Thursday, January 17, 2019

Review: More Than Crave You

More Than Crave You More Than Crave You by Shayla Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this delicious almost-arrangement trope romance. Evan is a tech CEO and values his executive assistant, Nia, to handle everything in his life, from business to personal. After his pregnant wife died unexpectedly, Evan grieved but he is ready to get his life back in order - so he asks Nia to put a personal ad in for him. Long story short, he realizes quickly that once he sees Nia as a person and not just his assistant that he may have been looking for what was right in front of him the whole time.

This was a great read, cover to cover. Evan was a very interesting personality - so literal and analytical. His relationship with Nia humanized him and showed his passionate side. Nia was a great heroine - intelligent, warm, and she wouldn't settle for less. They were a fun couple to read about and the second I have read from this series. I'm behind - I need to go back and read the rest of these couples!

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Review: Phenomenal X

Phenomenal X Phenomenal X by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book recently came up on twitter and couldn't remember if I had read it (first red flag) but thought, well I don't remember hating it, so it must be ok. I was right - it's just ok.

This is a book filled with wild emotional outbursts for no reason. For instance, the hero, who is a professional wrestler, has a personal assistant and admits to the heroine (whom he has known for less than a week) that he has a sexual relationship with his PA. Forward to a day later and the heroine finds the PA in the hero's apt and flips out when the PA "reveals" she slept with the hero a few days previously.

There were lots of bits of conflict that didn't make sense to me like this. It's a shame; I enjoyed the premise as a casual fan of pro wrestling and sporty-boy romances. This book also ends on a cliff hanger. It seems like this author has written a lot since this was released in 2014, so I would really like to check out some of her more recent offerings.

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