Katy Regnery – Anyone but Alex (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Anyone but Alex by Katy Regnery

Series: The English Brothers #3
Source: Review by Request
ARC Provided by the Author
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

“Anyone but Alex” is the third of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Sort of. Barrett and Fitz are officially off the market, Alex has sampled every piece of available ass from Rittenhouse Square to the Liberty Bell, Stratton can’t seem to see what’s right in front of him, and don’t even get me started on Alex Pettyfer look-alike, Weston…)

Alex English, the well-known man whore of the country club set, has always preferred to play the field, eschewing a chance with Miss Right for a satisfying quickie with Miss Right-Now. But after seeing his two older brothers take the plunge, something has been aching inside of Alex, and no amount of casual sex seems to fill the void in his heart.

Jessica Winslow, whose older brothers are best friends with the English brothers, has returned home from a fifteen-year stay in England, only to find herself face-to-face with her childhood crush, Alex English, on her first night home. She’s heard all the rumors, but Jessie remembers the older boy who was so kind to her as a child, and can’t help reaching out to Alex in friendship.

Between disapproving brothers, scheming exes, and the biggest business deal of English & Sons’ illustrious history, Alex and Jessie’s budding romance is going to be put to the test. The question is…will it be strong enough to be their happily-ever-after?

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Katy Regnery does it again – This is a fabulous romance!

“…Our experiences help shape who we are, but they don’t define us.”

It somehow managed to be both sweeter and hotter than the previous books… I’m not sure how that happened, since all of The English Brothers books have been blissfully sweet romances with a touch of steam, but there you have it!

Maybe it’s just Alex… I was told “There was something wrong with Alex English.”
…but trust me, there’s something very right about this particular English brother…

ALEX

This girl – this rare, exceptional woman – made him, Alex English, the manwhore, the Casanova, the womanizing playboy… helpless. So goddamned helpless.

Alex has had the dubious pleasure of watching his two older brothers get engaged to the women of their dreams. Meanwhile, he’s been drowning himself in endless hookups with most of the women in Philadelphia. He’s earned a reputation and a nickname: The Professor – As in, he can school anyone in how to pick up women.

He’s got some deep issues with commitment, so his reputation hasn’t been much of a problem – the women he hooks up with know exactly what they’re going to get: A handful of orgasms, a nice brunch, and nothing more…

But there’s something wrong with Alex English. Watching his brothers fall in love has him thinking he needs to make some changes in his life… maybe… but he wasn’t an any hurry until one woman offered him something different: friendship…

JESSIE

She was an injection of something fresh and new when his life felt so flat and empty […] He was bewildered by his reaction to her, stunned by the depth of his feelings, grateful to feel so alive, like maybe – just maybe – he could someday be worthy of someone as lovely as Jessica Winslow.

Jessie grew up in the same affluent neighborhood as the English Family, she and her older brothers played with (and against) the English brothers for as long as she can remember. She’s spent the last twelve years living in London with her mother, but she’s back in Philadelphia for the holidays.

She hasn’t been back in the states for more than 24 hours before she locks eyes with this notorious playboy – and her childhood crush – in the lobby of her brother’s condo building.

It’s all fun and games until your man-whore friend sets his sights on your sister… Jessie hears the message from her bothers loud and clear: Their baby sister can date “Anyone but Alex English”…

For the first time Alex could remember, sex on its own wasn’t enough. He wanted – no, he needed – something more.

There’s a lot of steam in this story, but it’s backed up by sweet romance.

Jessie & Alex have a lot of obstacles to face:
– The Winslow Brothers are vehemently against the pair,
– English & Sons has a huge business deal on the line with the Winslows,
– There are scores of jealous lovers out to warn Jessie away from Alex,
– And Jessie goes back home to London in two months…

These two have all the warmth and familiarity of childhood friends, and that’s strengthened by the “getting to know you” pleasures of mature and intelligent adults who haven’t seen each other in fifteen years.

And when they get together – wow – there’s something to be said for unleashing a reformed Lothario who has the sexual expertise necessary to keep a woman satisfied…

I’m eagerly awaiting the last two books in this series – I think I have a little crush on Stratton English, the awkward bookworm of the family…

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Anyone but Alex

Alex pressed the elevator call button, then turned to look at the opulent lobby as he waited.

