SYNOPSIS: Gavin Leonard is the worst. He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore. I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand. He stays on his side of the fence. I stay on mine. Now we’re accidentally on a camping trip together, but there’s only one tent left.
Gavin Leonard is the worst. And he’s the last guy who broke my heart.
This is the second book in the new Campus Wallflowers series by Rebecca Jenshak!!
Jane Austen Fan (owns multiple copies of Persuasion for the different covers)
Budding Fashion Designer
Everything Gavin Wants
Jock Royalty (His dad was in the NBA)
REVIEW: I knew once I met Violet and Gavin in the first book that I was going to be totally invested in their story. While some of their negative history is usually a no-go for me, I don’t pass up a Rebecca Jenshak book. Also, I just had a good feeling about them and the whole situation. I enjoyed seeing these two get past the bad things that happened. I loved their interactions, and I loved how things unfolded. While we don’t get the best first impression of Gavin in the previous book, he proves himself over and over throughout this one. I loved Violet’s obsession with Jane Austin and how that played into their interactions. Seriously, this book was so freaking adorable and I’m so glad I got my hands on it! I highlighted so many quotes and parts of this book, because of all the different emotions they made me feel. There’s just a connection to characters that experience realistic feelings and situations that hits the spot. I can’t wait for the next books in this amazing series!!
Thank you to Rebecca Jenshak and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments. Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.
SYNOPSIS: Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved. And the only one to break my heart. I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated. Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began. When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on. Except I’m no longer okay with that idea. I’ll prove to him that I come second to none.
First love can’t come second. A stand alone second chance grumpy sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox.
REVIEW: K.A. Linde puts grumpy/sunshine and best friend’s brother into this wonderful read. Oh, did I mention there is a small town and a great friends group? I was all in for this one. Not to mention, readers meet Maddox and Josie in the previous books of the series, Hold the Forever and At First Hate, and the anticipation of their story was at an all time high before it even came out! I just loved the angst, the pining, the way these two struggled to get it right. Josie was one of those characters I wanted to shake some sense into, but her childhood experiences didn’t make her equipped to deal with the seriousness of their relationship. Seeing these two grow and overcome the hurt, was so satisfying!
Thank you Wildfire Marketing Solutions and K.A. Linde for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
SYNOPSIS: He’s loved her forever. Now she’s marrying another man. Chaya – The wedding plans are underway, and the Save the Date cards are sent. If only the man she was marrying was the man she loved with all her heart. Being a contemporary woman in a traditional faith requires compromise. Being in love with her best friend, Sad Fridays’ guitarist, Ben King, the man who saved her years ago, is agony. It’s official. He has ruined her for all other men. Ben – When Ben receives his Save The Date card, he gets so drunk he falls off stage during their American breakthrough tour. He’s loved Chaya for what feels like forever. But her father made it crystal clear. Ben will never be the one for his daughter. Now she’s marrying another man, and Ben is beginning to wonder just when Chaya will realise it’s him she should be saying I do to. When tragedy reunites them, Chaya is caught between her fiancé and her love. And it’s up to Ben to fight for Chaya or let her go forever.
I’m going to be honest with you all here. I just could not read this one, but not because it was anything less than great. Confused? I get it, but here’s the thing, I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this series. The last book, Love You Like That, may be one of my all time favorite books, and I have been so interested in Ben and Chaya since book one. Are you scratching your head and mentally screaming “Jessica, why didn’t you read this then?!” Okay, here it is… I HATE love triangles, like with a passion. Now don’t get me wrong, I do occasionally read one when it is in a beloved series (yes, such as this one), BUT I have to be in the mood. Yes, I am cursed with the dreaded “mood reader” disorder. So I have not picked this up yet, because I would not have given it a fair rating if I read now. I am going to make an exception for this one in the future though, because I have to see Ben and Chaya’s journey and know how this amazing series ends. I know it’s going to break my heart and then put it all back together again. So I’ll leave you with this, please read this entire series! You will not regret it!!
Thank you to Scarlett Cole and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay. I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I’m getting the chance to follow that dream. I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.
SYNOPSIS: Colby’s living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend’s two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she’ll be sharing custody with the one man she can’t stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house. Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn’t need is his sister’s irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse. Rip doesn’t trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can’t believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?
REVIEW: This book was absolutely adorable and heartwarming. I knew from the first chapter that I was going to love seeing these two as they navigated this new forced proximity. I enjoyed how buttoned up Rip was and I enjoyed the chaos that was Colby. They couldn’t be more different in some aspects, and with how they dealt with the grief. The situation they’re in is really heartbreaking, and while Rip always seems like he has everything under control, he’s quite the controlled mess in the beginning. He really doesn’t know how to deal with his emotions and grief. Colby is such a caring person, even though she is definitely a hot mess. Let’s just say Monica and Brooks knew what they were doing by naming these two co-godparents. I also enjoyed the kids and their little antics, not to mention Stu and what he brought to the dynamics. This is just a pull at your heart strings romance, and I really enjoyed reading it!
Thank you to Rachel Van Dyken, Forever Publishing, and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching guilty-pleasure TV.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and, adorable son. She loves to hear from readers!
SYNOPSIS: Most college-aged girls go to Europe to experience their sexual awakening. All I had to do was come home. Ford Dalton isn’t the kind of man I’d look at twice—because I can’t stop looking at him at all. We can’t take our hands off each other in the bar. Back at his house, it’s our lips. And in his bed? There isn’t a single part of us that’s not on fire. One night would never be long enough for Ford to show me every delicious thing he can do to my body. But there’s something he’s keeping from me: he’s already met the love of his life. His daughter, Everly. And there’s something I’m keeping from him: I just applied for the job of my dreams. Everly’s new nanny.
A sexy single dad and nanny romance! There are five stand-alone books in the Dalton Family Series: The Lawyer The Billionaire The Single Dad The Intern The Bachelor
REVIEW: This was a total feel good romance. There was no over the top ridiculous drama, but a slow building on connection and chemistry between these two characters. Sydney‘s relationship with Everly was super cute. The way Ford wants Sydney is totally book boyfriend material. While there was some questionable maneuvering, I think the connection outweighed it for them. True to this series from Marni Mann, you get all the steamy scenes paired with a meant to be connection. This was a great single dad/nanny romance!
Thank you to Marni Mann and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts unique stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their yellow Lab. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.