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Hayden, I Hate You by Kristen Flowers

Posted by [email protected] on June 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

My life was going great until HE came along and ruined everything by making me the most famous person in the world.

He is Hayden Dunn—the obscenely rich and famous videogame-creating-internet bad boy.

And he’s just plastered my face onto his newest creation: Via Mace—the big breasted, scantily-clad, vulgar, videogame vixen that’s instantly becoming the biggest pop culture phenomenon ever.

And I look exactly like her!

Now I’m tracking him down to get my life back. Too bad he’s an arrogant A$#hole that’s determined to keep his game exactly how it is. I want to hate him so bad, but when his baby-blue eyes look me up and down like I’m God’s greatest gift to Earth, I start to wonder if I even CAN hate him.

Now, with every flutter in my chest and nervous breath I take, I just want to smack him across his gorgeous face even more. Could I really have feelings for this man? The guy who completely turned my life upside down?

No. Impossible. I’ve got business to take care of.

Hayden, I hate you

At least that’s what I keep telling myself...


Joy's three star review:

This is Kristen's debute full lenth novel.  I LOVED the concept of this book, there was so much potential and I had really high hopes for this book going in.  I enjoyed the original concept with the video game! 

I loved Ali's reaction to the game and they felt very real.

I loved the prologue and I felt like I was actually watching a video game trailer.

I even adored Hayden.

All of that said, this book needs some tweaking, which is why I am giving it three stars.  The POV's were really awkward at times.  The entire book is told from Ali's persepctive, but at times Ali was inside of Hayden and another characters head telling you what they thought.  I feel that we could have done without those perspectives and we could find that out later through different avenues. Also, we spent more time in the heads of the Ali and Hayden then we did with dialouge.  The ending also felt rushed.

But, even with all of those issues I loved the overall concept and originality of the story.  I can't wait to seewhat Kristen comes up with next and I how she improves.

Tempting Mr. Wrong (Wrong Man) by Kerri Carpenter

Posted by [email protected] on June 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Synopsis:

Lance Townsend craves freedom after years living a structured existence in the Army. But just as he’s about to start on his bucket list, Lance receives an unexpected request: check in on his goddaughter. The problem? The adorable little girl’s aunt is the one woman he’s never been able to forget.

Carly Quigley can’t believe her brother’s best friend, the man who jilted her years ago, is at her door. He claims her brother asked him to check in on her niece and their fixer-upper, but all either of them can focus on is their undeniable attraction. Carly knows Lance is counting down the hours to leave, which makes him the wrong man for her. Unfortunately, the wrong man has become oh-so-tempting.

Each book in the Wrong Man series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:

Book #1 Kissing Mr. Wrong

Book #2 Tempting Mr. Wrong


Janet's 3.5 star review:

Very nice contemporary, well written romance.

Carly is guardian of her 4 year old niece Mya after the death of her brother and sister-in-law Gretchen over a year ago. Lance is an old army buddy of her brother. They met at her brothers wedding but Lance was unwilling to start something with the baby sister of his friend. After Carly sends him an old letter of her brother she found, he decides to visit and work at the house, as requested by Chris (her brother). He has just left the army and has a bucket list he wants to work on. After being raised by his Korean 'tiger mom' and being enlisted 8 years he feels a strong need to expand his horizons.

Both Carly and Lance and especially Mya were great characters. They form a little family and the attraction between Carly/Lance is sizzling. But he has plans and these do not include a family (yet).

I liked the story. It was well rounded and very sweet. There are some steamy scenes but not too explicit. I read it quite fast. For me this rates 3,5 stars. The reason I give it 3 stars is because - although I really liked it and it has a fresh feeling to it - I have still read it before.



Chasing I Do (The Eastons #1) by Marina Adair

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Synopsis:

Darcy Kincaid might be a runaway bride, but she still believes in happily ever after, which is why she’s devoted to helping couples orchestrate their perfect I do. Even though her fiancée turned out to be unfaithful and a big disappointment, Darcy walked away from her wedding fully committed—to her unborn daughter. Now, a single mom, it’s up to Darcy to secure her daughter’s future, which is why she’s invested her life savings into renovating Belle Mont Manor, Portland’s oldest, and nearly forgotten, wedding venue. So when Wedding Magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, in exchange for planning the wedding of a high-profile couple, Darcy thanks her lucky stars. Until the star’s best man turns out to be her ex’s brother…

The last time Gage Easton saw Darcy, she was sneaking out the back door of her own wedding—destroying his brother’s life. No way is he going to entrust the gorgeous jilter with his biggest client’s special day, no matter how much in love with her he secretly was. Determined to take his client’s wedding elsewhere, he confronts Darcy, only to meet a toddler with Darcy’s blonde curls and the Easton blue eyes that has him renegotiating—the wedding for a chance to know his niece. But when a fun day in the park leads to warm family dinners, Gage finds himself stuck between his loyalty to his brother—and the two women who have stolen his heart.


Janet's 3.5 star review:

Five years ago, Darcy was a runaway bride. She left groom Kyle at their wedding and is blamed by his family when he dies in a car accident soon after. Gage is Kyle's twin brother and he was actually her friend at college, even before she met Kyle.

Now Darcy has a gorgeous 4 year old girl, Kylie, and she has started a wedding business after restoring Belle Mont, a beautiful wedding venue. Gage is trying to secure Belle Mont for the upcoming wedding of his brother Rhett and is perplexed to meet his little niece. He wants to be in her life and for his family to meet Kylie. Darcy wants what is best for Kylie and that might be the Easton Family, but what about her ex mother-in-law-from-hell Margo? And what about her feelings for Gage?

I really liked this story, it was quite delightful. It is rather short or feels like it, as there is not much conflict at all. It reads like an Harlequin novel with a fast story and happy ending.