Renee Conoulty: June 2015


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Caching In by Tracy Krimmer

Can a compass lead you to love? 

Broken-hearted Ally Couper has had enough with her ridiculous life. Her job at the bank is going nowhere, and her love life might as well be non-existent. 

Determined to try something new, Ally becomes absorbed in the world of geocaching. The high-tech driven scavenger hunt introduces her to Seth, and she realizes the game isn’t the only thrilling part. 

Ally’s bad luck may finally be changing, until the past threatens to halt her future with Seth. Can they find happiness together, or is love the one cache Ally can’t find?

Hey! Here's my review.

I first heard about geocaching in Colleen Hoover's Slammed series (which I loved) so was excited to find another book involving this gps treasure hunt hobby. I have never been geocaching, but would love to give it a go sometime.

Caching In is a fun contemporary romance. I loved the main characters. They were so real and relatable, but not so flawed that I wanted to slap any of them, well maybe one of them...... The novel had an overall light chick lit feel, but also touched on deeper real life issues, such as cheating and the loss of a loved one. I found this story emotionally engaging. It had me giggling most of the way through it, then caught me by surprise by getting me all choked up near the end. 

This is the first book I have read by Tracy Krimmer. I love her style and immediately picked up another of her books to read within minutes of finishing this one.


  • Where: Giveaway
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Monday, 29 June 2015

The Broken Hearts Society of 17C by Leigh Ann Kopan **Blog tour - Review**

Hey Everyone!

I'd like to introduce you to Leigh Ann Kopans. This is the last stop on her blog tour to celebrate the release of her latest book - The Broken Hearts Society of 17C. It is a New Adult book full of romance and self discovery. I absolutely LOVED it!

Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her debut novel, ONE, is about a girl with only half a superpower, the boy who makes her fly, and her struggle to make herself whole.

Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her obsessing over the latest superhero movie or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again.)

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The Broken Hearts Society of 17C by Leigh Ann Kopans

Friends don’t let friends make the same horrible relationship mistakes twice.

Rion, Amy, and Arielle, the three occupants of first-year dorm Harrison Tower’s Suite 17C have never met before the first day of school, but they soon discover they have one thing in common – being on the wrong end of an epically awful breakup.

Heartbreak sucks, especially when the girls should have seen the trouble coming from a mile away. But there’s no better time than the beginning of college to take charge of your own love life, and nobody better than a roommate to keep you accountable. Over ice cream and pizza their first week, the girls vow never again to date anyone like the assholes who ripped their hearts out and smeared them across the quad.

And that's how the Broken Hearts’ Society of Suite 17C is born.

Now, if only Crash, the tattooed, pierced, and probably stoned guy who works at Rion’s newest job, wasn’t so damn sexy and sweet...

If only Matt, the thoughtful and driven pastor’s kid, would quit being so okay with just being Amy’s friend…

If only Lauren, the innocent small-town girl with her own set of issues, would stop finishing Arielle’s sentences and invading her dreams…

it would be a lot easier for the girls to keep their promises to the Society and to themselves.

If only.

Hey! Here's my review.

This is the first book I have read by LeighAnn Kopans. I wasn't sure what to expect and I found the first page quite confronting. There was a whole lot of swearing and a drug bust. Not quite what I was expecting and I was thinking to myself is all this swearing really necessary. I don't swear and it made me feel a little uncomfortable. I kept reading though and the writing style changed completely in the next chapter. I discovered that the book is written from three main characters POV and each have vastly different personalities. The writing style and language change in each POV and capture the characters perfectly. Yes the swearing was necessary and so was everything else in the book - it was perfect!

As I got to know Rian (swears like a sailor), Amy (sweet overprotected Christian) and Arielle (non athletic lesbian) they each found a place in my heart. I went with them on their journey through starting college, heartbreak, friendship and finding love. I even had a bit of a crush on Crash, Matt and Lauren - they won me over too! I was emotionally caught up in the story. The feels! I'm glad I was wearing my sunglasses at the park this morning as I read the last four chapters.

As well as three beautiful love stories and a tale of friendship, many deeper issues are explored such as homosexuality, drug use, abortion, trust and controlling relationships.

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.


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Pop in and see Leigh Ann on her other blog stops

June 23 - Lost in Ever After

June 24 - Chick Lit Plus

June 29 - Hey Said Renee            

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Up and In by Deborah Disney **Interview & Review**

Hey Everyone!

I'd like to introduce you to debut Australian author, Deborah Disney.

