Book Review: Work in Progress by Staci Hart

   This is the fourth or fifth book of Hart's that I've read. I absolutely love her writing. This book give a new twist to the author/book blogger relationship. I did have a few reservations while reading beginning with Amelia's shyness disorder and lack of socialization issues. She has a circle of friends yet none …

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Book Review: Keeping her Close by Casey Diam

Brandon Kuvat is a playboy pilot who runs a multi-million dollar company with his father and uncle. He has kept his heart closed off for the last ten years--when he was supposed to become a dad. That whole relationship crashed and burned. He was so burned, he doesn't let any woman close to him. The …

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Book Review: Rising Star by Susannah Nix

I need to begin that I love, love, love Alice's character. She went through a horrible event that no woman should have to endure but sadly is completely accepted in academia and many other professions. Why does our society attack the woman that is involved with  sexual harassment and sexual assault? She did nothing wrong!?! But yet, she is the one who is put under a looking glass from how she dresses to her sexual partners to her dating life! Yet, the man that committed the crime is not!?! Ok, I'm off my soapbox. I just had to get that off my chest. Yes, it all does pertain to the book since this is what Alice had to endure and Griffin helped her work through those emotions. 

Book Excerpt: Rising Star by Susannah Nix

The hot doctor beside Alice—better known to television audiences as the adorably charming Dr. Ethan Convey—bent over to check the patient’s chest drainage unit. “Chest tube output is twelve-hundred cc’s. Prep for thoracotomy.” His hip bumped against Alice’s, and she shuffled aside to give him more room. They were working in tight quarters, and part of her job was to stay out of everyone else’s way. But as she reached for a scalpel on the tray of instruments beside her, she misjudged how close it was and knocked the whole thing over, sending hemostats, forceps, and scalpels flying with a deafening clatter.

Book Review: Book Boyfriend by Dawn Chiletz

Greer Hanson has been in a writing slump which is a problem for her since she is a romance writer. It would help if her dating life wasn't non-existent. She hasn't dated since...well since before she was married to her now ex-husband. An ex who now lives in her former home and took half her money. How can she write about romance? Her imagination can only get her so far? 

Excerpt: Rising Star by Susannah Nix

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.

Release Day: A Brand New Ending by Jennifer Probst

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.

BOOK REVIEW: #1 Muse By T. Gephart

Claire Becker is a struggling screenwriter who has been writing fan fiction about an upcoming actor that she met five years ago, Nick Larsson. Now, Nick is an actor on a widely popular sitcom while Claire is forced read screenplays to pay the bills instead of selling her own. Her own screenplays have been mediocre at best. She has hit a creative slump. The only creative outlet is her fan fiction that only her roommates are allowed to read--that is until her best friend gave Claire's fan fiction to who she thought was Nick Larsson (actually his older brother Dave).  What is a girl to do when freaking out after her bestie, Scully placed her beloved fan fiction is in the hand of her crush, Nick Larsson? Break into his condo and get the writing back--of course! Fate steps in. Instead Nick invites her into his home. Granted, he's drunk and doesn't remember a thing. But she stays to ensure that he's going to be okay. That begins their relationship. The more time Claire spends with Nick, the more she falls in love with him. The man--not the image that she created or that the media created. Nick loves Claire because she loves him--not his image or what he can get her. Like all love stories, they are not without issues. Mainly, Claire's own insecurities for being "plain Jane" in a world of Barbies. She doesn't think that she deserves him. Nick keeps information from Claire about her writing. This issue almost tears them apart. How can Claire trust Nick when he didn't tell her a very important detail about Claire's rise in Hollywood. 

Book Review: America’s Sweetheart Jessica Lemmon

Why did I let my manager talk me into dating McCormack? What a jerk! I went from America's Sweetheart to the most hated person in Hollywood. All because of that two-faced ex. I can't escape the media. So, I go to the only place where I can be me. No, not Nina Lockheart--but Allison. The girl from Columbus, Ohio. The first thing I see is Jackson Burke. Great! When I thought my life couldn't get worse, the one man who shattered my heart is standing in my parents' living room. He is remodeling my parents' bedroom while they are on a month long trip to Europe. Terrific. The more time, I spend with Jax the more I remember how it felt to be in his arms. The more I want that again.