Friday, 17 November 2017

Review: Whitney G's "On a Tuesday (One Week #1)."


Synopsis: 

We met on a Tuesday. 
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday. 
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday... 

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I'm a "domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego." (I do have something huge. It's not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She's sexy as hell...And a virgin. 

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for. 

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set: 
Professional football for me. Law school for her. 

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life. 

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday. 
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday. 
And now it's seven years later, on a Tuesday... 

Review: Jo 

What a fabulous story this was. Whitney G is easily becoming a go-to author for me. Every book that I've read so far from this author have been brilliant. Sexy, swoony and utterly addictive. "On A Tuesday" was no exception to this and contained those very same three magic ingredients.

The story of Grayson and Charlotte flowed seamlessly from past and present day as I discovered every single thing about their romance. I was captivated throughout every turn of the page. It was a story that both thrilled me and made my heart hurt. I even felt a few tears form in my eyes at an especially emotional moment. It truly was a compelling read and with an unexpected twist thrown in, it was a book that I could not put down without wanting to immediately pick my kindle right back up again. It pained me to stop reading. 

I loved Grayson, he was just gorgeous. Handsome, caring, romantic and had a sparkling career ahead of him. Greyson had all the good things going on. Charlotte was a different story, although I did like her, I also thought she was a bit of a bitch sometimes. I was constantly changing my mind about her but in the end I was happy for her and Grayson and they definitely made a beautiful couple and I adored their relationship that they shared. 

The only thing that I didn't enjoy was that it ended far too soon for me. I wanted so much more of Grayson and Charlotte. I really wasn't ready for their story to end. Especially as it ended at Ninety four percent. This has happened with my last two reads from this author and I'm wondering if it's a regular occurrence. Despite this, I still loved this book and recommend it to anyone that loves a gripping second chance romance. 

"On A Tuesday" gets 4.5 hearts from me.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Review: Whitney G's "Thirty Day Boyfriend."


Synopsis: 

I should've never agreed to this arrangement...

Thirty days ago, my boss—Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package.

The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met. 


I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again. 

I only made it to one minute...

We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to "show me who the bigger person was" in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one. 
We still have 29 more days to go...

Review: Jo 

I loved this book so much! "Thirty Day Boyfriend" was a quick steamy read that contained a gorgeous hero and a sassy heroine. I was hooked from the word go! 

".....the only person I wanted to fuck was her, 
but I knew better than to cross that line." 

I really do love office romances and this one did not disappoint. Sexy but moody Nicholas A. Wolf came up with a proposition that his assistant, Emily just couldn't refuse. Thirty days acting has boyfriend and girlfriend rather than just work colleagues. Is was pretty obvious to me what would happen next for the couple, but this didn't take the enjoyment out of it whatsoever. I loved watching Nicholas and Emily develop from a couple that seemed to hate each other to a red hot pair that were itching to get into bed together. 

"His lips owned mine, and there was no sense in me trying to fight it."

The chemistry between Nicholas and Emily just flew off the page and I couldn't wait for things to step up a gear. They made a great couple and I found myself chuckling out loud at some parts and had a big goofy smile on my face in others. They were a couple that I loved and could easily have read more from their story.

"I didn’t want to talk to anyone else. She was all I needed.”

This brings me to the only downside to the book. It was over all too quickly for me, reading it in under 2 hours. The story actually ended at ninety-four percent with the remainder of the book being filled with an excerpt from another novel. I was a little disappointed at this, however I still enjoyed Nicholas and Emily's story and you never know, another book featuring them may be up next. 

"Thirty Day Boyfriend" gets 4.5 hearts from me.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Review: JA Huss's "Mister & Mrs (Mister # 6)."


Synopsis: 

Mr. Perfect, Mr. Romantic, Mr. Corporate, Mr. Mysterious, and Mr. Match found what they were looking for and now it’s time to seal the deal. Five Aston hasn’t quite found his happily ever after yet… not quite. But he will. And he’s about to host the party of the century for all his family and friends.

If you loved Happily Ever After, you can’t miss this one either. It’s the delicious cherry on top of the most perfect dessert and all your favorite characters will be back for one… final… swoon-worthy story.




Review: Surj 

Having just read the whole of the original "Mister" books in this series, I couldn't wait to read (what I would call) the extended epilogue to each Mister's story. And wow, JA Huss definitely delivered in what was just the most perfect, beautiful, touching, heart felt and often lough out loud hilarious ending to what has been an epic series. 