Australian author, Deborah Disney, grew up in the regional city of Toowoomba and now lives in Brisbane with her husband and two school-aged daughters. Deborah has a BA/LLB from the University of Queensland and practised as a solicitor for a number of years prior to having children. She chose to specialise in litigation law as that seemed like the best preparation for what is now her looming battle – mothering her daughters through the teenage years. Deborah's first novel, Up and In, is a satirical look at the interactions of school and sporting mums.

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Author Interview

How long did it take you to go from first idea to publication of Up and In?

Just over a year. I started writing pretty much as soon as the idea manifested, but initially I didn't even really focus on it becoming a book. I just wrote some stuff down (that 'stuff' evolved into the first chapter) and I showed it to a friend who encouraged me to send it to a publisher. I discovered I needed three chapters to be able to submit to the first publisher I happened upon and so I took a couple of weeks to write those. I was incredibly lucky in that HarperCollins came back to me in just a couple of days saying they would like to see the whole manuscript. It then took me about seven months to complete that and then there were a few months taken up with structural and copy editing and then it was about another two months between the book being finished and it being published. 

What inspired you to write Up and In?

I have always been fascinated by people - their actions are frequently puzzling to me, and I have probably spent more time than the average human trying to work out the motivations of others. As I have got older, a couple of things have become clear to me - often the time spent in trying to analyse why someone does or says what they do is a complete waste of time. Without really knowing what is going on in someone else's life, it is impossible to judge why they might behave as they do. It is also a complete waste of time ... a waste of life, in fact, to try to alter who you are, just to fit in with someone else. Being true to yourself and maintaining your own values ... even in the face of some positively deplorable behaviour by others ... is the best way forward. I have observed that when there are groups of people who are thrust together by circumstance, there can often be a false hierarchy that evolves. And as a result of this hierarchy, there can be a lot of pretence, and a lot of judgment. The school mum environment is such a perfect setting for a story about this type of social hierarchy, as people from many different backgrounds are coming together and trying to find their tribe. Having had children at school for a number of years, and having had friends with children at other schools, I discovered that our stories were often similar. It made me think that perhaps there might be other women out there who were wanting to break free of the school gate politics and based on the feedback I have received from readers around the world, that has certainly proved to be the case.

Did you know how Up and In was going to end when you started writing? Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Okay - I just needed to go look up 'pantser' - I suspected I was one but didn't want to admit to it without really knowing! I am in fact a bit of both. Before I settled in to write the whole manuscript of Up and In, I did make notes of some scenes and these were kept in a separate document. I wrote the last chapter when I was about ten chapters in - that really helped me with working out the direction of the story. With my second book, I have done something similar. I haven't written my whole last chapter, but I do know what the last line is going to be. I have not written much of that story at all, but I have got a number of plot points to work with. From here, I will be a pantser with it. So I am a plotter-pantser.

Were any of the characters based on people you know?

Not exactly. I have certainly encountered people who have shown some of the characteristics of some of the beas ... and not just in the school setting. I have met women like the beas in all sorts of arenas. However, no one character in Up and In is based on any one person I have met. 

Which character do you relate to most and why?

At this point in my life, I would say Maria's sister-in-law, Susannah. I definitely have my moments of Maria-neurosis, and Maria and I do share the same sense of humour, but really I prefer to look at life the way Susannah does. I am also quite fond of spreadsheets, so there is a bit of me in Sonja too, I guess :-/  

Are you working on anything else at the moment?

Yes, I have started writing my second book. I am really happy with how it is going but I am definitely experiencing that whole 'second novel syndrome' where you feel the pressure to make it better than the first. So far, I feel it's on track for that.

What do you do when you aren’t writing?

Drink wine, eat chocolate ... oh hang on - I do those while I'm writing too. When I'm not writing, I waste far too much time on Facebook. I really like cooking but in our household, if I cook, I clean, and if my husband cooks, I clean. I dream of a time when I get to cook and don't have to clean up afterwards!

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

This may sound trite, but I have learnt so much through the experience of being published. One of the best things, though, has been the relationships I have formed. Other authors and bloggers are so incredibly supportive of one another and it is just a really wonderful community to be a part of. There are a couple of women I have met who I would now count among my best friends - absolute soul sisters - so I believe the rewards of being published can be far greater than the monetary kind. 

Thank you so much for hosting me and my story, Renee. You are one of the bloggers who really makes a difference to authors - your passion for books is infectious! 

