R&R || Coldhearted Boss

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!

About COLDHEARTED BOSS

I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.

My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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my review

Coldhearted boss might have been my all time favourite by Rachel. I’ve absolutely loved every single second of it and I couldn’t stop reading. Taylor and Ethan were a hit from the get go and let’s be honest, I am a sucker for a good enemy to lovers trope in a romance book. Taylor has been dealt a hand full of crap in life and the way she deals with it is admirable. Ethan is such an ass to her, based on what happens in the start of the book I can understand this, but you know, it is a brilliant start to the book!

This book was all I wanted in a good book, Rachel doesn’t disappoint once again. Thank you so much for this book and I can’t wait to find out what else you come up with. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Coldhearted Boss, in exchange for an honest review.

 

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Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the mystery girl who shows up everywhere he does—frat parties, his favorite bar, and finally his front door with an offer he can’t refuse. The only rule in her boyfriend bargain: no falling in love.
But after one (um, two) smoking-hot hookups, he’s done with pretending and vows to make their fake relationship real. Too bad she can’t trust a player with a reputation for breaking hearts.
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“We should kiss, just get it out of the way and move on,” I say, sure of the crazy idea as each second passes.
There’s a hitch in Z’s breath, and his eyes go straight to my lips. “Works for me.”
“But just one. None of that fancy tongue work.”
“Afraid of falling in love with me?” He grins.
Well. My eyes take in the broad shoulders and the dragon tattoo on his muscled chest. He’s definitely my type: pure, grade A male hotness—exactly what I don’t need. “I won’t fall in love.”
Another grin. “Liar.”


About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.
Seven of her ten novels have placed in the Amazon US Store Top Six Best-seller List: Dirty English hit #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You hit #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things all placed #6 in the Amazon US Store.
The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, hit #4.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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my review

Ilsa has been one of my go to authors for a few years now, ever since I was lucky enough to receive an arc to her Dirty English book. She writes with a style that just pulls me in and that doesn’t let me go even after I’ve finished the book.
The Boyfriend Bargain isn’t anything different. I love a good book with the main characters either having a bargain or some kind of deal going on. Especially when the deal involves not falling in love with the other person, because duh, of course that happens anyway.
Zack and Sugar were such a cute couple from the get go, even when they were just pretending to be. I loved their banter and how everything was set up.
And hello, add this all to Zack being a HOT hockey player and it’s everything I love wrapped up in one incredible book. I was so upset when I finished the book, because as usual, I finished it way way way too quickly.

I can’t wait to find out more from Ilsa in any other books that she will write and put out into the world.

 

WRAP UP || April

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And then it was the end of April and with that comes another one of my wrap ups. I’ve been really enjoying doing these every single month. It sort of lets me rethink about the books that I read. I am a fast reader and sometimes by the end of the month I forget some of the details that I have read in the books. These wrap ups make me rethink on them and kinda relive the books in my head. But that being said, here we go. I read a total of 14 books this month, 6 physical books, 6 ebooks and 2 audiobooks. I am really loving this so much. Let me take you through all that I ended up reading.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling1. The first book that I read this month, was a reread. I really want to reread the Harry Potter series this year and I was already up to book four so that’s the one I started out with. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has always been one of my favourite books in the series. I just love the element of the tournament and the magic that goes through these books. I can’t wait to get started on book five and see if I still love that one as much as I’ve done previous times I’ve read it! Star_rating_5_of_5

2. The second book was one that I bought on a lim, because I saw it while The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarrosscrolling through my feed on instagram. One of the people that I follow was raving about this book and I trust her opinions a lot which lead to me buying the book. I bought, received and FLEW through this book. I finished The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros at 2.30am whilst completely in tears for the last 50 pages or so. This book was SO incredible that I instantly took it with me the next time I saw my sister because like I do, she loves military romances as well. And frankly, I wanted her to read this book and be broken like I was! Star_rating_5_of_5

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan3. Another series that I really want to reread, is the Percy Jackson series. I read this series back whilst I was an au pair in 2014. I flew through the series but I just really love the vibe the series gives up. I’m a sucker for Greek mythology and this book just gives it all. I bought the series through my kindle app, as I love that I can make the annotations and high lights in the books. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first in the series and thereby the first in my reread. Star_rating_4_of_5

