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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Kulti – Mariana Zapata (Romance Obsessed Book Club – #1)

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– Mariana Zapata

Genre : Sports romance, Contemporary romance, New Adult 
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I had never heard of Mariana Zapata before but this book was our November read in our Romance Obsessed Book Club. For those of you who don’t know about it, I’m putting the details below. If you’re interested, you should come and join us, it is really fun to share recommendations and talk books with people who are as passionate as you are. Also, we are voting for our December read at the moment so it is the perfect time to join ! 🙂

Romance Obsessed Book Club
Romance Obsessed Book Club
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A book club for all romance readers!We pick a book to read every month and then at the end of the month we will discuss about what we read. Okay, let’s be honest. We’ll be fangirling about our new book boyfriends ♥️

If that seems like something you would like, feel free to join us!
There are no hard and fast rules here. We understand that life gets busy so it’s absolutely okay if you can’t participate every month.
We created this group just to have a safe place where we can be our own bookish self and enjoy what we love doing the most!!!

Hope you decide to join, we love having our bookish family grow. ♥️

Happy reading!! xx

Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/romanceobsessedbookclub/

 

♥ The story 

Kulti by Mariana Zapata tells the story of Sal, a passionate soccer player, as her life is turned upside down by the arrival of the man she admired most her whole life. When Reiner Kulti, international soccer star, is appointed as coach to Sal‘s team, she discovers he’s nothing like she thought he was. He’s rude and seems not to care about anyone but himself. But as they get to know each other on a more personal level, things starts to get interesting.

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

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– 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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Books I recommend but never reviewed – #1 : Enemies to lovers

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Hello dear and amazing readers ! 🙂

I keep chatting about books everywhere lately and absolutely loving it. Be it on Instagram or Goodreads (by the way, if you feel like it, join me there for endless discussions and mutual recommendations of books).

While doing so, I kept thinking of how many books I absolutely loved and kept recommending but never properly reviewed, be it here or on Goodreads.

So I thought to gather them by theme in blog posts. I’m thinking of making them into a series : Books I recommend but never reviewed, that I’ll post every week, on Mondays (Gosh, I hope I will really commit to this and not say it but do nothing).

What I’ll be writing are not full and detailed reviews, but more like mini-reviews (at least, I’ll try to make them short). So I’ll put the GR links to the books so you can check the detailed summary.

Please tell me if the format is okay or if you have any suggestions on how I can make it enjoyable for you. Also tell me if those kind of posts would interest you 🙂

So here’s my Top 5 of the enemies-to-lovers trope :

#1

The Hating Game – Sally Thorne
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This is one of my favorite romantic comedy in the world! If anyone asks me for a good book in the enemies-to-lovers or office-romance category, this is the first one that comes to my mind. Joshua and Lucy work in the same office, right across from each other and play all kinds of games which has the same goal : making clear how much they hate the other.

Lucy is this really short, people-pleaser, vintage lover woman. Joshua is this really serious, intimidating, and awfully handsome man. But hating someone so Read More

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The Goal – Elle Kennedy (Off-Campus series #4)

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The Goal
– Elle Kennedy

Genre : Sports romance, New Adult, Contemporary romance

Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3 | Book 4
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When I started this series it was with no real expectations. I loved The Deal , liked The Mistake , absolutely LOVED The Score and as excited as I was about The Goal , I didn’t think I would read something better than Dean’s book from that series. But God…Tucker

 

♥ General impression 

From the other books we have a certain image of him, the caring one, the mature one, the sensible one… but the stars of the hockey team took too much of the focus in the previous books for me to have really noticed him. I’m so happy Tucker got his book because it was amazing and it is definitely my favorite.

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