Books I Read Recently #18

Welcome to another collective book review!!

Okay, I have been reading a lot of books. I need to stop buying books, I am so broke!!! Let’s get into it…

You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

Review

I decided to close my eyes to all the faults this book had and just give it a 5 star because it was the smushy romantic hard pounding book I needed when I read it.
We follow two people in the show business. Jasmine is a popular soap opera star who just got out of a relationship which has been made into this mess by the media (you know how untruthful the media can be), however, in this case, the guy she was dating was a cheating asshole, so that part is not a lie. With all these going on, life continues and she is cast on a new show on the leading streaming service, ScreenFlix (Netflix ripoff but okay) for the role of the leading lady (which seems to become her mantra for the rest of this book). Anyways, she is to play the boss lady in the bilingual romantic comedy and she is cast alongside Telenova heart-throb Ashton Suarez. he also happens to be loved by her grandmother and everybody in her life.
Ashton is currently at a position and age in his life where he believes that he needs to maintain his legacy or he needs to move into Hollywood (honestly I don’t get the fascination, he is doing well in Telenova’s, but what do I know). With his telenovela character killed off he is looking to prove himself in the new drama and hopefully show that he is still good at what he does. However, what he is not expecting is Jasmine who seems to not be able to separate acting from real life as she develops a crush that quickly becomes more.
Oh, and by the way, he has a son, which is not a spoiler because we knew all along but Jasmine didn’t know and she felt that if he was going to be inserting his penis in her, then the least he could do was let her know he was also a father. Well, I guess that could be a problem.
I enjoyed this book and I hope you check it out

Rating

I gave this 5 out of 5 stars

Tools for Engagement by Tessa Bailey

Review

Having followed this series from the first book and fallen in love with all the characters, I have always been so interested in knowing more about the Young new bachelor who just moved into town to take care of his half-sister daughter (basically he is a young hot single father, hmm and he gives off cowboy vibes, we love) in the first book and to finally read this book, I am over the more. It is everything I wanted and more.
We follow Bethany who is a perfectionist and overly obsessed with her life being in order and it appearing to be in order. But she is tired of just staging homes for sale and she wants to start her own business where she renovates a house from the ground up and she wants to do it without the help of her overly macho brother who runs the company and undermines her.
Anyways she starts and who else who lends her a hand but the hot Wes who moved into town and his still figuring out how to raise a child, but one thing he knows is that he got the hots for Bethany who is almost 7 years is senior (like would stop anyone from taking a bite of his handsome ass, I am just being too thirsty).
A complication arises when a television producer sniffs out the rivalry between the siblings and he decides to make it into a show to see whose flipping his better. While all these are happening, Bethany and Wes’s attraction grows and soon they are faced with a reality they don’t want when Wes’s sister comes back to town and the child, Laura they have grown to love is about to be taken away.
I hope you check this book out.

Rating

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

Review

I read this book about a week ago and I have forgotten almost everything about it. But I remember that I thought it was very funny when I read the book and the characters were just so interesting and well written.
Here we follow Layla who just moved back home with her parents after another failed relationship with her social media celebrity boyfriend when she caught him using drugs with another girl in their bed. Her parents own a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in San Franciso but they are beginning to have issues with lack of customers and funds because of the neighborhood where they reside.
Layla’s father had decided to rent out space above the restaurant, before she came home, to a corporate downsizing company CEO Sam. She came home hoping that she could start up a recruitment company but she is forced to share the same space with Sam and his sarcastic ass.

Her father has also uploaded her profile on the marriage website hoping to find a suitable partner for her. So when he collapses and his being treated in the hospital for a heart attack, different men start showing up at their office. Layla and Sam decide to make a deal that would help him get the office and also help her get a husband.

Rating

I gave this book 3.9 out of 5 stars

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Review

Honestly, I don’t know how to rate this book, I enjoyed it but it the writing was just so weird and off. And this is disappointing because I read Rafe last year and I cannot stop raving about that book. I loved that book because it was different from a lot of biracial relationships that I read in books and it was so much fun to read.
With this book, I can say that the relationship is just fantastic but the way people are described in this book just felt weird to me (I don’t want to go back and start looking for where things were weird but they are there). Here we follow Xeni whose favorite Aunt just died and she has to travel upstate new york to her aunt’s massive house for the burial, this is when she find out that her aunt was richer than she thought and had a group of friends that she shared the last days of her life with.
she meets Mason who is also a friend of her aunt Sable and he is also dealing with his own mental anguish at the loss he is feeling but a stipulation for receiving her inheritance Xeni has to get married to Mason, He needs the money to pay of his father and she plainly needs the money. She also finds out the secrets that the family has been keeping from her.

About the weird description, for me it just came from the way every conversation or line involving a new character was; a petite Asian, e.t.c it was almost like their race was their whole character. It was almost like, what they did had something to do with their race and as much as this book strives for inclusivity, it just comes off as weird. This was really not an issue for me but reading it just felt weird in my opinion, however, it didn’t stop me from enjoying this book

Rating

I gave this book 3.8 out of 5 stars

Teacher by Fiona Cole

Review

I was really excited about this book since I read the 3rd book and wanted to know more about Hanna who is a victim of sex trafficking. We were introduced to her in the 3rd book and I just wanted more about her. This might be my favorite book in the series.
Here we follow Hanna and Daniel, Daniel is the owner of Voyeur which is a club where people can go and watch other people have sex. Anyways Hanna’s friends were hoping that experiencing that might be a way for her to move past or engage in social and physical contact with people outside their friend group.
One night after running out of the viewing room in a panic, she runs into Daniel who takes her into his office and helps her calm down. Then he offers to help her get through it by sitting beside her as she watches the act. Honestly, I feel like I should not tell you too much because it would just spoil the book for you. If you really enjoyed the other books this is one you don’t want to miss

Rating

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars

The Billionaire Needs a Bodyguard by Ravina Hilliard

Review

I received this book from Dawn Hill Publishing as part of the DHP book reviewers club program. I live for short adult romance books like this, however, this is a bit different from the ones that I have read in the past months.

Here we follow Alex who is a private security consultant (Just think of her as a highly-skilled bodyguard who protects high-profile clients), she is deployed to protect Michael who is a billionaire (by the way, of course, he is hot) and he is being targeted by people he is in business with. Because they didn’t want him to know that she is a bodyguard, she goes undercover as an escort.
As expected Michael thinks that she is a gold-digger who is trying to get him for his money and digs into her past just served him information that the security company put out to support her new cover. Soon he begins to see past the surface, and see that she is smart and resourceful and he begins to fall in love with her (without him knowing it, of course). Anyways, Lex is able to catch the person who has been threatening his life and she is finally able to go back to her life, only he is not able to let her go and she is not able to stop thinking about him. So when he ends up at her doorstep, she wonders if a second chance is worth all the humiliation she felt when she was with him.

There are a few things about this book that just made me roll my eyes so hard, and it was just the way things were worded in this book. It reminds me of old harlequin books, where they felt the need to use every other word than the penis, breast, and vagina. Its been a while since I read sex scenes like this, I think it is cute. Anyways I really enjoyed this

Rating

I gave this book 3.7 out of 5 stars

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