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Review & #giveaway – The Cad and the Co-Ed by L H Cosway & Penny Reid @LHCosway @Reidromance @jennw23

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The Cad and The Co-Ed, a quirky and sexy romantic comedy from Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway is available now!!

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THE CAD

Bryan Leech is a cad.

Or, he *was* a cad.

No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.

THE CO-ED

Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.

The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

THE PLAN

Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.

Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.

But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

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Wow.  This one is definitely up to the overall standard of the previous book, but with a totally different tone.  Much less frenetic.

I like the idea of getting to know the whole rugby family, but Bryan and Eilish are just frustratingly adorable around each other.  Their incremental relationship.  His awkwardness.  Her defensiveness.

But the best supporting cast oscar is shared here with Sean and Patrick, who between them add a humorous thread that elevates this story beautifully.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

 

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L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

 

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Review & #giveaway – Never the Bride (Dilbury Village #1) by Charlotte Fallowfield @romcomauthor

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Never the Bride (Dilbury Village #1) by Charlotte Fallowfield
Publication date: February 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Never the Bride.jpgAbbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, she’d never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.

That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didn’t seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldn’t even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.

Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true? 

While Never The Bride will be a standalone story, it’s the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint, fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couple’s story.

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Romantic comedy can be a bit of a hit and miss affair. However, chances are, with a British author and a British reader, the respective funny bones ought not to be in too different postcodes.

And that proved to be the case with this, the first in the Dilbury Village series.  There were, it is fair to say, elements of near slapstick that perhaps won’t be to everyone’s taste.  But honestly?  For me, they worked within the context of the story.

But this book doesn’t just rely on humour to push the story along. There’s a real element of camaraderie which develops between the characters – even the non human one, and the manner in which the romantic aspect of the story is dealt with draws the reader in.

The potential for this series is exciting.  I look forward to the next installment!

 

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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charlotteCharlotte Fallowfield writes contemporary romantic comedy novels. She comes from the United Kingdom and is half French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. Her writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerry’s and copious amounts of coffee. Reading was her main pastime, until she discovered the joy of writing, but she still tries to set aside time to indulge her appetite for funny, or steamy, reads by other authors too. She is yet to meet her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.

Her alter ego, C.J. Fallowfield, is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels. She started writing in October 2013 and released her first novel, New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) in January 2014.

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Review – One Hot Scot by Donna Alam @word_hoor

Title: One Hot Scot
Author: Donna Alam
Genre: Erotic Romance
Expected Publication: January 12th 2017

One Hot Scot.jpgFin Hayes has ninety-nine problems. Quite literally.

She’s lost her husband, her job, recently avoided jail time, and is back living in the place she’s always loathed . . . when problem #100 walks in.

Rory Tremaine is ripped, rich, and handsome, and a blast from the past who seems to have no recollection of Fin. But second time around that’s okay, because when she’s near his firm ass and tattoos, she’s using a fake name anyway.

At least she won’t be leaving her virginity behind this time. Instead, she might just risk losing her heart.

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I’ve read all of Donna’s books.  And I genuinely believe that this is her best book so far.

Why?  I’m glad you asked.  This story really has a lot going for it.  The characters have depth and realism.  There is chemistry between Fin and Rory, and there is wry humour peppered throughout the narrative.

Is it perfect?  No.  There were points in the interactions between Fin’s friends that I was a little confused about what was going on and who was talking.  But that evened out as the book hit its stride.

The bottom line is, I really enjoyed this story.  Fin and Rory’s relationship, whilst frustrating at points, had me rooting for them,and I could quite happily have read more.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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Donna Alam writes about exotic locations and the men you aren’t married to, but wish you were. Escapism reads with heart and humour and, of course, plenty of steam.

Hailing from the North of England, she’s a nomad at heart moving houses and continents more times than she cares to recall. She once worked at a school like the one described in her Pretty Trilogy. Alas, there were no handsome male protagonists hanging around there.

An Eclectic reader and part-time perv, she’s a huge fan of smart men, as well as protagonists with a fair measure of inappropriateness.

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