Friday, 21 October 2016

Blog Tour: Emma Chase: Royally Screwed (Royally #1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog tour for Emma Chase: Royally Screwed (Royally #1)."
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Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants. 
Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it. 
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Review: Surj

"Royally Screwed" was the first book in Emma Chase's new series "Royally" and it was fab. In fact if you love fairytales with happily ever afters, then you really won't want to miss out on this one. Think "The Prince and The Pauper" with a modern day twist and you won't be far off, except the Prince (in this case) was a bit of an arse at times and although the damsel may have been on her last legs financially, she still had strength and sass which I loved. 

“I’ve been told my cock is a gift from God. 
You should test that opinion tonight. You know…for religion.”

"Royally Screwed" had all those magical ingredients we've grown to know and love from a book by this author. There was an abundance of humour, there were characters that (at times) may have tested my last nerve but I couldn't help but fall in love with, and then of course there was the sexual chemistry and the heat factor which had me fanning myself on many an occasion. What made Prince Nicholas and Olivia's story a little different to the other books by this author though, was the angst and heart break of which there was plenty. Like I said, this was not a classic case of rich Prince saves poor girl and they live happily ever after. There were so many other factors that made it virtually impossible for this couple to get their dream ending. The meddling of others, loyalty and obligation, tradition and rules from centuries gone by and of course the blood thirsty press and public. This was not going to be an easy ride that's for sure. 

“What do you like to do in your spare time?"

I enjoy rock climbing, driving as fast as I can without crashing, 
flying, good scotch, B-movies, and a scathingly passive-aggressive 
verbal exchange with the Queen…and I like to fuck. Which is 
probably the answer my fans would rather hear. The Palace, 
however, would lose their ever-loving minds if I had said that.

Prince Nicholas... where do I even start with him. His mouth really did run away with him at times, getting him into all kinds of trouble. But it was his cheeky chappie personality that always ensured that he managed to dodge the bullet. There were so many moments where I couldn't believe what he was coming out with. He really did just say what he was thinking when it came to Olivia and as for that first meeting.. I mean seriously. Money does not buy you everything!!! But it wasn't long before he wormed his way into my affections by showing a vulnerable but equally loving side. He was lucky to have Olivia. She may have been on the brink of bankruptcy but her loyalty to her family and her dedication to the family business left me in awe. She was a pillar of strength when it came to her dad and sister, always thinking of their happiness before her own and she would do anything for them. But it was her humour and sassiness that I loved the most. She really did give s good as she got when it came to his royal highness. 

"Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever."

The supporting characters were equally brilliant. From Olivia's sister Ellie to troublesome and wayward Henry (Nicholas's brother), I really hope each of them gets their story told . In fact I'm sure Henry's book is up next. That should be a laugh a minute and you'll understand why when you meet him. 

If you love this author's work, then you won't want to miss out on "Royally Screwed," and if you haven't read anything by her yet, this is a great one to start with. 

I rated "Royally Screwed" ❤️❤️❤️❤️


She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors. If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons. 

She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely. 

An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut. 

“The door was open,” I explain. 

“It’s broken.” 

Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing. 

“What do you want?” 

She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend—what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me. 

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult. 

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…” 

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.” 

“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.” 

“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?” 

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”
Author Bio: 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Blog Tour: Aleatha Romig's "Away from the Dark (The Light # 2)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Aleatha Romig's "Away from the Dark (The Light # 2)."


Nine months ago, Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she’s a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband.

But as Sara’s memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she’s been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held.

With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And which other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the more it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own.

But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.

Review: Surj 

Oh Aleatha Romig... if ever there was a villainous writer!!! Seriously, this author just loves to torment and torture her readers and this conclusion to "The Light" duology was a prime example of just that. "Into the Light" finished with quite the humdinger of an ending and this is one book I have been desperate to get my mitts on to see how brother Jacob and sister Sara's story played out. Wow, what can I say other than so much of it was completely unexpected. I got so much so wrong. In my mind, Sara and Jacob's journey had a very clear path.... yeah well that didn't happen but then I should have known. This is Mrs Romig after all and she does not follow a conventional path in any of her books. That would just to too darn easy on her readers... lol. 

My gut tells me to run. I just don't know how. 

