Month: April 2018

Mass paperback Release: Maid For Love by Marie Force

Mass paperback Release: Maid For Love by Marie ForceMaid for Love by Marie Force
Series: Gansett Island Series #1
on 28th April 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Women
Pages: 260
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Single mom Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island. For visitors, it’s a place for fun in the sun, but for Maddie it holds only bad memories and ugly rumors. Yet no sooner than she’s decided to leave Gansett behind, she’s knocked off her bike en route to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Gansett Island Hotel—by none other than Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy.

Mac has returned to the Rhode Island beach town to help his father prepare to sell the family marina—and he has no intention of sticking around a minute longer than necessary. But when he realizes he’s badly injured Maddie, he knows he has to do the right thing. When Mac decides to help her heal and care for her young son, he discovers he just may be “maid” for love . . .

Today we are celebrating the mass market paperback release of MAID FOR LOVE by Marie Force. This is the first title in her bestselling Gansett Island series. Check out the links for the book below, along with other books in the series coming out in mass market paperback this year.

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About Marie Force

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

Review: The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

Review: The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Hardest Fall by Ella MaiseThe Hardest Fall by Ella Maise
Published by Self Published on 18th April 2018
Pages: 420
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.
At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.
He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.
He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.
The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.
Falling.
Hard.

I had been waiting for Ella Maise to release a book ever since reading To Hate Adam Connor back in 2016 and while I’m not a huge fan of NA romance I wanted to read this one as soon as I read the blurb and this book didn’t disappoint at all!

I really don’t want to give away much so I’ll try and keep this a normal length review without spoiling too much and bare with me because it might be a mess.

Zoe Clarke and Dylan Reed’s first meet isn’t exactly meet cute, they are both cute but they meet under the most embarrassing and funny circumstances, their second meet up ends up in a demolition of a project and their third meet up is fate?? They go from being near strangers to roommates and having to end up dealing with a lot more than they bargained for.

I have no other words than saying cute and adorable because thats what both of them are. Zoe is shy and cute and Dylan is sexy and cute. Zoe has a word vomit issue when it comes to Dylan, she’s just can’t help but blurt out stuff and Dylan finds it the most endearing thing ever. Pretty sure they were heart eyes at each other every moment they spend with one another.

“I loved for you so long, I don’t even know when it started anymore.” ~ Zoe

The plot isn’t what you typically expect from an NA that has college and sports but maybe because it was so unique that I gobbled the book in one sitting. The book has all the elements that make it a worthwhile read i.e humour, angst to make you want to curse, sweet romance, sexual tension and a great HEA while it is a slow burn you get to see them become friends and then more. Which makes you even more invested in their HEA.

The plot was refreshing and Ella Maise does write beautifully so on that score everything is pretty great as well.

“You’re my best friend, like I told you you’d be and I already love your brand of weird.”~Dylan

Zoe and Dylan both very easy characters to connect with, they are both trying their best and are just genuinely nice people that you can root for.  The book does have family drama and toxic relationships and people making it difficult for our leads to get what they want.

Zoe and Dylan were adorable together, they both so sweet! Of course Dylan was a bit sly but their interactions with each other made me so happy. They are the definition of smitten with each other from the moment they meet. Their first few interactions are funny and cute. Their later interactions made me smile, laugh and swoon.

“On and off the field, you’re my hardest fall. No one has ever compared, and no one ever will. It was always going to be you for me.” ~Dylan

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Overall, this book is recommended to anyone who likes NA sport romance and slow burn friends to lovers romance with the most adorable and sweetest characters. 

About Ella Maise

I’m a big dreamer. And that’s how it all started for me, really. Reading and dreaming. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind. Crushing on fictional characters is also another bonus. Through my words, if I can manage to make even one-person smile, it means I’ve done my job well.

Writing became my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and telling their stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety that comes with publishing…everything is worth it at the end.

Release Day: The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

Release Day: The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

Release Day: The Hardest Fall by Ella MaiseThe Hardest Fall by Ella Maise
Published by Self Published on 18th April 2018
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The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.
At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.
He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.
He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.
The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.
Falling.
Hard.

My review of this book will be out soon but I really enjoyed this one!! I had been waiting for Ella Maise to release a book after reading To Hate Adam Connor and this one did not disappoint at all!!! Zoe and Dylan were adorable together 😀 

It’s available FREE on kindle Unlimited!!

About Ella Maise

I’m a big dreamer. And that’s how it all started for me, really. Reading and dreaming. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind. Crushing on fictional characters is also another bonus. Through my words, if I can manage to make even one-person smile, it means I’ve done my job well.

Writing became my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and telling their stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety that comes with publishing…everything is worth it at the end.

