FLASH BOOK REVIEW: Valentine for Hire by Aria Cole

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Title: Valentine for Hire
Author: Aria Cole
Publication: February 3rd 2017
Pages: 61
Synopsis:

For Bryn Stafford, the prospect of going home for her sister’s extravagant Valentine’s Day wedding, hopelessly single…again, sounds like hell on earth. She’s always dreaded introducing anyone to the hot mess that is her over-the-top, obnoxiously wealthy and well-bred family, but desperate times call for desperate measures. After seeing an ad for the city’s premier escort service, Elite Fling, Bryn finds herself making an appointment to hire one very handsome, very expensive, fake date for the big day.

When the woman of Brodie Merrick’s dreams walks into Elite Fling, his brother’s slightly immoral but incredibly successful “dating” service, Brodie has two thoughts a) what the hell is a girl like her doing in a place like this and b) what would those sparkly red stilettos feel like wrapped around his neck? He begs his brother to give him the job, even though he’s just the computer guy and most definitely not an escort, but because Brodie is lucky he soon finds himself with one very sexy fake Valentine.

When they meet on the day of the wedding, Bryn assumes he’s the escort she’s hired to be her date, but Brodie has other plans, plans that involve him and her and a very long and lucky orgasmic future together. Can he win his feisty fake Valentine’s heart or will their chemistry fade faster than the syrupy sweet sugar high?

Warning: Forget candy hearts and frilly flowers, Brodie is a man’s man—he sees what he wants, he takes what he needs, he lays claim to what’s his. He’s all alpha, all the time, and determined to give Bryn blissful orgasms, beautiful babies, and the last name Merrick. Hold onto your panties, Valentine For Hire is a saucy romp with a sexy, alpha stranger on Valentine’s Day!

MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

REVIEW:

This is a new segment on my blog called “Flash Reviews.” I will be providing short reviews to short books, giving my thoughts on characters and plot.

THIS BOOK WAS JUST DIFFERENT. Like I never read many books where it’s escort service for girls where they find a guy they can “date” to impress their relatives and in our heroine’s case, make her relatives forget that she’s single at her sister’s wedding.

I HAVE A THING FOR NERDY GUYS. NOT LIKE OUR HERO WAS JUST A NERD BEHIND THICK LENSES AND WHO’S REALLY GOOD AT COMPUTERS AND IS SOCIALLY AWKWARD BUT well, he does deal with computers a lot…

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Book Review: Score by Victoria Denault

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Title: Score
Author: Victoria Denault
Publication: May 9th 2017
Pages: 368
Synopsis: He’s used to winning, but now he’s playing with his heart.
Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That’s how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn’t have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn’t have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he’s with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude’s cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist.
Jude knows he isn’t built for long-term relationships. But he’s getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it’s like fate has given him a second chance. He’ll do anything to make her happy again. Is this what love looks like? He has no idea. All he knows for sure is that this time, he’s playing for keeps.

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

REVIEW:

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book by Forever Romance in exchange for an honest review.

I have to be really honest with myself when I requested this book from Forever Romance. I actually felt indifferent by the story line and I felt indifferent by the cover of the novel. I know. I know. I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but really I feel like I can sense out the type of style a book is going based on the cover. With that being said, let’s jump into the review and you can understand why I’m giving this book a 2/5 stars.

To begin, we have our main “hockey god”, Jude Braddock who is the definition of a playboy. Here’s this thing that I have with playboys. Yes, I get they have a lot of sex with many different girls. It’s basically the definition and I’m cool with it to a certain extent in a book but oh my god. Victoria Denault really emphasizes that Jude fucks a lot of girls. And it’s just frustrating because we can’t get over it with a chapter of describing his sexual history but it has to drag on for over 5 chapters. It’s also so annoying that all these girls remember where he lives and they keep showing up on his doorstep, begging him to have one more night of fun.

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Book Review: Billionaire Without a Past by Carol Marinelli

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Title: Billionaire without a past

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 192

Synopsis:

When one night isn’t enough…  

Nikolai Eristov lives by one rule: never look back. The inscrutable tycoon has buried his past so deep that, to the outside world, the only thing driving him is his personal chauffeur.

Until Nikolai meets elegant ballet dancer Rachel Cary at a wedding… Behind her practiced smile and innate sensuality, he glimpses a woman running from shadows as dark as his own.

One electric night together leads Nikolai to promise Rachel two weeks of exquisite pleasure. Except for the first time, this indomitable billionaire lied. Because two weeks isn’t nearly enough!

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Book Review: Seducing the Best Man by Sasha Summers

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Title: Seducing the Best Man

Author: Sasha Summers

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 192

Synopsis: Oh, what a night! 

Some guys look like trouble from the start. From where Cady Egerton is sitting, Patton Ryan is just the right kind of trouble. She doesn’t want a gentleman—she wants him. A man meant for hot, passionate sex. Yep, Patton is just the guy to give her one heck of a night to remember…

Cady did not expect her delectable one-night hookup to show up at her best friend’s engagement party—or that he’d be the best man. Now all they have in common is a serious case of lust and a desire to break up their friends’ whirlwind wedding. But every minute they don’t spend plotting together is bound to be nothing but pure, naked trouble.

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 2/5

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Book Review: The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition by Sharon Kendrick

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Title: The Billionaire’s Defiant Acquisition

Author: Sharon Kendrick

Publisher: Harlequin

Pages: 192

Synopsis: A very seductive kind of deal 

Conall Devlin is a ruthless man ready to achieve ultimate success. So, to acquire the missing piece to his property portfolio, he’s willing to accept an unusual term of the contract…taming his client’s wayward daughter!

Party girl Amber Carter appears to live a life of luxurious frivolity, but deep down she feels lost and alone in her material world. Until one morning her new landlord turns up, every inch of him pinstriped-clad perfection, offering her an ultimatum: either Amber is thrown out onto the streets or she accepts her first ever job—being at his beck and call day and night…

Conveniently wedded, passionately bedded!

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: 2.5 /5

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