Friday, September 30, 2016

Crushing on Love - The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, Book 4 by Melissa Foster

About the Book 

Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.

Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance. When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too?

WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD)
Healed by Love (Nate)
Surrender My Love (Cole)
River of Love (Sam)
Crushing on Love (Shannon)
Whisper of Love (Tempest)
Thrill of Love (Ty)
Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)
THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit
Melissa's website.


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Addicted 2 Romance Review:

**Arc received by Rockstar Lit for an honest review**

I really enjoy Melissa Foster's stories. I have not read this entire series and I am a recent fan of this series. This story stands alone but it also features characters from previous books. This story features Steven Johnson who is Jade's brother. Jade is featured in book 2 in the very first Braden series and I did read her and Rex Braden's love story. Steve is the hero in this story and as years have passed he has attended many a Braden wedding and he and Shannon Braden have a crush/flirtation going.

I do not know Shannon well. I have read one book that she is on about one of her brothers. Yes, she is a Braden but a cousin from Maryland. Steve mentions how she is big city and oceans and he is this big mountain man.

The story opens where they have both missed each other and Shannon comes to the mountains to do a research project for work. Steve and her hang out and they both are in heavy lust but they know it can not last longer than a month, when Shannon has to leave.

I really liked this story even though I am not a fan of the set time limit romances. I really like romances where they start sharing a life together and it just fits and even with time standing in their way both characters really let the other in. They really start a life together, the question is how can they make that work long term.

This was a really great story and I loved how they became each others best friend and were there for each other no matter what happened. I loved how gentle and honest Steve was with Shannon and I loved how Shannon was a real helpmate for Steve and really helped him grow as a character.

About The Author 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success.

When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Crazy for the Boss - A Crazy in Love Series #1 - by Ashlee Mallory


Screw-up. Black sheep. Aimless playboy.

 For most of his life, James Thornhill accepted that his family would never see him as anything but a failure. But as the new CEO of Thornhill Management, he’s been given another chance to set things right. First order of business?

Settling a nuisance lawsuit and bringing the pesky but dedicated employment attorney on board as part of his team. Second order of business? Resisting the prim but fiery new employee who has somehow become utterly indispensable in his life. Ice Queen. Good girl. Uptight do-gooder. Quinn Taylor has grown up always doing what was right and, since graduating from law school, likens herself to a modern-day David taking on the Goliaths of the world.

Goliaths such as the CEO of Thornhill Management. Playing babysitter and muse to the overindulged CEO was not what she had in mind, but with mounting debt making even a cup of coffee a luxury, Quinn’s ready to swallow her pride and get in bed with the devil. Something that, the more time she spends with the man, becomes increasingly enticing.

But the stakes are too high for either of them to risk an inner-office fling…until an unexpected trip to Quinn’s hometown brings a long-denied simmering attraction to a boil. They’ll have to decide what they’re willing to risk and how far they’re willing to fall if love doesn’t conquer all.


To celebrate the release day, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon gift Card HERE!

Addicted 2 Romance Review

**ARC provided by Give Me Books for an honest review***

Wow I totally loved this book. I am a huge fan of the author's and previously read her Sorenson Family series. This is a brand new series for her featuring three BFF/roomies, Anna, Tessa and Quinn who live and work in San Franscico.

This story features Quinn, an up and coming employment/labor lawyer who has a big interest in helping employees with PTSD/depressions and other employee/manager issues. She meets the hero, James at a coffee station and then at a meeting where she is heading a lawsuit about one of his fired employees. She does such a great job that James offers her a job as an employment lawyer at his company and truly that's when the fun begins.

I loved how close the three friends are and how they celebrate each other and challenge each other. I also loved how James and Quinn end up as really good friends as well as boss/employee. The first part of book includes flirty James and Quinn being a very busy employee before any romance really gets going and I really liked that they become so close to each other as friends first.

This book was so fun. I loved Quinn and their many adventures together, especially when he ends up back in Minnesota visiting her family. Those scenes were so fun and funny and I loved every second.

