The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake

The Billionaire's Favorite MistakeGreer has loved Asher since college and she was ready to make him notice her. Greer will get Asher to notice her but it was not how she thought it would be.

Asher was living in his own self misery and then he made a mistake with his best friend. Asher will be shocked by the feelings he starts to feel for Greer and will do all he could to make her understand he truly wants her.

The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake is the fourth book to the series Billionaires and Bridemaids by Jessica Clare. I liked this book but I will say that the beginning felt rushed. I didn’t really get to connect with the characters until the middle of the story. Though once I did I liked the story line and wanted to see how Greer and Asher would get their happy ending.

I liked Greer’s character but I wanted her to stand up to those around her, like her father. A side note, her father is a horrible man and I hated that he learned nothing in the end. She stayed in the background. Though she was strong in her own way and she was pretty witty and stubborn when she was interacting with Asher. I liked that she made it difficult with Asher and didn’t just give in. She held a little of herself back. Asher’s character was a man who was loosing herself and he needed to change. I liked that when he looses Greer in his life he reevaluates what is important. Asher will go about things the wrong way but he was doing it to get Greer to forgive and give him another chance. I wanted that but also for Asher to grow up and get his life together.

I am reading Billionaire on the Loose next.

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This Heart of Mine

This Heart of MinePhoenix Fuller had been in prison for seventeen years serving sentence on murder, a murder she never committed. She is back home to help her mother and get to know her son. 

Riley Stinson had raised his son at the age of eighteen. He was not looking forward to the mother of his child coming home but he had no way of stopping that interaction.

This Heart of Mine is the eighth book in the series Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak, which was a good addition to the story.

I thought that the story was entertaining but not my favorite and really it was because of the situation. I found it very annoying that Riley who had loved Phoenix dropped her because of his family and then believed her guilty, but now seventeen years later he was thinking he could have been wrong. He was at first hesitant of her but then his feelings started coming back. I think I wanted Riley to make an effect before then. Now when he is being the parent to Jacob he was a great dad. They seem more like best friends which would make sense since he had been eighteen when Jacob was born. So then there is Phoenix who was ready to forgive, but in a way she is not. She doesn’t want to start anything up with Riley, all she wants is a relationship with her son and to start her business. I liked that she wasn’t begging Riley for another chance. She was a resilient character who would endure anything to make sure she had a chance with her son after all these years. The one thing that I could not quite believe was that she would forgive so easily when it came to Riley. It kind of bugged that she was able to. In a way I wanted her to be with someone else in the story. Now don’t get me wrong I do like my happy ending but at times it just didn’t feel right.

Jacob’s character I really loved. He was a kid who was hesitant to accept his mother but he gave her a chance no matter what others were telling him.

I found the book had a sense of injustice in the end. Well there was justice but I wanted more especially with the two families and how they had treated Phoenix.

I am reading the ninth book next.

The Bollywood Bride

The Bollywood BrideRia Parkar was known as the Ice Princess. Ria had made herself distant from everyone else but now she was coming home for her cousins wedding. She wanted to be there but that meant she would see Vikram, the boy whose heart she had broken.

Vikram Jathar had loved Ria but then she had betrayed him. When Vikram sees Ria he will be angry as all those feelings come back to the surface. He will try to keep his distance but it will be a losing battle.

The Bollywood Bride is the second book to the series Bollywood by Sonali Dev. Like the first, I loved this book. Sonali Dev really integrates the culture and traditions well throughout the book. I wanted to find out all that was hidden in the past and to find out the real reasons why the characters were a shell of themselves.

Ria’s character was a young woman who had gone through a big trauma at a young age. You don’t know everything until later one. At first I thought Ria truly was an ice princess from how she handled things ten years ago, but I had a feeling she was not that cruel. Ria’s true self is discovered and your heart breaks for her as she is just a shell of herself. Vikram’s character was intentionally cruel to Ria and its because he felt betrayed. There is logic to that but I wanted him to at least move on and make a fresh start. I get my wish but the future is complicated for these two characters that is until everything gets out onto the table and they take a chance.

I really wanted something to be done about Vikram’s mother but I guess that would have put too much strain on the characters. I liked that he was standing up to her and taking a chance with Ria once again.

So Sonali Dev third book has come out in September and I will be reading that next but I am hesitant. It is with Nic and Jen who were in this book and are the ones that are getting married. It seems in the next book a tragedy will happen that break up the couple forever. Well I will find out more as I read the book next.

A Bollywood Affair

A Bollywood AffairMili Rathod was married to her groom when she was four years old. Mili has waited twenty years for her groom to claim her but she only waited. Mili will take a chance and to further her education by going to the United States. She will meet a man Samir and will start to feel things for him. She knows it is wrong since she is married but her heart was bonding towards Samir. Though Mili will find out that everything is not as it seems.

Samir Rathod was a big time director but that was not his concern at the moment. His concern was to make sure the wedding of his older brother never took place. Samir will meet Mili and instead of telling her what he wanted, he will lie to Mili and befriend her. Before Samir knows it he will start falling for this woman and Samir will have to figure out how to tell her everything before she finds out the truth.

