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Sunny Shelly’s Review: So Not Meant To Be by Meghan Quinn

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“So tell me, Kelsey, what are you looking for in a man?”

SO NOT MEANT TO BE, a brand new sexy, enemies-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, is Now Available in all formats, including the illustrated hardcover edition!

 Enemies to Lovers
 Coworkers AND Roommates
 Billionaire Alpha Romance
 Begging, Infatuated Hero
 Smoking HOT Scenes

Get ready to fall in love with this delicious, cocky man and the beautiful, smart-as-a-whip woman he can’t resist! One-click your copy today!

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About SO NOT MEANT TO BE:

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a fresh take on a romantic comedy classic, When Harry Met Sally. This steamy, laugh-out-loud, enemies to lovers romance is about an annoyingly handsome coworker and the woman who refuses to be charmed by him.

Am I friends with JP Cane?

Ha! That’s laughable.

Besides the fact that he’s adopted some far-fetched notion from the movie When Harry Met Sally that says men and women can’t be friends and work together, it’s safe to say we’re not friends. He’s annoyingly loud, obnoxiously handsome, and has made an art out of poking all my hot buttons . . . multiple times a day.

So you can imagine how disgruntled I am when I not only have to fly to San Francisco with him for work, but stay in the same penthouse. Yup, we’re sharing the same air, twenty-four-seven. We’re talking full-fledged working roommates.

The man doesn’t know what it means to wear a shirt, thrives off protein bars, and you guessed it, moans loud enough for people to believe he’s Meg Ryan in a restaurant.

Spoiler Alert: I WON’T be having what he’s having.

Tack on his continuous flirting and his polished good looks, and I’m caught staring down the barrel of a seductive temptation that makes it hard for me to sleep at night.

But guess who can control herself? This girl.

Because if there is one thing I know for certain, it’s that JP Cane and I are so not meant to be.

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Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock are narrating this sizzling hot, hilarious romance in duet, and they are stunning as JP and Kelsey! SO NOT MEANT TO BE is now available on Audible! Dive into this aural sensation today!

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The illustrated collection continues with SO NOT MEANT TO BE and is now available! Experience Meghan Quinn’s Rom-Coms like you never have before! With over thirty illustrated scenes, this laugh-out-loud, steamy standalone romance comes to life with vivid imagery. Full of heart, humor and heat, this will be your new favorite way to read romance. Get your ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION hard back today!

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

“Kelsey hurt my man-feelings.” This wonderful forced proximity, enemies-to-lovers romcom is everything I have come to expect from Meghan Quinn and hit the sweet spot when it came to balancing laugh-out-loud moments with super sweet ones.

JP and Kelsey are the brother and sister of Huxley and Lottie from A Not So Meet Cute. JP is a bit of a playboy, and Kelsey is a plucky, unlucky-in-love heroine who wants nothing more than to be in a relationship. As co-workers, they butt heads constantly, and it is a disaster when they end up being each other’s blind dates through a matchmaking service. They should be a perfect match… and they are. It just takes a lot for them to get there.

I love how MQ built a solid friendship between Kelsey and JP while they were off on a business trip together in San Francisco. They were isolated together and had lots of time to get to know one another outside of the office. And as it turns out, JP was a pretty great non-boyfriend, much to Kelsey’s shock. But Kelsey is a romantic and JP doesn’t do relationships… or does he?

As he tried to woo her, she was resolute in not falling for his charms, and firmly friend-zoned him. That moment when he put it all out there… GAH! I listened to that part over and over again!

Ava Erickson and Aaron Shedlock totally nailed the portrayals of Kelsey and JP. This is the first book I’ve listened to in a duet narration and I loved that format!

Waiting for Kelsey and JP to get together in this slow-burn romance was just as exciting as waiting to find out what JP stands for! This is one book that I will definitely keep in my rotation of re-reads! And getting to catch up with previews MQ couples who made cameos as guests on Kelsey’s podcast was an Easter egg I loved!!

