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I Flipping Love… this book

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

Contemporary Romance

I received a free copy of this book. I decided to review the book because I really like it.

Overall Rating: 4 (sXe)

I Flipping Love You

Quick & Dirty summary: Rian Sutter and her twin sister are on the verge of moving to their next goal in life, flipping houses. They just need to sell a few more homes and they’ll have enough cash to buy and fix-up a house in the hot Hamptons real estate market. But when Rian’s sister scratches an expensive car, and the owner of the damaged car corners Rian in the grocery store, their goal may be put on hold unless Rian can negotiate a good deal. Luckily Pierce Whitfield can’t seem to keep his eyes off Rian. After a big of negotiation, the two settle, but life keeps throwing them together. The chemistry between Rian and Pierce is off-the-charts, but Rian is afraid that if her and her sister’s secrets come out, Pierce will leave and their careers will be ruined. Rian’s not sure she can risk letting some one close when her and her sister’s dreams are so close to coming true.

First, if you’ll notice, my summary is NOT like the summary on Amazon. This is primarily because the summary on Amazon is misleading. I don’t like enemies to lovers stories. I don’t even like frenemies to lovers stories, so I was worried I wasn’t going to like this one. But that’s not really the central theme of the plot. So I changed the summary in my review to reflect what I think is more accurate.

Second, I really enjoy this book. It was a fast read for me because I couldn’t put it down. It reminded me of all the reasons I love Helena Hunting’s writing and even caused me to buy another book, Shacking Up, since it was on sale. The dialogue is probably one of my favorite things about Hunting’s books and this one does not disappoint. There are a lot of funny moments in this book, but also a lot of sweet ones.

Third, and last, the sex scenes in this book are hot. If you’re not a fan of sex scenes, you might want to skip this book, and any other book by Helena Hunting. But her characters have great chemistry together. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Rian’s twin sister. I’m definitely going to keep reading.

Is it worth buying? ($4.99 Kindle)

If you’ve read other books by Helena Hunting then this one will be well worth the five bucks. If you are new to Helena’s work, I’d recommend trying the library. I think her books aren’t necessarily for everyone, and at $5, it would suck if you didn’t like it.

Something else you might enjoy:

If you’d like to jump into a different sub-genre of romance, try Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison. The heroine of this story also has a secret. There is tons of chemistry between the main characters. And it’s the first book of a great series.

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They say a person’s wyrd – their destiny – is carved into Yggdrasil’s branches long before they are born.
The Norns have a plan for everyone and mere mortals aren’t meant to stray.
But three hundred years after Odin’s gates between the Nine Worlds malfunctioned, Outlanders left behind on Midgard have forgotten their wyrd and have integrated into society so thoroughly that few humans are even aware of their existence.
PI Bryn Ullman spends her days using her unique gift of retrocognition to assist the local police force in solving otherwise impossible crimes. Her nights are spent alone in hiding, very literally, from the shadows themselves and from those who want her to fulfil her birthright.
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Living in a small village was peaceful–for the bedraggled Mr. and Mrs. Friel, parents of eight children. For their daughter PJ, the village of Gnadenhutten was a study in boredom. Her only excitement was found in skulking around the old graveyard at midnight with her friends and badgering the librarians at the local library. When told she wasn’t allowed to read adult romance (at the age of twelve), PJ decided to use the mail-order library instead.
Sirena the Sea Siren sailed into her life (courtesy of Fern Michaels) and a respect for bold, gutsy women was born.
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BOOK REVIEW

A Twist of Wyrd by PJ Friel

Paranormal Romance

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. You can see for yourself how honest I was…

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Bryn Ullman can take care of herself. She’s trained to deal with anything that may come her way, man or beast. But she can’t help but still be afraid of the dark. After all, she knows better than anyone who lurks in the shadows. When she meets Trygg Mackenzie she’s attracted to him despite who he is and who he works for. But as they work together to figure out why people are dying, they’ll have to decide if what they have goes deeper than just attraction.

This is an action packed book and I love the suspense aspect of it. Not really knowing everyone’s motivations made it a quick read, although the ending wasn’t a surprise for me. I also enjoyed the touch of myth involved with the book, especially in regards to berserkers, wyrd, and Odin. I’m not especially knowledgeable about Norse myth, but I enjoyed the references.

