R E V I E W ➠ Put me in Detention by Meghan Quinn




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“You got married on your divorce-cation?”
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn’t fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.
But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.
I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.
That’s right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.
Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.

RELEASE DATE: Januray 11, 2022


Not my first read by the author but it’s been a while. Heck she was once my insta-read author until she i don’t know to me changed courses and it turned out more than 3 of my read by read of her’s happened to be a huge dislike to me, I stopped reading the author. I picked this up because I just wanted to try again I guess. And to my not surprise I ended up really disliking the heroine. The hero was great, little naive at times but still a man’s man and sexy, strong. The heroine pretty much off the bat annoyed me, along with one of her friends. I won’t say which one because it doesn’t matter but the duo and individually got me very annoyed. I think I really wanted to love this that the banter and back and forth got boring for me. It was fun at the beginning then it just went on and on, I was missing the romance for the first half of the book. It was funny sure, but I guess I was just hoping for a little more. Again, that’s why we can write reviews to give our honest opinion. Without the shade! That said fake marriages to me can go either way and this one just wasn’t my style.

The hero was supposed to be with another, then one night in Vegas when he runs into his co-worker’s sister who he knows goes out of her way to hit on him but he won’t do anything about it because her brother and him are not on best friends terms, barely friends. So when he runs into her and decides to throw caution to the wind, there are drinks involved, body parts, sexy times and a wedding. This works out for the better for the hero but not so much since she got married on her divorce-cation. You know I honestly think that if the Heroine was more likeable I would have rated this a 5 plus must read but I get not giving in standing your ground but she very much just basically over-powers the hero and that’s a huge turn off for me in books. I won’t go into more details because as you guess it, it ends how you predict it will. I feel horrible about not being able to connect with yet another book by the author and I think I am done for a little while, but in the future you never know.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Standalone

R E V I E W ➠ Tripped by Love by LJ Evans




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He’s a broody bodyguard with secrets he can’t share.
She’s a busy single mom with a restaurant to run.
They’re just friends until a little white lie changes everything.

Marco Hernandez is the somber trainer here only to bend my body into shape, but when the perfectly sculpted man holds my son in his arms and smiles, I’m a goner. Weak legs. Pounding veins. Too bad as my brother’s bodyguard, he’ll never look at me the way I crave. Too bad I don’t have the time between the café and my baby boy to persuade him otherwise.
Cassidy O’Neil has looked like an angel from the moment I met her…an angel I can’t touch. Not only because she’s my boss’s sister but because I’m still trying to redeem myself for the sins of my past. The tantalizing mirage of “family” she represents will remain just that―a dream-like apparition.
Until her ex returns trying to claim the son he never wanted, and I’m the one who shows him the door. The lie that falls from my lips while trying to protect her threatens the tenacious balance we’ve established.
Once it’s Cassidy’s heart on the line, how will I defend her? Especially if I’m the one putting it at risk.

Inspired by Ingrid Andress’s “We’re Not Friends,” this achingly tender, slow-burn, small-town romance from award-winning author LJ Evans has loveable characters, deep emotions, and a windy path to creating a family.

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 12, 2022



Not new to me author. I have read a few other books by her and enjoyed them. I was excited to get this one, wanted to see how this relationship would play out them being more of friends than.

Hero is broken. He is the kindest man, protecting everyone and helping when he can. The heroine is the sweetest and well has wanted the hero for a very long time but never thought the same feelings would be coming from him. This is a very slow burn just to warn you, it’s sweet, homey feel, fun, laughter, broken souls and amazing side characters that really bring in the story. AAAAAND the hero calls the heroine Angel (yes i know a lot of hero’s do) but this is too sweet and you’ll see why. This is a longer read and I am not going to be giving out a lot because I could go on and go for pages about this. Imagine wanting someone but only to sabotage yourself when getting close to what you want. It’s a complicated story and I’d say that you can totally read this as a standalone. Be ware you’ll get hooked and then want to go back and read all of the author’s other books! There is a lot of feelings and heart in this story not just between H&H, but just a feeling of being part of a world. The author does a great job bringing you in and describing the scenes so they are playing like a movie in your head. Thank you to the author for providing me with a ARC and as always I keep my review’s honest. I look forward to reading more by you!