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

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ABOUT MEGHAN QUINN:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hot Boy Summer Anthology

 Release Date: June 7

Toes in the sand. Umbrella cocktails. Shirtless hot boys. One fleeting summer. Will your heart survive? It’s about to heat up in here…

Hot Boy Summer: A Charity Anthology is a collection of brand new stories from 31 amazingly talented authors. Each brings to the table their own unique take on the connections we form when we live wildly under the guise of momentary fervor. It’s poolside cocktails with little umbrellas, it’s island vacations, toes in the sand, and the shirtless hot boy making eye contact with you from across the way. Dive in and experience the sizzling passion that erupts in the heat of a fleeting summer.

***HBS is a limited edition anthology collection and 100% of proceeds will be donated to children’s charities.***

Participating Authors:

Alexandria Bishop・Alys Fraser・Amie Knight・Ashley Cade・C.M. Radcliff・C.M. Steele・Cary Hart・Christy Pastore・Claire Hastings・Cynthia A. Rodriguez・Elena M. Reyes・Ellie Isaacson・Fabiola Francisco・J.R. Rogue・K Leigh・Kat Savage・Kat Singleton・Kate Bailey・Liz Durano・Shannon O’Connor・Lori Worley・Mae Harden・Persephone Autumn・Shaw Hart・S.A. Clayton・Stephanie Nichole・Trish Anderson・Victoria Ellis・Whitley Cox・Zoey Drake

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
This charity anthology is full of bite-sized sexy contemporary romance novellas that will keep you captivated all summer long!

My favorite of the bunch that I read was Jericho by Kat Savage. He is one of the tattoo artists from the Men of Bird’s Eye series, but seeing how that series just ended, Jericho and Kate’s story will hopefully start a new series. Kate is on vacation with her friends — a vacation she didn’t really want to go on to begin with — when she meets Jericho, who is on the same island with his friends, who are all in a band. Having just come off of a breakup, Kate is aloof and standoffish, but Jericho is totally smitten with her. This strangers-in-paradise story left me wanting more, and I hope that we get a full-length book from them!

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: My Perfect Enemy by Jessica Prince

Title: My Perfect Enemy
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Whitecap

Contemporary Romance; Small Town Romance; Enemies to Lovers; Single Dad; Office Romance

Rule number 1: Never fall for the enemy.
Rule number 2: Never get involved with a local.

Luna Copeland lives by those rules, which complicates things tremendously when her new boss turns out to be a former one-night stand. As if that isn’t bad enough, he’s also a world-class jerk. But she just can’t make herself stop thinking about their one night together.

When Nate Warren left Whitecap years ago, he was certain he wouldn’t come back. But when his daughter starts acting up and getting into trouble, the small coastal town proves to be the best place for her. With an unruly teen on his hands, the last thing he has time for is romance. Unfortunately, he can’t get his sassy assistant out of his head.

When ignoring their attraction fails, Nate decides he wants all in. He just has to convince Luna she wants the same.

**The Whitecap series is a series of interconnected, standalone, small town romances.**

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Jessica Prince brings us back to Whitecap with My Perfect Enemy, a sexy small-town romance where a one-night-stand with a guy who ends up becoming her boss turns into the loving relationship that Luna never knew she wanted.

Nate and Luna were combustible the night they met at the dive bar she was working at, but when they met again several months later, they clashed like oil and water. His life was falling to pieces, and he was in the midst of relocating back to the hometown he’d left behind 20 years ago in order to give his troubled 14-year-old daughter, Evan, a solid home. Meanwhile, Luna watched her mom go through one horrible relationship after another, and never wanted to rely on a man the way her mom relied on boyfriends, so why was she feeling things she shouldn’t for her sexy boss?