Gold-gilded mirrors made the space look even larger and grander as objects multiplied into eternity. Objects like an ornate lamp sconce, a silk brocaded loveseat, or the delectable curve of a woman’s bare back in a black satin evening gown. Delighted by such an appealing distraction, Alex turned around slowly, his eyes sweeping past the sconce and loveseat to the woman on the far side of the room. She was tall and thin, and the very simple, sleek lines of her dress showed every curve: of her waist, her hips, her tight, round ass. The low V of the draped back cut-out stopped at the base of her spine, and he followed the line back up to her neck, which was swan-like: long and elegant. Her jet-black hair, the same color as the dress, was long enough to be worn over one shoulder, the thick, shiny strands waving uniformly, void of any decoration.

            From behind, she was a goddess, and as the elevator rang to announce its arrival, Alex ignored it, staring at the back of the stunning creature who held a black coat over one arm, looking out the plate glass window onto the rain-soaked sidewalk, as though waiting for someone to find her.

            “Alex? Alex English?”

            Alex whipped his head to the voice coming out of the elevator and was surprised to see his good friend, Cameron Winslow, step toward him wearing a tux and a cheerful smile.

            “Hell, I thought that was you!”

            “Cam. Good to see you.” Alex cleared his throat, darting a quick look at the woman by the window, who hadn’t turned around, before looking back at his old friend. “What are you doing here?”

            Cam reached out his hand and took Alex’s in a hearty shake. “Didn’t you know? I moved here. I bought a condo upstairs.”

            “I had no idea.”

            Cam grinned, nodding. “Closer to work. Closer to fun, eh, Professor?”

            “It’s a great neighborhood,” said Alex, holding back a cringe at his college nickname. “I’m just around the corner.”

            “The old make-out pad, eh?”

            “You know me,” said Alex, by rote, knowing the words were expected.

            “Yes, I do, and I thank God I wasn’t born a woman.”

            “Not that I’d bang your ugly mug if you were.”

            “I don’t know how you do it.”

            Lately, I don’t. Not like I used to.

He forced a well-known Alex English smirk. “I love the ladies, Cam. Have to keep them happy.”

            Cam chuckled. “Hey, did you get my message about squash the Thursday after next?”

“After Thanksgiving? No. Are we still on?”

“As long as you’re up for an ass-whipping. Chris wants to play too, so I suggested doubles. Can you get Fitz or Stratton on board?”

“I’ll work on it.”

“Great.” Cam looked around the lobby for a moment, then, after catching sight of the girl in black by the window, returned his glance to Alex. The change in his face was unmistakable, shifting from congenial to wary on a dime. “Well, I guess I better be going.”

            Alex raised an eyebrow flicking his chin toward the goddess. “Is she with you?”

            Cam’s eyes narrowed just a touch. “In a manner of speaking.”

            “What manner might that be?”

            “It’s not like that,” said Cam sharply, and Alex heard the warning in his friend’s voice. Cam’s lips tightened to a straight line as he looked at the girl and then back at Alex. “You don’t recognize her?”

            Alex shrugged. “Should I?”

            “No,” grunted Cam, looking increasingly annoyed. “It doesn’t matter. Hands off. She’s not for you.”

            “Protective, aren’t we, Winslow? Why not let the lady decide?”

            “No, Alex. Not this lady,” said Cam in warning, which surprised Alex, because if she was Cam’s girlfriend, Cam should have just said that, but he hadn’t.

            “What makes this one so special?” asked Alex.

            Cam’s eyes were icy as he stared at Alex, never dropping his friend’s eyes as he called, “Jessica!” in the girl’s direction.

            Alex looked away from Cam to watch the goddess turn around slowly. If Alex had been rendered almost speechless by the perfection of her back, the wind was knocked out of him as he caught sight of her face.

