Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

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Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Look, if you have yet to be swept away by the words that fly from Vi Keeland’s fingertips. . .well, you need to jump on board that train, ASAP. I think she has a total of 17 books (that includes collaborations) and I have fallen in love with 11, though you wouldn’t know it based on how many reviews I have done, but I promise, it’s been love. And if you think she flies great solo, then check her out when she buddies up, it is heart stopping. While she does have some series, the majority of her books are stand-alones, which bodes well for those of us who have the patience of a toddler and just can’t wait for a part two. Well, with all of that out of the way, let’s dive in.

Beautiful Mistake will be mostly told through the POV of Rachel, but we will get some POV’s from the teenage Caine as well as some chapters from the current version.

We might as well start from the beginning, even though I’m sure you have read the blurb. . .Rachel and BFF (Ava) both work at O’Leary’s, a local bar and on this particular night, Ava is busying drowning in her sorrows via her liver. Why? Because guys are assholes. Well one guy to be precise. . .Owen. The one whom Ava was dating. . .the one who told Ava that she could be the one. . .the one who Ava ran into while walking through the park. . .the one who was walking with his wife and kid in said park. See? Asshole. Now Ava is drunk and Rachel has ran into the Asshole and in BFF solidarity, she is about tell him exactly how he feels. The problem? The one who got the wrath of Rachel wasn’t actually Owen. The lesson? Never trust a drunk girl’s ability to distinguish colors.

Rachel is late for her TA job. . .with a new professor. . .one who hates tardiness. Any guess on who this new professor is? Yeah, it’s Owen the asshole, well who Rachel thought was Owen the asshole, it’s actually Caine, Rachel’s hot new professor and Rachel’s semester just took an interesting turn.

I’m quite sure you can certainly see what lane this story is going to go down. Hot professor, beautiful TA, sexual tension. . .I mean there really is only one correct way to turn, and that turn was never in question. The question is how many roadblocks will there be once the turn is made.

Caine doesn’t have the best history when it comes to TA’s, but what he is laying down (both figuratively and literally) with Rachel seems to be plotting a different course. Now, as much as it’s expected that the two of them will come together and it’s no spoiler that they will. . .there has been a web that has been weaved. . .one that is so tangled, you will wonder how it will ever be unraveled. . .just hang with it. . .this story will bring the humor we love. . .the angst we crave. . .the drama that drives us crazy. . .and the love that makes us fall. In short, it is Vi Keeland.

I am usually a sucker for an ensemble cast, but now and again one will get me where the sole focus is the two we’re supposed to fall for and I find that is all I need. That’s not to say that Vi Keeland didn’t write some phenomenal supporting characters, she did, but they are ones that are there to enhance, not spotlight. The BFF, the boss, the ex-boyfriend/friend/potential future boyfriend (all the same guy), all fantastically written, but whose presence continue to add to some very meaty layers in a beautifully told story. There really wasn’t a time while I was turning pages, that I craved the story of any of those written to support. And truth? I didn’t need it. This wasn’t the type of story that could hold the weight of a supporting character being moved front and center. 

If there is one thing that Vi Keeland excels at, it is how to write a scene that gives you goose bumps. I mean she excels at just about everything on the page, but good Lord can she make your skin tingle. It takes a lot to really blow my mind and Caine and Rachel did that and more. The sexual tension that builds and builds between them grows so thick, that either the bizness gets had or something is going to blow. Everything from the tension, to the dirty talk (YUM!), to the actual act. . .it’s hot, it’s passion, it’s love, it was addicting.

Each and every time I see a preview of a Vi Keeland book come across my Facebook feed, I get downright giddy. I know that whatever storyline lies ahead, I will love it. . .I know that whatever feisty lady unfolds, I will love it. . .I know that whatever alpha is within the pages, I will love it. She does not fuck around with her words, she is able to infiltrate you imagination and take you on a journey that leaves you surprised and exhausted and exuberant and in love. We give lots of love to the men between the covers and it’s deserving, Caine makes one helluva #bookboyfriend, but that BXTCH takes leading lady to a whole other level. Rachel sets the bar and she sets it high and for that, I say. . .Thank you Vi Keeland. 

The only thing I can think to say in order to convince you to check it out, well maybe two things, because HELL-OOO, look at that cover, that could and maybe should be reason enough. But, as crazy as it sounds for me to just say “read it”, that’s what I’m going with. Read it, because she has yet to let me down. Read it, because we all need a summer vacay, even if it’s only in our mind. Read it, because it could be time that you just trust a BXTCH. Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingBeautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Confess by Colleen Hoover

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Confess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comConfess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comConfess by Colleen Hoover | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: With no pun intended, I should probably confess something to you BXTCHES. I had no intentions of really ever reading this book. Now, before you BXTCHES get all cray on me, hear me out. I haven’t read every CoHo book out there, but I have read about 6 of her books and the one thing I have learned time and time again is. . .this particular BXTCH needs to be in a safe place emotionally before I take a walk into her imagination. With all of the talk floating around regarding Confess: The Series being released (I will have more on that at the end of the review), I started to debate whether or not I should suck it up and read the book, I knew I was going to watch the series, it was just a matter of how many times I was potentially willing to be gutted. The first two episodes were then released and I realized that the book was going to be worthy of my attention. So, here we go. **Disclosure: I promise I will try my best to not unlock any spoilers.**

Confess will be told through the POV’s of both Auburn and Owen.

Confess is going to kick off about five years prior to the story coming to life. Auburn is just a young 15 year old from Portland whose boyfriend (Adam) is terminally ill and has been moved to Dallas, which is where we are first introduced to Auburn. We actually meet her on her final day in Dallas, saying her final goodbyes to her first everything. She is being forced back to Portland. So, right out of the gate, CoHo goes for the jugular. . .told you, you need to be in a safe place when reading.

Fast forward five years and Auburn is back in the Lone Star State. I don’t want to provide spoilers, so I will just say this. Auburn finds herself back in Dallas because she still has ties to Adam’s family. If you can piece the puzzle together, then you go BXTCH!

