November 24, 2013

The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst

Michael Conte is a successful businessman who's heading up his family's bakery expansion in New York City. He promised his father on his deathbed that he would take care of his mother and three sisters and ensure that the family business succeeds. He's given up his own dreams and has dedicated his time and efforts to keep up his end of the bargain but at the cost of his own happiness.

Maggie Ryan is sick of seeing Michael Conte hanging around her only family--her brother and sister-in-law/best friend. She's convinced that he's trying to weasel his way into their relationship and will do anything in her power to make sure he doesn't. Michael's proposition to play his fake-wife for seven days seems to be a small price to pay in exchange for him to leave her family alone forever. Maggie can't stand Michael so these seven days should be easy-peasy-cheesy, right?

This is the second book I've read in the Married to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst and I can say, without a doubt, that you won't be disappointed by these novels. Right off the bat, you're thrown into the story and the plot thickens quite quickly. The characters are so richly developed that you really feel connected to them and you can feel the chemistry between them. Maggie and Michael are from two very different backgrounds so to see them find that their underlying values are similar is heart-warming. Happy endings do exist, even if we can't all meet our hot, broody billionaires ;)

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November 17, 2013

Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

We're all so absorbed in our daily lives that we take certain things for granted. Thzis novel touches on one of those things. Ana Tavares immigrated to the US at the age of two with her family. Her father abandonned them; her mother passed away and her US Visa expired. She's been living as an illegal immigrant for the past 20 years with her siblings. She's been working as a Spanish tutor, supporting her family as best she can. Living in constant fear of being found out and deported back to her homeland of Dominican Republic, Ana takes very little risks in her lives. Chance leads her to Ethan Hansen and his son when she lands a tutoring gig. 

Ethan is a successful pediatrician and widower. He's been barely living, just going through the motions, disconnecting from the rest of the world. When he bumps into Ana and saves her from a harrowing situation, his life is thrown into a whirlwind. The pair fall into a passionate love affair only to be met with the wee little problem that she may be deported if immigration ever found her...find out what happens to the lovers as they seek a way keep their relationship from being torn apart!

Serena Bell finds a great balance between exploring the immigration issue that the Tavares family faces and the intensity of emotions and physical attraction between Ethan and Ana. There's just enough of both to allow the reader to connect to the characters and their stories. The whole immigration issue in this novel is not something that is often spoken about so it really sets this book apart from your typical romance. It also brings it down to earth a bit--adds an element of reality. It's nice to see that two people from different worlds can find a way to be together despite all the obstacles in their way.

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Yours to Keep

November 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Star-Crossed by Luna Lacour



It started with a game - seduce the new teacher.

Eighteen-year-old Kaitlyn Laurent is living the American Dream. Born into a wealthy, socialite family with more opulent surroundings and material things than any girl could even fathom, Kaitlyn is the fresh, young face amidst a sea of morally-amiss Manhattan Debutantes. She is educated, poised, and on the outside - entirely virtuous. Her life, in short, is perfect.

Or so it would seem.

Inside the walls of her Upper East Side mansion, Kaitlyn is struggling. After her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage to a beautiful but otherwise utterly vapid woman, Kaitlyn quickly finds herself living in a realm of self-created fantasy, completely detached and entirely clashing with her new family – particularly, her classmate-turned-stepbrother, Marius. Arrogant and with a penchant for playing games, he is intrigued and infatuated by Kaitlyn's faux-chaste outer facade that she uses to cover an otherwise calloused heart.

When the two of them enter into into their final semester at Trinity Prep, and the buzz around campus is that a gorgeous new teacher has set foot in the classroom, Marius makes Kaitlyn a bet: seduce the man who is now her Literature teacher.

If she wins, she gets his trust fund. Money that she can use to finally escape a life that she has come to loathe.

If Marius wins...he gets her virginity.

When an initial spark turns into full-blown obsession, and her affections are inevitably returned – Kaitlyn learns that there are no actions without consequence, and some affairs are simply star-crossed.

Release Date: January 2014

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About the Author:
I'm a reader, lover of coffee and all things comical, and the author of STAR-CROSSED (January 2014).

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November 3, 2013

Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones

Let me start off by saying...OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAITED SO LONG TO READ THIS!!! Alright, now that that is out of the way...I can start.

This book starts off with Amy having to flee New York City and assume a new identity. This is, apparently, nothing new for Amy. Starting fresh, her mysterious handler has her set up her new life in Denver, Colorado. On that fateful night, she meets Liam Stone. Sparks FLY from the second they make eye contact at the airport and only get more severe and passionate during their plane ride. Doesn't help that he also follows her to her new apartment (really, what kind of person does that with a complete stranger? WEIRD. Anyways, the more time they spend together, the more in love Amy falls with Liam. Is she getting too comfortable for her own good? She's lived most of her adult life not being able to trust anyone...can she really think about falling in love and establishing connections?

The secondary plot is all about Amy and her trying to uncover why she's been relocated to Denver. She, clearly, fully trusts this guy she refers to as her handler. All she seems to know about him is that he's saved her once and he has a distinguishable tattoo on his wrist. As she spends her days in Denver working her cover job, she's finding things more and more mysterious. She starts doing something she's been afraid to in the past--uncover some truths. The more she uncovers, the more puzzled she gets...and the more puzzled YOU will get. What an ending to this novel.  If you like cliffhangers (I hate them), then you'll love how this novel ends...

So, I started off by saying that I can't believe I waited so long to read this book but DAMN, I'm so glad I waited because the second and final book in this series is coming out in about a week!!! 

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