Faking Ms Right by Claire Kingsley

Title: Faking Ms. Right
Author: Claire Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary Rom/Com
Release Date: May 28, 2019



 

 

 

“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

 
Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit. 
 
Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.
 
His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.
 
Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance. 
 
Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.
 
And faking it gets all too real.

My review:

I first “met” Everly Dalton in a series of bad date shorts in Ms Kinglsey’s newsletters and loved her. (By the way, they have all been compiled into a free prequel book, Everly Dalton’s Dating Disasters. I highly recommend reading it. The stories are hilarious!)

Everly’s dating life may be a series of horrendous first dates, but at work she is the best assistant Shepherd Calloway has ever had. He usually scares them off within weeks but Everly has kept his life running for three years. When he finds himself in need of a pretend date, she is his first call. And after getting bad news about his father’s health, they continue the ruse with Everly moving into his home.

Everly and her boss aren’t friends, but she feels protective of him, especially with all the gold-digging women using him for his name and his bank account. She agrees to help him out. She is surprised by the side of Shepherd he keeps hidden, and he likes the color she brings into his life.

I loved this book. Everly and Shepherd are fantastic together, their families are lovely, and Everly’s besties Nora and Hazel are #bffgoals. I am so happy that Everly finally has her happily ever after.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 


“This story was perfection from the very beginning and a MUST READ book! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone and everyone! Claire Kingsley had the perfect mix have laughs, steamy and romance.”
~ Amy [The Little Bookworm]

“Shepherd is one of the best male leads that I have read in a RomCom in a while. I am definitely swoony thinking about him after finishing the book. READ THIS RIGHT NOW– I highly recommend it and know that you will not be disappointed.” ~ Ga Books LoverX

“Shepard and Everly are two of the most fun, entertaining and charming couples I’ve ever read! Faking Ms. Right was full of hilarious moments, a chemistry that you could feel jump off the pages and sexy times that…well…lit my Kindle on FIRE!!” ~ Kim, Sultry Sirens Book Blog

“I laughed plenty, awed and even teared a little. This book has it all. I don’t know how I’ve went this long without reading Claire Kingsley but she has a new fan now!” ~ Read. Review. Repeat.

“Poor Shepherd thinks he is genetically cold and closed off. Sunshiney, happy Everly is there to help him save face by following his crazy scheme. She shows him that she can be trusted with his true self and helps him melt that cold exterior.” ~ Tracy, Book Cravers Blog

 

Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
 
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
 
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

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Hammered by Pippa Grant + Lili Valente

 

 

Title: Hammered
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: May 28, 2019

Blurb

 

I didn’t mean to kidnap the groom.It was an accident.

Mostly…

At least I didn’t take much time to plan it. It was more of a spur of the
moment kidnapping. Does that count?

One minute, the town’s bad boy is standing at the altar about to marry the
world’s most evil kindergarten teacher. The next, he’s passed out in my Vespa
sidecar with his bride hot on our tail.

But I didn’t have a choice! I couldn’t stand by and watch Jace O’Dell be
blackmailed into a loveless marriage. And besides, what’s a little kidnapping
between friends?

Okay, so maybe we’re not just friends…

And maybe I can’t quit thinking about that night at his bar when he closed up
early and had me on the rocks.

And maybe this crazy stunt is going to blow up in both of our faces.

If it does, I’m blaming the moonshine.

Even though the only thing I’m hammered on when it comes to Jace is
love—straight up, no chaser.

 

My review:

Olivia is known as the town hippie – she believes in auras and the healing powers of crystals and herbs. She also rescues lost things – and animals. She and Jace have been friends who flirt for a long time, and when Jace and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Ginger are definitely off, they hook up in his bar. Unfortunately for Olivia, Ginger turns up again pregnant with Jace’s baby, and decides to work it out with her for the sake of the baby. Being Happy Cat, Georgia, shenanigans ensue. Many shenanigans. The raccoon George Cooney is now joined by Chewpaca the alpaca and Princess the hedgehog.  Jace and Olivia are so good together, too.

Like the first book in this series, Hosed, we have an eclectic cast of characters who have a lot of heart. Happy Cat is small town life at its best. Don’t worry, though, if you haven’t read Hosed (and why  not??) the books are standalones and you won’t be lost if you read Hammered first.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Pippa Grant
Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to
escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning
toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading,
writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.

Lili Valente
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten
dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths
on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark
and lived to tell the tale. 
 
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut
water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.