Walking home from work one day, she walks by a local art studio which happens to be looking for help, needing a little extra cash, she takes a chance and is knocking on the door of Confess. When the owner opens up, Auburn is blown back by the grateful eyes staring at her. Owen Mason Gentry is the genius behind the artwork. After inviting Auburn inside and learning that they share the same middle name (so maybe fate is at play here), Owen has himself a new employee. 

Owen’s artwork is based on the confessions of complete strangers, they write down their deepest, darkest secrets and Owen puts the story to canvas, a brilliant and beautiful concept. Auburn finds herself not only moved by the art hanging on the walls, but by the man himself. A feeling that she hasn’t felt in about five years.

With Auburn still tied to Adam’s family, she is careful in the way that she lives her life and unfortunately, Adam’s older brother Trey (who happens to be a cop) doesn’t really think that Owen is the best path for Auburn to take, and of course there is more to that storyline, you’ll just have to go on the path of discovery. Owen has some confessions he will need to share as well. C’mon, you didn’t think things were gonna be that cut and dry did you?

There is really no way for you to know which way this story is going to turn and unfortunately this is about all I can give you, because I’m quite sure I have already said a bit too much.

Let’s talk about the support in this book. This is not an ensemble cast, while everyone plays their part and does so very well, the love really circles around Auburn and Owen. Regardless of how big or small, the secondary characters do fill in some gaps. The one thing (among many) that CoHo does very well is developing your feelings for every character written. If you are supposed to love a character, she makes sure you are swept off of your feet, if you are supposed to loathe a character, she is going to be certain that you are seething with rage. It’s very difficult to lodge a complaint, because everyone does the job they were given to do.

CoHo books aren’t really centered around sex, but that doesn’t mean that they are lacking in heat. Within these pages she does a great job of building the tension between Auburn and Owen. . .there are a few moments that it gets pretty thick. Her books may not be centered around the sex, but that BXTCH doesn’t lack creativity when getting down to the action. It takes a special talent to write sex that could be described as “tender fucking”, but that is what she does. Without any hidden innuendo. . .you can feel the passion between Owen and Auburn.

Even though I was somewhat reluctant to give this book a go, it turned out not to be the most emotionally draining book of CoHo’s that I have read and for that, a BXTCH was thankful. Just because I didn’t find myself in a corner, balled up in the fetal position, doesn’t mean she didn’t take me for a ride, she made sure to keep me alert at all times. The best part of her books, while also being the worst part of her books, is her ability to throw you a curveball when you thought the game you were playing was tennis. CoHo can do angst and drama and suspense and humor and love like no other and if you are someone who thinks fate is just a word, then I implore you to learn all about the author herself. Colleen Hoover is someone who was meant to tell stories, she is someone who was meant to slay us with her words, she is someone who was meant to offer us an escape and allow us to live in her imagination, if only for a short amount of time. It’s glorious, it’s dreadful, it’s beauty, it’s heart pounding. . .after all it is all about the #confessions.

I know that I didn’t give much to go on with this book. If you find yourself in a “should I or shouldn’t I” battle, go with should. Even if you decide to watch the series first, I still would recommend a read of the book. And while I’m not a connoisseur of fine artwork, the confessions displayed in this book and series are really beautiful. 

Confess has been turned into a 7-part series that will be shown on go90.com. The first two episodes have already been released, with the remaining five being released on Tuesday (4/4/17). It looks like each episode will be about 22 minutes long and as with any book that makes it to screen, some things are going to be different, BUT, I really think that the changes made in the series is not going to impact the heart of the story. I have already checked out the first two episodes and those episodes are the reason I decided to crack open this book and see what kind of damage CoHo could do to my soul. I have read that one would need an account on go90 in order to watch the series, I have yet to be prompted to set up an account.

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Going Down (The Elevator Series, Book #1) by Katherine Stevens

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Going Down (The Elevator Series, Book #1) by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comGoing Down (The Elevator Series, Book #1) by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comGoing Down (The Elevator Series, Book #1) by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is my very first Katherine Stevens book and I’m not even too sure how I lucked upon it. I think it may have come through my Facebook feed, so shoutout to all of you authors who promote each other, because if y’all didn’t scratch each other every once and a while, I would not have Cici or Cole in my world and that’s no fun. Going Down is the first book in this fan-fucking-tastic series, followed by a novella, then the second book and even better news. . .this is part of Kindle Unlimited, so if you subscribe to that service, you can read for free, YAY! The only other warning I can/will give you BXTCHES is this. . .Going Down is going to suck your asses in and hold you hostage, but in the best, most non-lethal way possible. 

Going Down will be told through Cici’s POV.

Cici is an assistant vice president for Barclay Advertising, a job that she happens to love, if only her boss wasn’t a douche canoe. When she wakes up one morning with news that her company has been bought out, mainly because said douche canoe couldn’t keep his dick out of everyone’s lake, Cici has a renewed sort of energy. Things get even better when she finds out via her BFF Maggie (who happens to also be the company’s HR director) that she gets the glory of vacating the spot left empty by her former boss.

With her first day in her new position coming to an end, she finds herself stuck in an elevator with what could only be described as an Elevator God or what could later best be described as an Elevator Sex God. . .yeah, you know where we’re going with this. C’mon, you’re stuck overnight in an elevator with the most beautiful specimen you have ever laid your eyes on, you had already been in a fight with a mime that day, your blood sugar is a bit low from the lack of any real meal, what’s left to do, other than allow this beauty to impale his goodness in you till you feel nothing but his cock for days, it’s not like you’re ever going to see him again.

Cole Danvers has just scored a job with Grantham Media and while it may not be the job of his dreams, it’s a foot in the door with a very reputable company and it’s too good of an opportunity to pass up. On his way to celebrate with his friends, he finds himself trapped in an elevator with a very beautiful albeit peculiar woman named Cici. Well, you already knows where this ride takes them and even after Cici shouts out Grover Cleveland’s name as she reaches her sweet spot, Cole is eager to to have her in his life. That is until she finds out that Cole is in fact her new assistant and there is no hat or glasses large enough to disguise her from him when he arrives to meet her in the office on his first day. 

