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📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars to A Cowboy Under The Misteltoe by Jessica Clare ~ #HolidayRomance is releasing October 15th 2019 ~ “A Must Read!”

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“This was a fantasic book, and I highly recommend it!”

A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe

By
Jessica Clare

Genre:  #romance #HolidayRomance #ChristmasRomance #ExMilitary 

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 15th 2019

Read:  August 26th 2019  *Review Copy provided via NetGalley

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

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Synopsis:  A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe

‘Tis the season for starting over for one military man turned cowboy in this new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and His Baby.

Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is down on his luck and calling in one last favor. His cousin has secured him a job opportunity as a cowboy working at Price Ranch in Wyoming. Too bad Jason has never even saddled a horse. If he can keep this job without his PTSD getting in the way, it’ll be a Christmas miracle.

Local busybody Sage Cooper loves Painted Barrel something fierce, but it’s time for her to move on. Since her father passed away, the family ranch feels too big for just her, and there’s no chance of finding a husband in this small town. To the rest of the world, she’s just another local fixture, known for her closet full of ugly Christmas sweaters and being perpetually single.

It isn’t until Jason shows up in desperate need of a cowboy crash course that Sage discovers a tall, dark, and handsome reason to stick around. And with the holidays coming up, Sage is in need of a date for a special event—maybe they’ll turn out to be each other’s best Christmas present.

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📝My Review📝: 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

A Cowboy Under the MistletoeA Cowboy Under the Mistletoe by Jessica Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, I loved this book so much!
Why haven’t I read this author before now?
If I could give this book more than five stars, I certainly would. This author wrote in a way that tugged every one of my heartstrings. At some point we all say, “every now and then a certain book will come along and once you finish, you are left will long sigh, a huge smile and a feeling like you’ve been awarded something special,” Well that was A Cowboy Under The Mistletoe for me. A truly endearing, heartwarming, poignant story. I am absolutely going to put time aside and read more from Jessica Clare.

Sage and Jason…..
This is a story that you’ll need to experience each emotion your own, so I’m not going to tell you anything that will take away from that. Sorry, no spoilers.

Sage grew up in a small Wyoming town called Painted Barrel. While she is friends with everyone in town, Sage still feels very much alone. Sage made a decision that once the Spring rolled around, she would sell her ranch and move on to a larger town where she can start over and hopefully find love. With her longtime crush (never noticing her for more than his friend) getting married, Sage realizes she needs a change. It’s time.

Jason Clements has a story. An endearingly, heartbreaking story. He desperately wants to fit in, wants to finally call someplace home rather than jumping around from job to job. Employment is something Jason is struggling with due to his PTSD. While Sage had me sad for her loneliness, Jason’s story had my heart bleeding. That said, I really appreciated how the author wrote his struggles so I could experience them with him. I was sad when he was sad. When Jason was afraid, I was scared with him. And when he found love, I was teary-eyed, not to mention, relieved.

This book was so perfect for a Christmas romance.

I don’t want to say anything more other than this is a must read and I recommend you check it out when it releases mid-October. This book will leave you truly feeling warm and exudes that special feeling that is in the air around the holiday season. A Cowboy Under The Mistletoe has all the feels, and then some.

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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🔥Release Blitz🔥: Slow Burn (Burn Series Book Four) ~ By Dee Ellis ~ With a new cover, fresh edits, & new content! Available Now!

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Slow Burn

by

Dee Ellis

Release Date : August 28th

 

 With a hot new cover, fresh edits, new content but the same sweet and sexy story of a single father falling for his nanny!

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Synopsis:

Levi Holt hoped to build a life with his wife and fight fires with his brothers. Too bad his wife didn’t realize marriage is between just two people. Once the ink is dry on his divorce, he finds a new girl stealing his heart. The tiny baby his ex-wife swears is his. He didn’t get being a husband right but he’ll damn sure get being a daddy right.  

Brynn Gold came to Chicago for all the wrong reasons. Becoming a nanny for a beautiful baby—with a beautiful father—is plenty reason to stay. That adorable baby, and her sexy father, make her heart burn with what she once gave up—something she isn’t sure she really deserves.  

