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#WOTR21 #NewRelease #Review #2ndChance – NOTHING BUNDT LOVE by Samantha Lind

Nothing Bundt Love by [Samantha  Lind]

Nathan Bailey was the one that got away…or so I thought.

After leaving our hometown of Sweet Valley, Tennessee, for college,
He never looked back….
Until ten years later, when he walked into my bakery.

The now billionaire tech-mogul is back in town and has his eyes set on me.

He’s no longer the boy next door.
Tall, dark, and handsome, he’s all man now.

His sweet-talking is impossible to ignore; it’s almost as delicious as my bundt cakes.

Can I take a chance on my first crush and hope he won’t break my heart for a second time?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

So I have fallen in love with Samantha’s audio series for the hockey series she has out.  When I saw she was starting a new series and caught the name…sold!! I mean it sounded adorable and fat girl loves cake!!  LOL

One thing I do love about Samantha’s characters are how true to life they seem.  They have the flaws you and I have so I feel they are relatable.  Which makes it easier for me to be THAT girl in the story…and who didn’t wanna be THAT girl in this story because Nathan…HEEEY!!!!

Nathan is coming home to visit his grandma after being gone a substantial amount of time creating a business that is thriving.  When he comes home he sees HER…ya know the one girl….ya know….Harper.  He totally crushed on her and her him but nothing ever came of it.

Now that Nathan is back he is totally going after Harper.  The two need to talk and slowly trust but with all Samantha’s books she gets the characters where they need to be to move everything forward.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

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#WOTR21 #audio #review #Contemporary #ContemporaryRomance – Sweet Tea & Second Chances: A Boy Next Door Small Town Rom Com (Lovebird Café Book 1) by Dylann Crush, narration by Carly Robins and Aiden Snow

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The boy next door is about to rock my world… again.

There’s no room in my new life for an old flame. Especially not when the sparks still smolder.

But the only way to claim my big city future is by cutting ties with my small town past, and I find myself caught between a rock of regret and the hard planes of Robbie Jordan’s chest.

I only need to survive until he fixes up my grandparents’ house and I can cash out. But he’s got a truck full of tools and knows exactly how to use them. Not to mention the things that man can do with a hammer…

Snag your copy of Sweet Tea & Second Chances today and relax into Swallow Springs, Missouri, where a cocky rooster rules the roost and all of life’s problems can be solved while sipping on a nice cold glass of sweet tea.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the audio and ebook combo from Amazon.

First up let me start with the narration….LOVED them BOTH!!  They both did a great job bringing the characters to life and hitting the comedy at the right time.  Audio can ruin any good book, but I think this combo did a great job bringing the story even more alive for me a listener.

Look I am a sucker for a good 2nd chance story and this one did not disappoint.  Now there were times when I was like “Girl Imma smack you” or even “BOOOOOYYYYYY” but that is a given in any good book right???

This is the story of young love that was destroyed through miscommunication…yeah let’s call it that.  The two are so in love and at the same time do not communicate so it caused issues for them as teens and again at times as adults.

Cassie needs money, and even though I felt she was a bit naïve with why she needed the money, she was going to sell her childhood home.  Her grandparent’s home.  The one with all her good memories.  The house needs a lot of updating and so she is stuck seeing HIM….Robbie.  The one who broke her heart in to a million pieces.

Robbie never understood why things went they way they did.  His life is at a crossroads.  He either marries his current girlfriend, who he is talking time away from to sort through things (no cheatin’ here people)  or he walks away and starts over again someplace else once his things at home are sorted.

Having Cassie return makes Robbie and Cassie start to remember the love they have but seems others just can’t have it.  We start to see some drama from ex’s and parents and everything else get in the way for the couple.

I did enjoy the story and love when people can find their way back to their better half or the perfect fit to their soul. Cassie and Robbie definitely are that for the others.

