Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G.

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Thirty Day Boyfriend

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: November 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I should’ve never agreed to this arrangement…

Thirty days ago, my boss–Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package.

The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met.

I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again.

I only made it to one minute…

We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to “show me who the bigger person was” in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one.
We still have 29 more days to go…

BOOK REVIEW:  four-half-stars

Enjoyment: ♥♥♥♥½
Narration by Erin Mallon & Zachary Webber: ♥♥♥♥½
Plot: ♥♥♥♥
Writing: ♥♥♥♥

This novella was witty, sexy and just entertaining. It is one of the best novellas I’ve heard all year. I laughed my way through this book. the beginning, there seemed to be an adversarial relationship between the boss Nicholas Wolf and his executive assistant Emily Johnson. Considering she was paid really well, she could have quit but she was determined to find another job first. Meanwhile, Nicholas was equally determined to keep Emily from gaining employment elsewhere.

The tug of war between them was so comical. They worked well together and seemed to understand each other in a way no one else did. So it boggles the mind why neither seemed to notice their mutual attraction. When a business deal required Nicholas to appear to be settling down and leaving his playboy ways behind him, Emily was the perfect person to help him close the deal. Emily and Nicholas pretending to be a couple began to blur the lines and that’s when the real fun began.

This audiobook was so amusing because of both the narrators and the character dialogues. The plot was well done even though it ended quicker than I would have liked. I wish I had a little more of both Nicholas and Emily’s background but they were so fun together. I wasn’t expecting it but this book was just so cheeky. I haven’t read anything by this author before but I will certainly check out more of her work.

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Last Dragon Standing (Heartstrikers, #5) by Rachel Aaron

Series:

Title: Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers, Book 5

Release Date: March 1st, 2018

Format: Audiobook (13 hrs and 11 mins)

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dragons

Purchase Links: AudibleAmazon US

Blurb:  There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition.

But the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion. The Nameless End is coming, and even the machinations of the world’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it. As the world comes crashing down, it’s up Julius to prove what he’s always known: that seers can be wrong, and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last.
five-stars

Enjoyment: ♥♥♥♥♥
Narration by Vikas Adam: ♥♥♥♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥♥♥
Writing: ♥♥♥♥♥

What an amazing ending to such an awesome series. Narrator Vikas Adams really brought this Heartstrikers series by Rachel Aaron to life and solidified this series as one of the best Urban Fantasy series I’ve ever listened to. The range of voices from Julius to Svena to Justin etc, was brilliant and I was completely transfixed from book 1 to the end of this book.

Imagine the vermin hunter Julius Heartstriker from book 1 to this confident leader in book 5, the growth in Julius astounded me. This is what I look for in books, character development, creative storytelling and chemistry amongst the characters. All of that and romance was everything in this series, so I was not let down by this final installment.

The culmination of all of Brohimir’s schemes is the battle for his life as well as all of the earth as Algonquin relinquished her life to the Nameless End. This book saw Julius, Marci, Amelia The Plainswalker, Bob the Great Seer, Svena the White Witch and their consorts attempting the impossible, preventing the Nameless End from consuming their land. What a ride. I found this book to be as angst filled and dramatic as the prior books. The writing was so smooth, creative and riveting that I listened to it in one sitting. The ending was so satisfying that I just felt like I took a ride on an awesome rollercoaster at Disney World.

In addition to Julius continuing to lead by being himself, I loved the subplots, the relationship between Marcie & Julius, The Plainswalker (Amelia) & The White Witch (Svena), Frederick & the Heartstrikers etc. There is so much more story to be told here and I hope the author continues to explore this world as she laid a great foundation for more. I certainly hope the author will explore the subplots and keep this world alive.

This is a series that must be read in order but I recommend it to fans of great writing, fun characters and creative world building. I absolutely loved listening to this series. It was an auditory feast that left me completely satiated at the end. BRAVO to Rachel Aaron and Vikas Adam.

One True Love by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title & Author: One True Love by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Format: Audiobook (8 hrs and 10 mins)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published By: Dreamscape Media, LLC

BLURB: In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly? Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

Enjoyment: ♥♥♥♥♥
Narration by Julia Whenlan: ♥♥♥♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥♥♥
Writing: ♥♥♥♥♥
OVERALL RATING: five-stars
Wow. This book was so full of emotion and angst, that I had to keep fighting myself not to go straight to the end to see the end. It wasn’t the ending I predicted but it was the right ending and it felt good.

Emma and Jesse were high school sweethearts and were two peas in a pod. Unfortunately, tragedy struck and Jesse’s plane crashed. After an exhaustive research, Jesse is declared dead and Emma’s world is shattered.

Fast forward, three years and Emma is engaged to be married to a wonderful guy and two months until her wedding, when she got a phone call that Jesse has been rescued. OMG, Emma has a fiancee and her “dead” husband is back.

I applaud this author because she didn’t make this choice easy. Normally, authors make the choice obvious by having one guy that is a jerk or selfish. I liked both men for different reasons. They were good men, good husbands and fulfilled different things for Emma. Who will best fit into the future Emma envisions for herself?It was well written and heartfelt.

I had to grappled with my personal beliefs on issues like Can you believe in love with two men? Is there such a thing as soul mates? Is your second or adult relationship better/stronger than your childhood/first love?

Whatever your thoughts on the subject are, you will be moved by this story. It was intense, touching and endearing. I couldn’t put this book down even though my heart was beating like crazy.
I love these kinds of books because I find myself talking about it to other people. What an awesome book. The ending was just right. Bravo