Levi think’s she deserves everything and he’s willing to risk getting burned again to prove it. 

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📝Review📝: It’s Not Over by Kaylee Ryan, Lacey Black, ~ Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#ContemporarySecondChanceRomance, Release Date: July 23rd 2019

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It’s Not Over

By
Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black

Genre:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #Suspense #BookBoyfriend #MyFavorites

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  Jult 23rd 2019

Read:  June 28th 2019  *ARC provided by Give Me Books Promotions

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis: 

Gwen

Lately, life definitely isn’t how I envisioned it. I had it all. The house, the job, the husband. Until one day, I didn’t. I don’t know when exactly things started to change between us, only that it did, and in a big way. So much so, I found myself standing before a judge and signing off on the end of my marriage. To the only man, I’ve ever loved.

Now, he’s back, fighting, and ready to prove to me that we made a mistake, that our love is worth giving this another chance. I’m not sure if he’s right, but I know what my heart wants, and it wants him. My ex-husband.

Harrison

Why is it that you don’t know the depths of your mistakes until you’ve already made them? I knew signing those papers was a bad idea, but I thought that’s what she wanted. The minute we stepped foot out of that courtroom, it hit me. She’s no longer mine.

That’s when I also realized, that I would do anything to change the past. I have so many regrets. Not her. I could never regret her, but how we ended. We never should have ended. I’m in for the battle of my life to convince her to give us another shot. I have a plan, one that will prove to her that, it’s not over.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

It's Not OverIt’s Not Over by Kaylee Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing! Totally Swoon-worthy!
Incredible, fantastic read!

This book tugged at all my heartstrings. From the very first page I was invested. I needed to see this amazing couple get there happily-ever-after. They deserved it so much!

Harrison and Winnie were happily married at one time. But lately, Harrison let his job come first. He didn’t mean to, though. All Harrison wanted was to create a future for him and his precious Winnie. They had made so many dreams over the decade they were together. And when that all came crashing down, it not only broke both their hearts, but mine was hurting too. And that right there is one of the many reasons I loved this book. This author duo had me engaged and eagerly awaiting for Winnie and Harrison’s happy-ever-after. They made me feel everything!

It’s not often I come across books where the H/h are already married. And even though there were only glimpses into their past together, I believed their relationship was special. I felt their love on every page. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that Winnie and Harrison belonged together.

I won’t go into details because I don’t want to ruin the experience of this amazing book for you. I will say that It’s Not Over is angsty and emotional with a good amount of suspense. In addition, there is a cast of secondary characters that bring even more depth and believability to the story. This was a book I immensely enjoyed. I believe there is going to be a book featuring Harrison’s best friend, Chase and Winnie’s sister Gabby. I am looking forward to that book!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: On The Surface (Imperfect Love #3) by Nikki Ash, #ContemporarySecondChanceRomance, Release Date: June 22nd 2019 ~ My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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On The Surface
Imperfect Love Book Three

By
Nikki Ash

Genre:  #SecondChanceRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-Person dual perspectives

Publication:  June 22nd 2019

Read:  June 11th 2019  *ARC provided by Enticing Journey Promotions

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Synopsis:

People see what they want to see. They only view what’s on the surface, and they’re easy to fool. I let them see on the outside that I’m a successful businesswoman. My clothes are designer, my makeup flawless, and I live in a high-rise condo in Lennox Hills. They see perfection, not what lies beneath the surface.

The real me, the one I keep hidden is a broken-hearted woman who uses the makeup to hide her tears. The expensive clothing covers a heart once shattered by love. The walls of my expensive home shelter a lonely woman who hides the fact that deep down she wants to be loved. A woman who is too scared to risk her fragile heart.

For ten years, I’ve managed to hide behind the image of perfection. Only letting people see what’s on the surface.

Until I ran into him.

Now, every raw emotion, every shattered piece of my heart that I buried long ago is exposed outside the protective walls of my high-rise condo. No matter how hard I try, I can’t keep the walls from crumbling. He sees me beyond the image that I’ve created. He says he can handle what’s below the surface, but can I?

