Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Book Review: Be My Valentine: Volume Two | #ValentineRomance #Antho #SweetRomance



Life is beautiful especially when you're in love.
Dive into these hand-picked contemporary romance novellas and fall in love this Valentine's Day.
Featured stories
  • The Curse of Valentine by Glory Abah
  • She will be loved by Zee Monodee
  • When Love Happens by Rosemary Okafor
  • Until Morning by Mukami Ngari
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book, and this review is given voluntarily


MY REVIEW

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Book Review: An Outlandish Bid by EJ Brock | #DistinguishedGentlemenSeries

LIEUTENANT TAYLOR has spent his life haunted by the tragic loss of his mother. His babysitter, Mama Peaches, stepped in and filled the void. As loving and maternal as Peaches was, he never got over not being able to fix his mother. Subconsciously driven by the fact that he couldn’t save her, he has spent the last twenty years buying and fixing old houses. With more money than he can spend, he moves from Southlake Park to New York City, in search of a topnotch Investment Banker.

OCTAVIA WASHINGTON is a much sought-after Investment Banker. She has cultivated a semi-symbiotic workaholic relationship with Lieutenant. So much so that they are both unsuccessful in their personal love lives. Lieutenant’s nerves are rattled when he gets a call from Peaches about participating in a bachelor auction. He does not want to be sold like fresh meat, but he feels obligated. So, he comes up with a scheme in the name of Ms. Octavia Washington.

Will they be able to pull the wool over Mama Peaches’ eyes? Or will the wool finally be pulled off of their own...


My Review
After suffering a trauma in his childhood, Lieutenant (his name, not a title) is wary of noise, and stick to a strict routine. His investment banker appears to be the only one who can tolerate his 'brand' of weird. However, their relationship has remained business only. 

Monday, 2 March 2020

Book Review: The Birthday Bid by Suzette D. Harrison | #DistinguishedGentlemenSeries

The Birthday Bid: Distinguished Gentlemen SeriesThe Birthday Bid: Distinguished Gentlemen Series by Suzette D. Harrison

It’s blackmail, blindfolds, and her fortieth birthday. How else would beauty influencer, Senaé Dawson, wind up at a bachelor auction? Whisked away without a say, her besties treat her to a birthday bid at an auction featuring decadent Black men. Inevitably infected by the hype, Senaé’s excitement hits hyper drive until the blindfold’s removed from her eyes. She’s dumbstruck to discover she’s just “bought” her ex-husband.

Lexington “Lex” Ryde turned his love for cars into a multi-million dollar private transportation business serving Black Hollywood’s A-list. His line of work taught Lex to be prepared at a moment’s notice. But seeing his ex-wife face-to-face for the first time in twenty years leaves him feeling as if “sucker-punched by Tyson and Holyfield.” Thanks to their problematic past, neither is pleased with this bachelor auction “ridiculousness”, or the instant flare of hot, sexual attraction erupting between them. But being Mama Peaches’ first foster child, Lex can’t renege. He's stuck with the auction results...and the unpleasant truth that he's still in love with his ex.  

Take the ride with Senaé and Lex! They’ll confront a painful past, consider their present, and encounter an unwanted admirer who must be dealt with.


My Review

As a fortieth birthday gift, Sanae's well-meaning best friends drag her to a bachelor auction, intending to get their friend laid. As fate would have it, the bachelor they win turns out to be her ex husband, Lex Ryde. Neither of them is pleased, as there's too much pain in their past. Unfortunately, there are no returns and no refunds for the auction.