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Who do you Love?

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The Copper Valley Thrusters Book 5
Pippa Grant
Romance, Sports, Adult,
Bang Laugh Love LLC
(8 April 2021)
five star - Who do you Love?

You know those stories where an adorably misunderstood clumsy girl needs a fake date to a wedding so she asks her brother’s best friend and they accidentally fall in love?

I wish that was the kind of life I lead, but it’s not.

I don’t need a date to a wedding. I need a date to a funeral.

Clumsy sometimes fits, but then, that’s true for all of us, right? But adorable? No. Misunderstood? Nope again. I’m just your average girl, standing in front of a funeral invitation, asking it to be a winning lottery ticket instead.

And I don’t have a brother, or a best friend with a brother available, which means I’m stuck with Tyler Jaeger.

Sure, he’s a professional hockey player who also knows advanced calculus, but let’s say we’re not compatible and leave it at that. I should know. I am a matchmaker.

Not a very good one, but that’s beside the point.

I know a mismatch when I see one.

Still, Tyler’s what I’ve got, and I am not going to this funeral solo, so he’s what I’ll take.

After all—what could go wrong at a funeral?

I love all the Pippa Grant novels. She comes up with great punning titles for her books see list – and also the characters are larger than life with some really outrageous kinks, peculiarities and behaviours. Latest book – I Pucking Love You.

[I Pucking Love You is a hilariously wrong romantic comedy about the world’s worst matchmaker, a hockey player with a problem he doesn’t want to talk about, and an awkward date-of-convenience that everyone would prefer to forget. It comes complete with a cat working his way through his nine lives, all the sexy times, fish and chips, and a swoony happily-ever-after.]

Basically we are all about to find out how smallish town USA goes mad for its hockey and baseball players. Baseball in the summer, and hockey in the winter.

They wear the jerseys and the baseball caps. they have mascots. they have strange behaviours that they believe influence the outcome of the matches. they hero worship. And are in love with their team and all its players, without fail, win or lose. And there are ‘bunnies’ in bars for all the players. And the players make atrocious amounts of money not just for playing but also for being the ‘face of’; and are at the mercy of the management who can trade them to another team if they think they can get enough money for them, or swap them for another player/s who are better. And this can mean moving across country every couple of years.

Many of the guys in these novels are either related to each other, or have been friends since childhood. And the same goes for the women. Which means we also find out something about their back story and how they became the player that they are. In some cases it is quite tragic when we find out for instance why one of the Berger twins doesn’t speak much.

I have read all of these in a Pippa Grant fest – I just went through the catalogue. First the Baseball players and then the Hockey players as the Berger twins interested me. Why were they so big? I never did find out. As it seemed that their parents were normal sized and twins that are extra sized? Were they just as big when they came out of the womb? Or did they just grow into these monstrously tall and muscled bodies over time?

Pippa Grant novels: Master Baker / Hero and Hacktivist / Pilot and the Puck-up / Rockaway Bride / Real Fake Love / Liar Liar Hearts on Fire / Beauty and Beefcake / Hot Heir / Royally Pucked / Flirting with the Frenemy / America’s Geekheart

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Not Beck but Beckham!
 Did he add socks?

Example of how the players made a lot of extra money as Beck has his own underwear range and poses wearing it for the publicity…

Also:Happy Cat (with Lili Valente) / Copper Valley Thrusters / Girl Band / Misfit Brides with Jamie Farrell / The Officers Ex-Wives Club / Bro Code / Bluewater Billionaires /

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Teach me please! Book Review

lessons - Teach me please!  Book Review Lessons in Love.
Belinda Missen.
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Humour
HQ Digital
(11 Jun. 2019)
three star - Teach me please!  Book Review

Eleanor Manning is finally leaving behind her glittering but empty life in the city (and her soon-to-be-ex-husband) to return to the comfort of her childhood home in Apollo Bay. She’s landed a lovely new job and a flatshare with her bubbly best friend, Penny. So yes, she’s well and truly learnt her lesson when it comes to love… But then she meets gorgeous teacher Marcus Blair and Eleanor’s self-imposed rules fly out of the window! Surely she can resist him long enough to keep this fling no strings attached? Fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Colleen Coleman will love Belinda Missen!

This was a free book given to me by the publishers.

It falls neatly into Women’s Fiction with a pair of teachers falling for each other and follows the trope very closely.

The woman coming back to teach after a nasty divorce and finding that there is a very hot sports teacher at her school.

She has her fantasies about what she and the teacher can get up to, and unwittingly shares them to him.. and then he really wants to share them with her!

Nicely written with some humour but very little left to chance or unexpected in the story so downgrades it to a 3 star.