Dylann Crush writes contemporary romance with sizzle and sass. A romantic at heart, she loves her heroines spunky and her heroes super sexy. When she’s not dreaming up steamy storylines, she can be found sipping a margarita and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in Minnesota.

Although she grew up in Texas, she currently lives in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul with her unflappable husband, three energetic kids, a clumsy Great Dane, a rescue mutt and a very chill cat. She loves to connect with readers, other authors and fans of tequila.

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#WOTR21 #Military #MititaryRomance #Military Fiction #RomanticSuspense #ContemporaryRomance #Disability #Verterans #Audio #Review – Embattled Hearts (Military Romantic Suspense) (Lost and Found Book 1) by J.M. Madden Narration by Eric G. Dove

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John Palmer hasn’t felt like a real man since he was injured during combat in Iraq. Though not content with his new life, he is mostly adapting, just like the other vets at the Lost ‘N’ Found Investigative Service. When Shannon Murphy is hired on as the new office manager, life suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Before long, John finds himself wondering if he could ever be the kind of man Shannon needs.

Shannon Murphy wasn’t really looking for love when she hired on at LNF, but finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sex-on-wheels former Marine, John Palmer. The man is grumpy and nearly impossible to work with, but his brand of masculinity appeals to her on a basic level. Soon Shannon is wondering just what it would take for John to want her the way she wants him.

When an old enemy tries to settle a vendetta against Shannon, John insists on protecting her. He moves into her house, fanning the spark of attraction into a blaze. But the danger continues to escalate. Will the connection that they’ve found survive when they’re thrust into a fight for their lives?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased the ebook and audio deal on Amazon.

The narration is very different from any I have listened to before.  I didn’t dislike nor love the narrator, Eric G. Dove. At times I felt it was a little stiff and more essay style reading, but it could be because the story was in 3rd person.  So continuously hearing someone say/read the main characters names during the story pulled me out at times.  He did a good job changing up the different voices in the story for the multiple characters though.

The story is about a disabled military veteran who has not felt any love or inklings for attraction since he became “less than” as he feels.  When the new secretary starts work, he starts to feel more but knows an attractive woman like her would have no interest in a man like him.

Shannon has a long history and has had her fair share of bad boyfriends so when she starts to have a growing affection for her boss, John, she is afraid she will lose her job or have her feelings rebuffed.

When Shannon’s past “boyfriend” resurfaces, John is there to help her and soon their mutual attraction is undeniable for them much like everyone around them.  I enjoyed the cast of characters and their history together.  I loved the banter the guy had and gave each other.  I really enjoyed how John and his partner went above and beyond to help fellow military vets with anything they can.  Sometimes serving up truth about their mental wellbeing even when they do not want to hear it.

The twist of the who and why of Shannon’s story line was unexpected and I was shocked at everything as it unfolded as I did not see it coming.  But lets be honest I never figure out who the bad guys are EVER! LOL.

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Madden writes compelling romances between ‘combat modified’ military men and the women who love them. J.M. Madden loves any and all good love stories, most particularly her own. She has two beautiful children and a husband who always keeps her on her toes.

J.M. was a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio for nine years, until hubby moved the clan to Kentucky. When not chasing the family around, she’s at the computer, reading and writing, perfecting her craft. She occasionally takes breaks to feed her animal horde and is trying to control her office-supply addiction, but both tasks are uphill battles. Happily, she is writing full-time and always has several projects in the works. She also dearly loves to hear from readers! So, drop her a line. She’ll respond.

#WOTR21 #DoctorRomance #AudioBook #Doctor- Cocky Doc by Samantha Lind

Cocky Doc: A Hero Club Novel by [Samantha  Lind , Hero  Club ]

I was minding my own business at my new job as a child life specialist when the sexiest doctor in the hospital fell into my lap… literally.

He was every woman’s fantasy, the Adonis in a white coat was charming, not to mention brilliant.

Dr. Andrew “Drew” Montgomery was quite the catch, not the usual type of guy who I’d expect to fall for a woman like me.

