Lies Jane Austen Told Me – Julie Wright

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– Julie Wright

Genre : Contemporary romance
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Lies Jane Austen Told Me is the first book I read by author Julie Wright. I didn’t know what to expect when I started it but wasn’t disappointed. This was a great, entertaining contemporary romance and I enjoyed reading it. Also, I absolutely love the cover of this one!

♥ The story 

Lies Jane Austen Told Me : Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she’s been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.
But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she’s good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake’s younger brother, Lucas.

Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate.

What she can’t understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake’s arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him. It isn’t until Lucas reveals to Emma that he was adopted into the Hampton family that she begins to understand his loyalty to Blake as well as his devotion to the child April-she is Lucas’s biological niece.
Emma opens up to Lucas about the feelings of abandonment she has harbored ever since she was a child and her mother left the family. As she helps Lucas deal with his past demons, she is able to exorcise some of her own.
Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it’s time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it’s time for him to love her back.

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Exploited – A. Meredith Walters (Zero Day #1)

exploited-a. meredith waltersExploited
– A. Meredith Walters

Genre : Suspens, Contemporary romance, New Adult 
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I started Exploited by A. Meredith Walters a month ago. But I had a really hard time getting into the story so I put it down then picked it back up only a few days ago. And when I reached chapter 6, I just couldn’t stop.

♥ The story 

Exploited tells the story of Hannah, an IT employee by day and a hacker by night. She has a mission and refuses to be stopped. That’s why she decides to get close to the FBI agent who’s on her case. So she can know if they’re close to finding out her hidden identity. What she hasn’t planned is falling for the said agent : Mason.

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The Score – Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus series #3)

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The Score
Elle Kennedy

Genre : Sports romanceNew-AdultContemporary romance

Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3 | Book 4

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I absolutely loved The Deal when I first read it. I liked the main characters but not only. The whole hockey team, the great group dynamic. Elle Kennedy has created such endearing characters, it’s so hard to let go of the books. So I dived into the The Mistake and it was good as well. But from the very first book of the series I was waiting for this. Waiting for Dean’s story and… Elle Kennedy didn’t disappoint.

♥ Thank you 

I remember pre-ordering this book in October-November after reading The Deal and The Mistake. I couldn’t wait for it, because since the very first book I absolutely loved Dean and desperately wanted to read his story. Generally, when I’m this excited , I fear I might be disappointed as my expectations are really high. In December, I had the great surprise of receiving an ARC for this book (and I thank Elle Kennedy and her publisher for it again). So I dived into it right away and I couldn’t put it down until I had finished. This book was everything I expected and so much more.

♥ General impression 

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Royal Pain – Tracy Wolff (His Royal Hotness #1)

royal pain tracy wolff-laylareads Royal Pain
– Tracy Wolff

Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult
Rating : ♥♥♥♥

Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff is book 1 of His Royal Hotness series. It’s my first time reading something by this author. I liked the blurb and I was expecting a nice read but it turned out to be a great one and a pleasant surprise!

♥ The story 

Kian is the second son of the Royal Family of Wildemar. He’s always had a carefree attitude and enjoyed all the perks of being a royal and didn’t bother with the responsibilities. However, when his twin and older brother, Crown Prince Garrett of Wildemar is kidnapped, Kian is forced to step into his role. The pressure is real but a chance encounter with a mysterious and fascinating waitress will make him see things differently.

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The Final Score – Jaci Burton (Play by Play – Book 13)

the-final-score-jaci-burton-laylareads The Final Score
– Jaci Burton

Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult, Sport romance
Rating : ♥♥♥♥

My review : The Final Score by Jaci Burton is a friends to lovers kind of story so…needless to say, I’m in! You must know by now that I can’t stay away from this theme. I just love it. I could read 100+ books with the same theme and still want more. This is my first book by this author and I’m really glad I got to read her work.

 

♥ The story 

Nathan and Mia have been best friends for years. Today, they need each other more than ever as they’re facing stressful life changes. Nathan is taking his father’s place as quarterback for his former team and has a lot of pressure as everyone expects him to live up to his father’s reputation. And Mia is starting her own sports management company. They both need stress relief but more importantly they need each other’s support. Throw in that they try to resist each other in order not to ruin their friendship and we’re in for a lot of sexual tension and hot talks.

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