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Blog Tour Stop: Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

by Priscilla Oliveras
Series: Matched to Perfection #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Zebra Shout - Kensington Publishing
Publication Date: March 27th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Lisa's Rating: ★★★
Cris' Rating: ★★★
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The Fernandez sisters have always had big dreams, and the talent and drive to pursue them. And in this sunny, spicy new series, each one will discover that success is that much sweeter when love follows . . .
Rosa Fernandez doesn't act on impulse -- she's the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she's been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister's wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first time. She deserves some fun, after all. So what if she doesn't have a shot with Jeremy, not with his wealthy pedigree and high profile lifestyle. But one dance leads to one kiss, and soon Rosa is head-over-heels . . .
The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has a lot to live up to -- especially with his birth father in prison -- the perfect example of a bad example. With a big promotion and a move to Japan in the works, Jeremy is worlds away from settling down. But sweet, steady Rosa is a temptation he doesn't want to deny himself, at least for now. Yet when their simple fling turns complicated, everything they've both worked for is threatened -- except the red-hot intimacy they've found together. Can forever really grow from just-for-now?

Some Recent Unique Romances

Hello friends!

How is everyone doing? Sorry I've been a bit MIA on here. I was up relaunching Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist as a new solo blog as Nereyda decided it was time for her to let go of blogging. If you are interested, the blog is THE INFINITE LIMITS OF LOVE!

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great! Ari from The Romance Corner came to visit me for the weekend and I took her to explore around town. We also watched Love, Simon and I thought it was so cute!

Anyhoo, in today's post I have reviews for Thirsty by Mia Hopkins and One Match Fire by Lisa Linden. I can't say either of these books were as memorable as I wish they had been, but you guys might be interested in them, so check out my reviews below.

Who Run The World Book Heroines Tour

Hi friends!

Lisa, Cris and I are very excited to share with you all 3 of our favorite book heroines as part of the #WhoRunTheWorld: Meet Your Next Heroine tour. Meet these 3 incredible heroines and make sure to add these books to your TBRs if you haven't met them yet! I hope you guys enjoy the post! Also, make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post.

Blog Tour Stop: Marriage of Inconvenience by Penny Reid

by Penny Reid
Series: Knitting in the City #7
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Penny Reid
Publication Date: March 6th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★★

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There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson. . . and yes, she is *that* Kathleen Tyson): 1) She’s determined to make good decisions, 2) She must get married ASAP, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Being a billionaire heiress isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her family’s legacy. But now, Kat’s silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy.

Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan O’Malley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity—and heart—all in one piece.

Except, what happens when Dan O’Malley isn’t as indifferent—or as trustworthy—as she thought?

My Month in Books (so far)

Hey guys!

Today I'm gonna talk about some of the books I've read lately :), because I've read some amazing ones, and I want to share them.

I'll do a small take on the books below, and if you'd like, you can check out my full reviews of the books, just follow the links.
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas [«««««]
Yes, I did it, I read my second historical romance and I loved it. Lisa and Nick were right, and I definitely trust their opinions and recommendations.

I listened to this on audiobook, and it was the best decision ever. I loved the narrator, and I found that I really like historical and 3rd person on audio. The writing helped, of course, this book was funny and romantic, and so so great.

Loved the romance, and the friendships, and the storyline. The character growth was amazing too. I can't wait to get my hands on the other books in this series, and I'll want the audio version of those as well.

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase [«««««]

This is one of my favorite stories of this year. And I'm so happy that this one is included in the Romance Package on Audible, because I loved loved loved the narration, Andi Arndt is always spectacular, but Zachary Webber was the perfect Garrett.

This is a second chance romance, and I really liked the lack of conflict. Garrett and Callie were perfect and a match made in heaven. They complement each other so well, and I love a good story of first love, and real love, and that's what this book was. Two amazing people finding their way back to each other, and solving misunderstanding and being amazing.

Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn [«««««]
Another amazing read. Meghan Quinn is definitly amazing, and her books are always hilarious. You have read her books, right? You better have... Moving on, she's hilarious, and this one was no exception. I liked this book way better than her first book in the series - it had the serious advantage of only having 1 love interest, so...