4. The fourth book I read is a picture book. The bookshops here in the Kikker is Kikker by Max VelthuijsNetherlands have started this thing where every few months or so they will release a book, most of the time a really popular children’s book and you buy it for only €2. I have bought all the books up until now because I love books and I have read all of those books when I was little. Anyway, this time if was a book about Frog and Frog is one of my favourite picture book series out there. Star_rating_4_of_5

Crazy for Your Love by Lexi Ryan5. Next up is the newest release by Lexi Ryan. Crazy for Your Love was one of my most anticipated for April and I dove straight in as soon as I received it on my kindle app. I have been loving this series so much and the fifth book was no exception. I can’t wait for the next one that is coming in September. Lexi has gained a new fan in me! Star_rating_4_of_5

6. Whilst Defy Me came out this month, I still have to read it. I did Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafihowever read the novella that Tahereh released. It’s in Kenji’s POV and I loved it so much! Shadow Me was way too short and I can’t wait to read the other novella that will be releasing in his pov. I love reading about him. He was always one of my favourite characters and I love that he has his own novellas. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare7. And then The Red Scrolls of Magic arrived on my doorstep. Cassandra Clare is releasing these books in such a quick pace that I haven’t even all caught up in the Shadowhunter world yet. However I will gladly take a pause and read about Magnus and Alec at any time. I loved going back to the period between the books in the Mortal Instruments series where Magnus and Alec go on a trip around Europe and of course get into trouble. I really liked this book, I hope the second book will be here before we know it! Star_rating_4_of_5

8. Next up is the first audiobook that I listened to/read this month. Damaged Like Us by Damaged Like Us by Krista RitchieKrista and Becca Ritchie is the first book in the Like Us series and starts off a few years after the end of the Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. It can be read separately from those, but I recommend just reading it all because they’re amazing! Maximoff and Farrow are just two of the most incredible characters and while Moffy is eerily like me with his overthinking, I just can’t help but love him so much. The audiobook was incredible and I can’t wait to dive into the second one soon! Star_rating_5_of_5

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black9. Next up is another novella that I read. I knew it was out there but I never read it until I saw one of my bookish friends read it. The Lost Sisters is part of the Folk of the Air series, which also include The Cruel Prince and the Wicked King which I read last year and in January. The Lost Sisters is told from Taryn’s perspective and ugh I just can’t stand her. She makes such stupid decisions and I just want to yell at her! Star_rating_4_of_5

10. I received the next book in my March fairyloot box and I hadn’t read itTo Best the Boys by Mary  Weber yet. Again the same bookish friend as the last book was reading this and she said it was so good. I was inbetween books at the time and decided to dive into it. Boy, am I glad I decided to do so. To Best the Boys is such an amazing book. I’ve loved every single second of it and I sincerely hope that there will be a book two for it! I hadn’t read anything by Mary Weber before so I was so excited when I finished and loved this so much as I did. Star_rating_5_of_5

Top Secret by Sarina Bowen11. And then suddenly there was Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Two of my favourite romance/new adult authors and they made this magical book appear on my kindle. Top Secret tells the story of Keaton and Luke. Keaton has been happy with his girlfriend for years and is kind of shocked when she asks him for a threesome. He goes on this app to find a suitable guy and finds Luke (who is also one of his frat brothers and they reaaaaally dislike each other). They start chatting and eventually hit it off. Of course it isn’t as simple as that but I’ll let you find out the rest for yourself. I LOVED this book so much! I am a sucker for hate-to-love tropes, for text messages in books and for M/M romances like these. Star_rating_4_of_5

12. Back in 2015 I did my first read through of A Game of Thrones which I liked but A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martinwasn’t really into all that much. When I noticed one of my fellow bookstagrammers FLYING through the series, I started talking to her and eventually decided to give the series a second go. I picked up the first book in the series again and flew through it myself. I don’t know if I was just in the mood for it, or if it’s the tv series almost ending. I am loved this so much. I really want to continue on with the series this time around, because I am set on finishing it at least once! Star_rating_4_of_5

Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan13. Kendall Ryan’s newest release dropped just in the last week of April and was so excited to read it. Junk Mail starts out with a text message sent to the wrong person and turns into so much more. I really liked this book but it wasn’t my favourite by Kendall. Then again, it was still an incredible book that really had so much funny moments in it. My favourite character had to absolutely by Gram. She was such a spitfire and I kinda wished I had a grandmother like her. Star_rating_3_of_5

