#BlogTour | #Review: OFFSETTING PENALTIES by Ally Mathews


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 Offsetting Penalties by Ally Mathews!

Title: Offsetting Penalties
Author: Ally Mathews
Publication Date: 
November 6, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

Isabelle Oster has dreamed of being a prima ballerina her entire life, so when the only male dancer backs out of the fall production, she’s devastated. Without a partner, she has no hope of earning a spot with the prestigious Ballet Americana company. Until hot jock Garret practicing stretches in one of the studios gives Izzy an idea, and she whips out her phone. But does she really want this badly enough to resort to blackmail?

All-state tight end Garret Mitchell will do anything to get a college football scholarship. Even taking ballet, which surprisingly isn’t so bad, because it means he gets to be up close and personal with the gorgeous Goth girl Izzy while learning moves to increase his flexibility. But Izzy needs him to perform with her for the Ballet Americana spot, and he draws the line at getting on stage. Especially wearing tights.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bit of blackmail, a lot of sarcasm, and an ending guaranteed to melt your heart.

#MyThoughts

I admire someone who dance ballet. I do not think I would have their patience when it comes to improving a position... #justsaying

I think I have a not-so-secret love for cute young adult romance books. They are lovely, and sometimes, they are also what you need to relax while reading. Plus, I did enjoy reading Offsetting Penalties.

This book has two amazing characters who --I can assure you-- have crystal-clear what they want to do with their lives. And they both want to do what they love most --football and ballet. Hence, no matter what, they are ready to do whatever it takes in order to make them come true. Furthermore, Izzy has a soft spot even if she does not want people to know it. So, when it comes to blackmailing others? I will just say that she is better at dancing. Garret... oh boy! He got the moves. I could definitely picture him dancing ballet.

Overall, this book is a clear demonstration that you do not have to judge someone for their exterior. And despite the fact that there was a moment/scene -almost at the end- when I felt it was too forced. It was an amazing reading and plot.

Highly recommended.

Book: +4 love-football-and-ballet stars!

Ally lives in Texas with three kids, four dogs, two cats, a rabbit, assorted reptiles, and her husband. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, binge watching Psych, Scream, Younger, and superhero movies, and letting dogs in and out of the house. She loves to cook but hates to clean up afterwards, and strongly believes that Disney World is truly magical. You can find Ally on her website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, though she makes no claims of using any of them properly.

#BookTourStop | #Review: The Real Thing by Melissa Foster #Giveaway


Bienvenidos to my #ReviewStop for
 The Real Thing by Melissa Foster!


Title: The Real Thing
Author: Melissa Foster
Series:
 Sugar Lake #1
Publication Date: 
Sep 5, 2017

This sassy, spirited baker is fine with heat—but is her fake fiancé too hot to handle?

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move . . . provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement or the real thing—including them.

**THE REAL THING is being published by Montlake (an Amazon imprint) and won’t be available on other ebook retailers, but you can download a FREE e-reader app to read it HERE, order the paperback.


#MyThoughts

Most of the time, when it is a non-fantasy romance book, I prefer the perfect mix of cute + hot. The guy giving the hot factor, and their relationship being the cute element to the story. However, it does not mean there are not bitter-books I have loved during my life (they are fewer but the best!). Anyways...

Melissa did a magnificent job. And although the fake-engagement is... not too impressive or new, Willow and Zane's story is totally and indisputably fascinating. It got me from the first to the last word without a break, plus it has the perfect amount of pages --not too short, not too long. 

Their relationship could be described as complicated and a little tangled due to some facts. But they know well-enough the other to ask for good/weird favors that no-body but them could do. Moreover, their lives seem to be always getting them together no matter what, and their chemistry is irrefutable. So, yes, they have always been made for each other. Furthermore, they are lovely. What more could you ask for?

To sum it all up, this romance should definitely be in your TBR list. A cute, lovely, romance that I highly recommend. Melissa you have done it again! Congratulations.

Book: +4.5 sweet stars!
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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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#BlogTour | #Review: READY TO RUN by Lauren Layne + #Giveaway


Bienvenidos to my #ReviewStop for
 Ready to Run by Lauren Layne!

Title: Ready to Run
Author: Lauren Layne
Series:
I Do, I Don't #1
Publication Date: 
August 22, 2017

The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.

#MyThoughts

This is not my first Lauren's book but this is definitely my first review for one of her books. And to tell the truth, I have liked her books so far. Therefore, this one did not disappoint me. The plot? It was incredible! Plus the cover is just amazing.

Anyway, I liked it that the main characters were not what I thought they were going to be, and that at the end, it worked for them. Although Luke was presented as a... playboy, not only he is sexy but also sweet and lovable. Moreover, the more Jordan discovers who he really is the more she cannot deny she is falling. And Luke? He does have a past but not because he wants, perhaps that is why he acts like he does in regards to Jordan. In short, it is an amazing book. And if you like sexy romance then this is your book.

Highly recommend it! And looking forward to the second book :)
Book: +4 run-love stars!
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Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAY, New York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.
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