talley loves staying home in her jammies and writing emotional women's fiction and romance. Liz has published twenty-seven books, reaching number one in kindle romance. Her stories are set in the South where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, two dogs and a mean kitty. You can visit Liz at www.liztalleybooks.com or follow her on Instagram or facebook to learn more about her upcoming books.


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