REVIEW – THE UNHONEYMOONERS by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion . . . she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.

Olive braces herself for wedding hell, determined to put on a brave face, but when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. Suddenly there’s a free honeymoon up for grabs, and Olive will be damned if Ethan gets to enjoy paradise solo.

Agreeing to a temporary truce, the pair head for Maui. After all, ten days of bliss is worth having to assume the role of loving newlyweds, right? But the weird thing is . . . Olive doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, the more she pretends to be the luckiest woman alive, the more it feels like she might be.

With Christina Lauren’s “uniquely hilarious and touching voice” (Entertainment Weekly), The Unhoneymooners is a romance for anyone who has ever felt unlucky in love.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
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Being with Ethan increasingly feels like spoiling myself with a perfect new pair of shoes or an extravagant dinner out. I just remain unconvinced that I deserve this daily …or that it can last.

”THE UNHONEYMOONERS” is an enemies-to-loversromantic comedy that is light in the steam department but makes up for it with numerous laugh out loud moments. I have to admit that it took me a while to get into this story. I wasn’t feeling the chemistry between Olive and Ethan. I didn’t even really like them in the beginning. Olive was a pessimist and always had a black cloud hanging over her. She believed she was the twin whose life was consistently plagued by bad luck, while her sister, Ami, was her polar opposite who led a charmed life. Ethan starts off having no personality. It seemed like he felt ambivalence towards Olive.

When Dane and Ami’s entire wedding party and guests, except for Ethan and Olive, contract a violent case of food poisoning, the two end up going on their siblings’ romantic honeymoon to Maui. Ami won the honeymoon trip through a contest and urges Olive to go in her place otherwise the trip goes to waste as there is no option to postpone it to a later date.

Ethan and Olive end up going together but must pretend to be their siblings who are on their honeymoon. It is awkward at first and the story seemed to drag until things start to spark between them. After spending so much time with each other, Olive is starting to doubt that her first impressions of Ethan were accurate. She’s surprised to realize that he’s not the judgmental douche she always thought he was and that he actually has been attracted to her and deep down she’s buried the same feelings for him.

They learn a lot about each other during their stay. They actually have a lot in common and enjoy going on different adventures together. But Olive can’t ever accept that her life can be this good and is wondering when it’s all going to blow up in her face.

Will they be able to continue what they started in Maui when it’s time to go back to Minnesota? Or do they go back to being indifferent and merely tolerating each other’s company when they’re at family functions?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 3.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4

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REVIEW – MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

From the New York Times bestselling author that “hilariously depicts modern dating” (Us Weekly) comes a sexy romantic comedy about online dating, and its many, many fails.

With a world-famous speaker at their university, Millie Morris and her four woefully single male colleagues make a pact that they’ll all find dates. Unfortunately, Millie has more success helping them make matches online than she does navigating the onslaught of lewd pics in her own feed. But when she creates a fictional name for a new account, Millie finds herself vying for the online attention of a man she sees every day in the flesh.

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
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Postsex, I feel like a well-used glove, a warm blanket, a body pillow. Soft and warm and sated. But inside, somewhere deeper, I’m a knot of angst. I want Millie. I think I’m falling in love with her. And she just does not see me that way at all.

 

 

I honestly can’t get enough of Christina Lauren’s writing. They are one of the greatest collaborative duos in the romance genre today. I fell in love with this super funny, sexy and heartbreakingly angsty ”friends-to-lovers” story. The supporting characters are terrific and endearing in their own super quirky ways. I’m not going to deny that it was Reid who stole my heart from the beginning. He comes in at a very close second behind Will Sumner from ”Beautiful Player”. Reid and Millie’s story felt a little reminiscent of Will and Hanna’s.

”MY FAVORITE HALF-NIGHT STAND” is about two besties who have the greatest friendship but underneath the layers there exists a deeply rooted attraction. Neither seems to be self-aware enough to figure out what is developing right in front of their very eyes. The two decide to join an online dating service with three of their other friends, in hopes of landing a date for an upcoming gala event for work. But somehow during the attempt of finding love online, Reid and Millie end up having one passionate night of steamy sex together. The two chalk it up to a one time deal because they’re not willing to risk the friendship, but then there’s an added twist, when Millie creates a ”fake” account on the dating site and Reid ends up being a 98% match with her.