The first man who saw past my wheelchair, Drew was also the first man I could see myself settling down with.

We started dating, and everything seemed fine, but something was holding him back, Drew was married to his job and he carried the weight of his namesake. A name I wasn’t sure I could live up to.

I meant to keep my guard up, but it was no use. I was in over my head the moment his gorgeous blue eyes thoroughly examined me.

I knew my body was in good hands, but could I trust my heart with the cocky doctor?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I purchased this ebook and audio since the audio was on sale at the time.

I will say I LOVED Jacob’s narration for the story.  His voice for Drew and Megan were great.  He also did a killer voice for Drew’s best friend.  Lucy’s narration for Megan and Drew were ok.  It was a little too breathy at times and seemed to not flow as easy as Jacob did.  But it didn’t stop with my enjoyment of the story.

Drew is a total playboy.  He loves his job and loves to hit it and quit it with the ladies.  He isn’t looking for anything serious because he doesn’t think he has anything to give anyone. When he literally crashes into the new Child Life Specialist at the hospital, he soon realizes the best things can come in wheelchairs.

Megan is so excited to finally have her dream job.  Being wheelchair ridden she knows what it’s like being stuck in the hospital as a kiddo and wants to help others.  When she gets to work on her first day, she meets Lucy who soon becomes her best friend and job mentor.  When the hot doctor lands in her lap, she is stunned how polite and kind he is.  The two soon become friends and when they find themselves as dates for a hospital gala, the couple soon see each other in a different light.

The story is a great show of how when you find the right person everything in your life soon clicks and fits right!!  Megan is the best support system for Drew.  Drew is the best man for Megan in that he shows her everything she never thought would be possible.  I loved this story.  I loved how the couple are so perfect for each other.  They are the ying to the others yang.

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.

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#WOTR21 #CoverReveal – NOTHING BUNDT LOVE by Samantha Lind

 Release Date: July 8

Nathan Bailey was the one that got away…or so I thought.

After leaving our hometown of Sweet Valley, Tennessee, for college,

He never looked back….

Until ten years later, when he walked into my bakery.

The now billionaire tech-mogul is back in town and has his eyes set on me.

He’s no longer the boy next door.

Tall, dark, and handsome, he’s all man now

His sweet-talking is impossible to ignore; it’s almost as delicious as my bundt cakes.

Can I take a chance on my first crush and hope he won’t break my heart for a second time?

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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons.

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.

#DualReview #BlogTour #excerpt- Fake by Kylie Scott

Fake by [Kylie Scott]

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having your life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a rematch made in Hollywood?

Chapter 1

He slunk into the restaurant mid-afternoon wearing his usual scowl. Ignoring the closed sign, he took a booth near the back. No one else was allowed to do this. Just him. Today’s wardrobe consisted of black jeans, Converse, and a button-down shirt. Doubtless designer. And the way those sleeves hugged his biceps . . . why, they should have been ashamed of themselves. I was this close to yelling “get a room.”

Instead, I asked, “The usual?”

Slumped down in the corner of the booth, he tipped his chin in reply. For such a tall guy, he sure went out of his way to try to hide.

I said no more. Words were neither welcomed nor wanted. Which was fine since (A) I was tired and (B) he tipped well for the peace and quiet.

Out back, Vinnie the cook was busy prepping for tonight, his knife making quick work of an onion.

“He’s here,” I said.

A smile split Vinnie’s face. He was a huge fan of the man’s action films. The ones he’d made before hitting it big time and taking on more serious dramatic roles. Him choosing to visit the restaurant every month or so made Vinnie’s life complete. Especially since the restaurant, Little Italy, was the very definition of a hole in the wall. Not somewhere generally frequented by the Hollywood elite. Meanwhile, I was less of a fan, but still a fan. You know.

“Get him his beer,” Vinnie ordered.

Like I didn’t know my job. Sheesh.

