Make It Sweet ~ Review


Title: Make It Sweet
Series: N/A
Author: Kristen Callihan

Release Date: February 23, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake

Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a charming, emotional romance about redefining dreams and discovering unlikely love along the way.

Life for Emma isn’t good. The world knows her as Princess Anya on Dark Castle, but then her character gets the axe—literally. The cherry on top is finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She needs a break, and sanctuary comes in the form of Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California promising rest and relaxation.

Then she meets the owner’s equally gorgeous grandson, ex–hockey player and current recluse Lucian Osmond, and she sees her own pain and yearning reflected in his eyes.

He’s charming when he wants to be but also secretive and gruff, with protective walls as thick as Emma’s own. Despite a growing attraction, they avoid each other.

But then there’s an impromptu nighttime skinny-dip, and Lucian’s luscious homemade tarts and cream cakes start arriving at Emma’s door, tempting her to taste life again…

In trying to stay apart, they only grow closer—and their broken pieces just might fit together and make them whole.

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Talkin’ Bout ~ Dear Ava

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you’ve all had a good week! It’s been a little crazy here. I mentioned not that long ago how bizarre it was the we had an earthquake. The first one ever for our area, but I slept through it. Well, yesterday evening none of us were sleeping when the 3rd one hit. Yes, the 3rd one…apparently we’d had a second one hit earlier in the day yesterday. None of us felt it, but people nearby did. It was only a 2.5. Yesterday evening was a 3.1, and we all felt it. Now I’ve got to check and see if we have earthquake coverage…something I never in my life thought I’d have to worry about. I used to say I’d never move to CA because I wouldn’t want to deal with the earthquakes – too scary…


Title: Dear Ava
Series: N/A
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Release Date: February 1, 2020
Publisher: Indie
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance.

The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world–until they destroyed me.

The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.

Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer?

Knox, the scarred quarterback.
Dane, his twin brother.
Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . .

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Talkin’ Bout ~ The Wedding Game


Title: The Wedding Game
Series: N/A
Author: Meghan Quinn

Release Date: March 1, 2021
Publisher: Montlake
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s latest bauble is the charming story of a crafting queen battling a jaded divorce lawyer on a wedding reality show.

Luna Rossi is a veritable crafting genius—she can bedazzle and bead so hard her Etsy site is one of the hottest in the world. So it’s only natural that Luna would convince her brother and his husband-to-be to compete on The Wedding Game, a “do-it-yourself” TV show, for the title of Top DIY Wedding Expert.

As a jaded divorce lawyer, Alec Baxter scoffs at weddings and romance. But when his recently engaged brother begs him to participate in The Wedding Game, Alec grudgingly picks up a glue gun and prepares for some family bonding.

Both fierce competitors, Luna and Alec clash on national TV as harsh words and glitter fly with abandon. But as they bicker over color swatches and mood boards, they find themselves fighting something else: their growing mutual attraction. While Luna is torn between family loyalty and her own feelings, Alec wonders if he might have been wrong about love and marriage all along…

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