Her black hair curled down over her shoulder in soft waves, but she pushed it back as she stepped toward Cameron. Her skin was so light and flawless that her bowed, red-painted lips drew his eyes like a beacon, and when she smiled, his heart stopped beating for just a second, as if stunned or disbelieving. He raised his gaze to her eyes and found himself captivated by a green so clear and impossible, it made her eyes sparkle like emeralds behind long, dark lashes. She gazed with warmth at Cameron Winslow, the lucky bastard, as she moved gracefully across the marble floor. Out of respect for his friend’s claim on her, Alex was careful not to drop his eyes hungrily to her body, but peripherally, he could see her breasts, high and full, pushed against the thick satin of her dress. The deep V-plunge in the neckline meant the valley between her breasts was on full, luscious display, and his fingers twitched with longing by his sides, the word touch, touch, touch circling around his head like a magic spell.

            His mouth watered as she came closer, bringing with her the scent of tea rose. She cocked her head to the side and her eyes widened in recognition as she looked at Alex. Something pinged in his memory, but his mind was at sixes and sevens, blown away by her beauty, unable to process that yes, she did look a little familiar to him.

            Stopping next to Cameron, she grinned back at Alex merrily.

“Jessica,” said Cam tightly, “I don’t know if you’ll remember–”

            “Alex English,” she said in a lightly accented voice. “Of course.”

            No doubt noting the blank expression on his face, she laughed softly. “But I am fairly certain he doesn’t remember me.”

            “I … I’m so sorry I don’t–”

            Alex’s brain had ceased working the moment she’d turned around, but he was suddenly struck again by the brilliance of her eyes, and flicking a quick glance to Cameron, he realized the color was almost the same. Oh, my God. She’s—You’re—

            “By George, I think he’s got it!”

            “Jessica,” murmured Alex. “Jessie? Jessie Winslow?”

            “The very same,” she answered, chuckling again.

            “The last time I saw you, you were seven-years-old…”

            “Nine.”

            Fourteen years ago.

Without thinking, he dropped his eyes from her face to the creamy skin of her neck, following the graceful line of her throat to her breasts, still lower, down to her waist—

            “Alex,” warned Cam with genuine menace, making Alex’s neck snap back up. “If you don’t stop checking out my little sister, God help me, it’ll be the last thing you ever do.”

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Katy Regnery, Amazon bestselling author, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.

As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of six Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. When Katy’s fans asked her to turn up the heat, she wrote the New Adult/Adult Contemporary hybrid romance, Playing for Love at Deep Haven, which offered steamier romance to her readers. Katy is also proud to offer The Vixen and the Vet, a standalone romance that benefitted Operation Mend, an organization that helps heal the returning wounded of our armed services. The English Brothers is Katy’s second series and first indie series.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

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Katy Regnery – Falling for Fitz (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Falling for Fitz by Katy Regnery

Series: The English Brothers #2
Source: Review by Request
Copy Provided by the Author
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

“Falling for Fitz” is the second of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are absolutely not on the look-out for love.

(Except Barrett, who fell in love when he was eight-years-old. And Fitz, who met the girl of his dreams at nineteen. And maybe even Weston, who just doesn’t know it yet.)

Fitz English and Daisy Edwards fell in love during one magical summer when they were teenagers. When something tragic happens at the end of the summer, Daisy tells Fitz she never wants to see him again. Despite his feelings for her, he respects her wishes and for almost a decade Fitz and Daisy go their separate ways.

Almost ten years later, when Daisy moves home to Philadelphia, they meet again, and both are shocked to discover that the feelings they had that summer are just as deep and real today. There’s a little snag, however. It seems that Daisy is engaged to someone else, and she’s come home to get married.

Can Fitz get Daisy to fall for him all over again before it’s too late? Only if Daisy can learn to trust the man who shattered her heart once upon a time.

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A feel-good romance for lovers of second chances…

Their relationship had been built on summer magic. They’d enjoyed each other in that breathless, racing, exhilaration of a fast roller-coaster on a hot summer night. Watching each other with smoldering looks, holding hands, kissing, touching, learning about each other’s bodies, only stopping to share their hopes and dreams…

All of the FEELS with this one…

FITZ

“…From where you’re sitting I probably look like the most impulsive person on the face of the earth. But, I’m not. It’s not my nature. It’s you, Daisy. You’re this place in my life where I can be spontaneous and a little wild and… I don’t know. Free. Yeah, You make me feel free.”

