Three Chapter Test: The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: The Wrong Kind of Compatible
Author: Kadie Scott
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Plus Points:

  1. The book features geeks! Both hero and heroine are computer geeks! It can’t get any better than that.
  2. Drew Kerrigan is a hot geek! ‘Nuff said.
  3. Cassie, the heroine, is funny and delightful and engaging. I love her no brains-to-mouth filter–on paper. Not sure how I’d find it if I had a friend like that in real life.
  4. Love Drew and Cassie’s banter, especially the double entendre, whether intentional or not.

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Three Chapter Test: How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days by Harmony Williams

The Three Chapter Test was created due to the mountain of books I have in my Kindle, and because in contrast to that, there’s so little time. So, in order to get to the books that I want to read, or that intrigue me and capture my imagination and attention, I decided to do a Three Chapter Test on the books. Meaning, I must read at least the first 3 chapters or 17% of the book, whichever comes first, in order to make a more or less informed judgement on whether to continue or to abandon.

So, here goes:

Title: How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days
Author: Harmony Williams
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance

Plus Points:

  1. The author’s prose is refreshing with new ways of saying things.
  2. The story is in written from the 1st person POV, which is not my preferred style, but the heroine’s voice was engaging and delightful. See point #1.
  3. Julian, the hero, is mysterious and sounds dashing.
  4. It’s a friends-to-lovers story, my favorite trope!

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Review: Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

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Cindi Madsen takes us on a wild, thrilling ride in CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER PUCK BUNNY, which is unexpectedly fun to read.

Lindsay is a great narrator; I love her voice and her strength, especially the way she turned her life around and made the goal of pursuing her dream. More than her though, I love Ryder, especially the way that Lindsay’s past didn’t matter to him, and that he only wants “her future”. If only more men were like him! Both characters are lovable and relatable, and I kept rooting for them all the way! Continue reading

Review: Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jenny Holiday

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Sometimes I get the urge to read something light and fun, and SLEEPING WITH HER ENEMY certainly fits the bill. What I didn’t bargain for was how much I would enjoy this book, or that I would add another name to my must-read list of authors!

Amy Morrison has just been jilted on her wedding day, and who should she run into but Dax Harris, her office enemy. Surprisingly, while he and Amy have always sniped at each other, Dax couldn’t leave her alone when she was so obviously heartbroken and torn apart. So, he bought her a drink (or several) and then whisked her away to safety to his island home. Amy decided then to enjoy life as a single woman, something she’s missed out on during her seven long years with her ex, and who better to have casual hookups with than Dax, the king of hookups himself? Continue reading

Review: Only For A Night by Naima Simone

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Unbelievable hotness packaged in one dynamite of a story!

The first in The Lick Series, ONLY FOR A NIGHT is full of dirty, carnal sex scenes, but don’t let that scare you away. At its heart is a romantic story of a love that triumphed over time, abuse, insecurities and maybe even death. Let Rion (man, I love that name!) and Harper sweep you away into their erotic second chance at love. I can’t wait for the next book in the series! Continue reading

Review: Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke

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DEAR JANE is a funny, laugh-out-loud yet sexy romantic read!

For some reason, Jane Dixon couldn’t get a second date. All her first dates end in disaster. So, she was happy when colleague Eric Blackwell says that any guy would be ecstatic to get a date with her and promised to set her up with his friends. Too bad Eric himself didn’t seem to be interested.

Eric is more than interested, but there’s a non-fraternization clause at the office, plus, Jane seem to see him only as a friend…

I love the story’s slow build-up, how Eric and Jane became friends even as Eric sets her up on dates, and the “debriefing” after each date, which was hilarious. And then, I love how hot they are together, how their chemistry just sizzled. All is not smooth sailing, but I love what Eric did to win her back. Marissa Clarke is a new-to-me author, and I’m definitely watching out for her next books!

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Review: Atrophy by Jess Anastasi

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I’ve not read a lot of space opera (if that is what it’s called) or romantic science fiction/futuristic books, but ATROPHY is captivating, page-turning and has layers deep of story than what readers can glimpse from the blurb.

Tannin Everette was sent to Erebus (a prison planet) for a crime he didn’t commit. For twelve years, he was on good behavior and diligently volunteered in the admin complex for the opportunity to escape. Not that it was easy, because no one ever escaped Erebus successfully. His chance came when war hero Rian Sherron’s ship docked in Erebus for repairs and, due to a good turn he did her, Zahli (Rian’s sister) helped him stow away on their ship.

However, he wasn’t truly free because he would always be a hunted man. What kind of future could he give to Zahli? Continue reading