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Save the Date by Monica Murphy(Review Post)

Published June 26, 2019 by bookbesties

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Caroline Abbott loves her job—helping engaged couples pick out the perfect save the date cards and invitations for their dream wedding. Working at Noteworthy means she has to deal with the occasional bridezilla, but Caroline’s always up for the challenge.

Until one particular bridezilla walks into the stationery store whose fiancé happens to be the boy Caroline shared her first kiss with. Alexander Wilder is all grown up now, helping run his family’s successful luxury hotel chain, and is somehow even better looking than she remembers.

When Caroline just happens to catch Alex’s fiancée half naked with another man well, of course she has to tell Alex. Of course, he breaks off his engagement.

And of course, the ex-bridezilla has gone completely bonkers.

At least Caroline has her friends to save her from crazy ex-fiancées. But she also has the sudden interest of…Alex? Caroline knows they share a connection, but is he on the rebound? Or after seeing her all these years later, does he really want something more?

OUT NOW!!!

 This was a new author to me. I really enjoyed the story line and characters. Caroline works at a store called Noteworthy(very cute) where she helps people pick Save the Dates, invitations and thank you cards. She has to deal with a lot of different personalities and who would have known that her client one day would pose a huge challenge. Her client’s fiance happens to have been her first kiss and boy he has grown up.

Alex is a VP for his family hotel chain and recognizes Caroline right away. There is some chemistry that grows throughout the story. Caroline finds Alex’s fiance in a compromising position and tells Alex. From this point you have fake relationships, crazy exs, wicked attraction and Paris of course! The characters are funny and cute together and have great banter. Very much enjoyed and look forward to more from this author.
I received an Arc for a honest review

stars 4

Damaris

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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey(Review Post)

Published June 11, 2019 by bookbesties

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A brand new romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey!

Georgette Castle’s family runs the best home renovation business in town, but she picked balloons instead of blueprints and they haven’t taken her seriously since. Frankly, she’s over it. Georgie loves planning children’s birthday parties and making people laugh, just not at her own expense. She’s determined to fix herself up into a Woman of the World… whatever that means.

Phase one: new framework for her business (a website from this decade, perhaps?)

Phase two: a gut-reno on her wardrobe (fyi, leggings are pants.)

Phase three: updates to her exterior (do people still wax?)

Phase four: put herself on the market (and stop crushing on Travis Ford!)

Living her best life means facing the truth: Georgie hasn’t been on a date since, well, ever. Nobody’s asking the town clown out for a night of hot sex, that’s for sure. Maybe if people think she’s having a steamy love affair, they’ll acknowledge she’s not just the “little sister” who paints faces for a living. And who better to help demolish that image than the resident sports star and tabloid favorite.

Travis Ford was major league baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her…

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Travis is an ex baseball player who now has come back home and is no longer able to play. Travis is now trying to adjust to being back in his hometown. Enter Georgie who has known Travis since she was little being that she is his best friends little sister. Georgie has always been in love with Travis. Now they both will need each other and that means having to spend time together and some steamy moments! Loved this story and the characters are developed well and it had me laughing! Poor Georgie wants to be seen and taken seriously and stop being treated like the kid sister, and she especially wants Travis to look at her like an adult women! Hot and steamy, with relateable and likable characters! Good Job Tessa!

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Damaris

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SEXY FILTHY BOSS by Piper Rayne(Review Post)!

Published June 11, 2019 by bookbesties
He’s the sexy alpha male in the corner office who goes through assistants faster than free donuts in the breakroom.
I’m the assistant who was chosen to cover for his last fire.

The owner of the company is clear—hook the biggest client in our firm’s history and there’s a partnership for him and a promotion for me. Stipulation—we do it together.

It doesn’t take a tarot card-reading psychic to figure out where our story is headed… late nights, trips out of town, and more than a few awkward moments filled with sexual tension.

No worries though. I pride myself on my willpower. I can totally ignore his sexy grin, his rock-hard body and his dreamy brown eyes. I will not become the woman other women hate.

But it turns out that Enzo Mancini has a lot of layers and if I don’t stop peeling, I’m going to lose everything, including my dignity.


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“Please. Come on, Mr. Mancini.”
Even I notice how weird that sounds coming from her mouth now that
our working relationship has turned into more of a tenuous friendship. “Enzo.”
“If I call you Enzo, can I pay my share?” She bats her eyes a few
times.
I twist my lips, thinking about it. The taxi driver huffs, annoyed
that we’re holding him up. “Sure.”
“Please, Enzo?” she says, stressing both words.
The sound of her voice saying my name like that spurs images of
her naked on my bed, begging me to fuck her. Her back arched, her delectable
tits prominently on display with her legs spread. I shift in my seat to hide my
growing hard-on.
She drops the forty dollars onto my lap and opens the door,
leaving before I come back to myself. I lift the forty off my half chub,
concocting a plan to get this back to her without her knowing it.
Her voice rings in my head one more time. Please, Enzo?
I might as well admit defeat. Tonight my dreams will be filled
with me, Annie Stewart, and the word please.

