Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

Title: Cheater
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Curious Liaisons #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

My Review:
No one does romantic comedy quite like Rachel Van Dyken, and this was another hugely entertaining read that I had a very hard time putting down. Rachel doesn’t fail to deliver, every time, cementing her status as one of my fav authors.

Lucas was engaged to Avery’s sister but due to events the night before the wedding everything is canceled and he’s branded a cheater. Fast forward a few years and he’s the ultimate man-whore with a shagging schedule for every day of the week (except Sunday which he reserves for his family.) Honestly, I found it very difficult to like him at the start even though I was chuckling to myself at the ridiculous (but believable) set-up he had going on. However, by the end of this book I had fallen in love with him along with Avery and that is true author skill.

Avery has grown up with Lucas. He was going out with her sister from the time they were teens and he was the big brother she never had. Until she turned seventeen and her feelings changed. Then all hell broke loose before the wedding and she hasn’t seen him since. Cue the current day and she’s in a bit of a pickle and she ends up working as his assistant. Abuse is hurled, sparks fly, and, gradually, bit by bit they start falling for one another.

Although I started out not liking Lucas his character most certainly grew on me. Avery is a very funny character and some of the scenes had me laughing hysterically with tears rolling down my face. When they finally get it on, it’s very steamy and those scenes were so well written.

The plot’s a little predictable in parts but in the main the story is well told and it flows perfectly.

If you enjoy romantic comedy or you’re already a fan of the wonderful Ms. Van Dyken then you’ll love this book. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this series.

Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Wicked Rules (Wicked Bay #2) by L.A. Cotton

Title: Wicked Rules
Author: L.A. Cotton
Series: Wicked Bay #2
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From the author who brought you the Chastity Falls series, comes the second book in the Wicked Bay series…

Lo Stone should be used to change by now. It’s been her life for the last year, but how much can a girl take before the cracks begin to show? She knew being with Maverick wouldn’t be easy, but she didn’t anticipate her life in Wicked Bay becoming a game of deceit and lies.

Maverick Prince risked everything for Lo, but it was worth it to see her smile. Only now he’s painted a target on her back and he refuses to let that happen. The only way to protect her is to do what Prince’s do best—play the game and stick to the rules.

Even if some rules are made to be broken.

My Review:
Wicked Rules is the much-anticipated second installment in the Wicked Bay series by L.A. Cotton and one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. I’m pleased to report that Lianne doesn’t disappoint, and it was a superb addition to what is already a very engrossing series. Prepare to swoon, laugh, cry, feel blood-boiling rage, gasp in shock, and cling to precious hope as you devour the pages.

I read this book in less than twenty-four hours and it sucked me in from the first beautiful word until the last suspense-filled one.

Maverick and Lo are finally a couple but thanks to a plethora of enemies, they are forced to keep their love a secret, and the burden starts to take a toll. There is no denying the chemistry and the love between these two, and I loved all the romantic and sexy times, and there were plenty of them to sate my appetite.

The second half of this book cranked the angst-ometer sky high and I was literally chewing on my nails reading it. I wanted to transport myself into my Kindle and throttle a few people, and I was on the edge of my seat as I gobbled up the pages. Some battles are won, but fresh ones loom in the horizon and I can’t wait to see where Lianne takes the story next. Roll on March!

In summary, Wicked Rules satisfied my angst-loving, drama-loving heart to the max. I absolutely loved it, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this well-written series. If you are a fan of addictive, edgy YA/NA crossover romance, you will LOVE this book and this series. Highly recommended.

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary advance copy of this book.

Review: Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander


Today I am reviewing Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander! It’s the latest book in her Maxwell series.

Title: Dare to Breathe
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #6
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Eternal love is worth waiting for.

Since Lacey Robinson trekked off to college four years ago, Kade Maxwell has worried non-stop that her blackouts and panic attacks would destroy her independence. But with her graduation on the horizon, he begins to relax, knowing she’ll soon be back in his arms. He’s excited to do the one thing he’s been longing to do—propose. But when he surprises her the day before graduation, he may be walking away instead.

Lacey was practically born with a baseball in one hand and a mitt on the other. The only time she hasn’t played was after the death of her mom and sister. The uphill climb to get back to pitching was painful, and if it weren’t for Kade, she might not have made it. Now, a major league team is interested in her, but she knows that her sexy bad boy wants to get married.

Fate is throwing curveballs at Kade and Lacey. Will they be brave enough to swing for love’s homerun?

This is the final installment of Kade and Lacey’s story. It’s highly recommended that Dare to Kiss and Dare to Dream be read before reading Dare to Breathe.