He was busy with his cell by the time I placed the Peroni in front of him. No glass. He drank straight from the bottle like an animal. Just then, a woman in a red sweater dress and tan five-inch-heel booties strode in through the front door.

“I’m sorry, we’re closed,” I said.

“I’m with him.” She headed straight for his booth and slid into the other side, giving the man a dour look. “You can’t just walk out, Patrick. You’re going to have to choose one of them.”

“Nope.” He took a pull from his beer. “They all sucked.”

“There had to be at least one that would do.”

“Not even a little.”

She sighed. “Keep this up and you’ll be obsolete by next week. Beyond help. Forgotten.”

“Go away, Angie.”

“Just another talented but trash male in Hollywood. That’s what they’re saying on social media.”

“I don’t give a shit.”

“Liar,” she drawled.

I wasn’t quite sure what to do. Obviously they knew each other, but he did not seem to want her here. And she really wasn’t supposed to be here. Vinnie had okayed after-hours entry to only one person. On the other hand, if I asked her to leave, she’d probably sic her lawyers on me. She looked the type.

The woman spied me hovering. “Get me a glass of red.”

“She’s not staying,” countermanded Patrick.

Angie didn’t move an inch. “They were all viable options. Pliant. Young. Pretty. Discreet. Nothing weird or kinky in their backgrounds.”

“That might have made them more interesting.”

“Interesting women is what got you into this mess.” The woman frowned, taking me in. Still hovering. One perfectly shaped brow rose in question. “Yes? Is there a problem?”

Now it was Patrick’s turn to sigh and give me a nod. He was so dreamy with his jaw and cheekbones and his everything. Real classic Hollywood handsome. Especially with his short light brown hair in artful disarray and a hint of stubble. Sometimes it was hard not to stare. Which is probably why his personality tended to scream “leave me alone.”

I headed for the small bar area at the back of the restaurant to fetch the wine like a good little waitress.

“We shouldn’t be discussing this here,” said Angie, giving the room a disdainful sniff. Talk about judgy. I thought the raw brick walls and chunky wood tables were cool. Give or take Vinnie’s collection of old black-and-white photos of Los Angeles freeways. Who knew what that was about?

Patrick slumped down even further. “I’m not going back there. I’m done with it.”

“This isn’t safe.” Angie looked around nervously. “Let’s—”

“We’re fine. I’ve been coming here for years.”

“You just got dropped from a big-budget film, Patrick,” she said, exasperation in her tone. “The industry may not find you bankable right now, but I’m sure gossip about you is still selling just fine. This week at least.”

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review by the author.

*Sigh*  Another great read by Kylie.  I loved the chemistry between Patrick and Norah!  I loved that Patrick was a smart man and listened to Norah.  I loved that Norah was a normal chick.  She was me.  One of my favorite things about Kylie’s writing is her ability to make hilarious banter.

Norah was a waitress doing her daily grind when she is made an interesting offer.  Patrick the playboy needs a girlfriend to clean up his image and what would be more perfect then a normal, everyday girl next door type???

Norah is the Sunshine carebear while Patrick would be described as Grumpy carebear.  LOL  I enjoyed the storylines they had and the story lines of secondary characters.  I am excited for the series and can’t wait to see more of these two in the series.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I enjoy Kylie’s stories they are full of humor and banter between the individuals. This one was no different.

Norah is a simple girl the plain Jane. She works multiple jobs so her grandmother can live in an assisted living home. Everything she does is for her grandmother. One of her jobs she is a waitress in an Italian restaurant where Hollywood icon Patrick  Walsh comes to get away and eat in peace.

When Patrick’s carrier starts to tank and he needs to turn his persona around he propositions Norah to be his fake girlfriend. Which Norah takes him up on his offer and now she can put her grandmother in an A+ assisted living home. Norah knows she will end up in the spot light but she as no idea what that really consists of until she finds herself in on center stage and everything about her comes out to the public.