Fitz is the pragmatic second oldest English Brother, known for his quiet and reserved demeanor.
He doesn’t break the rules,
He isn’t wild or crazy,
He doesn’t make rash decisions,
He never gets into trouble…

Except for one summer in his youth while he was under the influence of Daisy Edwards…

DAZE

If she intended to keep her sanity, being with Fitz physically simply wasn’t an option. Though she’d never been Miss Right for Fitz English, if the heat in his eyes told her anything, it assured her that Miss Right Now was up for grabs. But, despite her loneliness, Daisy wasn’t interested in being anyone’s Miss Right Now. Not even Fitz Enligh’s.

Daisy is the cousin of Emily Edwards. Those who read Breaking Up with Barrett might recall that one summer – nine years ago – Daisy & Emily spent an evening getting drunk with the English Bothers. Well, most of the English Brothers, Barrett had to break up the party before they woke the entire affluent neighborhood…

Turns out, there were even more shenanigans going on that summer…
Daisy and Fitz had a whirlwind secret romance going on.

Their young love was all encompassing for one perfect summer.
Unfortunately, their split was catastrophic…

…And one day – one day – they’d find each other again when the time was right. Deep in Daisy’s heart she was sure: this is only the beginning of Fitz and Daisy.

Fast forward nine years and Daisy is back in Philadelphia…
She’s a stunning, mature adult, and her mere proximity throws Fitz into a tailspin… Her proximity AND the fact that she brought her fiance with her!

Within a few minutes of conversation, it all becomes clear: Fritz will do anything it takes to get this woman back.

We learn that these two people have never really gotten over each other – their memories of that summer (and everything which happened after) are filled with heartache and “what if”s and unspoken words…

Every person who has entered their lives since has been judged against that perfect love…

*sigh*
Sounds awfully romantic, doesn’t it?
Well, it is!

I’ve already started the next book, Anyone but Alex – Each of the English Brothers will have their own book by the end of the series… I’m starting to wonder if all of them lost their heart to a childhood crush they’ve never gotten over… As sweet as that is, I really hope that Katy Regnery has some fresh new love in store for one or two of the remaining brothers…

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CHAPTER 1
Falling for Fitz

Fitzpatrick English walked into the ballroom at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, stood in the doorway and sighed. Unlike Barrett, Alex, and Weston, three of his four brothers, who all enjoyed a night out with the best of Main Line society, Fitz wasn’t a huge fan of these sorts of gatherings. All things equal, he’d just as soon be at home watching college football in sweats and drinking a cold beer, but Barrett had insisted he attend.

 “Hello, second-born.”

An arm was suddenly laced through his, and he looked down to find his mother, Eleanora Watters English, beaming at him.

“Evening, Mom.”

“It’s lovely you showed up. I know these things aren’t your favorite.”

Fitz sighed. “Barrett has a way…”

“Barrett had always had a way. However, I will say that the last two months have been void of his usual intensity over business, swapped for his intensity over Emily Edwards. It’s been a refreshing change to see him madly in love with something other than a deal.”

As Eleanora led them through the crowd toward the table Barrett had purchased for them at the Twenty-Third Annual Kindred Hospital Harvest Ball Fundraiser, Fitz caught sight of his older brother. Barrett always looked like James Bond in a tux, to the manor born, while Fitz always felt a bit like an imposter. He knew all the rules of polite society, of course, but it all felt a little stale after so many years of compliance. He longed for something to shake him up as Emily Edwards had shaken up Barrett. Looking ahead, he caught sight of his older brother who had his arm wrapped around Emily’s waist, talking to another couple who had their backs to Fitz. Occasionally Barrett would look down and smile at Emily, and Fitz almost blushed at the intensity in his brother’s gaze. Fitz could barely remember feeling that way about someone. It had only been for such a short time, so long ago, sometimes it felt more like a dream than a brief, caustically significant, part of his life.

“Usual cast of characters tonight?”

