Review: Quiet Love by Helena Rac

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In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you. Fans of Christina Lauren’s Dark Wild Night won’t want to miss this exciting new release published by Tryst Books!

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About Quiet Love:

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Title: Quiet Love
Author: Helena Rac
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Chapters of Love #2
Release Date: April 24, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ASIN: B06WGRJQPB

Synopsis:

Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

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Excerpt:

The night is nothing short of perfect. The air is warm, there’s barely any wind, and the moon is young, so the sky is dark, laced with thousands of stars. We find our spot along the beach, well away from the other stargazers, and set down our sleeping bags, a couple of blankets, and our cooler.
Our eighties playlist is playing softly in the background while we enjoy the night. Daniel takes photos, and every so often he shows me an image he’s caught on camera. I’m in awe. He really is amazing. The way he sees the world is so different from how most of us do – angles and frames and visions that capture the beauty of everything that surrounds us, including the stars. Even in the dark, I can see a twinkle in his eyes, that same look he has when he picks up his camera. Confident. In charge. Sexy.
I squeeze in between Daniel and the telescope and lean into the eyepiece. I’m instantly fascinated by what I see. The star flickers like it’s dancing in the sky. There are hues of red and orange and gold, and it sparkles like a gem.
I’m equally distracted because Daniel is standing right behind me. He hasn’t moved an inch. His chest presses against my back, and I tense for a moment, unsure of his intent. His scent makes its way to me, and my eyes flutter closed for an instant. I inhale and savor the way he makes me feel. My initial tense reaction gives way to a new one – one that confuses me and excites me all at the same time. Goosebumps cover my arms, and my breath hitches in my throat. I can’t help but shiver from the sparks that travel through my body.
His response is not what I expect. Yet, even though I’m afraid to admit it to myself, it’s quite possibly what I hoped for. He wraps his arms around me so they criss-cross just above my waist. He starts to rub my arms, warming my skin and melting the goosebumps – and my whole body. My mind is screaming, Do not cross the friendship boundary! No good can come of it. Thank goodness for my sensible brain. Too bad I don’t always listen to it.
On that thought, I can’t help but relax into him. His strong, lean frame envelops me, and I’m aware of the contours of his body and the heat that radiates between us. I nestle into his shoulder and look up at the stars above us. He buries his nose in my hair and inhales deeply. Here, away from the city lights, it seems as though it’s just Daniel and me and our newfound closeness.
“Hey, there’s a shooting star.” I point to where it’s trailing across the sky. “Did you see it?”
SweetBlissHope you made a wish,” he whispers in my ear, and I swear his lips graze my skin. I shiver again, unable to control my reaction.

Copyright © Quiet Love 2017 by Helena Rac

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About Sweet Bliss:
Title: Sweet Bliss
Author: Helena Rac
Publisher: Tryst Books
Series: Chapters of Love #1
Date Released: November 30,2015
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
ASIN: B01N5Q2HA1

Synopsis:

From debut author Helena Rac, a sassy, sexy comic tale of second-chance romance and the many uses of icing. Tessa loves cupcakes. They’re tasty and comforting, and they’ve made her bakery a success. Men, on the other hand, are unreliable jerks who are bound to break her heart. Even if they’re hot enough to melt her frosting. Tessa is smitten with Luke after a less than graceful encounter on the streets of Chicago, and fate keeps reuniting them. She’s certain he’d be delicious in bed, but there’s just one problem: Tessa’s sworn off long-distance romances, and Luke lives in London. Besides, he’s proven himself to be bad news. Although Tessa’s sexy stranger swears to set aside his player ways after she carries out sweet revenge, she’s far too smart to believe in happily-ever-afters. Luke will need to use every weapon in his arsenal – including a spatula or two – to convince Tessa they’re meant to be together.

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About Helena Rac:

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Life is sweeter with romance novels. That’s why Helena Rac writes contemporary romances about sassy, everyday heroines and swoon-worthy heroes – stories that warm your heart, put a smile on your face, and make you fall in love.