Up and In by Deborah Disney

A wonderfully wry tale about the pressure women put on themselves and one another to fit in, measure up and look glamorous while doing it. Distinctly middle class parents, Maria and Joe have committed all available income to giving their daughters Kate and Sarah the best education possible, which to them means attending the most exclusive girls school in the state. But when Kate befriends the spoilt and moody Mirabella, Maria finds herself thrust into a high society of champagne-swilling mother-istas she hasn't budgeted for. Saturday morning netball is no longer a fun mother-daughter outing, but a minefield of social politics. While the increasingly neurotic Maria struggles to negotiate the school mum hierarchy, Joe quietly battles a midlife crisis and Kate attempts to grow up as gracefully as possible (without having her life ruined by embarrassing parents). For every woman who has ever felt she may be wearing the wrong shoes, this is a book that will remind you - you're not alone.

Hey! Here's my review.

When I saw this book described as "the Devil wears Prada at the school gates" I thought it sounded like a fun read. I have never been a fashionista, rubbed shoulders with the high society ladies or had the desire to "keep up with the Jones's", but I still found Maria very relatable. There were so many anecdotal moments throughout the book that made me giggle and say "Yes! I did that too!" 

Maria is a middle class mum, just like me. She and her husband Joe have saved up to send their children to "the best" private girls school to give them "the best" education. But they haven't budgeted for "the best" everything else that comes with being accepted into this world. Playground politics whilst swilling champagne.

I found the writing style engaging. I've never played or watched much netball, but found myself caught up in action of the couple of netball games, though not all the action occured on the court. 

This is the debut novel from Australian author Deborah Disney. I am looking forward to reading her next one. 



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Saturday, 27 June 2015

A Questionable Friendship by Samantha March

Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself. 

A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.

Hey! Here's my review.

Friends for a reason, friends for a season, or friends for a lifetime? After being best friends for seven years, Brynne and Portland seem to be friends for a lifetime, but they still have some secrets from each other. Does being best friends mean you have to share everything? There are many reasons you might want to keep a secret: fear of being judged, denial, protecting someone, embarrassment, privacy, and the list goes on. If you don't tell each other everything, does that mean you really are friends? 

In this contemporary women's fiction, Samantha March explores the relationship between two friends. The novel kept me engaged the whole way through. I found both Brynne and Portland likeable and relatable characters. The plot took a twist I wasn't expecting which took to story onto a whole new level. I loved how the epilogue wrapped everything up and answered all my questions. This is the first novel I have read my Samantha March, but it won't be the last.


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Friday, 26 June 2015

Second Chance by Carla Caruso

On the night of her 35th birthday, Flora Brunelli is full of regrets. The celebrations have turned sour and life hasn't gone according to plan. She wishes she could be 20 again. Then she finds herself zapped back in time, landing in the summer of 1998 when she was 20 years old. The Spice Girls are at the top of the charts and the X-Files is the hit TV show. It's also the week Flora's life unravelled. For Flora, this is a chance to change her future: win back the love of her life, stay friends with her former best mate and succeed in landing her dream job. It should be easy. But her ex's best friend, Lance Devic, who she never really noticed before, keeps popping up and messing with her head. And after a while Flora begins to wonder if living in the past really will deliver her the happiness she seeks? 

Hey! Here's my review.

I've read a lot of Carla's recent books and I like her style, so I decided to go back and read some of the older ones. I was drawn to this one because I had just read another book where the main character went back in time to relive a week where she had made some bad decisions. This book was exactly what I felt like reading and I loved it. 

I was also a 20 year old Aussie girl in the summer of 1998, so I really related to Flora. She is the kind of girl I could imagine being friends with. She was a bit self centred the first time she was 20, but I think we all were. I enjoyed journeying with her as she grew throughout the book. I loved the 90's references and I think I started singing all the songs that were mentioned! Now where is my denim jacket.....


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My favourite ereader is on sale

Hey Everyone!

This post is especially for my Aussie friends. I don't often jump up and down and shout out about a product, but this time I couldn't help myself. My favourite ereader, the one I use everyday, is going on sale today! It is usually $189.95, but for four days only Kobo Australia will be making it available for just $129!
Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash

With a 6 inch screen, it is the perfect size for reading. Bigger than my smartphone but not as bulky as a tablet. I love the Pearl E Ink screen, so easy to read outside in the sunshine (I have a lot of that where I live). The first ereader I had was the Kobo Touch. I loved it, but was so excited to upgrade to the Aura . Mostly because of the built in frontlight, but I love the smooth edge to edge design. No raised bevel on this baby! 

Four days only! 

Starting June 26th until June 29th 2015.

I chose the Kobo because they are easily available in Australia and are compatible with epub ebooks. The majority of the books I read are epub, as that is what is available through my local library. 

