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FINDING MR. WRONG by A.M. MADDEN & JOANNE SCHWEHM :: REVIEW

Standalone in series – sexy romance with comedy

SYNOPSIS

Here s a tip: never trust a jackass in preppy clothing.

The phrase trust me should have been my first clue to hightail it out the door, but hindsight is always 20/20.

So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn t see, but whose voice made my pants tighten and not around my ankles.

Before I knew what was happening, I’d signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for forty-two days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn t be so bad.

I ve always been a levelheaded guy. I am a successful, smart, and shrewd business man. But that was when I was listening to the head above my shoulders. Once the blood traveled south, I always ran into trouble.

She called me Mr. Wrong, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: lust always trumps logic.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 Stars 

“Please don’t make me regret picking you.”

Imagine you’ve just you’ve just caught your boyfriend/boss cheating on you, you’ve lost your job, your parents are about to lose their home and livelihood. What if you were given the opportunity to spend six weeks on a beautiful Island, no internet, mobile phones or outside communication and you get to spend it with a stranger you choose through an invisible screen? Think Blind Date meets Married at First Sight and you have a rough idea of what Brae is up to in Finding Mr. Wrong.

Fate rears its head for Brae when she is invited to be the lady in question for a dating site experiment where strangers will vie for the chance to spend time with Brae on the exotic, St Johns Island. The premise being; they spend six weeks together, complete assigned tasks, marry and stay together a year and if successful they gain a nice windfall. It’s an offer too good to pass up for Brae.

“What does it say?”
“It says I need to pleasure you.”
“No, it doesn’t. You’re such an ass. It doesn’t say pleasure me. It says you need to please me.”
“Meh, same difference.”

Jude Soren is the cocky, successful sexy Swede who, thanks to his pranking mate, Kyle is one of the guys railroaded into being up for selection on the show but he isn’t interested and answers Brae’s questions in a blunt, dirty and arrogant way to turn her off. But here’s the thing….Brae isn’t looking for love or a long term commitment, she just wants the money, and so…sight unseen she picks Jude.

‘Jude Soren was every woman’s dream. Wow, did he have them fooled. My guess would be he didn’t stick around long after he got what he wanted to find out whether he was, in fact, a dream, or a nightmare. ‘

Hmmm we think we would have picked him too. His answers made us hot and bothered! We’d be more than happy to be left on an Island for 6 weeks with Jude, the sexy, sinful Swede! Mmm mmm.

“I’m an open book. Nothing is taboo.”
“Okay, why the graduated star tattoos?”
“Because the ‘biggest star’ is behind my zipper.”
“Can you be serious?”
“I am serious.”

And…so the fun begins!  A lot can happen in six weeks! Can the relationship phobic, man about town, Jude melt the heart of the cynical Brae? Can she change his tarting ways? Will he forgive his friends for putting them up to this? Did she make the right/wrong decision? Oh well, it’s only a year…she can handle it…can’t she?

‘What was it about this man that made him get under my skin?’

We do love an enemies to lover’s story, and if you’re looking for a steamy, entertaining and fun easy read, you can’t go wrong with Finding Mr Wrong. No pun intended. There’s lots of light-hearted banter between Jude and his mates, and Brae and her girlfriends. The chemistry between Brae and Jude sizzles and the writing between these authors is absolutely seamless, it’s a collaboration that works very well, in fact, we couldn’t tell it was penned by two authors. This is the perfect sexy weekend read.

Now bring on the sweet, sexy Italian and the caddish Canadian…yep, we’re really looking forward to Luca and Kyle’s stories when they release in the future! It’ll be fun to watch these guys fall in love!

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HOSTILE WORKPLACE (A Breaking The Rules Novel) by A.M. MADDEN :: REVIEW

Standalone in a series. Emotional romance with a comedic bite.


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SYNOPSIS
Sam Stanton knows these simple facts:
~ He is a great catch—successful, smart, gorgeous…but the wrong woman caught him.
~ He has the perfect girl who is madly in love with him.
~ He wasted six years of his life by playing it safe.
~ He is damn good at his job and intends to keep climbing the ladder.
~ He can’t get her off his mind or out of his heart—no matter how hard he tries.

But, what he doesn’t know is just as important:
~ Will he ever really move on and forget how badly she broke his heart?
~ Should he settle for a sure thing, even knowing it’s the wrong thing?
~ Can he give up his career for a chance at happiness?
~ Does he correct one mistake with another?
~ What would he do if she were to return?

Confused yet? Welcome to Sam Stanton’s life.

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*Spoiler Free Review* by Gitte & Jenny

“I hope you don’t waste your life chasing a ghost, Sam.”

Hostile Workplace is a romantic, angsty and funny second chance romance. Mostly told in the hero’s POV we both hated and loved him but mostly we just felt so bloody sorry for him. He’s an infuriating cock but he does have a huge heart that belongs to his past, leaving him unable to find peace and true love in the present. Every relationship is a struggle and mostly his life is a perfected habit. He comes across sullen and disrespectful yet this façade hides a broken heart, loneliness and a sense of loss. Sam is actually a bloody decent bloke who’s still confused about a part of his life which is playing into the present.

‘She killed everything we could have been. She stopped the wonderful.’

Routine and habit is an easy slot to fall into and it takes one hell of a shock to the system to rouse yourself out of it. Sam makes a discovery that makes him question everything and when a familiar face from the past rears it’s beautiful and much loved face he embarks on a journey full of truth finding and revelations that’ll shock him to the core.

“Then you don’t understand what I went through. No matter what I said, the one person on earth who always had my back, whom I loved more than anything on this fucking planet, who always believed in me suddenly didn’t. And there was nothing I could do about it.”

There’s so much anger, hostility and resentment in this story it needed the laughs and romance to balance it out and mostly it had those elements. Reading Hostile Workplace was like unravelling a mystery through snippets from the past as well as through friends and family accounts. It’s amazing what can grow from insecurities and small misunderstandings. This story and A.M. Madden’s fabulous storytelling made for one of those perfect easy reads on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Well that’s just what it was for us and we enjoyed every minute of it.

‘I knew the moment we saw each other again, we’d fix everything that was broken.’

4 stars.


Marco and Rebecca’s story, LOVE ON THE HORIZON 

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A feelgood contemporary romance.

SYNOPSIS
Love isn’t always smooth sailing.

Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny.

Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he’s ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.

Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?

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