So, in a nutshell you have Cici, who by all accounts is a feisty lady who encounters her fair share of “incidents” and is somewhat of a rule follower more than she is a rule breaker. Having crazy elevator sex with a complete stranger is something any decent girl would need to share with her BFF, but when the elevator stranger happens to be your new assistant and the BFF is your HR Director. . .well, you surely can understand how claustrophobic the area between the rock and hard place is that Cici finds herself in. Add that to a crazy cat, a trucker fetish, a couple of accidental fires, and so much more and you have yourself one helluva algebraic equation that would be difficult for even the most brilliant of minds to solve.

Going Down delivers when it comes to the supporting cast. I think I’m someone who jumps over the fence a lot on this subject, almost hypocritically. I guess the reality is, sometimes a great book can thrive when it only focuses on the leading couple. . .but when a comedy is at stake, I personally feel that the support that is written, when written fucking awesomely (the word “well” was just too mediocre to use here), really does it’s job and supports. That’s what you BXTCHES are going to get in Going Down. . .while the support circle isn’t too large, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. Maggie is the BFF and this book would not be the same without her and her story is coming in book #2, so brace yourself. Cole’s family offers another layer that will bring tears to your eyes, tears of laughter, but tears nonetheless. Leroy the cat is almost as necessary as Maggie and just as hilarious. All in all, great ensemble, much needed laughter, fantastically written.

From the rom-com books I have read, there seems to be a pretty delicate line when it comes to the sex scenes mixed with the humor. It has to be difficult to make the page sizzle while still keeping the comedy going but, Katherine Stevens, you delivered girl. I am a BXTCH who usually thinks that if laughter is going down during the sex, then the sex is taking the back seat. . .and not in a “pull this car over because I need your cock right now” way, but more in an “ouch, that’s not where your penis goes” awkward kinda way. But that’s not what comes alive on these pages. The funny is still there, but so is the toe curling, dirty talking stuff we all love. So what if we get a bit of U.S. History while we’re at it, that is something we all probably need anyway. . .so consider it a PSA.

This is a fucking funny book. While I consider myself someone with a pretty good sense of humor, there are books that I have come across that some believe to be “the funniest they have ever read” and it causes my forehead to squint in wonder. . .I just didn’t get it. So, if you’re hesitant to take my word for it, then I understand. But, if you are someone who appreciates the kind of humor that Tara Sivec produces, then Katherine Stevens is for you. I wish my stalker detective skills were more on point, these two women have got to share some friendship DNA or something of the like, where’s Maury when you need him?

When I dive into a book, I usually give it an escapability score. Do I find myself jonesing for another hit? Do I look the sandman in then eye and tell him to fuck off, I’m reading? Can I scroll the book through my imagination and envision a movie? If I find myself answering “yes” to most or all of these questions, then I know I have a gem. I know that a reread will be in my future. And when the book is by a new author (to me), then I know I can add another favorite to my list. Thank you Katherine Stevens, your great imagination and storytelling has brought a smile to this BXTCH’S face, your words have my mouth watering for more, your humor brings relief to my soul and laughter to my heart.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingGoing Down (The Elevator Series, Book #1) by Katherine Stevens | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Pucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Come close and listen carefully BXTCHES. When you pull this masterpiece up on Amazon or Goodreads or wherever it is that you browse for your book boyfriends, one of the first things you will read is “A standalone novel” and then you may become giddy with excitement because you’re thinking that you can jump right into Lance and Poppy without first meeting Alex and Violet or Miller and Sunny or Randy and Lily and I’m here to educate you BXTCHES and tell you, if you go that route, you’re gonna be making a mistake. First, this is a phenomenal ensemble cast and series, which you would be missing out on if you dove headfirst into book #6. Also, Pucked Off gives us Lance and Poppy, and we first met them in Pucked Up (book #2), so it’s just much easier if you were to go in order, trust a BXTCH, I wouldn’t let you down. Let’s get started.

Pucked Off will be told through the POV’s of both Lance and Poppy.

Let’s back the puck up a bit and review. It’s been a while since I acquainted myself with Pucked (book #1), so it’s difficult for me to remember if we actually met Lance then. I will say, if we did, it was brief. But, I know with certainty that Lance was brought to us in Miller and Sunny’s story. It was also where we briefly meet Poppy. If you’re still scratching your head, in the beginning of Pucked Up, after boozing it up at a bar, Miller, Randy, and Lance went back to Lance’s place to continue the party, and tagging along were some ladies. Included in the that group was Poppy. If you’re still a little foggy, she is the one who wiped off the dick that was drawn on Miller’s forehead.

I haven’t yet read any reviews on Pucked Off, but from what I have seen on social media thus far, some are upset that it’s Poppy getting the go here. Maybe upset is not the right term, I just think lots of fans were expecting Tash. But here’s some truth BXTCHES, when we meet Poppy (while she is scrubbing a cock off of a forehead) we learn that she actually knew Lance when she was younger. When we learn that fun bit of information, that was my clue that when we got to Lance, it was going to be Lance + Poppy. But, I can understand where a lot of you were wanting/hoping to get more insight into Lance and Tash. Well, your wish will be granted, just maybe not the way that you had anticipated.

Poppy first met Lance when she was just a kid and he transferred to her school. Her first encounters with him came when he would tug a bit on her ponytail, both gingers, solidarity and all that jazz. Fast forward a bit and Poppy’s older sister is dragging her to a party, one that she was entirely too young to be at. She soon finds herself in a circle and before she realizes it, she is about to enter Seven Minutes in Heaven with. . .Lance. Not wanting to embarrass her (or him, I suppose), Lance waits till the last minute or so to lay one on her. So, at twelve years old (she did lie and say she was fourteen, teetering on crossing over to fifteen) she receives her first kiss from Lance Romero and she has never forgotten it. When she finds herself at his house all those years later, she is pretty devastated that he doesn’t remember her at all and is even more upset when he takes her friend to his room.