"Away from the Dark" continued where "Into the Light" finished and right from the word go I felt the tension and anxiety building inside of me. This was not going to be an easy read that's for sure and as revelation after revelation came to light,  I suddenly had an idea of the full extent of this cults depravity. When I say idea, I can only imagine that Aleatha merely skimmed the surface of what this group of people were truly all about and what they were capable of and honestly, it scared the living hell out of me. The words and imagery used ensured that I felt like I was living and breathing the story right alongside Jacob and Sara and I was absolutely terrified for each of them. My gut was constantly twisting, the knot growing ever tighter as the anticipation of the unknown and also, of what was to come grew ever closer the further I progressed in the book. There were so many answers that I got for the questions that had arisen in Book #1 but in the same breath, the list of questions continued to grow too. 

The change I witnessed in so many characters from book #1 to book #2 also eft me surprised. Some just grew crazier and wacked, the further I read and others, well others behaviour saw a complete u-turn and I actually found myself liking them or even feeling sorry for them. 

"I'll tell you I'm sorry forever but it will never be enough."

This conclusion to Jacob and Sara's journey was drama filled and action packed with an ending that was nail bitingly fantastic. There was so much betrayal, hurt and heart break and so many curve balls thrown in for good measure. Then of course in true Aleatha style, there was "that" moment at the end where she got me. I waited for it. I knew it was coming but it still came as quite a shock. Sara and Jacob's story has now ended but for me, I don't think it will ever end. There are still loose ends and I'm really hoping for more, especially from some of the supporting characters. However, if this author has anything to do with it, she will more than likely just leave it there and allow our fuddled brains to make up our own conclusions!!!

“The Light is here and there and everywhere. There’s no escaping it.”

Well played Mrs Romig. I rated "Away from the Dark" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Excerpt: Sara

Shrill screams echoed throughout our dimly lit bedroom, accelerating my heartbeat and pulling me from the terrible nightmare. I waited for more, until the realization struck. The screams were my own.

“Jacob?” I called, my voice shaking with dread as I reached for my husband. Instead of reassurance, my fingers met cold empty sheets. He was gone—still away at another campus.

What just happened? Was it a dream?

I clung to the covers as I puffed my cheeks and slowly exhaled. While each breath helped to still the chaos, the exercise wasn’t enough.

Who am I? Who is he?

Jacob’s questions from months ago came back. They were my security. They’d worked before.

I am Sara Adams and my husband is Jacob Adams.

Pushing the images from my dream, or nightmare, away, I imagined Jacob’s comforting embrace. Slowly I threw back the down comforter and willed the cool air to soothe my perspiration-drenched skin. From the way my heart galloped in my chest, I might have been running a marathon, not sleeping.

In my sleep I’d been battling to escape a vehicle, and then an explosion of heat.
It had been a dream, I reassured myself—a nightmare. The accident I’d had, nearly nine months before, had been different. I couldn’t remember it, but I’d been told that I’d been injured and gone unconscious. In the nightmare I had been out and away from the wreckage.

I shook my head.

It seemed so real.

In my dream I hadn’t been able to see past the darkness, yet I’d known I wasn’t injured.
My arms surrounded my midsection as the memories replayed like pictures in my mind. Someone was hurting me—purposely harming me, and there was a voice—a deep voice.

Jacob’s voice?

No. He wouldn’t hurt me.

My entire body shuddered as goose bumps peppered my skin. Sitting upright, I reached for the bedside lamp. With trembling fingers I turned the knob and my eyes adjusted as the soft light combined with the sun’s perpetual summer glow.

I closed my eyes and tried to concentrate on Jacob’s questions.

Who am I? Who is he?

This time I said the words aloud, praying that if I spoke the truth, the images would disappear. “I am Sara Adams. He is my husband, Jacob Adams.” I pulled myself from the bed and walked to the bathroom. Turning on the light and the faucet, I cupped the cool water and splashed my face. As I reached for the cup and began to fill it, a metaphoric dam that had been constructed to hold back my past burst.

My mind was flooded—no longer with simple images, but with scene after scene.

For the first time since I could recall, I knew the woman in the mirror.

I knew me.
Author Bio:

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! 

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Review: Penelope Ward's "Roomhate."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to share a review of Penelope Ward's "Roommate."
Amazon UK:


Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? 

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. 

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Review: Kirsty

Ahh! What a gorgeous book!

