Book Review – The Ground Rules – Roya Carmen

You like the sound of a book, you check it on Goodreads and there are 5 stars galore. You check it on Amazon and find more 5 stars, everyone agrees that this book is amazing! So you settle down with it and the confusion sets in, did you get the right book? How can you be the only person in the world not feeling the book? There has to be something wrong.

And you get where I’m going with this, but first a synopsis. Mirella and Gabe have been together forever. They have a good marriage – they love each other, they have two wonderful children and their sex life is still going strong. One night they meet a couple, Weston and Bridget. This new couple is very well together, clearly rich and oh so very hot. The new couple proposes an arrangement, not exactly swinging, more like a couple swap. There are rules:

1. Don’t sleep around.
2. Don’t kiss and tell.
3. Be nice.
4. Don’t text or call.
5. Don’t fall in love

These rules are in place to make sure there’s never any jealousy between the married couples. But of course the rules start being broken one by one. Bridget is clearly into Gabe.. and vice versa… but it’s Mirella and Weston who slowly dip their toes into the forbidden waters… and find that they love it.

So here’s the thing… there are people who will never read a book that has cheating in it, or a love triangle et cetera… I’ve always thought that if a book makes me feel… then the book has accomplished what it set out to do. Then The Ground Rules came around. Everyone lauded it as angsty… but I have to say I was angry the entire time…. or rolling my eyes. I mean, for someone with a loving husband and two lovely kids, Mirella behaved abhorrently… like a lovestruck teenager. I don’t claim to always make the right decisions but when it comes to my marriage and my child, I certainly will try. And I feel she didn’t.

As much as I want to end this, I’m willing to put everything on the line – my sanity, my marriage, my heart.

Gah! She just jumped in headfirst into something that would clearly hurt her husband and children. She hardly thought of them… even when she knew how badly it would hurt them. I’m of the opinion that if something leads you to hurt those you love, then you should cut it off. As soon as she realised that things were getting deeper with Weston, she should have stopped the deal. It would hurt her for some time but surely it would save those she loves… right?

I’m probably coming off as very judgmental, I tried not to judge her, but I’ve honestly never thought theses things end well. I have friends who swing… and though I would never do it (tempting as it may be) I’ve always thought at least they’re not hurting anyone… but the arrangement in The Ground Rules was just a mess to begin with. All that jealousy that should have been a red flag – ignored.

Gah! This book was just not for me. Mirella behaved like a teenager… she ignored responsibility, she lashed out… I just did not like her at all. Also how long did it take her to realize what the proposition was?

Suddenly, it all falls together. My heart drops. I feel nauseous. I’m no idiot – I’ve put two and two together.

I actually laughed out loud. Took her forever to put two and two together! She also just couldn’t make up her mind. I’m indecisive, but jeez Mirella drove me nuts! One minute the proposition puts ‘the look of horror’ on her face, and in the same sentence she just wants ‘to go straight to bed.’ I mean, make up your mind woman!

Sigh… this book made me angry. I suppose the fact that it brought out such a strong emotion means something… but I’ve never differed this much with other reviews. I might be alone in my thoughts… but well..

2.5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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Book Review – Priest – Sierra Simone

“This novel is entirely fictional and entirely for entertainment, it’s not intended to offend or provoke. That being said, this novel is about a Catholic priest falling in love. There is sex, more sex, and definitely some blasphemy.

The blurb had me intrigued, but that warning is what made me lock myself up in a room and put up a Do Not Disturb sign! And boy what a rollercoaster!

So Priest is the story of Father Tyler Bell, a 29 year old priest at St. Margarets. Father Bell took his oath 3 years ago after a personal tragedy made him devote his life to the Church, to God. Nothing could make him break that vow. Until she arrives. But Tyler can handle temptation, he’s sure he can… Maybe he just needs some divine intervention….

“I stood for a minute in my slacks and shirt and stared at the processional cross, (feeling a bit betrayed if I was being honest.) If I was forgiven, why hadn’t God also removed this temptation from me? Or given me more strength? To resist it? I knew it wasn’t fair to hope that Poppy would move away or become a Baptist or something, but why couldn’t God eliminate my attraction to her? Deaden my senses to the way she’d felt under my blessing… deaden my eyes to those red lips and bright hazel eyes?

