R E V I E W ➠ Fake by Kylie Scott


He walks the red carpet. She’s more familiar with vacuuming one.
When a scandal tarnishes the reputation of hot as hell A-lister, Patrick Walsh, he needs a reputation rescue, pronto.
Enter waitress Norah Peers–a nobody who’s average with a capital A. She’s available, dependable, and has sworn off men for the rest of her natural born life. In other words: the perfect match for a no-strings fake romance.
For the right amount of money, she can avoid waitressing and play the part of his dependable down-to-earth girlfriend. What she can’t avoid–dammit–is the growing steam between them.
But being hounded by the paparazzi and having your life dissected on social media is a panic attack in the making. And while Patrick might be a charming rogue on screen, in real life he’s a six-foot-two confusing, gorgeous, brooding grump, who keeps her at a distance . . . but also makes her feel like this bond between them might be more than just an act.
Being dumped on cue should be no big deal. Except being fake with Patrick is the realist relationship Norah has ever had. What’s a girl to do, but flip the script, and ask for a rematch made in Hollywood? 

RELEASE DATE: May 18, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I knew from the blurb then the cover that I will enjoy this. And boy did I enjoy the heck out of this, from page one. Usually I am not a CELEB HERO or heroine type of fan but this one was beyond perfection in that trope, hence why it made it on the TOP 2021 MUST READ list of mine! The only and I mean only hang-up which is personal for me is, that there is really no Epilogue. (angry face at that)

Hero is Patrick who is a well known actor and celebrity. He recently got into a little bit of a pickle regarding another celebrity (female) and the agents are out to repair his image. In comes the sweet, down to earth, beautiful waitress. Norah has noticed the handsome actor, but always gave him his privacy after all she could only imagine he wants to for once just be in piece and eat at a restaurant. But when he comes up with a offer she really CAN’T refuse, she doesn’t give it another thought because Norah is selfless and this is a huge quality I loved about her in the book. Both the hero and heroine really you fall in love with them even if at one point that involved a late night and a stupid HERO i wanted to cut him a little, I moved on from that fast Paddy! Yes that’s what they called him. That said, Norah uproots her life for the next 6 month and honestly the journey is hard yes, adjusting, accommodating and well trying to have a conversation with the handsome actor, turns out to be a lot harder than Norah imagined. She is very open and upfront, another quality to love about her and well Paddy he is very scowl-y and broody…in a sexy way yes but still. Their journey may seem easily mapped out but it’s nothing of that. I enjoyed every page, getting more of their lives and how they came together. I ended up loving every page and yarned for more. LOVE KYLIE and her unique way of writing style where she sucks you in and then you are just left with a #bookhangover and needing more!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (West Hollywood #1)
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Branded by a Song by LJ Evans

Has this country-rock legend finally met his match? A woman who can fill the aching void for “more” that’s been missing from his life
Brady O’Neil tells the world he’s returning to his hometown in upstate New York to help his sister. While it’s the truth, he’s also there to rediscover the soul of his music. His life is forever altered when his childhood mentor leaves him a box that sends him to a woman trapped in the past
Losing her grandmother feels like yet another blow the world has dealt Cari. Keeping the music store and her daughter afloat are the only things she can focus on. Having Grams’ beloved student saunters in doesn’t change anything because he’s an adventure she can’t afford
Conceding that Brady holds the solution to her troubles doesn’t mean he can have her heart. She buried that bruised organ alongside her husband years ago
Can Brady convince her that hearts aren’t limited to just one love song?
“We would be art. We would be paint and chords blended together.”

RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2021

NEW to me author and books, I was asked by the author to read/review and I accepted gladly from the blurb, then saw the cover and just matched so well, so I was excited to give this a try. So thank you to the author for providing me with my ARC!

When I started this I knew it was going to pull at my heart strings only because I knew the heroine was a widow with child, sand those always always make me cry and like I was right right off the bat I did cry. I loved pretty much everything about this, from the characters to the story line. It all flowed so well and it played out like a movie in my head. I don’t want to give out too too much because there are a few twists and turns here, lot’s of heart, fun, laughter, romance and SWOONing. I want to touch on the connection between the hero and heroine, I mean from the beginning. The heroine is a widow with the sweetest little daughter, lost so much and still making it every day. The hero is a big shot, has it all, maybe missing exactly what’s right in front of him. The heroine gives the hero a run for his money for sure, I loved all their moments the kisses *sigh* for this being my first book by the author, I FELL IN LOVE & will definitely be reading more by the author!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Lead Me Back by CD Reiss

A twist of fate proves wildly explosive in New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss’s smart and sexy Hollywood romance about the cost of running from your past to get to your dreams.
Cutting all ties, Kayla Montgomery drives cross-country to Los Angeles. New start. New life. And an unexpected new job: assistant to Justin Beckett.
The Justin Beckett.
The boy band rebel with the cocky attitude and dreamy bed head who casts a spell over his fans and tests the patience of his handlers.
Now at the peak of Mount Adulthood, he has to build a clean-cut, movie star image. It’s in his contract. No partying. No attitude. No groupies.
To tie it together, he needs a normal girl.
Suddenly, Kayla’s swept up in Justin’s glamorous world, and his arms. But the most dizzying thing is Justin himself. Sweet, generous, reliable, and as eager to shed his past as Kayla is hers.
About that…
Those ties she thought she’d cut? They’ve followed her across the country with her secrets in tow, and they’re about to test Kayla’s courage, Justin’s loyalty, and a love that wasn’t part of the deal.

RELEASE DATE: July 7, 2020

“I need to live the one life I have.” Pushing against my hands, I stood up. “I can’t let you take over. I won’t.”

Not my first read by the author but new enough where I have only read one other book by her. What caught me was the blurb and cover, glad I gave this a chance. Celebrity romance isn’t usually my go to, just something about it is too clique for me, this was a 50/50 for me, I had a little bit of a harder time connecting to it all.

What really did work for me was that I was captive to the story, I could feel it and relate to some too but again mostly it has to do because I don’t tend to read the trope and it’s over-read for me. Justin was NOT my favorite the entire book, to me he was too immature and yes he is young but it went over the line for me. I was able to predict the story line a little but again really want to express that the author’s words kept me captive.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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