September’s Harlequin Reviews and Giveaway!
About the book:
Falling for the boss’s daughter
From the wrong side of the tracks, Dominic Wright is fiercely proud of his successful career—and his latest project is his gateway to the big time! The downside? Dominic is expected to babysit the boss’s spoiled daughter.
Bella Maldini knows hotshot Dominic by reputation, and where women are concerned it’s a bad one! Still, if Bella wants this project to succeed she must work closely with Dominic. If only he weren’t so impossible—cynical, complicated, controlled—and, worst of all, sexier than any man she’s ever met!
I really enjoyed this story. Both characters are allowing their parents and the past to control their futures. Bella is striving to make her father proud of her no matter what and Dominic is working hard to prove that he isn’t like his father. I liked the way these two balanced each other out and taught each other how to embrace who they really were and to let go of their parental baggage.
the book girl gives BELLA’S IMPOSSIBLE BOSS a 4/5
About the book:
Coco Jordan wished she knew the answer. Discovering she was the illegitimate daughter of the prince of Chantaine took some getting used to—especially when she was working as a nanny on a Texas ranch! As much as she tried to focus on caring for baby Emma, her newfound fame kept getting in the way. Until help arrived from an unexpected—and handsome—source…
Widowed rancher Benjamin Garner would do anything for his daughter—even fake an engagement to Coco to keep the paparazzi at bay. Princess or not, Coco’s the best woman for his child’s needs—and though he doesn’t dare think about it too much, probably his own. Soon their “royal romance” is making headlines—but can their all-too-real love survive the pressure?
A HOME FOR NOBODY’S PRINCESS is a very sweet story. Coco is almost too sweet. She’s good with babies, she isn’t upset that her royal parent gave her up for adoption, and she sacrifices her own happiness for those around her. I enjoyed the story, but would have liked it more if Coco had some flaws. Benjamin is full of them and is the more interesting character. He is afraid of his daughter and thinks that she hates him and he’s scared to let himself feel anything real for Coco. I felt that Benjamin had growth throughout the story, but Coco had no where to really grow or change.
the book girl gives A HOME FOR NOBODY’S PRINCESS a 3/5
About the book:
Wedding planner Anita della Rossa is an expert in arranging happy-ever-afters—except her own, that is. Five years ago her childhood sweetheart Giovanni Valtieri ended their relationship abruptly, keeping his reasons as secret as the love he still feels for Anita.
When Gio and Anita find themselves alone in a Tuscan hideaway, familiar passion rises to the surface once more. Gio is still struggling to open his heart
but with Anita’s baby bombshell ringing in his ears can this brooding Italian finally make all Anita’s dreams come true?
THE VALTIERI BABY is a friend to lovers story with a bit of a twist. The twist is that Anita and Gio have been a couple in the past, but Anita still isn’t sure why it ended. I loved the connection between Anita and Gio. They have a past and it plays such an important part in their future. This is a very emotional story that has a very satisfying happy ending.
the book girl gives THE VALTIERI BABY a 4/5
About the book:
Out of the limelight and into the fire…
Haunted by one scandal too many, tabloid savaged and vulnerable, Larissa Whitney turns her back on her gilded fortune. Desperately hiding from the paparazzi’s relentless cameras, Larissa escapes to a small, secluded island, seeking refuge. But she’s not alone—instead, Larissa finds herself face-to-face with Manhattan tycoon Jack Endicott Sutton.
Now she’s trapped on an island with a man she had a wild affair with five years before…A man she’s still achingly attracted to. A man who knows the outrageous truth!
HEIRESS BEHIND THE HEADLINES is an extremely emotional story. Larissa has lived a life of excess and irresponsibility. After a life-changing event she is changing her ways, but no one believes that she is capable of becoming someone different. Jack has known Larissa for a long time and used to be like her, but changed when his mother passed away. They meet away from their normal lives and the attraction they once felt is still strong, but Jack doesn’t believe that Larissa is any different from she was before and she can’t convince him otherwise. This book worked for me on some levels and on others it didn’t. I loved Larissa. The character growth for her was amazing and I enjoyed the changes she goes through during the story. I didn’t care for Jack. He is so mean to Larissa at some points that it is hard to believe that the strong person she becomes would end up with someone who treated her that way. My dislike for the way Jack acted toward Larissa made the HEA unbelievable.
the book girl gives HEIRESS BEHIND THE HEADLINES a 2/5
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