I've just spent the last two hours finishing this book because I couldn't physically put it down. It was addicting.. I had to find out how it all panned out.

On paper, this book shouldn't really have worked for me. I'm not usually a huge fan of lovers being reunited, or friends to lovers story lines. This book had both, in some way, but I absolutely loved it. Admittedly, a couple of parts in this book had me rolling my eyes because they were slightly predictable, but on the whole it was absolutely brilliant. 

The two main characters, Justin and Amelia were the perfect book couple that I love to read about. And their relationship.. again, it was perfect. There was nothing rushed about it, certainly nothing easy but every part of it was 100% believable. I felt every emotion along with them, and was practically pleading with the author to make sure they ended up together and in a good place. It was a beautiful read.

"There is no music without you. Music is an expression of all of those things 
you live for.. a reflection of the passion within your soul. I live for you. 
You're my passion. You're my music.. you and Bea."

I haven't read any books by this author but I definitely want to now if they are anything like this. I rated "Roommate: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Review: Tiffany Reisz's "Her Naughty Holiday (Men at Work #2)."


A feast she wasn't expecting! 

Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over "Clover's Bad Life Choices." This year, she needs to distract them all—with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind. 

Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for! 

Review: Jo 

I loved this cute standalone story from one of my favourites authors. The story of single dad, Erick and the forever single, Clover was one that I enjoyed so much that I had a permanent grin on my face for the entire time that I was reading. "Her Naughty Holiday" was fun, sexy and definitely swoon-worthy. 

"I have a very dirty mouth. You don't know how dirty."
"Can I find out how dirty? Now you've got me curious." 

Just like the first book in the "Men at Work" series, the hero of the story was a normal, everyday guy with a normal, manly job. No billionaire CEO's in this series and I absolutely loved that. Not that there is anything wrong with rich, sexy guys, it was just nice to change things up a little. I felt as though it also made the characters a lot more easier to relate to. I also enjoyed the fact that Erick was a single dad. I adored watching this sexy man in his role of father to a plucky teenager. The relationship that they shared was both hilariously funny and also heartwarming. Erick was an all-round gorgeous man who turned out to be perfect for Clover. 

Clover was a brilliant character who was so sweet and lovely. There really wasn't a bad bone in her body. Clover's delightful personality was the main reason that I smiled so much and I was so happy with how the story developed for her. I loved getting to know Clover and I loved how easy she was to connect with. Because Clover was a single woman in her thirties who was hardworking and kindhearted, I was ecstatic with the way that her life improved with Erick. I easily took Clover to my heart and wanted so much for her to be treated in the way that she deserved. 

Erick and Clover's relationship was so much fun. I loved how well the couple got along together and how naturally they developed a relationship. I think because the pair were both that little bit older than a lot of the characters from the books I usually read, there were no games being played. Their maturity shone through. Erick and Clover both knew what they wanted which resulted in me being able to sit back,  relax and enjoy the story. 

"He kissed her as hard as he loved her 
and he loved her as hard as he kissed her." 

If you are in the mood for a standalone romance without any frustrating angst or drama to get your knickers in a twist, the books from this series are well worth the read. 

"Her Naughty Holiday" gets 4 hearts from me.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Blog tour: LH Cosway's "Thief of Hearts (Hearts # 5)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for LH Cosway's "Thief of Hearts (Hearts # 5)."


Seduce the teacher.
Meet the cousin.
Make a deal.
Steal the painting.

Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross.

A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith.

But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice.

Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not he’s acting anymore, and his feelings for Andie could throw all of his carefully crafted plans into complete and utter disarray.

Review: Kirsty

This book was utter perfection. 

L.H. Cosway can't write a bad book. I've read a ton of her books and I've never been disappointed.. and this latest one is certainly no different.

Thief of Hearts has one of my favourite themes - a forbidden student/teacher romance. Now, it's not as sordid as some can be. Both parties are adults and very much of legal age. I guess their relationship would just be frowned upon! Stu is recently released from prison and enrols in a college class, where Andie is his gorgeous, widowed teacher. It shouldn't work, but it so does.

"Even when you've given up on yourself, I won't give up on you."

There is an instant attraction between the two of them, but there was the perfect space and time in between meeting and becoming anything serious. I really can't stand a book where characters meet and are instantly in love.. it's just not realistic. I need a background, a story and a build up! And luckily for me, this story had it in buckets. 

