Review: Mr. Make Believe






Synopsis:

Marnie Martin’s formerly perfect life is not quite going to plan. 
Hard-hitting newspaper journalist turned stay at home mum slash part-time (terrible) cookery columnist slash full-time day dreamer, she’s not entirely sure when it all went wrong… 
She suspects it was at exactly the moment she gave up writing the front page for the apparent bliss of perfect motherhood. But while her (tall, handsome, lawyer) husband Matt’s career is taking off, she is left behind with the impossible task of pairing socks. His late nights at the office are turning into late nights who knows where else. They haven’t had a proper conversation in weeks, sex in months, and a full night’s sleep in what must be years. Love has taken a back seat to the laundry pile and Marnie is feeling a little lost. 
So when an extended fantasy about movie star Maddox Wolfe leads to a missed deadline, a very high profile case of food poisoning, the loss of her job and potentially her husband… Marnie becomes Mrs Make Believe: Anonymous blogger, secret spiller and voice of fantasy-life spinning imperfect mums everywhere. 
Mrs Make Believe knows the bedtime battles, the marriage screw ups and the shrinking clothing (she remains a size 10, what are her clothes playing at?) only too well. She also knows that it’s ok to let your mind wander into make believe… What she didn’t know was that a movie star crush could walk off the screen and into her life, turning her already muddled world (with a husband with one foot out the door) totally on its head. 
Will Marnie be sucked back into the world of uncomfortable cocktail dresses and Botox-frozen smiles? Will she find happiness in her infuriatingly imperfect marriage or in the arms of the (literal) man of her dreams? Or will Marnie find that true love is just make believe? 

This laugh out loud romantic comedy will have you glued to your sofa. Journalist turned author, Beezy Marsh, is perfect for fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones, Tracy Bloom and The Bad Mother’s Diary. The battle through love, life and laundry should never be a one woman struggle. 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Mr. Make Believe by Beezy Marsh is a hilarious women’s fictional tale. A romantic comedy about life and marriage. Inside this book, readers will find a strong woman whose life changes after becoming a mother. Her fashion writing career comes to a halt as well as the romance in her marriage. Her career comes to a haunt, while her husband is to busy with his. Lately, he becomes more interested in his work and other things than in the woman he loved and married. 

Marriage has its ups and downs. Beezy Marsh clearly shows readers just that withevery page. However, its more complicated than just a marriage suffering. The main charcater, Marnie finds a way to combat her dead end life. She creates a column about fantasy life. Her readers become so engaged in her that she ends up selling a book. By that time, Marine will have had a romance with her fantasy crush, experienced being cheated upon,and come to realize that her love for her husband is greater than what she thought. Whether she leaves her crush for her husband is for readers to figure out for themselves. I loved following this emotional journey. 

Mr. Make Believe is the type of novel, that pulls in readers like myself. I became addicted. Page after page, the fun never stopped. The ending was just as brilliant as the beginning. Love, marriage, betrayal, and second chances are all inside this book. Beezy Marsh has a way with brining her charcaters and words to life. Over, I was satisfied with reading it. Highly recommend it to all. 

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Review: Spring at Blueberry Bay




Synopsis:

Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner… 
Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined… 
But Isaac is not what he seems. He’s keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman. 
Bella can’t ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she’s had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again? 
A gorgeously romantic and heartwarming story to completely lose yourself in. Perfect for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jane Costello and Miranda Dickinson. 

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin is the best novel written by her thus far. I was instantly taken by the themes presented inside this book. Homelessness is not something to overlook yet most do. The homeless suffer from a lack of shelter, food, and other things most of us don’t take for granted. I was amazed by this writer incorporating this issue into her novel. The way Holly Martin presented the theme was believable. Not many remember or know what it’s like to be homeless. Because of my parents, I was able to understand and easily connect with it all. The other themes were of kindness, generosity, and second chances.  Beautifully woven together. 

Spring at Blueberry Bay is an exciting romantic comedy. The charcaters are charming, realistic, and hilarious. From awkward moments to heated ones…I fell in love with both Bella and Issac. Bella was left abandoned by her parents. She was then raised by her aunt and uncle. To Bella, they became her real parents. From there, I got to follow her journey as she lost a job due to her boss embezzling only from the fundraiser organization. After that, she can’t find a job. Bella applies to work for a major well-known corporation that fundraisers for the poor. This where the plot gets more exciting by the second. 