Intended for audiences 18+ Strong language and sexual content.

My Review:
The Maxwell series is one of my all-time fave series, and while I’ve enjoyed all the boys’ books, I have a special place in my heart for Kade Maxwell because he was the first Maxwell I fell in love with, and the man who most deserved a happy ever after.

Lacey and Kade have already been through their fair share of ups and downs, but fate hasn’t finished with them yet. They are dealt a number of curveballs in this book, and there are moments when you wonder if they will make it through.

One of the things I especially loved is how much of a solid team they are. The love between them just oozes off the pages and it was just so perfect and so swoony. Kade is still fiercely protective of Lacey but she is there for him when he most needs her, and it warmed my heart.

I loved seeing snippets of the other couples, the kids, and the parents, and I loved how beautifully Susan wrapped it up at the end. I’m so sad to say goodbye to these characters, but I’m really looking forward to the new series featuring Dillon Hart, and I can’t wait to see what else Susan has in store for us.

I ADORED this beautiful ending to Kade and Lacey’s love story, and if you are a fan of this series you won’t be disappointed. Simply stunning. An absolute must-read. And if you haven’t sampled this series yet – why the heck not? If you enjoy well-written new adult romance with well-developed characters, sizzling hot chemistry, and twisty plots, then this is the series for you!

I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author which I am voluntarily reviewing.

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S.B. AlexanderAbout the Author:
S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, she’s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, loves white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.

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Review: Moonlight Sins (de Vincent #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Moonlight Sins
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #1
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder . . .

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent . . . her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia. . . .

My Review:
I’ve been really excited for this book, and this series, since Jennifer announced details of it. Sometimes, when you’re really hyped for a book it can feel like a letdown when you finally sit down to read it, but that was definitely not the case here. Moonlight Sins was everything I was hoping it would be and now I can hardly wait for the second instalment!

Jennifer’s writing style has always appealed to me in a massive way and the writing in this book is her signature style-full of witty batter, sizzling hot chemistry, and the words flowed beautifully across the pages of my Kindle. In this book, we have the added mystery and intrigue of what exactly is going on in the de Vincent house, and, while one of the mysteries was wrapped up here, there are still plenty of unanswered questions. At times, I wasn’t sure if this was going to turn paranormal (it didn’t) but it definitely has that vibe which has only piqued my curiosity further!

Lucian is swoonworthy in the extreme, and I just loved him from the very start, even if he is rude and abrupt at times. Julia was fantastic, and a strong MC. Gabe and Devlin are equally mysterious, hot, and snarky, and I can’t wait to read their stories!

Overall, this was a fantastic read and a fabulous start to a great new series from Jennifer. Highly recommended.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and I am voluntarily reviewing same. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Blog Tour: xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan


Today is my stop during the blog tour for xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan! Read on for my review and some teasers of this book.

Title: xo, Zach
Author: Kendall Ryan
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he’d left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date.

I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty–and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.

The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.

The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.

I know I’m crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that’s the only reaction I can get out of you, I’ll gladly take it.

You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.

I think I’m falling for you, and I know it’s wrong. I know that I’m only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here’s the thing. I think you’re falling for me too.

xo, Zach

My Review:
I’m a sucker for any kind of forbidden romance and Kendall always delivers knock-out blurbs and covers that are hard to resist, so I jumped at the chance to review this book, and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read it, because it was a great, fast, fun read and one I thoroughly enjoyed!

Zach and Poppy have undeniable chemistry from the moment they meet, but she’s determined to steer clear of guys and decides to leave everything up to fate. Fate, as you would have it, is a little minx, and it isn’t long before she is calling the shots. There was plenty of push-and-pull between our couple, but it’s more of the lighthearted rather than angsty variety and it works. Poppy’s son was a welcome addition, and I loved her as a Mom. Zach was amazing with her little boy too. Throw in Zach’s obvious hotness, filthy mouth, romantic poems, and stubborn determination to win Poppy’s heart, and it’s a fab, feel-good read.

It was a little lacking in substance on the forbidden element of their romance but the blossoming connection between our pair was more of the focus so it didn’t take away too much from my enjoyment.

When you pick up a Kendall Ryan book you always know she will deliver what she promises, and xo, Zach certainly does that.

Highly recommended if you are a fan of this author or sweet’n’sexy feel-good contemporary romances.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing an ARC of this book which I am voluntarily reviewing.

About the Author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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Cover Reveal: Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander


Today is the cover reveal for Dare to Breathe by S.B. Alexander! I really like this series and can’t wait to read this book!

Title: Dare to Breathe
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Eternal love is worth waiting for.

