CLP Blog Tours Sign Up: A Royal Affair (Royal Ties Book One) by Amy Saunders

a royal affairTitle: A Royal Affair (Royal Ties Book One)

Author: Amy Saunders

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Features Available: Review, Excerpt, Q&A and/or Spotlight

Formats Available: Kindle, ePub , PDF

Tour Timeframe: January

About the Book

As crown princess of Lorencia, Desi can handle other royals, dignitaries, and celebrities without batting an eyelash. But Astin Gold, the suave heir to a hotel empire? No amount of diplomatic training prepared Desi for him.

Or the whirlwind media scandal she’s about to ignite with him.

Rumors swirl, and the pressure is on to deflect the attention. But Desi’s feelings for Astin only blossom, despite allegations that he’s using her for his own gain. As she dares to date him under the radar, it becomes clear someone close to her is behind the scandal. And their secret won’t stay secret forever.

As tensions rise, Desi must decide if Astin deserves her trust. And, more important, her heart.

#BookReview: The Bulletproof Proposal by Rebekah Louise

rhe bulletproof proposalThe Bulletproof Proposal by Rebekah Louise is a short and sweet romantic novella. At just thirty-nine pages I wondered if I would be able to connect with the story, as sometimes I can struggle to get invested into novellas because they seem to be over with before they really begin. I’m happy to say I did not have that issue with this one, and I happily read all the way through, cheering Lisa on with her wedding planning. At first I worried that her idea of proposing to her boyfriend of five years might backfire, and then I really started to worry when not only was she going to propose but also plan the wedding all without him knowing– sure, I was worried for her. Her idea to have the wedding fully ready, all the guests invited, the cake done, and more – all without knowing if Matt would say yes – sure, I was sweating a bit for her. It was fairly comical at points watching her try to get a wedding planned in just weeks, and fun seeing her friends and family step up and try to help her. I of course won’t spoil the ending, as I couldn’t even guess how that might come together, but I hope you’ll read for yourself! Like mentioned prior, this is a novella but nothing appeared too rushed for me. It was the perfect romantic/chick lit storyline for a novella, and I highly enjoyed from beginning to end. If you are looking for a short and sweet read, I would recommend The Bulletproof Proposal by Rebekah Louise.

4 stars

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#BookReview: Forks, Knives and Spoons by Leah DeCesare

forks knives and spoonsAbout the Book

There are three kinds of guys: forks, knives, and spoons. That is the final lesson that Amy York’s father sends her off to college with, never suspecting just how far his daughter will take it. Clinging to the Utensil Classification System as her guide, Amy tries to convince her skeptical roommate, Veronica Warren, of its usefulness as they navigate the heartbreaks and soul mates of college and beyond.

Beginning in 1988, their freshman year at Syracuse University, Amy and Veronica meet an assortment of guys—from slotted spoons and shrimp forks to butter knives and sporks—all while trying to learn if the UCS holds true. On the quest to find their perfect steak knives, they learn to believe in themselves—and not to settle in love or life.

My Review

Talk about a book I could not put down. My Kindle was coming everywhere with me while I was reading Forks, Knives and Spoons. Even while waiting in line at a drive through, I pulled out my Kindle to keep reading. I loved the story of a college friendship between two women, their relationships, and their life after college. The early 90s nostalgia had me smiling as well, and if you’re a 90s child, I bet you’ll get a few throwback laughs as well. I was surprised to see this is Leah DeCesare’s debut novel, as it was extremely well-written, well-organized and kept me hooked from the first page to the last. I highly recommend you add this to your reading list!

5 stars