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Review: The Boy with the Bookstore - Sarah Echavarre Smith

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Review: The Boy With The Bookstore - Sarah Echavarre Smith - September 2022 This book had me at the words "bookshop", The Boy with The Bookshop starts with two crushes and two shy people afraid to ask the other out. We have our Bookshop owner Max who every morning orders a coffee he hates but it's grown on him, just so that he can talk to the owner Joelle. Joelle is a shy Filipino who has dedicated her life to working at the bakery and helping her family with finances. She is all about family whereas that word is not in Max's vocabulary which will later cause tension in the story. The two work as they have their own spaces, but what happens when renovations to the building block cause them both to move into one building and share the space? Can the two work together in harmony and nurture their crush or will they discover that once they get into proximity to the other and their workspaces, they become frenemies and toxic? This part of them working together reminded me

Review: When In Rome - Sarah Adams

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Review: When In Rome - Book #1 When in Rome Series - Sarah Adams - September 2022 I have had this book sitting on my bookshelf for a while and when I saw an Instagram buddy read come up, it was the perfect chance to finally get to it and read the book. This is the perfect read for Audrey Hepburn fans as it is loosely based on her movie Roman Holiday. In When In Rome, we have a burnt-out pop star Rae Rose who just wants to be herself - plain old Amelia again as she has found herself being what the world wants and losing herself. We also see her drifting away from her mother who we are about to see as her manager controlling the puppet strings, this is part of the celebrity world that's the most difficult as who can you trust to be your manager as soon the line can blur to being because they care and love you to be all about the pay cheque. Amelia wakes up one morning and just drives, she travels to a small town called Rome, Kentucky, and decides to be the star of her own "Roman

Book Blitz - Catch and Release by Tracy Solheim

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Catch and Release Tracy Solheim (Milwaukee Growlers Football Romance, #3) Publication date: February 26th 2024 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports A second chance, enemies-to-lovers football romance. He’s the pro athlete everyone wants to be. Quarterback Trey Van Horn didn’t become the league’s MVP by accident. Years of self-discipline and iron-clad control have made him the envy of everyone in and around the game of football. But when he comes face-to-face with the one who got away, his tightly managed life is turned upside down. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to score the greatest comeback of his life. She’s tired of being every guy’s doormat. London Headley is on the verge of having the career she’s always dreamed of. Too bad the path to her promotion runs through the guy who broke her heart a decade earlier. So what if everything about the Milwaukee Growlers QB sets her panties on fire? She’s determined to keep things professional. Life has taught her that men

Book Blitz - Seven Perfect Days by Francesca Vespa

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Seven Perfect Days Francesca Vespa Publication date: February 17th 2024 Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance Sometimes your friends break your heart the most. Maggie Lomax dodged the most painful moment of her life, but her eccentric best friend Alexandra isn’t going to let her get away that easy. High School might finally be over, but they still need to clean up the mess left behind. Things look grim, until Maggie meets Adam Moon, a handsome foreign student and sweet, kind soul who’s just as messed up as her. The only problem is he disappeared, and nobody knows what happened to him. An unusual offer from an old school acquaintance to travel abroad may be a chance for Maggie to move on. New sights, new sounds and new adventures may be just what she needs, but the past has a way of catching up with her, and so does Alexandra. Maggie may find her guy, but it could be at the worst possible time. This contemporary romantic black comedy travels the world, hopping island

Book Blitz - A Not So Bollywood Meet Cute by Miya Malai

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A Not So Bollywood Meet Cute Miya Malai Publication date: January 6th 2024 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Katrina Shah just wants out of the fame game, away from her high-profile family’s drama. But dodging the spotlight? Tough luck. Especially when she collides with Hollywood’s golden boy, Evan Kristof. Her heart doesn’t seem to have received the memo to steer clear of him. Evan’s used to the spotlight, the parties, the glitz. Yet, he’s craving a break, some peace. Then he meets Katrina, and suddenly, tranquility’s the last thing on his mind. As they both try to escape their pasts, sparks fly between the girl who wants anonymity and the movie star. But can they navigate crazy families, an over-the-top wedding, and their undeniable chemistry without getting burned? Their fling might just turn into something much bigger than they bargained for. Goodreads / Amazon — EXCERPT: And now Evan is standing there, his soft gaze burning me, as he takes in everything, my je

Review: Wildfire - Hannah Grace

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Review: Wildfire - Book #2 Maple Hills Series - Hannah Grace - October 2023 Have you ever read a series that you have been nervous about? One that you put off for a while as you were scared to read it? That was me with Wildfire as I loved Icebreaker - 5 stars and was in two minds with this one as I didn't want to be disappointed. I finally got around to reading it and though it wasn't as great storywise for me compared to Icebreaker, Russ on the other hand was way better as a book boyfriend and is now on my list compared to Nate. In the first book, we saw glimpses of Russ and he came across as a bad boy character but in Wildfire OMG he was shy, adorable, and such a genuine guy. I loved him to bits and now I am torn between being a Team Russ and a Team Henry as I fell for Henry in Icebreaker and can't wait for his book Daydream - I did love the scene with Henry's butt in the air when Russ pops home unexpectedly. Back to Wildfire, Russ ends up having a one-night stand wit

Book Blitz - Dirty Saint by Tabatha Vargo

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Dirty Saint Tabatha Vargo (Sons of Sinister, #2) Publication date: February 21st 2024 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Koah Saint Son of Sinister. Drug dealer. The number one stunner on The Strip and a BIG FAT LIAR. They bow to him like he’s the holy grail, but I know he’s really the devil. Since the day he was dropped on our doorstep, I’ve wanted him out of my life. He’s a black stain on my memory and the one who put my father away. Because of him, I’m flipping burgers instead of lying on beaches. To say he ruined my life would be an understatement. Ten years later, I still can’t stand the guy, but even I can admit he’s sexy beyond belief. I won’t fall for his lusty looks and boyish charms. There’s nothing he can say or do to me to make me believe he’s anything but a lying playboy. Or is there? Goodreads / Amazon / iBooks / Kobo Get ready for February 21st! Book 1 – Shattered Skull – is only 99c for a limited time! — EXCERPT: A little heated hatred