When she’s not writing, Helena loves spending time with her two lovely girls and her incredibly supportive husband. She plays adult by day; enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors; and reads way past her bedtime.

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REVIEW!!!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: April 24th 2017

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 Summary: Daniel has been best friends with Rose since they were born. He’s been in love with her for years. The only problem? She has no idea, and he’s not about to tell her and ruin their friendship. The solution? Leave Chicago to travel the world, pursue his dream of becoming a photojournalist, and try to forget the red lips that he could kiss for hours. If only she’d let him…

Rose knows true love is out there somewhere; she just has to try hard enough to find it. That’s become more complicated, though, since her best friend Daniel has moved in with her after being away for two years. Somehow thoughts of him keep getting in the way, making her morning showers a little too hot for comfort. If only he’d see…

In Helena Rac’s second novel, best friends become roommates and discover through sloppy towel tucks, stargazing adventures, and a very sexy photo shoot that sometimes love can be found in the most unlikely place: right in front of you.

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Quiet Love is a tale of best friends. Best friends since birth, literally. Growing up together, Daniel and Rose were always best friends. When reaching adulthood, things began to change. So what was the best thing Daniel thought he could do? Leave.

When he returns, are things going to be different? He and Rose become room mates and attempt to go back to normal. But things are different, heated and awkward. One naked mishap and it has both of them scrambling to figure out what was going on.

Will it work or will things get too messy and they lose each other’s friendship? This was a GREAT book! I love friends to lovers romance stories! They are some of the best stories! Daniel and Rose’s relationship is very cool! Once things started moving along, it just felt perfect to me! I loved it!

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Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

Genre: Romance, LGBT

Pages: 264

Published Date: April 1st 2017

Summary: Just because you’re through with your past, doesn’t mean it’s through with you.

Margaret Beringer didn’t have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school, and was always cast aside as a “farm kid.” However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret’s youth sparked into color. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together—everything Margaret wasn’t. Who would have imagined that they’d fit together so perfectly?

But first loves can scar.

Margaret hasn’t seen Courtney in years and that’s for the best. But when Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past and the woman she’s tried desperately to forget. The fact that Courtney has grown up more beautiful than ever certainly doesn’t help matters.

My Rating: 5 Strawberry Stars

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I received this as an ARC for an honest review.

Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden is a mixture of a coming of age story to a story about adults trying to get their lives together.

Margaret or Maggie, has lived in the same small town her whole life on her families strawberry farm. A small town with all the same faces, until one day a beautiful blonde walks through her classroom door, right as she is giving a speech on none other than President Abraham Lincoln.

Courtney Carrington is a department store heiress from Chicago with Tanner Peak roots as it happens to be were her father grew up and her grandmother still lives today. Her father’s dream was to have a department store in his hometown, so they uproot and move for the opening of the store.

When Courtney and Maggie lay eyes on each other it is instant chemistry. However, they are both so difference from each other.

When tragedy strikes, they find it hard to keep themselves together and struggle. Five years later, they meet again and what happens is quite wonderful.

If The Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss

Pages: 320

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published date: August 8th 2017.

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Summary: A strikingly sincere portrait of a town and its buried secrets from an outstanding new voice in southern fiction.

In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She’s been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy’s wife.

As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don’t Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

My Rating: 5 Stars!!

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I am usually a straight and narrow reader. Meaning, I usually stick to romance novels of the contemporary nature. However, this book peeked my interest. You see, I myself,like the characters in this story, live deep in the Appalachian Mountains.

Set in the 1970’s in Baines Creek, North Carolina, the author Leah Weiss, tells the story of a small town, filled with people of different personalities.

First we meet Miss Sadie Blue, actually is most recently Mrs. Sadie Tupkin, as she just wed Roy Tupkin, It didn’t take her long into her marriage that she should have listened to her grandmother and stayed away from that no good Roy.