I have read the authors other series and this story was a gazillion times more fun and I loved every second of this story.

I do want to warn you James and Quinn only kiss at 70% the first time and they have sex a few scenes after. This book is more story and character drive and so there is not tons of sex scenes in the story. I was thoroughly entertained and really fell hard for the characters in the story.

Some stuff happens in the story and at one point Quinn ends up quitting. I actually did not agree with why she quit. I thought she was a little too hard headed about what happened, sometimes we have to compromise in the business world and can't have everything all at once. The ending was great and I loved it but I felt James was 100% right in the decision he made in relation to his company.


Before Quinn could nod her agreement, she finally spotted James standing about ten feet away from them, grinning at her in that confident, sexy way that left her head spinning.
He looked good. Sinfully good, as he well knew. 
Even here in the middle of nowhere, he’d managed to get his hands on a light gray suit that seemed to be made for those broad shoulders and a crisp white shirt that opened enough to give her a tantalizing glimpse of his warm, tanned skin. Combined with his loafers, he was the debonair playboy CEO that she’d been trying not to think salacious thoughts about for months. 
Except for the beard. Which, for some reason, having just felt it caressing her skin hours before, made James almost feel more like…hers. 
James pushed his hands in his pockets and sauntered over. 
“I’ll go check on the DJ while you…,” Sabrina trailed off when he approached and she smiled slyly. “Actually, James, I’m trusting you will make sure that my sister chills for a little while? Maybe even has a good time?”
“I’ll do my best.” 
Only he hadn’t taken his eyes off her, and she was finding that if he didn’t stop staring at her like he was undressing her with his eyes, she was probably going to melt into the floor at his feet.
With a last smile and a pat on the back, Sabrina was off, leaving Quinn trying to remember what it meant to form coherent speech.
She turned slightly to see that James was staring at her again, only his smile had slipped off his face, and he was staring at her with an almost naked need. 
She licked her lips, her throat suddenly dry. 
And she tried to remember all the reasons why anything more than a professional relationship with James Thornhill was impossible. 
When right now, it seemed more than just possible. 
It seemed inevitable.

About TheAuthor

Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Intercepting Daisy: Love and Football #6 by Julie Brannagh "Tasty Virtual Book Tour"


From USA Today bestselling author Julie Brannagh comes the next fun and incredibly sexy novel in her beloved Seattle Sharks series.

When Daisy Spencer wrote an erotic novella about the Seattle Sharks' backup quarterback and her #1 crush, Grant Parker, she never expected it to become a runaway bestseller. If anyone discovers she wrote the sexy story, her days as a flight attendant for the Sharks would be over. But once she gets to know the real man behind the fantasy, her heart may be in more danger than her job.

Having Seattle fans think squeaky clean Grant is wild in bed is the last thing he needs-even if it might be closer to the truth than he will ever say. As he spends his days, and nights, with the gorgeous Daisy, he's not interested in going back to the lonely life he once led. But when the real author of the novella is finally outed, Grant and Daisy must both reveal the secrets they've hidden away or risk losing a love that's better than any fantasy.

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Addicted2Romance Review: 

(ARC provided by the author for an honest review)

I have enjoyed some of Julie Brannagh's stories and this book sounded really cute and funny. It was a story I enjoyed. I cared about Daisy and I Grant but there really was something missing between the two characters.

Based on the description, of the book I was expecting a different storyline than what I ended up reading. I also felt there was not a strong connection between the two characters. Daisy was in love with Grant awfully fast and I really didn't feel it on both sides.

Daisy is a flight attendant. She flies on a charter flight for the Seattle Sharks a Football Team. One of the players on her flight is Grant Parker. Daisy has a HUGE crush on him and one night wrote this erotic novella about a fantasy she had about him. She published it on amazon and now its very popular.

Grant Parker is a man slut but he is also a preachers son and the Sharks love his clean cut reputation. However as previously mentioned he is a man slut and has tons of one night stands. The book starts when he wakes up at a stands home where he breaks her e-reader and thats when he discovers the novella featuring HIM!!

