Alice Carlisle has problems. Her sociology Ph.D. dissertation is going nowhere, she’s about to lose the TV extra job that’s been paying her bills, and her roommate is kicking her out. She needs to find a new place to live ASAP, so she can focus on finally finishing her doctorate. Enter Griffin, one of Hollywood’s rising stars, who offers to let her move into his guest room if she’ll dog sit for him. Four months rent free in a nice house with an adorable dog is an offer Alice can’t turn down—even if she has major qualms about her movie star roommate.
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco. It’s a big deal. When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning. What she isn’t…is married. It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want. Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty. Even Queens. Especially them.
rue passion can't be bottled. A stolen formula. A seductive suspect. A dangerous romance. Raquel Wren’s world has fallen apart. Her husband has divorced her. Close friends have abandoned her. The money has run out. The pieces of a once idyllic life have completely crumbled. And now, the only thing that can save Raquel from total ruin… ...has been stolen. Raquel is the owner of the small town boutique store Perfume Girl, a quaint location offering bottled scents from around the globe, including her own personal formulas. Creating perfume has been a passion since she was a little girl, but her latest work, a scent years in the making, is her masterpiece. The one that will make her mark on the industry and save her life in the process.
Together with their families Peyton Powell-James and Noah Westbury request the pleasure of your company at the celebration of their marriage Tuesday, the twenty-fifth of December two thousand nineteen at half past four in the afternoon in Beaumont
This cute little novella--actually it's more like a short story was sent to me by the author. I really want to read more about Lou Junior and the antics from this wedding weekend. I can feel that nothing is going to go right for Tina. Tina is on her way to her sister and her ex boyfriend's wedding. Yeah, isn't that what we all want to do. Her mother calls her while on the ferry to remind Tina of everything that she has to do during the weekend and to ensure that Tina hasn't forgotten anything. As a reader, and I think Tina too, mom just wants to make sure that Tina is coming and isn't going to ruin little sis' big day. None of that is truly said.
As soon as I was approved for an ARC of this novel, we picked up the previous novel in the series: Ten Reasons to Stay. When I finished reading Corrine's story, I was not looking forward to reading Jack's story. Jack was a complete tool. I'm glad I read both novels. Reading the first book gave me a better understanding about Jack--who he is where he comes from. It makes it easier in his novel to understand why he wants to change and never wants to be that guy again. In Jack's story: Five Reasons to Go, I had more sympathy for Jack because of everything he went through before with Corrine and after. Jack is flawed but still relatable. Jack's story begins at the same point Corrine's story begins--with both of them together. But unlike Corrine's story, the reader is moved through those last few years with Corrine fairly quickly. I'm not sure if I would have understood everything that happened with Corrine had I not bought the previous novel. This part of the novel still paints Jack in a negative light even in his own story. Jack Swanson has been married to Corrine since shortly after graduating college. The harder he works to appease her the worse their marriage gets. He has the brilliant idea of an open marriage. Every Thursday--home by midnight. No staying over and protection is a must! This concept blows up in his face when his wife falls in love with Cole (All of this in in the previous novel). Jack is a complete wreck after Corrine divorces him. He realizes how terrific his life really was with Corrine. He also realized how horrible of a person he was to Corrine and Jessica. How his actions have hurt both women.
Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.
Sometimes life rears its ugly head and messes up your world. I know too well. It happened to me five years ago when I lost my fiancé. It took me awhile to get back on my feet, but I finally got my life in order. Don’t commit. Don’t get attached. Guard your heart. Seemed plausible…until a tall, dark and gorgeous man commands my attention. He is the worst kind of temptation. Funny, charming, and did I mention hot? Every woman’s fantasy. A professional baseball player. Suit up heart because I have no desire to become one of his stats.
I kind of had a feeling that this was part of a series or at least a spin-off of Eve and Preston's story. The beginning chapter made allusions to their story without actually divulging details about their rough patch. I do appreciate the author's restraint in not telling too much about the hardships that Eve and Preston had to endure to get their happy ending. But I would have liked to know that there was a book that had Eve and Preston's story before reading Jace and Sydney's in ab-so-lu-tion. I would have still read this novel because I love Jace's dark, broody and slightly depressed side. Sydney's happy go-lucky personality. The character have the perfect balance of flaws. Sydney knows that she never dates men who are available to her. Sydney has a type--unavailable men. The last loser was literally unavailable--he's married. Of course, she didn't know that until later which is why she broke up with him. Then there was Richard, her boss--the man who meant more to her than he should have. He is also the man who took a chance and hired her. Oh and the married ex, William is still calling her trying to win her back. She only wants to focus on her best friend, Eve making Eve's wedding the best wedding possible. But there is a dark cloud hanging over the wedding--his name is Jace Montgomery, Eve's future brother-in-law and best man. Jace Montgomery is a widower with two children. His wife was tragically taken from him a little over a year ago. He still hasn't properly grieved her death.
I love love love Quinn James and his introverted ways. Part of it could be due to the fact that y son is extremely introverted. I could see many of the same traits in both Quinn and my son. Once Quinn picks up a guitar, he transforms. He comes alive. Music runs through him. He doesn't have a single memory without music or band life. He grew up on a tour bus, recording studio, or where ever his drummer father was. Quinn loves his quiet life. He plays on open mic nights where he meets Eleanora Boone fresh from college. Eleanora is from a rich southern family, deeply rooted in traditions. One tradition is unofficial arranged marriages. She was dating Roy all through high school. She thought she was in love with him. But shortly after she left, Roy was dating other women. Sure, in high school there were rumors that Roy was cheating on her with other women. She never had proof. She was in love with him so she believed everything he said. He has been pressuring her to come home so they can announce their engagement. Even though he hasn't asked her. Even her parents are talking about the engagement. This is one of the many reasons why she picked a college far away from South Carolina. Now, she's a college graduate. She's expected to come home and marry Roy. Just the thought sends waves of panic through her. When the opportunity arises to drive her graduation present home instead of flying, she takes it. Instead of driving home, she drives to California and shares an apartment with her college friend, Kellie.