Issac then enters the story. He’s the CEO of the major corporation that Bella applied to work for…only he goes about meeeting future employees in an interesting way. Issac’s way of finding out more by his employees has always worked for him. Until, he met Bella. Everything gets messy, complicated, and heated. Something about Bella has Issac wanting more of her. But if she works for him, their relationship has to be professional only…

Holly Martin creates sizzling reads. I was deeply engaged and emotional hooked. Fast plot, intriguing scenes, and irresistible charcaters. I loved it. Overall, I highly recommend Spring at Blueberry Bay to readers everywhere. 

Review: Royally Roma





Synopsis:

In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.

Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.
Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.
Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for. 
Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Royally Roma by Teri Wilson was a terrific read. Hot romance with unexpected outcomes. I was excited and deeply engaged from the first page to the last. The first book to a new series. A young woman who is intelligent but taken abuse of in situations had lead her to not trusting some people. Especially, one good looking man that oozes all sex and lust. He lies to her about who he really is. But then knowing who he really was, the whole situation was easy to understand. Both charcaters were easy to relate to as well as love. An older prince wanting to escape his duties for a bit. All the pressure caused by his younger brother and his all demanding grandfather make his job less appealing. Out for some space…he runs into a gorgeous but brilliant woman. From there Rome has them bothenchanted and falling in love little by little. Funny, sweet, and one amazing adventure that readers don’t want to miss. Overall, I recommend this contemporary romance novel, Royally Roma, to all. 

Review: Cozzi Cove (New Beginnings)




Synopsis:

Cozzi Cove, Book 4
Welcome back to the romantic and magical place called Cozzi Cove, seven guest bungalows on the New Jersey Shore.
This summer, Cal and his new husband, Michael, along with sister, Taylor, and her wife, Carla, prepare for the first in the next generation of Cozzis. To add to the action: Cal finds his great-grandfather’s diary, exposing a shocking surprise; Michael and Taylor weigh new job opportunities that could take them far away from Cozzi Cove; red-letter Christian and new houseboy, Billy Dean, gets his wish when meeting Jesus and John at the cove; summer guest, Nijad, can’t decide which sibling he prefers—Annabel or Andrew; and Jonathan, an occult enthusiast, encounters a sexy vampire.
As usual, nothing is as it seems when romance blossoms once again at Cozzi Cove. What secrets, mysteries, and passions lie waiting to unfold? Find out in Book Four of the Cozzi Cove series.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings by Joe Cosentino is the fourth best gay romantic comedy I have read. The entire Cozzi Cove Series is perfect thus far. Each book represents new events, political agendas, sexy characters, and happy endings. Plus, Joe Cosentino has once more added his brand of humor to this book. I can’t decide which book within the series is the best. Because each one is unique and ties together. The writer has a flare for creating the juiciest plots, unexpected twists, and a romance that sizzles with passion. The heat is a amazing…

Inside this latest novel, readers will find out just how close Cal’s family is and how it’s growing. A baby to come. Michael is once again having some sad moments where he feels like an outsider. He Issue of finding a job has him feeling out of sorts. But he and his husband Cal are close. Their romance made me blush. So bold and strong…felt believable. They each compliment the other. Joe Cosentino has sprung an interesting plot with the new title. Of course, the story follows as the title suggests, new beginnings. I loved how the woman carrying Cal’s and Micheal’s baby was while pregnant. Her comments made me laugh so hard. The struggles women go through while carrying a baby for nine months…can be crazy. Then, the interesting set of charcaters add spice and variety to Cozzi Cove. There’s never a boring moment at the Cozzi Cove place. Buzzing with cool people, new budding romances, and more surprises lie ahead. I have read many gay fictional pieces, but none of them have as much life to them as Joe Cosentino’s Cozzi Cove Series and Nicky and Noah Series have. It’s like Joe pours his whole heart, soul, and mind into each character, scene, and plot. I feel an array of emotions from the pages that hit me hard and good. It a book doesn’t provoke an emotional response than it’s not worth reading. I could feel and almost see the charcaters as they went about their lives. Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings is a definite must read. I know with a doubt that readers worldwide will fall in love with this book as much as I have. Overall, I highly recommend it. 

