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ADAM, ENOUGH SAID (This Can’t Be Happening #3) by LYNDA LEEANNE

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SYNOPSIS

Our past was painful and a lot of mistakes were made, but that was then – this is now.
Mia wants a fight? I’ll give her one.
She wants to leave me? I’ll make her stay.
This is our future. She belongs to me.

Our past wasn’t just painful, it was soul-shattering, and no amount of time will change that.
Adam wants a fight? Bring it.
He won’t let me leave? I’ll make him pay.
This is my future. I don’t belong to him.

Follow Adam and Mia’s journey through the deliciously dysfunctional madness they like to call…marriage.

Author’s note: This is the third book in the This Can’t be Happening Series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Author’s warning: Mature content, lots of cussing (as in, A LOT), a five-foot-three, redheaded, terror of a woman and a sexy, possessive, crazy, hot alpha cop.

The THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING SERIES available to purchase below
(A TBB recommended series)

LEXI, BABY – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
TRISH, JUST TRISH  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ADAM, ENOUGH SAID  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

Gitte: So how much were we dying for Adam’s book Jenny? We’ve loved him since Lexi Baby and could not wait for his turn right! Our hot cop with the filthy mouth and that protective and cocky presence made us swoon right?

Jenny:  Oh he certainly did G.  I’ve had a HUGE crush on Adam all through this series and couldn’t wait to get stuck into his story and what a presence this man is! Come on….a filthy mouth, alpha hot cop….well, what can we say? hehe

Gitte: So, we get to learn a lot more about Adam and I have to say I loved his relationship with his Mum. My heart may have melted a few times. What is it about men who love their Mums? Adam is so cocky and determined. He’s rude, crude and opinionated but you can’t help but fall for him.

“This is me. I’m an asshole. I’m a jerk. I say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I always have and always will…but, freckles, you’re the only woman that will get me….” – Adam

He’s a bumbling mess at time in his actions and what he says, but his heart is good.

“I know you don’t need or want my help…BUT I FUCKIN’ WANT YOU! Just you!” – Adam

As for Mia, well can you spell F-E-I-S-T-Y? Wow…..she really does make her presence felt and you want to high five her on several occasions. At the same time though I wanted to hit her over the head with a reality check too.

Through switching between past and present we learn about Adam and Mia, their marriage and the crux of their problems and wow did they have problems. So many errors of judgements based on a single misunderstanding which was quite sad. It drove me crazy and I screamed at my kindle several times.

“I’d blamed her for leaving me, but I knew all along that it was because I’d pushed her too far.”

Both are stubborn, SO stubborn and extremely loud about it, yet both are trying to protect a broken heart that still loves.  It really was quite sad and I felt for them both. But….how many times can you be frustrated by the sheer lack of talking between couples before it becomes old? It did grate on me at times as it went to the extreme and so much heart ache could have been avoided. But hey, that’s part of fiction right.

“You belong to me, Mia. The marriage certificate I have locked away in my safe says you do…”

I thought it was real sad that two people who clearly love the bones of each other spent so much time apart. And how telling was it by the fact that neither through all the years forced the divorce!

Did you feel the same Jenny?

Jenny:  Hmmm Mia tested me that’s for sure! Yes, part of me admired her stubbornness and feistiness but there was a big part of me that really did want to give her a bit of a slap every now and then.  I wanted them both to get a grip and realise the miscommunication going on.  It really was a case of he said/she said and I wanted to lock them both in a room and yell “LISTEN”.  But…that angst is what keeps us turning the pages and seeing just how these two were going to work through this.

It certainly kept me on my toes, entertained and I alternated between shouting, swooning, giggling and fanning! Adam? Well, he is divine. Enough said!

 Gitte: Adam, Enough Said is a real entertaining read. It’ll make you peeved off sure, but it will also make you swoon, laugh and quite emotional at times. I really enjoyed the drama and loved the last few chapters, I just had a few niggles with the fluidity of the past/present and the backwards and forwards fighting between Mia and Adam.