As they spend more time together outside of the office, Luna begins to soften toward Nate and realizes that he’s not so bad after all. Another one-night-stand leads to a friends-with-benefits relationship, but when Nate changes the rules on her, Luna goes running scared. Can he convince her to give him a chance?

I really liked the development of this story, and how Evan played into it. I loved how the surly teenage girl blossomed into a beautiful young woman thanks to Luna’s influence, and how that changed her relationship with Nate for the better. My heart broke for the poor girl when the details about her mom can out, and I was so happy that she had Luna to lift her up.

This book was a sizzling read. Likable characters, easy to believe situations, and lots of sweet moments between Nate and Luna, Nate and Evan, and Luna and Evan. I really enjoyed getting to know the residents of Whitecap more, and can’t wait to see what’s next in this series.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Loving at 40 by LB Dunbar

LOVING AT 40 by L.B. Dunbar is AVAILABLE NOW

When a sexy, silver, alpha hero returns after years of absence, he discovers someone sleeping in his bed, and she isn’t Goldilocks, but a raven-haired single mother who has him in a tailspin.

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A sexy silver alpha hero returns to his family’s lakeside cottage to find a single mother in his bed and her presence just might be the second chance he needs at love and family.

Archer McCaryn has been a mystery to his family. At forty-five, he isn’t certain who he is anymore. When he returns to the family’s lakeside cottage, he finds there is someone in his garage apartment. In fact, she’s in his bed, and he doesn’t have a problem with the beautiful, single mother staying there as long as she doesn’t want into his heart.

Jenna Davis is self-aware – she’s a teacher, a mother, and a widow. Now in her early forties, this once free-spirited woman considers herself a responsible adult and works hard to keep life put together. So when a college friend invites her and her two little girls to come for a visit, she’s ecstatic about a vacation. Only she’s placed in the garage apartment of her best friend’s older brother. Being attracted to him hadn’t been on her itinerary, but there’s no going back when hearts become reckless.

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Welcome back to Lakeside Cottage.

What to expect:

  • Alpha hero returns
  • Single mother of adorable little girls
  • Small town beach vacation
  • One shared apartment
  • Second chance at love

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

LB Dunbar delivers another great addition to the Lakeside Cottage series with Loving at 40. I’d been really curious about Archer after getting bits and pieces about him in the previous two books, and the guy I met in this book was a force to be reckoned with!

Archer and Jenna definitely get off on the wrong foot when he finds the raven-haired beauty asleep in his bed and nicknames her “Locks” — as in Goldilocks. But their romance evolves nicely and I fell hard for this pair. Archer has a lot of baggage he’s carrying around due to his job and a mission gone wrong, and everything about his life is all that Jenna fears due to the way her late husband died. They try to fight their feelings for a long time, but it becomes too much for either of them to deny. Unfortunately, when Archer’s past catches up with them, it makes a huge impact on their future.

There is some groveling that Archer has to do to make things up to Jenna, but man, once he decided he was all in, he was all in! His tattoo! Gah! I also really loved how smitten Archer was with Jenna’s little girls, and how the three of them made him feel at home for the first time in a really long time.

Trigger warning: This book states that there is some gun violence and the presence of guns around children. I thought LB Dunbar handled that very well, and it blended nicely with the greater story and all that Jenna had gone through previously.

This book ended on a whopper of an epilogue teasing Anna’s story with Mason to come next. And I have been waiting for it since the very first book!!

