Right for Me by Cindy Dorminy


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Shelby Williams has never had a boyfriend worthy of her parents’ approval. The ones she dated were either not rich enough, not well bred enough, or just not good enough. Her luck changes when she meets Tommy Edwards. With an IQ of about a billion, a sexy smile, and a personality as sweet as the treats he bakes, he’s a guy even her parents will have to accept.

Between the pressure of graduate school and a needy ex-girlfriend, Tommy Edwards has had enough stress to last a lifetime. But when he meets Shelby, his plans to stay unattached go up in smoke. Shelby makes him laugh, and the passion she stirs in him is hotter than an oven. She’s the only girl he’s ever met who likes him for who he is rather than just for his intelligence.

When Shelby’s parents take a shine to Tommy, she blurts out that they are engaged, even though they’ve only been dating for three weeks. Tommy is furious, but before she can set everyone straight, both families go into full-blown nuptial mode, including hiring a wedding planner and shopping for a dress. Tommy and Shelby need to figure out how to tell their families the engagement was fake without ruining what’s real.


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Title: Right for Me
Author: Cindy Dorminy
Series: Unknown Series, Book 2
Pages: 291
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
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The premise of this book sounds right up my street - a cute, sweet and quirky romance that sounds like it’ll be full of laughter and likeable characters. Sadly, for some reason I just didn’t connect with the book almost from the first.

Our book kicks off right in the middle of a drama between one of Shelby’s friends and something to do with a secret baby. I now realise that this book is the second in a series and it slightly overlaps the end of the first book in the series (Left Hanging). Each book does stand alone, though - as you’re just given a tease of what’s happening with the couple from the first book throughout this one.

At first I thought that this was a young or new adult novel - and having enjoyed many of this genre recently, I wasn’t mad. Finding out that it was not, actually threw me for a loop. These people were supposed to be fully formed adults? I definitely got a young, juvenile vibe, particularly from our couple and the situations they put themselves in. It didn’t gel with me.

Now back to our main couple, Tommy and Shelby. They meet on practically the first page and have this instant connection that leads to Shelby ditching her friend Darla during what has to be one of the toughest moments of her life. Not good vibes for our heroine. Chicks before dicks, girl! And even then, the insta-connection felt a bit forced. They’re kissing almost immediately and I have to admit I felt nothing except a little turned off. We learnt so much information that I tried to understand what was important and relevant and the next thing they’re kissing. And then Tommy’s on some forced celibacy because of some girl from his past and then they’re having sex, but they're not really sure about each other, fake engaged, meeting the parents…

…I think that was my main complaint about this book. The writing is good and I could almost feel the author’s excitement about getting this story on the paper. However, I just felt there was too much information. I wanted the info dump pared back to just the relevant details and to get a little more understanding of why people were acting like they were. A bit more show and a little less tell, I suppose. Or perhaps just a simpler, more streamlined story without all that superfluous detail.

The book is a little under 300 pages so it’s an easily readable length. There are 42 chapters which may sound like a lot but they are short - and for the most part switch between the viewpoints of Shelby and Tommy. We’re in first person, present tense for this book.

As you can tell, this book just wasn’t for me. There were definitely good elements but in the end I found myself only reading barely a chapter a day and eventually skim reading just to get to the end. Having read the other reviews, the majority of people loved this story so perhaps I’m just extra grumpy this week! Not a book for me, but many have loved it so if it sounds like something you’ll love, give it a go.




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Cindy Dorminy grew up on a steady diet of popcorn (the kind you pop in a sauce pan), Tab (pre-Diet Coke), and movies for teenagers. She can't let a day go by without quoting a line from one of her favorite films, so quirky dialogue is a must in her stories. When she's not at her research coordinator day job, Cindy is writing funny love stories, walking her dog, or slinging iron the old-fashioned way.

She shares her house with her musician husband and her awesome daughter. Cindy is a member of Romance Writers of America and Music City Romance Writers. She resides in Nashville, TN, where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.



