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ARC #Review and Happy Book Birthday to The Wrong Kind of Love (Jackson Harbor #1) by Lexi Ryan! @writerlexiryan @writerlexiryanv

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The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: February 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.
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You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.

I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series!

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Where has Lexi Ryan been all my life?  I know.  I live under a rock most days.  Plus, since I’m not one of the “popular” blogs nor do I live on social media, I miss out on certain authors and books.  When I got the opportunity to read Nic and Ethan’s story, I jumped on it.  I dove in head first because, of course, I didn’t know what to expect.  Honestly, I read this book in one sitting.  Yes, one sitting.  I become so engrossed that I got up one time to use the bathroom and that’s it.  It’s been a while since a new author has done that for me.

There is something to be said about the blurb, too.  Ms. Ryan took a touching subject and made it somewhat heartbreaking but funny at the same time.  And I really don’t think that I even like Ronnie even after I read the book but I will definitely give her a chance if she pops up again.  I just felt like Nic should have said something earlier.  I can’t stand heroines that have siblings that are douches and Ronnie is a douche.  In the end though, Nic finally said her peace but I still don’t trust Ronnie.  Anyway…my one compliant if any.

Ethan is a dream.  But he is flawed.  Damaged and unable to let go.  The subject or secret that Ethan and Nicole both deal with in the book is beautifully written.  Ms. Ryan writes it with understanding and depth that isn’t heavy handed.  Plus, Ethan has his own problems with his mom and how he lives day to day.  Oh yes, Ethan’s side of the story is more complicated with all the secrets that are going on.  But oh the payoff in the end is definitely worth it.  I honestly didn’t expect to fall for Ethan’s entire family but I did.  We get to know Levi, Jake (*swoon*), and Shay pretty well and I can’t wait for thier books.  Okay, maybe not Shay’s (*sad face*) but the brothers will bring some serious sexiness to them.  Ethan might have the job and the only grandchild but he isn’t perfect.  I like not perfect heroes.  They don’t have to have the standard romance hangups like addiction, abuse, etc.  I just like a man that is dealing with grown up issues.  And yes, what Ethan and Nicole are dealing with is grown up.

All that said, I will read anything that Ms. Ryan will write.  Her style, humor, emotions and how she immediately made me care for the characters is something that I look for in any book but with Ms. Ryan…just wow.  I know, I need to get out more and I’m trying.  Another thing really struck me with Ms. Ryan is that while we get to know the secondary characters pretty well, they don’t overpower the story.  Teagan!!!  OMG!!!!  No filter.  Ava and the turkey baster in the bar.  Jake with his goat cheese balls.  Levi having the hots for Nic just to piss off Ethan.  But again, they don’t overpower, just enhance the story in ways that a lot of authors just don’t get when dealing with a large family.

My heart aches in places that I didn’t think it would.  Ms. Ryan had me sniffling, laughing and sighing in the end of Ethan and Nic’s story.  I never once felt sorry for either one of them but I felt like they were the ying to each other’s yang.  It just took a while to get there.  And a couple of lies.  Good lies.

I know I tell you to go out and read the book that I review but seriously…if you have never read Ms. Ryan, you need to.  She just “got” me when it comes to the trope, the characters, the emotions, sexy times, well…everything.  I can’t wait for the other brothers books to release.  I’ll pre-order.  And no, I never pre-order anything.

 

 

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Meet Lexi:

Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: www.lexiryan.com

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Happy Book Birthday to Love Struck (the Donovans #6) by Nana Malone @givemebooksblog @NanaMalone

Title: Love Struck
Series: The Donovans #6
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 7, 2018
Blurb
Just call him a rule breaker…
Zephyr Donovan knew the sacred rule. Never date a student. With the demons in his past, all he wanted was a fresh start. He wasn’t looking for trouble. But trouble tasted so damn good.
There are reasons for the rules…
Malia Adams had a complicated life. Well, actually it was pretty simple. Survive. Stay off the streets by any means necessary. And that was a nightly struggle. She didn’t have time to get involved with anyone.
Especially not the one person she can’t have.
All he needs to do is stay away. All she needs to do is forget him. Too bad that was all easier said than done.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter, and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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#Review of Bargaining with the Boss (an Accidentally Yours novel) by Jennifer Shirk w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @entangledpub @entangledpublishing @JenniferShirk @ocwriter_jen

Bargaining with the Boss

by Jennifer Shirk

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GENRE: Romance

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BLURB:

Kinsley just wanted to have some fun for a change. Then she wakes up in a stranger’s bed, with her bridesmaid dress on backward and a hazy memory of what happened at her friend’s wedding. With a quick escape, she can get back to her predictable life. But then she meets her new boss—the same guy she’d woken up next to—and seeing him with a clear head doesn’t make him any less attractive.