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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

R E V I E W ➠ Alpha CEO by M. Robinson




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I came from nothing and made something of myself. I’ve only ever loved two things. Cars and her.
I took that passion and built an empire.
Now I’m the CEO.
The alpha.
On top of the world.
I’m not the carefree man she once knew.
That was the problem with being one of the richest men in the world—everyone thinks they know me, but they only know what I want them to.
I’m demanding.
Arrogant.
Controlling.
My company thinks they can change me. Soften my image. Make me more appealing to the public.
Little do they know, the woman they hired was my best friend’s little sister, and the last time I saw her…
I broke her heart.

RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 31, 2021


Not my first read by the author but sadly will be my last. All personal preferences and after reading romance books for over a decade, it just is not my style. I did give this author a lot of tries, but as a reader we know that once something just isn’t clicking to step away. I do wish the author the best. I will say that I was very ad because I LOVE LOVE the cover and the blurb got me hyped up.

DON’T CONTINUE, DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS!

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The first 15%:- The word KID alone makes me cringe in any romance book used as an endearment but especially from someone under 10 years older than the heroine but especially when it just comes off more annoying than sexy. The hero & heroine jump right to fighting for dominance, especially the heroine, walking into The Alpha CEOs office with her business and speaking very highly of herself. I’m all for strong woman but to me she came off as arrogant in a naïve way. Then we have Alpha CEO who is more of a arrogant person himself except every time he calls her KID I cringe. That word just, to me doesn’t work. So the hero cheated and left on the heroine when she was 18 and they were together and the heroine now tells him that he could have still had a relationship with her parents and brother and his answer is: if i heard anything about you with another guy I’d have flown right back…yada yada. Um alright, that’s not really a reason to leave just a plot with words and very clique but yeah.

So I skipped a few chapters wanted to see what I was suspicious of. And of course, she got prego when they were younger and he left her. Forward to now when he finds out, threatening her with custody papers, I honestly thought he was going to actually hit her, the heroine being childish about her answer about his daughter and her saying ‘…and a baby you didn’t want?” makes no sense since he never knew in the first place. And it only got worse from then on, the heroines childish behavior I WANTED TO SLAP HER SO HARD.
That’s as far as I got. From the beginning where he tells her he fucked another girl while they were together to the first official start of this Office Romance the heroine explicitly explains her night before endeavors with another male. 

This may be someone’s taste but I don’t like it, makes me cringe & the drama in this was unnecessary, it only got worse after The Hero found out he had a daughter and that’s when I started disliking them both more and more.
DNF 52% Such a shame I fell in love with the cover & from the blurb was excited for this.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Preference
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Pause by Kylie Scott




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An unpauseable new romance from New York Times bestselling, Audie Award winning author Kylie Scott!
When Anna wakes up from a coma after a car crash, she discovers life has gone on without her. Her husband has been unfaithful—with her best friend—and she’s been long since replaced at work. While her old life is a distant memory, her new life feels like an empty shell. Then she meets the stranger who saved her life during the crash, and he changes everything.
Leif Larsen—tattooist, joker, and player—has his own scars thanks to the crash that put Anna in a coma. Helping her move on from her failed marriage, and create a new life, sounds like a perfect distraction. So when he needs a new roommate, he invites Anna to begin her new life with him.
Although their lives may have been put on pause, together they just might find a way to heal.

RELEASE DATE: July 13, 2021


“A fool with a hopeless crush on her roommate.”

-Heroine

Not my first read by the author. And I have read a lot of the author’s books to know that this one made me a bit nervous, this really does contain a lot of my personal dislikes that turn me off and the review was written during my reading time, which is usually the cause. I am always honest and usually full on emotion into my reviews so.

I really wanted to love this and I did until I found out that this is going to be a Friends-to roommates only slow-burn. I’m a fan of friend-to-lovers but not when the H&H actually go on other dates and talk about other partners and so forth. It’s such a turn-off for me I really had to step back before I DNFed the book. So this rating is only really based off of my personal feeling or hate in this case about the actions and trope. *sad sigh* I really wanted them to be about each other and not just platonic friends and roommates because by the time it gets to the to-love part I’m so turned off and just can’t transition. And to make matters worse, when it does get to that, it’s a benefits thing and that’s when I had to skip here and there, it was either that or full on DNF the book. I’m so sad and disappointed while writing this review, you have no idea. There is nothing wrong with the style, words, plot or characters aside from my personal dislikes. And honestly I don’t even know what else to write on this review other than, H&H shared a traumatic experience, turned friends, turned roommates turned benefits and so forth. I think I’ll stop here with my emotional reader self! No I won’t because even though this was not for me or my style, I had a hard time not laughing because the hero and heroine were fun and funny by themselves but even more so together.  In the end they made a very well match.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Dislikes
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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