Once we learn of Sadie’s situation, we move on to the other’s that make up this small, gritty Appalachian town. Gladys Hicks, who is Sadie’s grandmother, knew exactly what Sadie was getting into when she gave herself to Roy. With one good look at the boy, Gladys knew his was of the sorry kind. She knew because she had made the same mistake long ago. But when she had taken all she could take she and Mother Nature, took care of her problem, her husband, Walter.

Within the pages, you will learn about the small town preacher who thinks he may be in love for the first time, his sister who is a spinster and is very mean-spirited. An old medicine woman with the help of her feathered friend, Samuel, who solves the towns lastest crime. You get to see inside the lives of Aunt Marris and the newcomer to the town, the school teacher, Kate and lastly, you will meet Roy himself and his best friend Billy.
This book tells many tales that all lead up to the conclusion, one that I didn’t see coming and actually had to go back and read the last page again to make sure I read it correctly.

Don’t miss this book. Read it.

“If the good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise”.

Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Movie Star Romance.

Published Date: June 20th

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Summary: USA Today bestselling author, A.M. Madden returns with a brand-new novel of seduction.

After personal heartbreak and professional setbacks, Landon Price is running on empty. If he doesn’t take a break from the public eye soon, he’ll risk becoming another cautionary tale in a town that’s full of them. So in between film projects, Landon asks his agent to clear his schedule and then he simply . . . vanishes. Renting a discreet home on a remote Hawaiian beach for the summer, Landon begins to recharge. And in the process of finding himself, he meets a beautiful, feisty local who challenges everything he thinks he knows.

Zara Jobert has no interest in being a conquest for a cocky playboy from the mainland—even one with undeniable charisma and movie-star good looks. So she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and a sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way. And falling for Landon might come with a heartbreaking choice—between Zara’s old life, and a new love.

Vanishing Act is a stand alone novel meant for readers 18+ due to adult content.

My Rating: 4 Stars

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I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review via Netgalley.

Vanishing Act by A.M. Madden is a story of the famous Landon Price. He is the hottest male actor in Hollywood at the moment , but he needs a break. He has had a rough year in his personal life and he just didn’t have it in him to carry on without a little vacation.

Despite the protesting of his agent, Roger, he went on a sabbatical to Hawaii. He discovered this town that was supposedly stuck in time. A very small town with a bungalow to rent. While traveling and on this vacation, his used an alias, Lance White.

Not long after arriving, a white furry ball of fluff shows up at his doorstep. so naturally Lance A.K.A Landon goes on the hunt for the dogs owner. Once he found her, he was knocked off his feet by Zara.

Insta-love pursues. Zara, like the rest of the town of Lanai, have no clue who Lace really is. Lance tries his best to get Zara to give him a chance, but using her dog, Marshmallow as bait to get to her.

It was a pretty good read. I just hate the insta-love in books. I want there to be that falling in love aspect with a little drama and angst.

 

 

Review: This Time by A.J Warner

Genre: Contemporary

Pages: 192

Published: February 4th 2017

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Summary: Alison Scott never believed in such things as destiny or fate, but she did think that everything happened for a reason. So, when her life and marriage crumble before her eyes, she picks herself up out of the rubble and forges a new way.

Ethan Glenn worked hard to build his life, never taking time to really live. When Alison crosses his path again, sparks soar, sexual fantasies collide with reality, and Ethan wants more. He wants to be her everything.

Brought together by the destruction of their pasts, their hunger for each other could be the very thing that destroys them.

What happens when distance and circumstance threaten to stand in the way of this love? How do they cope when all that they want is everything time won’t let them have?

My Rating: 5 Stars

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I was given the opportunity to read this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first A.J. Warner book for me and boy, it was a roller-coaster ride. In this book, we meet Alison Scott. Alison is a mother of two children and a wife who has had enough.of her of no good husband Tyler. He treated her like dirt and she realized she couldn’t take it any more. So she calls the cops on him and files for divorce. Will it be enough to keep him away?