Yes, Poppy remains all he can think about… He wants her bad, he’s starting to feel that maybe he needs her more than he needs his vocation… And maybe he can’t resist the temptation that is Poppy Danforth. Maybe he doesn’t want to.

“I wanted to pray in complete darkness. I wanted nothing between my thoughts and God, in between this woman and my vocation. I wanted everything but my sin and these starbursts in my eyes stripped away. I’m sorry, I prayed. I’m so sorry. Mostly, I’m sorry that I’m not sorry.

And yes, that’s all the story I’m giving you… Because the blurb doesn’t give us much, I went in blind and so should you. I will tell you however, how the book made me feel.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the only other book priest I know, Soren. I also went to a Catholic high school… So I tried very hard to separate these two facts from my reading experience. Tried to not to make any comparisons. I’m not sure I succeeded. I’d been warned there would be blasphemy, and there was lots of it. I wasn’t entirely comfortable with that. It seemed unnecessary in my opinion, the having sex in church at the Alter, the using sacred oils for their… well I suppose you’ll read what they used it for. There was also a lot of cursing. I don’t know any real life priests, but that cursing seemed excessive to me… Anyway, all I’m saying is that if you don’t mind the blasphemy then you’ll have an even better reading experience than I had.

That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the book. I did! In fact, I’ll go as far as to say I loved huge chunks of the book. The steam, if you overlook the locations, was HOT. The writing was just sublime. It was almost poetic in its decadence. The epilogue was probably the best I’ve read all year…. So yes, I did 5 star parts of the book.

I’ve never been more confused as to how I’d rate a book. It had some 4/5 star moments, it had many 3 star moments. So I think I rate it..

3.5 Stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Priest by Sierra Simone

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this ARC for my review.

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Book Review – Better When it Hurts (Stripped #2) – Skye Warren

There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.

Sigh… This is the book I’ve been waiting for since the year began! I’ve read good books, but this… this one is now at the top of my favorite books this year!

This is the second book in the Stripped Series by one of my favorite authors, Skye Warren. I have admittedly not read the first, they’re all standalones, but after reading this one I’m scrambling to get the first one and every book after!

This is the story of Lola and Blue. Lola, is a stripper at The Grand. She knew Blue from another life, when they were both foster kids. But she hurt him. She lied about him, he was sent away, and now he’s back for revenge. But Blue is after something else too. He wanted Lola badly, they had something all those years ago, back when she was Hannah… he’s going to take everything he missed.

“I’m the only one who gets to fuck you. I wasn’t going to let him slap you around, Lola. The only person who’s going to mark this pretty skin is me.”

Lola is conflicted. She once loved Blue… but now the bigger emotion is fear… She doesn’t know how far Blue will go to exact revenge…

And maybe that’s the scariest part, that even he doesn’t know where the hard edge is. He’ll keep pushing and pushing until I fall. And I’ll let him, because all my life, I’ve craved that wind on my face.

Once I started this book I could not put it down! I kept checking my reading progress and despairing that I was reading too fast! The book had this emotional depth, I felt and felt and felt. Lola’s story wasn’t a light one – a foster child, everyone she knew taking from her, she let them, maybe even encouraged them. But Blue was different. And when he comes back for her, all the emotions of past come rushing back. Basically the book did what only one more book has done since the year began, it brought on the angst.

“I thought I could fuck you and not feel anything again. I thought I could have you and forget you. But that was impossible from the start. I’ve never been able to forget you. And you make me feel everything, Lola. You make me del alive.”

And then the steam… whoa! Now this is how erotica should be written. Again, the book did what few have done this year, it brought on the steam! These two had enough anger and enough lust to keep the pages burning. I’m just in awe of how the author can mix in dirty filthy lust with a story line so emotional and not compromise either.

I did have one qualm, the book was too short. I would have loved for the author to keep us in suspense longer. Maybe the book was unputdownable because it was fast… but I would have loved to have felt the tension for longer, wonder about the characters history for longer….

But again, the angst, the steam, the writing…

He guides me away, out of the dark, into the golden afternoon light. I’m blinded by it, but I don’t slow down. I know he can see, and I’m content to let him lead. More than content, I’m happy in my surrender. Forever fulfilled in the calloused hands that will hold me and hurt me, calm me and keep me, love me and never let me leave.

One of my favorite books of the year.