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Hanson by Kat Savage

Release Date: May 26

Hanson Serrano is a complicated man—even his therapist tries to convince him to put his trust in someone. But the youngest member of the Bird’s Eye crew isn’t too concerned. He’s got no plans to settle down anytime soon.
That is, until he runs into Thea James—literally. One nasty spill on the sidewalk later, and this brooding Brazilian can’t take his eyes off her fiery red curls and curvy backside. Though, the interaction makes it clear he’ll have to work for this one.
Thea James is looking for something very specific—and Hanson Serrano isn’t it. Nevermind the fact that he’s tattooed from neck to toe, but he’s also much younger than her. She’s been down the bad boy road before and all she has to show for it is her single mom status and an ex that makes her life miserable.
When Thea finally agrees to one date in an effort to halt Hanson’s chase, she’s pleasantly surprised when he pulls out all the stops. In fact, it’s the best date she’s ever been on.
The pair eventually get tangled up—in their feelings and between the sheets. But between Hanson’s walls, Thea’s ex, and a nagging age gap, their blooming relationship feels like a shipwreck waiting to happen.
As the couple navigates this ocean of obstacles, will they give up and abandon ship or find a way to get in the lifeboat and row together?
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Hanson was an excellent addition to the Men of Bird’s Eye series. I adored this age-gap romance, and was hooked on the chemistry between sexy tattoo artist Hanson and teacher Thea.

After a disastrous marriage, Thea thought she knew what she wanted — and it wasn’t a younger tattoo artist. But Hanson turned out to be all that she didn’t know she needed once she let herself open up to him. He had me at “the flours” — SWOON! He was so patient with her, establishing a friendship first as Thea’s son, Ethan, and Hawk’s stepdaughter, Ava, hung out. He was biding his time and when the opportunity struck, Hanson stepped in and Thea didn’t know what hit her.

I felt like I knew Hanson the least going into his book, and Kat Savage delivered a fantastic finale with his story. I am so going to miss the Bird’s Eye crew, but I am so glad that I got to know them!

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Kat Savage

Kat Savage resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her three beautiful children, her hunky spouse, and two spoiled dogs. She secretly has hope of getting chickens one day. 
 
By day, she’s an office manager, pushing paperwork and daydreaming. When she’s not at her nine-to-five, she’s writing. Or thinking about writing. Or preparing books and book stuff. Or quite possibly, designing stuff for other people’s books. 
 
She was driven to writing out of a need to distraction and self-preservation after the death of her sister in 2013. Since then, it’s snowballed into a full blown passion she can’t escape. Even on the toughest days, she wouldn’t want to.
 
She writes poetry packed with real, raw, and sometimes ugly truths. She won’t lie. Her goal is to make you ache, in that perfect delicious way we often secretly crave.
 
Shortly after putting her poetry and prose out into the world, she turned to novel writing. Savage is a natural storyteller, getting better with each book. She tries to give the characters in her novels depth, whether they’re serious or comical, she builds them in layers with the hope that you see a little of yourself in some of them.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Mine to Have by Natasha Madison

Release Date: May 31

From Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author Natasha Madison comes a brand new stand-alone small town, second chance romance.

 
Are you ready for The Southern Wedding Series?
Things are supposed to go smoothly on your wedding day.
Aren’t they?

 

Harlow

I promised him I would be there for the best day of his life.

Not thinking I wouldn’t be the one standing next to him.

But here I was attending the love of my life’s wedding day.

I smiled when I saw him and pushed back the tears that wanted to come out.

This was his day and I was going to fulfill my promise.

 

Travis

It was supposed to be the best day of my life.

But the second I got up, things started to fall apart.

The kitchen just caught on fire.

Flowers were from a funeral.

My bride-to-be just had an allergic reaction leaving by ambulance.

Oh and my ex-girlfriend just walked into the church.

They say you have to see the signs when they are right in front of you.

Maybe she was just mine to have.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
I would give Mine to Have 10 stars if I could! Travis and Harlow’s story checks all the boxes for an incredible second-chance romance with all the angst that I love. I connected with these characters so deeply and just adored them!

Mine to Have is a spinoff of Southern Comfort — Harlow is the daughter of Casey and Olivia. The last thing she ever expects is to receive a wedding invitation to her college boyfriend’s wedding…. and there is so much unfinished business between Harlow and Travis!

This story is a perfect exploration in the one that got away. Travis goes all out in winning Harlow back, and I loved every morsel of this brilliant, magical romance.

