#Bookreview – Down Too Deep by J. Daniels #Downtoodeep @jdanielsbooks #netgalley

35157158._SY475_Title: Down Too Deep

Author: J. Daniels

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

Rating: 5⭐️

 

Down Too Deep will hit you with all the feels. Nate lost his wife and is struggling to get himself together. He has a little girl named Marley and he isn’t sure how to navigate raising this little girl on his own. After his wife’s passing he shut himself off and lost himself in his work.

 

Life is about to be changed dramatically when single mom Jenna walks into his restaurant. She has 8 year old twins, Oliver and Olivia. Jenna steps up to help Nate take care of his little girl while he works and these families slowly start to blend and function phenomenally well together.

 

This was just the sweetest love story, but not solely because of the romantic love. They fall hard for each other’s families and it is absolutely the most heartwarming story. I flew through this one and quickly became a huge fan of J. Daniels. After finishing this story, I went on to binge read the rest of the Dirty Deeds series.

 

Thank you Netgalley and Forever publishing for my copy. All opinions are my own.

#Bookreview – Perfect Strangers by J.T. Geissinger #PerfectStrangers @JTGeissinger @jenw23

46860844._SY475_Title: Perfect Strangers 

Author:  J.T. Geissinger

Publisher: J.T. Geissinger, Inc

Pub Date: October 1, 2019

Rating: 4⭐️

 

This story hooked me quickly! I was obsessed with Olivia and James. They had fantastic chemistry and I couldn’t get enough of them. It was super steamy.

 

This story was full of surprises. I feel like this is a hard one to review. At one point in the story I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish it, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. I ended up really enjoying it.

 

This story was very meta. It was really interesting and I like the path it took even if I briefly was infuriated. It evoked such strong emotions because I was so invested in the characters. I’m going to include a synopsis so you can get a feel for this read and so I can keep it spoiler free.

 

Synopsis:

 

Author Olivia Rossi hasn’t been able to write a word since tragedy struck two years ago and ripped her world apart. Heartbroken and still haunted by the past, she accepts an offer to spend the summer at a friend’s apartment in Paris in search of healing and her lost muse.

 

What she finds instead is James, an enigmatic stranger who ignites in her an unexpected and all-consuming passion.

 

Agreeing to tell each other nothing more than their first names, Olivia and James embark on a torrid affair. But the more time they spend together, the more Olivia begins to realize her summer fling is turning into a powerful connection…and that the magnetic man she’s falling in love with might not be what he seems at all.
Thank you @socialbutterflypr for my copy. All opinions are my own.

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“These kisses of his…they’re demanding and possessive. They’re hungry and deep. They’re the kisses of a man who wants more of a woman—who wants everything—and isn’t going to stop until he gets it.”

Author Olivia Rossi hasn’t been able to write a word since tragedy struck two years ago and ripped her world apart. Heartbroken and still haunted by the past, she accepts an offer to spend the summer at a friend’s apartment in Paris in search of healing and her lost muse.

What she finds instead is James, an enigmatic stranger who ignites in her an unexpected and all-consuming passion.

Agreeing to tell each other nothing more than their first names, Olivia and James embark on a torrid affair. But the more time they spend together, the more Olivia begins to realize her summer fling is turning into a powerful connection…and that the magnetic man she’s falling in love with might not be what he seems at all.

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About J.T. Geissinger

J.T. Geissinger is a bestselling author of emotionally charged romance and women’s fiction. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold more than one million copies and been translated into several languages.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. She has also been a finalist in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

Her first novel was published in 2012. Since then she’s written eighteen more novels. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking wine, surfing the internet, and daydreaming about all the things she’s going to be when she grows up. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles with her husband and deaf/demented rescue kitty, Ginger.

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#Bookreview – Repurposed by Kate Burrows #repurposed @authorkateburrows #indieauthor

Title: Repurposed

Author: Kate Burrows

Publisher: Independently Published

Pub Date: September 26, 2019

Rating: 4⭐️

Kate Burrows wrote a lovely, heart-warming story, Repurposed. Claire was raised by her grandmother. Her grandmother passed away and leaves Claire a farmhouse that needs to be renovated.

Claire has been working hard to build up her own business in which she fixes up old furniture and sells them in her store. She is fiercely independent and it’s all due to the circumstances of her childhood. She has decided she can only count on herself in life. 

She needs to hire help restoring her grandmother’s house. Help comes in the form of a hot, charming carpenter. Mason makes Claire rethink some of her reservations. I loved their chemistry. I felt like they had great banter. I always love when I feel like the characters seem real and are having genuine conversations. 

