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Tonight’s Comfort Read

There are just some authors whose words speak to your soul. They reshape your mind and spirit and bring you peace just reading their work. Anissa Garcia is one of those authors for me. She is one of my favorites and tonight’s chosen comfort read. I have re-read this book so many times that I have officially lost count.

I can honestly say that I loved her work before I even met her but now she is a cherished friend. Her way with words and the fluidity with which she writes is quite flawless and are a reflection of the enormous heart and generous nature she possesses. If you haven’t read her books, I highly recommend you give them a try!

About the Book:

Author Grace Clark closed her heart a long time ago, making a promise she’s vowed to keep. Hollywood heartthrob Evan Matthews moves next door and vows to break down the walls she’s built. Grace will not be allured by Evan’s good looks, charisma, wit, and sexy smirk, but she seems to be losing the battle daily. She will do whatever it takes to protect herself from being played, not wanting to fall for his charms, because it’s more than just her pride at stake. Evan is enchanted from the start. Grace is enticing and down to earth, but she is also holding back, and he wants nothing more than to break through that reserve and let her shine. Can Grace risk being around a man who tempts her without compromising the importance of the promise made? Can Evan be patient enough to let Grace break down those walls? Or has the promise kept them from recognizing true love?

Quick Review:

The love story between Evan and Grace is one for the record books….sweet, funny, and sultry. They have great chemistry but more important they connect on a level that screams “intimacy” without shedding a stitch of clothing (although, yes, they eventually do that). These two characters have depth and charm and their banter provides plenty of entertainment. Separately they are extremely well written but together they can move mountains. No matter how many times I read this book, I always feel giddy and glowing afterwards and look forward to the next time I pick it up. A 5 star read for me.

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5 Star Read – Park Avenue Player by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I have to be honest…I’m a little bit in love with authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Sure, separately they are awesome authors but when they write together fireworks go off, volcanoes erupt, parades flood the streets, panties melt….ok, ok, so maybe that is only in my head but still, I’m telling you, it happens every time a new release by this duo comes out and Park Avenue Player was no exception! I’ve been dying for this book and when it released a few days early I was overjoyed! Seriously, first check out this cover……

Isn’t it yummy??? No? That’s doesn’t snag your attention? Well, maybe the blurb will….

It started out like any normal day.

Then the fender bender happened.

The guy I collided with drove an expensive car and was drop-dead gorgeous. Too bad he was also a total jerk. We argued over whose fault it was and any other thing that came out of his condescending mouth.

Eventually, the police came and we went our separate ways. The insurance companies would have to figure things out. I had a job interview to get to anyway—one I was excited about.

Though that excitement changed to disappointment the moment the person interviewing me walked in. The guy from the accident.


Yeah, so I didn’t get the position.

The problem was, I really wanted it. No, I needed it. Anything to get me out of my current career and back into working with kids.

So, even though Hollis LaCroix was as intimidating as he was devastatingly handsome, I went back to see him and begged for a chance.

To my surprise, he gave me a shot taking care of his troubled niece.

At least my attraction to him wouldn’t be able to go anywhere. I wasn’t about to jeopardize my job or the strong bond Hailey and I formed.

But resisting the magnetic pull between us wasn’t that simple. (Then there was our little underwear game—don’t ask.)

We continued to flirt without crossing the line—until it finally happened.

This is the part of the story where we fall in love and live happily ever after, right?

Well, life has a way of throwing some major curveballs.

Ours was one I didn’t see coming. 

Did that work? Well, if the cover and the blurb don’t grab your attention, maybe the fact that I’m telling you this book was A-FREAKING-MAZING will help sway you to one-click right now! I can’t gush and extol its virtues enough! Hollis and Elodie are two of my favorite characters this dynamic duo has ever written and their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive! Their witty banter and flamboyant personalities made this book both swoon-worthy and heart-stopping with lots of fun in between. Hollis is arrogant and ruthless but once he lets down his walls he becomes charming and kind. His approach to handling his niece is both sweet and hilarious. Now Elodie, she is magnificent. Charismatic, funny, and smart she truly is Hollis’s match in every way. Her approach to handling Hailey (his niece and her new charge) was both nurturing and real, causing me to fall further in love with all her goodness! And their “games”? I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard reading a book. Hollis and Elodie know how to “play” a sexy game. Now, the plot twist…..OMG! It was crazy and let me tell you, these two authors know how to throw a curve ball at you, and it’s usually something you can never guess. This was no exception. Emotional, gut-wrenching, and though provoking, Ms. Keeland and Ms. Ward hold nothing back and leave you wanting more with Park Avenue Player! I’m waiting with baited breath for their next release!

Go ahead and one click this bad boy TODAY!!!


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