Saturday, March 30, 2019

eARC book review: An Accidental Date with a Billionaire by Diane Alberts


Available April 8th 2019
eARC Provided by Publisher 

Samantha Taylor turned her back on her wealthy family to focus on social work. Those who know her think she’s the heart of kindness. Those who know her really well know she’s in a never-ending battle to make up for the harm her family’s companies inflict on the world. Which is how she finds herself at a charity bachelor auction of all places.

But oops, she was supposed to bid on her bff’s brother as a favor and accidentally bid on the wrong guy. Sue her for not being able to tell one stick-in-the-mud CEO from another.

Backstage, she goes to tell him not to worry about having to go through with a date or anything, but the oafish billionaire cuts her off dismissively. Looks her up and down, hands her a card with his assistant’s contact details, and reminds her that sex is definitely off the table. 

Oh, she’ll call the assistant all right and have her make sure he wears jeans and comfortable shoes and to pick her up at seven a.m. The only “hammering” this guy is going to be doing is at Habitat for Humanity.

Too bad he turns out to be nothing like she expected.

Sam is supposed to big on friends brother at a bachelor auction. Sounds easy enough excepts she doesn't know who the guy looks like and somehow bids on the wrong guy. That guy being Taylor and not at all what she expected. He might have money but he isn't spoiled or selfish. Sam had a silver spoon upbringing but that all crashed when he parents were caught stealing from their own employees. Now she's living a quiet life and giving back as much as she can in penance. Taylor on the other hand started out very poor with just him and his mom and sister. Now he's successful but he still gives back.  I enjoyed this more than i thought i would. At times it seems that Sam to hung up not her belief that she couldn't be with Taylor because he had money. She never tried to get over what her parents did and put that on Taylor. There were parts i really enjoyed. Taylor and Sam were good together.  This is my first time reading this author and i look forward to reading more.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

eARC Book review: Risky Play (Red Card #1) by Rachel Van Dyken


Available March 16th 2019
eARC Provided by publisher

What else can a virgin do when she’s ditched at the altar? Seattle heiress Mackenzie Dupont is treating herself to a single-girl honeymoon in Mexico and a desire to relinquish her innocence to a gorgeous one-night stand. Fake names. True pleasure. But when she wakes up alone, Mackenzie realizes just how much anger is left in her broken heart.

Suffering a tragic personal loss, pro soccer player Slade Rodriguez has his reasons for vanishing without a goodbye. Right or wrong, he’s blaming the beautiful and infuriating stranger he never wants to see again. They’re both in for a shock when Mackenzie shows up as his new personal assistant. And they both have a lot to learn about each other. Because they share more than they could possibly know, including a common enemy who’s playing his own games. And he’s not afraid to get dirty.

Now there’s only one way Mackenzie and Slade can win: to trust in each other and to stop hiding from the lies they’ve told, the secrets they’ve kept, the mistakes they’ve made, and the attraction that still burns between them.

Slade and Mackenzie are both hurt souls. Both were betrayed by people who were supposed to care about them. A chance meeting on a airplane brought these two together. It seemed like maybe they were meant for each other. Ah but it's never quite that easy. Tragedy strikes and pulls them apart but fate is a fickle thing. I enjoyed watching these two figure out who they are supposed to be. First Mackenzie fights for Slade and when he finally gets his act together he fights for Mackenzie too. I read some early reviews on this book before i started it and was worried i wouldn't like it. I'm glad i got past all that and totally enjoyed the book. Slade doesn't come across to well in the beginning. He's hurting and he lashes out at the one person who cares about him. Even though Mackenzie is hurt she finds the strength to see past all that and decides she's not going to give up. This is a first time for this author for me and I'm glad i took the chance . 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

eARC Book review: Slow Ride (Road to Love #2) by Lori Foster


Available 3/12/2019
eARC Provided by publisher

You can’t put the brakes on love… 

Ronnie Ashford needs a distraction. In the morning, she has to offer arrogant, conventional Jack Crews a job and convince him not to take it. She doesn’t need anyone’s help, thank you very much. But tonight is all about the tall, sexy stranger who just walked in the bar—and all the delicious trouble they could get into together. Too bad just as things are heating up between them, he whispers the three little words that destroy everything: “I’m Jack Crews.”

Jack is determined to connect with fiery Ronnie—in bed and out of it—but her terms are clear. If he takes the job, helping her acquire prized artifacts for her mysterious bosses, anything between them is strictly off-limits. Somehow he has to convince a woman who’s never felt like she belonged that she’s found her place—with him. And with the danger sparking hotter than the fire between them, it’s going to be one unforgettable trip…

Jack Crews is expecting to meet a man about a job. Except it turns out it's not a man. Ronnie Ashford is Veronica Ashford and she's tough as nails and independent. She's had no choice but to be since she's been on her own essentially abandoned by her family. Jack takes the job much to Ronnie's chagrin but he also wants Ronnie. This is a follow up book to Driven to Distraction, Brodie's book. Ronnie has had some really bad things happen in her life. Because of that she's protected herself from relationships and emotions. Jack's had some of this own heartbreaks but he's always had a loving mom and supportive brother and pseudo-sister. There's no way Ronnie can defend against the Crews family. Watching Ronnie slowly lower her shields and learn to trust in Jack was fun to see. There is some suspense and danger in this book as someone has it in for Ronnie. The question is who and why. Love this book and the Crews family. Excited to see what comes next!

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