Friday, 15 November 2019

Dirty Swedish Player by R.C. Stephens


REVIEWED BY
Tina Shobe

Dirty Swedish Player (Big Stick, #3)Dirty Swedish Player by R.C. Stephens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sierra is almost at her breaking point. She's lost her job, her cars broke down. She's just waiting for #3 and in walks in an unwanted blast for her past, her former stepbrother, Nils Karlsson.

Nils Karlsson is an NHL Hockey Star who's got himself in a hot mess and he's proposed a 'fake' relationship opportunity to Sierra to help Sierra out financially and to help him keep his job.

Nils learns that Sierra is a hard negotiator and due to their past she's is not giving him much slack.

There are many laughs out loud moments in this book especially during their friends' wedding rehearsal/reception. The more I read along the more I got the feeling that these two were going to connect on a much deeper level than the average. It Nils a little bit to realize his true feelings but once he did....

I do feel bad that both of them didn't have ideal childhoods but then again this also is one area that these two can relate on.

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Thursday, 14 November 2019

If You Give A Jerk a Gingerbread by Jana Aston

REVIEWED BY
Melinda Lazar 


If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread (Reindeer Falls, #2)If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread by Jana Aston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread by Jana Aston

Ginger is a baker who is competing to win the Great Gingerbread Bake-Off with the grand prize of $10K that’ll go towards her setting up her own bakery. However, the ever so famous British chef, Keller is also competing for the same although he does seem to spend much of his time flirting.

This book was just way too cute for words!!!!! Ginger was adorable (she won’t argue with the description) and Keller was just delectable. The chemistry between them was there from the first meeting and grew with each time they crossed paths. It was all very sweet and flirty and perfect for the season. My only gripe with this book is that it made me soooooooo hungry! All I have is gingerbread on the brain! For her sins, I think the author should give us a book of Ginger and Keller’s recipes. This is a fantastic addition to Reindeer Falls and I wish this series would never end! Having said that, I need to know what shenanigans Noel was getting up to with Saint Nick! Another engaging and wonderful read from Jana Aston!

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.

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Holidate by Monica Murphy


REVIEWED BY
Jackie Vanhinsbergh


Holidate (Dating, #3)Holidate by Monica Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this holiday book about Candice and Charlie, they are two people looking for love and they find it when they just don't expect it. He runs the family Christmas tree business and is pretty much a miserable grumpy man who just works constantly. Candice is asked by Charlie's mum to go with him to social event and parties with him, she loves Christmas and fully embraces the challenge! They start to grow close and they are attracted to each other. This is a nice Christmas story with the magic of Christmas. Lovely characters - a great read.
I read this book as an ARC for joandisalovebooks blog and haven given my honest opinion on the book.

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Leave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas


REVIEWED BY
Jackie Vanhinsbergh

Leave Me BreathlessLeave Me Breathless by Jodi Ellen Malpas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I could not put it down! Ryan works with Jake, Cami and Luce from the protector! He's ex MI5 and works in protection, well he did he's retired, gone back home to Hampton, a very small village. He meets Hannah who he's drawn to but she's skittish and each encounter she runs away. She's just moved to the village and clearly has a deep secret! He has a daughter Alex who he adores, she comes into the story as she is back from a boarding school (that her posh mother sends her to). They come together lots and build a lovely relationship. He falls in love with Hannah and Alex also loves Hannah and wants her dad happy! She runs away from him a lot! Through a series of events I won't spoil Ryan discovers her secret and then saves her when that secret comes back to get her! Fabulous read and well written as always by the very talented Jodi Ellen Malpas. I can't wait for her next book!
I read this book as an ARC for Joandisalovebooks Review Team and have given my honest option

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Love You Now by M. Robinson

REVIEWED BY
Becky Cox



Love You Now (Love Hurts, #2)Love You Now by M. Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

M. Robinson isn't called the Queen of Angst for nothing. The continuing story of Jackson and Harley gives you all the feels: smiles, tears, gritted teeth and....what a minute, what!? There was a few surprises that I definitely did not see coming.

Harley's stubbornness and Jackson's untruthfulness at times are frustrating and I wanted to yell at both of them, "enough already!" They spend so much time hurting each other, they can't see what they are denying themselves. Theirs is an epic love story that these two stubborn people had to take the long road to find.

Love You Now satisfied my need for resolution and peace with Jackson and Harley and answered all my questions; even some I didn't know I needed to ask. ;-)

You definitely need to read book 1 in Love Hurts Duo, Hated You Then and I would also suggest reading the Good Ole Boys series to get additional back story but it isn't required.

Reviewed by Becky for JoandIsaLoveBooks


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Monday, 11 November 2019

Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely

REVIEWED BY
Melinda Lazar 

Special Delivery (Always Satisfied, #5)Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely

Special Delivery is such a cute, quick holiday read and features Vaughn and Quinn - characters we previously met and eagerly anticipated. The two have instant chemistry but there’s a small problem: both have sworn off dating or any other entanglement and have vowed to focus only on themselves and their careers. But what can you do what you have so much in common? Who could help themselves, dammit, when there’s mistletoe hanging there practically demanding some action? Clearly not Vaughn and Quinn.

As I said, this was a sweet and sexy read and full of all the Christmassy things most of us love. The attraction was there, the banter was there, the story was solid. A delightful Christmas novella to get you set up for the season.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.

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Saturday, 9 November 2019

The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston


REVIEWED BY
Melinda Lazar


The Boss Who Stole Christmas (Reindeer Falls, #1)The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Boss Who Stole Christmas by Jana Aston

I love love LOVE Jana Aston’s RomCom’s and this one is no exception. The Boss Who Stole Christmas is a delicious novella about the ridiculously sweet Holly and her Grinchy boss, Nick. From the get-go it’s apparent that Nick knows how to get up Holly’s nose and it’s enough to make her spitting mad. While Holly embraces all of the goodness that she’s surrounded by in Reindeer Falls, Nick comes across as a Scrooge who is only there out of a sense of obligation, not because he wants to be. Of course, we get first-hand experience into their romance when Nick drags Holly to picturesque Nuremberg for a business trip that turns super sweet and downright sexy.

I pretty much read the entire book with a smile on my face and when I was done reading, I demanded my husband take me to Nuremberg for Christmas at some point in our lives. These characters were insanely lovable and I just wish there’d been more of everything! Don’t get me wrong, this book satisfies in every way but I’m greedy enough to want more. I’m hoping that we get another glimpse of Nick and Holly in the next book which I am already eagerly anticipating. This really was a delightful Christmas novella that I’ll probably read again right before Christmas - it was just that good.

*I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.

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