Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Clean Slate by Lan LLP

Clean Slate
By Lan LLP
Published: September 30, 2016
Genre: Adult fiction, Contemporary romance


It started as a mother’s dying wish…

CEO James “Max” Reid is a confident, self-made billionaire who thoroughly enjoys the fruits of his labor and success. The world sees him as a materialistic asshole, but not his ailing mother. She knows there’s much more to her son than his arrogant fa├žade. Desperate to help Max discover who he truly is, she persuades him to make her an unbreakable promise. “Give from your heart, not your wallet.” He has no choice, but to fulfill her dying wish.

It started as a family’s aspiration…

Emilia Vitalia Young is the girl-next-door people can’t help but fall in love with. She comes from a family that believes happiness comes from putting others first. When an unexpected tragedy strikes, Emilia is left with an incurable heart, her family business, and a large inheritance. Being the sole survivor, she takes it upon herself to keep her family’s aspiration alive.

What happens when fate gives them a clean slate?

Encountering Max at an orphanage in Vietnam changes the course of both their lives. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Emilia errs on the side of caution, fearing more heartbreak would destroy her completely. With a clean slate, it’s up to Max to put someone else before his own needs and desires. Can these two broken souls find a way to repair their damaged hearts?

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J&M's Review:

I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of Clean Slate from Lan LLP. I was so excited to read this just from seeing the cover photo. The protagonist Emelia is beautiful and our Alpha-male Max is swoon worthy- gorgeous! I appreciate how Lan immediately shows us her vision for each one of her characters in all the books she’s written. It makes it so easy for me to dive in to the story with a picture of the characters already in my head.

Right off the bat, I was impressed! I was super attracted to Emelia Young’s witty personality. She's beautiful, kind, generous, smart and funny. The relationship & banter she has with her family and friends were so relatable to me. I absolutely adored her!

Maxwell Reid, CEO, he is your typical Alpha-male. Enjoying his uncommitted life, money, and business. That is until he made a promise to his dying mother to open up his heart and offer himself for a worthy cause. After leaving his mother he rear-ended Emelia. She didn’t react as most people would, instead she offered him sympathy when he obviously was in the wrong. She then left without giving a name or number. She made such an impression on Max he couldn’t get her out of his mind for months.

The passage in the book gives so much meaning to our characters.
“When ever I have a shitty day, wipe it clean, scrap it, and do it all over with a new chalk color and clean slate”. For all their loss and struggles in life and relationship, Emelia and Max did just that.

This book was fun & makes a good read. Emelia and Max relationship flowed so easily. Their wasn’t much drama that the characters didn’t understand and figured themselves out. As much as I love all the heartbreak and drama, this story gave the easy-going love and relationship which is definitely a good change for me. Now I’m sad that their story has ended, I was hoping for a release of a 2nd & 3rd book.

(*I was given this ARC to read for an honest review*)

Connect with Lan LLP

By profession, she’s technical and structured, but by choice, she enjoys being creative and spontaneous. Writing gives her the freedom to be whatever or wherever she wants to be as her mind takes her on adventures as far as her imagination can reach. When she’s not off on one of her writing journeys, her time is split among her two adorable little girls, her supportive husband, family, friends and an extremely rewarding job of caring for cancer patients.


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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield *RELEASE DAY*

Until We Collide
By Charlotte Fallowfield
Published: February 21, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy


What do you do when the guy you’re in love with is seeing someone else?

That’s the dilemma facing Paige Taylor. All of her life she’s only ever had eyes for the gorgeous Alec Wright, but despite their undeniable chemistry, their timing has always been off. Fast approaching her thirtieth birthday, Paige despairs of ever finding love and a happy ever after. Her best friend Poppie tells her that she can either watch life pass her by, or grab it with both hands. She convinces Paige to throw herself back into the dating pool, or she could be waiting for Alec forever.

What Paige didn’t expect was the catalogue of dating disasters to follow. A neck brace, jelly fish, stitches, flashing and an encounter with a gorilla were some of the most memorable. Despite some downright hilarious, humiliating and cringe worthy dates, her biological clock is ticking and Paige is determined to keep trying until she finds the one.

Was Alec Wright always her Mr. Right, or is he still out there waiting to be found?

Join Paige in her quest to find the ultimate prize. Love.

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J&M's review:

Until We Collide by Charlotte Fallowfield is every romantic comedy readers fantasy. From the beginning through the end I was captured by the humor and characters this book had to offer. Let’s just say I pulled an all nighter. This was one of those page-turning, one more chapter type of books. I found myself laughing out loud more times than I can count.

Paige Taylor (our protagonist/heroine) is beautiful with curves to match old Hollywood Marilyn Monroe’s, she’s a bit clumsy and full of personality. Paige has been swooning over Alec Wright since she was 17yrs old. Despite making a fool out of herself Paige realized her dreams of dating Alec would never happen. Not only was he 4 years older than her, Alec also had a girlfriend.

Forward to a year later, Alec broken up with his girlfriend surprised Paige and took her to a ball. They had an amazing night getting to know one another. Alec even claimed Paige has his girlfriend. Everything between them seemed too good to be true and it was. That weekend Paige had an opportunity of a lifetime to Nanny in the Caribbeans for 3 years and with Alec moving to London for his job offer as a photographer their relationship ended before it could even start.

Over a span of 14 years Alec and Paige find themselves bumping in to one another but were never destined to be with each other. Either one of them would be dating someone else or the timing was not right. It made me antsy to see their love slip through their fingers over and over, the heartbreak!

Besides her love for Alec, we see Paige move to London after her return from the Caribbean. Her new adventure as an adult and super model career. Paige dating and trying out relationships to get over Alec. Her relationship with her best friend Poppie is worthy of the hashtag #friendshipgoals. Everything about the two of them made me laugh out loud.

I was so bummed out once the book ended. I was definitely longing for more scenes with Alec and Paige and their love and relationship.

With that being said, this was such a fun read from Charlotte and as an author she never disappoints! You all know how much I adore and enjoy her alter-ego C.J. Fallowfield erotic books/novels.I can never get enough her books! As a reader, book blogger and fan of hers... Thank you for the stories, never stop writing Charlotte!

(*I was given this ARC to read for an honest review*)

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Email Address cjfauthor@btinternet.com

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