14. The last book I finished in April was another audiobook. I have always To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Hanwanted to get started on the series but for some reason I never did. When Netflix released the movie on the first book last year, I must’ve watched it at least 6 times already. To All the Boy I’ve Loved Before is such a funny book. I really really liked this one. Sadly I only owned the first book and I had to rectify that as soon as possible. I ended up ordering the second and third book as soon as I finished the first one. Lara Jean and Peter are so cute. I really want a sister like Kitty and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that’s it. That’s all the books that I ended up reading in April. How was your reading month? Did you read any good one? Any recommendations on what I should read next? I can’t wait to find out what I end up reading in May! I’m off to a good start, having already finished 2 books on just the first day! But which ones those are, you’ll have to wait for them and see in my next wrap up! See you all next time.

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WRAP UP || MARCH 2019

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Welcome to my third wrap up of 2019. I had an amazing reading month and I can’t wait to let you know which books I read. I didn’t read as many books as I read in the previous two months, but I did end up reading books that I really really enjoyed. I read a total of 17 books in March in the span of 31 days. I read the following books in March, with a little thought on them and my star rating on them! Here we go, in order:

Preppy by T.M. Frazier1. The first book I finished in March was the second book in a trilogy that I love and reread this year. Preppy (or The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater) is written by one of my favourite authors out there, T.M. Frazier. If you love adult romance with a lot of extra things, go read it. It is not for the faint hearted though! Star_rating_5_of_5

2. The second book that I read was one I received as an arc. R.S. Grey is Make Me Bad by R.S. Greyone of my go-to authors when it comes to romantic comedies. I love her books and Make me bad was one that is up in my top 10 by her. To be fair, I don’t think I’ve found a book by her that I hated! I ended up giving this Star_rating_4_of_5 stars, my review is already up on my blog, if you’re interested in more!

Preppy by T.M. Frazier3. After Make Me Bad I made sure to finish out the trilogy by reading the final part in Preppy and Dre’s story. I forgot so many details about these book that I was so happy to dive back into them. I loved revisiting with my favourites and rekindling friendships with others. This was another Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me.

4. After reading Make You Mine back in December last year, I couldn’t waitMake Me Yours by Tia Louise to find out more about Remington and what he would get up to. Add that to a daddy/nanny trope and I am absolutely sold! I loved this books so much, there was sas, there was a cute child and there was a hot romance. Heck yeah I was there for it! Star_rating_4_of_5

Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin5. Fifth was another arc that I received. I was lucky enough to receive an arc by Lex Martin last year and when I saw this one, I couldn’t not ask for it. The book was so funny and going from hate to love in a snowstorm and what follows was what I loved about Surprise, Baby. The book, written by Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam was so funny and witty. I gave it: Star_rating_4_of_5

Extra Credit by Sarina Bowen6. When my sister told me that there was a book coming out with three novellas by Sarina Bowen, I jumped on it and read it. We already knew two of the novellas as they were previously published, but there was a new one for Graham and Rikker and oh my heart.. It was the cutest, most heartbreaking novella and I had heart eyes the entire time. Star_rating_4_of_5

Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata7. Seventh up in March was another book by Mariana Zapata. During the last few months I’ve been slowly making my way through her books and Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin was one of the few I still had left to go. I liked this a lot although not as much as I’ve loved others by her. None the less this book received a full Star_rating_5_of_5 from me.

8. I had heard a lot of buzz about Daisy Jones & the Six and absolutely jumped on that Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reidbook when it arrived on my doorstep. It released this month and all the reviews I’d seen and heard about it absolutely did it justice. This book was all I love in a book. There will be a full review coming this week, but Star_rating_5_of_5 all the freaking way!