"You're under my skin.. I think you have been since the day you stepped foot in my class."

Along the way we had plenty of twists and turns, some I never saw coming in a million years. The writing was brilliant. With plenty of humour, seriousness and sadness. This book really had it all. In fact, the whole series does. 

Stu Cross made me feel alive. So much so that it took him coming 
in to my life to make me realise I hadn't been living.

I can't praise this author enough. If you haven't read any of this series, I definitely suggest you do.. you won't be disappointed!

I rated "Thief of Hearts" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Author Bio:

L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Review: Ginger Scott's "The Hard Count."


Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes. 

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run.

I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter in the perfect family. 
Life on top. 
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls. Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for years. 

In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late. 

When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it hasn’t met the boy from West End.

Review: Jo 

I was instantly fascinated by the synopsis of this story. It sounded like a book that I would love and I was not disappointed. This was my first novel from this author and I was truly impressed. "The Hard Count" was a thought provoking and poignant read that I wholeheartedly enjoyed. 

"Nico is the twist in the tale. He's the element of good. 
He's what humanity should be-the lesson to be learned. He is hope." 

This one opened with a prologue that immediately enlightened me to the gritty world that Nico lived in. My heart went out to him for the challenges he had to face whilst growing up. Nico was the scholarship boy attending a prestigious high school. At eighteen years of age, he had grown into an intelligent and articulate young man. On first meeting him, Nico appeared to be argumentative and arrogant, however I soon learned that he only acted like this around Reagan. Underneath that sullen attitude was a caring, loving and beautiful boy. 

"Me liking liking me. That's kind of our deal, 
and that's all that matters, okay?" 

Reagan was equally as intelligent as Nico and seemed to spend most of her school life, arguing with him. Part of Reagan appeared to loathe Nico, but there was also a part of her that couldn't help but be attracted to him. Reagon's feelings towards Nico intrigued me and I was excited to see their relationship develop. Watching the couple's budding romance play out made my heart soar. The speed of Nico and Reagon's relationship was perfectly paced and believable. No insta-love found here. It was so cute to see the bashfulness of young love and I was delighted at watching the pairs confidence with each other grow until they finally began to reveal their true feelings. I loved every part of Nico and Reagan's journey. 

"Loving you-it makes me feel alive." 

Along with Nico and Reagan's love, this story was also full of messages of faith, hope and family. It was well worth the read. 

"The Hard Count" was a gorgeous story and it gets 4 hearts from me.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Blog Tour: Laurelin Paige's "Chandler (Fixed Trilogy Spin off)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for Laurelin Paige's "Chandler (Fixed Trilogy Spin off)."


I'm good in a boardroom, but I’m better in the bedroom. Much better. I can charm the skirt off any woman in one encounter. I'll even give her an orgasm before I put her in a cab. Or three. No more or she’ll start making plans for the future and I'm not into that.

Or I wasn’t until Genevieve Fasbender. She's the first woman in five years that I want to spend the whole night with. And she's the first woman who’s told me I'm not what she wants in a lover, even after multiple O’s. She’s brash and bold and stubborn as hell, and she doesn’t believe it’s possible to satisfy her.

But I’m up for the challenge.

And after an incident in my brother’s office closet―a downright dirty incident―I think I’m just the guy to deliver.

Genevieve Fasbender will never know what’s coming.

Review: Jo 

This was a great story. Lighthearted, sexy and fun. I just loved "Chandler", from start to finish he kept me entertained and left me with a big smile on my face and a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart. As a fan of "The Fixed Trilogy", I was very excited to discover that this book was on the way. I couldn't wait to read it. If Chandler was anything like his brother, Hudson, I knew that he would be gorgeous and I was right. Chandler was just so lovable, there really wasn't anything bad to say about him. 

"Genevieve, I'm not usually like this, 
but I can't seem to stop thinking about our night together. 
You've taken over my head like a drug." 

As soon as Chandler and Genevieve met, my interest was piqued. The pair made an intriguing couple. I loved Chandler's reaction to Genevieve and I equally loved how Genevieve challenged him in all the right ways, bringing out a more domineering side that surprised the hell out of Chandler. As if Chandler wasn't attractive enough, now he was even more sexy!! Chandler and Genevieve's relationship was filled with red hot sex and I couldn't get enough of pair. Although this book was filled with fun and frolics, there was also a little bit of drama and suspense thrown in for extra excitement. There were a few occasions that had me wondering about Genevieve. I couldn't work out if there was a motive behind her relationship with Chandler. Sometimes it felt as though she wasn't as attracted to him, as he was to her. Where Chandler wore his heart on his sleeve, Genevieve was the complete opposite. 

