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Saturday, July 22, 2017

ARC Review: Cocky Client by Whitney G.

Whitney G is so very very good at writing stories about completely inappropriate alphas with giant egos and dirty mouths and the women who can handle them. If you have not read any of her books, you really are missing out and doing yourself a disservice. The wit in all Whitney G books is sharp and smart. The stories are completely engrossing and entertaining. I have read almost every book by this author and I've never been disappointed. Cocky Client is one of her three short stories series. The book is only about 90 pages but it is a complete story that you can read quickly and still love.

Penelope is determined to have a one night stand and she does with Ryan. The next day Penelope is set to meet the biggest client of her career as a publicist and it's Ryan. The same Ryan who left her one of the funniest post-one night stand notes you will ever read.  Everything about Ryan and Penelope was fun for me. Ryan is totally off his rocker. He can scarcely find a PR firm in all of NY to rep him because he's rich, cocky and unfamiliar with appropriate conduct. Penelope could really use Ryan's business but she has a backbone and refuses to put up with Ryan's outrageous behavior. She manages to get hired despite the fact that Ryan tries to fire her before she starts. All sorts of shenanigans and super hot sex ensues. As I've come to love about Whitney G, she advances the plot with emails between the characters. The emails are effing hilarious. They are not just between the main characters either. The emails involve Penelope's best friend Sean and his attempts to get rid of Penelope's crazy ass roommate. It's just all in good fun and makes the story much more entertaining. 

Even though this really is a complete short story, my only regret is that I want more. I would've loved to read more about these characters. I really wanted to know how Ryan came to be such a psycho. Just in general, I wanted more time with both of these characters. Instead of being greedy though, I'm going to appreciate what Whitney gave us and suggest you do the same. Read this and then find everything else you can by this author and read that too. You will never be disappointed.

**ARC provided by Author**

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ARC Review: Bad Boss by Clarissa Wild

I have read and really enjoyed several of Clarissa Wild's books at this point, and this one was a story that I couldn't wait for. It sounded really funny and she didn't disappoint! Bad Boss had me laughing out loud and I think contemporary fans are going to love this one! 

TJ was used to having it all as the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the city. But he never expected his secret kink to crash into his business life. So when the girl he just bought a pair of panties from (he's a panty sniffer) shows up for a job interview, he ends up thinking with the wrong head and ends up hiring her as his intern.

I really liked these characters! They were sexy together and the banter was great! I couldn't get enough of them and had to see how things would turn out. While I did think that their connection wasn't as deep as I would have hoped for, I liked them a lot. They were definitely a bit over the top at times, but honestly I had a great time reading the story and it didn't bother me. 

I think if you go into this one knowing that it is a bit on the over the top side and that there will be corny jokes that this is a story you'll enjoy. If that doesn't sound like your thing though, this one might not be for you. It was funny and sexy and a great quick summer read that I lost myself in. Clarissa Wild is a great author and I can't wait for more from her.

**ARC Provided by Enticing Journey PR**

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Guest Post with Author Anna Schmidt and Giveaway

Award-winning author ANNA SCHMIDT delights in creating stories where her characters must wrestle with the challenges of their times. Critics have consistently praised Schmidt for her ability to seamlessly integrate actual events with her fictional characters to produce strong tales of hope and love in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She resides in Wisconsin.

Friday, July 21, 2017

ARC Review: Free Baller by Rie Warren

This is the second book in the Carolina Crush football/romance series. You don't have to read these books in order but if you skip the first book, this one is going to open with an entire spoiler of the plot in book #1. I've also read the last book in this series and it doesn't contain as much spoilage of this one as Free Baller does of book #1. So read as a standalone if you want but if you plan to read the whole series, start with book #1. If you already read book #1 and didn't love it, the plot of this one is totally different. I like Warren's writing but I hated the direction the story went in during the first installment. You don't need to worry about similar themes in this book, it's quite different.

This is the story of Brooklyn and Delaney. Brooks is a recent divorcee who is the tight end for the crazy and completely entertaining Carolina Crush. Because of Brooks unsatisfactory history with romantic relationships, when this book begins, he's committed to nothing more than "no strings" hooking up. That changes when he meets and immediately becomes obsessed with Delaney.  Delaney is the QB of Carolina's uber hot/scantily clad female football team, the Carolina Cougars. I did some serious eye rolling regarding a bunch of super hot women tackling each other but whatevs.

Brooks really meets his match with Delaney and I think that is one of the things I like about this book so much. Delaney is not a hook up type of girl and she refuses to change that for Brooks. Brooks has to decide to take Delaney strings and all and he does. After Brooks makes that decision, Delaney doesn't just trust that he has made some miraculous change. Brooks has to do a little pursuing and we get to see how intense he can be and how Delaney can match him.

 The other thing I like about this book is the banter between the characters. All the Carolina football series are wildly entertaining and this is no exception. All of the football players make appearances in all of the books and shenanigans ensues whenever everyone is together. Oh and I did I mention that Rie Warren books are ALWAYS smoking hot when it comes to the actual hooking up. I mean, oh my damn. There is some stuff in all of these books that you really don't want to be reading out in public. 

Fun book, great characters, hot sex. I recommend this one.

**ARC provided by Author**

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Feature and Giveaway: Lucky Charmed by Sharla Lovelace

Carmen Frost hates honey. And bees. And in her hometown of Charmed, Texas, which practically invented the stuff, that’s a problem. The good news is that the summer Honey Festival is finally over. Even better, so is the annual Lucky Hart carnival, a road show that made off with her dreams years ago—including the boy she loved. Now she’s got a divorce behind her, and a successful law career in front of her, but in a tiny town, big memories die hard. Or they don’t die at all—as Carmen discovers when she runs into an all too familiar pair of eyes—older, wiser, and just as heart-melting as ever . . .

Sully Hart has had enough of the nomad lifestyle. Travelling with his father’s carnival gave him adventures, but it cost him much more. Now he’s home to stay, contracted to create an entertainment complex in Charmed. He wants roots, a house with a yard and all the mundane pleasures that go with it. But the girl he loved has become a woman who still wants freedom. Can she still want him? It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .

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