Since Lacey Robinson trekked off to college four years ago, Kade Maxwell has worried non-stop that her blackouts and panic attacks would destroy her independence. But with her graduation on the horizon, he begins to relax, knowing she’ll soon be back in his arms. He’s excited to do the one thing he’s been longing to do—propose. But when he surprises her the day before graduation, he may be walking away instead.

Lacey was practically born with a baseball in one hand and a mitt on the other. The only time she hasn’t played was after the death of her mom and sister. The uphill climb to get back to pitching was painful, and if it weren’t for Kade, she might not have made it. Now, a major league team is interested in her, but she knows that her sexy bad boy wants to get married.

Fate is throwing curveballs at Kade and Lacey. Will they be brave enough to swing for love’s homerun?

This is the final installment of Kade and Lacey’s story. It’s highly recommended that Dare to Kiss and Dare to Dream be read before reading Dare to Breathe.

Intended for audiences 18+ Strong language and sexual content.

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S.B. AlexanderAbout the Author:
S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, she’s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, loves white powdered donuts, and handbags. Her husband calls her the bag lady. When she’s not writing, she enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends and family.

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Release Day Inseparable


Today is the release day for Inseparable and I’m so excited to be finally able to share this book with you all! I first had the idea for this story in January 2017, but I was already committed to writing the Kennedy Boys series, so it was Autumn 2017 before I could find the time to sit down and write it. Because the story had been fermenting in my head, pretty much all year, the words literally poured straight from my soul. This is my darkest, grittiest read to date, and there are some heavy topics explored, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Most of the early reviewers have commented on how much of a tearjerker it was, and how emotional they became while reading, so don’t say you haven’t been warned! All my books are special to me, in different ways, but I’m exceptionally proud of this book and I really hope you enjoy reading it, and that it makes you stop and think long after you’ve turned the last page. Enjoy 🙂

For a limited time, Inseparable, is only 0.99! The price will then increase to $3.99/£2.99 so don’t miss out, snag your copy today! You can purchase an e-book or a paperback copy on Amazon. This title is also enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. Keep reading for details of how you can participate in the special release day events and giveaways which are ongoing at the moment.

Blurb:
A gritty, angsty, friends-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis.

A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.

It all started with the boys next door…

Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.

But we were wrong.

Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.

Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.

Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.

When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.

Ayden and I moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.

Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.

Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.

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I’m gifting a signed paperback of Inseparable via Goodreads. You can enter the giveaway here. It’s FREE to enter, and open internationally.

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And at 6 p.m. EST/11 p.m. GMT, I will be in the Social Butterfly Party Room on Facebook, for the official Inseparable Release Day Party. Join the group here and then set your alarm to join the fun from 6 p.m.! I will be live for fifteen minutes and then a slew of my author friends will be helping me celebrate my new release. Fun and prizes galore!

Review: Dare to Live (Maxwell #5) by S.B. Alexander

Title: Dare to Live
Author: S.B. Alexander
Series: Maxwell #5
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Maybe opposites do attract.

Kody Maxwell’s life has been rooted in grief and death. He tasted love briefly until the girl he loved died suddenly. Determined not to experience that kind of pain again, Kody prefers being alone and writing music. His life goal is to sign with a big-name producer who will take his music to the next level. But lately, he’s been struggling with writer’s block until he encounters a beautiful nurse with the voice of an angel. She brings out feelings he hasn’t experienced in a long time, and that scares the crap out of him. Still, he knows he can’t let her get away. She may have just what he needs to get his juices flowing.

Motorcycle-riding Jessie Ryan loves the thrill of danger and the exhilarating desire for speed. She plays by her own set of rules. But when she discovers she carries the breast cancer gene on the same day she meets the most gorgeous man she’s ever laid eyes on, she isn’t prepared to face what the future may hold.
As Jessie and Kody begin to form a bond, they learn things about each other and themselves they didn’t see coming. Will they dare to live when fear threatens to stop them?

Dare to Live can be read as a stand alone. Intended for adult audiences.

My Review:
Dare to Live is the fifth book in S.B. Alexander’s amazing Maxwell brothers series, and a book I was highly anticipating because Kody so needed his HEA!

Kody has featured as a side character in previous novels and he is the last of the triplets to tell his story. My heart was already broken for him, but even more so at the start of this novel at a very poignant scene in a graveyard. Mandy’s death broke Kody, and six years later he is still struggling to get through each day. Until a certain feisty motorcycle-loving nurse crosses his path.

Kody and Jessie are pretty much smitten with one another when they first meet, but the timing isn’t exactly right. Jessie has just received some devastating news and thoughts of guys should be at the back of her mind, but she can’t forget the intense, handsome man or his cute niece.