Grant Parker heard a loud crack as he rolled over in his date’s bed and onto something buried in the sheets. He looked at the sleeping form next to him and sighed in relief when she didn’t stir.
He extracted an e-reader from under one of his hips as he sat up and stared at a large horizontal fracture in the screen in the dim light from her bathroom. Crap. Grant couldn’t remember her name, but he was willing to bet she remembered his. Even more, she was probably going to be pissed about the broken e-reader.
Shaking his head to clear out some of the cobwebs, he knew he needed to get his ass out of here. He had a hundred bucks in his wallet. He’d leave the money to replace the e-reader (along with a note) ten seconds before he walked out the front door of her apartment. Still too drunk to drive, he would call Uber as soon as he got outside.
He’d met her at a bar last night. She was exactly what he’d wanted: a woman who wanted one night with him. They’d had a lot of drinks, and they’d taken a cab to her place. Minutes later, they were naked. He’d had her twice before they both fell asleep from sheer exhaustion. He wondered what the biggest aphrodisiac was for the women who fucked his brains out on a regular basis: that he played pro football or that they were delighted to discover he was an excellent lay. She’d have several orgasms to remember him by.
The Sharks’ PR department worked overtime to craft his squeaky-clean image. Grant had arrived in Seattle as a result of being drafted out of his small, conservative Christian college’s football team. The Sharks had cut their former backup QB after a DUI and a sexual assault arrest. Grant was in the right place at the right time. Grant’s parents were also the nationally known pastors of a megachurch in Texas, which seemed to seal the deal for the Sharks.
It was clear in Grant’s combine interview with the team’s head coach and the general manager that any hint of bad behavior in his personal life would not be tolerated. The team believed Grant’s background and football skills would go a long way to smoothing things over with angry fans. Grant wanted to play for Seattle. It was the perfect situation.
The Sharks’ PR department circulated pictures of him to the local media with approved dates—girls from the local Christian college, for instance. He’d take them to dinner and a movie or a game. He’d walk them to their front door by ten pm, kiss them on the cheek, and make sure they were safely inside before he got in his car and went looking for what he really wanted: raw, anonymous sex with someone he knew he had no intention of seeing again.
He didn’t lie to anyone he was with. He had told each woman before they went to her place that he was in for one night and one night only. He told them he didn’t have sex without protection, which he provided. They nodded, smiled, and tried every sexual enticement in their arsenal to change his mind. It seemed that the women he dated always wanted what they could not have. If he met someone who boinked his brains out and told him to leave as soon as he got dressed, he’d be back for more. So far, it hadn’t happened.
He knew he was playing with fire for being so public. He knew he should find a woman who was interested in a mutually beneficial (and highly confidential) arrangement. He wasn’t callous or cavalier toward anyone else’s feelings. He just wasn’t interested in getting tied down to anyone, at least in the short term. If he got caught having multiple one-night stands, his carefully constructed image would blow up in his face, and any chance he had of succeeding Tom Reed, the Sharks’ starting QB, would be gone.
He understood his behavior could be chalked up to doing the forbidden, to the idea he was getting away with something he shouldn’t do. What kind of idiot would jeopardize eight million dollars a season for standing on the sidelines with a clipboard sixteen Sundays a year by taking such a risk? The Sharks organization wanted their fans to believe Grant spent his evenings with his playbook and turned in early. Alone. Preferably after reading a few pages of the Bible and saying his prayers. He was a normal, healthy guy with a normal, healthy sex drive. Was this a crime?