There are parts of the book that didn’t read as smoothly to me as I’d wish. I don’t mean that PJ Friel is a bad writer. On the contrary, her dialogue and characters are well written. Rather, it’s that sometimes the characters’ reactions to events seemed odd. It caused me to pause and think about it, rather than continuing to read the book and be engrossed in this new world.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $3.99)

I don’t think I’d pay $4 for this book, but it is a part of Kindle Unlimited and I’d definitely recommend reading it through the KU program. If you really like paranormal romance that’s based off of myths, then you should recommend it to your library for purchase. It’s a great way to read the book for free and it benefits your entire community!

Something else you might enjoy:

Try Still, which is a brand new book out by Camilla Monk. It takes on some of the ancient myths, but with less sex and more humor.

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They say a person’s wyrd – their destiny – is carved into Yggdrasil’s branches long before they are born.
The Norns have a plan for everyone and mere mortals aren’t meant to stray.
But three hundred years after Odin’s gates between the Nine Worlds malfunctioned, Outlanders left behind on Midgard have forgotten their wyrd and have integrated into society so thoroughly that few humans are even aware of their existence.
PI Bryn Ullman spends her days using her unique gift of retrocognition to assist the local police force in solving otherwise impossible crimes. Her nights are spent alone in hiding, very literally, from the shadows themselves and from those who want her to fulfil her birthright.
Trygg Mackenzie, berserker in hiding from Odin and the eternal servitude that he owes, buries his secrets behind the calm facade of a security professional, working for the mob.
But he’s just one stressor away from losing it all to the monster inside him.
When a murder investigation thrusts Bryn into his life, Trygg is more than willing to risk exposure and even his life in order to protect the courageous beauty who sets his blood on fire, but the one thing she values the most – the truth – might be more than he’s willing to offer.
As mob secrets and unknown factions threaten their work and their lives, will giving in to their passion be their undoing or their salvation?
On the path of fate and destiny, it’ll take A Twist of Wyrd to save them both.

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Living in a small village was peaceful–for the bedraggled Mr. and Mrs. Friel, parents of eight children. For their daughter PJ, the village of Gnadenhutten was a study in boredom. Her only excitement was found in skulking around the old graveyard at midnight with her friends and badgering the librarians at the local library. When told she wasn’t allowed to read adult romance (at the age of twelve), PJ decided to use the mail-order library instead.
Sirena the Sea Siren sailed into her life (courtesy of Fern Michaels) and a respect for bold, gutsy women was born.
When PJ isn’t terrorizing the highways of Ohio in her red, mid-life crisis, sports car or crunching numbers in Excel spreadsheets, she’s writing about sword-wielding, ass-kicking, wilful, sometimes wanton women and the men who are strong enough to love them.  
Her hobbies include reading and creating artwork that reflects the juxtaposition of sensuality and strength in women.  
She is currently single and lives with her son, who thinks he’s the boss of her.
CONNECT WITH PJ

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Wanted: Mom for Christmas

Cates Brothers series by Lee Kilraine

Contemporary Romance

 

Wanted: Mom for Christmas

 

I received a free copy of this book through NetGalley. I decided to post this review because I think you might enjoy this book as much as I did, if not more!

Wanted mom for christmas

Overall Rating: 3.5 (sXe)

Quick & Dirty summary: Nora Joy needs some time to regroup. As an Olympic volleyball player, Nora is no stranger to set backs and losses, but the problems are beginning to pile up. Taking a temporary job as Rent-A-Mom, Nora is surprised to find herself face-to-face with her high school ex-boyfriend Hawk Savage. Hawk is pretty happy with his life, despite his son’s insistence that he needs a mom. When Nora Joy shows up at exactly the right moment, Hawk can’t help but spend the holiday season reliving some of his greatest memories with her. What happens after the holidays, though, is unclear to both Hawk and Nora.

I really enjoyed this book. Nora is great. She’s a strong woman with a good head on her shoulders who is facing adversity with grace. I love how the drama in this book is straightforward. Nora and Hawk have a past. They deal with the past and move into the present quickly and realistically.

There are a bunch of components that make this story interesting and lively. The pacing of the book is quick and while there aren’t a whole lot of secondary characters that stand out, Hawk’s kids Heather and Henry are sweet. There are a few life lessons that Nora is able to pass along to the kids that deepen her relationship with the kids in great ways.

A part of me wishes this book was longer, because I loved the last chapter/epilogue. I wish I could have seen more of what life was like during their happily-ever-after, but the end left me happy and smiling. I can’t really ask for much more in a holiday romance.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $1.99)

This is a quick read, but definitely worth buying. It’s a great Christmas story with some wholesome lessons snuck in between the naughty bits.

Something else you might enjoy:

Try the Time in Between by Kristen Ashley. It’s not a sweet holiday romance, but it does have a cute little girl who helps the romance along.