Super cute, and with some laugh-out-loud moments. Those LOL moments are why I keep coming back to Stacey’s books–this family is hilarious and I’d totally hang out with them. Especially because it would mean I get to bag a Kowalski man (seriously, they’re everywhere. This is the biggest family I’ve ever read about). (Also, in this daydream, I’m a single woman. In real life I’m happily married!)
I wanted to shake both the hero and heroine at one point near the end because really JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER, but otherwise I really enjoyed the story and the characters. Funny, sexy books with ensemble casts really work for me.
Like in Exclusively Yours, there are zillions (rough estimate) of characters because it’s a big family packed with sequel bait, so I think it would be better to be familiar with the series, but I managed just fine with only having read Exclusively Yours, and I probably didn’t even need the background provided there.
Stacey’s got me hooked on this series, and I’ll be loading up my kindle!
Prime Minister, by Ainsley Booth and Sadie Haller, is a contemporary erotic romance.
Some readers complained that they got bored midway through, and it’s true that the pacing isn’t super tight–however, I was riveted by the characters! Ellie and Gavin had me cheering for them from the very beginning! Especially fun was the first third or so, when they were figuring each other out. Obviously the prime minister couldn’t come right out and tell her he was kinky.
There’s a LOT of sex in this one and it’s at turns hot and funny. It broke some of my preconceived notions about kink, and I always love a book that challenges my beliefs about sex and sexuality.
Gavin’s best friend makes for excellent sequel bait, so I’ll be reading the next book in the series, Doctor Bad Boy, soon!
Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen has all the things I love in a contemporary romance–a little bit of suspense, a lot of sexiness, hot athletes, and banter. The book gets an A+ for handling the hero’s backstory, and the heroine’s reluctance to be in a relationship. These were two very complicated characters who I nevertheless loved. Both of their arcs were completely satisfying on their own, yet the fact that they needed each other to make those necessary changes in their lives is what made this such a great romance.
I don’t know much about playing hockey or massage therapy (the hero’s and heroine’s work, respectively), but I felt as if Bowen knew what she was writing about. I felt completely immersed in the spell she wove within this world.
I will definitely be reading more of Bowen’s books in the future!
In other news, I’ll have a cover reveal for you next week! The release date for Savage Yearning is only a little more than a month away!
These books! Okay, let’s do this.
Truth or Beard, by Penny Reid. This was funny! It contained Reid’s usual humor and sense of fun geekery. Seriously, can’t recommend her enough to people.
A Lady Awakened, by Celia Grant. Both of these characters developed so well and thoroughly throughout the story, it was super satisfying to experience. I was also dreadfully curious as to how everything would work out, so if you like not being able to guess an ending, this is a good choice.
Adulthood is a Myth, by Sarah Andersen. Simply hilarious. Maybe took me twenty minutes to read, but I plan on going back through over and over again. As with Allie Brosch’s illustrations, Andersen’s are deceptively simple, yet she conveys so much with just the placement of the pupils within the eyeballs. I’m in awe of this kind of craft.