They end up carrying on with an online connection via emails but Millie never reveals her true identity to Reid. Her online “self” is not necessarily a lie. It’s the only time she is REAL with Reid. She lets him in on all her fears and sorrows. Things she never lets anyone see in her everyday life. Life has been hard on her from early childhood and her only coping mechanism was to bury her feelings and to keep silent. Reid is torn because he is becoming aware that he’s falling for Millie, but she’s emotionally closed off, and he knows there’s no chance for their relationship to survive if she is unable to trust him and let him in all the way. Then there’s “Catherine”, whom he’s never met in person yet he feels a true connection to, but somehow it feels like he’s being unfaithful to Millie.

Millie struggles with her feelings for Reid. There were many times, I wanted to shake the two of them. For two highly intelligent people, they were beyond dense. That is what made this story so painfully angsty. You keep hoping that they’ll wake up and fight for what’s been right in front of them for so long and then it gets so incredibly painful when things blow up and you know that it’s coming because…how could it not??!!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5
Angst: 5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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REVIEW – JOSH & HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

Most men can’t handle Hazel. With the energy of a toddler and the mouth of a sailor, they’re often too timid to recognize her heart of gold. New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (RoomiesBeautiful Bastard) tells the story of two people who are definitely not dating, no matter how often they end up in bed together.

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE +++++++ WONDERFUL STARS

Reading a Christina Lauren book to me is like eating a gigantic candy bar; delicious, satisfying, but without the guilt from the calories. And reading Josh and Hazel’s story was every bit as amazing as I was expecting it to be, and of course, just like when I eat my candy, I devoured this book in only one day. I’m so greedy when it comes to the good things in life.

 

 

 

Hazel and Josh met when they were both attending college. From the moment Hazel saw him she was smitten by Josh’s natural charms and kind personality. But Hazel is a very special kind of girl, some say she’s too much to handle, and so she thought she would spare Josh, and she only ever aspired for his friendship. They lost contact after college, but years later it turns out that Hazel’s new best girlfriend is Josh’s sister, and they re-connect again.

Now they are both adults but still, Hazel is the same non-filtered, crazy, quirky girl and Josh is still gorgeous and laid back. It’s effortless for them to fall back into the easy and fun friendship they used to have. When Josh finds out that his girlfriend of two years has been cheating on him, he is shaken and disappointed, but his new best friend Hazel comes to the rescue. Her plan; to go on a series of double-blind dates to get them both back into the dating game. The thing is, Josh and Hazel while complete opposites are perfect for each other, but when they get a little taste of how good they are together, they are both fearful of whether it will work between them or will it simply end their precious friendship.

I adored every single moment in this novel. Such a charming and adorable plot, and characters. This is one of those books that you read and it leaves a permanent smile on your face for days. Another winner from this wonderful duo, I really hope these two NEVER stop writing together.

 

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I know I’m drunk, and I know it’s Josh Im—the blueprint for Perfect, who should never want Hazel Bradford—but when it’s done, and he goes still over me, breathing heavily into my neck, I choose to melt into that sublime blur of pleasure, the way I used to think it might feel to live in a cloud.

 

 

Christina Lauren have once again, created a story that I have fallen head over heels in love with! JOSH & HAZEL’S GUIDE TO NOT DATING is a hilariously funny, silly and sweet ”friends-to-lovers”, romantic comedy. The plot and the characters were simply
OUTSTANDING! This is the first time I’ve read a book where the Hero is Korean and being half Korean myself, I got a kick out of all the terminology and references to the customs of my heritage.

While I loved this story and super sexy Josh Im, I fell hopelessly in love with the Heroine, Hazel Bradford. She’s a goofball, light-hearted, and marches to the beat of her own drum. You can’t help but root for her to find that special someone who will embrace all of her quirks and just love her for the woman that she is. Right away, you know the guy that wins her heart will have to be extraordinary because Hazel is one of a kind. A shining star!