“My world began and ended with you.” – Mia

“I won’t sleep without you….Never again Mia. Be pissed at me, be disappointed in me, be sad, but do all that stuff while you’re in my arms. I need to feel what you’re going through. You hurt, I hurt.” – Adam

Gitte: 4 Stars
Jenny: 4 Stars

ARC Provided by author in exchange for an honest review

 

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Trish, Just Trish (This Can’t Be Happening #2) by Lynda LeeAnne

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SYNOPSIS

Patricia Grace Kincaid is haunted by her past and no matter what she does, the ghosts won’t stay away. A childhood incident nearly ruined her life. A mistake that she made two years ago ripped her to shreds. She isn’t the same feisty, fearless bitch she used to be… or is she?

What will happen when the person she screwed over storms back into her life? She freaks. Is it for the reason she’s always hoped for… that Tony Lopez, the breathtakingly sexy Latino love of her life, has finally decided to forgive her? Hell no. Will he demand her complete submission? Yes. Will he make her life hell? Double yes. Will she, in return, torture him? Hell-to-the-yes. Will her past come back to haunt her? Absolutely.

Author’s warning: Including, but not limited to: a deep, dark childhood, lots and lots of cussing (as in, A LOT), a ton of fighting, maybe hair pulling, a bitch with a vulnerable side, and last, but not least, über possessive, over obsessive, crazy hot alpha males on the verge of needing therapy… and maybe a tear or two.

The THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING SERIES available to purchase below
(A TBB recommended series)

LEXI, BABY – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
TRISH, JUST TRISH  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ADAM, ENOUGH SAID  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reviewed by Gitte and Jenny

Gitte: So Jenny how much did we love the first book in this series, Lexi, Baby! Both characters had a perfect balance and the story was fast paced and addictive. I loved Trish and couldn’t wait to hear her story. So it hurts my heart to say this but I was disappointed. I felt Trish, Just Trish seemed very rushed and I just didn’t connect with Tony. I have to mention that there were also a lot of spelling errors and missing words in this book which should have been picked up.

Saying this though, The Trish, Just Trish story-line was a good one, it was suspenseful and addictive and I love this Authors writing style without a doubt and will always pick up anything she writes in future, it’ll be a one click for sure but this particular one just didn’t work for me.

Jenny: We certainly did love Lexi, Baby.  In fact that book was on our favourite reads list for 2012. I remember reading and devouring that book in one sitting and falling completely in love with the characters, so to say we were eagerly anticipating reading this book is an understatement.

Gitte, this review pains me, it truly does.  I so wanted to read and love this book because I love this authors writing style and would buy anything she puts pen to paper on, but I have to agree with you.  The story did feel rushed.  Trish seemed like a different character to the one we experienced in Lexi, Baby and Tony…well I didn’t connect with him either. 

Gitte: So Trish; we knew her as cheeky, fun loving and an extremely good friend to Lexi. We knew she had a vulnerability and a past that has scarred her. We also knew she loved Tony with a passion but due to an error in judgement trying to stand up for her best mate Lexi she ultimately lost him.

“Tony made me forget everything….His love and affection, his possessiveness and tenderness, his greediness of me…consumed me without even trying. I’d been madly in love with him. No it was more than love. It was an out-of-control, soul-stealing, life changing, world rocking, universe tilting feeling that dug itself so deep into my heart I was terrified I’d never manage to shovel it back out. I was still in love with him, but I couldn’t have him.” – Trish

So yeah she is still nursing a completely broken heart over Tony two years later and he has no idea. In this story Trish is broken, her spirit completely gone when you compare her to how we knew her. We get snippets of her past and it broke my heart and the façade she portrays does nothing to hint at how damaged she is. Her spirit always getting her through life and making her friend Lexi safe and happy, partly neglecting her own.  She tries to re-connect with him but have had no word from him in all this time. Tony knows nothing of her past or what really happened to spur on the separation. His leaving is based on assumptions. I felt so sorry for Trish Jenny but she really frustrated me too and I wanted to shake her when she gave away something so precious under the circumstances that she did.

Jenny:  Yes Gitte, to me the Trish in this book felt like a totally different character to the one I fell in love with previously.   I loved her humor, tenacity and spunk in Lexi, but there didn’t seem to be a lot of that Trish in this book.  She is indeed a loyal, true friend to Lexi.  I wanted to shake her at times too.  I felt so sorry for her too but yes, I’m pained to say, she did frustrate me at times.

