Where We Belong
Series: Alabama Summer, #3.5
Author: J. Daniels
Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Ben and Mia Kelly can’t seem to catch a break.
Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much-needed alone time. There’s only one thing standing in their way.
With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.
Who said anything about keeping things legal?
Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.
**Author’s Note: This book should be read after When I Fall to avoid any spoilers.
Where We Belong was a really fun novella. It brought back Ben and Mia from Where I Belong (along with their friends) and updated us on their lives.
Ben and Mia’s boys are a little older now and keeping them busy — busy meaning keeping them from enjoying time alone together. Mia and Ben are determined to get some alone time, but things keep getting in their way. (Wonder what happened to Angie? You’ll find out!) The pair is ready and willing to do anything they need to fulfill their needs for each other.
This novella was short and sweet, but also sinful and sexy. I truly loved being back into Ben and Mia’s relationship. It was also fun to see what their friends were up to. Reading it made me very excited for the next book in the series.
The Hazards of Mistletoe
Series: Hazards, #3.5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Publication Date: November 20, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Holiday, Contemporary Romance
Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever.
Don’t underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.
It’s been a while since I read a book from the Hazards series. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed reading them and what a great job Alyssa Rose Ivy does creating interesting characters and crazy-fun situations. I’m so glad I requested this holiday novella from NetGalley. It was a good way to get into the holiday spirit.
The Hazards of Mistletoe started out strong. I loved the best friends to more aspect of this short story. Savannah and Glen’s attraction for each other was super cute. I thought for sure things were going to go one way. Then, the story took a turn I wasn’t quite expecting. Things didn’t play out the way I expected, but that wasn’t a bad thing. The twist I wasn’t expecting added a whole new dimension to the story. What it did to Savannah and Glen’s relationship added a lot of depth. It showed how well Savannah and Glen fit together.
My one complaint is that I wish this story hadn’t been a novella. The shortness gave this story an insta-love feel when it was really a relationship that developed over time. I also would have loved to read about that year of time the story jumped. I felt like it would have given me a better understanding of Savannah’s attitude when she returned to Colorado. It also would have added more time to Glen’s mission and made everything more believable.
The Hazards of Mistletoe has me wanting to reach for the next book in the series that I still haven’t read. It was such a fun, quick read. I’m really hoping I’ll get to see more of Savannah and Glen in the next book.
Author: Whitney G.
Publication Date: January 27, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I don’t care which city. I don’t care which flight. I just need to get the hell out of here… Paris Weston is tired of all the broken promises her boyfriend has given her over the years. Instead of showing up to their ‘secret’ engagement party, she shows up to the airport—ready and willing to go wherever the next flight is bound. Determined to get away and start again, she’s certain that a week or two away will solve all of her problems. Until she never makes it to her final destination. Until the sexy, dirty-mouthed stranger who sits next to her on the plane changes everything. Until the unintended layover leaves her never wanting to go back home.
This novella by Whitney G. couldn’t have been more perfect! It was delightfully funny, sexy and sweet. I loves Paris and Blake. Things between them were more slow-burn than I expected, but still incredibly hot. And the dialog between them was so witty!
I absolutely loved this novella. The only thing wrong with it was that it ended. 🙁 I wish it would have been a full length novel instead of a novella. I needed more! I want to know what happened next! Can someone please convince Whitney G. to either make this into a full length novel or write a Part 2? I would totally buy it.
Sincerely, Arizona (Sincerely, Carter #1.5) by Whitney Gracia Williams
Publication Date: September 10, 2015
Publisher: WGW Books
Sincerely, Arizona is an epilogue to Sincerely, Carter. It is FREE, but you must read Sincerely, Carter first.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I absolutely loved Sincerely, Carter when I read it a few months ago. It’s another one of those best friends to lovers stories that I adore. Sincerely, Arizona is a continuation of Carter and Arizona’s story and picks up where the first book left off. It was the perfect ending to Carter and Arizona’s story. It was short, but had all the things fans of the first book loved. It’s definitely worth reading if you liked the first book.
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