On The Surface is book three in the Imperfect Love series but can be read as a complete standalone.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

On the Surface (Imperfect Love, #3)On the Surface by Nikki Ash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Nikki Ash just keeps on impressing me! I loved this book so much! You can tell that this author puts her heart into every story.

Ok, so I’m not going to lie…..when we met Celeste in Nick’s book, The Pick Up, book one in the series, I did not like her. Not at all! Then we are given more of her in Killian and Giselle’s book. There I can admit I still wasn’t on board with the “Celeste” train. She just was not a likable character. And do you know what? I’m glad the author kept her backstory from us until her own book. Celeste is a very complex character. There are many sides to her. But as the title implies, Celeste is just one persona on the surface. There is so much more to this woman. My admiration and respect for her grew expotentionally in my mind and in my heart. No, Celeste was not perfect. She did frustrate me now and again. But this time I understood where she was coming from. Fear is an emotion that has the potential to destroy us. I’m just glad that by the end of the book, Celeste decided to overcome most of her fears to have her happily-ever-after.

Now, Jase, swoon-worthy all the way. Even Jase is more that what you see on the surface. I loved his character from the moment we met him in the past. He was so perfect. If I had to dig deep to find any flaws he might have, I’d be unsuccessful. He was just everything I love in a book boyfriend.

Going into the book, you know these two have a past. And while it was a short one, there were very strong feelings involved. Unfortunately, something happens that separates them for ten years. So much time has passed but the hurt never left either. I’m not going to say they made up quickly because that would make this story a disappointment. The regrowth of their relationship was a slow one. Yes, they had hot chemistry and a few hot moments, but when it came to committing, there were issues that had to be dealt with.

But in the end, I couldn’t have asked for a better “wrap-up.” I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I absolutely can’t wait for Quinn’s book. She is Jase’s sister. I already know her story is going to be great.

This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. But trust me, you’ll want to read the two books prior for a better reading experience.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: 5 Stars ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ to Pitcher (Commander In Briefs #0.5) ~ #ContemporaryRomance

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Pitcher

By

Kristy Marie

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  June 20th 2019

Read:  June 5th 2019  (ARC provided by author)

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance #Prequel #Novella

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

No one needs that many hookups!
Not even soon to be major league pitcher, Theo Von Bremen.
So, I help him by routinely thinning out his contact list—because I’m the best roommate ever. And he’s optimal baby daddy material.
For me—not Amanda 1, 2, or 3.
But since the man can’t take a hint; I’ll continue to spray his sheets with my perfume and accidentally leave my panties in his laundry.
That has to be enough to break a man eventually. Right?

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pitcher (Commander in Briefs #0.5)Pitcher by Kristy Marie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic!
5 Stars!
Wow! Just wow!
First, I have to tell you this is the prequel to already published Commander In Briefs. Pitcher is not recommended to be read as a standalone. You can read it as a standalone if you want to, but you just can’t appreciate its greatness without reading Commander In Briefs as well. That said, I hope you will give this author a chance because she is an amazing writer. Literally, I am always impatiently waiting for her next release. I immensely enjoyed reading all her books.

Theo and Anniston…..
Ok, so to say these two have a complicated relationship is the understatement of the year! My heart kept breaking for Anniston. She needed Theo in her life and she would take him anyway she could. And while Theo needed Anniston as well, he wasn’t ready for the next step. I will say that Theo was selfish when it came to Anniston. He wouldn’t let himself have her, so no-one else would either. Their relationship was very intense. But I already knew that after reading CIB. In fact, Theo is probably the most intense, possessive, and impatient hero I have ever read.

I’m not going into details because I don’t really need to. This book is the introduction to how Theo and Anniston came to be best friends, then more. Trust me when I say, for a short book, all the “feels” are there. I’m going to admit, that while reading this book, I bit off all my finger nails! I even have bandaids on a couple of fingers. Thanks for that, Kristy, lol. ❤ This book is a must read for all you Theo and Anniston fans. I’d also like to mention that after finishing Pitcher, I started to re-read CIB. I need more Theo!

Amazing Kristy!!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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NOW LIVE!: Baby Mine: Roommate Duet Series Hunter And Lennon Book #1 ~ This post also incudes my 📝Review📝 👇

 

 

 
I saw her first.

Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.

I was smitten. But it didn’t matter because she chose him and
he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so
I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t
have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 

Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning,
dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living
room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and
never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall
and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes,
bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on
my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the
way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good;
however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

But then the unthinkable happens… 

When my best friend dies in a motorcycle
accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of
pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality,
she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 

And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my
life… 

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Oh my gosh! I need book two right now! I hate cliffhangers because I am the epitome of impatient. I get so invested if the story is great, therefore I live with anxiety waiting for the book’s resolution. Don’t get me wrong, some cliffhangers are just meh and I can wait for those closures patiently. However, Baby Mine was so good! This book has so much emotion. I will tell you now it is sad, tragic, emotional, and full of angst. This is one HEA I will be looking forward to.

So, the blurb pretty much tells you what is going to happen. And while I was preparing myself for the worst, it wasn’t enough. Yep! I had to put this book down and cry my ugly out before I could continue. So, yep, I continued the following day because I literally needed that time to breath. This is not a light read for sure.

Hunter and Lennon…..and Brandon
While Brandon does not have his own POV, his part in this book is heavy.

Hunter meets Lennon (first) at the club he bartends at. There was strong, undeniable chemistry between them and Hunter was eager to see where it could go. Unfortunately, Lennon, due to insecurities, ends up going home with Brandon. You should know here that Lennon’s feelings for Brandon were real. As the story goes on, so does the relationship between Lennon and Brandon. Hunter is not okay with it because he wanted her first. That said, Hunter won’t mess with his best friend’s happiness. And so the angst begins. Both Lennon and Hunter are not easy characters to like through the first half of the book. I won’t tell you why but you will quickly figure that out.

During the second half of the book, we see Hunter and Lennon’s relationship start to change. They actually will become friends. They need each other now to grieve the loss of Brandon. As they grow closer, feelings on Lennon’s side start to confuse her. Hunter has always been an open book regarding his feelings for Lennon but he won’t cross any lines. (When I explain ‘open book.’ I just mean the reader knows his heart, not Lennon)

I really don’t want to say more in the way of details but I will tell you that what comes at the end was a complete surprise to me. Writing this review is giving me anxiety all over again. I must have the next book! ASAP! Well done Kennedy Fox!!!

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

 
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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 


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📝REVIEW📝: Learning Curve: MM Student Teacher Romance by Andi Jaxon ~ My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BY

ANDI JAXON

Genre:  #MMRomance  #StudentTeacherRomance  #MyFavorites #Standalone

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  5 

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 15th 2019

Read:  April 20th 2019

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Synopsis:

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Alister Bennet

Loyal, reliable… predictable even, I’ve always done what’s expected of me. Stay out of trouble, get my teaching degree and build a respectable career as a college professor. The job comes with a long list of rules and at the top of that list is no fraternizing with students. Following the rules seemed easy enough, until a dark, tortured boy sat outside my office waiting for me. His voice told me it was his grade he was worried about, but the deep onyx pools of his eyes told me more as they shook the solid ground I’d always stood on.

Am I willing to risk my career, my carefully built reputation, to help one so filled with pain I can taste it?

Benjamin Wallace

Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was to be accepted, loved even. I thought going to college on a scholarship would be my ticket out of hell, but nothing good ever comes without a price. As graduation nears I find myself drawn to the mysterious professor like a moth to a flame. Just one meeting with the man that has been starring in my dreams has my soul screaming for him to hold me, comfort me. A relationship isn’t just frowned upon, it’s forbidden, but the heart doesn’t always know the difference.

Can I trust my mangled heart in his perfect life when my past repeats itself or will he destroy what is left of me?

*Author’s note: This is an MM teacher-student romance with themes including abuse and kidnapping. This story ends with a HEA.*

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📝My Review📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing! One of the best books of my reading year thus far. This book has all the feels and some of those emotions were killing me. This was my first book by this author and I am excited to read more.