Lance’s backstory is fucked up and that’s me being polite. When our introduction to Lance began, we knew he was in some sort of a relationship with Tash, the trainer for the team. They then make an appearance at the engagement party of Alex and Violet, causing quite a scene, and we began to salivate, wanting to know what the fuck was going on between them-what exactly was their story? So, going into this book, here is what we already know-we know that Lance and Tash were off and on and we know that Tash lost her job with the team because of the relationship between her and Lance, we were also led to believe (somewhat) that Lance’s reputation is one that enjoys many women and enjoys the run of the mill puck bunny and maybe that was why the relationship between him and Tash was strained at best. But other than a small side story, we weren’t given too much more, every cameo raised more questions than it did in providing answers. 

There isn’t too much I can tell you regarding Lance and Tash. . .I will say that you get some answers quite early on and if your image of Lance was one of dislike, it will change, quickly. And if your vision of Tash was one of hope, well hells bells, that’s gonna change too.

Back to Poppy. Poppy is a massage therapist who happens to get scheduled to work on Lance, which is how they reconnect. Well, it’s how Poppy reconnects with Lance, not Lance with her, considering he has no recollection of the girl with the red ponytail who he swapped spit with in a closet or the woman who was at his house just a year ago. And if you haven’t yet figured it out, that is how Lance and Poppy eventually become a Lance + Poppy.

There are so many different avenues that brings this story to fruition. Lance’s backstory, while fucked up, is heartbreaking. It is filled with pain, it is filled with regret, it is filled with anger, it is filled with doubt, it is filled with grief. . .it was painful enough to force a BXTCH to lay it down and take some deep breaths, but no worries-hope is on the horizon.

While I believe that this is a fantastic ensemble series, this particular book is more zeroed in on Lance and Poppy, which is probably why Helena Hunting puts it as a standalone (but still heed my warning). We do get visits from the ones we have already fallen in love with or at the very least get a “Where Are They Now” type of catch up. Other than Lance and Poppy, the other main character that brings relevance is Tash. You’re not gonna like her, she is written in the most bitchtacular way that you may get pretty pissed at yourself for ever thinking that a Lance/Tash story was even a possibility, but that just adds so much more to an already fantastic story-don’t ya think?

I could say that the sex in Pucked Off is panty drop worthy and it is, but this isn’t the same as what Alex and Violet have or the need that Randy and Lily have. . .don’t misunderstand me, it’s hot, it’s everything you would want and have come to expect with this series. The difference with Pucked Off versus the rest of this series is Lance. As hot as he is and regardless of the experience he brings to the bedroom, it’s more than just the fuck, it’s more than just the conquest. It’s much more about the unearthing of who Lance is and who Lance is when he is with Poppy. . .it’s almost carthartic. Don’t worry BXTCHES, you still may need to light one up after.

I have loved every single installment in this series. And with each new book, I think that there is no way I will love it the way I loved the previous book(s) and truthfully, I love each couple in this series in a different way, but for me personally, Randy and Lily, barely beating out the other ones, landed in the top spot. . .that is until Lance came along. While the other books gave us some serious laugh out loud humor, Pucked Off didn’t. There were funny moments for sure, but that’s not what it was about. This book came from a different part of Helena Huntings soul, it had to. . .the spectrum of emotions that this story covered had this BXTCH all over the place. I was happy, I was sad, I was angry, I was in love, I was ready to cut a bitch for real. My advice is to just hang on real tight, because Lance is going to take you down a bumpy road and from the looks at that fuck hot cover, you just know it’s gonna be a great journey.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingPucked Off (Pucked Series, Book #6) by Helena Hunting | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Egomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel by Vi Keeland

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Egomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comEgomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comEgomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBxtches Be Blogging Book ReviewsBXTCHES Gotta Warn: The good news? There is no prerequisite book(s) that need to be read prior to Egomaniac. The bad news? Prepare. Prepare yourself to be sucked in and that BXTCH Vi Keeland is not going to let you go until you have read the last word and find yourself wondering if there is going to be more of Drew and Emerie somewhere in your future. The fantastic news? That fucking cover, Good Lord. . .that is ART!

Egomaniac will be told through the POV’s of both Drew and Emerie.

We’re kicking things off on New Year’s Eve and with Drew Jagger getting back to New York after a vacation in Hawaii. Headed to his penthouse/office (they’re both in the same building-one’s at top and one’s at the bottom), he almost sets fireworks of his own off when he surprises someone who has made herself at right at home, in his office.

Emerie Rose has relocated to New York from Oklahoma, with the hopes of establishing her own practice in the big city. Oh and there’s also Baldwin, the one she is somewhat, maybe in love with. . .the one she has maybe followed to New York. . .but also the one who has friend-zoned her. So yeah, there’s that, but more on that in a bit. Imagine Emerie’s surprise when she found a killer deal for a Park Avenue office. . .the perfect location to set-up her practice for marriage counseling. . .the perfect place that was probably too perfect, which she soon discovers when Drew literally scares the skirt right off of her.

When Drew discovers Emerie in his office, he may have been a bit worried, thinking that a squatter has found a new residence, but the pieces start coming together when he realizes that Emerie has actually been conned, right out of ten thousand dollars, cash. By none other than John Cougar. Well, not the real John Cougar, but poor Emerie didn’t recognize the fake name. Drew does his best to help her by taking her to the police station to file a report, but it’s then discovered that she has an outstanding warrant for indecent exposure from when she was a teenager, so Drew’s time with Emerie is going to be extended a bit, which he finds himself surprisingly okay with.

A little more about Drew. . .he is a divorce attorney, a very successful divorce attorney. He is divorced himself and while I would love nothing more than to jump into those juicy details, the story actually flashbacks to the beginning of that time in his life, so it’s better for you to just ride it out and take it all in. But back to Emerie, Drew puts his lawyering to good work when he helps Emerie out of her indecent exposure scandal, which makes Emerie very grateful, but she is still faced with the problem of being out ten thousand dollars, with no prospective places for her to set up shop.

Eventually Drew makes Emerie an offer she really can’t refuse. With his secretary out of the office for several months, it would help him to have someone assist in answering the phones, so she takes some messages in exchange for rent free office space and Drew gets to stare at her ass as much as her really wants. It’s a win-win all the way around. What could go wrong in an office where one person is helping to keep marriages together and the other is helping take them apart? It’s like a match made in heaven.

