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Fall Guy – by Liz Reinhardt

SYNOPSIS

Evan Lennox is going nowhere fast. She’s living with her grandparents after her parents bailed on her, she got kicked out of her posh private school, her ex-boyfriend proved to be the biggest sleaze imaginable, her former best friend is a back-stabber, and her current best friend is stuck in backwoods NJ. To top it all off, one teeny, tiny fire she lit to burn some memories of her ex goes a little out of control and winds up igniting a good piece of a very powerful family’s pecan orchard.

Evan lands her pampered behind in court and gets sentenced to community service. Which she knows she deserves. But the hard labor and humiliation may be her undoing.

Until she meets Winchester Youngblood on the site.

Everything about him is tricky, confusing, not at all what it seems, and so sexy, Evan can’t resist pulling closer. But every step she takes to get to know him gives her more of a reason to back up and put him as far out of life as she possibly can. Because Winch is one hundred percent complicated, and Evan isn’t looking for that. At all. She needs to meet a nice, responsible guy, not share searing kisses with the charming hustler she met after they both got sentenced in court.

But Winch is so much more than what he seems, and Evan finds out that she’s falling hard for the guy everyone underestimates and writes off. And Winch realizes that Evan is the one person who’s ever challenged him to ask for more out of his life, and her courage inspires him to try to be the person she sees when she looks at him. With every single odd stacked against them, Evan and Winch need to find out whether they have what it takes to fall for each other. 

FALL GUY is available to purchase below
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4 stars

 Sexy & Addictive – Fall Guy is another fabulous book by Liz Reinhardt; a spinoff from Liz’s Brenna Blixen series (Slow Twitch) featuring Evan Lennox, the strong willed, sweet and  endearing best friend of Brenna.

Fall Guy can absolutely be read as stand-alone…though I’m a stickler for reading in order and when it comes to a spin off I like to know all I can about this character prior to reading. So if you are like me, I would read the Brenna Blixen series, which is amazingly good, first, so that you can meet Evan in the 3rd book.

Evan is fun loving and bold.  Winchester is smooth, cocky but very complicated.  I loved them both.

Evan is a force of nature in the sense that she grabs life by the balls. She will let nothing get in her way to achieve what she wants which is fun and ultimately love. However, she may come across strong, which she is to a certain extent, but she also has an adorable vulnerability.

Winch has a tough family life and it gets in the way of living his own. He has a very misplaced sense of duty and responsibility for his family which means he can’t follow his heart. And what a heart this guy has. It is huge. Winch is amazing.

Their journey is an emotional roller coaster. At times I thought just get on with it already. But they needed to figure themselves out and confidently stand for what they believed in and each other.

I loved hearing the voices of both Evan and Winch. It made me connect with both and understand their actions, behaviour and character growth.

Fall Guy has great characters and all the necessary emotional angst and romance for a great read!

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Lengths by Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt

SYNOPSIS
Nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad leaves her conservative Pennsylvania home for sunny California, looking for independence, a fresh start, and a place to stash her grief. She promptly finds a job at a tattoo parlor, a craptastic first apartment, and one friend—Ryan—who is a little less friend, a little more benefits. 

Deo Beckett is a soulful surfer with a passion for tattoos and beautiful women. On the eve of his twenty-second birthday, he finds himself living with his grandfather, recently unemployed, and seriously adrift. He doesn’t know much about what he wants out of life, but he does know his current situation isn’t cutting it. 

When Deo meets Whit, she’s all sexy makeup and fierce, smart-ass fun. It doesn’t take him long to see past her tough shell. And when he gets a good look at what’s under all the superficial stuff that usually gets his attention, it leaves Deo wondering if there might be more to life than living fast and free. 

Too bad Whit has a past she doesn’t plan on sharing—no matter how hot Deo is. She might want him, but she knows better than to let her guard down. 

Deo falls for Whit, and falls hard. But everything about her, down to that mysterious tattoo and the way she thrashes in her sleep, tells him that the girl he loves is hiding something. And the more he pushes for answers, the more Whit pulls away. 

Having your guard up is one thing, but are the lengths Whit goes to to protect her secret worth throwing away the second chance she has at happiness with Deo? 

LENGTHS is available to purchase below
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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

4 Stars

Gitte:      I really enjoyed the story of Deo & Whit. It was fast paced and well written. I loved the messages too; that you cannot take anything for granted, you have to live your life and never let your past dictate your future. Also, never to stop living because you feel guilt from the loss of a lost one, ultimately they would want you to continue living with passion.

Jenny:    I loved it too GG, and agree with everything you said.  I thought the message in the book was spot on and I really felt it.

Gitte:      Ok so my thoughts on Deo; a funny and cocky bad boy surfer dude who is incredibly romantic and sensitive! He is at a crossroad in his life and has to make a life changing decision if he wants the girl of his dreams to choose him. I felt like we got to know Deo, understand him, his actions and issues. His POV was very strong and well written, he was pretty amazing! More than once his one liners had me laughing out loud. Deo’s relationship with his Mum and Grandfather was fab, it was not only funny but respectful, I loved it (and I loved the grandfather, he had me in stitches!).