Review: Jack and Jill Went Downhill

Jack and Jill Went Downhill by [Gould, R J]

 

Synopsis:

Jack and Jill meet on Freshers Big Party Night at university and for both of them it’s love at first sight. Despite their backgrounds, personalities and interests being poles apart, the relationship flourishes during their university years. It’s not quite as comfortable when their studies are over and they start work, Jack in the City and Jill as a teacher.

Way back when they first met, they’d shared the joke that their names were those of the nursery rhyme. Down the line, they fail to recognise that their lives are matching the plot – Jack falls down and Jill comes tumbling after.

Their relationship is on the rocks. Can it survive?

Rating: 4 stars

Review: 

Jack and Jill Went Downhill by R.J. Gould is a great read. The beginning moved too slow for my own interest. However, the middle was where it got super interesting. I mean there was action and all to enjoy. I felt that R.J. Gould could have left off the first part aka the beginning or shortened to a bits and pieces throughout the book like a flashback from the characters’ standpoint. The characters’ emotional journey hit it off in the middle. The ending made me wish the book wasn’t ending quite yet. The romance between the main characters is symbolic in many ways. I thought the portrayal of the romance between them was real. I can’t see most humans forgiving so easily all the time like most novel would have us readers think is believable. The realistic side of relationships can come off harsh and difficult. But that’s life. The story overall, was entertaining once the action started to come into play. Then, from there the rest was highly entertaining. I enjoyed the title and how the story captured the title onto its pages. I would recommend this read to others.

Review: Good in Bed

 

Synopsis:

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She’s even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women’s magazine and sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline, Cannie is plunged into misery…and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Jennifer Weiner has a way with creating just the right atmosphere that will hook and captivate her readers. I found myself relating to the main character’s flaws especially regarding her issues with weight. I still struggle with that part and after reading this novel, it was like a reminder saying, “Love yourself. If you love yourself so will others.” The emotional journey was deep and left me really thinking about stuff. The story itself was hilarious, sad, and frustrating at times. Afterall, the woman was going through relationship issues and then having gone through pregnancy without the baby’s father around to support her. Truly a realistic outlook on life, love, and relationships. I could easily see the characters acting and saying the things that I read about…I felt inspired by the main character. At first she was insecure of herself, and it took her a great time to realize that she was okay just the way and who she has been all those years. Sweet, well-developed, and brilliant. Good in Bed is a definite read for all.

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner was the first novel that launched her amazing career. After reading it, I could see why. It has everything. Humor, emotional journey, and a believable character. Here, I have met an editor. One that found out from her best friend that her ex-boyfriend wrote an embarrassing article about that millions of readers read. She then did what any sane angered woman would do. Yell at the stupid freaking ex-boyfriend. The thing was she told him she wanted a break. He took that as a ‘I’m breaking up with you’…and so, he wrote about their sex life. Oh wait…he also, called her fat. Not just fat, but fatter than him. Yep. Just like that the main character went from bat angry to depressed rather quickly. But her life just got crazier…her mom has a sprung an enormous surprise on her daughter. Not just anywhere but told her daughter while at the office. Last, of all, the main character found out that she’s pregnant with her ex boyfriend’s baby. The novel kept getting more intense with every page turned. I absolutely loved reading it. I highly recommend all women to read this laugh-out-loud romance.

 

 

Review: Curious Minds

Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by [Evanovich, Janet, Sutton, Phoef]

 

Synopsis:

Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.

What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.

Rating: 5 stars

Review: 

Janet Evanovich is one of my all-time favorite writers. Her work never disappoints. Inside of here latest novel, Curious Minds, I am in love. The first page instantly nailed my attention to full alert. The danger roused my mind. Sending my heart pounding my and my eyes following along as the plot sent me racing forward. The characters are perfect. Creating the exact atmosphere and setting for the adventure and trouble ahead. Curious Minds is fast-paced, thrilling, and hilarious. Riley Moon is a small-town girl who has landed it big time in the work field. However, she is soon disappointed that her job turns out to be looking out for Emerson Knight. Then, the plot takes a twist when they are soon working together to figure out the mystery of what’s really happening with the gold and who’s behind it all. I thoroughly enjoy reading along as the pages were leading me to the end of the story. Truly a great set of new characters to love and a new well-written tale to add to my bookshelf. Overall, Janet Evanovich once again crafted a brilliant world of fiction.