Claire was such a lovely character. She had her hang ups but she really cares about people. I loved that she was a tomboy and could wield her power tools. Mason was charming and loved that Claire shared his love of building things. They connected really well. 

This was a quick, delightful romance. 

Thank you Kate for allowing me to review your book! I hope to read many more books from you in the future. 

A copy was given to me through Book sprout and all opinions are my own.

Review – Shortcake by Lucy Watson #shortcakebook @lucywatsonbooks

48067622._SX318_Title: Shortcake

Author: Lucy Watson

Publisher: Lucy Watson Books

Pub Date: September 19, 2019

Rating: 5⭐️

 

Lucy Watson just published a phenomenal debut novel, Shortcake. If you love rom-coms, then you should definitely give this one a read. This is one of the best that I’ve read. I was seriously laughing out loud on several occasions. This wasn’t one of those with just a line or two here and there that put it in the rom-com category. It was most of the book. Emelia Anderson’s inner dialogue and overall personality are going to make you want to add her to your book besties list.

 

Emelia Anderson was a live-in caregiver for a lovely old lady named Rose. Rose has passed away and Emelia is devastated because she and Rose had become so close. She meets Rose’s family at the funeral and they are not very welcoming or kind. Her handsome, motorcycle riding grandson Ben Crawford is extra cold to Emelia. He becomes even less of a fan after he finds out that his grandmother has included Emilia in her will. He believes she conned his grandmother. Now they are forced to live together because of stipulations in Rose’s will. For anyone to get what she has left them they must live together and fix up her old house.

 

Seriously this book is steamy and hilarious! You will fall in love with Emelia and Ben. Even the secondary characters were fantastic. Ben’s friends were all amazing and I hope they all get books. This is free on Kindle Unlimited if you subscribe to that or just $2.99 on Amazon.

Review – The Wonder of Now by Jamie Beck #netgalley #thewonderofnow @writerjamiebeck

43893920._SY475_Title: The Wonder of Now (Sanctuary Sound #3)

Author: Jamie Beck

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Pub Date: September 10, 2019

Rating: 4⭐️

 

This story dealt with heavy subject matter in such a beautiful way. Peyton Prescott’s life has been completely changed following a battle with breast cancer. Through her treatment she wrote a book and now the book is being published. Before cancer she was a travel blogger and now she feels lost because she doesn’t feel like she can go back to that, but she also doesn’t know where she should go now.

In the meantime, she is stuck doing a book tour that is forcing her to relive all of her experiences. Her publicist Mitch Mathis is very type A to Peyton’s type B personality. They challenge each other and really work well together. I enjoyed watching their romance slowly grow. There was plenty of sexual tension in this story and Mitch could not have been more respectful and understanding of Peyton’s reservations.

This book is about living in the now and trying your best to live in the moment and enjoy where you are. Do things that bring you joy and take chances. An overall enjoyable read about love and self growth.

Thank you to Netgalley and Montlake Romance for my free review copy. All opinions are my own.

Review – Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne #LoveonLexingtonAvenue #LaurenLayne #bookreview #netgalley

loveonlexingtonaveTitle: Love on Lexington Avenue (Central Park Pact #2)

Author: Lauren Layne

Publisher: Gallery Books

Pub Date: September 17, 2019

Rating: 4⭐️

 

This was such a cute, slow-burn romance. Claire is widowed and she found out at her husband’s funeral that he had been cheating on her for quite some time with at least two women. These women became best friends. They all thought they were the only woman in Brayden’s life. They make a pact to keep each other away from the bad guys.

 

Claire is trying to reinvent herself, starting with her old house. Her friends introduced her to her contractor, Scott. Scott is the opposite of Claire and normally not at all the kind of guy she’d be interested in. They have good banter. Their relationship starts off as quasi enemies and then they transition to friendship.

 

I love the slow build where they had to work up to even being friends and admitting that they enjoyed each other’s company. They’ve both had their guards up from their previous relationships. There is very minimal steam, but plenty of tension.

 

This is my first Lauren Layne book and I am definitely a fan. Also, this is book two in the Central Park Pact series, but works as a stand alone. I’m going to go back and read the first one and I can’t wait for Audrey’s story in the third installment.

 

I love the setting and character development. It was a quick read and I really enjoyed it. This would make such a cute movie.

 

Thank you Netgalley and Gallery Books for my eARC copy. All opinions are my own.