I enjoyed this story Hollywood start falls for the average girl. Kylie’s characters are so life like you can see this happening in the real world. These two were great there was a spark between them and the banter they have is great. This is a slow burn kinda book really Patrick is so brooding let feeling out then pulls back. I enjoyed seeing Patrick and Norah’s relationship come to life and then deal with being in the public eye. I cannot wait to see more of this series.

Kylie Scott

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

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#NewRelease #SeriesStarter #DualReview- Fake, West Hollywood #1 by Kylie Scott

 

Fake by [Kylie Scott]

He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.

When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.

Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.

For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.

But being hounded by the paparazzi and having your life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.

Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a rematch made in Hollywood?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I was given this book for an honest review by the author.

*Sigh*  Another great read by Kylie.  I loved the chemistry between Patrick and Norah!  I loved that Patrick was a smart man and listened to Norah.  I loved that Norah was a normal chick.  She was me.  One of my favorite things about Kylie’s writing is her ability to make hilarious banter.

Norah was a waitress doing her daily grind when she is made an interesting offer.  Patrick the playboy needs a girlfriend to clean up his image and what would be more perfect then a normal, everyday girl next door type???

Norah is the Sunshine carebear while Patrick would be described as Grumpy carebear.  LOL  I enjoyed the storylines they had and the story lines of secondary characters.  I am excited for the series and can’t wait to see more of these two in the series.

Review by Twinsie Melinda

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I enjoy Kylie’s stories they are full of humor and banter between the individuals. This one was no different.

Norah is a simple girl the plain Jane. She works multiple jobs so her grandmother can live in an assisted living home. Everything she does is for her grandmother. One of her jobs she is a waitress in an Italian restaurant where Hollywood icon Patrick  Walsh comes to get away and eat in peace.

When Patrick’s carrier starts to tank and he needs to turn his persona around he propositions Norah to be his fake girlfriend. Which Norah takes him up on his offer and now she can put her grandmother in an A+ assisted living home. Norah knows she will end up in the spot light but she as no idea what that really consists of until she finds herself in on center stage and everything about her comes out to the public.

I enjoyed this story Hollywood start falls for the average girl. Kylie’s characters are so life like you can see this happening in the real world. These two were great there was a spark between them and the banter they have is great. This is a slow burn kinda book really Patrick is so brooding let feeling out then pulls back. I enjoyed seeing Patrick and Norah’s relationship come to life and then deal with being in the public eye. I cannot wait to see more of this series.

Kylie Scott

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kyliescott.com/

#WOTR21 #CoverReveal – Broken Promises (The Broken Series Second Generation) by H. D’Agostino

Title: Broken Promises

Series: The Broken Series Second Generation
Author: H. D’Agostino
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2021
Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs
‘The Truth Will Set You Free.’

What if it doesn’t? What if knowing the truth is worse than the lie and believing what you’ve always been told is the best thing for you?

What would you do if you discovered the lie? Would you question it, even if the answers will turn your world upside down?

I’ve lived my entire life believing one thing, and in a single moment it all changed. The people I trusted most betrayed me and sent me down a path I never expected to take with someone I never knew I needed.

The truth does not always set you free, sometimes it changes you forever.


Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series. She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, two dogs, and three cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the dance studio, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.

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#WOTR21 #Review – Smitten by the Brit, A Sometimes in Love Novel Book 2 by Melonie Johnson

Smitten by the Brit (Sometimes in Love, #2)

DEFINITELY, MAYBE…OR LOVE, ACTUALLY? 

English professor Bonnie Blythe expects her life to play out like her favorite novels, especially now that her long-term boyfriend has finally proposed. So when a shocking discovery leads Bonnie to end her engagement, she decides to close the book on love. But the plot thickens when a brand-new character enters the scene—and quickens Bonnie’s heart.