Review: One Look At You

One Look At You by [Hartwell, Sofie]

 

Synopsis:

Livie is wrapped up in her new life and ready to face whatever comes. She’s got an ideal job at an international company, a stellar reputation as a personal assistant to one of the top finance executives in the company, and three friends who she shares just about everything with. Weekends are for chores, but with a roommate who needs cheering up, it’s hard to turn down a night out with the group. It never occurs to her that the single night out might be more than she’s bargained for and that she would meet that cool stranger at the bar. For better or for worse, though, the next morning finds her with little memory of the night’s events, and more worries, than she’s counted on.

When she shows up for work, she finds out that a new Chief Financial Officer is due to arrive soon. To her shock and dismay, it turns out to be the handsome stranger from Saturday night. Whether he’ll recognize her or not, or how soon, is hard to tell, but before she knows it, Livie’s life is far more complicated than she’d imagined it could become.

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

One Look At You by Sofie Hartwell is a dazzling romantic comedy. One that instantly begs readers to read further. The plotlines are addictive. Every page, sends readers moving through the story in a fast-paced motion. A woman goes out to have a fun night and ends up waking to a man by her side. The details are fuzzy. But when she gets back to work, she meets the new CEO. The only issue is that the new CEO is indeed the man she slept with…Sofie Hartwell packs a lot of heat, intrigue, and humor into this stunning short read. I absolutely loved reading this masterpiece by her. Overall, I highly recommend this hot romance to all.

 

Review: The Thing Is

 

 

Synopsis:

Meredith Mancuso is depressed. Ever since the death of her fiancé, she has shrunk from the world. Even with her successful writing career, she’s not motivated to work. When her sister, Monica, begs for a favor, Meredith wants nothing more than to say no. But she’s ultimately roped into pet-sitting an orphaned Yorkshire terrier named Prozac. Blessed with spiritual wisdom and a high IQ, Prozac is an active pet therapy dog. To heal broken-hearted Meredith, he rallies his fan club at Evergreen Gardens, an independent living facility, where he visits each week. Prozac and the community of resilient older folks challenged by losses of their own, propel Meredith, often against her will, back into the land of the living. Meredith learns that most people carry some sort of burden, but it’s still possible to find meaning, purpose, and joy—and sometimes, even love—along the way.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Review:

The Thing Is by Kathleen Gerard is a romantic comedy that will make readers cry, laugh, and fall deeply in love just like I did. There’s a young woman who suffered a great loss on her nineteenth birthday…the loss of her fiance. A jerk giving them a hard time threw a rock that hit her fiance’s head causing him to fall to his death. A sad tragedy. Meredith is an author working on her latest novel…but has lost the heart to write and to live anymore. Until fate brings an adorable super cute Terrier named Prozac into her life. The puppy immediately transforms her life by forcing Meredith to get off her mourning butt and to fed, wash, and take care of Prozac. Prozac is an unwelcomed gift to Meredith at first and doesn’t like her at all..until he takes a second look at the woman and her life. It’s then that the puppy realizes that she’s suffering from the pain, of losing a loved one. Readers like myself are taken on a journey of healing, friendship, and love. Kathleen Gerard brings humor and romance into a beautiful story. I was able to easily connect with all of the characters and loved following their journey as the tale unfolded. The story is told from Prozac’s point of view which is kind of refreshing and interesting. Prozac is a dog that has been reincarnated many times before. Overall, I highly recommend The Thing Is to readers worldwide.

 

Review: Those Crazy Notions of Otherwise Intelligent People

 

Synopsis:

The tears and laughter of life’s ups and downs are the emotional pulse of this mesmerizing debut novel by Joel Michael Dorr–a funny look at fractured lives coming together–proving love and salvation might just come from the most unlikeliest of people.

