Posts Tagged ‘novels’

notquite

This is the first book in the Not Quite Series.

Jessica “Jessie” Mann is a waitress and single mother to an adorable little boy named Danny. She is struggling to make ends meet and wants to provide a secure life for Danny. She is determined to find a man with money…

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Jack Morrison is the son of a hotel tycoon and is tired of meeting women who are only after his fame and fortune.

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It seems fate has plans for Jack and Jessie.

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When they first meet Jessie thinks Jack is nothing more than a carefree dreamer. Exactly the kind of man she shouldnt be attracted to; a man like that can’t provide the kind of life Jessie wants for her son. Jack is in no hurry to spill his secret wealth either.

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Both Jessie and Jack are forced to question what each other really wants in love and in life and together they end up finding more than they bargained for. In love, you can’t buy affections and you can’t hide from fate. Sometimes destiny has a way with making sure we get out of our own heads and find our path to true happiness.

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This book was a very fast read and I honestly adored it. Jack is the cowboy we all dream about, with enough money to provide a comfortable life.

JUSTIFIED: Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens. CR: Frank Ockenfels III / FX

                                                    (I just love Timothy Olyphant!)

Where do I sign up?!

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Jessie is hardworking and loves her son to the point that she is willing to sacrifice love for money. She is giving and funny and beautiful.

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However, the course of true love will not be easy. There are ups and downs in the story and oh-so-many times when I clutched my chest thinking, this is too freakin cute!

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This book has a happy ending and I honestly cannot wait for the next installment to read about Jacks sister.

One of my favorite parts of the book:

Jack was too much of a gentleman, too nice a guy. He respected her wishes even if he didn’t believe in them. The man of the hour stepped closer to her, took his finger, and lifted her chin so they looked at each other. “We are friends, Jessie.” “Really, Jack. That’s what we are…friends?” “Of course.” “Just friends. Are you saying that if I took my clothes off right now and offered myself to you, you wouldn’t take me up on it?” The words first widened Jack’s eyes. A hot current of need flashed on his face; the effect shot molten heat straight to her core. Then those sparkling gray eyes narrowed. “I’m not a saint, Jessie, and you know how I feel about you.” His husky voiced confirmed what his expression had already said. “Friends don’t sleep with friends.” Her words were weak. “Say the word, and I’ll turn this friendship into a relationship faster than a rattlesnake can strike his prey.” He would, she knew he would. The fire in his gaze said more than any of his words could. “To what end, Jack?” Jessie pulled away from him, felt tears sting her eyes.

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I highly recommend this book and I am anxiously awaiting the second installment!

5 out of 5 stars!

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Alexa McKenzie, a woman after my own heart… An owner of a bookstore and desperate to save her family home…

Nicholas Ryan, a billionaire on the verge of inheriting his father’s corporation…

The only catch is, in order for Nick to inherit the company, he must be married; and Nick doesnt believe in marriage.

Alexa needs money and Nick needs a wife. What are a girl and boy supposed to do?!

Luckily for both Alexa and Nick, they are old childhood friends and decide that they will get married and solve both of their problems once and for all. The deal states, no sex…no entanglements.

WTF?!

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So anyways…moving on…

I anticipated that this book would be cliché from beginning to end; that the story would jump from page one to hot and heavy on page two… BUTTTTTT

I hate to say it, it was kind of slow for me. I ended up spending most of the book looking like this

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but THEN, something exciting happened…

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Oh wait…nevermind.  Jennifer Probst has a talent for building up to that moment when they would finally realize they love each other, and then pulling the rug out from under you. Leaves you wanting and sexually frustrated!

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This happens a few times. Nick and Ryan are just about to hook up and something else happens to interrupt them!

For the LOVE!!!  Can’t they just hook up already?!

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Then finally, the clouds part, the sun rises, and all of my prayers are answered… Nick and Alexa realize how much they mean to each other

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The book ends on an odd note, with more of the focus on Nick’s sister and another character from the story, but it was meant to build up to a second installment in this series. I haven’t yet read the second book, but its on the list.

This book had me all over the place in terms of emotions. Bored. Happy. Frustrated. Laughing. More Laughing. Smiling.

Some of my favorite quotes:

“Hell, at this rate she’d end up in the mental institution by the end of the year. Cause: Celibacy.”

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“I’m tired of females who order a salad, then look as if they deserve a medal. A good meal is a gift.”

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“I suck at it? You’re acting like this is some stupid play you’ve put together for the neighbors. This is real life, and I’m doing the best I can.” “My plays were not stupid. We made a lot of money in admission tickets. I thought Annie was excellent.” He snorted. “You can’t even sing and you cast yourself as Annie.” “You’re still pissed because I wouldn’t let you play Daddy Warbucks.” He plowed ten fingers through his hair and made a noise deep in his throat. “How the hell do you get me on these ridiculous subjects?”

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“The breath whooshed out of her lungs and she swayed as her feet cut out on her. She expected a precise, controlled kiss to calmly show her mother they were lovers. Instead she got hot testosterone and raw sexual energy. She got warm lips melded over hers. His teeth nipped. His tongue burrowed in- side and plunged in and out with sheer command, bending her back over his arm to take every last drop of her resolve.”

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Overall, this book started off kind of slow but I am happy that it did. It really built up the excitement and anticipation. There were many parts of the book that had me laughing out loud (particularly the scenes involving the fish and the dogs).

I give this 4 out of 5 stars.

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I dont have a lot of time these days to read for fun BUT I will be able to get back on the ball soon. I hope you enjoy the reviews and are able to find a nice little something to read and love as much as I did!!

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