With his brilliant blue eyes, sexy accent, and irresistible charm, Theo Wharton is like a romantic hero straight out of a Jane Austen novel. When fate places Bonnie in England for a summer—conveniently close to Theo—she realizes a hot friends-with-benefits fling is exactly what she needs to start a fresh chapter. Just as Bonnie begins to believe she’s falling in love, an eye-opening revelation into Theo’s life makes Bonnie feel like she’s wandered into one of her favorite books. Will Bonnie have the courage to risk her heart and turn the page with the dashing Brit to find her true happy ending after all?

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I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

OH THEO!!!  YES!!  I was so ready for you after the first book!!  He is totally my Mr. Darcy with his manners and polite charm….sigh right ladies!!!

Bonnie was a great character who has been through some hard times.  When your DB fiancée won’t marry you and cheats on you instead…yeah broken hearted was Bonnie.  She won’t let it stop her.  We see her and Theo giving eyes and flirting like crazy in book 1.  I was so excited to see them as the next book because I need these people to get together already!!  Theo also has his own issues because he needs to marry a certain kind of woman to please the family.  Being a Duke does have its perks and downfalls!!

This book was amazing!!  I enjoyed the first book and getting to know all the characters but this book because we KNEW everything it seemed to flow smoother.  Theo and Bonnie are such a great couple and I will definitely see myself rereading because their story was full of humor and sweetness.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin.

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#WOTR21 #review #DebutBook #NewAuthor- Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love #1) by Melonie Johnson

Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love, #1)

“Playful, passionate, and positively unputdownable!”—New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren

IT’S TIME TO FLIRT WITH A MAN IN A KILT

Cassie Crow, a pop-culture reporter for a TV talk show, is focused on becoming a “serious” journalist. But when she stumbles into a kilted Highlander with a killer accent, Cassie decides that taking one night off from work and spending it with a sexy Scot couldn’t hurt. . .

Logan Reid has built a career on his charm, hosting a series of off-the-wall hijinks on the Web. But when the Scottish prankster meets the all-American, equal parts intelligent and irresistible Cassie, Logan realizes that one night of fun won’t be enough. Could it be that this career-focused, commitment-phobic couple is finally ready to take a chance at true and lasting love?

“Witty, sexy, and oh-so-fun. . .Melonie Johnson is an addictive new voice in contemporary romance.”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker

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I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

I met this author at a book con. She told me all about her soon to be releases so when I saw them available, I grabbed them. I had no clue except she was absolutely friendly and kind to chat with.

Imagine my shock and delight when I see this book is about a hottie in a kilt….uhm YES PLEASE!!!

This story is super funny, sweet, and one that I am so happy to have grabbed of Netgalley. I will say since this is the first book in the series, there was a bit of “world” building getting to know the characters and all that jazz but stick with it because the story is great!!

This story is about Cassie and a couple friends who take a trip. All Cassie want is to have a wild one-night stand, but her box of condoms is still full……BOOO!! Cassie soon finds herself sidetracked with a certain kilt wearing hottie named Logan. Logan is all “full steam ahead” on helping her use as many condoms as possible before her trip is over. *Snicker*

Cassie is a bit of a serious chick. She so when Logan asks her to help him with some pranks she kinda flips out. Relax girl!! It’s all good!! LOL

I enjoyed the story so much and can’t wait to read the next book I the series.

A Star Wars junkie and Shakespeare groupie who quotes both Yoda and the Bard with equal aplomb, award-winning author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—is a two-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist who loves dark coffee, cheap wine, and expensive beer. And margaritas. And mimosas. And mules. Basically any cocktail that starts with the letter m. She met her future husband in that most romantic of places—the mall—when they were teenagers working in stores across the hall from each other. Today, they live happily ever after in the magical land midway between Chicago and Milwaukee with their two redhead daughters, a dog that’s more like a small horse, and a pair of hermit crabs. After earning her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago, Melonie taught high school English and Theatre in the northern Chicago suburbs for several years. Now she writes smart and funny contemporary romance and moonlights as an audiobook narrator under the pseudonym, Evelyn Eibhlin.

Visit her at meloniejohnson.com and find her on Twitter and Instagram at @MelonieJohnson.