4.5 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Better When it Hurts by Skye Warren

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I‘d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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Book Review – Louder Than Love – Jessica Topper

What a wonderful little find!!! So I was stalking somebody’s Goodreads page because I realized we almost always agree on what we think are 5 star reads… Which is where I came across this book… Seeing it stored in that somebody’s ‘favorite books’ list made me buy it and start it immediately… I went in blind, which is lucky for me because I’m not a big fan of rock star books, and this is that… yet so much more than that…

Katrina or Tree as her friends call her, has moved back home after losing her husband… As a librarian, she decides to organize something for the kids at the local library… She herself has a four year old, Abbey. Abbey is in love with a particular kids’ show and so Katrina decides to hunt down the show’s theme song artist… She lands him, Adrian Graves and is surprised when she finds he’s not only older than she is, but she’s also attracted to him. But he’s everything she’s not, where does he fit in her organized librarian life?

Despite all my organizing and arranging, I had never noticed the logical order to it all. The Dewey Decimal System placed Marriage and Family at 306.8. And death and Dying at 306.9. How very tidy. Grief and love, hand in hand. Yet beside me sat Adrian, and what I felt for him defied classification. Was there a  a place for reclusive rock stars? For a heavy metal hero with a heart of gold? “You,” I kissed each temple, then nose tip and chin. “You are glorious chaos.”

This book gave me everything I needed, and more. Katrina’s description of losing her husband was so vivid, so emotional but more than that it made me understand. It was all so well written I marvelled at every page.

“I wanted to tell him about who I was before Pete, and what I had been like when I met him. How we connected, how we had blended our lives together seamlessly. Like a glass vessel, slowly turning, without end. And, inevitably, how I shattered without him, left with nothing but glass shards no one would dare touch. How Abbey, my family, and my friends gathered around me, trying to sooth my sharp edges, bleeding and hurt as well. How time then wrapped around me, working to wear down the points until I was left with sides as soft ash supple as tumbled sea glass. Once translucent, now opaque. Changed.

Then there was her relationship with her daughter and her friends… So so wonderfully written, I felt like I knew them all…. And as a young mother with my friends also jumping on the baby wagon, I felt excited for it all just because this book made it much more…

I was on a road trip with my husband and I kept reading out loud chunks of the book… I identified so much with Ka,  even though much of what she went through has never happened to me…. At one point my husband said ‘are you the one who wrote the book? It’s so you!’ And it was. I loved and loved and loved every page…

And while I identified with the heroine, I fell in love with the hero…. There was so much depth to him… Half the time I wanted to cry, the other half I wondered where men like these exist… Sigh

“I have never been loved…” I heard his voice catch. “… like I have been loved by you. And I have never loved like I love you. You’ve got to know this.”

It has mature characters, witty and downright hilarious parts and so much emotion, good and bad. Brilliant, well rounded characters, love, loss, laughter, rock and roll…. All in the most wonderfuly written package…it was just what I needed.

5 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Louder than Love by Jessica Topper

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Book Review – The Master (The Game Maker #2) – Kresley Cole

I once read ten Kresley Cole books in two weeks. That’s how much I adore her writing. I’m talking of course about her paranormal series, Immortals After Dark. I’ve never read anything like it, so when she released The Professional, an erotic romance book, I was definitely going to read it – her steamy scenes in the paranormal are so hot, I couldn’t wait to see what she’d do with erotica. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Then I went on a blogging hiatus which made me miss the release of The Master. So yesterday night I’m still stuck in a book slump when I decided to re-read The Professional, came across The Master and started immediately. I couldn’t sleep! Read it in one go and though I’m completely sleep deprived, I’d do it all over again. This author is one after my heart! Steamy scenes so steamy I could be convinced she invented the word!

So yes, this is Erotica done so so well. And the story? Maksimilian Sevasyan is a Russian politician with Mafiya links. oh and a Billionaire, let’s not forget that. He’s a hobbyist, or what you’d call a man who never dates and has a different escort every night. So he’s in Miami and he hires an escort for the night. Same thing he goes for, tall, blonde and European. Unfortunately, Ivana is unwell, so she sends her cleaning lady Cat.