Another bonus of this story was that I had the opportunity to see what Chandler's relationship with Hudson was like and also catch up with Hudson and Alayna. I have to say that after reading this and seeing how Hudson acted towards his brother, I felt as though my heart was being pulled in the direction of Chandler more than Hudson. Chandler definitely came across as the more appealing of the two brothers. 

I absolutely loved that everything was all wrapped up in one book with this one. It made the perfect read, especially if you haven't yet read The Fixed Trilogy. This could easily be read as a standalone and I highly recommend snapping this book up. You won't be disappointed.

" I love her. Deeply. Completely. Eternally."

"Chandler" gets   ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  from me.


Five minutes later, the valet pulls up with my car. Genevieve raises an eyebrow. “A Bugatti?”

I’m so impressed she can name the model that I practically jizz in my pants. “It’s the best.”

She shakes her head, and I swear I hear her mutter something about rich men and their toys, but I don’t respond, too occupied with inspecting my car and then passing the attendant the cash I promised him earlier for returning my vehicle in perfect condition.

I slide into the driver’s seat, and when I look over at Genevieve as she buckles her seatbelt, a wave of pure, unadulterated lust rolls through me. I’m very aware that I’ve trapped her, that she’s now defenseless to my whims. Not that I’d take advantage, but goddamn, to think that I could…

I nearly shiver at my own vile thoughts.

Glad she can’t know what I’m thinking, I flash her a smile. “So. Where am I taking you?”

“I’m staying at the Park Hyatt on 57th Street.”

“Fancy.” The Park Hyatt is one of the nicest luxury hotels in New York. That means this girl has money, which isn’t a bad thing. Just, the swell of my wallet in my back pocket is usually one of my better attributes. If wealth doesn’t attract her, I hope I’m not shit out of luck when it comes to getting an invitation up to her room.

Apparently, I’m transparent because she asks, “Not impressed?”

“Quite the opposite. I’m worried you won’t have a reason to be impressed with me.” Now I’m the one who can’t believe how honest I’m being.

“It’s a valid worry,” she says after a beat, and I can’t tell if she’s teasing or being blunt. Can’t tell if I should prepare for gut-wrenching disappointment or dive into another round of sexy banter.

I concentrate on my driving instead, speeding up before slipping expertly into a tight opening in the adjacent lane.

I’ll admit I’m showing off.

“Smashing,” she says with a tone that vibrates through my body like I’m a tuning fork.

Then, abruptly, she laughs, and I turn my head toward her, alarmed at the source of her amusement.

“I still can’t believe you drive a Bugatti in the city. I can’t decide if that makes you brilliant or as mad as a bag of ferrets.”

“Brilliant, of course.” Though, with her so close, I feel more like I’m going crazy. “What can I say? I like things that are fast.”

“Of course you do.”

“You don’t?” I raise a questioning brow. “Maybe you don’t understand how awesome fast can be.” I put my foot on the gas and race down the next block to prove my point.

The traffic light turns red as I approach the intersection, and I ease the brakes. “See? Fast is fun.”

“The problem with fast is it’s over too quickly.”

Is that innuendo? Her gaze pierces into me, and the air around us feels tight and charged, and I’m suddenly certain that I will die if I don’t get to taste her tonight.

Even if she didn’t mean anything more when she made her statement, I certainly do when I say, “Don’t worry. I know when to take my time.”

She exhales, slowly, and I swear I can feel it. As though she’s already in my arms and her breath is grazing every inch of my bare skin. No matter what happens after this, I know she at least feels this…this attraction. Or whatever it is.

Her voice is low and sultry when she replies. “You’re not talking about cars anymore. But do you really take your time? I’d guess you bolt the minute you’re finished.” She’s so blunt, so direct, and I don’t know if it’s a her thing or an English thing, but I like it.

I also like this conversation we’re having. Because we’re drawing the lines, and that means the potential for tonight is high. So I answer with a nod, making sure she understands that she’s correct in thinking I’ll bolt. Because I will.

About the Author:

Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters.

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