Josh and Hazel met in college and let’s just say her infatuation with him led to some very odd and highly embarrassing encounters. They only had a handful of moments together before Josh graduated and then it would be seven years later that they cross paths at Hazel’s best friend, Emily’s, backyard barbeque. Turns out, Josh is Emily’s older brother. Josh and Hazel fall into an easy friendship and when Josh ends up in the middle of a messy breakup, Hazel makes it her mission to help him get out of the funk he’s been in. They agree to go on double dates with the people they set each other up with. The two go on a series of disastrous dates with many laugh out loud moments. What becomes abundantly clear is that these two are perfect for each other. They’re true soul mates.

Hazel has always been painfully aware of her oddball personality and how most people are embarrassed by her special brand of goofiness. She’s been in love with Josh for what seems like an eternity. He is her idea of perfection and in her mind, she believes she’s not worthy enough to be with him. Josh has been burned by love in the past and is cautious about putting his heart on the line again.

Will Josh and Hazel risk their friendship for the possibility of something far beyond their wildest dreams?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 3.5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

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REVIEW – LOVE AND OTHER WORDS by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

The heart may hide, but it never forgets.

The first women’s fiction novel from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Autoboyography, Dating You / Hating You).

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly teen friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco reading books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
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I give myself three more seconds to look at him, and it’s like another punch to the gut. He’s my person. He’s always been my person. My best friend, my confidant, probably the love of my life. And I’ve spent the last eleven years being angry and self-righteous. But at the end of the day, he tore a hole in us, and fate ripped it wide open.

 

 

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS is by far, different from any of the previous books I have read by Christina Lauren. I was expecting a funny and equally sexy romantic comedy but what I got was a slow building story of first love, lost love, deep sorrow, and ultimately a second chance at a once in a lifetime kind of love. I really didn’t know how to feel about this book. The first half, for me, was too slow. We get the entire story told in the Heroine’s, POV, and at times I wished that we could get inside the Hero’s head. The traveling from past to present helped to depict the depth of the feelings the main characters had for each other. Their shared connection through their mutual love of books made the story so painfully sweet. I’m not the biggest fan of the ”slow build”, but for authors I love, I will persevere and I’m so glad that I did because, by the time I got halfway through this one, I fell so hopelessly in love! This is a ”wait for it” type of story. It sneaks up on you slowly and then before you know it, you will have tears streaming down your cheeks and be overcome by overwhelming emotions!!

Macy and Elliot met when they were around twelve. After Macy’s mother passed away, she and her father were beyond grief-stricken, but her mother left a journal of instructions for her father to follow in order to help him raise and care for their beloved daughter. Her mother asked that if it looked like life was getting Macy down, that her father needed to take her somewhere to get her mind off of her sorrows and bring back the light of happiness in her eyes. So Macy’s dad buys a summer home about an hour’s drive away from San Francisco, and it’s during her first walk through her bedroom that she meets a boy with dark curly hair and soulful hazel eyes hanging out in her walk-in closet, engrossed in a book.

The two hit it off from day one and over the next several years they become the best of friends. Always waiting underneath the surface are feelings deeper than friendship and no matter how badly Macy wants to move to the next level past ”friends”, her fear of things going wrong and losing Elliot forever, keep the two from becoming more. Elliot wants to be more so desperately but is ever the patient friend because he too couldn’t imagine his life without Macy in it. Then something happens that tears them apart and eleven years go by before they come face to face again.

Macy and Elliot are almost thirty and it would seem that in all the time they’ve spent apart, neither have really been living their lives. They’ve been merely existing. Macy is a pediatric surgeon in her first year of residency. She’s engaged to a forty-two-year-old single father who she has at best, lukewarm feelings for. You will feel like shaking her when you realize that she seems to be content with a relationship that she could live with or without just as easily. The minute she and Elliot run into each other it’s like she’s waking up from an eleven-year coma. And it’s the same for Elliot too. I wanted them to go back to what they had but the wall made up of pain and incredible hurt still seems to exist between them. I was dying to find out what had happened all those years ago to cause such a terrible rift and still had such a hold on the two of them.

When everything is revealed, my heart split wide open and I had tears streaming down my face. What an emotional rollercoaster that I never expected to ride while reading a Christina Lauren book!! These two can write gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and emotionally gripping stories just as amazing as their romantic comedies! I am a fan for life!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

LOVE AND OTHER WORDS releases on April 10th!! I HIGHLY recommend it!

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REVIEW – ROOMIES by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient. 