Cat is not an escort, never had sex for money. In fact, only ever slept with one guy. But Cat is in trouble, she needs the money. Though she’s nervous, she admits that she would sleep with the hot Russian even if money was not on the table, so she does, and it’s hot, and different… and pity she’ll never see him again. Because she’s not an escort, and he doesn’t hire the same escort twice. Until he does :)

Man was this book hot! If you’re looking for well written Erotica, then look no further! I mean, these two heat up age after page! But they both have their secrets… and Cat’s might be the biggest of them all.

I absolutely loved the book! I loved watching them fall for each other. Loved the super feisty heroine, fell for the sexy alpha male… and while I had issues with the Spanish (I have Latina friends who don’t infuse every sentence with a Spanish word, it just seemed off), still the book won me over. I loved the steam, the angst, and the end…

His was on the right side of his cheat; mine was on my left… because we were intertwined. In sync. Lock and key. Our bodies, our lives.

sigh… I’m not sure what to do with myself now that it’s over.

4.5 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> The Master by Kresley Cole

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Book Review – Strength & Courage (Night Horde SoCal #1) – Susan Fanetti

Move the Sun and Behold the Stars were hands down the best books I read in 2014. Susan Fanetti became an instant favorite. So when I saw that she had a new series out, I wasn’t going to read anything else!

Strength and Courage is book #1 in the Night Horde SoCal series. We meet new characters who are part of the bigger family of the Night Horde Missouri. In this first book, we meet Muse, a former nomad who now belongs to the Night Horde. Muse doesn’t talk much, and no, he didn’t get his name because he’s a deep thinker either. Muse just likes minding his own business. Unfortunately, he took on a kind of mentorship role to Demon, known for quickly losing his temper.

Demon’s son Tucker has just been placed into a foster family without Demon getting a chance to prove he can be a good father. Frustrated, Demon seeks out the woman who took his son away, Sidonie Tuladhar. Muse is now caught up trying to help demon get his son back, but that means having to talk to Sid. The two are attracted to each other, but Sid is a strong woman, she doesn’t need a macho caveman dictating her every move. And Muse needs to protect her, it’s just what he does, who he is.

“He’d never been with a woman who wouldn’t just do what he said. Not only did Sid do what she wanted, she also got in his face for even trying to handle a situation. He found himself feeling hesitant, trying to think about how to say things or do things in a way that didn’t make her feel like he was being pushy, or a ‘caveman’. Which was pretty fucking offensive, frankly. He was struggling to figure her out, but he knew why he was trying. She had him. He was hooked. Well and truly.

I was so excited to get back into Susan Fanetti’s biker world. While she rocked my world with Touch, a mafia book, bikers books are what she does best. So yes, I was excited. But while her characters pulled me in, the book lacked the depth that was Move the Sun and Behold the Stars. The characters have their problems and the problems aren’t light either… but they were resolved too quickly in my opinion… the steamy scenes were also ‘meh’ in my very eloquent opinion ;) I honestly can’t say what it was that just wasn’t as good as the other books… but something was missing.

I liked the book enough. I read it in a day. I had moments when I thought, wow… moments like when Muse understood Sid…

“I get it, hon. I know you need to be strong enough to handle your own shit. I’m not trying to boss you around. I’m not trying to take your strength away from you. I’m trying to add mine to it. That’s what love is, right? That’s what family is.”

sigh… but mostly I read on without any high highs or low lows… a kind of flatline… not a bad flatline, but a flatline nonetheless.

I will say though that I love Fanetti’s heroines. They are not silly women doing nothing and waiting to be rescued by bad ass bikers. They are clever and sassy. They give as much as they get. I’ve read many biker books and Fanetti’s remain my favorite. I will definitely be reading more of her books, but I hope she finds the magic that was Move the Sun, Behold the Stars and Touch.

3. 5 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Strength and Courage by Susan Fanetti

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Book Review – The Mistake (Off Campus #2) – Elle Kennedy

As soon as I was done with The Deal, I jumped right into The Mistake. I was so excited to read Logan’s story and to find out which girl managed to tame the ultimate man whore…

So yes, The Mistake is Logan’s story. Logan hates what he’ll be forced to do after graduation. So he escapes by hooking up with random girls at parties. He plans to continue doing just this when he meets Grace Ivers, a Freshman at Briar University. She immediately falls for Logan, but Logan messes it up, and now he has to work hard to get Grace back.