The Hookup Handbook by Kendall Ryan9. After reading Boyfriend for Hire last month, I was so curious about Case and his story that I pre-ordered that book straight away. I was a happy camper when the book appeared on my kindle app at midnight and I was able to dive straight in. Case and Sienna were so cute and funny and I liked this book a lot! I kinda want Sienna’s brother to have a book now as well, we’ll see if that is going to happen! Star_rating_4_of_5

10. I have not always been the biggest poetry fan, but Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelaceare up there amongst my favourites. When I found out that Amanda was coming out with a new bind up, I HAD to get that book badly. It arrived on my doorstep and I dove straight in. Her poetry is raw, builds up and sometimes is all too familiar. Her lines are so beautiful and I can’t wait to find out more. Star_rating_4_of_5

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid11. After loving Daisy Jones, I was really curious about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I had heard a LOT of good things about this book but had yet to pick it up until that point. I regret waiting that long because god was Reid able to write a gutwrenching beautiful story about a Hollywood actress and all that she went through, but maybe even more the author of her biography and her story. I am so excited to find out what Taylor Jenkins Reid comes up with next! Star_rating_5_of_5

12. Next up is a book that I received through a Dutch publisher to review for De Leesfabriek. De eeuwige tijd by Deborah HarknessI have been a reviewer for them since 2014 and I am loving most of the books that I receive through them. I gave this book Star_rating_3_of_5 stars because I liked it but I was confused through a lot of the book and I didn’t really enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the original trilogy.

Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling13. To read another book that was on my TBR pile for a long time, I read the screenplay to the second Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald. I liked reading it but what made the book for me were the illustrations that are seen throughout this book. Those were adding the third star for me.Star_rating_3_of_5

14. By now, I own 5 books by V.E. Schwab and had yet to read one of them. Vicious by V.E. SchwabAfter watching a booktube video that also talked about Vicious I decided to finally pick it up and dive in. I LOVED this so much, there was action, revenge, supernatural and I love how the EO’s come to be in this story. I will have to pick up Vengeful soon to find out what is going to happen to Victor and Eli next. I am very excited! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen15. At the start of the year I began a reread of the Ivy Years by Sarina Bowen, as I didn’t continue on after the second book and after finishing the novellas earlier this month I was so excited to dive into Rikker and Graham’s story again. They held back their attraction so much and when I finished I realised why I loved reading their novella so much, because we find out what happens after this book. The Understatement of the Year received a full Star_rating_5_of_5 stars from me!

16. I couldn’t not continue on this series after finishing Understatement. Bella was one of The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowenmy favourite characters throughout that book and I was so excited to find out what was going to happen to her in this book. I was not disappointed one bit. Bella and Rafe were so cute together. When Bella goes through her hardships, Rafe was the perfect friend to her and I too would’ve fallen hard for him! Star_rating_4_of_5

The Fifteenth Minute by Sarina Bowen17. And then the last book of March and the last book in the Ivy Years series. After meeting Lianne in the previous book I was, again, really curious to find out what her story would be. I got so angry at her agent, I loved her relationship with DJ Trevi, although I would’ve loved it if he would’ve just told her from the start what was going again, because I think out of ALL his friends, Lianne would’ve been the one to understand him. This book was incredible! Star_rating_4_of_5

And that is my reading bit of March wrapped up! What do you think? How many books did you end up reading this month, were there any good ones or bad ones that you really didn’t enjoy? Let me know in the comments!

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RELEASE & REVIEW || Surprise, Baby

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Title: Surprise, Baby!
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Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019

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There’s a fine line between lust and hate.
I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.
His mouth is.
And the stupid things that come out of it.
But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me…
Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.
And it doesn’t involve talking.
I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?
Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.
Except he left me a little keepsake.
And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

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Lex Martin
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.

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Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avirectreader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.

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I was given a copy of this book for review and gah am I in love with these two. I hadn’t read the previous book, so I didn’t know how the other two came to be, but I loved reading about Kendall and Drew. I have said this before but I will say it again, I am a big sucker when it comes to hate-to-love stories, and this one wasn’t an exception. It took me a while to finish, which had nothing to do with the book, but more to do with the fact that I was not around too much to read.
Kendall and Drew have met a few years before through their best friends and while they have never really hit it off, when they get stranded in a mountain cabin together, they get talking and of course things start happening.
Lex and Leslie have written this book perfectly, with enough banter and fights and other drama.
Kendall was a sassy AF woman that I would love to be one day, maybe minus the pregnancy part.
Drew was a man to my heart, one who had a past that he didn’t like to be reminded off too much but with a love for his woman that I would love to feel.
Thank you so much for letting me read this book, I can’t wait to find out what else is on the horizon from either author!