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Oopsie Daisy by Iris Morland



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My professor gave me my first D.

Now my next assignment is due…in nine months.

You know when you meet your new professor, and he ends up being the same man you had a one-night stand with three months ago?

Okay, maybe not. Let me explain.

I hadn’t intended to sleep with my professor. I might be known as the impulsive, prankster daugh-ter in my family, but I’m not insane. I just wanted to have some fun in Ireland at my sister’s wed-ding, and maybe lose my virginity, too.

When I met Lochlann Gallagher at a pub one night, I couldn’t resist him. He was hot, Irish, and en-tirely set on seducing me. One unforgettable night under the sheets with him, and my V-card went up in smoke.

Well, that night had one itty bitty consequence because Lochlann totally made my eggo preggo.

And if this story isn’t crazy enough, Lochlann is not just my baby daddy: he’s now my professor and my advisor for grad school.

Somehow we have to figure out a way not to reveal this rapidly gestating secret while re-sisting the explosive attraction between us.

Except there’s just one more complication to this story: I think I’m totally falling for my baby daddy.

Oopsie daisy.

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Title: Oopsie Daisy
Author: Iris Morland
Series: The Flower Shop Sisters Book 3
Pages: tbc
Genre(s): Contemporary, US, Rom Com
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This is the third - and presumably last - book in Morland’s Flower Shop Sisters series (after Petal Plucker and He Loves Me, He Loves me Not) yet it does stand alone. Mari and Dani - the heroines from the first two books - do appear in this one alongside their now husbands, but you really don’t have to have read the first two books to understand this one.

I was keen to read the last sister (Kate)’s book to round out the series. And that’s despite my trepidation whenever there’s a character from the British Isles in an American book - especially Scotland or, as in this book, Ireland. Luckily it wasn’t too cringe - although there was the obligatory attempts to write like American’s hear the Irish accent and random words the Irish say plonked into sentences. But hey…

Ms Morland writes a really engaging story - managing to mix descriptions and dialogue with fun, everyday internal thoughts of the characters, meaning you get to know them - and understand them - quickly and well. You never get bored with her stories and the pages practically turn themselves.

The story premise is something new and interesting - and I suppose a little taboo. Professor inadvertently knocking up his student. It was a fun idea and I was interested to see how it would play out.

And I suppose that’s where the book fell down for me. Lochlann treated Kate like something he was ashamed of and their relationship one that he didn’t want anyone else to know of - despite continuing to be with her when he decided he wanted her.

Plus, a simple conversation with his bosses once he was made aware of the pregnancy situation would have taken away ALL the conflict in the book. For all that Kate was made to be the immature one (and don’t get me wrong, she was quite immature even up to and including the end) Lochlann certainly didn’t act much like a grown up either. It made me feel uncomfortable and I got an icky feeling at many points during the book.

There was sex in the book. I like sex in books. However, when you pair things like talking about boob sweat with Lochlann then going to town on her breasts - it really takes the sexy out of those scenes for me.

I’m not going to lie, I considered giving this book 3 stars - but the writing and storytelling really do elevate it above that. I didn’t fall in love with the characters or the story, but I would still recommend this to anyone looking to round out the Flower Shop series or fans of Ms Morland. 4 stars from me.





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A coffee addict and cat lover, Iris Morland is the author of over a dozen sexy, small-town romances and romantic comedies. If she's not reading or writing, she enjoys binging on Netflix shows and cooking something delicious.



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I know there are new covers for the first two books (that match the third) but the originals are soooo much cuter than the new ones so I'll keep the old covers!












 

COVER REVEAL: Royally Yours by Emma Chase






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Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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Title: Royally Yours
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally Series
Pages: 232
Genre(s): Contemporary, US
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New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romance novels known for their clever banter, emotional, and sexy, swoonworthy moments. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages around the world.

Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two spirited children, and two adorable, but badly behaved, dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.


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