Gitte: Now as for Tony. I don’t really know what to say Jenny. He should have been the type of male character that we loved. He is gorgeous, possessive and alpha male. However, the way he acts is not attractive in my opinion…at all. He was written quite well to a point, but then his arsehole behaviour was taken too far with no chance of redemption. Rather than coming across as a protector with a cocky attitude. He came across mean with an ugly personality and a foul mouth. No woman would surely put up with this and definitely not the Trish we know and love. He pushed her around, did as he wanted, took what he wanted expecting everyone to fall into line and the way he came to his conclusions just didn’t really make any sense. This is so frustrating for me to say and it pains me but I didn’t take to him at all Jenny. His character was taken too far and he tipped the scale for me. He had no clue what he had and he was very lucky in my opinion to get a HEA despite how he opened himself at the end!

Jenny:  Tony.  Like you, I don’t know what to say.  There is such a fine line between a hero being an alpha, possessive male we love and an alpha, possessive male we dislike, and I’m afraid Tony crossed that fine line and never redeemed himself for me either.  I know we spoke about this Gitte and tried to convince each other that we kind of liked him but we couldn’t do it.  We both agreed he wasn’t for us.  He definitely was lucky to get an HEA that’s for sure!

Gitte: So yeah, I love this Author, love her writing style, loved book #1 in this series and I cannot wait for Adam’s book which is next.  She writes with just the right amount of suspense and passion , this one just didn’t work for me for the reasons I have outlined above but it will not stop me from automatically buying this Authors books in the future.

Jenny:  I absolutely love this author and her writing style so writing this review really breaks my heart.  This author certainly does know how to write a good story and keep us engrossed; she proved that with Lexi, Baby and I believe she will do it again with Adam’s story.  It was my lack of connection with Tony which detracted from my enjoyment of this story and nothing to do with the authors writing.

I am HANGING OUT for Adam’s book.  I have every confidence this author will nail that his story.  There is no doubt whatsoever she will give us a book we’re going to love! In fact, I know I will be 1clicking it the minute it’s available because I have every faith she will deliver!

 

3.5 Stars

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Lexi, Baby (This Can’t Be Happening #1) by Lynda LeeAnne

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SYNOPSIS

Alexis Sky Martine thinks of herself as the average girl-next-door who does what she has to do to get by, have fun and enjoy life.
She is madly in love with her sexy, drop-your-panties-at-first-sight, hottie boyfriend who is equally in love with her; more like downright obsessed. He treats her like she is his heart; like he needs her to exist; like he would do anything in his power to make her happy.
Lexi knows Landyn James loves her just as much as she loves him, if not more. Deep down, she also knows high school sweethearts aren’t expected to last, but their relationship is different. They are soul mates. Their connection is unbreakable.

What could possibly go wrong when you have love like that…?
Everything.
What will the future hold…?
Only time will tell.

Author’s Note: Contains Adult Content – Namely, a teenager-turned-woman with a very dirty mouth and fiery temper that may or may not know how to throw a punch. Also includes hot and steamy scenes, and a small glimpse into physical/verbal abuse.

The THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING SERIES available to purchase below
(A TBB recommended series)

LEXI, BABY – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
TRISH, JUST TRISH  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK
ADAM, ENOUGH SAID  – AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4.5 Stars

Gitte:So this one came out of left field didn’t it Jenny, I LOVE when that happens. A new Author; a book I’ve never heard of before and then I go and fall in love! Yeah no doubt, loved this story, loved all the characters, fell in love with this Author and her effortless writing style and I CANNOT wait for the next book in this series! Pure indulgence … like your favourite comfort food!

Jenny:  It sure did GG.   Going into this book I knew nothing.  I just plunged straight into it – I hadn’t even read the synopsis and wow! This book blew me away.  I intended to read a few chapters, do a few things around the house then come back to it.  I ended up reading it in one sitting! Absolutely LOVED it!!  I felt the same as you.  Loved the story, the characters and just fell totally in love with Lynda LeeAnne’s writing style.  The story was fast paced and never let up and it was such a great ride.   I’m definitely a fan!