If you do spoil yourself with a new Kobo Aura or already have a Kobo, why not treat yourself to a new romance book. They are on sale too. If you don't have a Kobo, you can download the Kobo app for free and read on your smartphone or tablet.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Freeding with BookBub

Hey Everyone!

Another fantastic service that will wade through all the ebooks out there to find you the best deals is BookBub. As well as a free daily email notification service, they also have all the deals listed on their website so you can have a look whenever you feel like it. If you log in, your preferences will be saved and the recommendations will be tailored for you. There are also handy links down the side to help you search for books based on latest deals and genre. They advertise discount and free deals from Amazon, B&N, Apple, Google, Kobo and Smashwords.

I think BookBub have the prettiest emails and they have been the easiest to read on my mobile, streamlined so I don't have to zoom in or swipe side to side.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Teen Romance

Hey Everyone!

I was answering some questions for an interview I'm doing next month on another blog (Squeee - I'm the one being interviewed!) and it got me reminiscing about the books I read when I was younger.

When I was about 14, I started noticing boys. Thinking about boys, daydreaming about boys, looking at boys, but I was way too shy to talk to boys, let alone kiss one (That didn't happen until I was 16 - yes, I was a sweet sixteen and never been kissed). To get my romance fix, I read teen romance novels. They weren't called YA romance back then. They didn't deal with deeper issues or have a dark side like many of the YA novels do these days. They mostly dealt with highschool drama, first love and small conflicts. There was no sex, drugs or alcohol. They were clean and sweet, so sweet in fact that the series was called Sweet Dreams.

The Sweet Dreams series had over 230 stand alone teen romance novels from different authors. They were published between 1981 to 1996. I remember sitting on the floor in the corner of the local second hand book shop and systematically working my way through the box of Sweet Dreams novels, looking for the ones I hadn't read yet. I wish I still had some, but over the years they got traded in for the Mills & Boon and the Silhouette Special Edition's.

Did you read these books too? What was your favourite YA/teen fiction?

The Espionage Effect by Kat & Stone Bastion **Cover reveal & Spotlight**

Hey everyone!

A few months ago I read my first book by the husband/wife team - Kat and Stone Bastion. I proceeded to devour the whole "No Weddings" contemporary romance series that they wrote and loved it. Here are my reviews - No Weddings, One FuneralTwo Barmizvahs, Three Christmases & For Valentines.

I am thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for Kat & Stone Bastion's latest novel. The official cover reveal is on June 24 - it's June 24 here where I live in Darwin, Australia - so here it is! (Hopefully you are some of the first people to see this!)

THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT is a standalone, full-length, action-adventure romance filled with plenty of the sexual tension, deep emotion, and scorching scenes the Bastions are known for.

This sexy action-adventure romance releases July 14th!

The Espionage Effect cover

Do you like romance a little more erotic, edgy, darker, filled with action-adventure, toned with mystery, complete with a twist...or two? If so...

Be sure to preorder your copy today!
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Release Date: July 14th, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

About The Espionage Effect:
When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.
I'm Devin Hill.
Darkness taints my soul.
I'm suffocating. Drowning.
The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.
Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect...bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.
Until I dare to be wild.
Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.
Until all that follows redefines everything I've ever known.
What happens when you stumble into a world of spies...and discover you belong there?

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“Do you remember their love?” An odd question, even to my ears, but I needed to know. He didn’t reply right away, only briefly paused, then continued typing. I didn’t release the photograph. Didn’t turn around. Entranced to a level I couldn’t resist or deny, I remained rooted to the spot on his bamboo office floor, clinging to a fragment of someone else’s joyous life, stuck in my admiration for those who’d been able to defy the choking darkness of the world for its breath of light. The keyboard clicking ended entirely. But I barely noticed. My heart pounded in my ears as I gripped the frame, thumbs slipped into place on the perfect silver surface. My fingerprints might as well have marred the perfect picture. Its image marked me. Indelibly. How had one two-dimensional image branded my heart so fast? On a shaky exhale, it hit me. It hadn’t. The delicate aging photograph hadn’t been the one thing, it had been the last thing, the proverbial straw on the camel’s back—the catalyst to the fractures spider-webbing through an armored façade I’d so carefully constructed finally shattering apart, blowing to dust the once impenetrable fortress walls I’d imprisoned myself within. “I remember.” His voice slid over my senses, warm and soft. His heat came up behind me, wrapping around me as his strong hands ran down my arms, then covered my hands as they still clutched the frame. For the first time in my life, I finally stood without my armor. Terrified, yet convinced I needed to take the leap of faith even if I died from the fall, I leaned back into his strength. And he held me. As I began to shake, gripped the frame tighter for fear of dropping it, he simply held me. “Their laughter is the greatest memory; I can still hear its echo in my head, feel its presence in the middle of the night.” An aching pang thumped from behind my ribcage. That he would be lonely in the darkness too, seek the memory of what he’d once had to lull him to sleep. I’d done the opposite. “I can’t remember mine.” My voice croaked. Hands trembling uncontrollably, I clattered the bottom metal corners of the frame down onto the perfectly polished surface before I dropped it. “Their love, I mean.” I sucked in a ragged breath as my arms drew against my middle. I hugged myself, trying to hold in the pain that I’d never let myself feel. His arms followed, covering mine. A cramp burned at the base of my throat, and I closed my eyes, pinching back hot tears, afraid of losing myself to the scathing onslaught of feelings. As my breathing grew shallow, Alec tightened his hold, wordlessly providing his protection from the unseen threat.

