Arm Candy – Jessica Lemmon (Book 2)

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– Jessica Lemmon

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

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My review : I should start by saying Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon is one of the most wonderful story I’ve read in a long time. I just put it down and it’s been a while since I’ve wanted to share my views about a book right away. That says something about how excited I am.

Arm Candy is the first book I read from this author and I’m happy I got to discover her. I’m definitely going to check her other books. The writing in this one was great and I loved how I was hooked from the very beginning, how I couldn’t flip through the pages fast enough. This book was addictive.

♥ The story 

Arm Candy tells the story of Davis, a suit-wearing stock analyst and Gracie, a feisty redhead bartender. Davis is a regular at McGreevy’s, the bar Gracie works in. He sat at his regular seat every evening and they enjoy bantering until he takes home his blonde of the day/week. They’re both attracted to each other and they know it but a past full of pain prevents them from acting on it. Hence, why they banter instead.

From the very start of this book, you can sense the strong connection between Gracie and Davis. Their every interaction is fun, full of sexual tension but also holds a subtle, deeper affection. Everything flows from there. Grace bets him he can’t change his habit of dating only blondes and well, Davis can’t turn down a challenge.

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Dating you / Hating you – Christina Lauren

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Dating you / Hating you
Christina Lauren

Genre : New-AdultContemporary romanceRomantic comedies
Notation : ♥♥♥♥♥

My review : I don’t think anyone has escaped the craze around Dating you / Hating you’s release by Christina Lauren. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and when I did, I read it in one go. I didn’t sleep for an entire night to finish it. It was that good.

 

In general 

First, I’ll have to say I’m so pleasantly surprised by this book. I’ve loved all their previous series (some books more than others). However, I didn’t expect something like Dating you / Hating you. It was something else entirely and still, you could feel it was Christina Lauren. Their humor is there, their endearing characters as well but the subject is way more serious. I found that their characters were so well thought, the story was more mature. This book is really a favorite. Well done to those wonderful authors who succeeded in writing something a bit different from what they’re used to and doing it amazingly!

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Sunset in Central Park – Sarah Morgan

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 Sunset in Central Park
Sarah Morgan
Genre :
 Contemporary Romance
Rating : ♥♥♥♥

My review :

In general 

Sarah Morgan has always been a go-to author for me. Her stories are the perfect mix between sweet and sexy and I’m always sure of spending a good time with one of her books. This was again the case with “Sunset in Central Park“.

What I liked

  • Frankie : I loved Frankie’s character. Her cynicism made me laugh out loud and I found it so realistic. I liked her vulnerability, her loyalty towards her friends and people she loves, the fact that she wasn’t aware she was capable of trusting and loving someone and how strong she really is. I found her character really touching.
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Friends without Benefits – Penny Reid

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Friends without Benefits
Penny Reid

Genre : New-AdultRomance Contemporaine
Rating : ♥♥♥

My review : 

Today, I’m talking about my last read : Friends without Benefits by Penny ReidThis is my first book from this author and I have to say that this has never happened to me : hating a book as much as I loved it.  

At first I was sure I was giving it a 1 star rating. I didn’t like Elizabeth at all. I found her issue with Nico to be a bit repetitive and didn’t like her reaction. I didn’t get how she dealt with it and I found it so unbelievable, it was ridiculous everytime she explained it.

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The Deal – Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus series #1)

the deal - elle kennedyThe Deal  – Elle Kennedy
Genre : Romance sportNew-AdultRomance ContemporaineComédie Romantique
Rating : ♥♥♥♥

My review :

« The Deal » or the most endearing book from the « University romance » genre ! Book one from the Off-campus serie is according to me the perfect illustration of the expression « feeling in love while reading ».

I have to admit that at the 5 first pages I was doubtful. We learned outright about the traumatic event that scarred our female character and I immediately thought there would be a lot of unnecessary drama. Then, the hero appears and I thought of the cliché of the good-looking football captain who’s full of himself. Well, guess what ? It was that…but so much more !!! (Fisrt, because he was a hockey captain and not a football one…yeah, that’s definitely not the same thing…duh.)

Garrett is confident (a little too much sometimes) but so funny and endearing. Hannah is strong, humble and smart. They’re both talented and determined. Elle Kennedy created characters with such depth and realism that I never wanted the story to end. The remarkable thing the author did in writing this book I think is : taking a « deja-vu » scenario and turning it into something entirely unique.

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