Thursday, May 14, 2020

#BLOGTOUR: A Secret for a Secret By Helena Hunting

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“A Secret for a Secret was such a refreshing read. Kingston is all good and saintlike. . . until he's so not! A big recommendation from me”
-- Tijan New York Times Bestselling Author



A Secret for a Secret, an all-new not-to-be-missed sports romance guaranteed to bring all-the-feels by New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is out now! 

Monday, May 11, 2020

#ARCREVIEW: Game Changer by Kelly Jamieson

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Game Changer By Kelly Jamieson
Publisher: Kelly Jamieson
Release Date: June 9th, 2020
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 

GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ 

Jackson Wynn

I don’t want anything to do with my crazy family’s drama, which I’ve been watching unfold from a distance over the last year, but now my grandfather has Alzheimer’s and I feel I need to at least make a quick visit to see him. My hockey season’s over, all I have to do is get through my teammate Steve’s wedding, and then I’m on a plane to Los Angeles to do my family duty. After that, I’ll head home to Manitoba for some summer R&R at the family lake cottage.


Molly Flynn
Nobody’s expecting what happens at my wedding, which becomes pandemonium. I need to get out of there. Fast. Who do I turn to? Jackson Wynn, one my fiancĂ©’s teammates. He’s been a friend to me since I met Steve. For one night, we hide out in his condo, but he’s leaving in the morning for California. I want to go with him.

Jackson

I can’t take Steve’s fiancĂ©e with me to California. He’s going to flip shit over this. But the lying cheating bastard kind of deserves it, and I’ve always had a soft spot for Molly. Or maybe not so soft…because she’s not only sweet and kind, she’s hot as hell. This is a bad idea for so many reasons, and I sure as hell don’t need more drama in my life, but I can’t say no to her.

On this nutso trip, neither of us expect Molly to bond with my bonkers family…especially my poor, confused grandpa. And neither of us expect to bond with each other

I have to admit, I love Kelly Jamieson's hockey books, but I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a lot of hockey in this one! It does take place in the off-season and deals more with Jackson and contract stuff so I kind of understood it. I still liked this one a lot and it was a great addition to the Wynn Hockey series.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

#ARCREVIEW: A Taste of Sage By Yaffa S. Santos

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A Taste of Sage By Yaffa S. Santos
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: May 19th, 2020
Format: egalley*
My Rating: ★ 1/2

GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ 

Lumi Santana is a chef with a gift: she can perceive a person’s emotions by tasting their cooking. Despite being raised by a mother who taught her that dreams and true love were silly fairy tales, she puts her heart and savings into opening her own fusion restaurant in Upper Manhattan. The restaurant offers a mix of the Dominican cuisine she grew up with and other world cuisines she is inspired by.

When her eclectic venture fails, she is forced to take a position as sous chef at a staid, traditional French restaurant owned by Julien Dax, a celebrated chef known for his acid tongue as well as his brilliant smile. After he goes out of his way to bake a tart to prove her wrong in a dispute, she is so irritated by his smug attitude that she vows to herself never to taste his cooking.

But after she succumbs to the temptation and takes a bite one day and is overcome with shocking emotion, she finds herself beginning to crave his cooking and struggling to stay on task with her plan to save up and move on as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Julien’s obsessed secretary watches with gnashed teeth as they grow closer and becomes determined to get Lumi out of her way permanently.

I really struggled with what to rate this book. I didn't think it was bad, but there were certain things about it that fell flat to me. I think this is a debut, so I think it can be so hard with a first book. In general, I enjoyed this book but there could have been some finessing.