Manga Review: A Wife of Convenience by Yoshiko Hanatsu & Kim Lawrence

May Contain Spoilers

Despite some initial confusion with the story, as well as a few questions about word choices used in the translation, A Wife of Convenience was a pretty entertaining read.  At first I hated the cover, but Rosie’s slightly overwhelmed expression perfectly reflects her state of mind during the first part of the story.  This has a couple tropes I enjoy despite myself.  There’s twin sisters swapping places, the hero’s family is filled to the brim with selfish losers who try to meddle in their lives, and a marriage of convenience to keep the family business out of the hands of said selfish losers.

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Review: One Rodeo Season by Sarah M Anderson

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I am a big fan of Anderson’s writing, so I try to read her books as soon as they are released.  I loved Ian, but Lacy – I didn’t have such warm feelings for.  She loudly, and repeatedly, insists she doesn’t need anyone’s help, despite the fact that she so obviously does.  She grated constantly on my nerves.  Ian, on the other hand, made mistakes when he was younger, and strove constantly to be a better person.  This is somewhat of a challenge, because of his hot temper, but he tries oh, so hard, for the entire book.

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Micro Review: Slamdunked by Love by Jamie Wesley @entangledpub

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I decided to read Slamdunked by Love because of the revenge subplot.  I am in no way, shape, or form a basketball fan, so at first I was hesitant.  The game scenes were fast paced and kept to a minimum, so they didn’t bother me, and I even found them somewhat exciting.  For basketball. Just kidding!  But, seriously, if you avoid sports stories because you don’t have an interest in sports, the book focuses on the behind the scenes aspects of the game, keeping the actual gameplay brief. Don’t let that stop you from picking up the book.

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Shadow by Alexa Dawn @TastyBookTours and @AuthorAlexaD

 
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SHADOW
Assassins Club #1
Alexa Dawn
Releasing May 23rd, 2016
Young Ink Press
 
 


MADDOX KING
CODE NAME: SHADOW
AGE: 27
WEAPON OF CHOICE: PISTOL
JOB: KILL SCARLET DANIELS

The first rule in the assassins club is simple: every job comes with a price.

Shadow has been given countless jobs since joining the club, and all of them have been carried out, no matter the price. 

Killing Scarlet Daniels, the heiress to the world’s biggest electronics company, should be no different … 

Or so he thought. 

You are cordially invited to join the Assassins Club, but once you enter, there is no turning back.

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Manga Review: Abby and the Playboy Prince by Riho Sachimi & Raye Morgan

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I decided to read Abby and the Playboy Prince because of the title.  What girl can resist a prince? Especially a fun loving, playboy of a prince.  I found this to be a mixed bag.  It features a trope I love – reunited childhood friends – but there wasn’t much spark between the protagonists.  I don’t even think Mychale kissed Abby until their wedding scene at the very end of the book.  What kind of playboy is that?

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Spotlight and Giveaway: Between Midnight and Dawn by @cherylyeko & @TastyBookTours

 
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BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND DAWN
Cheryl Yeko
Releasing May 19th, 2016
Soul Mate Publishing
 
 
Kyle Wade has spent over half his life seeking justice for his mother’s brutal murder at the hands of the serial killer known as C.H.K. His efforts lead him to Nicole Chambers, a woman he quickly develops strong feelings for.

Now he’s torn between keeping Nicole safe, or using her as bait to capture the monster stalking her.
 

Excerpt

Nicole paced nervously, waiting for Kyle to return. She’d thrown on her workout clothes; a black pair of Capris, a long purple T-shirt with large cut-out armholes, and a black sports bra that peeked out from underneath. She was covered practically from head to foot, so why did she get so nervous thinking about Kyle seeing her in the outfit?

Because he’ll be touching me, that’s why. And though not as daring as what a lot of the women wore at the club, it still showed far more skin than Nicole was used to, except when she was working out. Did this qualify?

This is a bad idea.

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Manga Review: Wife by Contract, Mistress by Demand by Marito Ai & Carole Mortimer @emangadotcom

May Contain Spoilers

I’m glad that I didn’t read the synopsis prior to reading Wife by Contract, Mistress by Demand (and wow, that is a mouthful, like too many Harlequin titles!), because it doesn’t make any sense. What’s a money-grubbing mare??  Anyway, like most Presents, the hero is an alphahole, but the story, thanks in part to the art, wasn’t bad.  I prefer my heroes to not be such enormous jerks, but, hey, I guess the conflict has to come from someplace.

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