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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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DAMARIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

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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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Website: https://www.kayleyloring.com/

Damaris

 

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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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). 

 

A little about us…. We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both marries to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

 

 

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Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy by Piper Rayne (Review Post)

Published November 26, 2019 by bookbesties

 

 

You might be wondering how you’ll know when your playboy ways are coming to an end. For some it might be an unexpected pregnancy (ahem… you know who), for others it might be finally landing the one woman you’ve always wanted (cough… I won’t mention any names). For me, it was the death of my mentor and the subsequent reading of their will.

 

The signs were there, they always are. But I didn’t notice them until it was too late, and my demise was complete.

 

Demise Sign #1– You find yourself thrust into the land of responsibility and you don’t immediately hightail it out of town.

 

Demise Sign #2– Despite being stuck with the world’s biggest Jekyll & Hyde, some sadistic part of you actually enjoys spending time with her.

 

Demise Sign #3– Your family suddenly stops wanting to weigh in on every decision in your life.

 

Demise Sign #4– Somehow you end up being the voice of reason in your tumultuous partnership.

 

Demise Sign #5 –You start thinking of other people before yourself.

 

Demise Sign #6– You agree to put yourself in the middle of an Alaskan reality TV show that has both of you sleeping in the same tent. 

 

Demise Complete.

 

 

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20 stars? All the stars???

Okay, every book I say ‘oh this is my favorite’ and then they come out with the next book and boom I have a new favorite. Denver is the twin brother to Rome from a previous book in the Bailey series and he is a known playboy with a adventure side. He is a bush pilot and has been helping his friend Chip with some of the adventures he does for his company. Now after some life changes we find Denver and Chip’s daughter Cleo to now be co owners of Lifetime Adventures. Well so many questions like can they both be serious and pull this company together? Will either one of them pay attention to what is sparking between each other? Can Cleo tame the bad boy of Lake Starlight? Well I must say the title speaks volumes. I thought I was excited for Rome but ladies Denver was unexpected and melted my heart with every chapter. I loved Cleo spunk and her dialogue with Denver. Again I can’t say it enough how these ladies write these stories and you just want to be part of this family. So many laughs and I love the dynamic. It is a sure winner every time. There are some moments that my heart breaks for Cleo. Her and Denver are much alike in ways and seeing them navigate life and trying to see if they fit was a great ride. There are not enough stars! My favorite series from this Author!

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Damaris

 

 

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

 

 

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Lip Smacker By Alison Bailey(Review Post)

Published November 26, 2019 by bookbesties

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Logan Heath was the sweetest and most beautiful boy I had ever seen. He was popular, smart, and the star quarterback of Fort Johnson High. Every girl in school followed him around in hopes of getting his attention. I was no different, except that I admired Logan from afar. With him being a superstar junior and me being an awkward freshman at a new school, our coupling was a mere pipe dream.
Implementing my top-notch investigating skills I learned from reading The Nancy Drew Mysteries, I followed Logan’s life from high school through his college career, and then some. Fearing that my stalker-ish tendencies were becoming more of a mental health issue, I purposely lost track of him five years ago. I admit since that time I have thought of Logan. And when I say thought I mean he has popped into one or forty R-rated dreams of mine.
The day he walked into my bakery, butterflies fluttered in my stomach, tingles tingled my skin, and a sequence of R-rated dreams flashed through my head. But I was no longer that awkward teenager, too scared to speak to him. I had grown into a confident woman. A woman who wanted to admire Logan Heath up close and personal. Unfortunately, from the very beginning, Logan wanted something from me that I was not willing to give him.

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Okay,  let me start by warning you that this is a new to me author. I have seen the blurb on my Instagram feed and when I saw a chance to review I said why not? The cover is cute, I love the colors, they are inviting and at first reading the title it made me think of those lip balms that kids loved and they came in different flavors, just me?   Well as you can see I did give it a good rating so I would say yes it was my jam. First paragraph had me a little iffy, there was a lot of monologue and Lip Smacker, yes that is the name because trust me it’s a lot easier than her real name “Elipheleta!” Not only does she have a unique name she is a bakery owner with a witty grandma as her sidekick. She meets “the closer” who is Logan and he works for the investor who is trying to buy everyone out! Logan also happens to be the football god from her high school who she continually spent some of her high school years drooling over. The crush is still there and as much as she wants to hate him the attraction for her is there. Well folks he is here to woo her out of her building that is if Lip doesn’t give him a run for his money! It’s cute and she is so random and funny pretty sure that is why I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and I was mesmerized to keep turning the pages. Baked goods, laughter, a little sadness and some sexy scenes are a great recipe for a hit!

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Damaris

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