Month: October 2018

Review: Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn

Review: Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn

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: Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan QuinnLove Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn
Published by LLC on 9th October 2018
Pages: 278
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
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Dear Mister.. . . no, too formal.
Hey there sweet cheeks. . . no, too forward.
*Clears throat*
To whom it may concern,
Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer--because it was free.
I think it's important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don't you?
So here I am, being open and honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.
I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. But what they don't know is your bark is worse than your bite. And that bite doesn't scare me. The fact is, I'd love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we're both wearing nothing but sheets.
For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees.
And as long as we're being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you exactly who's boss.
Love,
Sincerely,
Yours

Love Sincerely Yours is a slow burn, office romance with comedic moments, written by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn. I’m a fan of both of their writing so when I found out that they’d be writing something together, I was extremely excited to read this one especially you know after reading the blurb.

Our heroine, Peyton is besotted with her boss, Rome (our hero) who doesn’t really even know of her existence till the day she gives in her two weeks notice. After a birthday celebration which ends in Peyton sending a very inappropriate but highly amusing anonymous email to her boss, telling him what she’d like do with him which starts off an email correspondence between the two. Though Rome doesn’t have any idea who it is sending him these.

I liked Peyton and Rome together, they had abundance of chemistry, I loved their emails to each other and the comebacks/banter with each other. It’s a funny, light read about a very uptight man and the man who saw behind the exterior he presented.

I also really liked Rome’s best friend, the more fun Hunter. He made the book extra special!

Quibbles: The ending was a bit rushed and I love a good grovel so would have liked more of that…

Overall, a very entertaining book and I’m looking forward to seeing what other books the duo write together and of course rooting for Hunter’s book! 

About Meghan Quinn

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

About Sara Ney

Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte’s, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.

I live in the midwest, but “Will Write for Travel,” and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch, Tessa Dare (to name a few). I am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

Review: Strong by Kylie Scott

Review: Strong by Kylie Scott

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Review: Strong by Kylie ScottStrong by Kylie Scott
Published by Amazon Childrens Publishing on 25th September 2018
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Scott comes a new story in her Stage Dive series…
When the girl of your dreams is kind of a nightmare.
As head of security to Stage Dive, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Sam Knowles has plenty of experience dealing with trouble. But spoilt brat Martha Nicholson just might be the worst thing he’s ever encountered. The beautiful troublemaker claims to have reformed, but Sam knows better than to think with what’s in his pants. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to make his heart fall into line.
Martha’s had her sights on the seriously built bodyguard for years. Quiet and conservative, he’s not even remotely her type. So why the hell can’t she get him out of her mind? There’s more to her than the Louboutin wearing party-girl of previous years, however. Maybe it’s time to let him in on that fact and deal with this thing between them.
**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.**

Anyone who has read the stage dive series would already be aware of who Martha is and how much of a messed up character she was. She’s one who those characters love to hate character. It has been some time since I reread the stage dive series, which I adored so I was very excited to return to their world!!

Martha Nicholson is the sister of the Ben, the bass player for the Stage Dive band and the girlfriend of David and Sam Knowles is the ex-SEAL provides security for the band. Martha has now returned home to help out with her nephew which means being around the band and the people that really hurt with her past actions.

Martha and Sam are complete opposites of each other. Sam has wanted Martha for 10 years now and being the great guy he is, I was very happy that he finally got his happy ending. Martha and Sam had some great chemistry (to no one surprise if you’ve read Kylie Scott before).

I loved seeing the band again, it was a such a treat! I believe if you have enjoyed the series, then you should really give this a go, give Martha another chance and see her and Sam get their HEA.

There were a few pacing issues but its a short book so it’s too be expected. Overall, its a pretty quick read about a couple that had been wanting each other for a decade and a treat for the fans of the series to catch up with their favs!

“Ooh, busted,” said Lizzy. “The bodyguard caught you looking.”

“Shut it.” I inched my chin up a bit, trying not to frown because frowning gave you lines. “Sam and I have known each other for years and nothing has ever happened. You’re completely wrong about this.”

“Am I?”

“Yes, there’s nothing between us.”

“So that’s why you were staring at him?”

I chose not to answer that. “And you know he prefers to be called executive protection officer instead of bodyguard.”

At this, Lizzy burst out giggling, a malicious glee in her eyes. No wonder I liked my sister-in-law these days.

Ben shot us both an irritated glance. We both ignored it.

Of course, I’d known Sam would probably be here. Rock stars going out in public could be a delicate thing. People had a tendency to get overexcited. And while one person wanting an autograph wasn’t a problem, twenty or thirty of them suddenly swarming definitely could be. Having once been part of the entourage, I’d seen it happen to Ben and his fellow Stage Dive band members enough times to be wary. And you couldn’t get by with ordinary security. Rock stars needed protection from their over-zealous fans, but on the other hand they didn’t want the fans roughed up or hurt in any way. It required a delicate balance: control, experience, and a whole gamut of scary physical skills. Hence Sam.

Still, Portland seemed generally less crazy than the good old days back in LA. All of the guys seemed calmer and more settled away from the constant craziness of the party scene. Not to mention the effect of all of the wives/partners and various offspring. The biggest rock band in the world had officially been domesticated.

It was kind of cute. Or sad. I don’t know.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to stir you,” she lied. “What do you think of your brother’s new musical bromance?”

On the small stage set up in the corner of the room, a young man wailed his heart out while playing an acoustic guitar. Much angst about a girl who only called him after midnight. Trust a rockster to turn a simple booty call into a heartbreaking ballad. The song was damn good though. He had talent. If only I hadn’t had my fill of the type when I was younger. The kid looked to be in his early to mid-twenties. Lanky with lots of tattoos. Your typical rock ’n roll Prince Charming. Gag. These days my type ran more toward…actually, what I needed or wanted in a male was a total mystery.

And my gaze did not stray back to Sam. That did not happen.

 

 

 

 

About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.