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Love – Who’s Lucky?

Unlucky in Love Book Cover Unlucky in Love
A.J. Renee
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
AJ Renee
January 30th 2019

Lucky in Love.

That’s the name of the dating app I picked, hoping to find Mr. Better Than Average so I can hold off planning my future as a cat lady.

I’ve been distracted eyeballing a tall, dark, and handsome Latin hottie who works in the library with me. He is way out of my league, and a woman has needs if you know what I mean.

Finding a man shouldn’t be hard when all I have to do is swipe left or right. It’ll weed out the slimy men who have Bad Date written all over them.

Yeah, I’m learning quickly that I’m rather unlucky in love after all. The men I pick need warning labels, kissing lessons, and a good talking-to about manners.

Should I throw in the towel, or will this series of bad dates be exactly what I need to win Mr. Right?

A millenial love story? Or why dating apps cause havoc.. or provide you with bad dates or with males that are on the app for really good reasons! Beware.

So this a romantic story of finding love in your workplace – which is where most people used to find their partners before apps came along. And how getting to know someone slowly works better than the instant date from an app.

An adult theme about romance and dates with explicit scenes but very much in the milieu/trope.

I thought it quite sweet with some fun aspects, and the bad dates remind me of some that I had when young – the paintballing for me was pot-holing… even when I told him I was claustrophobic he didn’t believe it until I had hysterics deep in the ground! And as he was the pot-holing club leader it proved very embarrassing for him to have to bring up to the surface.. And then there was the Indian guy who insisted on showing me his wool vest and also insisted that all English girls had sex on the first date. I proved him very wrong.. Oh the bad dates we women have all had…

Author Spotlight

AJ Renee is the author behind the St. Fleur series, Beauty Unmasked, Winter’s Surprise, Surviving Paris, and Finding Love at the Falls…. She’s a military wife and mother to three young girls. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology while working at the library.

She loves to write steamy romance with suspense and a happily ever after. When she isn’t writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading. AJ enjoys traveling, researching family history, and all things New Orleans.

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Just Who?

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(Stalker, #1)

Megan Mitcham

Adult, Psychological Thriller, Romance

MM Publishing LLC

October 2nd 2018

A billionaire in high heels. A relentless stalker. A chance rooftop meeting. Her choices could send everything crashing down.

Billionaire Larkin Ashford is fiercely independent, but even she has to admit her fashion empire was built on the backs of brides. When her company has the opportunity to go public, her board of directors won’t pull the trigger unless she settles down. A series of threatening messages aren’t making her decision any easier. As she retreats to her rooftop hideaway to clear her head, she finds herself imprisoned in the strong arms of a mysterious man who thinks she was about to jump.

Despite her friends’ warnings that her wannabe savior could be her stalker, she can’t get his body off her mind. Determined to find the truth, she searches the city for her mystery man and discovers a dark secret that could bring everything she’s worked for crashing down. With her empire in danger, she’ll have to uncover the truth before her fortune and her life zero out.

Who is the first standalone novel in a pulse-pounding psychological thriller series. If you like headstrong women, steamy chemistry, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Megan Mitcham’s high-rise romantic thriller.

To be honest I had some issues with this book, but I did finish it.

  1. The introductory paragraphs, I found very confusing and didn’t get what was happening until a few pages in.
  2.  Tarin. You don’t take people onto your Board without thoroughly checking them out. You need to have them recommended or vetted in some way. Their word is not just enough. You would look into their work history, their financial records etc.
  3. To list on the stock exchange – ie going from being private to a public company with open purchasing of shares etc., you need to have an investment banker to do the work for you.  there is no mention of that in the story. They undertake Due Diligence of the numbers and people involved – ie Tarin again.
  4. Lucas was too obvious as the person with the flowers and the letters right form the start. He was creepy and too interested in them. I would have sacked him as soon as I finished my affair with him, as it clearly wouldn’t work him still being in such a prime role and doing a rubbish job. he should have followed up with the florists etc etc
  5. I also found Larkin to be 2-dimensional.  She never gelled for me as a person.
  6. The IT manager was way out of line and should have been sacked. Larkin’s response was feeble and would have been seen as that by him and his staff.
  7. The IT manager would never stoop to learning a new language for a project. He would either send one of the staff on a course, or hired in a specialist. (I’ve worked in IT).
  8. And finally. Her father. Any father who comes in 2 days after I have been nearly burnt to death asking for my will would get cut out of my life completely. His excuse was pathetic and not acceptable. This didn’t ring true for Larkin to forgive him.

So having listed all the above.  I’m now downgrading my stars to 2. I did finish the book.

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Megan Mitcham was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi.

She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.In 2009 Megan fell in love with books.

Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Goodreads. For news, giveaways, and exclusive offers sign up for her newsletter at!

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Innocence meets Protector

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The Southern Gentleman: Protective Instinct

Dominant Heroes Collection)

Sweden Reese

romance, contemporary, women's fiction, BDSM

Lens Flare Media Group

(3 Sept. 2016)

ENTER THE GLAM WORLD of a crisis management agency specializing in celebrity scandal and political intrigue… (Book 1 of 2)

Sex. Politics. Scandal.

When a shadowy group intent on stealing the U.S. presidential election targets a leading candidate’s daughter, jaded professional fixer Nolan Jackson is hired to safely escort her across the country to a star-studded Election Eve event. There's only one problem: She’s ditched the campaign and disappeared… A southern gentleman who likes fast cars, deadly weapons and total control, Nolan is used to winning at all costs. Except in love. Yet, he’ll soon find himself irresistibly drawn to the candidate’s beautiful, naïve daughter.

Sheltered heiress Lola Randall has always played it safe. Now she’s gone rogue. After escaping the media spotlight and her overbearing parents, the last thing she needs in her life is an alpha male. But when Nolan shows her how good it can feel to relinquish control, she begins to secretly crave his domination. Now, she must choose between her independence and falling in love. Because Nolan is determined to win her heart and nail the bad guys before the opposition finds a way to steal the White House.

Erotic romantic suspense series for mature audiences

At least you are warned that there is a cliff hanger before you start reading this book!

The truly truly Innocent meets an alpha BDSM – Oh and yes, she is naturally submissive – as so many Southern Gals are(!) – under her mother’s thumb but with enough spark to attempt to break free.

So a book for the very adult reader.

A 3 for me but if BDSM is your thing you might give it more.

I didn’t bother to resolve the cliff-hanger – I’m sure it all works out well in the end!

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