It doesn’t take much to realize that Drew and Emerie will find their way to a bed or to the top of a desk or up against his window in his penthouse apartment. Whatever the case, his dick finds its way to her pussy and it’s time to pack em’ up and send em’ home, Drew has found the one. C’mon, he’s not that shallow, it’s not only the pussy. . .Emerie is beautiful. . .smart. . .funny. . .a bit naive. . .tells it like it is. . .many reasons for Drew to fall for Miss Oklahoma. Don’t worry, it wouldn’t be the book it is without a bit of angsty drama and Baldwin does have to fit somewhere in the pieces of this romance puzzle, not to mention the ex-wife. It’s all good and bad, but in a good way. I will say this, I’m kinda a whore when it comes to drama between the pages of a really good love story. I love it, it puts me on edge and can almost captivate me like no other part of a book (I said almost), BUT. . .I was falling for Drew so hard, I really didn’t want that small sliver of time where I’m forced to hate him a tiny bit. . .all in the honor of our girl, because you will fall in love with some Emerie. 

We’re not given too much in the way of a supporting cast. But what we do get, is pretty fucking awesome. Roman is Drew’s bestie, has been since elementary and was written so well, I wouldn’t mind a story on him sometime in the near future. We do get Alexa, who is the ex-wife and I’m no author, but I suspect it’s not easy to write a character that you know is going to be hated, but fuck, I bet it’s fun. And trust a BXTCH, you will hate Alexa. Baldwin is walking a thin line, but Drew has his number when it comes to his true intentions, he just needs to get Emerie to see the situation from a different pair of glasses. There is one other character that I’m gonna keep under wraps, but you will love this person and you will fall even harder for Drew because of this person.

Vi Keeland is good at a lot of things when it comes to composing a book. Close to the top of that list. . .the sex. She gets dirty with the best of them and I mean that all around. From creating the tension, to setting the atmosphere, to the dialogue (she creates some toe curling dirty talk), to the actual fucking. . .that BXTCH could give a seminar and save lots of relationships. Just a thought.

I knew Egomaniac was going to be good, I don’t one-click often without first tasting a bit of the sample. Vi Keeland is one of the ones that no appetizer is required. I just dive right in to the meal and go until I can’t take anymore. I finished in one day, what can I say, I was famished. This book offers the gamut of what one needs when seeking an escape. It has a great plot line, it’s funny, it’s sexy, a leading lady who holds her own, provides a bit of tension. . .a fuckhot leading man. . .and it’s all aimed at us, the readers, in an effort to keep us captivated, to help us escape, to provide us with yet another of Vi’s beautiful ones to fall in love with. So yeah, I knew Egomaniac was going to be good, but it was so much more than that.Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingEgomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel by Vi Keeland | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Before I issue any warning, I would like to just close my eyes and say a quick “thank you” to Penelope Ward for that fuck hot cover. That cover envelops everything that is Damien. . .well done, Penelope, well done. Okay, this is certainly a stand-alone novel that requires ZERO pre-requisite reading. However, I do feel obligated to tell you BXTCHES the following. Back in September 2014, Penelope Ward released Step-Brother Dearest (find my thoughts, here) and our book boyfriend in those pages was Elec. Our leading lady in Neighbor Dearest is Chelsea. . .keep following me, I’m getting there. In Elec’s book, we met Chelsea when Elec arrived with her on his arm, for the funeral of his “father” (read the book, you’ll understand the quotes). I’m not sure if you’ve read Step-Brother Dearest. . .it’s not necessary for this particular book. . .however, I recommend it. . .I recommend it so hard, and I should go ahead and tell you, because you will find out before you even turn the first page, Elec is Chelsea’s ex, and this book picks up (in the prologue) several weeks after Elec returns from his father’s funeral. Now that you have been adequately warned, let’s get on with it.

Neighbor Dearest will be told solely through the POV of Chelsea.

Like I said, the prologue kicks in several weeks after Elec returns home from his father’s funeral and it doesn’t take much for Chelsea to realize that things just aren’t right. Sex is non-existent, his kisses hold no passion, it’s just all off. So, while it was no surprise that Elec ends things, it doesn’t make the blow any less painful. Not only did Elec and Chelsea live together, but they also worked together, so while Elec heads back east to be with Greta, Chelsea packs up and moves away from the physical space she and Elec shared, however, she is unable to pack up the emotional space that resides in her heart. 

When Chelsea’s younger sister, Jade, comes to visit, she gets an eyeful of Chelsea’s very hot, but also very much of an asshole, neighbor Damien. Chelsea doesn’t know much about Damien other than the fact that he is spray painting a mural on the side of the building and he has two large dogs that believe the morning time is the best time for incessant barking. After Jade tries to convince Chelsea that maybe she should bake the hot neighbor in the beanie some muffins, while offering up her very own muffin, Chelsea soon finds out another quirky trait of the brooding artist. . .his hearing is fucking outstanding.

Chelsea is having a very difficult time getting over Elec. I mean, she believed that he was the one, you know-her eternal. In order to guide her into making some sense of her personal life, Chelsea has taken up phone therapy once a week, unbeknownst to Chelsea, there is a hole in one of her walls, one of the walls that she happens to share with her neighbor, Damien. And wouldn’t you know, the hottie has heard way more of her personal life than any neighbor, asshole or not, should. The silver lining. . .Damien gives her advice that she needs to hear and not a dime has to come out of her account to get it.

A little info on Damien. He lost his father at a pretty early age (him and his father) to a heart attack. I should probably clarify, he was young when he lost his father and his father was young when he lost his life. That death affected his family (him, a brother, Tyler, and his mom) in very different ways. His mom closed herself off and suffers (present tense) from severe bouts of depression. His brother Tyler is an actor, getting along great and Damien actually made a shit ton of money in the technology industry and invested it in an apartment building. . .the very one that he and Chelsea reside in. He figures that it’s important to live each day to the fullest, because tomorrow is never promised.

Chelsea and Damien made a tiny breakthrough with the “free therapy” offered via a hole in the wall, that progress takes a giant leap forward when Damien’s dogs attack a “bacon marinated” Chelsea and even more strides are made later when Chelsea almost burns down her apartment. Don’t worry, Damien saves the day. 

