20 April 2018

New Release + Book Review | The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise


Title: The Hardest Fall
Author: Ella Maise
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 18, 2018


Blurb

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.






BOOK REVIEW

Rating:5/5

I fell for this book. HARD. Like really hard.

Zoe and Dylan are pretty much great characters. Their first meeting was off the charts. Our shy girl Zoe met Dylan Reed, and she didn’t expect to see the rest of him. It was memorable, funny at best, embarrassing at its worst - but things didn’t go as expected and it wasn’t the right time. She didn’t expect who he was, what he was in campus. It was okay when she knew, because there was no way their paths are going to cross again. Until they met the second time. Second time was bad timing again.

“Third time is the charm, so maybe next time we’ll make it happen.”

The third time they met, she hit him with a cooking utensil. But then good things starts to happen. She couldn’t run away or hide from him anymore. Before she knew it, she was discretely watching him. And he knows it.

“I like having your eyes on me, Zoe.”
I managed to force a nervous smile. His thumb moved on my cheek, rendering me… basically completely helpless.
Forgetting myself, forgetting where we were, I whispered, “I like watching you.”

If only Zoe’s life isn’t laced with secrets and lies. It would have been easy. But things are just complicated, and Zoe can’t do anything about it. Or maybe she could. She deserves the best anyway. Question is, is she brave enough?

I am totally head over heels over these two characters. Zoe and Dylan are the best! Dylan is ever charming, not your typical jock, he helps his family when he could and he doesn’t fool around. He can be a little alpha, but not too much that will make you roll your eyes. 

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Zoe gives a new meaning to word-vomit. I like her. Maybe some of us (like me) can relate to her. When she’s nervous, she tends to ramble, and its adorable. But sometimes, it tires the heck out of you to listen to her, and you just want to shut her up. So its a love-hate relationship. Nevertheless, Zoe will win you over when you get to know her and what she had been through. She’s a brave girl who was willing to do anything for the sake of family. Did I tell you she'd die for pizza?

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The first part of the book, I was laughing out loud - it was already hilarious and I was expecting the rest to be great as well. Ella Maise delivered marvelously. The Hardest Fall is a slow burn romance. It will make you wait. Make you anticipate. Make you crave. Then gives you the best in the end. There are surprises that you can guess along the way, and there are those that will still make your jaws drop.

It was a whole lot of feels - you’ll laugh, you’ll smile, you’ll get irritated, you’ll hate you’ll feel embarrassed, you’ll cry, you’ll feel sad, you’ll feel jealous, you’ll feel suspicious, you’ll break your heart and you’ll fall in love. 

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Author Bio

Writing has become my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than giving life to new characters and new stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety…everything is worth it at the end. And I'm hoping that reading my books will leave you with that same happy feeling.


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New Release + Book Review | Beg Me by M. Malone






Title: Beg Me
Author: M. Malone
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 13, 2018




Blurb

MY C0CK A DOODLE DOO IS ON STRIKE.

Yeah I know, I can’t believe it either. Years of perfect performance and now this traitor decides to get picky. And the only woman who gets him going is my co-worker. Rival, she-devil and my competition for the biggest ad account this side of the Atlantic.

If we want to win the hottest wedding designer in the world, we have to prove we understand his business. Love. Passion. Marriage. But it turns out Mya isn’t familiar with any of the above.

When I find out she’s never taken a trip to O-town, we make a little wager. Not only will I win the client, but I’ll prove to her that multiple O’s are not a myth.

We work together all day and fight between the sheets all night. But somewhere along the way I discover that winning isn’t enough.



I don’t just want to win.

I don’t just want her body.
I want her to … beg me.

BEG ME is a standalone romantic comedy that will make you look at inter-office relations in a whole new way!









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Book Review

Rating: 4/5

Their banter is the ultimate foreplay. Mya and Milo may not be friends at work, but the two of them shares the kind of chemistry that could ignite the room. Milo didn’t know what happened while Mya suddenly hated him, and Mya was sure that Milo did what she thought he did. Nevertheless when a chance to work together came up for the agency, they have to put aside they differences and try to work together peacefully. A truce. But Milo saw a chance.

And soon, their chemistry exploded and they ended up in between the sheets. Yay. Then, just as when everything is progressing, something happened again. Mya thinks Milo betrayed her. Will Milo ever redeem himself?

Beg Me was fun (especially the banter), love both characters: a strong female lead and a charming male and not to mention steamy. It’s the perfect combination!




Author Bio


NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.



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19 April 2018

New Release + Book Review | One Good Man by Emma Scott (@EmmaS_writes)




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ONE GOOD MAN
BY Emma Scott
Release Day: April 19


It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos.  

Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye.

The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.

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REVIEW
Rating: 5/5

Emma Scott truly knows how to write romance no matter what the time frame is. I love ONE GOOD MAN. Janey Martin, a California college student was just sent off to Paris by her father after getting herself into trouble covering riots. She was sent to get away from all the chaos back home.

Janey wants to prove herself in a male-dominated world of Journalism. However, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot forward of a local soccer team. Janey was pretty sure that Adrien is like any other jock she met back then, but the more she gets to know him, the more he has proven her wrong.

Adrien is what not I expected. He was so much more, and he had proven himself again and again. He’s selfless and just plain wonderful. Janey, and his family are lucky to have him.

ONE GOOD MAN is short, but everything felt right and complete. It will make you smile, and make your hearts hurt and make you fall in love. I enjoyed reading it - the needed twist and turns and the all the feels.

EXCERPT
I reached over and pushed ‘stop’ on Janey’s tape recorder and turned to her. “Saturday then?”
She coughed in surprise.  “What happens Saturday?”
 “We conclude the interview. You need to see a football match firsthand or your article is going to sound like a bunch of amateurish gibberish. You want to be taken seriously?”
She pressed her lips together for a moment. “Yes.”
“So do I. Saturday at noon at Stade Jean-Marc. We’ll finish the interview after.”
“Antoine wants the article in two days,” she said.
“Tell Antoine I said to wait.”
She took another long pull from the lemonade, her pride not letting her say yes to me so quickly. 
Saturday then,” she said. “For the article.”
“Right,” I said, holding her gaze. “For the article.”
She finished off the lemonade and set the glass down. “Thank you very much, Sophie. It was just what I needed.” She gathered her belongings and turned to me. “See you.”
“You have a drop of lemonade on your chin,” I said.
“Where?” Her hand flew to her mouth. “No, I don’t…”
I held out the cocktail napkin with my sketch of her, my brow raised.
Janey dropped her hand from her dry chin, fuming. I expected her to flounce away. But she snatched the napkin out of my hand, dropped it into her bag, and coolly walked away.
I wasn’t in love with her, but in that moment, I knew someday I would be.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels.

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