Confessions of a Naughty Nanny by Piper Rayne(Review Post)

Published January 8, 2020 by bookbesties

 

When a famous music producer moves to Lake Starlight it can’t just be a coincidence. It’s the universe helping to move things along in the right direction so that Griffin Thorne can discover me.

I have to confess—I’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Confession #1: I may have overhead that he was in search of a nanny. What can I say? My brother has a big mouth.

Confession #2: It’s possible I helped along the assumption that I had nanny experience. Hey, babysitting my nieces and nephew counts, right?

Confession #3: There’s a good chance I oversold my qualifications. But my Grandma Dori backed me up, so it’s not completely my fault.

And it worked. He hired me. Only for me to find out that he left the business.

 

I guess it’s on to Plan B.

 

When he accidentally overhears me singing, I expect nothing from him. Then he asks to work with me on a song for our town’s Founder’s Day Parade and it feels like a dream come true. Until…

 

Confession #4: I’ve fallen for him.

 

 

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First let’s talk about I love in the Bailey series the titles of confessions with each book. This one of course is about Phoenix who is the younger of the Bailey children and also a twin. Aspiring singer Phoenix has been trying to get a meet n greet with Griffin Thorne who whatever he touches turns to gold.

Only issue is one roadblock in the form of her brother who refuses to introduce them. Well between a chance meeting and Grandma Dori to cement a deal Phoenix becomes the Nanny to Griffin child. Yep a Nanny I mean babysitting nieces and nephews counts as experience right? Well when she finds out that Griffin is no longer in the business it is time to come up with a plan B.

Well plans sometimes don’t go the way we want them to. I am a live of the Bailey family series and that is the work of how personable these characters are. Every time I read a book from this series it makes me want to go visit Lake Starlight and hang out with this magnetic family. I did have a moment where I wanted to shake both characters but that is besides the point. Again always a great read when reading anything from this author. I always mourn when I get to the end but there was a bonus epilogue that I loved. Also be warned that you won’t want to miss the last couple pages that will clue you in on the next Bailey book. I will be patiently waiting(not so patiently lol) for the next sibling.

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The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe(Review Post)

Published December 30, 2019 by bookbesties

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In the second novel in Joanna Shupe’s the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful women who proves to be more determined than he is–and too irresistible to deny.

Powerful casino owner.

Ruthless mastermind.

Destroyer of men.

He lives in the shadows…

As the owner of the city’s most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp…until now.

She is society’s darling…

Florence Greene is no one’s fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family…and she’s using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner—then open a casino of her own just for women.

With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept—and more alluring—than Clay bargained for. When his plans are threatened, Clay must decide if he is willing to gamble his empire on love.

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Ok fellow Greene Family fanatics, Florence’s story is here, and it’s pretty great!

In the first book of the series we met the Greene sisters: Mamie, Florence, and Justine. That book is all about Mamie and how her drive, and dedication to help the downtrodden women of the city lead her to find her very own true love. I am starting to think determination is an inherited trait for these sisters because Florence too has it in spades. At first glance she is clever, cunning, charming, and beautiful with a seemingly “devil may care” attitude. But once you get to know her you will see that she is all that and so much more. So far, she is my favorite of the sisters, yet I’m going to hold out on final judgement until we get to experience Justine’s story.

Florence Greene is the middle child of Duncan Green – one of few men at the top of the New York food chain. Her independence and disregard for society and its rules is sure to be her ruin. Or so her father says. Little does he know it, but Florence has a plan that will secure her future independence and leave her at no mans mercy. To make this plan a reality she will stop at nothing to learn the skills needed to open and run a successful gaming hall for women. To get the training she needs she seeks out the owner of New York’s most exclusive casino as her private tutor. Will she acquire the skills she needs to secure the future of her dreams, or will attraction to her mentor get in the way?

Clayton Madden has a reputation as being cold and unfeeling. As the owner of the Bronze House this well-earned reputation helps dissuade his guests from cheating, stealing, or breaking any of the establishment’s rules. Well it works on most of his guests, all of them except her. The beautiful middle daughter of the man he has spent the better part of 20 years plotting revenge against just so happens to keep sneaking into his club and winning. What could be her purpose, surely, she knows gambling is illegal and that women aren’t allowed in the Bronze Horse. What reason could she possibly have to keep coming back? And will her reasons thwart his plans to ruin her father?

I love this family and I completely enjoyed this book! I can’t wait to get to know Justine and see where her story leads us.