"... It's our moments of weakness that define us. It's the cha;;edges that old us 
into who we become. The struggle that makes the victory that much sweeter."

With the past all dealt with and put to bed, I couldn't wait to see what the future had in store for each of these couples and I'm so glad Five and Rory were included in that. I loved witnessing the love these guys shared continue grow and flourish for their leading ladies but equally it was interesting to read about each of their hopes and dreams and of course fears, after all, this gang were human just like the rest of us and so they too had their insecurities and vulnerabilities (which of course they dealt with like the troopers they are). 

"Mr & Mrs" was set some years after Five's story so it was great seeing what him and Rory had been up to over the years and let me tell you, they'd had quite the adventure, part of which was expanding their family with four beautiful girls who were as mischievous as their parents. They were a hoot to read about about their antics left me with the biggest grin on my face, the last 15% of the book leaving me in side splitting laughter. 

So this is it, the end.... or is it????? I don't think this gang's story will ever conclude if i'm being honest. That may be wishful thinking on my part but I reckon there's still a whole heap of stuff to come. Fingers crossed!!!!

“I’m more in love with you today than I was yesterday. 
And yesterday I was more in love with you than I was the day before. 
That’s how it’s always been. Our love just… grows. And you can’t stop it.”

"Mr & mrs" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Magical hearts from me. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

Series Review: JA Huss's "Mister."

Amazon.com:   http://amzn.to/2ykerVv
Amazon UK:     http://amzn.to/2hYF6RM

Synopsis:

From Book 1: A Standalone book in a brand new series by New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss! 
Wanting the perfect man doesn't make me crazy. I just know what I like.A powerful billionaire in a suit wasn't even my first choice. McAllister Stonewall was never on my radar, I didn't even know he existed. 
I do now. 
His hands are all over me at work. The heat of his chest pressing against my bare back as he bends me over the desk is the only thing on my mind. 
is my most forbidden desires unleashed. He is my new secret obsession. He is my Mr. Perfect. 
Until the moment I realize... There's no such thing as perfect. 

ALL BOOKS IN THIS SERIES CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE! 
Mr. Perfect 
Mr. Romantic 
Mr. Corporate 
Mr. Mysterious 
Mr. Match 


Review: Surj

You know that Pringles advert, "once you pop, you just can't stop," well that was absolutely the case with JA Huss's "Mister" series. Ok, that may be a tiny lie. You may get away with reading the first book and leaving a gap before starting the next but once you've got "Mr Perfect" and "Mr Romantic" safely under your belts, you can kiss goodbye to your life for the next few days, a week tops because you will want to devour this absolute gem of a series. You (like every single other person who read this series before you), will want to know the answer to  the  question that was on everyone's lips, "what the fuck happened that night?" Oh that darn question drove me crazy and kept me up night after night until all was revealed and then of course came the gasps, the shock, the palpitations, the sweaty palms. Uh huh, prepare yourselves peeps because this is one hell of a bumpy, crazy, wild ride and I loved every single freakin' bit of it. 


I feel like i just walked into a trap. 
I feel like a rabbit looking up into the eyes of a wolf.

As I've said on many an occasion, this author's story telling abilities are second to none and although she has written numerous books (like maybe a gazillion), I never feel like they are "samey" or that there are similarities in the story lines. But this story line, what can I say other than this was pure genius on Julie A Huss's part. The way this series was written ensured that although (in theory) each book could be read as a standalone, in practice that was never (and I mean NEVER) going to happen. The sub plot, that wasn't a sub plot but was actually the pièce de résistance had me hook, line and sinker. God I could talk about it but I can't, I just can't because this is one you will want to read without any knowledge of what's to come. That element of surprise will seriously knock you on your ass. 


I can't believe I'm so turned on. Am I supposed to be turned on? 
Am i supposed to like this?

So on to the characters, boy did these guys test me. Having read "Mister Perfect" and "Mr Romantic," I honestly thought I'd got these books and these men and their leading ladies sussed. I thought I'd worked out the formula for what was to come but nope. Book three turned out to be such a huge game changer as did books four and five. None of the characters were alike. Some I absolutely loved. Some I just wanted to hug and some, well some were really going to have to work their asses off to win my affections. 