After sharing a meal with Damien, Chelsea finds out that the “double D’s” (Damien’s dogs) are his dogs with his ex, Jenna and they actually share custody. She also discovers that Damien broke it off with the ex because they each envisioned a different future, hers included marriage and kids, his didn’t. That little nugget of information tells Chelsea that Damien may be fun to look at and hang with, but it won’t go any further than that. And that is how their friendship begins.

And talk about a friendship, Damien even sets up a dating profile for Chelsea so she can get back in the game and it doesn’t take long for Chelsea to go days without a single thought being devoted to Elec, so progress. There’s not much more I can reveal, but it’s obvious to everyone that the sexual tension between Chelsea and Damien is blindingly thick and one begins to wonder “why?”. Why is Damien being so aloof when it comes to his feelings for Chelsea? I think as the reader, you’re gonna figure it out, but the highway of turmoil that both Chelsea and Damien travel down is worth the trip, just make sure to buckle up.

As far as the supporting cast in Neighbor Dearest, they’re present, very well written, and certainly important to Chelsea and Damien’s story, but Chelsea and Damien are the focus. Which I know is obvious, but what I mean is the supporting characters are there without pulling focus away, I hope that makes sense. The important thing (I think anyhow) is it seems that Penelope Ward is laying down some roots for maybe future books that involve some of the ones that we sorta crush on in this book. Hint: this BXTCH is hopin’ for a little Tyler + Jade = the next “Dearest” book. Please and thank you in advance.

I have read five books by Penelope Ward (two of those are collaborations with Vi Keeland) and one thing I can be certain of when I turn on the ole’ e-reader is this. . .when her characters make the decision to get down to the business, you will not be disappointed and Neighbor Dearest was no exception. First, the sexual tension between Chelsea and Damien was enough to have a BXTCH fanning herself, take that up a notch by removing the clothes and this non-smoker (that’s me), may just need to light one up, because SHEE-IT, that woman knows how to choreograph some naked dancing. Again, thank you, Penelope Ward.

There is absolutely nothing I can find wrong with this book, I did think that Chelsea was hung up a bit too long on Elec, but it maybe was important for her end game with Damien, you know “I thought I had the best, until I actually HAD the best” type of thing. Even when Damien was putting on a perfect display of assholeness, you are going to love him. Everything was done right, from the heartache to the heartbreak. . .from the laughter to the tears. . .from the love to the hate. . .from Damien to Chelsea to the double D’s to Jenna. . .it all came together the way a perfect story does. Again, thank you, Penelope Ward.

Maybe you didn’t dive into Stepbrother Dearest because that type of relationship gives you a bit of the “no way”, even though it’s not really what you think it is, make sense? But, Neighbor Dearest is going to have you up all night reading, it will have you sneaking in a couple of pages waiting in the pick-up line at the elementary school, it may even have you “hushing” everyone around you because “MOMMA IS TRYING TO READ!!”, but however you find yourself losing sleep, it will be worth it. Trust this BXTCH!Bxtches Be Reading5 Star Read for Bxtches Be ReadingFavorite Quotes TagNeighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Whiskey Neat (The Uncertain Saints MC Series, Book #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Okay, there really isn’t a warning here “per say”, but can we take a moment real quick and really admire the fuck out of that cover? I’m not sure what this bundle of hotness is pondering over, but. . .can this BXTCH be the one to put him at ease? I mean, if I wasn’t married of course. Let’s carry on, shall we?

Whiskey Neat will be told through the POV’s of Lenore and Griffin. Which, I must say is my favorite way to tell most stories. I love being able to get inside the head (figuratively of course) of the male, especially this one.

The prologue is going to kick off six months prior, which is when we meet Griffin. Unfortunately we meet him right as he is about to bury his six year old son. Yeah, I know, sucks balls. His son, Tanner, was the victim of a drive-by shooting. One that took place in front of Tanner’s school. One that most likely was intentional, what I should say is, the intent was to kill Tanner. It would help you to know that Griffin’s ex-wife, Noreen was now married to a state Senator. I’m gonna leave that right there, we may come back to that later. If not, go ahead and draw some conclusions.

Lenore owns Uncertain Pleasures. The only sex toy shop in Uncertain, Texas. This is where she happens to be one night when Griffin shows up looking to buy some batteries. Unfortunately the only batteries the shop carries are packaged with the dildos, which leaves very little options for Griffin. Now, Griffin does leave the dildo on Lenore’s car with a note. Very taken by Griffin and his overwhelming hotness, Lenore uses that very same toy to bring her a bit of pleasure later that night.

Griffin is a Texas Ranger (not the bat swinging kind either), he is also a member of the Uncertain Saints MC. Now, this is a pretty small MC and was really formed by guys who were brought together by certain happenings in their lives. They’re not really the 1% kind. Now, that doesn’t mean that they’re not out to serve up their own brand of justice, in this case, trying to get the assholes who are responsible for Tanner’s death. They still represent brotherhood at all turns. MC books are one of this BXTCHES favs and while the focus of Whiskey Neat isn’t on the MC, it still plays an important role, one that I hope grows as this series grows. 

Lenore is having her own issues. First, she is having some health problems and has a BFF that is married to her high school nemesis. I should probably clarify and say that her BFF is Remy who happens to be male and the bitch nemesis is female. I won’t go much further into that, it’s definitely worth the discovery. I really just wanted to give a little insight into Lenore, who you are going to absolutely adore. Adore Lenore, look at that, I didn’t even try to make that happen.

Lenore + Griffin evolves or I should say kicks off when he finds the dildo he discarded on her bed and knows immediately where it had been. What starts out as very hot sex, turns into much more.