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****
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I’ve had the thought almost without realizing it–the encroaching awareness that I feel settled but in truth can’t see my future at all. I have a temporary job, a temporary marriage. Will anything ever be permanent? What the hell am I going to do with my life? I only get one shot at this, and right now, I’m finding my value only in being valuable to others. How do I find value for me?

 

 

I just spent an entire day getting lost in this amazing book! ROOMIES deserves all of the stars for a rating. The plot, characters, and even the vibrant description of the music made this story simply sublime! I never wanted it to end. I fell in love instantly with Holland and Calvin and their slow-burning romance had my heart pounding with anticipation, but never did I feel that there was a lull in the progression of their story. It’s so hard to find a book that has the perfect pace to keep me fascinated from beginning to end, but this one knocked me off of my feet! It’s definitely going on my ”BEST OF 2017” list.

Holland Bakker lives in a small apartment in New York City that her uncles help pay the rent on. She works for her uncle Robert whose musical is a huge hit on Broadway. Holland’s life is in limbo. She’s not pursuing her dream of becoming a writer. It seems as though she’s stuck in a rut and doesn’t know how to move forward. There’s one thing in her life that brings her joy and excitement—a handsome and gifted guitarist whom she sees several times a week playing outside her train station. For six months she’s been crushing on the guy but never has gotten the nerve up to talk to him, then everything changes when she is nearly mugged and pushed on to the train tracks by a homeless man, and her crush comes to her rescue.

When she wakes up in the hospital Holland is a little surprised when the police and hospital staff assumed she was suicidal. She learns that sexy guitar man never reported to the police what actually went down on the subway platform. A couple of nights later, her friend drags her to a dive bar to see a local band play and is floored when she sees a familiar guitar player. Holland approaches him after his set and Calvin’s apologetic demeanor and sexy Irish accent quickly wins her forgiveness. She’s still replaying their conversation over in her head days after their encounter at the bar. When the lead violinist who has several pivotal solos in her uncle’s Broadway show ends up quitting, Holland has an epiphany. She knows that Calvin could take over the lead and he would be brilliant at it and with a little convincing she gets an audition set up for Calvin. He blows everyone away with his raw talent but drops a bomb when he confesses that he can’t accept the job because he’s been in the country illegally for the past four years.

Holland normally plays it safe and never does anything truly crazy but her love for her Uncle and her desire to help Calvin achieve his lifelong dream has her ”proposing” that they get married so that Calvin can get his green card which would allow him to be in her uncle’s show. From the very moment she approaches Calvin with her crazy plan, you can feel this intense chemistry between them. Calvin is so incredibly sweet and charming it was easy to fall madly in love with his character. What makes the story perfect is that the heroine was also just as lovable. Her inherent nature to always put others before herself and her inability to see that she was someone worth loving made her character so endearing.

I was dying from the anticipation for when they would realize that their relationship was far from ”fake” and well when it happens let’s just say we are taken on a rough and wild rollercoaster ride full of angst and emotions. Theirs is not an easy road to true and everlasting love but I always say it’s the level of angst that makes the ending that much sweeter.

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 5++++
Heroine: 5++++
Plot: 5++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5++++

ROOMIES is currently available! It’s one I highly recommend you read ASAP!

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*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!

 

Holland Bakker is a 25 yr. old woman living in Manhattan. She’s the youngest of six siblings & has a degree in English. She’s an aspiring writer who isn’t following her passion. She’s working as an archivist/errand girl at a theater. The highlight of her day is her not so random trips to the subway station to watch a busker play his guitar. She’s watched this street musician for months. She has an ear for music, & is drawn to him. His music demands her attention & makes her feel everything. They’ve never met, but that all changes when the beautiful musician rescues her when she’s in danger.

 

When the theater Holland works at is looking for someone new for their production, she thinks of the gorgeous, talented, Irish musician she’s been crushing on. She gets him an audition with the music director and they offer him a spot in the orchestra. His name is Calvin Mcloughlin, and his student visa has expired. He’s being offered his dream, but unfortunately he’s illegally in the country. Holland has never been a risk taker. She’s bored with her life & wants to help Calvin. She offers to marry the sexy Irishman so he can stay in New York.

 

 

 

-“I like being with you.”