An honest enemy is always better than a friend who lies. 

What else to say without spoiling anything, nothing I guess other than the whole series is a must read.  This whole story from start to finish was dramatic, full of twists and turns, action packed, sexy and swoony and full of mystery and suspense. I could honestly see this on the big screen some day. The icing on the cake for me was the link to some of Julie's other series. When an author does this and does it well, it will blow your mind as this series did. Go grab it. What are you waiting for!!!!


The rules of the game state that you only get one chance for every moment.
Make the wrong choice and it stays wrong forever. 

So ratings: The whole series gets a ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ for the genius way it was written. 
Mr Perfect: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Romantic: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr corporate: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Mysterious: ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mr Match:  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Friday, 10 November 2017

Review: Lauren Rowe's "Misadventures on a Night Shift (Misadventures #6)."


Synopsis: 

Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas's erotic games. 
But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she's dead wrong.






Review: Jo 

I love rock star romance so this was a novel that I was excited about reading. "Misadventures on the Night Shift" got off to a promising start and I was looking forward to seeing this story develop. What followed was book that was filled with sex, sex and more sex. If you love a smokin' hot tale that involves a heartthrob singer, this one could be for you. 

Abby was a normal girl working her ass off at a hotel during the night and studying law during the day. She seemed like she had a lot on her plate and really didn't have time for a man in her life. Things soon changed though when she met the famous rock star, Lucas who offered Abby something she couldn't resist. From that moment on this story just gets hotter and hotter. Both Lucas and Abby are wrapped up in a steamy affair that happens so fast it took me by surprise. Another thing that surprised me was how bold Abby was when it came to sex. She had no problem whatsoever in acting out her dirtiest fantasies with Luke. The couple were so kinky! 

Now I'm all for the red hot sex scenes in my books and I usually love a good love story but there was something about this book that didn't quite capture me in the way that I wanted it too. I didn't really feel any kind of chemistry between the main couple and I didn't find Luke as hot as I thought I would. I was quite disappointed that this story didn't affect me in the way that I had expected it too. Maybe it was too much sex and not enough swoony romance for me. I also felt that the story ended so abruptly. I was kinda disappointed with how the book came to an end. 

Overall this one was a good read that I would recommend to anyone that loves a steamy erotic tale. 

"Misadventures on a Night Shift" gets 3.5 hearts from me.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Blog Tour: Monica Murphy's "Saving It."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for Monica Murphy's "Saving It." 


Synopsis: 

Eden: Josh Evans and I have been best friends forever. He knows all my secrets, and I know all of his. So when he randomly asks me to help him lose his virginity, I sort of flip out. That’s a question that sends your mind to places you’ve seriously never considered before. Like, you know. Having sex. With your best friend. Except Josh doesn’t want to have sex with me—he wants me to help him find a girl. A nice girl who’s funny and smart and cute. Except he already knows a girl just like that…

Josh: Eden Sumner is my best friend. So of course she’d be the person to help me find my perfect match, so I can drop my V card before I head off to college. Except the more we search, the more I realize that maybe the right girl has been by my side all along. I don’t need Eden’s help in finding me a girl to love. I’m pretty sure I’m already in love with Eden. But now she thinks I’m only after one thing…with anyone but her.

Review: Jo 

When it comes to YA, Monica Murphy nails it every single time. She always manages to write stories and create characters that easily take me back to my high school days. If you love YA, "Saving It" is a story that you are going to love. 

"My friendship with Eden means too much to me to screw it up by....
screwing her. We're friends and that's it."

Josh and Eden are best friends that are both secretly developing feelings for one another. When Josh decides it was time to lose his big V card he can only think of one person he truly wants to be with. The friends-to-lovers story continues with a will they/won't they scenario as Josh and Eden both try and pluck up the courage to tell one another how they truly feel. 

I really loved both Josh and Eden, they were both so sweet and were not one tiny bit annoying teenagers, however I did get a bit frustrated with how long it took the pair to officially get together. Josh and Eden made a cute couple and Josh seemed to be so mature for his age. He really was the most perfect guy for Eden. He was also a bit of a romantic, especially when it came to finally getting his girl. I adored the swoony way in which he confessed his love for Eden. It was straight out of a teenage movie. 

"There's no one else that I'm closer to, that I want to be closer to. Just Eden."

