Pretend You’re Mine…Review

What can I say, I am on a Lucy Score kick! I can’t stop. I’ve enjoyed two of her books and this one makes THREE.

pretendLuke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. Strong, sweet, and sexy, he doesn’t have a girlfriend and doesn’t want one. When the wildly beautiful Harper stumbles into his life, though, he realizes that she’s the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he’s out on another mission.

So what if a single bite of her lip sends his mind to wicked places? He can control himself. Can’t he?

Harper was on her way to starting a new life… again. But something about Luke makes her want to settle down in this small town and make Luke’s house a home. When his arms wrap around her like steel, she finally knows what it’s like to feel safe. Protected.

One night of sleeping in the same bed turns into something much, much more… and soon Luke can’t keep his mind off Harper’s wide gray eyes, or his hands off of her luscious curves. He never thought he’d feel this way about a woman again. But he knows that he can’t tell her the truth about his dark past, and she can’t reveal to him what she’s running from.

Anyway, this isn’t a real relationship. It’s only for a month. Only pretend. Until it isn’t…

Review: This woman does romance so freaking well that it makes no sense!!! Each book I’ve had the pleasure of reading has hypnotized me to the point of laziness. We’ve literally eaten take since I started this book because once I walked in the house my nose was in this book. I laughed, swooned and laughed again. I loved that it referenced Maryland (hometown girl) and the heroine, Harper, is simply amazing.

Harper is the BFF that we all hope we have. The girl that has your back no matter what and will definitely go to jail with you. That is all Harper, she doesn’t take any crap. This girl had me cracking up with her foolishness and loving her all at once. Luke is quiet and reserved…the strong silent type. These two together were great and just when I thought I was about to reach the end, Ms. Score took a left turn at Albuquerque and the story got EVEN BETTER. I had a ball reading this story and you definitely will too. 5 stars for this small town romance.

Weekend in Review…

I spent this entire weekend with my nose in a book…well to my Kindle. I got three books read and I adored 1, felt a little meh about the other, and couldn’t quite see where some of the 5 stars came from for the last. Let’s discuss

bestworstThe Worst Best Man by Lucy Score…This book was hilarious to me. It felt like I was reading two different stories all rolled up in one. The first half reminded me of an Amy Schumer comedy and the second half was that angsty romance that I love. Frankie is a tough girl from Brooklyn. She is funny and quick and cute to boot. Her two brothers had me dying laughing and so did her mom. Frankie is my favorite type of heroine because he isn’t a yes girl. She has strong opinions and isn’t afraid to give them a voice. Her leading man, Aiden, is the stuff that dreams are made of. He is our typical alpha but watching his walls come down for Frankie is the best part of this story. He doesn’t put up with her ish and calls her out when she is being over the top,

“I’m not trying to keep you from the wedding, you irresponsible, exasperating idiot. I’m on your side.” ~Aiden

Now, don’t take this as Aiden being a rude dude, he definitely isn’t. You’ve got to read that story to find this quote as hilarious as I did. Bottom line, I couldn’t put this book down and was genuinely sad when it was over. Those are my favorite types of books. The ones that you know you are going to miss when you get to the “Before you go” on your Kindle. The one that you know is going to give you a book hangover…well, I refused to be hungover so I did a read and rally (my version of a puke and rally) and was on to the next book. 5 fun stars.

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one last timeWhich lead me to One Last Time by Corinne Michaels. Ms. Michaels is usually an immediate One-click for me. I’ve loved most of her stuff but found this one lacking. It has GREAT potential. I loved the beginning of the book. It shows the ugly stuff that some marriages go through and most are afraid to admit to. It shows vulnerability in a way that I didn’t expect and I absolutely adore that. However, the insta-love that I loathe at times reared its ugly head. There are moments when it is warranted and this isn’t one. The heroine is going through an ugly divorce and even though she is a beautiful mom, I don’t get why Noah was so hell-bent on being in her presence, his reason for his pump ’em then dump ’em lifestyle isn’t a great one for me but I get it. I thought it had more to do with being a celebrity but I was wrong. That was the only shocking twist that happened in this story. It was so predictable that I was sadly disappointed. 3.5 stars

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babydaddyI decided I didn’t want to end on a sour note and picked up Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan. This was a struggle to finish. The premise was dumb AF and although I kept reading it, I felt myself rolling my eyes the entire time. I read the blurb and thought “this could be kind of fun.” I was wrong. The heroine is boring and the hero is a terrible alpha/playboy. He goes from pimp to wimp in 2.2 seconds. I usually like Kendall Ryan but this time she missed the mark which leads me to believe that some people dole out 5 star reviews just because they like an author and not because the work warrants it. Stop drinking the Kool-Aid y’all…I just wasted $3.99 on a book that I could’ve waited for on KU. 2 stars

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On a Tuesday…Review

onatuesdayWe met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And it all 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…

**This is a second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

 

Review: I started finished this book while I at the hair salon yesterday. I couldn’t put it down. I literally was reading in the waiting room, at the shampoo bowl, under the hair dryer, in the styling seat while I was getting my hair flat ironed. It was that good! I love a good love story and Whitney G manages to do it right every time.

Grayson (I love this name) is so hot and lovingly sweet it is ridiculous. I am a big-time football fan and the fact that he played added to his sexy. The cover model totally helped. Charlotte was no slouch either, she was smart and sexy and made my boy work hard for her heart. She didn’t put up with his shit At. All.

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I loved that this book volleys back and forth between the past and present as well as between voices. We get to hear the story told from Grayson and Charlotte. But let me tell you what, there comes a point in this story when I was ready to slap a hoe, y’all. She was really about 2 seconds from getting it!! The wringing is good and the way the story unfolds keeps your attention. All in all this was a fantastic read for me. Considering I am knee deep in Creative Non-Fiction as well as Shakespeare…Oh! I can’t forget Modern Literary Theory this break from all the drab was wonderful. I give it 5 stars!

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