Favourite Contemporary Romance Books of 2019

 

 

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Air Kiss by L.H. Cosway

 

Off the Air by L.H Cosway

 

Code Name: Sentinel by Sawyer Bennett

 

Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers Book 7) by Penny Reid

 

Code of Conduct (Cipher Security Book 1) by April White

 

Flawless by J.D. Hawkins

 

More Than Anything (The Broken Pieces Book 1) by Natasha Anders

 

Picture Perfect Summer (Kings of Castle Beach Book 3) by Marquita Valentine

 

Fluffy (The Do-Over Series Book 1) by Julia Kent

 

Perky (The Do-Over Series Book 2) by Julia Kent

 

Sticking To The Script (Cipher Office Book 2) by Stella Weaver

 

Motion: Identity Switch New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Series Book 4) by Penny Reid

 

Space: Second Chance New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Series Book 5) by Penny Reid

 

Time: Rockstar New Adult Romance (Hypothesis Book 6) by Penny Reid

 

The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

 

The Best Thing by Mariana Zapata

 

Work In Progress:  A Marriage of Convenience Romantic Comedy (Red Lipstick Coalition Book 3) by Staci Hart

 

Well Suited:  A Surprise Baby Romantic Comedy (Red Lipstick Coalition Book 4) by Staci Hart

 

Shelf Awareness (Green Valley Library Book 4) by Katie Ashley

 

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Publication Date: July 30, 2019

 

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One hundred years ago when I was young and impulsive (okay, it was five, alright? Five years ago…) I let my boyfriend take, let’s just say… compromising pictures of me.

(Shut up. It made sense at the time).

Surprise! The sleazy back-stabbing jerk posted them on a website and, well, you can guess what happened. That’s right.

I’m a meme. A really gross one.

You’ve seen the pictures. And if you haven’t – don’t ask. And don’t look!

As face recognition software online improves, I get tagged on social media whenever anyone shares my pictures. You try getting a thousand notifications a day, all of them pictures of your tatas.

So. I’m done.

It’s time for revenge. Let him see how it feels! But how do you get embarrassingly intimate pictures of your jerkface ex who double-crossed you five years ago?

Especially when he’s a member of the U.S.House of Representatives now?

Getting sweet between the sheets with a congressman is pretty much every political roadie’s dream, right? I’m one in a crowd.

Except to this day, he swears he didn’t do it. Pursued me for months after I dumped him five years ago. Begged me to take him back.

And I almost did it. Almost. I was weak and stupid and in love a hundred years ago.

Okay. Fine. Five.

But I still have the upper hand. Second chance romance has all the emotional feels, doesn’t it?

I can’t wait to punch him in the feels.

All I need to do is sleep with him once, take some hot-and-sweaty pics of him in… delicate positions, and bring him down. That’s it. Nothing more.

Pictures first. Revenge after. And then I win.

At least, that’s how it was supposed to happen. But then I did something worse than sexting.

I fell in love with him. Again.

 

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“5 -Can I Trust You Again?- Stars”

 

Have you ever finished a book and felt like this?

Yep, that’s exactly how I felt when I finished this book.

This book was so smart, funny and entertaining.
I liked Perky in Fluffy, but I absolutely adored Perky’s (Persephone) character in this book.

Perky is an honest, smart, loyal, funny and dramatic character to read. If she were real, I would definitely want to be her friend.
Life would never be boring with her in your world.


Perky’s relationships and the dynamics with Mallory and Fiona were so entertaining to read that I didn’t want to finish this story, but I wanted to savour it as long as I could.
The three characters just complimented one another so well, and the fact that they’ve been best friends since primary school just makes their relationships even richer because of the history and memories they have with one another.

The bantering between the characters was just brilliant!

Then Parker appears at Mallory and Will’s rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and then all hell breaks loose.

The attraction, chemistry and love is still strong between Persephone and Parker.

But, how can you forgive someone who you think betrayed you and your trust in the most heinous of ways?

This story is about listening, finding out the truth and reclaiming what’s always been yours.

I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading Fiona’s book.