Gitte:    I have to say that reading this story, I had no clue where it was going which was such a refreshing change; the story line was a winner for me. It could have been obvious and predictable but it really wasn’t  through most of the story. It also had the right level of humour, passion, drama and angst for me to make this a good read.  I was intrigued and really couldn’t put it down so I read it in one sitting and as it’s not a huge book nothing got neglected…much! I will say though that I would have loved for it to have been a bit longer only to get to the depths of the characters more and their background. In this case though wanting to know more is a positive thing in my opinion.

Jenny:  I needed a change and this book was IT!   As you said, it had it all – I honestly was completely consumed in this book from start to finish and at times read it with a huge smile on my face such was the humour mixed in with angst, drama, emotion with some steamy scenes thrown in for good measure.  I found myself really invested in these characters

Gitte: So we start the story off with Lexi and Lan who are very young and in love, love of the intense and forever kind. That is until Lan makes a HUGE mistake. A mistake which at the age they are, is very ‘real life’. This mistake sets off a string of events that are both heart-breaking and emotional yet written with such humour at times that it came across really well. The story continues some years later when consequences of their actions throws them into each other’s lives again.

Lan is absolutely gorgeous despite being an arrogant arse a lot of the time; I completely fell in love with him. He loves Lexi fiercely and protectively and he says what he thinks so you are left in no doubt. His mistake aside, I thought he was pretty amazing and without spoiling anything, what he has on his body….sigh, I melted but not before I managed to get a lick in…I wish Jenny!!! Oh, I have to say my heart broke for him a couple of times in this story.

Jenny:  I loved how the story just forged straight in there – no build up here – you were right there from the first chapter and oh my did it plunge straight in.  My heart absolutely broke for Lexi and I felt so much for her because of the situation she found herself in at the start of the book.  Gitte I loved Landyn (Lan) right off the bat.  I know I should have hated him and even messaged you saying “It’s okay that I’m madly in love with that bastard Lan isn’t?”  In real life I’d punch him in the face, but in bookland this guy was it for me!   You convinced me it was okay to love him and that was good enough for me GG *wink, wink*.
I know exactly what you’re talking about and dear god……save me a spot to lick GG………………..hmmm where were we??

Gitte: Now I have to say I really liked Lexi.  She came across quite strong and level headed yet vulnerable and I guess a bit naïve at times. She too made a few mistakes that consequently put her in a situation that sparked a lot of drama. I didn’t really agree with some of her decisions but then again I can see why she made them. Lexi also had me in stitches at times and her spirit and boldness was admirable under the circumstances.

Jenny:   I adored Lexi.  She made me laugh, she made me cry, I felt for her in the situations she found herself in and yes, once or twice I questioned her decisions but all in all she was a great character that I warmed to straight away.

Gitte:   I loved the supporting characters in this story so was thrilled to reach the end where I found out that Trish, Lexi’s quirky best mate, who was funny, sweet and cheeky would have her own story. Oh and Adam…who is LUSH!! I don’t want to give anything away about who Adam is, all I’ll say is that there’s a scene with him that really shows he has that alpha male protectiveness thing going…I swooned big time!! His book, I am so sure is going to be FAB!

So yeah what a FAB first book from this Author.  Can’t wait to read more….

Jenny:  The supporting cast of characters were fantastic.  I absolutely adored Layla, she positively stole my heart!  Oh my god GG we both loved Adam didn’t we! Bring on HIS book – he was just divine!!!!
I swooned over Landyn – he had the whole alpha possessive thing going on and even though he was a dick at times I loved him from the start.
There was a point I got to in the story when I had to take a breather and regroup….my stomach was in knots with anticipation! I even messaged you when I got to it and had to be assured I could go on.  I know, I’m a drama queen but it really did get to me!

This book has been one of my favourite reads this year and I can’t wait for the next two books in this series!  An unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable read!

 

Book #2, Trish, Just Trish will release on 28th February

 

 You can check out Lexi, Baby here

Lexi, Baby (This Can’t Be Happening)

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