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“What are you wearing?” A pause, as if she’d shocked him. “You’re hitting on me.” “Are you complaining?” She twisted around in her chair and stared into the mirror on the wall across from her. When he didn’t immediately respond, she kept going. The only alternative was to back down, and Carrigan was so goddamn tired of backing down. The only reason she kept taking James’s calls was because of the distraction he offered her. If he wasn’t going to play, there was no reason for her to stay on the phone. She really wanted him to stay on the phone. “Shy? That’s okay, I’ll go first. I’m wearing a thin white tank top and a pair of black panties.” She was a liar, but it would take all of five seconds to make it the truth. “Lovely, you’re testing me.” His voice gained an edge. Good. At least someone was feeling as out of control as she was. “I suppose you’d like photographic proof.” She stood and shimmied out of her long skirt, and then pinned the phone between her ear and shoulder while she …
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The Wedding Pact by Katee Robert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review posted just prior to blog tour.The Wedding Pact is the second book in a seriously intense family crime family saga which I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for review. One good thing I can say is despite the fact that I had not had a chance to read the first book I could jump right in and catch up without feeling lost. Of course the references to the previous book make the reader want to run and grab the first book and get a first row seat into what happened to Calligan’s brother, Devlin, who by all accounts was an amazing person. But, his character and the love his family had for him comes through really clearly even in The Wedding Pact which is for the most part Calligan and James’ story though the reader gets pretty large glimpses into other family members’ lives like Cillian and Ricky.
Carrigan has been stalling as best as she could to keep her father from arranging a marriage for her with one of hi…
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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love and Gelato will go down in my memory as one of those stories that I will read again just when I do not remember all of the details so I can visit Italy again. I received a copy through Edelweiss. I cannot help but be attracted to a book with this title. The cover is unassuming but appropriate. I kept thinking what does it have to do with gelato? Of course, if you have ever tasted gelato it is easy to think of ways to wax poetic about it write songs about it, or even write books about it. Eating gelato is not just a treat. It is an experience and the way it was tied into this book worked really well. Love and Gelato is the story of a sixteen year old teenager who goes to Tuscany to live with her father after making a promise to her mom when she was dying. She agrees to at least spend the summer in Tuscany, at least that is what she agrees to in her own mind. Her Grandmother is not prepared to take her. She has had a gr…
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Marry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Marry Your Billionaire is what is thought of as a modern day Cinderella. I received a free copy in exchange for review from eBooks for Review via Inspired Kathy. It is the story of Midge Knightly, the only daughter of a famous television producer in California and a former actress. Midge spent her childhood following in her father's footsteps until she realized being in the limelight and in the world where famous people have no privacy and live their lives for the public to dissect. When she became an adult she decides to carve out her on niche and become an author, much to her father's dismay.

Midge meets Brody by chance in a cafe. Brody owns a very successful dating agency but has an image problem which leads him to agree to sign on as a rich bachelor on a reality show designed to find him a wife. It turns out that the reality show is her father's next big hit and he happens to now be short one contestant, whic…
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Secret Child, Royal Scandal by Cat Schield
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Secret Child Royal Scandal was a good read that I received from NetGalley in exchange for review. It is the story of Noelle and Prince Christian whom Noelle has loved for many years, despite them being apart for 5 years. Noelle has spent the previous 5 years in Paris, France training under a top clothing designer. While she is gone she has had Christian's son who is now 4 years old. Noelle has moved back to Sherdana to help her mom who also helps with her son Mark's care while Noelle works in her own dress shop. Christian was not ready to be with Noelle when they were together before but, he misses her and hopes to rekindle their friendship without knowing about Mark. Interestingly enough Christian is under pressure from his family to marry and produce an heir because his brother, the next in line for the throne, will not be able to produce an heir with his wife and his other brother married an American making …