 

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**Release Blitz and Review**

Fluffy FOR WEB

Author: Julia Kent

Release date:  April 30, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer:  Hang Le

Editor: Elisa Reed

Audiobook narrator: Erin Mallon

 

An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent
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It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course, it did.

 

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I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.

Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.

See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.

Until it was too late.

The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day. The perfect job!

Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.

They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.

The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.

Oh, man…

And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.

By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with an undressed star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.

My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?

Having all my dreams come true.

 

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“5 – I always know where I’m going with you STARS!” 

Wow!
This was such a funny, smart, fun read!
I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in this story and its characters.
It was fun reading about Will and Mallory reconnecting after 14 years (even if it was under the most unusual circumstances) and developing a new, fresh adult relationship.

 

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The beginning of this book had me hooked right from the start.
What started as a job opportunity for Mallory Monahan quickly turns into one of the most embarrassing situations that could happen to a person.
This is also when she reconnects with Will.

 

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Great storyline and characters.
Wonderful read!

“I voluntarily read a copy of this book which was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.”

 

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“Do you use the proper terms for everything, Mallory?” He makes an inarticulate sound as I peel the gauze off the cut, wiping gently. “You call your pretty place a vulva, right? And you use the word vagina.”

“’Pretty place’?”

He shrugs.

“And yes, I do. Vulva and vagina. And then there’s the clitoris,” I say primly.

“What’s that?”

“What’s what?”

“A clitoris. Never heard of it.”

I freeze and look down at him. Bright eyes meet mine. Is he serious?

“The clitoris is a nerve cluster above the opening to the vagina,” I begin, taking a breath to continue my impromptu human sexuality lecture, because when a man tells you they don’t know what a clitoris is, you educate them immediately.

For the sisterhood. All the women Will is going to sleep with from here on out will thank me later.

He starts to laugh. I’m so tempted to pour the small bottle of isopropyl alcohol directly on his wound, but I’m a kind, compassionate woman, so instead, I dab it on with a swab.

“OW!” he bellows.

“Sorry.”

“You’re not sorry at all.”

“I’m sorry for your sex partners that you have no idea what a clitoris is, Will.”

“I know what it is. And my tongue knows how to find one. Blindfolded.”

“Why would you blindfold your tongue?”

 

 

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three kids in a household where Julia apparently is the only one who possesses the gene necessary to change empty toilet paper rolls.

 

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Our Options Have Changes (On Hold, #1) by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed

Our Options Have Changed (On Hold, #1)Our Options Have Changed by Julia Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 “So worth the wait stars!”


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Our Options Have Changed is a full-length standalone contemporary romance, the first in the On Hold series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent and journalist-turned-fiction-writer Elisa Reed.
It is a loose spinoff from Julia Kent’s Shopping for a Billionaire series, with cameo appearances from favorite characters.

Release Date: October 5, 2016

This is a smart, well-written story with intelligent, colorful, successful characters.
I really enjoyed the lead female’s character.
Chloe Browne’s character was almost perfect.
She’s a successful, confident, smart, sexy business women. She knows what she wants, and she works hard in order to get it. Her only flaw was her decision to stay with “Joe Blow” for so long, which in the end had her scrambling to find her “true north” again.

Nick Grafton has single-handedly raised three children to adulthood. He too is a successful businessman and he sees his freedom within reach, that is until he meets Cloe which makes him re-asses and realize what he’s been missing in his life.
… and the wait was so worth it.


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When I finished this story, it left me wanting MORE.
MORE Chloe.
MORE Nick.
And, to find out what happens next. (view spoiler)

I CANNOT WAIT to read the next book in this series!

**BONUS ALL-NEW NOVELLA** from Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling Shopping series! Read Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon. This 100-page bonus comes at the end of Our Options Have Changed. When Shannon can’t get workaholic Declan to give her the sexy honeymoon time she wants, she takes matters into her own hands — with hilariously disastrous (or disastrously hilarious?) results.

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Nook: http://bit.ly/2b24Ol8
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2bjzV9C
Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/2bnRU3d
Amazon Australia: http://amzn.to/2aWxoGe
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2bnRf1K
iBooks: http://apple.co/2b0fHR6
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2bM9FbW

“A copy of this book has been provided by the author in exchange for an honest review “

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