Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hard Cash, by Amelia Wilde

 

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Taking it easy has never been this hard.

Go ahead. Ask me what’s on my mind.

It’s cash.

Specifically, the Cash family business. I’m in charge of our entire real estate empire, and I’ve worked harder than anyone to stay on top.

So it’s no wonder that every woman I meet wants a piece of me. Too bad—I’m wedded to the job.

I’ll say it right now: Josephine Paxton doesn’t have a chance.

I hated her in school. Now she’s all grown up and tormenting me on the one vacation I’ve taken…ever.

I’m not here to make friends. I’m definitely not here to fall for her.

But damn it, I can’t resist her luscious body. She’s the kind of hot that money can’t buy.

Enemies with benefits? Sure.

And that’s all. When we leave this island, it’s over.

I swear…

Hard Cash is a steamy full-length billionaire novel with adult language and an HEA that will have your heart beating…hard.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

I love Charlie Cash! Not only was Hard Cash a great enemies-to-lovers story, but it is a real lesson in how looks can be deceiving.

When Charlie is forced into taking a vacation, he’s stunned to see on the private jet Josephine Paxton, who he knew way back in high school. When they were kids, Josie’s boyfriend bullied Charlie’s brother, and he’s hated the party girl ever since for not doing anything about it. (As Charlie will come to find out, you don’t know what happens behind closed doors!)

Josephine is escaping her life by spending a week in paradise before she has to deal with the realities she left behind: a cheating fiance and her wealthy parents cutting her off. She’s just as shocked to see Charlie on the jet — and he is a real bona fide jerk to her.

But this is an enemies-to-lovers story, right? As much as they hate each other, they are insanely attracted to one another, and thus begins a vacation fling. But of course, you know it won’t end there! Feelings get involved, and a misunderstanding causes Charlie and Josie to split before they ever really get started. Will they work it out in the end?

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Teaser Thursday: In Pieces, by Danielle Pearl

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In Pieces, an all-new standalone from Danielle Pearl is coming October 10th!
 
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Three years ago she was left in pieces . . . Most college freshmen love the newfound freedom of living on campus, but none of them craves it like Beth Caplan. One ill-fated night when she was fifteen left her locked in a posh prison of private tutors. It’s for the best, everyone said, and maybe it was. But after years of hard work and healing, the one person who never thought of her as broken could be the one to break her all over again. And Beth can’t seem to stay away now any more than she could all those years ago. 
 
As soon as David March learned his best friend’s little sister was enrolling at his school, he promised to look after her, and promised himself he’d keep a safe distance. But the sweet little girl he’d grown up with has transformed into a gorgeous young woman, and she’s attracting attention from people she shouldn’t-like the ex who nearly destroyed her and a strange new student with a disturbing habit of showing up wherever Beth goes. But for David, the most troubling discovery is realizing that he doesn’t just want Beth to be safe. He wants her to be his. 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Just Say Yes, by Samantha Lind

Title: Just Say Yes
Series: Indianapolis Eagles #1
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017
Blurb
What will it take for her to Just Say Yes?
Scott Taylor has the perfect life. He gets to
fulfill his dream playing professional hockey, has a loving family, and a tight
group of friends. But the one thing missing in his life is a partner to come
home to. He knows exactly who he wants to fill that position– the only woman he
has ever loved. The one who got away, who constantly consumes his every
thought. What it would take to get her to Just Say Yes to a second
chance?
Becca Phillips is an independent woman who has made her
career as an ER nurse a priority in her life. She has a loving family and a best
friend by her side, but she can’t seem to get over her first love, Scott.
Insecurities led her to break up with him years ago when he started climbing
the ranks in professional hockey and, for eight years, Becca has avoided Scott
when he returns home each summer. Can she overcome her fears and allow love
back into her life? All she has to do is Just Say Yes to the one and only man
she has ever loved.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

If you are looking for a saccharine-sweet second chance romance, then Just Say Yes is worth the read. Pro hockey player Scott is back home in Alaska for the summer after his team wins the Stanley Cup. When he runs into his teenage sweetheart, Becca, whom he’s never gotten over Scott becomes determined to win her back. As it turns out, Becca has never stopped loving him, either, and regrets that she ended things at all in the first place.

Just Say Yes is a fluffy story — there’s not really any drama, and no angst as far as Scott and Becca reuniting. The story is more about whether or not they can make their relationship work long-distance, and I easily read it in a single day (in between work and parenting duties). I found some of the dialog rather unnatural, and there were a lot of unnecessary minute details (like “I got a glass of water. I sat back down.”) that I felt added more to the word count of the novel than the actual plot of the story. But rating the book on the story alone, I’d still give it a 4. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.


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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music. 
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Teaser: Racer, by Katy Evans

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Racer, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is coming September 28th!!!

A bad boy with something to prove.

A woman with a mission.

The race of their lives.

The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep…

but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Royal Pain, by Tracy Wolff

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He’s a womanizer. He’s cocky. He’s not exactly a prince. Only he technically is. Meet your new royal obsession in this addictive novel from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff.

Being rich opens a lot of doors. When you’re rich and royal, those doors lead to a new bedroom every night. I should know. The tabloids call me His Royal Hotness, Prince Kian of Wildemar. Women across the world see me as a naughty fairy tale, an image I’m happy to indulge. As the spare to the heir, I’m the prince with none of the power . . . and all of the perks.

Then my twin brother is kidnapped, and suddenly I’m the one who could be king. The crown chasers start circling—and yet it’s a luscious waitress who catches my eye. With a smart mouth and the curves to back it up, Savannah Breslin is as brazen as I’d expect an American commoner to be.