I also liked the secondary characters of the story, Abraham and Molly and wondered if they would be getting a book next. In all, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to readers who like young first love and friends-to-lovers romance

"Saving It" gets 4 hearts from me. 
 
                                     

Excerpt:

Josh pulls the dressing room curtain back and walks out, holding his arms out at his sides. He’s wearing a black button down shirt and the dark khaki pants and um…

He looks.

So.

Hot.

“I’m totally overdressed.”

“No, you look…” I shake my head, at a loss for words. Which is stupid. It’s just Josh.

It’s.

Just.

Josh.

“I look what? Bad?” He’s frowning, staring down at his chest, running his fingers over the shirt buttons.

“You definitely don’t look bad.” My voice is firm. My thoughts are going haywire. I think about the pact we made, how crazy I thought he was for bringing it up.

But hey. Maybe there’s something to this “let’s lose our virginity to each other” deal.

Nah. That’s crazy talk.

He lifts his head, his gaze meeting mine. “So I look…good?”

“You look great.” Understatement. He looks hot like fire. But I can’t tell him that. “You need a haircut.” I say this to break the tension, because there is so much freaking tension right now. Am I the only one who’s experiencing it? Or does he feel it, too?

“Yeah. I know I do.” He runs a hand through his hair, messing it up so it’s a riotous mass on top of his head. My gaze lingers, and I’m tempted to run my fingers through his thick hair and straighten it out.

Oh. My. God. Stop thinking like this!

“Go try on something else,” I tell him, waving my hands and shooing him away. He needs to go. Get behind that curtain and hide for a few minutes so I can gather my thoughts. “Try on one of the flannel shirts and the jeans.”

“Okay.” He sends me a questioning look before he slips back into the dressing room.

I breathe out a sigh of relief, my shoulders slumping. What just happened? I don’t like feeling this way toward Josh. Thinking he’s hot, being attracted to him. It makes me…uncomfortable?

Well, it should make me uncomfortable.

“Your boyfriend is cute.”

Glancing over my shoulder, I watch the sales associate who greeted us when we first walked into the store approach. She’s super cute with a bohemian vibe. Long wavy golden hair almost to her butt, a black choker around her neck, she’s wearing a flower print, flowing dress that swirls around her ankles when she walks.

“He’s not my boyfriend,” I tell her.

Her eyebrows go up. “You could’ve fooled me.”

I’m scowling. “What do you mean?”

“You two looked totally into each other.”

“Yeah.” I laugh, but it feels forced. “No. We’re just friends.”

“Uh huh.” The knowing smile she sends my way tells me she doesn’t believe a word I’m saying. Whatever. “Let me know if you need any new sizes or whatever, okay?”

                                       

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she's not writing, she's reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She's a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Review: Tiffany Reisz's "Michael's Wings (Original Sinners #6.3)."


Synopsis: 

Griffin has just popped the question—yes, that question—and Michael doesn’t have an answer. He flees town for New Orleans to see his confidante and sometime-Domme, Mistress Nora. Will a weekend of beignets and beatings help him untangle his knotted-up heart?

Thus begins Michael's Wings, the eponymous novella that kicks off the latest entry in Tiffany Reisz's LAMBDA Literary Award-winning* Original Sinners series.

This companion collection to fan-favorite The Angel also contains six previously-published stories starring Mistress Nora's favorite angel and Griffin—his master, his true love, and the sexy-as-hell bane of Michael's existence.



Review: Jo 

I have always had a soft spot for Michael ever since first meeting him and I adore his relationship with Griffen. They are both so cute, and of course insanely hot together. I also love how close Michael is to Nora and the rest of the "Original Sinners" gang. Basically I just love everything about him so reading this book was a must for me. 

"Michael didn't know what he would do with his wings if he had them, 
but he did know the one thing he would never ever do. 
He would never fly away from Griffen." 

"Michael's Wings" is a collection of short stories featuring Michael and Griffen as well as the other characters from the "Original Sinners" series. I loved every one of the stories that I read, each one making me fall even more in love with Michael and Griffen. They really do have the most gorgeous relationship, with so much loved shared between them and also a whole lot of steamy action. If you are familiar with this series you will know how kinky this series is and this book did not disappoint in the sex department. I loved every minute! 

If you love this series you will not want to miss this book.

"Michael's Wings" gets 4 hearts from me.