Ilena Doran dedicates herself to helping battered women–but the therapist can’t seem to get through to the one person who means the most, her son, Sammy. Percy Powers, a drunken, womanizing, morning talk show host, prefers parties with scantily clad women over the company of children. But when one such party leads him to be late to the premiere of his own radio show, he gives junior listeners a chance to spend a night out on the town with him in a desperate attempt to mollify management. The winner ends up being Ilena’s son, Sammy, still traumatized after seeing his father murdered. At first, Ilena isn’t even aware that her assistant nominated Sammy but–she grudgingly agrees to accompany him. There, for the first time in almost a year, Ilena witnesses Sammy laugh. Is it possible that Percy just may be the one to prove that people aren’t always what they seem to be–and that salvation might come from the unlikeliest of places?

Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Those Crazy Notions of Otherwise Intelligent People by Joel Michael Dorr is brilliant. His novel immediately took me on a journey that’s deep, funny, and sweet. He shows that nothing is as we see it as…proof of that just lies deep within this enticing tale. Inside readers will me a man who is more than just a drunk party playboy. Then, there is Sammy, a boy who was traumatized by his father’s death and last but not least, there is Sammy’s mom, Ilena. It seems fate has things in store for these three people and their lives about to change forever. Ilena might have just met her match of a man in Percy Powers…and the effect that she plays over him is taunting him like crazy. The fact that he makes her son laugh in a long time is also a step to their growing chemistry…but will it be enough? Joel Michael Dorr has the talent to suck readers in and keep them hooked until the last page. Readers like myself will find themselves laughing and falling in love with this riveting tale. Overall, I highly recommend this to readers everywhere.

Review: For Love or Magic

Synopsis: 

Eliot Parker’s good-for-nothing deceased husband has left her a new lease on life: a house in sleepy Nodaway Falls, New York. But his offer comes with a cost: his ghost…

As if being married to him wasn’t hard enough! Nodaway Falls turns out to be a town with more than a little magic in the air. Eliot swore off using her own powers sixteen years ago, thanks to one catastrophic day when she lost the only people who ever mattered to her, and ran away from her spellbinding father and his reckless enchantments. Now, when a chance encounter with quiet, handsome Desmond Lamb results in a magical explosion that rocks Eliot to the core, she can’t help but wonder: Has her heart fallen under some sort of spell? Or is this what true lovereally feels like? The real question, of course, is whether her husband will stop haunting her…and let Desmond give her a chance at happily ever after?

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

For Love or Magic by Lucy March in one laugh out loud and romantic read. Readers won’t be able to stop reading until they have read the last page. Suspene, intrigue, hot mysterious man and a father who messes with magic. A young woman had a lot to deal with while growing up. Her mother died and she lost many others that were important to her as well. Changing her name and keeping her magic away, Eliot has a tougher life than when she was younger. Just when readers think there’s enough action and conflict to keep them turning the pages, Lucy March brings in the issue of Eliot having to put up with a ghost. A ghost she can’t force to leave. When someone close to her dies recently, Eliot is left with three items. These three things being a small house in her home town, a slobbering dog, and a broken down truck. But there’s the fact that her father is still in town and up to something. Exactly  what he’s up to and why as well as what happens between Eliot and the hot stranger is something readers will have to find out on their own.

For Love of Magic is a romantic comedy that will leave readers wondering, if what happens between the protagonists was for love or magic. This was the first novel that I have read by Lucy March. I could not stop laughing or feeling sympathy for the main female character. She has gone though many tough paths only to come out surviving them all. But there’s the latest set of events that make readers question, if she will indeed make itout of the current events or not. There are many things to love about Lucy March’s story.  A dog that slobbers and is fast at eating any food that is lying around. The dog, Seamus, kind of reminded me of Marley and Me. The dog was always getting into things, he shouldn’t. Despite Seamus eating all of her food and slobbering everywhere, Eliot still took good care of him. Overall, Eliot is a funny, smart, and sweet woman who just so happens to have a lot on her plate. Readers can easily relate to her as well as following along this fast-paced story. For Love or Magic has it all. Romance, humor, and one heated magically experience that readers everywhere won’t forget. I highly recommend this read to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Husband Wanted

 

Synopsis:

Frannie Brisbane knew it was an impossible scheme, but unless she went through with it, the daughter she had given up thirteen years ago and who now wanted to visit, would discover that Frannie had painted a very different picture of her life in the letters they’d exchanged. Frannie’s close friends rally around her, and next thing she knows, she is living in a mansion and wearing designer clothes.