I enjoyed book one in this series. I read it so fast, laughed and swooned the entire time. So I immediately knew I wanted to read book two. But I was disappointed. I mean, Logan is hot and I loved how he met Grace, BUT, book two just isn’t as good as book one. The characters are not as compelling as those in The Deal, I mean, logan is no Garrett. He’s hot, but he didn’t make my heart race. Grace is also a lesser Hannah, I felt. It’s basically another version of jock falls for the unlikely student, which we already had in book one.

I will say that Logan’s story is sad, and it did tug at my heartstrings. I love how hard he fell for grace and the ways he tried to get her back…

Thing is, these books can be read as standalones, and I think if I’d read The Mistake first, I probably wouldn’t have had the problems I had with it. Unfortunately I had read The Deal, so this just didn’t excite me as much. In fact by the end, I just wanted to get to the last page. Then I got to the epilogue and it was sweet.

Because yes, even though my review is one major complaint, the book does have its positives. The humor, the erotic scenes… it had its moments. And because of those moments…

3 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this ARC for my review.

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Book Review – The Deal (Off Campus #1) – Elle Kennedy

I wasn’t sure I was ready to read another New Adult book. I mean, some of my favorite books are of the genre but I feel weird reading about 20 year old hot men :/ So yes, I was staying away from NA. Then The Deal happened. Such rave reviews I thought, why not? I was reading a boring book and I really needed to get out of a two week slump… so again. The Deal happened. So good!

But first a synopsis. Hanna is a Junior at Briar University. She’s studious and artsy but for some reason has a crush on a jock, Justin, a football player. She is also one of the very few who aced an Ethics exam and this is how she gets into Garrett’s radar. Garrett is failing in Ethics. He’s the captan of the University’s hockey team and if he doesn’t do well in class, he will definitely be out of the team. So he has to convince Hannah to tutor him. Only Hannah is not interested. Garrett is a jock, he sleeps around and can’t be that clever, so she thinks. But Garrett knows Justin, and maybe if she tutor’s him, he can help with the Justine thing.

So my last read was amazing, my next book not so much. For two weeks I kept trying to pick up the ‘not so good’ book and putting it down. The I got a sample of The Deal, ended up buying the book and reading it in one go. It was witty, clever and just what I needed. If I wasn’t laughing, I was fanning myself… Garrett. Wowzer!

So Garrett wants Hannah to tutor him… but he surprises himself by wanting more with her.

I never expected her. Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know how you ever lived without them… I can’t remember a time when I did’t want this girl. When I wasn’t fucking desperate for her.

Yup, Garrett was hot, witty, sensitive… sigh… overall package.

I did get a sense of Deja vu while reading some scenes. Reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Maybe it was because of the genre… There wasn’t anything entirely new in the book.

That being said I enjoyed the humor and the easy flow of the book. I reminisced about my college days and I crushed on Garrett. I identified with Hannah (Small talk, bleugh!) and I pretty much smiled all way through.

4 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> The Deal by Elle kennedy

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Book Review – Kulti – Mariana Zapata

Did I love or did I LOVE this book?! I can’t stop smiling, in fact, I’m thinking of taking a week off reading just so that I don’t replace these characters with others. It was THAT good.

So what’s it about? Sal Casillas is a forward for the Pipers, a Houston based soccer team. Her team has just hired a new coach, Reinar Kulti. Kulti is an international soccer icon from Germany and while everyone else is celebrating the fact that he’s the new coach, Sal is not. See, Sal had the biggest crush on Kulti growing up. She had posters of him and everything. She started playing soccer because of Kulti. But with so much success and fame, Kulti is unsurprisingly arrogant. If Sal’s crush on him hadn’t ended years before, it would have ended the minute she met him. But she has to work with him, he’s her coach after all. But that doesn’t mean she has to like it.

As a huge soccer fan, I was dying to get my hands on the book. I’ve had my fair share of soccer player crushes and I wanted to live the dream of meeting and falling in love with one through this book :) It did not disappoint. As a humongous star, Kulti behaved just like I imagined soccer stars would. He was not a nice guy. But that was the best thing about the book. Hating him and loving him in the same breath.