A Bollywood Affair is the first book to the series Bollywood by Sonali Dev. I loved this book. You are immersed into the culture and life of these characters. The characters felt real thanks to Sonali Dev’s storytelling. I could not put this book down.

Mili was a young woman who lived her cultures tradition. I liked that she was so devoted on her tradition but I thought she was a little naive. Though I was happy to read that she did want more especially as her husband was dragging his feet to claim her. Mili was also unbelievably kind and sweet to everyone which gets her into trouble because she happenes to trust the wrong man. Though I was happy that she showed a backbone but it was at a heartbreaking scene. Samir or Sam was a good man but he didn’t always handle things the best way. Like how he was lying to Mili about who he really was. I wanted him to come clean right away as I knew that would be a defining moment in the book. Though it was interesting to read how Samir was falling in love. He was trying to stop it from happening but it was something he could not stop.

The downfall is obviously when Mili will find out the truth and Sonali Dev does a good job at writing the scene. The emotions that were skillfully written, I felt all the emotions as I read the book.

I am looking forward to reading the second book to the series which I am reading next.

The Rogue Not Taken

The Rogue Not TakenSophie Talbot hated society while her family loved it. She just wanted to get out especially when she insults a duke. Sophie will runaway which will have her sticking close to Kingscote. She loathed him on sight. All she wanted was to be free to have her own life. Though things will not go as she hoped especially when she starts to feel things for Kingscote.

Kingscote, the Marquess of Eversley, never wanted to love. He was perfectly happy being a rogue. He will be instantly annoyed with Sophie and want to get rid of her as quickly as possible but he will not be able to keep her away. Though through their journey King will find himself wanting Sophie more than he should. He will have to stop himself from truly acting like the rogue his reputation stated.

The Rogue Not Taken is the first book to the series Scandal and Scoundrel by Sarah Maclean. I really liked this book.

When I first started I wasn’t really sure I would like Sophie. She first seemed too silly but really she was the most practical of the sisters, and the bravest. She was stubborn to do what she needed but she was also very caring. I hated that she was overlooked as she was not the prettiest or looked as the boring one. Well Sophie will change that when she leaves which will cause a scandal in itself. King was a surprise. His reputation was telling everyone that he was a rogue and a scoundrel but he was not all that everyone thought. King was hurt long ago and that stayed with him and it shaped the man he was today. I liked that he really was a good man, he wasn’t perfect but he was a good.

The banter between Sophie and King was very entertaining and it kept me invested within the story.

I loved how Maclean ended the book because for me as a romance reader it was the perfect ending for these characters.

The second book is coming out and I am looking forward to reading the next book.

The Player

The PlayerBlair Hansen had loved one man who broke her heart and made her wary about trusting. Then five years later she found a man that she going to marry though he was someone she didn’t love as she didn’t believe in it. There will be a problem when the man she had loved shows up and he is determined to remind her of what they used to have.

Garrett Lowry knew he had screwed up five years ago and was making it up since then. When he sees Blair at a hotel he knew that had to take the chance and win her back. Though it will be hard as the woman he once loved was buried deep inside.

The Player is the second novel to the series The Wedding Pact by Denise Grover Swank. I really loved this book, it was a very well written story. Now I had loved the first one which in my opinion was much more lighthearted than the second book. The second book was more on betrayal and how trust was lost and how it had to be earned.

Blair was a woman who had been betrayed and has hardened her heart when it comes to love. She is considered cold but really that is just her exterior, she is afraid to express her feelings because she could be rejected. I found it sad for Blair that she was getting married to a man she doesn’t love but finds him stable, and someone who would not cheat. Personally I really disliked Neil from the start and much more at the end. I liked that Blair will find the strength to go with her heart again but it will not work out like the fairy tale story you want. So Garrett’s character was a good guy that made a mistake, though Blair had her part in that mistake. Then he makes a mistake which gives truth to her suspicions. I hated that Garrett goes that route but five years later he is certainly making up for that mistake. I like that he will try and do anything he could be get Blair back.

In the book there is a really well written twist that makes things much more difficult for Blair and Garrett to find that happy ending. As the reader I am yelling at the book for Blair to figure out the truth before it’s too late but it wouldn’t be that easy. Since Blair is insecure about relationships she will make a lot of bad mistakes before she figures out the truth behind it all.

I will be reading the third book next.

Winter

WinterWinter is the fourth and final book to the series Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I liked this book. I thought that this was a very well done conclusion to the series but it was long, and I mean long. The book was over 800 pages.

So lets talk about the plot. Well to put it simply the plot is all about this small group of people trying to stop the Queen. That has been the plot throughout the series but this book will center on truly getting rid of the Queen.

Alright, now I said above that this book was 800 pages long and even though I liked the book it was a little much at times. Though I will admit that what was written was interesting. Each character had once again a good portion of the book. Now Winter would be the featured character but I felt that was not the case. I think it was still very much Cinder’s story which I didn’t mind as I like her above all the others. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like Winter. She was a kindhearted and compassionate girl who happened to be unlucky when it came to stepmothers.

Now what can I saw without giving any spoilers away. Probably not too much. The one thing that I will say is that Marissa Meyer is a very good writer and I liked that she gave a concrete conclusion to the story for all characters involved, whether it was bad or good.