Mixing business with pleasure has never been Damon’s style, and easily avoided, but the hotel he just bought comes with an unexpected perk—its manager. “Sensible” Kinsley today is as alluring as “impulsive” Kinsley was the night before, and she talks him into a deal. If she can turn around the hotel by the end of summer, he won’t tear it down to put up a more profitable casino.

Their plan is simple…until falling for each other becomes more than they bargained for.

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Excerpt One:

Kinsley jumped up and launched herself into his arms. “Thank you,” she breathed into his shoulder. “Thank you for believing in me.”

Damon stilled. Then his arms slowly came around her and he pressed her to his chest. “You’re welcome,” he whispered in her hair.

She made no movement to separate herself from his embrace. She knew it was wrong—highly inappropriate, actually—to be standing in her office, burrowing in her boss’s chest like a chipmunk. Anyone could barge in. But he felt so nice, so warm with that freshly showered, masculine scent all his own. She couldn’t resist staying in his arms a little longer until good sense entered her brain again.

Kinsley dropped her arms and they both slowly drew apart. Damon didn’t look happy. In fact, his jaw was clenched so tight, it looked like it might shatter. She just hoped this little overly affectionate stunt didn’t cost her her job.

“Sorry,” she muttered, her face growing hotter with every passing second. “Sometimes I let my emotions get carried away. I didn’t mean to…jump you. It’s just that I’m so grateful.”

Damon remained silent, his brows furrowed together as if contemplating how to tactfully fire her without hurting her feelings.

“It, uh, won’t happen again,” she assured him. “The hugging part, not the thanking you part.”

“I know what part you were referring to,” he growled. She swallowed. “Oh, right. Of course. Sorry for the… Sorry.” Somebody tape my mouth closed now.

Damon held up his hands in a time-out sign. “We’re off the clock, right?” he asked.

Dread had her hesitating. Was he really going to fire her? She nodded and slowly met his steel-blue eyes.

Then before she could blink, Damon St. James pulled her back into his arms and kissed her.

Another catnip read for me.  That’s 3 in a row.  I think that’s a record for me.  Anyway…let’s face it.  It’s an Entangled Bliss book, the author is a fave of mine, Jennifer Shirk and yes, I do like “sweet” books.  As most know, I don’t watch the Hallmark Channel at all.  I avoid it actually but when it comes to reading sweet romances I’m all in.  In fact, I actually prefer them over all the hot books.  Just don’t tell everyone.  I’ve got a rep to protect.  LOL!

What drew me to the book was the author.  I’ve read most of her books and I just love her writing style.  She writes what I love to read.  Sweet romances that have a depth to them, humorous situations but most importantly, the slow build of the romance.  Ms. Shirk doesn’t rush her stories.  She lets the characters talk and act in their own way and doesn’t muck up them with filler.  Sure, Damon and Kinsley had some outside distractions and secondary characters to deal with but the bulk of the book is about Damon and Kinsley.

Kinsley could have come across as a complete airhead but what I really liked about her was that she didn’t have the self-confidence that she thinks she doesn’t have.  Her ex did a number on her but Damon gave her a chance.   But she earned it.  Damon is damaged.  Yes, I said it.  I loved him though.  I liked how he finally had the sit down with his dad…10 years too late but still.  It was sweet that they finally were able to talk and set things straight.  Of course, you can’t read a Ms. Shirk book without a sibling or two to cause some sort of trouble.  Wade…I can’t wait to see what she does with him in a future book.  *hint hint*  I really liked him and would love to read his backstory.

Overall, Ms. Shirk does it again.  I don’t know what I would do if she ever stopped writing.  I know, crawl into a little ball and rock myself.  Even if you don’t read sweet romances, you really need to check out Ms. Shirk’s work.  You won’t be sorry.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Montlake Romance and Entangled Publishing. She loves coffee, wine, the people living in her house and God. (Not necessarily in that order). Strong literacy and library advocate as well.

She resides in a beach resort in NJ, so when she’s not writing or working on her tan, she’s taking care of her most treasured possessions: her husband, daughter, puppy (Sox) and four hermit crabs.

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