Jessica Peterson can truly take tropes that make me nervous or ones that I don’t like and turn them into something so beautiful. And she did that with the virgin trope in The Troublemaker.
Category: Friends to Lovers
At the halfway point, I was obsessed with him. Felt a lot like Rosie with her crush on Fitz and I found myself smiling and giggling in places, because how on earth does Teagan do this with every book?
Truth be told, I didn’t know I wanted a Jeffrey book, but once Harlow James announced that it was coming, it was all I wanted. He was the quintessential best friend in book one who then made amusing appearances through the course of the rest of the books. I loved his fluffy and honest personality in whatever little bits we saw of him. But nothing could have prepared me for how charming and endearing Jeffrey would be, or how honest and kind he’d come across as. I truly enjoyed this book and loved every minute he and Ariel spent together!
I have a very soft corner for all of Carrie Aarons’ books and this one was no different. It’s a second chance romance between two people who were once married and have been divorced for seven years while trying to co-parent and just exist in the same world without letting it break them even further. Sophie and Levi were so great and Hart was fantastic.
After enjoying the first book in the series and meeting Brady Banks for the first time, I was really excited to see what happened with his book. It was fun and cute, and Piper Rayne have a good way of introducing you to all the other guys who are getting books in the series and making you love them in the process.
Harlow James’ Ladies Who Brunch series is made up of the most amazing friendships ever. That’s the thing I love most about these books. The four women who spend their Sundays drinking and talking and having a good time are truly such an incredible group. And then you add in fantastic steam, entertaining humour and gorgeous men; you have a series that will keep you hooked!
Much like the first book of the Bower Boys series, this one had me swooning and cheering and laughing and crying all at the same time. Kelly Siskind has a masterful way of writing these kinds of stories, with heroes who have baggage that they struggle to overcome and heroines who are powerful and empathetic at the same time.
“Naughty List” by Melanie A. Smith is part of the Mine This Winter anthology that features sixteen other authors writing about love during the holidays. While you don’t have to read Tough Love to enjoy this little novella, I’ll be honest…knowing everything about Mia and Nate before reading about Joanie’s sexcapades was definitely a bonus.
Hannah Bonam-Young is one of those writers that could probably write a book about what goes into making paper, and it would still be the best thing ever written. I read and loved Next of Kin earlier this year, so obviously I knew I was going to love this one as well. And, I already love all of the stories she hasn’t written yet.
It was fun, lighthearted for the most part, it had a fun meet-cute and great family dynamics (if you ignore both her parents and his biological dad). There’s also a pet chicken involved and while I loved the scenes with Chick-Chick, I feel like she took over a lot of the story.