Grant wanted to watch the Sharks’ starting QB Tom Reed on the sidelines holding a clipboard as Grant threw TD after TD. He wanted to be the guy in the hundred-foot-tall mural screen painted on the side of Sharks Stadium. He also wanted to be the guy who’d get his pick of twice as many women who all wanted to do him. After all, the ladies wanted the real thing: a starter.
He clicked on the small button that activated the e-reader. It still worked, despite the cracked screen. He saw the title of the last book she was reading, Overtime Parking; a picture of him crossing the tarmac at an airport to get on the Sharks’ team plane was on the cover.
He’d been the subject of a lot of press, but someone had written a book about him? He hadn’t seen this yet. He was surprised his agent or the team publicist hadn’t told him about it. He’d have to call them both tomorrow. Maybe he should take a look at a page or two to figure out if this was an unauthorized biography.
He touched the unbroken part of the screen with his fingertip, and the text appeared.
And I shoved Parker’s football pants down with both hands. He was naked beneath and sporting a gigantic erection.
“Want it?” he said.
“Yes.” I unzipped my jeans and wriggled until both jeans and underwear slipped to my knees. I unhooked my bra and pushed my sweater up around my neck. I lay back on the hood of his car in the team’s parking lot, spreading my legs, entirely exposed to him. In full view of anyone walking past. The parking lot was full of cars; it was a matter of time before we were discovered.
I reached down to touch myself, to move my fingers in the wetness I felt dripping out of me. I wanted to show him I could come from staring at him and stroking my clit. I wanted him to see it all and to want me as badly as I wanted him.
“Fuck me,” I said.
He yanked my jeans and my panties off and pushed my legs up over his shoulders. I couldn’t concentrate on anything besides his arms caging me, his mouth on mine, his hard, massive dick entering me seconds later. I arched into him, my nipples scraping against his rock-hard chest. He grabbed my ass to pull me into his pistoning hips. Somehow, it was even more thrilling to know we might have an audience, and I ground into him as a result.
“Oh, God. Fuck me! I have to have you!” I told him as I moved against him. He pounded into me, over and over. I heard flesh slapping against flesh and the muffled groans of satisfaction deep in his throat. I wrenched my mouth from his, raked my nails down his back, and let out a loud cry.
“More!” I cried out. “Harder!”
“Oh, I’ll give it to you harder,” he growled as he thrust again. I wrapped my legs around his hips as tightly as I could. My clit rubbed against his pelvis as I moved against him. The hood of his car was cold but slippery against my back. It was going to be covered with our juices by the time we were done. There was nothing like the smell of sex; it surrounded us in the cold night air. I reached down to grab his ass with both hands, pulling him closer.
“Faster,” I cried. “More!”
“I’ll give you more,” he said roughly. “I’m going to fuck you, and then I’m going to fuck you again. Right here. Where everyone can see us. They’ll know how dirty you are, how badly you want it. How you’d fuck them too.”
He was breathing hard. He thrust faster, and I could feel myself coming, lust and adrenaline coursing through my bloodstream as I reached between us to rub my clit. “That’s it,” he said. “You want it. You want everyone to see you coming all over me, don’t you? Come for me. Come now.”
I let out a scream as my entire body convulsed around him. The waves of pleasure and release went on and on. I must have blacked out for a few seconds; I could hear applause and whistles as I came to. I saw a knot of guys a few feet from us; I was beyond caring that I was laid out like a naked, panting feast in front of them. I was limp in his arms, and he grinned down at me. He turned, made a slight bow to the onlookers, and turned back to me. His dick was already getting hard again as I watched.
“Ready for round two?” he said. “I’m going to do every nasty thing to you you’ve ever dreamed of. In front of them. And you’re going to love every minute of it.”