Shortly after, she is reunited with Ethan Glenn. He had totally brushed her off him high school, and now he really regretted doing so. Ethan and Alison started up a friendship via Facebook. The chemistry between these two was electric! But can she trust him? After everything that has happen in her past, can she find a way to move forward?

Check this one out if you are a sucker for second chances!

Review: Cold Hearted by Winter Renshaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance(of course ), Sports Romance

Pages: 397

Published: January 31st 2017

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Goodreads Summary: I wish I could say our meeting was happenstance.

I wish I could say we took one look and we just knew.

I wish I could say falling for him was the best thing that ever happened to me.

But none of that would be true.

Rhett Carson was as cold as the ice on which he skated. He was as calloused as the hands that shot the goals that won world titles. He was also damaged. And broken. And he didn’t know it, but I knew all about him.

I knew why he was so bitter and angry.

I knew why he was so coldhearted.

But I didn’t know why I allowed myself fall in love with him, and I didn’t know why I couldn’t stop… even when he told me to.

And that’s when everything changed.

My Rating: 5 Hockey Pucks

My Thoughts: I read this one back on February 5th and I rated this 5 stars.I have read a few other reads by this author that I rated 4 or 5 stars also so it wasn’t a shocker that this one would follow suit and be just as good.

This book had quite a bit of angst and heartbreak. Ayla has traveled to New York City to bury a brother she never even met. Bryce Renner was mad that his father had an affair and he seemed as though he didn’t want anything to do with her.

Following the funeral, Bryce’s teammates reached out to Ayla and offered to take her out for drinks. She agrees and learns the truth about Bryce’s death. The man who held stories and information about her brother, Rhett Carson, probably wasn’t going to speak to her because it seems that Bryce died with his fiancee.

The next day, she finds herself side by side with Mr. Rhett Carson after her college room stood her up. Soon they are making plans for no strings attached sex. Only Ayla knows that truth, that were strings attached before they even had their first kiss.

She hides the fact that Bryce is her brother because once they start their agreement, she feels she is into deep. When he finds out every thing goes to hell in a hand basket quick.

This book goes through all of the emotions. You get hooked easily in the beginning because you want to know more and more. Then you fall in love right along with Rhett and Ayla.

Review: See Through Heart by Amie Knight

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 219

Published: November 4th 2016

Kindle Unlimited: Yes!!

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Goodreads Summary: Ainsley came into my life in a flurry of vibrant colors, lighting my world up when all seemed lost.

It wasn’t our quiet nights by the creek or stolen kisses surrounded by a sea of cotton that saved me.

It was her.

She was my comfort when life threw one ugly tragedy after another at me.

Until she dealt me the greatest blow.

Now, abandonment, betrayal, and death darken every corner of my life. Anger and hurt burn bright where love and trust once lived.

But, now, she’s back. Sure, she’s changed, but I see through it—straight to her heart.

My rating: 5 Sunshinin’ Stars!

My Thoughts: This debut novel from Amie Knight was a hit! It was one of those knocked out of the ball park hits.I felt this book in my heart and soul.

I have a soft spot for first love stories. They make such amazing books when a lead character is suddenly reunited with an old flame.

Ainsley and Adrian were best friends. She was the sunshine in his life, according to him atleast. She kept him safe and took care of him all throughout their childhood. Anisley, Adrian and Lori were inseparable. At home, at school.

When they hit their teens, Lori, who was Ainsley’s cousin, started to get herself into trouble.  As that was happening, Ainsley and Adrian were falling in love. But when tragedy strikes, Ainsley’s runs. She leaves behind her mom and Adrian and her best friend Miranda. But when she returns home after four years of college and runs into Adrian again, things get heated.

