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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Release Day Review! The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren




The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Expected publication: May 14, 2019
Publisher: Gallery Books

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancĂ© is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of... lucky.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren was a fun and hilarious story that kept me entertained from beginning to end. The bantering between Olive and Ethan was something I couldn't get enough of. That were to funny and completely adorable. Their story completely swept me away from the real world, which is something i really needed. I haven't read anything by this author before, but i'm definitely going to keep an eye out for more of her work. 

The ARC of The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren was kindly provided to me by the author through NetGalley for review. The opinions are my own.





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Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The #1 international bestselling coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received multiple starred reviews, won both the Seal of Excellence and Book of the Year from RT Magazine, been inducted into the Library Reads Hall of Fame, named Amazon and Audible Romance of the Year, a Lambda Literary Award finalist and been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. They have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, People, O Magazine and more. Their third YA novel, Autoboyography was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, followed by  Roomies, Love and Other Words, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and the Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus and Library Journal starred The Unhoneymooners, out May 2019.

To learn more about Christina Lauren and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Release Day Review! The Art of Loving Lacy by Addison Cole




The Art of Loving Lacy (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens #4) 
by Addison Cole 
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: May 8, 2019
Publisher: World Literary Press

Discover the magic of the Bradens and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.

Lacy Snow wasn’t looking for love when she met strikingly handsome and seductive Dane Braden. But how could she ignore the six-foot-three darkly handsome god who tagged and researched sharks for a living—and made every nerve in her body tangle into an overly sensitive knot? Even her fear of sharks could not suppress their intense attraction.

As founder of the Brave Foundation, Dane Braden travels from port to port, educating and advocating on behalf of the mammals he adores—and spends his nights finding solace in the arms of strangers. The last thing Dane was looking for when he met Lacy Snow was a relationship, and the last thing he expected was to fall in love.

More than a year—and hundreds of flirty texts, steamy phone calls, and sensual video chats—later, they reunite and take passion to a whole new level. But as Lacy’s phobia meets Dane’s past love life, their steamy romance is upended, and when tragedy strikes, Dane and Lacy are forced to face their deepest fears head-on as they try to navigate their own sea of love.

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The Art of Loving Lacy is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a more explicit romance, pick up the steamy edition, Sea of Love, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name.


The Art of Loving Lacy is the fourth book in the Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens series by Addison Cole. I loved how these two got to know each other so very well before they got to spend any actual real time together. I think that added to their intrigue. Not to mention Lacy's fear of the very thing Dane's career and passion revolves around.. sharks. They've got a bumpy road ahead.  There is so much chemistry between Dane and Lacy it's completely bonkers and completely addictive.

The ARC of The Art of Loving Lacy by Addison Cole was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.



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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.
Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

To learn more about Addison Cole and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookInstagramPinterestBookBubGoogle+, and Twitter.



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