The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

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American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.

Which is how she gets into trouble.

Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.

***** Ani’s Review*****

I’ll start by saying The Royal We was escapism at it’s best. I totally appreciate being a regular citizen now. Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan did a great job developing the characters and infusing life into each individual. Bex played a cool American that slipped right into her role as stereotypical American party girl but one that was also smart, quirky, and had a silly, charming personality. Even if Prince Nick wasn’t The Prince, he would still be every girls’ dream guy: handsome, sweet, fun, and thoughtful.  This nice thing about this story is that the plot was well developed and realistic but more than that, it had a lot of heart as well. If you enjoy, sassy, fun, and anything royal, this book is for you!

 

In A World Just Right

In A World Just right

Sometimes Jonathan Aubrey wishes he could just disappear. And as luck—or fate—would have it, he can. Ever since coming out of a coma as a kid, he has been able to create alternate worlds. Worlds where he is a superhero, or a ladies’ man, or simply a better version of himself. That’s the world he’s been escaping to most since sophomore year, a world where he has everything he doesn’t have in real life: friends, a place of honor on the track team, passing grades, and most importantly, Kylie Simms as his girlfriend.

But when Jonathan confuses his worlds senior year and tries to kiss the real Kylie Simms, everything unravels. The real Kylie actually notices Jonathan…and begins obsessing over him. The fantasy version of Kylie struggles to love Jonathan as she was created to do, and the consequences are disastrous. As his worlds collide, Jonathan must confront the truth of his power and figure out where he actually belongs—before he loses both Kylies forever.

********************Ani’s Review***************

When I grabbed In A World Just Right,  I thought the synopsis was interesting but I was concerned because this is author Jen Brooks’ debut novel and at 400+ pages, it’s a commitment!  I was pleasantly surprised to find this story well written and very enjoyable. I felt the middle of the story to drag a little but it all worked and the end was very satisfying and went quickly. The story of Jonathan Aubrey and his body image holding him back from embracing real life is something that all teens can relate with as well as wanting to be in a place where you are accepted unconditionally. There is also an underlying theme of making the right choices for yourself and having that power over others.  This is a touching story with a hint of romance without being sappy.  I would highly recommend this book to fans of John Green. For mature middle readers on up.

Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble (A Tremayne Family Romance)

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Asking for Trouble (Tremayne Family, #1)Asking for Trouble
(Tremayne Family #1)
Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
February 17th 2015 by Berkley InterMix
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The Tremaynes are one of the most prosperous families in Lantano Valley, California. But money can’t buy everything—especially when it comes to love…

 

Morgan Tramayne has a heart of gold, but to keep her children’s charity afloat she’s had to resort to some less than legal means: donations from a notorious cat burglar who targets the wealthy. It’s only a matter of time before Morgan’s criminal connection blows up in her face—especially since her undeniable attraction to the man heading the investigation keeps putting her in tricky situations.

Former police detective-turned-investigator Gage Juliano has two goals: salvaging his career and nabbing Lantano Valley’s present-day Robin Hood. But when he meets a beautiful, curvaceous woman who’s more interested in helping others than amassing a fortune like the rest of the town’s residents, Gage finds his desires pulled in an unexpected direction…

 

Note: This novel contains some mature content.

 

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You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).

Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

 

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda’s annual online auction for diabetes research. When she’s not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she’s working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it’s Snickers who tolerates her).

 

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Ani’s Review of Asking for Trouble

I was pleasantly surprised by Asking for Trouble. To me, the name of the book didn’t match the blurb so I was very happy when the  plot and characters tied in the title of the book. Main character Morgan was very likeable. As a mom I understand trying to do everything yourself and living up to unrealistic expectations that we set for ourselves. Her illegal activity and her remorse were totally understandable. Then there is Gage. He took awhile to understand because I didn’t really understand his position in the world but he didn’t either so that makes sense? Maybe? As soon as Gage meets Morgan, the sparks fly and I really began to like him. They had some really great chemistry and it was all well written.

One part of the storyline that I didn’t think needed to be there was Morgan’s weight. I just didn’t think it added to the plot. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate books that have curvy women because it’s more believable as the average woman and can address serious issues but in this case it didn’t do more than help us get an image of her in our minds. Other than that, the plot moved along well and there was even a little twist at the end that didn’t surprise me but I enjoyed nonetheless. Overall, this was a fun book and I would be happy to read other Tremayne Family stories by Anna J. Stewart.

 

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