“Not exactly. The English have been invaded… by the Edwards,” she said, forced humor thick in her manicured voice. “Emily invited her parents to join us.”

Fitz looked over the heads of a few guests to see Susannah and Felix Edwards sitting at the table. Emily’s father Felix, the head gardener of the family estate, was in an animated conversation with Fitz’s father, Tom, while Emily’s mother, Susannah, spoke tête-à-tête with Weston, who was probably untangling some crisis of the heart with their beloved housekeeper.

“I assume nine and ten are Alex and whomever he brought with him tonight?”

“No, dearest.” Eleanora stopped them a few feet from the table, and turned to look at Fitz, her eyes careful, but searching. “I did say an invasion by the Edwards. Felix and Susannah are practically family these days. They wouldn’t exactly constitute an invasion.”

Fitz stared at his mother’s face, not understanding her meaning. “But there are no other Edwards… Felix, Susannah, and Emily, that’s all—”

Suddenly he jerked his head around to look at the couple Barrett and Emily were talking to. From behind, the woman had long, straight blond hair, just like Emily’s, that ended in the center of her bare back. He narrowed his eyes, squinting, as he made out the light brown birthmark that looked like a heart, right in the center of her lower back, right over the midnight blue silk that covered her perfect ass. He had a sudden, blinding flashback to staring at that birthmark over tiny, bright yellow bikini bottoms, and his heart kicked into a gallop.

“Daisy Edwards,” he murmured, exhaling the contents of his lungs.

As though she heard him or sensed him, Daisy turned her neck, catching sight of him as her chin rested on her shoulder. His heart slammed behind his ribs as she blinked in surprise, and her eyes widened. Their eyes stayed locked on each other, spellbound and greedy, until Emily said something to Daisy, and she turned back quickly to face her cousin. The ten or twelve feet apart from her was suddenly unbearable and as though Fitz was made of iron and she was a magnet, he felt pulled to her in an uncompromising way, compelled to move closer to the force of nature that was Daisy Edwards.

His mother’s arm, still linked with his, stopped him.

“It was a million years ago, Fitz.”

It didn’t feel like a million years ago. Nine years slipped away and suddenly it felt like yesterday.

“It was for the best,” insisted Eleanora.

It didn’t feel like it had been for the best. Not at the time and not now and not every time he thought of her between then and now.

“I thought she was in Oregon,” he said tightly.

“She was. She’s moved back east. Her mother’s passed and her father’s all she has left.”

“She’s moved to Philly? Did you know?”

“No,” replied his mother. “I didn’t even know she was coming tonight. Emily invited her at the last minute when Stratton refused to come.”

His breath caught as Daisy gathered her hair in her hands and twirled it once, then settled it over one shoulder, baring her neck to him. The graceful line made his mouth water, made his fingers twitch, made a hundred buried memories fight for his attention.

“Listen to me, Fitz,” said his mother, leaning closer to his ear. “There’s something else you need to know.”

Fitz tore his eyes from Daisy and looked at his mother, commanded by the seriousness of her tone. “You may not have noticed, but she isn’t alone.”

He whipped his head around and for the first time he noticed that the man standing beside her was holding her hand, with his fingers laced possessively through Daisy’s. His mother’s voice was close to his ear and delivered the words he somehow knew were coming, though it didn’t lessen the impact of the blow.

“She’s come home for another reason, dearest. Daisy’s getting married.”

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Katy Regnery, Amazon bestselling author, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing, from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.

As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of six Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. When Katy’s fans asked her to turn up the heat, she wrote the New Adult/Adult Contemporary hybrid romance, Playing for Love at Deep Haven, which offered steamier romance to her readers. Katy is also proud to offer The Vixen and the Vet, a standalone romance that benefitted Operation Mend, an organization that helps heal the returning wounded of our armed services. The English Brothers is Katy’s second series and first indie series.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

Travis Luedke – The Nightlife San Antonio (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

The Nightlife San Antonio by Travis Luedke

Series: The Nightlife (Stand Alone)
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Vampires, Mafia & Mayhem: The Nightlife San Antonio is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

All she wanted was to escape the police. All he wanted was to get laid. They both got more than they bargained for.