Jenny:      I loved Deo and I loved his POV.  I have to be honest, the laid back “she’ll be right” surfer dude attitude and humour of Deo reminded me of my son.  True!  I loved Deo.  I loved his little idiosyncrasies and thought the authors nailed it for a guy that age! I really connected with him and his fierceness in the way he loved!  The interaction with his Grandad was just priceless and added so much to the book.  Deo and his Mum cracked me up.  Ha! Who knew there were so many different analogies for saying how to have sex.  That cracked me up! Loved it.

Gitte;      Then we have Whit; Whit came across quite tough, edgy and determined. She has a lot of guilt from her past which prevents her from living the life she ultimately wants and needs. She is unable to move on and be truly happy. The walls she has erected around herself made it very hard for me to fully understand her in the beginning. I would have liked her past to be explored more to fully connect with her. Yes, I totally got her emotional distress at what happened to her and how it shaped her actions, however, I wanted to know more of who Whit ultimately was. Once she opened up her heart to Deo (bless this gorgeous boy!!) she came across as sweet and lovable.

Jenny:      I did really like Whit.  She was dealing with a lot of emotional baggage for 19 and I could understand why she would put up the walls she did.  Yes, I did feel like I could shake her sometimes, but then I would remember her age and feel sad for her that for her that she felt she had to take all that responsibility on her shoulders when she shouldn’t have, but I got her.  In saying that, I did feel sorry for Deo because of her.  She certainly put him through the wringer and he was at a total loss with her at times.

Gitte:       What else did I love about this book: I absolutely loved the secondary characters like the Grandfather and Deo’s Mum. Their interactions and dynamics were so well written and had me laughing yet also thinking I wanted to be part of this fabulously crazy family!
Overall I thought Lengths was a funny, sweet and sexy read and I can really recommend it!

Jenny:     I really did love this story and  absolutely loved the dual POV’s.  I thought they worked really well.  It had everything for me.  Family connections, two young people finding a way to cope and deal with feelings that they maybe weren’t prepared for.  Humour, emotion, angst and it had a message about loving, living and moving on that I really felt connected to.   I love that Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt moved into the mature realm for this book because the sex scenes really helped you connect and you could really feel the chemistry between Deo and Whit.  I can’t wait for more from these two authors. Lengths was a really enjoyable read for me and I have no hesitation in recommending it!

 

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Slow Twitch (Brenna Blixen Series) by Liz Reinhardt

SYNOPSIS

Liz Reinhardt’s mature YA Brenna Blixen series is now available in a single volume. Brenna explores the ups and downs of young love with loyal and determined Jake Kelly and lovable badass Saxon Maclean at her side.

This bundle includes the following:

Double Clutch

What happens when you fall for the perfect guy…twice…in one day?

Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she’s back in the States, she’s determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance. 

What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once. 

The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus.

But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn’t know why he can’t get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake’s sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be darker and more complex than Brenna is willing to deal with. 

Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies…and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes.

Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school’s rising punk band, keeping up her grades in classes split between academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about without juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once. 

She has to make a choice, but how is she supposed to do that when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other’s?

Junk Miles

Kissing someone other than your boyfriend is cheating. 

But what about thinking about kissing someone other than your boyfriend? 

What about thinking about it a lot?

Brenna Blixen has the perfect boyfriend. He’s sweet, sexy, loyal, and sure that Brenna is the best thing that’s ever happened to him. But being the perfect girlfriend isn’t as easy as Brenna thought it would be, and the pressure that comes with trying to be Jake’s everything is beginning to weigh on her. When her mother surprises her with a trip to Paris over winter break, she’s torn. She anticipated spending her vacation snuggling with Jake Kelly, ice-skating, drinking cocoa, and relaxing…but what girl in her right mind would turn down a trip to Paris?

Things only get more confusing when she winds up unexpectedly and unavoidably thrown into Saxon Maclean’s arms in the City of Lights. Far away from the comfort and stability she finds at Jake’s side, Brenna faces down the feelings that have been swirling through her since the day she laid eyes on Saxon. Is it fair for her to call herself Jake’s girlfriend when she has so many unresolved feelings about someone else?

Brenna is determined to figure it all out, even if it means making some of the hardest decisions of her entire life. She also learns that every single thing she does has rippling repercussions, some that fill her with total regret. By the time she figures out what her heart truly wants, she realizes that she may not be able to have it after all.

Slow Twitch

Summer scatters three friends, ties them back together, and makes them question who they have been and who they want to be in the future.

Brenna expected to soak up the knowledge of great Irish writers at her summer workshop in Dublin.

Purchase THE BRENNA BLIXEN SERIES below
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Reviewed by Gitte 5 Stars

Liz Reinhardt is amazing, there’s no question about that!!

I loved the first 2 books in this series, but somehow, Liz managed to surpass these with Slow Twitch!!

I couldn’t put it down. I LOVED everything about this book, we get to hear the voices of Jake and Saxon as well as Brenna’s. This was so refreshing and being inside the lads heads made me feel completely emotionally connected to the characters and the story line!!

Jake and Saxon went through a bit of a role reversal which strengthened their characters and helped them grow and Saxon….well he just blew me away, he nearly made me cry!!!

I don’t want to give anything away but know that this book is FAB-U-LUSH, so beautifully written, so real, so emotional and so YUMMY!!!

I could never pick a team in the previous 2 books..I love both Saxon and Jake and this book made no difference at all so I’m going to have both LOL!!

I really hope there will be more Brenna, Jake and Saxon because I need to know what happens next…especially after how things were left at the end of this one!!!

I also need to know more about Devon and Evan!!!

 

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