Monday, December 21, 2015

Review: The Lessons by Elizabeth Brown; The Wrong Billionaire's Bed by Jessica Clare; and Cheaters Anonymous by Lacey Silks

Title: The Lessons
Author: Elizabeth Brown
Published: July 20th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Things weren’t exactly going according to my Plan, so I did what most Americans do when confronted with a problem : I hired someone else to fix it.

Except ‘it’ was my virginity.

And that ‘someone else’ was a sex surrogate.

I should have known the answer wouldn’t be that simple.

My Thoughts:

The Lessons is a surprisingly captivating story that had me hooked more than I thought I would be. Natalie and Ryan have a connection, not to mention chemistry that is off the charts. Their relationship is of a different nature than the usual kind you find in a contemporary romance, but I loved the unique nature and how the two of them interact with each other in and out of the bedroom. There was something inherently sweet about the pairing of Natalie and Ryan, so much so that I didn't want the story to end. And when it did end, it felt very satisfying. All in all, the story was full of all the swoons and all the heartwarming love you could want. I'm very intrigued now to see what else Elizabeth Brown has in store for the next book in the Off Limits series, The Rules!

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Title: The Wrong Billionaire's Bed
Author: Jessica Clare
Published: October 15th 2013
Source: Purchased
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Audrey Petty’s always been the responsible one. The good twin.  Successful, dependable, and trustworthy–that’s Audrey. She’d be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer…except that she’s pretty sure she’s not even on his radar. But when fate (and her chaotic twin) come together, Audrey finds out that she’ll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote cabin retreat. It’s a dream come true…

Until she meets her worst nightmare.

Billionaire playboy Reese Durham is used to seducing women to get what he wants. But when stiff, too-proper Audrey bursts into the private mountain lodge and scares his companion out the door, it’s time for a little revenge. It’s clear that Audrey’s in love with his buddy, Cade…and it’s clear to Reese that blackmailing Audrey with this information can get her to agree to just about anything. Like furtive kisses in the dark, or a secret rendezvous in the woods. Audrey may think she knows what she wants, but Reese is determined to show her what she needs.

And as Reese discovers the volatile minx behind the buttoned-up exterior, he starts to think maybe she’s just what he needs, too.

My Thoughts:

I ended up grabbing The Wrong Billionaire's Bed at the store one day because the synopsis intrigued me. I so enjoy stories where the heroine is mistaken on who her hero should be. As I was reading, I could see how much Audrey cares about Cade, but he was indifferent to the depth of her affections. Reese isn't as blind as Cade, and he uses his information to get what he wants: Audrey. I adored how the story played out--all the steam and the unexpected romance. There were also lots of bantering moments, which are some of my favorite aspects in stories like this. Jessica Clare is going to get me addicted to her Billionaire Boys Club novels, that's for sure.

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Title: Cheaters Anonymous
Author: Lacey Silks
Published: April 21st 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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We're both addicted to sex, just not with each other.

High school friends - nothing more.
That was our promise to each other, because let's face it, infidelity spreads like a disease.
Everybody cheats.
Period.
And it's easier to remain friends than hurt the only person you ever cared about - or so we thought.

My Thoughts:

After enjoying the start of Julia and Scar's story in When Things Go Wrong, I was hoping for a lovely continuation of their future in Cheater's Anonymous. There was something about this story that just didn't completely grip me like I anticipated. Don't get me wrong, I adore Julia and Scar as a couple and rooted for them, but some of the things leading up to their ending just didn't settle right. There was too much happening in the story, but I will admit that Julia and Scar's romance (and heat) was what redeemed the book enough for me to enjoy it in the end.

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4 comments:

  1. Well it sounds like you enjoyed most of them. That's good! I love when a book you weren't expecting to be great turns out amazing!

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    1. Oh yeah! I definitely love it when that happens. :)

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  2. I really enjoyed Clare's book. She writes great billionaires and such fun stories :D Brown looks interesting. I'd not heard of her yet.

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    1. I can't wait to read more by Clare. :)

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