Review of ‘Cameron’s rules’ by Baxter Brown.

After an accidental meeting in which writer Julie Carter spills coffee on corporate lawyer Cameron Kassen’s clothes, Julie gets hooked and invites her on a date. But Cameron lives in Toronto and Julie in San Diego and the distance between them isn’t just physical…

One of the issues I have with this book is that, in my opinion, it is marketed completely wrong. I have three reasons to support my argument: first, it is under the romance category while it should have been categorised as general fiction. Second, the cover suggests a light read which is completely the opposite. Third, the book blurb is misleading, again suggesting a playfulness that this novel lacks. Read More »

Review of ‘Calendar girl’ by Georgia Beers.

Addison Fairchild runs a division of Fairchild Enterprises, her mother’s multimillion-dollar company and is one of the candidates to get the CEO position when her mother retires. That is, if she can cope with the stress and huge workload associated with her current job. Her mother forces Addison to hire an assistant, Katie Cooper, who is cheerful, too helpful and gorgeous. After some initial hostility, their business relationship starts to change into something else. Will Addison and Katie have a future together?

Georgia Beers excels at writing office romances, ‘Too close to touch’ being a prime example. The author portrays well the sexy power play in business and the sexual temptation in some boss-assistant relationships. ‘Calendar girl’ is not an exception. Like ‘Too close to touch’it also features some family drama, in this case, Katie’s father battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The book is written in third person from the point of view of both main characters with a few excerpts from the pov of Katie’s best friend and Addison’s sister. The mains have great chemistry and the intimate scenes are hot, with some great role reversal. The story has funny moments and also heartbreaking ones. Nothing surprising here as Ms. Beers is a seasoned author. There are some passing references to her previous books such as ‘Blend’ and the Puppy Love Romance series which readers will appreciate.

My main issue with this book is that the conflict and resolution feels a bit rushed and forced. The Alzheimer’s disease subplot is, for my liking, left hanging a bit. In my opinion, it had much more potential for development. I think that Ms. Beers’ fans will be satisfied with this book but maybe not thrilled. We all know her potential that’s why this novel is a bit disappointing.

Overall, an ok read with some good moments. Recommended for office romance fans. 3.5 stars.

ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Review of ‘Unforgettable’ by Elle Spencer.

This book presents two romantic novellas with characters who are unforgettable for different reasons. In ‘Forget her not’ Samantha King is a straight art dealer that wakes up naked in bed with a woman and she doesn’t remember anything about it. She is compelled to know what happened that night of her first and only lesbian experience but, is it just curiosity?

This is my favourite of the two stories, I like that the concept is so original. The two main characters are well rounded and very realistic, specially Sam, who is a very complicated and multi-layered character. The dialogues are natural sounding and their chemistry is off the charts. The story is sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking and it has the right amount of angst and drama. Overall, 4.5 stars.

In ‘Forget her never’, Abby Dunn has a one night stand with gorgeous and sexy Kendall Squires who is everything Abby dreams of. Their attraction is undeniable but Kendall is married and that night together should be left in the past. If only they can forget each other…

This is an age gap romance with a bit of infidelity and a lot of drama. Even though I connected with the main characters and their chemistry is hot, the plot doesn’t seem to flow so well and part of the conflict feels a bit forced. There are at least four different points of view which were in my opinion unnecessary. The twists and turns, the angst and anguish were too much for me. However, readers who love their romances with loads of drama might enjoy it much more. Overall, 3.5 stars.

All in all, a very good and entertaining read. 4 stars.

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