“It’s always been you.”

Bravo! I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Natasha Madison



When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…
 



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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Don’t Let Me Fall by Kelsie Rae

𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥 (𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐞 #𝟏) 𝐢𝐬 𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!

I want a girl I can’t have.

She’s my tutor.

My best friend’s girlfriend.

And my kryptonite.

She also looks really good in my T-shirt.

But she wants the golden boy, and I’m more of the villain type.

Or at least I was….

Until I saw her smile for the first time.

But the good guy she wants wouldn’t lust after his friend’s girlfriend.

And the good guy she’s with sure as hell shouldn’t be sneaking around behind her back.

So where does that leave me?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Don’t Let Me Fall is a perfectly perfect YA romance from Kelsie Rae, full of heat, full of chemistry, full of hate-to-love and a couple I adored.

Colt comes across as a bad guy, but he’s just a sweetheart underneath and I loved his connection with Ash. The only problem? She’s dating his roommate/high school friend.

There’s no cheating involved, since Ash has broken up with Logan before anything happens with Colt. And MAN was I glad when Logan broke up with her. She let him walk all over her, and I wanted to shake the girl during those first few chapters because he was such an ass. But the Ash who dates Colt later in the book is a different girl. She’s so much stronger than I had her pegged for, and she really comes into her own with the love and support of Colt.

I was shipping this couple, hard.

This book sets up a great new series with Colt’s other three roommates. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Offside With #55 by Piper Rayne

 

The last thing any professional hockey player wants is to be the old man in the game. The guy who doesn’t know when it’s time to retire. Still, I can’t bear the thought of leaving the game.

This past year I’ve reflected on all my regrets, and I told myself that once I retire it’ll be the time to settle down and start a family. But this is where it gets tricky.

I think I’ve found her—my Mrs. Although she’ll deny our connection to anyone who asks. We’ve been sleeping together casually and since I’m still playing hockey, I’ve let her get what she wants—me—whenever she wants.

After being told my career as a player is over, the owner of Florida Fury grants me a shot to stay in the game. A coaching position I didn’t know I wanted until it was offered. The catch? He’s also passing the family business down to his daughter.

Who’s his daughter?

The woman who’s been in and out of my bed for the past year. Which means the woman I intend to make my wife is now my new boss.

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 Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I was sad to see the Hockey Hotties series come to an end, but it went out with a bang with Kane and Jana’s story!

I loved how this second chance romance unfolded. Jana calls off their no-strings relationship at the start of the book once she’s named owner and Kane is the new coach. But there is still such a sizzling hot attraction between them. Their banter as they butt heads over how to run the team is hot, and that all builds up to a fabulous explosion once they finally give in to what is between them.

Kane is so patient with Jana as she weighs whether she wants to he “all in” with a relationship. They both have some big issues in their past, and watching them work things out and come together to get their HEA was a bittersweet moments, knowing that it was the end of the series.

But a wonderful ending it is!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: On The Edge by Julia Connors

Release Date: May 18

A steamy second-chance romance set in the world of competitive skiing…

 
Once upon a time I had it all: an Olympic gold medal, a career as a professional ski racer, and a happily ever after so close I could almost touch it. Then my perfect life imploded in one tragic weekend. 
 
Five years later I’ve rebuilt my life with the best girlfriends, the perfect new boyfriend, and a new career. Now my ex—the one who wrecked everything five years earlier—is back as the newest member of the National Ski Team and I’m forced to be his physical therapist. 
 
My days are filled with him. He’s constantly shirtless and sweaty and sexy as sin, and trying to make me fall in love with him again. 
 
But I built these walls around my heart for a reason—and his presence is threatening to undo everything I’ve created without him. With the stakes this high and the sexual tension this hot, this could all go so very wrong. 
 
