Tag Archive | contemporary romance

Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G

Thirty day boyfriend by Whitney G is a cute, fun and a quick little read revolving around an office romance.

Nicholas A. Wolf is considered the literal Wolf of Wall Street. He is an infuriating workaholic who appears to be very cold and callous.

Emily is his lovable Executive Assistant who is celebrating her two-year anniversary at the opening of the book. She is also a workaholic, but can’t seem to stand working for Mr. Wolf anymore.

When she was hired she had a four-year employment contract, but doesn’t feel like she can handle staying one more day. Without giving away too much, she tries to find another job, but is unsuccessful due to our beloved Mr. Wolf. He comes across a situation revolving around one of his contracts and seeks the lovely Emily for help.

Emily and Nicholas were a riot together. I loved the sexual tension between them which ultimately led to loads of laughs! Whitney G has done it again with another great read!

Before I Ever Met You (Karina Halle)

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This story is about William and Jackie. Jackie first met Will when she was a teenager when Will happened to be her dad’s partner at work. Will was married at that time, but she had a slight crush on him. Fast forward ten years, Will is 41 and Jackie is 25. She’s living with her parents and her seven-year-old son, Ty. Through her dad she gets a job at his company working as an executive assistant to Will.

“Will’s smile should be made illegal. Or at least taken with caution. Warning: may make you weak at the knees. Do not look at smile if operating heavy machinery.”

I just have to say this, I LOVE Karina Halle. She writes her characters with such depth and personality that you can truly visualize what they may look or be like.  This story was no different.  I found it refreshing that Will truly was the All-American male hero in this book. Does he have issues or baggage? Yes, who doesn’t, but the way he cares for Jackie and Ty is truly wonderful.

“I’m now realizing how incredible you are. Jackie, you are an amazing human being. I’m even more enamored with you than I was before, and that’s saying a lot.”

Despite being twenty-five years old, Jackie has a truly old soul. She has been through so much ‘life experience’ in the seven years since her son was born, she is not your normal millennial. With her experiences, it causes Jackie to be the one who is hesitant to have a relationship.

The secondary characters were just as entertaining as the primary ones, specifically Tiffany and Alyssa. Both had these quirky, quick witted snappy comebacks that made them thoroughly enjoyable.

Tiffany: “It’s his fault for not wearing underwear.”

Jackie: “This is so wrong. Any other office and the two of you would be slapped with sexual harassment suits.”

Tiffany: “If he’s doing the slapping with his penis, I honestly don’t care.”

Will and Jackie together were extreme perfection. They have their ups and downs, as any couple would, but learn how to fight through them and for each other.

Since I can’t decide, I’ll leave you with two quotes from our beloved hero. Seriously, Karina wrote one sexy 41-year-old. This book is definitely worth 5.0 stars

“I’ll call you Dream Girl. Because that’s what you are to me”

“And when you find what lakes you heart beat, you soul sing, you have to hang on to it. That’s you Jackie. I’m done doing things halfway. It’s all or nothing now. And with you, I’m all in”.

5 stars

Vicious by LJ Shen

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Wow, where to start? Ok, here’s what I can say. I finished this book about a week ago and it left me with the BIGGEST hangover, ever. It is emotionally heavy, yet light at the same time. Feelings run the whole gamut on this one. I feel like I’m still trying to digest this book, but in a good way. There was so much content in it, it will hook you immediately.

Vicious received his name for a reason. He was mean, disrespectful and had a vicious tongue.  The thing is, he was made into this person, by his surroundings and people whom he interacted with.  He was brought up with a dad who wasn’t present, despite living in the same house and a stepmother who was only worried about her current wealth.  He didn’t experience love, kindness or the human touch.

“…love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances. The passion is the same. The pain is the same.”

Emilia is a sweet, southern girl who has a little sass to her. She is an artist trying to make it in the city.  She hasn’t seen any of the ‘HotHoles’ in 10 years, specifically Vicious.  She bumps into him while at an art gallery with her friend.  From this point on, it’s all systems go. Vicious has her in his sight and isn’t going to let go.

“He was toxic, poison, and he was going to kill everything beautiful in my life if I let him. He was the storm to my cherry blossoms.”

This book was INCREDIBLE! It will take you on a winding path full of emotions, twists and turns.  I, highly recommend it. If you haven’t read ‘Defy’ go ahead and pick that up as well.  It is a prequel for this book, but not necessary to have been read before this book.  It centers around Jamie Followhill and Melody Greene.

5 stars