The only thing missing is a husband.

Confirmed bachelor, Clay Coleman, has ulterior motives when he agrees to play the role of loving husband, but Frannie, who nursed a crush on him for years, fears she is flirting with danger in their role of let’s pretend. But Frannie and Clay aren’t the only ones keeping secrets. Sooner or later, the truth comes out, exposing everyone involved. Can Frannie ever get past her hurt when she discovers the truth about Clay?

My Rating: 5 stars

My Review: 

Husband Wanted by Charlotte Hughes is one fantastic read. Readers will love this romantic comedy. Charlotte Hughes never disappoint her readers. She knows exactly what they like and how to deliver it in the best ways. Humor…check. Romance…check. Inspirational…check. Highly sweet and enticing…double check! Husband Waned will intrigue readers from page one and keep them glued in until the very last page. I could not put this novel down at all. The only good news when I reached the last page, was knowing there were more novels written by Charlotte Hughes. Her novels will satisfy readers thirst for the best romantic comedies. This particular story will leave readers blushing, laughing out loud and feeling both surprised and happy at the ending.

Unlike others within its genre, Husband Wanted out does itself. Bringing readers a realistic yet higly believable tale that can actually happen in our world. The scenes come to life on every page with the charming characters that round out each other perfectly. A woman who has gone through a tough and embrassing life style when younger thought giving up her baby girl was for the best. Now, after having corressponded with her daughter, she is second guessing herself. Will her daughter like her or not? What is a woman to do especially, when she finds out that all the lies she told her daughter will have to happen asap? Frannie finds out that her daughter is comig to see her within days time. That puts Frannie on the spot. What happens next…and after that will keep readers coming back for more. Charlotte Hughes is clearly a telented writer whose work is always a must read for all. I don’t know what would happen if I finished a novel and only to find that there wasn’t another one to read afterwards. Overall, I loved reading Husband Wanted, and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.

 

Review: Just Married Again by Charlotte Hughes

Just Married Again by Charlotte Hughes is definitely a novel for all couples. A tale, beautifully written, that shows how bad a marriage can end up and how we can make it right, if we try hard enough.  A funny, sweet and enticing novel that will keep readers hooked until the end. Charlotte Hughes has brilliantly brought together a story of how one man was too busy to make  time for his wife. Of course, there are times he never once understood the pain she went through as she gave birth to their child and lost it. Now, his wife wants a divorce and health is worsening because he can’t stand to lose her… Can a doctor help his patient and his patient’s wife reconnect at their cabin during a winter storm or will their marriage end up worse? A man and his wife, plus his runaway nephew and two dachshunds make for an interesting read. Readers will laugh out loud, cry, and fall in love with Charlotte Hughes’ stunningly romantic comedy. I loved reading every page and look forward to more by this talented writer. Her words come to life and leave you with a need to read more. Overall, I highly recommend reading Just Married Again and rate it five out of five stars.

Book Review: Breathe In by Martha Sweeney

Breathe In (Just Breathe Book 1)

Breathe In by Martha Sweeney has captured both my heart and soul. It will leave readers breathless. I was given this novel by Martha Sweeney for a review. I am happy she was did. The characters are intoxicating and realistic. Martha has wonderfully placed more than just two irresistible characters and a hot romance together. She placed before us readers, a unique set of real life characters. Not just the usual erotic bedroom romance that you can find anywhere.  I have to say that after reading this brilliant plot written by Martha Sweeney, I was HOOKED.

Breathe In features a tale of how one dedicated yet hardworking woman in the professional world has these set of rules.. and how one man comes crushing in causing her to break them all. The rules were set to keep her safe. Yet one man,  such as Joe Covelli enters into her life. Sex is just something Emma needed and none of the men were able to give her exactly what she needed until Joe. Joe is Emma’s best friend’s colleague. He is the one that breaks into Emma’s emotions. Joe is the one who makes Emma quiver and try to analyze everything she’s doing but her heart comes in and stops her. Readers will get an insider’s view of Emma and her past and come to love both her and Joe as their new top favorite couple.

