Short & Tweet Reviews of #Moonstruck, The Real Deal and Bad Night Stand

In order to review as many books as possible without stressing ourselves out, these super mini- tweet style reviews are going to help balance our other review styles. All our Short and Tweet reviews will be 140 characters or less (except when they are a bit longer). 😉 Thanks to Tif from Tif Talks Books for the idea!

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Published on: 7/17/18
Pages: 320
Goodreads
After pop star Ryan De Luna praises Maisy Harrison’s YouTube cover of his classic hit, he offers Maisy and her fledgling band the opportunity of a lifetime: to be his opening act. Music may be Maisy’s life, but she has one ground rule: never date a musician. That goes double for a heartbreaker like Ryan. If only she didn’t feel so vulnerable to his larger-than-life charm. And maybe now more than ever, when he asks for her help to shake off his playboy image. How can she resist playing the part of his fake girlfriend for the duration of the tour? Ryan’s never met anyone like Maisy. She sees past all the star-studded fame and treats him like any other guy. And the more time they spend together, the more he finds himself falling for her. Now he’d like to make their imaginary fling an IRL thing. But can he convince her to take a chance and trust him with her heart?

SHORT AND TWEET

** spoiler alert ** It’s been a long time since I’ve given a one star review, but I was already irritated with the holier than thou virgin heroine when THE BIG CONFLICT happened and I was just over it. I finished out of sheer will.

So the couple have been together for like maybe 6 months when a girl shows up with a 2 year old and Maisey loses her shit. She literally was like “I just finally got to the place where I see our future and us getting married and having babies but now that you have a baby with someone else BEFORE I EVEN MET YOU I can’t have that and I’m out. I can’t think of you with other babies.”

What the fuck ever.

That actually brought it down to two stars, what brought it down even further was that the baby wasn’t his, it was his dad’s.

Sorry, but I don’t need that kind of neat and tidy bullshit.

I get that finding out he had a kid is a bombshell (for both of them) but I just couldn’t handle the way it was handled.

Side story was cute though. I wish there was a book featuring Fox and Angie.





Published on: 7/10/18
Pages: 337
Goodreads

April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsforHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family's summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play. Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL. Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s this close to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau -- the bad boy with the heart of gold. Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal. She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down. He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home. They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game. But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

SHORT AND TWEET

Cute premise but I felt like it dragged on and on through the middle and didn't start to get good until the end.



Published on: 7/16/18
Pages: 250
Goodreads

The man had seemed so innocent in the bar—okay, not innocent, per say. He’d been hot, hard, and possessed a butt that I wanted to bite like the last chocolate chip cookie in my stash. He’d also skipped out of town faster than a villain in a B movie, leaving me woefully unsatisfied. I’d chalked the whole incident up to a bad night stand and moved on with my life. That was before the news of a failed IUD. Before the plus sign. Before Jordan showed back up determined to make that night up to me. I didn’t want a baby or a payday or a sexy, stubborn man in my life. I wanted to go back in time and pretend none of it had happened. Unfortunately, my life had become all about that plus sign . . . and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it.

SHORT AND TWEET

Just way too much going on in this book, besides the obvious unexpected pregnancy.

** spoiler alert ** There was a sick nephew, insistent that the baby was a money ploy, April was molested as a child (which was brought up as a reason for why she was the way she was (honestly I didn't notice anything about her being off) and then never mentioned again, serial cheater mom and a nasty and crazy father. TOO MANY THINGS.


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