But Savvy’s not interested in playing Cinderella. As sexy as she is, she’s no stranger to heartbreak. Besides, a nice guy wouldn’t drag her into all the drama that comes along with royalty. Lucky I’m not a nice guy. And, as it turns out, I might not even be her first prince. . . .

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

This was the first book I’ve read by Tracy Wolff, and I really enjoyed it! Royal Pain was a great start to what I imagine is a duet, as Garrett needs to get his own story ASAP!

Kian and Savvy were likeable, relatable characters — even if he is a cocky, playboy prince! I love a royals/commoner tale, and this one had the added bonus of the spare being forced to become the heir when his twin brother is kidnapped. Add in the twist that Savvy dated Garrett first, years ago, and it became a real page-turner for me!

I received an advanced copy from Random House Loveswept and voluntarily left a review.

 

 

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Taking What Is Mine, by Abby Brooks & Will Wright

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Raising cattle is hard work, but Chet Wilde’s been doing it since he was a boy. It’s the kind of grind that takes a toll on a man and reveals who he is, deep down. What kind of man is Chet? He may just be the last real cowboy. He carries himself with a quiet dignity that commands respect from everyone he meets. Lately though, Chet’s started wondering if there’s more to life than work.

Christy Harris hoped moving halfway across the country would help her escape the problems in her life. Namely, her abusive boyfriend, Mark. Not willing to let go that easy, Mark follows her west, determined to maintain control over every aspect of her life. Christy’s at her wits end, and is losing hope of ever being happy.

After a chance encounter brings them together, the chemistry between Chet and Christy is undeniable. When Chet witnesses Mark’s abusive nature, he’s not the kind of man to sit idly by.

Is Christy ready to recognize the difference between control and protection? Will Chet’s feelings for her be too much? Or, will she accept the same truth he already has? They’re meant to be together.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Taking What Is Mine is a wonderful story of finding love again written by a husband and wife. I’ve read several books by Abby Brooks, and was thrilled to get this collaboration with her better half. Chet and Christy are such a sweet couple, and the way he stands up and shows up for her as she’s trying to get out of an abusive relationship is absolutely endearing.

Chet shows over and over again how different he is from Christy’s crazy ex, Mark, and it’s not just because he’s a rancher! Chet is thoughtful and pensive, and is the type of guy who only speaks when he has something important to say. So when he voices his opinion about what Christy deserves, she listens!

I can’t wait to see what Brooks and Wright come up with for the rest of the men in the Wilde family! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: One More Thing, by Lilliana Anderson

 

 

 

Title: One More Thing
A 47 Things Novel
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Blurb
I never asked to slip on a piece of gum then fall in
love with a man who would die before the ink was dry on our marriage
certificate.

But that’s what fate had in store for me. It broke me. I vowed I’d never fall
in love again.

Five years later, fate had one more thing planned. It wanted to play around in
my life again. Its tool? Another blasted stick of gum. Same place, only this
time, it was Jude Baker, a university lecturer, who slipped on the gum.

Despite being a pacifist, Jude wasn’t particularly happy about having gum stuck
to his shoe and made his distaste abundantly clear.

But that stick of gum was the catalyst to a series of events where our paths
would continue to cross. There would be a broken nose, a fractured hand, a cat
on a lead and a crashed corporate Christmas party that would align our hearts
and make me realise that I wanted to be happy again.

But there would also be tears. Many, many tears. Because falling in love
was never easy, especially when you were still in love with another man.

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Sob-Worthy Stars

THIS BOOK! This book was everything I hoped for for Sarah Lohan in the sequel to 47 Things.

47 Things is a book I’ve read so many times in the last two years. I recommend it constantly, despite the fact that it’s a complete sobfest. And I still cry with every re-read. So I had my tissues ready when I tore into One More Thing, and I am so glad that I had them readily available, because Anderson writes just as many tear-worthy moments in Sarah’s second story as she did in the first.

OMT was a perfect tribute to Tyler and Sarah’s epic romance, combined with the brutal decision of letting go your first love and moving on with your life to open yourself up to love again. The moment that Sarah meets Jude is so perfect, you just KNOW that Tyler had something to do with it. Little by little, their friendship grows, and Sarah’s emotions are all over the place as she goes back and forth between wanting to spend time with Jude, but feeling like she was betraying Tyler at the same time. Add into the mix sweet little Ty, and Sarah’s guilt was compounded as she witnessed her son form a bond with Jude that he’d never have with his own father.

I loved how this story wasn’t just about Sarah struggling with letting go of Tyler and allowing herself to be happy again with Jude. It was also very much about Jude battling his demons and putting them to rest so he could be happy again in his life, with Sarah. Together, they heal each other’s hearts and soothe each other’s souls. Together, they learn to LIVE life again rather than just walk through the motions.

Sprinkled throughout the chapters are entries from Tyler’s journal, beautifully tying together the first book with the second. And the ceremony when Tyler’s entire “family” gathers together to scatter his ashes? I really think I cried harder then than I had when his heart stopped beating to begin with.

One More Thing is an absolute gut-wrenching, emotional read in the very best way. I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Bestselling
Author of the Beautiful Series, Drawn, and 47 Things, Lilliana has always loved
to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has
to offer.
Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance revolving around her
authentically Aussie characters with all the quirks you’d expect from those
born Down Under.

Lilliana believes the world should know Australia for more than just its
beaches and outback. Book after book, she successfully brings to life city and
suburban characters much to her readers’ delight.

When she isn’t writing, she wears the hat of ‘wife and mother’ to her husband
and four children.

Before
Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied
humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at
university.
Originally from Sydney’s Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet
life in suburban Melbourne.

 

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