Or, maybe we’re on the edge of getting everything we ever wanted.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

I love a good second-chance romance when there is a lot of hurt and history between the characters and Julia Connors delivered with her debut novel.

It’s been five years since Nate broke Jackson’s heart, and he really goes all out to make it up to her and win her back in On The Edge. Does she want him to? No. She’s got a boyfriend. Does she make it easy for him? No, he has to work for it. But it’s a great journey as these two characters work out their issues, talk about their messy past, and find a way to move forward.

On The Edge is a sweet slow burn with lots of tension between Jackson and Nate, a swoony hero and a great Grand Gesture to prove once and for all that she’s his endgame. I thought Julia Connors wrote a well-developed story with likable main characters and a nice set of secondaries who piqued my attention for further books to come down the road!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Julia Connors

Julia Connors grew up on the warm and sunny West Coast, but her first decision as an adult was to trade her flip-flops for snow boots and move to Boston. 

She’s been enjoying everything that New England has to offer for over two decades, and now that she’s acclimated to the snowy winters and finally found all the places to get good sushi and tacos, she has zero regrets. 

 

You can usually find her in front of her computer, but when she stops writing she’s most likely to be found outdoors, preferably with a pair of skis or snowshoes strapped to her feet in winter, or on a paddleboard in the summer. 

 

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: Married to the Tight End by Carina Rose

 Release Date: May 17

 

Have you ever felt as though you were having an out-of-body experience? An ethereal feeling that you were floating in the atmosphere looking down on a situation? If not, let me tell you, it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

Imagine you were at your best friend’s engagement party in Vegas. You were super excited because you were the maid of honor and the best man was the hottest football player you’d ever seen. Even this guy’s position as tight end was appropriate for his, well . . . tight end.

Anyway, there was something about his cocky attitude that ruffled your feathers and turned you on at the same time. Maybe it was the way he challenged you or because women seemed to flock to the gorgeous man. But according to him, he only had eyes for you. It didn’t matter if he was kidding or not, because you weren’t in the market for a serious relationship.

Then, for some reason, you engaged in a drinking game. Because why not, right? You were in Vegas after all. Well, let me tell you why not, because the next morning you noticed a silver band on your left ring finger. And adding salt to that tequila-induced wound, there was one on his too.

Yes, you read that right. Me, Alexa Barton, preferably always the bridesmaid and never the bride, married the uber-sexy, and let’s not forget cocky, football player, Jackson Cartwright.

I was a cliché. A married cliché. Whose “husband” wasn’t in a hurry to get an annulment and vowed to prove that we were meant to be together.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

What happened in Vegas follows Alexa and Jackson home in this indulgent romcom by Carina Rose. There’s an underlying attraction between Alexa and Jackson, as their best friends are engaged, but neither of them ever acted on it. Besides, she is fiercely independent as a boss babe with no desire to get married, and he only plans on getting married once and is in no place in his life or career to tie the knot.

Except… when they accidentally get married by an Elvis impersonator, Jackson convinces Alexa to stay together until after Reese and Trent’s wedding — and plans to use that time to convince her they are meant to be.

This story is all kinds of sweet and swoony. I laughed at the visual of Jackson sleeping on her couch, and I swooned when he showed up to help out at the bakery. There is some drama that occurs thanks to his horrible father, but it’s resolved relatively quickly with a wonderful kiss and make up.

I did not read Love in the End Zone first — I wish I had because I loved Married to the Tight End so much and would have loved to seen Alexa and Jackson as Reese and Trent’s best friends. But this book easily stands on its own merits.

Adorable.

I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily left a review.

Meet Carina Rose

 

Carina loves everything about romance. To her, it’s the little things that matter. 

 
She also believes in insta-love, since she knew her husband was the one the first day she met him.
When it comes to books, she uses them as an escape from reality. . . . to get swept away. Carina hopes her words do the same for her readers.
She’s a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, watching sports, and, of course, relaxing on a beach.
Carina looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.

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