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A duke and always? Book Review

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12 Dukes of Christmas
Erica Ridley
Fiction
Erica Ridley
December 18, 2020
200
four star - A duke and always? Book Review

From a New York Times bestselling author: A forbidden love, opposites attract romp between a meticulously proper duke and an impishly improper spinster in this witty, feel-good romance! This year, the Duke of Nottingvale's Christmastide house party doubles as a bride hunt. The handsome duke seeks a blue-blooded debutante as respectable as he is, and his parlor is brimming with paragons of propriety. Inveterate spinster and unapologetic hoyden Miss Cynthia Louise Finch does not fit the mold. Any mold. Her younger cousin is perfect for the duke! By matchmaking the two, Cynthia will save her favorite cousin from a horrific fate. The only problem? Cynthia has always held a tendre for the duke. And for the first time, she seems to have caught his attention... The Duke of Nottingvale knows his responsibilities: Duty and decorum above all else. A respectable lord would never sneak away for stolen moments with a fearless, audacious minx he cannot make his duchess. He definitely wouldn't kiss her. Or fall in love... The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

Cynthia is a bit of a naughty spinster. She hasn’t waited until marriage as she is convinced that she won’t ever be married and therefore there is no point in waiting. But her affairs are always short and sweet – only at Christmas as that is the only time she is around the Christmas village and has access to suitable people.

This is the 12th book in the 12 books of Xmas series and the one that ties up the final Duke. The duke that holds an annual party for Xmas but never lives in Cressmouth at any other time, and as he is always hosting his party, never finds out what other delights the town has to offer.

Until he meets up with an ‘older’ spinster, who having endured many ‘Seasons’ and not having acquired any interest in marriage from suitors- and in fact rarely even been asked to danced – had decided that she could enjoy her herself in what would be termed scandalous pursuits if she were marriageable. She lures the duke out of his party and into Cressmouth delights, but has a number of accidents with him as she does – including skiing and almost breaking his legs.

This was as always light, stylish and fun to read.

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When Nuns go rogue: Book Review

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(Nun of Your Business Mysteries Book 5)
Dakota Cassidy
Women's fiction, humorous fiction, cosy, women sleuths, fantasy
Independently published
(27 Feb. 2020)
four star - When Nuns go rogue: Book Review

Hello! It's me again, Trixie Lavender and my best demon friend the stoic but adorable Coop.

Things have been going pretty great for us these days. Inkerbelle's Tattoos is doing well financially. Our clientele is growing by the day, and we're about to purchase the guest house we’ve been living in from our dear friend Knuckles.

Finally, we'll have the roots we've so desperately yearned for. Now, if only we could figure out how to get rid of the troublesome demon inside me...

We’ve also been focusing on Coop and her efforts to live her best life. As a newb to Earth, she’s on a quest to experience as much as she possibly can and that includes her latest passion, makeup.

While attending an event for Coop’s favorite beauty guru and online superstar Glitzy Mitzy, we watch in horror as she dies right before our very eyes.

Another good set of books from a great author with lots of human and paranormal going-ons.

5 books so far in this series but as I am binge reading by the time this gets posted I will have completed all 5 but I’m pretty sure that book 5 will have some spoilers so…

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The eyeshadow look Coop tries out.

Here we have an ex-nun turned amateur detective. Her sidekicks are:

A demon – as a gorgeous woman; Coop (who has various surnames in the books and appears to be on the spectrum)

A demon inhabiting an owl; (Winston with an Irish accent)

A demon inhabiting a dog; (Jeff with a Boston accent)

2 tattoo artists

A homeless shelter owner who is an ex-undercover detective

Some homeless people she meets and makes friends with

And occasionally a local detective who is British born and seems to speak with every British known slang – too many in reality, seeing as she has lived in the States since she was 10, British mother or not.

We know by book 4 how she came to have her sidekicks and how Trixie got booted out of the convent but who the demon is that Trixie is so intimately acquainted with and why is left to book 5 – unless there is a book 6 to come – not yet known.

So, these are cosy mysteries with a rather naïve and bumbling detective, lots of twists in the tales, light hearted humour, good style and enough ‘must knows’; ‘more/whys?’ to keep you reading.

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Please don’t read in December: Book Review

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Magical Romantic Comedies: with body count
RJ Blain
Chameleons, Animals, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, fantasy romance
Pen and Page Publishing
November 20, 2018
168
four star - Please don't read in December: Book Review

Thanks to a jealous divine, whenever Chase Butler comes anywhere near Miriah, she turns into a chameleon. While her hopes of having a happily ever with Mr. Right are dashed, she's determined to have the next best thing: a perfect Christmas. Finding a puppy for her son, dodging the unwanted attention of her divine fling of an ex, and keeping on top of a holiday charity drive for local pet shelters sure is complicated when prone to transforming into a twelve-inch lizard with a severe allergy to snowbanks. Since blending in has gotten her nowhere fast, she's going to have to pull out all the stops to get what she wants, even if it lands her on Santa's naughty list. Warning: This holiday story contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.

Spot the Chameleon!

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#10 in the Magical Romantic Comedies with a Body Count. Which series title more or less explains the plot. Yes, these books are funny, there are romances, there is magic, and usually at least one person or more dies. Mostly by foul means or fair.

This is an Xmas themed story but one that will cause many animal lovers to weep tears. It includes a puppy mill; a 3 legged cat; 3 puppies less than 4 weeks old with no mother; a beagle who has never lived out of a cage and a chameleon. The latter is the only ‘animal’ – who isn’t in need of care and attention – except she is in need of a romance, which she duly gets.

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