This story has its fair share of angst and it will definitely tug your heartstrings. The irony of their pairing would be laughable, it it wasn’t so sad, but it added a layer of authenticity to the story. I was rooting for this couple from the very start.

Heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and ultimately uplifting, Dare to Live is an emotional read which packs a powerful punch. I loved it! The underlying message is one of letting go of the past, conquering your fears, and learning to live in the moment. Highly recommended as are all the previous novels in this series.

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary advance copy of this book but all the opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Review: Wicked Choice (The Wicked Horse Vegas #4) by Sawyer Bennett


Today I am reviewing Wicked Choice (The Wicked Horse Vegas #4) by Sawyer Bennett! Please read on for my review and some teaser images.

Title: Wicked Choice
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: The Wicked Horse Vegas #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Rachel Hart and Bodie Wright are nothing more than teammates. As mercenaries for hire with the elite Jameson Group, they have each other’s backs in the most dangerous of circumstances. But after a mission gone deadly wrong, Rachel does something she’s never done before. She crosses the professional line and takes comfort in Bodie’s arms.

One night of passion turns their lives upside down with a pregnancy neither of them expected, and one that Rachel was too terrified to ever want. Bodie, however, is a family man through and through, and he’s determined to raise their child alone if necessary.

The only common thread Rachel and Bodie have is their membership at The Wicked Horse, a sex club that lets them both fulfill their dirtiest fantasies with each other. As they become more intimately entwined, the strong, steady man with a heart of gold makes Rachel question everything she ever thought she knew about herself. Their wicked nights together make them so much more than teammates and Rachel is about to discover the choices she thought were the most difficult are actually the easiest ones to make.

My Review:
This is the fourth book in Sawyer Bennett’s amazing Wicked Horse Vegas series and it’s another triumph. While it is different to the other books in this series, and it’s not easy to compare, I think this may be my favorite one yet.

I love that this is a bridge book to a new series and I am so excited for it! I hope I can contain myself until it releases in 2019. I was wondering why we hadn’t gotten a book for Kynan earlier on, and now I know why! I hope the first book is either about him or Cage as they are my favorite of the secondary characters from this book.

Anyway, onto Wicked Choice. I loved everything about it. I loved the character development. ADORED Bodie. I mean, my God, what a man. I especially loved the modern taken on the pregnancy situation and it was great to delve into both perspectives. Bodie was willing to sacrifice a job he enjoyed for his child and that just made my heart swoon and my ovaries melt. Seriously, could that man get any hotter?! And I had sympathy for Rachel. She should be allowed to make that choice without anyone castigating her for it, but her anguish was real.

I loved the backdrop of the Jameson Group and the missions they were sent on. While it didn’t occupy a huge part of the book, I thought the mix was perfect.

The romance was really well written, and, with all the books in this series, Sawyer manages to achieve complexity in her characterization and substance in her plot, so it’s not just about all the sexy times, which is something I really appreciate. I know when I dive into one of her books that I’m going to get a decent story with realistic characters as well as all the scorching hot chemistry.

There isn’t a single thing I would fault about this book. Loved it, and I can’t wait for the next instalment, and the new spin-off series.

In summary, Wicked Choice is a sexy, sweet romance that ticked all the boxes. An absolutely superb read, and one I’m happy to recommend.

Thank you very much to the author and her assistant for providing an ARC of this book which I am voluntarily reviewing.

About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Review: Ella’s Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling

Title: Ella’s Twisted Senior Year
Author: Amy Sparling
Series: standalone
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Having spent most of her senior year flying under the radar, the last thing Ella Lockhart expected was to have a tornado rip straight through her house, leaving her homeless. It’s bad enough that the whole school now pities her, but did her parents have to let the neighbors take them in?

Now she’s sharing a house with Ethan Poe, her former best friend-turned-enemy. All those feelings she used to have for him are starting to rain down on her again. Too bad he’s a jerk and his new girlfriend has territorial issues. Thanks to Mother Nature, Ella’s house and her entire life have been turned upside down.

Ethan isn’t quite sure why Ella hates him so much, but he does know she wants nothing to do with him. He’s never quite gotten over the crush he had on her as a kid, and now that she’s living across the hall, it’s hard to stay away. His girlfriend isn’t helping the situation and when she shows her true colors, he doesn’t want to date her anymore. He wants to date someone like Ella. Too bad she hates him.

My Review:
A decent read. Well written with plenty of witty banter and swoon-worthy romantic moments. The plot isn’t hugely original but it’s well executed. Loved Ethan’s shirt-making entrepreneurship – a nice quirky touch. Recommended.