Cover Reveal: Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey

About ARROGANT DEVIL – Out May 10th

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

ARROGANT DEVIL releases May 10th – you’ll be able to preorder your copy for .99c starting May 7th!

Keep an eye on R.S. Grey’s Facebook page for the link!

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga!

The Confessional: The Cheating Issue

Welcome to my rant of the week #2 where I share my grievances with you and confess about whatever issue is bugging me. Today I’m talking about the most fun topic *NOT* in romancelandia ‘Cheating’. This is one of the behaviour that results in grovelling, actually what this needs is not to be in romance books….

According to the oxford dictionary: Cheat –VERB

1.2 Informal: Be sexually unfaithful.

I’ve noticed that romance readers have different limits to what they would accept and what they don’t accept as cheating. Some readers consider it cheating no matter that the Hero/heroine didn’t go through the physical act, the thought of it (mental cheating as it is) is enough to put them off. Other’s are fine with it as along as the H/h doesn’t have sex with the other person and then there are some who are more open to it and accept it and forgive the H/h if it happens. I have also seen reader not read the book because even though the H/h had broken up, they had been with someone else and they can’t even read those books because to them its cheating.

I’ve also seen readers just abandon books as soon as any of what they consider cheating happens while others would still read the book albeit the enjoyment of the book would be reduced greatly.

When I first started reading romance, even a hint of cheating put me off and I could feel my soul leaving my body and I pretty much wished the H/h to rot in hell. The thing is, people read romance to escape reality (myself included) why would I want my H/h to cheat on each other and as the saying goes “once a cheater, always a cheater”. I really couldn’t get past that for years, I’m bit better at accepting it now (I don’t know what that says about me) though not by much. By which I mostly mean I understand that cheating happens but I still don’t understand why it has to happen in fictional world as well.

It truly is one of my most hated pet peeves because it just makes me feel icky and really doubt the couple, their HEA and their love. Which isn’t something I want to do. It also makes me particularly hateful towards whichever H/h did it because I just feel that their significant other deserved so much better. The only exception from the books where the Hero cheated and I still ended up enjoying the book and the couple was The Duchess Scandal by Sarah MacLean, I still haven’t forgiven him but I understood his mindset. All the rest I have read I really ended up hating including The Outlander. That book makes you question what you accept because technically she’s cheating but not since some readers say it’s the past and the husband isn’t even born yet….that book was mind boggling.

Unless the whole premise of the book is based on the H/h assumption that their significant other cheated but they didn’t in reality. I’d rather not have it, it’s sometimes taken too far and I’m just left with disgust towards the H/h and it’s not something you want to feel after reading romance. I want to feel blissful!!! 

I can accept the H/h being other people after they have broken up but if they are married and just separated it again I feel icky especially if they keep claiming to love their significant other. I’m one of those people that hates love triangles and H/h dating other people dating while dating each other. I have grown to accept the non-exclusive part in modern books but it bugs so much especially if theres genuine feelings sexual or otherwise for the other person by H/h. I do wish books came with warning so either I spare myself from feeling crappy or I can at least be prepared for even the inevitable cheating happens.  

This whole post was rather disjoined but it’s a topic that makes me angry and I don’t even know how to properly articulate my feelings on it.

I would really prefer if books didn’t include cheating from the H/h in books, it just isn’t something that’s enjoyable to me as a reader. It doesn’t appeal at all. Sure it adds the element of forbidden-ness for some readers but for me it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth. It’s just there’s so many other ways that could be used to create angst and conflicts to separate the couple so why does has to be cheating??? I’m sure authors are more than creative enough to come up with something that’s better because cheating is something that’s very common in the real world and I don’t want it to be a part of my fictional feel good escape as well.

I didn’t touch about how cheating makes the significant other feel because it makes me more mad because how can you claim to love someone and hurt them so much….and then they have to accept that or forgive that…its just too much….I’d rather H/h end up someone else in that case.

Let me know your thoughts on cheating in romancelandia below?? Do you read romance books with cheating in them ? What do you accept as cheating? Would you still be rooting for the couple if the H/h ends up cheating in the book? Is there any particular book that had cheating in it but you ended up liking/loving the book anyway or is there any particular one you hated??

Teaser: The Marriage Arrangement by Jennifer Probst

Teaser: The Marriage Arrangement by Jennifer ProbstThe Marriage Arrangement: A Marriage to a Billionaire Novella by Jennifer Probst
Series: Marriage to a Billionaire #4.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated on 1st May 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new story in her Marriage to a Billionaire series. The Book of Spells returns in this sparkling addition to the series!

