Beholden by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

Release Date: May 12, 2020

SYNOPSIS:

๐‹๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ž๐œ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ž๐š ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ž.

The loss of her parents took her from Carmel Cove and the loss of her grandfather brought her back. Unexpectedly inheriting the shambles of her familyโ€™s coffee shop, her first instinct is to run. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ.

So, Laurel makes a plan: fix up the business, sell it, and get out of town. And it wouldโ€™ve been perfectโ€ฆ if the building hadnโ€™t come with a condition: a stubborn, broody, and distractingly sexy contractor. 

Eli Downing made a promise to look after Laurel, and offering to repair the coffeeshop is just the start. Heโ€™s not going anywhere whether she likes it or not. And for as many walls as she pays him to fix, heโ€™s determined to tear down the same from around her hardened heart. 

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐›๐ž๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ง. To her familyโ€™s legacy. To her loyal hometown. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต.

Unfortunately, Carmel has only given Laurel one outcome she can rely on. And when loss draws another line in the sand, ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ?


REVIEW

This one was emotional. Laurel has lost a lot of people, and the loss of her grandfather is what brings her back to her hometown. Eli’s character is really wonderful and the chemistry is really enticing, which helped because Laurel isn’t exactly lovable in her grief at times (which is totally understandable). I think this is a beautiful journey of life, loss, and grief. Sharp weaves a alluring tale with depth and feeling.

Thank you to Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.

She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.

After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.

AUTHOR LINKS

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How to Lose a Fiancรฉ by Stefanie London

4.5 STARS

Release Date: June 17, 2019

Publisher: Entangled

SYNOPSIS

Sophia Andreou has always been the โ€œgood daughterโ€ who tried to keep her domineering father happy. She followed the rules and did everything that was asked of her. But this time, her father is asking too much. The family company is crumbling, and her father has arranged a marriage to a Greek billionaire who can save their property business. What?! Umm no thank you. If Cinderella can dress up to win a prince, surely Sophia can do the opposite and ditch hers…

Dion Kourakis has come a long way from being an orphan with only a single friend to his name. Now he runs a billion-dollar investment company and has the respect of everyone in Europe. His charming personality covers a lot of emotional scars, including his desire to make his mentor proud. Dion doesnโ€™t exactly want a bride to go along with his next business deal, and he plans on letting the lass down gently when they meet…

Only, his future bride has turned out to be nothing like what he thought sheโ€™d be. Sheโ€™s quirky and has a habit of turning up to social events in strange outfits. It doesnโ€™t take a genius to figure out what sheโ€™s up to, but the harder she tries to convince him sheโ€™d be an awful wife, the more he wants to convince her theyโ€™d be perfect together.

REVIEW

Dion is my type of male lead–the difficult upbringing, the self-made successful man, and he’s nice?! I understand why Sophia does what she does, but I would have caved right off the bat. Haha. Dion’s reasons for wanting Sophia’s family’s business really hit me in the feels. Stefanie London does a great job delivering a story that makes you feel all the emotions. I was invested in the characters, and laughing my butt off at the ideas Sophia came up with. Seriously, I had to stop reading during their first meeting, I was laughing that hard. I had too much fun with this book, and I’ll definitely be rereading it!

Thank you to Entangled and Social Butterfly PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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