Tuesday, December 1, 2020

ARC Review: Stroke of Luck by Opal Carew

3.5 Stars 
Overall I liked Stroke of Luck, and have enjoyed several of Opal Carew's books in the past. There were some things that just didn't click for me, and as a result I most likely won't have it on my re-read list. 

April is in Vegas to get married to her manipulative cheater of a fiancé. When she confronts him not only does he call the wedding off but he cruelly has her thrown out of their room and insists that the hotel employees confiscate her clothes, down to the underwear, since he bought them and he still has the receipts. Enter Quinn, the man she dated just before her fiancé in college. Quinn wasn't the tycoon that he is now, and was shattered when April left him, assuming it was because of his money when she started dating her fiancé. Now he is in a position to help her out of this embarrassing situation when he offers to have her stay with him and his business partner, Austin. From there the sparks fly with both of these hot hunks. 

What propels this story is the chemistry between April and Quinn and April and Austin. Quinn's feelings are complex because he has unresolved issues of hurt with April but he is still wildly attracted to her and can't stand to see her mistreated. Austin is just a walking smoke show, and sex appeal oozes out of him, but he is also very caring and sensual. The sex scenes are raunchy and fun, with tender moments throughout. I wanted to like this more than I did, but the fiancé's shenanigans took me right out of it. Without spoiling the end I will say that I am glad April finally found herself, but the way things went down was just a bit odd. If you are looking for a hot Vegas romp, this is definitely that! You won't be disappointed in the sexy times, and you will keep turning the pages.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Review: Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

College professor Dani and adorably grumpy footballer turned security guard Zafir get themselves in a sexy situation when their morning ritual of flirting gets taken to the next level. When Dani gets rescued by Zafir during a routine fire drill, tongues start wagging. Dani thinks this is a great opportunity to seduce Zaf for the short term, and Zafir thinks this is a great opportunity to seduce Dani for the long term. Hijinks and romance ensue.

I loved this story so much, just as I love all of Talia's books. Her characters are sweet and ridiculous and love with their whole hearts. Another wonderfully sexy and steamy but heartfelt read!

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Review: Served Sweet

Served Sweet Served Sweet by Marie Harte
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was sweet and steamy, pun intended. Anson and Riley have competed over everything since high school. Now that Anson is back in town and put his new restaurant right next to Riley's bakery, it's time for sparks to fly.

Loved this book, and it was a quick and dirty read. Perfect balance of steamy sex scenes with ridiculous banter and heartfelt friendships and found family, not to mention meddling family members.

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I so enjoy Talia Hibbert's voice. Her characters are quirky and delightful, and manage to be extremely sexy as well. Chloe and Red are a perfect pair, with sizzling chemistry and their own personal demons to slay. Can't wait to read about Dani and Eve!

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