This is a "summer fling" turned more, and the characters are fantastic. I wasn't expecting to like the hero as much as I did, but OMG, he was great. And the chemistry was off the charts. I also really liked that serious subjects have place in the book and in the romance. I liked that they were addressed and made part of the plot.

The Hook-Up Experiment by Emma Hart [«««««]

Emma Hart is a bit a hit or miss for me, but she writes some amazing single dads, and that is one of my favorite things in romances... *sigh*.

This is a mix of a lot of tropes, and it's very well done. We have a second chance romance, also a bit of enemies to lovers, casual to more, and a sexy single dad for whom his little girl is the center of his universe.

The book is hilarious, and the characters are fantastic and complex. I especially loved Peyton, and I have to say something about Emma Hart's books. She always highlights the girls on the covers, instead of the men. For some reason I find this amazing, maybe because it's not that common.

Other reads:

Tap That by R.C. Boldt and Jennifer Blackwood

Virgin Territory (Hellions Angels #3) by Lia Riley

The Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely

So... I loved most of these books, have you read any of them? 
What are your thoughts on them?

Introducing the Love Wars Series by Kate Meader

Happy Saturday, romance-loving friends! 

I'm so excited to share with you all the cover for one of my favorite authors' upcoming book, Down With Love!

I am so excited to read this book. I've loved everything I've read from Kate Meader, and I am a sucker for romances about lawyers. And this one has a hero who doesn't expect to fall in love! How fun does that sound?

I won't bore you with more of my ramblings, so let's see the cover!

by Kate Meader
Series: Love Wars #1
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: August 7th 2018
Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?

If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions. . . .

1. Pre-nups are your friend.
2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.
3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?

But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.

The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.

Doesn't this just sound absolutely fabulous?? August is so far away!!

Are you a Kate Meader fan? Does this sound like your kind of book?
Let me know in the comments below!

Winter Sports Galore - Snow & Ice Games by Tamsen Parker

Happy Friday, everyone!

I was going to post on my usual Tuesdays but ended up forgetting to write my post - oops! So I'm sharing my post today instead. I've read some books since my last post, and most have been pretty good. I'll be sharing some quick thoughts about Tamsen Parker's Snow & Ice series! If you're looking for a quick sports romance read, any of these books might work for you!
Snow & Ice Games

A Short Thursday Update

Hey, everybody!

Gosh, this week just flies by so fast. My sister is getting married this Sunday, so it's been a bit more hectic than usual in our household with the last minute preparations and whatnot. Planning a wedding is no joke, 0/10 not recommended.

I didn't get to read much this week because I've been too busy, so for today's post I'll be adapting a WWW concept since it's the simplest, haha. 

I reread Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas for the umpteenth time this week. The Hathaways series is one of the historical romance series that I love and reread constantly. If you haven't read this series then what are you doing with your life????, it's about the youngest Hathaway sister, Beatrix, and Christopher Phelan, her neighbour and a soldier. It all started with letters of companionship between them, and soon the words turned into heartbeats on the page something more, but there was one little snag: Christopher thought he was writing to Prudence, Beatrix's friend who he planned to marry when he returned from war. 

This book is one of my comfort reads. It's emotional, sexy, and filled with amazing cast of characters so you can expect great banter as well. I love how I feel whenever I finish reading this book. 

I read too many books at the same time to mention here but right now one that totally has its hooks on me is The Cowboy and the Kid by Anne McAllister. It has a single dad cowboy hero and a middle school teacher heroine, and one persistent matchmaking kid who just wants her father to have someone and be happy. 

Bonus: it's still free on Amazon

So many good books to read, so little time, but I'm focusing on these three titles next 
(all of them come out on March 27th!)

Her Perfect Affair by Priscilla Oliveras
Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai

What have you been reading this week?

Share with me in the comments!

Dirty Deeds: Yes, you want to read it

So guys, you've heard of J. Daniels, right?

You better, because she's awesome and she writes awesome books. Either way, today I'm gonna do mini reviews for J. Daniels series, Dirty Deeds. So far, there are only 3 books out, but man, are they worth it.

As you must have notices by now, I like contemporary series, and this is another one of those where a group of friends become family, and everything is better because of it.

I've decided that today, I'm going to do mini reviews of the books that are out so far for this series, because it's worth it, and you guys should be picking it up.