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DANIELLE

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Sleeper By Kayley Loring(Review Post)

Published December 17, 2019 by bookbesties

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SHANE MILLER SLEEP DIARY:

Went to bed at: Late.

How long it took to fall asleep: Forever. I have insomnia. Duh.

Number of caffeinated beverages you had consumed: Zero. Thanks for advising me to quit!

My stress level is off the charts.

I can’t sleep right on a normal day, and lately my days are filled with the best kind of chaos.

My ex-wife and husband number two are filming in Poland for three months,

so I’m turning down movie parts to focus on the most important role of my life—

impossibly charming and somewhat capable young single dad.

My son won’t stop asking questions.

My daughter won’t brush her teeth unless I sing her showtunes.

Our regular nanny quit.

The only person I could trust to hire as a temp nanny is my best friend’s sister.

If Mary Poppins and Bill Murray had a baby it would be Willa.

Fresh out of grad school and beautifully weird.

She hates my movies, and my kids adore her.

I couldn’t sleep last night because she wasn’t here.

Turns out I can’t sleep unless she’s in my house now.

Turns out she’s what’s been missing from my life all along.

If my friend had any idea what I want to do to his gorgeous troublemaker of a sister,

he would smother me with a pillow.

The chances of us succeeding as a couple are about as good as that little indie movie

that I made being a huge hit.

But it’s a chance I’m going to take.

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Alert new author to me and I I thoroughly enjoyed!!!

Shane is a divorced dad of Two and there is also the fact that he is famous. His ex wife goes off to a shoot and he will be on single Daddy duty. Here comes Willa who used to have a huge crush on Shane and can’t believe she is seeing him again. One problem he is her brothers best friend and there still is that old crush thing? She is brought on as the new Nanny and will she be able to keep her heart safe? Cute kiddies, funny banter and a sexy daddy all a great recipe for a great story. Loved the chemistry between these two and I was pulling for Willa all the way!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

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Blitzed by Alexa Martin (Review Post)

Published December 5, 2019 by bookbesties

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“Definitely a must-read!”—La La Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

Maxwell Lewis has to make the play of his life in order to breach the woman of his dream’s defenses in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

Brynn Larson owes a lot to reality television and professional athletes. Her bar hit new heights of success after becoming a local haunt for the Denver Mustangs players and their WAGs. But although she’s grateful, that doesn’t mean she’s crazy. And that’s exactly what she would be to ever consider dating a professional athlete. Even if it’s Maxwell Lewis, whose shy smile makes her wonder what going on behind those beautiful brown eyes.

Maxwell knew from the moment he met Brynn that she was going to change his life. It was only a matter of time. But when he finally makes a move, fate conspires against him and everything goes wrong. Now he has to show her that their potential is real. Too bad for him, Brynn isn’t fooled by his glamorous NFL life, and when ghosts from both their pasts make a sudden reappearance, she must decide who she can trust. But when the person she’s most afraid of is herself, navigating life’s tackles is harder than anticipated.

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I have read all the books in this series and I have enjoyed them immensely. Brynn own the bar where all the wives of the Mustang football team hang out. All the ladies have become close and it’s nice to see old characters from the other books. Brynn has some past issues with abandonment but she is a strong character. Maxwell is quiet and shy despite being a big guy on the team. He has had a thing for Brynn and the ladies think it’s time for Brynn to get a man especially by the name of Maxwell. He himself has some trouble and it adds a little more issues for a happily ever after. This is a slow burn that was cute and Maxwell was adorable. this one fell a little slow for me, but I did enjoy it Overall.

3 and a half

Damaris

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My Bestie’s Ex by Piper Rayne(Cover Reveal)

Published December 4, 2019 by bookbesties

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for MY BESTIE’S EX by Piper Rayne book 1 in a brand new series coming February 18th!

 

 

 

I can’t borrow him.

 

He’s not a sweater or a skirt.

 

He’s not even her favorite dress—the lucky one she wears on first dates. The one she probably wore on her first date with him.

 

 

In my defense, I didn’t know who he was. To me, he was a cool, calm, confident stranger. He was perfection for the entire hour and a half train ride while the concrete jungle turned into a rolling green landscape.

To an outsider, we probably appeared more friends than hopeful lovers. But my blush came quickly, and his dimples indented with every smile. We definitely shared a spark of what could be.

Too bad I didn’t know who he was before I fell for him, because he can’t be mine.

 

 

 

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The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard(Review Post)

Published November 27, 2019 by bookbesties

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THE BEAST OF BESWICK by #AMALIEHOWARD

Beauty and the Beast meets Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt #RegencyRomance.

Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it’s hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.

But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender of marriage with her as his bride.

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As you all know I became a big fan of this author after meeting her at Shameless BookCon 2018. Since that initial meeting I have greedily searched for and read every historical romance book with her name on it. With that being said, THIS IS MY FAVORITE AMALIE HOWARD BOOK (so far at least)!!!!! From start to finish I was completely hooked. I started this book after chatting with the author at this year’s Shameless BookCon and experiencing how excited she was about it and why. The story is a mix of Taming of the Shrew and Beauty and the Beast. This leading lady or “Beauty” as you will, is so sassy and self-aware. Her “take no sh!+” attitude and determination to save her sister from her vengeful ex-fiancé, makes her one of my favorite heroines for 2019!

After having her reputation ruined and the death of their parents, Lady Astrid Everleigh and her younger sister, Isobel find themselves in the country, secluded from society, and at the mercy of their greedy Uncle Reginald and Aunt Mildred. But Astrid has a plan! In one year she will be of age to inherit the remainder of her inheritance and give her sister the opportunity to have the proper coming out she deserves. When Astrid’s scorned ex-fiancé, Edmund Cain, Earl of Beaumont, uses her Uncle’s greed as a means to have his ultimate revenge. Astrid is forced to find a creative way to thwart the plans of a monster by seeking the assistance of a “beast”.

Having been severely scarred on both his face and his disposition, Lord Thane Harte, the seventh Duke of Beswick, chooses to live a very secluded and solitary life on his country estate. Aside from his staff, his favorite aunt, and a select few “friends” he does a very good job avoiding other people. That is until a smart mouthed, bluestocking, spinster barges her way into his home and issues him a most unconventional “business” proposition. Will he leave his life of seclusion behind and take her up on her offer or will he slam the door in her face?

Obviously I loved this book! And as always I am excited to see what all of you think of it as well.

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Danielle

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Diamond in the Rouge by Wendy LaCapra(Review Post)

Published November 26, 2019 by bookbesties

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Diamond in the Rogue will captivate you! It is sensual, lush, beautifully romantic, and I recommend it! -Stacy Reid, Author of the House of Calydon Series

In an act of revenge, Lord Rayne kissed Lady Julia and was sent packing to America. But now he’s back to settle his affairs and give away his sister in marriage, until he meets up with the alluring yet innocent Lady Julia again. He doesn’t regret their first kiss, but he was never good enough for her.

Lady Julia had two years to forget the moody and mercurial Earl of Rayne. But one look, and she knows they’re meant to be together. Be damned with his and her brother’s objections, she’ll just jump on the back of Rayne’s departing carriage and compromise them both thoroughly.

Only, Julia never expected her forbidding Lord to be so good at resisting temptation…

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I was so very excited to read this book for a couple of reasons; first- the author herself asked me to read and review this book (yes I totally fan girled over that), second- I really enjoyed the previous book in the series and couldn’t wait to see what the author had instore for this next book, and third- once I discovered this was Rayne and Julia’s story I was beyond stoked. After meeting these two characters in the last book and the hints about what broke up a long time group of best friends and forced Clarissa’s brother Rayne to flee to America I was praying it would be a good as the last. Let me tell you all this book was better than I ever imagined! I couldn’t put it down. This book has all the things I adore: A strong and sassy leading lady, a dark and brooding hero, and some seriously steamy love scenes (please remember this is a historical romance and while most love scenes can be pretty vanilla these most definitely were not). I can honestly say this is one of my favorite books for 2019!!! I can only hope we get to see how Farring’s story plays out in the next book.

Graham Laithe, Earl of Rayne has spent the last 2 years in America working very hard to forget the biggest mistake of his life. When he is forced to return to England for his sister’s wedding and to settle his affairs, the last thing he wants is to face his once bet friends or see the one woman he can never have and the cause of all his troubles. Will he be able to successfully part ways with his sister and his life in England as he plans or will he find himself with a reason to stay?

Lady Julia Stanley has a personal rule of never making the same mistake twice. Just as she is prepared to give up on finding love of her own, she is challenged by a dear friend to break that rule. Faced with the prospect saving the only man she loves from his own self-destruction, she forms a risky plan involving disguise, kidnapping, and possibly pirates to take her own destiny in hand and fight for the love she thought was lost. Will she succeed or will all her efforts leave them both heartbroken all over again?

This seriously is one of my favorite books of 2019 and I can’t wait to see how all of you like it.

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Danielle

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