Like I said….I LOVED this book. It is one of those that stay with you long after you read the last page. Check it out! 16110309_1765595280427918_1804074821974228992_n

Review: Lingus by Mariana Zapata

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, NA, Rom Com

Pages: 275

Released: February 8th 2012

Goodreads Summary:   Most people would describe Katherine Berger as a responsible girl with a big heart, a loyal friend who takes care of those close to her, and the possessor of a wicked sense of humor. There was something about her that most people didn’t know. “My name is Kat Berger, and I love porn.”

When twenty-five-year-old Kat is dragged to a porn convention by her best friend, she’s both embarrassed and nervous. The last thing she ever expected was to meet someone who makes her laugh like no other. This is a story about acceptance and friendship, and a love born out of the most unexpected of places.

My Rating: 5 HUMMINGBIRD STARS 

My Review: Oh Lingus…I loved him so much. I couldn’t imagine being in the friend zone with a porn star. Especially a hot one. You know, you read about teachers, actors and rock stars. Why not porn stars? Afterall, are they not just normal people off camera?

Tristan was the Clark Kent of porn. He hid his identity behind glasses and hair dye and an alias. When off camera, he was a law student, a nerd even, but he was lonely. He just wanted someone to see him for would he truly was. Kat did just that.

Although, she felt an attraction to him instantly, she agreed to just be friends with him. She did just that. She nurses him back to health when he is sick. He helps her clean up after an embarrassing mishap. Thank God, they are just friends…right?

When he leaves to go shoot more movies, she finds herself saddened by the thought of him being it other woman. She tries to forget about her feelings and be a friend to Tristan when he returns.

She could never be in a relationship with him, right? There would be too much jealousy involved when he had to do his “job” on-screen. She couldn’t actually be with someone how has sex with other people for a living..could she?

I really liked this one, believe it or not. It was a quick read for me. I started and finished it in one afternoon. I loved the banter between Kat and Tristan. You can almost feel the sexual tension while reading this during a few scenes. And no don’t get freaked out thinking there are a lot of porn scenes. This story is told through the eyes of Kat.

It is on KU, check it out!

Big D by Stephanie Brother

WARNING! This is actually two reviews, the first being Big D by Stephanie Brother and the second being Huge-A Stepbrother Romance also by Stephanie Brother. This is because they were combined in the Kindle version of the book that I purchased.

Big D by Stephanie Brother

Genre: College, Romance, New Adult

Pages: 237 (Trust me, it isn’t this long because it isn’t a full length book, it’s two novella’s together)

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Note: I could not find this book on B&N.

Published: October 16th, 2016

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads Summary: They call him Big D because he is.
Tall and broad, with muscles so thick and good that all I can think about is getting a grip on his biceps and squeezing.
Then there’s the other reason.
All the girls talk about it. I’m not sure how everyone knows he’s hung like a horse but they do.
I try not to think about it because he’s a popular football player who everybody knows and I’m just the work-focused history major who likes to stay mostly invisible at school. But when my professor pulls me aside and asks if I’d be willing to tutor a failing student, suddenly it’s impossible to ignore.
I’m going to be teaching Big D. If he doesn’t pass he’ll be off the team and they can’t win without him.
We’re going to be together night after night, well, the ones I’m not working. I have two big secrets you see. Huge enough that I know for sure that I’m not right for Big D, even though I wish I was.
In my fantasies I imagine finding out if he really does live up to his name, but when trouble heads in my direction again, Dominic Ramsey might be the only one that can keep me safe.

Big D is a standalone Sports Romance with a happy ever after. It also features HUGE – A  Stepbrother Romance for your continued reading pleasure! Enjoy!

My Review: Big D = Big Disappointment for me. NOW, don’t get me wrong. I really loved the story, it had so much potential, however it was not a book, but a novella. I purchased this without reading a synopsis or a review, so maybe that was my fault. I love big books, but the only thing big in this read was the leading male character’s member. And let me warn you, they talk penis on the first couple of pages, so beware.