Grant stared in shock at the broken e-reader’s screen. What the hell was this?

Is he upset? Does he go searching for the author? nope he doesn't. He then goes again trolling for women when he meets a vindicative sports reporter who knows about his manslut ways. Thats when he calls his lawyer about the book and his one night stands.

Meanwhile he has noticed Daisy and decides she should be the one to date him to help his reputation. He and Daisy have great first date, yes one date. Then they both get sick with the flu and miss a date and then they date again and have sex. But Parkers keeps dating her. One of the issues with this story is because of their professions they see each other once a week. They don't ever really become a huge part of each others lives and thats why I had a hard time really connecting and feeling their love. They are definitely in lust and the sex scenes are HOT!!!

Daisy is very independant and she largely likes living separate lives. Grant, has never really dated and he is on the shy side. When he finds out Daisy wrote the book he starts being suspicious that Daisy is a stalker at least at first. At this point Daisy is in love and so you see the problem, I just didn't feel the connection or even the love story part.

It is an enjoyable story and the story was fun, I just didn't feel this romantic/love vibe from the story.


About The Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Julie Brannagh has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She lives in a small town near Seattle, where she once served as a city council member and owned a yarn shop. She shares her home with a wonderful husband, two uncivilized Maine Coons and a rambunctious chocolate Lab. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or armchair-quarterbacking her favorite NFL team from the comfort of the family room couch. Julie is a Golden Heart finalist and the author of contemporary sports romances.

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How to Date a Douchebag - The Studying Hours #1 - by Sara Ney (Pub 9/13/2016)


No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking clichĂ©, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.


He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…




Addicted2Romance Review: 

(ARC received by the author for an honest review)

I am HUGE fan of the author Sara Ney. I have read every book she has written and loved them all. Most are novella size but in a series so when I read them all together it worked. I really have loved absolutely every single book. So when I heard she was writing this book "How to Date a Douchebag" I was extremely excited and couldn't wait to read this ARC.

This book was extremely different than what I was expecting and its also a full length novel which I love. Oz is a total Douche and I am being kind. He bets his friends $500 that he can kiss Jamison/James at the school library and she agrees if he splits the money with her. Thats how they meet but by agreeing to the kiss James also intrigues Sebastien/Oz and he truly cannot stay away.

Now before I go on I want to prepare you, Oz is the biggest asshole, jerk, dick I have read in a while. He likes James but he gets a BJ infront of her from some chick, he even and this was a tough one to swallow, dates her roomate and even asks her out infront of Jamison. Then he pumps the roomie for info on her and then ends up on a snowboarding trip with her where he lies and says they are cousins so they room together. Really he is beyond a douche.....BUT

And this is the thing he is a sweetheart. He cannot stay away or leave Jamison alone. Not for a millisecond. She is his magnet. They study together and become friends of a sort. He is always hitting on her and she is always resisting and thats how they really start to let the other one in.

Oz actually deep deep deep down respects women. He has a sister who has a rough deal and its impacted his life alot. So much so he doesnt see all the bimbo girls at school as women like his sister but rather as playthings, awards for being a good wrestler. He really likes James because she has standards, alot like his sister and she has no idea he is this big wrestling superstar and for him he really eats that up.

At times he made me cringe and some of the things he did infront of Jamison I truly HATED. But I did not hate him and in fact I enjoyed watching him grow and change not be able to resist Jamison. And then the dreams/nightmares start and I totally loved every moment of them.

Jamison was a much tougher character to know. She dresses all prissy but inside she is this other woman. She lusts and resists Oz because he is so different from anyone else she knows. She does have sex so she isn't a virgin, so at times I wasn't sure why she fought Oz so hard. They definitely have this big sizzling attraction and she really likes him too. So at times I am not sure why she fought so hard.

The story was really fun loving and very young. The characters in the story are in college and age 21 and they act it. So be prepapared for that. It is extremely well written and I really loved the entire story even the Douchebag.


