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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Book Review! P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Point

Signed, sealed, delivered…

While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

P.S. I Love You by Kasie West was an adorable story. I enjoyed everything about it. I loved how Lily and her mystery man got to know each other through notes back and forth. The whole note writing thing in general brought back pleasant high school memories for me. They were entertaining both in the notes and when they were face to face. Lily was easy to relate to. My high school self would have loved being her friend. This was a sweet story and very hard to put down. I loved it! I found this book at just the right time, because I really needed a fun story to get lost in. I' all about lovey dovey this week, and this was yet another perfect Valentine's week read!

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I write YA. I eat Junior Mints. Sometimes I go crazy and do both at the same time. My novels are: PIVOT POINT and its sequel SPLIT SECOND. And my contemporary novels: THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, ON THE FENCE, THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND, PS I LIKE YOU, and BY YOUR SIDE. My agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Release Day Review! The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever by Addison Cole

The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever (Sweet with Heat: Standalone Novel) by Addison Cole
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: February 13, 2019
Publisher: World Literary Press

In The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever…
Leaving New York City and returning to her hometown to teach a screenplay writing class seems like just the break Grace Montgomery needs. Until her sisters wake her at four thirty in the morning to watch the hottest guys in town train wild horses and she realizes that escaping her sisters’ drama-filled lives was a lot easier from hundreds of miles away. To make matters worse, she spots the one man she never wanted to see again—ruggedly handsome Reed Cross.

Reed was one of Michigan’s leading historical preservation experts, but on the heels of catching his girlfriend in bed with his business partner, his uncle suffers a heart attack. Reed cuts all ties and returns home to Oak Falls to run his uncle’s business. A chance encounter with Grace, his first love, brings back memories he’s spent years trying to escape.

Grace is bound and determined not to fall under Reed’s spell again—and Reed wants more than another taste of the woman he’s never forgotten. When a midnight party brings them together, passion ignites and old wounds are opened. Grace sets down the ground rules for the next three weeks. No touching, no kissing, and if she has it her way, no breathing, because every breath he takes steals her ability to think. But Reed has other ideas…

The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever is a standalone Sweet with Heat novel by Addison Cole. I absolutely loved this second chance romance. Grace and Reed's chemistry was intoxicating. I loved following them through the awkward reuniting stage and right on to the cuteness, not to mention the steamy bits. I loved the country setting too. It all fit. This was one of those stories you could just easily live vicariously through. This author always creates amazing supporting characters too. This one was no different. I'd really like to read some of their stories as well. I love getting lost in these Sweet with Heat novels! This was the perfect Valentine's week story!

The ARC of The Corner of Heartbreak and Forever was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

“I can’t do this here.”
“No hiding from the truth, remember?”
She lowered her voice to a harsh whisper as party goers began gathering around the fire. “I’m not hiding, but I’m not going to air our dirty laundry around all these gossip mongers.”
He put a hand on her lower back, guiding her away from the bonfire. “Then let’s do it in private.”
Unsure if she wanted to lay her heart on the line after all, she glanced up the hill toward the parking area and considered leaving, but how could she? She’d ridden over with Sable, and her sister would need her truck to get herself and all her gear home.
“Come on,” he said, urging her toward the hill with his hand on her back again. “I’ve got a jacket in my truck you can use to keep warm, and we’ll find someplace private to talk.”
Her pulse quickened at the idea of being alone with him, even though she knew once they started talking, her hurt wouldn’t allow for any line crossing. “You’re soaked. Maybe we should do this another time.”
“I’m fine, and we’re doing this now,” he said sternly.
“When did you get so pushy?”
His eyes narrowed. “Since kissing the woman who still sets my world on fire after a freaking decade.”
There was no mistaking the authority in his tone, and heaven help her, because all her loneliest parts were waving surrender flags. 

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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.