-“I think I’ve made it pretty clear you can have me if you want me.”

 

Holland married the stranger she’s wanted since before they ever even spoke. Their sharing an apartment, & she’s infatuated with him & his music. He becomes a star & soon she has a famous Broadway husband. Roommates turn to lovers, and suddenly they’ve stopped pretending, and everything is so real between them.

I loved EVERYTHING about this book! It’s one of my top favorites for the year. I adored Calvin & the chemistry between them was amazing. This book was sweet, sexy, full of angst, & had all the things I look for in a book. It was fabulous!!!

REVIEW – DATING YOU HATING YOU by Christina Lauren

SYNOPSIS

All’s fair in love and work. The first standalone romance by New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) is a sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

His smile is warm and slow, and when it reaches his eyes, something inside my chest turns over in defeat.

 

 

 

DATING YOU HATING YOU is the latest “enemies to lovers” standalone by the dynamic writing duo Christina Lauren. It is packed full of their usual snarky banter, and a Hero and Heroine that readers are sure to fall in love with.

Evie Abbey and Carter Aaron meet at a mutual friend’s Halloween costume party. They instantly hit it off and end up going out on a date a week later, which turns out to be pretty phenomenal. Even though they are both Hollywood celebrity agents who work for rival agencies and they have a strict policy against dating people in the business, they can’t fight the chemistry that exists between them. Just when things couldn’t seem to get any better, the rug is literally pulled out from under them when Evie’s company acquisitions Carter’s. To make matters worse, it turns out they are now working in the same department and their douche of a boss is making them compete against each other for a permanent position on the team.

 

 

Their current situation at work makes it hard for the couple to pick up where they left off. Misunderstandings and extreme competitive natures on both sides have Evie and Carter constantly trying to one-up and playfully sabotage each other as well.

As hard as they try to bury their true feelings for each other, ultimately the building tension ends up coming to an impasse and the two end up sharing one wild night of passion together. When Carter and Evie realize that what they feel for each other goes way beyond physical attraction, will they be able to keep their common career aspirations separate from their personal lives? Or will they yet again focus solely on their careers and neglect all other aspects of their lives?

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REVIEW – BEAUTIFUL BOSS (Beautiful Bastard, #4.5) by Christina Lauren

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SYNOPSIS:

The ninth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard. In this e-novella, Will Sumner and Hanna Bergstrom (from Beautiful Player) find that a wedding and everlasting love were just the beginning.

One Player tamed. One nerd girl satisfied. And one more major life decision to make. When Will fell for Hanna, her quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication to her career were part of the attraction. (Not to mention her coy newbie attitude toward sex and her willingness to let him teach her everything.) But when the job offers start rolling in for her—and oh, they do—Hanna has trouble deciding what she wants, where they should live, and how much she should burden Will with the decision. Magic between the sheets is only one part of a relationship…getting on the same page is quite another altogether.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}

“There is no way to mess this up. Even if we didn’t get married tomorrow, you’re the love of my life. I’m with you until we both die, at the same time, when I am one hundred and you are ninety-three.”

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Ever since I heard that Will and Hanna were getting another book, I’ve been dying to get my hands on it. Will is my absolute favorite guy from this series. I love that he’s a brilliant scientist, a bit of a nerd, but 100% sex God!!

Will and Hanna are starting the next chapter of their lives together. They’re getting married and where they will call home is up in the air. Hanna has several job offers lined up with universities all over the country. Will is being the selfless and supportive husband by agreeing to move to wherever she ends up landing a job at. But as the time draws near to when she has to make a decision, Will realizes that he doesn’t want to move far away from his friends and the East coast. He also doesn’t want her to take a job that’s going to hog up all of her time, leaving very little to spend with him.

The one thing that stays constant is their insatiable desire for each other. Will and Hanna still have naughty rough sex as often as they can. This story will have you hot and bothered in the most delicious way!

As with all the other books, the whole gang is back and there is one memorable scene with Will and George that will have you laughing your asses off. For those of you who love Will as much as I do, you will not be disappointed. He’s still quite the charmer and will have you swooning and panting throughout this story. I think that I would have loved this one more if it had been a full-length novel because I’m greedy and I wanted more time with Mr. Will Sumner!!!