Fun reads and the Alpha male

I’ve been waiting forever for Julie James’s book, It Happened One Wedding and it did not disappoint. This book was entirely too much fun and so well-written with the witty dialogue, it left me in a feel-good coma. 18136549 5-star-rating What a way to yank me out of a reading slump! If you are looking for a gritty book, this is not it. If you are looking for a hero with a dark past that can’t get into a relationship, this is not it. If you are looking for an angsty read caused by stupid miscommunication, this is not it. The plot of “It happened one wedding” is nothing new—a player not looking for a long-term relationship and a woman who had been burned by a past relationship and is hell-bent on looking for Mr. Right—however, the author’s flawless writing and her knack for witty banter will guarantee you an easy read that will have you grinning from ear-to-ear until your jaw hurts. I should know . . . that’s what happened to me. 🙂
There was a point when Sidney and Vaughn frustrated me, I mean I wanted to scream into my e-Reader and say “Are you two so freaking blind? You’re made for each other!” But thankfully, Ms. James wrapped it up in a way that made me believe how the characters finally realized what they were feeling. 
For those looking for a steamy read, this doesn’t have pages and pages of explicit sex scenes, which in most books I tend to skim by the third one, but I assure you Sidney and Vaughn’s verbal sparring makes for some awesome foreplay. 😀

What I also loved was the ribbing from Cade and Huxley—looks like the table has turned on Vaughn. 

Okay, I’m grinning from ear to ear again. If you want a classic, fun read, with some light angst, great writing, smart characters … don’t waste a second and pick this up now. 🙂

 

This other book is by a new to me author, A. P. Jensen. I came upon a free book of hers, which I liked, but the ending could have been better. So I went looking for her other books because I liked her style of no-fluff and her heroes were quite alpha. I nearly didn’t read Hell on Heels Christmas because the cover screamed chick-lit not really romance. Boy was I wrong. Fun characters, and if you like an alpha male caveman, you gotta take a load of Brooks, you won’t be disappointed. Now this book is quirky and clean . . . yes, I did a count of the F-word, nada, nil, zero . . . and the cock count was 1. Don’t let that deter you, I say if an author can avoid those words and still write strong engaging dialogue, she’s got real talent.  18996004 5-star-ratingI was pleasantly surprised when I came upon this author’s books yesterday. This is the fourth book I’ve read. I like her writing style, not much fluff, so I never have to skim.
Hell on Heels is a fun, engaging read involving interesting characters. Regan and Brooks were always that couple. However, when Brooks proposed when she was nineteen, she was struck with panic. She wasn’t ready to settle down and had that wanderlust gene in her so she said no. Fast-forward 10 years—is she ready to settle down?
I wasn’t expecting the no-prisoners, caveman, throw-over-the-shoulder alpha that was Brooks. After all, he did let the girl get away in the first place. Boy was I jumping with glee. With a girl as spunky as Regan—she had a reputation as a hell raiser, known as having a mean right hook—only a guy like Brooks can tame her and pin her down and this time he has no intention of letting her get away. Let the pursuit begin. 🙂
There are also her exes—a rockstar and a French photographer who remain her best friends, and an ex-fiance douche bag billionaire, so we do have fodder for some ear-smoking jealous, fist-clenching, claim-my-woman scenarios. 😉

I really can’t wait for more from this author. I realized I should have read this first before Songwriter, rock star Johnny was also in that one so I’m wondering if he’s getting a book, or he’ll be forever the reason all the main guys get jealous. 🙂

About Victoria Paige

Author, Fire and Ice
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