Book lovers one-click anything from Piper Rayne, there is no disappointment.

Okay, where to start?

Well the cover is very appealing and I love the colors. 

Lorenzo Mancini(Enzo) is working his way up at the Ad agency that he works at and hopefully will soon become partner of the firm. The thing is poor Enzo cannot keep a assistant to save his life. Enter Annie Stewart who is the assistant to another Ad exec but is roped in to backup Mr. Mancini in order for him to land the big account for Coddle products. Annie is loved by the customer  but struggling to make her boss see that women can make it in this business more than being an assistant to a man.  Enzo and Annie now have to work together in order to land this account and hopefully make Enzo a partner. With the close quarters and attraction simmering, not only are their jobs are at jeopardy but everyone is counting on them for this account. 

 This romance simmered, you could feel the attraction right away but I liked that Annie didn’t fawn all over him and kept her feelings reined in. Enzo definitely showed a side that I was not expecting but thoroughly enjoyed him turning on the charm and the heat. Insatiable is a word I associate when it comes to anything by this author because that’s how I feel! The other two brothers you get a little insight on them and gets you set up for the other two books to come. Again they know how to write up the connections with the families and I want to come over for Sunday dinner please.

Piper Rayne always knows how to write great book boyfriends, again 5 stars is not enough cant wait for the rest of the series.

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This is Crazy(Review Post)

Published June 4, 2019 by bookbesties

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Zara Stone

All my life, I’ve said I will never date a hockey player. I know better because I’ve seen and lived it all. My father is a hockey god, my brother is the captain of the most successful NHL team in the world, and my brother-in-law also plays in the league. Their lives are complicated, so I went in the opposite direction.
I fell in love with a scholar. But instead of proposing marriage, he broke up with me.
Three months later, I saw his engagement picture on Instagram. I couldn’t let him get away with that. No, it didn’t matter what, I was going to make that man see that I did not need him.

Evan Richards
I was in the running to pass my point record from last year, ready to claim the number one spot in the league. On top of my game, I was riding my career high wave.
Then, Hockey’s Princess, Zara Stone tweeted me. She wanted me to crash her ex’s wedding.
The worst that could happen? A PR nightmare. The best? A fun night with a beautiful woman.
It started out as a game—something I’m good at. Her crazy idea twisted into something I wasn’t looking for, something neither of us wanted.

When push comes to shove, one thing runs through my mind:
This is Crazy. Also, this is crazy right.

Yes, this is crazy…….crazy good!

Okay, first the cover is very appealing and second it’s a sports romance, and third, HOCKEY! I was IN!

Right from the first sentence you will be able to tell that the story will have you engaged. Zara(loved her name) has to deal first with her boyfriend breaking up with and then finds out that he proposes to another female. What would you do? Well social media here she comes and she gets the attention of Evan who is a cocky, uber good hockey player. They meet and the attraction is sizzling. 

I loved all the characters. Her family are hockey greats also and Zara has a twin who always has great one-liners to say! The story flowed easily and it will have you flipping the pages to see if she can get revenge on her ex or will she give in to her attraction to Evan. And Evan, ladies Evan will be your new book boyfriend. He is so sexy, sweet and always has the right words. Trust when I tell you that this book is making me go on a binge reading anything by Natasha! Thanks for the great read.

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Damaris

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How to Date a Douchebag: The Lying Hours(Review Post)

Published May 9, 2019 by bookbesties

 

ABRAHAM
DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…
He’s a fixer
and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the
wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go
to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at
three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.
Abe’s
current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a
girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…
SKYLAR
GABRIEL. IS. OVER. IT.
Over her bad
grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over
dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys
gone?
She longs
for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch
effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.
On her worst
day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best,
she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday?
She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.
Skylar
Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.
Why?
BECAUSE ABE
DAVIS IS A LIAR.

I was excited to review this book since I have read the rest of the books in the series, and loved them.

Abe Davis is on the wrestling team and also does the bidding for his roommate JB. His roommate is on the Love U app which is the school’s version of Tinder, and he has Abe filtering his matches. Abe comes across Skylar who seems different from the others and right away he is hooked. Skylar is looking for a relationship and after her friends talk up the Love U app she decides to give it a try.

She loves the exchange with JB(aka Abe) on the app but when they both go on a date she is left wondering where is the sweet and funny guy she has been talking to? Abe hates the fact that JB has this great catch but is showing his true jerk qualities. This whole time I am yelling at my kindle because I want Abe to show himself to Skylar but he is feeling some Bro code and keeps quiet until……Skylar finds out that in a way she was Catfished with these two and then the race for Abe to try to redeem himself is on!

I felt Abe was a bit weak at times and felt the ending left a bit to be desired. Overall not my favorite in the series but I am interested in Skylar’s roommates book. This is a great series to read.

3 and a half
Sara Ney is
the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is
best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite
vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed
sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets,
and fancies herself British.

Damaris

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