Being a blogger, I see many author’s names. I read many blurbs, and add many books to my TBR. This was partially what happened with this book. Except, the blurb hit me hard! There was something about it that said, “Hey, you can’t just add this book to be lost among the hundreds on your TBR. You are going to read it now!” And that is exactly what I did. Unfortunately it was late at night when I started and couldn’t keep my eyes open. But you can bet as soon as my morning coffee was in hand, I grabbed my Kindle and read on. And Oh. My God! Could this book be any more intense, emotional and tragic. I knew after the first few pages I was going on the best of literary rides. That said, what an impression to have from a new to me author. Oh, I have to read more of her books.

Alister and Sam…..
Both of these men are complex, well developed characters. I had no questions regarding their lives by the end of the book. Learning Curve was tied up nicely in a perfect happily-ever-after. One that was beyond deserved. Especially for Ben. Secondary characters added more depth and a bit of humor (from Ali’s brother Alex) which was added to lighten the mood here and there. Trust me, I needed that. Alister is a math professor and is in his late thirties. He is successful, gorgeous, loyal, loves his family and will do anything to protect those he loves. Ali isn’t looking for love because right now in his life, he feels content. So when 23 year Ben Wallace shows up at his office on the first day of classes, he is absolutely blindsided. For some reason, all of Ali’s protective instants are on full alert. There is something intensely sad and tragic behind Ben’s eyes. I don’t want to spoil any of the development of these two amazing characters so I won’t say much more.

I will tell you to be ready for an an incredible read. Have a box a tissues ready. And be prepared, because your own protective instincts will come out. If there was a way to jump through the pages and keep Ben forever safe, I would have happily done it.

This book is a must read. To all of my friends that know me, I would not recommend a book if I didn’t believe it to be amazing. So happy to have found another great author and can’t wait to read more from her!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score, Genre: Romantic Comedy, Second Chance Romance ~ Expected Publication: March 8th 2019

This Romantic Comedy is a Top Five Recommendation from me!  It was absolutely fantastic, original, heartwarming, and has so much humor!  This is definitely a 5 plus star rating for me!

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BY

LUCY SCORE

Genre:  #RomancticComedy #SecondChanceRomance #FakeRelationship #BookBoyfriends

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  March 8th 2019

Read:  February 27th 2019  *ARC provided by author’s PA

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Add To Goodreads:  Rock Bottom by Lucy Score

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Synopsis:

“You may be faking the relationship, but you’re not faking the orgasms.”

Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn’t wait to escape twenty years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year. Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students? Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy. When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship. Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it? Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.

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📝My Review📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a book that you could relate to so well that it gave you anxiety? Rock Bottom Girl did that for me. I believe there are four types of high school experiences. One being you loved high school and everything about it. The second being you absolutely hated it. The third being you pretended you loved it when you actually hated it. And finally, the fourth being you have both good and bad experiences. That’s me. I fall into the fourth category with a touch of the third. High school was not great for me in freshman year. I wasn’t bullied but I had a hard time trying to find my place. I ended up making friends that were not great in the way of role models. But thankfully, by my sophomore year, I knew who I was and who my true friends were. Unfortunately, there were not many of those. That said, I watched so many kids being bullied. Marley was familiar. There were so many Marleys in my high school. Unfortunately, there were more Amie Jo’s than I could count. I was more than thankful to not be on their radars.

As I read through this book, the angst just kept building. I really didn’t know how Marley’s life would turn out. And while she was very stubborn in her way of thinking, I understood her. There were many predictable moments that made me cringe and laugh at the same time.

Marley was that bullied girl in HS. I seriously don’t understand how she remained a decent person after all she had been through. I loved her character. She may have thought herself weak but Marley was anything but. When she moves back to her hometown after losing yet another job, broke and broken up with her boyfriend, Marley is at that place we call
“rock bottom.” Sometimes we need to hit that place in our lives to find a new perspective. Marley will take a temporary job as a gym teacher and soccer coach. Warily accepting this job, Marley will soon find out that this was the new direction her life needed. Nothing will come easy though. Marley admits to being afraid to return to HS even if she is an adult now. And sadly, she will have to deal with the school bully once again as this antagonist is a fellow teacher.

Of course, the bad boy of her youth still gets her blood pumping. There is also a story there but I won’t go into details. Marley’s journey, while angsty, is pure hysterics. Gosh, I laughed so much and so often through this book. My daughter thought I was crazy because of my loud bouts of laughter.