Jameson’s face is an impassive mask. “Hayley told me you broke up with your last girlfriend over Twitter.”
A grimace twists my mouth into a frown. “Oh, Hayley told you, did she? Didn’t your mother teach you not to listen to rumors?”
“Yes, but is it true?”
“Yes, but in my defense, she wasn’t my girlfriend. She was a pity f**k who turned into a clinger.”
“A Twitter breakup?” This time Jameson winces. “That’s bad.”
“Sorry, but it’s the truth. It was the only way to get rid of her. Trust me, I did her a favor.”
“How is that doing her a favor? She was probably humiliated!” Then, “Can I ask what the tweet said?”
I chuckle. “Why don’t you just go on Twitter and look for yourself.”
Those fascinating eyes, which have been judging me for the past few minutes, narrow into bright blue slits as she drags her phone across the table, flips it over, and unlocks the screen.
Gives it a few taps.
“What name am I looking for?”
“OneTapUofI. All one word.”
Type, type, type.
Narrowed eyes widen, dark eyebrows shoot up. Her pert mouth falls open a fraction in horror when she finds it. “This is terrible! You are so crude.”
I chuckle again. “Read it out loud so I can get a good laugh.” 
“Oh come on, Jim! She had it coming.”
“No! You called her a troll—that is so uncalled for.” She glances down at the screen of her phone. “This whole tweet is terrible.”
“Careful, you’re repeating yourself.” 
“Oh shut up, you—”
She titters. “You said it, not me.

About the Author Sara Ney:

Purveyor of all things witty & romantic, I love: iced latte's, traveling, and bright, bold colors. On any given day, you can find me in my office, lovingly gazing at my bookshelf or shuffling my Bic felt-tip pen collection. I love hand writing letters, and sarcasm.

I live in the midwest, but "Will Write for Travel," and believe everyone should follow their dreams, no matter how big or small. My favorite authors include Cindy Miles, S Walden, Suzanne Enoch, Tessa Dare (to name a few). I am a glutton for Historical, RomCom, Sports and MC romance.

One husband. Two daughters. Plenty of chaos.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Behind Closed Doors by J.L. Berg (Pub 9/13/2016)



My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole.

Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.

I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.

Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.

But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more.

An obsession I couldn’t shake.

So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.

All’s fair in love and war…

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Addicted2Romance Review: 

(ARC received from the author for an honest review)

I am a big fan of the author's previous Ready Series  and so when I heard about this book I was intrigued. This is the story about a man named Roman Cavanaugh who is related to Jude Cavanaugh who starred in the previous Walls Duet series. Roman is his brother. While I never read Jude's story, I totally have to now after reading this book.

Behind Closed Doors

This book was wonderful, amazing. Think Beauaty and the Beast. Words cannot express how I love this story. Going into the story I was pretty blind. The description doesn't even give you an idea of how wonderful the story is, so I am going to try and tell you a little more without spoiling too much.

  • If you love work romances then this is a beautiful story.
  • If you like grumpy pants heroes who are asses too, then you will love Roman.
  • If you love heroes in love with someone who is still with another guy, then you will love this story.
  • If you love country, sweet girls who fall hard for big city guys you will love this story too.
  • If you want a beautiful and romantic story then you will love this story.
Cara is a brand new NYer and I meant right off the subway. She has been with the same guy since high school and thru high school and his dream was always NY and so thats how she ends up living and working in NYC.

Roman, is a grumpy hero who everyone at his company fears. But his assistant is having a baby and she very suddenly ends up on bed rest. Thats how Cara ends up getting a job as his temp.

Roman tries hard to ignore her, alienate her, bore her but she never gives up and Cara charms him as she charmed me. She truly is why this book works, because she was that wonderful. The author has a gift and Cara was one of the best female characters I have met in a while in a book.

She dresses terribly but she loves it. She is sweet and kind and caring but she also has a wild side and her and Roman really hit it off. He is mean and grumpy but inside he is just a big mushy fellow.

He realises what a wonderful person he could be with her by his side and he does some things to get Cara that he feels terribly guilty about. When she finds out well that when this book hit all the emotional notes and took it from being fun and romantic into the WOW and just an amazing story.

Update: After falling hard for Roman, I went back and read the Walls Series and to be honest I did not love book 1. It was very painful to read but I did enjoy it by the time I was done. I continued on to book 2 and I really loved that story. I also loved how often we see the early Roman. Thats when it became apparent to me that Behind Closed Doors is the authors story about Beauty and the Beast and the Wall Series is really a modern re-telling of Rapunzel.

About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.