I loved reading this debut novel by Martha Sweeney. She created perfect masterpiece that will continued to be read by many as the years come. Her novel is one that is hard to put down until every last juicy and intriguing page has been read. Perfect plot, stunning creativity, and a romance that will leave you completely undone. I highly recommend to Breathe In or in other words to read and re-read Breathe In by this talented writer. I can’t wait to read book two in this marvelous new series called Just Breathe. Overall, I rate this story a five out of five stars.

Book Review: Ashley’s Man List by Josie Grace

Ashley’s Man List by Josie Grace is an excellent humorous novel that all readers will fall in love with. The main character rides with her husband who is a scientist like herself to her new home. A small tiny southern house. A house with absolutely no furniture but her bed and clothes. Ashley Wilson is divorced from her husband and is busy with her new job as a lawn guy, a young hot man accidentally hits Ashley with the weed whacking machine. She falls and is injured. Both her best friend and the young man tell her to go to the hospital to get it checked out. Then Ashley is stunned into silence as the young man carries her to her bed. Ashley is always getting herself into funny accidents or embarrassing moments. This makes the novel warm, inviting, and funny as ever. Ashley juggles her new life, new job, and online dating. Can she handle it all? Is she ready to date again?

Josie Grace has a well written novel that readers will not want to put down. The interesting plot will hook readers in and keep them lured in to the very end. It kept me up all night reading until I finished. I would highly recommend this romantic comedy that is beautifully crafted. Ashley’s Man List is a novel that readers will not want to miss out on reading! I enjoyed reading this book and know with out a doubt that everyone else will too. Overall, I rate the novel a five out of five stars.

New Agent Looking for Submissions

I found this info on Writer’s Digest Website and I wanted to share it with you all!

 

About Genevieve Nine: Genevieve has had a lifelong love affair with books. Her tastes are eclectic, ranging from the classics to quirky. She’s drawn to the fantastic, the curious, and the unexpected. Genevieve is looking to represent authors who weave layered tales with well-developed worlds and characters who threaten to burst from the page. She appreciates smart and original plots with well-crafted twists. And no matter how zany or diabolical, every character should be undeniably human at heart. Follow Genevieve on Twitter (@GenevieveNine).

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Genevieve joined Andrea Hurst Literary Management as an intern in 2012. She has a background in professional editing and gets great satisfaction from developing authors. She’s a Creative Writing MFA candidate at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, holds a Certificate in Children’s Writing from the University of Washington, and graduated with honors and a B.A. from the USC School of Cinema & Television. When not reading or writing, Genevieve enjoys watching her Sherlock DVDs, planning future travels, and embarking on culinary adventures. She and her husband live in Seattle with their two naughty cats, Selkie and Napoleon.

Within young adult and middle grade, she’s looking to acquire:

Fantasy (open to all subgenres except game-related)
ŸScience Fiction
ŸMystery
ŸHistorical Fiction
ŸRetellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
ŸContemporary Realism (especially with elements of humor)

She also represents the following adult and new adult categories:

ŸMystery (detective/PI, amateur, cozy, historical, comic, caper)
ŸThriller (supernatural, historical, disaster, ecological)
ŸGothic/Hauntings/Quiet Horror
ŸHistorical Fiction
ŸRetellings (classics, fairy/folk tale, myth)
ŸRomantic Comedy
ŸMagical Realism
ŸFood Memoir
ŸTravelogue/Travel Memoir

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She is not seeking:

ŸHard SF/Military SF/Space Opera
ŸGraphic Horror
ŸErotica
ŸReligious Fiction/Nonfiction
ŸShort Stories

Submission Guidelines: querygenevieve@andreahurst.com. Email queries only. ŸNo attachments. ŸInclude “Query: Book Title” in the email’s subject line. ŸPaste the first ten pages of manuscript below your query. ŸPlease state if manuscript has been previously self-published. ŸPlease state if query is a multiple submission and inform Genevieve if the project becomes no longer available for representation.

Writing Challenge #10-9 Comedy

Write about a curvy, smart, independent woman who has never had a boyfriend, is the age of 25, runs her own business, and still lives with her parents. Make this novel a romantic comedy. Who is the CEO, super hot bachelor who runs into her while chasing after his dog? What type of attraction goes on between them? Write how one of them whenever they meet is always at their worst moment. What makes these two irrestiblely funny, sweet, and such a great pair? Write all this using only 2500 words!!!