She had run from her demons…

Caterina Victoria Windsor fled her family winery after a humiliating broken engagement, and spent the past year in Italy rebuilding her world. But when Ripley Savage shows up with a plan to bring her back home, and an outrageous demand for her to marry him, she has no choice but to return to face her past. But when simple attraction begins to run deeper, Cat has to decide if she’s strong enough to trust again…and strong enough to stay…

He vowed to bring her back home to be his wife…

Rip Savage saved Windsor Winery, but the only way to make it truly his is to marry into the family. He’s not about to walk away from the only thing he’s ever wanted, even if he has to tame the spoiled brat who left her legacy and her father behind without a care. When he convinces her to agree to a marriage arrangement and return home, he never counted on the fierce sexual attraction between them to grow into something more. But when deeper emotions emerge, Rip has to fight for something he wants even more than Winsor Winery: his future wife.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

 THE MARRIAGE ARRANGEMENT by Jennifer Probst releases May 1st. This is a novella in the Marriage to a Billionaire series!! 

 

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About Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

Release Day: Everwylde by Donna Grant

Release Day: Everwylde by Donna Grant

Release Day: Everwylde by Donna GrantEverwylde by Donna Grant
Series: The Kindred #2
on 16th April 2018
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 305
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Re-enter the world of New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant’s spellbinding Kindred series.
To live in the light, they hunt in the dark…
Strong-willed and cunning, Ravyn was taken in as a child by a group of witch Hunters who raised her to be the best of the best. When she receives word that the witch who murdered her mother and ripped apart her world is nearby, Ravyn begins her hunt. In her quest to locate the witch, she finds her hunt impeded again and again by a gorgeous and powerful man. But she won’t be denied and intends to do whatever is necessary to complete her assignment. But the Coven is more dangerous than ever, and Ravyn may not be enough to thwart their latest endeavor.
Despite his bravery, Sir Carac is content to spend his days in the tavern when he’s not leading his men. But when a skirmish breaks out that threatens the marquis’ precious holdings, Carac is sent to the front lines to head off the attack. He suddenly finds his mission changed after he’s approached by the most spirited and beautiful woman he has ever seen. But trust doesn’t come easily to the spitfire, and his loyalties make it hard to do anything but follow orders. It’s soon apparent that priceless antiquities are only the beginning of what they’re fighting for—and what they stand to lose.

The second book Everwylde in the thrilling historical paranormal romance series by Donna Grant is OUT Today!!

About Donna Grant

Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

 

Best of Genre: Historical Romance

I LOVE LOVE historical romance and so I thought we should start this new feauture on the blog with this sub-genre of romance. Below are my favourite historical romance authors and books in no particular that I adore. In my opinion, these author have some of the best written books ever and anyone looking to start reading historical romance should start from here!!

  1. Lisa Kleypas: I love love her books, though she’s written in contemporaries as well, her historicals are my favourites . She has quite a few different series and standalones in historical romance which made picking my favourite difficult. BUTTT my favourite has to be Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers series #3).
  2. Tessa Dare: Her historicals always make me swoon and laugh. Her heroines and heroes are amazing!!! She also has a few series but I particularly partial to her first series Spindle Cove and my favourite book is A Week to be Wicked. 
  3. Sarah MacLean: Another author who writes beautiful and makes you fall in love with every character and couple!! While I have several favourites and 5 stars books from this author, her first book that I read remains very special my heart. The first book in the Love by Numbers series; Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. 
  4. Elizabeth Hoyt: Her books have such a great mixture of plot and couples, her Maiden Lane Series has pirates, dukes, street urchins and a ninja ghost that helps make the streets safe for people. My favourite is Duke of Sin because the it has a anti-hero and brilliant heroine. 
  5. Stephanie Laurens: It was love at first book with Stephanie Lauren’s Devils Bride for me, The Cynster series centring around the cynsters family is simply wonderful!
  6. Lorraine Heath: She writes the best scoundrels!!  In Bed with the Devil from The

    Scoundrels of St. James is great book to start for anyone looking to read about scoundrels. 

  7.  Julia Quinn: Julia Quinn has written so many historical romance books and series and her couples are amazing. From secret identities to being in love with your cousins wife; her books have all the drama. My favourite The Duke and I book from the Bridgerton series dealing with fake courtship is sigh worthy! 

  8. Julie Garwood: A must read author, she writers regency, western and scottish historical romance and does an amazing job in all of them. My favourite regency from her is The Lion’s lady. 
  9. Lenora Bell: This is a newer author that I fell in love with and since I adore books about Dukes and quirky heroines so these were just books made for me!! If I Only had a Duke from her Disgraceful Dukes Series is lovely. 