When it comes to a supporting cast, Whiskey Neat is no different than any other Lani Lynn Vale book. She really does a great job of forcing you to invest in all of the characters in this book, hell all of her books for that matter. The story that’s presented in Whiskey Neat requires a range of characters and they are so well developed that I was able to really have the book almost play out in my imagination, which for me, is the best kind of storytelling. Lenore couldn’t have been better written. Everything about her screams fierce (she even has red hair for crying out loud). She is what I want in a heroine, she knew what she wanted and didn’t take no for an answer. When I expected her to hide certain aspects of her life from Griffin, she jumped right on the honesty train and took it for a ride. Adored, adored, adored Lenore (there I go again). With Griffin, he certainly fills the role of Alpha Male VERY WELL. While I didn’t really enjoy the fact that his son was murdered, I did love the vulnerability it brought out in him. All in all, Griffin could certainly make my “favorite Alphas” list. 

The fucking in this book is AVN award worthy (that’s the Oscar equivalent for porn, just in case you were wondering). I’m not sure if the scenes in this book are getting pulled from real life (though I may have to try some in my real life) or if it’s the work of a fantastic imagination. Either way, applause to you, Lani Lynn Vale. Griffin is going to knock your socks off, melt your panties, have you looking for your dildo and making sure your man knows exactly what he is to do with it, just get ready to rip the clothes off and get to the business. Yes, it’s pretty scorching. 

Now, this book has everything in it. It has the suspense of Tanner’s death and Griffin trying to find those responsible. It has the tragedy of a parent losing a child and the grief he must work through, which is really fucking sad. It has the drama of bitches causing problems and just being bitches. Reading Whiskey Neat is comparable to watching an entire season of your favorite show on Netflix, except all of the angst and sex and drama and LOL’ing and tragedy, is all rolled into one book. But like any good show, you still binge on it and are left with a bit of a hangover in the end.

When I “one-clicked” Whiskey Neat and saw that it was 400+ pages, I expected it would take several days to finish. So, imagine my surprise, when I started this book in the morning, while the kids were getting ready for school, and finished it by early evening. I was so shocked when I turned the last page, that I had to re-check on Amazon for the page count. I’m actually still a bit skeptical on that number. Either way, I finished this book in less than a day and my belief is this. . .if a book is so good that you can’t even put it down to “adult”, then you have no choice but to give it the 5 hearts it deserves. So, thank you Lani Lynn Vale for giving me the escape (even if it was for one day) and forcing my husband to play both roles, it was so worth it.

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Roomhate by Penelope Ward

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Roomhate by Penelope Ward

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is a stand-alone novel, so no fear of a cliffhanger here. I’ve only read several books by Penelope Ward (I’m not sure what the fuck is wrong with me, I clearly need more from this woman), so my warning is this. . .get ready to get sucked in. It doesn’t matter what I’m in the middle of doing, once I start one of her books, I can’t stop and Roomhate was no different. So, what I’m trying to say is this. . .you need to plan accordingly when cracking this one open, because tasks/chores/getting the “business”, will probably be put on hold. You’ve been warned.

Roomhate will be told through the POV of Amelia.

The beginning of Roomhate finds Amelia leaving an attorney’s office. She just found out that her late nana has left her, her summer beach house. Well, she actually left it to Amelia and Justin. Ahhh. . .Justin, Amelia’s childhood BFF, crush, confidant, love. But, it’s been a decade since she’s last laid eyes on him and was okay if another decade past with many miles between them, but nana had to go and shake things up. I’m sure there is a reason for everything, nana’s are usually all knowing, you know.

Being a teacher, Amelia gets the summer’s off and her year has kind of been shitty. She caught her boyfriend cheating on her and the topping on that craptastic cake. . .the cheating bastard is actually moving in with the whore, ahem. . .the other woman. Needless to say, the beginning of the summer couldn’t get to her quick enough, and she finally finds herself at her new summer residence. With no signs or news from Justin, Amelia is really settling into her summer life. That is until she returns home one day and finds a leggy beauty in her kitchen. Turns out, the hottie belongs to Justin. So much for fun and relaxation.

Ten years may have passed since they’ve last seen one another, but the hate that Justin has for Amelia is still going strong and he is not holding it back. It should be no secret that Amelia fell in love with the teenage version of Justin and the years may have aged him, but they did a fine job doing so and his presence is having a huge effect on Amelia. It doesn’t help the situation when Amelia can very clearly hear Justin ensuring that his girlfriend, Jade, is fully satisfied.

As much as Amelia wants to hate Jade, she can’t, the woman is just too damn sweet. So much so, they even get a summer job waiting tables together. As the summer moves by, the hate from Justin does begin to dissipate a small bit. It does help when Jade is called back to New York for work (she is a Broadway actress), what I mean is. . .it just seems that Justin doesn’t have to “hate” Amelia as much when Jade isn’t around. 

Emotions and feelings do begin to get muddled. One saving grace is Justin doesn’t favor anyone who cheats. He came from a philandering home and holds strong to his moral code. . .if you’re going to cheat, break it off first. Life has a very funny way of figuring things out for you when you are maybe having a difficult time doing so. Well, life does just that for Amelia. Now, I wish I could go into greater detail, it’s just the exploration of two people who come together after years apart, is just too beautiful to ruin.

Roomhate is broken up into two parts (and I can’t really say much about part two without being a spoiler). The first part is the understanding and laying down a certain foundation. It even flashes back to Amelia and Justin’s childhood, in order to piece the puzzle together. Part two finishes the story (of course), and certainly gives a different version of Justin. One that is much more “book boyfriend” material. The first part of Roomhate, presents Justin as more as an unforgiving asshole, but once the two parts merge, the reader certainly has a better understanding behind Justin’s attitude.

There’s not a lot of supporting cast in Roomhate. Of course, there is Jade, which I’m glad Penelope Ward made likable. She could’ve easily been a jealous bitch and it would’ve made perfect sense, but I liked that her and Amelia were friends. There are other characters that kind of fill in the gaps, but Roomhate is really a book about two people, so there isn’t a necessity for other characters to bring it all together.

Sex is inevitable and the sex in Roomhate is pretty scorching. What really brings the vibe to “dropping panty” status. . .is Justin. He is sex perfection in every sense of the idea. From rubbing one out when he thinks he’s alone, to the dexterity in his fingers (and tongue) to his dirty and raunchy vocabulary, his ability to curl the toes and light the “after” cigarette was pretty spot on. And, look at that cover, surely that gets you ready.