While this book brought back some less than pleasant HS moments, the author did a magnificent job in giving me new memories. Even if they aren’t mine, I got to experience them. I can’t say enough good things about this book and I’m so afraid that I haven’t done it justice in my review. This was actually the first book I ever read by Lucy Score. I am a huge fan now. If she writes all her books with this many feels, I am going to be a very happy reader!

I highly recommend this book to everyone. There is love, romance, a fake relationship, a hero donkey, and more laughter than my stomach muscles could take.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Waiting For You: The Holbrook Series Book One ~ Genre: Romance ~ Author: Jasmine Stevens ~ Release Date: February 5th 2019 ~ Available Now!

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BY

JASMINE STEVENS

Series:  The Holbrook Series Book One

Genre:  #Romance #FriendsToLovers #BookBoyfriend

POV:  Third-person with both perspectives

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  February 5th 2019

Read:  February 15th 2019

Add to Goodreads:  Waiting For You

Purchase Links:

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Synopsis:

Eighteen years ago Charlotte Denver left the quaint country town of Holbrook, after a tragic accident. Now, she’s back in town to renovate her old family home, which will feature in the magazine where she’s employed as a journalist. Making the rundown house sellable, will allow Charlotte to sever all ties with her tragic past and finally move forwardwith her life. That is until the one person she’d spent all these years trying to forget is contracted by her magazines editor to help her complete the job.

Will Beckett’s no longer the twelve year old kid who used to play practical jokes on her, tease her and make her belly laugh. Now he’s a ruggedly handsome, sweet talking, successful builder. Despite Will’s wholesome country charm and sexy smile, that makes Charlotte’s heart skip a beat, she’s determined to concentrate on the job at hand and protect her heart at all costs.

Will never thought he woud see his best friend again, but now she’s back, as stubborn and strong-willed as ever. Her return reminds him all over again of everything she lost because of him, and he desperately wants her forgiveness. As they reacquaint with each other Will becomes just as determined to reunite their friendship as he’s set to win her heart.

Can Will break through Charlotte’s wall of defence or will his heart be broken again?

 

 

 

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📝My Review📝:

 Waiting for You (The Holbrook Series #1)Waiting for You by Jasmine Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

What a fabulous book given this is a debut novel. Before I get into my review, I want to mention that this author took nearly six years to get this book to us. I read the author’s note at the end of the book. Truthfully, after reading that, I could appreciate this book even more. While you are reading, you will feel this is a seasoned author. Jasmine Stevens poured her heart and soul in this novel, that fact being very obvious. Great word building, extremely complex and flawed characters and a happily-ever-after that was worked hard for. Lottie and Will’s story is poignant, complex, heartbreaking, tragic, and thankfully, the author threw in some humorous moments to give the reader some balance of emotions. Definitely has all the “feels.”

A childhood tragedy tore two best friends apart. Lottie and Will would be separated for eighteen long years. And truthfully, if it wasn’t for the fact that Lottie had to take care of the disrepair of her childhood home, she would have never come back to her home town of Holbrook. Her reasons were justified, although I will say that Lottie frustrated the heck out of me. To be honest, it took quite some time before I liked her. Will, I adored from the beginning. Lottie treated him poorly for most of the book, all in the hopes of protecting her heart. Will was persistent, though. He wanted to be with Lottie. As a child he loved her the only way best friends could. But seeing her as an adult changed his perspective. I want to tell you, there is a sad story here for these two. That said, at this moment, I can’t think of two characters that are so well deserved of a happy ending. I was rooting for them from the beginning. Though there were times I worried it wasn’t going to happen.

This book is angsty. And while there is great chemistry between Lottie and Will and a huge amount of tension, their intimacy was sweet. I wouldn’t call this a clean romance, but it was a tame one. Also, while the writing flowed nicely, I found some of the story to drag in places. Of course, I was getting impatient for my happily-ever-after, so it could have just been me. Regardless, I loved this book, I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and I will definitely be looking for the next installment in Jasmine Steven’s Holbrook Series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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