Genre: Friends With Benefits

The Boy Next Door by Ella James

Posted June 2, 2017 by Kate in Kindle Unlimited, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
The Boy Next Door by Ella James

I’m starting to feel like I have a really big obsession with best friends sibling books, I mean seriously, I feel like I have gone out of my way to collect as many of them as I can. That being said, this book doesn’t necessarily read like that. Amelia and Dash meet when they were kids, Amelia was younger and she became fast friends with Dash’s sister, best friends actually. In high school the friendship started to grow apart, and they eventually went their own ways, so when the book starts, it doesn’t really have that best friends sibling vibe, because the best friends are best friends anymore. That being said, this book was totally without a doubt enjoyable for me, I like the emotional heartstrings that thing book pulled. Like I said, the future has arrived, and Dash and Amelia have a complicated past, Amelia was like super duper insane in love with Dash, but she was younger and so Dash didn’t really entertain her crush until after he went away to college. And then of course once the two of them come together and disaster strikes, Dash takes off and never looks back. So of course when Amelia finds out she is going to be interning under him at her dream animation job, well to say it’s tension filled would be an understatement. I like how unsure the two of them are about how to handle the situation. Yes it has been years since they have seen or […]

Worth It by S.M. Shade & C.M. Owens

Posted May 31, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Worth It by S.M. Shade & C.M. Owens

I have a couple of recommendations about reading this book. First, if you are depressed and want to cheer up, this is your book. Second, if you just like to laugh this is your book. Third, if it’s midnight and you want a book to read, this is not your book unless its the weekend or you can call into work the next day because you aren’t going to want to stop reading this book. I can’t even explain how much I love this book, it was hilarious, and honestly I wish I could see it in movie form because it would be the best train wreck ever. One of the fun things about this book is that it is not centered on two people, it is more like four main characters and a couple other secondary characters that are pretty big players in the book. Normally when books have this many people I feel like things get to crowded and inevitably the characters stories suffer, this is so not the case in this book. The book is short in terms of time, but not much else, in everything else it’s BIG. So three friends are going to the wedding of one of their exes, oh and did I mention that one of the girls is the stepsister of the ex of the other girl. So it’s all kinds of family and ex drama. But these three girls are thick and thieves and want to be supportive and also kind […]

Mixed Up by Emma Hart

Posted May 30, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Mixed Up by Emma Hart

I love all things Emma Hart, and this book is really just a totally fun and enjoyable journey. I felt like this book is really just all about a good time. Normally when I read a book where it involves the best friends little sister it always seems to have more than a little bit of angst or at the very least a couple of tears to be shed, but this book is way more about the laughs and some serious tension. Raven and Parker have basically grown up together and for whatever reason have just never gotten along. There’s not traumatic event in their past that made them hate each other, they just never really meshed. And apparently it has resulted in years and years of snarky comments and constantly being separated by their families. Of course when the book starts these two haven’t seen each other in years, and Raven is in a tough spot with her bar, she wants a chef so her bar isn’t just about drinks but she can’t seem to find anyone qualified enough to make her plan work. Her basic nightmare scenario of having to get the world renowned chef slash personal nemesis Parker to step in and help her out is quickly becoming her reality. These two are super fun to read. They are both really sarcastic and love to push each other’s buttons, and while it starts out as kind of a openly hostile dynamic, the sexual tension starts to amp […]

Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

Posted May 22, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Veiled Menace by Deborah Blake

I have been dying to get back to urban fantasy for a while now, it’s what got me back into reading after college, so it has a big piece of my heart. I wanted a book that had to do with witches, because I don’t have enough books with witches in them. I picked up this book thinking it was the first book in the series (its not) and when I realized it wasn’t I was slightly worried I would feel like I missed out, but the author did a great job of recapping in a way that wasn’t overwhelming and I never felt like I was lost of confused, so if you happen upon this book without reading the first you will still be good to go. Okay first off, I liked this book, I feel like over the past couple of years Urban Fantasy is kind of dying out, or being seriously reduced, so I was so happy to find a book recently released that was of pretty good quality. I liked the law enforcement angle, especially since in this world the supernatural races seem to really kind of stick to their own, this way Donata has a reason to interact with all kinds and it much more fun story. Donata by herself though is pretty interesting, she is kind of low-key, especially compared to the people in her family. She may come from well of snobby people, but she is totally cool drinking a dive bar, living […]

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Posted May 9, 2017 by Kate in loved it, Review / 0 Comments
Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Can I just say how much I love best friends little sister books, I mean seriously I mean I love them. Also can I just say how much I love reading a book that is from the male POV, I don’t know why, but seriously, Lauren is great at writing male POVs. I will say that I did go back and forth over the title of this book, sometimes I thought it was too over the top, sometimes I thought it was cheeky and fun, but after reading the book it makes all the more sense, and now I love the title. So Harper and Nick are good friends, I would go as far as to call them best friends. But while Nick is self-assured and confident in social situations, Harper is not. She’s kind of disaster with adults, especially of the male persuasion. But while Harper is disastrous with hot guys she is attracted to, she’s also kind of awesomely quirky. She’s funny in sweet and like involuntary way. She’s super authentic, I mean she is who she is and that’s the end of it. Nick on the other hand is smooth and confident and super successful, he’s actually the famous hot guy who created the cartoon series Mister Orgasm, which is kind of awesome. I think what I like about Nick is that he doesn’t really seem to let the fame get to him. He loves what he does, and he works really hard at it, and he knows […]

Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle

Posted April 26, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle

If there was ever an author that I would super fan girl in front of it would be Karina Halle. Seriously, her and Rachel Vincent made me love reading again, and I can literally remember the exact moment when I fell in love with romance books, I was sitting in the guest bedroom of my moms house reading Love, In English listening to Ed Sheeran and I knew then that I would always been a romance book lover, seriously every time I hear Ed Sheeran I think back to Karina Halle. I love her darker books, don’t get me wrong, but I was really looking forward to this book because it kind of reminded me a little bit of the book that held a huge space in my heart for so long. We have the older guy, a kid is involved, kind of a family who doesn’t really understand our heroine, and a hero and heroine who are suddenly spending a lot of time together. Jackie is a single mom, and she’s a really good mom. She’s also pretty young, 25 years old with a 7 year old. I think she has been defining herself so much as a mom she hasn’t really ever gone outside of that role in a long time. She works so hard to make sure her son can everything he needs, and doesn’t think twice about going without. She left a bad situation to move back home with her parents and is trying to give […]

Catching Carly by Emma Hart

Posted March 8, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Catching Carly by Emma Hart

As always, Emma Hart makes me laugh out loud, and sometimes inappropriately. I really liked Brooke’s book, mostly because I love the whole friends to lovers thing, but also because Brooke and Carly have an awesome dynamic and quirky yet perfect senses of humor. So it was easy to really want to get to know Carly on a more personal level. Carly and Zeke are both introduced in Brooke’s book, and they both are awesome characters in that book because they have a great kind of antagonistic yet laced with tons of chemistry dynamic. The great part about this book is that they already had a drunken hook up, so by the time we meet up with Carly and Zeke again they already know they can set the sheets on fire, so the angst in this book is big time. Carly is super funny, she has that great sense of humor. But honestly, what I loved about Carly (and Emma for including this), is that she is a little left out. Her two best friends have gotten together, and like most people in the beginnings of a new relationship, they neglect their other relationships, and Carly is really feeling that right now. I felt for her, and it made it super relatable too, I mean who hasn’t had a friend disappear down the rabbit hole of a new relationship. She’s also really looking for a connection, and her online dating is hilarious (I mean seriously I’ve never been more happy […]

Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol

Posted March 7, 2017 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Delicious Satisfaction by Sabrina Sol

So this is not my first book in the series that I have read, and I really liked Delicious Complication, which is the book before. I liked Brandon a lot, and his whole fake relationship storyline, and there was also a fair amount of suspense in the plot, so I was looking forward to this book and hoping for a little bit of the same kind of tone from the one I had read previously. And there was some of the same kind of themes in this book, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the previous book. So we’d already met Alexa and Dante (she’s Brandon’s sister and he’s his old best buddy and lawyer), so if you already read the other book you kind of already have a feel for them going in, but if not that’s cool too. I really liked how the book started off, Alexa goes to a restaurant to meet her friends, and of course it is the restaurant owned by her ex. Only when she walks in and realizes that he completely ripped off all her ideas and recipes, she’s irate. Obviously. Needless to say the whole thing end up with her in jail, and who comes to bail her out, you guess it, Dante, the lawyer. Alexa in the beginning was easy to like. She came off as really true to herself in terms of her style and her personality, but as the book goes on she ends up […]

Hooked by Christina Phillips

Posted February 14, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Hooked by Christina Phillips

I not so secretly love all thing MC romance related, and this blurb doesn’t give too much away about the book, just that Zach is in an MC and a classy girl from the right side of the tracks shows up one night and of course they get together. I want to say upfront that this book is not a super hard MC book, if you are looking for dark and gritty MC, this is not your book. While it still is about a guy in an MC and he’s definitely rough around the edges, the book is kinda like a sweet MC, and I kind of really liked that. So most MC books I’ve read the guy is super involved in the Club and the author goes into a lot of storyline about the club and the things the club is involved with, which almost always gives it kind of a dangerous tone to it all. While I would say the author kind of hints at the fact that the MC is involved in maybe some less then lawful activity, there is no real MC storyline here, it’s all Zach and Grace, which was kinda nice for me. Zach is super confident, I almost think too confident. Grace walks into a bar on the seedy side of town, and MC bar, looking for a phone because he car broke down, and Zach is like convinced, I mean convinced, the whole thing is a rouse so she can hook up […]

Game Saver by BJ Harvey

Posted August 23, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Game Saver by BJ Harvey

This was my first BJ Harvey book, and I have to say I enjoyed it. I really love the whole friends with benefits trope in romances, and how it of course always ends up being more than either party bargained for in the end. I know this book has ties to some other books in a series, but you honestly don’t need to have read any of the other books, although judging my the big cast of secondary characters if you have read the books you will probably enjoy seeing some old friends. So our heroine in this book is Abi, and I really like her. She’s a really confident, independent woman. I like how sure she is of herself, and her blunt honesty. I don’t think she could ever be a person who lies a lot, mostly because she almost lacks like a bit of filter, which I kind of loved. I like that she’s not ashamed of some of her life choices, including being a stripper to get out of debt. I also like that she is well educated and works two jobs. Our hero is Cade, who is basically a trust fund baby from very wealthy and let’s call it self-important family. The great thing about Cade is that while he appreciated being able to go to med school without any student loans, he really does not like the whole idea of his wealthy family, and he works hard for what he has. I liked how throughout […]