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review 2018-03-08 04:40
Finally
Bad Bachelor - Stefanie London

Darcy has a lot of outside influences telling her she should find that special someone.  It has been a year since she called her wedding off with her Ex.  Now, she is planning a fundraiser for the library with every woman's dream.  She is afraid to want him, since he cannot be caught.

 

Reed has never been captivated by anyone or anything the way he is about Darcy.  She is a mix of everything he should stay away from too.  He feels like he can trust her.  Is this enough to build a future on?

 

This book was stunningly sexy and amazingly sweet.  A little bit of everything, I would love to see this go up on the big screen.  The banter is clever, the heat is sizzling, and the friendships are solid.  I loves this one and I think you will also.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange by the publisher, and Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2018-01-30 03:55
Feelings
Deep Inside (Going Deep Book 3) - Virna DePaul

This is book #3, in the Going Deep series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and to understand the series better, I recommend reading this in order.

 

Alec is bent on destruction.  Ruby will lose her job if she cannot gain control of what is happening with him.  As his publicist, she must help him get back on track - or it is both a future in peril.

 

Ruby has always wanted Alec, even thought she would take her chances with him.  The choice to date a client is always a slippery slope, so she decides it is best to stay away.  With the attraction gaining sparks - can they learn to bridge the gap before its too late?

 

This story was a sexy heat right from the get go.  The characters gain development that is moving the story along at a good pace.  I like the banter.  Such a great addition to the series.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2017-12-09 11:23
Mine
Slammed (San Francisco Thunder) - Victoria Denault

This is book #2, in the San Francisco Thunder series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Dixie is working in the publicist department for this amazing hockey franchise, she finds there are rules that restrict her personal life.  Rules she is willing to live by - to achieve her goals.  Until it runs into her current guy. 

 

Elijah is excited to be working with his brother's team.  It is like a dream come true.  He is extremely attracted to an employee, who is afraid for her job if they get together.  He has his own demons from the past, and forging a future currently seems like an uphill climb.

 

This was such an amazing addition to the series!  I loved the characters right from the beiginning.  Their banter, the tease, the sparks.... oh my!  This was a joy to read.  I laughed right along, and felt riveted when with each new page.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2017-10-13 10:46
too stinking cute! loved this!
Textual Relations - Cate Ashwood
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Henry gets a wrong number about a date,so he decides to turn up at the date to let Ash know HER date wasn't coming. But Ash is short for Asher and Henry finds himself on a date, with a guy. This book landed in my queue at the right time for me. It's short, and cute, and mostly stress free and its a perfect hang over cure!! It's told only from Henry's point of view, in the first person and this is the ONLY reason I didn't give it 5 stars, because Ash didn't have his say. I loved how Henry didn't see what was happening with him and Ash, til it hit him like a freight train. Loved how he didn't question it too much either, he just went with the flow and enjoyed it. It's a really easy read, some 100 pages, took me just over an hour. It's light hearted in places, not overly explicit, and mostly drama free. It gets a little hairy when Henry introduces Ash to his brother, but that's because of how it happens, rather than the fact he is introducing his brother to a MAN when he still thinks Ash is a girl! A too stinking cute read, but not quite a warm and fuzzys one as well. Very well written,with no spelling or editing errors I spotted. 4 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

 

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review 2017-08-22 00:43
ARC Review: Textual Relations by Cate Ashwood
Textual Relations - Cate Ashwood

This was a sweet, low-angst, meet-cute novella. 

Henry Hathaway, an evolutionary psychology professor, gets up on his birthday to go to the dentist, because that's apparently what one does on his birthday. Except most people go to get their teeth cleaned twice a year, and a dental assistant isn't interchangeable with a dental hygienist. 

Henry is rather dull and a bit socially awkward. When he gets a text out of the blue from someone named Ash, confirming their dinner plans, Henry goes out of his way to meet Ash, thinking Ash is a woman who's going to be stood up, and he doesn't want her to think her date didn't show. Again, most people would reply by text, stating something like "hey, wrong number", but not Henry.

Except when Henry gets to the restaurant, Ash turns out to be Asher. Who's definitely not a girl. 

Meet-cute, right? Except Asher is gay, and Henry is definitely not. That he knows of. 

Henry is also super oblivious so when he and Ash hang out, he doesn't realize it's a date. 

Matter of fact, our oblivious prof doesn't realize much of anything until Ash kisses him. 

What I liked about this book is that Mr. Oblivious didn't suddenly have an existential crisis after The Kiss and his revelation that "huh, how about that, I may be bi", and Asher is spontaneous and fun, and Henry just goes with the flow, allowing Asher to pull him out of his preconceived notions and routines. 

Okay, so when I said "existential crisis", I didn't mean that Henry is all set to go explore his newfound attraction to Asher. There's a somewhat short time period where Henry doesn't answer Ash's calls and texts, but then, professor that he is, jumps feet first into researching sexuality, and... well, you read this for yourself.

As short as this is, there's plenty of steam, once Henry fully commits himself, and starts taking more risks - the staid professor type in Henry takes a leave of absence.

This is only a novella, so there's not a ton of relationship development, and we don't get Asher's POV, which didn't help explain why someone who's supposedly such a player (as we're told) is suddenly hell-bent on gaining the prof's love. I guess the heart wants what the heart wants? They for sure had sufficient chemistry, so even though this thing between them develops quickly, I didn't find it difficult to believe they had the hots for each other. The epilogue sealed the deal.

So, meet-cute, a clueless professor, and a smitten ex-player - this was a fun, albeit quick read. Perfect for an extended lunch break, amirite?


** I received a free copy of this book from its author. A positive review was not promised in return. **

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