 

REVIEW || WHY MUMMY DRINKS

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Title: Why Mummy Drinks
Author: Gill Sims
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published on: 31 May 2018
Pagecount: 352
ISBN: 978 000 824 1094

 

 

 

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

The summary for Why Mummy Drinks by author Gill Sims was one that pulled me in right away. Gill already wrote on her blog Peter and Jane, but her debut novel was one that brought motherhood with a bit of humour, recognizable situations and other fun anecdotes. I am not a mother myself, but even I recognized some of these very much so, and I’ve only been an au pair to kids.

Why Mummy Drinks is incredibly honest about how it is to be a working mother, that children are oh so good in making you look like a fool but also that consuming too much alcohol might just be a consequence of having those children. The book starts out with ‘the ideal day’: children that get up without complaining and have breakfast before walking to school completely calm. Of course it is nearly always the complete opposite, children that refuse to eat, because they’re ‘busy’ with their iPad or other electronics and then have to rush to school to make it before the bell. I have to be honest and say that most of the time it is a combination of the two. One day will always go better than another day, but isn’t that the case with everything?

Pretty quickly we learn about Ellen’s chaotic life. It exists of raising Peter and Jane, learning how to deal with the irritating habits of her husband, her job of course the mothers in the school yard. She befriends Sam, one of the fathers and with him and her friend Hannah she spends time with a glass of wine, complaining about everything and everyone, especially when family is staying at her house on top of everything.

The book is written like some kind of journal, which makes it over the top to read but it’s so good! Because Ellen writes it like she experiences it and that might not be how it is in reality. Ellen could be absolutely anyone. She lives towards a big milestone in her life and tries to be the best mother and wife she can be. And of course it’s not always as easy as it seems, no matter how much she wants to be the perfect mother most of the time it’s a dream that will never be coming true.

All in all I really loved this book, it was fun and easy to get through. I had a few laugh out loud moments about what happened in Ellen’s life. If you like a book that is a bit like Bridget Jones, then this is the book for you!

REVIEW || ONLY WITH YOU

The next book in Layla Hagen’s Connor Family series, ONLY WITH YOU, is available today! Be sure to pick up your copy now and fall in love with Val and Carter!

About ONLY WITH YOU

Carter Sloane is famous for one thing: winning cases. He’s sharp, astute, and always gets his way. In his private life, he’s constantly fumbling his way around when it comes to raising his two nieces.

When he moves into a new office, he just can’t take his eyes off the fiercely independent woman across the street. He’d love to touch and kiss that irresistible body.

Valentina “Val” Connor is proud of her booming fragrance company. If only she were half as successful in her love life… Between trusting the wrong men and sheer bad luck, Val is convinced she’ll never find the one.

However, the sexy lawyer in the neighborhood with his sophisticated charm and sex-appeal is hell bent on proving to her that she’s wrong. Val’s senses warn her to stay away from men like him-even if her body is begging her to cave.

But when she finds out about Carter’s nieces, she steps in to help, doting on them with love and care. She can’t believe that the same man who is usually in control is completely in over his head with the girls.

But as Val and Carter grow closer, one thing is clear to him: He’d move mountains to make her happy, but with Val’s career soaring, how can he ask her to commit to the chaos of his life?

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About Layla Hagen

Layla Hagen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She fell in love with books when she was nine years old, and her love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.

She writes steamy and romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.

She is represented by fabulous Louise Fury (The Bent Agency)

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My Review

For over 3 years I’ve been devouring any book that Layla Hagen puts out into the world. First the Bennett family series and then straight on to the Connors. Only With You was gifted to me as an arc, I love being on Layla’s VIP list and being able to read her books before anyone (well besides other bloggers on her list) can read them.

Only with You was highly anticipated by me as I couldn’t wait to read who Val would fall in love with, she needed someone to take care of her for once instead of her taking care of her siblings. I loved this so much, making it a solid 4 stars from me!

Val and Carter had such amazing chemistry from the very start and Carter’s nieces were the perfect add to the family. I love the crazy Friday dinners with the Connor’s, how protective Val’s brothers are and how they all try to set up Jace.

Thank you once again for an incredible read, this was another amazing read. I can’t wait what is next in store for the Connors!