Saturday, October 31, 2020

Crashing The A-List

 




After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is still stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens. Determined to keep her minuscule savings account intact, she takes a job clearing out abandoned storage units, but is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or trying to identify exactly where the perpetual stench of beets is emanating from.

When Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service, she finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich… an astonishingly famous British actor. Her best friend thinks she should sell the gossip to a tabloid to fund her way off the couch from hell, but Clara instead manages to track down Caspian’s contact info, intending to reassure him that her lips are sealed.

Unfortunately, Caspian misinterprets Clara’s attempt at altruism and shows up on her doorstep, accusing her of blackmail. When the paparazzi capture a photo of them together, Caspian’s PR team sees an opportunity to promote his latest film—and if Clara wants to atone for her “crimes,” she’ll have to play along. Pretending to be Caspian’s girlfriend seems like it will be a tolerable, if somewhat daunting, penance… until their fake romance becomes something more than either of them expected. - excerpt from Goodreads

Crashing the A-List from Summer Heacock is a fun and quirky rom-com book. It has really strong and lovable characters and a whole lot of banter. Clara is a sassy women who is sure of herself but caught in a rough situation, you'll see her confidence slowly dropping. Even though hard times are ahead, she has demonstrated much of her strengths and definitely boosted my motivation and outlook in life.  How her best friend compliments and encourages her is also a plus point in the book. Many a times, the dynamics of the duo will spark a lot of fun times, these ladies are lucky to have each other.  

Saturday, October 3, 2020

The Good Luck Charm

 

Is it love, or is she just his good luck charm? New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting absolutely delights with this witty and fun standalone contemporary romance.

Lilah isn't sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career, or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she's no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.

Ethan Kane wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.

Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let him in, though, she finds out their reunion has nothing to do with her and everything to do with his game. But Ethan's already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he'll do anything to keep from losing her again. - excerpt from Goodreads

The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting is a sexy romance book with dual perspective but more on the female's side. I greatly enjoyed how two people who lost in touch, meet again and tries to rebuild the relationship. Although Lilah was hurt badly, it's good to see her give chance and open up her heart again. As for Ethan, reading about his growth in the book made it a motivating factor to keep reading. Together they are fun to read, on their own it propels the story forward. As for the side characters, their interactions with the main characters often creates a realisation for them and also a change of attitude. 

After reading so many rom coms, I would say this is slightly above average. The plot and timeline is not complicated, it runs smoothly and the twists and turns keep your attention in check. I did not feel that this book was boring at any point, but it isn't way to exciting as well. This was not a particularly long read, and things just happens in a couple of months time. 

In summary, you get a quick sexy read which probably takes one weekend to complete. You're bound to have a great time and feel good after this. Romance books are a good pick me up, they never fail to entertain me. I would definitely keep reading books from this author, so far so good and I can't wait to get her latest soon.

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