For anyone who loves the strong silent type, Kulti was just that. He was so silent in fact, that he probably said two words in the first 20% of the book. While I’m intrigued by the strong silent type, I have to admit I got a bit… restless. The book is told in Sal’s POV and while she was entertaining and witty, I found I could easily put the book down and binge on Netflix, which is never a good thing. But her wit kept me coming back to the book. I identified a lot with her character and so I decided to give the book a chance, and boy I’m I glad I did!

The book picks up massively after 20%. At this point I could not put it down! The tension, the angst, the hate, the love… it all became entertwined into this beautiful beautiful love story. I’m an erotica reviewer so needless to say I love steam, and lots of it, in my books. I knew, just by the first 20%, that I was in for a different type of book. The slow burn kind. Initially I wanted them to just get on with it. But after that I started appreciating the tension. I started appreciating the fact that this was not going to be an insta love kind of book. My appreciation turned into downright love. I mean, they hate each other, they respect each other, they become friends and they fall in love. Sigh. It was truly truly beautiful.

And I have to say, as a soccer fan, I appreciated the detail that went with the book. I loved identifying various soccer stars that had [possibly] inspired Kulti’s character. Like the biter, the head-butter… it made me smile to imagine these real soccer stars love lives. Also, who doesn’t want to imagine that their childhood celebrity crush eventually finds her and falls for her. Sigh… all those posters I had of…. well, I can dream :)

But back to the story. Sal is ambitious and an amazing soccer player. She’s a hard worker, she’s intelligent and she’s loyal. I absolutely loved her. She goes through amazing times with her teams, but she also goes through bad times. And through it all there’s Kulti in the background, pushing her and supporting her and in the end… while the story goes through her highs and lows, it ends on such a beautiful beautiful note.

“But I don’t even know where I’m going,” I reminded him again with the least amount of panic I could muster.

“It doesn’t matter. You’ll go somewhere, and you aren’t going alone.”

An absolute absolute must read… and one of my favourites of the year!

4.5 Stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Kulti by Mariana Zapata

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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Book Review – Remind Me (Chasing Fire #1) – Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

I immediately loved the sound of this book. An heiress and a guy from the wrong side of the tracks… the kind of story I was craving. The blurb promised lots of angst and maybe some steam, so I dropped everything and picked it up. There were some red flags… he ends up a billionaire so there was the “If you liked Fifty Shades of Grey…’ thing going, but I’ve read some amazing ‘billionaire themed‘ books so that did not deter me. The second red flag was that this would be book #1 of a trilogy. I’ve read some amazing trilogies and series so again, I wasn’t deterred. Unluckily for me, I should have taken the red flags seriously :(

But first a synopsis. Alessandra Sinclair is the heiress to a media empire. Ten years ago she met and fell for Hudson Chase, a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. The romance ended quickly and Allie went back to her life. But Hudson Chase is back. He still has the killer looks but now he’s a billionaire and CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in Chicago. Hudson wants Allie again, and even though there’re a million obstacles in his way, he’ll make sure he gets her this time.

Again, the blurb got me. I was beyond excited. It started out well enough but soon things started going downhill. First we got the mention of his car, an Aston Martin DB9. Which then got mentioned over and over again. The book then quickly turned into some product placement exercise with every make of everything mentioned. I mean, maybe it’s just me, but this got old fast.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. I could deal with all the product placement in exchange for an entertaining story. But unfortunately this wasn’t it. If you’ve read billionaire books (and I’ve read a ton of them) then you’ve read this one. He’s rich. He lives in a penthouse and drives a cool car. You’ll get every little detail of how rich he is. Detail after detail of his penthouse, his car, his clothes etc. She’s rich too which means you get double the detail. Country Club, expensive wine, expensive taste, cliche socialite mother etc. The detail then makes up 40% of the book, another 40% is taken up by sex scene after sex scene, then we’re only left with 20% for the storyline. And not surprising, the exciting part of the storyline is saved for last, so you just HAVE TO read book #2.

So yes, I should have listened to the ring of the alarm bells. The drama at the end was expected, at least it didn’t shock me. It did make me curious to see how it would play out and of course that was the idea, to make me curious enough to wait for book #2. But while I’m curious, I’m not curious enough.

On the plus side, the book is well edited and there was a funny secondary character… so if you haven’t had your fill of billionaire books then pick this up. Unfortunately this will be the end of the road for me.

2 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers

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I’d like to thank the publisher for providing this ARC for my review.

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