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About Kat & Stone Bastion:


Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick. Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs. When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

Be sure to follow Kat & Stone's social media pages to keep informed:
Facebook | TalkToTheShoe Blog | Kat's Twitter | Stone's Twitter

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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Secret Worlds box set **Blog tour - Spotlight & Giveaway**

Hey Everyone!

Do you love paranormal romance? Check out this new box set - 21 full length novels for a dollar! Sounds like a good deal to me. Read on to find out more about Secret Worlds and enter the giveaway to win a Kindle Fire or $100.

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Secret Worlds, a best-selling boxed set of spicy paranormal reads, is brought to you by twenty-one USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Authors!† With twenty-one stories and over a million enchanting words of fiction, this paranormal romance boxed set will keep you spellbound.† Dive through Secret Worlds and into the arms of heroes who will steal your heart and leave you hot.

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Whether you love paranormal romance that warms you up or sets you on fire, this boxed set will have something to entice your preternatural sensibilities. Supernaturally thrilling and engaging, this boxed set has it all: ghosts, vampires, mind-readers, shapeshifters, demons, faeries, werewolves, and more. For a limited, you can enjoy books from today's USA Today and Amazon Bestselling, including titles that are slated for the big screen! When purchased separately, these books cost over $50! But they are yours today for less than $1. Every selection in this rare, limited edition paranormal romance boxed set are full-length novels and novellas!
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Today's author secrets:

— Debbie Herbert's Author Secret. —
My secret crush is actor/model Rick Mora. He's had success as a Native American model and secured small parts in film and television. Plus, he's also worked as a photographer, writer and philanthropist. I find talent, intelligence and, most important, kindness extremely attractive in a man. Really, a generous heart is sexy!
Native American culture draws me with its creativity and wisdom. I've even written two Harlequin Novels with Native American heroes and that used Choctaw legends as my plot inspiration.
So what's your secret? What fascinates you? I'd love to hear about it!
— Caethes Faron’s Author Secret —
Amaia, the heroine of Haunting Echoes, my book in the box set, is a vampire and really hates humans. My secret is, she was created while I worked at Disney World and was an outlet for my feelings while dealing with crazy guests. Dreaming about her and her disdain for humans got me through more than a few shifts!
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Monday, 22 June 2015

Shame on You by Tara Sivec

War veteran Kennedy O’Brien is in the business of sticking it to the man—or at least any man who tries to cross a woman. After she returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, Kennedy lost her faith in men and started Fool Me Once Investigations with her two best friends. After all, there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned.

When Kennedy takes a case to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned dog-napper, she figures it’ll be an easy paycheck. But trouble has a way of finding Kennedy. Enter the last man on the planet she’d willingly choose as a partner: her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.

As gorgeous as he is unwelcome, Griffin has always had a thing for Kennedy, and after keeping quiet about her ex’s cheating, he’ll do anything to earn back her trust. Whether or not she wants to admit it, Kennedy will need help as the case of the Chihuahua thief spirals out of control. Griffin may be just her man—in more ways than one.

Hey! Here's my review.

GD funny book! The quirky characters had me laughing out loud so many times. There are a couple of rather steamy sex scenes too. This is not a BDSM romance though - those handcuffs on the cover are strictly for bounty hunter purposes.

I listened to the audiobook. Amy McFadden was fantastic and breathed life into all the characters. She spoke clearly and at a perfect pace. I loved how she was able to portray sarcasm, slight intoxication and emotions so well. Her performance added an extra star to my rating.

If you like Janet Evanovich, or feel like something fun, give this book a go. This is book 1 in a trilogy.


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