Another round up and this time we are going with romances. I read so many of these nowadays, I’m sure we aren’t surprised by this round up theme ^_^. I was able to narrow this lot down to contemporary romances, but even so there is quite a variety!!
Here are the books reviewed:
- Man Cuffed by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
- Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan
- Kissing Galileo by Penny Reid
- Remembering Ivy by Claire Kingsley
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A good cop can always spot trouble. That’s why my senses started pinging the moment I met the hottie next door. The neighborhood may never be the same. First she confuses me for a male stripper and tries to remove my uniform. (The guys on the force will never let me live that down.) And then there’s the breaking and entering.
I don’t know what to do with her. My libido has a few ideas of its own, though. Bad, bad ideas.
Hey, it’s not my fault that Hot Cop’s nightstick gets excited every time we see each other. And I can’t help that someone broke into his apartment.
Fine—that last thing was totally my fault. And I intend to make amends. So when he needs a date for his sister’s wedding, I’m there. This is right up my alley. I’m an actor. By the time it’s over, his entire family will believe we’re a couple.
When I saw there was a new book in this series I jumped on it. I downloaded it immediately and devoured it. I adore this series and this is another great addition.
This book is hilarious. The secondhand embarrassment is real at times. Just… so real omg, but hilarious. The couple is so cute, so fun, and I loved reading about them and their journey to becoming a couple.
Unfortunately, that’s all I’ve got. It’s been like 4 months since I read this, so reviewing is… difficult. I remember loving it, remember funny moments that are still putting a smile on my face and making me think wtf???
I totally recommend this romcom series to others, just don’t take this one super serious. There are some definite moments you need to suspend your disbelief.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad. Cheated on, betrayed, exposed.
My perfect life blew up in my face and I’m still picking up the pieces.
The last thing I need is her.
A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can’t resist.
Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans
from the moment our eyes meet.
I promised myself I wouldn’t trust a woman again,
but I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want Lo.
She’s not the plan I made, but she’s the risk I have to take.
A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator. Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met.
The last thing I need is him.
I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.
I’ve seen what trusting a man gets you.
I. Don’t. Have. Time. For. This.
But he just keeps coming for me.
Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses
one by one.
He never gives up, and now…I’m not sure I want him to.
I finally got around to this one– the book that made me even start the series! I saw this recommended by Talia Hibbert and decided to give it try. I loved Long Shot, but disliked Block Shot, so I went into this one unsure how I’d feel.
Gosh this couple is so sweet. I loved them– separately and together. They were mature, they worked together. Sure, there is angst, there are problems, but the story isn’t as heavy as Long Shot. Still super emotional and gripping.
This book is totally worth the read, I’m glad I gave it a chance!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
What do you do when your freakishly smart and wickedly sarcastic Research Methods professor sees you mostly naked? You befriend him, of course.
I adore Penny Reid. Favorite author? She’s definitely made the list. I don’t think there is a book by her I’ve disliked.
Look, this book? Amazing. I might have liked it more than Kissing Tolstoy.
This book is a slow burn — my fave. The characters are friends and slowly grow into more. Sure, there are misunderstandings and confusion, but there is a HEA. This couple is so flippin’ cute and I laughed so, so much. Also, is private lingerie model a real job?? That sounds… interesting.
I should also mention tw: restrictive eating, body image problems –sorry I don’t know the right terms, but this is a heavy issue in the book.
Synopsis from Goodreads: After putting her life on hold to care for her dying father, Ivy Nichols feels stuck.
The mysterious William Cole walks into her life, like a beacon of light in a fog. He’s sensual and captivating—awakening Ivy in ways she’s never experienced before.
But he knows things about her—deeply personal things—that he shouldn’t. His explanation is impossible, but the alternatives are worse. Her friends insist he’s either a con artist, or he’s crazy.
With her heart on the line, Ivy has to decide who—and what—she believes. One thing she is sure of—William doesn’t just know facts about her life. He knows her, inside and out. He knows her as intimately as if he’d spent every moment of his life loving her.
And, according to him, he has.
Claire Kingsley is quickly turning into a fave romance author of mine. This time around the story isn’t as funny as some of her others, but wow so emotional. I was so, so into it. The whole time I wasn’t sure if we were gonna go a magical route or not — and I’m not gonna tell you 😉
I will admit the beginning is a bit strange, but I went along with it and have zero regrets. This story is super sweet and finished before I was ready. (I mean, it was a great ending, I just totally wasn’t ready to leave the book yet).
Anyhow, if you have yet to read a book by Claire Kingsley, let me be the one to tell you to give her books a try!