Friday, November 13, 2015

reviews || KISSING HER CRUSH + FALLING FOR HER ENEMY { dual tour } .

Entangled Bliss | November 9, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Sugar City, book 2


He’s sweet trouble...

Natalie Holden wants three things: To be the best chocolate chemist in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to prove her chocolate recipe can help teenage depression, and to get over gorgeous Luke Elliott, the guy she’s had a crush on since birth. Unfortunately, he’s the microbiologist set to debunk her chocolate study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!

Luke Elliott is still bitter over his divorce. Work is his passion now, and landing a huge promotion is just what he needs. What he doesn’t need is a crackpot trying to prove that chocolate cures depression. The last thing he expects is for the crackpot to be Natalie Holden—his “what if” girl from high school—or that she’d still tempt the hell out of him.

They may not see eye-to-eye on her project, but they can’t deny the explosive chemistry that keeps pulling them together. Even when it risks their jobs and the very different futures they both want…
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Entangled Bliss | November 9, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Still Harber, book 2


She’s falling for the one man who could destroy everything…

Alex McAllister always dreamed of a life filled with the laughter and love of a family, but being abandoned at a young age left her wary of letting anyone in. Now that she’s settled in Still Harbor, Alex struggles between keeping her distance and the magnetic pull of the handsome stranger who claims he’s the biological father of her adopted daughter.

Hayden Brooks never wanted to be a father. Long hours spent building his family’s real estate empire suits him just fine. But when he discovers an ex put the baby he unknowingly fathered up for adoption, his world crumbles. He tracks the child to Still Harbor with the intention of bringing her home—and comes face to face with his daughter’s stunning adoptive mother.

The paternity test is in. And Hayden’s about to make the most shocking decision of his life, just in time for Christmas…

{ about the authors } .


Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Victoria always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples and a cardboard cover) and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill her dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after's for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she's quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.

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USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters she writes. Ophelia is the author of AIMEE & THE HEARTTHROB; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; the Abby Road series; Perfect Kisses series; Sugar City series; and the brand new cozy mystery CHALK LINES & LIPSTICK. Visit all her books HERE, but don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on. #paceylove

{ reviews } .

Kissing Her Crush
Once upon a time, Natalie and Luke went to school with one another -- but one was a bit of a geeky nerd and the other popular and didn't look twice her way; at least that's how it felt to the girl who had crushed on Luke since before she could remember. She was even heartbroken when she'd learned of his engagement and marriage.

I absolutely loved Natalie. I loved that she was down to earth, smart, and didn't care if she walked around with melted chocolate all over. She was out to prove a theory; the problem was, the program was running out of money. When Luke turns out to be the one to prove her theory wrong, though, Natalie is at war with herself -- and with him.

Luke was a great character in his own right. I loved that he had always liked Natalie, but was afraid to even try. I do have to say, though, that the part that really did me in was Luke at the end, with his photoshop skills. Right there, my heart fully went to this man.

This was a cute, quick, easy contemporary read. It wasn't anything too deep, but a great in-between read when looking for that sweet lovestory.

Falling For Her Enemy
He tracks down the girl who may be his daughter out of a sense of obligation...

Hayden Brooks never thought he'd fall for the girl's adoptive mother.

I wanted to pat Hayden on the back for being upset with his ex (err, one night stand) about keeping his child away from him (although she did say she tried finding him), but going in the way he did... It was no wonder Alex goes all mama bear on him. Alex though... I liked Alex previously but she definitely made me like her with her struggles and will to fight in this book.

I fell in love with STILL HARBOR in FALLING FOR THE P.I. -- so coming back and watching Alex fall for a decent man was great. These ladies and the love they have for one another and their children, only deserve the best man and while Hayden certainly was out of his element and had the potential to rip apart everything Alex knew... he was a great addition to this ever-growing family unit.

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