EMT on call, Adrian Faulkner resuscitates a beautiful woman after a Mexican mafia shootout. He can’t explain why he picks her up in the hospital parking lot three days later and then ducks the San Antonio police and the Feds. Well, the hot sex might have something to do with it.

She needed to hide. With no memory of even her name, she didn’t know from who. She only knew she wasn’t safe.

Adrian soon learns she is much more than a damsel in distress, and he’s stuck with her. It isn’t long before the past she cannot remember begins to catch up with them both…

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Katy Regnery – Breaking Up with Barrett (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Breaking Up with Barrett by Katy Regnery

Series: The English Brothers #1
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Breaking Up with Barrett is the first of five books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Alex. He’s a womanizing manwhore. And maybe Stratton, because he’s wicked hot, but super awkward around girls.)

Barrett English, aka “the Shark,” is the fair-haired, first-born of the English brothers, and the CEO of the oldest, most prestigious investment banking firm in Philadelphia. He rules the boardroom with an iron fist, refusing to take no for an answer and always getting his way.

Emily Edwards, a first-year doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, grew up in the gatehouse on the outskirts of Barrett’s childhood estate. The daughter of his family’s gardener and housekeeper, she was always looking through the window of privilege, but forced to remember her place at the very periphery of the kingdom.

When business partners suggest that a fiancee might soften Barrett’s image over business dinners, he approaches Emily for the “job” of fiancee. And while love wasn’t necessarily on Barrett’s radar, he begins to realize that Emily always has been. But will his take-no-prisoners boardroom tactics work on the heart of the woman he loves?

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Ella Ardent – The Best Man

The Best Man (The Wedding, #1)The Best Man by Ella Ardent
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Series: The Wedding #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

You are invited to a wedding…

• where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy – and finds his own dream come true.
• where a disappointed woman finds true love – in the most unlikely of places.
• where the bride and groom have second thoughts – but discover a happy-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams.

Christine has always been in love with her best friend’s older brother, Jake. The fact that she’s maid of honor and he’s best man at Jess’s Caribbean wedding means that they’ll be thrown together repeatedly for the week of the festivities. Christine decides to make it count and tells Jake about her secret desire, hoping he’ll realize that he’s the fantasy lover she really wants.

Jake has always wanted Christine to be more than his ‘other baby sister’ but doesn’t want to lose her friendship. When Christine confesses her secret desire, he appoints himself to make her fantasy come true. His only concern is the bet made at the stag, that whichever of the guys gets lucky first wins the money. Jake knows that winning the bet could mean losing Christine—fortunately, he’s a man willing to be creative in pursuit of the best prize of all.

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A fun Summer read! Both sweetly romantic and sexy.

You are invited to a wedding…
– where a mysterious lover fulfills a secret fantasy – and finds his own dream come true.
– where a disappointed woman finds true love – in the most unlikely of places.
– where the bride and groom have second thoughts – but discover a happy-ever-after beyond their wildest dreams.

Have I mentioned how much I adore the author? Ella Ardent wrote the Plume Series which I am a HUGE fan of, so I was more than a little excited to dig into this book. It was great, I’m sure I’ll be continuing the series in the future to find out what happens with the whole gang!

Bella Andre – One Perfect Night

One Perfect Night (The Sullivans, #8.5)One Perfect Night by Bella Andre
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Series: The Sullivans #8.5
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Can he convince her they are destined to be together in one perfect night?

One touch… One kiss
The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion – and a desire she can’t control – Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she’s gone. When they serendipitously meet again in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can’t make the mistake of losing her again.

One night… One forever love
Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. But how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they’re destined to be together? Especially when he’s intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day…and every sweet and sinful night.

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Love at First Sight… A short, sweet, and steamy love story…

This short story had been riding the iBooks number one spot for several days by the time I decided to give it a whirl. The Author seems to be popular. Though I haven’t read any other books in The Sullivans Series, would that have enhanced my enjoyment? I do not know…

The storyline was cute (complete with HEA) but it was mostly forgettable. Love at first sight and all that jazz…
Overall it was a nice way to spend an hour or two.