Novella Review: Love Unleashed by Jackie Braun

 

Review may contain spoilers

Love Unleashed is the second book in the Billionaire Matchmaker series that I have read.  As I stated previously, the big draw for me is Charlie, the rambunctious little canine who acts like a catalyst to brings the couples together.  The protagonists of this novella are Mia, a florist, and Gideon, the town vet.  It features my favorite trope;  Mia rejected Gid when he proposed six months ago because she is terrified of commitment, and both are still hung up on the other.  Mia is carrying around a ton of baggage that is preventing her from trusting Gid.  After bouncing between her drug addicted parents and the foster care system, she feels that she can’t trust anyone and that all relationships are doomed to failure. 

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Novella Review: The Sheriff’s Secret by Susan Meier

 

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The Sheriff’s Secret is part of The Billionaire Matchmaker series, which features a four-legged matchmaker.

The Sheriff’s Secret is a quick, sexy read, and even though Dell could occasionally be a shallow jerk, I really enjoyed this story.  Marney is a jewelry designer whose work has been picked up by a shopping channel, so she is enjoying her success and reaping in the benefits of her hard work.  Single again after catching her husband cheating on her, she’s lost everything in the divorce; her condo, their mutual friends, and even her parents’ respect.  They can’t get over how she could allow her ex to get away.  He was a lawyer and made them feel like they had made a huge jump socially.  Never mind that he was a cheating scumbag and that Marney is doing just fine on her own, her parents just won’t let her forget what a prize she let go.

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Novella Review: Crazy Stupid Sex by Maisey Yates

 

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Review:

When I first started reading Crazy Stupid Sex, I was a bit apprehensive.  The beginning didn’t instill much confidence, and I felt I have read the same bar pickup scene five times already this year.  Once the action shifted  to an office setting, however, I was all over this read.  It’s sexy, fast-paced, and the hero redeemed himself enough for me to ignore the fact that he had been behaving like a spoiled sloth for the past 10 years, hopping for one hookup to the next, with no sense of connection or commitment at all.  I usually hate guys like that, but Maisey Yates does a good job ripping away his too-cool for school veneer, and I actually warmed up to Caleb by the end of the story.

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Novella Review: Cursed by Cupid by Wendy Sparrow

 

 

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What a cute story!  I loved both Tilly and Byrant.  Tilly unwisely ignored the dire predictions in a chain letter, and her love life has been cursed ever since.  If there’s a good looking, single guy in the area, she will, without a doubt, turn into a klutz and completely humiliate herself in front of him.  Flying milkshakes, tripping into doors, landing in a plate of shrimp linguine – each scenario is embarrassingly possible, and has domed her to a life of being depressingly single.

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Novella Review: Mr Virile and the Girl Next Door by Gwen Hayes

Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door (Entangled Indulgence)

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Mr Virile and the Girl Next Door is a fun read.  While I found the set up for the story weak and not very believable, I did enjoy the couple and the chemistry they created.  I have a hard time believing that their agents would put their livelihoods in danger by setting them up, though.  I would hope that both Holly and Dane would have more professional agents representing them!

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Novella Review: Languish by Alyxandra Harvey

Languish: A Haunting Violet novella

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Review:

I really enjoy Alyxandra Harvey’s writing style, so when I saw Languish available for check out at the library, I didn’t hesitate to click the Borrow button.  This is a fast, entertaining read that follows Violet on her quest to regain her ability to see ghosts.  After all of the harrowing action in Haunting Violet,  her third eye has remained stubbornly blind, and she’s getting tired of waiting for it to open again.  Even when Lord Jasper advises patience, and to not force her powers to work again, she still has to try to take charge of her wayward ghost-seeing skills, opening herself up to danger and near disaster.

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Novella Review: One Night in Santiago by Audra North

One Night in Santiago (Entangled Flaunt)

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Review:

I picked up One Night in Santiago for two reasons.  First, I enjoyed Audra North’s Falling for the CEO.  A lot.  Second, I have been reading a string of YA dystopian novels, and I needed a break.  Something light.  Something complete in one sitting.  Something with a happy I know without a doubt things are going to be awesome ending, because the last few books I read left me uncertain of the final outcome for the protagonists.

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