Gimme all the kinky married couples! // Crosstown Crush by Cara McKenna

Happy Thursday, guys! 

I hope everything is going well on your end. I just realized that I missed two weeks of posting; I had a family emergency the first week and misread the calendar the second (which was still the stupidest thing that’s happened to me by far),

but ANYWAY, I’m back!

And I’m happy to report that my reading slump is no more. I’m finally making a dent in my ARCs list. Hopefully this reading streak sticks.

For today, I'm reviewing a book I finished recently that featured a married couple! If you missed it, I did a rec list of some of my favourite ‘married romance’ here.

by Cara McKenna

Series: Sins in the City #1
Genres: Erotic
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: February 1st 2015
Source: Library copy
Rating: ★★★★

I’m a huge fan of Cara McKenna’s works. Her characters are usually so flawed and complex, and I love how she writes emotions and relationship developments. I’ve always wanted to read Crosstown Crush but the e-book price is ridiculous ($11, really?), so when a library copy was available, I quickly jumped on it.

Crosstown Crush is about a married couple, Samira and Mike. On paper they’re your ordinary couple: Mike’s a detective and Sam’s an actuary, and they have a pretty good marriage. Except that Mike has a kink called cuckolding; so once or twice a month, Sam comes home late and pretends that she’s been out with some random guy and being super obvious about it, and Mike ‘catches’ her and questions her about it. Cue the do where Sam tells Mike everything she’s done with the imaginary dude and Mike proves that he’s still the alpha in bed. Which sounds ridiculous when I put it this way (pretend cheating???) but trust me, it totally works in the book. Then the couple decided to up the level on their game by actually inviting a guy into their bed, and the rest is history.  

Nick called me a weirdo for liking this so much, LOL.

What I really love about the whole set-up is how open Mike and Samira are with each other in regards to their thoughts and feelings. They talk a lot to each other, especially after starting a sexual relationship with the new guy, Bern, because they want to make sure that everyone’s on the same page. I love that Sam is so attuned to Mike’s wants and needs, and that she finds something for herself in the whole thing as she indulges Mike’s fetish. I actually have never heard of this kink before; cuckolding has a lot to do with masochistic pleasure a man finds in humiliation (so not my kink), in this case being 'forced' to watch his wife being unfaithful. It was kind of interesting to read from Mike's POV and see what he got from the whole set-up. I also love Sam's friendship/relationship with Bern. They have a lot of chemistry, and they genuinely like each other. Speaking of Bern, I love him. He’s such a lovable guy. He’s mature, sweet, and knows what he wants, and he has an exhibitionist streak that works well with the arrangement with Mike and Sam. 

As I read, I wondered how the story would end because I reckoned feelings would get in a way anyhow and lines would get blurred. When the conflict in the end happened, I think it was handled and resolved well, and it showed how strong Mike and Sam’s foundation was, and how clear and honest communication is really the key to every thriving relationship. I also love the HFN.

Overall, this is a very satisfying and emotional read. It's probably not for everyone because of the kink, but if you feel like trying something new, I'd totally recommend it!

I also recommend checking out Cara's other titles, they're all super sexy:

- underground fighter hero, prickly heroine (and I love her), CW: rape roleplay

- workplace romance, H/h work in a psych hospital, BDSM-ish

Have you ever read any of these titles?

Let me know in the comments below!

I'm Here To Destroy Your 2018 Romance TBRs With More Books

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

I hope everyone is doing well! I'm still very overwhelmed with school, but 3 more weeks, and I'll be done with this semester. Spring break can't come fast enough! Anyways, let's get to today's post. You all are going to frown at me!

I went looking for 2018 romance novels to add to my TBR the other day, because I clearly don't have enough books on my TBR. I'm very excited to share them all with you. I hope you find some gems too! If you missed my previous list, you can check it out here.

Need a new author to read? Try Linda Kage


Last week I missed my weekly post because I was traveling, and for the first time I decided to travel without a computer or a tablet... I took my phone and kindle, and that was it. If you're wondering where I went, I'll tell you: Scotland. It was my third time visiting the country, but it was the first time that I actually went with a friend for a well earned vacation, and we had a blast.

Either way, today I'm gonna talk about an author I love and that I feel is not widely known: Linda Kage.