My only “issues” with Roomhate (and they’re not detrimental) is I wish and longed for. . .Justin’s POV. I think with a story like this, one that involves years of history between the characters, it really helps to get inside the heads of both characters AND Amelia wasn’t as tough or secure as I wanted her to be, but I think being able to get Justin’s POV would’ve helped with my feelings towards her. She wasn’t a wimp, it’s just I think I needed a little more fierceness from her. 

All in all, I loved Roomhate. Funny thing, I started to read the sample, then something (I’m sure one of my offspring) pulled me away, so I never finished the sample. I bought it because I knew the price was going to go up and I wanted to catch it before that happened. I didn’t start it right away because I was in the middle of another book (probably several). So, one day, I just decided to dive in and once that happened, I couldn’t put it down. So, putting my “issues” aside, this was a really terrific read, so much so, I need to invest in more Penelope Ward. Great job.Bxtches Be ReadingBook Review.4Favorite Quotes TagRoomhate by Penelope Ward | Review on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is a pretty long book (473 pages), but no worries, it is so worth it. I’ve read only one other book by Mariana Zapata (Under Locke), and I loved that book, which is why I’m quite disappointed in myself that I’ve never pursued any of her other titles. I only discovered The Wall of Winnipeg because it had popped up on some of my social media feeds several times and at first I was literally judging a book by its cover, I mean the name wasn’t so appealing, the cover was just, so so, but it continued to make appearances, so I thought it must be a sign and I decided to give it a try. Holy shit, I’m really a bitch for judging anything prior to cracking it open, I could not stop reading this book (much to the frustration of my husband). It is that good. Let’s get on with it.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is told through the POV of Vanessa.

Vanessa is the personal assistant/housekeeper for Aiden Graves, who plays for the Three Hundreds and happens to be the #1 defensive player in the NFO (National Football Organization). Vanessa doesn’t hate her job, she doesn’t love it either. Did she crush on her boss when she first took the job? Yes, but who wouldn’t when your boss looked like Aiden. That crush quickly evaporates when his personality comes out to play. Aiden is an asshole, but not really an asshole. He’s just someone who likes things a particular way and doesn’t really have a way with words, as in, he doesn’t really speak a lot of them. Adding to his stunning charisma is the fact that he is coming back from what could’ve been a career ending injury, but not for Aiden, who truly believes in the “the body is the temple” mantra. Vanessa took the job knowing that it would be temporary, the goal being able to become her own boss by doing graphic design work. It’s now two years later and her dream is starting to become a reality. The problem, she now has to tell Aiden or what he is better known as. . .The Wall of Winnipeg. Easy peasy, right?

Once she breaks the news to Aiden, his reaction is very “I don’t give a shit” and his only request is for Vanessa to inform Trevor, Aiden’s manager. Trevor is a dick (not the good kind, either) who actually calls Vanessa “a dinner roll”, told you, a dick. That compliment has Vanessa leaving sooner rather than later and after several weeks of being her own boss, she returns to her apartment one day to find Aiden waiting on her. Turns out, life isn’t so good without Vanessa.

Not only does Aiden need Vanessa back in his life to help keep it sorted, but he has also run into a bit of an immigration snafu. Oh yeah, Aiden is Canadian, just in case the nickname didn’t clue you in. When Vanessa suggests the brilliant idea of Aiden maybe marrying an American in order to obtain his green card quicker, Aiden thinks it’s a great idea. The American he thinks would be perfect? Vanessa. Gotta hand it to the girl, she hangs onto her laurels for quite some time, it’s only when Aiden sweetens the pot by agreeing to pay off Vanessa’s student loans do the wheels start turning. By choosing to go to the school of her dreams and not really qualifying for any scholarships, Vanessa has earned herself tremendous debt, debt that no one, not even her closest friend in the world knows about, so you can see her dilemma. Really, what do you think she does?

A little background on Vanessa real quick. She has three older sisters (all of whom she loathes) and a younger brother (who she happens to adore). While growing up, her mother was an addict and certain happenings caused Vanessa and her brother to wind up with a foster family (who she also adores). There are other circumstances surrounding Vanessa’s relationship with her family, but that’s something you will have to read to enjoy.

After becoming Mrs. Aiden Graves, Vanessa of course, moves into Aiden’s home that he shares with his roommate, Zac. Zac and Vanessa became really close (totally platonic) while she was employed with Aiden. She has her own room and continues to run her own business. Obviously this is a love story and it should go without saying who the love is between. Aiden takes a bit to warm up to, but the journey that Aiden and Vanessa go on, is so very much worth it. Trust this BXTCH.

As for the supporting cast in The Wall of Winnipeg and Me? In short, they are all fantastically written and you are going to love most and hate a couple, which is how it’s supposed to be. In most romantic books, comedy or otherwise, it’s pretty easy to fall in love with the Alpha/Hero/Hottie, it’s not so easy here, but Vanessa is going to embed her way into your heart almost from page one. Her relationships with the supporting characters in this book will have you wishing for someone of her likeness in your life. But really, it’s how she is with Aiden, and how that relationship develops that will have you swooning.

While I usually take some time out to talk about sex in a particular book, there really isn’t much in The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. In fact, the actual getting down with the business doesn’t even come until the last chapter, really, that’s how long it takes. It does threaten to make an appearance prior to chapter 30, however, the toe curling excitement doesn’t happen until then, so you’ll just have to hang onto those panties a while. I will say this, first the lack of sex is not causing this book to miss a thing (I promise). Second, when it finally is time to drop the pants, Mariana Zapata does not disappoint. In fact, you’ll fall for Aiden even more.

There was so many things to love about The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I’m usually someone who loves a good conflict, the other woman kind. I almost expect it when I read a sports romance, this book didn’t involve any of Aiden’s other women (not even a mention) and I found myself quite alright with that. The relationships that are fostered are beautiful to watch grow (not watch, but you know what I mean). I didn’t really know what to expect prior to one-clicking this. I knew I enjoyed Under Locke (probably should read again to refresh the memory), but I wasn’t sure about this one. Well, like I stated in the beginning, I should learn to trust more. You will not be disappointed by getting to know Aiden and Vanessa. 
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