3 Stars (It was enjoyable)

Home Run ~ A Review

REVIEW – HOME RUN by HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN

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3-stars

Home Run is a baseball second chance romance that follows up and coming rookie Cooper Bailey.

This story was cute and the Coopers pursuit of Ainsley was endearing and sooo sweet. The two of them part ways after almost a whirlwind romance and later fate and something unexpected brings them back together.

These two definitely have their fair share of raw deals thrown their way and watching the two of them try to figure out their futures will have you cheering them on from the sidelines.

I definitely loved how this book started out and when it ended I couldn’t stop smiling. I did however find the middle of this book to slow down a bit for me and not capture my attention as much.

I still am a fan of this series and will definitely want to read more books from it

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LOVE ISN’T A GAME . . .

I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .

Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.

But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.

All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.

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3 Stars (It was enjoyable)

Worth The Wait ~ A Review

REVIEW – WORTH THE WAIT by RACHAEL TONKS

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Worth the Wait is a insta love fast paced romance.

Josh and Quinn have a chance meeting and the sparks fly. Josh is a stand up guy as we saw in Burn With Me in which he appeared. You don’t have to read that book as this one can stand alone.

Quinn is doing what it takes to survive. Quinn has a secret that she is not sure she wants Josh to know. Josh however really won’t give up and he has his sites set on Quinn.

This book is sweet, endearing with a bit of heart ache and angst. I enjoyed this book but found it a little too fast paced. If you are looking for a quick insta love romance however then I do recommend this book.

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**Warning**

This is a short, insta-love Novella about Josh who features in Burn with me.

Looks. Charisma. Charm. Success.

To the outside world, Josh Larson has it all.
With a thriving business and more than enough attention from the ladies, what more could a guy want?

Depth.

Colliding with Quinn Tate was never part of his plans, but when he meets the sexy as sin stripper, Josh realises there is more to her than meets the eye.
On a mission to fill the void in his life, the mystery surrounding Quinn’s secrets, leaves him craving the truth behind her guarded exterior.
When he wants more than she’s willing to give, the decision lies with Josh.
Give up on something special, or fight for the only woman who could be worth the wait?

3 Stars (It was enjoyable)

He Kissed Me First ~ A Review

REVIEW – HE KISSED ME FIRST by SARA NEY

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3-stars

This story had some sweet moments and some funny banter between the two main characters.
This is the second book in this series and while I really liked the first book this was just fell a little short for me.

Matthew and CeCe’s very first encounter was comical and witty and did have me laughing out loud.
They bickered and each gave as good as they got. What started out as an almost “hate” on for each other eventually turns into more, but there are some miscommunication or lack of communication along with a lot of stubbornness that prevent these two from actually getting together.

There are some very cute moments between to two as they get to know one another but they still managed to poke and jab at each other in a cute way.

Where this book fell short for me was mostly with both characters. Matthew annoyed me most of the time and I couldn’t understand his immaturity. For an NHL hockey player I found at times his behaviour to be more so of someone in high school. Cece was very much the same, at times again acting like she was in high school and not someone who was in her early twenties.

I think had the characters had a bit more maturity to them I would have rated this book higher. I enjoyed the storyline, the chase, the banter for the most part. It was just at times their behaviour that irked me.

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“Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s an arrogant, selfish and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want, and Matthew Wakefield isn’t it.” – Cecelia Carter

From the first moment they laid eyes on each other, all Cecelia Carter and Matthew Wakefield do is bicker. Fight. Even though he is her roommates brother, Cece just can’t stand the sight of him, and Matthew – well. He could never resist a challenge…

That can’t be a good combination, can it?
But sometimes, love happens when you least expect it.

This book is intended for those 17 and older – If you’re offended by “F” bombs, sarcasm, sexual situations and Alpha Male jackasses – this book is not for you…

3 Stars (It was enjoyable)

Sex Says by Max Monroe

REVIEW – SEX SAYS by MAX MONROE

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My Rating – 3 Stars

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Sex Says by Max Monroe is an enemies to lovers book filled with comedy.
Lola Sexton comes head to head with her “enemy” Reed Luca. Lola is an eccentric individual, never one to conform to the rest of society. She lives life through her own terms and writes an dating and relationship advice column.  Reed Luca is similar in the fact that he too lives life on his own terms. They each are independent, stubborn, strong willed and what ensues is a battle of wits, minds.
I had difficulty getting into this book to be honest, something about the story just wasn’t gripping me and it took awhile for me to get invested in the storyline. I think for me it was Lola’s character that I couldn’t relate to, I found her quirkiness a bit too much. I will say that some of the banter between Lola and Reed was extremely entertaining. Reed so easily ruffled her feathers and those moments got quite a few chuckles out of me.
I will say that I did love Reed, he was smart, witty, and sweet. Both Reed and Lola’s families were also quite funny and had some hilarious moments. I liked when the two finally got together and even still did their verbal sparring back and forth. Their relationship become solid and complimentary and I think they needed each other, like they were meant to be. I did feel that there were some scenes in this book that weren’t necessary and perhaps took away a bit from the storyline for me. Particularly their one friend Simone, I didn’t see the point of her in this story to be honest and it didn’t feel as though she added any value.
This was an enjoyable read for me. Had I not had so much trouble getting invested into the two characters and their story, I would have probably enjoyed it more. I just had nothing stirring up any feelings for me until I was almost halfway through the book.

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Lola
My name is Lola Sexton, and I’m a sex addict.
Okay…that’s a lie.
Truth is, I’m a serial dater turned dating and relationship columnist for The San Francisco Times. My readers call me Sex. Sex Says.
I love my job.
I love my life.
And I hate Reed Luca.
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Reed

My name is Reed Luca, and I’m a liar.
Ironically, that’s the truth.
I’m 31, and my occupation is…well, complicated.
My favorite kind of woman comes in all shapes and sizes, but always has a big brain.
I’ve never hated anything.
Lola Sexton hates me.
Luckily, it’s a thin line between love and hate, and with my help, pretty Lola will only be able to straddle that line for so long.