Other historical books that I adore:

Beauty and the Beast by Eloisa James 

 Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase 

Why do Dukes Fall in Love by Megan Frampton 

What I did for the Duke by Julie Anne Long
The Texas Wager by Jodi Thomas (Western)

The Duchess War by Country Milan

If He’s Wicked by Hanna Howell (Paranormal) 

Also going to quickly mention some Scottish Historical Romances that I LOVE:

The Bride and The Prize by Julie Garwood 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Never Seduce A Scott by Maya Banks

The Hawk by Monica McCarty 

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

Kiss of the Highlander by karen Marie Moning (Scottish/paranormal) 

Defiant by Pamela Clare

I’ll be doing other sub-genres of Historical romance such interracial/medieval/pirate types in a later post so look out for that.

Have you read historical romance before ?? What are your favourite historical romance books and authors to read, please let me know in the comments below??

The Confessional: The Grovel Issue

Welcome to a new feature on the blog: The Confessional: Rant/Rave of the Week!!!

Where I’ll be discussing the more of what sometimes leads to lower book ratings, tears of frustration and anger while reading and urge to throw away my kindle and later I hope the complete opposite, raving about whatever I loved that week. I have wanted to do this feature for such a long time but life was busy but I have finally decided to go ahead and confess about things I find displeasing in romance books.

I have been reading romance for a very long time now and if you have ever read a review of mine I almost every time write the quibbles I had while reading the book. This feature on the blog will be focusing more on those quibbles and today I wanted to talk about “Grovelling“.

According to Oxford dictionary: Grovel – VERB

  1. Lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one’s face downwards.

1.1 Act in an obsequious way in order to obtain someone’s forgiveness or favour.

The grovel I’m referring to is asking for forgiveness which is done in response to whatever idiotic decision/act the hero/heroine did, that hurt their significant other leading to the s/o most often breaking up with them and leaving. Most often the idiotic behaviour is displayed the hero and to a lesser degree by the female for plot purposes. It’s understandable that the author wants to create a conflict and separate the couple in order them to sort themselves out or finally accept that they need and love the s/o in the book. However, the grovel and asking for forgiveness done after the act by the H/h leaves me wanting and at times leads me to lower the rating of the book

All I think by the end is: why did she/he forgive him when he didn’t even say sorry ? Sometimes you do get a sorry but it’s literally just that: I’m sorry/forgive me!! Thats it??? Nothing else ?? Are you not going to explain you’re reasoning ?? I’m not asking for huge gestures of forgiveness in every book I read, sometimes it’s needed, other times all that’s needed is a lengthly conversation to proper show their s/o that they are sincerely sorry, explain their actions and show that they do love them.

I really don’t think that’s asking for much especially in cases of books where the entire book the most often it’s the Hero that treats the heroine horribly and doesn’t even bother apologising because either the story made the heroine come back to the hero (for whatever reason) or she just forgives him as soon as he shows up on her doorstep.

Sometimes this grovelling scene are so rushed because they are near the end of the book and often times they just skip it to showing the couple having sex and saying “I love you’s” and “you’re forgiven” at the end. It doesn’t solve anything because they didn’t talk anything out about why the H/h behaved so horribly or show their feelings to their s/o.  The s/o might have forgiven them but all I feel is dissatisfaction. I want to feel happy for the couple and their HEA after finishing the book, not that if only the H/h could have spend a few more sentences explaining their POV to their s/o that would have made the book 5x better for me. This is especially needed in books where you only have either the Hero or heroine POV!!!

I have read some books where the Hero gets scot-free of all the pain and suffering he caused the heroine because for whatever reason the author decided that Hero didn’t need to apologise for his actions??? Why not?? Unless the heroine is a masochist why would she be happy and take the Hero back without any apology for crappy behaviour. It makes no sense to me!

This applies to a quite a few of contemporaries and paranormal books I’ve read.

That being said there are books where the grovel is just happy sigh worthy! You can really see that the Hero is sorry for his behaviour and wants to make it up to the heroine and two books I can think from the top of my head are:

 

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha AndersThe Hero marries the heroine but treats her horribly because he thinks she tricked him but later realises the truth and tries to win her back but all she wants is a divorce.

 

 

The Day of Duchess by Sarah MacLean (Not for people who dislike cheating heroes, I absolutely hate them but this is the only book where I understood where he was coming from, I still hate that it happened!!)

 

 

 

I’ll be talking about the behaviour that causes the grovelling in another issue but for now, I would like to ask authors to PLEASE include a proper grovel so me and my fellow readers aren’t left feeling meh about the couple and dislike for the H/h!

How do you guys feel about grovelling ? If anyone has any books they think either has the best or worst grovel please leave them in the comments below!!!