Hannah was crushing hard on the football star of her college’s team, Big D. She was assigned to begin tutoring him so that he can stay on the football team, she decided to go along with it because her professor was promising her scholarship money for getting him to pass history class.

Dominic A.K.A Big D, isn’t really like your typical jock. He seemed very caring and sweet and he was very protective, which turns out to be a good thing. He and Hannah take a fast liking to one another, but soon realize it was hard to balance all of the things they were hiding from each other.

Like I said, I did like this story. However, I was disappointed about the length and also the title states this is a sports romance, but they only mention the sports aspect maybe two times other than stating that Dominic plays football. I had my hopes up on a good sports/romance read, so if you are looking for that, look elsewhere.

Also, I stated that it had potential to be a full length book, it really did but the author shut it down quickly. I am not sure if she just didn’t know what angle to use or what happen. It was very interesting, it kept me reading along until the end and I was hooked.

Huge: A Stepbrother Romance also by Stephanie Brother

Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Stepbrother.

Pages: 75

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published: September 2, 2015

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | (I also couldn’t find this one on B&N)

Goodread Summary: I didn’t mean to see it.

It’s his fault for leaving his door open while he was getting changed.

I’ve seen my stepbrothers gorgeous, ripped body before, and have been half in love with him since he moved into my house. He’s cocky and sexy and when he calls me princess I want to punch him in the mouth.

But I’ve never seen a d*ck that big, and now that I have I can’t seem to think of anything else.

I want him, but crossing the line could risk the happiness of our new home.
Harrison would never make the first move, so I guess I’m going to have to find a way.

And the masked Halloween party at his best friend’s house seems like too good an opportunity to pass up.

My Review: Okay, so I am going to out on a limb here and say that the author has a fetish for big trouser snakes. And that’s totally fine, I mean, I am a woman and a writer and I know size matters! But the title says it all, this also includes a leading male that is well endowed.

So, this one actually was released a year prior to Big D and it tells the story of Jenna, who is Hannah’s best friend, and Harrison, who is Dominic’s bestie. They are step-siblings and at this time, they are still in high school, I would guess because they are still living with their parent’s.

Jenna was going by Harrison’s room one day and found herself face to face with his penis. He had obviously just gotten out of the shower and left his door open while he was getting dressed. It was all she could think about. She had formed this attraction for him and was plotting a way to be with him without actually “being” with him.

This one was shorter that Big D, but I wanted it to go on further. I wanted to know what happen next. If you are like me and read this book after reading Big D, you will know a little, but not enough to formulate how things went down after the book ended.

All in all, I like both stories, I really did. I just wish they were longer, which is why I can’t rate either of them high. I have to take away, but that’s because I love my books 300+ pages.

Shameless by Lex Martin

Shameless by Lex Martin

Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance

Pages: 394

Links: Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes & Noble

Published: April 26th 2016

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Goodreads Summary: What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing.

Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.

I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.

Katherine…

When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me.

What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.

I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.

* Author’s note: Due to mature situations and sexual content, Shameless is recommended for readers 18+.

My Review:

When tragedy stuck in Brady’s family, he was left to take care of his family’s funeral and their farm. When he arrives in Texas, he gets more than what he bargained for.

He meets Katherine, who is holding a baby. A baby he thought belonged to her, but only the child turns out to be his niece, whom everyone thought was dead. When he learns that he has inherited the farm and has got full custody of the baby, he thinks he is in over his head. But with the help of Katherine, the neighbors, a crazy raccoon and a bunch of orphaned animals, he some how makes it work.

I really loved this book. It did vaguely remind me of the movie Life as We Know It, but don’t worry, it’s totally different. The characters were lovable and if you like tatted guys, Brady is your man…not to mention he is a tattoo artist. It does alternate POV, which I like most of the time. There is adult content so beaware of that if you are going to read it.

This was my very first Lex Martin book, so I was unaware that this book is actually a spin off from another book hers. Actually it may be a series. Overall, I have to say it is a good read if you are into young adult romance. Check it out!

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